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Rain This Afternoon;
Cloudy and Colder Tonight.
Yesterday's Circulation, 47,642
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, EEBBUABY 22, 1913.
PBICE ONE CENT
Government Business Stopped!
and Day Observed by Civic
and Patriotic Bodies.
FAREWELL ADDRESS IS READ
Senator Burton, in Oration,
Says First President Would
Be Progressive Now.
SUIl "first in the hearts of his
countrymen," George Washington is
honored today in Washington and
throughout the country. In the Na
,tlon's Capital, which owes so much
to him, thousands of people in all
walks of life are paying tribute to
the "Father of His Country."
Government business the busi
ness that he did so much to estab
lish was closed down today out of
respect to his memory. Congress,
civic, organizations, patriotic socie
ties, and individuals joined today in
singing the praises of the national
Farewell Address Is Read.
Washington, named after the first
President, especially observes the holl
'day. commemorating the ISOth anniver
sary of his birth. The city Is showing:
In verbal tribute, and In a display of
the national colors, the reverence and
esteem which Its citizens feel for the
great George "Washington. He Is, in
deed, still "First in war. first in peace,
and first in tl.e hearts of his country
men." Washington's Farewell Address, given
T"ten he was departing from Washing
ton an the Erst ex-President, was read
this morning in tooth houses of Con
gress. Senator .Brandegoe read for the
Senate, anl Qne of tho Speaker's as
blstants read the address to the House.
This in an annual 'custom
The -Sons of the American Revolution
paraeBpetially. bSglf"'trlb:jte to 'Wash
ington todaj V a-nieetlng at "the Co
lumbia Theater at noon Senator- Ilurton
drew a picture of what he conceived
Washington's course w ould be in the in
tricacies of modern politics.
Above all he would "be a progressiva,
In politics, declared the Senator. He
mculd be in touch with afflars. and
would sea clearly the path of the fu
ture. He would give due regard to
measures safeguarding the people from
hasty, inconsiderate Judgments, but he
would realize the importance of public
conscience in snaplng the right course
of American statesmanship.
Would Stand for Reforms.
He would know that public opinion
Is the greatest despot, and therefo-e
would have shaped public opinion in
proper chaahels; he would deplore th
slanders of yellow Journals, but would
take steps to charge the public de
mand ror nabty Journalism and en-
Senator Burton declared that Wash
Ington would stand for reforms In court
ana oovernrnent matters, where now
there are dlnfctiltlcs in the way of
Making an indirect attack on Con
gressmen and Senators. the Senator as
serted that Aasningtoii would have
the courage of his conviction, that lie
would not ridicule a bill in the cloak
room and vote for it on the llnor. or
chRnce his views on the urgent de
mands of a hurried message from
In social matters, he iid Washing
ton would be t conit to the spir't
of n greater demo-rev, despite his
He wouW tn to lie,ilcte in Ameri
cans a greater 'merest ' govx-nmAii,"l
matters. In foreign aff.i'rs he wn.iM
stand for the nrineinles of good faith,
honesty. Justice, and hirmonr
Should Recall Ideals Daily.
"This countr needs to call back to
Its memory the thoushs nnrt ideals
of Washington not onlv on Feb-uary
S." declared the Senator hu every
day In the year."
Other soeaVcrs wcie Hip ttev rtr.
Handolph H. McKlm. the Hcv John Van
Schnick, jr.. Robert K l.ee. ir of Vlr-
glnia. and Senate- Porter. J M.-f'um- l
ber of North Dakota. Mr McCumher'i. approved of, and when h- retired
ZPrUUhCr CTTTn "f ""Hweacroanu''nofa;
Treaties With Great Britain n.i n,,,. ' ,., -,n m.nnraii mH mnin.
Duty to Submit Questions of Difference !
The strains of "America" ami "Tii.
Star-Saanglcd Rannet" -were minMn.i
With those of "Dlvlc" l.v ;he I'niiH
States Marin SikI , t, i..ni ,
of the Sor-s of the American RpvoIk- ,
tlon. at Rauscher's at 1 o'clock this pf- ,
ternoon. the hlstorlin Heidcn Marvin i
Ely. reported the following deaths In
the oast year; John Louis Fren-h. I
March IS. 111!- Archibald W Rutt I
drowned In the Titanic d raster Apr'l
35. 131!- James C Wheeler June ;.
1912; John Mason Rrown. July 1. J31
(Continued on Third Page.)
rORKCAbT FOR THE DlbTRIC'l.
Rain this afternoon: cloudv and cold,-i
tcnlghU" Sunday fair and colacr
U. S. BUREAU. ! AFFLECK'S.
S a. Tn..... S3 I & a. in ji
9 a. ni 51 i Sa. rn oj
10 n. m 55 l 10 a. m 55
11 a. m S5 1 11 a. m 6H
12 noon 56 ' 32 noon 61
1 p. m 53 I 1 p. m u
2 p. m W I 2 p. m 65
High tides 9:06 a. m. and 9:"-2 p. m.
Low tides 3:12 a. m. and 5:35 p. m.
Hun rises 6:52 1 Sun seta 553
Envoy s Cossack Footman Uses Dagger
A carious crowd at the comer of
Fourteenth and F streets at
noon today got a glimpse of the
Russian ambassador's Cossack
footman In action with his dag
ger, too. However, the blade
was not put to any more serious
use than the repairing of a
piece of harness the breaking
of which almost resulted in a
serious accident to Mine. Bakh
meteff, wife of the ambassador.
The accident was caused by the
breaking of one of the reins,
which gave the Cossack the first
opportunity he has had to make
practical nse of the heavily be
jeweled dagger always worn in
a leather sheath suspended
from the belt around his wnist.
The drlTer had just started to
turn from F street Into Four
teenth street opposite the ew
Willard Hotel, when the harness
snapped. One of the horses
fell, but got to his feet again In
a moment and then the team
made a dash down the hill.
The Cossack jumped from his
seat and grabbed the horses.
Old Inhabitants Mourn Member
Who Was Called as Birth
The pall of death was thrown across
the Washington's Birthday celebration
of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants
today, just as the city's pioneers were
preparing to observe the day in the old
It came In hens of the death of S.
Thomas Brown, pioneer Georgetown
merchant, and one . of ..-the" best-loved
members of the association. Visibly af
fcctedtsJPesldent Noveauannounced the
news, and a. score of , "members arose to
pay - Informal tribute to the stricken
man. Among those was X. J. Cathell,
a life-long friend, who said:
"This news proved a terrible shock
to us. We hardly expected him to die
Just as we are in our annual meeting
and are bewailing the loss of so many
ot our brothers the past twelve months.
There Is something tragic in this. I
have known him almost ever since I
came to Washington, sixty-eight years
Georgetown Men Mourn.
Several Georgetown members of the
assoclatlei left the meeting and a clamps-
as cast upon the infvmal exer
cises that followed The meeting was
really turned from a celebration of
Washington's Birthday into a memorial
service for those who have died within
the J ear. The roll of deaths read by
Recording Secretary McCarthy was as
W. H. Bought. J. G. Bow en, Henry
V. Copp. Z. P. Dobbn, Henrj Franc,
W. H. Hoeke, Charles Kattleman, W.
A Linton. M Lorenzl, J. R. Major. R.
A. Phillips. J. II Reiss, G. W. Seitz,
T. R Smith, Charles S. Shreve. W. R.
Sebastian, J. S. Topham. D C. Turner,
B. T Trueworthj. W. B. Williams.
Resolutions were presented to the as
sociation extending condolences to the
family of the late Congressman W.
Wcdemcier of Michigan, who was an
honorary member of the society. Plana
wore alto made to uresent resolutions
In honor of president 'laft, wiose deep
Interest In the Capital City Is deeply '
apprct ateu u tnc uiucsi innauiwnu
' Wt should follow the oamole of
the Chamber of Commerce and Board
of Tiaoe in extending some tribute of
our rexard to President Tart, however
simple, ' said Robert H. Harkness. ' At
the banquet last week the President
spoke of the regard he has for our
president and for the society to which
we belong. I tITIr. we should show we
appreciate this feeling."
Other members expressed thcli re
gard for the PrcMdent, and one of
the oldebt Washlngtonians present
reminded his hearers of the fact n.ui
It was not every President of the
United States that has won the goo
graces of the Oldest Inhabitants As
xnciHtion. I'rebident Martin Van
Buren did many things, he alleged.
which Washtngtonians cordially dis-
UUfftJU. - Ul IH.IN"IIU." ...... . ... .....
with which tne citj naa ueen i
former Presidents when the retired,
ti the xhades of private life. !
The following names weie piopo'ed I
;or membership: Maurice O'tcrbac-k
waiter Allen. W. H. Wunder, and A j
p uaguer. Marcellus Cole was elected !
to membership. The presence ot Dr i
n-nlel MnKnrlnnd. who was a ilcnlUt
of Washington fortv years ago, brought
out a flood of reminiscences from those
who remembered him well in war-time
I I lie iuiuiill ut-icuiaiiun . .,.....-
!. - ....... ..I.UMnftnn nr VVr k 1 1. f-
inns rtirinaay uegan wim me sushis
of "An'.eiica" by the association and
. was continued hv the leading of Wasli-
. 'i.gton's Farewell Address bv the foinier
judge of the Police court, lvorv u .;
Kimball. Other members contributed
their s'.ore of wit and wisdom to the j
Nn Amprinans Wanted.
LONDON, Feb. 22. American bidders
will be barred when Stonehenge. one
of England's most famous Archeolog-
Ics, pronertv of Sir Edmund An-
Is enVrcd Vt auction
is ctTerea pi auction
ri-.. Cnn.n'nr rvie Via AMntie
Flonda Superior service via Atlantic
Coast Line. -N . & : Horda Special
IcS.vV.S:a) p' 'lu? other trains dally -
3-.05.IW0 p.m.M:20 a.m Kectilc llgnted
Pullmans. 1104 New lork ave. n-w.-J
tfnie. Bakhmcteff was assisted
from the carriage, and stood on
the curb, while the Cossack,
with the deftness of an expert
harnessmaker, used the dagger
to repair the broken harness.
In a minute or two the piece of
broken rein had been clipped
off, a new piece spliced on, and
the harness repaired good as
new. Mme. Bakhmeteff got back
in the carriage and was driven
The ambassador's Cossack attend
ant always has created a farore
wherever his carriage has been
seen. The footman is a giant
personage, with a plentiful mus
tache, baggy pants, boots, a
skirted coat, and a sort of fez
hat. He always carries a dag
ger and a big gun sluBg over ,
Bystanders today figure that the
accident settled the question as
to whether the jeweled dagger
really -was made for nse. Ap-
patently it had an edge as keen
as a razor.
DENY BILL LUIS
Jones and Works Say Report
Was Started in an Effort to
Beat Excise Measure.
Senators W. L. ones and John D.
Works, whose names are jointly at
tached to the excise bill now in the
House, voluntarily issued a state
ment today denying the claims that
the Jones-Works bill would reduce
the number of saloons In this city to
seven, and so mean practical pro
The statement is as follows;
Would Pennit 300 Saloons." (.
'The statement Is'belngdrcu'uTeH and
published in the neTttpJjpeH)'" that the
f excise bill incorporated in the District
appropriation bill is a prohlblton mea
sure, and that not more than seven
saloon lcenses can be legally granted
under Its provisions. There Is
not a word of truth in. this state
ment. It Is a pure fabrication. In
tended to defeat a worthy mea
sure, which every newspaper and
all good people In Washington should
"As originally Introduced, this criti
cism might Justly have been made upon
the bill, but after a thorough lieu ring,
at which all parties Interested were
allowed to appear and be heard, a sub
committee of the Committee on the
District of Columbia, of which we were
members', remodeled the bill so that
It Is In no sense prohibitive In its
character, and under It "W saloons can
be established and maintained In the
city of Washington without violating
any of ila restrictions or limitations.
Meant to Stop Encroachments.
"It is intended to prole t the schools
and churches of the city from the en
croachments of saloons, by which many
of them ace ijow surrounded, to ex
clude the saloons from the.strictly resi
dential portions of the city, and to pro
tect minors from the evil effects of the
liquor traffic us far as possible. Under
the law as It now Is there arp over Ave
hundred saloons In the cltv of Washing
ton: many of them aie In close nrox-
1 lmit to the school houses of the city.
and children cannot m nr inme niii!
out pasting them The tame Is true of
th churches. There are as many as
icn taloous on a square, and on Penn
svlvanta avenue frnm the White Ifnno-
to the Capitol, there were at the time
this hearing took place fifty-seven sa-1
"ir congress and the people or Wash
ington desire that this disgraceful con
dition should continue In the Capital of
the tint Ion. wpII and soort. but wp can
not remain silent and allow a measure
which we believe to be fair and Just to
be defeated bv falsehood and mlsiepre
sentatlon as to Its contents and effects.
"W. I.. .lONKS.
"JOHN D. WORKS"
UNI BILLS NOT
LIKELY TO PASS
i Senator Works Declares Meas
ures Are Now Out of Line for
Approval of Congress,
That the anti-lnjunetlon bill, the
women's eight-hour bill, the seamen's
bill, the masters and pilots' bill, and
all other ireasuicfi advocated by the
organized woikcrs would fall to pas
i i nis rcssion was nrenictcu today
Anolnr H'n.Ia if f a 1 1 f... . la .!..
has been promoting the women's
CRi,t -hour measure for the District
"So far as the District committee
Is concerneM." he raid, 'there )m
!,cc.n.no. attempt to delay mis class of
legislation. I am not a member of
the committees having the other bills
President Gomners and Peeretarv
Morrison, of the American Federation
? '-or. havo addressed an eleventl
h.our PPat lo every member of tin
Senate on behalf of the nntl-'nlunc
".Tn measure They recite the history
of the many Jearg of RtnlircIp op ,,
part of the unions to secure the rixht
, peacefully picket during sl-lk-c,
and beK fi,nt ,!ic fcvnute Itfdors- the
Clayton bill which pacd the House
SALOONS TO SEVEN
Democrats to Force Cut of
Twenty Millions in Measure
"GAG" RULE MAY BE USED
Two Battleship Plan Is Main
Obejct of Attack on Part
of the Majority.
The big naval appropriation bill,
carrying more than $146,000,000, was
the object in the House today of the
first serious filibuster of the Sixty
second Congress. If the "small navy"
members and the "economy" Demo
crats carry out their threats, the
naval bill is booked for a rough
passage, and it probably will not bo
sent to the Senate for several days.
In accordance with the demands of
an "economy conference" held by
forty Democrats last night, the fili
buster is being conducted to force re
ductions of nearly $20,000,000 In the
total of the bill.
May Talk Bill to Death.
The most effective obstructive tactics
will be used late this afternoon when
general debate is concluded and the bill
la read for amendment. Unless a "gag"
rule can be .devised, it is probable the
economists will attempt to "talk the bill
to death" "by Offering amendments to
every paragraph and debating them.
The filibuster, whlc hbegan late, yes
terday, was resumed today when Chair
man Padgett, of the Naval Committee,
asked unanimous consent to limit gen
eral debate to four hours. Congressman
Trlbble, a member of the Naval Com
mittee, who Is opposedto the large total
of the bill and who holds that reduc
tions may be made all along the line.
Immediately bbjected. General debate
was then begun and nobody holds a
The two battleships-authorization in
the bill is the butt of the attack, by
the economists. In whose front ranks
spoon. Hensiey, Bucnanan, Trlbble.
Rodflenbery, Howard, Sisson, and
Five member of the naval commit
tee Trlbble, Gregg, Hensiey. Bu
chanan, and Gregg refuse to support
'the bill reported by that committee"'
and the last four named have signed
a minority report demanding sweep
Report Of Minority.
On the subject of the Increase of the
navy ihe minority report says in part:
"We admit that our navy is inade
quate for a great many purposes. It is
inadequate for the purpose of conquest.
If we were to undertake to conquer
Kngland. Germany, France and Japan,
we would find that we have an insuffi
cient Peet for such purpose, and we
hope tlint out navy will always be in
adequate for any such purpose.
"It is also Inadequate to giatlfy the
wild-eyed extravagance of those who
measure all political wisdom by the
magnitude of the fund to be squandered.
Ii is also Inadequate to defend our
enuntry from Invasion In case all the
great counerles of Kurope should unite
In a war against us; and we arc noe In
fovor of building any navy adequate for
defense In such case, both because we
believe we v. Ill never be confronted with
anv such misfortune and also because In
such case we believe the wisest course
would be tt permit them to land their
nrrnles en our shores and depend upon
such armies ns rw- could raise to deter
mine again the olt-declded question"
whether America can be conquered.
"In conclusion, we appeal to the
Democratic members of the House to
htand by the policy of the patty and
uphold the wisdom of Its caucus in de
creeing three separate times that we
need no more battleships We urge
them to fulfill the pledges of economy
made In every platform of the party
Following adjournment of the House
the "economj'' Democrats determined to
wa?e a svstematlc light against the
$116,000,000 naval bill. This fight will be
to reduce the bill to below J130.000.0Oo
and to ell.nlnnte the provision for two
i ew battleships.
The confeierie named Congressman
Sounders of Virginia as the cencral for
thr b.mlc today. He will be aided by
Democratic members of the Naval Com
mittee who refused to sign the niajorit.v
rpoit in the bill and by thirty or fort:
additional economists, i nairmati Pad
KCtt. of the Naval Committpe. ma ha-e
(Continued on Second Page
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
S. Thomas Brown, Long Identi
fied With Business Interests
Here, Expires at- Home.
S Thomas rrown, cue of the nioit
prominent business men of the cilv,
died early this morning nt his home,
"303 p street noithwest after a Ion,
illness. He was elght-flve years o'd.
Mr Crown was president of the
Farmers' and Mechanics' Hank, and a
director of the Arlington Fire In
surant Company. He was connected
with many other business enterpiices
until it few j ears n;o when, owing t
ill hea'th. he gave up man) of hl3 In
terests. Mi. lirown is survived In four dmizh
tcrs and one son. nil of this clt). Th
1 uncial will tnke place .Ioniia aftei
noon from the residence. Hut ial will
be private, in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Deposed President, and His Wife
SENOS and SENORA
"General"; Jones Insists First
neao ortnaiion woura nave
Been fo rthe Cause.
CHURCH VJL.LB, 3Id.. Feb. S.-Slng-ing
patriotic airs, waving flags and
touching off some patriotic sentiments
for the benefit of the wondering natives
hereabouts, the foot-sore band under
General Rosalie Jones celebrated Wash
ington's Birthday near here today.
"General" Jones insisted that Wash
ington would have been for woman suf
frage had he lived In this j?er!od. She
eso-tlon on what she called
Inferences in his addresses that he fav
.. .. . o.h.ik iignts, ' which she said
- uur.titl o the same thing.
Each "hiker" carried a flag today In
observance of the anniversary of the
birth of "The Father of Our Country,"
and all Joined in the singing of patri
ui.c curb us they struggled over the
muddy roads. The holiday spirit was
much In evidence and It seemed to
break the monotony.
. i ,5101.8 servicen will be held tomor
inw .u one or the resting points.
Refreshed by Maryland food at Havre
dt Umh'. thf "inkers" army moved on
toward Belair, Md., on time this morn
ing. Even "Colonel" Ida Craft, who be
came mired in the mud yesterday and
did not arrive for hours, was Jubilant.
General Jones was so cheerful that she
called off the Sunday night stop at
Tow son and said she was .going to
tramp on Into Raltimore. arriving about
6 o'clock p. m. Sundaj.
A long seaich was made early today
for Gfii. Mmrav Vamllver, treasurer of
Maryland. He Is an old school Demo
i.U hi.i suppoxedlv an antl. Like. M.
F Fahej, politician and racing man, he
Kept in hiding.
The nrmv stirted with assurances
that t'f mud was benlnd them. It was
by far their worst day. Rubber shoes
were lost. Feet sank in clay mire until
walking was all but Impossible. Some
are declared to have taken lifts offered
by klPdly farmers, but this is officially
Rehoboth, Del., Almost Wiped
Off Map by Blaze Today.
Relief Is Forwarded.
RnilOBUTH, Del., Feb 22. Twenty
cottuges. the Atlantic Hotel, one stoic,
and other buildings have been de
stroyed Ii) tire at Rchobcth The loss
will amount to mure than J100.000. The
fire Is still umliccked and making Its
way toward the ocean When nppealed
to for help Wilmington. Del.. 100 miles
away, rushed four companies to the
seaside tov. n. Dtiamlte Is also being
rushed to Itchobetb with which to blow
down buildings In the path of the
The flro was dlscoveied at 3 o'clock
today In a garage on the main avenue
of the summer resort, and spread rap
Idly. All the buildings are made of
wood. Vand, although the fire department
fought th" flrc with every piece of ap
paiatus. no effect could be made and
the (lames spread.
H noon the water supply of the
town had been cvhausted. and those.
whose homes and buplncssrs hud not
hern consumed had but one hope, that
n stop gap might be lilusl.d In the path
of the fire.
When it was seen that the local flre
llghtcrb tould do nothing to stop the
lire an appeal for help vas scut to
FRAlfCISCO L XADERO.
NeW "Cars Wif $tat Sixtw
" Passengers and Have Their
Entrance in Front. .
Residents of Sixteenth street and
other thoroughfares included in the
route of the Metropolitan Coach Com
pany will have at their disposal Mon
day an improved herdic service. A
sufficient number of cars will be In
stalled to provide for a flve-minuu
headway from sixteenth -and U streets
to the down-town terminus at Fifteenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue. The
new cars, which are of a type ap
proved by the District Commissioners,
have a seating capacity for sixteen
passenger. Entrance is at the front.
The cars were built by the J. G. Brill
Company, of Philadelphia.
The herdlcs will operate under a
schedule fixed by tin; Commissioners.
The first car will leave Sixteenth and
U streets at C a. m., and the last at
11 :5 p. m.
The installation of an improved ser
vice lis In accordance with an act of
Congress conferring on the Commission
ers authority to regulate the operation
and equipment of the letropolltan
Coach Company. The law provides
that the company shall furnish "at all
times such service ns shall bo reason
ably safe and adequate and shall main
tain Its vehicles In good and proper
repair, neat and clean, free from of
fensive smoke and odors. In a sanitary
condition, sufficient In number and
reasonably comfortahle and convenient.
The act was passed August 21, and be
comes effective February 21.
Provision is made for the exchange
of fiee transfers between the herdic
company and the lines of the Cap
tal Traction Company and Washing
ton Railway end Electric Company at
Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania
WILL EXHUME BODY
OF INFANT TODAY
Philadelphia Authorities to Prove
or Disprove Death of Child
Swapped in Hospital.
PHILADELPHIA Feb. 22. The
mother ot neatrice Kaufman wants to
know If her little girl Is dead or has she
beon lellvcrcd to some other woman
who is laboring under the delusion that
she Is In possession of her own child.
To nnswer this question the body of
a child burled as Motile Englcman In
Mt. Carmcl Cemetery on January IS,
will be exhumed today In the presence
of Beatrice Kaufman's parents. Mr. and
Mrs. lsadore Kaufman, of Wcstmont
This Is the latest phase of a remark
able case of mistaken identity at the
Philadelphia Hospital for Contagious
T) I nit a ape
Through some freak of chance, Molllo
Knglcman assumed the I dentity of
Beatrice Kaufman after she was ad
mitted to the hospital on December 27
Tuesday she was delivered by the hos
pital authorities to Mr. and Mr K.mf.
Hinn ns their daughter. The Kauf
mans quickly perceived that the child
was not- their daughter and returned
her. demanding their own child, who
had been admitted to the Institution
suffering with scarlet fever on Decem
' TO PREPARE FOR WAR
Fifth Brigade of Second Division Ordered tt
Texas to Be Sent Into Mexico If Needed;
News of Another
FORCES WILL PROCEED TO GALVESTON;
' ARTILLERY WANTED FOR MOUNTAINS
Five thousand men, comprising the fifth brigade of
the -second tactical division of the United States, Armyt
were ordered at noon today to entrain with all possible
haste and to proceed to Galveston, where they will Beheld
to be sent direct to Mexico, if needed. The order,f ollowing
upon three days uncertain calm in Mexico, indicates that
the danger of intervention, instead of growing less, has, if
anything, been increased, since Madero was deposed- '.
The order, issued by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, was
directed to Brig. Gen. Fred A. Snjith, at Omaha, headquar
ters of the Fifth Brigade. This brigade includes the Fourth,
Seyenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-eighth regiments of in
fantry. The headquarters of, the Fourth Infantry isat Fort
Crook. aMr Opkhs,'Keb-, where tkeJiret niiaefco4 bettalfesa and.,!
.Alt k QnMlIt Da1ma (
battalion, and a machine gun' piaUxJB of 'the Nlnetwihr Infantry a$Wv
tioned at Fort Meade, S. D- The first battalion is at Fort Leavenworth
Kan., and the third battalion at Fort Sheridan, 111. All of the Twenty
eighth Infantry is stationed at Fort Snelllng, Minn.
ARTILLERY ORDERED TO PREPARE FOR SERVICE.
In addition to these four regiments
of Infantry orders for Immediate en
tailment were issued to the Fourth
Field Artillery, the Fourth and Ninth
Signal Corps, and No. 1 Ambulance
and Hospital Company, all of which
are stationed at Fort D. A. Russell.
The Fourth Artilterr is a mounted
battery and would be especially suit
ablo for work In rough ground such
as would be encountered In the higher
altitudes of Mexico. The mounted
battery is highly mobile and the
order is regarded as highly significant
in view of the fact that the kind of
ground over which it Is designed to
work effectively would be encountered
In a march from Vera Cruz to Mex
Transport On Way.
The transport MacClellan now Is on
her way from Newport News to Gal
veston. The transport Sumner, wnicn
was ordered also to proceed to Gal
veston, still Is held at Newport News,
the order for her movement having
been suspended yesterday. The trans
nnrt Kllnatrlck. also is at Newport
News and Is in commission ready to
be started at once for Galveston.
Two of these transports would be
used to carry the third cavalry, which
has been held at Fort Sam Houston,
to be prepared to proceed to Galves
ton Immediately for embarkation to
The third battalion of the Fourth
infantrv of the fifth brigade geo-
WI....1I.. I .Aa,ai. n.tv.atnn than
any of the other troops ordered to be
ready to entrain tooay.
However, ot all the constituent parts
ot this brigade the seventh regiment
at Fort Levenwonn. ivan., pruooij
Americans, at Scene of Recent
Battle, Win Admiration of
Crowds of Natives.
JIEXICO CITY. Feb. E. Responding
to a call br Ambassador Wilson, the
Americans in Mexico City today met at
the American embassy and from there
matched to the Washington monument,
on which they placed a huge wceath. in
mcniorv of Washington's Birthday.
They" then marched to the Juarez
monument and nlaced a wreath In
nirmor of the distinguished Mezican.
This show of gtod fcelinc brought
thecra Iroin the crowds of natives who
watched the marchers.
The sucets of the capital were quiet
todas, but soldiers and cannon were
by General Wood Whin
can reach its Texas destination more
quickly than any of the others, rail
road facilities by Kansas City being
Arrive la Two Days,
Railroads have been warned of a pos
sible demand for coaches, and engines
on the part of the War Department
ever since the first orders were Issued
that the Third Brlxade be made ready
to entrain for Newport News. The first
of the troops can probably reach Gal
veston within two days.
Ever since the confusion immediately
following the arrest of Madero cleared
away,- so that the actors in the next
drama In Mexico could be seen, discon
tent, threats, defiance, and open opposi
tion have been rising against the
Huerta-Oiax regime. Having stopped
for a moment to catch its breath. Mex
ico seems ready to plunge into a second
even mora bloody and serious civil
strife. That this is the view of the
Administration Is indicated by the or
ders issued today whlc hplace in readl
nes for Mexican operations a total f
33,000 marines, bluejackets. Infantry, ar
tillery, and cavalry.
No single reports from Mexico was
responsible for the order issued today.
The situation has become more com
plex every hour, and the reports of op
position to the Huerta-Dlax government
received within the last twenty-four
hours have combined to make it more
Imperative than heretofore that the
armed forces of the United States be
placed In a condition of instant pre
paredness for intervention in. Mexican
Uncertainly of the attitude of people
andrebels toward the new Adminis
tration is characteristic of practically
all the reports received by the Stat
Department today from consuls In
Mexico City and officials stationed
along the border. Reports from
Nogales. Ariz., state that while no dis
order has occurred In the territory
Immediately adjacent to Mexico, the
attitude of the troops at Ag-ua Prieta,
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I IN CONGRESS TODaE
Meet at 11.
Senator Brandegee read Washington's
River and harbor bill still under
Eulogies in honor of Senator Rayntr
and Congressmen Utter and 'Wede-
Agricultural educational bill will prob
ably die in conference.
Agreement to vote on Department of
Labor bill February 25.
Secretary MacVeagh reports tn answer
to Folndexter resolution.
House met at 10:30 o'clock.
By unanimous consent Congressman
Barnhart of Indiana read Washing-
ton's farewell address.
The filibuster on the naval appropria
tion bill was resumed.
No action was taken on the District ap
propriation bill and Senate amend
ments. The shipping trust inquiry waaresunaed.