BLOW TO AUSTRIA
Country Will Receive
No Aid in Offen?
SUCCOR ONLY IF
IT IS ATTACKED
German Emperor Does Not Be?
lieve General European Con?
flict Is Inevitable, and Takes
Stand Which Will Go
Far Toward Maintaining
Peace Among Powers.
(Special Cable to The Tlmes-I-rfapatcb,)
Lfeilin. L/ecember 7.?it Rueela at?
tacks Austria. Germany wM give the
Austrian* all the aid in tae father
lands power. But if Austria attacks
ilussla or ger/la. which tomes to the
.?nie thing, t ssUl have to do its
This, it was said, on high diplomatic
authority hero to-night was wiat the
ii<man Emperor told Archuuke Fran?
cis Ferdinand of Austria when th-j
latter visited him In Germany recent?
ly, during the height of tho scare over
tne threat of a general J.?ropean war.
The archduke, who Is heir to th
. .Sir an throne, tame, it said, to
a- I permission irom Emperor Wlil'ani
lor his ally. Austria to declare hos?
tilities against awrrla. The campaign
against the Has Slain It was recog
alaasX wou.d be by itself a smal! ir.at
U r, : ut the arenduke was as woli
aware aa the Emperor that stsjan a
v. ouid be forced to come to the little
i.etion a aesistanc.. KusM* being a
fas to be roslroBed with. Ferdinand
dtd not teel that the Austrlans could
kilo:.! to take the tinal step v. uaiut
?. dt i.nite i aekurance that they would
kuv< Gei man backing.
Wae >ure of support.
That this support wuuJJ bs readily
p.edged aoarsaor. it was said Perdi
Bar.d wae so sure that he had a.rudj
a: ranged for a meeting between Gen
araj ?chemua? and \ on Mu.tke the
cmefs respectively of the Austrian
and German general army staffs; to
Williams answer was said to have
eaeal the bitterest dlsappoir.tn.eei of
Ferdinand's life though prooa-uiy no.
io tne aged Kmperor of Austria, who
? aa opposed to war. MM almost MST*
lalail would have been dragged inu*
it according to :he dip.omatic version,
ht William had approved tne arch?
Ferdinand was eaid to have taken
Mas ground that sooner or later a gen?
eral Furopean OsaS Is inevitable on ac?
count of the antagonism between Ger
Baaap ^nl Eng.and. This being the
? '-? . Be ergueu tust Germany. Austria
ar.a itai;. ???jnstituting the triple alli?
ance, ought not to wait until the triple
entente ? England. Fiance and Kuasla
?has Increased its strength through
the reorganization now in progress In
Kuesian army, but should strike
raaaap is ready for war, if war is
i.-.e vitabie. the Emperor replied, but
fag bMsino?? as well as humanitarian
tea SOSM it prefers peace. Nor. His;
ilaje?ty added, did he belie\e i general
ISarapeaa clash inevitable. On the
contrary. he thought it could be
aTlOHaai tried to soften his refusal,
it was said, by promising to use his
tr.fluer.ee with the Czar to maintain a
moderate attituds and alao to have
the German Chancellor, aa a warn'ng
t Russia, publicly Inform the Re'ch
c;f that Germany would help Austria
in case it was attacked.
Csar Told la Adtaaee.
The Chancellor did It. and what he
e .id created a decided stir at the vari?
ous European capitals. As a matter
? i fact, however, It was decided that
Fusel a was told in advance what he
would say and why. and the Crar con?
sented to have him do It
It was announced to-day that Ger?
many had approved of the suggested
ambassadorial <.onference proposed by
Sir Edward Grey. British i>ecretary of
State for Foreign Affairs, and that the
h ddlng of the conference was now
assured. Ambassadors repreeentlng
the triple alliance?Germany. Austria
; : d Italy?the triple entente?England.
France and Russia?and the warring
ptaaaa?Turkey. Greece. Bulgaria Sorvia
and Montenegro?and perhaps Reu
mania, which haa kept out of the
ftalkan War. will meet In London Fri?
day. December IX elmultanejualy with
the Balkan-Turkish peace conference.
Dlpleeaats EiSect Peace.
i-pecla'. Cable to The Times- Ids patch )
Eondon December '?-?Though a
.fli fleet Is reported to he making
r demonstration off the straits of the
l ardsnelles and warlike preparations
?ec reported In both Austris-Hungsry
end Sere-la. dlplomata to-night were
v.- Ing that the simultaneous pesce r.e
(?t ist Ion* and conference of ambas?
sadors called for next Friday would
result In amicable settlement of all
Among the things that tne Balkan
alllea will demand of Turkey are:
The cession by the Porte of all Eu
T irkey north snd west of a line
from Media, on the Black Sea down
through Adrlanopl* and Ohorlu to the
Gulf of Saroe
Autonomous government for AJ
b.inla under the supervision of the
?. :kan states.
The cession of Crete to Greece
The Internationaiixatlon of A Orte -
The reduction of the Turkler. garri?
sons In Janlna and Scatarl.
The question of the payment be
T.-ke- of s war Indemnity will come
np. out it is conceded thet the indem?
nity. If paid, will be small, heeanee
of the large financial gains of the et?
Religions freedom will be insists*!
upon In European terrttorv retained
Continued on Third fege ?
IOW HOI.in.tt K \TT."
t > Seat been Rallwar Stm.te e.' .h. "ntr
m t a Seen Sen-al " Depecere from Rleh
SBSSd ? P. ? Deity, with eleetrlr :trhf4
e'epieg <ae A Mb ?>.? A M and n a *>
at te all bjm ?oath. Int ?maltee it * t
NAVY YARDS BACK
IN CIVIL SERVICE
I Thirty Thousand Skilled
Workers Taken From
ORDER ISSUED BY
Mote Recommended at Recent
Conference of Commandants
and Approved by Secretary
Merit System Enforced
Wuhloij'.os, December 7.?More then
?0,000 skilled worktri la the t*vy
yards throughout the United State*
were to-day placed under the protec?
tion of civil service by executive order
of President Taft. The President's
order was issued with the approve, o:
the Civil Service Commission, and in
accordance wftii an opinion by At?
No navy yard employes below the
grade of skilled mechanics will be:
afftcted by President Taft? order. A|
I recent conference of navy yard com-j
I mandants r? <j:i.mended that the men i
1 be placed in the classified service, and j
tnat wa-u appro.?d by Secretary Meyer.
Tool makers, electricians, stone cut- i
, Urs. machinists, masons, moulders. '
ordar.ee men. plumbers and other* awl
be affected by the order. Until el'gi-I
tie lists for the new classifications J
can be made, new appointments Vj
IMfe positions will b-- ina?e in the1
fttgIS for conveying the 30,600 Into ]
the c.aseirled service have b?en ap- '
j.roved by the Secretary of the Navy
and President Taft, and will o; made
anown to the r.avy yard command
agcta Shortly. It it said tnat the order,
will not displace any employe*.
"There will be .eas reason and 1 .ss 1
incentive lor the use of political in?
fluence by applicants," civil service
.'?rhcials said to-day. "and the classl- j
rieation adll have a salutary effect'
upon the employes, who will feel se-;
cure In their positions. It will be!
noted that the matter of classification,
has been under advisement contlnu-1
, uuttly for four years. The result is
the manipulation from political on
personal coercion of the r.avy yard j
j people '"
Effective Not Later Tea* June.
The order must beoome effective not'
latei than June 20 next- It affects;
' ail navy yard employes except com- !
rnon laborers. The present occupants
of positions may be classified upon!
their efficiency being certified by the '
various commandants eg by being '
examined and found qualified by the',
labor board, and being recommended:
by the committee and the officer under j
whom employed. The new regulations'
jrovide for competitive examination. |
President Taft s order will nave the
effect of giving the employes the sta- '
tu; they had from Itft to 130*. Tne j
crder continue* the merit system pro-j
vided oy Congress, which, with sut?-i
?tequent modlMcations, was ectnrced j
in an executive order by President I
Cleveland in IsSS.
President Cieve-and. in 1894. iseued
an order containing the regulations. ?
After revision they were adopted by j
tne Civil Service Commission "for the
r eaao n they had been found useful. ;
and It waa important they should be .
given stability independent of eheagreej
mt administration," and because the!
ciraTn^iz&Uon was Isased on the principle- !
that political influence should be dis- I
regarded in appointment of navy yard '
employes. This action was confirmed i
by President Cleveland In an execu
t ve order in ls3?, and for seven years
it was supposed classification had I
been accomplished. In 1905. however, j
the Attorney-General held that navy!
yard employes had not been, but could
be clAssined by modifying or revoking
the navy yard regulations. Since that
time representative of the Navy De-J
partment and the Civil Service Com?
mission have had under consideration
euch modification as would permit of
the classification of navy yard em?
"CARING" FOR THE HELPLESS
Tnrks ?aip \% omen sad < hlldrea away
I.Ike *-o Mil} tattle.
(Special Cable to The Times-Dispatch >
Constantinople. December 7._Tur?
key's method of caring for the thou?
sands of refugees, who were compelled
to leave their homes by the continued
advances of the Balkan alliea. was .
thoroughly characteristic of the Otto- |
man. The women and children were
shipped wholesale to Asia Minor and
then left to shift for themselvea
"It was quite simple." explained an
oifleer or the Anat'il.in Railway to?
day. "At various points alter passing
Ismid. the last station on the Sea of
Marmora, we would dlecoaneet two
care from the tram and leave the local
Inhabitants to mske the best arrange
?.... . tham tw.eT could."
FOOT CAUGHT IN FROG
\lrftsa Cwsapelled t? *??!? t a?ll Trat?
raaors Over It
rSpedal to The Times-Pspsteh.]
Peterson. ?f. J. December 7? ? a
foot caught In the frog of a switch on i
the Erie Railroad. Jeese Wilde a n-a
ohialex of Jaldvale. unable t.. re>a?
himself, bad to wait until a freignt
train had aaseed over K
Leaning away from tha tracks, ha
saved bis Ufa. bat he was so hsdly
Injured by the train that physicians
later found H nereaaary to amputate
hla right leg above the knee, alee his
Wilde was harrv'.n* home an.i I ???k
a abort cat a er sea tbe railroad M? ,
saw the train coming, but th.iueht )?
had ample time to get across Iii?
risrht foot *"??t wedeeii in the fr<?g er? r
Which he tried to jump M. waved
hla hand, hat ?he cneinre-r did Bet
? ? him.
Its-* ssnkt ta
wrest. Latter s*t
unt. laity, mm
READY TO WATCH
Exposition of Money
Trust Is Prepared
Few of the "Kings" of Wall
Street Will Appear?Probe to
Be Resumed Monday, and
Pujo Will Make Sharp Re?
ply to Traducers of His
[Special to The Tlmes-Ldspatcb..]
Washington. December "..?How the
money trust "wheels go 'round" is
ready for complete exposition. Tu?
House investigating committee will
resume its probe Monday.
Bankers and brokers from Wail
Street and several Eastern, titles?
twenty-eight in number?are- now un?
der subpoena to testify at the hear?
ings. Chairman Pujo, of the investi?
gating committee, staled to-night tnat
he expected the hearings to conclude
December 20. and that a complete re?
port will be made to the House soon
after the Christmas recess.
It was learned to-night that few of
the "kingn" of Wall Street will bo
haled to the committee's witness
stand, it was stated emphatically tnut
neither J. rialP?111 Morgan, the Eocke
fallara nor other "big" men of the
.street would ze served with subpoenas.
C. A. Pugsiey. of Peekskill. N. Y..
president of the American Bankers'
Association, will be the first witness
Monday. He will be followed by Jacob
H. Schiff, the New Vork banker. Otbar
witnesses later in the week will be
Frank A. Vanderllp. former assistant1
Secretary of the Treasury. Otto Kuhn,
of Kuhn. Loeb & Co., and managers of'
the New York Stock Exchange. Bank
an who are members of the Phiiadel-.
phia and Pittsburgh clearing houses
also will testify.
It leaked out to-night that bankers!
of Buffalo and Albany are also in the j
committee dragnet. Deputy Sergeant-!
at-Arms White. of the House. has
been In upper New York lor several
days serving subpoenas.
lateraayer la Charge.
Sunday, night Samuel Untermyer,
who Is special counsel for the lnve^t<
1 gating committee, will arrive here to
stage the opening hearings. Unter?
myer has complete charge of the
course of the investigation. Chairman
Pujo let it be known to-night.
"Mr. Untermyer is directing this In?
vestigation." the Representative said.
"Despite unfounded reports of dis- j
aention between Untermyer and mem?
bers of the commute, he is, and will:
remain. In charge, with the fullest coa- i
fidence and support of the committee."|
Pujo said it was Untermyer*s plan. ?
approved by the committee, to expedite
the inquiry, without attempting to col-|
lect a mass of atatlstlca or useless in- i
formation which would protract the1
"We propose to get action at this
sesaion of Congress, If possible," l'u;o,
Compilation of statistics from flr.an-j
clal Journals and other sources, tend
Bag to show the domination of rinance!
by a handful of men or Interests, has;
been practically completed by the ex-i
pert accountants of the committee.
From the witnesses who will tes- j
tlfy during the two weeks of hearings,
it la proposed to secure testimony to
make merely a "record" of salient and
well-known features of management
and direction of bank clearing houses,
stock and produce exchanges.
w 111 Make Sharp Keply.
That sharp reply to the critics of
the money trust committee for the
criticism of alleged delay in procedure
is to tt made soon by Chairman Pujo I
on the floor of the House was a new j
development to-night Pujo declined :
to stato if he proposed to charge or
show that "the interests" themselves ;
are opposing the inquiry. Several
committee members privately declared ,
:o-n!ght that powerful Influence are
being brought to bear upon Congress
and tne press to distort the real facts
cciic- ning the investigation and be?
little Its efljeary.
i'lijo has been collecting data for nis
speech to compare the sassapy trust
probe with various other investigations
of Cnr.greos In recent years. Tills
show ng. it is declared, will be high?
ly fa", orable to the money trust In?
quiry. A dramatic attack upon th? al?
leged traducers of the committee if
PROGRESSIVES TO CONFER
nixoa r.soeet? Larsr tttcarfaacc at
( bleat" ?.atbrrla*.
'Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Waehiraton P'C mber 7?Senator
Joseph M I?lxon. chairman of the Na?
tional Committee of the progressive
party, who wir leave here to-morrow
noon with National Secretary O. K.
DavV* for th? <"hlcas*> conference of
Progressive leaders, said to-night that
the committee to he choaen to draft
a program of national legislation*
probably would be made up of persons
"The executive committee will meet
at the La Salle at je o'clock on Mon?
day." be eald. 'and (he national com?
mittee win meet in open conference
Tuesday rnornlna T- this conference
hare been invited r-.any of the State
leaders I shall call the meeting to
order, apeak ina only briefly. and
Colonel Rooee\ei? win oellver sn sd
dress that day >ens*er Psinl kegs
will sneak Wednesdsy and Jane Ad
dams and other lealers will also be
t . ?d?% aft* - ad n i itasadaj
will be given to eeneeal discussion of
wars and means "f ?rivir-a- on the
Issrt probebl> Int" Thai
tMi-not r.i? ?rttt n t
Kl< H*t<?N'1> T ? 111' wi\ ;|MV , -v. ? ??. I
?--, e?:ls>T r>?|>er'?'e * I M T>.. ?l?k j
tille?sf? electric lighted er?eIns r.e?es ale.
lea car Arrive tl.anta ? Bs * X . n
AT WHITE HOUSE
ference as Guests
Land Credit Systems Are Di?
cussed, With President as Chief
Speaker, and Committee of
Governors Is Appointed to
Investigate and Report
at Next Meeting.
Guilty of Many Things,
but He's Not Gov. Blease
[tprrlal to I hi- Ttmcs-Illapatch.]
l\ M-hlnui'-ii. Ihrrmber 7.?stand
ins; In tar lehhj ad thr ,\t? Wll
lard to-day, ?rnatur tall, of Nen
Mexico, rrko nran a liroad black
?nmbrrrn and a huKe mimtarkr, wi?
tppruirkrd by a brand-new nrw?
paprr reporter, wh?>. taking off kla
hat and amlllng, aald:
"I believe I am Hddreaalag Gov?
ernor illeaae. am I notf
??\o, by ir?d," thundered the Xfw
Mexican. "I've bad to plead aullty
tf> nearly every thlna, but not that.'
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Washington. December 7.?At the
I concluding session of the Conference
of Governors, held at the White House
; this afternoon, a committee of nine
!?tate executives was named to study
the different land credit system*, and
to make a definite recommendation at
the next conference to be held at Col?
orado Springs next year as to the best
scheme suitable for adoption in this
, country. This committee consists ot
Governors Plalsted, of Maine, chair?
man; O'Neal, of Ala-ama, Mann, of;
Virginia, Harmon, of Ohio. McGovern.
of Wisconsin, Hadley, of Missouri;
Foes, of Masso-husetts. Carey, of Wy-j
cming, and Johnson, of California.
Mr. Taft entertained twenty-seven
i Governors at luncheon at the White
, House. Including Blease, of South
I Carolina, the firebrand,
j After luncheon the Governors
: grouped themselves on the front steps
? of -.he Walt? House a-id lad their
photographs taken. Then they pro?
ceeded to the East Room, where the
r-uslness meeting was held. President
Taft, who several months ago sug
; gested to the Governors the advisav
i bility of establishing a system of agri?
cultural banks in this country siml-ar
1 lo those existing abroad, made the
' Wc are not going to adopt a sys?
tem over night. ' said the President.
"It Is going to take a considerable
length of time before the country
shall receive the benefit of It, but the
earlier we <i,egln the agitation the
earlier we shall achieve the purpose
we have in bringing the matter to
the attention of the public
"There Is no subject,'' continued the
Pret-ld'-nt. "of greater Importance to
ihe people of the United State* than
the improvement of agricultural
methods, the keeping them up to date
in all agricultural communities, the
securing of profits to the farmer, the
attracting of the young men of the
country to farming as a lucrative
profession and the lowering of the
cost of producing agricultural pro?
ducts, and -owering of their prices to
Eaay Eirbasee Possible.
' We have great capital In this
country-, and we have farming proper?
ty that Is producing farm products
of Immense value. It would seem
clear that with these two element*
it would be possible to introduce a
third, by which the,farmer engaged
:r. producing the crops should be able
to prove the value of what he pro?
duced and the va.ee of the land on
which It is produced, to obtain money
on the faith of the land and the faith
of the product which will enable him
to expand his acreage and better his
methods of cultivation and production.
An easy exchange between capital and
farmer" with proper security has been
established In European countries,
a here the rate of Interest hw been
lowered, where the farmer Is prar-|
tically on the same basis In the-.-.orrcw- I
:ng of money as the business man
'If this can be done aTroad it can]
b. don.- here, and If abroad we find,
that government institutions adapted
to form the conduit pipe between capi?
talists and farmers .ire ?aVaaaaJ ally
operating, why should we not adopt
them h< re*
"While conditions In this ? ountry
and Europe are sum-shut different.''
the presid.-nt said, "yet by modifica?
tion of the European plan, thr idea
could And a proper place In the United
The White House conference lasted
'<ss 'ban sn hour. In addition to
I "reside st Taft. Secretary of Agricul?
ture Wilson. Senator Fletcher, ot
Florid.i aad Dr. Ulli in Johnson. ?f
t ? .-? uthetn Comm-r--ia. Congress,
^made abort spr?hes. Final adjourn?
ment waa taken sh??r:b after 4 oV.'wk
Man: "f 'he t^>v.rn->rs left Wash?
ington t"--:cr>- !'. - Vre ?. al
tnough others remained over to at?
tend the dinner of the Gridiron Hub
or to engage In political conferences
with th' senate and NasTaTd
Haa ?%? Ipolosy ta Make
Wa>*hlr?ton. December "?ieovern.it
Cole t. B'ease. of So>ith Carolina, i
w-ncse remarks created stormy scenes'
at the Richmond conference, was)
atnona th? first Oovsrnors to arrive i
to-day for a conference with President
Tsft Me took apartrrrents at a down?
town hotel snd spent psrt of the day
I I t ' .i.e.; ? t. >~ ? --n l I'a*'- I
-rnr ToiMtro imimt
dais as ahn are da>wOjSS4h
free, aar "*>* wantln* a ssgg
tbesr sare- aad s.idr?se an en
Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson
Sympathizes With Congressman Levy
Monticello and Jefferwen'e grave. 1 narrt?: Mra. Martin W. Littleton, of
!7 ^ork' lrad?-r of ?be ?OTfmrnt to kare the lovrranrai purchase the home,
aad < OBgressnaan Jefferson Levy, of .\ew York, tta present oiretr.
[Special to The Times-Diapatch.]
Washington. December 7 ? Frank at
Randolph, of K.sswick. Va.. preat
great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson,
to-day wrote Congressman I>evy a
strong letter protesting asralnst the
methods of Mrs. Martin Uttleton In
trying to secure control of "Monti
cello," the home of Jefferson.
In expressing his wish that Mr. Levy
may maintain control of ??Montlcello>??
Mr. Randolph said:
"I am sorry to be so dilatory In ex?
pressing to you my sympathy and my
abhorrence of the. unjust fight Mrs.
"Littleton Is waging to seize your home.
I am sure that all my family, to whom
you have always been so courteous
and kind in offering the hospitality of
'Monticello.' feel the same wjty. We
all feel that it Is a travesty on Jus?
tice, a direct Infrlncement on Ameri?
can liberty and directly opposed to the
principles and sentiments of the great
builder of 'Monticello.
'The oare and preservation you
have bestowed on this dear old place
showi your faithful and sentimental
appreciation of your charge.
"You have always evinced a desire
and iintereat to care fcjr Jefferson's
TO BE OVERLOOKED
President-Elect Wilson Will See
Them All on His
EARLY SESSION DESIRED
Underwood Will Urge That Con?
gress Meet Xot Later Than
Washington. December 7.?On the
I return of President-Elect W'oodrow
Wilson to his native country. Demo?
crats who are to be forceful In shap?
ing tariff legislation at the extraordi?
nary session of Congress which Gov?
ernor Wilson has announced he is to
call not later than April 15 are to
urge the President-elect to .onvene
this extraordinary session on Mar. n
15. The Democrat who is at the head I
of this movement to urge the President '
to call the extraordinary seseion for,
March It Is Representative Oscar St. I
L'nderwood. chairman of the Ways snd 1
Means Committee. Supporting Mr.
Underwood are many other Congress?
With Governor Wilson's safe return
BS the executive chair at Trenton, he
hi to begin his conferences with lead?
ing Democrats of the country. Has
only is he to confer with William .1 I
Hr'nn, but n-> leading Democrat is b?!
be overlooked. This statement was '
made immediately after the arrival ot :
\v illlam K. M<C"mb*. 'h.a..-man of the,
Democratic National ?"ommlttee, who
Is in town to attend the Gridiron Club
dinner Mr McCombs had nothing to
say personally on the question, but It 1
is quite well known that Represents- J
ttve Underwo?*! is to he one of STSt- |
son's visitors. On that visit Mr I n-)
derwood. It Is stated Is to sutrgesi t..
PresKent-Elect Wilson that the k - ?
er the extraordinary session is called I
the better It will be for the bu?inr?
interests of the country and th? oul< a- j
er the new tat iff bill kg be prepare!
by Mr. l'nderw??od-s commute' .it
rejiten it- amend- . l.y I lie Mo an.)'
th- Senate will he ready for P-i
dent V? llson's signature
Mr. Underwood said to-da> I as
lleve hrmiy with a numt-er of ssy
Democratic colleagues thai It a
be asivlsahle for President Wilson to
call the extrar rdinarv session ss quick
at after March 1 as p-sslb.e I he*- j
BO hesitation In suggesting the dai
to bo March Is In my dai]v snail ?"
many lettere. principally from textile
manufacturers, requesting that 1 give
them the best In'orma' on at my <om - .
saaatd as lo the n?w echeiute? for th'ir,
goods. Of course. I .an give them no ?
Information They write that thej ,
ore slowing down in business sea
hesitate to go ahead bei auae of the un- ,
certain!-, of "i? s.-t.edule* to be adopt- t
ed In the tariff MM affecting their
? | reel il.al a Ith s.,metbing like
un?n!r<- is ?? Hot, tb? let tartg bill
.? '.. . I.. .1.-1 .>-id slei ? I '.V the
Pres? )? tii rertalnlt n<-t 'eter then
Jnlv i>e\i Th. main feat- res of the
new Mil without the elig?Meet doaitt.
will be .?laaoet similar if not Identuai
with the b'll which we passed last
session, snd w' tch the P-eeldont es-j
in is nor mp[
G. O. P., Sick Unto Death, Must
Wait at Least Year
ITS CONDITION DISCUSSED
I Governors of Dozen State:? Hope
in Future It May Be
Washington. December 7.?Republi
I can Governors from a dozen Staie? ar.d
party leaders in Congress with whom
they informally conferred to-day have
agreed that no definite steps toward a
, reorganization of the Republican pirty
I are practlrabl? within a year. Opposi?
tion from Progressive Republicans.
I wham it was d<s:red f brlp?: into the
movement, and apa'hy on tike part of
i the men who have !>een 'der.iifled with
I the party's ureatest activity have
1 helped te convince tri? leaders in 'he
, reorganization moxn.er? |fcaa no ?on
! certed plans sr.? lid !>?? undertaken
I until lat. nest year
A conference pteaaed i.v <. rt? -r.ors
Hsdley. ef aTMM rt, -ind T- ner. of
: Pennsylvania, and pre* 6m4 ,ver h>
. ?ioverno: te>Mst?'!- --f M.iryland.
? brought t<.?,tt..-r her, to-da> R.-puMI
' can ex.;tiv? ? fr..tn States --iverlpg
th- ?t>? :? ir-.i w t?-ogressiVe
, ;'.?!;? .in r-shf ivnr. Mat s-\--re dur
| Ir.s ISm rst ent caanpafcgs The confer
. ne - ?.i? raSai f'tr sn ". xrhsna- of
views ' and r.othlntr further was at
t?mrte<i hv tl.ose hack pf the move?
ment As the res ilt ..f tlM conferenc?
It be, aase apparent that any general
plan of renraamzat i.in will embrace
a reduction t>f representation from
So-ith-m stat?s and an edoptlop of prl
mat' s> ?teni far Seleettng d-lejtai'*
to th? aasTAarsai c.nvenilm
i.rts little * assert
P||si te th? conference i?f t;.iver
...r. giiggg lladlr> of Missouri,
had ? an massed the Republican and Pr?
j't.-rsiv. fo;e.s ?.f the Senat-- t,. gapgrs
ts'ii th<- feeling toward prngnesd he>
-tr-rr'^er the party It >*
understood i*iogreseive fssnators Who
still maintain th-:r alliance wltn the
I . II *aa t-arty gavt little s i, port t?
t ? afagtgaaj lag tenrratitsaton at*T
that suit reetjtar" Repub.u tes de
rlared -m.^st!- all> thu laey te lleved
too ?s i> to attempt an) conceited
eff -rt towarJ partv rehabilitation
Those present at th- conference
were ilocernora lla-lley Tener and
(i-pidsboreaga. R erbardt. of Mln.T
r-ts i art oil. of lur? Penn? will, ef
l?elaware. <>ddle of Nevada. V.-s"ev.
of South Dshoia gpry of T'tah. Glass
eo. k of W est Vlrarlpls McOevern ?-f
Wisconsin t'arey of Wyorotna. aal
rV>rern?r-ere.:t Hanns of North t"
S? formal ?tatrment was haj n I br
tbe cofferer.e*. and lt? partlrlpaets
der ?r.d t--- art irr. had >~ - . taken as i
te a ns'tr ?-onventlea nest year. aw|
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-tt n; M?_r\kt xorti?
W.teg Tra aja 4ai
leSS St Te:epkl
HP AND JEST
Pathos Not Lacking in
Levity and Fun of
BID FAREWELL TO
Political Avalanche of Novemb?
Furnishes Theme Upon Which
Wit and Humor of News?
paper Men Are Played at
Their Annual Fall
Washing-ton. December 7.?The land?
slide uf 1912; how it happened, and
the futility of an attempt to reorgan?
ise the "G. O. P.'' on the old llnea,
were the themes upon which played
the wit and humor of the Gridiron
Club at the annual tall dinner la
night. Events of political importance
and action upon which turned na?
tion*. i?8uu) were treated in a spirit
of levity and fun. 1,'nderlylng each
Jest and quip and skit were touches
of human sympathy and kindliness for
the victims of the November ava?
lanche, as well as some bits of homely
advice and warning for the vicj^rs,
that kept everybody in good humor.
Not even bis late political enemies
Sailed to welcome the patheUc tri?
bute to President Taft in the song
rendered by thu Gridiron Quartette,
appealing to him *'not to forget us
when you go away." The President
sat and listened with the membiis
of his Cabinet scattered about tho
Kan Starts Early.
The fun started early. It was dis?
covered that tho usually immaculate
hall was not as tidy as It should be,
und a "White Wing;" was sent about
gathering all sorts of litter. Th's
turned out to be "Campaign Rubbish."
and each And brought iorth a rlpp.c
of applause, tie pulled out from tue
: banostand a pair of moose horns, ant
I the club members tossed into his bag
some worn-out aousenlrs of the cam?
paign. Such were the "Last positive
prealctiona of Senator Uixou and
Char?es I). Hilles"; -That smile that
wouldn t come oC 'i the Bluff at B<g
Business. O K-'d by Bill Bryan" ; a
(cupte of old empty waiieta. ohv
merited "C. P. X." und the other "?. V?.
P.." the peace treaues the Commerce
'.uurt, and me 'nopes of iiemy caoot
Lodge for the chairmanship c-f Mas
roreign Relations Committee."
Unlike other cluba the Gridlroc
Club initiates its members in public.'
and this time ft acquired two worthy
young Journalists in novel fashion.
Hobbling into the ball on crutches,
bandaged, hats knocked in and clothes
dishevel.ed, came caricatures of Presi?
dent Taft. "L'ncle Joe" Cannon, "Nick '
Longwortii. Murray Crane and RagCe
BOBtalfSCSI Sulloway, McKinley and
DaUell. -Some of the landslides" de?
clared their purpose to reorganize the
Republican party, rallying around tue
States of Utah and Vermont. Tho
messengers from these States each
announced their four rotes in a llnu
trlck. Vermont declaring:
"In the Green Mountain State, reec
Old Taft won by a neck.
And we'd 've elected him.
Ef they hadn't neglected him.
In forty-six States, by heck "
The messengers. It was discovered,
were 'Bull Moofe spies." in disguise,
who. wktea ; tripped of their false
bearos. turned out to be the new mem?
bers of the club. Charles P. Keyaer.
correspondent of the St. Louis Olobe
Democrat. and Edward B Clark, cor?
respondent of the Chicago Evening
t ?liege laaiets on Mcetla*.
The Republican Kie.-toral College
instated on meeting while the dinner
rial :n progress to name a candidate
for the second pla^e. for which vari?
ous names were suggested, only to
he Igatantl] ?fh-ira*n by rolicltoua
friends of such was that, "stable
minded, never-ch.inalng-hts-elews pa?
triot." Herh'rt S Hadlev the "ster
llng revisionist." Kced S-noot the 1n
?incibie Borah": the "great frlead on*:
the ,-ortv. Senator Pen rose,
and Robert Marion LaFoilette. whoso
mptto t>. Kertnr your enemies." who
rtromi:.-nded that the -place be give* j
t . 0 lees ? I '
Then the sr. n hanged to **?>,
Orient, and the Battle of Armegedlesj
was fought lr realistic style, as ekr
S r.bcj bv half ' war corre
sr-enden's f ?- :v benefll of old Saul,
who ha.I ? oene to the ?? 'r - of Ms earig
1 ?? ? M irsh .1 I' v in ha 1 n-.oweg e>*l
e ,th ? bar?
bs > vd poured
f id Marshal
? Dixin wtta
, r M.dshipran
?1 t - General Per
^rted 'hat t??e general
and had sent htm far ft
wr'te a check. What
seeied to be a borne torn**
a Bur Moose and the tera
ring ea hie flank. Adam Bode
Htr i" we-e aavtl to be the
--. te.: the
Haul To whleh Cae
t Champ Csnrfc replied, "aar.
? t a klag. yoaTe taa
battlefield ea h*e
raerpond-nt u attereon re.
a>\.ofii>j*d on "kr
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