Yesterday's Circulation, 45,176
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1012
PRICE ONE CENT.
IN NEW ENCLAND
GEN. OROZCO QUITS
MARCH TO JUAREZ
Col. Steever Wires Department Here That
Leader of Federal Army Is Reported to
Have Gone Over to Revolutionists.
Mexico's President and Former Chief Lieutenant
CARS III CROSS
LODGE IS SLATED
TO AID COLONEL
President Will Reply to Former
Executive in Series of
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
Now It's New England that the
Taft organization suddenly finds
orambllng away from Its loyatly to
Coincident with tho announcement
that Colonel Roosevelt will open his
delegate fight with an invasion of
the extreme East, and spend five
days speaking In and around Bos
ton, comes tho circumstantial report
that Senator Lodgo will lead tho
New England Roosevelt movement,
and that he already has conveyed in
timation of his attltudo to the Presi
dent. Thero is denial that tho Bay State
Senator has positively told Taft he
must support RooBevelt, but it is not
explicit or convincing to people who
believe they understand tho circum
stances. Will Repeat Trick.
"It was certain that E losevelt would
tart his fight In some unexpected
way," mid a progressive today, "and
look at this Nfcw England Invasion!
Wo you recollect four years ago now?
JColftntJRoosevelt wanted New England
ior iiir. .an, ami Mssxachusetts naa
the pivot. Mr. Crime was chief en
gineer of the allies. Ho was con.1
dently expected to get Massachusetts
for th m But Mr. Iloosevelt called on
3tr. Lodjo; Mr. Lodge and Mr. Gardner
went to work, fought hard, smashed
the Crane plan, and got most of Masp.i
chasetts for Mr Taft. It broke tho
back cf HR allies' campaign In New
England, and vras the big strategic move
that really brought tho certalni of Mr.
"IJIulnly enough, Mr. Rooswelt Is go
ing to do tho same thing over again
I.Ike tho Japanese generals, who always
turned the left flank of the enemy, and
always go', away with it because the
enemy wa.i always ceetaln they wouli
rhanco the pWn next time, Mr. Roose
lt Is going to do exactly the same
thing that he did four years ago."
Meyer and Lodge.
Masrachiibvtts Ilcnubllcins nlnavs
have had a strong sentiment for Mr.
Iloosevelt. Ho was a Harvard man: re
married a Boston woman, connected
with tho most exclusive elides; ho Is
able to commandeer the suppoit of the
Lodge organisation. Add to all this
Die story that Secretary of the Navy
Moyer may leave the Cabinet if Roovj
e't is definitely announced, and the
Now Kngland situation begins to ga
Mr. Meyer and Senator Lodges from
being potential rivals a few years ago,
have worked out a community of in
terest that has brought them into cIobo
political harmony. Mr. Lodge used his
Ull with the last Administration to
keep Mr. Meyer in the Cabinet and Mr.
Meyer made good on such a big scalo
that tho Joint Influence of Mr. Roose
velt and Mr. Lodge was sufllclent to
keep him in tho Taft Cabinet. But ho
knows that it was pull, not preference
for him, that did that much; and tho
understanding Is that if there is a fight
for Massachusetts and Mr. Lodge and
Mr Crano lead opposing sides. Mr.
Meyer will go out and help Mr. Lodge.
Little To Count On.
ith Now Hampshire progiesslves,
under Mr. Bass, already organized for
Roosovelt and confident of getting tho
Stnte; with Maine broken away from
tho old Halo machine and anxious for
Hn Improved national situation that will
give a chunce for the Republicans to get
back In power, confident reports come
from that State that it will como Into
tht Roobevelt camp. Thus New Eng
land's back will be broken and the big
preponderance landed on tho Roosovelt
side. Connecticut is full of Roosevelt
bontlment, and Vermont is counted for
him if Now Hampshire and Massa
chusetts go that way In short, tho
Taft managers are suddenly awakened
to tho fact that Rhodo Island Is all
they can count on and they haven't
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PAU rf A AT VHP 'PI-TV 11TaTM.-,rw
Fair tonight and Saturday, rising tem
perature, lowest tonight, near the freez
IT. R. niTREAU.
I a. m 2t
10 a. m 33
11 a. m 33
12 noon 38
1 p. m 40
3 p. m 40
8 a. m .'. 25
9 a. m 27
10 a. m 3),
11 a. m 43
12 noon.... , 44
1 P. m 41
2 p. in 4)i
Today-lich tide, 11:30 a. m. and 11:60
V m. Low tide, 5:23 a. m. and 6:07
Tomorrow-High tide. 12:31 a. m Low
tide, 6:01 a. m. and 6:K p. m.
a 43 Sets .
Sentiment In Favor
Commissioners' Order Does
, Not Affect Traction
ON UNIQUE EDICT
Dangerous Condition of Calvert
Street Structure Causes Trouble
For tho safety of tho public, tho
Calvert street brl'dge, crossing Rock
creek, was closed today to pedes
trians, and to vehicles other than
street cars ,by order of tho Commis
sioners. This action was taken following a
lengthy conference this morning be
tween Commissioner Judson, Capt.
Mark Brooke, Assistant Engineer
Commissioner; Corporation Counsel
Thomas, George E. Hamilton, presi
dent of the Capital Traction Com
pany, and R. Ross JPorry, attorney
for the company.
Nono of those in attendance at tho
conference would discuss tho order,
which closes tho bridgo to pedes
trians and vehicles, but pormlts tho
use of the structuro by tho Capital
Would Affect Repair Work.
It was said, however, that tho car
traffic can bo conUnuod while repairs
arc being made with less danger to the
public than if the structure were oponed
at the same time to pedestrians and
Today's order dlrectB the engineer of
tjHdgrfs, T C. J. Bailey, to fix- Plgrti
ut eneh end of tho bridge giving notlco
to tho public, and tho Bupeilntondo.iit
of police Is given instructions to see
that the order Is carried into effect.
"Work on tho repair df tho bnle was
suspended"1 Wednesday, following the
granting of a temporary injunction by
Chief Justice Clabaugh, on petition of
the Capital Traction Company. Tho
railway company asks for a permanent
injunction on the ground that tho nar
rowing of the bridge to a width of
thirty-eight Is i violation of tho act
of Congress authorizing the erection
at the expense of the company of a
bridge "not less than fifty feet in
Corporation Counsel Thomas Is pre
paring to oppose the Injunction suit.
which will be heard by Chief Justice.
Clabaugh, Friday, March I. The Com
missloners arc of the opinion that tho
decision will bo favorable to the Dis
trict, In which event the work of re
pairs will begin immediately. If, how
ever, the situation Is in favor of tho
railway company, a complex situation
Is presented, and one that will result
In considerable inconvenience to the
residents of Chovy Chaso and Cleveland
May Be Closed Long Time.
The Commissioners' order closes the
bridge, "pending the completion of
repairs," and if they arc restrained
from continuing the work pedestrians
and vehicles will bo denied tho use
of the structuro for an Indefinite pe
riod It was pointed out also today, by
persons who use the bridge, that pas
sengers riding across in tho street
cars will do so with no large degree
of comfort, knowing that- tho safety
of the structure is in question.
Tho estimated cost of the repairs is
fci.000, one-half of which Is chargeable
to the railway company. The Commis
sioners In their estimates Included $5,000
for plans for a now structure, but de
cided to recommend an appropriation
for the repair of the present structure,
which was included in the District ap
propriation bill. The decision to repair
the bridge was made on recommenda
tion of H. L. Leonard, an expert In
bridge construction, following a care
ful inspection of tho structure.
Police Officials Say He Admits
Robbing Express Near
KEYSER, W. Va., Feb. .-Repudiating
his former explanations as fiction,
F. A. Becker, tho Baltimore and Ohio
brakeman, now in tho Garret county
jail at Oakland awaiting a hearing to
morrow on the charge of holding up
the New York and St. Louis Express
last Monday night, is said to have con
Becker Id quoted by JJaltur.ore and
Ohio Detective Lieutenant Kenny and
Captain Hardy, of tho Cumbeiland po
lice, hs sajlng he Is a German-American,
aged twenty-six years, and his
homo Is at 2SJ1 West Abbot street,
Philadelphia, that he wan fully cogni
zant of tho dcsierato chances which ho
took, and that his tales of having re
ceived tho money and valuables found
on him were fictitious. Ills story of
having betn connned In the Government
Hospital for tho Invano at Washington
ha been corroborated.
HOLDING OP TRAIN
Chief Executive of Southern Republic,
EACH GET 10 VOTES
Deadlock Broken After All
Night Session of
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., Feb. 23.
Tho Oklahoma Democratic State con
vention early today adopted the report
of "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, tho Wilson
floor leader, pledging ten of tho State's
delegates to the national convention at
Baltimore for Wilson and ten for Champ
Tho amendment to the compromise
resolution providing for tho indorsement
of Clark was lost by a vote of 314 to 2S9.
Tho convention then took a recess after
an all-nlEht session.
When the compromise was accepted
tho Wilson men were contro.lng tho
convention by thirty votes, but farced
the compromise In fear that the tables
would be suddenly turned again. The
tight on the selection of a national com
mitteeman was taken up when the con
vention reconvened at 10 o'clock.
The fight throughout the convention
was spectacular. Judge Thomas Doyle,
an avowed Harmon supporter, was
chosen temporary chairman. In tho
preliminary skirmishes tho Harmon and
Clark forces combined, but with the
pledged Wilson delegates the unin
etructed delegation still held the bal
ar.co of power. "Alfalfa 11111" Murray,
floor leader for tho Wilson forces,
worked tirelessly throughout the. night
endeavoring to muster a majority vote.
It Ib- believed Robert dalbralth will
bo named national committeeman. He
is not committed on tho Presidential
When dawn broke today the conven
tion wan still deadlocked on the ques
tion as to whether the State's delegates
to tl-e national convention thould be
pledged to Governor Wilson, of New
Jersey, or to Champ Clark, of Mis
souri. The 190 unlnatructd delegates from
the countv conventions held the balance
of power, and swims llrst ono way and
then the other in such a manner that
neither Clark nor Wilson could gain any
At 2 o'clock this morning Governor
Cruet was called upon for a speech,
and in an attempt to bring the conven
i..n t.i some decision advanred tho
name of Governor Marshall, of Indiana
He pteaneu mm i"v u"l" "v" """ V
Hunt between Wilson end Clark and in
dorse the Indiana executive, declaring
any of tho thieo men could bo elected.
Governor Cruca 8 speech was cheered
for fifteen minutes, but no action followed.
N OKLAHOIA STATE
Last Minute News Told in Brief
MASSACRE IN CHINA.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 23. Wholesale
slaughter of Tibetans la reported hero.
The Chinese troops, it was said, fear
ful that tho contemplated return of the
Grand Lama would precipitate a gen
eral uprising against Chinese rule, mas
sacred all of tho Tibetans near the
frontier. Reprisals are expected.
CURRY SEES ROOSEVELT.
NEW YORK. Feb. 23 Although Col
onel Roosevelt leaves for Boston tomor
row for a four-day visit, he has de
clared that thero was no political sig
nificance In the trip. The colonel spent
Who Is Trying To Preserve
REPORT ON POLICE
Ten Members of District
"Committee Wait Hours I
Because Congressman Carl C. An
derson of Ohio, a Democratic mem
ber of tho House District Committee,
was forty-five seconds late in reach
ing the committee room today, there
was no favorable report on the Car
lln bill to supply deficiencies In tho
police and firemen's- pension fund. As
Mr. Carlln dashed into the committee
room at forty-five seconds after 12
o'clock, ten rather grumpy members,
who had been awaiting Mr. Ander
son's arrival, walked out
Tho committee lacked one member
of having a quorum. Everybody was
agreed that the Carlln bill would bo
unanimously reported if a quorum
was obtained. At 11:45 Chairman
Johnson counted noses and ascer
tained that following the advent of
Congressmen Rothermel and Berger,
ten members were present.
At 11:48 Congressman Anderson was
located in his room on tho floor be
low. Over the telephone Mr. Ander
son sent word that he would be up
"in a little while."
Mr. Anderson Is Notified.
"Tell him we can't wait: wo've been
here for more than an hour now wait
ing nn people. I dpn't propose to sit
hero any longer waiting on ono man,"
said Congressman Dyer of Missouri.
Chairman Johnson Instructor the
clerk to telephone Mr. Aiidorson that
unless he showed up in ten minutes it
would ho useless fur him to come at
all, as the commltteo would be forced
to adjourn automatically when the gavel
fell in tho House at i,oon.
The clerk again reported that Mr. An
derson said he would be "riyht up."
At this juncturu tho towering form
of Congressman Cyrus Sulloway, ono of
the big men of the House, moved across
the committee room in the direction of
Chairman Johnson. As Mr. Sulloway
left his seat he spoke in tho following
"This Is foolishness. I have been sit
ting here two hours waiting for these
fellows to show up and make a quorum.
Chairman Johnson temporarily
smoothed the ruffled feelings of Con
gressman Sulloway and the latter sat
down again with his watch In his hand.
During tho intervening ten minutes,
whllo tho committee impatiently await
ed the advent of Congressman Ander
son, Mr. Sulloway shifted his timepiece
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
a busy day In his offico receiving call
ers and disposing of correspondence.
George Curry, former governor of New
Mexico, and a captain of Roosevelt's
Rough Riders, took lunch with the col
onel. MAGICIAN ARRAIGNED.
CHICAGO, Feb. 23. With at least
forty young Polish girls In attendance
In Judge Landls' court in tho Federal
Building, the trial of Georgo A. Papau
sky, a banker-magician and revealer of
tho "now laws of Mcses." was begun.
All the girls havto been summoned at
witnesses to tell of tholr purchases
from the "regent of the prince of dark
ness of "love tokens" and charms to
muku their sweetheart love thetn more.
SOLON'S DELAY BARS
PENSION FUND BILL
i GEN. PASQTJALE 0R0ZC0,
I Federal General, Who Is Reported To
Have joined Rebels.
Charges He Is Barred From
Bedside of Aged
Bitterness In the litigation over the
$3,500,000 estate of Stllson Hutchlns as
a result of differences between the mil
lionaire's young wife, Rose Keeling
Hutchlns, and his two sons, Walter S.
and Leo Hutchlns, and Trustee William
J. Danto was emphasized again today
when additional papers were filed In the
Charging that he and Dr. Stcillng
Ruffin have been denied nccess to tho
sick room of the millionaire, Walter
Stllson Hutchlns Died a motion n&klng
the court to compel Mrs. Hutchlns to
permit them to see her aped husband.
who has been bed-ridden since March 6
1911 A rule returnable next Friday was
uu?.d v Cnlef Justice Clabaugh in
Equity Court No. 1.
.5iny,nB "tho rlKht of tho court to au
thorize anyone to notify tradesmen that
her husband's estate will not be re
sponsible for her obligations, as the
same would be the usurpation of no "e?
unprecedented." Mrs. Hutchlns submlN
ted a caustic answer to tho petition of
Nathaniel Wilson, guardian ' adlPtem
ill ""'"valid husband, who last week
asked the court to enjoin her fron ex
ceeding her allowance of J2.O00 and ob
taining credit In her husband's mime.
May Reach Crisis.
Both controversies vlll be argued at
length bv the respective attorneys next
Friday, and thre is a likelihood of a
crlnis In the litigation.
The ptitlon of Walter S Hutchlns is
s-upportcd by copies of letters passing
between his counsel and Attornejs Glt
tlnus onJ. Chamberlain, who represent
Mrs. Hutchlns. His lawyers llrst re
quested Glttlngs and Cnambeilain to ob
tain admlttaneo to the Hutchlns home,
but the attorneys reffired the corres
pondence to Drs. W. Gorrv Morgan and
iiii s,owc'rs. who aio attending the
millionaire, and the latter rfeused to
grant permission. In their letter, tho
physiclani! hay about Mr. Hutchlns,
"tils mental condition has been grad
ually but perceptibly getting worse, and,
judging from past experiences with
visits from his sons, we feel Justified in
shielding him from further excitement
of this sort."
"Deliberately untrue," is the way WaL.
of the physicians that he and his bioth-
it jmvu vAuuuu uicir lamer, on tho
other hand, he wrote in a letter to the
doctors, that they had assured hlin to
the contrary on ono occasion.
Concluding his reply to the physicians,
"Tho situation at present is that you
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SECRETARY KNOX SAILS.
KEY WEST. Fla . Feb. 23 With Sec
retary of State Knox and the members
of his party on board the cruiser Wash
ington lias cleared hero for Central
American waters. When tho Secrotary
went on board he was grooted with a
nineteen-gun salute, and shortly after
ward the cruiser cleared for Port An
tonio, Jamaica, where the first stop will
bo made. The Secretary was received
on tho cruiser by Capt M Hughes, and
whllo the- band played, tho entire marine
guard was paraded in his honor. Secre
tary Knox will occupy the admiral's
quarters on the rrulser, w hich have
been refitted for his use.
ARMIES MOVING TOWARD CITY
ON BORDER; BATTLE IS NEAR
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 23. Tho Tasqulsta forces hare reached Sablnal
In their movement toward Juarez. Ono thousand men comprlso this
force, and It Is reported that a like number arc marching In ChlhuahnaC
Tho Vasqnlsta forces arc being concentrated for a double moTcmcnt
on the two cities. They ttJH meet with practically bo resistance at
Juarez. Bridges on the National Lino were burned by Vasqulstas between
Juaro zand Chnratlto last night.
Chihuahua city Is completely cnt on from tho outsido world by rail
and wire and tho sereral hundred Americans thero arc unable now to get
out. Trains which left Juarez last nhjht returned this morning hating
found all bridges burned and wires cut below Chfuita, half way to
Chihuahua and the country overrun Ttlth nrmed rebels.
Col. E. Z. Steever, commanding the American troops at El Paso, was
today informed that Gen. Pascal Orozco had turned against President
Madero, and Is now marching upon Juarez with an army of 1,400 men.
When tho dispatch from Colonel Steever reached tho "War Depart
ment this morning great alarm was felt. A battle at Juarez is almost
certain to precipitate a clash with tho American, troops, and this will
mean an invasion unless the American Government is willing for tho
Mexicans to do their fighting within gunshot range or thousands of un
protected American citizens.
Tho dispatch from Colonel Steever was brief, and simply said that
word had como to him from over tho border that the Mexican general
whoso loyalty to President Madero has been suspected for weeks, had at
last taken up arms against the government that ho was sent to Chi
huahua to Uphold.
House Will Probe Wood-
Ainsworth Affair Passes
The Congressional investigation search
light swung full on the War Depart
ment today when the House unani
mously passed a resolution calling upon
Secretarj ot War Stlmson for all In
formation in the possession of the de
pal tmont regarding tho deposition of
Adj. Gen. Frederick C. Ainsworth.
Chairman Hay, of tho Military Af
fairs Committee, called up the resolu
tion of Congressman Watktns of Louisi
ana, demanding tho production of all
memoranda. Indorsements, reports, and
other records on Hie In the department.
The resolution passed without a dissent
It 1b expected that the production of
tho papers in the case will lay bare tho
entire interior workings of the Wood
Alnsworth feud, which has kept the
departfnent in a turmoil for years.
Mooney Made Cashier
At City Postoffice
William M. Mooney, dUhursinc clerk
of tho Postofflco Department, was todav
appointed cashltr of the Washington
city postoffice, to succeed I-. J Kobln
son, promoted to assistant postmaster.
Tho appointment was announced by
Postmaster Goneral Hitchcock today, to
take effect Immediately
Mr Mooney has been in tho postal
ecrvice in this city for nearly twenty
years ,and during the eurly days of his
service was a wtll-known athlete of the
old Columbia Athletic Club.
iTormer Marine Officer Holds
Squad of Police At Bay Until
1HII.ADEL,1HIA, Feb. 23. After
holding a squad of pollco at bay witli
an army rlile and an automatic pistol
for half an hcur, Lieut. K. V H. Douro
douro, recently dismissed from tho Ma
rine Corpb, hub overpowered by the
officers and arrested. Ho wns later ad
mitted to ball by Magistrate Fltzpatrick
on charges of assault and battery, as
sault with Intent to kill, and discharg
ing llrearms within tho city limits.
Tho pneounter took plaeo nt the fash
ionable homo of Doutedourn's mother,
at 134 Maplewood uvenlie, Ucnnantown.
The police had been summoned by tho
former lieutenant's inothci, because ho
had hfen on a rampugo In the manlin.
Ho Prod a dozen a'iot at the police, all
of whl'-h went wild, and they tired a
hot at hliu lu iiily. hlcu tuio hU
Amy Fully Equipped.
Tho colonel also was told that the
disaffected Mexicans who have been
practically without leadership hereto
fore havo rallied to tho Orozco utand
Insr and that an army, fully equipped for
tho field, is following him to tho border.
Tho objective point of tho Orozco
forces, tho colonel said, was Juarez,
which is the most important strategic
baso on tho entire border. The purpose
of tho rebels, it seems, is to take Juarez
and hold it as tho greatest port of en
try .n tho wholo frontier.
Tho last general attack upon Juarez
resulted In the killing oft number of
Americans ln El Paso, att'd'in the threat
of tho President to send the American
army Into Mexico If such outrages con
tinued. This is exactly what Is fcaied ln this
Instance. A federal garrlsjls no?
holding Juarez, and If this force should
m?LiVi0 re,be.'.s al?d retreat toward the
international line 'o, repetition of this
occurence is almost Inevitable.
Up to this timo both tho federals and
the revolutionists have kept as far from
the border in the fighting as possible,
knowing full welt what the conse
quences of another rain of shots in El
Paso will mean.
General Orozco may force tho fed
erals Into battle on the frontier, and
tho federals, unable to meet the attack,
may retire to the international bridges
with the single purpose of forcing the
American army to step in and protect
Other reports havo been received
fiom various parts of Mexico todav
Some of them Irdleate that the federals
nre holding their own in remote local
ities, whereas others show that the
revolution Is gradually gaining ground
throughout all the extreme northern
iwid southern sections.
Gov Woodrow Wilson of Now Jer
sey, whoso daughter is marooned at
Madera in Chihuahua because of tin
wrecked state of the railroads in that
country, is in no danger, it Is learn
ed today. Governor Wilson has
mado no representations to tho State
Department about her safety since
ho has learned that no harm has
como to her and that none Is likely
Tho ranch on which Miss Wilson Is
visiting is fullv guarded by a force
of husky cowboys, who aro able, dis
patches say to take caro of the place
IN CONGRESS TODAY
No session of Senate until Monday.
Senator McCumbor argues for hla Fed
eral incorporation bill beforo tho Fi
Hearings on District bill before Senate
subcommlttoo n?o continued.1
Governor Walter Clark, of Alaska, be
fore Terrltorisa Committee.
Dristow Presidential primary bill favor
ably acted on by subcommittee.
Finance .'Committee continues hearings
on steol bill.
The House met at noon.
A reso'utlort was passed ft
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"K.A'-K v ,r
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Hammond, Minn. Mahcr, N. 1.
Fluley, Mass. Morgan. Okla.
Olllett. N. V. Anthony. Kan.
Calder, N. Y.
Former Senator Burrow.
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