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WASHINGTON. D. C., THURSDAY. MAY 15, 1913 -TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
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10 GOV. JOHNSON
President and Bryan Frame
Answer to Japan. With
Hint of New Treaty.
OUTCOME IS NOT FEARED
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Statement to Be Made to Ambassador
Chmda Will Be Considered by
I Wilson anil Secretary Bryan
will have no further communication with
G"V. Johnson of I'alifornia over the alien
Is ?! legislation that the governor states1
wiP siir'i. No answer will be made
!?> the governor's long statement to Mr.
I'.rynn as to why he is signing the bill.
statement, it is realized, was in
tended more for public consumption in
< a forma than anything else.
There will be an answer from the ad
min stration, however, to the Japanese
i ote f,f protest against the California
ie_- slation. The framing of this answer
v ill be done this afternoon and tomorrow
ni.u ning tite President anil his premier
will go into conference at the White
1 louse over the attitude to be assumed in
the response to the Japanese communica
t on. The answer will be submitted to the
win.it- cabinet meeting tomprrow for such
action as the combined wisdom of the
President's advisers may dictate.
Neither the President nor Mr. Brvan
fear any unsatisfactory outcome of "the
negotiations that probablv will follow
t e answer to Japan. This answer, it is
u iderstood, will be a long one. largelv
n explanation of the efforts of this gov
ernment to prevent tiie legislation not
,%rTSardefl as a v'olation of
ti eatj witn a friendlv power, but
beeause it seemed to be offensive to
Hint at New Treaty.
It will go further and hint at the de
miability of making a new treatv which
will undertake to avoid conflict with the
aws and public sentiment in the states
and at the same time not offensive to
t e pride of the Japanese people.
S|J.t?,inr?KaSSttt Moore, counselor of the
me d?^Pa/tm.eJ,t' has tlfK"n a tenta
wiM hlu, i 0r ,? answ,-r to Japan and
win ha\e it ready for President Wilson
iiig Cretary Br>an tomorrow morn
, frhnson'3 decision to sign the
va" mai* anLr,a?ien lantl bi?- which
last nith. P b,lc at ,he White H?use
"LfS; T88 "no#ncially communi
dor " lo the Japanese ambassa
.iS "L Xew Yo,k- and after
< as b<>en discussed at the
in?v ?r 2?eC tomorrow the ?ecre
,,e ,s rxP,ct?'d to communi
fo ma,U' <Jov- Johnson's decision
jo Ambassador Chinda. The latter is
IS e*ptTtr? ,G notify the foreign
office at Tokio. and it is likely that
a week will elapse before the negotia
tions can move another step.
Speculation as to Quotation.
Interest has been excited by Gov
Johnson s quotation of that part* of the
< anfornia law which appears to limit
is action, so far as it recognizes Jap
anese rights, to the existing treaty of
1911. and there is some speculation as
'w *hetlier that was intended to fore
f <a refVsal on the vart of the
anfornia authorities to be bound bv
the stipulation of any treaty that mav
l.ereafter be negotia'sd between the
* mted states and Japan that would ap
pear to be in conflict with the pro
y isions of the new law.
Officials here fail to discover any point
not suggested to. Secretary Bryan when
he was in Sacramento, with the probable
xception of reference to the fact that the
present state constitution in terms sanc
tions and even requires the enactment of!
m:? h legislation as the Webb act.
I h?* fact that, though announcing his'
intention to sign the act. Gov. Johnson
i.as not actually affixed his signature is
? gar.ied here as an act of courtesy in
t? in]-d to hold the door open to a last
word from the administration if It chouid >
desire to communicate with him before
tne final act of approval
SACKAMENTO. Cal.. May 13 _ Ex
pressing his determination to sign tfie
a Men land bill, recently passed bv the
legislature. Gov. Hiram W. Johnson of
< al .ornia has telegraphed to Secretarv of
state Bryan a long explanation o<" "the
action taken by the legislature. ,
"'"he message was 5n answer to the re- i
'* "''St telegraphed to the governor bv 1
Secretary Bryan, at the direction of Pres.
Kicnt \\;ison, that the b: 1} be vetoed.
Go.. Johnson contends that the ?'ali
?>:n:a b;li is i.o^ contrary to treatv obli
=.a<:o::s ar.d that It does not discriminate
agamst the Japanese. He holds that it
i.:ere ha.-, oeen any discrimination Con
was giiilry of the discrimination in
determining who are anu who are not
fllziblf to ritizershlp. lie declares that
..e feels it his duty to sign the bill, unless
some absolutely controlling necessity de
manus contrary action. "Apparently no
such controlling necessity exists," he savs
lie declares, in closing:
It is with the highest respect for your
seli and the President that I feel n,y
duty to my state compels me to approve
t " action of the legislature."
. Johnson's message, in part. ful
"In tne phraseology of this bill, in
riose whom :t affects, in its scope and in
t* purpose we believe that ?> are within
? ?ur iegai and our moral rights, and that
"e doing only what is imperative^
ilem.iadej for the protection and preser
xat on of our state In this enactment we
;ai' kel'1 ever in mind our national good
astn, as evidenced by existing treaties
ano 'iur desire and anxiety ha\c been to
a. t om> In such fashion as would com
mend us to our sister states and would
j at.ty us to our fellow-countrymen
The objections to our bill are ba*ed
upon the treaty obligations of the
nation, and. second, upon the assertion
that our act is offensive and discrimina
tors rh- protest to our measure, as
> our telegram states, comes from the
representative of Japan. The biil that is
now before me provides substantially- in
Its first section that all aliens citable
to citizenship under the laws of the
I n ted States may acquire real propertv
in t.'ie same manner as citizens of the
nit* cl states, and the second section
provides that aliens other than those
mentioned in the first section may ac
?e\'t"a' P">pcr,y in the manner and to
the tax tent and for the purpose prescribed
by any treatv now existing between the
government of tiie United States and the
nation or country of which such alienv
are citizens or subjects, and mav, in addi
tion lease for a period of three vear?
<ai ds for agricultural purposes.
Treaties Part of Law.
thus v\ r have made existing treaties
: art ot" our law. and thus we have pre
>-i-ved every right that any foreign in
to: by iritcrnafiona' contract lias insist
ed u;:un preserving v.itli cur nationa'
go- - in::ii ni.
B> ir.e iaw v\t oClcr no of
! fenso; we make no discrimination. The
( offense and discrimination are contained,
j it i? ? laimed. in the use of the words
eligible to citizenship." and in making a
distinction between those who are eligible
to citizenship and those who are not. We
do nut mention the Japanese, or any par
; ticular race. The constitution of Cai1
i fornia in ls"!? made its distinction, and ;
' there never lias been protest or objec- :
"We insist that justly no offense can j
be taken l#y any nation to this law. and
j more particularly does this seem to us
clear in the instance of a nation like
, .Japan, that by its own law prevents ac
j quisition of land by aliens. It is most
I respectfully submitted that, after all. the i
! question is not whether any offense has
! been taken, but whether Justly it should '
; be taken. I voice. I think, the sentiment !
' of the majority of the legislature of this j
j state when f say that if it had been be- j
, lieved that offense could justly he taken I
b> any nation to the proposed law, that j
law would not have been enacted."
MAY NAME COMMITTEES
OF HOUSE WITHIN WEEK
Membership for District of Co
lumbia Expected to Be An
nounced by That Time.
Announcement of the membership of the
House District committee and probably
the remainder of the other major com
mittees of the House is expected within
a week, if the conferences now in progress
meet rio obstructions. Representative l'n
! derwood. chairman of the ways and
| means committee, told a Star reporter
| today that selections are being made and
that one week would probably suffice fo"
the full consideration of committee mem
Appointing committees for the present i
Congress is a difficult task. Owing to the
rtiie adopted by the democratic caucus*,
the men who serve on the majorities of
the twelve major committees will not. be
placed on any other committee. Mr. Un
derwood and others now believe that
rule was a trifle too severe, an it takes
144 democrats to make the majorities of
the dozen major committees and leaves
1 .V> democrats to be placed on about
forty smaller committees, and for that
reason each of the forty minor commit
tees will be tilled up by men with three
ar.d four committee assignments. In ad
dition. the House will have two new com
mittees. one on roads and another on
Must Give Up One Committee.
An interesting fight is going on in the
public buildings committee. Representa
tive Clark of Florida is an aspirant for
the chairmanship. Representative Bur
nett has been acting as chairman, but
as he is already chairman of the immi
gration committee he will have to re
linquish one or the other very ^oon.
Representative Sparkman will remain
at the head of the rivers and liarbors
committee, it is assumed, and there is a
lively fight for places on his committee.
Representative Slavden of Texa? would
have to give up his place as chaiiman
of the committee on library if he remains
a member of the military committee, lie
is next in rank to the chairman. Repre
sentative Hay of Virginia. If Mr. Slay
den gives up the committee on library,
Representatlve^Townsend of New Jersey
may fall heir to the place.
QOINLAN IS FOUND GUILTY
Conviction of I. W. W. Leader
Makes Situation at Pater
son Still More Acute.
PATERSOX. N. J., May 15.?Relations
between the city and county authorities
and the striking silk mill workers,
strained at all times since the start of
the strike two months ago, were made
more acute today by reason of the con
viction of Patrick Quintan, Industrial
Workers of the World leader, found guil
ty yesterday of inciting riot. He will be
sentenced probably tomorrow and faces
a maximum penalty of seven years in
prison and a tine of $2,000.
He is perhaps the most conspicuous
leader of the Industrial Workers of the
World ever convicted of an offense of
Four Yet to Be Tried.
Koiir other leaders of the organization
aie yet to be tried for inciting riot. They
are "Big Bill" Haywood. Elizabeth Gur
ley Flynn. Carlo Traska and Adolph Les-i
According to present plans of the prose,
cutor. the next defendant to face the bar
will be Treska
Quinlan is out on bail and his law vers ;
are making preparations for an appeal.
LONGER LEAVE FOR MRS. GRANT
Senate Committee Acts in Behalf of
The Senate committee on appropri
ations today favorably reported to the
Senate a bill to extend for six months
the leave with pay of Mrs. Adelaide E.
Grant. employed in the District build
ing. Mrs. Grant was assaulted by Na
thaniel Gre?n. colored, last Christmas.
Green is uiult-r sentence of death.
Mrs. Grant Is still in such poor
| health that her physician has testified
j that it will be months before she will
be able to go back to work.
Navy Office Employes Restricted.
As a result of the disappearance of
plans of the battleship Pennsylvania
from the Navy Department, precaution
ary measures have been directed by
Secretary of the Navy Daniels. The
privilege of entering their rooms at
will out of work hours has been With
drawn from naval offlcert" and employes
THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
Met at noon and resumed de
bate on Penrose-La Follette
amendment to hold hearings on
Appropriations <? o m m i t t e e
agreed to report favorably House
? resolution making deficiency
; appropriation of $600,000 for
1'ost Office r>epartaient.
Met at noon.
Considered private biils.
Adjourned at 12:% p.m. to noon
i j Criday.
OF DEATH IS TEN
Forty Persons Injured and
Property Worth $250,000
Destroyed in Nebraska.
THREE TOWNS SUFFER
FROM THE ELEMENTS
Greatest Loss Is Sustained at Seward.
Wind Weakens on Reaching
Limits of Omaha.
OMAHA, Xeb.. May 15.?Reports re
ceived early today show that the tornado
which formed in the southern part of i
Seward county last night took a toll of
ton lives, injured forty persons and dc- I
stroyed property valued at JR'JoO.OOO.
At least three towns?Seward, Tomaro j
and McCool Junction?suffered from the j
elements, the greatest destruction being
at Seward, where eight persons were
killed and fourteen injured.
Advices from Tamora, Staplecfyurst, j
Waco, Bee and I'tica, west of Seward,
which last night were reported as being
In the path of the tornado, say that all
those towns were out of the track of th? j
storm. Wires to McCool Junction are
still down and no direct reports have
been received from there.
Destruction at Seward.
At Seward a much greater disaster was
averted by the fact that the tornado
crossed only a comparatively small part
of the town, instead of sweeping across
the more densely populated section two
blocks south. The property loss in that
city 1s estimated at $100,000.
Sight persons were killed and fourteen j
injured. The wind followed a violent ;
hail and rain storm.
No one has yet been found who saw
the funnel-shaped cloud or who knew
what danger the unusual darkness of the |
late afternoon contained. Three persons i
were killed who had every opportunity '
to seek refuge in their cellars, and half a
dozen were injured who said that they
could see no tornado approaching.
Deaths at Seward.
The dead: Mrs. Milllam Hassinger, Mrs.
G. W. Edmonds, Mrs. David Hoover.
Samuel Crlm, August Schultz, Emma
Schultz. little daughter of August; Mrs.
David Imley, Mrs. C. W. Wasserman.
Seward will clear Its own streets, pay
its own bills and will get along without
state troops, according to a statement Is
sued today by Mayor Calder.
The tornado apparently originated
southwest of McCool Junction, and. gath
ering force as it moved to the northeast,
struck with full force both Tomaro and
Little Damage at Omaha.
The storm crossed this city near the
southern limits, but Its strength had been
so far spent that the damage done here
was nominal. This fact, however, did
not prevent many Omahans from seeking
refuge In cellars and other places consid
The experience of Easter Sunday taught
them to consider seriously the approach
of ominous-looking clouds and the ap
pearance in the southwest of last even
ing's storm was sufficient to set every
body to looking for avenues of escape.
Numerous houses in the vicinity of 13th
and Gold streets were unroofed.
Three inches of rain fell in the down
PROPOSES TEST SUIT.
Shafroth Would Have Government
Sue People of Colorado.
A plea that the government sue the peo
ple of Colorado to test the right of the
citizens of that state to build reservoirs
for storing waters which otherwise would
flow into the Rio Grande was made by
Senator Shafroth of that state before the
water users' conference yesterday. He
declared that in this way there could be
a settlement of the government's right to
use the waters of the Rio Grande to fill
the Engle dam for the irrigation of 20,000
acres in Mexico and lfl0,?>00 acres in Texas
and New Mexico.
He 'declared that it would make the
biggest scandul ever heard of if the gov
ernment spends pome $7,000,000 construct
ing the Eugle dam and then finds out
that it does not have title to enough
?water to till it. "We can't sue the Unit
ed States without its consent," he said,
addressing Secretary Eane. "You, Mr.
Secretary, ought to request the Depart
ment of Justice to sue us." The Secre
tary made no comment.
SUFFRAGETTES GRANTED BAIL.
Bomb Is Found Outside National
Gallery, in Center of London.
IX>NDON, May 1.%.?Six militant suf
fragette leaders and a male udherent of
the "cause" were committed today for
trial at the Old Bailey sessions on
charges of conspiracy under the mali
cious damage act. All of them pleaded
"not guilty," and reserved their defense.
Bail was allowed on the prisoners' prom
ise to refrain from militancy pending
A so-called militant suffragette "bomb"
was found daring the night outside the
National Gallery, which contains inval
uable art treasures, and is In the very
center of I.ondon, on Trafalgar Square.
The machine consisted of a tin can
filled with live cartridges wrapped In a
copy of the Suffragette. It was labeled
"Rlils to break the windows of the Na
GEN. SMITH IS RETIRED.
Has Seen Service Against Indians,
Spaniards and Filipinos.
Brigadier General Frederick A. Smith,
commanding the 5th Army Brigade, do
ing i atrol duty on the Texas border, was
placed on the retired list today, for age.
He was born in New York, was appoint
ed to the Military Academy from that
state, and reached the grade of brigadier
general in 100M. Me fought against the
Indians on the western frontier, the Span
iards in Cuba and the insurrecto in the
Philippines, where he remained on duty
until 1003. when he was assigned to dtitv
with the general staff at Washington.
Must Give Up Million in Taxes.
More than a million dollars collected in j
corporation taxes must be surrendered by
the Treasury as a result of the Supreme
Court's decision that a corporation leas
ing Us property and deriving its only in
come from that lease is not "doing busi
ness" within the meaning of the law and
is not tuxabi*.
SHERLOCK DANIELS AT W ORK OX THE LOST BATTLESHIP PLANS MYSTERY.
PROK OF EXPLOSIONS
IN THE STATES UKElY
Since Last Saturday Nearly a
Dozen Persons Have
PITTSBURGH, May 15.?Frequent ex
plosions of dynamite and powder within
the past week in western Pennsylvania,
Maryland and West Virginia and at
tempts to explode heavily filled maga
zines is causing anxiety and an investi
gation to thoroughly probe the situation
is a possibility.
Since last Saturday close to a dozen
persons have been killed, scores have
been injured, some fatally; much prop
erty has been ruined and hundreds of
people have been so frightened that they
have fled the vicinity. Beginning last
Saturday, when 500 sticks of dynamite
exploded in the magazine of the Sun
shine Coal and Coke Company's mine,
near Masontown, Pa., resulting in the
death of four and injury of two score,
and ending yesterday with the explosion
of 1,700 pounds of dynamite and seventy
kegs of powder stored in the magazine
of the Consolidated Coal Company, at
Eckhart. Md? in which three were
killed and a dozen injured, there seems
to be an epidemic of such accidents, and
a joint investigation of the three states
is believed warranted.
Passenger Trian Endangered.
Last Monday an attempt was made to
blow up the Brownsville-Uniontown pas
senger train at Leckrone, Pa.
A trackwalker found nine sticks of
dynamite placed under the Joints of the
rails of the Monongahela railroad. A jar
would have exploded the dynamite. Within
seventy-five yards of the railroad was
located the plant of the Cameron Powder
Company, containing 20,000 pounds of
powder and 500 pounds of dynamite.
In a premature explosion of dynamite
at ParkersburK Tuesday five men were
blown into a stream while fishing. One
was drowned and the other four rescued
unconscious. Last night a miner's cot
tage at Colliers, W. Va., was blown to
atoms by the explosion of a keg of pow
der. One man was killed and three seri
Jockey Benschotten Dies.
BALTIMORE, Md., May 15.?Jockey
Benschotten. injured during the running
of the Linsteau steeplechase at Pimlico
yesterday, died early today. Benschot
ten, who was riding Sir Cleges. was
thrown at the tenth jump. As he at
tempted to r!?e he was struck in tlie
head by the hoofs of another horse and
his skull fractured. Benschotten was
from Brooklyn, N. Y.
Broker a Suicide on Train.
ST. LOUIS. May 15.?Frederick W.
Humes, a member of the merchants' ex
change and a broker representing a Min
neapolis milling company, committed
suicide on a Wabash train as it was
coming into St. Louis today. He left a
note to his wife saying he was in finan
Eugenics Movement Gaining.
MONTCLAIR. N. J.. May 15?Tlie
eugenics movement has gained further
foothold here with the unanimous vote
of the members of the Unity Churcl) in
structing their pastor to perform no
more marriage ceremonies unless both
bride and bridegroom presented cer
tificates of good health. The pastor of
the Christian Union Congregational
Church recently took a similar stand
on his own initiative.
Donate $2,500,000 in Cement.
CHICAGO. May 15?Enough cement
to construct tlie proposed ocean-to-ocean
highway has been donated by members
of an organization of cement manufac
turers in session here. Each member
agreed to give 1 per cent of lila annual
output for three years. The subscript
tlon is estimated, to be worth >2,500,000.
CINCINNATI CARS RUN
One Line Resumes Operation
Under Strong Police
CINCINNATI. May 15.?Full service
on the Avondale line, over which
twelve cars Mere operated this morn
ing:, marked the chief development in
the strike of the employes of the Cin
cinnati Traction Company here. All
cars carried from four to eight patrol
men and at intervals of every six
blocks automobile patrols were kept
moving- along the line of operations.
Absolutely no disorder marked the re
sumption of this service and attempts
to operate on other lines in the city
will be made gradually.
The line operated today runs through
the city's chief residence section, and
it is believed that no trouble will be
experienced until an attempt Is made
to operate cars through the manufac
The traction officials refused to state
today whether or not they would at
tempt to operate their cars after dark.
The company announced today that
an Increase in wages to all men who
had remained loyal to the company had
been made, but did not state the amount
of the raise.
J. J. Gosper Dies in Poverty.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. May 15.?John J.
Gosper, former Territorial Governor of
Arizona, once secretary of state of
Nebraska and veteran of the civil war.
died in poverty here yesterday, a ward
of the county. Gosper was seventy
one years old.
BY HAROLD MACGHATH
The MacGrath story is in
three parts, and it is as fasci
nating: as an Arabian Nights
tale in a modern setting could
be. The author of "The Lure
of the Mask" has put a lure
in this story that will hold your
interest to the last line.
l^ove, mystery, adventure,
jewels, a packet of letters, bur
glary. thumb marks, surprise?
all these and more. Of course
there is a charming heroine.
A. B. Wenzell, who illustrates
the story, has made a beauti
ful picture of her. It is in col
ors and will decorate the cover
of the magazine.
i Coats and Suits'
BY VERA EDMOXDSO.N
Another story with a depart
ment store setting. A depart
ment store is a great world
in itself, and not without Its
romantic interest, as this writ
er so well shows.
Third in the series which
the noted illustrator is doing for
our Sunday magazine, under
the general title of "It's Riskv
to Want Things." This one is
"You Wanted to See a Storm at lil
Sea," and it's a gem. g
IX THE NEXT ?
Sunday Star |
FOUR CHURCH BODIES
IN INT SESSION
Pan-American Pentecost Fea
ture of Presbyterian Assem
blies at Atlanta.
ATLiAXTA, Ga., May 15.?Although oc
cupied today with important business at
sessions of their respective assemblies.
Presbyterian commissioners were looking1
forward with unusual interest to the in
auguration tonight of the "Pan-American
Pentecost." when for the first time rep
resentatives of the four leading Presby
terian Church organizations, the north
ern, southern, United and Associated Re
formed, will meet to discuss questions of
During the ten-day joint sessions a pro
posal to amalgamate these organizations
will, it is understood, be presented, but
there is no certainty that such a proposr
al will be adopted.
Moderators will be elected today by
both the northern and southern organiza
tions. A feature of the day's program was
a conference of Confederate and Union
civil war veterans to arrange for a
"campflre" yater this week.
Responses to Welcome.
At tonight's meeting responses to ad
dresses of welcome will be made by Dr.
C. S. Clyce, retiring moderator of the
Southern Assembly; Dr. H. H. Bell, retir
ing moderator of the United Assembly;
Dr. Mark Matthews, retiring moderator
of the Northern Assembly, and Dr. J. 11.
Pressly, moderator of the Associated Re
The Pan-American Pentecost was form
ally launched last night when 'the
United Presbyterian Assembly held its
A feature of especial interest at the
opening session was the farewell ser
mon of Dr. H. H. Bell of San Francisco,
retiring moderator. A number of im
portant committee reports were made
Dr. Robert M. Russell of "Westminster
College, New Wilmington, Pa., was unani
mously elected moderator.
ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING.
Western Young Women Must Appear
in Federal Court.
NEW YORK. May 15.?Charges of
smuggling were made against Misses
Agnes Mangels and Agnes Tillman of
San Francisco, who reached here May
12 on the steamship Amerika, and
their gowns and Jew-els. approximating
$18,000 in value, have been seized by
the customs authorities.
District Attorney Vreeland of the
New Jersey district has cited the
women to appear in the federal court
at Trenton next Monday to answer the
charge. Hearings will be held in New
Jersey because the Amerika docks at
Omission to declare proper value of
goods brought from abroad is the basiB
of the charges.
Fourteen trunks and a few handbags
were examined after being taken from
Miss Tillman, Miss Mangels and Miss
Tillman's mother. Mrs. Frederick Till
man. jr.. upon their arrival at Hoboken.
Miss Tillman declared for her mother,
as Well a? herself, so Mrs. Tillman does'
not figure officially in the case.
Miss Tillman and Miss Mangels
sought to convince Collector Loeb that
their mistake in declaring was due to
ignorance of the customs regulations.
\ccording to customs officials, both
women were given ample opportunity'
to correct their declarations, but de
cllned to do so.
French Economist Dies.
PARIS, May 15.?Alfred de Foville a
prominent French economist and per
manent secretary of the Academy of
Moral and Political Sciences, died yester
day. aged seventy years. lie was a
prolific author on the subjects of trans
port. agriculture and the Increase of
WILSON TO STICK !
TO HIS DOTY HERE
Continues to Decline Invita
tions to Go Awgy From
MATTERS OF PATRONAGE
TAKING UP MUCH TIME
President Discusses Possible Civil
Service Commission Changes
With Gen. Black.
President Wilson continues to de
cline invitations to go away from
Washington during: the present calen
dar year. A formidable delegation from
Tennessee, consisting of all the con
gressmen and a number of prominent
citizens from Knoxville. called on the
President today to invite him to visit
the national conservation exposition to
run In Knoxville in September and Oc
tober. The President said lie would
consider the invitation, but felt now
that he ought not depart from the rule
he has laid down for himself as to go
ing away from Washington.
Patronage matters took up much time
at the White House today, many of the
visitors talking with the President on
these subjects. Senators Johnston and
Bankhead of Alabama talked about a
district attori eyship in that state. Sen
ator Polndexter discussed some Wash
ington appointments that will soon be
ready for transmission to tlie Senate.
Representatives Baiter of New Jersey and
Bartlett of Georgia were praising a New
Jersey man who wants a job in the Dis
trict of Columbia. Senator Overman
called with Samuel W. Cockrell of this
city who wants to become a member of
the excise board of the District. Repre
sentative Beall of Texas had a post oitiee
matter in mind and there were oth*
callers on the same line of business.
Civil Service Commission.
Gen. John C. Black, for many years
chairman of the civil service commis
sion, had fifteen minutes with the Pres
ident. There have been many reports
in the last few weeks of contemplated
changes in the personnel of the com
mission. Strong pressure has been
used on the President by congressional
delegations backing applicants for
positions on the commission. As this
commission does not come under the
head of any of the executive depart
ments. the President will have to
thrash out the question of new men on
the commission himself. The presump
tion is that the commission should con
sist of two members of the dominant
political party and one of the opposi
tion party. Gen. Black was appointed
as a democrat by President Roosevelt.
John A. Mcllhenny was also named by
President Roosevelt, and, while he was
originally a democrat, he was alwayi
said to be a followesr of Roosevelt
ahead-of any party or man. The efforts
to put in new men are directed against
both Gen. Black and Mr. Mcllhenny.
William S. Washburn, the republican
representative on the commission, who
was named by President Taft, appears
to have no particular trouble in sight
if the President intends to keep one
republican on the body.
Plans for co-operation between the
democratic natloiid committee and the
democratic congressional committee will
be discussed tomorrow at a conference
President Wilson will hold with Repre
sentative A. Mitchell Palmer of Penn
sylvania, Clark Hawell of Georgia,
Homer S. Cummings of Connecticut. Cato
Sells of Texas and Fred B. Lynch of
Mr. Palmer, who arranged today Tor
the conference, thought five or more of
the congressional committee might be in
vited to confer with the national com
The President today sent to the Senate
the following nominations:
To be deputy commissioner of fisheries
Ernest Lester Jones of Virginia.
To be collector of internal revenue for
district of West Virginia?Samuel A.
Hayes of West Virginia.
To be United States circuit judge
George Hutchins Bingham of New Hamp
shire. first judicial circuit.
To be I'nited States attorney for the
eastern district of Oklahoma?D. Hayden
Linebaush of Oklahoma.
To be postmasters:
P. G. Henry, Texarkana. Ark.
Thomas Fox. Sacramento, Cal.
H. Poffenbergcr, Freeport. 111.
VETOES INCOME TAX BILL.
Gov. Amnions of Colorado Also Dis
approves of Boxing Measure.
DENVER, Col.. May la.?Gov. Am
nions last night vetoed the state income
tax bill, the bill repealing the anti
boycott law and the boxing bill.
The bill permitting racing under
supervision of a racing commission
will become a law without the gov
ernors signature, he preferring neither
to sign nor veto the bill. In allowing
the racing bill to become a law the
governor stated that since the fair as
sociation seemed to want the bill he
would let it become a law.
in vetoing the income tax bill Gov.
"I am in favor of the general princi
ples of an income tax. but doubt the
wisdom of passing a state law for such
a tax immediately in advance of a na
tional act, as it might prove to be an
tagonistic to the federal law."
Concerning the boxing bill he said:
"While I realize that the intention
? of the authors of this bill was not to
bring about that result, yet I fear the
effect would be to legalize prize fight
ing in Colorado. There seems to be
nothing in the present law to prevent
holding legitimate boxing contests,
and 1 do not deem it necessary to ex
tend the provisions of the present
Pitcher Irvine Killed by Locomotive.
POTTSV 1LLE>. Pa., May 15.?Clarence
H Irvine, a star base ball pitcher of this
vicinity, who was signed by Manager
Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Ameri
can League Club, and who was to report
for duty May was instantly killed
today by tripping and falling in front of
a Philadelphia and Reading railroad loco
motive near Cresson, Pa. He was em
ployed as brakeman and was in the act
of turning a switch.
Joseph Theurer, Brewer, Dies.
CHICAGO, May 15.?Joseph Theurer,
millionaire brewer, president of the
United States Brewers' Association from
l'j03 to 1^05. died yesterday of pneu
monia. He had been identified with the
brewing industry in this city 6ijce 1S6S.
Thirty-Eighth Quadrennial Ses
sion Begins at Takoma
REPORT OF PRESIDENT
Delegates From Every Continent
Gather for Meeting in the
With tlie admission of six new un.oti
conferences, two union missions, the re
j port of the president ami the seating of
delegates the thirty-eighth quadrennial
session of the general conference of
Seventh-Day Adventists of the World
opened this morning iti a city of tents at
Takoma Park, Md. Delegates are in at
tendance from forty-eight states in this
! country and from every continent, as well
as from many islands.
The meeting was called to order at lo
o'clock by tile president of the general
conference. Eldt*r A. O. Daniells of Ta
koma Park. After a few remarks re
garding the importance of the gathering,
the delegates were seated and the con
ference enterd upon its business.
Since the last session of the general
conference, in 1909, elrht new confer
ences have come into existence and have
affiliated with the general body. They
were presented to the general conference
and by vate of the leg ea tea were admit
ted as constituent parts. They are:
Eight Conferences Admitted.
The East German Union Conference,
organized in 19U9, presented by its presi
dent, Elder H. F. Schuberth of Berlin.
The West (Jerman I'nion Conference,
organized in 1909, presented by its presi
dent. Rider J. G. Oblander of Frankfurt.
The Central European Union Confer
ence, organized in l'.?12. presented by Its
president. Elder O. E. Keinke of Basle.
The Danube Union Conference, organ
ized in 1912. presented by its president.
Elder J. T. Hunnergardt of Budapest.
The Brazilian I'nion Conference, organ
ized In Mill, presented by its president.
Elder F. W. Spies of Sao Paulo. Brazil.
The 8ibenan Union Mission, organized
in 1S>11. presented by its superintendent.
Elder G. Perk of Riga. Russia.
The Indian Union Mission .organized In
1919. presented by its superintendent.
Prof. J. E. Shaw of Eucknow, India
The I^evant Union Mission, organized ;n
1910, presented by its president. Elder E.
E. Frauchiger of Constantinople. i
These union conferences and missions,
are made up of fifty-three local confer
ences and missions in their territory.
Address of the President.
President Daniells delivered his quad
rennial address. He said in psrt:
"The reports to be rendered at this
conference will all record progress. They
wll! show* greater advancement in the
last four years than during any simllar
period of our history. The number of
Sabbath keepers has Increased from
117,579 to 114,1**1, a gain of 16.?&T. This is
one of the largest gains we have ever
made In any four-year period.
"The treasurer's report will show a
great increase in tithes and offerings. The
tithes for the year 1912 exceed those lor
190* by more than $509,008, a gain of
more than 50 per cent. In other
words, the increase in the annual tithes
during the last four years amounts to
more than half the sum we paid in 19tf?.
at the close of sixty-five years of stead y
growth. The total tithe for 1908 was
$1,101,386.97; the total for 1912 was $1,
653,624.54. Gain. $55C.228.<?7.
"The increase in offerings to foreign
missions is oven greater, amounting to
practically lOo per cent. For the year
i9U?, preceding the last general confer
ence. the offerings to foreign mission*
were $,'i??MM5.6K. The amount contributed
during 1912 was $595,091.76. a gain >>f
$286.939.?(M. only 922.4MN? less than the total
offering for 11KIS. Thus in 1!?12 we added
to our offerings to missions an amouut
equal to all we were giving in 1908."
In submitting recommendations for the
action of the conference Elder Daniells
"1. The development of a stronger and
more efficient ministry. A strong minis
try means a strong, triumphant religion*,
movement. The call in our movement for
strong, earnest, successful preachers is
growing more imperative every day.
'"J. Place greater importance and value
upon evangelical work. The preaching
of the gospel is the fundamental part of
gospel work. It is that w hich, more than
any other kind of effort, makes disciples
and adds to the church such as are beinc
saved. All other features of gospel work
are built upon this.
"3. Stimulate greater activity in home
missionary work. In the vicinity <?f Ttie
home of every believer in this message
there are men and women to be won l<>
Christ by a good Christian life and In
judicious missionary effort
?'Among the man> other important
questions to come before this conference
for action will be: The improvement "t
the finances and administration of our
Urges More Earnest Work.
In closing his addresF President Dan
"Having don? all that we know how
to come into harmony with the \a?id *
purpose we should with all our hearts
pray for the baptism and abiding pres
ence of tlic Holy Spirit. I feel deepiv
impressed that this meeting should maiK
the beginning of more earnest, importu
nate prayer for the presence and mighty
working of the Holy Spirit in all our
It is expected that the main feature of
the business session this afternoon will
be the report of the secretary of the gen
eral conference. Elder W. A. Splcer of
At the preaching service tonight Elder
Daniells will deliver a sermon on "The
Keynote of This Meeting; the Advent
Message to All the World in This Gen
Program for Tonight.
Public preaching service, sermon by
Elder A. G. Daniells, on "The Keynote of
This Conference," 7:30 o'clock.
Program for Friday.
Divisional devotional meetings. ? ts
Breakfast. 7 a.m.
Bible study, by Eider S. X. Haskell of
Maine, 8:30 to 9:80 a.m.
Conference business session. 10 to 12
Oiiiner. 12,!?' p.ni.
Conference business session. 2 .10 to 4
^Department meeting in various ten is.
4 to 5:? P
Lunch. ?? p.m.
Public preaching service. nion
Elder G B. Thompson of Takoma Park.
7:30 to 9 p.m. ^