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Man Already Accused in West
Virginia Scandal Makes
Four of Five Cases Are Post
, poned Until Witnesses Can
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 13
Col. "William Seymour Edwards, caii-1
dldate for United States Senator, was
arrested today on a warrant issued
by Justice Maribn Gilchrist, charged
with bribing Delegate John M. Smith,
of Tyler county. The warrant -was
issued at the instance of Delegate S.
U. G. Rhodes, of Mingo, one of the
five men arrested Tuesday for ac
cepting bribes. Soon after the ar
rest of Colonel Edwards, he fur
nished bond.
CoL William Seymour Edwards
said today, "There is nothing for me
to say other than that my plans to
bring to light the corruptible mem
bers of the legislature has been duly
successful and the hearings of the
accused members of the legislature
will verify the reports that have been
made of the bribery exposure."
Hearings Postponed.
On motion of the defense, the cases
of four of the five' legislators accused
of accepting bribes for voting tor Wil
liam Seymour Edwads for-Unlted. States
Senatfcr. were continued until Thursday,
November 20i? . .
Material wltnessee are claimed 'to be 4
usable to reach 'Charleston at this
time. Judge Henry K. Black has called
a special grand Jury to convene tomor
row. Dr. H. P". Asbury, delegate from
Putnam, waived examination and the
ether four senators. Ben A. Smith. Dele
gates Bath. Duff, David Hill and S. U.
G. Rhodes were In court for the pre
liminary. The defense made a motion which
waa overruled that another magistrate
sit in the case as Justice Deetlng is
claimed as a witness by the defense.
Cary Will Raise Point of No
Quorum If Matter Is Taken
From Pigeonhole.
The fate -of the Jones -"Works excise
bill, so far as this session 1b con
cerned, will be practically deter
mined tomorrow when the District
Committee Is scheduled to hold Its
regular meeting. The chances are
against any report on the bill, for the
District committee has not had a
quorum for months and only unop
posed legislation may be brought out
In the absence of a quroum.
Chairman Johnson is expected to at
tempt to bring the liquor bill from
its pigeonhole tomorrow but Con
gressman Cary has served notice that
he will make a point of no quorum in
committee every time the bill bobs
up. Mr. Cary says the bill in its pres
ent shape is a "freak" and should
not become law.
If the bill fails to come from com
mittee tomorrow it Is virtually dead.
Even If It should be reported, there Is
little chance that it can be considered
by the House in the closing days of'
the session, although its sponsors
might succeed in getting a two-thirds
vote to suspend the rules.
Chairman Ben Johnson, of the Dia
tric committee, tiring of efforts to
obtain, a quorum In committee, re
cently announced the District body
would report out bills so long as no
body raised the point of no quorum.
Everybody was willing except when
It came to Important matters like the
excise bill, and its prospects are prac
tically nil today.
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Yesterday's Circulation, 46,610
Life Threatened
Of West Virginia.
Six-Year-Old Child Is Victim
When Revolver Explodes By
Rose E. Wlnfleld, the six-year-old
daughter of Andrew 'Wlnfleld, of 111
Fifteenth street northeast, was accldent
ly shot In the left Bhoulder, but not seri
ously wounded today, by her cousin,
Callie R. Nolan, seventeen years old,
who lives at the same address.
Nolan, who was arrested by Police
man Dellamico, is being held pending
a thorough investigation of the case.
He told the police that he was remov
ing a ,38-caliber revolver from his trous
ers pocket and pulled the trigger on
what he thought was an empty chamber.
He was alone in the kitchen at the time.
The bullet went through a. -door and
truck the qhlld, who waa standing In
the Mil way. .
The girl was taken to the. Casualty
Hospital, where, .the, physicians, said tho
wound was not of ra serious nature.
President of Brotherhood Con
fers With Commerce Court
Judge on Arbitration Plan.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Not until every
possible plan of arbitration has been
discussed and rejected by one side or
the other will the firemen employed on
the fifty-four Eastern railroads be
called out on strike.
Th'ls was made clear today when Judg
Martin A Knapp, of the Commerce
Court, again conferred with President
"W. s. Carter, of the Firemen's Brother
hood, and planned to meet with the
railway managers later In the day.
President Carter asserted that Judge
Knapp had another plan of arbitration,
other than under the Erdman act,
which he would submit to the managers
today. If the railroads still stand by
their demands for a settlement of the
wage differences by an especially ap
pointed commission, then it may be
necessary to call the strike. Carter
If no agreement is reached today.
Carter will prepare the strike call,
which would likely become effective
Naqel Says Strike
By Eastern Firemen
Would Be Bad Blow
Gravity of the firemen's strike situa
tion. Involving all trfe roads north of the
Potomac and east of the Mississippi,
was emphasized by Secretary of Com
merce and Labor Nagel today in a
brief statement.
"Like everyone else, I can only regret
that the prospect Is so serious." said he.
"The gravity of the situation can hardly
be overstated If a strike Is called, and
It does seem as if the firemen will all
quit work Sunday.
"The effects of the strike will be so
far-reaching that they can hardly be
comprehended or stated."
Owing to the Mexican crisis, few per
sons In Washington have paid a great
deal of attention, it Is believed, to the
probability of the walkout, which will
affect 192 dally trains In the National
Capital alone. , .
Passenger Asks $10,000
For His Alleged Injuries
Claiming that the rear door on a
p-v-ps-you-enter car was forced open
while the car was rounding the curve
at Seventh street and Florida avenue
on August 22. last, with the result
that he was thrown to the street.
Joseph Strlano filed suit for tlG.000
damages against the Washington
Itallwav and Electric Cnmpnny todny.
He Is represented by Attorneys C. V.
UlggB. and David Rothschild.
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Holly Grove, West -Virginia, Is
Placed Under Military Con
trol Today.
Open War Declared, and Au
thorities Fear Further Blood
shed. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 13.
Every man and woman In Holly
Grove was arrested'thls morning by
the soldiers add' taken before the
military court They are charged
with rioting and conspiracy. Holly
Grove has been headquarters for the
striking miners.
This brought the total of miners
now under arrest to 125, the first of
whose trials will be held before the
military commission at Paint Creek
Junction today.
Reports from the strike district to
day said that the miners held a meet
ing at which the life of Governor
Glasscock was threatened and lead
ers planned a general assault on the
headquarters of the militia.
With "Mother" Jones leading the
meetings, strikers have assembled in
various towns in the coal region dur
ing the past twelve hours. The
union mines1' have all mga closed,
the men walking put to wjf the strik
ers. - " .a--'wa''-
The militia has everything in check
so far, but' threats have been made
by the strikers that they will use dy
namite to blow up all the troop
camps along Cabin Creek and Faint
Open War Is Declared.
"With war openly declared between the
striking coal miners and the State
militia the situation Is more serious
than at any tme since the outbreak of
hostilities. The miners are In an uglier
mood than they have ever been before,
and many of them have been heard
to remark that nothing short of blood
shed will satisfy them.
The residents of the coal mining towns
are In a state bordering on panic. Those
who know the temper of the strikers
look for fighting hourly, and as the
State soldiers have orders not to tem
porize It Is regarded as certain that ad
ditional lives will be forfeited.
Adopt Resolutions.
At a meeting of 1.600 union miners last
night at Smlthers Creek, resolutions
were adopted threatening the life of
Governor Glasscock. Sheriff Hill, and
the military forces.
The military authorities have been In
formed of the a'ctlon taken at this
meeting, and an attempt will be made to
apprehend the leaders. According to
the report received here, the miners
decided to march on the military camps
In the martial law district, slaughter
the soldiers, and turn loose the prison
ers now under guard at Paint Creek.
Troops Well Fortified.
The military Is well fortified, however,
and have no apprehension. Half a
dozen machine guns are ready for use.
Very little Information could be ascer
tained from the military district. An
effort Is being made to shield all move-
insula ua muni ,u...-, i
It Is known that a lnrge number of
arrests were made today, but some or
those who were arrested yesterday were
today released.
Senate Committee Will Report
Its Findings on Bill Tomor
row. The District appropriation bill is
nearly completed by the subcommittee
of the Senate Appropriations Committee
in charge of it. It was practically fin
ished this forenoon, and "ill be sub
mitted to the main committee tomorrow.
It Is expected the Appropriations Com
mittee will order the bill reported to
morrow. Senator Curtis will make the
The bill will be one liberal to the Dis
trict, and It will stand by the half and
half principle.
The subcommittee has had no hearings
on the measure
Thi HrTiRt nintrlrt fTnmmltten will
I meet tomorrow, and will take up the
eight-hour bill and other Important mat-
ters. It will probably be the last meet
ing of the session.
Ethel Barrymore Loses Dia
. monds and Other Gems
From Hotel Room.
Paste Ornaments Are Over
looked in Robbery While
Player Is at' Theater.
A statement was given out at Police
Headquarters thl afternoon that Jew
elry valued at 15,000 was stolen last
Monday night from the hotel room' of
Miss Ethel Barrymore, the actress, who
Is appearing at a local theater this
The fact that a large quantity of
paste diamonds and other Jewelry of
less value was not disturbed, although
In plain sight on the dresser Indicates,
the police say, that the robbery was the
work of an accomplished and expert'
enced thief.
Duplicate Key Used.
The Jewelry was stolen between 8:15
and 10:30 p. m. Monday. The rooms
were entered with a duplicate key. De
tectives Mullen and Warren have been
working on the case since Tuesday
night, when the robbery was first re
ported, but have failed to get any clue
to the Identity of the thief.
Among the articles stolen, all of
which were In a small Jewei case on, the
top of the dresser, were two handsome
watches,-one-set with sapphires aiuLdla?
raonas, a piaunum-pin set with 'Ave
large pearls surrounded, by diamond.
larg" oIItaIreV.dlaeid rinr, and a
handsome platlnttn and f&ULatck, citato.
Confectioner, Convicted of Sell
ing Adulterated Maple Sugar
Files Bill of Exceptions.
Huylcr, trading as a candy and con
fectionery corporation, was adjudged
guilty of selling adulterated maple
sugar by a Jury In the United States
branch of the Police Court today.
Sentence was deferred by the court to
permit the attorneys for the defendant
to flle a bill of exceptions.
The Jury returned its verdict of guilty
after a trial lasting the greater part
of yesterday afternoon, during which
more than a score of witnesses were
heard for both sides. The candy cor
poration stood trial on two counts, one
for misbranding an article as maple
sugar, and the other for selling maple
sugar adulterated with another form of
sugar. The first count of misbranding
was dismissed, the corporation being
hId guilty on th esecond count of the
Clifford Langley, local manager of the
corporation, which has two stores In
this city, stood trial as the representa
tive of the corporation. It was the
contention of lawyers for the defendant
corporation that the adulteration was
sold not ns purt muple sugar, but as
a "confection."
A unique feature of the case was the
appearance of a colored man as a
special prosecutor for the Government.
James A. Cobb, special usslstunt United
States attorney, was the colored man
In question, and is probably the first
or nis race to appear Derore the local
courts as n Government prosecutor.
John Louis Smith. Assistant United
States Attorney, prosecuted the civil
side or .tne case for the Government.
Mr. Cobb made the ooenlntr argument
to the Jury and took active part In the
p.rosecutlon of the case throughout the
Suffers Relapse Following Op
eration and Family Is Sum
moned to Her Bedside.
Mrs. A. G. GIrard. wife of General
Glrad, has suffered a relapse, and Is in
grave danger,. It was unnounced this
afternoon at the George Washington
Hospital, where she underwent an ope
ration on Monday.
Until late last night Mrs. Glrard's
condition was Improving.
When the change took place her fam
ily were summoned, and are still at
Mrs. Glrard's bedside. She Is reported
la being la a very serious condition.
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President Plans to Have Question Decided Soon.
Madero Refuses to Call Truce in Fighting,
in Response to Appeal by De la Barrar
President Taft is preparing to throw the question of
intervention in Mexico before Congress.
The full gravity of the situation in the .turbulent re
public is now before the Executive and his Cabinet, and at
the meeting held last night a tentative draft was matfe of
the Presidential message to Congress, placing the issue of sending
troops into the internecine strife, for the protection of foreign life and
property, Bquarely before it.
A high official in-the War Department is authority for thte state
ment that the message on the Mexican turmoil is being prepared.
Begged to resign today "In the name
of humanity" and end the bloodshed of
Innocent persons In the City of Mexico,
Tresldcnt Madero flatly -refused, accord
ing to authoritative dispatches received
here this afternoon. The plea to resign
was made by Senor de la llarra, former
ly ambassador of Mexico to the United
Under a flag of truce De la Barra
made his way to the palace where Ma
dero was directing his men in the fight
ing of the forenoon. Getting within a
few feet of the leader of the federals.
De la Barra, according to the dispatches,
dramatically demanded of Madero that
'. "rrslgn in thi name of humanity and
d.'illv perishing. End
Ue bloodshed." shouted De la Barra In
. i.miiuu Madero, angry as could be,
at the words of the other, shouted back,
the dispatches say:
"I shall not resign. I shall not. We
shall keep on fighting, and we will soon
have Diaz dislodged and conquered."
A force of Zapata's sharpshootlng
brigands Joined the Diaz forces during
last night and Immediately were put to
work picking off Madero's artillerymen.
A poweiful bearch li;l.t was flashed
on the Mexican national palace and
whenever the blinding rays of this
great light caught a human fitturo at
any of the windows of the palace,
several score of Zapata's marksmen
tired "M the figure. How many men
they cut down in this way It was im
possible to lenrn. but It is believed
to have been a considerable number
before the federals withdrew from
range in the windows.
Open threats against Americans
have been made In Acapulco and two
officers of the gunboat Denver have
been assaulted. This Is the first def
inite report to reach the State De-
13, 1913.
I partment of the exhibition of a feel
I tng whleh. more quickly than any-
inmg eise, may rorce intervention.
Surgeon Camerer- and Ensign Guth
rie were set upon by a mob while
peaceably walking along the streets
of Acapulco, but escaped without
serious lnjujry. Conditions are re
ported as being extremely bad and a
pronounced antl-Amerlcan feeling. In
dicated by open threats of violence, is
apparent in that port.
The Denver is now on her way to
Acajutla and will be replaced at Aca
pulco by the cruiser Colorado.
So far the Americans killed and In
jured In Mexico City have been hurt
because they came within the range
of Are and not, so far as the Stite
Department has been Informed be
cause they were Americans. The open
manifestation of antl-Amerlcan feel
ing Is constantly feared, hcrwever.
This would put a different face on
matters, and would assume the ap
pearance of a warlike act on the nart
1 ' - of the factions toward another
Many Seek Refuge.
At San Louis Potosl, according to
Consul Bonney, there Is much appre
hension of evil from rebel hands and
Americans are seeking refuge In the
city. In all parts of Mexico Ameri
cans, more closely In touch with the
feeling of Mexicans, that their govern
men, are seeking safety In the consular
towns. This tendency toward .concen
tration is taken to indicate In all parts
of the countiythe .Intense antl- Ameri
can feeling that was Indicated by the
open assault on Surgeon Camerer and
Ensign Guthrie at Acapulco.
The situation In Mexico City remains
extremely unsatisfactory, to state It
In the 'polite language of diplomacy,
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Eighteen Paget
High Buildings Fall As ,
and Diaz Forces
struction Throughout Town Rebel 6eneral
Expects Re-Enforcements.
MEXICO CITY A bomb wrecked! the Amman
Club this afternoon. .
MEXICO,lTY, Feb. 13. Shells from the batteries
of two armiesfoday again are wreaking havoc in; the busi
ness J5ectaonof11iftcity, destroying buildings -that, have
-jmmMghngfif the "lastfiffi "days.. The
,battie iesurnecT af 8 : ID o'clock 1his- iiwrrifngf nd was
increasing in intensity as the; day wore on.
The armies today are. fighting at closer ranges At
times tne soldiers are in sword" combats. Great cannon
sent! shell after shell into the heart of the city, leaving paths
of death. -
President Madero's batteries had been supplied with,
additional ammunition during the night and the federals
continued on the aggressive. General Diaz had his forces
in the same position as in yesterday's fighting. The brunt
General King One of Parties to
Suit Which Contests Be
quests of Mrs. Annie Cole.
Because they were cut off with onTj
$5 each. Gen. Horatio C. King, of
Brooklyn. N. Y., and Henry F. King, of
Cambridge, Mass.. seek to break the
will of their sister. Mrs. Annie A. Cole,
who died January 3. last, leaving the
bulk of her $100,000 estate to religion
and charitable institutions.
The charge Is made In the caveat
filed In Probate Court that Mrs. Cole
was of unsound mind when she exe
cuted the contested will on September
11. 1911. It Is further alleged that un
due influence was exercised.
While onlv the $5 bequest was made
to the two brothers, the only heirs at
law. the sum of J300 Is left to each of
their children. Ten thousand dollars
for two memorial windows In the Ca
thedral of SS. Peter and Paul for her
self and two deceased daughters Is
another cash bequest contained In the
The Columbia Polytechnic Institute for
the Blind. 915 E street, is left K.000. and
the residue of the estate, oier several
other bequests are made. 4s devised to
the Protestant Episcopal diocese of
Washington for the cathedral.
In the petition for the probate of
the will filed by Watson F. Clark and
the Union Trust Companr as executors,
it Is set forth that in addition to other
personal belongings Mrs. C"le owned
J60.S30 worth of notes. Jl.112.96 In the
bank, and KB.O0O worth of real estate.
Attorneys A. S. Worthlngtpp and
Charles L. Fralley represent the broth
ers and Attorney George E. Hamilton
appears for the executors.
Budget Message to Be
. Discussed By Cabinet
The budget message, which has ben
delayed In writing and transmission
to Congress for three months, will
again be discussed at the Cabinet"
meeting tomorrow. Despite tho
amount of attention demanded by tho
Mexican situation. President Taft
found some time yesterday to devote
to this message. It Is now practical
ly complete, but ho does not wish to
send the messnge until it has agtiin
had the consideration of his off.clr.l
It is believed that the discussion to
morrow will be the last and that thn
message will go to Congress the lat
ter part of next wetk.
Battle Between Mdtrt
Rages Shells Dial De- -,'
of the work: of the attacking party
today was pat on the heavy guns,
while the arsenal, which Diaz is de
fending; replied with cannon and ma
chine guns. Shells continued to fall
Into territory outside the fighting
Seize Foreigners' Homes.
The change Jn- position of. the guns oa
both sides Is, subjecting buildings occu
pied by foreigners" to even' more of a
cross-Are than In previous, days battles.
Many houses" occupied by foreign resi
dents have been seized and occupied by
the federals. On the opposite side of
the city the rebels have quartered them
selves In scores of homes of middle
class natives.
Madero said he had a force of 7.000.
General Diaz, who boasts of having
6.000 capable soldiers, swung his men
Into line behind machine guns trained
on the Madero forces. He was ex
pecting 2,500 more men when the force
of Zapatlst reached the city. In the
streets of the city dead and wounded
were lying la horrible disorder. Little
attention was being paid to them when
the call to resume ' the battle was
Death List Is High.
It Is estimated by officials that 3 have
been killed and 1.500 wounded. Less con
servative estimates placed the death
list as high as 2,000" and the wounded
at 3 000. - . ,k
The two armies. a?B last nights
firing ceased, attempted care fortne
wounded, but the efforts of the workers
were Ineffective most of thm baung
gone to sleen since the fighting began.
Efforts today to prevail on Madero to
end the battle were wlthput avail. Ma
dero declared that he was defending the
country and that he was powerless.
(Continued en Seventh Page.)
Senate met at noon.
Duscusslon of Connecticut river dam
bill continues.
Army appropriation bill reported.
Prof. John R. Commons argues for
physical valuation bill.
Senator Catron protests against Pu
eblo Indians turning their lands over
to the Government In trust for twenty-five
District appropriation bill practically
Met nt 11 o'clock.
Legislative bill sent back to conference.
Debate on diplomatic bill resumed.
Congressman Olmsted made, speech
against Philippine independence.
Shipping trust Inquiry continued.
Congressman Berger Introduced .resolu
tion to Investigate censorship of Post
offlc over second-class mall matter.
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