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WILSON MAY SIT
AT THR P.iPITfil,
Congress Is Stirred by His
TO GET CLOSER TOUCH
Pemocrats Try to Be En
thusiastic, but Bitterness
KETIX APPROVES jPT.AX
Tillmnn Sn.vs It's All flight if
Wilson Comes as Advisor,
Not ns Meddler.
Wakhinoton, Feb. 27. Congress was
atlrrrd to-day by the statement that
President-elect Wilson has It In mind
to pass several hours each dny In tho
President's room nt the C'aiiltol to keep
In close touch with Congrcs.
Some of the old timers who nrc
sticklers for the Independence of the
national legislature as one of the three
coordinate branches of the Government
gasped nt the proposal. Hvcn the
Democrats acknowledged It was revolu
tionary, lint some of them tried to look
enthusiastic over It.
The difficulty ns they viewed the plnn
would be In drawing n line between
cooperation between the Executive and
members of Cong) ess at these con
ferences In the Capitol nnd an actual
attempt on Mr. Wilson's part to In
fluence the drift of legislation. The
Democrats themselves were ready to
acknowledge that effort of the latter
character would not be tolerattd.
The statement that Mr. Wilson Is con
templating dally Visits to the Capitol l
'attributed to Mr. Wilson himself by
Samuel G. Hlythe In an Interview with
the President-elect, published In th
Haturttny Evening Vast. Mr. Ulythe
"Ho (the President-elect) had con
. eluded, he said, that he could obviate a
good many of the dlltlcultles that must
arise, between Congress nnd the Presl- i
! dent by being up there each day, close
' nt hand, to see legislators and to be sesn
by them." - rl "
Ono thing stood out In nil the com
ment on thn subject nt the Capitol
; the Senators nnd Jtepresentntlvcs are
taking It seriously. They l-Mlcve Mr.
Wilson will net In accordance with his
Mr. Wilson's disregard for precedents
ns (iovernor of New Jersey was re
called. It wan pointed out that more
than once he has addressed the New
Jersey legislature In support of meas
ures favored by him and that he has
nttended the caucuses of the Democratic
members of the legislature.
All this, Democrats contend, has been
In keeping with the liellef announced
by Mr. Wilson nt the conference of
Governors nt Louisville. Ky.. In 1910,
that a (.iovernor should use every
proper means In his power to obtain
the enactment of laws which the people
Rver since the Capitol was built there
has been 11 room for the President.
The first three of the Presidents visited
the Capitol occasionally and did not
hesttnte to speak to Congress. Hven
In Washington's lime, however, the
contention of Senator Mclean of Penn
sylvania) that there should In- no med
dling on the part of the Chief Kxecu
tlvn In the affairs of the legislative
branch found enotign supporters to
cause Mr. Washington to withdraw
from the Vice-President's platform one
day when he had 'sought to have the
Senate pans all Indian treaty which he
Since President Jefferson's time strict
rules of formality have marked the vis
its of thn President to the Capitol.
Kvery administration has brought a
full crop of opponents to Kxcctitlve
usurpation of the powers nnd privileges
of the legislative branch. ' Between
1 803, when President Jefferson ad
dressed the Senate, nnd February R of
the present year, when President Taft
delivered u eulogy on the late Vice
President Shermnn, no President, It was
said, had spoken directly to either
branch of Congress.
Not only has this been true but their
visits to the President's room have been
Infrequent. In most cases the Presi
dent has gone there nt night to sign
bills passed nt the last moments of the
dying sessions. The President's room
is ornato and has been chlelly used
ns nn attraction for sightseers in Wash
ington. Senator Tillman of South Carolina
spoke the sentiment of the most of the
Democratic Senators when he said: "It
President Wilson comes as an adviser,
all right: If he does not, nil wrong."
Tho Senators want Mr. Wilson to
understand In advance that they will
brook no attempt to dominate or con
trol their proceedings.
Senator Kern of Indiana, who piob
ably will bo the Democratic leader In
the Senate after Mnrch 4, said he was
pleased with Mr. Wilson's plan. He hud
no doubt that the President nnd Con
gress should keep more closely In touch
with each other.
"Tho proposal that the President no-i-upy
his room In the Capitol regularly
would seem to bo an eNcellent solution,"
he declared. Mr. Kern ndded that thn
suggestion had been made to Demo
era tie Senators a nil Congressmen that
a committee be appointed to go Ixirlt
and forth between the President und
Congress to save tho time of both.
Senators Thomas of Colorado, Pom
reno of Ohio and Plltinnn of Nevada
tsn expressed the belief that thn Presi
dent anil Congress should keep In closer
tqiirh with each other.
Following to-day's developments Dem
ocrats have been wondering If Mr. Wil
son also will follow his practice ut Tren
ton and as tho party leader attend
caucuses of the party membership in
Whether or not Mr. Wilson carries
his "cooperative" plan further than was
ndlcntcd by to-dny's announcement. It
Is safe to say that some Interesting
scenes nrn In store for the President's
The general Impression here Is that
the Innovation If It lit tried will lie
short lived and that It will Immediately
be made, tho Iwsls of n bitter nttnek
upon the new President ns nn encroach
ment on the legislative branch of tho
Trenton, N. ,T Teh. 27. Oov. Wil
son wns asked to-day If he would oc
cupy the President's room In the Cap
itol dally. Me replied that It was n
mnttcr to he decided later.
WILSON IS "SOMEWHAT SEVERE."
Mr. Mnrahnll (.Ives Her Impression
Pllll.AnEt.finA, Feb. 27. Mrs. Thomas
W. Marshall, wife, of the Vice-President-elect,
did the talking for the family this
afternoon while her husband went to
Trenton to call on Oov. Wilson. She
said she was mighty glad that her hus
band had accepted membership In the
Chevy Chase Club, and added that she
did not agree with Mrs. Wilson's Idea
of dressing on $1,000 a year, although
she meant to live within her husband's
Mrs. Marshall also took a little shy nt
the hikers, remarking that the mnrch of
the suffragists was "too silly for any
thing." "I don't belong to on nntl-suf-frnglst
society." she said, "because I
wouldn't do anything to oppose the vote
If women got It, and I certainly would
exercise the right of franchise. Hut
women hnve yet to bring nbout dress
reforms nnd settle the domestic prob
lems before they endeavor to handle
Mrs. Marshall gave nn Interesting de
scription of the President-elect. In which
she said that he Impressed her as being
GAYLEY TO TESTIFY
AGAINST STEEL TRUST
May Go Heynntl Corey When He
Is Called to Stand
James Gayley, for i-evcu years first
vice-president of the United States Steel
CoriHiratlon, will Ik- a witness for the
Clovernmcnr to-day In the suit to dis
solve the company, according to nn
announcement yesterday by Henry E.
Culloru .v.hu with Jacob M. Dickinson,
former Secretary of War. Is prose
cuting the case for the Government.
Mr. Gayley will In the first witness
when the hearing Is resumed this morn
ing before Special K.vuniner W. P.
Brown and It Is Intimated that with
his testimony the prosecution will rest
and the defenci ivlll begin after an
Word that Mr. Galcy is to lie a
Government witness created an much
excitement In llnancial circles as there
was after William K. Corey had testi
fied. The question last night was:
"Will Mr. Gayley so on wlieie Mr.
Corey left on?"
.Mr. Gayley after serving from 1002
to Novemlier, l0ji, as tirst vice-president
resigned, according to nn an
nouncement by President Corey, lo
calise he wanted to retire from business.
He whs then .IS years old.
There were reports of friction then
which were never confirmed, but it has
been generally understood that since the
occurrence the relations between, the
former vice-president and Judge K. II.
Gary have not been of the friendliest.
It Is not known that Mr. Gayley
Is going to volunteer nny information
or to take advantage of any ipiestlon
to tell everything lie might know. Mr.
Colton would not say whether he had
ever talked over the matter with the
.steel man or had reports from any
person who had held such conver
sation. WILSON STARTLES COMMITTEE.
Wauls Sent In Semite fur Ilia ' bl
uet nn Mnrrli I.
Wasiiin(itoc, Feb. 27. President-elect
Woodrow Wilson nearly threw the
Congressional Inaugural Committee Into
convulsions to-day by preferring u re
quest for ten seats on the floor of the
Senate for members of his Cabinet on
Inauguration Day and ten seats in the
reserved galleries for wives of his Cab
Il has not been customary at previous
Inaugurations to give this recognition
to the new Cabinet. Such courtesies
in tlic way of accommodations hnve
been limited to the President and Vlcc-I'resident-elect
and members of their
immediate families. '
The tickets for the ceremonies had
been apportioned already, but the com
mittee set about the task of reclaiming
a sufficient number to meet the request
of the I'lesldcnt-elcot.
CHURCH BUILT IN ONE DAY.
Member of I'lurliln Cniiicrrtcntlun
llo Work Thrtiisel vra,
Jacksonuu.k, Fin.. 1'Vb. 27. A church
was built between sunrise and sunset
here to-day by members of the congre
gation. To-night services were held In
The lot wns purchased for $8,000 with
tho help of the Presbyterian Council of
th"! city. There was no money to hire
carpenters nnd the members decided to
do tin- work themselves.
The wives and diiughteis of tin- men
served luncheons und encouraged the
tilt, M'.W YORK U PACIFIC IOVSI.
Ufilsh alley Hallroad, liar, 11 lu Apr, II, Air,
SHLZER WON'T HELP
THAW TO GET OUT
"Don't Think He'll Leave Mat
leawnn "While Tin Gov
ernor," He Snys.
Governor Directs Whitman to
Art Uelations With Seott
at Breaking Point.
Albany, Feb. 27. Harry K. Thaw will
not be released from the Matteawnn
State Hospital for the Criminal Insane
while Sulxer Is Governor, If the Gov
ernor can prevent It.
The Governor said so himself to-night
In n hot discussion of the bribery
scandal, the first result of which wns
the resignation to-day of Dr. John H.
Iliissetl as superintendent of the Mat
As an offshoot of the Thaw scandal
It became evident to-night thut the re
lations between the Governor nnd Col.
Joseph F. Scott, State Superintendent
of Prisons, ate strained to the break
ing point nnd It wns freely predicted
here to-night that Col. Scott's head
would fall within n week.
Tho Governor's remarks nbout Thaw
come as a result of Dr. RimscII's resig
nation, which wns given to Col. Scott
and accepted before Col. Scott received
the Governor's request to oust Husscll.
When told of this Gov. Sulzer said:
"I am sorry for that, for I wnnt him
thrown out of office ns a disgrace to the i
State. 1 want the District Attorney of
New York county to lay this testimony of
l)r Husscll before the Grand Jury ami
I want them to prolie It to the bottom ami
Irt no guilty man escape.
"Just what action I will take regarding
the others who are seemingly Incrimi
nated I will not make public now, but
will wait for the report of the commit
tee of Inquiry."
Asked If Thaw would be brought to
Albany to testify the Governor said:
"Chairman Carlisle of the commission
expressed the liellof to me that Thaw's
ileslie to come to Albany was liorn of
the cunning that If he were taken be
fore the commission at Albany to tes
tify regarding the bribery Ills attorneys
could use this fact as n basis for some
future proceeding aimed at establishing
In the eyes of the law that Thaw was
"It Is a sad commentary that n lunntlc
could le credited with exerting sufficient
Influence to cause the removal of a super
intendent of a hospital. It creates In many
minds a belief thut the Inmates should
be nut and the of flclals. In., .
"Hut I don't believe Thaw will get out
of the system while 1 am Governor.
am going to run down every grafter
in the State and we have many of
Chairman Carlisle talked with Gov.
Sulzer upon his return from Mnttenwan
and told the Executive that he lelevel
Thaw was n lunatic nnd an Incompetent.
"Mr. Carlisle, who Is an able lawyer,"
sabl the Governor, "drew this conclusion
from Thaw's meagre testimony. Mr.
Carlisle questions the advisability of
taking Thaw's testimony on the ground
that lie Is a lunatic. If he In a lunatic
I think we don't enre much for what
he has to say."
Guv. Sulzer has mulled a certified
copy of Dr. Russell's testimony regard
ing the alleged brils-ry to District At
torney Whitman with Instructions toiund those who had tocn left upstalts
lay the evidence In-fore the Orand Jurvlsaw no way of escape except by lump-
nnd investigate thoroughly the bribery
In reply to n direct question whether
or not Col. Scott's head would fall be
fore the end of the week, the (Iovernor
"I want to make It understood that Col,
Scott offered ine hl resignation some time
ago. There is absolutely nothing in the
stories thnt 1 am opposed to Cnl, Scott
because lie would not appoint Mr. Itattl
gau to the warcipnshlp of Auburn prison.
"Cnl, Scott has permitted Hrnliarn. who
Is the Republican political bos of that
county, to remain warden. Why does be
hold Henhum now after charges hnve
been filed against him" These charges
are contained in tho .Mc.Mahon and Van
Kennen reports, based upon disclosures
made In th) lust prison Investigation."
Col. Scott and his secretary, John M.
McDowell, were asked later If charges
had been Hied against Warden Henham.
Col. Scott expresseil surprise at the
Governor's statement, saying that he
thought he and the Governor under
stood one another perfectly on tho ques
tion of llenham's removal. He added:
"I have Wm den Pentium's resignation
in my hands. He is now serving until
we ngree on his successor."
Disturbed nt the rapidity with which
developments affecting the I'rlson De-
pnrtment have come about in the last
few days, Secretary McDowell mado this
remark about the Governor:
"He can go to hell, anil can have
my Job any time he wants It, He Is
either lying, or has been misinformed,
If he says charges were tiled against
Uenhnm. Neither report contains
churges against llenham, or mentions
"Of course he Is only talking for
himself," interrupted Col. Scott.
Special agents of the commission re
turned to Albany to. day after making
unsuccessful efforts to find Detective
Hoffman, Through Hoffman tho com
mission hoped to obtain tin-, information
Thaw refused to give til Mattcawau
yesterday in regard to his payment of
$25,000 to Lawyer John N. Anhiit to
gain his freedom, and especially lu re.
gard to what help Thaw expected from
A copy of the testimony taken before
Gov. Sulzer's commission lu regard to
tho bribery churges In the Thaw can?
was delivered by a special messenger
to District Attorney Whitman nt Iho
Har Association last night. Tho Gov
ernor al.Ho sent a copy to K. Christie,
counsel for thn grievance committee of
tho liar Association, The latter con
ferred with Mr, Whitman for hnlf nn
hour. The testimony transmitted was
that of Supt. Scott, Dr. Russell, W. F.
Clark, .1. V. May, J. N. Anhut and II. K.
Thaw, .Mr. Whitman sold ho could not
tell what nctlon hn would lake until ho
hail considered the testimony.
A ronr HUM of ANCO.NTI'RA IIITTKIIH
before mcl la splcndtd tonic , I if r.
STEEL RAILS ON FREE LIST.
t'i))lerTO(i)l Outvoted In Wn mill
Washington, Feb. 27. Serious differ
ences have developed among Democratic
members of the Ways nnd Means Com
mittee over the tariff plank of the Haiti
more platform that was adopted nt the
Instance of William J. Bryan. Thlsi
plank declares that all products of do-1
nystlc production that are sold nt a I
lower price abroad than In the United
States shall be transferred to tho
Chairman t'nderwood l opposed In
the literal adoption of this particular
plnnk. He Is firmly of the opinion
that If the committee adheres to -tho
principle that It enunciates It will ser
iously Interfere with the prospective
In the matter of steel rails the com
mittee tentatively decided that they
should bn placed on the free list. Mr.
Underwood voted against the motion,
but the majority wns opposed to him.
Steel rails are now taxed seven-fortieths
of one cent a pound. The Underwood
metal bill passed heretofore in this Con
gress reduced the rnte by 10 per cent.
It wns plain nt the committee meeting
where the differences over the tariff
plank cropped out that the majority
believed that steel rails are sold cheaper
ubroad than lu this country nnd that 1
It was the duty of the committee to
comply with the mandate of the plat
PANIC DRIVEN CROWD
IN BLAZING SCHOOL
Jinny .lump From the Windows
at Sharp Hla.e in West
West iiuanuf, X. J., Feb. 27. Several
persons weie Injured by Jumping nnd
many were bruised and battered In n
rush to escape nt a tire In the West
Orange High School here to-night.
A lecture on tuberculosis had filled
the school's auditorium, on tho third
floor, nnd there was n wild pnnlc when
the cry of fire went up. No one was
killed, and ns far ns the police can
learn no one Is missing. The building
Is a total loss. Not even tts walls nre
All week there have been moving
picture shows In the school building,
which Is on Gaston street. To-night
there was a tuberculosis exhibit under
the auspices of the State Hoard of
Health and Anti-Tuberculosis League of
The lecture in the auditorium had
been in progress some fifteen minutes.
Out of one of the ventilators In the rear
of the hnll billowed a thick cloud of
smoke and the next moment men and
women in the rear were getting ner
vously to their feet. Then some one
and the rush for the
The school was fitted up with tire
proof staircases, which met the test.
The persons on the platform ran nl-out
trying to keep order, but nothing could
hold men and women from Jamming
together at the top of the stairs In
the fight for safety
As they struggled down, trampling
and bruising one another, the smoke
from the fire, which had started in
the Imsement, rapidly enveloped them,
lly the time the first man had trus
gled out to till' street the whole lower
part of the building was In flame
, Ing thirty feet to the pavement
Miss Mary Knezele of Wheeler street,
lV(il f Irn nun u.ti.r.il n Pi nf llin ttitlitlcll
,iA.,nrm.,.ni '.,f Hi., a m l.Tntumiii..l
League, was one who Jumped. She hadlo,,,.0,r stntes where women vote will be
two ribs broken nnd wns taken to her
home. Henry IVIndt, n member of the
Hoard of Health, and Robert K. Dudley
of 9 Hlrch street. Jumped after wander
ing nbout in the smoko filled auditorium.
Mr. Felndt was badly bruised and Mr. ',
Dudley suffered Internal Injuries. I lira. Ilennell Sii thr Mnlrrlnl Will
In the meantime the tire fighters nr- ; Keen Mini litis
rived and down their ladders they car
ried twenty men nnd women from the "This Is the first time that Congress
third floor to tin' s.treet. The firemen has taken nny unsolicited ncllon, or In
believe that no one was left In the build- fact nny action at nil, on the question
DENSE FOG HOLDS UP LINEKS.
Thr fit VnrU, Anchored Off Hook.
Will lliiek To-ili).
A r.ephjr from the south blowing
on the cold surface of the waters liere
nbout yesterday created one of the
thickest fogs that ever bus cut off the
towers und minarets of the town and
held up local and international iiuvi-
The American liner New York, from
Southampton, reported herself by wire
less anchored off the Hook In the
early afternoon after she had spent
four hours crawling up from Fire
Island. She gave up the effort to get
Into harbor late in the afternoon when
the fog showed no sign of lifting. She
will come up this morning if. ns the
prophets expect, a shift of wind to
the westward clears away the mists.
Several outgoing ships. Including
some going coastwise, weie forced to
anchorage, fearing mishap in the murk.
Several showers April sutigu's'llve in
temperature, made gaps of partial clear -
ness In the late afternoon and evening, j pressed the view that It was with re
The mercury hit the spring mark "f Kret thnt they pould not sign the report.
52 degrees at noon und even at ! o'clock Thev based their unwillingness largely
last night was hovering around 43. ( ',, nm Krm,ud thnt. as there was apt to
The Washington experts said we ;'. :1 party division on many of the
might get some blow out of a storm I points of the report, they did not feel
that was cutting up over Tennessee jUtned In subscribing to the document
nnd headed toward the Atlantic nt u 1 j,, lllto.
RACES CLASH LN MANILA.
Police Cnnril Ml, (Mill Chinese Who
Mny He Dcpnrtvil,
Special Cable lleipiitch lo Tin: Sc
Manila, Feb. 27. Thern Is, trouble
hero over the threatened . doportutlon
of undesirable Chinese because of their
boycotting of tho Jnpanese.
Ten thousand Chinese, headed by tho
Chinese Consul, are being guarded by
(1.0. ninlAll's guarnntreii Pile Olntmrnt rurra
Piles. Srnd in cents fr trial Imi l II, T.
ujdlcy. J Pike at., I'orl Jervli. N. ,Atlr.
CONGRESS TAKES UP
Ifolison Heads Siih-Comniittee
to Inquire Into the
S1TPOHTS SITFHAGK IDEA
Arranges for Congressional Par
tieipation in Parade to
Washington, Feb. 27. A Congres
sional Inquiry that gives official cog
nizance to the movement for woman's
suffrage has Just been ordered by the
Committee on the Flection of President,
Vice-President nnd Hepresentnllves of
Those In charge of this Investiga
tion have been directed to advtso the
House whether It Is expedient nnd de-
srnblo that equal suffrage In the elec
tion of President and Vice-President
should le granted through the medium
of a constitutional amendment or
whether the reform should be left to
the wisdom of tho Stntes themselves.
A circular letter has been sent out
to hundreds of persons supposed to'hav
knowledge of the question and early
In tho new Congress hearings will bo
held. It Is the belief of the House
leaders that these hearings will be tho
most extensive nnd exciting ever held
by a Congressional committee.
The chief question presented for the
consideration of Congress is Involved
In n proposed constitutional amend
ment which provides that tho States
shall grant equal suffrage. Suffragists
are trying to persuade Congress to pro
pose such up. amendment of the fun
damental law. It Is a serious question
even In the minds of many who sup
port the movement for equal suffrage
whether Congress should net.
The Investigation has been entrusted
In the main to Hepresentntlve It, P.
Hobson of Alabama, an enthusiastic
supporter of woman's suffrage. Asso
ciated with Mr. Hobson In this work
ore Representatives Porter of Penn
sylvania and Trlbble of Georgia. Mr.
Hob-ion has been named chairman of
the sub-committee. The sub-committee
has been Instructed to collect all availa
ble data, examine all persons who may
desire to bo heard and report to tho
full committee whether It would be wise
for Congress to act or permit tho prob
lem to he worked out by agitation
In the various States. The sub-committee
plans to mnke a report to the
full committee somr- time during tho
life of the new Congress
I "I believe in enunl sulTi-mre" miiM tr
' Hobson to-day. "As to the wisdom of
I Congress passing it constitutional
amendment as proposed I am not pre
pared to give an opinion, (in this point
1 am open minded. The constitutional
amendment proposed would make It
obligatory on the part of the States to
devise means whereby women would be,
permitted to vote for all oflices. The
House committee In npproachlng the
, 'luestiou in tne proper spirit. I look for
a oecision oy me commiuee some time
.next winter "
Suffragists who have gathered here to
take part lu the suffragist pageants to
be belli on .March 3 believe their battle
already Is half won. Mr. Hobson will
take part In the suffrage parade. He t.s
In charge of the arrangements looking
to the participation of Senators and
Representatives lu the pageant. Practi
cally nlUthe members from Washington,
' Colorado. Flail. Wyoming. Idaho aim
In the line of march, Among them will
be Senator Dixon, the Hull Moose leader,
and Senator La Follettn of Wisconsin.
DATA SENT TO HOBSON.
of suffrage," said Mrs. Mary Ware Den
nett. secretary of the nntlonal organiza
tion, yesterday. "For forty years ap
plications ha vi- been made to every
Congress for nn amendment to the Con
stitution. "A hearing hns been granted each
time and n committee appointed,
usually made up of members bitterly
opposed to woman suffrage. Not a
committee has ever made a report.
For the llrst time In Its history .Con
gress has taken tin- Initiative lu mak
ing an Investigation.
"We have despatched n mass of ma
tellal lo RepresentatlM" Hobson which
will keiqi his committee occupied for
WON'T SIGN PUJO REPORT.
Itepillilleillia ll The i:ect n
I'hM 1)1 IdIihi,
W'ASIIINUTON, Feb. 27. Till' i'ujo
committee completed Its review of tlu
repoit of lis Investigation with its find
The Republican members withdrew
1 rr.,m tin. room after ..at h in lorn ev
They told the committee before their
withdrawal that there would be no
minority report. They will not concur,
nor will they demur. Either as a group
or separately Representatives McMor--""-
Hayes, Guernsey and Ileald will
I 111 l,n)l ti'" )'l) i L) null pwiiun
t i majority report to which tlmy do
The complete report with the hills
which are based upon Us suggestions
will be Introduced In the House late to
morrow. The report Is practically the
same as submitted by Samuel I'nter
myer. ...).. ...... ..ln...U ,.n nAl..l.. ....I..-
The report will he nrcompnqled by an
elaborate svstem of exhibits and the
renroducllona of the various cbarto-
rrpiot iiLiioiis oi me mums mnrio-
a,''IM ..I'KHinilVH. M VV1VI, .,
FEARS FOR MAWBON HIMSELF.
Friend Think Something; Has Jlap
lienril to Antarctic Rzplorer.
Special Cable lleipalch to Tan Brs.
SvD.NKr, N. S. W Feb. 27. There Is
considerable anxiety over the silence of
Dr. Mnwson by wireless since he sent
word two days ago of the death of two
members of his Antarctic expedition.
Friends of the members of the expedi
tion lire uneasy lest some further mis
hap may have befallen them.
HOUSE PASSES VALUATION BILL
31 en an re lo Katlmate nallvrar Prop
erty Now Clara to Taft,
Washington, Feb. 27. A physical
valuation of railroad property in the
United Stntes, to be made by the In
terstate Commerco Commlslon, Is au
thorized in the Adomson bill, passed
by tho House to-day.
The measure hns already passed the
Senate and now goes to the President
It has leen estimated that the work
authorized will eventually cost the Gov
ernment J6.000.000, and the railroads
nbout the some amount.
PANELS BOUGHT FOR AMERICA.
A Minna first Preferred Masterpieces
of Kllsnltrthnn Interior Decoration.
Special Cable DetpalcA to Ttn 8cn.
Ionpon, Feb. 27. One of the best
preserved masterpieces of Elizabethan
Interior decoration In England is going
to America. The London dealer, Mr.
Charles, has bought tho entire Eliza
bethan building Kotherwaa, the seat
of tho Uodcnham family, near Here
ford, the feature of which is thirteen
apartments which are decorated with
superb Elizabethan panelling;, with
Jacobean additions from the time of
James I. to Quoe.n Anne.
Mr. Charles will take the whole ma
terial for reconstructing: In apartments
In New York, where he Intends to sell
Kotherwas, which Is mentioned in
the Doomsday Hook, descended In an
unbroken lino to the Bodenhams from
the time of Henry I. until 1912, when
Count I.ublenskl Hodenham died.
U. S. TO CHOOSE ARBITRATOR.
Third Man to Settle naMroad Dl.
pnte Sot .Named.
Announcement was made yesterday
by Albert Phillips, representing the Are
men on tho Eastern railroads, that he
and W. W. Atterbury, representing the
railroads, being unable to agree on the
third man to complete tho board which
will arbitrate tho waze demands, had
so' notified Presiding Judge Martin A.
Knapp of the United Statos Commerce
Court nnd nctlng United States Labor
Commissioner O. W. W. Hangar.
It now devolves on theso two Fed
ernl officials to name the third arbi
trator. There Is no time limit for the
appointment, but It is believed that they
will loso no time In making a selection.
APOLOGIZES TO CORESPONDENT.
Mm. Wllllnma Kxnurrntr Mlaa
.oehnrfrr, Vanieil In Kail.
An apology by one woman to another
for naming her as corespondent In a
divorce suit was filed In the County
Clerk's office yesterday.
The iiHilogy wns written by Mrs.
! Elizabeth Ijiurn Talt Williams, who Is
suing for n divorce from Chnrles Arthur
Williams, and accused him of miscon
duct with l'hipbe Schaefcr nnd other
women unknown to her.
Tho suit is to lie tried on Monday
on the charges affecting tho unnamed
women, but in her retraction concerning
Miss Schnefer thn plaintiff said:
"Helng unable to substantiate the al
legations, 1 desire In Justice to I'ho'be
Schnefer, the corespondent named, to
withdraw the charges against her."
VIOLET RAYS EXPOSE FORGERY.
Johns Hopkins Professor Find Wny
In lleleet Cheek llnlalna.
I1ai.TI.morb. Feb, 2T - Dr. Robert W.
Wood, professor of physics at the Johns
Hopkins Fnlverslty, has found a way to
detect check raising, however skilfully
It has been done. He has a piece of pa
per on which the words "Twenty-four
hundred dollars" appear. The words
were originally "Twenty-four dollars."
The change was made by nn expert,
who had erased the word "dollars" nnd
the line nftcr the "twenty-four" with a
chemical Ink eraser und had written the
words "hundred dollars" In n manner so
perfect that It was Impossible to dis
cover any change In the line even with
thi- aid of a high power magnifying
Dr. Wooil took the slip of pnper and
put it under Ills ultra-violet rays and
photographed It. The result was thut a
heavy smudge appears after the words
"twenty-four," clearly showing that
something hail been erased and some
thing else, written lu.
Dr. Wood's discovery will he of espe
cial advantage In discovering changes
liinttc In wills.
i 10-DAY-OLD GIRL AN HEIRESS.
I'l'rusl In ml of 2,0011 lo 1 0,01)0 fur
Willilorf llioplo) ee'a Unlij.
If ii telegram nnd other kinds of
' uollllcatlou mean anything .Miss
Josephine Hodges, ten days old, of Cen
tral I'ark West Is beneficiary of a trust
, fund ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.
Llttlo Miss Hodges hus not yet ex
i pressed any opinion on the bit of good
fortune, it was her ratner, Edward
Hodges, the stout one of the two men
who hnve u counter Just Inside tho
middle entrance to the Astoria side of
the Wnldorf-Astorla, that received the
word yesterday and nlso tho congratu
lations of everybody In the house.
Mr. Hodges would not tell who was
the baby's benefactor, but said thnt he
wus n l'lttsbure steel inun who not only
Inherited money but made It, An ft
patron of the hotel he had often wnnted
lo do something for Mr, Hodges.
ri mi in 4 -HIII'KHIUIt NKHVICi: via At
lantic Coast Line: "N. Y. a Florida Special" lves
I H'J noon. S other limited tralna dalfy; :IJ A. M,;
(, M Huierlor ltoailway. 1218 U'way,
Says $175 a Share Was De
manded to Swing Man
AT 43 ABOVE MARKET
Gould's Profit at That Figure
Would Have Been
PLAN TO FOIL MOVE
Manhattan Certificate Will
Be Made Out to-4he
GOULD MAY GO TO -COURT
Chairman McCall Keadytfco-Signi
Contracts for All Routes
Theodore P. Shonts, president of the
interborough, made dlreot charges last
night that a representative of George
3. Gould had offered to swing the board
of directors of tho Manhattan Railway
Company into Mr. Shonts'a hands pro
vided the Interborough would buy the
Gould stock at 176, or 43 points above
the market price. Such a transaction
would have profited the Goulds 13,640,
943. This is Mr. Shonts's statement as
he gave It out:
"Mr. Shonts stated that Mr. Qould's
statement to the press wns the first
notice he had ever received of nny
objections upon the part of the Man
hattan company to tho Manhattan
certificates. Upon tho contrary, the
certificate was the subject of pro-''
longed negotiations between counsel
for the Interborough company and
counsel for the Manhattan company,
nnd In the form submitted to the
Manhattan board received the ap
proval of Manhattan counsel. The
only objection ever, received from Mr.
Gould WdVthat there was nothing In
It for the Gould estate, and the only
argument ever made to him (Mi.
ShontB) was on February 13 to offer
to sell tho Gould stock at a price
which was put by Mr. Gould's repre
sentative at $175 a share, cuupleil
with the stntenient, as first made,
that If tho stock was purchased the
Mutihattan board, which was con
trolled by Mr. Gould, would be re
assembled, the third track certificate
adopted and tho control of tho Ixiard
turned over to the purchaser. Later
It wns suggested by Mr. Gould's rep
resentative that If this stock were
purchased the control of the board
would be turned over to the purchaser
at once anil then the purchaser could
pass any resolution desired regarding
the third truck certlllcatc."
Mr. Shonts tired this gun Into the Gould
camp nftcr Mr. Gould had Issued a
statement as to why thn directors of
the Manhattan Railway Company hadn't
accepted the certlllcatc for third track
ing the present -elevated lines ns nr
ranged with the l'ubllc Service Com
mission In accordance with the dunl
subway plan. ,
Comptroller I'rendercnst had ro
mnrked In nn earlier meeting of the
Hoard of Kstlmate that "the hpiiit of
Hlack .Friday is not yet dead." At thn
sumo time Mayor Guynor declared that
the Grand Jury ought to tako a hand
In the Gould blockade and find out ex
actly why Mr. Gould had held up thn
subway contracts nt the eleventh hour.
Horough President McAncny hinted thai
the Manhattan company's franchises
were of dubious legality anyhow and
ought to be examined.
"From all the reports thnt 1 have re
ceived," said William IS. Willcox, ex
elialrmun of the l'ubllc Service Com
mission, last night, "my feeling Is con
firmed that there Is no fundamental dif
ference of opinion In this cusc, buc
simply a holdup to soli stock."
John 1). Rockefeller, who gave to the
General Kduc.itlon Hoard 2S.134 share
of Manhattan Railway stock, and
thereby made It the largest stockholder
In the company, outside the Gould es
tate, was described by his friends yes
terday as greatly Irritated by the Gould
tactics. Frederick T. (lutes, his per
sonal representntlvii In the tlnauciul
innnagement of the General Kducntlon
Hoard, Is understood to have approved
the third tracking certificate.
A number of directors of the Man
hattan Railway Company met yester
day afternoon In Mr. Gould's quarters
In tho oflices of the Missouri racltlo
Railway at 165 Hroadwny and prepared
u statement for the newspapers, It
was this stntement which brought tho
quick nnswer from Mr, Shonts. At
the Manhattan meeting, besides Mr.
Gould, were Alfred Skltt, vice-president
of the company nnd also n director In
tho Interborough! Klngdon Gould,
George Gould's son; Kdwurd T. Jeffery
and T. I.. Chndbourne, Jr., who drew
the opinion upon which Mr. Gould say
thn Manhattan board decided against
In the statement Mr. Gould fought
shy of the report, previously printed
In Tun Sun, that he had offered hla
stock to the Interborough company at