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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Fair today; tomorrow, incrcaj
ing cloudiness andywarmer.
Yesterday's temperatures Max
imum, 55; minimum, 40.
The Herald has the largest
morning Lome circulation, and
prints all the news of the world,
witn many exclusive features.
NO. 2388
WASHINGTON, X. G, MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1913.
ONE CENT.
mp- 'ni'wm$
YOUNG MAN SELF
SLAINBURGLAR
HUNTJSJUTILE
Son of Louis Seibold Killed by
' Bullet He Intended for
Intruder.
WARNING IS IN VAIN
Lives Two Hours After Renoval to
Hospital Father Hastily Called
from New York.
Martin Scfbold, the twenty-two-year-old
son of Louis Seibold. a poltical writer
on the New York World, and nephew of
George Seibold, secretary of the Colum
bia Typographical Union, and Fred Sei
bold, of this city, is dead, as the result
of having accidentally pulled the trigger
of a revolver last night while the guest
of his cousin, Shcrley E. Downing, 16j4
Monroe Street Northwest, at a dinner
party.
Young Seibold and Mr. and Mrs. Down
ing were in the parlor of the Downing
home when the accident occuried. Short
ly bctorc John L. Kritbaum, 1G3S Monroe
Street, had called Seibold and Downing
to nib residence to asblst in capturing a
burglar, who was believed to have en
tered tlic house. Downing went up stairs,
piocurcd his revolver, and, with Seibold,
went to search for the intruder. Falllns
to find the burglar, the two returned
home.
TrlBKor ArelUontnlly Tolled.
In the pat lor, Seibold asked Downing
to "let me sec it." meaning the revolver.
"Be careful. It goes oft easily," Down
ing told Seibold.
Seibold, st is said, looked into the re
volver, and in some manner the trigger
was pulled, the bullet crashing through
his right temple, coming almost out on
the left bide of the head. It plowed
through the brain.
Dr. W. S. Hardesty, of the Wellington
apartments, huiriedly was summoned,
while an ambulance from Emergency
Hos-pital wa.s called. Dr. Hardest!' !aid
that Seibold could not live but a few
hours. At Emergency he died at 110
o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Dodson, par
cuts of Mrs. Downing, also live at 1C34
Monroe Street, but they were on the
second floor when the accident occurred
Young Seibold came tn Washington last
Thursday to attend a birthday party of
one of his relatives, and while here, also
to visit other members of his father's
family. Ilia. grandfather. ! P. Seibold,
ies a prominent merchant in George
town, Downing invited Seibold to be his guest
at dinner last evening. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Downing say that it was undoubt
edly an accident. Seibold seemed per
fectly happy, according to his relatives
and friends.
At one time young Seibold wag a mem
ber of David Warfi eld's theatrical com
pany. For the past few weeks he had
been contemplating going West, a friend
hi Oklahoma having offered him a re
."ponsiblc position on a ranch.
His grandfather, grandmother and two
iincles were almost heartbroken over the.
accident. The father. Louis Seibold is
one of the best known newspaper men
In New York. Immediately after the
Xocidcnt he was notified and is expected
to arrive in Washngton today. Coroner
Nevitt is conducting an investigation.
ACtOR'S WIFE KILLED IN
AUTOMOBILE COLLISION
of
Mrs. Mary II. Wurncr Victim
Crash Koor Companion
Kucnpe Injnrlca.
New York, April 26. Mrs. Mary B.
Warner, wife of Henry B. Warner, the
actor, was killed this afternoon on the
Merrick Road, near Frecport. when an
automobile in which she was riding col
lided with another and upset The ma
chine was being driven by Maurice
Campbell, the theatrical manager, and
the others in it were Miss Fay Wheeler,
Sib.ey Brown. Jr., and Mr. Warner.
The four of them escaped with slight
bruises.
The other automobile belonged to T. C.
Stcinway. of this city, and in it at the
time were his chauffeur, Edward Baker,
Mrs. Baker, and their three children.
Mrs. Warner was the widow of F. R.
Hamlin, a well-known theatrical man of
Chicago, when she married Mr. Warner
in 190". He was at that time leading
man for Miss Eleanor Robson, now 'Mrs.
August Belmont.
Probe of Baseball Trust Is
Threatened by Cobb's Friend
Representative Hardwick of Georgia to Introduce a Resolu
tion Calling for an Investigation Into the
Georgia Peach's Case.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb, the leading citi
zen of the South from April to October,
according to the best belief of several
millions of fans, is about to become a
national issue. The recent exhibition of
stubbornness on the part of the "Georgia
Peach," with regard to affixing his sig
nature to a Detroit contract and the
fact that' under the rules of organized
baseball Tyrus will either have to ac
cept the meager salary of 512,500 for six
months' work all that an associate Jus
tice of the Supreme Court gets Tor
twelve months' labor or take up some
other vocation, has stirred the soul of
Representative Thomas W. Hardwick of
Georgia. Ty is a const'tuent of Hard
wick's. ,
Representative Hardwitfk, it is prom
ised, will Introduce a resolution calling
for an investigation by the House of the
facts surrounding not only Cobb's con
tract but the restrictive practices of the
organized baseball of the nation, as rep
resented in the national commission, the
two great leagues, and all the little ones.
More than a year .ago Representative
Thomas Gallagher was obsessed with the
idea that baseball ought to be investi
gated. He Introduced a resolution call
ing for a thorough probe of the situation.
The resolution Tecitod that Congress was
desirous to investigate and secure infor
mation to dissolve trusts or Illegal com
binations In restraint of trade and the
liberties of the American people. Con
gress was more Interested just then in
the American people than the American
League, and the resolution was permitted
to slumber in the Committee on Rules.
BELMONT TROUBLES
TO BE AIRED IN COURT
Chorus Girl Wife of Fiaaader's Soi
te Start Suit for Separatism aid
Mainteaaace Tomorrow.
New York. April 20. Mrs. Ethel Lor
raine Belmont, chorus girl wife of Ray
mond Belmont son of August Belmont,
the financier, will begin action for sepa
ration Tuesday. Notice of the coming
suit having been served upon young Bel
mont by publication, and the legal time
expiring tomorrow, the impulsive love
affair will be aired in court according
to Mrs. Belmont Mrs. Belmont declares
that she had not seen Raymond since
her arrival in New York last week, nor
does she expect to. She declared that
she loved the young man "better than
anything else in the world."
"But Itis now time that I took action,"
she added. "I shall sue for support and
maintenance, I shall ask for a sum
commensurate with my position as the
wife of the son of one of New York's
richest and most influential men. The,
court shall hear the entire .story. I
shall show that I was not a siren luring
the youth from his family. He insisted
that he loved me, and I knew that I
loved him. I married him only after
many refusals.
"August Belmont offered to settlo the
affair by giving me a sum of money.
I hesitate to mention the amount It
was pitifully small not enough to keep
my dog in biscuits for a year. It was
refused, and I laughed at Mr. Belmont's
emissaries. I am sorry to have to do
this, but I would be a sorry spectacle it
I allowed Raymond Belmont to make a
fool of me. I would not be fair to my
self, nor my sex. The suit will be
brought Tuesday in all probability."
SPECULATED ON
General Belief Is that It Will
Be Given to Metropoli
tan Museum.
MAY GO UNDER HAMMER
Art Works Constitute Greater Part of
Estate and Son's Funds for Market
Operations Will Be Limited.
New York," April 20. An early state
ment is conlidcntly expected from J P.
Morgan as to his intentions with regard
to the great art collection of his father,
which was devised to the son by the will
-which will be offered for probate tomor
row. i
In art circles "today, and particularly
among the trustees of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, there was a general ex
pression of belief that ultimately Mr.
Morgan will carry out the plan of his
father, as expressed in the will made
public on Saturda. of making the col
lection "permanently available for the
Instruction and pleasure of the American
people." This, despite the fact that hie
father specifically provided that he laid
no obligation, "legal or moral," upon
his son with regaid to the disposition
of the collection.
I'nder this clause of the will, it was
observed today, Mr. Morgan, if he bo
desires, or if the necessity should arise,
Lmay dispose of the art collection by sale,
nind in this connection there was consid
erable discussion outside of art circles
as to the probability of this world-fa
mous collection being disposed of to the
highest bidder.
The talk in this connection hedged
about the comparatively small propor
tions of the Morgan fortune and the re
sponsibilities which will devolve upon Mr.
Morgan as new head of the banking
house. According to the preliminary es
timates of the size of the fortune, it con
sists of 510,000,000 in real estate, insur
ance, bank, railroad, industrial, and
other stock, and cash, and $60,000,000 In
art collections.
"Working Capital Small.
An analysis of the estate, under these
conditions, shows thai, leaving the art
collection out of the reckoning, there is
available for all purposes $40,000,000. Of
this sum, Mr. Morgan willed away in ab
solute bequests, annuities, &c, in round
numbers J20.000.000, so that there remains
outside of the art collection the
sum of $20,000,000 as the working cap
Representative Hardwick ast summer
did most of his investigating from a scat
just back of first base.
Senator Hoke Smith, who also has Ty
Cobb for a constifuent, is beginning to
take an Interest in the Cobb matter.
Senator Smith, however, wrote to the
interested, citizens and told them that if
there was so much harm being done he
would like to review the contracts which
they claimed restrained Ty from earning
an honest $13,000 as a player.
"I wrote these friends otr Ty's they
are friends of mine, too to ship me at
once a copy of the contract offered to
Cobb, and also the other contracts which
he has from time to time made with the
Detrojt team. Off-hand I am not willing
to express the opinion that the contracts
as phrased are illegal, but they must be
interesting documents, and I would like
to look them over. If the present form
of contract between the club owners and
the players Is illegal it will have to be
corrected, but I am not ready to express
an opinion upon so important a subject
off-hand."
Representative Gallagher resolution
said, among other things:
"Its officers announce daily through
the press the dictates of a governing
commission. How competition is stifled,
how territory and games are appor
tioned, how the prices are fixed which
millions must pay to witness tho sport;
how men arc enslaved and forced to ac
cept salaries and terms or be barred
forever from playing, and of the other
acts incident to trafficking in a national
pastimo for pecuniary gain
D SPOS TION OF
MORGAN GALLERY
ital for the succeeding J. Pierpont Mor
gan to maintain the credit of the Mor
gan banking houses which it enjoyed
under the man who has laid down tho
scepter.
Wall Street men, in contemplating this
flguro today, laid it down a a precedent
that under J. Pierpont Morgan, the
younger, ' Henry Davison, Thomas "W.
Lament, and the other members of the
Arm. the house of Morgan will lose no
credit in the street But at the same
time it was pointed out tho elder J.
Pierpont Morgan enjoyed a world-wide
prestige that he could not pass along
to his successors. This prestige was
based, not upon Mr. Morgan's personal
wealth, but upon his ability to command
in almost unlimited supplies, the wealth
of others, when an emergency arose.
His dominating personality was equal to
millions In itself. And these advantages
the house of Morgan ,will not be able
to command once, now that tho dyuumlcj
rorce has been stuiea Dy aeain.
Bis: Inheritance Tax.
Tho fact was pointed out today, that
if Mr. Morgan elects to retain full owner
ship of the art collection, he will be un
der the necessity of paying an Inheritance
tax upon it amounting to almost two and
one-half million dollars, further depleting
his working capital twenty millions. None
(f the members of the board of trustees
of the Metropolitan Museum would dis
cuss the probabilities for publication, but
there was a general agieement among
them that ultimately the Morgan col
lection will pass into the possession of
the city.
GEN. MENA RELEASED
FROM PANAMA ZONE
President Wilson Strikes Another Blow
at the Policies of the Taft
Administratioa.
STORY OF HIS CAPTURE
In ordering the release of Gen. Luis
Mcna from confinement to tho limits
of the Panama Canal Zone, President
Wilson has struck another severe blow
at the policies of the Taft administra
tion with respect to Latin. America.
The elimination of Gen. Mcna from the
situation lr Nicaragua was one of the
principal achievements of Secretary
Knox in dealing with the revolution
in Nicaragua last summer. After the
disturbance in Nicaragua ended last
December it was felt by Secretary
Knox that the peace of Central Ameri
ca and especially that of Nicaragua re
quired that the Nicaraguan leader be
kept where he then was, at the Ancon
Hospital, Canal Zone.
The circumstances leading up to Gen.
Mena's becoming practically a prisoner
of the United States were most unusual.
Last July, .when occupying the position
of secretary of war in the Nicaraguan
cabinet. Gen. Mena took the major por
tion of the army and began a revolt
against President Adlofo Diaz. He es
tablished himself aC Granada, forty miles
from-Managua, the capital, and seized
the property of the Amcncan-ownea
railroad company and steamship company
on Lake Nicaragua. American forces
were sent to the protection of American
property and the American Legation at
the request of President uiaz.
Rear Admiral Sourherland, command
ing the American forces, reopened the
railroad communications arfd demanded
of Mena the sur-ender or. all American
property in his rosses&lon.
Mena not only turned back the prop-
ertv. but surrendered himself, his son.
and 800 soldiers to Admiral Southerland
His only conditions In making the sur
render were that he and his son Daniel
should be taken under the proctccion
of the United States. He consented to
go to tho Canal Zone, and pledged himself
not to return to Central America
Early in October he arrived at Panama
on an American warship. He was so
ill that he. was sent to the American
hospital at Ancon, and has been there
ever Bince. He is suffering from an
incurable disease, .it is stated. Gen.
Mena asked fora writ of habeas cor
pus, but the courts of the Canal Zone
denied the writ and held that the Presi
dent could lawfully hold Mcna on the
Canal Zone. His son Daniel was re
leased, however, early in the year, and
immediately joined the colony of Central
American exiles at New Orleans.
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vi2 Southern Railway, April 22, 23, 21,
account meeting Good Roads Federa
tion. Fares open to the nubile. Consult
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GET OFF. THE EARTH-IT'S
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ENGLAND ALLY
AGAINST JAPS
Alfred Noyes, British Poet,
Says England Would Back
U. S. in Trouble.
TALKS OF CANAL TOLLS
Britisher Feels 'that Wkaterer Conclu
sion President and Congress
Reach Will Be Right.
"If any difficulties should arise between
this country and Japan in consequence of
the anti-alien bill whichls now before
the California State Legislature, tho
moral support and sympathy of England
would be entirely with the United States,"
said Alfred Noyes, the distinguished Eng
lish poet, at the Shoreham yesterday. Mr.
Noyes Is accompanied by his wife, who,
before her marriage, was Miss Garnett
Daniels, tho daughter of an American
army officer who served under Gen.
Grant in the Civil War and was subst,
ouently sent to England as American
consul at one of the important coastwise
ports. -
"Blood is thicker than water," said Mr.
Noyes, "and. this saying would be espe
cially appropriate should, an American
Japanese contingency arise. So many of
our men and women have married into
American families and vice versa, myself
included, that aside from our close racial
relationship, we would almost feel in duty
bound to give our moral support and
sympathy to thfe American people.
"One cannot really blame California
under the circumstances sis reported in
the press for trying to protect her own
Interests and her own people. I do not
think, however, that there will be any
serious trouble and am convinced that a
satisfactory solution will be found sat
isfactory and acceptable to both parties."
Confident of Justice
Mr. Noyes has the fullest confidence in
the fairness of the United States govern
ment in dealing with the Panama Canal
question, and said ho felt that whatever
measure is taken by the President and
Congress in relation to the toll question
would be equitable and just
Asked what impressed him most in this
country, Mr. Noyes said the universi
ties. "The system, if one may call it
such, prevailing at your American uni
versities," said Mr. Noyes. "is highly
commendable. It serves to keep them
in the closest touch with questions of
public interest which arc taken up by
them with a most relreshing enthusiasm
and promptness.
Fond of Baseball.
While visiting New York a few days
ago he witnessed the first baseball
game In his life. It happened to be
when the Nationals played the New
York team and defeated them. "It
is a fine game." said Mr. Noyes, who
promised to see the game between
Boston and the home team tomorrow.
When asked whether he subscribed
to equal suffrage. Mr. Noyes answered
in the affirmative, but hastily added
that he did not believe in tho manner
some of those who are endeavoring to
secure it are employing.
The mission of poetry today was out
lined by Mr. Noyes as follows:
'"Poetry has onjy one real mission to
day," uaid Mr. Noyes, "and I think
it is summed up In a line of Hagcdorn's
in his book called 'A Trooper of the
Guards' 'Give Us Our Gods 'Again.'
That is the whole keynote of the really
great poetry of the day, and the men
who are writing poetry worth while
are striving after-it
Mr. Noyes is not interested In Mr. Kip
ling's programme of military imperial
ism; but he is greatly interested in the
idea of an imperialism of peace, wiiich
he feels can be imposed upon the world,
If only all the English-speaking peoples
will ,band themselves together in a spir
itual empire. He feels that America and
England, If only they will work together,
are large enough and strong enough to
hold the citadel of peace inviolate for
ever. Smitiny In Philadelphia.
A trip till of interest and pleasure.
Sunday Excursion only J2.r0. Philadel
phia and) return, next Sunday, April 27,
j'ennsyiwuiia jtauroari. z.s. io unestcr;
J2 to V
ilniinston and return. Special
train 1c
cs wasmngron t:jj a, m.
MY TURN. '
MARTIN NOT ON SHIP.
nffortn to Find .Missing Broker In
SviIns Resort Alao Fraitlesq.
London, April 20. The Dally Mail is in
receipt of a wireless message from tho
captain of the liner Walmcr Castle,
bound for Capetown, saying that there is
no passenger aboard answering the de
.scriptlon of J. W. Martin, the missing
Memphis, Tenn., cotton dealer.
The same newspaper's correspondent at
Vevey, Switzerland, wires that he has
seat died the district for Martin or for
the sender of the telegram saying
"Cease inquiries, &c," but that all clews
Ki.ve proven futile. It is suggested that
thl sender of the telegram arrived there
by train and stopped only long enough
to flic the message.
'POPE IS RESTLESS; '
RECOVERY DELAYED
Bad Day Sets Pontiffs CoaTalesceace
Back Official Balletia Is
Optimistic.
COUGH SHOWS IMPROVEMENT
Rome, April 20. Pope Pius spent a
restless day and his condition tonight is
such that the papal physicians do not
think that the patient will become con
valescent before the end of the week.
The one official bulletin issued this
morning was as follows:
"Tn Pope is gradually regaining his
xoices ana appears xo oe stronger toaay
than for some time past He has been
entirely without fever for four days and
the bronchial affection is steadily im
proving. "ETTOnK MAItCHIAFAVA.
"ANDREA A.MICI."
His Holiness spent a very quiet day
and was under, the strict orders of tho
physicians, who maintain that absolute
rest and quiet is necessary for his re
covery. He was able to take considerable
nourishment during the day, although it
was of a very light order. His cough
is improving daily ana does not now ap
pear to tax his strength to the same ex
tent as it did a day or so ago.
In the late afternoon His Holiness
complained to Dr. Amici and Cardinal
Merry Del Val that lying in a horizontal
position continuously had become most
Irksome. The physicians thought it best,
however, to keep the pontiff In bed dur
ing the day to conserve as much as pos
sible his strength.
Angclo Sarto, the Pope's brother, was
refused admittance at the Vatican doors
by tho Swiss guard when he called this
morning to see his brother. After much
protesting, a sergeant of the guard ar
rived and identified the brother, and he
was admitted to the "papal chamber.
TEN HURT IN CRASH
OF TWO AUTOMOBILES
Accident Near Philadelphia Badly
Shakes Up Motorists and Two
May Be Seriously Injured.
Camden, N. J April 20. Ten persons
were 'seriously injured late today when
two motor cars collided near Haddon
Heights. Robert Lever, a mill owner, of
Philadelphia, and his family were on their
way home from Atlantic City, when their
machine ran Into one driven by Charles
Cheeseman, of Mount Ephratalm. who
had his family with him for a Sunday
afternoon drive.
The machines collided head on, both
being wrecked and the occupants of each
car were scattered about the Kings
Highway where the collision occurred.
The four occupants of Lever's car were
badly shaken up and sustained severe
bruises. Charles Cheeseman, however.
was seriously injured. He sustained se
vere injuries to the head and back and
his spine may be fractured. All the in
jured were taken to the Cooper Hospital,
Camden, and they include Miss Jennie
Turner, Robert Lever, Lydla Lever", his
daughters and Cyril Lever, a son, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Cheeseman, and their four
children, iarlelle, Rosetti, Noma and
Gwendoline. '
All of the ChccFeman, children were
badly hurt, two of them having broken
bones and the youngest child, Ncba, a
'iaby of a year, Is, still unconscious-
fSJiO Philadelphia and Return SS'O
Only $2.2Ti to Chester, and $2 to Wilming
ton and return, Pennsylvania Railroad,
next Sunday. April 27; special train
leaves Washington 7:20 a. m.
CHAMPION KISSER
FOUND IN GOTHAM
Hit Middle Name Is "Smack" aid He
b Named Cerepoidemt ia
Direrce Suit.
New York, April 20. If Morton S. Ar-
vus desires to enter the kissing Mara
thon, Justice Gavegan will, no doubt,
back him against all comers for the
first prize and blue ribbon. According to
the story Justice Gavegan listened to
In his, court this Arvus is the champion
"smacker" of the Bronx and Harlem,
With just c!alms-ln Manhattan.
David Lockwood, an engineer, of this
city, interrupted an exhibition of Arvus'
oculatory genius when he visited Mrs.
Lockwood at her apartments rather im-
promptuously some weeks ago, and he
was so surprised he immediately began
suit for divorce.
"I didn't see any harm," explained Mrs.
Lockwood today. "Mr. Arvus was so
sociable and nice and he kissed us all."
It developed that the night In question
was the first time Arvus had met Mrs.
Lockwood, but it seems the influence of
his middle name (Smack) was too much
He kissed the young wife and her two
friends when he met them In the park,
then on the street and later in her
apartment, where the husband interrupt
ed. Mrs. Lock wood's only explanation
was that "Mr. Arvus was so sociable and
so fair he divided his kisses equally
between her and her two friends, Miss
Maud Parmstead and Mrs. Evelyn
Maybe."
Justice Gavegan signed the decree, al
lowing the custody of his daughter to
Lockwood, and hurried the kissing bunch
from his court.
Mrs. Lockwood and Arvus left, arm in
arm. and as they passed the door they
were seen to smile.
FLEET TO TAKE
Atlantic Squadron to Cruise
Three Months in the
Mediterranean Sea.
EDUCATION FOR SAILORS
Greatest Demonstration in tie History
of tke Navy to Start About
January 1.
As part of his policy to give the en
listed men of the navy a liberal educa
tion. Secretary Daniels announced last
night that the entire Atlantic battleship
fleet will next winter, make a three
months' cruise in the Mediterranean.
The itinerary of the fleet will be so
arranged as to give every man shore
leave In all -the principal ports of the
countries vteltcd during the cruise.'-
For two years the fleet has not been
on a European cruise. Last year it was
planned to send a division to the Medi
terranean, but an outbreak of cholera,
in a number of ports caused the aban
donment of the cruise. Speaking of the
plans for the foreign cruise. Secretary
Daniels said last night:
"I have decided to send th Atioii
fleet on a winter cruise c. i lg u.v.
most interesting ports of the world, be
cause I believe that we should offer to
the enlisted man every opportunity
which lies in our power to obtain that
knowledge of other countries from per
sonal observation which, in every rank
of life, gives to the traveled man an
advantage over those who have spent
their lives at home in the upward strug
gle. The cruise next winter will be ,;o
timed as to give every man in the fleet
shore leave at every port of interest. I
appreciate from the technical side the
advantage that the officers of the fleet
will gain in a long cruise of this kind,
where . various maneuvers can be car
ried out and many experiments in com
munication between ships and similar
matters carried out under actual service
conditions.
Jtu Kilurationnl Vnlne.
"But what seems to be equally, if not
more, important is the educational value
of this trip to the men behind the guns.
I hope before my administration is ended
that the public will have a clear under
standing of the splendid training in me
chanics which the modern battleship of
fers to enlisted men. No man who has
served in the navy leaves the service
without being far better equipped to earn
his living than he was Before he en
listed." The fleet which will make this cruise
to the Mediterranean will be almost as
much stronger than the fleet which
cruised around the world in 1907-05 as
that fleet was stronger than the famous
White Squadron. The fleet which will
make the cruise to Europe will have a
total tonnage of 364,500, as against the
225,500 tons of all the ships which made
the cruise around the world, ""he White
Squadron, which in 1S90 made the first
appearance of the new navy in European
waters, had a total tonnage of 16,220.
barely half of the tonnage of the single
battleship Pennsylvania now under con
struction. The fleet will leave about January 1,
and will proceed first to Gibraltar. As
many of the ports to be visited are too
small to accommodate all the vessels of
the fleet, It is proposed to divide it into
two squadrons, which will have different
itineraries.
EUROPEAN TRIP
Woman Throws Baby From
Team During Runaway
Harry L. McCormick Catches
the Experience Horses Are Stopped
Without Any
A nlnc-montlt-old baby figured in a re
markable incident yesterday afternoon
at Fourth and G Streets Northwest,
when it was pitched from a runaway
carriage into the arms of a pedestrian,
who safely caught It and later returned
it to ltn parents.
j" and. Mrs. George Bowman and
baby. Miss Inez Wade, and two other
perrons, of 403 Second Street Southeast
Were out for n ride. Directly in front
of the Union Station the ljorse became
frightened at a passing atitofnoblle and
dashed mndly down Massachusetts Ave-
jquc and Into G Street. At Fourth and
SENATE FINANCE
COMMITTEE
OR
PARTY HARMONY
To This End Members Will
Meet Senators Opposed to
Free Sugar and WooL
MINORITY FOR PUBLICITY
Underwood BUI Not Likely to' Reach
the Senate Before the
Middle of May.
Democratic members of the Financ
Committee have agreed .to have a meet
ing in a few days with a number of.
Western and Southern Democratic Sen
ators, who are opposed to free wool and
the provision In the Underwood bill for
free sugar after three years. Senator
Newlands took the initiative on behalf
of the Democratic Senators who are de
sirous of retaining the duty on both
sugar and wool. He represented ten or
twelve, who aro anxious to co-operate
with their party colleagues in the Sen
ate, If possible. They auomitted a re
quest for the conference, and they were
notified yesterday that the Democratic
members of the committee would meet
them and talk over the situation at a
convenient opportunity In the near fu
ture. Democratic members of the Finance
Committee will resume their conferences
on the bill this morning. Up to this time
they have not reached conclusions on
any of the paragraphs in the Underwood
bill. They have considered three or four
schedules, and sentiment has been dis
closed and varying opinions expressed,
but no final settlement of any of the
rates in the Underwood bill has yet been
agreed upon.
Republican members of the Finance
.Committee are making a strong demand
for public hearings, but they are not
likely to have the request granted. It
was learned yesterday that the "Republic
an members of the Finance Commiteo
will probably serve a written request on
the majority members of the committee
for public hearings, signed by every
member of the minority of the Finance
Committee.
A few of-the minority members admit
ted yesterday that they were not very
hopeful of having their request granted.
It is likely that this matter will come up
for consideration at a meeting of the full
membership of the Finance Commife,
which will be hejd tomorrow or Wednes
day. Chairman Simmons has decided to
call a meeting to consider a number of
pending nominations, and it is likely that
the question of tariff hearings will coire
up incidentally.
Atyindc ot Some Senator.
The attitude of certain Western and
Southern Democratic Senators towaud
the sugar and wool schedules has
aroused considerable Interest in the
subject of a Senate party caucus or
conference of Democrats. It is known
that several of the Democrats who de
sire a duty on wool and on sugar are.
unwlllino- in ha j of the party cau-
.j. xney express an intention of
voting for the duties, but will not re
main out of the party caucus If one is
called, and hope to be In a position to
be bound by the result of the caucus.
An Informal canvass of Democratic
leaders in the Senate yesterday dis
closed the fact that there is an over
whelming sentiment in favor of con
sidering the tariff bill in a Democratic
party conference after it has been per
fected by the Democratic members of
tho Finance Committee and before it
is submitted to the full Committee on
Finance or reported to the Senate. But
It is a question whether the effect of
such a party conference will bind the
Senators who participate to the same
extent that a caucus of House Demo
crats ordinarily does. There is a rule
of the Democratic Senate conference,
adppted about two years ago, which
provides that the conference may, by
a two-thirds vote, bind the Senators
participating in it, except on constitu
tional questions, or on subjects on
which individual Senators have com
mitted themselves because of local in
interests. Unless this rule is abrogated, it is the
belief that the Democratic Senate con
ference, when held, will not bind the
Senators on sugar and wool, for the rea
son that the ten or twelve dissenters
from the Underwood bill can justify their
action in refusing to abide by the confer
ence on the ground that they have pub
licly taken a position" in favor of the
duties, and that they are justified under
the rule by the. local Interest in their
respective States.
Semite May r.et 1III1 May 15.
Senate leaders have been advised that
they need not expect to receive the Un
derwood bill from the House before
May 15. They bolicvc that it will come
over shortly after the middle, of next
month. It is estimated that it will b
under consideration In committee or
party conference for ten days or two
weeks, and will probably not get into
the Senate before the first week in June.
The most favorable view expressed to
day by any of the Senate leaders as tc
expediting the measure in the Senate
was that it would not pass much be
fore July 13.
Child, Which Is Uninjured by
Damage.
G Streets' Harry L. McCormick. of Zli
G Street stepped into the street to stop
the runaway. Miss Wade, who was hold
ing the infant in her lap, saw a'chanc?
to toss the child Into McCormick's hands.
VcCormlck ran alongside of the car
riage in an effort to get in a position tc
help the occupants of the Vehicle.
Miss Wade realized In a flash that il
would be better to take a chance on the
baby falling when it was thrown to Mc
Cormick than to have it perhaps killed
should the carriage be turned" over.
Alter the horse had run a few mor
blocks -two men grabbed hold of thm rainx
and brought it to a stop. '
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