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The Herald has the largest morning home drenlatios, and prints all the news of the world each day, in addition to many exclusive features.' WEATHER .FORECAST. Fair andJwrrner; to-day;-, fr? morrow, probably unsettled. WASHINGTON. T. 0.. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 18. i912.--FORTX-EIGHT PAGES. NO. 1961. FIVE CENTS. AS PROGRESSIVE S Badical .Republicans Await Word 'from Boose?elt Next Wednesday. NEW8 IS ENCODfiAGrING All Headquarters Give Out State meats Showing Conditions. Satisfactory. Roosevelt progressives are- In an ex pectant attitude, waiting for the speech which Col Roosevelt Is to make before the constitutional convention at Colum bus, Ohio, on February .a. The colonel has told them that he will not make any reply to the communication addressed to him by eight governors or to the invita tion extended by numerous visitors to the Outlook office until after- he has spoken at Columbus. Many of the progressives are looking forward to the Columbus speech as sort of Presidential pacemaker. There Is some curiosity here to know just what CoL Roosevelt will say to the men en gaged In the work of molding a. new constitution for the State of Ohio. He could talk of the Initiative, referendum. and recall and other cardinal principles In the progressive creed. He Is expected to give his views on popular government, and the progressives are waiting to note the effect of this speech on the country. Immediately after the speech CoL Roose velt will give his answer to the gov ernors. La Folletle Not Feared. The progressives say they are hear ing some news that Is encouraging-. Tor example, they had pleasing news from Nebraska yesterday. They feel very certain that Roosevelt will carry the State. They have been worried ot er the prospect that Senator La Fol lette might put their machinery out t gear in that State. The La Follette followers show the same disposition In Nebraska to rebel against the Roose velt moement that they are exhibiting in other localities, but they have been counted and are said to be not suffi cient!) numerous to Interfere with the local Roosevelt movement. James R. GarSeld Is" the latest can didate for the Republican nomination for President, and Is being groomed for the Job by no leBS a person than Theo- s"l.J "'.".,: .: .r' "-."J "'f?koaded to prison and to secure Indict- -... ..,;.., . ;iire niii sums m rounds Jlmmle " as he was affection atel known during the Roosevelt ad ministration, was Commissioner of Corporations, Secretary of the Interior, a member of the famous "tennis" Cab inet, and Rooseelt's fair-hatred boy in general Garfield Looms tp. Now. certain anti-Roosevelt politicians claim to hae discovered that the efforts of the colonel in stirring up antl-Taft sentiment were not for his own personal benefit, but to get control of delegates to tnrow uartleld at the convention Th-y even use this as a reason for th enmity shown toward Taft by the Re- Continued on Pace 3, Column 3. REPUBLIC'S FUTURE LOOKS VERY BAD Shanghai. cb 17 With Yuan Shlh Kai endeavoring to sidestep his recent election to the post of President of the Chinese republic and serious disturb ances reported In the north, affairs In China to-day took a turn that Is regard ed here as far from promising for the future welfare of the nation. Chinas unsettled state became known through two telegrams from President Tuan, one to Minister of War Huang Sing requesting the immediate dispatch of troops to the north to assist In quell ing disturbances in Manchuria, the other to Minister of Justice Wu Ting-fang be seeching him to secure the election of Dr Sun to the Presidency In his tele gram urging Dr. Sun's election. Presi dent Yuang sajs. "I am unable to control the Involved situation In China because of my Im paired health, and now that the re public Is established. I feel that my duty Is done The post of President would only lead to my ruin and I ask your aid in securing the election of Dr. Sun to that post" Gen. Homer Lea, who has been seri ously HI, has taken a turn for the bet ter and may fully recover. Dr. Wu Ting-fang and Tang Shao XI have been chosen by the republicans to lepresent the new govenment In the matter of Inviting Yuan Shlh Kal to go to Nankin to assume the role of the first President of the new China, ac- ordlng to advices received yesterday from Rear AdmlraL Murdock, command ing tbo Asiatic fleet, now in Chinese waters. Ocean Rate Wr Com In jr. Sew Tork, Feb. 17. The announcement that the Allan Line Intends to start Canadian service from PlymoutbVra April 13 Is looked upon In shipping circles here as a counter move against the Cunard Company's operation of a line from Lon don and Southampton to Canada. It Is expected that there, will be a rate war this spring- betw een this company and the White Star and Cunard and the Cana clan Northern lines. George Fuller Golden Dies. L s Angeles. Cat, Feb. 17. George Ful ler Golden, the well known author tt monologue, vaudeville sketches, and also with some fame aa a poet, died here to day nfter a long Illness. He was the founder and the first chief of the "White Rats,' the well known theatrical organ ization Golden had the best record of any American actor on the English stage, and was twice called before the King and Queen. He leaves a widow and four children. S1.23 Baltimore and Return. Baltimore and Ohio, Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to return, until 9 -a. m. train Monday. All trains, both ways. Including the Royal Limited. THREATENS Bid STRIKE. It Will Be Nation-wide, Sara Union Official. Faducalt, Ky., 'Feb. 17. "A. nation-wide strike of railroad employes will be con sidered st a meeting ct labor leaders and committeemen of organizations of the -various railroads at a meeting to be hfM In Ynmtan. Cltv Mrrh 4 If nnth. lng can be accomplished at a meeting ot leaders to be held In Kansas City, Feb ruary 3V said J. W, Kline, or Chicago, president ot the Brotherhood of Ralload isiacksmltba and Helpes and chairman of general presidents, to-day. "I can speak only for my men." said Mr. Kline, "but 90 per cent of black smiths favor walking out. The Harri man strike must not be lost." Mr. Kline accused Gov. Brewer, of (Jackson. Miss., of attempting 'to play pclltlcs to effect a settlement ot the strike. HAY INVOLVE BAR IN BRANDT CASE lawyers Are PuDlicly'Charged with Sending Valet to Prison and Seeping Him There. New Tork, Feb. 17. In addition to ihe several separate actions now engaging the authorities and Influential private Inter ests in an attempt to lay bare the scan dal connected with the sentence of thirty years imposed upon Folka E. Brandt. Mortimer L. Schlffa discharged valet, leading members of the Stat Bar Asso ciation to-day demanded an Investigation of some of their prominent colleagues. who are publicly accused of getting young Brandt In prison and keeping- hk there. They have determined that ac tion must not be delayed later than Jus tice Gerard's decision on the habeas corpus writ ued out for Brandt, which will be handed down Monday. Coincident with this came the Informa tion that Howard S. Gans, counsel for Schlff. had engaged Louis Marshall, of Guggenheim, Marshall & "Untermyer. as assistant counsel with DeLancey NlcoU to look out foi his Interests. Mr. Gans reiterated to-day that he needed no Im munity and would not accept. District Attorney Whitman to-day be gan a thorough Investigation of the re port that threu of the letters taken .from the room of Brandt were In the pos session of Howard S. Gans, and a fourth In Mr. SchlfTs possession. The district attorney holds that the seizure of these letters was Illegal, in mat iney were secured wtbout a warrant. Also, cer tain of the letters and papers found, which should have been turned over to the police, were turned over to Morti mer L. Schlff or his representatives. Definite developments In the case are now suspended pending the decision on the habeas corpus writ, wnicn in to be handed down Monday. Commissioner Hand, named by Gov. Dix- to Investigate Jh$ whole affair, will begin his work xoesaa. ana in toe nie&aunie, uia dis trict attorney and the grand Jury are concerned chiefly with Mr Whitman's attempt to show that Brandt was rall- ,,. ...t ,h Tvrnn- ri moo. is against the persons responsible for tb amazing miscarriage of justice. PURCHASES SITE FOR NEW BUILDING Young Women's Christian Associa tion Becomes Owner of Valu able Downtown Property. The sale of property at the southeast corner of Thirteenth and I streets north west to the Young Woman's Christian Association as a site for a magnificent new home for the organization, was an nounced esterday by Edmund K. Fox, of the A. F. Fox Company The price paid for the property Is said to have been about S103.000. The purchase was consummated after several months of negotiations, in which many prominent downtown corners have been considered. The property Includes certain lots in square 26, and the premises known as 1$-1S-1J30-1SM2M I street northwest. and S19-K1-K3 Thirteenth street north west. These properties have a frontage on I street of 106U feet and a frontage on Thirteenth street of 115 feet, and the Im provements consist of brick and frame dwellings which were erected many years ago. The Young Women's Christian Associa tion have for many years been In serious need of a good building to house the great work which they are carrying on among the women of this city and the board of managers have been striving hard tb find a location suitable tor their home. Jn many cas's the owners wanted tool arge a price and In other locations the surroundings were not adapted for a building o fthls kind. The president of the association states that within a short time tbey will start a whirlwind campaign o raise the money for their new building, wnicn will be from seven to nine stories high, and will contain ell the necessary rooms for the work of the association. There will also be a cafe, gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, reading rooms, educational class rooms, and two Hundred or more rooms which can be occupied at a reasonable figure b ythe young women of the city or by transients who -visit vvasmngton so frequently and desire these accommo dations. This city nas long Deen in need of such a building for this purpose as many strangers who -visit the city for sightseeing. &c. write tor accoxnmoaa- tions of this class and as most of the other cities of the country possess such a home. It has now been found essential to establish sucii in vvasnington. URGE HOMEBULE TOR ISLES. London, Feb. 17- At a great Liberal homo rule demonstration In Trafalgar Square to-day, demands were made for home rule for scouana ana waies as well as Ireland, and It was freely pre dicted that If the Irish home-rule bill became n fact. England would make friends with thoucands ot men who have helted to make the United States, thus making possible a closer and Invincible relationship between Great Britain and America. "W. G..C. Gladstone and other members of Parliament addressed the audience, which was so vast that speakers talked from seven different platforms, that all might heat. S40.2I 1a California. Arizona, New -Mexico, Mexico. Tourist weeper, personally conducted, without change. Berth. J9. Washington-Sunset Route. A. J. PcstOn, Q. A., 9(5 F, 70S 15th. WASH ARMY LINEN "AND AIR FEUDS1 Ainsworth Is Haled Jtefore Committeo on War Expenditures. RAY CASE lIIi0R ITEM Wood and Edwards Will Be Asked to Aid in "Spring Clean-up.",' A subpoena tor MaJ. Gen. Fred C Ainsworth, who was removed from the office ot Adjutant General of the army on Thursday by Secretary of War Stlm son and by the President's direction, was Issued yesterday by the House Committee on Expenditures In the War Department. The subpoena Is returnable at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Although It was stated at the commit tee headquarters that the subpoena tor Gen. Ainsworth had been Issued In con nection with the case ot Ma, Beecher B. Ray, of the array pay corps, who. It Is alleged, was saved from court-martial by President Taft on three separate occa sions, because of his political work In the 1903 campaign. It Is known that tho committee has much more than this in mind. As a matter of fact, the Ains worth case, the row between the line and staff of the army, the use ot the army as a political machine, and the personal feuds that are said to threaten the effi ciency of the military organization will all be thoroughly probed. Will Subpoena Wood. To-morrow, It Is unde.stood, additional subpoenas will be Issued for MaJ. Gen. Wood, Chief of Staff of the army, and for Gen. Clarence R. Edwards, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War Department, and one of the President's closest friends. At a meeting ot the Committee on Expenditures In the War Department yesterday the decision to Issue these subpoenas was reached. The chairman and members ot the committee seemed to feel that while the War Department may regard the Ainsworth case as dosed by the acceptance of that officer's ap plication for retirement, this view does not extend toy Congress. Consequently. It Is proposed to examine thoroughly Into the whole matter, many members of the House who are not members of the com mittee and who are not familiar with the details of the departmental row express ing the belief that there should be a general washing ot dirty army linen, a thorough airing of army feuds, and a real spring hoosecleanlng. Members of the committee are confi dent that with Gens. Ainsworth and Wood appearing before them, that real light will be thrown for the first time upon the personal differences between these two distinguished officers, both of whom rose from itry humble positions to eminence In the army, and that the line and staff fight will also be thor oughly ventilated. Things quieted down a bit yesterday at the War Department Gen. Wood notified nit the officers who were re quested Friday and the day before to serve on the Ainsworth court-martial that their services will not now be needed. All of the officers slated for membership on the court are on the re tired list. I'nier the law a retired offi cer cannot be compelled to serve on active duty except In time of war. Ac cordingly It was first necessary to ask them whether they were willing to serve before Issuing the formal order. Only twelve officers were required by the court, but about two dozen living in Washington and elsewhere throughout the country were asked. In order. In case some declined, there would be no delay In assembling the court. It had been de cided to convene the court at Fort Mver March 5. The necessary orders would have been issued yesterday had Gen Ainsworth not applied for retirement. Is "on Probation." .It was explained officially yesterday that while the President granted the re tirement with the understanding there would be no further disciplinary action taken oh the official conduct of Gen. Ainsworth up to the date of his retire ment, that did not In any way preclude the possibility of a court-martial In case these or similar offenses should be re peated. Gen. Ainsworth has been given to understand that he Is on probation. and being no longer an official of the War Department, he Is barred by the regulations from having any dealings whatever with members of Congress In the Interest of legislation, except by permission of the Secretary of War. This does not preclude Gen. Ainswonth answering any questions put to him on the stand by any congress committee. Secretary Stlmson stated yecterday that no successor to Gen. Ainsworth would be appointed for some time. The order retiring Gen. Ainsworth, by direction of the President, was rormaliy published to the service yesterday. The letter of Secretary Stlmson-to Gen. Alns- worm, dismissing mm irom nis omce. will be recognized as, a reprimand, and win stand as sucn upon nis recora. Representative Watklns. of Louisiana. yesterday Introduced a resolution calling for all correspondence n tho Ainsworth case. The Representative desires sent to Congress all Communications, memo randa, and Indorsements to which the letter of Secretary or war stlmson de posing the Adjutant General had refer ence: In his resolution. Mr. Watklns de clared that Inasmuch as the Secretary's communication was read before Con gress; justice demands that -the entire correspondence be heard by Jts members. Dlctoerrnph In TJnlon'a Office. Indianapolis, Feb. 17. A dictograph In the off.ee ot President Rvan. ot the Strustural Iron Workers' Union with con nections leading to a room on the floor below was discovered this afternoon. The alctograph has been In .operation foe several months without me Knowledge ot the occupants, and It Is said nearly every conversation that has taken place there has . been recorded by stenogra phers In the room below, thus furnishing a great mass ot evidence for the Burns detective agency. Best Service to California. KnriMri ,- tAnrisL. Latter neraonallr conducted five times weekly without change. Berth. J9, Washington-Sunset Route. A. J. FostoQ. 9C8 J" tU, 7 IStb at. ' - ' - ' '- '''. - sail- sj fi .a V&Wh 4fllW I Strike." BANKER IS INJURED LIFTING CURRENCY President Sample, of Citizens Sav ings, laid Up with Wrenched Back from Odd-Accident His back wrenched as the result of having lifted a heavy bundleot cur rency, James A. Sample, casltfer of the United State Treasury and president of the Citizens Savings Bank of this city. Is confined to his bed under the care ot a physician. Although Mr. Sample's In jury Is not regarded as serious. It will be several days before he wlU be able to resume his duties. Mr. Sample Injured himself while at work In the currency vaults of the Treas ury Thursday. He was .making an In ventory of a number of bundles of cur rency In a small balcony In one of the vaults. In order to examine the bun dles. It was necessary Xo move the ma jority of them to different positions In the balcony. Mr. Sample had lifted several large packages of currency, when he came across one that was somewhat larger than the rest. In lifting the package. Mr Sample In some way wrenched his back, and he dropped the huge bundlo from his hands. Tho Injury was quite painful, and he realized that It would be impossible for him to continue his ex amination of the currency. Later In the day the pain Increased to such an ex tent that It became necessary to take him to his home. His family physician was summoned, and Mr. Sample Immediately took to bis bed. Tester-day Bettor R. waters, treasurer of the Citizens Savings Bank, said that Mr. Samples condition was- much Im proved, and that It was thought his In juries were only temporary. He said Mr. Sample hoped to be aoie to resume his duties In a few days. ALS0FS BRIDE TOO BUSY IN SHOPPING New York, Feb. 17, Mrs. Edward B. Alsop, the ninetcen-j ear-old bride of the seventy-flve-y ear-old millionaire, is too busy shopping and receiving congratula tions In New York to start on her wed ding tour to tho South. She and her hus band Intend to leave for Jamaica or the Bermuda Islands, however, within a day or two. Mr. Alsop said that after a Drier trip somewhere In the South they would re turn to Washington, which will be their futuns residence. TO STOP STRIKERS SENDING AWAY TOTS Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 17. Following the departure to-day for New York of 100 children of strikers. In their cam paign for sympathy. Col. E. L Sweetser, In command of the militia here notified William Yates, of the Industrial Work ers of the World, that the sending away of children In tho future would be pro hibited unless the parents expressed their consent to the satisfaction of the military authorities. In a statement to night CoL '8weetset; said": "The strike leaders collected a lot of children, -many of them under five ars ot age .and sent them to New York and other cities like a lot of animals for the purpose of collecting money and for no other reason. It was a most inhuman thine to do. I do not bIieve the oar? ents of these children want this done, or I have reports that In some cases they are Intimidated into letting tneir chil dren go and some of these little ones are not the children of strikers." Cnranlete rejection of every demand made by the Central Labor Union to the textile mill owner Is contained In the final answer of the mill men, sent to the general union committee this aft ernoon. Annbuneemeftf. f Tla-. Thea-ter. Licensed Pictures. I Empress Theater, Independent Pictures. I LooKumover. ' WOMAN HELD AS MURDER WITNESS After a three-day search the police labt night took Into custody. Delia Schools, a colored woman living at 340 E street southwest. In connection with the murder of San HIng, who was found In his shop In Fourteenth street last. week. She Is held at the Fourth precinct station as a witness In the case. STRIKE SITUATION IS GROWING WORSE Crisis Will Soon Be Beached in the British Coal Mine Trouble. Government May Intervene. London. Feb. 17. The situation In the British coal trade reached an acute stage to-day when a rush for Insurance by the colliery owners sent the rate at Lloyds against a national strike up to SI'.i per cent. The owners are Insuring their resi dences as well as their mining properties. Up to tc-nlght more than $00,000 miners had handed In their notices to quit work February 3, and the remainder, which number about 30,000, will take similar action on Monday. The government Intimated to-day that It would take the crisis In hand early next wek, but wnat action the authori ties contemplate taking Is largely a mat ter of conjecture. The well-informed Pall Mall Gazette expresec the opinion that the governments efforts will be directed along lines similar to those pursued in the recent railroad strike and that a royel commission ot ten will be appointed to Inquire Into the minimum wage question on the condition that the men remain at work, pending the findings of such a commission. Sir George Asqulth. bead of the gov ernment board of trade, who" has been successful In the past In mediating labor disputes, took a pessimistic view to-day of the situation. It Is estimated that a supply of coal sufficient to last only two weeks Is now In stock. Attempts will be made to land Imported coal, but this will be occotn Pllshed only with the greatest difficulty. The Federation of National Transport Workers has pledged Itself not to handle "blackleg" coal, and similar action will likely be taken by other unions whose members are engaged In the handling ot Imported fuel. Statisticians figure that the strike will cost (he nation upnard of 11500,000 dally and grow costlier as It progresses. This stupendous sum include the Ios in wages to 1,000,000 men and losses In profits to railroads, coal companies, and Industrial enterprises, which will be compelled to suspend on account of lack of fuel. PLAN IS TO REDUCE HIGH LIVING COST MaJ. Henry Leonard. U. & M. O. ot GK D street southeast, according to dis patches received from Albany, N. 1.. Is one ot the directors In the Army end. fNavy Co-operatrre Company, Incorporated in that city yesterday. The board oi directors of the company Includes a num ber of army and navy officer! among whom are Rear Admlra Adolph Marls, MaJ. Gen. Charles F. Roe. and CoL William Graves. Bates, of New York City; Lieut. CoL Cyru Radford, of Philadel phia', and Commander Luke McNamee, of Brooklyn. The purpose ot the corporation, which Is capitalized at JWO.OCO. Is to reduce, the cost of living by conducting- a general mercantile and manufacturing business and selllns the products at the lowest possible remunerative rates. The main offices of the company win he located, n NeWburgh, ?S. Y. It has mi oeen seuieq wuen tue 1-uiiHim.iua will open a branch office In Washington. When it does. It Is probable that MaJ. JJc'onariL'will be Ji chargf. Pal Stait- Miami and f?nha via Atlantic rvuutt Llni. Leava 7 ID u. m. All - steel, electric-lighted Pullmans. Su- '.perlor roadway, Hl New York ave. nw.- PRESIDENT HADLEK GIVES 'PHONE TALK Tale Head at Hew Haven Addresses Chicago Alumni at Banquet 1,000 Miles Away. New Haven. Conn., Feb. 17. Sitting In the library of his Whitney avenue hanK, President Hadley, of Yale, talked LOOO miles by 'phono to-night to the Yale alumni In Chlcijo. assembled for their annual.-banquet. A telephone extension waaplaod at the plate of each diner. President Hadley invited several family guests to Ills home to hear him make his record-breaking long-distance speech. He said- "Mr. President and Yale men of Chi cago: For j ears we have been told that the great need of Yale was to keep In touch with all sections ot tha country. rand particularly with the West. How Yale was to do this no one has told us; no one until to-day. when the committee of Chicago alumni said the word and It was done. "I see no limit to the effects of this In novation. Looking at the situation as a member of the Yale faculty, I wonder whether It Is going to revolutionize the organization of colleges of the country For what can be done with graduates may also be done with undergraduates. Are w e to have a Chicago section of Yale all listening to the same lectures hun dreds' of miles apart Will the- offices of our deans and directors become mere cen tral telephone exchanges? "And there Is another aspect to this whole matter As a semi-professional after-dinner speaker. I am impressed with the grave consequences which this new style of orator' Involves. Whether Its net result will be good or bad I do not venture to predict. It will do the speaker gocd by relieving him of the railroad Journc) It will do him harm by compelling him to speak without having the pleasure ot seeing his audience In return, and It may expose him to the necessity of hav ing to make sev era! after-dinner speeches In the same evening a burden which custom has hitherto Imposed only on the president of the United States. Formerly, when I said I had promised to speak to the alumni of Chicago on Saturday, It was an Indisputable reason against trying to speak to the alumni of WHkesbarre on the same levenlng. and a strong prima facie reason against try ing to speak to the alumni of Washing ton on the evening before. "Now. I see no limit to the demands upon the speaker, and no answer which will be conclusive both from his stand point and from that of the committee that Invites him, except the plain, un varnished statement. "I have run out ot Ideas. " ATLANTIC CITY MAY GET CONCRMlTWALK Atlantic CltJvN j, fb. u.-pians are beginning to'taKe shape to raze the present Boardwalk deck and supplant It with a nytxlem and architecturally beau tiful concrete walk, similar' to the one at Brighton, England. Engineer J. W. Howard, of New York, son of the late Gen.O. O. Howard, has been In con sultation with a committee ot the city council, but no definite plans- have been submitted as yet. nor even an approxi mate estimate given ot the aggregate cost. The -work. It started, will be done grad ually and in sections, Tmd the construc tion of the seven miles of new promenade will consume a period of years. AVIATOR J1 AT.T.S SIXTY PEET. William -Half, CnuKbt In Air Hole, Is Badly Injured. San Francisco, Feb. 17. Wlllfam Hoff, a San Francisco aviator, fell sixty feet with, his aeroplane this afternoon at the Emeryville aviation meeting and sus tained injuries that may result fatally. Hoff was competing In the all-nations event with Parmalee and Lincoln Bcachy when his machine, which was in tha rer, was caught In an air hole and over turned, dashing, him to the ground. Tils bodv vran burled under the wreck age, and In addition to a broken leg and severe cuts about the head and body tied sustained iniernni injuries, lion was formerly mechanic for Eugene "Ely. the Oakland, blrdmariv who was killed last fan. Largest Horning Circulation. FI OF HOT BLAZES MERRILY EB PresidentTaft, Ambassadors, and Distinguished Guests Enjoy tho Evaning; COMIC COURT OP HONOfi' A Presidential Steeplechase, Bur lesque on "BobinNHoc-d," and Other Features. Every Presidential candidate was a. tar-' get last, night, and the members of th Grldiroii Club were the sharpshooters. How the bullets whistled! And every once In a while there came a heavy shell that plowed ita way right through tho ranks of tho would-be nominees. It was a merry war. Nobody was se riously hurt, and Inasmuch aa there was much laughter and no tears. It wra the kind of war that President Taft, ardent advocate of peace, heartily enjoyed. A lew scattering shots must have reached. Oyster Bay, for Roosevelt's name was quite frequently and Irreverently men tioned. Even Henry Watterson. in far oft Florida, probably heard the detona tions of the burlesque court of honor and wondered who had pulled a gun. And Harmon and Wilson and Champ Clark: and all the rest of the Presidential bunch were not forgotten. It was In the very nature of things, with much political excitement in th air. that the skits and comedies and songs and shafts of wit which enlivened "" the evening should haVw all centered around the approaching campaign. Tho Gridiron Club does not wait for things to happen. It plunges ahead and pic tures things as they ought to be. Where fore, read and be enlightened. Dlstlnsjnlshed Gathering;. The audience was. worthy of the ocea-t sion and the occasion was worthy ot the audience. The President of the United States headed the list of guests, and tho British, German, and Russian ambassa dors gave by their presence an Interna, tlonal dignity to the event. Speaker Clark was there, together with ex Speaker Cannon, whose attendance at si Gridiron function Is as certain as death and taxes. Cabinet officers. Senators, and Representatives, army and, navy offlV cers. distinguished men from eviry part of the country but what's the use? Ara not the names ot the fortunate ones all appended hereto as Exhibit A? But don't forget that even the editor of the Out look was present not the contributing editor. He remained at home to pre pare a speech which he Is to deliver this week. It was just one of the ordinary editors, who doubtless found enough to write about to keep him busy for a week. In a Floral Bower. Ding-a-ling! Dlng-a-Ung! The dinner bell sounded after the) guests had spent a pleasant half hour In the large reception room of the New Wiilard, and then the gathering, num bering over 100, filed Into the banquet halL As usual, their eyes rested upon a charming picture. There waa a won derful floral display, focused In a bower ot American beauty roses, that extended from the floor to the lofty celling and spread In fragrant profusion over a gen erous space. In the center of this Lower was a huge electric gridiron, the brilliant radiance of which encompassed President Garthe, who handled the din ner with ability, and President Taft. who laughed heartily and added to the enjoy ment of the guests with his happy speech. There were flowers everywhere. banked against a forest of palms and ferns, and the air was laden with the perfume of the spring blossoms. Small outdid himself In the matter of beauti ful decoration, which Is saying a great Continued on Pace 4, Column 3. SING OZARK DAWG SONG. To Be Official Chant at Missouri Convention. Joplin. Mo., Feb. 17. Missouri's Ozark "dawg song" has been accepted as tlst official song fcr the Democratic State convention, to be held hero on February 20. Copies have been printed, and every delegate and spectator at the convention will get one. All will be expected to Join In the chorus, when the convention band strikes Jp "You gotta quit klckln ray dawg aroun." This song that the Ozark Mountain caV.aa.slng begins like this: rr tfcr I cctne to town The bojr kiJPcMj uj icg iron'. Mtkts no dlffruneUf lw 13 houn' The sutts Hop kkxzCnir dc inning The very life and alrVd. food and forest of the mountains la ilkJJ1 song. Stanza two: Chi w d meat wad Mve d heme; L . Ol' Bine Keck lis od Talljboor. Mftkes no difimDce If 1m is s, hoon", YM-zottA fKdt a-kletu mr dnrx- iroua. WEDS AT AGE OF EIGHTY-IOUB, Mexican War Veteran Takes Bride Sixty Years Old. Harrisonburg. Va.. Feb. 17. Levi Sager. eighty-four years old, and SJrs; Diana Sager, sixty years old. both from Cootes Store, Rockingham County, were married here this, morning. Mr. Sager fought through both the Mexican war and the civil war. He is vigorous and active, and bids fair to reach a hundred years. Baron von Aerenthal Dead. Vienna, Feb. 17. Baton A. L. von Aertnthal. .for many years minister ot foreign affairs, died at his home here to night. The baron was taken HI several week ago and grew constantly worse, Realizing that the. end waa near, th last sacraments of the church, were ad ministered to the dying, man during th afternoon, the erv coming several hours later. The King this morning; on ad vices -hat von Areninai s case was honeltss. appointed Count Berchtold minister of foreign affairs. and he at once assumed the duties of his office. lm.Mi.wmnt. Empress Theater. Independent Pictures. Plaza Tneater. ucenseu xiciurm. "Lookumovar."