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THK TIME* .'UUNDtCt; IM?,
WHOLE NUMBER. 19,249.
RICHMOXI). VA., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1913.
The ?V rat her To-day?Fair.
PRICE FIVE CEJ
Commutation Urged to
Bullet Hole Shows Shot From
Officers?Judge Bolen Tells
of Change in Sentiment?John
P. Branch Adds His Ap?
Por nearly three hours yesterday
Governor Mann heard appeals for com?
mutation of sent. aeS for Floyd Allen
and Claude Kwansoii Allen, who are
under sentence of execution on March
7 for the murder of i'nnmonwealth's
Attorney William M Foster !n the '
Carroll courthouse tragedy on March
14 last. The executive mads no state?
ment wh.-it' ver In conclusion. Wlo n
John I'. Branch, of this city, resumed
bis aoat. the Governor asked.
"Anybody else?" There was no re- ,
sponse, and the Governor rose, indl- .
call rig that the hearing was at an end. I
Tt la believed to be probable that
several days will elapse before a de- j
cIstoTi is rendered, although no one ;
knows at what time action will be
Six speeches were made in behalf of
the Aliens, and no one appeared to
represent the interests of the Common?
wealth. The speakers were, in order,
as follows: Hiram M. Smith. R. H.
Willis. Klchard F.velyn Byrd. H. M.
Smith. Jr.. Judge D. W. Bolen and John
BehlaS Closed Doors.
At a preliminary conference held In
the offices of the State Corporation
Commission, the advocates of the cause .
of the prisoners decided to concen?
trate on one line of pleading-, "mercy :
based on Justice" being adopted as the ;
countersign. It was further deter?
mined to ask that the audience at the
hearing be limited to certain specified
people, and this was adhered to. Most
of those present bearing petitions were
|agt outside the ante-chamber to the
Governor's office, as were newspaper
men. with others brought thither b>
curiosity. About a score in all failed
to bc- ure the desired admission.
Aside from the six speakers already
t..-d. then* admitted Included Vic?
tor Allen. Mise Nellie Wlssler.
Thomas F. Byrd. Judge William T.
Khea. Judge J. Id-lard Wingfleld.
Itev. J. J. sicherer. Jr.. Her. George W.
McOanlcl. I?. I'., arrtl C. Francis Cocke. :
who represented the defense in some
mt the trials at Wytbeville.
Among those remaining en the >ut- s
aide waa Rev. R. H. Beasley. of ?outb
Boston, bearing petition* estimated to I
contain the names of MO pesple of 1
Halifax County asking f >r commute- ;
Hiram M. Smith made kha opeaiaf
r? marks. beginning a few mlnut. s af
ter 11 o"cloi-k. He "visited Carroll'
County >n connection with the re.eat
proceeiitiBS before the .Supreme Court
of Appeals and told if the feeling he ?
had found there. He dwelt on the
inountsin feud leisten the Alb us and
the court officers and discussed the evi?
dence for the prosecution, as it dif?
fered In the several trials. Ha made
a strong presentation of the argu?
ments for the prls>ners.
tigered to He |fo*iace.
An interesting proposition was
brought out by Mr. Smith. He sa'd
that Miss Wlssler. Claude's sweet?
heart, in conversation with him Fri?
day, said she wished Claude could see
tin- Governor In person. The yiung
I?r.soner replied that if permitted, he
would walk to the Hie' jtive Mansion,
talk to the Governor and return to
the prison without any effort a) es?
*Teey* said the girl, "and I would
b<- willing to be locked up here In
your cell until yo-j got bark, and if
you did not return they could electro?
cute me instead of yiu." This narra?
tive brought team to the eyes of many
I of those present.
Mr. Willis, attorney for the defense ;
during the trials, reviewed the evi?
dence submitted. He showed how i
many theories advanced in the begin?
ning hy the Commonwealth were i
abandoned as the hearings proceeded. :
presumably because the prosecuting
officers found the> could not ho sub?
stantiated ? nie of these was the
claim that on the evening preceding
the trageely. when the Jury was con?
sidering Floyd Allen's cane, the ac?
cused man was greeted in the court?
room by Cabell Strickland, his friend
:?nd dependent, who asked. "How la
your pulse?" In reply. Floyd was al
leee'l to have whispered. "Are all the ;
lotya ready?" The fact that this line
of evidence tending ?o show- rnnspi
r.i- v was not advanced In the later I
trials, was taken by Mr. Willis to
show the weakening of the Common?
wealth's chain of condemnatory facts .
Krsolt of Few*.
Mr. Byrd's remarks were much
along the ?ine line. He went over
certain leading facts In the case,
-lilting minor details The killing
waa the result, he dr.imrd. of a moun?
tain feud, whtcb icached boiling point
when Pteid Allen fell that his per?
sonal and politteal enemies lad sc -
cured Ins contletiwe and humiliation
The sjieech of H. M Smith. J?. was
Brief, bet he emphasised the points -
made by Pis son and Mr. Byrd.
Judge Itolen Mm vew'tnes* ?f the
tregedj. ?M-ciipied the floor for some
til.:. He I. 1.1 . ' . Irl :. . I jj? ., r-1
prejudices In Carroll County. with
whVch he is thoroughly familiar, sines
for a genera I Ion he has been the friend
and attorney of the Altena He was
counsel foi Floyd Wteti at the trial ,
that resulted so disastrously, and wi
seated In the bar by his side n hi
the shooting began
how the lawyers as*.eg for a nee. trial,
ana how the court d.-cluVd that Allen
must go to Jell Pentling derision on
this motion Then F'c,> d Allen arose
and said terr-b. "I Just tell yna l
?on ?o*a?:"||e??< r. *"?i? comport
itgg fc. * o
?se leaded ra th? seen of m? ? iiy.
Three fast trsaw eeily.- A4 aUsansst.
SAVED FROM JAIL
Aged William R. Nelson
Is Sentenced for Con?
tempt of Court.
He Admits Having Prepared His
Written Opinion in Advance of
Hearing, and Sustains Every
Objection to Questions
Tending to Show Position
KiDnuCIt;, Frfcrurr <??Oaly pcr
alsteet efforts of reaasel asved V\ III lam
H. V r I mi a. editor and owerr ef ike
Kansas Illy Mar. fruaa jail to-dar
after a ?eateaer of ear day's laaprisss
anrnl far eentroi|>l bad heea pru
Bcuirei by Jsdsr Joaepk l.stkrfe. ?t
ihr Jarksoa ? eunlv (irealt hmn.
Tee rfcarge waa tkat Mr. >d?uo,
tkrovak kU paper, kad defaaiea tke
mart la (be |Mlklar?(loa el* aa article
stating- tkat the Judge, apua tke arf
Ttre of a dlvoree lawyer, had allowed
attoraey's feeo to. lake prreedeat-e
?irr a I Iran b t la a dlvoree ?alt (hat
waas dtsaaissed wlthvut bei an t> rough!
When .Sheriff Win Stanley took Mr.
Nelson, who I* seventy-six years old.
by the arm and started to lead him
to Jail. Mr. Nelson said quietly. "I'll
not ran away," and started to go with
Frank N. Walsh, counsel for Xr.
Nelson, protested against his client
belog denied the ri^ht of a few min?
utes conversation with ?iim.
??Fulfill the ord?r. lir. Sheriff," said
Judge Oufhrle; "this court. >s through
'with the case."
Heleaaaed on Writ.
Mr. Walsh pleaded first with the
sheriff, then with the Judge, that the
action contemplated was without pre?
cedent, and the court finally relented
and granted ten minute* in which to
present a writ of habeas corpus, and
presently one of Str. Walsh's assist?
ants, bearing :i> ? I |.,;shed through
the crowd Which tri-? courtroom.
Kxecutlon of ... ? -itence b?ins
stayed, the atefeadar-.t .va* taken im?
mediately to the a'ourt of Appeals,
where Judge J. M. Johnson released
Mr. Nelaon on his personal bond of
tJOO to "appear Utr a hearing Wednes?
day, February 5.
Judge Guthrie'e decision finding; Mr.
Nelson guilty of contempt cajne after
tbe court's refusal te Ifr ttie ouewtion
of evidence to show the statement in
the article complained of. that a Judge
hail allowed a divorce lawyer to e
cide whether alimony or a lawyer's
fee should be allowed, be referred to
the judge of another court.
Judge Guthrie read hia decision
from a typewrit;en sheet. When Mr.
Walsh charged that it was prepared
In advance the court admitted it and
"It was as easily prepared then as at
any time, since the facts were in tbe
breaet of the court."
"Any man, whether the publisher of
a newspaper or not. lias the right to
criticise a court." declared Mr. Walsh,
opening the argument for the defend?
ant. "It Is the duty of a newspaper to
print news of thia sort.
"I have a right to go out into the
courthouse yard and eay what I think
of decisions or even to criticize the
ability of the court or his fitness for
"Mr Nelson has not done as much
as this, but has printd a report
merely of what occurred In these
Recommending a Jail sentence for
the defendant. Attorney Vates declar?
ed a fine would be folly.
('leads for Jail -eslencr.
"For this defendant." he said. **a
fine would be a farce It would be like
saying to him: 'Contribute a nostage
stamp to the public treasury.. and go
on your way. printing all the menda?
cious articles > ou please ' There Is hut
one way to reach a case of this kind. I
recommend that this defendant he sen?
tenced to the common Jail, where he
may have an opportunity to reflect
upon the course he has mapped out."
Mr. Walsh declared that. wliilo It
was important that the dignitv of the
court be maintained, it was of tbe
.-ame. ir not greater Irnpyrtanit-. that
? he people, be they newspaper wrllera
or private citizens, have the nsht to
? omar.cnt upon actions of judg-s and
their fitness for their positions.
Hvery question asked the witnesses
? \amino?| i-mling t.. ?m>w the posi?
tion of the Star in printing news of
th? character in question was e! jected
to by Mr. Yates and the objection was
sustained by the court. - J\
<;???..?: us .%! N. 1-oji lull" .
Judge Guthrie said that the editor In
pabtlshlng a statement -that t:i" court.
up>n adVice of a '"paid attorn- ? " bad
granted divorce attorne>a their fees
:md l?ft a woman who sought alimony
to starve, iiad prlil<-r! a sneer at the
j idge and s> sneer at the 'tench in gen?
eral, thereby ten.lina I ? bring Judicial
procedure into dtsrepnt--."
And for this." said the Judge. "I
kaea a grim ?5? t< rmmstion that the
no.int be puni.-lnd This court is
in sympathy with prorw-r atti opts ta
bring about court reform, but the ef?
fect of the defendant's action Is te
ridicule and criticise this court."
I.lalle I'm Has l*ro?e? tm Re \?l Km
? Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
New Torf?. F?;brear> I -A very fat
little m.iu whisper.:ig with two otl-? ,-s
o the stiadovc of the elevated station
at Hleecker Street to do \ r.ronser! I be
? ertostt; of I'olb-envin Park. He
Attitude of Dr. Fried
mann Is Mystifying
DOUBT IS CAST
He Has Changed His Mind Sev?
eral Times as to Disposition of
Alleged Cure for Tubercu?
losis ? Not Sure Now
When He Will Sail
fSpecial Cable to The Times-Dlsratch.)
Merlin. February 1.?The offer of
Charle? L. Finlay, president of the In?
ternational Kank of New Tork. of $1.
000.000 for Dr. Friedmann's tuberculo?
sis serum has caused a stir In medical
circles here. Last week Dr. Frled
mann said he would give the g"\-< rn
ment bis discovery on a certain day.
I but a week has gone by and he has
' not done so. On Saturday night he
I said he had cabled a New York paper
i that he would sail on the Mauretania
on Frbruary 1, and he notified Mr.
Tliackars. the American consul-gen?
eral, personally of his sailing at this
time. The consul-general immediately
asked who would watch the American
patients now here and others who are
expected to arrive to get the cure'
Kolbas? y \<>; Concerned.
Dr. Frledmann replied that Dr. Theo.
Schlich, one of Germany's famous sur
: geons. would take care of them. Later
In the week Or. Frledmann appeared
to be undecided as to when he would
sail for New York. He said he was
negotiating ?'Ith the German govern?
ment. It was surmised that there was
some difficulty about a guarantee of
the expenses of his trip to the Unit*
States. It was intimated that .he
matter was being arranged through
the American embassy here, but Joseph
C. Grew, the secretary of the embassy,
said it was not concerned in the mat?
ter offlclaUy. Privately, he said, that
be had merely interviewed Dr. Fried
mann at the request of a friend to get
some information in regard to his
Privy Medical Councilor Kirchner,
the head of the Prussian health de?
partment, stated that Dr. Friedmann
had not glfen his culture to tlie gov?
ernment, but had merely asked for an
Dr. Kirchner said he was not pre?
pared to ?tat. whether or not the gov?
ernment Would accept the remedy un- .
til after It hud made an Investigation |
of the entire matter. Dr. Friedmann's
friends say they cannot understand hi
actions and his premature announce
menta They can only attribute them
to the fact that he la chiefly a labo- :
ratory man. iias little knowledge of
dealing with people, and Is not a prac?
tical business man. No one knows
where his laboratory is. and the cul?
ture. It is said, is prepared by a young
woman laboratory assistant, who Is '
the only person he really seems to
rrust. aud who probably will accom?
pany him if he goes to New York,
opinion, of Patients Diner.
About fifteen American patients are
being treated here by Dr. Frledmann.
SonpS of them declare that they are
getting excellent results and are im?
proving rapidly, while others express
antipathy to Dr. Frledmann person?
ally and criticised his institute.
Mr.?. Walter Powell, of Boston, who
was the first American patient treat?
ed by Dr. Friedmann, left a few days
after the first inoculation. Her hus?
band said that while he believed the
remedy had some virtue. Dr. Fried -
mann personally did not inspire any ?
confidence, perhaps because he does
not know how to deal with Anieri- '
cans. While his term? for treatment
are generally considered reasonable h>
most Americana* averaging as they do.
perhaps for inoculation and (10
for consultation, others declare they
I are very high. One patient claims to
be paying 11.000 for the entire treat
' ment. Dr. Friedmann says it is th?
custom of German physicians to vary
th.-ir charges In accordance with the
ability of the patients to pay.
DAUGHTER TO BECKER
rwa of Birth C?air>rd tn Prisoner
? special to The Times-Dlspaich.)
New York. February I.?Mrs. Charl-s
Becker, wife of the former pillce lieu?
tenant awaiting execution in the Sing
Sing death-house, murderer of Herman
Hosen thai, gave birth to a bihy girl
to-day in the Woman's Hospital, at
One Hundred and Tenth Street and
Amsterdam Avenue. Dr. Qeotge la]
Broadhead. th>- attending physician, re?
ported to .1 >hn Lynch. Mrs. l;-k.''s
?rother. t!iat th<- infant is not .-obnst
but that Mrs. Becker's condition was
Mrs. Becker is Becker's second wife.
Sin- was a sch.wil-tcacher when Beck?
er met her. His first wife dlv^rcd
him ami married his brother, and Is
now living st Ben??. N<-v.
When Be-kcr was arrest. .1 t..r Ha
murder of Bosenlhal. he knew, of
course, th.it In the passage of a short
lime his wife would become a tvother.
This impending event waa the one fae.
tor in Ms drcndf.il predicament that
threatened to brrak him d >wn.
Womanlike. Mrs. Becker proved
strop* and self-reliant. Sh. visited her
husband dafle in the Tombs i-rnl s.. I
at his side il 'r ug his trial See rente
with him ..n Cic train to Sing ?ing
and visited him whenever the pr'son
rules wool nefrnlt.
Mrs. Keeker entered ibe Woman's
Henpltal three wok* ago She has
hewn In a I meet c instant coramunMa- j!
iliin with her husband.
T'.< news that he Is a father was
taken to him in his death-house cell
FIRE RAGES IN SAVANNAH
Vt beeves of Merchants
Coos poo? to Klaute?,
ivausoh. -er? . ? r i..
nrtsrtostew la a rice swHI mm toe
water froof here *' i f. rats osrslst
la esrresdaa toward too stsi ??s of the
Wercbeofa sod Wtoers ?feaasoarte Ceas
poor. The egerta or tee enttre nee
ret end wer tiaata fearee turn
ite to itstca the ?eaaee so fhr.
At 7 7'. t. n. rise settee mmtm isa eg
the Merchants ? ** Wtosrs Coeepear
Were i > p set od eo Ho rolofjt- Too Ihr? Is
scHI ssrlrei ken.
Among Them, Wilson,
Taft, Roosevelt, Bryan
and Rip Van Winkle.
Rudolph Kauffman Now Is Head
of Famous Gridiron Club.
Graceful Tributes Are Paid
to Taft and Wilson?Na?
tional Figures at Ban?
Washington. February 1.?President
Fleet Wilson, f*l ?Waat Taft. Theodore
Roosevelt. William Jennings i'r M
Rip V an Winkle and a lot of other no?
tables were portrayed to the Gridiron
Club and lta * .? t- to-night at the
annual winter dinner, when men ot
national aina sat at the banquet board
and saw themselveB frolicking about to
their own amusement.
The dinner took the form of one
graceful tr.bute to President Taft and
another to President-Fleet Wilson.
The club began by having an Inausu-.
ration of Its own president?Rudolph
Kauffman. of the TVashington Kve
ning Star. His Inaugural procession.
whlchN marched into the banquet hall
to the blare of a hand, consist'd of a
detachment of the New Jersey National
Guard, a club of Princeton professors,
a contingent of Southern colonels, hur?
rahing for the "Solid South.'" "Placee
for Veterans." etc.: the "Wanta Eta
Pie Frat" of college boys; Tammany's
phalanx, the "In Bad Club," includ?
ing George w. Harvey. Henry' Wat
terson. August Belmont and Thomas
F. Ryan, and finally a squad of suf?
fragettes shrieking "Votes for Wo?
"Hobs' Dux" Missing;.
When the din had partially sub?
sided, it was announ -ed in behalf of
President Kauffman rfiat he did not
think much of the parade, as there
were some things missing.
"Whore." he asked, "was the Champ
Clark Houn' Hog Club?"
"Went broke at Baltimore." was the
-waere'e the Cnderwood Protection
"Pulled off the train by Bill Bryan
and slapped Into steel shackels" was
the answer, while the "Harmon Ohio '
Buckeyes" were being entertained at
French Lick Springs at Tom Taggart's
Such as it was, tbe new president
was obliged to be content with his in
uuguixt'on. am) ivtiiii -Wre sacred
emhle.? of office, the" golden gridiron,
with the statement that this being an I
era of economy anil reform, he would ',
be allowed neither salary nor travel
-Brother Bill" an i "Brother Teddy."
Hardly had the guests turned again
to their terrapin when entrance was
demanded and achieved by the Sigma -
Pi-Pi-Slgma Fraternity of the Tale
I-aw School, which insisted on initiat- :
inn two new members to the club, j
Tbu dinner was suspended for the j
ceremony. The neophytes were "Air. ?
William, of Cincinnat." and "Mr. The- ;
odore. of Oyster Bay." to be known
la the order, respectively, as "Brother
Bill" and "Brother Teddy." A discord
bj the band war explained by the ina- !
bility of the neophytes to agree on a I
marching tune, one demanding the
only tune he knew. "A Hot Time in the
Old Town To-Night.' and the other |
wanting Keller's "Hymn of Peace."
The "Grand Panjandrum" explained
that "S. P. P. a"," meant "Standpat Pro?
gressive Society." The symbol of the
ballot box. with a coffin and scholar's
cap below it. meant "the ballot box
is the one peaceful bludgeon in the |
hands of the people. He who is strick?
en by it may either crawl into his po?
litical coftiu and die at once, or pro?
long life a little b> going to teach
at a university."
A nondescript, double-ended animal,
with a moose head at one end and an
elephant's at the other, replaced the
time-honored goat, that both candi?
date? should be able to ride at once.
When it broke down under their com?
bined weight. Theodore defiantly de?
clared that though he "couldn't run
the darn thing, by Godfrey. I .smashed
it." while William "backed himself
against the wo'ld for a good loser."
In the struggle the wigs and fwlse
mustaches becoming displaced, revealed
the features of the two new candi
dafes*for admission to the club-?John >
E. Monk, of the St. Paul Dispatch, and
John IV Guvlt. of the New York
N<-xt, president-Fleet Wilson- was
discovered condu? ting his first ?*?hi
n. t (onnctl on the lines of a faculty
?n.-ettrig and calling upon a member
BeT Ma "ta. *i?." It soon appeared
;ha? nX the ,'ablnet otTb-ers. from the
tary of Stete to the Attorney
Grtr bore the features of William
f, |||ia Thi re w-rr 'cine Hi all
eiuewid the CaMnai board.
? Wh'r- !s my fabinet?" queried the
??Mr will soon be hrr>- " replied h,s
lie? You mean the fo- thjf
Conti need) MS afeMtMtd Page
to Be Celebrated
%s sshlsKtss. .'ear-wars I.?IV
???I* of a rrlekraMss of the affin?
Bsaiteraori ml sotlsrasl un.i . will
kr determine* ?ipiia mt a mediae
krre s?m a er ?hr eossmlftee. ?f
skirl Irr. K. ?. s I.WraM n. presi?
de**! e>f tbe I ?hmllr nt \ irslals.
Tke e? sswjtlfee prssmwrd la> keve
e nsttsrsvsl sseesoi-iol la tke shape ef
a k-ldeje over tke PeasssMsr ksri
wmrd -IM? ' ??in- ?ml dedtes
tlee everetses ?? Ms?. ISIS, oadler
the eireellos mt tbe U. \. R. end
I plt-a ? sssfc ,rr?.fr Vrferass. sklek
rill hr ? re-isles stf ?*??"??? f?r? mt tfc
teee arrest ?raste?. Tk? mi i psstd
reirkrstSoa. It ks Isfrsssed. ?kalt m>
mmm e* fk*> ? orei eeeessoales la
eoss. < flan wf?k the kwdn dtk ??
slT.rsar; mt peoes easoott tmm Rog
Rreeesewtstrve rsspsr. mf V* t?
esssela, 1- 4r> tnfiaeBMd a Mil 1?
r Mti'M tm sppi spieate ??,ana.eeo
r?r 'he eoostroettea mt a r.rasit-Uee
_ j ajjgrtal kriagp ii itn far* Pot*
?er Bl<er I'rsa " ??k'?rt?. ke
elanSatT sear the l.tw??!? n.?sssl?l
IW %rMaatsa Melkswel t mi
Author of Single-Term Resolution
FOR MOVE BY POWERS
Balkan Allies and Turk^ Are
Tense in Expectation of
NEXT STEP IS UNCERTAIN
Seems Improbable That Reopen?
ing of War Monday Can
London. February 1.?In Turkish
and Balkan headquarters the expecta?
tion is intense of some move by the
powers, either collectively or separate?
ly, to avert the threatened resumotion
of the Turkish-Balkan war.
Russia and Austria, the two nations
most intersfed in near Kastern con?
ditions, and Great Britain, which has
peculiar reasons, as host of the con?
ference, for wishing to see it succeed,
are looked to particularly for an ef?
fort to bridge the narrow gulf wh:ch
separates the peace terms of ttie com?
Although the delegates thanked
England in glowing terms for her hos?
pitality, some of them do not think
she gave as much assistance as she ;
might have. They point out that they |
came a great distance from the Bal?
kan ?tates to London only because
they trusted that British influence in
favor of peace would make itself
strongly felt. The delegates of this
mind oppose the idea of returning to
London for the conclusion of peace if
the war is renewed
Ambassadors of the powers met to
n.iv and Liter notified their respective
governments that the sense of the
meeting was that the Turkish reply
to the powers* note afforded a possible
basis for resuming peace negotiations.
They suggested bringing this view to
the attention of Bulgaria, but any at?
tempt by the powers toward a recon?
ciliation of the belligerents is hamp?
ered by the fact that only two days
spua aotisitujr am suejeo, tumu^a '
Renew Their Deelarafloa?.
The Turkish delegates have received '
Inst.-u ti??ns from their government to ?
renew the declaration to the r. rres*:.- (
tatives of the powers and to the Brit?
ish Foreign Secretary. Sir Mward
? Ire- , that Turk, y desires ? peace .-"rid
has made grrat sacrifices to attain this
o .j- t. ?s well as to show deference
to the powers' Wiehes, ant can net bei
expected to accept terms wyuadlng her '
dignity and causing internal disor?
Kerhad Fasha aod Nizam' Pasha.
?peaking to th?. ainh.-.ssadors. iidded to
the fei ?going statement each .strr-og ?t
peeaaseaej ?r beehr ?featta for paeaa and
..-i.iemiia'ion of what they cat! -d
ana r.erm:* eonni'Ct" of th allies
sc' the advisability of the Bell: <re rents
res? hin* a compromise that thev gave
ti- mnr'ssioti t at th' Ottoman gOV- *
ernment perhaps hi ready to make far?
ther uNweielins In the mat.er ef
The Balksn plenipotentiaries, rpeak
in. f. m 'diratlon to-day. re.vss-rtcd
their ?'? for another ca npalgn.
wh Hi wo Id make them absei "to dic?
tator* of peace on their own tersaa
and -s ? j.i i-siisfy tl.ei. amb-i ons to
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which woo Id Inclade Cnaetaatinople.
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NEW JERSEY VOTE
MAY BE DECISIVE
Wilson Hopes His State Will
Clinch Income Tax
Princeton, X. J.. February l.?Pres
' ident-Elect Wilson is hopeful that New
Jersey w!ll go oil record as the State
that made the income tax amendment
to the United States Constitution pos?
sible. The resolution was passed by
the New Jersey Assembly last Mon
.ia\ night, and the Senate is to take
it up next week.
?"If the Senate passes it. then the
necessary three-fourths of all the
States will have given their ratiflcu
tioi.. he seid to-night. "It would be
fine if New Jeraey could clinch it."
T.'ie. Governor does not expect to at?
tend the hearings on the corporation
bills that have been introduced in the
tssfftatntwre at his instance, which will
begin Monday. He will take the meas?
ure up with the Senators and Assem?
blymen at his regular weekly confer?
ence with them Tuesday. He said he
would see as many Senators as pos?
sible Monday to talk over the income
Mr. Wilson had no comment to offer
on the passage by the Cnited States
Beante of the Works lesolution ex?
tending the presidential term to six
years, and making the President in?
eligible for re-election.
President-Elect Wilson arrived here
from New York this afternoon. While
he was standing on the station plat?
form at Newark, a little girl was ob?
served making efforts to photograph
h'ui.. but conditions were not just as
she wanted them.
"Wait a minute and 1*11 get out in
the sfn.' raid the President-elect. Then
the camera war snapped and the
twelve-year-old miss thanked him and
went away happy.
Pre pari as: to Draft Rill.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch)
Washington. February L?The fa
vorable action of the West Virginia
legislature yesterday on the Income
tax resolution me.ms that this amend?
ment In the peer future will be added
la the F-?|ernl Constitution. So con?
fident are the Democratic leaders In
the Mouf on this subject that they al
-eady art making preparations for the
? l.-.ifting of an Income tax bill to be
obi ;Med to the special session in con
junctlon with tariff revision.
Tics income fix measure. It was!
'??srii<(| to-day. will serve as a snbsti
ttrtC for the l Tulerwood excise tax bill,
which was passed bv the House at the
v ..t fonjrr' s.s. i wlueh
I is designed to make up the $S?.*ee.
? ' , ,.,ss in rexenue caused by putting
yurar on Cie free list.
The news that the Democrats will
t.. enact an Income tax bill for
?the purpose of meeting cuts In revenue
caused b> ;? lowering of .iutb s. came
to-day soon after tke> Were tusat Means
Cessealttee had finished its public hrar
nga and had set Itself down to the
tssk of framing the tang bill which
The action of West Virginia r
(he thirty-fifth Ktate that has ral
the Income tax amendment. Favot
action by one more State will mal
? part of the Federal l*onstltu"l?i
The res ords of the gtste I >? .. .r*'
?how that onlv four States thus
have rejected the nens,. tsx am
rnent. These are i '.inner f I' ul.
Hampshire. Rhode Island ?n<l t'f*>
The general belief In Washing!.'
from tfc.esjH np
The ls-mm r?ts >?? b"v? ?h?t the
enaeimrnt of an Inrmtw- tax law will
do more- than anything -tee toward
leveling the high protection wsH.
As In tbe past tartfT discussions ana
tariff aaasTtment. two srhedniee
wfeluh wlU f?rr O .ae great* ? .reaps
et? werfe are tboee en
assptaf nert? m
i rs k/Mtaa? Ast
Measure Musters Two
More Than Necessary
TO ITS OPPONENTS
They Claim It Is Aimed Directly
at Aspirations of Roosevelt for
Another Reign in White
House?Law Would Also
Bar Taft and Wilson
Washington. February 1.?The flr?1
step was taken to-day toward the
adoption of a constitutional amendment
fixing the term of President of ttte
United States at six years and mak?
ing the chief executive Ineligible to
succeed himself. By & vote of 47 to
-3. the Works single-term resolu?
tion was adopted by the Senate to?
day. The advocates of the reform
sue ceded In mustering Just two more
than the necessary two-thirds.
Under the terms of t"..t resolution
as it passed the Senate. Colonel
Roosevelt. Mr. Taft and Woodrow Wil?
son are eliminated from the field -of
possibilities for the presidency tn fu?
ture contests. The resolution, if it
should be ratified by three-fourths oi
the States before the expiration of Mr.
Wilson's term. will, hjwever. t.av* the
effect of adding two years to his
tenure, giving him a six instead of n
Xow Geee to House.
The resolution now goes to the
House of Representatives, and th\
likelihood is that It will be passed by
that body by a more decisive vote
than in the Senate.
The passage of the resolution hy
the Senate was a surprise t-i all ad?
vocates of the measure. It was also
a distinct sho-.k to the Roosevelt sup?
porters. They are convinced now that
the situation, ro far as It affects the
Colonel's political fortunes, is more
serious than they had anticipated, and
to-night they are planning to under?
take an aggressive campaign against
the resolution. They are prepared ta
raise the cry that its chief purpose
la to legislate Colonel Roosevelt out
of the race In 191*. They Will under?
take a flg'U against the resolution In
the House, and if 'it is passed by that
body will carry the war Into the State
legislatures In an effort to prevent
"While the Democrats voted practical?
ly as a unit for the resolution, the
Republican vote was divided along un?
usual and unexpected lines.
Senators Cummins, of Iowa, and
Works, of California, were the only
Insurgents to support the resolution.
Most of the others accepted the resolu?
tion as a stab at Colonel Roosevelt,
and voted against It on this account.
Many regular Republicans who are
unfriendly to Mr. Roosevelt vjted with
the insurgents against the resolution.
The resoluUon was introduced in the
Senate last February Uy Senator
Works, at a time when Colonel Roose?
velt was looming large as a possible
candidate for the Republican nomina?
tion against President Taft.
Senator Cummins began pressing the
resolution several weeks ago. and the
Senate began its final consideration
on Thursday. It was the subject of
continuous debate until this afternoon,
when the vote was taken. Many ef?
forts werem ade to modify and amend
the resolution, but without avail.
Wag Mean Leeg < ampalaa.
The submission of the amendment to
the State Legislatures for ratification
will foreshadow what may amount to
a four-year presidential campaign,
with Roosevelt as "The pivot.
Some of the anti-Br>an Democrats
in Congress feel unkindly toward tha
proposed resolution because they be- -
Been that he was responsible for the
ons-term plank in the Baltimore plat?
form, and feel that he is a candidate
to succeed Prealdeat-Wect Wilson.
The outcome In the House will do?
pend upon Woodrow Wilson's attitude
toward the resolution.
The amendment also renders Ineli?
gible any Vice-President who may suc?
ceed to the joresidency through death
or through the removal of the Presi?
How Tbey Voted.
Senators v ho supported the single
term resolution on its final passage* ;
Democrats?Ashurst. Rankhead. Bry?
an, Chanrherlaln. Catlton. ' lark, of Mr- ':
kansas: Fletcher. Gardner. 1' ? -c -ock.
Johnson. Johnston, of Alabama: Kava
naugh. Kern. Newlands. < >' -rroan,
Owen. Payater. Percy. Perk>. Paa?f 3
ene. Simmons, smith, of Artxon a
cm;.... >.f Georgia; Smith, or Maljiaaf;
Swan son. Thomas. Thornton and Wil?
Republicans?-Bra ndeg' e, BroaraY
Imrham. Barten, Catron. cla.-fc. of
Wyoming, h'umm.ns. DiMingham, Dw?
?amblc. Guggenheim. McCumh? r.
Penroee. Perkins. Sreoot. Suth?
erland. Wetmore and W>-;.?
Against the resolution: Republican
Bourne. Bradley. Brtetow.
? "urtia Gallinger, Jacksoa. Jones. Keep*
Von. I^FoIlet't. I.lppltt. te-HtgO, IfjjuBBBBS
lean. Oliver Page. Rl.-ha-dson,
der? Stephenson and Vownsrad.
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