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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUAEY 25 1013.
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WHITE UN'S
ASSAILANT TO
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Green Sentenced to Death for
His Prutal Attack Upon
Mrs; Grant..
BANK DEFAULTER
GOES TO PRISON
Three Years Is Term for Which
Humphries Is Sentenced by
Court.
Dilh on the gallows on March 21
for, Nathaniel Green, colored, assail
ant 'of Mrs. Adelaide E. Grant,-and
three years In the penitentiary for
John, Edward Humphries, self-confessed
.forger and defaulter of about
$36,W0 vorth of bank funds, were
Beatences Imposed by Justice Staf
ford, In Criminal Court No. 1 today.
Humphries, who was formerly note
teller at the Commercial National
Bank, pleaded guilty last week to
seveotyjone counts Included In three
Indictments" Involving peculations
while h'e was employed at the Na
tiosil City Bank and later at the
Cjmrnt
aerclal National Bank. The
maximum penalty on all counts was
6t.years in the penitentiary.
jvrf Recommended Penalty.
'jSreen Jpleaded guilty- to felonious ab--jilt.
Mrs. Grant, but Justice Staf
lord refused to accept the plea, and
placed the defendant on trial. He was
"coavlctedin'a the jury recommended the
death penalty.
Jaappal to the .Court of Appeals has
-. pontes tldn being that the court erred"
infant accepting the plea, of guilty and
litafweing sentence on that" plea; In
jtaiaUis sentence today Justice Stafford
.cxpwnea mat ne set uje uaie oi me
-execution nearly, two months hence in
order to penult' the arguments on the
appeal.
"Before-Green was brought Into court.
Justice Stafford ordered that all persons
unable to And seats should leave. A
dozen deputy marshals and policemen
were scattered about the room to pre
vent any hostile demonstration.
Worse Than .Murder."
JuBt'.c,' Stafford described Green's
crime as "worse than murder" and de
clared that in this thirty years' experi
ence in courts none so horlble have ever
come to his knowledge. He disposed
cf the legal objections raised by the
defendant's counsel by reading a lengthy
opinion. Jn taking up the case of Humphries,
who "was accompanied by his father.
William D. Humphries, who was on
the grand Jury that indicted him, and
his counsel, A. S. Wortnlngton. the
court- asserted that he has "found this
a most painful case," and one that
he wished could be disposed of by tak
ing into consideration wnat would be
the best for the young banker.
The case should be dealt with so that
the crime of the young roan and his
punishment would be an example to
show that no matter how well con
nected such an offender might be. he
could not expect to escape punishment.
He said that he would be as lenient
as his duty to his oath would permit.
Other Cases Continued.
The ccurt passed sentence on only one
count in the indictment charging for
gery. The remaining seventy counts
in the three indictments were continued
on the docket.
Before sentence was imposed, J. J.
Darlington, who was general counsel
for the Commercial National Bank at
the time the defalcation was discov
ered, made a few remarks in behalf
of the young man.
He said that he was Impressed by
the fact that fdr two years prior to
the discovery of the Irregularities Hum
phries has misappropriated no funds.
He said he never knew the young
banker until he heard his confession
last summer.
Tears came into Humphries' eyes
and he seemed dazed when sentence
was Imposed. He groped about for
his chair, but a deputy marshal took
him by the arm and led him down
stairs to the "hold-over."' His father,
who had sat beside him with bowed
head during the proceedings, then
arose and walked dejectedly from
the-court room. Humphries was taken
to the District Jail this afternoon
and with the next batch of prisoners
will be taken to the Federal penlterf
tlary at Atlanta.
The peculations of Humphries, who
is twenty-nine years old. covered a
period "extending from January 17.
1810. to August IE. 191S. Tho forg
eries executed In 1912 were elmrlv
to cover ud Irregularities committed
two years before.
Humphries was araigned before
United States Commissioner A. 8.
Taylor on August I, last, and waa
inoictea aooui tnree weeas ago. j
LEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Generally fair tonight and Sunday;
temperature about freezing.
TEMPERATURES.
U. 8- BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
1a.m.
a. m.
10 a. m.
11 8. m.
1 noon.
! p. m.,
2 p. m.
42 S a. m.
9 a. m.
42
44
10 a. m.
11 a. m..
12 noon.
1 n. m.,
?
60
62
I : p. m..
TIDE TABLE.
High tides, 10:20 a. m. and 10:41 p. m.
Low tidM, :: a. m. and 4:12 p. m.
UN MARCH
Cream Fuffs Denied
Admirals of Future
ANNAPOLIS, Jan. 2i Following
a recent order which restricted"
to a small quantity the amount
of candy which a midshipman
might consume, Superintendent
Gibbons has decreed that no
"confectionery, ice cream,
pastry or cream puffs" may be
delivered to the young naTal
lads.
This means that the consumption
of sweets is practically limited
to the midshipmen who get their
names -on the good conduct list,
and who therefore have occa
sional opportunities of Tlslting
Annapolis. v v
Jusi why the special bna against
cream puffs is laid is sot
known, but they are specifically
outlawed.
IS TO DEI D
CANAL LAW REPEAL
Adamson Says He Will Ask
That Tolls Be Levied on
Coastwise Vessels.
Repeal of that part of the Panama
Canal act granting free tolls to coast
wise vessels will be one of the first
requests of President TV'Ilson to Con
gress., This was the prediction today
oi (jnairxnan Adamson oi me House
Interstate Commerce Commltteewhlch
framed the Panama law. He issued a
formal statement criticising the present-dispute
with Great Britain.
"Secretary' Knox not only declare
outright, that the' exemption of coastwise
ships from tolls is a subsidy," Adamson
declared, "but he proves It by mathe
matical demonstration. 1 am afraid
that Earl Greyfwlll reply that Mr.
Knox makes manifest a discrimination
'against the shipping, of other nations.''
.Declares It Subsidy.
Chairman Adamson declared that the
TOirtwIie-tfide-iKemptfonls-'aL 'complete
subsidy. -. V "
"Therefore, .England may Justly comf
plain that subsidies must be equal to
all nations", or eiae there is a discrimi
nation" he said. "But I am not half as
much concerned "about .England's com
plaint as. I am about the robbery of our
own people.. The subsidy Is unfair, Im
moral and a discrimination in favor of
an opulent special interest.
"The Jingoes have tried to blind the
people to the real Issue. The true Issue
for us to determine Is. shall we rob our
own people by an unjust discrimination
to enrich this coastwise ship trust.
"It looks very foolish and unprofita
ble to maintain any tow with England
to defend the" immoral .and unjust rob
bery of our Treasury and the masses
of our people to cbnter benefits-upon a
special interest."
Chairman Adamson has always, bitter
ly opposed the free ship idea.
Division of Democrats.
The assertion of Secretary of State
Knox that the grant of free tolls is
a subsidy threatens to precipitate an
unexpected division in the attitude of
Democrats toward free tolls.
The Democratic attitude has long been
against ship subsidy. Nevertheless, un
der another guise, a plank was Included
In the Baltimore platform favoring free
tolls for American coastwise traffic.
Unwilling to defy the party platform
many Democrats have silently gone
their way. not protesting against the
free clause In the Panama canal act.
But, now that Secretary Knox calls
free tolls a subsidy pure and simple,
a number of Democrats have become
very uneasy.
Complicated Situation.
The situation Is complicated by the
fact that If Democratic strength were
to be given to a repal of the free tolls
clause, the end sought by Senator Root,
the Democrats will be playing Into the
hands of the "old guard" Republicans,
and, according to a familiar charge,
will also be playing into the hands of
Canadian railroad interests.
Secretary Knox's note contained one
other statement which has added to
this troubled situation. For the first
time It was officially declared that
the anticipated amount nf American
coastwise traffic had been taken into
consideration and that the require
ments of the canal in the matters
of interest operation and mainten
ance had been met by figuring the
revenue which all the tonnage would
produce and then lopping from this
total the proportion that American
tonnage would pay had not free tolls
been granted.
"Dr. Brandt," Jailed in
Ohio, Not Pension Man
News has been received here from
Cincinnati, that Dr. J. S. Brandt, who
said he was a physician, of Washington,
was sent to prison in Cincinnati, ap
parently temporarily Insane. All efforts
to locate Dr. Brandt today failed. Dr.
William E. Brandt, connected with the
Pension Office here. Is apparently In
good health and Is attending to busi
ness. Seeks Information
On "Desk" Generals
Disclosure of the number and names
of "desk" generals and "swlvel-chalr
warriors" who have had soft snaps in
the War Department or Elsewhere with
out smelling gunpowder was demanded
today by Congressman Evans of Illinois.
He Introduced a resolution In the House
directing the Secretary of War to give
the complete record of every officer
above the rank of colonel, showing
actual service with troops and at a
desk. '
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111 VESSELS
TO
Naval Demonstration Will Be
Before Constantinople by
Allied Fleet. ' .
BRITISH AND ITALIAN
BATTLESHIPS SENT
Balkan Delegates Boast That
Million Men Are Ready to
Resume Fighting.
LONDON, Jan. .25. British and-
Italian warships today were speed
ing through the Mediterranean on
their way to the .Bosphorus, follow
ing the decision of the powers,
through their London ambassadors,
to make a naval demonstration be
fore Constantinople.
United States, Russian, and Ger
man vessels already were in the har
bor, and' the British ships at Malta
and the Italian vessels at San Marco'
were ordered to proceed to Constan
tinople, forthwith.
Peace Delegates to Meet. ,.
While the ambassadors were In ses
sion today at the foreign office, the
Balkan peace delegates, called a con
ference for this afternoon, at which It
was planned to decide on recommenda
tions to be made simultaneously to the
four governments.
The Bulgarians boasted that, in the;
event war. la resumed, there would be
1)000,000 allied troops, Bulgarians, Ser
vians, Greeks,, aad. Montenegrins on the
Chatalja -Jlnes, .white, Turkey would
nave uoi -isere umn- .. oppose
thern. - V - V-' 'Va"1
-Dr. Daneft said that the, Turks. had
"found it impossible; to get the fresh'
troops from Asia Minor to any "posi
tions of effectiveness, should there' be
any more fighting.
Still Talk Of Peace.
Tewflk Pasha, one of the Turkish
peace envoys' today said that It was
unlikely that the Turkish-Balkan peace
negotiations 'would be broken off. He
said that he expected the peace con
ference to bo resumed nelct week.
Rechld Pasha, chlf of the Ottoman
plenipotentiaries said that he, had re
ceived no official recall to Constanti
nople and did not expect to return there
until peace Is concluded.
Earthquake Shakes
Turkish Capital; Is
Held an Evil Omen
CONST ANTINOPLE. Jan. 23. The su
perstitious among the Moslems, were
terrified today by a considerable' earth
quake which shook the city In the early
hours. Walls trembled, windows were
broken, and furniture dislodged by the
shocks, and some declared it was an ill
omen for the Tounk Turkish govern
ment A new national assembly has been
chosen, and Mahmud Sblfkef Pasha,
the grand vlsler, called tne body into
session today for a fresh consideration
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
New York Attorney General to
Take Warrior for Conver
sion of Public Funds.
ALBANY. N. Y Jan. 25. Warrants
for the arrest of General Sickles for
the convertion of public funds was
Issued by Justice Itudd today. It was
taken to New York at noon by At
torney General Carmody. The amount
charged agalnzt Sickles is 123.176.
General Sickles, as chairman of tho
New York State monument commis
sion, which had charge of tho proper
markings or tho positions held by
New York State troops during tho
civil war, had absolute authority
over the funds of that organization.
It was discovered some months ago
that his accounts showed a nhortaga
of more than $20,000 and an account
ing was demanded by the State comp
troller. The shortage was reduced
somewhat and then Sickles made an
arrangement with his wife, from
whom he was estranged, to pay the
deficit.
He made one payment of $3,000 on
account and was to have made good
the remainder of his shortage last
Monday. Instead he sent word that ho
did not have the funds, but promised
to make good as soon ds lie could.
He had made so many promises, how
ever, that criminal action wan decided
on. and tho attorney ceneral today ap
plied for the warrant which was Issued.
WARRANTS OUT FOR
SCKLES
E
TURNS QUERIES
Seeks Authority for Claim He
Receives Pay for Use of
, Name.blnsurance Firms.
EXPLAINS CONNECTION
WITH TWO COMPANIES
eDmands to Know If Redfield
Made Statement, and Seeks
to Fix Responsibility.
Turning from witness to ques
tioner. Judge Ashley M. Gould,- of
the District Supreme Court, sought i
to find out during the insurance In-
vestigtaion before the House District'
Committee today the origin of re
ports that he, the judge, received!
r
money for the use of his name aa an I
officer of the First National andj
Commercial Fire Insurance Com-1
, I
Judge Gould had previously testi
fied that'.he received no money (or
the use of his name, and his testi
mony was a candid explanation of
his business connection with the
companies; and their business af
fairs, in so far as Judge Gould was
acquainted with them.
Judge Quizzes Redfield.
Robert N. Harper, president of the
District National Bank and a director In
the Comercial,- took the witness stand.
aljoat the time the committee adjourned
forluoch., ., , f 3L,vhr, - ,
fc"TCC;ri"--?-iY&i'!T--"--5i ;V".?r ST-Fi "
,iiuuu3u (us icsumoay, saia ue wouia
like f to interrogate Congressman Bed-
neld, one. of the investigators. He
wanted to know. If Mr Redfield had
made the statement before the House
Rules Committee that he, Gould, had
received $5,000 for the use of his name
In the two companies.
Mr. Redfield said there had been a
report to that effect. In a general way,
but nothing definite, was stated.
Sought to Place Responsibility.
Still continuing the reversed positions
of questioner ' and witness. Justice
Gould asked Mr. Redfield to tell him
ftom what source the supposed Informa
tion had come. Mr. Redfield, reminded
the Judge that the session, of the rules
committee, har been an executive one.
but that the statement had been made
in a general manner.
"Would you mind' telling me who told
you?"
"I do not recall that any definite per
son told me that definite thing or that
a definite sum had been named."
"Then you made the statement with
out responsibility?" said Justice Gould.
"I would not sa so."
"That Is all." said Justice Gould. "I
merely wanted to place tho responsi
bility. It Is a matter of great Im
portance to me and very offensive."
Cannot Find the Stock.
Judge Gould did not remember re
ceiving $100 In stock from Tuttle. Wight
man & Dudley. He became connected
with the concern, he said, because of
his interest in Insurance law.
"I understood they wanted a fifth
man In the firm to act as referee in
Kome of their disagreements and I saw
no objection to tills," testified the Jurist.
"They told me stock would be placed
to my name, and I presume it was, but
I do not recall It. I cannot find the
stock." At that time, he continued, the
First National Fire Insurance Company
had not been thought of.
Answering questions by Congressman
Prouty, Judge Gould said he never
thought of his connection with tho un
derwriting firm of Tuttle, Wlghtman &
Dudley as being In conflict with his
connection 'with the Commercial and
First National Companies. Judge Gould
said his dividends from these connec
tions were small.
Mr. Prouty wanted to know what
would be the attitude of Judge Gould in
tho event of a controversy between the
(Continued on Page Twelves
F
PLAN BIG STRIKE
Forty Thousand Men Involved
in Coming Demand for In
crease in Wages.
CI.KVKl.AND. Ohio., Jan. 15That
10,000 firemen on 52 railroads of the
Eastern division may go on strike with,
in tlie next month was the prediction of
one of the general chairmen of the
Btotherhood of Locomotive Firemen on
the Big Four and IVrlc railroads In con
ference today with local unions. Can
vass of the strike vote will be made
February I.
Incrensed wages Is the principal de
mand of the firemen.
According to James V. Tousley, of
ficer of the Cleveland local, the brother
hood now has sufficient funds, to keep
lib members on strike for mony weeks.
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PROBERS
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Photo by G.-'V. Buck.
'. . MRS. MARGARET ZAJd WITCHXR,.
AaShe Appeare At- Write Haa;TMgjJig. , .
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UTAH VISITS TAFT
Mrs. Margaret Witcher Calls on
President After Going in
Electoral Vote.
Mrs. Margaret Zane Witcher, mes
senger from Utah to the President of
the Senate bearing the electoral vote,
of that State, caned on President Tart
today. Mrs. Witcher was one of the
four electors from that State. Shewas
accompanied by Senator Smoot.
Mrs. "Witcher Is the first woman who
has ever been selected as messenger to
bring to the Capitol teh electoral vote
of a State, and is one of the very few
women who have ever been chosen
electors from any State.
Ten Thousand Workers Ready
to Return When Protocol Is
Signed by Employers.
NEW TOItK, Jan. S. The strike of
the waist and dressmakers was finally
settled today when 138 manufacturers
composing the Independent organization
agreed to accept the protocol signed
last week by the members of tho as
sociation. The 10,000 workers In this branch of
the garment trade who remained on
strike when the 20,000 workers in the
association shops went back to their
machines under the protocol agreement
will return to work Monday, It was an
nounced at the union headquarters.
Further conferences were held today
between the officials of the United
Garment Workers' Union and the man
ufacturers and definite plans for arbi
trating the differences were dlscusied.
It was said that the strike of the 100,000
members of this union would be In a
fair way toward settlement by the mid
dle of next week.
The demonstration parade of the
white goods and kimono workers sched
uled for Monday was called off today,
officials of tho union saying that Theo
dore Roosevelt's Interest in the situa
tion had given such promise of a speedy
settlement of the strike In that branch
that the parade was no longer thought
necessary to stimulate public Interest...
Sporadic clashes of tho pickets with
strike breakers nnd police occurred
throughout the day.
Floods Pour Through
Levee; Families Flee
MEMPHIS. Tenn., Jan. 23. The leveo
at Buelah, Miss., broke early today.
Water la pouring In through a gap 1,000
feet wide. Families Jn the district are
fleeing for their liver. Thousands of
bales of cotton are in danger of being
washed away.
1ST MAKERS
T IS ENDED
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kBllalHkaalK
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Pujo and Untermyer Hope OH
Magnate Will Testify Next
Week.
As -the aftermath of the Money trust
Investigation, which closed late yester
day afternoon, negotiations were open
ed today for examination 'of William
Rockefeller, -of the Standard OH Com'
pany..
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
Pujo committee, has an appointment to
day at Aew York with John A. Ger
vor, attorney for the oil millionaire.
They will try to reach an agreement.
satisfactory to Rockefeller, for an "en
gagement to take the magnate's tes
timony. Chairman Pujo said today
that, he expected a plan to be arranged
wnereDy itocKerelier would consent to
a private examination some time next
ifeek.
Pujo and Untermyer have balked,
against going to Florida to examine
Rockefeller. . They hope that the, oil
magnate will consent to go to New
York for the hearing.
Preparation of "tho committee's re
port, with recommended legislation, will
begun when Pujo and Untermyer fin
ish with Rockefeller.
Laws to legalize "co-operation" be
tween banks, without concentration of
power. It was learned today, will form
a principal teaiure oi tne committee',
recommendations.
LLOYD WILL NOT
oEEKtoECTION
Chairman of Democratic Con
gressional Committee Will
Support Johnson for Place.
The formal announcement of Con
gressman James T. Lloyd, of Missouri,
that he will not seek re-election as
chairman of the 'Democratic Congres
sional committee, was received through
the malls by members of the House to
day. Mr. Lloyd has tendered his sup
port for the chairmanship to Congress
man Ben Johnson, of Kentucky, chair
man of the District Committee. Mr.
Johnson Is warmly backed by Speaker
Champ Clark for the place, and it Is
understood that he will be elected early
In April. If elected, he will conduct the
first National campaign on behalf of
the Democrats since their overwhelming
victory last November.
Mr. Johnson has been a successful
campaign chairman in Kentucky elec
tions in the past.
More Magnificent Than Ever.
Ma nil Gras this year promises to eclipse
all former efforts. Go to New Orleans,
Mobile or Pensacola. Uso'the through
service of tho Southern Railway. Choice
of Routes. Reduced fares. Talk it over
with Agents at 70S 15th St. and 903 F St.
iS. W.-AdVL
Senate Committet Decid
t
Arrange f or Sherman Stre Rmmrtiw for
i Women or Havt TttLMf TacWftitt
pard Resolution, WrikK WtflllwiB Dtby.
EUSTIS AND HIS C0UEA6UES FWWAUY
WILL SUBIT GRACEFULLY TO DEFEAT
The suffragettepageeint organiwrs won , a victory today
before the Senate Committee on Public BsMldings aad
Grounds. '"
The 'citizens' inaugural committ&e fouad itself signally
defeated and in the position where' it must compromise or
experience further delay ir getting; its reviewing stands.
The Senate committee 'voted that ;tke inaugural sosa-
mittee must arrange through its chairman, "W. O. Essti,
to confer with the Secretary Isjf'ar to the endthat the
women may obtain the ShemaHliSquare Teeervatis for toe
'pageant stand onHarch 3. Tailing irigetting such ah agree
ment, the inaugural coniiaitteejcaust .subwit to having- the
ireffragette amendment tashyftonto therShepard reeolatiofi -
This means delay.'
The iaaagurai somaittee
?
Fountain Near White Htiite WW
Honor Aide and Mtfet, Lost
on the Titanic.
President Tatt today' aprpoved the de
sign vfor the memorial to Major A. "W.
Butt. Wb former military aide, and
Frank W. Millet, both of whom were
lost on. the Titanic. ,,..,
More than J3.000 had been raised by
the friends of the men. Congress, m
passing on the question of a memorial;
provided that the President should ap
prove both the deahjn ami the loca-
Th. memorial la a fouaatln. and com-
arises a large stone bowl, from, theJ
center of which rises a stone shaft.
The shaft bears on one side a sculp
tured design representing the fine arts.
thereby recalling Mr. -Millet, an artist,
and on the. opposite side Is sculptured
a knight In armor, representing the pro
fession of Major Butt- ,..
Thoma9 Hastings, of New lock, had
charge of the architectural feature of
the design, and Daniel Chester French
designed the sculptured figures.
The fountain Is to be erected south
of the' "White House grounds, where' the
arcsof the White House park and the
Ellipse are nearest together.
HC1(lEiE
Court Decides Persons Need. Not
Pay Fine's for Refusal to
Settle, Fare.
That the Dlstriqt Commissioners ex
ceeded their authority when they Issued
the regulation governing the payment
of hack hire, was -the ruling made by
Judge Pugh in the District branch of
Police Court today, when tho regulation
was held Invalid. The regulation pro
vides for the payment of the hack hire
when a person arrested for refusing to
pay for services rendered by haukmen
anil the Imposition of a fine.'
The Police Court ruling was made In
the case of Fred Mertens. who was ar
rested by Policeman Jerry McCarthy on
complaint of Joseph Coyle, a hackman.
who declared that ho had driven Mor
tens around for several hours, and the
latter owed him W- for services.
Mertens. as In all similar cases where
payment fas refused, was driven to the
police station d uoyie. mere ne was
forced to deposit the fare demanded by
the cabman, and also was required to
deposit collateral of J3.
This law Is unconstitutional and un
fair," said the court In ruling on the
rase, "it Is not right to make this man
pay hack hire and a fine beside. I con
sider me regulation encroacnes on inc
rights of citizens:"
"New York and Florida Special." a6th
reason of finest train operated, to Flor
ida. Cuba. South Atlantic Coast Line.
6:3) p.m. dally. 4 trains dally. Superior
roadway, iw rw xora ave. n.w.
AdvL '
BUTT HI1M0RIAL
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granting the use of Skeraaa wjfcare
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gees to the' Senate, it arat also., go
back lo the Hesse for actlea. T1m, -
fntnvt HAMltfu fhAJfrVTfV in vU
likely to eat humble pie and sstait
M gracef ally as possible to tie 'defeat
administered through?" the tsafra- .
getteV efforts.
Dispvfe Committee's Claims.
The suffragette delegation today in
troduced evidence before the Seaaia
committee, contradictory to stateawata
of the citizens inaugural, committee.
Mra. Ellen Speacer Mnssey .declared,
there was no chance' of having- the In
augural committee treat with the suffra
gettes. Miss Alice Paul declared that
William 8. Riley, bolder of the In
augural stands contract, had told, her
his contract came with tiie understand
tag that there should "ha no ppoelttea
stands op March 3. He threatened- to
throw the, contract If forced to meet op
position from the suffragette stands.
The Inaugural committeehad prevloatU'
disclaimed any such agreement with
Riley.
The suffragettes told the Senators that
every effort to meet the Inaugural
chairman and committee half way had
been unsuccessful. Hence they brought
th fight to Congress.
A letter was Introduced, showing that;
Chairman Eustls had declared there was'
no chance for a compromise in the flght
between the two factions.
No Objection To Proposal-
One of the attendants at today's hear
ing declared 'afterward that the in
augural committee's opposition. If con
tinued, would mean that many of the
suffragette pageant guests would re
main away from the city, and thus re
duce the inauguration attendance. All
propositions to divide receipts for stands
between the warring parties have been
unavailing. If the suffragette obtain
their Sherman square stand, as desired,
they will be satisfied. Chairman Peter,
of the inauguration stands committee,
declares there is no objection to this
'proposition now.
The subject of a "White House recep
tion for March 5. the night after Inaugu
ration, is being discussed in the city thU
afternoon, but there is a strong belief
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SENATE.
No session of Senate today. Will meet
Monday.
Suffragists win their contention beforo
Public Buildings Committee as to the
erection of, stand on south side of
Treasury for use March 3.
Bill ordered reported from Public
Buildings Committee for park at en
trance of Q street bridge.
Republicans expect to confer over con
firmations next Tuesday and decide
whether to flght Democratic policy.
Indian Committee takes up appropri
ation bill. -
HOUSE.
House .met at noon.
Conference report on Immigration bill
sumbltted. and .will ,be adopted before
adjournment; '
The insurance Investigation was re
suroed. The tariff hearings were resumed!
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