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WASHEtfGrTOX, FKIDAY EVEXESTG, APRIL 11, 1913.
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All Is Ready for Times-News
- Fifth Distance Classic Be
tween Two Cities.
ATHLETES PRIMED FOR GO
More Than 110 Entries, Trained
to 'Minute, for Event From
Laurel to Capital.
Tomorrow 1b Marathon Day!
A few more than 110 athletes are
expected at Laurel tomorrow morn
tag to take up the running in the
fourth renewal of the famous Times-
News marathon race, the distance
classic of the South.
The majority of these runners are
from Baltimore, Washington's num
ber being greatly reduced this year,
by the fact that many prospective
marathon candidates from the Mem
orial A. C. Were thrown out by the
Amateur Athletic Union, because
v they had failed to comply with the
rules and regulations.
New Record Is Expected.
The distance from Laurel to Washing
ton, from the start at the Laurel Hotel
to the Munsey building. Is 19.4 miles,
and competition is expected to be un
usually keen for the honor of being
first across the line at the Munsey
Twice before have the athletes taken
the long run from Laurel. Baltimore
has succeeded In landing the winner
with its veteran, Henry C Elphlnstone,
and Washington won the first race with
the record holder, "Emory Enzor.
No one is even venturing a probable
Active training was concluded by
Washington and Baltimore athletes on
AVednesday night, yesterday and today
being spent in rest in preparation for
the race. All of the men are eager and
ready, -and with all details now ar
ranged, officials and. runners feel sure
that the race will b; the best yet held
under the auspices of The Times and
Details- of Race Completed.-,:
The details of the race follow:
The race will start at the Laurel
Hotel, Laurel, Md.. at 10 o'clock, regard
less of -weather conditions.
The athletes are to report promptly
to Latrobe Cogswell, clerk of the
course, at 9:20 a. m. They will receive
romDtltors numbers from John Kelly.
representative of The Times, who will
take care of all of the runners ana re
ceive all baggage, which will be checked
from Laurel to the Luber Turkish Bath,
Fifteenth and G streets northwest.
Trains will leave Washington from
Union Station, on the Baltimore and
Ohio, at 7:30. g, and 8:30 a. m.. getting
the athletes to Laurel in ample time to
make all preparations for the run.
The list of officials Is as follows:
Referee M. J. Thompson, Georgetown
Starter J. J. Gallagher, Georgetown
Clerk of course Latrobe Cogswell.
S. A. A. A. U.; assistant. John T.
ileany, S. A. A. A. U.
Judges W. C. Thacher, John F.
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
"Arsolettes" Leave Photograph
of Mrs. Pankhurst at Scene
of Destructive Work.
LONDON'. April 11. Suffragettes early
today burned the pavilion at the Tun
bridge Well cricket field. The building
A large photograrh of Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst, the militant leader sow In
Holloway Jail, was left at the scene
oi the fire by one of the "arsolettes."
At the home office. Secretary Regi
nald McKenna admitted publicly that
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst. jailed mili
tant leader. Is very weak from hunger
strike, but he said her condition could
not be considered in any way critical,
and. therefore, there was little prospect
of her release today. This Is Mrs.
Pankhursfs eighth da ywithout food
Some of the suffragettes have found
ways to badger King George. The pri
vate royal telephone calls have been
disclosed by some servant In the royal
household, and women are dally calling
up the palaces and shouting "Votes for
women!" over the telephone. Tha
Countess of Shaftesbury, one of Queen
Mary's ladles-in-walting. has resigned
because of her sympathy for the
Miss Zelie Emerson, the American
suffragette who spent two months In
Holloway Jail, has developed appendi
citis, according to Dr. Mansell-Moullln.
her physician. The doctor yesterday
said she suffered pains above the appen
dix, and today he declared that appendi
citis was undoubtedly her ailment, and
that an operation would be necessary
as soon as her condition would permit.
Mothers' Pension Bill Up
To Governor of Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 11. The
fJrepnlund Juvenile code bill, embodying
mothers' pensions, passed the House
lj... and when the Senate concurs on
a slight amendment offered, will go to I
BY I LIT NT UN
Governor (.ox iw " umc.
Townsend Asks House
To Permit Erection of
Titanic Memorial Here
With the first anniversary of the
sinking of the Titanic hut a few
days away, Congressman Town
send of Xew Jersey has intro
duced a resolution in the House
granting permission to the
Woman's Titanic Memorial As
sociation to erect a memorial in
Potomac Park, in this city, to
those who lost their lives when
the Titanic went down.
It is believed that acUon will be
taken on the resolution at this
session, if the standing commit
tees of the House arc created
and allowed to report ont legis
lation of general character.
POPE NO BETTER.
Vatican Doctors Declare They
Have Been Unable to Halt
His Kidney Trouble.
ROME, April 11. In spite of the
Pope's apparent improvement Drs.
Marchlafava and Amici ascertained
late this afternoon that they had not
succeeded in checking the progress
of his kidney trouble closely akin to
B right's disease.
When the Pope's sisters visited the
Vatican they told him that their
janitor's daughter, upon whom Dr.
Amici operated yesterday was In the
poorest condition, probably dying.
Pope Pius' at once commanded Dr.
Amici to leave him and visit the sick
girL The physician obeyed.
Early today lie had no fever, and bis
pulse was. jiormaK The heart . still
showed weak nessT though, and the kid
ney affection remained.
Wife Says Husband
Used Horsewhip on Her
Mrs. Anna R. Stewart was today
granted a limited divorce, custody of
her two children and $40 a month ali
mony from Henry W. Stewart, a
plumber, by Justice Barnard, in Equity
Court. No. 1.
Cruelty was alleged by Mrs. Stewart
In her petition, one charge being that
her husband horsewhipped her. He de
nied the accupsation with the explana
tion that his wife a' tacked him with
the whip. Mrs. Stewart asserted that
Until her husband employed a stenog
rapher they lled happily, but that the
young woman alienated his affections.
"Pure fiction." was Stewart's answer
to the charge.
Less Favorable Today
The condition of former Senator John
B. Henderson, who is suffering with a
complication of dlseasese In the Wash
ington Sanatorium, was reported to be
less favorable today. Although no radi
cal change has occurred In his condition
his symptoms are slightly worse.
Mrs. Henderson, who is with her hus
band at the sanatorium, has not yet
given up hope of his ultimate recovery
although the physicians declare that his
chances for recovery are very slight.
Amundsen's Vessel May
Be First Through Canal
Col. George V. Goethals, builder of
the Panama canal, was today given au
thority to choose the vessel to which
the honor of first passing through the
"big ditch" will fall it Is believed that
he will select the Fram, the ship on
which Captain Amundsen SHlIed to the
South Pole, to receive this distinction.
Captain Amundsen has planned to
pass through the canal on his Norta
Police Seek Alleged
Bad Check Operator
Harry Russell, known under half a
dozen aliases, said to have a long rec
ord as a confidence man. is sought bv
Wasliington police on a charge of
having obtained $15 by means of an
alleged worthless check, from the
Wlnstcn Hotel. 116 First street north
west, a week ago.
Representing himself as the ad
vance agent of a circus, Russell Is
said to have entered Into a contract
with the hotel to board performers.
On the strength of the alleged "con
tract'' he induced the hotel people
to advance him $15 on a check for
Water at Cairo Will
Soon Pass Danger Point
CAIRO. 111., April 11. The Ohio iler
at Cairo nas been tailing one-tentn or
a foot since Wednesday, and now marks
fltty-four feet and four-tenths. With
the break in levees down the Mississippi
river at Wilsons and Graves, Alk, and
the subsequent fall at Memphis of one
foot since Thursday morning. It Is prob
able that Cairo will seen be past the
I dancer point.
Pancha Villa, Former Bandit,
and Followers Steal Silver
Bullion Worth $60,000.
EIGHT SLAIN IN FIERCE FIGHT
Attack Made Twenty-five Miles
From Chihuahua American
Mining Company Loser.
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, April 11.
Word reached here today that Gen.
Francisco (Pancha) Villa, former
bandit, now in the field at the head
of 700 constitutionalistas, held up a
Mexican Northwestern train near
here and, took more than $60,000
worth of sliver bullion, after a fierce
fight in which eight persons were
American Concern Loser.
According to the advices, the attack
on the train occurred at San Andreas,
twenty-five miles west of here. The
stolen bullion, which consisted of 123
bars, valued at 1,000 pesos each, was
the property of the Dolores Mining
Company, an American concern. j
TO OUST TAWWANY
New Yorkers Urge President to
Withhold Patronage From
Further, steps, to,, oust Ch.eles F.
Murphy"" from Tammany leadership
were taken today. Congressman
Steven B. Ayres. and a former candi
date for district leader in the Bronx,
whose name was not disclosed, laid
their case before President Wilson.
The President was told that the plan
for a reorganization of Tammany and
the ousting of Murphy, as was first
given publicity In The Washington
Times yesterday, were being pushed,
and his help was wanted.
What stand the President took Is not
known, but there is every reason to
believe that they were given comfort
ing assurances. Both Congressman
Ayres and the former candidate for
the district leadership went away
smiling as men whose mission had not
been a useless one.
Tired of Tammany Rule.
As published in The Washington
Times, yefcterday. New York State
Democrats are tired of Tammany
domination such as has been under
Murphy's rule. It Is planned, with
the aid of the President, to cut pat
ronage away from Tammany Hall
In vhlch case It Is hoped that a re
organization of Tammany will be
forced and Murphy ousted.
President Wilson's exact policy In
regard to Murphy Is not known, but
It Is known that the signs all point
In a direction unfavorable to the
Tammany leader. It is not believed
that the President will actually kill
off Murphj with the big stick, but It
lb belleied that he will starve him
to death by lack of patronage.
The ai polntment of a long list of
officers right now would be of Ines
timable value to Murphv and it Is not
belleicd that President Wilson will
give him that aid.
Without this patronage the up-State
Democrats believe that the can gat
Murphy's scalp either In the coming
mayoralty election or not much later.
Wilson's Attitude Known.
The President's attitude In regard to
Murphy Is Indicated by his appoint
ment of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the
Assistant Secretaryship of the Navy.
It Is also Indicated by the cordial re
ception glen the anti-Murphy delega
tion which visited the White House
Another Indication of that attitude Is
the President's treatment of Tom Smith,
of Tammany, who was in Washington
recently to protest asalnst the appoint
ment of John K Sague. of Poughkeep
sle, as collector of New York. Smith
got ery small satisfaction from the
What the anti-Murphy men want from
the President Is not an open declaration
of war upon Tammany, but the re
fusal of such support In the way of
patronage an will enable Murphy to
strengthen himself and rehabilitate his
weakening power War on Tammany
would be out of the question, as some
of the bitterest enemies Murphy has
are Inside that organization.
Condition of Flagler
Grows More Serious
WEST PALM BKACH. Fla.. April
11 Henry M. Flagler's condition showed
little change today He Is steadily
growing weaker, and little hope of his
recovery Is felt.
Relatives and several of his business
associates are In constant attendance
on Mr. Flagler.
The patient has been unconscious
part of the time for the last few days,
lie Is more than seventy years old, and
his age militates against his recovery
Plan Your Vacation Now.
Spring In the Land of the Sky West
ern North Carolina Mountains. Fine
Golf. All outdoor recreations. Travel
via Southern Hallway. Consult Agents,
70S 16th and 80S F SU. N. W. Jkdvul1
WILSON IS Hi
ON FREE SUGAR
Refuses to Consider Modifica
tion of Schedule in Under
wood Tariff Measure.
APPEALS ARE MADE IN VAIN
Southern Cane Growers Declare
Their Industries Will Be Put
Out of Business.
President Wilson refused today to
consider modification of the sugar
schedule of the Wilson-Underwood
tariff bill. Col. Robert M. Ewlng, of
New Orleans, Democratic national
committeeman from Louisiana, made
a final appeal on behalf of Southern
cane growers to have the three-year
provision, which provides that after
that time sugar shall go on the free
Colonel Ewine told the President
that he believed the sugar producers
of the United States would withdraw
all opposition to the reduced rates in
the pending bill if the President
would eliminate the three-year
Wilson Stands Firm.
The President listened attentively to
the argument, but declined to recede
from his position that the party Is
pledged to give the .people free sugar.
After Colonel Ewing left, former
Gov. Alva Adams, of Colorado,
made a similar plea on behalf of the
beet sugar growers of his State. He
told the President that the Industry In
his State meant about $14,000,000 an
nually to the Colorado farmers, and
that with sugar on the free list, beet
sugar factories would have to close
their doors. The President suggested
to his visitor that during the three year
period he was satisfied manufacturers
could adjust their business so they;
could compett with" 'the foreign c-iai
when t came into active competition
with the native article.
Rumor Is Denied.
Denial of the reported agreement in
the Senate Finance Committee with
President's Wilson's demand that all
duty be taken off wool and sugar
wa3 made by Senator Williams today
just before the Democratic members
of the committee resumed work on
the tariff bill.
"If any Senator gave out such In
formation' said Williams, "he lied.
We were all sworn to disclose noth
ing of what took placo In these con
ferences." Senator Norrls of Nebraska today pre
dicted that most of the independent
and progressive Republicans In the un-
Per house would oppose the removal of
the sugar duty. He declared they were
convinced that the beet sugar and cano
sugar industries or the United States
would be destroyed If sugar went on
the free list, and that the trust would
then be enabled to raise the retail price
to the consumer. He said that the de
bate on the bill could scarcely be fln-
isnea ueiore August.
Will Be No Surrender.
Senator Thornton of Louisiana gave
out word today that there will be no
surrender in the sugar controversy by
those who fear the destruction o" the
cane sugar industry.
In the face of these claims the Ad
ministration Senators declared em
phatically that the bill would be suc
cessfully carried through committee and
through final roll call In the upper
Meantime. Senators and House mem
bers lire being flooded with literature
In oposltlon to free sugar.
The Flnunce Commltee held another
meeting todaj and resumed work on
the schedule.-). The earthenware hched
ule was considered. The sessions of
the committee are secret and. Just as
the tariff bill Is being worked out
in secret caucus at the House end of
the Capitol, It Ik belnic shaned un in
seciet sessions of the Finance Com- I
mlttee Democrats at the Senate end.
White House "Crank" Is
Found of Unsound Mind
Helen Kelly, thirty-seven years old.
the first crank to be arrested at the
White House during President Wilson's
Administration, was adjudged of un
sound mind by a Jury before Justice
Gould, In Criminal Court, No. 2, today.
She was taken Into custody by Ser
geant McQuade, In charge of the Whlto
House police, on .March h, hen she. In
sisted on seeing President Wilson.
In court, today, the woman told n tale
about perhons In Philadelphia conspir
ing to keep her from Inheriting (T..0O)
She said she came to Washington to
seek the aid of President WUhoii In
getting possession of the money. Go em
inent alienists testified that she uas
ine uisinci autnorities nave commu- i
nlcated with the Philadelphia municipal.
officials with a view of having the I
niMiiau lunu mi iiiniriri
Today's game at the Florida Ave.
nue Park between the Climbers
and the Yankees was postponed
today by rain. Tomorrow's game
will start at 3:30 o'clock. Bob
Groom and "Slim" Caldwell be
ing the likeliest pitching cards.
The President's Baseball Face
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I m3xi$m jaw i " -i
HHEmfcjIVHH l'hotos by a. V. Iiuck.
V'VBriHH r Wilson and His Daughter,' Eleanor,
B-JWPfcilliBB When Danny Moeller Knocked In
mimUM Winning Run.
EPH UN RECEIVES
Cjl ANSON'S APPROVAL
aHaV JHaHaHaKc flaHalHH
The Wilson Smile Caught By the
Camera As He Threw Ball to
HELP SEA FIGHTING
Navy Authority Declares It
Will Not Make Warships
Aeroplanes will be of great Import
ance in sea fighting, according to a
statement to the Navy League conven
tion today, but they will never render
battleships obsolete. Capt. w. I. tjnam-
bers, U. S. N.. one of the navy's au-
tnortlles on aviation, maae mis state
ment at the final business session of
the league. Following his paper, the
league elected new directors and ad
journed. Relative to airships and men-of-war
Captain Chambers s-ald:
"The logical answer to the destructive
airship, whether It be the vulnerable
dirigible or the heavy Wilght aero
plane. Is the airship destroyer, the
llchte'r aeroplane, which can mount
hlirher. maneuver more swiftly, and
which will cost much less. These, each
battlsblp will be able to carry for pur
noxoi of nrotectlon. ns well as for many
other purposes. I
"Command of the air and control of
the sea ina be mutually beneficial, hut
the foime rulll never have such vital
significance as the latter.
"This misunderstanding of the sig
nificance of airships Is un old bogey In
a new guise History teaches that ef-
fnrftt tn liMtrnv a nowpr hv nuMUs of
ttrcKhltm. bomb vcswels, tornclcP!i.foid Virginia Cooklrnrh.im. d..,,hto nr
mines, commerce destroyers, and other
expedients of comparatively Insignifi
cant lighting value, h.ne always neen
pupumr oy reasQ.i i ineir iia.i- i
foe.ipness In this category 1 place the;
I ..- I .I..!1"' .V....J . K.v. IIJ13-S 11
ulrshlp when used as a Uestructne
"I don t wish to be understood as ad
vocating any neglect of the ulrshlp
fiiestlnii In that also we are unfortu
nately alreadv behind other powers, our
principal defect being neglect In dew-loping
from a scientific standpoint "
Diio-tor.s weie el cted as follows
For the term ending March 31. 10H
Carter Harrison Kitzilugh. of Chicago,
Gov Kmmet O'Nell of Alabama Clar
ence OiiFlej, of Fort Worth. Tex, and
It. W. Neeser. of New York. For tile
term ending March 31. Ktl&-J. I). Plie
lan. of Snn Francisco. Georgo V. I..
Meer. of Massachusetts, and Perry
Kclmont. of New York. For the term
ending Murch 31. 1916 A. II. Stayton,
ci,-ri..u t rnr rni a rwh..r.
,ienrv h. 'ward.' J. Plerpon't Morgan!
Clinton E. Braln. Beekman Wlnthrop.
I William A. Clark, and R. A. Long,
Canadian Pacific Train
j Wrecked Near Hamilton
HAMILTON. Ontario. April 11 -The
Canadian Pacific passenger train leav
ing here at SMO today was wrecked nt
Grand Junction, a mile west of Hamll
nn The endue und baggage cu
turned over Into the ditch.
1 he wigineei, tlremHn and baggnce
mnn t.ave.1 their lives by Jumping. The
passengers escaped unhurt.
"Pop" Convinced Now Jhat He
Made No Mistake in Voting
For Him at Primaries.
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The stamp of approval has been placed
upon President Wilson by no less a
figure than Capt. Adrian C. Anson, the
father of baseball and leader of tha fn.
mous National League team of the late
90 s. He has sent the following tele
gram to the President:
"Having been city clerk of Chicago
on the Democratic ticket, and also
slightly connected with baseball, it
pleases me greatly to note that you
have gone to the front for the great
national game of baseball. I am con
vinced now, that I made no mistake in
voting for you at the primaries."
The telegram was sent from Salt
Lake City, Utah, dated April 10.
The last sentence, referring to the
primaries, caused Secretary Tumulty
and his assistants to express wonder
ment as to who "Pop" voted for at
the general election.
Hair Importers Are Held
In Heavy Bail for Trial
NEW YORK. April ll.-Three mem
bers of the Muslca family, Phillip,
Arthur, and George, were arra'gned to
day before Judge Craln on eight indict
ments chargb'g International bank
frauds by hlch the falmly of hair Im-
I porters are alleged to have netted more
than Jl.000,000. The father, Antonio, was
not taken to court, ns he was reported
tc po In a dlng condition from heart
disease In the hospital at the ToraU
Attorney George Gordon Battle en
tered a plea of not guilty for the three
sons and succeeded In getting the court
to ibc 15,000 ball for the elder lluslcu
and $20,000 for George, the youngest son.
fifteen years old. No ball m nv.i
for the two older sons. Trial was set
for a week.
Lost Girl Found With
Her Mind Total Blank
POLTGHKKEPSIK. N. Y.. April 11.
Her clothing torn by briers and her
Hw!v In trAru fo1 ami rtxnlun.l nii
..i i.. .. n v;.. " .1 Di
n weauny nonsi at jjntneDecK. was
found uanderlng about the woods near
hear today after posses had searched
for her all night The girl's mind was
ono and ghe was unabI to ,..
,.xlnn atlon of her disaDtiearanee nr .
When found this morning the girl
was fifteen miles from the point at
which she disappeared. She was Mif
ferlng severely from cold and exposure.
Manufacturers to Build
Homes for Workingmen
CHICAGO. 111.. April 11. An organiza
tion of manufacturers has announced
that It will build a thousand homes for
w-orklngmen In Hammond. Ind. Th
men must show that thev have X10O In
the savings bank to nuallfj as an ap
plicant. Payment for the houses will
be made In monthly Installments of
13 to J3 and no Interest will be charged.
Works to Push Bill
To Limit Crime News
Passage of his bill prohibiting the pub
lication of details of crimes and serious
accidents In newspapers within the Dis
trict of Columbia will be advocated be
fore the Sennte next week by Senator
Works of California. He has prepared
a lengthy speech dealing with many of
the phases of modern Journalism as a
factor In the development of public
BURLESON BACKS PLAN
FOR EIGHT-HOUR DAY IN
Postmaster General Advocates Earlier Starting
Time for Workers At Cabinet Meeting Today.
. Other Department Heads Silent Wilson's
Mind Said to Be Open on Issue.
ALL U. S. CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYES
Postmaster General Burleson is the advocate of an
"eight-hour day" for Government clerks with reporting
hour at 8 o'clock which has thrown a bombshell into the
ranks of civil service employes.
He is trying to bring about a longer work day forthe
employes of the Government, and he made a strong pres
entation of his belief to President Wilson at the Cabinet
meeting today. He is acting in co-operation with F. O.
Cleveland, chairman of the Economy and Efficiency Com
mission, and others.-
"I am in favor of an eight-hour day," he said at the
Cabinet meeting at the White House today. "This applies
not onlyio Government clerks, but to everybody." It is
believed that this means, in Mr. Burleson's minH tfi s.
" A'dock"feporn"ng hour, as
Civil Service Commission Is
Instituting Trial Method for
U. S. Employes. i
A trial system of efficiency ratings or
3.000 or more clerks in the departmental
service In Washington, and the many
thousands scattered through the United
States. Is being Instituted by the Civil
Such efficiency ratings were provided
for by the last Congress in the legisla
tive bill, with the proviso that :ney
wero to serve as a basis for promotion
and demotion of all employes.
The Institution of this trial system,
coming as It does on the heels of a
proposal to lengthen the working hours
an hour a day. Is regarded by tho host
of civil service workers as significant.
The first trial system was worked out
for the National Bank Redemption
Agency of the Treasury Dep&rtment.
and now is In operation there. It was
Irstltuted by Executive order secured
by Secretary MacVeagh Just before his
retirement. The trial system soon will
be extended to several other divisions
of the Treasury Department and a num
ber of offices in the Postofflce Depart
ment. A division to care for this new work
has been created In the Civil Service
rnrnmiolnn. This division Is to be
known as the Division of Efficiency,
and is to handle and work out the gen
era! efficiency scheme, which probably
soon will be Inaugurated.
The entire question is being prepared
for submission for the consideration of
President Wilson at an early date.
Herbert D. Brown, well known
efficiency expert, has been appointed
chief of the new efficiency di
vision. Herbert Wood, former mem
ber of the Taft Commission on
Economy and Efficiency, and who
previously Instituted an efficiency
svstem In the postal service at large,
has been named assistant chief. Fur
ther organization of the division has
not been completed. But these two ex
nerts with Commissioner Mcllhenny.
who has planned and organized the
efHelencv system under Congressional
authorization are preparing for rapid
extension of the trial service.
The inauguration of a blanket sys
tem to cover all the departments will
not be Insisted probably for several
weeks, and will first be submitted to
President Wilson for approval.
Liquor Is Blamed for
Most Disrupted Homes
CHICAGO. April 11. A statement ny
Judge Gommlll made public today gives
the causes for disrupted homes In this
city, based on experience from cae
tried before him. He states that Ii5
per cent of the houses could be traced
directly to liquor: the Immorality of the
husband caused 12 per cent: Immorality
of the wife S per cent, and Interference
of motheri-ln-law. per cent.
SCHEME UNDER WAY
UNITE AGAINST PLAN
has teen reported, because the
half hoar off for lunch at noon Is not
included in his calculation of an
eight-hour day, it is believed.
All Are Silent.
All the other members of the Cabinet
refused to discuss Mr. Burleson's
proposal after the Cabinet meeting' .
today. No formal decision as to the
matter was reached at the Cabinet
meeting, and It is understood Presi
dent Wilson's mind Is still open on the
The fact that Postmaster General Bur
leson :an at any time require clerks In
the Postofflce Department to work
eight, nine, or any number of hours if
he so desires, has caused some appre
hension among his employes, who fear
that even If the new plan Is not adopted
in the other departments It may be In
Specific denials of any knowledge or
interest In Mr. Burleson's plan were
made by 8ec etary of the Interior Lane.
Secretary of War Garrison. Secretary of
Commerce Redfleld. Secretary of the
Navy Daniels. Secretary of Agriculture
Houston, Attorney General McReynolds.
and secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
at the White House today.
The expected order will brlnj tha
clerks to work at 8 o'clock Instead of
at 9. and even the threat of its Issuance
has thrown a bombshell Into the camp
of civil service employes, who from tlma
immemorial have been accustomed to
regard working hours of from 9 to :30
o'clock as much a part of the estab
lished order Of things as the Govern
The proposed order would causa
a hasty reorganization of the dally regi
men in mousanas oi nousenoids in tha
city ana tne suburbs, especially in
places as far as Rockville. Alexandria.
and Falls Church, where thousands of
Government clerks live. President Wil
son and members of the Cabinet are
said be considering putting on the ex
tra hour as the first step in the re
trenchment which will be caused by the
expected drop In Government revenues
when the new tariff goes into effect.
To Ask Help.
It Is expected that the civil service
employes of Washington will call up
on the civil service organizations
throughout the country to make a,
united protest against the order when
It is Issued. That a hard fight will
be made against it Is not doubted.
Many of the clll service employes
recognize, however, that the efficiency
of the Government servlct must be
Increased If the flcht against the pro
posed seven-year-tenure law is to M
successful. Ever since the last Con
gress tried to pass this measure Gov
ernment employes have viewed the
new- Administration w-lth uneasiness.
The proposition has alreadv been dis
cussed with the Wilson Cabinet by
Frederick A. Cleveland, chairman of
the Commission on Economy and Effi
ciency, anu current reports state that a
majority of the Cabinet members fa
vor It. The proposal is bv no means
new. It was made to President Taft
last year hv Mr. Cleveland, althougi
the discussion at that time was infor
mal. Congress will be appealed to from
scores of powerful points In the civil
service when President Wilson Issue th
"S o'clock' order. At a recent conven
tion of the civil ervlce represen:atlfd
In this city. It was stated that there
were a large number of Congressmen
with majorities sufficiently small In
their districts to cause them to heed
any reasonable demand made of them
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
The House was not In session today.
The House Democrats resumed their
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