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SOLD TO HUERTA,
Startling' Information Indi
cates Rifles Came from Nip
USED !N RUSSIAN WAR
Activity in Mexico Real Sub-
, ject Discussed at White
REPORT APPEARS SIGNIFICANT
President's Proclamation lifting Bar
rier Against Ammunition Soon
to Be Made.
Some definite light was shed yesterday
upon a new phase of the Mexican situ
It relates to Japanese activity In Mex
This subject was discussed at the con
ference between the President and the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It
was. in fact, the feature of the confer
ence which gravely Impressed the mem
bers of the. Senate Committee and which
caused them to decline to discuss what
had been disclosed to them In regard to
the Mexican situation.
The Information which has come
fhla government Is to the effect that
Huerta has been obtaining hla supply
of arms recently from Japaaeae
sources. The rifles which he had been
obtaining; are those which -were used
In the Japanese war with Russia.
It is understood the information
which officials of this government
have obtained indicates that the sup
ply of arms came from the Japanese
government Itself, but many In Wash
ington hesitate to credit this report.
Officials, however, who have had access
to the 'information intimate that the
ivldcnce is strong.
Used In Rnsslan War.
It was reported some time ago that rlftcs
used by the Japanese army were being
sold. These rifles were of an old type
used by the Japanese in the war with
Russia. The Japanese government, it
was said, had several thousand of these
rifles on hand, and waa .disposing of Jthem
-because they were. being; replaced wltfc a
more modem type or firearm. At that
time, however. It was said that the Japa
nese government was selling these rifles
to private corporations or individuals in
It was suggested then that some of
the rifles might find their nay Into Mex
ico; in fact, there were reports that the
-Mexican rebels were trying to obtain
some of them.
Whether the report is true that some
of these arms were obtained by Huerta
direct from the Japanese government, the
fact that they have found their nay
into the hands of the dictator's soldiers
is In itself significant. The attitude of
this government and its earnest desire
to shut off all supplies of firearms and
ammunition from Huerta have been well
known to all the governments.
There is no disposition to question the
rleht of Japanese private Interests to
sell rifles to the Huerta forces, nor even
of the Japanese goernment Itself to do
this. If It Is Inclined that way. The slg-
nlficance of the situation, as voiced by
members of the Senate, is that Japan Is
disposed to follow such a course. .
Harrier to De Lifted.
Members of Congress who are fa
miliar now with President Wilson's
views expect him within a day or two
to issue a proclamation removing the
barrier against the flow of arms and
ammunition across the Rio Grande
This will give Carranza and his
forces access to the American markets
and -n III meet a request which the con
stitutionalist leader has been urging
upon the Washington government for
months Carranza has contended, in
fact, that If he could obtain arms and
ammunition from United States
sources, he would make short work of
driving Huerta from Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY FORTIFIED
WITH GUNS RECEIVED
RECENTLY FROM EUROPE
ErecUi CMde to The Waahinrton HaaH.
Mexico Citv. Jan. 27. The city of Ori
zaba, on the Mexican Railway, is being
fortified and orders have been given that
it shall be heavily garrisoned immediate
ly In preparation for an expected rebel
movement upon Vera Cruz. Five car
loads of ammunition, rifles and rapid
Are guns from Europe have arrived here
by way of Vera Cruz.
Arrests of alleged plotters against
Huerta continue. Troops are being gar
risoned in the palace and machine guns
stationed on the roof.
Prominent Felldstaa deny the existence
of a -plot against the life of Huerta. They
declare that the excitement was started
and the charges were made by the gov
ernment as an excuse for the arrest of
the men, and to get rid of .them.
The police exonerate the Felicistas.
There is great activity in the enforce
ment of a law of 1S69 compelling all males
w ho are able to bear arms to enlist.
CARRANZA, ORDERS RECALL
OF $10,000,000 CURRENCY
Erdl to The Wuhincton Ucsild.
Naco, Ariz., Jan. 17. The finances of
the constitutionalists have been disrupted
and chaos has resulted in ail 'business In
Northern Mexico, following the recall to
day of 310,000,000 of the new currency.
The decree for the recall was made by
The discovery of extensive forgeries of
signatures to bank notes that were lost
tn transit from New Tork to the border
was responsible for the recall, when
lost the bills were unsigned. i
.W. D. Gooch. manager of the mercan
tile holdings of the Cananea Consolidated
Copper Company, of Cananea, SonoraJ
and two ciertcs were piacea unaer arrest
by the Mexican authorities, when they re
fused to accept some of the forged notes.
They wero released finally through the
efforts of Charles Montagus, the Amen
can consular agent
COAST DEVASTATED BY STORM.
Eight rersona Killed by Floods and
Special la Tin Wsahiacton Herald,
San Francisco, "Jan. 27. Eight persons
are known to have been killed by the
flood and storm, that have swept the
Pacific Coastfrom the Canadian boundary
to the Mexican line, and many miles to
the east during the last three days. The
devastated country began to recover to
day. although many cities and towns were
out 01 corauiusutatuwu wuu mo iui w
the world, and accurate reports of loss
of life and property came In slowly. It
will be several days before traffic can
Fear was felt today for the safety of
residents of many small towns that were
swept by the swollen rivers, and from
which no word has been receiv ed for three
days. The Sacramento Valley lowlands
arV covered with water, and ranchers of
JOhat section of the State have been driven
from their homes. Reports from Oregon
said that every town had suffered storm
Will Remove "Page Rider"
from Capital's Supply Bill.
TAXPAYERS GET DUES
Revenues of Washington Held Sepa
rate for Gty's Use New Items
to Be Added.
By JOSEril P. A 1"S.
A tacit agreement to reserve excluslve-
ly for District use any portion of the esti
mated revenues of the District not appro
priated for in the District appropriation
bill has been reached by the District
subcommittee of the Senate Appropria
tions Committee. The subcommittee has
suspended hearings temporarily pending
the return to Washington of Senator Gal
linger, of New Hampshire.
The provision In the District bill which
is to effectuate this agreement has not
hn drafted, nor hae its terms been
finally agreed upon. It will be Incor
porated In the bill as a substitute for the
Page legislative rider which passed the
House, and which required that any por
tlon of the estimated revenues of the
District not appropriated for should be
covered back under "Miscellaneous re
ceipts" into the Treasury.
The agreement refered to . indicates
clearly' thai the jicnate Committee doea
not expect, to appropriate tot we run
amount esUmated for by the Commis
sioners, although It Is understood that
several projects which the House sub
committee refused to Incorporate in the
bill, because of the certainty that thej
would be stricken out on points of order
as new legislation, will be Included in
the Senate measure. Among these pro
jects may be the Inebriate hospital, the
municipal fish wharf, the municipal mar
ket, the new municipal lodging house,
municipal asphalt plant, and new emerg
ency hospital. Which of these projects
the committee is considering most favor
ably cannot be accurately predicted at
this time. '
Preferable to Complete Loss,
The-provlslon caring for excess re enue
of the District may take the form of
ordering the money segregated In the
Treasury and to be paid out for District
projects only upon authorization by Con
gress, but without matching the amount
tn tw wi KpirrpirRted with an eaual sum
from the Federal treasuo. Thlsl while
It unquestionably would be an infraction
or the spirit of the hair-ana-hair plan,
would be far preferrable. to the complete
loss of that amount And the authoriza
tions could be so restricted that the
money would be paid out only for pro
jects to which the Federal government
should not be expected to contriDute.
If, on the other hand, the committee
should decide to hew closely to the let
ter and spirit of the act of 1ST8, the pro
lslon would have to authorize the ap
propriation In a lump sum of an equal
amount from the Federal Treasury, the
total amount to be segregated and sub
ject to call for District needs.
Neither of these plans has been de
termined upon definite!, though the pro
vision probably will follow along lines
similar to one or the other of the plans.
Mllltla Late at Lynrnlnz.
SrfUl to Th vruhinrtOD HmM.
Raleigh. N. C, Jan. Zl. mob ef 1.000
men, women, and children this after
noon saw Jim Wilson, confessed negro
murderer, lynched near WendelL The
military company from Raleigh arrived
twenty minutes late. Wilson brained Mrs.
Millie Lynch last Saturday night.
BOY "BOMB KING"
TELLS OF MURDERS
Young Man Confesses to Eighty Dyna
mite "Jobs" and to Complicity
in Two Killings.
bpecUl'to Tbe Washington Hrrald.
New. York; Jan. Zi. One of the most
amazing confessions of crime ever heard
In the criminal courts today fell from
the 1IP3. of Alfred Lehman, a boy "bomb
king." who admitted upon the witness
stand that he had taken part In eighty
bomb explosions In this city and in two
murders which baffled the police.
Lehman was a witness against Angelo
Slvestro. on trial before Judge Rosalsky
charged with planting a bomb In an
Italian tenement house. Lehman told of
the operations of a gangvhlch has long
held the city 1- terror, and confessed
that he had received from CO to JIM
for each of his attacks upon lire and
Tbe witness was arrested last October
on the charge of exploding a bomtr-at
tt.9 factory of Klee & Co. at Ljndhurst.
N. T. Being deserted by his "pals,"
Lehman made a confession to District
Attorney Whitman. His narrative In
court today was based upon that confes
After leaving the stand Lehmanvwent
Into conference with Assistant District
Attorney Manlcy and Police Inspector
i,er statement upon which arrests coula
Faurot for the purpose) of making a fur
Lehman, who Is about twenty years
old. said he had been brought up in the
streets and had been a member of one
gang or another "ever since he could
WASHINGTON. D.' Ck WEDNESDAY. JANUARY
Will Make Homes More Homelike ,
' "SONGS THAT NEVER GROW OLD" .
' (WOftDS AND MUSIC)
Tomorrow The Herald will offer to its readers a 256-page book containing the most world-s
famous patriotic, operatic, college, home, love, and sacred songs ever written.
79 cents 49 cents
This collection lias been made after consultation with thousands of people extending over a
long period. While many of the songs are old, it is the latest and newest book of songs.
WILL BE OFFERED THURSDAY
iSee This Volume Before Ordering Elsewhere
ANTI-TRUST SUIT STAKTS.
Chicago Men Testify as to Opera
tions of "Steel Tr'nat."
Special to The WaihlnrUm HmH.
Chicago, Jan. 27. The taking of testi
mony in the government's suit to dis
solve the United States Steel Corporation
began here today before John A. Brown,
special examiner. Witnesses were called
to testify in regard to thcacqulsition of
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company
by the Steel Corporation, among them
John M. Shedd. president of Marshall
Field and Company; John J. Mitchell,
president of the Illinois Trust Company,
and George M. Reynolds, president of the
Continental and Commercial National
Shedd. Mitchell, and Reynolds appeared
as witness for the Steel Corporation.
Their testimony related to the action
of the "trust" In purchasing a controlling
Interest in the Tennessee Coal and Iron
Company Just before the end of the 1907
NOBLES GO AGROUND;
ARE SAVED FROM SEA
Yacht of Vanderbilts Has Mishap.
Passengers Rescued by Pass
DUKE AND DUCHESS ABOARD
Simil to Tha UaihlortM Btnld.
New Orleans. Jan. 27. The )achtlng
cruise of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Vanderbllt
aboard the acht Warrior came to an
abrupt end today when the acht went
aground near SavanlUa. Colombia, ac
cording to wireless dispatches received to
night. The Duke and Duchess of- Man
chester were in the party.
That the grounding of the vessel did not
result fatally is probably due to the ar
rival of the United Fruit Company's
steamer Almlrante. .The "Warrior Is r-
portedpracllcallr drsUUjnl. The pas
sengers were transferred to tbe swner.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbllt
and their guests on board th- Warrior
left New York December 3. for a cruise
In southern waters New years nay
was spent at Charleston. S. C. after
which Bermuda. Palm Beach, and points
In the West Indies were visited. When
leaving Ntw York It had been announced
that th rrulse would Include lslts to
the north shore of South America, after
which the narty would go to I'anama.
Before leaving New York the Vander
bilts entertained members of the yacht
Ing party with a luncheon at the Rlts
Carlton. It was In honor of the Duke
and Duchess of Manchester the latter
formerly Miss Helen Zimmerman Lord
Falconer, the popular English nobleman
who recently, according to rumors, was
an ardent wooer for the hand of Mrs. Will
iam B. Leeds, and who is on the acht,
was also present at the luncheon.
The yacht carried ample life saving
appliances. She is equipped with wire
less searchlights and submarine signals.
SavanlUa. the nearest town of Colombia,
to the spot where the Warrior struck,
is a small seaport at the terminus of the
railroad from Barrangullla In the In
terior. It Is near the mouth of the Mac
dalena River, and is approximately 300
miles northeast of Colon, the point toward
which the Vanderbilts undoubtedly were
headed when trclr ncht struck.
RUSSIA IS ST0RMSWEPT.
IIlEh Wind and Water Brine De
putation nnd 3Ioch Snfferlna-.
fcimal to Th Waihiniton HercM.
St. Petersburg. Jan. r?x-A terrific gale,
tho worst In ten jears, swept this city
and Northwestern Russia today, causing
trnenduous damage. Hurricane, added
by waters backed up from the gulf of
Finland by the high wind, caused the
Neva River to rise siv ana one-nan ieet
within twelve hours.
It looked as though the city would be
flooded, and the fortress guns were fled to
wam persons living in the low lying
sections to flee. An eighty-mile wind tore
roofs from buildings and ev en blew street
cars from the rails. Terrible devasta
tion from the storm was reported from
Liberia and Riga. Many persons were
hurt by falling buildings.
TO HUNT RADIUM WITH RODS.
fiermnn Conies to United States to
Locate Deposits of Mineral.
bpecial to The WaahlnsUn Herald.
New York. Jan. 27. Otto Edler von
Gracvc. who carries the word "metall
wunhchelrutenforscher" on his card, ar
rlv ed today on the steamer George Wash
ington to try his skill with the divining
rods on hidden radium ores.
Mr. von Graee Is president of the In
ternational Divining Rod Association of
Berlin. He carries three steel wands
with him and bajs he can detect the
presence of coal, gold, oil or water in
the earth. He added that he has been
engaged by Wjomlng real estate com
panies to search for radium on their
RIOTS AS CABINET RESIGNS.
Crowd Parade Streets After Port fl
an eae Body Goes Ont.
London, Jan. 27. A message from Lis
bon states that severe rioting followed
the resignation of the Portuguese cabinet
While excited crowds in the streets
were being dispersed by the police a
bomb was thrown in Kocio square. Pis
tol shots were fired and many persons
were injured, seven critically.
Aeroplane Records Are Broken.
Miami, Fla.. Jan. 27. American records
were broken today when a Curtlss flying
boat carried alx men for one flight and
five men for one flight. Nine hundred
pounds of weight, besides gasoline and
oil. was carried. C W. Wllmer was the
TOE LARGEST MOWING OWCULATIGN IN WASHINGTCW,
OR-. Binding. Only '
MANY WORKING WOMEN
WILL JOIN DEPUTATION
Extracts from President's Book Will
Be on Banner to Be Carried'
to White House.
ENTERTAINMENT PLANS MADE
"Justice Is what we want, nof patron
age! condescension, and pitiful helpful
ness." "I do not care to live In a coun
try called free, ev en under kind masters."
"Give mo right and Justice, and I will
undertake to take care of myself."
"We have got to humanise Industry."
These extracts from President Wilson's
"New Freedom" will be inscribed on ban
ners to be carried In the working worn
en'n deputation next Monda).
Word Is coming in from all the Indus
trial States to Congressional Union head
quarters that the number of delegates to
Join In the deputation is rapidly increas
ing. Miss Rose Schneldermann, vice presi
dent of thi Women s Trade Union League.
will be here to speak and also to rep
resent tho white .goods workers. Miss
Marxaret Hinchey. president of the
Laundry Workers' Union, of New York
City, will be the spokesman of the depu
tation. Rose Wlnslow. the weaver, will
Interrupt her lecture tour to be present
on this occasion.
Delegates are coming from Paterson
and Newark. N. J., io represent the silk
weavers. The Misses KIsie and May
Caser. of Bridgeport. Conn . are bring
ing a delegation from their State.
Miss Anna Bercowltx. of the Baltimore
Women's Trade Union League, will send
a large delegation of factory workers. (
The New York. New Jersey, and t-on-
nectlcut delegation will arrive In a body
Sunday afternoon at 4.20 o'clock. They
will be met by members of the Congres
sional Union, who. wjth decorated motor
cars, will escort them to the reception
given to the incoming delegates, at the
Brighton. Distinguished members of the
Department of Labor, and men In Con
gress, who have been Identified with the
labor movement In the country, will be
In the receiving line. Secretary of Labor
Wilson and Assistant Secretary of Labor
Louis Post will speak.
An effort la being made by the Con
gressional Union to get a decision from
the Democratio caucus in regard to the
resolution to create a woman suffrage
committee, the Congressional Union being
unwilling to take the decision of the Rules
Committee as final.
SUFFRAGE "REBELS" PLAN
MEETING THIS EVENING
A committee of the suffrage "rebels"
last night issued a statement calling
a meeting for tonight, at 1305 G street, of
"members and former members of the
Congressional Union who disapprove of
the arbitrary manner in which the union
Is managed and .ts policies dictated with
out the authority of its members, and
who wish to declare their Ioalty to the
The committee Is composed of Mrs.
Russell M. MaeLennan, chairman: Mrs.
John Oliver Moque, secretary: Dr. Ivy
Kellerman Reed. Dr. Sarah Selwers. Mrs.
George A. Mosshart and Mrs. Lavlnia
"The purpose cf the meeting." the
statement concludes. "Is to discuss wavs
and means of remedying the peculiar
conditions which at present exist In
the Congressional Union."
Another suffrage league The Lucy
Stone Is now a week old and has a mem
bership of sevent-flve.
Each section of the District will be
canvassed by women named by the chair
man of the membership committee.
Next Sunday there will be a meeting
nf the league, when the honorary presi
dent. Mrs. Belra Lockwood. 'will discuss
the famous Polndexter bill. No. 2S62. All
suffragists are cordially Invited to at
tend. PHILANDER C. KNOX, JR.,
IS SUED FOR JEWELRY
Philadelphia Company Enters Suit for
$188 Bill Cannot Serve
- Legal Papers.
Phlladelnhla. Jan. 27. Suit has been
entered in Common Pleas Court against
Philander C Knox. Jr.. and his wife.
Ma-, by Conard &. Mlddleton. repre
senting a Arm of Chestnut street Jew
elers, to recover on a bill of J1S8 for
goods sold and delivered and work
done. Mr. Knox, Jr.. Is a son of for
mer Secretary of State Philander C
Knox Rumors have been current re
cently of the estrangement of young
Knox and his wife. He is at present
away from the city. Mrs. Knox, Jr.
occupies apartments with her maid at
1700 Pine street.
No formal summons In the Jewelry
suit has been served on either Mr. or
Mrs. Knox. Jr. According to A. C.
Mlddleton. Mr. Knox cannot be found
and Mrs. Knox Is difficult to see.
SLAYER OF PARENTS AT BAY.
Tonne Mnn, After Killing Mother
and Father, Barricades Honse.
RrOTt.t tn Th Waihinfton Herald.
Toronto. Jan. 27. Following a quarrel
with his father over money matters, Ed.
ward Simpson, a medical student, this
afternoon secured a rifle, shot and killed
his father and mother In their home In
Orangevllle, Ontario, and chased his sis
ter Into the street, firing several shots at
All the shots aimed at his sister went
wild and the girl escaped. Simpson then
returned to the house, where lay hla
murdered parents, and barricaded him
.self In the bouse. He la still at bay.
28. 1914.-TWELVE , PAGES.
FALLS OVER DEAD I BROTHER.
Body of John W. Nokes, Found Life
less at Foot of Stairway.
"Well. John's gone to bed long ago. I
guess I'll turn In, too."
With these words. Frederick isoxes,
twenty-four years old, started to go up
the stairway leading to his bedroom, at
his home. 213 Fifteenth street last fright,
when he stumbled over the lifeless form
iff his brother. John W. Nokes, stretched
out at the bottom of the stairway.
The dead man's hand was firmly
clutched about the handle of a small oil
lamp, the rest of which lay In splinters
beside him, having been deitrojed by an
explosion. He called Dr. T. D. Mudd,
of Good Hope road southeast. The
phjslclan said from all appearances the
man started to go downstairs when his
lamp exploded and the shock caused a
stroke of paralysis.
The police were notified and the coroner
will bold an Inquest today.
THOMAS NELSON PAGE
MAY PET PARIS PLACE
Ambassador Probably Will Be Trans
ferred and McCoombs Sent
LATTER SEES THE PRESIDENT
It was learned yesterday from a source
of high authority that Thomas Nelson
Page, present Ambassador to Italy, will
be named by the President as Ambassa
dor to France. The latter post has been
vacant since the beginning of the present
During the afternoon. William Mc
Coombs. chairman of the National Demo
cratic Committee, had a conference with
the President. McCoombs will be offered
the -post of Ambassador to Italy. It was
learned, and he probably will accept It.
For some time Ambassador Page has
been desirous of being transferred to
France. This post, next to the British
Ambassadorship. Is most coveted. It is
believed thst Mr. Page will receive the
appointment because of his eminent fit
ness for the brilliant social atmosphere
in which he will And himself.
BIG GAME IN "GRAFT' PROBE.
O'Gonnan May Be Called
On to Testify.
hrrial to Tha waahiarlon ilcnld.
New Tork, Jan. 27. Eight "graft let
tcrs" turned over by former Gov. Will
iam Sulzer to District Attorney Charles
S. Whitman, will be used in the local and
State-wide investigation of big collections
from contractors. These letters, it was
stated today, contain many new and
valuable "leads." They are also said
to contain names of men not mentioned
In the list of "bag men."
Mr. Whitman gave tne grand Jury In
vestigation fresh Impetus when he ar
ranged for the appearance of three wit
nesses' by whom he will try to show that
part of the money mulcted from con
tractors doing State work ent into the
pockets of a big politician ol this city.
Following the grand Jury proceedings
trwlitv lill rnmf .nnth,r tnn nf th
John Doe graft investigation before
Magistrate McAdoo, at whkh ex-Go v.
Sulzer will again take the stand. He may
be followed by Senator James A. O'Gor
man. and perhaps Charles F. Murphy,
leader of Tammany Hall.
WANT MILITANTS TO AU) STRIKE
English Lnlior I.radrrs Try to Get
Spnal to Tha VYaahiarton llmU.
London. Jan. 27 The fuel strike and
the lockout of union building trades
workmen is costing SI30.000 a day. It waa
estimated today. Leaders of the building
trades unions predicted a complete tie-up
of work in London and the suburbs by
tomorrow night If the masters did not
give up the "open shop" policy. Indus
trial Commissioner Sir George Askwlth
declared he expected progress toward a
settlement of the coal strike within a
day or two. Strong police guards were
still kept around all the coal yards to
day. Trouble is looming up from an entirely
new direction. Tom Mann, former head
of the International Transport Workers.
Is threatening to call a marine strike in
support of the demands for an eight-hour
day and higher ware.
National labor leaders are reported to
be trying to enlist the militant auffra
gettes tn behalf of the unions.
BALTIMORE WOMAN KILLED.
Chanffear Loses Control and Ma
chine Strikes Tree.
hprcial to Tba Washington Herald.
Baltimore, Md Jan. 27 One woman
was Instantly killed and Ave other occu
pants of the machine were severely In
jured when a touring car. In which were
two women and four men, got beyond
the control of the driver rounding a
sharp curve at the base of a steep In
cl'ne or Chesapeake avenue, near Tow
son, early today and crashed into an
The dead woman is Miss Grace Swank,
twenty-eight jeara old. 1101 North Eu
taw street, this city,,
Collects from Ford Job Hunters.
Social to The Waahinrton Herald.
Detroit. Jan. 27. A man representing
himself to be an agent for an automobile
romnanv. of Anderson. IncL. appeared
among the men seeking $J-a-day Jobs at
the Ford riant this morning ana orxerea
to ecyual the Ford wage. He lured 400
of them to Union Station, collecting S2
from each to buy their tickets to Ander
son and disappeared.
HEWyOKKr"BOflS" 0 TSUI.
Former Political Tower la Charge
Special to Tha Wuhlsrton BrH. .
New York. Jan. 27. Former Borough
President Joseph Cassldr. of Queens
County, was placed on trial today before
Justice Jay Cox. In the Brooklyn Supreme
Court, charged with bribery.
The trial of Caasidy. who was formerly
known as the "Boss of Queens." arose
from the charge that William Willett .Jr..
had purchased a Supreme Court nomina
tion In 1911. Willett having been found
guilty on the charge.
POWEES TO GIVE WARNING.
Balkan Naval Demonstration Has
Been Aareed Upon.
Berlin. Jan. 27 The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Tageblatt today
j telegraphed to his newspaper that the
powers nave agreed upon a navai dem
onstration off AvhJona. Albania, to sig
nalize their determination to brook no
Interference in setting up an independent
kingdom In the Balkans.
President Oreste and Wife
Seek Protection on Ger
U. S. MARINES LANDED
Revolutionary Movement Spreading
Over Haiti and Congress Proves
Unable to Check It.
Port au Prince. Haiti. Jan. 27. The
President of Haiti. Michel Oreste. fled
from the capital today and took refuge
aboard the German cruiser Vlneta, ac
companied by his wife.
Detachments of marines were hurried
ashore from the United States armored
cruiser Montana. Firing continued
throughout the afternoon and it was evi
dent that revolutionary movement which
began in the north and spread to some
of the southern towns, had gained suffi
cient strength In the capital to threaten
not only the power, but the life of Presi
dent Oreste. The new Congress which met
In extraordinary session yesterday, failed
to take adequate measures to check the
revolution as had been hopedt
Opposed to the President were Senator
Davilmar Theodore, in command of the
rebel troops at cape lialtien, ana Gen.
BeUard. both of whom have a strong
It waa the Intention of Oreste- lo'iMM
cate several days ago. but later he de
clined to do so, hoping with the aid of
Congress to prevent the overthrow of his
administration. The arrival of tho Mon
tana and Vineta has relieved the situa
tion here so far as foreign residents are
avy Department Notified.
The Secretary of the Navy late last
night received a message from Admiral
Badger, in command of the Atlantic
fleet at Guantanamo, announcing that the
President Oretes. of Haiti, had abdicated
leaving that country without a govern
ment. A revolution has been in progress for
several vrceks and rebels have been
steadily gaining ground. Admiral Bad
ger reports that too marines from the
United States cruiser Montana, which
is now at Port au Prince, were landed
to protect American interests. A Ger
man cruiser which also Is stationed there
has landed a force. Admiral Badger has
dispatched the battleship Sonth Carolina
from Guantanamo for Port au Prince.
Capt. Russell, who is In command of
the South Carolina, will assume com
mand of the American vessels In Haitian
waters and will act in his discretion to
protect American lives.
This condition of affairs imposes
updn the Wilson administration an
other embarrassing problem in the re
lations of this government with Cen-
I tral America and the Caribbean
countries. Under the declaration of
policy made by President Wilson, he
will be unable to recognize any revo
lutionary government that has been set
up in Haiti as the result of this latest
uprising. At the same time, this gov
ernment will be confronted with de
mands on the part of the French gov
ernments which has the largest Inter
ests in Haiti, and probably by the Ger
man and other governments, to restore
order and security to life and property.
The belief here is that the United fctates
will be obliged to take charge of the
customs houses as the quickest way of
insuring a restoration of order and law.
Several officials of the United States gov
ernment were in favor last week of
adopting such a course upon the invita
tion of President Orestes. They believed
that if the prize of the customs receipts
for which the revolutionists usually are
struggling could be removed from their
reach, the opposition to the Orestes gov
ernment would quickly vanish.
Secretary Brjan. however, hesitated to
take such action and the probability now
is that the government will have a more
difficult task upon its hands
STEEL TRUST REPORT
MAKES POOR SHOWING
Last Three Months Worst of Year,
Company Being Operated at
Deficit of $1,002,303.
Special to Tha MTaihiDCton UnaM.
New York. Jan. 27. The United States
Steel Corporation -arned 11 l- per cent
on its common stock during the jear
1913, according to tho quarterlj statement
for the three months ended December 31
last. Issued today. This compares with
S 7-10 per cent the previous twelve
The showing made for the last quarter
of the J ear was the worst for any tnree
months period In -the ear. the company
being operated at a deficit of Sl.iO2.30S.
compared with a surplus of J11,HS,77S for
the September quarter. 1S,SI9,3S for tho
three months ended June 30 last, and
S7.369.600 for the quarter ended March 30,
The deficit Is the first since March 31.
1912, when it amounted to 5,292.134-
Total net earnings for the year made
a favorable showing, being nS,95S.S0 in
m-rr-i-mx of those for the previous twelve
months. Net earnings for the December
quarter, however, showed a shrinkage of
310,414.051, compared witn inone aur me
three months ended September 30,
OUTCASTS TO GET
IF THEY REFORM
Launch Movement to Save
' 350 Women.
PAY TO REMAIN HERE
Immediate Help Will Be Ex
tended Inmates of "Red
STANLEY W. FINCH IS ACTIVE
The Herald's Impressive Editorial.
"The Dark. Silent River." Causes
Driven from their haunts by the pass
ing of legislation tending to check the
commercialization of souls, a haven of
rest has been offered the 350 inmates of
Washington's "red light" district.
These women need not leave Washing
ton. They will be paid to remain here,
provided they care to lead new lives.
A movement, headed by philanthro
pists of Washington, and other charit
able persons, was launched yesterday
to give every woman now living in
the district employment at not less
than JS a week. Immediate help will
be extended. .
ThU humanitarian movement. It was
admitted last night, Is the direct nnd
Immediate reenlt of the editorial. Tho
Dark, Silent River," printed la The
Washington Herald Monday morning.
In the meantime, the Kenyon bill will
not be signed by President Wilson for
some days, at least not until the plan
outlined to save the hundreds of women
has been put in operation. Then the
measure, with a stroke of the Chief
Executive's pen. will become a law, driv
ing the unfortunates from the only homes
Stanley W. Finch. United States spe
cial commissioner for the suppression of
the white slave traffic, yesterday after
noon made a house-to-house canvass of
the "red-light" district to spread tidings
of the society's helping hand to the
fallen. He told the proprietresses of the
sixty-eight houses and their Inmates, that
employment will be given .those' who
To Confer This Morning;.
At 11 o'clock today Mr. Finch, yith
District Attorney Clarence R. Wilton,
will confer with Attorney General lie
Renolds over the plan to help the
women. It is probable the three will
go to the White House to discuss the
situation with President Wilson.
Mr. Finch came to Washington yester
day from Baltimore at the request of
District AHorney Wilson. The National
Social Welfare League, of Which Mr.
Finch Is secretary, will organize today a
Washington branch and immediately will
take charge of the situation.
All women of the red-light district
who care to earn honest livings should
write immediately to Mr. Finch, ad
dressing letters care of the Young
Men's Christian Association. He will
find employment for those who care
to work. Applicants for neip snouia
state what class of work they would
care to undertake, and what experience
they have had in domestic and indus
This afternoon at 2 o clock there win
be a meeting at the T. M C A . where a
campaign will be launched for the raising
of S23.O0O with which to carry out the
league's work In dealing with the local
situation. In the evening a mass meeting
of public-spirited men and women will
The plan will help many of the un
fortunate women, but the majority prob
ably will not accept the aid
"Why, JS a week wouldn t permit me
tSjNTI.SCED OV IMGE SEVEN.
rgro. Alleged Slayer. Killed.
Oklahoma City. Okla.. Jan. 27. Don
Dlckerson. a negro, charged with the
murder Sunday night of W A. Cbaffln.
was taken from the PurcelU Okla.. Jail
by a mob early today, hanged to a tele
graph pole and his body riddled with
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
In long executive se-sion the Senate
confirmed W. T. Denlson as a member
of the Philippine commission and Henry
M. Plndell. of Peoria. III., to be Am
bassador to Russia. No opposition to
Plndell's confirmation was manifested.
Pased bin authorizing Secretary of
Navy to leaso drj docks at San Fran
cisco. Vice President Marshall ruled out on
point of order Senator Norris' effort to
amend Judicial bill to provide for pub
licity of all recommendations of Fed
eral Judges. j.j
Committee on postorfli.es and post roads
voted to report favorably Norris resolu
tion calling on Postmaster General for
Information regarding government own
ership of telephone and telegraph lines.
Adjourned until noon today.
Voted that ncprenUtiv e Richard
Whalej. of the First South Carolina dis
trict. Is entitled to his seat and that
charges riled against . him by Maor
Grace, of Charleston, be dismissed. The
vote was 227 to SS.
Began debate on resolution from Rules
Committee providing for investigation of
Michigan copper mine strikes and Colo
rado coal strikes. Democratic caucus
having directed report of such resolu
tion. Members of Judiciary Committee and
Interstate Commerce Committee laid
plans for hearings on tbe trust bills. The
hearings before the Judiciary Committee
will begin tomorrow and those before
the Interstate Commerce Committee Fri
Chairman Adamson. of Interstate Com
merce Committee. Issued statement, say
ing that until the hearings on the trade
commission bill and the railway stock
and bond Issues bill are completed com
mittee will not consider anything except!
Representative Carlln Introduced bill to
appropriate 330,000 to acquire and main
tain as government preserves the battle
fields at Bull Run. Va.
Adjourned until noon today. .,