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Fair Tonight, Monday
Ycstreday's Circulation, 52,839
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1912
PRICE ONE CENT.
TO PLAN WAR TO
Principals In Domestic Tragedy
Tennesseean Taken By Death
Big Business Seeks to Divert
Attention From Roose
velt, Is Report.
residential Preference Primaries
Sure to Aid the
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
From Now York comes a circum
stantial report that the United
States Is likely to Intervene at any
time In Mexico, and that in doing so
the Taft Administration expects
greatly to strengthen ,itself politi
cally. The story is that powerful inter
ests, which have been viewing the
growth of the progressive movement
in both .parties with alarm, and
which arc particularly concerned
ovor the strength of Roosevelt, have
been anxious for a foreign war to
distract attention from domestic
Chance for Distraction.
Mexico affords the only opportunity
to set up such a distraction. Where
fore, according to financial New York's
understanding, on the first rea
eonatole pretext a great army
will toe sent beyond the Rio
Prande on a mission of alleged
pacification, which will really be one
of making a war rocord for the Ad
ministration and at the same time geU
ting the public mind away from the
domestic, political, and economic Issues
that will bo brought to somothlntr like'
a focus In this year's campaign unless ,
someining vigorous is done.
It Is a most Interesting narration, this
about the developing purpose of big
business to put Mr. Taft over at any
coat. In- substance. It Is alleged that
the failure of the -anti-trust cases, one
after the other, lias modified greatly
the hostility of some powerful interests
toward Mr. Taft. They do not regard
Mr. Wlekcrsham as so bad a citizen as
he was considered a few months ago.
Then, too, there is a more hopeful
tone among these same big business
and special privilege Interests about
electing Taft It he Is nominated. They
are now expecting to nomlnati Clark on
the Democratic ticket, and they regard
him as entirely safe and Sdnt They
want to keep the Republican nornlnu
Uon in just as safe hands, and that
means the renomlnntinn of Taft. Then,
It is calculated, with Taft and Clark
opposed, the Republican progressives
will have no reason to bolt Tnft in
order to support another conservative.
So the Republican party can be expect
ed to hold together pretty well In mmi
a situation, and, with ample flnancl.)l
backing, H Is hoped that Mr. Taft might
War Would Be Useful.
But nothing could be more useful than
to get tiie Administration mixed up in
a war The Government with a wai
on its hands always gets Indicated.
People forget eviythlng else when
there is shooting in progress And si,
between the possibilities of intci vent'on
in Mexico and the piescnlulon of a
weak candidate by the Democrats, the
Administration organlzeis hope to .u
business if only they can win the nom
ination. Their difficulty Is over the nomination.
The dlrett primary act of the Illinois
legislature, signed b Governoi Denet-n
just as soon as It got up to him, Is
conceded to glvo Roosevelt ubout three
fourths of the delegation from thai
State, maybe all of it. The situation
there is so one-sided that It is admit
tedly doubtful If McKInley and I-orinusr
can keep their own Congress districts
away from RooHeclt.
Maine's primaries have not proceeded
far enough to make certain which side
will control the State convention, but
everything Is favorable to the Roosevelt
men. They lead by a good majority in
the Instructed votes; In fact, the Taft
people have generally not dared press
for Instructions. There Is a considerable
proportion of uiilnstructed delegates
thus far and they will decide the issue.
The delegates by districts will be at
least half for rtoosevolt, control of the
State convention will determine who
gets the four chosen at large.
Vermont, likewise, according to to
day's advices on the ptlmRries held yes
terday. Is likely to select a rtlidcd
delegation, Roosevelt getting one dls
trlct, Taft one, und the control of the
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Kali tonight. .Monday increasing cloud
incss, light lo moderate variable winds.
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MR. AND MRS. SAMUEL W. RAUEN.
Action to Be Taken in
House to Investigate Sup
port to Madero.
A full exposition of all the reasons
lying behind this country's curious ut
tltudc tow-aid the Mexican revolution
may be asked on the lloor of the House.
The incautious slip of a inembei of
President Tuft's Cabinet has disclosed
the fact that the I'nited States Is ac
tively arraigned with President Madero
against the revolution
In tho previous outbreak the United
States was "complacentl" arialgncd
with the rebels agulnM Piesldent DIuz.
Congress niRy accordlnglv be asked to
determine what extraordinary Inspira
tion of statesmanship ha Induced tho
I'nited States to "blow hot ' on .one rev
olution and "blow cold" on anothei.
Enraged At United States.
Picas dispatches fiom Mclco today
sa.v that the "liberals" enlisted under
the Orozco banner are lclousIy agRinst
the ' dupliiitv ' of the l"nlted States
It "Is pointed out tliut the principles
for which the reliels are lighting are
the very ones which Madero espoused
to eel Into power, and Inter, it is
Why the United States permitted the
lebels to Import aims by wav ot
Juarez In the iirst i evolution, and then
refuse the sami- privilege In the second,
is a question piopounded by General
The explanation coming from Mexico
Is that certain business Intel eats, whose
intlueive has frequently been demon
stiatid In the past, aio at work and
the l-nllcd" Slates to adopt its
t attrtudf of "passive" Intt'ncn-
A dispatch Hits morning fiom Ul
Paso announces tho resumption of tin
rebel advance tow aid Mexico Cltv
General Salsizur entrained .at Juarez.
today and will he followed by otliois hk,
tasi s tiie equipment can. tie pressed i
into sen lie it m uencraj ur.ozco s
intention to bring up in the'r'cat.'
General Aubert At Parral.
The lattst leport sis lo the flight of
General Aulicit. oneToflhe three federal
commander defeated at Corralltos, Is
that he has readied Parial. where lie
has been joined bv several smaM fed-
Geneiol Campa, who has been In
cloke pursuit of General Aubert, is ex
pected to engage, him at Parral some
IHspatchcs last night and todaj ills
pose of the eailiei rumois Unit Tor
reon had surrendered to the revolu
tionists, on the lontrar) President
Model o, who has been greatly cncoill
aged b the assistance given blm by
the I'nited States, has detailed addi
tional soldiers lo hasten to Torreon
to help defend it. President Madero
In a statement turiav declares his forces
will surclv defeat the lebels and crush
War Conference Planned.
Secretary of ur Stlmson, In the
meanwhile, is making cuicful prepara
tions lo give Picsiduit Madeio moro
actlvo aid If iieccst'ar. It became
known today that the heads of mtlitin
In eleven States hav e been summoned
to Washington, and have been tsked to
say how manv men thes couldl furnish
for war purposes it nccessar
A bill Is said to be read f6i Intro
ductlon In Congress to enable tlfe United
States to use the militia, it IsAaid fu
ller tiie pit-sent law the department
cannot call on militia to dor "foielgn"
sei vice h.v engaging In ioblllzations
outside of the I'nited Stairs
Time to Consult Shaffer, ith & I, About
Easter flow cm. WeddUfg decorations
SLAYER OE WIFE
STOLID IN CELl
Samuel W. Rauen Whistles
and Reads, Unconcerned
Over His Crime.
Whistling And reading, Samuel W
Uauen, who shot and killed his girl wife
and his brother. John Ilauen, last even
ing, seemed today the most unconcerned
prisoner in thp Jails and police stations
of Washington. Raucu would not talk
of his plight with police officers Tho
mother of the dead girl. Mrs. Minnie
Jones, of Gettysburg, Pa., will come to
Washington tonight to muke arrange
ments for the funernl of her child. The
Inquist will be held at the morgue to
morrow morning at 7:30, according to
the announcement of Acting Coroner
Unreasoning violent anger was the
motive for the murder, according to the
belief of the dead glrl'H aunts, Mrs.
Kate Mayes and Mrs. Sallle Ketcluim,
with whom the girl lived nnd In fiont
of whose home, at 1010 Seventh street
southwest the double shouting occuned.
Jealousy cf his brother, John Rauen
"as becn ascribed as u motive for the
muider. but anger at her icfusal to
live with him aaln seems more likely
to have been the cause
"No reason exists to believe that
Rauen was jealous of Or.eiahv" said Mrs.
Maves this morning. "It was because
she would have no more to do with him
that he shot her, so far as anyone can
make out. John Kaucn, the brother,
know Ozelah but slightly, and her hus
hand was vv ell nwate of this. He himself
fought his brother to the house the.
I'rst time Mrt Kauen ever met John
. Threat of Suicide.
When Ozclnh refused to live
Samuel rtauen again, following his rc-
lease Irom Uccoquaii, no sain to ner
Well. I'll sav goodby, for ou will never
see me again I shall kill myself be
fore morning' Ozelah did not believe
for a minute that ho would carry out
tils tin eat This took place Thursday
night Friday night he came to the
house again, but Ilia wife was out and
j lie did not see her.
Mrs. Ilauen was on the door step in
front of the house when Rauen sud
denly appeared behind her. coming
through the front door. John Rauen
was standing en tho slftew-alk talking
v. 1th the young woman. Rauen put u
nv.oivci in th hack of hlH wife's hend
and in (
lmost Instuntlv Rauen
'ils hrpthi'i', sending a
1m heart. In n few
i !! wus u prisoner.
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Original Thrilling Realistic
A new and remarkable serial story, "Darkness and Dawn,'' will begin in The Times on
Friday next. Do not miss the opening chapter.
CAPITAL CITY TO
Governor of Ohio and Can
didate for President Vis
WITH HIS FRIENDS
Former Attorney General Is of
Counsel in Celebrated States'
Homo rule for WaahinKton, local
offices for local mon, und non-rcBtrlc-tlon
of tho pcraonal liberties of civil
service employes of the Federal Gov
ernment, are Included In tho plat
form of Gov, Judsou Harmon, of
Ohio, candidate for the Democratic
nomination for President.
Governor Harmon believes thut
me v. uuiiiiiabiuiiei Buips, uic i osinias- i
tershlp, and all other appointive of-1
flees under the Government should
be filled by bona fide Washington
residents, preferably natives ofi
Washington, and not by office seek
ers from the outside. "Public of-!
flees should not be used for political
patronage, no moro so In the Dis
trict of Columbia, than In any other
city or State," said Governor Har
mon, shortly after his arrival In
Washington this morning.
Opposed to Gag Rule.
Soon after his arrival the .governor
was plied with questions on these points
by a delegation of District Democrats
that met him at the train. He said
that he was opposed to the gag order
that has becn Jn force during 'th
Roosevelt and Toft dmlplBtxatlons,
reivjslng federal employes tho rlglfv
take th6lr"BrlcvB.nces to Congress or to
apply 'o Congress for pensions. In
creased pay, or other necessary relief.
"I do not believe that this order la
Just,' tho governor said. ' In my opin
ion these men and women should be
allowed to appeal to their own govern
ment. I am In favor of a revocation of
this order, or at least a modification.
I am sufficiently familiar with local
conditions here to be cognizant of tho
fight made for pensions and retirement
for Government workers, and of thn
work done In this direction by the local
papers, particularly The Times. I think
it Is a good fight, and the working of
ho gag rule In this Instance Is an apt
Illustration of the Injustice that can
result from It. This vast bodv of work
ers should be nble to a"neal directly to
'" lawmukcrs for relief."
The governor declared that he had al
ways stood for home rule, and that ho
did not believe that because Washtng
tonlans weie not voters, Washington
offices should bo held up as patronage
to men who had a voting constituency
In the States.
"I think that every Washington office
should be tilled by a Washington man.
I understand Washington lias had many
postmasters who were not Washlng
tonlans .1 -lo not believe this is Justice
to the people who have made the Na
tional Capital u great and beautiful
Met' By Politicians.
Governoi Harmon arilved in Wash
ington from Ohio shortly after 11 o'clock
this morning. Ho was met at the sta
tion by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
Robert B. Gordon, in charge ot ills po
litical hcadquarteis In Washington,
Senator Pomerenc of Ohio, Congress
men, Con, Goeke, Anderson, and other
memberfl of the Ohio delegation, and a
big delegation of local Democrats,
headed b John .1. Purccll.
Tiie governor was driven Immediately
to the Uhbltt House, where he wel
comed ills supporters. At 1 o'clock this
afternoon he will have luncheon at the
Arlington with men loealb prominent
In the political Held
Governor Harmon came to Washing
ton primarily to Ille the brief of the
Interested States In the "State rights"
cus.es now pending befoie the Supreme
Court. He will appear before that
tribunal tomorrow morning. The brief
he will present will defend the position
of the States and thcli contention that
they have perfect light to regulate rall-
i road rates and traffic within their own
borders, Irrespective of the interstate
commerce law, and the decisions of the
Intel state Commerce Commission
Governor Harmon said today that the
I brief did not applv spoelllcall to the
I Minnesota rate case and the Sanborn
decision, but was broad enough to cover
all Stale's rights.
Governor Harmon was selected by tho
Governors of nil the interested States to
represent them and file their brief. lit
is tiie head of a committee ot three
l governors. The other two members are
I Governoi Hudley of Missouri, and Gov
1 til nor Aldrlcli of Nebraska.
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MINERS': gJffE TO
BE IDLE MORROW
More Than 670,000 Men Will Suspend Work Pending
Adjustment of Wage Scale White Looks
CtiEVEKAXD, Ohio. March 31. Of.
flclals of tho United Mine WorkcrB of
America this -afternoon declared that
everything Is In readiness for a general
suspension tomorrow morning of the
coal mining industry of tho United
The country will, when the suspension
order Is generally obeyed, face one of
tho most extensive labor union wars It
has seen for years
It Is estimated that 670,0no men In
tiie hard and soft coal fields will find
themselves idle after tomorrow. Tho
suspension will result from a wage
scale ;ompromlso effected yesterday by
the bituminous Joint conference Pend
ing the taking of a referendum vote on
the question of strikes In both the hard
and soft coal fields, the men wjll re
main away from tho mines.
Conference Next Week.
Announcement that a confeience be
tween the coal owners and tho miners
Is 'o be held In Philadelphia Wednes
day week, received In the mining re
gions today, was received with general
rejoicing. The union officials believe
that overy man will be back at work
within two weeks. They feel tnat an
amicable adjustment of the salary ques
tion will be reached. The mine operat
ors and the financial men of the coun
try, however, dj not uppear to be so
A compromise agreement, which to bo
effective must be approved by the ni.iss
ot bituminous miners, has becn i.rt
pared, nnd until ever.- miner is given
an opportunity to vota upon it, it will
be Impossible to say just how long
the tie-up will continue.
"Nothing remains but the referendum
to Insure peace In the coal fields of the
country for the next two years," said
John P. White, president of tho United
Mine Workers, before leaving Cleve
land today. "1 am certain that the
nines are going to ratify the agreement
we have made with the operators."
Many Walk Out.
More than 165,000 miners in trte Penn
sylvania anthracite coal Melds walked
out yesterday, taking with them their
tools. The mine officials made no effort
to stop them. These will be followed at
midnight tonight ' by thousands of
There has been n general exodus of
miners' representatives and operatives
today They all were loath to talk and
anxious to get back home. Before
leaving Cloveland final preparations for
tnking the vote nmont; the thousands of
miners vver made. The ballots will be
sent out tomorrow. The voting In tlia
contrnlmost districts will bo started
Tuesday. At the latest the voting will
White declared toda., that the nnthra
clte minors will stand by their original
"The anthracite workeis need tho in
crease more than the bituminous men
do," he continued, "and they deserve
it more. The anthracite operators are
better able to give it than the bitum
inous. The very fact Hia,t thre will bo
another conference presages pence."
Half Million Miners
Quit Work; Duration of
PITTSBURGH. March 31.-Suspenlon
of all coal mining In both anthracite
and bituminous fields took place last
evening, and approximately half a mil
lion minors are idle and will remain so
until the referendum vote of the miners
approves the agreement entered Into at
Cleveland for tho bituminous mines.
Of this number about o-Oo.OOO are mem
bers of the United Mine J,Vorkors. It
is expected that the bituminous mlne3
will resume operations In about two
weeks. Tho anthracite situation is more
complicated, and It Is doubtful how
long the suspension will last. On March
'."j Pi evident John n. White ordered a
suspension of all the anthracite mines,
and 16S.000 men laid down their tools.
At the same time President White
usked Picsideiit Georgo V. Baer, spokes
man for the anthracite operators, for
another conference on the wage scale,
and this will be held April 10.
Throughout the bituminous fleM cen-
I eral satisfaction is felt over tho fact
that thue will oe but a short suspen
sion, although neither operators nor
miners aie entirely batisfled nver iiu
The district conventions of ccnt.al
Pennsylvania, Plttsbtiigh, West Vir
ginia, Iowa. Southwest, and Kentucky
districts will ifsume their sessions dur
ing this week, and will take up the
question of new wage scales based on
tho second compromise
Tiie fancy prices that have obtained
foi coal In the past fortnight are no
longer In cvidei.ee. and tho feveilbh
activity in buying has given place to a
stcallcr demand and a slight reduction
President Taft Home
President Taft returned to the White
House frum Philadelphia at I o'clock
tills morning. He arilved In Philadel
phia at o'clock .vesierdav nfteinonn
(inil diiiveied lliu-e speecln s dining his
l. bonis' fiiJouiii in that cltv
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Kaster weddings Ordtr now. lith & Ue
Tennessee Solon Succumbs
Following Operation at
HAD WON FAME ON
Statesman Who Endeared Himself
to a Nation Will Be buried
United States Senator Robert Love
Taylor of Tennessee died at Provi
dence Hospital at 9:40 o'clock this
Sonator Taylor had been In failing
health for several months, and last
Thursday morning was operated up
on In a final effort to save his life.
Although he withstood the Imme
diate shock of tho operation, be
steadily sank later, lapsing Into un
consciousness at 3 o'clock this morn:
Ing. He did not regain consclous-
Worn by constant watching at the
bedside of her husband, Mrs. Taylor
was present at the end, as was Mrs.
Taylor's brother, Charles St. John:
i Mrs. S. B. Williamson, and Dr. Har
rison Crook, Senator Taylor's phy
sician. Mrs. Taylor is suffering from
the shock, and today is under medi
cal care at the hospital.
Senator Lea at Qedside.
Senator Luke Lea of Tennessee was
?i ? Sw".,tal durnB a large part of
the night, -and only a short time before
the death of Senator Taylor had loft
for his, apartments to get a short rest
Immediately after meeting tomorrow,
the Senate will adjourn out of respect
to the memory of Senator Taylor Vice
President Sherman will name a com
mittee of benators tomorrow, who will
act as escort of honor for the body
A similar committee will be named
from among the members of the House
of Representatives by Speaker Clark
S?fir SSnfflmt tfh,8SCa"tai
?x0nC, Jhe funerul Party w 1 1 leave
Washington tomorrow night at 10 10
:' ; on the Memphis LimUed for
Nashville vvhere funeral serviced Twill
ne conducted Wednesday Included I in
fmmTJE1 any w, bc thQ delegations
from both houses of Congress as well
as friends of the family. ' eU
Held Unique Position.
Through nearly thirty-five years of
public life Scnatot Taylor had held
a unique position. Always of a
happy and optimistic turn of mind
ho greatly endeared himself to the
people of his State, who 'would always
congregate In large, numbers to hear
him tell stories, or play upon his old
violin. Thoy nicknamed him "Fiddling
Born in Happy Valley. Carter county.
Tenn., he was tho son of Nathaniel G
Taylor, Congrcssmap. und Commltsion
er of Indian Affairs under President
Johnson.. His mother was Emily
Hoynes, sister or I.andon C. Hayncs.
Confederate Senator from Tennessee,
and prominent In tho Confederacy.
During his early life he lived the life
of the ordinary mountain boy, at that
time gaining the intense love of hunt
ing which never left him. In 1878, when
he was admitted to the bar of his native
State, ho was married to Sarah I.
Balrd, of Asheville. N. C.
Ran for Congress.
Almost at the very outset of lii
career the lure of politics drew him. He
was a candidate for Congress that jear.
and received the election In 1S79, against
powerful opposition from thCyRcpubll
can candidate. It was In this first cam
paign, when ho stumped the Congres
sional district, playing his violin at the
request of his hearers, singing for them
the old folk songs of tho mountains,
and then modestly telling them of hi
policies and alms, that he won the title
Although his logic always wa to the
point, he kept himself free from sai
ciism and bitterness, and It wtf ,ilrt
of hlrn that he always won his enemies
to lilm Willi his "smile, storj, aad
After serving in the lower Iioujc of
Congress fcr one term ho served as
Presidential elector at largo, and a--pension
agent at Knoxville, Tenn.
He was tlirl -e elected governor of
bis SUte. carrying on his campaigns
with the same tactics thut had proved
to popular when he wns elected to Con
cress. Ho wus governor of Teniese
fiom 1SS7 till ism. Inter receiving the re
olect'on in 1SU7.
netlring from politics for a time, h
lectured for several years upon tin
lyceum platform, his most popu'ar lec
turo having been "The Fiddle und the
Bow " He delivered tills lectin c bun
dri ds of tl'ii"s In all putts of the coun
try. In 1907 ho entered tho field as candi
date foi the i'nited States Senate
against foimer Senator Carrriack. Both
candidates were prominent in Tennes
he, and in a campaign vviicli was the
most spectacular the State had ever
known Taylor heut Cm mack b.v a nia
jolltv ol 8,i"J votes. His teirn in the
Seirite would have expired In 19H
Among his literal- woiks nutv be
(('on tinned on Thud Page )
Beautiful Easter Flowers.
Order now Shaffer, lUti & lije