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Xo. 41.?..-No. 19,149. . WASHINGTON, D. C? SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 2. 1J)13? .. ^
Jones-Works Proposition Is
Amended by House and
Sent to Conference.
Provides for Limiting Saloons to
Three Hundred in Number.
Provisions Relating to Clubs?No
Bars in Residence Districts?Law
to Take Effect July 1. 1913.
Features of New Excise Bill.
New excise board to. be appointed
by tbe President.
Not more than four saloons on
a block, other than clubs or
hotels, nor more than three on
one side of street
No saloons In residence districts.
or within a mile of the
Soldiers' Home or within .100 feet
of a residence alley (except by
unanimous vote of excise board), I
or within 400 feet of public
school or existing college, or
within 100 feet of established
house of religious worship.
I Sale limited between hours of
7 a.m. and midnight.
Licenses?Wholesale. JTiOO; saloon,
i After November 1, 1014,
wholesale. Sf*>0: saloon. $1,500.
.-'aloon licenses cut down to .TOO, all I
told, after November 1. 1914. and j
clubs to i'.V
clubs must be Incorporated and
all members on same fooling.
Sale or gift of liquor prohibited
10 minors, intoxicated persons and
habitual drunkards.
Screens, blinds ami other obstruc1
tions to bar interior view of saloon
from street forbidden.
Tool and billiards forbidden in
saloons, except hotels and clubs.
! and music, except in clubs, hotels
; or restaurants.
Free lunches and growlers not
j prohibited.
The District appropriation bill was sent
to conference finally by the House last
night, containing a substitute for the
lones-Works excise amendment, which
had been added to the measure in the Senate.
The substitute, as a matter of fact,
is the Jones-Works bill with some modifications.
The rote on the motion to
send the bill to conference was carried
by an overwhelming majority.
This ended one of the bitterest Aghta
evar waged In the House over an appro- ;
prlation bllL It Is expected that the Senate
will agree to the compromise excise
proposition. However, there are many
ther Senate amendments to be considered
!n conference before the bill can receive
final approval of both bodies.
Burleson Amendment Adopted.
Representative Burleson, in charge of
the District bill, moved last night to
suspend t lie rules, discharge the appropriations
committee from further
consideration of the bill, non-concur in
the Senate amendments, except the excise
amendment, and to concur in that
with an amendment. This was the motion
Great interest has been manifested in
the fight over the excise measure for the
District, and notwithstanding the late
hour that tne bill came before the House
there were many supporters of the wets
and the drys In the galleries during Its
After working for practically the whole
day the House appropriations committee
last night completed a proposed substitute
for the Jones-Works excise amendment to
t e District bill. The supporters in the
House* of the Jones-Works excise amendment
were called in and agreed to support
the substitute.
Clause Applying to Clubs.
The excise amendment will affect many
of the prominent clubs in Washington, it
is said, since it provides that clubs obtaining
licenses must have all members
with tue same status and privileges In
the club. It is feared this will militate
against those clubs which have associate
or honorary members.
The excise amendment as approved b>
the House is still suoject to amendment
in conference. However, as the House is
*o strongly on record in favor of the
measure, it i> not believed that much
change will bo made in it.
It is believed the conferees will agree to
the public utilities commission amendment
to the bill made in the Senate. This
la considered a meritorious measure by
many members of the House.
It appears probable, too. that the La
Follette antl-merg< r amendment aimed at
the Washington Hallway and Klectric
' ompany and other railways seeking toi
ombine will be agreed to by the cor.- J
ferees. . .
The bill was cal ed up by Mr. Burleson
about 11:3t> o'clock. Minority Leader
.Mann Insisted upon the reading of the
?ubstHute excise amendment ard" this
onsumed more than half an hour.
Features of the Debate.
The debate was opened by Representa.ve
Saunders of Virginia, who expressed
the belief tiiat the amendment would meet
general satisfaction. Friends of the JonesWorks
bill, he said, would be gratified I
to seo how many of its provisions are |
letained. It is a strong regulative bill,
omitting sorne of the harsh features of
the Jones-Works measure.
Rsp. eaentftflve Webb of North f'aro1
na Riinom;i fd. his approval of the substitute
amendment, saying it is the
Jones-Works bill in all Its salient features.
The compromise was attacked,
however, by Representative Bartholdt of
Missouri, who de- iared that the measure
was distinctly a rich man's bill and
would work hardship on the middle and
Vorklng class's. He would be as willlug.
he said, to have absolute prohibition
In the District as to have this measure
made r law. When Mr. Bartholdt protested
that the bill would wipe out more
thar. 200 saloons there was loud applause
>n th<i floor of the House and In the galleries.
Representative Sims of Tennessee, who 1
has strongly supported excise legislation
for the District, declared that everybody
ought to be congratulated on the measure
reported by the committee. He said
it was legislation which tho District
should have; that It was regulative and
notprohlbltive. nor did it contain a Joker.
"The regulation of the sale of liquor is
always a difficult subject for legislation."
declared Represent* She-ley <.* IveitCoutiiiucu
oil T.ti.cl t'age > j
Doesn't Expect to Feel at
Home in White House.
! 'Gown and Town" Join in Paying
Their Bespects.
^ ^ MV ? V W*
President-Elect Spends Busy Day
Winding Up Affairs at Home
and Saying Good-Byes.
I have never been inside of the
White House, and I shall feel very
strange when I get Inside of it.
"I shall think of this little house ;
behind me and remember how
much more familiar it is to me !
than that is likely to be, and how
much more intimate a sense of
possession there must be in one
case than in the other."?From
Preiddent-elect Wilson's farewell
to Princeton.
PRINCETON. X. J.. March l.-Thousands
of the home folk of Princeton and
with them the students of Princeton University
gave "Woodrow Wilson a farewell
demonstration tonight, as they bade him
Godspeed to the White House.
It was a unique tribute to the man who.
after twenty-seven years of residence In
the historic town, had been elevated to
the presidency of the United States, In
that both students and townsfolk joined in
cheering him. It was the first celebration
in which "town and gown" mingled
In such great numbers and with so much
A brass band, a glare of fireworks and
continuous cheering brought the President-elect
to the door of his bungalowjust
as the procession of students and
residents turned the corner of Cleveland
lane, marching by the house where Grover
Cleveland lived and died.
Didn't Hind the Mud.
The streets were muddy, but the marchers
trudged merrily along. When they
reached the Wilson home a great cheer
went up. C. S. Robinson, a republican,
and A. S. Iieigh, a democrat, bore a silver
loving cup. Col. David M. Flynn presented
It in a brief speech. The President-elect
stood on a box just outside the
portico of his home and said good-bye to
his fellow-townsfolk.
The President-elect said he meant to
enjoy the three days between his fesig-1
nation of fh? ...?wt_ ?, ?
? - ? -?- iivi amy ana inftbgursi*
tion day. In which he was "a plain and
untitled citizen." not because he had no
particular responsibility, but because of
the reminiscences of the years that had
"I want you to *believe me.'-' he- -said,
"when I say I shall never lose the consciousnese
of those years. 1 would be a
very poor President if I did lose it. have
always believed that the real rootages
of patriotism were local, that they
resided in one's consciousness of an intimate
touch with persons who were
watching him with a knowledge of his
To Be One of People.
"You cannot love a country abstractly:
you have got to love it concretely. You
have got to know people In order to love
them. You have got to feel as they do
in order to have sympathy with them,
and any man would be a very poor public
servant who did not regard himself ]
as a part of the public. No man I
can imagine how other people are thinking.
He can know only by what it? going
on in his own head, and if that head is
not connected by every thread of suggestion
with the heads of people about
him he cannot think as they think.
"I am turning away from this place
in body, but not in spirit, and 1 am
doing it with genuine sadness. The
real trials of life are the connections
you break, and when a man has lived
in one place as long us I have in
Princeton and had as many experiences
as I have had here, first as an undergraduate,
and then as a resident, he
knows what It means to change his
residence and to go into strange en- '
vironir.ents and surroundings.
"1 have never been inside of the j
White House, and I shall feel very I
strange when 1 get inside of it. I
shall think of this little house behind
fine and remember how much more
familiar It is to ine than that is likely
to be. and how much more intimate a
ser.se of possession there must be in
th? one case than in the other.
"One cannot be a neighbor to the
whole United States. I shall miss my
neighbors. I shall miss the dally contact
with the men 1 know and by
whom I am known, and one of the
happiest things in my thought will be
that your good wishes go with me
Expects to Enjoy Tasks.
"With your confidence and the confidence
of men like you. the task that
lies before me will be gracious and
agreeable. It will be a thing to be
prnfid of. because I am trying to represent
those who have so graciously
trusted me."
An outburst of applause arose from tlie
crowd after the speech. L?ine was formed
and.Mr. Wilson shook bauds for nearly
an hour.
It was the climax of a busy day for
Mr. Wilson. He had witnessed the inauguration
of lils successor in Trenton ami
spoken a farewell to the members of the
The afternoon lie devoted to packing.
Just before dinner all the Princeton mail
airiers who have borne the heavy mail
of the President-elect since he first entered
public life, came in a body to say
good-bye. .Friends called in a continuous
atreatn. Practlcallj the whole town said
good-bye to him tonight and the farewells
will be continued tomorrow.
But Little Debate in House on Army
Appropriation Bill.
I The House yesterday afternoon adopted
I the conference report on the army apI
Kill o u-i.v# * v
laiivit ?? ?? ?*?* * a ui ici UHlliilC J\ S
the conference report 1 iad already been
adopted by the Senate, the bill requires
only the signature of the President to become
a law.
Representative Prince of Illinois, republican.
who will retire from Congress
next Tuesday, in the course of an address
to the House declared that President
Taft would always be honored because
he had refrained from intervention
in Mexico, and he gave it as his belief
! that Mr. Wilson, when he enters the
White 11ouse. will also refrain from in|
ervent'on - i .Mexico, which was riot
I justified end . v ;>U'.i won id piunge this
| country into v.as.
i Insists She Has Case Against
United States on Canal Tolls. |
Ambassador Bryce the Author of the
Latest "Reminder
i i
| Desired That Issue Be Settled Before
Great Waterway Is Opened That
There Be No Friction.
Insisting that a case for settlement 1
under the Hay-Pauncefote treaty has
arisen, but suggesting In effect that there
is not time enough left for discussion
before the United States government
changes hands, Great Britain sent her
final word on the Panama canal tolls
dispute to the Taft administration yesterday.
Secretary of State Knox acknowledged j
receipt of this communication without i
committing the State Department to an '
answer, reserving to his successor the!
decision of whether it is proper to make
answer at all. or to await another com- '
munication from the Britisli government |
continuing the argument.
This latest British note, which was j
submitted to Secretary Knox yesterday, j
instead of being a communication front
Sir Edward Grey, the foreign minister,
was a set of "observations" by Ambassador
The ambassador explained his reasons
for submitting at this stage an objection
to the contention in the last American
note that Sir Edward Grey was arguing!
a hypothetical case and that there was I
nrnnann "fnr hia nrotout In fldrnnoa r?f
the actual collection of tolls from British |
ships, while American ships were allow- i
ed to pass free.
Text of the Note.
The note follows:
"His majesty's government are unable
before the administration leaves office to
reply fully to the arguments contained in j
your dispatch of the 17th ultimo to the
United States charge d'affaires at London
regarding the differences of opinion
that have arisen between our two governments
as to the interpretation of the.
Hay-Pauncefote treaty, but they desire
me in the meantime to'offer the following
observations with regard to the argument I
that no case has J'et arisen calling for
any submission to arbitration of the I
points in difference between his majesty's I
government and that of the United States f
on the interpretation of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, because no actual injury has
as yet resulted to any British Interest
and all that has been done so far is to {
pass an act of Congress under which ac- *
tion held by his majesty's government to
be prejudicial to British interests might
be taken.
"From this view Ills majesty s government
feel bound to express their dissent. !
They conceive that international law or
usage doeB not support the doctrine that
jLhe, passing of a statute in contravention '
of a treaty .right affords no ground of
complaint for the infraction of that right, g
and that the nation which holds that its g
treaty rights have been so infringed or
brought into question by a denial that
they exist must, before protesting and w
seeking a means of determining the point *
at issue, until some further action violat- fl
ing those rights in a concrete Instance n
has been taken, which in the present instance
would, according to your argument.
seem t omean. until tolls have been a
actually levied upon British vessels from a
which vessels owned by citizens of the
United States have been exempted. ifl
Meaning of Treaty. *
"The terms of the proclamation issued t]
by the President' fixing the canal tolls, and
the particular method which your acts g
set forth as having been adopted by him, j,
in his discretion, on a given occasion for n
V, ~ A \ 1 - Al ? -
uriciiiiiuiiig uii nnai nans iney snoum Dei
fixed do not appear in his majesty's gov- J Si
eminent to affect the general issue as to | a
the meaning of the Hay-Pauncefote ?reaty n
which they have raised. In their view the ^
act of Congress, when it declared that no g.
tolls should be levied on ships engaged in
the coasting trade of the United States M
and when, in further directing the Presrt- j,
dent to fix these tolls within certain lim- s,
its it distinguished between vessels of the a
citizens of the United States and other
vessels, was In itself and apart from any
action which may be taken under it. inconsistent
with the provisions of the Ha>Paunc-efote
treaty for equality of treatment
between the vessels of all nations. I
The exemption referred to appears to his
majesty's government to conflict with the
express words of rule 1 of article 3 of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty, and the act gave
the President no power to modify or dis- *
continue the exemption. t
British Rights Denied. *
"In their opinion the mere conferring c
by Congress of power to fix lower tolls on t
United States ships than on British ships c
amounts to a denial of the right of Brit- c
isli shipping to equality of treatment, and \
is therefore inconsistent with the treaty, ^
irrespective of the particular way In j
which such power has been so far actual- I
ly exercised.
"In stating thus briefly tiieir views of f
: the compatibility of the act of Congress 1
with their treaty rights his majesty's gov- ernment
held that the difference which I
exists between the two governments is
clearly one which falls w ithin the mean- j
ing of Article 1 of the arbitration treaty :
of 1??.
"At; respects the suggestion contained
in th?- last paragraph, but one of.your
note under reply ids majesty's government
conceive that article 1 of the treaty
of HKM so clearly meets the case that
! lias now arisen that it is sufficient to put
j its provisions in force in whatever man
ner 11?*- two governments may find the
most convenient. It is unnecessary to reguest
that a reference to arbitration
would be rendered superfluous If steps
were taken hv the t'nited States government
to remove the objection entertained
by his majesty's government to the act.
'llis majesty's government have not
desired me to argue in this note that
the view they take of the main issue?
the proper interpretation of the IlayPauncefote
treaty?is the correct view,
but only that a case for the determination
of that issue has already arisen and
now exists. They conceive that the interest
of both countries requires that isA
4 I 1 e. ?tlar I.,./ * I.
| sue to oe scuiru i>iuiui>u; uriure iue open|
1 iik ?>f the canal, and by means which
I will leave no ground for regret or com|
plaint. The' avoidance of possible frici
tlon has been one of the main objects
; of those methods of arbitration of which
the I'nited States has been for so lone
a foremost and consistent advocate.
; His majesty's government think it
more In accordance with the general
arbitration treaty that the settlement
desired should precede rather
than follow the doing of any acts, which
could raise questions of actual damage
suffered: and better also that when vessels
begin to pass through the great
waterways, in whose construction all the
world has been interested, there should
be left subsistin no cause of difference
which could prevtnt any other nation
from joining without reserve in the satisfaction
the people of the United States
viii! fee! at the completion of a work of
sucit grandeur and utility."
*, ,i
1 ii
Striking Garment Workers j
Storm Office of Jewish
Paper in New York.
NEW YORK. March 1.?Six thousand
arment workers stormed their official oraxi,
the Jewish Daily Forward, this aftrnoon.
hurled cobblestones through the
indows, smashed its office furniture and
ere hunting for the editors when twentyve
police reserves arrived and quelled
tie leaders with their clubs. An editorial
rging the striking garment workers to
bide by the settlement reached last night
nd return to work caused the riot.
The editorial appeared in this morning's
isue and provoked1 the wrath of the atrllira
because it advocated that they return
> work without formal recognition of
heir union. Nearly all concerned in the
emonstration were members of the
trotherhood of Tailors, one of several laor
organizations affected by the settlelent.
The tailors' leaders expressed great disatisfaction
with the agreement and called
meeting to consider the situation tolorrow.
This meeting, it was said, would
e followed tomorrow night by a general
onference of all the leaders of the recent
Officials of the brotherhood said they
ere not consulted In reaching the adjstment.
The meetings tomorrow, they
aid. would determine whetuer they would
bide by the agreement.
Americans to Attend World's Sunday
School Convention.
SAX FRANCISCO. March 1.?An Amercan
delegation numl>ering twenty-five to
he world s Sunday school convention to
>e held in Zurich. Switzerland, in July,
lailed for the orient today to study Sunla.v
school conditions In the far east on
heir way around the world. H. j. Heinz
f Pittsburgh, who heads the party, is
halrman of the World's Sunday School
tesoclation commission on the orient.
Audiences have been arranged in advance t
vith the Governor of Hawaii, the Em-J
>eror of Japan, the Governor General of!
?orea and the President of China.
The members of the party all come
rom eastern states and were entertained
lere for several days before they sailed.
P)c Jttien
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Believed Kansas Educator
of Agriculture.
Several democratic leaders in Congress,
known to enjoy the confidence of President-elect
Wilson, declared last night
they were confident that Henry Jackson
Waters, president of the Kansas State
Agricultural College at Manhattan, Kan.,
was foremost in the President-elect's
consideration for the post of Secretary
of Agriculture.
Mr. Waters, a Missourian by nativity,
is said to have the friendship of Speaker
Clark as well as William Jennings
Bryan. Department of Agriculture officials
here regard hint as one of the
leading agricultural scientists of the
middle west. Those leaders who knew
of his candidacy considered his selection
as practically settled.
Norris Not to Be Chosen.
It was said yesterday that while thai
Secretary of the Interior would be a |
man from the far west, it would not be
Gov. Norris of Montana.
The same leaders declared that consideration
of Col. George Goethals, builder
of the Panama canal, for the post of
Secretary of War lias not reached a
point where it could be said Col. Goethals
was being considered to the exclusion
of other candidates.
One of Six Defendents Under TenMillion-Dollar
Conspiracy Charge.
CHICAGO, March 1.?Frank Watson of
Seattle, Wash., one of six defendants who
will be placed on trial Monday for Alaskan
land frauds, pleaded not guilty today
when arraigned before Federal Judge
.Landis. The other defendants had previously
pleaded not guilty.
Watson was indicted in conjunction with
Albert C. Frost and four others for conspiracy
to defraud the government of
Alaskan coal lands worth $10,000,OOOf'
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Recalls old romance
Couple Married Fifty Years
| Ago in House of Representatives
Celebrate in Boston.
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Special EMaparcta (o The Star.
I BOSTON. Mass.. March 1.?Gov. F oss
! ' ^
i > i caucu nic 1CV1CW Illg lillO XOOBy 111 11 if?
. hall of flags at the statehouse which
I congratulated Mr. and Mrs. John Allen
Fowle on the celebration of their golden
wedding anniversary. Many prominent
Grand Army officials and members of
patriotic orders were also among those
doing honor to the happy couple. Wilder
D. Quint, son of the minister who married
the couple in the House of Representatives
in Washington fifty years ago
today, was present at the reception.
Their romance began in the stirring
days of the civil war and Abraham Lincoln
aided Cupid by bringing the pair together.
The bride was Fliza Baker
Rumsey of Tarrytown, X. Y. She was
a concert singer and was the first to sing
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn
of the Republic" before a public audience.
At the age of twenty she gave up her
career to go to Washington to nurse
wounded Union soldiers in the hospitals.
Accompanied President Lincoln.
Mr. Fowle was then a clerk in the Navy
Department. Lincoln was a friend of
both. One day the great "war President"
went to the hospital where the
young singer worked. With him was Mr.
Fowle. He was introduced in Lincoln's
presence to the pretty nurse. It was a
case of love at first sight. It was Lincoln
who gave them both his blessing.
Rnth hpnnmp nn?mhorc nf IHa /'Kc.i..
M VJ. mc V1IUU ui
the House of Representatives. When the
soldiers heard of their engagement a
petition was sent to Ldncoln asking that
the marriage be public and take place in
the House. This was permitted by a
special act of Congress.
Traveling Expenses Not Included in
Pension Appropriation Bill.
Those clerks who were transferred to
Washington from various pension agencies
around the country by the consolidation
of the agencies into one at the
iXational Capital must pay their own
traveling expenses in coming here, despite
the efforts of the Senate to have
the costs charged up to Uncle Sam's
To the pension appropriation bill the
Senate committee on pensions proposed ;
an amendment providing that the unexpended
balance of $K,1N2.53 for clerk hire
from last year be available to pay the
traveling and other expenses incident to
the transfer of clerks of the various pension
agencies to Washlngon. The Senat1
adopted this amendment, and that was
the only issue In conference between the
two houses.
The bill, as it will become law. however,
will not contain that provision. The
Senate conferees receded from the
amendment and the Senate agreed to
that action.
As it will become law the bill will
carry $1S0,311?,000 for the payment <>f
pensions?with one exception the largest
amount ever appropriated in a single
appropriation bill for the payment of pensions.
'1 Tie amount is Slo.O'JO.oiju more
than was appropriated last year, and
the increase is due largely to the passage
last year of the Sherwood "dollar a day"
pension bill.
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Slated to Succeed Secretary Nagel,
According to Beport.
The report that Representative Redfield
of Xew York has been selected
by President-elect Wilson as a member
of liis cabinet went the rounds of the
Capitol last night. Mr. Redfleld refused
to discuss the report.
"Have you had any communication.
Mr. Redfleld. in regard to a position
in Mr. Wilson's cabinet?" he was asked
"I can say nothing about the matter."
he replied. "A few days will tell
the whole story about the cabinet."
The impression gained ground that
Mr. Redfleld is to be the next Secretary
of Commerce and Labor.
Would Escort Wih
Nassau" in 1
Thousands Parade Benea
Lights?Gov. Mann
State Executh
A change in some details of
l>c made necessary, following a m
this afternoon of inaugural commit
The Princeton University und
in tiie ceremonies than has been al
Birch of the Xew Jersey Xationa
in inaugural matters of Preside!
\\ ashington yesterday, brought fr
i undergraduates of Princeton be s
! President-elect Wilson from his 1
auguration to the White House.
| in the White House, they be alloy
time and sing "Old Nassau" in hi
This request, Col- Birch said
the President-elect. Col. Birch sai
at Princeton had thought it a rat!
sons of sentiment connected with
terest in all Princeton matters,
would like to gratify it. if the
marshal of the parade and others
March 4 can make the necessary ai
Want Other Honors Also.
It is also possible that the Essex Troop
of New Jersey, a part of the National
Guard of the state, which will be the
personal escort of the President-elect
from the White House to the Capitol and
back, will not be asked, aa originally
planned, tq. escdrt Goy. . yMllaoa from
Union statKm, to his hotFr?n l^aarHval*
Monday afternoon. Th? Princeton bindergraduates
desire that honor alsoUpon
Col. Birch's arrival here yesterday
he consulted with W. W. Vlck, secretary
of the inaugural committee, in re
gard to the proposed changes, ana hi :
Col. Birch's request, after consultation j
with William Corcoran Eustis. chairman (
of the Inaugural committee, a meeting of;
committee chairmen was called for this j
afternoon to discuss the matter.
Col. Birch also brought a request from |
Princeton that space for 800 Princeton
students be allotted near the inaugural
stand at the Capitol, but when he heard
' that such a request had already been received
here, and considered, and that no
way of providing the space had been <
found, he expressed the opinion that the
requests would not be pressed.
Receptions Pleasing-. ,
Col. Birch said that information had j'
reached Gov. Wilson and his friends of;
the good work being done by the recep- 1
tion committee, and that complimentary
comment was being made by the gover- '
nor's friends on the courtesies being paid
arriving democrats of distinction. The
idea of meeting the President-elect, the
Vice President-elect, the governors of
the states, Mr. Bryan, Mr. McCombs and
others, he said, was a splendid one, and
he declared that Thomas Nelson Page, the
chairman of the reception committee, and
the members of the various reception
committees assisting him deserved great
There are thirty people in Col. Birch's
party. which is registered at the
Raleigh Hotel. They constitute the first
delegation of the President-elect's
friends from New Jersey to arrive for
the Inaugural. In the party are: Col.
and Mrs. Thomas H. Birch. Mrs. Thomas
C. Barr, Mrs. E. S. Dorey, Secretary
of State David S. Crater, Mrs. Crater,
Miss Crater, state treasurer and Miss
Grosscup. William Grosscup. Mayor
Frederick W. Donnelly and Mrs. Donnelly.
Assistant Secretary of State Job i
I.ippincott. Col. and Mrs. Charles J.
Fury. Miss Fury, Senator J. Warren
E'avls. .Miss Gay. Mrs. Valentine, Sen?
*" n,?- - ?* m T .
atur S. T. Munson, snenn a. i. uyuu?.
Col. and Mrs. Malholm E. Margrum.
state officer and Mrs. J. Lyle Kin month.
State Officer Samuel Iradel, Mr. and l
.Mrs. ltandolph Miller and Miss Salome
L Tarr.
Gov. Mann of Virginia and his staff ar- 1
rived last evening. He Is the first gov- i
ernor to reach the Capital for the lnau- ]
gu ration ceremonies. ,
The committee on Illumination, of
which William F. Gude Is chairman,
held a short meeting last night at the
Wlllard Hotel to settle final details of 1
this most important part of the In- *
augural arrangements, and afterward J
visited the various points of the city J
to observe how the testing of the lights
progressed. .
Never in the history of Inaugurations,
said an observer of many of them last
night, has Washington looked any
more beautiful, so far as illuminations
are concerned, than it did last night. r
and the foretaste given the public was x
evidently enjoyed to the utmost. r
The lights were switched on in the ^
court of honor and on Pennsylvania 0
avenue, and thousands of people parad1
1 " ? * ? '.ii o H n ?*i tl O'
f'(l t lie SlQCWillKH clIIU on rc c n uui 11/5 . ^
the evening, in holiday spirit, taking L
in tiie spectacle. y
Pennsylvania avenue was a blaze of >
light from tiie Treasury to the Capitol, j
The festoons and garlands of lights sus- t
pended at intervals across the broad <.
thoroughfare, seen in perspective, from
the middle of the Avenue, seemed like ^
just one great blaze, marked out here f
and there b.v the clusters of blue and y
red lights, alternately, in the middle or jj
the festoons. The lights In the cedars ti
in the court of honor, opposite the White f
House, made that section of Pennsylvania
avenue a favorite with the inauguration
crowds, and many were the exclamations
of delight at the success of
the decorative shceme. s
Bedecked as it is in holiday and pa- \
triotic attire, the city was said last night a
by visitors to shine resplendent In preparation
for the events of Tuesday. En- 8
thuslasm and appreciation for the city's D
preparations were everywhere voiced. 8
Views of One Visitor. a
One visitor, discussing with another the *
merits of bygone Spectacles in their home ""
on and Sing "Old
Front of the
th Beautiful Festoons of
l of Virginia First
re to Arrive.
the inaugural arrangement* ma;r
eeting which has heen called tor
tee chairmen.
ergraduates de>ire a larger share
Hotted to them. Col. Thomas H.
1 Guard, personal representative
it-elect W ilson, who arrived in
om Princeton a request that the
illowed to be the only escort of
hotel on the morning or the inand
that after seeing him safely
ved to remain in front of it fo?* a
s honor.
last night, has the approval jf
id that those who had heard of t
her pretty idea, and that lor reaPresident-elect
Wilson's close inPresident-elect
Wilson's friends
inaugural committee, the gran 1
who will be in charge of events
towns, made a chance remark last nig lit
which probably expressed the feeling of
many another visitor enjoying the sights.
He said:
"Well, 1 must say. Washington lias
outdone itself this time. This certainly
is more beautiful than our decorations
were for the carnival at hpjnf.: But.
SSffi ?L2*5
TrfijfT load after traiiT load of visitors
came In at Union station, all in jovial
mood, and it seemed that every one who
could get Into his or her hotel and get
unpacked and out on the streets again
did so as soon as possible.
Hotel lobbies, restaurants and streets
were packed and jammed with laughing
humanity. The railroad officials estimated
that 50.1100 people had arrived by
last night as the vanguard of the expected
Police Laj Their Plans.
Througiiou the city, the preparations
continued. Busy scenes were witnessed
at police headquarters, where Police
L'hief Sylvester, Inspector Boardman.
chief of detectives, and Inspector Oesaford
were giving the finishing touches to the
arrangements t or handling the crowds
tomorrow and Tuesday. Capt. Iiollinberger
of the first precinct made an early
call for additional men for duty along
Pennsylvania avenue, while from the
third precinct came a message that additional
uniformed policemen were needed
in and about the court of honor, where
the crowd was so dense that it was troublesome
for pedestrians to be kept moving.
It was stated that excursion tickets
were placed on sab- yesterday, and many
persons took advantage of the reduced
rates early In order to avoid the later
rush.' Because of the great number of
persons coining to the city last nlg.it it
was necessary for the local po.ice to
strenegthen Its force at Union station,
_?* _ .u i<kUf I'latt . ,f ?1ia YJL' aoh Invfrtti
allliuugn V Him ? im vi tnv T? w?
Terminal Company'* force had ihe big
building under good control.
Seventy-tive member* of the terminal
company's force, including several female
detectives, were on guard. Home of
them traveled 011 incoming trains to protect
the passengers from any crooks who
might be among them. The several detectives
connected with the regular force
who are detailed for duty In the railroad
station were on hand, as wet a severs*
uniformed officers.
Maj. Sylvester Satisfied.
Maj. Sylvester was satisfied last night
with the police arrangements that had
been made for handling the big crowds
the coming week. He was pleased to hear
:hat < 'ongres* had acted favorably upon
the request to have the cars stopped tomorrow
as well as Inauguration day. for
the reason, he stated, that the police
will be better able to handle the crowd.
Tomorrow the police will see to the ropng
of Pennsylvania avenue. Maj. 8ylester
having directed that the work be
ompleted by 1U o'clock if possible, realzing
that the crowd can be handled much
nore easily with the assistance of the
able. Immediately following the suffragst
parade the loops at the Intersecting
streets will be removed in order to reitore
traffic north and south of Pennsyl'ania
Some of the detectives front other cities
ningieu wmi me crowns last mgni. anil
vill he <?n hand all day today and tuilglit.
It Ik probable that all of the UU
ietectives who are to eoine here will bo
>n hand by tonight or tomorrow morning
New Jersey, the home of the Presidentlect.
will he represented by a dozen deectlves.
Seven of the New Jersey sleuth*
illl come front Jersey City, two from
Newark and one each from Bayomie,
'aterson anil Plaintlold, and several of
hem. It is stated, are personally acuainted
with the President-elect.
Maj. Sylvester and Inspector Boa ruin an
elieve the fifty uniformed policemen
ront Baltimore on the Avenue Tuesday
,111 greatly aid the local police iu
andllng the crowds. Never before has
he local department had uniformed meu
roin other cities.
Smoking Prohibited.
Smoking will be prohibited in all of the
lands under the direction and superlslon
of the inaugural committee, it was
jinounced yesterday afternoon. This
tctlon was taiien by the subcommittee on
ublic order on the reviewing stands at
i meeting held in the New Willard Hotel.
The reason given for this action is that
J1 danger of flres in the stands will thus
>e practically done away with, and
i-omcn may sit In the stands without
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