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He Can Pick His Own
Subject if He Comes
Here to Speak.
Commonwealth Asked to Joinj
City in Erecting Big Court j
Building on Ford's Hotel Site. I
Special Committee on Char- j
ter Changes Gets No j
Thanks for Work.
An invitation to Governor Woodrow|
Wllnon, of Now Jersey, to addresa thoj
Council end citizens of Richmond, and J
an invitation to the Stato of Virginia I
to join with tho city In theereutloti
of a great court building for the Slate
and city courts, the Statu Supreme
Coui I and the Slate Uw Library, on
the site of Ford's Hotel, were among
Ute matters given (avorahlo attention
by tho Common Council la.-.i nisut.
Chairman It. It. Poiid.ru. jr., 01 in*
Finance committee, ottered iuu reso?
lution in regard to ?ji,\cinur WllaOII,
d'JKgc.Milig loat no be IllViteU tu iiij-Ku
u public uuuteaa in tue City ,LU?l
toiium on tue suuji'ct 61 municipal
government. At Ute suggestion ot
an. t'onocK, the subject uuiitieu,
cud the resolution unanimously auopt
cd Inviting ine aisuuituifahod caiioi
datu fur tue presidency to aiiureta
the City Council ana citizens ot itlcii
luond on some topic ot nis own .clee
tlou on the earliest date wululi will
juu his engagements.
I'luu crem court Uulldlog.
ill. PollocK wau uutiior ot tnu reso?
lution in regard t-i a n-w cout tnousu.1
He Stated mat ho hud consuitcu Ittch-.
iituhd members ot the General Asecni-1
lily, and mid been inlormed that tne
Slate buildings are now greatly
crowded. He inc-ugiu it an oppor?
tunity (or Slate, and city to unite id
the erection ot u great public siruo
turc Which ?111 give utnple loom for
the State Supreme Court, with uinves,
tor iia judges isiitl tor the Attorney*.
Ucheral of Virginia, quarters tor the
btnte Low Library, stated to be a most
raluuuiu collection of books uu.j in'
daily utti by the leaning attorneys ul
Uleiiiuoud, and lor the city courih, now
in more ur less er-owilcd q^mrver* -tu '?
the City Hall.
The resolution, which wus unani?
mously adopted, does not commit the
city to liny expenditure, but directs
the Council Committee on Grounds
uud buildings t? take up with tho
proper committee of tho General As
9? mbly the question of the joint erec?
tion by the city und State v,f a court
building niid auditorium, covering the
whole block bounded oy tiroud, Capi?
tol, Eleventh and Twelfth Streets, now
belonging to the city, providing in
addition to u spacious uuditoriuin,
nuiiablo for all public occasions, quar?
ters for all of the city court:;, as well
as for the State Supreme Court and
the Law Library.
It was fugge.-icd that even if favor?
able action were not secured at this
lime, the Legislature might appoint an
?d Interim commute.- to work with
the city authorities during tut neit
two years in securing detailed plans
?nd estimates lor tnu erection of iauch
a building along the most modern and
.jp-to-datt line", the contracts not to
be swarded until approved both by the
City Council and by the Legislature of
Get Act Tluiuka.
Some laughter was occasioned in the
cnambcr by the refusal of th: Council
to suspend Us rules In order to place
on Its passage a resolution thanking
the me:nbcr8 of the special committee
which prepared tho report embodying
the recently adopted changes in the
form of city government. Mr. Blake
was the author of tho resolution, which
expressed the thanks of the City Coun?
cil to Mosrs. Pollock, Lynch and Rcadc,
of the Common Council; Uon Leavy
and Rennolds, of the Board of Alder?
men, and Mtssr;?. Rountree, Morris and
Meredith, tho citizen numbers, for the
"painstaking, prompt and faithful at?
tention to the matter committed tt
them," and for the "carefully prepared
and intelligent report submitted b>
them and adopted by the City Council.''
PrJtfldent Peters notified the members
that it required two-thirds, or twenty
seven votes, to suspend the rules, and
only twenty-two hands were raised.
The three Council members of tin- spe?
cial committee did not vote, and It
was observed that the opposition was
?olidly among tliore who opposed tho
four ward and Administrative Board
plan of government, and who have no!
yet become reconciled to a plan which
will in effect legislate many of them
out Of ofllc*. The paper was referred
to tho Committee on Ordinance, Char?
ter .mil Reform.
A Boloted Permit.
From the Board of Aldermen came
an ordinance granting permission to
the Virginia Railway and Power Com?
pany to erect an electric sign: an ap?
propriation of $333.50 to Miss Florence
Kell am for Injuries from having been |
run over by fire engine horses, and an
appropriation of $350 for grading dam?
ages on North Eleventh Street, all of |
which wer? concurred in.
The Commit too on Streets rccom-j
mended that th.- pay of the watchmen,
on the Free Bridge be placed at fi per
day each, which was adopted. The]
Assessor of Damages was tnstructeo!
to appraise damages by reason of
grndtiiK Park Avenue from thit boule?
vard to Shoppard Street; the alley be?
tween Twenty-second. Twenty-third, Q
and R Street?, and Cary Street from
Lombnrdy to Carter Street. An ordin?
ance was ndopted changing the namo
of Buchanan Street, South Richmond,
to Barry Street. Scwcm were ordered
laid In Twenly-thlnl Stroot from U
Str?et lo tho corporation line; In a
Street from Twentieth to Twenty-third,
and In N Street from Twentieth to
Twenty-third, to coat $1,608.72; and a
(Continued- on Third Page.)
richard t. crane dead
He Wo? (he Unyielding? |r?e of IIlKber
Chicago, January 8.?Klchnrd T.
Crane, head of tho Crone Company,
und fo?j of untversifies and higher edu?
cational Institutions, died at his home
to-night, after a tlireo days" Illness of
la grippe.
Nearly eighty years old, Mr. Crane,
who had been without the advantages
?or disadvantages, ua he characterized
it?of training in universities, and hud
worked his Wtty to the bead of a large
iron-working company, contended all
bis life that the college and the uni?
versity was u useless IIMure, and that
the money devoted to higher education
could bo snout more profitably In ex?
tending Industrial education and aiding
persons who ba<l met with adverse
fate. Ills demise occurred within a
few- hours of the Issue of his last at?
tack on schools, uu attack called forth
by repudiation of his theories by col?
lege professors and presidents. In It
be renewed his assertion that college
gruduatcH were 111 equipped tor earn?
ing' a. living, and that many of them
could not command the salary of. a
skilled mechanic Culture and not
livelihood or the means of earning It,
was the only purpose he could dis?
cover for Hie existence of colleges.
Richard Teller Crane was burn in
Patcrson. N. J.. In 1833. His philan?
thropy was devoted chiefly to Uls ef?
forts to huve school boards supplant
high schools with manual training
schools, "to give the student a knowl?
edge of how to use his head and hands
In conjunction with each other, and
to give him a means of doing that
thing for which all education Is In
t'UUed?earn a living for himself und -,
for the family he will, or should, ,
To point tho way he founded tho '
(.'rune Technical Institute, a school de- j
signed to carry out his Idea, and he I
supported It generously.
carnegie will appear
Subpoena Necessary to Gel lllui lie- ]
fore ( mi] mil Ire.
Washington. January 8.? Andie-A .
Carnegie, ironmaster, w HI appear Ulldoi
a subpoena Itclore the House slec.
trust investigating coinmlttoe next I
AS cdnesday morning, lie so telegraphed
to-duy in Chairman Stanley, of tlie
committee, alter having once politely
replied to the committee that hi.- .
counsel advised him not to appear. |
Chairman .Stanley admitted late io-ouy
that It had been necessary to subpoena
Carnegie ??? a witness.
Mr. Stanley gave out the following |
telegram, dated New York, January i, I
8;2tl P. M.j addressed by Mi. Carncgloil
to Mr. Stanley: !
"As I have -aid to you, in answ.ci
to your fortner invitation. I was (|UU'j .
r< lidy to appear, but the government i
having since Included me as a defend-I
ant in Its suit against the Blcel Cor?
poration, my counsel advises inc that
I ought not to appear before >our,
committee. You huve a lull written]
Statement sent to you some time ago |
glvlllg my views on the subject, which!
you ate authorized to use ua yon ace
'lo.elay .Mr. Stanley received a tele?
gram from Mr. Carnegie saying he
would appear. Mr. Stanley declined
to make public the wrltton statement
I referred to by Mr. Carnegie.
opposes frame~ups
w II-..,ii Doesn't ill ml living; I.lrkrd in
iuii Content.
Washington, January 9.?Gover%oi
Woudrow Wilson, of New Jersey, in
:-?.n.addre?s at the National Press Glut
I ihla afternoon made an '"indirect"
; ntltltion to the joiin>- letter, which hir
i hearers easily understood.
The Governor was emphasizing, the
' value 'if absolute frankness among
: newspapci men and the necessity ol
I an unprejudiced statement of facts.
I when he ,observed: "Kicn If a man
I has written loiters It ought not to em
: barrass him if they are published
Even if a man changes his mind it
i. iirht pot tu embarrass Mm."
Discussing radicalism and corner
I vallsht, the Governor said the appear;
, a nee of, radicalism often existed in the
statement of facts, "and thore'are some
vary awkward tacts in this country."
lie deprived his ideal as "animated
"I don't mind getting licked In a
contest." said he, "where the other I
man appeals to the same tribunal that I
I do. What 1 am oppos? d to Is frame
ups by the Interests that are privately
arranged, l am ngninst the whole
: svstem "f priyncy In relation to the
? public business."
abolish canadian senate
Demand of Labor Federation Ofllccrs
Across the Hordcr.
Ottawa. Ont., January S.?Officers of
tjie. Canadian section of the American
Federation of Enbor have prepared an |
elaborate legislative, program which ]
liny hope to persuade the government
to approve in toto. The reforms de?
manded Include the abolition of the
' Senate In Canada as useless asd uu
; necessary, dlrcontlnuance of iron, steel
i and other bounties, exclusion of Asiat
: lea, on eight-hour day for letter car
! rlers and also on all public works, cs
i Inbllshmcnt of a Federal Department of
Public Health, fortnightly payment op
! railroad employes nnd more rigid cn
I forcemtnt of the alien labor law.
i thousaneTm?ros slain
j Resistance to Olxnmilnc Order Cosily
to I'hillpplnc Natives.
I San Francisco, Cal., January S.?Rc
? sistnt.ee to the governments order for
! their disarmament has cost the Moros]
I the lives of nearly 1,000 warriors, oc-'
cording to army officers arriving from
the Philippines on the transport Shor
, man. The task of subduing the na
! fives, they said, turned out to be more
serious than the army anticipated.
Private Joseph Dowdy, of tho Twen?
tieth infantry, is in the hospital depart?
ment suffering from numerous bolo
; wounds.
j supreme court to decide
! Is the Ytrgliiln-Caroltna Chemical
Company o Trustf
: Washington. January a.? ?Vhether
I the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
i pany is a trust in violation of the
I Sherman antitrust law or tho trust,
laws of Tennessee, is one of the ques
thins sought to be raised la a case i
! filed to-day In (he Supreme Court of i
the United States. The ense arises out
"f the suit of the company for money
! brought against J. V. and E. It. Dob
| son. of Greene, county. Tenn.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee; held (
I Unit sufficient evidence was not pre?
sented to show the fertilizer company I
j was a trust.
Wctldtntc Party Auto Falls IO Fret.
Rellolre, O.. Jim tin ry S.?Two men
I were fatally Injured nnel a number
of others sustained painful cuts and
1 br-.ilses early to-day. when an auto- ,
1 mobile truck containing forty-two*
I passengers returning from a wedding
cclobratlon plunged over a forty-foot i
einhunkmcnt near hero. All were I
foreigners. j
Pastor Killed by Trail.
Shamokin, Pa., January 8'.---rhc Row
K. S. Willis, of Elyaburg, pastor of tho
Haptlst Church there, was Instantly
killed at Dclblers Station early to?
day, whiln driving ovor a Pennsyl?
vania Railroad crossing. A light en?
gine struck a carriage he occupied,
Opponents Quote Criti?
cism by Auditing
Fights for Two Auditorships
Still Much in Doubt?Separate
Caucuses Will Be Held
To-Night?Annual Dinner
at Murphy's To-Mor
row Evening.
Lao. by the opponents of Judge Johnj
Q. Dc-w for re-election na Second Audi-,
tor of Virginia, of the statements re-j
gardtng Ule affairs of Ills olllcc made
by the Joint Auditing Committee a 1 it-1
tic more than a year ago, was the de?
velopment yesterday of the contest bo-,
tween Judge Dew and Hosewell Page,
rhu portion or the committee's report,
Which dealt with the Second Auaitorj
lias been reproduced for the iniornia-j
lion 01 members 01 the Legislature. I
This development manes tne light I
one of the must interest.ng to come'
oetore the L/emocratic 'caucus. '1 he
contest over the more important pus'-'
tion?tiiut of Auottor of Public Ac?
counts?lias also grown in intensity,
anu there arc tew who make an effort
10 predict the outcome.
Criticised ultice.
It Is recalled mat in tue report of
tho .loint Auditing Committee ol the
General Assembly, made in December,
ivo'.t. It was stated that tne bOOKS of
tne Second Auditor's ottlce were in un
extremely uhsdiistactory cunaition. Tlic
special accountant wnu maae un e-x-j
binthatiou reported: "In my experienceI
I nave never si en an orilCC natiutlllgj
such great interests wnicii seemed sol
baaiy in need oi a competent account-]
lint." There was no ledger account of
trie sinking fund, "nettling upon aiiicn
1 felt i come rely for tun and accurate
information" regarding tne Aiiiler tund;
there vVer'o no postings of totals, ex?
cept aa memoranuu, on the interest ac?
count; tne. literary lumi accounts were
"contused ami uncertain; no proper
ledger of the State debt." anu "tne I
methods which i saw in torccarc crudeI
and unsatlslaciory. anu will In the iu.i
turo lean io contusion unless tncy ate
radically Improved. . I
In view -it imu situation, the.com-!
mittec recommended tno appointment
or a thorouguiy competent technical uc- '
countunt. ana "thai tne salary tor mis j
position be mane sumcicn; lo secure I
ihe services and enlist me interest of j
a nign-graue man.'' The committee I
lurmcr said mat the methods in use! i
' appear lo have Uten utiavuluabiu ou
account ot tno jack of me necessary !
iaci illiCS and torce," tne:c being no
rcttccilon on Judge Dew.
llooi.i InHiallcd.
The result was laut wovcrnor Swail
=on immediately piuceu a, uooivn.etp..r in!
Lac oiuce. USler a complete sei ui at- ]
uuuuts was eveiiveu anu pui uno oper-1
rn.on by f iann ctaitu, cn.ei uuor.&ee,.er '
,n me ouice ui tne .eiiuiVoi ui t'uuiic
Accounts, ano was ueiai.eu lor a time
tor n.at purpose.
A tew weeks Jttcr the committee re?
port the Legislature met. Juagc Dew,
tne Second Auditor, appeared bet?re tue
Finance Committees and explained that
he had several times askeu tor an ap?
propriation to allow him lo empn-y a
competent bookiieepcr, and that be had
never had the m-aim to secure such a
person. This was in explanation ot
tne committee report. Thereupon me
Legislature, In me general appropria?
tion bill of 1UU', added a provision for)
I an "aoditlonal clerk, who snail be an
expert bookkeeper. I1.M30."
Destination of Money.
When the next annual meeting of tho
Joint Auditing Committee was neld on.
December 2S, lsiu. it reported as fol-i
iows to tho Governor:
"The appropriation bill for 1310 anal
1 1!H1 provided lor tho Second Auditor
un "addlUonal cicrk, who shall be tin
expert Bookkeeper, fi;t>v>".' Tnis'
amount of il.^uo nas been used by the I
Second Auuuor to increase me salaries
of two of nis cierits $-u>u each and to:
pay an adoLlonul employe. Known as!
a stenogrspner, a suiary of Ji.OuO, So!
it appears .mat instead of 'an expert]
bookKeeper,' the necu for such an em?
ploye Having been impressed upon tne I
Assembly, me olllcc nas employed n I
stenographer, an employe not uutnor
ized by law, anJ has incensed the sal?
aries of two cieras whose remunera?
tion is tixed by law (In the appropri?
ation bill).
"The Second Auditor expresses the
view that a proper construction of the
language of tho appropriation bill
would not prohibit him from appoint?
ing to this new position some one
already employed in his ottlce. am)
making such a rearrangement of the
salaries there as the circumstances
seemed to require; but from this view
the committee Is compelled to dla- j
While it is stated that friends ol
neither Judgo Dew nor Mr. Page can
as yet count a clear majority of the
caucus, each is claiming that when
the remainder of the members arriv?
to-day the development Will show that
hu will win in the Joint caucus. I
Work Of 1 run-Hi.
Tho tight is likely to be had on Fri?
day night. The caucuses or to-nlglit
wtll be separate as to tho two houses
for the purposo of electing the otllcers
of the respective bodies. .The dinner
to the Legislature comes to-morrow
night- H Is the belief that the. joint
caucus of Thursday night will bo de?
voted to clearing away tho uncon
testcd nominations?that of a Judge
of tho Supremo Court of Appeals.
Roma fifteen circuit Judges and the
Superintendent of Public Printing.
There will bo no contest over any of
these Judgeshlps. Judgo Stafford G.
Whittle will be nominated to tho Su?
preme bench to succeed himself.
This would leave Friday night's
caucus to the three contested posl
(Continued On Third Page.")
Stockholders Drop Divi-'
(lend Question to Make I
That Possible.
CLEARED $12,000
LAb'r uu'i'UBER
Whole Policy Now Is to Provide'
Greater j&xiuoition in 1912, in?
stead ot naming Money tor
Tnose Inteicsted in big
Show?iNew Uirectors
No sentiment exists amons Hie slot...
h'iiuoia 01 tue \ lrgmiu jiate Fair .u- |
?dotation in favor ot matting the iiiir
a utviuenu-paying anil ganuul vntcrr
prise, au omciai examination into tne
mailer by tno stockHolders, in annual
si;i?iuii ai .Murpny's Hotel lust tllgat,
resulted in an uiKiualined Indorsement
of 1110 poiiey 01 tne executive commit?
tee, Walch nas been to devoid ail pro
hta (?> making tue fair every year more
attractive aim wiaer in scope.
In uuuitiuii to taKiiig action in this
qiiestiun, u.* s'to'csthuiuers nueu inreo
vacancies ??>. tno boaro ot uirectors;
discussed ii.iormaiiy various projects
looking 10? aid tno furtner iniprove
lueiit ui tno lair, und uear? reports ot
tue executive ouicurs. tno report of
tno financial committee, reuu by the
secretary, \V. uougi.ta Goruon, pre?
sented an interesting resume of tue
expenditures and income of the 1911
'ltie total Income of the big show
last year was $V6,88:.'.4i. Of tins
amount, }.>3,%3U.aO was derived from
paid ad missions and the balance from
entry lees, concession fees ami privi?
leges, electric lignt, attractions and
rent of grounds. Compared with re?
ceipts of siib.?b^.tT 'or tne last fair,
Hie 1311' exhibition drew a total in?
come ot %1'J.DW, and the fairs of UU'J,
1308, i'Jv: and 1U00, J80.0U?, >."it<,i)uu, I
113,000 and J37,'K>u. respectively. The
gain of f 11,000 of the last lair over the
one 01 the yejtr previous was ttic larg?
est In the history of tne Stale Fair
I'roilt This Year, ?!3,434.78.
After deducting ail expenses, there
remained this year a proiitof ft2,434.18,1
ill of which; according to the policy
rc.ithritiO'l by tnc 3tockr.oUtt.-rs Ust
nigut, wal tie devoted to Hie p-.ruia
nenl rcitrve being accumulated to re
lire the 'cost ot grounds and buildings
and to the further Improvement of the
fair. According to i latenten t of
the finance committee, tlie association
nas now a t< lai surplus of tiio,62l>.'?8;
The capital invested in the Virginia
State Fair, Including cost of land,
buildings and all improvements,
a .ounts to the sum of t?3S,V0t.S7, pro?
vided troni the toiluwu.g sources:
City of Richmond. ? tl'.'.i t?.j ,; sale of
stock. 1/12,000, and fair pronts reinvest?
ed in plant, 111,588:40.
By request ut the president. Henry
I Fairfax; \>. T. Daimey, business tnun
ancr oi the Chamber of Commerce;
Presided ana caheu tue meeting iu or
1 oer at &:Ju o'clock. A special commit -
j tec. appointed to ascertain it a ma?
jority oi tne ^tocitnoioera were pres?
ent, reported tuai 1,543 of tno 2,880
shares ot the accon.iiion were repre?
sented either in poison or by proxy:
The minutes of the lull meeting were
read by Secretary W. Douglas Gordon
and approved. Reports from the linun
cial und executive) committees follow?
Fair Drew Many from Afar.
On behalf uf the executive commit?
tee. Cat! man J. T. Anuerson reported
I that the last fair was unusually suc?
cessful in attracting people troni dls
1 taut parts of the Stato and from tho
' adjoining Slates. Uu considered this
Ian indication that It is growing year-!
I ly In influence, and mat it is rapidly I
acquiring interstate prominence. Ho
save it us his opinion mat with tho 1
?argo number ot permanent improve?
ments installed, particularly in tho
I *ast year.. tho expense oi conducting
'.he fair will be relatively lighter in
! the futuru than iu the past.
An addendum to Mr. Andtrson'a ro
i *ort was a compilation of seventy-live ,
ixpressions of opinion secured from
I business men of every lino of Industry i
>n tho sunject of the value ot the Slate |
i Fair to the city of Richmond. Tho
I lonor of all of these wns. that the an- !
I lual show is a big factor in spreading .
i 4broad a knowledge of Richmond and :
j Its products, and in bringing to the j
city a largo volume of business.
Xot a Money-Making institution. I
I Chairman Samuel Cohen, of the
grounds and buildings committee, took '
txccption to Mr. Andersons' statement
that the fair will require a lighter ;
comparative expenditure iu the futuro. '
l"h public, in his opinion, demands
.something bigger, better and more at- j
tractive every year, and to meet this
demand an Increasingly great expend)- ?
lure will be needed, lie was strongly .
of the opinion that none, of the stock- .
holder* desired any financial return
from his investment, and that all were
agreed that the fair shall be a pro- i
gresslvo rather than a money-making j
institution. Councilman C. II. RatcUff e |
supported Mr. Cohen's stand and
pointed out. in addition, that regarded '
purely as an Investment, tho city of;
Richmond was due to profit largely !
from the rapid enhancement in value j
of the fair site, which before Its utlll- I
zatlon was little more than a worth- ,
less swamp.
J. T. Disney introduced a resolution!
Indorsing the policy of the executive j
committed In insisting upon the pro- '
gresslvo rather than tho money-mak?
ing character of the fair. It was car?
ried unanimous!)'. To replace Uirec
directors whose terms had expired,
llenrv C. Stuart, James Bsllwood and
A. I* McClellan were elected without |
- opposition.
Mnke Rxhlbltn Approncbrtblc. '
*W. R. Mason -suggested that-arrange
ments bo mude which would enable
1 visitors to the fair to reach the exhibit
buildings without runnlyg the gaunt?
let of the barkers and splelera that lino
j Wahoo Lane, and ' was; followed by.
I (Continued on Second PagT) '
All Dissensions Laid
Aside at Jackson-Day
Keynote of Party Leaders' Gct
Togethcr Meeting Is Burial of
Factional Differences and
Unanimous Attack on G. O.
P.?Many Presidential
Possibilities Present.
Washington, D. C? Jauuary S.?Dem-1
ocrallc. leaders ol the country at the
Jackson Day dinner here to-u'ghl urged
their followers to stop lighliug each
other and assail the common enemy,
tue Republican party, Wltn a united
trout, Governor \\ood:uw Wilson, of
New Jersey; Speaker Jnaiup Clark,
William Jennings Uiyan, William llau
doipn itearsl, Josepu \V. Folk anu utaer
Democratic chicitains who have differed
In the pant joir.eu in a unanimous plea
tor burmouy in IStlX, and predicted
mat poiuicai victory would toilow.
It v\a& a tumultuous dinner, in which
the prospective candidates for thu pres-I
tucnliul nomination snared the honors
ot tne occasion. Governor w lison, wlio
spoke earnestly on tue issues of tue
aay, was given a tremendous ovation.
\> hen he said It was tue duty of the
Democrats m 'consideration ot the trust
problem to "hit the ncads mat we bee
und sec mat our snuluians are ot good
Hickory." tne bun'iuuiera almost raised
the rooi.
When William Randolph Hearst de?
clared that lie woulu use every "source
und resource" In his power to bring
about a Democratic victory, and char?
acterized Theodore ituosevcit as a
"liarioquln of politics," there was au
otiier-expiusive outburst.
Uut w.uen Cnamp Ciurk, the- Speaker
of the House, culled attention to tue
nurmcnloua action ot tno Democratic
majority In the lower liouso ol Con
gi'uaS anu tue results iliey nao accom
pilantu, uiiu set it up uu an example
I or the party to follow, tne climax ol
the Demociuilo optimism ut tne occa?
sion was reacneu.
\\ hen -vir. llryan, who spoke last, pre
dic'-oo a revolution of u^.iieul action
at tne polls ne>' Sioyeiiiuer imcl ap
peolufv. without any suggestion as 10
?im suuuio uc tue stanuu.ro ue.ur, tor
a united Democracy. nu was given a
wolcoino mat rivaled the ovations of
his euny caiuuuigns tor me presidency.
No party dissension, no sectional
prejudice as to ivhero the coming con- |
vcntion should be ueld, no partiality
as to the nominee for President,
marked the banquet ai the itaiaign
Hotel, atienaeu by nearly a thousand
ceding Democrat" from all sections of
? ho country. Harmony brooded over
;he iianquct board, arounu which were
jo?ted members of the National Demo?
crat!.; CoiutnilUC, who only three
jours bet?re were involved in a bitter
Aller tau hand had played "Amer
ca," "Yaliaee uooule," "Dixie." and
H?er patriotic tunes, and the protogra
^.itr iiom an u\erh?ad balcony had
ihouted, "Look pleasant, please:" the
irray of Democratic leaders faring the
.ens from llie toastmaster's table
Housed tumultuous cheers from the
O'Gorman 1? 'I oust innate r.
Senator O'Uorman, of New York, the
loustinuster. had at h!s right Champ
^?lark. of Missouri, tho Speaker ot the
House, one of Missouri's aspirants for
the presidential nomination. To tho
right of .Mr. Clark was Alton It. l'ark
;r, of New York, defeated candidate
if the Democracy In l?Oi. Llesldc Mr.
Parker sat Senator John W. Kern, of
Indiana, former candidate for Vice
Hrenaent, wno appeared as the cham?
pion of Governor Thoniaa R. Marshall,
thj Hoosler aspirant for tho highest
honor of the coming Dcmoerutie con?
To the left of the toustmaster sat
Norman b". Mack, chairman of th*
Democratic National Committee, and at
hla left was .Mr. Bryan.
Between .Mr. Bryan and Governor
Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, who
also sick? tho presidential nomination,
sat Senator Newlands, of Nevada At
Governor Wilson's left was Joseph I!.
Folk, Of Missouri, an avowed Candidate,
Next to him was Senator Pomcrcne.
of Ohio, who appeared as th-i repre?
sentative of Governor Harmon.
First! of the distinguished guests to
enter the banquet hall wus Speaket
Clark, who was roundly cheered, Guv
ernor Wilson appeared a few minutes
later and received a rounlng welcome
Mr. Bryan's entrance was signaled \<y
loud cheers, and he bower simlllngly
to tho throng of banqueters as he p ioa
e-d down the aisle behind the toaatmss.
ter's table, shaking hands with his
fellow Democrats. Mr. Bryan and
Speaker Clark exchanged corcila.
greetings. but it was uoilccable
throughout tho room that the Nebirts
kan was anxious to confer with Gov?
ernor Wilson, whom he joined as soon
as lie had concluded a short talk with
the Speaker. Governor Wilson and
Mr. Bryan talked for several minuter
before the dinner wus served.
Former Governor Folk was the Ins?!
of the presidential possibilities to en j
tor tho banquet hall. Though he pf&a \
ey by Speaker Clark's chair, there was]
no sign of recognition from either of)
Missouri's distinguished sons. Mr
Folk, however, engnged Mr. Bryan In,
earnest conversation.
The dinner over. the. program of I
toasts was Inaugurated with tho ad?
dress of welcome from Edwin A. New?
man, chairman of llie District of Co?
lumbia Committee, who wnu followed
by Senator O'Gorman. the toautmaster.
Looks to 'Party for Relief. ?'
"Tho country is looking hopefully to
the Democratic party for relief from
the manifold ills that afflict It," sain
Senator O'Gorman, "and a great tri?
umph awaits us, a great opportunity
for patriotic service and public noip
fulnoss is bofore us. if wt hut keep our
ranks unbroken and adhere to the
CC^ntinuod on Second PageT"
Hut It C ontroln t?0 Per Ccut. of Coaster I
Hi nlit Trade.
Buffalo. N. y? January 8.?That a j
tru;;t without a name lias obtained .
control of in) per cent, of tho business
of manufacturing and selling ? coaster i
brakoa for bloyclcs and motorcycles
and a large percentage of other bicycle
accessories in violation of the Shonnan I
antitrust law. iB churgoa in indict?
ments handed down by a Federal grand ,
Jury hero to-day.
There are eight counts in tho In- I
dlctments. In which eighteen lndl- I
vlduale and six corporations aro I
charged with conspiracy to restrain I
trade, and with uttoniptlng to inoijoyo- !
Use Che ibusiness.
The linns Indicted are the New
Departure Manufacturing Company, !
Corbln Screw, Corporation, Aurora Ma?
chinery Company. Eclipse Machine
Company, Miami Cyclo and Manu?
facturing Company, and Buffalo Metal
Goods Company.
It Is charged that representatives of!
these firms in 1903 mado an agreement i
arbitrarily fixing prices and providing I
a system of penailtlOS and blacklists. 1
I No corporate name wan adopted, al- |
though the alleged combination has j
boon known t? tn0 trade as the Aaad
! elation of Coaster liruko Licenser*, 1
Cutting of prices, It Is alleged, waa
penaltzeu by blacklisting, atm dealers
who falied to observe the prices of the
association. It la alleged, were prac
tlruliy shut out from tho trade. All
the men indicted have been noiilltd
to appear befor? a United .States Judge
here on Friday for pleading.
"Thla will be a test casu to deter?
mine Just how far a patouteo can go
In fixing the price of his product," said
an attorney lor the defense to-nlght.
"That Is a question which has not yot
been passed upon by the Suproina
Court, and the decisions of the lower
courts havv.- been adverse to tho stand
taken by the governmont* In this
Tlie evliienco ugaliiKt tho alleged
coaster brake trust was secured
John Lord o'Brinu, Cnitcd Stated at?
torney for this district. J. II. Cole,
a special attorney from the Depart,
mailt of Justice, assisted Mr. u'Brian.
Practically Certain He Will tie to
Supreme Court.
Washington, January a.?Bcforo this
week is out President Taft will have
sTeiit to tue SunUto tr.c nomination ot
Junge William C. ilooK, circuit Juuye
ot tue eighth circuit, us ussoclulo jus- j
lice ot Ine cniieii blules bupruiuu Cuui t |
to succeed tile laic Justice Harlan. I
'I nai is pructicitiiy seined in the I
Presidents miiio, aiiiiuugu no is u?
feriing tuu actual nomination until
tno arrival of Aitornoy-uenvrut ^ ick-1
Closely following thla announcement
coinos tnu Btulenieut to-day by senator
Owen, oi OKiunoiua, tnai If President
Tall siiidu iu tne nomintitioii ot JUogu
Hook nu will n y at coiitiruiaiion in- I
licHnlteiy. Senator Dwell also said that
ho wouid introuucu a resolution can?
ing upon tne ITesiucnt tor Copies ot all
His Indorsements oi Ju>go iiook.
Tho President naa uecomo ni?>ro fa
foruoio to juugc nook since protests
against that jurist ueguu to arrive
ll'Ofri Sovcrol r>la.le rtUil'ou*} commis?
sions, bused upon a decision ine juogc
rcnuiTui as to tue li-ceht ruil.rouxi iure
at Oklahoma. Juogc llook aecidud that I
tana uKiuiiuma iaw, was uuiiuscatory.
i'lle President has read the decision of
JUUge hook and toes mat even U the
Kansas jurist om make u uiistaKu iu
thu case, he is human, like others.
Judge ilook's ruuord, tue President be?
lieves to be a splendid one, bis de?
cisions in trust cuses Having 'jocn hi
line with the decisions of tin: Huprothc
Court and thu l'resideut'a inierproia
tlon of tne law applying to these cases.
Senator Oliver, ot Pennsylvania, saw
the Prosiaent to-Uay to uguiu speak
In behalf of Judge llufllngton, of that
Stale, and Senator llrigga, of New
Jersey, held a conference with tuu j
President about Chief Justice oway/.e,
of the Suproirio Court of New Jersey. !
Uoth ilie callers ascertained thut their
candidates stood no cliuiieo of nomina?
Club i.Irin In Sweden \> r'J-c Letter to
Kousua Editor.
Peabody. Kansas, January S.? Nine
1 Kansas farmers can each have a buxom
wife from Sweden it they respond to a
leap year letter written by thut many
I women in that far-off country to a
i newspaper editor here.
"We are a club of nine young wo
| men." tho letter reads, "and have read
I your paper and are impressed that
I Peabody Is a prosperous, moral, Chris?
tian community. We ask If you can
assist in getting us In communication
with young men of your locality ot
good character. Wo would profer to
marry farmers. Wo arc all good
The women say they aro all under
twenty-four years, and, to show that
they aro physically lit for becoming
wives of prosperous farmers, they give
their weights, which run from 135 to
172 pounds.
(Jrubatuc-Whlte to Devote Tluic to
Acruplanc Manufacture.
Now York, January S.?Claude Gra
Iiuinc-Whlto, who will sail for Europe
thld week, baa decided to give up Hy?
ing, and will henceforth devoto hia
time to tho manufacture of aeroplanes.
"Tho demand of aviation crowds for
spectacular Mights Is gradually driving!
all thu sane men out of tbo exhibition ,
business." declares Grahomc-White in
his valedictory. "Nine-tenths of the1
deaths aro due to aviators trying to
fly under adverse conditions or trying!
stunts too fur out of tho ordlnury. {
"L'nf ortunately nvlullou has not at-j
tractcd a desirable element- Variety
artist?, chauffeurs and oilier men of j
their kind have rushed Into it because;
it afforded a new way to make money.:
Hardly one of these men has any Idea!
of the mechanical construction; and;
this unskilled driving lends to tho ma?
jority of accidents."
One Ilulldlng Dnninueri nnd Many Fire?
men Hurt.
Baltimore, Md.. January ,S.?Flro to?
day badly damaged the five-story brick
building at 323-331 West Baltimore
Street. The lora. placed at between
S-lf.O.OOO.und ?400.000, is divided among
the following concerns:
Brockton Shoe Company. United
Cigar stores Company, N. Frank &
Sons, linen, cotton and other fabrics:
M. Kummerflbld Sons Co.. trousor
manufacturer:!, und House, Ileiupston |
& Co., dry goods.
A largo number of llremen sustained
minor Injuries or were overcome by l
While tho tiro was nt Its height an ,
unidentified person, said to have been '
.dressed in a tlroman's uniform, called
the headquarters of the ?Washington
fire department on a tclephono from
a nearby ihualneaa house and requested-'
that engines bo sent to assist the local
company. This resulted In nn offer of
asslHttuico from tho capital city, Thu
burned building is owned by - Jacob
WlicaAfleUl, of Now York.
Makes Bitter Fight, Only
to Be Beaten at
Every Turn.
Meeting of National Committed
Tumultuous and Marked by
Bitter Feeling. Lie Being
Passed?Baltimore Is i:i Lead
for Convention, With
St. Louis Second.
Washington, January c.?William
Jennings Bryan made his tight in the
Democratta National Committed to-duy
and lost- He made Colonel James M.
Guffey, member of the committee from
Pennsylvania, '.lie Issue, und tho torn
ir.lttoo declined to unseat Colonel Ouf
fey by a vote of 30 to IS. Mr. Bryau
once appealed from a decision of Chair?
man Mack, and was defeated 33 lo 15.
Xi'.u committee's session was marked
by extreme bitterness of feeling. Onco
tb? ltd was passed, and blows seemed
imminent. Mr. Bryan, from tlrst to
last, wati the central tiauru In tho pro
' cdcdlngs, and the tight he precipitated
lasted througaout the day.
So much tlmo -was devoted to the
contested seats In tho committee that,
the more Important matters of choos?
ing a convention city, tlxlng the tlmo
of tho gathering and adopting a .'or:a
of call lo include the ?'permissive pri?
mary" plan of selecting delegates wet.;
I over until to-niorruw.
Baltimore lu Lead.
Baltimore stouc out to-niglit well lo
I tho tore of ait nor competitors. Tho
representatives >>t that city proudly
I displayed a certified caeck tor ainu.uuo
us tnjlr bid for tne convention. St.
Louis seemed lo hold second place,
with Denver and Chicago under con?
sideration und New lurk far bemud.
The committee meets at ii>:30 A. M.
to-morrow, and the representatives ot
tho vuriuus cities will uegin their
eiaims at 11 o'clock. Many members of
tne committee tuvor ouuu _o us tno
oate ot tho convention. This will bo
just one Wiek fitter tne Uopuoiicana
uatlicr In Chicago.
The committee organ Us sitting with
open doors, bul as soon as Mr. Bryan,
began .'.is hgllt they wer?: closed, and
remained so throughout the day. It la
said mere was no mincing of words
by any of the speakers, but apologies
later were offered, and when adjourn?
ment was taken until to-morrow all"
the members seemed outwardly to bo
on the best of tjrms.
Colonel Culicy iiuried the He at Rep?
resentative A. Mitchell I'aluier, of Penn?
sylvania, who was contesting for tuet
seat. Later Coionei Gurfcy declared
his temper moineniarlly had got the
better ot him und hu was sorry. Mr
I'aluier said thai altnougn ho had been
thrown out of thu cciinuiltlec Ii would
not cried his loyalty to his party In
any v.ay, and ho would continue tu
labor untiringly tor it. .Mr. i'aimcr
litta previously asserted heatedly mat
If it wore not tor Coiouei uutiey s gray
hairs tnu issue between mem would
havu had a more personal aspect.
Mr. Bryan, arrayuis nimsel: against
some ot his friends of old, inducing
National Chairman Norman K. MacK
and Senator W tlliant J. Stone, of Mis?
souri, tought de.iporately to the Jasc
and had tne committee in a turmoil oC
excitement- Ho had been greeted with,
cheers when ho cnterod the room bear^
ing the proxy of Nebraska in his bands.
Asked to-night utter his defeat if ha
intended to remain over for to-mor-t
row's sessions, Mr. Bryan said ho would,
leavu Washington probably in thuj
early afternoon.
Bryan Is Hitter.
Mr. Bryan Inveighed bitterly agalnaft
Colonel Uuffey and la said to havu
been unsparing in his arraignment ot
tho Pennsylvania member. The feud
between the two men Is of old standing.
Representative Palmer had accused"
Colonel Guffey of consorting with tho
Republican "machine" in Pennsylvania,
und of disloyalty to his party. Mri
Bryan repeated all of this and more.
At tho end, It is said, he had no apolo
| gles to otter, und undoubtedly he will
carry ou his ligni against Colonel Uut
1 fey.
At one lim? during his Impassioned
appoal to tho committco to r'd itself of
"Guffey and GutTcylsm," Mr. Bryau
went so far as to threaten an "appeal
to the people" if the committee decided
against him. The threat had no effect.
.Mr. Bryan suld that thrtco he had been
a candidate for the presidency and Uiaa
t'.&OO.UOO votero had stood back of him.
They were all Democrats, he asscrled.
and it was to the Democracy that h?
would make his appeal.
"'If this committee doss not do tho
right thing." ho daclarcd, "the pcopln
will do the right thing."
Immediately the report spread thatt
Mr. Bryan had threatened tho organi?
zation of a third party. Thla c.irae on
top of the conference between Mr,
Bryan and Senator Iol Fotlotto lata
yesterday, and was given credence tr?
some quarters. Mr. Bryun, however,
laid emphasis upon the fact Hint It wo?
the Democrats to whom he would carry
his appeal, and the third party lullc
died away for tho time being.
Mr. Bryan's Hrat light came with the
calling of Alabama on the roll of State?.
A vacancy from Alabama had been
Ii I led by the Democratic state Commit*
tec. Mr. Bryun moved that the .;-:c
lion of the State committee be con*
tinned. National Committcoman Brown,
af Vermont, made the point of order
that no such action was necessary;
that*under the rules laid down by th*
last, national- convention the national
committed had no right to go bacK
of the- State committee'c choice.
Ulsrcgarde Pleadings.
Commlttoo leaders liai) pleaded with
Mr. Bryan dur'ng tho morning not to>
make.an Issue of the Guffey matter at
this tlmo: that Colonel Cluffey cloarlir
bad- a majority of the committee in
his favor, and that the tight would
avail nothing. Mr. Bryan would no8
listen to thi.s suggestion. Chili ma?,
Mack, Thomas Tuggart, Jonu T. Mc*
Craw. Roger Sullivan and, severai alin

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