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Fair Tonight and Wednesday.
Full Report on Page Two.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENTING, MARCH 3, 1914.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Pennsylvania and B. & 0. Lines
Resume Operations After
Long Tie-Up as Result of
Heavy Damage Caused in
Washington and Suburbs by
Gale That Swept City for
Nearly 48 Hours.
TTOh the arrival at 9:10 o'clock this
morning of the Baltimore and Ohio's
Royal Blue train, which should have
reached Washington at 7:20 o'clock
Sunday night, traffic between the Na
tional Capital and the East, suspended
for nearly forty-eight hours, was re
sumed. The Pennsylvania Company began
operation on its regular schedule about
midnight. Its first two trains of the,
day, which were due here at 7:12 and
7:15 o'clock, arrived at 10:25 and 10:55
o'clock, respectively. The Baltimore
and Ohio made no attempt to maintain
a complete schedule until noon, when a
heavy train was dispatched from Xew
York. It will reach Washington about
Subject To Delay.
While the dispatching of trains is now
expected to continue with regularity,
railway communication with Xew York
and other more northerly and easterly
points will continue to be subject to
elay- untn telegraph , lines may be,re-.J
Although the blocking of traffic north
of Philadelphia was due to drifted snow
and fallen poles, all attempts at train
moving were precluded because of in
ability to dispatch orders or permit
communication with the central office.
Western train schedules are being
ma ntained w'thout InterruptiPn and
southern travel is suffering only slight
inconvenience. Railroad telegraph lines,
which caused delays in the schedules
yesterday in the South, have today been
remedied, with the result that none of
the trains from that section of the coun
try Is more than one or two hours late.
The blizzard-like condition is fast
changing under a gradual rise in tem
perature and n lulling of the wind. The
suffering entailed by the sharp fall in
the thermometer Sunday has been re
lieved in large measure, and the appeals
for help were much less numerous to
day than yesterday.
A summing up of the damage done by
the high winds in this city showed eight
injured individuals, forty unroofed
houses, fifty uprooted trees, three de
molished homes, thousands of broken
windows and scores of shattered shut
ters and chimneys
Th damage on the river made a
strikingly large total. The greatest
property loss was that caused by the
collision of the large steamer Newport
News, of the Norfolk and Washington
line, and the Northumberland, of the
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OF (1,200 IN APPAREL
Goods Enough to Fill Wagon
Stolen From Seventh Street
Sixty-five dresses, twenty suits, ten
coats, three dozen waists, thirty petti
coats, and other articles of woniens
wearing apparel of a total value of
$1,200, enough to fill a wagon, were
stolen last night from the store of the
White Company, Inc , 423 Seventh street
northwest, according to report made to
The store was entered with a dupli
cate key between C.30 o'clock last night
and 8:30 this morning. When Julius
Block, the manager, opened the estab
lishment this morning, he noticed that
large numbert of various articles of
wearing apparel were missing from the
Detective Warren, of headquarters,
w-aa sent to the ttore and went over
InA vtvmfcAo n.i.fiillw lint a tn
able to find anything that would give 1 1
tne slightest clue to the Identity of the,
thief or thieves The police bay that.
whoever committed the robbery mutt i
have had a wagon or large pushcart i
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vuij' tiic uhijs away.
Bureau of Engraving
CncaA WIUWo. Mnirmir1
Llosed While Moving.
The Bureau of Engraving and j
Prlnt'ng will be cloyed to visitors :
by order of the Secretary of the
Treasury until the machinery Is
moved from the old building to the
The announcement of the closing of
the bureau was made from Secretary
McAdoo's office this afternoon, and
becomes tffectlw tomorrow. It is
expected that the new building will
not be open to sightseers until about
WH TE STORE LOOTED
OW DEMOCRATS ARE
WARNED NOT TO
Mrs. Benedict Tells Committee
of House That Issue Has Be
come a National One.
TOLD NOT TO ADJOURN
WITHOUT A TEST VOTE
Maps Are Given to Members
Showing Strength of the
"Cause" by States.
By THEODORE TILLER,
Woman's suffrage as a national issue
was put squarely up t the Democratic
party today when Mrs. Crystal E. Bene
dict, of New York, on of the speakers
representing the Congressional Union,
told the House Judiciary Committee that
"If you adjourn this Congress without,
taking action, it will be because you
have dodged the suffrage issue."
Mrs. Benedict was one of many wom
en who again pressed their demand
upon the House Committee for the re
port of a resolution submitting to the
States a constitutional amendment al
lowing women to vote. Arguments, old
and new, were heard, but the commit
tee sat up to take notice when the at
tractive Mrs. Benedict gently but firm
ly conveyed the hint that the Democracy
may consider the suffrage issue from
the viewpoint of political expediency as
well as merit.
Three Hundred Present.
More than three, hundred determined,
enthusiastic women packed the big room
of the House Judiciary Committee.
"The fat is in the fire; woman's suf
frage is an issue in most of the States
and in this National Capital.' was the
straightforward announcement of Mrs.
Glcndower Evans, also of the Congres
fiTinl,TTn!rm at Boston.
f"-?Mrs. Benedict reached thj""r6tfnf Just
in time to testify, explaining in oui-nf-hrMth
fashion that her train was
Just in from New York after a
e iro'theauts1e:"bslSnsrailds -
Thrn she nassd among
members little maps snowing m wnue
the woman suffrage States of th
A Veiled Threat
"Do you want to put your party in
the delicate position of going to four
million women voters next fall after
you have failed even to report out an
amendment creating a woman's suf
frage committee or submitting to the
States the question of woman's suf
frage?" No Democrat replied.
"But you may say that the party Is
doing very well, etc Wny should we
wemen embarrass you? You are doing
pretty well, and we're glad of it, but
with us getting the vote is the big
thing. Until we get that there is not
much in the tariff and the currency
How about the trusts?" asked Mr.
"The same on all subjects," said
the fair witness.
"You Democrats happen to control
the Government," she said. "We have
nothing against .you, but for the first
time in eighteen years we are in
position today to press this amend
ment and to demand action.
"If you adjourn this Congress with
out acticn it will be because you have
"odped tht suffrage issue.
Insult To Sisters.
"Every woman will know this, and
we think they will stand bv us when
you go to them next fall. AVhen you
ask a woman in the suffrage States
for her vote she will be In position
to say 'Why. you have Insulted my
slstere In the neighboring States by
holding that they are not entitled to
the vote ' "'
"The Republican party has failed to
give you sunrage. saia uongrcsEman
Why do you now say you will i
take it out on us after Just one trial?" i der tneupai s own -iow tr. in, appeal
...V . .v. ...! t tt, t ed lr help and the fireboat Kirefight
We put the question up to the Ke-jer was d3patched to the scene. The
publican party in the States." said Mrs. firefighter attempted to pull the
Benedict. "This Is the first time, I steamer out of the ice. hut was un
thlnk we have been able to nut the i successful. Early in the evening, one
matter up squarely to a party as a na
"The Republicans have failed to give
you smffrage and the Democrats prob
ably will do so." said Congressman
Chandler, a Bull Moose member of the
corrmlttee. "Why not turn to the Pro
gressive party which has a suffrage
plank in Its plattorm?"
"We are not giving away our plans or
our thunder here today," said Mrs. Ben
edict "I can't say what the attitude
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon.
Vice President Marshall, back
hMnir utorm bound, presides.
j Commerce Committee gives hearing
I on Mississippi river improvement.
Subcommittee in charge of District
b'11 visits Washington Asylum Hos-
, and slte for DUtrtct JalL
; Suffrage resolution again considered.
Met at 11 o'clock.
Began delate on agricultural bill.
AVomen suffragists were heard by Ju
Rules Committee began hearings on
Manahan resolution to Investigate
Public Lands Committee held hearings
on bill to allow cattle crazing on pub
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SHIPS REACH WHARF VjSBHiBH RENEWS EIGHT FOR
AFTER RIVER CRASM mm EQUITABLE RATES
Damage to Newport News and
With a large part of the stern above
the water line torn away, the Norfolk
and Washington steamer Newport
News,vCapt. John Milburn, which was
In collision with the Baltimore steam
er Northumberland, Captain Smith, oft
Glesboro Point, last night, was towed
to her berth at the foot of Seventh
street this morning by two navy yard
Besides the crew, there were forty
passengers who remained on board the
boat all night as she floundered help
lessly in the ico floes and gale, her
steering gear and rudder out of com
mission. The Northumberland, following the
crash, was able to proceed to Wash
ington under her own power, in 6plte
of the fact that a hole sixty feet long
had been torn in her port side near the
bow, arriving here about 8 o'clock last
night. There were about fifty passen
gers on the Northumberland
Northumberland In Port.
After fighting her way through the
wind and ice from Norfolk Sunday
night, the big steamer reached Wash
ington at 9 o'clock yesterday morning
covered with Ice from i-tem to stern
At 6 30 last night she started down the
river on tho return trip.
The Northumberland was stuck in
the Ice off Glesboro j esterday morn
ing. Early in the afternoon, the cap
tain found that he probably would be
unable to get out of the ice pack un-
of the Navy ard tugs came along
and. with the I Irellghter. managed
to get tho steamer fret Tho North
umberland then started up the river
At the forks of the channel, the
Firelighter passed the Newport News
on her down trip. The boat was then
In trouble because of the accident to
her steering gear the rudder having
been crushed b the ice, but no ap
peal was made to the Firelighter for
Damage Above Water Line.
Floundering helplessly and driven
downstream by the gale, the Newport
News started drifting toward the
Northumberland. Masters of both
vessels realized the danger, but It wiib
Impossible to avoid a collision. The
stern of the Newport News bwung
into the port bow of the Northumber
land, tearing uway sixty feet from
the side of the steamer above the
water line, leaving three staterooms
exposed. The damage to both boats was
above the water lino and there wits
no danger of either vessel filling with
Captains of both boats assured the
passengers there was no danger and a
panic was averted. The Newpor News
immediately dropped anchor. In a
few minutes the Northumberland got
her prow headed up the river again
and proceeded toward Washington.
The Firefighter made two trips, tak
ing off eight passengers from the boat
and bringing them to Washington. The
other forty pas.spngers elected to stay
on the boat all night, and when thf
Firelighter made the second trip to tho
boat, most of the passengers had re
tired to their atateroms for the slf nt.
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me vvdier Line. 'ivs3Ms Wfelrf'lr'ilil uemoii s reiiiion.
WHICH CRASHED DURING GALE
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Above The steamer Northumberland at her dock, with tarpaulins stretched
over gaping hole in her side.
Below Stern of the Newport News, showing where stanchions were snapped
and the rail crushed in by the terrific impact in the Potomac.
That the buildings of the Washington Asylum Hospital are a
disgrace to the city and would be a disgrace to any city as large as
this, was the opinion expressed this afternoon by a member of the
subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee is charge of
the District appropriation bill.
He expressed this view following a visit of the subcommittee to
reservation 13 for the purpose of viewing the hospital, the District
jail, and two buildings on the reservation, which now are empty, but
which were formerly used as a workhouse.
The subcommittee visited the hos-1 that stens must be taken before, long
Pital and the buildings on reservation I to net a new and up-to-date building.
13 to get acquainted with that part of '-'oti...r this action will be taken at
the elty and to obtain Information tills session has not yet bcn determined,
which will be a guide to them in the n. . ..ik.o .nnttee neltuvs It cannot
future In legislation relating to that . be long postponed
part of Washington. The two wirkhi.n-.. i.-'Iiisjj. """'
It has been proposed to build a new I now are empty, cost $131,000. They are
municipal hospital at Fourteenth and I in excellent condition ono suggesi.oii
Upshur streets, to move the Jail to an- ' Is to use them for municipal hospital
other part of the city, and to build a nuroos-es. aud another to use them as
he'IlUtJI JIUUSU l'l HIV HO' ". vunni.. ,
Washington In the locality of the pres
The subcommittee, as a result of its
inspection today, has no criticism to
niako of tho management of the hos
pituL but Its members were convinced
Ono member of tho committee, fol
lowing the lslt to reservation 13, said
h was opposed to the District rentlmj
so niuoh space for storage purpose
when thece two buildings were standing
Another step In the fight of Wash
ington Bhlppers and business organiza
tions for more equitable freight rates
was taken today when an amended pe
tition in the case of O. J. DeMoll against
the Southern railway Company was
filed, with the Interstate Commerce
Commission, in which specific rate dis
criminations in shipments out of Wash
ington are alleged.
The specific complaints are that Wash
ington shippers are discriminated
against In favor of Richmond, Va.,
and that through rates out of Wash
ington to Southern points exceed the
aggregate of the Intermediate points.
The DeMoll case Is one of a number,
including those brought by Judd &
Detwller, tho Chamber of Commerce,
and the Retail Merchants' Association,
in which the claim Is made that the dis
continuance of free store delivery is In
effect, an Increase in rates. The De
Moll case cites specific Instances of al
In petition It is declared that the
class rates from Washington to Alex
andria. Va., range from T cents on
first class and second class freight to 4
for sixth class, and the class rates
from Alexandria to Greensboro. N. C.
are 7S and 74 for first and second class
and 2S for sixth class. The combina
tion rate from Washington to Alex
andria and then from Alexandria to
Greensboro would bo So and 74 cents
for first and second class, and 32 for
Piano Case Cited.
The through class rates from Wash
ington to Greensboro are SO and 77 cents
for first and second clas. 5 and 3 cents
higher, respectl ely, and 33 tents Tor
The De Moll petition cites a piano
shipment from . Washington to points
South. This Is classed as first class
"The unlawful excess over the Alex
andria combination on a piano from
Washington to Dunvllle, Va.. ' tho pe
tition asserts, "is 7 cent3 per 1) pounds;
to Charlotte. N. C. Wilmington. N. C,
Columbia, S. C. and Bowersville. Ga..
5 cents per hundred pound15, and to
Ashevllle. N. C. S cents per KO pounds."
II Karlton I lanes appears as attor
ney in the enso for Mr. De Moll.
Gambling in -Grain
Men are tempted to ruin, families are
wrecked, and would-be speculators are
Jailed for embezzlements because of
the grain exchanges' lure. Congressman
Manahan told the House Rules Com
mlttoo today In pleading for Investi
gation of the alleged control of wheat
prices by the Chicago, Duluth, and Min
Ho charged the operators with jug
gling prices, and the elevator men with
"doctoring" low grade wheats to make
them high grade.
"The price of wheat is not made by
supply and demand," he declared, "but
by traders in futures."
s a remedy for tho alleged evils,
Manahan declared ho would seek pas
sage of bills to prohibit trading in fu
tures, to establish a system of public
grain warehouses at terminal points
and a system of Federal inspection and
grading. - -
BRITAIN WILL ENFORCE
BENTON CASE INQUIRY,
TO SATISFACTORY END
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Tells Commons
He Will Insist on Reparation for Kill
ing of Rancher at Juarez Firet Will
Give Wilson Opportunity to Secure
Results, But Will Not Recede.
London, March 3. The British government reserves
to itself the right to obtain full reparation for the death of
William S. Benton, a Britishsubject in Mexico, at the hands -of
Gen. Francisco Villa, the rebel leader.
Sir Edward Grey, secretary of state for foreign affairs,
m-.de that announcement this afternoon in the House of
Commons, answering an interrogation as to the status of
the Mexican situation and the Benton inquiry.
England, said Sir Edward, has no intention to sendan -armed
force into Mexico and for the present is content to
leave the Benton affair in the hands ofJhe Washington
Government, until the State Department has had reason
able opportunity to act, but the British government does
not intend, under any circumstances, to allow the Benton
killing to drop.
Mexico, added the foreign secretary, gives every indi
cation of a desire to conceal the truth. . A
AVhen it became known that Sir Edward Grey would
..again spealc onLMexicb, -the
quickly filled with an eager crowd and the secretary's-words
were listened to with grave attention.
SAYS VILLA HIDES TRUTH.
"Sofaf." said Sir Edward, "the
United States has shown as much Inter
est in the death in Mexico of a British
subject as it has In the cases of out
rages on American citizens. The United
States has shown every dtslre to se
cure protection for British iiibjects in
the Mexican territory controlled, by the
"All efforts made up to novv have
failed to obtain an Inquiry Into the
facts regarding the death of William
S. Benton. The persistent' difficulties
interposed In the way of such an inves
tigation create the presumption of a de
sire or Intention to conceal the truth
on the partuf those in Mex'ro who are
responsible for what has happened.
"Communications with th Rnr.m.
'ment of the United States are still pro
ceeding, mil i repeat wnat I said here
last week, that these communicat'ons
no not imply that tho Government of
the United States has my responsibility
for what has taken place the death of
"I would sum ud the situation bv v.
ing that, if the United states thinks it
proper to take further steps on behalf
Carden Will Confer
With Wilson Tonight
Sir Lionel Carden. the British minis-
ter to Mexico, will confer with Presi
dent Wilson at tho White House to-
night regarding the Mexican situation."
Apparently willing to talk for publica
tion, but dissuaded from doing so by
Sir Cecil Spring-Bice, tho British am
bassador at Washington, who hung
closely to his side. Sir Lionel passed
ine morning au me oiuie i-nry-ij-micin.
conferring with John Bassett Mooro
and in renewing his acquaintance with
Muj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff
of the United States army, whom Sir
Lionel met years ago in Cuba.
Following this, tho British minister
lunched at the embassy and went over
' carefully with Ambassador Spring-Rice
' all tho recent papers dealing with
Mexico, Including those from the Brit
ish foreign office and all tho communi
cations oxchanged between Great
Britain and the United States relative
to the Benton case. Secretary Bryan
will meet Sir Lionel at a dinner tonight
at the embassy.
Will Return To Me-tico.
"Arc you going back to Mexico?" Sir
Lionel was asked.
"Why, surely," he replied, "I left my
wife there, you know. I expect to be
In London only about two weeks."
'Then the reports that you aro to bo
transferred to Brazil are not correct?"
"Oh, yes." he said. "I shall go to
Brazil eventually, but not in the near
"What U the outlook in Mexico?
"Well, really." Interrupted Ambassa
dor Spring-Ulce. Just as Sir Lionel was
about to say something, "you know, It
is agninst our rules o discuss sucn
It is expecica tnai ai aue cumere'iie-e :
tonight vitt President Wilson, Sir
Lionel will discuss mo snuauon in jie.
lco thoroughly, and will ass-ire the
President that the British legation at
Mexico City Is doing all It can to show
Its friendship for the United States.
Cabinet Discusses Situation.
Tne C aDinei wet luuiiy unit lur acteui .
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nOUrs Uleu:.t-u mc h"ic ii.uw..tio ,fc
tho Benton controversy with General
Carranza. The President had already
been advised through the State Depart
ment that the report -which Sir Edward
house of commons galleries '
of its own citizens or British subjects,
we-will gladly await the result.
"But. if for reasons of its. own
the United States does not think II
desirable to take such steps, we must.
of course, reserve to ourselves the right
to secure reparation whenever it Is ic
our power to do so. Assuming that thi
United States desires not itself to taki
any responsibility for Intervention. 11
has been urged upon me that wa should
take Imnv.-dlate action, without giving
me any suggestion of what action wi
"I must repeat what I said here last
week, that there is nothing we car
do under present conditions. The gov.
eminent in Mexico City has no con
trol over the territory where the death
of Benton occurred, nor over those re
sponsible for his death.
"We have no intention of engaging
in such a fantastic attempt as the send
ing of a force, which, to be effective,
would have to bo a very large force,
into any part of Mexico.
"But we do not intend to let he mat
ter rest and as soon as, by any change
of circumstances, it Is In our power te
carry the matter further, we shall taki
whatever steps may be practicable."
Grey, the British foreign minister,
wou'd make to parliament today, would
indorse the position of the United
states, and commend the earnestness of
this country in seeking Information re
garding the Benton tragedy. '
As et no reply has been received
from General Carranza to tho second
communication of the United States
urging him to modify his refusal to
deal with the United States in regard
to the slaying of the Englishman. Con
sefjaently, it Is understood, the situa
tion was as much deadlocked this morn
ing as ever.
Growing anxiety Is felt regarding thr
fate of Gustav Bauch. the German
American, who disappeared from Juarez
February S. The statement attributed
to Villa In press dispatches that he
believes the American citizen to have
been slain "by his enemies," Is re
garded as ominous, and the conviction
is stsrong that it is only another Berton
Grey's Speech Relieves
Wilson and Cabinet
General satisfaction was expressed
this afternoon by Administration of
ficials over the speech made today In
the house of commons by Sir Edward
Grey, the foreign minister, regarding
the attitude of the British government
toward the Benton Inquiry.
A text of the speech was delivered to
Secretary of State Bryan while the
Cabinet was in session, and by him
was read to the President and other
members of the Cabinet.
It was discussed at length, and the
general opinion was that It went far
toward relieving the tension which
Carranza's affront to England and the
United States had caused.
Forfeits His Bail.
Nathan Sugar, of 1J0O Potomac avenu
southeast, forfeited a $10 bail bond in
tho Police Court today when he failed
to appear to answer to two charges
of violating tho weights and measure!
law. George A. Howe, assistant
weights and measures inspector,
charged Sugar with using a measur
not up to the standard and using s
scale that was Incorrect.