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Yesterday's Circulation 46,170.
WASHrffGflOSV BXHSTDAX EVENING, JANUABY 7, 1912
Sixteen Pages
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STINK COLD
: WAVESWOQPINC
. DOWKUP QNCITY
Will Make Washington
Shiver for; Twenty
four Hours.
CHARITY WORKERS
BUSY. WITH POOR
t,
Hundreds Are ' Cared for Ap
peal Is Issued for ,
' Funds.
Where There Is Skating
There Is skatiag today on tbe
bird pond at the Zoo Park,
where early this morning toI
nnteers cleared the mow off the
Ice.
Skaters also are on the two artl.
flclal ponds at tho Soldiers'
Home groBnds near, the Park
road gate.
There Is no skating, at the Tidal
Basin or oh tho Potomac.
Bitter, biting cold that will hold
Washington shivering In ita grip for
at least twenty-four hours, will
swoop down on tho Capital tonight
following tho brief respite this
morning when tho thermometer
climbed to 21 degreoe above zero, the
highest point It has reached since
Thursday. '
Before the city, has had time to re
cover from Friday night's intense
cold andthe snow last night, the
thermometer again will begin flirt
ing with, the zero ."mark, 'though 'it
..... U1, uumawr juacn imu point,
according. to indications. r'
' Suffering h Great.
Trains are delayed today, suburban
curs Are having all .sorts of troubles,
and charity workers nnd nil th trnunni
mission attaches have been kept busy
owing to tno suffering among tho poor,
that will be greatly Intensified by tho
ability of the cold wave" to "come back."
While hundreds of poor were being
cared ror, others who aro unaffected by
'weather conditions Hnnnt thn mnmimr in
gayly sweeping the snow off ponds and
every available skating space in the
city's environs, to enjoy tho sport that
the Weather Man seldom provides for
the Capital's young folk.
Tho weather forecaster meanwhile
gathered InrormaUon which discloses
that the United States Is In tho grip of
a general cold wavo of unusual propor
tions, ana-no translated all this to mean
that Washington is to have another bit
terly cold wave for twenty-four hours.
Thn thprmnmAtir urM1 nnt ...iA
low as it did on Friday night, when the
lowest point reached was 6.7 degrees, it
Is said. Hut It will approach 8 degrees,
and tomorrow It Is not expected to rise
above IS degrees. There will be no more
snow, the bureau predicts, but neither
uwu any bju oi a DrcaK in the cold
wave.
Appeal for Funds.
Suffering entailed by the extreme cold,
followed by the cold last night, resulted
In an appeal for funds from tho Asso
ciated Charities and from the Citizens'
Relief Association. The appeal, signed
by heads pf both bodjes and Milton. F.
Ailes, chairman of the Joint finance
committee, follows:
The Associated Charities and Citizens'
Relief Association are today standing
between many' a family and tho gaunt
figure of want. Thcso clty.wldo chari
ties are ministering to hundreds upon
hundreds of sick folk, llttlo children,
the widowed and the aged. They are
wish to do could you hear the cry for
help.
leported 10S applications, representing
4:3 individuals. This does not Include
scores upon scores of other families
iiiiuor mo uuiiHiuui euro oi meso organ)
' zatlons at the. present time.
rPlin nftmlno1 n Avtinmn m m 4U t
bound to greatly intensify tho suffering
tm Act A WS11 rtl ah 1 n a vl dP J .-.
housed, wltK Bin all power of resistance
Will you not help, and help quickly?
CORCORAN THOM,
rresiaeni Associated unantles.
MICHAEL. I. WELXJSn.
I'rcsldent CltlzenH' Relief Association.
MILTON F. AILE8,
Chairman Joint Finance Committee,
Requests for Bhoes were added to
those for clothes as a result of tho
snowfall. Charity workers were relieved
(Continued on Pago Fourteen.)
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST. FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and Monday, colder to
night: lowest temperature tonight about
8 to JO degrees; light to moderate west
and northwest winds.
TEMPERATURES.
U. S BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S,
8 a. m 17 8 a. m , 17
9 a. m 18 9 a. m 17
10 a. m , 19 10 a. m , 20
U-a. m.... 21 11 a. m ,. 23
IS noon...... 23 12 noon 26
1 p. ni 24 1 p. m. (In sun). 55
2 p. m 24 2 p. m. (tn sun). 56
TIDE TABLE.
Today IHgh tide, 10:20 u. m.. 10:40 p.
ny low tide, 4:27 a. m 4:43 p. m.
Tomorrow HlRh tide, 11:12 a. m 11:34
p. in.; low tide. 5:18 a. m 6:39 p. m.
SUN TABLE.
Sua .rises, ,,,,., 7:19 I Sun seta.
.4:54
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CAPX. A, A. MAXIM,
Governor of Home for Soldiers and
Sailors, Who Narrowly Escaped '
Death Today.
HAS CLOSE ESCAPE
Inmates of Home for Sol
diers and Sailors Panic-
Stricken by Blast.
,
An exploding gas stove' In nosJae
ment of the. Temporary" Homo for Sol
diers and Sailors, Thtrdr'and 'c'atrcots
northwest, partially wrecked tho struc
ture, and seriously burned Capt. Al
phonso Maxim, governor of the home.
Captain Maxim had a narrow escape
from death. One of the bolts struck the
side of Ills head, and his faco and arms
were burned,
Tho members of tho homo were panic
stricken following the explosion, nnd It
required the services of tho matron and
several attendants to quiet them.
An oversupply of gas In tho stove,
which was lighted by Captain Maxim,
caused tho explosion. - The moment the
match camo in contact with the gas,
the stove burst Into a thousand pieces,
shaking the building from basement to'
roof, Jarring pictures from the walls,
and breaking a score of windows.
Stood Over Stove.
Captain Maxim stood directly over the
stove to ignite, the gaB, but In some
miraculous way escaped the full forco
of the explosion. A heavy Iron bolt
shot toward his head and struck him
near the eye. Owing to his close prox
imity to the heater at the time tho
piece of metal had gained but little
force when It struck its target. Tho
governor was thrown to tho floor, where
ho was found a mlnuto afterward by
Private John Dalzell, now a member
of the home. ,
Private Dalzell called to tho matron,
who In turn notified a physician. An
examination of the injured man was
made. At first it was thought that his
sight had been 'nJJurcd, but it was
stated this afternoon that his eyes wero
not Injured,
All Were Asleep.
The explosion ocourred shortly after
6 o'tlock this morning. All the mem
hors of the home wero In led at the
time. A moment afterward, tho Boldiers
and sallore, many of whom are veterans
of tlio civil war, leaped from their
tedrt while pictures tumbled from,, the
walls. Tho building began trembling,
nnd the occupants feared that it would
full in. They made a rush for the
halls, but were met bv thu matron
and attedants, who assured them that
there was no danger.
Captain Maxim la one of the best
known veterans In Washington, and
hns had chargo of tho Tempo! ary Home
for Soldiers and Sailors (or several
years. Ho U known throughout tho
Grand Army of the Republic, and has
done mu.;li toward making the home
of which he Is the governor, a com
fortable place for war veteruns.
Schooner Partially
Destroyed by Fire
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 7. The three
masted schooner, Arthur J. Qulllln, was
destroyed by Are last night, at the piers
of the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
pany. The vessel was loaded with acid,
and the fire Is believed to have resulted
from an explosion.
The crew was awakened at midnight
when nro was discovered by a watch
man, and escaped without injury. Half
a dozen tugs went to the schooner's
aid, and saved her from destruction.
Warships Cleared
For Action in China
TIENTSIN, Jan. 7. There Is a panlo
among tho inhabitants of Chlng Wang
Tao, owing to the arrival of the rebel
transports. The loyalists have fortltted
the hills, and also the olty of Tang Ho.
More British troops are proceeding
eastward today, and neutral warships
in the offing are cleared for action In
readiness for any emergency.
VETERAN
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TRIBUTETD LATE
Prominent Assemblage in
House of Representatives
to Hear Eulogies.
LAUDED AS FRIEND
AND AS STATESMAN
Congressmen and Senators Unite
in Honoring Memory of Pio
neer West Virginian.
To Stephen B. Bikini, constructive
statesman, soldier, lawyer, hanker;
to Elklns, tho man, and to ElkJns,
the friend, was paid the tribute of
the Nation's lawmakers today.
Not one phase of the many-sided
brilliant character of the man was
dismissed without words of praise
and love. Each of the Ave Congress
men from West Vlrvlnla Uavls,
Brown, Littlepage, Hamilton, and
Hughes paid their tribute, to his
memory. Minority Leader James K.
Mann spoke of his marvelous con
structive statesmanship. Congress
man William Sulzer of New York
named him a safe councilor, a wise
and consistent champion, a man of
clean thought and clean speech.
Knew Elkins in Senate.
In thogallerics und en the floor were
men who had known the Senator for
many years beforo IiIh death on Janu
ary 5. 1911. There wero Henry O. Da-
vIb, Nathan B. Scott, Charles J. Faulk--
ncr. and Stephen B. Elklns, Jr., former
Senators from, West Virginia. , Theio
were former Governor Atklnton and
American'MlriUter Nortlirott. ?? Venez
uela, wuuni mose tn me ouaiencc.
Wi'h CanfrreNsman Bruwru In.. ttt
cluiir.. Mr.- iughes. presented the .,flrfTl
oul6gy,- He talked of Elklns as to
man who had developed the ref.ourcvs
of New Mexico and Wet.t Virginia nnd
or mums, mo nnoncicr
'KIMns, tho llnan :ler, h'j said. "In
duced the wilderness to become habit
able, caused the mountains to uivt no
...v.. rvh., a.u iiiiuiij. .ji-.ujiiiiij una
of thu lenders of tho financial world.-
VtblM. .n..l.J In. a 1.1. !..... - ..,
Mini. WAulth anA ,1.1.lll. l.nn...l.. ..
i-.,.wiio -&. t ,i-u tutu ma miyuic iiiq quali
ties which have associated his nanie
with tne progress or muny of the most
rroductlve parts of tho country, ar.d yet
Hlkins, the mun, was loved the b.st."
Congressman Davis declared that El
klns' ilfo must have been lived und.;r
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the mutto "that no man is born into the'movcd troZ. thB nmrivimxJn J,v
riH nhimn arnrtr i. ri hi-r, n.ni. ovea irom tne neany-arowned boy,
him."
.'Ul IntAlllfrMtinA tn1ii.l.w ..11 ...w..
and tact, with his powerful physique
made him a born leader of men," no
Bald.
Reviews Railroad Legislation.
Reviewing tho railroad legislation of
tho post twenty years, upon Which
Stephen B. Elklns left an indelible im
print, Minority Leader Mann spoke.
Ho declared that Mr. Elklns gave prom
ise of being an able and conservative
legislator when he filed tho first rail
road rebate bill in 1883 and from 'that
time until tho bill to increase the power
of the Interstbte Commerce Commlb
slon was passed in 1910, Elklns was, a
pre-eminent power, he said, In the legis
lation of tha country.
"During the legislation which preced
ed the passage of the Interstate Com
merce BUI, Senator Elklns was always
decided but good-natured. I camo to
have a strong personal affection for xhs
weight and character of Senator Elklns.
I came to know that he was a construc
tive statesman."
As a friend ) of Senator Elklns for
many years, Congressman Sulzer Bpolo
of the Senator's life and death. He
hailed him as a man who had taken
a prominent part In all of tho great do
bates of his time, and as a man', who
had written lasting laws upon tno stat
ute books of the country. p
Requiem Lines Read.
Requiem lines of appreciation written
by former Governor Atkinson, who un
der rules of the Houso. could not pre
sent them on the floor, were read by the
clerk,
"A tall cedar has fallon," wrote the
governor. "His sun went down before1
It reached its zenith, and darknesa set
tled upon thousands of admiring friends.
His heart was a well of love and trust;
he wait an exemplar of the human side
of religion; he was the sole archltoct of
his great career.
"Sonator Elklns was a noted man tn
early life. He was scarcely at his best
when tha end came, and when we
burled Stephen B. Elklns In the niefqof
hlB choosing a dark day dawned ror
West Virginia.
"In life he asked no compromise from
those who opposed him, and dead there
are no utterances of him save those that
are good."
An Appeal for the Suffering
The Associated Charities and Citizens' Relief Association are today standing between many a
family and the gaunt figure of want. Theso city-wide charities are ministering to hundreds upon
hundreds of sick folk, little children, the widowed, and the aged. They are seeking to do for these
what you would wish to, do could you hear tho cry for help.
Yesterday the Visitors of the Society reported 108 applications, representing 423 Individuals. This
does not include scores upon scores of other families under the constant care of these organizations
at the present tlmo,
The coming of extreme weather Is bound to greatly Intensify the suffering of those poorly
clad, poorly fed, poorly housed, with small power of resistance to Blckness or tho elements.
Will you not help and help quickly?
Offers of assistance or contributions may be made to Tho Times or to the Associated Charities.
BRAVE SCOUTS
AS
DEATH BECKONS
Youthful Heroes Save Lad
Who Had Broken Through
Thin Ice. J
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TO RESTOREOilM
Norman Smith, Nearly Drowned,
Not in Serious Danger
Today.
A band of Boy Scouts yesterday
proved themselves to bo constituted
of the stuff that heroes are made, of.
They risked their lives in a blind
ing windstorm to savo a seven-year-old
boy an amateur skater from
drowning In the deep pond near the
old circus grounds at Fifteenth and
H streets northeast.
Norman Smith, the youthful son
of Clifford T. Smith and Mrs. kmith,
of 651 G street northeast, ventured
too far on tho freezing ice which was
rapidly coating tho bqdy of water.
Ho Btruck a weak spot ln the Icy
coating, and a moment later, shot
downward and out pf Bight
Companions Frightened.
Several companions were with him at
the time, but they wero so frightened
they were unable to give assistance.
They wt up a call for help, and the
Boy Scouts company,' of which Harry
Bishop, who lives In Florida avenue
northeast, between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets. Is a member, rushed to
tho rescue. Harry is but fourteen years
old, but he retained his presence of
mind. ' .
With his companlbns who were biking
uvw-'tho- fields at tmUt time, Harryf
dashed-toward -ttc tfroftd. Ilo ptcked up
a. Ions- polc'r, shaped Ulto. a, .shepherd's
.crook, and, as. tho youth disappeared
under tho water for the second tlmo,
walked out as fur as the Ico would per
mit and extended It. Harry was ablo to
twist the clothing of the youth around
the crook and 'drag him to tho shore.
The Smith boy was practically uncon
scious. Gives Pint Aid.
Tho flrst-ald-to-the-lnjurcd lessons
which have been given the Boy Scouts
were put into practical ue by the
scouts. A part of tho clothing was re
I Tm.
vtiiu wa jjui uu uiu K"Hnu, luco uuwii-
ward. Ha was rolled about for a few
minutes, and each scout removed a part
of his clothing, which was given the
Smith boy. He was carried to the home
of Mrs. M. H. Hopwood, 1101 Florida
avenue northeast, a friend of the
Smiths. It was an hour before tho
youth finally regained consciousness.
Tho boy was taken, to his home later
In tho evening. Today It was stated at
tha home that he is in no serious dan
ger, although his shoulders were some
what frozen.
Woman Implicates
Others in Murder
MOBILE, Ala.. Jan. 7. Mrs. Mary T.
Qodau, confessed murderess of her son-in-law,
Fred Waasorleben, whose body,
with two bullet wounds In the head, was
found floating In a pond Of water on
the outskirts of the city a week ago,
confessed last night that Tom Williams,
was the man who assisted her to load
J the dead body In tho wngon at tho fam
ily home.
She has been shielding 'Williams, she
said, because of fear. Tho mother-in-law,
the wife, Mrs. Theresa Virginia
Wasserloben, and tho son of tho mur
deress, Willie Green, with Tom Wil
liams, will all be tried on the murder
charge. The State expect to prove tho
plpt was to kill tho man for Insurance.
Speaker Clark to
Attend Big Banquet
Speaker Champ Clark has so far re
covered from his cold that he will be
able to leave his home tomorrow and
will attend tho Jackson Day banquet to
morrow evening.
"Mr. Clark Is greatly Improved to
day," It was stated by a member of the
family at the residence, "and will be
able to leavo his home tomorrow and go
to the dinner, without any question."
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Youthful Skater Who Broke Through Thin Ice and Was Later Rescued By
Members of Boys' Organization.
EMPLOYES
FORCED
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Nearly vTwo Hundred Men
Suffer Discomfort Ill
ness Frequent.
Declaring that tho 172 men employed
In th' ble foundry nt the WasMngton
Navy Yard daily suffer great discom
fort fromtho escaping fumes of tha
great steals converters and from smoke
not carried off bv tho precnt vcntllnt-
i
Ulf SJ8,tem' and aaserilng that this con
dltlon Is a scrloui minr tn m,i,i.
representatives ir i fir-no ,n..n ii
askvd G. It. C. Cook, general mechanic
of the foundry, to jk heads of the
y.-rd to remedy -.IiIh condition.
ihul tho men frequently "ore nauncnt
cd b.y. w asa and that their throats
ate likely to beomo permanently affect
ed bv the dally breathing of the smoky
and gns-nlled air Is the charge of the
complainants.
Inspection Made.
Mr. Cook today said such a complaint
had been mado to him. He took a rep
resentative of Tho Times through the
foundry, polntel out tho two ventila
tors, which are said to be insufficient to
carry off' tho fumes, and explained tho
operation' of the converters In which
melted iron Is poured to refine It. The
Impurities como out In tho form of
amokf and gases and theso the men
breathe.
"I um perfectly villlngr to toll vou
that the conditions have been rom
plalued of, but I can not discuss thorn
for publication. Anything' meant for
the papers must be gien out by some
ono higher up than I am.
"I do not mind oaylng that the gases
have made men sick, though I know of
none off from work at the present time
owing to sickness directly resulting
irom conaiuons tne men complain of."
It was admitted by Lieut, Com. D.
E. Dolcan that the undesirable con.dl
tlnns exist. He said there will bo no
remedy until tha new foundry to be
nulli out of a 1200,000 appropriation
made last vear, Is qoropleted.
Much Smoke Also.
"On Monday morning the Btnoke from
the central hea-tln? plant In addition
to that from the converters mis the
room and envelops the men so that one
can't rpi? from ono end of tho room to
the other." he said. "Xtf summer time
we can get rid of this by throwing open
all the windows. Of courso that Is
not feasible In cold Mtather,"
Tlje lieutenant commander explained
thut at present tho only ventilation Is
fronj two fans at each end which fall
to do much good and from lattice work
trelllp nlong tho sides of the roof.
"When the trellis woik Is open," said
ono of tho men. "the air sweeps down
on our heads unl threatens pneumonia.
Even nt that the atmosphere Is often
so sliding from the gases and smoko
that we ran hardly breathe. If tho
prating woro closed It v.ould bo unbearable."
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Father AJay Not Know of It.
Plea Expected In Bos-
ton Tomorrow.
BOSTON, Jam 7.-Efforta of counsel
nnd friends of Clarence V. T. Rlcheson,
self-confessed murderer of. Avis Llnnell,
his former sweetheart, to obtain direct
communication with the. father, and
brothers of the minister, have failed.
Not a word has come from relatives of
Ittcheson to Indicate ho may expect as
sistance from thorn at tho ttrlal.
The Rlcheson homestead Is In Am
herst county, Va. On a 900-acre farm,
several 'miles from Amherst courthouse,
the father, who several weeks ago de
clared he would end his life If ho
thought his son guilty of the crime,
may still be Ignorant of Blcheson's con,
fesslon. a heavy snowfall has made
travel over the Amherst roads almost
impassable. No one ventured to the
homestead today to break the news, and
there is no telephone connection with
the farm. ? f
Uncle Knows of It.
An uncle of the murderer; the Rev.
w. A, Rlcheson. In Lynchhuro- D
declined to comment on the confession
ui ma nepnew. He did not appear to
be surprised when he learned of it.
"Have you anything to say regarding
CONFESSION
MINISTER RICHESON
uie cwnressionT ne was asked.
"I have absolutely nothing to say."
he replied.
"Did the confession come as a sur
prise to the family?" wa8 the next
question.
"I have absolutely nothing to say,"
he again replied.
Rlcheson will be taken before the
court tomorrow, and given an oppor
tunity to plead guilty to the murder of
Miss Llnnell. Tho trial was to havo
been begun a week from tomorrow.
A simple country girl, pinning her
faith to the minister who baptized her,
and Induced by him to como to Boston
to pursue a musical education, was
Avis Llnnell, of Hyannls, on Cape Cod.
Finally, ,ln a physical condition that
threatened to make impossible tho mar
riage of the Rev. Rlcheson to Miss
Violet Edmands, personal heiress to
nearly a million dollars, Miss Llnnell
was given a drug by the pastor. She
returned to her rooms at tho'Y. W. C.
A., on Saturday night, October 14, and
In the bathroom swallowed tho drug,
dying In twenty minutes from cyanide
of potassium, which the minister had
mixed Into pellets, diminishing Its
strength by the addition of flour. But
for the fact that she had made prep
arations, which Indicated she expected
the drug to alter her condition, tho
death would have been considered as a
suicide.
Taken As Admission.
The confession of Rlcheson at the
Charles street Jail to his attorneys In
writing, was made public yesterday. To
many the wound which the minister In
flicted upon himself in his cell on De
cember 20, with tin from a marmalade
Jar, was a tacit admUslon of guilt. In
the opinion of tho prosecution .Rlche
son did not attempt Bulclde. He did
everything possible to prevent his self
mutilation from proving fatal, and the
act was ascribed to religious fsrvor.
This act may not save him from the
death chair, as, according to legal au
thorities In a series of interviews, there
Is no question of any plea of guilt be
ing acceptable to District Attorney Pel
letter, other than that of first degree
murder. According1 to the district at-
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
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Nebraskan Due Today, a
Report Says He Is Anx-fe j
ious for Battle.
WILSON BOOMERS
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William Jennings Bryan left ?$;
lelKh. N. C. on a night train laaJ&
night, and was due In WashlngtM,
this afternoon.
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Democrats assembled for the mtmKW,
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lng of their national committee iff .tV
morrow, assumed that Mr. BnrMr '-,
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was uasieuiug ui arrival ui uiovf,
to have time to prepared for. swir
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light In the committee, In favor C
the widest recognition of the Presi
dential preference primary. -,
This belief was strengthened fej
receipt of advices that in his Rfk
lelgh speech last night Bryan wut
vigorous and unoompromlslng in bJtij'? I
insistence that ' primaries are -tbif
nnlv moana hv which thn rank amfl1
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Die may express preierence ror caajr lji
dldates.
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crtnt himself can straighten out. Tha1
Wilson people are'.- demanding prl- l
marlos, confident that they wouW ,
make their strongest showing through
this reflection of public sentiment
They count on Mr. Bryan to lead tbV
fight for thorn. .
But tho enemies of Wilson nro mak
ing desperate efforts to pry Uryw
away from Wilson. They dp not hope
to Induce Bryan to drop his fight for
the widest possible uso. of tho pri
mary; but they aro determined to
drlvo Bryan away from any open, "dl.
rcct expression In favor of the Jersey
man. ' '
To this end. they have circulate'
-widely the story that six or'sev;
years ago ur. wuson wrote a leuer
Adrian H. Joline, of New York, de
manding to know if means could n5t
be devised to rid the Democracy ot
Bryan. The antl-AVIlson people aayv
they have this letter: and thoy dci
mand to know how Bryan can fight
the Wilson fltrht with that .evidence
of disloyalty staring htm In the facet
Told of Letter.
Nobody in Washington has assumtd.
to speak f.or tho Nebraskan in thl
affair. But the story was given 'out
today, that Bryan was told, several .
weeks ago, at Kansas City, of- the J
existence of the WUson-Jollne Ut
ter; that the friends of Wilson ad
mitted that it had been written; an
that Mr. Bryan In substance 'assured
them that Dr. Wilson's views In 1I0S
were of small present-daV concern:,
the Wilson performances since that r
time were a good deal more convinc
ing in Mr. Bryan's survey of the alt
uatlon. "
In short, the Wllsonttes dcclaro that
Dr. llhon had been assured, long ago,
that Bryan woulj storo up no grievance
bv reason of thU letter of 1503, If thia
proves true, a deal of assiduous effort
at creating friction will have been wait
ed without producing even, a spark.
Prior t the arrival of Mr. Bryan thw,
Hfternoon, It became plain that In hi
fight for primary expression, he wlH x
meet a determined cpposltlon.' First.
It became noised abroad that Rosef ""
Sullivan, of Illinois, who hates Bryaw
with an umiucnchabla hate, wouht
challenge Bryan's right to sit In th ,
national rommlttoo meeting. On what w
ground could not be learned, for Bryan
holds whot Is undot stood to be a per
fectly regular proxv from the Nebraska,
committeeman. Some of the opponent
of Bryan .ndmlttoJ that "they could not
fmuftnA .1 .rrrillnil nn vhlph fllllllvani ..4 ?
could make pood In such a fight. -"iiJ
More serious than this Sullivan opp
sltlon was the developing evidence that - '
the primary is not in high favor with,
many committeemen. Conservatives,
and some not so 'conservative, went
protesting agilnnt tho Innovaation, au4
declaring that Mr Brian would net
be permitted to forco It into the'party"aj
Sollcy, further than to allow thosa
totes whli'h have general rrlmary laws)
to elect delegate? under these.
Tin; good old Democratic franchise on
mlxliig things when there Is a chance,
of winning, seems to have been re-'
deemed. Five months ago, it was com
TtoneMt nlmervHilon that the Democrat
nad played great polities ' during tha
ongicss session; that they had cm
ployed their control pf the House most
effectively to strengthen themselves be
fore the nation: and that the Repub
licans nppuarel to have seised upon tha
Dumocrntia tradition ot "when In doubt,
do thu wrong thing."
But now, how different 1 Democrat!
candidates are fighting each other wits,
weapons that cannot fall to leave acaraj
'ifter the convention Is past. Mr. Bryan)
and Mr, I'ndurwooil have become la
volved In a controversy of most sorlou)
character. Ohio Democracy Is split
about as badly as Is Ohio Republican-'
lem. bKtweeh the Harmon und Bryaa
fuctlons.
Even Missouri is suddenly discovered
to have a big, serious schism,- resulUaa
from the Clark-Folk fight. Ttioy are
getting out tomahawks and blunder
busses, lining up for a fine old-time
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