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morninj; home circulation, and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features.
Fair, colder to-day; to-morrow
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WASHINGTON. D. C. SUNDAY, .JANUARY .-19. 1913. -F.ORTY -SIX PAGES, and boys''and amis' maqaztne
jStO. 2297.
FIVE CENTS.
WASHINGTON
HERALD
SENATOR ROOT .
TAKES FLING AT
DISTRICT HEADS
Says Commissioners Would Be
Thrown Out of Office in
Any Other Big City.
SEWER CAUSES ATTACK
Conditions in Rock Creek Park De
nounced Before Committee of
One Hundred.
Any other city the size of Washington
would throw Ha municipal government
out of office ir It permitted such a con
dition as that created by the Rock Creek
open sewer to continue, it "was stated by
Senator Ellhu Root of New York, In a
speech to the Committee of One Hundred
' on the Future "Development of Washing
ton. meeting with other citizens as
guests of Arthur J Parsons, at his home
In Eighteenth Street Northwest, last
night.
Senator Root's severe remarks upon
the conditions in Rock Creek were made
Incidental to the theme of his address on
the park commission plans especiallj
in their relation to the Lincoln memorial
lommisslon Senator Root narrated how
for two davs he had tramped up and
down Rock. Creek Vallej with engineer
officers getting lines and marks for the
proposed park valley plan.
Whenever, in the past twentj jears, i
plan for a government building has been
afoot. Senator Root declared, there has
always been some Interest ready to ad
vance plausible reasons why the building
should be placed somewhere else than in
accordance with the adopted plans.
Critical Time- for Cltj.
In reference to the Lincoln Memorial,
lie said that this probablj is the most
critical time In the development
Washington, as th Improper placing of
the Lincoln Memorial would form a most
unhappy precedent for other departures
from the great plans of the city
Senator Root praised highly the L'En-
fant plans, and the work of McKIm
and St. Gaudens
Representative Slav den of Texas, chair
man of the House Committee on Libraries,
to which the resolution approving the
findings of the Lincoln Memorial Commis
sion in favor of the Bacon design and
the Mall site for the memorial was re
ferred. Col A S W orthlngton. Senator
Newlands of Nevada, Rev Wallace Rad
i hffe D D . Richard D Watrous, and
others took part in the general discussion
of the plans. Advocates of a roadwav
connecting Washington and Grttjsburg
battlefield as a memorial to Lincoln are
furnishing most of the opposition to the
Lincoln Memorial Commission's plan, it
was pointed out, and in this connection
"ol Worthlngton raised n Interesting
argument as to the effect such a roadway
would have
Would fmi- urloos Sperinclr.
In ismuch is the roadwav and the pro
loosed monuments, arches and other
'ecoratlons bordering It would be under
J'ederal control, it was noted the. result
would be to present the spectacle of
a fatate divided into two parts, with
, rtt and west sections complctelv under
ttate government and with the long nar
iow right of waj of the proposed road
wav under federal control, but com
ploteli dividing the State
Glenn Brown, chairman of the Com
mittee of One Hundred, presented the
f-peakers
At the conclusion of the discussion
supper was served Mrs Parsons re
ceived with Mr Parsons
Among those present were D J Cal
lahan president and Thomas Grant sec
retary of the Washington Chamber of
Commerce. W. T Galliher, E C Gra
ham, John L. Weaver, John C Letts,
Tr James Dudlev Morgan, James Rush
Marshall, former Assistant Secretary of
Navy Hackett. and George F Boweraian,
Librarian of the Public Librarv
20,000"miKERSnAN
TO RETURN TO WORK
.Manufacturers Sign Protocol with the
Union, Granting Demands
of Employes.
New ark Jan 36. Representatives of
the Dress and Waist Manufacturers As
sociation and officials representing the
International L. -les' Garment Workers
Vnlon and the American Federation of
J.abor signed a protocol to-day and 20,000
workers In the ladles' garment trade,
making up a part of the 100 000 persons
now on strl.ee In the general garment
workers industrj. will return to work
next Mondaj morning
Agitators of the I W W, who have
been trvtng to break into the strike here,
pot up a meeting of about I.O0O people
nt Cooper Union this afternoon These
agitators told the audience that tho
American Federation of Labor had sold
them out and declared that the strikers
liad not achieved anj gain There was
utmost a riot at Cooper Union when this
announcement was made and the excited
strikers rushed to the various halls en
gaged by the union where the situation
was explained to them
Bj the terms of the protocol both par
ties to the agreemert agree to create a
joint board on sanitary control, for the
rurpose of improving the general condi
tions under which the emploves labor
The best paid cutters are now receiving
eoout a weeK. Dut Dy to-dajrs agree
bout sr a week, but by to-day's agreed
ment ruu-nedged cutters win now re
celve not less than 5. Apprentices will
receive 16. J1S. and IIS. according
qualification The minimum wage for
drapers will be S14 a week: for Joiners,
ii. examiners, no and sample hands.
H Female lroners will receive not less
thsn J15 weeklj and the men J15
DIPHTHERIA DECIMATES FAMILY.
Pour Children Ilrnd, Fnther, Mother
and Thrre Others Dying.
Franklin. Pa.. Jan IS State health au
thorities to-day were asked ,to investi
gate what is feared maj become an epi
demic of black diphtheria In Geneva,
a small town near here. Within the last
week four children, aged 17, 15, fe, and 5,
In the family of Silas Williams, have
died from the ravages of the dread dis
ease, and the father, mother, and the
three remaining children are victims
Their recovery Is doubtful.
Rest Serrire to California.
Standard or tourist letter personally
conducted without change dally, except
Sunday. Berth, S3 Washington-Sunset
route. A. J. Potton. G. A 905 F. 705 15th.
"HATCHET MAN" GOES
T0 CHAIR THIS WEEK;
FIRST IN NEW YORK
New York, Jan. 18. Some time during
the week starting to-morrow, perhaps on
that day itself. Jung HIng. the first Chi
nese murderer to receive a death -aen-
tence In a New York court, will be eieo
trocuteri at Sin? Sing.
Jung Hing was sentenced to death for
the. shooting of Yee Toy," a professional
gunman. In New York's Chinatown si
June.
The murder was the direct outcome of
a tong feud and threatened for a time
to develop into one of tho3e wholesale
factional wars with which the people
on the Pacific Coast are more familiar
than those on the Atlantic Seaboard
Yee Toy was a gunman In the employ
of the Kip Sing Tong, while Jung Hing
was retained by the On Loong Tong. The
murder of Tee Toj occurrea in i-eii
Street on the night or june 17 last, and
Jung Hing. while running away from
the scene of the murder, rushed into the
arms of a policeman
ROCffiLllS
Rumor of $10,000,000 En
dowment Is Denied by
Stanley Finch.
ORGANIZES SOCIETY
Finding Employment for Unfortunate
Ii Going to Be Serious
Problem.
The truth of the story that has been
printed to the effect that John D. Rocke
feller has promised a 00,000,000 endow
ment for the erection of rescue homes
for women to be used In connection with
the crusade against the white slave
traffic, was denied last night by Stanley
Finch of the Department of Justice,
following his speech at the meeting held
at the Wlllard for the organization of
a Society of Social Hygiene
Mr, Kinch not only denied that the
oil king had made the offer or the en
dewment, but that he wa In any war
connected with the plan fdr the erec
tion of the string of homes for fallen
women throughout the country that Is
I tanned by the forces fighting the white
slavers Mr. Finch said that the publi
cation of the story was a mistake and
that Im hlmwtf was wnrklnir for the
organisation of a soclety"tliat had as its
aim 4Ue building ot these homes
The story of Mr. Rockefeller being
Interested in this scheme was merely
a newspaper mistake. I don't-know how
it got started unless It was through Mr.
Rockefeller's efforts to have the Rocke
feller Foundation with an enormous en
dowment for various philanthropic and
scientific purposes officially recognized
by Congress
At the time this matter came up 1
s in New York working for the or
ganization of this societv of which I
peak and In some a the work I was
ncaced In there1 became confused with
the story of the Rockefeller Foundation.
and the new s-papers all over the conn
rv took it up and it was printed the
world over"
l'lmwd with Prospects.
Mr Finch explained last night that he
was much more pleased with the wav
the plan for the women's homes was go
ing on now than If the mnch-talked-of
Rockefeller ofTer had been made
"It is better as it is " said the Depart
ment of Justice official, "because it he
had been the donor of the endowment
there would only be one personally vital
ly Interested In the scheme, whereas now
there are many Interested Each of them
Is not onlj a contributor to the fund, but
is anxious to be an active worker, and
that Is what we need In a work like this.
I have enrolled nun) of the wealthiest
and most powerful people In the countrv
"The alms of the socletv I am organ
izing are manifold The first thing we
have before us Is to And out just now
many of the existing houses there are
now where women of this kind may be
sent: what their capacity is, and what
grade or condition of women will be re
ceived there In some of these homes
they will take only 'first offenders,' jou
know, and Its our job to locate all of the
houses and then classify them, so that
e will know Just how thej will be Suit
ed to our uses
Then, In the second place, we will
have to look over the situation and find
out how we can find employment for
these women. That is one of the big
problems we will have to solve They
must not only be taken care of they
must be employed at something or oth
er." ATHENS IN FERMENT
OVER NAVAL VICTORY
Report that Greek Fleet Had Annihi
lated Turkish Squadron Causes
Demonstration in Streets.
Srdal Cable to Tb- vVashlnrtoii Herald.
Athens, Jan IS. This cltv was in a fer
ment of excitement for several hours to
night over the news that the Greek fleet
had at last came to grips with the Turk-
li" fleet ana naa compieiclv destroyed It.
?hA Turks accoramg to advice, received
here -left the Dardanelles this mornln
and were attacked by 'the Greeks -about
thirty miles south of the. Straits. When
the news 6f the annihilation of the Turks
was received here an Immense crowd
gathered outside ot the Ministry of Ma
rine and cheered for some time
It is thought that the daring raid by
the Turkish cruiser Hamldleh on the
Island of Svra during the week deter
mined the government to make an end
of the destructive .Turkish warships hov
ering like wasps in the Aegean Sea.
The Greek fleet consisted of the flag
ship Averoff, the cruisers Pay. Hydra.
Spetsl. and four destroyers. The Turkish
fleet w-as made un of the battleships
Barbaro&a. Turgutrais. the cruisers Mes-
sudlveh, Mahldleh, and Asarlteflk. and
thirteen torpedo-boat destrovers. There
was two hours of neavy lighting, the
Greek fleet firing with great effect. The
greatest damage was, it Is believed, suf
fered by the Barbaroia, as she was early
noticed to have a heavy list to star
board.
Coast Line's "Florida 'perl!."
Solid train to Palm Reach hotels:
one night out; electric-lighted Pull
mans, leaves C'lO p. m. Atlantic Coast
Line. 4 trains daily. 140S N. Y. Ave. nw.
RETROCESSION-A CASE FOR -
An Award for
The Herald's Great $25,000 Contest
The $5,000 House and Lot
and Four $1,250 Touring
Cars Just Purchased
Advocate's Collection of
Awards Now Complete.
From now until midnight on February
& will be a momentous period for the
hundred entered In The Herald s iter
chants' and Manufacturers 5S.CW Con
tert. AH the awards have been selected
and everything Is now ready for the
final, furious balloting- of the next five
weeks or more The fact that every
contestant will receive an award will be
news earerlv welcomed. It demonstrates
In the most emphatic manner the broad
minded spint and enterprise of the Ad
vocate No matter what position
maj oocupj when the race Is over jou
will be rewarded tor your lnaustrv.
The S5X00 house and lot, purchased
from H R. Howenstein Co , 1114 F Street
Northwest is located on the Southeast
corner of Tenth and D Streets Norjheist,
In the heart of a prosperous, growing,
and refined neighborhood
The house Is built on the most approved
modern lines. In an admirable colonial
design The front Is built of selected
pressed brick, and Is matched with large
terrace parking
It has six commodious rooms and bath.
hardwood finish throughout, and polished
floors The steel construction Insures
rermanent stabllltv
A graceful colonial porch adds much
to the attractiveness of the building
Inside accommodations are equal! ex
cellent. There arc large closets, hand
some oak mantels, polished floors, com
bination electric and gas lights, hot
water heat, laundr) trays, servants'
ciostts. and Holland window shades
All In all, this Is a home to warm the
heart of the real homeseeker classic In
design, roomy in size, and beautiful In
finish. Added to this Is the fact that It
Is on a through s-ar line
The four S1.250 automobiles to be given
as second awards to successful contest
ants are illustrated In another part of
to-day's Issue, a also are the four Con
over Baby Grand Pianos purchased from
Percy S. Foster, the four Schubert Plaj -
er planoe and four Schubert upright
pianos purchased from the Joseph
Hall Chase Piano Company '
Two Reo touring cars, purchased from
the Barnard Motor Car Qompany. 1613
Fourteenth Street Northwest, one Over
land touring car purchased from tlw
Overland Washington Motor Compan), ss
Fourteenth Street Northwest: one Stude-
baker (E-M-F) touring car, purchased
from the Commercial Auto and Supply
Company, incorporated. 1MJ New York
Avenue Northwest
A complete list of these and the hun
dreds of other articles to be awarded to
Herald contestants will be published
shortly.
Mention has been made In Uiese col
umns of the special award to Tje glv en
to the contest worker casting the most
votes for any contestant between the
dates of January 16 and February 1. For
complete Information regarding this lib
eral offer see the two-page announcement
In to-day's Herald. This extra competi
tion is open to every one, whether a
contestant gr not
A list of winners of special awards al
ready delivered follows:
Mrs. M. F. Thompson. Uls N Street
Continued on Pace Thrre.
"DEAD" MAN SITS UP
ASKS FOR HIS BREAKFAST
EATS HAM AND EGGS
Ossinlng. N. Y.. Jan IS.,. as 7. 8
Drake, an undertaker, was preparing to
day to embalm the body of Perry Brig
ham, of Ulysses, Pa., who was supposed
to have died during, the night, the "dead
man" sat up and exclaimed:
"How about getting a bite of break
fast?" The amazed family produced a large
platter of ham and eggs, half a dozen
buckwheat cakes, and a cup of coffee.
which Mr. 3Hrham devoured with a
relish. After eating, he Hgnted his pipe,
remarking that he hadn't' felt so well in
years.
The Brlgham family could not arouse
Mr. Brigham this morning, and believing
he had died of heart- trouble during the
night, sent for an undertaker.
Every Contestant in
The Grand Award. This $5,000 House, located on the southeast cor
ner of Tenth and D Streets Northeast. Purchased from H. R. Howenstein
Company, 1314 F Street Northwest, and Seventh and H Streets Northeast.
AMERICAN NAVY
DESTITUTES' HOME
Member of Canadian Parlia
ment Makes Attack on Char
acter of U. S. Bluejackets.
AROUSES INDIGNATION
Letters Are Sent to Secretary Meyer
Asking for Statistics with Which
to Refute Statements.
Ottawa, Out.. Jan 18. Maj Samuel
Simpson Sharpe. Conservative member of
Parliament for North Ontario, startled
the members of the House of Commons
late lastyiight. Just before the adjourn
ment of the House, In concluding his
speech In support of Tremler Borden's
naval pollc. In making an attack on the
character of the men of the United States
Navy. Few members were present at the
time, and the major's words only became
public this morning when the printed re
port of jesterdaj's proceedings was Is
sued In attacking the I-aurlcr plan for
a Canadian-owned and manned navi.Mal
Sharpe said.
"The Liberal partj s pollcv for two
fleet units to be owned and manned by
Canada would afford relief only In the
distant future In view of the condition of
the labor market at tho present time. It
would be absolutely Incapable of being
brought Into effect Imemdlately. ,JLt me
read a few words from a statement by
Mr. Frederick William Wallace, of Moa-I
treal, recognized the world over as an
iiuthorlt In marine affairs-
Could nt Support r.
'For fTanatln to mnfntnln n nm-v oa
me of defending our long coast lines
" ' J ? I """ , !
power would demand a navy larger
than the Dominion could support at the
present time. We will have to depend
upon Great Britain for many vears to
come, thonsrh ewntimltv ff, will 1m
' powerful enough perhaps to maintain
our own navy.
" 'Perhaps Is accentuated, though,
for we may be rich' enough to support
a navj,, yet If Canada's present pros
perity continues, she will never be able
to man Jt with Canadians "
"Then he goes ron to describe the dif
ficulty, experienced by-the 'United States
authorities In obtaining recruits for the
navy, and points out the attractive and
nllurlng placards posted all over' the
rTir,,. ,-, .n V . I
United States to. Induce men to enter
SOLOMON.
Illf
Ssr s .z. -
ilMinlM-BM9B
the naval service And what is his
conclusion? This Is the wav he puts It
" 'Few native Americans sign for the
navj, and those who do are desperate
men who are no good sociall), morally,
and otherwise. A hard winter, hard
times, and strikes make the best recruit
Ing seasons for the I'nlted States navy.
Thus It becomes a sort of home for
destitutes and moral degenerates. De-
frters from foreign ships Scandlna
vians. Russians, Finns. Austrlans, and
Latins take kindly to the Yankee navi
for in it they learn the language and a
trade, and the life to them Is easy com
pared with their previous existence."".
Americans resident here and many
Canadians are Indignant at the asper
sions can on Uie United States, and let
ters have been dispatched to-day to Sec
retary Aiever from here, asking for sta
tlstics and other Information bearing on
me personnel or tne American navy.
Tho whole subject will be raised In the
House of Commons on Monday.
TAFT HOLDS THE RECORD
SIX BANQUETS 'IN TWO NIGHTS
,
RETURNS HOME TUESDAY
New York, Jan 18. When President
Taft visited tho banquet or the Duchess
County Society at the Hotel Astor to
night, he shattered the banquet record
for Chief Executives, having partaken
oi tax dinners in two nights three In
rnliadelphia, and three In thla city.
The Presidential party. Including Mrs.
Taft, Secretin of the Navy Mever.
Postmaster General Hitchcock, and John
Wanamaker. former Postmaster General,
reached here at 3 o'clock. The President
and Mrs. Taft went at once to the Henry
W. Taft home, in Forty-eighth Street,
where they remained until S o'clock. th
hour bet for the commencement of the
dinner in nonor of former President An
drew L. White, of Cornell. At this func
tion, which was held at the Waldorf
Astoria, the President, In a short speech,
proposed the health of Dr. White.
From this event the Chief Executive
went to the banquet of the Ohio So
ciety, where he spoke briefly of the, his
tory of Ohio and the many great men
turned out by the Buckeje State. He
then motored to the Astor for the
Dutchess County dinner, where he made
a few perfunctory remarks before re
turning home.
The President and Mrs. Taft will spend
the night at the Henry W. Taft house
and the President will, to-morrow night.
aaarers a general conference of the
B'nal B'rith.
On Mmday morning the President with
Mrs Taft will go to New Haven, where
he expects 'o make his home after re
tiring from the Presidency. The visit to
New Haven, however, will be very brief,
as the President plans to return to .New
York In time for the theater on Monday
night, tailng a midnight train for Wash
ington.
(123 Baltimore and Return,
Baltimore and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 . m.-train Monday All
trains both wis. Including the Royal
jjmlted. .
STEAMER, 200 ABOARD,
' NEARLYGOES OVER
NIAGARA FALLS
Buffalo, N. Y.. Jan. 18. The steamer
Henry Koerber. with 300 passengers
aboard, narrowly escaped going over
Niagara Falls to-night when her en
gines became disabled.
With the ' passengers In a state of
panic, the boat, sending out calls for
help, had drifted, to a point opposite
Rattlesnake Island, where the current
swings In powerful eddies toward the
falls, when the searchlights of two ves
sels disclosed her predicament, and the
two steamers rushed to her assistance
In time to get a line aboard. They
then pulled her out of danger. Had the
boats failed to discover the Koerber s
plight It would have been a matter of
only fifteen minutes before the boat
would have gone over the falls. The
boat was leased by the Warwick Steel
Company and was bringing lOO employe
from the end of Hertle Avenue to Its
plant In Tonawanda.
GOEfHISCFLLS
FOR 25,000 MEN
Director of Canal Zone Says
Small Army Is Needed
to Guard Ditch.
MORE SHIPS 'NECESSARY
Statements of Noted Engineer Cause
Deep Impression Gires Rea
sons for Need of Forts.
Members of tho House Committee on
Naval Affairs were startled yesterday
when they were Informed that It would
take an army of 13,000 men to guard the
locks and other strategic points connect
ed with the Panama CanaL Col George
W Goetbals said that such a guard was
necessar), and urged Congress to pro
ceed on the theory that such an addition
to the army must be made to protect the
Interests of the United States on the
Isthmus
Col. Goethals pointed out that in case
of war It would not be practicable to
send re-enforcements to the Canal Zone.
An armed force must be kept there.
ample at all times, to aeal wim emer
gencies. Col. Goethals told the com
mittee, that while supplies might be
rushed to the Canal Zone overland. It
would not be practicable, for reasons
that he outlined, to rush troops to the
Isthmus In the event of war. He said
hat any naval power that retained con
trol over the sea would as a result main
tain a certain,, control over the canal
The vrorttTcatlons now- building would
prevent entrance to the canal Col' Goeth
als admitted The enemy, however,
would be able to land an army on cither
coast, and If strong enough could take
the waterwav For this reason Col
Goethals insisted that it vuas the dutv
of Congress to provide the addition to
the army that he suggesed He would
have the armv In an entrenched posi
tion at each of the locks.
StnlnnrntB Hake lliiprrn.li.ii.
Col Goethals' statements made a
strong Impression on the committee in
asmuch as It was plain from hi remarks
that In order adeo,uate!v to guard the
canal It would be necesarv for the
United States to enlarge the navj as
well as the army. It W the opinion of
naval committeemen thit as the situa
tion was outlined bv Col Goethals. mili
tarj necessltv will force the United
Stites to maintain a navv sufficiently
large to enable It to prevent a hostile
nation from landing troops in or near
the Isthmus
Col Goethals" addres before the Naval
Committee came up for discussion In the
House later In the day Incident to the
debate on the arm appropriation bllL
Representative Mondell of Wyoming a
Republican, expressed the belief that if
the addition to the armv sought was
authorized it would Increase the cost of
the milltarv establishment by at least
S35,0O.0O0 a J ear.
The plans now being framed h the
government contemplate sending onlv
S.000 soldiers to the Isthmus In the
course of his testtmonv before the Naval
Committee, CoL Goethals took occasion
to commend the personnel of the Marine
Corps.
"Although an army man. I am forced
to sav thit the conduct of the marines
has been exemplary at all times. I have
seen many drunken soldiers on the
Canal Zone, but I never have seen a
marine there in that condition "
"HIKE OR PAY FOR SUBSTITUTE."
'General"
Rosalie Jonesj Issues
Mnndntr to sntTrnBlsts.
Philadelphia. Jan IS. Either hike or
pay the expenses ot a substitute "
This was the ultimatum Issued to sdf
fragottes' along the Atlantic Coast to
day by 'General' Rosalie Jones, who
will lead the pilgrimage from New York
to Washington next month.
When parade plans are definitely formu
lated a mandatory call to all suffragists
In the cities long the line march will
be Issued.
"Those who don t care to Join In the
parade shall show their Interest In the
cause" by getting some one to take their
places, and paying all their expenses,
announced the "General."
Mrs. Davis Cochran and many other
wealthy suffragists in this city, have al
ready agreed to pay the expenses of a
substitute, declaring the) are. unable to
make the "hike."
BODIES FLOAT IN SEA.
Total Number of 1.1 en Lost. In
VreeU of Veronne Still Mster.
Oporto, Portugal, Jan IS A wireless
dispatch from the captain of the steam
ship Veronese, the Lamport and Holt
steamer that went aground seven miles
north of here in a gale Thursday, states
that there are fifteen dead aboard the
ship and a number of bodies are floating
In the tea near by.
The trtal number ot lives lost, as a
result of the wreck was not given.
Kins o 1llt Month America.
Pans, Jan. IS. A Madrid dispatch to
night announces an approaching visit of
Klrta- Alfonso to Argentina and other
South Amerl'-an republics.7
915.43 to Columbia, j. C- aid Return
via Southern Rallwav account National
Corn Exposition. D-ites of sale. Janu
ary SO. 23, 23, 27, 51. February 3 5, 7. final
limit February 1- Extension of final limit
granted. Consult Agents, 703 lath St..
and 905 F St. nw.
LARGER NAVY
PLEA OF TAFT
ANDHOBSON
President Addresses Ohio So
ciety Banquet in New
York City.
CONDEMNS JONES BILjL
Assails Plan to Free Philippines, and
Says Islands Should Be
Held at All Cost
New York. Jan IS. President WUttanv
Howard Taft and Richmond Pearson
Hobson, Democratic Representative from
Alabama, to-night Joined forces before
the Ohio Society in a plea for a larger
United States Navj , both to preserve the
honor of the United States and to aid
In 'maintaining universal peace The
Ohloans had gathered for the centennial
celebration of Perry s vlctorj on I.ake
I r!e. aid alo for their twent -seventh
annual dinner, and although the Chief
Executive kept the diners waiting for
more, than three hours he was given a
hearty reception bv the distinguished
companv
After an emphatic appeal for an en
argement of the navv. fo'lowing an ail
dress upon similar lines by Representa
tive Hobson. the President launched forth
into an attack on the Jones bill, now
before Congress, providing for the fre-
dom of the Philippines within eight
vears
The President termed such a measure
"suicidal and highly defective, and -aid
that the United States should treat the
Philippines Just as Great Britain treats
Canada and Australia, as colonies, but
should not free them under any circum
stances YlonM ("rente Trouble.
"Were I a political parts." eald the
President. 'I could wish the Dem crats
no worse fortune than the passage of the
Jones bill which I am positive, from mV
ilong acquaintance with the Philippine
Islands would result in a mess and a
mus which would forever Mturn to
plague Its makers The Philippines have
cost the United States to date SlOOOftrt
lor civil expenses, and this money was
appropriated to save them from starva
tion The expense of maintaining troops
in the islands is practlcallv nil and I al
wajs will he opposed to an measure
looking to their fredom
GOVERNOR TO LEAD
! WAR ON GOVERNMENT
t Deposed Executive of Mexican State to
Take Field Against Forct Sent
to Remove Him.
I Alextin "itv. Jam 11 It is extremelv
j probable that Gov Hidalgo of the
iStite r TIaxcala. who has been deposed
j b order of the legislature of his State
IhKCked h the national government, but
j who refuses to leave his office in favor
of Ger. Proto S-ancl ez. will take the
Held in An open revolt against the gov
ernment, thus beginning a new revolt!
tlnn Gov Htdalgn has thousands uf
armed supporters who resent the govern
ments action in deponing him A fight
Is expected either to-night or to morrow
when the government cavalrv arrives at
the cltj of TIaxcala to enforce the order
of the legislature
Gen Pedro !ascuratn informed th
Senate in secret session to-da that there
was now no serious question existing
between Mexico and the United States
Six thousand newspaper men have been
arrested here within the last few davs
on the charge of publishing false ind
alarming news The local press club will
make a demonstration to-morrow after
noon, although the authorities have for
bidden it
MEXICAN FEDERAL
OFFICIALS REMOVED
BY MADERO'S ORDER
The.fctate Department was Informed
Jyesterdav that Gen Beltran. command
ing tne Keoerai forces or Mexico at Vera
Cruz, and Commander Azueta. In charge
of the arsenal at that city, have been
j summarily removed from office.
o explanation of this action bv the
Mexican government Is contained In the
department's dispatches. The news of
Gen Heltran's dismissal caused great
Hurprise, as It was he who madeJt pos
sible for the government to convert the
Diaz revolt at Vera Cruz from a serious
menace to the Madero government Into
a farcical performance
Ambassador Wilson reported that
Michael J Hart, of Mount Carmel, 111-,
is in prison at Empalme de Gonzales,
following a fight with bandits, during
which he killed one of his assailants.
Hart surrendered himself to the authori
ties following his encounter and was
promptly Imprisoned.
An unconfirmed rumor has been re
ceived at Mexico Cltv to the effect that
rebels are attacking Acapulco. whither
the United States crulser'Denver Is now
en route from San Diego, Cal
WINDSTORM INJURES TWO.
Thousand nt Dollar Damage Done
In Pittsburg; hy rur-eveIone.
Plttsourg. Pa . Jan. IS. Two persons
were seriously Injured and considerable
damage done here this afternoon bv a
windstorm cf nearly cyclonic propor
tions. The storm cahsed thousands of
dollars damage In this section. Accord
ing to the Weather Bureau, the wind
velocity at times was seventy-four miles
an hour.
Miss Sadie Monson was picked up bv
the wind and thrown to the pavement
Her arm was broken and she was badly
bruised
William Wilson, thlrtv-two, a railroad
watchman, was severely Injured when
the wind wrecked his shanty.
Many buildings were badly damaged.
The steamboat F. Tyler, bound up the
Monongahela River, was caught by the
gale and blown acrors the river, col
liding with a wall The boat was dis
abled Storm Sweep Wheeling.
Wheeling. W. Va . Jan. IS A cyclone
lasting twenty trlnutts struck this city
without warning to-day and caused
heavy damage. Several houses were
wrecked. wlre were blown down, and
damage amounting to many thousands
of dollars was wrought. Several Per
sons were Injured, but-none fatally.
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