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VOLUME XXV1XLI BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1913 « 12 PAGES___NEMBER 316 , I Public Examination Into Affairs Will Be Conducted by Examiners, Which Will Begin Today 1 $29,000 RECEIVED FROM CINCINNATI UNACCOUNTED FOR Various Banks Where Department' Kept Funds Will Be Examined First—Rumored Officials of the Convict Department Might Be Indicted Montgomery, March 17.—(Special,)—“It lias been decided In view of the short age in the convict department that a full and thorough Investigation of this depart ment will be had and tnar at this inves tigation the representatives of the news papers will be permitted to be present and the fullest publicity thereby given.” The above statement marked the most pronounced development of tho last few days of the painstaking Investigation which Governor O’Neal and other offi cials are making looking toward a co n plete examination of the administration of the affairs of the convict department. The statement was authorized by Gov ernor O’Neal, who declared that the pub lic examination will be conducted by the chief examiner and the assistant exami ners of public accounts, the investigation to begin at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. The decision of Governor O’Neal to take the public into his confidence in the in vestigation was reached Monday morn ing after a conference with Maj It. 1C. Bteiner, special counsel in the matter; Judge John Pelham, Attorney General Itobert C. Brickell, ami other officials. The executive statement continues. "This examination will be conducted by the chief examiner, aided by the assist ant exainir. rs, and will be held In the room of the state railroad commission, commencing Tuesday morning, March IS, at 10 o'clock a. in. “Under the law. the examiner has the | power to require the attendance of wit-1 nefifes and compel the giving of test!-; and. product ton of books, and pa pers. "The governor intends to hasten this hearing and purposes to give the exami ner every assistance in his power and the people the completest information. ’ Examination of Hanks The public investigation, which will be gin Tuesday morning, will first consist in an examination of the various banks with i which the state convict department has j done business. The examination of the banks will be most complete, and a thor- j ough probe will be made into all deposits; made by officials of the convict depart ment, whether these deposits were made in banks of Montgomery or in other hanks of the state. Lt is anticipated that the examination of the banks will also in clude an investigation of the personal ic- i counts of officials of the convict depart-1 ment, though the examination will consist chiefly of un investigation of those banks with which the department did business. Cancelled Checks Investigated The investigation today hinged to soino extent upon the tracing of cer tain checks which had been received by officials of the convict department in payment of cotton which had been shipped from Speigners. The statement as rendered by the cotton mill at Speig ners showed that the shipment had been made to a well known Cincinnati firm of cotton brokers, and that the amount of the sale was $29,000. This amount was the first shortage that was reported to Governor O’Neal. The records of the convict department) showed no evidences of such a transae- i tion, although the governor has re ceived cancelled checks from the Cin cinnati firm for nearly the whole of this amount. . Tt is said that some of these checks were deposited in banks outside of the city of Montgomery, and- while nothing definite has been announced relative i to the name of the endorser, it has been intimated that probably T^acy did not receive nil of the money involved. This question will doubtless be thor oughly aired in the investigation to be made, and it Is expected that some sub stantial developments may arise as a result of the enquiry. Embezzlement Charges There was some rumor in official circles today to the effect that officials of the convict department might be In dicted on embezzlement charges, al though not directly connected with the recent defalcations. This report gained considerable headway during the day. and a statute in the code was quoted to show the law bearing upon the sub ject of embezzlement by public officers. The law in question provides that any public official who deposits the state’s money in a hank must receive from the hank sufficient security to secure the payment of the funds deposited. The law covering the subject is as follows: "Any probate judge, clerk of a court (Continued on Page Nine.) BUTLER COUNTY CITY IS REPORTED SWEPT AWAY BY BAG1NG TORRENTS Property Loss of More Than $50,000 Reported at Garland. Lives of More Than 100 Inhabitants Endangered—To tal Loss of All Dwellings of City By Rising Waters of Sepulga Montgomery, March 17.-—(Special)—A re- | port was received by Governor O’Neal j this afternoon to the effect that the town of Garland in Butler county had been entirely swept away by the raging floods of the Sepulga river, entailing a property loss of between $50,000 and $HK),000 and endangering the lives of the 100 or more inhabitants of that place. According to the report received at tin* executive offices, eight or ten stores of the town have been sw ept away, resulting in a total loss and all the dwelling houses of the place have from 10 to 12 feet of water in them, many of them having been washed away by the action of the swollen river. So far as could be learned no lives have been lost though few of the homes at Garland are said to be inhabitable. while the destruction partly in undated Is said to 2k £>.nost complete. It is reported thy city of Georgl ana, which is a sh .. fiance from Gar* land? has organ!/ scue parties and that the townspr ^ v»f tliat place have donated food a/ O Othing for the suf fering residents' neighboring town. An appeal ha Sj> i made to Governor O’Neal for a while the state has no fund wit o •.<,h to meet such de mands the lor has issued a state ment calling n». t the people of the state to assist the unfortunate residents of that town. Garland is in the southern portion of Butler county on the line of the Louis ville Nashville railroad company. Major J. I. McKinney, superintendent of the Montgomery and Mobile division of the Louisville & Nashville, is in Garland assisting the residents of that town in saving whatever property can be se cured and at the same time seeking to re-establish railroad communications in that section of the state. Meeting of Constitutional ists Thown Into Disorder by the Militants “BLOW UP ASQUITH,” SAYS MRS. PANKHURST Lansbury Makes Threatening Speech Before Men’s Federation League. May Take Up Arms Against Riotous Suffragettes liOiidon, March 17.— Shouts of “Why don’t you blow up Premier Asquith?” and “Shoot him!’* were heard in Lon don music hall today during an ad dress by Mrs. Pankhurst to a company of sufl'iagettos. Sne liad declared he. daughter, Sylvia, “was trying to re- j lease herself as a prisoner of war from ; the enemy and was enduring all the j tortures of imprisonment in solitary confinement.” The militants now have declared war against the sisters who are working. for the vote for women by constitu- | feional means. A meeting: of the constitutionalist* which Philip Snowden, socialist mem ber of parliament for Blackburn was addressing at Gateshead tonight, was thrown into disorder by militants who insisted upon interrupting Mr. Snow- ' den. Quiet was not restored until the stewards, male and female, ejected the , more warlike supporters of the suf-1 l rage movement. The order for the forcible removal of the disturbing element was given by the chairwoman and was accomplished only after vigorous resistance on the part of the militants. Mr. Snowden said no government would he able to deal comprehensively with franchise reform unless prepared simultaneously to concede the franchise to women. Makes Threatening Speech George Ijansbury, former socialist member of the house of commons for tlie Bow and Bromley division of Tower hamlets, who resigned his seat in par liament as a protest against the re fusal of the government to give the vote to women and was defeated for re-election last November, made a threatening speech before the Men's Federation for Woman's Suffrage to night. He said if public opinion did not compel the government to use the police to preserve order at public meet ings, there was only one thing to do ami that was for the men to arm them selves and preserve order. Mr. Lansbury also attacked the labor party for not forcing the government as it could do, to give women the vote. The labor!tes. he said, were tricking, betraying and fooling the women. The Actresses’ Franchise league has protested against the recent canvass by a theatrical journal on the question of suffrage. Tills poll showed 244 in favor of woman suffrage, 326 against It and 845 Indifferent. It is pointed out in the protest that the league has only 750 members and that therefore the negative replies probably were received from actresses of the musical comedy and variety stage. Crew Reported Lost Stettin, Germany. March 17.—Fragments of wreckage picked up today on the coast of Norway gave conclusive evidence that the German steamer Peruvia with its crewr of 28 officers and men, was lost in a storm there some time ago. FRIEDMANN READY TO TREAT SUFFERERS FREE New York, March 17.-Dr. Friederich Friedmann is ready to treat without charge all sufferers from tuberculosis, according to his brother, Dr. Arthur Friedmann, who today declared it was a crime not to permit him to do so. Dr. Friedmann lias been refused prac tical permission by the medical authori ties of the city to give his treatment except in connection with certain liospl tals. Since his arrival here hundreds of sufferers have besought him to aid them. “Many of these people hate come from out of town and they cannot be taken into the city liospitals because they do not live here,” Arthur Friedmann said. \He told of one patient' who had laid Siege dally to Dr. Friedmann at his hotel for 10 days. “This man,” lie said, “lias ! a temperature of 104 and 100, and is walk* inn about the streets. He may drop dead in the street, but we cannot help him. Dr. Friedmann can treat only cases In hospitals and those under care of a gov ernment physician. There are hundreds of persons in New York to whom he wants to give his treatment for the bene fit of humanity, but his hands are tied. He is eager to treat those patients, rich and poor alike, without charge. It is a crime not to allow him to do so.” A dozen persons suffering from pulmon ary tuberculosis received Dr. Friedmann's treatment at Bellevue hospital this after noon. All of them were ii\ an advanced stage of the disease. Some of the scores who waited outside In the v*yn hope that they might be given the treatment came in automobiles. All were turned away and only tiie cases previously selected came to his attention. SPECIAL SESSION OF THE SENATE Plans Not Completed for Di viding Senate Patronage. The Party Caucus Continues Washington, March 17,—The special session of the Senate which began imme diately after the inauguration of Vice President Marshall March 4, came to an end early this afternoon. Democratic senators had not completed their plans for dividing Senate patronage and ar ranging committee quarters and the party caucus that has run through two weeks was continued until tonight. Completion of arrangements will be established as soon as the special tariff session assembles April 7. President Wilson notified Senators Kern and Galling er who were appointed to call upon him that, he had no further business that would keep the Senate in session. The committee waited* on tTu President over the telephone, and were informed that he was content to let further appointments go to the extra session of next month. The Senate wound up its work at 2:09 o'clock and adjourned on the motion of Senator Kern. Democratic plans to prevent concentra tion of control in the Senate by giving the majority members of any committee power to regulate its affairs, were taken up today in a party caucus. Resolutions pending proposed important changes in methods that have been fol lowed in selecting committee chairmen and controlling committee meetings and making other changes that it would make it impossible for Senate control to drift into the hands of a small number. The Senate reorganization wras com pleted Saturday with the exception of the arrangement of patronage and work on the general resolutions. Aji early ad journment of the Senate was looked for. The caucus, however, made little pro giess and as the Senate met at noon ad journed late in the day. OFFERED SALE OF Sensational Development in Political Investigation in New Hampshire Concord, N. H„ March 17.—Gordon Woodbury, who was a candidate for United States senator in the contest that ended last Thursday with the choice of Henry F. Hollis, charged before a legisla tive investigating committee today that a member of tile iegislature had offered to sell Ills vote and deliver three other votes for $1000. Two other witnesses testi fied that they had been improperly ap proached during tiie prolonged balloting. Woodbury was an untl-Hollls democrat, and tiie support he received prevented for a time the election of Hollis. He testified that a representative whom lie named called at Ills office and said that if Woodbury would produce the money he could have four votes then being cast against him. The witness said that he replied that he was not interested and showed tiie man the door. William D. Voung, a business associate of Woodbury, told the committee that the man mentioned by ills partner had said to him that he and two others would vote for Woodbury for J200 each. Representative John S. Wheeler of Manchester testified that the alleged briber met him on a railroad train and exhibiting a large roll of bills, offered to put the witness In the way of making $80o or $900 at the legislature. The committee adjourned tonight for a week. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1_O'Neal to make thorough probe into convict department. Butler county city swept away by flood. Militants declare war on peaceful sisters. Rehearing* In six murder cases re fused. Hamilton's appointment confirmed. • Tariff first oil extra session pro gramme* g—Tuscaloosu not calling on Wilson for single place. 3— Mobile high school In balance. 4— Editorial comment. B—Wllkerson here to examine books. Owl cars operated at a loss. Make formal Inspection of boulevard route. 6— Socie'.v. 7— Sports. g—Markets. 10—President turns attention to N«w Jar sey situation. REHEARINGS OF SIX MURDER CASES ARE REFUSEDBY COURT Supreme Court of Alabama Refuses Applications In Capital Cases THREE BIRMINGHAM MEN ARE INVOLVED ——y Condemned Men Will Sulfer Death Sentence Unless Governor O'Neal Interferes—The Cases Have Created Much Interest Montgomery, March 17.-— (Special.)— The muprente court of Alabama baa re f it Med applications for reliea rings In alv capital caaea which were preaented to that tribunal today and unleMa Gov ernor O'Neal Interferes, each* of the defeiiilanta will lie compelled to suffer the death aeutence. The condemucil men are Walter .VoneM, Arthur Joucm and William Wataon of Birmingham, mid Walter JoneN, Arnold Gilmer anil John Adama of Montgomery. The application for rehearing wero presented to the supreme court Mon day morning and by 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon tlie court had announced its decision In each of the cases. One ap plication, that of Jay Smith of Alabama City, sentenced to death for the murder of Policeman Patterson early in Janu ary, 1912, was granted, the certificate having been withdrawn and the case continued until the next regular ses sion of the court. Two of the six men whose applica tions were overruled wdll go to the gal lows on next Friday, March 21, while the remainder are sentenced to suffer tiie death penalty two weeks later, on Friday, April 4. Three Birmingham Men The Birmingham men are white, and were sentenced to death for murder in connection with the Lewlsburg crimes, in 1911, Two of the men, Arthur Jones and William Watson, were sentenced to dealli for the murder of a negro, John Holland, while Walter Jones. the brother of Arthur, was sentenced for tlie murder of Lawrence B. Evans. The date for the execution of Arthur Jones and William Watson has been set for next Friday. The most prominent of the Montgom ery men sentenced to death, Walter Jones, white, who murdered Sloan Rowan, a Lowndes county merchant, on July 18, last. Arnold Gilmer. » - other white- man of Mt>iitgor..ory, unJer the death sentence, was convicted of tlie murder of Mrs. Lucile Tippets. The other condemned murderers of Montgomery are John Adams and Cole man, negroes. Adams was sentenced for the murder of Policeman Berry two years ago. And Coleman will pay tlie death penalty for the murder of a ne gro woman, his paramour. The date set for the execution of Walter Jones of Birmingham, and the Montgomery de fendants Is Friday, April 4. Will O’Neal Interfere? Whether Governor O'Neal will inter fere with the sentence of the court in reference to six capital cases is a ques tion that was asked in official circles Monday afternoon with practically a unanimous opinion inclining to the be lief that he will refuse to do so. It is understood that the governor lias been looking into tlie cases since, they were decided by tile supreme court, and the general impression is that he will let the law take its course. So far as can he learned, It is believed (hat the gov ernor is of the opinion that each of the condemned murderers received a fair and .impartial trial, and unless con vinced that he should interfere witli the sentence of the court, there is hardly any hope that he will take any action whatever in regard to the six cases. Only O’Neal Can Interfere Nothing but executive clemency can now save Arthur Jones, Walter Jones and Will Watson from death on the gallows as yesterday the supreme court of Ala bama refused a new hearing of the ap peals taken from the findings of the trial court by the three condemned men. Arthur Jones and Will Watson are to die next Friday, March 21, for the murder of John Holland, negro; Walter Jones is sentenced to be hanged on April 4. By the decision of the supreme court yesterday the last vestige of hope was swept away so far as the courts are con cerned. They have exnausted every re course allowed them under the law. They have made their last appeal to the higher court and that court says they must die on the dates set for their execution. No one can Interfere with the mandates of the law except Governor O’Neal. The three men were tried separately and each waB convicted for murder and the death penalty Imposed. Appeals to the supreme court were taken in each case. The supreme court passed on the ap peals and affirmed the decision of the lower courts. The attorneys for the de fendants thefi made application to the supreme court for a new hearing of the cases and presented briefs contending the supreme court ruling should be set aside. The supreme court held a special session to consider the applications for rehear ing and after reviewing the papers filed in each case saw no reason for chang ing the decision and said the sentence of the lower court must stand. Arthur Jones, Walter Jones and Will Watson were indicted for the murder of John Holland, a negro, at Lewisbmg. Each was given a separate trial with the result that Arthur Jones and Will Watson were sentenced to be hanged on March 21 and Walter Jones given a life sentence. Later Walter Jones was tried for the murder of Lawrence B. Evans and found guilty and sentenced to death. At no time during either trial did the Jone* boys show any emotion, but Watson was visibly affected when the Jury Drought In a verdict of guilty and fixed his pun ishment at death. NEGRO BRUTE IS KILLED BY OFFICER New York, March 17.—A negro who accosted a young woman as she emerged from an uptown subway sta tion early today, was shot dead by a policeman. - The girl’s screams had brought the policeman to the rescue, and as he in terfered, the negro slashed him across the face with a razor. Then the negro ran. Weak: ffom loss of blood, but; determined, the policeman gave chase,] took steady aim five times, and the ; fugitive dropped with four bullets hi ( hi* body. The negro’* name was Daniel T. Davla. HAMILTON’S APPOINTMENT AS JUDGE IN PORTO RICO IS CONFIRMED BY SENATE Mobile Man to Be Foreign District Judge—W. W. Prude for Second Lieutenant of Infantry—Dr. C. J. Owens to Be Member of Rural Credit Commission—Johh son and Bankhead Leave for Alabama W ashington, March IT. »Special)—The , Senate today confirmed the nomination "I Peter J. Hamilton of Mobile to be j I'nited States judge of the district, of i Porto Rico. It developed that in the executive session, when Mr. Hamilton’s name was reached, that there were some objections advanced because he had been nominated by President Taft for the same place and assurances were wanted that he was a democrat. Evidence to this effect was furnished by Senate’* Johnston and he was con firmed Ills salary will be $«.v>00 per year. , The Senate also confirmed the nomina- ' tion of William W. Prude. Jr., of Tusca- j loosa. for appointment as second lieu- j tenant of Infantry. Mr. Prude, who is j a cadet at the West Point military acad- 1 en:y, is in ill health, and during the las. | Congress Senator Johnston succeeded k passing h bill making it possible for bin j to be retired as second lieutenant. Ur Clarence J. Owens, formerly of Alabama, where, he was connected with the* South eastern Agricultural college at Abbeville, was appointed by President Wilson toda> us u member of the commission to visit Europe to look into the system of rural credits used by foreign governments Senators Johnston and Bankhead left for Alabama tonight. ADVOCATES BILL TO RESTRICT FASHIONS FOR WOIIN'S DRESS Ohio Solon Would Appoint Commission to Fix a Limit on Decollette Dresses Columbus, Ohio, March 17.—Declaring that the immodesty of the attire worn by women on the streets and in public places is the cause of “a great wave of immorality r.ow sweeping over the coun try,” Representative Capelle of Cincin nati this evening introduced a bill in the lower house of the Ohio legislature pro viding for the appointment by the gov ernment of a commission to “prescribe the fashions to be worn by women in the state of Ohio." Introduction of the measure resulted from a charge filed with Governor Cox today by a woman who did not sign her name that “immorality is practiced by married men In the offices of the state house and elsewhere in the state of Ohio/' Under the provisions of the bill the proposed commission would be compelled to fix limits on decollette dresses so tbal “not more than two Inches of the neck below the chin shall be uncovered." An other clause of the measure provides “that transparent stockings shall not be displayed or worn in public places.” Strict Dress Provision Another provision, of the bill states that “It shall be unlawful to display or wear any cuter garment trimmed or com bined with lace, inserting or any kind of embroidery mesh or net through which the color or texture of the skin may be distinguished without having the lace or other transparent material backed with opaque material.” Members of the proposed commission, according to the bill, would have to be between 30 and 50 years of age. Not more than two of them would have to be married men and of good moral charac ter. One would be a minister, one a parent of not less than three children and the third a social settlement worker. The commission would be authorized to “prescribe rules and regulations for the designing and manufacture of woman's clothing and to prohibit such styles and patterns of garments as the commission after hearing shall deem to be detri mental to virtue and chastity. The bill goes so far as to prohibit de partment stores from displaying un draped artificial figures. The bill makes a violation of the act punishable by a fine of not less than $25. Convicted Patrolman May Not Receive Sentence Today New York, March 17.—John J. Harti gan, the patrolman who was convicted of perjury Saturday in the state's war fare on the police “system,” is not likely to receive his sentence tomorrow. This was the statement tonight of District Attorney Whitman, w'ho hopes that Ilar tigan will turn against the “system” that did not have the power to bring about his acquittal. Hartigan, who faces 10 years in prison, is being pressed to make a confession. He has been told that by doing this he may escape with a light sentence. Dis trict Attorney Whitman, it is known, is prepared to recommend this if Hartigan will furnish testimony the prosecution seeks. This Includes corroboration of tes timony brought out during Hartigan'.s trial relating to the police fund declared to have been raised to bribe George A. Slpp to leave the state when be was wanted as a witness against high officials. Among several indictments drawn by the graft grand jury today was one ac cusing •.lack” Sullivan of persuading a witness to leave the state nix years ago. Sullivan, “king of newsboys,1’ already awaits trial under the same indictment on which Charles Becker, the police lieu tenant and his four gun aides were sen tenced to death for the murder of Her man Rosenthal. The new indictment against Sullivan is based on the story of Rosie Hertz, a convicted disorderly re sort keeper. Lloyd Confers With Burleson Washington, March 17.—Representative Lloyd of Missouri today had a long con ference with Postmaster General Burle son on postal affairs. Mr. Lloyd, who had Just returned from a 10 days' trip, told Mr. Burleson that he had found dem ocrats everywhere in favor of the Post master General's plan of requiring fourth class postmusters to pass a competitive examination. I I AS CHIEF OF THE CLEVELAND POLICE “Golden Rule” Chief Found Guilty of Serious Charges IS WIDELY KNOWN THROUGHOUT NATION Found Guilty of Conduct Unbecoming Gentleman and Officer by Civil Service Commission—Pen sion Is Denied Cleveland. O.. March ir.'—fhe civil serv ice commission tonight announced that they had found Fred Kohler, “Golden Rule,” chief of police guilty of “gross im | morality, conduct unbecoming an off Icel and gentleman and conduct subversive to good order and discipline in the police department,” and immediately discharged him from office. The charges were filed by Mayor Baker and the trial of the chief occupied the whole of Iasi week. The charges Involved alleged visits of Kohler to the home of Mrs. May Schearer on February 2, May 23 and June 5, 1912. i.i the absence of her husband. On the last named date Schearer testified in the trial that he surprised Kohler and his wife in the Schearer home. Kohler attempted to prove alibis for the first two dates and declared his mis sion “on the night of June 5, 1912, was an innocent one.” Schearer got a divorce from his wife in a suit in which Kohler was named. “YVe should add to the sentence a per mit to this officer to receive a full pen sion to which a retirde officer is entitled in view of the term and character of his service, but we are without power to do ho,” said the commission. In a statement issued last night Kohler indicated his willingness to resign if al lowed to receive his full pension of $12.'. a month, i f discharged his pension would be $(io a month. Attempt to Prove Alibis Kohler Is 40 years old and has been a member of the police department for 24 years and chief for 10 years. His pulley of “Golden Rule" first offenders and minor offenders lias made him one of the best known police chiefs in the coun j try. The title of "Best Chief in Amcr ! lea” was conferred on him by Theodore Roosevelt on the occasion of one of the former President visits to Cleveland. The commissions decision praises Koh ler's work as police chief, and says that “while in other cities police officers have been guilty of corruption ami extortion, Frederick Kohler is a poor man.” Three years ago Kohler was tried and acquitted by the civil service commission on charges of drunkenness and personal misconduct in office. Mayor Baker issued a statement tonight in which he praised Chief Kohler's rec ord and the efficiency of the police do-1 partment under him and regretted tic necessity for his separation from the de- j partment under such circumstances. Kohler would say nothing about Ids dismissal. ALL THE PRISONERS WERE IRISHMEN Nashville, March 17.—Tills morning Po-1 lice Judge Killen, following his annual j custom, visited the local police station and announced to the prisoners that in honor of St. Patrick’s day he would re lease all the Irish. Every Inmate of tin prison. including some negroes, claim - I 1 to lai sons of Erin, and the entire number: were released,. * TARIFF FIRST ON Oscar Underwood Clears Up Doubts as to Tentative Measures OTHER LEGISLATIVE MEASURES TO WAIT Success of Tariff Revision Must lifj Assured Before Other Pressing Questions W ill Be Considered by New Congress Washington, March 17. The extra a vs* sion of Congress, called by President Wil* son today to assemble April 7, will be-* Kin with nothing but the tariff revtskiV bills before it. This fact was made clour in a statement today by Representative Underwood, chairman of the House com mittee on ways and means. Until tariff legislation Is Well under way in die House no general committees will be named and no other legislative subjects will be taken up. The President specified no subject for the extra session in his proclamation. buC it is fully understood that his message to Congress at its opening will dwell upon the need of tariff revision, if currency, Philippine independent Alaskan affairs, woman suffrage or other pressing ques tions are finally forced upon the attention of Congress, it will bo only after the democratic leaders of fh«* two houses and the President are convinced that the suc cess of the tariff rc\ision is assured. Date Satisfactory The (late fixed for the tariff session was accepted hy congressional leaders with satisfaction. Senate committees are or ganized for work and will take up the preliminary stages of much general legis lation early in April. A general agree ment exists, however, to keep general subjects out of active discussion while tariff legislation Is under way. House loaders v, he ready to g«*\*ihead with tariff revision as soon as the t-esslf n convenes. “The date fixed by iTesid-ut Wbson is satisfactory to us. * said Representative rmlci-wood today. “The tariff legislation will be ready for presentation to the House by that time and wo should be at work upon it in tjh House wlthhi three or j^trr days after the House convenes. “Of course, before work is begun it will be necessary to organize the House. The ways and means committee, acting as tiro committee on committees, will prepare a slate or committee appointments to br» presented to the caucus. The plan is p» organize only the committees necessary to conduct the organization before the l louse rules, accounts, mileage and en rolled hills. “i will confer later wth Chairman Fitzgerald of the appropriations com mittee as to the necessity of reorganizing his committee to handle the appropria tion bills which failed at tin* last session. These will be tlie* only committee organ ized prior to the beginning of the tariff work. The others will go over until later iu the session.’* The taiiff legislation now being com pleted by the ways and means committee will be submitted to the democratic cau cus before the session opens. The democrats ot the ways and means committee adjourned tonight until to mornow after beginning a revision of the Intricacies of^uistoms enforcement in the adn inistrati ip section of the tariff and Informally discussing the Income tax plan * in a general way without attempting to reach a decision as to that new revenue raising scheme designed to arid perhapt $100,0no,000 to the treasury funds. W hile tie* Income tax details binge upon th * final estimate <*r the probable irvciihi* from the fourteen schedule--, the disposi tion of the committee majority is to In augurate tin system with probably .1 one per rent tax on a minimum of IdOco annual income with the idea, that the tax may be susceptible to a lowering of the income n Inimum or a raising of tl/b tas percentage or both. If condition;-* necessitate after the plan Is floated. Fight on Wool Schedule The big fight now is the always con troversial sr hedule K. the big wool sche dide on v\ a final vote is likely with in the next three or four days. The ud vccutes of nee raw wool' in the commit tee have counted upon winning in the end, regardless of what the probable at titude of the Senate might be. • The majority already has settled upon free raw cotton and upon slmrp reduc tions in the cheaper grades of textile manufactures The revision plan contemplates sub stantially the point provisions of the democratic revision bills that were put through both Houses during the last Congress. it was stated tonight that the revision us planned Includes: Schedule A—Reaffirmation of most of the rules on chemicals, oils and paints provided under the democratic chemical revision attempt at the lust Congress with some sharper reductions. Including cuta in the rates on the cheaper grades (Continued on I'age Muc) FIGHT TO SAVE CHARLTON FROM EXTRADITION BEGINS Washington, March 17.—The fight t • save Porter Charlton from extradition to Italy for the murder of his wife at Lake Como on their honeymoon, opened today in the supreme court when attor neys for Charlton filed their arguments, have received but slender increases in pay. i ably the last of April. Much of the con tention of Charlton’s lawyers is to sho ing that the United States government lias no power either by treaty or statute ■ to turn over to a foreign government an American citizen to answer for an | alleged crime committed in a foreign country. One of the points relied upon by Charl ton's counsel. R. Floyd Clarke, was the failure of the Italian government, to fotmally demand extradition of Charlton within 40 days of his arrest, as required £>>• the treaty of He declared he, made repeated unsuccessful efforts to pro cure copies of the records ot’ the state department on the case and that he was not j^c corded proper treatment. The cor rt.: pondenee was produced at the judicial hearings in New Jersey when Charlton was ordered extradited. It was argued tiiut since Italy had re fused to allow her citizens to be ex tradited the t'nlteci States government could not turn one of its citizens over to Italy for trial and thar the provision of tiie Italian insnal code of 1890. prohibit ing the extradition of its citizens nulli fied the treats* provision. Mr. Clarke contended that refusal of the state department during .the last 10 years even to present a request to Italy for the extradition of her citizens showed an acquiescence in the Italian construc tion. The point also was made that the New Jersey court, erred in not considering in sanity as a defense to the request for e* tradition.