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Ram tonight. Sunday fair; de
cidedy colder tonight and Sunday ;
southwest to iforthwest winds.
Prevent the Acceptance^
of Ambassadorship.
North Dakotan to Succeed Canni
Thompson?Chairman McCombs
Sees the President.
Richard Olney today declined the offer j
of th? ambassadorship to Great Britain, j
In a friendly and gracious letter to Pres
ident Wilson. The reasons given were
brief?personal and family. The Presi
dent regretted the declination and must
turn elsewhere for a man big enough
for the position.
Speculation as to who might be chosen
ambassador to Great Britain began im
mediately on the. announcement of Mr.
Olney's declination. It was pointed out
that beside Mr. Olney. President Wil
son had had in mind Charles W. Eliot,
president emeritus of Harvard, but had
offered Mr. Olney the place because of
his conspicuous record in the demo
cratic party.
William Church Osborne and Judge
George GraV. the latter of the United
States circuit court of Delaware, were
also brought out as possibilities for the
Jx>ndon post. It was pointed out tir*t
Judge Gray, a democrat and a formet
?enator, was a close student of inter
national affairs. He has long been one
of the United States commissioners at
The Hague.
Burke for IT. S. Treasurer.
John Burke, Governor of North Dakota
for two years, his term expiring In Jan
uary last, was today nominated for treas
urer of the United States to succeed
Carmi Thompson, who was secretary to
President Taft during the campaign last
year when Mr. Hilles was directing the
work of the republican national commit
tee. This is a personal selection of Presi
dent Wilson, acquiesced In by Secretary
McAdoo. Mr. Burke was one of the men
the President for a long time considered
for a cabinet place. Having no opening
for the North Dakotan in the official fam
ily, the President picked out what he con
sidered the next best place. Burke also
suited McCombs.
President Wilson and Chairman Mc
Combs of the national committee had
another long conference at the White
Moose today concerning questions of both
patronage and policy. The chairman
left In apparent good humor, giving de
nial to stories that he and the President
are In disagreement.
Mr. McCombs has a number of demo
crats listed who helped him in the long
light for Wilson whom he wants cared
for, and he has discussed places for many
of these with the President. So far as
compatible with public business and ex
Cidiency. the recommendations of Mr.
cCombs wlU be accepted by the Presi
Solicitous for Party Workers.
Mr. McCombs understands this, and is
simply waging the fight that falls to the
successful chairman of every national
committee to place loya' workers of the
party in good positions.
# He recognises that the President cannot
always grant the requests that are made
and there will be no 111 feeling between
the two men. He will simply struggle,
his friends say. to take care of the "boys"
as best he can, and those who fall by the
wayside will know that be did his best.
Mr. McCoinbs is to have frequent con
ferences with the President. Next week
he will be at the White House several
times. He said today that there was noth
ing new about the offer he has of the
French embassy. That Is to hold open a
while longer. If he does not accept It
will not be because of any differences
with the President, he intimated.
Wisconsin Man Offered Place.
Joseph B. Davis, democratic national
committeeman of VVisconsin, and man
ager of the westerT^^eadquarters of the
democrats in the last ci^palgn, has been
offered his choice of an ft^portant dip
lomatic position or the post of g^istant
secretary of war. He has the offer ui.der
consideration and will notify President
Wilsoti within a few days. Davies Is one
of the men Chairman McCombs of the
national committee has asked the Presi
dent to provide for, and the offer to
DavWs followed a conference the Presi
dent had with McCombs today.
Senator Thompson, the new senator
from Kansas, made his first request for
patronage at the White House today.
He introduced S. I. Hall, for many year*
a lawyer at Ia Crosse, Kan., and asked
that Mr. Hall be mafce aislstant attor
ney general of the Department of Justice
in place of the late John Q. Thompson of
Kansas, wbo was assistant attorney gen
eral in charge of the work before the
Court of CSaims.
The PreAdent referred his callers to
Attorney General McReynolds. Never
theless. the Kansans appeared to be sat
isfied with their visit. George S. Hart
ley of Arkansas City. Ark., who wants
to be postmaster of his home town, was
also introduced by Senator Thompson,
but the subject of the post office was not
mentioned and will be laid before the
Postmaster General.
Henry F. Hollls. Just elected senator
of New Hampshire and sworn in today,
paid a call of respect. He said that he
wished to thank the President for strong
efforts in his behalf.
Dr. Carl E. Grammer of Philadelphia,
president of the Indian Rights Associa
tion. and members of the executive com
mittee of that association, today urged
President Wilson to name E. ^^^?rrj,tt
of Arkansas as commissioner .idlan
affairs. Mr. Merritt is now chief law
officer of the Indian bureau. Th? Presi
dent referred his callers" to Secretary
T^ane of the Interior Department.
Xalone Not Anxious for Ofljfe.
Dudley Field Malone. a young New
York lawyer, soi.-in-law of Senator
O'Gormari, and close personal friend of
President Wilson, is the subject of much
of the patronage talk going the rounds.
The President, who likes Mr. Malone.
and conferred with him today, says
nothing of his purpose, but gossip is
busy giving Mr. Malone his choice of a
number of places, but not Just the one
he seems to prefer.
It Is definitely known that Mr. Malone
can have any one of two or three choice
places in the Department of Justice, but
it is also pretty sure that the young man
has told the President that he does not
want anything and will continue his law
practice in New York.
"Don't worry about me," Mr. Malone
said at the White House today. * I
haven't asked for any office and don't
care a rap for one. If I can do more
to help progressive democracy and Pres
ident Wilson along outside of office than
in. I'm going to stay with the boys out
If the President feels that I'can be of
particular use to him anywhere I'm at
fcla command." Mr. Malone did not add,
what is known to be true, that he as
" (Continued on Second Page.)
. ?
Reorganization and Assign
;; ment of Places Completed
1 by Democratic Caucus.
P- ' ;
Will Head Naval Instead of Ap
propriations Body?-Progressives
Will Control Upper House.
After a bitter fight lasting almost two
weeks the democratic caucus this after
rfcon completed a reorganisation of the
majority membership of the Senate com
mittees. It is expected that the com
mittee assignments, both democratic and
republican, will be submitted to the Sen
ate some time this afternoon, and the re
organisation of the Senate finally com
The report of the steering committee
was submitted to the caucus this morning,
including the assignments to the com
mittees, and also a number of Important
recommendations changing the methods
of doing business in the caucus. !
VUf?I1on(tuiZ^11^an* who claimed that he
^ wby seniority to the chair
manship of the committee on appropria
1!?hSA ^ to receive that appointment.
an address to the caucus in
tat1fd that he felt grieved more
orcause of the state of South Carolina
than on his own account.
He told the caucus that if he had been
* ell enough to attend all the sessions of
^ehfe???Kat'I: convention at Baltimore,
as he did, he believed that he was phyBi
or th ?apa^ 5 care of the work
of the appropriations committee.
Tillman Is Defeated.
K lien the nomination for chairman of
the appropriations committee was!
reached in caucus Senator TJllman moved I
that his name be substituted for that of
Senator Martin of Virginia, who was as
signed to that chairmanship by the
steering committee.
a Seated, however, by
? majority, and Senator Martin
head of the appropriations c?n
thl ?n,a Tillman is*assigned to
ohoi? *Uwnaval affairs committee as
The reason given for not ap
pointing him chairman of the appropri
ations committee was that his physical
condition was not such as to permit
turn to carry on the arduous duties of
the head of that hard-working commit-1
B.%this change Senator Walter Smith
k "dryland, who had been slated to I
nead the naval affairs committee, was I
sent to the chairmanship of the District
of Columbia committee. |
Progressives in Control.
That the progressives among the Sen-I
ate democrats have won out all along tfce I
line appears from the final action of
the caucu*. Notwithstanding the fact
that Senator Martin of Virginia and
Senator Simmons of North Carolina were
awarded the chairmanships of the two
most important committees in the Sen
ate. appropriations and finance, the pro
gressives practically control the situa
tion. Progressives have been placed on I
these two committees, as they have on
other important committees, and the 4al. i
hands contr?l 18 thought to be in their
_ ?*nator Overman of North Carolina,
chairman of the subcommittee on patron- I
age in the Senate, submitted his report to
the caucus also. Pinal action on this re- I
Port was postponed until Monday. The
recommendation of the report, if adopted,
means a reduction of *4<i,0U0 ,in the an
nual pay roll. In order to assign the
patronage to the individual members of |
the Senate, all the salaries of the em-1
jrfoyes will be totaled and then divided
by the number of Senators. Each Senator
will be entitled to about three thousand I
dollars' worth of patronage. The report
also provides for taking care of the old
soldiers and the permanent efficiency
Assignments Reported to Caucus. I
The democratic steering committee yes
terday evening put the final touches upon
the committee assignments in the Sen
ate and the list was submitted to the
caucus v this morning. The committee
awarded the chairmanship of the appro
priations committee to Senator Martin
ot Virginia, and to Senator Tillman the
cHairmanshlp of the committee on naval
affairs it had been expected that the
veteran senator from South Carolina
would be given the chairmanship of tlie
appropriations committee.
rearrangement cuts Senator Smith
or Maryland out of the chairmanship of
the naval committee and placed him at
whirh^ t, ai e Dlstrict committee, to
which it had been supposed Senator Pom
Smr;h?h'?h^WOU,d heawi^ed. Senator
smith has been a member of the District
niH6 f?H a number of years and was
democrat on the subcommit
tee of the appropriations committee In
nfathL% tIle I?8t.rict appropriation bills
of the Senate. It is probable that he will
also be chairman of this subcommittee of
the appropriations committee.
Control of Legislation.
The steering committee framed a num
ber of recommendations providing for
radical changes in the matter of con
trolling legislation and committees in the
Senate, which were submitted to the
caucus todsy. They are as follows:
All committee chairmen shall be elect
ed by the democratic members of the
committees. The practice has been for
the 'steering' committee to appoint all
th* democratic members
?5 * * committee may call a meeting of
a*? co^irn at any time.
Members of 'conference committees'
I ??i!v ^e'ected by the democratic ma
i J! . .e committee having charge of
the legislation in question.
Bei^rb^a?T^lUeet.memben "hall be
selected b> a democratic caucus Instead*
chairman8 ,PCO'"""<"U ^ '?? "."SS
fSTSiSE ??p*"?d on b, fh"
Therecommendations constitute Imnor
of^emiSieContiree?OUSe U the ***>*?
Personnel of Committer
^hotS!7,?nnel 0f the ***** committee
h important committees as finally
decided upon by the democratic and re
uTws rin* committees, is as to I
bury of Dela,.,. ana AZVitt
(Continued on Second Page.) 4
Answers the Suit Brought by
Leiter to Foreclose on
$260,000 Note.
* I
Big Loan Urged Upon Him, He De
clares, So That Leiter Might
Secure Control.
Joseph Letter, president of the Wash
ington Gas Light Company, is charged
with failure to keep an alleged promise
with, Thomas L Hume, a stockholder
of the company, to make the stock of
the company more valuable than before
his selection as president. A loss- of
$20,000 on 3,000 shares of the stock is
alleged to have followed the election of
Mr. Leiter.
Mr. Hume makes this charge in an
answer filed today to the suit brought
against him in the District Supreme
Court some weeks ago by Mr. Leiter to
foreclose a note for $280,000 held by Mr.
Leiter end secured by 3,000 shares of
gas stock transferred by Mr. Hume to
Mr. Leiter and HoWard S. Reeside, vice
president of the company. Mr. Hume
denies the right of Mr. Leiter to subject
the stock to the lien of the note, unless
the defendant is first paid the difference
between the stock quotation of January,
1912, and the present market value of
the stock in addition to the difference
between the former quotation and the
present real value of the stock. Through
Attorneys Rrandenberg & Brandenberg,
the defendant suggests that an examina
tion of the books of the company, be
made by Louis A. Dent, auditor of the
court, for the purpose of ascertaining
the present actual value of the stock.
Denies Soliciting' Loan.
Mr. Hume denied that he solicited the
loan from Mr. Leiter, and charges that
the initiative came from the president
of the gas company and was made for
the sole purpose of securing the stock
owned by Mr. Hume in order to make a
showing of ownership sufficient to insure
the election of 74r. Letter as president of
the company and of Mr. Reeside as vice
president. Mr. Hume declares the prime
moving cause for the transfer of his
stock was the alleged verbal promise
that gas quotations would be maintained
or Increased by Mr. Leiter, so that Mr.
Hume might realise enough from the
increment to his holdings to satisfy his
indebtedness to the creditors of his
brokerage business.
The broker says he nude this necessity
known to Mr. Letter and to Mr. Reeside.
both verbally and in letters written to
them in which hi explained that all Ms
activity In the management of the affairs
of the gas company was Intended to in
crease the value oc' his gas holdings, upon
which depended his chance to settle all
his obligations.^
Stock Needed to Control.
Mr. Hums tells the court that he Is
advised that Mr. Leiter was given to
understand by certain parties in Phila
delphia and New York having large In
terests in gas stock that in order to
secure sufficient proxies it was advisable
for Mr. Leiter to obtalh the support and
co-operation of iHmne Jn his compaign
to be elected president at the regular
meeting of the company in. January, 1912.
Overtures were made to him by Mr.
Leiter, he says, and in consequence after
a conference with Mr. Letter,- he accept
ed the proffered loan, transferred the
stock and effected the election of Mr.
Leiter tand his associates to the director
ate of the company.
f Mr. Leiter had only ten shares of stock
standing in his name and Mr. Reeside
only twenty-five shares, says Mr. Hume,
before the transfer of his stock.
The defendant asserts he never con
sidered the transfer as a sale and avers
Mr. Leiter understood it was not an
actual transfer of title. The use of his
stock, he states, secured the election of
ZZ'J?it*r 88 Pre?Went with a salary of
$18,000 annually and of Mr. Reeside as
vice president at $6^000 annually.
The alleged agreement to maintain tte
stock quotation was never kept, Mr
Hume charges, but it was not until last
May that he appreciated that he "had
been a victim of some bad faith." Then
51 sa/? ^e wrote Mr. Reeside, who rep
resented Mr. Leiter. he claims, at certain
conrerences regarding the stock, and
called attention to the continued down
rpm?,Jir?K0f ?8tock- He 3t&tes he
rec,pent <* the letter of
.,SXmlM 10
After Mr. Letter had allowed the stock
quotation to fall so low as to wiDe out
the nkM?*|Mr' Hume had over and above
tne IJOO.OOO represented by the note hp
asserts, he was advised that the ioan
ary 1913 P^hi &t ,tS? m*turlt>' in ^nu
? a i This was in August last it ia
stated, and Mr. Leiter was then' com
municated with and had his att?mu?n
?>? alleged f?m,re to kw S
the price, and to the fact that there had
?00ninath^hrinkage of approximately $20,
market value of the stock. He
fnlwmS ? advised Mr. Leiter of his
inability to refinance the loan unless Mr
nT.ntr ? wo",d at>ide his alleged agree
ment to advance the stock's quotation
i figure predominating at the
time of transfer of the stock.
Makes Charge of Plot
Mr. Hume expresses to the court his
conviction that the alleged failure to
maintain the price of the stock was inten
tional and that the quotation was allowed
to decline "with the deliberate purpose of
purchasing the stock at a foreclosure
sale, to his serious loss."
In the letter to Mr. Reeside, referred to
fn eourt M? ?*hibit to his answer filed
in court, Mr. Hume says: "So these are
my shares, although they appear in other
inna"ilueawhU?,ynb*n*At or enhancement
ilfeewlee ^ " ,hCTn wouM
^e1,Pr.OCeleds to outline the hold
? j? y the members of the
board ot directors of the company and
figures out that, excluding the '.'luov
r'^tnr c?aimed the .even dK
rectors have standing in their names
only 2,310 shares put of a total of
*J0:?W ?hareaI or less than 2 per cent
of the total issue of stock.
Attached to the answer is also a let
ter from Mr. Hume to Mr. Leiter dated
October 1*, mi, m which the 'formt?
calls attention to the 8,630 shares of
Georgetown Gas Company stock stand
ing in the name of the Washington
company, and claims a proportionate
share of $13,000 worth, or abim eighty!
one shares. The request was not com
plied with, and shortly afterward Mr
Hume had recourse to the court to de^
termine the ownership of this stock
The suit is still pending.
Rev. Dr. Cowlea, Educator, Dead.
ELM IRA, N. Y.. March 16.?Rev.
Augustus W. Cowles, president emeritus
of the Elmira College for Women, died
in this city today, aged ninety-four
- ^ N
Announcement by Rockefeller
Institute Director at Meet
ing o! Physicians.
BALTIMORE. Md., March 15.?The an
nouncement made to an audience of medi
cal men here last night by Dr. Simon
Flexner, director of Rockefeller Institute
of Research, New York city, that hte has
found the germ which causes infantile
paralysis, has aroused the keenest inter
est among scientists and local physicians
eminent in their profession, who regard
it as one of the most important discov
eries of recent years.
Statement by Dr. Flexner.
Dr. Flexner, who stated that the or
ganism was one of the smallest which
had ever been identified, satd that in the
cultivation of it the use of a medium
freed from oxygen had been found nec
essary, and that because it could grow
only in the absence of oxygen it would
never be found In b!ood or in any cavity
containing oxygen. In the cultivation of it
tissue infected with the virus was placed
in a receptacle from which the air was
drawn by means of a vacuum pump, and
under the resultant condition the virus
was propagated.
Dr. Flexner, referring to a treatise by
Dr. Rosenau of Washington, setting
forth the discovery that infection with
Infantile paralysis was caused by the
stable fly, said that in his own research
he had not been able to establish the fact
that infection is caused by the fly, though
he had no doubt that Dr. Rosenau had
done so.
Result of Experiments.
In the course of his experiments, he
said, he had employed for observation
other insects which were allowed .to bite
monkeys infected with the disease, and
had found that the insects thus beeame
intected with the germ and retained it
for a period of eight days, but he had not
succeeded in infecting monkeys with the
disease by having them bitten by insects
so infected. ? ?
The discovery of a serum for the cure
of the disease is looked upon by medical
men here as practicable and possibly
early to be accomplished.
Hew Cabinet Member Also to Get
Loving Cup From Students.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 16.?A "snake
dance" will be given fdr the amusement
of Secretary of Agriculture David F.
Houston when he returns this afternoon
to Washington University, of which he
was chancellor up to the time of his
appointment to a cabinet post. In ad
dition to the snake dance which will
be given by the freshmen, speechmak
ing and presentation of a loving cup
are other welcoming features arranged
by the students for their former chan
Britain to Increase Army Fund.
LONDON,- March 15.?The estimated
amount which the house of commons is to
be asked to appropriate this year for the
expenditure on the British army is $141,
100,000, against $139,300,000 last year, an
increase of. |1,$0(>.P90- The sum of $1,
170,000 is to be devoted to aviation.
William Hale, Author, Dead.
LONDON. March 15.?William Hale,
better known under .his pseudonym of
Mark Rutherford* died at his country resi
dence at the age of eighty-four. He en
joyed great prominence in the literary
world about thirty years ago, owing to
hie series of works on domestic, social,
moral and theological problems.
International Bowling Tourney.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., March 15.?The
International Bowling Association's tour
nament will open tonight, to continue
eleven days. About 1,500 bowlers from
several northwestern- states and the west
ern ^prgvtaces^ ^of^ Canada have entered
Story of Shipment by Ex
press Companies Is Re
futed by* Officials.
. T?T~"
A story telegraphed from Milwaukee a
few days ago to the effect that the Amer- i
lean and other express companies having
offices In Detroit were receiving pack*
ages for shipment collecting express
rates and sending the shipments by par
cel post has been officially denied by
F. F. Flagg, flrpt vice president of the
American Express Company, and by O.
C. Taylor, vice president and general
manager of the company's office at Chi
The story, according to the statement
of the company Officials, was based on
the fact that a New York concern
?hipped a box of. cigars to a Detroit cpn
cern by parcel post, the postage being
22 cents. From Detroit the parcel was
expressed to Milwaukee, the express
charge being 45 cents. The parcel post
stamps 'had not been removed, and the
consignee, seeing them,.j concluded the
express companies were using the par
cel post and pocketing the difference in
the charges, and gave the story to a
newspaper correspondent, who wired it
broadcast over the country.
Gets Continuance on Libel Charge.
CHICAGO, March u.?John M. Glenn,
secretary of the Illinois Manufacturers'
Association and publisher of the Manu
facturers' News, who was arrested yes
terday on two charges of criminal libel
on complaint of Andrew M. Lawrence, a
newspaper publisher, Was granted a con
tinuance until March 2) when he was ar
raigned today before Municipal Judge
George Barr
McCutcheon Writes
An Ideal Romance
"A Fool and
His Money"
it Is called. When you get start
ed in the reading of it, you
will realize that there is great
wisdom in being some kinds of
fool. "Contrariwise," as Twee
dledee would have said, "there
is often great folly in being too
Well, the hero of the new ro
mance is named Smart, and he
calls himself a fool, but you
cannot help envying him his
, folly, when, after inheriting a
fortune, he goes motor boating
on the Danube.
Then follow the strangest ad
ventures in such surroundings
that have been narrated since
"Graustark" made its appear
ance a dozen years ago. It is
. an. ideal story for this season
of springtime and love. There
are intrigues, conspiracies, se
cret chambers, a vanishing
lady in a moonlit tower, a titled
villain, who seeks buried treas
ure in the cellar, mysterious
visitors and unearthly sights
and sounds of many, kinds. And
through it all the fool floats
happily, like a butterfly in a
purple mist, or, as he himself
says, "it was all like a beauti
ful. lotos-born dream." For he
Is In love almost from the time
he beholds the vision of the
beautiful one in the tower, and
she. a countess incognito?but
that would be telling too much.
Sunday Magazine
? ??OF?? ?
V ? : v ? . ' ' ? -
The Sunday .Star
Scheduled by Pan-Americans
for New York Function
* -In AprHr
Secretary of State Bryan today ac
cepted an Invitation to speak at the
secwnd annual banquet of the Pan-Amer
ican Society of the United States, which
will be held in New York the latter part
of April. The Invitation of the society
to Secretary Bryan to be its chief guest
of honor was extended by Director Gen
eral John Barrett of the Pan-American
Union, and Henry White, president of
the society.
It is expected that Mr. Bryan will, in
his address, give further public intima
tions of the policy of the State Depart
ment in regard to the Latin-American
republics, as* the occasion of the ban
quet will probably be his first visit to
New York since his appointment as Sec
retary of State.
Society formed Tear Ago.
The Pan-American Society of the
United States was brganized a little
more than a year ago, with headquarters
in New York city. Its membership in
cludes representative men from all over
the country interested in Ban-American
aaairs. Tne president is Henry White,
iormer ambassador to France, and chau
maii vf me united States uelegation to
the fourth Pan-American conierence in
Buenos Aires. The other officials are
Lloyd C. Griscom, former ambassador
to brazil and Italy; George Cabot Wara,
tormer secretary of Porto Kico, and
John Barrett, director general of tne
Pan-American Union; secretary, Fred
erick JBrown.
Members Enrolled.
Among the members are Elihu Root,
Andrew Carnegie, Melville Stone, John
iiassett Moore, Archer Huntington.
Lewis Nixon, Cleveland Dodge, Judge
James W. Gerard, J. P. Morgan, Frank
| A. Munsey, James Speyer, Dr. Albert
Shaw, Robert Bacon, Charles M. Schwab,
Charles H. Sherrill, Henry Morgenthau,
Gifford Pinchot, Perry .Belmont, John
Wanamaker, Frank Vanderlip, Henry
Taft and Minor G. Keith. Its total
membership is nearly 500.
Adopted by Japanese Diet by Mar
gin of Five Votes.
TOKIO, Japan, March 15.?The Jap
anese diet today adopted the budget by
a close vote?186 to 181. The total
ordinary revenue is estimated as $265,
800,825 and the extraordinary revenue
$27,500,000. '
Against these the ordinary expendi
tures are $211,000,000 and the extra
ordinary expenditures $81,500,000.
Aguinaldo and Party to Look Into
Governmental Affairs.
MANILA, March 15.?Bmilio Aguinaldo,
the former leader of the Filipino insur
gents expects soon to visit Canada with a
party of representative Filipinos in order
to study the working connection between
the Dominion and Great Britain.
He believes that a similar connection
between the Philippines and the United
States might be the best solution of the
Philippine problem.
Yale President Hot Seriously 111.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 15.?Re
ports that President Hadley of Yale Uni
versity has been seriously 111 in Califor
nia brought forth an official statement
from the university offices today. The
statement says: "Newspaper reports re
garding President Hadley's 111 health are
much exaggerated. He expects to be
hick at work In New Haven next month.
The only trouble ha has hmi was due
to carbuncles." , ?
Friends Discover That He Is
Eligible for Commis
Budolph and Oyiter, Who Were Se
lected by Taft, Are Still
in the Running.
D. J. Callahan, president of the Wash
ington Chamber of Commeroe and gen
eral manager of the Norfolk and Wash
ington Steamboat Company, may again
be an active candidate for one of the
District of Columbia commiwionershipa.
His friends, according to authoritative
Information, are preparing to present his
name to President Wilson and to bring
every pressure to bear in his behalf
when the commissionershlp appointments
are taken up at the White Mouse.
Former President Taft considered Mr.
Callahan for one' of the commissioner
ships and, at one time, it is understood,
?was disposed to appoint him. Opposition
developed on the ground that he was in
terested in a corporation.
With the passage of the public utilities
law, which provides that no Commis
sioner may serve on the utilities board
who is interested directly or indirectly
in a public service corporation, Mr. Cal
lahan. it was suggested, had been elimi
nated from 'consideration as commis
sionershlp possibility.
fTiw Company Exempted.
Discovery has been made, however, that
the company of which he is the geieral
manager is exempted by the law on the
ground that it Is a common carrier rath
er than a utility and that there is noth
ing to prevent Mr. Callahan from being
named Commissioner if President Wil
son decides to appoint him.
The list of candidates for the two oom
missionerships is growing daily, but as
yet President Wilson has received no
delegations in the Interest of any of the
aspirants. Whether any of the members
ot Congress who have called at the
White House have discussed the matter
with the President is not known.
While no delegations have been re
ceived, scores of letters, resolutions ana
communications of various kinds advo
cating one or another of the candidates
have found their way to Secretary
Tumulty's desk within the past week.
Commissioner Rudolph and James F.
Oyster, who were selected by former
President Taft as District Commissioners,
but whose nominations failed of con
firmation in the Senate, are conceded tc
be in the running. The failure of th?
Senate to confirm their nominations
which was due to the fact that the demo
crats of that body believed the nomi
nations should be made by President Vvth
son, has not had the effect of making
either any less a factor in the present
contest over the nominations.
Get Many Indorsements.
It is doubtful if any candidates have
been indorsed by a greater number of cit
izens' associations and other organized
bodies than have Commissioner Rudolph
and Capt. Oyster. Neither is making an
active fight, but friends of both have
taken the field in their behalf.
W. V. Cox is another candidate who Is
believed to stand more than a fair chance
to receive the nomination. Not only is
Mr Cox popular in the District, but his
efficient record as former president of
the board of education has been ad
vanced to show that he is fully qualified
to serve as a member of .the board of
J. Holdsworth Gordon, Charles W. Darr,
M. I. Weller, A. Leftwich Sinclair, Wil
liam McK. Clayton and other candidates
will receive the backing of many promi
nent citizens of the District, so that Presi
dent Wilson'? task in selecting two Com
missioners will not be an easy one.
Germans for Budolph-.
The German American Alliance of the
District, representing twenty-five socie
ties, this week went on record favoring
the reappointment of Commissioner Ru
dolph and has sent a communication to
the White House informing the President
of its action.
' It is understood that the failure of
the District of Columbia auxiliary com
mittee of the democratic national com
mittee to indicate a choice for Commis
sioners at its meeting Thursday night
was due to the fact that the auxillary
had not received an answer to its letter
sent to the President March 6, in which
it offered to present indorsements of can
Should President Wilson notify the aux
iliary that he desires its assistance in
the matter, that body, it Is expected, will
meet immediately and indorse at least
four candidates.
In considering the merits of the va
rious commissionershlp candidates, Pres
ident Wilson will be required to take into
consideration the provision of the utilities
law that no Commissioner shall be inter
ested in a public service corporation.
Commissioner Johnston has been pre
vented from serving on the new utilities
board because he is trustee of an estate
that has utility interests.
Railway Men Demand Higher Pay
and Shorter Hourv.
PHILADELPHIA. March 15. ? More
than five hundred section hands employed
in the yards of the Pennsylvania rail
road In and about Philadelphia are now
on strike, about one hundred having
failed to report to work today. The strike
began'on the New York division ten days
ago and spread to other divisions In New
Jersey and Pennsylvania. The men are
afeking for higher wages and shorter
An investigation by the city police and
detectives has thus far failed to result In
anv clues to the identity of the assail
ants of the signalman who was attacked
and tied to the railroad tracks In the
West Philadelphia yards of the company
last night. Company officials believe he
was attacked by strikers.
accused of killing four.
Illinois Young Man to Be Pat on
Trial Next Week.
QUINCY. IU., March 16.?Charged with
murder of his father, mother and sister
and a young woman school teacher who
lived at his home, Ray Pfanschmldt,
twenty-one years old. will be put on trial
here next Tuesday.
He is accused of having beaten the
four to death with an ?* m tney lay
asleep In their bods said setting
Are to the hone* *be awrders were
oonmUttse V, -
Victims of Physical Violence
While Police Looked On,
They Declare.
One Girl'i Arms Pinched TTntil Thejt
Were Discolored.
Marcher Says She Broke Vote of
Kan Who Xade an Offensive
Suffragists and suffragist sympathisers
returned to their criticisms of the attitude
of the police during the procession Marcft
. at the hearing this morning before the
Senate subcommittee investigating the af4
fair. Following several days devoted tai
testimony favorable to the police. the
women today placed before the committer
?everal new facts which thev considered
Graphic descriptions of how men along
the line of march interfered writh the pre*
cession and insulted marchers were given
by several women, who claimed policemen
had witnessed the insults and did nothing.
was specifically stated that the Mary
land state flag: had been grossly insulted.
The numbers of thirty-two policemeS
were laid before the committee as bflni
among those who made no effort to keep
the crowds from interfering with the pro?
cession. Some of these numbers are the
same as those furnished the committed
by Senator Poindexter at the beginning
of the hearings last week. The number of
another policeman was given as one whs
insulted Walter H. Hart of Annapoli*
one of the marchers.
Karcher'a Arm Pinched. ?
Dr. Kellie Mark of Baltimore described
how one woman's arm had been pinched
until it was black and blue, and how a
man in the crowd attempted to pull on?
woman from the line of march. 8he also
described vividly how she hit one man lq
the face and drew blood, and in othe*
ways protected herself from insult.
Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson of Port
Myer, grand marshal of the# procession,
was one of the principal witnesses, and
told In detail of making her way through
the crowds at the head of the parade. She
said that the women had to fight thei*
own way. and were assisted very little
by the police. She took occasion to deny
some statements made by Maj. Sylvesteij
and other witnesses.
Senators Jonsemnd Dillingham attended
the hearing, but Senator Pomerene was
absent. Because of a meeting, of the
Senate this afternoon and other engage
ments of the members of the committee,
an adjournment was taken shortly after
noon until 10 o'clock Monday morning.
At that time a number of police officers
will be heard. 8enator Jones plans to
leave the city Tuesday, and therefore ths
hearings will be adjourned until after
the special session of Congress con*
Affidavits Are Submitted.
Senator Jones opened the hearing fcf!
presenting a number of affidavits made
ont by members in the procession. Each
dealt with the actions of policemen. *
A sworn statement made by Walter K.
Hart of Annapolis was to the effect that
he had seen many intoxicated men and
youths along the line of march, and that
the police had been indifferent.
"The police officers all along the line of
march (with few execeptions) adopted an
a!r of Indifference as to what the crowd
either did or said." Mr. Hart stated in
his affidavit- ' I appealed to one officer,
who waa exhibiting this Indifference, and
I asked him to 'kindly try to preserve
order,' but he only answered in an in
solent manner. 'Go to hell.'
An affidavit made by Mrs. E. Robinson
of 801 Madison street, was to the effect
that she saw a policeman Jerk down the
rope at Pennsylvania avenue and "15th
street, to let the crowd get by.
Miss Elizabeth A. Hyde submitted a
sworn statement, giving the numbers of
thirty-two policemen who, she sa^d, made
no attempt to keep back the crowd.
Miss Bliss Finley. who had the weg?
earners in the procession, testified thai a*
number of policemen had failed to pro-'
tect the marchers from insults. She said
that one man had "chucked" a'glfi on*
der the chin, and that a policeman whfl
saw the action only laughed. At another
point, she said, a man attempted to pull
a girl out of the line.
Miss Hermien Wallace, a spectator*
who saw the parade from the Treasury
grandstand, said a policeman had block*
ed the steps to the stand.
Miss Sarah Agnes Wallace, a teacher.'
who marched in the procession, said thq
police along the line of march showed %
general air of indifference.
A Dangerous Undercurrent,
The crowd was generally gooA-natura<V
ahe said, but there waa an undercurrent
of feeling which made her think of g(
dangerous mob.
"Sometimes the policemen would uaS
their batons much as a woman woukt.
in wiping icing off of cake/* she coa*
Miss Wallace called attention to the
good work of the Boy Scouts. The crowd
paid good attention to the boys, she de
Charles E. Kern, a newapaper corre
spondent. saw the proceaalon at 17th
atreet. He praised the work of the police
at this point. The roadway waa kept
nearly clear. He said there were a num
ber of women and children in the crowd.
"Any undue rougtmass on the part of
the police would have caused a tragedy,'*
he continued.
Dr. Nellie Mark of Baltimore described
the general attitude of the police aa
"Jellyfish Interference." She said thsr
appeared to have no backbone.
The crowd seemed to object to a large
Maryland state Hay carried In her sec
tion, she said. Some men spat on the
flag and others threw cigarettes at It.
Frequent appeala were made to the po
lice, but nothing? was done.
One marcher's arm waa badly pinched,
ehe declared and one girl was caught
about the waist and almost dragged out
of line. Dr. Mark aald ahe struck In
the noes the man who did that.
Dr. Mark aald the polios mads no ef*
fort to stop these acts.
"I think the police enjoyed this parads
a great deal,- ahe remarked.
ffftf Dillingham showed interest In
Dr. Mark accounts of how ahe hid
used a baton she carried. She aald she
bettered the nose of the man t4ie hit
waa still swollen.
"We hope so," aald Senator Dillingham*
Stuck Baton in His Mouth. t
Dr. Mark described how one man start*
ed to say something to her and ahe stuck
her baton in his mouth.
The crowd attending the hearing laugh*
ed aa ahe continued to tell of her belUg*
erent attitude.
Admiral George W. Baird, U. 8.

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