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vate homes will have to be used it these men are to be placed on beds or even under roofs. Seven hundred federal prisoners arrived early this morning on a special train from Tierra Blanca. Most of then* are private soldiers, said to have been de serted on the field by their officers. Re ports of hospital trains coming in from the front indicate a thousand wounded federals will have arrived by tonight. Bear Sufferings With Fortitude. The sufferings of the wounded rebels who were brought to Juares were borne usually with great fortitude. With ^raping wounds in the head or cheat, or with limbs dangling from bullet and shrapnel wounds, the men sat or lay stolidly on the crude kitchen tables which the surgeons were using in tneir work of dressing the hurts. "I never saw such indifference to pain in my life," exclaimed an ?1 Paso doc tor. "The victims scarcely ever spoke of their wounds: one man when told that he could not live smiled and said: "Well. Madero died for his country, so can I/" News of Federal Defeat Confirmed in Dispatches Received in Washington Assurances that the Mexican federals have been completely routed by Gen. Pancho Villa's constitutionalists near Juares were contained In dispatches re ceived today by constitutionalist agents here. These assurances were very defi nite in character. The constitutionalists expressed great satisfaction over the news. The same agents here also received word that another wing of their forces is marching from the south on Chihuahua city, that only a small force of federals remains there to defend it against attack. They expect Chihuahua city to fall shortly, thus placing the en tire state In the control of the rebels. aaitiilo in Coahulla. Monterey in Xuevo Leon and Tampico in Tamaull pas aro now the only important cities in northern Mexico controlled by the federals, it is claimed. According to the information here Gen. Carransa will begin sending his forces south as booh fts the c&pture of Chlbufthufl. City is accomplished. Orders to XT. & Troops. The "War Department today Issued or ders for the 20th Infantry, at Fort Douglas, near Salt Lake City, to pro ceed at once to El Paso, Tex., across the border from Juares, to patrol that city and enable th? cavalry there to withdraw for duty along the border outside the city. A request for the troops was received today from Gen. Bliss, commanding the American bor der fOl'CGH Gen. Bliss stated that uneasiness pre vails in El Paso in consequence of the: renewal of hostilities below Juares, and that he fears greater disorder will occur in the event 3f another engage ment in that vicinity. ? ? ? Rear Admiral Fletcher, commanding i the American squadron in Mexican waters, who went on the battleship Rhode Island to make an investigation of conditions in the Tampico and Tnx pam oil fields, reported by wireless to day one oil well at Tuxpam had been shut down for three days, but that he had not ascertained the cause. He said that while threats have been made of closing down works for non-pay ment of assessments, no shut-down has vet been made. The only serious spe cific injury to the oil industry in this district, the admiral says, is due to conditions of insurrection and unrest i affecting labor employes and general }i disturbances of operation resulting in decreased output. He ^m ii well garrisoned by 400 .federals ^ and a gunboat. ( ' .. Americans Not Threatened. .? 'i Admiral Fletcher further reported, as (allows: u "No pipe lines, no storsie tanks and nb . oil wells have been destroyed ?r injured. X? Americana or foreigners have been killed, injured or Uvea threatened, and none thrown out of employment on ac count of Insurrection. Oil wells, oil,, camps, pipe tines, etc.. in operation, with outlook somewhat below normal. "Tuxpam oil district, TOO Square'miles, representing investments of - $eo,eoo,?ou half American, includes about twenty-five oil wells, sixty oil storage tanks in'fif teen er twenty localities, 175 miles pipe lines and in which 100 Americans - and twenty foreigners employed-" There were no deyelojunents at the State Department ; today. 'Overnight dis patches from Ensenada brought conflict ing reports of flgh^ig near the Colorado river. It aJso was stated that assurance . had been received in Ensenada that funds ?shortly would arrive for payment of troops and civilian employes of the gov ernment. Federals Hold Victoria. Communication between Tampico and -?Victoria was suspended November 22, ac cording to advices from Tampico, and at . that time Victoria was still in the hands - of the federals. A few Americans are In the town. Letters received here today by Mexi cans from friends in Mexico City stated " that financial conditions there are very bad. and that the currency is being de preciated by the efforts of Gen. Huerta . to get money. It was stated that Gen. ^Huerta baa called, on a number of leading ? Mexicans for additional money. PRESIDENT STANDS BACK OF VETERANS Will Order That They Have Preference for Places in Civil Service. TALKS TRUST PROGRAM WITH SENATOR NEWLANDS Patronage Prompts Several Members of Congress to Call at the White House. President Wilson decided today to di rect heads of departments to comply, as far as possible, with the laws giving preference to veterans of the civil and other wars in the civil service of the government. The decision was reached after a com mittee from the Department of the Po tomac, O. A. R.. had placed before the President a complaint that veterans of the civil war are being demoted rapidly and that there are indications that poll tics has something to do with it. The President, after listening to the state ments of the committee, said that It was the first time such Information had been laid before him, and that he would at once direct that wherever possible vete rans of the war are to have the prefer ence that Is Intended they should get In the civil service. Members of Committee. The committee was composed of T. H. McKee, commander of the Department of the Potomac; J. K. Olejin, senior vice commander, and CoL John McElroy. The committee told the President the members had been making an investi gation. and were no longer In doubt that many demotions of veterans are being made In the departments on grounds other than their advancing age. They gave it as their belief that veterans are being demoted to make way for younger men who have democratic in fluence to help them, and that in some instances the demotions In salaries take Into consideration the pensions received by veterans. . . The committee members expressed satisfaction with their Interview at its termination and said the President was positive and direct In his statements that veterans shall be treated with the special consideration the law author \zea. * It "is presumed the. President will take the matter up at the next cabinet meeting. _ Discussing' Trust Legislation. ? Senator* Newlands, who Is chairman of the 6enate committee on Interstate commerce, today talked with the President about trust legislation that is to be fathered by the President and his party in the coming Congress. Mr. Newlands Is said to be quite hope ful that his bill providing for an inter state trade commission will receive the support of the White House and the dem ocrats In Congress. This bill would give to an Interstate trade commission sub-. Itantlally the same powers over commerce generally that Is now lodged In the inter state commerce commission, except to the extent of, fixing'rates. The Nevada sena tor belives the commission would accom plish miieh In the direction of regulating certain modifications ot the Sherman an th^exlsting applicable. ' ' ? The President!* speech to Congress next week win touch , upon -anti-trust-,legisla tion but It is not likely, it said today, that he would be prepared to go to the point of cotamittlng himself to particular details, pending furtheVcon ferences he will have with party leaders and with Attorney General McReynolds. Senator Sbafroth conferred with Presi dent Wilson today about the nomination Of L- E. Pinkhaun for Governor of Hawaii. The nomination Is being held up in the Senate by Senator John Sharp Williams, who alleges that Pinkham Is. not a demo crat and has never been one. If Pinkham's nomination is not con firmed before the end of the week it will expire with this Congress and the Presi dent must decide whether he will return Jt to the next Congress, which assembles next Monday. The nomination of H. M. Pindell to be ambassador to Russia is in Xhe same predicament, together with that ?f Alexander Sweet of Oregon to be min toter to Slam and a number of other r.ominations of lesser Importance. Delaware Man May Land. Senator Wlllard Saulsbury of Delaware is distinctly hopeful that his candidate for collectorship of Internal revenue for Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columtla will be nominated by President Wilson, and the chances are said to be highly favorable to this outcome. Alfred Raughley of Kent county is the Gorgas killed the mosquitoes so Goethals could dig the ditch ?read about it. COUPON Save it for a Copy oF THE The Evening Star, Nov. 26, 1913 Colonel Goethals soys: 'Accurate and Dependable HOW TO GET THIS BOOK On account of the educational value and patriotic appeal of this book. The Evening Star has arranged with Mr. Haskin to distribute a limited edition among its readers for the mere cost of production and handling. It Is bound in heavy cloth. It contains 400 pages. 100 Illustra tions and diagrams, an Index and two maps (one of them a beau tiful bird's-eye view of the Canal Zone in four colors). IT IS ACTUALLY a $2-00 VALUE. Cut the above coupon from six consecutive issues of the paper, present them with SO cents at our office, and a copy of the book Is yours. Fifteen cents extra if sent by mall. OUR GUARANTEE: Thla is not a money-making scheme. The Star has undertaken the distribution of this book solely because of Its educational merit and whatever benefit there ie to be derived from the good will of those who profit from our offer. The Even ing Star will cveerfully refund the prtea of the book to any pur chaser who ts not satisfied with it. PRESENT SIX COUPONS OP CONSECUTIVE DATES FIFTEEN CENTS EXTRA IF SENT BY MAIL. man Senator Saulsbury hu placed be fore the President. The Maryland demo crats have united on William H. Bryan of Baltimore. The fight Is purely and only a question whether the coliectorshlp shall go to Maryland, which claims to furnish the great bulk of the business, or to Delaware. Maryland has had the col lectorship for many years, but the nomi nation Is wholly within the discretion of the President. Senator Sheppafd and Representative Henry talked with the President today about Texas patronage. Senator Thompson of Kansas Introduced to the President Henderson Martin of Kansas, who has Just been named as a member of the Philippine commission, and who will be vice governor of the Islands. Senator Thompson discussed cur rency legislation with the President. The Kansas senator has recommended W. O. Rigby for postmaster at Topeka. SWQMMON OF OYSTER BEDS NEAR Bureau of Chemistry Experts to Cover River and Chesa peake Bay. Inspection of the oyster beds of the Potomac river and the Chesapeake bay on a scale never before attempted is to begin within the next month under the direction of the bureau of chem istry of the Department of Agriculture. The bureau of "fisheries steamer Fish hawk la now being fitted out with a laboratory for the especial UBe of the chemists of the Department of Agri culture, who will be sent on this in spection work. The Flshhawk, within a short time, will start on her regular work of In vestigating the distribution of winter food fishes In the Chesapeake bay and the Potomac river, and the two branches of the government service will have their work done at the same time. While the bureau of fisheries officials are looking after the food fish the bureau of chemistry officials will take samples of the oysters and exam ine them aboard the vessel. Inquiry Will Be Broad. Although numerous Investigations of Potomac river oysters have been made under the direction of the bureau of fisheries, it is declared that the Investi gations huve never been on as large a scale as the proposed inquiry, and have never covered such a wide territory as will be attempted by the officials who will be aboard the fisheries steamer. Heretofore, samples of the oysters and the waters in the beds in which they were grown have been taken and sealed in bottles and examtned in the laboratories after their return to Wash ington. The new scheme of examining the oysters and analyzing the waters right on the spot, it Is believed, will prove better In every way. The date for starting the trip has not yet been set, but It is declared that ft will be within a very short time. The party which will represent the bureau of chemistry aboard the vessel has not yet been determined upon. WOULD ENFORCE JUDGMENTS. Suit in Equity Filed in Supreme Court of District. A suit in equity has been filed In the Supreme Court of the District of Co lumbia by James Cockerille and W. Floyd Middleton against Frank Killian, trustee, and Matilda Florence Alllou Ken drlck, beneficiary under ji, deed In trust, for the purpose of enforcing two judg ments obtained against Mrs. Kendrick. The latter- owji? a. Ufe interest in the Kendrick House, 3300 M street north west. The bill prays that the life estate may be sold under the direction of the court by a trustee and out of the proceeds plaintiffs may be paid the amount of the judgments. C. Clinton James and H. , Earlton Hanes appear as attorneys for | the plaintiffs. CHANGES IN DEPARTMENTS. Secretary Lane Announces Appoint ments, Promotions, Resignations. Changes approved by Secretary Lane among employes in Department of in terior are announced today, as follows: Probationary appointments ? Office of the Secretary, Miss Nellie C. Barrington, California, telephone switchboard oper ator, $720; pension office, Arthur J. Wat kins, Kansas, watchman, $720; patent of fice, William R. Walker, jr., Mississippi, laborer (classified), $480; bureau of mines, Edwin Staley, New Jersey, under clerk, $900 (for duty in Pittsburgh, Pa.) Reinstatement ? Patent office, Edward W. B. Phillips, Pennsylvania, copyist, $7*20. Promotions; Indian office?Charles R Wanner, Pennsylvania, $1,800 to law clerk, $2,000; Miss Fannie I. Peter, Illi nois, $1.C0U to $1,800; Clarence E. Frey, West Virginia. $1,400 to $1,000; Isaac C. Foster, Virginia, $l,20o to $1,400; Joseph J. Printup, Georgia, $1,200 to $1,400; Thomas H. Pyle, Delaware, $1,200 to $1,400; Mrs. Winifred E. Allen, Okla homa, $1,000 to $1,200; Turin B. Boone, Texas, $1,000 to $1,200; James H. Cassidy, Connecticut, $1,000 to $1,200; Harry H. Kalupy, Louisiana, $1,000 to $1,200; Ed ward S. McMahon, Connecticut, $1,000 to $1,200; Moses A. Serby, New York, $1,000 to $1,200; Theron H. Steen, Nebraska, $1,000 to $1,200; Mrs. Maria G. Waring, South Carolina, $1,0<X) to $1,200; Lusk M. Colville, Arkansas, $000 to $1,000; William T. Conboye, California, $000 to $1,000; Fred L. Hoffman. Ohio, $000 to $l,Oou; I Paul T. Hoffman, Ohio, $000 to $1,000; Myers P. Raamussen, New York, $U00 to $1,000; Miss Rose 8. Swanson, Missouri, $000 to $1,000; Harry F. Warnke, Ohio, $000 to $1,000. Resignations: Patent office ? Nell D. ; Preston. New York, examiner; Miss Lula ! M. Penley, Oklahoma, copyist; Esko D. Rupert, Pennsylvania, copyist. Recla mation service?J. Lewraine Kouns, Dis trict of Columbia* under clerk. Harvard Honors Founder. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., November 2?.? With the foot ball season a matter of his* tory. Harvard men were able today to give | their undivided attention to honoring the : memory of the founder of the college. The I J0?th anniversary o. the birth o( John Harvard was observed by brief exercise* at the John Harvard statue, near me morial hall. Lionel I>e Jersey Harvard, a Junior, who Is a descendant of * branch of tho founder's family, led In the singing. Strawberries Shipped North. PLANT CITY, Fla.. November M.?The first strawberries of the season, two car loads. left here yesterday for Chicago. The farmers netted 73 cents a quart. *1 ho ber ries are large and fine. Men With Rifles Rob Bank. VANCOUVER, B, C., November 20.? 81* men with rifles robbed the bank of British North America at Agassis, a town sixty miles east of here, yesterday. The bank's loss was not reported. Bandits Seize German Mail. BRIEG, Silesia, Germany, November 28. ?The entire local registered mail was stolen by a band of thieves from a train approaching this town last evening. One of the robbers pulled the emergency sig nal, which brought the train to a stand still, and while the train crew searched the coaches, other members of the gang entered the mail car, seized the sacks and <?.1 off unnoticed. SAYS TARIFF LAW HAS BEEN FAILURE Representative Austin Wants House to Investigate Demo cratic Measure. REQUEST CALLS FORTH LAUGHTER AND CHAGRIN / Dominant Party, of Course, Blocks His Game, But Republicans Show Great Glee. Amid laughter from the republican* and frowns of chagrin from the democrat*, Representative Austin, republican, of Tennessee today succeeded In having r**ad from the platform of the House a reso lution directing the Speaker to appoint a committee to 'Investigate the palpable failure of the Underwood-Wilson tariff law to fulfill the promises of the demo cratic party and reduce the cost of llv iag." The Austin resolution, of course, was blocked immediately, but coming as It did at the psychological moment when trust investigations are In the wind and with i the Department of Justice probing about to find the truth concerning the alleged egg and cold storage warehouse com bine, the piece of strategy which Mr. Austin displayed was gleefully accepted by the republicans and frowned upon by his opponents. The resolution declares: Contents of the Resolution. "The democratic party's platform adopted at the Baltimore convention July, 1012, charged explicitly that the "ex. cesslve prices' for high cost of living resulted In a large measure from the protective tariff law enacted and main Wilson tariff law is now in force; and whereas the Attorney General has an nounced his Intention to Investigate the present high cost of living and the combination of dealers In foodstuffs and cold-storage operators, notwith standing the fact that the Underwood Wilson tariff law is now In force; and whereas such acti<fh by the Attorney General is a virtual admission that the high cost of living in the United States did not result from the tariff laws en acted by the republican party; "Be it resolved, That the Speaker of the House be authorised to appoint a special committee of ten members to investigate the reasons for the palpable failure of the Underwood-Wilson tariff law to ful fill the promises of the democratic party and to reduce the cost of living, and to extend an apology to the republican party and the American people whose votes established President Wilson's so-called new freedom." Would Have Blocked Resolution. Representative Johnson of Kentucky, erstwhile leader of the democrats, would have objected when Representative Austin offered the resolution. y "What is It about?" he said. "The high cost of living," said Rep resentative Austin. "Let's hear it," demanded Represent ative Hardwick of Georgia. The republicans began to laugh as soon as the clerk began to read. Rep resentative Hardwick, as soon as the clerk had finished, characterized the ! resolution as being filled with lnac ; curacies, and made objection to its fur ther consideration. Wants Beef Situation Probetit. Congressional activity aimed at bring ing cold storage warehouse barons and egg combine manipulators to the bar of justice was centered today on the effort of Representative Britten of Chicago to bring about an immediate investigation of the beef situation. The particular phase which Representative Britten emphasizes in his resolution of inquiry is the fact that the Navy Department recently bought 403,000 pounds of Argentine and Australian beef In open competition and paid less for it than it can be bought by householders. "The prices of meats of all kinds have so advanced as to be practically pro hibitive to the majority of American workmen," says the resolution, which asks that the judiciary committee which is about to begin an anti-trust campaign shall ascertain whether any "effort is being made by the trust to control the Australian and Argentine markets." Representative Britten calls attention to the fact that the leading promise made by the democrats was that their tariff acts would reduce prices. Price of Food Advancing. "What are the facts?" he asked today. "For nine months democrats have been in control of national affairs, for two months we have had in operation a tariff bill which is the nearest .approach to free trade the democrats have dared to offer, and yet from election- day to the present hour the prices on food have been advancing and are now higher than at any time during the past twenty-five years. "Cattle are on the free list. Except freight it does not cost 1 cent to import cattle Into the United States from any country in the world. "Yet has the, price of beef, declined? "Possfrbly the time is not ripe for peo ple to discover that the tariff has Uttle If anything to do with the high cost of living, and that the promises of the democrats were merely vehicles on which to ride Into power. Beef Now a Luxury. "I want to know why good, red Ameri can beef has attained so prohibitive a price that It 1b now a luxury Instead of an article of dally diet for the majority of the families of the laboring man. "The time has come, with this Navy Department contract In open competi tion, to find out where the trouble lies. If there's so much free beef?why not a lower price when it comes to buying it? The lowest American beef price on fiis navy contract waa 23.31 cents & pound. The Australian price was 13.87 cents a pound. If the navy oan enjoy this bene fit by buying from foreign countries I want to know why the Amerioan public is not entitled to the same opportunity. , "A large sum of money has been given the Judiciary committee to probe the beef : trust. My resolution reminds them that i there Is no time like the present." Says Chicago Packers Control. Attorney General McReynolds conferred today with Representative McKellar, au thor of a bill to control ahlpmenta of cold storage products In interstate commerce. As a result, the Department of Justice will aid any congressional Investigation, Reports of the department's agents in vestigating an alleged combination of cold storage dealers probably will be placed at the disposal of the House commerce com mittee. Mr, McKellar told the Attorney General that in his opinion, the Chicago packers use cold storage plants to control prices. Woman Applicants Balk on Age. CHICAGO, November 26.?Postpone ment until December 1 of an examina tion of candidates fop policewomen waa announced yesterday when a number of applicants told conflicting atorlea re garding their ages, thereby disqualifying themselves. One applicant said her age waa twenty-seven, but when told she was too young, admitted she was thirty one years ola. Another who made a similar "error'' said she preferred being young to "getting on the force." The age limit not by the examiners was from thirty to forty-five years. TAPE-LINE MEASURES GOVERN LIQUOR TRADE Excise Board Announce* Intention of Enforcing the Law Strictly. Announcement of the Intention of the excise board to follow strictly the lan guage of the law relating to the measur- 1 ins of distances to determine whether certain saloons are located In sections In which the sale of liquor Is prohibited was made today In the course ol a hear- j Ins by the b*>ard on the application of 1 Hugh F. Harvey for a transfer of the, saloon at 200G Pennsylvania avenue to 1U13 PeAnsylvanla avenue northwest. j It was explained by Mr. Harvey that a transfer is desired for the reason that the present location is within 400 feet of a church. Attorney A. E. Shoemaker, represent ing the Anti-Saloon League, protested that the new location, measured by the shortest distance, would still leave the saloon in the prohibited area. Chair man Sheehy of the board stated that in determining cases of this character the excise commission will follow the language of the act which prohibits the maintenance of httioons within 400 feet of ? church, "measured between the nearest entrances to each by the short est courses of travel." FOR COMPLETE REPEAL Representative Crisp Intro duces Bill Aimed at Half and-Half Plan. The complete repeal of that section of the District of Columbia organic act pro viding for the half-and-half system of appropriation is asked for in a bill In troduced today by Representative Crisp of Georgia. Mr. Crisp ran for Congress in his district the last time on a platform which stated that -.e was opposed to the people of the United States paying for one-half the expenses of the District. The bill provides simply that section three of the organic act be amended by striking out the words. "Congress shall appropriate the amount of 60 per centum thereof and the remaining 50 per centum of such approved esti mates." The. section would then read that "to the extent to which Congress shall approve of said estimates they shall be levied and assessed upon the taxable property and privileges In the said District other than the property of the United States and the District of Columbia." (Continued from First Page.) ber bank to stand a# additional security for its guarantee. "That a federal reserve association at "Washington shall be organized, whose members shall <be the state reserve as sociations; that each of such member as sociations shall deposit and forever mam tain in the federal reserve association one-third of the reserves deposited wlttt It by the member banks; that such sys tem shall also provide for the deposit in ?UCh federal reserve ^association of the government funds fendE-aiso tor the Issue to it of federal reserve notes. ? "That power be given to such federal reserve association to rediscount indorsed commercial paper held by any state re serve association and indorsed by it, and to use therefor the cash deposited by the member association, the government funds deposited with it and the federal reserve notes." ANNULS I. C. C. ORDERS Commerce Court Rules for Payment of Allowances by Trunk Line Railroads. The Commerce Court today annulled the orders of the interstate commerce commission which forbade payment by trunk line railroads of allowances to so called tap lines. The court held that the commission was not only without power to forbid any allowance whatsoever to be made by trunk lines to the petitioning proprietary industries for switching, but it was also without power to prohibit the making of joint rates by the trunk lines and the pe ( titionlng tap lines and the payment by , the former to the latter of some division thereof for its services. The court held, however, that the com mission was fully empowered to regulate the amount of allowances so as to pre vent rebates and unjust discriminations. The cases probably will be carried to the Supreme Court. WOULD REDUCE ELECTORS. Representative Hurray Introduces Bill Providing Reforms. Representative Murray of Oklahoma to day Introduced a resolution to provide for popular election of presidential electors to a number equivalent to the number of representatives In Congress. This would reduce the electoral college, now based on the number of senators and representatives, and would bar senators and representatives from serving as electors. WILSON IS CONVICTED. Found Guilty of Assault on Hiss Kate Turner. CHARLES TOWN, W, Va., November 28.?B. Graham Wilson, whose trial for an alleged assault upon Miss Kate Tur ner has filled the Jefferson eounty court house for more than a week, was today found guilty after u?e Jury had spent the night debating the testimony, The jury recommended that WllBon be confined in the penitentiary, which saves him from hapglng. as under the law the court has no alternative when a verdict of guilty la without the recommendation. Wilson's attorneys filed notice of appeal, which will be argued later in the week. If the appeal is not granted sentence will be passed early next week. Wilson, who is a wealthy fanner, showed no signs of emotion when the verdict was read. Atlanta Police Seek Slayer. ATLANTA, Ga., November 20.?Police today are searching for an unidentified negre who last night shot and killed Sid ney Leonard, a railroad engineer. The shooting followed a hand-to-hand fight, said to have resulted from a disagree ment over work on which the two were engaged. Representative Coady Sworn In. Representative Charles P. Coady. a democrat of the second district of Mary land, succeeding the late George Konlg, was sworn In before the House today. He was introduced by Representative Llntliicum of Maryland. SAYRE AND BRIDE Etade Reporters and Make a Safe Get-Away on Their Honeymoon. MANY 'CLUES' ARE FOUND; THEY ALL PROVE FUTILE Escaped From White House in Tu multy Automobile, and Then They Vanished. Where are Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, the White House bridal couple of yesterday ? That was the question in which the entire country was interested today- At 3 o'clock this afternoon it had not been solved, although it seemed certain that it would be answered within a few hours. It was thought impossible that such an important couple could remain hidden long. Almost every newspaper correspondent In the east wis on the qui vlve, eagerly seeking the honor of being the first to discover the whereabouts of the couple. The seeking spirit spread to ordlnary people. The search developed Into a great dragnet, similar to those spread for missing heiresses and missing chil- j dren. Conflicting Reports Baffling. A baffling number of reports concerning their honeymoon destination were cur rent. One apparently good tip was that the couple had gone to the old Dower House, near Upper Marlboro, Md.. but Percy Duvall, owner of the house, denied that he had seen them. Apparently the best guess was that they had gone to the home of Miss Nevin, aunt of Mr. Sayre, near Lancaster, Pa., although Miss Nevin. who is st.ll in Washington, would not discuss the ques tion. Miss Nevin introduced the couple at her home, and therefore the place has a romantic interest for them. It was also reported on good authority that Mr. and Mrs. Sayre will meet the President at the Army-Navy foot ball game in New York Saturday, and later sail for Europe for a short stay. Gave Reporters the Slip. Mr. and Mrs. Sayre successfully eluded a large corps of reporters and photogra phers when they escaped from the Ex ecutive Mansion last night to leave for their honeymoon. Those waiting for a gUmpse of the newly married pair watched carefully all the gates of the White House, but finally were convinced that the southwest Kate would be used. They waited until aiter 8 o'clock before their vigil was rewarded. Then the machine belonging to Secre tary Tumulty, which is. without the crest used on all the other White House cars slipped out of the gate and the watchers caught a glimpse of the couple within. They immediately gave chase in a taxi cab, but were soon lost in Potomac Park. The number of positive assertions about the destination of the couple were funny. Each person seemed to know exactly where they were going. There wasi a story that they had gone on board the yacht Dolphin and sailed down the Po tomac; another that they had been driven to Baltimore in a machine. Not Aboard the Dolphin. ,n Two of the reports connected the bridal couple with the family of Secretary of the Navy Daniels. One was that Mr. and Mrs. Sayre were on tne Dolphin and the other was that they were at the Daniels country place- Both of these were exploded. Secretary Daniels slept at his country place last night and was kept awake answering telephone inquiries almost all night. Mrs. Daniels and her children left on the Dolphin, but the honeymoon ers were not with them. Getting Back to Routine. While the bridal couple were on their honeymoon the White House was being gotten back to its normal condition. Deco rations in the east room, the scene of the wedding, were being removed, guests were leaving and the President was tak" ing up the routine of his work. A large number of friends of the Wil son family, including many women in official life, went to the White House this morning and this afternoon to see the wedding presents before they are shipped to the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Sayre. at Wllliamstown, Mass. Large quantities of the flowers which were packed against the walls and altar were sent to hospitals in the city. TEACHERS ORGANIZED FOR BETTERMENT WORK Form Branch in Woman's Depart ment of the National Civic Federation. With a view to extending the social center work that has already been started in pome of the District public schools, a number of teachers met yesterday aft ernoon at the Franklin building and formed a teachers' branch of the Wom an's Department of the National Civic Federation. Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, who presided, gave a resume of the work done by the District branch of the fed eration. Mrs. William Morton Grinnell also spoke. Miss Elizabeth V. Brown, director of primary instruction, was elected as tem porary chairman and Miss M. E. Given, principal of the Chevy Chase School, was made secretary pro tern. Among those of the forty who were present representing the principals and special departments, and who have al ready done social center work In the schools, were Miss Adelaide Davis, prin cipal of the Emery School; Miss Given, Miss M. G. Young, principal of the Car berv; M!?? ^nne Beers, supervising prin cipal of the eighth division; Miss May Rawllngs of the Wallach, Mlsa Emma S Jacobs, director of domestic science; Miss Frences Falrley, principal of the Grover Cleveland, and Miss Cecil of the Bamo school. more ftjnds sought. Increased Appropriation for Public Library Asked For. Increased appropriations for the Public Library were asked for today by Theo dore W. Noyes, president of the board of trustees, and Dr. George F. Bowerman, public librarian, who appeared before the House subcommittee in charge of the District appropriation bill. At an afternoon session the subcom mittee took up the estimates for the police department. Kaiser Now Able to Travel. BERLIN, November 26.? Emperor Wil liam has so far recovered his recent in disposition that he was able to depart today on a visit to his brother-in-law. the Duke of Schleswlg-Holsteln. His so iourn at the duke's hunting lodge wiU b* followed by a visit to the preserves of the Prince Of Fuerstenberg. Mrs. George Howe Recounts How Relatives Entertained the Diplomats. "Consina Club'* Waive* All Conven tionalities and Sees That All the Ouests Feel at Home. A story cf how the "Cousins Club," as the many relatives of the President and Mrs. Wilson are beginning to call themselves, organised into a little re ception committee and did their beet to make the diplomats "feel at home" at the wedding at the White House yester day afternoon and last night, was told today at the Raleigh Hotel by Mrs George Howe of New York, one of the cousins Mrs. Howe Is the wife of George Howe, who lived for a long while with the Presi dent before he went Into the White House, and whose edueaiton was superintended by the President. She is on the stage, her professional name toeing Margaret Vale. "I had hoped to write some newspaper and magazine accounts of the wedding," Mrs. Howe sard today, "but Aunt BUie, as we call Mrs. Wilson, said the President would not like It, as he had the same feeling about allowing me to do that as he has against appointing his relatives to public office. "He didn't object to my going on the stage, however, and when I wrote to ask if it would embarrass him he said each person has the right to de velop his or her own Individuality and he wished me success. "I was principally impressed at the wedding by the ease at which every one seemed to feel, notwithstanding the ?grandness' of the occasion. There was nothing solemn about it, except the wedding procession and the torm ing of the line for the reception in the blue room. Many Diplomats Dance. 'We kept the fun up until 9 o'clock last night. It was just like a great, big family party in the south. I was some what surprised that the dignified Marin* Band should play turkey trotting music for us to dance with In the east room, but they did. and Lieut. Santelmann anJ his musicians seemed to enjoy it ? "*uch as we did. They laughted and plajeo OI"You know. 'Nell.' as 'we ca" Wilson, is just crasy about dancing, an she is a very fine tot?1lft0^eU8?J the best I ever saw W hen the mu?. had seemed stopped, for good- she her hand appealingly to L|?"t*thfa^d mann. and he laughed and led the bana a^Wef all "danced, including the maids, who were showing dull gold-chased bracelets they had beer given by the bride. A \^t many of th? diplomats danced with Margaret Willso several of them ambassadors, and sh was greatly teased by all of us ?' .j was lucky enough to catch the bride i bouquet. You know, it is a superstitiot that the girl who catches 1k ^ xt am quet at a wedding will be the next on< to be married among those pr???' "There was a lot of simple fun 11 that and mischief, in which all UU young folks Joined, the .flder,1f_etopi! sitting around and chatting. JuBt ai would be done at a party ft home. Th< President didn't dance, but he " one of the doorways of the east roon for a long while, watching thefunani laughing and Joking with every one. Loveliest Little Souvenirs. "Most of us had supper and dinnei and lunch combined at the wedding breakfast. That kept up a long time There wasn't wine, but we had frui1 punch instead, and on the bride s table in the breakfast room, there were th< loveliest little souvenirs, little candy w ed dlng bells, with the Initials W. and S. on them. All the cake* and candies liac these initials on them. The aouvenirt in the state dining room, where most ol the guests were served with coftee, punch, salad, or what not~. *ere course, the little boxes of wedding cake "At this 'breakfast* in the main din iiifcr room wc didn't stand on any monv The cousins of the family am other relatives, especially we women went around among the diplomats tr ing to make them feel 'at home, Jus a? we would down south, offering more cake or ice cream or punch am seeing that they got it. Of <-?urae the diplomats have been goingto th? White House longer than we have,_bu we wanted .0 ?ee that they time on this occasion. 1 oon i *nu* what the diplomats thought of our in fnrma.litv but 1 hope they liked it. "U was'certainly a pretty party, anc oJ ttet all of ua will alway. remem ber, 1 am sure. WARSPITE IS LAUNCHED. Will Be the Most Formidable Battle ship Afloat. DKVONPORT, England. November 26. ?The British superdreadnought W ar spite, which id to cost $14,000,000, and will be the most formidable battleship afloat, was launched here today in the presence of an enormous crowd. The Warspite is to be driven entirely hv nil engines, and has receptacles for ttie storafe of 4,000 tons of liquid fuel, sufficient to take her around the world. Her armament will include elgh t ft - teen-Inch guns and several anti-airship guns She was laid down October 31, 1912.' Live After High Plunge Into Biver. CHICAGO, November 26.?Despite their plunge of fifty feet from an automobllfl into the Chicago river laat night. Frank Williams and Miss .Mary Scheran it was said today. Wil lams, driv ing his' car, reached the Division street VSirnifn bridge Just as it began to rise. He^hrew on full P The machine climdeb He threw on full power. The machine cUmfirf the leaf tothe fell to the river. Williams and Miss Scheran were rescued by the crew of a passing flreboat. Chicago Plunged Into Darkness. CHICAGO. November 28.?'This city was plunged Into darkness this forenoon by a combination of smoke, heavy clouds and almost motionless air currents. Lights twinkled In office build'-ntf windows as at night, but the streets were without illu mination, and acquaintances could not distinguish each other s.x SJW, Street cars and automobiles used their night lights. At the weather bureau It was predicted that daylight would re turn some time during the afternoon. Honors Memory of W. W. Finley. JACKSON, Miss . November 26.?Out of respect to the memory of W. W. Finley. ? Attorney General Ross Collins of Mlssls i sippi today postponed the taking of evl ? .leni'B in the case of the state of Mis siss ppi vs. the Mobile and Ohio Railroad rlomoanv the Southern Railway Com pany in' Misisaippi, and toe Alabama Great Southern Railway Company, in which violation of the anti-trust law. of Mississippi charged. Mrs. Roosevelt on Her Way Home. SANTIAGO, Chile, November 26.? Mrs Theodore Roosevelt and Miss Mar garet Roosevelt, daughter of W. Em lem Roosevelt, left here today far Fan ama on their return to the United Stoil"'RooseveU left this morula* for Valparaiso on a visit to southern Chile. MD CUT Off BIG M FROM DISTRICT REVENUE Ben Johnson Seeks to Prevent Half-MiKion-Dollar Ap propriation. i | Nearly half a million dollars of District cf Columbia revenue will b? isolated and prevented from being matched in appro priations by an equal sum from the United States Treasury If the scheme out lined In the Mil presented todsy by Rep resentative Ben Johnson. chairman ?>f the District committee Is written into the law. Representative Johnson pro poses that all money collected from liquor lioenses, rental 'from the Wash ington Market Company, tolls from t+>e Highway bridge and ront or Income re celved by the District from various real estate properties owned by the DistH t and the United 8tatee should be separate from other funds raised from District taxation and from licenses of other sorts, and should not be accounted for when preparing estimates of revenue for the United States Treasury. A rough estimate of the money involved made today by a District oOciaJ shows that about $440,000 in liquor licenses are involved, together with 97,600 rent from the Washington Market Company, fR.OO" in tolls over the highway bridge and a few thousand dollars from rent of resl estate. Prevents Expenditure. The Johnson bill provldee that none of this money shall be expended in the payment of any expenses or in the dis charge of any dsbt of the District of Columbia In the payment of which the United Statee Is committed in any manner. It also provides "that no money col lected by the District of Columbia en account of any rental paid by the Washington Market Company, or on account of any tolls over the Highway bridge, or on account of the Ash wharf or any other wharfs, or on account of any rental or income from any real estate, the legal and equitable title of which Is In the United States shall b?* expended In payment of any expense or in dischsrge of any debt or liability of the District of Columbls In the pay ment or discharge of which Congr.e* has in any manner committed the United States to participate." The bill also prohibits sll clerks an<l officers of the D.strict from treating the money so stipulated in the proposed law as revenue available or to be made available with which to pay any ex penses. toward the payment of which the United States is bound In any man ner to participate. AIM TO MAKE CHICAGO "DRY. ?t Anti-Saloon Forces, With Women'! Vote, Hope to Win. CHICAGO, November 28.?Temperance forces of Chicago will launch imme dlately a campaign to vote out the city's saloons In April. 1915. The move ment, which will include plans for the election of a "dry" mayor at the same time, was decided on last night by rep resentatives of the Anti-Saloon League, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the prohibition party. With women now eligible to vote, the drys say they are confident they can carry such an election. TEH MONTHS' CHASE ENDS. Man Causes Arrest of Suspected Slayer of His Brother. ELKINg, W. Va., November 36?The ten months' chase of Anthony Prisner by Frank German ended yesterday when Prisner was remanded to jail here in connection with the death of John Ger man, brother of Frank. Wlien John ua*. on his deathbed Frank promised he would bring his slayer to Justice. John blamed Prisner. it is said. When Pris ner tied Frank German followed him For ten months the trail went from cit> to city In the United States and Canada until Prisner was arrested in Cleveland. Ohio, several weeks ago. U. S. POSITION STRONG. English Editor Says International Standing Was Never Better. BOSTON. November 26.?"Never lias the international position of the United States been stronger than at the pres ent time." This Is the view of economic condi tions in this country, expressed today by Sir George Palsh, editor of the Lon don Statist, chief speaker at a meeting of the Commercial Club. "The position here," he said, "is unusu ally sound. For the distant outlook 1 am equally hopeful. I believe that the present trend of sentiment and of legis lation makes for a great Increase in agricultural production in the United States, and this promises to create a greatly increased number of home con sumers for American manufactured goods." URGES DEMOCRATS TO ACT. Gov. Hooper of Tennessee Warns of Liquor Interests* Domination. NASHVILLE, Tenn.. November 26.? "There Is not a shadow of doubt In my mind that the liquor people will dominate the next legislature if the in dependent democrats do not maintain their organisation and place candidates in the Held in every debatab e county." Gov. B. W. Hooper, twice successful fusion candidate for governor, say.- in an address to Independent democrats of Tennessee, given out today. The address urges the perpetuation of fusion In opposition to expected "democratic harmony" movements. The governor declares the so-called "har mony" movement last year cost the fusionlsta control of the legislature Polls Must Suit Women. CHICAGO. November 2?.-Any valid objection made by worneu to polling places in Chicago will result in a change of location, according to an an nouncement made today by the clerk of the election commissioners. Club wom en will ask that polling places now main tained In saloons, poolrooms, cigar stores barber shops and laundries be changed. To Fix Blame for Disaster. MENOMINEE, Mich., November 26.? United States steamboat Inspectors are in Menominee today to begin an Inquiry Into the disaster which cost the lives of seven persons on board the barge Ply moouth In the recent great lakes storm The Inspectors hope to ascertain whether the Plymouth, which was being towed by the tug Martin, was needlessly aban doned. Accused Husband Poisons Himself. MACCLBNNT. FIs_, November 26.?C. F. Foy, white, held In the county jail here on a charge of attacking his wife with Intent to murder, was found dead in his cell this morning with a bottle of poison st his side. A note addressed to the sheriff asked that his wife and chil dren be invited to hia funeral, and say ing that as he was tired of life he would leave it. He belonged to one of the best families In this part of the state.