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Rain and Warmer Tonight;
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NUMBER 7703.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,823
Sixteen Pages.
Last Edition
To Be Quizzed Privately Next Week
Redfield and Turtle Spar Ver
baily at Investigation By
House Board.
Booklets Sent Out Subject of
Rigid Questioning By Con
gressman. '
Congressman Redfield, persistent
cross-examiner, and Robert H. Tut
tie, of the firm of Tuttle, Wlghtman
& Dudley, Bparred for more than an
hour today regarding the promotion
literature of the First National Fire
Insurance Company, when the House
District Committee resumed its probe
of the insurance controversy.
Notwithstanding Mr. Tuttle'a re
peated denial that he knew the de
tails of the stock selling by mail of
the First National, Mr. Redfield
prodded the witness and found fault
with this paragraph and that in the
company's literature.
Asks Of Arrest.
With considerable severity, Mr. Rcd
fleld wanted to know if a Wisconsin
agent- had not been "arrested and fined"
for attempting to sell stock in that
State when the Commercial and First
National companies had not been reg
istered under the insurance laws of
Mr. Tuttle said he had never, heara
of such a thills', and Mr. Redfield. put
!Btojtlie record a letter from the In
earaScedepartiaentbr Wisconsin. stat
taC thaf the' incident had occurred. lie
explained that the laws 'or Wisconsin'
forbid the sale of stock ot companies
wfclch.have not taken out licenses under
the State laws.
Previous io the -opening- ot the hear-.
lag, C C Glover appeared at an execu
tive session of the investigating com
mittee, and. asked the privilege of mak
ing a formal reply to the charges made
b7 Congressman Sims, on the House
floor, that he, aior, had -unloaded"
Rock Creek Park on the Government
at personal profit to himself.
Takes Written Answer.
The committee took Mr. Glover's writ
ten answer under advisement, and will
determine later whether it is to go into
the record. The Glover-Sims contro
versy is but Incidental to the insurance
probe, but It already has had two alr-
ongressman Redfield today Interro
gated Mr. Tuttle at great length con
cerning the advertising the Commercial
and"rirst National companies have
placed during the progress ot the in
vestigation. "Does -the extent of your advertising
carry with the character of the testi
mony here?" he askea.
"Not at all." said Mr. Tuttle.
Mr. Tuttle said it was an accident, or
a coincidence, that a three-column ad
vertisement appeared on the day that
an insurance actuary testified.
"Was it an accident that a Southern
building advertisement appeared when
the building was under examination V
"Possibly not." said Mr. Tuttle. "The
advertising was done to show the pub
lic that there was nothing to fear about
the companies."
Tells of Advertisement.
Redfield wanted to know why an!
advertisement appeared, signed y an
Insurance examiner, on the same day
that the examiner testified Then. ui
said Mr. Tuttle was a mere coincidence
and part of the geenral advertising
policy of the companies.
Mr. Tuttle was asked concerning a
news Item In a PltUburgh Insurance pa-'
.. .h.nlit.ri,in h nrAm nmho i
v ..m7o 1 IZ,. ki" 1
as a political squaoble.
The witness said he was not rcspon-
slhle for tne ucm. out ini n naa Deen i
called to the attention of the Mock- ' law or i emulation governing the main
holders of the Commercial company. , ttnance und operation of public ve--.
...... ... -!l .. hlrlpH I the streeU. or for crime. If. In
3ir. Jieaiieio wirn ilok up ine pam-
phlet entitled, "To the owners of the j
First National." He wanted to know If i
there had been more than one edition. I
ir T.ittle was unable to sav but he!
?l 1 thnt n?,wTrh.n anvt rhn
denied that there had been any change i
ln the proepectus on a second edition- ,
If wiert: wo uiik
Congressman Redfield picked out
statements In the prospectus, which he
Intimatea were ratner opumisuc. ana
asked Mr. Tuttle If It was true that
rtock was apportioned among a
lected few" In each State. Mr. Tuttle I
thought so, but again explained that he ,
.at., ...M.k..r.11.. t...la I.a .liu.1. .ull
aia iiuk (itiDunBiij itaijw, cue sivia own
ing by mall.
"Did you turn down anybody who
w-anted slock?' asked Mr. Redfield.
Cannot Tells This.
"I could not say.
answered Mr. Tut-
'As a matter of fact, now, were the
subscribers to this stock limited to a
certain number In each State?"
"I think so."
"Hasn't the First National more than
2,009 stockholders, referred to In this
"I could not fay."
"ilTtta t It more than the selected
flfty-tie in Wisconsin?"
"I do not know."
Congressman Redfield put into the
record a mass of correspondence be
tween the companies and their out-of-town
agents In an attempt to show that
sonic companies which promised the
companies business had later with
drawn. Mr. Tuttle said the number of
agents who had withdrawn were small.
Minority Leader Mann "Gets
Even" for Dilatory Tactics
Employed Yesterday.
Republicans Flock to Aid of Illi
nois Member ,and Outlook
. Is Gloomy!
Filibustering against nothing In
particular, but in retaliation for the
obstructive tactics employed late
yesterday to prevent the considera
tion of the Lincoln memorial bill,
Congressman Mann, the Republican
floor leader, tied up the wheels of
legislation In the House this after
noon. Mr. Mann showed indignation yes
terday afternoon when Congressman
Garner prevented the passage of a
bill amending the reclamation law
and thus sidetracked the Lincoln
memorial bill, and the minority
leader came into the House today
with hlB fighting blood up.
Makes Good riis Promise.
The word was passed around on the
Republican side that Mr. Mann would
stage a filibuster that was a filibuster,
and the Republican leader made good.
The filibuster today prevented the
early consideration of the conference re
port on' the" loan-shark bill; which Con
gressman Direr was waiting to call uu.
and also precluded the transaction ofT"" ' -4
any ousinessvoy tne .House.
iMr, Main's-filibuster, la the result jot
bad feellngengendered last night when
the opponents of the Lincoln Memorial
bill adjourned the House without con
sideration of the measure.
Mr. Mann Is not understood to be par
ticularly Interested either In the mem
orial ulan or the reclamation bill, which
was talked to death In the House yes
terday, but he was Interested today In
showing. Congressman Garner and oth
ers how to conduct a genuine filibuster.
It is probable that the entire after
noon will be devoted to roll calls and
parliamentary skirmishes constituting
Mr. Mann's lesson in filibustering.
Commissioners Approve Mea
sure, Which Now Awaits the
Signature of President Taft.
The Commissioners today returned to
the President with their approval the
bill to amend the license laws by ro
quiring the driveis of all pass-cnger r-
, 1 hides for hire, with the exception of
employes of the street -railway coin-
I panles, to take out a license.
The bill, which has passtd the Sin-
ate and House, and Is now awaiting
the signature of the President, has long
'been urged by ilajor Sjlvestur. Super-
i Intendent of Police. It provides that
no license shall be lxsucd until an in-
l ;.;..lotl,.n nf tlii. character of thp ar.-
pjicjnt shall hae b-en made bv a ,
in.tnixr nf the MetruDolitan Polite
Authority Is given tlu- Commlslonen
" rcvoke tho license upon the convlc-
.ion 0f the licensee for iolutlon ol any
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comes disqualified or unfit to drive a
public ehlcle. he must show cause why .
his license shall not be revoked.
"be license ree provmen oy me bill
a 'ear Vchlcle8 wi" "-' '-Wired
,Q carrj. a nllmbcr COrref;ondtngjwltli
the number of the license itsutd to th
Senate Lining Up
I- f ft f 1 , 1 for the nlshurslt
"OP TaPITt rlOht'11"' Practice of
I Ul IUI III I lyill tnese cn.ck, for
Tlie first definite Information that the
lines are forming In the Senate to In-
I terfere with radical tariff revision In the-
' Wilson Administration cropped out to-
jav officers that checks deposited are O. Iv.
Senate high tariff Republican leaders A change In the manner of handling
have been hobnobbing with protection such mm, would. It Is declared. re
Democrats and have already begun to ult In considerable delay, and would
get results. These results are likely to apparently result In no advantage, to
spell a lot of trouble for the new Ad-' thf Government.
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Democrats have agreed to Join tho Re- Assistant (secretary or other official re
publicans In opposing any free list bill, jelvlng them, where record is made for
More than this. If there Is any serious .future uws
prospect of passing a free list bill, the ,
Sb,1bc,ii! ,eBrido.nwg,,,thrsr.C8rhey .Spanish King Frees
rn,M f t. nmtertlon IJemoeratH to he n i ' v
halt legislation ior a larmers iree usi
or any free list measure. In th's con
nertlon It Is of special interest that
hi. Um.A TDemnrr-HtH will endeavor to f
put meats and some of the promlslons
of common household use on the free
Citizens' Body Offers Its Aid, !f
Affair Is Placed Under Of
ficial Direction.
Believed Republicans Will Not
Stand in Way Unless Dem
ocrats Object.
The citizens' inaugural committee
this afternoon put the national in
augural reception plan squarely up
to Congress. The citizens preferred
aid in arranging the reception, under
Congressional direction. A resolu
tion is likely to be introduced in Con
gress before' night, calling for a
joint committee to arrange the re
ception. Indication this afternoon pointed
to an attempt on the part of certain
Senators to kill the use of the Capi
tol for the reception ceremony.
Fight Over Stands Aired.
The fight between the suffragettes
and the citizens' inaugural committee
over the reviewing stands for March 3
was aired at this afternoon's meeting.
It will be carried to Congrsss in the
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
As He Appeared at
Practice of Banking Receipts in
Own Names Forbidden By
Holuing that there is rn authority In
law for a disbursing clerk to place In
a bank, to hlh personal credit, receipts
uhlch come into his hands bv virtue
of hls 0icji nosltlon Comptroller of
tIle Treasury Traccwcll handed down
deci,Ion todav. nracticallv forbidding
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k uihcit ior uu- imim ucp.n m.,,,.
The Comptroller holds that even
tbousli these receipts may be made by
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- ur "ran. .uiu are buuj lu ,-
fundment. they should be shown and
iirrleil In official accounts with the
ITroasuier or the I'nlted States.
i Th.- collection and accounting by the
c hicf disbursing clerk of the Interior
Department or tnt receipts on account
of privileges in national parks and foi
making tests of mine explosives by the
liureiu of Mines, weie the subject of a
-,,.,.,.. i. ..,, f m. ,.,., ...tine ifn
tors who examined tho disbursing clerks
ofilco In this report It was set forth
that the disbursing officer carried pcr-
nonal accounts fur these sums In two
Washington banks, a practice of twenty
,.ears' standing, and the accounting offl-
ecru recommended the ndvlsabllltv of
having these deposits made In
trnment depository.
Secretary of tho interior F'shcr re
diiested a decision from the Comptrol
ler on to whether it would be proper
utr iiie MiaiiurmilK uiuuer iu t.uinitiu-
years In depositing
collection. Such prac
tice. It was nolnted out. exDed'ted busl-
ness. The checks are for privileges In
,.-N;il''9"a.LPa.T!: f ,"","
Department can not act on applications
until the local bank notifies department
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Political Prisoners
MADRID. Jan. 3. King Alfonso XIII
today granted full amnesty to all po
imfiM onenaero.
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Member of Firm of J. Pierpont
Morgan Company Declares
They Are Necessary.
Admits That 'Young Men" in
Trust Company' Were Sev
enty Years of Age.
"Voting trusts" to control banks
as defenses against unscrupulous
Wall Street promoters were praised
today in the Money trust Inquiry by
H. P. DaviBon, partner of J. P. Mor
gan & Co.
Attorney Untermyer confronted
Davison with a list of the "young
men" whom Davison said, had organ
ized the Bankers' Trust Company.
Included were men seventy years of
"You thought you 'were all" so
young that you needed protection, by
a voting trust, from promoters of the
Miami, Fls., Where Washington Throat Specialist Examined Him For the Money Trust Com mittee.
Street?" Untermyer asked, ironically.
"We felt we did," he replied, laugh,
"One of them was George W. Per
kins; was he one who felt he needed
"Yes," Davison said, smiling.
In an effort to close the Money trust
investigation tomorrow, the Pujo com
mittee today had a half-dozen mllllon
"alre bankers and brokers under sub
poena. Friction In the committee over the
efforts of "William Rockefeller's atter
ncy, John Gafver, and physician. Dr.
Walter F. Chappell, to prevent exam
ination of the millionaire upon the plea
of endangering his life, were apparently
removed today. Unless court proceed
ings, hinted at by Attorney Garver, are
resorted to. Rockefeller will be private
ly quizzed by Chairman Pujo and At
torney Tntermjer next week, as the
last witness of the Inquiry.
How the Money Trust operated in
Boston und Chicago wsh- the specific
line of ln estimation promised today
with legnrd to partnership In stock
promotion enterprises of J. Pierpont
.Morgan & Co.
Awaiting examination were two Mor
gan paEtncis, Ji. P. Davison and
Thomas W. I.amont.
Other witnesses ready to testify were
President F I.. Hlne. of the First Na
tional Rank, of New York, und Gcorgo
"onal ItanK. or kcw om. una ucorgo
J "aker- r ,.8on ' f Morgans active
succesor In finance,
Jami-H B Forcan, president of the
First National Hank of Chicago, Is a
prospective witness tomorrow.
Rayner Eulogies on
Washington's Birthday
On motion of Senator Smith, of
Marjluml, the Senate today (Ued Feb
ruary 22 as the time for exercises In
memory of Senator Rayner. It was the
Intention to hold them February IS. but
the exercises for Vice President Sher
man will be on that date.
Rain and warmer tonight: Friday rain,
colder In afternoon or night.
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2 p. m 40 I 2 p. m
Sun lises 7:23 I Sun sets 5.18
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Low tides 2.M a. m.; J:67 p. m.
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Officer of Eighteenth Infantry
Honored By Congress for
Gallantry In Action.
A itiedal of honor was presented to
Capt. Joscphus S. Cecil, Eighteenth In
fantry. U. S. A., by President Taft in
the executive offices at 1 o'clock to
day. The Congressional medal was voted
to Captain Cecil December 27. 1312. for
distinguished gallantry In action at Rud
Djo, Jolo, Philippine Islands. Captain
Cecil was then a first lieutenant In the
Nineteenth Infantry. In an action oc
curring March 7. 1306, when the Amer
icans were chasing one of the numer
ous bands of Moros on Jolo, Captain
Cecil, with a party of volunteers, ran
ahead of the line and, from an exposed
position, poured a very effective fire
Into the enemy. The official statement
of his action is.
"On this occasion Captain Cecil vol
untarily advanced with olunteers fioni
his company to a most exposed point
In advance of the line in plain view,
and within twenty-live or thlity ards,
of the enemy, from which point lie kent
un a most effective lire during the ad
vance of the assaulting line. '
Captain Cecil, who Is on duty with
his regiment at Fort Mackenzie, Wjo.,
arrived In Washington yesterday to re
ceive the decoration.
Kaiser's Third Son
Is Pneumonia Victim
BERLIN, Jan 23. Prince Adelbert,
third son of the Kaiser. Is seriously III
with pneumonia, complicated by an at
tack of measles. It was stated today
that a consultation of speciulUtg had
been called, but that tho prince's rn
coery was confidently expected. Ho
Is twenty-eight ears old
It was said that tho Illness or tho
prince might interfere to some extent
with the festlUtlcn planned In celebra
tion of the Kaiser's fifty-fourth birth
day on January -T.
More Magnificent Than Ever.
Mardl Uras this year piomlses to ecllpso
all former efforts. Go to New Orleans,
Mobile or Pensacola. Use tho through
service of the Southern Railway. Choice
Mobile or Pensucola.
of Routes. Reduced fares. Talk It over
with Agents at 705 ISth St. and 90S V St.
N. W. Advt.
Takes Action, She Says, for
Sake of Harmony in Ranks
of Congressional Club.
Mrs. Claude A. Swanson, wife of Sen
ator Swanson of Virginia, today with
drew as a candidate for the presidency
of the Congressional Club. In her no
tice to the secretary of the organiza
tion, Mrs. Swanon says that she takes
this uctlon "In the interests of friend
ship and harmony in a club which is
purely a social organization and on
account of what she believes to be the
best way to prevent a possible faction
al contest."
Mrs. Swanson was nominated a can
didate for the presidency at the pri
maries held yeMcnlaj. Mrs. Duncan
U. Fletcher, wife of Senator Fletcher
of Florida, being the opposing candi
date. Mrs. Swanson's withdrawal is a
keen disappointment to her friends, it
is declared, us she had undertaken to
become a candidate only at their earn
est solicitation. Ttie election will he
held February 3.
! Rains Bring Gloom to
Homeless in Flood
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. Jan. 3. An all
night rain halted the fall in the Ohio
river today, and promise of a con
tinued downpour brought gloom to the
hundreds of families who have been
driven out of their homes for nearly
two weeks. Where the Wabash river
empties Into the Ohio, near Shaw nee
town, and along the entire length of
the Wabash In Indiana and Illinois,
the most serious Hood conditions pre
vailed. Appeals for help hae been received
by tho relief committee today.
There seemed to be more suffering
than ever The steamer Hopkins went
up thu river today with food, and fuel
for Grandvlew and Unterprls-o.
German Army Flyer
Meets Death in Fail
IJHRL1N. Jan. 3. L:eut. Otto Schleg
rl, an arm aviator today was Instantly
killed In in aeroplane accident near
llurs In Prubxlu. Ills mllltnry blplnn
taKing a snurp curve, encountered an
adverse current nnd collapsed, shoot-
I lug to earth before the aviator could
Intake a move.
President-elect Will Haye Opportunity to Con
firm or Reject Cuno H. Rudolph and Capt
James F. Oyster, Taft's Appointees.
To President-elect Wilson will be put the question,
"Do you personally want to appoint the two District Com
missioners?" and upon his answer depends what action
Democrats of the House, and Senate will take on, the nom
inations sent to the Capitol yesterday by President Taft
The nominations of Commissioner Rudolph to suc
ceed himself and Capt James F. Oyster to succeed General
Johnston, have'been referred to the Senate District Com
mittee. In executive session, the Democratic members sug
gested that if Governor Wilson does not desire fcTname the
Commissioners, it might be arranged to let President Taffs
nominations go through.
Commissioner Rudolph and Captain Oyster called at the
White House today to thank the President for the honor
. shown them. Neither ventured an opinion regarding the
action of the Senate.
iu&r- Two;.mass-;jntinjtovg of f,
tonight At the ffatioriai Theater this.afternoon and again,
at the old Masonic Temple tonight, representative citizens
will gather to discuss plans for forcing the.confTrmations.
A subject of much discussion in connection witi the appoInteat of
'Captain Oyster, a Democrat, is what effect the appointment by FresMest
Taft will nave on his fate if the appointment is" not confirmed and the
matter of naming Commissioners is placed in the hands of Governor
So far as known there is no personal opposition to Captain Oyster
beyond what was manifested when the question of his appointment was
still undetermined, and President Taft was trying to get both sides ot
the case.
Says Interests Are Seeking
Passage of Free Sugar Bill
for Selfish Purposes.
Charging that the sugar retitiners,
for selfish purposes, are attempting to
obtain the passage of a free sugar
bill. Congressman Broussard, of Louis
iana, today Introduced a resolution de-m-anriinir
a Concresslonal Investigation
iof tho activities vof a committee which
he says is neaaea oy .rranK v. uiwp,
of the Federal Sugar Refining Com
pany. . ...
Mr. Broussard asks that the House
Rules Committee start an investigation
of the activities of the refiners, which,
he says, are not n the Interest of tho
public, as alleged, hut In the interest
of the refiners.
Accompanying the resolution Is a
statement by Mr. Broussard. an anti
free sugar Democrat, which reads. In
M resolution Is Intended to expose
to the American people tho fight the
.,.ir i-niir nrp todav wafrlnsr to
, put sugar on the free list, not as they ;
would nave It appeur in uie imcrcoi
nf th. American people but to ben
fit themselves financially, and give
themselves a throttle hold on the
American market. In a nut shell, here
Is the situation.
"Frank C. Lowry, head of the sales
department of the Federal Sugar Re
fining Company, creates, on paper
nnlv. a o-called wholesale srocery-
mens' committee, the object and aim !
of which Is to get free sugar Racked
by tho all-Insplrtng tnio oi'tne com
mittee which has never had?a meet
ing; which has never had any dues
from membership, and which Is
financed by the Federal Sugar Re
fining Company. Mr. Lowry Is taking
an active part In legislation declar
ing himself to be? moved solely by
the needs of the American consumer
Indians Elect
"Fisher" Councilmen
A full slate of councilmen favorable
to Secretary Fisher's attitude on the
question of Osage oil lands, was elected
to office todav bv- the Osage Indians,
according to dispatches to the Interior
Same As Goethals.
Unless further opposition develops,
Captain Oyster will be in the same
position as Colonel Goethals, whose
proposed appointment as ciril gover
nor of Panama was opposed, not .be
cause of personal oposition, but be
cause of personal opposition, but be
civil government is a matter over which
Governor "Wilson should exercise con
trol. If Governor Wilson should appoint
Captain Oyster there is little doubt
expressed regarding his speedy confir
mation. Republicans Fight.
At the meeting of the Senate Dis
trict Committee, the Republican leaders
declared. they did not purpose having
the Democrats being the arbiters of
what Republican appointments shall be
The discussion left the Commis
sioners no nearer confirmation, and
there was nothing in the situation today
to warrant serious belief that con
firmation was likely, though there 14
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
Senate met 'at noon.
No progress made toward confirmation
of District Commissioners.
Charles Mooney testifies before Clapp
committee as to Standard Oil letters.
filatter of use of Capitol for Inaugural
reception still undetermined.
February 22 fixed for exercises In mem.
ory of Senator Rayner.
Resolution passed for use of District
court house building for Fifth Mary
land Regiment at inauguration time
is adopted.
The House met at noon.
Congressman Mann, started a filibuster.
The loan shark bill conference report
was delayed.
The Insurance Investigation was re
The tariff hearings, money trust lnves.
tlgation, and shipping trust investiga
tion were continued.
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