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rf EVERYBODY 12 PAGES READS IT. EVERYBODY 12 PAGES NEEDS IT. , ! i ! i II it X v LAST. EDITION. IT'S iR. LA Dentist J. E. Morgan Makes Identification Today. Gives His Testimony at Coro ner's Inquest. ADJOURNMENT TAKEN. Inquiry Will Be Eesumed on Tuesday. Remains Taken Home by Friends Thin Afternoon. FOUND LAST EVENING. Body Charred and Burned Be yond Recognition. Work of Searching the Ruins Goes On. "I think the body is that of Isaac E. Lambert, without a question." This was the reply of Dr. John E. Morgan of Emporia, to a direct ques tion of County Attorney John J. Schenck, at the coroner's inquest held In the Shellabarger undertaking rooms this forenoon. This testimony practical ly removes all doubt as to the identity f the dead man whose body was found last night In the basement of the Cope land hotel, a charred and unrecogniz able mass. The identification was made still etronger by Dr. Morgan, who in replying to Mr. Schenck's question, "Do you think there is any doubt of it?" re plied: "Well there might be a doubt but still everything indicates it to be the body of Mr. Lambert. The general stature, what there was left of it, the contour of his head, the angle of his jaw and the general makeup, indicated without doubt to me that it was the body of Mr. Lambert." "Is there anything about the body of 'this dead man' that does not conform with the body of Mr. Lambert as you knew him," was asked by one of the jurors. - "There is not," replied Dr. Morgan. Dr. Morgan Is an Emporia dentist and he has done work on Mr. Lambert's teeth for the past eight or ten years. He was thoroughly familiar with the teeth of the dead man. knew him per sonally and was a most intimate friend. He was on the witness stand before the coroner's jury for an hour, and was closely questioned by Mr. Schenck in order to bring out all the details. "The tooth structure of the dead body Indicates that of a man of Mr. Lam bert's years." said Dr. Morgan during the course of his testimony. "There are fillings in the jaws which I know were practically identical with those of Mr. Lambert. The goid fillings which were in the teeth still remaning in the body had been there for years and were there before I had ever done any professional work on his teeth. I filled one tooth a number of years ago which was in the upper front row. This was filled near the root with gutta percha and the body of the tooth was filled with gold. These front teeth were knocked out. how I cannot say, possibly by the fall and pos Eibly by something striking against him after he fell, or they may have burned out. There was not a poor tooth in his head. "The size of a man's teeth and their reneral structure are usually considered indicative of the size of the man. The teeth in this body Indicate that the man was about the size of Mr. Lambert. "The care which had evidently been taken of the teeth was of the kind gen erally taken by a man of means. The back teeth were filled with gold. This also points to a man of means, as those with limited means generally use an amalgam filling." Coroner's Inquest Adjourns. The jaw as found after the body had been removed to the morgue, contained, according to Dr. Morgan, one first and second bicuspid and one first molar on the lower left Jaw; two molars on the right lower jaw; two molars and two bicuspids on the upper left jaw; and ..two molars on the upper right jaw; in all eleven teeth. The coroner's inquest did not con clude its work this morning but ad journed until two o'clock next Tuesday afternoon. "The inquest will undoubt edly take considerable time as we wish to go into the affair to the bottom," said Dr. Keith today. "I wouldn't be Furrrised to see it require nearly all of Wednesday." The jury was composed of C. W. Know'es. H. B. Howard Capt. A M Fuller. Ed B. Kellam, M. F. Rigby and G. F. Worley. Body Viewed by Friends. j The body which was recovered from the hotel ruins was viewed by Several of Mr. Lambert's old friends and neigh bors from Emporia this morning and all were positive In their identification of the body as being that of Mr. Lam- V, Amnnar V. i - , -. V, .. . . " 1 - " .7 mto liuiliuci "CI r Itl. f Tiniu T T 1 T' , v . . . gins, W. C. Harris, R. M. Hamer. O. "W. Way, John E. Martin, Fred Lakin, K. Guettel, Dan Dryer and A. H. Gufler. "I have no doubt that these remains are those of Ike Lambert." said Mit Wilhite, whHe viewing the remains this morning. "Every indication is in keep ing with the general appearance of Mr. Lambert." Jf. Guettel. manager of the Palace Clothing company's branch at Em poria, said this morning: "I have know Mr. Lambert for a number of years, and I am sure that these re mains are his. He was a well Pressed man. and a man of general good bearing. and or derly In his appearance. Every thing that has been brought out re garding, these remains, indicates that It Is Lambert." A. H. Gufler. exalted ruler or the Elks in Emporia, of which lodge Mr. Lambert was an active member. In viewing the remains this morning, he aid: "I feel positive that this is the body of Mr. Lambert." Funeral on Sunday. The remains of Mr. Lambert were taken to Emporia over the Santa Fe FRIDAY EVENING.' iBERTS BODY this afternoon. They were accom naniod hv Mrs. Lambert. I. E. Lam hprt ir.. and a host of sorrowful friends of the dead man. The funeral will be held at Emporia at Z p. m., Sunday. Body Taken From Rains. The body of I. E. Lambert, of Em poria, was taken from the ruins of the Copeland hotel at 7:15 o'clock Thurs day evening. The basement was filled with water and debris following the fire and work was impossible until after the water had been drawn off. The sewer traps in the basement car ried off the water but slowly and It was late In the afternoon before a searching party could enter the base ment below the point where Mr. Lam bert was last seen. A force of firemen made the first search but after they had been work ing for half an hour were ordered from he ruins by Chief Wilmarth of the fire '.epartment, on account of the condi ion of the walls.' The big fire steamer as brought to the scene and streams of water were directed against the tot tering wails and they were reduced to such a point that they were considered moderately safe for the time being. A few minutes before six o'clock a force of workmen headed by David TintAii (i nrnfMfilfinnl in; T-r- U o . whrt was'. hT-nno-Wt tn Trvnpita from Kmnnria bv I friends of Mr. Lambert from that city began a systematic search of the ruins. Poinyt In the northeast" corner of the 1 J"1 P?. the state ruins directly under a window which ' us vo"ng machines in elections had opened into Mr. Lambert's room j nerearter. Three guarantee of bank de on the fourth floor of the Copeland. j posit bills, one each by Krehbiel, Buck The party had Worked less than an i man and Morrison. The state forestry hour when a mass of charred flesh was bill by Morgan of Reno. These bills will discovered near the north wall of the j be sure to excite interesting debate la bui'.dlng where it was expected that Mr. ter in the session which will attract Lambert's body would be found. Ap- close attention generally over the state, parently the body had dropped straight A significant feature of the Stone bill to the basement when the floors gave on state publication of school books is way and the location where It was the fact that it is an exact duplicate of found removes any doubt as to the the Hodges bill in the senate and the death of Mr. Lambert. Body Cliarrcd Beyond Recognition. The head lay to the west of the body and lower extremities to the I "ve afeea on the state pub- east. The remains were so charred ! ucy"in Pan The Stone bill introduc that identification is impossible and j P112 sls changed from the Stone bill all clothing or other means of i Identification is missing. The arms were burned off at the shoulders and only stumps of the lower extremities remain. The back portion of the head is burned away though the trunk and neck are comparatively entire but charred and blackened. The body was viewed by Coroner Keith and afterwards taken to Shellabarger's undertaking establish ment where an inquest is being held. Every portion of the debris in the vicinitv of where the body was found was scrutinized closely for bits of j The executive committee of the asso clothing or other evidences which , elation, composed f the officers, shall would prove conclusively that the pass on the applications of banks for body found was that of the Emporia membership. A payment of one attorney. Dr. Morgan, an Emporia fourth of one per cent is required for dentist, came to Topeka for the pur- i the establishment of a guarantee fund pose of identifying the body by the of two and one-half millions. The teeth. .j state treasurer shall have charge of During this search a bunch of keys j this fund and Is empowered to make were found and they may prove that i loans from it to the banks of the state the body is that of Mr. Lambert. A , under the same conditions that gov key to room 341 of the Copeland ern the loaning of state funds to the hotel, the room occupied by Mr. Lam-I banks of the state. (In other words. bert the ill fated night was also found near the point where the body was found. The corpse was that of a man under medium height and rather stout which fits the description of Mr. Lambert and the evidence is so con- every county in the state, without in clusive that practically all doubts as , creasing the number of representa to the identification of the remains ' tives. The smaller counties of Jef- have been removed. The following intimate friends of Mr. Lambert's came from Emporia as soon as It was known that Mr. Lam bert was numbered among the miss ing: Howard Dunlap, W. L. Hug gins. W. C. Harris. R. M. Hamer, O. V. Way. John E. Martin. Fred Lakin, O. M. Wilhite, N. Guettel, Dan Dyer and A. H. Gufler, exalted ruler of the Elk body to which Mr. Lambert be longed. They brought with them David Tipton, an expert wrecker, and began a systematic search for the body as soon as the condition of the ruins would permit. Arc lights were in stalled and arrangements made to work all night if necessary. No Decision About Rebuilding. The walls anding charred and ragged, encirclina: a taneled mass of burned and water soaked debris, iy all that remains today of the Copeland hotel, which two days ago was buzz- ing with the conversation of politicians and legislators. .iiie ioss oi tne Duuaing ana rurni- ture amounted to S120.000. The build ing was covered by $48,500 .insurance. This still leaves a loss of J71.500, all of which falls on Colonel J. Copeland Gordon, sole owner of the hotel. Colonel Gordon has not decided wheth er he will rebuild the house or not. 'I do not know what I will do," said he in response to an in.-mlrv. Hs is. I however, bearing up well under the uisasier, tnough he is 67 years old. His only regret seems to be the loss of Mr. Lambert. "I would care less," said he. "If Mr. Lambert were alive." The remarkable feature of the fire is that more lives were not lost. The fire escapes in the rear of he build ing were rendered useless by the prox imity of the fire, before the alarm was sounded. The fight against the fire was a hopeless task from the start. The alarm was sounded after the flames had secured a headway. And the water pressure was entirely inade quate. The charts of the wa er man may show up all right, but the fact remains that the only streams that could be thrown above the lower part of the second story were those which had a steamer :o propel the water. Rumors of Other Deaths Vnfounded A complete list of the dead and in- i jured was published in the early edi- tions of the State Journal Thursday j morning, and no changes have been found so far. There is a rumor that one man leaped from a window on the south side of the building and crash ed through the skylight of the din ing room to perish in the flames. The truth of this report will not be known until the force now clearing the de bris reaches this part of the building. But little credence is given to the re port. The cause of the fire has not been . determined. Chief G. O. Wilmarth of ; the local fire department is at a loss lo snow wnere it started nrst. it . ---... .-. .I. Ull I . I II 1.1 . L 1 1 VT 1 1 V 1 the third floor of the building, but by the time the fire department reached the burning building, it was too late to learn. Chief Wilmarth accounts for the rapid spread of the fire to defec tive gas plumbing and the consequent escaping of gas. This theory is prob ably correct. Loss to Guests Is Heavy. The loss to the guests of the hotel !Co:imied on Pase Elght DEBATEJN HOUSE First One Takes Place at the Morning Session. Democrats Favor Contestants for Seats Giving Bond. IT FINALLY PASSES. But Not Until Republicans Had Amended It. Rush of New Bills Continues Unabated. The rush of bills continue in the house today and passed well over the century mark, the last one being numbered 12L The house adjourned at 11:30 to 2:30 this afternoon, the motion to adjourn to Monday being defeated. Of great importance amonsr today's bills are: State publication of school DOks by Stone of Shawnee and a dUDil cate of the Stone bill by Penwell of fenawnee. The bill by Stone of Shaw- Penwell bill in the house. Hodges and Penwell are both Democrats, so it would , appear that certain members of both ; " a t ?cace Journal some weeks ago that had the O. K. of State , f - A- Mciseal. It may be said, that of the three state school book bills now before the legislature, the text of these measures is the same, and two of them were drawn up and agreed to at a Democratic caucus. New Guarantee Bill. Krebiel's bill for guarantee of bank depfcits provides for a Bank ers' Guarantee association for ..lo tion of officers and meetings at which (each county is entitled me DaJiKs win have the privilege of borrowing their own monev.l McNair introduced a re-apportionment of representative districts bill today which gives representation to ferson, Osage, Brown, Franklin, Has- kell and Stanton giving ud one of their two representatives to ten weet- ern counties now having only five rep resentatives among them. In this bill Leavenworth county is still al lowed three representatives while Montgomery, a much larger county than Leavenworth, is held to two rep resentatives. - Two bills for the protection of quail and other game birds were introduced today . First Debate of Session. The first debate of the session occur red this morning over the resolution requiring contestants for seats in the house to file a bond of $500 as evidence of good faith and to cover the costs of the contest. This resolution was finally passed, but not until an amendment by i Stone had been tacked nn which forbid i the forfeiture of the bond where the ! contestant showed good grounds and f evidence for the contest, I Foley of Rice. Mitchell of Douglas J and Stone of Shawnee all spoke ve- hemently on this resolution, Foley. Democrat, and Stone. Republican for and Mitchell, Republican, against it, but it was passed without a party di vision on the question. Raps Morning Paper for Inaccuracy. Gray of Phillips introduced the fol lowing resolution, which would indicate that the members of the house are not I taking kindly to the plan of racket I store prizes in connection with the purchase and excellence of a news paper: "Be it, resolved, by the house of rep resentatives, whereas, the Topeka Daily Capital, a paper of state wide circula tion, has given out the impression in its issue of Jan. 15 that the house em ployment committee has added fifteen more employes than was agreed upon as the total of emplqyes. "Whereas, the same is misleading, as the employment committee in the first report had not reported the full quota of 44 employes, and had only in its re port of yesterday reported the remain ing of the 44 employes to be hired as the total number of house employes." The resolution was read the first time and adopted. Speaking of the Capital's article. Speaker Dolley declared that he re- garded It as a great injustice to the members of the house, as well as a misrepresentation of facts. Additional House Committees. Speaker Dolley announced the follow, ing committees at this morning's ses sion : COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. Haskins of Johnson, Newlin of Doug las. Phillips of Sumner, Krehbiel of Harvey. Laubach of Osage. Lennan of Ness, McMillan of Mitchell. Foley of Rice. Rogers or seagmcK. COMMITTEE ON MANUFACTURES. McCormack of Crawford. Crumley of Thornas, Morton of Osborne, Reeder of Doniphan Snyder of Leavenworth. Deacon of Cherokee. Hutchison of Wyandotte. JUDICIARY LOCAL. Cunningham of Cowley, Westcott of Cherokee. Bryden of Osage, Griffen of Barber, Haskins of Johnson. Harrison of Franklin, Hopkins of Jackson. Lan drey of Wyandotte, Crosby of Chey enne. PENAL INSTITUTES. Banker of Russell. Clark of Jefferson. ', Cranston of Labette, Carter of Wal-1 TOPEKA, KANSAS, JANUARY. lace, Eadie of Wichita-Greeley, Kyle of Marion, Merrill of Iiaml, Matson of Sedgwick, Moore of Harper, Keraus of Trego, Davis of Bourbon. Stoat of Stevens-Morton. ' HTGENB AND PUBIC HEALTH. Morton of Clay, Flagg of Jefferson, Gray of Phillips, Schideler of Crawford Rhodes of Marshall, Stone of Shawnee, Cole of Edwards. ;'' STATE AFFAIRS. Stockton of Coffey, Fisher of Chau tauqua. Brighton of Montgomery. Fehr of Reno. Lander of McPherson, Flan nigan of Decatur, Imel of Ford. The house placed the following ad ditional employes on the payroll yes terday: Gladys Rogan, stenographer; Miss Edwards, . stenographer; Fred Partridge, stenographer to speaker; W. P. Montgomery, secretary to speaker; Paul MoClellan, page to speaker; H. M. Lester, mail carrier; Al Hemmant, assistant doorkeeper; J. B. Edwards, engrossing clerk; Albert Eagle, clerk enrolled bills; E. P. SmKh, janitor; Emmett Page, assist ant sergeant-at-arms; Jordon, Janitor; Elmer Olson, page; Jharles Hartzog, custodian; Preston Plumb Prentice, page. These bring the total number of house employes up to 44, original number decided -upon. i ALL ARE DOING WELL. Those Hurt in Copeland Fire proving. Im- Reports received from the homes and various hospitals were those in jured In the Copeland are are being cared for indicate that they are doing ort wh,f nineteenth century is as well as could be expected under the j rlfucfamTin Wash!ngton no Ionger circumstances. In no Instance is there ! go about ridiculing the "snivel ser any serious apprehension as to the, vice." Congressmen have ceased mak ultimate recovery of the patients. ing annual speeches against it for the A. W. Smith of McPherson and ' delectation of their spoils loving con- ... . j, - IK. . 0 stituents. The old prank of voting W. A. Rowland of the same place are down the appropriating for lts main- x-wtrjm o uuCt.H.. cuiu 1 c ports that their condition is all that could be hoped for. Robert C. Mc Murray of K Kan wis City is at Stor mont hospital suffering from a frac ture of his ankle and is doing nicely. The last reports from Christ's hos pital this afternoon state that Repre sentative J. W. Davis of Kiowa, who was overcome by the smoke is resting very comfortably and his condition is greatly improved. Mrs. B. L. Thomp- son of Herington -is also improving quickly and she will be up in a few days. Her back wa injured by jump ing, t Mrs, W. T. Morgan who is at Beth esda hospital with a broken ankle is resting easily.; - J- STRIKES A SNAG. BUI Increasing Salaries Meets Opposi tion in Senate. Washington, "Jan- .45. That the se.nate amendments to the legisla- H" vVrB- " . T . tive, executive and judicial appropria- Aces of the second class, and 4,868 of Uon bill increasing the salary of the the third class . . president to $100,000; of. the vice I It would all but eliminate the post president and speaker of the. house of ' offices of the entire country from po representatives to $20,000 each with "tical considerations. Democrats as an allowance for a carriage of $5,000 'ell as Republicans would be handl each for the vice president and ing the mails. The civil service corn speaker are not to be approved with-1 mission never asks the politics of out some opposition was shown in the those who seek to get upon the elig senate today when Senator Borah of . ible lists Ability and fitness are the .i id.iotinn ota .r? " .,.i v, k a tr. over until the other amendments are disposed of in order that they may be discussed later. Mr. Clay of Georgia also asked that all proposed increases of salaries of Judges, aggregating $328,500, be dwelt with in the same manner. . HE HOLDS TWO OFFICES. Lilley's Right to Seat in the House Is Qnestloned. Washington, Jan. 15. The right of Governor Lilley of Connecticut to re tain his seat as a representative in congress from that state was question ed in the house today by Mr. Gains of Tennessee. Mr. Gains contended that on a re- aa vnll nail XT , T .1 1 1 ': ronrrlaH LCIlb 1UU V.1 1 -i. . ' . . u as absent and yet he said Mr. Lilley tne nanus oi cunji. vU had been sworn in as governor of Con- , mate of $165,000 for the construction nectlcut. "From the headlines of the of an artillery drill hall at Fort Riley, newspapers," declared the speaker, I ' "the chair has no. iced that there is Five bills granting increased pen some question as to whether Mr. Lilley i slons to Kansas veterans have passed is governor of Connecticut, but," he the house. The beneficiaries are: added, "you can not always believe Ithamar Richards,. Company L, what you see in the newspapers and ' Sixteenth regiment Kansas volunteer the chair has no official information j cavalry. $24 per month, at present." I Andrew J. Arensten, company E. Mr. Gains offered a resolution as a ' Seventh regiment Kansas volunteer matter of privilege, declaring that Mr. cavalry. $30. Lilley having been duly elected and Lewis A. Edwards, company E, qualified as a member of the house Tenth regiment Kansas volunteer in and also as governor of the state of , fan try. $30. Connecticut, his name should be , Joseph Pop. company r. Thirteenth stricken from the roll of the house and I regiment Kansas volunteer in his seat declared vacant. fantry. $24. On motion of Mr. Payne, N. Y., the resolu ion was referred to the commit tee on judiciary. CHERRYVALE FATALITY. Cyrus Campbell Burned to Death and Wife Fatally Injured. Cherryvale. Kan.. Jan. 15. Cyrus Campbell, 74 years of age, a retired physician and pioneer resident, was burned to death and his wife probably fatally injured when their home here was destroyed by fire today. The fire was discovered by neighbors, who with difficulty succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Campbell. It is believed that a gas jet set fire to a partition. SHERIFF SELLS ROAD. Missouri River & Northwestern Brings Nearly a Hundred Thousand. Rapid City, S. D., Jan. 15. At a sheriff's auction here today, the Mis souri River & Northwestern railroad, known as the Crouch line, was sold to Louis Rosenweig of Erie. Pa., for $98 950. The road is thirty-nine miles long and runs from Rapid City west to Mystic. Hornaday B&nk Pays 35 Per Cent. Washington, Jan. 15. The comptroller of the currency is preparing to send out checks covering the first dividend of the First National bank of Fort Scott, Kan., amounting to 35 per cent. 15, 1909. AT THE CAPITAL Millennium at Hand for CiTil Service Commission. Fourth Class Postmasters to Be "Under the Umbrella." TAKES AWAY POWER. Have Effect of Weakening In fluence of Congressmen. Pension Bills for Kansas Veter ans Pass the House. Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. Some- I thing like a millennium Is at hand for ', the civil service commission. When , the fourth class postmasters are all , under the umbrella, as they promise- to be ere many months roll by, prac tically every government employe. who can properly be in. the classified j service, will be under the commission's jurisdiction. It marks a great victory in the struggle for the abolition of "feudal administration" and for the civil service idea, which has been : styled "chief of administrative reforms tenance and suuoort is no longer at- tempted in the house. The arguments against the institution were never ef fective, for which . reason senate and house resorted to the expedient of poking fun. Now the commission is becoming highly respected. Public sentiment in its favor is so strong that politicians are actually eager to cham pion it. The commission insists that . the president s recent order will prove a boon to the cause of decent politics, that it will take from the hands of senators and members a power which has made for the demoralization and the inefficiency of the postal service. Hereafter fourth-class postmasters in states covered by , the president's order will not be permitted to serve on political committees, to attend any political conventions as delegates, to make stump speeches, or to be active in political leadership. So confident is the commission ' of the great success of this latest step that there are already suggestions about getting postmasters of the sec- ona ana tniroc lass unaer ine ciui- Dostoffices of the first class In the of ) United States. There are so few them in. any .state that congressmen could not build up powerful political machines by their aid. A great howl went up from congress a few years ago, when the carriers of rural mail were classified. The Re publican managers, who saw in these rural carriers a fine opportunity for taking care of party workers, said it would never work. It was folly to talk about a horse and wagon taking a civ il service examination. Today the commission regards the efficient rural carrier service as one of the best mon uments to its efforts. Fourth Assis tant Postmaster DeGraw. in his last annual report, observed that "the high standard of efficiency maintained by the rural carriers and their fidelity and integrity are forcefully attested by the fact that only 165 carriers out of a total of 39,143 were dismissed for cause." . The estimates of military expendi tures for the next fiscal year, now in - n-t I George W. Manwell, company L, Nineteenth Kansas volunteer cav alry, $12. Mrs MHler. wife of the Kansas con gressman, has arrived in Washington and is at her home, 3213 Thirteenth street, northwest. She will receive informally Tuesdays throughout the remainder of the season. Pension bills have been introduced in the house for Josiah Yoder and Wellington B. McCurdy, both of Kan sas. HAT MAKERS STRIKE. Resent Attempt to Cut Out the TJnlon Label. Newark, N. J., Jan. 15. Four thous and workers in the hat factories in Orange struck this morning when they were notified by their employers that no more union labels would be permit ted in the hats produced in the Orange lac ories. It is understood that the order promulgated today was de cided upon at a recent meeting of the Associated Hat Manufacturers. The entire manufacturing industry of the country may be affected. Fire in Lyndon Light Plant. Lyndon, Kan., Jan. 15. Fire here last night did considerable damage to the electric light plant. A defective wire was" the cause of the fire. A prompt rally of the citizens checked the flames and prevented the fire from spreading. FRIDAY EVENING. NAVAL CONFERENCE. It Includes a Large Number of Noted Authorities. Washington. Jan. 15. An important conference on the administration of na val matters by the navy department, which may result in the reorganization of the system at present in vogue in that department Is being held today. Criticism of the naval administration under the present bureau system has resulted in the bringing together today of ten men of wide experience In navy department matters. The meeting was decided upon after a number of con ferences between the president and Sec retary Newberry, both agreeing as to the wisdom of securing the ideas of cer tain civilians and retired officers, whose experience In naval matters make their opinions of especial value. Those who are in attendance . at the meeting in the office of the secretary of the navy are Supreme Court Justice William H. Moody and Paul Morton of New York. former secretary of the navy; United States Judge A. G. Dayton of West Vir ginia, former chairman of the house committee on naval affairs; Herbert L. Satterlee, the present assistant secre tary of the navy; Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, retired, former commander-in-chief of the Atlantic fleet. Rear Ad mirals Alfred T. Mahan, retired, Steph en B. Luce, retired, both on special duty at the naval war college, Newport, R. L, Rear Admiral William M. Folger, retir ed, former naval chief of ordnance; Rear Admiral W. S. Cowles, chief of the bureau of equipment, and Commander William M. Fullam of the naval train ing station at Newport, R. L, who will act as recorder. Secretary Newberry did not partici pate in the discussion. After explain ing the purpose of inviting the men to take part in the conference he took his leave and attended the semi-weekly cabinet meeting. President Roosevelt has invited those who particiuated In the conference and Secretary Newberry to luncheon at the White House and a continuance of the discussions will follow and probably la ter a meeting with him will be held at the executive offices, when some definite conclusions as to what action may be necessary. If any. for the formation of a plan for the actual reorganization of the navy will be reached. BIT ON "OLD LACE." New York Women Gave TTp Thousands to Bogus Countess. New York, Jan. 15. "Rare old lace," as retailed by a mysterious wo man from Paris, represen ing herself as a countess, cost several New York women more than $10,000. The "countess," who arrived at the St. Regis hotel in this city about a month ago, armed with apparently unquestioned letters of introduction from Paris, ac ' companied by a maid, a toy dog and 1 followed by nine trunks, is missing. ' She announced before her departure that a friend had invited her to visit her home and that she would tem porarily givt ud her apartments in the hotel. It is said' that she is by now either in France or on her way there. "The rare old lace," which the woman said had been handed down to her from the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV, is declared by lace experts here to be practically valueless. This is the verdict of one Importer, who examined some of the samples: "I can hardly see how you were so easily duped. This lace Is a cheap imitation and was made In this coun try. Not a piece you -have with you was made outside of New York, and it is all machine made at that." OFF TO POSSUM SUPPER. Taft Journeys From Augusta Atlanta Speaking; by the Way. to Augusta, Ga.. Jan. 15. The president-elect left here today for a two days trip to Atlanta. Incidentally Mr. Taft will show himself to the people of the towns between here and the Georgia capital and then will make a side trip to Athens and address the students at the state university A reception committee from the At lanta chamber of commerce reached here on an early train today and went at once to the Terret cottage to pay their respects and escort Mr. Taft to his special train which left at 9:30. Stops enroute were made at Thomp son, Crawfordsville, Greensboro, Madi son, Social Circle, Covington and De catur. At Covington, the student body of Emory college were addressed briefly by Mr. Taft who also expressed words of greetings at the other places. Mr. Taft's first speech in Atlanta will be made in the governor's office immediately after his arrival. He will receive the members of the chamber of commence and their wives, the Yale alumni and ladies and the Ohio society this afternoon. The famous possum supper is to be spread tonight in the army audi torium. Here Mr. Taft will make his principal speech of the trip. He will address the negroes of Atlanta tomor row morning In Big Bethel church. GIVEN 15 YEARS. Cashier Rinehart Convicted of Wreck- .'.. i"g His Bank. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 15. J. B. F. Rinehart, former cashier and vice president of the Farmers and Drov ers National bank, of ' Waynesburg, Pa., which institution failed over .two years ago for $2, COO, 000 was found guilty at noon today of wrecking the bank and was Immediately sentenced to serve 15 years in the penitentiary by United States Judge James S. Young. The Jury found Rinehart guilty of all the eleven counts charging him with making false entries and with attraction in transactions connected with the Greene county political cam paign of 1905. Rinehart was not present when the verdict was read, but entered a few minutes later. Judge Young, then caused a sensation among all con cerned by immediately calling Rine hart before him and imposing sen tence. Tears trickled down the cheeks of the dazed banker and among the lar gest audience ever seen in the United States court here there was a death like silence. Later the jurors con ferred with the United States district attorney vMicerning an alleged at tempt to bribe one of their number. TWO CENTS. HAINSJSFREED. Jury Finds Mini Guiltless ot Murder of Annis. His Brother Who Did the Shoot ing Yet to Be Tried. ( WERE OUT ALL NIGHT And This Morning Asked to Again Hear Evidence. Proceeding Almost Like Going Oyer Case Again. Flushing. N. Y.. Jan. i:.-Thnmtnn t Hains was today acquitted of the charge of murder in the first desrmo uhi,.h grew out of the killing of William E. Annis at the Bayslde Yacht club, Aug ust i&, 1S08 Hains stood guard over his brother. Captain Hains. while the latter shot Annis, but did not actually participate in the shooting. His broth er. Captain Hains. has not vet hen n,it on trial. Flushing, N. Y.. Jan. 15. The Jury In the trial of Thornton Jenkins Hains, charged as a principal with his brother. Captain Peter C. Hains. Jr., in the kill ing of William E. Annis, was still de liberating on the evid Pnrp this mnrnlnv ; having been out since 5 o'clock yester- anernoon. snortly after 3 o clock this morning the Jury sent word that they desired to have the maps and dia grams of the Bayside Yacht club house uoai, mcn was sent them by Justice Crane. No Intimation came from the i Jury room during the night u to the j progress made toward a verdict. The 12 men went to a breakfast at a hotel across from the court house at 7:30. Justice Crane waited in hi rhamhor all night ready to receive a verdict and Dr. Hicks also was in constant attend ance, ready to minister to John Walsh, the injured juror whose heart action, the physician states, has been affected by the shock of his accident and the ex citement of the case. Patrick Ahearn. another juror, is suffering from a heavy cold. , - . Thornton Hains slept through the early hours of the morning on a table in the sheriff's office, while his brother. Major John Hains, wrapped his army coat about him and stretched out on a, court room bench. . . John F. Mclntyre, chief of Hains counsel, and his associates, slept tor A couple of hours, while District Attorney Darrin, after a short nap in a chair .went home-to rest.. Justice Crane appeared to stand the all nighf session .better than the rest. During the night General Hains and his wife, who. went to New York, at a late nour called up frequently on the telephone to learn if a verdict had been reached, , Shortly after 8 o'clock the Jury gent word to Justice- Crane that they would like to have read to them the testimony of John Tierney, the ash collector; Dr. McBride, member of the Bayside Yacht club, and-, 'Captain Clark, the negro boatman, who was on his boat near the float when the shooting, occurred- Dr. McBride was on the float and Tierney was the de fense's eye - witness to the shooting. Justice Crane sent for counsel on both sides, and Thornton . Hains, who had . shortly before been taken to a nearby hotel and gone to bed. Justice. Crane said that the testimony would have to.be read in court and it might be necessary to read all ot It. In that event most of the day would bo consumed in going over the testimony, though Justice Crane hoped that only a part of it would, have to be read. Justice Crane said he would not dis miss the jury for a failure to agree until 24 hours had elapsed from the time the Jury went out. Justice Crane convened court at 8:40 o'clock,' ' and' after Thornton Hains was brought" in sent for the Jury- The defendant seemed fresher and in better spirits notwithstanding his ordeal of waiting all night for th verdict, than at any time In the last two weeks. The Jurors appeared worn and weary from their all night's delibera tions. The request for the reading of testimony having been made formally and Justice Crane having explained that the cross-examination as well as the direct testimony must be read, the court stenographer began to, read the testimony of Captain Clark. Captain Clark's testimony wan in effect that he saw the shooting from his boat anchored near the float, but that the sails and booms prevented him from seeing what was going on . in any detail. Captain Clark testified that he saw Thornton Hains on the dock 20 minutes before the tragedy but that he did not see him at the moment of the shooting. Tn kriof ' Tn- , McRrlde's testimony 'was that he did not know William E. I Annis; that he was on tne float when tne snooting uwuncu, umi man waving a revolver back and forth, and that the last shot was fired after the man had waved his revolver. Dr. McBridge said he did not know the man who waved the revolver. PROMINENT MAN DEAD. A Man High In the Order Dies at Wichita. ' Word has been received by the Ma sonic fraternit- of this city that 3. Giles Smith, a very prominent 33d de gree Mason of Wichita, died in that city Wednesday. Mr. Smith was very active In the Scottish Rite branch of the fraternity, and was really the founder and aggressive organiser and promoter of the great Consistory built up in that city. For many years he was the deputy of the active raeraliera of the supreme council In Wichita, ana his loss will be severely felt. A mid night Kadosh burial service In honor of fhe deceased will be held in the Scottish Rite Cathedral at Wichita on Friday night, and the funeral will take place Saturday morning. It 1 probable that some representatives ot the Scottish Rite bodies of this city will attend the services. Weather Indications. Chicago, Jan. 15. Forecast for Kansas: Fair In west, snow flurries In east portion tonight; Saturday fair; rising temperatures tonight and Saturday.