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Gen. Bliss reported today that he had authorized MaJ, McNamee, In direct command at presidio, to move the pris oners to Marfa, Tex. Beport From Gen. Bliss. Gen. Bliss" report on the situation con tained this summary of the border con ditions: "Still impossible to obtain the number of federals here. Am organizing them to their companies and regiments; will report exact number as soon as known '??n account of the great distance from Railroad great difficulty in securing sup plies, together with the fact they are ?nmediate vicinity of their enemy, 1 * ecommended that all prisoners be for warded to Marfa for movement to sucn j..ace as may be designated Great num 1 er federals' horses here; am purchasing supplies necessary immed.ately. *?Gen. Mercado has furnished certificate in case of Gen. Mancilla: have liberated him. Gens. Salazar and Orozco with few followers apparently made escape from Ojinaga early In fight: and were not seen by our patrol. Estimated fed erals on hand. 2,000." The Rod Cross has directed that us agents at Marfa co-operate with the military in establishing the Mexicans in ;i detention camp there. Rebels Rule on Border. The defeat of the federals at Ojinaga j leaves the entire Mexican border under j the control of the rebels, with the excep- j tlon of Xuevo Laredo. Constitutionalists ! here said today that Gen. \ ilia will pay > no attention to this force, but will move i immediately on Torreoi> and then on Sal tlllo and Monterey. A force of rebels is holding the federals at Laredo. Gen. Carranza. the constitutionalist ; commander-in-chief, it was revealed here ? today, is on his way to Culican, capital of Sinaloa. to establuish civil government there. Word received from there was to the effect that later he will go to Chi huahua city to establish civil government there. Constitutionalists here say that Gen. Villa is indignant at reports that he con templates any disloyalty to Gen. Car ranza, and that he will try to capture the presidency of Mexico. They pointed to the fact that Villa reported his capture of Ojinaga immediately to Gen. Carranza as showing his loyalty. Business Men Warned. Word was received by the rebel agents : here today that the Aguilar Oil Company j and the Mexican Petrolium Company have disobeyed constitutionalists, orders that they furnish no oil to the railroads to haul federal troop trains, and that it is probable that punishment will be meted out to them. Men doing business in Mexico have been informed by the constitutionalists if they get control of the Mexican government no acts of Huerta. either legislative or executive, will be recognized as legal. This is taken to apply particularly to loans made to Huerta. They cite as pre cedents refusals of southern states to honor obligations entered into after the American civil war by so-called car petbagger legislatures. The hospital ship Solace has left Vera Cruz for Tampico, but Rear Admiral Fletcher has given no explanation of the movement. Fighting is expected, how ever. in the Tampico district. The cruiser Pittsburgh has moved south from Ma zatlan to San Bias. TWO CAVALRYMEN WOUNDED. Three Other American Negro Soldiers in Fracas at Boundary. EL PASO, Tex., January 12.?Rebel sol diers at Naco, Senora, yesterday shot and -erlously wounded John Bryce, private in the 10th Cavalry (colored), and later shot across the international boundary line, wounding Trumpeter Warren, 10th Cav alry. After shooting Warren the Mexi cans dragged him across the line, arrest ing him. Bryce was in Naco when shot. Three other American negro soldiers went to Bryce'8 assistance when he was j^hot, but were placed under arrest and threatened with death if they resisted. The Americans were unarmed. Bryce was talking with a Mexican woman when he was attacked. His wound is considered serious. Warren was shot in the head. The Mexicans released the American soldiers when Capt. Tompkins of the 10th Cavalry demanded it. BACK IN MEXICO CITY. Nelson O'Shaughnessy Returns From Lind Conference. MEXICO CITY. Mexico. Jarruary 12.? Nelson O'Shaughnessy. American charge d'affaires, reached the federal capital early today. He suffered no in convenience in consequence of the fif teen-hour wait at Orizaba while the track was cleared after a freight train had been burned. Detachments of fed eral troop3 scoured the country in the neighborhood of the scene of the wreck in search of the rebels, but without success. Mr. O'Shaughnessy declined to dis cuss the nature of his conference at Vera Cruz with John Lind. personal representative of President Wilson. Pere Marquette Train Wrecked. ST. JOSEPH. Mich., January 12.?Pere Marqette passenger train No. 1. from Chicago to Grand Rapids, was wrecked near here this forenoon, when the engine was dej*ailed by sand and snow which had been blown on the track. William Grandzov. engineer, was fatally scalded and his ^reman seriously hurt. The 150 passengers escaped injury. It was said the track would not be cleared for traffic J'or several hours. VNOCRWOOO ^ UNbtRAMOOO O First photograph received from the ?'*eae of tire battle of Ojiuavra, HhowtnK the federalists iratohing the approach VV omen and children, refugees from the battlefield of Ojlnaaa. ramping; near Presidio, Tcju, to which place they of the rebels, as slowly, but snrely and steadily, they hammered the Hnerta forces before them, nnder command of went In search ef safety and food. The refugees had all been disarmed* and sentries of Inited States soldiers were Gen. Villa. thrown about the encampment. MEXICAN FEDERALS AND NON-COMBATANTS AT AND NEAR THE BATTLEFIELD OF OJINAGA. READY TO RESUME OFFICIAL DUTIES President Wilson, Greatly Ben efited by Vacation, on Way to Washington. HAS PREPARED A DRAFT OF MESSAGE TO CONGRESS Expects to Confer With Party Lead ers Regarding Legislation and Other Matters. ON BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON d SPECIAL. WEST POINT, Ga., January 1-?President Wilson journeyed home ward today, ready to take up the prob lems of his administration. He looked physically refreshed by his vacation of nearly three weeks at Pass Christian, Miss., and appeared to be in better health than at any other time since his inaugu ration. ? The President told members of his party ! that he liked the gulf coast and might go there again for a winter vacation. His desire for isolation was courteously observed by the citizens of the litt?e vil lage during his stay there, and he was not annoyed by a horde of callers, such as daily seeks to see him at the V\ hite House on official business. Aside from John Lind, his personal representative in Mexico, the only person who came to Pass Christian to see the chief executive on business was Mrs. Margaret Cardwell of Beaumont, Tex., and although she did not get an audience with Mr. Wilson, a note from her reached him. Mrs. Cardwell said she had made the Journey from Texas with financial diffi culty and sought justice in her suit against a railroad of that state, from which she c.aimed damages for the death of her husband, a conductor. She said she had failed to get her case before an unpredjudiced tribunal. The President sent Dr. Cary T. Grayson, his navai aid. to ask Mrs. Cardwell to prepare a state ment of the facts and send them to the White House. Cooney Hansborough's Message. The President had another Joke at the expense of Dr. Grayson today. The lat ter received a telegram from his fellow townsman, Cooney Hansborough, telling him that if the President's train would stop at Culpeper, Va., "the whole town" would be at the station to meet him. Sev eral weeks ago when Dr. Grayson did have an ambition of his youth gratified In having a fast train stop at his town of Culpeper no one was there to greet the presidential party except Hansbor ough, an odd character whose frequently broken limbs and recurrent bruises Dr. Grayson has for many years attended. The President's aid regretfully tele graphed his friend that the train would pass through Culpeper at 5 o'clock to morrow morning and therefore could not stop. Bids Farewell to Southland. PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., January 12.?After nearly three weeks of rest and recreation at a little cottage near the gulf coast here, President Wilson last A bargain that is a bargain for only a half dollar. COUPON r2=a Save it for a Copy of THI The Evening Star. January 12, 1914 Colonel Goethala ?rjr?: Accurate and Dependable" 'Only One Coupon and 50c For Each Book For 15 cents extra The Star will securely wrap and mail a book to any address. This Sale Will Close Soon night at 11:38 bade farewell to the south ! land, lie told Mayor Sausier and a crowd of citizens who gathered at the sta ; tion to bid him Godspeed that he had en Joyed his vacation Very much, had bene fited greatly by the change of climate, and had obtained exactly the rest he had j desired. The President and his family got aboard their car early In the evening, j and had retired long before the train was ready to depart. The party will ar rive in Washington early tomorrow. ! President Wilson^ goes back to the j capital with his mind practically made up on a number of important questions, but his decision will not crystallize until he confers with democratic leaders in Congress. The President has written a rough draft of his message on trust reform, but will not send it to the printer or arrange for its delivery until he lias talked it over with Attorney Gen eral McReynolds, other members of his cab.net and the congressional commit tees that will be in charge of trust legislation. Tentative Selection of Reserve Board It is believed also that the President has completed a tentative list of men for the federal reserve board, but will not announce his selections until after further conferences in Washington. All told, the chief executive has done a great amount of work between his games of golf, his long motor rides and h.s extended periods of rest. He has practically mapped out the course of his administration for the remaining months of the present session of Con gress. In this connection, denial was made of detailed newspaper reports to the effect that the President had dropped a hint to a recent visitor that he might select William Howard Taft for the Supreme bench when Ch.ef Justice White retires. It was pointed out that no one had seen the President who could possibly have had a conversation with him on anything relating to the Supreme Court. ILLHEALTHTHECAUSE ! OF MENTAL FAILURE! Court Asked to Appoint Lunacy j Commission for Former Bepre- \ sentative Dovener. . B. B. DOVENER. WHEELING, W. Va.. January 12.?Ap plication was made today in the circuit court of Ohio county for a lunacy com mission for Capt. Blackburn B. Dovener, who represented the first West Virginia district in Congress from 1894 until 1904 and was for five years a member of the rivers and harbors committee. Capt. Dovener's health has been failing for a , number of years, according to his wife, | who made the application. Mr. Dovener was elected to the Fifty fourth, Fifty-fifth Fifty-sixth. Fifty-sev- I enth and fifty-eighth congresses. He was a candidate for election als.o to the! Ffty-third Congress. He was born in Cabell county, Va. (now West Virginia), April 20. 1842. He raised a company of Virginians and served as an officer in the United States volunteer infantry during the civil war, being mustered out as a captain. He was admitted to the bar in 1873, practicing his profession in Wheeling. In 1883 he was elected to the state legislature as a representative of Ohio county. Capt. Dovener at one time ranked among the best criminal laywers in the state. CAPITAL TO ENTER CLAIMS. Beserve Bank Hearing Will Be Con ducted Wednesday. Bankers from south of New York, east of the Ohio river and north of Atlanta will have their opportunity to speak for a reserve bank when the re serve bank organization committee hold public hearings here. This city and Baltimore will be heard Wednesday, acording to an offi cial announcement; Richmond, Ralei~h, N. C., and Wheelinr, W. Va., Thursday, and Friday, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The committee starts west on a live-week trip the night of January 17. ONLY TWO JUDGES LEFT Terms of Three in Municipal Court Expire and Business Is Piling Tip. Judges George C. Aukam and L. C. Strider composed the judiciary of the Municipal Court today, disposing of as much of the court's business as was possible. The three ohter judges, whose terms expired at midnight last night,: were not present, and as no judges: have been named to replace them the entire work of the court will, until January 18, fall on the shoulders of the two judges remaining. On that date the term of Judge Strider will ex pire. leaving only Judge Aukam to take care of the large volume of busi ness transacted by that court. Judge Aukam stated today that many ; cases docketed will of necessity be postponed, as it will not be physically possible for two men to hear and ad judicate all of them. Congestion of business. Judge Aukam said, will be- ; gin to become apparent tomorrow, and each day that elapses from now until judges are nominated and confirmed to replace those whose terms have ex pired will make the congestion greater. At the Department of Justice it was stated that the Attorney General has sent no nominations to the President. WOULD WARN COUNTRYMEN. Austrian Ambassador Favors Flan to Protect Immigrants. Ambassador Dumba of Austria-Hungary after discussing with Secretary Wilson of the Department of Labor the latter's plan for preventing immigrants who cannot be admitted to this country <frioiq leaving their native shores, has ghnin the sug gestion his hearty approval* Next to southern Italy, Austria now furnishes most of the immigrants to this country. With Secretary Wilson the ambassador believes that some way should be found of keeping at home those who would be turned back at Ellis Island. In his coun try, he said, he thought the best way would be to have anouncements made by the priests in the churches every Sunday. They could warn the people, he said, that the United States is not an entirely open door and that before they sell all" their property to sail for that country they had better And out whether there is any cause which would keep them from be ing admitted. He is of opinion, he said, that his country would co-operate in any plan the United States might make for carrying out the idea. OF THE HIGHEST TYPE. Ordnance Department Tests Prove Efficiency of Mortar Projectiles. Recent tests at Sandy Hook demon strate that the ordnance department of the army has been successful in produc ing the highest class of projectiles for mortars. Twelve-inch mortar projectiles which are to be used for the Panama fortificatlos have been subjected to the severest tests under the most unfavor able conditions. Modern deck armor plate has been pierced at the range of eleven miles by ballistic samples of mor tar projectiles. These projectiles have been lired at deck armor plate at the most oblique impact, and have shown results which are highly gratifying to officers of the ordnance department. The Watertown arsenal, which has made a success in the manufacture of mortar projectiles. Is now engaged in making projectiles for twelve and fourteen inch guns. Already large shipments of twelve-inch mortar pro jectiles have been made to Panama, and these will be followed by projectiles for guns as soon as they can be manufac tured at the arsenal. TAPS FOR JAMES McGUIRE. Retired Officer of Marine Corps Served More Tlian Forty Years. Quartermaster Sergt. James McGuire, U. S. Marine Corps, retired, died January 5 at the United States Naval Hospital. He was one of the oldest members of the Marine Corps, having been born Sep tember 27, 1840, at Brooklyn. N. Y. He enlisted in the Marine Corps October 11, 1864, at the age of twenty-four years and served continuously on the actlvc list until January 31, 1009, when he was retired after more than forty years' service. At the time of his retirement he was on extra duty in the office of the paymaster, U. S. Marine Corps. He liked to talk about the many inci dents during the civil war, especially the many trips he made with a team of four mules between Annapolis, and this city carrying loads of provisions and frequent ly a few passengers. SUFFRAGISTS PLAN WORK. Stanton Club Elects Miss Emily I. Farnum Recording Secretary. Discussion of plans for future work oc cupied a large portion of the meeting of the Stanton Suffrage Club held at the Public library Saturday evening. The reg ular meeting night of the organization was changed from the fourth to the third Thursday In each month. Miss Emily I. Farnum was elected as recording secretary to succeed Miss Jane B. Hunt, resigned. The club pledged $100 to the Congressional Union. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Nevll Monro* Hopkins, Mrs. Nina Alienator presided. ? ? rl ? - ? FUND SOLICITATIONS IN SCHOOLS BARRED (Continued from First Page-** portunity to say a few words concerning the project to modify the present Central High School plans. "I simply rise to express the hope that the Commissioners will not delay the plan already outlined," he said. "The new Central High School is badly needed." For Removing- Dead Timber. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts today offered an amendment to the District ap propriation bill for $5,000 to be used in removing dead and down timber from the woods along Rock Creek Park. Sen ator Lod?e asked to have the amendment referred to the District committee and expressed the wish that he would be al lowed to appear before the committee in advocacy of the amendment. MANY BILLS OESiGNEO j ! TO FIGHT TRUST EVIL; Feature the Reassembling of Con' gress?Representative Webb's Measure. * A feature of the reassembling of Con gress is the presentation of measures de signed to combat the so-called "trust eviL" One of these , was the brief bill introduced by ? Representative Webb of North Carolina, ranking member of the judiciary committee of the House. The purpose of the Webb bill is to strengthen the Sherman anti-trust act. The Webb bill reads as follows: "Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, or agreement, whether written, oral or otherwise, in restraint of trade or com merce, or any part of trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, is hereby declared illegal, unless the persons entering into such contract, combination in the form of trust, or con spiracy, or agreement, whether written, oral or otherwise, in restraint of trade or commerce, or any part thereof, shall af firmatively show upon an indictment or civil action for violation of this section that such contract, combination In the form of trust, conspiracy or agreement in restraint of trade or commerce, or any part thereof, does not injure the business of any competitor, and that such con tract, combination, conspiracy or ag:ee ment is not to the detriment of the pub lic, and that such restraint of trade or commerce, or any part thereof, is not un reasonable. Penalty Prescribed. "Every person who sha'.l make any such contract or engage in any such combina tion or conspiracy or agreement shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprison ment not exceeding one year, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court." Representative Webb Is not altogether in sympathy with other measures that are being planned for the anti-trust pro gram, and he will urge action along the lines of his bill, to amend the Sherman law. "If my proposed amendment is adopt ed," he said last night, "then every con tract, combination or conspiracy in re straint of any part of trade or commerce, whether s ight or material, becomes il legal. I believe that it would give the Sherman law all the vitality that it ever had and all that the country wants." ARMS FOR RIFLE CLUBS. Representative Kahn Would Have U. S. Make Distribution. Representative Kahn of California, ranking republican member of the mili tary affairs committee of the House and chairman of the National Defense League, introduced a bill authorizing the Secretary of War to issue to civilian i rifle clubs and schools where military training is a part of the curriculum United States magazine rifles, equip ment and ammunition free of cost for target practice. The measure is de signed to stimulate military feeling, of course, and is a part of the general scheme of the National Defense League. It is stated that the United States owns 334,000 Krag-Jorgensen .30-oaliber rifles in serviceable condition, w.th an immense supply of ammunition. The army no longer uses this type of weapon, and it is the purpose of the Kahn bill to put the arms to practical use. DAVID LAIRD DIES, AGED 81. \ ?????? First Governor of Northwest Terri tory Was Indians' Champion. OTTAWA, Ontario, January 12.?David Laird, Indian commissioner, former min ister of the interior and first governor of Northwest territory, died here today, aged eighty-one years. Since 1808 he had devoted his energies largely to the relations between the gov ernment and the Indians, among whom he established a reputation for integrity, sympathy and fair Judgment. Practically a 1 the Indian tribes in the Dominion called him "the 6ig chief." Mr. Laird had been ill only a few days. He contracted a chill while at his office last Tuesday and bronchitis developed. IN "THE TWO ORDEALS" Part Two of Photoplay Shown This Afternoon at the Pickwick. "The Two Ordeals," the second part of the photoplay "The Adventures of Kathlyn," which is being published serially in The Sunday Star, appeared for the first time in Washington when the two-reel "movie" drama was pre sented this morning and afternoon at the Pickwick, 911 Pennsylvania avenue northwest. The pictures will be shown at the Pickwick again tonight, and to morrow they will be seen at the new Mas.onic Temple auditorium, 13th street and* New York avenue. The first three-reel photoplay, "The Unwelcome Throne." presenting in mo tion pictures the beginning of Harold MacGrath's great story, were shown this afternoon and will be repeated ton ght at the Lyric, at 14th and Irving streets northwest. Wednesday afternoon and night these first pictures of "The Adven tures of Kathlyn" will be shown at the Orpheum, 4th street and Massachusetts avenue northeast. Schedule of Bookings. A schedule of the bookings of the "Un welcome Throne," which is the first three reels of "The Adventures of Kathlyn." and "The Two Ordeals," part two of the photoplay, as far as at present completed, appeared in The Evening Star last Sat urday. "The Two Ordeals" shows the further adventures of Kathlyn Hare. her refusal of the proffer of marriagemadR by Prince Umballah. pretender to the throne of Allaha. after Kathlyn has been beguiled ,rom her California home to Uia t mysterious, secluded principality hidden away in the jung.es of India. . To describe tne nature of the two rr^'bUteri? t?e wf.r ti*? ess be'to'des^oy^he Tnarm'of^nti^pation. i tar ? | of motion picture regulars. CUMMINS PLAN REJECTED BY SENATE COMMITTEE Adverse Report on Proposal to Sim plify Amendment of Constitution. The Senate committee on judiciary to day voted down Senator Cummins so called "open sate" resolutions which would p-ovide for an amendment to the Con stitution making it amendable by state action without initiative action In con gress. . The committee decided to report the resolution adversely after amending It in several particulars, when a favorable re port seemed likely to be ordered. As amended by the committee the resolu tion would have provifled. in addition to the present method of amending the Con stitution. that whenever the legislatures in sixteen states should have adopted res olution?" proposing any ;onstitutiona amendment and have certified it to the President of the United States the I resi dent should submit it to the aey?ral states, such an amendment to be valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified within five years by two-thirds or tne states, either by direct vote of the people or by the state legislatures. .. . Senator Cummins will make a minority report on the action of the committee, urging adoption by the Senate and sub mission to the states for ratification. SEEKS STATES' DEBTS DATA. Bepresentative Clark Asks Informa tion From Secretary HcAdoo. Representative Clark of Florida today introduced a resolution which provides that the Secretary of the Treasury shall investigate and report what amount of United States money was deposited with the treasurers of the various states In 1836 and what amount of this has been returned to the Treasury. He also is au thorized by the resolution to inform Con gress what effort lias been made to col lect the money due. In addition he Is asked for information concerning all disputes between the Treasury and the various states. If any exists, in relation to the money in ques tion. Straus-Guggenheim Nuptials. NEW YORK. January 12. ? Roger William Straus, son of Oscar Straus, former ambassador to Turkey, was married here today to Miss Gladys Eleanor Guggenheim, daughter of Dan iel Guggenheim, the wealthy copper mine owner. Miss Guggenheim Is eighteen years old and Mr. Straus twenty-one. Missing Brig Motley Beaches Port. MOBILE, Ala., January 12?The Amer ican brig MoUey, last of the fleet un accounted for since the gulf storm or Christmas day, has arrived safely at Tamplco. Mex., nine days overdue, ac cording to a cablegram received here today. Twenty Hurt in Collision. WATERVILL.E, Conn., January 12.? Twenty persons were injured tod^y in rear-end collision between two crowded trolley cars here. SULLIVAN MAY KNOW HIS FATE BY NIGHT! Refusing to Resign, He Awaits Next Move of Com missioners. Board in Session This Afternoon Discussing- Case of Deputy Fire Chief. ! Following: his failure today to comply with an informal request' of Commis sioner Siddons that he apply for retire ment, Andrew J. Sullivan, deputy fire chief, may know before nightfall what his action will cost him. The Commissioners went into session shortly after 'J o'clock to consider the case, and it is expected that they will make some announcement as to the con clusion reached later in tiie day. Sullivan "On the Job.'' The so-called ultimatum served upon the deputy chief gave him until this : morning to apply for a twenty-day fur- I lough and retirement. Sullivan was "on j the job" when the time limit expired. Although refusing to discuss the case, he expressed the hope that he would be in the fire department for many days to come. At the District building there were com paratively few developments. The prin j cipal one was a denial by Chief Wagner j of a statement published in a morning pa J per to the effect that he had charged j Battalion Chief Charles B. Proctor with I having instigated the investigation into ! the circumstances surrounding the trap ping of five firemen in the American Five and Ten Cent Store Company's fire De cember i!4. It was this investigation ! which resulted in Commissioner Siddons requesting Sullivan's resignation Misquoted, Says Chief. "I was misquoted in the article," said the chief. "I did not say that Battal ion Chief Proctor had instigated the investigation, but I did say that, with Proctor's knowledge, a petition has been in circulation among business j men requesting that the Commissioner j name Procto- to a higher position in ; the event I should retire.*' : Shortly after his arrival at the District building this morning, Chief Wagner was waited upon by a delegation of firemen who presented a petition signed by about 400 employes of the fire department, re i questing that the Sullivan case be re | opened. Only four of the firemen seen I at the thirty-five companies refused to | si n iue petition, and tiiese decuneu, it is j stated, l'i'f.iuse they were afmil such ! action might endanger their positions. Wagner Signs Petition. Chief Wagner attached his signature j to the petition and later presented it 1 to Commissioner Siddons. The latter i official discussed the case with Com missioner Newman early this morning and it was at this conference that a decision was reached to take the mat ter up formally at a board session dur- j ing the afternoon. Commissioner Sid- j dons would make no statement as to | what recommendations he might make i to the board. A meeting will be held in Berlin. Md., Tuesday by the Da--.' Enforcement I.eague ( for the purpose of taking steps to me- ? morialize the Maryland legislature to en- | ; act a law prohibiting the shipment of i | liquors into Worcester county. AFTER BRIEF REST Both Houses Go Into Session at Noon Fresh From Holi day Vacation. VARIETY OF SUBJECTS CALL FOR LEGISLATION Alaska Railway Bill Laid Before Senate as Unfinished Business. ?' Congress got back to work again today after a holiday play spell. In the House promptly at noon Speaker Clark rapped for order, and a similar scene was en acted In the Senate, with Vice Presiden* Marshall In the chair. Fresh from a vacation, which followed nine months of tariff and currency, meinhprs of both houses returned refreshed and ready for work at a new point in the dcmocrath administration. For the first time since President Wil son ordered the special session last April, Congress whh without the over shadowing influence of any single dominant issue such as tariff or cur rency reform to b?* fought out to ths exclusion of other business. Wide Range of Subjects. As a result, the work of the next few months in national legislative balls is expected to cover a wide range of sub jects. Anti-trust legislation remains as an important factor in President Wilson's legislative program that must be con sidered by Congress, but it will not dis place other important legislation, as did the bills for tariff and currency revisions. When Speaker Clark rapped for or I der there was far from a complete | membership of the House present, and the galleries were not well filled. Th? [only extraordinary feature was an un | usually large number of btils which I were dropped in the basket by the Speaker's desk. ; The members understood that the I District appropriation bill would be taken up immediately after the reading of the journal, and therefore members with other legislation to iress stayed away from the Capitol today. Few Present When Senate Opens. The Senate took up again its labors with hardly a score of senators on the floor when the Vice President called the body to order. Within a few min utes, however, a large majority of the senators mad* their appearance in the chamber, among them Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, who was for many weeks confined to his residence in Mas sachusetts by a serious illness, and who was in the Senate today for the first time since his recovery. A flood of bills and resolutions poured In. Among the bills introduced was that of Senator Norrls of Nebraska, which provides for the construction of a dam across the Potomac river above CiiaJn I bridge, for the purpose of increasing the water supply of the District and to ob i tain power for electric light and electric 1 power in the District. It was referred to ' the District committee without discussion. Commissioners- Report Received. j The report of the District Commisslon I ers on the activities of the office of the , auditor for the District was received bj ' the Senate. In accordance with noticc given tne Senate before the Christmas holiday^ Senator Thomas of Colorado addressed the Senate at length on a resolution in troduced by him, calling for the appoint ment of a commission to take part In an international conference on monetarj matters, with particular reference to SlAt 2 o'clock the Vice President laid be fore the Senate the unfinished business, which is tho Alaska ral.way bill. QUIZZES RAILROAD RELATIONS. , Representative Hinebaugh Asks for Report From Attorney General. Representative Hinebaugh, progressive, of Illinois, introduced two resolutions today. One of these directs the At torney General to report his opinion as to the legality of the relations exist ing between the Pennsylvan.a railroad, the Pennsylvania Company and the Bal timore and Ohio Rah road company. The other resolution asks for an in vestigation by the Interstate commerce ; commission into the relations ! the New York Central railroad and Its j subsidiary lines. Would Hold Radium Bearing Lands. Representative Foster of Illinois in troduced a Joint resolution to author ize the President to withdraw from entry public lands containing carnotite. pitchblende or other radium-bearing ma ' terials. Representative Foster, chair I man of the committee on mines and J mining, has been in communication with I Secretary of Interior L.ane, who has j recommended that the government i should have a greater control over the outtui: of radium and radium-bearing I ores. Profitable Gradation Over 65,000 Net. If you think it is profitable to pay for reach ing the remaining 12)4% use the other papers also. With The Evening and Sunday Star you reach over 90% of possible buyers in Wash ington. ^ . ?