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Would Not Allow Judges At Polls
To Punish Misconduct At
By amending the Norris primary
till so Presidential primaries shall
be held In the District on the fourth
Tuesday In May, instead of the sec
ond. Tuesday ih April, the House
District Committee today paved the
way for both Republican and Demo
cratic primaries in the District be
fore the June conventions.
If the amended bill passes it will
i&ave the effect of Invalidating the
jfco-called Republican primary held
several weeks ago by which the
Bradshaw-Chase ticket was elected
to represent the District at the Re
The Nrrrls bill, as originally
x drawn, provided for the earlier pri
mary date and probably would not
have applied to the ponding Presi
Piles Amended Bill.
Congressman Lobeck, from tho Dis
trict Committee, filed with the House
today on amended bill which substitutes
a -later date for tho 1912 primaries In
(the District and the progressives In the
.Houge' and Senate hope to set the bjll
passed before the fourth Tuesday in
Coincident with tho' filing; fif tha sup
man Johnson, of the House District
Committee, will not support, all the fea
tureg'vofith Morris blUtWhen it.ls called
up' In tnVtHouse. The Presidential pri
mary bll may be called up tomorrow,
If the present plans to devote tomorrow
to1 District business are consummated.
1 Chairman Johnson explained in An in
terview today that when tho bill as
favorably reported from the House Dis
trict Committee, he had accepted the
statements of his colleagues on the com
mlttee that the provisions of the bill
were "all right" Upon a more close
examination of the measure, however,
Mr. Johnson says, ho finds a Joker In
eoctlon 67 which will put the election
In the hands of "ward heelers."
The section which the chairman In
sists will Rive the "ward heelers"
vcntrol of the elections Is as follows:
Power to Judges.
"For the purpose of holding: elec
tions and preserving: order at the
polls, the Judges of elections are
Mreby appointed and Invested, dur
ing: the time of holding: elections, with
the Jurisdiction and authority, and
they, or a majority of them, are here
by authorized to Impose 'and enforce
a. flpe not exceeding: fifty dollars for
each offense on any person or por
tions who shall conduct themselves In
a riotous manner at the polls and
shall persist In such conduct after
having: been warned of the conse
quences, or who shall refuse to move
from the polls flftx feet when di
rected, or on any person who shall
be detected In the commission. In
the) Immediate presence of the Judges,
of any offenses defined by this act;
and on the refusal or neglect to forth
with pay the same to the chairman,
to commit him or them to the Jail of
the District for any timo not exceeding-
twenty-five days or until the fine
Is paid; and the police of the District
of Columbia are hereby required to
forthwith execute said order as
though It had been Issued by a magis
trate In due form of law. If no po
liceman be present the judges may
appoint a special officer or officers
to execute their orders."
In explaining his eleventh hour deter
mination to oppose this section, Mr.
"This Is the worst thing of the kind
I ever saw. Take the section line by
line, and see what It would do In the
first place. It Is commonly known that
the kind of men selected to stand watcZi,
be clerks and judges at primaries, are
quite likely to be of 'the ward heeler
t class. Assuming that to be the case,
, who wants a ward heeler to fine him
Whence the Power. I
, "By what right does a man of that
sort pass snap judgment on any man
who comes to the polls? It simply puts
the control of tho election at each ballot
box In the hands of these ward heelers,
raised to an exalted position for the
"This section allows one of these
Judges to convict any cltlten without
Indictment, warrant or testimony.
There Is no appeal to a hlgr court If
you are arrested and have not E0, per
haps you go to Jail and rot there for
ever, unless you can find 50.
I repeat, that the election officers
will be able to control the entire sltua
tlpn, and I shall oppose this on the
Boor of the House tomorrow, which Is
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. '
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fair tonight and Thursday; cooler to
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JffR. AND MRS. W. L. McMAHOH.
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Miss Mamie I. Rockwell, of
Sibley Hospital, Weds
William L. McMahon.
Unfolding a romance wherein the as
sociation of nurse and, patient ripened
Into devout love, the marriage of Miss
Mamie I. Rockwell, of Sarfctoval, 111.,
and William I McMahon, a member rr
the District pf Columbia Fire Depart
ment, at St. AloyslUs' Church today,
again emphasises the fact that truth Is
Half-delirious and with a fever of 104
degrees, his clothes drenched, McMa
hon struggled alone to Sibley Hospital
last June, after fighting the stubborn
fire at the Soldiers' Home for seven
consecutive hours, and asked for medi
cal treatment. Within fifteen minutes
he wos tucked comfortably In a white
cot and a pretty nurse was ministering
''I thought she was an angel and shn
was," declared the firelighter today, his
eyes sparkling as he recaled the first
time he met his bride
Watched Over Him.
"Then when I. was operated on twice
during the month I was In the hospital.
It was she that I saw watching over
me when I first opened my eyes," ho
The fire laddie Is now a big robust
fellow and handsome but for .several
weeks following the hardships at tho
Soldiers' Home fire he waB unconscious
much of tho time, two operations, one
for peritonitis and the other for uppen
dlclts, greatly aggravating hlB threat
ened attack of pneumonia. It was dur
ing these weeks that the darts of th
little god of love went unerring to the
heart of the big man.
Several weeks after he left the hos
pital, McMahon was confined to Mia
home of his mother, Mrs. Thomas Mc
Mahon, 1214 North Capitol street. Frii
quent visits by his former nurse, who
carried him flowers and fruit, lent
cheer and aid to cupld.
By a happy coincidence, today Is the
first anniversary of the graduation of
Mrs. McMahon from the Lucy Webb
Hayes Training Sohoo for Deaconesses
and Missionaries, which 1b virtually an
adjunct to Sibley Hospital. She- took a
course as a nurse, and her future hus
band was destined to be among her
first patients. She now lives at 9M P
Going West on Honeymoon,
The ceremony was performed today
by the Rev. John B. Plttar, pastor of
St. Aloysius Church. It took place at
1 o'clock and was private, only lmme
dlate relatives attending. -This after
noon the couple will leave on their
honeymoon,' expecting to spend about
a month in thp West, the homo of the
bride's parents In Illinois being the ob
McMahon, who is a member of No.
4 Tiuck Company, has fitted up a home
at 1331 North Capitol street. Many
wedding presents reached the couple to
day, among them being numerous
tokens from the fire laddies through
out the city.
Urge Publicity Campaign.
President Thomas c. Noyes, of tho
Board of Trade, nan appointed Theo
dore W. Noyes and 'Allllam John Ey
non member of tho committee of which
William II. .jiiitftetnu is chairman, and
vhlvh will enilonvor to carry Into effort
the siiKgfsti'in of Secretary Franklin
MacVeaph that n. campaign of publicity
for the cltv bi started. No weetlnsr of
the committee has been called.
William Thornton Found
Dead E. A. Cass
Dies in Cab.
FORMER WAS SCOUT
FOR GEN. SHERIDAN
Cleveland Man Was Riding About
City When Summons
Two well known business men,
one a resident of Washington, and
tho other a visitor on his way South
from his homo in Cleveland, died
suddenly in this city today from
William Thornton, a real estate
operator and a veteran of the civil
war, who distinguished himself
throughout tho four years' strugglo
as chief courier to Gen. Phil Sheri
dan, was found dead In bed shortly
before 8 o'clock this morning, at 1740
Fourteenth street northwest
Driving about tho city in a public
vehicle to while away the time be
twoon trains, Edson A. Cass, owner
of one of the largest apartment
hotels in Cleveland, waB stricken
with heart disease and died before
the driver could get him to the
In Good Health.
Apparently In tho best of health when
he retired last night, Mr. Thornton
was found dead this morning by Ben
jamin Cooper, proprietor of a cigar
store' at the Fourteenth, street address.
Tho two men eifs.old friends, and for
the last .three weeks Mr. Thornton had
been, staying wRbAMr. Cooper
' Mr. Thornton., had boeb, in- tha Teal
estate business' In Washington tor many
years, and for some tlmo'had been as
sociated with Roland C. Booth at 733
Tenth .street northwest. A son, B. B.
Thornton, who Is a student at a mili
tary academy at Staunton, Vu., arrived
In Washington this afternoon to make
arrangements for the funeral.
Mr. Cass arrived In Washington at
8:30 o'clock, and Intended to leave at
10:10 on the Seaboard All Line. He
decided to spend the Interval driv
ing about the city. Going to the hack
stand, he hailed Oeorge Robinson,
and told him to drive about the city,
but to get back to the station In time
Tor the train.
Found Him Dead.
On the way to the station shortly
before 10 o'clock Robinson looked In
the cab and noticed that his fare had
fallen over on the seat. He was un
able to get any response from him.
Believing the man was Hi, he drove
to the First precinct police station,
where he had a policeman get In the
cab tnd accompany him to the Emer
gency Hospital. Physicians at the
hospital pronounced life extinct.
Mr. Cass' Identity was established by
means of cards In his pocket His
home address was at 2653 Euclid
In his pockets was found over 1200
In cash. Letters Indicated that he
was on his way South on a business
BALKED BY ICE CLIFFS
Party Which Started to Scale Mt.
McKinley Meets With
FAIRBANKS, Alaska. April 10. Four
men who left Fairbanks on February 5
to climb Mt. McKinley are back today
with the admission that they had failed
to rtach tha summit, Oeorge S. Lewis,
former United States reclamation en
gineer; Martin Nash, of Dawson; An
son McCabel, and Jack Phillips, a dog
driver, made up the party.
They reported that at a height of
about 10,000 feet they were confronted
with great Ice cliffs that made further
The House" Rules Committee today
unanimously reported favorably the Un
derwood joint resolution to create a
committee of Congress to Investigate
the building of post roads In the United
"Senator" Will Represent
YOU with the Nationals
The Times wjll pay his expenses,' but he will realjy represent YOU.
He will view the team and the games from YOllR standpoint and look out
for. YOUR interests. Today he will go to Philadelphia for the opening
game, and during the whole season will be with the team.
SENATOR SHELBY M. CUXLOM,
Venerable Statesman Defeated After Half Century of Service. v
ON IN NEW YORK;
Corhprorjiise Ton 10 Pet" Cent
Wage Increase Report
PHILADELPHIA, April 10. When tho
joint conference of the oporators' com
mittee and the union anthracite minors'
representatives opened In Reading Ter
minal at noon today It was tho general
Impression that several meetings would
be necessary before a settlement is
reached. Both sides went Into the Yneet
Ing outwardly uncompromised, but It
was reported the operators and miners
have agreed to compromise on a 10 per
cent wage Increase.
Any settlement must be submitted to
the rank and file of tho miners for ap
proval. Recognition of Union.
Whether an early resumption of worjc
In tho anthracite fields, suspension of
which since Aphll 1 has already result
ed In a heavy financial loss, may b
expected, depended, it Was said, on the
recognition of tho union Issue.
President White, of the miners, state!
that without recognition of the union
tho 10 per cent increase would not re
sult in rottlement. lie" declared that
unless all of tha original demands of
the men wore granted there was likely
to bo a strike.
The operators came to the conference
direct from, a meeting m Now York,
which is said to have decided against
recognition. Baer, spokesman of the
operators, Is known to be unqualifiedly
opposed to recognising ,the United Min
ers. It was this position in the face
of the known tendency of some of the
owners to unbend that led to a report
that Baer would resign from the com
mittee. His closet friends today dented
In the conference today President
White pointed out that the meeting vir
tually recognised the union. He argued
that the recognition should be made real
and formal, as In tho case of the bitu
minous miners, who were recently
granted a 6 per cent wage Increase and
who have long enjoyed recognition.
Conferees Are Optimistic.
Despite the avowed antagonism on
this issue tho conferees were optimistic
about an agreement being reached soon.
President White said he looked for an
early settlement. The other Bide knew
the men's power now, he said, because
the suspension order Issued April 1 had
completely tied up thermtiC3,
John Mitchell, who conducted the IfiBt
strike. Is expected to arrive tonight for
a conference with President White. The
miners say there Is no significance In
Mitchell's visit aside from nls advisory
capacity. He In known to have the re
spect of the oprfrutora and his cqmlng
encouraged the miners.
MEXICAN STATE IN
Marauders Follow Rebels
and Lay Waste Many
A veritable .condition of terror exists
among American planters In the State
of Vera Cruz, Mexico, as the result of
a new outbreak of plundering by ma
rauders. A message to the State Department to
day says that many plantations are re
ported to have been robbed of horses
sThe shipment of arms Intended for
tho Americans In Mexico City reached
tha city of Vera Crus yesterday and
the authorities, hope to be able to get
them through to the capital city today.
It Is announced, at the same time,
that thero Is no hope of averting tho
railroad strike on April 15. If the walk
out goes Into effect, practically every
means of egress from Mexico City will
havo been cut off.
The rebel chiefs havo Issued a mani
festo, according to the advises of the
State Department, repudiating tho can
didacy of Emlllo Vasquez Gomes, who
has been put forward as a successor to
The rebels now seem to be In entlro
control of the state of Chihuahua with
the exception ot OJlnaga.
A dispatch to the State Department
declares that General Orozco emphatic
ally denies Issuing a recent manifesto
roundly abusing the United States.
The State Department Is also advised
that Senor Pedro Lascuraln has as
sumed charge of the Mexican forelgv
office as successor to Minister Calero,
who is to come to Washington as the
GENERAL HALL GETS
Named as' Adjutant General of
Army to Take Charge
It was announced at the War De
partment today that Brig Gen. Henry
Hall would succeed Major General Alns
worth as adjutant general of the army
The delay. It Is explained, was not due
to any political plot, such as was charg
ed against President Tafi and Secretary
of War Stlmson in the report ot the
Military Affairs Committee ot the
c: o. p.
NEED A NEW
Politicians Must Acqept
Roosevelt, Who Swept Illi
nois With '233,000 Votes.
EXPECTS TO WIN ALL
PRIMARIES OF FUTURE
Former President's Policies Are
Vindicated by People in
By JUDS0N C. WELLIVER.
In a single day, tho Taft rcnoml-
aUon campaign has crumbled to
pieces like the proverbial house of
Mr. Taft will not be tho Republi
can nominee to succeed himself.
That 1b the verdict of all observers.
Illinois and New York havo settled
tho question. Now York, always a
doubtful State, by refusing to In
struct its delegation, for Taft; mi
nols, by giving an overwhelming
declaration for Colonel , Roosevelt ;
-For a month, the managers oftho
"regular "Heputrtican forces'TbaVe
been giving about as much attention
to tho question of finding a now can
didate with a chance to be elected,
as to the effort to get support for
Would Not Instruct.
It has been with them a problem of
beating Roosevelt first; after that, of
finding Borne new man with a vote
getting strength that would justify In
trusting the leadership to him.
Always a doubtful State, New York
has become so doubtful that It dares
not Instruct for Taft It Is more Inter
ested In the nomination of a favorite
son of Its ancient machine for Vice
President, than It Is In renominating a
Illinois has done yet more. It has
sent word to the country that It Is a
critically doubtful State. By a vote of
about three to one It has declared
against Taft; by more, than two to
one It has preferred Roosevelt to him.
Pennsylvania is getting ready to give
Its machine a drubbing that while not
so nearly unanimous, will be, In tho
circumstances, Just as much a demon
stration of the Impossibility of Taft.
There Is now no room for uncertainty.
The Republican party knows that It
must put Mr. Taft aside or forfeit all
chance to carry the country.
In North Dakota, where the first
Presidential primary was held, the La
Follette and Roosevelt votes combined
all progressive made the tragic show
ing of almost FORTY TO ONE
In AVisconsln, where thero was an
other Presidential preference primary,
the declaration was anti-Taft by 70,000
Even the Taft managers admit that
they will lose EVERY STATE THAT
HAS THE PRESIDENTIAL. PRIMARY
EXCEPT POSSIBLY MARYLAND
AND PART OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Beginning today, the Republican nom
ination campaign takes, for the first
time, definite form. The party must
face about, get behind a man who can
win, and force Its politicians to accept
the people's verdict. There has been
much talk about Hughes or Cummins
as a possible winner; Borah has been
mentioned often. This sentiment In
favor of saving the party by dint of a
complete change of front will now com
mand all attention. The old guard will
insist first that even if they drop Taft,
they cannot accept Roosevelt: but In
dications today are that they will have
to accept him, whether they like It or
not. The progressive managers declare
that nothing will withstand the force
of the swing to Roosevelt from this
Defeated Lorimer Cohorts.
Illinois' primary did more than to
prove all this. It rescued the State
from the grasp ot Lorimerlsm; defeated
tho Lorimer candidates all along the
line; declared for decent government;
and defeated the ven.rable Cullom, for
the Senate, simply because he had
chosen to align himself with the co
horts of the blond boss.
On the Democratic side. Champ Clark
carried Illinois by a vote hardly less
emphatic than that which Roosevelt
took from the Republicans. Clark
probably will get the entire delegation
of the State, and It places him far away
In the lead of all other candidates.
How Illinois influenced New York Is
a big part of the story of one day's re
versal of the whole national situation.
Yesterday afternoon at Rochester tho
belief was that the Taft forces would be
able to Instruct the Empire State dele
gation today. Last night came the re
turns from Illinois. The repudiation
of Mr. Taft was so sweeping, so com
plete, so telling, that Rochester could
(Continued on Fifth Pais.)
Bosses Must Draft Hughe
If Roosevelt Sentiment
IN CONVENTION HALL
Prendergast Ably Defends Former
President and His Progressive
ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 10.
The last act in the farce being en
acted at tho Republican convention
was played today. Tho 1,012 dele
gates sat listlessly in their chairs
prepared to ratify tho platform,,
listen to tho speeches, and then get
away. Thero was' no Joy in their
hearts. Last night and this morning
they stood about in groups, discuss
ing the momentous tidings from Illi
nois and whispered to one another,
"we're beaten if Taft is nominated."
The dominant sentiment among
the 1,000 men from every part of the
State, was that if the bosses persist
ed in stifling the Roosevelt senti
ment, they mus draft Hughes.
Tho Hughes talk was everywhere.
It would not down. Tho, crowd woke
up a bit when Barnes took tho plat
form to present the report of the
resolutions committee. It cheered
him a few seconds, and then settled
back to listen to tho reading ot the
.. Failed to Cheer Taft.
'A "woman .applauded' the, renunciation
of the recall. Barnes paused for- the
cheering, which didn't come. Less than
a minute's applause greeted the men
tion ot President Tart's name by
Barnes, although the latter made It as'
ostentatious as possible.
County Chairman Koenlg and the
New York county delegation Jumped up
to help It along.
Senator Root took the .platform. He
was cheered. Ho said that he would
confine his remarks to one plank of tho
platform, that dealing with the Judl-;
clary, because "It Is of overwhelming
Senator Root ended his speech by
a drawing of a woeful picture of tha
recall of Judges. He said It meant the
decline and fall of nations, and meant
either anarchy or despotism.
Tho and played "What'a the Matter
With Father, for Root and kept It
up as former Speaker Wadsworth took
the platform in continuance of tho at
tack on Roosevelt and thd progressive
Wadsworth's speech was of tho ''dry'
variety. He threw a sop to the progres
sives by admitting that some of the
things were wrong and that they should
be remedied. He admitted that fre
quently laws greatly desired by the
people wero nullified by the courts. That
one of the "Old Guard" should actually
nnrrnhnrntA one of the nrinclnal con
tentions of Colonel Roosevelt, made
the delegates sit up In astonishment
Prendergast Takes Platform.
Comptroller Prendergast of New
York, followed Wadsworth. He be
gan by saying that he would not fulfil
his obligations to his party it ho did
not dissent from certain state
ments and certain planks in the plat
form. "I am going to vote against, that
platform," he said, and there wors
"Gallery," cried a man.
"The people are sometimes in the gal
lery," retorted Mr. Prendergast "They
are usually more thero than on the
"I am going to vote against tht plat
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
1 IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at 2 o'clock.
Senator Jones will address Senate In
defense of his change ot front on
Emory R. Johnson before Interoceanlq
Bill for rellof of Miss Houghton may
bo brought up again today.
Finance Committee continues hearings
on sugar bill.
Civil Service Committee will consider
reUrement bill tonight.
House met at noon.
Speaker Clark received an ovation front
Democratic side, following the Illi
nois primaries, when he ascended the
Houf.e consl3erd routine bills an Wed
District Committee filed supplemental
report on Notris Presidential primary
3ho.:kIeford good roads bill reported by
Committee on Agriculture,
rtuloa Committee held hearing on roso
lutlons to establish sycUm of Federal
White House Callers.
Crane, MaBS. Curtis, Kan.
Brlggs, N. J.
Danforth, N. Y. Drlscoli, N. Y.
Anderson, Minn. Sells, Tenn.
Pray, Mont. Cooper, Wis.
McGulre, Okta. Redtteld, N. Y.
Morgan, Okls, Parran. Mi.