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avenue, with such northerly deviations as
may be necessary to bring the tracks im mediately in front of and adjacent to the main entrance of the station, two junc tions with existing tracks at .*>d and D streets northeast and at the northeast cor ner of Stanton square. The City and Suburban railway is di rected to extend its double track on North Capitol street southwardly from the inter section of G street to Massachusetts ave nue. there to connect with the tracks hereinbefore authorised on Massachusetts avenue. The Capital Traction Company is di rected to construct a double-track extend sion of its lines from C street and Dela ware avenue, along Delaware avenue to the plaza, together with a double-track loop passing in front of the station on the plaza: also n double-track extension beginning at Florida avenue and 7th street northwest southeastwardly along Florida avenue to its intersection with North Capitol street, thence along North Capitol street southwardly, over the ex isting tracks of the City and Skiburban railway, to its intersection with Massa chusetts avenue, thence along Massa chusetts avenue southeastwardly to the plaza; also a double-track connection from 1st and R streets southeast north wardly along 1st street east to B street north. The bill requires that there shall be at least two sets of double tracks immedi ately in front of the main entrance to the Vnion station, the most northern rail be ing not less than seventy feet from the axis of the south portico. Temporary Railway Proposed. The Washington Railway and Electric and the Capital Traction companies are authorized and directed to jointly con struct and operate by overhead trolley a temporary railway for passenger service from the Union station to the Intersection of North Capitol and C streets north, said tracks to be con structed within sixty days from the date of the approval of the act in ac cordance with plans approve! by the Commissioners of the District. It is required that the construction of the lines mentioned in the bill shall be commenced within thirty days of the passage of the bill and completed on or before February 1, 190t>. A number of minor and purely tech nical amendments to the bill were sug gested by 8enator Gallinger and agreed to before the passage of the measure. During the debate on the bill Chair man Smith of the House District com mittee was in the Senate chambcr lis tening closely to everything that was said. "ROUND-ROBIN" PETITION DISCUSSION OF PAPER SIGNED BY LOCAL TEACHERS. Hnmor of Coercion by Board of Edu cation?Reference to a Rule. Oyster's Denial. Yon're a liar! You're another! You're a knave! anil you're a fool! Rut the teacher- oh. the teacher Just went on a-teaching school. Fifty thousand tonka discarded: Breach of precedent and rule. But t^e teacher, simple creature, juet continued to teach school. Lawyers, trials, recriminations; Inefficient. brilliant. tool. But the teacher did full duty and kept on a-teacbing school. Now we're waiting In mild wonder F?r the people On the Rill; But the teacher, without flurry, busily is teaching still. The "round-robin" petition indorsing the board of education and asking that the present school law be given a further trial, sent through the schools of the District for the signatures of as many teachers as possible, and intended for sub mission to Congress, has caused much comment. Reports are being circulated Tjiat the members of the board are re sponsible for the circulation of the peti tion, and that they aro coercing the teach ers to sign the paper. This the board, through President Oyster, has denied em phatically. Another phase of the situation is the re lation of the petition to the rule of the board of education, adopted about three months ago, prohibiting teachers and other employes of the schools from trying to Influence legislation at the capital. Tne petition, it is learned, is addressed to Sanator Burkett, chairman of the sub committee on schools of the Senate Dis trict committee, and It sets forth that the teachers have confidence In the board, and asks that the law be given a further trial. It is understood that the petition was pre pared In opposition to the Dolliver bill for the reorganization of the system and in tended to have influence at the capital. The teachers who have the circulation of the petition In charge say that they expect to send the paper to the board with the request that the board s-iomit it to Senator Burkett, and thus escape violation of the rule. STEAMER LINES BLAMED. Held Responsible for the Large Im migration. Considerable discussion was provoked In the House of Representatives today over a bill appropriating $2."50,?>00 for an immigration station In Philadelphia. Because the measure was reported by the immigration committee a number of members thought thnt committee was encroaching on the domain of the com mittee on public buildings and grounds, but Mr. Bartholdt (Mo), its chairman, said he waived his rights in the matter Inasmuch as the money was to come out of the Immigration fund. Mr. I'nderwood (Ala.) sought to pin him down to a definite statement as to whether a general public building bill would be reported at this session, but Mr. Bartholdt. after some hesitation, replied that he. was not prepared to say. In the same connection condemnation was heaped upon the steamship companies by Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, who said they were responsible for the large immigra tion to the 1'nlted States, and the gov ernment should not encourage them by increasing their facilities. He had, he said, seen advertisements of steamship companies in Europe holding out false inducements to the ignorant class to go to the 1'nlted States The races coming to this country today, he declared, were wholly undesirable. Mr. Rennet of New York said that the advertisements complained of by Mr. Hepburn had been issued twenty years ago. but that no such advertisements were sent out now. THAT ANARCHLST PLOT. No News From Admiral Evans, at State Department or Embassy. I'p to a late hour this nfternqpn no word had been received at the Navy De partment from Rear Admiral Evans in regard to the reported anarchist plot to destroy one or more of the venseln of the Atlantic fl*et In the harbor of Rio de Janeiro, nor has any information on that subject reached the State Depart ment or the Brazilian embassy. Real Admiral Pillsbury was greatly surplscd at the newspaper publications regarding the mstter, and said that he had no official advices. "I cannot believe it. It seems nr.^p? s terous," said Admiral Plllsbury. It was, he said, about on a* par with the rumoi having its origin in Paris of an attempi to destroy th* battleships Connecticut and Missouri. He said that it would be a strange thing if the anarchists should go ?o far as Brazil bent on the destruction of the Pacific-bound fleet when they prob ably could carry out their plot with much Hi*a'<>r ease In this country. Thousand* of visitors annually visit the battleships at Haiupton roads. New York and otl.v places, and it would not b? a very difficult matter for any one having as an object the blowing up of a ship to carry out his Intention. Returned to This City. Assistant Secretary Oliver and Judge Advocate General Davis, who went to Boston to attend the meeting of the Na tional Guard Association, have returned to this city and were at the War De partment today. t Mr. Campbell's Views as to Kansas Delegates. MR. M. E.INGALLS ON BRYAN Thinks He Will Be the Democratic Nominee and Be Elected. NEBRASKA PATRONAGE FIGHT It Oought to Be Settled Next Satur day?Southern and Union Pacific Combination. "I do not believe the Kansas legislature Win take any action to prevent an early convention in our state to cleet delegates to the national convention," said Repre sentative Campbell of Kansas at the White House. "While I think it is certain that the legislature will pass a primary election law, one of the things for which it was called in special session, I am of the opinion that the law will be made to apply first to the election of delegates to the state convention that is to nominate candidates for state officers and not to the other convention. Whatever is done, however, I see no reason to expect that Secretary Taft will lose any delegates in our state." Mr. Campbells remarks were based upon a statement appearing in dispatches from Topeka that the legislature will pass a state primary law that will go into effect in ten days. If this should be done it would defer the state convention for election of delegates to the national con vention until May and be somewhat of a blow at the Taft prospects. The republican state committee of Kansas, at a meeting last Dece-mber. fixed Marcn as the date j for the first convention to elect delegates, . th; plan being to start the Taft boom roll- 1 ing that early in the year by an instructed delegation from Kansas. The convention to nominate state officers was fixed at a later date. If a state primary law is enacted at once the delegates will have i to be elected much later on and the con vention would be delayed until some time I in May. Says Bryan Will Be Elected. *" M. E. Ingalls, former railroad man, at present banker, business man and demo cratic leader in Cincinnati, paid his re spects to the President today. Speaking of the political situation, he said: "As it looks to ^ne, Taft will be the republican nominee and Bryan the democratic. I think Bryan will be elected. There does not seem to be any question that he can have the nomination if he wants it. If lie doesn't want it some man suitable to him will be nominated. No, I don't take much stock in these proposed conferences In New York or elsewhere designed to shelve Mr. Bryan. These same elements asked Bryan to stand out of the way four years ago and promised to do big things. What did they do? A most es timable man was nominated, but the par ty was badly defeated. "As to Ohio, I think Judge Harmon will have some delegates. He will get those from the Cincinnati district, anyhow. He Is a splendid man and would make a great candidate of the democratic party." Mr. Ingalls will return to the city sev eral days from now after a trip to New York. The Nebraska Patronage Fight. The collectorshlp of 'Internal revenue in Nebraska ought to be settled next Saturday. The ' Pres dent two days ago told Senators Burkett and Brown that hl? advice wis that they call the five iep~esentatlves of Nebraska into confer ence and settle the fight as to the col iector&hlp by a majority vote of the whole delegation. The two senators asked the representatives to meet them last Satur day afternoon. They laid the wholo thing before the lower house men, who promptly asked the senators to step out side a few minutes while they thought it over. They did the thinking stunt for over an hour, Vhile the senators walked, up and down the corridors outside the room. Then the doors were opened and the senators were told that by a vote of three to two the representatives had de cided that they had nothing to do with the little game of patronage, and didn't want to have anything to do with it. "We are willing to be sisters to you. but that's all." was the verdict. The senato s put up a great outcry. The President had told them that the fight must be settled that way. Furthermore, if the representatives would join them i his time they would be let in hereafter on all good things, all patronage to be settled by a vote of the delegation. This sounded good the fellows who have been getting nothing but small post of fices for years, and they finally agreed. A vote is to be taken next Saturday. " Southern-Union Pacific Combine. Attorney General Bonaparte had a con ference with the President today. It is understood that within a few days the Department of Justice will begin pro ceedings against the Union and Southern Pacific roads to determine whether they are bejng operated as a combination In restraint of trade. The question of what tho administration would do in these cases has been under consideration some time. There has been considerable talk of criminal prosecution against K. H. Harrlman. the head of both roads, but it Is said that this is not likely to be done. Senator Knox of Pennsylvania, in whom the President has much confidence as a trust buster, and Milton D. Purdy. the trust expert of the Department of Justice, were also in consultation with the Presi dent during the day, whether on the same subject was not learned. Use of the Elks' Teeth. Representative Knowland of California handed to the President today a letter from Judge Henry A. Melville of Oakland, past grand exalted ruler of the Elks, to gether with resolutions adopted under the administration of Judge Melville as head of the order, doing away with the" use of the elk's tooth as an emblem of the order. The President appreciated the action of the Elks, as it did away with one of the strong incentives for the slaughter of these animals. The teeth be came very valuable, largelv because they were bought by the Elks So be made into emblems. Artificial teeth are to be used instead of the genuine. Secretary I-oeh said today that there was no truth in a New York dispatch that the President lias donated to the Wash ington Jockey Club a handsome silver service to be awarded to the winner of t special race for registered thorough breds. ridden by commissioned army offi cers. to be run at Benning this spring. Representative Graff of Illinois intro duced Charles H. May. owner of the Pe oria Herald-Transcript. Senator Warren and Judge Vandeven ter. formerly in the Interior Department, now on the Federal bench in Wyoming, called upon the President. Indian Chief Received. A band of several Indian chiefs of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Ok a homa were introduced to the President to day by Indian Commissioner Leupp. They were an unusually superior-looking lot of Indians, and all of them own property in the new state They are in Washington to talk with the Indian office about mat ters of taxation. I'nder the Ireaty with the government, which has nine years yet to run, their real estate is exempt from taxation, but personal taxex are im posed. and th^ Indians do not understand the distinction between real estate and personal taxation. Among the visitors were Prairie Chief. Cloud t'hief. Wolf Chief. Little Wolf and Heap of Birds. To Elect Senators by Vote of People. Applications of the legislatures of Iowa. Nevada and Wisconsin for a constitution al convention by which the election of I'nited States senators by direct vote of the people may be oontidered were re ceived at the Capitol today. ONCE IN "BUSINESS" HERE WOMAN HELD IN NEW YORK KNOWN IN WASHINGTON. Ada Jean McKay, With Numerous Aliases. Accused of Swindling the Gothamites. Members of the local police department are much Interested hi the expose In New ork which has followed the arrest in that city of Ada Jean McKay, or Mary McKee, or Mrs. Ada J. White, or any one of a dozen other aliases, because, not so many years ago. the accused woman figured in a swindle here, in which many men prominent, in the affairs of the na tion were separated from goodly sums of , money. She also left a trail of bad checks in Washington, and the .sworn complaint of Robert Cohen, a shoe dealer at 10th and F streets northwest, is still on the records of the local department. Mr. Cohen knew her under the name of Ada Jean McKay, and alleged that she passed a worthless check at his store, March The check called for 111.70, and was given in payment for a pair of shoes. Mrs. McKay left this city before a warrant could be served upon her. According to the story printed in a ?ew \ork newspaper this morning, following Mrs. McKay s arrest, she has a police record in at least three cities? Boston New York and Washington? although nearly all of her later opera tions have been confined to Near York One of tier pet schemes Is said to be the Bungalow Park Land Company; an other, the American Touring Associa tion; still another, the International Progress Club, and finally, The "Golden Age Company. Sales of Stock. As the Bungalow Park Land Company she soid stock ' at $100 par salue to several persons. The ? Golden Age Company was the cloak for the Golden Age magazine, a pub lication which was used as the vehicle to secure several "paid-for-in-advance" advertisements, and also to "accept" manuscripts from amateur authors, W^re us<?d in turn to furnish in tioductions to prominent clubs and to prominent Individuals. The utility of the International Progress Club and tNe American Touring Association ki a financial way does not seem to have been as clearly established. But. aside trom her numerous schemes, Mrs. Mc Kay is accused of having passed a number of worthless checks on New .?rk merchants, and it is upon these charges that she is held for trial The story printed in New York this morning regarding the accused woman's exploits m Washington, is as follows: "Mrs. McKay, using the name of her husband, Charles F. McKay, went to Washington, D. C., during the winter of 1JU0. Armed with a prospectus of a pro posed book entitled 'Hands That Have Built Empires,' or 'Manual of Hand Psychology,' she began calling upon statesmen from President McKiniey down through the cabinet and Senate to Rep resentative Sulzer of New York. She stopped at the Hotel Gordon until she owed a month's board, and then she Is said to have registered at the Colonial Hotel as Mrs. A. A. Wallace. She was also known as Dr. E. L. Ferguson. Career in Washington. "Almost the first step in her Washing ton campaign was the issuing of invita tions saying: "Mrs. McKey requests the honor of casting your hand in plaster, to be used in an historical manual or psycho logical text book to be entitled 'Hands That Have Built Empires, Hotel Gordon. Washington. D. C.' The fee was $25. A large number paid in advance. "William Jennings Bryan received an in vitation and accepted it. He took Rep resentative Sulzer with him to the Hotel Gordon. For Mr. Sulzer Mrs. McKey pro fessed great admiration. She declared he had a most interesting hand and one that portrayed a great character. She pre dicted that in fifteen years he would be come President. "Just how she managed to obtain an audience in the White House Is not ex plained. but it is a fact that she had what she said was a cast of the hand of President McKiniey. Others of whose hands she took casts are Senator Davis of Minnesota. Speaker Henderson. Gen. Miles, Rear Admiral Schley. Representa tive Champ Clark, Olga Nethersole and Miss Ellen Terry. "March 12, 11)00, there came an explo sion when the police were notified of Mrs. McKey's skill in passing worthless checks on Washington shopkeepers. The clerks of the Hotel Gordon told of modistes, merchants and milliners who were losers. Robert L. Cohen, shoe mer chant, swore out a warrant for her ar rest, charging her with passing a fraudu lent check for $11.70. The police estimated that she had secured more than $1,000 on fraudulent checks passed on tradesmen." BRYANVERYBUSYMAN / SCHEDULED TO VISIT THIS CITY NEXT SATURDAY. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, January 20.?W. J. Bryan is moving eastward for the fourth time in five months, and will find New York and some other states along the Atlantic coast again the enemy's country, so far as democrats regard his nomination for President this year. Mr. Bryan is to be in Washington Saturday of this week, and there he will encounter open hostility to his nomination on the part of a large number of democratic senators and rep resentatives. It is reported from Wash ington that more than one-third of the democratic members of Congress arc op po.*d to the nomination of Bryan. Opposition to Bryan In tills city and state is beginning to take shape. A con Terence of conservative democrats has been called to meet in the Waldorf-As toria Thursday afternoon. This meeting is not called in the Interest of any can didate, but to devise ways and means to unite the party and secure the nomina tion of a conservative candidate for Presi dent. The first of a series of discussions of the present condition of the democratic party will be held in the Brooklyn Demo cratic Club tomorrow. These discussions, it is understood in advance, will be dis tinctly anti-Bryan in character. The Kings county delegates to the national convention, as well as those from New York county, will go to the convention un-? instructed. Cold Hand From Tammany^ Even tlie friends of Mr. Bryan lnvthis city say that the meeting In Cooper Union last Thursday niRht. which was arranged by Ills local press agents, did not help his campaign. The press agents tried hard to secure the attendance of some Tammany district leaders, in order to make it ap pear to the country at large that the meeting was a Tammany Indorsement of Bryan. None of the Tammany leaders at tended, ami the real purpose of the meet, ing was not accomplished. It Is well known that leader Murphy favors an uninstructed delegation to the national convention. With the aid of Big ami Little Tim Sulllvans he is now claw ing up the ranks of the organization so that there will be no contests at the March primary, and no chance that any congressional district convention in the county will Instruct its national conven ticn t!el? Kates. 1 joch 1 democrats who are closely watch ing the situation say that conditions have so far developed that It will be impossible for Mr. Bryan to capture the seventy, eight delegates from New York. The fact that this state Is against him. It is ex pected. will have an important Influence on the rest of the country. Mr. Bryan ig expected in this city a week from Satur day. Gen. Duvall Resumed His Duties. Gen. Duvall, assistant chief of staff, resumed his duties at the War Depart ment this morning, after about a week's | absence due to a bad cold. STOfly OF EVELYN TOLD ONCE AGAIN (Continued from First Page.) terposing himself between her and her husband, Mrs. Thaw's voice had a tone of womanly defiance in it that was lacking at the first trial, and that did not add to the effectiveness of her recital. * When the prosecutor occasionally would take his seat. Thaw would gaze intently at his wife. When Mr. Jerome was on his feet the defendant would crane his neck to get a view of the blue-clad figure on the witness stand with the round vel vet hat and its crown of violets. Mrs. Thaw, as last year, constantly re Iterated that she was repeating only what she had told Thaw in Paris. District At torney Jerome constantly objected when it seemed to him the witness was trans gressing. The witness, when Mr. Jerome offered some of his objections, would turn to him and insist: "That's what I told him, Mr. Jerome." Justice Dowllng ruled that Mrs. Thaw first must tell all she remembered of the conversation without any questioning from counsel unless it appeared the wit ness had forgdtten any details when her attention might be called to them. In the Studio. The witness said ler experience in the 24th street house occurred after her I mother had been sent by Stanford White to visit friends in Pittsburg. Mrs. Thaw said it was the day after she had gone with Stanford White to a studio in Bast 22d street to have some photographs taken in costume that she received a note from him asking her to lunch with e. party at the 24th street house after the theater. She was playing at the Casino at that time. "When we got to the house there was no one there except Mr. White and my self." continued the witness, "and he said: 'They have all turned me down; but never mind, we'll have dur supper and then I'll show you all over the house. Yon have never seen it.' " Mrs. Thaw's voice broke at last when she told of all that happened and she went on with some difficulty Thaw broke down completely and wept. The witness speedily regained her composure and resumed her narration. The story varied In no detail from the narrative of last year. "Mr. Thaw, when I told him, got very excited, and walked up and down the room and moaned and sobbed; his eyes were wild," said the witness. "He bit his nails and said. 'My God, my God.' " "How long did that keep up?" asked Mr. Littleton. "All night." "What did Mr. Thaw say when you had concluded?" "He said It was not my fault and that he thought just as much of me as ever. He said he wanted me to marry him, and I said it would make him the laughing stock of his friends, for some people knew of what had happened to me. He wanted to know a lot about my mother, and how often she had seen Stanford White and what he had done for her. I told him my mother did not know any thing about it." Worked All Night to Save Thaw's Life. Mrs. Thaw then. gave the details of securing physicians and the manner in which they worked over Thaw ull night to save his life. This was the first new incident she testified to. Going briefly over the incidents of 1004 in Europe and of Thaw's repeated offers of marriage, the witness said the wedding finally occurred in Pitts burg in April. 1003, in the presence of her mother and the members of Thaw's family, including his mother. Mr. Lit tleton here brought out the fact that Thaw and his wife had endeavored to secure" passage on the steamer Mrs. William Thaw had taken for Kurope the Saturday preceding the Monday on which the tragedy occurred. Unable to do this, they had engaged passage on a steamer leaving the Friday after the tragedy. Mrs. Thaw next took up the events on the evening of the shooting and told of the dinner party at Martin's? she and Thaw, Truxton Beale and Thomas McCaleb forming the party. Mrs. Thaw was about to tell about the note she slipped to Thaw at Mar tin's. reading: "That B. (blackguard) was here, but has gone away again," meaning Stanford White, when 'the luncheon recess was taken nt. 2:30 o'clock. The note is said to have been mislaid, but its contents will be ad mitted. Evelyn Nesbit'g Story. With the probability that Justice Dow ling will not grant District Attorney Jer ome's request that the testimony of Eve lyn Nesbit Thaw be heard in secret, the latter will resume the stand today. The attorneys for the defense seem -to think that the district attorney has some ulterior motive In attempting to exclude the publle from the trial, and their at titude will doubtless prevent the judge from complying with Mr. Jerome's sug gestion. The story which Mrs. Thaw will tell will, In all probability, be practically the same as that she told before, although it is possible that the district attorney may be able to keep some of the original story off the record. He was much more careful last Friday in objecting to all parts of Mrs. Thaw's testimony that were not entirely material to the case, and has already succeeded in keeping out much minor matter that served on the first trial to lend color to her story. It seems that Mr. Jerome is preparing for a cross-examination of Mrs. Thaw which will be fully as severe as the one she underwent at the last trial. Mr. Jer ome is now fully conversant with the story, and has had nearly a year in which to study it from every point of view and prepare himself for a cross-examination that may be even more searching than the first one. Mrs. William Thaw, the prisoner's mother, who told part of her story Fri day. will probably follow the younger Mrs. Thaw on the stand if her health Is equal to the strain. ?Public Not Excluded. When the trial was resumed at 10:20 o'clock this morning Mrs. Evelyn Nes l.v Thaw was called to the stand to re peat the story of a year ago. District Attorney Jerome immediately renewed his motion of last Friday afternoon that the public, including the representatives of newspapers, be excluded from the courtroom. He cited a criminal case tried in Monroe county several years ago as a precedent for excluding all persons ex cept those immediately concerned with the trial. Mr. Littleton, for the defense, said he desired to leave the matter entirely in the hands of the court. District Attorney Jerome declared he understood Mr. Littleton to join in the motion when It was made last Friday, and did not quite grasp the change of front. ' "I said on Friday," retorted Mr. Little ton. "that I would like to spare Mrs. Thaw frpm the gaze of the Idly curious, but as to all points of legality and pro priety, I reltterate what I said then, that the matter rests entirely with the court." Justice Dowling said he had consulted all the authorities cited by the district attorney and could find no warrant under the constitution for excluding the public from a capital case. The harm done by publishing the details of revolting testi mony, he added, was more than offset by th?> safeguards thrown around a de fendant by granting him "a speedy and public hearing." "The court will not exclude any one who conducts himself with propriety." Mr Jerome Objects. Mr. Littleton then asked Mrs. Thaw to telf the story of her experience with Stanford White as she told it to Thaw in Paris in 1903, when he asked her to be come his wife. District Attorney Jerome was at once on his feet with a strenuous objection. He argued the matter at some length. "Here Is a recital of years before the homicide." declared the prosecutor. "It certainly does not come within the Wood case, where the man to whom the story was told was so mentally affected that he Immediately went off and killed a man. It Is absurd on the face of It to say that this conversation three years before ac- i counted for the insanity of the defendant at the time of the killing." Justice Dowling interrupted the district attorney to say that he found nothing in the authorities fixing a time limit to con versations or statements inducing or tend ing to induce Insanity. He thought the ! Wood case covered the point and over- 1 ruled the objection. In the Velvet Swing. Young Mrs. Thaw was suffering today from a bad cold and coughed frequently while testifying. In response to questions from Mr. Lit tleton, the witness-told again, but more briefly than last year, of her experience in the 24th street house, where she was taken to lunch with Stanford White, and drank champagne and became dizzy. 8he told again of the velvet swing and the' mirrored room, and the big Japanese parasol attached to the ceiling. "Every time you were swung up to the ceiling your feet would crash through the paper of the parasol." said the witness, 'and a fresh one would be put up." BIRTHDAY OF GEN. LEE ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED IN A NUMBER OF CITIES. Special Dispatch to The Star. PETERSBURG, Va., January 20.-Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday was observed In Petersburg today by the closing of the banks and the different offices. There was a parade of A. P. Hill Camp of Con federate Veterans; A. P. Hill Camp. Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Peters burg Grays. Petersburg Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy gave a tea at which crosses of honor were presented to those of the Confederate veterans who had not previously received them. To night A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans will give a banquet at Masonic Hall. Exercises at Memphis. MEMPHIS, Tenn..' January 19.?The birthday of Gen. Robert E. Lee was ob served here today with appropriate exer cises conducted under the auspices of the local company of Confederate veterans. Among the features of the exercises was the presentation of crosses of honor by the Daughters of the Confederacy to a number of veterans. Services' in Winchester. WINCHESTER, Va.. January 20.?With sermons in several churches and special memorial services at the. Presbyterian Church last evening the anniversary of the birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee was cele brated in Winchester. The services were under the auspices of Gen. Turner Ashby Camp, Confederate Veterans, and the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. The battalion of cadets of the Shenandoah Valley Academy acied as military escort to the Confederate camp. Rev. Dr. J. Horace Lacy, the pastor of the Presbyterian Church, was the princi pal speaker. A memorial sermon on Gen. Lee was also preached by Rev. William D. Smith of Christ P. E. Church. Celebration at Baltimore. BALTIMORE, January 20.?With little ceremony, the 101st anniversary of the birth of Gen. Robert K. Lee passed un eventfully yesterday. An oyster roast was given at the Confederate Women's Home, 1020 Linden avenue. The home was pret tily decorated with palms and flowers. It was also the birthday of Mrs. Dorothy Swann, who is eighty-four years old, and an inmate of the home. Mrs. Swann was born in Caroline county, Virginia. Her two sons. James Monroe Swann. who is an inmate of the Confederaie Soldiers' Home, at PikesvlIIe, and the late George F. Swann, both fought in the civil war. A special dinner was served at the Confed erate Soldiers' Home, Pikesville, and me morial services were held in the chapel. Tonight the Society of the Army and Navy oi" the Confederate States in Mary land will hold a banquet at the Hotel Ker nan. More than 200 members will be pres ent. Among the prominent speakers will be Senator Daniel of Virginia. LORD CURZON IS ELECTED. Chosen as av Representative Irish Peer. DUBLIN, January 20.?The Irish peers voted today upon Lord Curzon's candi dacy to the seat in the IriBh peerage va cated by the death of Lord Kilmaine. It is unofficially stated that Curson was elected. The official announcement will be made tomorrow. Lord.Curzon had expected to be able to take his seat in the house of lords as a former viceroy of India, but Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman refused to further his ambition In that direction on the ground that he should have been ap pointed, if at all, by Balfour, the preced ing prime minister. Then a nomination was offered him by a number of Irish peers, and he accepted It. There was considerable opposition to him in Dublin and other Irish political centers as "the Englishman who has nothing to do with Ireland, and who looks for Irish votes merely as a means of carrying on his own political career." One of his opponents said of him: "Lord Curzon is not Irish, he owns no interests or stock In Ireland, and. as Sir Charles Dllke used to say to his friends, never interested himself in Irish affairs because no credit was to be had from them." Besides It argued that Curzon would, sooner or later, Inherit a seat In the lords on the death of his father. Lord Scarsdale. Meanwhile he will hold a seat properly belonging to an Irishman. Nevertheless Lord Curzon won, beat ing among other competitors Lords Farn ham and Ashtown, both Irishmen. His election will add piquancy to the contest between him and Campbell Bannerman for the lord rectorship of Glasgow Uni versity,* the election for which will take place next month. DR. EVERSFIELD DEAD. Maryland Physician Victim of Acute Indigestion. Dr. William Octavlus Eversfleld. resident physician at the Maryland Agricultural College, died suddenly thi? morning at 2 o'clock, at his home in College Park, Md., from an attack of acute indigestion. Dr. Eversfleld was born on the old Evers fleld estate in Montgomery county, sixty seven years ago. Up to the time of his death he had enjoyed very good health, and his sudden demise was a shock to his relatives Pnd friends. Dr. Evfrstleld's early education was re ceived In the public schools of Montgom ery county. He graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis, when a very young man. lie entered the University of Vir ginia and was graduated, and also was a graduate of the University of Pennsyl vania. After leaving the latter institution he entered Dr. Agnew's school of surgery at Philadelphia and graduated with hon ors. Just prior to the civil war he was senior surgeon of the Panama railroad, and at the breaking out of the rebellion he was surgeon of the 1st United States Cavalry, | and continued with this force until the close of the war. I Dr. Eversfleld was ex-president of the I Prince George County Medical Association and a member of the American, the Mary land and the District of Columbia medical I associations, respectively. He was a char | ter member of both Mount Hermon and I Birmingham lodges, A. F. and A'. M., un der the Maryland jurisdiction. For the I first time since its organization Dr. Evers | field was unable to attend a meeting of the Prince George County Medical Asso ciation last Saturday night. The funeral Will take place from the old Beltsville St. John's Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the services will be In charge of Mount Hermon Ma sonic I>odge. Dr. Eversfleld's wife, one son and two daughters survive him. > r HIS FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY BEV. DR. A. W. PITZER'S TERM A3 PASTOR. Services Held in Commemoration at the Central Presbyterian Church. Congratulations Extended. 4In celebration of the fortieth anniversary o'f his pastorate. Rev. Dr. A. W. Pltzer preached a sermon at the Central Presby-! terian Church yesterday morning. The celebration, which also marked the for tieth anniversary of the founding of t?he church, was made notable by the raising of $2,300 to pay for extensive repairs made to the edifice within the pp?st year. A large audience greeted the Veteran pastor emeritus, and both before and after the morning service he was the center of enthusiastic groups of members of the congregation who extended their congrat ulations. In opening his sermon Dr. Pltzer said he wished to express his thankfulness to God that he has been spared to serve the church for forty years. It was a rare ex perience, he declared, and he appreciated the honor of It. Me wished to congratulate the church, <he said, on several points. First, he commented on the fact that the church has recently been renovated and beauti fied, in excellent taste, at a cost of $2,300. The new pastor. Rev. James H. Taylor, was the subject of his next congratula tions. He recounted the experiences which led to the calling of Mr. Taylor how he came to preach In the ohurch ac cidentally, after the congregation had heard twenty or thirty different candi dates. and how the congregation decided to call him after hearing two sermons. He added that the new pastor not only has helil all of the old members of tihe congregation, but also has Increased the membership of the church. In the third place. Dr. Pltzer said, he extended his congratulations upon the election of addi tional elders and deacons for the church, the new officers, he said, being of fine character. Dr. Pitzer's Discourse. Dr. Pltzer next turned to a discussion of the principles which actuated the movers In the enterprise, the anniversary of which was celebrated yesterday, and of the prin ciples upheld by the church since. In part, he said: ? "First, the church was started right. It originated in no bad feeling. It is record ed by one of the first members of the church: 'It is our love for the truth and scriptural worshiD of God that has ac tuated us in starting this church.' It was non a secession, a rebel, a political or a sectional church. It was for all men alike. From the first day until now men from the north and men from the south, demo crats and republicans, have found here a church home. "Secondly, the churcjs was not antago nist to any other chufch. Its work was not to contend with Its brethren in Christ as to minor points in theology and church government. When the world Is asking. 'Is there a God?" 'Is there a Bible?' 'Is there a judirment?' we cannot waste time In discussing the refinements of ecclesias ticism. "But thirdly, we have always been true and faithful to the system of doctrine and government contained in the standards of our church. We have no apologies to make .''or being Calvlnists or Presbyteri ans. Personally I do not believe that Calvin was infallible, nor Is every one of the many affirmations of the confession of faith of the church: but I do believe that the system as a whole is a statement of truth Riven by God in the sacred Scrip tures. "Fourth, we have exalted the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments as the word of God that abideth forever. And after fifty yearn of dally and earnest studv of these sacred books, I am more assured than ever that they are the works not of man. but of God. "Lastly, all we have done and are now dolnic is to exalt the Lord Jesus, the Son of God. the Son of Man. the Divine Re deemer and the only name given under heaven among men whereby sinners can be saved." EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETS ? PRESIDENT GOMPERS OF THE A. F. L. SUBMITS REPORT. t Besume of the Work?Mention of Injunction Proceedings?Re ceipts and Expenditures. The report of President Samuel Gom pers of the American Federation of Labor was the principal matter considered by the executive council of that organiza tion at Its session this morning at head quarters In Typographical Temple. The report of Secretary Frank Morrison was also presented and showed a marked in crease In the membership and finances of the American Federation of Labor. The only absentee was John Mitchell, who is said to be in attendance at the convention of the United Mine Workers of America. President Gompers' report comprised a resume of the work of the Federation of I^abor since the convention at Norfolk last November. He enumerated all the resolutions that were adopted at the Nor folk convention, and said he had carried them out or made such disposition ol them as was necessary for their consum mation. The report dealt with the in terests of. labor in Its economic aspect as well as legislation sought at the hands of Congress and state legislatures. He reviewed the conditions of various, organizations, local, state and national, showing that steady progress has been made: that the literature of the Ameri can Federation of Labor has been trans lated Into German, Spanish. French and Yiddish, and that much of the literature will be utilized not only throughout the United States, but will be placed in the hands of immigrants coming into this country "that they may be Informed as to labor conditions and have a better un derstanding as to their duties to this country." Injunction Proceedings. The subject of the suit of the Bucks Range Company against the Federation and the injunation against the A. F. L. was reported to the council officially by Mr. Gompers. and he stated that an edi torial has been written dealing with the matter which will appear in the Federa tionist, organ of the A. F. L., for Feb ruary. He said It will be a review of the injunction with the principles involved. He also officially announced that Alton B. Parker, former chief Justice of the court of appeals of New York, has been retained as senior counsel in behalf of the federation in the suit and injunction case, with Ralston & Sitldons. President Gompers stated that in ac cordance with the authority of the exec utive council a circular has been pre pared and will be aent broadcast asking for voluntary financial contributions to aid in the defense of the suit and in junction matter, particularly as regards the constitutional guarantees of a free press and free speech. Attention was called to direction of the Norfolk convent.on of the federation in regard to such political action as may be necessary to secure the enactment of measures affecting organized labor, par ticularly as to the abuse of the injunc tion. child labor, the enforcement of the eight-hour law and to prevent the labor of convicts from competition with the free labor of this country. * It was stated that a circular has been issued for the holding of a convention at Huntington. W. Va., next month for the establishment of a state Federation of Labor. An. organizer will be sent there to assist in the work. To Ossiet Movement. Attention was called to the forthcoming conference of representatives of the build ing trades of the United 8tates for the formation of a building trades section of the American Federation of Labor. The conference will be held In this cdtjr Febru ary 10. The council decided to assist in that movement. President Gompers reported that the jury of awards of the Jamestownicxposi tion had given a gold medal ard diploma to the federation for its exhibit there. It was recommended that all labor or ganisations be asked to aid the bureau* of labor of the several states in collecting labor data for the I>epartment of Com merce and Labor, and that companies and corporations be required to give full in formation on such subjects. It was al.?o recommended that legislation be demand ed In the various states and cities relative to the regulations, if any, that may be in force for the protection of the lives an<i limbs of workmen enguged in the con struction of buildings; also what safety appliance# ar% employed by railroads In transportation and in tleir shops. Mr. Gompers mentioned the recent mine hor rors and declared it is nee ess ary to secure legislation to protect the miners. Secretary Frank Morrison, in his report for the p:?t three months, showed that the receipts of the A. F. L. had been H?t. :t25.SW; expenditures. $47,240.?N; leaving a balance in the treasury January 1. of 9141.flP5.33. Sixty charters were Issued the past quarter, as foTlows: One sty'.e branch, fourteen central labor unions, thirty-six local trades unions, nine local federal labor unions. A recess was taken until this afternoon. CASTAWAYS RESCUED WRECKED CHEW LIVED EIGHT MONTHS ON DESERT ISLAND. VICTORIA, B. C.. January 20.-The steamer Mlowera a-rived today from Aus tralia bringing details regarding the tlnd Ing of the castaways from the wrecked barkentlne Dundonald, who, for eight months struggled to exlsi on Disappoint ment Island. 200 miles south of New Zea land. Dundonald, with a crew of twenty seven, was smashed on the rocks off the island March 7 last, twelve being d-own ed and fifteen survivors were found at Auckland Island, which they reached in a rudely fashioned boat eight months afterward, by the New Zealand steamer Hlneoma. The castaways lived Qn mollyhawks and seals, and built a fire and kept it go ing for seven months, until May. Can vas from the ship was uaed for cohering Cold weather came with snow and hall, and with their hands only they dug holes in the ground above which huts were built. In these they lived on mollyhawks and seals. At first they cooked food on the fire, but later built a mud oven and cooked food on a spit. Built a Strange Craft. They knew a government food depot was placed In Auckland Island, five miles away, and finally decided to build a boat. In July a strange looking boat was fash ioned of crooked sticks and canvas, cloth ing and blankets saved irom the sh p also being used. A small bone, saved from a bird, with a hole pierced in it was us d as a needle and some wire from the ship was used. The boat started July 31, but, failing to find the depot, the men came back August 9. They used four or their six valuable matches. A second boat was built in September and a third In October, but these were smashed. They then sent the first boat ahead and after walking through brush and scrub for fifteen miles, the food depot was found. There was a good boat there and, making sails from their cloth ing, the boat's crew went back to Disap pointment Island and brought the others to Auckland Island. The Hineoma. pass ing with a scientific party, saw the sig nals and a month after they reached Auc viand, rescued them. GLASS PLANT BURNED $100,000 FIRE AT C0FFEYVILLS, ? KAN.?400 OUT OF WORK. COFFEYVILLE, K?n., January 20? Fire yesterday destroyed the Sunflower Glass Company plant, causing damage of $100,000. The property was partly insured. Four hundred men are thrown out of em ployment by the Are. The plant has been closed down for several months. B. F. Burke of Indiana, the principal owner, had been preparing to open the plant to day. ! Buffalo Club Building Damaged. ? BUFFALO. N. Y? January 20-The building of the Colonial Club, on Lafayette avenue, was damaged by fire last night to the extent of $T>.000. Daniel O'Connor, a fireman, remained in the burning building too long, and was overcome by smoke, dying soon after be ing removed. APPLIES FOR RELEASE. Andrew Leo Lucas Asks for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Charles F. Tabler and Andrew Leo Lucas, who were arrested in this city Sat urday night in connection with the in vestigation of the .theft of car tickets of the Washington Railway and Electric Company from the establishment of th?> Hamilton Bank Note Company, 88 Gold street. New York city, as stated in The Sunday Star, will probably be arraigned in the Police Court tomorrow morning. Warrants were sworn out against the men today by Detectives Mullen and Ver million. Tabler is charged with the lar ceny of 14.838 tickets, and Lucas is cnarged with having received them It is said Tabler may be returned to New York for trial, because the theft is alleged to have occurred in that city. Harry Wlmzatt and George Myora, two of the men who were arrested in New York, It is reported, were held in $l.'Mio security each yesterday when taken before Magistrate Butts In the Tombs police court. Tabler and Lucas were taken to po lice headquarters yesterday and ques tioned by Inspector Boardman and A. L. Drummond. superintendent of the Drummond detective agency. Gen. George H. Harries, vice president of the \\ushington Railway and Electric Company, was also in attendance. Inspector Boardman said that Lucas ad mitted having received the tickets and disposed of (Mime of them. During the time the investigation was in progress, it is stated, many of the tickets weie purchased by persons who were employed to get evidence. Harry Wimsatt. one of the two men under arrest in New York, it Is stated, lived in this city a number of years, his parents having come here from Alexandria. Va. Wimsatt, it is said, is the man who gained notoriety several years ago when he was manager of tlio Florodora girl, Marie Gamble, who after ward n>arried Freddie Gebhardt. being with the show at the time. Last year, friends of Wimsatt sav, he married a telephone operator. l,eo Lucas, arrested in connection with the alleged swindle involving tickets of the Washington Railway and Electric Company, late this afternoon filed a peti tion for writ of habeas corpus. He con tends that he i? deprived of his liberty without due process of law. The super intendent o* police, in reply, will contend that Lucas is properly held. The hearing on the petition was set forth shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon in the District Supreme Court. EMERGENCY, APPROPRIATION. Geological Survey for Investigation Into Cause of Mine Disasters. An emergency appropriation of 1200, 000 is requested by the geological sur vey in a communication sent to Congress today to enable an immediate and seareh ing investigation to be made into the cause of recent mine disasters. The di rector of the survey states that the money is desired for the establishment and equipment of a station where til* investigation of mining accidents and dangers may be carried on. It is pro posed to construct a steel gallery In an all-concrete structure, where explosions can be brought about under conditions similar to those which prevail in mines many hundreds of feet under ground.