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WASHINGTON. D. C SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1913. -FORTYS1X PAGES AiDiOTffto-GiiisMAGAZiHB
BULLETS CRASH INTO
KILLED; HOMES; PILLAGED
Madero, Refusing to Listen to Senate's
Demands That He Resign, Con
tinues Barbaric Warfare.
ARMISTICE NOW BEING CONSIDERED
SITUATION AT END OF WEEK'S
" FIGHTING IN THE CITY OF MEXICO
nth li of the battle In
Preiident Madero has
icsign ' The government at Washington has had no omciat communi
cation from Ambassador Wilun for tvventj-four hours
Americans in the Oitv of Mexico are denouncing the halting polio
of the Taft administration The are unanimous In their aertion that
it ha-! been responsible for the lost nf manv lives, and that manv more
will be facrlllced ill the rcisn of anarchy that preail
tstruction of 'firopertv In the cit thus far is estimated to have
los of $;.00 0n The number of persons killed, among- them
nen. ini Iiidine American", runs into the thousands
Soldn rs of Madero s arm
liortcu In revolt and marching
Zapatistas are expected hourlv
The United states battleship Georgia Is the first of the four warships
rushed from Guanlanamo to arrie She reached Vera. Cruz jesterday. The
trginia liraska and Vermont are not far behind
Tit. armored cruiser Colorado arrived at Mazatlan. on the west coast
of .Mexico ve-terda morning The cruller south Dakota Is expected to
arrived at Acapulco earl Sunda morning.
Mexico City (via Galveston), Feb. 15. An armistice of twenty
four hours has been declared from 2 o'clock Sunday morning to per
mit foreigners to reach places of safety, either in the proposed neu
tral zone or wherever they desire to go.
proposition lor an armistice of from twelve to fourteen hours
is nou beinj: considered lv Madero and his advisers.
,lt has aho been i-uysjested that the-American Embassy be constis
ttited a refuge for all foreigners, and that no firing shall be done in
that direction 1 either side.
The armistice ha been akcd for b the Ambassadors and Alin-iUr-.
in order that foreigners may be removed to places of safety
.ml that t!io-e who wh to go to Vera Cruz max do so.
mkiiics ivir.i.i:n in hotel.
U M. Meredith, agent for the National Cash Register Company,
was killed h a bultct while in the Porter Hotel. Sidney Sutherland,
a reporter on the Mexican Herald, was shot in the leg while in his
'win in the 1'orttr House.
I'lirrlcn Dli.loDinls to et.
Mnbassador VV IIon has sent inMtations
to the British. Gcrm?n. and Spanish Min
isters to confer with him on what action
to take in view of Madero s refusal to
Kinuio Yasijuez Gomez a former Ma
dero leader, has cros-sed the northern
border and proclaimed himself President,
t 1"! reported here
The Germ in 1-egation was struck bv a
-hell this afternoon but no one wis ln
lured The B'lel in Legation also has
In en almost completely destrojed. but
no casualties resulted there
President Madero is reported to-night
to have gone out on the Federal fight
ing line with Gen lluerta. his com
mander Vm.-rirnns In Dancer.
The 111 rcased savaccrv of the rescump
tmn of hostilities to-da. as well as the
anil Amiricau -sntlment which has been
aroused In numbers of the Cabinet and
Congressmen who predict intervention,
pi ices American lives in greater danger
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in at am time in the seven dajs that .
battle has rased
'1 he Georgia arriv cd nt V era Cruz at
noon lo-daj. She is the first of the
American battleships to rcaih Mexico
She h is 1.0W marines readj for landing
The Irginia is due at Tampico before
Several thousand Zapatistas, under
Genovcvo de l.no are on the outskirts
of the cits, and have offered allegiance
to Diaz, who lias sent officers to drill
and instruct them
Heavier cannonading I being indulged
In hi both ivjrticH, and the number of
killed and wounded has assumed enor
mous nrnnortbins "I he Federals. In
spired liv Madero and Hucrta. say they
prefer de ith to compromise, and are at
tacking the rebel positions with Increased
determination, and their guns have been
advanced to within a few blocks of th
arsen-I. where Diaz, with his infinite
Fupplj of ammuni'ion. lurks behind his
fortifications, pouring death-dealing shot
Into the charging Federal ranks.
3Indcro Refnaea tdvler.
Gen. Angeles, the second In command
of Madero's arm), has joined de la Bar
ra In an effort to bring about at least
temporary suspension of firing, but Ma
dero has resolved to end theilrev olution
at one blow, and refuses to abate the
bombardment for an Instant.
A Federal battery was put Into action
wlthlii two blocks of the American Em
bassy, but Ambassador 'Wilson protested
so energetically that Diaz would of ne
cessity replj to Its firing, thus shelling
a district which had been accepted as a
neutral zone and which shelters several
hundred foreign women and children
The battery was finally removed
through the personal Intervention of Gen
A few moments later the British con
sul complained that another battery was
endangering his office, and demanded
that it also be removed.
However the lovalist attack on the ar
senal continues to lie directed from the
northwest, which Increased the danger
of the foreigners, most of whom live in
I he district which lies In the direct line
Madero explains th-it this is necessary,
s the more thickly settled district to
vards the palace protects tlio arsenal
from shots fired from that direction The
American e-olonv has wider streets audi
JavwiK around tin huusc3,.-siv Ing better
Mexico Cltv coatiiiurd more iavagcly
announced: Til die rather than
at points outside of Mexico Clt arc re
to join the forces of Diaz. Two thousand
to also Join him
opportunities for cannon and rapid fire
DrinnncL Mndero'n Ttealcnatlon.
majority of the Senate called on
Madero at the national palace this after
noon to demand his resignation, but he
lefused to receive them on anv business
whatsoever. It Is said this will make him
a law breaker and Invalidate his claim
to the Presidenc). lie is bound bv law
to confer with the members of Congress
whenever they so demand The Senate
now lias the power to Impeach and re
move Madero for this violation
Diaz, in replv- to a proposal for a dis
cussion of peace terms, states the Imme
diate resignation of Madero must be the
basis for further discussion.
Gcnevovo de Lao. the Zapatista chief
tain, at the head of several thousand
southern Indians, has reached the out
skirts of the city and is marshalling his
forces for an attack on Madero's rear
Diaz has received a communication In
which the Zapatista places himself un-
tondlllonaiiv at nis orucrs anu iur
offlcers so that the untrained Zapatistas
onditionallv at his orders and asks for
may light to the best advantage. Diaz
has sent several of his best tacticians
to take command of the re-enforcements,
and at an moment the southern hordes
nu) swarm vipon Madero's rear. Diaz
Ecems to prefer not using these men save
as a last resort, as they are restrained
with the greatest difficulty and should
the be unleashed upon the city may
commit tlie mot dreadful crimes
More Federals Mntlnr.
However, the battle Is being carried
on bv both sides with little regard for
the interests of the citizens and even
Ie"s for the foreigners who suffer un
told dnngers and privations.
IJro-ti the outljing districts come re
ports of the mutiny of the- Federal gar
risons at Ozumba, Mlraflores. La Com
panla. Chalco, Tlalpam, ajid San Rafael,
the outposts of the Madero power, which
woro expected to halt the advance of
the southern rebels. There will be -no thins-
to stop the Zapatistas from entering
and sacking the Federal district and
joining their forces to the revolutionists.
The American Country Club is on the
road to Tlalpa-n, and If now exposed to
the scant merer of the bandits. Hun
dreds of Americans hed .taken refuge
there with their families.
Meanwhlli the city, despite the storm
of bullets that sweep its streets. Is In
unwonted activlt). As the Federals
change the location of their batteries,
the d uver points shift, and the streets
lire filled with Jostling masses of safetv
seekers. ear-jing bundles of their most
Plllaicera re Ever) where.
InnuiiK-rible scenes cf pillage occur
land are scarcely noticed, so great is the
preoccupation of the Inhabitants, who
are willing to lose their all lfthelr life
Several' times rebels ond federals have
mistaken these scurrying masses for ad
vancing enemies, and have opened lire
on them, causing countless deaths.
The American Ambassador had adopted
the position of protector of foreigners.
and under his guidance different branches
of salvage, hospital, and -police work
have lieen organized. The thousands of
forelgne rs and an Immense concourse of
Continued on I-a-rr Three.
MADERO HE WILL
Mexican President .Cables the
White Hemse Askkg for .,
APPEAL IS MADE
. TO KEEP HANDS OFF
Cabinet Meets at Call and the
Chief Executive Makes
DECIDES TO STAND PAT
Members of Official Family Are Silent
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After Gathering at the
After a midnight Cabinet session last
nounced at the White House that no
reason had appeared for any change in
poller of the United States.
This brief statement after a lengthy
discussion of the Mexican situation by
the President and his adviser!" Is under
stood to have been decided upon, not so
mucli for Its effect in the United States,
but to counteract reports current In Mex
ico Clt jesterdav- to the effect thst
President Taft has decided to intervene
The statement issuitd will lie communi
cated to Mexico While It is expected
to convince President Madero of Presi
dent Taft's Intention not to Intervene In ,
Mexico at present, at the same time It
does not commit thc administration to a
permanent pollc) of nonintervention.
It Is understood that President Madero
last night cabled Mr. Taft asking If
these reports he had heard In Mexico
City were true or not. and also appealing
to the American President not to Inter
vene in Mexico Madero, it I? understood,
appealed 'to President Taft to give him
a chance to save his government from
the menace of the Diaz revolt. It Is be
lieved here that President Madero hoped
by this appeal to obtain from President
Taft a statement which would commit
the Washington administration to a per
manent policy of non-intervention In
Trxl nf Statement.
The statement Issued at the White
House was as follows
"At a meeting of the Cabinet to-night
the dispatches were considered, and It
was determined the information so far
received afforded no btsis for a change
of pollcj of the government of the United
States already Indicated many times."
Early last evening PreIdent Taft was
Informed that reports were current In
Mexico City that he had cabled the
British Minister at the Mexican capital.
announcing his intention to send troops
Into Mexico. According to the present
Information, fale dispatches to this ef
fect were even read in the Mexican Sen
ate, and the announcements thus made
were accepted In good faith throughout
the cit and the government, causing the
It' was suggested last night that possi
bly the Diaz element In Mexico City
might be responsible for putting the false
reports of an alleged message from Pres
ident Taft into circulation, with the pur
pose of frightening Madero Into abdica
tion. In order to avoid Intervention by
the United States
When President Taft was informed
that theso reports were beimr credited In
the Mexican capital, he quicklv- recog
nized the grave dangers and serious con
sequences .vhlch might result If they
were not nuthoritatlvely and promptly
contradlcteJ. President Madero's appeal
was all that was needed to convince the
President tnat some action was neces
sary nnd at once.
By 7 o'clock summons had been sent
from the White House to. tho members
of the Cabinet, end In a few minutes
Continued on Pasre Three.
TO PICK EMPLOYES
Important Experiments Being Made at
Rockefeller Institution to Determine
Reasons for Criminal Tendencies.
New Tork, Feb. 15. That the time will
come when the emplojer before he en
gages working people will have them
tested In a laboratory to make sure they
are mentally and physically capable of
performing the work, was the prediction
made to-day by Miss Kate Davis, su
perintendent of the State Reformatory
for Women at Bedford Hills, N. T., con
nected with which is the .Laboratory of
Physical Research, founded by John D.
Rockefeller. Jr., to test his remarkable
theory that science holds a cure for de
The amazing results of tests behind
which Mr. Rockefeller has placed his
millions, described to-day by Miss Davis,
J,have caused widespread interest here.
.31 r. KocKerener, in inn, organized the
Bureau of Social Hygiene, and its first
undertaking was the establishment of
the Bedford Laboratory.
"It Is proposed to study from the
ph steal, mental, social, and moral side
each person committed to thc labora
tory." said Mr Rockefeller. "When the
diagnosis is completed it is hoped the
laboratory will be In position to recom
mend the treatment most likely to re
form the individual."
There are bow GOft girls In the n-;
formatol-y, and 100 of them are under
observation In- the laboratory. Thcyi
range lietwcen the ages of Mxtccn and
EGG MARKET SLUMPS;
PRICES ARE .LOWER
Storage Variety Are Likely to Read
the Lew Hark of
As anticipated by the local dealers,
a Mg drop In the price of eggs baa
taken place and the outlook for a furs
ther slump of , considerable propor
tions la most proraUlnf. "
Fresh errs are off three or more
cents per dozen from the prices of a
few days ago, and, according to re
ports from the great egg centers of
the West. Including Chicago, the mar
ket price of fresh eggs la lower than
it has been In twenty years.
Storage eggs, which have been selling
as low as IS cents per dozen In the
I local market, arc likely to sell as low
as j cents a aozen cnia weeK.
Thousands of cases of eggs have been
thrown on the market In the last few
days and the backbone of the "Egg
Trust" has been smashed with the con
sequent effect of helping to reduce the
high' cost of living.
CASTRO WINS FIGHT
TO ENTER COUNTRY
New York, Feb. 13 Gen. Clprlano Cas
tro has won his fight for admi.-slon to
the United States. The former President
of Venezuela has been excludfd bv the
(Commissioner of Immigration and by
?.cretdr N8,el; ,f thc wtment of
I (jomnierce and Labor, to whom he ap-
Ptal.d Attornejs In this city Immedl
atrlj obtained a writ of habeas corpus,
which enabled Castro to come Into New
Voik. Judge Wnrd. In the Fnlteel States
District Court, to-dav- handed down a
deilsiou sustaining thc writ. This means
that the former Venezuelan dictator may
ome mm go across the United States
I border and roam about at will.
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of Judge Ward's decision. "I knew that
at last I would get Justice in this great,
free countr of vourn," he exclaimed
through an Interpreter. "And now that
I have lieen vindicated," he added. "I j
mav soon make arrangements to return J
to Europe However. I may visit other !
parts or vour beautiful land first. Alii
mv life 1 have been dreaming about
seeing and stud)ing the countrj which
all the world knows as America, and
now that I have the opportunity, I may t
do so "
Eugene Hale, ef Maine, Re
ported Critically III at His
Sixteenth Street Home.
PHYSICIAN AT BEDSIDE
Hardin Makes Arrangements to
Spend Night in Residence of
Former Se-nator Eugene Hale is re
ported critically III at his residence. 1001
Sixteenth Street Northwest Because of
the refusal of relatives to talk of liis
Illness or even admit that he was in
town, the nature of Senator's Hale's
sickness could not be learned.
Dr. II 1- Hardin, of 1311 Connecticut
Avenue Northwest, vvas hurriedly sum
moned to the Hale residence earl J in the
evening He remained at the bedside
i ntil midnight when It was learned, ar
rangements hid leen made for him to
remain In the house throughout the
morning It Is stated that other phjsl
cians were called Into a hurried consul
tation, but their identit has not been
At the home of Chandler Hale, Third
Assistant Secrctar) of State, a. son of
ex-Senator Hale, It was admitted that
Air. Hale was at the home of his father.
The residence of Chandler Hale Is 1j33
L Street Northwest. Just a block from
his father's residence.
When newspaper men inquired at the
residence of Senator Hale they were met
by a liveried footman, who refined to
give any information.
Inquiries for members of the Hale fam
ily at both residences were answered
with the reply that no one was at home.
FORMER SENATOR ECGEXE HAT.E
The w hereabouts of all' the members of
the family were unknown to the serv
ants as late as midnight. Telephonic,
queries produced no further results.
In Senator Hale's private bed chamber,
in the second floor of his palatial home,
a dim light burned Into the early hours
of the morning and lights showed In sev
eral other rooms when all the residences
In the vicinity were dark. The auto of
Dr. Hardin remained In frcnt of the
house until an early hour.
Mrs. L. II. Ponndatone Dead.
Word has reached this city of the
death at1- Santa Barbara. Cal , of Mrs.
Lenlta Brandt Poundstone. wife of
Commander II. C. Poundstone, U. S. N.,
as the result of a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Poundstone was the daughter of
the late Jacob Brandt, of Baltimore.
Beside n husband sho Is survived by
two sister?, the Misses Minnie an.d Le
titla Brandt. Funeral arrangements
have not yet been completed.
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JOSEPH G. CANNON.
Vrleraa IrcUlatnr aad foraarr Speaker of the lloaae, srho
from public life after Uilrtj-elgfct yeara la CotLKTc-u.
Cost of Operations and Loss in
Property Runs Into the
TtfRKS HEAVIEST LOSERS
English Statisticians Compute Number
of Victims in Various Battles
and from Disease.
praal C.tilo to The VV khingloa llrtiH.
London. England. Feb 13. VV ith what
Is bcllevea to be the heaviest fighting of
the Balkan war alreadj recorded, Eu
ropean statisticians have been busilv en
gaged In trjing to figure the loss in
life and money entallcdtby the campaign
up to the present dav.
Their efforts have brought them face
to face with the fact that reliable In
formation upon which to base their fig
ures cannot be had, owing to tho garbled
news reports received during the conflict
and to the strict censorship maintained
by the allies and Turks alike
Durlns the International conference lie
twcen the rnvos of the rival fighting
forces here, however, enough facts were
gleaned to warrant the assertion that
the prcnt conflict lias been one of the
most bloody and costly In thc history
of modern warfare.
"vcnrly 200,000 Killed.
Conervatlv e estimates have placed thc
number of dead In tho larger battles
of the early campaign as follows:
Kirk hiluxh and Adrunoiile. A0M TOM
lai Ilurcu - - " SW
Around rkhuUrl J
ToUl " ' c-w
These figures, however, are regarded
as conservative and only 'cover the im
portant batlcs of the campaign before
the truce was called. In addition to
them. It Is estimated that ovcr50,0 more
Turkish soldiers perished as a result of
rilnor engagements and cholera which
ravaged the Ottoman ranks- pn the re
treat to Constantinople. Thirty thousand
men are also. said to have been lost by
the allies through the same causes. This
brings the estimated Turkish loss up to
1000 men, 'and the estimated loss to
the fighting forces of the allies up to
73,000. a total "loss of 199,000 men, which
mav be said to Include the thousands
who fell victims to wounds, sickness, sud
den death on the field, or were listed as
These figures, of course, like all others
that have been compiled, are based only
on conjecture, and are believed by many
experts to be too conservativ. The
actual losses of the campaign will not
be known probably for years after peace
has been restored. "s
The monetary loss Is Incalculable.
Aside from "the vast amount of money
required to carry on the actual oper
ations In the field, there is the destruc
tion of property, the Injury to commerce,
and personal liabilities to figure.
Tonrna Laid Waste.
Hundreds of towns and villages have
been devastated during the struggle.
Great cities have been damaged by fire
and pestilence. Private properO has
been ravaged and the resources of the
governments Involved hav'e Deen almost
Newspaper jreforts, 'upon, which the
xtatlstlcian'hvust rely for-.tho-most part
in estimating-- the monetary- loss In the
Balkans, have failed to'comment extcn-j
sivelv on lhl3 side of the Droblem. It
Is significant, however, that tho indent-1
nlty asked. by. the. Balkan envois. In the.
aooa to retire
recent conference with the Turks ran
Into the hundred millions. A guess as
to the probable cost of the conflict would
make thc total amount run far in bil
lions of dollars rf American money.
Another sMj iC the conflict has been
the suffering entai'ed bv the peasants
of Coth tho allies and the Turks, the dep
redations against womn of both nations,
and the buteherv of noncomblttants. news
of which filtered into the press with the
return of correspondents from tho front
If these resrts are true, the Balkan
trouble has been marked with savagery
and rapine more atrocious than that
which usually follows in the wake of
Pnld OCT Old rorr.
This inevitable scourge fell with partic
ular heaviness upon the inhabitants nf
tho Balkans by reason of the comming
ling of races, the prevalence of religious
lntoleronce. and the long-felt hatred of
the Turks and the troopers of the allies
for one another. Enci had a large score
to pay. and each appears to have exacted
revenge wherever possible
But the conflict between the allies and
the Turks was pum- beide the possibil
ities of a general European war. which
it Involved. One after another great
European nations Interested In getting
av foothold In Southeastern Europe, or
In preventing other European nation
from attaining this foothold, were swept
with rumors of war which upset the
markets, caused the peasants to with
draw their savings, and totaled the loss
of millions through the shrinkage of
Should such a conflict have been pre
cipitated between Pan-Germanism and
Pan-Slavism, a danger that is ever
prevalent, the greatest clash of all Jils-torv-
would have been recorded for pos
terity ALLIES DRAW NEAR
Turkish Empire, Without War Funds,
in Hopeless Position Tchatalja
Alone Saves Capital.
London, Feb. 13 From the military
viewpoint here nothing but Tchatalja
mud now saves Constantinople from the
allied Balkan forces With the Financial
lwsitlon of the Ottoman government
hopeless, the ministry of war has or
dered all offlcers to oliey commands un
der penalty of ilcath. No progress is
being made by the gretjxiwers toward
settling the imbrogtlo. and fighting by
land and sea goes on.
A. Constantinople dispatch saj that
the Turkish battleship Assarl Tewtlk.
which grounded oft Karaburun. In the
Black Sea, Is "believed to be irretriev
ably lost. Shells reported badly holed
In the engine room. The Ironclad ran on
the rocks at full speed. The crew es
caped in boats. The Ottoman gov em
inent has ordered the cruiser Messudlyeh
und two torpedo boat destrojers to de
fend the wreck against Bulgarian artil
lery if it Is possible to salve the guns
now being dismounted.
It Is reported that two troopships were
sunk during the disembarkation of en
listed men at Rodosto by Bulgarian
shells. Another transport loaded with
troops for Charkoui was evrerladen and
leaked so badly that she filled during
the vojuge while another steamer which
took off the men grounded on Marmora
Has Narrow Eaeapr.
Enver Be)', the Terkish commander,
had a narrow escape from capture, by
the Bulgarians, fclio ambushed him near
The Montenegrins lost 3,000 men in
their unsuccessful attempt two das ago
to take Scutari, and besides this the
Turks captured six guns from the Mon-j
The Island. of Crete, was formally cvac-
uated to-day by jthe protecting powers
("irent Britain. Russia. France, and Italv
amid great rejoicings by the Cretans.
rJinlomatlc circles to-night class the
general Turko-Balkan situation as "dlf-
Veteran House Leader Guest'
ef Honor at Banquet Given
NO SWAN SONG, HE SAYS
Former Speaker Briffiant Under Inspi
ration of Distiagiished
They buried Uncle Joe Cannon last
night under an avalanche of praise, con
gratulations, and farewell blessings.
The dinner In his honor at the Raleigh
Hotel was the greatest political function
of the winter seasonr From far and
near men who had served under Uncle
Joe. who had fought with him and for
him. and around him, and against him,
came to thc National Capital to lo
honor to the man who has been the
legislative storm center of the Republi
can party through all of one and
through part of two generations.
The President of the United States
voiced the sentiment of congratulation:
good will and godspeed.
The Chief Justice of the United States
broke an age-old precedent and spoke
at a political function
Members of the Senate, of the Cabinet,
of the Diplomatic Corps, and of the army
and the navy were numbered among the
330 diners who filled every seat in the
vast dining hall, and who later gathered
closer and closer around the wlrj form
of the picturesque statesman.
Partisan lines were obliterated. The
presiding officer was a Democrat. Repre
sentative Benjamin G. Humphreys of
Mississippi. The toastmaster was Rep
resentative J. Hampton Moore of Penn
sylvania, a Republican and a member
of the old guard.
The dinner began at 7J0 o clock, and
lasted till the witching time sourround
Ing midnight. For a farewell dinner It
was without the first note of sadness,
and the gajest man in all fie hall was
Joseph Gurney Cannon, of Danville. Ill .
soon to be a private citizen for at least
One of Uncle Joes favorite habits, the
application of the five-minute rule on
oratory, was the rule of the night. It
.i . riKiui emorcea as evrr air. can-v
non In the he day of his power have ever
enforced It. J
Company Joyoaa from start.
The fun of the evening began almost
before the guests had concluded the.
Impromptu reception and taken their,
places at the table. Chairman Ben
Humphreys, or Mississippi. Introduced
Representative J. Hampton Moore, the
toastmaster. Mr. Moore Indulged in a
few pleasantries about the unobtrusive
part toastmatters usually play at such
occasions, and after the guests liad re
lieved the first sharp pangs of appetite
with a couple of courses. Clifford 1C
Berryman. of the Evening Star, and
Macaulc. cartoonist of the New Tork
World, took the stage and regaled the
audience with a number of lightning like
sketches of Uncle Joe and other notables
present, done with crajon upon a con
Before the dishes for the next course
had been removed. Mr. Harry Stevens,
the well-known local soloist, brought
down the house with a parody entitled
"When the Midnight Chu Chu Leaves for
Following Mr Stevens' contribution,
the first "-et" speech, under the five
minute rule announced earlier by Toast
master Moore, was made by Speaker
Champ Clark, who spoke feelingly of the
departure of Uncle Joe from legislative
halls Mr. Clark was followed by Sena
tor Root of New Tork. Chief Justice
White, of the United States Supreme
Court, ard Representative Samuel H Mc
Call of Massachusetts.
To lighten the tone of a serious note
that might have crept Into the speeches,
the Gridiron quartet rose to the occa
sion with a rendition of "Nellie Was a
Lad," which statement no one seemed
anxious 'to dispute, though desiring fur
ther information on the subject. So
there were a couple of encores.
Henry Litchfield West shortly after
registered one of the distinct hits of the
evening with a steropticon rendition
of the famous "Seven Ages of Man"
(one 'n' If you please) from Shakespeare.
The seven ages were represented on the
slide In the different forms Indicated
In the passage, but each form, from the
infant to the tottering old man. bore
the head of Uncle Joe with his famous
cigar burning furiouslv. Mr. West's
original lines kept the diners In an up
roar of laughter
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.IrobAbl the most enjoyable stunt of
the evening, certalnlv the one which
provoked tho most mirth, was a press
Sailer) act. accurately representing tho
outward appearance of the press gal
lery of the House. Behind a drop cur
tain, hung from the music balcony of
the banquet hull, gathered eight Wash
ington correspondents, men personally
known to every one seated at the tables
E. C. Snjdcr, of the Omaha Bee; K.
D. Clark, of the Chicago Post: R. H.
Patchln. of the New- York Herald:
George Miller, of the Detroit News: Os
wald F. Schuette. of the Chicago Inter
Ocean; Gus J. Karger, of the Cincinnati
Times-Star, und Theodore II. Tiller, of
the Washington Times, undertook to give
the guests, most of whom see the gallery
every day by looking up from seats on
the tloor of the House, an accurate pic
ture of what transpires among the scribes
in the gallery while the House is grind
ing awa at appropriation bills or loos
ing streams of golden oratory over the
burning necessity of a new public build
ing at Sleepy Hollow, X. Y. r
The gallery comment upon the "super
men" and statesmen which they never'
hear, was accurately realized In the re
marks which the scribes, clad for ther
moment In their working- clothes, rained
down upon the diners from their balcony,
after Toastmaster Moore had called the
attention of the diners to the "overhead
"What are ou doing- up there?" called,
Mr. Moore, as the men chased the or
chestra away from their places In the
"Cub" Learns the Ropes.
"This Is the Press Gallery." replied Gus
Karger in his dulcet tones. Then a cub
reporter (E. C Snyder) marched upon
the stage in his green anil guileless way
to elicit Information about the great men
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