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UHUL EVANS .
IS LAID TO REST
President Taft Bows Head
At Funerdl Bier of
TRIBUTE TO OFFICER
'American Sailors In All Parts sof
World Stand At Attention As
:Ceremony Takes Place.
As the Chlof .Executive of the, Na
tion bowed his head beside the
funeral bier of Read Admiral Robley
D'. Evane, in AH Souls' .Church at
2:80 o'clock this afternoon, the Am
erican sailors on the seven seas,
afloat, and ashoro throughout the
world, stood at attention with bared
.heads, while (he flag was dipped on
.every vessel of the United States
navy,. In this way the American
:navy, and the Nation paid its last
homage of tribute and respect to
"Fighting Bob," tho true sailor, and
the true American.
All that is earthly , of the lato Rear
Admiral, hero of, two wars, was re
turned, to. earth in Arlington National
Cemetery this afternoon.
funeral Most Impressive.
Tho funeral wiiq ' tho most Imprcs?
'Blve . military 'ceremonial of Its kind
witnessed In, Washington' ulnce' tho ,d'y
that the nation paid tribute to William
Menffrom every walk of life crowded
lri and! about tho church, all anxious
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Thaadmlral was signally: honored hot jyllllam' ,McKr Olaytonft-thd Obkistrlct JAw41l,nae-rM .n,? Piroy Won. for payment,
only by his ownvGovernmorit,'but hv Commissioners, .representatives of UtoJ jf,theschlnl8te. Is mdde Is capable
uuiy oy ma own uovernmeni, uui uy ( Great ,ynB,.ant -oiaVtDomlnlonhllnetTib ift what -jnlght .ba called, RHcilhie-ln-forelgn
powers. ,as wellj,. Within, tie ;aiiperlntnnCentioi tloVemmfcirt $&& iwlfttJSiT'la -lliSit
tfiurc.-iiiH uitjuut, uniccri ii(ouov -
ernment rubbed elbows with dld"aU6rs,
men who ,hadfouiiit 'tinder PlcfftInirl
,1Iod,'V and jvere,-r,thorcby counted his
friends. " , ' , ' "
f .Outsldoj thoi,5hurch tho Jmllltarycor-
ii-tju, ptuuuiiiK ai uiiciiiuui, was inngca
b'v an ciicer .throne anxious to iuvinni .,.., - .1.,. kiii ..j .......i
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tribute, and they were kept bock only I
would not hold
No Ceremony At House.
An unprecedented and most unusual
trlbuto came from the German Km
peror, when he commanded Comrcandor
Pctzmann, naval attache' of the Ger
man embassy, to attend the services as
his. personal representative. N,o other
naval officer has b'ee,n so honored by a
foreign government.' Admiral Evans
and the Kaiser were personal friends.
In accordance with the wishes of Mrs.
Evans, there was no ceremony at "the
family home, and the body was not
permitted to .He In ?tntc. The military
escort formed shortly boforo 2 o'clock
at tne cnurcn, ana u was snoruy alter
2:30 when the funeral patty ' arrived
from' the Evans home. In the mean
time It had 'taken 'a strong force of
police" and military guaids to reserve
tho places set apart for tho family and
friends of tho admiral and for tho
President and officials of the nation.
President 'Taft, Secretary of the Navy
Meyer, and other members of' tho Presl
dent's'bfflclal family; Lieut. Gen Nel--ean
.A. Miles, Admiral George Dewey,
and mere than' a hundred other ranking
officers t of tho army and navy were
seated to the left of tho Evans family.
The seryice by tho Rev. U. G. B, Pierce,
pastor of 1 the church and chuplaln of
the Sentte, was simple arid' brief. Dur
ing this service, and going to and from
tho rhumb, Mrs. Evans leaned upon
the. arm 'of her son. Lieutenant Com
mander Prank T: Evans
, Ono of the saddest figures at tho serv
ice was little Dorothy Sov.all. grand
daughter, of the dead admiral, who was
his constant companion In his leisure
hours. She wept bitterly.
- Casket Borne By Sailors.
The casket was born, to and from the
'church by eight picked men from the
crew- Of. tho U. S. S. Dolphin, who were
active pallbearers. Tho honorary pall
bearers were chosen from the men who
had served with and under the admiral
In his achievements In battlo and In
peace, when ho piloted the great battle
ship fleet around Capo Horn. They
were Admiral Seaton Schroeder. the last
commander-in-chief of the American
fleet, retired: near Admiral William
8wlft, retired; Rear Admiral R. F.
Nicholson, former chief of tho Bureau
of Navigation; Rear Admiral C. H.
Stockton, -retired; Rear Admiral J. E.
Plllsbury, retired, former chief, of staff
for Admiral Evans and later chief of
the Bureau of Navigation: Roar Ad
miral W. H.- Bronson, retired, former
chief of the Bureau of Navigation; MaJ.
(Continued on; Page Sixteen.)
FOUEXJAST FOB THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and Saturday; colder to
night; lowest temperature .tonight about
6 degrees above zero.
U. 8.. BUREAU.
8 a. m. ,.. 12
9 a. m. ......,... 13
10 a. m ,.... 15
U a. m 1C
12 noon 13
1 p. in., ,... 14
2 p. m 13
8 a. m.. i,,,, jr
9 a. m 15
10 a. m 17
11 a. m....... 19
12 noon ,. 22
1 p. m... 21
2 p.m. (In sun). 32
Todav High tide, 8:23 a, m. and 8:30
p. m.; low tide. 2 44 a. m. and i.iH p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 9:27 a. m. and
.' 46 p. in.; low tide. 3:3 J a, in. and 3:4ii
SUN TABLE, .
Bub Tlses..... . 7.19 I Sun seta 4:33
Yesterday's Circulation, 47,202
Tddky's Action by Senate
Pnblle hearing-oil universal trans
fers set for next Friday Id a. m.
Senator Works, announces he
will sabstitHto cltiscHs' anlrer
sal transfer bill for his own.
Galllngcr pnblle utHKlcs Mil dc
ferrcd for one week.
Acted favorably on fccCanbcr bill
on Northern. Liberty; Market .
Favorable action taken on bills
for relief of owners, of lots dam-
aged ifj 'change' In ' grade at
UnlonStatloa. 1 4 ,
Il'onso bill for support of lllegitU
mate children substituted for
Senate ;blll' and" 'ordered c-
Action taken to. terminate lease
of WllUam W, Biley, to ihe llsh
Senator Works Withdraws
His Own Bill Publicin- '
' vited to Attend.
Tho citizens' conference on universal,
transfers scored a .tolling point through
Senator Works this morning In the
nicotine of tho Senato District Cotn
.mltteo, when tho Senator announced'
that he, would substitute the citizens',
measure for hls own, and that ho had
obtained promise of a public hearing
on universal transfers.
Tho hearing was set for Friday morn-
iiik. ai iv o cjock,. in itoora 4j j. or trie
Senate .office building. The hearing, . It
Is announced, will bo open to t lie., pub
lic. Among .those specially invited" will
bo Charles W Darr. chairman of th
citizens' conference-on universal trans-
fpra: ao?.rR K- Hamilton, president of
the Capital Traction Company; Cltur
ence'P.. King,.- president, jofttbo Wash
ineton naiiway; ana'iiiecinc uomt
William' ,McKr Clayton.' rthdtikii
piiai tor tne, insane,' ana otners. i .
T1 decision to give a public hearing
- ??.t''?nYfit?1' transfer question, was
due to tho Insistence of Senator Works.
The ''Galllngcr. public .utilities bill was
'taken up, buf action on It was deferred
for one week;
Thla decision was made because most
of the members of the committee had
.ivrv uuiiu .t. niw u.ti. uim naiiiui iiiuiu
time to consider It. Senator Works waf
una ui im-'Hi:. uuiura were oenators
Pomerenc, Martin, and Curtis.
. Senator Clallingor said the matter
would bo brought 'up onco more ut tho
meeting next Friday. Ho Is hopeful of
favorable action then on the public
Utilities bill. That a unlversn.1 Inmsfnr
bill will be favorably acted on Is not
doubted, though It may not bo dono at
tho next mooting.
Tho committee acted favorably on tho
McCumber bill, providing for tho pay
ment of certain sums held to bo due
claimants by the auditor of the Su
preme Court of the District arising out
of the destruction of the Northern
Favorable action was taken on the
Galllnger bill for the relief of Clara
Dougherty. Ernest Kubcl. Josenhlne
Taylor, anH Mary Meder, owners of lots
damaged by change of grade due to the
construction of the Union Station.
Tho House bill, with amendments,
for the support and maintenance of Il
legitimate children' was ordered favor
ably reported In the placo of the Sen
The committee took speedy1 and fav
orable action o'n thrf bill recently In
troduced by Senator Galllnger to ter
minate the lease of William W. Rlley
to the fish wharf property, due to the
fact Wbat, It Is alleged to be kept in
The bill already passed by the House
to amend the Insurance- code so as to
broaden tho scope of the reports which
the Insurance Superintendent may re
quire from the companies, was ordered
favorably reported In placo of a like
.ENTERED BY SMITH
Alleged Assailant of Bennett Nat
tily Dressed on Appearance
"WcarliiK a new suit of brown and
looking- almdst Immaculate, James H.
Smith, alias Kuhusta, the ChlcaKo mur
der suspect, was arraigned In Criminal
Court, No. 1, before Justice Anderson
today and pleaded not guilty to a
chargo of assault to kill and robbery,
as contained In an Indictment returned
In connection with the murderous as
sault on Morris Bennett" on' tho Bennlng
road on November 20.
It was a striking contrast to hU
shabby appearanco when he was ar
rested that he presented In court today.
He was perfectly groomed.
Smith was extremely nervous as tho
long Indictment was read to him by
Clerk McKee, and shifted from ono
foot to the other and twitched his fin
gers constantly. '
"Not guilty!" exclaimed tho prisoner
when tho reading of the, Indictment had
been finished and he wus asked how lie
pleaded. His voice was loud and clear,
Attorney QcorKO C. Shlnn nskHri ti
court for ten days In which to prepare
a demurrer to the Indictment, but As
sistant Prosecutor James M, Proctor
objected, declaring that any demurrer
should be ready by a week from today,
as It wus tho Intention of. the United
States Attorney's office ,to have an
early trial for Smith, perhaps wlthlu
the next two weeks. Justice Andersen
allowed Smith's counsel until January
p to decld) regarding a. demurrer.
HEARING TO BE HELD;
FRIDAY ON CITIZENS'
TAFT ASKED TO
Petition to President Already
Signed By One Thous
BETTER FEELING IW
Norfolk Strike Ended, and Fear of
Extension of Trouble Has
Petition' to President Taft tha
wages of machinists In the Washing
ton Navy Yard bo increased, was
signed today by more than 1,000 of
the 1,650 machinists employed in the
yard. Practically all the machinists
will have signed the paper by to
morrow noon. The document will be
presented to the President on Mon
day or Tuesday, according to pres
Non-union as well as union ma
chinists have signed the petition. Of
the former, there are not many In
tho yard, 95 per cent being members
of the international Association of
Signing of this petition, tind a con
ference between Admiral A. B. Wllllts,
director of. tho navy yards, and a com
mittee headed byvpresldcnt Thorrds B.
purroll.. df the Columbia Union,- which
includes tho navy yard machinists; were
thp principal Washington developments
today. . . - '
'Just boforo going into'conferencc with
Admiral nWUliu this afternoon. Presi
dent Carroll sold his commlttea was
satisfied a conclusion, satisfactory to
all. will bo reached, ilia addeA: "Thn
Jaw under which provision for payment
wages of" the machinist mnj.'hf.'ln.
creased without straining the,-. meaning
'-Of' tho law." X - ' - . .
At Norfolk,-1 hli tho striklne;. workmen
returned tn wnrlr ttlltf nrnlitnlv '-nnr.li'
lnjf to 'an official statement Issued at
hoon b.v tho Navy Department. This
Kjatctnent said tho cards, on account nf
which tho men unit work, nlll not be
withdrawn, but.that "onv objectionable
feature whatever on these cards will bo
stricken out" -- . ,-
The official Htatement declares , tho
same provision extends to Washington
and all other yards, and that no fur
ther troublo Is "expiicted Ujjru or at
Much better feeling prevailed in the
Washington yard today, although the
men are deeply In earnest about the
question or pay. No likelihood exists.
It Is stated, that tho civilian 'supervisors
replaced by naval officers will be re
instated, but there la every reason to
bellevo that tho young naval officers
will bo cautioned to avoid friction with
civilian employes, who will not stand
for the kind of orders which enlisted
men would receive with' prompt 'obedi
ence and without any HI feeling.
News that the men had' gone back
to work at Norfolk was heard by the'
general council of, tho International As
sociation of Machinists 'now Bitting In
Washington with relief.
Difference of Opinion" Seen.
Difference of opinion and divergence
on facts with respect to pay Is manifest
between the Navy Department and the
local union. Except In an advisory way,
the executive sommltteo of the Inter
national Association of Machinists, now
meeting In this city. 'Is keeping out
of tho fight, although when the time
card question was un yesterday, Presi
dent V. H. Johnston, of the Interna
tional, was active. .
Tho machinists assert a Federal
statute provides that the workers In
the navy yard shall bo paid as much
as sk'lled labor employed In private
establishments In the Immediate vicin
ity, and the union men add that the
law Is not being kept here.
More than $4 a day Is what they say
machine shop proprietors are paying
while the maximum at tho navy yard is
$3.76, and the mlmlmum Is $3.06.
Rate of Pay- Debated.
Tho rate of pay by private operators
In Washington as stated by the ma
chinists Is disputed by the Navy De
partment, and the question of fact at
Issue hero will be one of the chief
points In the discussion between the
"ilon's committee and Admiral Will
Its. i he machinists point to the fact tha,t
the men of their trade who aro employ
ed at the Government Printing Offlco
receive J4.40 a' day.
To this the Navy Department will
reply that this wago in the ' printing
office is specincaiiy nxeu oy statute.
Last Minute .News Told in Brief
SCHOOL CHILDREN KILLED, t
MADIUD, Jan. 5. More than a score
of teachers and children are belloved
to have bean crushed to death when
a school building at Seville collapsed.
Seven bodies have been removed and a
large number of the occupants aro be
lieved to ba under the debris.
POLICE COLLECT LAUNDRY.
NEW YORK, Jan, B.-Motor trucks,
guarded by policemen, are maftlng col
lections for 'the big, steam laundries
that are affected by the laundry work-
strike. Exnress wflCnn wero not
used becauso of the threat to call out
FRIDAY , EVENING,
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Democratic Leader Now in City
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Chairman Democratic National Committee, Who Is Here Arranging For Sea-
sjons Next Week.
FIGHT OVER OFFICES
TO BE BITTER ONE
aelectioit-of Leller Mill: Be
Opposed Tfitee Candi-
dates In Field.
Indications point to a bitter fight oyer
the election uf uprcsldcnt and directors
at the annual meeting of the Wash
ington Oas Company, in February.
Joseph Lelter may bo re-elected, ' but
It will not be without a contest.
Threo candidates aro In the field at
this time, and the returns are not ail
In. Mr. Lelter Is the official candidate
of the directory, tho call for proxies In
the names- of Directors Mcllhenny,'
Preston, Loiter, and Green having been
sent out a week ago.
Richard H. Goldsborough. for eleven
vears prominent in the affairs of the
gas company, a le;ral rcprcrentntlve and
director, more ork less representative of
the corporation In matters Congres
sional, anci ono of tho leading gas ex
perts, Is tho second candidate.
Claiming hat neither of these can be
elected, a third candidate has Justbcen
suggested n tho person of Clarence F.
Norment, late prosldent of the Washing
ton Railway and Elsctris Company, Und
the president of the National Bank, of
Somu of tho leading financial men of
the city do not believe that John R.
McLean can possibly Keep out of the
fight. Indeed, It Is claimed that his
"handiwork can be soen In the pre
liminary work now going on." Having
been so lone at the headof the institu
tion It is believed that the McLean ln
iluenco will be , factor in tho fight.
Proxies are desired not only for tho
presidential contest, but. many moro or
less prominent men In tho field of
finance aro making efforts to secure
their own election or the election of
friends nd persdnal fa,vorltes, on the
board of directors.
It 1b even possible that there may be
other candidates for tho presidential
plum and the accompanying J18.WW a
It Is understood that R. H. Golds
borough is preparing to address a cir
cular letter to the shareholders In
which he will set up his qlaltns for
recognition. He will tako credit for
much of the recent financing, the lower
ing of rates to consumers, and will ad
vocate' still further concessions.
It Is "understood that the annual re
port will show largely Increased net
earnings os the result of the economies)
that the directors have put In force.
i 'PLEADS NOT GUILTY;
NEW YORK. Jan. 6. Despite the fact
that he has admitted an embezzlement
of IH3.000, Percy G. Vanderoef, former
treasurer of the Van Kueren-Thornton
Dry Goods Company, pleaded not guilty
to Indictments charglng'grand larceny.
Ho was remanded to the Tombs for
trial. ' i
BIG PLANT BURNED.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Jan. 6. the big
plant of the Glbbs Machinery Company.
1 ,lere a"d 8evcral adjoining stmotur.es
jbavo, been destroyed by Are, causing a
losa.of.mor.) than SO.OOO.
IN m COMPANY IS
JANUAIl" 5, 1912
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TO TELL STANLEY
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The' '''IrcAimasferr' May Apr
pear Next Wednesday and
The House Steel Investigating Com
mittee today requited Andrew Car
negie, ths "Ironmaster;" to appear be
fore the commlttea next Wednesday.
Chairman Stanley, rent Mr. Carnegie
a telegram, this' morning asking him to
he prepared to cume to Washington "and
give his testimony en that date. Tho
committee Is now awalttng nn answer,
but, 4iiasniuchrrts Mr. Carnegie has preV
Vlously Indicated that he would come
when called, there Is every prospect
that he will take the stand Wednesday.
It was the Carnegie properties which
formed the nu'elua of the present United
States Steel , Corporation, formed In
It probably , will take, Mr. Carnegie a
day or So to tell his story, which, will
cover tho growth of .the steel Indus
try In the United States for- the, past
thirty odd years. Mr. Carnegie will be
asked specifically about the famous
deal whereby he sold out to the' J.
Plerpont Morgan syndicate his holdings
at a sum greatly In excess of what they
had been offered Tqr a few months pre
vious. Prior witnesses l have testified that
Mr. Carnigle "cleaned up" in hand
fcomo shape when he retired from the.
bteel buaijness, turning over hla Im
mense properties to the corporation
which Is now under Investigation.
Chalrmajn Stanley has referred to
Carnegie Its "the king bee of tho steel
Industry irlor to tho formation of the
United Stutes Steel Corporation," which
took over! tho Carnegie properties at a
sum entlijely satisfactory to tne scotcn
Aged Employe of
Supreme Courts Hurt
J. Arc ilbald Lewis, colored and a
fonner s ave, who has been In the serv
ice of tna Supreme Court for over a
half cenfUry, was badly hurt this mori
lng by a! fall pn the steps ut'Jhe north
end of. Ihe. Sqnato wing of theCapltoI.
He mtide a misstep and struck his
head on the granite, fracturing his
frontal bone. He was picked up and
taken to" tho Casualty Hospital. An op
eration jnay be necessary.
Lcwlrt Is over otghty years old. He
attends .to putting,, on and taking off
the' robes' of "the Jus'tlces In the robing
room of the Supreme Court offices. He
Is 'tiie' oldest employe , of tha court ex
cept the clerk. "
REBELS IN NANKIN.
. NANKJN, Jan. 6. Five thousand
revolutionist recruits have arrived here
from Canton bringing with them thotis'.
ands of rifles-and a large' supply of
ammunition. Winter clothing Is being
given out to the troops In anticipation
of an expedition against Peking.
CARDINAL FARLEY SAILS.
NAPLES, Italy, Jan. 5. Cardinal Far
ley sailed on the Berlin for New York.
As, soon aa tho-liner wub outside the
three-mile limit, a great papal flag -was
hoisted at the head of tho mast, and
will remain there during the. voyage to'
America. The banner could not be
hoisted while the Vdssel was within
Italian Jurisdiction. . -
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THREATS OF STRIFE
EVE OF MEET WM
Brvaft Cominsf With Gommltteeman's Praxmm
and May Take Hand
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ALL ANXIOUS LEST NEBRASKAN m
DELIVER PARTY ULTIMATUMS
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Scrapping, of the real .Democratic
pation of the quadrennial session of
that will be held in this city next week.
Persons afflicted with .suspicion that William Jennings Bryan is not, tyh
crolne to -flflrurn xterislvelv in the cominsr camnaien will do well to nl&.
that he will arrive here Monday morning, after speaking in Ralelgh-St:;
day evening. 'He "will come, moreover,
'uommiueeqian nun, oi neuregui, turn
that; will decide the representation of
committee. ' f ,-
National Chairman Norman B. Mack, of Buffalo,, isW the Shorehan
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today, conferring with party leaders. The best- information obtainable
today is" that the Wilson forces have a bigger following in the committee
than can be commanded by any other,
that they have not at present a majority. , t i
Chairman Mack today declared emphatically, that, no member of tha
committee could make an, intelligent guess now. as to what city wotili $'
get the convention. Five towns Baltimore, Denver, St Louis, .New Yorfc ;.
and Chicago rare making active campaigns for It, and ka'nsas City pi'obt'
ably will be Jn the;race , ; , ' yft. m
Baltimore has a'big'support among, Southern committeemen, but it
handlcappedby lack of satlBfactoryihall facilities, and some uucertalnty &
whether its hotels will flit the; bill. Moregver, its July climate 1b not popl !:ft
Nomination to Be Sent1, to
Senate on Monday Suc
ceeds Or. Wyman. ,
President Txift nvill on Monday nomi
nate Dr. jltipert Blue, native jof 'Marlon,
S. C, to b Surgeon General of the Pub
lic Health and Marine Hospital Service.
He will succeed the late Walter Wyman.
Announcement of the President's .In
tention to elevate the famous epidemic
crusader to the head of the service, .was
made at the White House this morning.
If tho Senate had been In session, the
nomination bf Dr. Blue would have gone
In this afternoons
The question of filling this Important
vacancy has been In suspense for 'six
weeks. Friends of Dr. J. H. White,
now in chance of the Public Health work
at Now Orleans, have "'made vigorous
fight' lit his, behalf, but the Influence at
work In the Interest 'of Dr. Blue pre
Surgeon Blue lias one of the most dis
tinguished records of any officer In tho
service. He has. worked the greater
part of his carm-r against various epi
demics, which have threatened cthe
roost cities of the country r
At nresent the surgeon is pinunnca at,
Honolulu, where lie has tten at wont
stamping out yellow fever. He was
given leave of nbsunoo a month ; pgo
lo come to Washington, and prpss Ills
clslms to promotion.' He Is forty-four
years of age. afid was graduated from
the medical department of the Unlver
uitf r Mnrvlnnrt. In th3 class of ISOi.
lir. Blue Is a brother of Cammandnr'.
Victor Blus, of tna navy, now Biaiionea
HOPE DIAMOND SUIT
Depositions in Defense WilJ Also
Be Taken fn London'
yntll' depositions Ih defense have been
procured from London and Paris, Jus
tice Gould; In the District Circuit Court,
will not' fix a date for the trial of tho
case wherein earner & uo.. jewelers,
tonVMn nwnv.r t1R(l Wl , f rnm Rdwttril B.
McLean and his wife, Evelyn Walsh
McLean, daughter of the late ThomaB F,
Wiinh. multimillionaire mine .owner, al
leged to be due as the purchase price "of.
the Hope, aiamona, tne -gem oi evi,
A mntlnn to advance the case to", an
'early trial was made by Attorneys
Brandenburg & uranaenDurg xoaay.
Attnrnnv Wilton J. Lambert. In behalf
of the McLeans, asked that no date, bo
set until the dercnaants naa oeen given
an opportunity to get Important test!
mony trom aoroao, ana
granted the request,
Attorney Lambert Informed the court
the McLeans were anxious to have the
controversy over tha famous diamond
settled as soon as possible, and that
counsel for them Joined in the move for
an early adjudication or tne matter,
letters rogatory were ordered Issued
to take the testimony in London and
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sort, has already started in antlcU ,ji
the Democratic national commlttea, &'-
armed with the proxy of Nationalv;W$i
wiui uiuiur girueu uu lor mc ngat v?
Pennsylvania and, Tennessee ln(tM "J)4.;;
of, the Presidential .candidates, ,btifc f&4
;. ..uniivcr "as uie.poie m tne -.matter CiViX1
noe In tlrrie' between It' 'ink uVt; ifc
anil 'V.antam lfi-tl
(Ble. makes It dlfftculi 0 get as goitf-Sl
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Xc"" r a v"ventioij incrc.. j:nt
democrats wanf all ,the: publicity thT '
St: Louis Is organizing to put up ;?
huge fight for tho gathertri"g, btTtlt auf.
fers, like Baltimore,', from a " certain
prejudice against ' Us 'mldsumme
weather, New York, might wlh if It
were not the home of Chaflos'r. Mur
Phy, the lair of tho tiger, ind 'the h.Ai:
tat of Wall Street'B suppos'ed avlckedi
ncss. Chicago would have' a mighty
good chance If It had not aVron.t drnk'n"
down, the Republican convention", there? $$J
by 'arousing prejudice amopg 'soiha &
...... ..CJ1 uu nol iancy rollpw- ...
lng tho Republican lead" and taking an
their entertainment at the second table; 'Wj
ine question of how to treat thn da. ml
mand for Presidential preference ,pr- t.MII
manes is vexing1 tho committeemen.
Chairman Alack has 'told friends tlt-
io nuuivu io. una a way to give tb
primary Idea the large'si "recognition,
without forcing primaries and , their
heavy expenses on ' communities thot
have no laws for them. Ills attltudo
is that the .primary should be conceded
to all States that have primary .laws,
and that In others the- States Organi
zation should be given full authority
to determine according , to tho demand
of local, sentiment.
The Wllsonttes are strong Tor the pri
mary expression of sentiment, believ
ing they would get the whole South ex
cept, perhaps, Alabama, and probably
wouia get a second choice indorsement
there despite the fact that the Stato
committee's call'.doea not permit a sec
ond' choice expression'. ' , ,
In any eyent, the- Democrats waMt
to make Just as much rnnltnl nut nf
ttfe primary -Idea" as possible, and will
rjio gjv-e tne impression that' Whereas
tho Republican committee turned down
the popular., expression plan, the Dom-
ocrats are strong for going. (
to the pa
Democratic leaders are calmly confi
dent that they, have everything their
own way, at this stage of tho national
contest. They point out today that the.
three-cornered" fight in the Republican,
camp for the nomination Is making Re
publican factional divisions more 'ob
vious and bitter every- day. .They de
clare that if Roosevelt Is nominated thn
Taft peoplo will knife him; that If
xart is nameu, tne itopsoveil people wU
sulk, along with a lot, of other folks.;
and that if La Follette wins, tho Dem
ocrats will defeat him at" the polls im
general principles. i
, Of course, It Is .realized that the Dem-
(Contlnued on Ninth Page.)
IN CONGPI-3S TODAY '.j
Senate did not meet today." Will not
' convene until Monday.
Interstate Commerce Committee rVw
sumes hearings on trust question.
Senate District Committee meets and
takes up public utilities and transfer
bills, but takes no final action. Will
consider again next Friday-. ,
Senator Kern will read Washington's
fftrewell' address to the Senate Febrfc
ary 2i J"-
HOUSE. - J
House considered bills on' tho private
Steel Investigating committee requested
Andrew Carnegie to appear beforot It
January 10. ' i-
House District Committee reported thre
Congressman Caker of California Intro
duced a bill for wonan's suffrage. -'
Congressman Anderson of Ohio Intro
duced a bill to create a bureau 'at
public blehways In place of tho pros"-'
ent office Of public roads.
The House adjourned until Sunday,
when tho late Senator Stephen B,
Elkins will ba eulogized. .
The Democrats will caucus In tho
House chamber tomorrow afternoon;
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