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Yesterday's Circulation, 43,413
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1013.
Fourteen Pages
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WOMAN
CRAZED
BY MISFORTUNE,
KILLSJERSELF
Death of Sister and Murder of
Father Drive Her to Inhale
Gas Through Tube.
ACUTE MELANCHOLIA
GIVEN AS CAUSE
Miss Margaret Kirby, of Sixth
Street, Had Been Seriously
III for Weeks.
i Her mind racked by the murder of
her father nearly fire years ago, and
brooding over the tragic death of her
Bister, who died just a month ago
""today. Miss Margaret C. Kirby,
thirty-one years old, ended her life
today, by' inhaling illuminating gas
through a' rubber tube in the kitchen
of her home, 913 Sixth street south
west Coroner Nevitt, -who was called to
the house by Miss Kirby's brother,
Dr. 'Patrick. Kirby, formerly connect
ed with the Home for the Aged, gave
a certificate of. suicide as the result
ef acute melancholia.
" Father Stabbed to Death.
On February 2L 190S. the woman'B
firther, William C. Kirby. was stabbed
to death Jn the kltrhen of his home by
. colored man. who followed htm to the
house from a saloon where Kirby had
stopped on his way home. Refusal of
Kirby to buy the colored man a drink
was the 'cause of the murder. On
December ST.last.' Just two days after
Christmas, Miss Kirby's sister, with
- Whoia THmivea at the Sixth- -street
house, died from diabetes.
V " 'Had Been Seriously in.
' 'since that time Miss Kirby had been
a. nervous and physical wreck, and bad
i "sbeen under the care of a physician. An
-aunt who has neen uvrog at me nuusc
since the sister's death In December
beard Miss Kirby get up about 7 o'clock,
jibe said she was going to take a bath.
Over an hour later she was found ly
ing on the kitchen floor with a rubber
tub connected with an open gas Jet
between her lips. Dr. Kirby. who has
an office In Four-and-a-half street, a
short distance from his ristefs home,
was hastily summoned. Dr. Louie C
Johnson, who had been attending th
woman, was alfo called in. From the
manner in which Miss Kirby Inhaled the
fas it is believed she only lived a few
minutes after turning it on.
The physicians notified Coroner Nci-ltt.
who went to the house shortly before
soon and issued the necessary death cer
tificate. Brutal Murder of Father.
The murder of William Kirby was one
, of the most brutal and cold-blooded that
ever occurred In Washington. Kirby
worked at night and at that time lived
with his two daughters In K street
southwest. On his way home from
work nhortly before midnight, he stop
ped in the barroom and a strange col
ored man asked him to buy a drink.
Kirby refused and left the saloon.
The colored man followed him to his
home. Kirby did not go In the front
door, but went through an areaway.
and in the kitchen entrance. The col
ored man was right behind him, and
as lie entered the kitchen the man drew
a knife and stabbed him twice In the
neck. Tuo colored men were arrested
and held for the grand Jury on charges
of murder. I
Later It developed that only or.c of
the men had been Implicated in the kill
ing. He made a confession, and was
sent to the Government Hospital for
the Insane.
Falkner and Rowe
Are Named Appraisers
Dr. Rowland P. Falkner, assistant di
rector of the Census, and Prof. L. S.
Kowc of the University of Pennsyl
vania, have been apoplnted by Presl
Ccnt Taft as members of the Joint com
mittee which will appraise the value of
land taken by the United States In the
Panama Canal Zone regarding the
value of which Panama and the United
States have been unable to agree.
There will be two Panamanian mem
bers appointed making a commission
of four acting under the authority
of article VI of the treaty between
the United States and the republic
of Panama.
Practically all land about which dis
pute may occur has been taken by
the United States and this commis
sion is expected to settle finally all
the differences between Panamanian
owners and the United States.
The commission will do Us work
this coming summer.
WEATHER REPORT.
K-nitECART Ff)R thr rmT,..
-.i .-.I i. . t . m I
Rain and colder tonight; Tuesday
generally fair and colder.
TEMPERATURES.
IT. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
s m 44 I S a. m 4r. i
9 a. m 45 ! 9 a. m 48'
l mm JC I .I .. mm.
10 &. nu.... 45 I 10 a. m
11 t. m 48 j 11 a. rn...
3? neon 0 I 12 noon...
1 p. m. . to t l p, m
2 p, m 11 2 p. m L4!
TIDE TABL.H.
HiSh tide, 1130 a. m.
Low tides, 6 a. m. and 6:33 p. m.
SUN TABLE.
......720 IJSuxi ecu..
tJ'tn rites.
.,...6:33
ENGLAND DEALS
KNOCK-OUT BLOW
TO SUFFRAGISTS
House of Commons Repudiates
Pledge to Submit Equal Suf
frage to Vote of Members.
WILD DEMONSTRATION
FOLLOWS ANNOUNCEMENT
Hisses, Jeers, and Catcalls
Hurled at Premier Asquith,
While Conservatives Cheer.
LONDON, Jan. 27. Votes for wom
en in Great Britain, as far as this
parliament is concerned, "died a
bornin'" today when Premier As
qnith arose in the house of commons
and announced that the government
formally withdrew the franchise re
form bill.
The premier vigorously repudiated
the charge of trickery imputed to
the government by some of the fiery
advocates of equal suffrage, and ex
plained that the cabinet exceedingly
regretted its inability to carry out
its pledge to the women to submit
equal suffrage to a vote, because of
the ruling of Speaker Lowther that
the adoption of the Grey amendment
necessarily would entail the relntro
ductlon of the till.
Hisses for Premier.
A hush that would have permitted the
hearing of a dropping pin pervaded the
commons and the galleries when the
premier made bis momentous announce
ment, iutatjltw conclusion a wild
clamor broke faith that put to blush
the demonstration that greeted thd
passage of the Irish home rule bjll.
Suffragettes in the galleries hissed
Premier Asquith. and Jeers and cat
calls flew about the chamber. Con
servatlies cheered to the echo.
When the news spread throughout
London that the bill was withdrawn
thousands of militants thronged the
streets and were bitter tn their de
nunciation of the premier. Street
speakers began harangues, and the
police were kept busy dispersing them.
The police guard about the premier
was doubled, and all cabinet members
were given all possible protection. The
officials openly admitted that they
feared real violence at the hands or
the disappointed and enraged suffra
gettes. Proceeding! Were Short
A special cabinet meeting toay decid
ed to withdraw the bill, and when the
house of commons met the proceedings
lasted only a few moments.
Premier Asquith asked Speaker Low
ther If hU tentative ruling announcs.1
Friday, amending the franchise reform
bUl. still held. Lowther replied that If
the measure were amended by the
commons. It would have to be reintro
duced. He announced that this ruling
would not apply to the Grey amendment
carrying with It votes for women, but
would apply to all other amendments ,
It was then that Asquith formally
withdrew the measure
FOR SOCIAL EVIL
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., De
clares Fallen Women Are
Victims, Not Contributors.
j NEW YORK. Jan. IT Man is chiefly
responsible for the fall of woman. The
vast majority of cases she Is the l-
tlm of man's vlclousness Poverty, low
wages. Improper home renditions an
lack of training arc contributing talis.- !
This was the kejnole Htruck by John
D. Rockefeller, Jr , today in nn inter
view upon the announcement by the Ilu
reau of Social H)glene of the plan ami I
scope of the work It lias undertaken
with money he contributed In a per
manent campaign against the greatest ,
of all social ells. whU.li was made pub
lic last night As the founder and chief I
financial backer of this organization,
the younger Rockefeller haH taken up
the task of a searching Investigation
of all the contributor- causes leading t0
the widespread exploitation of women
"The idea of establishing u pennan
ent organization to cope with the social
evil In this city." he said toda. "was
the outrrowth of tnv service of six
1 months as foreman of the special w tilt
slave grand Jury appointed In New
' York city at the beginning of 19H. 1
came at that time to realize the extent
.and norror oi me nu aim i? cenei
mat Jl ccnsuiuiea one ui me greui
and vlul worId problems of the da)
' "Tn th iudirment nf eminent medical
i men. It fornifc from tho point of vie
; of disease, the greatest single menace
to the perpetuation or tne human race
Therefore, as
a result or coiiierence
with many people, the Bureau of Social
M.ltl.H. U . tm t 111 I . Vl l
EN ARE BLHED
62 J "In answer to the question as to
ny whether the unfortunate woman ls.i lc
r,?f tlm on a contributor to her own vicious
career. I say unhesitatingly that In
vasi majority ui cm one is . vicum.
Social evil, commeicallzed, as now
conducted In this country and In Eu
rope, Is very largelv a man's business;
the women aie merely tools In tho imndti
of the stronger sex. It Is a business
run for profit, and the profit b large."
SEVEN MEASURES
TO AID DISTRICT
PASSJNJIOUSE
Congressmen Vote to Replace
Electric Chair for Gallows
for Executions.
"ANTI-JOY RIDE" BILL
LIKED BY CONGRESSMEN
Serious Opposition io Reforms
Lacking When Lawmakers
Take Up Local Affairs.
Taking up District buslnes3 for
the first time this session, the House
today passed seven bills affecting the
District The Senate bill substitut
ing the electric chair fqr the gal
lows as the means of executing those
found guilty of murder In the first
degree was among the bills passed.
The House dnvoted forty minutes
to the consideration of District bills
and there was practically no oppo
sition to any of tho measures called
up by Chairman Johnson.
"Joy Ride" Bill Wins. '
The "anti-Joy ride" bill, which im
poses heavy penalties upon any person
who purloins an automobile or vehicle
belonging to another, and who uses it
against the wishes and without the
consent of the owner, was unanimously
approved.
Prompt and favorable action was
taken on tho following bills:
Senate1 No. 7508 To reincorporate the
German Orphan Asylum Association.
This bill Is designed. to permit an in
crease or decrease 'ta the number, of
the directors of the association, rhich
bniow-Jimited to eighteen. ?
Senatejolnt resolution No. 1S3 To per
mit the Fifth Regiment of the Mary
land National Guard to use tho corri
dors of the Courthouse of the District
during inauguration week. Tho marshal
of the District reported that the court
house corridors had been Used by tho
Maryland soldiers at previous inaug
urals "and the occupancy was attended
by no inconvenience or injury In any
way; the whole conduct of the men was
characteristic of the high repute of the
regiment."
Chair For the Gallows.
Senate No. 7162 Providing that
punishment of murder in tho first de
gree In the District shall be hy elec
trocution Instead of hanging.
The bill provides also that punlah
ircnt of murder In the second degree
shall be Imprisonment for life, or not
lets than twenty years. The bill fur
ther authorizes Juries, in finding a
person guilty of first degree murder,
to qualify the verdict by adding
"without capital punishment. '
Chairman Johnson in presenting the
bill to dispense with the gallows and
Install the electric chair in the Dis
trict Jail observed that his personal
opinion wa3 that persons already
sentenced to hang would have to die
that way, regardless of the pending
legislation, but there was no debate
on the subject.
In the event electrocution should be
held to apply to those already con
demned, Nathaniel Green, who has
been sentenced to hang March 21. will
be the first person to Hit In the elec
tric chair in the District.
Needs Taft Signature.
The above bill pasxed the Senate
January IS and now needs on the sig
nature of the President to become law.
Senate No. 1073 To prohibit the
dumping of refuse In the Potomac
river. It I provided that no person, In
cluding the owner of a wharf or the
master of a vessel, shall deposit In the
Potomac dead fish, dead animals of uny
kind, decayed vegetables, oyster shells,
condemned osters or any other filthy
substance
Senate No. 6S19-Thls bill hits the
"Joy rlderb' hard and provides.
"Anv person who. without tile consent
of the owner, shall lake, use, operate, or
icmove, or cause to he taken, used, ope
rated,' or removed from a garage, sta
ble or other building, or from any place
or locality on n. public or private high
wa. park, parkwa. street, lot, field,
inclosure or spare, an automobile or
motor vehicle and operate or ilrlvc. or
iause the ha me to be operated or driven
for hi own profit, use, or purpose, shall
be punish d bv a fine not exceeding
Jl.UJO or Imprisonment not exceeding
five years, or both such tine and lm
pilsoument "
To Legalize Title.
II It No ZS.-To legalize the title
to certain real estate In the District
held h. Catherine Marouey, of Lead
Ulle t
Senate No 2600. Increasing the po- j
lire powers of the District Commls- (
slon r lis authorizing them to pre-,
ven ilie exhibition of any obscene or !
Ind ! pleturrs in any theater or
movl plt'turu show or other places ,
of rfiiiuveuiitllt In the District. ;
The hill provide that no picture '
shall be exhibited In the District ;
without previous submission to the j
oiniiussionrrn lor tneir investigation
und approval
Senator Crane Lost in
Mazes of House Side
DeMplte ten years of Congressional
serlces. Benator W Murray Crane, of
Massftchuscttes, got "lost" today In the
Capitol.
Crane was seeking the office of Houdo
Minority leader Mann. He became con
fused In the more of corridors, office,
and marble pillars at the House cr.d
of the building. Wandering Into tho
Sergeant-at-arms office. Crane secured
a "pilot" who st-ered blm to his haven.
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WILL BE MLS
B U. S. FORCES
i .
Band That Killed Seven Ameri
can Soldiers Is to Be
Punished.
ATTACK IN PHILIPPINES
CONFIRMED BY OFFICIALS
Captain and Scouts Victims of
Savages Who Have Been
Active for Years.
An aggressive campaign against
the Moros, in Jolo, Philippine Isl
ands, which may recall the rapid
marches, the spirited engagements,
and the fierce hand-to-hand fighting
of American soldiers there eight
years ago, will follow the disaster
which befell Philippine scouts and
members of the constabulary Janu
ary 23.
Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, com'
manding the department of Minda
nao, will, be in charge of the opera
tions, but the punitive expeditions
against Moros probably will have of
ficial recognition at headquarters
after, rather than before, the action.
Conflict Is Confirmed.
Confirmation of the death at the hands
of Moros of Capt. Patrick McNally and
six enlisted scouts, and the severe
wounding of Lieut. William Townsend
and Lieutenant Whitney, of the con
stabulary, with eight enlisted men, was
rcceivod at the War Department .today.
. Several time .the constabulary; debt
pUdujJnJ.olpaaenurpsel-
and one or more' .men- have fallen vlc-1
urns to me ooio, ino aisaster oi jan
uary 23 Is the most portentous that has
been reported recently and has done
more to' excite the old feeling against
the Moros.
Savage and fanatic, they are Irre
pressible, and, despite the success of
the constabulary in maintaining quiet
most or the time, an attack: is expected
whenever the men are In an exposed
position. Th only curative measure
effective for any length of time appears
to be a genuine punitive expedition. In
which the Moros are driven Into the
swamps.
Attacked By Moros.
Last week Captain Rhea and a force
were attacked by Moros while crossing
the Aubulug river. An expedition was
sent after the attacking band, and It is
thought Captain McNally may have
been with this forco when he met his
death. Details of the engagements have
not yet been received by the War De
partment. That specific orders will be Issued
from the department to chase the
Moros and to kill off the chief offenders
is doubtful. But, in the course of running-
down those who have offended
against the rule of the constabulary, it
will be an easy matter to wage quite
as aggressive a campaign as If such
specific orders were Issued.
There have been a number of cam
paigns Jn the Philippines of which the
story has never been written. Local
conditions change the viewpoint so that
what seems Justifiable to men In con
stant danger of a night attack or the
bolo of a Moro wiio has crept Into a
tent might arouse resentment in the
United States. Therefore, it Is prob
able, that General Pershing will know
of some of th expeditions after the
are well on their fay, the leaders going
with the quiet purpose of avenging
their comrades.
Mostly Are Spaniards.
The enlisted men are said to be Span
iards largely, natives who have enlisted
In the constabulary
Expeditions against tho Moros are
necessarily directed against the men
themselves. Their houses are so fragile,
so easily erected, that they do not rep
nsent a considerable property value.
Their furnishings are ordinarily even
less valuable.
The destruction of property and crops
would not and has neve- affected the
Moros noticeably. The only tempering
"gent has been the bullet
Petition Opposes
New Commissioners
.Senator Ualllnger, as Presiding Officer
of the Senate, laid before that body
this afternoon a petition of the Wilson
and. Marshall Club of the District of
Columbia protesting against the con
firmation of the new Distrct Commis
sioners recently appolrted by President
Taft.
The petition asked the Senate to take
i.o action on these nominations or any
nominations for Dist'lct Commissioner
until after March 4. The chief reason
given for opposition to confirmation Is
that the District Commissioners, hrfos
In frequent and close relation with tho
i-rcsiant. tne Henator. and the mem- "1",",", , tVriirvtatlon of the Im
oers cf Congress, the men holding these ,A, .r,.c' ,'er''rrdlni testimony for
offices should be In sympathy with the 'nl S.ni 'Sist-busUnir'' ami in
Admlnlstration and tilth Congress l,"?2e-mn ere. leases was ma "e In
Although the petition referred to a I Jr ,a" f; !""?'"" caS ' S
matter that Is ordinarily considered In '".Sr0"",,.! c ?nose of the immunity
executive session. It waH presented In , 7 . " liVi litre Hnlmelfln readlnt
open session bv Senator Oalllnger .""'f."!
Senate Republicans will hold a caucus ' "'S'.0'?! I." not InTended as Tan
tomorrow which will determine how far I f:,mu.''ir ,,'Lme intended as an
thev will go In trying to force conflr- '"f ' V naln that merely testi
matlon. The aeneral expectation about i .. ."e.tni?.k 'l .?'."" Mi .. ., f.?.. ,
the Senate Is that the new appointees
for Commissioner
ssloner stand little or no.
show of confirmation.
Go To Mardi Gras
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ly reduced fares. Southern Railway of
fers splendid service. Consult Agents,
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BRIGADIER GENERAL J. J. PERSHING.
SICK WIPE WILL
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She Offers to Rescue Aged Gen
eral If Housekeeper Is Forc
ed to Leave.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. In an effort to
overshadow his present difficulties with
his war record Gen. Daniel E. Sickles
today sent the following letter to Sheriff
Harburger, as the county officer was
preparing to execute, the order for the
arrest of the aged veteran for the con
version of the State monument commis
sion funds:
""Dear Friend Harburger:
"Perhaps it will Interest you to read
the Inclosed pamphlet, in which jou will
see from Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet
that I won the great and decisive battle
of Gettysburg and that Lieutenant Gen
eral Sheridan agrees with Longstreet."
A few moments later Attorney Daniel
1. Hays, counsel for the general, called
at the sheriff's office to discuss the mat
ter of bond. Haya iafd he thought lie
could get a bondsman In a few hours
and the sheriff agreed that if satisfac
tory bond was obtained he would no re
move the general from his home in
Fifth avenue, but would serve him with
notice of arrest and let the bond go
Into Immediate effect. If the bond were
not produced the sheriff said he would
he fnrrrri tn Co tn the ceneral's house.
nrrett him and take him to the Ludlow
street Jail.
In either case Sickles' only chance to
evndo service of the order for arrest
on the application of Attorney uenerai
C'.armody rests with the decision of Mrs. ,
Sickles
The general's wife had delivered aa
an ultimatum a promise to come to her
husband's aid for the full amount of
the shortage. J23.000. on the condition
that Miss Wllmerdlngr. who has been
the general's housekeeper for fourteen
years, must leave the house
Nclthpr the general nor Miss Wllmer
dlng could be seen today.
HEIOrLlSlSE
IN SUPREME COURT
Conviction of Participation in
Sugar Weighing Frauds Is
Affirmed Today.
Conviction of Charles H Helke. for
mer secretary of the American Sugar
Refining Company, for alleged lmpll-1
cation In the sugar weighing frauds
against the Government in nwi, was
&n nteVe 1 oeig months In i
"e " 5 ,",, il '
'"J; ' "It " V:V7T,. " hen.H, r h
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not
"lie could not have prevented produc
tion of the company's books and papeta
before the grand Inry
"The evidence In the former case (the
Sugar trust Investigation) had nothing
to do with the defendant's action In this
case."
Against Moras
JAIL TURK LEADERS; v
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Revolutionists Rule' Constanti
nople as Three Regiments
Hasten to City's Aid.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 7. The
French reign of terror was rivaled In
Constantinople today, when wholesale
arrests were made among adherents of
Klamll Pasha, the deposed grand vizier,
at tho behest of Enver Bey. Turkey's
"man of the hour."
Moro than 200 Influential men, sus
pected of fomenting the counter-revolutionary
riot, were Jailed, and among
them were th minister of 'the interior
and the minister of Instruction of the
Klamll Pasha cabinet.
A military tribunal was declared by
the Young Turks, with Zekkl Bey as
provisional president, and Turkey was
under military dictatorship. The Sul
tan Is practically powerless, and Klamll
Pasha himself "Is under the strictest
surveillance by henchmen of Enver-Bey.
The revolutionists feared to arrest him
In view of the indignant protest that
went up from all quarters when Nazlm
Pasha was assassinated. Constantino
ple Is now convinced that the aged'
commander-in-chief of the army was
brutally murdered In accordance with a
well-organized plot.
That tho day would see bloody strife
In Constantinople was confidently ex-
pecteU Three regiments were reported
to be on their nay to Stamboul from
the Chatalja lines, to reinstate Klamll
Pasha In his cabinet.
Fighting Delayed
Until Next Week
By Armistice Terms
LONDON. Jan. 27. Kenewed fightlns
In the Balkan, which today was re
garded as a possibility, and will not
occur until next Meek. If at all.
Dr. Daneff, the Bulgarian, today in
formed the ambassadors gathered at the
foreign office that the Balkan envoys
would hold In abeyance for three dajd
their determination to terminate the
armistice. The Baghtche protocol pro
vided that should either sldr decide to
-nd the armistice, four dajs notice
-hould be given before the warfare
was resumed. The allies will respect
thl agreement so that lighting cannot
begin for a week, should the Turka
fall to do unythlng to alter the deter
mination of the allies.
Coal Trust Gets
Decree Modified
Opposition to a request for the modi
fication of the Supreme Court's decision
In the "Anthracite Coal trust" case
was made today by the Department of
Justice.
The court was asked by Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham to refuse to relieve
i he New York, Susquehanna, and West
ern Coal company, the Delaware, Lack
awanna and Western railroad, the Hill
side Coal und Iron Company, and the
George F. Lee Company from complying
with the decree ordering cessation of
operstlon of the "63 per cent" contracts.
Tho Government consented that tho
decree be modified so as to permit exe
cution of certain contracts between the
I'ennsjlvnnla Coal Company and the
L'lk Hill Cor.l and Iron Company.
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AT WHITE HOUSfiS
FORBIDDEN BY WILSON
President-elect Wants Democratic Simplicity to
Rule in Preparations for Cert monin Hire
on March 4 Furbelows-and Frills Not
His Style.
SUFFRAGETTES DECLINE ARRANGEMENT
. WITH CONTRACTOR, PLAN OWN STAND
There will be no White House inaugural reception.
President-elect "Wilson, today put bis veto on the talk of
such an affair. Furthermore he wants "no reception thatjs
not democratic.'
This means that there will.be no reception probably, be
cause the citizens' inaugural committee is not disposed to
take up further social plans, and' Congress has'twashed its
hands of a Capitol reception."
Governor Wilson said today at Trenton that he wants
no reception in Washington the day of his inauguration a
less "it is held on a democratic basis."
Then, concerning the suggestion of a WhiteHbuaeTecep
tion, he added that the idea is not at all practicable.
"There will be 100,000- visitors in Washington that
flBMNKM
Dealer Testifies Price of Cloth
ing Wtuld Not Be Cut by
Tariff Reduction.
How the average wool SIS to OS suit
of clothes only, costs the factory 33, and
Is sold wholesale for from IS to J10. was
told the Ways and Means Committee
today. Joseph D. Holmes, a New York
woolen merchant, presented the figures.
In asking for retention of high wool
duties.
"Clothing would be no cheaper If the
duty on cloth were removed," he as
serted. Eben 8. Stevens, a Webster. Mass..
woolen manufacturer took the same
figures to Illustrate bis point that 'tit
looked as though somebody had an Iron
clutch on the wool business." V
Holmes defended the American Wool
en Company, declaring It was not a
monopoly.
John P. Wood, of Philadelphia, for
the National Association of Wool Man
ufacturers, opposed any change In pres
ent duties. Frank P. Bennett, of the
American Wool and Cotton Reporter,
wanted entire removal of the wool
duty. He pleaded that politics be taken
out of the tariff.
Frank P. Bennett, editor of the
"American Wool and Cotton Reporter."
of Boston, New York. Philadelphia, and
Washington, was the first witness. He
wanted "the Incoming Administration
entirely to remove the duty upon wool."
"With free wool and 60 per cent duty
upon goods, more sheep would be kept In
the United States." said Bennett. "With
free wool and a duty of Jo per cent upon
goods, the textile Industries would be
as beneficial tn our agricultural as to
our manufacturing communities.
jet politics out of the tariff; release
the agricultural and textile Industries;
permit competition In trade and you
will have prosperity."
Joseph D. Holmes, a New York woolen
merchant, recommended an ad valorem
duty on wool, with additional duty on
cloths, to compensate for high la.bor and
mill costs.
"A suit or overcoat containing 13
worth of cloth, sells wholesale at !S and
$10 and retail from J12 to $18." said
Holmes. "Clothing would be no cheaper
If the duty on cloth was removed."
The American Woolen Company was
defended by the witness who emphatic
ally declared that It was not a "trust
or monopoly."
i
Banker Must Serve
Penitentiary Term
Sentence of J. Thornton Ross, a Port
land. Ore., banker, to live years In th
penitentiary for larceny of $5,000 of
State funds, was affirmed today by the
Supreme Court.
Ross' case is unique In Oregon crim
inal jurisprudence. He once was sen-
tenced to Jail for 901 jears and fined
J57G.sno. The fine and all but five yea'3
of the prison sentence were annulled
by the Oregon courts. Ross appealln?
to the Supreme Court to escape the five
year term
As president of the Title Guarantee
and Trust Company, of Portland, Ross
received $2SS,001 of State Agricultural
College funds for deposit. In the fail
ure of the Oregon Sivlngs and Trust
Company, the State money Vraa lost, and
Ross charged with its misappropriation.
On his first trial. Rss was sentenced
to five years in State's prison, .2S8.0JC
davs in the Multnomah cdunty Jail, and
fined double the amount of the State's
loss.
The high court today dismissed RosV
appeal, dec'arlng no Federal question
was Involved In his conviction.
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day,- he declared, "as U weald be
Irapouible to bave ike recepyaa at
8ilMB regt&6)MMr ieiir o
tbe aaffragette reqwt'r nseat
Sherman square for-a .ravteirtag ,
stand site oh March 3. . "" .
Senators Wielded "Club"
The report submitted io tits Senate
Committee on Public-' Buildings and
Grounds followed the use of the "club"
hy the Senate committee. It meansrthat
the suffragette have -beaten the citi
zens' inaugural committee by forcing a
compromise on the stands question.
The "club" oyer the mauguVai coss
mlttee resulted In a decision by th
Senate committee not to, tack a "scf
fragette rldef- to the Sheppard resolu
tion. The reviewing stands' controversy
Is settled as far as the inaugural' com
mittee Is concerned, for the Sheppard
resolution passed the Senate without
oppoaltlon.. Now the. Avenue: reviewing"
stands can be erected, and other de
tails can be arranged as soon as President-Taft
slgna the MIL.
Senator Sutherland brought the reso
lution up and made a brief statement
'that he had received communlcatlOBa
from the Secretary of War and the
chairman of the inaugural committee to
the 'effect that a satisfactory adjust
ment as to seats and use of stands had
been made with the suffragists. Under
the circumstances, he said he would
not seek the adoption of the suffragette
amendment. He did. not explain the
nature of the arrangements.
As for the suffragettes, they plan lo
erect the Sherman square, stand, so that
visitors on March Z can 'view the tab
leaux on the Treasury steps. If Con
tractor William S. Riley makes a fa
vorable proposition during the confer
ence now In session, the women may de
cide to hire the inaugural stands on thj
Avenue for use on March 3L ,
Advances Refused.
But his proposition to charge halt
tbe cost of construction plus Jl.KQ dam
age and repair Indemnity, and then di
vide half the receipts of March 3, has
met with no favor. He most reduce his
prices or take only the Inauguration day
receipts.
"I am not a business woman," de
clared Mrs. Helen A. Gardener, or th
suffragettes. In a preliminary confer
ence with Riley's partner today, "but,
on the other band. I am not an Idiot.
Consequently, I tell you that the suf
fragettes will not accept such an ab
surd bargain."
There was a disposition on the part
of the women to cut. loose entirely from
the Inauguration, committee or Its con
tractor and merely erect the Sherman
square stand. The women make no se-
(Continued from' Second Paga.1
IN CONGRESS TODAY. "j
SENATE.
Senate met at noon.
Inaugural permit resolution Is pawed
without hitch or discussion.
Bill to give added power to Department
of Justice to reach Coffee trust is re
ported. Swanson resolution naming committer
of Senators to attend unveiling or
Jefferson memorial at St. Louis 'Is
adopted.
Messengers hurry In from States carry
ing electoral votes.
HOUSE.
Met at noon.
Seven District bills were passed.
Debate on rivers and harbors bill was
resumed.
Tariff hearings were continued.
Shipping trust Investigation resumed.
There was no meeting of the Insurance:
investigation committee.
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