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WASHINGTON, THUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 11, 1013
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CIVIL SERVICE FIGHT
TO BE CARRIED TO
Pontiff Still Lives
leading the Fight
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I IN MICHIGAN
I Dixon Declares Fight Is Won
and That There Will Be
! ALL PROGRESSIVES
HERE ARE JUBILANT
Leaders Believe Swing Toward
Colonel Has Just
By JUDSON C. WELLtVER.
, "Talk of compromises is the admis
sion of defeat. It Isn't difficult to
'.understand why the Taft forceB are
suddenly turning to discussion of
, third candidates. They are beaten
and know it."
Thus spoko Senator Dixon, tho
Roosevelt national manager, this
"But there will be no compro
mise," he added. "We have nothing
to compromise. Wo have won the
fight. The Taft delegates are all
elected; ours are coming In now. Il
linois was merely our beginning, yet
our beginning was so emphatic that
'it has stricken the opposition with
panic. We are going to nominate
'Roosevelt; it's all over.
"The only political subjects worth
debate now aro the Democratic nomi
nation which has suddenly ceased
to be very important, in view of the
fact that everybody, Democrats and
Republicans alike, knows that
Roosevelt will sweep the country
and the -CVico Presidential nomina
tlon on the Republican' ticket. That'ri
all." . ,
Thf confession of defeat by tho Taft
people was an even' more striking testi
monial to tho real situation than the
confident assurance 'at Roosevelt head
quarters. Progressives on Capitol Hill
'and elsewhere were jubilant. They
recognized that the fight was over. But
the standpatters were tho gravity cen
ter of the gloom universe.
The truth Is that nobody la loft who
seriously talks about the nomination of
Mr. Tftft. It is recognized everywhere
that tho swing toward Roosevelt la just
begun, and that nothing can stop it.
What happened In IllinoU was partic
ularly gratifying. For ouco Ihu man
agers of a campaign wore elated over
losing a duo pf, delegates.
Oscar King Davis, dliector of pub
licity at the Roosevelt bureau, ex
plained this feature. "The completed
returns are more gratlfjlng lo us even
than the first ones were,", he said.
"Why? Bocause the first roportB In
'dlcatcd that we had carried every dis
trict in tho State. Completed returns
Indicate that we have carried all except
the Lorimer district. Mr. Tftft gets
that one. There's a certain appropriate
ness about that distribution that Is en
tirely satisfying to us. It sort ofmakes
The Taft panic today was more than
a hangover from the Illinois horror. It
was also by way -of premonition of
something coming; of an Impending
calamity. It. was antipipatory of the
Pennsylvania victory that is now con
ceded tq Roosevelt.
Three days ago Boise Penrose know
that Roosevelt couldn't get any dele
gates In Pennsylvania. He knew all
about it. Why shouldn't he, the pro
prietor and general manager? Of
course, he did.
Monday he conoeded that Roosevelt
might get five delegates. Yesterday lie
raised It to fifteen; this morning, after
they had heard from the Roosovelt
whirlwind that swept the State yester
day, the Penrose lieutenants raised their
ante to twenty; they guessed Roosovelt
might get that number. It was awful,
but they admitted it.
The Roosevelt people claimed only
twenty-five as recently as Tuesday.
But after the tremendous performance
of the State yesterday In greeting to
Roosevelt on his swing across the Com
monwealth, they refused to put on any
limit. The "Illinois thing" has got Into
the Pennsylvania system, and reports
from all parts of the State today raised
Trained observers wore Insisting that
half the State would be for Roosevelt.
The Taft managers were simply In the
,alr. They wouldn't W any worse agl
Itatcd If they lost the whole State. They
know that to lose twenty means com-
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I WEATHER REPORT. 1
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and probably Friday;
U. S. 'BUREAU,
8 a- m 45
9 a, in 4)
10 o. m 63
11 a, m 55
8 a. m
9 u. m
10 u. m
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32 noon 58 12 noon
J p. m u.' i l p. m
2 p. m.., 64 I 2 p. m
Today High tide. 3:)S a. in. and 3:37
p. m.; low tide, 9:65 a. m. und 10:23 p. in.
Tomorrow High tide. 4:10 u. m. and
4 31 p. m.j low tide, 10. 4S a. m. and 11:1"
Bun rises 6:33 Sun eaU,,. 6.3
Johnson and Coombs on the
Firing Line In Battle
QUAKER CITY FANDOM
THRONGS SHIBE PARK
Both Teams Primed for Fray, and
Confident of Winning
PHILADELPHIA, April 11. On
tho ove of the first battle in tho
American Leaguo campaign of 1912
all Philadelphia was frantically seek
ing tickets for tho fray. Long before
noon the fans from far and near
were piling into Lehigh avenue, and
when the ticket booths opened a file
of fans extending Boveral city blocks
began slowly to make their way into
The game was scheduled to start
at 3 o'clock and for an hour Kendle's
First Regiment Band regaled tho as
sembled throngs with catchy airs
from all tho latest shows. The ar
rival of Mayor Blankenburg to toss
out the first ball drew applause from
the fans gathered in his near vicin
ity, and he was kept bowing in all
directions for a moment or so.
Athletics First on Field.
The Athletics, clad in their neat
whito uniforms, were first on the field,
of course, and the fans were busy pick
ing out tho new, lads with tho White
Klephants. But tho veterans at other
days. Chief Bender, Kddlo Plank, Uannv
Murphy," and -Jack -Coombs camo lb or
their shore of applause. Little Loots
Van SJelt, tho, Athletics' famous mascot,
wis roundly .cheered" when lit? vkrha
from the dugout in charge of the.sldgi
Connie Mack was not In evldeiico
until It was almost tlmo for the open
ing of festivities. Ho remained in mo
background thinking over schemes for
annexing tho opening victory. He bad
all his players out on the sward, even
Frank Baker limbering up wltfj "a little
exercise. , .
Tlie Nationals, clad In their new uni
forms, brought the cheering from tho
fans on their appearances on the field.
George McBrlde, with ills Injured leg
wrapped tightly in swaddling cloths
skipped around at short as though 'noth
ing ' bothered him. 'It was not to be
determined until tho last ' moment
whether ho would be used by Manager
Old Glory Is Unfurled,
When tho park was nearly filled with
cheering fans the players of both teams
gathered In a long line in front of the
stand and proceeded, behind the band,
to march to tho flag polo In deep cen
ter field where "The Star-Spangled
Banner" was raised to the top of tho
staff. When the quivering stripes' we're
set free tho roars of the big crowd
could be heard at City Hall. '
With tho celebrations out of the, way,
the Athletics sot down to business'. The
home team took the Hold for soma live
ly fielding practice that got ovorybody
going, and when "Iron Jawn" Coombs,
tho collegian from Maine, and hero of
many a hard-fought battle with tho
White Elephants, took his place for
the warming up work. It was quite im-.
Sossible to hold the enthusiasm of tho
ig mob filling almost every seat with
in the enclo&ure.
Walter Johnson, the great Kansas
cyclone, strolled out In front of the
stand, and prepared to fling his mighti
est against the world's champions.
Eddie Alnamltli, tho young backstop,
was teaming with him, and loqked per
fectly able to hold Johnson's wonder
Last Minute Pointers.
The Nationals wero up early- this
morning, and Manager Griffith held a
council of war in his room at- 10:30
o'clock. Signals wero rehearsed, and u
number of plays wero tried cm-paper1.
Griffith believes in making a study of
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PACKAGE OF $25,000
IS LOST IN MAILS
Government Officers Investigating
Disappearance of Bills En
Route From Chicago.
Postofflce officials, Inspectors, and
I Secret Service operatives were sent out
today to Investigate the mysterious dls-
appearance of a package of $3S,000 n
; bills, from the United States malls, in
. transit from Chicago to Pasadena, Col.
Tho packuge, consigned to a Pasadena
bunk, wus Bent by registered mall, and
I the Secret Service operatives and postal
inspectors ure co-operating on tne casa.
It Is believed thut tho package was
Chief Wllkle received a report today
of the arrest in Philadelphia of four
met) who are believed to be responsible
for the "pushing" of the flood of coun
terfeit silver quarters and half dollars
circulated In nustern Pennsylvania in tho
last few weeks.
POPE PIUS x.
POPE STILL LIVES,
Investigation Will Be Started
Into Source of Report
ROMK, April 11. Popo Plus X Is not
dead, and tho report emanating from
Madrid Isf entirely unrounded. A state
ment tothlsvcffect' huh .given out' at
tho . ypjfbjin f'JH aftjkrj.t yyytnz. Jp
yulry was "In'adtj rolfdCvirtg tho rcceljit
lioro ofr queries from profcs bureaus in
New York, London, and Paris.
Thb 'first "word Of tho rumor to reach
newspaper circles in Romo camo in the
Ytfrhi'df (piorles from these cities.
Simultaneously with tho press queiles
rarae dispatches of- inqulr'- from church
dignltutlcs tluoughout the Christian
Tho basis for the M mil hi report Is not
y;t known, bu.t tio Vutlcun has staitcd
Papal Legation Here
Greatly Relieved to
Learn Pope Lives
After thiee hourB of anxiety deluged
by telegrams from every section of the
countd and absolutely without official
word regarding the apparently well au
thenticated leport of tho death of Pope
Plus X. Mcr. Ccrrettl. cliarco d'affaires
of the Ppal Legation, at- noon today
breathed a prayer or manKiuincss when
Informed of tho official denial by the
Literally thousands of telegrams wero
received pieauing ror information, aigr.
Cerretti steadily maintained that be
cause the .Vatican hud not notilled him,
the rumor must bo false. Tho churce
was connected with tho Vatican at tho
tlm'o'oT Vofic' Le'o's death and himself
filed dispatches announcing the Holy
Father's death- to all tho world, and to
day maintained that It was not possible
for one papal legation to bo Informed
of so Important a fact in advance of
At the Italian embussy attaches speci
ally ordered to report all information
obtainable' from pi ess association des
patches to tho ambassador personally,
declared that they were overjoyed to
learn of tho falsity of the report.
High government officials were re
lieved to know that the rumor was
BACK TO GRIFFITH
Third Baseman Has Been Ordered
to Report In Condition
PHILADELPHIA. April 11. Chat
tanooga has turned Kid Elberfeld
back to the Washington club. Grif
fith has ordered him to report in
Washington und his pav will start
as soon as he it In condition to play
As yet Elbnrfeld has not signed a
contract, but that lu only u formality.
Last Minute News Told in Brief
NEW TORtf, April ll.-Satling for
France to take up his post as ambassa
dor, Myron T. Herrlck. was optimistic
as to tho business outlook In tho United
States. Tho ambassador said he did
not believe tho anthracite coal strike
would be of sufficiently long duration
to do any great harm.
TO SAVE TIMBER.
Representatives of seven States ap
pealed to the House Agriculture Com
mittee to appropriate $50,000 Immediate
Troops Stand Ready to Quell
Rioters At State
Special Police, Hired by Taft Man,
Ousted by State
DAY CITY, Mich., April 11. Tho
Michigan National Guard, with bay
onots fixed, 1b on guard hero to main
tain order lit tho Stato Republican
convention, with 2,000 Roosevelt and
Taft delegates In tho city ready for a
free-for-all fight Tho soldiers wero
called out by Governor Osborn and
with their bayoneta at an early
hour this morning thoy drove from
tho armory fifty or more "special
police" placed there by the Taft men
with orders to throw out every
Roosovelt delegate who appeared.
Charles B. Warren, of tho Sugar
trust, got the fifty men from the
ranks of the workers here In the
beet sugar factories. Thoy wero
picked with a view of their huskiness
and spent the night in the armory,
on guard., With riots threatening all
over the city as a result of the feel
ing, Mayor Woodruff telephoned tho
governor that If trouble broke the
local police would be powerless.
Governor Osborn ..promptly ordered
Captain BcckwiUJf pajl out the
Strong Taft Man.
Warren is a strong Taft worker.
Osborn is one of the governors who
urged Roosevelt to run.
Tho trouble broke at midnight when
the Stato cntral committee with
Tuft men In control recalled Tru
man H. Newberry, formor Secretary of
the Navy, and strong Koosovolt advo
cate, ns chairman of tho convention,
despite tho fact that Chairman Frank
Knox of the committee refused to
recognize their meeting; as "regu
lar." This meant tho calling of two
conventions, with both sides in ugly
mood and fighting for possession of
Rioting Is expected to break out at
any minute, despite the presenco of
the soldiers. The delegation Is evenly
divided between Roosovelt and Taft.
The bitterness grows from, tho defeat
of the Presidential primary by the Taft
forces at tho special session of the
legislature, tho Roosevelt advocates
claiming that under a primary tho State
would have gone as Illinois did.
All the Roosevelt delegates here are
carrying hlg banners, "Have You Heard
Application By Liebler and Com
pany for Receiver Is
NEW YORK, April 11. Holding the
Shuberts, theatrical agents, to-be sol
vent, and well able to flnanco the
"Blue Bird" production, Justtco BIb
choff hero today denied the applica
tion of Lieber & Co. that a receiver
be appointed for the "Blue Bird" com
pany. Samuel Untermyer, counsel for
the Shuberts, set forth that they were
worth $2,000,000 in securities and
properties in Now York, and that they
do a business throughout the coun
try of $4,000,000 a year.
He offorcd to furnish a bond of
$50,000 to guarantee the proper ad
ministration of the "Blue Bird" com
pany. This was accepted and tho ap
plication for a receiver was denied.
Take Up Excise BUI.
The Senato District Committer will
bold a meeting tomorrow, its regular
meeting day. Tho committee is evneet-
ed to tako up tho excise question. Tho
subcommittee bill, as recently framed,
will be considered by tho committee.
ly to fight the "chestnut blight" of
chestnut. TlmbV worth $500,000,000 Is
threatened with destruction, It Is said,
in Now York, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
tho Virginias, the Carollnas, Ohio, and
PLAN IS DISAPPROVED.
Disapproval of proposed Improve
ments to make the Snake river navi
gable from lta mouth to Wenatcheo,
Wash-, Is made by Secretary of War
Stlmson and General Blxby, chief of
engineers, In letters transmitted to the
FORMER SENATOR CHARLES DICK
GO ON STAND IN
New York and Washington
Society Woman Has Been
Mrs; Archibald, OraotO,' prominent New
York und Wasblngtonsoclt"'j woman,
was subpoenaed to a ppear before Jus
tlco Barpjyd, it; District Supreme
Court, as a witness against' Mrs. Mary
K. Oage. the wealthy widow, charged
with threatening cither to kill or horse
whip Charles J. Bell, the banker. Mrs.
Gugo Is being examined as to her sanity.
Among other prominent witnesses will
bo Mrs. Dan Thew Wright, wife of
Justice Wright, of the District 8upreme
Court; Mrs. A. L. Burber, and Miss
Last week, following the testimony of
alienists that Mrs. Gage was suffering
from paranoia, a form of Insanity, her
daughter, Miss Margaret C. Gage, told
the Jury that her mother's enmity to
ward Mr. Bell dutcd from a conversa
tion she had with Mrs. Grade, who in
formed her thut the banker was re
sponsible for the "social ostracism'' of
herself and daughter.
"It's a Bhamo to keep that girl In
Washington, as she can never get
into society or do anything with
Charlie Bell opposing you," were tho
words credited t6 Mrs Grade by Miss
Oago on the witness stand.
Society Women Present.
Outside of court Mrs. -Grade Is re
ported to have stated .that she did
not even know Mr. Bell, who is the
president of the American Security
and Trust Company. The nature of
the testimony alio will give In the
lunacy proceedings this afternoon Is
conjectural. She was summoned by
the Government as u witness in re
buttal. Other society women were present,
wearing modish gowns and attrac
tive creations in millinery, and pre
senting a striking contrast to tho
usual scene In lunacy proceedings.
Miss Gage was attired in a suit of
dark broadcloth and wore a huge
black picture hat. Her mother was
uretsaeu in huii ana nat or green, a
light veil partly concealing her fea
Mother and daughter greeted each
other affectionately when ,Mrs. Gage
arrived at CTly Hall, remaining In one
another s embrace for nearly a minute.
No other sign of emotion was visible.
Mrs. Gage bowed pleasantly to her
friends in court, and Mrs. .Belva Lock
wood, one of Iter counsel. Kissed her on
Mrs. Gage To Testify.
No less Interesting as a witness and
Just as important will be Mrs. Gage
herself. It Is expected that the accused
woman will be given the opportunity to
outline in detail her version of the so
called "social ostracism." Likewlso It Is
believed that she will deny certain state
ments made lust week by witnesses re
garding threats she Is alleged to have
made against Mr. Bell.
Several alienists havo been summoned
to testify that Mrs. Gage is sane.
There are also quite a number of other
witnesses to be heard. It Is understood.
Probably tho caso will be closed this
FOR OLYMPIC COMMISSION.
NEW YORK, April II. It Is an
nounced here that President Taft has
appointed James E. Sullivan, secretary
of the American Olympic Association,
as American Olymplo Commissioner.
KNOX AT HAVANA.
HAVANA. Cuba, April 11. Secretary
Knox and his party arrived here, and
were received with enthusiasm. The
cty officials greeted them at tho pier
and a large crowd cheered as the Sec
retary stepped ashore.
TRIAL OF MRS
Political Parties Must Pledge Themselves
to Pension Retirement Plan to
PRESIDENT TAFT MODIFIES
ORIGINAL GAG RULE ORDER
The flgbt for civil service retirement legislation will bo carried to
th'e national conventions. This plan, advocated publicly first by The
Times, has been adopted by the officers of the Committee of One Hundred.
The aggressive policy advocated and supported by The Times has met
the approval of Director Charles M. Dick and the officers with whom he
Director Dick, of the Committee of One Hundred, said this morning
that this plan of forcing recognition of the demands of the people whb do
tho daily work of running tho Government had been decided upon and
that tho details of the personnel of the several committees and their size
would be determined at the next meeting of tho committee. This date
is not fixed. It will be announced within a short time.
WILL BE REPORTEO
TO SENATE TODAY
Senator Gallinger Expects
Bill, As Amended, Will
- 'Serator Gallinger, chairman of the
Senate District Committee, will re
port to the Senato this afternoon the
amended public utilities bill, as It has
been agreed to by the committee.
The committee, at a meeting last
Monday, decided to amend tho bill
In Important particulars. The changes
were drafted by tho Corporation
Counsel and then revised by Senator
The bill as it now stands Is much
Improvements have been made In re
spect to control of capitalization, pre
vention of stock watering, prevention of
public utilities corporations from mak
ing improvements and betterments out
of their earnings, in the matter of
ownership of stocks or bonds of ono
corporation by another, and In other
particulars, as to this latter proposal,
the ownership of an Interest in one
company by another Is permitted under
the supervision of the commission. Thli
Is not satisfactory to Senator Curtis,
who wants an entire prohibition of such
Those who want the provision to
stand as It Is In the bill now nrcue
that it Is wise, and in the interest of
the consolidation of the street railway
lines of Washington Into a single sys
tem, or at least the consolidation of tho
most Important of the properties.
Expected to Pass.
NoV that the bill Is reported back to
the Senate It Is believed that it will be
passed with little delay and little oppo
sition. While there will be &omo dis
cussion of details, no protracted fight
Is looked for. Early passage of tho bill
by tho Senate Is looked on as auspicious
for the enactment of a public utilities
measure at this session of Congress and
for the inauguration of a system that
will give tho city of 'Washington and
tho District of Columbia relief, at least
In some measure, from the exactions
of certain of the public service corpor
ations. The amendments put In tho Gallinger
bill are practically all taken from tl.o
bill by Senator works, who offered a
substitute and criticised the Gallinger
bill in certain particulars.
The bill is modified so as to allow one
public utility to use the equipment of
another when required by public con
venience or necessity. Tho limitation
that would prevent one street railway
lino from using over 2,500 feet of the
tracks of another Is stricken oat.
Tho commission Is given specific
power to comply not alone with this
proposed law and municipal regulations,
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ON SERVICE FEUD
Republicans to Uphold Taft and
Stimson In Case of General
A bitter quarrel between members of
the House Military Committee over the
report of Chalrmun Hay lambasting
President Taft and Secretary of War
Stimson for ousting former Adjutant
General Alns worth,. developed today.
Republicans of the committee repudi
ate Hay's findings. Congressman An
thony today declared a minority report
would be made to the House directly In
opposition to the Hay findings, which
will sustain the President and Secretary
The service feud between MaJ. Gen.
Leonard Wood and General Alnsworth
will be exploited In the Anthony report
to the discredit of Alnsworth, Anthony
Appeal to Parties.
Disappointed by years of waiting for
Congress to do something upon Its own
initiative, the men in charge of this
fight have decided, to make their de
mand an issue in the fight between the
parties for support and influence during
the Presidential year. Each party will
bo asked to make a promise for civil
fcervlco reform, for a retirement statute,
and a readjustment of salaries a plat
Referring to the report that the Sen
ate Civil Service Committee will report
the Cummins bill for civil service pen
sions. Director Dick said:
"The committee of one hundred has
not assumed to say that it prefers one
bill tq another. "We will be glad to get
a start. It Is hardly to be anticipated
that the Cummins measure will pans
Congress unamended. Of course, after
golmx tbrougb-thc- Senato" ltmtfct b act
vd upon by, the House and, 'MJUtwinff
the program laid down this "year, it
would not bo ucted upon there until
after the majority had held a caucus1."
"fr the measure Is passt-d will the
commutes of one hundred adhere to
its dfi-lslon to cairv this question to
tho nittonni conventions?"
I cannot say," replied Director
Pick, "it cannot bo foretold in what
shape the Cummins bill will pass, even
If it is actud upon within the next two
months. Tho committee Is interested in
othi-r things besides retirement legisla
tion, although that is its most import
Times Help Appreciated.
The Times published tho first state
ment regarding this plan of carrying
the flht of civil eervlce employes to
"Wo are very grateful to The Timts, '
said Director Dick. "It has been a
pioneer In this tight, and has supported
us consistently.- Suoh aid has boon In
valuable. Its public proposal of the
plan to whc: we aro now committed
President Taft yesterday Issued a
modification of the clil service "gag
rule, ordering that communications
from employes shall be transmitted to
Congress without delay by the heads of
departments, which continue to be tho
sole avenue through which petitions,
under cxectutlve order, may reach
"I regard this as a very liberal mod
ification of a very strict rule. It amel
iorates a very unhappy situation," said
Tho light of petition by civil service
employes Is another of the live ques
tions that the delegations to tho na
tional conventions will ask the parties
to declare upon. President Taft's mod
ification of the "gag rule" will not stop
the demands of Government employes
for the rlKlUs that are accorded other
citizens. This was indicated In the at
titude of Director Dick this morning,
although his comment on President
Taft's latest order was entirely favor
Committee Is Aggressive.
At tho same time that tho Commit
tee of" One Hundred, la becoming more
aggressive and is tending to mako Its
purposes of vital Interest to political
parties at a time when managers aro
strung to high pitch and susceptible to'
demands, tho organization lias out-
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IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senato met at 2 o'clock.
Senator Gallinger reports tho revised
public utilities bill.
Flnanco Committee continues
Interoccanlc Canals Committee goes
ahead with hearings on canal tolls.
Joseph Tcale, of Portland, Ore., heard.
Retirement bill for clerks Introduced by
Senator Cummins expected to receive
favorable report from Senate Civil
House met at noon.
Bills on District culendar called up.
A stiff fight doveloped over Sims bill
making carrying of concealed weapons
Attorney Oeneial Wlckersham conferred
with members of Mcrchunt Marine
and Fisheries Commltteo icgardlng
antt-shlpplng trust legislation.
Committee on Immigration reported bill
providing more stiingent educational
tests for Immigrants.
Stanley Steel Committee resumed probe
of Bteel trust.