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THE WMEINGTON HERALD
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Fair and somewhat warmer to
day; tomorrow lair.
Yesterday's temperature Max
imum, 6b; minimum, 50.
The Herald has the largest
morning i.om" circulation, and
prints, alT the -hews of the world,
with many exclusive features.
NO. 2384
WASHINGTON; D. CM THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1913.-FOURTEEN, PAGES.
ONE CENT.
MRS. WILLIAM C. STORY IN LEAD
FOR PRESIDENT GENERAL OF D. A. R.
POPE, DYING,
1$ KEPT ME
BY STIMULANTS
i
Pontiff Grows Weaker with
Continued Paroxysms
of Coughing.
SISTERS AWAIT LAST CALL
WILSON DISMISSES WEATHER CHIEF;
SWEEPING INQUIRY IS UNDER WAY
GIVEN 356 VMS
TO 51 9 FOR fc
J. M.HIIKHIN
First Ballot, Announced at 1
o'CIock This Morning, Fails
to Give Choice.
BRILLIANT SCENE
LATE IN EVENING
Airs. William dimming Story,
of New York, led for president
general of the National Society of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution on the first ballot, an
nounced at 1 o'clock this morning.
She received 556 votes, thirty
four too few to elect, to 519 for
Airs. John Miller Horton, of New
York, while Mrs. Charles B.
Bryan, of Tennessee, reached 103.
Balloting for the presidency
general and for several vice presi
dencies general not filled last night
will begin at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Story Ticket Ahead.
The announcement of results came at
the end of a Ions wait, the polls having
been closed at 10 o'clock. The general
comment upon the result was that as a
whole Mrs. Story ticket had fared bet
ter than Mrs. Horton's.
The final result of the election of pres
ident general seemed to hinge upon how
Mrs. Bryan, a "harmony candidate,"
will use her strength. It is more than
enough to elect cither Mrs Story or
Mrs. Horton.
Mrs. Bryan has declared, however,
that she was In the race for herself.
Jtnd" to stay, and her friends say she
w ill win.
There was tremendous applause for
Mrs. Story when the result was an-
nounced, many of the delegates rising
ito their feet to cheer. Mrs. Story arose
from her seat in the balcony and bowed
j the applauding women below and
..'bout her. t
( Mrs. Horton was not in the hall.
n VMrs. Bryan, seated on the fetage t as
vice president general in the midst of
her chief allies, received the announce
ment with a smile.
Aaacmlly llnll Crowded.
Most of the seats in the assembly hall
had been occupied all the evening by
anxious delegates and other D. A. R.
members. The voting, which had gone
steadily forward since 10 o'clock yester
day morning, ended at 10 o'clock last
night, when it was announced that enly
a few delegates entitled to vote had not
cast their ballots.
In the three hours of waiting that fol
lowed State regents and other officials
made reports. Mrs. Ida Rose Woodbury
tin Hied the women with her remarkable
speech on the schools of the Appalachian
Mountains. Also, when the programme
ran out. State and national songs were
sung, and HtUe groups of women in the
hall started. "We Won't Go Home Till
Morning," "Good-night. Toadies," and
several other old favorites, which swept
through the whole audience.
Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, the president
general, was in the chair, and presented
the speakers. There was a deep hush
as the members of the committee hav
ing the votes in charge appeared, and th
official announcement that Mrs. Story
had led the ticket was heard i silence
which lasted for a moment after the
full vote for president general had been
called.
The delegates cheered spontaneously,
but many of them began puting on their
w raps even while they stood to honor
their candidate. Manv of them were
nearly exhausted with the long day'a
work.
The whole of yesterday's interest cen
tered naturally around the balloting for
officers general.
'Though the voting was done by State,
delegations in alphabetical order, so that
the routine of business was not broken
within tho hall, where Mrs. Scott, the
president general, presided, yet there
were frequent diversions caused by the
outgoing or incoming of Daughters on
the business of voting. Once or twice,
the halls were jammed, so that there
was delay, and the generad comment
was that the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution seemed to have out
grown their home.
In the main, however, the voting was
done expeditiously with, the machine
placed In rooms upon the second floor.
The balloting went forward at the rate
of about 100 an hour, and a system of
electric signal bells, which gave notice
to the chair when one delegation had
ended, and another might begin voting,
made it possible for the booths to be
occupied practically all the time.
There was a discussion over rights of
candidates or their friends to supply
tickets to those going into the booths.
In the hails and lobbies, there was open
campaigning, and many tickets were
Continued on Pasre Tvro.
THE RIGHT INDIVIDUAL
The question of how to reach
just the right employer, house
. owner or home builder is solved
by The Herald Want Columns.
-Herald Want Ads pull results
they are business getters.
The Wants arc not read for
fun, but for business. The Want
Columns are a sort of make-it-pay
department, specialized, sub
divided and systematized.
Herald Wants are a general
medium for general distribution.
How. who, and where are the
three activities of the Want Ad.
To get In touch with tho right
individual at the right time use
Tho Herald Wants.
VOTE ON FIRST BALLOT.
Total rote 1,17
Cant for prealdeat sreaeral 1,178
Keeeaaary to elect president eta
eral 8W
Winner marked with aaterlak.
PRESIDENT GENERAL.
Mrs. John Miller Horton 519
Mr. Charlea B. Bryan 103
aire. William Cumraing Story S5
VICE PRESIDENT IN CHARGE OF
ORGANIZATION CHAPTERS.
Mm. Henry I. Jtlaam 583
Mrs. William A. Smoot 536
CUAPIiAIN GENERAIj.
MUs Elisabeth France Pierce SK6
Mm. Mary S. Lock-wood 680
RECORDING SECRETARY GENERAIj
Mrs. Horace Parker Mclaioah.. . . 53Jr
Mret. William C. Boyle 583
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
GENERAL.
Mr. William F. Dcanti 540
Mm. J. C. Burro vm 661
REGISTRAR GENERAL.
Mm. Galua M. Brumbaugh S63
Sirs. E. W. 31. Brown 545
TREASURER GENERAL.
Mm. Joseph E. Ransdell 573
Mrs. Charlea E. Kregelo 515
HISTORIAN GENERAL.
Mm. Charles Wesley Bassett 577
Miss Janet Richards 538
ASSISTANT HISTORIAN GENERAL.
Mm. EdTtard Orton, jr BOB
Mrs. Edgar A. Ross. 622
LIBRARIAN GENERAL.
Mrs. Robert Alexander 536
Mrs. George M. Sternberg 561
VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL.
Mrs. John Van LnndlnKham. . .....673
Mrs. R. H. Cunningham 642
Mrs. Thomas Day ". 606
Mrs. John C. Ames 680
Mm. John C. Ames elected for un
expired term.
EDITOR OP THE MAGAZINE.
Miss EHxa Oliver Dennlson 581
Winning candidate on the Horton
ticket were Mrs. Mnnn, Mrs. Brum
baugh, Mrs. Ransdell. Mrs. Bassett,
Mrs. Orton; on the Story ticket, Mrs.
Lockvrood, Mrs. Boyle, Mrs. Burrows,
and Mrs. Sternberg.
ALIEN LAND BILL
President Discusses California
Proposed Law with Bryan,
Lane and Houston.
RESENTMENT IS PROBABLE
Representative May Go to Sacramento
to Keep in Touca witk
Situation.
The anti-Japanese land legislation
pending in the California Legislature
was yesterday the subject of confer
ences with President Wilson at the
White House, in which Secretary of
State Bryan. Secretary of Interior Lane,
and Sccietary of Agriculture Houston
participated. These conferences follow
ed the visit of the Japanese Ambassador,
Viscount Chinda. to the White House
and the State. Department Tuesday,
when it is understood that the Presi
dent and Mr. Bryan were informed that
tho Dronosed modified legislation in Cali
fornia is highly objectionable to his
government.
One new proposal was talked over by
the President and his advisers. It has
been suggested that the President send
a representative to Sacramento, to get
in close touch with the legislative situa
tion and advise the President of develop
ments. While the avowed purpose of
cnrJi n move would be to keen the
President better informed of develop
ments in the State legislature, it is
nnnfliinnttv oxnected. that should this
plan be adopted, the President's repre
sentative would exert a strong restrain
ing Influence upon the Mate Doay.
The Japanese Ambassador has already
innrio it r.loar. however, that he Is not
so much interested in the form which
h ontL.Tnnanese legislation takes as In
its substance and effect. Even If the
California law, as finally enacted, should
respect the treaty rights of the Japanese,
it would not ameliorate the situation
materially, so far as the feelings of
the Japanese are concerned. Even offi
cio ic nf the State Department are con
vinced that whatever the form of the
law, Japan will be resentful against tne
California Legislature for passing the
law. and against tho Federal govern
ment for not finding some way to pre
vent the legal elimination of the Japa
nese farmer from California.
If their treaty rights are not vioiatea,
r.mnic horw. find it difficult to see how
Japan can do anything to-redress what
she has informed the United States gov
ernment she considers an injustice to
,,. nonntn Tt is exnected. however, that
Japanese resentment will result In at
tempts at reprisals in some indirect
manner.
KANSAS DIVORCE PROCTOR,
BRIDEGROOM, GIVES RULES
FOR HAPPY MARRIED LIFE
Kansas City. April 1G.-W. W. Wright,
a divorce proctor, and Miss Madaline
Macqueen today were married at Sallna,
Kans. t
Mr. Wright has learned a great deal
about matrimonial disturbances during
his two years experience as divorce proc
tor and has made up a set of rules
which he will follow. He declares that
it all married couples adhered to the fol
lowing rules their voyage over the Bea
of matrimony should be very tranquil:
"Keep up the courtship after mar
riage. "Bring home flowers and candy occa
sionally. $
"The little things which are generally
considered of slight importance mean
much to a woman's happiness.
"If other women adore you, do not
tell your wife.
"Never leave your wife alone unless
business compels your absense.
"Food and clothing count for little with
the right kind of a woman, If a man
is considerate of her feelings and
wishes and displays the proper amount
of affection."
TROUBLESWIL
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LEADS IN D. A. R. VOTE
FOR PRESIDENCY GENERAL
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MIIS. WILLIAM C. STORY,
Of New York.
PAPA IS AN IDEAL MAN,
SAYS GENEVIEVE CLARK
Speaker's Daughter So Tells New York
Reporters on Her Way
to Europe.
New York, April 16. Miss Genevieve
Clark, daughter of Speaker Champ Clark,
of tho House of Representatives, arrived
from Washington today with her mother
to meet Mrs. George B. M. Harvey, wife
of the publisher, with whom she 1b go
ing to Europe.
"I have seen in the papers that I am
going to study governments of Europe,"
aid Miss Clark. "I am going for a
pleasure trip, for I have just finished
school and I want recreation and I want
to see Italy, But I don't, intend to lose
time In gaining new knowledge. I have
no definite purpose in this trip nor have
Mrs. Harvey and I any definite Itinerary.
"Mrs. Harvey's daughter, who Is nearly
my own age, Is in school In Rome and
will join us on my Alice-in-Wonderland
trip. For that's what I want it to be."
"What are your plans for the future
is It a specific work or is it marriage?"
Tho pretty dimples about the mouth
came and the pretty face broke Into a
smile. "Maybe both who knows? But
one thing sure is that I have yet to
meet a man like papa my ideal.
Plnn University Coarse
"My .present plan is to return after this
trip and go to my mother's alma mater.
the University of Missouri. I intend to
specialize lateron educational work to aid
the mountain folks of Tennessee and Ken
tucky.
"Those people have adhered so closely
to the customs of their ancestors that
some of their children, I am told, carry
names that are entire Biblical verses."
"But marriage that Is something that
is definite In your life?"
"Oh, yes. I suppose as a girl of nine
teen I should be thinking of marriage.
but I do not You see co-education makes
girls and boys remain longer In the fam
ily relation, so to speak. We are all like
a lot of children In a way. We chum
with boys Just as we do with, our broth
ers, and romance is not lost, but de
ferred, I should say."
Giant Sea Spider Seizea Bather.
Santa Monica, Cal., April 16. While
bathing in' the surf near the municipal
pier today, Mrs. Jeffie Maloney, of Los
Angeles, was seized by a gigantic sea
spider and when rescued by some mo
tion picture actors, who were at work
near the beach, was unconscious and
nearly drowned. The spider measured
more than forty-seven inches across,
weighed nearly fifteen pounds, and la
said to be one of the largest sea spiders
ever captured.
ABstrlan Heir Serloasly III.
Vienna. Anril IS. If (a rennrfpd tmm
Trieste that the archduke. Franz Ferdi
nand, heir to the throne, is seriously ill,
navmg been again attacked by tubercu
losis from which he suffered twenty
years ago.
The archduke, who scent tho-last thr
winters in .Switzerland and the spring on
the Adriatic coast, is now EtODDlnirli'at
Miramar, near Trieste.
Holy Fatker Bids Servants Farewell aid
Dictates Will Receadliation witk
BrouW Is Effected.
Rene, April IT, 4:45 a. mt The
Pope Is reported to be resting;
Qnletly. He hai dosed darlntc
considerable period of the night,
and fel attendant, have feared to
disturb him to give him hla honrly
noarlshment.
Rome, April 17 (3 a. m.). The condition
of the Pope is reported as calm. He has
been dozing for some time, but his sleep,
has been fitful. His temperature now is
about normal. His strength Is plainly
decreasing each hour, and It 'is neces
sary to administer heart stimulants
hourly to maintain his apparent
strength.
It Is evident to those about the Pon
tiff's bedside that he still retains some
thing of his rugged constitution, and
with the aid of the Injections of stro
phanti and digitalis is making a remark
able fight for Ufa
The Pope's brother Angelo; his bisters,
Anna and Maria, and nephew Mgr. Paro
Un, remained in the papal chamber un'U
1:30 a. m., when they retired to apart
ments in the opposite wing of the palace
to spend the remainder of the night.
Slay Withhold Announcement.
It was learned tonight that the Italian
government has tacitly agreed to give
Vatican messages precedence over all ex
cept official government messages in
event of the Pope's death In order that
the Vatican may be able to notify the
nuncios an dforelgn cardinals before a.
public announcement of his decease is
made.
Prof. Ettor Marchlafava, chief papal
physician, who has continued optimistic
throughout the Pope's illness, practically
admitted this evening that he had aban
doned all hope of the ability of His
Holiness to rally.
Pope Plus realized today that his death
is Inevitable and summoned his retinue
of personal attendants to the papal
chamber, where he bid each farewell and
administered the Pontifical blessing.
Tho pneumonia symptoms ffectlng the
Pontiff have caused1 a severe congestion
of the left lung aed thorax, and it is
from this source that the greatest danger
tQ the Holy Father's life Is feared. Tn
tfift early afternoon the Pope suffered a
severe parojysm of coughing, during1
which It was feared he would suffocate.
Stiinnlnntx Arc Administered.
Strophantis and digitalis have been ad
ministered to His Holiness almost con
stantly during the last twenty-four
hours, in hopo of stimulating the heart
and allaying the fever.
AH members of the Pope's family who
are in Rome are waiting for the final
summons to the bedside.
Every preparation has been made at
the Vatican for the Pope's death.
The Roman lawyer Patrlarcha was
summoned this afternoon to draw up the
Pontiffs will. Patriacha is tho legal rep
resentative of the Holy See, and drew up
the -sv III of Pope Leo XIII.
The most affecting scene whloh has
occurred during the entire illness of
the Holy Father took place in the
papal bed chamber today when An
gelo Sarto, tho Pope's brother, was
admitted to his brother's presence for
the first time In many years.
Angelo threw himself at the foot of
the Pontiff's bed, and while his body
shook with sobs, begged forgiveness
for the trouble which he has caused
his brother since being elevated to the
pontifical throne.
A suave smile wreathed the emaciated
face of the Pope, and in a low voice tho
Holy Father commanded his brother to
rise and come to him. The Pope thn
embraced his brother and told him that
he had long since forgiven him. as well
as forgotten the disagreement. The Pope
spoke In his native Venetian dialect,
which he has used exclusively slnco be
coming dangerously ill.
It was learned tonight from friends of
the Sarto family that the disagreement
which existed among the family of Pope
Pius was caused by the persistent re
fusal of tho Pontiff to- exercise his office
for the benefit of any members of his
family.
Following the usual examination of
Pope Pius by Prof. Ettore Marchlafava
and Dr. Andrea Amici, the following
bulletin was issued tonight:
"His holiness passed a tranquil day,
which was feverless. His temperature
this evening was 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
The bronchial and catarrhal affection
remains in the same condition as it was
this morning."
While this bulletin set at rest for tho
moment rumors which had been current
during the afternoon, that the Pontiff
was in a critical condition and had suf
fered a severe rise in temperature about
3 o'clock, the- fact that the bronchial
symptoms which have invaded the left
lung, causing much inflammation and
congestion, have not yielded to the treat
ment Is giving much alarm.
ConfEhlur May Caase Death.
It Is believed on all sides that the
Pcfpe's death will occur during one of
the fits of coughing, which are brought
about by his attempt to rid himself of
congestion of his throat and lungs.
Decolte the somewhat assuring bulletin
issued this evening, an air ,of extreme
pessimism pervades the Holy City. After
the events which have transpired during
the present Illness of his holiness, few
persons acept the optimistic bulletins at
their apparent value.
Sir Edrrard to 'Accompany King-.
London, April 16. It is announced that
Sir Edward Grey will accompany the
King on his majesty's visit to Berlin on
May 24 for the wedding of the Kaiser's
daughter. This Is most significant in
view of the Anglo-German relations. It
will be the first time Sir Edward has
made on official visit abroad since he
took office.
Tho-Czar also probably win attend the
wedding.
Caesaneake & Ohio Rr. Train w. i
Leaving Washington 6:30 p. m. daily,
has resumed regular schedule to Cin
cinnati, Chicago, and the West. Other
trains 3:15 p. m. and 11:10 p. m.
Tickets on sale to St. Louis via Louis
ville and points beyond.
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PROF. WHLIS L. MOORE,
Chief of the "Went her Barcnn.
MRS
W LSON AT
MEETING
Meeting of Women's Depart
ment of National Federation
Held at Rauscher's.
REDFIELD MAKES ADDRESS
Growth of Apartment Houses in the
Capital Is Deplored by
John Ihlder.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson attended the
meeting of the Woman's Department of
tho National Civic Federation, held at
Rauscher's yesterday morning, and
heard pleas for support of the associa
tion's plans to improve alley housing
conditions in the Capital, a review of
work accomplished during the year, sug
gestions for general welfare work, and
advice as to housing conditions through
out the city. The meeting, the final one
of the season, was presided over by Mrs.
Archibald Hopkins.
The scope and nature of the work of
the woman's department was described
by Mrs., Hopkins in her opening address.
Mrs. Ernest P. Bicknell, a member of the
central committee on housing, told of
conditions and the association's plans for
bettering them. Secretary Redflcld dis
cussed welfare work In general, and spc-Ke
of errors to be avoided. In the final
speech, John Ihlder, field secretary of
the National Housing Association of New
York, deplored the growth of the apart
ment house, and counseled his auditors
"to keep Washington a city of small
homes."
A large audience, composed of many of
Washington's best known women, heard
the addresses. Members of the Jewish
Alliance and the Consumers' League were
present and took part in the meeting.
The ushers were Lord Eustace Percy, of
the British Embassy, and Arthur Willert.
Mrs. Bicknell dealt In her talk with the
subject of most Interest to the woman's
department in describing the work that
has been mapped out for Improving liv
ing conditions among the alley dwellers
of Washington. The work to be done Is
much like that known In London and
Philadelphia as the Octavla Hill plan of
reclaiming and Improving alleys and
their Inhabitants. Thcr work is actually
being initiated in Washington, Mrs. Bick
nell said. The Sanitary Improvement
Company has turned over to the housing
committee 214 alley houses to be admin
istered under the plan.
Secretary Ucdfleld Speaks.
Secretary of Commerce Redfield spoke
of the right and wrong ways of prose
cuting welfare work, and gave It as his
opinion that such activities, however
well meant, are worthless when forced
from abovo by unwilling recipients.
Mr. Ihdler spoke of the Importance to
the country at large of the example of
the National Capital, and hoped that its
social conditions might "be made as near
ideal as possible.
The work of the Woman's Department
of tho National Civic Federation for the
past year was reviewed by Mrs. Hopkins
before the other speakers were Intro
duced. In its work the .organization has
had the aid of the Society for the Pre
vention of Tuberculosis, the Associated
Charities, the Monday Evening Club, the
Diet Kitchen, the Instructive Visiting
Nurses Society, and other organizations.
She concluded her talk with a plea
for assistance from those able to give
in order that conditions In the alleys
may be Improved. During the hot
months of summer. Mrs. Hopkins said,
the death rate among babies in some of
these alleys Is as high as one in three.
Conditions in such places then will make
quite a contrast with the pleasant sur
roundings of many of her auditors at
seashore ana In the mountains, she
pointed out Mrs. Hopkins" said that
membership and active interest are pre
ferable to mere financial contributions,
and that such support is needed if the
organization is to continue its growth
and work. She reported a balance on
hand of $537 and an increase In member
ship from 51 to 00.
BY PRESIDENTS ORDER
REVOLUTION JUNTA
IS ESTABLISHED HERE
Members of Madero Family Throw
Their Lot with Got.
Carranza.
WON'T RECOGNIZE LOANS
. A' junta representing the Carranza
revolution In Northern Mexico was es
tablished in Washington last night by
Francisco Gonzales Gante. who arrived
here yesterday In company with Julio
Madero, brother of the last President of
Mexico. The announcement of the or
ganization of this junta is the first pos
itive indication that the members of the
Madero family and tnelr supporters
have thrown their lot with Gov. Car
ranza, the rebel leader in the State of
Coahuila.
Senor Gante declared last night that
he had received a telegram from Gov,
Carranza announcing that the latter
will refuse to recognize any loan made
by the Huerta government He has sent
warnings to this effect to the bankers of
Jew York, Paris and London, with
whom the Huerta government has re
cently been negotiating for the purpose
of effecting a large loan.
Collapse of the Huerta government in
Mexico before the onslaught of revolu
tionists in the North, and outbreak of
hostilities between Gen. Huerta. the pro
visional President of Mexico, and Grn.
Fells Diaz, leader of the late revolution,
were predicted here yesterday by Julio
Madero. brother of the late President,
and Francisco Gonzalez Gante, revolu
tionary agent.
Gante declared that relations between
Gen. Huerta and Gen. Diaz arc already
strained, owing to their rivalry for the
Presidency.
"The States of Mexico are honey
combed with revolution," said Gante.
"Huerta, in order to protect himself, is
keeping 3.000 infantry and cavalry at
the national palace, while Diaz has
withdrawn to his country place, a few
miles outside of the city, and has taken
about all the Federal artillery with him.
"The Huerta government Is Just what
might be expected of one founded on
treason, murder, and deceit. The con
stitutionalists in the North are gradu
ally driving back Huerta's troops, and
it will take only a few weeks to have
Mexico City Isolated and Invested from
all sides."
Both Madero and Gante said they ex
pected important-news in a day or two
from Carranza, the rebel governor of
Coahuila. who controls a large part
of that State with an army.
From the Mexican Embassy advices of
quite the contrary nature were given
out yesterday. It was stated that rebel
bands in Mexico are surrendering almost
dally, and that negotiations are under
way for the withdrawal of Zapata from
the field of opposition to the government.
The early collapse of the revolutionary
movement In the north is predicted by
the embassy dispatches.
State. Department reports strike a me
dium between the statements of the Ma
dero faction and representatives of the
Huerta government. Indications yester
day were that the situation In the north
is slightly worse, while conditions in the
south remain about the same, with the
Huerta government in control. Mexico
City is reported absolutely quiet.
DIPLOMACY NECESSARY
TO DECIDE QUESTION OF
MEXICAN PRISONERS
Secretary of War Garrison has put it
squarely up to Secretary of State Bryan
to decide what shall be done with the
COO and more Mexican Federal soldiers
and Yaqul Indians hel by United States
troops along the Mexican border.
The former Federals and Indians came
over to the United States at various
times recently following defeat in the
battles between Federal and rebel troops.
They surrendered to the United States
troops, and were at once disarmed and
held prisoners. Meantime, they are eat
ing up Uncle Sam's rations to the tune of
about $2j0 a day. gold, besides diverting
a large numbeV of American Boldlers
from their ordinary duties to guard and
care for them
WILLIS L. MOORE
IS REMOVED BY
'Gross IrrcjuUntiej in Office'
Charged in Official
Statement
CHARLES T. BURNS
UNDER SUSPENSION
President Wilson yesterday sum
marily dismissed Willis L. Moore,
chief of the Weather Bureau, for
alleged irregularities in the con
duct of his office. At the same
time the President suspended
Charles L. Burns, foreman of the
Weather Bureau's printing office,
and took official cognizance of an
investigation, now under way,
which may result in the removal
of a number of employes on the
ground that they have been "un
duly active" in using the public
service for "private and personal
ends."
The "private and personal ends"
referred to, it is officially admitted,
were the furtherance of a cam
paign for the appointment of
Moore as Secretary of Agricul
ture in the Wilson Cabinet. Tho
charges of gross irregu'aritiea
made against the Weather Bureau
chief relate to the same activity.
Caused liy Moorc'a Boom.
Secretary of Agriculture Houston, in a
statement last night, acknowledges that
these charges against the Weather Bu
reau chief are of such a grave nature
that the Department of Justice has been
called upon to investigate them. No de
tails in regard to the charges are ofil
cially given, except that they grow out
of Mr. Moore's efforts in his own behalf
to land a Cabinet Job.
As soon as President Wilson's action
became known it was recalled that Rep
resentative Fowler of Illinois a day or
two ago introduced in the House a reso
lution calling for an Investigation Ir.to
the conduct of Moore's Bureau. Among
other things, the Fowler resolution called
for Information concerning the follow
ing: "What circulars and other printed
matter, printed at the expense of tho
government, were used by the chief of
the Weather Bureau in his campaign for
Secretary of Agriculture during the last
fiscal year, and what v. as the amount
of money so expended."
The Fowler resolution also asked for
light on the following:
"What Journeys were performed by
Charles T. Burns, an emplove of the
Weather Bureau, under official orders
from the Chief of the "Weather Bureau,
and under what Instructions during the
period from July 1. 1912, to February CS.
1913?"
Statement or Expcnnea.
The Fowler resolution also calls upon
the Chief of the Weather Bureau to
make a statement of the amount ex
pended in official traveling expenses for
the Weather Bureau in November and
December. 1312. and January and Febru
ary, 1913, as compared with the amount
expended in the corresponding months
of the previous four fiscal years.
The months referred to are the ones
in which Prof. Moore was active in
conducting his campaign for appoint
ment to the Wilson Cabinet. The ap
propriation for the Weather Bureau is
made in a lump sum last year of
J600.00O to be expended under the direc
tion of the head Of the WrnthM- Rnrou
and Representative Fowler's resolution
oDMousiy sought for an accounting of
certain of the Bureau's expenditures.
It has been charged that Burns, the
foreman of the printing office in the
Bureau, was particularly active in tho
furtherinir of the Moora oamnnii-n v,-
a Cabinet job. It has been said that he
visited as an organized labor man, typo
graphical unions In manv n.irt ,f ' th
country, urging them to draw resolutions
asKing ior tne appointment of Moore to
a Cabinet place. The labor unions were
solicited on the ground that Moore In
times past had been a fellow member of
the union, and that he was onHtiH tr.
their support as an organized labor man.
It was acknowledged at the Depart
ment of Agriculture that the govern
ment's investigation of the Weather Bu
reau was still under way, but that the
evidence already laid before th. rrr.
dent was considered sufficient to war
rant the summary dismissal of Chief
Moore.
Prof. Moore submitted his resignation
to Mr. Wilson in the usual way on March
A. It was announced on March 15 that
the President had accepted the paper,
with the understanding, however, that it
Continued on Page Three.
WILLIAM PEET
WITH NATIONALS
William Peet, Sporting Editor
of ke Waahlastoa Herald, la
vItk the Natleaala in New York,
and -will report every game for
the readers of thla paper. Fol
lovrias the policy of last aeasoa,
The Herald itIII have a man witk
the Nationals, and "the faaa are
aare to set all the aevra and
Koaalp of latereat.
Read The Herald for good
baseball nevta.
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