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5R E'HwkrL. f f rzw .,' 'im THE WASHINGTON HERALD m Fair today anri tomorrow; light variable winds. The Herald has the largest morning Lornr- circulation, and prints all the news of the world, with many exclusive features. Temperatures yesterday Max-- imum, 09; 'minimum, 48. NO. 2385 WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. SECOND BALLOT OFD.A.R.FAILS TOELECTHEAD FALL IN FOLLOW THE FLAG. TARIFF BILL HAS POPE RALLIES, DIPLOMATS TO EASY SAILING IN BUT RECOVERY WILSON TO OUST ,.,.- LAT N AMER CA HOUSE CAUCUS IS DOUBTFUL Mrs. William C. Story Placed Witkin Six Votes of Elec tion to Office. GAIN FOR MRS. HORTON Anti-adauaistrationists Jubilant Orer Result "Harmony Candi date" Gets Setback." A second ballot for president general of the Daughters of the American Revo lution, announced late last night, placed Mrs. William Cummins Story within six votes of election, and her partisans claimed that with the 'third ballot, to be cast today, she would easily land the office. Mrs. Story reached 574. gaining eigh teen of the sixty-one votes lost by Mrs. nancs U. Bryan, of Tennessee, the Harmony candidate." and Mrs. John Miller liorton gained twenty-three, mak lug Mrs. Horton's total 5i: Even before the results had been an nouncca. me many current stories to Hie effect that Mrs. Bryan would with draw and that there was a disaffection within the ranks ot the 'administra tion" party crystallized about the repoit that a fourth candidutc would be intro duced. TJjufc Ilorxe" Fniln. Endcaors to introduce a fourth candi date upon whom the several factions might agree, however, were futile. While a lecture on "Marquise de La fayette, by .Miss Lida Rose McCabe. was going torward. with ample pictures, committees representing some of the fac tions were meeting with a purpose, it was said, of getting out another candi date. One of these talkcd-about candidates was Mrs. Charles H. Bond, of Massachu setts, and -another was Mrs. John Laid law Biiel. of Connecticut, but neither of them, it was stated, would consent to the use of her name. Mrs. Story. Mrs. Scott, the present K .". e,eneral- ad Mr. Bryan left while the lecture still was in progress, and none of them made any statement or their icws of conditions. Mis. Bryan, upon whose strength much oi the ultimate rate of the candidates is held to rest, smiled as she got Into her tarriago with Mrs. J. .Morgan Smith and two other fiiends. "I am ta'iiinj; my mouth shut." she said, smilingly. Mrs. Story's friends were jubilant over the result. They c aimed that the Story vcte would hold firm, and that anv dis affections from the vote as it stood last i night would inure to the aid of Mrs I Story. " Ao Vice PrcMdcnt Elected. No vice presidents were elected. It was announced, after a polling of the vole. None of the ten candidates for the seven places had received a majority. 5S4 being declared necessary to elect. The vote was as follows: Mrs. John Lee Dinwiddle.. Mrs. Rhett Goode ... 5T.I Mrs. Ben F. Gray. ir. ' -,40 Miss Harriet I. Lake " up Mrs. Thomas Kite """ -,:q Mrs. Allen P. Perlev... "" Mis. John Swift. .? """ cjj Mis. James D. Eiglehardt .'! 5 Miss Sophie Waples 751 Miss Mary Wilcox """ MO Addresses weie delivered by Count de Chambrun, a giandson of the Marquis de Lafayette, and Mmc. Plefemc. Mrs. J. Charles Linthicum. wife of the Representative from Maryland, present ed to Mrs. Seott. the president general, a splendid silver service. The delegates from Kentucky presented a handsome silver pitcher, and Mrs. Scott's pages a vinaigrette. Adjournment was taken at midnight. !e4ioit Met nt Ten. The morning session of the congress was called to order by Mrs. Scott, the president general, shortly after 10 o'clock. The invocation was pronounced by Rev. R. H. McKim. The followers of Mrs. Story appeared wearing daisies, which caused Mrs. Scott to announce that no party insignia of any kind would be allowed in the audi torium. The followers of Mrs. Story men carried tneir daisies in their hands. Mrs. Charles Oliver Norton, State re gent of Nebraska, delivered a greeting Continued on rase Two. NINE ARE KILLED IN HOTEL FIRE Dozen More Seriously Injured in Blaze Which Destroys Hotel De Wil son at Malone, N. Y. Malone. N. Y April 17.-Ninc persons were killed and a dozen injured as the Jesuit of a fire which almost totally destroyed the Hotel De Wilson in the heart of the business district, early to day. The identified dead: John Moss, Al bany. N. Y.; George Timmons, Picrce field, N. Y.: Antonio Nicolini. New York; Philip Connors, Malone, N. Y.; Al bert Robideaux, saloonkeeper. Malone, N. 1; Fred Trouchon, bartender, Malonci The most seriously injured are: Mrs. Phoebe Provost, Ellensburg, N. Y., both legs broken in a jump from the third floor: William Wilson, aged eighty-three, terribly burned and bruised; Thomas Roblson, Boston, Mass., jumped from second story, breaking his leg (his wife, who was with him. escaped without In jury); Joseph Beaupre, Mooersforks. N. Y., badly burned: Mrs. Joseph Beaupre. hurt in jump; Mae Martin. Montreal, Quebec, actress, terribly burned. Before the firemen had the blaze under control the walls of the building col lapsed. Two unidentified bodies later were found in the ruins. MORGAN WHI PUBLIC MONDAY. Dlapooltion of Entate of Late Finan cier to Be Known Shortly. New York, April 17. Wall Street learn ed today the disposition which the late J. Pierpont Morgan has made of his estate probably will be made public Mon day morning. AH information as to the amount of the estate and manner in which It has been devised, is withheld at the office of the Morgan banking house. Tho family already have been informed as to the contents of the will, which is in possession of Lewis Cass Ledyaid, wno left New York today to be gone un til -Monday.- Publicity. Given to Henry L. Janes Case Leads to Official Announcement RAPS DOLLAR DIPLOMACY Ministers from Countries Are Hasten ing to Urge Removal of Those that Are Disliked. The fact was discuFsed last night that President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan arc planning to remove from the diplomatic service a number of men who arc regarded by them as having entan gling alliances with the dollar diplomacy of the last administration. Though no names have been mentioned up to this time, the men the adminis tration has in mind are mostly at posts in Latin America. Publicity given to the case of Henry L. Janes, formerly of the State Depart men, who is now serving by appointment from President Taft as one of the ar bitrators in the case of the Quito and Guayaquil Railroad, a New Jersey cor poration, against the government or Ecuador, led to the official statement that changes in the diplomatic service are to come. Tne proposed recall of Janes is merely tho beginning of a general move ment along this line. Mr. Janes, it was said, was found to have an interest in the railroad involved in the case In which he is acting as one of tho arbitrators. Similarly, it is de clared, there are a number of men m the diplomatic 'service whose financial inter ests, in the opinion of the Wilson admin istration, make it improper for them to continue to represent the United States abroad. Details as to these complaints against other men have not yet been disclosed, nor have any of the countries where they are stationed been named. The Latin-American Ministers are has tening to urge the removal of Americans whem they would like to see removed from diplomatic posts In their respective countries. The Ministers thus complained of by the Latin Americans are thoso who have been most assiduous In insist ing upon the proper protection of Ameri can life, property, and other interests in tho countries under the control of tha governments to which they are the dip lomatic repiesentatives of the United States. There is hardly a Latin-American gov ernment to which it is not at time neces sary for the State Department to address sharp words in order to preserve respect for the rights of the United States gov ernment and American citizens. The min isters who have fulfilled the instructions of the State Department on such matters and who have been on the alert for the Infringement or American rights have not. ot course," been popular In Latin-American capitals. HciuoalN Mny Follow. Now that the administration authorities have let it be known that they arc plan ning to remove a number of men occupy ing diplomatic posts in Latin America, it is expected that there will i)e a general demand for the removal of those whose activities have been greatest. The ad ministration intends, it is understood, to eliminate those whom it regaids as too closely associated with dollar diplomacy and those who have business interests in the country to which they are accredited. The movement is regarded here as an other step in the warfare against d-liar diplomacy, but It is likely that it w'll be none the less acceptable to the Latin Americans. The Ecuadorian government has raised the issue against Mr. Janes, it is un derstood here. Mr. Janes, however, is not an officer of the United States diplo matic bcrvice. He is the representative of the Quito and Guayaquil RailroaJ, and as such is paid by them. lie is not now on the pay roll of the State De partment, his salary having ceased when lie went to Ecuador last December. The airangement under which Janes became engaged in this arbitration is a peculiar one, and it is declared by some lawyers here tonight that the Presidcnv cannot make his recall effective. The contract between the government oi Ecuador and the railroad corporation provides that any dispute which cannot be settled directly shall be referred to arbitration. The President of the United States and the President of Ecuador, the contract provides, shall be the arbi trators, and. In case they do not care to act personally, they shall appoint rep resentatives., Mr. Janes was appointed in this way by President Taft last fall. The railroad, however. Is paying him to represent their interests in the arbitra tion, while the Ecuadorian government is paying its representative. COI. G. C. TAYLOR ARRESTED. Tcnncec Loner llonse Take Ac tion Following AlIcKed Theft. Nashville. Tenn.. April 17. The arrest of Col. George C. Taylor, private secre tary to Gov. Hooper, was ordered 'by the Tennessee House of Representatives today. Col. Taylor was charged with forcing the desk of Representative Aber nathy and taking several House bills to the Governor's office. When arraigned in the House Col. Taylor said that he took the bills from Representative Abernathy's desk at the latter's request. Abemathy was one of the fusionists who ran away to Kentucky to break a quorum and prevent the passage of the elections bill. Members of th"e House stated that they believed Taylor was trying to find the appropriation bill and keep it from the House, so that no action could be taken on it until the runaway legislator re turned. The House voted to discharge Col. Tay lor from custody with a warning to respect the rules of the House In the future. The members refused to exon erate him. Foamier of Bis Ship Firm DIc. London, April 17. Gustav W. Wolff, one of the founders of the greater firm of Harland & "Wolff., at Belfast, died here today, .aged seventy-nine. He served eight years in Parliament. Five years ago he retired from active business. Gov. Munn Mack Improved. Richmond, Va., April 17. Gov. Mann, who is suffering from an attack of acute indigestion and a slight attack of. an- pendicitls, was much better today and I attended .to public matters from bisJare leaving for their homes, the confer- ,m . NAVY WANTS SPONSORS HEROES' DAUGHTERS NEEDED H- K- TO CHRISTEN FIGHTERS Three young women to act as sponsors at the launching of as many torpedo- boat destroyers now under construction for the navy are wanted by the Navy Department. The women must be descendants of either John Ericsson, the builder of Monitor, or of Lieut. William B. Cush ing, a naval hero of the civil war, and Capt. Jeremiah OjBrlen. who did much to establish the- feme of the American navy in the early days of the war of the Revolution. , So far as the department has been able to ascertain, there are no living descend ants of either of theo three men, whose memories are to be honored in the nam ing of the three new destroyers. The Navy Department requests that any one having information concerning any fe male descendants of these naval heroes who may be now living, will please com municate with the Secretary of the Navy at Washington. FATE OF MEXICO IN WILSON'S HANDS Recognition by United States Im perative if Big Loan Is to Be Negotiated. Mexico City, April 17. The press of Mexico City is agreed that the fate of this nation is In the hands of Wood row Wilson. The newspapers give immense space to the financial situation, predicting dis aster soon unless the proposed foreitri loan of 100,000,000 pesos is obtained, and financiers say this loan cannot be ne gotiated until the new government is officially recognised by the United States;. - Local bankers have agreed to lend the government from 10,000,000 to 15,O00,0OC pesos possibly 20,000,000 but this will only case the situation temporarily and will not affect the rate of exchange, which is still climbing steadily. The cost of living is increasing rapid ly, and the lower classes are laying the blame for their sufferings to the govern ment. The sufferings are great and the't discontent is jcgardede as ominous. All authorities here agree that recog nition by the United States means sal vation, wliile nonrecognltion is likely to result in absolute ruin for all here. It Is also agreed by politclans of all per suasions that the overthrow of the pres ent government can be followed only by an anarchy throughout the republic. FISTS, THEN KNIVES. IN DUEL. One Sinter Second Brother and An other Snccthcart. Cambridge, Mass.. April 17. Tho story of bow one sister acted as second for her sweetheart, while another sister sec onded their brother in a duel, was re vealed In court here today, when William J. Rounds pleaded not gulltv to the charge of assaulting Herbert B. Larner with a penknife. Miss Lillian Rounds, despite the protests of her parents, had continued to keep company with Larner. Young, Rounds heard about the secret meetings, and challenged Larner to a fight It took place yesterday on the banks of the Charles River. Lillian sided with Larner and encouraged him during the fight, while her sister Fannie acted as second for the brother. Miss Beryl Gro gan was referee. It was charged In court today that Rounds, getting- the worst of the fistic duel, used a penknife and stabbed Lar ner five times. Weak from loss of blood, Larner fell exhausted. Lillian and Miss Grogan then lifted him and half carried him to the Grogan home. Larner is In the city hospital and will recover. ' Southern Kdncntor Meet. Richmond, Va., April 17. Co-operation was the burden of the speeches made in the several sections of the conference for education in the South today. Farmers were urged to stand together for mutual protection, for better educational pur poses, for better highways, for comforts for the home, and to stand against the "foe of education morals, an n.i thr linuor traffic The.deieirntos nirnV- nce cudinc tomorrow. --r y '. sK?sry MI-LYIK MEN Editorial in Typo Journal Called President Wilson ''Near 'Statesman. j' TO HAVE LITTLE WEIGHT Appointment to Head of the G. P. 0. Expected, Despite Opposition Being Created. The forces hat are opposing Jumes M. Lynch, president of the International Typographical Union. In the fight for the office of Public Printer that ih now rag ing 'round the foot of the goernmentul plum tree, last night unearthed an edi torial that appeared in the Typographical Journal in October. 1210- In this editorial, which is alleged to hae been written, or at least inspired, by Mr. Lynch, PieMdcnt Wilson, then candidate for Governor of New Jersey, is referred to as "the high-biowed near statesman from Princeton." This editorial is but one link in tho chain the anti-Lynch forces aie forgin? Industrially in their attempt to withhold Mr. Lynch from the place. The ligiit is now at its heicht. and the editorial was receded with a whoop of joy in the opposition camp. Mnmlx In IIIkIi Finnr. It has been said that Mr. Lynch stands high In the favpr of President Wils-.ii, and, the opposition argues, this document is calculated to shatter whatever chances the union leader may have had of the appointment, inasmuch as not only does the preachment speak of the President in JAMES M. T.YXCH, President of International TypogTni Meal Union. slighting terms, but it intimates that ho may expect little support from the labor unions because of certain anti-labor statements with which he Is accredited. The. editorial as it appeared in the labor paper- reads: "Woodrow Wilson, president of Princeton University, is tne Demo cratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey, and is also being groomed by certain interests as a candidate for President on the Demoratic ticket in 1912. The only comment we care to riiake is to quote from an utterance made by this learned states- man, when lie declared that 'the labor unions reward tno shiftjess and in competent at the expense of the able and industrious.' Other statements DIG UP COMMENT HEMADE1NI9IQ BBbW '"'-1 -BBBH V ''':'':-9BBBl BBBt JB -"'.ZBHBBVBV iBK" IIibbH Hk.- iC-LaiaiBBBBBB HkK-vBBBBBBBBBBE bbbbbHibmHbWIH EARTHQUAKE IS COMING! SO OHIO PREACHER SAYS " rf FAILS TO WARN WILSON Washington is going to be destroyed by an earthquake. This was the dire message bi ought to the White House yesterday b Rev. W. H. Snyder, of Elyria, Ohio. Tho minister declared that he was warned of the disaster in a dream, and that he wished to tell the President about it. so that the executive might es cape. Tho messenger of evil was turned awaytrom me Executive Mansion be fore lie could 1 each Secretary Tumulty. Rev. Mr. Snyder said he was not sure of the exact date of the earthquake, but he wns goinsr to leave Washington Im mediatelj. "s as not to get caught." HARRYXPATTERSON NEW HEAD OF M. AC. Trustees Elect President After Long Meeting, Ending Fight of Weeks. bivcial to Tlw alucztoii ilerald. Baltimore. Md., April 17. Ending a light of weeks, Harry J. Patterson, for the last twenty-five years connected with the Maryland Agricultural College, to day was elected president of that insti tution at a meeting of the trustees held in the Hotel Rcnncrt. He succeeds Capt. P. W. Silvester, who resigned December 4, 1911'. Mr. Patterson was born in Blair Coun ty. Pa., forty-five jears ago. He was connected with Pennsylvania State Col lege in the capacity of assistant chemist for two years after his graduation in ISm;. a year after he camn tn iir -vr,...,. land experimental station, in 1SSS, he was appointed chief chemist. He is a master of the Maryland State Grange and a director of the First Na tional Bank of Hyattsville. Bv virtue of his present position, he becomes the secretary of the State board of agricul ture. The new president was elected after a session that lasted for several Vim, The final vote was: Patterson, 10: Dr. H A. Morgan. 5; Prof. A. B. Crocheroii, 1. Dr. H. A. Motgan was the choice of Gov. Goidsboro-.-gh for the presidency. He was recommended nearly two months ago by the Governor and Harry B. Skip per as members of the committee on nominations. Prof. A. B. Croeheron, principal of the Sparks Baltimore County Agricul tural High School, was recommended with Dr. Morgan. The former was sup ported by Robert Crain and Frank R Kent. iVow SnflrriiKc BUI for England. London, April 17. Chancellor David Lloyd-George announced in Commons this afternoon that the government had sea aside May 5 and 6 for debate Upon the woman enfranchisement blh. This announcement was tantamount to the declaration that a bill granting suffrage to women will be introduced at once and Is regarded as a victory for the mili tant suffragettes. of the same caliber could be quoted. We are of the opinion that members of organized labor will not 'holler themselves hoarse' for the high browed, near-statesman from Prince ton in the present campaign In the 'Skeeter' State. Strong as is the force that Is being brought to bear on President Wilson to prevent Mr. Lynch being named to tho head of the largest print shop in the world, the interests behind .the head of the Typographical Union are no less ac tive. He is supported by a loyal army of printers that is recruited from the world who are pledged to his fight. Army Uncle of Lynch. The retainers of " the Indianap"oTis leader point principally to his record in the printing world as his qualification for the office or Public Printer. Mr. Lynch's first experience in an ex ecutive office was as president of the Syracuse (N. T.) Trades Assembly. H. served seven terms as president of that body before his election to the vice presidency of the International Typo graphical Union in 1S99. He was cle- ateu to the presidency of the interna tional body the following year, nl thouh opposed "in the lace for presi dent by Samuel B. Donnelly, the retir ing Public Printerv Wool, Silk, Wood, Paper, and Sundries Schedules Un changed. CLOTHING RATE UPHELD President Again Is Attacked for Al leged Interference with Con gress' Prerogatives. Every effort to amend the Underwood bill In Important particulars at the Dem ocratic caucus yesterday failed. On one occasion it seemed as if the Underwood leadership was about to be jolted, but the easy boss from "Alabama arose In his place, contributed a few well-chosen remarks, and his critics took to their scats beaten. The caucus made progress on the bill yesterday. The wool, silk, wood pulp and paper, and flie sundries schedules were passed just as they were reported by the Committee ou Ways and Means. Debate on the free list also was con cluded. All that remains to be disposed of arc the administrative features of the bill and the income tax section. The leaders said last night that the caucus would conclude. Its work tomorrow night, and that the bill will be called up for discussion in the House early next week. Only one change was made In the bill yesterday. Phosphoric acid, which was taxed 2 per cent by the bill, was transferred to the free list at the request of Representa tive Bartlett of Georgia, who said that the product was an important element :n the manufacture of fertilizers. He pointed out that this product was on the free list of the existing law and he thought that no change should be made. The committee made no objection, and the transfer to the free list was au thorized. . Free Clothes Defeated. The real fight arose over au amend ment offered by Representative Bathrick of Ohio providing that ready-made cloth ing should be admitted free of duty He insisted that as raw wool was to be ad mitted free that a like policy should be adopted in the case of clothing. This amendment was defeated by a vote of 6S to 99. A substitute amendment, pro viding a rate or 15 per cent on ready made clothing, was also defeated. The caucus thus retained the "5 per cent rate of the Underwood bill. Opposing the amendment to nut readv- made clothing on the free list Leader Underwood conceded that the rates of tho wool schedulu would hurt many in dustries. He said he Wat inr-ll,1 tn 1 believe that many jiillls would be put oui oi ousiness. lie insisted that there were factories In this country equipped with inefficient plants, and that they were badly administered, and he had no doubt they would go out of commission, upon the approval by the President of the pending hill. Mr. Underwood de clared that many woolen factories were maintained under the special privilege of protection. He s-aid that cconomically tlicy had no place In the Industrial life of tho land. They were "hot-housed" under protection conditions and could not expect to survive under the competitive conditions that would result from the adoption of the new tariff. Owing to the absence of members In terested, action on raw silk, raw rubber, and tungstin ores, all of which are on the free list of the pending bllL, was de ferred for the present. There seemed to be some doubt as to the wisdom of admitting these products duty free, and Chairman Underwood and his associates agreed to pas?s them until the members most directly concerned "jTe given an opportunity to express cwlr views. President la Criticised. Representative Decker, a new member from Missouri, severely criticised the President for his alleged interference in the framing of the tariff bill. Mr. Deck er first paid his respects to the members ot the Ways and Means Committee. He declared that the committee was at tempting to run the whole House, and he complained. that the committee mem bers, as well as other veterans were in clined to criticise raw recruits who had the temerity to express themselves in the caucus. Mr. Decker said that the veterans had gone to the extreme of hooting new members, and the Mis sourlan added that he was tired of such treatment. Representative Decker said the President had gone too far in his suggestions relative to the' tariff. The Mlssourian appeared to be of the opin ion that Mr. Wilson should "shinny on his own side." "President Wilson has just as raucn right as any other citizen to express his views on the tariff," replied Representa tive Thomas ot Kentucky. Mr. Thomas said there were 4,000 Items In the Un derwood bill. The President had recom- Contlnned on Page Three. WASHINGTONIANS NAMED PRESBYTERY DELEGATES Meeting in Baltimore Convenes After Transacting Business for Po tomac Division. Special to The, Washington Herald. Baltimore, Md.. April 17. After having completed a volume of routine work. electing fc-dr delegates to the general assembly, and selecting Floris, Fairfax County, Va., as Its next meeting place, in September, the Presbytery of the Po tomac closed its sessions today in Frank lin Street Church. Gep. A. C. Trippe, of Baltimore, and a director of the Presby terian Orphanage, at Lynchburg; Va., made a stirring appeal to the presbytery . for additional funds for running the orphanage, and at the conclusion a reso lution was offered and adopted granting a substantial increase for thjs purpose. The following commissioners were elected to represent the presbytery in the general assembly, which convenes In Atlanta, Ga., May 15: Drs. R. H. Flem ing, of Hillsdale, Md., and John Lee Al lison, of Alexandria, Va.. as the minis terial delegates: Drs. W. J. McMillan, of Maryland Avenue Church. Baltimore, and- A. L. Ferryman, ot Waterford, Va., as alternates. The lay commissioners elected were C. W. Dorscy, of Hillsdale, Md.. and Dr. R. O. Sadler, of Baltimore, with Julian C. Keith, of Warrenton, Va., and If. C. Macatee, of Washington, as alternates. Dr. Samuel S. Laws, of Washington, one of the oldest ministers of the pres bytery, attended all tho sesaions Nephew Admits There Is Lit tle Liklihood of Pontiff Regaining Health. DOCTOR IS PESSIMISTIC Aiother Crisis Like Those of the Last Few Days Expected to Re sult Fatally. Rome, April 17.-While it was announced tonight that Pope Plus is improved, little hope is entertained at the Vatican for his ultimate recovery. Cardinal Merry dal Val is reported to have said tonight that should the Pontiff survive his present Ill ness there is small hope that he will have sufficient strength to again assum3 the active work of the papacy. The official night bulletin Issued at the Vatican was as follows: "His holiness passed a calm dav with out fever. Temperature, 98.2. The im provement in the bronchial trouble con tinues. The Pope slept for several hours during the.day. 1 "CTTOHE MARCHIAFAVA, ANDREA AMICI." Llttl? Hope of Recovery. Mgr. Parolln. the Pope's nephew, after leaving the papal bed chamber toniirhr said: "I regret to state that small hope is entertained for the ultimate recovery of the Pope. The pontiff's condition is now like the flame of a flickering lamp, lia ble to go out at any minute. While his holiness has improved during: the last eighteen years, he is very weak, and tbc complications from which he is suf fering are a tremendous drain upon his constitution." A severe attack of dysentery which began last night and continued during the day further weakened the holy fathcr. Dr. Amici said tonight: "The Pope is in a very weakened con dition, due to the several aliments with which he is afflicted. The greatest fear is now felt that he may die of exhaus tion. From his present condition there is no indication of immediate death; he may live ior a week more.' The pontiff sat up in bed today for some time, despite contrary orders from the attendant physicians. The change appeared to benefit the pontiff, however, v. as he remarked to Dr. Amici that his lungs and throat felt relieved for the fust time since his last relapse. Unlletlnn Too Optimistic. Cardinal Orcglia. dean of the Sacred College, notified Cardinal Merry del Vl. papal secretary of state, that In the event of the Pope's death, he , would be pre pacd to assure t!re cfutles of"his office Cardinal Oreglia received a report to day that there was a possibility that the optimistic bulletins issued through out the day might not be disclosing the true condition of the pontiff, and the aged cardinal promptly dispatched a messenger to the Vatican. Cardinal Oreglia was assured by Cardinal Merry del Val that the condition of the Pope was much improved today, and that no immediate fears were held. Pope Pius today summoned Cardinal Merry del Val and held a long consulta tion with the latter. It is believed that the Pope gave the cardinal certain in structions upon matters concerning the church to be carried out in case he does not recover. Princess Bclmonte. lady in waiting to Queen Margharita. called at the Vatican this evening and inquired as to the Pope's condition on behalf of the Queen. PONTIFF'S CONDITION GrJL. SAYS REPORT TO LONDON London. April 17. The Dally Mail re ceived the following message from Rome tonight: "The Pope's condition remains grave. There has been some improvement in the bronchitis, but there is extreme general weakness in the action of the heart, an 1 consequently there Is the greatest anx iety at the Vatican. "A competent authority said today hat should the Pope experience a cribit simi lar to the one of three days ago he would not be able to survive it. It was further stated that such a crisis may arrive at any moment." THAW'S LAWYER INDICTED. J. X. Anhnt ChnrKeil vrith Attt-mnt-Inc to Urine- Mnttenivnn Head. New York, April 17. John Nicholson Anhut, former attorney for Harry K. Thaw, was indicted by the 'grand jury today, charged with bribery in an attempt to obtain Thaw's release from Mattea wan. The attorney furnished $5,000 bonds, and will be arraigned April 22. John R. Russell, superintendent of Matteawan, told Gov. Sulzer that he be lieved Anhut to be the person who of fered him $25,000 to aid in freeing the slayer of Stanford White. Anhut denied the charge. As a result of the Govern or's investigation. Superintendent Rus sell was discharged. Thaw recently ap peared as a witness before the grand jury which -indicted Anhut. Povtcra to Rnhe Dlockndc. Vienna, April 17. It was learned from a semi-official source today that the powers have decided to ralse the block ade of the Montenegrin coast. Imnrnnci Offlcinl Killed. Pittsburg. April 17. John W. Ohrum, general manager of the Preferred" Acci dent Insurance Company, of New Tork, was run down and killed by a street car here today. About Signs. The signs of olden times were made of wood or tin or card board they could be seen all over the country on fences, on gates, on houses, on wagons, and in many other' places. The signs of present times are' the little Want Ads. While 1,000 people might see a sign on a fence tn the course of a year many thousands of people are mire to see your little Want Ad In The Herald, which goes to two-thirds of Washing ton bright and early cverymorn ins. Phone Main 3300. S y;'