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DEMOCRATS PLAN
NEW COMMITTEE
TO RUN CONGRESS
Board of Party Directors to Confer With
President and Act Jointly in Making
Up Program.
PLAN WOULD ADD PRESTIGE
TO INSURGENT REPUBLICANS
Principals in Wedding-Birthday Celebration. Today
HURRY TO HELP
BULCAR FORCE
OFFICER'S BOAST
TO CET GIBSON
ACCEPTPENSION
Defense Finds Man Who
Tells of Under Sheriff's
Threat to Convict.
MEDICAL EXPERTS
PENY DROWNING
Testimony of Spectators Declares
Lawyer and Mrs. Szabo
Were Apart In Boat.
GOSHEN, N. Y., Nov. 22. On the
oighi or the coroner's Inquest Into
the death of Mrs. Rose Szabo, John
W. MInturn, star witness against
Burton W. Gibson, on trial for the
woman's murder, admitted that ho
could not swear that the lawyer's
hand reached ho woman's throat
when ho said ho saw them In tho
boat, according to William O. 0s
foodby, of Pompton Plains, N. J.,
who was today's first witness.
Osgoodby said that he was on a
train with MInturn the night ot the
Inquest when MInturn mado tho
statement. Osgoodby declared that
Under Shorlff Da, Craw boasted to
him somo time ago that he was going
to convict Gibson.
Medical Experts on Stand.
The defense placed their medical ex
perts on the stand to Uitlfy that the
condition of the woman's body did not
Of necessity Indicate death by choking.
It wai believed that the defense would
rest this afternoon. Court then would
adjourn over 'to oMnday, when the sum
ming up would take place.
Dr. Arthur S. More, of tho Middle
town State Hospital, who said he had
performed 125 autopsies lit the eleven
years 6f his practice, -was Gibson's first
'expert. - i i. ... ,,.- : -.lie
showed to the Jury pieces of fresh
beef upon which he had experimented
yesterday and today, to back his ex
pert opinion that formalin, used to
harden and preserve tissues, as In em
balming, caused u reduction and con
traction of tissues.
Explains Throat Condition.
Such action, he said, could have pro
duced the apparent evidence of strangu
lation In the throat of the dead woman.
Moore gave his evidence as an answer
to a hypothetical question which re
quired counsel for the defense half an
hour to put. The physician, after ac
counting for the throat condition, said
that ha thought that the flattening of
Mrs. Bsabo's brain was due to natural
deterioration after death.
Vigorous cross-examination by Was
servogel for the prosecution failed to
shake the testimony of Dr. Moore. Ed
wark Clark, or Paterson, N. J., who
said be was rowing on Greenwood Lake
July 16, the dav Mrs. Stabo died, said
that he saw Qlbson and the woman be
fore they fell Into the water. Both, he
said, were standing In their boat with
hands outstretched, as though about
to change seats. After they struck the
water, Clark said, he saw an object
come to the surface twice, out could
not say whose body it was.
It was hoped that the non-medical evi
dence might be completed before ad
journment tonight, thus clearing the
way for the stories the doctors will tell
from the stand.
Probably never before In an Important
murder case In this section has the evi
dence been so contradictory. Every
Htate witness swore that Qlbson and
Mrs. Szabo went into the water to-
f tether: that Gibson's arms were seem
ngly around the woman, and that he
apparently upset the boat. Every de
fense witness has testified that the cou
ple were at least four feet apart and
Tom Garrison, o one-eyed guide at the
lake, swore positively that they went
over from opposite sides of the frail
To Prove Mother Alive.
Charlos Goldtler, of counsel for the
defense, said, when court opened today,
that he was satisfied every single con
tention of the State would be complete
ly disproved. He said that he had oth
er witnesses In reserve who would
show that Mrs. Szabo frequently re
ferred to her mother as living In New
York.
"The woman Qlbson knew as Mrs.
Bzabo's mother Is In hiding," said Oold-
sier, "but we will show thst she was a
rl fleeh-and-blood person In all of
the dealings Olbson had with her."
Gibson, It has practically been de
cided, will not take the stand. Ilia
counsel declare that there Is absolutely
no need of It, as their case Is complete
without him. In addition. It Is known
that the accused lawyer does not rel
ish having to make extensive cxplana
(Continued on Tage Nine.)
WEATHER REPORT.
FORKCABT FOIX THE DISTRICT.
Pair and Colder tonight; Saturday
fair.
TEMPERATURES.
U. S. BtmBAU.
AFFLECK'S.
8 . m.
9 a. m.
10 s. m.
11 . m.
j: noon.
1 n. m.
2 p. m.
8 a, m
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
12 noon
1 p. m
3 p. m
TIDH TAP.LE.
Today High tide, 0:53 a. in., 6:06 p. m.
Low tide. 12:10 a. in.; 12:10 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 6:M a. m.. 8:51
j). in.. Low tide, 12:M a? in., 13M9 p. m.
SUN TABLE.
Bun rists :W Sun sets 4::(3
IF OFFERED HIM
President Refuses Comment,
But Is Personally. Against
Acceptance, Is Belief.
WOULD INTERFERE IN
ANOTHER CAMPAIGN
Congress May Take Up Question
of Providing for Former
Presidents.
President Taft, It was learned to
day on excollent authority, will do
fer for some tlmo any statement as
to whether ho will accopt the $25,000
a yosr pension for formor Presidents
proposed by Andrew Carnegie. It
was stated that the President will
probably decline to accept any pen
sion, although he will say nothing
about his attitude at this time on ac
count of his great friendship for
Andrew Carnegie.
Ono reason why tho President
would not be Inclined to accopt n
pension Is that ho may bo a candi
date for President four years from
now, In which caso ho would not bo
willing to bo under obligations to
anyono, particularly Carneglo and
the steel Interest.
Has Saved $100,000.
Another reason given for his possible
refusal Is that he has saved consider
able money while President. It Is
known that ho has property in Cincin
nati worth between 150,000 and 1100,000.
Assuming that gossip hero to tho effect
(hat the President has saved $100,000 or
more while occupying the Executive
Mansion be true, this would leave him
h. possession ot a fortune of nearly s,
.ana ten ,g miutuu: -
Deetdts, the President's brother.
Charles P. Taft. is extremely wealthy.
and tho Taft family pride would be a
strong factor In controlling the Presi
dent's decision. Charles P. Taft told
the Clapp commlttoo In the Senate. In
vestlgaUng campaign funds, that ho
gave large auma to nominate and ulect
his brother, in order that the Iattur
might be free of entangling obligations.
It is certain that If the President In
to be guided by his brother's wishes,
he -jvlll refuse.
At the same time, the President
would not Uko to set nn unpleasant
precedent by declining. It Is believed
mat he will endorse Carnegie a plan,
while declining tho offer as far as con
cerns himself.
Congress May Act
That Congress will take up tho ques
tion of how to provide for former Presi
dents and their widows Instead of leav
ing v It to the Carneglo Corporation Of
New York to pension them, is asserted
here. Senator Culberson of Texas has
arrived lh Washington and he Is strong
ly of the opinion Congress should give
attention to this problem.
Senator Culberson la not impressed
with tho notion that tho Carneglo Cor
poration or any private concern should
offer what amounts to charity to men
who have been President, or tholr
widows.
Held Undemocratic.
"It Is undemocratic," is the verdict
of the Texas Senator.
He holds that the proper and dignified
and democratic way out of the difficulty
Is for Congress to provide In some suit
able way for the men who have held
the highest Executivo office
Whether that way would bo by mak
ing them ex officio members of Con
gress on salary or by pensioning them
would be something for Congress to de
termine. Senator Hoke Smith calls It "Impu
dence," Speaker Clark refused to talk
about It, but Bald much In saying "I
don't think It's worth talking ubout."
Senator Thomas Gore expressed a
doubt that a former President who ac
cepted such a pension would be entitled
to the continued respect ot tho people,
and Hannls Taylor, former minister to
(Continued on Page Eight.)
ROSE'S 'NOIVF SETS
EAST SIDE TALKING
Rosenthal Informer Celebrates
Freedom by Visiting His Haunts
in the "Bad Lands."
NEW YORK, Nov. 22. All gangdom
today was talking excitedly about the
"nolve" of "Buld Jack" Rose, chief of
the Rosenthal Informers, who lent night
celebrated his regained freedom by ls
Itlng his old haunts on llic East Side.
After he mado his spectacular get
uway from the West Side Prison In a
taxlcub, the man who hud started live
on their way 16 tho desthhouse up the
river went home and spruced up u bit,
and then, with the escort "of two huvky
friends, besan a tour of the "bad
lands." Along Second iicnue hi'
walked for many block. vMtlng re
torts, and he wound up hlH tour wltn
a vUlt to the oxact Knot where "Ulg
Jack" Zellg was shot down
Webber. Schepps, and Vullon, the
other Informers who were liberated yes
terduy, spent the night u.uletl at their
homis.
Sent to Fight Turks at Forts
Near Constantinople.
PEACE DEMANDS
WILL BE MODIFIED
Czar Ferdinand's Cabinet Fears
Sultan's Strength Is Not
All Gone.
ATHENS, Nov. 22. Tho Orook
government ordered 30,000 of Its
troops In westtru Turkey today to
Chatalja to help tho Bulgarians. It
was expected Servla also will send a
strong forco to aid In the attack on
tho Constantinople defenses. It was
rumored that the Greek fleet will
speedily attempt to forco tho Dar
danelles. PARIS, Nov. 22. Tho j Bulgarian
cabinet met hurriedly today to con
sider modifying tho pcaco terms of
fered to tho Turks, It was stated In
a message from Sofia. Tho news waB
considered evidence that It Is real
ized tho Sultan Is loss completely
beaten than was supposed. Whether
ho will now consent to reopening ne
gotiations was deemed doubtful.
Action Startles Europe.
LONDON, Nov. 12. Officialdom her
was completely nbn-plussed today by
the unexpected failure of the peace ne
gotiations between tho Turks and the
Balkan allies.
It has scarcely ocourred to anyone as
posslblo that hostilities would be re
sumed. Tlial there mleht h trouhl
overthpdlytsIc.fl.jpf tho.BulUnf. Ruro-
ptan territories was recognised, out
failure of the plans for u cessation of
the already pending struggle had scarce,
ly ever been considered.
The amazing part of the affair was
the suddenness of tho Turks' chango In
attitude. Wednesday morning they
were Imploring the powers to act quick
ly In pcrruadlng the allies to grant them
terms. Thurfday niglit they were an
nouncing loftll that the allies' really
very moderately worded, though In
trinsically severe proposals, were not to
be thought of and tlrat Nsslm Pasha
had received orders to begin lighting
again immediately, JJefore the chan
cellories had had time fairly to assimi
late tho news hostilities were raging
more fiercely than ever.
Jm,?"0'' or1 lnat Constantinople
5?iL? ""Vl'S r2ar ' cannon from the
direction of the Sea of Marmora-It was
under cover of this bombardment that
Jl!e.T.urlLs were evidently landing troops
to attack the Bulgarians In the rear
roached here ahead of the announce
ment that peace negotiations had been
called off, and In view of the fact that
an armistice wan ninnm.H ka i
force, everyone wondered w hat it meant.
Situation Seems Plain.
Nevertheless military men said today
that the situation seemed to bo plain
enough. The Turkish government be
lieved everything was lost and crew
desperately anxious to make terms
wmon would at least prevent the enemy
from occupying Constantinople. With
the allies practically in the very act of
agreeing to negotiations. Nnslm Psah
llitllcted a severe reverse nn th nm.
garlans at Chatalja and the govern
ment, Its hopes Instantly revived, de
cided to go on with tho campaign.
no armistice muted only a single day.
n.:Xar ?XDCr.,a were agreed that tho
Sultan has jost western Turkey for
ever, but ther expressed tho opinion
that In the East the outlook Is far
from hopeless for him. while for the
Bulgarians It la very serious Indeed.
Assuming that the Ottoman forces
can hold their own at Chatalja. which
the authorities Bald today appeared
likely, they can olntlnue strengthen
ing themselves Indennltely from Asia.
Tho Bulgarians have already put forth
every ounce of lighting energy they
possess. The Servians and Greeks mar
come to their old. but It was deemed
more than doubtful If this will offset
the re-enforcements the sultan will
certainly rush to the front from itcross
the Uosphorus.
Winter Hard On Allies.
To make tho situation worse winter
soon will make tho allies' position at
Chutalja Impossible to maintain. The
Bulgarians, encamped In the open,
have ulready suffered Indescribably and
conditions have been growing worso
evert day.
Unless they can carry the Chatalja
mica wiiuiii h ifiw uuys, me oesi author
ities declared they will have to retreat.
perhaps across the urontler. All they
have thus far accomplished will thus
be lost, and by spring the Turks, having
had amplo time to reorganize their
army, will be as likely as not to have
mem nopeicssiy outclassed.
B"RL1N, Nov. 22. Archduke Francis
Ferdinand, heir eo tho Aurtrlan throne,
was warmly greeted at the railroad sta.
tlon on his arrive! hero today, by tho
Kaiser. Foreign Minister Klderlen
Wnechtcr unci a brilliant staff. He
came to discuss the Halkun situation.
Unconfirmed reports wero current here
that Austria Is about to mako a naval
demonstration against Servla In Alban
ian Haters. Desplto efforts at secrecy,
Austrian troops am ulso known to bo
turning toward thn Russian frontier,
according to the Taggblatt, evidently
In readiness to Invade tho Csar's ter
ritories In the e.vcnt of Austria's resort
u force against Servla and Russia's
Interference m tnc Servians' Demur,
lmtiurtunt bridges thrnuahout Aus
tria have l.een placed under military
guard, the Tagblatt added, and dotililir
(.entiles have been stationed on t'i
Danube bridges at Vienna and lliuUi
pest ua a precaution against atlemrVa
to blow thm up.
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PRESIDENT ATTENDS UiliHQliO
RIDGELY-PARKER fHS
WEDDING SERVICE Vwttff ss,.
Unique Wedding Ceremony
Includes Birthday Feast
of Grandfather.
The wedding of Mils Kleanor Cullom
Rldgely, daughter or William llarret
Rldgely, former Comptroller of the Cur
rency, to Dr. Henry P. Parker, at noon
todyr wuso rafc coinblnaijou of j-osy
youth andKoary age. in that It not
only celebrated the nuptials of the young
people hut was also the eighty-third
birthday of Senator Cullom. the bride's
grandfather. liven the wedding cake
bore the dato of the birth and birthday,
II2S and 1912. of Senator Cullom and the
good health of the bride and bridegroom
was pledged from the same cup that
carried good wishes to the old states
man. The Preildent was ono of the distin
guished company to witness the cere
mony and congratulate Senator Cullom
end his granddaughter and the bride
groom, lie remained for the brvakfust
which followed.
Among the other guests who attended
In addition to the President, were tho
Chief Justlco and Mrs. White, the Drlt-
(Contlnued on Tage Fourteen.)
HUSBAND ADMITS
JEALOUS MURDER
Confesses Shooting Hunter
Was Too Fond of His
Wife.
Who
WARSAW. N. Y., Now. 22.-Althose
Prince, of North Wcthersftcld, Wyoming
county, today confessed to Sheriff I
George P. Iiuuer that he shot and-kllled',
Frank Rcntley because of Jealousy,
Prince claiming the dead man had been)
too fond of his (PrincoHj) wife. Rent-
ley's charred and mutilated body vtas
foand yesterday In a shallow grave-)
near Java, three mllim from the sccno
of the killing.
Prince acknowledge! that he shot
Retitley through the .ubdomen i lille tho
two were hunting In the woods last
Saturday afternoon,' He declared ho
threw Dentley's guvi Into Java Lake.
"I took Rentley'i gun while wo were
In the woods, and when he walked
toward me I shot ililm In the abdomen."
Bald Prince. "I U;n went to Java Ioke
and threw the Kun '"to the lake. I
have nothing to suy as to what I did
after that.
"The Webber boys knew nothing of
the affair. Lei; them do with mo what
they will. I tim ready for whatever
comes now."
On the stat'jinents he secured. Sheriff
Bauer turnor( (he two Webber boys,
brothers-ln-hsw of Prince, free.
IMPORTERS OF TEA
IN TRIANGULAR ROW
A throe-cornercd row between t"a
important. Scerotary of tho Treasuiy
MacVfgigh, und thn board of genet. il
appruiicrs at New York, broke out
hero today.
The, row Is a continuation of a
n"iflilo begun last winter and sup
posjrl to have ended Kith the adoption
of the Rcd test to determine wliut tet
should ha admitted to this country nnd
what ones should be rejected becausj ot
Jie presenco of polsunous coloring mat
ter. The general uppruleer dxctuiid
the research Illegal and tho depurttnont
In i. nfflrlal tntf.tnjlit Iralii KhnrirMl
I the board with having acted Illegally
und in aei ance or tno tiuii.tt in ent. Tho
department threatened to have tho toa
testing lurnea over 10 me wepurimmu
of Agrlculuro tor npuroprlato action
under the pure, food law.'
This urtlon would cause ronsternatlon
among tea dealets, It Is said.
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SENATOR SHELBY X. CULLOM.
COL. HUNSIKER IS
GRANTED DIVORCE
French Courts Grant Him Separ
ation From Former Capi
tal Beauty." "
Capital society evinced Interest to
day In tho announcement from -Paris
that Col. Millard Hunslkcr has been
grojitcd a divorce, from Ids wife, by the
French courts. (rs. Hupslker was for
merly Miss Clara 'Janten. of this city,
and was noted fof her beauty and at
tractiveness. Colonel Hunslker met her
here, following the death of his nrst
wife, who was a Pittsburgh girl.
When Colonel Hunslker went to Lon
don as the foreign representative of the
Carneele Steel Conmanv he nrnuitlv In.
troduceel his glr bride Into 1'ngllnfi so-'
clety. Tney were lavish enterta'ners.
The Couple drifted apart, however, and
Colonel JiunsikiT recently began divorce
proceedings In Paris, employing A. O.
Archibald, an American lawyer there to
conduct thi. suit. .
Mrs. Hunslker entered a counter
charge against her husband, but It was
unrecognized by the court. Colonel Hun
slker arrived in Tarls yesterday from
his hunting estate In Hcotland. He made
no comment upon the divorce. j
DEAD LETTER LIST
INCLUDES DIAMOND
Catalogue for Annual Auction In
cludes Articles From Hair
Ribbons to Gems.
An unmounted diamond, more than
three carats In else, will bo the last
article sold In the annual dead-letter
auction sale of tho Postolflce Depart
ment at a local auction room, begin
ning December 16.
This diamond Is scheduled as No. 4S2,
the last In the Jewelry schedule, und
Is described as "unmounted diamond
(3 3-64k., brilliant cut)."
It came Into the dead-lotter office
from a packet of mall In which It was
found loose. Every effort was made to
determine thn piece of mall from
which It camo without success. No
claim has over been made for It. and It
was put In with the other unclaimed
articles to tin sold.
The catalogue for this year's sale Is
out today. It Is the biggest ever com
piled, and rontalns everything from half
ribbons to shoes, household articles, and
decorations and Jewelry
Bar Examinations
Set for December
Examinations for candidates for ad
mission to the District bar will be held
December ID, SO, and II, ot the law de
partment of Georgetown Univcislty.
Tho announcement was made today br
Assistant United States Attorney Itulrh
Given, secretary of the examining
board.
SCARCITY DF COAL
IS NOT TO BE EELT
HERE, SAY DEALERS
Opinion Is That No Famine
Will Happen in Washing
ton This Winter.
That there will be no coal famine In
Washington this winter nas the opinion
expressed today by the majority of tho
city's most prominent coal dealers.
"There is a needless scare that there
ulll be a shortage in Wushlngton and
exorbitant prices demanded. Tho peo
ple hero need not orry. The dealers
are managing to get enough coal at
tho present to supply the demand," said
a. dealer today.
Tho logical explanation of the situa
tion was given In a talk with one
dealer, who said:
"Tho present talk of Increano In prices
ftbd a coaf famine" has Decn brought
about by a number of things. First,
there Is a cush by the coal mine owners
to supply the Western trade before
navigation on some of the rivers and
tributaries Jn touch with the Great
IJdtes Is closed. Theh Wushlngton will
get a steady supply of coal. We art
getting at present the amount we usu
ally get at this tlmo of the year. The
supply lll be better within the next
few weeks. Tho local, scare about a
likely r&mlnc Is due to the fact that al
ready the average householder has
stocked his cellar heftMer than any
other time in the history or the city.
Laboring under the Impreadon there
would be a big raise In prices, hun
dreds of persons have bought tfilce as
much coal at this time of the year
than they ordinarily buy at one time.
This In a measure has told on the sup
ply, .yet at the same time there Is
enough to Hu around."
At present, white ash stove c'pal re
tails at $7.60 a ton. with egg size going
at 17.25, and the pea rtie at 15 60.
Of more than a.doaen prominent deal
ers Interviewed, tut one believed there
would be an Increuse In the price, due
to a .scarcity. He expressed the opin
ion: "There possibly will be an Increase of
2j cents a ton on stove coals. This
Is due to a weak supply."
One coal dealer said that many per
sons were laboring under the Impres
sion that the local dealers were trying
to raise the pi Ice, but on the contrary,
they really were endeavoring to protect
the local market "For Instance, wo
ran get a big share of the present ship
ments from the mines that arc being
rushed West provided we pay ut least
SO cents tnoie per ton. Why do this as
long as we have enough coal to satisfy
our customers?"
None of the dealers Interviewed, how
ever, cared to uttempt to predict tho
probable effect a bud wlnte- would have
nn the prices should tho rest of the
winter be as cold as last winter.
SOCIETY LEADER
COMMITS SUICIDE
Mrs. Maurice Williams
Poison and Shoots
Self.
Takes
DETnOlT, Mich.. Nov. 52. -Despondent
over continued 111 health, Mrs.
Maurlco O. Williams, one of the most
prominent ot the illy's society loaders,
committed suicide some time last night.
Her body was found caily today by her
husbano.
Tho woniun had swallowed the con
tents of u two-ounce bottle of chloro
form nnd then sent a bullet Into her
body. Williams Is secretary of the
Mohican Drug Company.
By JUDSON 0. WELLIVER.
A committee on program, representing the Demo
crats of each house of Congress, is likely to be the big,
striking innovation, in the way of parliamentary machin
ery, that will mark the incoming of a Congress Democratic
in both branches.
This committee, it is proposed, shall have charge, in
each branch, of the business there; acting jointly, .the two
committees will make up the general program of Congress
as a whole. In this joint capacity they will confer with
leaders in the respective houses and also with the President
and his advisers.
WILSON DEMOCRATS
IaNT CHANCE AT
STANDARD01LPR0BE
Texas Man's Fight Is to Keep
4SbVwrlthfflfFft5iirDrtp'pi
Archbold Proceedings
That the real purpose of the demand
on the Department of Justice, from W.
11. Oray, of Houston, one of the nt
tome) a concerned In the war On the
Magnolia Oil Company, that the war
rants be served against John D. Arch
bold and other Eastern Htandard OH of
ficials. Is to prevent the Government
from dropping the proceedings before
the end of this Administration, has de
veloped here.
Oray has left Washington, but ho has
presented his demand for the arrest ot
Archbold, and other Standard OH
heads In a way that has put tho De
partment of Justice on the defensive.
Attorney General Wlckersham Is now
explaining that the standard Oil heads
are not yet safe from arrest under the
criminal Indictments which were found
by the Federal grand Jury In the
northern district of Texas. Gray has
given out statements which have drawn
ulJc public attention to the edse.
What Oray has done, according to
Well-Informed pp-rtles, and what ho
has sought ti5 do, Is to put the de
partment In position where It can
hardly abandon the proceedings now
without drawing on Itself a bom
bardment of criticism. The effect Is
likely to bo to keep the matter pend
ing In the courts until the Wilson
Administration conies In.
The men who ure fighting the Mag
nolia OH Company believe, whether
rightly or not, that tho Attorney
Ocneral Is loath to prosecute "the
heads of the Standard Oil and that tho
Wilson Administration will put a
man In as hsod ot the Department of
Justlco who will act more vigorously.
Meantime, the movement for an Inves
tigation of the course of the Attorney
General In blocking, or temporarily hatt
ing, the eourso of action begun by a
federal grand Jury and virtually as
suming power to nullify the indictments,
Is being much talked of among Demo
cratic members of the House. A day
or two ago It was ascertained tho House
Committee on Expenditures In the De
partment of Justice might be asked to
take the case up and Investigate.
Now, a now move Is contemplated.
This Is to put In a resolution calling
for an Investigation by the House Rules
Committee, one of the strongest com
mittees of tho llvuse, headed by Con
gressman Henry of Texas If this ac
t'on Is taken. Mr. Wlckersham will be
hauled berore committee and given u
severe grilling. Out of It might come a
House resolution of censure.
No Confirmation of New
Place for Mr. Boutell
The report that Minister Uoutull, now
representing this country at Switzer
land. Is to bn appointed chief Justice
of tho Court of Claims on the retire
ment of Chief Justice Stanton Peelle, Is
not substantiated by Information avail
able at tho State Department or While
House toduy.
Chief Just'ce Peelle eligible oi re
tirement next Fcbrutir). An appoint
ment will bn mado at that time, If ho
wUhcs to leave the bench. The Htuto
Department nsserts that Minister Bou
tell has not Intimated that he w'H re
algn. He Is now In Washington, having
com to this country to nttend tho wed'
ding of his daughter Thnnksglv'ug l)a
Mr Boutell was formerly a CongrcsN
mun from Illinois. When lie became n
"lame duck," owing to thn jKilltlcnl pei
verslty of a majority of his const'tuciits,
ho was placed in the dlploinutlc service
by President Taft.
Party Will Adopt Plan.
Details of this program have not been
worked out yet: Indeed, It cannot be re
garded as a program until It shall have
received the approval of the caucuses of
the two branches. Out Indications, fol
lowing discussions that have taken
place among Democratic senators and
Congressmen already in Washington,
are that In somo form the Slan will be
..ccepted.
There are various reasons why this
creation of a sort of board, of party di
rectors Is considered necessary. In all
probability there will be no sweeping
changes In the chairmanships of the
oifj committees or tne aenaie. Tne i .1
mmimimmmmmmmmiivitsiui
ecldedly consarvaUve brand who have
survived till they aro entitled to chair
manship, will likely get them. It Is
safer ta let them have these place
than to offend Ihem by chucking them
out. The Democratic majority will be
so nan on :hat evely possible enncu-
j slon mun be made to the purpoao of ss-
...... n .,,; imiiuuny. a sisp in me
face and a swift kick, administered st
the very beginning, would not grcatlv
conduce to Influencing the tory veterans
In the direction of peace and good will
Would Give Insurgents Prestige.
So It Is proposed to let the veteran
retain their nominal leadership, but to
surround them with men. on the various
Important committees, who will make
the general attltudo progressive. TIiIk
will involve giving a lot of new proml
ntneo and prestige to the insurgent
Republicans. If they want to be amia
ble, they will have a thance to accu
mulate a good deal of new significance
for the Senate Democrats are Inclined
to glvo a measure of recognition to
thesu gentlemen that has been very
strenuously denied to them by their own
party organization. In Democratic
eyes. Insurgency will be no badge of un
deslroblllty. Quite the contrary.
The prestige and power of commltte,
in both houses, Is going to be a good
deal pruned down. There Is endless
talk In the IIouso of nn effort even fur
ther to revise the rules with this In
mind: and among members of both
houses-that is. those of the progressive
tendency-It Is widely agreed that the
committee function or asphvxlatlng
legislation must be lopped off. No com
mlttee. It Is proposed, shall hereafter
be allowed to thwart the purposes of
the House by holding bach legislation
No chairman shall he permitted to
ppekot a measure, and. by declining to
Place t before the committee, defeat
tho Intent of that body. In short, a
more democratic plan of management H
grlntf to be worked out If It Is po,lble.
Through these Instrumentalities the
Democrats believe they are golnc to
maintain harmony and get the results
thev want. A gingerly attitude to
ward tariff revision Is manifested, and
It Is the prellminarv to gettln- all
Democratic elements together. Every
body Is determined that there shall be
reunion, but It must not be -ilolent.
sudden, extreme, Injurious, menacing,
comprpmlslng-anv of those things, it
must bo amiable, and lady-llke. And it
must get through without kicking up
ny ruction In the party. '.
Income Tax Not Heavy One.
The Income tax will be written Into
the tarlfT bill. This Is practically deter
mined upon already bv the people In
charge. Thulr program assumes that
the Income ta xamendtnent to the Con
stitution will have been approved by
tho necessary number of legislatures
only two more mo needed well In ad
vance of .March 4. Thereupon tho
PeinncriiU pi upose to make a hit with
the progressUn sentiment of the coun
lr by passing the neccseury legisla
tion Juit ns i,ooii as possible, and hav
ing It to suetaln the tarllf net in the
face of any possible adverso sentiment
that schedules might amuse.
The Income tijx will not be he.iy
one. In tho Initiation, but the develop
ment of udinlnlstiatlon provisions will
be a matter of conslderabln difficulty
and of greut Importance. The general
notion Is to follow somnwhut the llrlt
lsb plan, which makes the Income tax
leuillly ailJUBtuble, so th:it when there
Is hii ini'icnse oi a reduction In reven
ues from other sources, the Income tax
le mnv he shoved downward or up
ward. alwa a being udjusted to tho
necessity of lining In the gap.
io::o P. M. Is the Time Chattanooga
n, ,.. ..r., w,,uMn i.imuru leaven Wash
ington via Southern Hallway for Chat
tanooga, Birmingham. Meridian. New
Orleans, V'cksbuig, Shreveiwrt Consult
Agents, 700 15th St. and 006 F st. N. W.
Advl.

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