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NUMBER 7691.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,420
Sixteen Pages.
he Watuttjjtan mm
House and Senate Members
Admit Factions Must Get
Together Soon.
Proposal Declared a Real Public
Service, as Better Feeling
Already Exists.
With Democratic control of the
Government less than sixty days
way, Republicans and Progressives
a Congress, looking toward the fu
ture, renewed their discussion today
ot the necessity for a "get together"
arraagement whereby all those who
were once militant Republicans, and
who are still protectionists, may re
claim their power.
The. suggestion of Frank A. Mun
sey lor an amalgamation of the two
parties, through a system of compro
mise and a change of name, has
focused attention upon the necessity
for action.
Peace Dove "Hovers Near.
This action may not come today or
tomorrow, out talk has been started.
Republicans and Progressives aro think'
Ins, and there Is already a more ami
cable feeling between the two factions.
Practically so member of the House
or Senate, "with the Interests of the
country at heart, denies that eventually
steps must be taken to bring the two
factions together. Amalgamation, they
s&y.'.ls Inevitable unless the Democrats
are to remain In power Indefinitely, al
though many legislators -take the view
tfct the merger will materialise a year
r tsiore in th future. Democratic
Isxrlslatlnn thev assert, -trill fore -few;
.JKUtttosewBo. were. roceOWhaWw
iKewettheless. everybody-Is agreed that
Mr; Monsey"hasrendered a public ser
Tlce in making his suggestion and that
it la going to wbmgiresuUs .eventually.
Tavor .National Convention.
George" jforrls. Senator-elect from
Hebraska," pointed out Democratic
blunders would avail nothing if the op
position to the Democratic party were
divided. To him the idea that Demo
cratic mistakes would work toward a
rehabilitation of the Republican party
sufficiently to make it dominant. again,
seemed absurd.
"Bomt Republicans fall to understand
they now have less than Half the
strength they had in former years when
the Democrats made mistakes," said
he. "Democratic mistakes might cost
them much and yet they would be able
to hold their supremacy."
The House of Representatives is filled
with men -who would like to enter such
a. national convention as Sir. Munsey
suggested. Most of them believe some
thing practical would grow from It:
others think the Idea must be permitted
to sink Into the minds of the rank and
file in both parties, after which the so
called leaders of the old Republicans
would be compelled to recognise the de
mand for action.
Bradley Favors Union.
"I don't believe the Republican or
ganization men will do anything until
they see new defections In their party."
said one of them today.
"Public opinion must compel them to
adopt the Idea. The belief these men
are leaders of the Republicans is ab
surd. Always they have been followers
with their ears to the ground. They
merely scent public opinion and try to
voice: lately their scent has been poor."
William O. Bradley Senator from Ken
tucky, a staunch Republican regular,
made the following comment:
"Of course. I am In favor of the con
solidation of the Republicans and the
Progressives, for without such consoli
dation the Democrats will continue mas
ters of the situation. I am in favor of
reasonable concessions from both sides,
but I do not think the Republican party
should change its name.
"xne opposiuon In the last election
,aJJ.nK.,,IOT S,wCiJ-t-.the-,,IJ.epu.V"can:SO("J-natured,man. She cried about it
rarty. but I believe was dlBttnctii- tn..i .. . .
.f,".1, a demonetraUon ,n favor
of Roosevelt.
Democrats Will Jorce Merger.
"Had Roosevelt been nominated In
Chicago on the platform adopted there.
I have no doubt he would have accepted
the nomination. I do not think tho
name of the Republican party should
be changed, as under that name It has
accomplished so many splendid things."
Representative Charles H. Slcan. Rep
resentative from Nebraska, a regular
Republican, said:
"I believe the Democratic partv will
eventually force a merser of Progres
sives fend Republicans. The situation
il work itself out after the country
has had a chance to analyze the legis
lation which the Democrats will pass."
E. Hayes, Representative from Cali
fornia, who is generally regarded as
(ConUnued en Fourth Page.)
Unsettled weather v. 1th rain tonight
or Sunday; colder Sunday.
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High tides. 10:50 a. m. and 11:05 p. m.
Low tides, 6 a. m. and 5:17 p. m.
Sun rises 7:27 Sun sets 5:05
Death Is Victor
Winner of the iog Marathon of The
Times-Hews, Who Died Yesterday.
Was Winner of First Times-
fIews Marathon, Held
in May, 1909.
Emory p. Enzor, winner of the first
Times-'ews Marathon, held In May
1909, land -well-known Washington ath
lete; died m the Memorial Hospital,
Richmond, Va., yesterdav. according to'
messages received .by friends In. this
city today.
IHr,, Enior'wii traveling auditor -for
Swift. A. Ca.tnrheri he vrnn striclrnn
" i i aa j i ai ill" ' i r i i -tw,w- --isas. i ill
wnjTSTaBtf nrn "nDirua Tit-1
Me-over "a -month ago. His relatives
live In Atlanta, Ga. which Is also -his
home. It Is expected the body wijl be
taken there today by a brother. Dr. R.
H. Enzor, of Atlanta.
Mr. Enzor" came to Washington a'bout
seven years ago to enter the employ of
Swift & Co., here He served In the
Washington agency of the packing con.
cern for more than five Tears, and was
then made traveling auditor, visiting
the company's offices and auditing ac
counts. During his stey in Washington Mr.
Enzor, who was Xwenty-elght yar
old, won a high .place In amateur ath
letics, first attracting wide publicity
as me winner 01 tne aiamona-studded
gold medal, presented to the man first
V?dJS5ille ',re in The T'nes-News
i..aim;. o wm iJiciiiutT ot U1B I
Y. M. C. A. and of the First Presbyter
Ian Church, here. He was a momber of
the T. M. C. A. team In the Marathon.
She Fell in Love With President,
But as She's Only Four, Mrs.
Taft Doesn't Mind.
The -President of the United States
today made an appointment to kiss a
young lady. Moreover, at 10 o'clock he
kept the engagement, the young lady.
Phyllis Wlstrand, the four-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Llljan Hartzler Wls
trand. of Lauder. Wyoming, being
prompt In reaching the executive of
fices. Several weeks ago Mrs. Wlstrand, her
daughter, and a party of friends went
through thp White House. Afterwards
the little girl decided that she must kiss
th. PpncMunt Vtj911.A all. 1trA h& twr
then wrote to the White House and
asked If her daughter's affectionate
wish could not be satisfied before they
go 2,000 miles to their home on a
Wyoming ranch. The President assent
ed readily enough.
Promptly this morning, the little girl,
under the care of her mother, arrived
at the 'White House.
"Did you want to kiss the President?"
a.sked "Tommy" Brahany.
"Oh, yes, sir. that Is what I came
for." she replied.
When, little Miss Wlstrand was usher
ed Into the President's office, prettily
dressed for this very special occasion,
the President smiled and picked her up '
In his arms. The much desired kiss was
implanted on tne President's cheek and
the joung lady, pleased beyond meas
ure, left in company with her mother.
CHRISTIANIA. Jan. 11 Hasty prep
paratlons were begun todny to send
a relief expedition to search for Otto
Sverdrup. tho Arctic explorer and big
game hunter, who. with a party of
sixteen, is belie cd to be lout In
The Sverdrup companv set out from
nere last Match in a mutir vessel,
to hunt walrus in northern Green
land. Nothing has since been heard from
them, and It has been learned 'hoy
never coiled at a station in south
Greenland, whleh was yuppusH to be
aratlons were begun today to send
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Manager of Ritz-Carlton
Frowns on Objections
of W. C. T. U.
Reformers Attack Society Matrons
for Puffing at Dainty
It's nobody's business who smokes
at the sensational dinners given by
Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbury, wealthy
Philadelphia society woman, in the
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, for Washington
and Philadelphia guests.
.This is the view of Manager ,H.
Bonner, of the hotel, In connection
with the formal protest of the Wom
en's Christian Temperance Union
against the fad introduced by Mrs.
Stotesbury, whose recent entertain
ments have startled society In Wash
ington and other cities.
Hostess Is Silent.
Mrs. Stotesbury herself has made no
comment or reply to the protest of
the W. a T. U. In Baltimore at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter
Brooks, tho Philadelphia society ma
tron is denying herself to reporters,
although it. Is said she may not have
received the communication sent out
bv Mrs. E." Flate, secretary of the
Philadelphia TV. C. T. U. 1
Mr. Bonner disclaims any knowl
edge of. the letter. On the other
hand, he makes "no secret of the
smoking, and he seems torthlnlc It Is
no"body'a business but' thatof the
smokers, not even his. "
Sure They Smoked,
3f.cauf ae. .'-wf omen nmokadatMrs. j
leahurT's-"3lnnfer.'' kardTfrTndnner.1
"There was ' riovrafeon" yrhyr they
shouldn't smoke if they wanted to.
The -ctgarettti were placed on the
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rubles as a -mutter of course.
"Women are permitted to smoke In
the dining rooms of the hotel If they
want to, and they will be permitted
to smoke at all times, so far as the
management Is concerned."
Mrs. Peacock! president of the Phila
delphia W. C. T. U.. objects to the
"The protest to Mrs. Stotesbury,
about allowing women guests at her en
tertainment to smoke was made be
cause of her position as a leader in so
ciety here." said Mrs. Peacock. "Re
ports were made by various members of
practice among women In society, and
jL was Mt that such a disgrace on our
Amirlran wnmanhnnA hntlM not hi
Wants Practice Stopped.
"We felt that If we could Influence
Mrs. Stotesbury as a leader In the
smart set. to frown on the practice at
her affaire, others would follow her
lead and remove this b'ot on our civil
ization. "Accounts of women smoking at the
dinner in the Ritz-Carlton were circu
lated broadcast, without any comment
condemning the disgrace. Tt Is bad
enough to have our young men destroy
ing their health and morals by this
icious practice, but the disgrace Is even
greater when our women adopt it."
"Why shouldn't we smoke, if we want
to?' asked a fashionable young matron
v ho was toid of the W. C. T. U protest.
"The women of all other countries do It.
And for that matter. It Is only about
three generations since the women of
this country smoked corncob pipes, and
nobody thought It was Improper. Clga
iLttes aren't going to hurt us."
Dr. Richardson Will
Examine Rockefeller
Dr Charles W. Richardson, a noted
throat specialist of this city, will con
duct an examination of William Rocke
feller late today or tomorrow at Miami,
Acting under orders ot the Pujo Money
trust committee to make a thorough ex
amination of the money king, who for
a long time evaded subpoena service ot
the committee's process s triers under
the plea that his health was bad. Dr.
Richardson wau scheduled to arrle at
Miami today to await the coming of
Rockefeller from Nassau.
The committee empowered him to ex
amine thoroughly the money king and
report back by telegraph whether or
not the subject's health Is Mich as to
prevent mm irom appearing uciore me
Money trust probers.
Dr. Richardson Is the specialist who
accompanied former President Rootfe
elt on many speaking tours through
the country, and he bears the repu
tation of being one of the most efficient
specialists in the United States.
Upon Dr. Richardson's findings will
depend the further action of the Pujo
committee on the subject of compelling
Rockefeller's attendance and testimony
at the probe.
Mrs. Guggenheim Loses
Her Suit for Divorce
CHICAGO, Jan. 11. Mrs. Grace Gug
ghenhelm Wahl today lost her suit to
have set aside her divorce decree from
William Guggenheim, New York mil
lionaire. The dcclson was handed down
by Judge Heard, of the circuit court.
The court's decision said that while
there was no doubt fraud had been
practiced on the court that granted the
decree, Mrs. Guggenheim could not ask
a court order setting aside the fraud of
ich sh MA feM voluntary party.
South Pole Discoverer, and Medal
Petticoat Cavalry in Suffrage
Parade Will Be Led, by
Skilled Squadron. -
A squadron of petticoat cavalry 'from
Virginia, composed, of many of theBest
horsewomen of that State and led by
Mrs. Moseby Coleman, daughter ot'.the
former dashing cavalry officer of Jibe
South, Gen. John'S. Moseby, ,wIU head
ho cavalry division of the waman'a
suffrage pageant on March 3, according
to announcements' made to official of
the'pageant at headquarters today.
Secpml.onbvin Interest to -this organi
sation ;wllt',be :&at'fromj2JeiYoYk'ciGv
rcirecntatfeeof-the dmanVwljfrasel
--. Biwc, riiu;(i -Trm come
bearing hundreds of silk banners with
inscriptions which have "been rallying
cries of woman suffragists for many
years. Word of the coming of this or
ganization was. received at suffrage
headquarters here today by long-distance
Announcement that tho Woman's Suf
frage Club or -Cincinnati, under the
leadership of Mrs. A. S. Hall, first or
ganization west of the Atlantic' slope
to request a place In the pageant, would
take part, was received late this, after
Biggest! Event of Kind.
These organizations, combined with
the Woman's Political Associations
from Connecticut, the cavalry women
from the District, 'tho delegations from
colleges, the pioneers, the home makers
and the organization of workers, in
dicate that the pageant will be the
largest undertaking of the kind ever
carried out, it Is declared. Officers at
suffrage headquarter? today are jubil
ant over the success which appears to
crown their efforts. Not only are the
women of the District coming forward
to assist in making tho pageant what
it should be artistically and as to num
bers, but the men, "prominent men
men high In the nation's councils, are
lending their aid to make the affair
worthy the city, 'the cause,' and the
time." was the declaration of Mrs.
I Helen H Gardener, chairman of the
preus committee today.
Jurists Aid Cause.
The names of Wendell Phillips Staf
ford, Justice of the District Supreme
t'ourf. Assistant United States District
Attorney Stanton C. Peelle, and Judge
William H. De Lacy, of the Juvenile
Court, were added to the list of those
associated with the advisory committee.
A long list Of Senators includes Senator
La Follette, Sutherland, Chamberlain,
orks. Bourne, Brlstow, and the Con
gressmen represented Include many of
those Intimately associated with the
"big things" which have been carried
out during the past few years. It Is
Commodore A. S. Moore Is taking an
active part In the work at suffrage
headquarters and Admiral Walnwrlght
hai Indicated his sympathy with the
parade, and is lending his support.
Swarthmote to Lead.
Svarthmore College will probably
lead the section of college women,
it is announced, that Institution hav
ing the r-onor of "right of the line,"
through having made first appll atlon
by means of a letter sent to "Miss
Alice Paul, chairman of the commit
tee on arrangements, by Mrs Ruth
Verlender. of Darby, Pa. Airs Ver
lender will have a large delegation
of fair collegians In her section, nil
clad In academic caps and flowing
Applications for positions In the mam
moth parade of the suffragists down
(Continued on Second Page )
Commons' Speaker Cannot Grant
Mrs. Forbes-Robertson Leave
to Speak.
LONDON. Jan. 11. The Right Hon.
James William Lowther. the speaker
of tho house of commons, has writ
ten a letter to Mrs. Forbes-Robertson'
who. as president of the Ac
tresses, Franchise League asked per
mission to appear at the bar of tho
house and plead the cause of woman
ftuffroge. In which he says that he
has no power cither to grant
or to withhold thin permission,
conferred bv a resolution nf ttm
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Green's Counsel -Will Insist
Thatilea of Guilty Be
Nathaniel Green, colored, alleged as
sailant of Mrs. Adelaide E. GranC who
was attacked Chrijtmas night, will be
placed on .trial for his life before Jus
tice Stafford. In Criminal Court No. 1
on Monday. i
Attorneys; George. H. Macdonald, and
Benjamin L. Gasklns, counsel for Green,
will insist that his plea of guilty be ac
cepted by the court. In the event ot
conviction the Jury has the right to
recommend capital punishment, but the
court couldlmprose only thirty years'
Imprisonment it tho plea of guilty is ac
cepted. Counsel for Green declare that in
their opinion their client is sane) and
that they will not offer a plea of insan
ity. If Mrs. Grant is called as a witness,
it Is understood that Justice .Staf
ford will probably order the court
room cleared in order to save her
from an embarrassing ordeal. Such ac
tion has been1 taken in the past, and, no
doubt, the Government prosecutors will
siggest that it be done If Mrs. Grant i
testifies. '
It Is anticipated that there will be
much difficulty In getting a Jury, be
cause of tho 'nature of the case. It Is
quite possible, that the taking of testi
mony will not begin before the middle
of the week.
United States Attorney Clarence R.
Wilson and his assistants., Harvey Given
und James M. Proctor, will represent
tne uovernnient in the trial.
Secretary MacVeagh Urges Meas
ure Providing for Payment
Without Delay.
Secretary of th Treasury MacVeagh
today sent to Congress a recommenda
tion for tho passage of a law that will
provide for the settlement of the pay
of any civil officer, clerk or employe of
the Federal Government, who may die
while In the service.
Under present practice In the case of
a Government employe who dies while
on the rolls. It Is necessary to await
administration before paying the bal
ance of salary due.
Secretary MacVeagh would have a
law whereby payment could be made
immediately without administration, to
widow or widower, children or other
legal heirs. In line of precedence, ae.
cording to tho State or municipal law
where such employe resided.
Some Money $375iOo,ooo.
Estimated colt ot Panama Canal cumplel!
Now most Interesting and Instruct le. Hest
reiched bv Southern Railway throuzh v
Orleans and Key West. Consult Agents, 70s
1 Uth st. and K F it N. W.
Awarded Him
Discoverer of South 'Pole
Will Be Presented With
Gold Medal Tonight.
Capt. Roald. Amurdsen spent a busy
day la Washington -today. His Program
t Included: visit-'to President Taft at
noon, which crowned tho official honors
which the. United States has to give
him In honor otitis attainment of the
South Pole. r
Captain Amundsen came to the "White
House with Minister H. H. Brvn. of
j Norway, andpald hti.respects to Rresi-
fas!iVPre!dent ' awriaated
him upon his work In the Antarctic and
wished hun sucdees upon, the drifting
voyage which he will attempt next year
in -the Arctic,- as a supplement to his
discovery of the northwest passage
soma years ago. .
Tne diaungmsnea explorer aiso cauea
upon Miss Jane Wilkes today at 'her
home, 814 Connecticut avenue nortn
west, to pay his respects to the daugh
ter of the United States naval officer
who. discovered .the .Antarctic conti
nent. Captain Wilkes was the first man
to come upon the land .across which
Captain Amundsen traveled last year
when he reached the southernmost point
of the world. ""
Besides the rail at the White House.
Captain Amundsen also received Minis
ter Bryn and attaches of the Nor
wegian legation at the Hotel Powhatan,
and was the guest of Gilbert H. Grosve
nor at luncheon "at his home on Eight
eenth street at 1 o'clock The guests
Included all the officials and board of
directors of the National Geographic
Captain 'Amundsen lectures at 4:30
o'clock this afternoon in the new Ma
sonic Temple, repeating hls narrative
dealing with Antarctic exploration of
last night.
He Is the guest of honor at the an
nual banauet of the National Geo
graphic Society In the N'jw, Wlllard to-
nignt. and will be presented the gold
medal of the society, the Jilchest honor
it can bestow, by Rear Admiral Robert
E. Peary, who went to the tip of the
world on the north. Just as Captain
Amundsen went to the opposite end
of the globe on the south.
Othr .Appointments in Service Left
Untouched After Executive
Republicans succeeded In getting two
confirmations through the Senate this
afternoon. As soon as the Senate met
at noon, senator Warren called atten
tion to the fact that It was necessary
to act on some of tho arm? nppoint-
TrHnt as Upll n nn V UnnAlntmnnts
and that In certain cases, if they were !
not acted on, the officers would Jie
forced out of th nrmr. Th. roi.i tvn I
an executive session, which lasted until
1 o'clock.
The Senate voted to confirm the ap
pointment of Brig. Gen. James B. Ale
shlre. to be major general, and the ap
pointment of Gen. George H. Torney
as surgeon general of the army. Other
a. ..A..IIIK. .A.f. n hii. f... . .1. '
army and navy appointments were notl
acted upon.
These two confirmations are tho only
ones which have thus far been made
ttlnce Congress opened with the excep
tion of tho postmaster at Concord.
N. H.
Hyaltsvllle's town council will meet
mis evening to lane action on the re-
vision ui iia uuiumoDiio laws, a new 1 gravest danger ot tne present flood
ordinance Is proposed which will revoke J stage along the Ohio river apepared to
the Powers of Charles A. Barr, the have passed today, despite the fact
town ballff. and Thomas Harrison, his that there was a steady fall of rain last
assistant. It is proposed to remove the night all along the river district from
ten-mlle-an-hour speed limit and' to en
trust the duties of enforcing new speed
regulations to a bicycle policemen.
Washington automobile owners are the
ones concerned.
Palm Beach, Miami, Cuba and Panama
Via Atlantic Coast Lino. Leave Wash
ington 6:3) p. m. All-steel electrlc-l'ght-cd
Pullmans. 3 other trains dally. Su
perior roadway. H06 New York ave. n.w.
Attorney Wilson Plans Pros
ecution of New Yorker Who
Withheld Testimony.
Fine and Jail Term Both Possible,
, According- to Statement of
House Probers.
George O. Henry, of Solomon &
Company, New York bankers, wko
refused to give to tke House Money
trust committee the names ot twenty-four
national bank officers wko
profited in a syndicate formed to
market stock of the California Pe
troleum Company, will be prosecuted
in the District Supreme Court oa a
misdemeanor charge.-
United States Attorney Clarence R.
Wllsen today received from Speaker
Champ Clark the certificate of re
fusal of Henry to answer the ques
tion, and the matter will be placed
before the grand jury early next
Jail Sentence Possible.
Sections 102, 108. andlM of the United
States statutes provide that the refusal
to answer pertinent questions Is a. mis
demeanor; punishable by both fine and
Imprisonment $100 " to ?1.0W fine and
from one month to one year In Jail.
Prosecutor Wilson stated today that
In all probability he win have only one
witness appear before the-grand-Jry,
probably Ch!rraaaPB4c af Out Mmer
ir ' in j. ii ii urn iiiifmsflu
ladlctmenr win. be returneOTS "IbM
cay that--tfte-niatter-iareferreaT tl
It was' pointed out by the Government
prosecutors today that there. la a par
allel case, and that prosecution foe the
refusal to answer pertinent questions
is possible. THe case ctted was that In
which Elverton R, Chapman, a New
Tork broker, was indicted by a Jury In
the District Supreme Court for ref using
to give the names of United State
Senators who were alleged to have had
dealings In sugar stocks.
Similar Case In 1894.
The Indictment was returned in ISA,
and Senator George Gray of Delaware,
chairman ot the investigating commit
tee, was the only witness appearing be
fore the grand Jury,
A demurrer was filed to the Indict
ment against Chapman, but it was
overruled by the court and Chapman
was convicted and given the mini
mum sentence. The case, was carried
to the United States Supreme Court
which sustained the lower court.
This procedure in the Chapman case
will be followed closely In the prose
cution of Henry, according to the
prcsecutors. The prosecutors would
not say what action would be taken
if Henry changed his mind and gave
the desired information to the Money
trust committee before the grand Jury
has acted.
Policeman and Watchman lear
Scene Did Not Hear
the Crash.
An unusually daring robbery was com
mitted early today by a thief who
smashed a plate glass window In the
Jewelry store of Samuel Mitchell. ICO
New York avenue northwest, and stole
articles valued at $100.
The glass was broken with a large
stone which was hurled with such force
that It cracked a pane on the opposite
side of the same window. A hole nearly
two feet In diameter was made in the
glass. The window was broken shoctly
atter 5 o clock.
Tnere Iaa a policeman on duty at
Fifteenth street and New York avenue
and albo a private watchman who pays
n.irtlrulnr attention tn th ntnrni In fh
block, but neither heard the noise.
The drug store of Joseph Franzoni. 627
Ppnnavlvflnla nvpnun nnrthwr.t wna
broken Into during the night and ran-'
sacked, but nothing stolen. Entrance
was gained by breaking the glass in
the rear window. The otore was en
tered several nights ago in the same
The tailor shop of Joseph Simon. 809
E street northwest, was broken into
during the night by smashing a glass In
tne ironi aoor ana torcmg the lock.
Clothing valued at J 10 was stolen.
WHEELING. W. Va.. Jan. 11. The
Pittsburgh south.
At 8 a. m. today the river stood at
thirty-seven feet, having fallen o-er
seven feet from the flood stage of forty
four feet four Inches at the same hour
yesterday. During the later hours of
the night the water had alien six Inches
an hour, and It was not believed last
night's rain would cause It to go higher
Railroads and street cars resumed
traffic today.
M If
Companies' Attorney Re
sents Question os Reflect
ing on E.E. Jordan.
Douglas denounce? Query j
"ScHrrilous" Md'Refases to
Withdraw His Criticise!.
"It's- ascurriless. qaestioH,." sfcevfe
ee; Charles A-'IXwglas, attenMjr;
the Issuance coapaBieev glarfa at
Engineer Commissioner JadfioB, dw-'
Ingl the healings today .before the
Hoase District CeaaMtee investigat
ing the Insurance coetroversy.
Mr. Douglas insisted that a qs-
tio nasked Richard H. Gdsboroegi,'
the witness, by Coaaalsslefier Jndeoa
was Intended io refect apes Eldridge
E. Jordan, who recently- negotiated
for the purchase of, the Montrose
Hotel property
Declines to Withdraw CriHciem.
Tae hearing partook of Its oM-ttaM
vigor during the clash between Mr.
Douglas, o councel for the'Ftot Xa
tlonal and Commercial Fire Insurance
companies, and the ComraIsiOBer;',t'rte
latter is regarded by the Isswance cm-,
panics as- being mainly respeaa&te 'for
the present investigation -which centers
aboutv the valuation of the Southera.
bulldteg. and Mr- Xoulaa later" de
clined to withdraw his, eritieisni C .
Commissioner jnSsoa'a &ms1o-Z "
tMr. GoMsberonch u trirflfrrih.M-"
nBg iae real estane vetoes tsttWM -sfl
Jt4reCrsAss Jmm7! sense.
BMsssBPisnnwriBf Mawn litis
UUte.3teUrasstlliitalLs6asstii. '",-:
:i yos tooc-jtHOK-7- asfctdtheC a-i ,
-Mill fssiPSL- this -BiTtir.
swa isr sbuhZ. toi. sso Hwuiiim woawsr.-r-paid
vaa. oalv- 11X360. and that M-.
mortgage on the property was 862.MIV
and that of the HI the sam of SII.JS
was left on mortgage and that it was
really a mortgage transaction .instead v
ox a cash transaction?- Did not Mr
Jordan practically bur the .option far
fuse, so that If the property went ny. ,
In value he might make money, awt
that If it went down he could net teee -
more than tlSJSBT"
Calls Question Saunlons?
"Mr. Chairman." Interposed Mr.
Douglas. hoUy, "I characterize that
question as scurrilous and hlghjy Im
proper and irrelevant. Mr: Judson Is.
injecting Into this bearing things In
tending to reflect upon Mr. Jordan and.
fo rno other intent. I mean to bring
that home to you."
Colonel Judson suavely said he meaatr
no reflection; that he wasn't sure of.
his own knowledge that the Montrose
Hotel transaction had been ot tbta
hcaracter, but that he was furnished
figures today by the assessor's office,
which led -him to ask. the question.
"Why didn't you ask Mr. Jordanr
He was on the stand yesterday?" asked
Mr. Douglas, still In wrathy mood.
"I didn't know about this yesterday
and I wasn't here."
Well, you should have been hers
and asked the question then. Instead,
of dragging this matter in here, ir
relevant as its Is, during the testimony
of Mr, Goldsborougb. I venture Mr.
Goldsborough doesn't know anything;
about the details of the Montrose Ho
tel transaction, except the report that
1 sold a he rate of $31 a foot."
"That Is al I know about it," said Mr.
"Mr. Douglas, you used the word
."scurrilous." Just now?" mildly sug
gested Chairman Johnson.
"Yes. and I think the question Is scur
rlllous." retorted Douglas. "I move It
be stricken from the record."
Will-Recall Jordan.
The committee took no action on this
suggestion, and Mr. Douglas asked the
committee to recall Mr. Jordan and
the president of the. Real Estate Trust
Company in order to obtain first-hand
information regarding the Montrose
sale, if that was to become a part of the
record. The committee probably will do
this, as Colonel Judson said be would
like to ask Mr. Jordan the question ha
put to Mr. Goldsborough.
Mr. Douglas said it was elemental law
that there was no relevancy In hypo
thetical questions unless they were to
be supported later by facts. The Jud
son question, he said, was to the effect
(Continued on Second Page.)
Met at noon.
Executive session to consider army ap
pointments. '
Democratic Senators caucus and decide
to stand by their guns blocking all
confirmations but army, navy, and
Mrs. Helen Pierce Gray puts Senator
Dixon and Secretary Fisher Into th
Ananias Club.
Archbald case considered In executive
Met at noon.
Filibuster on omnibus pension bill An
ally ended.
Debate begun on post offlce appropria
tion bill.
Insurance investigation continued.
Ways and Means Committee resumed
tariff hearings.
Congressman --Carlln and others asked
Agricultural Committee to give addi
tional appropriation to obtain pure
milk for Washington.
Deleation representing National Guard
requested Rules Committee to report
a special rula to bring up militia pay
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