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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Fair to-day and to-morrow ;
fight to moderate west winds.
Yesterday's temperature Maxi
mum 41 ; minimum, 31.
The Herald has trw- largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world,
with many exclusive features.
WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY; FEBRUARY 5, 1913.-FOCTRTEEN PAGES.
ONE CENT.
IST0. 23M
HOUSE VOTES TO VIOLATE PLEDGE
OF UNITED STATES TO REDEEM
DISTRICT'S FUNDED INDEBTEDNESS
DISTRICTS NEW TRAFFIC RULES
IN NEED OF SIMPLIFICATION;
BOARD OF TRADE SEES DEFECTS
SOME'MILLSTONE.
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Sustains Point of Order Against Item in Appropriation Bill
Calling for Half-and-half Division of Proportionate
Annual Payments on Interest and
Sinking Fund. ,
RULING IGNORES OBVIOUS INTENT
OF FRAMERS OF LAW OF 1878
Action of House, Inspired by Ben , Johnson, Aided by Representative
Roddenbery, Will Be Overridden by Senate, bat Indicates Hostile
Temper of Lower Body Toward the District
By JOSEPH p. AS.M.
.The House of Representath cf , in so far as it influences appro
priations from the Federal Treasury, yesterday refused to appropriate
iiioney for the payment bj the Federal government of its one-half
share of the sinking fund and interest for the funded debt of the
District. .
This reolutionar action, inspired by Representath e Ben John
on, chairman of the House District Committee, aided and abetted by
Representative Roddenbery of Georgia, chairman of the Committee on
the whole, was taken through a point of order made against the item
in the District appropriation, bill,
which called for the pavment ot
this ear's share of interest and
sinking fund on the funded debt
Ground for Complaint.
If passage bj the IIoue marked the
final stage in the enactment of legisla
lion the action jesterda -would place
the gov eminent on record as openly ana
flagranti violating a contract and
Pledge made to debtor of the United
States in J ST 4 and maintained 1 annual
compliance with that pledge since that
time. In addition it would give grounds
for a jcomplulnt against the people of thi
District for the collection of apnroxi
matclv J"W"0fOO. representing one-half
of the sum paid or to be paid b tn
l lilted Mates and the District Jointl
for the redemption of the funded
Oebtedness of the District.
Chairman Roddenberj ruled to sustain
the point of order made by Representa
tive Johnbon against the item long be
fore Sir Johnson made the point of
order he had supplied Roddenberj. whi
has been uotlceabl in sympathy with
the multitudinous objections Johnson
has raised against items in the bill with
a complete brief of his (Johnson s) con
tentlon, consisting of the precedents
which seemed to uphold that conten
tion
ftcr extended debate on the point of
order in which Johnson and Represen
tative Saunders of Vinrlaia, the last
named opposlrg the point of order vigor
ous and conv incingl , each consuming
I the neighborhood of thirt minutes.
Representative Roddenbery ruled, read
ing his detiBion from a pencil-inscribed
paper It was noticed from the galleries
tliat the paper from which Roddenberj
read had been resting on his desk before
Mr Johnson concluded his remark
support of his point of order and long
before Mr Saunders who followed John
ton. had commenced the presentation o:
his s de of the case
In other words. Chairman Rodden
berj, warned In advance l Johnson
Ihr Impending struggle, and furnished
with the precedents which seemed to
support Johnson's contention, decided
upon and wrote out hla'drelnlon hours
before the opposing side had
given an opportunity to reply or to set
forth their case.
In ruling Chairman Roddenberv lg
nored the principal point at issue
what the national legislators had ii
1 ind When thej enacted the hw in
which the United States pledged itself
to redeem the indebtedness Incurred uj
he government-created board of pub
lic works of the District In attempting
to remnlj disgraceful civil conditions
In the Nation's Capital
lie Ignored also, or Iolated an estab
lished principle of law, namely, that, If
parties to an ambiguous contract adopt
a mutual Interpretation of that con
tract and live under that Interpreta
tion, that Interpretation shall be bind
ing, and shall be taken as the real
meaning and Intent of the contract.
Ii tli" small vote bv which the ruling
of the chair was sustained it was notice
able that the substantial members on
both sides of the chamber voted to over
ride the decision, manj taking the
Continued on Pnge Seven.
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE
DOES RUSHING BUSINESS
Bill Calling for Constitutional Conven
tion Among Mass of Less Impor
tant Measures.
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb I Dills for the
calling of a Constitutional convention
to draft a new Constitution for Pcnn
sjlvinia were reported favorably by
the judlclarj special committee of the
House to-day, also, a bill for a com--mlsslon
to study needed changes in the
Constitution, and report to the Legis
lature or to a convention. If held. The
bill establishing a Mate fair also was
reported out
At a hearing before the Wajs and
Means Committee, representatives of
the Pennsylvania Merchants' Associa
tion and other business organizations
urged the adoption of the bill repealing
the mercantile tax law No action was
taken.
Senator Farlej of Philadelphia Intro
duced a hill prohibiting the issuing of
Injunctions except after notice and
hearing The measure is aimed espe
cially at Injunctions affecting 'parties
to labor disputes, and these are abso
lutely prohibitive against boycotting,
picketing, and other practices not ln
.olvlng destruction of property.
Bills Introduced In the Senate were-Semi-monthly
pay dajs, raising tne
antl-clgarette age limit from sixteen to
eighteen: creating a State juvenile proba
tion commission, prohibiting one" person
holding two State or municipal offices,
permitting -cities and boroughs to Im
orove roads within one mile bejond their
Jmlts.
Among the bills Introduced in the House
re,thc following" Pronlhltlmj puKIc of
ficials participating In politics; requiring
rading stamps to bear on their face, their
actual cash value, uniform divorce act
if 4he national divorce congres; Icvjlng
a, one-mill tax on corporations for road
purposes .
Mar Irwin In 'Widow br Proxy. To-day
2 15, National Theater, Wc, 75c, ST.00
CONFESSES TO
J. P. Farrell Tells How He
Caused Deaths of Women
by Infernal Machines.
CLEARS UP OLD MYSTERY
Sent Explosives that Killed Mrs. Her.
rera and Miss Grace Walker
in New York.
New ork. Feb 4 After maintaining
his innocence throughout nine hours of
a relentless third degree" at the Tre-
mont Police Station, John Paul Farrell.
janitor, lift -three jcars old, confessed
to constructing and placing the bomb
men expioaea and killed Airs, ucrnara
Herrera Sunday night, also the bomb
hich killed Miss Grace Walker a year
ago and the bomb which exploded six
Weeks later In the lihrarj of Judge Otto
Rosalskj and serlouslj injure an officer
of the Department of Combustibles who
had been sent to open it
To clinch the conviction of the police
that he was telllug the trutli, Farrell.
late to daj In his cell, constructed an al
most exact duplicate of the bomb sent
to the Herrera s
Farrtll was employed as handy man
in the apartment house at 1473 Ful
ton venue of which Herrera was super
intendent and in which he lived with his
wife and Miss Sarah Fughtman Her
rera had told him. he said to-daj, that
he was to be discharged and the bomb
was sent to secure revenge
I wanted revenge, he declared, "and
I went down to the basement where I
sleep. Thursdaj night, determined to get
it I found a piece of lead pipe and a
cigar oox ana then I boutlht a bottl
of nitro glycerine I saturate. the insld
of the pipe with the explosive, stopping
up one end of the pipe with a percussion
cap sundaj night I finished the
machine, stuffing It with nails and when
I heard Herrera go out I put the machine
on tne mantlepiece in the hall wav
Mrs. Herrera Killed.
i The Herrera s found the machine on the
mantlepiece at 10 o clock Mrs Herrera
opened It. and was Instantly killed b the
explosion Herrera and Miss Fughtman
were serlouslj Injured
barrens evasive answers to nuestlons
put to him by detectives Investigating the
case on Mondav led to his arrest, He
was grilled al last night, and at 8 o'clock
this morning he was led to a cell greatly
distraught but apparentlj unshaken in
his storj alleging his innocence An
hour later, however, he asked to see
Police Commissioner DoughcrtJ. and he
was rushed to headquarters where he
made a complete confession Farrell said
Grace Walker, known also as Mrs Grace
Taj lor at the apartment house In West
Seventy-second Street In which she lived,
was a former sweetheart. "You see." he
aid, "I once llTed wito her. and when
the fell I couldn't bear It So I mailed
her a bomb " This was one jear ago
Miss Walker was killed Instantly In ex
actly the .same manner as Mrs. Herrera
met death Charles A Dickinson; an
office emplojee of Hhe United States
Motor Company, who had been friendly
with Miss Walker for some time., was
held by the coroner; on a technical charge
of homicide, but was later released
Farrell first declared that he made the
Rosalskj' bomb, but did not send it, but
later corrected thls-yersion by sajlng he
not only constructed the machine, but
mailed it with his own hands. He did
this to accommodate a friend by the
name of Tony, who bad a fancied griev
ance against Judge Rosalsky. e-
Helped Friend Out.
Judge Rosalsky had jus sent Tony
," explained Farrell "Tony comes to
me and asks me If I can't help him to
even up I goes to work and makes the
bomb and we send It. We addressed it
with a typewriter and put It on top of a
maU box" on Third Avenue In due time
we see bj the paper that 1t has ar
rived "
He declared emphatlcallj , however.
that he didn't know Tony's other name.
nor did he know where Tony was.
To substantiate this part of his story.
Farrell seated, himself at a typewriter
In the commissioner's office and without
the slightest hesitation wrote out the
two adUrcsses correctly. He was then
taken to a celt and allowed to build an
other bomb.
During his long recital Farrell showed
none of the signs of a maniac. Charges
of a serious nature, preferred by two
small boys, are now pending against
him He has served one term of eight
een months In a New Jersej peniten
tiary for grandlarcenv, and a shorter
term' In a New Tork jail for less scrl- (
ous charge.
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BID FAREWELL
TOPRESIDENT
Last of State Receptions of
the Present Administration
Given at White House.
SCENE IS BRILLIANT ONE
Regret Expressed by Wearers of Blue
as They Bid Farewell to Presi
dent and Mrs. TafL
The last of the state receptions of this
administration took place at the White
House last night, when the President
and Mrs Taft entertained in honor of
the officers ot the armj and navj and
their families Always a great rival of
the diplomatic receptions In point of
brilllancj, last night's entertainment was
a most memorable one.
President Taft has for manj jears
been closelj affiliated wlUi the army
first as war Governor of the Philippine
Island", then as Secretary of War, and.
lastlj, as Commander-in-chief of both
branches of the service and he Is ex
tremelj popular with the ' wearers of the
blue " Therefore, genuine sorrow and
regret were expressed by the officers as
they filed by the President and Mrs.
'laft for the last time and exchanged
cord al greetings with them
Many guests arrived long before the
hour scheduled The pressure used to
secure coveted Invitations to the recep
tion proved almost unprecedented, so
great was the anxiety to be present; and
each nontransferable card was caretullj
scrutinized by the ushers before the for
tunate holders were admitted Inside the
White House The early comers hurried
to the East Room, so as to secure places
In front ot the door looking Into the
broad corridor through which the Presi
dential party passed to reach the ISlue
Koom
'lhe rooms were decorated with lovely
cut Mowers, palms, and ferns, and the
Marine Band was stationed In the square
cornaor.
At the time appointed the fanfare of
trumpets announced the coming of the
President and Mrs Taft. Preceded by
the White House aids and followed bv
I the members of the Cabinet and their
wives, the unlet Executive and the first
lady of the land came down the steps
into mi corriaor to tne strains of "The
Star Spangled Banner" and Into th
Blue Room, where the receiving line was
formed
Insisted in Receiving.
The President and Mrs. Taft were as
sisted in receiving by Mrs. Mac Vcagh,
wife of the Secretary'or the Treasury.
Mrs. Stlmson. wife of the Secretary of
War, Mrs. WIckersham, wife of the At
torney General; Mrs Meyer, wife of the
Secretary of the Navy, and Mm
NageL wife of the Secretary ot Commerce
and Labor. .
Among the guests behind the lines In
the Blue Room were the Postmaster Gen
eral, the Secretary of Agriculture, the
Chief of Staff and Mrs Leonard Wood,
the Admiral of the Navy: Lieut. Jen.
Miles, U. S A, retired; Lieut, Gen. By
a M Young, U. S- A., reUred. and Mrs
Young, and MIs Sylvia Wilder; the
Misses Gamble, nieces of the Secretary
of War; Mrs. Henry C. Corbln,' widow
of the late Adjutant General of the
Army: Rear Admiral and Mrs Seaton
Schroeder, Miss Cannon, and Miss Vir
ginia Le Seure, Mrs. Spencer Cosby, Miss
Mabel Boardman. Miss Letterman, and
many diplomats
Scene Brilliant One.
The capacity of the spacious East Room
was taxed to Its utmost when the, re
cepUon began, and the aids had difficulty
In forming a1lne near the entrance of the
Green Room. The; mjrlad lights from
the two Immense crystal chandeliers were
Continued, on Page Three.
- Mar Irwin In Widow- Proxy. To-day
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MINSTREL WINS SUIT.
Georarc Primrose Gets Verdict In
.Salt Tlronght by Wife."
White Plains. N. V.. Feb. George
Primrose, Hhe minstrel, by a decision cf
Supreme Court Justice Keogh, to-daj
won a legal tattle started by hlsswlfe.
Mrs "-EstnerJPrimrose, to iettte. their
marital difficulties. V
Mrs. Prijrirose sued f or, seperatlon and
nllmonj. .The court's, finding- simpjv
states-
X direct Judgment for the; defendant
wlihhnfVfitsJ'
Mrs. Primrose In her sufi alleged that
her husband had oecn cruel ard inhu
man. inrtT'th&t nc had abandoned her.
Primrose denied her allegations and
made counter charges ofcruelt. Mr.
PriniroJj-contenled her husband's Income
was at leist J3.W1 per annum. -but ha
claimed fills was a"grosg exjgscratlon
One Maht Oat to Palm BeachjDaylnna-
Ormond, St.. Augustine; ovet t Jrours
quickest Jtn, MWmi and'Havafa "Flor
ida Specfal" Atlantic' Coast line-. 4 Ltd.
trains dally." HWNew York Aver nw.
IN STATE'S WEB
While No Direct Charge Has
Been Made, Net-Is Woven
by Innuendo.
HEAR FIVE WITNESSES
Four Tell Stories Tending to Con
flict with Recital of Accused
Society Leader.
Aiken, fc C, Feb t Frederick
Beach, socletj man and cdulslte, realized
with a shock to-day the deadlj serious
ness of the case which the State
South Carolina has built up against htm
on the charge of murderous assault upon
his wife
The case which was to have been
laughed out of court must be fought in
bitter earnest to the end.
From the group of mjsterious clrcum
stances surrounding the brutal assault
upon prettj Mrs Beach on the night of
Februarj a last, Cltj Solicitor Gunter
has massed an array of circumstantial
facts which have carried manj a man
to tail And the State Is not vet through
A trial which was to have been swept
clear of the docket at a single session
has gone over to another day with the
prosecution still at work piling up de
tail for the consideration ot the Jurj
A hint of the nature of the defense
came to-daj during cross-examination of
one of the prosecution's strongest wit
nesses, when Judge Henderson, chief of
the Beach legal forces, uncovered the
broken trail of a heavj booted man lead
lug Irregularly from the scene of the
assault through a main traveled street
down to the railroad cut, 300 yards back
of the Beach cottage, where It was lost
In the cinder strewn roadbed.
Sivy cirro Mnile- Tracks.
The man who made these tracks. It
will be urged by the defense, was ths
negro who struck Mrs Beach down.
But meanwhile, to reach that point
before the jury, the defense Is called
upon to travel through a maze and
tangle of circumstances in which Fred
erick O. Beach was a constant partici
pant. Meanwhile, at the very opening of the
trial, there has been struck a note,
which -at intervals through both sessions
io-day rang weird and ominous and
when the end Is reached may prove the
redemption or damnation of the defend
ant at the bar. On the night of tho as
sault. Just after the bleeding body of
Mrs. Beach had hrea borne Into the cot
tage and lain "on the sofa in the little
sitting room, there came a series of
sharp rapplngs on the door and then In
the voles of her husband the words:
"It is Beach, let me In."
Witnesses sleeping In near-by cottages
on the moonlight night In February,
heard, coming from the yard of t
Lyons' cottage adjoining the Beach cot
tage to the right, sounds of a scuffle
and screams Once morr these screams
were repeated, this time away from the
Ljons cottage and closer, to the habitat
of the Beacha'.
. Saw Man Run Away.
One witness, looking from tha window
of her chamber, saw a man running hur
riedly from the Lyons' yard and disap
pear Into the night Then, iet oneo
more came screams end this ttroi'
dlrectlj- from the Tl-wi rottage. loud
and piercing and then dying out as thet
victim apparently was carried bv lior
rescuers lnfb the Beach residence, the
door of which was closed, with a banc
For an Instant more these screams were
heard. low nnd muffled and then sud
denly, drowning out the woman's cries
there camo the knocking on the door and
tho yolce which pierced the night and
Continued on 1'nit Four.
To-dar ail.. .sfallnnat Taeatevi SOe. I
76c l. Maylrwln-ln Widow by Proxy, i
William P. Eno, Noted Traffic
Declare Regulations Must Be Made Plainer for Benefit
of Drivers Committee to Appeal to
the Commissioners.
"MISTAKE HAS BEEN MADE
ANDTSHOULD BE RECTIFIED" ENO
New Laws Governing Vehicles Lack
It I Pointed Oat, and Will
Representatives of Chauffeurs' Union Also Protest
Simplification of the traffic regulations of the District, which
became effecthc February 1, will be urged upon the District Com
missioners by the Washington Board of Trade's committee on traffic,
which, tinder the chairmanship of Leroy Mark, jesterday afternoon at
the Board ?boms, heard William P. Eno, the noted traffic expert, and
other citizens, point out the defects of the new rules, and then author
ized the appointment of a subcommittee to reduce them to a form that
drivers can understand.
The carncstnes of the Board's committee was apparent at every
moment of the hearing. Chairman Mark's introducton speech, state
ments by .Mr. Eno, Henrj II, Ward, F. L Siddons.'S. J. Prescott.
X. Landon Burchell, and b practical chauffeurs, made it plain that
the rules which the Commissioners hae put out to regulate traffic
BULGARS FIRE
TCHATAUA CITY
Place Hitherto Outpost of At
tacking Lines in Flames
After Attack.
BATTLES UNIMPORTANT
Powers Still Hope for Amicable Set
tlement of Balkan Dis
pute. Constantinople. Feb. t The city of
TchatAlJa. hitherto the outpost of the
Bulgarian line", is in runes to-night.
ha in? been fired b) the Bulgars
The Bulgarians are making intermittent
sallies all along the Tchatalja lines, but
po battle of an importance ha yet been
fought.
London. Feb 4 The renewal of hostili
ties makes no difference whatever to the
attitude and unity of the powers, accord
Ins to an luthoritatlve statement made
in London late to-night it is added thit
while maintaining; the strictest neutrallt).
the powers are carefullv watching events
and will miss no opportunity to shorten
the duration of the lighting
The Turkish government has not yet
replied to Bulgaria", iifer to allow the
Turks to renin relleious authority In
Adrianople This is a. hopeful sign, at
showing that the proposal is at least be
ing considered
Actual war news is scarce, owing to
the ban on -corre'pondents accompanying
the armies, but It i clear that the fight
ing is proceeding at five different battle
centers Tchatalja. Aananople Gallipolw
Scutari, and J.inlna
The Bulgarians attack on Gallipoli in
dicates that the allies will probably at
tempt to capture the Dardanelles forts
with the object of opening the straits to
the Greek fleet
Adrlanoplr Make raL. Reply.
The bombardment of Adrianople brought
forth onlj a weak reply from the Turkl'h
garrl'on to-day Belgrade dispatch to
the Dally Mall says
'Forty new Servian seven-inch guns
are being used agaln9t the cit Their
shells are falling with good effect Into
the towns, parts of which are afire
The outposts of the opposing forces are
In Jom places onl S yards apart
"Refugees from the town report that
the besieged still have fair quantities of
bread stuff" but no fuel Ujsentery I:
gaining ground owing to the lack o
medical supplies.
A dipatch to the Kxpress reports thit
a strong Turkish force, commanded by
Kssad Pasha, made a sortie to the south
from Scutari, inflicting a heavv defeat
on a Servian column, capturing V carts
of provisions and two battalions of In
fantry.
Mar Knd llostllll
The Chronicles Vienna correspondent
savs
"According to news received here from
Constantinople a termination of the re
sumed hostilities Is expected soon, Malv
moud Shefket's Cabinet being Inclined
to make further concessions and give up
Adrlanopoln If a kind of Vatican Is
lowed to be formed In respect of the
mosaues and sacred tombs The post
tlon of Mahmoud Shefket s Cabinet Is
described as untenable. TJie hope of
raising mone) from German has been
disappointed and attempts to raise
money elsewhere have little chance of
success. Owing to the conflict In the
army at Tchatalja. Mahmoud Shefket
has convoked a meeung of party lead
ers at the Porte He suggests the forma
tion of a coalition cabinet, but the pro
posal is coolly received
" The overthrow or Shefket Pasha and
the formation of a. Said Pasha Cabinet
are demanded. The army seems to lie
nnnniH tn Mahmoud Shefket. dens.
Perteft and Faud haSre declared .that
Shefket's regime has been disgraced
bjt the murder of Kazlm Pasha.
Discipline larking.
Enver Bey has been sent to Ismid
to Inspect the transportatloifof Ana
tolutn Jteaus vo me irom. nis presence
at Tchatalja not being" desired.
"A lack of dliclpltne Is reported as pre-
ailing among the. lower officers, and
there Is dissension 'among the leading of
ficers. At the same time, there are dis
quieting Indications of political unrest In
creasing InArmenla nnd Syria"
JI.VI" n Colombia. . C- aad Relnra
via Jbouwern Jiauwu) avxouni r,anonaj
?a 01 saie. janu-
Iarj 30. 3. J". " February 3. 5, 7, final
limit February 12- Extension of flnil limit
granted Consult Agents, 705 15th St
.-ianii COS B" SL n. :
ruary 3. 5, 7, flnal
and MS B" St- nw.
Expert, and Other Citizens
Uniformity with .Those of Other Gtiei,
Confute Vinton to the Capital
in the District were regarded by
the speakers as bc)ond ordinarj
comprehension and patience in
their wording and their bulk.
Johnston's Action Unrated.
With their criticism of the regulations,
the witnesses ' who appeared at the
Board hearing mingled remarks which In
dicated resentment at the alleged refusal
of Commissioner Johnston to allow the
Board s committee a hearing on the regu
lations According to Chairman Mark, the
board s traffic committee was appointed
brfore the prcstnt regulations were pro
mulgated As -halrman of this commit
tee. Mr Mark Mated, ho had taken the
matter up with Commissioner Johnston,
who had promHed to give the committee
a conference on tho regulations before
they should be promulgated. The regu
lations were promulgated without a con
ference being allowed and later Commis
sioner Johnston promised to let the com
mittee have a copy of the regulations
ncfore the should become effective, Mr.
Mark said This also. Mr Markr said.
Commisionr Johnston did not do
TTure- probably Is nothing so interest
ing and important to the people of the
District a&rtrwfllc regulations Mr. Marc
d-cl ired. They are more Important than
the building regulations. They are meant
for the protection of the people on the
streets, to save them from Injury and
death Tlie citizens ought to consider the
traffic regulations most seriousl "
Too I.onjc and IJImcnlt.
All the speakers at the hearing assert
ed that the regulations promulgated by
the Commissioners are too long and diffi
cult to understand It was pointed out
by Mr Eno and others that, as Mr Eno
said
"The Kenoti Is the education of
drivers and police, without which abso-lutelv-
nothing can be accomplished
iulcklv or economically The number of
police officers necessary for the regula
tion of traffic Is In inverse proportion to
the knowledge of the drivers In the trai
nee regulations
"A r-istake has been made." Mr Eno
declared, "and the sooner it is recog
nized and rectified tlie better for all
The best thing and the onlv- wise thing
to do now is to recall the new regula
tions and substitute those of Jew York,
cutting out even thing that Is not abso
lutely essential to A ashlngton "
On this phase of the subject It was de
clared again and again that, the regula
tions now effective can hardly be under
stood uj close students of traffic, and
that to expect drivers, some ot whom
cannot read, to learr the lessons on
which they will depend to protect them
selves and their wagons, other drivers
Contlnned on race Four.
SIX-YEAR TERM UP TO
THE RULES COMMITTEE
This Is Plan Determined Upon by
Judiciary Bodr of the
House.
Chairman Clayton, of the House Judl
clarj Committee, announced1 ,jestcrday
that as soon as that commltteee con
cludes the consideration of antl-llquor
legislation to-day he will ask for action
on the Works resolution limiting the
President to one term of six yeirs Clay
ton said his committee probablj woull
demand a special rule of the,I.ules Com
mittee and thus put responsibility
sqaurel up to the latter4, committee as
to the fate of the six-year term move
ment Representative Clayton said that his
resolution for a six-year term had been
on the House calendar for months and
the Judlclar Committee would have lit
tle dlfflcultv- In reconciling the Senate
and House resolutions If the Ilulea Com
mittee will make them privileged.
The Rules Committee Is up against It
on account of pressure brought from
various sources for special rules and the
committee Is also afraid to meet for fear
It will have to vote on the liquor ques
tion On Wednesday afternoon the Judi
ciary Committee will report out the
Webb bill, which would give prohibition
States yie right to prohibit the shipment
Into their confines of any intoxicating
liquors for the purpose of sale. The
Rules Committee will be asked for a rule
to pass the Webb bill, aimed to break
up the practice of "shipping liquor Into
dry territory, and the. majority of the
members of that committee, fear to ex
press themselves on the subject. The
liquor light may result In the failure of
the Rules Committee to meet again this
session and this would naturally prevent
consideration of a rule for the. stx-year
term resolution.
iteprcsentauv e weDD and other mem
bers oT theJudic!ary Committee wfll de
mand a rule on antl-llquor legislation .s
soon as the Judiciary Committee acts tc
da. ' . Will 5m Be Ilrrr
The Lenten eason. Spend It In tb
South Climatn Ideal Travel on tha
Magnificent Through Trains of th
Southern Railway. Direct una to all
the, South. Consult Agents. TO! 15th
pu. and 30J F St. W. ,
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