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THE WASHINGTON HERALD WEATHER FORECAST. Unsettled weather to-day, jWith light raini colder by afternoon. The Herald has tho largest morning home .circulation, and prints all the news of the world each ixj, in addition to many exclusive features. ISO.- 1963. WASHINGTON. D. C. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1912. -TWELVE PAGES. , ONE CENT. flSPIM IGNORED ' BY DEPARTMENT Letter Forwarded to Colom bian President Through American Minister. ITJNEBAEY UNCHAINED Opinion Prevails that South Ameri can Made Grand-stand Play to Win Favor at Home. Ignoring the letter of Gen. Ospina, the Colombian Minister to the United States, In which he Informed tba State Department that the time U Inoppor tune tor a vliit to his country by Secre tary Knox, Acting: Secretary Wilson has referred the whole matter directly to the President of Colombia and to Secre tarj Knox at Bogota. Regardless of the seeming affront to the State Department com eyed In the terms of the letter which was Kit en out Sunday night from the Colombian Legation, there has as yet been no change In the tentative Itinerary of Secretary Knox's trip. Gen. Osplna's letter was received at the State Depart ment last Friday, and as late as Satur day the tentative Itinerary was wired to Secretary Knox for his approval, the list Including Colombia and Mexico as prob sble It was stated yesterdav that there w ill be no change until Colombia is heard from. Acting Secretary Wilson declined to discuss the situation esterday, other than to sal that the Ospina note. If found to accurately represent the feei ng of the Colombian government, would without doubt preclude a visit to that untry by Secretary Knox at this time. Has ot Replied to or. In accordance with custom, notes were sent out to each country, in order to first ascertain whether Secretary Knox's visit would prove desirable Practically ev ery country except Colombia has replied favorably, expressing pleasure over the prospective visit. Since Gen Ospina made plain that he took his action entirely on his own re sponsibility, the State Department has duplicated its original note to the Co lombian government through the Ameri can Minister at Bogota. The fact that the State Department has found it un satisfactory to rely upon the Colombian Minister here indicates plainly that Gen. Oplna has ended his usefulness with the State Department. In the meantime, while the Incident has been tHe topic of discussion Jn offi cial and diplomatic circles, as well as in Congress, Gen Ospina Issued an other statementlast night, deploring the construction generally placed upon his note to Mr ilson. For this he blames the newspapers, although his letter was published -verbatim, and diplomats and State Department officials expressed the same view as to the undiplomatic and impertinent language used in the com munication. Statements made vestcrday y Representative Sulzer, of New York, halrman of the Houe Foreign Affairs Committee, and by Representative Ralney, of Illinois, who instigated the Investigation by the Foreign Affairs ""ominittee of the secession of Panama ind the acquisition of the Panama Canal by the United States, have created the Impression that Gen. Ospina has gained encouragement for his stand from Con tress. Gen. Ospina declared that the hearings before this committee plainly pustify his action. Representative Ralney says the Ospina letter is a dignified communica tion, and forcibly calls attention to our indefensible conduct for nearly ten years in refusing Colombia the arbitration she has demanded lie declared that such a tion with any power would have brought thl country at once into war Probably Grand-stand Play. The opinion Is expressed that Gen. Ospina has already found It Impossible to bring the United States to terms with his government, and. anticipating his being withdrawn for failure, preferred to take his chances of gaining popularity witn nis people by daring to address a bold note of criticism to the American government In bis statement last night. Gen. Ospina lays The Colombian Minister regrets ex ceedingly to notice that some American newspapers. In the head lines of their dispatchers, treat his letter to Acting Secretary of State Wilson personally. He wishes to disavow In the strongest possible manner any such Intention as thus ascribed to him. Xo such thought ever entered his mind, nor can he be l'eve that any fair-minded person read bur his letter could place so unjust an Interpretation upon It. It was intended to be couched, and 1 cojehed. in polite and considerate language, and was writ ten to avoid any possible nnplcasantness to Secretary Knox by a visit to Colora ble, which Gen. Ospina, for the reasons stated in his communication, personally believes to bt Inopportune, because the chinas of Colombia are naturally deeply aggrieved to find their country the only one In the whole world with which the I nlted States refuses to enter into a treaty of arbitration. Gen Ospina wishes It to be distinctly understood by the press that, with the verj kindest feelings toward all Ameri can newspapers, he must be permitted to decline responsibility for any un authorized views purporting to emanate from him In reference to this incident1 Palm Beach. Fla.. Feb. 19 That the Ospina incident will not deter the Sec retary of State from -visiting Colombia was indicated by an interview with Mr. Knox to-night, though the Secretary de clared in positive terms that he would give out no statement. Mr. Knox said all questions concerning the Incident had better be asked in Washington, and would have to b answered there. If at alt Asked If the affair would make any difference in bis trip as scheduled, Mr. Knox said that It would not. PAYS FOR ARMY MULE. Van Who Stole Animal Finds Con science Troubling Him. Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh jesterday received a letter from, Rev. Charles W. Chadwlck, ot Feeleyville, Ind.. Inclosing a draft for COO. The min ister explained that an old soldier tf his flock handed, him the draft to pay far an army mule he had stolen during the civil war. The sum will be added to the conscience fund. 1 - New Supreme Justice. - aiAiiLox pit;ky, Cbanerllor of the New Jrner Oourt of Guocrrr. &o ni rstaraar tprontai tr rrnidnt Tin to xcrea u lata JuauoB ntr'ti. H0LD-UP0NB.&0. Masked Highwayman Boards Train in Mountain Pass and Bobs Passengers. Pittsburg, Fa., Feb 15. Westbound limited. New York and St Louis ex press train No. 1, was robbed by a masked highwayman at 10 o'clock to night while climbing the sstern slope of the Allegheny Mounilns, on what known as the seventeen-mile grade. fort miles w est of Cumberland, Md , and the occupants of a Pullman looted of about ILOO0 and a lot of Jewelry'estl- mated at about the same value The robber climbed on the train while In motion and running at the rate of eight miles an hour swinging on the rear Pullman Entering the car. he placed a gui In the faces of the conductor and flagman, and then tiring two shots to terrorize the passengers, calmly relieved the occupants of the car of their money and Jewelry, and went to the front end of the car and swung off near Alvermont Station, disappearing-down the mountain side The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has ordered all the detectives of its Pitts burg division to the scene on a special train and notified all local authorities. Tho robber Is described as a foreigner, five feet ten inches In height, wearing black clothes and tan shoes. CHINA FLAG-RAISING 'ELDHUPBY'ALYARDS Only one thing was needed yesterday at the Chinese Legation to complete one of the most Impressive ceremonies that has been seen in Washington this sea son, and that was nine feet of good, strong hemp rope. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o clock the red-whlte-and-blue sun bedecked flag of the the republic ot the Orient was to have replaced the ancient black dragon and yellow field of im perial fame Minister Chang Yin-tang, who has s-en to It that all members of his legation have removed their queues and have donned conventional European clothing when occasion demands, was to have led the exercises. About the time every thing was In readiness the English but lerthey have one of the slde-w hlskered kind at this new idea legation rushed Into the ministerial sanctum fairly ooz ing anxletv wo har wlthhout the alyards," he articulated There was a sound of scrambling feet as secretaries, stenographers they have stenographers at this new idea legation assistant secretaries, and the like began to hunt. Up attic and down cellar tbey looked. They tried to find remnants of clothesline, anything upon which to tie a flag But the rope was not forthcoming, and the flag of the new republic Is as et unhung or unhanged over the roof of the legation. London. Feb 19 The first physical rec ognition of the new Chinese republic was made In diplomatic circles to-day when the Chinese legations all over Europe pulled down the old flag of the empire and replaced it with the emblem of the Infant republic In the future Chinese diplomats will appear at court functions in the con- ventlonal evening dress or tne Occident, with their heads bartered after the ac cepted fashion of Europeans E.VASQUE-GOMEZ AT REBELS' HEAD The Mexican situation has developed a more serious aspect, according to advices receivedat the State Department yester day. Emlllo Vasque-Gomez lias Issued a proclamation from Stn Antonio assum ing the presidency of the provisional government, which, it is feared, is apt to encourage the restless people of Mex lco who have remained inactive to. Join the revolutionary movement. At the same time the situation In Dorango has be come more serious. About twenty-five miles southeast of Durango City a serious fight occurred Sunday, heavy losses being sustained. The report, which came from the consul at Durango, does not make plain whether the federal troops held their own or whether the rebels gained the day About the time this fighting was in progress 2S soldiers, sent by President Madero to restore order at Durango City, ar rived there. GIVES MILLION TO MUSEUM. Banker Leland's Gift a Surprise to Metropolitan Directors. New York, Feb. 19 An Unconditional gift or more than 11,000,000 to the Met ropolitan Museum of Art by Francis L. Leland, president of the New York Coun ty Bank, was announced this evenlnc The donation. In the form of 11,000 shares or toe Daniing institution, came as a complete surprise to the directors of the museum. It Is probable that the nrincl- pal will lie held Intact and only the In come used to enrich the art collections. PITNEY IN FIR. FOR HIGH COURT Taft's Choice for Harlan's Successor .Regarded as ConseryatiYe. IS UNDER "AGE LIMIT" Practicing lawyer or Judge Thirty Yean Twice a Republican in Congress. The nomination ot Mahlon Pitney, chancellor of the State of New Jersey, tq bo Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court as successor to the late John M. Harlan, was sent to the Senate yesterday afternoon by Pres ident Taft The President turned to Chancellor Pit ney after he had found that United States Circuit Court Judge William C. Hook and Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagel would not. In bis opinion. be available for the bench. The Presi dent had a conference with Chancellor Pitney In Newark about three w eeks ago. Received with Favor. The nomination was received with favor by Republicans and by members of the bench and bar In Washington. While little was known definitely here of the character of Chancellor rimer's Judicial decisions, the impression of his personality and rtcord of service was favorable, the general oplnlun being that he Is a Judge of the conservative type Chancellor Pltner Is fiftv-fonr vpju-h nlil has served two terms in Congress, and has had thirty years" experience on bench or at bar. Ho was graduated from Princeton University In 1ST, with the degree of A. B. and three vears later took the degreo of A. M From 1SD5 to 1S99 he was a Republican member ot Congress, and In 1901 was president of the New Jersey State senate. From 1901 to 1903 he was an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, ulti mately Decoming chancellor. Under "Aire Limit." Chancellor Pitney meets many of Presi dent Taft's requirements for tho Supreme Court bench He Is lx jeara under the President s "age limit, ' and has been a practicing lawyir or Judge since ISSi when he was admitted to the bar Chancellor Pltneys home Is in Morris town. N. J. His term as chancellor would have expired In 1915. GOV. WILSON COMMENDS SELECTION OF PITNEY Trenton. N. J. Feb. IS Concerning President Taft's appointment of Chan cellor Mahlon Pitney as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court ot the United States, Gov Wilson said "I have known Chancellor Pitney ever since we were joung men together at college, and I feel that both In character ana in attainments he Is singularly fitted for the great position for which the resident has chosen him. I think New Jersey Is to be congratulated upon this choice of a representative, and that "he court will find Itself enriched by his presence " SEE BID FOR PATRONAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA FIGHT CoL Roosevelt's supporters are angry over the withdrawal by President Taft yesterday of ten nominations for Federal Jobs In North Carolina that were pend ing before the Senate for confirmation The Roosevelt people contend that poli tics has Influenced tho President in this action, and that It amounts to a bid for the North Carolina delegation to the Chi cago convention. President Taft's advisers resent this suggestion, and declare that the Presi dent has been actuated solely in a de sire to let the North Carolina Repub lican ettle their factional differences among themselves. The appointments withdrawn were two collectors find eight postmasters. The Republican difficulties In North Carolina have resulted from a row between E. C. Duncan. Republican national committee man from the State, and John M More- head, chairman of the Republican State committee. Recently Mr. Taft has recognized two or three of the Duncan candidates for office, and this has started Morehead on the warpath Morehead finally asked that all nominations be withdrawn and that the President keep his hands off until the two leaders had carried their fight to the State convention and de termined who was supreme. More head served notice that he would not be responsible for what might happen If Duncan's appointees were permitted to go through theVSenate. The Presi dent, accordingly, withdrew all ten of the nominations, wiping the slate clean, and will leave It to the Republican factions In North Carolina to fight their battle for control. To the win ning faction the patronage will go. The Roosevelt supporters declare that this amounts to a bid on the Pres ident's part for control of the State convention and the delegates to the national convention. TO PROBE WITNESS SCHOOL. Meat Packers Charged with Tutor ing Those Who Testified. Chicago, Feb. 19 A special grand Jury was sworn In before Federal Judge K. M. Landls to-day to investigate the report that counsel for the meat packers, now on trial before Judge George A. Carpen-J ter, or any one on their behalf, or the defendants, conducted a school for wit nesses. The grand Jury will be asked to ascertain whether the government has obtained sufficient evidence to war rant tho return of Indictments for ob structlon ot Justice. Following the appearance or witnesses before the Federal grand Jury early In 1910, which resulted tn the Indictment of the ten packers September K, 1910, they are said to have gone to a downtown office building, where they were again questioned by persons Interested on be half ot the defendants. When the witnesses appeared and: gave testimony somewhat different' than that given before the Federal court grand Jury District Attorney Wllkerson pre sented his motion to call the grand Jury and Judge Landls made It an order. ' OLOME FLAGS Naval Committee Favorably .Reports Bill Appropriating 30,000 for Purpose. NOW CRUMBLING AWAY Commodore Perry's Shot-torn Ban ner Among the Notable Naval Trophies. One hundred and thirty-six aged and battle-scarred flags will be preserved and renovated, to remind the coming genera tion ot the deeds of valor performed by their forefathers, if the Bates bill. favorably reported to the House yester day of the Naval Committee, is passed by Congress. The measure carries an appropriation of 130,000 for performing the work of renovation. The flags In question were all captured by the United States navy during battle or Immediately after battle, and are at present stored In wooden boxes at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Among the old shot-torn standards Is Perry's battia flag, upon which Is Inscribed the Immortal words: "Don't give up the ehlp," the last utterance or CapL Law rence, after whom Commodore Perry's flagship was named. This banner la a trophy of the battle of Lake Erie, Sep tember 10, 1S13, when It was used by Perry as the signal for action. The flag is blue, the lettering being Inscribed In white. "Way to 5re Flacs. It li proposed to stretch the ancient flags on a backing of fine white linen and sew them to the linen, the stitching to be done by expert needlewomen, using small stitches so that the repairs win not be noticeable at the distance Trom which they will be viewed by observers. Sewing silk to match the color of the parts of the flags will be usrd. It Is estimated that LM0 yards of surfacing material win ie needed, and that It will take 100 needlewomen 3)0 ..days to com plete tne task. The glass cases for ex hibition purposes. It is staled In the re port, will be supplied out of the funds appropriated In 1910 for memorial work. Two flass were repaired In the manner indicated by the report, and were shown to tho Naval Committee members. On was the flag of the Epervler. captured by the reaco-k. April 3v Mil off the coast or Florida. The Peacock waa un der command of Master Commandant Lewis Warrington It, cost J119 to re store thit Jlag. To show the contrast between the" renovated banner and tho others which have received no treat, ment the -committee was shown the flag To show thev-octrastland.approvr..as iher wjll.and.muet. with. or the Dominica, captured August 6. 1H1J, by the schooner Decatur, under Capt D Dlron. In commending the manner ot preser vation which was proposed by Com mander W C Cole, of the navy, sta tioned at Annapolis, and senior member of the committee on memorials, after ha had made a lengthy Investigation, the report recalls the fact that nearly LOOO 3 ears ago the wife of the Duke of Nor mandy, assisted by her handmaidens, made rare tapestries, which are now known aa Bayeux, and which have been preserved through the years by being sewed on a backing of fine white linen. o table- Banners Mentioned. Among the notable flags mentioned In the report Is the flrst United States en sign hoisted In Japan by Commander Perry at Uraga. Jul) 14. 185J. A Mexican ensign, taken at Mazatlan. November 11, 1ST7, by Commodore Shubrtck. Is also mentioned, as are the flags of the Alert. taken In MS by Capt. David Porter: flag of the governor general of the Philip pines. Liken by Admiral Dewey In 1S8. and the last flag flowrn by the Spanish squadron at the battle of Manila Bay. Two flags taken in the pseudo war with France in 179$ are also mentioned. In closing, the report reads: The trophies, now crumbling Into dust, tell more than spoken or written words of great achievements of the American navy In the past. They are silent witnesses of the bravery and hero ism of the American sailor and an In spiration to present and future genera tions." INJUNCTION HALTS CONSPIRACY CASE Relative of Eccentric Millionaire Says Haslett Is Mentally Inca pable and Order Is Issued. New York. Feb. 19. The estate of sev-enty-flv e-ycar-old Samuel E. Haslett, the Brooklyn 'millionaire, alleged to be the object of a conspiracy on the part of former State Senator Frank J. Gardner and George Decker, a male nurse, who are now under arrest was temporarily tied up to-day by an Injunction Issued In favor of Mrs. Lionel Samuel, who de scribes herself as one of Haslctt's near est of kin. The order directs Haslett to show cause why a committee should not be appointed to take charge of his af fairs, and forblda any one from Inter fering; or disposing of the old man's for tune without an order from the court of Issuance. Mrs. Samuel says Haslett Is both rhvslcally and mentally Incapable ot ad ministering his own affairs. She states-! that the estate Is In excess of xLSOO.009. Gardner, the attorney, while awaiting a hearing to-day on the charge ot con spiracy, waa rearrested on another war rant which charges him with a felony, in that, as alleged, he obtained the sig nature ot Mr. Haslett to two wills and a .power ot attorney by false pretonses and knowing that Haslett was mentally Incompetent He was held In additional banl of xlcco and his nrst case adjourn ed for 'one week. The ease of Decker, the nurse, was also adjourned until next Monday. Judge Brown Leaves Bed. Former Justice Henry B. Brown, of the nited States Supreme Court who has bte-i seriously HI at his residence, ITS) Sixteenth street northwest fdr some time, was reported considerably Improved last night Justice Brawn Is now able to mora about tn his room- ROOSEVELT WILL ACCEPT ' PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IN OPPOSITION TO TAFT His Announcement Within Letter Will Be Brief, but to His Willingness The progressive Republicans, who hava turned to Roosevelt from La. Follette, were happy yesterday over the definite assurance that the former President would accept tba Presidential nomina tion. Probably as early as next Monday, and certainly within ten days, he will make reply to the call addressed to him by the eight governors, and from that time forward he will be In the race against President Taft without any reserva tion CoL Roosevelt's reply to the governors Is not expected to be a long document In fact. It Is understood that It will be very brief and simply repeat the sub- stance of what he baa said to many call- VIGOROUS DEFENSE OF TRDST-BDSTIM Wickersham Makes a Strong Ap peal for Public Support in Speech at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Feb. 19 Attorney General Wickersham defmded the trust-busting policy of the administration in a vigor ous speech at a banquet here to-night He praised President Taft for the en forcement of the law "Under the wise, patriotic and efficient administration ot William Howard Taft," he said, "this vigilant and persistent ex ertion of the executive department In the enforcement of this law baa never slack ened or fallen It the people understand what splendid courage and slngle-mlnded-ness that great patriot has d'TCted the impartial enforcement of this law, they will continue him In his high office to so far work out the problem of squaring business practice with the laws of the land as to make Impossible for the fu tuns the recurrence of those abuses which In the past have threatened the stability of our institutions through the unchecked power of concentrated wealth." Mr. Wlckersham's speech was chiefly notable though for a comparison of the activity of the Department of Justice during the Roosevelt administration and Its activity under the present admin- Ulrattnn Til pnmturiuin ihnrMl fnrtv. four actions brought under the Sherman cntl-trust law In seven and a half years under Roosevelt, as against twenty-three civil suits filed and thirty-seven criminal Indictments returned in the three years of the Taft administration. The signifi cance of this direct comparison was plainly appreciated by the diners. In concluding, Mr Wickersham said the enforcement ot the Sherman law by the present administration has been di rected particularly against that sort of unfair dealing which was In darkness. cloaked, under forms of law, and sur rounded with the mantle ot respectability. It Is those," he added, "who are In terested In this method ot doing business, who have raised the clamor against the enforcement of the Sherman law; who have read In the active, vigilant prosecu tion ot that law under President Taft the doom of their practices, and who, threatened with the loss of Illicit gain, seek to discredit both the law that con demns them and the executive that brings them to execution." UPRISING IN MANCHURIA. Plan to Establish Constitutional Monarchy in Big Province. Pekln, Feb 19 Rumors of a general uprising in Manchuria to establish a constitutional monarchy which were cur rent yesterday were heard to-day on all sides. The revolt It is sald.'-.will be headed by Viceroy Chao Ehr Hsun, who recently announced that be would never submit to the republican government President Tusn Shih KaJ. though he admitted that the situation In Manchuria was crucial, announced to-day that he would not use the army to 'enforce his authority, except aa a last resort The President Is still hopeful that the mal-I contents can be won over by peaceful I means. I His Daring Dive Wins Heart of Capital Girl Rescued from Sea, Miss Loraine Lipphard Be comes Bride of A. A. Gordon, of Newark, JV. J. A romance which had Its inception when he dived oft Young's Million Dol lar -Pier, at Atlantic City, last summer. and saved her from drowning, culminat ed last night with the marriage of A. A. Gordon, manager ot tho Tlliott-Flsh-er Company, of Newark, N. J., to Miss Loraine Ltpphard of 102( Park road. Rev. W. H. Gotwald performed the cere mony at the home of the bride. While tn swimming at the seaside re sort one day last summer. Miss Llpp- hardgot beyond her depth and was drawn down by tho undertow. Her cries for help were heard by Mr Gordon, who waa on the end of the pier with a party of friendsT" Throwing oil hia coat but Will Be Made Public Ten Days.. Will Remove All Doubt as to Be a Candidate. era and has written to many friends throughout the country, that while he declines to be an active candidate and will make no personal effort to secure the nomination, he will accept If his party sees fit to nominate him. CoL Roosevelt expects to qualify for progressive leadership by his speech at Columbus before the constitutional con vention of the Stats of Ohio. This speech has been submitted to a number of the progressive leaders. Including Gov. John son, -of California, and some of the Sen ators. While it is not all that the most radical among them would desire, it ap pears to be satisfactory to them from such information as could be obtained j yesterday. AYIATOR INJURED AT A06DSTA CAMP irt- Lieut. Kennedy Badly Hurt "When Aeroplane FaUs 100 Feet Crush ing Him Beneath It. Augusta. Ga., Feb. 19 Lieut Kenned). the United States army aviation schooL which la operating near here. was badly injured late this afternoon when his Curtlss aeroplane turned turtle at a height of 100 feet and crashed to the ground. Lieut Kennedy waa caught under the machine, which waa smashed to pieces He waa unconscious when taken out and was hurried to the hospItaL The Dhv-4 cicioju bibic inai several otnisnb8 are broken, and. also his left arm- llhj. body la also badly "bruised. - ", Tr Lieut Kennedy recovered conscious ness about two hours after'tbe accident He can give no clear explanation for the turning turtle ot the aeroplane. Officers who saw the accident say that Kennedy was getting ready to descend after mak ing a flight and that be did not give the proper lateral slant to his planes. THREATS TO KILL' FROMMBLACiaiAND" New Tork, Feb. 19 That the life of Inspector Edward Hughes, hesd of the New York detective bureau, has been threatened repeatedly through letters algned the "Black Hand." became known to-day. The threats to kill the detective chief, who, since he has been In office, has been waging a war against blackmailers, and bomb throwers, has been kept a secret but the Inspector admitted to-day that he had received a warning that he would be killed. Officials of the police department de clare that the threats came from the louowers and friends of Sanisiao Pat- tenza, tne Black Hand kidnapper, and his accomplice. Maria Rappa, each of whom were sentenced In 1S10 to twenty-five j cars in tne penitentiary CAPT. GIBBONS NOT TO QUIT ACADEMY Official denial was given by the Acting secretary of the Navy yesterday to re ports from Annapolis to the effect that as a result ot friction between Capt John H. Gibbons, superintendent ot the Naval Academy, and the Navy Depart ment. apt. uiDDona had asked to be re lieved from his ohlce. These reports appear to have been based on the fact tnat the Javy Department ncently failed to approve the Indorsement of Cant Gibbons to the recommendation of the Academic board that two mldsnlpmen be dismissed They were R. J Valentine and Thomas M. I.uby. Each bad been given by the board the maximum of de merits for smoking and other violations of the regulations. It waa explained that freauentir recom mendations made by aids, bureau chiefs. and others are disapproved, and that Capt Gibbons has been unusually well sustained In his recommendations. not taking time to remove his shots, he dived Into- the- deep water, and, though L not a strong swimmer, managed to keep Miss Ltpphard a head above the water until the arrival ot a lifeboat which carried both, completely exhausted, to shore. Neither waa any the worse for the experience, however. On the Boardwalk: and upon the sands ths romance flourished and by the time both were reaSly to leave for their re spective homes It "had been settled that they would be married this winter. Following the wedding Mr. and Mrs Gordon left for an extended Southern trip, which will Include P&lm Beach, Miami, and other points. C. P. TUFT TO TELL L President's Brother Will Be Subpoenaed by Bay Case Probers. HIGH OFFICERS CALLED Alleged Political Activity of Pay master Wfll Be Thoroughly Sifted. Charles P. Taft Is to be called by iM House Committee on Expenditures In the War Department as an Important witness In the case of MaJ. Beecher B. Ray, ot the Pay Corps of the army, who. It la charged, was thrice saved from court martial by President Taft becauso ot political services rendered tn the IMS campaign. At an executive aesslon of the committee yesterday It waa agreed that Mr Taft should be subpoenaed, al though It waa not decided lust when ta should be called. The reason for this was that the com mittee only yesterday morning received additional Inside Information on the Ray case, which made It essential that th- order In which the witnesses should be called, which had been decided UDon In a previous meeting of the committee. snouid be entirely changed. This Is the reason that MaJ. Gen. Alnsworth. wi.o was subpoenaed on Saturday by thecom mlttee to appear at 10 o clock yesterday rooming, was not heard. At a meeting this morning, the committee will decide upon what date Mr. Taft will be sum moned, and when tho other witnesses will be called for The" committees decision to subpoena, Mr Taft did not occasion any great sur prise around the CapltoL in view of the fact that in President Taft's letter, made public tie other day, giving his reasons for prohibiting MaJ. Ray's court-martial for a serious offense, he referred to the fact that his brother had utilized MaJ. Ray's services in a political way and that Ray had "presumed" unon th vlu at what he had done President Taff a let ter did not say which brother he re ferred to but in view ot the fact that Charles P. Taft was his main support, financially and otherwise, in his cam-TalgJV- no member of the committee and no member ot tie House waa at all doubt ful aa to whom he meant Lot raptra Come to Llsht. Oneeature oi this army scandal Into which the cominlUce- Is probing which Is almost as interesting: aa the decision to. wrotmon theNpresldent s brother U the Tact that the lost papers In the Ray case have been found. The committee learned Saturday that most of the docu ments relating to the proposition to court-martial MaJ Ray, upon which the President frowned, were missing from the flies of the War Department The Included the original recommendations m the case, with all Indorsements and com ments, and constituted. In fact the whole record of the proceedings. The commit tee is not sure that these papers would ever have been found had It not be come known to-day that a high officer of the War Department fearing Just such a contingency, had typewritten, cer tified copies made of these papers classed for a briet while as "missing " This mix-up over the temporarily lost documents has simply served to make the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department determine to probe the Ray scandal and every other army scan dalsome members of the committee are now convinced the Ray case is the lest Important of the lot to the very bottom The decision by the Denaocratio members ot the committee to subpoena Charles P Taft may be classed as a political move There la no member ot the committee who pretends to believe that either Charles P Taft or a brother of the President was acquainted with the details of the charges against MaJ. Ray, In the detail with which they have been laid before the Expenditures Committee. But the Democrats think .that there Is sufficient of interest in the allegations that tills army paymaster was relieved from duty in 1908 for the purpose of In fluencing his labor associates to work; for President Taft to make Charles P. Taft's ippearance before the commutes decidedly interesting lllch Officer to Testify. In addition to Mr Taft and Gen. Alnsworth. the committee has decided to subpoena Gen. Wood, Chief of Staff of the army, former Paymaster General Snlffen, Gen Clarence EwardaJ chief of the Insular Bureau of the War Depart ment, and Gen. J. Franklin Uell. now commanding the Philippine division. Members of the committee have heard that it was Gen. Bell and Gen. Edwards who. in 190S, Influenced President Tatt to order that MaJ. Ray bo not court martialed for financial Irregularities when he waa serving in the Philippine Islands The committee has not reached any decision as jot aa far as Gen. Bell is concerned, as he ia stationed so far from home that the hearing would probably be concluded before he could get here, but the rest of the officers undoubtedly will be called before ths committee. After the Ray case Is disposed ot the committee probably will order a com prehensive probe, although no formal decision to this effect has been reached, as yet Into the Alnsworth-Wood feud, the long standing controversy between the line and staff, and every other con dition ot the army organization which Is -alleged to threaten Its efficiency. SAVED BY HER "RAT." Woman Falls on Dance Floor, but Hair Prevents Injury. Atlantic City, N, J, Feb. B A Tar worn, by Mrs. Florence Somers, of 11 South Michigan avenue, saved her from serious Injury when she slipped and fell on1 the smooth dance floor of one of the piers here to-night Her head struck the floor with fearful force, rendering her unconscious for a half hour. Th-s physician who attended her declared that the "rat" which protected that portion ot her head" which hit the floor, acted as a. buffer, and had It been located In an other part of her eolrrure her skull would have been fractured. Increase Price of Coal. London, Feb. . Coal was raised H per ton to-dar. and factories and hotels, tn anticipation of the great . miners strike; scheduled for the last ot this month, are buying in such large quanti ties that a further increase la Tfio soon. -A- aK-J- - '-"--a. x? -Vt- .siL.