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Cloudy and colder to-day; probably fair to- ' morrow; high west winds. Detailed weather reports will be found on page 15. tttt Cciiirlght, 1913, by thr Sun Printing and PubttiMng Attoclation. PRICE TWO CENTS. f-T 1 W"V VT riot " . VWl " NEW YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1913.- WILSON MAY SIT AT THR P.iPITfil, Congress Is Stirred by His Reported Revolutionary Intention. TO GET CLOSER TOUCH Pemocrats Try to Be En thusiastic, but Bitterness Is Expected. KETIX APPROVES jPT.AX Tillmnn Sn.vs It's All flight if Wilson Comes as Advisor, Not ns Meddler. Wakhinoton, Feb. 27. Congress was atlrrrd to-day by the statement that President-elect Wilson has It In mind to pass several hours each dny In tho President's room nt the C'aiiltol to keep In close touch with Congrcs. Some of the old timers who nrc sticklers for the Independence of the national legislature as one of the three coordinate branches of the Government gasped nt the proposal. Hvcn the Democrats acknowledged It was revolu tionary, lint some of them tried to look enthusiastic over It. The difficulty ns they viewed the plnn would be In drawing n line between cooperation between the Executive and members of Cong) ess at these con ferences In the Capitol nnd an actual attempt on Mr. Wilson's part to In fluence the drift of legislation. The Democrats themselves were ready to acknowledge that effort of the latter character would not be tolerattd. The statement that Mr. Wilson Is con templating dally Visits to the Capitol l 'attributed to Mr. Wilson himself by Samuel G. Hlythe In an Interview with the President-elect, published In th Haturttny Evening Vast. Mr. Ulythe says: "Ho (the President-elect) had con . eluded, he said, that he could obviate a good many of the dlltlcultles that must arise, between Congress nnd the Presl- i ! dent by being up there each day, close ' nt hand, to see legislators and to be sesn by them." - rl " Ono thing stood out In nil the com ment on thn subject nt the Capitol ; the Senators nnd Jtepresentntlvcs are taking It seriously. They l-Mlcve Mr. Wilson will net In accordance with his words. Mr. Wilson's disregard for precedents ns (iovernor of New Jersey was re called. It wan pointed out that more than once he has addressed the New Jersey legislature In support of meas ures favored by him and that he has nttended the caucuses of the Democratic members of the legislature. All this, Democrats contend, has been In keeping with the liellef announced by Mr. Wilson nt the conference of Governors nt Louisville. Ky.. In 1910, that a (.iovernor should use every proper means In his power to obtain the enactment of laws which the people favored. Rver since the Capitol was built there has been 11 room for the President. The first three of the Presidents visited the Capitol occasionally and did not hesttnte to speak to Congress. Hven In Washington's lime, however, the contention of Senator Mclean of Penn sylvania) that there should In- no med dling on the part of the Chief Kxecu tlvn In the affairs of the legislative branch found enotign supporters to cause Mr. Washington to withdraw from the Vice-President's platform one day when he had 'sought to have the Senate pans all Indian treaty which he favored. Since President Jefferson's time strict rules of formality have marked the vis its of thn President to the Capitol. Kvery administration has brought a full crop of opponents to Kxcctitlve usurpation of the powers nnd privileges of the legislative branch. ' Between 1 803, when President Jefferson ad dressed the Senate, nnd February R of the present year, when President Taft delivered u eulogy on the late Vice President Shermnn, no President, It was said, had spoken directly to either branch of Congress. Not only has this been true but their visits to the President's room have been Infrequent. In most cases the Presi dent has gone there nt night to sign bills passed nt the last moments of the dying sessions. The President's room is ornato and has been chlelly used ns nn attraction for sightseers in Wash ington. Senator Tillman of South Carolina spoke the sentiment of the most of the Democratic Senators when he said: "It President Wilson comes as an adviser, all right: If he does not, nil wrong." Tho Senators want Mr. Wilson to understand In advance that they will brook no attempt to dominate or con trol their proceedings. Senator Kern of Indiana, who piob ably will bo the Democratic leader In the Senate after Mnrch 4, said he was pleased with Mr. Wilson's plan. He hud no doubt that the President nnd Con gress should keep more closely In touch with each other. "Tho proposal that the President no-i-upy his room In the Capitol regularly would seem to bo an eNcellent solution," he declared. Mr. Kern ndded that thn suggestion had been made to Demo era tie Senators a nil Congressmen that a committee be appointed to go Ixirlt and forth between the President und Congress to save tho time of both. Senators Thomas of Colorado, Pom reno of Ohio and Plltinnn of Nevada tsn expressed the belief that thn Presi dent anil Congress should keep In closer tqiirh with each other. Following to-day's developments Dem ocrats have been wondering If Mr. Wil son also will follow his practice ut Tren ton and as tho party leader attend caucuses of the party membership in Congress. Whether or not Mr. Wilson carries his "cooperative" plan further than was ndlcntcd by to-dny's announcement. It Is safe to say that some Interesting scenes nrn In store for the President's room. The general Impression here Is that the Innovation If It lit tried will lie short lived and that It will Immediately be made, tho Iwsls of n bitter nttnek upon the new President ns nn encroach ment on the legislative branch of tho Government. Trenton, N. ,T Teh. 27. Oov. Wil son wns asked to-day If he would oc cupy the President's room In the Cap itol dally. Me replied that It was n mnttcr to he decided later. WILSON IS "SOMEWHAT SEVERE." Mr. Mnrahnll (.Ives Her Impression or I'rralUrnt-rlert, Pllll.AnEt.finA, Feb. 27. Mrs. Thomas W. Marshall, wife, of the Vice-President-elect, did the talking for the family this afternoon while her husband went to Trenton to call on Oov. Wilson. She said she was mighty glad that her hus band had accepted membership In the Chevy Chase Club, and added that she did not agree with Mrs. Wilson's Idea of dressing on $1,000 a year, although she meant to live within her husband's Vice-Presidential salary. Mrs. Marshall also took a little shy nt the hikers, remarking that the mnrch of the suffragists was "too silly for any thing." "I don't belong to on nntl-suf-frnglst society." she said, "because I wouldn't do anything to oppose the vote If women got It, and I certainly would exercise the right of franchise. Hut women hnve yet to bring nbout dress reforms nnd settle the domestic prob lems before they endeavor to handle men's affairs." Mrs. Marshall gave nn Interesting de scription of the President-elect. In which she said that he Impressed her as being "somewhat severe." GAYLEY TO TESTIFY AGAINST STEEL TRUST May Go Heynntl Corey When He Is Called to Stand To-day. James Gayley, for i-evcu years first vice-president of the United States Steel CoriHiratlon, will Ik- a witness for the Clovernmcnr to-day In the suit to dis solve the company, according to nn announcement yesterday by Henry E. Culloru .v.hu with Jacob M. Dickinson, former Secretary of War. Is prose cuting the case for the Government. Mr. Gayley will In the first witness when the hearing Is resumed this morn ing before Special K.vuniner W. P. Brown and It Is Intimated that with his testimony the prosecution will rest and the defenci ivlll begin after an adjournment. Word that Mr. Galcy is to lie a Government witness created an much excitement In llnancial circles as there was after William K. Corey had testi fied. The question last night was: "Will Mr. Gayley so on wlieie Mr. Corey left on?" .Mr. Gayley after serving from 1002 to Novemlier, l0ji, as tirst vice-president resigned, according to nn an nouncement by President Corey, lo calise he wanted to retire from business. He whs then .IS years old. There were reports of friction then which were never confirmed, but it has been generally understood that since the occurrence the relations between, the former vice-president and Judge K. II. Gary have not been of the friendliest. It Is not known that Mr. Gayley Is going to volunteer nny information or to take advantage of any ipiestlon to tell everything lie might know. Mr. Colton would not say whether he had ever talked over the matter with the .steel man or had reports from any person who had held such conver sation. WILSON STARTLES COMMITTEE. Wauls Sent In Semite fur Ilia ' bl uet nn Mnrrli I. Wasiiin(itoc, Feb. 27. President-elect Woodrow Wilson nearly threw the Congressional Inaugural Committee Into convulsions to-day by preferring u re quest for ten seats on the floor of the Senate for members of his Cabinet on Inauguration Day and ten seats in the reserved galleries for wives of his Cab inet members. Il has not been customary at previous Inaugurations to give this recognition to the new Cabinet. Such courtesies in tlic way of accommodations hnve been limited to the President and Vlcc-I'resident-elect and members of their immediate families. ' The tickets for the ceremonies had been apportioned already, but the com mittee set about the task of reclaiming a sufficient number to meet the request of the I'lesldcnt-elcot. CHURCH BUILT IN ONE DAY. Member of I'lurliln Cniiicrrtcntlun llo Work Thrtiisel vra, Jacksonuu.k, Fin.. 1'Vb. 27. A church was built between sunrise and sunset here to-day by members of the congre gation. To-night services were held In the building The lot wns purchased for $8,000 with tho help of the Presbyterian Council of th"! city. There was no money to hire carpenters nnd the members decided to do tin- work themselves. The wives and diiughteis of tin- men served luncheons und encouraged the men tilt, M'.W YORK U PACIFIC IOVSI. Ufilsh alley Hallroad, liar, 11 lu Apr, II, Air, SHLZER WON'T HELP THAW TO GET OUT "Don't Think He'll Leave Mat leawnn "While Tin Gov ernor," He Snys. 1)11. HT'SSKLL HESTGXS Governor Directs Whitman to Art Uelations With Seott at Breaking Point. Albany, Feb. 27. Harry K. Thaw will not be released from the Matteawnn State Hospital for the Criminal Insane while Sulxer Is Governor, If the Gov ernor can prevent It. The Governor said so himself to-night In n hot discussion of the bribery scandal, the first result of which wns the resignation to-day of Dr. John H. Iliissetl as superintendent of the Mat teawnn asylum. As an offshoot of the Thaw scandal It became evident to-night thut the re lations between the Governor nnd Col. Joseph F. Scott, State Superintendent of Prisons, ate strained to the break ing point nnd It wns freely predicted here to-night that Col. Scott's head would fall within n week. Tho Governor's remarks nbout Thaw come as a result of Dr. RimscII's resig nation, which wns given to Col. Scott and accepted before Col. Scott received the Governor's request to oust Husscll. When told of this Gov. Sulzer said: "I am sorry for that, for I wnnt him thrown out of office ns a disgrace to the i State. 1 want the District Attorney of New York county to lay this testimony of l)r Husscll before the Grand Jury ami I want them to prolie It to the bottom ami Irt no guilty man escape. "Just what action I will take regarding the others who are seemingly Incrimi nated I will not make public now, but will wait for the report of the commit tee of Inquiry." Asked If Thaw would be brought to Albany to testify the Governor said: "Chairman Carlisle of the commission expressed the liellof to me that Thaw's ileslie to come to Albany was liorn of the cunning that If he were taken be fore the commission at Albany to tes tify regarding the bribery Ills attorneys could use this fact as n basis for some future proceeding aimed at establishing In the eyes of the law that Thaw was sane. "It Is a sad commentary that n lunntlc could le credited with exerting sufficient Influence to cause the removal of a super intendent of a hospital. It creates In many minds a belief thut the Inmates should be nut and the of flclals. In., . "Hut I don't believe Thaw will get out of the system while 1 am Governor. am going to run down every grafter in the State and we have many of them." Chairman Carlisle talked with Gov. Sulzer upon his return from Mnttenwan and told the Executive that he lelevel Thaw was n lunatic nnd an Incompetent. "Mr. Carlisle, who Is an able lawyer," sabl the Governor, "drew this conclusion from Thaw's meagre testimony. Mr. Carlisle questions the advisability of taking Thaw's testimony on the ground that lie Is a lunatic. If he In a lunatic I think we don't enre much for what he has to say." Guv. Sulzer has mulled a certified copy of Dr. Russell's testimony regard ing the alleged brils-ry to District At torney Whitman with Instructions toiund those who had tocn left upstalts lay the evidence In-fore the Orand Jurvlsaw no way of escape except by lump- nnd investigate thoroughly the bribery scandal In reply to n direct question whether or not Col. Scott's head would fall be fore the end of the week, the (Iovernor said: "I want to make It understood that Col, Scott offered ine hl resignation some time ago. There is absolutely nothing in the stories thnt 1 am opposed to Cnl, Scott because lie would not appoint Mr. Itattl gau to the warcipnshlp of Auburn prison. "Cnl, Scott has permitted Hrnliarn. who Is the Republican political bos of that county, to remain warden. Why does be hold Henhum now after charges hnve been filed against him" These charges are contained in tho .Mc.Mahon and Van Kennen reports, based upon disclosures made In th) lust prison Investigation." Col. Scott and his secretary, John M. McDowell, were asked later If charges had been Hied against Warden Henham. Col. Scott expresseil surprise at the Governor's statement, saying that he thought he and the Governor under stood one another perfectly on tho ques tion of llenham's removal. He added: "I have Wm den Pentium's resignation in my hands. He is now serving until we ngree on his successor." Disturbed nt the rapidity with which developments affecting the I'rlson De- pnrtment have come about in the last few days, Secretary McDowell mado this remark about the Governor: "He can go to hell, anil can have my Job any time he wants It, He Is either lying, or has been misinformed, If he says charges were tiled against Uenhnm. Neither report contains churges against llenham, or mentions his name." "Of course he Is only talking for himself," interrupted Col. Scott. Special agents of the commission re turned to Albany to. day after making unsuccessful efforts to find Detective Hoffman, Through Hoffman tho com mission hoped to obtain tin-, information Thaw refused to give til Mattcawau yesterday in regard to his payment of $25,000 to Lawyer John N. Anhiit to gain his freedom, and especially lu re. gard to what help Thaw expected from Dr, Russell. A copy of the testimony taken before Gov. Sulzer's commission lu regard to tho bribery churges In the Thaw can? was delivered by a special messenger to District Attorney Whitman nt Iho Har Association last night. Tho Gov ernor al.Ho sent a copy to K. Christie, counsel for thn grievance committee of tho liar Association, The latter con ferred with Mr, Whitman for hnlf nn hour. The testimony transmitted was that of Supt. Scott, Dr. Russell, W. F. Clark, .1. V. May, J. N. Anhut and II. K. Thaw, .Mr. Whitman sold ho could not tell what nctlon hn would lake until ho hail considered the testimony. A ronr HUM of ANCO.NTI'RA IIITTKIIH before mcl la splcndtd tonic , I if r. STEEL RAILS ON FREE LIST. t'i))lerTO(i)l Outvoted In Wn mill Means Cmiiiiilllrr. Washington, Feb. 27. Serious differ ences have developed among Democratic members of the Ways nnd Means Com mittee over the tariff plank of the Haiti more platform that was adopted nt the Instance of William J. Bryan. Thlsi plank declares that all products of do-1 nystlc production that are sold nt a I lower price abroad than In the United States shall be transferred to tho free list. Chairman t'nderwood l opposed In the literal adoption of this particular plnnk. He Is firmly of the opinion that If the committee adheres to -tho principle that It enunciates It will ser iously Interfere with the prospective revision. In the matter of steel rails the com mittee tentatively decided that they should bn placed on the free list. Mr. Underwood voted against the motion, but the majority wns opposed to him. Steel rails are now taxed seven-fortieths of one cent a pound. The Underwood metal bill passed heretofore in this Con gress reduced the rnte by 10 per cent. It wns plain nt the committee meeting where the differences over the tariff plank cropped out that the majority believed that steel rails are sold cheaper ubroad than lu this country nnd that 1 It was the duty of the committee to comply with the mandate of the plat form declaration. PANIC DRIVEN CROWD IN BLAZING SCHOOL Jinny .lump From the Windows at Sharp Hla.e in West Orange. West iiuanuf, X. J., Feb. 27. Several persons weie Injured by Jumping nnd many were bruised and battered In n rush to escape nt a tire In the West Orange High School here to-night. A lecture on tuberculosis had filled the school's auditorium, on tho third floor, nnd there was n wild pnnlc when the cry of fire went up. No one was killed, and ns far ns the police can learn no one Is missing. The building Is a total loss. Not even tts walls nre standing. All week there have been moving picture shows In the school building, which Is on Gaston street. To-night there was a tuberculosis exhibit under the auspices of the State Hoard of Health and Anti-Tuberculosis League of West Orange. The lecture in the auditorium had been in progress some fifteen minutes. Out of one of the ventilators In the rear of the hnll billowed a thick cloud of smoke and the next moment men and women in the rear were getting ner vously to their feet. Then some one yelled "Fire! and the rush for the stairs began. The school was fitted up with tire proof staircases, which met the test. The persons on the platform ran nl-out trying to keep order, but nothing could hold men and women from Jamming together at the top of the stairs In the fight for safety As they struggled down, trampling and bruising one another, the smoke from the fire, which had started in the Imsement, rapidly enveloped them, lly the time the first man had trus gled out to till' street the whole lower part of the building was In flame , Ing thirty feet to the pavement Miss Mary Knezele of Wheeler street, lV(il f Irn nun u.ti.r.il n Pi nf llin ttitlitlcll ,iA.,nrm.,.ni '.,f Hi., a m l.Tntumiii..l League, was one who Jumped. She hadlo,,,.0,r stntes where women vote will be two ribs broken nnd wns taken to her home. Henry IVIndt, n member of the Hoard of Health, and Robert K. Dudley of 9 Hlrch street. Jumped after wander ing nbout in the smoko filled auditorium. Mr. Felndt was badly bruised and Mr. ', Dudley suffered Internal Injuries. I lira. Ilennell Sii thr Mnlrrlnl Will In the meantime the tire fighters nr- ; Keen Mini litis rived and down their ladders they car ried twenty men nnd women from the "This Is the first time that Congress third floor to tin' s.treet. The firemen has taken nny unsolicited ncllon, or In believe that no one was left In the build- fact nny action at nil, on the question Ing. DENSE FOG HOLDS UP LINEKS. Thr fit VnrU, Anchored Off Hook. Will lliiek To-ili). A r.ephjr from the south blowing on the cold surface of the waters liere nbout yesterday created one of the thickest fogs that ever bus cut off the towers und minarets of the town and held up local and international iiuvi- ; gators. The American liner New York, from Southampton, reported herself by wire less anchored off the Hook In the early afternoon after she had spent four hours crawling up from Fire Island. She gave up the effort to get Into harbor late in the afternoon when the fog showed no sign of lifting. She will come up this morning if. ns the prophets expect, a shift of wind to the westward clears away the mists. Several outgoing ships. Including some going coastwise, weie forced to anchorage, fearing mishap in the murk. Several showers April sutigu's'llve in temperature, made gaps of partial clear - ness In the late afternoon and evening, j pressed the view that It was with re The mercury hit the spring mark "f Kret thnt they pould not sign the report. 52 degrees at noon und even at ! o'clock Thev based their unwillingness largely last night was hovering around 43. ( ',, nm Krm,ud thnt. as there was apt to The Washington experts said we ;'. :1 party division on many of the might get some blow out of a storm I points of the report, they did not feel that was cutting up over Tennessee jUtned In subscribing to the document nnd headed toward the Atlantic nt u 1 j,, lllto. northeasterly tangent. RACES CLASH LN MANILA. Police Cnnril Ml, (Mill Chinese Who Mny He Dcpnrtvil, Special Cable lleipiitch lo Tin: Sc Manila, Feb. 27. Thern Is, trouble hero over the threatened . doportutlon of undesirable Chinese because of their boycotting of tho Jnpanese. Ten thousand Chinese, headed by tho Chinese Consul, are being guarded by the police, l'll.K CURK. (1.0. ninlAll's guarnntreii Pile Olntmrnt rurra Piles. Srnd in cents fr trial Imi l II, T. ujdlcy. J Pike at., I'orl Jervli. N. ,Atlr. CONGRESS TAKES UP WOMAN SUFFRAGE Ifolison Heads Siih-Comniittee to Inquire Into the Question. S1TPOHTS SITFHAGK IDEA Arranges for Congressional Par tieipation in Parade to Help Cause. Washington, Feb. 27. A Congres sional Inquiry that gives official cog nizance to the movement for woman's suffrage has Just been ordered by the Committee on the Flection of President, Vice-President nnd Hepresentnllves of the House. Those In charge of this Investiga tion have been directed to advtso the House whether It Is expedient nnd de- srnblo that equal suffrage In the elec tion of President and Vice-President should le granted through the medium of a constitutional amendment or whether the reform should be left to the wisdom of tho Stntes themselves. A circular letter has been sent out to hundreds of persons supposed to'hav knowledge of the question and early In tho new Congress hearings will bo held. It Is the belief of the House leaders that these hearings will be tho most extensive nnd exciting ever held by a Congressional committee. The chief question presented for the consideration of Congress is Involved In n proposed constitutional amend ment which provides that tho States shall grant equal suffrage. Suffragists are trying to persuade Congress to pro pose such up. amendment of the fun damental law. It Is a serious question even In the minds of many who sup port the movement for equal suffrage whether Congress should net. The Investigation has been entrusted In the main to Hepresentntlve It, P. Hobson of Alabama, an enthusiastic supporter of woman's suffrage. Asso ciated with Mr. Hobson In this work ore Representatives Porter of Penn sylvania and Trlbble of Georgia. Mr. Hob-ion has been named chairman of the sub-committee. The sub-committee has been Instructed to collect all availa ble data, examine all persons who may desire to bo heard and report to tho full committee whether It would be wise for Congress to act or permit tho prob lem to he worked out by agitation In the various States. The sub-committee plans to mnke a report to the full committee somr- time during tho life of the new Congress I "I believe in enunl sulTi-mre" miiM tr ' Hobson to-day. "As to the wisdom of I Congress passing it constitutional amendment as proposed I am not pre pared to give an opinion, (in this point 1 am open minded. The constitutional amendment proposed would make It obligatory on the part of the States to devise means whereby women would be, permitted to vote for all oflices. The House committee In npproachlng the , 'luestiou in tne proper spirit. I look for a oecision oy me commiuee some time .next winter " Suffragists who have gathered here to take part lu the suffragist pageants to be belli on .March 3 believe their battle already Is half won. Mr. Hobson will take part In the suffrage parade. He t.s In charge of the arrangements looking to the participation of Senators and Representatives lu the pageant. Practi cally nlUthe members from Washington, ' Colorado. Flail. Wyoming. Idaho aim In the line of march, Among them will be Senator Dixon, the Hull Moose leader, and Senator La Follettn of Wisconsin. DATA SENT TO HOBSON. of suffrage," said Mrs. Mary Ware Den nett. secretary of the nntlonal organiza tion, yesterday. "For forty years ap plications ha vi- been made to every Congress for nn amendment to the Con stitution. "A hearing hns been granted each time and n committee appointed, usually made up of members bitterly opposed to woman suffrage. Not a committee has ever made a report. For the llrst time In Its history .Con gress has taken tin- Initiative lu mak ing an Investigation. "We have despatched n mass of ma tellal lo RepresentatlM" Hobson which will keiqi his committee occupied for some time." WON'T SIGN PUJO REPORT. Itepillilleillia ll The i:ect n I'hM 1)1 IdIihi, W'ASIIINUTON, Feb. 27. Till' i'ujo committee completed Its review of tlu repoit of lis Investigation with its find ings to-night. The Republican members withdrew 1 rr.,m tin. room after ..at h in lorn ev They told the committee before their withdrawal that there would be no minority report. They will not concur, nor will they demur. Either as a group or separately Representatives McMor--""- Hayes, Guernsey and Ileald will I 111 l,n)l ti'" )'l) i L) null pwiiun t i majority report to which tlmy do no. subscribe. The complete report with the hills which are based upon Us suggestions will be Introduced In the House late to morrow. The report Is practically the same as submitted by Samuel I'nter myer. ...).. ...... ..ln...U ,.n nAl..l.. ....I..- The report will he nrcompnqled by an elaborate svstem of exhibits and the renroducllona of the various cbarto- rrpiot iiLiioiis oi me mums mnrio- a,''IM ..I'KHinilVH. M VV1VI, ., FEARS FOR MAWBON HIMSELF. Friend Think Something; Has Jlap lienril to Antarctic Rzplorer. Special Cable lleipalch to Tan Brs. SvD.NKr, N. S. W Feb. 27. There Is considerable anxiety over the silence of Dr. Mnwson by wireless since he sent word two days ago of the death of two members of his Antarctic expedition. Friends of the members of the expedi tion lire uneasy lest some further mis hap may have befallen them. HOUSE PASSES VALUATION BILL 31 en an re lo Katlmate nallvrar Prop erty Now Clara to Taft, Washington, Feb. 27. A physical valuation of railroad property in the United Stntes, to be made by the In terstate Commerco Commlslon, Is au thorized in the Adomson bill, passed by tho House to-day. The measure hns already passed the Senate and now goes to the President for approval. It has leen estimated that the work authorized will eventually cost the Gov ernment J6.000.000, and the railroads nbout the some amount. PANELS BOUGHT FOR AMERICA. A Minna first Preferred Masterpieces of Kllsnltrthnn Interior Decoration. Special Cable DetpalcA to Ttn 8cn. Ionpon, Feb. 27. One of the best preserved masterpieces of Elizabethan Interior decoration In England is going to America. The London dealer, Mr. Charles, has bought tho entire Eliza bethan building Kotherwaa, the seat of tho Uodcnham family, near Here ford, the feature of which is thirteen apartments which are decorated with superb Elizabethan panelling;, with Jacobean additions from the time of James I. to Quoe.n Anne. Mr. Charles will take the whole ma terial for reconstructing: In apartments In New York, where he Intends to sell them. Kotherwas, which Is mentioned in the Doomsday Hook, descended In an unbroken lino to the Bodenhams from the time of Henry I. until 1912, when Count I.ublenskl Hodenham died. U. S. TO CHOOSE ARBITRATOR. Third Man to Settle naMroad Dl. pnte Sot .Named. Announcement was made yesterday by Albert Phillips, representing the Are men on tho Eastern railroads, that he and W. W. Atterbury, representing the railroads, being unable to agree on the third man to complete tho board which will arbitrate tho waze demands, had so' notified Presiding Judge Martin A. Knapp of the United Statos Commerce Court nnd nctlng United States Labor Commissioner O. W. W. Hangar. It now devolves on theso two Fed ernl officials to name the third arbi trator. There Is no time limit for the appointment, but It is believed that they will loso no time In making a selection. APOLOGIZES TO CORESPONDENT. Mm. Wllllnma Kxnurrntr Mlaa .oehnrfrr, Vanieil In Kail. An apology by one woman to another for naming her as corespondent In a divorce suit was filed In the County Clerk's office yesterday. The iiHilogy wns written by Mrs. ! Elizabeth Ijiurn Talt Williams, who Is suing for n divorce from Chnrles Arthur Williams, and accused him of miscon duct with l'hipbe Schaefcr nnd other women unknown to her. Tho suit is to lie tried on Monday on the charges affecting tho unnamed women, but in her retraction concerning Miss Schnefer thn plaintiff said: "Helng unable to substantiate the al legations, 1 desire In Justice to I'ho'be Schnefer, the corespondent named, to withdraw the charges against her." VIOLET RAYS EXPOSE FORGERY. Johns Hopkins Professor Find Wny In lleleet Cheek llnlalna. I1ai.TI.morb. Feb, 2T - Dr. Robert W. Wood, professor of physics at the Johns Hopkins Fnlverslty, has found a way to detect check raising, however skilfully It has been done. He has a piece of pa per on which the words "Twenty-four hundred dollars" appear. The words were originally "Twenty-four dollars." The change was made by nn expert, who had erased the word "dollars" nnd the line nftcr the "twenty-four" with a chemical Ink eraser und had written the words "hundred dollars" In n manner so perfect that It was Impossible to dis cover any change In the line even with thi- aid of a high power magnifying glass. Dr. Wooil took the slip of pnper and put it under Ills ultra-violet rays and photographed It. The result was thut a heavy smudge appears after the words "twenty-four," clearly showing that something hail been erased and some thing else, written lu. Dr. Wood's discovery will he of espe cial advantage In discovering changes liinttc In wills. i 10-DAY-OLD GIRL AN HEIRESS. I'l'rusl In ml of 2,0011 lo 1 0,01)0 fur Willilorf llioplo) ee'a Unlij. If ii telegram nnd other kinds of ' uollllcatlou mean anything .Miss Josephine Hodges, ten days old, of Cen tral I'ark West Is beneficiary of a trust , fund ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Llttlo Miss Hodges hus not yet ex i pressed any opinion on the bit of good fortune, it was her ratner, Edward Hodges, the stout one of the two men who hnve u counter Just Inside tho middle entrance to the Astoria side of the Wnldorf-Astorla, that received the word yesterday and nlso tho congratu lations of everybody In the house. Mr. Hodges would not tell who was the baby's benefactor, but said thnt he wus n l'lttsbure steel inun who not only Inherited money but made It, An ft patron of the hotel he had often wnnted lo do something for Mr, Hodges. ri mi in 4 -HIII'KHIUIt NKHVICi: via At lantic Coast Line: "N. Y. a Florida Special" lves I H'J noon. S other limited tralna dalfy; :IJ A. M,; (, M Huierlor ltoailway. 1218 U'way, 1 -lSff. GOULD HOLDUP, SAYS SHOUTS Says $175 a Share Was De manded to Swing Man hattan Board. AT 43 ABOVE MARKET Gould's Profit at That Figure Would Have Been 3,540,943. PLAN TO FOIL MOVE Manhattan Certificate Will Be Made Out to-4he Interborough. GOULD MAY GO TO -COURT Chairman McCall Keadytfco-Signi Contracts for All Routes Not-Affected. Theodore P. Shonts, president of the interborough, made dlreot charges last night that a representative of George 3. Gould had offered to swing the board of directors of tho Manhattan Railway Company into Mr. Shonts'a hands pro vided the Interborough would buy the Gould stock at 176, or 43 points above the market price. Such a transaction would have profited the Goulds 13,640, 943. This is Mr. Shonts's statement as he gave It out: "Mr. Shonts stated that Mr. Qould's statement to the press wns the first notice he had ever received of nny objections upon the part of the Man hattan company to tho Manhattan certificates. Upon tho contrary, the certificate was the subject of pro-'' longed negotiations between counsel for the Interborough company and counsel for the Manhattan company, nnd In the form submitted to the Manhattan board received the ap proval of Manhattan counsel. The only objection ever, received from Mr. Gould WdVthat there was nothing In It for the Gould estate, and the only argument ever made to him (Mi. ShontB) was on February 13 to offer to sell tho Gould stock at a price which was put by Mr. Gould's repre sentative at $175 a share, cuupleil with the stntenient, as first made, that If tho stock was purchased the Mutihattan board, which was con trolled by Mr. Gould, would be re assembled, the third track certificate adopted and tho control of tho Ixiard turned over to the purchaser. Later It wns suggested by Mr. Gould's rep resentative that If this stock were purchased the control of the board would be turned over to the purchaser at once anil then the purchaser could pass any resolution desired regarding the third truck certlllcatc." Mr. Shonts tired this gun Into the Gould camp nftcr Mr. Gould had Issued a statement as to why thn directors of the Manhattan Railway Company hadn't accepted the certlllcatc for third track ing the present -elevated lines ns nr ranged with the l'ubllc Service Com mission In accordance with the dunl subway plan. , Comptroller I'rendercnst had ro mnrked In nn earlier meeting of the Hoard of Kstlmate that "the hpiiit of Hlack .Friday is not yet dead." At thn sumo time Mayor Guynor declared that the Grand Jury ought to tako a hand In the Gould blockade and find out ex actly why Mr. Gould had held up thn subway contracts nt the eleventh hour. Horough President McAncny hinted thai the Manhattan company's franchises were of dubious legality anyhow and ought to be examined. Ilnckrfcller Irrltiilrd. "From all the reports thnt 1 have re ceived," said William IS. Willcox, ex elialrmun of the l'ubllc Service Com mission, last night, "my feeling Is con firmed that there Is no fundamental dif ference of opinion In this cusc, buc simply a holdup to soli stock." John 1). Rockefeller, who gave to the General Kduc.itlon Hoard 2S.134 share of Manhattan Railway stock, and thereby made It the largest stockholder In the company, outside the Gould es tate, was described by his friends yes terday as greatly Irritated by the Gould tactics. Frederick T. (lutes, his per sonal representntlvii In the tlnauciul innnagement of the General Kducntlon Hoard, Is understood to have approved the third tracking certificate. A number of directors of the Man hattan Railway Company met yester day afternoon In Mr. Gould's quarters In tho oflices of the Missouri racltlo Railway at 165 Hroadwny and prepared u statement for the newspapers, It was this stntement which brought tho quick nnswer from Mr, Shonts. At the Manhattan meeting, besides Mr. Gould, were Alfred Skltt, vice-president of the company nnd also n director In tho Interborough! Klngdon Gould, George Gould's son; Kdwurd T. Jeffery and T. I.. Chndbourne, Jr., who drew the opinion upon which Mr. Gould say thn Manhattan board decided against the certificate. Uonld's Objections. In the statement Mr. Gould fought shy of the report, previously printed In Tun Sun, that he had offered hla stock to the Interborough company at