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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1012.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Testimony From Both Sides
Before the Senate
LIQUOR MEN SAID
SHOULD BE LIMITED i
Rules of the Association Are
Against Sale To Men Who
Drink It On Street.
Shall the "growler" bo rushed?
It Is not a question of terminology,
but of morale, this "growler" Issue.
In some sections of the city of Wash
ington they .call It "rushing the can"
and "passing the duck," but the pro
cess is the same that of saloons
Belling small quantities of beer to
wayfarers and neighbors, which Is
placed In a vessel that the purchaser
brings with him, and "is taken off the
premises to be drunk, which Is a
technical (at least) violation of the
retail liquor license statutes.
. Those opposed to the "growler"
trade say It Is demoralizing, that It
enables a violation of the law for
bidding sales to minors, that It pro
motes "blind tigers"- and Increases
the amount of drunkenness because
many who could ,not or would not go
Into a saloon to buy liquor, are en
abled to get it by the "growler"
Those favoring the "growler" business
say It la abused by some, but that the
saloon men are rapidly getting rid of
those who abuse the "growler," while
to abolish the sale of liquor to persons,
bringing; vessels to saloons would force
hundreds' of respectable 'families wlio'
occasionally drink beer with their meals
to go w.lthout beer or else buy It In
larger quantities than they want and
pay a higher price for It.
Some say the abolition of the "growl
er" trade would be a severe blow at
the retailer, but would be a good thing
for the wholesaler and brewery agency,
Which would get the business of those
who now buy beer In buckets. This,
they claim, would not lessen drinking.
The following excerpts from the hear
ings before the Senate committee show
the opinions held and presented upon
Rev. Edwin C. Dinwiddle, of the Antl
Baloon League, first broached the sub
ject during the hearings, saying:
"It was brought out several years ago
In hearings before the committee her
that there is a growing evil of what is
known to the trade and what Is knoun
to people who observe these things as
rushing tho growler,' and I tnink there
was a sort of universal concurrence, I
will not say that our friends on the
other sido agreed with that, and yet I
rather think that was one of the things
that we did not differ on very much;
that what Is known as the 'rushing
of the growler,' this business of sending
the smaller members of the household
and the women Into the saloons and
carrying pitchers and cans and Jars of
Intoxicating liquor back and forth in
the streets into their homes, is some
thing that ought to be stopped."
Mr. Harvey Mr. Dinwiddle, you do
not mean by smaller members of the
family those under twenty-one years
Mr. Dinwiddle I do.
Mr. Harvey You know that It Is
against the law to do that, do you not?
Mr. Dlnwlddle-I know that it Is
against the law, but the unfortunate
thing Is that the men In your trade do
not always observe the law. It has
been done here. They take orders from
their arents and they go In that way,
and I judge that Is not against the law.
At any rate, we hear occasionally of
a minor being sold liquor."
Mr. Harvey I never knew of a man
to accept a note from a parent through
a minor to tret Hnuor. rvrtniniv nn
employe In my establishment has ever
Dr. Walter Brooks, colored, pastor
or ine ivuicivcnui siresc Baptist Church,
"A number of years ago there was a
part cf our cltv called Hell's Bottom
liecause of the deplorable state cf that
neighborhood and the vlleness of the
people who lived In It. and such was
the moral sense of the eole of this
community that a whole neighborhood
was cleaned out. But. somehow or
other, thfy have ot a wholesale liquor
plat o right at the corner of Rhode
Island avenue and Eleventh street, Hist
a half block from the old place, .almost
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Showers tonight or Saturday; sllnhtlv
cooler Saturday. " ousnuy
U. S. BUREAU,
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2 p. m SI I 2 p. m
Today High tide. 2:15 a. m. and 2:43 p
rn. T.ow tide. S:51 a. m. and 9:50 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 3.14 a. ni. and
3:10 p. ni. Low tide, 9:58 a. m. and 10:17
Run rises.,.,... 4:83 I Sun seta 7:14
His Home Robbed
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DR. GEORGE TULLEY VAUGHAN.
Dr. George Tully Vaughan
Sleeps Peacefully While
Dr. George Tully Vaughan, the sur
geon, reported to tho police of the Third
precinct today that his home, at 1718
I street northwest, had been entered
during the night and $625 In bills stolen.
When Dr. 'Vaughan got up this morn
ing he found his .clothing had been re
moved trom .his bed room and carried
downstairs A wallet containing the
tOBhien he had left In his clothing,
was found .pjruthe floor of the parlpr,
with the monar-TOtsElng.
Investigation showed, the ''ouso had
been enteredby forcing one,f the win
dows on the first floor. The thief evi
dently left by the front door, as it was
ajar. The money was 'the only thing
taken. Silverware and other articles
of value In the rooms on the first floor
were not disturbed. The money con
sisted of two J100 bills. Ave J50 bills, and
the remainder In 3 and $20 bills.
Lieutenant Hartley assigned Detective
Grant, of Headquarters, to work with
the men of the Third precinct on the
Report was made to the police of the
Sixth precinct this morning by Jacob
M. Blxle'y of the theft of $26 In money
and a book showing $600 deposits In
the Eutaw Savings Bank of Baltimore
from his room at 343 Pennsylvania ave
Samuel E. Mackey, of 316 Ninth street
northeast, was arrested by Detectives
Pratt and Howlett this afternoon,
charged with the larceny of four valu
able books from Mrs. A. S. Crass. The
books, according to Mrs. Crass, are
worth $100 apiece, and dealt with French
and German art subjects.
Mackey, wjio Is an agent for a life
insurance company, was a roomer at
Mrs. Crass' house, and, according to iris
statements to the detective, has been
out of work. "I could get no work and
Was out of money," he gave as a reason
for the theft.
Mrs. Crass reported to the police that
the books were missing, and stated at
the time that she suspected Mackey.
The books were found In a second-hand
book dealer's Btore. They had been sold
A charge of petty larceny was placed
POLICE CENSUS OF
DISTRICT SHOWS GAIN
Figures, Just Out, Reveal Increase
Of 7,840 Since Last
The total population of the District of
Columbia Is 350,843, according to the re
cent police census, the figures for which
were completed today. The figures show
an Increase of 7,840 In the population
since 1909, when the last police census
was taken. The population then was
The total white population is 254,231,
while the colbred population Is 96,612.
In 1900 the white population was 254 S61.
and the colored, 97.142. This In an In
crease of 8,370 In the white population,
and a decrease of 530 In the colored.
The average total Increase each year
during the period was 2.613.
The figures are tabulated according to
precincts. Five precincts show an in
crease in population, while six showed
a decrease. ,
The census, according to precincts,
Precinct. White. Colored. Total.
First 8,169 739 8.S98
Second 24.505 13.649 38,054
Third 18.508 13.131 31699
Fourth 18.636 12,922 31559
Fifth 29.224 7.5S2 36 806
81xth 16,016 4.522 20 53S
8eventh 19.171 5,396 24,567
Eighth 25,040 18.190 43.230
Ninth 38,582 9,532 4!U14
Tenth 46.480 6.465 62.945
Eleevnth 9,910 4,624 14,434
Total 254,231 86,613 350,843
OF T OS GEO
Paper Company Storeroom
Damaged to Amount
DOORS KEEP FIRE
Water, Flooding Floors, Does More
Harm Than the
Damage which may go over
$100,000 wbb done by Are and water
thla morning to the wholesale ware
house and salesrooms of the R. P.
Andrews Paper Company, 625-629
Louisiana a. uue northwest The
principal damage was by water, the
several buildings occupied by the
concern being literally flooded and
most of the stock ruined. Insurance
fully covers tho -loss.
The Are itself did not do more than
$25,000 damage. The blaze, however,
was on the top floor of the middle
building, and the water ran through
to the two adjoining structures.
The blaze was discovered ' shortly
before 10 o'clock by "Eddie" Tipton,
manager of the firm's baseball
team, who was working on the third
floor. Tipton made an Investigation,
and, finding a smouldering blaze in
a pile of large paper bags, he noti
fied William Walsh, another em
ploye. Walsh gave the alarm by
calling to tho clerks on the first
Has Narrow Escnne.
Walsh l&aad,jriptoS' grabbed.xtln-'
gulshers and the two men fmmht h
blazo until the smoke became so thlttf!
mat tney were obliged to go to the floor
Deiow. t,ven there the smoke was very
denseftind Tipton had a narrow escape
from being trapped in the burning build
ing. Walsh, learning that Tipton had
not reached the first floor, rushed back
upstairs and found Tipton, who he as
sisted to the street.
When the firemen arrived smoke was
pouring out of the rear windows of the
building, which extends back to D
When Chief Wagner reached the scene
he learned that the steel fire doors be
tween the several buildings had all been
closed, and that there was no danger
of the fire getting out of the middle
Fire Stubborn One.
The fire proved a most stubborn one
because of the great quantity of wax
paper bags, bales of flat paper, and colls
of rope and twine stored on the floor
where the flames originated.
The cause of the fire could not be
determined. It Is believer, however,
that the fire started near the motor.
Fire Marshal Nicholson and Deputy
inarsnai cjcid said that the exact
amount of damage could not be deter
mined until the company's books had
Members of the Arm said they thought
the loss would run considerably over
HELP THE CIVIL SERVICE
Civil service employes in Washington
should give prompt and substantial indorse
ment to the plan of sending a strong com
mittee to the two national conventions to
urge platform declarations of attitude to
ward the service.
Appeal has been made to Washington
to contribute $1,000 to the fund of $10,000
for this purpose. There has been promising
response, despite that organization for press
ing the matter is only being formulated.
The Washington Times feels strongly
that this project promises more results than
any yet put forward. Last year the business
community of this city raised about $30,000,
to prosecute work for the betterment of civil
service conditions. The committee of one
hundred made former Senator Charles Dick
director general of its actiyities.
Candor compels the observation that
there has been small evidence of results from
this fund. The pendency and status of the
demoralizing five-year civil service tenure
measure do not testify to striking efficiency
in the interest of the Government workers.
The Times subscribed $1,000 to this
fund, and has declined to pay the last two
Little Group of Disappoint
ed Insiders Willing to
Only Extreme Tories Are Shouting
"Anything To Beat
By JDDS0N C. WELLIVER.
Practically deserted by the great
majority of conservative politicians,
who are now taking to the tall tim
ber and getting ready to fall in line
for Roosevelt and ro-electlon, a lit
tle group of the Taft insiders are
nervously awaiting the outcome of
the New Jersey primary, to deter
mine whether they will continue tho
fight for control of the Chicago con
vention. Among the Senators, Congressmen,
and other political figures that have
represented tho backbone of opposi
tion to Roosevelt, the feeling is now
almost unanimous that it is not only
hopeless, but suicidal, to carry the
struggle to the national committee
and thence to the convention. But
there 1b yet left a little group that
embittered, disappointed, humiliated,
and vindictive, Is willing to wreck
the Republican party and split the
convention, If necessary, in order to
prevent Roosevelt being the leader
of a united Republican party.
President Is Bitter.
enough to carry .President T"jOft with It
Into desperate measures. Is' today the
blc-gcFt question that Is discussed In
The President Is exceedingly blttor,
hut he has llttlo stcmach for such a
flrtht as '.s beinjf urged on lilm by the
more extreme of hlti supporti-rs. They
Want to Htrong-arm their way to con
tioi at Chicago, unseat enough Roose
velt delegates to lve them a majority
and commandeer the nomination for Taft
or some other man anybody except
Rofistvilt. They have been counting on
their ability to domlrate the national
committee, and since the Ohio mi
marv the have had some rude awaken
ings to realization that the2commljtee
in not icidv to l'o to such extremes.
An alleged poll of the committee three
wtekx ago showed, according to Taft
adxiccs, that a majority could be com
manded for the dirty work of unseating
Koosvvclt delegates. The Washington
g'ate contest was aet up. under direc
tions fioni Washington, at a time whn
It was still hoped 'hut Minnesota could
be divided, the bulk of Ohio carried,
aiid New Jersey dragooned Into some
thing like an even break. Then, ac
cordlnK to tho program, the Taft dele
gations In Indiana, Michigan. Kri
tucl.y, ar.d Washington were to he
seated without and tef'Tnra to merits,
and the convention was to be turned out
to the task of nominating Taft.
Things did not go right in the States
on which this program depended; but
the McKlnley element has found It
difficult to give up Its general purpose
of grabbing th conventl6n by what-
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NOW 0 S
0R0ZC0 IS WOUNDED;
CUBANS BURN TOWNS;
FEAR REVOLT IN HAITI
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UHni. GEN. TASKER H. BLISS,
Who is expected to command American
troops in case of intervention in
ARMY HELD REM
TO CUBA AID HAITI
Brig. Gen. Bliss Will Com
mand Troops If Interven
tion Is Necessary.
Despite the fact that President Go
mez of Cuba today notified . this Gov
ernment that ho expects to crush the
rebellion in his republic within ten days,
the State Department admitted that it
fears his force of 2,000 men in the war
zone Is insufficient to check the rebels.
8o alarmed are the State Department
officials that the War and Navy De
partments have been Instructed to be
ready to rush an expeditionary armyAo(
6,000 to the scene of the trouble on five
hours' notice. It was asserted that the
force of 750 marines are not enougb.
Should the order be issued to rush
troops to the Island, Brig. Gen. Tasker
11. Bliss will be sent as commanding
officer. He Is at present acting as commander-general
of the Department of
the East, stationed at Governor's
Island, New York.
This Is the third time .that American
troops have been needed In Cuba, and
the belief Is general that occupation
this time means Intervention, and that
Intervention will mean annexation.
i For the first time since the outbreak
Feveral days ago, the real cause for the
trouble became known at the State De
partment today. The colored people of
Cuba claim that the express purposes
of their movement are to obtain the
abrogation o: the Morua law which for
bids the organization of negroes Into
a political party.
assessments, on the ground that it wanted
to know more about the work and its prom
ise. Believing, on the other hand, that a
political fight is practical and worthy of
support, The Times has today sent $100 to
Dr. Llewellyn Jordan, to help finance this
political move. It will charge this amount
against its subscription to the- committee of
one hundred work; and unless there is con
vincing evidence that the operations of Sena
tor Dick will be more effective hereafter, it
advises other subscribers to ma,ke similar
diversions, at least of enough to assure that
Washington's "part in the national fund for
political effort shall be raised.
The civil service people ought to take
keen and prompt action. It is strictly their
own affair. Contributions of $1 to $5 ought
very soon to make up the total that is re
quired. Prompt action is necessary in order that
the committee may complete its plans for
the campaign, with certainty of necessary
resources. Contributions may be sent to Dr.
Llewellyn Jordan, or to The Washington
Times to be turned over to Dr. Jordan.
ARMY IK FULL
More Than a Thousand Slain
In Battle of
Two rebellions at the doors of
the United States, each at an acute
stage, with desperate fighting and
heavy loss of life in both Cuba and
Mexico, the offices of the War De
partment took on the appearance of
actual war times today.
While a transport bearing more
than a thousand marines sailed for
Cuba to protect Americans there,
troops in forts In the West are being
held in readiness for instant service
on the Mexican border.
In the hardest battle since the
overthrow of Diaz by President Ma
dero the rebel general, Orozco," last
night and early this morning sus
tained a terrible defeat, his forces be
ing practically cut to pieces by the
federals dinder General Huerta.
Orozco was 'wounded; Several of
his lieutens were left dead on
the field with nearly .a thousand foot
soldiers. The remnant of the rebel
troops, carrying their wounded com
mander, are fleeing for the hills a few
miles from Rellano, where the battle
Huerta says the defeat of Orozco,
the second within a week, mai ks the
end of the Mexican rebellion. The
revolutionary leaders at Juarez, how
ever, declare he can recruit his army
within a week.
In Cuba, the negro revolutionaries
gained a strong foothold in Santiago.
In the outlying sections hordes of
rebels are attacking towns, burning
villages, destroying crops, killing
men, women, and children right and
Foreigners are in imminent dan
ger. The blacks are led by General
Estenoz, who has a strong following
among the ignorant radicals.
President Gomez has practically
admitted that he is unable to cope
with the situation. Hundreds of Am
ericans have privately appealed to
the authorities of this country, to
Further cause for alarm is given
in the reports from the Island of
Haiti that the black population there
is preparing to Join the Cuban rebelB.
The situation 1b serious. The belief
Is general that before the trouble is
over, Cuba will have been annexed
by the United States.
The War Department is ready to
send over 5,000 troops to Cuba. If
this action is necessary, as now ap
pears very probable, Brig. Gen.
Tasker H. Bliss will be in command.
Alarm Is Felt for
Americans In Cuba; ,
Call for Volunteers
HAVANA. May 24. The revolt of the
blacks today reached an acute stage,
the Insurrection continues to spread,
having a strong foothold In Santiago
during the last twenty-four hours. For
eign lives and property are In danger.
The rebels are attacking Isolated towns
and pillaging and burning plantations.
The government today Issued reassur
ing statements, but fresh alarm was
caused when President Gomez called
upon the citizens to volunteer In Orients
province, where the blacks are led by
General Estenoz, the lnsurrecto commander-in-chief.
The defenses of Havana have been
crippled by the withdrawal of troops
to crush the rebels and the residents
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Who was wounded in Mexican batUe
OROZCO IS UNABLE
OF FEDERAL ARMY
Gen. Huerta's Cavalry - Is
Hanging on Flanks of Dis
organized Rebel Horde.
EL PASO, Tex., May 21. Leaving
nearly 600 dead In the suburbs of Rel
lano, the rebel army under General Oroz
co Is retreating to the northward, ac
cording to advices received today by
E. C. Llorento, American consul here.
Following two crushing defeats within
one week, one at Conejos and the other
yesterday at Rellano, the rebel chieftain
Is having a difficult time keeping his
troops together long enough to organ
ize further resistance to the advancing
General Orozco was badly wounded.
On the federal side Major Luis Sanchez
was among the slain.
Reports have been received from sev
eral points of firing over the American
border. It Is feared more serious trou
ble may follow. Several are reported
to have been hurt.
The Mexican consul today declared
that prUate advices he has received
show that the federal victory at Rellano
was a sweeping oha and that General
Huerta Is following the fleeing rebels and
harassing them with ajl the cavalry
under his command.
Even the rebels at Juarez do not at
tempt to conceal the fact that Orozco's
troops were routed. They excuse the
defeat, however, on the same grounds
they excused the rebel reverses at
Conejos that the federal artillery was
too powerful, making It Impossible for
Orozco's men to get close enough to
make their numbers count.
Although the flrst clash at Rellano
began Wednesday afternoon, lasting
until dark, the real battle did not start
until 4 o'clock Thursday morning. It
lasted practically all day, and waa
ended only when Orozco ordered the re
tirement northward of his main body.
It was still dark Thursday when
Huerta, the federal general, ordered
his artillery to open tire on the rebel
position in the suburbs of Rellano. Be
fore day broke the federal front was a
blazo of Are, Huerta's entire force be
ing engaged. The federal artillery Are
was particularly deadly, forcing Oroz
co's gunners to run to cover, abandon
ing their guns. This at once Increased
the disadvantage of the rebels, while
It enabled the federal riflemen to get
in close and pour in a galling rjfle fire.
Several times Huerta ordered his la
fantrymen to charge, but each time
Orozco's force succeeded In driving tho
enemy back. Huerta also attempted to
turn the eastern rebel flank, but Orozco
massed riflemen at that point and re
pulsed the attempt.
Toward nightfall Orozco, realizing tha
uselessness of further attempts to de
fend Rellano against the Federal artil
lery and fearing further decimation of
his army, ordered a retreat and his
forces withdrew in good order.
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Hearing before the Public Buildings
and Grounds' Committee on District
Property owners object to bill for ex
tension of Fourteenth street and
Alaska avenue northwest.
Consideration of eight-hour bill Is re
sumed by the 8enate.
The House met at 11 o'clock.
An urgent deficiency appropriation bill
Congressman Fitzgerald charged mem
bers of the House with petty grafting
In sending personal telegrams aB offi
The District Committee held no meet
Ing because of the lack of a quorum.
Tte...Int,er,tate Commerce Committer
held a hearing on the Cary bill to pre
vent the mailing of telegrams by tha