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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Unsettled and cooler to-day;
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATTJBDAY, APEIL 15, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
AND DIAZ PARTY
. I HOPE THEY WILL HATCH OUT.
M LIVELY Rd
Education Body Calms One
Ol RUGKEH BILL
Democrats Ally with Repub
licans in Vote.
JACKSON STAETS FIGHT
Amendment Arouses Men from
Majority Lender Havo Trouble.
Federal Interference Bncnboo.
Sontli Rallies Against Jncliion
Amendment Contribution Must
Appear Before Election More Fil
ing on Each Third Day After.
Champ Clark, the new Speaker,
and his Democratic lieutenants had
a taste of "insurgency" in the
House yesterday. They experienced
for the first time since the special
session began a feeling akin to the
heartaches that possessed the Can
non organization in the last Con
gress when the Republican insur
gents took to the warpath.
The Democratic leaders had their
troubles over the Rucker bill, which pro
vides for publicity of campaign contri
butions before elections as well as after
elections. The bin was passed before the
House adjourned, but the process was
marked by incidents that demonstrated
conclusivelj- that there arc Democratic
insurgents as well as Republican in
surgents. On one vote, which was regarded as
vital by the Southern Democrats, who
are the potential leaders in the Demo
craUc organization in the House, flfty
two of the followers of Champ Clark
Joined with the Republican minority in
forcing through a proposition that was
disapproved by the majority leaders.
The specter of Federal Interference In
elecUons was the cause of all the excite
ment. This bugaboo was introduced In-
the discussion by Representative Jack
son, of Kansas, a Republican insurgent,
who acknowledges the leadership of such
men as La Follette, Murdock. et al. In
surgent Jackson bounded into the scene
unexpectedly with the entire- Republican
minority at his heels, and before the
Democrats could rally their forces fifty
two of their number Joined with the new
leader from Kansas in the attack.
Firevrorks Set Off.
The fireworks were touched off when
the time came to pass on amendments.
This is where Representative Jackson
got In his work. He presented an amend
ment which provided. In substance, that
every candidate for Congress in pri
maries and that every candidato for
Congress in elections should file a state
ment with the Clcri: of the House of
Representatives "of all moneys or things
of value received from any source and
used by him in any way" in the conduct
of his campaign. To fifty-two Demo
crats and the Republican minority this
looked l.ke a publicity entirely In har
mony with the principles of the Rucker
The presentation of the Jackson amend
ment threw confusion into the ranks of
the Southern leaders They were stam
reded for the time. The amendment was
put to a vote and was carried, 172 to 131.
The Rucker bill with the Jackson
amendment added to It was distasteful
to the Democratic leaders, and they set
about to strike out the addition of the
insurgent from Kansas. Thereupon a
number of the Democratic Insurgents re
turned to the majority and voted with It
on a motion made by RepresentaUve
Rucker that the bill be referred back to
the committee with Instructions to elimi
nate the objectionable Jackson amend
ment. This motion was carried by a
vote of 157 to 119.
Return to Fold.
"With tho announcement of Speaker
Clark that the Jackson amendment had
been adopted the Democratic leaders got
busy, using pleas and threats in their
efforts to get the Insurgents Into line.
They were successful. A vote was taken
on a motion to strike out the Jackson
amendment, and It was carried by a vote
of 164 to 139.
The Rucker bill proposes an amend
ment to the campaign publicity law
passed by the Sixty-first Congress. This
law requires the publication after elec
tions of campaign contribuUons and dis
bursements by political organizations
operating in two or more States, applying
only to tho national and Congress com
mittees of both parties, and having no
affect so far as political committees are
concerned that work 'exclusively within
The Rucker bill provides that publicity
of campaign contributions shall be made
before as well as after elections. Under
its terms a committee that comes within
the purview of tho proposed law would
be required to file a statement ten or fif
teen days before an election with the
Clerk of the House showing the amounts
received by him, the name of the person
or persons contributing, .and Just how
the amounts so received were disbursed
and for what purpose. In addition the
bill further provides, after the iniUal
statement has been filed, in advance of
an election, that on each third day until
an election supplemental statements shall
be filed, showing in detail contributions
that have been made that do not appear
In the first accounting.
Brljrnnd Wants Freedom.
Rome, April II. Salomone. the notori
ous Sicilian brigand, who is Imprisoned
at Agulla. waiting trlaWor several mur
ders, has written to the Pope Beseeching
aid. He bases his plea on the allegation
that when tried for murder in Perugia
in 1S09 he was exonerated when he might
have falsely accused two priests, who
were suspected of Instigating the murder.
Gpeclai Talaca In Easter Lilies, Between
6 and 8 to-night. Blackistone, lttb & H.
DENOUNCES THE SYSTEM
Mr. Horner Demands Inquiry
Into Alleged Insult.
No Floirera, So Taxlcaba, Xo De
collete Goirni, Ifo Tralna for' the
Glrla, and Only Simple Street Snlta
for the Boya on Commencement
Days of the Fntnre Xotices to Be
Served on Pupils' Parents.
Members of the board of educa
tion had a lively session yesterday
afternoon. Their ratification of
"simple dress'' for "sweet girl grad
uates" competed in importance with
an arraignment of the board and
the military system, which was de
clared to be "rotten to the core,"
and a few other corrugated invec
tives. APROPOS FIXE FEATHERS.
'Tine feathers may make fine birds,
but gaudy graduation dresses do not
make good scholars."
While not worded in Just this language,
this embodies the opinion of the board
of education regarding the girl gradu
ates. The board approved the recom
mendations of the teachers' committee
selected to report on the problem of grad
uation gowns for the young high school
Miss Graduate win have to put aside
her frills and fluffs; she will have to
take her seat on the platform garbed In
a simple washable white lawn or ba-
Uste, without a single bouquet from fond
parents and admirers, and when gradua
tion exercises are over she will either
have to ride homo in a street car or
walk. The board has discontinued the
hiring of taxicabs and carriages, and
has placed the graduation exercises on
a scale that harmonizes with Jefferson
Even the boys will not be able to
"smart" up. They must appear in simple
street dress. The ruling does not extend
solely to the high school graduates, but
to the graded schools as well, from the
sixth grade up.
When the last article of the recom
mendation was read and approved, Mrs.
W. E. Hoeke, who has been active in
the campaign for simple dress, said, ex
ultantly: "Now, that's done for. Let's only hope
Contlnned on Page 3, Colamn 2.
Art Expert Exposes Belie Purchase
Paris, April It J. Pierpont Morgan
has written to M. Dujardin-Beaumetz,
minister of fine arts, offering to restore
to Franco the religious relic known as
St. Martin's Head, which dates from
the Middle Ages.
If the minister Is right. Mr. Morgan
has been "stung," for Dujardin-Beaumetz
asserts now that the "relic" Mor
gan bought Is not tho original, which
was stolen from the little church at
Soudellle-sur-Vzl In 1907, but a copy, made
in 1900, while the original was being
shown at the Paris exhibition of that
DROPS TO DEATH.
Aviator Falls from Great Height in
Rombouillet, April 14. Lieut Byasson,
the first naval aviator of France, was
killed near Versailles at 7:35 to-night
while blplanlng across country at a
height of 100 feet. A calm prevailed at
the time. Suddenly the machine dipped
and fell. Byasson was killed" outright.
The cause of the accident Is a puzzle
Kidnapped Cadahy to Wed.
Chicago, April 14 Edward Cudahy
once kidnapped son of E. A. Cudahy,
wealthy packer of Omaha and Chicago,
will marry Miss Leonore Brewer, society
girl of Hillsborough. San Francisco's
Miss Brewer is a daughter of Col.
Brewer, a San Francisco millionaire.
Cudahy Is a millionaire in his own
right, and Is prominent in exclusive
society and club circles. He was kld
napred by Pat Crowe and a ranson of
$25,000 was paid for his return.
YOUNG MEN SHOULD WED
Chicago, April 14. Daniel K. .Pearsons,
nonagenerian philanthropist, recently
characterized by Andrew Carnegie as the
'prince of givers,' Is at "a loss to recall
the total amount of his country-wide
gifts, which In the last twenty-two years
have leaped into a figure somewhere be
tween J6.COO.000 and 7.000.000, but he will
never forget the ninety-first birthday
which he celebrated to-day.
On this anniversary the philanthropist
signed a check for $100,000, his last gift
LADY DECIES DRAWS FIRST
CHANCE OF COURT HONORS
American Heiress to Be Presented to English Royalty
Before Others from United States.
London, April II. To Lady Declrs. for
merly Miss Vivien Gould, daughte? of
Mr. and Mrs. George Jay Gould, of New
York, will fall the high h-inor of being
the first American to be presented to
King George and Queen Mary. The pres
entation will take place on May 10 at
Buckingham Palace, and will be made
by Mrs. Whltelaw , Reid, wife of tho
The presentation of Lady. Decles will
bring the Gould family Into the high
est social prominence In two events which
will take place almost simultaneously on
two continents, for on April 23 Lady De
cles" brother. Jay Gould, will wed Miss
Anne Douglass Graham, In St. Thomas'
Church, In New York. It was expected
BARRED IN FIRE,
THREE GIRLS DIE
Doors of Egress Locked in
St Louis, April 14. Two are known to
have been killed, and several more
thought to have died, in a fire which
swept the Essex Building, S21-S23 "Wash
ington avenue, at 5 o'clock this even
ing. Among those believed to have perished
are three girls, who appeared at tho
windows of the fifth floor Just as the
fire engines arrived. "While tho ladders
were being placed to rescue the trio, they
were enveloped in flames and smoke and
were seen no more
Hundreds of girls who were working
In the building for six manufacturing
firms, who occupied the place, made their
escape down stairways and over the roof
to the fire escapes at the side and back.
The doors leading to the fire escapes In
the front, down which the three girls
seen at the windows might have es
caped, were locked. This is thought to
have been responsible for their death.
A negro elevator boy was the hero of
the fire. With the flames all about him
he continued to run his car toand from
the top floor, bringing down about ICO
$1.25 to Baltimore and Retnrn
Saturdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania
Railroad. Tickets good to return until
Sunday night. All regular trains except
the "Congressional Limited."
as a memorial to his .wife and a present
to the American Board of Foreign Mis
sions. Other gifts, amounting to $200,000,
were distributed among email colleges.
"As I look back over the last twenty
two years, I realize' that none of my
gifts would have been possible without
my wife," said Pearson. "It was she
who taught me how to make the money
and imbued me with the spirit of philan
thropic To her I owe everything, and
iny advice would be to every young- man
who wants to start on the road to for
tune and wealth to many."
at first that Lord anil Lady Decles would
attend the New York wedding, but the
court presentation of Lady Decles will
make this impossible, as th Decles will
remain In Ireland during the latter part
oi April, not returning to London until
Lord and Lady Decles slipped Into town
quietly, and without stopping went to
Sefton Park, In Buckinghamshire, one of
Lord Demies' three estates. The bridal
couple was recehed by. Dowager Lady
Decies and family and Is now the hon
ored guests at a house party which will
extend over tho Easter holidays.
On April 20 Lord and Lady Decies will
go to Ireland to Curragh Grange, where
they will be the guests of Capt. and
Mrs. Harry Greer, until they return to
BILL TO PROVIDE
Cary and Davis Confident of
Representatives Can, of "Wisconsin,
and Dp vis, of Minnesota, will Jointly in
troduce a bill calling for an Increase of
salaries for government employes. The
Increase will bo graded, ranging from
9 to S3 per cent for clerks receiving $2,500
or less. Tho lower the salary the greater
will be the increase.
"Representative Cary and I will Intro
duce the bill early next week," said Mr.
Davis last night, "and from the feeling
that exists at tho Capitol now, I am
confident it will be passed at this session.
"I Introduced a similar bill four years
ago, and It was defeated by one vote.
Owing to the increased cost of living
and the agitation that the movement
has caused I decided fo Introduce the
bill again. Mr. Cary had some mighty
good Ideas on the subject and we de
cided to collaborate on a bill that would
please all classes.
Representative Cary echoed the senti
ments of his colleague and expressed
himself as confident the bill would pass
at the extra session.
With the announcement that a bill will
be introduce in. Congress calling for an
Increase, the hopes of the government
employes are growing brighter every day.
The fund started by P. B. Chase Is
nearlng the, $20,000 mark, and the promo
tion bureau probably will be opened for
business Monday morning.
WOMEN TO VOTE.
Wisconsin Suffrage Bill Up to As
sembly. Madison, Wis., April 14. The assembly
-committee on elections to-day by a vote
of 4 to 3 decided to report for passage
the James woman suffrage MIL, Tile'
chances now seem good for the passage
of. the bill in the assembly. It already
has passed the senate.
Freight and Sheds Burned.
Bordeaux, April It Two sheds of the
French line were destroyed by fire to
night Freight from the steamship New
York Tor reshlpment by the steamship
Montreal to Haiti, valued at $330,000, was
Aiding Berger jn Probing
QUALIFIED EOR WORK
Another step forward was regis
tered in the work of investigating
affairs of the District, which Rep
resentative Victor L. Berger, So
cialist member of Congress, has
undertaken, when it became known
at a meeting of the board of edu
cation yesterday afternoon that
Mrs. Berger, wife of the Repre
sentative, will begin a systematic in
spection of all the schools in the
District when they reopen after
the Easter recess.
QUALIFIED FOR WORK.
Mrs. Berger is well qualified to un
dertake thi3 branch of her husband's
self-appointed task of getting to the
bottom of affairs In this city, by rea
son of her training as a public school
teacher and member of the board of
education of Milwaukee. For the last
three years Mrs. Berger has been an
active member cf the committee on
text-books and course of Instruction, and
also on the committee on public school
buildings in their home city.
"We do not believe in a narrow school
course for children in the public
schools," said Mrs. Berger last night.
"The three R's will not do for us So
cialists. "We want to raise the compul
sory school age to sixteen for all pupils,
especially those of the plain people,
education Is tho great corner stone In
our political structure.
"AH tho children should get music,
drawing, and. Indeed, all the culture pos
sible in public schools, for It will be
little enough that they will have a chance
to acquire when they get out 'Into the
world of labor and activity."
Supt, A. T. Stuart said the proposed
visit to the schools was announced by
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BOYS WHO PLAY BALL
v Will be interested in
the Sunday edition of
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Killing of Americans in Douglas Brings
Order from Executive Through War
Telegrams Protest Against Fighting on- Border, Saying
Innocent Children Are Shot by Stray Bullets.
The killing of two Americans and the wounding of eleven others
near Douglas, Ariz., Thursday by wild bullets from Mexican rifles
brought quick action from this government. The State Department,
acting under the direction of the President, served notice on the Mexi
can government that the United States would hold it accountable for
injury inflicted upon American life or property on this side of the
border by the firing of Mexican federal troops. At the same time a
similar official warning was served upon the leaders of the revolution.
This action by tho American govern
ment is by aU odds the most forceful
taken since the ordering of the I0.0W
troons to the Mexican border. No at
tempt is made to conceal the seriousness
of the situation along the border, which
13 described in an official White House
statement as "acute."
Tho representations which the State
Department made to the Mexican gov
ernment are the strongest that nae jei
passed between the two countries in re
gard to the Mexican conditions, and are
certain to irritate the situation- further.
The occurrences near Douglas yester-
dav. however, were of such a character.
In the President's opinion, as to demand
prompt action and the serving of notice
UDon the Mexican government and tne in
iirr-rtinnist.i of the Intention of this
government to protect its own citizens.
It Is understood that the messages con
veyed to the combatants in Mexico are
to the effect that a recurrence of the
Douglas Incident or one similar to it
would cijl for action, on the part of the
United States to protect its own citi
zens. This is an InUmatlon that the
United States. In the event of continued
disturbances of this character, might feel
called upon to use force to protect Its
English Fore en Land.
Of almost equal importance to the
forceful action taken by this govern
ment is the news received at the State
Department yesterday afternoon that an
"English war ship landed thirty marines
and a Maxim gun at San Quentin, in
Lower California, to protect that town
from an attack by insurgents. This In
formation came from the American
consulate at Ensenada, where the so
called Socialist party is threatening the
lives and property of foreigners.
This was the first instance of a for
eign power landing an armed force in
Mexico, and It is regarded here as a fur
ther indication of the developing serious
ness of the Mexican situation. The State
Department has no information as to the
English interests at San Quentin or the
details of the occurrences which led to
tho Interference of the British marines.
It Is believed, however, that the ma
rines were landed to defend English
lies. The threatened attack upon the
town by the Insurgents failed, however,
to materialize, and the force of marines
returned to the English war ship Sheer
water. Telegrams Protest.
Telegrams from towns all along the
border poured in on the White House
and State Department yesterday, protest
ing against the sacrifice of American lives
at Douglas. One of these telegrams came
from E. P. Grindell, secretary of the
Douglas Chamber of Commerce and
Mines. It wa3 addressed to the Presi
dent, and read as follows:
"During an engagement between the
federals and Insurrectos at Agua Prleta,
Mexico, yesterday, one mile from Doug
las, two Americans were killed and eleven
wounded. Including some children attend
ing to their own business here In Douglas.
Thousands of bullets fell in our city,
passing through residences and endan
gering life and property. Is there no
way by which Americans can be pro
tected In the peaceful pursuit of their
affairs? Expect more fighting on the line
at any time. Combatants fought within
ten feet of the American line yesterday."
The President and other officials were
considerably aroused over the fatalities
at Douglas, and soon after the receipt
of the telegram calling" upon the Presi
dent for protection. Secretary of War
Dickinson, Attorney General Wickersham,
and AcUng Secretary of State Hunting
ton Wilson were summoned to the White
Xotlce I Served.
The conference lasted for several hours,"
and at its conclusion tho State Depart-
ment was instructed to serve notice on
the Mexican government, while the De
partment of Justice and the War Depart
ment were requested to emphasize this
government's determination to the Mexi
can insurrectos. The War Department
and tho Department of Justice were se
lected as the medium for dealing with tho
Insurrectos, because any communication
from the State Department would bo a
recognlUon of belligerency.
The President, besides demanding that
the Mexican combatants refrain from
engagements on the border, will appeal
to American citizens in towns along the
boundary line to keep as far as possible
away from the scene of fighting. Ho
understands that several of the persons
Injured at Douglas Thursday were stand
ing as onlookers, and willfully placed
themselves In danger of the Mexican
Thero i3 now ono troop of cavalry at
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3Ian Returns Home to Get
Estate of 825,000.
New York, April 11. After wandering
about tho country for five years and be
ing during all that Ume "Judicially' an
insane person and an escaped lunatic,
Ralph A. Clarke, formerly a prosperous
merchant of Brooklyn, was declared
sane by Justice Blackmar in the Supreme
Court to-day and placed In charge of his
estate, valued at $25,000.
Clarke, on the complaint of his rela
tives, was declared incompetent In 1305
and placed in an asylum. On September
i6 of that year he made his escape, and
after a time located In Richmond. "Va
where he prospered and soon had started
another comfortable fortune. He as
sumed the name of Benton and married.
Later he was recognized by an old
friend, who induced him to return to his
aged mother, who thought him dead.
BURNED TO DEATH.
Temperance "Worker Dies in Printing
Claremont, X. H., April 11. Samuel
Henry Story, seventy-three jears old,
who for many years published the tem
perance paper here called the Narra
tive, was burned to death at noon to
day In a fire which destroyed his print
Story had been famous in this lo
cality fcr a quarter of a century- He
devoted his life to the cause of tem
perance and boasted that he lived for
year3 on 9 cents a day.
DUEL IN STREET.
Mexicans Attempt to Kill Guatema
San Francisco, April It CoL E. D.
Clalrmont. special envoy for Guatemala,
to-night fought a pistol duel with a num
ber of Mexican Insurrectos In front of
his home, 1633 Oak street, San Francisco.
Col. Clalrmont arrived here from Mex
ico to-day. The Insurrectos, believing ho
was on a special mission for the Mexi
can government, followed him here and
opened fire on him to-night as he was
about to enter his house.
AUTO DRIVER KILLED.
Eecord Holder Crashed Beneath
- Big Bacer.
Kansas City, April It "Xed" Crane.
driving a Bulck racing car in a practice
test at Elmridge race track preparatory
to his attempt to-morrow to establish
new records, was killed this afternoon
when the machine threw a tire and turn
ed over. Crane was Instantly killed.
Crane was the holder of four Inter
national motor car racing records. In,
1010 he established a world's record for
a mile on a circular, level track by mak
ing the circuit of the Timllco track" at
Baltimore In 0 2-5 seconds. He drove
the Flat Cyclone. Another of Crane's
records.- of which he was especially
proud, was that of 1 hour IS minutes and
3-5 teconH foe 100 miles on the In
dianapolis track, made May so last yean.