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to a thwart In one end of the boat, while the two others were huddled In the other end. In their mouth* were small pieces of cork, which Dr. R. S. French of the Oceanic believes the victims chewed In their delirium to ease the pain of hunger and thirst. News of the finding of these bodies was reported briefly by wireless last night. One of the victims was Thomas Beattie, a passenger. Mme. Marcelle Navratil of Nice, France, arrived on the Oceanic and was driven at once to the Children's Society, where she met her two children, Michel and Kdmund, who were rescued from the Ti tanic, while their father perished. The widow was met st the pier by her cousin. Miss Rose Brunc of Elkins Park. Md., and Miss Margaret Hays of this city, who for weeks cared for the little survivors. The meeting between mother and children was an affecting one. Lifebelts Were Refused by Passengers, Says Steward lX>NDON, May TV?The board of trade commission of inquiry into the Titanic disaster today resumed the taking of the testimony of surviving members of the crew. S. J. Rule, a bathroom steward, who last week said that boat No. 15. in which he had escaped from the wreck, took only four women and three children, cor rected this today, -when he said that women were in the majority in the boat. He explained that he had been ill, which had affected his memory. E. p. Hart, a third-class steward, ex plained the steps that were taken for the rescue of third-class passengers. He said they were called from their berths and assisted to put on lifebelts. Many of them refused the lifebelts, saying there was no danger. The stewards had difficulty in getting the women to go to the boat deck, but succeeded in inducing two lots of about twenty-five each to enter the lifeboats Cmt of sixty third-class stew ards carried by the Titanic only eleven were saved. Thinks He Saw Titanic. Charles Grove, third officer of the Ley land liner California, believe* he saw the Titani.- strike the iceberg on the night of April 14. Grove testified yesterday bel re the commission that he was on watch on th eCaliforniain when the vessel re ferred to previously as th? "ship of mys tery" was first sighted on the night of the catastrophe. He declared that at 11:40?almost at the moment when the Titanic struck the Iceberg?the lights of the steamer whicu he was watching were shut out. He be lieved that the turning of the steamer two points to port (which the Titanic is said to have done immediately after the impact) would account for this. Grove's fellow-officers disagree with him. but from the remarks of Lord Mer sey. president of the inquiry, he concurs in the belief of Grove. Grove testified that he was certain the steamship he saw was a passenger steam er. her two masthead lights being one of the grounds for his belief. He declared he reported to the captain, who came up on the bridge, that she was a passenger ship, but that the captain thought otherwise. Grove tried to signal her with a Morse lamp, but failed. The captai nhad said that tttfc only passenger steamer in the vicinity was the Titanic. After Groves left the stand George F. Stewart, chief officer of the Californian. testified. Stewart said the second officer told him that rockets had been seen, but that he thought the flashes were in an swer to signals which another ship fur ther south had been sending up. Replying to Solicitor General Sir John Simon, the witness admitted that he thought the signals indicated distress be cause they were whlto. The witness continued that from the po sition in which the Californian lay all night and the position of the wreckage Seen in the morning he calculated the Californian must have been thirty miles from the Titanic. JUDGES GET ESSAYS About 100 Manuscripts on Fly Written by Children. RESULT SOON TO BE KNOWN Announcement of Prize Winners likely Firot of Week. HUNTING INSECTS' LAIRS Swatters Show Diligence in Crusade. Laurence Fitzgerald Now Third in Race. Approximately 100 essays were submit ted in The Star's anti-fly essay contest, which closed yesterday. The papers have been turned over to the committee of Judges, consisting of Health Officer Wil liam C. Woodward. Alexander T. Stuart, director of intermediate instruction in the public schools, and John G. McGrath. president of the Park View Citizens' As sociation. Names of the winners prob ably will not be ready for announcement before the first of next week. The task of examining the essays will be anything but an easy one, although I>r. Murray, supervisor of the anti-fly campaign, has endeavored to facilitate the work for the judges. He has in serted with each paper a card tearing the name of the contributor and also the names of the three Judges. As each judge examines an essay he will mark under his name the rating which, in his opinion, it should have. After all the cards have been returned to Dr. Mu? ray the total of the ratings on each e? say will t>e ascertained and the eom jetitors receiving the highest numoer of P-'ints will be declared the winners. Length of Judges' Work. of the ent re number of contributions turned in the judges today were given one-third each. As fast as they dispose of the allotments assigned them they will receive new allotments. This method, it ,s believed, will make it possible for the work to be completed within three or four days. Ages of the children competing in the contest range from six to sixteen years. A number of the contributions show origi nality of thought and It is expected that the ratings will be close, in addition to the in prizes to be awarded the win ners by The Star, honorary certificates will be presented by the District health department. Health officials believe that the youth of the city who have competed in the con test should know that the health depart ment appreciates the interest they have shown in a matter so vitally affecting the welfare of the city and. accordingly, they have decided to present certificates as acknowledgment of that appreciation. Fitzgerald Is Third. l-awrence r'zgerald yesterday delivered 4,400 flies ' ' r. Murray, in the municipal building. -? .-i result of which he oc cupies third place in the anti-fly cam paign for May. Fourth grade pupils of the Brent school, who formerly occupied third place, have fallen back into fourth position. According to Dr. Murray, the scarcity of flies has caused the contestants to look up the breeding places of the insects, which is the best thing that could have happened. The youthful crusaders are striking a death blow at the fly in his own lair, and this is sure to produce beneficial results that will be felt all summer, in the opinion of the health ex pert. District Delegate Says He Was Urged to Bolt. TELLS OF DIXON'S TALK Taft Delegate Declares Refusal It Eeason for Contest WOULD NOT SIGN REPUDIATION District Republican Asserts Boose velt Manager Planned to Pub lish It Broadcast. That Senator Dixon, manager of the Roosevelt campaign, has made overtures to W. Calvin Chase, one of the two Taft delegates ir* the District of Columbia, in an effort to have them both sign a re pudiation of President Taft, Is the state ment made today by Mr. Chase. Senator Dixon was shown the statement made by Chase this afternoon. He de clined to make any comment whatsoever in regard to it at this tkne. Calvin Chase's Statement. W. Calvin Chase's statement is as fol lows: I accompanied a prominent Georgia politician to the residence of Senator Dixon about three weeks ago and re mained with him two hours or more. He wanted me to repudiate President Taft j and declare for Theodore Roosevelt. He I w as anxious that I should prepare a ] I document similar to the one prepared by i the two bolting South Carolina Taft dele gates, which, he said, would have a great efiect upon the country. He outlined to me wnat the Roosevelt committee intend ed to do. He declared that the Georgia delegation headed by Col. Lincoln John son, would not be admitted to the con vention. He also spoke of certain dele gates that had been elected in Virginia and what would be done with them. He I a*sared me that Roosevelt had control of the national committee, and if I would prepare a repudiation of President Taft a ,j ru ? to him next morning he would have It telegraphed throughout the country. 1 "He assured me that I would not lose anything, and that it would be better for me to do this, because I would get privileges from Theodore Roosevelt that others would not get. Bradshaw, Too. He was anxious that Aaron Brad shaw, the other Taft delegate from the District of Columbia, should join me in the repudiation. Of course, Bradshaw knew that I was going to confer with Senator Dixon. After I had the inter view, which lasted two hours or more, I was requested by Senator Dixon to have Mr. Bradshaw go to the senator's resi- i dence the next morning. When I told Bradshaw what Senator Dixon wanted, Bradshaw became frightened. The next morning, while Bradshaw was In my ot fice. Senator Dixon called me on the tel ephone and said: " 'I have been waiting for you and Brad shaw since 9 o'clock and it is now 10:30.' "I turned to Bradshaw and told him what Senator Dixon had said. Bradshaw requested me to ask the senator what assurance he, Bradshaw, would be! f*veP that he would not be discharged. Bradshaw knew, of course, that he would not be touched; but we wanted to find out the interest certain District government officials have In the candidacy of Theo dore Roosevelt. "When I put the Question .to Senator Dixon the night previous and also on the morning he telephoned to me J was assured that Bradshaw would not be disturbed in his position at the Dis trict building. This satisfied both of us in whs* we wanted to know. Contest Besult of Befusal. "Had we declared for Roosevelt there would be no contest. I am thoroughly convinced of the methods that are being resorted to by the Roosevelt managers. Right or wrong?If you are for Roosevelt there will be no contest. I have more to say if Senator Dixon denies what I have charged against him. My existence doesn't depend on my being admitted to the Chicago convention, and if .1 am not admitted it will not be because I was not elected, but because the Roose velt clan ara in control of the temporary organization. I am for the renomination and re-election of President Taft be cause he deserves it and because the fight against him is cowardly." Sidney Bieber. one of the defeated can didates for the District delegation to Chi. ? ago. Is preparing to file a contest against the Bradshaw-Chase delegation Bieber is at present national republican committeeman for the District of Co l lumbia and is confident that he has con siderable strength with the committee. In the papers which Bieber is preparing are affidavits from two men who allege that the ballot box In one district was tampered with; and other affidavits have been prepared with a view to strength ening the Bieber-Wilder claim that the Bradshaw-Chase people juggled with the polling places in other ways. Regarding this Calvin Chase said today: Says Bieber Named Board. " I don't know why Messrs. Bieber and Wilder filed such a contest. These two were defeated at the polls by the voters who favored President Taft. The de feated candidates cried 'fraud' the mo ment the vote was announced by the re turning board. Sidney Bieber, national committeeman for the District, selected the election board that arranged for the election of delegates. I had nothing what ever to do with the appointment of any one member of the board and neither did I name a judge. I selected several names of good men for election Judges, but not f?e.W"?pP?nted- 11 ls a fact- however, that both Bieber and Wilder submitted two complete lists of judges through Bieber s 'man Friday,' Andrew J. Thomas his special member of the olection board, and who refused to sign the majority re port of the judges of election." "FAUST" NUMBERS FEATURE. Grand Opera Chorus to Give Concert Tomorrow Evening. The Washington Grand Opera Chorus, composed of local singers, who, under the direction of De Cortez Wolffungen, re cently gave an artistic but unsuccessful production of "Faust" in one of the local theaters, Is giving a concert tomorrow evening at 8:15 o'clock, at National Rifles' Armory, which will conclude with a dance. Much of the music of "Faust" will be sung. Mrs. R. H. Dalgleish, contralto; Miss Marion McFall, soprano, and Miss Rob erta Z Allen, violinist, will assist as soloists. SUBMARINE BOAT AGROUND. Captain Hopes to Float Vessel on Next High Tide. PHILADELPHIA, May 16.?The life saving station at Great Egg Harbor near Atlantic City, reports that a govern ment submarine boat, marked "C2" is aground about four miles off shore. The vessel is lying easy in fourteen feet of water, and the captain declined the assistance of life savers. He hopes to float his ship on the next high tide. The Match" is the title of a sweet little love story written by Stirling Mc Enery Stuart for our next Sunday Maga zine The cover ls a beautiful girl's head by Pcnrhyn Stan laws. Boland Statement False, Says G. F. Brownell. ARCHBALD CASE WITNESS Solicitor for Erie Bailroad Company Before House Committee. LIABLE FOE PEBJUBY, HE SAYS Denies He Communicated With Hill side Coal and Iron Company in Culm Bank Deal. George P. Brownell, vice president and [ general solicitor of the Brie Railroad I .??pany? told the House committee on judiciary today that if W. P. Boland of [ ranton. Pa., author of charges against I Judge Robert W. Archbald of tho Com merce Court should repeat under oath statements that he had made to Attorney General Wickersham, Boland would be liable for perjury. Mr. Brownell characterized as "gro tesquely and absurdly false" the state ment made by Boland that the general counsel for the Erie, after an interview with Judge Archbald in New York, had telephoned to Capt. W. A. May of the Hillside Coal and Iron Company at Scran ton to give Judge Archbald and E. J. Wil liams an option on the Katydid culm Mr Brownell said the only part e e\er took in the matter was to intro duce Judge Archbald to Vice President iT; j Richardson of the Erie. He never ? hft tJle Katydid negotiations after uu fead of the charges against Judge Archbald a few weeks ago. fn^J?^.nelX den,ed that any litigation be the Commerce Court in which the trie railroad was interested was ln in any way by the negotiations of Wi liams and Judge Archbald for the Katydid culm bank. The Erie railroad was interested in this property only as'a stockholder. Saw Brownell in New York. Mr. Brownell said that he received a letter from Judge Archbald under date of July 31, 1911, written from ficranton, asking: him if he would be in his office in New York Friday of that week. "I am to be in New York on that day, and may desire to see you for a few min utes," wrote the judge. "Judge Archbald called at my office on Friday, August 4." said Mr. Brownell, 'as arranged in this correspondence. He stated that he was interested in an en deavor to clear up the title in certain property in the vicinity of Scranton on which the Hillside Coal and Iron Com pany had an interest. He stated that negotiations had been under way with A\. A. May of the Hillside company, and that he understood the matter had been referred to the New York office. The judge said he knew none of the general officers of the Erie except myself and had taken the liberty to ask me who might be the proper person to see. "I told the Judge that G. A. Richard son, first vice president of the Erie, would be familiar with that matter and offered to introduce him to Mr. Richardson. X. g?."^rchbald then went with me to Mr. Richardson's office and I introduced him. I recall hearing Mr, Richardson say that he had had some talk with Capt. May about the Katydid claim and would be g!ad to talk to him. I left the room and that day left the city. I never heard anything more about the matter until a few days ago when I read my name in connection with these charges. Tells of Erie Cases in Court. Chairman Clayton asked Mr. Brownell to detail tor the committee the status of the ligtherage case and the Erie railroad's part In It, which was before the Court of Commerce at the time Judge Archbald was negotiating from the Hillside Coal and Iron Company for the Katydid culm bank. The Erie, Mr. Brownell said, was Involved in two cases in the Commerce Court, one the "differential fuel rate ^8e:.^aild the other what 18 known as the Federal sugar" or lighterage case. "The first decision In that case toy the interstate commerce commission," said Mr. Brownell, "was In favor of the con tention of the railroads. Later the case was decided against the railroads by a divided commission and suit was insti tuted in the Commerce Court." Decision of the case by the Supreme awaited^ the UnIted ?tates 18 now being "I wish to say," Mr. Brownell further declared, that the statement of W. P. Boland to Commissioner Meyer, as testi iMr" Cockrell> th? commission s ? ^etary. that I telephoned **ay to let Judge Archbald have ? . culm- Is unqualifiedly false." ?- F. Boland was not present at the hearing for the first time since,it began. This prompted Mr. Brownell to s&y "I am sorry Mr. Boland is not hereTlf he were I would challenge his reported statements about me In much more em phatic words than I would use in his ab sence. Negotiations for the Option. John M. Robertson, one of the owners of tho Katydid culm dump, who joined in the option given Judge Archbald and F. J. Williams, was called to the stand when Mr. Brownell was excused. Mr. "prison described the ownership of the Katydid culm and its contents. He also V? w.I1.?e negotiations for the option by sida T The Interests of the Hlll side Coal and Iron Company, a subsidiary of the Erie, in the dump, he said, had been offered in a previous deal for 92.000. u^?J^t80r\ ^Htber stated that the whole not worth more than 'JSiTrJK i'liams- Archbald option, which fell through, was to have been pro cured for $8,000. When Williams came to him seeking option on the property. Rx>bertaon declared Williams toldhim that he and Judge Archbald had some parties to whom he could sell the dump." Robertson denied that he had ever told Edward J. Williams, as Williams testified, that he would not grant an option on the Katydid culm If W. P. Boland had any thing to do with it "I never said that to Williams," de clared Robertson, "because I had no idea that Boland had anything to do with the negotiations. I never would have riven an option to Boland, however. I have known him for a long time and think he would have been very likely to stir ud litigation." DEBS EXPECTED TO LEAD. Believed He Will Be the Socialist Candidate for President INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 16.?Discus sion of the platform and the report of th? committee on international relations was the most Important business before the national socialist convention here today The provisions of the platform have been guarded carefully and the planks prob ably will not be known until they are In troduced for discuss'on. The international relations committee it is said, will ask the convention to strike a "hands-off" attitude on the part of fhe United States in regard to Mexico. Senor de Lara, the delegate from Mexico to the convention, already has asked the con vention to take such action. Eugene V. Debs of Terre Haute. Ind., who always has led his party for the presidency, is expected today and prob ably will be the choice for the nomination in tho next campaign. Emil Seldl of Mil waukee, however, has a large following among the delegates. Charles Edward Russell, it seems wiil get the second place on the ticket. The nominations are scheduled to be made to morrow morning. To study conditions at first hand, Rev. T. Freeman Dixon of the chair of so ciology and economics at the Woman's College, Frederick. Md., tok the members of the class on a trip of Inspection to the poorer sections of the city. DENMARK'S NEW QUEEN. \ Uin>EJ.WOOT>lt USDCXWDOD. QUEEN ALEXANDRIirA. / Share m Red Cross Prizes From Empress' Fund. LESAGE GETS LARGE AWARD Parisian Invents Portable X-Ray Laboratory for Autos. CHANGES ABE PROPOSED Russian Delegates Suggest Altera tion in Rules Governing Use of Royal Gift. The jury having In charge the award ing of prizes from the fund of the Cm press Marie Feodorovns for inventions designed to lessen the suffering of sick and wounded soldier* at this morning's session of the ninth International Red Cross conference announced the* list of winners. Two Americans, Capt. Henry Ia Brown and Ukj. P. S. Halloran, both of the Army Medical Corps, Capt. Brown being stationed at Fort Slocum, N. Y., and Maj. Halloran at the Walter Reed Hospital, this city, are among the prize winners. The list follows: First prize, 6,000 rubles (about $3,000), Dr. Liouls Lesage of Paris, chief of the laboratory of electrotherapy and radio therapy of the Necker Hospital, for a portable X-ray laboratory for use In con nection witih an-automobile. Two second prises, of 3,000 rubles each one to G. Steindorf, Golzow, Germany, for a bicycle stretcher; the other to Maj. Rlggenbach, of Casernes Bale, Switzer land, for a folding wheeled stretcher. Win the Third Prizes. Six third prizes of 1,000 rubles each? Capt. Henry L. Brown, Army Medical Corps, Fort Slocum, N. Y., portable wash stand, adapted for pack mule transporta tion; Col. Pick, Vienna, Austria, sanitary equipment for mountain columns; Dr. Glinsky, St. Petersburg. Russia, portable folding stretcher; Maj. P. & Halloran, Walter Reed Hospital, same; Capt. Fran cesco Roselli, Lieut. Col. Taschettl and Col. Abbamondi, Medical Corps. Rome, same; J. IJnxweller, Klsslngen, Germany, arrangements for elastic suspension of twelve stretchers in one railway car, and system of storing with fixing at ceiling of the car. A cablegram announcing the result of the prise competition was sent to the Empress Marie Feodorovna, who is visit ing at Marlborough House, England. Today's proceedings Included the read ing of papers on a number of Red Cross activities both in this country and abroad. Mirza All Kull Khan, Persian charge d'affaires in Washington, presented a paper on help and assistance rendered In Persia In ancient and modern times. Changes Are Proposed. A number of changes were proposed for the statutes governing the Empress Feo dorovna international fund, members of the Russian Red Cross making the sug gestions. Miss Boardman, of the Amer ican Red Cross, suggested, In connection with a discussion of measuTes for increas ing the Augusta fund and extending its ueei, that the International committee would do well to establish traveling schol arships, the expenses to be pakl from the income of this fund, and those selected to travel under such scholarships to Inves tigate and report on various phases of Red Cross work in the different countries. Miss Boardman also read a paper pre pared by Huntington Wilson, assistant secretary of state, on International as sistance rendered by the American Red Cross in time of disaster. Other matters discussed at today's ses sion were the report of the special com mission having In charge the Nightingale foundation, a fund being raised by the International Red Cross, to be used In the establishment of some permanent memorial In honor of Florence Nightingale; a paper by Maj. F. F. Russell of the Army Medical Corps on the results of typhoid vaccination in the .United 8tates; a report on the work of the Greek Red Cross, by Dr. Theodore P. Ion, delegate from the Greek Red Cress Society, and a paper by Prof. Wreden of the Russian Red Cross on the usefulness of cards in aiding the Identification of wounded men transferred from war ships after action. Today's activities will conclude with the banquet at the New Willard this even ing, the banquet being tendered by the American National Red Cross to the visit ing foreign delegates. Take Trip to Mount Vernon. Despite the showers yesterday after noon, a large number of the delegates to the conference made the trip to Mount Vernon, going down on the electric cars and returning on board the yacht May flower. M. Gustav Ador, president of the international Red Cross committee, acting for the delegates, placed a superb wreath of American beauty rosea and white lilies, on the tomb of Washington, the wreath being the tribute of the Red Croes delegates to the memory of the , Father of His Country. During the re f turn trip to the city, tea was served on board the Mayflower. Drv M. V. Sll-bermark of the Austrian Red Cross Society and MaJ. Charles Lynch of the Army Medical Corps, were the speakers at last night's illustrated lecture at Continental Hall, telling: of the work of the Red Cross in time of peace, as well as showing how the organisation relieves the wounded on battlefields. Dr. Sllbermark. using motion pictures as illustrations, showed the work of the Austrian Red Cross in removing wounded soldiers from the field and administering first aid. He also told of the work of the Red Cross organization in times of great national calamities. MaJ. Lynch, describing mine rescue work and the relief of the Injured In rail way disasters, said the motion pictures that are being shown of this kind of work are rapidly spreading a knowledge of proper methods of first aid work among 'toe people of the country. ASKS A COURT ORDER FOR 12,500 HOW Mrs. Hutchins Claims Widow's Share of Rents for Her Maintenance. Mrs. Rose Keeling Hutchins, widow of Stilson Hutchins, today applied to the equity branch of the District Supreme Court for an order on William J. Dante, trustee of the Hutchins estate, to pay to her 12,500 per month, which she claims is her share of the rents from the real estate left by her husband, under the pro visions of his will or even if he had died intestate. Mrs. Hutchins says Trustee Dante has in hand a large sum collected from rents since the death of her husband, and re- i quests that she be given her share of that amount now and monthly hereafter, until one of the wills is probated or ad ministrators appointed, and that Mr. Dante be continued in the management of the estate and directed to pay her share of the rents to her each month. The deed in trust under which Mr. Dante is managing; the estate provides that on the death of Mr. Hutchins the property be conveyed to the executors under his will. This provision, it is claimed, nullified the order of Chief Jus tice Clabaugh signed last fall, by which Mrs. Hutchins has been in receipt of $2,000 monthly for household expenses. Unable to Make Payments. Since the death of Stilson Hutchins, the trustee has been unable, it Is said, owing to the provisions of the deed, to make these payments and the widow is without provision for her maintenance pending action of the Probate Court in the mat ter of the testamentary papers left by Stilson Hutchins. In her petition Mrs. Hutchins tells the court that demands have been made on Trustee Dante to turn over to Walter S. Hutchins and Charles L. Frailey, two of the persons named as executors in the will made In 1010, all the assets of the estate and that Mr. Dante has refused to do so. Mrs. Hutchins commends the action of the trustee and declares no authority is vested in Walter Hutchins and Chas. L. Frailey to receive from the trustee or collect on their own behalf any rents from the real estate. Mrs. Hutchins says the monthly rents aggregate more than $7,300 and that her share under any disposition of the estate would be more than $2,500 per month. Attorneys Olttings & Chamberlin appear for Mrs. Hutchins. MG WOMAN CLERKS HAVE FEAST OF SHEER __ 4 Senator Heyburn's committee room in the Capitol today looked like a well stocked candy shop, with many dainties to tempt the palate. The delicacies were produced before the committee by a dele gation of manufacturer* of candles who desired to speak on the Burton bill,which would require the weight or other meas ure of quantity to be stamped on pack ages of sweets. "We will leave these exhibits with the committee," remarked one of the candy men at the conclusion of the hearing. "I don't think we shall need them," remarked Senator Cummins. "We have all been brought up with such things, and I think we know what they are." "They are some of the perquisites of the committee," commented Senator Smith of South Carolina. The candy was left. Later in the day the committee room was popular among the young wom en employed in the Capitol. The Burton bill would compel candy men to stamp the weight on even the smallest packages of sweets; yuvd it was pointed out to the committee tnat it would be practically impossible for manufac turers to stamp the weight on some of the tiny packages that sell for 5 and 10 cents, upon one-cent sticks of candy and upon such packages sold at the candy shop. "We have no objection to a require ment that we stamp the weight on pack ages of candy, providing tne provision does not apply to the small packages that weigh six ounoea or less or sell for 10 cents or less,** the manufacturers told the committee. Investigation of Local Lighting Companies. HEARING AT THE CAPITOL Representative Prouty Against Half and-Half Principle. PAYMENT of inspectors Counsel for Corporation Charges Discrimination?Public Utill-# ties Considered. Joseph Letter, president of the Wash ington Gas Light Company: R. H. Golds borough, general counsel for the George town Gas Light Company; T. S. Pincher, superintendent of manufacture, and Dis trict Commissioner Judson were witnesses before the Lobeck subcommittee of the House District committee, which today started its Investigation of the gas cor porations in the District. During the inquiry Representative Prouty of Iowa made it plain that he is not in favor of the half-and-half principle of appropriation in the District, as pro vided for by the covenant between the United States and the District. He went so far as to make the prediction that Con gress would drift away from the half-and half principle, regardless of the act of 1878. Representative Prouty's statement oc curred while he and Commissioner Jud son were discussing the general subject of inspectors of gas appliances. Several bills are under consideration by the sub committee, providing for a half dozen changes in the local gas situation. One of these requires a corps of inspectors to be paid by the government on the reg ular half-and-half plan: Objects to Half-and-Half Plan. "I believe this inspection would be a good thing," he said, "provided we could place the burden where it belongs. 1 don't see why my people back in Iowa ought to be taxed to pay for the services of an Inspector for the District of Colum bia." "Of course," said Commissioner Jud son, "If it appeals to Congress that way It can be provided that the Inspectors shall be paid out of District funds." "Of course." said Mr. Prouty. "But remember I am not advocating such a course," said the Commissioner. "Off hand." continued Representative Prouty, "I would not consider It fair to tax the general government for the serv ice of local gas inspection." "But you must remember the general government would pay Its share on the theory that all District expenses are to be shared by the federal government." reminded the Commissioner. "There are some things which are ex empt from this," returned Representative Prouty. "Very few," said the Commissioner. "Well, if I understand the temper of Congress, there are going to be a whole lot of things for which the United States won't pay in this District government." And with that remark Representative Prouty turned his attention to the public utilities bill. "There la no use," said he, "In investi gating the price of gas it we are to pass a public utilities bill by which all public service corporation matters will receive attention." President Joseph Letter told the com mittee that he did not think it fair for the companies to pay for inspectors, espe cially in view of the fact that the gas companies had an agreement with the Commissioners to reduce the price of gas aa the earnings warranted. The additional salaries of inspectors, he said, would only take away from the earnings, and the burden would be car ried by the consumer. Discrimination Charged. "Many things could be done by this committee in the way of legislation," said Mr. Goldsborough, "as the pas com panies are discriminated against. For in stance, we are taxed 1 per cent more than the electric light companies. "We have an unfair law which calls for a twenty-two candle power gas and makes us throw away a hundred thousand dol lars a year. Eighteen candlepower has would be better for the public; it would not cost so much and would be safer and better gas, because coal gas and not wa ter gas would then be the principal con stituent. "In the assessor's office we are dis criminated against, as we have to pay a tax on mains and service pipes, proba bly $50,000 a year. The electric light company pays no tax on its conduits. Re* member that taxing a public utilities cor poration affects the people, who pay the tax in the last analysis." A general discussion on the merits of the proposed public utilities bill took place. Commissioner Judson made a strong plea for an early report on the measure. DEMOCRATIC LEAK FIXING UP THE SLATE Endeavor to Remove Cause for Discord From the Mary land Convention. BALTIMORE, Md., May 16.?The dem ocratic state convention met here today to select delegates to the national con vention to be held In this city next month. Thirty-two delegates, or double the regu lar quota, with half a vote each, were to be named who are to support Speaker Clark for the presidential nomination in conformity with the Instructions of the party at the preferential primary. May 6, when Clark received a popular plurality of nearly 12,000 in the state and a ma jority of flfty-two of the 129 delegates to the state convention. The party leaders were In conference until a late hour last night and again this forenoon endeavoring to prepare a list of delegates-at-large and their* alter nates that would be acceptable to all ele ments of the party. i Tentative lists of district delegates had also been framed by the county delegates from each congressional district. These also were the subject of further consider ation at conferences preceding the open ing of the convention, which met shortly after noon. The conferences of the leaders and the meetings of the district delegates contin ued until past the meeting hour of the convention. It was understood that the list of delegates at large had been agreed upon and included United States Senators Isidor Rayner and John Walter Smith, Mayor James H. Preston of Baltimore, A. P. Gorman, Jr.; Representative J. F. C. Talbott, former Representative J. F. Miles. John J. Mahon, one of the Baltimore city leaders, and Jasper N. Willlson. The delegation was made up with regard to the geographical division of the state, Baltimore getting three of the delegates. Senator Rayner. Mayor Preston and Mr. Mahon. That ex-Sheriff J. O. McDermott of Mason county, W. Va., owes the county more than 126.000 is the ruling of the state accounting department, which has Just completed an audit of the former sheriff's books. McDermott's term of of fice covered the years of 1906-06. <4 t, NOTICE! ALL PERSONS DESIRING FEWER SALOONS arc urged to sign their names and addresses to the following let ter and to forward same at once to the Committee on the District of Columbia. House of Representatives. W ashing ton. D. C. DO IT TONIGHT. Committee meets tomorrow (Friday), the 17th instant. Washington, D. C., May , 1912. To the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.: Gentlemen: I respectfully urge that you give favorable consideration at this >ession of Congress to the bill S. 54M, regulating the granting of licenses for barrooms in the Dis trict of Columbia, and for other purposes. Yours respectfully. Street. LYNCH LEADS HERE! Wins Columbia's Support for Head of the I. T. U. PRINTERS HOLD ELECTION John M. Dickman Chosen President of the Local Union?Reports From Other Cities. L<ocaI unions of the International Typo graphical Union throughout the country voted yesterday for International officer?, at the same time holding elections for their own local officers. The results in Washington showed that James M. Lynch, candidate for re-election as In ternational president, received a majority of the votes cast, this being the first time In Mr. Lynch's twelve years' In cumbency that he has been giveu a ma jority by Columbia Typographical Union, No. 101. Opposing President Lynch wae Fred Barker of Spokane. The rote of Columbia Union for International president was, Lynch, 767; Barker, 730. John M. Dickman Elected. Local officers* elected yesterday were John M. Dickman, president; Eugene F. Smith, vice president; George G. Selbold. secretary; Jerome V. Johnson, treasurer; George H. Ball, Edgar P. Bennett and Charles W. Radley, auditors; Eugene H Andrew, William H. Cornish, James U. McCormick and Thomas J. Fltswtlllam delegates to the International Typograph ical Union, and George B. Tallman, Archi bald C. Haley and Elmer Dement, alter- I nates. Nulen C. Stoops was elected doorkeeper without opposition. Edwin A. Fraser, Harry C. Knapp, Robert E. Sanders, George B. Wood, and Joseph B. Skelly, executive committee for newspaper em ployes; Marsh A. Bodenhamer, Charles E. Holmes, William R. Love, John R. , Purvis and William S. Sill, for book and Job printers, and Wilson H. Cook, for the machinists, and Eugene Conner, sergeant at-arms. Lynch Ban Well Elsewhere. 1 Candidates for officers of the Interna tional Typographical Union, besides Pres ident Lynch, who were favored by Colum bia, No. 101, were: For vice president, James M. Duncan of New York; Frank Morrison, Chicago; Max S. Hayes, Cleve land; Hugh Stevenson, Toronto; A. B. Rodriguez, New York, delegates to the American Federation of Labor; C. M. Cobb, Cincinnati, secretary-treasurer; Anna C. Wilson, Washington; Michael Powell, Ottawa; George P. Nichols, Bal timore, and Walter E. Ames, Milwaukee, trustees for the Union Printers' Home. F. C. Roberts was favored for agent of the Union Printers' Home. Reports received in Washington from other parts of the country show that President Lynch ran well ahead of his opponent. In Chicago, with the count of ballots not completed. Lynch was sub stantially in the lead over Barker. In New York Lynch's majority over Barker was 800. WILL VOTE TOMORROW ON FREE SUGAR MEASURE Wool Tariff Revision Will Be Taken Up in the Senate Next Tuesday. The Senate finance committee today agreed to vote on the free sugar and ex cise tax bills tomorrow and on the wool bill next Tuesday. Tfcey are the only tar iff revision measures passed by the demo cratic House upon which the Senate finance committee has not acted. The metals and chemical revision bills were ordered adversely reported some time ago. There was much talk in the committee this morning looking to an agreement be tween republicans and democrats as to dates for voting on the tariff revision bills in the Senate. Senator Heyburn, however, objected to the fixing of defi nite dates and the talk did little to clari fy the situation and insure an early ad journment. Meeting Is Unsatisfactory. It had been hoped that the time de sired by republicans and democrats for discussing the tariff revision bills could be determined at the meeting today and some tentative dates fixed for the final votes in the Senate. It !s generally accepted that unless an agreement on dates for these final votes is reached soon. Congress will be unable to adjourn before the national conven tions, and from that standpoint today's meetings is said by the leaders to have been unsatisfactory. Outside of Senator Heyburn, most of the members of the committee showed a desire to close the debate on the tariff bills soon, to vote on them within a short time and to adjourn before the meeting of the national conventions. FRANK ?. FRAZIER NAMED, Now Assistant Chief Clerk in Post Office Department. Frank E. Frazier today was appointed assistant chief clerk of the Post Office (Department by Postmaster General Hitchcock, thus filling the vacancy cre ated some time ago when Arthur L. Davis was made assistant director of the postal savings system. Mr. Frazier, although a young man. haB been In the postal service many years, first entering It as a railway postal clerk In 1899 and serving in that capacity until 1902, when he was promoted to a clerk ship in the office of the second assistant postmaster general. 8ince 1907 he has been a post office in spector stationed in the northwest, and as such is said to have made an enviable record for efficiency. He is a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Viroqua in 1879, and at the present time claims Sparta as his legal residence. Mr. Frazier, who will assume his new duties at once, waa sworn in today by Chief Clerk Thomson. Golfers in Chevy Chase Tour ney Play in Mud. MANY ENTRANTS DROP OUT Unusually Handsome Trophies Of fered to Victors This Year. I'nder the most unfavorable conditions. In rain and mud, the second rvnnual spr n golf tournament of the Chevy Chase Clu ? was started this morning, the first pa r teeing off at 7 o'clock. Conditions for holding a golf tourna ment were the worst that could possibly be had. many of the entrants dropping out after starting and several withdraw ing altogether. Several of the holes were completely under water, which cam* nearly to the knees. The committee final! v decided to changc the qualification round from 36 holes, which was originally [scheduled, to 18. Those who received an early start fared much better than the later pairs, as con ditions grew worse. George Sargeant and many other experts declared that it would have been an impossibility for any of the pairs who started after 10 o'clock to turn In a. score of less than 100, and this proved to be the case. Many of the best players who failed in receiving the advantage of an early start have only reached the sec ond and third sixteens, and some will even be placed in the fourth. Handsome Cups Offered. Unusually handsome cups are offered this year to the winners and runners-up of the various slxteens. In the first six teen the winner will receive a replica of | the handsome '^President's ? up." and wiU have h!s name inscribed on the original. whUe the runner-up will receive a replua of the "Vice President's cup" and his name will be Inscribed on the original of that trophy. Other prizes are offered for the lowest qualification score, and to the winner and runner-up in the handicap match against par, which will be played Saturday. Tomorrow morning the first round, match play, at eighteen holes, will be do. elded, and the second round will bo run off in the afternoon. The handicap ftsatuTe of the qualifica tion round has been eliminated, and will only be us?d in the handicap round fcat urday. Scores of the Morning. The scores turned In this morning in t.?e [qualification round follow: Out. 1. D. Ciwflli. Chevy cause 4?? F. O. ILorstiuann, Clie?>- rbaae... 51 G. F. Freeman, Chevy Chaae.... 4:? J. W. llrnwncr, Bannock burn.... 51 ii. A. Crump. Philadelphia SO A. Winter, Columbia 47 F. P. Waggaman, Bannock burn.. 48 Morven Thompson. Chevy Chaae.. M K. A. Johnston, Baltimore fx* A. L. Norrls, Garden City 63 R. B. Looker. Washington C. C.. 54 B. F. badd, Chevy Cuajs- 51' Walter Nagle. Atlantic City 5# E. Orey. Chevy Chase fti T. J. W. Brown. Bannockl>urn... 50 J. H. de Slbour, Chevy Chase... 5U J. K. I>- Faroes, Bannookburn... 5L' W. I*. HUlyer. Columbia 41* W. W. Ricker, Wykagyi ?tt C. B. Laaiout. Seattle Mil S. P. Thompson. Columbia 57 W. XI. Smith. Columbia 51 G. F. Downey. Chev.v Chaae tit E. H. Bow ie, Washington C. C.. 5?i W. C. I-anjttltt. Chevy Chase M F. F. Fletcher. Chevy Chase ?fi? G. C. Mlnniferode, Chevy Ctuuie. M 1. H. Loudon. Banno kbiiru MO S. H. Greene. Jr., Bauitoekburn.. Oo K. P. Appleraan, Chevy Chase... ?> F. W. Collins, Bannoi kburn 5?i V. Kauffmann. Chevy Chase H?i H. F. Clark. Baunoekburn...... fi 1 C. E. Stearns. Alliemarle KT J. M. Hterrelt. Chevy Chase.... ?? K. Kauffmann. Chevy Ch?se M F. E. Evans, Chevy Chai?e ?? C. M. S. Rolls, Philadelphia 55 E. P. Brooke. Banii". kburn 4!? C. H. Gardner. Providence. R. I. 4S I* I.. Harban. Colombia 4-.i C. C. Briggs, Albemarle 5M W. A. Know lea. B? n nock burn.... E. M. Weaver. Chevy Chase.... 55 F. H. McCall. Atlantic Clt.v 04 A. B. Leet, Columbia 55 R. D. Dalsell. Oakinoni 57 T. M. Sherman. Utlea. N. Y 52 Sam Dalrell, Chevy Chase ,V> A. McGeonte. Wilmington C. C... 5!) J. H. Clapp. Chevy Chase 72 W. R. Tui kernian. Chev.v Chaee . 51 F. C. Clark. Philadelphia 411 C. B. MaeDonald. National G. L. J. B. Davld*on. Columbia 51 F. W. Kemble. Philadelphia -.. 47 G. P. James, Columbia .VI E. M. Talcott. Ch*vy Chase ?2 H. M. Clements. Merlon C. C.... 52 G. Ober. Baltimore 60 W. S. Revburn. Chevy Chase.... .Yt F. H. Kills. Chev.v Chaw XI Reeve litwis, Chev.v Chose 54 In. 4* 44 4.% 4.1 4tf ;*? 50 47 47 >? 50 b 61 55 M Mi 17 45 4? 47 M ?u 5:1 Ml ?V> 5tt ?1 5? ?2 t?o Mi 5K ?U ?4 5W 70 71 45 51 4* 4? 51 5*1 45 ftN 4!? 47 41 4? 5H .'?!? 42 45 4?S 4'i 4:1 45 57 4:: 40 52 44 4'.) Ttl. 1*4 ?5 H4 1? H7 :<? KM i<a l<i.; lot 1'* 107 107 lo? lOH U* M 1<U pn. II . 114 1 Pi I Hi IPi 115 114 II ? li'i 122 l'i*> 1-27 1-s ll'H IK' ?IS ]<MI 1st !?7 I I ? II.; list 1JJ P t p. t s, II ; 1 1 10: p'? 1 1A RICHESON REMAINS CALM Gov. Foss Has Not Submitted Appeal of Slayer to Execu tive Council. BOSTON, May 16.?There were no indi cations early today that the finding* of the alienists in the case of Clarence V. T. Richeson, the condemned poisoner of Avis LJnnell, would be at once laid be fore Gov. Foss. The executive council, to which must be referred whatever rec ommendations the governor may have 10 make, was in session during the day, con cerned with other business. At the Charlestown state prison it was said that the young Virginian and for mer Baptist preacher rested well last night, and that hia breakfast was eaien with apparent aatisfaction. Sees Minister and Lawyer. Richeson received a long vlalt this fore noon from the Rev. Herbert S. Johnson, pastor of the Warren Avenue Baptist Church, who will act as his spiritual ad viser. When the minister left the death hou his place was taken by William A. Morse, the prisoner's attorney, who conferre with Richeson for some time. After Icav lng the prisoner Mr. Moise aaid tha Rlcheaon's calmness and control we" noteworthy. Mr. Morse professed to "? sanguine of Gov. Foss referring to th executive council the petition for oomtutt tatton of sentence.