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WASBXtfGrTOST, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 1(5, 1913.
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CLERKS MAY CO
Extension of Half Saturday Off
Plan Said to Have Friend in
HEARS ANTI-TAMMANY MEN
Executive Confers With New
York State Leaders on Pat
ronage for Murphy's Foes.
Reports are' current at the White
House today that President Wilson
Is distinctly favorable to extending
the Saturday half-holiday for clerks
to even a longer period during the
summer months than is the present'
custom of the departments.
No definite information can be ob
tained as to President Wilson's plans
regarding the clerks'' hours In the
departments, but he has repeatedly,1
said that he favors a half-holiday not i
only during the summer months, but
throughout the entire year, for cer
tain classes of work which are con
fining, and from certain hints he has
dropped recently it is believed he J
includes the Government clerks in
this class and that an important an
nouncement will be forthcoming
from the White House shortly.
An important visit was made to the
"White House todaj regarding the New
York anti-Tammany campaign In the
up-State counties. Assistant Secretary
of thelfavy Rooseyet, I.. M. Anttsdale,
editor of the Rochester Herald, and F.
If. Mott, -called upon the President to
dlscpts the up-Stale appointments, In
which, it is hoped, the influence and
Indorsements of Charles F. Murphy,
leader of Tammany Hall, will not be
The President "save iil hint ns to what
course he would follow in the matter
They recommended the appointment at
John T. Lynn, of Rochester, a strong
follower or Thomas Mott, Osborne.
anti-Tammany leader, as district attor
ney tor tn western district of New
Veterans in Senate Employ
Are Reduced by Democrats
and Jobs Threatened.
A storm of indignation has been
aroused among old soldiers at the Capi
tol and their comrades elsewhere by dis
closure of the fact that the Senate Demo
cratic management has slashed the nay
of the veterans on the permanent roll
of the upper bouse. Not only that, but
threats arc held out that if the old sol
diers, through any of the Republican
Senators, seek to get any redress they
will all be "fired."
On the permanent roll of the Senate
there are thirty old soldiers. By a Sen
ate resolution, they cannot be removed
except by action of the Senate. Most
of them have been employed as door
keepers. The Senate Democrats, as soon
as they got In power, began casting
around to see what they could do In re
gard to the places held by the veterans.
Js'ot caring to try to oust them, they
proceeded to cut salaries. In a number
of cases, the reduction Is one half of the
Aged veterans who are unable to per
form manual labor. It Is charged, have
been sent down to the folding room.
Senator Smoot called a meeting in his
office yesterday afternoon. But some of
the old soldiers asked him to take no
action for the present, saying they had
been advised they would be discharged
entirely if any move was made In the
Senate to restore their salaries.
The Utah Senator says the treatment
of the veterans Is unjust, that the Demo
.t , trmtinc as Dollttcal Jobs places
the Republicans never dreamed of so
treating, ana inai me couniry win iwi
countenance what Is being done when
It understand It.
'Reasonableness' of New
Traffic Rules Undecided
innimpnt na to the "reasonableness"
of the new traffic regulation requiring
operators of motor vehicles and drivers
of horses to keep to the right curbing
while going around a circle was not
made in the Police Court today as
Attorney W. S. Duval!, president of
the Automobile Club of Washington,
and counsel for that organization, who
filed a motion to quash the charge of
violating the regulation lodged against
Rov C. McDowell, was present In court
and ready to argue the motion, but As
sistant Corporation Counsel Williams
was called as a witness to one of the
The argument was postponed until
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THEIR SALARIES CU
D. A. R. Politicians
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At Top MRS. HENRY H. CUMMINGS,
Of Pennsylvania, State Resent
At Bottom MRS. GEORGE M.
STERNBERG, Candidate for Librar.
J. Ham Lewis Calls
On President Wilson
James Hamilton Lewis, the newly
elected Senator from Illinois, called at
the White House today, his hirsute
aureole glowing like a Cubist landscape,
and made the following sage-like state
ment to the press:
"Ten years ago when I came to Con
gress there wasn't anything I didn't
know about everything. Now, coming
to the Senate, I am conscious 1 know
nothing about anything."
rie paid his respects to the President
and recommended that his predecessor,
former Senator Shelby M. Cullom. bo
retained as head of the Lincoln Memo
Congressman Francis Burton Harri
son called at the White House to plice
the claims of Justice J. W. Gerard, of
the supreme bench of New York, for
an European diplomatic post before the
Army Officers Begin
Probe of Ohio Flood
Investigation of Ohio flood conditions,
instituted by secretary of War Garri
son, opened in Cincinnati today In
charge of Colonel Schunk, chairman of
the board of engineer officers, appoint
ed by General Wood to conduct the in
quiry. At Secretary Garrison's office today
it was stated that no outline of the
course to be pursued bv the investiga
tors had been formulated bv the de
partment. Since Colonel Schunk and
tre board of five officers left for Cin
cinnati Sunday morning, no report has
been received from them except an in
formal announcement that hearings
would be started today.
Lynching of Woman
Is Narrowly Avoided
SHREVEPORT, ta . April 16. That
a double lynching at Vivian, eleven
miles from here, was narrowly avert
ed last night was learned today when
a telephone message stated that a
mob searched the Jail there to find
Mrs. Delia Stroud, who killed her hus
band In the presence of Edward
Beelar, an admirer.
The mob was bent upon lynching: the
woman and Beeler. Howevcr.,she hud
been brought here for safekeeping,
and Beeler. whom she had anot In the
leg accidentally, while shopllng at her
husband, had been taketwto a hospital.
Asks Jobber Lynn.
A request thaPresIdcnt Wilson ap
point John DrLynn, of Rochester, to
be UnltedJKates attorney for the west
ern Nejyork district, was made by
L. XUAntlsdale, of Rochester, today.
Thyresldent promised to take the rc-
est under consideration.
D. A. R. ELECTION
Candidates, Secretly Admitting
Ignorance of Outcome, Try
to Appear Confident.
CRY OF "BLUFFING" IS HEARD
Open Conflicts Upon Floor of
Congress Averted by Iron
Rule of Mrs. Scott.
Though professing the utmost con
fidence In victory In the election go
ing on today, leaders of the various
factions of the D. A. R, are complete
ly at sea this afternoon as to the
In order to hearten weakening fol
lowers and to get the band' wagon
vote, expressions of absolute cer
tainty were Issued while the election
went on, but at heart neither the
leaders of the Mrs. John Miller Hor
ton or Mrs. William Cummlng Story
parties felt at ease.
The women managing 'the cam
paign of Mrs. Charles B. Bryan were
far from certain, too, how many
votes she will poll. The balloting will
end late tonight.
Accused of Bluffing.
Accusation of.bluffing were hurled at
opponents, and professions of confidence
which seemed bona fide were made by
every one -connected with the cam
paigns. Not for publication, those "on
the Inside" admitted that they could
not tell how the election would result
Pledges given by some delegates to both
the leading sides, and absence of dele
gates counted on respectively by Mrs
Story and Mrs. Horton, confused the
situation quits beyond all-prognostication.'
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' The tens4B of 'the . climax of the con
test showed Itself on "the floerjef the
conrress" many times today, wai -onen
conflicts -wer narrowly -.vettia4o
and uun. Mrs. Mattnew x. Hcott. pre
siding, ruled with a rod ,of Iron, and!
debates which promised to trow neepe
were shut off peremptorily.;
Bitter feeling manifested-Itself when
Mrs. George T. Smallwood. of the Dis
trict brought up the credentials com
mittee row once more and a ringing
challenge was delivered a little later
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
FOR TARIFF 8ILL
Underwood Calls on Wilson, and
Leaves, Confident Measure
Will Win Easily.
"I see clear sailing for the tariff bill
now. Outside of a few minor committee
amendments, the bill will go before the
House In Its present shape. The hard
est fights In caucus against the bill
have been already made."
This was the statement of Oscar Un
derwood, tariff pilot of the House and
majority leader, as he left the White
House today, smiling and full of con
fidence that all the obstacles In the
path of the new tariff bill had been
Debate to Be Brief.
Mr. Underwood says the debate in the
House will be brief, probably not ex
ceeding two or three weeks. He expects
that the caucus will complete Its de
liberations on the bill within three or
four days at the outside. There Is every
Inclination to give free rein to debate
In the House, but it Is not expected
that the opposition will prolong the dis
cussions unnecessarily, in view of the
overwhelming majority of the Demo
crats. Elucidating the life Insurance situa
tion which has caused confusion in ths
minds of some authorities. Mr. Under
wood said the new Income tax blI
makes absolutely no provision for the
taxation of either mutual companies or
policy holders other than Is provided In
the existing corporation tax.
Sees a Mistake.
"Those who have read the bill differ
ently are mistaken." he said. "The in
come tax docs not tax policies or Insur
ance firms except under the existing
corporation tax that Is the rate of 1
per cent. When accumulated benefits In
Insurance companies are converted Into
bonds and other forms of Investment
they become taxable under the Income
tax. That would naturally follow."
As Mr. Underwood came out of Presi
dent Wilson's office Secretary of State
Bryan went In. The two men between
whom hard feeling existed two years
ago bowed and smiled as they passed
Collars and Cuffs
At Tariff Caucus
Tackling the cotton goods schedule
of the new tariff hill, the House Demo
crats spent nearly two hours today In
lively debate On the Item of collars
and cuffs. The length of time devoted
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Mrs. S. Hazen Bond Criticises
Conduct During Suffrage
Parade in Affidavit.
PLEAS IGNORED, SHE SAYS
Work ofv0fficers bf Law Has
Been Censured by Scouts,
Declares F. C. Wood.
Caustic criticism of the conduct of
the police the day of the suffrage
parade was contained in an affidavit
submitted this morning by Mrs. S.
Hazen Bond to the Senate investigat
ing committee headed by Senator
Mrs. Bond described herself as a
friend' of Major Sylvester, but said
this did not prevent her from speak
ing her mind.
She was seated in the stand south
of the Treasury and had a good view.
The police, she said, made no effort
to keep open the entrances to the
stand south of the Treasury.
Crushed In Crowd.
Women and children were crushed In
the Jam about the stand, but the police
did not lift a finger to help. She criti
cised policeman No. 140, to whom she
Mrs. Bond in her affidavit sayr.:
"Only one entrance to the stand ap
peared to- be available. Three police
men were standing on the steps at this
entrance, up above the crowd, where
the air was good and they had plenty
of breathing space. During all the
time I was In the stand I never saw
them offer to aid any of the women
struggling In the crowd, nor make- any.
effort to keep the crowds back. They
all looked to be drugged and nine
tenths asleep.". .
'Aa to No'. HO she says:
"He was stahdin iuat in frenL of-
-me, ancr-T-asTced him to. move to one
aiae ana let me get Into tho stand,
as I was belnr crushed. H turnod
and glared at me as at a rattlesnake. p
i cauea to my husband to come to
help me. and the policeman threatened
to arrest him if he did not move on.
I told the policeman that we were
personal friends of Major Sylvester, and
that if he did not help me I should re
port him to the Superintendent of Po
lice. "No Difference."
"He Jabbed me in the side with his
club and shoved me up on the stand,
and told me that I could report any
thing I wanted to; that It wouldn't
make any difference."
Mrs. Bond declares she was hurt in
the back and In the side, and that she
still suffered from these Injuries.
That some of the Boy Scouts criticised
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Rumor of Armistice by
Balkans and Turkey
VIENNA. April 16. Persistent reports,
none of them officially confirmed, con
tinued all over Europe today to the
effect that another armistice has been
agreed upon in the Balkan war. In
Constantinople It was believed that
Turkey and Bulgaria had agreed upon
a ten dayB' cessation of hostilities. The
ambassadors In London professed to be
lieve that the end of the war Is near,
but the Montenegrin foreign office ha
told the Powers that Montenegro would
not accept any amount of monetary
consideration in return for Scutari.
Dead Girl's Fiance
Arrested in Chicago
CHICAGO. April lfi.-George Ringlar.
jr., fiance of Edna May Erederickson,
whose death the police are attempting
to link with the mysterious murder of
George DIetz, wealthy tailor and patron
of art, was arrested early today as
he stepped from the steamer Califor
nia, from Milwaukee.
Rlngler was taken to detective head
quarters and closeted with men working
on tho case. He proteMed that he did
not know Dictz, nver neard the Ered
erickson girl speak of him. and that
hfr flrkt heard of the murder yesterday
morning when a steward on the Caro
lina told him of It.
Mrs. Eaton May Face
XORWCU Mass., April 16. Rumors
that an Insanity test may be nrratig"l
within a few days for Mrs. Jennie M.
Eaton, in jail at 1'1 mouth, awaiting
trial In June for the alleged murder of
her husband. Admiral Joseph C. Eaton,
were heard here today, following a tel
ephone conversation between District
Attorney Barker, of Brockton, and
State Officer bcott. who has continued
to work on the case since Mrs. Eaton's
Passenger Rates Must
Be Brought in Harmony
All railroads In the Central Freight
Association territory were notified by
the Interstate Commerce Commission
today that passenger fares, where they
exc-eed tho combination of rates estab
lished by States' authority, must be
brought In harmony nlth the long and
short haul section of the commerce act
by May 1. 1313.
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At Left CARlJJJfAL-.V: VANNUTELLI, "Who Is At the Vatican, Waiting for the Call, 'to .Confess His .Holiness,
At Right CARDINAL S. VANNUTELLI, Sub.dean of the College of Cardinals, Who Is Acting' As Dean In the Ab-
seaee of Cardinal Oreglia, Who Is Seriously 111, and Who Will Call the College Together to Elect a new Pope,
In the Event of the Death of Pius X.
Pontiff Is Not Expected to Live Until Mid
night, Is Bulletin Sent Out From Vati
can Has Bid Tearful Farewell to
His Old Servants From Venice.
ROME, April 16, 6 P. M Latest reports from bedside of the Pope de
clare that the Pontiff is dying. He is not expected to live until midnight.
Throughout the city hope has been abandoned, and preparations are go
ing on everywhere in a fashion to confirm the general belief that His Holiness
will not survive the night.
At 6 o'clock this evening all members of the Pontiff's family were re
quested to remain in close call and to hold themselves in readiness for the
final summons to the bedside.
They were told by Dr. Amici that the Pope could not possibly survive the
BIDS FAREWELL TO SERVANTS
Bl'LLETIX ROME. April 16.
Dr. Andrea Amici, hastily
summoned from luncheon this
afternoon, found Pope Pius suf
fering from highly increased fe
ver. His condition is regarded as
ROME, April 16. Pope Pius X,
convinced, despite his cheerful opti
mism, that his death is inevitable, in
sisted this afternoon on saying good
by to nil his personal attendants,
most of whom served him when, as
archbishop, patriarch, and later car
dinal, he lived in Venice, and whom
he brought to the Vatican when he
was elevated to the pontificate
Reading that his end could not be
far off, the papal physicians consent
ed, but limited the number of serv
ants to be admitted, singly, to the
POPE PIUS X, Bestowing a Blessing a Photograph Takes
(By United Press.)
sick chamber, and the length of each
Solemnl, cooks, grooms, gurdeners.
and other attaches of the Vatican en
tered the Pope's room, falling on their
knees at the foot of ills bed
The Pope spoke to nil of them In the
Venetian tongue, first thanking them
for their long service and then giving
them the apostolic blessing Every
servitor cried as It his heart viould
break, and before the audience had
gone far, the Holy Father was crying,
Although greatlj weakened by his re
lapse of last night. Pope Plus X slept
well for several hours. After the first
iTiorough examination today. Pi of.
Marchlafava and Dr. Amici issued the
"The Pope slept tranquilly for sev
eral hours, and his temperature this
mornrng is 101.8. Ills heart condition is
Throughout the night an anxious
crowd kept careful watch on the Vati
can, for notwithstanding the assurances
of Prof. Ettore Marrhiafava there was
doubt that tho "satisfactory general
About a Month Ago.
condition" on the Pontiff Is borne out
by the facts
In the early night the Pope's con
dition first became really alarming. His
temperature ros to almost 10a and re
mained there for hours. Ills pulse was
very weak and he breathed with great
est difficult. The bronchitis condi
tion returned, noticeably more acute
than before, and His Holiness was un
able to cough satisfactorily. Sounds .1
the bronchial tubes indicated the spread
of the Infection to his lungs and the
physicians contemplated giving him an
emetic In order to clear the windpipe.
The bronchial features presented new
and grave symptons. The par; of the
left chest, already affected, grew per
efitlblv. with a large area of possible
congestion an indication of pneumonia.
The bacteriological examination of the
Pontiff's sputum confirmed the feais
of the physicians that the bronchia!
trouble Is Infectious.
Tne srreatest activity prevailed at
the Vatican all night. Dr. Amici
and Caglati remained at the he-tside
all the tlmo and Dr. Marchlafava was
there much of the time. Vnn lie
left In the early hours after midnight,
he vvai besieged by correspondents,
whom ho assured that the Tope'd con
dition was not alarming.
Third Degree "Ghosts" Forced
Murder . Confession, Says '
ARE CHARGED WITH TORTURE
Authorities Accused of Unbear
able Treatment to Gain
False. Story of Crjme.
Charging- that a "ghost" was used
to scare a confession from Norman
Bruce McCIeary, charged with mur
dering Mrs. Nannie Henry In Hagers
town, August 15, 1912, Attorney
Charles Waggaman, . McCleary's
counsel, today followed up his story
by accusing Washington police help
ed in a "third degree" process.
In the crowded, court room at
Rockville, whence the case was re
moved on a change of venue process.
Attorney Waggaman startled- his
hearers by charging United States
District Attorney McComas Hawken
and Detectives Grant and Heelan, of
headquarters, with taking part in a
'sweating" of the prisoner.
Used a White Sheet
Th nrosecutlon attempted to show
there was no "third degree," and that
the confession of McCIeary was maoe
of his own volition. The derense
charged that the prisoner was brought
to Washington for the-eapreaa purpose
of giving him the "third decree,"
Then he was brought back: to kock-
vllle. where. Attorney waggaman
claimed. Ave detectives pursued the
One member of the, party wa tno
i.hn-t" niaA In n white- sheet aad
uttering' ghastly statemwits to break
the prisoners nerve, this Bno9tjrou
McCIearv's cell several nights, accord
ing to the "Waggaman charges.
Th orlsoner was kent m solitary con
finement. The ghost preyed on his nerve
until ) last, half starved and broken in
spirit, he signed the confession prepared
by Prosecuting Attorney waisinger. oi
Hagerstown. So went the accusation of
The prosecuting attorney aamuiea
nrnnrlni- th confession of McCelaiy,
hut ho maintained strongly that It was
at McCleary's own request and not un
der a "sweating" process.
Chief Frledlnger, of the Hagerstown
force, startled the court crowd with an
admission that he had heard of the
third degree on McCIeary. although h
Cld not know of his own knowledge
that It had been performed.
The case today was in a prellmlnarj
stage. The prosecution tried to break
cdwn the charges of the defense so that
the confeslon might go into the record.
Deny Third Dcct:c
Several witnesses were called to.re
fu(e charges. The prosecuting attorney
entered a dei-IaU Chief Freldlnger torn
of what he knew, but could 'not give a
positive Btatement that there had been
no thlid degree.
Upon completion of the prosecutions
case this afternoon, the defense will
introduce witnesses to support Its story.
It will endeavor to show that when
"the third degree" failed at Hagers
town, the prisoner was brought to the
United States District Attorney Haw
ken's office. In this city, for a star
chamber session with Hawken and the
two headquarters detectives. Then ha
was taken back to the headquarters and
tflnally incarcerated again In tha
Hagerstown Jail at the week end.
There U was that the live detectives,
as yet unnamed, came Into the eae.
One of the quintet, according to Wagsa
man's outline of the case, did tho
ghastly work In the eel. while the other
four acted, as confederates to hear any
statements of theiptisoner, and to as
sist In staging this unusual form of
The contention of tho defense Is that
the confession should not be admitted
since, they assert. McCIeary signed it
only after he had been tortured and
sought to escape furtner "star cham
To Tell Story.
Tomorrow Miss Lupah Henry, daugh
ter of the murdered woman, will vt
on the stand to tell what she knows of
the terrible tragedy. It Is expeted that
she will relate conversation with Mc
CIeary In Washington subsequent to
the time when he Is alleged to have
strangled the mother to death. Sha
will picture the mad love of the young
prisoner and give as much as she
knows of the details leading to Mc
Cleary's frenzied attack on the mother
followinc her refusal to permit him to
see the girl.
Miss Henry was again today a mute
spectator as the prosecution tried to
force the State to admit the confession
of her former sweetheart.
From miles around tne curious went
to Hagerstown today, choking tno
courtroom In the expectation of sensa
Woman Asks $25,000 as
Compensation for Hurts
Mrs. Bridget White, an employe of
the Bureau of Engraving aud Printing.
tiled suit In the District Supreme Court
todav against the Washington Railway
and Electric Company for 3,000 dam
ages for injuries nlleged to have been
received beoruary 'i. iviz. wnue sna
was alighting from a street car at
Eleventh and F streets northwest. It
is alleged that Mrs. White's hip wi
broken and that she received injuries
of a permanent nature.
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