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Huerta and Blanquet Tremble
Behind Heavily Guarded
DIAZ BEHIND INTRIGUES?
News of Fighting in Suburb Is Kept
from Populace of Capital Many
Arrests Arc Made.
ErcciU CkH U Tbe Wiahfcwtiia BwiM.
Mexico City, Feb. 7. The scene in the
streets of the capital tonleht are slgnlfl
cantly reminiscent of the stormy days of
i last February precedlns the downfall of
lladero. Military patrols hare bean es
tablished aions the principal streets, ma
chine suns are mounted on roots, the
i National Palace Is euarded heavily, snd
troops at all the earrtaon posts ate ra
the alert for a repetition of the coup
d'etat which Installed Huerta as the suc
cessor of Madero. And this time It Is
.vh!nted darkly that Felix Diaz, the man
who. by the seixure of the Ciudadela last-j
'February, paved tne way ior me over-
turning of ,the Madero administration. 1
! behind the secret movement to ovuthrow
his former friend and ally, uuerxa.
Tn h munilmf. Huerta and his chlei
H.nt.nint. Gen. Blanauet. minister of
war. have immured themselves In the
palace under heavy su&rd. Jn fear of the
threats which have been made to assas
sinate both before Monday, which Is the
anniversary of the capture of the Ciu
adaela by Felix DIax. '
riot em Are Arreeted.
The fighting- at Quadaloupe last night
was heavy, but all news of the outcome
has been suppressed. Many arrests of
alleged plotters were made today, and
h Y. M. C. A. buildine was searched
this afternoon for arms believed to have
.been hidden there by the rebels.
It was learned late tonight that thirty
arrests were made at Guadeloupe. Among
those arrested were several offlcers of the
garrison, ino -were charted with con
spiracy to permit the rebels to enter te
city. A larse quantity of arms and am
munition also were seized In the suburb
et Santa Clara. Tonleht Inhabitants of
the two towns, alarmed by menacing fed
eral batteries on the surrounding hills,
are campinc outside the towns.
Forelsoem Not Alarmed.
The foreign colonies do not appear to
be greatly alarmed, believing that, the
prompt action of the government has
forestalled any uprising, but the defense
committees held meetings to make ar
rangements for possible emergencies.
Arms and ammunition are ready for dis
tribution, and food supplies ana luei nave
bn gathered at the selected concentra
tion denots. Automobiles are held In
readiness to convey the women and chlF
dren of -the colonies to places of .safety.
So numerous have .been the arrests In
connection 'with the alleged plot against
Huerta that the prisons are crowaea.
Two thousand of the local police are de
clared to have been In the plot.
NO CONFIBMATION EECET7ED
AS TO ATTACK OK TAMPICO
Th state Derailment has no confirma
tion of reports of an Impending attack
on Tamplco, or of threatened disturb
ances In Mexico City. Advices received
indicate, to the contrary, that President
Huerta has the situation well in hand
in tha Mexican canltaL Today Is the
smniver&arv of the coup d'etat which
resulted In the overthrow of Madero
und the accession of Huerta, but there
is no reason to doubt. It Is stated, that
the day will pass quietly.
The State Department has sent fresh
notices to Carranza and Villa. Informing
them that the United States expects
them to give proper protection to all
foreigners In Torreon, if they capture
that city. Their Intention is called to
reports that Villa was going to execute
all the Spaniards he caught in Torreon.
on the ground that they have been aiding
the federals. No replies have been re
ceived to these representations.
Thomas H. Hohler. British secretary of
legation, who is going to Mexico City
to take charge of the British legation
there during the absence of Sir Lionel
Carden in England, arrived in Wash
ington yesterday. He is under strict In
structions not to discuss the Mexican
situation. After a couple of days In.
Wasftlngton, during which he will call
upon Secretary Bryan, Mr. Hohler will
proceed to Mexico via Key tVest and
The State Department has beard re
ports that seven Americans have been
captured by Castillo, the bandit operat
ing in Chihuahua, but no action .has been
taken with regard to the report.
MEETS HER BUNAWAY GIRL.
Pathetic Itennlon as Mother Joins
fcrecul to The Washington Herald.
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 7. A pathetic re
union took place here today when Mrs.
George' H. Lawlor, of Brooklyn. N. T.,
arrived from the East and met her
sixteen-year-old run-away daughter, Flor
ence, who disappeared from home last
Monday and was found In the Chicago
Y. W. a A. Thursday.
Both Mrs. Lawlor and her daughter.
who arrived here late last night. In the
custody of relatives, remain tn seclusion
at the-home of Mrs. Lawlor s brother,
Benson R. Hodges.
HERRICK NOT A CANDIDATE.
Ambassador Deates He Seeks Ohio
Paris, Feb. 7. Ambassador Herrlck
today dismissed the report that he Is
to be a candidate for re-election as
governor of Ohio as "newspaper talk."
According to the report here, friends
of Mr. Herrlck In the United States
Intend to urge his nomination for the
presidency In H1C.
41 KTT.T.ED BY GAS FUMES.,
Main Barsts and Occnpants of Rih
flau Olllce Are Asphyxiated.
Scaciil Cbl to The VTuhlnzton Herald.
8t. Petersburg, Feb. ".Forty-one per
sons were asphyxiated today in a big
Insurance office in Moscow, .according
to a dispatch' from that city. A gas
main broke and the office was filled with
fumes before the occupants could escape.
Government Joinery Wrecked.
Sydney. New South Wales, Feb. 7.
The government Joinery and timber
works were destroyed by fire today with
-; -. WASHIN
JDIXB ITWITiT WITH AX.
Wealthy Carton Broker Cruka
Greenwich, Conn, Feb. 7, W. A.
Stedman. on I the wealthiest cotton
broken inthe country; a member of
the Naw Tork arm of 'Stephen M. Weld
t.Co- took,mot unusual method of
committing eulclde today In hli coun
try, horae here. .
He crushed 'In the too of his head
with an ax, and died In less than two
hours. The furnace man found Mr.
Stedman In corner of the coal bin.
his bead crashed In and an ar at his
rAIOTQ WAIIS BTTRY FIFTY.
iTw Bodies Recovered from Raima
of Italian Factory.
Slllan, Italy. Feb. 7. Fifty workmen
were.burieil today by the collapse of a
facterr. followlns a boiler explosion near
Two bodies have been rtenvrre. A
number of workmen are mlsslnc and are
believed to be dead. Twenty were badly
SLAYS FOR LOVE
THEN KILLS SELF
Girl onDeathbed from Mer
cury Confesses to Mur
dering Lover's Wife.
SHOT SO SHE COULD WED
After Night of Horror Following Act,
'Takes Poison and Die. Sobbing
I Newark, N. J., Feb. 7. The mystery
surrounding the murder of Mrs. Harriet
Manning by a veiled woman in her home
in this city last night has been cleared
by the suicide and" confession of the mur
deress. The story of the tragedy as luid
to the police by Miss Haxel Herdman
she lay dying In the Mountainside Hos
pital In Montdalr and made public by
the police tonight Is one of the strangest
Miss Herdman was only nineteen years
old. She was one of the prettiest girls In
YesTit is true that I killed Mrs. Man
ning," the girl confessed. "It nas the
only way. I loved Charlie, and with her
out of the way e could have married
and given our child an honorable name.
But she wouldn't give arm" up snd I
couldn't wait. So I killed her."
Manning, toe husband of the murdered
woman, and who. according to the girl's
deathbed confession. Is the father of her
year-old boy. Is held by the police. It was
because of the younger girt that Manning
left his wife two years ago.
The fact that the 'girl was a mother
Iwas unsuspected by her friends" and
Kill. Self with Merrnrr.
"It was not easy to shoot her," the girl
told the police and coroner as she lay
dying. 'But I thought I could do It and
live. I found I couldn't.
T took bichloride of mercury this
morning after a night of horror, and
before long I will be beyond the reach
of the law. I am sorry I did It. But
i am more sorry that Charlie and I
were not married before I die. He has
been my husband In all but name for
more than two years.
"It was a terrible thing to do, but It
didn't seem that way at first. He had
told me that he couldn't get a divorce:
that she refused to let him go, and X
made up my mind that rf she was the
only obstacle I would remove that one.
"With a revolver ready I went to her
house. None of them knew me there,
although they had seen me before. When
she started to light the gas to, talk to
me I shot her. When she fell I shot
her again, and then, when her mother
and sister rushed In, I was frightened
and shot at them to keep them away.
Pleaded vrllh Victim.
I got away without being seen and
went to the home of my aunt. I was
terribly frightened and nervous, but no
body suspected anything. I got to think
ing, though, and finally I resolved to kill
myself. I bought some bichloride tab
lets and took them In the street. Ton
know the rest.
1 had often pleaded with Mrs. Man
ning for Charlie. She did not love him
and she knew I did. I called her up
on the telephone and she laughed at me.
I went to see her and she wouldn't see
me. It drove me frantic, I loved him so
and I made up my mind that she must
When the police asked me to tell
them what I knew about the case It
frightened me and I made up my mind
that before I would let them take me
I would kill myself- It does not matter,
anyway. If I can't have Charlie I
don't want to live, but I am sorry to
die unmarried to him.
Charlie Isn't to blame for tills. lie
loved me, but he met her before he met
me and that was the trouble. My par-
COSTHJCED ON PACE TIVE.
B-RRR, COLD WAVE .
COMING FROM WEST
Blizzard from Plains Sweeping East-
wardTand Teeth Will
Chicago, Feb. 7. The coldest weather
of the year is speeding eastward, being
pushed along by the-feitterest winds that
have swept the Western plains for ten
years. Zero weather was reported to
day from a large section of' country cen
tering in Montana and extending east
to Nebraska and Kansas. The lowest
temperature was c degrees below zero
at Havre. Mont. At Silver Lake. It was
40 below, and at Billing 3 -below.
'The "upper Missouri -River Valley also
Is In the grip of a cold wave that ex
tended south Into Oklahoma and the
panhandle of Texas. Warnings were-sent
out to shippers In the Middle West to
be prepared for a long period of extreme
Fire Roots Klsnt, Families.
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 7. Eight fam
ilies living In the Do Klynn block were
driven out today by a 100,000 fire in the
furniture store of Conrad, Balsch k
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ARMADILLO IS EATEN
AT PARIS LUNCHEON
Taste of Flesh of Strange Animal Is
Said to Resemble that
CHINESE WINES ALSO SERVED
Special Cibl to The Wuhiactoa UenU.
Paris, FetCTt A'hlw'dlsh has made its
appearance on a Paris luncheon table. It
is the armadillo, and it has been Intro
duced to French .cookery by the Paris
Societe d A cell ma tat Ion.
The armadillo always has been an ani
mal of mystery. To most people knowl
edge of its habits ,1s confined to the fact
recorded by Mr. Kipling in "Rolling
Down to Rio." Thus visitors to South
America may see him "dlllonlng In his
armor," while In Paris, as the president
of the society related, he Is most often
to be seen in a booth at fairs described
as "an unknown animal vomited up by
the earthquake at Messina, the puzzle of
The secret of the armadillo now has
been revealed. He passes his life In de
veloping lAneath hi scaly hide a quan
tity of succulent flesh resembling In flavor
rather high mutton. Many persons must
have perished miserably of hunger on
the vast plains of South America to
whom the Idea never occurred that the
small-headed, long-tailed horny animal
which they saw around them, rustling
among me Doujaers ana me cadi liae
giant armored rats, was, when nicely
broiled, quite as appetizing as a rabbit.
Exotic Traits, Chinese wines, mutton of
the black sheep of ITshant. roasted
whole, and strange Hqueres completed the
meal, which lasted nearly three hours.
lOAff FOR SEW KINGDOM.
Italy and Aaatrla to Advance
2,500,000 to Albania.
Scedil Cifcie to The WaAlortna Ucrald.
Vienna, Feb. 7. Negotiations for the
first loan to establish a stable gov
eminent in the new kingdom of AI-
ban'a were concluded between Italy
and Austria today.
It was decided to advance i:.500:00
to Prince William of Wled, who has
accepted the Albanian throne, to es
tablish his government and to form
a natio'nal constabulary to bring about
Austria also desires to accelerate
the departure of Prince William, who
Is expected to reacn Aviona aoout eD-
SUirs RAJfS CURE FOR BURNS.
Discovers of Parisian Physician Is
fepecul Cttle to Jhe WaihlasUm IleraVL
Parls. Feb. 7. The -disco very has been
made by a Paris physician that exposure
to the rays of the sun is a remedy for. a
A case Is cited of a patient with a burn
extending from the ton of the head to the
chin. "The Injury was exposed to the
sunlight from two to six hours dally and
was healed In twenty-six days.
COLLEGE BOYS FIGHT FLAMES.
Co-Bda Make CosTee for the Fire
'' Laddie. ":
SreeUl to Tb WualaxtoD Betald
Durham. N. H., Feb. 7. While 350 male
students were fighting flames which
threatened to destroy the New Hampshire
State College' early today, sixty girl stu
dents stood by and made 'coffee for the
The fire destroyed the gymnasium with
a loss of Sao.wo.
FAHNDfO .FLAMES OF WAR. ,
French Sewifaperi Opinion of
Mr. WUms'i Mexico' Policy. v
Partv Feb. -7. "President Wilson's Mex
lean nolicy is only 'fannlnr the flame of
revolution" Is-'the'oplnlon expressed by Le
Temps i -tonight, while, rinranalreant
says:. 'Tresldent Wilson's proclamation
will stir the civil war Into fresh -acUvlty.-
Albert. Neaaaym, Painter, Dead.
Lucerne. Switzerland. Feb. 7. Altvrt
Neuhnys, the well-known Ditch painter,
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OR WORDS TO THAf EFFECT.
Cfrfrlght, 1311. hr Hairy
AMERICAS' SECURITIES SOUGHT.
Korope Vlcwa Them Kindly, Snya
Frank Av Vanderllp.
New York, Feb. ".Frank A. Vander
lip, president of the National City Bank,
who baa Just returned from Europe-today
said that London viewed American se
curities with a kindly feeling.
"I saw no evidence ofy prejudice against
American Investments," said Mr. Vander
Ilp. "In Paris sentiment is brighter."
"Money Is easy abroad. The remark
able outpouring of cash In jEurope." In
ray Judgment." Is more attributable to a
contraction 'In European mercantile and
general business than to .political causes
and etfects. ,j ""'
There Is not a particle of foundation
for the report that we contemplate the
formation of a new bank with tlW,000,X
capitalization and $100,000,000 surplus tor
the purpose of pursuing a banking busi
ness independent of the national reserve
GERMAN IS VIOLENT IN
Attitude on Canal Tolls "Greatest
Surrender in History of America,"
Says Count Reventlow.
ACTION USELESS, HE DECLARES
brerial CUfo to The Wtuaxton BcraU.
Berlin. Feb. 7. President Wilson's pro
posal to yield to Great Britain on the
question of Panama Canal tolls Is de
clared by Count Reventlow to be "such
a surrender on me part of America as
has hitherto been unknown In the his
tory of the country."
According to Count Reventlow this
capitulation is purposeless, as Great
Britain s attitude towards her ally.
Japan, will be delivered by Independent
conditions and will not be affected by
sucn oias ior rnenusnip.
"London, however, will know how to
make use of friendly accommodations.'
he continues. "Britain and Japan have
reason to be sincerely grateful to both
Huerta and Wilson. The activity of the
one and the Inactivity of the other have
brought America Into its present
VANDERBILT PARTY HOME.
Wrecked Yachter Reach New York
on Liner Almlrante,
New York. Feb. 7. sir. and Mrs.
Frederick W. Vanderblli, the Duke and
Duchess of Manchester,' and Lord Fal
coner, members of the party on board
the Vanderbilt yacht Warrior, which
went ashore off the Colombian coast
on January 56, arrived here today on
board the steamship 'Almlrante.
A New York Central tug, carrying
Eugene 'Zimmerman, of Cincinnati.
Ohio, father of the Duchess of Man
chester, and several officials of the New
York Central lines, went down the bay
to meet the Almlrante.
FIVE MEN KIDNAP GIRL
AT POINT OF PISTOLS
Rescuers Trail Gang and Stiletto
Fight Ensues, Disappointed
Suitor 'Being Stabbed.
Norrlstown. Pa- Feb. 7. Five armed
men early today drove up to the" store
of John Angeles, at Blackhorse." a
near-by suburb, and kidnapped Jennie
Preard, a pretty twenty-year-old girl.
who made her home with the Angeles
One of tha -men seized the girl, while
the others held back; .at the point of
revolvers, a crowd of men attracted by
the screams of the glrL
Several men. headed by John Camllle.
took up the chase, and overtook the
party near Swedeland. several miles
from. Norrlstown. ana a auei wiui sti
v Joseph. Granese, said to be a disap
pointed suitor. Is in Charity Hospital
here! with stab wounds Inflicted br
Tlurlnkr the excitement the e-lrl dla.
appearei and the, four men who ac
companied uranese in ins Kidnapping
Birrctt dumbcrliB, in Cbmjo Rtcord-HnmM.
FEDERALS SHOOT DOWN
WEALTHY NEW YORKER
Myles Dobson, Millionaire Oil Man.
Executed by Firing Squad
THE NEWS REACHES FRIEND
8&cUl Cbl to The Wuhi&rtoa 'HctaU.
New York, Feb. J. Charles Myles
, Dobson. millionaire oil and mining man
of New York and London, has been
shot by Mexican federal soldiers. He
Is believed to be dead or dying.
The news came today In a cablegram
to D. A. Murphy, of theAmerlcan Press
Association, from Col. Fernandez, be
lieved to be attached to the federal
army near Torreon. The dispatch fol
lows: "Maplmlo. via San Francisco. Feb. .
"Murphy. American Press Association,
"Your card, found In Myles Dobson's
cigarette case. He was taken by fed
eral force at Torreon. charged with an
tagonism to the government, and shot
Mr. Murphy, who recently was In
troduced to Mr. Dobson at the Waldorf
Astoria, by Itaoul Madero. Is In doubt
regarding the precipe meaning of the
words "shot op." If the Mexicans fol
lowed their usual method of handling
prisoners, it Is probable Mr. Dobson
was killed outright.
At the rime of their Introduction Mr.
Murphy gave Mr. Dobson his card, to
which reference Is made In the dispatch.
Although born an Englishman. Mr. Dob
son fought under MaJ. Gen. Wood In the
Cuban war. lived In New York several
years, and married an American woman.
His wife Is an opera singer, known on
the stage as Antoinette Kopetskl. Mr.
Dobson left New York for Mexico two
Report of the death of Myles Dobson.
rich American oil man. said to have been
executed by federal troops, has not been
received at the State Department. It was
announced last night. Investigation of
Dobson's death will be taken up through
Charge d'Affalres O'Shaughnessy when
confirmation reaches Washington.
QUEEN PAYS BROTHER'S DEBTS.
Rashes with Bag of Gold to Aid or
SdeciiI OOJe to The Wufcluton HcnkL
Parts, Feb. 7. Queen Elena, of Italy,
rushed to Bordlghera today with a bag
of gold to pay off the debts contracted
by her brother. Prince Mlrko, of Mon
tenegro, as the result of heavy losses In
gambling at Nice ana aionie urio.
A family council was summoned by the
Queen to devise means of curbing- Mlrko's
nrodlealltr. The council, which was at
tended by. Grand Duke Constantino and
Prince and "Princess Danllo. was sur
rounded br sreat secrecy.
The question of threatened proceedings
for divorce by Mlrko's wife also was up,
but no decision was reached on this point.
Mirko having fled, presumably back to
Montenexro. when he received his ala-
ter's-summons.to appear to give some ex
planation ot his conduct.
TO DROP 100 "PLANT" UNES.
American Railway Association Will
End Per fllem Rates.
Chicago. Feb. 7. With a view to drop
ping nearly 1 Industrial plant railways
from membership and thereby forcing
them to pay demurrage Instead of per
diem rates for the use of cars belonging
to other lines, officials of the American
Railway Association today announced
they will make an Investigation ot S00
small' lines whlch represent themselves
aa common- carriers.
At a meetlnr of the committee on rela
tions among railroads .last week, nineteen
plant railways were barred from partici
pating; In tho per-diem agreement of the
association. Such action preventa the
officials ot the small lines from obtain
ing passes on the various railroads
throughout the country.
New Chief Jaatlce for Jrelnnd.
London. Feb, 7-Rlyht Hon. Richard
Cherry. lord Justice ot appealai-for Ire
land, today was appointed I lord chief
, Justice for. fcelahd. v ,i ,
MAJtJX LLOYD MATS UP,UIT0R.
Aetrras, Mngerea nyV CritleUna,
- Oft tela Trans: strap.
Vancouver. British Columbia, Feb.. 7.
Angered by articles appearing In the
World, condemning her songs, Maria
Lloyd, the Ensilsh vaudeville actress.
today waited upon the editor-in-chief.
Ik D Taylor, former mayor of Van
couver, and beat him with a trunk strap.
She was aided by her maid, who las
soed the -editor with one strap, while
Miss Lloyd belabored him with another.
JOBLESS TO MARCH ON CAPITOL.
2,04M of fan Franlaca'a L'nem
ployed Decide to Come Here.
tirril to Tha Wachirttaa Ucrald.
Ban Francisco. Feb. 1, Two thou
sand of San Francisco's unemployed
men have voted to go to Washington
and march on the Capitol or the White
House. , Tho departure was decided
upon after an unsuccessful attempt to
obtain the freedom of the four men
held for rioting.
.The start will be made within the
next two .weeks.
POLICE CLOSE UP
President Signs Kenyon Act
and "Underworld" Is
MEET WITH JJ0 TROUBLE
Several Women Apply to Rescue
Headquarters for Help Law
to Be Fought.
The city's "underworld" was obliter
ated yesterday afternoon, when Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson signed the Ken
yon "red light" bllL
Though the new law pron-ldes an In
junction first must be Issued before a
house can be dosed. MaJ. Richard Syl
vester. Superintendent of Police, ordered
all of the "red light" places closed,
acting under the old law relating to dis
Within five minutes after the President
signed the bill, the police got busy.
IJltle trouble was experienced In the.
work, most of the proprietresses closing
Immediately upon being notified by the
police. Extra policemen were stationed
In each block to see there were no vio
lations of the law.
Aid Given to Twenty.
The rescue headquarters and office of
the citizens central committee, opened at
1K5 ' Ohio avenue, was the haven last
nlghl foe several unfortunate women de
The social workers Interested In pro
viding homes and employment for the
women who care to begin life anew have
extended help to at least twenty. It Is
experimental, however, and It will be
months, and perhaps years, before it will
be possible to determine whether those
who sought help were sincere. The "Big
Brother and Sister Movement." repre
sented by Mrs. Fred T. Du Bpls. Mrs.
Bertha B. Byrne, and Mrs. F. P. Wilcox.
has worked wonders In the way of help
ing the women. Practically every woman
so far provided with a home and employ
ment has been cared for through these
three women. Other societies and or
ganizations, of course- have spent time
and given much help, but have not met
with as much success.
The Kenyon measure probably will be
taken to the District Supreme Court to-
mirrow. Its constitutionality has been
attacked by Robert L Miller, attorney
for twenty-three property owners In the
"district." MUIer feels confident the
courts will say the new law la uncon
DENIED RIGHT TO RULE.
American Prince Not to Reign
Over Radalwlll Estate.
Sptcbt Ckbla to Tho Wuhiaitoo IlmM.
London. Feb. 7. Princess Radzlwlll,
formerly Miss Dorothy Deacon, will not
become mistress of the Immense Radzl
wlll family estate after all. at least not
for the present, a fact which became
It seems the dowager princess, widow
of Prince George, who died the other day
In an asylum, objected to the young
American girt who married her eldest son.
Prince Albert, reigning over the famous
Castle of NIesewlez. In Lithuania.
She paid np at the time of her son's
marriage to Mlsa Deacon, huge debts
which encumbered the estate on condition
that she should be allowed to remain In
possession until her death.
10,000 STEL CARS ORDERED.
Railroads Place Dla- Contracts with
Pittsburgh. Feb. 7. Orders for 10.W0
steel cars have been placed with the va
rious steel companies by railroads within
the last two weeks. The orders call for
3)0.000 tons ot steel, most of it from the
Pittsburgh district, and represent an out
lay of tn.ooo.ooi.
TO KILL WITNESS
Governor Leaps to eet and Ter
rorizes Physician at Hospital
EcecUt to The Wuhinxtin HnU
Columbia. S. C, Feb. 7. The Investi
gation by the legislature of the State
hospital scandal developed a sensation
late this afternoon when Gov. Blease
Interrupted a witness with the threat to
kill him If he brought the name of the
governor's sister Into the Investigation.
Dr. J. W. Babcock, superintendent of
the hospital for the Insane, was .on the
stand at the time. He was being-pressed
to tell what he knew of rumors concern
ing his assistant. Dr. Saunders, who Is
He began by relating an Incident which
he said occurred at the home of Gov.
Blease's sister. "That's false," cried the
governor.- springing to his feet. "If you
try to drag my sister's name Into this I
will put you under the clods."
The name of Gov. Bleases sister was
not mentioned In the subsequent evi
dence ot Dr. Babcock.
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Congress Appropriating' Kg
Sura Annually-for "Legit- '
imate" Graft. '
FOUR PRINCIPAL ABUSES
Mileae. Clerk Hire. Telegraph, aad
Stationery Privileges Use Up
By Joseph p. Aswur.
While party. leaders are fining- ssgaa
of the Congressional Record with coa
oray appeals for home consumption tho
Congress f the United States la expend.
Ing more than JG00,0W annually In per
quisites of the membership In flagrant
violation of the spirit of the law. Part
of this Is carefully hidden away la rem!
sum appropriations, part is not easily,. If
at alL seoarated from nM,-v -
Nendltures: but about all Is thrown an
obscurity equaled only by the sacredness
with which these "perquisites- are re
garded by the beneficiaries of the "sys
tem," The most easily traced of these, abuses
are four In number, and the "legitimate;'
graft hung on them mounts up Into hun
dreds of thousands of dollars- In the
House of Representatives alone. Persist
ent efforts, though weak, to reform these
practices have proven as futile ss the'
lament of a disappointed office-seeker.
These four are:
1. The mileage privilege, which, under
the old apportionment, amounted last
year to S169.M0. paid members of tha
House and Senate over and above what
these same membors allow others for
"Clerk Hire" rocketed.
2. The "clerk hire" privilege. Jay which
each raemb- Is paid SLSOO a year for
clerk hire, permitted to draw -he money
himself and pocket the difference between
what he pays a clerk and stenographer
and the amount he leeelves.
3. Tl- j telegraph frank, supposedly to
be used only for official business, but
which cost Uncle Sam K.OtM for tele
grams charged by members of the House
alone between March 4 and June 30, 1313.
i. The stationery allowance, which was
lmenaeo. 10 permit eacn memoer ot tne
House to charge up to OS worth of sta
tionery annually, but has been so used.
that the member draws his 85 and
pockets it In advance, spending whatever
la absolutely necessary from his pocket
Except in the case of the mileage. ttU
next to impossibto'jto establish with ex
actitude the amount.of unnecessary ex
penditure in connection with these "per
qulsltlrs." And the only means of estab
lishing the fact that members pay them
selves Just four times as much mfleaga
as they permit the government to pay
for any one else. Is through their owa
confession. What this amounts to can
be figured up Individually. A member ot
Congress votes himself 9 cents a mile,
each way to each session of Congress.
The authorization for the present pay
ment was made In 1M. and legislation
since that time has taken no cognizance.
of the decreased cost of transportation.
Under thl old apportionment the total
mileage per session for the House in tho
Sixty-second Congress amounted to $175.
000. That of the Senate was CLOCO. This
represented a cents a mile each way for
each member. Five cents Is the allow
ance Congress makes for witnesses or
employes traveling at government ex
pense. Mlleaa-e Cat Asked.
When the mileage Item In the sundry
civil bill was under discussion last win
ter. Representative Cox. of Indiana,
sought to substitute provisions calling
for a mileage allowance of S cents, or
for actual expenses.
"It will not be contended by any mem
ber of the House for a moment," he de
clared, "that It costs him 9) cents per
mile each way to travel from his home
to the city of Washington. There Isn't
a member of the House who cannot
travel from his home to Washington
City on S cents a mile or less."
Although there were more than 209
members of the House listening to the
debate, when the vote came only fifty
eight members were in evidence, the re-
CONTI.NXED 0f PAGE TWO.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
The Senate passed the Norris resolution
providing for a reopening of the investi
gation by the Interstate Commerce Com-
mission Into the financial operations of
the New Tork. New Haven and Hartford
The Smith-Lever agricultural extension
bill was passed.
HJalmar Boyesen and M. E. De Aguera.
of the Consolidated Stock Exchange, of
New Tork. addressed the Banking and
Currency Committee In opposition to the
Owen stock exchange bill.
The Immigration Committee began con
sideration of the Burnett lmmlgraUoa
Senator Walsh introduced a bill to de
velop radium-bearing lands and give tha
government a monopoly of the product.
The Senate cdjourned until noon Mon
The House concluded general debate or
the Shackelford good roads bill and wTO
begin the reading of the bill probably on
Hearings on anti-trust bills were con
tinued by the Interstate Commerce Com
mittee. The Committee on Education reported,
the Lever bill authorizing the Commis
sioner of Education to make an Investi
gation of illiteracy and co-operate with
the States In wiping It out.
Chairman A damson, of the Interstate
Commerce Committee, Issued a statement
asserting that the free tolls plank In the
Baltimore platform did not represent tho
sentiment of the convenion and that It
was "slipped In" by two or three mem
bers of the platform committee.
Representative McClellan. of New Tork,
Introduced a bill for a survey and im
provement of the Hudson River at Hud
son, . T.
The House adjourned until Sunday
Memorial services for the late Repre
sentatives Roddenbery, of' Georgia, and
Wilder, of Massachusetts, will be hell
St.33 to Baltimore and Reran.
Baltimore and Ohio every Saturday- and
Sunday, valid for return until S a. tn,
train Monday. Adv,
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