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NTJMBEB 760.
Yesterday's Circulation, 46,017
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11, 1012.
Sixteen Pages.
PRICE ONECEN1.
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CHILDREN FILL
MIL OF SANTA
WITIUPPEALS
Hundreds Want Him to Re
member Them on Christ
i mas Morn.
QUIT OLD PARTIES
FOR PROGRESSIVE,
T
TUFT m TIKE
LEGAL CHAIR AT
t-1
OF 1 WREN
SEEN IN FLAMES
FORCE FOURTH
TO CHOP JOB
CONFERENCE HEARS
nmc ws
REASURY ROWS
M'COMBS WAVERING
OVER NAMING 0E
INAUGURAL HEAD
Influence of Financial Interests Now Turned
Against Local Man as Fight Grows
More Bitter.
HIS ALMA HATER
I BENEFIT AT POLI'S
WILL SWELL FUND
(Theater Manager Selects Tuesday
Afternoon Next to Aid St.
t Nicholas Girl.
The St Nicholas Olrl'i work grows
ad stows, as the time from now to
Christmas Day draws nearer and
, nearer. More people are Interesting
themselTes In her plan of airing all
the poor children, in Washington at
leaat one day which they can remem
ber the rest of their llres, and aro
coming forward with their contribu
tions of toys and money, and offers
of assistance along other lines.
It Is a One, big, and entirely vol
untary work which the St. Nicholas
Olrl has undertaken; one in which
she is being aided entirely by volun
teer workers, and which Is carried
on by voluntary contributions from
the kind-hearted people in Washing
ton to whom she appeals from day to
day through the columns of The
Times.
Poli Tenders Receipts.
Yesterday a substantial offer of as
sistance waa contained In the following
Utter:
New Haven, Conn.. November 8.
Deaf SL Nicholas Olrl:
My Washington manager. James
Thatcher, 'has told me ot the won
4errul work vou are doing In Wash
ington, In giving those poor llttla
.children a Christmas treat, and I
wrlto to -congratulate -yon upon yur
work, and to sav to you that I have
wired Mr. Thatcher to turn over to
vou and v6ur committee my theater
in Washington tor the afternoon ct
Tuesday, December 16. a percentage
St that afternoon's receipts for your
t. Nicholas work.
Assuring vou of mv Interest In the
cause, I am.
Very truly yours,
8. 55. POM.
Everybody who Is the least bit In
terested In the work the Ht. Nicholas
Olrl Is doing for the little unfortunate
children of the city Is earnestly urged
to bear this date In mind, and to so
arrange their engagements that they
may attend the matinee on that after
noon. Task is Colossal.
The St. Nicholas Olrl has undertaken
the most colossal task that has ever
bsen planned In Washington: that of
providing Christmas gifts for 10,000 poor
children In the National Capital. Homo
body said there were not that many
children In Washington who were so
poor that Santa Clans passed thnm
by. Come Into The Times office, you
Hi? d cPtlcal and see for your
51 i.t?!(Vh1e. or two.of ,no hundreds
SLtI"MS2 that come lno Tho Times
1r?hhV0,n" th" &$&&
aOifjAX0?1 ot more than a hun
dred letters that came yesterday which
howa how this movement Is having
In Washington who have a 1 ttle bit of
human sympathy in tlielr make-up:
My dear St. Nicholas Girl:
The shawl I am sending jou be
longed to a dear old grandmother
who has gone to heaven, will you
see that It reaches that other grand
mother? My good wishes for her
and your own happy Christmas goes
with It.
No name was signed to this letter
which came to the St. Nleholss (llrl
alongwltha beautiful soft white shoulder
shawl, which some one's loving hands
had knit, and which somebody's dear
grandmother had worn until she laid
aside earthly garments for her heaven
ly robes. The poor little note that was
scrawled to the St. Nicholas Olrl sev
eral days ago. begging her to "send
something to grandma," is answered,
.. .... ,tifa (rif, lu nt nil 1h.ii.
reader of The Times, touched by th!-'
earnest appeal, has sent a comfortable
fl
Piair Ol leil ami uuinaniu B.ipi.ers lor
kid frnitmntlifti find n nlon tvnem
,ii,n ................ , -- - "-. "
wrapper, wnicu win nu sem ner on
Christmas morning, when the unselfish
little granddaughter receives her own
bag of love.
One of the most touehlng appeals
that has come In the St. Nicholas Girl's
mall la this one, which speaks elo
quently of poverty, and desires unful
filled: Bear Santa:
t am a little boy 6 ears old.
Please bring me some toys, to play
with. I can't walk because I um
. paralys. I have been paralys for
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST l'Cm THE Dlo..tiCT.
Cloudy and colder tonight and Thurs
day. TEMPERATURES.
II. 8. BUREAU. I AKPLECK'S.
sa. m 8 a. m
flu m ' 0 a. m 47
10 a." m 43 10 a. in 48
11 u m 45 11 a. in (0
j noon 40 12 noon !
1 p. m 4d 1 v. m 4J
l,. m i s p. m 49
TIDE TABLE.
Todav High tide, 3:07 a. in and 3:31 p.
m.i low tide. 10:13 a. m. and 10.60 p. in.
Tomorrow-High tide. 3:43 a. m. and
4:10 p. m.; low tide, 10:53 a. m. and 11:19
p. in.
SUN TABLE.
Bun rle 709 I Sun ,et,
...1.31
Hundreds Enthusiastic Over Plans of Bull
Moose Workers in Chicago
Prepare Resolutions.
NATIONAL COMMITTEEMEN
PREPARING FOR ACTION
BY JUDSON
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. Its enthusiasm not half ex
hausted after the all-day and long night sessions yester
day, the Progressive party's national conference was re
sumed this morning with a general session, while the
national committee went to work in executive session,
working out planB for organization, propaganda, etc.
With fully 1,200 persons in attendance, the conference
now is accepted by all Btripes of politicians as quite the
most remarkable affair of its kind that politics ever has
known. Testimony has been brought from State after
State that the mass of the Republican party and a vast
proportion of Democrats are
in a bodyto the Progressives.
That' the new party will
and will make a vastly stronger fight
In the Congressional elections of 1914
than it was able to do this year, is
accepted on all hands. Throughout
the middle and far west, especially. Re
publicans arc going Into hibernation,
recognising that their chance. Is at an
ind. and that the coming contests are
going to be between the Progressives
and the Democrats.
Last night's banquet was unique. Fif
teen hundred men and women sat down
to dinner, , and, thn ehrd the
speakers, who, one' s,iter another litter
ed the triumphant call to open the next
battle at once.
Tho Progressive party. Instead of be
ing an Incident, an ephemeral move
ment of a single contest, the voicing of
a spasmodic protest. Is established as a
fixed and permanent factor In the na
tional situation. There could be no un
certainty on this point. In the mind of
anybody who heard the speeches of
esterday, last night and today.
Southerners Enthusiastic.
The Southern contingent Is particu
larly enthusiastic, though there was one
jarring Incident that caused some, re
grets. A Southern figure In the move
ment who didn't get a chance to talk
at the sessions yesterday, became In
censed because a colored man, Hayes,
from Virginia, was called upon for a
speech, and made a hlghlv successful
one. The disaffected white man later
took off his badge and was determined
to withdraw from the party, but later
cooled off and thought better of It.
That Colonel Roosevelt Is the certain
leader of the part for the 1916 right,
and that nothing short of his own
positive declination can keep him from
being the nominee for President, was
made plain by the greetings he nun
received whenever he has apiwared, as
well as by the private expressions of tho
members of the conference. There lias
Indeed been no thought of any other
course.
Colonel Is Silent.
Colonel Roosevelt has mode no ex
pression of his own on this point, save
thst which was contained In his set
speech of yesterday, to the effect that
the question of leadership would be
determined by fhc developments of tho
next year or two. In fact, lion ever,
In the mind of this gathering, there Is
no question of leadership at all. Tho
present leadership will bt continued
because nobody hus a thought of chang
ing It.
Nevada Only Missing.
Whin senator Dixon called tho session
to order he announced that every State
In the Union except Nevada was repre
sented. "The national committee, In truth,"
he said, "Is u UUln overwhelmed with
the numbers who have accepted Its In
vitation, and has not had time on Its
own account to meet as yet."
The experience exchanges were con
(Continued on Fourth Psge.)
SENATE COMMITTEE
OPPOSES PENSIONS
Retirement Pay for Presidents Not
Favored by Appropria
tions Board.
That the Senate Committee on Ap
propriations will refUKe td make any
provision In the legislative, executive,
and Judicial bill, similar to the one pro
posed In the House committee by Con
gressman llurlenon, and tinned down,
giving retirement imv to former Presi
dents, was learned today. The Appro
priations Committee of the Senate took
up the legislative bill In a preliminary
way.
It did not consider the question of
pensioning former Piesldents. but well
Informed members of the committee
my they do not expect any action fav
orable to that sort of thing.
0. WELUVER.
on the verge of coming over
be thoroughly organized,
OF
BY EXPLODING GAS
Woman 63 Years Old Suc
cumbs in Hospital to Body
and Internal Injuries.
Mrs. Jennie V. Illschorf. sixty-three
years old. died ot 4 o'clock this morn.
Ing In the, Emergency Hospital from
burns received twelve hours before
when her clothing caught fire from a
gas stove In her home. 4H K Btreet
northwest. Mrs. Blschoff was the wife
of the late John W. Hlschoff, the blind
organist of the FlrBt Congregational
Church.
When Mrs. Hlschoff went to light tho
stove, there was an explosion caused
by gas which had accumulated In the
oven. The flames set fire to her cloth
Ing and also spread to the furniture.
The aged woman heroically beat out the
flames In her dress and then screamed
for help. Several neighbors wero at
traded to the house. Mrs. Blschoff had
fallen to the floor, hut she instructed
those who came to her assistance to
first put out the binning furniture and
woodwork.
Mrs. Blschoff's arms, shoulders, chest,
and face were badly burned, and it Is
believed she also Inhaled tho flames.
Mrs. Ulschoff Is survived by a daughter,
who lives In Philadelphia.
WELLER IS BOOSTED
FOR COMMISSIONER
Citizens Urge His Appointment
to President for District
Board.
The name of Michael I. Wcller was
proposed to President Taft today for
nppolntmnt as District Commission
er by a delegation headed by Uvan II.
Tucker. James I.. Parsons, and Albeit
rVhultcls.
Hlnce the President has deckled to
go to Panama December 19, It Is e
peotcd tliut tho appointment of Dis
trict Commissioners will be allowed
to go over until nfter IiIh return.
The terms of Commissioner P.udolph
and Commissioner Johnson dn not ex
pire until nfter the first of the yeui.
It Is probable that the President will
in tn-I"0'. dennKe'v decided what he
l7j2dBi 'j? off.er. Engineer Commls
?.?r Jud''on before he returns from
ernor of the Canal Zone the wav will
iope,n for, the I'realdent to appoint
Colonel Judson to one of tho nun
crus IcKstr positions In the District
to which much lesYanslblllty will be
attached.
Threaten Strike.
SPRINGFIELD. HI. Dec. tl.-Unless
two men discharged In tho car shops of
the Chicago and Alton railroad hero are
reinstated by Thuisday. Sou men em
Ployed In tho shoos throughout tho sys.
tern threaten to strike. The general
officers of the International Car Work
ers' linlnn are here, and have Indorsed
the stand taken by the men. ,
Fifty Million Tons of Dynamite Ex.
ploded In construction of the Panama
canal. Now at Its most Interesting and
Instructive stage. Best reached bv
Southern Railway through New of.
& r-.tCN.sw.-JfSvt' 7& Ulh " nd
WIDOW
Nine Injured, Three May
Die, When Big Hotel
Burns.
LOSS ESTIMATED
AT TWO MILLION
Skyscraper and Eight Business
Houses Are Badly
Damaged.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 11. Six women
are thought to have been killed and
three were Injured so badly that they
are expected to die In a fire extin
guished today after it destroyed the
Gibson House Hotel and gutted the
seventeen-story Union Trust build
ing and several nearby structures.
Six other persons Injured are ex
pected to recover. The loss Is es
timated at $2,000,000.
The women thought to have per
ished were seen at an early hour to
day at the windows of an upper
story of the skyscrspper by firemen,
and have not been reported rescued.
Soon after they appealed for help
the flro broke away from the flre
mon's control and enveloped the up
per ten stories of the doomed build
ing, destroying every vestige of fur
niture and wood In tho huge steel
ribbed marble staircased structure
and firemen are now searching for
their bodies.
The injured are:
List of Injured.
Henry PotUbaum, night chief of no
lle, leg stialned while aiding In res
cues.
Arch Johnson, fireman, right arm
broken.
Joseph Frede, fireman, arm broken by
fire hose.
Mrs. Jinnlc Hendricks, building em
ploc, suffering from exposure; ut hos
pital; may die.
John Mulloney, Uellcvue, Ky.. Janitor,
suffering from smoke suffocation: taken
to city hospital; ma die.
Mrs Josephine Donnektr, fifty, suffer
ing from exposure; taken to city hos
pital; mas die.
Mlse Kate Hascrelt, suffering from
suffocation, will recover.
Charles Degman, firemen, cut about
b'Mly by full down marble stairway of
skyscraper.
William Becker, fireman, broken arm.
The origin of the Hre, the greatest
known In Cincinnati's fashionable shop
ping, hotel, and hanking district, re
sulted from a bonfire built by a work
man remodeling the Gibson Hotel. This
blaze caught the rear of the Gibson
House, which was occupied by sixty
guests. Many thrilling rescues were
executed.
Search In Suins.
Searchers today are groping through
the ruins of the skyscraper and eight
business buildings destroveil. firemen
and police are seeking the missing
uiouKii no Domes nave neon recovered
up to noon The tear-stained faces of
nrotheis rnd fear-stricken relatives urge
tho searchers to their best efforts.
Police I.leut. Thomas Hall was the
hero of tho lire. With full knowledge
that he wus risking his life In a pos
sible collapse of the building he ran an
elevator live times up through fourteen
stories of the fnlon Trust Building,
each time descending with a cage full
of hysterical scrub women. Only four
of them were hurt and those slightly.
Telephone Operator
Arouses Neighborhood
In Danger of Fire
HHAUON, Pa.. Dec. II. Miss Clara
Johnson, u telephone operator, arnUBed
the neighborhood and volunteers lit
tempted to check a lire which destroyed
the general store of W. II. Blgler n
Hendersomllle, Mercer county, during
the night. The loss was 10.ouo Mrs.
John Wright nnd her daughter, who oc
cupied apartments In the building, '
cupeil through a second story window
In their night clothes.
Ninety Rescued.
PKORtA. III.. Dec. ll.-Nlnety patients
v. ere carried to safety by sisters when
tire broke out In Ht. Francis' Hospital
todav. It wus believed that all wera
saved.
ASKS FOR GUNS
TO PROTECT CITY
General Bixby Urges Fortifica
tion of Cape
,. Henry.
Fortification of Cane Ilenrv nlih n
Initial appropriation of 150 000 was
asked today by Gen. W. II. Blxby, chief
nf onainpnra ivhn nnnau...... ft.-..--
subcommittee of the House Approprta-
..iin ,-ui.himiiu. wMitii m now prepar
ing the fortifications bill. '
It Is Intended that the capo shall he
fftrtltlArl nlfh puna iirhlu ...... :
.w...,u ...... ... I.,,,,,, nuum over
look tho mouth of Chesapeake bay and
urr a. . i.;v.in n n,uiliai ttllUCK Upon the
flttnal-itl IllwKv amrA n -.. .
. iic. hi .jiau, anncu n. (.uitaj ut ID Ore
llibn f7f.nn.iYi fne tits. fnptlMn..il.H- . -
the United States and lti poweialona.
Dr. T. F. S. Marshall Resigns
as Superintendent of
Supplies.
O. H. BRIQGS TO BE
HIS SUCCESSOR
Former Postofflce Department
Official Now Acting in
Place.
Following In the wake of the resig
nations of A. Piatt Andrew, Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury; Lee
McClung, Treasurer of tho United
States; Gideon C. Bants, Assistant
Treasurer; Dr. T. F. 8. Marshall,
superintendent of supplies of the
Treasury, administrative head of the
general supply committee, and rep
resentative of Secretary MacVcagh
on the committee, will leave the
Government employ December 15.
He la the fourth subordinate officer
to leave the Treasury admittedly be
cause of lack of sympathy with the
administration of Secretary Mac
Veagh. Now On Leave.
Or. Marshall Is now on leac. Though
oKrtally his resignation waa voluntary,
and he bears the record of a good and
efficient ofnetr. the path of the General
Rupply Committee has not been a lied
of roses, ard It Is known that Secre
tary of the Treasury MacVcagh ns
not entirely satisfied.
It was because of a lack of s mpathy
that Dr. Marshall resigned. It Is under
stood. His future plans are not knouu,
though It Is said he Intends to go Into
private business.
O. JI. Brlggs. .foftner purchasing agent
of l.'xj Poatofflci- Department., has lnen
made acting superintendent of supplies,
and Is administrative hend of the sup
ply committee and representative of
the Secretary. When D. Marshall's of
lice becomes technically vncaut. he will.
It Is understood, be appointed superin
tendent of supplies. In the appointment
of Mr. Brlggs, Secretary MacVeajh
sought n man who uould keep In closer
touch with him nnd he uould be In
full smpath with his administration
and his Ideas, on the committee.
Not To Be Chanted.
There will be no reorganization nf the
committee. It Is u body composed ot
representatives from each of tho Gov
ernment departments, and adtlscB fS
Secretary of the Treasury as to con
tracts for supplies fo rthe entire Gov
ernment service. It Is the committer's
business to standardize all supplies, and
It has made rapll stildes In this dlrec
tfon, saving the Government a good bit
of money. When It began business tho
Ooernment used ono hundred different
kinds ot pen points. Now there are half
a dosen or so varieties.
Complaints against the commttteo
have been rather frequent by depart
ments and bureaus that desired a par
ticular kind of nrtkle, and that had
been used to making its onn purchases.
The Public Printer charged that oil pur
chased by the commttteo damaged the
machinery nt the big print shop. The
committee. However, has kept steadily
at work, and has standardized one ar
ticle after another. In the meantime
complaints shower down by disgruntled
contractors and the departments.
Congress has taken up the matter nnd
Is now thrashing out these cumplalnts
and considering new legislation.
TRY "TURKEY TROT"
FOR CHARITY'S SAKE
Philadelphia Society Disregards
Code in Benefit for
Hospital.
PHIUADKM'HIA. Dec. ll.-Kormall-ties
wero enst to the four winds last
r.lght by a host of happv oung mem
hi rs of society, ho reveled In tho
"turkey trot" and the "chicken Hip"
under the very eyes of their parents
and the most stern leaders of society,
who glided In more sedate dances In an
other room of tho new Uellcvue Gar
dens.
Charity has Dcen tno motive mat
prompted countless entertainments
which have proven notable social tunc
lions. rri.A i.nrf.,. nt anplf.ti' deeree.1 tnnt for
onro this season the tail bars which pro-
hlblt the popuinr ounces mown do low
ered. When and wVre was a moment
ous question, and ic decision was thut
the ball, dinner and entertnlnment for
the Jefferson Hospital, the Willing Day
Nursery and the Tranclsvale Home
should be the time, and atop the Belle-vue-Btratford
should be the place,
Brown Indorses Abbott
As Indian Commissioner
Senator Brown of Nebraska called at
the White House yesterday to urge the
appointment of Fred H. Abbott as Indian
commissioner. Mr. addoh is now act
ing commissioner, having had charge of
the office since the resignation of
Robert Valentine. It Is believed Ab
bott will be allowed to retain the nosl
tlon until the 'close of the Administra
tion, and that possibly the President
will not send In an appointment.
JORDAN AND HIS BACKERS
HURRY OVER TO NEW YORK
By THEODORE TILLER.
Tremendous pressure brought by opposition bankers
today jeopardized Eldridge E. Jordan's chances of be
coming the chairman of the inaugural committee and
placed William F. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic
national committee, in wavering attitude.
The fight over the chairmanship has grown so bitter
that Mr. Jordan and several of his backers including Mr.
Costello left for New York last night. The opponents of
Mr. Jordan, it is learned, have enlisted against him Frank
A. Vanderlip, a powerful figure in the so-called Standard
Oil group of financiers, and head of the National City
Bank, of New York. It is learned that when Mr. Van
derbilt was in Washington S aturday, as was Mr. Mc
Combs, the banker told the national chairmun, "I would
PLACES BAN ON
BEER INKER
Samuel T. Kalbfus Gives
Reasons for Opposing
New Regulation.
The regulation forbidding, after Janu
ary 1. the sale of beer In buckets to be
drunk other than ut the place where
sold, wus udnpted by tho Police Hoard,
It wns learned today, by a majority
vote, Samuel T. Kalbfus dissenting.
The reason given by Mr. Kalbfus In
voting against the regulation Is that If
tho "growler" trade Is objcctlonablu In
Individual Instances and In certain
neighborhoods It can be regulated by
the board, and that no necessity exists
for a aeneral prohibition. In the adop
tion of the ordinance, the board, accord
ing to William P. Richards, chairman
ex-ofllclo, was Influenced by both' the
allied liquor Interests and the Anti
Saloon League. The saloon men have
given It their support for the reason
that there Is little profit In the bucket
tiade, while it Is advocated by the Antl
Huloon eLaguc on the ground that the
"growler" Is a demoralising force.
Sentiment among liquor men regard
ing the ordinance, however. Is far from
being unanimous. Proprietors of saloons
and wholesale places who have a largo
wholesale bucket trade, are opposed to
It. of course, from n business Mand
polnt and argue further that It will not
result In a decrease In the consumption
of beer
The Excise Ifnurri h.r.lnfnr. i... . .i
ellnid to prohibit the lnnket trade on
the ground that It wus without au
thorlty of law. The recent opinion of
the District Court of Anneals reversing
tho decision of the Probute Court In
the Gelger case, however, holds tlm
the board Is possessed of exclusive au
thority under Congress In granting
licenses and the general regulation of
the liquor tiarTlc.
NEW MURDER FARM
MYSTERY PROBED
Michigan Woman Has Confessed
Poisoning Mrs.
Singel.
LAN8INO, Mich., Dec. 11,-Pollce to.
du- were digging for bodies In the cel
lar of the "House of Mveter)," home
of Mrs Mary Lucas, nttnrney, tho con
fessed murderer of Mrs. Paulino Singel.
Tho police assert that their Investlga
ton will disclose a case rivaling the
famous "muidcr furm" of Mrs. Louise
Guiltless.
the digging In the cellar disclosed
quicklime In one coii.er, the police the
ory being that this was used to destroy
bodies burled thure. Mrs. Lucus today
denied being linpllcuted In uny of the
crimes of wlilch tho police Biispect her.
with tho exception of tho Mrs Hlngel
murder. She has admitted placing poi
son In coffee which Bho gavo to Mrs.
tilngcl to drink, but claims Justification
for her act.
Tho authorities today centered their
investigation upon the mysterious dis
appearance seven months ugn of Carl
Miller, a boarder In the Lucas home.
They assert Mrs. Lucas attempted to
obtain possession of Miller's property
alter his disappearance.
Going Home For Xmii?
Reduced rates via Atlantic Coast Line.
Ofnce 1406 New York Ave., Thone Main
IM,-Advt.
like (o help ou pick an Inaugural
chairman."
Powerful influences liac been at
work in tlic inaugural chairmanship
tight, nnd Chairman McCombs Is about
to go back on his original decision to
make Mr. Jordan the chairman.
Such disconcerting news came from
Tmjw York at midnight that the friends
of Mr. Jordan hae "gone to the front
today," In what they term a tight
against "the Standard Oil group of
bankers In Washington."
John V. Costello, District national
committeeman, will Insist that his
recommendation In favor of Mr. Jor
dan shall stand.
Under the Surface Facts.
The under-the-surface story of the
chairman fight, which la bigger than
mere political or social rivalry, runs as
folluws:
The anti-Jordan group In Washington,
men who have long played an im
portant part In Inaugural ceremonies,
hae reached the stage where they are
Hilling to accept "almost anybody ex
cept Jordan."
Thomas Nelson Page, the author, has
been sounded out on a hint from New
lork hindquarters and Mr. Page didn't
want the place. J. J. Darlington Is also
understood to have been the recipient
h,u ',,J,aL1Ve offer ot the chairman
snip, put, he, too. looked unfavorably
upon tha suggestion.
V, hen the name of Mr. Jordan was
first proposed, he uas rather a receptive
uindlute. and did not Intend to indulge
III a contest for the place. Later, after
Jordan had recelcd the O. K. of Cos
tello and McCombs, business and poli
tical rivals concentrated their tire upon
tho young banker and began to pull the
wires between this city and New York.
Powerful Influences at Work.
The opposition to Jordan is fnstercd
by powerful local Influences, which the
former's friends fear have at last had
nn effect upon the national chalnnan
nnd which are about to cuuso him to
reverse himself.
An emissary from the anti-Jordan
group of tlnarclers was unable to mako
anv impression upon District Commit
teeman Costello or upon n special rep-
itnrmamo w nom nucomox sent to
Washington to look over the rltuatlon.
The Joidan opposition then went hlghr
mi uruuKiii preisure upon McCombs
himself, and it Is iellubl n ported that
iinderllp has tukm n hand in tho In
niuuriil chairmanship controversy. Ef-
fOl (H lre lllsn bllntr tmwln In Anita
Cleveland -Dodge, long-tlmo friend of
I Governor Wilton, against Jordan.
Hay Await Wilson.
Tnless Chairman McCombs settles the
spiiltcd battle one way or another to
day, the entile mutter probably will
hang lire until President-elect Wilson
ict in ns from Bermuda early next week.
....." -halrtnan McCombs camo to
Washington a few days ago he was
Wiin.,0lU .fj;r,l,rct,.v" " the Capital situ
anon. After he had been hem a short
ni 'Jl'S "imi""el. In rather non
plus.ed fashion:
ni!,do?.,,J.mdor",an1 tnls exactly. The
entlro light seems to be among bank-
'Now- that this wire-pulling has be
gun." said a friend of Joi dun today.
filf, Uatu,r.a,."y ioeH not n to bede
feated. although he took a more or less
cursory Interest In the matter when his
SS'eiev.i11;" "Kested. It really
an eleventh-hour struggle between a
i.2VS.1i?.n.lier "d ol(,',r 'Wanders who
m.? '.". 1Jeen eons-ulte'l In such
matters heretofore. It is an open ee
cret In financial circles that Joidun Is
opposed by men Identified with 8tnn
ilard Oil nnam.es In New York and In
tho Capital."
Indicates Bitter Feeling.
The presenco In New York today of
Jordan, Costello and other leprcsenU
lives of tho Jordan faction Is sufllolent
Indication of tho bitterness of tho chair
manship row now In progress.
Chairman McCombs wus expected to
announce his decision yesterday. Last
night word camo that he wns waver
ing somowhat that he, didn't know Just
what to do under the muddled state
of nffulrs, nnd all factions "uot busy."
One of two things may be expected
today:
Chairman McCombs will name either
Mr. Jordan or a "dark horse." or tho
wholo controversy will await tho loturn
of President-elect Wilson from Uer
muda. In any event tho greatest stiuggle
ever wagged for control of the In
augural chairmanship and locul Demo
cratic politics. Is now In progiess, and
Till1. "','? "oe certain prestige at tha
White House.
Kent Professorship at Yale
Being Favorably Consider
ed by the President.
PRIVATE PRACTICING
OF LAW NOT FAVORED
Chief Executive Is Known to Op
pose Idea of Opening Office
in Cincinnati.
President Taft has been offered
and will probably accept the Kent
professorship of Yale University
when his term in the White House
Is ended. The Kent professorship,
with a salary of 15,000 a year, Is the
highest In the roll of Yale honors,
and the President feels that it holds
the dignity commensurate with a
former President.
The offer of the professorship
came several days ago since when
the President has been considering It
deeply. He has talked with his most
Intimate friends over the matter and
today It became known that he looks
with entire favor on the offer.
Question of Dignity.
It has been known for some time that
President Taft does not like the Idea
of resuming private practice In Cin
cinnati. The Inconveniences Incident to
such a practice he does not think be
fitting the dignity of a former Presi
dent. Since his defeat nt the polls the Presi
dent has received a number of offers
some of which offer much larger mone
tary returns than the Yale professor
ship. Those who have held the "chair
before, however, have been men of such
calibre that the President does not think
It would lower his dignity to take tho
place left by them. Th last holder of
the professorship waa Edward John
Fhelps, one of the most noted lawyers
In the country, who died In 1900.
Saves Part of Salary.
HI nee he has been In the White House
President Taft has saved a portion ot
his salary every year, and It Is esti
mated that one third of It went Into
Investments and banks. Ills private in
come, after leaving tho White House,
has been estimated at 18,000 a year ex
clusive of what he might received from
the professorship or any other position.
The Kent professorship will cover lec
tures on both International and consti
tutional law. and would afford the
President a wide field for Interpretation.
He has remarked to friends. In view of
the famous lawyers who have held the
post, that he considered tho offer most
flattering.
MAN HIT BY TRAIN
DIES OF INJURIES
Inmate of Lutheran Home Found
Fatally Hurt By Police
man. Frank Andrews, fifty-nine years old,
an inmate of the National Lutheran
Home, Wlnthrop Heights. D. C, died
early today in Sibley Hospital from" In
juries received last evening when h
was t-truck bv a Baltimore nnd Ohio
train near Montello.
No one witnessed the accident, but It
Is thought Andrews was walking on
the trucks at the time. He was found
lying beside the tracks shortly after C
o'clock by Policeman Wall, of the Ninth
precinct. Wall hailed the driver of a
passing automobile, who took the In
jured man to the hospital.
At the hospital It was found Andrews
had received a fractured skull, broken
collar bone and was also suffering from
internal Injuries. It Is believed Andrews
was struck bv an Incoming pastenger
train.
"Beware of Typhus
Fever," Is Warning
"Beware of typhus fevei."
This was the warning sent out to tho
people of the United States by tho Pub
lic Health Service and which is now be
lg disseminated In every city In
pamphlet form.
Typhus fever. It has recently heen
discovered. Is Identical to Brills disease.
An epidemic now exists In the slums of
New York in mild form.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SUNATE.
Senate met at noon.
Judge Archbnld trial resumed ut 1:30.
Omnibus claims bill taken up.
Plans of Uemocrnts for preventing
confirmations.
Semite will not provide, retirement
puy for former Presidents.
Foreign Relations Committee will re
port diplomatic appointments for
confirmation.
HOUSE.
House met at noon.
Routine bills nn Wednesday calendar
were considered.
Money trust Investigation resumed.
Tho Now Haven Rullroad Inquiry con
tinued. Admlial Standforth appeared before
the naval nffulrs committee.
Appropriation rommlttcu considered
formication MIL

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