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Joclvdfa; Star's Sunday Magazine and COLORED COMIC SECTION ?he No! 320.-No. 18.498. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 21. 1911* Engineer Jumps When His Locomotive is Derailed. HIS BODY BADLY CRUSHED Fireman More Fortunate, Escaping With Slight Injuries. ACCIDENT ON B. AND 0. ROAD Broken Rail Causes Wreck In City Suburbs, Resulting- Fatally to Charles Burch. As the Chicago express of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad was speeding from Washington shortly after It o'clock last night, engine 2121, which was drawing the train. Jumped the track, and Charles Burch, the engineer, who leaped from the cab, was killed. Howard CramhMtt, fireman, also Jump ed. He was slightly injured about the head and arms. Soores of pa#?;Tigers were pitched for ward in their seats by the sudden stop ping of the train, and a panic followed when the noise of the escaping steam from the derailed engine was heard. , Caused by Broken Rail. The accident, which is said to have l?een caused by a broken rail, occurred in the yards of the Washington Terminal Company, a short distance north of Flor ida avenue northeast. Burch. the d*?ad engineer, was fifty years old and resided In Martinsburg, W. Va. The fireman lives in Baltimore. Burch was disemboweled, his left arm was twisted and torn almost from his body, one shoe was pulled off his foot and hia body presented the appearance of almost every bone having been broken. Railroad employes declared that life was not extinct when they reached the , horribly mangled body, but when Dr. i E. M. Parlett, one of the surgeons for the. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com pany. who was a passenger on the train, reached him, he pronounced life extinct Dead When Policeman Arrives. Policeman W. L. Rhine of the eighth precinct was one of the first to reach the i wreck, his attention having been attract- : ed to the yard of the Washington Ter minal Company bj* hearing the engine, tender and mail car cross the tracks, and later by the noise of the escaping steam. When he arrived, he states, the en gineer was dead. Railroad employes had carried the body across the tracks to the east of the yard, hoping something could be i done to save Burch's life, but the case was hopeless. Coroner Xevltt directed ; that the body be taken to the morgue. It Is likely that he will hold an in- i quest there at 11 o'clock tomorrow < morning. i Engine 2121. one of the heaviest ' ou the Baltimore and uhio road. It was * said last night, had turned over some i months apo at the same Apot where the i accident occurred last night. Several of the railroad employes recalled the prior accident. Had the engine been running last night at a high rate of speed it would undoubtedly have demolished the tower and gone over an embankment. Aa It was. the engine stopped within about twenty feet of the tower. i Messages Sent for Aid. Mee*atres asking for aid were sent in all directions, the appearance of the i engine, tender and forward cars* of the train making It appear as If there had been a wholesale slaughter of human lives. Freedmen's Hospital and the Casualty Hospital hurried ambulances to the bridge, near Florida avenue and 2d street, while Xos. 8 and 9 police ' precincts each sent a patrol wagon i with a number of policemen ready for emergency work. The heavy express train left Union station at 11 o'clock, on schedule time, and there was no reown for Engineer Burrh to make unusual speed. John Michaels of Baltimore was the train bageasremaster. Sanford Montgomery was conductor and James Rebell was express messenger. When the engine roachel a point a short distance south of the tower is sud denly left the track and careened. The en gineer and fireman, in the excitement o* the moment, elected to take their chances of escaping injury by Jumping. Burch jumped to the left, while the fireman went to the right. The engine and render v ent in the direction in which the engineer Jumped He fell and was caught by the trucks of the mail car, and was dragged a short distance. Fireman Slightly Stunned. Fireman Cramblitt Jumped to the right Ude of the engine, and when he reached the ground was able to see that the big ehlcle, tender and mall car were head ed away from him. He was slightly stun ned by the force of the contact with the ground, but recovered almost instantly, and his first thought was of his engineer "Where's Burch?" he asked. His question was soon answered, and the distressed man was almost on the verge of a breakdown when h* realized the fate of his engineer. Passengers and members of the train's crew hurried to where the mangled bodv -of the Mn^ineer ested in front of the truck and offered assistance but there whs nothing that they could do. the weight if th. train having beer: pushed against 1 rn : with force enough to kill him almost in- ! staritly. The ringing of the ambulance and pa trol wagoii belli attracted pedestrian* and occupants of vehicles as thev rushed through the Streets, and by the time they reai hed th- wreck a number of au tomobiles were on har.d. Lieut. Judge was 'n c arge of the |>olice from the eighth precinct, while Actin Lhut. Ellsworth led the members of No. U squad to the scene and cleared the ; tracks of al. who w. ? not needed t'ere. ! The rallrt ad company had a ..rj,* workmen on hand long before midnight. As soon as the passenger coaches and the baggage car were sent buck to the ?cation the workmen started upon the work of repairing the tracks and get ting everything in readiness for the wrecking crew ths.t was sent for. Many Passengers Asleep. li Is stated that many of the passengers were in their berths asleep and some of them scarcely knew that anything serious occurred un'il they heard others discuss the affair. Another engine was sent to take the place of ill-fated 2121. after a vurd engine had backed the train to the wtation. "There was nothing else for them to have done." uald an old railroad man, ?p>sking of the action of the engine crew In Jumping off. "The condition of things certainly made It appear certain that Jumping was the only alternative. The engine was facing the tower and Burch had every reason to believe it would go through or tear down the structvre, and had St done so with hln: at his post he would surely have been killed. "The men did the sensible thing," he added, "and nobody can blame them for ^Continued on Second Page.) Queen Mary Deliberately Cuts Her in Hyde Park. ANOTHER ALSO SLIGHTED Duchess of Marlborough, Formerly Miss Vanderbilt, Not at Ball. POSITION OF KING AND QUEEN Determined Not to Honor Peeresses at Boy&l Functions Who Live Apart Prom Husbands. Cablegram to The Bt?r. LONDON. May 20.?Queen Mary loses no opportunity to let some American women her? know they do not enJo> th? favor from her that King Edward and Queen Alexandra bestowed on them. Phe snubbed Mrs. Ava Willing Astor yesterday 1n Hyde Park, and toda> made known the first royal snub for the Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Consuelo Vanderbilt. When the list of official Invitations to last nTght's state ball at Bucking ham Palace in honor of the German emperor and empress was published to day it did not contain the name of the Duchess of Marlborough. The former Miss Vanderbilt is the only duchess In the kingdom who was not Invited. Practically all other titled American women were present. The royal snubs to Mrs. Astor and the Duchess of Marlborough prove the ac curacy of tlid statement that th? King and queen are determined not to honor peeresses living apart from their hus bands with Invitations to royal func tions. This includes the coronation. The ban. however, does not apply to divorcees who have remarried. This fact Is demonstrated by the presence of Mrs. Waldorf Astor. who wore the famous Astor diamonds at the ball last night. Queen Snubs Mrs. Astor. When Mrs. Ava Willing Astor was driving through Hyde Park yesterday her motor car was halted while Queen Mary passed near Stanhope Gale. Mrs. Astor bowed as low as she could, be ing seated, of course. Those who sav? it Bay the queen did no more than drop her eyelids in acknowledgment of Mrs. Astor*s salutation. The contrast between the costumes of the two women was most striking Mrs. Astor was a perfect picture of modern "smartness"; the queen wore one of the sedate British gowns of which she seems so proud. Mrs. Astor's black satin gown clung to her so closely that one ?wondered how she contrived to sit down without something happening. The neck of her corsage was cut very low, revealing a aazxlingly white throat. Her black hat was enormously large; perhaps Its size explained the fact that she was alone In the automobile. Her dress wa? opened it the foot to allow freer movement in walking. Talk of Boyal Marriage. The attention which Emperor Wil liam. during his visit In London, paid to the Prince of Wales and the official announcement that the prince will visit Potsdam during the present summer has given zest to the gossip regarding the possibility of a marriage between the Prince of Wales and Princess Vic toria Louise, the only daughter of the Herman emperor. The princess, confiding to an intimate friend, is quoted as saying: "I don't want to be a Barvarian, a Werttemberger or a Viennese. I want to be English." REPUBLICANS URGED TO SUCK TOGETHER Insurgency Is Severely At tacked by Forme'r Senator Burkett in Address. Emphasizing the necessity of ' getting together" in these days when republican ism is "somewhat overshadowed by de mocracy and 'insurgency.' " former Sen ator Elmer J. Burkett of Nebraska made an address last night before the National Republican Club. "There isn't any place for a republican except under the banner of republicanism," he said. "There is en tirely too much chasing around after false gods. The thing which we now call 'insurgency' differs little, if at all, ^rom what we called populism out in Nebraska a few years ago. In fact. 1 might say it is the worse of the two It may be harder to be a republican nowadays than it was In comparatively recent times, but that makes it all the more important for re publicans to be real republicans." Has Not Lost Faith. "1 have not lost faith in the good old republican party," he continued, "and 1 believe the time will come in the not very distant future when the re publican party again will be called upon to choose the legislators who will write the laws of the land, it is neces sary only to hark back a few years for us to be able to point out the years of poverty, of want and privation which the republican party was called upon to relieve?and It did so. All business, all progress is founded upon certain great economic principles which can ! not be violated without producing dis aster. It may be popular to revise the ' tariff to revile the tariff, but I am now more' strongly than ever a protectlon 1 1st, even in these reciprocity and re visionist times." Besides Mr. Burkett s address, the i urogram for the evening included a lecture bv Frank H. Poston. illustrated with stereopticon views of California, the Yosemite valley and other beauty spots of the west. Prof. Herschel C. Parker Married. NEW YORK, May 20?Prof. Herschel Clifford Parker, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, who led an exp? dition up Mount McKinley for the pur pose of disproving Dr. Cook's claims to having ascended that peak, was married this afternoon to Miss Evelyn Naegele, daughter of Charles Frederick Naegele, the portrait painter. prof. Parker and his bride will take a honevmoon trip to Alaska by way of Arizona, California and ths state of Washington. Prosecutor, Judge and Jury r Accused of Conspiracy. CASE AGAINST GEO. B. COX Judge Dickson Asserts That There Was a Plot. HUNT KEEPS ON IN HIS FIGHT Takes Steps to Have the Matter Considered in a Higher Court. CINCINNATI, Oliio, May In order ing the perjury Indictments against George R fox quashed Judge William T. Dickson today made a sensational charge against a fellow judge of the court of which he is a member, .basing this upon the circumstances under which the last : perjury indictment was returned and the j attempt made to send it to Clermont i county for trial. "The undisputed evidence shows." ' Judge Dickson said, "that the grand jury J and the prosecuting attorney and the : judge of the court. Frank M. Gorman, en tered into a conspiracy deliberately to deprive the accused of his constitutional rights and to have him rushed to Batavla. Clermont county, Ohio, without any hear ing whatever. "The affidavits of Mr. Hunt are long. Thus it was impossible for Judge Gorman , to have read or have heard them read, as the law requires. The whole transac tion did not occupy five minutes. It is to be hoped the grand jury were innocent and misled and were not parties to that conspiracy." Judge Dickson's decision was ex haustive as to the points of law and elaborate on the findings of fact. Steps Taken for Appeal. Immediately after the decision Prose cuting Attorney Henry T. Hunt took steps to have the case appealed to the higher court, his object being to pro long the life of the indictments and force Cox to trial on charge-? of per jury. Practically, Cox is free bv today's decirit n of Judge Dickson, and the only hope of the prosecutor is ob taining a reversal of that decision on grounds of error sufficient to allow him to present the alleged facts t > 3ome subsequent grand Jury for a new ip dictment. If he fails in his appeal, however, today's decision will operate to prevent this, In that Judge Dickson found the perjury indictments returned latt February and March defective in substance. J'rosecutor Hunt, in a formal state ment declared Judge Dickson's "action" was no surprise to people of this coun ty. His decision is not the law, he said, and will be held erroneous by the supreme court of Ohio. Hunt Seeks Mandamus. Immediately after he had digested the text of Judge Dickson's decision Prose cutor Hunt went before Judge Samuel Smith In circuit court and applied for an alternative writ of mandamus, directed against Judge Dickson, requiring him to show cause why he has not made an entry of the prosecution's intention to choose upon which indictment Cox should face trial. Hunt has claimed that this Is neces sary before the time of any trial of Cox, while the court has held otherwise Mo tions and affidavits for a rehearing of the plea In abatement also were filed by Prosecutor Hunt. The motions were to meet the part of Judge Dickson's decision which holds that the indictments against Cox are absolutely void because Cox was a witness under duress before the grand jury in 1906 and that he was thus in ef fect testifying against himself. The affidavits are in support of the motion. Every point made by the court is attacked. Hunt asserts that Cox in appearing before the grand jury, waived all his constitutional rights. He also claims Cox knew beforehand what was the subject of grand jury inquiry. PREDICTS TAFTS ELECTION. Charles P. Says Brother Is Favorite in the West. NEW 10RK, May 130.?Before sailing for Europe today Charles P. Taft de clared that the republicans would elect a President next year and more than hinted that the successful candidate would be his brother. In reply to a question whether President Taft would be renominated and re-elected, he said: "Well, if I said I thought so, you'd think I'm prejudiced, but let me tell you that everything in the west is Indicative of his being the favorite among busi ness men " COTTON PLANTERS ALARMED. Crops Injured So Badly That People Are Praying for Rain. WILMINGTON. N. C? May 20.-The prolonged drought in sections of eastern Carolina is working such injury to crops in parts of Columbus, Robeson and Scot land counties that cotton planters are becoming alarmed. At Whitevllle, N. C., Friday all business houses closed and the people repaired to the churches and prayed for rain. At Chabourn the mayor has Issued an official proclamation call ing on the people to gather at their houses of worship and invoke Divine help in their extremity. No rain of con sequence has fallen since last September In many sections. The strawberry crop has been cut off a fourth by the drought, the shipping season having ended today.' SUICIDE IS SUPPOSED. Disappearance of Norfolk Man From Steamer at Night. NORFOLK, Va., May 20.?George B Todd, president of the Todd Implement Company of Norfolk, Is supposed to have committed suicide by leaping from his stateroom window on the steamer Florida while en route last night from Norfolk to Baltimore. He had just recovered from an eight-week illness and was going to Jamestown, N. Y? for a brief rest. He leaves a wife and three chil dren. Upon the arrival of the steamer Florida at Baltimore today the chambermaid on starting to clean the room which had been occupied by Mr. Todd found it locked from the inside. When it was forced the top clothing and a number of valuables belonging to Mr. Todd were found, but the occupant was missing. The window was open. Co s SSS A SPRING VISION. Refuses to Shake Hands With Emperor, Following Argu ment at Station. Special Cablegram to The Star. I/)NDON, May 20.?An extraordinary scene, capable only of one interpretation, occurred at the Victoria station this afternoon on the occasion of the de parture of the kaiser. The king passed through the royal reception room to the platform talking heatedly with the kaiser, emphasizing his argument by repeatedly smiting his palms severely. So engrossed was the king in his argument that he was apparently unaware that he was In public view. Suddenly, with an expressive gesture, the kaiser turned away from the king and began talking to Lord Lonsdale. King George thereupon deliberately turned his back upon the kaiser and commenced talking to the Duke of Con naught, without taking notice while the kaiser bid farewell to the other members of the royal party. King Bows Gravely. Without further word with King George the kaiser and kaiserln entered the par lor car, while the king disdainfully con tinued his conversation with the Duke of Connaught- ' King George seemed sudden ly to think better of his position and went on board the oar, bowing gravely and only once to the kaiser and kaiserln, without shaking hands. He then turned liis back upon the emperor and resumed his conversation with the Duke of Con naught and did not once look around be for the train steamed out. The waiting royalties 011 the platform were obviously aware of the tense sig nificance of the occasion and stood around In gloomy silence. The effect of this sinister Incident was not lost on the privileged spectators within the royal In closure as the king, with gloomy face, returned to Buckingham Palace. OVERPOWERED BY iAS DESPITE OPEN WINDOW Supposed Mrs. Bukey Was Taken III While Lighting Stove and Succumbed. ? Mrs. Alexander Bukey, seventy years old, of 209 B street northeast Is in a critical condition at the Casualty Hos pital suffering from the effects of in haling illuminating gas. At a late hour last night she was still unconscious. Mrs. Bukey Is the wife of a clerk of ,the bureau of engraving and printing. Mr. Bukey went to work yesterday morning shortly after 7 o'clock. Dur ing the morning hours the daughter, Alice, left the house. She returned about 1:15. and upon going to the kitch en of her home found her mother sit ting In a chair. She was unconscious and the ordor of gas was strong in the room. Miss Bukey ran to the home of a neighbor and summoned assistance. Dr. J. S. Arnold of No. 24 3d street north east waa called to the hou%e. Another physician gave first aid treatment and then ordered Mrs. Bukey's removal to the hospital. Miss Bukey said at the hospital last night that she believed her mother had attempted to light a small gas stove in the kitchen when she was suddenly taken 111. She had turned on the gas. The escaping fumes soon rendered her unconscious. DIRECTS NEW PROBE Anti-Lorimer Resolutions May Come Up Tomorrow. PREDICT ITS ADOPTION Friends of "Blond Boss" Feel Sure of Another Investigation. PROVIDES SPECIAL COMMITTEE Senator La Follette, Responsible for Move, May Make Speech Lay ing1 Bare Scandal. Another Investigation of thp election of William Lorimer as United States sena tor from Illinois will be ordered by the Senate tomorrow. That is the prediction of the anti-Lori mer senators and is conceded by some of those friendly to the "blond boss." In accordance with the notice he gave Thursday, Senator La Follette will to morrow afternoon call up for action his resolution directing a new investigation and naming a special committee of five senators to conduct it. The main speculation is over the com mittee which will make the second In quiry. Senator La Follette and other In surgents will urge that a special commit tee should do the probing and will sup port the La Follette resolution, which puts the Job up to five members of the Senate who were sworn in at the beginning of the special session and who therefore had no connection with the former inves tigation and discussion in the upper house. By Special Committee. It lias also been suggested that the probe should be conducted by the regular Senate committee on privileges and elec tions, which conducted the first inquiry, or that a special committee, different from either of these should be named. The anti-Lorlmer senators will insist upon an entirely new and thorough probe of Mr. Lorlmer's election, a probe that will not consider the former investiga tion and its result In favor of Mr. Lorl mer. Senator La Follette has prepared a speech for tomorrow which will lay bare the whole scandal. He takes up particu larly the new evidence developed at Springfield. It Is expected that the tele grams Lorlmer sent to the beef trust men and to Mines of the lumber trust will be produced at the new investigation, and there will be no means by which Edward Tllden and other material wit nesses can escape the production of their books and papers if summoned under the authority of the United States Senate. SUICIDE OF FIRE CHIEF AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE Had Been Head of Department in New Orleans Continuously Since 1860. NEW ORLEANS, La., May 20.?Follow ing an illness which had seized him sev eral months ago, Thomas O'Connor, for the past forty years chief of the New Orleans fire department, fired a bullet into his brain at his home late today, dying a few minutes later. He was seventy-two years old. There were no witnesses to the shooting. Although he had been under the con stant care of a physician since an afflic tion of the heart overcame him a month ago. Chief O'Connor had sufficiently re covered to resume his duties at the head of the department after a short confine ment to his home. The dead chief was the oldest fire chief In the United States, both In point of service and of age. He became head of the New Orleans fire department in the spring of i860 and had served In that capacity ever since. \ Question of Disarmament Looked Upon With Disfavor in Kaiser's Country. BERLIN*, May 20.?Germany has been approached regarding the American arbi tration scheme, but in what form or with what result cannot be learned at the foreign offloe. Te communicaions on this subject must have been exchanged at Washington, as the American embassy at Berlin has not been directly interested. A representative of the German foreign office, while admitting that Germany had received communications relative to arbi tration with the United States, declined to make a statement as to Germany's at titude. Tliere was no reason to believe, he said, that this had changed since Chan cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg's speech in the reichstag. in which he characterized disarmament as an ideal which could not be realized. In this speech, which was delivered by the imperial chancellor in the retchstag March 30 last, the chancellor said: "Gen eral disarmament is an insoluble problem, so long as men are men. It will remain true that the weak will be the prey of the strong. If any nation feels that it can no longer spend money for defensive purposes it will inevitably drop to the second rank. The nations, including Ger many, have been talking disarmament since the first Hague conference, but neither in Germany nor elsewhere has a practical plan been proposed." HIGH TRIBUTE PAID 10 AMERICAN AGRICULTURE Close of Meeting of Repre sentatives From Forty ' Nine Countries, i _________ ROME, May 20.?The general assembly of the International Institute of Agricul ture closed the most successful meeting in its history today. Forty-nine countries were represented. The American dele gation took a prominent part in the dis cussions and won all the points they sought. The discussions were vigorous, but cordial, and the final ? conclusions unanimous. The assembly decided urgently to re quest the governments adhering to the principles of the institute to send to the institute estimates of yields and condi tions pertaining to the principal crops for the three months preceding the harvest, and selected the American system, or "single numerical statement," for these reports. The assembly also voted for the in auguration of a system of commercial and price statistics of exports and im ports, recommending the Campbell sys tem of dry farming, the organization of a permanent commission for the study of plant diseases and a department of agri> cultural meteorology, which will probably be modeled op the American system. Delegates to the assembly appeared generally to acknowledge that the United States was further advanced than any other country in all things relating to agriculture, and the American delegates expressed themselves as being Impressed with the thorough and. practical work of, the institute. The next assembly will be held in 1913. Must Publish Expenses. DBS MOINES, Iowa, May 20.?Secretary of State Hayward today held that candi dates for Congress in the ninth Iowa dis trict at the recent conventions must file statements of their campaign expenses under the primary law, even though nominations were by convention and not at primary. No Sunday Law Here. Says Presbyterian Report. DAY OF SOCIAL ACTIVITY Some Retail Stores. It Is Declared. , Are Open for Business. BOAZDS ARE CONSOLIDATED Recommendation Agreed To After Spirited Debate?To Take Up Heresy Case. ATLANTIC CITY. X- J , May 2* -Th* Presbyterian <leneral Assembly at its s *s- : sion this afternoon adopter) the report and recommendation of th* executive commission consolidating the board of horn? mictions, the board of church er e tion and hoard of missions for freedmen Into one body. The recommendation was a creed to after a spirited debate. i:i which Rev T>r. WilHam if Rlack of Mai til. Mo., took ! a prominent part. 1'? I'.lack favored the plan of consolidation, and his art dress, which lasted an hour, probably ! saved the proposition from defeat. The consolidation will reduce the mem- j bership of the boards from sixty-eight , to thirty. The assembly defeated a motion to unite the board of education w ith the j college board. Action on Heresy Case. The judicial commission, which has de cided to entertain the papers in the case of William D. Grant of Northumber .and. , Pa., who is accused of heresy, will take up the case for trial next Monday. The report of the Sabbath observance committee is severe on the city of \\ ash- . lngfrn. The capital of our country ha.-, , no Sunday law. the report says, and be cause of the city's prominence in national | life should receive first attention, on Sunday retail stores are open in many parts of the city, building operations and street repairs go on, according to the will , of the contractor; newspapers are pub lished both morning and afternoon, and are cried out through the streets as on other days. Motion picture shows are in full blast, it is added. Dinners and Receptions. Social Sunday desecration, also, has very much increased in Washington with in the last eight years, it is set forth. Dinners, receptions, teas, musicals and golf abound and are elaborately announc ed in the papers, and among the guests mentioned are constantly seen the names of people active and even prominent in church circles. Sunday is a popular dinner and lunch eon day in Washington society, it is added. Some WashlnRtonians place the blame for it on the diplomatic corps, whose "continental Sunday" is gaining gTound with the smart set of Washington. Nearly every Sunday sees half a dozen smart breakfasts at the Chevy t'hase Club, and an equal number of big din ner parties, also match golf games, it is further stated. MAKE UP TARIFF LOSS ON CORPORATION 1AX Democrats Figure Loss In Revenue Through Revision Will Be $10,000,000. Seeking a means of escape from liie obvious danger of too much revenue reduction in their tariff revision, a party of House democrats yesterday took up u. proposition for increasing the returns from the corporation tax law, recently approved by the Supreme Court. The democratic leaders figure that the present plans of tariff revision will lop some SIO.OOO.ODO from the revenues. The republicans declare that the figure will reach at least $50,000,000, if the tariff bills become law. Unless some rigorous retrenchment is put into effect the demo crats must make up this revenue. A number of democratic members of the House, led by Representative Ans berry of Ohio, are at work planning an amendment of the corporation tax law, which they believe will be effective. It contemplated a graduated scale of taxes on the net profits of corporations doing an interstate business, beginning with the present rate and gradually Increasing until the tax on the greater corporations and monopolies would be practically pro hibitive. May Be Unconstitutional. The scheme is as yet in a chaotic state, and cone of the details ha_s been .vork<_^ out. The possibility of the scheme being declared unconstitutional as a discrimi natory tax is obvious to its advocates, but they hope to evolve a law that will accomplish their purpose under the Con stitution. They point out as an additional art vantage that if the scheme goes through with a prohibitory tax on enormous ag gregations of capital it will help to solve the problem of federal control of the trusts by forcing the corporations either to pay the enormous rate or dissolve into their constituent companies to avoid it. In either case, they claim, the scheme would work out greatly to the advantage of the government. There is a possibility that if the advo cates of the plan to succeed in evolving a practicable bill to carry it out the demo eatic leaders will place the measure be fore the caucus with the hope of giving it a place on the program either at this session?if it Is long-drawn-out?or at the regular session next winter. FTTT- REACHES BERLIN. Has Nothing Further to Say About His Resignation as Ambassador. BERL.LN. May 20.?.David Jayne Hill, the American ambassador, arrived here this evening. He was accompanied by his daughter, and was met at the station by members of the embassy. Dr. Hill had nothing to add to the rea sons for his resignation given out in the United States. He expects to close his tenure of office with a visit to Kiel, while the American squadron is there, after which his plans are indefinite. The ambassador stated that, contrary to Intimations from the German foreign office, he was not the bearer of the name of his successor, of which he was igno rant. PEACE HANGS FIRE Arrangement of Terms in Mexico Not Decided On. TALK OF PROCLAMATION Madero Impressively Bids Farewell to His Soldiers. TELLS THEM OF HIS PLANS I eclares War a Just Our?InsurTeo tos in Large Numbers Are Moving South. Jt ARBZ. Mexico, May 20? Indecision marked the status of poa^e parleys be tween the federal government and the revolutionist* tonight, and though pear* practically 1 ?? an accomplished faet, there were kaleidnncoplr: changes today In the pi.ms for carrying out the prin < ipal demands of the rebel*. T^ate this afternoon Francisco I Madero, jr.. received ;t telegram from President I>ir>z, suggesting that somo person in whom the former had con fidence he sent to Mexico City to treat with Senor de la I'arra concerning the terms of pea-e. Senor Madero decided to appoint Alfredo Rohlez r>oming'iez, who left .here several days afro, and is expected in the capital tomorrow. Senor I "?mintruez. it is said, will handle only secondary points There is still some question about ar ranging the main terms Senor Mad or* and 1 >r. Gomez talked for si'mp time t? day about 'ssuing a proclamation or man ifesto declaring peace. Inasmuc h as a sufficient agreement to warrant such an act had been reached, Senor Madero thought it unnecessary. Tonight Dr Gomes discussed the ques tion with Judge Carbajal. the federal en voy. and later said he would consider It further with Senor Madero tomorrow To Build New Mexico. Standing on the pedestal of a monu ment near which arose the smoky ruins of the recent battle, Francisco I. Ma dero. jr., today bade farewell to his soldiers and told them of his plans, when he goes to Mexico City, to modernize the government of the coun try and "build a new Mexico." The oc casion was the redistribution of the "insurrecto army of the north." ? com prising the forces largely enlisted from C'hiuahua state. The scene of the farewell was Impres sive. About the plaza stood the black ened walls of the new municipal palace and library building, which had been blown up in last week's battle. Farther I on stretched acres of adobe building*, mutilated and knocked into grotesque shapes bv the combined Are of federals i and insurrectos. Madero rode from hip headquarters ac companied by his cabinet and ascended the steps of a monument of Benito Juares. As the leader appeared he was greeted by shouts of "Long live the liberator of Mexico'' and "Our next president." j Orozco and Villa apeared beside Madero I and were greeted by their followers. Boy in Eleven Battles. Trl-colored ribbons were displayed by the soldiers, who were massed in a semi circle about the base of the monument. In the group was a twelve-year-old boy who was officially credited with having been in eleven battles and skirmishes. "Soldiers," Madero said, "you see all about you the terrible 'consequence? of war. Beautiful buildings have been de stroyed and people have fled in terrru from their homes. Many of you possibly I have felt the bitter sufferings of fight ing. ^ ou have gone hungry; have marched hundreds of miles over the hot deserts, often without water or sleep ^ ou have sniffed the smoke of battle arul some of you have had occasion to con template death "By. my soldiers, it lias been a just war. All of the suffering that has been caused is as nothing to the suffering which the result of this war will prevent. It was war against tyrannv; Its fruit is liberty. "My soldiers, I bid you farewell. It Is sad to see you go, but you mav leave with lighter hearts than when you came." Going to Casas Grandes. # Fifteen hundred insurrectos tomorrow at daylight will leave for Casas < irandes. under command of Gen Pascual Orozco and Col. Villa More troops will leave for other parts of the interior, and with the departure of the provisional governors In a few days, only 500 men, under Col. Jose Blanco, will stand guard in Juarez. Guiseppi Garibaldi, a grandson of the Italian liberator, also will leave soon, after having been an active participant in the campaign which led to the fa 1 of Juarez At Casas Grandes the main body of the insurrectos stlil will remain under arms, possibly marching to Chi huahua City after President LHaz has re signed. The movement of the insurrsctos south ward also is significant because It will remove from the I'nited States border the main fighting strength of the revolu tionists. ? Casas Grandes is 1T*> miles south of Juarez. It is the intention of Oroseo to camp there for possibly several weeks, or until Abraham Gonzales formally as sumes office as provisional governor of Chihuahua, succeeding Gov. Ahumada. Feared Presence of Reyes Would Lead to Trouble MEXHX) CITY, May 1?0.?Although the government today showed a disposition to belittle the slgniticanee attached by most persons to the halt in the voyage of Gen. Bernardo Reyes, and although one official even went so far as to deny that he had been ordered to leave the boat at Havana, it is conceded generally that President I>iaz and his advisers, deter mined that another discordant note inusi not Ik- sounded, have ordered him to re main in the background until the nego tiations for peace are concluded Through friends of Madero it is known that he and his advisers, some days ago, demanded the detention of Gen. Reyes. At best, his coming offers to the revolutionists an awkward prob lem. Friends of Reyes indignantly deny that he would be the source of trouble should he return after the es tablishment of a provisional govern ment, but those not so intimate remem ber his popularity at the time he left for Europe and are indulging in some guessing as to how far his alleged am bitions might lead him Respected by Leaders. ! For the first time since the signing of the new armistice today has brought as surances that the terms of the agreement are going to be respected by the principal leaders. At the headquarters of the Red Cross orders were issued today for physicians and nurses to be sent in the morning to Cuernavaca, and this gave rise to a story that Cuernavaca had been attacked, but the truth is they will be sent via Cuernavaca to Cuautla. to care for the injured there. I Tonight there are heard the usual Sat ?