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Yesterday's Circulation, 48,6o8
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1013.
PKIOE ONE CENT.
LAWS IN "WET"
Generally as Strict or More
Strict Than Jones
t Works BUI.
Sale to Misers, Hoars of Sale and
Grevlcr Trade arc Widely
Compared with lavs of States that
Hecase the liquor trafllc. are the
yroTixioas of the Jones-Works bill
oppressive and unfair to the liquor
traSc of Washington?
Istesded solely and wholly aa a
reszlatiTe measure, in nowise ap
yraacMng prohibition, does it pre
scribe coaAitions that will make it
saere than it purports to be and 1m-
cpoa the liquor traffic burdens
exacting than it is reasonable
te ispece upon them? The best way
to ascertain the facts is to recite the
liquor law of States which make no
pretense at prohibition, yet which
hare passed regulatory meaiures
troia time to time and proved them
States Vary as to Methods.
Of coerce, each State varies In many
Tmrpecta. as. for example, in the pro
rtsionM to what power shall grant
licenses: some vest It In the county
beard el commissioners, others In the
local courts, still others have general
Cqnor laws, subject to minor varla
ihwis. If the city authorities agree. .
Cyoa thin point no satisfactory com
Carlson can be made, but It can be
stated that there 1 a constantly grow
Sag sentiment throughout the nation,
refiected In liquor legislation from year
to tcat. supporting the most rigid re.
trietfara and regulation of the traffic,
and whatever the department of gov.
eminent that Is given the right to
:ssse licenses. Its ordering has been
toward a closer scrutiny of applicants,
and In almost every Instance it is also
Tested wlUj the power (often made
ssuuodatory to revoke licenses for viola
tions nf law. or whenever in Its discre
tion the public weal demanded the
elimination nf a saloon.
Fixing of Regulations.
Along the general lines of regulations
such as selling to minors, the hours
during which liquor may be sold, the
limitation of saloons as to number of
zones, the "growler" trade, and the
Standard of conduct that a saloon must
etsi.it. ther Is little discretion left to
local HrnMng authorities or those
whoe duty it is to enforce the laws.
Stat Legislatures have generally In the
past few years lxed these regulations
subject to no change or local Interpre
Ftrtct prohibition against the sale of
Kaor to minors prevails In every State
that makes a pretenr of regulating the
traffic The 1I of this practice Is
generally admitted, and In many States
th liquor dealers themselves have been
as argent In securing rigid laws upon
this subject as have the temperance
folk This Is illustrated by the experi
ence of Indiana, where the liquor fight
has raged for rears and still Is a bona
For many rears the sale of liquor to
mlaors was a rcandal. but no convlc
uoaa could be obtained because the
dealer could always prove bis Ignorance
e? the age of the minor, and In Justice
to the saloon traffic it must be ad
mitted that minors In every community
did Impose upon the saloonkeepers and
obtain liquor by misrepresenting their
Dealers Correct Law.
In order to correct this the liquor
defers' association at the last legis
lator had Inserted upon their own in
ctlatlve a provision which made It a
-ieUrlra of the law to sell liquor to a
minor uty!r any condition But as a
twtn proposition and protection to the
saloon keeper It was made a violation
of th law for a minor to even be In a
taloa er pool room This enables every
saloon keeper convicted of selling liquor
to a miner to file an affidavit against
the prosecuting witnesses and have
them fined The result has been a no-
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IS PLACED AGIST
HENRY t A. PAGE
Proceedings Instituted on
Affidavits of Two Alienists
Who Were in Court.
Insanity proceedings were instituted
In the District Supreme Court this aft
ernoon against Henry W. A. Page, tho
New York linen merchant, who was
convicted of libeling- the House Judi
ciary Committee, and sentenced to Ave
years imprisonment, nna nned Ji.ooo,
and then placed on probation.
Affidavits of Dr. D. Percy Hlckling
and Dr. George H. Bchwlnn were used
as the basts for tho complaint tiled
against Page in the lunacy action. Tho
two alienists were in court yesterday
when the defendant testified in a spec
Page was sentenced this mornlnsr by
Justice Barnard, but the Government
prosecutors were dissatisfied with tne
decision of the court, believing that
tho linen merchant should be re
strained. Falling to Induce the court
to revoke the parole, United States
Attorney's office Instituted charges
"Spend your time in attending to
yo.sr buslnes instead of attempting to
run the world, and vou will te able to
keep out of trouble." admonished Jus
The defendant MU'ilifU-d his promise
at first, saying he would ay no moro
harsh things "so far as they were i'on
cerneil," meaning the l.iembciB of Con
gress, whom he calltd "ciooks" und
"pcrjuruix," but United States Attor
nov Clarcico R Wilson insisted on an
unqualified promise He finally agreed,
doclarlir; he had nothing further to
It was pointed out by counsel for
Page thut his client had built up a
large business In New York, and wits
not doubt arently dUtussfi,! over hla
domestic troubles, his wife having ob
ta'ned n divorce rom Mm. He urged a
light sentence or nrobatlon.
BILL WOULD PROHIBIT
SHIPMENT OF FILMS
Congressman Roddenbery Directs
Blow At Coming Prize
A bill to prohibit the transmission in
interstate commerce of any picture or
film of a prizefight was Introduced In
the Mouse today by Congressman Rod
denbery of Georgia. Mr. Roddenbery
wgs moved to the introduction of the
measure by the approaching Johnson
Flynn fistic battle.
The bill provides that It shall be un
lawful "to send by mall, railway, ex
pess. waret service or In any other man.
ner from any State or Territory to an
other State or Territory, or the District
of Columbia, or to bring Into this coun
try from any foreign country, any film
or other pictorial representation of any
prizefight or encounter of pugilists un
oer whatever name, or any record or ac
count of betting on same."
Punishment not exceeding one year in
prison or a fine not exceeding $1,000 Is
provided for violations of the proposed
'Memorial Services at the Cemeteries'
Arlington National Cemetery G. A. R. reterans to assemble at 0. A.
R. Hall at 0:80 a. m., reach the "Tomb of the Unknown" at noon,
and then march to the amphitheater.
National Cemetery, United States Soldiers' Home Parade will form at
Scott building, at 0:80 a. m.
Congressional Cemetery Reveille and assembly will be sonnded at 10
Battle Ground National Cemetery, Brightwood Assembly will be
sounded at 2:15 p. m.
Glenwood, Prospect Hill, and St. Mary's Cemeteries Assembly will be
sonnded at 10:80 a. m.
Harmony Cemetery Assembly will bo called to order at noon.
Holy Rood and Oak Hill Cemeteries Sons of Ycterans will decorate
Mt Olhet Cemetery Assembly will be sounded at 0:80 a. m.
St. Elizabeth's Cemetery Graves will be decorated at 10 a. m.
Following scenes of the wildest excitement, the antl-Costello forces
of the District Democracy bolted the 'convention at the New Masonic
Temple this afternoon at-1:16 o'clock, a few minutes after the conven
tion had been called to order. The bolters ,who included the followers
of Edwin A. Newman, District national committeeman, and thoBo' of
Charles Darr, went to the Odd Fellows Temple, on Seventh street, and
proceeded to hold a convention of their own. Two sets of delegates,
claiming to represent the District, will go to the Baltimore convention.
WAIT FOR KELLEY.
For more than two hours the delegates
waited outside the New Masonlo Temple
for J. Fred Kelley, chairman of the
central committee to call the convention
to order. Until 12.30 Kelley was not
present, and llnally a delegation headed
by Walter Costello,. went to his office
in the Ouray Building and persuaded
him to come to the scene. But after he
had arrived at the building Kelley would
not go Inside and call the meeting to
Finally William McK. Clayton, secre
tary of the central committee, and like
Kelley, a Newman adherent, ascended
the platform and read, a list of reasons
why the convention could not he legally
called. Whereupon Walter Costello, vice
chalrmt-n of the central committee, for
mally declared the convention opened.
The excitement then began.
Mr. Costello called for nominations
for temporary chairman and recog
nized Roberf E. Mattlngly, his chief
lieutenant. Mattlngly nominated John
B. Colpoys, aid Colpoys came to the
chair on a vlJa voce election.
Thomas Jamleton, a delegate on the
Newman tlcltit from the Ninth dis
trict, rushed to the frpnt of the room
and. Jumping on a char, began to
harangue thjrassembly. Colpoys ham
me,t$d awaywith his gavel and cried
for some oft to "Put him out."
Nobody yblunteered for the Job, but
about thre-fourths of the convention,
now all n Its feet, began Joining In
the yelling for Jaroleson to desist or
lor him to keen nn
i?i jlf aud0e1. P0cemen who had been
inside the hall from the start rushed
forward and surrounded Jamleson and
tried to make him stop speaking.
Walk Out of Hall.
Suddenly some one cried "Everybody
out!" and the leaders of the Newman
and Darr forces took up the cry. 'im
mediately all their adherents moved for
the back of the room, Jamleson left
his chair and a comparative hush fell
upon the room.
The Costello forces then proceeded to
complete the temporary organization
after John B. Colpoys had uttered ' a
bitter denunciation of Newman and
Kelley. The Costello convention will
adopt hide-bound, air-tight instructions
for Champ Clark, The other conven
tion is likely to send unlnstructed dele
gates. The Newmun forces nsserted through
Aicjctary Clayton that the convention
could not be held because th-s rules pro
vided for fortification of tho delegates
from each district hv the chairman of
the central committee, and Mr Kelley
was Intruded ve.tterd&y afternoon to
Ixsiie such certificates, lie did not do
so. Nut the Newman ride also raid to
day that tho centra) committee, ,by ac
ccpt'ng the ludges, returns. an(j not
counting the ballots, had violated rules,
and that Kelley could not certify any
dilKates until the ballots had boon
counted. Theri was protest, too, of ir
regularities In the filing of Costello dele
gates' petitions for candidacy In tho
United States to Demand
Reparation for 8,000
Official confirmation of the destruc
tion of 8,000 tons of sugar owned by
Americans -in Cuba and burned by the
lnsurrectos was received by the State
Department today. It was stated that
the United States wll make a demand
upon the Gomez administration for
Sevenu hundred and fifty marines first
sent to Cuba under the command of
Colonel Karmany have gone Into camp
at Quantanamo. The eight battleships
carylng 2,000 marines are due to arrive
In Key West tonight, giving the United
States a force of 2,iW lighting men
ready to be rushed on short notice to
any part of Cuba where American lives
and property are endangered.
Immediately following the graduation
exercises at Annapolis, Juner7, the three
lower classes of the Naval Academy
will embark for Key West, and for the
nrst time since the civil war the future
admirals probably will see active serv
ice before their training course ends.
In past years it has been the custom
for one or two of the classes to take a
summer cruise, but this year all three
will be ordered to Join the Atlantic
iiwot uit Key West and to take part
In quelling the Cuban rebellion, should
Another new departure will take nlace
In the case of the graduating class In
connection with the maneuvers In Cu
ban waters. The usual custom of al
lowing members of the graduating
class one month's leave, after their ap
pointment as ensigns, wll not be fol
lowed, and the newly made ensigns will
report at once to their appointed sta
tions aboard warships to be ready In
case of emergency.
Even though President Gomez of Cuba
objects to the warlike preparations of
the United States, this Government went
ahead today and ordered marines from
various stations to get ready for Cuban
In terms that are unmistakable the
State Department admitted today that
officers of the marine corps and the
raw will be sent to the Interior of the
district where the rebels are now pil
mglng In open defiance of the Cuban
The American officers have been noti
fied to take such measures aa they be
lieve necessary to protect American
citizens and their property.
The boldness of tne negro lnsurrectos,
according to officials in charge of the
diplomatic relations of the United
States, justifies any precautionary
measure taken so far, and any effort
which may be taken in the future.
When the entire Atlantic fleet has as
sembled off Kev West and the marines
now on their way to that city arrive, a
irhtlng force adequate to crush the re
bellion will he ready to accomplish a
feat which required ten years fKhtlng
bv Spanish troops prior to the war of
Marines In Cuba.
The F'ralvle. wlMi 77S inaiinos aboard,
has arrived at Calmanere, Cuba
Tbrt seriousness of the situation In the
mailer towns in the easternmost prov
(Contlnued on Page SlxUtn.)
CONFIRM REPORT OF
Roosevelt Carries the Entire State Delega
tion With Him to the National Con
vention in Chicago.
RUMOR SAYS LEADERS WILL .
ASK TAFT TO WITHDRAW
By JUDS0N C. WELLIVER.
Today's political developments included:
Complete returna from New Jersey proving that Roosevelt had
carried the solid delegation of twenty-eight.
Announcement by Senator Dixon, Roosevelt manager, that Roosevelt
now has votes enough to nominate, even if every contest should be de
cided against him.
Persistent reports in New York and also in Washington, that the
Kings county (Brooklyn) delegation of fifteen will formally announce Ub
purpose to Bupport Roosevelt at Chicago.
. Rumors that the Ohio State and local leaders, who have been loyal
to Taft, are now urging him to withdraw.
Denial by Senator Dixon that he will be Secretary of the Interior in
the Roosevelt Cabinet This was emphasized by the observation that "the
Amalgamated Copper will not beat me for re-election to the Senate; they
couldn't catch me with a jackrabbit"
MORE THAN 20,000
FOR THE COLONEL
Result in New Jersey Sur
prised Even Old Line
TRENTON, N. J.. May W.-Theodore
Roosevelt, according to latest returns,
carded every one of New Jersey's Con
gressional districts in yesterday's pri
maries, aa well as the preferential vote,
and will have the twenty-eight delegates
from the State in his column at Chi
cago. His plurality In the State will
exceed 30,000, although complete figures
are not available at this hour.
The delegates-at-large elected are
former Gov. John Franklin Fort, Ever
ett Colby, Frank B. Jess, and "Edgar B.
Governor Wilson swept the State on
the preferential vote and will have all
but four of the district delegates. His
delegatea-at-iarge are Senator James E.
Martlne, John W. Westcott, Nicholas P.
Wedln, and John Hinchcllffe.
The result of the Republican primaries
was the greatest surprise that the old
line politicians have ever experienced
in Jersey, The confident prediction or
United States Senator F. O. Bridges. Re
publican State leader, that Taft would
sweep the State was made after a care
Labor Vote the Asset.
The labor vote was the greatest asset
of tho former President In his victory.
The first returns received after the
primaries closed were from the "silk
stocking" districts, where the voting
had been completed early. These were
favorable to Taft, but when the re
turns came from districts where fac
tory hands and other workers had
voted after their day's toll It as ap
parent that Roosevelt would make a
President Taft was expected to poll
heavily in southern New Jersey, but
Roosevolt captured the First district by
a large majority.
The Second, containing Atlantic City,
also went to the colonel.
Trenton for Roosevelt.
The Fourth, containing Trenton and
Mercer county, went strong for Roose
velt, he taking both city and county.
Tho labor vote was especlollv strong
in the Eluhth, Ninth, and Tenth, and
It wns for Roouevelt. for he swept all
thieu dlsti-lots. in Essex county,
where Taft was expected to win. Roose
velt was tne victor nv 3 to 1.
At Prlnrrton. the home of Governor
Wilson, the Taft vote wsh 202 and
J'oorevelt's 1SS. Wilson had a lead of
President Taft carriod Camden city
hv 4tf majority, while Roosevelt was
vlctoiloua in tho county bv about goo.
Roosevelt carried Gloucester county by
lul. and Sdlem countv hv twentv.five.
i setting th delegates from the First
ConeresHlonal dlotrlet bv 1,200 votes.
I CnnipUto figures for Camden county
I will b4 lato coming in.
I Half-Holiday Report
I Is Expected Friday
Announcement- of the half holiday
I on Saturdas during the months of
June, July, and August, for all Govern
ment clerks In Washington, probably
will be made Friday at the conclusion
of the Cabinet meeting.
The President several weeks ago di
rected every member of the Cabinet to
consider the matter and all the repoits
are expected to be filed Friday so tint
the first half holiday of the summt-r
may be enjoyed by the Government em
ployes next Saturday, June L
Held Rump Convention.
Despite the widespread belief that tha
Taft bottlo-holders would toss up the
sponge before the hour for the national
committee to begin its sessions on the
contest ceses, today brought from Texas
report of another characteristic per-f-irmano
which indicates that the flht
Is still bslm; pushed, and that the don
derate effort to rule the national ,coro-
",,luV""u aei -.tail aeicgates, is not
yc-i ended. The Texas State convention,
regularly called and chosen, held its
sessions ond lnstru:td for Iloosevelt.
The Taft people, instead of flphtln?
or bolting, mads no prelcnne of taktntr
part: they simply reld another
gathering In another hall in the same
town, and "lucted n delegation of their
r.wn to "contest" for the scats at Chi
cago. It U '-aloulated that tWs per
lormance, whlcn Is even worsa than
that of tho Tuft forces in the Wash
inton State convention, tndtrntec noth
ing Nss than that the McKlnley opera
tes s'.lll beljeve they have a chance to
tun the national cou-mlttee und Induce
It to give color of regulatity to Iny
old skull-duggery that seems necessary
in order to assure Taft control.
UetMnjr was. even today as to wheth
er Mr. McKlnley and his select group
of InsidtMs would ever wake up. Every
body elbj has done so alteady.
Aside from Senators Crane, Penrose,
Gallinger and a few others, with a
little group of bosses on the outside,
political Washington today took off Its
hat and acknowledged that Theodore
Roo&evelt will be nominated for PresI-
dent at Chicago.
Contests Do Not Count.
Senator Dixon, the Roosevelt mana
ger, following the receipt of definite
advices that the former President had
carried every one of the twenty-eight
delegates from New Jersey, announced
positively that Roosevelt has enough
delegates to nominate, even if every
contest should be decided against him.
The explanation Is that the Southern
dlei8t.e8 ate cmlng into camp, and
that New York is suddenly smashed
to pieces. "It was reported in New
M.1rk. 'J,?1 "JF"1, 8a,c' Senator Dixon,
that the Kings county, or Brooklyn
delegation, would today issue a publlo
declaration of Its purpose to support
Roosevelt. I don't know whether It will
come or not. but I do know that the
State Is alive .with protest against the
present conditions, and that we are all
ready certain of more than thirty of
the ote8 for Roosevelt on the first bal
lot. Kings county has fifteen, which
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Foreign Relations Committee takes up
Magdalena Bay matter.
Mayor Gaynor and others from New
York before Public Buildings Com
mittee to urge appropriation for site
or sites for new postofflce and Fed
President Mellen, of New Haven rpad,
before Interoceanlc Canals Committee
Senator Lorimer asks that Senate await
nlft Arrival h.p. .
Hearing on osteopathy bill Friday be-
Hope for vote on ateel bill today
Oliver Gettysburg memorial celebration
House met at noon.
Routine bills on Wednesday calendar
Ways and Means Committee again post
poned action on cotton bill.
Congressman Roddenbery of Georgia In
troduced bill to prohibit Interstate
shipment of pictures of prise fights.
White House Callers.
Crane, Mass. Sanders, Tenn.
Kennedy. Iowa. Smith, Mich.
Konop, Wis. Moon, Tenn.
Calder. N. Y. Lee, Ga
Secretary of War Btimson.
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh,
Attorney General Wtckersham.
Ambassador Guild, of Russia,
nic nui tuumcu io mane mis tMrty.
So we are in a fair way of having a
majority for Roosevelt. Yesterday, at
iiuuiic.ior, a meeting or some 200