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GARHELD ACCUSED Of PART IN CONSPIRACY W't-.pss Shows Anti-Bailinger -naign Began at ex-Sec retary's Home. GIFFORD PINCHOT THERE director Newell Told Him He Meant to "Make Ballinger " the Goat" — Lawler Cross Examined. [From The Tribune Bureau.] • Washington, May — That Gifford. Pinchot and James R. Garfield deter mined at West Mentor, Ohio, the home of the latter, to make a campaign 8 -aln?t Secretary Ballinger as early as July IS. 1900. and that on October 29 of that year F. H. Newell, director of the Keclamalion Service, asserted his deter mination to '"make Ballinger the groat," teas brought out at the Balling-er rinchot hearing this afternoon by the testimony of E. T. Perkins, of the Reclamation Service. Hr Perkins, although an unwilling witness, supplied the connecting links in ~~ihe story of the formation of the con • jpiracy to force the retirement of Sec ! rftary Bailinger from the public service. tfgt was wholly unexpected, and came iron , a witness who had every appear ance *>f knowing more than he cared to telL iJr. Perkins is in charge of the <"hicago (Bee of the Reclamation Ser vice, and his relations with James R. GarSt'ld. Gifford Pinchot and Director Newel! were intimate up to November (if last year. Mr. Perkins told the committee of an Interview with Director Newell at Chi cago on October 29, 1909. At that time they discussed the so-called "black tent" lectures of the Reclamation Service. Th"sr were illustrated lectures given at county fairs and other places in ex planation of the work of reclamation, •were conducted without cost to the gov ernment, and were intended to direct the Attention of prospective settlers to the advantages of taking up homes near the irrigation projects of the government. They derived their name from the fact that they were given in a tent which fas necessarily black in order that the . ftereopticon pictures might show to the fcett advantage. "When it became known that railroads interested in the settle ment of the "Western states were paying Px>st of these lectures they were or f 1 discontinued by Secretary Bal r. Mr. Perkins had told the com "> that these lectures were begun )i!t the knowledge of Mr. Ba.!lmger that they had the approval of •Director Newell. Referring to the interview of October Si, Mr. Perkins said that he and Dl ,*»jctor Newell ilii iiawil the "black tent" I W-ture* and the criticisms which had Eeea ;r.ade of the service on account of those Ifctures. He said he told Mr. Ke»ell that Secretary Ballinger had a^vor authorized the lectures and that 1t \«.as not right for Mr. Newell to try tn ;nak»> it appear in Ma letters that the 'Secretary was responsible. Would Make Ballinger the "Goat." "Tmi should not try in vindicate Bal ■ Mnz^r in thp 'black tent" matter," said fStaeeil, according to Perkins's testimony, **! -want to make Ballincer the 'goat." "You can't dn it." replied Perkins; "V.s too big a man." "Xevpr mind," replied Newell, "I am roing to do it. anyhow." "What did you next hear from Mr. Swell,* 1 ask«»d Judge Vertrees. "The n«xi thing was that a report had '♦•n raadf against me calling for my dismissal." said Mr. Perkins. Tt appears that Mr. Perkins was a member o f the "ir ■'• circle" until he told Newel] that Secretary Ballmer was 100 big a man to bo made "th<- goat." VChm Mr. P«=rkins visited "Washington it 'as tho custom of Mr. Newell to enter tain him at his home at dinner the sight of his arrival, and Chief Engineer ttavU took him to hi- home for dinner next night. Mr. Perkins said he re garded Mr. Newell as one of his best fn»ude and was anxious that he should V retained at the h*»ad of the Reclama ucn Berrke In common with others he the various reports that Secretary Balling*,- intended to get another man I* thip plac<s and every time he saw fe Newell after March 4. i:*»;*, the sub 3*^ *'fts d!Erus!!*»d. On Jun" li, 1903, Mr. Newell wrote a Personal letter to c. J. Blanchard. sta ffc&daa of the Reclamation Service, ask "«that "a hot campaign" be kept up in •*•«:• to any change in the head of *** service This letter.* which »a.' "**jfe<i "confidential." was sent to Mr. j^'fes by Mr. Blanchard with a view to **- ril % kirn urge bis friends in Chicago e-*fle -*fl «ls*:Rh<'rf to bring pressure to bear '* Sectary Ballinger in the interest of ilr Wll." which was offered in evl- contained references to "G. P-" his sugrgostion that the time was r p* for energetic action to save Mr. ■"**elL The witness identified C. P." ** Olffurd pi n ,.}jot. He also read letters *^ d W*Stams received by him from Mr. flarhot inviting him to meet him at the •oa*. of ex-Secretary Garfield. at Mentor, ' 'hio. Meeting at Gar-field's Home. ' ,' >Ir - went to Mentor on July 18, '^. akerc he had a conference with * r - Oarfieid, Mr. Pinchot and Thomas R. Sj • »Pl>, secretary of the National Conser '^ li " Association. He said the purpose fl * Ute conference was to devise ways |" a ' 3 to procure the retention of -*!■ Newell at the head of the Reclama tion Service. Following this conference * T Perkins had many of his Influential •>nds write i^terg indorsing Mr. * Wind telegram and a letter subse £«»=tly written by Mr. Shipp to Mr. *<*i:iiis, saying in effect that Mr. Newell to •'■'• what Mr. pjnchot wanted 3 : " *9 do, w «~re then offered in evidence. * u ?f e vp rtrces intimate that Uie thing tt — — <<Mrtin U *<j M nfth pas*-. - < itv Z H -r SANDY HOOK ROUTE ay o m feun <*ay. May 22nd. Also additio2aJ t . .^.,, ■ rvi«* via Ww Jerwy Central to ** 1JT »a<-lt. Asbury Park, etc.— A<Jv». " *'■''■■ ' ;- • • - (■■.'. ■■■■ ' ■ ■ '■ ' ' . ■ -.' *' "■ ■ - - — — — — I — : Tn-day. ftUr. 1 '• V:— r,,n |,,,,, SENDS 3ABY_BY_MESSENGER Young Man Gone Before Crest fallen Boy Returns. Never again will Max Cassmof. of No 47 East 112 th street, volunteer his ser vices a^ a nurse for a baby. Max is a messenger boy in the Western Union Telegraph Company's office at 72d Street and Columbus avenue. To the office where Max works yesterday evening there cam« a well dressed young man, «ho asked the manager. Mr. Stumpf, whether his company would send a baby by messenger to an address in Harlem. Max Cassmof volunteered. The young man returned at 8:30 o'clock with the baby, a week-old boy and crow ing lustily. Max was told to take it to Mrs. Sarah Jacobs, at Xo. 312 East 126 th street, who was waiting for it. At the house in East 126 th street Max rang the bell, but the woman was not known there. Max rang every bell, with the same result, and he finally called up Mr. Stumpf. who told him to bring it back. The baby was finally taken to the West 68th street station, where the ma tron took charge of it. KILLED IN BASEBALL GAME Lad Fields the Ball After Receiv ing Mortal Injury. Harry Becker, fourteen years old, of Xo. 247 East 146 th street, was killed al most instantly yesterday by a batted ball which struck him in the stomach. He was pitching for the "Young Twilights," and so keen was his baseball instinct that though mortally hurt he picked up the ball ami completed the play, throw ing th" batter out at first base, and then almost immediately died. Becker had not played ball since last year, when he received an injury, also from ■ batted ball, "which prevented his being chosen captain of the Townsend Harris High School team. Andrew Tow art, one of his friends and captain of the "Young Websters." hunted him up yes terday and asked him to make up a "scrub" team. The two nines met on a vacant lot at Gerard avenue and 146 th street. The Bronx. Captain Towart went to bat in the second half .of the first inning, when there were two out an no runs had been scored. Two strikes and three balls were called on Towart. Then Becker pitched a fast ball, and Towart caught it on the end of his bat for a hard line drive. Becker tried to catch the ball, but it slipped through his glove and struck him with practically all its force in the pit of the stomach. Robert Regatta. the umpire, noticed his actions after he picked up the ball and retired the side, and asked if he were hurt. "Xo," said Becker, with an effort to smile, but before Regetta could reach him he had dropped to the ground. Towart was taken a. prisoner to the Alexander avenue station, but Coroner Schwannecke ordered his release. Becker was a son of Henry Becker, a jeweler in Broadway, near Times Square. I'oroner an neck** ordered his release. Becker ■ son of Henry Becker, a jeweler in dway, near Times Square. AMERICAN SAILORS LANDED Force of Bluejackets Will Pre vent Fighting in Biuefields. Bluefields, Nicaragua. May 19.— The United States gunboats Dubuque and Paducah landed ICO bluejackets here to-day to protect American interests in Bluefields and to prevent fighting within the town limits. The American force is prepared for an emergency, having taken ashore several field gun§ and rapid-firers. Washington. May 19.— The steamer Venus, transformed into a warship by President Madriz, which sailed into the harbor of Bluefieldf with the announced purpose of bombarding that place, has disappeared. Captain Gilmer of the United States si ip Paducah, which with, the Dubuque is lying in the harbor of Biuefields, reported the fact to-day to the State Department. The inference .is that General Irias, who commanded the Venus expedition, became disgusted with the notice served upon "him last Tuesday by Captain Gilmer that he would "not" be permitted to bombard BluefieldP and withdrew. M'KINNON'S TRUNKS HELD Boston Officials Not Satisfied with Broker's Explanation. Boston. May 19.— John W. McKinnon. ■ wealthy broker and steamship man of New York. on his arrival from Europe to-day on the Cunard liner Saxonia, failed to declare nine apparently costly dresses belonging to his wife, and Dep uty Surveyor Edgerly ordered the trunks with the goods sent to the Appraiser's stores for examination. Mr. McKinnon was returning with his wife and daugh ter. Miss Dorothy McKinnon. The party brought with them five big trunks and nine smaller pieces of baggage. The curiosity of Customs Inspector Martin Finn was aroused, but Mr. McKinnon gave him to understand that the gowns were bought in this country. Mrs. McKinnon, who had left the pier, was sent for at a downtown hotel. She returned to East Boston, but by that time Edgerly had decided he would not take her statement, but would have ex pert appraisers take a look at the gowns. The deputy declared he was very much dissatisfied with the banker's state ments. John W. McKinnon is a broker, with offices at Ho. 25 Broad street, and living at the Hotel Majestic. He is vice-presi dent of the Assets Realization Company, president of the Wall Street Exchange Building Association and director of the Hudson Navigation Company and the North American Safe Deposit Company. KILLS INCOME ' TAX MEASURE Massachusetts Senate Votes Against Resolution, 23 to 1. Boston. May 19.— The red<-ral income tax resolution was killed in the Senate late to-day by a vote of 23 to 1, and is now dead as far as the Massachusetts Legis lature is concerned. The House killed the resolution" by a vote of lJ^'. to 101 on May i. LOUISIANA AGAINST INCOME TAX. New Orleans May 13.— 1n the Louisiana Assembly to-day the Senate Committee, on Federal Relations adopted >-. resolution re kctinsr the proposed federal income tax MiendiDMit. This action Is generally ae £»nted as at! Indication that Louisiana will decline to ratify the amendment. Hudson Kiv. r Day Line Season Open. All t-u v rail tic&et* bet. N. Ai r*ny accepted. — .\dvu ;:;v\.': NEW-YORK, FRIDAY, >! AY 20, 1910.—] GRAFT INQUIRY IS • 11 GREAT DANGER Senate Committee Surrenders to the Assembly Leaders. Some Believe. COBB'S POWER IN PERIL Hinman and Others Determined Not to Let Real Investiga tion Be Killed Without Struggle. fC> Telegraph to The Tribune. ! Albany, May 19.— Following a hot fght to-day in the Senate, when Senator I Hinman denounced as an attempted fraud the Assembly's draft of the graft hunting resolution, the Senate Finance Committee to-night held a protracted session to consider amendments sug gested to it. At midnight the meeting broke up. Xot a member, from Senator Hill, chairman, and Senator Cobb, the temporary president of the Senate, down to Senatoi- Grady, who was dragged back from a protracted absence to at tend the meeting, would say a word about what occurred. All said they were pledged to silence. It had been expected, in view of Sen ator Coob'a original position on the graft probing, that he would take the lead in restoring the resolution to its original effectiveness. Th»- strange silence which the members of the com mittee preserved to-night was interpreted by those interested in having a real graft hunt as indicating that the com mittee had chosen, for some reason, to surrender, to the Assembly leaders who drafted the emasculated resolution. If that is the case, many legislators pre dict that no investigation worth the name can be held. Whether or not the^lact that Senator Cobb allowed himself to be manoeuvred into a position where he apologized for and defended the Assembly resolution to-day had anything to do with the ac tion of the committee to-night could not be learned. Senate Leadership Challenged. His leadership of the Senate was chal lenged to-day on that and on other issues. He is facing a critical situation en this matter in the Senate, for Senator Hinman and others have determined to fight to the bitter end to have a resolu tion that would permit a real investiga tion, or to let the state know just who In the Legislature was responsible for preventing an investigation of matters vhich the Governor declared were so bad as to cause every decent citizen to blush with shame. Senator Hinman went before the Finance <"ommittee to-night and pointed out to that body in technical form his objections to the resolution. ■ These were that in its present form it provided for an investigation by the graft hunting committee of Industrial, fire and casualty insurance, which would so burden the committee that it could do no' real graft hunting. Also, the resolution compelled charges of corruption to be "verified upon knowledge," which, he held, would result in no charges being made, as only a participant in a corrupt transaction could be in position to verify a charge on knowledge. Various other objections were pointed out. but all were of the same general nature, intended, he main tain' d. so to hamper the 'committee and obscure its real duty — the search for cor ruption and exposure of it — as to render it practically useless. Climax to Subsurface Work. Senator Hinman's denunciation of the Assembly's draft of the graft inquiry resolutions came as a climax to much subsurface work which has been going or. here In the last couple of weeks, ha Tiif Tribune has pointetd out. Republi cans who desire a, genuine and thorough investigation which shall expose graft iind grafters and place the party clean handed before the voters have not been satisfied with the progress of affairs. They hav<- felt that mysterious and prob ai'ly sinister forces were at work en deavoring to prevent a thorough cor ruption hunt, not by open opposition, but by obscuring the issue ami putting obstacles In the way of proper work by the committee. They were ready to light this- out on the floor or in a com mittee at the proper time, but covert attacks in certain newspapers on Sen ator Hinman and on Governor Hughes and Superintendent Hotehkiss, by indi rection, forced the fighting. aVcCfiaatiOOfl that Senator Hinman, as counsel for an insurance company, was conspiruaf to protect the Metropolitan from investigation stung him to a pro teat, filt hough he felt that these attacks trete Inspired by persons desiring to pre vent an investigation of lobbyists and lobbying. He did not mince words in re plying to the.«e charges. He declared that the Assembly had sought in redraft ing the resolution to perpetuate a fraud on the people of the state. He declared that the resolution uas full of jokers, and every item in it had been "monkeyed with." And he declared, with so much emphaaJa that Senator Cobb took it ap parently as a personal matter, that the Senate could not sit«by "like weaklings or act like crooks" and escape just criti cism from the voters for it. Question of Personal Privilege. Senator Hinman rose to a question of personal privilege. He read extracts from a Dunkirk newspaper which in ef fect charged him. Governor Hughe* and Superintendent Hotchkiss of the Insur ance Department with being under the influence of the Metropolitan and en deavoring to protect It from investiga tion. This paper said that Senator Hih- j man was general counsel for the Security Mutual Company, of Binghamton, which company, it aafd, was an Industrial con cern ami for that reason was against an hi\ '-stigation of industrial companies. Governor Hughes, it was said, always had been loath to interfere with the Metropolitan and had rafyaod to investi gate It when counsel for the Armstrong committee. tor Hinman denounced this entire ird on MT.inrt ' Turbine SteamshipH Yal« and Harvard di rect to Boston commencing May "23d. A fascinating route. Sec adv.— A'ivt. LONDON'S MOURNING— A KOREST OF FLAGS AT HALFM^ST. Looking alone the Victoria Embankment from the Savoy Hotel toward St. Paul's. FOUND GUILTY OF SELLING TWO WOMEN Belle Moore Quickly Convicted in "White Slave ?? Traffic Case. "VICTIMS" WERE OF AGE Discussed Terms of Their Pur chase with Agent of Grand Jury, and Were Willing to Go to Seattle. Belle Moore, the negro woman indicted by the Rockefeller grand jury for selling two white giris to an agent of District Attorney Whitman for immoral pur poses, was found guilty in General Ses sions last night and remanded until May Ufj for sentence. Five years or $5,000 fine, or both, is the maximum penalty. The case waa in the jury's hands for two hours and a half, one of which was spent at dinner. Many elements appeared in the evi dence to tone down the sensational story of so-called "white slave" traffic given out by the authorities at the time of Belle Moore's arrest, two weeks ago. The two "females" whom the indict ment charged the defendant with having •placed in the custody" of the special agent, George A. Miller, for transporta tion to a disorderly house in Seattle were the only witnesses for the defence. Their appearance oa the witness stand and their testimony that they were twenty-four and twenty-five years old obliterated the impression that had lingered since Assistant District At torney Reynolds said two weeks ago they were both, under eighteen years old. and that when "bought" by Miller they cried for their Teddy bears and dolls. Not Crying for Their Dolls. Neither of them cried yesterday, but each boldly acknowledged her "profes sion," and told of the negotiations pre ceding their agreement to go to Seattle with Miller and Mrs. Frances Foster, the Radcliffe College graduate who posed daring the investigation as the keeper of a disorderly house in the Western city. Alice Milton, one of the women "sold," testified that she had been summoned to Belle Moore's apartment, nt No. 348 West 41st street, on April 2«> by a white girl named Sallie Isaacs. She said the negro told her a white man wanted two girln to go to Seattle with him. Miller, under the name of Dick Morris, wns in troduced as the man. Miller agreed to give her money and s#e that she was supplied with clothes, and she agreed to go. The next day Alice Milton introduced Miller to Belle Woods, the other girl, in a disorderly house, in West 41st street, of which she. was an inmate. As a mat ter of fact Bellr Woods did not see Belie Moore, she said; until after sh© had seen Miller; but Belle Moore was charged with placing her in ?/liller's custody. These facts were not disputed by the prosecution, and practically con stituted the defence. Miller told of his many visits to Belle Moore's apartment, as did also Mrs. Foster. The latter did not seem em barrassed by her position and told her story of her experiences in clear voice. The cross-examination by Alexander Karlin, of counsel for the defence, which was filled with suggestive by-playa for the benefit of the jury, did not affect her. Mrs. Foster Tells Her Story. She said she called upon Belle Moore and told«her that she wanted a couple of young girls to take West with her and specified that they should be girls who had had no experience in a dis orderly house. Two letters placed in evidence were identified by her. One she. had written to Belle Moore from Atlantic City. In the letter she asked the negro woman to be "a good old sport" and see what she could do in the way of getting the girls. The other letter was signed by Belle Moore and addressed to "Deur Frankie." In It the. defendant said she could not get a certain girl referred to by Mrs. Foster in her letter, but asked her 'to stick it out a day longer," as she had "a good little girl. Lottie," und hoped to get her Mrs. Foster saitl on cross-examination that slie had been married nine years before, but had left her husband a year ago. Objections to a series of questions by the defendant's lawyer, regarding alimony, her means of livelihood, her college career, and about her husband, were sustained by Judge Cram. Mrs. Foster's testimony of visits to Tenderloin < ;. f.-.s with Miiier and Belle tontinurd on third page. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. r case t»f 6 ahlta> stoppered Lutties — Advu FOURTEEN PAGES, THE GERMAN EMPEROR AND KING EDWARD YACHTING. The Kai=er knelt at the side of his uncle's coffin in Westminster Hall yesterday and offered a silent prayer. BUGHER fflV QUIT TO DAY Slighted by Reduction in Rank, Resignation Is Looked For, PUT IN CHARGE OF BROOKLYN Mayor Defers to Baker, Lon£ at Odds with Deputy, in Allow ing Humiliation. Frederick H. Bugher was reduced in j rank yesterday from First Deputy to , Second Deputy Tolice Commissioner, and i sent from Manhattan to take charge of ? the headquarters in Brooklyn. As a re sult it was believed last night that he would resign to-day. Commissioner ; Baker and Mr. Bugher came to the part ying of the. ways some time ago, and | since then their relations have been so I strained that the work of the depart : meat has suffered. In the opinion of I those conversant with it. Confronted with the necessity of sep ■ arating the two men, the Mayor de | cided that it would be best to have Mr. i Bugher go to Brooklyn. It was not i necessary, however, to reduce him in i rank, because the First Deputy has fre- I quently been stationed there, notably in i the case of Commissioner Baker him self when he was under Commissioner Bingham. Before that First Deputj • 'ommissioner o'Keeffe. whose place he took, was in charge In Brooklyn. F. H. E. Ebstein, under Commissioner Greene, I was also in Brooklyn as First Deputy. Commissioner Baker, however, per euaded the Mayor ft -would be well to j have the First Deputy with him at Head quarters. So Second Deputy Commis i sioner Kirby has been made First Dep uty. The arrangement provides that Louis EL Reynolds, Fourth Deputy Com missioner, who has been in charge in Brooklyn since the first of the year, is j to come to Manhattan to take charge of ) the Bureau of Supplies and Repairs. Mr. Bugher got an inkling of what whs coming on Wednesday and tried to see the Mayor, but went away after waiting some time Yesterday, how ever, Mr. Bugher had an extended talk with the Mayor. It is said that he told him frankly that he did not relish the reduction in rank and stood ready to hand in his resignation at once. The Mayor tried to persuade him to remain, and Mr. Bugher yielded to the extent of saying that he would think about the matter over night. It waa . pointed out to Mr. Bugner that the post ' in Brooklyn was one of great reeponsi- j bility: that the salary of Second Deputy I was the same as that of the First Dep uty — it was raised to $;»»,0110 recently — and that the questfon of rank was merely nominal. Mr Bugher, who cares not a fig for the salary, but does think a good deal of the prestige which rank gives, could not see the matter in the same light as the Mayor. He knows of ways in which the Commissioner can limit the scope of his activities if he choses so to do. Commissioner Baker has been anxious to get Mr. Bugher out of the depart ment, but the Mayor has had a high opinion of him and has w-anted him to remain. The Mayor, however, has de ferred to the wishes of the < ommis- Bianer, and there seems to be little doubt tluit Mr. Bugher will not submit to the blight. Mr. Bugher has been in the depart ment since 1906! when he became secre tary to Deputy Commissioner M<\Avoy. Within a few months he was made Sec ond D-puty by Commissioner Bingham and placed \n charge of the traffic ■quad, which he developed to its pres ent degree of afocteacy. One of the things that cut iiim most was when Commissioner Baker took the traffic squad «>ut of his control a month or so ago. Then the Commissioner made him vacate the office next to his own and (n- Mall-Mi. Mr. Klrby. ■ Additional Train* to Asbury Park, Ijoiir- Branch and Point Pleasant, Pennsyl vania Railroad. » May. 22. parlor car NT vice. Neil lime tables ready May "-'<». — AUvt. ••* PRICE ONE CENT NEW KING SMS WORN Pressure of Public Business Telling on British Monarch. 400,000 AT WESTMINSTER Funeral of King Edward Prom ises To Be More Brilliant than That of Queen Victoria. [By Cable to Thr Tribunal London. May 19.— The lyine; in stat* or King Edward dosed to-night withou' a renewal of the disorderly scenes of the previous night. Recruits for the crowd ed lines -were warned off by the after certain hours, and the queu-. aft«r stretching over a circuit of four shrank steadily as the hour^f io oViook approached. Xot more than a few scores of belated stragglers were shut out whep the doors of St. Stephens's were closed for the night Revised estimates made 1 the number of those who passed the royal bier more than four hundred thousand, a wonderful r tribute to King Edward's memory. The German EmperOr, in addition to visiting Westminster Hall and displaying ; much emotion, has renewed his acquaint ance with Mr. Roosevelt, who had a long talk with him during the afternoon. King George entertained the royal guests and other representatives of for eign nations at a quiet dinner in Buck ingham Palace to-night. He is shewing signs of exhaustion from the continuous pressure of public work. Both Mrs Roosevelt and Mrs. Reid will be in St. Georges Chapel to-morrow for the funeral service, with the special am bassador and Ambassador Reid. Mrs. Nicholas Longworth also will be present. The funeral pageant promises to be more brilliant in coloring and more Im pressive in stately splendor than the i funeral of Que^n Victoria. The proces alee wil] be more than a mil* in length and the cavalcade of kings and princes unprecedented. London. May 20 .;, a. m.».— A brief thun derstorm occurred during the night, but notwithstanding a disagreeable wetting many hundreds kept a night-long vi^il in the streets along the line of the route, which has been throughout a scene of bus tle, workmen putting the finishing touches on the decorations of the stands. The morrunK broke bright and clear, with every promise of most favorable conditions for the sad pageant. Already the under ground trains, the trams and the 'buaea have started to brtnsr thousands into the city. Most of the seats will he taken up by 8 o'clock, when the police will stop all vehicular traffic along the route of the procession. MANY KINGS IN LONDON Eight Crowned Heads Guests at Buckingham Palace. [By The Associated Presa. ) London, May 13.— Nine crowned heads of Europe and several heirs to thrones sat down In Buckingham Palace to-night at a dinner which King George gave to all his eminent guests assembled in London for the- funeral of King Edward to-mor row. After the dinner the members of all the suites were introduced to the King. The monarch*, who wera the guests of King George and who will follow the body of King Edward to Windsor to-morrow, are the German Emperor. George of Greece, Albert of Belgium. Ferdinand of Bulgaria. Alfonso of Spain. Manuel of Portugal. Haakon of Norway and Frederick of Den mark. It is noteworthy that, though the pres ence of so ni.-ti.y rulers and princes must necessarily throw a great sense of respon sibility upon the authorities and the police, all move about quite free'y and no word is heard in the press or In public places of any apprehension of untoward incidents. London to-day tilled rapidly with people from" the provinces and foreigners. The whole line- of the- funeral route- has been from early morn until late at night a surg ing mass of people, viewing the final prep . .-..■ m ;-■ on fourth lmii BALTIMORE & OHIO R. R. X 31.90 N. Y. to St. Louis and return June 3 to 6. ticket* .good returning until June m. TV. I oSicea: <3r& 1300 B'way. 6Astorllouse. A-lvt *>. > In City of »w York. Jcr*ry City »iwl Hobokea. ELSEWHERE TWO CEXT*. SCIENTISTS PUZZLED By THE CCIT'S It Has It Passed. Is It Passing, or Will It Pass? Questions. SOLAR SPEC- ."' OBSERVED Excites Yerkes Observer*, Wk* Saw Comet in East Whe» It Was Supposed To Be in West. At 3 o'clock this morning the aaaaam ; sky, above the murkinass of the lower ! level, was brilliantly illuminated by a great arc-shaped streamer of light that stretched about 15 degrees above the horizon froi north to south, covering the whole horizon. The light resembled : a great aurora borealis in many respects, but the flashes were lateral rather than vertical, as in the northern phenomenon, ! and the illumination was perhaps a trifle | less brilliant. The effect as seen from the roof of the Tribune Building was extraordinary, ' and. while it is compared, roughly, to I the northern lights, so called, it was ! quite unlike that display. The stars were I plainly visible, but there was a good deal i of haze, and in the southwest a few filmy clouds were visible. The phenomenon was clearly defined in its limits, much as is a searchlight on a cloudy night, but the streamer of light was far too great ; in volume to be a searchlight. Williams Bay. Wis.. May 13.— Follow ing closely on the wholly unexpected as tronomical condition that prevailed early to-day, when the tail of Halley's comet was plainly seen in the east, astronomers at th« Yerkes Observatory were further bewildered to-day by a startling appari tion across the face of the sun at noon, A broad spectrum of light, extending across and a considerable distance to each side of the sun. challenged the at teiltion of the vigilant but weary ob servers. • For the second time in a dozen hours the congregated scientists are greatly •■> cited. Professor E. B. Frost, who first sight ed the phenomenon, declared that he had never before witnessed it* like. Profes sor E. E. Barnard said the same The spectrum at once became a topic of overmastering interest and conjecture. Enormous sun spots seen on Wednesday afternoon, followed by brilliant display* of northern lights last night and these in turn succeeded by varied reports of fiery streamers shooting across the* horizon to the southwest, had been passed by th-» .astronoirers as having absolutely no di ,rect connection with the comet. But th«* spectrum was another story. "Although I cannot advance an opinion at this time : " Mad Professor Frost. "I can see bo other cause but the comet for th«» appearance of the spectrum."" He be lieved that the two were related in somr unexplained manner. The passage. of the parth through th* tail of the comet, delayed ■ day in it schedule, is believed to be taking place to-night, although early observations dirt not give positive proof of, this. Such eminent astronomers as Prof.-<» sor S. A. Mitchell, of Columbia Univer sity. New York: Professor Edwin B. Frost, head of the Tesfcaa Observatory staff, and Professor Edward Barnard, of the University of Chicago, agree that th» glow of light they saw in the east this morning was the comet's tail. Xo ade quate explanation, however, is forthcom ing. Professor Mitchell. Professor Frost and Professor Barnard say that any of the following three explanations may be right: pi r? tt — The curvature of the comet's tall first discovered ant! noted by Professor Barnard on Tuesday night may have de veloped to a wholly unexpected degree. w*hlle the head of the"cbmet has passed the earth on schedule. Second— Like Borelli's comet of 1903. Halley's comet may have ceased its tall making activity, cutting off the glowtn# fan that is now puzzling the scientists. Third — is possible that all calcula tions are wrong and that the comet ham not yet passed the earth. As nearly as could be computed, th" period of the appearance of the cornet'?! tail in the east extended from 20:3'» o'clock Wednesday night to 3:20 cloHc this morning. It was atill plainly visiht* at a time when the astronomers wer* confident th* earth would have passed completely through th*» tail. ROTATES, SAYS HARVARD Bessell Theory of Comets' Tail* Revived. Cambridge. Mass.. May 19.-The- report that the tail of Halter's comet was sighted last night in the #ast by three well knew* astronomers, despite the fact that the end was and probably did pass between the earth and the sun late last night, was re ceive<l with much interest but no great surprise by the astronomers at the Har vard Observatory. The Harvard explanation, of the phenom enon is that the tail is lagging far behind tne head of the «-omet. They say the re port, tends to confirm the theory first evolved by Bessell when Halley's cornet appeared in 1836. that the tail rotates. This theory of the rotation of the tail of a rom*t has been under discussion for many years. It was thought to be notice able in Moorehead'i« corset of last year. It mear.s thai the tail of the comet changes its position or inclination according to its position relative to the plane of the earth's elliptic. When told about <£ he spectrum observed at the Yerkes Observatory. Professor E. C, Fickerlns said to-ni^ht that the only possible explanation of the phenomenon that he could offer was that the spectrum might have been caused by th* presence of the comet's mil between the sun and the earth. "The comet presumably having parsed the sun. its tail, lagglns far behind, xaar still have been between us and the sun. and this might possibly account for the spec trum." he .said. "It is, however, a very extraordinary thing. Professor Frost is an excellent authority, and I have full confi dence in hi* opinions. 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