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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Cloudy in morning, fair in after
noon; colder. Fair to-morrow.
Yesterday's temperature Maxi
mum, 51; minimum, 42.
The Herald has the largest
morning home circulation, and
prints all the new of the world,
with many exclusive feature.
WASHINGTON. D. O.. THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1913.-TWELVE PAGES.
ONE CENT.
NO. 2342
POLICE SCANDAL
IS THREATENED
BY SUFFRAGISTS
Mrs. Robert Baker Receiving
Depositions of Witnesses on
Outrages During Parade.
SUBCOMMITTEE IS READY
Senators Jones, Dillingham, and Pom
erene 1ill Meet in Senate Of
fice Building To-day.
The hundred of women who suffered
intuit and annoyance in presenting the
suffrage pageant are after Justice with
the same determination which, marked
their labors of organization.
A great mass of eMdence is betas gath
eied for the coming investigation Mr.
Itobert Baker, assisted b a notary pub
lic. Is taking sworn tcstlmonv at the
suffragists headquarters ever) day from
10 o'clock in the morning until 3 In the
nfternoon. Marchers. spectators. and
manv well-known men and women of the
Capital have United headquarters and
given statements of the lneffi lent work
done bv the police.
Complaints have been made out
fi gainst thtrt) -seven members of the po
lice force Their numbers are on a list
Kith the suffrage worker, and various
charges made against them arc being
prepared lor the Senate 'J he women
promise to tix the blame for a great
j-oliee scandal
Senators Jone of Washington. Dilling
1 am of Vermont and Pomerene of Ohio
were )cstcrda designated a subcommit
tee to begin an immediate Investigation
of the conduct of the 'Washington polite
d irinc the suffrage pageant bj Senator
c.allinger. chairman of the Senate Dis
trict Committee
Thts committee will hold Its first meet
ing this nfternoon Bt 1 SO o clock m room
1K Sciinte Office Building
Conrramrn rctmrrf.
Senators and Representatives aMde
from their attitude o-i the question of
w omens rights ere thoroughly aroued
bv the reports that the merlean women
fic permitted to be Insulted and treated
w Ith gross inclignitv on the streets of
the National Carnal, while an indifferent
I olicc torce looked Idlv on
Senator Jones, chairman of the sub
committee to investigate the mandle
feels decpl about the matter, ai.d has
txpressed hi intention to make a quirk
and complete Investigation of the
harges According to the temper of
legislator- it will go hard with all who
fire ehown gmltv of negligence and un
willingness in the matter of protecting
the women's oarade
Several score of witnesses hae already
signified their willingness to to before
the subcommittee, and tetify to the dis
graceful conditions along the Avenue
Oen. Anson Mill" who marched In the
pageant noted tnc numbers of seven
l-oliccmeii. and Mrs Mills, who also
marched took thi numbers of thlrt). who
failed to perform th ii duties Affidavits
were collected it the office of Repre
smtatiie Hnbon vesterdai fiom specta
tors who witnssC,i tie mistreatment of
the women maichers alon the suffrage
1 ne of mareh.
Itepresentati e llobson js d-epli inter
-ed in the matter and in April will
Bsk the Houae to make an investigation
of the failure of the police, to guc pro
tection to the th'usauds of women who
took pan in the pageant Tor this pur
pose he is assembling testimony.
Indlanatlon Cenrr-l.
Indignation meetings are being' eon
diii ted In the suffragists all ovr the
i itr omen mokc at the people's
forum Eighth Street and rennsvlvania
Avenue and at Fourteenth Street and
the vcnue vesterda) afternoon, stor
ing those responsible for the ruined ef
fect of their pageant and thir humilia
tion at tho hands of intoxicnted men and
rowdies on Mondav. Through these
meetings the women plan to bring their
grievance to the attention of ecr)bod)
in the District.
future) taken while the pageant was
passing showing the crowds through
which the women had to fight their wa)
last Mondav, will be sent throughout the
Mates, in the form of post cards Thes
ards will have a, short statement, made
b 1'olice Commissioner Johnston to tho
ffect that as far as he could see the
women had all the police protection they
needed
Among those who are willing and anx
ious to testifj on behalf of the women
art Admiral Walnwrlght, Capt James
1 Ovster. Mis Elsie Hill. Mr and Mrs.
George Gove, I.ieut Commander Owens.
Elizabeth Brown of School Superintend
ent Davidson's oflice: E. C Graham and
Arthur Lee. of the local Board of Trade.
Mr and Mrs Gton Miller. Mim Violet
Foster. Commodore Caro C Moor, and
a host of others, whose names arc on
fll at suffrage headquarters
resolution condemning the 'Washing
ton police and denouncing Minora)
leader or the House James B Mann
for his Tinehiialreiiis attitude toward the
womanhood of the United States, wa
adopted at an impromptu meeting of the
Tulsiana Suffragists at the Union
Station 8terdaj Just before the elcle
jration left "Washington The resolution
thanked other members of Congress,
who have favored the suffrage move
ment and have been active in advocating
sin investigation of the Washington
ollee
Representative dam B Lattlcpage of
Tful Virginia made a statement In de
fense of Ma J Richard Silvester last
night ne pointed out that the Wash
ington superintendent of police had a
tremendous task upon his hands to
furnish protection to two large parades,
with double the ordinar) number of peo
ple in town, on succesisve. days. He also
said that the newness of the movement
here In Washington was largl) resonstble
for the unrullness of the crowds
"MaJ Sjlv ester. I have alwaj known
a a ven efficient and conscientious offi
cial ' Mr Llttlepage concluded
lUert 1 111 Is Broken.
N'eW York. March . The will of the
late Thomas T Eckert, former President
of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, bv which he left his estate, worth
11.600.1X0. to his "lounger son, Thomas
r" Eckert. Jr. cutting off his elder son.
lames Glendeiining Eckert, with a small
bequest, was set aside to-day bj a jurj
In Justico BischofTs division of the Su
preme Court The -verdict of the Jurv
means that the estate Is to be equally
divided between the two sons of the tes
tator, who are the sole heirs
tSSXi California.
Via Nasningtnn-Snnsct Route, Mareh It
to April 14 Ferwnall conducted tourist
sleeping ears without change, dallv ex
rept Simdav Berth js A J. Post on.
U. A., 305 F and 7 15th Sts
BOY SCOUTS PRAISED.
Rear Admiral Walnwright, re
tired, yesterday sent the following
letter to E. S. Martin, scout com
missioner of the District Boy
Scouts-
"I desire to express to sou my
admiration for the conduct of the
Boy Scouts on March 3 and i. The
courage and discipline diiplajed by
them In their endeavor to protect
the parading women excited the
admiration and respect of all who
were in a position to witness It.
I congratulate you upon being at
the head of such a splendid organ
ization MR. BRYAN WILL
BEKEPT BUSY
Secretary of State Finds Deli
cate Foreign Problems
Confronting Him.
MEXICO COMES FIRST
Canal Dispute with England and Many
Other Matters of Diplomacy
Before Him.
The Mexican situation is probabl) the
question to which Mr. Bryan will have
to give his attention first. Testerday he
refused even to use the word Mexico, or
discuss relations with that country in
anv respect Though the situation In
Mexico seems to be Improving slowly
under the Hucrta government, the coun
try to the south of tho Rio Grande is
far from quiet, and to look after Ameri
can interests In Mexico requires the con
stant attention of a largo number of
officials of the State Department. So
serioulv do the present officials of the
department regard the Mexican situation
that it l believed Mr Brjan will be ver)
slow, indeed to make any change In
the method of treating It
Henrj Lane Wilson, the present Am
bassador, is likelv to remain at his post
Indefinitely, according to opinion here,
unless conditions in the southern repub
lic materlallv improve.
olumfala Asks Aid.
SpeiifVcallv In latin America and else
where, there are many questions which
Mr. Br) an will be called upon to meet
at an earl date. Colombia, it Is known
has been only waiting for March 4 before
presenting new demands for reparation
from the United States as a result of the
Panama incident. The record of the ne
gotiations on this subject during the last
s',en or eigh sears was iiiade public by
President Taft but a few di)s before
leaving office, and shows that Colombia
expects nothing less than the submission
of the sovereignty of the rcpublle of Pan
ama to arbitration.
nother question involving the subject
of arbitration is the eontroversy with
Great Britain over the Panama Canal
tolls Onlv two elavs before Mr. Wilsons
Inauguration mba-ador Drjce present
ed a new note on the Brillsh case In
asmuch as this note demands arbitration
of the dispute, under the terms of the
general arbitration convention which ex
pires next June. Air. Bnan must make
replj to the Br!Uh request at an early
date
Tho negotiations for the six-power loan
to China are now drawing to a close, ac
cording to information here, and the
signing of the loan contract is expected
to come within a week Not only Mr.
Brian but other Democrats now hold
ing oflice under tho new administration,
have declared against 'dollar dlplomacv."
of which the participation of the United
Stales in tho Chinese loan Is a notable
example It now remains to be seen
whether Secretarv of State Br)nn will
give his asent to tho acts of his pre
decessor n tne matter of .he !o in, and
thus assist the great New York banks
to a share in a profitable enterprise
When all these questions are disposed
of, and man more of no les import
ance Secretarv Brjan will then have an
opportunitv to negotiate a new treaty
with Russia, which snail guarantee the
right of admission to Russia to all
American citizens regardless of race or
creed. There is now no treaty existing
between the United States and Russia
and Mr Taft confessed himself unable
to negotiate such a treat) as demanded
by the movement whieh brougsK about
the abrogation of the treaty of ISM
BARRIERS AGAINST
TWO CABINET MEMBERS
Lane and Wilson Can Never Suc
ceed to the Presi
dency. Two members of President Wilson's
Cabinet are constitutionally barred from
bring President of the United States,
and therefore cannot figure In the suc
iesion to the Presidency provided bv
an act of Congress in the event of the
death or disability of the President and
Vice President
Tile two members who labor under the
disalullt of being ineligible for the Presi
denci are Franklin K. I-anc. Secretary
of the Interior, and William B Wilson,
Secretarv of the Department of Tvbor
Mr I-ane was born In Canada, and was
brought to this countri by his parents
when he was two jears old Mr. V II
son was born In Scotland, and came here
with his parents as a boy about eight
ears old
The other members of the Cabinet are
native born Under the present law, suc
cession to the Presidency after the death
or Incapacity of both President and Vice
President begins with the Secretary of
State and goes down the line of the head
of the ten executive departments in the
order of their creation
ALIENS GRANTED RESPITE.
Illllm llle dnimt'n Given l.ensr or
Life Until March 28.
Richmond Va , March 5. Gov. Mann,
late this afternoon, granted a respite un
til Starch :S to Flod and Claude Allen,
who were to have been executed next
Krielay. Father and son were conilcted
or murder in connection with the killing
of Judge Thomas e. Massei and four
others in the court house at Hlllsville.'
Va.. about a jear ago
The Governor, who had just returned
from the inauguration at Washington,
said he would issue a stattment to mor
row giving reasons for granting the respite.
MUBSMAY
ACCEPT POST AS
ENVOYTOPARIS
Belief Prevails that Chairman
of National Committee
Will Take Portfolio.
HE ADDRESSES MEMBERS
Health Has Been Bad ntl Am.
bassadonhip Would Be in
Nature of Rest
General Impression last night was that
William F. McCombs will accept the
ambassadorship to France and will re
sign as chairman nt eh 'sr..innni T.Am
cratlc Committee. In that event Homer
n taimmlngs. the national committee
man from Connecticut, will become act
ing chairman of the committee Mr.
Cummlngs was elected at a meeting of
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Who was lYfvadent Wilson
the committee jesterdav to tho vice
chairman, to suicecel William G Mc
Adoo. who has been appointed Secrctari
of the Trcisun. The resolution elettlng
Mr. Cummlngs proiided for the suc
cession of the vice chairman to the chair
manship in the event of a aeancy lit
that ofllc
While all of Mr McCombs friends in
the nation ii committee were a unit in
expressing regret over the possibllitv of
losing him as national chairman. thc
were firmlv of the opinion that ie hnallj
would accept the post abroad. Mr. Me
Combs' health has not been strong since
the ending of the national campaign, and
If he accepts the post at Paris it will
be with tho partial Intention of obtain
ing rest.
The national committee, at its meeting
lesterdav. unanlmouslv adopted a reso
lution praising Mr McCombs for his
successful management of the last cam
paign nnd expressing tl e utmost confi
dence in him as a future leader
The commltteo held three sessions In
the course of the da. Most of the time
was spent In argument over a resolution
which provided that the national com
mittee should exercise Its powers of sug
gestion over tho Democratic membership
of the State legislatures of Illinois and
Xow Hampshire, now In deadlock, to the
end that all these Democrats should con
tinue to Aotc for Democratic candidates
and refuse to participate in compromises
with the other two parties
The original of this resolution was In
trodueed bv Committeeman Hudspeth of
New .Terse). It was opposed hy Chair
man MeCombs and other committeemen
The Roger Sullivan faction in Illinois
was earnestly behind the resolution Mr
Sullivan s candldato for United States
Senator is Charles Boeschcnstein. the
present national committeeman from Il
linois J Ham Lewis is the primarv
nominee and Is supported b the Dunno
faction of the parti in Illinois Sullivan
Is insisting on the Democrats standing
behind Boeschenstein for one of the two
vacant scats, for In the event of any
compromise onlj one seat would go to
tho Democrats and that would be land
ed bj the Hon J Hamilton 1-ewls
John T. McOraw. committeeman from
'West Virginia, introduced a drastic
amendment to the Hudspeth resolution,
practically reading out of the party anj
Democrat who refused to follow the sug
gestion of the committee This amend
ment was prompt!) defeated
MrCnmlis Makes eleiien.
At the opening of the session of the
National Committee this morning. Chair
man McCombs made the following ad
dress to the committee
' Nothing could 1k more gratlf ing to
me than such a resolution bv this bod),
representing as It does the Democrac)
in ever State of the Union After Bal
timore I hesitated to accept the chair
manship because I knew there were men
In this bod) who were vastlv more ex
perienced than m)self, who were vastlv
better acquainted with the country than
T, and who. In point of service, were
entitled to the honor, and I ma) s) to
(snntlnard
Pnjrr Three.
MRS. BELMONT URGES
WOMEN BLUECOATS
Society Leader Appears Before Wagaer
Vice Commission and Cites
Her Views.
New York, March 6. Mrs. O. H. P. Bel
mont, who appeared to-day as a witness
before the Wagner commission on reme
dial legislation, declared that women po
lice were needed to stamp out the In
creasing delinquency among girls In this
city. Mrs Belmont said that she had
given a good deal of study to tho condi
tions existing here, especially during the
recent strike of girl shirtwaist makers,
and was convinced that there was urgent
nesd for women on the police force.
"As the mother Is the guardian of the
children, both boss and girls. In the
borne, which Is conceded to be right and
natural." said Mrs Belmont, 1 believe
that Instead of eliminating this good In
fluence at a critical state lp the life of
the children It should be extended Into
the streets, and the municipality should
b represented bv women qualified to fur
nish motherly protection to girls In pub
lic places."
Rev. Dr. Charles II Parkhurst and
Comptroller William A. Prendergast also
appeared before tho commission.
' Cancer Care to Be Sought.
New York. March 6 It was annouticed
to-day at Columbia University that funds
had been provided to enable the trustees
to build a laboratory in which to carrv
on the researches into the causes and
cure of cancer, for which provision Is
made by the George Crocker special re
search fund
McCOMBS,
cimpajn sajsr
SIXTY-SIX DROWN WHEN
GERMAN WARSHIP SINKS
Rammed by Cruiser, Torpedo-boat
Destroyer Goes Down, with
Heavy Loss of Life.
Hamburg, Gennani March During
maneuvers in the darkness In the North
Sea earl) to-d vy the Herman torpeelo
boit destro)er S ITS was run elown and
sunk bv the German cruiser Yorik, with
heavy loss of life.
In the confusion and darkness attend
ing the dlater numerous conflict ug re
ports as to the number of victims were
circulated
It was ftrt announced b) the com
mander of the fleot that eighty-three men
and officers were drowned, but later an
official statement from the marine mlnl
tr) reduced this number to eighty-one,
and finall) this afternoon to sixty-six.
Lieut. Pies, commander of the S 175,
was among the victims. The disaster oc
curred two miles south of Helgoland
Island while ships were maneuveilng
without lights
According to official reports, fifteen of
the crew and two officers were saved
Berlin, March 3 The following official
statement was Issued by the ministry of
marine at noon on the sinking of the
torpedo-boat destrojer S. ITS off Helgo
land' "The torpeelo-boat destroyer S 1T8
was rammed and sunk bj the cruiser
torck south or the Island of Helgoland
during night mancuiers. Bight) -one sail
ors were drowned and four were saied"
snothcr aviator Killed.
Sallsbur) Plains. Rng. March 5
Plunging 3 011) feet to the earth when
the mechanism of his monoplane failed
Gcoffrei England an aviator, was in
stant!) killed to-da). He had been test
ing the machine for over an hour, with
the hopes of selling It to the British
government, when the accident occurred
England s flight was over the arm) riv
ing grounds here and he was directly
over the historic Held of Stonehenge
when he fell
MAKES FAINTING BECOBD.
Katie Pearson, seventeen ears
old, of St:t ." street Northwest,
holds the long-distance record
for fainting. She made It dur
ing the inaugural parade ) ester
day. She fainted, was taken to Emer
gency Hospital and revived, and
going out. watched the parade
again, fainted again, was taken
to the hospital again revived
again, and went out again
Business of off again, on again,
off again.
I.iiIt Pnlanrl nnimnlfv imn:iit..,. tr? -
1 KK9W pounds of raw cotton, mainly from
pthe.Unlteel States.
I .Mormons In Mexico will icmove to
Idaho.
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CABINET OFFICERS
SWORN IN; MEET
MIRASSISTANTS
Executive Departments of
Government Turned Over
to Dominant Party.
BRYAN MAKES SPEECH
Secretary McAdoo and Attorney Gen
eral McReynolds Forget to
Formally Qualify.
The Democratic administration of the
great executive departments of the gov
ernment got under way )eeterday after
noon with the qualification of all but
two of President Wilson's advisers as
executive officers of the United States
Tliroughout the- department buildings
there were miniature- Inaugurations as
President Wilson's appointees took the
oaths of oflice for their respective posi
tion President Mlsnn cnt the- names of
his Cabinet officers to the Senate short
ly after noon, no that when the Senate
convened at : o'clock It required but a
few minutes for the confirmation of all
on the list
The simple ceremonies of inducting the
members of the Cabinet into oflice took
place at the several departments soon
after, at the convenience of the Incom
ing nnd outgoing officials
Prscticall) nil of the new Cabinet visit
ed the department over vvhleh the) are
to preside earlier in the da), however,
and were presented to the chief officials
of the government before tal ing the oath
of office. Because tliev were so busy In
conference with the men thev are to
succeed. Secretur) of the TrcaMir) Mc
Adoo and Attorne v General McKevnolda
forgot to lie sworn In The) will take
the oatli of oflice this morning, however,
and as mie active direction of these de
partments at the same time as their
colleagues
None jf the members ,,f the new
Cabinet attempted to transact an) real
tSjViiie-3 Most of them sient tho greater
part of yesterdiy In conferring with the
officials whom :h v were to succeed, and
getting acquainted with the personnel
and the machiner) of the Washington
government All declined to dicus
policies or an) matters pertaining to the
business of their respective departments
of the government
Rrrnn Taken (lath.
Secretary of Mate Bnan took the oath
of office soon after 4 o'clock, in the office
vacated but a few hours before b)
Philander C. Knox, who left In the after
noon for Palm Beach. lla Earlier in
the day. however. Mr. Br) an spent an
hour with Mr. Knox, and met tho chief
otheials of the department. He wa
present when Sccretar) Knox counter
signed the commission, bewaring the name
of Wvodrow ilson, as President, declar
ng William J Brjan to be the Secretarv
of State of the United Mate" latter in
the dav it was Mr Bivnn's task to
ounIerigu tho commissions of his col
leagues In the Cabinet. During his
morning visit Mr Bnan made a. brief
speech to the olrklal of the department.
Last nleht those officials of the depart
ment, who are anxious about holding
their posltiona. were tning to find In Mr.
Rraan's absolutely unmommlttal speech
some Indication of whit their fate Is to
be After a general speech of introduc
tion from Mr Knox, Mr Br)an said:
'.V word If It will not be out of place
at this time The names of the Presi
dent's appointees have, I believe, gone
to the Senate, but have not been con
firmed There Is a pe'ssibllltv of mv
bavlng to retract whit I have to ay to
vou, but I have taken o man) chances
in politics that I will tako this chance
I am icri glad tn meet )ou, and shall
have occasion to become personal!) ac
quainted with vou
"I am icrv glad to hear this ver) cor
dial Indorsement of )our lojalt) and
efnclenc) from the retiring Secretar)
Mi icciuaintance with those who are
selected fiom the great !odi of tho
people to exercise- autboriti and to as
sist in earning on the goiernmcnt preju
dices me In alliance In favor of )ou,
because I know that in our eountr) we
not onli haie a Urge number of men
of capacit) from which to draw such
representatives but that there Is a spirit
of patriotism that at on e gives to the
Intelligence that It brought Into the serv
ice Its highest usefulness
"I-o)altv. I assume, is not entirely per
sonal I can understand, however, mat.
In the cae of the retiring See rctary. an
added efficiency could be expected, an
efficiency drawn out b) our confidence
In him and esteem for mm. i cannot
hope to Increase this element In lour
service. I shall De satisnra ii, wnen x
retire. I can feel that the personal ele
ment his been as valuable to the public
service as it has tn his case I am
Continued on Page Three.
LIPTON AGAIN SEEKS TO
RAISE AMERICAN CUP
Challenge to Race Is Sent to New York
Yacht Club New Boat to Be
Named Shamrock IV.
London. March 3. Sir Thomas Lip
ton, once more a challenger for the
American cup. Is brimful of tho same
indomitable enthusiasm which failed to
accept with sportsmanlike pluck the
defeat of his first three Shamrocks.
The brez) optlsm which has marked
his expenditure of a good-sized fortune
In the triple effort to win the ribbon
of the sea is more than ever apparent.
"I pin my chances." said IJpton to
night, "to the luckiest emblem that
ever blessed Ireland the four-leaf
Shamrock 1 shall he disappointed If
It doesn't bring victor) to m) new
challenger, which will be called The
Shamrock IV."
The news of Llpton' challenge was
quite unexpected and created an In
tense satisfaction here as It convejs
the assurance that the American e-up
will not haie to be put In a p iiscum
and labelled a relic of a sport tl at
one" flourished
'I've challenged for the rsce in 1914
said sir Thomas to-night, -and it will
prob.ablv come off In the fall of that
)car"
The race Is to be held under the old
rules of the deed of gift bv which the
Shamrock IV will line to cross the t
lnntlc first.
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Atlantic Coast Line Pour trains dsilv
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1406 N. T. Ave.
FELICITATED BY BUXEES.
President Wllron )esterday re
ceived cablegrams of congratula
tions on his Induction Into office
from many European rulers and
from Presidents of a number of
South American repjblics. All of
the messages were phrased form
ally, and conveyed the good wishes
of their senders for a successful
administration for Mr. Wilton.
They were sent to the State De
partment. CHAMP CLARK IS
AOAIN NOMINATED
Democratic House Caucus Also Pre-
sents Underwood for Head of
Ways and Means.
ELECTIONS COME APRIL 1
Champ Clark, of Missouri, was unani
mously chosen by his fellow-Democrats
of the House In the Sixt) -third Con
gress for Speaker last night. This Is said
to be the first time that the Democrats
of the House have chosen a Speaker fur
renominatiun by a unimous vote. The
Speaker was placed In nomination by
Representative Russell of Missouri, and
after the result was announced made a
brief speech, thanking his colleagues for
the honor paid him
Majorit) Leader Underwood was re
elected chairman of the Wa)s and Means
Committee. South Trimble, of Kentucki.
was re-elected clerk of the House, and
Joseph J. Plnnott. of Richmond, Va , was
again chosen doorkeeper.
Three Democrats were chosen to till
vacancies on the Wavs and Means Com
mittee They were Representatives Gar
ner of Texas btanlei of Kentrckj. and
Collier of Mississippi The other mem
bers of the e-ommittec v ere rechosen
This is the Democratic membership of
the committee which will frame the tariff
revision programme at the coming spe
cial setslon of Congress
Representatives Underwood of Ala
bama, Harrison of New ork. fehackle
ford of Missouri, Kitchen of North Caro
lina, Rainei of Illinois. Dixon of Indi
ana. Hull of Tennessee. Hammond of
Minnesota. Peters cf Massachusetts,
Palmer of Pennsiliania.
Reprcsentatlie A. Mitchell Palmer ot
Pcnns)lianla was selected chairman of
the Democratic caucus. Representative
Ashbrook of Ohio, secretar)'. and Repre
sentative Murra) of Massachusetts,
slstant secretar).
FIRST NOMINATIONS
BY NEW PRESIDENT
Edg
ar E. Clark's Name Sent to the
Senate Marble to Suc
ceed Lane.
The first nominations sent b) President
A llson to the Senate after the members
of his Cabinet had gone In were Edgar
E. Clark, of Ion a. and John II. Marble,
of California for Interstate Commerce
Commissioners Both are Democrats
Mr. Clark t Ie a reappointment . His
Term evnlreel Jantlarv 1 Inst, lint his an
polntment was held un In the general em
b..rco which the Democrat placed upon
confirmations of the Taft nominations
Mr Clark's nomination bv President
Wilson was quieklv confirmed vesterdav
Before sending the name of Mr Clark
to the Senate President Wilson sum
ironed to th tVhlte Houso enators
Cummins and Kcnion of Iowa and aked
them If the appointment was satisfactor)
to them Both are Progresslie Repub
licans, and the fact that Mr Wilson saw
fit to consult with them as a matter; of
courtesv was accepted here as an indi
cation that he Intended to be liberal In
consulting with members of all parties
I i the Senate
Mr. Marble was appointed as the sjc
cfssor of Kranklin K Lane, who was
named as Secretar) of the Interior ire
the Wilson Cabinet Mr. Marble has
been fceeretar) of the Interstate Com
merce Commission He supported Jlr.
Wilson in the last campaign and was
one of the attornevs for theS-enato In
the trial of the Lorimer case Mr. Mar
ble's nomination was referred tu a com
mittee and will be conflrmcel next Fri
day. 'mEcMHTlsr
SCORED BY LEAOUE
Democratic Clubs Pass Resolutions to
Install the Telegraph in
60,000 Post-offices.
THIRTY WORDS FOR 10 CENTS
The installation of the telegraph in
6"0"i post-offices of the Vr "d Mates, as
a part of the postal svstcm. dvocated
In a set of resolutions ac. - d at a
meeting of the general executive board
f the National I.caguc of Democratic
Clubs, held )cstcrda). It is stated in
the resolutions that with this change
thirty words could be sent from any
lurt of the eountr) for 10 cents. Irre
spective of distance.
The telegraphic s)Stems of Europe and
the United btates are compared and it
is said that this country is one of the
few where tho telegraph Is in the hands
and control of "the telegraph trust."
As to the European use of the tele
graph, the resolution sa)s- 'In several
nations of Europe the telegraph Is used
daily b) 30 per cent or- more of the
people, while In the United States Its
use is so expensive as to be prohibitive
to 00 per cent of our people and Is In
dall) use b) less than 1 per cent; and It
i resolved that.
"The National Democratic League of
Clubs advocate and promote in every
wa) possible the immediate Improvement
of our postal service b) the Installation
of the moat modern telegraphic Instru
ments In eierv post-office, and that this,
our republic and the hundred millions
of our population, be liberated from the
telegraph trust and our people be given
the- blessings of electrical clence In our
educational, commercial and social com
munications. '
.nirrlrnn Horse Returns.
New York. March Ballott, winner of
the Suburban and other classic American
turf events has returned to the United
-tatcs. after an exile of two vears. com
pleting his fourth trip across the At
lantic. Largest Horning Circulation.
WILSON GREETS
1,103 CALLERS
IN42MINUTES
President Holds Levee in the
White House and Shakes
Hands with Hundreds.
STANDS STRAIN WELL
Gorernors, Indians, PohticiaBS, Wom
en, and Chudrer in the
Delegations.
President Wilson jesterdav afternoon
devoted forty-two minutes to the general
public By appointment, delegations from
all quarters of the United States, Includ
ing a score or more of real Indians In
the aboriginal compromise between "cits"
and war regalia, called. Just 1.103 men.
women, and children. Including Gov
ernor of States, politicians, military
men, and Just plain folks shook the Ex
ecutive by the hand This was at the
rate of 2&M13 citizens a minute that
grasped the long, slender hand of Wood
row Wilson The President's hands stood
the strain well, and it was some strain.
for included in the digits extended him
were many which from outward Indica
tion had not known soap and water since
election day.
The President showed great interest In
his Indian visitors, who were led by Big
Chief Hollow Horn Bear. Hollow Horn
Hear presented the new President with a
calumet pipe, more than a yard long. Its
straight stem wrapped with bead work
ard yarns of brilliant hue. while Just be
low the mouthpiece was attached a
liouquet of bright green and scarlet
feathers. Another Indian farther down
the line gave the President a fine pair
of buckskin moccasin", elaborately em
broidered with turquole and white glass
beads.
Chicago -Ofm." CnlL
Represcntatlie Gallagher of Illinois In
troduced a delegation from the Cook
County Marching Clab of Chicago. Th
Cook Count) Marching Club out-Tam-man)
s Tammanv In its Hibernian
Ism Maj Rhoads. who performed th
ir.troduct'ons. rattled off the names. "Mr.
JIcAleer, Mr McAuliffe. Mr. McCabe.
Mr. MeCaffcrty. Mr. McCaPa. Mr. Mc
Cann. Mr. McCarth). Mr. McCauley Mr
McCIoske), Mr. JlcConnell. Mr. McCor
mlck. Mr. McDevick Mr. McDutTv Mr
McGill. Mr. McGrann. Mr MeGrath. Mr
Melntlre. Mr. McMahon. Mr McNamara.
Mr. McNeal. Mr McNolte. Mr. McQuade.
Mr. McWilhams. and. finall). Mr. Mc
Bergcrsteln as a huge German brewer
lumbered up He was the only ' for
eigner" In the Cook Count.- delegation,
but the "Mc ' was disp'aced
Gov. Miller of Delaware, wltn his staff.
was Introduced to the President, and
was the statT of the Governor of Massa
chusetts, although Gov. Foss did not cail
with them
Nearly five hundred New Jerse) people
were In line, including the bo)s of tie
Newark Citv Pla) grounds Fife. Drum,
and Bugle Corps, headed by a druni-
major less than a )ard high, who lugged
liver-headed baton longer than him-
I self, and In ord
to shake hands
horn the President had to bend well
forward
Among the Jersevmen was a rotund
Italian from Paterson
"Here we are. Guv ner." the Italian an
nounced, while his black ees snapped
up Into the face of the President.
"You rcmembe- while I told ou down
in the baik room of that little place In
Passaic Street. I told you we'd git ?er
here, and we've done It."
Then the rosv -faced Italian slapped the
President aflVctlonatel) on the arm
"These are the bovs that 'done it,' he
said, as he pacd out of the East Room,
still smiling and waving his hands.
Gov. Snlxer Calls.
Once or twice the hand-shaking w at
Interrupted bv the President's assistant
secretary. Rudolph Forster. and it was
nearl) half-past three- Iefore tho hand
shaking had ended Then, Just as the
President was about to leave the Eat
Room, the door leading into the green
parlor was open and the majestic form
of William Sulzer. Governor of New
York, strode In Major Rhoads stepped
to the President, who was looking the
other way. bowing some friends Into
the corridor, and said. "Sir. President,
the Governor of New York "
The President did not seem to under
stand him at first, and whirled about.
Then he saw the Governor, and started
toward him
"Mr. President." began Governor Sul
zer. "Ah. Senator. I mean Governor! How
arc )OU'" said the President, not yt
ued to these present day changes in
titles, and apparently not quite certain
as to the New Yorkers new dignltv.
Then he ushered Gov. Sulzer Into the
Green Parlor, where the two were clos
eted for more than twenty minutes.
Upon emerging from the White House.
Gov. Sulzer was mt by newspaper men.
but would not state the nature of his
visit.
President Wilson began the first work
el iv of his administration with a wallop
His first official act was to issue a state
ment announcing that he would not be
accessible to office-seekers of any de
scription, except those whom he asked
to come to see him
Tills ultimatum, he dircct-d at "appli
cants for office" as a class, and It wss
taken as applying to candidates for as
sistant secretaries of departments would
be diplomats, as well as persons desiring
less Important positions
Crane- Is First Caller.
The President's first caller was Mr.
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago Ills time
with Mr. Crane was short, as the Cabi
net was about to assemble for Its first
meeting This meeting lasted nearly an
hour. It was stated at Its conclu
sion that It was nothing more than a
(get-together party. Mr. Wilson discussed
oniy general policies, and these only In
a general wa). The President and the
ten men freely sjient an hour together
pleasantly.
When the Cabinet adjdurned. callers
began to arrive bv- scores. Inaugural
visitors who had heard of the "open
houre" that Mr. Wilson had announced
be wnnlil keen, came down to the WOefe
j House thinking It would be an easv
matter to secure an opportunity to shake
hands with the President. About a thou
sand of them who called while Mr. Wil
son was In the executive offices discover
ed that the "open" door could be found
onlv with the aid of a eontructlv Im
agination. V White House policeman,
who was rtatloned at the door entraneo
tee the offices, turned them away.
There were scores who did get In. how
ever, to greet Secretary Tumulty. Mr.
Tumulty held a levee, which lasts Ska
larger part of Um dar '

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