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Rain Tonight or Saturday.
Last Edition' f
Parliamentary Puzzle Result of
Failure of "Wet" and "Dry"
Factions to Agree.
FEAR TO VOTE ON EXCISE
Record Ballot Certain to Mean
Passage of Measure With
With the "dry" and "wet" elements
In the House refusing to compromise
on a substitute measure, an involved
parliamentary situation exists at the
Capitol today because of the Senate's
action in inserting in the District of
Columbia appropriation bill the
Jones-Works liquor measure.
Numerous conferences between
House leaders have so far been fruit
less and no member seems to know
the fate of the District bill or the
amendments thereto except for the
general impression that if a record
vote Is had, the excise law will stay
in the bill.
Here Is the situation which Is worry
Ins the House membership this after
nooiff The JJistrict bill is with the Appro
priations Committee, where It was sent
late yesterday when congressman
Willis of Ohio refused unanimous con
ent to -send It to conference.
The -Rules Committee today postponed
action on a resolution to order the bill
tent to conference with a disagreement
en 'bloc on all Senate amendments. It
this- rule had been brought in the en
tire nrftter would have been left to the
Congressman Burleson appeared be
fore the Rules Committee and "It was
Informally decided to postpone the, re
port of a special rule on the theory
that some -other way out of the parlia
mentary difficulty might be found.
A. contributing factor to the non
action qf the Rules Committee was the
certalntyihat If a special rule had been
reported, advocates of the Jones-Works
bill In the House would have attempted
to "defeat the previous question, tbun
throwing the rule open to amendment.
Such a course would have brought the
record vote on the liquor question,
which everybody seems to be avoiding.
Gallinger Bill Safe.
The Gallinger public utilities bill is not
the subject of serious dispute in the
House. No matter what may be the
outcome of the liquor light, which is
now under the surface, the utilities
measure is practically sure to stay in
the District bill.
The full Appropriations Committee
will meet late this afternoon to take up
the District bill as reported from the
Senate. The committee probably will
disagree to all Senate amendments, but
there again arises the impossibility of
sending the bill to conference by unani
A record vote on the Jones-Works
bill, the members of the committee fully
realize, means that the conferees will
be instructed to accept the Senate
amendment .although the Jones-Works
bill in Its present shape Is admittedly
not a perfect piece or legislation.
Representatives of the Anti-Saloon
League were about the Capitol todav.
Several members opposed to prohibi
tion legislation complained that these
"white ribboners" had assumed i dic
tatorial attitude and had boasted of
hddine the whip hand.
Members of the Appropriations
Committee who have been seeking a
compromise liquor bill, say thrir ef
forts have been fruitless. It looks
like a vote on the Jones. Work Mil
or nothing. The Impossibility of
-- -'e. It Is ncld. Is due to the
unyielding detriandg of the "white
iiitonerc on one hand and thoso
who are absolutely opposed to liquor
legislation on the other.
It Is learned that Congressman
Burleson. In charge of the District
bill, has suggested a compromise
mrnsur In order not to tie up the
Dlrtrlct budget but his efforts to
this hour have neen unavailing
May Die In Committee .
There are rumors now that the entire
District bill may die in the Appropria
tions Committee- Pome of the bitter op
ponents of the Jones-Works "rider" are
working quietly on such a plan Mr.
Burleson, however, does not favor a
plan to kill the District bill He is
heartily In favor of the public utilities
bill, as inserted by the Senate, but is
understood to be opposed to the liquor
bill In its present drastic form.
There is one chance for .1 vum promise
When the bill Is jroucht bi'k bv the
Appropriations Committee 1 motion ma 1
be made to concur in the Senate amtrd
ment "wi'n an amendment." If an anil-
r.rohlbltionlst obtains recognition n
mav move to amend the Sn-Jt.' timeml- '
ment by materially modlf ling the .Ton' i-i
otks oui anu - i;uiiijuiiii-n; 'uiKui oe
But and here Is n cnntlngen-y s-sr-
Ing the membership of the House gerer.
llvlf the motion to cor.cu with an
amendment Is defeated, th-n the ote
comes on a motion to concur, and If the!
Continued on Ninth Pajre.) I
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Yesterday's Circulation, 47,402
FAVllRS BODY TO
Interstate Industrial Board Is
Urged in Report of Senate
WOULD AID SHERMAN LAW
Specific Legislation Concerning
Corporations, P r e c I u ding
Court Action, Asked.
The Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee today adopted a report on
the subject of further legislation for
the regulations of the trusts and cor
porations, the effect of which is to
recommend to Congress prompt and
far-reaching laws to strengthen the
anti-trust laws already in force.
The idea of a commission, such as
the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, to aid in the regulation of the
great interstate industrial corpora
tions, is favored.
Cummins Made Report.
In the main, the committee adopted
the report which was submitted for the
consideration of the committee by Sena
tor Cummins some days ago. The re
port reviews the situation to date, as
to enforcement of the 'anti-trust laws,
dissects the various decisions of the
courts in trust cases, holds that the cor
porations must be regulated by law,
and not by court decisions, would hae
the laws pertaining to the corporations
more clearly defined and specific, and in
J addition to this would have a great ad
ministrative commission to supervise
the corporations, substantially as the
Interstate Commerce Commission regu
lates the railroads.
The report does not recommend a spe
cific bill. It Is In general terms and
is intended rather to point out the im
perative need of prompt and compre
hensive legislation than to push any
particular measure, .
The -committee re port. Is madetks the
outgrowth of the'lnvestigatlon last ses
sion by this commute into the subject
of the need for additional corporation
Two Are Opposed.
The report is not unanimous. At least
two of the committee are opposed.
It will be submitted next Wednesda-.
Seeral Senators will express supple
mental views not entirely in accord with
the main body of the committee as to
certain phases of the report., Qn th
whole, the action today, however, com
mits the Interstate Commerce Commit
tee to an advanced program of corpor
ation legislation. This meets the no
tions of most of the Republicans and
Democrats of the committee, and It
means that In all reasonable likelihood
the next Congress will put through
legislation along the lines of the report.
Inasmuch as the report will not be
made to the Senate until next Wednes
day, and several mnnlpmontni ,-,
are to bo drawn up, the exact language
.. K. lcfl waa not released ror pub
NO FINES AS YET
IN TRAFFIC CASES
Judge Pugh Waits for Public to
Become Educated to New
Violators of the new traffic regula
tions, which have been in efTect less
than a month, are not being fined for.
their offenses in the District branch of
the Police Court. Every man to this
date arraigned for violations of the reg
ulations, with the exception of one who
told the court that he knew the ordln- !
ance ho was charged with violating I
was promulgated years ago but had
never been enforced, have been allow
ed to go their respective ways aftei '
warnlngs not to repeat the offense with
j which they were charged.
I Juuge Pugh declares that he believes
, In educating the public first regarding
the new regulations He realizes, he
, -nit, that thtie ure many persons op
rratlng automobiles and driving ve
hicles In the city who do net yet know
u... , i,- ve tn h i.nMo.1 i.v th nan. I
i hi not begin Imposing penalties
until I think the public is educated, and
is not violating the regulations because
oi ignorance, said Judge Pugh today
"Of courne. T mr:in tn .iv thn II nnuM
be unreasnn.ihin tn nnn .nnn, rai
trIWal offenses which they committed
wiruugii ignorance oi tlj new regula-
"To bring an automobile operator or
a vehicle driver Into court for such
offenses Is enough nutii-ht-pni fur tv,
present. The penalties can be Imposed
later on when with a knowledge, or a
bj the offenders."
presumed Knowledge or the law Is haJ
Date Fixed for Hearing
Utilities Merger Case
Arguments on the demurrers filed
against the bill to prevent the merger
of local public utility corporations
with the Washington Utilities Com
pany, the $50,XX),003 Virginia concern,
will be heard by Justice Barnard, In
Equity Court, No. 1, next Friday.
The respective counsel brought the
matter before Justice Barnard today
and he fixed the UU of tb "'Tiny
Parents Find Two-Year-Old
Sent From Hospital Does
Not Belong to Them.
BODY IN GRAVE FOR MONTH
Real Mother Finally Convinced
She Mourned Wrong Infant
and Hers Is Living.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21. That
their two-year-old daughter had been
dead and buried for more than a
month, and that the child turned over
to them yesterday as cured of scarlet
fever was the offspring of another
was the information conveyed to Mr.
and Mrs. Isadore Kaufman today by
officials of the Municipal Hospital.
Investigation which followed the
return by Kaufman of a two-year-old
child to the hospital revealed the fact
that the body of his daughter,
Beatrice, was turned over to Mrs.
George Engleman last month and
buried without her identification.
Child Cannot Tell.
At the hospital today the living child
v.as unable to determine definitely
which one of the women was her
It was not until this afternoon that
Mrs. Engleman was able to convince
the hospital authorities that the living
child was her own. After positive
identification the youngster was turned
over to her and the child she had been
mourning -as dead for over a month
was restored to her arms, cured of scar
let fever. ,
Meanwhile the body .which was be
lieved to be that' o JMo'lle" Enltmj
will be exhumed to 'determine whether
It is In reality that of 'Beatrice TCauf
Economy Expert of Treasury
Succeeds Margaret Kelly,
Who Drew Big Salary.
Jasper N. Baker, secretary of the de
partmental committee on economy and
efficiency of the Treasurr Department,
v.as today appointed by Secretary Mac
Veagh as assistant director of the mint,
succeeding Miss Margaret V. Kelly,
who was known as the highest salaried
woman In th Government service.
Dr. Baker's appointment comes as a
reward for his efficient service In the
Government covering a period of nearly
twenty years, and In special recognition
of his work in economy and efficiency
reform, and In putting the Treasury De
partment on a business baats. These re
forms In methods. In which Mr. Baker
had a leading part, will. It was asserted
today, save the Government $3,000,000
annually In the Treasury Department
alone. Mr. Baker Is at present engaged
in successfully launching the new sys
tem of Government disbursements that
simplifies methods, saves the Treasury
HO.OuO a year,, and Baves the pensioners
and other Government beneficiaries a
far greater sum.
The assistant mint directorship Is a
Masslflerl clil scnlce position and car-
! ries a salary of $3,000 a year.
Mr. HaKer was oorn in ouunvuie, near
EvansvllK. Ind.. In Yn&-
took a course In the Indianapolis Busl-
ness University, and In 1M7 located at
Wichita, Kan., and became Identified
with several of the 3lg milling ana
banking institutions of the Southwest &
a bookkeeper and accountant. During
the panic he came to the Treasury De
partment us a clerk In th ofce of the
auditor of the Postoffice Department,
at a salary of $1,000. He served through
the various grades of that office to prln-
clnal bookkeeper, at $2,t0i' a )ear.
u line ei--t ... -,.,. .-.-. ..j i,i- wi.
camo one of Secretary Mac eagh's ex
perts on economy and efficiency Jn the
Govemmtnt service and sponsored
many reforms. A yar ago he was
transferred from the rolls of the au
ditor's olflcc to the Secretary's office, at
111.11-. ..! I., ,1.1a Pinacttir l.a Vtr.
$2,500 a j ear.
Wilson Sees Dentist
For Last Time Today
PHILADELPHIA. Feb 21. President-1
elect Wilson came to Philadelphia early I
todav for his final session with his den-1 That the Senate Is ready for the
tist, whom he has visited every Friday ! rush of winding up the session wob
morning for the last five weeks He- Indicated today when It was decided to
expected to have the Job finished today! R'n meeting at 10 o'clock on Monday
and be In shape to attend ttrlctly to the,f next ! Ten o'clock will be the
business of being President without j meeting hour from now on.
having to give up any iime to tooth-
plugging after March 4.
. Why Not
Spend your Mid-Lenten Holiday In
Ashevllle Mountains Land of the SIcy,
Florida, Cuba Many fanous resorts In
the South. Southern Railway offers un
excelled service. Consult Agents, 70S
Ulb St, MOfi Mr gt. N. Wr-n-dVW
Military Aid to
FIFTY MILLIONS IN
'PORK BARREL' BILL
rr?l0$J? JJ? la Veto.
Public Buildings Act Unless:
Congress Kills It.
Carrying important amendments tre
latlng to the District, the public build
ing bill was reported to the Senate to
day. Altogether, the bill Is Increased about
$20,000,000 over the House bill, and is
now close to the $JO.OO0.00O-mark. It
Is generally believed it will cither fall
in Congress or be vetoed by the Pres
ident, About half the Increases are for the
District, They Include $3,000,000 for the
memorial bridge across the Potomac;
$2.3"O,00O for the park to connect Rock
Creek Park and Potomac Park; $1,750,00'
for the new armory, and $400,000 as the
share of the Government toward a
building in the District to memorialize
the loyal women of the civil war. The
building and site arc to cost not less
The Government share of $400,000 1
not to be paid until the Commandery
of New York of the Military Order of
the Loyal Legion raises $300,0u0.
The proposed armory Is to be on t.e
northern part of the Government reser
vation bounded by B street north. B
street south. Twelfth street west and
Fourteenth street west. This is the
tract north of the New National Mu
seum. The George Washington Memorial
Association is authorized to erect H
$2,000,000 building on the old Pennsyl
vania Btatlon site.
The bill fixes the limit of cost of the
new Bureau of EngruMng building ut
The Secretary of tne Treasury Is au
thorized to prepare plans and estimates
for a national archives building oon
talnlnK not less than 3.000.ai0 cubic feet.
iierore this Is completed tlio best nr-
chives buildings of Europe are to be
Inspected. The cost of the proposed
building Is to be a maximum of $1,D00,
000. For the preparation of the designs
and estimates, the sum of $5,000 Is
TO CLOSE SESSION
Final Press of Business Begins
Next Week When Opening
Will Be Advanved.
The Senate will meet at 11 o'clock to-
morow and will begin eulogies at 2
o'clock. Eulogies areto be offered for
Senator R.iyner and several members of
An .igreehicnt was reached to vote on
the La Follette .physical valuation bill
the Monday before adjournment, with
out laUflsring wit- appropriation bull.
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EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
Phota by O. V. Buck.
KEEPS ITS CLERKS
Plan to Cgt;Foro One-third Is
.'Dectare3 Unfeasible in View
- or ' "
of Coming Changes.
No reduction lnthe working force of
the War Department will be made dur
ing the present Administration, despite
the recommendation of the President's
Economy and Efficiency Commission
that nearly one-third of the staff be dis
missed. In reaching this decision the depart
ment la following the report of a special
Investigating board appointed by Sec
tary pf War Stlmson to determine how
best the recommendations of the Econo
my and Efficiency Commission could be
put Into effect. That Investigating
board accepted many of the recommenda
tions, of the commission, and is now put
ting them into effect. After the report
was made to Secretary of War Stlmson,
the details wherein the board agreed
with the commission were made effec
tive at once without a formal orden
Before the number of employes could
be reduced materlallj further action
decld on the Secretary of War. He
has not taken this action and will not
The last appropriation bill, passed
during the last session, provided for a
reduction of 5 per cent In tho working
force of the War Department. This re
duction Is being effected through a sys
tem of not filling vacancies. Estimates
for the department were made this year
on tne oasis of a 5 per cent reduction
in the number of employes.
VTho Economies and Efficiency Com
mission thought that more than 200 em
ployes could be dropped. The War De
partment thinks not.
The chief argument made, which
saves to these 200 men their positions
In the department, was that "before it
could be known what reduction could
properly be made In the working force
It would be necessary to put Into effect
the other economies and methods or
efficiency prescribed by the Commis
sion. To put these changes Into effect
will require the same force of employes
now paid wages. Only after the ma
chinery of the economies has been test
ed will It be possible to know if fewer
engineers and helpers are needed.
This test cannot be completed within
the next two weeks.
Places Safe for a Year.
The President's Efficiency and Econ
omy Commission will probably be re
tained under the Wilson Administration,
but before Its recommendations, even If
repeated, aro put Into effect, the next
Secretary of War must familiarize him-
seir v.itn the details of tho department.
Theee facts, together with the plain
btatement of the Investigating board,
which was headed by Brigadier General
Andiews. adjutant general, that the re
duction in force should not be made,
probublj means, for a year at least, a
continuation of the existing force.
Smill salngs have already been ef
fected by the u of letters in many
cases where telegrams were formerly
Ufed. Geiieial orders on this subject
wire Issued some time ago.
Sundry Civil Budget
Unopposed in House
The House today continued Its con
sideration of the sundry civil bill, one
of the large annual budgets, and the
eadlnc of tho bill did not brliifj points
of order ngalnst the various district
Items contained therein
The Items relating to the Improvement
of the botanical gardens, the Capitol
grounds, and the printing allowances for
the Government printing offices were all
passed over without objection The bill
will pars the House late today in sub
stantially the'same form it was refortad.
ARMY OF 37,000
Inaugural to Include 10,000
. Civic Marchers, 1,000 Vets,
and 26,000 Soldiers.
ALL EYES ARE ON McCOMBS
Campaign Manager to Be Big
Figure in Conference Day
After the Ceremonies.
More than 37,000 men will be in
the parade which-will take place up
Pennsylvania avenue the afternoon
of March 4 In -honor of President
Woodrow Wilson, it was announced
today in the office of the grand mar
shal of the parade, Gen. Leonard
Wood, by Col. Henry Allen,, his chief
The' national Democratic commit
tee will hold one of the most import
ant political meetings of its career
in Washington the day after inaugu
ration. Chairman' McCombs will
come to this city. It was learned to
day from Colonel Birch, military aide
for Governor Wilson, the first of
Reports to Wilson.
Colonel Birch, who has been here
conferring with the inaugural commit
tee and with the joint Congressional
committee, will leave this evening for
Trenton, where he will report to the
President-elect what he has seen and)
heard here In Washington. Approval
of the inaugural 'committee' plans has
already been given .by Colonel Birch for
The men announced to take part In
the procession in honor of the ,
PresIdenCwtlfcompr 5,000 reJart.
21,000 mllltlameBfcWM clvW,-War??ano!
Spanlsh-Amerlcan War veterans. 10,000
members of civic organizations.
It Is likely that the number will be
considerably swelled, by the time the
parade Is held. Chairman Robert N.
Harper, of 'the committee on civic or
ganizations, told General Wood and
Colonel Allen today that 10,000 was a
conservative estlmate'for the number of
civic marchers. ,
List of Bodies.
Mr. Harper gave a list of the organi
zations under his jurisdiction which so
far as known, will take part. It is
likely that a number more will be add
ed to these.
Between the arrival of Mr. McCombs
and the President-elect, at 4 o'clock the
afternoon of March 3. the chairman of
the Democratic national committee la
likely to be the most interesting figure
In Washington, and the one most
sought after by the hordes of office
seekers who quadrennially arrive in the
National Capital prior to the Inaugura
tion of a new President.
But the office seekers will likely be
disappointed; It Is said, for McCombs
plans to keep In seclusion between the
time of his arrival here and the Inau
gural of President Wilson.
A meeting of the fireworks committee
Is called for Wednesday night at the
New Wlllard by Chairman Isaac dans.
This will be the final meeting of the
committee and all business will be
wound up and badges distributed.
More than 600 extra workers will be
taken on at Union Station to help the
regular forces of employes care for tho
crowds coming for the inaugural cere
monies and festivities. Announcement
was also made at the station today
that the big building and grounds will
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Admit, However, That District
Attorneys Are at Work on
That United States District Attorney
John McCourl. at Portland. Ore., had
been temporarily assigned to assist tho
United States District Attorney, nt
Seattle, Wash., In certain Investigations,
was admitted at the Department of
Justice today Officials refused to con
firm or deny the report that an. action
was contemplated at Seattle against
an alleged "Telephone trust."
It was said that McCourl has not re
signed hla place nt Portland, hut has
been merely assigned for special work.
Some time ago the Department of
Justice turned over to the Interstate
Commerce CommlsMon n. mass of com
Dln'lnts against telephone companies a.l
over the country, charging that the
Hell telephone system was a "monop
oly." The commission Issued an order of
nvpxtlgatlon. At that time. It was
stated that the Department of Justice
wou'd probably await the outcome of
the commission's probe before procecd-
lng In Uat matter.
ON TELEPHONE QUIZ
IMADERO FORCE DEFIES
Ousted President's Followers Hold Great Fortress.
At Vera Cruz and Three Gunboats Gov
ernors of Two States Take Stand Against
RENEWAL OF C0NFLICTHAY CAUSE
OUSTED RULER TO BE SHOT AT ONCE
t With three gunboats in their possession and the great
fortress of San Juan del Ulloa, partisans of Francisco
Madero have refused to acknowledge and are'defying-the
Huerta government, according to dispatches received by
the State Departmenttoday from Consul Canada.
This is the most serious revolt that has confronted the
If this revolt assumes serious possible proportions it
is believed that Madero's life will be even more in -jeopardy
than it is now. Being in the custody of Huerta's meruit is
thought probable'that Huerta order his execution in
ATE OF MADERO
Special Session Is Called to
Consider Execution of the
Ousted President. .
MEXICO CITT, Feb. 21. A specfal
session of the Mexican congress will de
cide the fate of former President Ma
dero late this afternoon. It Is believed
that he will not be executed. General
Huerta has assured Mrs. Madero and
the American ambassador that Madero's
life is in no danger. There Is fear,
however, that his fate will be that of
Gustavo Madero. He Is looked upon by
the government as an object of terror.
Mrs. Madero Is suffering; with nervous
prostration. In spite of assurances she
fears that her husband never will leave
Mexico City alive.
Already the Maderlsts are talking of
a counter revolution saying that one
will be In progress within the month.
It is believed, however, that any such
movement would be put down relent
lessly. The people are sick of revolu
tions and want nothing better tnan to be
allowed to work In peace.
The announcement that Oroxco is on
his way to the capital to give the gov
ernment advice Is received with amuse
ment here. The government has let It
be known that Orosco either must obey
or be wiped out entirely.
The city Is almost back to Its normal
condition now. The signs of the battle
are still prominent, hundreds of build
ings showing scars of the conflict, but
the people seem to have returned to
their normal spirits and arc resuming
their occupations where they left off
when the battle began.
Sftvernl of the theaters were opened
last night with their regular bills and
nearly every one was crowded.
START NEXT MONTH
Treasury Department to Start
Reorganization of Service
The plan of the Treasury Department
for the reorganization of the customs
collection sen-Ice has been placed in
the hands of President Taft by Secre
tary MacVeagh and will probably be
acted upon next week.
This has proved to be one of the most
vexatious problems brought to the
White House. Congressmen from all
parts of the United Staes have called
on the President with appeals that
their pntronace be saved.
The economies to be effected by the
reorganization are certain and Congress
men are forced to admit the merit of
the plun, but are very unwlllln- to
have the economies made by taking
aw.iv from them the much desired po
All surveyorshlps will be abolisher
under the plan as It no wstands and In
most States one main port will be desig
nated at which all the accounts of the
subports will bo audited.
Cuba, Florid-, Savannah, Augusta. 4
Ltd trains dally. Electric-lighted Pull
mans. Atlantic Coast Line. Superior
roadway. 1106 New York ave. n-W.
PRICE ONE CENT
order to discourage his followers.
Others 'are of the opinion, that Huerta
,iUvstoai to do this because of
tie .user of l..siln the ewntry
Bsi-B til If" . J"
j2?f5--f Wrfas ! uea a
SELT5 the " of HwrtaTnd
of ?JET,P,e' - Potion.
or the Hrilttary commanders In Vera.
Crta, and none have so large a force in
Jl VelMco- nerai Valdex. ad
ministrator of the' customs house at
T.era Cruz, the Jefe politico, the in
spector of police, the commanding offi
cers of the three gunboats in the harbor
and the district judge have refused to
hSf?f th HUerU 0Teent and
! ft-f n,Mt,nr ta the -t 'or
tress of Ulloa to discuss the situation.
Most significant in his connection
- me telegram of Consul Canada
that specific orders had been sent from
General Huerta that the adherents of
Diax who were throwa In prison "by
Madero during the earUer course of the
revolutlon.be released and that the of
ficials had refused to obey these orders.
Position Is Strong.
vera Cruz Is the main seaport of Mex
ico. There are most of the customs col
lected. It has the best harbor- on the
east coast and Is the terminal of most o:
the steamship lines plying the Gulf.
Outside of the capital itself It Is the
strongest position rebels could occupy.
The whole city Is dominated by the gun
boats and San Juan del Ulloa,
Most serious trouble Is anticipated
from the situation there. The unanim
ity -" which the officials have re
ft recognize the Huerta regime Is
ta indicate that stubborn reslat-
a l be made.
esence of American war vessels
in . ports has so far had a most
beuencial effect, according to Ambassa
dor Wilson. If the Huerta forces ad
vance on Vera Cruz a most involved
situation will follow, the American bat
tleships being constrained to protect
foreign interests there, while, at the
same time, the battleships cannot well
be used to force the surrender of the
Maderlsta. who hold the town, and
whose Presence will be the sole cause of
hostilities which might result In Injury
to foreign life and property.
The provisional government was
greeted with "vivas" when it took over
the reins of administration yesterday In
Mexico City, but nowhere "else does It
appear that General Huerta's govern
ment has excited either applause or
marked feeling of satisfaction.
The orders for the departure of the
transport Sumner from Newport News
to Galveston were suspended today, but
In no other way have the preparations
of this Government for Intervention
been changed. This transport was to
be used to convey a part of the Third
(Continued on Page Nine.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at noon.
Public buildings .bill reported Liberal
allowances made for District.
Interstate Commerce Committee adopts
report favoring comprehensive trust
Agricultural bill reported.
Senate will begin 10 o'clock meetings
Physical valuation bill to be voted oa
the Monday before adjournment.
River and harbor bill taken up.
Met at 10:S0.
Debate on sundry civil bill resumed.
No decision reached by House leaders
regarding Senate amendments of the
-- sUppl&S Inquiry was continued.
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