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Fur tonight and Saturday.
Full Report on Page 2.
Home Edition
2TUMBER 8005.
Yesterday's Circulation, 55,000
Eighteen Pages
Wins Nomination
Miss Burns Pays $1
Chalk Mark Penalty
wtZ&gZgri'rizg-!. -v .s-'- yiS,
Macfarland, Harris, and Miller
Appointed to Tell of Capi
tal's Advantages.
Speoial Effort To Be Made At
Meeting of National G. 0. P.
Board, December 16.
Washington's campaign as the
teeetlngplace for the special Repub
lican National Convention to be held
ntxt year, got fairly under way this
.afternoon, when a special committee
was appointed and given Instruc
tions to make detailed plans for cap-,
taring the convention.
John Dolph, chairman of the Joint
committee from the Chamber of
Commerce, Board of Trade, and Re
tail Merchants, which was designat
ed to start the movement for obtain
ing the convention, this afternoon
named the special committee. It
consists of former Commissioner
Henry B. :F. Macfarland, chairman;
George W. Harris and Claude E.
Will "Visit Congressmen.
The committee will try to get into
contact with Congressmen Interested
In "having the convention here, and
will determine whether sufficient funds
may "be raised from local sources to
alitw the city to compete with others.
December IS the national committee
Will meet In Washington, and It is
hoped that Washington will be able by
that time .to back several arguments as
to its being; an Ideal convention city.
The Chamber. of Commerce, the Board
af Trade., and the Retail Merchants'
Anoclattea will -make every effort to
advance tte?ttars .cause 'as strongly as
possible, ".jfcv'
'IaaiiBTikmg. .Philadelphia, Detroit,
And Cincinnati are reported as being
vnder.dlscttsslon In the order named as
-- Wading for -the Republican national con
vention. Chicago Is favorite -with Re-
puDiican conventions, the last tnrte nav
lng been held there, but, it is believed,
will not be in this year's race.
Several .Advantages.
Local enthusiasts Insist that Wash
ington, as the heart of the political na
tion, and as the National Capital, on
neutral territory, would offer several ad
vantages to the Republican convention.
The city is free from factional fever,
and is more nonpartisan than any other.
It would be advantageous to the con
vention to meet in the city where Con
gress meets, it is said. Many conven
tions of national significance are known
to choose Washington as their meeting
place for these reasons.
Sentence Will Operate While
Charge of Kidnaping Harriet
Grant Is Pending.
Louis T. Donvelle, who was recently
brought back to Washington on the
charge of kidnaping Harriet Grant,
neven years old. of 40 C street north
west, and taking her to Philadelphia,
pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny
today before Judge Pugh. He was sen
tenced to thirty days in jail, pendlni?
action by the grand jury on the kid
naping charge.
Donvelle acknowledged stealing J27
and a pocketball valued at 50 cents
from Frank F. Grant, father of the
were opened by District Attorney Given
before they were given to the prisoner.
Jfo session today. Will meet Satur
day. Senator Xorris talks on nix strap
bangers' bill and favors low tele
phone rates.
Democratic steering committee meets.
Currency Committee factions prepare
Met at noon: will meet again tomorrow.
Congressman Crosser Introduced reso
lution for investigation of Gary. Ind..
school system as model for District.
Congressman Bartholdt introduced bill
to investigate need of national uni
versity at Washington.
Resolution in favor of "naval holidav"
Introduced by Congressman Bartholdt.
Dance Tonight. Arcade Auditorium.
Tonight Prize Fish Walk. Dancing
Taught. Phone, CoL 3786. Not Public
Reading It
j rlJWAUIM!Vv --wi-rc $vs WH
Photo by Buck.
Succeeds in Getting Nomination
At Hyattsville After a
Bitter Fight.
HTATTSVILLE. Md., Nov. 2L If the
Senate confirms the appointment of Miss
Mary W. Tlse, as postmistress here.
Miss Tlae will noon beirln Hervimr her
I second term as postmistress at Hyatts
ville. her commission under President
Taft having expired last June. The
name "of Miss Tlse was sent to, the
Senate by President Wilson yesterday.
Ever since 'tho elect'or."" of Woodrow
Wilson the postctice at Hyattsville has
been the center of a bitter community.
fight. Miss Tlse'8 commission expired
last June and she was sick at the time,
but her friends came bravely to her
rescue and circulated a petition In her
Miss Tlse was a Republican and a
Democrat was making a powerful effort
to bring his political affiliations to bear
in getting the office. Many of Miss
Tlse's suporters, however, were Demo
crats and about thirty women of
Hyattsville. who became Interested in
her fight, called on Congressman Frank
O. Smith, and obtained his support for
.Miss Tlse.
The appointee succeeded her father,
George Tlse, in 1909, and has conducted
the office in a highly satisfactory man
ner. George Tise was first appointed un
der Harrison's administration, held the
office continuously up to the time of
his death. It pays about $1,400 a year.
Transcript of Proceedings Is
Placed in Hands of Court of
Appeals By Frizzell.
A transcript of the record in the ap
peal from the decision of Justice An
derson, of the District Supreme Court,
In dismisses the petition and quash
ing the writ in the quo warranto pro
ceedings to test the eligibility of Oliver
P. Newman to hold the office of Dis
trict Commissioner, was filed In the
Court of Appeals today.
Counsel for William J. Frizzell, tho
appellant, and the- "home rule commit
tee," which is bringing the ouster pro
ceeding!;. Intend to exerclne all possible
diligence In pressing the appeal, but
under no circumstances will It be pos
sible to have a hearing before the court
until January. A decision may be ex
pected some time In February.
The first step In the appeal will be to
have the transcript of the record print
ed. The nppellant will then file a brief,
and counsel for Mr. Newman will have
twenty days In which to submit their
Dead For Two Days;
Identified At Last
Tiie body of the young man who was
taken 111 at Eighth and E streets north
west last Wednesday night and died la
ter in Emergency Hospital was today
Identified as that of a man who had
been stopping at the Gospel Mission
for several days.
He gave the name of DIckard at the
mission, and said he camo to Washing
ton from Baltimore. His first nanv
was not learned, and the police have
been unable to learn where his relatives
Buy The 5:30
Custom Which Prevailed Even
in War Times Set Aside By
the President.
Need of Vacation Is Given As
Reason For the Departure
From Precedent.
Another White House precedent
was shattered today, and official and
social "Washington received a shock.
The President will hold no New
Year reception, and a custom that
prevailed even during the trying
period of the civil war, will be
The President will be out of the
city New Year Day, taking a much
needed vacation. Where he will be
has not been announced, but his In
tended absence Is given as the ex
cuse for breaking the time honored
Limits Announcement.
Although the White House was care
ful to limit the announcement to the
'The -usual New Year reception of
Is generally drawn that the annual re
ception has been abandoned during the
entire Wilson Administration,
coming New Year Day, the Inference
the President," reads the official an
nouncement of Secretary Tumulty,
I wm not be held January 1. 1914. The
ueparxure xrom custom on mis occa
sion Is due to the fact that the Presi
dent will not be In Washington at that
time. Owing to the long session of
Congress, the President has had no va
cation since his inauguration. As the
approaching session . of Congress will
be the long session, the only opportunity-
for. th Tra!tMAnt in fthfntn n m,
will be, during the usual holiday recess
Humblest Attended.
The annual New Year reception , at
the White House 'has been the one
i occasion when the humblest citizens
of the country .have had opportunity to
shake hands with the President and his
Wife on almost the same footing as the
highest dignitaries. As long back as
the memory of the oldest Inhabitant of
Washington travels, the President of
the United States has never failed to
bold the custom sacred.
Lincoln, in spite of the tremendous
burden placed on his shoulders by the
civil war- McKlnley. with the Spanish
war on his hands; rugged Grant and
polished Hayes; cieveiana, Kooseveii.
and Taft. all held to the custom, and
only in minor details was the procedure
ever departed from.
Except durlngi the administration of
President Johnson, the wife of the
President ha3 always assisted him at
these functions. Mrs. Johnston, being
an invalid, turned over the duties of
hostess to her daughter, the wife of
Senator Patterson.
The receptions always started at 11
o'clock In the morning, and continued
until the last and humblest citizen had
been presented to the President and
his wife.
The Cabinet officers and their wives
would arrive early, so that they might
get back to their homes in order to pre
side at their own receptions. Tho Jus
tices of the Supreme Court, members of
the Diplomatic Corps, In gold lace.
Senators and Congressmen, with their
wives all In the order of precedence
observed at official functions officers
of the army and navy. In fall dress uni
form, and then the public, filed before
the President and his wife, and gnarled
halds from tho backwoods were grasped
with as much warmth as the soft, well
manicured hands of diplomats.
Can Day's Housekeeping
Be Done in 10 Minutes?
Women in Hot Debate
EV YORK, Nov. 21. Mrs. Inez
3iilhoIIand Kolssevaln, noted
suffrage leader, lawyer, and
hom a bride, today lias the
women of Xcir York engaged In
one of the holiest discussions
In j ears.
"Can a day's housekeeping be
done In ten minutes V
Tliat Is (he iucs(lon. Jlrs. Hoise
lain says she does hers in ten
minutes. TIic antl-snffragists
IiaTe leaped upon the statement
with a lcnpeance.
"I should like to see the house,"
was the comment of Mrs. John
Jerome Rooney.
Other retorts nre on hund for the
asklnc. The going is coml and
the fair Inez stands a good
thance of being asked to submit
a brief.
One-Time Ambassador to Great
Britain Calls For Support
For Mexican Policy.
Unite With Administration For
Peace, He Pleads, At New
York Banquet.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. "I appeal
to the heart and the head of every
gentleman present In this chamber;
In this trying Mexican situation
there is but one duty for all of us,
and that is to stand by the President
of the United States."
This sentiment, uttered by Joseph
H. Choate, former ambassador to
Great Britain, Republican, at the
145th anniversary of the New York
Chamber of Commerce here fast
night brought roars of cheers and
was commended today as one of the
most patriotic expressions by any
public man in New York since the
assassination of Madero and the rise
of Hnerta brought Mexico Into the
limelight. ,
Heard By 500.
More than 500 listeners, the biggest
business men In New York, sat up and
listened eagerly when Choate broke
abruptly into the Mexican problem.
They wondered what he would say. In
a second their doubts were resolved.
"What is the most stirring thing
that agitates the hearts of the Ameri
can pedple today?" said the former am.
bassadon "It Is Mexico, what are we
golnjfto do with Mexico, or what Is.
Mexico going to do with us? I should'
(like very much to discuss .the policy!
f-ct tho United Statn? with -regard to-
2 IC-I-.. r .!..- ..!.. ... At.-F
whole evening with it If I only knew
what that policy was.
"Dangerous Situation.''
"Cut there Is only one man who
knows that policy, and he very wisely
keeps his own counsel. It Is a very
trying situation; it is a very dangerous
situation, but one thing I know, and
for one thing I appeal to the heart and
head of every gentleman present in
this chamber, that in this trying Mexi
can situation, there is but one duty for
all of us, and that Is to stand by the
President of the United States.
"You may call It diplomatic business,
you may call It executive business, but
it is fair to presume that the President
is in possession of information vastly
superior to that which even ail of the
members of the Chamber of Commerce
possess. He knows what he is about.
He knows what he Is aiming at.
"One thing we aro sure of that he
Is for peace, that he Is. for preserving
peace at all hazards, and that by no
act of his shall this nation be plunged
Into a destructive and dreadful war. He
Is entitled to support from us without
regard to party and without regard to
creeds. We must stand by our Pres
ident through thick and thin, and we
shall come out right In the end."
Leiter Wealth
Involved in Suit
A friendly suit to substitute trustees
to execute the deed of marriage settle
ment between Mary Victoria Leiter, de
ceased daughter of Levi Z. Leiter, and
Lord Curzon of Kedleston, in 1895, was
filed In the District Supreme Court to
day. Tho suit was necessary because of the
resignation of two trustees. Robert T.
Lincoln and Viscount Mldleton. The
newr trustees proposed are Seymour
Morris, one of the executors under the
Leiter will, and Henry Molyneiix I'aget,
Karl of Suffolk and Ilerkshire.. In an
answer to the petition. Joseph Leiter,
who is named a-s the defendant, agrees
to the proceedings.
The amount of the funds to be hand
led b the trustees approximates 1,70u
000. Hibernians to Form
Juvenile Organization
Division No. '. Ancient Order of Hi
bernians, will organize a Juvenile
branch on Saturday afternoon at 1
I o'clock at Carroll hall on O Mtreet. be
tween .iiiiin aim lenill Hi reel 8. All
boys of Irish extraction from 10 to IS
years of age are eligible to member
ntiil. The ci-uimlttee in charge con
sists of Frank Sloan. Dr K. J. Collins
and William J. McEvov. Judge William
II. De Lacy will address the boys and
the initiation ceremonies will bo con
ducted by Joseph D. Sullivan. District
I ptt.Hl(1ent of the Ancient Order of Hi
At Left MISS LUCY BURN'S, Who Was Fined,"$i For. Marking Sidewalks
Suffragist Refuses Offer of Quashing of Complaint For Writing
on Sidewalk, and Insists. on Trial Declines to
Give Bond Prefers Fine.
Whey, we're clad It's over." breath-
ed Suffrage headquarters.
"Relief Is nice to enjoy." echoed Pre
cinct No. 1. of the Police Department.
Theso ejaculations followed in the
wake of the trial of Miss Lucy Burns,
vice chairman of the Congressional
Union, and ranking member of the Con
gressional committee of the National
Suffrage Association, today before
Judge Mullowny In the District Po
lice Court, where she was fined Jl for
writing with chalk upon the city slde
w alks.
Miss Burns stood stoutly upon her
belief in equal rights frowning on any
undue consideration given her by the
court and demanded a fine rather than
to be placed on "probation" against
further offenses. Previous to her case
being called by the clerk, she rejected
the offer of Assistant Corporation
Counsel M. K. Varnell, to dismiss the
suit, and asked that the court take Its
usual procedure without regard to bex.
"I wanted to nol prosse the case,"
said Mr. Varnell, "but she Insisted on a
trial, and I gave it to her,"
The actual trial of Mis.s Burns con
sumed not more than twelve minutes.
With Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs and
Mrs. Laweucc Lewis as her compan
ions. Miss Burns, however, spent more
than an hour In the Police Court build
ing. The court's first ruling was thut Miss
Burns should give her personal bond
of 1100a mere matter of form to not
reueat the offense. Bather than make
any promises as to her future actions.
Miss Burns, asked the court to impose
.", .i imu nnrlinl nnv ohllirn.-
a ruie u" " - "
tions on her part.
Miss Burns, accompanied by Mrs.
J.-Ksie Hardv Stubbs, of the Congres
Hlimal Union', and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis
of Philadelphia, arrived at the Police
Court at 9 a- rn.
Olflcr II. A. Cole, who served the
wannt on Miss Burns, gallantly es
corted the ladles Into the private office
of Assistant Corporation Counsel M. K.
Varnell where conversation centered
on the June-like Washington weather.
Mr. Varnell failed to havo the custo
mary service of te-.
A h-xif hour later the ladles, still In
i.o ..er-ort of Officer Cole, ntered the
court room-and were given seats In the
Jury box. All took a llvelj Interest In
the hearing "I iwu mmihiiriB iui JJUU-
dllng without a license, and In an as
sault ease In which two colored per
sons figured.
At 10:3D o clock the name of "Lucy
burns" was called by Clerk X. K.
Harper. Miss Burns answered "here"
of The
and walked to the front of the bar.
The warrant for her arrest was read
and she was asked, "What do you say,
guilty or not guilty?" "
"Guilty." said Miss Burns ia a low
Assistant Corporation Counsel Varnell
called the first witness, the arresting
officer, II. A. Cole, who detailed to
the court the offense for which Mio-a
Burns was brought Into his- tribunal.
Judge Mullowny asked the officer if
Miss Burns had permission to mark
the sidewalk. The. officer responded
(Continued on Second Page.)
Thousands Ask for
Pieces of Wedding
Cake; Nothing Doing
li j on happen to be anions the
thousands of persons who hare
written to the White House
asking to have reserred for
them pieces of the wedding
rake, yon mar ns well almndon
any idea o fliaring jotir re
quest granted.
The Wlilte Koqse this morning
denied for the benefit of Mrs.
Wilson and hir daughter .a re
port to the effect that the wed
ding cake is to be a mammoth
nffair weighing hundreds of
pounds and costing a thousand
As a matter of fact the cake is
to he an ordinary affair, no
larger than the kind usually
seen at weddings, and will be
for the benefit of the wedding
party only. Publication of the
story that the cake is to be a
large one Is responsible for a
tremendous flood of letters
from persons, each of whom
wanted a slice.
b, may germe
Times Tonight
Relatives, of Late President Now in Refugt in
American Consulate at Vera Cruz Fear
to Star in Country Any Longer Officials
Discuss Best Way of Rescue.
Relatives of thelatePresident Madero of Mexico wlio
.have taken refuge in the American consulate at Vera-Gruz.
Kprobably will be taken from
States battleship and transferred at sea. to one of the met
chant vessels bound for Harvana. This is the same pro
cedure adopted by the State Department- in effecting the
'escape of Gen. Felix Diaz.
Confirmation of the report that the relatives of the
murdered President had. sought and obtained refuge iitthe:
consulate was telegraphed to the State Department today
by Consul Canada. Secretary Bryan reported the matter
to President Wilson, and immediately afterward, Boaz
Long, chief of the division of Latin-American affairs, conr
ferred with Acting Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt-reMrd-.
ing, it is understood, the bestmeansaf getting :fhe Matercx?
' -
.i.- ...
Both- the State' mad Navy DeprU
stents 'have been absolutely la the
dark since yesterday ITegardiar de
velopment at Tnxpam, where, 'it waa
feared, It would be necessary for Ad
miral Busch to land marines In order
to protect the American and British
oil properties there vfrora destruction
by the constitutionalists. Their com
mender had given the garrison until
yesterday to surrender and had given
foreigners and other non-combatants
until that time to get out of the plaoe.
Whether .the attack has been made la
unknown. ,
According to unofficial Information
received by the State Department, the
American Smelting Company, is for
warding from its New York office a
protest against a demand said to hare
been made upon the officers of Its plant
at Monterey by the rebel general for
Marines Are to Be Landed
In Mexico ff Necessary
Practically pledged to protect the
British and American oil properties
ninno thn. east coast of Mexico, the
Government ot the United States is
hoping that the obligation will not im
peril the pacific po'llcy of President Wil
son. It is realized, however, that to
protect these properties It may become
necessary to land marines, and Tealls
im, thi ih Administration has left it
to the discretion of Admiral Fletcher to
do this whenever t might seem to him
Admiral Fletcher is reported to have
ordered Rear Admiral Boush at.Tuxpam
to land marines and machine guns, if
That a landing of armed forces by the
TT.1....1 ooo mleht DreclDltate armed
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resistance Is a fear expressed in offi
cial circles. Should the contingency
Men t toX make' It plain that the
marines were landed n'?n.?T
fore but as a guard, even though It
might Decome necessary for the marines
to proceed some distance Into the In-
ttb.JWW State; J'SKJ-S;
fie event' of sch action becoming nec
easary Is Indicated by the fact that
Lord Cowdray. owner of large Kngl sh
oil properties threatened, has appealed
not to the English government, but to
the United States for protection.
Official Washington was today much
interested in the reports from Mexico
City regarding the reconvening of the
Mexican Congress. Although Charge
O'Shaughoessy took care to impress
upon the Mexican government by his
absence the disapproval of the United
States regarding the assemblage, it is
believed here that the United States
will make no further protest or de
mands unless the nw Congress makes
some definite move hostile to the inter
ests of the United States. President
Mexico on. board a United
rw, .-?T ft J
.'!' ' "1 - ' " 1
, , ,t
A- - - BV tfetf
raenu is saia to save Baea.sas
on fee Pearson interests ot ICoaterer.
the Jrem of H.0W peM betsc -asked,
Ciaai Awaits Wfcf.
VERA CRUZ. Nor. JL-TJaRe States
Consul Wnilaan- Canada today-awaited
Instructions from the State PumUiiuit
as to the disposition of Daniel aad Bva
risto Madero and four other-relatives
or the late President of Mexico, who"
were refugees ta the consulate. General
Mass.. military commander of yera
Cruz, demanded possession of the men.
and Canada asked Washington about it.
The Maderos and their- relatives, ar
rested several weeks ago on charges ot
sedition, were released frdn prisoa yes
terday on ball.- They Immediately west
to the consulate. Maas demanded them
on the pretext that they must report
to the district Judge.
Wilson, convinced that the whole Hu
erta outfit is slowly but surely totter
ing, and that- It is only a question of a
short while before the money vaults In
Mexico will prove as unproductive as
the foreign rooney markets, he Is will
ing to bide his time. "
Reports On Outrages.
Two piellminary reports have reached
the State Department concerning recent
outrages attributed to the constitution
alists. One from the constitutionalist
leaders at El Paso flatly contradict!
the charge that unarmed prisoners ol
war were executed without trial, and
on the word of General Villa. Seaoi
Pasqueira, who transmitted the report,
to the State Department, said seven ex
ecutions took place. They were of men
who had "turned traitor," he said, and
who had been 'formally condemned te
death in accordance with the interna
tional precedents covering such cases.
View of Constitutionalists.
The constitutional, leaders are engaged
In compiling an elaborate defense of all
of the outrages attributed to them.
Where possible the killings are excused.
Where this Is impossible it Is under
stood they will try to place the re
sponsibility on armed bandits whost
acts will be disavowed. But whethei
this will restore their cause to the
minds of Wilson and Bryan only futurs
deelopments will show.
Reports received from Mexico City to
day say the city is unusually quiet fol
lowing yesterday's Session of congress.
There Is 'a feeling at the State Depart
ment that Huerta may ask that hlf
acts as dictator be approved and then
retire from .the Presidency. But in ac-
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
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Saturday and Sunday, Pennsylvania
railroad. Tickets good to return until
1:00 A. M. following Monday. Advt.
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