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Officials Baffled in At?
tempt to Subpoena
Small Army of Deputies Guard
Home of Oil Magnate, While
It Is Reported That He Sail?
ed on Tuesday for Un
Known Port From Jekyl
j Rockefeller Sailed
for Unknown Port
Brmaawtek, <,u.. January ?_a\*?
enrilac to reports here to-aJght, Wll
Itaaa Rockefeller, wasted aa a ?II
aeaa before the Pujo >a?ir; inut '
l*ve*tt*atlBg committee, aalled from
? It-Wjl [alaad. near Bruaawlck, Tora
da> ob an unidentified veasel for aa
mluiona port. teoompanlcd by his
win aad aoa. William <.. Horke
feller, aa well aa the latter'e ertfe.
Mr. Rockefeller arrived at Jekyl
Island more tkaa three weeica ago,
areorains to the reports. Instead af
goto* to the RorkefeUer wleter
home, the part j eec-a red aaartera
la aa apartment hooae, and re?
mained la seelualoa. The a part -
meat houae la aear the haadsomr
hsaae of Mr. Rockefeller.
Extreme aeereey Is maintained by
the people ob Jekyl Island regard- '
IBS the departure of the Rocke- )
feilere. The aasae of the * easel on
nhleb they departed also has bee*
earefull.T withheld, lo-nlubt ft waa
stated that Mr. Rockefeller char?
tered a ?nedai steanser.
* rumor alao waa current that the
party nailed oa the private yacht
of a promlaent \fi? fork eporte
asaa. aad their deatlnarloa waa Her
Washington. January 2.?A series of
conferences acd a vast amount of r?'
? rencc work occupied members of thr
Baaah LSnaetted with the money trust
i:. ? .-tlgation to-dav in their efforts tc
evolve a plan to sain the testimony of
William Rockefeller, whom the ser
keatit-at-anns of the House has tried
'u vain to e-rvf wifti n subpoena, since
laet June. Meanwhile 8ergtant-at
Arms Riddell aud a email army af dep?
uties and private detective* are camped
ifcMM Um New Tork home of the oil
After talking with Houae leaucrs and ,
with Jerry Snath, chief clerk of to
Houae. Chairman Pujo. of the s*aaV t
trust committee, to night Issued a
statement r< viewing the attempts le
get the testimony of Mr. Rockefeller,
in which he expressed the hope that
it would not be r.ertsearv to exert the
?"full legal power" ?>( the House tc
aerve subpoenas.
Mr. Pup- said a meeting of the rom
m it tee would be -.ilbd either to-mor?
row or Saturday and the matter would
be taken up formally.
Member > of C . ..rnmlttee who w nr
->ver the case with Mr. Pujo. after por- ]
Ing over the precedents tinder the rules
of the House and the Constitution
were puzzled as to the exact method
b> which the House could enforce ser?
vice of th? committee's subpoena. Mr.
Pujo. howevrr. was incUned t5 believe
? hat the fact that the committee had
re-ejved. tsrough attorneys not act?
ing onV lally. a physician's certiri it"
aettlng forth that Mr. Roekefelier was
too 111 to Journey, might be interpre?
ted as an acknowledgment by the oil
magnate tiiat he knew that the pro?
cess had been Issued for him Mr.
Pujo mas of the opinion that the facts
could be certified to the House and
an attachment Issued for Ms. Roche- ,
feller I
WhUe the House officials pondered
tiie question at length, a series of wild ,
r-pyrts as to proposed plans for get?
ting the elusive witness were clrcu- :
lattd about the Capitol.
One scheme rimored was that the
sergeant-at-arms was about to employ
a woman detective to a*t to t?e miss?
ing millionaire. Another waa that an
attack ?? force was to * made by
the deputies stationed about the Rocke,
feller home Stil: another was that
the military authorities would be call?
ed >n for assistance. Members of th?
committee laughed at the fantastic ru?
mors, and continued to scan their iaw
books The sergeant-at-arme and -Us
?ej'iad of assistants will be kept on
duty in N?w Tork In the hope that
Mr. Rockefeller may voluntarily accept
service, or that he can be reached by
"WUh reference to the attempts to
serve Mr William <;. Ro? kefeller with
subpoena to appear before the >- im
mlttee ssid '"hsirman Pujo. in his
statement to-night. "I merely want tc
say that at my request a subpoena In
due form was Issued under the algna
tiire of the Speaker of the Mouse of
Uepresentatlxea. Champ Clark, and hv
aotbor'ty of law. eome time last J-re
Notwithstanding repeated efforts, the
serg< ant-at-arms and his fori e have
oeen unable to make service N.?t l??ng
a'nee a certificate came to me throuch
the r.m.-- of Ji.dge Elliott, of New York
City, and was transmitted by Mr
?lames K Jones. at?orne> at law. of
Washington, stating In substance that
Mr rockefeller's iieslth was such as
to prevent him from coming to Wash
tngton to testify ss a witness >r from
? st.'-. ? - at all 1 took the position
that I coviid not . oneMer the facts
slated in rhe certificate unless Mr.
Rockefeller was served with a sub?
poena, or unless some one in authority
accepted service for him.
"There i? no disposition .n my part
?r on that of the committee to ew-j
danaer the life of any a*e whose tee
Uassfiv may he required by the r*aa
mlttre m liaehefeltar'a testimony ps
of |m port a nee wfth relation tn the ana?
ler t matl.r under Investisatt ?n by th*
< ommUtee. acting under Ibe In* true
<Ccatin?cd~ea~r>veath~Pagr* ) ,
?KS ? Hill JRFF 1>\\ I?.
I Picturesque Senator From Arkan?
sas Dies From Attack of
little Kock. Ark. January 3 ?
rii.t-d State? Senator .Jeff Davis died
suddenly at his home here at 1 o'clock
I tills morning as the result of an at?
tack of apoplexy.
Besides .being a picturesque charac?
ter In Washington during his one term
In the Senate, which began In 1007.
I'nlted States Senator Jeff Davis had
the d'stinctlon ?f being the only man
elected to the governorship of Arkan
aas three times
Mr. I 'avis reoelved his education at
B? Sit I ITIa. Ark., and at Vanderbllt
1'nlversity. graduating from the lat?
ter institution In IHM
Jeff Davis was horn in Little Ri\et
GeuatT, Ark. May 6. 1862. He was
admitted to the. bar In Pope County at
the age of nineteen years. In MM he
was elected prosecuting attorney of the
Fifth Jndii lal District and was re
elected In !SJt. In I Ml Mr. Davis was
elected Attorney-Oeners! of Me Matte,
and in 19? 1 he was elected Ooverno
of Arkansas, being re-ejected in 1903
and again In 19"o. each for a period
of two years He was de!egat? -at
large to the Democratic Rational Con?
vention in l?'"'t and was elected to the
l'nited State? Senate on February tW
: 190T, for the term beginning March I.
:?"7. and ending March 3. 1*13.
Miaa Violet xaajatth aad f eon tea.
\ ber-Scen t.ueata at Kaahaasy.
Washington. January 2.?Miss Vfolet
Asquith. daughter of the Prime Min?
ister of <;rc?i Britain, and Lady Isabel
Ma'la. Ceantoea Aberdeen, wife of the
lx>rd Lieutenant of Ireland, arrived
1 here to-day to be the guests for a
mew days of the British ambassador
and Mrf. Bryce Many entertainments
and social functions have been ar?
ranged In their honor
i There wa? a small informal dinner
at tlie embassy for them to-njght. ?. ll
en Saturday night a formal dinner in
I their honor w ill be giver, there. The
dletingiilshcd visitors will be present?
ed to Washington society at a tea at
the embesrv to-niorrow afternoon, and
in the evening they will go with the
ambassador and Mrs. Bryce li the
diplomatic reception at the White
House, where the ambassador will be
next in line to Ambassador Jusserand.
of Prance dean of the corps Mr*
Henry I>lmo< k alsi war ill give the visi?
tors a dinner.
As both the countess and Miss As?
quith are interested as active work?
ers in various political and social bet?
terment movements, among them the
establishment or industrial schools for
ithe poor, the antl-tuberculosis fight
and woman suffrage. It ;s expected
they will visit some ct the philan?
thropic institutions and (Orisult promi?
nent workers here In these lines.
First tiolafioa of 1'arcei Post Law
la \ew York Office.
Vew York. January r.?The 'irst
violation of the parcel post law was
;discovered hefe this afternoon, when
a queer-looking package, addressed to
Philadelphia, was opened and revealed
!a live K>bster and a handful of live
shrimp. I'ntler the law. live shell?
fish are classed ss "unmailahle mat?
ter." The package was held- up.
More than 1.600 packages were
mailed at the genera! post-office here
to-day. and many thousands more at
the branch offices. At the ftrand <Vn
tral branch Don bundles came in dur
i Ing the morning from the suburbs.
Among them were forty cartons con?
taining ? ggs. <inly a small percentage
of persons using 'he parcel post seem
to under?tapd tha?t they have to have
their packages insured.
Regwlatlaaa ?aaeaded.
Washington. January 2. ? Post ma*
' ler-?leneral Hitchcock lo-day issued
an ord-r amendinir the parrel, post
res laticns. which would bar 'mm the
I postal service "pistols or revolvers.
' whefher in detacher party ?r other?
wise "
i -
?um of aH.V?OO.non Needed to Raa < ill
la IPI3.
? 'hlcago. Jan iary .' ?4'hicago will
spend Jsi.?Ou.UO? in 1913 The budget
carrxlng that amount ?a? adopted
b> the t'oun.-il to-day. Of this sum.
fi."..3?4.192 will be expended on the
cltv government, while the total will
< n\ er schools, public libraries. Sana?
toriums an<1 other extensions of mu?
nicipal a<ti\ity. The budget carries
a re per cent srducttnn of sslsriee of
rit\ enrplo\ c* a? r" ? . vtimates call
for expenditures ..f $4.i00.<">0 in evees*
of the tevenues. Practically e\<T\
munleipal employe is aff.-.ted. Mayor
Harrison Included himself m the re?
? III l?or Tw?-ThlrS? at I ml ?' I ree.
it..a of I tah stale I aplt?l
Malt l<ehe ru>. Ftah January 2 ?
The inheritance tax paid to the state
of t'tah !o. tbe estate of the late K
H Marriman will cv.ver about ten
j third" of the i o?t of the ere. t Ion of
the Mate Capitol, which was eon treat?
ed for to-dn^ The Harrlrrise est ata
palt the Mtete near .tn?rters ef
e mill ton dollars, and that was set
aside hv the laat tr.l?'?: v as a
? aaltoi fund The troll Mag will coat
#L??0?t*. _ ,
Senator Myers Asks
Cabinet Position For
Montana Governor.
Probably Will Depend Upon
Status of Various House Hear?
ings When Present Con?
gress Expires ? Gomez
Sends New Year Greet?
ings to President-Elect.
Trenton, IT. J.. January 2 ?Senator
Henry Li Myers, of Montana. ?o-day ;
urged Presiderit-Eleet Wilaon I* ap?
point Governor Edwin Norn?, of
Montana. Secretary of the Interior
The term of Governor Norris will ex?
pire January It. Senator Myers told
the President-elect that Governor Nor?
ris had made a particular study In all
the Western and Northwestern State?
of questions affecting their d-veiop
?MM and resource*.
"I esteem him very much." said Mr.
j Wilson later, in referring to 0 jvernoi
Norris "I have seen o Im at the con- j
fereineg of the House of Governors.
He made an admirable Impression and
is very aggressive.
The President-ele'.t, however, held ti
his previous policy of not comirtittlna
himself in respect to intended appoint?
With respect to the discussion con?
cerning the seniority rule in commit?
tee appointments in the Senate. Mr.
Myers said.
"We stand for a liberalization of the
rules of procedure, but we don't antic?
ipate any serious light. Those who
I may ha opposed to our plan Will meet
us half-way. I am sure, and there w'll
be a conciliatory compromise."
Senator Robert I* Owen. Oklahoma,
has an appointment with Governor
Wilson to-morrow.
Governor Wiljon was -tsked concern?
ing the truth of the report that March
II waa to be the date on which the
extra seaa! >n of Congress would be
"I have settled o-j no date yet." he
replied. "As to March It, I think you
will find It falls on Saturday or Sunday,
j anyway."
Thirteenth la Suggested.
One of the correspondents suggested
that It might be Thursday, March 13.
j in view of the. Governor's fondness for
j the number thirteen. Mr. Wilson only
It is probable that the exact date
will depend upon the statue of the
various Houae iiearlnrs wh-n the pres?
ent session of Congress expires. Thr
next session, according to previous an
nounceroent, however, will convent
! ?fore April IS at the latest.
For the sei-ond time during his ad
ministration Governor Wilson closed
the big oak door leading into his pri
van office at the State House to-day
j This was done, he said, because he
j intended to devote the day to national
j affairs rather than those relating
j solely to tile State of New Jersey. He
spent the forenoon dictating letters
'rhe only other occasion upon which
ihf door wag closed was when Sam
?Jlordo'n. his messenger, cut h'e hair.
President Gomez, of CuCa. sent the
tiovcrnor by cable the following New
Year greetinc the only one received
from any foreign executive:
-Fulfilling a duty of consideration
and courtesy, I have the honor of
greeting you to-day in my own behalf
and that of the government and people
of Cuba with the sincerest wishes for
your personal welfare and the pros?
perity of the American people "
Governor Wilson had an appoint?
ment to-day with Senator Myers, ot
When Woodrow Wilsot; becomes
President of the United states the lit?
tle gold scarf pin he hajs been wear?
ing for years will attain the end of
l ita evolution.
When Governor Wilson was presl
dent of Princeton University h's Bt'ch
' pin was a miniature Princeton acal
I the cjat-of-arms of William of Orange.
. Duke of Nassau: when bo became Gov
| ernor New Jersey's coat-of-arms IIa
.'placed it: to wear while he Is Presi?
dent. Governor Wilson is having mad*
a stickpin w-th a spread eagle and ai
j American shield?the national coat-of
"1 never liked oytentatlo is display. "
j he said, "hut s\..-h a lltt.e pin aa I've
been wearing as Governor of the State
i is Inconspicuous and 1 like to feel that
j I have constantly with me something
j that Is a symbol of my service"
\nt Dlarnrfced hy >olse.
Princeton. N. J . January 2.?Presl
: dent-Elect Wilaon demonstrated to?
night that when he is aleepy he can
J take a nap despite noise or turmoil
Me rode from Trenton tired and sleepy,
and kept his eves closed ->n the train
ill the ?ay from Trenton to Prince?
ton Juction.
Here there was a t wr nt v-mlnute
?wait for the connecting train to Prince.
' ton. The waiting-room was empty
' and the Governor settled himself dowr
I >n s hem h In the corner, where as
n|d-fsshloned oil lamp threw a dire
; shadow Many a train thundered hv
j but the fSoverr.or remaCncd undisturbed
i The secret service men bad to wake
; him when the train srrived. and the
? ?lowrr.nr got aboard and resumed his
? nap. He had had s bard day's work or
? Ms correspondence, he said, and felt
I s imewbal fatigued
M oaaaa for I a Maes
Primeton. N. .1. January ] ? Twe
women have been proposed for rdare.
in the Cabinet of President-Elect Wll
: son. one of tbewi for th? portfoli-? of
.-ar\ of War Th'. disrlos ire ?a-?
J made to-day when Mr Wilson was
, ??ked If th? suffragette* had suggested
I any names of women for ?'abinet posi?
tions T think I have re. elv d ?nl?
Iso even requests." he replied 7 ?
i e, ommenda'lon? were made In a gen
ersl way but one did urg. a parti, ular
lady for Secretary of War. If I'm aat
mistaken, but I ought to add that It
was in the Interests of peace.'' i
Peace Plenipotentiaries
Enjoy Day of Re?
Real Stumbling Block in Nego?
tiations Is Adrianople, as Com?
promise Solution Respecting
Aegean Islands Is Possible.
Powers Greatly Con?
cerned in Question.
London, January 2?The plenipo?
tentiaries to tue peace conference en?
joyed a day of general relaxation
Kv.-n the meeting of the ambassador:
to-duy was pui.ly academic, a? all
agr -d that yesterday's advances by
Turkev ..au changed the situation to
fcucii an extent that they muni await
corresponding Instructions from their
respective governments.
The Turks continue to declare their
concessions have eurpassed any logical
expectation, but now say they cannot,
at an.- cost, concede an inch more. Oil
the other hand the allies, with unan?
imous voice, maintain that they w juld
rather end the conference than re?
nounce what they claim is due them by
right of their victories.
That the diplomatic game is being
played, on both ?Ides is evident. The
Turks emphasize tno enormous impor?
tance of what they have ceded, which
In reality is or.ly whfct they have lost,
and what, independently .f the allies,
not even the powers would allow them
to reconquer. The allies, on the other
hand, belittle the Turkish concessions,
as they desire definitely to settle for?
ever their differences with th-? Otto
msn t'mpire.
The real stumbling block la Adrian?
ople, as a compromise solution re?
specting th< Aegean Islands is possible.
Some suggest that Turkey cede them
to the powers, which can decide their
fate. It is recalled that such a course
lias been taken on other occasions
presenting even more difficulties. Fa*
instance, in the war of 1868 between
Italy and Austria. Austria, although
victorious, was induced to ce.ln the
Venetian Provinces to France, which
transferred them to Italy.
Msght Cede I-inn da.
S'.;.porters of this plan hint that
1 Turkey might even cede the Islands to
I the allies, as practically baa been done
with Albania on condition that th*
powers pledge themselves to claim, as
in the case of Albania, the right io
dee'de the statue of the Aegean archi?
The struggle certainly will ha bitter;
between the Turks and the allies. The
are -threatening to appeal to
the supreme tribunal of liurope; the!
latter are threatening to resume the j
' war. It is expected, however, that re-1
I lief from this situation may result ;
from the meeting of the Ambassador,
la whose judgment possibly th? Tu rats :
and the allies will submit if they de- j
I cioe unanimously what Um fate of the j
island shall be The powers are par- '
tieularly concerned in this question be?
cause some of the islands in Samoa
Thrace, commanding y.s they do tha
entrance to the I?ardanel'es. are of ln-i
ternational importance, while Mityiene
and C hios bar the entrance of the gulf
i of Smvrna. The remainder of the aV
Unds still are In the handa of Italy,
who occupied them during the war
i with Turkey. If the powers .nani
: mously ask Greece to evacuate some
of the islands already occupied, it is
; believed Greece will obey.
t ? aaehaaaaatara to-day did not en?
ter deeply into any particular ques?
tion. An exchange of communications
I is going on between chancellories of
the triple en t?ii!? and the triple al
l'ance. while a special understanding
is developing between P. .ssla. Austria
and Italy concerning Albania Regard
? i frontlare of Albania the am?
bassadors believe they will be ab.e to
strike a proper medium between the
too restricted suggestions of the allies
and the too extended boundaries o:
the Turk.
no basis of agreement
Ifforta la ?.etile l.armcat Workers'
strike Kali.
New York. January J. ?Kfforts t?
settle the garment Workers' strike to?
day failed The various agen> ie?
working for peace did not even find
a basis upon which they thought
maniffacturers aast employ as might
The New York flothlng Trades v?
?v>. n.tion had a long meeting, at the
I tea* cf which President I^oiHt
Benjamin, of the manufacturers, de
? |ir?d nothing had been done toward
a settlement. II? said the employes
were willing to treat with the men
but that recognition of the union
would not be granted under anv cir
i umstances
The strike is fizzling out." said Mr
Tie strike leader* said no rrore
meetings bad been planned because
?i" enthuslssm was so great that fur
ther meetirgs wer- useless. The
strikers asserted they had been joined
? i irsag th.- dsv hv many "busholmcn
and <?> several t aller? and cutters"
mho fa !o| : go out when the strike
?es de. iar?d Monday The only dis?
order during the dnj oevurred in a
shop on Broadway, where three gar
men' workers were arrested for at?
tempting to clout th- employes.
deathsIhjeYo accident
M*>re Thaa 3a* Killest Mreeta af
New Van-Ik frwrfeg Mfc
New York. January Z - J?treet arcl j
'dents In Xew Tarif daring the )eai
' l?i: catia?d the death of m persons
'statistic* mad*- public <o dar hy ihr
National Hlehwav Protective *o-1et>
; eh -a that :.*?<? of these) victime wer*
rbttdren. of whom 19* w?-re run "\ er
I by aatomoM'.ee Of the total deaths
:;i wee d a t?j an'omoVie. r* to tr..!
[taj cars and 117 io wagons t>nr>ag
the same period .'.Jvi p?isons were m
jured The death, from t baste eorl
dents In l?ll numb?rcei t;.: Nm.i
one drivers of motor car* ran away
after tae accident*.
Warns Against Initiative and Referendum
Opposition to Appointment oi
Goethalg as Head of Canal
Zone Government.
President, Will Place All F.m
pfojree of fSanal Work L'ncler
Civil Service.
Washington, January -?Opposition
of Democratic Senators to President
Tafts plan ol putting" Colonel Georg?
W. Goethala, builde: of the Panama
Canal, at the head of t:i? civil govern
tr.cnt >? the zone took sue;, proportions I
to-day that some of Mr. Taft's advisers
urged him to forego the plan and leave,
the creation of the zone government to
his successor. President-lJlct Wilson.
Some who talked with the I'res.dent
early In the day were cjiivitic.il that
he would canvass th. situation fur?
ther bafara abandoning Mis plan. Others '
in close touch with the Pr-siiletit were
pastttVa tiiat out of ? onaiaV ratio* f'or '?
?i l l Oaefaastg whom he dees not
wish to involve in a political dlaarai*. aa
waaM give up the ide... ami that Col?
on, i Coothnjs. immediate;-.- after up- ;
pearlng before the congressional com
aattta :i:id formulating appr >pria.tions
for the fortifications of th* Cai.al.
would return to his work.
One feature of the plan, how-vcr. if
Casaaaa lessthala is not put at the head
?f the rone government, is to place
all employes of the canal work tinder
ci\il service by the President's execu?
tive order. A few employes on thr
Isthmus already are tinder civil ser?
vice, but the great number of canal
workers ? have boen appointed by the
Isthmian Canal Commission.
attitude of I?emo-rats.
The attitude of the Democratic Sen?
ators is that the present Canal Com?
mission should not be displaced ar.d
disorganized un'11 the canal Is com?
"The bill authorizing the President
to organize a civil government for the
''atval Zone never c MM have become a
law but for the assurance that there
would be no premature action." said
Senator link,. Smith, o' Georgia. ?rWe
-i' cepted this assurance as meaning
that the commission would be allowed
to continue Its labors until construe
tlon should be finished and the water
The l.-mocrats further take the po?
sition that the serv.es of all the mem?
bers of t'-e commission are needed still,
snd they contend th.-.t to pnvide for
Colonel t^wth^ls snd summarilv dis?
miss all other commissioners w->uld be
an unfa : discrimination. Oenerallv
the>- express admirat'on for ?"r?l ajajl
?ernthals, and Senator Smith went so
far as to sa> he would favor confer?
ring sll possible military honors upon
? But to ilft him alore out 3f the
commission for itiv purpose ard leave
the other com mission- rs out of consid?
eration, and especially lo deprive the
ag -:try of the services ?f the commis?
sion at what may still be a critical
itm? we heiieve ta be ri? ither wise nor 1
fair." Mr Smith continued. He fur?
ther said that many "f the R-r< -bilcn ,
-enator* express this view, aad] he
add.4 his conviction thai If Colonel
Gor hats a nom.nation ?b ojid b. sent la
I not -.-e confirmed at I his time.
l.at ?Jeaer Press Waajr Usenet* ra
Tareack WatrlstMMilal ?eherne.
Ires Moines. Iowa. Januar?' I?Flor?
ence Gamble, thirty-two years old. con?
fessed to Federal authorities here to?
day that she had Ml | -Se-onde.1 with
saars than s?s bachelors over the reua
tf. '-'.nt SOTT- Ot Whom She received
amounts ranging from |U to |&S ghe
withdrew her plea of not guilty t*j
toatiot haralng her with hav-'
inr ?wind!' I ? I. ?*retcr Vrlln_
ton Te??? not of B34 through her,
matrimnn'al aehenres. "he a as bound
?wer "Is the Federal grand Jery and
furnished bands of |l ttf. I
Mexican Minister for Foreign
A flairs in Conference
With Taft.
his coming unheralded
t're-i<lent Makes Xo Specific De?
mands Upon Madero's Rep?
Washington. January 2.?Sonor
j Pedro I,asciiratn. Mexican .Minister for
Foreign Affairs atid personal repgeaant
; alive, at least for the time being, ot
President Madero. came to Washington
'. t i-day to te]i again to President Tnft
I and Secretary of state Knox the story
j of his government's successful struggle
with rebellion, to reassure them of its
! ability to protect American lives and
propertv everywhere in that republic,
and incidentally, jt was whispered to?
night, to find if there was a strain ?*
'ruth at the bott.im of recent reports
that intervention by the t'nited States
: waj? not merely a threat, but an alarm- j
bag pojrtbllitv.
bailor l>as iirain had two ornortuni- |
; ties to talk and to listen at tile White ;
, tlous? to-day. and to-morrow he will
j be given an audlnece by Secretary !
j Kn.ix. .Uthounb White House officials '
j nad no statement to make to-ntglit. it
; became known that President Taft
1 mado no Bawctffo demands upon Ihn
Me\i an Foreign Minister. lie ex- ,
'pressed par'.-.lr interest in condi?
tions In Northern Mexico and was as?
sured that recent troop movements In
that part of th" country and President
Madero's efforts to meet with this
country's d<sire for protection there
i had been fruitful He was able,
j through the reports to the State De
I partment in the last few days, par
j tlallv at least, to confirm Senor tetg
! curaln's statements.
The President was glad to hear it
the reported Improvmeent In condi?
tions on the North.-n Mf\i'-o border
and was aid to have expressed the
hope that the Madero government
would be able to r ip.. with the situa?
tion So far he baa seen no reason
to bellet.? that it will be unable to
do so. hnt the assurance, from the
Mexican minister were welcome..
I Senor lavncii rain's coming to Wash -
ingt Ml was unheralded, and his call at
i the White House w..s arranged oaly
J to-day He first pah! the formal call
j required of all foreign offlclnls who
j expect t" discuss matters of state with
' the President. It lasted 1-ss than ten
minutes, but to-night he was In con
ferenoe with Mr. Taft for almost an
i hiur. It was explicit!*- stated, how?
ever that t. ?? iYesld'-r-.t had made no
demands upon the M- . an govern*
rr.enf. had Issued no "ultimatum" and
that he was impressed with the story
he heard of improved conditions
Just what Senor laascurain will tell
Mr Knox to-morrow was unkn >wn :
here to-night.
felker is elected
Oeweeeratlc I aagMate fer l.everaef
?A law Oat la New llam??a?re
j Con. ord. N H . January 2 - The New
Hampshire legislature in Joint con
i venti?ii to night elected as (lov. rnor
Samuel D. Kelk. r. the Democrats, can
I didate at the last rl.-.tlon. He re?
ceived :Z2 rotes to 1?1 for Franklin
?Vo.ib.stir, of Hei' s. Republican. 2?
rvogr. >?!vea voting with th? Demo?
r:feen Repuhllcarts ahatalned from
voting on the ballot f.,r ?'.overr- r The
.olnt legislative convention to n'aht
nlt'd r-or vacancies In the Sen
a ... e|e? tlr.g ftmr petancint? ?nd giv?
ing that parly a majority m the upper
Hons.- The ele< tor of ilor. rn'T wss
I brow n Into tha legislature by the
failor? ni Mr Pelger. the leading ean
.in., to g. t the necesaary majority
I at the ?alle in Nereag-ef.
Texas Senator Attacks
Initiative and Ref?
Points Out Danger to Present
System of American Govern?
ment if New Principles Are
Adopted?Crowded Floor
and Galleric*; Pay Close
Attention to Address.
Washington, January 2.?Senator Jo
seph W. Bailey, of Texas. Ion*- an* ?I
tile piciurest-ue and striking figure* af
the Senate, delivered to-dav before ?
crowded Hoor and galleries his Unat
spec' ii as a member of that body
Withln a day of two his resignation
w!H he laid
He an'
communicated to Governor Cokjuitt,
Texas, his expectation being that R. M
Johnston, of Houston, will be name :
to fill out his term, which would MUm
March 4.
.Senator Bailey's speech was an at?
tack upon trie principles of the ini?
tiative arid referendum as iustittKlors
that would, if adopted, bring -ibout the
overthrow of the present system of
American government. He declared
they originated ig the desire of poli?
ticians to escape, the responsibility foi
action on such petty questions aa the
location of State capitals and the set?
tlement of prohibition flights. .\s in?
stitutions of government, he declared'
that the sc-hemea. for direct legislation
by r*i- people would convert the United
States from a republic !tno a democ?
racy, and would give Its control into
"the hands of the unskilled, the idle
and the vicious."
An attack upon TT'llllam R. Hearst
in the course of his speech. In whicn
he characterized Mr. Hearst as a "mis?
erable dos'- who had noundei him.
brought Senator Ashurst, of Arizona,
to his feet. He attempted to answe:
phaau of Jir. Bailey's attack npor
radical newspapers md ma<i.i:ines. but
was stopped by the Texas Senator wtt'r
the remark that he "could ma'ie that
re-ply outside.-'
J-ater. Mr. aatllliel took the floor *.n
his own right, and In thi course 01
his defense of the system of d'reo
government paid a tribute to Mr
HeaTst as a loyal cltizrn
Galleries Crowded.
Galleries were crowded to their Ut?
most capacity, and long linos of peo?
ple waited in the corridor for an op?
portunity to hear the Texan's farewell
address to the Senate. To th... mem?
bership of the Senate, was added near?
ly seventy-live members of the House
S- nator Bailey spoke for four hours,
and throughout that time he aecelved
the closest attention. As he concluded,
a wave of applause swept throush th
gallsrt**, bri Baring a sharp reprimand
from OS nail* Gallinger, the presiding
lh-es|Gent-Elect Wilson. although
?sated liberally by Senator Bailey n
defense of his declaration that direct
legislation is not in accord with the
principle >f American government, re?
ceived only this commendation from
the Texas Senator:
? If the man we have elected Preal
dent of the ITnit-d States gives the
country a sane and satisfactory ad?
ministration, the itepiiMK-an party will
never nominate another candidate for
the presidency.
"Why should you?" he continued,
advancing toward the Republican stdt
of the chamber. "You did not carry
but tw i States thia year, and those
two of tb esmallcst. The contest four
years from now will he betw. en us
arid tliH Rooseveltians.
'?He (Roosevelti will take some more,
hut thank God. they will be the kind
we cau afford to lose.
"Our conflict is with Roosevelt. If
our President believes he can take the
I radical vote away from Roosevelt, he
is mistaken. The only man who sau
.do that, and he has not succeeded wed
' ?is Eugene V. Debs.
"He is the only man who can out
; Roosevelt Roosevelt in attra ting th*
r.cd'.al vote. What the Oemo.-rattc
'p..rty needs Is not the radio*:, tut tae
I Democratic:"
Much jf Senator Bailey's speech wa*
[devoted to excerpts and quotation*
from the writings of the men who or?
ganised and first administered the
American government, and to Student?
who had in later years discussed th*
effect of direct legislation upon ita
;! leS Pr>m the former he drew
what he said was unq lestloaable proof
that this began as a Repu dican gov.
ernrnent and not a Democrc. r "f di?
rect legislation. From the latter, among;
whom was Governor Wi'son. ne noted
to show that the opinion nf students
w that t::e ne-pie were not so weal
ksj to legis:vte as were s-asoneet
men selected by theni ?h-> Tamed]
their leg.sl^tion 'n deliberate assem?
At one p.on' S. nator Bailcv pro?
duced a book of pa*<ea which h?
sai.l represented the thtr'y-two i??
tlons submitted to the direct vet* Sa
the people jf Oregon In one >car.
?Now. honor bright." he said. 'Ti**?
many citizens do you suppose tr-re are
who atudled those questions? Hsw
many understood them" I do net ro*a*
to reflect on th* Intelligence of the
peopi? when 1 aay they eeald not oa
d.r.-t..nd l..em with the orq>orte*?*?
the> w. re given to study them i co*l*\
Bot do It myself "
He declared that in 8wlta*rUad
people had become disgusted
constant necessity of voting oa .jae*
t torts of government, snd bsd gradually
refused to go to th* pwJJ* A cotnp*!
s?ry voting law. be sad. had not aaav
. ceded, and they bsd finally d-til Beta
?? I to pay voter*
? wake eso vote, and If they tuft,
pay 'ana to vote, is the principle eaaj
gest-d ' said Senator Ball. >
?er. at er Baller declared] taaat %%*}
gtates whei* cor.stii -i or al ?Ji?4.
menu had bee* sabmltted to the aesw
ple. hat a small aroportion ??: ? r - cttl?
fCotrttnued oa~f>>eenth Pag* J *
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