FULL FXNAXCIAIi REPORTS
New Tcrk Market Ctoalaa; Prices.
Generally Fair To
night and Sunday.
tftJMBER 7460. Vesterday'si Circulation, 49,600 , WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 25,. 1912.
PRICE ONE CENT.
SENATE EXPECTED .
TO END SESSION BY
Little Hope for Action on Important Dis
trict Measures in Remaining Days
Owing to House Delay
VOTE IN LORIMER CASE
AND PANAMA BILL AHEAD
Practically all hope ot further Important District legislation at thlB
tension of Congress haB been abandoned at the Senate end of the Capitol.
The conferees on the District appropriation bill will meet the com
ing week and will reach an agreemont In a reasonable time. This bill
Will be passed, but other Important District matters will go over.
This view was expressed by Senator Galllnger today. He Bald the
Senate District Committee would do little more this Bession. It will dis
pose of certain street bills before It and give a hearing on the osteo
But in view of the fact the Senate has Bent over forty District meas
ures to the House, and the House hafi shown no disposition to do any
thing, Senator Qallinger says it 1b useless for the Senate to keep on pass
Important Bills Held Up.
"I regret that some of these import
, ant matters are not being- taken up by
. the House and disposed of," said Sena
I tor Qallinger. "I should have liked to
I see a public utility bill passed by the
. House and a universal transfer bill,
1 along with others of Importance, sent
i to conference and there worked out."
The Senate District Committee, how
ever, feels that the House District Com
j mlttee does not intend to do anything
I more for the District this session. That
there Is big politics Involved In the
I failure of the House committee to t&ku
I up some of the important matters be
. fore It Is being gossiped about lhe Capl
'tol. Early adjournment talk was In the
air today and stands In tho way of
legislation for the District.
The plan to bring the session to a
close June 15, is being worked on. It
wlll"h a. remarkable achievement, in
view of the tremendous congestion off
business in tno senate, 11 tne session i
brought to a close before the .cc-nven-i
tlons. Senators generally, however,
want to do It, and the House leaUers
ate insisting on It.
Work Still Ahead.
The program, which is being dis
cussed today in the Senate between
now and June 16, includes votes on the
tariff bills, a vote on Lorlmer, a vote
on the Panama Canal bills, and votes
on the appropriation bills. Should the
program go through it would mean the
passage of the Democratic tariff bills in
the assurance they would be vetoed by
the President. ...... v. u j
Senator Qallinger said today he had
reason to hope for adjournment June
IE. He said that If tho Senate held
sessions beginning at 11 in the morn
ing and night sessions, adjournment
could be reached by that dato in spite
of the amount of business to be done.
He expressed the belief that a vote
would undoubtedly be taken on the
Lorlmer case. As for tho Panama
canal legislation, ne aeems ii puu
able that the Senate will vote for free
tblls for American ships.
TWO MORE BANKS
WILL BE STARTED
Seventh Street To Have Financial
Establishment North of Mas
A new savings bank and a new branch
of an established institution will be
opened on Seventh street within a few
weeks. A name for the savings bank,
to be located at Seventh and N streets
northwest, has not been agreed upon.
The branch bank will be of the Con
tinental Trust Company at Rhode Is
land avenue and Seventh street north
west. A lease for a long term of years has
beSsn taken on the Goldenberg building
on the northwest corner of the streets
TTHtmd! renalrs have been undertaken.
nri ns noon as comnleted and fixtures
Installed, stationery obtained, etc.. tho
branch institution will be opened under
the management oi nurry a. nj,
fnrmrrlv manaecr of the Central Market
Branch of the International Banking
Corporation. . .......
It is reported that Messrs. H. Kauff
man, Isadora Fruend, J. O. Waring. M.
Flugge, S. It. Waters, and other busi
ness men near Seventh and' N streets,
have about decided to organize a sav
ings bank to be located on the north
west corner of Seventh and N streets
The capital of the bank, It Is said,,
will be (50.000. The promoters are en
thusiastic, and believe the venture will
be a success. Seventh street is one of
the best business streets In the city,
catering to a trade all It own. Down
town, or south of Massachusetts ave
nue, there are plenty of banks, but the
field north of Massachusetts avenue
has not been Invaded.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Generally fair tonight and 8unday;
lightly cooler tonight.
TI. 8. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m TO 8 a. m.
9 a. m 72 9 a. m
10 a. m 75 10 a. m. (In sun).
11 a m 74 11 a. m. (In sun).
13 noon 74 12 noon (in sun).,
1 p. m 74 1 p. m. (In sun).
t p. m 74 2 p. m. (In sun)
Today-High tide. 3 14 a. m.(
n. ra.i or tide, 9. JS a. m.,
President Dodge Declares
Commissioner Not Capable
of Prawing, Up Bill.
"The" Commissioner Of Patents hai
not had the practical eoxperlence to en
able him to draw a bill revising the
patent laws," said President W. C.
Dodge, of the Patent Law Association
of Washington, before the Patents
Committee of the House today. At
torney Dodge headed a delegation rep
resenting the patent association which
appeared In opposition to the Oldfleld
bill to amend the patent laws.
Mr. Dodge said he understood the
Oldfleld bill had been drawn by Com
missioner Moore, of the Patents Office.
He had just launched into an account
of why the commissioner was "too
inexperienced" to draft such a measure
when he was interrupted by Chairman
"That Is outside the issue," said the
chairman. "I am willing to assumo
full responsibility for the bill."
Mr. Dodge said the present Commis
sioner of Patents had been an assist
ant examiner for twenty years, then
a law clerk and Anally commission
er. He lacked the practical xpcrlence.
the witness insisted, to draft a patents
Mr. Dodge vigorously opposed to
day that section of the Oldfleld bill
which would require that a patented
invention must be actually marketed
and sold within four years after the
issuance of the patent. It requited
years, the patent attorney declared, to
get some Inventions on the market
and the four-year limit would work
great injury to Inventors.
RED CROSS SOCIETY
TO RAISE $10,000
This Amount Needed To Pay
Deficit In Cost Of Recent
The nnllh international Red Cross
conference was colducted at an expense
of JSO.OOi). Congress appropriated $20,000
of this sum and tho Red Cross society,
unless it can find a way to replenish its
treasjry, must stand the remainder.
Included in the expenses is an item
of S1.36tt for the use of thn Pan-Ameri
can building. Of this total $500 was for
rent and the rest of It for expenses, in
cluding J180 for bunting, which remains
In possession of tho Pan-American
The mine rescue car, in charge of
Dr. M. J. Shields, which was one of the
unique exhibits of the conference, was
started from Baltimore this morning,
after being repaired, on a trip that will
take It as far north as Philadelphia, and
as far west as East St. Louis.
In moving the car over portable rails
from the yards to the conference site,
tho ear was damaged.
The building erected on the Monument
Grounds at a cost of $10,000, may be used
in September by the International Con
gress on Hygiene and Demography.
Falls Thirty Feet
Into an Excavation
While walking a plank over the exca
vation tor the new city postofflce, Mas
sachusetts avenue and North Capitol
street, this morning. Charles Martin
son, a laborer, of 2216 G street north
west, lost his balance and fell about
He was picked up In an unconscious
condition and taken to tho Casualty
Hospital, where It was found he was
suffering from concussion of the brain.
Later he regained connelnunm. The
( doctors say he will recover.
$i.oo Bluemont and Return, Sunday,
May Mth. Southern Railway. Trains
Lv Washington 8.65 a m. (Ltd.) and
;15 a- m. (LocaJ).-Advt.
Battleship to Mobilize With Gunboats at Key West
WHATWASSAID Vjj RIVAL FORCES
ABOUT SALE OF tSjZt ISSUE CLAIMS
LiQUORTOMINORS II WIDELY APART
Testimony From Both Sides
on Important Feature of
One of the changes from the pres
ent excise law proposed In the
Jones-WorkB bill is tho absolute pro
hibition of the sale or gift of liquor
to a minor under any circumstances
by anyone. The present law makes
It a penalty to "knowingly" sell
liquor to a minor, but the authorities
have found it almost impossible to
convict anyone of violation of the
law becauso'of the Inability to prove
knowledge upon tho part of the bar
tender soiling? the liquor, and also
because of the practice of minors
going into saloons and representing
themselves ns agents for othera.
Considerable testimony during the
Senate hearings upon the bill was
Introduced upon this subject. It was
pretty clearly established that a
great number of minors of both
sexes obtain liquor at present in
Washington, but the liquor interests,
in rebuttal, Introduced ovidenco to
prove that if bo it was not with their
knowledge and also against their
wishes in the matter.
Judge Kimball's Testimony.
The first witness who spoke with
authority upon the evil of minors ob
taining liquor was Judge Ivory Kim
ball, for nineteen years the Polico
Court Judge of Washington, having
retired only two years ago. Judge
Kimball said, relative to this point:
Mr. Shoemaker Will you tell the
committee your observations, as pre
siding Judge, as to the effects of the
liquor traffic on the people of tho
District, especially aa to sales to
Judge Kimball This is a pretty
large subject. I found that there was
a great deal ot selling to minors, up
to a few years ago there wan no trou
ble about dealing with it In the Po
lice Court, because the act of March
3, 1893, provided two penalties. One
the Judges had always held to apply
to sales without reference to knowl
edge, the other which Increased the
penalty by .the forfeiture of the
license. Section 19 requires knowl
edge on the part of the seller. The
court of appeals held in a case that
went up from the Police Court to that
court that section 19 applied to both,
and that tho Government must prove
knowledge, and after that date there
was knowledge required on the part
of the saloon keeper. From that time
down, during my term as Judgo of
the Police Court, I do not remember
of a single case made In the Police
Court against a man for selling liquor
to minors, because It was found Im
possible to prove knowledge on the
part of the saloon keeper. So that
during the last years, of my term as
Judge of the Police Court I have no
recollection now of having tried a
case for sales to minors. Not that
there were not sales, because the po
lice were constantly picking up boys,
even girls, under the influence of
liquor, but there was the difficulty of
proving knowledge. The present law
needs to be changed very much In ro-
f;ard to the sales to minors, in my
Mr. Shoemaker Judge, what did you
observe ub to the effect of liquor on
other persons before you charges
Judge Kimball During the nineteen
years I was on the bench I had oo
caslon to trace a great many such
cases and. sec the constant deteriora
tion until nnajiy tne ena came. I
could tell you of scores of cases that
came under myobservatlon, whero
during the years that they were
being brought before the Police Court
they were going downhill until the
end came. They wero not only boys,
but girls, men, and women.
If I may be permitted to say so,
there Is great need to protect our
bos The object of the law with re
gard to the selling to minors Is not
(Continued on Seventh Pace.)
UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP. NEBRASKA.
REAR ADMIRAL OSTERHAUS.
Who Will Command Fleet
STRICKEN AT TABLE
Miss Nannie Page Victim of
Stricken by apoplexy during the first
course of a luncheon given at the home
of Congressman and Mrs. Edwin F.
Sweet. 1706 Sixteenth street northwest,
yesterday. Miss Nannie Page, of Pitts
burgh, who has spent several seasons
in Washington, was hurried to her
apartments in the Dupont, where she
died two hours later.
The company had befen seated at the
table for several minutes, and Just as
the servants were changing the plates
for the second course. Miss Page sud
denly Bwayed In her chair. She was
carried to a .couch, and Dr. Thomas A.
Claytor hastily summoned. The condi
tion of Miss Page continued to grow
more serious, and an ambulance was
called and, accompanied by medical t
tondants, she was taken to her apart
ments. The body was taken to Pittsburgh this
afternoon, where funeral ceremonies will
be held and where burial will be made
in the family plot.
Several of the twelve women that were
at the table suffered from the shock
of Miss Page's sudden Illness.
Couple Injured in
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Loving, of 3400
Seventeenth street Aorthwest, were
badly shaken up, but not seriously
injured In an automobile accident at
Sixteenth and K streets today.
The couple were driving south in
Sixteenth when at the corner of K.
the machine skldde. the rear of the
automobile crashing Into a brick
wagon. The tonncau was smashed
and Mrs. Loving was cut abjnit the
arm and shoulders. The couple was
taken to their home in an automobile
driven by Arthur Plant.
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Senator 3mith introduces bill for new
flro station at Oraut road and Con
Senator Lodge presides over Senate in
atner.ee of Vice President Sherman.
Eenntor Hitchcock Introduces resolu
tion for report from Internal Rovenue
Burciw showing capitalization. Income, I
eti. or concerns m steel, wool, cotton,
antl suptr Industries.
Senate practically through passing Dis
trict legislation this session.
Karlv adjournmjnt talk In the air to
day. Senator Bacon wants Investigation into
question of legislation In retard to
House met at 11 o'clock.
A resolution was passed asking De
partment of Justice for Information
regarding certain charges against
District Attorney Lyons, of Western
Debate on naval bill resumed.
Patents Committee continued Its hear
ings on Oldfleld bill.
At a special session tomorrow, Sun
day, the House will eulogize the
late Congressman Latta, of Nebraska,
Taft Managers Concede
Only 443 Delegates to
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
With three Presidential candidates
still scurrying up and down the New
Jorsey landscape and appealing for
support, the Roosevelt and Taft com
mittees again today Issued their
widely differing claims of delegate
The Taft .bureau, .without making
a positive' claim about Qhlo, alleged
that It, cajp c0vuC6fJ7 delegates ior
flrft ballot, or'- twenly-elgnt more
than enough to nominate.
The Roosevelt bureau, claiming
forty for Roosevelt and conceding
eight to Taft in Ohio, counts up 493
for tho colonel, putting him within
forty-six of the nomination.
The Taft arithmeticians concede
365 to Roosevelt, and as this docs
not include his thirty-eight or forty
that ho 1b certain to get in Ohio, it
means that he is really conceded 403
to 405 delegates at this time.
Taft Concedes 443.
Roosevelt will yet get 10 delegates
in South Dakota, 8 in Arizona, and at
least 24 In New Jersey; total, 40.
These 40, added to the 403 which are
really conceded to him, make the
Taft concession to Roosevelt at least
In making this flgure, the Taft
-forces count for themselves the entire
body of contested delegates. They
claim every contested vote, for In
stance, in Indiana, Washington, Mich
igan, Missouri and Kentucky. It is
certain, from expressions of leading
members of the national committee,
that most of these will be seated.
Again, the solid South Carolina dele
gation of 18 is listed for Taft. So Is
the Mississippi delegation of. 10. They
are both for Roosevelt. Four votes
are claimed for Taft In North Caro
lina, though he will not get one.
The Statement Analyzed.
In fine, the Taft statement, analyzed
Hn the light of very little of the political
information that is afloat in wasmng
ton, and that is well known In Taft
headquarters but carefully suppressed
is a demonstration of the correctness
of the Roosevelt claim that the former
President will be named on first ballot.
In order to Bhow Taft's nomination, his
mathematicians have set down for him
every contested vote, and the entire col
umn of unlnstructed votes, except in
New York. In fact. Roosevelt will get
at least twenty-four In New York, will
have four of the six in Delaware that
are claimed for Taft, and will secure
a large number of the Southern votes
now claimed solidly for Taft.
Taking the Taft itatement from an
other angle. It Is still more interesting.
U claims foY Taft 28 delegates In States
certain to go Democratic, or on Terri
tories that have no electoral votes. It
concedes to Roosevelt B delegates tn
that same group of States. It claims
for Taft 2S9 In States that can possibly
Tnmihiipn. and concedes to Roose
velt 303 In those bame States.
Mysterious Trip West.
The problem of what Congress is go
ing to do about the campaign ana uie
conventions was brought to the front
again today by the circulation of rumors
wTffurriinir the Durcose of Vice Presi
dent Sherman's rudden trip to Chicago,
Th vice President, following a confer
ence with some of the leading conserva
tive Senators, left yesterday afternoon
for the Windy City, leaving word that
he would be In that town about Ave
hours and return at once to JVushlng-
Why the unexpected trip? One story
is that he went on behalf of the con
servative leaders, to discuss the tem
porary chairmanship with Harry Now,
chairman of the committee en arrange
ments for the Republican convention.
The committee had determined upon
Senator Root for temporary chairman,
and It has been moro than intimated
that there would be opposition on behalf
of the Roosevelt forces, on the ground
(Continued on Pago Seventeen.)
BE SENT TO
Navy Department Issues Orders at Request
Of State Officials Greatest Mobiliza
tion Since Hudson Celebration.
PRESENCE OE VESSELS
EXPECTED TO AWE REBELS
The Navy Department today ordered the mobilization
at Key West of the largest gathering of American war ves
sels since the festival gathering at New York for the Hud
Under command of Rear Admiral Hugo H. Ostorhaus,
the third and fourth divisions of the Atlantic fleet, will
proceed to Key West.
The third division at Boston, comprises the battleships
Georgia, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
The fourth division, at Philadelphia, includes the Con
necticut, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio.
The hospital ship, Solace, will accompany the eight
war vessels ordered from the east coast to Key West. All
of the vessels of the third and fourth divisions are at New
port except the Nebraska.' Within a week they would
have been gathered at Annapolis. '
Alarm Is admitted at the prospect of anarchy in Cuba, and the dis
play, of force, at least, is regarded as necessary and is expected to lend
moral support to President Gomez's forces and to bring .'Within striking
distance of Cubaa force strong enough to undertake armed intervention:
tdSyj, Nebraska is on her way lo ..Hampton Hoads and may be reached
by wireless if directed to proceed at'once to Key West.
SPANIARDS JOIN REBELS.
Continued reports of brlgandago and
depredations reached the State Depart
ment today. Some Spaniards have Joined
the lnsurrectos and are using the in
surrection as a cloak for various kinds
of pillage and outlawry.
It is stated that some members of the
Gomez party are aiding tho insurrection
for the purpose of causing him embar
rassment. Railroads are being torn up, telegraph
lines- cut, and communication paralyzed.
In addition, It Is expected that traffic in
the island will be further tied up tonight
by a strike of stevedores at Havana.
This trouble began two weeks ago and
ended in a two weeks' truce, which ex
A stevedores' strike would interfere
with imports so seriously as to menace
the stability of Cuban finances. Presi
dent Gomex may be faced with financial
trouble as wen as a revoii.
Cuban forces at Banes and Nipo bay
are reported to be insufficient to pro
tect American property and the Cuban
government has no more troops to send
The most serious traffic disturbance of
the last twenty-four hours has been the
destruction of a part of tho Guantan
amo and Western, an American-owned
Plotters Against Life
Of Cuban President Are
Under Arrest in Havana
HAVANA, May K.-Jn connection
with the negro uprising, the authorities
are said to have discovered a conspir
acy to kill President Gomez. They will
make no statements In reference to this,
but It is known that several secret ar
rests have been made in Havana. All
the prisoners are held Incommunicado.
Residents of this city were terror
stricken early today, when firing was
heard at Casa Blanco, near Cabanas
Fortress, on the north shore of Ha
vana bay. Troops were Immediately
dispatched to that point. The fact that
the defenses ot the city had been weak
ened by the withdrawal of troops for
the eastern provinces added to the
fears for the outlying districts.
The military guards maintained at
the presidential palace was tripled to
day. During the night the guard made
extensive preparations to resist an at
tack on the city, but the officials today
maintained there was no danger here.
Though all news from the provinces
is censored, enough goes through to
show there is a condition of anarchy in
the eastern end of the island. In
Orlente province the rebellious negroes
are perpetrating horrible atrocities upon
women and children.
That the rebels under General Estenox
have an able commander Is shown by
the fact that they have begun de
stroying the railroads. This will delay
the arrival of troops at the affected
points and give the lnsurrectos an op
portunity to escape after committing
A repetition of the guerrilla warfare
maintained against Spain for many
years Is expected. The rebels are also
cutting wires everywhere, and today
Havana was unable to communicate
with the United States naval station at
Foreigner all over the Island are
panic-stricken, and all who can do so
are seeking refuge In the cities.
Large numbers of Haitian and Do
minican negroes are reported to have
iolned the Cuban blacks during the
last thirty. six hours. Large quantities
of arms have been shipped from
The rebels are leaving scenes of de
vastation In their wake as they pass
back and forth In their raids. They
pillage, burn, and kill. All the uncut
sugar cane in Santa Clara and Orlente
has been burned.
The labor situation Increased the gov
ernment's troubles. 8tevcdorea in
Orlente province are on strike and re
fuse to yield. President Gomez was
defied when he ordered the firemen's
union to call off the strike in this city.
The Government today issued a state
ment saying that the shots fired at
Cabana fortress last night were acci
dental discharges of a sentinel's mus
ket. It is generally believed, however,
that the shots were really fired when
negroes failed In a surprise attack on
Rurales In Santa Clara province had a
brush with a negro band under "Gen
eral" Pacheco. The blacks were dis
persed and five killed.
The Marine Firemen's Union declares
It will bottle up thjs city with a general
By the Senate on
The Cuban question came up In the
Senate this afternoon when Senator
Bacop Introduced a resolution author
izing the Committee on Cuban Rela
tions to Investigate and report to
the Senate what legislation Is neces
sary with reference to the exercise
by this Government of the right to
intervene In Cuba under the Piatt
Senaotr Bacon said the resolution
was not prompted bv the present sit
uation in Cuba. He felt, however,
that there should be legislation on
the subject. He denied that It had
reference to any Intention to inter
vene at present.
"The present conditions, however, em
phasize the fact we never legislated on
this subject as we should nave dono
ten years ago," Bald Senator Bacon.
Senator Bacon had the Piatt amend
ment read and then In a speech empha
sized the fact that there should be
legislation which would clothe someone
with the right to determine when inter
vention was necessary. He pointed out
that in the pant the President had ex
ercised this right In the abbence of law.
Senator Bacon said there was no ques
tion of the right of thin country to In
tervene, but the machinery for deter
mining when and under what circum
stances to do it and how Intervention
should be exercised was lacking.
Senator Bacon Insisted when lnterven
tlo ndld take place It should be under
the authority of law and not without
authority. Ho held that somo official
should be clothed with adequate power
In this matter.
Senator Smoot was at first disposed to
object, but finally concluded not to do
so The resolution was then adopted.
Senator Page of Vermont Is chairman
of the Commlttoe on Cuban Relations.
MOBILE POLICE GET
L. Holberg, Accused Of Part
In $200,000 Theft, Denies
MOBILE. Ala., May S5.-Pollce here
today arrested a man who gave his
name as O. L. Holbenr. forty veara
J'JSv" a.harse f complicity In the
w,v iuuucij oi me xsew Orleans
and Northeastern train nar iiAtties.
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