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Fair tonight and Saturday; no
decided temperature change; light
to moderate east winds.
The Star is the only afternoon
paper in Washington that prints
the news of the Associated Press.
No. 18,846.
Taft Men Are Confident of
Delegates' Loyalty.
Have No Fear of Boosevelt Disre
garding Primaries.
. i
President May Begin Speaking Tour
at Hagerstown?To Enter
Ohio Next Week.
In and around the White House today
there was unlimited confidence in the
nomination of the President by a safe
majority. This is based not only upon
tne results in Massachusetts, which
brought the President a string of dele
gates. but because he lias every advan
tage in the lar^e number of states yet to
act, and that lie has comparatively few
delegates to get. while Mr. Roosevelt
must win nearly all the remaining states
to even get near the majority of votes
Under no possible circumstances can the
Taft people around the White House see
anything else than a big majority for the
President in the Chicago convention.
It is pointed out that the comparatively
few southern delegates who have been
tampered with and are said to be ready
to go over to Roosevelt will be breaking
their necks to get back into the Taft fold
50 soon as they see the fight settled.
There are only two southern states where
traitorism to instructions is possible?
South Carolina and Mississippi. In both
states the instructions for Taft were iron
nound The other southern states have
elected a high-class lot of men, who can
ne ther be bought nor traded and who
wHl stand by Taft. The disaffection in
?outh Carolina so far amounts to two
delegates only.
Can Bely on Delegates.
The President has no fear as to the
southern situation, which is much talked
of by the Roosevelt managers to bolster
up their claims that the Taft people can
number ***?<?>
h Taft( and ?S"n,ltnr Crane had
rr,or to ,he cabinet meet
Pre-idpn? h deve,?P*d the fact that the
he ?ni r!,a'l nnt . 6 doubt that
J, - > receive the votes of the elsht
HavfifieS from Massachusetts,
laving carried the preference primarv bv
", e majority, he is sure that public
xoTlTnV,Wil1 demand that ^e delegates
ote for him. But a phase that has es- i
??iP^lPU?bUc attenti?n in connection with
beein rti 1f the Hoos^velt people
thfi dl?r^aj-ding preference primaries
the> ?will be the losers, as there are
,rty ,?r fort>* Taft delegates from llli
nots who are bound to Roo5evelt by the
primaries there, ^nd a number of Taft
elsewher Sa"ie ln Penn*>',vanla and
Roosevelt would lose ten delegates
W here he made one if the primaries are to
disregarded. Throughout the country a
preference primary is supposed to bind
tii<? delegates to the man who gets a ma
jority of the votes in the state.
Invades Maryland Tonight.
President Taft may begin his speaking
tour of Maryland at Hagerstown tonight,
while it is certain he will speak at sev
eral points in the st6te tomorrow. The
original plans were for the President to
open his Maryland campaign tomorrow,
speaking first at Havre de Grace, then at
Aberdeen and other points, and complet
?ay t 8pee?hmaking at a mass
meeting ln the Lyric Theater at Balti
more tomorrow night.
This morning, however. Director Mc
K nley. in charge of the President s ram
Paign. advised that the campaign start
VBr,ler' and that the President,
waiting until tomorrow, leave
fi,?; J?gl?in thif. afternoon, making his
i .BP,rrh al HaRf rstown this evening. I
and following it tomorrow with the tour
previously planned.
Next week the President will spend sev
n'aM He is due ln Clncin
"e8^a.y at, the May festival. He
ad not determined this morning what
hmeLPiamb. he v,8lt in that state,
t?'it he will leave here either Sunday aft
ernoon or Monday morning for Ohio.
Cabinet in Session.
President Taft reached the White
House at 9 o'clock this morning from
his southern trip, but did not go to the
? xecutive offices until time for the
M-gular cabinet meeting at 11 o'clock,
those cabinet officers who are In the
illy were on hand promptly for the
first cabinet meeting that has been held
in nearly two weeks. A number of de
partmental matters that have come up
since the last meeting were considered.
? .ma,n is Pra<>tically nominated,
and it looks as if President Taft will
,.*** st easy from now on in the col
lection of delegates." said ex-Senator
Dubois, campaign manager for thamo
lark, at the W hite House today.
Mr Dubois called to Introduce Gov.
Haw lev. Attorney General McDougal
J!"1. John W. Snook, warden of the
Idaho penitentiary, saying that they
,ne ,r'end? of the President
although Gov. Hawley is a democrat.
th.!L?th?r ,wo heing republicans.
There is much kindly feeline for
President Taft among democrats of tne
country, said the former senator,
'his. too. is not because they think
that he would be any easier to beat than
Roosevelt, but because thev feel that
he has not received a square deal at
tho hands of certain people of his
party. The mudi-talked-of square deal
ouicht to apply to all alike"
Senator Dubois said he was confident
' 'ark would sweep Maryland Monday
His advices from there indicated as
much, he said.
Moving Picture Man Squelched.
A moving picture man. who is said to
have "more nerve and gall" than any
other living human being, got a turn-down
at the White House today. This expert
conceived the idea of getting pictures of a
supposed crank entering the White House
and b?inif held up by the officials. He
dressed one of his employes as a "rube "
carrying a cheap suit case, and had
??v^rythlnt; cooked up for the alleged rube
to a t the part. He had not gotten every
thing fixed for the machine to grind out
the pictures when lie was told that he
<:^uld not work the (fame around the
hite House. Pictures were taken of
the rube gaping at the Sherman monu
ment and other imjwrtant places in the
city and being chased off the grass hv
park policemen.
Hamburg-American Steamship Of
ficial HI Bat Short Time.
NEW YORK, May 3.?Emil Boas, resi
dent director and general manager of
the Hamburg-American line, died early
today at his home in Greenwich, Conn.,
of pneumonia.
He had been ill since last Saturday
and grew rapidly worse last night. Mr.
Boas was fifty-eight years of age. His
?on. who was in El Paso, Tex., has
been sent for.
Roosevelt Speaks in Maryland
Against Bribery.
"I Don't Want to Win Unless by
Straight Methods/' He Declares.
Repeats That Campaign Is "Straight
Line-Up" Between Political
Bosses and the People.
SALISBURY, Md., May 3.?Col. Roose
velt carried his fight for the presidential
nomination into Maryland today, begin
ning his campaign in the state at Salis
bury. He made his first speech here this
morning to a crowd of several thousand
persons at an outdoor meeting and re
ceived a cord al greeting. . In his speech
here Col. Roosevelt said he felt he had
the right to come to this part of the
country to make his appeal, as he be
lieved the present contest to be greater
than a mere party struggle, and that it
was one in which he was entitled to the
support of the men of all parties. He
repeated his statement that the present
campaign was a "straight line-up" be
tween the political bosses and the people.
Col. Roosevelt's private car was de
tached from the train on which It was
brought from New York on its arrival
here at 3 o'clock this morning. The col
onel left Salisbury by special train for
the remainder of the day's tour, which
will take him through eastern Maryland
to Wilmington, Del. From Wilmington
he is to go to Havre de Grace for a
speech, and thence to Baltimore to make
an address tonight. The colonel is to re
main over night in Baltimore.
Calls Bribery High Treason.
"The man who pays a bribe for a vote
and the man who takes a bribe are both
of them guilty of high treason to the re
public," said Col. Roosevelt in his speech
here. He declared that he did not pro
pose to have his opponents gain votes at
the Maryland primaries Monday by cor
rupt methods.
"The man who sells his vote," said Col.
Roosevelt, "is not only a traitor to him
self, but he is a traitor to the cause of
self-government. I wish that all good
citizens would Join together to see that
there is no corruption at the primaries.
I ask every decent colored man 1n this
state to see to it that no colored man
sells his vote in this primary. When
Rome was changed from a republic to
an empire it was not Caesar who changed
It. It was the corruption of the people.
Unscrupulous white men are willing to
debauch the colored man. taking advan
tage of his needs; the colored man who
sells his vote is doing immeasurable
harm to his own race.
"If any man attempts to purchase a
vote in my interest, I'll take more trou
ble to 'cinch' him than any one else; I
don't want to wl^ unless by straight
methods, but I'm Whnd to see that our
opponents don't win by crooked methods.
"You can't go against us if you are far
sightedly loyal to your own Interests.
We stand for the basic principles upon
which this government was founded.
Stand for Direct Primaries.
"We who stand for the progressive
cause have everywhere Insisted upon di
rect primaries to select the nominee for
President. Our opponents, headed, I am
sorry to say. by President Taft, have said
that they distrusted the impulsive judg
ment of the people.
"I ask you to speak for yourselves at
the polls. Don't have your votes deliv
ered by anybody.
"Our opponents have said that we are
attacking the organization here. We are
not attacking it so far as it represents
the people. We believe In organization
most emphatically. We want to have
the organization strong. But it should
represent the plain people.
"I can't make any appeal either to the
boss or the big corporation map who
stands back of the boss. I don't ex
pect the boss to be with us because this
movement isn't healthy for bosses. The
big corporation man ought to be with
us if he. doesn't want anything more
than a square deal.
"He is entitled to his vote, but he is en
titled to only one vote. All that I am
asking is literally justice. Mr. Taft lias
said I go a^out the country preaching
class hatred and discontent. The only
class I preach hatred^ against is the class
of crooks. As for discontent, I preach
discontent against nothing but injustice,
and I shall continue to do so as long as
I am able to. If you let a boss govern
you he won't govern you for his health.
The people will make mistakes if they
really rule themselves, but the boss will
never govern you as well as you govern
"We don't want any delegates that
don't represent the popular feeling, but
we do want every delegate where pop
ular feeling is for us."
Harmon Still in Maryland.
BALTIMORE, Md.. May 3.?Gov. Judson
Harmon of Ohio today continued his cam
paign in Maryland for the democratic
presidential nomination. He went to Be
lair this forenoon for an open-air meet
ing. after which he returned to Baltimore.
Later he expected to visit the Mount
Clare shops of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, leaving for Columbus, Ohio, to
Gov. Wilson Improved.
TRENTON*. N. J.. May 3.?Gov. Woody
row Wilson of New Jersey, who is con
fined to his home at Princeton, suffering
from a cold, was reported better today.
He has. however, canceled his engage
ment to address the New Jersey Associa
tion at Atlantic City tonight.
The governor's ailment is in the na
ture of Influenza. Members of his fam
ily say they expect him to be out in a
day or two and ridicule the report that
h?? is suffering from a physical break
down. Gov. Wilson has no immediate
speaking engagements.
Hew Automatic Rifle, Under Test,
Fires 500 Shots a Minute.
Gen. I^eonard Wood, Gen. Crosier and
several members of a special army board
were at Fort Myer today at the test of
a new automatic rifle that is being tried
out by the War Department.
The gun weighs only twenty-five pounds
and fires at the riite of r?00 shots a min
utes, the ammunition being in circular
cases of twenty-five service cartridges
each. The feature of the gUn is that it
Is air cooled, a draft of air being forced
through the casing of the barrel by the
power generated in its discharge.
At a range of 100 yards the bullets ate
out the target like the spread of a spoon
ful of acid.
Evidence of the Titanic's
Speed in Danger Zone.
Testimony Taken Before British
Commission in London.
Stress Upon Developments Regard
ing Events Just Preceding
the Disaster.
or i 1 c- 3.?The attorney gen
eral Sir Rufus Isaacs, addresed the
wreck commission which fs investigating
the loss of the White Star liner Titanic
o a>i setting forth the facts as under
stood by the government and laying
special emphasis upon the evidence that
after the warnings of ice ahead had been
received a speed of twenty-one knots
was maintained right up to the moment
of collision.
The whole of the forenoon session was
taken up with this statement, which
brought out little that had not been
known and already developed at the sen
atorial inquiry at Washington.
The attendance of spectators was
small. A group of sailors, survivors of
the sea tragedy, who arrived here on the
Lapland from New York, and had been
subpoenaed to testify, were objects of
When the court opened Lord Mersey,
who heads the commission, granted per
mission to President Lewis of the Sea
men s i nion and to an attorney for the
Imperial Mercantile Guild to participate
in the proceedings. The union Is a new
organization composed of 4,000 Southamp
,?n saI'ors. Two hundred and twenty
f. L,? lts members were employed on
the Titanic, and of these only seventy
seven survived. The officers of the Ti
tanic are members of the guild.
Likely to Last Several Weeks.
. The inquiry is likely to extend over
several weeks and will be devoted large
ly to technical details. The court today
displayed the greatest interest in the ice
berg warnings which the Cunard liner
Caronia and the White Star steamer Bal
tic sent to the Titanic on the day of the!
disaster, April 14.
? ^eriey? ,nc?ulrpd Particularly on
this point, finally asking:
. V in supposing that she ran
right into the region where the ice was
hllCT -a Wiar!]l"K that ice was there had
been received? I
replied the attorney general,
k'r Rufus said the Titanic's capacity
^ H^ .Pe?0ns' and tha* she carried
^ 8 cu"ers. and 4 collapsible
lifeboats, accommodating a total of 1 1?7
persons, and 3,,vj) lifebelts. On her first
ana last voyage the vessel carried 1 316
?2 Persons In her cV.w?
?tted w,th 15 bulkheads and a
number of watertight doors, beine de
to, ftill float in the e^ent of anv
? comPartments being flood
ed, under which condition the top of the
the water W?U'd b? ?r 3 feet above
Speed of 21 Knots Maintained.
The Titanic's speed, the attorney gen
eral said, April 14 was 21 knots an hour,
which speed was not lessened up to the
time of the collision. During that day
the Caronia and the Baltic had sent wire
less messages to the Titanic stating that i
icebergs, -growlers" and "fielders," were
s?r / Nevertheless," continued
r?Ih>Ru?UVafter dark the Titanic ran
right ahead at 21 knots, the night being
clear, but with nto moon."
c- ? s5,d he had served notice upon
Whu* F1"lay- ch'ef counsel for the
vVhite Star {steamship Company, who
is representing the line at the present
in lhe government consider
that ifi o k extreme importance, so
A, Robert might bring evidence
to the contrary if he had it.
Atlint^"8 a"n?unced thai particular
attention would be given to these three
points. The Titanic's speed after the
warnings oX ice had been received; the
insufficient number of lifeboats for the
persons carried by the steamer, and the
construction of the watertight com
partments. He gave a detailed
analysis of the numbers saved and
lost by classes and sexes, and indicated
thijt he considered that the dispropor
tionate number of first-class passen
gers rescued should be a matter of in
Cites Striking Features.
"One striking feature," he said, "is
that all except five women of the first
class were saved or had an opportunity
of being saved, some refusing to leave
their husbands. One fact that stands
out is that a very large number of
men of the first class were saved. It
may be necessary later to analyze these j
figures more closely."
It was extremely difficult, the attorney
general said, to ascertain exactly what oc
curred between the moment of collision
and the sinking of the liner. It appeared
that there was no panic. The men took
their boat stations according to the list.
All the lifeboats were lowered except the
collapsibles, concerning all of which
there was no accurate evidence, but most
of the boats did not have a complement
of persons. But for the wireless equip
ment of the vessel it was doubtful if any
body or many would have been saved.
Warnings Communicated.
Lord Mersey wished to know to how
many officers' warnings of the ice had
been communicated. Sir Rufus could
not answer more definitely than probably
the chief and first officers.
Lord Mersey also wished to know
whether the vessels of other nationali
ties were compelled to carry more life
boats than British ships carry. Sir Rufus
could not say positively as to this, but
said that evidence on the point would be
The court arranged to adjourn the in
quiry until Tuesday.
Will Participate in Celebration of
General Land Office.
"The Problems of the Present" is the
subject Secretary Fisher will discuss in
an address at the one-hundredth anni
versary celebration of the establishment
of the general land office, to be held in
Continental Memorial Hall next Tuesday.
Fred Dennett, commissioner of the gen
eral land office, will speak on ''Problems
of the Past," while Senator Knute Nelson
of Minnesota, member of the Senate com
mitttee on public lands, will talk on
"Viewpoint of the Pioneer."
Representatives Robinson of Arkansas
and Burdett of Washington will also
make short addresses. The former is
chairman of the House public lands com
mittee, while the latter was formerly
commissioner of the land office.
President Taft, Vice President Sherman.
Speaker Clark and a number of members
of Congress have been sent special in
vitations to attend the oelebration.
\\m -?
Would Abolish Church Rule
Against Amusements.
Report to General Conference Favors
Removing Restrictions.
Opposition Remains, But Church
Cannot Fix a Point Between "the
Turf and the Stock Market."
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 3.?"The
American people are too far advanced
longer to be restricted by church rules
as to what their amusements shall be.
The rule prohibiting dancing, card play
ing, gambling and going to theaters, cir
cuses and horse races, therefore, should
be abolished."
This is the gist of a report presented
today to the General Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church by the board
of bishops.
In recommending this radical change
the twenty-four active bishops stipulated
that the church, however, should not be
indifferent on these subjects, but that the
people should be left to judge for them
selves what is right or wrong in amuse
ments, having before them only the in
junction of John Wesley, which forbid
"the taking of such diversions as cannot
be taken in the name .of the Lord Jesus."
The bishops declared the church reiter
ated its opposition to theater going and
gambling, but the rule in force since 1872
could not fix a point between "the turf
and the stock market."
Bishop Cranston Makes Report.
The bishops' report was delivered by
Bishop Earl Cranston of Washington,
D. C.? and it formed the second sec
tion of the episcopal address, the first
half of which had been given the day
"We would joyfully acclaim tho day
when every Christian would abstain
from the amusements which have
been prohibited, but we can't repress
our conviction that Wesley dealt more
wisely with the danger.
"The bishops therefore recommend a
return to the consistent treatment of
this subject by Wesley and the more
earnestly because we are dealing with
the American people and the intelli
gence of the twentieth century.
Cannot Give Approval.
"As a church we cannot approve
dancing and theater-going. They are
questionable amusements. To us as
to several of our sister churches they
who justify these amusements as con
sistent with the spiritual life seem to
manifest a deplorable lack of spiritual
"Again we stand unitedly against
gambling, and we recognize clearly that
it is the same sin in Wall street that it
is in the lowest resort, but we have never
ventured legislatively to fix the point
where the race track gambler, passing
from the turf to the stock market, be
comes a respectable business man eligible
to church membership and the chairman
of the board of trustees.
"In our absolute helplessness before this
question we must continue to allow the
world to suspect that the larger the stake
and the more reckless of public weal the
gain, the less vicious the crime, provided
the winner pays tithes to religion or
Favor One Temperance Society.
The reports stated that 1,356 out of
2,067 district superintendents had de
clared the amusement paragraph in the/
church discipline was ineffective, 'l'he
bishops further recommended that the
church instead of having two temperance
President Taft has made no official statement on thf"
action of the House committee m reporting radical proposi
tions in the legislative, executive and judicial bill, practically
nullifying existing civil service laws and fixing a government
employe's limit of usefulness at sixty-five years, but there is
good reason for saying that if any such bill "ts*er reached the
White House it would be vetoed by Mr. Taft, no matter what
the consequences.
The White House does not believe the Senate will ever
accept such a bill should it get through the House, which is
now considered doubtful, and for that reason the President
may never have to pass upon it. The President, however, is
too strongly on record for civil service laws to permit such
material changes as proposed. It has been pointed out that
if the President should veto the bill, with Congress about to
adjourn, there would be no appropriation to' carry on many
branches of the government service, but the President would
not hesitate at that.
There is little doubt that the President will quietly use
his influence in the Senate to tear the bill to pieces if it should
reach that body in the form proposed by the appropriations
societies, as represented in the Anti
Saloon League and the Methodist Church
Temperance Society, have only one, sug
gesting abolishing the church society;
recommended that the church return to
the limit of five years for pastorates, as
was in force prior to JiK)0.
Denounced child labor and boycotting
in disputes between capital and labor.
Indorsed President,'Taft in his attempts
to promote international peace.
Denounced any attempt by any religious
bodies to interfere with the civil. status
of marriages of their members when per
formed by clergymen of other denomina
Source of Constant Agitation.
A resolution which declared that the
amusement. clause in the church rules
was "a source of constant agitation and
unrest," which asked for an investigation
by the committee on judiciary, was lost.
1 This was taken to mean that the full
conference itself desired to act on the
proposed change.
S An attack on Secretary of Agriculture
James Wilson for attending the Interna
tional Brewers' Congress in Chicago in
October, 1011, resulted in the adoption of
a resolution condemning liim. v
After naming President Taft as having
been asked to prevent Secretary Wilson's
presence at the congress, tlio resolution
declared that "those in authority have
forfeited all claim on the future fran
chise of the Christian and sober man
hood of the nation." Secretary Wilson's
explanation of his action was described
as "a most frivolous, fallacious and
stereotyped excuse." . ,
Senate Committee Likely to Eavor
Resolution Amending Constitution.
A resolution proposing an amendment
to the federal Constitution fixing the
term of President of the United States at
six years instead of four and prohibiting
a re-election may be reported favorably
from the Senate committee on judiciary
within a short time.
Senator Works of California introduced
a resolution with that object some time
ago, and it was referred to a subcommit
tee of the judiciary committee, composed
of Senators Root,' Nelson and Bacon.
That subcommittee, it is understood, is
favorable to the change in the Consti
tution; and when its report is made to
the full committee. It is predicted by
those In a position to know, it will be ap
proved by a majority.
Warships Going Up Mississippi.
In obedience to orders from the Navy
Department the battleship Nebraska and
the gunboat Petrel, which took part in
the recent centennial celebration at New
Orleans, left that city yesterday for a
cruise up the Mississippi river, making
their first stop at Katchex. Whether they
will go as far north as St. Louis will
depend entirely on the condition of the
Loss in Torras, La., Region
Will Reach Hundreds
of Thousands.
NEW ROADS, La.. May 3.?The yellow
waters of the Mississippi river today are
sweeping through a 1,000-foot breach in
the levee at Torras in an ever-increasing
torrent. It is difficult to estimate the fi
nancial loss which must come to the whole
of one parish at least?Polnte Coupee?
and parts of several others, but it is cer
tain that it will run up high into the
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The sugar cane, cotton, rice and corn
crops, which were well advanced, will
be a total loss before the flood has com
pleted its destructive work. In addition
to the crops, the loss of live stock will
be very heavy.
Torras was practically cut off from wire
communication last night, the water hav
ing burled the cross-arms on which the
telegraph wires are strung.
Special Trains Bun.
Special trains were run between New
Roads to a point near Torras last night
to bring out refugees. Hundreds of
people forced from their homes by the
water were picked up at several stations
along the line and brought to New Road
Many refused to leave their homes, pre
ferring to take their chances with the
water. In every direction farmers
could be seen from the train herding
their live stock and driving them to the
No loss of life has been reported from
any point In the newly flooded area, but
many stories of thrilling escapes are
continually coming in, and It Is known
that scores of persons still are in
Bayou Sara Menaced.
BATON ROUGE. La., May 3.?The
Mississippi river protection levee in
front of Bayou Sara, La., broke at 11
o'clock. According to the repoftehere
there is no chance to save the Vkwn
from inundation.
Nathaniel N. Cox Dead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 13.?Nathan
iel N. Cox, member of Congress from It.
to 1001 from the seventh Tennessee dis
trict, has died at his home in Williamson
county, aged seventy-six. . r
Preliminary Trials for Handi
cap Jumps Not Necessary.
Omission of the Advance Tests In
sures a Larger Field.
Programs Regarded as Best of Series.
Winners Announced at National
Capital Horse Show.
The form displayed by* tlie jumping
horse show led to a decision this morn
Horse Show led to a decision this morn
ing to abandon the preliminary trials for
the handicap jump, which opened this
afternoon's program at the exhibition
grounds. 18th and C streets northwest.
The preliminary tests were scheduled to
occur at 11 o'clock.
Fifty horses, the pick of the green and
qualified hunters at the grounds, several
of them ho.ders of world records, gal
loped into the arena at 2 o'clock for what
promised to be the most exciting event
of the meet.
The handicaps announced are 4 feet for
green hunters, 4 feet and 6 inches for
qualified hunters, 5 feet for hunters that
have competed in high-jumping events
and 5 feet and 4 Inches for horses that
have won high jumps.
This means that horses competing
under the latter handicap will have to
give more creditable performances in
clearing ^the bars at five feet four inches
than will green hunters taking the four
foot bars and, with the large number of
entries, the competition is bound to be
Means a Larger Field.
Although fifty horses originally were
entered in the open-to^all jump, with
which yesterday's program began, the
elimination contest of the morning great
ly reduced the number of thoroughbreds
that subsequently competed. The decis
ion to do away with the preliminary test
for today's handicap jump means that
more horses will match their skill in this
afternoon's opening event than in any
class since the show began.
The judges of the hunting events are
James W. Graves of Richmond. Va..
Antello Devereaux of Philadelphia and
G. P. Eustis of Washington. Today's
ring committee consists of William Lit
tauer, W. H. Brownson and Melvin C.
In addition to the handicap jump,
three other jumping events are on today's
program. They are class 61 for horses
suitable for hunters, in which there are
eighteen entries; class 52 for thorough
bred hunters, in which there are eleven
entries, and class 4t for novice hunters,
In which there are thirty-five entries.
Othere vents are for stallions, pairs ovsr
15.2; p heat on pairs, model harness horses,
graited saddle horses, tandems, ladies'
phateon horses, chargers, road hacks and
brougham horses. r
In the class for galted saddle horses,
the five-gaited thoroughbreds, Kentucky
Lad and Kymokan. owned by Miss Loula
Long of Kansas City, are entered, and Id
eal horsemen who have seen these ani
mals say they will be hard to beat. Miss
Long, who has competed in several of
the harness classes, has become a favorite
with the show patrons. Her splendid
driving has featured every event In which
she has participated.
Regarded as Best Features.
The programs arranged for today and
tomorrow are regarded as the best of the
show and another large crowd, including
foreign diplomatic representatives in
Washington, members of the cabinet,
senators and representatives and promi
nent society people of Washington. Bal
timore. Philadelphia, New York, Boston
and other cities, was on hand this after
noon for the opening event. If good
weather prevails tomorrow the total at
tendance at the show will far surpass
last year's record.
Winners of blue ribbons yesterday
were distributed among a large number
of entrants, only one competitor. Julian
Morris of Keswick, Va.. winning first
in two classes. Mr. Morris' horses, how
ever, came in for a portion of the prize
money in several events, his total win
nings for the day amounting to ap
proximately $200.
In class 51, for hunters, Mr. Morris'
Taeonite captured the blue ribbon, while
in class 32. for thoroughbred harks, his
entry. Devisor, was awarded first hon
ors In this class, also, the Morris
entry. Megantic. vion second place.
Wednesday Mr. Morris' jumpers, Merry
Xmas and Gunga Din. won first and
second place. respectively, in one of the
hunting classes.
Other Premium Winners.
Ix>rd Channlng Boy, the property of
Melvin C. Hazen. and winner at pre
vious shows in Washington, won first in
the class for stallions yesterday. Pride
O'Prides, the Edward B. McLean entry,
which was among Wednesday's prize
winners, captured first yesterday in the
class for harness horses over 15.2. Miss
Dong's Revelation and M. G. flyers' Billy
B., were sent out by the judges a second
time before a det%rfon could be reached
as to which horse was entitled to the
red ribbon. Revelation finally being ac
corded the winner.
In the hunting events yesterday there
were several bad spills, but none of the
accidents was sorious. Victor Mather, a
prominent young horseman of Philadel
phia, received a hard fall when his chest
nut gelding. Pagan Kin, failed to clear
the artificial wall in the center of the
There was a rush of judges toward the
horse and rider, and Mather finally was
pulled from between the flying legs
which threatened to hit him any moment.
He remounted and took the remaining
bars in faultless style, amid enthusiastic
applause from the spectators.
In the last event, a class for green hun
ters, Mint Julep, owned by the Ashlelgh
farms, and Duhallow, owned by Julian
Morris, fell over the hurdles, throwing
their riders. Neither was hurt, however,
and both continued the course.
Daring Jumps Over Hurdles.
Among the features of yesterday's show
was the riding of Miss Janet Allen,
daughter of Maj. Henry T. Allen. Astride
4of Yellowstone Regent, a big bay horse.
Miss Allen made daring jumps over a six
barred hurdle. This was in the open-to
all jumping contest. During the first heat
Yellowstone Regent took the bars fault
liessly. but, in the final try-out, his show
ing was not so good and Miss Allen won
only third place.
Mrs. Clarence Watson, wife of Senator
Watson of West Virginia, won round
after round of applause by her magnifi
cent driving of Ringing Bells in class 7.
She was awarded the blue ribbon, while
Tissington Belief, owned by Edward B.
McLean, came second.
Miss Gladys Earle of Philadelphia made
her first appearance in class 32, when she
rode Wanderer. She proved a splendid
rider and captured third prise.
Pour ponies, driven by children, com
peted In the class for ponies in harness.
Dandy, owned by Miss E. Mumford, and
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Committeemen, Who Would
Dismiss Clerks, Object to
Curtailing Mileage Rate.
Increases for Three District Em
ployes Voted Down.
Declares He Favors Even Larger
Salaries for Representatives.
"Old Men" Provision Not
?Although the House committee on ap
propriations proposes to throw out the
employes of the government at the age
of sixty-five years, to cut thorn down
without any recompense for their lost
positions, members of this same com
mittee argued strongly on the floor of
the House today to retain the provision
in the legislative bill, which is now un
der discussion, allowing every represent
ative in Con press 2i> cents a mile for
his traveling expenses, both going and
coming to Congress, a total of 40 cents
a mile in all.
Representative Fitzgerald, chairman of
the committee, who was Instrumental
later In the afternoon in holding back a
few dollars for increases in the salaries
of three citizens of the District of Colum
bia, argued very strongly for the $13,00?>
asked for in the legislative bill for the
purpose of paying representatives for
traveling at the rate of cents a mile
At the time The Star's report closed
the provision in the bill for the tiirowing
out of aged clcrks seemed to he several
hours distant. The bill was brought UP
shortly after 11 o'clock to be discussed
under the five-minute rule.
Jealous of Senate Salaries.
It became apparent immediately that
there would be a discussion somewhere
on almost every paragraph of the long
document, and the first difference of opin
ion was made evident when several rep
resentatives seemed to display a little
jealousy over the fact that the bill car
ried larger salaries for certain positions
on the Senate side of the Capitol than
for corresponding positions on the House
Representative Fitzgerald and Repre
sentative Johnson, the latter In charge of
the bill, opposed most vigorously tho
amendment by Representative Page of
North Carolina, who proposed that thp
Hite ofIrfleage allowed to representatives
be cut to 5 cents a mile. Repre
sentative Cannon, former Speaker, a
member of the appropriations com
mittee. was very frank in asking that
no reduction be made, and Repre
sentative Sherley of Kentucky, also
a member of the appropriation com
mittee, suggested that Representatives
be allowed only thefr actual traveling ex
penses, but following the usual practice
of years past, the House voted down
these two suggestions of economy; and
then proceeded to economize by refusing
to pay a night operator in the f"apltol as
much as a day operator, by refusing to
pay an assistant engineer in the House
office building any more than a laborer,
and by requiring the clerk for the com
mittee on mileage to do the work of that
committee for nothing.
Five-Minute Debate Limit.
The legislative, judicial and executive
bill was taken up by the House shortly
before 11a.m. today. Debate on :t
was under the five-minute rule.
The bill was read in part, and discus
sion started on the list of salaries for
the Senate cmplojes.
Representative Johnson said the com
mittee on appropriations did not feel
justified in making great cuts in the Sen
ate salary list, which in the bill ttnals
$S18,t>4??. The committee had been asked
for $330,000.
Representative Austin, Tennessee, asked
why senators' secretaries are allowed
I&J.UU0 a year, which is more than that
allowed in the House.
"It is not justice." said Mr. Austin. He
also said that senators' secretaries at
'$-,(Mi; senators' stenographers, at $1.3'**
or $1,400, when the House employes are
at a lower figure, is a proposition for
considerable thought
Items Objected To.
The items "telegraph operator, $1,500."
and "telegraph page, $6U0," in the Vice
President's office were objected to by
Representative Garner of Texas. The
House cut out two telegraph operators
last year. Representative Johnson said
the committee did not feel justified in
reducing the Vice President's force.
Representative Fitzgerald, chairman of
the appropriations committee, said the
Senate had said it required these em
"Can you conceive any reason why a
telegraph operator should be furnished to
the Vice President any more than to the
Speaker of the House?" asked Represent
ative Garner.
"The Senate says there is a need for
one," replied Representative Fitzgerald.
He also said he bad seen many repre
sentatives severely criticise the personnel
of the Senate employes, but that when
the representatives had become senators
they invariably changed their minds.
Favors Plenty of Clerks.
Representative Mann, Illinois, said It
was fair to show that the Vice Presi
dent's office had $7,540 under it and the
Speaker's ofHce had more than $12,000.
"I looked into some of the Senate com
mittees and found some of them have
had no bills referred to them, consequent
ly have had no business to tarnsact."
Representative Mann said many com
mittee clerks are employed In handling
business between, a senator and his con
stituency. His argument was for plenty
of clerks for senatois, so that the busi
ness of the legislators could be handled
with dispatch.
Argues for More Help.
Representative Olmsted of Pennsylvania
argued for more clerical assistance all
around. one in this discussion made
any reference to economy in the pay
rolls of the clerks whp assist legislators in
their daily tasks. Representative Page of
fered an amendment to the clause ap
propriating $154,000 for the mileage of
members of the House. He proposed 5
cents a mile as sufficient, the total being
$.'18,500. Me said the House is not entitled
to give its members money for a purpose
for which it is not spent.
"It is not fair to ourselves or the peo
ple to take this money under the guisa
of mileage. If we're to make any im?

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