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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1913.
PRICE ONE CENT
Band of Vandals Is Highly Or
ganized, Declare Officials of
SAY POWERFUL HAND
IS BACK OF FINANCES
Trials of Prisoners Delayed
Pending Further Arrests Re
sulting From Confessions.
CHABLES TOW3f, W. Va, Feb. 16.
Scores of miners arrested here in
connection with the riots in mining
camps, hoping for immunity, have
confessed the parts they played in
the Tecent attacks on property and
lire.ln the strike zone, and hare fur
nished information that will lead to
the arrests of several others, many of ,
whom,are said to be prominent men
According to the military authori
ties a -well-knit organization, having
for its purpose the execution of the
will ot the miners, without respect i
to IfTe or property, has "been dis-
closed, and the names of prominent '
men, not known to have been in
sympathy with the strikers, have
See Hidden Hand.-
It, Is hinted In official circles that
fnnds-..for the destructive campaign of
the striking men have been furnished
by" -wealthy residents of the district,
who saw In this controversy 'the-possl-billtles
of political .advancement,
The organization alleged to have car
ries' wrnhe warfare for the miners Is
also said to be Interwoven with a
political faction, so that the" two have
come to dc considered almost as one.
Several ot the nineteen men who
were found In ambush near the railroad
tracks, guarding" dynamite placed on
the rail?', are said to have confessed.
The real ringleader of the gang, the
men declare, has not been apprehended,
although a former candidate for the
State legislature has been looked upon
as the head of those who now await
trial on a charge of conspiracy.
The trials by court-martial of the
prisoners now under arrest Is delayed,
pending the expected arrests of others.
It Is feared that- in case one ot those
now In confinement were released he 1
would Immediately set at naught neat
ly laid plan of deputy sheriffs and
State militia to land the leaders of the
vandalism that has marked the indus
Several attempts have been made
within the last two days to consum
n.ctii a geni-'fal jail delivery, and the
authorities declare that a powerful
Pioteycd Influence on the outside has
connived In lisp attempts. Those of the
prisoners who were apprehended in ilie
attempted coup have been placed In
close confinement, and the rules regard
ing the "dead line" have been strength
ered so as to insure ths safety of tli
District Budget Bill
Up in Senate Monday
Senator Curtis will call the District
appropriation bill up In the Senate
Monday. He ottempted to have the
bill considered Friday afternoon,
but Senator Kenyon objected that It
oueht not be taken up until It could
be examined by Senators, who had
not had time to look at It. as it had
Just been reported.
The bill thereupon went over until
tomorrow. It probably will be passed
with little delay.
Pittsburgh Plant Is
To Produce Radium
PlTTSBrRGH. Feb. 16. The Stand
ard Chamical Company will produce
-radium at Its plant here. Is the an
nouncement Ju&t made bjr officers of the
Ore from Its Carnotlpa mine, in Colo
rado, Is bring shipped here at the rate
of a hundred tons per month, and Is
to be refined. Each hundred tons will
produce a drahm of raadlum. .Or
Otto Brill is In charge of the work.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT
floudy tonlgnt; Monday fair and
V. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
fa m 32 1 S a. m
9 a. m 37 I 9 a- m
in a. m 42 I 10 a. m
11 a. m 46 I 11 a. m
12 noon 43 I 12 noon
1 p. m 52 ' 1 p. m.
: p. m.
p. m 54
High tides, 3:17 a. m. and 3:50 p. m.
Low tides, 9:30 a. m. and 10:50 p. m.
Sun rises. 6:53 Sun seta 8:tt
PLOTS TO CRAB
Opposition to River and Harbor
Bill, Presented by Senator
TO MINNESOTA FIRM
Steel Trust Said to. Get Valuable
Property in Gary, III., From
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
Things on Capitol Hill are getting
into fine shape for a log-Jam of legis.
'atton and a big filibuster that may
kit1 some of the appropriation as
''ell as other measures, in the clos
ing hours of the present session. j
The threat of a bitter fight and
filibuster against the river and har-
bor bill was voiced today by Sena-
tors "hf have investigated some pro-
risions of the measure as it was re-,
rortcd by Senator Nelson Friday.
It is declared that this bill, as it'
now stands, is the most remarkable
grab at water powers and rights,
that has yet been attempted.
Careful investigation of various pro
visions has been set afoot, and some
which look perfectly innocent are under
inquiry. Others have been studied out.
and are already under atrauit.
Three features or the measure are al
ready picked as .points of determined
assault One ,1s the Connecticut, river
dam provision; another-! a? new para
graph -which was inserted In the Senate,,
giving away huge power rights on the
'Mississippi,-' between' Minneapolis and
81 Paul, to the Municipal Electric Com- (
pany.on terms wnicn are aescnoea as
Briefly, the Government is to construct
the Improvements, under its control-of-navlgation
authority. The Secretary of
War is to sell the electric power to the
Municipal Electric Company? This con
cern shall pay for this power privilege.
4 per cent on the amount of money
spent in developing the power, over and
above the amount that would have been
required to be spent if the improvements
had been made, exclusively for the pur
pose of Improving navigation!
It is charged that under this provi
sion, one of the mos' magnificent
powers In the country will be turned
over to this Minnesota corporation, at a
figure that will be rldlcuously low; for
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Wedemeyer, McHenry, Connell,
and Nixon Are Lauded by
The memory of four members of tho
House and Senate, who have died wltl.
In the past six months, was honored
by th"lr colleagues today. Oration
upon the lives of Congressmen W. W
Wedemeyer, of Michigan; John G Mc
Henry. of Pennsylvania, Richard L.
of New York, and Senator
fleorge S. Nixon, of Nevada, were
made, and the service was one of the
most Impressive held In the Capitol at
the -present session.
"1 believe tne greatest tribute to the
true human spirit of Congressman
Wedemeyer can be summed up In the
fact that he knew almost every member
of the House within two weeks after
reaching Washington," said Congress
man Willis of Ohio. "He was full of
friendliness and good humor, and good
cheer. Few men on the floor of this
House had as winning a personality, or
was as universally beloved.
"When word came of his death, the
majority of members of the Houbc felt
as if they had lost a close persona!
friend, although many of them had
scarcely more than met Mr. Wede
meyer. tie was clean of mind and spirit, a
prodigious worker, and a man of the
highest Ideals and the highest patriot
ism." "J fel as deep a sense of loss In tfre
death of Mr. Weedemeyer as any mem
ber of this House." said Mr. Foster of
illnois. "He was a splendid type of the
young American, and his brief career in
Washington was full of true service to
his nation. We can hardly spare him
from our labors, and it Is hard to recon
cile ourselves to his loss."
Those pho spoke In memory of the
late Congressman McHenry of Pennsyl
vania were Congressmen Wilson. Pal
mer and Rothermel of Pennsylvania,
and' others. Senator Nixon of Nevada
was eulogized bv Congressman Roberts
of the same 8tate.
In honor of the late Congressman
Connell of New York. Congressmen
Fitzgerald. Underhlll. Colloier, Smith,
McGulre. Fornea. Ayrcs, and other
members of the New York delegation
Harbor at Vera. Cruz, and Map
Inmates, Nurses, and Attend
ants 'Sore' as Result of Pre
caution Against Smallpox.
A general soreness prevails at St.
Elizabeth's, the Government Hospital
for the Insane, arms are being pro
tected whenever anyone comes around,
and .some of the prettiest nurses walk
with quite a noticeable limp. The rea
son for this soreness Is that every in
mate and employe of St. Elizabeth's
was vaccinated jesterday. From the
superintendent to the janitor the virus
was administered, and now everybody
The cause for the vaccination is not
that ther- is a case of small-pox In the
hospital. Dr Schnlmm today denied
emphatically that such was the case.
There are, however, several cases In
Washington, and a regular epldeml- of
smallpox i-i Baltimore. Baltimore is
comddeied entirely too close for com
fort, with the epidemic raging, so the
vaccination was made general."
For an epidemic of any nature to
break out in a hospital like St. Eliza
beth's would be almost a calamity. A
great many patients would cause
trouble, and the nursing and medical
force in the hospital at present would
have difficulty In coping with the
Altogether, patients, employes, physi
cians and nurses numbering 3,300 were
EXPLOSION IS FATAL
Fireman, Engineer, and Brake
man Are Victims When Bur
lington Boiler Bursts.
EDGEMONT, S. D. Feb. 16. Three
Burlington trainmen were instantly
killed today when the boiler of a
freight engine hauling sixty-five load
ed cars exploded near Provo. the first
siding cast of here, while the train
was running about fifteen miles an
The dead. Engineer Johnson. Fire
man Wheeler, Brakeman Charles
Although the engine trucks did not
leave the rails, the force of the ex
plosion hurled the boiler beyond- the
right of way. The body of the en
gineer was blown Into an adjoining
field, the fireman met death while In
the coal tender and the brakeman'a
body was mutilated almost beyond
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Railroad Officials and Firemen's
Committee See No Oppor
tunity to Avert Trouble.
NEW YORK. Feb. 16. The strike of
the 38.000 firemen on fifty-four East
ern railroads seems Imminent.
Representatives of the roads and the
firemen's committee representing the
men asserted today that no agreement
had been reached and that what ap
pears to be the greatest industrial tie
up in the history of the country is
clnso at hand.
W. S. Carter, president of the broth
erhood, said today: "The railroads
want a strike and it looks now as if
they were going to get it."
Judge Martin Knapp, of the United
States Commerce Court, who Is now
in Washington, returns here tomor
row and 'it is hoped he will have the
bolutlon to the deadlock.
The firemen's committee refused yes
terday the proposal of the railroads to
arbitrate under the provisions of the
Entman act. the board to consist of bix
men Instead of three as prescribed by
After a short meeting, which began
at 9 o'clock In the morning, the adjust
ment committee sent for Judge Martin
A. Knapp, of the United States Com
merce Court, and H. W. Hanger. Act
ing United States Commissioner of La
bor, who have been attempting to
mediate th- trouble, and gave to them
a letter refusing the proposed method
suggested by the conference committee
of railroad managers.
The letter set iw. .it the firemen's rea
sons for such action. The railroad man
agers Mlggcsted that the firemen ap
point two men and the railroads two
men, the four to select the remaining
two. With that exception the matter
was to be handled under the provisions
of the Erdman act.
While Mr. Carter. Judge Knapp and
EllHliu L'ec. chairman of the conference
committee of managers, refused to
make public the contents of the letter,
it wits said that the firemen refused
the proposition on the ground that such
an amendment to the Erdman act made
It Invalid .ih a law and It became noth
ing more than an agreement.
The firemen contended that whlli
witnesses called before such a board o.
arbitration might give sworn testimony,
it would not bo possible to prosecute
them In the e'ent It was discovered
siith testimony was false.
Mr. Carter charges openly that un
trustworthy tewtimony was given bu
fore the committer of seven men who
arbitrated the englnemen's "ontroversy
last year nnd that his organization does
not propose to accept any arbitration
other than that piovlded for In the Erd
man act, which gives the board of three
men the powers of a court of law.
Thieves Blow Safe in
Postoffice and Escape
PITTSBURGH. Feb. 16. Thieves en
tered the Baden postoffice last night,
blew the safe and made away with)
everything of value in the office. Post
o.tlce inspector Thomas, who investi
gated reported a hundred dollars (n
cash and all the stamps in the office
taken. , ,
Tbt burglar laft ao eltw.
Americans Killed or Wounded in Mexican
B. X. Meredith, of Troy, Ohio,
agest for the rtIoHl Cash Eeg
feter Company, stnek by ballet
while la the Porter Hotel. Two
days preTloas, Meredith had been
woaaded by a Mexlcaa federalist
Heraaa 0. WelssVcIrll eagiaeer,
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:. Sidaer, gwtfcerlaad, reporter fori -
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the' Mexican Herald, and corre
spondent for sereral American
newspapers, shot in the leg while
standing near B. M Meredith, in
the Porter Hotel.
An American boy named Lasan,
wounded by flying shot
Mrs. Greenfield, ' mother of
Harry Greenfield, employe of the
Consul General Arnold Shank,
lln and staff.
Deputy Consul General Tan-borne.
Ensign Edward Guthrie, of I Surgeon Cameron, of the Den-
nashlngton, attacked by mcb at
Prisoner in St. 'Louis Tells
Police of Looting Havana
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Feb. 1C Ramon
Llano, a Spanish prisoner, has confessed
his part in a $300,000 mall theft between
Havana and Xew York, according to the
police. He said ho received two $10,000
bills found In his possession, when ar-
rested In St Louis from Jose Fernan-
der, Havana manufacturer and polltl-
cian. He admitted knowing the bills
formed part of the M0.000 taken In the
said robbery, and he was to receive
12,000 for each bill he disposed of In
The robbery was hatched between the
proprietor of Kl Jal Alal Cafe In Ha
vana, and a messenger of the National
Bank of Cuba, according to the con
fession. The bank's teller placed the money
twenty 110.000 bills In one of the bnnk's
offlclul envelopes to forward by regis
tered mall. The package was turned
over to the bank messenger, who took
It to the cafe. There the envelope was
filled with paper and forwarded to the
original destination of the money.
Quits West Point to
Study for Priesthood
BOSTON. Feb. 16. After two years'
Instruction at the West Point Military
Academy. Edward M. Hartigan. of
South Boston, has forsaken the shoulder
fctraps and entered St. Johns Seminary.
In Brighton, to study for the priesthood.
He was a member of the graduating
class of Boston College when appointed
to "West Point in November, 1910. and
was captain of the varsity football
of U. S. Ships
of Washlagtoa and New York,
said to haTe beea shot to .death.
- Mrs, H. W. Hohaes, wife of aa
enploye of Baa's, killed white
Mrs. Percy Griffiths, wife. of aa
enploye of the street railway
coBspaBr, legs shot off, caasiag
r Xexleaa IJ(rtradPewer Coai
paajr, struck hj shell.
Dr. B. H. McCressoa of Lla.
cola, Neb., fiager shot off while
walklBg to his hotel.
Mark JohasoB, colored, of Madi
son, TVis shot through shoalder.
E. L. Bamsey, of Galveston,
AHIs Bland, a printer, shot
through the arm.
'. A. Jennings, special repre
sentative of the Muasey News
D. E. Homer, American enToy.
Ter, attacked by mob at Acapulce.
FAILS TO GET OHM,
HE TAKES HIS LIFE
Body of Unidentied Man, Who
Drank Acid, Found in Rear
Despairing of a hard struggle with
the world, and refused the solace of
a drink, an unidentified and poorly
clad man drank carbolic acid in a
Pennsylvania avenue saloon last
night, and died early this morning
f In Emergency Hospital. Although his
I face Is familiar to several of the hab-
ltues of the section along Pennsyl
vania nvenue between the Capitol and
Tenth streets, and to members of the
police force doing duty In this soc
tlon, his name is apparently an un
The body was taken to the morgue
today as that of an unknown, al.
though police and detective have
worked for twelve hours for some
clue to his identity. But one fact of
his former existence Is known, he has
been In Washington several years.
Whether he has a residence or fam
ily here can not be determined
The man was about six feet tall,
and has a heavy gray beard and mus
tache. At 11 o'clock last night he
entered the saloon at 636 Pennsyl
vania avenue and naked that lie be
ghen a drink. He had no money, and
hecause he had apparently been
drinking heavily. It wa refused. He
tutned without a word and walked
to the rear of the place. A few min
utes later he was found unconscious
upon the floor. At Emergency Hos
pital. It was found that he had taken
carbolic acid. Where the acid came
from, or how it was obtained. Is un
known. No bottle or other container
was found upon his person or upon
Careful search of his clothlm dis
closed nothing that would lead to his
Identity. Every pocket of coat nnd
trousers was empty, and there were
no marks In the clothing. Not even
a match was found upon htm. Police
officials do not doube that he took
his own ljfa.
EMBASSY GUARD IN
Armistice Gives Chance
Armed Men to Protect Ambassador City
Gets Food From Outside For First Time fir
Week of Battle.
DIPLOMATS WAIT ANXIOUSLY FOR
- NEWS FROM UNITED STATES FLEET
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 16.- An armistice agreed to by
Gen. Felix Diaz and President Madero which: went into
effect this morning at 2 o'clock resulted in securing a quiet
Sunday in the capital.
Food was brought into the city for the first time since
the fighting began a week ago today and the American con
tingent took advantage of the cessation of hostilities to or
ganize an armed force of 500 men which will be used to
protect the United States embassy.
The reports that, the embassy building was under a
heavy fire yesterday are more or, less true. At one period
the bullets flew about so thickly thattke inmates had to lie
on the aoor to escape them. In the of the operations withte the TCtxlcan
x, . - . r capital, and win effectuate supre to-,
meantime Americana here -are anx- coariajr diptche regardta ronfHtionn
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ahlpa now at Vera Cru There la a"
diversity of opinion here as to what
would happen if intervention actual
There ia no indication of Madero
giving up his office, in spite of the
demand of the senate that he resign.
He reiterated to friends today that
he would die before he surrendered.
The fighting In the streeta of the
Mexican capital at times yesterday aft
ernoon was aa savage as on any other
day of the week's battle.
There were numerous casualties
among; noncombatants, and a strange
fatality seems to have followed K. M.
Meredith, of Troy, Ohio, who was
slightly wounded two days ago while
passing through the streets. Today a
shell crashed into Porter's Hotel and
killed him. Sidney Sutherland, corre
spondent of a Salt Lake City news
paper, but a resident of Mexico City,
was killed by the same shell.
Refuses to Resign.
The situation In Mexico City, apart
from Its terrifying aspect. Is a remark
able one. Friends of President Madero
fully .expected his resignation, but as
the day wore along he became fixed
in nls determination to retain the reins
of cover. To the Spanish minister.
Senor Cologan y Cologan. he said:
I will not resign, i was acticuiu
the people. I am the constituted presi
dent. I will die before I resign."
And amid all the confusions ana
alarms, at 5 o'clock the aiexican gov
,.' or.ni ion tho rensorshlo to all
d'spatcnes ana ejiuie mcr... '"
will necessarily vastly increase the diffl -
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Department to Hold 4,000 Men
Ready to Land on Short Notice
Cipher telegrams from Mexico City,
rushed to Assistant Secretary of State
Huntington Wilson, are being trans
lated by the State Department this
At the same time heavily censored
press dispatches were received in Wash
ington. Soon after the code messages came
the Bureau of Operations for the Navy
Department f announced that it would
have by tomorrow morning a fighting
force of 4.000 men ready to land at a
minute's notice upon the east coast or
Mexico. , ,
Of these, 3,000 bluejackets and marines
will be stationed oft Vera Cruz by dawn
and 1.000 more at Tamplco, a little far
ther up the east coast.
The telegrams which came to the
State Department were :n an Involved
code which the department uses, and
which it employs when particular se
crecy lh wanted. The telegrams, the
contents of wlhch have not ben dis
closed came from Mexico City about
the time of the arrival of press dis
patches from the same place which bore
internal evidence of having been hacked
and dictated by the most rigid board
of censors, as well as by the corre
spondent's own statement that his copy
was being gravely censored.
Hold Important News.
The fact that the State Department
messages are so closely guadeel and
the disposition of the department to
keep their contents secret as long as
powlblt Indicate that they contain Im
to Organize Body of 500
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vA'anar-'!: unt 'mimtniiLM went
afcoat the citr locatw senators and"
aaklnr them to. attend a special session
to discus the situation and attempt a
soluUon of what is recognised by almost
all Mexicans aa critical. More than a
quorum of senators were present at the
meeting, which took place under fire In
the chamber of deputies Instead of In
the senate chamber at the national
palace. The discussion lasted a Ions
time, and a great crowd surrounded the
The scene was almost identical with
that when congress met to consider the
advisability of bringing about the
resignation of Porflrlo Dlaa. In one ,
material respect It differed. There were
no mounted police or soldiers drawn
across the streets, and it was only after
a considerable time that a detachment
of rurales. spared from the fighting line,
appeared and dispersed the curious.
This required little effort. Overawed
already by the incidents of tne past
week, the hundreds moved quickly away
from the building, behind the closed
doors of which the senators were frank
ly admitting the Imminent danger of in
tervention if the conflict In the capital
A resolutloo'waa adopted that a com
mittee of the whole wait upon the
president at the palace. Twenty sen
ators proceeded there, including the
president of the senate, but were given
little satisfaction. They were inlormed
that Madero was not in. and It was In
timated that he was on the firing line
with General Huerta. but only a few
minutes before Madero had been In con
ference with the Spanish minister, to
whom he made his declaration of de
fiance to the rebels. 'v
Mexican attorneys say the Senate ftaa
no power to force the president to re
sign. Joint action of the two houses U
practically impossible, because there
probably are not enough deputies in the
city to make a quorum. It. Is also con-
sldered Questionable whether any ac
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1 view of the proclamation of martial
portant news which It Is believed
should be first discussed at a Cabinet
meeting which will probably be held
TeUgrams received at the State De
partment late Idst night tell of the sup
pression of the Mexican Herald, the
blgegst English newspaper In Mexico,
and the locking of the doors of its
building. The newspaper was sup
pressed by President Madero, who Im
mediately placed an armed guard at
This is the second time the Herald
has gained the enmity of Madero, it
having ceased publication "once before
for five days.
It was announced at the State Depart
ment today that the Amedican am
bassador, accompanied by the German
minister, went to the palace yesterday
o Interview General Huerta. They saw
General Huerta. President Madero and
the minister for foreign affairs, Lar
curaln. The ambassador asked:
First, that the military disposition of
the government forces should be made
so as not to render necessary firing on
the citadel over the residential quarter.
Second, that a free zone should be
established around the embassies which
should be treated not only as an em
bassy, but also as a humanitarian es
tablishment. Third, that the government should
unite with an American committee for
thepurpose of tha establishment of cen
ters for thedlstrlbutlon of bread to the
Fourth, that firing on certain Ameri
can and pubjlo buildings and especially
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