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the views of the other five powers with
legard to the dispatch of troops.
Transport Is Beady.
The transport Thomw is now lying at
-Manila, and is ready to embark on short
notice with troops for China. Since the
Chinese troubles became serious the
l'nited States government has taken the
precaution to keep a transport at Manila
to take tare of any emergency which
might arise from the Chinese troubles,
rnless she is dispatched to China with
troops, the Thomas will return to San
Kra nclsco uj?on the arrival of the Janu
ary transport.
The State Department Is in a'most con
slant communication by cable with Min
ister Calhoun at Peking. All of the for
? Hicn ministers resident in the Chinese
capital are holding frequent meetings,
sometime.? as often as twice dally, to
UiacWM e\er.v pha?e of the revolution,
and as one or another suggests some
measure for dealing with important de
velopments, it t>eoomes necessary for
moM^of the ministers to peek advice or
authorization from the home foreign of
fices. ?
It is declared with satisfaction at the
State Department that wen under the
-evere struin imposed by the very radi- j
. a' political changes that have taken
place in China not one of the six powers
interested has departed from the origi
nal undertaking to refrain from seeking
anv individual advantaee and to use all
? oper Influence to bring the contending
j mi ties in China together without taking
Manifesto to the Powers
Issued by President Sun
SHANGHAI, January 5.?Dr. Sun Yat
Sen. provisional president of the Chinese
republic, today issued a manifesto to the
foreign jiowers in which he explains the
public alms and policies of the republic
ans in China In it he says that the
)'resent situation has been forced on
China by Manchu misrule, which was
incapable of remedy without a revolu
We now proclaim," he says, "the re
sultant overthrow cf despotic sway and
the establishment of a republic."
The manifesto is a lengthy document. It
sets forth in detail the wrongs of the Chi
nese p- >ple and promises strict adherence
to all treaties, obligations and concessions
undertaken by the Chinese government.
It gives an assurance of the saiety of
the persons and property of fore gners in
China, and pledges equal treatment of the
Uanchus and the establishment of a sta
ble government- It declares that it will
abolish all restrictions on trade, and that
it will undertake the revision of all laws
and will insure relig ous toleration. The
manifesto then asks for the aid of the
foreign nations "for the consummation
of the plans which they have so long been
vainly urging upon the people of our
country," and concludes:
"With this message of peace and good
will the republic of China cherishes the
hope of its admission to the family of
nations and Its future co-operation In
the great and noble task of building up
tl'e civilization of the world."
The manifesto is signed '^Sun Yat Sen,
Indications by Democrats Are
Wool Report Will Have
Hard Sledding.
? That the wool report of the tariff board
will have hard sledding on the demo
. ratlc side of the Senate chamber, evi
dence was given In the Senate yesterday
During a running debate on many leg
islative matters. Senator Reed of Mis
-ourl referred to the tariff board as "un
authorised and Illegally created.'* In
vetoing the tariff bills of last session,
Mr. Reed charged, the President Issued
an executive decree that "the will of
>00,000 -people, expressed through their
onstltutlonal representatives, should not
have voice or potentiality until five unau
thorized men had granted their gracious
pe r mission."
Senator Smoot replied that the tariff
!>oard never even claimed the power, let
alone trying to exercise It, to name a
rate to be incorporated in a tariff bill
passed by Congress. It furnishes in
formation upon which Congress Is to tlx
tariff rates, he said, and Congress, he
hoped, will accept the findings of the
Reed Not to Be Dictated To.
?The senator from Missouri," Mr. Reed
of Missouri replied, "will not allow any
five men or any twenty men outside of
the Congress of the United States to tell
htm how he shall vote upon any public
matter, and he will never consent to Con
gress abdicating its power and authority
in favor of any board created by the
Pres'dent, either legally or otherwise."
Senator Newlands, technically, had the
floor during this discussion; and was talk
ing in favor of his resolution pledging
< 'oppress to a ttxed legislative program
of thirteen propositions.
Senator Bailey took exception to Mr.
New.ands' statement that in the last
twenty years representative government
in this country had not beeu responsive to
the will of the people.
"What ! fear most Is that It will become
entirely too responsive to public emo
tion." Mr. Bailey added.
Aliegatio Made by Caspar Middle
dorf in Answering Suit
for Divorce.
Mlegmg that in April. 1010, his wife,
i'arbara Mlddledorf, who conductfi a
v :oc?-ry store at ."Vth and lj streets north
is!. refused to furnish him meals, to
make his V:d ?r wash his linen, Caspar
Middledorf, a dealer in butter and eggs,
iod.i> answered th? suit for absolute dl
vifce reeently tiled by the wife. The lius
"?aiid ?-.os 1:1s wife determined to drtve
him from hoin< and encouraged his chil
dren in showing disrespect to him.
Mlddledorf denies he ever threatened his
wire's life and says on the contrary she,
!<eing a strong, robust woman, has on
several occasions assaulted him with
. *i >:s, and once threatened him with a
loaded revolver in her hand. His eldest
mii . twenty-four years old, has also
t>eaten him. the father says, and has not
'?een reprimanded for It by the mother.
i>nc?. he savs. tiie boy broke a chair over
ais father's head.
All the other charges made by the wife
?re denied by the husband who is rep
csented by Attorney W. B. Reilly.
Says There It No Breach in Rela
tions With Col. Harrey.
TRK.vrON. N.J.. January 5.?Gov.
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey, In an
authorised interview here* today, said that
so far as his information went the specu
lations contained In newspaper dispatches
t >?u a breach had come between Col.
I larv.t v of New York and himself were
entirely without foundation.
"My attention." he said, "has of course
i>?en drawn to the fact that the last two
numbers of Harper's Weekly have made
no mention of my name, but this Is cer
tainly not due to any breach of any
kind* between _ol. Harvey and myself
col. iiarvev runs the Weekly entirely or
Ids own judgment'*
Sudden Cold Snap Surprises
People of Washington.
Official Forecaster Predicts Lower
Range of Temperature Tonight.
Cities of the West and South in
Freezing Embrace?Eastern
Section Favored.
Weather Bureau Record.
Donrntonn I
I Bureau. Klonk j
IS 7 a.m. 14
12 ft a.m. IS !
IK ? a.m. 18
IS 10 a.m. 26
13 II a.m. 18
13 ? >12 m. 19
14 1 p.m. 18
13 2 p.m. 18
Freezing weather with heavy north
west breezo, is promised for tonlglit. If
the mercury falls to zero it will be no
great wonder, and the official promise is
that the thermometers will Bee 5 degrees
above tonight. The cold snap which
stole in last night gave the weather bu
reau a mild surprise, for the betting up
there was on higher temperature than
that which actually arrived.
The cold spell in Washington today is
a mild one compared to conditions in
some of the cities of the west. The east
is getting off with less frostbites than
the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, where
zero is comparatively a high mark. The
oold which blew into the National Cap.
tal came from Ohio, where frosts of all
kinds, political and otherwise, have been
known to thrive. This Ohio branil of
freezing weather surprised every one who
was abroad after 11 o'clock la^t night. It
gave automobilists something to thi..k
about, and a woman in a party dress
without sufficient cloak was mlseiable in
deed as long as she remained in the
open air.
Hostilities Open at 10 O'Clock.
The northwest wind which rode on
the advance guard Qf the frosty weath
er could not blow the big yellow moon
out of the sky, but it did manage to
send clouds scudding across the face of
it fast and furious. Even the inat
tentive person heard the cold wave, for
the wind started in to rattle things
about 10 o clock. At that hour the of
cial thermometer at the weather bureau
showed the very respectable tempera
ture of 32 degrees. When the Ohio
brand of frost appeared the mercury
showed its contempt and disapproval
by refusing to associate with the weath
er at all, and attempted to hide away
in the bulb- It couldn t quite mane zero,
however, and the marks this morning
showed that it descended twenty good
big degrees, and at 8 o'clock this morn
ing was at the twelve mark.
It is going to five degrees and maybe
lower tonight. Ears will burn and feet
will grow numb, all on account of that
Ohio brand of frost. People living in
the country and suburbs would do well
to bundle up strong if they attempt the
theaters tonight, and it will be a brave
suburbanite who attempts much walk
ing this evening.
Cars Crowded This Morning.
The cold snap amazed people this morn
ing. Those who have been in the habit
of walking down town thought twice
about it?and then boarded cars, the re
sult being a crowded condition on many
lines. The cars from Ten ley town and
Rockville were scenes of weather dis
cussion, and several of them carried in
passengers who were treated to an un
sought cold weather adventure. A brew
ery wagon loaded with the malted stuff
got one wheel firmly imbedded in the soft
earth of the street at Wisconsin avenue
and O street, where repair work is going
on. Cars were blocked for many min
utes. The shivering passengers had
something more to talk about than the
wfeather when they disembarked and
found themselves held up by a load of
beer. The delay accentuated the cold
spell in the minds of many, but the low
temperature was offset by the heated re
marks of all who imagined they would
be late for the office.
Freezing in the South.
Freezing weather was recorded last
night as far south as Pensacola. In
the west terrific freezing is the rule.
Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia share
the zero weather, while Duluth. Minn.,
has the lowest official temperature in
the United States, a little matter of
thirty-five below. In the Canadian
northwest the mercury has contracted
to a point 42 degrees below zero. Other 1
low temperatures reported are: Gran4
Forks, N. P.. 34: Eau Claire Wis. 2x;
La Crosse, 26; Milwaukee and Madison.
Wis., 18; Green Bay. Wis., 12. St. Paul,
Minn., registers twenty-six minus. New
York, Atlantic City and Philadelphia
are in the respectable class, with
"above zero" to their credit.
Little snow may be expected in this
cold wave. If any. it will be but a
spit of it and won't amount to much.
Mercury Down to Business;
Makes Record-Breaking 'Tour'
DULUTH, Minn., January 5.-?Street
thermometers here this morning showed
3.') to 35 degrees below zero. A slow north
wind is blowing. This is the coldest day
of the winter.
Duluth today i^- said by the weather
bureau to be tl;e coldest place in the
United States.
Chicago Shivers.
CHICAGO, January 5.?Chicago shiv
ered today before the iciest weather that
has visited the city in two years. Zero
weather for the first time this winter
came in early last evening before a driv
ing northwest wind that continui-d to
send the mercury downward until ^
o'clock this morning, when 6 degrees be
low was reached.
At that hour the gale subsided some
what and four hours later it was 3 de
crees warmer. In the government bu
reau no relief was held out, Forecaster
Cox making the prediction that the tem
perature might mo to 10 degrees below
zero during the aay.
The bitter blast found Chicago's poor
unprepared. The municipal lodging
house accommodated 750 men, 300 more
than its ordinary capacity. When all
beds were filled bunks were made on the
floors. When the last inch of space was
taken 100 more who could not be accom
modated were sent to po Ice st tlons.
Two men were found on the streets by
po icemen badly frozen and weie sent to
By r coincidence one year ago today
was the coldest day of the year in
Real Winter in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, January 5.?The
first real winter weather of the season
arrived in this section during the night.
The cold wave was preceded by about
an inch of snow. The minimum tempera
ture was 15 degrees above zero, one de
gree Jrarmer than the coldest weather in
i Philadelphia last winter. The mercury
fell in* the state to ? degrees, with even
colder weather In some of the mountain
Prediction for New York.
NEW YORK, January 5.?Zero In New
York city and vicinity tonight was the
prediction of the local weather bureau
today. Dropping from 25 at 4 a.m., the
mercury stood at 14 degrees at 9 o'clock
this morning, and a cutting northwest
wind intensified the coldness. There was
a :ight fall of snow during the night.
South Is Shivering.
Atlanta and a large territory surround
ing It is shivering In bitter cold, which
came yesterday after a week of rain.
Thermometers registered 23 degrees at 7
o'clock, only two degrees higher than the
peasorTs record. No relief is praised by
the weather bureau.
?T0inifi0 READ
Vice President Sherman Des
ignates Indianian to Give
First President's Farewell.
Senator John W. Kern of Indiana has
been rlesi^nated by Vice President Sher
man to read Washington's farewell ad
dress before the Senate Washington's
Inasmuch as the designation was made
the same day that Vice President Sher
man's bust arrived at the Capitol, there
is talk that Mr. Sherman designated Mr.
Kern to give him a consolation prize.
For it will be remembered that had vic
tory in the last presidential race gone
to the democrats it would be Mr. Kern s
bust, instead of Mr. Sherman's, which
would soon be placed in the vice presi
dential hall of fame.
Some of the leading orators of the Sen
ate have read Washington's farewell ad
dress before the Senate. Senator Lafay
ette Young of Iowa, now an ex-senator,
rt.ad it last year, and Senator Depew
had the honor two years ago.
Experience of Senator Perkins.
The appointment has served to revive
a story involving Senator Perkins of Cali
lie was designated to read the address
several years ago; and the Senate, the
day before, moved to meet at 11 o'clock
instead of 12 o'clock, in order to put In
full time on legislative matters. But Sen
ator Perkins was not notified, and when
the Senate was called to order at 1A
o'clock Mr. Perkins was conspicuous by
his absence. Messengers went flying
hither and thither to find him. He was
located In his office in the Maltby build
ing. familiarizing himself with the mes
sage he thought he was to read at XJ
o'clock. He was hustled over to the Capi
tol, but the hustling was so great that he
lost about all the breath he had started
with, and it was some minutes before he
could begin the reading.
The result was that the reading did not
start much before 12 o'clock, and the Sen
ate saved no time by appointing an earlier
meeting hour.
* I
Prosecuting Attorney Freder
icks on Way Here to Con
sult Mr. Wickersham.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. January 5.
John D. Fredericks, prosecuting attorney
of Los Angeles county, Cal., left here to
day for Washington. It Is believed he
will lay before officials of the Depart
ment of Justice the present stage of the
federal inquiry, here and in California,
into the alleged dynamiting plot. Before
his return Mr. Fredericks expects to
have an interview with Attorney General
Frank Eckhoff of Cincinnati, friend of
John J. McN'amara, was scheduled to ap
pear before the federal grand jury today,
but everv effort was made to prevent his
movements becoming known. Equal se
crecv was preserved by federal officials
as to the time of arrival of Ortie E. Mc
Manigal, whose testimony in verification
of his confessions Is generally regarded
as more Important than that of any other
witness. It Is reported that his guard will
bring him into this city either tomorrow
night or Sunday.
On Way to Indianapolis.
DALHART, Tex.. January 5.?Ortie Mc
Manigal. government witness in the dyna
mite conspiracy, was reported to have
passed through here en route to Indian
apolis on the Rock Island train at 4:20
a.m. today.
Representative Stanley, Head of
Probing Committee, Sends
Invitation Today.
Representative Stanley of KentuckJ,
i halrman of the committee which is in
quiring into the activities of the United
States Steel Corporation, today sent a
telegram to AndreVr Carnegie asking him
to appear before the committee next
Wednesday and testify. Mr. Carnegie
some t*me ago told Mr. Stanley he would
be glao to appear without the formality
of a summons being Issued for him. Con
sequently Mr. Stanley's request by wire
went to tho laird today, and a reply Is
anticipated before night.accepting the in
The Stanley .committee?at least some
members of it-are much disappointed as
a result of J. P. Morgan's departure tor
foreign shores for an indefinite pcrio .
They were anxious to have him before
the committee and question him as to
the formation of the United States bteel
Corporation, and ascertain, if possible,
the actual amount of water in the capi
talization of that gigantic concern. Mr.
Morgan's stay abroad being announced as
-indefinite," there is a belief among mem
bers of Congress that he will not
until after final adjournment nex^t spiring.
After Mr. Carnegie has flnl8h*J* *"8 *?fn
timony, it is understood, ???ne other men
prominent in the world of taance_ will
be summoned. Their names are withhe?d
by the committee at this time.
Dr. Mary Walker to Discuss Varioui
Phases of the Disease.
Dr. Mary E. Walker, who has been in
Washington for several days past, during
which time she has .called upon the Presi
dent, the Secretary of the Interior and
other government officials, is to give a
lecture Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o clock
in the Leader Theater, 9th street between
E and F streets. 8*.* will speak on the
subject "Tuberculosis,'- discussing various
lnTto ?5?5S!if 'h?'S5S2 MOnSow
the benefit of Her sanatorium at Oswego.
n. y.
Only Living Man //ho Saw
Face of George Washington.
Had Never Been 111 Previous to Cel
ebrating: Eighty-Eighth
Rtrlclcnn by paralysis last Wednesday
two weulm after hi* eighty-eighth
birthday, John Lane, said to be the
only living man who has looked upon
the faev? of George Washington, llrs{
J resident of the United States, Is ly
ing at the point of dcuth at his home.
1616 P street northwest.
L*n? was In the hark yard of
his home Wednesday morning when he
was stricken. Ills daughters, Miss
M. L. Lane and Mrs. Clarence Cullen,
who were In the house at the time,
found their father In a critical condi
tion and hurriedly summoned Dr. M. F.
Cuthbert of 1482 Rhode Island ave
I nue.
It was learned that Mr. Lane's right
f.S v7?omPara,?"d- ?n,y h,s ^?nder
rul vitality and strength of will are
keepinc him alive.
? hiVn!lat-iiB Tort. ren>arkable than any
hIJI m f th??. fact that th,s 's the
thff vrlm r ,n .h,S elrhty-eight years
fr- !*??? Is ever known to have
spent a day in bed because of Illness, or
has ever been afflicted with any sick
I D6S8,
I?!?*1 ?ears! ago he injured his foot
8e\ erely, but insisted upon dressing as
usual and sitt ng up In a chair, although
suffering excruciating pain. His daugh
ters said he had rarely been known to
suffer even from a headache, and that
his attack Wednesday came as a great
surprise to themselves as well as to Mr
In Possession of Senses.
He Is In perfect possession of his
senses, except for occasional moments
when his mind wanders, and yesterday
talked freely with his nurse, telling her
of reminiscences of Henry Clay and other
statesmen of his time. However, Dr.
Cuthbert, his attending physician, says
there is little hope for his recovery on
account of his age.
This morning he was able to recognize
the members of his family and smiled
and chatted with them for a short while.
Mr. Lane, it Is claimed, is the only liv
ing man today who can remember actu
ally seeing the face of George Washing
ton. He has carried with him a vivid
To.?.? ^ of it happened in
llfiW, when the body of Gen. Washington
was taken from the old grave in Mount
vernon and placed in the vault where it
now rests. At the time Mr. Lane was but
a boy and so small he had to perch hlm
seir up on the wagon seat before he could
2, over heads of the crowds.
The Roman nose and striking features
of the face and the white hair impressed
him so that he never forgot the scene. On
one side of the face was a dark blotch, he
said, caused by air- penetrating through
tne coffin.
During the civil war Mr. Lane was
drafted into the Union armv, but pur
chased a substitute, as he was'not in sym
pathy with the Union cause, being a na
live Virginian.
He was born In Richmond, Va., in 18?3
bin came of old New England ancestry!
?Va,mf,to *h,s city when s,x years old
i11? cf, the ^ar he owned a
nourishing wholesale foreign fruit busi
ness. tor many years, until his retire
ment In 18<3, when he was crushed In the
great panic, he was one of the best known
business men in the city.
Was an Inveterate Smoker.
Mr. Lane is eligible to almost every pa
triotic society of prominence in the "coun
try, but he has never joined any. During
his lifetime in the District he was famil
iar with Henry Clay, Daniel Webster,
John C. Calhoun and other prominent
statesmen, and his recollections date as
far back as when he did snipe shooting
in that part of the city where Franklin
Square is now situated.
Mr. Lane, according to his daughter,
was an inveterate smoker and took his
toddy three times a day until a short
while ago, when he decided to give up
both. His health was remarkable, and
It is due to his vitality that he has so
far been able to withstand the severe at
tack of paralysis. Mr. Lane celebrated
his eighty-eighth birthday December 17
Commission's Proposed Modification
Does Not Bemove Bis
Representative Lindbergh of Minnesota,
author of the resolution for an investi
gation of the "money trust," which is
now pending before the House rules com
mittee, does not feel any more kindly
disposed to the Aldrich financial plan
because of the amendment which, it is
reported, the monetary commission has
decided to make in the plan in order to
meet the expressed opposition. Briefly
stated, the monetary commission now
proposes that the financial institutions of
New York will control only io per cent
of the representation in the central re
rf? aMOClaUon> aIthou?h they possess
fully 30 per cent of the banking capital.
"The change proposed to be maria. in
the Aldrich plan," said Mr. Lindbergh
today, is an admission that the Ald
rich plan heretofore proposed was in
error. It also shows upon its face that
it proposes to be partial and to give
some localities advantages over otlmr?.
That in itself shows that the comS
sion is working on a wrong prlnc^le
In my judgment, the fact that the
commission has shifted' to this new
and not essentially better plan will
weaken the Influence of its report.
"Bven under the new proposition the
control would not be taken away from
Wall street. More than half of the
fifteen branches suggested by the
amendment would be organized by the
Morgan and Rockefeller influences, and
would give them and their associates
control. There are no suggestions that
there is any change to be made in the
reserve system. It is the reserves prin
cipally that give the money control to
a limited few. The suggestion that
banks cannot hold stock In other bankH
is of comparatively slight importance
when we consider the facts. Ranks do
not now hold stock in other banks to
any great extent, but it is the individual
stockholders that own the stock of very
many banks."
Innovation to Be Introduced at
Convention Hall.
An Innovation In the amusement line. It
la announced, will toe offered by the man
agement of the skating rink at Conven
tion Hall, beginning tomorrow night,
when a portion of the floor will be set
aside for dancing. Workmen are now
mak ng the necessary preparations for
the change by :nclosing the center of the
hall, rows of chairs be ng fastened to the
floor so that the hacks will make the
net^ssary d vld'ng rail, while the seats
will be aval able for the dancers.
Fire loss of $300,000.
COLUMBIA, 8. C., January 5.?Fire
originating in the plant of the Gibba Ma
chinery Company at 10 o'cldck this morn
ing has destroyed the main building of
that concern and five other structures,
und threatens tdfl wipe out most of the
wholesale district.
The damage is estimated at |30t>,000.
Plea to Labor for Aid Recorded
in Contempt Case.
Jackson H. Ralston Calls Gompers
Mitchell-Morrison Charges
"So Much Truck."
, reading into the record of the
urgent appeal" sent to the laboring men
for financial aid In defense of free speech
and an untrammeled press, one of the al
leged contemps of court, and alleged
speeches by Samuel' Gompers, as shown
from printed copies of the Federationist
along with reports of the conventions of
the American Federation of Labor, occu
pied a large portion of the session for de
positions held this afternoon before Jus
tice Wright.
?vo?j!ffOSlt,?n8 ara beln* ^en by the
11,? Ut2e of Prosecutors." which seek
QomPfrs. John Mitchell
and Frank Morrison adjudged in contempt
of court. These depositions will later be
read at the trial of the cause before the
six justices of the District Supreme Court
in the spring.
The monotony of today's testimony was
relieved at one time, when in answer to
an objection by Attorney Jackson H.
Ralston to certain testimony, Daniel
Davenport of the committee of prose
cutors intimated* that Mr. Ralston was
unacquainted with the charges against
Gompers and his associates
Called Charges "Truck."
In answering the suggestion, Mr. Ral
ston referred to the volume of the charges
as "so much truck." Justice Wright took
exception to the language of the attor
ney, remarking that the charges had
been passed upon by all six judges of the
court, and the use of such epithets toward
them was disrespectful. Attorney Ral
ston apologized for his language, and the
incident was closed.
i-ate yet>tenlay afternoon William J.
Wilson, representative in Congress from
Pennsylvania, was called to the stand.
He was formerly secretary of the United
Mine Workers and was present at the
convention In Indianapolis in when
a resolution was passed fining any mem
ber of the association who would buy a
Buck's stove.
Mr. Wilson admitted such a resolution
was passed. He could not recall whether
or not John Mitchell presided wheti the
resolution was put to a vote.
Miss Rosa Li. Guard, private secretary
to Mr. Gompers, told the court she occu
pied a room adjoining that of the labor
leader, but could not recall positively
whether anybody else worked In her
room. She was inclined to think not.
Finally, she replied that she did not re
Knows Nothing of Papers,
Attorney Daniel Davenport, for the
prosecution, asked her about a stack of
copies of the American Federationist of
January, 1908, and what became of them.
It was in this issue that the prosecu
tion alleges an editorial by Mr. Gom
pers was published in violation of the
court's order prohibiting the further
boycotting of the Buck's Stove and i-tange
Company. She was unable to tell any
thing about the copies.
Miss Josephine Kelly, private secretary
to Secretary Morrison, did not help the
prosecution any more than Miss Guard.
She knew nothing, she said, about the
copies of the Federationist in question.
Will Be Placed on Ballot, Says
Everett Colby, Without
Asking Permission.
NEWARK, N. J., January 5.?Progres
sive republican leaders in New Jersey
probably will place Col. Roosevelt's name
on the presidential primary ballots with
out asking his permission, according to
a statement made here today by Everett
Colby, a member of the State Progressive
League and progressive republican can
didate for nomination as United States
senator. Mr. Colby said that the league
would hold a meeting at an early date,
not as yet determined upon, to name its
choice for the presidency.
"Leaders in Essex county want Roose
velt, while the Hudson county men favor
La Follette," Mr. Colby said. "The mat
ter was discussed at our last meeting, but
no action was taken. We are now trying
to determine.the choice of leaders in the
other counties of the state by getting in
touch with progressives throughout the
state. We expect to hold a meeting Just
as soon as possible to determine our
Ask Boosevelt to Bun.
Concerning the action of William H.
Mackay, former postmaster of Passaic, in
sending Col. Roosevelt a petition signed
by 1,004 republicans asking his consent
to the use of his name on the ballot,
Mr. Colby said:
"I knew nothing ef it until I read the i
papers this morning, but it seems to me
to be the wrong way to go about it.
What the progressive republicans of New
Jersey should do and what they probably
will do is to go ahead and place Col.
Roosevelt's name on the ticket without
asking his permission."
Democratic National Chairman Will
Not Suggest Candidate or
Convention City.
Norman E. Mack, chairman of the dem
ocrat c national committee, who is in
town, thinks that the meeting place of the
national convention cannot be determined
until after the full committee Is assem
bled and there have been exahanges of
views. Personally, he says, he will, on
account of his position, refrain from mak
ing an effort in behalf of any city.
Chairman Mack will not discuss presi
dential candidates either, and for the
same reason. He says, however, that the
New York delegation will go to the con
vention uninstructed.
He thinks the meeting of the com
mittee may be prolonged for two days
on account of the factional contests
in two states, Pennsylvania inc. i ?m
nessee. Usually the meeting gets
through In one day. The committee
will assemble at noon next Monday, at
the Shoreham Hotel.
The. factional t oubles arise over com
mittee membership In Pennsylvania,
where former Lea> er Guffev and < s ac
cessor, Representative Palmer, are con
testing for a p.ace on tne com nlitee.
In Tennessee' the con'est is between
Montcastle and Vertrees, representing
the two opposing factions in that state.
Of course, there is an Installment in our
next Sunday Magazine of "The Great
Game," the serial by Samuel Hopkins
Adams, which will be concluded In the
following issue; and William Shepard
Walsh tells some interesting things about
national mottoes.
Probable Action if Gallinger
Bill Is Passed.
As a Public Utilities Board Would
Order an Investigation?Carbon
Monoxide Question.
One of the first acts of the District
Commissioners in the event they ob
tain the powers of a" public utilities
commission probably will be to investi
gate the Washington and Georgetown
Gas Light companies.
Both Commissioner Rudolph and En
gineer Commissioner Judson today said
that such an investigation, in their
opinion, could properly be undertaken
by a utilities commission. They inti
mated that if the bill which would be
stow upon the District heads the pow
ers of a commission is passed an in
vestigation will be ordered.
Sweeping Inquiry in Mind.
Upon high authority It Is learned that
the Commissioners, in their decision yes
terday not to urge the Smith bill, which
would limit the amount of carbon monox
ide that may be contained in pas manu
factured and sold In the District to 10 per
cent, had In mind a sweeping inquiry into
the quality of gas used in the District, in
the event of the parage of the utilities
bill which was introduced by Senator
Basing their action on the belief that
the death of Miss Margraiet Shaw turn
from carbon monoxide gas was caused
by a defective gas heater of a type
prohibited by law, rather than the qual
ity of the gas consumed in the stove,
the Commissioners decided to continue
to enforce the law for the present, and
not attempt to remedy conditions by
legislative means.
The statement given out yesterday by
Commissioner Rudolph that the Smith
bill, which was introduced three years
ago at the request of the Com miss'oners.
Is not to be brought to the attent on of
Congress just now. but that the matter
may be considered further is taken as
an Indication that the Commissioners in
tend to get at the matter, if they can, in
a different way.
If Gallinger Bill fails.
If the public utilities bill should not be
enacted into law, it is believed to be more
than likely that the Commissioners may
decide to urge the Smith bill or one
The Commissioners, it is understood,
take the position that they have no means
now of knowing the cost of the manufac
ture of gas, and whether this cost would
be Increased by limiting the amount of
carbon monoxide to 10 per cent. If they
obtained the powers of a pufblic utilities
commission information along these and
kindred lines could be obtained by ex
perts employed for that purpose. The
Commissioners would then have before
them facts upon which to base any action
that they might take
Steps in Progress of Local
Legslation Now Pending
Before Senate.
The Commissioners' bill, recently in
troduced by Senator Gallinger, giving the
Commissioners general authority to con
demn land for the widening or extension
of streets in accordance with the perma
nent system of highways, without spe
cific authority from Congress for each
project, will be looked into by a subcom
mittee of the Senate District committee.
It has been referred to the subcommit
tee on streets and avenues, which is com
posed of Senators Lorimer, Curtis, Jones,
Paynter and Martin. As Senator Lori
mer is tied up with the investigation of
his election. Senator Curtis is the acting
chairman of the subcommittee.
Other Bills Referred.
The full committee has also referred
several other bills to subcommittees for
investigation. Those sent tti the subcom
mittee on streets and avenues include the
bills for the widening of Wisconsin ave
nue northwest, for the extension of 18th
street northeast, for the extension of Irv
ing street northeast, for the condemna
tion of land for highway and park pur
poses to preserve the Klingle Ford valiey.
to provide a connecting highway between
Massachusetts avenue and R street north
west along Lovers' lane, to authorize the
Commissioners to collect an annual rental
for vault privileges granted in public
For Press Censorship.
To the subcommittee on judiciary, of
which Senator Dillingham is chairman,
have been referred bills making it unlaw
ful to publish the details of crimt-s and
accidents in the District, providing
against the abandonment?of destitute^ in
firm or aged parents, to repeal various
acts of Congress by which title to lands
were conveyed to Sidney Bieber. to Rive
the District of Columbia a right of appeal
to the Supreme Court of the United States
in patent cases aiid to regulate the as
signment of wages, salaries and earnings
in the District.
' The House bill prohibiting the sotting
off of fire balloons and similar devices
popular on the Fourth of July was re
ferred to the subcommittee on nre and po
lice departments, of which Senator Mar
tin is chairman.
Six of Head Hunters Left Dead
as Crew of Muncaster
CastJe Retreats.
SEW YORK, January 5.?How seven
American sailors fought and worsted a
party of Moro head hunters in the heart
of a Philippine forest, leaving six of their,
enemies dead, was told today by the
crew of the Muncaster Castle Just in
from a five-month cruise to the far east.
"We were at Cebu, taking on a carro,
when seven of us thought it would be
fine to spend a Sunday duck shooting,"
said Chief Officer Charles Bonner. "We
could find no ducks, so we landed and
dived into the Jungle, thinking to bring
down some sort of game anyhow. We'd
got in the Jungle about three miles when
a band of fifteen or twenty na Ives at
tacked us. We had rifies and shotguns,
while they had only bolos. But in one
attack a Moro got so near to the head
of Chief Engineer Lewis that he cut off
the visor of Lewis' cap with a slash of
bis bolo.
"We killed six of those head hunters.
Every now and then one" dropped as we
covered our retreat to th?^?hore with
occasional shots. But it tor?k us three
hours to reach our boat."
Utility Measures Not Acted on
by Senate Committee.
Arguments on Transfer Law to Be
Made Hext Friday.
Favorable Report Also Ordered on
Other Bills .Affecting:
the District.
Contrary to expectations, the Senate
District committee at its meeting this
morning did not order favorable reports
on the Gallinger bills for a public utili
ties commission and for universal trans
fers throughout the District. Discussion
in the committee today, however, indi
cated that both will be reported, prac
tically unchanged, at an early date.
The universal transfer measure was net
acted upon because the committee de
cided to grant a public hearing on the
bill next Friday morning at 10 o'clock in
room 414, Senate office building.
Especially invited to address the com
mittee at that time will be Charles W.
Darr, chairman of the c.tiwns' committee
on universal transfers; William McK.
Clayton, president of the Federation of
Citizens' Associations; C. P. King, vice
president of the Washington Ra.lway and
Electric Company; lieorge E. Hamilton,
president of the Capital Traction Com
pany; the District Commissioners, and
?probably the representatives of other elec
tric suburban lines that penetrate the Na
tional Capital.
To Discuss Relative Merits.
At the hearing. It is expected, the
relative merits of the Gallinger or
Commissioners' bill for universal trans
fers and tho bill drafted by the citi
zens' committee will be fully discussed.
They differ in important particulars,
about which the Commissioners and the
citizens' committee, after several con
ferences, have been unable to agree.
Senator Works presented a copy of the
citizens' committee bill to the com
mittee this morntng, and there was
some discussion of the differences.
The public utilities bi.l was not acted
upon today, because several senators re
quested more time in which to read the
provisions of its sixty-four pages. As has
been forecast, a difference of opi. on
ex'sts in the comm.ttee whether the Dis
trict Commissioners should be g.ven the
powers of a public utility commission, or
a separate commission should be estab
lished. During today's session Senator
Works of California indicated a prefer
ence for a separate comm.ssion. Senator
GalUnger's bill wou d give the power to
the Commissioners and several members
of the committee expressed the opinion
this morning that they did not object to
that feature.
May Act Next Friday.
Unless the hearing on the universal
transfer bill Is not too protracted, the
committee will hold an executive meeting
next Friday, and, at that time, act on the
u'tilitv measure. Assuredly by the week
following, it is predicted, the committee
will take favorable action on It. There is
general approval in the committee of the
general principles of the bill; but there
may be some discussion over some tew
tures besides the personnel of the com
Approval of the bill to terminate the
lease of William W. Riley for the flah
wharf was expressed by the Senate Dis
trict committee today. Senator Gal
linger will report it to the Senate Mon
day, with the committee's recommenda
tion that it pass.
The preamble of the bill recites that
Congress believes it "to be to the best
interests of the United States snd the
District of Columbia that said lease
be terminated." and the bUl ItseK de
clares simply that the lease of Mr. Riley
is terminated by its enactment.
Favor McCumber Bill.
A favorable report also was ordered
bv the committee upon the McCumber
bill, proposing to pay the remainder of
claims found due by the auditor of the
Supreme Court of the District as a re
sult of the destruction of the Northern
Liberty market some years ago. By pre
vious enactments of < ongress, $2,000 or
about 32 per cent of the claims
naid. This bill proposes to pay the bal
ance. $1,S40.14. The Commissioners have
approved the measure.
Approval also was given by the com
mittee, after it had made several amend
ments. to a bill passed b^he House to
compel the fathers of illegitimate chil
dren to support them. A similar bill, in
troduced In the 8enate by Senator Pome
rene. had been approved by the committee
and Is still pending in the Senate. The
committee, by approving the House bill
today, accepted amendments made by tlie
House and made others, and the amended
bill will be substituted for the measure
now pending in the Senate. The present
non-support law has been held by the
courts to apply only to legitimate chil
dren. and the proposed law will extend It
to illegitimate children and will give the
Juvenile Court jurisdiction in such cases
as it now has in cases of non-support oi
legitimate children.
Approve Insurance Measures.
The committee also put its O. K. on the
bill, already passed by the House, en
larging the powers of th<? superintendent
of insurance of the District in requiring
information from insurance companies do
ing business in the District. The present
law sets forth specifically the information
he may ask, and the bill would allow him
to call for "such other information as
said superintendent may require.
senator Gallinger was
report favorably for the committee a
bill allowing Clara Dougherty. Ernest
Kubel and other owners of Prel?
ises at 323. 325. 327, 320 and 337 1st
street northeast, to file claims for
damages arising from the Lnion sta
tlon improvement. ,Th? M!Sf * of Tthe
bv the general law for the filing or tn
claims has expired, jand A"
ouestlon appealed to Congress to be
allowed to file their claims now on the
ground they did not see printed notices
of filing such claims. ?
Witnesses at Trial of Packers Re
cite Formation of $15,000,000
CHICAGO, January f>.?Details of the
organization of the National Packing
Company, formed March 18, 190S, with
a capital of $15,000,000, to operate the
thirteen independent packing companies
previously acquired by the Armour,
Swift and Morris interests, were given
the jury today In the trial of the ten
Chicago packers charged with con
spiracy in restraint of trade. \
The articles of incorporation of the Na
tional Packing Company, which the gov
ernment contends was the Instrument
used by the defendants to continue the
operation of the alleged old pools, were
read to the jury by District Attorney
Wilkerson, together with the official min
utes of the first meeting of the iocor
porators held March 18, 1900. in Jersey
Arthur Colby, a director, assistant sec
retary and assistant, treasurer of the Na
tional Packing Company, was the fourth
witness called by the government. He
; was questioned regarding the methods of
I accounting used by the company.
Addition to Service in Section
South of the Anacos
tia Bridge.
Following1 the laying of a Mknuilad
cable jreetardar across Anaoeeda iIn>V
from the central eewenci poaytDf it**
tlon at the foot ef New Jersey a*enu*s
announcement was made today that work
Is to be commenced shortly on the con
struction of a pumping station at Poplar*
point, so that it will be poselbte to handle
all of the sewerage In the section eouttt
of the new Anacortia bridge before the
close of the present year.
I The cable Is one of two to be extend
1 ed across the river and which will
furnish electrical power for the opera
tion of the substation. A? *he worlc
of supplying sewer facilities for the
section south of the new bridge U now
in progress, it is planned by Super
intendent of Sewers Asa 12. Phillips to
have the pumping station ready for
operation by the time the sewers aui
Obnnects With Interceptor.
The station will receive drainage
from the Anacoetia ma'n Intercepting
sewer and deliver It to the outfall
sewer at Poplar point. The first
cable was laid yesterday with but lit
tle difficulty, and it la probable that
the second one will be put down some
time next week.
Detailed plana for the pumpftig station
have not been completed, but it Is in
tended to start the work at as early h.
date as possible. The station will havo
only a limited amount of work to do at
first, as only the sewerage section south
of the new bridge will bo completed thl*
year. The task of constructing the en
tire Anacostla main intercepting sewer
will extend over a period of probably
six years.
The installation of the twin cables pro
vides for the transmission, during the first
few years, as a single current, sufficient
power in 220-voit direct current to run te
station. Later, when the requirements of
the service demand, alternating high
tension current up to the maximum esti
mated load of lfiO horsepower may be
transmitted by one of the cables, with the
other held in reserve, the power to ?>c
generated at the central pumping stolon.
Provides for Gradual Chang*.
As at least six years will be required
to complete the main interceptor, and the
increase In the quantity of sewerage to
be pumpM will not be rapid, this ar
rangement. utilising existing equipment
and providing for a gradual change over
to a higher current, will, in the op'iuon
of Supt. Phillips prove a satisfactory and
economical arrangement.
The cost of constructing the substation
is included in the general provision for
the building of the Auacostia main inter
cepting sewer, whicli is being worked out
In harmony with the plans for the im
provement of Anacortia *iver.
Outline of Project Submitted
to Congress by Secre
tary of War.
A report on the proposed inland
wanterway between Boston. Mass.. and
Beaufort, X. C., to be a section of such
a waterway extending from Boston t?>
Florida and to the mouth of the Rio
Grande river, was submit tt>o to Con
gress today by Secretary of War Stitn
son. The report was compiled by the
army engineers, and its recommenda
tions were in large part outlined in
The Star last Sunday.
Chesapeake Bay Project.
Of particular interest to Wasnlngton
' is the recommendation in regard t->
connecting up Chesapeake bay and the
Delaware river.
There Is at present a ca*ioi ten feet deep
with locas twenty-four feet wide between
Chesapeake bay and Delaware river Th
chief of engineers recommends t!iut this
be purchased by the government at
cost not to exceed |-,500,??u0 and that it
be enlarged to a tide level canal twenty -
five feet deep, with a width of iJ.? feet
at the bottom, and :!50 feet on the sur
face. The final cost of the enlargement
of this canal is estimated at
making the total initial cost of this sec
tion of the waterway about fl2.4oo.onM
Construction Proposed.
From Beaufort inlet to Chesapeake l>a>*
it is reoommended that an inland water
way tw'elve feet deep be constructed
from Delaware river to New York bay;
a canal from Bordentown, N. J., to Ran
tan bay. twenty-five feet deep and 1U-".
feet wido at the bottom, with a b~an'*h
channel in the Delaware river from I?o?
dentown to Trenton, eighteen feet d?-ep
Between New York bay and the <-asterti
end of I?ng Island sound'no new' work
is needed. From Dong Island sound to
Narragansett bay a canal eightecen feet,
deep from Fishers Island to the west
side of Narragansett bay, and from Nar
ragansett bay a canal twenty-five feet
deep from Taunton, Mass., to ilingham,
Mass., arc recommended.
(Continued from First Page.)
cort halted on the Virginia side of the
Potomac, forming in line on the left o
the road. The midshipmen, marines and
sailors presented arms as the battery of
artillery proceeded, escorting the calssor.,
on to Arlington. There the final cere
monies took p.ace.
The midshipmen arrived frm Annapolis ?
at V1:4R o'clock. To fortify them against
the prospect of long duty, much of It
without exercise, In the biting cold, hot
coffee and something to eat was dis
tributed to the battalion. Red cheek*
and noses, and fingers stiffened with cold,
were in evidence.
The Dolphin and the Mayflower supplied
the two companies of bluejackets that
marched in the parade. The four com
panies of marines were detailed from tho
marine barracks and the navy yard. Tho
battery of artillery was from the post at
Fort Myer.
No Services at House.
There were no final servlcee at the '
home of Admiral Evans, it being de
cided that the facilities there did not per
mit of a large assembly, such as would
bo any gathering of even the moot in
timate friends of the popular naval hero
Admiral Evans' son, Lieut. Frank Taj -
lor Evans, and his older married daugh
ter, Mrs. C. C. Marsh, reached Washing
ton yesterday afternoon within a few
hours of each other. Mrs. Marsh, who
was at Fort Monroe when she received
the telegram, left Wednesday night on a
steamer from Norfolk and arrived In
Washington yesterday morning. Lieut
Evans came by rail from Boston, reach
ing Washington at noon
They, with Mrs. Robley D. Evans, Mi -?
Howell I. Newell, the younger daughter. .
and Mrs. Frank Taylor Evans, th? ad
miral's daughter-in-law, attended tlje

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