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Governor's"" Assistant in New
Jersey Coming to White
House as Confidential Aide.
Successor to Hiiles Long Inti
mate With Affairs of -His
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 3. President-elect
Wilson today named
JosephP. Tumulty to be his secre
tary when he assumes the Presi
dency. Mr. Tumulty is now Gov
ernor 'Wilson's secretary, having
served him in the governor's office.
" As secretary to the President, Mr.
Tumulty will succeed Charles D.
The position is considered one of
the most important outside of the
Cabinet. The appointment is the
first one announced by Mr. Wilson
as President-elect
The Announcement was definitely
made by Governor Wilson personally
this noon- Alter saying- to the news
paper correspondents, "1 want to tell
you gentlemen that Tumulty Is to be
ray secretary," -Governor Wilson eald:
I am greatly gratified that Tumulty
has consented to assume the duties."
Tumulty was Wilson's secretary from
the time the latter assumed the office
ofvgovernor two years ago until No
vember i, when he resigned to become
clerk of the State supreme court, to
which position he was appointed by the
governor Since election he has dis
charged the duties of secretary with
out compensation, and Is familiar 'with
iht course followed toy iheJ'r.esldent
elect In national affairs since then.
FoHrYears" In Assembly.
Tumulty served four terma.ln the New
Jersey assembly as -representative from
Hudson county. In which Is located his
birthplace, Jersy City. Prevjous to
that -time he had been engaged in the
active practice of law In the firm of
Cuttle & Tumulty at Jersey City. He
it about thirty-five, years old; married,
and has live children. He was gradu
ated from a prominent Catholic Institu
tion in Jersey City.
He took an active part in the Wilson
gubernatorial campaign of 1910, and
again In the Wilson Presidential cam
paign. He went on the stump for Mr.
Wilson after the Baltimore convention.
Tumulty is popular with Democratic
national committeemen, and bears me
reputation of being a keen, likable man
with a strong following.
Becker's Baby Dies;
News Kept From Him
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. The baby
daughter born to Mrs. Charles Becker,
wife of the former police lieutenant,
wlio Is now In the death house at Sing
Elng for the murder of Merman Rosen
thal, is dead after having lived scarce
ly thirty-six hours. The infant died In
the Woman's Hospital, where she was
Although she weighed nine pounds at
bifth, the baby's condition was one of
general weakness, and the attending
physician from the first held little hope
of preserving the child's life. Mrs.
Becker was not informed of tho death
of her child. Becker was not told that
his child was dead.
Washington Man Adds
To "Conscience" Fund
Penitent for an old wrong against
"Uncle Sam," a Washington man,
whose identity Is unknown, today con
tributed J10 to the Government "con
science" fund. The same person has
contributed the same amount montnly
for almost three years, remitting
through a well-known Baptist preacher.
Each bill sent has been torn In two
Inquiry Reveals That
Four Died in Fire
8ACRAMENTO. Cal.. Feb. 1-That
only four persons perished in the fire
that destroyed the St. Nicholas apart
ment house here Sunday was the belief
of the notice today following an elght-
een-hour Investigation. The search 02 ,
the ruins has not been discontinued. .
Eleven persons were injured in the '
fire and one will die. An oil explosion '
in the basement caused the blaze. ,
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President of the Consumers' League,
Who Has Worked to Settle the
Garment Strike In New York.
Head .of Consumers' League
Has Taken Hand in Behalf
of the Garment Workers.
.NEW YORK. Feb. 3. The activities
beffun today by Jin'Krcderlckja.. Nn
tnan, president ot. ther Consumers'
League of this city, the organization
which seeks to lower the cost of liv
ing by bringing about co-operation
among the buyers, will, it is believed,
rettle the garment workers' strike.
Mrs. Nathan as an active worker in
the cause of women, has been making
an active effort to bring about a settle
ment of the Issues between the work
ers and their employers, on terms tnal
will improve tne working conditions
of the thousands of women and girl?
involved, both as to hours and wages,
as well as to surroundings.
Since the strike began, some time!
ago. a number of leading women c-f
.New YorK, Known ror tneir weaim,
their social position or activities in
behalf of their sex, have taken up the
cause of the garment workers.
BOSTON, Feb. 1 Six thousand gar
ment workers struck today In 180 of
Boston's biggest establishments. The
strike is a protest againBt local manu
facturers doing work for factories In
New Tork, where strikes are on, and
for higher wages.
Two thousand girl pickets were
thrown about the various factory dis
tricts at daybreak. During the morn
ing no disorders were reported. Extra
details of police were called out.
Union leaders declared today the open
ing ot the htrlke was more successful
than they had expected. They claimed
last week that they would have 5,000
members of the I'nlon Garment Work
ers' Union out today. The extra thous
and were workers who Joined the union
between Saturday noon and last night.
Wnlle manufacturers admitted they
wen1 handicapped, they declared they
would be able to go on with their con
tract work.
Prosecutor Explains Stand
When Trial Is Started
A J KEN. S. C Feb. 3. Disclaiming
any responsibility for the charge
brought against Frederick O. Beach.
Prosecuting Attorney Robert L. Gunter
made this direct statement today: "I
do not expect to convict Mr. Beach of '
assaulting his wife: I haven't the slight-;
est Idea that he win be convicted, but.
he added determinedly, "1 am going to
try him."
Gunter said the charge had been
brought by the town authorities, that
the warrant charging the crime to the
Intimate friend of William K. Vander
bllt, himself a member of tho most
exclusive circles of Gotham society, had
been Issued in the regular way. and
that, without any Intention or desire to
persecute Beach, he will be prosecuted
in Justice to the town, to the defendant,
and that he be given an opportunity to
clear his name. j
"I don't expect there "will be any'
further postponement of the case." he'
said. "I expect to call It the first thing
tomorrow morning, and I expect to get
through with it beforo the day is over."
Gunter does not expect M. 8. Uaughn, '
the Atlanta detective who worked up
the case and welded together the chain
of circumstantial evidence against
Beach, to attend the trial. He ad
mitted, however, that he will conduct
inc pronrcuuun aiuiiK wit: uues ui ine
theoretical case made out by Baughn.
The stage Is set for the trial. The
February term of general sessions court
convened this morning with Judge
Spain, of Darlington, S. C. presiding.
The rooming session was taken up with
Two Killed, Scores Hurt in New
York Theater, When Mob
Hears Cry of Fire.
Aisles and Exits Comply With
Rules, But Attendants Were
NEW .YORK. Feb. 3 New York
city officials and fire experts are to
day condemning the fire regulations
following the theater catastrophe
last night, the death list of which is
expected to reach five before night
There were more than a hundred
seriously injured, some ot whom will
carry scars for life from the panic
resulting from a cry ot "fire" in a
place which complied with every
regulation of the city department
The Houston Hippodrome, where
1,000 foreigners fought furiously un
til those who had escaped had
trampled womcc and children In
their flight from the flames, was one
ot the safest places of the kind in
the city, fire officials Bay, and now
on every side is heard the demand
that the theater fire regulations be
Blaze Was Small.
The blaze waa a small one. Only one
Aim burned, but the channels for exit
and other safety appliances And. equip-
mmtalthosgti;ipita-lli requirements!
made escape Impossible,
There were three exits, one on each
side ot the theater, and the main en
trance. Th crowd, when, the panic
came, rushed to the front door, disre
garding the Elde exits, and it was there
that the deaths occurred. The fire ex
perts now say that while there were
enough exits, the fire rules did not pro
vide for sufficient guards to direct the
panic-stricken ' crowd, and that this
alone was resposlble for the 1.000 per-,
sons being trapped Inside the building.
The crowd that packed the Houston
Hippodrome was being thrilled by a
melodrama when the film stuck for a
moment and then burst into flame. The
sparks and puffs of smoke appeared In
a perfect representation on the screen.
With this unexpected vision of flame
and smoke, followed by a shriek of
"fire" set up from the rear of the
theater by a small boy, men and women
jumped to their feet and made a wild
rush for the rear doors.
General Alarm Sounded.
At the first cry of fire some one out
side the theater turned in an alarm and
a battalion of firemen responded. When
they saw the mass In front of the
theater the chief sent In a call for 10u
police reserves, and a general ambulance
It took all the re-enforcements to clear
a passage through the Jam in front of
the building. Finding they could do
nothing with their hands or by shout
ing to the on-lookers to move aside, the
police drew their clubs and rapped their
way tnrougn tne press. wnen tiiey
reached the steps they found a mass
oi oouies pneo lour arm nve uep. and
untangled all but two who were found
They were rushed to the hospitals,
while the police cleared the theater and
scattered the crowd, A wheel-barrow
load of clothing, pocketbooks. Jewelry,
and other articles was picked up from
the floor by the police.
Announcement of Cash Dividend
Jumps Jersey Company's
Stock to 448.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. A dividend of
$10 a share on Its capital stock was an
nounced today by the Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey. In making
the announcement the company Issued
the following statement
"The distribution of $t a share has
bien ordered on the capital stock of
the Standard Oil Company of New Jcr
bev to be distributed February 1J to
stockholders of record at the close cf
business February ".
"Prior to and at the time of the dis
tribution of the stocks of the so-called
subsidiaries of this company. In obedi
ence to the decree In the case of the
United States against the Standard Oil
Companv of New Jereey and others,
many of the subsidiary companies owed
thlu companv large sums of money
"The policy of requesting payment of
these sums as speedily as possible was
adppted by thlf company on advice of
counsel in obedience to what was
deemed to be tho spirit of that decree.
The result of these payments Is the ac
cumulation of a fund In the hands of
this company from which the distribu
tion that has been ordered may be made
without Impairing the company's cap
ital." Within a few minutes after the cash
distribution was announced. Standard of
New Jersey advanced on the Stock ex
change from i30 to its.
Postmaster General Believes
Plan Would Increase Ef
Hitchcock Favors Larger
Weight Limit and Decrease
in Certain Rates.
Pensions for aged employes of the
postal Bervice are urged by Post
master General Hitchcock in his an
nual report, just made public
"It 1b likely," says tho Postmaster
General, "that the expense of such a
system would be more than offset by
gains in efficiency."
His recommendation reads:
"Civil pensions based on length of
service should be granted by the
Government to postal employes when
they become superannuated. Al
though the compensation of postal
employes has been considerably in
creased during the last few years, It
is still insufficient to permit adequate
savings against old age.
Other Nations Pension Men.
"The principal foreign nations pen
sion their aged employes, as do also
many large corporations in this
country; and on business grounds, if
for no other reason, the Government
should do likewise'."
The postmaster General makes a
tentative- suggestion forthe 'widen-
sdon as the present, delivery service
Is perfected! and by lowering certain
of the rates.
Other recommendation are for the
consolidation of third and fourth class
mall, an Increase of 1 cent a pound
in the rate on second class mall,
the readjustment of transportation
charges, the granting of thirty days'
annual leave to postal, employes and
the transfer of the Investigation of
postal frauds to the Department of
Franked Mail Blamed.
The Postmaster General repeats his
declarat'on that the volume of franked
political mall In the last campaign
caused a deficit In his department, but
Is utterly s lent on the HUbJect of Gov
ernment ownership of the telegraph,
the recommendation that caused such
a stir last year, and led the President
to declare h mself as not approving
such Government ownership.
The cost of operation of the Postoffice
Department, under the administration
of Postmaster General Hitchcock, has
been cut down $45,000,000, and the ser
vice. It Is declared has been put on a
paying basis.
Robert H. Partridge Sentenced
for Obtaining Cash and Note
From Father Hannan.
Robert II. Partridge, who was con
victed on a charge of falBe pretenses for
obtaining $9,000 In cash and a note for
. fioni the Rev. Kugene A. Uannan,
pastor of St Martin's Church, on mis
representations about the financial con
dition of a corporation known as the
National Lumber Company must servo
three years In the penitentiary.
Chief Justice Shepard, of the District
Court of Appeals, handed down nn opin
ion today affirming the Judgment of the
lower court.
The alleged offense wns committed
August 19 and 21. IKS. but Partridge
was not Indicted until lyOS. He was tried
before Justice Anderson in Criminal
Court No 1 about a ear ago.
It was charged that Partridge repre
sented to Father Hannan that the Na
tional Lumber Company possessed a
patented pi ocean for manufacturing tar,
owned several thousand acres of land In
Virginia. Kentucky, anil West Virginia,
had buildings and machinery worth
J118.000. had timber land worth more
than $1,000,000. and had on the market
only J 1 5.0O) worth of unsold stock. The
company went Into the hands of a re
ceher not long aftei Father Hannan
had Invested about $15,000.
Rockefeller Quiz Friday.
Chairman Pujo, of the Money trust
committee, announced today that tenta
tive arrangements had been completed
for the examination of William Rocke
feller, the Standard Oil magnate, at
Jeky Island, Ga., on Friday. Pujo and
Attorney Untermyer, the committee's
counsel, will leave here Thursday. The
hearing will bo private.
Visit the South.
Hundreds of Famous Resorts Now
Open. Climate particularly attractive
at this season. Fast, through electric
lighted trains via. Southern Railway.
For details ronsult Agents, at 70S 14th
and S06 F Sts. N. W.-Advt.
Capital Youth Leader in Pood Strike
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pany Denies That It Is Sub
ject to Commis9ron.
.Denying the Jurisdiction of the Inter
state Commerce Commission over its
Washington telephone contracts, the
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone
Company has made answer to the com
plaint filed with the commission by the
Stone Mercantile Agency, alleging that
the telephone company rat's were un
reasonable, unjust, and discriminatory.
The answer, made a part of the
record today, states:
"Th respondent, th-j Chesapeake and
Potomac lelephone Company, says this
honorable commission has no Jurisdic
tion over the subject matter of the pe
tition, herein, as the rates set forth
therein are for the transmission of tel
ephone messages wholly within th
District of Columbia and are not sub
ject to tne provisions of the act to
regulate commerce."
The telephone company denies that the
rates charged the Stone corporation
are excessive, unreasonable, or unjust,
or In violation of the interstate com
merce act. The contract up n which
Kervlco Is furnished a rival company,
it la explained, was made many years
ago. when contracts were made on a
;lat rate basin. iSo such contracts
have been made by the company. It Is
declared, in tho last eight or nine years,
and wherever possible since that time
contracts have been made on the so
called measure rate basis. The tele
phone company also declares that all
others are treated the same In rates
uk the Stonu Corporation, except where
an old contract still stands. Rates
charged the Stone Company are the
regular standard schedule of rates' for
slmlltr service, the company replies.
In the complaint filed by Stone's Mer-
untile Agency, It Is alleged that the
service extends Into Maryland.
Dead. Sitting Erect,
In a Pullman Chair
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 3. Sitting
erect In his Pullman chair on the
Pennsylvania train from Roston, the
llfclers form of F. Y French, fifty
five, representative of F W llalrd &
Son Co.. of East Walpole, Mass.. was
found when the express train reached
here today. French told the conduct
or during the night he was 111 and
asked to be permlted to get off at
North Philadelphia. When the con
ductor went to call him he found
French dead In his seat
Southern Baptists
Fill Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Feb. 3.
From all parts of the South delegates
are pouring Into Chattanooga for the
laymen's convention of the Southern
Baptist Church. The convention, which
will be the first of Its kind held by the
Southern Baptists, will open tomorrow
and continue until Friday. An attend
ance of several thousand delegates and
visitors Is indicated-
Ettor's Father Warns Him
To Be Good or Get Out
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb 2. Joseph Kt
tor. the strike leader, who was a cen
tral figure In the Lawrence, Mass., riots,
and who was subsequently acquitted of
the charge of Inciting to murder, has
reached home.
If ho obeys his father, lie will stay
here: If he does not, the elder Ettor will
renounce him forever. This was the
parent's i!e lar.itlon nftfr he had clasped
nit ion in his arms at th Union station.
-Photo by Harris & Ewlog.
Vkgtta Stwkrits Boycrtt
Meals "Served in. CommoM
Because of Their Quality.
One of the leaders In the open re
bellion against the food being served
the students of the University of Vir
ginia, at the university commons on
West Range, at the institution founded
by Thomas Jefferson. Is Sidney F. Par
ham, of this city, son of Edwin F.
Parham. assistant treasurer of th
Southern Railway Company.
The rebellion, which resulted in a
strike today, during the life of which
the students feeding at the commons
will eat elsewhere, until some remedy
Is afforded, is being watched Interested
ly by Washlngtontans, owing to the
large number of Washington boys now
at the Virginia University.1-
"Better and More Food."
For somo time there has been no little
dissatisfaction at the quantity and
quality of food served at themesa halL
Yesterday, 117 students marched from
the dining tables, assembled in Minor
Hall, held a spirited meeting, and
mlnnlwl thu alnmn nf 4U-..a .-.. .,
more food.
Sidney F. Parham. of this eltr. in
dealing with the legal phases ot the
question, asserted that the university
had broken Its Implied contracts with
dormitory boarders by falling to supply
wholesome food, and declared that no
siuaeni was oounu to pay the penalty
that the university exacts of roomers
who fall to board at tho commons.
Faculty "Begrets' Strike.
It Is not known what action the ad
ministration will take. An official of
the university states that the general
faculty will regret the attitude assumed
by the "strikers.'' He further declared
that the students would have found the
wiser policy in a less belligerent cam
paign. Sidney F. Parham. the Washington
student who is one of the leaders of tho
"strike" Is a member Of tho senior law
class at the University of Virginia. He
Is a member of the Kappa Sigma fra
ternity and takes prominent part in the
student activities. Before entering tho
university Mr. Parham was a student
at the .Western High School of this city
where he took active interest in tho
athletics of the school.
He lives with his father and mother
at their apartment In the Allendale, 2004
N street northwest
Clashes on Frontier May Cause
United States 10 Take Hand
in Controversy.
Dispatches received at the State De
partment today from American con
suls In Venezuela and Colombia, Indi
cated that these two South American
countries ure on the verge of war over
their boundary. There have already
been several clashes on the frontier.
Should actual hostilities commence,
the United States, according to Its
avowed Latin American policy, would
have to take a hand.
It Is understood that already prepara
tions arc under way to establish a
Venex:ie!a-Cnlombla boundary commis
sion to settlo this dispute, wh'ch has
been hanging lire nearly a hundred
" Rule of Reason " Applifd in Cue Against Great
Company in Decision That Upholds Ruling
of Lower Tribunal Finds All Apparatus
Is Not Put Out by Single Corporation.
The United Shoe Machinery Company the -so-called
"Shoe Machinery trust" is not an unlawful monopoly
under the Sherman anti-trust law. Its officers will escape
criminal prosecution.
Such was in effect the verdict today of the Supreme
Court. Applying the "rule of reason" of the Standard Oil
and Tobacco Company, the court affirmed the decree of
Federal District Judge Putnam, of Boston, dismissing the
criminal indictments brought against five officers of fhe
company for alleged violation of the Sherman law. '
" Justice Holmes read-the court's opinion. Validity of
the leasing; system of the cospaay not passed upon. The district
court also .refused to eoaalder, the leases:
frapSk' ."&l:.W.Wlda4io aeeWi
Is a violation ot-the ShomaH law.
"The defeadant's share la-theealire easiness of the country is not
"It was said that 70 to 80 per cent of all the shoe machinery busi
ness was put into s single hand. This Is Inaccurate, since the machines
Lawyers Ask More Time to
Prepare Their Arguments
Against Measures.
TREXTOX, X. J.. Feb. 3. The trusts
of the United States began a vigorou
battle today to take the teeth out of
the Woodrow Wilson corporation bills,
when a score of the best lawyers of the
country opened up on them at the hear
ing begun in the senate chamber by
the senate judiciary committee.
The first move was a request for fur
ther time to prepare the trust's argu
ments against the bills. It was made
by J. William Foster, general man
ager of the Strauss Woolen Mills, of
"New York, who said he- represented the
Manufacturers' Association, of New
J Warren Davis, chairman of the
committee, presided. He asked the at
torneys to proceed and did not say
whether further hearings would te
given. He asked that any suggestions
not reached today be submitted In
writing. . ."...
Among the prominent agents of the
big corporations present were:
Richard V. Llndabury. who did not
say whom he represented, but who has
long been counsel Jn New Jersey for
the Sttel trust and the Meat trust.
Knneth K. McLaren, of the Corpora
tion Trust Company, of Jersey City,
which makes a business of being local
agents for big corporations organized
in this State, but doing a nation-wide
John J. Burleigh and Frank Bargen,
of the New Jersey Public Service Corp
oration, which runs most of the public
utilities of the State.
F. W. Roebllng. Jr.. of the Roebllng
Electric Wire Companj.
Six Hurt in Freight
Wreck; Two May Die
SOUTH BEND. Ind., Feb. 1 Six men
were Injured, two probably fatally,
early today when two freight trains on
the Grand Trunk met In a rear-end col
lision two miles east of Edwardsburg,
The wreck occurred during a blinding
.Mnu.nm Train 7n lflQ nnrthriminA
had passed Edwardsburg. and orders
had Deen issueu to uuiu un cxira. wnicn
followed, at Edwardsburg. The en
gineer failed to see the flag, passed Ed
wardsburg. and ran into 103 while
traveling at a speed of sixty miles an
The injured were brought to this city.
Palm Beach, Miami, Cuba and Panama
Via Atlantic Coast Line. Leave Wash
ington 6:M p. m. All-steel electric-lighted
Pullmans. 3 other trains dally. Su
perior roadway. 1106 New York ave. n.w.
lf.tlte' ceblaaton-of xaHlea itself
are not alleged to be types of all the
machines used in making shoes, aad
since the defendants' share in com
merce among the States does not ap.
Sees No Objection.
"But," the court added, significantly,
"taking it as true, we can see no
greater objection to one corporation
manufacturing 79 per cent of three uaa
competlng groups of patented machines
collectively used for making a single '
product than to three corporations mak
ing the same proportion of one group
"The disintegration aimed at by the
statute does not extend to reducing all
manufacture to Isolated units of the
lowest degree. It, Is as lawful for on
corporation to make every part of a
steam engine and to put the machine
together aa It would bo for. one to
make the boilers and another to make
the wheels. Until the on? Intent is
nearer accomplishment than it la b
such a juxtaposition 'alone, no. intent
could raise the conduct to the dignity
of an attempt"
Only Set Machines.
"The defendants have ceased to sell
shoe machinery. Instead, they only
let machines. It is to be observed that
the restrictive conditions in the leases
are not alleged to have been contempor
aneous with the combination. The dis
trict court continued the indictment as
confined to the corporation, that Is.
simply a merger ot tne companies wttn
out regard to' the leases made after
ward. We have no jurisdiction to re
new this Interpretation of the Indict
ments. Hence the only question Is
whether the combination taken by it
self was within the penalties of the
Sherman law. The validity of the leases
or, of a combination contemplating them
cannot be passed upon In this case."
Today's decision affects merelv the
criminal indictment. The Government
has filed a civil suit against the com
pany, the principal contention of
which Is that the 'Tyinsr leasss," ar
In violation of the Sherman law.
Decision a Blow-.
The decision today is a blow to the
Government In its attempts to dissolve
the shoe machinery monopoly, but does
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Met at noon.
Senators Sheppard of Texas, and Webb
of Tennessee sworn in.
Rockefeller foundation bill discussed In
Judiciary Committee and laid aside.
Senators getting many requests for
1-cent postage.
Senator Owen discusses Department of
Health bill.
Further hearing tomorrow on District
eight-hour bllL
House met at noon.
Bills on unanimous consent consider
ed. Ways and Means Committee began
work on tariff bill.
Foreign Affairs Committee resumed
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