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Saturday Half Holiday Ordered.
I're-ident K<>- sevelt today directed that
during July. August and September all
employes of i>; vv yards and naval sta
tions be griv lialf holiday on Satur
days. In this t :der the President has fol
lowed a custom Le inaugurated several
years ago. Consfrcss has made provision
for a half holiday f? r employes of tlie
government in the various executive de
partments. bnt never has taken similar
action respecting the employes of navy
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Charged With Abstraction of About
$100,000 of Funds of Farmers' De
posit National Bank.
PITTSBURG, June fi.?Admitting the
charges made against them, Henry Reiber
and John Young, former paying teller
and auditor of the Farmers' Deposit Na
tional Bank, were arraigned before Judge
James S. Young in the United States dis
trict court shortly after noon today and
sentenced to serve ten years each in the
western Pennsylvania penitentiary.
The men were questioned by Judge
Young. Reiber stated he was forty-nine
years old. married and had three chil
dren. Young said he was forty-five years
old and married.
"I have nothing to say except I am
sorry to be here," said Young. "The af
fair started in a small way and I had first
lost all of my own money."
"I took the monw first to help Mr.
Young get his mon?back," said Reiber.
"I did not try to i^Pte any money for
myself. Aifter we lost we tried only to
make up the deficit."
I'nited States District Attorney Dunkel
moved for judgment on an indictment
charging the abstraction of about $100,000
of the funds of the bank.
Both Pleaded Guilty.
Both Young and Reiber had pleaded
guilty to the indictment May 5. Attorney
Dunkle told the court that the abstrac
tions had continued for about ten years,
and the total shortage reached 11,105,000.
Of this amount $5:20.000 had been taken
since March, 19o7. Both men, he stated,
made confessions and had made restitu
tion as far as they were able.
Attorney Ferguson, representing Reiber,
told the court the shortage first started
during the Leiter wheat deal in Chicago
in l>r./r. Young began this speculation
and lost $10,000. In an effort to recoup
this loss the defalcation grew larger, and
about two years ago Young ceased stock
operations and Reiber became an active
partner in the effort to make up the de
ficit. Believing there was a chance to
make up their losses in the stock of a
lead and zinc company, they Invested
heavily and lost again.
Judge Young in imposing sentence
stated that he had taken into considera
tion the confessions of the defendants
arfd their efforts to aid the banks in re
covering the money.
Miss Barney Becomes Bride of Baron
F. von Hiller in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. June 6.?In the pres
ence of many persons prominent in so
ciety circles in this city and other cities.
Miss Emily Bronaugh Barney at noon to
day in St. Paul's P. E. Church at Ogontz.
a suburb, was married to Baron Fred
erick von Hiller, a member of an old
and distinguished German family.
The bride is a daughter of Charles D.
Barney, a prominent banker of this city.
Th?* ceremony was performed by the
Rev. Henry E. Cooke of Warren. Ohio,
an uncle of the bride, assisted by Rev. J.
Thompson Cow, rector of St. Paul's. The !
maid of honor wa^s Miss Mildred Graham
of Pittsburg. Baron von Hiller is en
gaged in mining operations in Mexico,
and after an extended wedding tour the
couple will reside in the City of Mexico.
Colored Boy to Go to Reform School
or "Pay $30.
Joseph Preston, twelve years old, col
ored. was arraigned before Judge De
Lacey' of the Juvenile Court today,
charged with seriously assaulting Thomas
Farrell, about the same age, some days
ago by hitting him in the head with a
Following a judgment of guilty the
boy was fined $.'?<? or a commitment to the
reform school in default. At a late hour
this afternoon the tine was still unpaid.
The array of witnesses filled the small
I court room. There were ten or twelve
for each side. It was testified that Pres
ton. with other colored boys, was fishing
in the river the day of the assault. Farrell
made his appearance about the time the
youthful anglers missed a fishing net.
They immediately accused Farrell of
stealing the net.
A tight followed. Farrell was put to
flight by volleys of stones thrown by
the colored boys. Preston, with another
boy, followed. Hurling a large stone,
Preston struck the white boy a severe
blow in the back of the head, knocking
him to the ground and rendering him
Young Farrell was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital, where it was at first
thought his injuries were of a grave na
ture. He underwent two or three days'
treatment before the full extent of the in
jury was ascertained.
Steamer Loses Part of Cargo.
NORFOLK. Vn.. June 0. -The British
steamship Brantingham. timber laden,
front Gulfport, Miss., to Southampton,
England, arrived at Newport News, Va.,
yesterday for coal, having a slight list.
She started out today and when some
distance off Cape Henry the list grew
worm-. Suddenly a large part of her deck
load of timber went overboard; carrying
! with it the Grantingham's foremast. The
steamer returned insiue the Virginia
j capes.
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The paper that carries the great
est amount of paid classified ad
vertising Is the paper that Is most
widely read in the town la which It
Is printed.
Not every one can afford to use
big display ads., but no one is so
poor that he cannot afford to use
the Want columns of a newspaper?
not even the man out of a job.
?Printer's Ink.
Two Tornadoes Devastate
Southwestern Nebraska.
Five in One House Dead or In
Bain Swells Streams and Little Oirl
Drowns While Father Tries to
Save Family.
GENEVA. Neb., June fi.?A tornado
which passed near Geneva late yesterday
afternoon caused several deaths, fatally
Injured a number of persons and de
stroyed several thousand dollars' worth of
There were two tornadoes. They came
as the climax of a series of smaller
storms In western and southwestern Ne
braska during the last two days.
Tornado Divides.
Starting In the southwestern part of the
country the tornado clouds became larger
as they moved northeast, destroying
everything in their path. Apparently
separating in Fillmore county the tor
nadoes continued in different directions
across the county, leveling farmhouses,
killing stock and destroying crops.
The first damage was done two miles
east of Shickley, where John Argenbrecht
was killed in his home and John Merri
man was fatally injured. Moving toward
Geneva, the velocity of the tornadoes in
creased until they struck the ground half
a mile west of here, entirely destroying
the home of John Shively.
His four-year-old daughter was instant
ly killed by falling timber and an older
son, Ross Shively. received injuries from
which he will probably die. Mrs. Shively
also was dangerously injured and her
husband badly hurt.
Thrown Several Hundred Feet.
Lulu Smith, a servant, was in an upper
room. Her body was found several hun
dred feet from the wrecked house.
From the Shively home the tornadoes
swept to the northeast. After destroying
crops and killing live stock they spent
their fury a few miles north of Geneva.
Tfce rain that followed has swollen all
streams. Near Jansen a little girl was
drowned while her father, Joseph Flem
ing. was trying to save his family from a
threatened flood.
Police patrol wagons, street railway
companies' repair wagons and hospital
ambulances have the right of way in pub
lic thoroughfares over other vehicles, but
are subject to the speed linitts prescribed
in the police regulations, is the opinion of
Corporation Counsel Thomas, submitted
to the Commissioners today. The mat
ter was referred to him by request of the
superintendent of police.
According to Commissioner Macfarland,
who has supervision of the Are depart
ment. the Corporation counsel's ruling
does not apply to the apparatus of that
department when going to fires. Mr. Mac
farland says It is clear that while the
fire department apparatus drivers are to
use due caution, they must be allowed
to exceed the speed limit. Such will be
stated In any order on the subject that
may be made by the Commissioner -
Maj. Sylvester asked for an opinion, in
view of recent accidents due to the ex
cessive speed of certain vehicles.
Chicago Butchers Report That Meat
Trade Is Fast Recovering.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CHICAGO, June 6 ?Wholesale prices of
dressed beef took an upward jump of %
to 1V4 cents a pound today as a result of
sharply decreased supplies in packers'
coolers and more general demand .for fresh
meats. Butchers said that the meat trade
was fast "recovering" from the depression
resulting from the recent financial strin
gency. and that the Increase In the con
sumption of meats "necessitated the ad
In the cattle market beeves on the hoof
were selling at the highest prices attained
since 1006, and receipts during the last
two weeks were the lightest In nearly a
quarter of a century.
There has been practically no change in
the wholesale beef market In this city in
consequence of the advance in prices in
the west, but the dealers here are looking
for an advance. The scarcity of cattle
and the increased demand, caused, the
dealers here say, by the cool weather, it
assigned as the cause of the advance in
prices, but this market has not experi
enced change. In fact, the average price
on beef is lower this week than it was
either 'for the week ending May 22 or
May :?).
J. G. Coolidge Goes to Honduras and
J. F. Stutesman to Bolivia.
Congress at the session just closed pro
vided for a separate minister plenipoten
tiary for each of the five Central Amer
ican republics.' creating two additional
offices. Heretofore one minister has been
sent to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and
one to Honduras and Salvador.
The two new posts will be filled by the
promotion of John G. Coolidge of Mas
sachusetts from the post of secretary of
the embassy to Mexico to be minister to
Honduras, and the transfer of William
B. Sorsby of Mississippi, now minister to
Bolivia, to be minister to Nicaragua.
To fill the vacancy in the port of Bo
livia James F. Stutesman of Peru, Ind.,
will be appointed minister to Bolivia.
The post of secretary to the embassy at
Mexico, made vacant by the promotion of
Mr. Coolidge, has not been filled.
A New Subdivision.
A sale has been made by S. W. Pick
ford real estate 'broker, of house 1442
I street southeast to John and Anitie
Lydon, and tne street designation calls
attention to the creation of a new sub
division of that square and the extension
of I street through the square.
Charged With Housebreaking.
Detectives Cornwell and Baur today ar
rested Charles Smith and Frank Trow
bridge, each eighteen years of age, on
charges of housebreaking. It- 1r alleged
they entered the house" at 1111 H street
northwest October 30. 1907. and stole from
the room of Norman and Charles Swee
ney clothing and jewelry to the value of
Presented to Cabinet Officers.
Col. Baron de Bode, the recently ap
pointed military attache of Russia to the
Vnited States, today was formally pre
sented to Secretary Root and later called
on Secretary Taft. He was accompanied
by Mr. Kroupensky, counselor of em
But for a1 change of plans on the whim
of the moment Midshipman Douglas C.
Cordiner and Miss Frances Lipscomb,
who were married in Baltimore yester
day, xrould have taken the crowded elec
tric car from Baltimore which met in
'head-on collision a fast-flying empty
from Annapolis, and with what result can
only be conjectured. As It was, Capt.
Lee M. Lipscomb, a chief of division in
the office of the auditor for the Post
Office Department, father of the bride,
had a terrible shock this morning when
it was reported to him that his daughter
and her husband of a few hours had been
killed in the wreck. He very nearly col
lapsed from the shock, for he was told
that the body of young Cordiner had
been identified, and that the young wom
an riding with him had also been instant
ly killed.
But Capt. Lipscomb called up Baltimore
by telephone and in a few moments. ,by
happy chance, heard his daughter's voice
over the telephone and was assured that
both she and her husband were safe. But
for a while It seemed to friends of the
young couple as if the wreck tragedy had
been capped by another and that the boy
groom and girl bride, united for life only
yesterday, had only a few hours later met
their death together.
Love Finds a Way.
The wedding yesterday was just an
other case of love finding a way. for the
young people had not intended to get
married for some time and their change
of plans followed an order of the Navy
Department for Cordiner to report to the
battleship Mississippi immediately after
his graduation.
So there was a quick readjustment of
things. The midshipman graduated at
noon, and at half-past t2 o'clock took the
train for Baltimore with his bride and
her father, where the ceremony was per
formed at 2 o'clock in old St. Paul's
Church by the Rev. J. Wilson Sutton.
Another reason why the ceremrtny was
hastened?if another reason is needed?
was that Midshipman Cordiner's chum,
who was to be his best man. was also
ordered away. So Midshipman Willett?
both of the young men in citizens' clothes
?*? as best man after all, and after the
redding the Jittle party went tn the
Hotel Rennert for a post nuptial lunch
Capt. Lipscomb, the bride's father, is a
veteran of the volunteer service in the
Spanish-American war. When seen by a
Star reporter this afternoon he was still
somewhat unstrung from the shock he re
ceived this morning, when he was in
formed that his daughter and her hus
band had been killed in the. wreck, out
he was a very happy man, indeed.
Gov. Glenn and Bepresentative Sims
to Make Addresses?Choral Cross
to Be Feature of Exercises.
Robert B. Glenn, Governor of North
Carolina, and Representative Thetus W.
Sims of Tennessee will deliver orations
at the Memorial day exercises to be held
in the Confederate section of Arlington
tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Miss Annie C. Darlington, canlp sponsor
of Washington Camp, No. 305, United
Sons of Confederate Veterans, will un
veil the southern cross presented by that
camp. She will be assisted by Miss Ruth
Worthington Bowie, maid of honor.
The Program.
The program includes: Sounding the
assembly call, principal musician 13th U.
S. Cavalry Band; "America," 13th U. S.
Cavalry Band, Ferdinand Auglesburg,
band master; invocation, Rev. Dr. Ran
dolph H. McKim, chaplain. Camp 171, U.
C. V.; "Abide With Me, Schubert Quar
tet. M. D. Hensey, T. A. Murray, G. P.
Davis and J. F. Duggan; "Lead. Kindly
Light," SchuBert Quartet; "The Last
Hope," quartet, Edward J. McQuade.
Thomas A. Gorman, Joseph S. Duffy and
William T. Sicard; "Nearer, My God, to
Thee," 13th I". S. Cavalry Band; "Face
to Face." Miss Mabel C. I^atimer; "Near
er. My God to Thee," "Choral Cross," with
orchestral accompaniment; benediction.
Rev. H. Waddell Pratt, chaplain Wash
ington Camp, U. S. C. V.; "Taps." princi
pal musician 13th U. S. Cavalry Band;
decoration of graves, led by the "Choral
Cross" and assisted by every one present;
music by the band; decoration of un
known Union dead, "The Blue and the
Gray," 13th U. S. Cavalry Band; decora
tion of grave of Gen. Joseph Wheeler;
"Rock of Ages," 13th U. S. Cavalry Band.
In Charge of Arrangements.
Those in charge are: Chairman of joint
committee, Capt. John M. Hickey; sec
retary, James B. Hoge; treasurer, Mrs.
William Oscar Roome; chairman finance
committee. Judge O. J. Moat; chairman
committee on invitations, Miss Adele
Moody; chairman floral committee, Mrs.
Charles Hamilton Fred; chairman of
music committee, Mrs. John T. Caliaghan;
Miss Minnie E. Carroll, vice chairman;
chairman program committee, Capt. John
M. Hickey; chairman committee on "South
ern Cross," Edwin C. Dutton; Mrs. Eu
genia Rollins, vice chairman; chairman
press committee, Wallace Streater; chair
man committee on order, J. Munroe
Britt; chairman transportation commit
tee, Frank J. Gantt; chairman printing
committee, Frank R. Fravel.
The exercises are under the auspices of
the Confederate Veterans' Association
(Camp No. 171), District of Columbia, the
United Sons of Confederate Veterans, the
United Daughters of the Confederacy and
the Southeern Relief Society of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Aspires to Be Chief of Naval Bureau
of Steam Engineering.
Capt. Robert G. Denig, U. S. N., on duty
as inspector of engineering material at the
works of the Midvale Steel Company,
near Philadelphia, Pa., is a strong can
didate for appointment as fcliief of naval
bureau of steam engineering. Capt. Denig,
an Ohio man, is one of the few active
members of the old engineer corps of the
navy who were graduated from the Naval
Academy. He is one of the few sur
vivors of the disaster to the ill-fated
Previous to his present tour of duty
he was head of the department of steam
engineering, navy yard. League Island.
Pa., where he did good work in bringing
the shop equipment up to a modern and
efficient working basis.
Building Permits Issued.
The following building permits were is
sued by Acting Inspector Healey to
To W. E. Lester, for one three-story
brick dwelling at 2182 Wyoming avenue;
architect, A. P. Clark. Jr.; builder, S. J.
Prescott & Co.; estimated cost. $18,000.
To John L. Kemp, for one four-story -
and-basement apartment house at iiOO 3d
street northwest; architect. M. G. Lep
ley; builder, T. J. Kemp; estimated cost,
To Robert R. Mahoney, to repair houses
at 11 to 19 E> street northwest; contractor,
George Corbett; estimated cost, $2,000.
To H. Morgan Hill, to repair dwelling
at 1726 N street northwest; contractor,
L. Norris; estimated cost, $7,500.
To W. King, for one one-story brick of
.fice at 2001 K street northwest; architect.
R. Ougle & Son; builder, R. Ougle &
Son; estimated cost. $1,200.
It matters little what it is that you
want?whether a situation or a servant?
a "want" ad in The Star will reach the
person who -can fill your need.
Preliminary Work Is Beginning
in Earnest.
Board of Education's Consent Is An
Fifty-Three Appointments to Be
Made?Merchants' Visiting
Committee at Work.
I am Tagged
To help the children
of Washington
Tag Day
June 13, 1908
This Is the tag you should be proud
to wear June 1.1.
It is the emblem which will mark one
as the, friend of the children of the
Capital city and in favor of preserving
the playgrounds for them?breathing
places for the young folks during the hot
summer days.
It will be worn by thousands of loyal
residents of Washington who are looking
out for the best interests of the city
Qn that day.
Everywhere in Washington intej^st is
shown in the decision of the board of di
rectors of the playgrounds association
that June 13 will be "Tag day."
Business Men Interested.
Arthur C. Moses reported on the work
undertaken by the business men's com
mittee. and said that many merchants of
the Capital city are interested In the pro
motion of "Tag day" in the business
districts, and that 2.000 large tags, 10 by
14 inches in size, had been contributed
by Ross P. Andrews. On these tags has
been printed "This Store Is Tagged for
the Children of Washington."
According to Mr. Moses, an effort will
be made to have these tagK placed in the
windows of all business houses They
will cost $1 each. Similar tags, it is said,
will be furnished gratis for the delivery
wagons. A number of merchants, it is
said, have agreed to purchase tags for
their employes.
Mr Moses also srpoke at length In ref
erence to the nightv excursion which will
be given upon the Norfolk and T>\ ashing
ton steamer Jamestown on the evening of
Monday. June 15. when the entire pro
ceeds will go to the Playgrounds Associ
ation. Judd & Detweiler. he announced,
have printed 3.000 tickets for this occasion
which will be sold at 50 cents each.
Children May Help.
Supervising Principal Clark of the third
division of the public schools in an ad
dress said that within the past few days
he has interviewed various members of
the board of education, and that a ma
jority stated they were individually fa
vorable to the idea of allowing the chil
dren to participate in the sales on "Tag
day." , . ?
This matter, he said, can only be set
tled definitely at the meeting of the board
of education to be held Wednesday next.
The committees which have had charge
of the preliminary organization of the
movement were all reappointed. Lpon
motion of James E. West. Cuno H. Ru
dolph was made chairman of the lag
dav' committee.
In the report of the nominating com
mittee. submitted by Miss Elizabeth
Brown the appointments were recom
mended of fifty-three teachers at a mini
mum salary of $35 or $40 per month, sal
aries to be increased if the funds war
ranted. The report was adopted. A
decision was reached to open the play
grounds the Tuesday following the close
of school. _ .
Dr. Curtis, supervisor of playgrounds,
recommended that a watchman with po
lice powers be employed to open the North
Capitol playground and have general
charge until the ground can be regularly
opened under competent supervision. This
recommendation was agreed upon.
Flag Pole for New Flag.
Fred G. Coldren was requested to see
what can be done to facilitate inclosing
the ground belonging to the Giddings
School, with a view to its being opened as
a regular playground for the school.
Mr. Rafter was authorized to provide a
flag pole for the Georgetown playground
at the presentation of the flag provided by
the Dolly Madison Chapter. D.A.R., which
takes place on the afternoon of June 13.
At this time, it is stated, the work for
"Tag day" will be at Its height. It is
expected each one at the flag raising will
be the proud possessor of a tag.
One of the committees of merchants to
visit other merchants and secure their co
operation by having their stores tagged,
is composed of Joseph I. Saks, chairman;
William Hoeke. B. Bridget, Joseph Stras
burger, Pierre M. Bealer, Samuel Hart.
Pliney Moran. A. D. Prince. Carl Burg
dorff." Benjamin Guy. Isaac Gans.
The committee has already gotten to
work for the success of the movement.
The assignments are as follows:
East side of 0th street between F street
and Market space?Benjamin Guy and
Pliney Moran.
Seventh street between Pennsylvania
avenue and F street?Pierre M. Bealer
and Samuel Hart.
Pennsylvania avenue between 7th and
9th streets ? B. Bridget and William
Eighth street between Pennsylvania
avenue and F street?Carl Burgdorff and
Isaac Gans.
F street. E street and D street between
7th and 9th streets?A. D. Prince and
Joseph Strasburger.
The Evening Star acknowledges for the
public playgrounds fund, on the appeal
for ?.!KK) contributions of $1 each, the fol
lowing donations; John G. Hodges, SI;
J. I. Saks, $1; A. C. Moses, $1.
Persian Cabinet Reconstructed.
TEHERAN, J|ine 6.?The Persian cabi
net has been definitely reconstructed
under the premiership of Mushir-Es-Sul
taneh. It is hoped that this will lead to
a subsidence of the political unrest in
Water Front Cruelty.
From the Chicago News.
Mr. Stubb (with illustrated weekly)?
Martha, here is a picture entitled "Dock
ing an Ocean Greyhound."
Mrs. Stubb (flaring up)?I ju?t don't
want to see It. I think there should be
a law against clipping off a poor dog's
| Insure in Home Company.
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Squitable Industrial Life. I
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| Liberal Contracts and
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I Conservative Management.
Wm. A. Bennett, \\r. Gwynn Gardiner,
j Geo. J. Bessler, John A. Luttrell.
'd Henry P. Blair, Edward E. Raplev,
!g Aug. Burgdorf, William H. Rapley,
:<i; Allen C. Clark, Nicholas H. Shea,
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ji Appleton P. Clark, jr., Luke C. Strider,
Horace S. Cummings, John S. Swormstedt,
| Henry A. Willard.
I J. S. SWORMSTEDT President
| HENRY P. BLAIR Vice President
f* ALLEN C. CLARK..... Secretary
X WM. A. BENNETT General Superintendent jt
I GILBERT A. CLARK.... Actuary |
-:j- WM. F. MATTINGLY. Counsel %
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(Continued from First rage.)
just about as much chance there as a
lame June bug in a wagon furrow.
Possible Causes of Friction.
Two sources of possible friction in the
convention still exist. One is the alleged
elimination by the Taft people of the
negro in southern politics, and the other
is the use of contesting delegates from
the south to swell the Taft strength. The
color question was not involved in the
Alabama case yesterday, but will come
up later. ..
The allies are assiduously spreading a
suggestion of discontent in the statement
that the prospective nominee of the party
is to be selected in disregard of the pref
erence of states which will furnish a large
proportion of the electoral votes necessary
to seat him. and that his strength is
practically being cinched by drawing upon
the representation of states which will
not give him one electoral vote.
This talk does not disturb the Tart
people. They say that more than one
great President has used to advantage
the southern vote?the revered McKinley.
for one. Anyhow, to cut it short, they
don't give a baubee what votes nominate
him and thev rest contented in the assur
ance that the lukewarm northern states
will continue to furnish the requisite elec
toral votes to a regularly nominated re
publican ticket, so run along and play,
and don't get scared.
After the allies got over their mad
yesterday at Frank Hitchcock running
in the proxies on them, they began to
joke him and his fellow proxies They
called Statter the "Eskimo, Senator
Lodge the "Filipino" and Hitchcock the
"Aztec." Mr. Hitchcock wasn t at all
sensitive of the criticism of his getting in
his proxies. He pointed out that the co?"
mittee by vote of 54 to 1 had Indorsed
his proxies.
"Anyhow." he added sententiously. we
had to have 'em." And that Is an ex
planation that ought to satisfy any good
The politicians are gossiping over a
lively family row in the Taft manage
They say that Mr. Vorys. who has
been the chief man in the Taft campaign,
is very much chagrined over the ascen
dency and success of Mr. Hitchcock, and
is afraid that the astute Frank H. will
"beat him to It" when the selection of a
national chairman comes up. Mr. Httcn
cock is much more widely known in re
publican national politics than Mr. yory?.
to begin with, and he certainly is mak
ing hay while the sun shines" here.
To Keep Up Protests.
The policy of the allies as developed to
day is this: To keep before the national
committee and the Incoming delegates
constantly their protest against the laft
manager and his assistants passing upon
contesting cases in the committee.
To make a written protest to the na
tional convention addressed to each de e
irate against the method of the Tatt nian
agers In this protest to the convenJJ??
they will claim that states representing
126 republican electoral votes have been
ridden over roughshod by the Taft forces
in currying favor with delegate? from
states that will give no republican elec
t0TheValltes decided today to file a pro
tect in each of the remaining contesting
delegations against the presence of Frank
Hitchcock and his employes* on the na
This "action is with the view of aUa^?"
ing the committee's decisions when the
committee on credentials takes up
contest- in their present state of
anger swear they will have Illinois, New
York Indiana. Pennsylvania and Wis
consin present a written protest to the
convention itself, worded In strong lan
guage against what they term the high
handed methods of the Taft people.
Protests Without Effect.
As far as the national committee is
concerned the Iteration and reiteration
of the protest against the proxies will
have no more effect than rain on a tin
roof?a clatter and nothing more. The
proxies are in and they will stay. As to
the effect on the convention the question
is whether in the heat of battle and
?niffln* victory in the air the delegates
will nay much attention to the ethics of
ante-convention actions of the committee.
Cool heads in the party say that the al
lies will probably abandon this intention
when they consider the possibilities of
th* effect of such action upon the rank
and file of the voters and the aid and
comfort it would lend to the democrats
inTl,ge b^T'judgment Is that the pacifi
cators will get to work along about con
vention time and that the republicans will
give another demonstration of their well
known abllitv to compose their differences
in the face of the enemy and present an
undivided front, even if with something of
a wrv face. All the present talk and
bluster are thought to be part of the gen
eral plan of the allies to make a show of
resistance to the prospective nomlnee in
hrm? of gaining some advantage in the
platform making and in other directions.
Alabama Contests Decided by Na
tional Committee.
CHICAGO June Without roll calls
the republican national committee yester
dav afternoon decided the contests from
Alabama and Arkansas, involving twenty
four seats in the republican national con
vention. in favor of the delegates Instruct
ed for Secretary Taft. The victory for
the Taft forces was sweeping not even a
division being required to determine the
"'IVZlZTZ"": bv agree Aient of all
The Alabam erP consolidated, and
parties concerned ^ given to each
ItVa* regarded as the most impor
tant of all the contests, because of the
twenty-two delegates were in
fact that twen,n the llst of states
wilf b2 called in the convention .when
nominations are being made. The candi
date securing: the delegation from Ala
bama is sure to he the first placed In
nomination, because the state, having no
candidate of its own, always yields to
that state presenting the candidate fa
vored by Alabama.
Argument' on Contests.
The principal argument In the opening
for the Scott-Davidson faction was made
by Judge Asa E. Stratton of Montgomery,
a leader of the anti-Taft forces. He used
almost all of the time allotted to his sid*
for the opening, although Mr. Aldrich and
J. H. Manning, postmaster at Alexander,
spoke briefly. The latter charged that
the Taft convention had been controlled
by federal officeholders and directed from
Washington. One of the northern mem
bers provoked laughter by remarking au
dibly that If that were true it in itself
"proved the regularity of the Taft delega
tion." He was called to "order for cre
ating levity.
The Taft forces under the general di
! rection of Ormsby McHarg of Washing
ton, D. C., were represented by O. D.
Street. United State* attorney for the
northern district of Alabama. .William
Fairley of Birmingham, a member of the
executive board of the 1'nlted Mine
Workers' Association And N. H. Alex
ander. a colored man of Montgomery
All except members of the national com
mittee were excluded from the room at
4:15 p.m. and a few minutes later it was
known that the Taft delegates had been
seated. There was no ilemand for * roll
Statement by Allies.
East night a meeting was held in the
room of Senator Hemenway of Indiana,
at the Auditorium Annex. It was at
tended by representatives of Senator
Knox of Pennsylvania, Vice President
Fairbanks and Joseph G. Cannon. A
statement was prepared. It says in ef
"Contests between republicans should
be considered and decided by those regu
larly and properly chosen for that pur
pose. and by tiiem only when they can
honestly consider the merits of each case
in a judicial frame of mind."
The statement fcirther declares that if
Secretary Taft has. as his friends say,
a majority of the national committee the
presence of Messrs. Hitchcock Statter
and Phelps on that committee is unnec
essary and if. on the other hand, the
vote on the committee is close, the pres
ence of the three men is Improper as It
leaves "the nomination of the presidential
candidate to the decision of one cam
paign manager and two of his assist
Declares That He Has Not Been.
Preparing a Platform.
NORFOEK, Va.. June 6.?Wade Bills,
attorney general of Ohio, who has been
at Virginia Beach for several days pre
paring- the first draft of the republican
; national platform, will leave tomorrow
night for Washington and thence will go
to Chicago.
"The only work that has been done on
the platform," said Mr. Ellis today, "has
been the attempt to get together In con
crete form some suggestions for the reso
lutions committee which might be made
the basis for work to be done by that
committee on the platform. There Is no
intention of preparing a platform in ad
vance of the meeting of the committee
"Several prospective members of the
committee, chancing to be In Washing
ton, talked the matter over with Presi
dent Roosevelt, Secretary Taft and others
Interested in the subject. That is all
thefe Is to be said about the Washington
Jackson Repudiates Commission
JACKSOX. Miss., June fi.?Jackson has
voted against the commission form of
government. The total vote polled was
840. of which 31K) were for the c ommission
plan and 447 against it. This is only
about one-half of the registered vote of
the city. Jackson is the first city In the
state to repudiate the commission plan.
Several weeks ago laurel voted in favor
of the commission form of city govern
Commissioners Rechristen Thorough
fares East of Anacostia River.
The Commissioners today decided upon
the change of street names for that Sec
tion of the District of? Columbia lying
east of the Anacostia river.
A tentative list was published in The
Star of April U last. This list was adopted
by the Commissioners with but few
These changes are: In Anacostia. in
stead of Polk street becoming Cherry
street, as originally intended, it Is to bo
named Chester street; Jackson street is
to be known as IT street instead of Ana
costia avenue; Washington street is to be
V street instead of Van Hook street, and
Jefferson street is to be W street instead
of Navy avenue. Jackson street in Ava
lon Terrace is to be IT street instead of
Anacostia avenue. V street in Avalon
Terrace will not be changed.
In the Beverly subdivision H street is to
be called Hayes street instead of H
street, as was proposed. In Bruce H?II
and Stantontown Hamilton road is to be
known as Alabama avenue Instead of
Mississippi avenue. In Chichester, Jack
son street is changed to IT street. Wash
ington street to V street and Ridge road
to Alabama avenue. V_street Is not to
be changed. ** -
In Congress Heights. Hamilton road is
changed to Alabama avenue. In Duvall's
addition. Johnson street is changed to IJ
street and Buchanan street to V street.
In Garfield. Hamilton road is changed to
Alabama avenue.
In Good Hope Park, Harrison avenue is
changed to Good Hope road. In Green's
subdivision. Washington street is changed
to V street. Jefferson street to W street.
Galen avenue to Galen street. In Gris
wold's addition. Maple avenue is changed
to Mapleview place and Spring place to
Mount View place. j
"One of my ancestors was a noted pir
ate." "That's nothing. I'm the direat
descendant of a corporation lawyer."?

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