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WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY, APEII 12, 1911. -TWELVE PA'GES.
House Cancns Decidesto Take
OE TRADE BODIES
Ai HER FARE
Chamber of Commerce Urges
Street Car Reforms.
Chamber of Commerce Mem
President Taft Will Occupy
Box at New Park.
' GOOD MORNING!
mammmaammsfss m& mj
HALF BATES FOR PUPILS
W. F. Glide, President, Honored
by Marks of Esteem.
Charles W. Darr'i Motion Carried by
Hdivy Majority Opposition to
Principle of Traffic Chanses-Chfl-tlren
Under Six Years Free Special
School Pritllesren in Line Yrith
Custom in Other Cities.
SCOPE OF REFORM.
Resolved, That the committee
on law and legislation be and it
is hereby directed to prepare and
cause to be presented in Congress
a bill providing for the inter
change of transfers by all street
railroads operating within the
District of Columbia,
And further resolved. That the
committee be directed to include
in said hill a proision requiring
the street railroads operating
within the District of Columbia
to convev as passengers all
school children at one-half the
fare now charged for adults and
that the said railroads coney
children under the age of sit
ears, accompanied bv parents or
guardians, as passengers, free of
Resolutions adopted by the
Chamber of Commerce last night
By the adoption cf a sweeping
resolution the Chamber of Com
merce last night went op record as
an advocate not only of the much
mcoted universal transfer, but of
half-fare rates for all school chil
dren age no consideration and of
free conveyance for all children
under six vears of age.
PRESENTED B DRR.
The resolution, presented by Charles
W Darr, a well-known Washington
attorney, as a substitute for one pre
viously presented to the Chamber, di
rects the law and legislation commit
tee to prepare a bill embodying these
features and to arrange for its intro
duction at the present session of Con
gress After a pir'ted debate, in
which individual attempts were made
first to limit the scope of the proposed
bill and later to table the resolution
pending action on the public utilities
measure which will again be intro
duced this session, the resolution was
carried bv a large ma-gin The onl
amendment -was one accepted bv Mr
Darr, which widened the scope of his
original resolution, cutting out all
age restrictions as far as school chil
dren are concerned
Except in the case of those who ar
gued against the resolution in defense of
the public utility corporations involved.
n- arguments against the proposed en
forcement of the universal transfers were
advanced. The part affecting the school
children attracted the greatest share of
the attention Systems in vogue in other
cites were described in support of the
resolution The original measure limited
the halt-fare provision to fourteen years
of age, but it was pointed out that this
would not take into consideration the
high school children who would be most
benefited bv the proposed change and Mr.
Darr accepted an amendment striking out
that restriction An attempt to limit the
hours of the daj during which the half
fare rate should obtain was lost, although
the supporters of the proposed bill ad
mitted that some such limitation might
be incorporated in the draft by the
Desire of the Pnblic.
"There is no question as to Uie desire
of the public in regard to the universal
transfer." said Mr Darr in introducing
the resolution "As to the children. I
have inquired in many of the largest
cities in the Union and find that laws
such as I propose are in force. Balti
more, our nearest neighbor, has a re
quirement for the benefit of school chil
dren. "Of course, this bill is framed up
largely in the interest of the school chil
dren, and we have an army of them
here. Some years ago provision was
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ANGRY GRAPE GROWERS
POUR WINES IN STREET
Champagne Flows in Gutters Like Water in Demon
stration Against Law Barring District
Epernay, France, April 11. The adop
tion by the Senate to-day of a resolution
favoring suppression of territorial delim
itations as regards the growing of cham
pagne wine was followed by rioting In
the Department of Marne this afternoon.
More than 2,000 wine growers mobilized
and advanced on several establishments.
At xJlzy tbej, overpowered the owners
and smashed 2,000 botUes of champagne.
Proceeding to Datnerey, they smashed
three establishments and poured all the
wine In the storehouses Into the gutters.
Their .prognas was halted-at Ay by a
BACKERS SEE SUCCESS
Reception to Congressmen Plan
Breaks the Ice.
Discussion on Floor of Chamber
Last Mglit Shows Sentiment In
Favor of Amalgamation in that
Body Mr. Gude Believes Strongly
lnOnc Civic Organization in Capi
tal City Blame the Board.
That the exclusive announcement
in The Washington Herald yester
day of the pending amalgamation
of the Chamber ot Commerce and
the Board of Trade-was authentic
was proven last night at the month
ly meeting of the first-named body.
-MR. GUDE'S SPEECH.
Forraallv launcned by William F.
Gude, in the course of a speech of ap
preciation for a handsome clock pre
sented bv friends in the Chamber, and
enthusiastically indorsed by President
Ovster, the plan was promised a peed
success. Numerous attempts to gain
the same ends in the past have been un
availing, but the .movement now under
way is being so conducted that no fear
of failure has entered the minds of the
Drawing its support from the most In
fluential members of both bodies, count
ing on the indorsemert of 90 per cent of
the membership as a body, and claiming
the friendship of a majority on the direc
torates of both organization1-, the move
ment has been gathering force slowly
for weeks, and last night, following a
favorable thougli impromptu discussion
of the subject bv the directorate of the
Roard of Trade earlier in the day, was
considered a propitious time for the pub-
I'c launching of the project The board
of directors of the Board of Trade had
voted to join hands with the Chamber
of Commerce in the reception end en
tertainment of members of both Houses
of Congress, jn tHe New Willard, on
Following the announcement and open
acknowledgment o' the campaign by
leaders in both bodies last night, it was
tacitly admitted that not only were these
men supporting the project, but that what
is prarticall an organization or directing
committee has been provided to handl
the campaign t the head of this com
mittee is one of thp leaders of the Board
of Trade directorate While the nimes
of -ome of the foremost advocates of the
plan are withheld from publicaton. enough
is known to insure the most serious con
sideration of the movement. It can be
said wth perfect assurance that if the
mattei Is brought to the consideration of
the floor membership of either or both of
the bodies, not onlv v ill the members
know what they are voting on, but that
a majorif of tue individual and com
bined memberships of the two orgarlza
tions will be in favor of the amalga
mation. Favors One Body.
There is a great field for one civic
organization in this citv.." said William
F Gude, former president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, and director of both
the Cnamber and the Board of Trade
"I feel that one good, large organiza
tion, composed of such ciUzens as go to
make up the membership of the Chamber
of Commerce and the Board of Trade,
working for the best interests of all the
people of the District of Columbia, need
fear the result of no question when
thrashed out on the floors of their meet
ings, and they will come pretty near
convincing Congress that what thev
want is what the -people of the District
want and what they should have "
Mr. Gude said plainly that not only
much duplication of work and effort
resulted from the existence of two civic
bodies with practically the same organ
izations and ambitions, but that much
desired reform and legislation was lost
from Congress, becau&e of a lack of
co-operation and desires common to like
committees of the two bodies.
"We find that when we want a com
mittee of Congress to give up an ap
propriation, that committee looks, not
for the best reasons for granting our
requests, hut for the minutest excuses
for refusing it," continued Mr. Gude.
"Often, In my opinion, that excuse Is
furnished by the fact that two com
mittees from two different bodies are
after almost, but not quite, the same
"I sincerely hope that before many
months there will be one organization
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squadron of the Thirty-first Dragoons,
tut enough of them escaped the troops
to form another mob and march on. The
troops have the situation well In hand
here to-night, and the rioters are sUll
outside the town, but a serious clash Is
The recent demonstrations In the De
partment of Aubc. as protests against
the law barring that department from
the region, the wine of which can be
legally, designated as champagne. In
duced the adopUon of a resolution by
the Senafe to-day favoring thev sup
pression of all delimitation In territories
where the act Is-likely to .provoke-strife.
DOLLY GRAY TO TWIRL
Only Two Changes in Line-up
from Initial Game Last Year.
Red Sox Reach Capital and Practice
on Georgetown Field Henry Most
Promising Youngster In Years
Bill Cunningham Gets "Clean-up"'
Position Game to Be Called at 3:30
o'clock Pitchers' Battle Likely.
Cunningham, 2b. !. Is, If.
at 3:30 o'clock.
-Messrs. Mullln and
ny WILLIAM PEET.
President Taft and 15,000 other
lusty-lunged rooters will throng the
Florida avenue ball park this after
noon to watch Jimmy McAlecr's
Nationals open the American
League season against the Boston
JOIIVSON IN I MPOKM.
Walter Johnson will not pitch for the
home team, but he will be on the job in
a brand new uniform and warm up with
the other tw friers before the umpires'
war cry of "Batter up" Is heard.
DoI! Gray, the crack southpaw, will
attempt to carry the Wis)- igton colors
to ti- fiont. and Iolly is m ..he best
shape since he started out to make His
living with the professional ball tossers.
The flinishing touches were added to
the ball park esterday afternoon, when
the diamond was massaged by a steam
toller, and temporary chairs placed on
the concrete grand stand.
noston Club Confident.
The Boston Red Sox reached the Capi
tal jcsterda noon and pjt in a couple
of hard hours" practice on the George
town field Acting Manager and Capt.
Hemic Wagner, the Boston shortstop,
said that his team was in muih better
shape thtn most pers-ons supposed, and
Jreely predicted that the Bonon brigade
would take thrtc gimos out of the venet.
Manager McAleer late List night an
nouncrd his batting order. His rea
son for not permuting Johnson to pitch
was that the big tlinger would hardli
be in shape to do himself justice after
his hard journej from Coffeyville.
Kans. Johnson will reach Washington
this noon and s bookod for an imme
diate conference with Manager Mc
Aleer, the outcome being that the
pitcher's "John H incock" will affix a
1911 contract at J6,i00 for the season.
According to McAleer. Dolly Ura
has in times past been just about ai
effective against Boston as has Johnson,
and as the south-paw is in tip-top
shape now, he should be more than
able to hold his own against the hard
hitting Beaneaters. With any kind of
offensive work on the part of his own
team, McAleer believes Gray will get
away w ith the big end of the score
The team which will represent Wash
ington this afternoon differs in onlv two
respects from the one which McAleer
trotted onto the field against the Phila-
aeipnia Athletics last vcar.
Henry to Play First.
Bob Unglaub, the 1310 first sacker. Is
now managing the Lincoln (Nebr.) club
of tho Western League, and In his place
John Henry, the sensational young col
legian, will hold sway.
Germany Schacfcr was found at second
base last year, but the veteran has been
succeeded by Bill Cunningham, who
helped the New Bedford club to win the
New England League pennant and then
Joined the Nationals during the fag end
of last season.
Washington fans will see In Henry the
most promising looking youngster who
has broken Into the big league in years.
He was signed as a catcher and went In
behind the bat several times la3t season,
demonstrating that he posessed all the
requirements of a major leaguer.
When McAleer took his hopefuls down
to Atlanta this spring he tried Henry
on first base. The youngster simply fell
into it naturally, and although Somerjot.
who came hero with a big reputation
from the Central League, was considered
the logical choice for the place, Henry
looked the best to Manager McAleer.
Just wait until the fans see him In
action. They are sure to be mightily
pleased with his work.
Cannlngham Is Fit.
Cunningham, who replaces Germany
Schacfer, has been laboring under a se
vere handicap all spring. The youngster
reported twenty pounds overweight, and
has had to work like a house afire in
order to get rid of the excess baggage.
He has finally done so, and unless a
victim of nervousness, he is sure to get
away to a good start.
McAleer thinks so well of Cunningham
that he has placed him fourth In the
batting order, or electing him for the
At the very start the Nationals have
one advantage over the Boston Red Sox.
for thoy are easily In better physical
condition. The veterans. Gabby Street.
Kid Elberfeld, and George McBrlde, look
much better than the Boston vets, Heinle
Wagner, Jack Klcinow, and Clyde Engle.
The Boston club this -season took a trip
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Death oi'Ji2 .Brings 1'roprie
New York. April 11 Max Blanck and
Isaac Harrl-, proprietors of the Trlangl"
Waist Companv. whoe fictorv at Wash
ington place was burned out on March
V. with a los of H- lives wore Indicted
to-day Th're are two inuirtmonts
acainbt each of the n en, chirking them
with first and erond degrre man
slaughter. The grand jury will on
tinue Its inquirj and more Indictments
The coroner's jurv did not take anv
testlmonj, but mot at the scene of the
disaster nnd carfullv went over tho
burned building 1 he jurv is made up
of iron all professionally interested in
While the jurors were looking over the
floors they wore met bv the Italian con
sul, who told them he has been conduct
ing a separate Inquirj, and has taken the
affidavits of more than forty Italian glrN
who escaped Thcc girls tc-tifv to tho
positions of tie doors on tho ashir.cton
plaoo sule of the building, and swear
the -doors wore locked
On the ninth floor one of tho jurors
found a portion of a human foot adhering
to the heel of a shoo, a blood-stained
waist and skirt.
New York 3Iayor Says S6.
000.000 Was Gained.
New York, April 1L Major Gaynor, in
an address to the medal men of the fire
department, this afternoon, took occasion
to announce that the recent attack upon
his administration had been engendered
by persons whom he had deprived of $6,
000,000 excise and gambling graft.
"In the police department we have
taken $3,000,000 worth of liquor graft away
from certain rersons, and as much more
gambling graft," ho said. "It Is those
men who have lost this graft who are
making the fight against my administra
tion and they have secured alleged rep
utable newspapers to back them up In
"With an honest police, commissioner
we will continue the good work with the
good men in the department and shut
oft those above them from the graft
they have been In the habit of collect
ing In earlier administrations."
"Uncle of Boy Confesses to Beceiving
East Las Vegas, N. Mex., April 11.
Will Rogers, uncle of Waldo Rogers,
kidnapped on March SO. made a com
plete confession last night as to his part
In the kidnapping of the boy. He told
where the ransom money was hidden,
and ofllcers have gone out In auto
mobiles to recover the $12,000. John
Rogers, a brother. Is under surveillance.
"Unwritten Uw" Fajls.
Dallas, Tex., April 11. The "unwritten
law" got a setback in tho hfghest court
of Texas to-day. Don Gray, of Burnett,
one of the wealthiest men In' Texas,
was ordered to the penitentiary to serve
flvb years for killing William Phillips,
who, he claimed, had wronged a woman
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED,
PLUNGING DOWN STAIRCASE
Mrs. Elizabeth Kent, Eighty
to Hospital, Where Physicians Say She Can
not Survive Shock of Fall.
Plunging down a steep flight of stairs
in her home at 741 Eighth street south
oast. List night. Mrs Elizabeth Kent,
eight -five vears old, sustained probably
fatal injuries She was removed to
Hmersenc Hospital, where an examina
tion oifrcloscd a broken leg and a broken
Her condition Is critical Physicians
at the hospital sav she will be unable
to survive the shock, owing to her ad
Mrs Kent was alone in her room on
the second floor when dinner was an
Food and Ammunition Eriuff
San Antonio, Tex., April 11. Even if
the rebels are not defeated by the Mexi
can army, they cannot remain In the
f.eld thirty dajs longer, according to
the report of the Mexican government
here. With their ammunition practically
exhausted, they are now facing starva
tion, the food supply in the section In
which they have been foraging having
been entirely consumed.
In Chihuahua the haciendados have
been so harassed by the revolutionists
that they were unable to plant crops.
Consequently, there will be no harvest
season. Practically all the available
corn and beans In that section have
been seized by the rebels.
Fabulous prices are now being offered
by the rebels for guns and ammunition.
This has resulted In filibustering, buCthe
practice Is a dangerous one. The border
guards are scattered from the Pacific
Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Despite
the vigilance of the guards, some arms
are taken across the border.
Several American women and children
are being held captives In a stockade at
Alamo, Lower California, by Mexican
rebels, and have been subjected to abuse
and Insults, It was reported to-day. Pro
tests have been made to Secretary Knox
and Senator Perkins, chairman of the
Senate Committee on Naval Affairs.
El Paso, April 1L Insurrectos have ad
vanced north according to the prediction
of last night. Whether the main Madero
force is en route to Juarez Is not known,
but the Mexico Northwestern Railway la
tied up again.
Torrcon reports that Durango is still
cut off from railroad communication be
cause of burned bridges and that the
read between Chihuahua and Torreon Is
Twenty miles south of Cananea the
federals encountered a band of insur
rectos. mining the road with dynamite,
and killed several, routing the entire com
mand. Ambassador Arrives1.
Senor Manuel de Zamacona e Inclan,
the new Ambassador from Mexico, paid
his respects yesterday to Secretary Knox
and the various officials of the State De
partment. The Mexican Ambassador ar
rived in Washington In advance of his
credentials. His reception by President
Taft will be deferred until they reach
- five Years Old, Removed
nounced. She walked from her room to
the top of the stairs and began the
descent. Several steps from the top,
she tripped and toppled headfirst to
trc foot of the stairs Other members
of the family, startled by noise of the
fall, rushed to her aid
Mrs. Kent was, found huddled In a
heap and unconscious. She was helped
Into a chair and the Emergency am
mulancc summoned. Dr. Walter Price
found her condition serious, and ordered
her removal to the hospital. Her ex
treme age is faid to preclude the pos
sibility of an operation.
Patten Distributes Fortune
Chicago. April 11. "Social servico" is
to be the guiding star of James A. Pat
ten In the distribution of his fortune for
the benefit of humanity during his life
time. Mr. Patten has set about the dis
bursement of his wealth and has given to
the most appealing charities no less than
$2,000,000 within the last six months.
Half a million dollars was donated for
"white plague" research. Another con
tribution was for the protection and edu
cation of the neglected class called the
children of pathetic estate." A public
park has been provided In Evanstnn?
generous assistance has been afforded to
the cause of education in Northwestern
university, and a large sum has been
given to the Evanston Hospital, besrdes
the response to the almost innumerable
appeals that have come' to him from
tho widows, the orphans, the poor, and
Attempt to Break Lahm Becord
St. Louis, April 21. Lieut. It E. Honey
well, of tlje Missouri Signal Corps, and
his aid. as balloon pilot. J. W. Tolnnrt
have wired as follows to the Aero Club
of St. Louis:
"Landed fifteen miles south of Little
Rock, Ark., at 1:30 p. m. to-day.
Throughout Tuesday we sailed through
favorable air currents, but exhausted
them at the altitude of 10.000 feet "We
headed south with thirty sacks of bal
last We left San Antonio with forty
seven. We encountered rain thunii..
and lightning In the clouds all last night."
.noneyweii ana roiand sailed Monday
night from San Antonio In an effort to
lift the Lahm Him and hroalr the. wn,M.
long-distance balloon record. The dis
tance irom san Antonio to Little Rock
is more than 600 miles. Hnnovwoii nnH
Toland failed to break the Lahm record.
Abrnssl Reported Engaged.
Rome. April 11. It was again rumored
in court circles to-day that official an
nouncement would shortly bo made of
the engagement of the Duke of the
JUjrazxi to Bavarian prtocee.
EECIPEOCITY IS FIEST
Xore Manufactures May - Be
Placed on New Bill.
Woolen nnd Cotton Schedule at Jfext
Cancns Disagreements at 3Ieet
Ings Majority Votes for Tnft Pr
gramme Farmers to Recel-
pensatlon Expand -r .. .r
Tvith Canada P . . .. .
Canadian rccfproci. -e the
first thing considered b, die House
of Representatives. Accepting
President Taft's pledge that he
would not prorogue Congress, the
caucus of House Democrats, which
met last night, decided to act on
reciprocity first and then tp bring
in a bill putting many of the nec
essaries of life on the free list.
The free list bill, which will be brought
into the House immediately after reci
procity, includes the following articles
Agricultural Implements, In
cluding pIotts, hnrrniTs, reapers,
hinders, nnd monmj hoots nnd
shoes; saddles and saddlery; ivlre
fencing; baling wire; cotton hng
glng and tires; coarse sacks;
harlnps; lumber; flonr; dres-srd
meats nnd meat products, and
Within two weeks the Democrats will
hold another caucus to decide upon their
course with regard to the woolen and
cotton schedules. It is inevitable that
they w ill take action on these schedules,
but after the Wajs and Means Commit
too has decided on the reductions that
they think are prooer they desire to have
the entire Dcmocrs'io nvembcrsnrp of xtic
Houso ret togethV nd give their in
oorscment to the bill to carry their
recommendations into effect. The Ways
and Means Democrats desire to get the
reciprocity bill through the House and
over to the Senate and to act upon the
general measure carrying the above Items
before taking up any further details of
Two Bills Presented.
While no actual rows developed, the
proceedings in last night's caucus were
not entirely harmonious. Soon after the
Democrats were called to order by Repre
sentative Burleson, of Texas, the caucus
chairman. Representative Underwood, of
Alabama, the Ways and Means chairman,
presented the two bills upon which he de
sired action The first was. the Canadian
reciprocitj measure and the second the
blinket measure placing various arUcles
upon the free list.
He urged that the caucus favor ac
tion upon the reciprocity proposition first
and bv itself, and recommend that the
free list measure bo then taken up. He
explained that President Taft had pledged
himself over his own signature in a letter
to RepresentaUve McCall. of Massachu
setts, not to prorogue Congress In the
event of the passige of the reciprocity
measure bv the House and Senate with
an ensuing disagreement as to the date of
adjournment. Speaker Clark then took
the floor and read to the Democrats a
copy of the President's letter to Mr.
McCall. He, too, urged that the caucus
favor action on reciprocity first and by
Manv Democrats expressed opposition to
this programme While not reflecting
upon the President's attitude or ques
tioning the sincerity of his promise, they
insisted Uiat the party In control of the
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SCIENTIST IS FOUND
DYING OF HUNGER
Eeported to Have Been Sent t
Out by Smithsonian.
Srra! to Tho Whiniton Herald.
Reno, Nev.. April 11. Frank Heine and
Ellas Dart, while on their way to tho
Homestake Mine, forty miles south of
Searchlight, jesterday came across a
man nearly dead from thrist and hunger.
He was taken Into camp. His name has
not been ascertained, but It was learned
he belonged to a party of three sent out
by the Smithsonian InsUtution.
The party has been searching for In
dian arrows in the neighborhood of Spirit
Mountain. In their wanderings they had
become separated from their Indian
guide, and this man lost trace of his
The man had had neither food nor water
for two days, and but for the timely
arrival of help would have perished. He
was loaded down with camera plates and
His companions were traced to the
banks of the river, and It was found
they had reached Fort Mohave safely.
Efforts are being made to reach the
camp of the scientists.
Officials of the Smithsonian Institu
tion last night said they knew of no
party as descrlb- having been sent out
under Its direction.
Boom Town Barns.
Seattle. Wash., April 1L Practically the
entire business district of Dltarod City,
Alaska, the scene of the recent rich sold:'
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