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ment mad? by the War Department.
Gen. Bliss reported today that he had
authorized MaJ, McNamee, In direct
command at presidio, to move the pris
oners to Marfa, Tex.
Beport From Gen. Bliss.
Gen. Bliss" report on the situation con
tained this summary of the border con
"Still impossible to obtain the number
of federals here. Am organizing them
to their companies and regiments; will
report exact number as soon as known
'??n account of the great distance from
Railroad great difficulty in securing sup
plies, together with the fact they are
?nmediate vicinity of their enemy, 1
* ecommended that all prisoners be for
warded to Marfa for movement to sucn
j..ace as may be designated Great num
1 er federals' horses here; am purchasing
supplies necessary immed.ately.
*?Gen. Mercado has furnished certificate
in case of Gen. Mancilla: have liberated
him. Gens. Salazar and Orozco with
few followers apparently made escape
from Ojinaga early In fight: and were
not seen by our patrol. Estimated fed
erals on hand. 2,000."
The Rod Cross has directed that us
agents at Marfa co-operate with the
military in establishing the Mexicans in
;i detention camp there.
Rebels Rule on Border.
The defeat of the federals at Ojinaga j
leaves the entire Mexican border under j
the control of the rebels, with the excep- j
tlon of Xuevo Laredo. Constitutionalists !
here said today that Gen. \ ilia will pay >
no attention to this force, but will move i
immediately on Torreoi> and then on Sal
tlllo and Monterey. A force of rebels is
holding the federals at Laredo.
Gen. Carranza. the constitutionalist ;
commander-in-chief, it was revealed here ?
today, is on his way to Culican, capital
of Sinaloa. to establuish civil government
there. Word received from there was to
the effect that later he will go to Chi
huahua city to establish civil government
Constitutionalists here say that Gen.
Villa is indignant at reports that he con
templates any disloyalty to Gen. Car
ranza, and that he will try to capture
the presidency of Mexico. They pointed
to the fact that Villa reported his capture
of Ojinaga immediately to Gen. Carranza
as showing his loyalty.
Business Men Warned.
Word was received by the rebel agents :
here today that the Aguilar Oil Company j
and the Mexican Petrolium Company have
disobeyed constitutionalists, orders that
they furnish no oil to the railroads to
haul federal troop trains, and that it is
probable that punishment will be meted
out to them.
Men doing business in Mexico have been
informed by the constitutionalists if they
get control of the Mexican government
no acts of Huerta. either legislative or
executive, will be recognized as legal.
This is taken to apply particularly to
loans made to Huerta. They cite as pre
cedents refusals of southern states to
honor obligations entered into after
the American civil war by so-called car
The hospital ship Solace has left Vera
Cruz for Tampico, but Rear Admiral
Fletcher has given no explanation of the
movement. Fighting is expected, how
ever. in the Tampico district. The cruiser
Pittsburgh has moved south from Ma
zatlan to San Bias.
TWO CAVALRYMEN WOUNDED.
Three Other American Negro Soldiers
in Fracas at Boundary.
EL PASO, Tex., January 12.?Rebel sol
diers at Naco, Senora, yesterday shot and
-erlously wounded John Bryce, private in
the 10th Cavalry (colored), and later shot
across the international boundary line,
wounding Trumpeter Warren, 10th Cav
alry. After shooting Warren the Mexi
cans dragged him across the line, arrest
ing him. Bryce was in Naco when shot.
Three other American negro soldiers
went to Bryce'8 assistance when he was
j^hot, but were placed under arrest and
threatened with death if they resisted.
The Americans were unarmed.
Bryce was talking with a Mexican
woman when he was attacked. His
wound is considered serious. Warren was
shot in the head.
The Mexicans released the American
soldiers when Capt. Tompkins of the 10th
Cavalry demanded it.
BACK IN MEXICO CITY.
Nelson O'Shaughnessy Returns From
MEXICO CITY. Mexico. Jarruary 12.?
Nelson O'Shaughnessy. American
charge d'affaires, reached the federal
capital early today. He suffered no in
convenience in consequence of the fif
teen-hour wait at Orizaba while the
track was cleared after a freight train
had been burned. Detachments of fed
eral troop3 scoured the country in the
neighborhood of the scene of the wreck
in search of the rebels, but without
Mr. O'Shaughnessy declined to dis
cuss the nature of his conference at
Vera Cruz with John Lind. personal
representative of President Wilson.
Pere Marquette Train Wrecked.
ST. JOSEPH. Mich., January 12.?Pere
Marqette passenger train No. 1. from
Chicago to Grand Rapids, was wrecked
near here this forenoon, when the engine
was dej*ailed by sand and snow which
had been blown on the track. William
Grandzov. engineer, was fatally scalded
and his ^reman seriously hurt. The 150
passengers escaped injury. It was said
the track would not be cleared for traffic
J'or several hours.
VNOCRWOOO ^ UNbtRAMOOO O
First photograph received from the ?'*eae of tire battle of Ojiuavra, HhowtnK the federalists iratohing the approach VV omen and children, refugees from the battlefield of Ojlnaaa. ramping; near Presidio, Tcju, to which place they
of the rebels, as slowly, but snrely and steadily, they hammered the Hnerta forces before them, nnder command of went In search ef safety and food. The refugees had all been disarmed* and sentries of Inited States soldiers were
Gen. Villa. thrown about the encampment.
MEXICAN FEDERALS AND NON-COMBATANTS AT AND NEAR THE BATTLEFIELD OF OJINAGA.
READY TO RESUME
President Wilson, Greatly Ben
efited by Vacation, on Way
HAS PREPARED A DRAFT
OF MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
Expects to Confer With Party Lead
ers Regarding Legislation
and Other Matters.
ON BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON d
SPECIAL. WEST POINT, Ga., January
1-?President Wilson journeyed home
ward today, ready to take up the prob
lems of his administration. He looked
physically refreshed by his vacation of
nearly three weeks at Pass Christian,
Miss., and appeared to be in better health
than at any other time since his inaugu
The President told members of his party !
that he liked the gulf coast and might
go there again for a winter vacation.
His desire for isolation was courteously
observed by the citizens of the litt?e vil
lage during his stay there, and he was
not annoyed by a horde of callers, such
as daily seeks to see him at the V\ hite
House on official business. Aside from
John Lind, his personal representative in
Mexico, the only person who came to
Pass Christian to see the chief executive
on business was Mrs. Margaret Cardwell
of Beaumont, Tex., and although she did
not get an audience with Mr. Wilson, a
note from her reached him.
Mrs. Cardwell said she had made the
Journey from Texas with financial diffi
culty and sought justice in her suit
against a railroad of that state, from
which she c.aimed damages for the death
of her husband, a conductor. She said
she had failed to get her case before an
unpredjudiced tribunal. The President
sent Dr. Cary T. Grayson, his navai aid.
to ask Mrs. Cardwell to prepare a state
ment of the facts and send them to the
Cooney Hansborough's Message.
The President had another Joke at the
expense of Dr. Grayson today. The lat
ter received a telegram from his fellow
townsman, Cooney Hansborough, telling
him that if the President's train would
stop at Culpeper, Va., "the whole town"
would be at the station to meet him. Sev
eral weeks ago when Dr. Grayson did
have an ambition of his youth gratified
In having a fast train stop at his town
of Culpeper no one was there to greet
the presidential party except Hansbor
ough, an odd character whose frequently
broken limbs and recurrent bruises Dr.
Grayson has for many years attended.
The President's aid regretfully tele
graphed his friend that the train would
pass through Culpeper at 5 o'clock to
morrow morning and therefore could not
Bids Farewell to Southland.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., January
12.?After nearly three weeks of rest and
recreation at a little cottage near the
gulf coast here, President Wilson last
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night at 11:38 bade farewell to the south
! land, lie told Mayor Sausier and a crowd
of citizens who gathered at the sta
; tion to bid him Godspeed that he had en
Joyed his vacation Very much, had bene
fited greatly by the change of climate,
and had obtained exactly the rest he had j
The President and his family got
aboard their car early In the evening, j
and had retired long before the train
was ready to depart. The party will ar
rive in Washington early tomorrow. !
President Wilson^ goes back to the j
capital with his mind practically made
up on a number of important questions,
but his decision will not crystallize until
he confers with democratic leaders in
Congress. The President has written
a rough draft of his message on trust
reform, but will not send it to the
printer or arrange for its delivery until
he lias talked it over with Attorney Gen
eral McReynolds, other members of his
cab.net and the congressional commit
tees that will be in charge of trust
Tentative Selection of Reserve Board
It is believed also that the President
has completed a tentative list of men
for the federal reserve board, but will
not announce his selections until after
further conferences in Washington.
All told, the chief executive has done
a great amount of work between his
games of golf, his long motor rides and
h.s extended periods of rest. He has
practically mapped out the course of
his administration for the remaining
months of the present session of Con
In this connection, denial was made
of detailed newspaper reports to the
effect that the President had dropped a
hint to a recent visitor that he might
select William Howard Taft for the
Supreme bench when Ch.ef Justice
White retires. It was pointed out that
no one had seen the President who
could possibly have had a conversation
with him on anything relating to the
OF MENTAL FAILURE!
Court Asked to Appoint Lunacy j
Commission for Former Bepre- \
sentative Dovener. .
B. B. DOVENER.
WHEELING, W. Va.. January 12.?Ap
plication was made today in the circuit
court of Ohio county for a lunacy com
mission for Capt. Blackburn B. Dovener,
who represented the first West Virginia
district in Congress from 1894 until 1904
and was for five years a member of the
rivers and harbors committee. Capt.
Dovener's health has been failing for a ,
number of years, according to his wife, |
who made the application.
Mr. Dovener was elected to the Fifty
fourth, Fifty-fifth Fifty-sixth. Fifty-sev- I
enth and fifty-eighth congresses. He
was a candidate for election als.o to the!
He was born in Cabell county, Va.
(now West Virginia), April 20. 1842.
He raised a company of Virginians and
served as an officer in the United
States volunteer infantry during the
civil war, being mustered out as a
He was admitted to the bar in 1873,
practicing his profession in Wheeling.
In 1883 he was elected to the state
legislature as a representative of Ohio
Capt. Dovener at one time ranked
among the best criminal laywers in
CAPITAL TO ENTER CLAIMS.
Beserve Bank Hearing Will Be Con
Bankers from south of New York,
east of the Ohio river and north of
Atlanta will have their opportunity to
speak for a reserve bank when the re
serve bank organization committee
hold public hearings here.
This city and Baltimore will be
heard Wednesday, acording to an offi
cial announcement; Richmond, Ralei~h,
N. C., and Wheelinr, W. Va., Thursday,
and Friday, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The committee starts west on a live-week
trip the night of January 17.
ONLY TWO JUDGES LEFT
Terms of Three in Municipal Court
Expire and Business Is
Judges George C. Aukam and L. C.
Strider composed the judiciary of the
Municipal Court today, disposing of as
much of the court's business as was
possible. The three ohter judges, whose
terms expired at midnight last night,:
were not present, and as no judges:
have been named to replace them the
entire work of the court will, until
January 18, fall on the shoulders of the
two judges remaining. On that date
the term of Judge Strider will ex
pire. leaving only Judge Aukam to
take care of the large volume of busi
ness transacted by that court.
Judge Aukam stated today that many ;
cases docketed will of necessity be
postponed, as it will not be physically
possible for two men to hear and ad
judicate all of them. Congestion of
business. Judge Aukam said, will be- ;
gin to become apparent tomorrow, and
each day that elapses from now until
judges are nominated and confirmed to
replace those whose terms have ex
pired will make the congestion greater.
At the Department of Justice it was
stated that the Attorney General has
sent no nominations to the President.
WOULD WARN COUNTRYMEN.
Austrian Ambassador Favors Flan to
Ambassador Dumba of Austria-Hungary
after discussing with Secretary Wilson of
the Department of Labor the latter's plan
for preventing immigrants who cannot be
admitted to this country <frioiq leaving
their native shores, has ghnin the sug
gestion his hearty approval* Next to
southern Italy, Austria now furnishes
most of the immigrants to this country.
With Secretary Wilson the ambassador
believes that some way should be found
of keeping at home those who would be
turned back at Ellis Island. In his coun
try, he said, he thought the best way
would be to have anouncements made by
the priests in the churches every Sunday.
They could warn the people, he said, that
the United States is not an entirely open
door and that before they sell all" their
property to sail for that country they
had better And out whether there is any
cause which would keep them from be
ing admitted. He is of opinion, he said,
that his country would co-operate in any
plan the United States might make for
carrying out the idea.
OF THE HIGHEST TYPE.
Ordnance Department Tests Prove
Efficiency of Mortar Projectiles.
Recent tests at Sandy Hook demon
strate that the ordnance department of
the army has been successful in produc
ing the highest class of projectiles for
mortars. Twelve-inch mortar projectiles
which are to be used for the Panama
fortificatlos have been subjected to the
severest tests under the most unfavor
able conditions. Modern deck armor
plate has been pierced at the range of
eleven miles by ballistic samples of mor
These projectiles have been lired at
deck armor plate at the most oblique
impact, and have shown results which
are highly gratifying to officers of the
ordnance department. The Watertown
arsenal, which has made a success in the
manufacture of mortar projectiles. Is now
engaged in making projectiles for twelve
and fourteen inch guns. Already large
shipments of twelve-inch mortar pro
jectiles have been made to Panama, and
these will be followed by projectiles for
guns as soon as they can be manufac
tured at the arsenal.
TAPS FOR JAMES McGUIRE.
Retired Officer of Marine Corps
Served More Tlian Forty Years.
Quartermaster Sergt. James McGuire,
U. S. Marine Corps, retired, died January
5 at the United States Naval Hospital.
He was one of the oldest members of
the Marine Corps, having been born Sep
tember 27, 1840, at Brooklyn. N. Y. He
enlisted in the Marine Corps October 11,
1864, at the age of twenty-four years
and served continuously on the actlvc
list until January 31, 1009, when he was
retired after more than forty years'
service. At the time of his retirement
he was on extra duty in the office of the
paymaster, U. S. Marine Corps.
He liked to talk about the many inci
dents during the civil war, especially the
many trips he made with a team of four
mules between Annapolis, and this city
carrying loads of provisions and frequent
ly a few passengers.
SUFFRAGISTS PLAN WORK.
Stanton Club Elects Miss Emily I.
Farnum Recording Secretary.
Discussion of plans for future work oc
cupied a large portion of the meeting of
the Stanton Suffrage Club held at the
Public library Saturday evening. The reg
ular meeting night of the organization
was changed from the fourth to the third
Thursday In each month.
Miss Emily I. Farnum was elected as
recording secretary to succeed Miss Jane
B. Hunt, resigned. The club pledged
$100 to the Congressional Union. In the
absence of the president, Mrs. Nevll
Monro* Hopkins, Mrs. Nina Alienator
? ? rl ? - ?
IN SCHOOLS BARRED
(Continued from First Page-**
portunity to say a few words concerning
the project to modify the present Central
High School plans.
"I simply rise to express the hope that
the Commissioners will not delay the
plan already outlined," he said. "The
new Central High School is badly
For Removing- Dead Timber.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts today
offered an amendment to the District ap
propriation bill for $5,000 to be used in
removing dead and down timber from
the woods along Rock Creek Park. Sen
ator Lod?e asked to have the amendment
referred to the District committee and
expressed the wish that he would be al
lowed to appear before the committee in
advocacy of the amendment.
MANY BILLS OESiGNEO j
! TO FIGHT TRUST EVIL;
Feature the Reassembling of Con'
Webb's Measure. *
A feature of the reassembling of Con
gress is the presentation of measures de
signed to combat the so-called "trust
eviL" One of these , was the brief bill
introduced by ? Representative Webb of
North Carolina, ranking member of the
judiciary committee of the House. The
purpose of the Webb bill is to strengthen
the Sherman anti-trust act.
The Webb bill reads as follows:
"Every contract, combination in the
form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy,
or agreement, whether written, oral or
otherwise, in restraint of trade or com
merce, or any part of trade or commerce
among the several states, or with foreign
nations, is hereby declared illegal, unless
the persons entering into such contract,
combination in the form of trust, or con
spiracy, or agreement, whether written,
oral or otherwise, in restraint of trade or
commerce, or any part thereof, shall af
firmatively show upon an indictment or
civil action for violation of this section
that such contract, combination In the
form of trust, conspiracy or agreement in
restraint of trade or commerce, or any
part thereof, does not injure the business
of any competitor, and that such con
tract, combination, conspiracy or ag:ee
ment is not to the detriment of the pub
lic, and that such restraint of trade or
commerce, or any part thereof, is not un
"Every person who sha'.l make any such
contract or engage in any such combina
tion or conspiracy or agreement shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on
conviction thereof, shall be punished by a
fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprison
ment not exceeding one year, or by both
said punishments, in the discretion of the
Representative Webb Is not altogether
in sympathy with other measures that
are being planned for the anti-trust pro
gram, and he will urge action along the
lines of his bill, to amend the Sherman
"If my proposed amendment is adopt
ed," he said last night, "then every con
tract, combination or conspiracy in re
straint of any part of trade or commerce,
whether s ight or material, becomes il
legal. I believe that it would give the
Sherman law all the vitality that it ever
had and all that the country wants."
ARMS FOR RIFLE CLUBS.
Representative Kahn Would Have
U. S. Make Distribution.
Representative Kahn of California,
ranking republican member of the mili
tary affairs committee of the House and
chairman of the National Defense
League, introduced a bill authorizing
the Secretary of War to issue to civilian i
rifle clubs and schools where military
training is a part of the curriculum
United States magazine rifles, equip
ment and ammunition free of cost for
target practice. The measure is de
signed to stimulate military feeling, of
course, and is a part of the general
scheme of the National Defense League.
It is stated that the United States
owns 334,000 Krag-Jorgensen .30-oaliber
rifles in serviceable condition, w.th
an immense supply of ammunition. The
army no longer uses this type of
weapon, and it is the purpose of the
Kahn bill to put the arms to practical
DAVID LAIRD DIES, AGED 81.
First Governor of Northwest Terri
tory Was Indians' Champion.
OTTAWA, Ontario, January 12.?David
Laird, Indian commissioner, former min
ister of the interior and first governor of
Northwest territory, died here today, aged
Since 1808 he had devoted his energies
largely to the relations between the gov
ernment and the Indians, among whom
he established a reputation for integrity,
sympathy and fair Judgment. Practically
a 1 the Indian tribes in the Dominion
called him "the 6ig chief."
Mr. Laird had been ill only a few days.
He contracted a chill while at his office
last Tuesday and bronchitis developed.
IN "THE TWO ORDEALS"
Part Two of Photoplay Shown This
Afternoon at the
"The Two Ordeals," the second part
of the photoplay "The Adventures of
Kathlyn," which is being published
serially in The Sunday Star, appeared
for the first time in Washington when
the two-reel "movie" drama was pre
sented this morning and afternoon at
the Pickwick, 911 Pennsylvania avenue
northwest. The pictures will be shown
at the Pickwick again tonight, and to
morrow they will be seen at the new
Mas.onic Temple auditorium, 13th street
and* New York avenue.
The first three-reel photoplay, "The
Unwelcome Throne." presenting in mo
tion pictures the beginning of Harold
MacGrath's great story, were shown this
afternoon and will be repeated ton ght
at the Lyric, at 14th and Irving streets
northwest. Wednesday afternoon and
night these first pictures of "The Adven
tures of Kathlyn" will be shown at the
Orpheum, 4th street and Massachusetts
Schedule of Bookings.
A schedule of the bookings of the "Un
welcome Throne," which is the first three
reels of "The Adventures of Kathlyn." and
"The Two Ordeals," part two of the
photoplay, as far as at present completed,
appeared in The Evening Star last Sat
"The Two Ordeals" shows the further
adventures of Kathlyn Hare.
her refusal of the proffer of marriagemadR
by Prince Umballah. pretender to the
throne of Allaha. after Kathlyn has been
beguiled ,rom her California home to Uia t
mysterious, secluded principality hidden
away in the jung.es of India. .
To describe tne nature of the two
rr^'bUteri? t?e wf.r ti*? ess
i tar ?
| of motion picture regulars.
CUMMINS PLAN REJECTED
BY SENATE COMMITTEE
Adverse Report on Proposal to Sim
plify Amendment of
The Senate committee on judiciary to
day voted down Senator Cummins so
called "open sate" resolutions which would
p-ovide for an amendment to the Con
stitution making it amendable by state
action without initiative action In con
The committee decided to report the
resolution adversely after amending It in
several particulars, when a favorable re
port seemed likely to be ordered. As
amended by the committee the resolu
tion would have provifled. in addition to
the present method of amending the Con
stitution. that whenever the legislatures
in sixteen states should have adopted res
olution?" proposing any ;onstitutiona
amendment and have certified it to the
President of the United States the I resi
dent should submit it to the aey?ral
states, such an amendment to be valid as
a part of the Constitution when ratified
within five years by two-thirds or tne
states, either by direct vote of the people
or by the state legislatures. .. .
Senator Cummins will make a minority
report on the action of the committee,
urging adoption by the Senate and sub
mission to the states for ratification.
SEEKS STATES' DEBTS DATA.
Bepresentative Clark Asks Informa
tion From Secretary HcAdoo.
Representative Clark of Florida today
introduced a resolution which provides
that the Secretary of the Treasury shall
investigate and report what amount of
United States money was deposited with
the treasurers of the various states In
1836 and what amount of this has been
returned to the Treasury. He also is au
thorized by the resolution to inform Con
gress what effort lias been made to col
lect the money due.
In addition he Is asked for information
concerning all disputes between the
Treasury and the various states. If any
exists, in relation to the money in ques
NEW YORK. January 12. ? Roger
William Straus, son of Oscar Straus,
former ambassador to Turkey, was
married here today to Miss Gladys
Eleanor Guggenheim, daughter of Dan
iel Guggenheim, the wealthy copper
mine owner. Miss Guggenheim Is
eighteen years old and Mr. Straus
Missing Brig Motley Beaches Port.
MOBILE, Ala., January 12?The Amer
ican brig MoUey, last of the fleet un
accounted for since the gulf storm or
Christmas day, has arrived safely at
Tamplco. Mex., nine days overdue, ac
cording to a cablegram received here
Twenty Hurt in Collision.
WATERVILL.E, Conn., January 12.?
Twenty persons were injured tod^y in
rear-end collision between two
crowded trolley cars here.
SULLIVAN MAY KNOW
HIS FATE BY NIGHT!
Refusing to Resign, He Awaits
Next Move of Com
Board in Session This Afternoon
Discussing- Case of Deputy
! Following: his failure today to comply
with an informal request' of Commis
sioner Siddons that he apply for retire
ment, Andrew J. Sullivan, deputy fire
chief, may know before nightfall what
his action will cost him.
The Commissioners went into session
shortly after 'J o'clock to consider the
case, and it is expected that they will
make some announcement as to the con
clusion reached later in tiie day.
Sullivan "On the Job.''
The so-called ultimatum served upon
the deputy chief gave him until this :
morning to apply for a twenty-day fur- I
lough and retirement. Sullivan was "on j
the job" when the time limit expired.
Although refusing to discuss the case, he
expressed the hope that he would be in
the fire department for many days to
At the District building there were com
paratively few developments. The prin
j cipal one was a denial by Chief Wagner
j of a statement published in a morning pa
J per to the effect that he had charged
j Battalion Chief Charles B. Proctor with
I having instigated the investigation into
! the circumstances surrounding the trap
ping of five firemen in the American Five
and Ten Cent Store Company's fire De
cember i!4. It was this investigation
! which resulted in Commissioner Siddons
requesting Sullivan's resignation
Misquoted, Says Chief.
"I was misquoted in the article," said
the chief. "I did not say that Battal
ion Chief Proctor had instigated the
investigation, but I did say that, with
Proctor's knowledge, a petition has
been in circulation among business
j men requesting that the Commissioner
j name Procto- to a higher position in
; the event I should retire.*'
: Shortly after his arrival at the District
building this morning, Chief Wagner was
waited upon by a delegation of firemen
who presented a petition signed by about
400 employes of the fire department, re
i questing that the Sullivan case be re
| opened. Only four of the firemen seen
I at the thirty-five companies refused to
| si n iue petition, and tiiese decuneu, it is
j stated, l'i'f.iuse they were afmil such
! action might endanger their positions.
Wagner Signs Petition.
Chief Wagner attached his signature
j to the petition and later presented it
1 to Commissioner Siddons. The latter
i official discussed the case with Com
missioner Newman early this morning
and it was at this conference that a
decision was reached to take the mat
ter up formally at a board session dur- j
ing the afternoon. Commissioner Sid- j
dons would make no statement as to |
what recommendations he might make i
to the board.
A meeting will be held in Berlin. Md.,
Tuesday by the Da--.' Enforcement I.eague (
for the purpose of taking steps to me- ?
morialize the Maryland legislature to en- |
; act a law prohibiting the shipment of i
| liquors into Worcester county.
AFTER BRIEF REST
Both Houses Go Into Session
at Noon Fresh From Holi
VARIETY OF SUBJECTS
CALL FOR LEGISLATION
Alaska Railway Bill Laid Before
Senate as Unfinished
Congress got back to work again today
after a holiday play spell. In the House
promptly at noon Speaker Clark rapped
for order, and a similar scene was en
acted In the Senate, with Vice Presiden*
Marshall In the chair. Fresh from a
vacation, which followed nine months of
tariff and currency, meinhprs of both
houses returned refreshed and ready for
work at a new point in the dcmocrath
For the first time since President Wil
son ordered the special session last
April, Congress whh without the over
shadowing influence of any single
dominant issue such as tariff or cur
rency reform to b?* fought out to ths
exclusion of other business.
Wide Range of Subjects.
As a result, the work of the next few
months in national legislative balls is
expected to cover a wide range of sub
Anti-trust legislation remains as an
important factor in President Wilson's
legislative program that must be con
sidered by Congress, but it will not dis
place other important legislation, as
did the bills for tariff and currency
When Speaker Clark rapped for or
I der there was far from a complete
| membership of the House present, and
the galleries were not well filled. Th?
[only extraordinary feature was an un
| usually large number of btils which
I were dropped in the basket by the
; The members understood that the
I District appropriation bill would be
taken up immediately after the reading
of the journal, and therefore members
with other legislation to iress stayed
away from the Capitol today.
Few Present When Senate Opens.
The Senate took up again its labors
with hardly a score of senators on the
floor when the Vice President called
the body to order. Within a few min
utes, however, a large majority of the
senators mad* their appearance in the
chamber, among them Senator Lodge
of Massachusetts, who was for many
weeks confined to his residence in Mas
sachusetts by a serious illness, and
who was in the Senate today for the
first time since his recovery.
A flood of bills and resolutions poured
In. Among the bills introduced was that
of Senator Norrls of Nebraska, which
provides for the construction of a dam
across the Potomac river above CiiaJn
I bridge, for the purpose of increasing the
water supply of the District and to ob
i tain power for electric light and electric
1 power in the District. It was referred to
' the District committee without discussion.
Commissioners- Report Received.
j The report of the District Commisslon
I ers on the activities of the office of the
, auditor for the District was received bj
' the Senate.
In accordance with noticc given tne
Senate before the Christmas holiday^
Senator Thomas of Colorado addressed
the Senate at length on a resolution in
troduced by him, calling for the appoint
ment of a commission to take part In an
international conference on monetarj
matters, with particular reference to
SlAt 2 o'clock the Vice President laid be
fore the Senate the unfinished business,
which is tho Alaska ral.way bill.
QUIZZES RAILROAD RELATIONS.
, Representative Hinebaugh Asks for
Report From Attorney General.
Representative Hinebaugh, progressive,
of Illinois, introduced two resolutions
today. One of these directs the At
torney General to report his opinion
as to the legality of the relations exist
ing between the Pennsylvan.a railroad,
the Pennsylvania Company and the Bal
timore and Ohio Rah road company.
The other resolution asks for an in
vestigation by the Interstate commerce
; commission into the relations
! the New York Central railroad and Its
j subsidiary lines.
Would Hold Radium Bearing Lands.
Representative Foster of Illinois in
troduced a Joint resolution to author
ize the President to withdraw from
entry public lands containing carnotite.
pitchblende or other radium-bearing ma
' terials. Representative Foster, chair
I man of the committee on mines and
J mining, has been in communication with
I Secretary of Interior L.ane, who has
j recommended that the government
i should have a greater control over the
outtui: of radium and radium-bearing
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