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THE SUN, BALTIMORE, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1913. HARD LICKS FOE POLICE Ihey Support Suffragettes Protest STILL SIFTS DIPLOMATS SAID TO BE SLATED FOR THE COURT OF ST. JAMES PLAN TO BREAK DP GRAFT BENNETT FOR JUDGESHIP Another Candidate Wants GoO Place On Federal Bench. Sylvester And Force Charged With Mismanagement. President Expected To Announce List In A Few Days.
In Gothem Situation Demands "Administrative Efficiency." SENATORS TO SUFFRAGISTS' AID NAMES SUPPOSED TO BE ON IT OPPOSES "MORALS POLICEMEN" MARYLAND'S POSITION WORRIES 2 liiM 1 I IM '111 I I I I LOUIS BRANDEIS Make-Up Depends, In Part, On Whether The Men In View Can Be Prevailed Upon To Accept. Washington, March 9. President Wilson has not completed his roll of diplomats, but announcements are expected within a few days. The President has been considering many names and sounding prospective candidates through his friends. The situation tonight is about like this: Richard Olney, of Massachusetts, can be Ambassador to Great Britain If he wishes.
Democratic Chairman William F. Mc-Comhs can be Ambassador to France If he wishes. T. W. Gregory, a lawyer of Austin, Texas, may be Ambassador to Mexico.
There is some doubt whether he would accept if the post were "offered him. Charles Crane, of Chicago, can go to St. Petersburg or Peking, if he desires, Augustus Thomas, the playwright, probably will be Ambassador to France if Mr. McCombs does not accept. Otherwise, the Ambassadorship to Germany may be offered him Frederick C.
Penfield, of Germantown, Pa, will be Ambassador to one of the European courts, probably Russia, Austria or Turkey. Henry N. Morganthau, of New York, and Thomas Nelson Page are being considered for Ambassadorships. Most of these men have been in Washington during the past week and significance is attached to the fact that some of them not only have been presented to President Wilson but have been introduced likewise to Secretary Bryan, of the State Department. Col.
Thomas Birch, an Intimate friend of both the President and Secretary Bryan, is likely to be Minister to Belgium. W. W. Bride, of Washington, probably will take up one of the legations In Latia America. George W.
Guthrie, Democratic State chairman in Pennsylvania, and Norman E. Mack, formerly national chairman, are being urged for diplomatic appointments. Gossip tonight about assistant secretaries brings foremost the name of John Basset Moore for. First Assistant Secretary pf State. Professor Moore teaches international law in Columbia University and is said to be desired as right-hand man to Secretary Bryan.
It is believed that Charles S. Barrett, of Georgia, president of the National Farmers' Union, who was strongly urged for the post of Secretary of Agriculture, will be associated prominently with Secretary Houston, of the Agricultural Department. ATTEND CLEVELAND'S CHURCH Secretaries Bryan And Wilson At First Presbyterian. Washington, March 9. -The Secretary of State and Mrs.
William J. Bryan attended service today at the First Presbyterian Church, in John Marshall Place. William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor, was there also. This church was attended by Grover Cleveland when he was President.
Virginia Claims Appointment In Due Her, But Weat Virginians Seelc Honor. Washington, March O.Judge William G. Bennett, of Weston, W. for 20 years a member of the Circuit Court of that State, is the latest aspirant for the vacancy to be created in the Fourth Circuit Court of the United States by the resignation of Judge Nathan Goff, who has been elected to the Senate. It developed today that friends of Judge Bennett have been quietly pushing him for the judicial honor, and they declare that he stands a splendid chance if the appointment goes to West Virginia.
As West Virginia's favorite son, however, he will have strong opposition in Congressman John W. Davis, of the First district, whose name will go before Attorney-General McReynolds for recommendation to the President with the indorsement of the House Committee on the Judiciary. The fight for the $7,000 Judicial honor narrowing down between Virginia and West Virginia. So far Maryland Interests have not seriously advanced a man. North Carolina is out of the running because that State has Judge Teter Trltchard on tha Fourth Circuit bench.
South Carolina has not presented a candidate. Virginia Is Inylng strong claim to tha' appointment. The Richmond Bar Association has unanimously indorsed C. V. Meredith, one of the leading lawyers In that State.
Norfolk Is urging Walter II. Toy lor, Northern Virginia is backing John S. Barbour, of Fairfax, and the valley Is pushing Richard Evelyn Byrd. of Win-Chester. II.
Tollard, A. W. Patterson, Willis H. Smith and Judge R. Carter Scott, of Rlcnmond, are other legal llghta in the Old Dominion being brought forward for the appointment.
Virginians believe that that State is entitled to the place because she has not had a man on the Fourth Circuit bench since the court was created. Maryland has furnished Judge Bond. South Carolina Judga Simonton, West Virginia Judge Goff and Virginia, the fifth State In the circuit, has not had the honor, despite the fact tbe home of the court Is at Richmond. Virginians and West Virginians who ar In Washington in the interest of lawyers of their States are wondering what stand Maryland will take in the Judgeship figut. Thbj Sun's correspondent has been repeatedly asked if William Cabell Bruce, of Baltimore, will be brought into the contest The attitude of Mr.
Bruce toward the Judicial appointment interests especially the Virginia contingent. VIRGINIANS SEEK OFFICE Lively Struggle Among: Candidate For Federal Appointments. Washington, March 9. Virginia office seekers have been busy around Washing, ton since President Wilson was Inaugurate ed. The biggest fights which have come to the surface are for the appointments of United States marshal and District Atrfor ney for the Western district.
L. Ail worth, of Accomacj A. Q. Jor dan, of Northampton, and Harry Hall of Portsmouth, are out for the marshal ship. Illram W.
Smith, son of II. Smith, the Richmond lawyer, enl one of Wilson's political managers In the State, and T. J. Downing, of Richmond county, ace having a nlp-and-tnck contest for indorsements for the District Attorney ship. Friends of all these men bare been in Washington.
W. H. Osborne, of Greensboro, N. OL, If being strongly urged for the appointment; of United States Commissioner of Inter, nal Revenue, now held by Royal E. Can Valuable Information Would Be r.ot By Dual System, It Is Declared Home Rule Is Urged.
New York, March 0. The police problem of New York city Is primarily one of administration according to the preliminary legislative report of the Aldermanic committee, appointed to investigate police conditions, which was made public today. The present situation, the committee believes, demands "sustained administrative effiiciency." The report will be submitted to the Board of Aldermen tomorrow and If approved copies will he sent to the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and members of the State Assembly and Senate at Albany. The principle of home rule predominates the report. The committee urges that the question of opening liquor stores and saloons on Sunday he left to the local legislative authorities.
Much space is given to the administrative side of the Police Depart ment. Widespread Corruption Found. "We have received shocking evidence of a widespread corrupt alliance between the police and gamblers and disorderly house keepers," the report says. "The elimination of this grafting is one of the most difficult and important problems with which we are We feel that a police commissioner, with a fixed tenure, with an adequate staff of deputy commissioners, with an ample fund for the employment of a secret service entirely outside of the department would in time secure and maintain an administrative efficiency that would reduce this evil to a minimum." The committee opposes the proposal for two departments for the enforcement of the laws for the prevention of gambling and suppression of the so-called social evil. In this connection the report says Against "Moral "To place the responsibility in the hands of 200 or 300 'morals policemen' would have the tendency to lose, the Information which would result from the dally observation of 10,000 policemen covering every square inch of -the city of New York.
Evidence before us has shown that a proper system of reports from the latter would be of inestimable value to a commissioner in ascertaining conditions and enforcing these laws." The committee recommends that a law bo enacted authorizing the Police Department to photograph and make finger prints and measurements of all persona held by a magistrate or on a bench warrant upon a charge constituting a felony. LYDIA ROBINSON LN WILL Maryland Woman Named As Legatee By Irvin W. Child. New York, March 9. The name of the "friend who was with me in Spain," to whom the late Irving W.
Childs left the income of a trust fund of $15,000, was made public by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude E. when 6he and her attorney, William S. Bennett, filed affidavits in the Surrogate's Court naming Lydia Robinson, of Chester, Kent Island, Md. Surrogate Fowler granted an order dl reeling that Lydla Robinson appear for examination before him as an adverse witness in the contest of the will brought by Mrs.
Childs. The "friend's" testimony is wanted in connection with certain conversations between Childs and Frederick H. Clarke, whom he named as executor of his will, especially as to Clarke's relations with Childs as his attorney. Lydia Robinson will also be called on to testify as to the period when Childs was absent from New York city. She must appear in the Surrogate's Court on March 11, and show cause why she should not Thoie Uho Interfered With Militants Parade In Washington Called "Brutal Loafer." Washington, March 9.
Several hundred men and women gathered here this afternoon in a massmeeting of protest against the disturbance of the suffrage parade on Pennsylvania avenue last Monday and the conduct of the police along the line of inarch. Major Richard Sylvester, superintendent of police, and his force were criticised for "mismanagement and incompetence," and those who interfered with the procession were called "brutal loafers." The speakers were Senators Clapp, of Minnesota; Shafroth and Thomas, of Colorado, and Works, of California; Louis D. Brandeis, "Corporal" James Tanner and Charles Edward Russell. The greater part of the day's speech-making was devoted to arguments in favor of suffrage for women, and the references to last Monday's trouble were large ly incidental. Senator Clapp assured the audience that woman suffrage throughout the country was a matter of but a few years.
"Last Monday's spectacle," he said, "was a sad one. It is a sad thought that pure womanhood cannot march along the streets of the capital of a free nation without insult. The fact that brutal, depraved manhood could come to insult American women is evidence of the Btralts to which the evil political system in this country has come in its fight against progress. I believe last Monday's episode will bring the country to the realization that you cannot league yourself with wrong against progress and escape the responsibility for the acts of the substratum of supporters of wrong." Senator Thomas told the audience that the disorder of Monday marked a new point of progress in the suffrage campaign. "The movement," he said, "has passed through the stages of ridicule and argument and has now reached the point where its opponents resort to physical opposition.
Prom this point it is but a short distance to victory, and the Incident of last Monday will soon be forgotten In the blaze of glory that will attend the final extension of suffrage to women in every State in the Union." The audience received the suffrage arguments of the speakers with enthusiasm and a number of telegrams from suffrage leaders all over the country protesting against Monday's disorder were cheered. SUFFRAGIST IN CHINESE CASE Inez Mllholland Will Assist In Tons Murder Trial In Gotham. New York, March 9. When Gee Doy Tung is placed on trial tomorrow charged with murder, the Chinese tongs, or secret societies, will for the first time be officially recognized in court here. Assistant District Attorney Wasservogel announced today that in presenting the State's case he will depart from the usual procedure in previous trials of Chinese and will try to show the country-wide scope of the tongs and that the murder was part of a tong "battle." Yung is a member of the On Leong Tong.
The "battle." which took place last Oc-tobpr. resulted in the deaths of five men two Chinamen and three white men. An investigation disclosed that on the same liy in tbe Chinese districts of Philadelphia, Cliicnso and San Francisco similar "battles" occurred. Later messages between the Tongs the different cities were interchanged. Mr.
Wasservogel declares, which told exactly what had been nccomplishcd in each city. Another member of the On Leongs and two members of the Hip Sings were arrested in this tily. Each demanded and was granted a separate trial. Counsel for the On Leong Tong men will be assisted at their trials by Miss Inez Milholiand, the suffrage leader. She done much of the work of preparing the cases for trial.
Unusual precatious will be taken at Yungs trial to prevent an outbreak' between the rival Tongs. DIVORCES STIR FREDERICK One For Every Fonr Marriages, Connty" Record Shows. Frederick. March 0. Applications for divorce compared to the number of marriage licenses issued In this county are so large that there is talk in church eircles of having the next Legislature Change the marriage license law.
Since January 1 80 marriage licenses have been issued and in the same time 20 applications for divorce have been filed. This is a ratio of one divorce to every four licenses Issued. In 1012 marriage licenses were issued and 71 applications for divorce filed, or one divorce to seven licenses issued. Throughout the United States the ratio is said to be 1 divorce to every 12 licenses Issued. Before retiring from the bench former Judge John C.
Motter noticed the increased number of divorce applications and deplored it. He said it was becoming too serious to be passed by without menus to better conditions. 118 RESCUED FROM SHIPWRECK Two Mules, Two Paruots And Monkey Left On Steamer. Key West, March 9. Despite a choppy sea, 118 passengers were taken safely from the wrecked British steamship Lugano today and were brought to this port in the wrecking tug Rescue, of the New York Steamship Company.
The Lugano went ashore on AJax Reef at 2 o'clock this morning. She sent up rockets, one of which was sighted at 3.45 by the big tug. The Rescue anchored close to the wrecked vessel at 5 o'clock. In a few minutes a small boat from the Briton brought a petty officer with the r.equest that the tug take off the passengers. Preparations tr the work of transfer were begun immediately.
At that time the Lugano's No. 1 hold was full of water and her second hold was leaking badly. In addition she was short of fresh water. The Rescue started taking off the passengers at 8 There were 2 cabin and 116 steerage, all bound from Spain to Havana. The Lugano sailed originally from Liverpool, touching at Spanish ports on her way to Cuba.
No accident interfered with the transfer of men, women and children to the wrecking tug. Captain Ransome, of the RICHARD OLNEY Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Cleveland. TESTS FOR GOVERNMENT Dr. Friedmann Inoculates Seveu Persons With His Vaccine. FEDERAL INSPECTION PROVIDED Berlin Physician Furnishes United States', Representatives With Snecimem Of His Bacilli Culture- New York, March 9.
In a 30-minute clinic late today Dr. Friederich F. Frled-mann's vaccine, which he claims is a cure for. tuberculosis, was given a test in the presence of United States Government The seven cases treated are to remain under Government inspection and upon their development will depend the official report. It was announced that Dr.
Friedmann had furnished the Federal representatives' with specimens of his bacilli culture and that clinical observations would continue to be made by them. Gathered at Mount Sinai Hospital, where the test took place, was a party of 30 or more physicians and surgeons of the city and the Federal officials for whose benefit the patients were treated. These last were Surgeon F. F. Anderson, chairman of the board authorized by Surgeon-General Blue, of the Federal Public Health Service, and Passed Assistant Surgeon A.
M. Stimson. The Government physicians, acting under orders, they stated, declined to discuss the test. Dr. Anderson, It was said, would leave for Washington late tonight or early tomorrow, while Dr.
Stimson would remain here to watch the effect of the vaccine upon the patients. Patients' History Studied. The innoculation followed a lengthy consultation between Dr. Friedmann and the Government surgeons and more than an hour of study of the history of the prospective patients. The seven persons to be treated, all adults, were brought in from various wards of the hospital where they were patients and one by one given Injections of the vaccine.
Two of them were suffering with pulmonary tuberculosis and the others respectively with tuberculosis of, the the elbow, the ribs, the urinary trnct and the kidneys. Each gave specifically his consent to the inoculation." Observers at the clinic said that Dr. Friedmann had remained free from nervousness throughout and that the work of inoculation had progressed smoothly. The instruments used were furnished by the hospital. "Dr.
Anderson has explained the intention of the Government to conduct a series of clinical tests with Dr. Friedmann's vaccine," said Dr. S. S. Goldwater, superintendent of Mount Sinai Hospital, after the clinic.
"Dr. Friedmann has supplied him with specimens of the culture and clinical observations will be made by the Public Health Service of Washington. Cases Moderately Advanced. "Our special contribution is to admit cases of surgical tuberculosis which have not been operated on so that the Government could make a test. The cases treated by Dr.
Friedmann in the hospital tonight were moderately advanced, and If anything remarkable happens It will surely mean a successful test of the cure. I believe Dr. Friedmann is sincere in his belief that he has found a cure, but as to the outcome time alone will show that." It was said that no demonstrations are to be made tomorrow, as. Dr. Friedmann would be busy preparing for his Canadian trip, for which he is to leave at night.
"When I return," said Dr. Friedmann, "I will treat as many patients as there are cases charted during the six days from now to my return. I shall treat a great number of bone and joint cases. These are cases which show results quickly so that they are visible to the eye in a short time." Dr. Friedmann 6aid that he had received an Invitation by telephone this afternoon from the Philadelphia authorities to come to that city.
He replied that he would telegraph his decision from Canada. GOV. ROBINSON'S BUSY DAY Retire As Arkansas Executive To Become United States Senator. Little Rock, March 8. Gov.
Joe T. Robinson today performed the marriage ceremony of his private secretary, commuted the death sentence of a yonng planter to life imprisonment, signed his own commission as United States Senator and completed the day's activity by sending his resignation as Governor to his brother-in-law, William K. Oldham, president of the State Senate, who automatically becomes acting State Executive. Mr. Robinson's successor will be chosen at a primary In June.
Mr. Robinson was elected to the Senate by the Legislature after the death of Senator Jeff Davis, who had been renominated In a primary. The Legislature exercised na rHmi of makine the selection or call ing a primary by naming Mr. Robinson for the place. The Senator-elect will go to ashington next week.
NEGRO LAUGHS AT POLICE Breaks Away From Deputy Sheriffs In Two Counties. Frederick, March 9. Sam Lee, the negro who broke away from a Frederick county deputy sheriff and on Friday escaped from Sheriff Howard, of Montgomery county, while being taken to Rockville, returned to this city yesterday and laughed at the effort to keep him in jail. Before the authorities were aware that he was back he left for parts unknown and is still at large. While In Jail some time ago he planned a delivery, but a few hours before carrying it out he was informed on by a trusty.
MOOSE WILL BUILD COLLEGE At Meeting. In Philadelphia Buy Land For 1,000,000 Institution. Philadelphia, March 9. The Supreme Council of the Loyal Order of Moose ciosea today the third session of its annual four-day conference In the' Hotel Walton, Brown and Locust streets. Business transacted included the buying of 300 acres of land outside of Chicago to be used as a site for a non-sectarian college for the education of the children of the Loyal Order of Moose throughout the world.
Ar rangements will be completed at the next meeting, to be held in two weeks at the Grand Onera House here. The college win accommodate about 15.000 students. Its estimated cost will be $,000,000. Among SENATOR MOSES E. CLAPP CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL ARBITRATORS AT WORK Considering Controversy Between Roads And Firemen.
NO APPEAL FROM DECISION Three Men, Acting Under Krdman Law, Will Settle Wage Question By April 2 Daily Sessions. New York, March 9. Three men will meet in this city tomorrow to arbitrate, under the Erdman law, the differences between 54 Eastern railroads and their 000 firemen. Public sessions will be held from day to day to hear the evidence presented by the parties to the dispute. The board, which- was named after prolonged negotiations between the confer ence committee of managers of the roads and a committee representing the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine-men, consists of W.
W. Atterbury, vice- president of the Pennsylvania Railroad: Albert Phillips, third vice-president of the firemen's organization, and William L. Chambers, of Washington, formerly chief justice of the Internationtl Court at Samoa and a member of the Spanish Treatv Claims Commission. Mr. Chambers was named by Government officials, designated in the Erdman law as the third or neutral member of the board, after the representa tives of the firemen and the roads had failed to agree upon a man.
Decision By April 2. The decision of the board must be rendered by April 2," and from it there can be no appeal. The dispute has been in progress more than a year, and at one time last month, through the failure of the two parties to agree upon a method of arbitration, threatened to result in a strike "of the firemen of the Eastern roads serv ing a territory with a population of The firemen had voted almost unani mously in favor of a strike if their demands for arbitration by a board of three members under the Erdman act was not granted, while the roads held out for arbitration by a board of six or sevpn mem bers, such as had a few months before adjusted a similar dispute between the roads and their engineers. At the last moment the committee nf railroad managers gave In under protest, ana on February 18 reference of the differences to an arbitral board under the Erdman law was agreed upon. The problem to be solved by the Jboard Is essentially one of wages.
The firemen ask for increases based upon the sizes of the locomotives fired, which would give them a wage of from $2.40 to $4 a day of 10 hours or less. On the heavier locomotives two firemen are demanded. The railroads, while conceding that the firemen ought to have more pay. declare their demands ptd. sive and estimate that the Increased cost to tne lines would aggregate $9,600,000 a year, or 35 per cent, of the firemen's present wages.
Can't Stand Increase, Companies Say it is expected that the roads will seek to demonstrate to the arbitral board that something must give way if railroad em ployes are anowea to maintain an upward pressure upon wages while the Inter-State Commerce Commission keeps freight and passenger rates down and that if the board grants the firemen an Increase in wages it should recommend to the commission proportionate advances in rates. The firemen, according to President W. S. Carter, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, will bend their efforts to the task of proving their demands for increases are justified. in themselves, regardless of what rates the roads are permitted to charge the public.
EXPRESS CO. USES PARCEL POST Common Carrier Said To Save Money By Using Mall. Milwaukee, March 9. A specific case has been found here in which an express company took advantage of the parcel post to save itself trouble and collect a good profit on Uncle Sam's The case has been laid before the local postal authorities, but it is not thought that any action can De taKen. The name of the complainant has been kept an official secret.
The specific ship ment was a box of cigars from Detroit to Milwaukee, by which a Detroit man, about to visit here, decided to test out a suspi cion mat tne express companies "were using the parcel post for their own ship ments. He addressed the box to a Milwaukee friend and paid 40 cents for the shipment. When he reached here he found the Identical package, delivered by parcel post, bearing 22 cents In postage stamps. The express company had made 18 cents on the shipment. Pressing Troup For Consnl General.
New Haven, March 9. Strone pressure is being brought to bear on President Wilson to insure the appointment of Philip Troup, of this city, as Consnl-Gpn- eral at London. Mr. Troup is editor of tne new Haven union, and is a. son of tne late Alexander Troup, who was one of the closest personal friends of William SENATOR J.
F. SHAFROTH MARYLANDERSAFFECTED House Reorganization Costs 4 Congressmen Present Assignments. K0NIG AND SMITH NOT CHANGED By 3Vew Plan Talbott, Covington, Llnthlcnm And Lewis Will Serve On One First-Class Committee. Washington, March 9. As a result of the Democratic caucus action in designating 13 first-class committees, members of which cannot hold other committee assignments, four members of the Maryland delegation in the House will lose seven committee places in the next Congress.
Congressman George Konig, of the Third, and Congressman Frank O. Smith, of the Fifth district, a new member, are not included in the list. Mr. Konig is not a member of the committees designated as the "one-member" bodies, and Mr. Smith had not received any committee assignments.
Congressman J. Harry Covington, of the First district, is on one first-class committee and two minor, committees. His major committee is the Inter-State and Foreign Commerce, of which he will become one of the ranking members as a result of the committee reorganization plan. Mr. Covington has charge of the lighthouse legislation on this committee and is one of the leading authorities on the Panama Canal legislation.
The two minor committees whiA he will vacate are Elections and Industrial Arts apd' Expositions. The Intcr-State and Foreign Commerce is regarded as the third ranking committee in the House. Talbott Loses One Place. Congressman J. Fred C.
Talbott, of the Second district, is on two major committees Naval Affairs and Banking and Currency and is chairman of the Committee on the Disposition of Useless Executive Papers. Mr. Talbott will be compelled to give up the chairmanship he holds and one x)f the other committees. It is probable he will retain the Naval Affairs berth, because he is one of the ranking Democrats on it and also because the committee handles the legislation affecting the Naval Academy. Congressman J.
Charles Linthicum, of Baltimore, holds berths on the Foreign Affairs Committee first class and the Elections Committee. He will retain his place on the Foreign Affairs and let the Election Committee go by the board. Both Mr. Covington and Mr. Linthicum have been compelled to draft reports for the Elections Committee when their time was needed in more important work.
Lewis Seeks FostofHce Committee. Congressman David J. Lewis, of the Sixth district, has places on two major committees Labor and Military Affairs. Mr. Lewis, however, wants a berth on the Postoffice and Post Roads, another major committee, in order that he can give more tlma parcel post problems.
It is probable, therefore, his request for a berth on the Postoffice Committee will be granted and he will give up his other committee assignments. Mr. Konig has places on the Immigration and Naturalization Committee and the District of Columbia. Neither of these committees has been designated as, first class. He will probably retain berths on both of them.
The Democratic caucus placed 12 committees in the same class as the Ways and Means for two reasons, the most Important of which was to give members of the important committees of the House a free hand to attend all meetings and devote their time to the committee's work. The other was to create some vacancies for the new Democratic members of Congress. C0NLEY TO RETIRE AS LEADER Colonel Banghman May Be Chosen Democratic Chairman In Frederick Frederick, March 9. Dr. Charles H.
Conley, for six years chairman of the Democratic County Committee, will not be a candidate for re-election. Col. E. Austin Baughman, son of the late Gen. L.
V. Baughman, for years party leader in this county, is spoken of to succeed him. Colonel Baughman has been treasurer of the county organization for several years. Dr. Conley said he desired to relinquish the chairmanship in order to give more time to his profession.
He was elected chairman shortly after the death of General. Baughman. He took hold at a time when the party was in the minority and at a personal sacrifice devoted much time to solidifying the organizations In the various districts of the county. Others spoken of in connection with the chairmanship are Guy K. Motter and Samuel D.
Thomas, of Frederick; William J. Grove, of Lime Kiln, and Dr. Benjamin Perry, of Urbana. ADRIANOPLE IN DIRE STRAITS Commandant's Message Suggests Prospect Of Early Fall. London, March.
10 The Constantinople correspondent of the Daily Mall expresses the fear that the peace negotiations will go to smash on the indemnity question. Shukri Pasha, commandant at Adriano-ple, reports that portions of the town have been flooded by the melting snow and the forts and entrenchments damaged thereby and that this, combined with the shortage of food and ammunition, may compel him to make a sortie, regardless of risk. A Constantinople dispatch to the Daily News says that Shukri Pasha has informed the Government Adrianople cannot hold out much longer and askg whether terms of surrender may he considered. ORLEANS Officiates At Knights Of Columbus Mass And Communion. New Orleans, March 9.
Cardinal Gibbons officiated this morning at the annual mass and communion of the New Orleans Council, Knights of Columbus, at St, Joseph's Church. It was the only public function at which the Cardinal expects to appear during his present visit to his brother, John T. Gibbons. After the church service Cardinal Gibbons held a reception, at which he met all the knights attending. Following the reception the annual Knights of Columbus breakfast was held, at which several hundred guests were present.
The Car dinal was the guest of honor yesterday at a luncheon given, by. Mrs. Thomas J. gemmes SENATOR JOHN D. WORKS SCHEDULE IS PUZZLE Democratic Tariff Makers Find It Hard To Deal With.
WORKING TO AVOID A SPLIT Further Reduction On Raw Wool Likely Southern Makers Of Cheap Goods For Protection. Washington, March 9. Schedule in which every man, woman and child is interested, since it, embraces clothing blankets and all things made of wool, is proving a stumbling block to the Democratic tariff makers. So also is the cotton schedule, which is in the same catagory. Although tentative rates have been agreed upon in nearly every other schedule, wool and cotton have been held up while the members of the Ways and Means Committee are trying to compose their differences.
The new woolen schedule will certainly not be any higher on the average than the Underwood rates of the last Congress, which were based on a duty of 20 per cent, ad valorem on raw wool. The indications are that the Ways and Means Committee will report a bill with raw wool rate around 15 Der cent, ad valorem. This will be mucn more than a 50 per cent, reduction from the present rate. The committee will not hrlng in a tree wool bill. Radical revisionists believe that theoretically raw wool should be made free, but they realize that the committee wouia have much trouble in passing such a meas ure through the House.
There certainly would be, a split in the Democratic ranks, since scores of Democrats from the Middle and Far West wold resist free wool. As it is, many Democrats are threatening to fight a reduction from the old Under wood bill, though Representative unaer-wood, chairman of the committee, is disposed to accept a further cut. The impression is growing among the Democratic tariff makers that no tariff, duties can restore the wool-growing industry in this country to thp position it once had They say the farmers are raising fewer sheep every year and that this country must look elsewhere for its raw wool This idea is fostered by the Democrats from New England. They would like to see free raw wool for the benefit of their mills, but they will not make a fight for fear of causing a serious split in the Democratic ranks at the outset of the new Administration. A reduction in the duty on raw wool will mean a corresponding reduction in the dijties on manufactured articles of wool, which were reduced about 40 per cent, from the present law in the first Underwood bill.
Secretary of State Bryan has yielded so far to the Underwood idea that he will not use his Influence for free wool. The misunderstanding between the House leader and the Nebraskan over this matter two years ago has been cleared away. The cotton rates are troubling the committee because of the influence that is being brought to bear on Southern members who have cotton factories in their districts. The cheaper grades of cotton cloth are made largely in the South nowadays and these, manufacturers do not relish the idea of having their protection taken away. The Underwood Cotton bill of the last session made some radical cuts in the rates on cotton goods.
It was charged by the Republicans that In the case of the cheaper cotton cloth made in the Southern factories there had been several actual increases of rates. Mr. Underwood declared that this was not the intention of the committee and that he did not believe the Republicans were right. BRYCE ON FAREWELL VISIT Tells Canadians Americans Desire Cordial Relations With Them. Ottawa, March 9.
James Bryce, retiring British Ambassador at Washington, is paying his official farewell to the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. He is the guest of the Duke of Connaught at Government House. Mr. Bryce was a guest at luncheon at the Canadian Club last night and spoke briefly. "I had the pleasure of calling on President Wilson and Secretary Bryan the day before yesterday," he said.
"They assured me In the warmest and sincerest terms of the desire of the American people to maintain the most cordial relations with Canada. The American people entertain no feeling of Jealousy toward Canada. They have a genuine faculty of recognizing stren uous character in other nations and I know that they have a genuine feeling of pride in Canada's progress." SHOOTS MAN WHO CRITICISED Negro Fatally Wounds Another Black Near RockTlIle. Rockville, March 9. Resenting being taken to task for knocking down a stove pipe in the store of John Ricks, at Quince Orchard, four miles northwest of Rockville, Alphonso Jackson, colored, aged 25 years, last night invited Frederick Johnson, also colored, 23 years old, outside and shot him in the chest Johnson is said to be dying in a Wash ington hospital, where he was taken soon after the shooting.
The bullet took effect close to the heart. Jackson was arrested by Sheriff Howard and Deputy Sheriff Hew itt. He denied doing the shooting, but a revolver with one empty chamber was taken Colonel and Mrs. Bryan went to the church from the Willard Hotel, where they are living temporarily, in the victoria which the Government places at the dis posal or tne secretary or state, uoionei Bryan wore the silk hat which he pur chased to wear at the inauguration. STRENGTH IN WILSON'S FACE Alienists Say President's Connie-nance Reveals Firm Character.
St. Louis, March 9. Dr. Daniel Carson Goodman, the alienist, after a study of President Wilson's features, says "At the first inquisitive scrutiny one sees the high forehead, the ra tier Jong upper lip and not prominent jaws the face of an intellectual. Then you see the force of character evidenced in the cer tain contraction of the muscles that clothe his face.
They seem active, ready, as they lie pliant, and match up with the quiet repose In his eyes. "But it is the mouth in this characterful countenance that speaks the most understanding. At first, as I studied the lips, I became a bit frightened. I thought I perceived a certain weakness, petulancy, dormant in them. And I looked again, beyond the feeling and sympathy of their curves, and I saw something cold, firm, reposeful, fearless, convictional.
"I have in front of me a good photograph of Mr. Wilson, and since I feel his mouth to be the conspicuous feature I try isolating it from the rest of the face by exposing only the lips. And now there is no face, for now I am confronted by lips unyielding, full of iron, and cold like the reefed canvas of a sail. And the mouth becomes for me now a mouth merciless and driving a mouth that speaks for a character that will not fall." Dr. Charles H.
Hughes, another alienist, says "Woodrow Wilson's character is reflected in his face. He has one of the best faces I have ever seen. There is something almost fascinating about it. While his is the face of the student, it indicates an exceptionally broad mind and the expressions are those of a man with a big heart and a kindly nature." REPORT AGAINST PRISONS' HEAD Ten Charges Made By Governor Snlzer's Commission. Albany, N.
March 9. Governor Sul-zer made public today the report of the commission of inquiry concerning the administration of State prisons under Superintendent Joseph F. Scott. Ten charges are made by the commission, which, in its opinion," "require explanation and, if possible, justification by the Superintendent of State Prisons." No recommendation is made, but the commission submits its conclusions to Governor Sulzer for his "careful consideration" and for such action as he "may deem for the best interests of the State." The principal charge made against the superintendent is that he permitted Frederick H. Mills to remain in the office of prison sales agent after a report was made to the Governor by John D.
McMahon In September, 1912, that Mills was drawing a salary from the. State and conducting a private business of his own at the 6ame time. This, the commission says, continued under a private understanding with the Superintendent of Prisons. Another allegation is that under, Colonel Scott's administration Harry K. Thaw received unusual liberties in Matteawan State Hospital, that he was permitted to receive callers frequently and to retain In his possession large amounts of money.
The commission severely criticises Colonel Scott for failing to order a prosecution after Dr. John W. Russell, who was superintendent of the Matteawan Hospital, reported to him that John Nv Anhut had offered him a bribe of $20,000 to release Thaw. Other charges involve complaints made by Democratic leaders of Clinton county in relation to the management of Clinton Prison, at Dannemora. KUHN BUYS ELECTRIC LINE Pittsburgh Interests Acqnlre Public Utilities In W.
Va. Cumberland, March 9. A deal is being consummated at Morgantown, W. for the transfer of the holdings of the West Virginia Traction and Electric Company to the Kuhn interests, of Pittsburgh, the present owners of the Wheeling Traction The West Virginia Traction and Electric Company recently purchased the City and Elm Grove lines in Wheeling and the electric lines in Morgan- town. President Harry Warfleld, of the West Virginia Traction and Electric Company, Is now in Morgantown and the deal will probably be completed within a few days.
It is reported that the Morgantown and Dunkards' Valley line, which extends four miles out of Morgantown, In the direction of Wheeling, will also be purchased by the Kuhn interests and that the two cities will be connected by electric lines in the very near future. The lines will be supplied with power from the Cheat river. The same interests purchased the property of the Virginia Oil and Gas Company and have made it a subsidiary company under the title of the iubuxbaa-Ga Company, bell, of Richmond, Va. Mr. Cabell's ep pointment was one of the first made bf President Taft after he entered the White House four years ago.
POPE PIUS IMPROVED1" SpendsTrancniil Night And Receives Visitors No Alarming Symp toms, Says Physician, Rome, March, 9. -A marked Improvement was noted today In the condition of Pops' Plus both the inflammation of the throat and the hoarseness being considerably diminished. The Pope himself said he felt much re lieved and hoped that his "tyrants" would allow him to resume at an early date the ordinary course of life. The attending physicians, however, Insist that he continue to rest. The Pope passed a tranquil night.
Dr. Amicl, who remained In an adjacent room, did not need to give his personal services to the patient until this morning. The Pope then received tho Tapal Secretary of State, Cardinal Merry del Val, and afterward his sisters and niece, who remained with him for more than half an hour. Dr. Marchlafava, in describing the condition of his Holiness today, said that there were no symptoms of gout, from which the Pope has been a frequent sufferer, but that he is afflicted this time with a simple bronchial affection, somewhat diffuse, but without any alarming character.
He declared that there was nothing of an alarming nature whatever in the Pope's indisposition, which might pass unnoticed' except for the advanced age of the Pontiff. The Pope himself is more anxious concerning the health of Cardinal Resplgbl, the Vicar-General, who Is seriously ill with Influenza and about whom the Pope frequently inquires. DOMINICAN HEAD OUT, REPORT Resignation No Cans For" Intervention, Says General Mclntyre. Washington, March 9. Frank Mclntyre, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs and a member of the American commission which recently returned from Santo Domingo, where It aided in the establishment of the provisional government following a revolution, tonight expressed the opinion that if Archbishop Nouel, Provisional President of the Dominican republic, had resigned, as unofficially reported, he practically had been harassed Into it by offlcescekers.
General Mclntyre said that no agreement had been entered Into between Nouel and the American commission for the calling of a popular election, but he naturally supposed that such an election would be held in time. He could see no reason for interference by the United States In the affairs of Santo Domingo because of Nouel's resignation unless disorders should occur as result. No official advices concerning tbe reported resignation of Nouel had been re ceived here tonight. Latent New Of The Shipping. ALEXANDRIA, March 9.
Arrived, gtmr Adrl. ttle, from New York. BROWHEAD, March 9. Stmr Kronprlnwiin Cedlie, New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg n4 Bremen, 'M reported when 200 mile nonthwftst at 1.22 P. M.
Duo at 1'lymouth about A. M. Monday. DOVER, March aUnr Zetland, for New' York. FASNKT, March 9.
Stmr Mauritania, New York for FUhguard and Liverpool, waa reported when 444 miles went at 1.3S P. M. Due at Fishguard about 3 P. M. Monday.
FISHGUARD, March atmr Cf mania, from New York for Liverpool (and pro-ceeded). KIXbALE. March atmr Tunisian, from St. John, for Liverpool. MOVILLE, March atmr Columbia, from New York for aianffow (and proceeded).
NEW YORK, March 9. Arrived, atmr Brltrhlon, from Port Antonio. PHILADELPHIA, March 9. Arrived, Bark Normandy, from New York. QUEKNSTOWN, March atmr Campania, for New York.
SOUTHAMPTON. March atmr New York, from New York. Sailed stmr Gcorso Washington, for Ne York, submit to examination. Nathan II. Allen In an affidavit told of serving on Lydla Robinson at 116 West Fifty-seventh street on March 5 the citation requesting her to appear.
Mrs. Childs, in her affidavit, refers to the provision of the fifth clause of her husband's will, which was as follows: "I give and bequeath and devise to Frederick H. Clarke, trustee, the sum of $15,000, the income thereof to be paid to my friend who was with me in Spain." "Lydia Robinson," Mrs. Child's affidavit continues, "claims to be the friend who was with decedent in Spain, and claims to be the legatee intended in the said item of the will." The testimony of Lydia Robinson Is declared by Mrs. Childs to be material and necessary because she was on several occasions with Childs both In London and Paris in 1908 and 1909, and was also a companion of his in New York city, Baltimore and Philadelphia in 1910, 1911 and 1912.
The trial of the contest of Childs' will is set for March 17, and Mrs. Childs says she wants to use the testimony of Lydla Robinson in the suit. 1 WILLIAM M. BUILLITT RESIGNS Abram Elkus Slentloned As Solicitor-General's Successor. Washington, March 9.
President Wilson has accepted the resignation of William Marshall Bullitt as Solicitor-General to take effect Tuesday, March 11. Mr. Bullitt tomorrow will formally present Attorney-General McReynolds to the Supreme Court Abram I. Elkus, of New York, counsel for the Democratic National Committee, is prominently mentionedl as Mr. Bullett's probable successor.
The most important case Mr. Bullitt presented to the Supreme Court for the Government was the action against James A. Patten, who ran a corner in cotton. Mr. Bullitt held Patten was criminally liable under the Anti-Trust Law and won his contention.
The decision of the Supreme Court in this case will break up "corners" in wheat, corn and other food staples, the result of which was to send the prices of these commodities to abnormal figures. OLEO COMPROMISE DEFENDED Former Secretary JIacVeagh Says There Was No Frand. Chicago, March 9. Franklin MacVeagh, former Secretary of the Treasury, today issued a statement In which he defended his ruling in the oleomargarine prosecutions which resulted in the Government's acceptance of $123,000 in settlement of alleged frauds through which the Govern-ment, it is claimed, was defrauded of $1,200,000. Mr.
MacVeagh asserted that no intentional fraud existed in the cases and that the settlement was on recommendation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. "As the oleomargarine compromise cases have been more or less misunderstood," he said, "I am quite willing to state the fl.cts "These were not fraud cases. No fraud was charged by the Government. No fraud was committed and no fraud therefore was compromised. "These manufacturers were using a cottonseed oil with color which was declared to be natural.
"The oleomargarine people brought the oil to the attention of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The oil then was tested throughout many weeks by the chemical laboratory of the, bureau, by the laboratories of the olemargarlne manufacturers and by private laboratories. It also was tested for sulphur continuously by the Bureau of Animal Industry. No one could find any artificial color. "Finally the manufacturers of oleo-margarino connected with these cases became apparently so certain of the legality of this oil that they began to use It with the knowledge of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, but without the bureau's final decision.
"The bureau meant still to keep Its mind open, but was at the end of its resources at the time. The oil had thus been openly used in larger or smaller quantities for some months when the bureau by new chemical inquiries became satisfied that the oil, after all, was artificially colored by sulphur. "When this was announced all manufacturers of oleomargarine quit using the PtU" Rescue, declined to take on board his craft vtwo mules, two parrQts and a monkey which were in the Lugano, so they were left in the steamship. The Rescue arrived here with the Lugano's passengers at 9 o'clock tonight, having started from Ajax Reef At 10 A. M.
At the pier the passengers were met with carriages, in which they were conveyed, to the Mallory warehouse, where accommodations had been arranged for them. Special officers were detailed to look aftei them during their 6tay in this port NO GLOBE-TROTTING CRUSADE American Suffragists Will Attend Budapest Convention Jane 15. New York, March. 9. Plans are, under way to have a number of American women attend the convention of the International Suffrage Association in Budapest on June 15.
It has been decided to abandon a proposed globe-trotting suffragist crusade that would have taken a yellow-bannered special train through Siberia, China and Japan. The so-called 'critical state of the suffrage fight in America" was ascribed as the reason for this. Among the leading suffragettes who are expected toattend. the convention are "General" Rosalie Jones, Dr. Anna How-prrf Shaw, Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. o. 11. V. Belmont, Mrs.
Ernest Thompson Seton and Mis.s Mary. Johnstons the guests of the council was supreme Sergeant-at-Arms James J. Keogh, of Bal-tlmore 7.
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