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imum, 61; minimum, 29.
District Appropriation Bill
Meets Snags in the House
JOHNSON ON THE FLOOR
''Extra Pay for the Engineer Com
missioners Is Knocked Oat on
Point of Order.
Because of points of order raised
against any Hem which remotely rescm
b'ed an Increased salary In the District
appropriation bill, the House consumed
more than an hour yesterday afternoon
reading through less than three pages.
The measure contains 1(5 pages, but the
slowness of jesterday will not be con
tinued as a number of rulings made by
the chair will bo applied without argu
ments on future points of order.
Representative Itoddenbery of Georgia
will be In the chair while the House Is
considering the bill In Committee of the
Whole. Mr. Redden" en's rulings j ester
day indicated clearly a meeting of minds
between himself and Mr. Johnson on
questions of District economy.
Mr. Johnson succeeded In knocking out
on a point of order the Item giving two
Assistant Engineer Commissioners. arm
engineers detailed to the District service.
ISO additional for extra work in con
nection with the supervision of District
buildings. Mr. Burleson, of the Appro
priations Committee, and who is in
charge of the bill, explained that these
Items have gone in bills for a number
of j ears, that the money was given for
extra work done by thce officers and to
obviate the creation of another office and
its contingent salarj. Mr. Johnson based
his point on the fact that the added com
pensation has not been authorized b
existing law. On tho same grounds, a
point of order made against an Increase
In the salarj of a clerk In the Engineer
Commissioner's offico from JUWO to $1,400
Johiuon (jnlnt Increase.
Mr Johnson made the rather startling
statement that because comparatively
few of the minor offices and salaries in
the District establishment are specifically
authorized by law having grown up with
the establishments and been made neces
sary to meet changing; conditions and
increased responsibilities tho greater
part of these could be knocked out of
the bill by points or order, .sir jonnson
said he realized that many of these are
necessary, but that he belleed a num
ber of cmploes were Idle, and that he
did not propose to acquiesce In increases
of salary or or orcts in so tar as ae-
eloped yesterday.. -For instance, Mr.
Johnson said that a point of order would
ii nralnst everv item under tb fflco
of the purchasing agent except'for that
Mr Johnson raised points of order
against items calling for an Increase In
the salan of one cierK in tnis aepan-
meat from $1,330 to $1.30, and for tho
creation of a second property yard Keep
er in place of the assistant keeper. The
first point was sustained and the second
Deacon" Fowler, of Illinois, a self-
constituted " watch dog of the Treasurj
generally a nuisance when appropriation
bills are to bo passed, got into action
when an item raising the salary of a
computer and civil engineer In the build
ing inspector s department from SL500 to
J1.S00 was reached. Alter reservin:
point of order against the item, Mr.
Fowler wanted to know how many of
the eichty-three salary Increases carried
in the bill went to manual labor and
how much to mental workers. Bv
process of elimination Mr. Towler'
strong point may be taken to be manual
labor Mr Burleson by this time was
getting tired of constant demands of
this nature, and in ills usual suae way
told Mr Fowler "io. The point of or
der was sustained
Dill In llonne To-day.
IKpresentuth e Johnson next came to
bat with a point of ordr against a-i
item to relmourse two delator inspectors
for upkeep of motorcjcles used in course
Df dut This same Item In Ian jear"s
impropriation bill threatened to result In
a listic encounter between Mr. Jonnson
and Representative Madden of Illinois.
The point of order was sustained, but an
amendment which affected the torm and
left the substance unchanged was per
mitted to stand The item calls for an
appropriation of $240 Representative
Johnson raised another point of order
against an item appropriating for the
upkeep of a motor vehicle for the build
ing inspector's office. The point was
The lloue will tike up the District
bill shortl after convening at 11 o'clock
this morning unless conference reports
which are privileged under the rules of
tiie Houc are brought in and precipi
tate a, debate.
Boys Sure Lore to Smoke.
Wilmington. Del , Jan. 30. faeventj -four
out ot 131 boys in the public schools of
Smjma. Del. according to a report Is
sued here to-da, snioke cigarettes
Three Killed J n e Hurt.
Indon. Jan 30 Three workmen were
killed and five Injured to da bj the col
lapse of a wall at Paddlngton Railway
nation. The wall had been undermined
by an excavation
Interests the Grown-ups as well as the
BOYS' AND GIRLS'
Tte Washington Herald
fWKng .good stories by the best
luvasiie authors here are some of
John Harbotile, Atherton Brownell,
Dan Beard, Laura Dorenras,
C. H. Clandy, Charlotte Green.
SAM LOYD'S PUZZLES
Next Sunday The Paris Maize.
The Whole Family Will Enjoy It. '
PLAN TO RECALL
PronosaJ for Removal of
Executives Meets Waterloo
in Upper House.
WILSON IS DRAGGED IN
Vote on Six-year Presidential Term
Is Expected to Take Place, Some
Decisive defeat of a proposal for the
Presidential recall In the Federal Con
stitution, ana tne statement that ireta-
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson Is committed
against a second elective term, enliven
ed consideration In the Senate yesterdaj
of the resolution to amend the Constitu
tion by fixing the Presidential term at
six a cars and making Presidents inelig
ible to succeed themselves. Senator Bris
tow of Kansas, an Insurgent, proposed
an amendment for the recall of Presi
dents by popular vote at biennial elec
tions, and benator Martine or Mew Je---sej.
Democrat and friend of Gov. Wil
son, -volunteered the information as to
the lresioent-elect s opposition to a sec
ond elective term
me senate am not reacn a vote on
tho main proposition, and Its considcra.
tion will be resumed this morning at
11 C o'clock. A number of important
amendments have been offered to the
original proposition, and the final vote
proDably will develop an unusual linc-un
in the nate
Senator Bristow's proposal to writ
Into the Constitution a provision for a
biennial recall of Presidents received ten
votes on a roll call S-nutors Bristow,
Clapp of Minnesota, Dixon of Mantana,
Oronna or .North Dakato. and Fotn-
dexter of Washington. Republicans. -and
Senators Ashurst of Arizona, 7-Iartlno of
New Jersey, Owen of Oklahoma. Perky
or laano, and Thomas of Colorado, Dera
Senators La Follette and Cummins.
recognized progressive Republican lead
ers, voted against the recall.
Dixon nnd Martine Clash.
No feature of the debate attracted
more attention than the colloquoy be
tween senators Dixon of Montana and
Martine of New Jersey. Tho Republicans
enjojed tho clash immense!, and the
Democrats were visibly embarrassed by
tho statements of the New Jersey Sena
tor. Senator Dixon was opposing the
one-term limitation and declared that the
Democrats would make a mistake. to sup
port tho proposition In view of the fact
that they were soon to inaugurate a
President whose services might be such
as to entitle hint to renomlnatlon and
election. Senator- Martine objected yt
having President-elect Wilson thus drawn
Into the debate, because, he said, Mr
Wilson's views were well known and
were In hearty accord with the one-term
proposition He said this provision was
contained in tho Baltimore platform, and
that Mr Wilson had announced public!)
that he favored only one term for Presi
dent. The statement by Senator Martine chal
lenged immediately Interest. He was
akcd If he spoke ex-cathedra or with the
authority of tho President-elect, to which
he replied that he was repeating what
he knew to be the attitude of Mr. Wil
"Did ho say that before or after his
nomination? asked Mr. Dixon
"Well. I believe it was before his nom
ination." replied Mr. S'artlne, and the
Senate smiled "But," he added, he has
positive! Indorsed the Baltimore plat
form " Senator O Gorman, one of the
President-elect's close friends and ad
iier who was evidently disturbed by
the turn of events, hastened over to
Senator Martine, took a seat next to
him. tugged at his coat tall, and a whis
pered conference followed. The New
Jersey man was evidently ill at east, and
Mr Dixon asked if he could tell the Sen
ate who wrote the one-term plank in
the Baltimore platform.
The situation was relieved by Senator
Faynter of Kentuckj, who said that he
understood that that plank was written
bv ex-Governor Beckham, of Kentucky.
"I have understood that the name of
the author of the one-term plank was
not Beckham." replied Senator Dixon.
Kvery one smiled as tl ey recognized that
the Senator was alluding to William J.
While tho Judiciary Committee has
favorably reported the resolution pro
viding for a slx-j ear tenure and only
one 'term for President, there arc now
pending in the Senate a number of modi
fications of the proposition. Senators
Root of New York and Clarke of Ar
kansas have introduced amendments
which provide that the one-term limita
tion shall not applj to Presidents who
have served prior to March A. 1917. The
purpose of this amendment is to make
Mr. Wilson eligible to ucceed himself
and not to dlsquallf Mr Roosevelt
Senator John Sharp W illiams has an
amendment restricting the term to four
i cars, and making any person who has
served two terms or one term and a frac
tion of a term. Ineligible for "succession
Senator McCumbe- has an amendment
for two terms of four years each, with
the Ineligibility clause operative ufter
the second full term or one full term
and the major fraction of another term.
Senator -wen has proposed an amend
ment providing that the President shall
be elected by the direct v ote of the peo
ple, and that nominations shall be made
in preferential primaries. Senator Hitch
cock proposes a six -j car term, with
out succession, to become operative-after
Mr. Wilson has completed his first term
Senator Dixon, who managed CoL
Roosevelt's campaign for President, op
posed the adoption of the committee
amendment He said It was based on
the fear of some overshadowing per
sonality," and that there was no popu
lar demand for such an amendment to
Britain Undecided. .Abo.
London. Jan. 30 Replying- to a nues-
tten Si the Korse of Commons to-day
Earl Grey, secretary or state ror foreign
affairs, said the British government had
not come to any decisions with regard
to resuming negotiations for ratifying
the arbitration treaty with the United
States. He could not therefore, he said.
approach the other powers respecting
their simultaneously Joining In the treaty.
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Augusta. Columbia, Charleston. Savan
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New Orleans. Southern Railway offers
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WASHINGTON, 'D. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31.
CaVSM77j? MY ?TiOOACTYl tMNT TH FO A
II i I 1 Eg fr j) vXmN
II I present KaiW'rUI pCl"-Y Nk; JOll
tltll11"1 JMXLINO Mil YOU GAH01E tfOUf 1IF AOAINST AfAe-
President Struck with Com-
passioa Between Strokes
for S. W. Rauen.
TWO WEEKS' RESPITE
Extension Granted Because of the
President's Admiration for Attor
ney Ethelbert B. Frey.
Between strokes on the golf course yes
tcrday afternoon President Taft was
struck with compassion for a double
murderer who was scheduled to be
hanged In the District Jail this morning,
and he promptlj ordered a respite of two
weeks This extension was granted. It
was explained. In order to give the con
victed man more time to prepare for
The sudden change of tho President's
mind at the last hour was due to an
admitted admiration of the nerve of
Kthelbcrt B. Frey, attorney for the con
victed man, who, having lost all hope.
made his way to the President In a line
ot Sunday school delegates and begged
for clemency for his client
Samuel W. Rauen, a former member
ot the United States Engineer Corps,
was convicted for the murder of his
wife and his brother, last Ma). He re
turned home from serving a sentence in
the District Jail and shot his eighteen-
j ear old wife while she was jumping a
rope with some children. He then shot
his brother, who was sitting near-b
Insanity was the unsuccessful plea of
the defense. Recently, as the time for
the execution approached. Rauen had
difficulty with his attorney, who dropped
Wrote to President.
On Wednesday Rauen wrote two ap
pealing' letters to the President in one
of which he asked for a pardon, and
in tho other he asked for a reprieve, so
that he might appeal his case or ob
tain a decision of insanity. Upon rec
ommendation of the Department of Jus
ticve. the petitions were denied.
WTlien Rauen s attorney heard of this
action yesterday afternon. his former
Interest returned, and he rushed to tho
White House and demanded to see the
President. The President wa. artlio
moment, receiving the delegates to tho
Sunday-school convention ot the Meth
odist Episcopal Church (South), In tho
East Room, from which he would pro
ceed directly to the golf course. Grasp
ing at a last possible opportunity, the
lawyer managed somehow to pass In
with the Sunday-school delegates, and
when he reached the President"- he
threw himself and the life of the mur
derer upon his mercy. The President
said that his decision was final. Later,
while on the golf course, the whole sit
uation passed in review In the Presi
dent's mind the two letters from the
condemned man and the earnest appeal
of the lawyer who had managed '
gain access to him In s-iS U mn.c--.
When he returaed the White
House, a. 7 "TvSSS last evening, he
slgn &-- reprieve, and the scaffold
--at has been erected will wait a fort
night, at least, for Its victim.
A smile lit tne features of Samuel
Rauen when be. was told the news.
That's good news." he said. "I have
felt It all along. I'm glad you ended
my suspense for I was getting a little
bit worried. I guess Til sleep pretty
sound to-night Two weeks, eh? Well,
that's mighty gocd news."
Rauen was speaking to superintendent
Zlnkhan of the District Jail who broke
the cheeringnews of the reprieve to
the prisoner. Rauen has been given the
liberty of the cell corridor for th last
two dajs and he was walking slowly to
and fro when Mr. Zinkhan appeared at
the steel gritting at the end of the cor
ridor. The superintendent had just been In
RISE AND FALL OF
ro r ha?y Mvr you ro
formed of the reprieve by Attorney Frey
and a representative of tho Department
of Justice No time was loit In trans
mitting the Information to Rauen who
has made frequent requet-t that lie be
informed at once If a respite was granted
Rauen walked hurriedly to the end of
the corridor when Mr. Zinkhan beck-enf-d.
"Your execution has been stajed for
two weeks by order of tho President
I am officially Informed," said Mr. Zlnk
han. Exceot for the smile that wreathed
h!s features and the sclf-sDoken words
.that he uttcrJf-JlsaeV, exhibited iOt thr
least cmounn io manned o. mrauct
of other prisoners who soon Joined him
for tnelr congratulations and then walked
off by himself.
nelntlvm In Chlcniro.
Rauen has relatives in Chicago and in
tho town of Cicero, III , but so far as
Is known here thev arc gnorant of the
fact that to-day had been set for his
execution It is thought Rauen did not
desire his relatives to come to Wash
ington until after his death Rauen has
gained weight during his incarceration
and he was freshly shaven jesterday
when he heard of the reprieve
No visitors saw the prisoner esterday
although a few of his friends were per
mitted to see him on Wednsda. No
death watch Is placed over prisoners
condemned to hang at the District Jail
and tho last few dajs prior to the date
set for the execution the prisoners are
allowed the freedom of their cell cor
ridor. Rauen is described as one of the
most unemotional prisoners ever held at
FOR RAIL HEADS
Federal Grand Jury Returns True
Bilk Against Mellen, Chamber
lin, and Smither.
New York, Jan. 30 The Federal
grand Jurj to-Jay returned new Indict
ments against President Charles F. Mel
len. of the New York. New Haven and
Hartford rood. President Chamberlain,
of the Grand Trunk, and Alfred Smith
ers, chairman of the board of tho Grand
Trunk, for conspiracy In restraint of
trade. They will be rushed to trial.
The United States authorities will at
tempt to bring the indicted officials to
trial about Uio middle of February
under the criminal clause of the Sher
man anti-trust law.
The indictments which deal with the
traffic agreement -entered Into between
the Now York, New Haven and Hartford
and the Grand Trunk, charges that the
two roads conspired to secure a
monopoly of the railroad transportation
business in New England as well as to
restrain trade. The additional Indict
ments wero secured because the Indict
ments rtumd b the December Federal
grand Jury were Invalid, because one
of th Jurore lived In New Jersey.
BLEASE IS IRRESISTIBLE
HE SAYS SO; IT MUST BE TRUE
CAN'T KEEP HIM DOWN?
Columbia, S. C, Jan. SO. Gov. Biease
to-day. a a message tc tne Legislature,
said, referring to his Richmond speech,
thai tts Newspapers published misrepre
sentations of the speech, written by
Yankee hoodlums and little newspaper
imps, and when the papers were furn
ished with correct accounts they abso
lutely refused to publish them.
The gov ernor, in the message, says that
he was re-elected last summer "despite
the opposition ot marry preachers, nearly
all ti; newspapers of U State, official
cf corpu-.:tmt, ls.f-?aui, Cr-ss: In 9
body, a large majority of the Legis
lature, nearly all the State officials, a
large majority of .tho delegates to the
State- convention in Ma, all tho money
ed interests, a 'large majority of the
commercial travelers, some of the pra
Ing women, some old line reformers and
fcome old line conservatives, many of
tho Hoskellltes, Cubans, Spaniards ana
the mixed breeds, a majority of . the
State executive committee, a large
majority of the county executive com
mittees and all election machinery.
What a combination. And jet I beat
1913. - FOURTElGSS.
Balkan Allies Notify Turks
That War Will Be Rerie4-
in Four Days.
WANT ALL ADRIAN0PLE
Ottoman Government Not Willing to
Cede More Than Small Portion
London. Jan. 30. Almost simulta
neously representatives of the Balkan
allies in Constantinople this afternoon
notified the Porte that war will be re
sumed at the expiration of four dajs
after 7 o'clock to-night, and Mahmout
Shefklt Pasha, the Grand Vizier, pre
sented the reply to the note of the
powers which the Turks had hoped
would bring peace.
The I"orte's reply to the powers is
not satisfactory to the Balban allies.
however, because the Turks propose
now to cedo only a rart of Adrlanople.
Therefore, the war will be resumed.
Dr. Daneff. the chief Bulgarian envoy.
"Peace negotiations cannot be re
sumed on the bases of the Forte's re
ply to the powers They cannot be
resumed until Turkey agrees to cede
the whole of Adrlanople. and agrees.
as a basis of bargaining, that the new
European frontier of Turkey shall be
a line running from Mldla, on the Black
Sea, to Rodosto.
i Will Increase Demands.
"The present demands of the Balkan
allies will not be renewed, and after
the first shot Is fired they will be
Turkev s reply to the joint note of
the powers was handed by the Grand
vjsier to the Austro-Hungarian Am
bassador, who Immediately communi
cated Its contents to all tho ambassa
dors In London. Thoy In turn wired
The Porte proposed to give up4o the
allies a part of Adrlanople, Turkey, to
retain that portion of the town'known
ai the "Hol City," whero the Moslem
shrines are situated.
Tho Turks declined to surrender the
Aegean Islands, proposing that tho Isl
ands, together with tho 33.000 souare
miles of conquered territorv in European
Turkey, be left to the powers. The Porte
agreed to dismantle tho fortifications of
Aunanopio ana witnaraw the garrison
reducing Its hold of the city to merely
a religious occupancy.
M. Venlzelos. tho Greek premier and
peace evoy, sv to-night:
Tnrk Troops Revolt.
"My Information Is that the Porte pro
TMti to leave to the great powers the
disposition of all the Aegean Islands ex
cept those nearest to the Turkish coast
which Turkey refuses to cede. This. If
correct Is unsatisfactory. Greece has
fought for the Aegean Islands and we
are pledged to get them.
Reports of revolution among the Turk
ish troops at Tchatalja are amply con
firmed by messages sent from Turkey
by way of Constanza1, Roumanto, to es
cape censorship. Fifty men were killed
and 300 wounded In a clash between ad
herents of Nazim Pasha, their leader
woo was shot In Constantinople, and
-supporters of lfi Ycjinc Tur.
The situation In Constantinople Is stilt
regarded as serious by diplomats hero
and the foreign offices of the powers are
active In making preparations to guard
against an uprising. The French navy
department late to-day ordered two cruis
ers to proceed at once to Constantinople
and re-Jnforced the French vesels 'al
ready In Turkish waters.
(1.33 to Baltimore and netnra.
Saturdays and Sundays, via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. Tickets good returning
until 9 a. m. Monday. All regular' train
except Congressional. Limits.
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WIFE SEEKS TO
Senora Constance Lee de Pas
tor Files Suit m District
SERVICE ON HUSBAND
Niece of Gen. Robert E. Lee Wed
Diplomat in Baltimore, Mi, in
1906 Papers Are Sealed.
Society was but little surprised at- hear
ing late yesterday afternoon and last
evening that Senora. Constance Lee de
Pastor, wire of Senor Don nuts Pastor,
formerly Charge d'Aftalres of the .Span
ish Legation in this clty.and now Spanish
Minister to China and Slam, has filed
suit for annulment, of their marriage,
'there are no children .Michael K. Col
bert appears as attorney lor benora
Pastor, and tiled the papers late jes
terday atternoon. UponM plea Justice
Barnard ordered the papers sealed and
locked in the safe ot the clerk of tne
court, thus making them Inaccessible
to the public. Mr. Colbert absolutely re
fuse to state tne particulars in tne
It was learned last night that Senor
Pastor, who is on leave of absence from
his post In China, was In Washington
jesterday and accepted service. Later
It was said he left the city, presumably
for Ne-v York.
Senora Pastor before her marriage In
Baltimore. June 10. 1906. performed by
Ber. father Russell, now Monslgnor
Russell, ot bt. r'atnek s, was Miss Con
stance uasenova iee. or Baltimore, a
grandniece or Uen. RoDert r Lee ana
a niece of Archibald Taylor, of New
York. Her romantic marriage to benor
Pastor was for a long time the gossip
of Washington and New "York society,
borne of tho incidents of their marriage
go as far bock as the wreck of the
Maine in Havana HarDor.
Senor Pastor was serving on the staff
of Senor de Lome when that accom
plished statesman mode his dramatic
exit from the American diplomatic stage.
Senor Pastor remained on the staff under
de Lomes successor, senor Foioy ner-
nabe. and was among those who pro
ceeded under strong escort to the Ca
nadian border Just before President Mc
Kinlcy declared war against Spain.
Ts Aeompllshed LlnirnUt.
Senora Pastor Is an accomplished Span
ish linguist, and has been presented to
the Queen 'of Spain on her visits to that
country 'with her 'husband. After a bril
liant debut In Baltimore, she went to
Berlin, where she took up a course tot
studies In philosophy and ins lauruags
and Utrratureof-modern Europe. Sft
mad an envjlereeord, and ,SriiS
proud "possessor- ort certificate-showing
that she Is a. master of German philoso
phy. She" hen took up archaeology In
Munich, wita the-Illustrious Prof. Furt
wanger as .her" lecturer.
Senora Pastor studied ' muslo during
tnis time. anr u as -skilled 'a mpslclan
as she is a linguist and a student In
philosophy. Her fatner. rrancis du
Pont Lee. was the first cousin of Robert
E. Lee. and was. born at one of. the coun
try seats" cf the family In Fairfax Coun
ty, va wnere. sn spent her girlhood.
Later her mother took, up ier residence
In Baltimore, and Jt was there that MIn
Constance' Cazenora Lee was presented
to society. She met Senor Pastor at
Narragansett Pier, and the friendship
wnicn sprang up Detween them soon ma
terialized Into marriage, which was re
garded by society as an Ideal one.
She is not a Catholic, but is. a member
of the Episcopalean Church and attends
services when In this city" at St. John's
Church Senor Pastor y Mono, for that
Is the full name of the defendant in this
suit, emojs a long arrn illustrious line
In the latte- part of 1911 Senora Pastor
gained considerable newspaper notoriety
when L. P. Hollander & Co.. of New
York, entered a suit against her for 1700.
which was alleged to cover a bill for
various things purchased. It was pub
lished at the time that the plaintiffs
found dlfficultj- In serving the papers,
and ordered their process servers to
watch outside of the fashionable house.
It Last fltu-toutrtn street. .cw
York Cltj After many futile efforts to
serve the papers, plaintiffs attorneys,
stated the facts to Chief Justice Dwyer.
wno ordered tnattne complaint papers be
served upon the defendant bj- having
tnem mailed to tne aoor or her house
Senora Pastor has recently token up
newspaper -work In this cltj.
SEN0KA C0JrSTAHCELEE.DEPAST0B "
Wno yeatrrday began salt In ike
1 'her kaakaadU.
The Herald' has the flargest
morniog.home circulattoa, and
prints'!! .the news ,of"thej world
'with 'manyvexdnsfve' features.
Samuel H.' Londen; Investiga
tor', fer Department of Jus
tice,' Makes Disclosure.
EARN $57;200,080 A YEAR
appear Fall lata" tie ,Whiie
Special io TIu WuUnzton Bsild.
New "York, Jan. 30. The actual sale ot
women at auction In New York Cltv.-waa
a phase of tlw "wblte-sslave" traffic ex
posed here to-day by Samilef H. London.
former prosecuting- attorney.'ot El Paso,
Tex;, and lately Identified with the De
partment of Justice Jn Investigating con
dition In the underworld.'1 "Mr. "Londo 1
submitted a -report to the Rockefeller
rpecial grand Jury, and.wlll consult with
John D. 'Rockefeller, Jr.. again before he
leaves the city. ,,
In connection with his statement that
women were sold) at auction. Mr London
stated tliat there were 2U00 women In
the grip of the vice trust In Greater New
York, who earn for their masters an
average of $STO0.C0O per year. Of this
vtst amount. Mr London says, the wom
en themselves get a -very small per
Mlulnff Girls In Net.
It also was stated that 93 per cent of
the girls and women who disappear In
New York fall into the net of the "whlto
slave" brokers. The Department of Jus
tice In Washington Is said to have a com
plete copy of Mr. London's report.
In felling of the auction of women In
New York. Mr. London said:
"Even here they have auctions. Public
auctions with men gathered around the
auctioneer bargaining for the best women
and the houses where their earning ca
pacity will be tho greatest. Read this."
said Mr. London, and he handed out a
copy of a report received from one of the
Department of Justice agents who -worked
under him in this city In the fall of 1311
Following Is the agent's report on an
auction he witnessed where women were
bid for and sold -to tho highest bidder, as
w ere the best houses for their ocenpanc-
"Whilo In a, cafe in Second Avenue in
talking., with an,-, old tramcacr, wnose
name Is , and wnvm 1 hav
known for eighteen years, he- told me in
our conv ersouon or rno existence ot con
ditions among tne tromcxers in tnis city,
and made known to me the, existence or
this place and about tne 'auction' con
ducted tnere by aonamsr
Viae to visit the place r-etweetr-tne noern
or. !, and - oekvk In the morning,
wneu 1 would ceetnings mat nave never
been, known to moor ever existed in
tkaw the Bidding.
"About 1 o'clock the next morning
I' ctat tato that place, just as one of
thes auctions was in progress and before
I stepped into the place I heard a great
deal ot noise and loud, incoherent talking,
wntcn resemnied very mucn an active
moment on a stock exenange.
"AH the faces or the traffickers, num
bering about forty, showed a great deal
of excitement as they were gathered
aroundMr. . but the moment tho
door-closed behind me they stopped talk
ing. ."But after Mr. recognized mo
and 'shook hands with me the same ex
citement and commotion took place
"I stayed until he had auctioned off
three places and I saw the money paid
by the traffickers to Mr. . after
which he told the bidders to send the
women around to him the following
"These auctions were another method
of "bleeding the women. The auctioner
was chiefly kept busy offering off places
In the most desirable houses. After a
trafficker found a . house for w omen
where profits were large, they were sent
Police :ot to Blame.
The system had it so arranged that
these same women and the same houses
were auctioned off each week In the back
room of the Clinton Street restaurant.
The auctioneer, whose name, with the
traffickers and procurers. Mr. London
ha", was an aged man, who had been
engaged in the traffic of commercialized
vice for many years.
"Before. I go any further I wont to
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