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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914.
WILSON PLANS TO CHECK JAPAN Believed to Be Reason of Ap , peal to Congress in Tolls Message. OTHERS UNFRIENDLY Trouble Feared by Some if U. S. Intervenes in Mexico. CONGRESS VIEWS DIFFER Britain's Attitude Problemati cal if Her Ally Gets Belligerent. 'Washington, March ll. President Wilson's personal efforts to effect the passaie by Congress of the bill repealing tht clause of the Pasama Canal act ex empting American shins engaged In the coastwise trade from payment of toll have served to revive the riporta that International complications will eniut If tlx measure Is not promptly enacted. The Impression Is srowlnr In Washing ton that uneasiness over the attitude of Japan toward the United .States Is ths cause of the President's concern over the Panama Canal repeal bill. Outwardly ths Administration seems bent on gaining ths good will of ClreiU Ilrltaln. In this connection It Is pointed out that as an ally of Japan Qrat Britain exercises n large Influence over the Far Eastern Powers. In urging Congress to repeal the exemption clause friends of the Administration say the President Is planning for the future. Members of Congress who have been called Into conference at the White House are responsible for the statement that the President fears trouble with other nations unless the tolls controversy hi disposed of by the ropeal of the exemp-. tlon dsAise. The President at the Urns 1 hs read his message emphatically Indi cated to callers that there was nothing i critical In any situation confronting tlx United States and that he had In mind only the desirability of removing tho Im pression among foreign Governments that i the United Htates was seeking to evade Its just obligations. Mexico Maid to Br Question. It has commonly been Inferred despite the White House statements that no par ticular situation except the tolls con troversy ltelf was In the President's mind when he addressed Congress and that ths situation In Mexico was really responsible . for the Impressive language lie usm on mat occasion. 1 .Member., of Corwrcen were almost unanimous In bollevlmr that when the , President eaJil ho wouM not know how to deal with problems of "greater dell- ' cacj and nearer .conmMiuences" he was thinking of the Mexican problem this Government has on Its hands. That the Administration wishes to be assured of at least one strops; friend fri cai of more serious trouble In Mexico Is' believed here. It has been pointed out to his csllers by the President that the United States occupies an Isolated posi tion Internat'onally. The disposition of the canal tolls con troversy by repeal will please not only Great Brltsln but other maritime nations is well. All the Kurnpean Powers have an Interest In the canal almost Identical With Great Britain, but could not, of course, protest against the law exempting American ships from tolls, as Great Britain Is the onlylone hnvlng'n treaty on the subject Thn laudatory press com ment . In r Oreat Urltaln lnce the Presi dent's message Is regarded here as proof that the President's course Is vindicated at least to the extent of establishing more cordial relations with the British. It has" been suggested many times that should the United States become deeply Involved in Mexico to the extent of using Its armed force to restore -ace In that country Japan might take advantage of the preoccupation of thn United Htates to menace this country. In such an event. It Is said, the friendship of Japan's ally. Great Britain, would be invaluable, as Great Britain could then be ctunted upon to dissuade Japan from hostilities against the United Htates: In answer to this, however, It Is as serted, that Great Britain, has already admitted herself helpless as far as Mexico Is concerned and that the Interests of the British Government and Its colonies are such as to compel them to support the United States as against ber ally, Japan. Those opposing the repeal ask why th .United Htates should buy friend ship and support already assured this country both In Mexico and against Japan. Complications Faced by V. H. It Is, admitted that the situation of the United Htates Is not a pleasant one at this time. Russia Is aggrieved by the abrogation of the treaty of 1832 because of the Influence of tho Jews In the United Htates, while France and Italy are much displeased with pending Immigration legis lation and the proposed amendment to the laws protecting patents on exhibits at the Panama-Pacific Exposition In Han Francisco. Colombia fa still nursing her grievance ever Panama and Is doing her utmost to gain to her side other Houth American countries, despite the fact that negotia tions for the settlement of her controversy are now In progress. Those supporting the policy of repeal say that by that single act the United States Government will at one stroke clear the decks for the better adjustment sf Its controversies with other nations. ARGUMENT ON "POVERTY YOW." Case of Father Wlrta Up In Federal tasrtme Conrt. Wasiiinoton, March 11. The Supreme Court heard arguments to-day In a suit brought by the order of St Benedict, a New Jersey corporation, asserting title fis against the administrator and heirs at law of Father Augustln Wlrth, who at the time of his death was a mem ber of the order. , The order, through Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, bases Its title to the prop, erty on the "vow of poverty" taken by 'he priest rYhen he became a monk of St Benedict "Apparently there Is nothing on the record to show that he ever for mally renounced tho vow. Tho case camo to the Federal Supreme Court after a Circuit 'Court of 'Appeal' had affirmed 'decision of a lower court-that the vow was' not a legel transfer'of the priest's property to the order. Morgan J. 'O'Brien of Nw .York mad the argument to-day for the Benedictine order. He rested his claim on behalf of the order to the monk's property' on tin ground that Father Wlrth never re nounced the vow. The arguments on be- half nf tha helm were mads hv William syward and William It rilser of New oik. RETIRED CAPTAIN FIGHTS FOR REAR ADMIRAL RANK Templin Potts, 'Plucked' After Being Recommended for Promotion, Criticises Daniels, at Hearing on Special Bill for Advancement Waikjnoton, March 11. Capt, Tempiln Potts, U. fl. N.. who was retired re cently by the plucking board, was given a hearing to-day by the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs In support of a bill In troduced by Senator Chilton of West Vir ginia providing for Capt. Potts's appoint ment as a rear admiral. Capt Potts was ranking 'captain last Match, when he passed an examination for piomotlon, but before he was advanced the plucking board ordered him on the retired list In addition to Capt Potts there were present a number of representatives of the Navy Department and of the service, who gave testimony. Rear Admiral Blue, chief of the bureau of navigation, speaking for ths Department told the committee that the examining board that passed Capt Potts for promotion either Ignored or dis regarded Instructions as to the require ments for sea service. Rear Admiral Ostarhaus, retired, who was chairman of the examining board, told the committee that the board had been associated with CaVL Potts and 'was familiar with his qualifications for promotion, that they Ig nored' no Instructions given to them offi dally, but had exercised only the discre tion Invested In them. Rear Admiral Walnwrlght paid a high compliment to the service of Capt. Potts, MORE MYSTERY IN ROLL CALL CHARGE Letters Explaining Accusation ApaJnst Speaker Clark Raise New Question. Washington. March 11. Representa tive Kelly of Pennsylvania Introduced In the House to-day a tetter from Lynn Haines, executive secretary of the Na tional Voters League. In the letter Mr. Haines gave an account of the league's effort to straighten out the facts regard ing the now famous rising vote on the demand for a roll call when reference to a committee was recently proposed for thn resolution of Representative Mc Donald calling for punitive notion In thn case of Representative McDermott of Illinois. Prof. Charles Zuehleln asserted last week that Speaker Clark had miscounted the number of members rising to demand a record vote, and this provoked Speaker Ctark's remarkable address from the chair last Saturday Speaker Clark had counted but twenty-three members standing. He reiterated this statement In his speech agnlnst Prof. ZuebW.in. who had asserted that nearly fifty members arose. Speaker Clark's claim to the ac curacy of his count was corroborated by a dozen members of the House, repre senting all parties, and Including Mr. Mc Donald. Prof. Zuebleln's charge had been baaed upon the signed statement of members of Congress. These statements had been sent to the National Voters League In an swer to a circular letter of Inquiry. The circular letter rend as follows: "Will you aid us In this by answering these questions: 1. Were you present In the House on that occasion? i. Did you rise and join In the demand for a roll call on the above mentioned motion T' Mr. Haines's letter then goes on to say: "In response to this letter the Na tional Voters Inpue has on (lie the state ments of fjrty-seven members of the House that, on December . 1913, thev rose and joined In the demand for a roll call." Oreat amusement Is expressed In the House over the peculiar position of the forty-seven members whose names appear In the National Voters Loamin list. In view of the Speaker's count of twenty-three and the formidable corroborative evidence of his correctness It Is npparent that twenty-four of the forty-seven num bers have managed to get their names on th roll either through accident care lessness or something else. What the something else may be both Speaki-r Clark and Mr. McDonald decline to Indi cate. TRADE BILL PLEASES WILSON. Administration's Asitl-Trnst Pro sjramaae Nearly Ready. Washinoton, March 11. A copy of the Interstate trade commission bill that will have the support of President Wilson was placed In the hands of the President to day by Representative Covington of Mary land, chairman of the sub-committee that Irafted the measure. The bill will be In troduced In the House In a day or two. A sub-committee of the Committee on Interstate Commerce has been appointed to prepare a bill to agree with the wishes of the Administration giving the Inter state Commerce Commission supervision over the Issuance of railway securities. It will bo completed and Introduced In the House some time next week. The President has been advised that the sub-committee of the Judiciary Committee having the other anti-trust bills under consideration Is rapidly approaching the completion of Its labors. The anti-trust programme of the Administration Is rap Idly nssumlng shape and will soon be brought up for consideration In the House, ANOTHER INCOME TAX ORDER. Treasarr Extends to Jane 30 Its Waiver of Not. 3H. Washinoton. March 11. The Secretary of the Treasury announced to-day an ex tension to June 30 of tho waiver In Treas ury decision 1901, which affects tho filing of Income tax returns. This U the de cision: "Notice Is hereby given that Treasury decision 1901 Issued November 21, 191J, waiving until March 31, 1914, the require ment that the numbers of the bonds or other like obligations of corporations, 4c, from which interest coupons are detached or upon which registered Interest Is to bs paid, shall be filled In on the certificates, Is hereby extended to June 30, 1914. "In all other respects the certificates re ferred to must be filled In In accordance with the Treasury regulations before ths coupons or orders for registered Interest to which they may be attached shall bo paid." Names New McAdoo 'Assistant. Wasiiinoton, March 11. President Wilson sent to the Senate to-day the nom ination of William P. Malhurn of Denver, Col., to bo Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Mr, Malburn will take charge of the customs service, succeeding Assist ant Secretary Hamlin, who was pro moted to tha head ot the fiscal bureau. Mr. Malburn Is a son-ln-Uw of Senator Thomas of Colorado. He Is 45 years old. Heeler Won't Carry Can. It was said on behalf of William Zleg ler, Jr., yesterday that In applying for a pistol permit ho had no thought of car rying a revolver, but merely wished to have ths right to keep one at home. The report that Mr, Zlegltr wished to arm himself because he carrUd Urge sums of monty was denied. declaring that hs was an officer of high character and ability. Rear Admiral Blue mode a defence of the plucking board. He declared It was justified In requiring that promotion should not be made for politic! or social reasons, but solely In consideration of qualifications and with special reference to service. He explained that Capt Potts had seem only two years and nine months) at sea In the last fourteen years of his service on the active list and that he had been a captain only ten months when he was reported by the examining board aa qualified for the rank of rear admiral. Admiral Blue closed with the sugges tion that the passage of the Chilton bill would set a bad precedent Capt Potts In reply told the committee that no precedent would be made by the passage of the bill, that his case was an sxceptlonal one, differing from others because Secretary Daniels had ordered that as soon aa Potts completed additional duty he should be promoted to the rank of rear admiral. He made the point that a civilian Secretary of the Navy could hardly be considered aa competent to overrule a board of experts who had pronounced htm efficient and worthy of promotion and that there could be no fixed standard of oea service as the qual ification for promotion. It was denied that there was any feeling against Capt Potts. QUACK DOCTORS FLOCK TO NEW YORK, HE SAYS Dr. Downing Argues for Bill That Would Bar Unprofes sional "Sure Curo" Men. Ai.hant, March 11. New Tork Is fast becoming a dumping ground for Incom petent physicians of other States, because of the laxity of Its laws, said Dr. Au gustus S. Downing, Assistant Commlk sloner of Education, to the Senate Pub lic Health Committee, at a hearing to day on Senator Secley's bill regarding unprofessional conduct. There are twenty States In tho country, Dr. Downing as sorted, w here medical advertising of cer- Ave members of the up-State Public her Is Is contrary to law and It Is vice. Commission. Mr. Van Hantvoord is is contrary to law. and It Is, Investigation, which, he says. tain kind high time, he said, that Now York took Its placo with ths progressive States in such matters. Unprofessional conduct Is defined In thn bill aa advertising In any kind of paper or employing a capper, solicitor or drum mer to obtain patients wherein the phy sician holds himself to cure diseases or defects In certain organs or to cure chronic or Incurable diseases ; announc ing professional service without compen sation unless an Incurable disease may be permanently cured; wilfully betraying a professional secret: habitual drunkenness or addiction to drugs; dividing or promis ing to divide a feo with another physician without the knowledge of the patient Corporations practising dentistry in New York State. es-eclally In New York city, were bitterly attacked by counsel for tho New York State Dental Associa tion In a hearing before the Benate Public Health Committee of Senator Sec ley's bill licensing dentists. Osteopaths who have studied and passed regular examinations In surgery will De permitted to' practise surgery In New York State If the requests made to-day by about fifty osteopaths aro adopted. The physicians appeared at a hearing on Senator Herrlck's amendment to the pub lic health law, which would provide that no city should discriminate against an holder of an osteopathic physician's li cense. This would compel New York ctly to furnish burial permits to osteo paths. There was no opposition to the bill. PEACE DELEGATES WILL SAIL SOUTH ON MAY 30 Pun-Aniericuii Division to Study Educational Institu tions There. The members nf the Pan American division of the Peace Society, financed by tho Carnegie endowment the Ameri can Association for Internatl nal Con ciliation, have progressed so far In their plans to send a delegation to study In tellectual and cultural developments In South and Central American republics that transportation arrangements for the party were made yesterday. Dr. Harry Erwrn Bard, head of the Pan American division, said that the band of college and university professors I ltJI Property, real and personal, used In and others under his direction will sail connection with Its New- lork city tele frora New York for Braxll on May 30. "hono service and a valuation of all of The personel of the party will not be an-! ,he PfPerr Included In such Inventory. nounced until later Tne counsol to the committee further was For ten weeks the Pan American dl , Instructed to employ the engineers and , vision of tho peace society will, through I XD.erU necessary to examine nnd verify nr. nam and hs committee, look liit,u'-" ..uU..u. educational and kindred matters In Bra ill, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru and then back to Panama and the Caribbean Islands. The object of the tour of study Is to obtain a better understanding 31 Latin-American Institutions, particularly of educational systems, and to draw closer thereby the cultural and Intel lectual relations between this country and tho republics to the south. "Studies along the lines tha Pan Ameri can division Intends to make," Dr. Bard said, "heretofore have emphasised com mercial relations. Our work, so far as International peace or other relations are concerned, will, we hope, be more fun damental than much of the previous work that has been done." TALE OF MILITIA'S BARBARITY. Colorado Union Telesranks Com plaint to Washington. Wasiiinoton, March It. Ofllcers of the United Mine Workers union In Colo rado sent a telegram to-day to Chairman Foster of the House Mines Committee, which Investigated the Colorado strike. It was as follows: "Twenty-three militiamen, under orders of Adjt-Oen. John Chase, this morn ing demolished the strikers' tent colony at Forbes, Col. Men, women and children nre homeless In a blinding snowstorm Inhabitants of tho upper tent colony or dered by militiamen to leave their homes within forty-eight hours or be deported.'' Mr, Foster said the committee had been shocked by conditions In the strike area. Ward's Island Rent $1 Yearly, If the State of New York pays a dol lar a year In advanco It will satisfy tho city's rent claim on Ward's Island, as established yesterday by the Sinking Fund Commission. The lease will run for fifty years from November IS, 1912. Ward's Island Is the site of ths Manhattan State Hospital for ths Insane. ' 15 GLYNN HITS UP-STATE SERVICE COMMISSION Deposes Decker From the Chair manship and Puts In Van Santvoord. ACTION ON PHONE KATES Board Asks State to Fay for Investigation Foley Com mittee Protests. Albany, March H.--Gov, Glynn shook up the up-State Public Service Commis sion to-day and designated Commissioner Seymour Van Santvoord of Troy chair man In place ot Martin S. Decker. This was promptly followed by a break ing of the deadlock which has ex isted for two months In the commission on account of the Investigation of the tele phone rates In New York snd In up-8tats cities. The commlss.on refused the 1200, 000 offer of the telephone company to meet the expenses of such an Investigation and asked the Lcglslaturo to appropriate 1100,000 for this purpose. This action of the Public Service Com mission so Incensed the Foley joint com mittee appointed last year to Investigate the telephone rate question that It adopted resolutions notifying Gov. Glynn that the commission should not get the State appropriation to conduct this In vestigation and that tho Public Service Commission was a judicial rather thac an Investigating body. This situation may result In a legislative deadlock and no State appropriation unless Gov. Glynn anil his State Public Service Commission back down or the legislative committee does so. Assemblyman Mark Ooldberg, Demo crat of New York, declared to-doy that the Legislature should pass his bill pro viding a Ave cent rate between boroughs In New York city, and put the burden of proof on tho telephone company to show whether the rate Is unfair. He succeeded to-day in having the As. sembly discharge his bill from the com mittee, which had ulready voted It down, and In having It advanced to the order of final passage. He will attempt to have tho bill passed Tuesday. Van Santvoord Investigates. Recently Gov. Glynn appointed Seymour Van Santvoord of Troy as one of the showed him that there was really no head to the commission and no concerted action among tho commissioners; that there were more, than 100 complaints, some of them more than two years old, unacted upon, and that many of the Im portant papers In these complaints were locked up In the private desk of Mr. Decker, who has been acting as chairman for some months. Commissioner Decker was designated as chairman last year about tho same time that he Issued an order permitting the Troy and Albany gas companies to dis pose of their Dig surplus, ana n ursiKiin- tlon ns chairman by Gov. Suiter at that I time created much comment. .Mr. an'nd strands of hair Barrett claimed the Santvoord after his Investigations nolltUMi i Gov. Glynn that he would not remain a member of the commission, unv. uiynn i sent for Chalrfhan Decker snd the IhUit's 1 resignation as chairman followed. Mr. Decker's term as commissioner does not expire until February 1 next year, and he wilt continue to serve. There was a conference this afternoon between Gov. Glynn and Chairman Van , Santvoord, and Gov. Glynn agreed to send n .nrrl.il mesiaire to the Legislature ask- Ing for an Immedlato appropriation of 1100,000 for the appraisal of the telephone company's property. Gov. Glynn saM to night that he still believed n fair valua tion could be secured under the plan by which the company wns to furnish the money, but that the plan to have the Legislature appropriate for this purpose was less open to criticism. Foley Committer Will Fight. The members of the Foley commission are Senators Foley, Cullen, White, Hewitt and Coates and Assemblymen Walker, Glllen, Lane, Yale and ileum. Itobert L. Luce of counsel to the committee und Chairman Foley waited upon Gov. Glynn this afternoon and presented to him reso lutions adopted by tho committee to-day demanding that the legislative npproprla; tlon be put at the disposal of the legls- k latlve committee and that tho evidence r be prepared by the legislative committee for presentation to the Public Service Commission. Gov. Olynn told Senator Foley that his special message would be ' sent to the Legislature to-morrow asking for a State apropriatlon. Afterward Senator Foley declared that I the Legislature would give the approprla- . tlon to his committee or thot there would not be any appropriation. The counsel to the commltteo was di rected to prepare tho telephone rate re- , ductlon case for presentation to the Public Service Commission and to request the New York Telephone Company to furnish 1 I the committee at once an Inventory of , go over tht books of the company. TO RESUME NEW HAVEN CASE. Road's Oalclals Will Ilroprn Boston nnd Malar Dtscasalon To-morrovr. Washington, March 11. Negotiations between representatives of the New Haven road and the Department of Jus tice In regard to a reorganisation plan will bo resumed hero Friday. Tho Attorney-General received n letter from Chairman Elliott to-day Informing him that tho New Haven ontctals and attor neys would reach Washington Friday with a view of continuing a discussion that terminated ten days ago In a deadlock. No Intimations havo reached the Attorney-General of any decision by the New Haven officials to recede from the position they took ten days ago when Chairman Elliott laid down tho ultimatum that he would not accept thn Govern ment's provision for a two year term In which the New Haven trustees may dls poso of Its Boston and Maine securities. U. 8. WOULD GRADE GRAIN. Hons Bill Provides Restrictions Based on Minnesota Charges, Wasiiinoton, March 11. Federal grad Ing and supervisory Inspection of grain subject to transactions In cash or future markets Is provided In a bill Introduced In the House to-day by Representative Lever of South Carolina, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. The Inspection and grading provided by ths measure la In line with the recommendations of the Northwestern producers of wheat, who supported the resolution of Representative Manahan of Minnesota before the Rules Committee ot the House last week. Mr. Lever drafted his bill after a con ference with Mr. Manahan and the North western men who appeared before the Ilules Commltteo. Under the terms of the bill ths cost of Inspection will be born by the (rain men. FRANK'S DEFENDERS SEER A CONFESSION Will Urge Detective Burns to Use His Arts on Con ley, tho Negro. MAY ASK HELP OF COUBT Say Prosecution's Witness Has Been Unduly Protected From Questioning. Att.anta, March 11. Attorneys for Leo M. Frank will attempt to force a confession from tha negro, Jim COnley, that he murdered little Mary Phagan anil to save his own neck accused Frank of the crime. To this end Frank's attorneys will mska a determined effort to gain permission for Detective William J. Burns to go to the jail and Interview the negro. Hums will be here the latter part nf the week. Tho detective may not And It easy to sec the negro, who since his first admis sion that he wrote the murder notes has been zealously guarded. When a news paper man or some ono else Interested In the case secures admittance to his cell Conley refuses to talk unless his at torney, William M. Smith, Is present and passes on tho question. The rulo applies to all except Solicitor-General Dorscy and Detectives Starnes and Camp bell, who have been working under him almost since tho day of the murder. It Is said that Frank's attorneys will appeal to the courts for an order allowing Burns to see Conley at will. Burns Is still in New York, but Is expected here Friday. Threo Hums agents are at work here, and they are devoting most of their time to an investigation of the methods of tin- prosecution In securing evidence for the State at the trial, DuM'lopmviitH to-night seem to Indicate that Frank's attorneys are preparing to spring the real sensation In tho case. T. C. Tedder, assistant to Attorney W. M. Smith, who represents the negro Conley, was In secret conference with Frank's at torneys late this afternoon, and It Is be lieved that Tedder Has made some state ment In regard to Conlcy's story that will have a vital hearing on Frank's case. TiMMrr was closely associated with the prosecution and his conference with the attorneys for the defence has caused a sensation. Neither Tedder nor Frank's at tormys will talk, but rumors aro current of sensational revelation. The defence of Frank has repeatedly charged that agents of the prosecution coerced witnesses and that other Im portant testimony like that or Dr. Harris reiattng to the hair found on the lathe was never made known by the prosecu nun. These charges are being vigorously Investigated by the Burns men. Attorneys for Frank say that the fact that Rotvert P. Barrett found bloodstains and strands of hair on the second floor In the Uthe room of the National l'enc'5 factory does not establish positive proof mat i.eo m. rrahK Killed Mary Phagan. This view Is shared by members of the claims committee of Atlanta City Council. Hecuse he discovered tho bloodstain: u.nnn re.wanl offered by the city for proof to convict the murderer. His claim was hrard by the Council committee this afternoon and the members seemed to think It was riot well founded, nnd that until It is proved beyond a doubt that the bloodstains nnd hair brought about Frank's conviction the reward should not be paid. Virginia Kills HarTragr Rill. Richmond, March 11, The woman suffrngn bill was rejected by the House of Delegates here to-day by a vote of 74 to 13. 3800 square feet net i usable space si 4v ' ( ft -t Plan of r 2 to 14Floon We make a specialty of Business Building in the heart of New York m ' "til fe'!"! ?Iii!L 1 locate in the Heart THE Tha bui ding was opened Feb. i, and, udging from the rapidity with which it is being filled with hlh-class tenants, the space now unoccupied will not be on the market long. In this strictly fireproof building all offices front on the streetthere are no courts. Noiseless elevators are equipped with every known safety device. Access may be had to offices at all times nights, Sundays and holidays. The accompanying list of railways is sufficient comment on the convenience of location. inyo'th"" 0 gt t'rm ou tUls 5pce before you ,, 'or Loton H. Slawson Company, 17 Madison Ave. WOMEN POLICE BILL KILLED IN COMMITTEE Mcltobcrts Mensnrc Smothered, Keeping Ahcnrn in Office Park Board Stays. Ai.bant, March 11. The Assembly Cities Committee to-night voted down tho Kisncr bill providing for the appoint ment of twenty patrolwomen to the New York police force. The committee took this action. Chairman Hon said, after It had been decided that under the present laws, thn city authorities can appoint as many women police ofllcers as they choose. Alice Htubblns Wells, one of the four policewomen of Los Angeles, Cal., ap peared before tho committee and asked that the body take favorable action on the bill. She said: "The policewoman engages In a work that men ndmlt they cannot perform They look after dance halls and movltm' picture show patrons of the younger class and keep wayward girls from tho downward path. New Yoik never will regret placing women In the police force." Tho Assembly Cities Committee als-i voted down tho Goldberg bill abolish Ing the present Park Board and creatine the olllce of commissioner to have charge of thn Park Department. The Mcrtoberts bill prohibiting any person drawing a pension from tho city of Now York from holding nny Stat or municipal position was itported fa vorably by tho committee. This bill would put State Fire Marshal Ahearn out of olllce, as he draws n pension from the city. NATHAN STRAUS TO LIVE WEST. Will Make Ills Home llrrcnftcr In liis Anarelrs, I.os Angeles. Cal., March II. For the first time slnco his arrival in Los Arureto ' Nathan Straus of New York announced deflnltily this afternoon that ho would make Lis Angeles his perminent home. The announcement was made while Mr. Straus was addressing members of the Cosmos Club. He said that he would re turn to New York this spring, where he would straighten up his Interests, then ' this coming fall would return to Los An- geles to live. He added that he would establish here a ctntrol depot for pasteur ized milk. t'lersjy Honor Ilrlln llotnvltaky. Clergymen of various denominations and other friends of Dean IJAitpvltsky. at a mJetlng In the Itu.!an' fnthedrat jeatcrday morning, presented him with a morocco bound service .book as n token of esteem. Bishop Courtney made the presentation. Dean Hotovltsky, who ha been dean of the cathedral In Cast Ninety-seventh street, tho only Ilusslan orthodox church In New York, for thi last eighteen years. Is going to Russia ti remain there permanently. 1 .ssssssi 1 1 missBssr pmsssssxurmw u.1' ssnmsi . :s RSig pi sVJJsa II 1 n Bh B I II a wl.lmlj 1 11 H.7 1 sT-YsJJsJJsaV ssssmssmsin iss ss mini si mi s s s ssmmissssssssssms Moit Modern Construction If you act promptly you can secure an office in a building that combines all the aboe advantages at a moderate rental. BURRELL BUILDING 33d St. and Madison Ave. STATE SENATORS DARED BY ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE Asked to Father and Support Optional Local Prohibi tion Tiill. The Antl-Salonn League, throunh its State superintendent, William II AtiiUr. on. has written a letter to earh Stite Senntor daring him to father its , a prohibition bill. "Although a numlxir have been asked " said Mr. Anderson In his letter, the Anti-Saloon Lea cue has been un,ir! t nnd u single rienntor to Introdm optional local prohibition b n th ate. Nevenil Senators hao s it t1 it they will support It 'If It coiiifs up. nl clnlm to be 'temperate men,' but i. , . to help bring It up." Mr. Anderson said the Icrntu going to slop with such refusals '"All Setmtors who iu; not uVir1inst Ing their devotion to the cuice ,f tern pernnco and sef-goernnient to a ( . r. to shield political organizations or I ndeis or 'wet' colleagues will welcome any proposition which glvis thtn u 1iji, . t make that fact clear." Then Mr. Anderson put two iiui ' r "Will you vote to pass or ndvanee v optional local prohibition bill of Hi vl Saloon Lencue, a copy of whlci sent you some weeks ago, and If no t . .senator can nc found to do ho win Introduce It nnd push It as stronp', any other legislation In which :m Interekted? "In case the commltteo having this inn in cnarge noes not volunturl.-. r. port It out In time to gle It a eratw for passnge, will you vote to take It awty from the committee, nnd If no other Senator can bo secured to do so, will yoj make a motion to that effect-"' The league will keep n record o' th answers. If there are any. RUIKS STILL HOLD 21 DEAD. Ilnnarrons W'reoUsBr Imprri-s Kesrrk In Horned St. I, mils I lnh. St. Ixiuis, March 11. Though seversl hundred men nre searching for boo r a n the mlns of the Missouri Athletic ciuh none was found to-day. Ten have tei recovered nnd twenty-one are known to be burled In the basement, but the nwf fell to the level of tho third floor In sui a way that It would not b safe 'o in crease the force of searchers now It will be Sittuidiiv before the debr 9 In removed. It Is still Impossible t ,1 whether the death list may exceed f ". one. Only one body remain unlder Two wor! Identified to-day .is L. 1 u, department manager of the Si-.iir.um Hardware Company, and Michael Ttiunu of a- Chicago wholesale clonk hous Mrs. S. Fclnbcrg of 21 Hewes ftrcet, Brooklyn, wired the authorities tlui' her husband was lit the club the night of fire. As the register was lost his nauM had not appeared on the roll of missing. VIA m SrV 1 94) 94 Pa Y Ull'sSBo' 4Q7SFt 49rsr wir.aa'ft M97 9s,s' 1 W ' KlW-MO" 1 IJT.n4 I tsr.30-5 TaMH" ,37 HH 1 49 sVi 1 l I ll I ll I sW si Wan of . 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