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Star's Sunday Magazine
And Colored Comic Section
Fair-today and probably Mon
day; colder Monday; moderate
south and southwest winds.
No. 451.?No. 19,415.
Another White House Re
hearsal Planned for
Three Moie Bridesmaids for Miss i
Wilson to Arrive in the
Capital Today.
A day of and ch;irchKoing today,
a day of rehearsal and final preparations
tomorrow, and then will come the wod
ding of Miss Jessie Wilson and Francis
B. Sayre. an event which promises to be
the first big White House social occasion
since President Wilson came into office,
and an event of great interest to the
entire country and to the world.
Although conscientious efforts nave
been made at the W hite House to have
the wedding as simple as possible, so
great has been the interest displayed by
the public that ,lt promises in some re
spects to rival the magnificence of the
wedding of Miss Alice Roosevelt, despite
the fact that the guest list Tuesday is to
be shorter by several hundreds than the
one for the last White House marriage.
day ,,f m?toring and tennis
Miss Wilson and Mr. Sayre were given
a dinner last night by justice Huirhes
Of the Supreme Court of the United
States and Mrs. Hunhes. Covers were
laid for eighteen, and besides Miss Mar
garet \\ ilson. the President's eldest
daughter, the guests were from the
cabinet and Supreme Court circles.
Sayre at Justice Hughes' Home.
Mr Sayre. who has been a guest at
the White House since his arrival last
Thursday, went to*the residence of Jus
tice Hughes last night, and will re
main there until the wedding. He was
a classmate at Harvard of Charles
Evans Hughes, jr.. who is to be one of
the ushers at the wedding. Mr. Hughes
Is expected to arrive here today.
tactically the entire wedding party
is expected to he here by tonight. Miss
Mary t?. \\ hite of Baltimore. Miss Ade
line Mitchell Scott of Princeton and
Miss Marjorie Brown of Atlanta, three
Oi the bridesmaids, are due to arrive j
during the day. Rev. Sylvester W. Beach I
of I nncetdn. who is to perform the 1
ceremony, is not expected to come un
til tomorrow. and Sir Wilfred T. Gren
fell who is to be Mr. Sayre s best man.
Is also expected here tomorrow. He is
to stay at the home of Charles Henry
The proud mother of the groom, Mrs.
Robert Heysham Sayre. arrived yester
day and was taken immediately to the
White House, where she will remain
until after the wedding. Her other son.
Rev. John Nevin Sayre, is staying with
his brother at the home of Justice
President Garfield of Williams College,
?on of the late President Oarfleld or th?
United States, is not Expected h?w HntlT
tomorrow. He and Mrs. Garfield are to
visit at the home of Mrs. Archibald Hop
kins. Mr. Savre i6 to become assistant
to Presllert Garfield soon after the wed
Another Rehearsal Tomorrow.
Although it is understood that several
informal rehearsals of the wedding have
already been held, the incompleteness of
the wedding party has made necessary
another rehearsal tomorrow, when ail
the members of the party will be here.
Just when this rehearsal will be held is
being kept a dark secret but It is ex- j
peeted some time tomorrow afternoon, j
The White House reflected the anima- !
tion Incident to the wedding yesterday 1
despite the efforts of every one connected
w ith the preparations to appear at ease.
There was a flurry every time another
box or package of presents was deliver
ed. and the customary calm of White
House attaches was noticeably absent.
Carpenters yesterday completed the
improvised aitar in the east room
\.ne?e the wedding service 5s to be read,
and de< orutots were at wofk on the
other parts of th~ mansion where the
g-.iests are to promenade after the cere
No formal entertainments have been
planned for the wedding couple for to
day because of tiie well known dislike
of the Wiison family for any social
events Sunday. The young couple is
expected to c<> to church this morning
St. John's Episcopal Church being the
place w her- they are popularly thought
likely to worship. The President and
Mrs. Wilson are planning a big family
dinner for tonisht.
Gossip of Honeymoon Retreat.
Gossip and speculation over the most
likely place for the young couple to
?spend their honeymoon became more
acute last night, when Miss Nevin. an
aunt or the groom, denied a report
that her roomy residence at Windsor
Lodges, Pa., had been selected.
Miss Nevin. w o arrived here vester
day, declared emphatically that her
house is closed tor the season, and that
there are no servants there. She ad
ded that she did not know where her
nephew and his bride will spend their
honeymoon, but that she "would not tell
"If you wire going to b?? married you
wouldn't want every one to know where
you were going otl your honey moon, now
would >ou?" ^aId M.>- Nevin.
Although there was no authoritative in
formation to b? had coin ernlng the Fio?i
eymoon plans, it was understood last I
nixht tliMt the couple will nut go far
away from New York, since tliej are to
attend the Arm;. Navy fout ball came
there next Saturday. One guess of a
fr: nd of th- family was that they will
?<-eup> the home of friends near New
Few Attaches Know.
In this connection it was recalled that
th< honeymoon plan* of Miss Roosevelt
and Mr. Longworth were kept secret un
til the day before their wedding. In the
present instance it is believed that very
f; w, if any, of the White House attaches
know of the plaits.
It became known yesterday that in a
general way th.? wedding will he very
s ?nii.ii to tb< Roosevelt-Longworth wed
ding. only smaller. The scene will be the
s;<tr;e. and although the majority of the
?* lie official- who attended the last
"White House ceremony are not in Wash
ington now th.-r<- will a few who will
2J?ave w.tnes-sod both. Th? French am
? ba-sudor and Mm*. Jusserand are to be
?tuion* tho>.? pi. >ent Tuesday who saw
the last White House wedding
Policemen and Detectives "
To Guard the Bridal Gifts
Maj. Sylvester, superintendent of po
1' e be on hand at the W hite llousf
before and at the hour for the marriage
? remuny. and Cap*. Daniel Sullivan 0(
the ^hird pret'rut \m!! be in auect charge
V the pojit'exncii oil duty in the ground*
luv cf guarding the thousand?
of dollars' worth of presents. It was said
at the White House last night, has not
been discussed with the city police pr
secret service detectives.
It was aJso stated that the most valua
ble gifts are being cared for In the
vaults, where they need no watching.
When Miss Alice Roosevelt was mar
ried in the White House the duty of
guarding the presents, it Is stated, de
volved upon Detective Dalrymple. and se
cret service detectives were also in evi
Sergeants in Charge of Detail.
Sergt. McQuade and Sergt. V\ llliams
arc in charge of the police detail at the
White House. The squad consists of a
dozen men for duty inside the house and
fourteen outside, a tdtai of twenty-six,
and Tuesday Capt. Sullivan will have an
additional detail of about thirty men.
Scores of vehicles will doubtless be in
and about the grounds practically all day
Tuesday, and Maj. Sylvester believes an
additional force will be required to see
to their arrival and departure, as well as
j to their parking.
The police say it is no easy matter to
handle so many vehicles in such lim
! ited space without delaying some of
them. It will be necessary to have the
police direct all the drivers and chauf-1
feurs, and it is believed the additional
policemen who will be on duty will have
about as much as they can well look
Not until tomorrow will the police con
clude their arrangements for handling
the vehicles. It probably will be neces
sary for all of the drivers to enter by the
same gate and leave by the gate at the
other side of the lawn.
Busy Days Begin With Regular
Session a Week From
Farm Credits Also on President's
Program of Things to Re
ceive Attention.
One week from tomorrow Congress win
convene In regular session, after having
remained in extraordinary session con
tinuously since April 7, last. It is pre
dicted that the coining session will run
far into the summer.
The work of Congress is expected to bo
"cut out for it" by President Wilson in
his address to the two bodies la-joint ses
sion, to be delivered, probably, Tuesday
following the meeting. Trust iegisAtien,
a system of farm credits and rnmptotlmi
of the currency legislation will comprise
the three main subjects of general iforfc
to be taken up.
Flr*t- ?f..,cour?* wfll cmbq the ajyrp.
WW*"?Bbvernnient ft* the suc
ceeding fiscal year. It Is the present in
tention of the House leaders to push with
utmost ce.erity the preparation and pas
sage of these bills through the House, so
as to clear the way for the measures oX
general legislation.
Plenty of Work Ahead.
But there Is no lack of work for the ap
proaching session- While the democratic
caucus at the outset of the extraordinary
session limited the scope of that session's
activity to tariff and the currency, the
committees were organized and the intro
duction of bills proceeded.
L p to yesterday 9,370 public and private
bills had been presented and are pending
before the several committees, so that
every important committee of the House,
as soon as the regular session opens ami
the caucus embargo is lifted, can com
mence business with a large calendar of
bills before it.
When the solons in the two houses take
up their tasks Monday week they will
have befoie them as an important con
sideration the fact that confronting them
is the approaching congressional cam
paign. and they must make political hay
whue the sun shines. That thought will
nave bearing upon their labors. The ad
ministration, executive and legislative,
must make good" in order to go before
the country.
This process of "making good," how
ever. means more to the average mem
ber of the bodies than the passing of
tariff, currency and other laws of nation
wide application. The good old pork
barrels must again I* broached; public
buildings and river and harbor improve
ments must be looked after Jocal bridge
rjiils passed, pension legislation attended
to and al the other nationally minor but
locally highly important affairs watched.
Plan to Crowd Senate.
' So the average member of the House
is .going to be a busy young man?that
it is not slang, for most of them are
young, and those who are not won't ad
mit it. For the next few months "Crowd j
the Senate" will be the watchword of
the House, meaning that the lower
chamber will keep pushing legislation
up to the Senate more rapidly than that
j slower-moving body can attend to it.
Nobody ventures to guess at tills time
how long it will take the Senate to dis
pose of the currency bill, the framework
?'f which was presented in three sections
yesterday. These three bases will be
torn to pieces and out of them, with tlie
addition of other material, perhaps, is
to be constructed a currency bill accept
able to the Senate, and which in turn
will have to go back to the House for
further carpentering.
Business interests throughout the
country arc manifesting anxiety over the
prospective anti-trust legislation, in a.
.general way it is known what lines are
to be suggested by the President, but his
actual recommendations are awaited with
keen anticipation.
Widely divergent opiuions on this sub
ject are held by members of the House,
and it is predicted that many months of
deliberation in open House will be re
quired to compose the varying opinions.
Next Convention to Be Held in
Delaware. Probably Wilmington.
XLXNCHliSTKK, }(., November "**
j Delegates to the forty-seventh annual
I convention of tlio National Grange left
for their homes tonight. The convention,
which has been in session since November
11, was not brought to a close Until early
today, the delegates "burnlNg the mid
night oil" In order to complete their busi
ness. The next convention will be held
in Delaware and probably in the city of
A letter was read from J. p. Tumulty,
secretary to President Wilson, thanking
the sun#.' in behalf of t)i? President,
for its commendation of his policy with
reference to the Mexican situation.
Calls Judges Irresponsible
Lawmakers in Speech at
Santiago, Chile.
Attacks Uncontrolled Concentration
of "Big Business" in the Hands
of Few Men.
SANTIAGO. Chile, November 1*2.?Theo
dore Roosevelt today addressed one of
the most scholarly audiences he has faced
since he came to South America. His
topic was "The Democratic Movement in
a Republic." and he spoke before the
oldest institution for higher education on
the continent, the University of Chile.
Col. Roosevelt, who arrived here last
evening, paid a visit today to the presi
dent of the republic, Ramon Barros Luco,
who greeted him most cordially.
Proceeding to the University of Chile,
the ex-President was welcomed by Don
M&rcial Martinez, the former Chilean
minister at Washington. Col. Roosev?tft
later received at the hands otx the rector
a diploma of honorary membership.
The university was founded by the Jes
uits in 17413. Col. Roosevelt . reminded
his audience that although Chile, as a
nation, was younger than the United
States of America, its colonial history
was far longer. "Chile's history," he
said, "aa known to people of European
stock, began three-quarters of a century
before the Puritans landed at Plymouth
His review of the democratic move
ment In the United States was confined
mainly to the twelve years since he first
became President. During this period,
he said, "the Political movement in the
United States has represented chiefly
the effort to put into actual and concrete
performance the principles which in the
abstract all intelligent men admit to be
"In barest outline," he said, "our prob
lems were in the first place to restore
the government to the people so as to
make the fact correspond with the theory,
and in the second place, and even more
Important, to use the governmental power
when thus restored so as to make us an
industrial and economic as well as a po
litical democracy." . .
Judiciary and Big Businesa.
Col.' Roosevelt explained his views re-'
garding the judiciary and "big business."
During' the last half oT the nineteenth
century,..^asserted "the tarter* of re
action In ?h? United -States, political and
llnancial aUfke, gradually grew to recog
nise fn the judiciary. their most. powerful
potential all>. The judges, he sajd, by
%^ua^3Thedeclared, were In^reaiity. ;
"irresponsible lawmakers, with a strong
natural bias against every species of
'reform legislation for social and indus
trial relief and fair play."
He repeated his campaign declarations
that "big business has come to stay" and
that the problem was "so to control it
and supervise it as to prevent there being
kny Improper advantage taken by big
business at the expense of small busi
Speaking of the republican party. Col.
Roosevelt said.: 4 There was in the United
States a historical party, the one to
which I then belonged, which If true to
Its origin would have championed without
exception every single one of the reforms
which the progressives have cham
Col. Roosevelt spoke. In part, as fol
"It has been suggested to me that when
I spoke to this audience I would find
that they would be especially Interested
in an account of the political movement
in the United States during the last dozen
years, the period sin<? I myself became
President of the United States.
Principles of Lincoln.
"During the last dozen years the politi
cal movement In the United States has
represented chiefly the effort to put into
actual and concrete performance the prin
j ciples which in the abstract all inteiH
! gent men admit to be true. It has rep
resented the effort to make the great re
public of the north a genuine democracy.
It Is the history of a democratic move
ment In a republic. When twelve years
ago I became President it was as the
representative of a party which when
founded under the lead of -Abraham Lin
coln had been the genuine party of popu
lar rights, of radical democracy. The
rank and file of the party remained true
to Lincoln's doctrines; the machine lead
ers, who controlled the organisation, had
grown false to them. The movement with
which during the last twelve years I
have been associated has consisted mere
ly in applying to the conditions of the
present day. in actual fact, the principles
of the founder of the republican party,
Abraham Lincoln, and in bringing to the
task before us the purposes not only of
Abraham Lincoln, but of Thomas Jeffer
son. the founder of the democratic party.
The political and financial leaders of the
old parties still paid lip service to these
principles and purposes: but it was lip
service merely, and these leaders resent
ed as party disloyalty the effort to trans
late into deeds the exact words which
they were enly too glad to use as lon?
as they remained .words only: I believe
that the effort to which I and those as
sociated with mc are committed, is in its
essence chiefly an effort to turn words
into deeds, and that it is emphatically a
movement in the interest of the plain
people, in the interest of the rank and
llle of both the old parties, as against
the political and financial machines
which have dominated them.
Power of Names Groat.
"The power of names Is great; we of
the new movement care nothing for them,
whereas we care infinitely for the facts
which the names symbolize; and one of
the chief obstacles in our path is the |
adroitness with which the leader* of re- I
action have used loyalty to a dead name ;
as a fetish wherewith to keep the rank !
and file of their followers in line against |
their own living interests.
"One of the standb>s of the reaction
aries whs the judiciary. in the days
when the people suffered from the tyran
ny of irresponsible power it was abso
lutely vital that the courts should be in
dependent of this irresponsible power, so j
that they should possess c;ornplete inde
pendence In the exercise of their judicial
functions. Accordingly the independence
of the judiciary became one . of tho .vital
features of the democratic program. But
during the last half of the nineteenth
century the leaders of reaction in the
United States, political and financial alike,
gradually grew to recogniz? hi the judi
ciary their most powerful potential ally.
There was very little actual corruption on
the bench; on the contrary, our judges
have boon on the whole both able and up
right public servants, standing on a level
(Continued on Twelfth Page.)
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Munsey Trust Fully Able to
Handle Absorption of United
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That the Munsey Trust Company, which,
as announced yesterday, has absorbed the
United States Trust Company, will not
need any further assistance in connection
with that transaction from the Wash
ington Clearing House Association was
the opinion expressed by members of the
association following a meeting late yes
terday afternoon at the Shoreham Hotel.
Practically every national bank and trust
company was represented at the meeting,
which lasted nearly two hours.
Mr. Munsey was in conference with
the members of the association for more
than an hour- ? It is understood he made
a full report concerning the amount
withdrawn from the United States Trust
Company during the day.
No statement was made in the name of
the association at the adjournment of
the meeting, which was the result of an
agreement made at the conclusion of its
meeting early yesterday morning to
ascertain whether the situation still de
manded the assistance of the organiza
"We found that the amount of money
withdrawn from the United States Trust
Company during the day," said one bank
er, "was not nearly as larxe as might
have been expected. Mr. Munsey went
over the situation with us and it was
the general consensus of opinion that
there was a sufficient amount of currency
oft hand to meet any demands that might
be made."
Slayer of Fonr Men Eludes Three
Posses in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY Utah. November 22.
?Armed with a rifle and two automatic
pistols,N Ralph Lopez, the desperado who
killed four men yesterday, escaped after
being surrounded today a few miles west
of Salt i^ake. Pos3es from Salt Lake,
Nephi and Eurena at noon began closing
in on a cabin where he had taken refuge,
with the expectation that he would fight
until killed.
Lopez slipped through the circle of dep
uties and fled southwest toward Eureka
with the officers in hot pursuit.
Lopez was a sharpshooter during the
Madero revolution. The bodies of three
of his victims, Chief of Police <>rant of
Bingham and Deputy Sheriffs Whitbeck
and Jensen were brought here today.
The trouble began yesterday when he kill
ed a fellow Mexican as the result of a
love affair.
Mother of Coast Artilleryman to
Get Settlement of $750.
MOBILE. Ala., November 22.?The com
promise settlement for $730 of Mrs. Mary
Panek's claim against the Mobile and
Ohio railroad for the death of her son.
Private Edward Panek of the i^qa^t Artil
lery, killed in a wreck near Buckatunna,
Miss., October 10, was effected by a con
ference of attorneys, whfctr Mra: Panek
attended, according to a. statement-issued
here today l?y Sidney R. Prince,. general
counsel of the Mobile and Ohio.
"Edward A. Smejkal, attorney of Chi
cago, handled the matter for Mrw. Panek,
but in her presence," says Mr. Prince's
statement. "The offer of f750 on the part
of R. T- Chester, claim agent, was accept
ed by the attorney and Mrs. Panek."
i ?
^Accidentally Kills Pretty Fifteen
Year-Old Wife.
NEW ORLEANS, November 22.?Play
ing with an -old rusty revolver, James
J. McKeon tonight accidentally shot and
killed his pretty fifteen-year-old bride.
The bullet passed through his wife's
head. They were married yesterday.
McKeon surrendered to -the police, but
it- is behoved he will be released.
First of Season's Larger So
December 18.
Injportant announcements relating- to
the social s<?ason at the White House
were made yetserday afternoon. The
announcements included the -dates for
the official receptions and dinners and
the names of the aids from the Army,
Navy and Marine Corps, who will be on
duty at social affairs.
The dates announced are:
December 18?Dinner to the cabinet.
January G?Reception to the diplomatic
January 13?Dinner to the diplomatic
January 2o?Julioial reception.
January 27?Dinner to the Supreme
Court of the United States.
February 3?Congressional reception.
February 10?Dinner to the Speaker of
the House.
February 17?Army and navy recep
Officers Chosen as Aids.
The following officers have been tenta
tively selected by the President as his
aids for the coming season:
Lieuts. Charles K. Rockwell. Beverly
C. Dunn, G. R. Young and James A.
Dorst, Corps of Engineers; B. O. Mahaf
fey, Coast Artillery Corps, and J. P. Ale
shire, (ith Cavalry, of the army.
Lieut. Commander Need ham L. Jones
and Lieuts. F. A. Todd, J. J. London, i
i Jules James, A. R. Simpson and R. S. i
Galloway of the navy and Harold F. i
Wirgman of the Marine Corps.
Whenever on duty at the White House
these officers will wear special dress
Former Philippines Head to Enter
Business in Boston.
NEW YORK, November '22.?W. Cam
eron Forbes, succeeded by Francis Bur
ton Harrison as Govecnor General of
the Philippines, arrived here on the
steamship France today. He returned
to this country after an absence of nine
years and will enter business in Boston.
En route from the far east he spent
three weeks making a study of tlie
English government in India.(
Discussing the philippln^. Mr. Forbes
said the suggestion to give the islands
political independence was premature, as
it will be "a long time before they are
e?iual to sue ha step."
Coal Miners in Northern Districts
Win Eight-Hour Day.
DOUAI, France, November 22.?The
great strike of miners in northern France
was settled tonight, the Association of
Mine Proprietors agreeing to an eight
hour day until the bill tixjnir an eight
hour day for workingmen, which is now
before the French parliament, is pass? d
and promulgated. The union leaders de- 1
cided to call off the strike, which had
already involved about 40,000 out of 20U,
ooo eottl miners in this district.
Motor Cycles for the Army.
Some consideration has been given by
the military authoritis* to the employ
ment on a more general scale than
hitherto of motor cycles, and approval
has been given to the recommendation
for the purchase of sixteen of these
machines at an estimated cost of $5,000.
That number of motor cycles will pro
vide two for each of the five field com
panies of the Signal Corps and a num
ber for otlier uses. ?
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Elsie Day, Believed to Have
Been Slain, Is Found in
Des Moines.
DES MOINES, Iowa, November 22.?
Elsie Day. who was thought for a time
to have been murdered somewhere be
tween Spokane, Wash., and Aurora, 111.,
but was found alive in Des Moines, ad
mitted tonight that she and her brother,
Alfred Love, had beaten their way from
Spokane to Des Moines. Their story ex
plains the finding of the bloody clothing,
Look and revolver in the car at Aurora.
"On the road somewhere I struck ray
nose against the end of a projecting joist
in the car," said Love. "I had my sis
ter's waist in my pocket and used it to
wipe off the blood. The revolver is one
I brought with me for protection. 1
dropped it and could not recover it."
The German reader found in the car
was one which they forgot to pack
with their other belongings.
Wore Brother's Clothes.
Elsie Day traveled the whole distance
in her brother's clothes. They left
Spokane October 27, and arrived here
eleven days later.
The young man and the young woman
were adopted by different families in
"I hadn't seen my sister for seventeen
years," said Love. "I visited her last
fall. 1 couldn't get work, and we were
up against it. I knew I could get along
in Des Moines, and Elsie suggested that
we beat our way."
After the finding of the articles in
Aurora, which led to the general belief
there was a murder mystery to be solved,
a systematic search was begun for clues
' to clear up the mystery.
Railroad detectives were assigned to the
1 case and track walkers along the route
! over which the car traveled were in
| structed to watch for evidences of a body
which might have been thrown from a
Labor Union to Provide for Aged
and Disabled Members.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., November 22.
An old age pension and disability fund
will be Inaugurated by the Bricklayers.
Masons and Plasterers' Internationa!
Union of America in 1914.
The fund will be maintained by weekly
assessment of 2u cents on each member
of the organization. Each member en
titled to draw upon the fund will receive
|$5 a week, the payments to be made
j-ensions will be allowed anv member
who has readied the age of sixty years
and has been in good standing In the
union for twenty years if he is unable
to obtain sustaining employment, and to
any member who has been in good stand
ing, for ten years and has become in
j capacitated for work by accident or ill
German Official Must Serve Seven
Years in Prison.
DORTML'ND, Germany, November 'J'J.?
After a trial lasting 114 days, Herr Ohm,
managing director of the Niederdeutsche
Bank, which failed with liabilities of $12,
000,(XXI on July 2T, 15)10, was sentenced
today to seven years' imprisonment for
wrecking the institution by appropriating
funds. A public accountant. Herr Hart
wig, was sentenced at the same time to
three years' imprisonment, and a number
of other bank employes to terms of from
four to six months each.
The bank was Started some years ago
on a small capital. Ohm appealed to the
poorer classes t<> make deposits and
spurred them on to do so by the use of
religious quotations. Later on the capital
was Increased until it reached $3,000,00o.
The evidence showed that Ohm made
fraudulent entries and published false
balance sheets to cover up the bank's
Senator Owen to Make First
Speech, Representing the
Prediction Hade That Final Action
Will Not Be Taken Until
Debate on the administration cur
rency bill and the amendments thereto
will begin in the Senate tomorrow.
Chairman Owen of the banking and
currency committee will make the first
speech on the measure. None of the
senators was willing to predict last
night the date upon which the bill
would be passed, although several of
them ventured the guess that the last
part of January or the first part of
February would see the bill still the
unfinished business of the Senate.
After reporting the administration bill,
without recommendation, to the Senate
yesterday afternoon, Chairman Owen
succeeded in having it made the unfin
ished business. He explained, however,
when questioned by Senator Galllnger,
the republican leader, that this would not
interfere in any way with the unanimous
consent agreements entered into by the
Senate to take up as the unfinished busi
ness of the Senate December 1 the bill
giving Sail Francisco the right to secure
a water supply from the Hetch Hetchj*
valley, and to dispose of this measure
December G. and to take up December >?
the bill giving* the President the author
ity to build a government railroad in
Alaska. It was suggested later, how
ever, that an agreement might be reach
ed to set aside the consideration of the
latter bill temporarily in lavor of the
currency measlire.
Hitchcock in Opposition.
It is expected that Senator Owen will
occupy the greater part of the day tomor
row with his speech. Senator Hitchcock,
democrat, of Nebraska, It is understood,
will open fire upon the administration bill
Tuesday, and will speak in favor of the
bill which was drafted by himself and the
five republican members of the banking
and currency committee. The entire week,
it is believed, will be taken up with set
That the debate on the currency bill
will be protracted was the prediction
1 last night. Among the republican sen
| ators who Expect to discuss the measure
are Senators Burton, Ohio, who gave up
a trip to Europe in order that he might
take part; Boralt of Idaho and Cummin*
of low*. Setose the bill finally ii
paisca practically every member of the
Senate will have made a speech deal in*
with It.
It is understood the democrat* will not
hold a caucus on the bill at present. The
leaders desire that sentiment for the ad
ministration bill?as it was amended bj
the administration senators on the com
mittee?be crystallized during the com
ing debate, if it becomes apparent that
caucus action is necessary to get the
democrats into line for the measure a
caucus will be called later.
Main Points at Issue.
Among the mstin points at issue be
tween the two wing*"of the committee,
and presumably between those senators
who will support and oppose the ad
ministration bill, are the number of
regional reserve banks to be estab
lished. and the ownership and control
of these banks. The administration bill
provided for twelve such banks. This
number the administration wing of the
committee has reduced to eight, and it
is understood that the President will
accept this amendment. The opponents
of the bill, however, insist there shall
not be more than four.
The administration bill provides for
the ownership of the capital stock of
these banks by the member banks of
the system, and for the control of the
regional banks by representatives of
the banks and business interests of the
regions. The opponents, however, de
mand public ownership of the regional
banks and government control of these
One fact of interest in the alignment
in the Senate is that the so-called con
servative democrats of the Senate, in
cluding many of the older members of
the body, seem to have determined to
stand firm for the administration bill.
Not many months ago, it was frequently
predicted these would be the senators
from whom the' President had most to
fear for his progressive measures. Al
though the debate has not yet formally
opened, such older senators as S mmons
and Overman of North Carolina, Stone of
Missouri, who was manager for Speaker
Clark during the race for the presiden
tial nomination; Martin and Swanson of
Virginia, Bacon of Georgia and Tillman
of South Carolina, apparently are struiig
ly in favor of the President's bill.
Views of Progressives.
Some of the supposedly more progress
ive democrats of the Senate are by no
means in favor of the administration
bill as it stands. Senator Hitchcock is
recognized as a progressive and he is
one of the strongest opponents of the
measure. !!?; and his republican allies
declare that the bill they have framed is
far more progressive than that offered
by the administration.
As ?he Senate is at present made up
there are fifty democrats, forty-four re
publicans and one progressive and one
vacancy. The vacancy is that made by
the death- of Senator Johnston of Ala
bama. The democrats have a majority of
five. If two other democrats besides
Senator Hitchcock should favor amend
ments the administration bill, and the
republicans and Senator Polndexter, the
progressive, should stand together in fa
vor of such amendments also, they *;ould
put through these amendments.
Prank P. Glass has been appointed
senator from Alabama to succeed Sena
tor Johnston, and if he were enrolled the
democrats would number fifty-one. but it
Is considered doubtful that Mr. Glass will
be seated. Blair Lee lias been elected
senator from Maryland to till the unex
pired term of the late Senator Hayner,
and he is a democrat. If seated he will
take the place of Senator Jackson, a re
publican, and the democratic majority
will be still larger. But it is a question
whether he will be admitted, and it is
unlikely that he will be seated in any
event before the Maryland legislature ad
journs, the latter part of March.
Last of the "Shognns" Dead.
NBW YORK. November 22-?The death
of Prince Reiki Tokugawa, announced in
a cablegram from Tokio today, severs a
connecting link between the old and n? ?
Japan. None of the coteniporaries of
the pre-Mieji era or the days of the
shogunate enjoyed such distinction as
hedged about Prince Keiki. "the lafct oi
the Shoguns."
Esther the 16th or the 20th In
fantry to Join the Mexi
can Patrols.
Battle Looked for South of That
City on the Line to Chihuahua
Almost Immediately.
Following the receipt of word that
fighting between the Mexican federals
and rebels may he expected at any time
across the Texas border from El Paso,
thus possibly endangering American Uvea
and property, information was Riven out
late yesterday at the War Department
that a regiment of infantry is to be order
ed immediately to that vicinity.
Reports of threatened disorders near
Laredo, cast of El Paso, also reached the
War Department, but Gen. Bllas, who
transmitte dthem, at the same time in
formed the Washington officials that he
had dispatched another squadron of t-'u:
.''.d Cavalary from Fort Sam Houston, San
Antonio, to reinforce the squadron al
ready there.
The sending of a regiment of Infantry
to El Paso means that there shorM>
will be stationed along the Mexican
border four full reg.ments of i hvdii >
and one infantry, together with several
j smaller units of troops. The loth <'av
airy, ordered to the border, has not ai -
rived yet, and the oth has been directed
to depart shortly.
Increase of One Regiment.
The net result of the order for a regi
ment of infantry to go to the border
was to increase by a full regiment the
force available for maintaining order
along the border. That their sefrlcea
may be needed for this purpose v us as
serted by members of the Texas congiea
j sional delegation, and Secretary of War
' Garrison listened to their appeals when
he learned through the press that the
federal leaders w?*re again approaching
Juarez, opposite El Paso, and also that
rebel Gen. Villa, who only recently
captured Juarez, has set out to meet the
The choice of an infantry regiment for
border duty probably will fall on either
the ]<?th Infantry, -now stationed at the
Presidio, Cal., or the itith Infantry, sta
tioned at Fort Douglas, near Salt Laiti,
Utah. It was explained at the War De
partment that the infantry regiment is
to be sent to the border for the purpos?
of freeing one of the cavalry regiments
now station>>d at Fort Bliss.
To serve as a garrison and defend the
city of El Paso from any possible at
tack from the south of the border line
or to police the city in the case of riot
ing, it was said that the infantry or
ganization would be as serviceable ;ls
the mounted soldiers. On the other han?1,
the infantry, rot being as mobile, coufd
scarcely fill the place of the cavalry on
the border patrol.
Jpreparing for Emergency.
While every effort was made to min
imize the possibility of danger along
the international border, it was realized
here that it is best to be prepared for
ar.y emergency. So many fights have
occurred near the border, with consequent
shooting of Americans and destruction
of property on the American side, that
it was. believed Impossible to tell what
might happen.
i Constitutionalists agents here said that
I Gen. Villa is to make every effort to
! prevent any fighting near the border
line, and that this is the reason why he
i is going out to meet the federals, rather
than wait for them at Juarez. It was add
ed by the constitutionalists that Gen.
Villa may be expected to execute some
kind of a coup. They believed he was
preparing to capture Chihuahua City,
which is greatly desired by the rebels.
Gen. Carranza was said here to be
awaiting the capture of Chihuahua City
by his forces with the intention of mak
ing that place his headquarters for his
operations in the near future.
Should Gen. Villa succeed in defeating
the federals opposing him and advance
on Chihuahua City this would mean that
Piedras Negras, opposite Eagle Pass, Tex,,
would be the only town of any importance
in the northern part of Mexico still held
by the federals. According to the con
stitutionalists it would mean that their
forces would then be free to march to
ward Mexico City.
Pledge as to Oil Tank*
With the feeling of apprehension as to
the safety of the oil tanks near Tuxpam
allayed by pledges from the rebel leaders
that there would be no violation of prop
erty rights there, navy officials were con
i siderably relieved yesterday. It was ex
| pected that one of the two British ar
j mored cruisers from Barbados would
! put in an appearance at Tampico almost
! immediately, and apparently it was felt
| safe to withdraw the battleship Sew
' Hampshire from Tuxpam. particularly as
the battleship Louisiana remains in that
neighborhood to look after foreign in
terests. With the removal of all mis
understanding as to the reasons for the
visit of the British ships to the oil coast
it was felt that the lines of protection
against anarchy would be strengthened
materially. There has been lear thai aa
attempt might be made to fire the grea.t
oil tanks, wherein are stored nearly 1??,
000,000 barrels of petroleum.
Word received here last night by con
stitutionalists from Gen. Aguilar, com
mander of their forces near Tuxpain. was
to the effect that he has no present in
tention of attacking that place It was
said that he is in complete control of
the oil properties in the vicinity and that
the taking of Tuxpam would be of no
strategic importance. The constitution
alists professed to believe that Tnxpfc.ni
will sooji surrender without fighting.
Henry Lane Wilson, former American
ambassador to Mexico, who is to lecture
on conditions in that country at tne
Belasco Theater tonight, arrived h- e
yesterday afternoon. He continued h's
criticism of the administration's course i?
Villa's Forces Dynamite
Two Trains of Federals
on Their Way to Juarez
EL PASO. Tex., November -1'.? Two
federal troop trains, en route from Chi
huahua to Juarez were blown up at
Hancherla, sixty-six miles south of
Juarez, this afternoon by dynamite
mines placed along the railroad tra Jc
by rebels.
This was the statement given <>ut i?
night by Gen. Francisco Villa, who re
turned to Juarez front that place, w her*
his troops are awaiting the federals'
He said there were 1.500 federals ?-n
the trains destroyed, an?l the lo.-s of
life was enormous.
Villa returned to Juarez fearing that

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