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The Herald has the largest
morning borne circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features.
Cloudy to-day, preceded by snow
in the morning; to-morrow fair.
Temperatures jesterday Max
imum, 41; minimum, 23.
1ST0. 2307
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One Man Killed, Two Fatally
Hurt, and Ten Injured in
Gash at Rankin, Pa.
Conflict Takes Place in Public Square
and Bullets and Bricks Fall
Like Hail.
Rankin. Pa.. Jan. Si In two bloody
fights between deputy sheriffs, armed
with revolvers and rifles, and strikers,
armed with stones from the Rankin
plant of the American Steel and Wire
Company, a subsidiary of the United
States Steel Corporation, to-night, one i
man was killed, two fatally wounded
and ten seriously Injured All
wounded, with the- exception of two
deputy sheriffs, were spectators Not a
striker was Injured so far as known.
A slx-raonths-old child and several
women are among the Injured Hawkins
Square, where the trouble occurred, was
a bloody ground for over an hour and
the light ended only when the deputy
sheriffs, led by Sheriff Bruff, retreated
within the fence of the big wire mills
According to witnesses of the trouble,
the deputy sheriffs were to blame as
there was little provocation for firing
on the crow d.
The dead
George Kosley, aged twent-nine
The injured
Fritz BoecK, aged thlrtv two, dlng
nnie Leba. aged eighteen, believed
Richard Miklos aged sx months
liarles Benston aged fort
Sirs. John Seblartov itz. twenty-six
nton AndUk. twent-cight
flnef of Police Walter Barnett. head
eut bj fljlrg misiles
Two deputj sheriffs and two negroes,
whose names are unknown
Shortly before r, o'clock this evening
I strikers emerged from a public hall in
i-ourth Street after haling held a big
mass meeting and gathered in front of
the hall to pose for a newspaper picture.
At ibout the same time eighty deput
sheriffs. led by Sheriff Kruff. Burgess
Mil'Igan. -ind Chief of Police Barnett.
left the wire mill and marched up the
hi!l toward Hawkins avenue
Opposing; I'orces Sleet.
The picture finished, the strikers dis
ner ed. and were starting for their homes
when thej were met l the big file of
deputv sheriffs marching in military or
der A dead silence follow ed Suddenly
t-ome one picked a lump of coal off a
loaded coal wagon and threw it Into the
ranks of the strikers In a trice the
battle was on. Coal, bricks, and miscel
laneous missiles flew through the air.
m.ngled with the whistle of bullets and
the rattling discharge of magazine guns
a id Jutnatic revolver. Screams and
els of rage filled the air while men
and women fell to the ground In some
places the pavements were torn up by
the strikers in their frantic efforts to
eeure bricks with which to protect them
selves pparcntl leaten. the deputies
retreated down the hill to the mill
1 iftcen minutes later the deputies ap
peared again This time it is said they
wre supplied with shells loaded with
Deputies Vcaln llctlrr.
s.Kn the battle was on again Nearly
evorv window in Hawkins' Square was
broker, and several persons in ncar-bj
houses were Injured The crash of mus
ketrj. the rattle of heavy buckshot
against the buildings, and the cries of
men and women continued for over a
luarter of an hour Having exhausted
their ammunition, the deputies again re
tired to safetj behind the high walls of
the mill
The scene of the riot is 4 000 feet from
the mill where the men struck last Sat
urda morning and is part of the main
liuslncs and residential section of Ran
kin George Kosley. who was killed, was a
tpe tator and in no wav identified with
the- strikers ,
Mrs. Owen Kildare Addresses Suffra
gists on Educational System
in United States.
Tint the school sv stems or the Lnited
states were rendered inefficient by the
graft of politicians that would be elim
inated if women were given the ballot,
wis tho assertion of Mrs Owen Kildare,
who poko last night it a gathering of
suffragists at the home of Commodore
W a Moore. U. a N Mrs Kildare said
tliat the school systems are In the gra'P
of politicians for the graft on books
and supplies
She also took issue with Mrs P
Oaxton. wife of United states School
Commissioner Claxton, on the chivalry
of the men of the countrj Mrs Clax
ton had said that the men had shown
their wish to do the right thing, and
would give women tc right or franchise
If left alone. Mrs. Kildare said women
now have more liberty than they had at
the time the countrv was first settled
There were two other meetings of suf
fragists yesterdaj. one at the Registered
Nurses' Club at 3 o clock, when Mrs.
Kildare and Mrs Lord delivered ad
There are to be two meetings to-diy.
One will be an outdoor meeting at 12 30
olock this afternoon in front of the
suffragist headquarters at H30 F Street,
when Mrs. Nina K. Allender will speak
Mrs. Lulu W Hemingway and Mrs
Perky, wife of Senator Perky, will ad.
dress a meeting at the home of Miss
riorence H Butler, 173 Seventeenth
Street Northwest, at 3 o clock Mrs. J
Otho Stevenson will talk to a meeting
at Sllnemetz and Son. li0i p Street at
10 o clock this morning
The matter of the reviewing ..
thes tiffragtsts will erect for the pageant
.tiiucu . win ue i&jten up at a meeting
at suffragist headquarters this morning
It will be decided then whether the
women shall build their stand In Sher
man 'Square or whether they will rent
the stands put up by William a Riley
In Pennsylvania Avenue.
Elders Sanitarium, located at Ma
Main St. St. Joseph. Mo, has pub
lished a book showing the deadly ef
rcct of the tobacco habit, and how it
can be stopped In three to five days.
A they are distributing this book
free, any one wanting- a copy should
send their name and address at once.
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Members of Congress Attend
Brilliant Fete at the
White House.
Wives of Cabinet Officers Assist Mrs,!
Tart in Receiving
The President and Mrs Taft were
hosts last night at the third of their
bt ite receptions of tho season when the
entertain d in honor of the members
of Congress and their families. It was
a mot brilliant affair.
The spacious rooms were filled with
beautiful flowers, palms, and ferns The
Marine Band was stationed in the cor
ridor and plajed throughout the recep
tion and later In the evening a section
plaved In the East Room, where dancing
was held
I.ong before the hour scheduled, the
distinguished guests began to arrive and
wero ushered into tho Hast Room, and
at 9.34 o clock, when the fanfare of
trumpets gave the signal of the approach
of the Presidential party, the great room
was filled
.Marine Hand Flays. -
The Marino Band plaved the national
anthem as the President and Mrs. Taft.
preceded bj tho 'White House aid's, and
followed b the members of the Cabinet,
came down the staircase and crossed
the corridor into the Blue Room
The icceivtng line then was formed,
consisting of the President. Mrs Taft.
Mrs. Knox, wifo of the Secretary of
State. Mrs. MacVcagh, wife of the Sec
retary or the Treasury. Mrs Stlmson,
wife of the Secretary of War: Mrs
Wickcrsham. wife of the Attorney Gen
eral, and Mrs Nagel. wife of tho Secre
tary of Commerce and Labor.
MaJ Rhoads U. S A presented the
guests to the President, and the other
aids on duty were Col Spencer Cosby,
US A.. Lieut. Commander Tlmmons,
V S N . Capt Louis AL Little, U. S
M C . Lieut K C Rockwell. USA:
Lieut fet John Greble, USA: Lieut.
Mathias K Manlj, U. S N : Dr Gray
son. I' fc N . IJcut C. R. P Rodgers,
U S N . Lieut Sterling. U. a N ; Lieut.
Henry B Claggett. U. S A., and
Lieut, Beverli C Dunn. U S. A.
The Congressional reception probably
Is the most popular of the large state
functions and tho hundreds of 'guests
prestnt enjojed themselves thoroughly
The President and Mrs Taft, ever
gracious in their hospitalltj, gave each
and all a cordial welcome
A collation was served In the state
dining-room The guests seemed never
to tire of promenading up and down
the corridor, and the informal dancing
in the East Room added greatly to the
nleasuro of the occasion
Among the members of the Diplomatic
Corps present were the German Ambas
sador, who wore his spienaia courc cos
Continued on race Two.
Attempt to "Rush" Lloyd George but
Are Beaten Back by Cor
don of Police.
London. Jan IS Throwing themselves
against a cordon of police, a band
more than a hundred of the most mili
tant suffragettes attacked parliament
House to-nurht in an attempt to "rusn
Lloyd George. The police had literally
to overpower the women before the lat
ter would submit. Sylvia pankhurst and
Mrs. Drummond and a dozen other
leaders were arrested. They fought
viciously all the war to tho station
Earlier In the evening another band
attacked the home office, pelting win
dows with stones Three of the leaders
were arrested. They refused to glv
their names. Home Secretary McKenna
was In bis office at the time of the at
tack, but was not within the danscr
zone. '
The threatened campaign of suffra
gettes to renew their efforts for tb
cause with Increased violence was form
ally opened at noon with an assault on
Dublin Castle. Thov smashed fifteen
windows with stone3 before the Irish
police could get control of the situation.
Three of the women Mrs. Cousins, Mrs.
Conerr and Mrs. Hopkins wero arrested
and each sentenced to a month's hard
labor In prison.
Three suffragettes who resisted the
efforts of the police to restore quiet dur
ing tho demonstration in Trafalgar
Square last night, were sentenced to-day
to fourteen davs Imprisonment. One of
them, Mrs. Despard, who is a. sister of
the famous cavalry general. Sir John
French, was offered tho option of paying
a nne or sia. Dut sne aenanuy declared
she would go to JalL A fourth suffra
gette was sentenced to prison for seven
Chesapeake 4k Ohio Ry. to Jveir Or'tana
and return, account Mardl Gras.N&.7S.
Offices, 613 Pa. Ave., IS9 F St. nw.
Warren and Fall Only Repub
licans Returned to the
Upper House.
Texas Representative Selected for
Long: and Short Terms by
Austin, Tex, Jan. 3 Representative
Morris Sneppard to-day was given an un
usual distinction, texas twice elected
him to represent her in tho United states
Senate. He was chosen for the short
term, ending March next, and for the
long term Degtnning on that date
In his short term he succeeds Col
it. M. Johnson, or Houston, wno was
ramed after the resignation of ex-Sen
ator J W. Bailey, and who bheppard
Hatches Named In Sen Jersey.
Trenton. N. J, Jan IS. rormer Con
gressman William Hughes. Democrat, of
Paterson. was to-day elected United
States Senator to succeed Frank O
Briggs, Republican, whose term expires
on March 4.
Knniaa Send Democrat.
Topeka. Kans., Jan IS. By a vote by
the two branches of tho Kansas Legis
lature to-day, "William II Thompson.
Democrat, was named to succeed Charles
Curtis, Republican. In the United States
fudge lCnvannush Elected.
.Ittle Rock. Ark., Jan. IS -Judge Will-
lam M Kavanaugh, president of the
Southern Baseball League, was to-day
elected United States Senator for the
short term by the Legislature. He Is
a Dimocrat
Tillman Itr-clecteil.
Columbia, S C, Jan 3S Benjamin It.
Tillman, Democrat, was elected to-day
by the Legislature for his fourth term
as United States Senator.
Tnll Wlr
Xew Mexlc
Santa I, New Mexico, Jan IS United
States Senator Albert Bacon Tall, Re
publican, was re elected Senator fmm
New Mexico, when he received twentv-
elght votes in the House out of fort-nine
and fifteen in the Senate out of twentv
four, six more than necessary for vic
tory. Wj-omlnc Itetnrm Warren.
Che enne. Wyo , Jan. IS. Frances U.
Warren. Republican, was re-elected
United States Senator in tie two Houses
er the Wyoming Legiiarure to-oay. ine
Joint session will be held to-morrow to
ratify tho election
HIS SUIT FOR $100,000
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Wins Verdict in
Action of Minister for
New York, Jan. 3 The Brooklyn DallJ
Eagle to-day won a victory in the suit
brought by "Tastor" Charles T. Ru'sell
for libel, on trial for a week before Jus
tice Kclby, of the Supreme Court, and a
Jury In Brooklyn. N T. Mr Russell Is
the head of the Washington Temple Con
gregation, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and
the Watch Tower Bible and Tract So
ciety, tbo latter two organizations hav
ing their headquarters In Brooklyn
"Pastor" Russell sued the Eagle for
1100,000 damages for certain publications
and cartoons In that paper concerning
the sale of so-called 'miracle' wheat,
promoted through a publication issued by
his society under the title of "The Watch
Tower" This wheat, which was first
grown by Kent B. Stoner, of Fincastle.
Pa., and was originally known as Stoner
wheat, was sold for the benefit of the
Watch Tower Society at tOa bushel, or
II per pound, extraordinary claims being
made In Its behalf.
During the course of the trial many
facts were disclosed concerning the finan
cial organizations and operations of
"Pastor Russell's organization, and also
concerning the doctrlno of "fallen
angels." millennial dawn, ultimate sal
vation, the return of King David and the
prophets Elisha and Elijah to rule the
earth after 1311 and the coming to an
end In that jear of "the rule of the Gen
tiles." Articles and cartoons printed by
Tho Eagle were admitted In evidence
Tho .principal basis of "Pastor" Russell's
complaint was a cartoon, making a com
parison between the sale of "Miracle"
wheat nnd the questionable transactions
which led to the failure of tho Union
Bank in Brooklyn and the criminal
prosecutions which developed therefrom
One of the most Important witnesses
for the defense was Carlton R. Ball,
chief of the Bureau of Grain Investiga
tions, In the Department of Agriculture.
In Washington, who showed that there
were absolutely no miraculous qualities
In "Miracle" wheat, but that It was
Just an average variety, not as good as
some and better than others. The De
railment has grown this wheat for five
1 ears at the Arlington farm. :
The case was on trial for one week,
counsel summing up for both sides to
day. The verdict for the defendant was
returned this afternoon
Quartet Held for Sjmpnthlilnc Tilth
New York. Jan. 2S Four women of
wealth and ardent advocates of the right
of their aex to the ballot, who have taken
an active interest In tho strike of the
girls In the needle Industries, were gath
ered, with seventeen strikers, in the net
strung by the police of the West Seven
teenth Street station through the loft
district in the lower west twenties to
night. The four women are Miss Maud
Younger, the former society leader of San
Francisco, who gave up a life of ease
to work among the working girls. Mrs.
Marguerite Remington Charter, the
writer; Mrs. Sarah Parks, editor of tho
Woman Voter, and Miss Margaret
Hlnchey. They were all charged with
disorderly conduct.
Another woman of prominence who en
tered the station house during the even
ing was Miss Fola La Follette. daughter
of the Wisconsin Senator, who accompa
nied Miss Gussla Blrnbaum, a. picket, who
had been arrested during a disturbance
la Went Twenty-first Street
Boston. Jan. 18. Several college
girls are going 'to have their rights.
or they will co on strike.
It so happened that the faculty of
a Boston college recently decided
would be only proper for a nice elderly
chaperon to be hovering In the offing
whenever a dainty little student enter
tained a gentleman friend
And how In the dickens can a girl
properly entertain a joutli when there's
a referee ulwavs 'butting In' to pre
vent strangeholds and kissing In
That's what the girls want to know.
"It's fogevlsm that's what It is,"
declared the girls to-day, "and we Just
won't stand for It. If we wero at our
homes we could entertain our friends
w Ithout any chaperon fussing around
all the time. And It -we can't do the
same thing here we're going to strlk
so we will "
10,000 CLUBS IN
Many Civic Organizations to
Participate in Inaugu
ral Parade.
CoL Robert N. Harper, Chairman of
Committee, Receives Applications
from Suffrage Organizations.
From the communications that have
alreadv been received bv CoL Robert N
Harper chairman of the committee on
civli. organizations, it is estimated tliat
the number jf civic organizations that
will march In the inaugural parade will
be something over 10,000. Tlris estimate
was mad last night following a meet
ing of the committee, at which a ten
tative list of the organizations expected
In Washington was submitted
This list Is not complete at this time
and the numbers of the committee are
assured that bj the time all corners of
the country are heard from the num
ber will be material Increased, even
over the figures now at hand
Man 1
following Is the tentative list
Marliopa Count, Ariz Democratic As
Kociatlon, Central Democratic Club, of
Harrisburg. I'enn . National Fraternity
rages. Washington, D C . Duckworth
Clob, Cincinn itl, Ohio, W oodrow Hson
Club, Princeton. N J . Lexington, Mass..
Minute Men, Democratic Club from Rind
ing, Pa ; Gottfrled-Krueger Association,
Newark. N J . Jefferson Club. Phlladel-
nhia: l'rinceton Woodrow Wilson dub.
Governor of Mississippi ana staff. Cov
ernor of Missouri and staff. Governor
of Rhode Island and staff. Moss Green
Club, or Louisville. K , Original Wood
row Wilson Club, Trenton, N J . Gov
rnor of lutaUna and staff. Tenth Ward
Democratic Club Wilmington. DeL.
United Tox nunt Clubs of America. Seat
Pleasant, Md Democratic Club, oung
Men s Democratic Association, Washing
ton D C , District of Columbia civ !c
organizations. Junior Order United Amer
ican Mechanics, Atlanta, Go.; Tammany
Hall. New 'iork Citj . colored organ'za
tlons. CoL Harper told the meeting that he
had received a letter from a woman s
suffrage organization In a cit he re
fused to name asking that the suffragists
be allowed to take part in the parado In
automobiles, as they were unable to
march He said he had written them
they might ride horses, and that If thev
entered they would be asked to wt-ar
some distinctly uniform dress
It -was decided that the colors of Wash
ington will be adopted as tho colors un
der which the company of mounted busi
ness nu.n shall ride These colors are
green and white The uniform of the
troop will conist of silk hats und frock
coats, and the saddles and bridles of the
mounts will be decorated with the clt s
Mnny from Sonth.
That there will be a largo representa
tion from the Southern States, was an
nounced by Clarence J. Owen Invita
tions have been sent out broadcast to the
cities of the Southern Commercial Con
gress Already Mobile, Ala . has indi
cated that she will be represented by 200
and Montgomery will come with 100 Dr
Owen said that he believed that between
fifty and 100 civic bodies will attend the
inauguration from the South
Mr. Frost complimented Chairman Har
per on being the only one of the chair
men who has called a commlttco meeting
since tho inaugural work started
1 he Alpha Democratic Club, of tho "Na
tional Colored Democratic leaguc, held
ilk regular meeting Monday night at the
league headquarters, and made arrange
ments for the club to participate In the
parade. The club hereafter will be
known as the Colored W llon and Mar
shall Club of the District of Columbia.
Jelli Loir
atlOD Demnn
AVroiur In
New York, Jan . Setli Low. student
of economics and one time Mavor of
New York. to-da declared. In an ad
dress at a conference of the National
Civic Federation, that Justice Is on the
side of the liremen In their present tight
against the Eastern railroads for the
betterment of their condition. Mr. low
took notice of the Industrial Workers of
the World, but for this body he had only
In the pending controversy between
the railroads and the liremen." he said,
"both sides aro willing to arbitrate tnelr
differences; but the liremen demand that
the arbitration shall be carried on as
contemplated by tho i.rdman act.
that witnesses may be sworn and perjury
punished If it shall take place, while
the railroads stand Tor an arbitration
such as was held by agreement witn tne
engineers, in this controversy I thinK
the firemen are clearly right,"
Newark, N. J. Jan. SS A disastrous
fire broko out at 1.30 o'clock this morn
ing In the storage warehouse of Kirch
& Co, In Bank Street, and Is threat
ening the block extending from Bank
to .Washington Street.
Five alarms have been turned In and
every piece of fire apparatus Is on the
The fire Is near the heart of the shop
ping district.
Six-hour Executive Session
Accomplishes No Action on
Taft Nominations.
Edible Qualities of Gophers and Good
Roads Subjects of Weighty
A partisan tup of war In the Senate
vesterday, behind the closed doors of
sn executive session, involving the
question of the confirmation of Presi
dent Taffs nominations, was ended ab
ruptly Just before 7 o'clock when one
Senator recalled that the Congressional
reception at the White House was to
occur last night Tne senate naa on
In continuous executive session for
more than six hours Closing the doors
for tho avowed purpose of taking; up
nominations, the Senate consumed more
than six hours' time without actually
considering a single nomination. More
than J.000 unconfirmed nominations,
sent to the Senate by President Taft
since the election, are pending.
Whether the struggle will be re
..m. m.itnv Is verv doubtful. Repub
lican leaders were ready to admit their
helplessness at tne close or mo "irtu
.i, ....inn last nlcht. They readily
conceded that the Democrats had the
nnno. tn prevent the connrmauoa oi
any great number of nominations, and
the Democrats snoweo, aiapusi""" -"
exercise tho power.
I'mitreulvei Stay Itrny.
A number of the Progressives, includ
ing Senators a Follette and Polndexter.
rema'ned away from the Republican cau
cus vesterdav purposeb , it was believed
There had been rumors that three or
more of the Progressives would aid the
Democrats In the fight If It ever came
to a test of strength, and their absence
from tho Republican conference yester
day apparently confirmed this rumor In
the minds of Republican leaders.
The session jesterday degenerated Into
a Democratic filibuster There wero six
separate votes taken by roll call, and
three calls of the Senate to obtain a
quorum But not a single nomination
was involved In any of the Issues de
rided b these votes Two appeals were
taken from decisions or tne cnair, no
In eseh Instance the chair was sustained
But the appeals, necessary roll calls, and
incidental debate served to kill time
Thero were some amusing incidents.
Senator John Sharp Williams of Mis
sissippi spoke for noarlv two hours on
the nubject of the development of aero-
,n,. i ,h- iTnlte Stales.
Ilrltiirs In IlnnUet.
When the Senate closer! Its doors.
Senator Cullom moved that nominations
to which objections had been offered, be
passed over for the time, and that the
Sen te t ike up the list of unobjected
nominations and confirm them as rapidlj
as possible The Democrats promptlj
objected Points of order were made
and over-ruled by the chair, and appeals
taken The Senate never got beond
th consideration of Senator Cullom s
motion The Democrats have adopted
the policy of not allowing even the un
objected nominations, such as army,
navy and diplomatic, to be confirmed,
because as long as the-o can be kept
before the Senate. It serves to obstruct
the nomination further down the list,
and whenever a suggestion Is made to
pass over any nominations, the Demo
crats lmmedlatelv demand that confirma
tions be mado in the order of tho list
of nominations
Senator John Sharp Williams passed
easily from the subject of aeronautics
to light fiction ond human Interest
stories, and he turned to Senator Lodge
and asked him how many Senators had
realb read and appreciated Dickens
Senator Williams suggested that there
was no more important matter bfore
the Senate than the thorough understand
ing of Charles Diekens. and he cave
notice- that to-morrow. If opportunity were
auorafd mm Denina ciosea uoors, ne
would open a school of Instruction for
his colleagues, with a view of enlighten-
lns them as to Nicholas NIckleby, David
Copperfleld. and other popular works
from the pen of this author This sug
gestion gave the Republican Senators a
decldcdlv tired feeling, but they actuallv
grew faint when Senator Hoke Smith
brought In a clothes basket filled with'
government documents and began
read from them Some of these dealt
with diseases of tho horse, others pre
pared by learded specialists In the
Agricultural Department, related epi
curean experiences In eating locusts and
gophers. Senator Smith hardv Invaded
his choice librarj, but he promised to go
deeper Into tho improvised clothes basket
library In tho future.
Senator Claude Swanson talked on the
value of good reads to expedite parcel
post and rural delivery.
Meanwhile, President Taft continues to
send in large grists of nominations.
batch of more than a hundred nomina
tions of postmasters were received In the
Senate vesterday from tns white House
Europe Awaits Reply of Turkey to
Note of Powers Delegates
Maintain Quiet
London, Jan rg. The outlook for peaco
appears as black as ever. Turkej's reply
to the powers' note, which Is expected to
be delivered to-morrow. Is almost certain
to be a polite refusal to make further
The peace delegates, who ore already
leaving London, nave waaned their
r-andss of the negotiations, leaving the
matter to the powers for a solution. In
the meantime Roumanla, taking advan
tage of the situation created by the
Turkish coup d'etat, has increased her
demands upon Bulgaria, and now coolly
requests a whole province. Tho general
opinion Is that it she gets it aha will
do so by force.
A despatch to the Times from Vienna
sajs the following telegram was Issued
to-day by the Austrian official news
agency under date of Constantinople,
January 27:
"Persistent rumors affirm that grave
disturbances have arisen In the army at
Shatalrja. between the partisan of the
Young Turks and those of Nazlm Pasha.
A sanguinary conflict between the troops
is even said to have occurred. Authentic
confirmation of this rumor Is lacking
Talaat Bey went early this morning to
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Pennsylvania Takes Action on
Freight Shipments, Effec
tive March 1.
Dlxcontlnuance of free deliver f
freight shipments tn v ashington by tne
Pennslvama Railroad Company on
March 1 will be announced in nbrtef
to Do Hied by the company with the in
terstate Commerce commls'lon to-day.
and the chan;e from a practice, which,
according to the company was estab
lished In 1KT3 to relieve congestion in
Washington freight terminals, probably
will arouse a storm of protest from mer
chants and other citizens of the District
The Pennsvlvanla last nlsht Issued a
tatement that this practice, which was
n unusual one, was confined to certain
classes of shipments originating In the
territory adjaec, t to the Atlantla sea
board and north of Wilmington.
THe reason for this was that at that
time most of the supplies of manufac
tured articles which Washington used
came from the North Atlantic States.
TMs cordition lias changed with the
growth of manufacturing and supplies
from the West, to which traffic freo de
livery was not extended The continu
ance of this practice has now drifted Into
Washington, enjovlmr a privilege which
is accorded to hardly any other city of
the United States.
As,the plan never extended to shln-
ments from the North and South, the
withdrawn privileges will not affect traf
fic from these territories in any way
.ot I'rniiniii-nt Plan.
The plan of free deliverv oriri.
nally adopted as a temporary expedient
and was never intended to be perma
nent "
"The original boundaries of free de
liver were practically co-terminus with
the old clt of Washington The Inter
state Commerce Commission has In two
recent decisions, however, extended the
area of this free deliver' on the ground
that If there was to be free delivery at
all, the limits then prescribed served
as an unjust discrimination against
consignees outside of the free delivery
area. The most recent decision of the
commission on this point orders that
the railroad on or before March 1. wii
further extend Its free delivery area to
viiausiin. ao long as such service
. njoved by Georgetown and while no
ireignt station Is maintained at Ana
New York Jan 3.-Out West there Is
a sajlng that five aces In one deck of
cards Is synonomou3 with sudden death.
Six ace, however, were found In a pack
that four cattlemen anttwo strangera
played with on the liner Minneapolis,
which arrived from London to-day. and all
were alive to tell the tale. The four
cattlemen were James R. Hastings and
Jesse Harbon. of Butte. Mont . Francis
McDermott, of Austin, Tex and C. B.
Curie, of Kansas City.
There was JWO at stake In the gamo in
question Monday night, when the'show-'
Sown came, and the plajers showed
hands containing six aces. An Investiga
tion showed that two cards were missing
from the deck before the play started,
and a. careless steward had substituted
two aces without looking to see what
cards were last.
Lord Chief Justice- III.
London. Jan. 28. Lord Alverstone, the
Lord Chief Justice, Is critically ill. All
his relatives have been summoned to
his bedside.
Seek ranlon for Reporter.
Havana, Jan. IS. The Havana Re
porters' Association, at a meeting to
night, addressed a petition to the govern
ment for tne paraon of jsnrlque Maza.
who assaulted Secretary Gibson, of the
American Legation, some months ago.
Spend the Lenten Season tn the South.
MSKe your pians now, spienaia resorts
at Ashevllle. the Land of the Sk , Aiken,
AUgusxa, v.oiumois, unarieston. savan
nah. Brunswick, Florida, Nassau. Cuba.
New Orleans. Southern Railway offers
superior through service. Consult agents,
7C6 lith St. and SC6 F St nw.
Martha Bowers, Chum of the
President's Daughter, Bare
ly Ecapes Death.
RiderVrYna Fractured and Scalp Cut
Various Reports of Accident
Spread Through Gty.
Miss Martha, Bowers, daughter of the
late Solicitor General Bowers and Mrs
Bowers, beautiful society belle and horse
woman of Washington and chum of Miss
Helen Taft, narrowly escaped instant
death late yesterday afternoon at Six
teenth and U Streets Northwest, when
Bob. a big chestnut Kentucky thorough.
bred and pride of tha White Houat
stables, climaxed Miss Taft's rldlnr
party after leaving Rock Creek Park b
killing himself with a frantlo plunge Into
the side of a street car at the end of a
wild dash down Sixteenth Street.
As Bob, whose spirit and rare gaits
had made him the favorlto mount of
Miss Bowers, famed for daring in eques
trlan accomplishments, met his Water
loo, his white-flecked reck broke under
his Impact with the car. the pretty girl
upon his back was-catapulted over the
car roof, falling, a huddled figure, upon
the asphalt.
Miss Taft, drawln-r rein at the ncene
of the accident a few minutes later
glanced at the (rtitl body of the horse
swept the wrecked vestibule of th car
with startled ees. and fainted. As she
swayed, about to fall from her saddle
Miss raft was caught In the arms oi
Dr Cary Grayson, L. S N, aid at th
v nite House, wno was a member or the
riding party. Miss Taft revived in a few
seconds. f.
Crle for Her ChnmT
"Where Is Martha" gasped the Preei
dent s daughter, as though dre-iding u
hear the reply witn Dr. orason ano
Miss Isabel v mcent. of at. raui. Minn
a house guest at the executive mansion
Miss Taft was shown to the residence ot
Dr H Arthur Uaylor. at lict U street
but fifty ards from the scene of th
Mlts Taft dljplaved rare self-control as
she was ushered with SIlss Vincent Into
the room where Miss Rowers la'
stretched on an operating table, a wan
smile on her cut and bruised face, prett
even under a sadly disarranged coiffure
Miss Taft quickly r--ted Miss Bowers
torn htibit, limp left fcu. and wounded
scalp The President s daughter and
Miss Mncent, who have been taught the
fclence of first aid by Miss Mabet Boar.!
man. of the American Red Cross, ns
ramed the role of nurse?
Dr G raj son and Dr Taylor ther
quickly set about their work. Ml"
Rowers left arm. fractured Just abova
the wrist, was set and splinted, the
young patient talking softly the mean
while, and only pressing her teeth to
gether when the acute pain checked her
word; A pilnful wound in the scalp
showed the force with which Mi's
Bowers head had struct the aitnHalr
Tha laceration was dressed
Ithurb. here." said Miss Bowers
placing her uninjured right hand to her
side Miss Taft missed tho significant
gance that passed between Dr Grayson
end Dr. Talor Both had suspected
that Miss Bowers had sustained internal
injuries, but they did not wish their
suspicions to become known to tha vol
unteer nurses
flirt's Mather Notified.
Word has been telephoned to th.
mother of the Injured girl, and Mr
Bowers, widow of Judge Lloyd Bowers.
Solicitor General of the United State,
ri ached the house in a short time.
A private ambulance had been sum
moned and Miss Bowers was removed to
Garfield Hospital. She was accompanied
b her mother and Dr. To lor Miss
Taft, still ignorant of tho seriousness of
Miss Bowers njtirie. kissed her good-by
and was driven in an auto to the White
Houe. accompanied by Miss Vincent and
Dr Grayson
After dining. Miss Tart and Miss Vln
vent visited Miss Bowers at the hospital.
The patient appeared so cheerful and
talked of her hurts so lightly that her
visitors left the hospital, without learn
ing of the fears entertained for Miss
Bowers Miss Taft and Miss Vincent
attended the rccertlon at the White
House In tho evening and were almost
continually the center of groups, curious
to learn of the near-fatal accldint.
News of the accident spread over th
city with wireless rapidity, but by some
strange chance, the report gained cred
ence that Miss Taft herself had been
dangerous! hurt Tho accident happen
ed at a few minutes after t o'clock and
In less than thirty minutes sensational
rumors were current throughout the
Conllnneil on Paste Trro.
dined by solon's
New Jersey Senators Prepare Elabo
rate Spread with Pretty Girls
as Waitresses.
AtlanU City. N J, Jan. CS -Novel
decorations that suggested his coming
elevation to tho Presidency of the
United States, featured tho dinner given
Gov. Woodrow Wilson hero to-night at
the Marlborpugn-Rlenheim by the Senate
of New Jerse. which, a Jcar ago. Jol
lied the President-elect on his Presiden
tial aspirations at a similar affair.
Twenty-two pretty girl waitresses, one
for each of the Senators, and a tall,
statuesque blond, who anticipated every
wish of the future national executive,
served the dinner.
Tho center tt the , board was subdi
vided to rtpreent thrtwent-one coun
ties ot New Jersey, with a Senatorial
figure In tho center of each, and wires
stretching to the White House In the
distance. A football on the steps of the
State capltol was labeled "Wilson's
Gov Wilson was much pleased when
he walked Into tho banquet hall and
sighted a White House, two feet high,
with windows flashing, m the center of
the table. Across the lawn. In front ot
the house, was the Inscription "His fu
ture domain."
Turning up tha path to the mansion
was a figure garbed in cap and gown.
Across the man's shoulders was strung
a cane, from tho end ot which dangled
a Iress suit case.
The face bore ztronz resemblance to
Gov. Wilson. Tho dinner was an exscu
tlve session from start to finish.

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