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LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 12, 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. OUT GOESO. Fl. j; Santa Fe Decides to Not Recog nize the Order. President M. M. Dolpliia's Pass Is Taken Up. BREACH OF CONTRACT. That Is Given as the Cause of the Action. General Manager Says Order May Be Kecognized Later. Strike Situation Shows Little Change Today. The Order of Railway Telegraphers ia rot now countenanced by the Santa Fe road. Since the strike the usual cour tesies have been revoked. Information comes here that when President M. M. Dolphin left Galveston on a Santa Fe train his annual pass was taken up by the conductor of the train. The story Is vouched for at the company offices here. "We will have nothing further to do with an organization that has proven Itself incompetent: that broke its con tract to give us thirty days' notice and gave us but thirty seconds," said Gen eral Manager Muilge today. "That is not saying that recognition will be denied the O. K. T. permanently or under competent management. I am not competent to speak for the future; 4 . M. M. DOTJPHIN, President of the Order of Railway Teleg raphers. that is a matter for the railroad presi dent to determine. Mr. Ripley, in an in an interview, says he favors the exist ence of railroad organizations. I am also in favor of the brotherhoods. They are authoritative bodies with whom a great volume of mutual business can be transacted. where otherwise there would be no head or authority to transact bus iness with. "I can not say but that with the tame able and careful management the O. R. T. would be on the same footing with the K. of L. E., H. of I.. F. and oth er organizations, generally speaking. By breaking their contract with us they have forfeited recognition. For the pres ent it is a fact. "Courtesies to the fellows involved in this strike have been revoked. Mr. Dolphin's annual pass amongst them. "As to the Colorado disturbances we Jiave special agents out along the line from Denver to Colorado Springs to prevent any more annoyances." STRIKE OFFICIALS COMING. Eastern division operators took a par tin' vote by wire before they were called out. The full canvass had not been completed when the order came. This vote was in the proportion of six otes for walking out and seven votes against the proposed action. The order tame and the result is known. Strike matters rest quiet. Topeka op erators who went nut hold an expectant attitude, still awaiting developments. President M. M. Dolphin is reported on his way hue, and J. A. Xewman, chair man for the Santa Fe system, is ex pected to arrive before the day is out. Mr. Newman stopped off at Emporia yesterday and did not reach Topeka, as expected. A. B. Harding was at Ottawa yester day, and the work accomplished by the men, as he sent word, was that eight J. A. NEWUAX, General Chairman A. T. & S. F. Railway System. men, who were working, were induced to come out during the day on the cut off. The company discontinued hiring op erators at its established bureaus last night. Superintendent Sholes says that every station is manned to carry on nor mal business, though they have not the full complement of operators every where. COMPANY LOSING BUSINESS." Chairman Newman Backs This Asser tion With Figures. Emporia, Kan., Dec 12. Chairman Newman, of the eastern division of the y I Santa Fe operators has given out a statement of freight trains run and loads and empties handled through Em poria which he says shnws the great loss the company is ustaiing- by the strike and. shows the co-npany is making a los ing frsht. . The strike'-acc.urred December 8. Cars through Emponaaverage daily before the strike 710, after the strike 480. Cars stock handled through Emporia, Sunday, December 2, for Kansas City market 108; Sunday, December 9, only 13 car for market. Only one stock train has been received from the Oklahoma division since the strike was called. W. A. PURKETT, Local Chairman of O. R. T., Eastern Division. Nothing but through freights are run ning, but they are badly delayed. Forty trains were handled through Emporia December 6, 44 on the 7th, 18 on the 9th, 17 on the 10th. The situation on the dif ferent divisions is practically the same as yesterday, except that we gained in some localities. DOLPHIN COMING. May Be in Topeka on His Way North. Galveston, Tex., Dec. 12. President Dol phin, of the Order of Railway Telegraph ers, has issued the following statement: "Representatives of the order have wired from Chicago that ninety per cent of the men sent from that city to take places of strikers have been members of other trades and professions who took advant age of the offer of free transportation and meals to come south and see if they could not better their condition in their trade; the other ten per cent were mostly mem bers of the order, who were going on an excursion to the south. "Big union meetings of the machinists, conductors and firemen have been held at The Needles, Las Vega;, N. M. ; Pueblo, Col.; Raton, N. M. ; Gainesville, Texas; Cleburne, Texas, and other points. Indors ing the action of the telegraphers and signifying willingness to assist in bringing about a settlement." Mr. Dolphin went north on the Santa Fe last night. It was stated that he had started for St. Louis, the headquarters of the order. Vice President Pierson, of the O. R. TV. said that President XL. M. Dolphin had gone to Topeka, Kan., on business con nected with the order. OPERATOR WOUNDED. Non-Union Man Gets Bullet Wound in a Fight Denver, Col., Dec. 12. A non-union op erator, giving his name as J. B. Comstock, who with a companion has been in charge of the Santa Fe station at Sedalia, twen-tv-five miles south of Denver, has been brought to this city with a bullet wound in his arm. He reported that seven men appeared at the station at 7:15 o'clock last evening and ordered him and his companion to leave at once. As they left the station several shots were lired, one striking Comstock in the arm. His companion escaped. Comstock hai'ed the incoming train axid was brought to uenver. -ns Injury Is not serious. Comstock refused to say whether he rec ognized any of his assailants or not. BROTHERHOOD MEN CONSIDER Colorado Railroaders' Sentiment With Strikers Expedience Questioned. Pueblo, Col., Dec. 12. Representatives from the six railroad brotherhoods held a meeting last night for the purpose of considering whether thev should take ac tion in support of the striking telegraph ers. They were in secret session till late in tlje night. The various delegations were appointed as committees to present the matter to their respective brother hoods separately and have them deter mine what they want to do. The meeting wa.s informal and those present were very reticent, but such rail road men as were willing to say anything expressed the opinion that thev ought to back up the telegraphers but that It might not be expedient to do so. STRIKE INCIDENT CLOSED. Mr. Resseguie Says That He Can Not Take All Operators Who Apply. "The telegraphers strike Incident 13 closed so far as the Santa. Fe company is concerned." This is the statement of General Superintendent Resseguie. "The company's affairs are back to their old place. Our trains are running regularly. We have stopped hiring opera tors. Superintendent Sholes has a stack of letters a foot high from agents and operators on roads all over the country applying for places. They are all filled. We have more than enough." Superintendent Sholes sent out a mine ograph letter to all applicants today siating the situation, with the Informa tion that no mora operators will be em ployed at present. . General Manager Mudge gave out re ports of two disturbances in Colorado; where new operators were working. One cf the cases is that of J. B. Comstock, non-union operator at Sedalia, Col., an account of which appears in today's press dispatches. Mr. Mudge states that masked men committed the act. Four persons are under arrest and one has turned state's evidence.On the precedin.tr night the operator at Castle Rock was also taken out of the station by a crowd of masked men who exhibited a rope and told him to walk. DE WET GONE AGAIN. Eoer Fox Again Eludes the British Pack. London, Dec. 12. Gen. Kitchener's latest message Indicates that De Wet has again evaded Knox. After the lat ter had foiled the Boer, general at Coo massie Drift, the Boers seem to have doubled back, crossed the Caledon river elsewhere and turned thence northwest, in the direction of Peedersburg, the memorable scene of the British disaster In April, when De Wet captured the Irish rifles. -ft -.71 siesTv JURY STILL OUT. No Terdict Reached in the Mor rison Case. Were Excused Last Night Until This Morning. WAS A SICK JUROR. A Disagreement Is Now Looked For by Attorneys. Defendant Admits That She Is Slightly Discouraged. Strange Young Men Send Her Their Photographs. El Dorado, Kan., Dec. 12. At 10 'o'clock last night the jury in the Jessie Morrison murder case, after being out eleven hours, had arrived at no verdict. Without calling the jury in Judge Shinn ordered the bailiff to take it to a hotel for the night. He would have compelled the jury to remain in the jury room, but one of them ia not feel ing welL The bailiff in charge of the jury sup plied a deck of cards after supper and a quartet sat down to a. game of pitch. Through a window in the jury room the game could be plainly seen. Those of the jurors who were not in the game stood about the table and looked on or walked the floor. In the opinion of law yers here such a situation means a hung jury. The cell of Jessie Morrison adjoins the jury room on the east. All day the voices of the jurors were plainy heard by Miss Morrison and members of hex family who were keeping tier company. The words could not be distinguished, but occasionally a laugh could be heard and the mumbling of voices as if there was a discussion. Miss Morrison sat in her cell all day and talked with many of her relatives who were in the cell with her. She was asked last night what she thought of the situation. "I am waiting patiently," she replied, "for sonie report from the jury." "Do you look for a verdict?" "No, I think now that it will be a hung jury." "Would that suit you?" "Oh, no. I have been expecting an acquittal all the time and such a ver dict alone would satisfy me. But I guess I am doomed now to disappoint ment." She received a big mail last night, as has been the case for some time. She was looking over some of the letters when a reporter saw her. "Do any of them contain offers to go on the stage?" he asked. Miss Morrison smiled. "No," she re plied, "I would not entertain such a proposition for a minute if I were free. They are simply letters from unknown persons who express good feeling for me in my sorrow, and who hope for my ultimate acquittal. "My friends have been very kind to me," continued the woman accused of being a murderess. "The jail officials could not have been more considerate. The Christian minister and an evange list from Wichita have visited me sev eral times with words of comfort, but my pastor has not come to see me once. That seems queer to me. "In the main, I consider the trial a fair one. Judge Shlnn has treated me fairly. I don't think the so-called state ment of Mrs. Castle should have been admitted as evidence, because I don't believe it was her work. She did make more than one statement, but they were destroyed." One letter received by Miss Morrison from a woman sympathizer requested her to shower compliments upon Judge Redden, one of the prisoner's counsel. This was in contrast with some of the expressions made by women in El Dorado. Wiiile Judge Redden was de livering his address yesterday and his throat was bothering him, a woman in the courtroom was overheard to re mark : "I hope his throat will hurt bo to night that he can't sleep." Miss Morrison exhibited two photo graphs of sympathizing young men whom she never has seen. Her mail is as large as a congressman's. Some of the letters are voluminous, but most of them are brief. She prefers the lattei kind. The county jail and the courtroom are in one building and the room which has been Jessie's home for so many long, anxious months almost Immediately joins that in which the horrible details of the tragedy in the home of Olin and Clara Wiley Castle have been repeated over and over again. There are bars at the entrance leading to the court house hal and at the two windows which overlook the alley back of the building. Otherwise, Jessie Morrison's place of confinement bears little resemblance to the ordinary prison abode. The furnish ings, while plain, are comfortable. The willing hands of her devoted sisters have added a few ornaments, which lend an air of homely attractiveness to the room. During the entire time that the trial has been in progress there have been flowers in the room, the profusion of these gifts from friends and others on some days transforming the cell into a veritable garden. She received twenty-one more letters of sympathy this morning, several of them from Kansas City. Her relatives spent the morning with Jessie. In the family party were the father, one of the brothers and three of the sisters. One of the latter is here from Excelsior Springs, Mo., and is ac companied by her daughter, a beautiful little girl of 8 years. This child visited the cell this morning and prattled about in innocent ignorance of the awful weight of doubt and anxiety upon the mind of her aunt. Jessie seemed to en joy the little one's presence and en couraged the childish laughter. The close of the Morrison trial marks the termination of the last murder trial with which Captain J. G. Waters of To peka will be connected, according to his own promise. While delivering his argu ment in closing for the prosecution against Jessie Morrison Monday night he declared: "I am tired of this trial and anxious to get through. I swear that when this Is over I shall never again, as long as I live, be connected with a murder case, either for the prosecution or the de fense." While he has appeared as counsel in a number of murder cases it is said that this is the fjrst in which he has been attorney for the prosecution. He always previously appeared for the defense. AWAITING THE DECISION. Miss Morrison in Anxiety For the Jury's Verdict Kansas City, Dec. 12. A special to the Star from Eldorado, Kan., says: No verdict in the Jessie Morrison mur der case has been reached at noon to day, and up to that time the court had not asked the jury of its progress. When Judge Shinn sent the twelve men to their hotel last night he in structed them to resume their delibera tions at 8:30 this morning. This morn ing, after the jury had been sent to their room, it was apparent that no general argument over a vefr diet was being made by them. Through the windows several of the jurymen could be seen walking listlessly about the room, paying no heed to the others, who still argued the case. On the way to their room this morn ing two or three of the jurymen com plained of feeling ill. All twelve are farmers used to the open air, and their confinement in the crowded court room and the strain of thethree weeks of the trial has had its effect upon their physi cal condition. Miss Morrison spent the time in her cell anxiously awaiting a verdict. "I am still hopeful," said she, "but I wish they would hurry up." She received a score of letters of sympathy in her morning mail. At noon Judge Shinn called the jury into the court room and asked Foreman Hewett if a verdict had been reached. Hewett replied in the negative. Judge Shinn then said that he understood from the bailiff in charge of them that the jurors had some communication they desired to make him. "Put this in writ ing," he said, "and present it to me after dinner " ANARCHIST FROTH. Meet in New York and Talk About Assassinating Rulers. New Tork, Dec. 12. The Herald says: Five hundred anarchists vociferously applauded last night at a meeting on be half of the family of Bresci.the assassin, when one of their speakers threatened life of President MeKinley, "should he attempt to interfere with free speech." The speaker was Alexander Horr, who announced his approval of assassination. The anarchists met in Everett hail, East Fourth street. They bad obtained the hall by a ruse, which Harry Bim berg, the proprietor, resented last night. Emma Goldman went to Bimberg and offered to hire the hall, alleging that it it was wanted for a meeting of the "So cial Science club." Bimberg did not rec ognize her and consented to accommo date the club. , John H. Cook had vigorously de nounced the government when Bimberg asked leave to speak. He declared the hall had been obtained under false pre tenses. "If I hear any incendiary speeches I shall have to have the lights turned out," he said. "Sit down, sit down, capitalists," yell ed the audience. "Do you want la. .Interrupt free speech?" Bimberg sat down and Alexander Horr arose and went on to say that so ciety believed in government by the bay onet and that Jefferson was an anarch ist. "If I were in Russia today," Baid he, "I should be an assassin. If any one in control of government here persist in prohibiting the right of free speech, if the mayor of the city does it; or the governor of the state, or the president of the United States, he does it at his peril." agreeaTTasl Negotiations Regarding Come to an End. China London, Dec. 12. The negotiations of the powers in regard to the joint China note were concluded satisfactorily yes terday, all agreeing to the conditions identically as outlined by Count von Buelow, the imperial chancellor of Ger many, November 19, with the exception of the introductory clause saying the demands are irrevocable, which is elimi nated. A RUNNING FIGHT, It Is Being Kept Up by Forces of Knox and De Wet. London, Dec. 12. Lord Kitchener ca bles the war office from Pretoria, under date of December 12, that Gen. Knox re ports from Helvetia, that he is engaged in a running fight with Gen. Dewet and the enemy is moving toward Redders burg, where there is a column ready to co-operate with them. Lord Kitchener in another dispatch reports that the Boers attacked the post near Barberton. The British casualties were three killed, five wounded and 13 taken prisoners. The captured men have since been released. The Boers raided the RIverton road station December 11. They are being followed up. A FORT SCOTT TRAIN. Commercial Club Will Revive the Old Flan. The regular monthly meeting of the Commercial club is called for this even ing at the Commercial club. Among the subjects on the" docket for consideration are the reports of the census revision committee, transportation committee and the purchase of tax certificates by county commissioners and the inaugura tion of a better passenger service -on the Missouri Pacific railroad. About a year ago an effort was made to secure better passenger service be tween Topeka and Fort Scott by the addition of passenger trains that would make connections with the main line trains at Lomax, but nothing was ac complished, for the reason that the rail road maintained that they could not make the additional trains pay expenses. Business has of late picked up consid erably, and the Commercial club has had the assurance that if an effort is now made in this direction the trains may be put on. Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 12. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy tonight followed b unsettled weather in east portion Thurs day; variable winds. WHEELS STOP. Government Business Comes to a Standstill in Washington. Day Devoted to Celebration of Hundredth Anniversary Of the Location of the Capital at Its Present Site. A NOTABLE GATHERING Of State Executives and Heads of Departments. Streets Are Thronged With Cit izens and Visitors. Pennsylvania Avenue Is Ablaze With Color. Washington, Dec. 12. The national capital is in gala attire today in cele bration of the one hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the seat of fed eral government at Washington and for the time being the wheels of govern ment have ceased revolving, business, public and private, is suspended, while the president and his cabinet, the senate and house of representatives, the fed eral judiciary, the governors of many states and a great concourse of citizens and visitors join in the elaborate festivi ties of the day. Perhaps never again will this genera tion witness such a significant gather ing of the heads of states and of the chief executive of the nation. One hun dred years ago the transfer of the seat of government was made from Phila delphia, the senate and house holding their sessions here for the first time. For months Washington has been preparing for a fitting commemoration of this in teresting historical event, and the cel ebration today is designed to bring out the development which a century has brought forth both in the capital and in the nation. From an early hour today the streets were filled with an eager and expect ant throng. Pennsylvania avenue was a blaze of color from end to end, the business houses being hung with bunt ing, flags and patriotic devices. The great public buildings added their share to the brilliancy of the spectacle. From the front of the treasury radiated an enormous sunburst of red, white and blue. Further on, the war, state, and navy departments and the department of justice were resplendent in the na tional colors. At the other end of Pennsylvania ave nue the massive front of the capitol was hung with long streamers, and from the dome fluttered a myriad of flags, while the front of the huge postoflice department was covered with the na tional colors. The programme of the day began with a reception at 10 o'clock by President MeKinley and members of his cabinet to the governors of the stages and ter ritories at the executive mansion. This was followed by the unveiling in the East room of the proposed model of the enlarged executive mansion which is to be a. lasting memorial of today's cele bration. The other events of the day were a parade from the White House to the capitol, participated in by the president and other dignitaries visiting and dis trict militia; joint exercises by the sen ate and house in the hall of the house of representatives. Tonight a reception will be tendered the governors of the states and terri tories at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. EXERCISES OF THE DAY. The exercises of the day began with a reception at the executive mansion given by the president to the governor of the states and territories, their ladies and the members of their staff. The East room, the Red, Green and Blue parlors, the corridors and staircases had been tastefully decorated with flowers and foliage plants in great numbers and in the flood of electric light presented a spectacle of rare beauty. The dis tinguished guests began to arrive at the mansion some time before 10 o'clock and half an hour later all c-f the large oublic rooms were comfortably filled, the brilliant military uniforms of the staff officers adding much to the spec tacular effect of the scene. At just 10:30 o'clock the president descended the west stairway with Sec retary Hay at his side. Immediately following were the other members of the cabinet, walking two and two, the only absentee being Attorney General Griggs. As the president and party entered the west corridor the Marine Band orches tral in dress uniform struck up "Hail to the Chief." Governor Roosevelt of New Tork, who had been spending an hour with the president in the library on the second floor, came down a few minutes later and joined the other governors in the Red parlor. As the orchestra struck up the inspiring strains of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," the reception began, the presentations being made by Colonel Bingham, U. S. A. GOVERNORS PRESENT. Following is a list of the governors present: G. W. Atkinson, West Virginia. D. W. Bloxham, Florida. (Represent ed by Col. F. Q. Brown). Gov. Barnes, Oklahoma. D. W. Jones, Arkansas. J. A. Mount, Indiana. C. S. Thomas, Colorado. E. W. Tunnell, Delaware. L. M. Shaw, Iowa. Llewelyn Powers, Maine. F. W. Rollins. New Hampshire. F. M. Voorhees, New Jersey. jr. H. Tyler, Virginia. M. A. Otero, New Mexico. F. Steunenberg, Idaho. Gov. Stone, Pennsylvania. E. Scofield, Wisconsin. D. L. Russell, North Carolina. Theo. Roosevelt, New York. A. E. Lee, South Dakota. N. O. Murphy, Arizona. Wm. Gregory, Rhode Island. J. W. Smith, Maryland. W. M. Crane, Massachusetts. Gov. W. W. Heard. Louislana. Gov. Stephens of Missouri was repre sented by Governor-elect Dockery and the lieutenant governor. Gov. Stickney of Vermont was repre sented by Adjutant General W. II. Gil more. The following ex-governors were pres ent: Llovd Lowndes, Maryland. A. S. Bushnell, Ohio. A. W. Ely, Texas. A. A. Markham, California. Benton McMillin of Tennessee, who had come on to attend the celebration, received a telegram this morning an nouncing the death of his father at their home in Kentucky, and after paying his respects to the president and explaining the cause of his departure to the local committee, left on the first train for hornet THE NEW WHITE HOUSE. Following the reception Col. Bingham exhibited his model of the proposed en largement of the executive mansion and explained its details. Of all the records he had been able to find of extensions, that prepared under the supervision of the late Mrs. Harrison came nearest, he said, to fulfilling certain guiding princi ples considered as necessary to be fol lowed in any design for an extension, not only on account of their own propri ety, but to meet the views of the great majority of the American people. Mrs. Harrison's plan, he said consists, in a word, of buildings about the size of the present house, one on the east side and one on the west side of the White Hous grounds connected to the present man sion by curved wings, the quadrangle being completed by rebuilding the con servatories at the south end of the grounds. Perhaps the most striking ad vantage of this plan is that it quite maintains the present openness to sun, toward the south and southwest a vital necessity and preserves the beautiful view to the south as unobstructed as it is today. This plan leaves the present mansion unchanged, not an outer door or window of a room is closed, the extensions be ginning on the prolongations of tha main corridors. Architectural harmony has been pre served. Owing to the recession of the ex tensions to the rear the present building is not dwarfed. Careful but not final estimates on the extensions proposed. Col. Bingham said amount to $1,100,00, including partial furnishing. DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISTRICT. II. B. MoFarland, president of the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia then delivered an address on 'The development of the District dur ing the century 1SOO-1900." Commenting on its form of govern ment he said: "Although many good citizens have regretted that in the national capital taxation without representation is the principle of government, it is generally admitted that for the District of Colum bia the present form of government is the best possible. "Free from the slightest suspicion of scandal, successive board3 of commis sions of the highest character have ad ministered the affairs of the District more efficiently and economically than the affairs of any other American mu nicipality have been administered and to such general satisfaction that there has been no lasting criticism. "The capital of the nation claims the allegiance of the citizen of every other city, even above that which he gives to his own city. This is recognized in the growing desire of our countrymen every where that the needs of the national capital shall be generously met." Governor Shaw of Iowa closed the speechmaking at the White House with an address on "The Development of the States During the Nineteenth Century." The weather was ideal for the outdoor features of the celebration, with a clear sky, bright sun and Invigorating air. Throughout the morning the crowds surged in the downtown districts, seek ing points of vantage along the line of march of the parade. STREET CARS WERE STOPPED. As congress had declared the day a national holiday for the District of Co lumbia, the whole city presented a holi day aspect, departments, stores and schools being closed, thus permitting the public to turn out en masse. The street cars on Pennsylvania avenue were stopped shortly after noon to give an unbroken right of way to the marchers. During the early hours there was the sound of bands, as the Virginia State troops and those from other Bections ar rived to take part in the procession. The United States artillery and cavalry marched from Fort Myers and the ar senal, while the Marine barracks and the navy yard contributed their share of blue jackets and marines. All of the various organizations converged toward the treasury, where the head of the pro cession rested until the president and cabinet were ready to take carriages for the capitol. THE PARADE. The great public spectacle of the day was the parade and escort to the presi dent, from the White House to the east front of the capitol. where the president reviewed the marching thousands. At the head of the parade rode Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, chief marshal. In full uniform, mounted on a superb charger. His staff included Brigadier General Breckenridge and many other prominent officers, mounted and in uni form, presenting a brilliant appearance. The military forces participating Includ ed artillery, cavalry, marines and sailors. First came the Second United States ar tillery, Lieut. Col. Myrick, commanding and three battalions of artillery from other regiments.The Fifth United States cavalry, in their stunning uniforms and flowing yeilow plumes, acted as the im mediate escort of the president Under Col. William A. Rafferty the troopers were assembled along the north curb of Pennsylvania avenue.fronting the White House and as the president appeared the cavalry salute was given and the troopers wheeled in column of platoons and swept down the avenue toward the capitol. With the president were tie various members of his cabinet in car riages. Then came the National Guard of the District of Columbia, three regi ments strong, Brig. Gen. Harries, com manding. Vieirig with the presidential party In the interest excited, was the notable procession of governors of the states and territories, with their staffs and military escorts. This gave a touch of individual Interest to the people from many states and the chief executives were warmly welcomed all along the line of march. The governors marched in the order of the admission of the states to the union, Governor Tunnell of Delaware coming first. Following the governors came the Grand Army of the Republic, Spanish war veterans, the Old Guards, and spec ially Invited guests. The parade moved down Pennsylvania avenue between two densely packed masses of humanity. As the parade reached the capitol, it swung north ward by C street and Delaware avenue to the broad plaza on the east front. The carriages of the president and members of the cabinet had moved ahead, the president taking position on the reviewing stand directly at the easterly entrance of the capitol. He stood under a little canopy of red, white and blue surrounded by his cabinet as sociates and prominent men of the sen ate, house of representatives and var ious walks of public life. As the various divisions of the procession passed the reviewing stand the regulation salute to the president was given and returned. At the close of the review the various (Continued on Sixth Page.) COST A JORTUHE. Expenses of Sells Divorce Suit Will Bo $25,000. Price Peter Sells Must Pay For Exposing Wife's Duplicity. CONTINUE A MONTH. Case Will Not Be Completed For Many Days. Conrt Occupied With Reading of More Depositions. Tha reading: of dry depositions la ab sorbing the attention in the Sells divon a case. Thesa depositions are from men who claim to have seen Peter Sells in tin Illegal house conducted by Mattli Schultz. Their statements are weaken ed by the cross-examination to a greuB extent. The Llndermuth deposition Is a fair sample of them. Daniels, the bade driver, and Brooks, the deputy sheriff, both made admissions in the crown-examination which rather tended to (' reflections on thlr statements. The deputy sheiift was given a vrry severe examination by the attorneys f-r the plaintiff. One of thn attorneys snid that when they would get to prrsKlus Brooks very closely lie would claim Unit he was threatened with pneumonia, an. J that the taking of the di ixmitiorm woui I then be adjourned until he would fay in was able to begin again. Peter Sella did not lny at the sslo-i of court but a short time today. He lis tened to the cmcludtng part of tlx dep osition of Undermutti and then lei May ing that there was nothing In that evi dence. The defense filed its first pre for witnesses this afternoon. Thwe mim moned were T. M. Anderson, a phoe dia ler of North High utre-t ; John White, of West Fifth avenue; Miss Kttie Miller, of Wisconsin avenue, and Mary K. Walta, of Sellsville. The defense paid thlH af ternoon that it would be the lust of th -month Ixf.re the testimony would be ia. The expenses of the trial will foot up n r less than Jli&.OOO. and this expense wl l have to be borne by the plaintiff, n matter how the casi goes. The Ltndermuth deposition. which con sisted of over 4,0o() questions, was finish ed and Judge Hagiierty tgan to iii that of Myrtle Llndermuth, of Dayton, daughter of George Liridermuth, Sli is cashier in a Dayton shoe nture. It m to her that the letters were written I V George Lindermuth. She pai i that In fective Mclirido, ( Dayton. nd Attor ney Will Young, of the lirm of Youiir At Young, of Dayton, called on her i.n th evening of June 1, !!, and nt-k' d Iter about her father. This dt position w taken July 5, l&uO. This deposition did not appear to hnve much relevancy t the case ,and Jndse Evans ti uest ion- I its belnif competent.' There wat huj explanations by the attorneys. The attorneys for the plaintiff sail that the depositions hud no bearing on the case. In it the defense attempts to show that the Lindertnuth letters wer obtained by fraud. Judge Evans niid Lindermuth had identified the letter, and that It made no difference how tl ' letters had be!i obtained, even if burg lary had been committed to Ket them, it would have no bearing on this case. Un der this ruling the deposition was ex cluded and the public will not Ret t learn how Petr Sells obtained t.osses- sion of the letters written by iieoi te W. Llndermuth. The deposition of A. J. Daniels, tak. n In Chattanooga on February 22, 1 W. v. a read. Daniels Is a coh'ied haeknrin T Chattanooga. On October R. 1'.. Inn iels said he hauled a man from the He. l House to the Mattie Si hultz pla;e.Wh ti he reached the houe lie accompanied the man to the door. Mattle Schul'x opened the door and threw hr Krtu around the man. and, kinging Mm, sahi: "Why, Mr. Slls, you ore late." He wanted her to pn to th Ii"l House with htm, but nlm refused, and said he must stay with her. Th nmn then went into the house and told Da.n iels to come back for him In abuut tw hours. The next deposition read was thnt cf WT. F. Brooks, a deputy theri!T of Walk er county, Georgia, lie saw Peter Selu at the Schrdtz houpe the ni(.-ht Danl. H took Sells to that place. J, pnid S.'1'n came Into the house, being met by M.i! tie at tha door, and he Hnd Mattl" went Into a room tocetlir. He aluo PleTdifV-.i the phototrraph of Peter. Hrooks atd In first met Peter fells that morning at tha Reed House In Chattanooga. On cross-examination It wa brought out that Brooks was arrested in It'' on a charge of stealing 114 from l'nid Palmer, a momo'T of eompuny K, Fourth O. V. I. P.roc.ks denied that hw had toll parties that he had been paid money 1 testify In the Bells cfe. H aluo sni 1 that he did not tell parlies that h- ha C')t Daniels to t"stlfv to having taken Sells to the KchultJ! house, and wanti d to borrow to pay Daniels for that tes timony. THEY SEED MONEY. Columbia Football Team Offered "In ducsmonts" to Play in California. New York, Dec. 12. Th T'nlversliy -t California has reojwncd nosrot la t ions with Columbia university on tiw propo sition to hav a Columbia fottall 1ihh visit the pHcifb: coawt and pluy th st u dnts of the Oolden Oate curing tlia Christmas vacation. W. F. trhoemaker, the manager of th Columbia team, said Inst night that ! thought favorably of the proposition despite the fact that the Columbia leav ers wre now completely out of tifiiu ins. As the California college had agreed. In her latest cornmunli ation, to uilow for liberal expcns h und had bIho ex prpsed her willingness to nharo with Columbia a gfMid portion of the receipts. Mr. Shoemaker thuuht th came would be a Kreat financial benefit to the foot ball association, to say nothing of the treat to the players. The Columbia team only realized a vt profit of about t.'iCM) during the pnt Rea son and will need a Rood bank account to start the team in training nxt k a son. For this reason Mr. Shoemaker thinks tha. tho graduate advisory com mittee, the faculty and the students in general will look with favor on the pro posed game with the University of Cali fornia. There Is no doubt that Columbia ;m put a very strong team In the Held, al though seVeral of the mn elect to hpend the holidays at their homes. In fact Mr. Shoemaker Is sure that most of tha varsity would be willing tu train U make the triy.