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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 1912.,
PRICE ONE CENT.
ON EXCISE BILL
'Business Men Object to
Committees Holding Up
i Appeal Is Made to Lawmakers
That Something Be
The Chamber of Commerce took
the flrBt Btep toward getting action
by the House District Committee on
pending District legislation, which
The Times has been advocating, and
calling upon the committee to report
to the House, at Us regular monthly
meeting last night. A resolution was
referred to the committee on law and
legislation appealing to the members
of the House District Committee to
report out the excise bill, the public
utility bill, the universal transfer and
other bills which have been lying un
touched In the committee.
A. Leftwlch Sinclair, chairman of
the law and legislation committee,
Bald today that he would arrange for
a meeting to consider the resolutions
as soon as he received the papers
from the secretary of the Chamber.
The resolution, which was Introduced
by C. C. X-ancaster, was urged by him
for Immediate adoption and transmis
sion to the members of the House Com
mittee, but, upon motion of P. T.
Moran, It was referred to the law and
legislation committee. Mr. Moran
moved It be sent to the committee on
municipal legislation, which, at the last
meeting- of tlio Chamber, brought in its
report against the excise bill, but Mr.
Iancaeter objected, to this reference,
and the resolution was referred to the
.pther committee. The resolution re
cites that Inasmuch as a large number
oi dims anecting tne weirare of the peo
ple of the District, naming a number
of them, including the excise bill, have
been pending before the committee "for
a long time without action," that the
Chamber "respectfully appeal" to the
committee to consider them and report
In presenting the resolution Mr. Lan
caster said he hesitated to crttlclso the
members of the committee, but he
deemed them derelict In their duty.
He declared the people have a right
to say they must act upon their meas
ures, and paid a tribute to Senator Gal
llnger'B industry in behalf of the Dis
trict In comparison with the inaction of
t ...., i. . .,, n., ,..
Jl mull? is aiij yiiywi lut.itjr , b...t i
when we bhould rise up and let Congress ,
know the unanimous desire or tne '
people, It 1h now," ho declared. His
drew attention to the tight which "the
press" had been making In the Interest
or a meeting of tne Distnci commiueu
and urged the chamber to take prompt
afctton In urging the committee to act.
Sundry Civil Bill.
Final action was taken upon another
resolution Introduced by Mr. Lancaster
earlier in the meeting. Tho resolution
protested against the provlfelon of the
sundry civil bill w'llrh would transfer
from the funds of tho District the bum
of J7es.53o.09 on account of cott of main
tenance of Indigent patients i'l the Gov-
UMiian Unmltnl frtr tYia Ttinnnp anil
asked no action be taken I'y Congress ; Following a partisan debate the House
utnll an audit by the Dletilot be had. lefused today to inciease the appropria
John Dolph. D. J Cullahatj. and other tlon for mounting the traphleo collect-
fle!S5!i.i 'I V "d Motion iutlea Colonel Theodore Roorovelt on
committee on law and legislation, out. h, fri-nn ..) .mm, .. ,., u...,i
the resolution wis finally I'io.Med by a
An attempt wai made b.- Mr Iai
npl wai maae u. mr jai.-
cister to hold meet ngs tmougn tna
!MLr ?"S,Vn,S, .V '
adjourn for two weeks, but the motion
wo- lnnt and no meeting vll be held
until the fall unleos a special one lo
The" baseball optimism was reflected
in the chamber when P. 1 Moran told
about "a band of men traveling about
the country who were dolus miicn to
hend the men of Washington home to
.. . . . . ...nMl..v ...l.fo n amilA "
ineir wiveB evrry t-vctuiiK "' o....",
pod roads l,rrmS.,;'r'"'i'' WOW'tha work of
bate. The ;m"?,V?tin- of silver- , the tuxW-srn.lsts will cease altogether."
reported that a maiiufaciuiei or silver- -, j"5fooo Item 1h anniunrlntM n
Wre had Practi.;ally .leclded to bring XuTth? preTervatlonP and exhlbl'
his Industry to M ashlngton. on of Bpe0lmenp, and for further col-
Pulled Off Shoals
The four-masted schooner Henry B.
Little, Ice laden, from the Kenneboc
river to Washington, which ran hard
aground on Middle Kettle Bottom shoals
In the lower Potomac, has been pulltd
off bv the revenue cutter Apache.
FORECAST FOR THK DISTRICT.
Unsettled tonight and Thursday; cool
U S. BUREAU. I
8 a. m .-. . 66
9 a, m 74
10 a. m 79
11 a m 73
S a. m
9 a. in
10 a. m 83
11 a. m S3
12 noon S8
1 p. m 91
2 p. m 31
12 noon S3 I
1 p. m Si I
2 p. m S5 I
Today High tide, 5:08 a. m and 5:40
p m., low tide, 11:68 a. m. and 11:53
Sun rtiei 4.31 Sunsets.
TAFT WILL VETO
President Determined to
Prevent Abandonment of
CLUB IS HELD OVER
HEADS OF CONGRESS
Failure to Sign Bill Would Mean
Holding Up of Salary
Should the Item abolishing the
Commerce Court be contained in the
legislative, executive and Judicial
bill when it reaches the White House,
President Taft will veto the budget
Tho President has repeatedly
championed this tribunal in the past
and It was made known at the Ex
ecutive Offices today that he sees no
reason why ho should change and
permit tho court to bewiped out of
Serious Clash Expected.
Present Indications are that a seri
ous clash Is Impending between the
Chief Executive and Congress over this
Added interest Is given tho discussion
Inasmuch as a veto would mean that
the President and those In the legisla
tive executive, and Judicial branches of
tho Government would be obliged to go
without salaries for the next fiscal year.
This may be an Important factor In
causing the legislators to reincorporate)
the Commerce Court item in the appro
Thrown Down in
Senate, Taft Now
Wood's Only Hope
The SEenato, by a vote of 3 to 2,
refused today to' reconsider the' confer
ence report on the army appropriation
bill, and thereby, unless tho President
vetoes the bill, the ineligibility of Major
Gen. Leonard Wood to hold the position
of chief of staff after March 3 next, Is
A similar attempt to Tcconslder was
planned for yesterday afternoon.
Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston, Brig.
Gen. George V. Gocthals, and Brig.
Gen. William Crozler are among the
other officers barred from the position
of chief of staff by the provisions at
tached to the appropriation bill as a
result of conference recommendations.
Those voting for reconsideration of the
conrerence report were Aahurst, Bacon,
Brlstow, Brown, Burton. Clann. Cum-
mlns. Curtis. Gardner. Gore. Hitchcock
i-. , , . wr
1?, "j?lln8'on.' Jones, Kenyon,
tiiia,. ' ",""" "' "iuib,
I'olndexter. Reed. Root. Smith of
Georgia, Smoot, Sutherland, Thornton,
and Townsond 28.
Those voting against reconsideration:
Bourne, Burnham, Catron, Chamberlain,
Crawford. Culbertson, Cullom, Dilling
ham, du Pont, Fletcher, Foster, Gronna,
Guggenheim, Lorlmer, Martin. Meyers,
Oliver, Overman, Pnge, Shlvely, Slm
monc. Smith of Arlsona, Smith of Mich
Igan. Smith of South Carolina, Swanson,
Tillman, Warren, and Wetmore 29.
Refuses to Increase
Funds for Museum
his African trip which are now housed
In the National Museum.
The sundry civil bill carded 1250,000
fo mQun.inir- thn .,-. .n,.i.n.r. A
. eolleuted or to hH n..."r ,;.-"
"onal Museum, and "Uncle Joo" Cannon
maintained that this sum would not bo
sufficient to enable the taxidermist to
mount all of the colonel's Afilcan speci
Mr. Cannon moved to Increase the ap
propriation to J325,0uo. When thlb mo
tion was voted down, he offered a com
promise to appropriate $300,000, but thla
was ueicaicu v a vote or 61 lo M.
lectlona bv survjyinjr nartles
I win nut m"? uciwia un me runury civil
till today, the Item of J100.0X1 for tho
Yll, In. 1A ,1aU t t A n tliA .. . t.fl
ccimtruotion or roacis and bridges In
Roe't Crt'"k park went throiiKh without
niatorlal tibt -tlon. Half of this amount
w'll be paid from District revenues.
The iem for a boulder br'dge In tho
park, to cost $20,000, was also approved.
Killing of Colored
Justifiable homicide was the verdict of
the Coroner's Jury at the Inquest to
day over tho body of Reed Adams, col
ored, who was snot and killed early
yesterday morning by William W. Beck,
of Baltimore, who la visiting In this
Beck killed the colored man as he
was about to plunge a knife Into Police
man Richard Thrift, of the Second pre
cinct, at Thirteenth and N streets north
To Police Course.
Arrangements were made today for a
revenue cutter, probably the Apache or
the Onondago, to police the race course
on the upper Potomac. Labor Dav. dur.
1 ing the Middle States rejatu.
Celebrating Fiftieth Anniversary of
b ; .SmJHI HiiiK vSMH
TRIP TO CAPITAL
Three Men Meet in Hotel
Three lircthers, separated from each.
other for twenty-two years, ono of
which had boon entirely forgotten bv
the remaining pair, had a strano !
meeting at the National Hotel during j
the recent Knights of Columbus gather
inj; In Wanh'ngton, it became known
Vllllam Doonan, of Supeilor, Wis.;
A. J. Doonin. of Boston and M. Doon
an, a wealthy ranchman, of Montana,
all prosperous business men In their
ictpe.'tlvu linos, wore the figures In
llu strange reunion.
The Boston and Montana brothers
kept up a course of correspondence aft
er the Doonan family divided In Boston
twenty-two years ago. The one who
made Wisconsin his home soon lost
sight of his family, failed to write after
an absence of a few davs, except at
Irregular intervals, and finally ceased
After a year he dropped from sight,
and nothing more was heard from him.
The Boston Donnan and his brother In
Montana agreed to meet In Washington
at the Columbus statue unvellln-f. They
came face to face in the lobbv of the
National Hotel Saturday, and seated
themselves In adjoining chairs to talk
over old times.
A ctrangor sauntered down tho corri
dor while the two brothers were speak
ing of boyhood days, and seated jilm
self near them, apparently, oblivious of
their existence The third member of
the party seemed to take an lnterct
In tho conversation, and Boon was an
Invited member of the party. An Intro
duction followed, and to tho surprise of
each of the trio, tne third person was
the brother who had disappeared so
many years ago
The trio remained In Washington in
the guests of Congressman Lanroot of
Wisconsin, until last night, when thev
returned to their respective homes.
Delayed by Letter
The reading of a letter In the Senate
this afternoon to Senator Gronna from
N. O. Larramore. of South Dakota, In
which the writer expressed pointed
opinions of President Taft's advocacy
of Canadian reciprocity, produced an
unexpected delay In the vote to recede
from the reciprocity rider on the metal
As soon as a motion was made to re
cede from tho amendment repealing
Canadian reciprocity various explana
tions were made as to tha present atti
tude of Senators on reciprocity. Sen
ator Johnson of Maine said he was
convinced the amendment was offered
partly to embarrass the passage of the
metal bill .intimating that this rider
might draw a Presidential veto.
Votes Given to Taft
CHICAGO, Juno 12 The commit,
tee by n vote of 87 to 16, seated tho
two Tuft delegates from the Fourth
California district They are E. II,
Tryon and Morris Meyerflcld, jr.
White House Callers.
Rayner, Md. Townsend, Mich.
Root. N. Y. Stephenson, Wis.
Du Pont, Del
Willis, Ohio. Goodwin. Ark.
Loud, Mich. Howell, Utah.
Goeke, Ohio. Aiken, S. C.
Secretary of War 8timson.
Justice Pitney, of the United States Su
Ambassador Wilson, of Mexico,
Gen. Leonard Wood.
jdhoto ay mc sruoto
CHIEF AND MRS. FRANK J. WAGNER.
Chief Wagner's Golden An
"Fifty yenrs of wedded life Is a
mighty short time when a man
has the right sort of wife."
"If u young man marries a girl
with pluck, half his battles in
life arc already won."
"Every man In the course of half
a century Is bound to meet with
trials and disappointments, bnt
fit he has a lorlng wlfo to share
, Ws soiroTr&i and Joys, 'fee 'ttIU,
find more sunshine than clouds."
PLUCK, SAYS CHIEF,
FIFTY YEARS WED
Fire Head Wagner Advises
Young Men to Get Good
Chief Frank J. Wagner, of the Firs
Department, and Mrs. Wagner celebrate
today their golden wedding nniiiveraary.
In honor of the event a committee of
1 150 citizens will Join with the Board of
Commissioners and officials or the Ds
trlct In paying tribute to Washington's
foremost Are tighter In Piv; board room
of the District building at 5 o'clock UUa
In appreciation of his efforts In tha
protection of the lives and property of
lvsiaeniB or inn umirici uurins a ser
vice of thlrtj-four years In the Fire De
partment. the commlftec of which
Heirry Franc, jr.. Is chairman, will
present to Chief Wagner a purse of
$1,000 In gold, and an engrossed copy of
i evolutions or rciicitation
A congratulatory message was re
reived bv Chief Wagner and Mrs. Wag
ner In a letter from President Taft
"It Is a great pleasure to send to you
and Mrs. Wagner my heartv congratu
lations In connection with the celebra
tion of your fiftieth wedding annivers
ary. I trust that you may enjoy many
more years of happiness.1'
Chief Wagner was appointed a mem
ber of the Fire Department April 1,
1879, and has served In every grade. On
the death of Chief William T. Belt he
was promoted to chief engineer Decem
ber 17. 1905.
A family celebration of the golden
wedding day will be held m the chief's
home, 1910 Eighth street northwest, to
night. TIDAfWAVE SWEEPS
VILLAGE IN WYOMING
Buffalo, With 2,000 Inhabitants,
Caught in Rush of Waters
SHERIDAN, Wyo., June 12.-Many
persons are reported to have been
drowned by a tidal wave of water which
syept down Clear Creek canyon last
night and early today, overwhelming
Buffalo, a village of 2,000. Communica
tion with Buffalo was cut off early to
day. While only a few blocks wide, on ac
count of the narrowness of the canyon
Buffalo Is more than a mile long.
The telephone operator at Buffalo re
ported a wall of water sweeping down
the 'canyon twenty-five feet lilgli.
This was the last message received
from there: .
"The water Is now flowing Into this
room through the second story win
dows " At that point the wires went
HELD BACK PANIC
Former Exchange President
Tells How" Loan of $25,- -OOO.Ooii)
NEW YORK. Juno 1-The Inside his
tory of how J. P. Morgan and a group
of bankers came to tho rescue of the
New York stock exchange on October
24. 1907, the worst day of the panic, an-1
dumped $25,000,000 Into tho excharge, was
revealed today by R. H. Thomas, presi
dent of the stock exchange In 1907, who
testified before the Pujo Congressional
Committee, Investigating the Money
"Shortly before noon on October 24,
1907," testified Thomas, "I went on tho
floor of tho exchange Consternation
prevailed. Brokers were offering call
money at 00 per cent. None could bo
had even at that prlee, although earlier
In the morning loans had buen made at
6 per cent.
"At this time I hurried over to oee
President James Stillman, of the Na
tional City Bank. I told him $26,000,000
wai needed Immediately. He said he
could not lot me have It, and suggested
that I go over and see j. Plerpont Mor
gan. Stillman told me that he would
telephone to Morgan explaining ray mis
sion.' "When I got to Morgan's oHco I had
to wait some time for him because he
was In his private office with a number
oi men. finally tneso men came out. I
did not recognise them because I was
so ootclted. Morgan, standing In the
doorway of his office, spoke to mo, say
ing: 'Wo are going to let you have
$25,000,000. Go to the Exchange and an
nounce It.' I said to Morgan, 'I have
ono suggestion to make, divide the
money into lots among several Don't
let It come from one source.' Morgan
said, 'Good suggestion." and, looking In
side the door, he added: 'Perkins, divide
that money Into lots.'
"I then went back to the exchange
ana mane tnis announcement:
" "I have not any money, but relief
Is coming and you can depend upon It.' '
-now soon arter you got back to the
exchange did the money arrivo?" asked
"It came In about two minutes," said
Thomas said that immediately follow
ing the arrival of the ieney the In
terest rates on call loans dropped from
around 100 per cent to 6 per cent.
TWO KILLED, MANY
. INJURED IN WRECK
K. of P. Excursion Coaches Over
turn in Disaster Near
ATLANTA, Ga.. June 12Two of the
train crew on a special excursion train
running from Calhoun, Ga., to Chatta
nooga, Tenn., were killed and fifty pas-
tensers Injured, In a wreck which oc
curred near Dalton, Ga today. De
tails are meager, as the coaches In
overturning, snapped nearly all tele
graph wires. None of tho passengers
were reported fatallv Injured.
The train carried nearly a hundred
Knights of Pythias, tlutr wives and
children, bound for a picnic at Lookout
Held for Jury.
George Schumann, man of numerous
alias, who bellaves tho world owea him
a living regardless of whether he earns
It by tne "sweat of his brown," pleaded
guilty to passing worthless checks when
arraigned In the United States branch
of the Police Court today, and was held
In $2,000 bond for the action of the grand
BE IN HELD
Flinn, of Pennsylvania, Makes Announce
ment at the Roosevelt Headquar
ters in Chicago.
THIS ACTION WILL RESULT
FROM STEAM ROLLER'S WORK
BY JOHN SNURE.
CHICAGO, June 12. Open announcement that if the
Taft forces steam roll the convention and nominate Taft, a
Roosevelt ticket will be put into the field was made this
noon by William Flinn, of Pennsylvania.
Flinn made the declaration while standing in the
Roosevelt headquarters, surrounded by a group of news
paper men . His statement is the first positive, authorita
tive declaration that if Taft is nominated there will be a
Roosevelt ticket, too. It will make no difference whether
Roosevelt seeks such support or not, according to Flinn.
As the Pittsburgh politician described the plan, elec
tors will be chosen who will be openly and avowedly for
Roosevelt in the Electoral College. He declared this
would be done in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and many
"We will be driven to this if they steal this roll," de
clared Flinn. "We will have to do it for self -protection.
Why should we in Pennsylvania lose half our Legisalture
and half our Republicans in Congress in order to carry out
the behests of men who represent nothing in the Repub-,
-The JFlinn declaration caused greatcommo$;idn;&mong
the -Taft leaders. They1gpe i nit afaiNfeacHng platftdUe-'
feat Taft if he is nominated, and do it without a bolt.
Senator Dixon. ,who heard Flinn's statement, did not
dissent from it, except to say:
"It will not be necessary.- We have the votes to nom
Fearing Taft Weakness,
South Ready to Desert
By JUDS0N C. WELLIVER.
CHICAGO. June 12. With tho steam roller half way through Ita work
of rolling in the Taft delegates from the South, and rolling out the
Roosevelt ones, the period of complacence and acquiescence on the part
of Southern men is rapidly nearlng its end.
The truth is that a large proportion of the very men who are being
given seats In the convention by tha Taft national committee are not for
Tuft. They want a man who can be elected.
So long as their own seats wore in jeopardy, these Southerners dared
say nothing. They knew the power of the machine; knew they were in
tho hands of the relentless Penroso-McKlnley combine, which was willing
to go to any extremes.
They knew that if their willingness to Berve tho combination of
bosses were ever suspected, they might be thrown out of the convention.
So they sat tight, kept their counsel, and waited for the time to oome
when they would be assured of their seats.
But just as fast as they get past the terrors of the national commit
too, these men take on a new lease of polltioal independence. Today they
aro talking of the real possibilities of the situation. Western and South
ern leaders have been conferring all day and last evening with reference
to the real, serious business ot the party; and the Taft people, who have
been unable to keep up with the developing sentiment In favor of saving
the party, are discouraged over the situation.
BREAK NOT OPEN YET.
The break toward Roosevelt has not
come openly and boldly as yet. It will
not be made until the national commit
tee Is approximately done with Its work.
But when that task la finished, and the
reign of terror Is over, then a lot of
Southern delegates will declare Inde
pendence, and annoutjeo their purpona
jto line up with the real Republicans
Anion; delegates who have now been
aat-:il in Aik.inaa, AUbama, and some
mhtr 9utlirn Htatoa, are a cons'der
ablo number who aro knowa to believe
that Mr. Taft ought not to be nomina
ted They are not In a hurry, lest it
rmsht warn tho committed and make
it difficult to scat other men, In other
State yet to bJ passed upon, who ara
(f tin Hamti mind. But none tho less a
ast nuount of quiet conferring Is
going on, which nil looks to .mloadlng
Tho mcbt disquieting feature of this
situation from the Taft viewpoint Is
that some of their own supposed hench
men In Indiana are uncovering a real
purpose to get In with this plan.
The Indiana crowd want to carry thclt
State this fall, and they know It will Ufa
ubout DO.oOO Democratic If Taft Is nomi
nated. That Is an argument that Is
highly persuasive with gentlemen who
entertain ambitions for offices, who
have Senatorical aspirations, and so on.
Yesterday, for example, "Jim" Wat
son, former Congressman and guberna
torial candidate, was being quoted
around the lobbies aa of the opinion
, that Taft would not do, and that sonic
third man should be nominated. The
Taft ueople put the pressure, on, and
Jim denied that he had said It, but Just
aa soon as Boss Barnes, ot New York,
arrived In town the Taft headquarters
had him give out an uncompromising
statement that no third candidate would
be considered. The Taft people know
that a third candidate Is not their dan
ger; thev know their difficulty has to do
vntlrely with the rising tide of senti
ment for Roosevelt. They merely prefer
to talk about a third candidate, be
cause they don't want to admit publicly
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
, Senate met 'it noon.
Mnt rso'iillon for a inailtlme con
ference. Iteconsitlemtion of the conference re
loit on tha uniiy appropriations bill
finitn .igiccs to rectus from June 17 to
I ebate b'lg'in on Cansdlan ieclprncty
prior to voti on motion lo rectiJe
from the amendment repeullng reci
procity, which was attached to tho
House met at IS o'clock.
Calendar Wednesday dispensed with and
sundry civil bill taken up.
House refused to Increase the appropri
ation for mounting the Roosevelt col
lection at National Museum.
Gentlemen's agreement reached that
House transact no Important buslnsu
during Chicago convention.