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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1013.
MICE ONE CENT
GREEN 10 DAI,
Intervention of President Only
Can Save Assailant From
ftnttty for Attack.
JUDGES' DECISION UPHELD
Juttioa Van Orsdel
. Spatial Statute
'Action in This Case.
Nathaalel Green, colored, who a
Mrs. Adelaide E. urant, a
rira'ii, Christmas sight, will
MfcMtai atlSe IMatrfct jail on Mar
St. mint PreeWent Wilson inter-
flii Coort of weali handed down
'ft opiatoa thla aftersooa affirmia
thaJafpaeat of the lower court,
heMlac that Green had..mo riht to
. 'liwt 'gvllty and accent impriaon-
; Is expiation ef the crime, when
It waa within the discretion of a jury
to reeoauaead capital punishment.
AseeeUte Justice Van. Orsdel. who
arret the opinion, declares that Justice
sHatfereV pressing- In Criminal Court
Ife. t did not err,ls refusing to accept
raeifa plea of guilty.
j Counsel for Green contended that he
fcould kave been permitted to plead
flr-Utr, aMttae lower court bad no right
te fere; Wa to trial. Had Green's plea
af guilty been, accepted, the maximum
penalty "passible would have been thirty
years imprisonment, but the jury swas
aivefutha ,xlht to recommend -capital
yiiilslnaiul. and for' that reason JasrJce
atalTardhsM that the defendant should
W place .atrial.
t JusUee Van Orsdel says in his opin-
"iiueh has been said at the bar and
"Ja aaaaeaptienallreble .arief ,bycoan?
aaf Tier ;detwlawt ofta, right of a
deiadswt.a plead iutrJn,a capiUI
,eaJk wSenthere J no .au.tutory..K
r.ta the contrary, and thus avoid
iiaisa for trial br jury. 'It is an
seaarr to determine whether a de-
'saadant. In, the absence of a lew to
.fhe contrary, has the richt to enter a
.JMa of' guilty in a criminal proceed -tint-
"Where the statute permits the plea
fkallty. and such a plea is accepted
'& aadeatSred by the court in a criminal
$ aaae, is the highest kind of coa
vteAloB of which the case admits. In
that instance, there is nothinr left for
tte ceart but to award judgment.
?In this case, however, we are con-
, treated by a statuatory provision, which
-we think In affect forbids the acceptance
of a idea of guilty. SecUon 808, supra.
aperlflrsllr provides that the jury may
itMt the death nenalty. As further
evidence of the intention of Congress
that all such cases ahall be tried by a
Jary. the second proviso imposes a
nsllri punishment upon a verdict of
gaBty where the Jury are unabl etp
agree aa to the imposition of the death
'The statute, in other words, admits
ef aae af three different verdicts-guilty,
without SMsecsment of the death pen
alty, in which case, the court imposes
sentence of imprisonment in his dis
cretion of from five to thirty years;
Srttty. with the death penalty, when
a court must pass Judgment of death
by hanging: and guilty, with division
M eptafon in the jury as to the Impo-
attMB at tne aeain penaiu, in uku
case the court shall pass judgment as
in the first instance; but in all cases
the court must have the verdict of the
juiy upon which to base its Judgment."
Blaze in Grocery
Fire, early today swept the third floor
of the wholesale grocer establishment
of Miller. Clagett & Co.. 17 C
street northwest, did damage estimated
at more than J6.000, and threatened the
big building of the Central Union Mis
sion, which adjoins the grocery store
en die east.
Starting near the elevator shaft in the
basement, the fire, which was of un
known origin, spread rapidly to' the top
door, and by the time the firemen
arrived dames were shooting from the
roof high in the air.
A second alarm was Immediately
seuaded. calling Chief Wagner to the
Tor a few minutes it looked as It the
department would not be able to save
the mission building, and the hundred or
so human derelicts who were sleeping
in the dormitories on ths upper floors
were ordered to prepare for an exit.
Chief Wagner believes that the only
thJag -which saved the mission was the
deable wall between the buildings.
Sosse damage wai done by water to
the plant of the National Publishing
eewpany. wnicn aojoms me
to ths building, owned by
IS. is estimated by the police '
The damage to the 3tock of '
M5!I" 2tt i SL , 8t,matc2 ,at Republicans will .vote with the Demo
eatwsea ts.860 aad $5.00. insurance fully CTAtB to block tne- pjan t0 have hearings.
eavara tas ios The flr8t j, 0f tarlfr matters cam
Members of the Washington
ferae are now wearing their summer
waifeme. These consist of short blouse
eaata atade of considerably lighter ma
terial than those worn during the win
ter. No belts araVworn with the sum
nereutats.. The footmen wear the
Mfculatiea blue can -of llrht-weiaht ma-
.atrial, while the bicycle and mounted
aare wmu eapa.
Peace Movement Peril
As Seen by Dr. Abbott;
tNation Needs Forces
"The Greatest peri Hoday to the
peace noremeiit, which seeks to
substitute an appeal to reason
for the apnea lto force, Is not
the limitations upon our gen.
eral arbitration treaties, but
out failure to carry them out
when . international contro
"Until we hare an international
conscience which calls for an
International tribunal, states
manship which succeeds in 'con.
stltuting- such a tribunal and a
national conscience which en
, forces the submission to such a
tribunal of international contro
versies when they arise, any
disarmament, unless made by
nations In co-operation with one
another, is far mere likely to
promote war than to promote
peace," Dr. Lyman Abbott
Dr. Lyman Abbott Explains It
Has Done Great Good and
Often Is Necessary.
MOHONK LAKE; N. T., May It-International
conscience Is the only agen
cy that can bring about world peace,
waa the keynote .of a speech delivered
today by Dr. Lyman Abbott, edltor-ln-
chlef of the Outlook at the opening of
the nineteenth annual uike MononK
conference in International arbitration.
"There are times when war is neces
sary." Ir. Abbott said, and there waa
a buss of subdued comment among the
300, delegates who .recalled that Col.
Theodore Boosevelt Is associated with
Dr: Abbott. The comment was a con
tinuation of that which started with the
announcement that Dr. Abbott, who re
cently Was removed as vice-president of
th Americans-Peace 8oc!ety;aWt
Jspma. would preside at pie nrst aay s
session of the Lake Monhonk meeting.
"The history of the world would be
poorer, than It is if there were no record
of war on its pages: if there had been
no heroes who dared to fight for jus
tice and liberty.
"Christianity does not emasculate men.
Christians have not stood and ought not
to stand for peace at any price. They
have recognized that there are worse
things than war. bad as war is. Con
stantino was led to adopt Christianity
primarily because he found the prima
tive Christians were better soldiers than
the pagan Romans of the fourth cen
tury. There have never been braver
soldiers than the Puritan Ironsides,
whose heroism gave liberty to England
and to America.
Drawing freely from the Bible for
illustrations of that phase of his argu
ment. Dr. Abott then launched Into his
main theme that international peace is
secondary to International Justice and
that international Justice depends on an
international conscience. This expres
sion was brand-new to the delegates
and it was predicted that it would be
come a world slogan.
"More progres has been made toward
world peace In the fourteen years that
have elapsed since the first Hague con
ference than was made In all the years
which preceded," Dr. Abbott declared.
Forty-five Men Are
Saved From the Sea
The forty-five men of the disabled
steamship Chesapeake, of the New
York-Baltimore line, are probably safe,
according to Information received today
at the Revenue Cutter Service.
The New York revenue cutters today
rushed to the aid of the vessel which
last night broke her shaft off Barnegat,
N. J., but further than that the revenue
cutter officials here are In the dark as
to the condition of the vessel.
The Clyde liner Lenape, which sent
the wireless call for help, reported that
the vessel was not In danger, and that
the sea was calm.
Thi Baltimore offices of the New
York and Baltimore line declared this
afternoon that the onlv news of the
sccldent they have received came from
dispatches In the newspapers.
William J. Martin, chief clerk of the
company here, said:
"We have not received a llnp as to the
accident to the steamer Chesapeake. I
do not. think that the accident Is any
thing serious, or else we surely would
have received a report from the captain
or the New York office."
Wrangle on Tariff
The wrangle over tariff was resumed
in the Senate this afternoon. The mo
tion of Senator Simmons to refer the
tariff bill to the Finance Committee and
the amendment of Senator Penrose to
require public hearings are still pend
ing. How long debate will last Is un-
in the end. It is expected, the bill will
rfrro1 to th Flnanro f'nmmltlo.
without the order for hearings.
I from aenaior oneppara. He rose to a
I question of privilege and denied he
'would vote fort hearings or oppose the
Senator weeks, against the protest of,
! senator Simmons goi a protest from
New Bedford read. Senator Lodge had
I read the memorial of the Massachusetts
legislature in favor of reciprocity. Sen-
Stor iiansaeu cauEea me iiepubllcann
q cnorue uy imvius reau u protest or
twenty-three pages from a Michigan
Democrat, whom lie Bid not name.
Eirsinst free sugar.
Senator Simmons said he would oppose
reading of tariff nrotests. hut s.n.fnr
Rsnsdell threatened to read the matter
I personally Into the record and so Sen-
'atar tnawoas gave It up.
SENATOR WILL PUSH PROBE
Workmen's Committee Sees
Kern to Urge Perseverance
in Peonage Investigation.
Stories of mistreatment of women
in the strike zone encompassing; the
Faint Creek and Cabin Creek mining
regions of West Virginia; of outrage
by the mine operators. State and
county authorities and militia offl-
cers, against the miners of those sec
tions, were told to Senator Kern to'
day by men fresh from the trouble
zone, and probably will be' repeated
by the Indiana Senator when his bill
for a Federal investigation of con
ditions in West Virginia comes be
fore the Senate this afternoon.
Has Militiaman's Letter.
Senator Kern, who is inslsilngly de
manding that the United State Gov
ernment make a rigid Investigation of
the charges, spent the entire morning
preparing an appeal for the support of
his resolution. Included In the appeal
is a letter from an officer of the West
Virginia militia, who declared thit,
throughout the last summer, practices
against the miners were employed
which, when they become known, will
startle, the public beyond measure.
Another communication from a rail
road man described the use of the rail
road facilities against the miners In
their fight for better conditions.
Letters from John W. Brown and C.
H. Boswell, strikers held at Clarksburg
In Jail since February 11. also will.be
Included, In which the two prisoners
declare they are '"victims of military
despotism." and that" their only hope
of, justice, and law and order In Wt
Virginia is through a Senatorial in
vestigation. Mine Guards Accused.
Besides grave charges made against
mine guards In the paint Creek and
Cabin Creek mining regions in the
strike zone, reliable witnesses today
appeared before Senator Kern In his
private investigation and told of prac
tices in Huntington, many miles re
moved from the strike region, which
are equally revolting.
Two machinists, representing hun
dreds of miners, this afternoon laid be
fore Senator Kern a story of threats,
persecutions, and the like which more
that subtantlated similar charges pre
viously made to him and his associ
ates. The House is beginnln- to take an In
terest in the proposed investigation.
Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner of Il
linois In a statement this afternoon,
declared that an effort Is being made
In the' Senate to smother the charges
now In Senator Kern's hands, and that
great pressure Is being brought against
the proposed Federal investigation Into
conditions in the mining regions.
Vote Expected Today.
Senator Kern expects to bring his
resolution to a vote In the Senate this
afternoon and In discussing It he will
lay before the Senate the allegations
made to' him of what has recently oc
curred at Huntington, which Is thirty
miles outside the belt.
The facts In regard to the trouble
in Huntington, aa laid before Senator
Kern, by a committee from the West
Virginia Federation of Labor are that
on May 5. a special meeting of all the
trades unions of Huntington was called
to protest against the arrest and de
tention of Mother Jones, John Brown,
and Editor Boswell, of the Charleston
Argus. The principal speaker. George
Gillespie, had finished his remarks when
enemies of the trade unionists began to
throw rotten eggs
When those at the meeting attempted
to stop the attacks a Baldwin guard
pulled a gun and fired Into the crowd.
A policeman called on to arrest the
Baldwin guard said he nad no warrant.
This. It Is represented to Senator Kern,
is in direct violation of the Johnson law
of West Virginia. After this outbreak
things were quiet until last Friday eve
ning, when the militia entered the plant
of the Huntington Labor Star and ar
rested Editor Thompson. The troops
then went to the home of J. H. Sturm
and arrested R. M. Kephart, formerly
of Washington. George Gillespie, and
Say Governor Ordered Arrests.
These arrests. It Is alleged, were
made between 1 and 2 In the morning
on telegraph orders from the governor.
The men were palled, the printing i lant
jtartly demolished and damaged to the
extent of J1.5C0. and records and docu
ments taken. The militia then marched
to the home of Editor Thompson,
awoke Mrs. Thompson, pulled pictures
off the walls, and otherwise Injured
property. They were unable to find
the mailing list of the newspaper and
left declaring: "By God, we can't fir.d
It, but we'll come back later and get It. '
Unionists Are Incensed.
The trades unionists of Huntington
were much Incensed ut what occurred,
called a meeting with about 200 present
and appointed a committee consisting of
J. W. swann. Harry Wright, and J. W.
Holder to lay the Information berore
The 'committee has held several con
ferences with Senator Kern. "Mother"
Jones has been present at tome of these
conferences and alfo representatives or
tht State Federation of Labor.
Further e'iisnce has been laid beforo
Senator Kern of Interference with the
malls by armed guards. "Mother"
Jones' mall failed to reach her In some
Hwnnn and Wright both deolaru that
the conditions In West Virginia are
that the outsde
hSL1 cannot Jmsglne, they aay.
They backed up claims that mine
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Cruiser 'Fellowship" to
Check War With Nations.
Following an inteivlew with Pros'dnl,
Wilson today. Secretary of State Bryanf
said that the country had accepted In
such good faith his "peace policeman,
the battleship "Friendship," that he has
been compelled to launch a sister, craft.
The latter, he said, will be known as the
cruiser "Fellowship," and he said that
he believed the twin vessels will ac
complish that for which ha hasr de
signed them elimination of all danger
of war between the United States and
any other nation.
Mr. Bryan ssld that his visit to the
President had no connection with the
Japanese situation. The latter, he said,
will continue In statu quo until the
reply of Governor Johnson has been re
ceived. Then, It Is expected, he will
take up in earnest with the Japanese
ambassador. Viscount Chinda, the ques
tion of drafting a new treaty which will
set forth explicitly the future statusof
the Nipponese In this country.
In explaining Just how his suggestion
ttyat the real battleship to build, so
far as this country Is concerned. Is the
Friendship, the Secretary gave credit
for the Idea to Andrew Carnegie. The
latter, Mr. Bryan said, insists thst the
two small gunboats maintained 'on the
Great Lakes by this country and Can
ada have been a potent force for friend
liness between the border States and the
"The thought then occurred to me,"
said Mr. Bryan, "that If two such craft
were actual powers for peace, there was
no good reason why this nation, which
has no animosities to cherish, should
not take the lead In a movement for
genuine friendship and fellowship, which
would absolutely eliminate all possi
bilities of war.
"The enthusiastic reception mv sug
gestion has met with has greatly en
couraged me to hope that the plan v. Ill
work out before I retire from my pres
Jury Fund Short,
Courts May Close
A possibility of thf necessltv of clos
ing the circuit courts about June 1 be
cause of a shortage of funds to pay
Juroia ii pointed out In a statement is
sued today by officials of the District
Supreme Court, the claim being made
that the unusual efTorts to clear the
calendars have narl resulted in the
depletion of the appropriation.
The amount allowed for the payment
JUL.5wf.r the Jear wn WWA which
was JiOOO less than the pre(ou ycat.
but the deficiency 1,111 contained nn -tra
allowance of H.ooo for the purpose.
J-P to Jld) 1. the I'nltcd States marshal
had. P !? put ;.sa. leaving a balance
. ?w' tor two months, w.ilch. H Is
claimed. Is hardly ndenuato to n-!t
J'nlted States Attorney Clarence It.
Vt llson Is prepared to try a big batch
of criminal enses. and the plan outlined
Is to give the criminal courts prece
dence over tho iHW courts, providing
thf deficiency Is not met In some man
ner to permit all courts to do business.
Theaverage expanse for Juries per dny
is W7S. so tho Justices of lh. District
Supreme Court ai. in a quandary out
coij frospects of """Pending the circuit
Had Free "Taxi" Service.
NEW YORK, May 14. As a side Is
sue to the vice-graft Investigation
which has been on for months, the
grand Jurv tnriav ,.v.r.i ...i. -
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INCREASED $tQ95.1 0 Mal
Mrs. Charles Broughton Wood
- and- Banker Lead With
Collections to Dite
'For Hospital Fund
Total Collected $9",S&2
Collected Today ".095,15
Contributions to the 'Emergency "Hos
pital fund today amounted to $7,095.15,
and the total registered on the big clock
stands at S97.302.25.
Although the workers failed to reach
the J100.000 mark, as had been hoped, the
handicap of the Inclement weather un
doubtedly worked against the campaign
and the amount turned In today, all
things considered, was pronounced satis
Mrs. Charles Broughton Wood and
C. C. Glover led the list of subscriptions
today, each making a pledge of J1.CO0.
Five-hundred dollar subscriptions were
received from Mrs. Charles Munn. Jr..
Mrs. FrancH P. Shlras. Mrs. Edward
B. McLeun and Mrs. Mary Plnchot.
Mrs. Charles Munn, sr., gave $200.
Unemployed Man's Gift
A feature of the luncheon today waa
a letter from A. U PJce, who lives at
f04 Nineteenth street northwest and
who sent In a pledge for $2.15.
MI have bpen out of a position for
several months," he writes, "on ac
count of sickness and I am at present
looking for employment, but I will
pledge myself to give n little, and If
one-third of the population of this
city would do the same, you would
have no trouble In securing the
Mr. Itlce explained that he made his
subscription $3.65 because that repre
sented one cent for each working day
within the next year.
Example for Citizens.
Secretary Honey, it) reading the let
ter, said It represented more sacrifice,
perhaps, than any contribution that
had ueen received, and that If one
third of the population of the District
of Columbia would give one cent for
each working day during the next
year, the amount would exceed the
J30M00 asked for by the campaign
Aithur C Moses retained the "We're
If cup for the greatest number of
subscriptions, his team reporting 47"
(.epar.ite contributions. The other cup"
howi'cr. was captured by Harrv
Kliip'steam. with a total amount o'f
fi.S9S.75. This Is the third time Mr.
King's team has captured the cup for
th greatest amount of subscriptions.
"y p. Blackistone appealed to the
workers to go nfter small subscrip
tions, and suggested that a circular
letter might be prepared, asking for
contributions of one cent a day or
some such nominal I amount, which
lnl,.it build the hospital.
The workers gave evidence today that
.i,ey are convinced the success or the
campaign must rest from now on largely
on smiiH contributions.
Tl,e campaign Is not over until next
Monday, and.although the amount now
subscribed Is not up to the average of
t"5 00n a day, appeals that are now cir
culating among great bodies of people
(Continued on Fifth Face.)
Coal Field Abuses
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SENATOR JOHN W. KERN.
REPORT IN SENATE
Score Triumph When Commit
tee Favors Resolution to
Make Constitutional Change.
Woman suffragists scored a triumph
today when the Senate Committee on
Woman Suffrage ordered a favorable re
port on the resolution carrying the pro
posed equal suffrage amendment to the
Thla mpnm that the suffraclsts for
the first time will be enabled to get a
vote In the Senate on the submission
of the proposed amendment. Whether
submission Is voted up or down, the
suffrage leaders feel It will be a great
advantage to put Senators on record.
Only six -Senators voted on the re
porting of the resolution today. Senator
Catron of New Mexico voted against
It. Senators Thomas, Jones, Suther
land, Clapp and Owen voted for It.
Clapp and Owen were not present, but
asked to be recorded for It.
Senator Thomas, chairman of the
committee, will make the report to the
Senate shortly. It Is doubtful whether
a vote on submission can be forced this
And Champion Poodle
CLARKSVII.I-B. W. Va.. May H.
After winning the love of his w Ife for a
second time and eloping with her. after
she had been given an $500 poodle In
the hope that her husband ml?ht be for
gotten. Krnnk I'ritchard today may
have to face arrest on a warrant
charging assault and battery, which his
fathcr-ln-law, , Sheridan R. Griffin, has
declared, he will swear out.
t .uatAn.H fiiH.iv that thn vmmir
woman had made careful preparations
Tor tne elopement ivuu hit nusuanu.
She had cut the telephone wires so her
mother could not call the police.
Coal Miners Fight
Flames in Forest
JOHNSTOWN. Pa.. May 14. Villages
and farm building north and cast of
here were endangered today by a forest
nr HweeDlntr a section nearly ten miles
square between South Fork and Black
Lick creeks. Hunareas or coai miners
were ordered from their work today
to aid in flihUng the names.
SECRET SERVICE SEEKS
SPy WHO STOLE PUNS
OF NEW DREADNOUGHT
Daniels Alarmed That System Permits Many to
Gain Secrets of U. S. Navy Thorough In
vestigation Begun to Reach Every Employe.
In Touch With Missing Secret Papers.
ELABORATE SYSTEM OF CHECKING WILL
GUARD AGAINST RECURRENCE OF THEFT
Alarmed at the apparent ease with which .two sets of J
valuable plans of work on the new dreadnought Pennsyl- i
vania were stolen, Secretary of the Navy Daniels has under
way an investigation which may reach every employe in 1
touch with secret papers of the department. .
The theft from the navy drafting room of electrical A
wiring plans of the biggest dreadnought in the world with
the possible object of betraying to a foreign nation this f
Government's secret on the "three-gun turret" system is
the cause of the Secretary's operations, carried on with a j
big corps of detectives. J
Strict orders went out
The Secretary admitted
the plans vastly important, he was alarmed at the fact that
such a "getaway" could be made.
' The investigation today has revealed the fact that
while the first set of plana waa
stolen oa March 4, the, second set
waa not taken until the night o
March 21 or 22.
There Saturday Night.
The duplicate designs were in the
drafting room late "in the afternoon
of March 22, Saturday. Monday they
Secretary Daniels' says no one had a'
key. as far as he has been able ta
learn, but he feels that a person ac
quainted with the building could have
gained entrance easily through win
dows or balconies.
"I have no direct suspicions," em
phatically declared Mr. Daniels today.
Detectives, however, are working on
clues pointing to "inside" work. Previ
ous thefts are recalled and attempts of
traitors to sell plans are not altogether
unknown, according to official informa
tion this afternoon.
Three Gun Turret Secret.
The latest thefts. Involving partial
Information on the United States' great
secret of the three-gun turret, has
startled the department Into a fear that
It may be at the mercy of a sp. who
has obtained Information that foreign
governments would pay fabulous sums
Guardsare ordered to Inquire strangers
business after closing hours. Even the
Secretary's little son has fallen under
the orders of the Secretary. Guards In
tercepted him when he sought to enter
his fathers's office today.
While the Secretary declined to indi
cate his complete plans for blocking
further thefts, he said today that all
needed measures would be taken and
"the greatest care" will be exercised.
The most startling development of the
Investigation today Is the theory that a
traitor is seeking to sell out the Un'ted
States navy's great secret the opera
tion of the three-gun turret system.
This device has been Installed in the
New York and the Tesas and was to be
duplicated in the Pennsylvania, the
most gigantic vessel known to modern
shipcraft. Whether a change will be
made because of the present case Is not
Thus far the operation and construc
tion of the turrets with tne special thrve.
gun system therein has been a jealously
guarded secret. The theft of tho elec
trical wiring plans may be- the means of
giving this country's secret to foreign
nations, accord'ng to navy officials
Secretary Daniels says that the plans
did not divulge vastly Important se
crets, but the employment of so many
detectives shows that the plans ar,? uf
ficlently important to give, at leas:, a
hint aa to the method of construction of
the turrets and the gun-firing contrcl
That contractors, seeking to furnlsi
material for the new dreadnought, r-ad
an) part In the theft is doubtej by
navy officials, who point out In answer
to this theory the fact that specifica
tions are printed far enough In advance
to pretcnt prospective bidders front. re
sorting to such methodi to obtain "in
formation. The Secretary's office admitted todav
that the three-gun turret system would
become public in the course ot time, but
today to guard against future-
that while hedidnqtonswr
that advance information thereon would
be valuable to a foreign government.
Rear Admiral l-nlng of the Bureau
ot Steam Engineering and Chief Xaial
Constructor Watt- are taking v hand
today in the problem of preventing fur
Department officials Insist that the .
Intimation that there is any direct con
nection between the thefts and the Jap
anese situation growing out of the: Cal
ifornia anti-alien land-owning legisla
tion was unjust. They point out that
the first theft occurred at a time when
there was not the slightest hint of
trouble with Japan, nor any reason why
Japanese agents should want the plans
of an American battleship.
The detectives are keeping an eye
on persons In Washington and else
where, who have the reputation of traf
ficking In military and naval plans,
for It Is thought that the thief be
lieved the plans would be marketable.
. Because of the thefts an elaborate
system of checking and marking all
Important drawings and papers has
beem Instituted. Hereafter. It la thought
by navy officials,, there will ce no chanca
Although the navy officials are seek
ing to minimize the Importance of the
plans, there Is. nevertheless, the feeling
that the case Is a cause for alarm, be
cause It Involves the biggest ship In
the navy and its plans may give to a
foreign government the fire-control ays
tem. Farrell Tells Change
In Steel Industries
NEW YORK, May li. That the Na
tional Tube Company controlled 56 per
cent of the pipe and tube business of the
country when the United States Steel
Corporation was organized In 1904. but
had dropped to 37 per cent In 1912. was
the statement of President James A.
Farrell, or the "Steel trust." today at
the Government's suit. Of the total tube
business of the country, including cast
and wrought Iron and steel pipe, the
National Tube Company controls a ner
cent, said Farrell.
He declared, that the National Tub
Company was not In competition with
other subsidies at the time the Steel
Corporation was organised, except in a
Ask Police to Search
For Two Missing Girls
The police today were asked to send
out an alarm Tor Mary Miller, sixtten
years old, and Ella Edwards, aged fif
teen, who escaped Monday night from
the House of the Good Shepherd.
Thirty-sixth and Reservoir streets,
In some manner the girls managed
to get hold of clothing wh'ch they wore
whin they entered the Institution. ionic
time ago. This they concealed In the
foundry, where they left their regula
tion dresses. The Edwards girl's h'.iie
Is In Mooresvlllc. N. C. It is thought
by tho noltce that both girls have prob
ably left the city.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon.
Senator Kern advised of more details
of West Virginia outrages. Hopes to
get resolution acted on today.
Suffrage amendment ordered reported.
Nomination of George W. Guthrie as
ambassador to Japan ordered far
ably reported. . .
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