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VOLUME XLVIII—NO. 97.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1913-TWELVE PAGES.
FAILS TO OVERAWE
INDE OF THE NEWS
DESPITE BLOCKADE OF ANTIVARI
LATTER REFUSE TO GIVE UP
CLAIMS TO SCUTARI.
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MAN WHO IS THE BRAINS
BEHIND THE TARIFF BILL
Brigade Maneuver Near Montenegro
Border Without Giving Custo-
mary Notice—Demand Made
in the British Admiral's
Note Is Refused.
CETTINJE, April 6, -The llttln klngdi.n
of Montenegro has thrown down 'he
gauntlet to the six powers. She declines
to yield to the demand of the powera to
abandon her attempts to gain possession
of Scutari, and has officially announced
"there will fro no departure from the
attitude which conforms to the necessi-
ties of the state of war existing between
the allies and Turkey."
ANTIVARI IS BLOCKADED.
An international fleet, comprising war-
ships of Austria-Hungary, Italy, France,
Germany and Great Britain, is now block-
ading the Montenegrin port of Aritivari.
These include four Austrian warships, the
British cruisers Yarmouth, Inflexible and
Gloucester, the German cruiser Breslaa,
the Italian cruiser Pisa and the French
cruiser Edgar Quinet. Russia is not rep-
resented by a warship, but has acqui-
esced in the naval demonstration.
On Saturday the British admiral sent
the following message to the Montenegrin
premier, Dr. L. Tomanovich:
"I have the honor to inform you that
the international fleet is assembled in
Montenegrin waters as a protest against
the nonfulfillment of the wishes of the
great powers. I desire to call your ex-
cellency's attention to the presence of
the fleet as a proof that the great powers
are acting in concert,, and request that
their wishes be fulfilled without further
delay. Please inform me immed^ely that
your government is ready to carry out
the wishes of the groat powers.''
MONTENEGRO STANDS FIRM.
To this the Montenegrin premier replied
In a not^, expressing regret at the pres-
ence of the fleet, which he considered a
violation of the neutrality proclaimed by
the powers at the beginning of the war
and to the detriment of Montenegro. The
"Despite the pressure which the pres-
ence of the fleet implies, there will be
no departure, from an attitude which con-
forms to the necessities of the state of
war existing between the allies and
A brigade of Austrian troops from rat-
taro has been maneuvering near the Mon-
tenegrin boundary. The customary notice
has not been given the Montenegrin gov-
ernment, and Austria's action is con-
sidered unfriendly arrd menacing.
RUSSIANS CHEER MONTENEGRO
Great Slav Demonstration Is Staged at
ST. PETERSBURG, April d.-Another
great Slav demonstration occurred to-
day, hut on this occasion the police did
not Interfere. The climax was reached
when the crowd, which numbered 50,000,
appeared before Antlchkoff Palace, the
residence of the dowager empress, sang
the national anthem and displayed ban-
ners Inscribed; "Dowr. with Austria!"
"Scutari for the Montenegrins," "The
Cross Over St Sophia!"
A visit was then paid to the cathedrals
and to the guard barracks, where the of-
ficers saluted the banners.
King Nicholas Gives Up Command.
LONDON, April ft.—A dlRputch to the
Chronicle from Vienna says King Nlrb-
olis of Montenegro has resigned ns cbtcf
In command of the army besieging Sen-
Uirl In favor of toe Servian general, Bo-
Jotlc The correspondent adds Unit :i gen-
eral storming of Scutari waR scheduled to
tuke place Monday with the aid of fresh
Servian ordnance and troops.
Turkey to Pay for Prisoners.
LONDON, April 0.—A Constantinople
dispatch to the Times iwi.rs that the coun-
cil of minister* has decided, while refus-
ing to pay indemnity to the allies, to agree
to pay for the maintenance of the prison-
ers of war on a generous scale.
VETERANS TO MEET IN AUGUST
Date of the Texas Reunion May Be
Changed From October.
Ipertal Telegram to The Express.
HOUSTON, Tel., April ft- The annual
reunion of the Tesns Division, United Con
federate Veterans, to lie held this yenr
It Greenvllla. will In all probability oc-
rur during the month of August Instead
of October The latter Is the regular
month for this event.
A communication mbb rend at the meet-
ing if Dick Dowllng camp Sunday aft-
ernoon from Gen. Felix 11. Hotiertson,
commander of the Tela* division, In
rhlcli General Robertson suggests that the
t'ale he changed to suit the wishes .if
the memlierii of the camp at Greenville,
the latter having asked that privilege!
The matter was put to a vote before
the members .if the camp, and It was
unanimously decided to consent to the
change or date, unit the adjutant Instruct
ed accordingly to communicate the sniue
1 to General ltobertson.
Memorial Services Held for Morgan.
j NEW TORK, April ft—Memorial ser-
I vices for the late J. Plerpnnt Morgan
' were held today In St. George's Protest-
I ant Episcopal church, of which he was
1 for forty-five years a vestryman and In
( which his funeral is to take place, prob-
ably April U,
Tho Sun Antonio Express Is tbe only
paper In Southwest Texas carrying the
full dnv aud night wire service of the
Associated Press, everywhere recog-
nized as the greatest news-fathering
organization In the world.
PAGE l—President Wilson to take mes-
sages to Congress In person.
Court will pass upon ballot for San
Antonio School Trustees.
I'VliK j—Situation in the flood regions.
PAGE 8—News of Austin and the depart-
PAGE 4 -Editorials.
PAt.H tv—Texas mohair growers send pro-
test to Washington.
PAGE 9—Woman's page.
PAGE 7 -Baseball played by convirts at
PAGE Bronchos are shut out without a
hit In Austin.
City Baseball League opens series at
Practice shoot Is held at Gun Club's
High School and Marshall will play
ball game today.
Telephone Company team wins Its first
PAGE 11—Market reviews.
PAGE 12 -Rules for the horse show.
Son of Sugar Planter Is Wounded by
Cuban in Duel Over a
HAVANA, April 6—Rudolph Warren,
son of Jere Warren, a prominent Ameri-
can sugar planter, died In a hospital
here tonight from a pistol wound in the
abdomtn which he received In a duel
yesterday with Hannibal Mesa, a mem-
ber of a wealthy Cuban family.
The two young men recently had sev-
eral physical encounters and were re-
puted to be rivals for a woman's affec-
The duel was at thirty-five paces. War-
ren fell at the first fire. Mesa was not
Warren made a statement to the po-
lice that he had accidentally shot him
self. After the duel, Mesa sailed for
New York on the steamer Havana. The
utmost reticence Is being maintained on
all sides regarding the affair.
The Cuban government is taking meas-
ures to procure the arrest and extradi-
tion of Mesa on his arrival In New York.
He will be charged with homicide.
PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE DEMANDS
ITS CANDIDATES' NAMES IN
Hyde Park, l/indon, Is the Scene of
the Usual Sunday
LONDON, April ft—Rioting at the suf-
frage meeting In Hyde Park, which has
become a regular Punday afternoon di-
version, was repeated today. The crowd,
which numbered 15.000, was distinctly
hostile and only the big force of police
prevented the rioters from handling the
Two suffragettes talked for halt an
hour, but were unable to make them-
selves heard above the uproar of horns
and hooting. Missiles of various kinds
were thrown and Miss Brackenbury was
struck In the face. Mounted police final-
ly escorted the women's van from the
park while the police on foot kept the
crowd from following.
A similar disturbance occurred at Wim-
bledon Common, where Miss Annie Ken-
ny attempted to speak but was howled
Mrs. Kmmellne Pnnkhiirat, whr. is on
a hunger strike In Holloway jail, has
teen forcibly fed. according to the Ex-
press. and Is In a statu of collapse. Her
condition Is considered serious. She re
ftited focd and resisted ail effrrts to feed
The campaign of revenge for the sen-
tence Imposed upon Mrs. Pankhurst which
the suffragettes threatened. Ik proceeding
actively, and seems likely to spread Many
outrages have heen committed during the
last twenty-four hours. These Included
the complete destruction of the grand
stsnd nl the rnce course where the prln
clpal Scottish meetings are held, the dam
age being estimated at $15,000, and an
attempt to burn the new grand stand
of the Kelso race course, also In Scot-
land. Two women were caught nfter
they had Ignited oil soaked rugs which
they had placed beneath the Kelso
Many shop windows In Glasgow, In-
cluding those of the labor exchange, were
brokeu; telephone wire* were cut at
tlaulamam. In Monmouthshire; letter
boxes were damaged at Liverpool; thi.
flower beds In the public purls at New-
cast le were torn up, and letter boxei
were burned or damaged 111 London.
Strike May Drive Mills to Germany.
AUBURN, N. Y., April B.—I.enders of
the 1,700 twine mill employe*, who have
been on strike for two weeks, today de-
cided to Ignore the ultimatum of the in-
ternational Harvester Company giving
its workers until Tuesday to return to
work The company announced yester-
day that Its cordage Industry would be
removed to Germany If an immediate
gettlamaat waa not -'f
Members of School Board Cited to
Appear Before Judge Camp This
Morning—Judge Bliss Quotes
Election Law Against
Change in Ballot.
At. A o'clock this morning the executive
committee of the Progressive School
I,eogue will, through .1. Ira Kerchevllle,
present Judge I. L. Camp of the Forty-
fifth District Court a petition asking for
a writ of mandamus compelling the
present School Board of San Antonio to
place the names of the league's candi-
dates for school trustees on a separate
ballot or lu a separate section of the of-
ficial ballot to he used Tuesday.
Whereupon, Judge Don A. Bliss, mem-
ber of the School Board, and the only
uttorr.ey in that organization, will simply
file a generiil demurrer and allow Judge
Camp to rule. Judge Bliss last night
quoted section 59 of the Terrell Election
law as a positive barrier against such
action as Judge Camp is to be nsked to
force on members of the board.
That part of It Judge Bliss will use
"At elections for school district offi-
cers or school officers of any city, town
or village jit which no other officer is
to be elected, any ballot may be used
prescribed by local authorities."
"Kramers of that law, all riglit-thlnklug
men," said Judge Bliss, "are opposed to
the Injection of polities In the affairs of
our public schools. That is why the law
tins written as It Is, and It la a very
patriotic provision. We could not change
this ballot if we would.
"And there is no good reason why it
should be changed. Is tbe Progressive
School League a political pnrtyV They
have denied it. Then why this eleventh
hour attempt to get their candidate* on
a separate section of the ballotV
"The exceeding anxiety that the names
of those (arsons nominated at tlie meet-
ing In Beethoven Hall should be either
placed on a separate ticket or should be
placed to one side under the head of
Progressive ticket on the official ballot
Is a significant fact.
"Why should the uniform practice of
the School Board In preparing the of-
ficial ballot be deviated from lu this
respect? If there are a great number
of employes lu tbe city administration
that ore desired to vote as so many
sheep, under direction, and would not care
who should be elected trustees unless they
were nut under orders, and wno would
not know how to pick out on the regu-
lar ballot the names of the persons they
were directed to vote for, or could be di-
rected to scratch ail the balance of the
ticket aud leave that particular side of
the ticket headed Progressive ticket, then
this exceeding anxiety to have the name*
of these gentlemen on a separate side of
the official ballot or under a separate
head could be fully understood."
FRICTION PLAINLY EVIDENT.
Saturday afternoon and early Saturday
night It seemed, as was indicated by
Carlos Bee lu an Interview published lu
The Kxpress of yesterday, that all was
harmony. But murmurlngs of protest
against the action of the School Boa id
In "mixing" the names of candidates for
ttusli.es Indiscriminately on the ballot
grew louder, culminating In active prep-
arations for an appeal to the Judiciary.
In fact, all plans were made for ask-
ing Judge Caiup to act on the matter
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Kerchevllle got
lu touch with him, and Judge Camp
agreed to hear the question at 4 o'clocg.
Dr. Frederick Terrell, member aud presi-
dent of the board, was telephoned to aud
asked to come to Judge Camp's residence
at tbe hour named. Dr. Terrell sulci
that, as he was only one member of the
board, and as all the member* could not
bn assembled In time for the hearing, he
wculd like to respectfully suggest to
Judge Camp that the hearing go over until
Ibis morning. Judge Camp cheerfully as
senled and fixed tbe inquiry for the time
The petition to be filed with Judge
Camp Is mnde lu the names of Walter
A. Sprtngall. I. J. Kerchevllle, R ft. Cal-
Irhsn, W. L. Barker, C. G. Chaffe, R. O
Lr.ngivorthy, M. W. White and Bob
Barker, plaintiffs, and members of ihe
School Board are styled defendants. The
petition recites In part:
"That said School Hoard publicly an-
nounced April u, 11113, at 10 a. m., as the
time before which nil nominees must
present their' names to said Imard for
places on tbe ticket.
"That the executive committee accord-
ingly presented said nine names men-
tioned alcove by petition to said boiiiM
before lu a. m. on April 5, WIS, for places
on the ballot, and prayed that said mno
names be placed together on said ballot,
to lie designated as the Progressive School
That said defendant* agreed to place
said mime* In a separate column, but
afterwards, without the consent of plain-
tiffs, placed or ordered to be placed, said
nine names on the official ballot Indis-
criminately with six other names, there-
by destroying the Identity of said Fro-
grerslve School ticket for the purpose,
plaintiffs charge, of confuilng the voters
of San Antonio and to create an unfair
flea* aa fan tsa
WILSON WILL IN
President Will Set Aside Precedents of More
Than a Century and Appear Before Con-
gress With Communication on Tariff.
Upq( t^ft sbouj^ljf*. qf Representative Oscar XV. I'uderwood, chairman of the House
Ways and Mea.118 foiauiMtee. mote than'upon auy other one man has falleu the burdeu
of the proposed tariff revision.
VESSEL IS PULLED OFF REEF,
THEN THE HEAVY SEAS
TILT HER OVER.
BAY CITY, Ore., April B.--Twenty-two
men. Including the ship's captain, Ihe
president of a wrecking company of
Portland and the representatives of the
marine underwriters were trapped In the
hold of the German ship Mlml, which cap-
sized off the beach here early today after
having been hauled off a reef on which
she ha<. beien fast two months. How
many perished is not known. Figures
were seen on the bottom of the wreck
at dark. It was supposed they had cut
their way out
A heavy sea was pounding the wreck
and life-savers refused to attempt a res-
cue until It calmed. They said no boat
could be launched and refused to let vol-
unteers take their boat. The life savers
are camped on the tieach tonight watch-
ing for a chance to reach the wreck.
The Mlml, In ballast for Valparaiso
from Astoria, plied up on the reef on
February 13 last. She was not seriously
Injured and the underwriter* .,contracted
with Charles 8. Fisher, of a Portland
construction company, to float her. Fish-
er, his secretary, and seven riggers, Cap-
tain W. E. Crowe, representative of tho
underwriter*; Captain Wetfalt, of the
Mlml, and eleven of his men were aboard
the ship when she capslned. All were be-
low deck when she turned over. It Is
though no bodies or survivor* have reach-
The Mlml was hauled off the rocks at
high tide last night. It was determined
to take her to deep water at once and
she was at anchor off the beach when
the rising wind and sea tilted her over.
Life savers fought all day to reach her,
without success After they had given
It up and ns dark was falling, the men
on the wrecker s bottom appeared.
Seas were sweeping thrf wreck at dark.
Wreckage WBS seen and il was feared
she was breaking up. Whether the men
aboard can hold on until the *ea abates
and the life savers reach them, Is a prob-
lem. The hull Is low in the water and
may sink from sight when the tide rises.
ARMY TAX STAGGERS GERMANY
Dissatisfaction Widespread Over the
Financing of Proposal*.
ItEKLIN, April 6.—With the submission
to the Reichstag tomorrow of the govern-
ment's armament and taxation measures,
u contest will IiegIn which Is almost cer-
lulu to last until Hie summer vacation
nnd possibly will not be ended before
There is no question tlml the army In-
creases will he uocofted without altera-
tion. but there Is widespread disagreement
and dissatisfaction over the financing of
the proposals The new army bill colls
for the expenditure of shoot |28n,«oo,oo0,
and the financial measure* Include u non
reevrrent t*x of from to
M.-q.dOll.OOO spread over two years, and a
remanent yearly Incrwce In *4
from 124.0004)00 to 147.000.000
FORT WORTH MAN BURNS WOM-
AN WITH ACID BEFORE HE
Pr*clal Telegram to The Ftpr«cs.
FORT WORTH Tex., April d.-After
torturing his wife Lydla with chloroform
and carbolic acid while she lay hound
and gagged In hed, Ralph Custln, for
Bome time a dishwasher at a restaurant,
shot and killed himself Sunday after-
noon about 4 o'clock at their home, after-
cording to the story told by his wife
Mrs. Custln is now at the medical col-
lege hospital, where her eyes are being
treated, they having heen badly burned
by the acid. It is not thought she will
lose her sight.
Graole, tho eleven-year-old daughter,
was attending a funeral while the trag-
edy was being enacted.
Mrs. Custln says her husband had been
mentally ueranged ever since he was In-
jured in a railroad accident fourteen
.years ago when he was "railroading."
REBELS TO ATTACK GUAYMAS
Sonora State Troops Also Will Pro-
ceed Against Naco.
NflOALES. Arts., April ft-Official* of
the insurgent state government of Sonor*.
Mexico, todny decided to pres* the cam
palgn against OjedB nnd his federal*, who
are holding Naco, nnd at the some time to
move against the gulf port of Guaymas.
The task of wresting Gnayma* from the
Huerti government Is expected to prove
the more difficult and tomorrow 3,000 ataw
troops will leave Hermoslllo to take the
Already the Insurgent forces are
stretched from the state capital, below
N'ogales. Ariz., to a point only fifteen
miles north of Empulme, tbe American
settlement across the bay from Guavmas.
Refugees returning from ICmpslme re-
port that desertions are oecurrlng dally
from the federal garrison. Many of the
deserters ore joining the Insurgent*. No
reinforcements had arrived nt Guaymas
from Pacific coast points to the south, as
The stnte official* cxiiect to mobilise an
army of more than .1,000 men In the south-
western part of the state and assault the
gulf port before assistance can be secured.
Gen. Alfero Ohregoti of the stnte troops
today left Cnnauca to hasten the cam-
paign against Hjeiln, whose stubborn
fighting with less than men long has
held the Insurgents occuplecl on (lie
Policemen Kill Two in Duel.
GRKKNVILLE, 8. C., April «.-Leon-
nrd Smith, ng.il 17 years, a member of a
wealthy Greenville family, nnd Rowley
Martin, aged 30 years, hi* companion,
were killed here early today In a pistol
duel with three policemen. One of the
latter was seriously wounded. The po-
licemen hBd concealed them»elve» In a
•lore In anticipation of a burglary, when,
according to taatlmony at the coroner *
Inquest, the two young men forced an
I entrance to the bulldlns
SESSION IS TO BEG IN TODA Y
Revision Bill Will Be Introduced Shortly After Noon.
The Representatives, for the First Time, Will Be
Seated on Benches Instead of at the Old-time Desks
and Chairs—Expects Siege by Suffragettes.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 6.—Setting aside precedents of more than
a century, President Wilson will appear in the halls of Congress on Tues-
day to deliver his first legislative message in person. He announced to
Democratic Congressional leaders tonight he would go to the floor of tho
House when it convened Tuesday and there give that body his views on
This decision of the President evoked much comment among the Con<
gressional leaders. He will be the first President of the United States to
appear officially before either branch of Congress in deliberative session
since John Adams, in the first few years of the last century. An attempt
was made exactly 100 years ago, in 1813, to revive the custom, but Presi-
dent Madison declined an invitation to discuss foreign relations with th«
Senate. Since then no President has even suggested joining in the delilw
erations of Congress.
It was suggested tonight that the Senate might go over to the Houm
while the President read his message. Such a proposal is under consider*,
tion by Congressional leaders.
One-cent sugar with the free-ln-three-
years proviso and free wool are the
stumbling blocks, and the meeting todajr
will be followed by further Investigation
to feel out the actual strength of the
SENATORS FAIL TO AGREE.
Tile Senators in conference today were
unable to agree upon the plan of tha
President and Mr. Underwood for one
bill. They prefer separate bills and are
not convinced that any advantage is to
he gained by the other plan. This ques-
tion and that of the supposed antlfret
wool and sugar combination will be cits-
cussed with Mr, Wilson tomorrow at g
conference at the White Hou*e.
The Senators hope to convince th«
President of the strategic value oi
schedule by schedule revision In keeping
opposition Senatoi-B in line.
Chairman I'odenvood said he expects*
no serious opposition In the Houm. Hi
added that-h ftei the caucus approved tnl
bill the House would be given a week or
ten days for general debate upon it, be-
ginning Wednesday. At the conclusion
of general debate the bill will be takei
up paragraph by paragraph and amend-
ments offered will be debated under thi
flve-mlnuto rule. Mr. Underwood was oJ
the opinion that the bill should pass the
House about May I. He would not ex-
press a decided opinion as to when tha
Senate might finish the bill, but thought
eight weeks might suffice,
FREE SUGAR AND WOOL TROUBLES
The meeting of the Democrat* of tilt
Senate Finance Committee did not re.
suit In a discussion of particular *ched«
ules, but of general policy. It was plain,
however, that the threatened trouble ov*f
the pro«peet of free sugar and free wool
was a source of embarras*ment. The
others who wish to see the bill a* l|
stands receive the committee'* endorie*
ment and that of the raucue were nol
certain how much strength the Senatorg
opposed to these two schedule* might b«
President Wilson made his plans known
to Majority Leader Underwood of the
House, Representative A. Mitchell Palm-
er of Pennsylvania and the other House
Democratic leaders that they might be
prepa.-ed for the event.
WILL GET IN CLOSE TOUCH.
The President believes that he can get
In closer touch with the members of both
Houses of Congress by personally ex-
pressing his views to them In these of-
ficial visits to the House, which will be-
come a matter of White House policy.
The President will take advantage- of
these visits to hold conferences with the
party leaders In Congress.
The President has been told by Ills
friends llcat such a procedure is frnuttht
with embarrassments unless he tactfullj
keeps to his purpose merely of giving ad-
vice as Ihe leader of his party and offer-
ing suggestions to those with whom he
confers. Those who have discussed this
with Din, say he ia convinced that Con-
gress will not misunderstand bis Inten-
tions, that he will go to the capital in a
spirit of friendly co-operation, so that
there may be at all times a unanimity
of purpose between the executive and leg-
islative departments of the government.
The President, It waa learned todaj,
had read with considerable surprise re-
ports that he had actually written parts
of the tariff bill or that he had forced
agreements with committees of Congress.
He declared he simply had been nsked
to make suggestions and had cheerfully
done so; that the bill Is the work of
Congress and that his part In It has
been that of counselor nnd adviser. It
Is known, too. that the President Is
anxious to give equal consideration to
the leaders in both Houses of Congress
In seeing that party pledges are carried
8E8SION WILL BEGIN TODAY.
Both houses of the Sixty-third Con-
gres will get down to business in extra-
ordinary session tomorrow, confronted by
the task of revising the tariff The Demo-
cratic tariff bill completed by the Demo-
crats of the Ways and Mean* Commit-
tee probably will be Introduced In the
House shortly after It convenes at noon.
The Senate has already organised for
the new Congress and Its session will be
a mere routine meeting. Immediately af-
terwards, however, a Democratic caucus
will be held, when the fight to revise the
Senate rules to liberalise progress In the
upper body will begin. This matter will
occupy the Senate during a part of the
time that the House break* ltsself with
Its week of tariff debate.
Wh>n the House convene* In Its changed
chamber, where benches have taken the
place o' the old-time desks and chairs,
the members, Including hundreds of new
Representative* elected last fall, will be
sworn In Clerk South Trltpbell will be
the piresldlng officer until the seats have
been filled.and a Speaker elected. The
Democrats following their caucus de-
cision will renominate and re-elect Speak-
er Champ Clark. The Republicans will
nominate Representative Mann of Illi-
nois and Progressive*, the new party
organization In the House, will nominate
Representative Murdock of Kansas.
PROGRESSIVES MAY TROUBLE
The Progreesive* may precipitate trou-
ble at the first fall of the gavel. If they
carry a plan to demand the seating of
SVIlllam J. McDonald In place of Repre-
sentative Young of the Twelfth Michi-
gan District, when the roll of members
elect is called. It Is considered unlikely,
however, that the Progressives will be
recognized to open the contest on Mr.
Young at that time
After the election of the Speaker and
the organization of the House, the Demo-
crats will bring In their proposed rules
for he new Cengress. The party fight
on t.heae rules probably will go over until
Tuesday. Roth Republican and Progres-
sive minorities will present substitute*
for the Democratic rules resolution.
The Democrats with a majority of ap-
proximately 150 members In the House
contemplute little trouble In running
things tc suit themselves In the Senate
the Democrats will line up with 51 Sena-
tors, Republicans, 43, Progressive*, J.
Both House* of Congress will be he-
Ki.'ged tomorrow by a small army of
suffragettes who have planned a parade
through the downtown street* to end In
the rotunda of the Capitol, where Indi-
vidual suffragist* will perform ml«Blon-
ary work for the cause among members
of the House anil Senate.
UNDERWOOD IS CONFIDENT.
The Democratic tariff bill, approved by
President Wilson and the Democrats of
the House and Ways and Means Commit-
tee, will be Introduced In the House
wlicn It convene* at noon tomorrow by
chairman Underwood House Democrats
will caucus on the bill Tuesday nnd
chairman Underwood was confident to-
night that It would be endorsed by an
The Senate Democrat* had no plan to-
night to hold a caucus on the bill, but
a meeting may lie called later. The Sen-
ate Finance Committee1 Democrat* held
a three-hour consultation today, but
apparently made little progress toward
gl\ lng their endorsement to the bill as It
now «t«nds It was evident that Sen-
ator* on the Finance Committee who
have munded out member* of the party
on the bill had not discovered a satls-
(Mtory margin to inture lu pun|«.
_hle to muster There was leg* of tha
confidence* that characterized former
meetings and efforts to obtain a mora
accurate showing of how the forcea art
to stand will be continued.
There has been some dlsaetigfaction
over the fact that Senators have had bug
little to do with the framing of a bill
designed as a party measure. Today tha
Democrats of the Finance Committee got
..... ... ■ ..v - vt vuiillllll
their first explanation of It from > nair-
rnan Underwood, who was In conferenca
with them for an hour and a half. Soma
of them are said to feel some heeitancy
ahout Immediately approving the Mil
without fuller Investigation.
It was suggested that although
measure is to be known aa a party am
Administration bill, its passage by cau
eua agreement and by use of prexure
may lead to trouble within the partr
later If the State* which are now protest*
lng against certain schedules should ba
joined by others.
President Wilson stand* firmly for m
rate of 1 cent a pound on «ugar and tha
removal of all duty after three year*.
This Is his final determination, and he ia
confident a single tariff measure win
such ;i provision can pass
Thi« information oame from
Hcub* officials I at* tonifht. It dtap
of the various alternatives which hltl
have been under consideration.
"he President had been reported
saying that unless the sugarmen
Louisiana accepted the 1 cent propma
ne would insist on free sugar at onea.
They suggested to him they would accept
thy 1 cent rat* provided at the end oi
three years he use his discretion ai i«
whether the diity should be removed.
To all proposal* the President I* pra.
pared to make one answer, that he b#i
Ileves a i-cent rate should be Imposed *a
that the sugar growers c»n aiiu*t thw
business and after three '-ear* augas
should be on the free list The PrMkleiit.
It was learned, believes the sugar bu»|.
net. In t-oulslana would be seriously
affected by Immediate free sugar but lg
ipum uy iiiiiupmn >»• irp»* sugar, l>U
satisfied a satisfactory adjustment I* ■
slble, so that free sugar can be obta
within his own administration
DEATH CLAIMS W. H. JONES
Widely-known Belmont Man Expira
8p"fl«l Telegrams to The SiprtH,
GONZALES, Tex., April 6-C»pt. W,
H Jones of Belmont died at hi* homt
last night, and the body was interred in
the Belmont Cemetery thi* afternoon.
Captain Jones was one of tho oldeit and
most highly respected residents of the
county He was a brother of the late
Wash Jones of Bastrop County, and In
the eighties waa a member of the Texaa
Leglclntlire. Surviving him are hi* wlfa
and one daughter. Mrs L. P. David, of
Belmont, and a win, W. I), C. Jone*. of
this city. The decedent wa* a large
laud owner, having Interest* In Oonialee,
llRstrop. Runnels and other countlea oi
Marconi's Co-worker Diea.
BERLIN. April M -Prof Adolf Blab*
Ihe electrical expert. 1* dead. Prof. Rlabf
wgg *t oee tune a coworker with Wlfc
l'sin Marconi in experiment* In
telegraphy. Tbe German system of '
ten la baaed on PtaC. Elaby * i
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