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-65 min o se iesmen 6 NO. 3731 maann-F~sa. WASHINGTON, D., C... TUESPAY, JAN"ARY 9v 191T..OECN-...,*si.*gg FATE OF WON INERTETMAYI Vote -on Prolibition by the Upper House Points to Dry Victory. At o lek today the am" Will vote e the snappard bIl, which It passed and adopted by the House, will 01s, al the saloes of Washington em November I There Is little doubt e Its fate in the Guate and the only quested which re eMas to be Is whether the ra dests of the of Columbia was have a right to vote em the wmamsse In a refereadum electiom. The referendum proposal Is modied In a pemdag amendm-ent by Semator Un derwood, of Alabama. Thu a meandma ha I been perfected by emendmnt. or senators Jones. of' Washingtoa. and Kern, of Indiana. to poid1e for a lit oracy test of voters, for penalties for a earrupt election and for woman suffrage for the capital of the nation. Issue Still Doubtful. The Underwood proposal at a late hour last night was s much in doubt an it was three weeks ago, when it failed On a tie vote of S to 3. The referendum faction got a short lived hope yesterday when senator Gore, of oblahon. an anti-referendum voter. was forced to go to the hospital. Ier It was found that he was paired. and his defection will not affect the remult. Both sides to the controversy hinted Yesterday that they had won votes. Neither aide gave names and a fair estl mate of the situation is that it Is un changed. There may be more absentees than be fore, but all absentee votes that were in chded in the lest call have bean paired. Today Senator Kenyon.' of Iowa. will speak at length against the referendum. He will contend that the residents of the District have no right to vote on the question: that It Is not a local question, but a national one. involving interetate commerce. There Is strong likelihood that Mr. Kenyon's speech will be fre quently interrupted by arguments on the other side. What lill Prevides. As the Sheppard bill now star it would prohibit the manufacture an ale f all intoxicating liquors in the District of Columbia and likewise their exporta tion. An amendment to limit importa tions Into Washington of alcoholic bever ages for medicinal and aacramental purt poses was withdrawn mo that even If the Sheppard bill passes a Washingtonian can bring In all the liquor he desires for use In his own home. If the "dry" foroe are e0e04- in all things today they yUNL press for consideratien the e hibition amendment to the at O the United States whith is 10111ed 10 outlaw alcoholic liquors OWN y t er the American flag waves. It Is anticipated that crowded galleries wil; see the final vote in the Senate to day and tickets of admiMion have been issued by the sergeant-at-arms. LLOYD GE3RGE LEADING HGURE AT CONFERENCE British Premier Honored on All Hands During Rome Council Meeting. (By the Inters atienal New. servie.) Londor. Jan. .-Premier Lloyd George. of England. loomed up am the dominating figure at the entente council which has - just been held in Rome. says the Daily Telegraph today. The Telegraph prints the following telegram from its Rome correspondent: "Loyd George Is spoken of by every body as the leading figure In the allied conference. The newspapers publish long and flattering articles about him. and. without disparaging the others. It Is oafe to may he is the most admired among the visitors. All the papers ar, agred in saying that It Is to his Initiative that the holding of the Rome conference Is due. "The discussion touched three xin topics: 1. The military situation In the 14nrand, "4. The economic and financial situation. -S. The peace Isue." CONFESSES ROBBERY; SHOWS LOOT TO POLIC fatentum (Pa.) "Movie Magnate Ad mits Taking $10.000. (Dy the Internatieal Newa Servie..) Pittsburgh. Pa.. Jan. 8.-GuIded by John Hummell. Taratuma. nickelodeon pro prietor, who weakened and confessed to day after an an-night grilling, county da tectives recovered the satchel containing the $10.MW pay roll stolen Saturday from Camillo Turco, Adaen Express mnomn ger. in a daring daylight hold-up at Tar entum. It was hidden under a grapevine in a woods some distanoe from Tarentun. -anel King. chauffeur of the car In which Turco was being driven to the Flaen Glassg plant, end Earl Schwars. Tarentum butcher. are also declared by the police to have oonf..eed their part In the hold-up. Turco was releamed today frem ogetody the authoritiee being con vinced tha he wa. not In on the -fram.. T endau. Jan. iAmneramn din. pach quotIng the Telegraaf thim afte aen, states that B-s-- tan from the Chuterol iemtroe have now been de to Poland to perform emepulsory The Telagraaf cevm *m on the frostier says the Germean are now sqad tug hack acme Belgsan. bet- matine inig other.. 100D 8EHOITan GROWING. ro dm. Jan. Ch-Badaet ipataheu ste the Daily Choemije and Mi gPost today dwelt at lhesth span the growing msmes et the fee4 shertage in Ruemy. Tha auaet emep e~m t the Daly hressie eais that a asced reTdmn of emra has been eseuei, as it he. ha $10 Doer Faven at I la . q t to Fore.. wnamnnton, N. Y. Jan. .-Dinner f% VeS of IM hie were distributed 54? banquet, given by George F. Johnson to thirty bremen in the Endicott-Johnson faetories. Under each plate was found a crisp ew 0 1 b ill. T h e c o lo r s c h e m e o f th e b a n - quet was pes and white, to match the DURANGOTAKEN Via Forces Captured City De cember 20, El Paso Hears. (By the Intesnational News Servise.) El Paso. Jan. .-Durango fell into the hands of Villa on December , according to work brought here today by foreigners who escaped from the city and have reached the border after a long round-about trip. According to their stories, Durango was evacuated by the Carransa garri son without a struggle. Villa looted the city and then evacuated. not at tempting to fortify and hold it. Among those who escaped from Du rango were eight Frenchmen. one Ger man, two other foreigners, including one American. The Frenchmen and the American fled to Nogales, Sonora, whence they escaped to Nogales, Ariz. Disbelief that Carransa forces iwon a big victory at Jimines and Parral ip steadily growing among military off cials. mining men and government agents In El Paso. It in believed that the report from Garcia Bravo, giving lengthy details of an immense victory was a fabrication. A small Villa outpost at Jimines was defeated today by a smaller Carransa force. The combined loss was twenty five dead. Both sides fled after the battle. According to Carransa sources. Gen. Murgula lost sixty-seven officers in his battle with Villa. According to Villa sources. the bandit chief captured 500 prisoners, including thirteen railway operators. Villistas also declare that Villa has won a tremendous victory at Eloro. Word from Juares today had it that Jose Murgula, in command there, had been ordered to reinforce heavily his brother. Francisco. at Chihuahua. It could cause no surprise here if Villa recaptures Chihuahua City. Gen. Bell and mining men heard tonight that Villa is about to attack the capital again. He was last heard from at Satevo. aRMLTED INfAM' While Miss Byrne Faces Jury, Charged with Same Offense. (By the Internatienal News servies.) New York. Jan. &-Circulars advocating birth control were circulated in the Court of Special Sessions in Brooklyn today while the came of Miss Edith Byrne, sis ter of Mrs. Margaret Sanger, charged with disseminating birth control propa ganda, was being heard. Counsel for Miss Byrne told the court the circular. were not being circulated by friends of his clients, but by people who sought to injure their case, and if he ould ds the responsibility he would make a complaint and cause the arrest of the offenders. Society turned out to hear the evidence and lend its presence to the aid of Miss Byrne. Mrs. Mary Whitehouse, a Brook lyn detective. who secured much of the evidence, occupied the witness stand the greater part of the session. Among the society women present were Mrs. Amos Pinchot, Mrs. W. J. Graves. Mrs. lIllian Fassel, Mrs. Harriet Bald win, and Mrs. Frank IL Cochran. SWINDLER AT XIAS; BROKER REST OF YEAR So Police Dere Was Case of Man Held at St. Louis. ipedel to The Washisseon Barl. New York. Jan. L-"Christmas" Keough, the notorious holiday season store swindler just arrested in St. Louis on a New Pork indictment, is declared there to have been positively identified as Alexander P. Macauley,.for the last seven years a highly respected mining broker of Toronto, who still maintains offices and a residence in the Canadian city Macauley is now out on P10,001 bail awaiting a hearing on January 18 in St. Louis, where he was arrested Wednes day. He was charged with being a fugi tive from justice-with having left New York after signing the name of G. H. Meighan to six checks. each for $l0, on well-k- own fro. According to the police Macauley has been going about the country for years and always returning to Toronto with severI thousand dollars just before Christmad. Macaul", when arrested, protested his innocence. He 'sid it was "a case of doubles." TAWE 1'0110BBlEE; RHOT. Wa*seka Ill., Jan. 8.-Mistaken for one of two rubbers who had relieved him of US Prencs La Bounty, a grocer, is deed here today, following a revolver battle with Deputy City Marshal Arthur J. Bailey. La Bounty, after reporting the hold-up, arased himself and, accompanied by a friend, began a search for the hold-up me.. In a dark alley they found Bailey ona milar missiott. Revolver shots rung out following simultaneous deman~ds that the other hold up his hands and La Bounty 0.11, mortally wounded. Pss, Jan. 3,-Whitney Warren, the New York architat who sails for the UtEstates ne inaturday, has just e~5a Dhsaam ad has ma a report to the Praneh lnstitute Upon the condi tie. et the anthedra to supasss* the se he wsae in Ut, after the cathedral MUST BAVE PEACE, WILSON PROGRAM Strenuous Efforts by Admin istration to Secure End of War at Once. President Wilson is prepared to make strenuous efforts toward peace, ad is determined to pres" his peace negotiations in the face of all opposition, diplomatic Washington was convinced last night. No matter what the nature of the reply of the entente powers to the President's peace note may be. the United States will continue to press for peace through any and all diplomatic channels, It was stated, It was learned that further action by the United States can be expected very soon after the entente powers have made clear their- position on the Presidents original peace proposals. The new move will probably take the form of confiden tial communications, sent through Ameri can diplomat, abroad. But it was stated that they will be of a nature to command attention at the capitals of the belliger ent nations. The President is known to feel that every resource must be ex hausted before the effort to end the war ,Is abandoned. Official Washington last might became more and more anxious for the success of the President's plans. Peace discus oiona. particularly among legislative lead era, brought to the front the constant statement that the war must be brought to an end in order to avoid involving the United States in the general melee. Statement, made during the recent peace debate in the Senate by administration Senators emphasizing that we must "bring peace to Europe if we are to pre serve peace in the United States," were recalled and a general feeling prevailed that peace in Europe is more Imperative to the interests of the United States than is generally believed. INKISSED'BRIDE FOUND IN MOUNTAIN REEAT That's Where Los Anveles Lochinvar Had Taken Her in Fast Auto. Sesal to 2e WA=gm Haen. Los Angeles. Jan.5,.-With "the tnkes ed bride" and her indignant family de manding drastic action, the authorttles at two countries and of IAs Angeles city to day were kept bus, trying to figure out what of..,., If any, Ira O. WelteA *ommied when, with the am et te~ allie and-* "long,- low.rakideh' pirat' our he kldMapped his pretty sirl wife, The official atmosphnse woo oppressive with complaints charging battery, inter spersed with threats of a suit for annul ment to be brought by the girl, who, she says, has yet to enter the realm of the blessed or the kissed, according to the terminology favored. And from the "husband-kidnapper" came hints of heavy damages that had been collected by outraged husbands whose "in-laws" had outraged the afec tions of beauties who otherwise would have been loving and dutiful "ives. It was in the mountainous retreat of Pine Crest, fourteen miles from San nler nardina, that the young wife's rescuers found her after she had slipped away from her ardent husband and telephoned to her mother. 'OLIVER OSBORNE' FANS CLAMOR FOR ADMISSION But Cruel Bailif Bars 'Em from Court Room in Safford Trial. Speial to The W&~aston Hrald New York, Jan. 8.-Another chapter was begun today in the Oliver Osborne case when Franklin D. Saford, a former hotel clerk, of Plainfield, N. J., was plae ed on trial a second time in the Federal Court, on a charge of perjury, Judge Hand presiding, The expected appearance as a witness of Charles H. Wax, who declares It was he and not James W. Osborne. the law yer, who was known to Roe Tanser as the "Oliver" Osborne named In her 80,. 000 breach ef promise suit r.;Zinst the lawyer, brught a large crowd today to the FedrI building, but no mere curl osity see rs were admitted to the court. room. At his first trial, last May, Safford swore It was James W. Osborne who, on October 1, 1914, accompanied Roe Tanser to the Kensington Hotel, Plainield, N. J., where Safford was clerk. The Court of Appeals reversed Safford's.convlcton. Of the panel of 100 talesmen fifty-two asked to be excused. Four additional jurors were selected under the old com. mon law to serve in the event that sick ness removed any of the firet twelve. HOLD-UP YOUTH USED GAS. New York, Jan. &-Emma Grines, II years old, who was attacked in the cel Tar of her home, 276 East One Hundred and Fiftieth street, Saturday night, by a youth who robbed her, beat her and then tried to kill her with gas, still is In Lin coln Hospital and probably will remain there several days, She has recovered from moet of her injuries, but is suffering from gas poison ing. BLIND, HE SAVEB GIRL, PhiladelphIa, Jan, . -Whbe asisn his wife and S-year-old daughter, Ben trio., to untrim a Christmas tree last night, Ralph Dilastein, who is blind, ac cidentally pushed the branches into the flame of a lighted lamp. In an instant the whole tree was ablases and Dilsatein, hearing the crackling of the flagmes, grasped his 'daughter In his arms and jumped through the parlor window apoe the front porch. - FAT 00PS TO "EDUCE." Harrisburg, Pa., Jan, .-Warsbr' fat poliemeun are rebeliag. at aae of Mayor Meals to make thin 'redce" and at the same time give the ity better polie protetion. The mayor bha sa-----e he wn!he half a desen. himeest emn~ e stes ean cover mest tastitey, It bdeep. -te .be haees sat ae~ie Seq CW~ag Feise go his cs.e tn* Do a warrant charsig d --etr t brIb , See ora consobwe and A"e other Sharge0 810d0V & osenpirap head The warrant ias obtained by biates Attorney He, ChiefI Healey we bond at bib hoe, it wae waprtdThe amount e edb not be lerned. PROBE BY MAYOR Philadelphia Executive Starts Inquiry Into Model's Death. (BY the 6temarne.... ews serviee.) Philadelphia, Jan, 8.-Thomas B. Smith, mayor of this city, has started an independent inquiry into the death of Grace Roberts. the beautiful model, which Is expected to destroy completely the poll" theory that Bernard Wesley Lewis. the Pittsburgh society men, committed the murder. The mayors Arnt move today was not to requisition the police records of I the came, but to call together the city editors of all Philadelphia newspapers and enlist their co-operation in his investigation. While the mayor was thus obenIng his personal crusade. District Attorney Rotan conducted an extraordinary pro ceeding in his offie-- proceeding whlyunique in the annals of Phila delphia crime. For seven hours today the district attorney, who on Saturday declared the case closed, subjected a dosen per sons to a lengthy inquisition. The per sons thus questioned represented every plane of this city's society, from ne gro janitors to "main line" society folk, from tenderloin habitues to mem bers of exclusive clubs. At the conclusion of his day of in quiry the district attorney said: "Al though I have reopened the case for various reasons, I have not been com pelled to alter my opinion that Lewis is the most logical man on whom to fasten this mirder. "Yes, I heard Bessle Colbert say that Bmory C. Titman told the Colbert family -that the man who gave her sister the diamond ring had threatened to get it 'way from her 'if be had to obeke it out of. her but . ituma denlsb that be ever a tate muent.' IOUSE PASSES BILL GIVING 12,U RAISE Agricultural Bill Provides 5 and 10 Per Cent Increase. More than 120 additional government employes were granted a 5 and 10 per cent graded increase when the House of Representatives passed the Agricultural bill late yesterday carrying approximate ly SP.000000. At the meeting of the local Central IA bor Union last night the P-a-day mini mum wage schedule for all employes of the American Federation of Labor was unanimously indorsed. The Interior branch of the Federal Employes' Union at its regular meeting last night listened to an interesting ad dress from Representative Jbseph J. Taggart, of Kansas. Following the ad dress the officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, Thoma. R Manning, of the Secretary's office; secretary. Mrs. Angela F. Southard, of the Indian Office; media tor, James P. Briggs. of the General Land Office; guardian. Morris E. Sabin. of the Pension Office; member of the executive committee, Miss Carrie 0. Rode and James H. Kesecker, of the Pen sion Office. | Telegraph Tips | London, Jan. 3.-The first detachment of Portuguese has arrived in France to 4ght with the allies. according to dis 'patchs from the western front. Laredo, Tex.. Jan. .-Four men of the party of Mexican bandits who attempted to cross to the American side near Zapata, Tex., have been captured by New Hampshire State guardsmen, It was ad mitted today. Rockview, Iowa, Jan. 8.-Jona Brobst, 22, was electrocuted at the State peniten tiary today for the murder of his W year-old wife at Bethlehem. last May. London, Jan. .-Three vesseis were re ported sunk today. They were the Nor wegian steamer Laupar, 1,40f tons; the Russian schooner Seemel, and the Brit ish schooner Brenda. Pittsburgh. Pa., Jan. 8.-Charles C. Ramsey, president of the Crucible Steel. C p nof America. is in a Serious con dition at his home in Sewickley, it wan learned this afternoon. New York, Jan. 8.-Twenty-ive million dollars in American gold coin from Can ada was deposited in the subtreasury to day by the firm of J. P. Morgan A Co. London,' Jan. 3.-Fresh demonstrations against the entente powere have broken out in Athens, says a dispatch to the Deily Chronicle today. Berlin, via Barq'ille wireles, Jan. 3. The destruction of six mlled aeroplanes by the Germane was reported by the war' office today. Berlin, via Sayville wirelens, Jan, 3. That Francs is doing more than her share in the war and suffering heavier losses than ber allies is the burden of a corn phant by Gem. Perrot, a wef-knw French military critic. New York, Jan. 3.-The alarming epread of tubereulesis among nonembatants in France Is to receive the attestion et 5i anroeeffle foundation, It was easlny anounced here today. n *wm.,a ene~a ~sa mimi HEAS ISUE SUMONS ear Strike if Mamon Law Decision Is Long Delayed. Fearing that they cannot long hold the sundreds of thousands of members of he "Big Four" raIlroad brotherhoods, he chief. of the four organisations have oent out a secret call for a meeting 9t the chairme' of all locals to be held n Chica@o on Thursday, it became mown here yesterday. The meeting, the call set forth, is to sonaider piang of action In connection with the eight-hour day controversy. The botherhood chiefs feel the men are getting impatient, and that they won't be able to hold them In check if there a a delay in the Supreme Court decision mO the Adamson law. The men are clam mring for the law to go into effect. The call for the meeting declared that f the decision is not made before the end )f February, there will be "a prairie fire" )f sentiment among the railroad em loyes which the chiefs will be powerless Lo stop. It is feared here that the meeting in Ohicago is but the forerunner to an Dther strike vote such as was used with success in forcing the eight-hour law Lhrough Congress In record time. The process will be to call a strike for a specified time, with a code message Mown only to the brotherhood chiefs and the local chairmen of the organizations a the only means of calling it off. When the action of the brotherhood thief. is made known to Congress. it is expected that every ounce of energy will be thrown into enacting into law speedily the so-called compulsory arbI tration measure strongly desired by the President. This would successfully com bat any strike plan of the powerful or ganisations of railroad employee. DIET EXERT TARDY; FOOD TEST POMND But Police Rookies Had to Start Event at Supper. New York, Jan. i-Twelve police rook es-on the verge of a three-week diet Lest, were granted their second respite within twenty-four hours when Miss Ma rion F. Walker. expert dietitian, failed to appear wilk the dinner purchsses. Breakfas bad be postponed due to the awkwamsnm of an eary esMftg pro I.ss The eeartaine wgl not take place until s at 5:S. As soon as the twelve rookies learned the Arst meal was not ready they made tracks to various restaurants, and as they were not In training, ate heartily. They were told, however, that the diet would surely start at 51. The twelve then reported back to police headquar 1 2rs. Regarding the test Dr. Eugene Lymnau Fisk. medical director of the Life Exten sion Institute, said today: "The increased inactivity of Americans, owing to the indoor nature of their busi ness, makes the study of the diet an im portant science." 3 ALLEliED SWINDLERS WORKED IN 9 11ES Used Fake Merchandise Plan to Pass Bad Checks. Is Charge. (by the "termatema News service.) Chicago. Jan. i-Three alleged swind lers who are charged with having obtain ed thousands of dollars in several cities by means of a fake merchandise scheme, are under arrest today, and the police say they are hot on the trail of other members of the gang. According to the plan said to have been worked here. the gang opened up a mer chandising store and checking account. After obtaining goods. first with good checks and later with bad, they are ac cused of having shipped them to Brook lyn. closing up their store over night and disappeared. They are said to have pyra mided their checking accounts with as many worthless checks as they could ne gotiate. Local police say that the gang worked in New York, St. Louis, Cincinnati. New port. Ky.. Cleveland. Detroit, Mount Clemens, Mich., Gary. Ind., and East t., Louis. Morris Moskowitz. Isidor Siegel, and Abraham Rohrtlch are the men under ar rest. SUEVEYOR MADE ELUNDER. New York. Jan. i-Dr. C, B. White. whose country home always has been in Putnam County. appealed to Supervisor Bertram Lobdell for relief yesterday, after he awoke and found it moved, by a surveyor's error, over into Westches ter County. Dr. White received first a bill for taxes on his place from the town of Southeast, Putnam County. This did not surprise him, for he had always been taxed there. But he had a shock when he received in the mails a second and larger tax bill placing his home and grounds In North Salem. Westchester County. Su pervisor Lobdell promised to remedy the discrepancy. NEGEO SLaSHER CrASaE. Chester, Pa., Jan. 8.-With a razor In one hand and a blackjack In the other, James Bradshaw, a negro, fought his way through a crowd of M men ater he had slashed Frank Dawsem, a young white man, during an altercatIon at Market Squinre. Blradshaw ran up Mats ket street with the crowd in pursuit. "Lynch the nigger!"' they yelled, but Maeinnney, a' policeman, knocked Brad shaw down withIn a square et City Hall, disarmed him and took hian to the lee up, keeping the mob at beg with Ms e wolver. Bradshaw was heM wtefball. morAYDoN, 3xPoam, pzan. Wrangell. Masks Jan. Sa JnFinlay son, an explorer, for whem Flnlayse. Rlyer ad Finlayson Zaa in ae territmry, were named, Os teely, 1 years eaa. NIulayrson was a matisveof Hm t ip's Med New York. Jan. ,-Mereamil a buyr Agued aish hem Fm Cartaesma, Os lemnbia, csme up the bay tdiy a thm enmaotof the United Fruit iEr Carlle, which arrived ram Cotn. . Mercedes is six manths el. Ha thid and fourth legs are very far at and he uses them only wh she passes to rest. at which time" she draws both of her walking legs up under her feathers. CAPTURE FOCSANI Mackensen Takes Rmanian Fort and 4,000 Prisoners. (By the Internatieal Newn servie.) Berlin. via Sayville wireles, Jan. L Mackensen's "star army" has taken Foesani. In one of the apet masterly strategic feats of the war this army called i the Berlin bulletins, the "Ninth.' under the Immediate command of Gen. Von Falken hayn. stormed the western pivot of the Russo-Rnumnian Orpath line with Its powerful fortifications, thus ushering In the long expected "rolling up' of the Russian southern front and making the mass invasin of Moldavia and Bessarabia I a matter of days. Nearly 4.00 prisoners. three cannon and several machine guns were taken in the capture of FocmnL The fall of the fort re. renders untenable the Russian cen ter, between Foceani and Fundent, and the left, which rests on the Danube city of Galatz. already under Teuton fre. It brings the invaders to the southern edge of the Sereth River. all along Its fortified part, and allows the Krupps and Skodas to play their streams of fire Into the Russian defense works on the oppo site shore. A crossing of the Sereth. east of Foceani. is expected momentarily. To grasp the full scope of the Teuton achievement in overrunning this Sereth bulwark in less than twenty-four hours. It is well to consider the extent of its fortifcations. In a circle whose radium is nearly four miles-tn the north and east twelve miles long-defense radius works of the most modern sort surround the city. To the north and east, they rest upon the Milcovu. wt- se course forms a semi-circle about Focsani. The outermost ring of works consists of forty-one emplacements, each having five 37-millimeter mobile armored guns. The second and third enceintes are com posed by fifteen emplacements with 55 millimeter disappearing carriage guns and mortar posts, re-enforced by numer ous heavy howitzers. CALLSSENA1E1ANEi Democrats Hold Meeting to Map LA islative Program. Fear an extra session of Congress last night-stirred the Democratic mem bers of the Senate to activity. A caucus of the Senate majority held an extended meeting to discuss the legislative situa tion. and to frame a legislative program. The effort to outline a plan of legisation which would complete the work before Congress by March 4. and render an ex tra session unnecessary, proved futile. Nearly four hours of debate resulted in two decisions. The caucus committed Itself to support the appropriations committees in all ef forts to cut down the appropriation bills as a means of relieving the alarming strain on the Treasury. The Democrats likewise resolved to press during the present session the Walsh water-power bill which is at the head of the administration conservation program. The caucus adjourned to meet later to frame a general legislative program. GIRL, 15, OETS DADDY TO AID HER WEDDING Clerk Refused License When He Saw Knee-High Skirts. 8preiafo The washington Heral. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. .-Valentino CarpentL. 22 years old, a coal miner from Mocanaqua, came to the courthouse here with little Josephine Barski. 15 years old. hanging to his arm. He applied for a marriage license. but the clerk refused it. believing the girl too young to wed. Carpenti left the girl at the courthouse and went all the way to Mocanaous. fif teen miles away, and brought Aedrew Berski. father of the girl, to this city. Barski declared he and his wife were willing that the girl should wed, and de clared that Carpentl is a hard-working. thrifty miner. The little miss, whose hair hung down her back In a braid, and whose dresses were just a bit below her knees, declared that she was In love with Car penti and wanted to marry him. The license was then issued and the couple went back to Mocansqua to prepare for the wedding. PLAYS PIAJO 65 lOURS. PhIladelphia. Jan. 8.-Iawrence Hunt ington established a new United State. record for continuous piano playing at 5:14 o'clock yesterday morning, when he ceased after having etrummed the keys without a let-up from mes on Thursday, sixty-five hours and feetesn minutes. Prof. Huntington wea the title shortly after I o'clock fitu nwing, when hIs adversary. John WpAerbury, of aransas City, fall eg ehamston. 30Y "GUUKAN" M .lE Baltbiem, Jan. 5.-Th ee "gsn man" develeped by the c wave was before Judge Williams hi thp Juvenile Court today en two ebargee-.eling up and thresatnn to kil two miered girls, and carrying a deadly weepe, The court sentenced the culprit to tM euse ef Reformnation until he Is U Feer old. The "gumn" was Cheae wmanna, II years ati. The Navy Separtment M might re eved a message from &e W ia.. LAWSON INViTES 31L BY HOUSE IN BAIG QUIZ Author of Wt'n LAA Stanfm Refuses to Answer Some Questions. PRESENTS NO NEW FACTS/' Bosw. Banker Foowsof Tumulty on Stand. Thomas W. Lawson, by refusing to answer direct questions to the House Rules Committee yesterday during its inquiry into the necessity for an investigation into alleged "leaks" of advance information on the Presi dent's peace note, faces a citation be fore the bar of the House for con tempt. Lawson, who on the witness stand most of the day, defied the commit tee and demanded to know "what they could do with him." He grew angry, irritated, jocular and pleasant alternately. He did not give the committee any information, but volunteered a "for mula" to discover the leaks, which he said had eminated from "the White House, the Supreme Cgurt, the State Department and Congress for forty years." He frequently questioned the right of the committee to interro gate him and said it was not a "real committee." He grew impatient with individual menbers and carried on a verbal quarrel with Representative Chipperfield throughout the after noon. At one time they were near to blows. Pi. Lawson Dewn. The members pinned Lawson down to a disect refusal and the motion was mad, to hod him for contempt. It was -u-ss-fd so that his t*tiMiN sa be eompite It w_ them be kan up V agt as"n sids because On, Cow gress Wi die on M*ch 4 and little sa tion on an indictment could be obtained before that tinie. Even then any possibie penalty would end with adjourment. Lawson will resume the staro today. He is fortified by the advice of Samuel Untermyer, whom he described as 'his eminet counsel." Mr. Untermyer was not present yesterday. Following Lawson will be Charles I. Sabin, president of the Guaranty Trust Company. of New York He was present with his bride, a daughter of the late Paul Morton and anxious to be excused to start on a honeymoon to Europe. The proposal to excuse him was put up to Mr. Lawson. who told a story which led the committee to continue Mr. Sabin in attendanocs. This story was that a bear movement In stocks occurred shortly before the re turn of Ambas==dor Gerard. The story was that Mr. Gerard brought word from Germany to President Wilson. Lawassa said the rumor ran that Mr. Sebin had given the story to reporters. Ah-andere Mentiloed. During the turbulent day two new names were introduced. those of Am hasadora Gerard to Germany and WI1 lard to Spain. Of the former Secretary to the President Joseph Tunulty ez Plained a visit to the stockbrokerage of fle of William B. Hibbs & Co.. this eity. by saying he had taken Mr. Gerard. who wished to purchase some bonds, there to introduce him. Secretary of State Lansing, who wen a witness also, told the committee that he had discussed the peace note with Ambassador Willard before it was made public in a discussion of the advisa bility of sending a note to the King of Spain. Lawson supplied the spectacular fea tures of the hearing. H took on one member of the committ after another with a display of Wall Street vernacular. In the center of the big marble hear CosMehr Os rAGE Two. 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