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Unsettled and Colder To
night; Tuesday Fair.
NUMBER 6997. Yesterday's Circulation, 46,424 WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1911.
Fourteen Pages
Member of House From
Maine Succumbs to
me gives
Pneumonia. Victim
Fighting to Save Property of the Indians
Body Will Be Taken to Alfred, Me.,
on Special By Committee
of Colleagues.
Representative Amos Lawrence
Allen, of the First Congressional
district of Maine, died at bis home,
200 A street southeast, at 2 o'clock
this morning of pneumonia. Repre
sentative Allen had been ill for less
than a week. He was nearly seventy-four
years of age.
With the legislator at the time of
his death were his son. Dr. Edwin
H Allen, of Boston, Mass., and his
daughter, Miss Laura E. Allen.
Another son, Herbert L. Allen, of
Dalton, Mass., is the only other
member of the family who survives
Representative Allen. Mrs. Allen
died here in March, 1900.
Illness Brief.
Representee Allen took a severe cold
a week ago. It developed into grip the
following: day. Three days aso Mr.
Allen became rapidly worse. A diagnosis
showed that the grip had developed Into
On Wednesday Dr. Edwin Allen was
Bent for. and he arrived here Thursday.
Thursday and Friday RepresentatU e
Allen showed signs of Improvement, and
on Saturday he continually asked how
the filibuster in the House was progress-
lnp. saturaay nigm ma luuuiuuu ..-
steadily worse, and hope for his recov
ery was abandoned.
The sergeant-at-arms of the House
was notified today, and ho will be In
charge of the funeral arrangements.
The body will be taken to Alfred. Me.,
Mr. Allen's home, for funeral service
and interment. xt.th
The services will be held in the Meth
odist Episcopal Church there on Thurs
daj A committee will be delegated by
the Speaker of the House to accompany
the body to Maine on a special train.
Born in Maine.
Representative Allen was born in
Waterboro. York county. Maine; March
37 1S37. After attending the common
school he entered Whltestown Seminary
in Whltestown. N Y.. and later Bovv
doln College. Maine, from which he
graduated in I860.
He studied law in Alfred. Mc. and
also attended the Columbian Law School
?n Washington. He was admitted .the
bar of York county in 1S66 He was a
Eke wssssws
special examiner in the Pension Office
and 1 theS rved a term of two years 1n
the Maine Legislature.
Reed's Secretary.
During the Ffty-first. Fifty-fourth,
and Fifty-fifth Congresses he was pri
vate secretary to Speaker Thomas B.
Reed, and In November. 1S99. he was
elected to succeed Mr. Reed, who had
resigned the office of Representative
rrom the First Maine district. He was
""ed to the FKty-heventh Mfty
c ghth. Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Con
gresses and re-elected to the Sixty-first,
receiving 18.K87 votes to 16,615 for John
I Scates. Democrat.
Representative Allen, was a delegate-at-large
from Maine to the National
Republican convention in St. Louis in
1896 and was a member of the commit
tee on resolutions at the convention.
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Representative of First Congressional
District of Maine, Whose Career
Has Been Ended by Death.
B. & O. Traffic Tied Up
Near Halpine, Md., This
Four men were serlouslv scalded and
portions of a Baltimore and Ohio engine
blown fifty feet from the track whoa, a.
boiler erpioded a a train t: unloads!
cars was climbing the lica grade near
Halpine, Md., this morning about i
So terrific was the shock that parts
of the heav track rails diieitlv under
the onsine were torn from position. One
of the Injured men was hit with a pie.e
of metal. It is feaicd his skull is frac
tured. Anothri was thrown to the ground
and sustained injuries to his head and
body Two others wore Flightly burned
about the hands and fa'-c.
Halpine is about elglu miles from
Washington, and a short distance fioni
Kensington, Sid. It is on the Metro
politan bianch, which runs thiough
Takoma Puik, Terra Cotta, and Rock
vllle, on to Washington Junction, where
the turn is made to the westward.
At 10 o'clock traffic was still blocked
on the lint-. An express train due in
Washington at 0.40 this morning from
the West was held uo on a siding a
mile north ot the accident. The expiess
was backed to Washington Junction,
and enteied Washington by way of Bal
timoie. A second train, a local from Gaithers
burg and way stations, uas held up.
There were a hundred or more coin
muterh emploed In the Government de
partments and local business estab
lishments on hoard. The local was held
on a siding at Rockville station for an
hour or more.
Early reports of the accident reached
Washington about 7:30 o'clock, and be
cause of the inaccessibility of the place,
it was" an hour before details could be
obtained, even by the railroad olllciais.
Until these came It was rumored that
the express uhiih was due In Washing
ton at 6.40 o'clock, had been wiecked
and a number ot persons killed. Yard
master Carr hrst heard of the affair
from one of the uninjured trainmen who
rushed to a telephone at the home of
Geary Fisher, at Halpine. The train
man said merely, "Train wrecked at
Halpine, Md.," and hung up the phone.
Mr. Kishei was within sight of the
accident, when It occurred, and realizing
that anxietj would be felt here if de
tails were not known, he called Yard
master Carr and described the accident.
While the cause of the explosion of
the engine's boiler has not been deter
mined, it is thought that the water
was low when the engine reached about
half way of the Trade, and that It gave
out because of the heavy pull up hill
and on cv tracks.
Before itwas learned definitely that It
was not the express that had been
wrecked Mr. Carr sent a score of local
nurses and physicians to the scene on
the same special that carried the wreck
ing crew.
B. R. Coles, Upliol. Ph. M. 6316.-Advt.
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Alexandria Banker, Accused
of Grand Larceny, Ap
pears In Person.
Health of President of Defunct
Banking Concern Shows Much
C Jones Rixey, president of the
defunct Virginia Safe Deposit and
Trust Corporation, today appeared
in person before the corporation
, court of Alexandria and save bond
!of $40,000 for his appearance on the
first day of the March term of that
Mr. Rixey answered to eight in
dictments returned against him by a
special grand jury appointed at the
solicitation of the commonwealth's
attorney last month and he was re
quired to furnish $5,000 bond on each
of these indictments. The corpora
tion court will start its March term
on March 13.
Not Able to Appear.
The bondsmen of Mr. Rixey were
Bernard Barbour, T. M. Rixey, and E.
W. Stearns. Since the failure of the
trust corporation, Rlxey's health has
been in a precarious state, and his
counsel stated that he was unable to be
In court when the grand jury reported.
He was placed In custody of his attor
neys, James R. Caton, of Alexandria,
and John L. Jeffries, of Norfolk. Va.
Mr. Rixey returned from Norfolk to
Washington last week. He had spent
the past few weeks In that city, it is
said, on advice of his physician.
The Indictments returned charged
Rixey specifically with grand larceny
of &0.0O0 on one count and contained
four-counts cHcrglnEhi.iwwlth mtfidng
raise statements regarding the condi
tion of his bank to the State bank ex
aminer and three accused him of mak
ing false entries on the books of the
bank. , , ,
The accounts of the bank are still In
the hands of receivers who are going
over the books of the institution and
its seven branches In various smaller
town-, of Virginia.
Senate Printing Bill
Is Reported Favorably
The Committee on Printing of the
Senate made a favorable report today
on the Smoot bill, amending the laws
as to public printing and binding and
as to the distribution of public doc
uments. This is the bill recently Introduced by
Senator Smoot which has caused much
uneasiness and disturbance among some
of the printers In the Government em
ploy. The phase of the bill which pro
poses to put power presses In the Bu
reau of Engraving and Printing, has
caused a storm of objection. As re
ported the bill is modflod In numer
ous details, but in no essential particu
lars from the form In which it was
first Introduced
Senate Committee
Takes Up Reciprocity
The Senate Finance Committee, in
accordance with the arrangement
made Saturday, began hearings on the
Canadian reciprocity agreement this
morning. The hearings will continue
through Tuesday.
John Strange, of Wisconsin, who Is
Interested in the manufacture of
paper in thit State, appeared before
the committee to make a strong pro
test against the agreement.
This afternoon the committee heard
protests from the lumber Interests,
fish Interests, and others opposed to
the agreement
Civil Suit Is Dismissed;
Contempt Case Goes On
The civil suit, involving difficulties
between the Bucks Stove and Range
Company, of St. Louis, and the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, was dismissed
by the Supreme Court of the United
States this afternoon, on the ground
that the Issue had been settled out of
court, and it was a "moot case."
The decision had nothing to do with
the criminal cases in wnich Samuel
Gompers, John Mitchell, .and Frank
Morrison are charged with contempt.
reat Mystery Story And
-? i.L4&.."'i1 &oJ&rt& rfiSn.
Mrs. H. P. Grey Alleges
Final Looting of Red
Men Is On.
"Snakes" Said to Be In Appropria
tion Bill Now In Con
ference. With charges that the Indian ap
propriation bill and other Indian
measures have been for years, and
arc now being, manipulated by pri
vate interests, rapacious attorneys
and grasping speculators, for the
purpose of getting the property of
the Indians, Mrs. Helen Pierce Grey
today made a nmarkable statement
concerning some Indian affairs of
the present and recent past
The Indian appropriation bill of
this session has become the subject
of bitter controversy between House
and Senate conferees.
Conferees Disagree.
The bill passed the House December
12, and the Senate January 26. It had
been In conference ever since, until
Thursday. February 16, when the con
ferees reported a disagreement.
The House conferees refused to ac
cept a large number of Items that the
Senate had affixed to the bill. Mrs.
Grey has for years been lighting against
somo of these provisions, and she Is
making every effort to Induce the
House to stand by its conferees. For
years a student of Indian affairs, a
resident n the Indian country, and a
bitter proteatant against the methods
of managing Indian affairs, she believes
a crisis has at last been reached in
which it must soon be. decided whether
anything a- HirTK'to "oc left toh
Indians or their vast properties, and
whether these properties are to be
turned over to various Interests that,
she alleges, have long been plotting
to get them.
Mrs. Grey declares that various in
terests are trying to get Indian anJ
public lands at Inadequate prices: that
millions of acres of valuable lands in
many Western States will be tak"n
away from the Indians and from nub
ile control if this legislation passes; that
members of the committees in charge of
the measure generally confess their lack
of qualifying knowledge about Indian
affairs; and that, unless the pending
legislation is subjected to close analysis
and understanding scrutiny, the estate
of the Indians will be looted of vast
fortunes, which will largely go to the
pockets of designing manipulators.
If the half of Mrs. Grey's charges are
worthy of consideration, it would ap
pear that an immense number of Jobs,
carefully framed in past years, are be
ing pushed to consummation, to the
detriment of the public Interest and cf
the Indians as well.
Making Them Independent.
For a decade It has been the general
policy of the Indian administration to
end the Government's trusteeship for
the Indians; to dispose of the properties
of the tribes, turn the proceeds over to
the Indians, dissolve tribal relations,
and turn the Indians loose, in the hope
that they may be absorbed into the body
of the community instead of going on
forever, wards of the Government, pau
perized, looted and prevented' from be
coming useful citizens.
To this end a policy of educating the
aborigines, of developing schools, teach
ing agriculture and trades, has been
pressed, in tho hope of equipping the
Indians for the new relation in which it
is proposed to place them.
There are by the new census about
304,000 Indians in the United States
more than when Columbus discovered
America, acco. ding to the best author
ities. These Indians are probably tne
richest people In the world, taken as a
whole; "yet I believe." declares Mrs.
Grev, "that the diseases of which they
are dying are largely due to starvation.
The Government is the trustee and ad
ministrator of the vast properties of the
Indians. Speculators and manipulators
have for three generations been after
the wealth of the Indians their lands.
(Continued on Third Page.)
JStAt.i. v"V-1aJlj"lffiti; KUj&ti'.'- VW
Is Js Js
JTxyy.Hm3 J ? EW&Mk 37P a
i Wtmm '"' ', ' yt HHKSRMHHn
Who Charges Efforts Are Being Made
to Rob the
jrEndsi Bifbuster- and Paves Way-foraage
of All Appropriation Bills.
Hold-up Explained.
After a filibuster which lasted from Friday forenoon till early this
afternoon, the House has adopted a rule which permits the passage of
the remaining appropriation bills under suspension of rules.
Legislative leaders in both housses have received assurances that an
extra session can be avoided if the appropriation bills can be passed In
the eleven days remaining of this session. The rule adopted this after
noon is expected to accomplish this end.
The rule makes every day till the session "s end a suspension day. It
provides that any bill may .pass, on a two-thirds vote, with only forty
minutes' debate.
Under this the big appropriation bills will pass, without opportunity
for real examination or debate.
And thereby hangs the explanation
of the Jlllbuster which began in the
House Friday forenoon.
Stand-patters want no extra session
because they want no reciprocity. In
surgents want no extra session be
cause they are mot ready to show
their hands on the combined issue of
reciprocity and tariff revision. Demo
crats want no extra session because
they want time to prepare themselves
for general consideration of the tariff,
which will be forced upon them with
out opportunity for that preparation,
if an extra session is called.
So It falls out that a vast majority
in Congress has political as well as
personal reasons for opposing an ex
tra session. Against all these ele
ments. President Taft has steadfastly
persisted that ho would call an extra
session unless a vote were reached
on reciprocity.
Today organization Republican lead
ers In both houses quietly circulated the
assurance that the President had been
brought to see that an extra session
was undesirable. They gave out the
assurance that If the appropriation bills
got through no extra session would e
"Other considerations' they said, had
sti-epA "&
., x&Jty
By Private Interests and Speculators
Red Men.
"convinced the President that it would
be unwise" to call the new Congress
in extra session at this time.
Mystery Is Cleared.
A ast deal of mystery has surround
ed the filibuster which began on Frtrta
morning and kept the House In almost
continual session until today. The ex
planation can now be given.
Under the reorganized rules and the
pressure of general Insurgency, the
Cannon organization has lost control of
the House. With the session entt"'
Its last days, the leaders realized that
they could not command the votes to
adopt the usual rule of the closing
days, providing that a majority Instead
of a two-thirds vote may suspend the
rules. Such a rule. In the present con
gestion of business, Is absolutely neces
sary ir the great appropriation bills are
to be passed before March 4 and a spe
cial session avoided.
The last six days of each session are
suspension days; a motion to suspend
the rules Is always In order, and under
suspension debate is limited to forty
minutes, when the previous question
may be demanded. But. while the mo
tion to suspend is !n order at all times,
(Continued on Second Page.)
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Only Two Changes In Sen
ate From the House
Special Meeting of Senate District
Committee Held to Take
With the session of Congress draw
ing to a close, at a time when the
outlook has been generally consid-
iered unsatisfactory for teachers' re
tirement legislation, a new turn to
the situation was given today by the
action of the Senate District Com
mittee. That body held a meeting and au
thorized Senator Burkett to make a
report on the teachers' retirement
bill with amendments.
Modified In Two Particulars.
The bill, as the Senate committee
oidered it reported, was modified in
o important particulars from the
measure which Is now pending before
the House. In the first place, the pro
vision was stricken from the bill which
would use tuition fees of non-resident
pupils for a part of the permanent re
tirement fund.
In the second place the provision was
stricken out which would make the
General Government responsible for a.
part of the annuity fund. This provi
sion is the one In the House bill which
says there shall be placed to the credit
of the annuity fund by '"the Commis
sioners each year a sum equal to m
per cent of the annual appropriation for
teachers' salaries. This would be pay
able half out of the District revenues
and half out of the Treasury.
.. V'i. -viyJ WU
p 'Vith the-ui "two pt'ivtelnir rtjiefcen.
h.- mo cn mattwin sttcr respects
It standi in tho House.
The sources of revenue are:
Gfts, donatons. bequests, etc.
Any unused balance of retlrment fund
at end of each fiscal year.
Unused balance of teachers' salaries at
end of each fiscal year.
One per cent of salaries for first ten
ears of teaching; 1 per cent for from
ten to twenty years of service, and 2
per cent for twenty or more vearu nf
Teachers are benefited as follows:
Teachers who have taueht thirtv
years, fifteen of which have been In the
District of Columbia public schools.
Teachers who have taught twenty-five
years In the District of Columbia pub
lic scnoois.
Teachers who have taught twenty
(Continued on Second Page.)
Senate District Committee reports
teachers' retirement bill.
Senate Finance Committee begins hear
ings on Canadian reciprocity agree
ment. Senate discusses direct election of Sen
Eulogies In memory of Senators Daniel
and Mctnery begin at 2:30.
Smoot bill overruling printing laws Is
By adoption of a gag rule suspending
all rules Tor the remainder of the
session the House ended the long
filibuster of the omnibus claims bill
this afternoon.
The claims bill carrying only seven;
more claims and not Including the
French spoliation claims was then
passed by two-thirds vote.
The House disagreed to the Senate
amendment to the District of Co
lumbia appropriation bill and it was
sent to conference for a third time.
Under the rule adopted todav all bills
passed during the remainder of the
session must receive a two-third
vote and can consume but forty
mlnutes debate each.
White House Callers.
Bailey, Tex. Beverldge. Ind.
Curtis, Kan. Bradley, Ky.
Smith, Iowa. Coles, N. C.
Slemp, Va. Klnkead. Neb.
Steenerson. VVis. O'Connel. Miss.
Davidson. "Wis.
Secretary Ballinger.
Former Senator Hemenway of Indiana.
Frank B. Kellogg.
John W. Garrett, of Maryland.
Former Representative Grosvenor of
Governor Locke of the Choctaw Indians.
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