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WASHINGTON., D. C, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2. 1913.-FORTY451X BAGES and boys' and qkis- magazine
SELF RULE FOR THE DISTRICT .
PLANNED BY JUDGE. PROUTY;
CALLS PRESENT SYSTEM UNFAIR
Iowa Representative Makes Formal Announcement During
Course of Debate Over pistriot Appropriation Bill on
Floor of House Has Made Study of Subject
SKETCHES AT THE GRIDIRON BANQUET.
INAUGURAL PARADEA FEATURE
OF FEAST OF WIT AND WISDOM
. GIVEN DY THE GRIDIRON CLUB
A it A A sV f "
ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY AMENDMENT
BRINGS CAUSTIC CRITICISM OF THE CITY
Iowan Declares Citizens of Capital Per Capita Are the Wealthiest of Any
People in the Country, and Should Not Depend on Outside
Help to Maintain Municipality.
Formal announcement by Judge Prouty,
of Iowa, that he is preparing' a compre
fcensiv e plan for local self-government In
place of the present half and half plan
of meeting expenditures for the District.
was made In the course of debate over
the District appropriation bill In the
House jesterdaj. Judge Prouty's speech.
which told of a careful study of the
general proposition. Including the gath
ering of facts concerning conditions in
other cities, proved to be the opening
gun In a general engagements In which
the enemies of the District did irtuall
all the shooting
The result of this speechmaklng naa
that very little time was given to the
consideration of the District bill.
Calls FlBuren Worthless.
The argument was brought tout through
consideration of an amendment offered
bj Representative Borland of Missouri,
assessing owners of benefiting property
one-third the cost of street improve
ments. Chairman Ben Johnson, in sup
port of this amendment, which finally
was carried without a division, spoke
In his usual vein anent the half and
Mr Johnson presented a careful com
I ilation intended to show the pro rata
share of District expenses borne by the
uinerent States based upon population.
Representative Tavlor promptly pointed
out tnat Mr Johnsons tigures were
wort iles-s because the States now con
tribute to the general government which
is supHrUd bv internal revenue and cus
The only wa to set rid of pa) Ins
nil thing to the District." bald Mr Tay
lor, -is bj paing nothing on the Fcd-
rcl taxes. If jou don t want to support
the District of Columbia, jou must give
up smoking, drinking, chewing and im
porting." Iropert A nine onrlnc
Judge Proutj, of Iowa, In Announcing
iii purpose to Introduce a local self-government
bill for the District, said, lu
part- " ' '
For thirtv das I have listened to
expert opinion on the values of real es
talc and if there is any one thing that
has been established it is that the real'"
s,tato in Washington Is leaping in Usl
alue This naturallj led r-e to Inquire
the caue of this remarkable increase
1 verj one knows that the question of
taxation is an important factor It al
wavs figures in the values This led me
to a general uiquir) and I addressed let
t rs to the Maors of everj cltj In the
1 nited States, Inquiring as to the as-
Msscd value of propertj in other cities I
il appeared without going Into det-iil i '"-'i'""--u. anu last nignt they were plan
that real estate values in ever city of I "'"K t0 undertake an agrresslve campaign
the I -lited States is more than twice In , a8anst the resolution Thej arc prepared
ic asstssment what it Is in the cltj of
Washington In mj own citj wc pay
(K on ev erj dollar of real state
value In Washington it is J OUL In ad
d tion in other cities ever man has to
; av for special improvements. In W ash
ngton that is all absorbed b the gen
eral government and b general taxation.
That is not fair
Furthermore. I undertake to sav that
the fact that the government owns large
T opertv here throws no burden upon
hcproperty of the individual "owners in
tin Di-triit On the lontrarv, it re
lieves tnem of h larci burden
Wen 1 1 hirst P. oplr iu I nllnl Mnti-x.
'The people of Washington per cap
ita are the wealthiest people in the
United States The average wealth of
the ci Izens of Washington is $2,300.
and the tiext highest Is J1.S00 That
shows the people of Washington are
able to bear their share"
Mr Prouty continued, sa Ing that he
Lould tind no other capital in the world
that is 'subsidized' b the general
government as Washington 1 Repre
sentative Campbell of Kansas asked
him whether self-government should
go with the proposition to allow the
District to maintain itself entirely
from its own revenues Judge Prouty
answered that the two should 'go hand
in hand, and this brought on his an
nouncement that he was preparing a
bill to cover general legislation along
I am miking up a bin, he said,
which I will have the pleasure of pre
senting to this House toverlng all
these questions, and I propose to call
on the House to consider a general
proposition for reorganizing the entire
ssstcm of government in the city of
Washington In other words after
having looked this question over, I do
not believe there Is any a) that these
questions can be solved except by an
absolute divnrcc between the District
of Columbia in its purcl municipal af
fairs and the Federal Treasurj There
Is no greater wrong, in my opinion.
tliat i sovereign power can exercise
than that of taxing one class of peoplo
for the benefit of another, and the
first thought of ever Congressman
must be on the line of adjusting things
so that unreasonable burdens will not
fall upon an) one ,
Not Fair to Rrt of Caantr.
"As has been called to )our attention
by the chairman of our distinguished
committee not the distinguished chair
man, but chairman of our distinguished
committee we not only pa all of these
burdens at home in sustaining an of
these affairs, but we com here with our
contributions to the people of Washlng
Contluned on Page Three.
Los Angeles, Feb
1 Ernest E.
Hart, a prominent banker of Council
Bluffs, and formerly Republican na
tional committeeman from Iowa, died
at Long- Beach to-day. Hart came to
California two -weeks ago with his
S15A" to Columbia, S. C and Return
via Southern Railway account National
Corn Kxposltlon Dates of sale. Janu
ary zu . a, - a. i eDruary .. u, i, nnal
ary sj a, a, -,, zi. l eDruary s. Ji, 7, final
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rrontixi. Consult jvrenti. Toi iEh fst I
and HB F St. nw.
First Step Toward Adoption
of Amendment Fixing Ten
ure at Six Years Taken.
VOTE IS 47 TO 23
Under Terras of Law, Roosevelt, Taft,
and Wilson Can Never Serve
. Again as Nation's Head.
The first (step has been takm toward
the adoption cf a constitutional amend
ment fhtlng the term of President of
the United States at six years anl mak
ing the Chief Executive Ineligible to suc
ceed htmscir. By a vote of 47 to X the
Works tingle-term resolution was adopt
ed by the Senate jesterdaj. The advo
cates of the reform succeeded in mus
tering lust two more than the necc&sarj
Under the terms of the resolution as
It pa&scd the Senate. Col i;nr.lt Mr
Tift, and Woodrow 'H 11 son are eliml-
niien rro-n the field of possibilities for
tho ITesidency In future contests. The
resolution. If it should be rutins bv
three fourths of the States before the
cxpir-uion of Woodrow Wilson's term.
will, however, have the effect of adding
two rears to Ijls tenure, giving him a six
naiean "i a inur-year term
11M resolution now goc3 to the House
i of Representatives, and the likelihood is
I that It will be passed bv that bd hv
mo'c d-cisive vote than resulted in the
"". io nun liooseri,
Tht passage of the resolution by the
benite was a surprise to all advocates of
the measure. It was alo a distinct shock
to the R'osevelt supporters. They are
convinced now that the situation, so far
as it affects the colonel s nolitlral fnr.
t"nes- more serious than they had an
io raise me tr that its chief purpose Is
to legislate Roosevelt out of the race In
1116 Tho will undertaki a light against
the resolution in the House, and If it is
passed bj that bod. will rarrv ihi war
Into the State legislatures in an effort to
The outcome in the Rous will depend
upon 'Uooo'row Wilson's attitude toward
the resulutlm The Democrats are In
control and. inasmuch as they stand
pledged under the Baltimore platform to
the one-term principle. It is practically
certain that the resolution in some form
will be passed by the House
. To mpnd Vrtlrle II,
The resolution proposes an amendment
to the lirst paragraph of section 1 of
Article II of the Constitution, as fol
lows "The executive power shall be vested
In a President of the United States of
America. The term of ofllce of Presi
dent shall be sx jears. and no person
who has held the oflice bv election, or
discharged its powers or duties, or acted
as President under the Constitution and
laws in pursuance thereof shall bi
eligible to again hold the office by elec
The amendment renders ineligible any
Vice President who may succeed to the
Presidency through death or through the
removal of the President.
Those voting lor tne resolution were
Brandegee, Brown. Burton, Catron,
Burnham, Clark of Wyoming. Cummins,
Dillingham, Du Pont, Gamble. Guggen
heim. McCumber. Nelson, Penrose. Per
kins, Smoot. Sutherland. Wetmore, and
Works Republicans. Ashurst. Bankhcad,
Br an. Chamberlain. Chilton, Clarko of
Arkansas, netcher, Gardner, Hitchcock,
Johnson. Johnston of .Vlifbama. Kava-
naugh, Kern, New lands. Overman, Owen,
Painter. Percy, Fcrkj, Pomerene. SInv
mens. Smith of Arizona, Smith of Marj-1-ind.
Smith of Georgia, bwanson. Thom
as, Thornton, and v llllams Democrats.
Those voting against tho resolution
were Borah, Bourne, Bradlej, Bristow,
Clapp. Curtis, Dixon, Gallinger. Jackson,
Jones, Kens on. La Foliettc. Lippltt.
Lodge. McLean, OUVer. Page, Polndexter,
Richardson, Sanders, Stephcnon. and
Townsend Republicans, and Shhely,
G. O. I', lote Divided.
While the Democrats voted practically
as a unit for the resolution, the Republi
can vote was divided along unusual and
unexpected lines. Senators Cummins of
Iowa and Works of California were the
only Insurgents to support the resolu
tion Most of the others accepted the
resolution as a stab at Col. RoosevHt
and voted against It on this account.
Many regular Republicans who are un
friendly to air. jiooseveu votea with
the .insurgents against the resolution.
Senators Gallinger and Clapp, for in
stance, who have not ljeen regarded as
very friendly, were together; senators
Ledge and I-a rollete voted the same
wayj Senator uixon, v-oi- iiooseveirs
campaign manager anJ spokesman, voted
against tne resolution, aim oenaior itoot
of New York was paired against It.
Senators Polndexter, Washington Pro
gressive, and Senator Oliver of Pennsyl-
Continued on Page Four.
nest Service to California.
Standard or tourist. Latter personally
conducted without change dally, except
L - ujmucieu vviiaoui cuuiise ujlh, except I
Kimrinv rtrth n w.h!npn..a,..l. I
route. A. J. Poston. a. A 995 F. 70S 15th.
Wilson and Marshall Associa
tion Plan Social Programme
of Brilliancy for Week.
National Officers Are to Come Here
and Help Local Leaders Make
National officers of the Women's Wil
son and Marshall Association are making
arrangements to come to W ashlngton and
aid the District president of their organ
ization, Mrs. George A Armes, wife of
Col George A. Armes. 1 S A . In con
cluding the mi's of detiil work prepara-
tor to the brilliant Inauguration social
programme projected by the association.
illss hvelsn Pegues. secrctan of the
Wilson and Marshall organization for the
Southern States, of Jackson. Tcnn . Is
alread In Washington to aid in the
work. Miss Pegues liad direct charge of
much of the effective work done b thl
oman s organization throughout the
South in the intirest of Gov. Wilson
Mrs. Borden Harrlman. national nrcs
Ident of the association, has informed
Mrs Armes. through the national secre
tary's office at New 'Vork headquarters.
that the national association will take an
active part In assisting the local body
with the labors of the inaugural pro
pramme In her letter. Mrs Harrlman
compliments the District president highly
upon the great amount of preparatory
work alread accomplished
Much of the detail work has already
been done b the local organization,
under the direction of the president
Mrs Armes Committees, containing
the names of the most prominent Demo-
3IISS EVEUX PEGUES.
cratlc leaders and their wives, have
been appointed for the week's celebra
tion. Plans for dinners, receptions.
balls, luncheons, and Democratic confer
ences have been developed, and the
care of their preparation put Into the
hands of the host of volunteer workers.
Mrs 'Frank Woodruff, president of tho
Southern States' organization of tills
body, will come to Washington some time
in February and take personal charge
of many of tho social arrangements pro
jected especially by the Southern women
of the association In President-elect Wil
son's honor. During her stay In Wash
ington she will We the guest of Mrs.
Mrs. Armes will give a tea In honor
of the first of the national officers to
M- nri. t - Afc lr.-. I
arrive. Miss Pegues, oa Monday after-1
Boon. Members of the local organization
r WSW HI- -
and many upon the various committees
for the coming festivities will meet Mies
Pegues and hear a resume of the work
accomplished by the Southern women
Dcmoiratlc campaigners In behalf of
Ufelr victorious leaders.
Mrs. Armes will be assisted at the tea
by Mrs. John Bankhead. wife of the
Senator from Alabama; Mrs. Dudle) M.
Hughes, wife of Representative Hughes
of Georgia, Mrs J. II. Stephens, wife
of Representative Stephens of Texas;
Mrs. Leflle Barr, Mrs. WvckillTe Rose,
Mrs K C Lesher. wife of Lieut. Leshcr.
Mrs. K. J Lock wood. Mrs Lulu F. Mor
gan, Mrs Chase Palmer, and Mrs. Han
cock HEMS HELD
Advocates of Measure and Its
Opponents Plead Cases
to the President
Advocates of the ' loan shark bill, ' on
which President Tnft vestenl i granted
hearings, will file additional Information
and arguments with the President this
week, probably to-morrow.
President Taft. at the end ofNie hear
ing, which lasted about an hour, took
the bill again under advisement Both
advocates and opponents of the bill last
night expressed belief that the President
would take their view of the matter.
The advocates of the bill were repre
sented b W. II Baldwin, chairman of the
citizens' committee that has been urging
anti-loan shark legisliticn for Jears. F.
1,. bullions. Rev. John C. Van Schaick.
of the Church of Our Father, and pn si
dent of the Monda Evening Club; Mrs.
Archibald Hopkins, representing the wom
en s welfare branch of the Civic Federa
tion, R A Holmes, of the Christian En
deavor Union: C H Adams and H. S
Holiohan, of the Brotherhood of Careen.
ters, and F K Exnicios. secretary of the
fcoclet ror savings.
Henr L Davis, attorney for the loan
concerns and individuals, made the prin
cipal argument against the bilL On the
same side were John B Colpos, L. A.
Sterne, and John McDonald, a commit
tee from the Central Labor Union, and
Emmet Adams, representing other labor
organizations In the District, and John D
Leonard, representing the League of
Remedial Loan Companies of the District.
IN AUTO ACCIDENTS
Russian Envoy, Reginald S. Haide-
koper,, and George Eustis
Barou Zulcdlnrk. of the Russian Em
bassy; Reginald S Huidckoper, clubman
and Assistant United States District At
torney, and George Eustis, of 1717 I
Street Northwest, society and clubman.
figured In auto actldents yesterday, nil
narrowi escaping injury.
While at the wheel of his tourlmr rar
mnra iuicaineK collided with a two
horse wagon occupied by Frank Burgess
ana uustun i-aunc, or Clarendon, Va
almost overturning the wagon and throw I
Ing the two Virginians to tho asnhH
.wiey escaped injury, Dut the auto and
wason were smasnea. Tho crash oc-
currea at seventeenth and I Streets
George Eustis. at the wheel of his car
with Mr. Huldekoper sitting beside him,
ran down Perry F. Scott, a negro, thlrtj
three ears old, of 1J1G Twenty-seventh
Street Northwest, at Thirty-first and M
Streets Northwest, painfully Injuring the
negro. Scott was placed in the ma
chine and hurried to Georgetown Hos
A,rthur Turlington, seventeen jears old,
of SS C Street Northwest. Is at Emer
gency Hospital suffering from Injuries
received when he ran his motorcycle Into
a taxlcab driven by William Cunning
ham, of 17U1 T Street Northwest, at
Connecticut Avenue and M Street North
west. Physicians say that Turlington is
nof seriously hurt.
$LSS Baltimore aad Iteturn,
Baltimore and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 00 a. m. train Monday.
All trains both ways, including the
srvrwrnr hau. -
Hostilities to Be Resumed at
Expiration of Armistice To
- -sO i
ALLIES ARE NOW READY
Guns Are Trained on Adrianople and
City Probably Will Fall Within
a Few Hours.
London. Feb 1 With the delegates of
the Balkan btates leaving London for
their capitals, refuting the suspicion that
the allies have been bluffing, and dis
patches from Sofia and Constantinople
telling or the preparedness of both sides
for further fighting, there Is tio doubt
in London to-night that the war will be
formal! reopened promptly at 7 o'clock
Monday morning, when the armistice ex
pires. ambassadors continued their con
ference to-day, ostensibly to " iT
ways and means of preventing ie-
sumption of hostilities, but .:.. e was
accomplished In that direction
A dispatch from Sofia to-n!rht smt-s
that the last of Gen Savon's guns have
been posted fcr the bombardment nf
Adrianople Monday morning Positions
or great strategic value, which could not
be reached fluring hostilities, owing to the
hills and crags, have been achieved dur
Ing the weeks of enforced Idleness en
forced by the armistice, and the Bul
garian officers estimate that thM,- ma
chine gun and heavy cannon Are will be
man times ns enrectlve as a result.
.Awrituiopie. n is oeucved here, cannot
last more man a few bours
Delegates Leave London.
Elutherios Venlzelns. who tiAQ.io.i ,i.
Greek delegation, and Dr Streit, another
ureeK aeiegate, lett London to-day.
Venlzelos said "The reason for resum
ing the war Is that peace negotiations
that do. not bring peace are more, costly
than war. The expense of maintaining
SCftWO men In the field gradually Is ex
hausting the resources of the Balkan al
lies. It Is costing Greece alone Jl.COMW)
a day and It Is costing Bulgaria SSOO.000
"The Turks know this well and arc,
therefore, playing the usual Ottoman
game of procrastination, hoping to wear
us out. The resumption of negotiations
is now an Impossibility, but we hope
to return to London and sign a treaty
after Turke's ftte Is sealed."
Stojan Novokltcb. the chief Servian
delegate, left London to-day, accom
panied b) all his colleagues except M.
Vesnltch, the Servian Minister to France.
TarUa Still In London.
Iteclmd Pasha and all the other Turk
eiivoss are still In London They have
no deflnlto plans for returning to Con-
It Is understood here that Greece and
Mentenesro will demand the cities
Janlna and Scutari, respectively, on the
same grounds that Bulgaria is holding
Adrianople, and that thy have the back
ing of the triple entente, or ot least
Francs anj Buwla
Joseph Angeloff, Bulgarian consul gen
eral o England and a delegtte to the
peace co iferencc, said to the London
"Wo must have Adrianople coiceded.
not bv word, but b deed; then wp shall
be willing to return to the conference.
After the first shot-Is fired on Monday
It will ba too late. Should that shot be
fired, our demands will be Increased
After taking Adrianople wo shall proceed
further how far I am not jet prepared
to say at the n-sent moment. The In-j
lemnlty we-claim will also be Increased
If a shot la fired Monday. The Indemnity
I which the allies have so far agreed to
exact Is about $300,000,000 When It Is con
sidered that we must take over about
JS0,XI,C00 of Turkish debt this surely Is
not a heavy demand, considering the vast
outlay and the lives wljlch hav e been lost
In tho war."
4 Trains to Florida. Atlaattc Coast Line
Sea-level router 3 OS. J0. 9 10 p m ; 4.20
anCVAll-steel electric-lighted Pullmans.
Office, 1105 New Tort Ave. nw.
WanU Eta Pi Fraternity Locks
in Grand Procession About Banquet Hall Democracy's
Mascot Makes Presence Known by Native Songs.
PRESIDENT TAFT AND ASSOCIATES,
ABOUT' TO RETIRE, TARGETS OF WIT
Victorious Leaders and Those of Vanquished Bull Moose Faith Made to Share
in Receiving Good-natured Shafts front Diners Visit to Statuary
Hall Among Other Stunts Forming Evening's Entertainment
ll There was an Inaugural parads last
nilMrN A I I A I K
II UlTlLll 111 lilUIl
nnmim iniiTm n ot a srand stand ailed wlth CaW'
I U I 111! HI ILULI V "et omcerB' Ambassador, and Ministers.
I I It 1 1 fill .1 III rill Senators' Representatives, and dlstln
VJ11U II 11 UJU II JLiLiU gulshed men from everywhere.
C tt- u. f J T f
OUnragetteS Invade lOWer OI
London and Smash
THREATEN TO USE ACID
Leaders in Parliament, Panic-stricken,
Go Through Streets Accompa
nied by Bodyguards.
8rcill (VUi to The Wuhtafton 11 mil.
London. Feb 1 SuffraVeUes to-day
smashed with stones the glass cover of
one of the cases In the jewel room of
the Tower of London, where the crown
Jewels are kept They were arrested
and sent to Bow Street. This attack
Is in line with tho militants' expressed
purpose to attack all government prop
erty. I.eader. In Parliament, panic-stricken
because of the militant methods of the
suffragettes, seldom venture Into the
streets now without bodyguards. Their
home are also protected night and da)
by specially assigned police, whohave
been warned to prevent Incendiary fires
or other daroage.
Sir EdwarVl Grey has temporarily
abandoiled his official residence and
now sleeps In Sloane Gardens. Llojd-
George has riven up bis favorite amuse
ment of appearing in public restaurants,
and Intends to eat his meals in the
House of Commons dining-room.
Alarmed by rumors that his child
would be kidnapped, Winston Churchill
has four policemen constantly on guard
outside his house He is not lacking In
personal courage, but his beautiful wife
has urged the authorities to take ample
protection agalrst the suffragette". The
Churchill baby Is invariable followed by
plainclothes men from Scotland Yard
when the nurse takes the child out for
Threaten to Throw A Itrlol.
Prime Minister Asqulth objects
strongly to having a bodv guard, but j qU3itely decorated, for the club aims to
the police commissioner Is not at alii, ,. . .
--..-- .!... ... i. h. k .nf. delight the eye as well as to appeal to
satisfied with the nromle made by suf
fragette leaders to respect human life
He has pointed out that some or the
vouneer and more ardent sjffragcttes
have openl) threatened to throw vitriol,
which the police consider almost as
serious as murder.
Incendiarv fires, however, are most
feared by the authorities. They firmly
believe an attempt will be made to
burn the principal government build
ings. The force of night policemen in
the neighborhood of Westminster con-
scquentl) has been doubled
"The price paid for any great chapter
of history in any countrj," aid Mrs
Kmmellne Pankhurst. suffragette lead-
Is enormous, and sometimes costs
human life. The other side hasn't paid
with any lives, but we have. I have.
for my sister died three dajs after her
release from Bristol prison i'nj si
clans said death was due to the harsh
treatment she received while a pris
oner. We've lost many others, too.
who died as a result of prison treat
ment." Mrs Pankhurst Is extremely bus . In
fact, too busy to go to prison, much to
her sorrow. Her labors are somewhat
lightened by the assistance of Miss
Zelle Emerson, of Detroit, who looks
after much of the detail work.
A F. OF L DECLARES WAR
ON STEEL CORPORATION
Strike Involving 40,000 Men Called.
Will Tie Up Every Plant Fight
May Last Year.
Pittsburg, Ta , Feb I War w as de
clared here to-daj by the American Fed
f ration of Labor on the United States
Following a mass meeting of strikers
late this afftcrnoon. Frank Morrison.
secretary of the federation. Issued' a call
for a general strlko In all the Steel Cor
poratton mills in the Pittsburg district.
This wllf involve 40,000 men.
Morrison declares this is the opening
gun In the great battle organized labor
will wage upon the Steel corporation, it
will Involve Chicago, Gary. Ind : Cleve
land, Ohio. Buffalo, Pueblo. Col , and In
fact, every place In which the Steel Cor
poration has a mill.
In urging the men to come out Morri
son said: "This Is the first step in our
blc fhtht for recognition by the Steel
Trust. I can pledge that a nation-wide
contribution will be taken up to provide
a strike fund large enough to enable us
to continue the strike here for a year.
The Steel Trust Is ready to spend mil
lions to prevent the unionizing of its
mills, and the Federation of Labor will
spend millions to win Its fight for the
betterment o working conditions."
Suicide Epidemic In Town.
Huntington. W. ya.. Feb. L A suicide
epidemic prevails in Huntington. Three
girls, each dlsappointd In love, attempt
ed suicide.. Two proved successful, while
the third Is not expected to live. lZdna
James, sixteen, and Maude WHieii, nine
teen, died ai few minutes ifte taking
carbolic acid Kuth Walls, nltvu-vp, tool:
raomhlno and probably will die. The
James girl was the daughter of a proml-
Arms with Militant Suffragettes
" 'k11 its banners In the face of
President Taft and marched bravelr In
First of all came the drum-major
swinging an enormous baton., Then came
the "StauntonBrias Band." playing Dixie
1? XLZ Th?"
and Caps and the ""nanrites and the
ouinerna colonels, and last, but not
least, the suffragettes. Thus was Ru
dolph Kauffman. the new president of
the Gridiron Club, duly installed Into of
fice. And for the time being he was a
bigger man than "Woodrow Wilson.
But there was no ball. There Is no
turkey-trotting in our family, if you
The occasion was the annual -winter
dinner of the club at the New "Wniard.
In a sense it was a farewell to the out
going administration. At the same time
the members of the club showed Chair
man Eustis how to manage a parade
and, as usual, they dallied pleasantlr
with things that are to be. There werf
words of wise advice to- the Incoming
Democrats and lots of fun for the guest'
those who are to remain In our mids
after the fourth of March, and thoti
who depart with more or les sadnes
into private life.
A Mortnr-Uonj-d InLstand.
President Tart's future connection wtth
Tale University was emphasized by a
souvenir inkstand In the form of a mortar-board
cap, embellished with a grid
Jrn and the date of the dinner. Mr
Tan, who spote with great feeling of the
enjoyment which the dinners of the club
had given him. and of hW pleasant as
sociations with the member, was Intro
duced bv a song in which the mistake of
rending him back to Cincinnati was
tunefullr acknowledged and corrected.
He was given an ovation by the mem
bers and the guests, the former rlslnc
to give him literally a standing invita
tion to be present at every future func
tion of the cluh.
j The banquet hall was, of course, ex-
the sense of humor of those who honor
It with their presence. There; were lit
erall hundreds 'of American Beautv
roses In the floral panel which Imbedded
the huge electric gridiron, and the tables
were fragrant with lilacs and other
The decorations throughout the room,
tho handiwork of Small, were both ar
tistic and elaborate, and made a beauti
ful picture. At the conclusion of the
dinner tho flowers. In accordance with
established custom, were sent to the
The Inaugural Pnrade.
A t welcome song in the darknefs.
President Kauffman s Inaugural address,
and the flashing of the gridiron rreceded
Boom! Boom' Boom-bootn-boom! The
beating of a big bass drum behind the
green curtain made It evident that some
thing was doing A member of the club
suggested that the noise probably was
the Illinois Legislature to ing to elect
Jim Ham Lewis to tho Senate. The ap
pearance of a herald, attired In ancient
costume, 'solved the mystery He an
nounced the election of the new Presi
dent and the approach of the parade.
With the band playing, the procession
entered the room. The few Jersey Na
tional Guard, so-called, came after the
band. Then the professors from Prince
ton and the Wanta Eta PI fraternity
not as numerous as It will be after the
fourth of March and the Tammany
delegation, clad In frock coats and lilh
hats. The Southern colonels were made
up to the life and the suffragettes were
It was apparent, however, that the pa
Contlnned on I'ase Four.
CIAEK SAYS, "GIVE
WILSON A CHANCE"
"In a lecture dealing- some
what with governmental reforms,
which I have delivered in many
parts of the country during the
last our or five jears, I have
advocated doing one of two
things as to the Presidency:
"1. Limit the incumbency of
any one man to two terms of
four years each; or, (5) limit It.
to one term of sK jears. but I
am In favor of giving1 President
elect Wilson a fair chance for
his white alley. as the boys say
In the ancient and fascinating
game of marbles, if the one term
of six jears Is adopted, the Con
stitutional provision should Jiot
go Into effect until 1921. It seems
to me that all Just persons will
agree to that.
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