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NUM HhK 12,162. *??)??. Iitutd ? Hwd oLH m?tUf ?t the PoatofftM it Wiaklniloa, D. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1922. WEATHER? rRICE TEN CENTS Minter Girl To Be Quizzed In Film Today Two Birthdays Remem bered. Beet of Amerloane. Lincoln'e "Liberty." No Timid 8tateeman. ?By ARTHUR BRI8BANE (Copyright, 1?3: ) Ask 100 Americans to name a few birthdays of men worth while. Ninety-five will answer "February 12 and February 22." They know no other birthdays of famous Ameri cans, except July 4, when the Declaration of Independence was born. (By the way, when the Senate ratifies the agree ment to let Japan and Eng land manage the affairs of this country, it will cancel that declaration.) Why is it that among 100, 000,000 Americans only two national birthdays are remem bered? The two men, Wash ington and Lincoln, are far apart in character. Washing ton was an aristocrat, standing at receptions with hiB hands be hind his back?no shaking hands with common people for him. He rode in state with four fancy horses, was one of the richest men in America, be lieved in the rights of all men, but by no means in their equal ity. He was a fighter by pro fession, and a magnificent fighter. Lincoln, whose birthday is celebrated today, was the sim plest of human beings. Any good man was his equal. He thought nothing of wealth. His feelings were those of other country Americans, brought up with the village store as their idea of cosmopolitan life, the country courthouse, and the legislature their conception of grandeur's greatest height. America honors these two men, utterly different, because they were THOROUGH. Wash ington was a thorough fighting aristocrat, fighting for the right of his part of England to separate from the rest. Lincoln was a thorough democrat, fighting to prevent one part of thie country separating from tho rest. They fought opposite ftghte. Waahington on the battlefield wearing the military glory, Lincoln in council carry ing ill worry and n? glory, content, as he said, to hold the stirrup for any man that would mount and fight efficiently. Both won. that is the main thing. Both were loyal, single minded. sincere, and courageous, to a degree unknown to the common herd. There i- a com mon herd, and very common, although no one need include himself in it. Washington represented the courage of the battlefield, the rare fighting courage that ?tands^up under repeated de feat and treachery. Lincoln's was the courage of patience, long mental endurance. Re could wait, and if every tfnp of blood drawn by the lash from the bodies of slaves must be P?id with blood drawn by the bayonet, he could still say. "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." You may read a man's whole character in few words. Seward said to Lincoln, in jest: "Mr. President. I hear you turned out for a colored woman on a muddy crossing the other day. "I don't remember, an nwered Lincoln, "but I think it very likely, for 1 have always made It a rule that if people won't turn out for me I will for them. If I didn't there would be a collision. George Livermore, of Mas sachusetts, an old abolitionist, got the pen with which Lin coln signed the emancipation proclamation. The wooden pen handle, such as school children bought for a penny, was marked at the end by Lincoln's teeth. He thought hard be fore he signed that proclama tion. In his mind the Presi dency was not HIS; he was only a trustee. "If iltfcry it not WTOHf# notki*| Is wrong. I cannot re ntrnWr whan 1 did not think so, end yet I have never ?n derttood that the Presidency conferred upon me an unre stricted right to act officially upon this judgment and feel Lincoln was thoughtful, pa tient, slow, and cautious where the people's affairs were con (Conliuuvd on I'll# 2. Ooluaaa 4J Veteran Inspector Promoted By Commissioners to Head Department. PRATT IS MADE INSPECTOR Captain Headley Also Advanc ed in Changes Announced In Personnel. Inspector Daniel Sullivan was promoted to, the rank of major and superintendent of police by the District Commissioners yester day afternoon. Major Sullivan has been acting superintendent since the retirement several months ago of Harry L. Gesford. Othfr Promotion*. Th?- comnUftslonety am?UMC?* several other promotions, including that of Detective Sergeant Henry O. Pratt, who was advanced to suc ceed Major Sullivan, with the title of Inspector. Capt. A. J. Headley, In charge of the traffic branch of the Police De partment, was promoted to an in spector, vice Incpector Francis E. Gross, who was retired. Headley will remain at the head of the traffic bureau. Lieutenant Martin Rellly, of the Eighth precinct, was promoted to the rank of a captain, and assigned to the Eleventh precinct. Capt. W. S Shelby, now com mander of that precinct, has been transferred to the office of the major and superintendent of police at the District building. Pratt at Headquarters. With the detailing ot Captain 8helby, who has been head of the mounted force, to Police Headquar ters, he will take up the work of I Assistant Superintendent Charles ; Evans. District Commissioner Oys ter feels that one assistant super intendent at Police Headquarters is enough to aid the superintendent. Pratt will remain at headquar I ters, while Evans will supervise the work of the police at work on the streets as well as that done at the precinct stations. Hullivan Sworn In. A few minutes after the commis sioners had decided to appoint Sulli van head of the Police Department, he was sent for and sworn In by Daniel E. (larges. secretary to the District Commissioners. "I deeply appreciate the confi dence Imposed hi me by the Com missioners In promoting me to the superintendent of the police department," said Major Nullllvan, after leaving the commissioner*. "I csn only say that In return It shall be my aim ajid purpose to give to the people of the District of Columbia the bent service of which I am capable." Friends of Detective Pratt also were elated over his promotion. Pratt has frequently been slated by those close to the commissioners for the Job of superintendent of police. But the commissioners, In msklng the appointment of Sulli van, felt they were serving the best Interests of the department and the people of Washington. Waldron Promoted. Precinct Detective Joseph Wald ron, of No. Z precinct, was promoted to succeed Detective 8erge?nt Pr^tt at police headquarters. The com missioners also announced that the promotion to a precinct detective of Policeman Charles A. Berry, of Fourth precinct, and the transfer from the latter precinct of Detective Oscar W. Mansfield. All of the changes, except that of 8ulllvan, will become effective next Tuesday. With his retirement, In tOentiaued ?a Pag* 1*. Column IJ .POLICE OFFICIALS MAJOR DANIEL SULLIVAN, New Superintendent of Police. mmmmmmm&mmcmsm* * ) I I INSPECTOR A. J. IIEADLEY. CAPT. HENRY G. PRATT, AssUtaiit Nupcrlntendent of Police CAPT. MARTIN REIIJ.Y. ? ' * ? < Cavalry Held Ready in Pawtucket Strike Region PROVIDENCE, R. T.. Fob. 11.? Three troops of cavalry are being hold In readiness today by Gov. San Soucl for duty In the raw tucket valley In the event of re currence of strike disturbances there. Several factories have been closed by strikes that followed announce ment of wage reductions. Stoning of strike-breaker* has featured the ?trlke and civil authorities have ad mitted their Inability to cope with Um station. M CAPT. W. 8. SHELBY. Store Gives Woman $500 Bonus for 20 Years' Work CHICAGO, Feb. 11.?Miss Nora Keating completed twenty years of continuous service with a big de partment store and Was paid a 1500 fold bonus. Miss Keating hat three maxims by which she says women may at tain success in business. They are: Hear everything; see everything; nay nothing* DISAGREEMENT 1 ON TUXES HALTS SOLDIER BONUS Senators Object to Amount of Capital Stook and Profits Levies Proposed. HAMPER BUSINESS,IS CLAIM 8pecial Committee to Work Out Compromise on Which Both Houses Can Agree. By A. O. HAVWARD. ( nlvpntal Ntwa HfrvW. Soldier bonus legislation has been held up temporarily in the House by the refusal of Senate Republicans to agree to some of the tax schedules adopted by the House Ways and Means Commit tee to rail* the necessary J350, 000,000. Del ax in Night. It had been the Intention of the JJoue* coBimlttwe to get the conipeq sat i<->n Mil paowrii tWbre' th* an8 of this week, but Congressman Ford ney of Michigan, tbs committee chairman, asserted last night that this was Improbable. n order to facilitate an agree ment with th? Senate Finance Com mittee on the tax features of the bonus bill, & special committee ban been named to work out a compro mise plan for the proposed taxes on the undivided profits of corporaUons 1 and on capital stock. The special committee is made up of Senators McCuinber and Smoot and Congressmen lx>ngworth and Copley. The tax proposed by the HousS committee was per cent on undivided profits and one-tenth of 1 per cent on capital stock. The Republican senators main tained that this levy would be too heavy a burden on business. It was learned last night that the House committee will agree to re duce these taxes slightly to reach a speedy agreement with the Senate, but that they , will Insist that both profits and stock be in cluded in their schedule of bonus taxes. Fordney StIU Confident. The Senate Finance Committee has failed to approve the other taxes proposed by the Ways and Means Committee to meet bonus payments, but they have not re jected them. It was the opinion of Congress man Fordney last night that the Finance Committee would agree to the entire Mouse tax program with slight modifications. Experts of the Treasury Department were called in lata yesterday to gi?e technical advloe on the various taxes, and an entirely new schedule may be laid before the Senate and the House conferees when ttvwy get together again this week. Acting on the belief that little opposition to the Donus tax plan would be encountered In the Senate Finance Committee, House Republi can leaders had planned a House Republican caucu's for Monday or Tuesday nigtit to mUfy the bonus (Continued on Page 2. Column 8.) Italy May Agree to Postpone Genoa Meet ROME, Feb. 11.?Developments tonight indicated that Italy will agree to a postponement of the In ternational Economic Conference at Genoa. Two notes were received, one from France urging a postponement, the other from Great Britain opposing delay. After Foreign Minister Delia To retta had studied the documents, the cabinet conferred and authorised Premier Bonoml and the foreign mlnlstsr "to negotiate or take what ever measures they deem neces sary." ? Petition To Congress For A Soldiers' Bonus i Petition to Congress for action on soldiers? bonus, with sales tax to pay it. We respectfully petition Congress to pass the soldiers' bonus act without further delay and also to levy a sales tax to obtain the money to pay the bonus, for the following reasons, First: Public opinion throughout the United States is undeniably in favor of the soldiers' bonus, as shown by the decisive majority in every State in which a popular referendum has been taken?in Maine by 3 to 1; New Jersey, 3l/a to 1; New York, nearly 2 to 1; Rhode Island, 8 to 1; Wisconsin, 3 to 1; Oregon, 2 to 1; Washington, 2\^ to 1; and so on. Second: We believe that Congress if permitted to vote on the soldiers' bonus will favor it with even greater unanimity, regardless of party, than the pop ular majority by which the people in twenty-two States have already approved it; we believe that the soldiers' bonus cannot and ought not to be de feated and that the longer it is postponed the greater the injustice. Third: We believe the new tax scheme pro posed by the Ways and Means Committee is only a little less objectionable than Secretary Mellon's pro posal for thrtfewt postage and for a new three cents-a-gallon tax on gasoline. Proponents of such taxes oppose any soldiers' bonus whatever and hope by linking it with such new, destructive, and unpop ular taxes to kill the proposition altogether. Fourth: If the soldiers' bonus is not only right but inevitable, and if the United States is not to lag behind England, France, Italy, Canada and Aus tralia, which have already paid liberal soldiers' bonuses, then our payment is already long overdue, not as a debt [for our debt to the soldiers can never be paid] but as a just tribute to the valor and the sacrifice of the men who won the war. Fifth: The only question that remains is: By what system of taxations shall the money be raised? Not by bond issues, because it is against the tra ditional policy of the United States to increase debt in time of peace, ftot by any irritating, unreason able, or destructive tax on individuals, business, or industry, because we already have too many such taxes. A small general sales tax will raise more than enough to pay the soldiers' bonus; it will bear heavily upon no one. If the experience of Canada and our own Philippine Islands, where the sales tax is in operation, is repeated, the system will meet with such favor that it will become one of the ap proved methods of raising necessary revenue after the soldiers' bonus has been paid. \ Sign Here: (Snmrt ' (Addrmii) Paste additional paper here for more sianaUires and ad dresses. Forward petitions when complete to PETITION EDITOR, The Washington Times. Delay Confidence Vote On Berlin Government BERLIN, Feb. 11.?The proposed ' vote of confidence In the Wlrth j government, which was to have j been taken In the reichsta* this ' afternoon, was postponed until J Wednesday. Only the independent | soclallists and communist* opposed the poatpopement. ? ? Texan Is Shot to Death 1 By His Former Partner PLAINVIEW, Tex., Feb. 11.?Os-| car L. Duncan, thirty, waa shot | and killed by his former business j partner, W, D. Jordan, In a local oafs hsre today. Duncan was shot flvs times In the chest. After the shooting Jordan surrendered to the Third Set of Twins Net Celebrants Extra Cigar CHICAGO, Feb. 11.?Charles Au gust wan i Missing the cigars at his office when the phone rang. Mr. August answered It, then said: "Take two apiece; It's twlna?both boys." The little viators are the > third met of twlna the stork has deposited there. All are living. HULL OFFER IS $150,000. Robert J. McGulre, of San Fran cisco. Is the highest bidder for 76 wooden hulls owned by the Ship ping Board and located at various pointt on tho Pacific coast. It was learned unofficially yesterday. Mc Gahle's bid is understood to be around $150,000. Announcement of the sale of the ships to McGahie is expected to be made shortly. District Attorney Seeks Full Facts on Taylor's Relations With Women. NEW WITNESS IS HEARD Suits Begin to Collect on Loans Made by Director to Peo ple in Industry. B> CHARLES E. HUGHES. I nlTerwl (Wrrlce. IiOS ANOELE8. Calif.. Feb. 11. ?Mary Miles Mlnter will be the next of the nationally-known mo tion picture stars to appear In Dls trlct Attorney Woolwlne's search ing probe of the baffling furdtr riyrttery which haa been a closed book tar ten day*, also* tha body of William Dsomond Taylor, motion picture director, was found, deapite eht moat vigorous combined effortn of city and county authorities. Made Many Loom. District Attorney Woolwlne to night announced he would personally talk with Miss Mlnter. one of Taylor's friends and admirers, despite the fact she had already made a state ment to one of the prosecutor I deputies. Another major development to night was the announcement that suits to recover thousands of dollar* loaned by Taylor will be started as a I result of disclosures made in an in vestigation of Taylor's check book stubs at the district attorney's office. | Considerable secrecy surrounded this development. A conference of the detectives and special Investigators at work on the case also was held late today, at which all ends of the mystifying case were considered in the light of the most recent revelations. New Witness Quitted. A new witness of events that transpired at or near the Taylor residence on the night of the mur der was examined late today by Woolwlne. He Is Frank Brltt. about twenty-five, a railroad mechanic. Officials declined to reveal the exact nature of the evidence given by Brltt, who was escorted to the district attorney's office by Deputy Sheriff Nolan. It was reported he desrribed "certain suspicious per sons" whom he saw near the Taylor home. Brltt appeared voluntarily and was closeted with Woolwlne for more than an hour. v** Woolwlne told the International Neews 8ervice this evening that the investigation would Continue through Sunday without any cessation of activity by his investigators. An investigation conducted by the police today In connection with the possibility that Walter Thlele. taken Into custody on a bigamy charge, had some knowledge of the Taylor murder bore no results up to late this afternoon. A search was begun for a room mate of Thiele, In an endeava^ to learn whether he was the posseatoi'' of a blood-stained cap found In the suspect's possession. The police re fused to reveal the alleged connec tion between the two men. The po lice said they believed the possibility that Thlele actually had knowledge of events at the Taylor home tho night Of the murder was remote, but were continuing their inquiry. A woman, middle-aged and of fhl quiet, intellectual type, known to have lieen deeply in love with Taylor, while actresses showered him with af I fectlonate attentions, is expected to be called to the district attorney's office to be questioned In sn entirely new and Important phase of the in vestigation of the mysterious murder. Taylor's tragic death, it was stated, caused the woman to go