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Rain to-day; colder at night;
to-morrow rain or snow.
Temperatures jesterday Max
imum, 56; minimum, 33.
The .Herald has the!act
morninjr home circulajbn, and
prints all the' news olmt world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features
STO. 2285.
Brilliant Function Given for
Hospital's Benefit Winds
Up at Daybreak.
Accompanied by Mrs. Taft, the Chief
Execntrre Receives Oration
from Dancers.
Washington's official, social, philan
thropic and care-free sets danced away
the late night and early morning at
the New Wlllard Hotel tor the sake or
sweet charity. The occasion was the
annual Charity Ball, the proceeds from
which so to the Children's Hospital.
If charity balls m the past were bril
liant functions, last night's was more
so. Nearly everv one whose name ap
pears In the social registers and "Who's
"Who" of the Capital, as well as many
visitors from out of town, whirled
through tho mazes of a soothing waltz,
or galloped through the stimulating two
Mep. or sat in boxes, or in the rim of
the whirl and watched the panoramic
spectacle of white shoulders. Jewels,
beautiful women, and handsome men
Pretldcnt Taft, as in the past. gae
distinction and official recognition to the
ball by his presence With him was
Mrs Taft. He occup'ed a box and re
ceived a genuine ovation when he en
tered the ballroom at 10 to o'clock
"ller- omen the Preslilrnt."
11 was accompanied bv his milttarv
a d. Ma Bhoads. and was escorted bv
Gen Maxwell Woodhull His coming
wat awaited and the wnispered 'here
comes the President," was followed by
Ms party entering the room In the
laIcon the Marine Band was stationed
and on the President's entering the main
ballroom the orchestra crashed Into the
patriotic "Star Spangled Banner." while
an allev of humans opened up and let the
j-artv through
Beautifully decorated for the occasion,
the two big ballrooms were crowded
ar!j It was 9.50 o'clock when the
on nostra crashed out the first notes of
n tw o-step ' Under Freedom s Flag '
The ballroom was already filled and sm
foup'es sw-ung out onto the rolished
floor to the strains of the NowowleskI
In an effort to please the ones who
worship at the feet of pleasure, the
dance committee put thirt-six num
bers on the programme, and most of
the guests found that the milkman had
beaten them home, so late did the danc
ing continue. Everything from "Wait
ing for the Holx-xt E. Lee." On "Lea
Fatineurs" was on the music list.
The President and his part stajed
until long pat 11 30 o'clock, although on
entering the room he expressed an opin
ion that he would stay but a few min
utes His reception, however, was so
cordial and so mans old friends stopped
to pay their respects that the executive
party could not break away. On the
President leaving the Intermission
firret-d l Committer.
On entering the ballroom the guests were
all greeted by the reception committee,
which consisted of Mrs F. B McGuire,
Mrs Churchill Candee. Mrs H. C. Cor
bln, Mrs. Clarence Wilson, and Mrs. Pres
ton Gibson
No other ball of the past twelve
months drew o many of the elite from
fieir homes for a night of dancing This
could probablj be explained by the fact
that the Children's Hospital Is the pet
f harlty of the most exclusive set of the
National Capital. So distinctiwe and
Immense has ho funclon become that
las nigh more ban 1.500 attended, and
alout '1H of hese danced during some
part of the evening
So congested at times became the pol
ished floors with tho dancers that It
was almost impossible to move Tlirough
little orbits the dancers moved until
long after 1 o'clock, when many started
to go home, and then the real dancing
of the evening started
Illc lied Room Cromlril.
As earlj as 11 o'clock the dining start
ed, and the big red room set aside for
the occasion was crowded until long
after the time set for luncheon During
the dining an orchestra Played. Then
the dancing again started In the ball
room Dawn was on its way down the de
serted streets when the strains of
Strauss' "Blue Danube" floated down
through the windows to the streets be
low Then "Home. Sweet Home,' fol
lowed, and everyone went there.
Another Charity ball had gone into
historv, and the most successful one.
Socially and financially. It was a great
Attornev for Mellen nnd Chambcr
lln Get Delay of rrk.
New York. Jan S Neither President
cnanes s Mellen. of the New York.
New Haven and "Hartford Railroad, nor
President E. J. Chamberlln, of the Grand
Trunk Railway, who were Indicted sev
eral weeks ago. put in an appearance to
day when they were called to plead be
fore Judge Hough in the United States
District Court.
John D Llndsa, of counsel for the
defense, appeared in behalf of his clients
and asked for a delay of one week.
Judge Hough granted the delay and set
next Monday for pleading.
The Indictment against Mellen and
Chamberlln, which was rendered by a
Federal grand Jury last month, was
based upon a traffic agreement entered
Into by the two railroads.
Aile Not SrrlonsI) Hurt.
Lafaette, Ind, Jan. 6. George Ade,
humorist and playwright. Injured by a
fall on an ley pavement here, was abls
to be out to-day. Ade was rendered un
conscious by the fall, and It was feared
that he had been Internally Injured. His
hurts were found, however, to be super
ficial. He will return to his home, near
Brook, Ind., late to-day.
Noted Physician Dies.
Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 6. Dr. William
Elsa Green, aged sixty-eight, who had
been In ill health for some time, com
mitted suicide at his home to-day. He
was one of the most noted pb)slclans
in the South, and was formerly presi
dent of the American Institute of Homeopath)-
and the Southern Association of
Archbald Also Testifies, Deny
ing Impeachment Charges
with Spirit
Jurist Emphatic in His Statements that
He Did Not Seek to Influence
On the day which marked the begin
ning of his twenty-ninth jear on the
judicial bench. Judge Robert W. Arch
bald, of the United States 'Commerce
Court, yesterday took the stand in his
own behalf In the impeachment proceed
ings before the Senate. Less than a min
ute before be walked to the rostrum on
which the chair of the Vice President
nsts. Judge Archbald had watched his
wife leave the witness stand. She had
been called by the defense to testify to
a Dolnt over Which tho cnnfpst wn. an
slight that the House 'prosecutors de
clined to cross-examine her. Immedi
ately after leaving the stand, she re
paired to her seat In the reserved gal-
It ry of the Senate, from which she has
follow ed the proceedings against her hus
band with the closest Interest through
out. Judge Archbald was on the stand from
1 15 o'clock until the Senate, as a. court
impeachment, adjourned at S 30
o clock In the afternoon The entire time
was taken up with his direct examina
tion under the guidance of Mr. S Imp-
one of the bcranton members of his
Jnditt Denies Charges.
Categorically and with spirit, the Judge
denied that ho had Improperly Influenced
railroads- to grant him favors because
of his position as a member of tho Fed-
oral Judiciary and before whom they
might expert to appear as litigants
benator Heed, of Missouri, caused to
be read by the clerk a question asking
witness If he thought certain of his
actions were proper. Judge Archbald'
back stiffened perceptibly as he turned
to the nuthor of the question.
nould not hac done this if I
had not thought It proper, ' he replied
with spirit
Mrs Archbald was the second witness
called yesterday, R. C. Tracer, an offi
cial of the Department of Justice, pre-
edlng her for a short time, while ho tes
tified that of the twenty Jury commis
sioners in the nited States who -are
lawjers seventeen were not connected In
an wav with railroads. Of the remain
ing three, J B Woodward, of Uilkes'
barre. Jury commissioner for the Middle
District of Pennsylvania, who wu ap
pointed tiy Jage ArcLbald. I local at
torney for a large railroad.
Dressed quietly, and at first laboring
under a severe strain. Mrs Archbald
alked quietly from the offlco of the
Sergcant-at-Arms of the Senate to the
rostrum of the president of the Senate
J-hc answered clearly in subscribing to
tne oatn. ana Dy a special uispensauon.
owing to a perceptible lameness, was
permitted to remain seated while giving
her testimony Mrs Archbald was
dressed In an electric blue cloth walking
skirt trimmed In black, a black chiffon
liodlee, and a blue toque, encircled by a
black ostrich feather. Long black gloves
covered her hands and forearms.
Testifies tn Trip.
The wife of the accused jurist was
called by the defense, ostensibly to tes
tifj as to the blood relationship between
herself and Henrj W. Cannon, of New
lork, is whose guests she and Judge
Archbald went to Europe and spent some
time in Italy in 1910 The trip was brought
out by the prosecution because of a purse
of J.'CO which was raised by the bar of
Scranton and presented to the judge as
"pin mone" for the trip
Mrs Archbald testified that she and
Mr Cannon were cousins, that the Arch
balds often had been Mr. Cannon's guests
on jachtlng and houseboat parties She
identified several letters from Mr. Can
non to herself and Judge Archbald bear
ing on tho European trip
The Katydid deal was the first charge
upon which Judge Archbald was Inter
rogated by bis counsel In this connec-
tion he was asked t to his friendship
with Edward J. Williams, whose testi
mony before the House committee had
been largely responsible for the Incep
tion of the impeachment proceedings.
Judge Archbald testified that for the two
jears before the Katjdld deal wastart-
ed, Williams had only come Into his of
fice "once In a while," but that after
the negotiations for the culm bank be
gan, Williams was a regular caller,
dropping in about once a week.
Denies Effort to Conceal.
In connection with the option from
the Hillside or Lackawana people. Arch
bald denied emphatically any knowledge
of the "silent partj" contract, declaring
that there was no attempt at conceal
ment on his part.
Archbald denied that he ever had made
any threats against the Erie officials
because of their refusal to do as he
wished In connection with a prospective
culm deal, and professed to have no
knowledge of a conversation with Will
iams In which he is said to have de
clared that the Erie officials would suf
fer for their Ingratitude. Inasmuch as he
was virtually writing their brief in the
lighterage case.
As regards the attempt to sell the
Bolands' Interest In the Marion Coal
Company to the Delaware. Lackawana
and Western, Judge Archbald said he
became Interested In the affair solely be
cause of his friendship for Christopher
G. Boland and vvatson. the attorney
who was to receive S3.000 for selling the
Little Rock. Ark,, Jan. C Gov. George
vv. ijonagney to-oay appointed J. N.
Helskell, editor of the Arkansas Gazette.
of this city. United States Senator to
succeed Senator Jefferson Davis, who
died last week. The appointments for
the short term, ending March 4 next.
Mr. Helskell Is a native of Tennessee
and has been In the newspaper business
In Memphis, Louisville, and Little Rock
for the past twelve years.
Former V. S. Tnmnrer Dies.
Covington, Ind., Jan. 6. Enos H. .'-
beker, Treasurer of the United States
in fhfTfon1nmtn TTnrrfsnn nrimfntKfmtfn.
' died at ills home here to-day.
- jr , WM
James A. Patten ami Associ
ates Most Defend Indict
.raents Under Law
Reverses Lower Body and Holds Four
Operators Acted in Restraint
of Trade.
James A. Patten, the millionaire Chi
cago grvin operator, and three business
associates, who were indicted for corner
ing the cotton crop of 1909, must stand
trial on the charge of violating the Sher
man anti-trust law.
The United States Supreme Court rs
terday handed down a dects'on in this
case, known as the "cotton corner case,"
reversing the decision of the Circuft
Court, which had dismissed the govern
ment's charges against the men.
In addition to Patten, the others who
must stand trial are W. P. Brown, of
New Orleans. Frank B Hane, of New
Orleans, and Eugene Scales, of New
York. The defendants wero indicted In Janu
ary. 1910, the Indictments charging them
with conspiring with certain corpora'
tions that are spinners and manufac
turers of raw cotton In Alabama Geor
gia. North and South Carolina, tocon
trol the price of cotton
Associate Justice VanDevanter. who
read the decision, .pointed out that the
defendants had contracted to buy
amounts largely In excess of the avail
able supply.
- Two Justices Dissent.
The court held" that a corner In any
commodity that enters Into general use
or Is transported In interstate commerce
amounts to a restraint of trade and is a
criminal offense under the Sherman law.
The decision was practically unani
mous. The two Justices, Lurton and
Holmes, dissented from the premises as
sumed py the najorlty of the court as
to the scope of the decision Ly the
United States Circuit Court for the
Southern District of New York, In which
the cotton pool cases started.
The decision yesterday settles the ques
tion as to the relation between prices
and interstate commerce. It gives to
tne government, tn tne opinion of the
Attorney General, an effective weapon
ror aeailng witn tne problem of the high
cost of living. It also furnishes a method
for regulating, within certain limitations,
trading on tho exchange.
Ux-rrrldcnt llriinrieil 111 Makes
Clever Pun on Knox nnd Knocks.
York, Jan. 6. Gen. CIpriano
Castro -remained on Eltts Island to-day
where It was declared he was not in the
best of health, his close confinement and
the quality of food he was eating not
agreeing with him. He was well enough,
however, to perpetrate 'the following ln-
gemus pun, wmen was vouched for by
the translater:
Vlt was knocks that made me HI and
It was Knox that mads, me well, but
Knox can be blamed for all the knocks
1 must give beforeT leave this, island."
Dr. Knox Is the physician who pre
scribed for-Castro to-day. He feels that
Secretary of .State Knox is responsible
for his detention. .
To-day a sworn petition by Castro was
filed before Judge Holt In the Federal
Court, this superseding, the original one
filed by Attorney, George Gordon Bat
tle. His case will come up on Friday.
I Aviator 3Ink Nesv Record.
Berlin, Jan. 6. A new record for pas
senger carrying flights In aeroplanes was
made at Oulhausen to-day, when Aviator
Falter, with six passenger, remalped
aloft seven minutes.
g A
Webster Morton, Negro Bank
Messenger, Fatally Injured
Jjy Richmond Detective
Caught by Same Officer Who Recov
ered $5,840 of Loot Taken from
District Institution.
"Richmond, Va., Jan S AfUr a terrific
struggle. In wh'ch the life of tho de
tective was Imperiled at a revolver's
muzzle. Webster Morton, the colored fu
gitive bank runner, of Washington, D.
C. who escaoed from Detective Sergts.
Wiley and Kellam early New Year's
morning, was arrested early this after
noon only -tfter Detective Sergt. Kellam
had beenl forced to shoot htm down In
Even afW collapsing on the floor of
the house In which he was captured, the
negro stlly struggled and made vain en
deav ors t J reach the revolver w 1th which
he hadjust tried to kill the officer
Three men were then required to carry
him fcom the house and to place him in
the automobile- patrol.
Sergt- Kellam learned that Morton
waVIn hiding at CS North Seventeenth
Street. He was Informed that the fugl-
J tlve had just entered the basement of
the house through the rear. He follow
ed close behind The room was dark
and half a dozen negroes were In the
place. Kellam recognized Morton, whom
he had seen only once before, and then
at night. Morton hung his head, but
Kellam grasped him by the arm and
said: "I know ou and want you. Come."
The negro rose hesitatingly, and then
suddenly wrenched himself free, draw
ing a revolver from his pocket at the
same time. Kellam closed In and clutch
ed him again, and a tussle ensued.
Grasping the negro by his right arm,
Kellam attempted to throw It behind
him, but Morton was so powerful that
he slowly turned his around and brought
his revolver against the detective's body.
Kellanyin the mcanjvnlle had had dif
ficulty In reaching his own gun.
But he puliea ll oui just as me net,
w fa Don pressed against his body. He
fired on the Instant and Morton's gun
clattered to the floor. With Dlood spun
ing from his wound, the negro settled
slowly, dropping on top of his own re-
olver. "You ve got me. ne exciaimea.
and then attempted to reach his pistol
Not wishing to hurt hlm'fnrther. Kellam
called on two negroes to aid him, and
It took the combined strength of the
three to subdue him. The negro was
mailed to the City Hospital, where an
effort Is being made to save his life.
. -
WAhnter Morton. ncKTO. twenty-five
years old. Is wanted by the police of this
ty to answer a charge of embezzling
J6.O0O frbm the Washington and Southern
Bank. Morton, wh,o wfts employed as
messenger at the bank, was given a
satchel containing J6.000 In bills on Tues
day morning last and told to procure
change at the Treasury Department.
When the necro failed to return, 01-
flcers of the bank sent a clerk to the
Treasury, where It was learned the negro
had not appeared. The police were noti
fied and telegrams were sent In every
direction asking the police of other cities
to Institute a search for the fugitive.
After Morton escaped .from Detectives
Wiley and Kellam In Richmond, last
Tuesday night, the detectives picked up
a satchel which he had dropped in his
The satchel contained all of the stolen
money except SCO. The money was re
turned to the WashDKcton police, ana
later forwarded to the bank. Maj. Syl
vester then offered a reward of SO for
I the capture of Morton.
To Accept Sir Edward Grey's
Proposal to Arbitrate the
j -Panama Canal Dispute
England' .Arguments Will Be E
hamtively Analyzed Knox
Returns To-day.
The Panama Canal controversy with
Great Britain will be advanced another
stage in a few dajs with the reply of
the United States government to the note
of protest of Sir Edward Grey. It is now
expected that the reply will be handed
to Ambassador Bryce this week, follow
ing the return to Washington of Secre
tary of State Knox, who Is duo to-day.
The note will not Im an unqualified ac
ceptance of Sir Edward's proposal that
the matter be referred to arbitration.
will, however, be a considerable step In
the direction of bringing the dlsputo to
The chief pjrposo of the reply will be
to reduce the controvesy to the real Is
sues of the question, and afford a basis
for an agreement as to exactly what is
disputed, and what is conceded on each
side. .
MJ Drm Contention.
The arguments of Sir Edward Grey will
be exhaustively analzed. and it Is cer
tain that many of his contentions will
be denied on behalf of the united States.
It Is expected that the correspondence
relative to the negotiation of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty will be drawn upon
heavily for material with which to dls-
nute some of Sir Edwards claims.
It is expected that the nature of the
reply to the British note will open the
way for a general discussion between the
two governments as to what are the is
sues Involved In the canal controversy.
Should both governments persist In their
present attitude on the main question,
then the negotiations will be directed to
ward an attempt to reach an agreement
upon the questions which both sides are
willing to submit to arbitration. Comple
tion of this taslc will then bring the Is
sue before the Senate to decide whether
there shall be arbitration or not.
Millions of Smudge Fires Burning in
Citrus Belt to Offset Effect of
"Frost on Oranges.
Los Angeles. Cal , Jan. . Southern
California is to-night facing the coldest
wave In Its history, and throughout the
citrus belt millions of smudge fires are
burning to offset the effect of the frost
on the crowing oranges.
At S o'clock this evening the tempera
ture at Los Angeles was ; San Diego,
41;. San Luis Obispo, C'and Fresno. K.
with jl cold northerly wind blowing from
the point of high pressure.
At 5 o'clock this morning-the lowering
temperaturo reach IS degrees In San
Diego, the lowest known in sixty-three
j ears. At Los Angeles the thermometer
reached 3) degrees- at $ o'clock. The
coldest spot was Rlterslde. with Jl de
grees. The temperature at Bedlands
was 21
It Is understood that wherever the
smudge pots were used the smoke was
effective In offsetting the effect of the
cold on the citrus fruit, and the efforts
of the orange and lemon growers along
this line were doubled this afternoon.
One hundred cars of oil. a total of
1,3)0,000 gallons, was shipped from Los
Angeles to the. ar!ous .parts of the citrus
belt, and It Is expected that the burning
ol( flreE will offset the .effect of the ex
treme cold which. Is expected to-morrow
Modifications in New Regula
tions Will Be Suggested to
Code Decided Upon for the District
Different from that in Use
In New York.
As a last attempt to sidetrack the new
traffic regulations, which go Into effect
February 1, the board of directors of
the Board of Trade, at their meeting yes
terday, directed a letter to the Commis
sioners asking that the traffic committee
of the board be slven a hearing to sug
gest certain modifications.
It was said In the meeting that the
Hoard of Trade had understood when
the regulations were In the making, that
before they were adopted the committee
of the board should be granted a hear
ing, but that this was not allowed. It
Is felt that the new traffic laws are amiss
In some points.
President Droop, of the Board of Trade,
said that In traffic regulations of this
kind uniformity between the regulations
of the different cities Is the most urgent
need It Is said that the code that has
been decided on for Washington is dif
ferent in many wajs from that In use
In New York.
Admitted to Memb-riilp.
An even dozen of new members was
voted In esterda. They were James
W Clarke. John C Letts. Charles L.
Bowman. W K. Abraham, It. II. Martin.
E. J. Febrej. Boy I Chaflin. E E.
Barney. Charles Aufcnthle, J Diwson
Williams. G. N Everett, and George P.
West. This, according to the report of
the membership committee made yester
day, brings the roster up to 1.001 mem
bers. A committee was named to act In mn.
junction with the committee from the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
Mates on the matter of trade-marks. It
Is to be made up of Gen Ellis Swar
cl airman. Charles E. Foster. Julian C
uoweii. William O Henderson, and Eu
gene E. Stevens
A recommendation was made bv the
committee on public health that an il
lustrated lecture be given by Dr D.
Percy Hickllng at the February meet
ing on me suDject of sex hygiene. This
recommendation was adopted after some
discussion as to the worth of such lec
tures Dr. W. a Woodward. District
Health Officer, strongly championed the
The next meeting of" the Board of
fSlV'V" T
Atlantic City, N. J.. Jan . Frank
Bowman, clerk of the Hotel Dunlap. of
this city, admitted to-dty before D's
trlct Judgo Smather that It was Bube
Marquard. tho baseball pitcher, and
Blossom Seeley. wife of Joe Kane, tho
theatrical manager, who registered at
the Dunlap on November 7 as Mr and
Mrs. Marquard. On that night detectives
In the employ of Kane raided the hotel.
Bowman was a witness for Mrs Kane,
who is being sued for divorce In New
York. Judge Smather Is acting as ref
eree In this city to take testimony.
Bowman at first was horrified at the
thought of the escapade: then said he
dldn t know the woman was Mrs. Kane,
and finally admitted the truth of Kane's
allegation, and said he visited the cou
pl in their suite.
Boston Minister Says Former Harvard
Head Knows a Good Deal, but
Not Everything.
Boston. Jan 6. The Be Luther
Townsend. D D . an eminent Methodist
theologian, addressed the Evangelical AI
Hance to-day in reply to Dr. Charles W
Eliot, who recently publicly expressed
disbelief in hell.
Dr. Townsend said among other tilings
"I have visited tho slums of our great
cities In Boston. New York and Chicago
and when I had finished on this side I
went under police protection to inspect
Petticoat Lane In London. I know there
Is a hell on -this earth and if the Almighty
permits one here why should He not
allow one In the next world. Dr. Eliot
lives In his handsome Cambridge home.
Is bowed to by thousands of students. Is
master of ceremonies In what we call
our politest society. Why should he think
of hell, or believe in Its existence.
"One thing bothers me was Dr. Eliot
reasoning or guessing? To be sure lie
has just returned from a trip around
the world, after visiting all corners of
the Occident and the Orient. So he
Is a traveled man. But how Uttle are
the regions where he has traveled, com
pared with those he has not visited. Will
you follow him when he leads where ne
has not explored?
'As Dr. Eliot Is called a traveled man.
so he Is called an educated man. Again
I remark, how much more there Is that
he doesn't know than he does know.
Here Dr. Townsend recited a long list
of questions which have hitherto baffled
srirnre In regard to cosmography, the
atomic theory, perpetual motion, biology
and-the material universe.
We can pardon Dr. Eliot s Ignorance
of these material questions." continued
the speaker, "but not his assault of those
nlrlinal things he knows ten times less
about. I ask. will you follow the lead
of a man who knows so little when he
. ... !. In.l.lhl. mitvr?'
wanaers ihw i. . -
More Smallpox Canem Found.
Raltlmore. Jan. 6. Three more small
pox patients were added to those In the
hospital at Quarantine to-day, making
fifteen there now. The new cases are
ii.n. of Harvey P. Fhipps. uoya t-inn.
andiBobert Brown. Brown had nearly
recovered from his attack when found.
The men had been wandering around
among their neighbors. It Is thought.
PleCUp Helpless Schooner.
Norfolk. Va.. Jan. L After" a search
of thirty-six hours. Jlhe revenue-cutter
Onandaga to-day picked up the schooner
Bessie Whltlni off cape .vrnaries light.
AU of the schooner's rigging had been
blown away In Friday's storm, and she
was helpless.
President-elect Defigfcethvkhi
Plan, Bat Wishes to Hear
from Chairman. !
Frank Adams Assures Victorious Can
didate that His WahetvArtv
Sprcul to The Wuhloctan Benld.
New York. Jan. 6. It Is now orao-
tlcally assured that the student body of
Princeton University will act as tho per
sonal escort of President-elect Wilson to
Washington and will accomnamr Mm dnr-
Ing the inaugural ceremonies. The Presi
dent-elect gaie Ills sanction to the
scheme to-day. providing it met with the
approval of William Corcoran Eustis.
chairman of the Inaugural Committee. He
later was Informed that his wishes In
the matter would be the pleasure of the
committee having tho ceremonies In
When the plan was first broached to
the President-elect to-day by Paul F.
Meyers. President of the Woodrow W1I
scn Club of the University, Gov. "Wll-
n said
That Is mighty good. It pleases me
very much, but I am afraid we cannot
hit It off together. I may co to Wash
ington a day in advance of the In
auguration and I doubt If the students
could get a holiday then."
I.nt Obitnrle- nrraoved.
This seeming obstacle was brushd
aside when the students pointed to the
fact that a holiday had been proclaimed ,
by the university officials when Mr. Wll- I
son was elected to the Presidency and I
would be delighted to grant a three or I
four days reces for the inauguration.
The next drawback to the plan was
the Governor's desire not to override any
plans made by the inaugural commit
tee. This obstacle was eliminated when'
Frank Adams, chairman of the preci
committee of the university, returned
from Washington to-night bearing a
message from Mr. Eustis stating that
the President-elect was at full liberty to
select his personal escort The message
further stated that the committee would i
be glad to act upon any other sugges-j
tlons that the President-elect might seel
fit to make
Apparently there is now no obstacle!
In the way of Gov Wilson having thej
students of the university as his escort.
although ha-has elected to writs a Jt-j
ter to -Mr Eustis making a tacml tag-
.Uresttoh..of the arrangement, and no for-i
mal announcement -WW. be forthcoming j
until 4he-chalrman!'reply; iJa. been re-j
celved. I
Pn In i Bnr Day-
Students returning to tho university
from various parts of the country to-day
report that the idea meets with en-
thusiastic approval among the alumni
Thej declare that if the plan goes '
through there will ba hundreds of grade,
uates In lines as re-enforcement to the
student body. Mr Meyers estimates that
1 ono students will go with Gov. Wilson.
The Governor put In another busy day
at the Statehouse. arriving there at 8
o clock this morning Tho morning ses
sion was occupied with conferences with
State leaders.
After luncheon the Gov ernortalked with
Bepresentath es Palmer of Pennsylvania
and Burleson of Texas, both of whom,
have been repeatendly mentioned as
Cabinet possibilities
Congressman Daniel J McGllllcuddy
and Senator Charles F Johnson of Maine
were also callers. Tho situation In Maine
with regard to the election of a Fnlted
States Senator is similar to that In Illi
nois The Republicans and Progressives
combined will have a small majority on
Joint ballot In tho Leglslaturo and can
elect the United States Senator.
Hope of Democrat.
The Democrats, of course, hope to win
over a sufficient number ot Progressives
to elect their man. Gov Wilson would
not say that this was the subject of his
conference with the Maine Representa
tives He said the tariff bills were dis
cussed. The. Governor said he had talked with
Messrs. Palmer and Burleson over tho
genera situation
Another 'visitor was former Judge Will
iam H Hammond, of Atlanta, who Is
pushing the scheme to have Congress
appropriate SSO.OOO for a celebration next
June of the fiftieth anniversary of the
emancipation proclamation In Philadel
phia. New Jersey has already author-'
lied a commission to attend the celebra
tion. Judge Hammond wanted to gt
Gov. Wilson's support of the plan, but
the Governor would make no definlto
Garment Workers Bested in Fight to
Intercept Loyal Girl
New York. Jan. 6. Carried back
agalilst the wall by the first onslaught,
seven! policemen with drawn clubs this
evening fought back a crowd of tl')
striking garment workers, while thlrty
joung girls, who remained loyal to J
L. Taj lor S. Co . w era rushed
Into automobiles to be taken to their
homes. The strikers, laden with bricks
and other missiles had congregated at
a side entrance to the Tajlor factory
to attack the girls. The girls made
one attempt to leavo and were driven
back Into the factory, where they wait
ed until the police had cleared a path
to the waiting machines The battle,
lasted ten minutes. While It was In
progress another mob rushed the front
entrance of the factory. Broadway was
completely blocked for fifteen minutes
until twenty policemen routed the'
Five rioting strikers were sentenced
earlier In the day to terms of ten days
each in the workhouse.
Employers and strikers came no near
er tv a settlement to-day, but there
was a report that the State Labor De
partment, may Interfere before the end
of the week.
The International Ladles Garment
Workers Union will take a referendum
for a strike or all employes In the
dress and waist Industry beginning
Wednesday morning, and closing Satur
day night.
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