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mwaxup Unsettled Tonight, Thurs day Warmer. NUMBER 7090. Yesterday' Circulation, 51,183 "WASHINGTON, "WEDNESDAY EVENING, 3IAY 24, 1911. Sixteen Pages PEICE ONE CENT. TEST VOTE OF FOES OF BAILEY s ,Tifgr-7-T;J'T'g"T,y ffiteTKMifitat Last Edition DIAZ READY TO QUIT; AIDES PUN TO CO WITH HIM I Gets New Post 4 4 i WOMAN SHOT DOWN BY HER HUSBAND IN OFFICE BUILDING Mrs. Gertrude MacDonald of 928 I Street Northwest, Victim ; Tragedy Takes Place" in the Colorado. BOARD OE TRADE SOON TO UNFURL INSURGENT FLAC FAVORS MERCER "Two Score Interviews Taken at Random Presented by The Times. 'BIG MAJORITY FOR CHANGE INDICATED (At Special Meeting Tomorrow Evening Rank and File Will Cast Ballots. If the sentiment of more than two score members of the Board of Trade, expressed through The Wash ington Times today, can be taken as a reliable Indication of sentiment among the 700 or 800 members of the the Chamber of Commerce and the organization, the actual merger of the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade is at hand. The special meeting of the board, called to give the rank and file a chance to vote on consolidation, will be held at the New Willard tomor row night For the purpose of presenting a forecast of the board's action, The Times today obtained statements from more than forty members, and Is publishing them herewith. Taken at Random. The preponderance of sentiment In fa vor of the merger Is startling, and, in view of the fact that the members ap proached were taken at random from the published list without previous knowledge of how they stood on the merger question. It is pretty safe to assume that the proportion of those who favor consolidation runs -about tb, same through, the entire membership- The meeting tomorrow evening has been called for the special purpose of voting on the merger proposal. It fol lows a special meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, at which consolidation was Indorsed and a committee author ized to co-operate with a committee from the Board on merger plans. The unofficial poll of members of both sides, conducted by the Sleman commit tee a month ago, showed a big majori ty for consolidation. The Times' inter views, published today, indicate that sentiment for merger has been growing In the meantime. Favorable action by the Board of Trade is therefore antici pated. Encouraging Feature. One of the encouraging features of the merger situation is the strong sentiment In favor of It among tho directors of the Board of Trade. Directors who are known to favor consolidation, and who have indicated willingness to work for It, are as follows: S. W. Woodward. W. A. H. Church. Milton E. Ailes. William F. Gude. Edward H. Droop. Arthur C. Moses. Ralph W. Lee. G. TV. F, SwartzelL D. S. Porter. Scott C. Bone. John L. Weaver. D. J. Callahan. E. C. Brandenburg. E. C. Graham. W. T. Galllher. J. Miller Kenyon. The directors understood to be fore most in opposition to the merger are as follows: J. Louis Wlllige. TV. H. Saunders. John Joy Edson. Frank E. Gibson. J H. Small, Jr. George H. Harries. TBe small minority of the directors of the board opposed to consolidation has been mustering Its forces for a vigorous flght tomorrow night, but friends of the merger have also been busy. As a result it is expected the meeting will be one of the largest ever held by tho association. What They Say. The merger interviews obtained by The Times today follow: Henry ' B. F. Macfarland There Is every reason for the merger. There Is none against It. Knox's View of Plan. William S. Knox I favor the proposed merger, provided the new organization, whatever it may be called, has incor porated in its constitution the purposes for which the Chamber of Commerce was organized The old Business Men's Association was formed In protest against the Inactivity of the Board of Trade in behalf of the commercial and Industrial Interests of the city. If the new body does not propose to take care (Continued on Twelfth Page.) WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Unsettled tonight; Thursday fair with rising temperature. TEMPERATURE. AFFLECK'S 8 a. m 68 9 a. m g 10 a. m '0 11 a, m 71 12 noon............ U. S. BUREAU. 8 a. m 62 9 a. m 62 10 a. m 64 11 a. ra 61 12 noon 69 1 p. m 71 2 p. :n 72 1 p. m. . 2 p. in SO TIDE TABLE. Today High tide, 4:22 a. m. and 4:63 P- m.; low tide, 10:07 a. m. and 11:13 p. in. Tomorrow High tide. 6:13 a. m. and 6:47 p. m.: low tide. 12 a. m. SUN TABLE. Sun rises 4:37 I Sun sets.. 7:16 C & O. Mountain and Springs Resorts at 2,000 to 3,000 feet elevation. Reached in three and half to seven and half hours from Washington. Call at C. & O. Ry Offices, 1339 F st., or 513 Penna Ave. tor descriptive folders and booklets. -AAvU . Members of His Military Staff Ask War Depart ment for Leave. RESIGNATION IS EXPECTED TODAY Capital Preparing Welcome for Madero New Cabinet Announced. MEXICO CITY. May 24. That President Diaz's resignation may be expected at any minute was made apparent today when it was announc ed that members of his staff have asked the war department to relieve them from duty. It is supposed they ask to be relieved In order to ac company the aged President when he quits his palace and It Is presumed that this request for relief means that the aged ruler has about com pleted his plans for departure. It also is rumored here today that Congressmen Larandjo, Orel, and Lo zano will accompany the President away from this city without asking the permission of congress. Wants to Leave. This comes on the heels of a story to the effect that Rosendo Pineda, an ther member, yesterday asked permis sion to leave the country with the President. Students today are preparing mani festations applauding Diaz for his de cision to resign, and these will be spread broadcast when the actual an nouncement of the resignation Is made. At the same tune the political clubs are making elaborate plans lor the recep tion of Madero, Much of the comment today Is on tho statement Issued by De la Barra, in which he paid a high tribute to the army, which he declares merits the con fidence of the new government. New Cabinet. Minister de la Barra announced to the correspondent of The Times today the members of the new cabinet. Dr. Vasquez Gomez, who was at the head of the Insurgent Junta in Washing ton, will bo minister of education; Emello Vasquez Gomez, a lawyer of prominence, will be minister of interior; Rafael Hernandez, congressman and lawyer, personal envoy of Diaz in the peace negotiations, minister of Justice; Ernesto Madero, uncle of Franclseo and treasurer of the insurgents, minister of finance; General Rasclon, minister of war. General Rasclon is a fighter and holds the reptuatlon of bravery in the highest degree attained in the French invasion when ho fought with Diaz. For a half century he has been recognized as one of the bravest men in the army. He rose from tho ranks. Fomenta Manuel Calcro, a lawyer, will be minister of communications and either Ignatlo Gallndo or Ignacio Bas tllos will be civil engineer. Ready for Oath. The members of the ad interim cab inet will be here Friday for instructions preparatory to taking the oath. It will be administered by the present assist ant secretary of foreign affairs. Victor ano Salado Alvarez, who surrenders of fice to Bartolomoe Carbajal y Rosas, the new assistant secretary. It is believed today, while the resig nation of Diaz may come at any time, that it is indefinite, although the pas sage of the family, including Diaz his wife, Mrs. Ignacio de la Torro, Por flrlo Diaz, Jr., and the family of Mrs. Ellzaga, Mrs. Diaz's sister, is booked on the Tplranga, of the Hamburg American line, sailing May 31. Diaz 19 booked as Porflrio Diaz, a military man. Silent on Dates. The present cabinet in quitting will present their resignations to de la Bar ra for transmission to the President be fore his resignation, but the officials de cline to disclose the dates. It Is believed they are undecided because of the ac tivities of the rebels everywhere, es pecially on the National railway, south of San Lul Potosl. They forced the routing of the southbound passengers via Aquascallentes under threat of destroying the train In the event traffic was attempted. The rebels derailed the Mexican railway passenger train near Apozaco. ' The passengers were unin jured, but the company were warned not to attempt repairs and that such efforts would be futile because they were de termined Diaz should not pass en route to Vera Cruz. The presidential train is standard gauge, and the Mexican is the only road of this, gauge to Vera Cruz. The leader of the band said he would not allow Diaz to pass. Federal telegraph and cable lines are Interrupted to Vera Cruz. Gates to Appear First A In House Steel Inquiry John W. Gates, the spectacular financier and race track patron of New York, will be the first witness to ap pear before the House Steel Investigat ing Committee. It was announced to day that Mr. Gates had been originally ordered to appear before the committee next Wednesday; that upon his pro testations that he had planned to sail for Europe on that day, the -committee agreed to begin questioning Mr. Gates next Saturday. Mr. Gates will be questioned with par ticular regard to the manner in which the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company was acquired by the United States Steel Corporation. Members of the commit tee are authority for the statement that Mr. Gates Is the man who fixed up the deal which 'enabled this big one to go through with the approval of President Roosevelt lUllV v tf'' "".' " w.;'v "" CallllK?''' 'llllllllllllllllllw 3 SSSSSSSK?HflflBSSSHBBSSSSSSSBi v&l (Kv!HnfMLv 11 toS &&& VtvVBflBwPf liflillllfllitltfBH Vv'k'bV ySSMimmlllUiiUilllHb'fi-i" mLVSSSSYPVrMfllfffHutffHRr-iBBSSSSSSB I ivttSSSSStf I iMn fSSIf tnjiiH&& SSSSSSSSSSS1 I VwllWtflJmmwiiw JiUllllllB kbiiiiiiiisiiihiIbbshBjiiiiiiiiiiiib hsUHHiOsiRsbHbiBjIIIIIIIIIIIH JOHN JJ. WILK1K, Warned Today By President Taft As Head of Customs Agents. TAFT WILL APPOINT AS HEAO OF Secret Service Chief to Have Dual Post, With Enlarg ed Powers and Pay. Following the reorganization and Im provement of the special agents' branch of thp Customs Service by Chlf "Wllkie, of the Secret Service, President Taft to day announced the appointment of Mr. Wllkie as chief of the customs agents, and to allow him to continue as chief of the Secret Service as well. The sal ary of the new position Is W.E00 a year. In other words, the President proposes to combine the Secret Service and tho customs special agents under the one head. Looking about for an available man, ttte President decided that he could make no better selection than Chief Wllkie, who has worked wonders In the reorganization of the special agents. Chief Wllkie has been doing tho com bined work, anyway, for some time, without the actual appointment and without the Increased compensation. Chief Wllkie for the past six months has been engaged in cleaning out the dead wood in tho customs service, so far as its special agents are concerned. The work came naturally to him, as these agents perform somewhat similar duties to those of the Secret Service sleuths. The President has been so well pleased with the work of Chief Wllkie that he determined to have him continue it un der a permanent arrangement and the announcement was made today that the chief will possess a dual title In future. Clara Barton Regains Health and Strength Miss Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and now president of the First Aid Society, has almost completely recovered from the severe illness with which she suffered last winter. Her age ninety years added gravity to the illness. It was said today at Red Cross, Miss Barton's home at Glen Echo, Md., that her improvement had been steady and that she has practically regained her normal strength. She works every day, and is driven about in a carriage sev eral times -e week. It Is very probable that Miss Barton will make her usual trip to New Eng land for the summer. L DICK, ATHLETE, AT Former Central High School Sprinter Unconscious Mother Goes 4o Him. ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21. Will Dick, of Washington, a student at the University of Michigan and a well known college athlete, lies unconscious today in the University Hospital from an injury received while training seve ral days ago. His condition is serious. Physicians attending Dick regard the case as most unusual. Dick, who was the half-mile interscholastlc champion of the District when he was a student at Central High School, was running on the college track last week, when he strained one of the muscles of the stomach. A swelling? developed, and his condition became rapidly worse.. He lost consciousness, ana last night a dispatch was sent to the young man's mother, Mrs. Mildred Dick, of Washington, who Is understood to have left immediately for Ann Arbor. Dick is one of the prominent athletes of the college, and the track team had depended upon him to win a number of points in the Intercollegiate meets this year. ; . WILKIE TOMS AGENTS n. RT MICHIGAN Open Revolt Against Demo cratic Leadership in Senate Near. ALLIANCE PLANNED WITH REPUBLICANS Progressives of Both Parties Aimi to Join Forces in Many Instances. By JUDSON C. WELLIVER. The red flag of Democratic Insurg ency Is about to be raised to the peak. The new progressives are get ting organized for a determined flght against the Bailey-Martin leadership. Ever since the opening of the extra session, the new progressive Demo crats have been chafing under the re straints imposed by the traditions of regularity and tradition. Seniority especially has got on their nerves. They don't want to wait till they are veteranB before taking an active part Neither do they enjoy following a leadership of which they believe the hand is the hand of Martin, but the voice is the voice of Bailey. Want Line Drawn. To develop a distinct line of cleavage between the two Democratic factions, is to be the first effort. The progressive Democrats want to be known as a dis tinct political body. Just as the Republi can progressives are. They want the country to understand that they are not trailing, but protesting. They yearn for alliance, on many matters, with the Republican insurgents; and from leaders of Insurgency they hive, received a- tursncci . hau If they &.. to w-.fit.r-ato they will be welcomed. Ever since the contest over selection of a Democratic leader the flame has been smoldering, occaslonaal Incidents serving to fan it Into momentary blaze. The Lorlmer performance of the Dem ocrats has brought matters to & crisis. The progressive Democrats wanted to support the La Follette resolution for an Investigation by a special committee of five new Senators named In the reso lution. Their leading spirits counted on eighteen progressive Democrats to take this position. Bitter Opposition. But the Bailey-Martin group was bit terly opposed to the La Follette resolu tion, for two reasons. First. Mr. Bailey's championship of tho Lorlmer cause; and second, the sensibilities o' Senators Paynter, Johnston of Alabama, and Fletcher, who were Democratic mem bers of the Committee on Privileges and Elections last session, and participated In the whitewash. Senator Johnston de clared to his friends that if the Lorlmer investigation were referred to any other body than Privileges and Elections, he would esteem it a mortal affront, and be compelled to resign. Mr. Bailey, It is alleged, frankly In dicated that if the case were sent to a special committee, it would be construed as a repudiation of the committeemen who participated in the former inves tigation, and would enable Ollte James to tour Kentucky, with his candidacy for Senator against Paynter, announc ing that the Senate had repudiated Paynter. As the James-paynter contest In Kentucky will be decided by a prim ary on July 1, this was a very serious consideration with Senator Paynter and his friends. Fervent personal appeals by friends of Johnston and Paynter embarrassed some of the men who had wished to support the La Follette resolution. However, the Balley-Martln group were worried to the extent of aban doning" their plan to hold a caucus and commit the party strength to support the plan for another Investi gation by Privileges and Elections. The Alternative. As an alternative to this, the Martin plan was gotten up. It was approved by the steering committee, but not submitted to a caucus. The Martin plan was Just the same as the Dilling ham plan, except that it provided for investigation by the full committee instead of a subcommittee. The full committee is supposed to stand nine to six In favor of Lorlmer. The rea son alleged, for giving the matter to the full committee, as Martin's resolution proposed, was that the full committee would have power to pun ish contumacious witnesses, which a subcommittee would not have. The progressive Democrats were not at all satisfied with the Martin proposal, and at a conference prepared a tentative plan of their own. It looked to a com promise resolution, which they thought would enable them to form an alliance with the progressive Republicans. This compromise proposed that the case be Investigated -by a special committee comnosed of members 1 of the Privileges and Elections Committee, thus avoiding the repudiation of tnat committee; but that the subcommittee should be named In the resolution and be composed en tirely of men who did not serve on last session's subcommittee. Personnel of Committee. On this basis, if a committee of Ave, It would consist of Dillingham, Suther land, and Kenyon, Republicans; Kern and Lea, Democrats. Of these five, only two TMr- members of the last Senate, and none of the former subcommittee. Dillingham voted for Lorlmer, Suther land against him; but report is that Dlllngham Is less disposed this time to support Lorlmer, because" of the devel opment of hostile sentiment in Vermont. The progressive Democrats, with this plan In hand, approached the Insurgent Republicans, who are all anti-Lorimer, .(Continued OQ-Faja Thirteen,), Awaiting Verdict i5MBJMSMSjBWSBBJSMBJ AfMBSSSsVSJRHBjSSSSSSSSSSSSSll "V ABSllSllSllSllSllSllKIBIU'" && fyQdlf i1" BllSllSllsi ShBSbSE? '!ur2 rSSBBSttflSSMHl llsllsB ' -'saflssllsllsVBH I SSSSSv A BBSBBSaKSSBiSSSBSMNBSn I CHARLES W. MORSE, Banker In Atlanta Prison, Whose Par- don Is In President's Hands Today. TAET IS DECIDING CASES OF Ml MORSE TODAY Pardon Matters Get First At tention on Return to Capital. President Taft returned this, morning from New York, and at once took np the - T3 id Vor- p-. . Jin ca jC, jihd t.-io appointment of the four Federal judges to vacancies caused by resignations and deaths. At 11 o'clock the Cabinet convened, and plunged at onco Into the work of reviewing the President's action In these two Important matters. Attorney Gen eral Wickersham, who also returned to day, was consulted. It was originally announced that the twp famous pardon cases would be set tled and the decisions made public last Saturday. The enforced absence of the Attorney General coupled wit lithe trip of Mr. Taft to New York yesterday, caused the President to defer final con sideration until today. The four Judgeship appointments are to be settled as soon as possible. One Is on the First circuit, and was caused by tho death of Judge Lowell. The other three are district Judgeships. One of these is in South Carolina, another in Arkansas, and the third Is in South Dakota. To Ask Congress for Paper Trust Inquiry Informal talk was afloat in Finance Committee circles today that an ef fort would be made to have an in vestigation by Congress of the In ternational Paper Company, common ly known as the Paper trust. This talk has been stirred up by the reve lations of John Norris, representing newspaper publishers of the country, concerning the grip the alleged trust has on the paper business. Mr. Norris continued before the committee today and completed his argument. He opposed the Root amendment to the reciprocity agree ment, and said it woujd Indefinitely postpone free paper and pulp. He illustrated the grip the trust had on the publishers of newspapers by say ing that one leading publisher would have to pay $700,000 more a year be cause he had to msjee new contracts. Senate to Meet at Noon, Despite Heyburn - - Having abandoned, at least tem porarily, the plan of meeting at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Senate convened today at noon. "When Senator Borah late yesterday moved to meet at noon today even Senator Bailey, author of the 2 o'clock Idea, voted in the affirmative. Sena tor Heyburn. who makes a habit of opposing his colleague- was the only 'Senator to oppoon the motion, and looked about il surprise when he iouna mat ne , .a aione in noiamg out for the 2 o'evek sessions. It was found that Senators were no more punctual at 2 o'clock than they had been at noon. IN CONGRESS -TODAY SENATE. Senate met at noon. Finance Committee continued the reci procity hearings. Talk of Paper trust investigation. Senate passed snow and Ice removal bill. Secretary Knox heard by Foreign Rela tions Committee on Honduran loan. Lorlmer investigation probably -will be ordered this aiternoon. White House Callers. SENATORS. Cummins, Iowa. Cullom, III. REPRESENTATIVES. Hinds, Me, Cannon, 111. Hardy. Tex. Aiken, S. C. Howell, Utah. Calder. N. Y. OTHER CALLERS. FormerOovernor Murphy, New Jersey. Former Governor Herrlck, Ohio. Gen. John C. Black. , B. R. Colei, Upholsterer, Ph. IS. 6S1S. 1 "NOBODY'S BUSINESS WHY I DID IT," ALL ASSAILANT WILL SAY Mrs. Gertrude MacDonald, of 928 I street northwest, was shot and prohahly fatally wounded by her husband, Edward MacDonald, in one of the corridors on the fifth floor of the Colorado building, Fourteenth and G streets northwest, at o'clock this afternoon. Mt3. MacDonald was shot three times, two of the bul lets penetrating the right side of her head. She was un conscious when the ambulance from the Emergency Hos pital arrived. At the hospital the doctors say the woman has but a slight chance to live. MacDonald was taken Into custody by Policeman W. J. Creamer and declined to make any statement telling the policeman that It was nobody's business why he had shot his wife. He even declined to reveal his identity, but his name was learned through Mrs. Margaret Billop, a sister of Mrs. MacDonald, who was wait ing on the first floor of the building at the time the shooting occurred. When Mrs. Billop told the policeman her sister's name, MacDonald at tempted to break away from the officer apparently Intending to attack his sister-in-law. Creamer, however, managed to restrain MacDonald. ACCUSED BY SISTER-IN-LAW. Pointing her linger at MacDonald, Mrs. Billop said: "You are the cause of all this, and you alone are. responsible. There has i ben nothing but troubUv t-vtr sinp you have been in tho family. "Shut up." yelled MacDonald. making another effort to get at his sistcr-ln-law. "Why in Hell do you want to make a fool out of yourself and tell every body our buslncs." Standing directly. In front of her sis ter's husband, arid pointing her finger at him, Mrs. Billop said: "You are the man who murdered her. Shot your own wife three times." "You bet I did' replied MacDonald. moving toward her In a threatening manner until he was pulled back by tho policeman, "and I did because of you." Mrs. Bishop said that her brother-in-law had made the statement because she had Induced her sister to leave him and come and live with her. Says He lured Wife. "I would not let him beat her," she said. "He got her up on the ninth floor of this building today on the pretext ot making a settlement with her. so that she would go back and live with him. Instead of that he killed her." "I will see you hang for this and do what I can to bring it along." said Mrs. "You bet I will hang, and I'll hang be cause of you." said MacDonald In a surly manner. He would not give his name to the po lice and to queries concerning his act he asked: RICHMOND ELOPERS - ARE MARRIED HERE Young Pair, Aided by Bride's Chum, Leave Virginia Capital Early in Morning. Miss Myrtle M. Turner, a nretty miss of eighteen, slipped away from Richmond, Va.. at 3 o'clock this morning with Roland W. Jenkins, aged twenty-two. and was married to him here by the Rev. John Reld Shannon at 330 C street northwest. Miss Olive Webster, a com panion of the bride, came along with them. It was Miss Webster, In fact, who made the early morning departure easy for Mr. Jenkins and his' bride. She lives at 1015 East Clayton street, where Mr. Jenkins lives, and had Miss Turner spend the night with her. Thus they got away without observation. As soon as they got to Washington, they went to the St. James Hotel, where the young women rested, Mr. Jenkins getting the license and arranging for the Rev. Mr. Shannon to perforti the ceremony. After the marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins and Miss Webster drove about for a little while In an automobile. They will go back to Richmond this evening. They said there was no objection to their marriage except that the bride'3 mother hated to give her up. Her grandmother and aunt, they said, were in the .secret. Mr. Jenkins is a sales man for the American Tobacco Com pany. Chinese Arrested on Opium Selling Charge Tong Wah and Ah Fong, Chinese were t.i..n tr Dnllcn C.rwirt thin mornlne bv Pharmacy InspectorlBanders, who caused their arrest early thise morning on charges of having violated the pharma cy law by selling opium. Tftey were taken to the Sixth precinct shortly af- y mMnlcrht and rlAasd for their appearance in court on $150 collateral. "What business is that of yours?" The shooting caused great excitement among the hundreds of employes in the big office building., all of whom,. at tracted by the sound of the shots, left their work and hurried to the fifth floor, where Mrs. MacDonald was lying on the floor In the hallway. MacDonald Unconcerned. MacDonald made no effort to escape after the shooting. Lemuel Fugitt. who has an office on the same floor was the first to reach the corridor, after the shooting. MacDonald was standing over his wife's body with the revolver In his hand. A. H. Weber arrived a moment later. "What's the matter," asked Mr. Wber. "Oh. nothing." replied MacDonald, In an unconcerned way. Mrs. Billop became so hysterical after her argument with her brother-in-law that she was unable to make any state ment regarding the events leading up to the tragedy. Later Mrs. Billop recovered her com posure, and said that MacDonald is not employed at the present time, and that he and his wife had been separated. It Is not known how MacDonald hap pened to meet his wfe in the office building. Several persons told the police that he was seen to go into the building after the woman had entered, and for that reason it is believed he followed her. MacDonald and his wife were seen about three, minutes before the shooting took place standing near the elevator shaft, and apparently engaged in earn est conversation. INGHAM u AND ICE BILL PASSES Cold Weather Measure Goes Through Senate Without Raising a Smile. The Senate today busied itself with the passage of the Dillingham bill for the removal of snow and Ice from the paved sidewalks of the District. The bill was passed without opposition and without anybody cracking a smile. In fact. Senators seemed to feel It was a relief to turn to the consideration of such a cool subject. Senator Chamberlain asked about no tice to non-residents, but Senator Dil lingham said this was provided for by general law. The bill was passed to change the name of Fort place from Seventeenth to Eighteenth streets northeast to Ir ving street. Indications that the Sunday obser vance bill has struck a hard snag were given when Senator Johnston asked that the bill be considered and Senator Smoqt objected. Senator Smoot said that h had received a number of letters ob jecting to the bill and he desired to look Into it. Senator Johnston said the opponents of the bill had full opportunity to be heard before the committee. Senator Smoot, however, insisted on his objec tion and the bill went over. No Hope for Recovery of Dr. Frederick Power Because he is growing continually weaker, no hope is entertained for the recovery of the Rev. Frederick D. ' Po.ver, pastor of the Vermont Avenue Christian Church. Reports from his bedside today are to the effect that everv hour-1 marked by a weakened rhvslcal condition. His relatives have been advised that the hour of death cannot be fax diatanU DILL NOW - . . . , I uvi-a :-,&h..