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Cloudy and Warmer'
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING,
FEBRUARY 1 32,'
PRICK ONE CENT.
UTAH TOWN; PITCHED
BATTLE WITH POSSE
Indian Renegades Re-enforced in Canyon Near
Bluff Marshal Calls For Surgeons and
Ammunition Wires Cut By Outlaw
Band Sheriff Ask For U. S. Troops.
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 22. The sheriff of
San Juan county today requested the governor of
Utah to ask Federal troops be called out to deal with
revolting Indians in his district.
CORTEZ, Col., Feb. 22. Following a pitched battle
in the outskirts of Bluff, Utah, a band of 250 renegade
Piute Indians, led by Tse Ne Gat and Old Polk, attacked
the town where U. S. Marshal Nebeker and a posse of fifty
men had taken refuge.
The Indians poured several volleys into the town
from the natural fortifications in the outskirts.
Re-enforcements from Greyson arrived at dawn in
the teeth of a' blinding snowstorm and the combined posses
attempted to surround the stronghold of the Indians.
The Indians broke through the small band and are
now intrenched in Cottonwood canyon.
Another body of re-enforcements from Monticello
made its way through a heavy gale and snowstorm to the
relief of the town, and another from Delores is nearing the
Marshal Nebeker telephoned just before the wires
were cut that the Indians were forming for another rush
and asked that surgeons and nurses be sent, as well as
armed men and ammunition.
INDIANS ARE RE-ENFORCED.
Indian police. -at Ship Rock Agency
Agency i Indian
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cavalry hat bMn ordered overland
through Thompson's Springs to -join the
attempt to subdue the revolting Indians.
Reports early today declare that the
number of Indians Is rapidly Increasing.
The Indians are said to have gathered
with them their squaws and effects.
They are believed to be heavily stocked
with ammunition and food. From
towns all about here came -eports to
day that dozens of Indians have quietly
slipped away from their usual haunts.
It is believed they have left to join the
The authorities here have been asked
to call for Federal troops.
Attack From Rear.
The Federal posse was engaging the
Tse-Ne-Gat band last night when they
were suddenly attacked from the rear
by a second band numbering between
fifty and 100 Indians under the leader
ship of "Chief Jim" Cosey.
In the fighting that ensued Joe
Aiken, of Dolores, colored, a deputy,
was killed and Joe Cordova, another
member of the posse, seriously wound
ed. Two Indians are known to have
been killed. Six were captured in a
rush on the position held by the posse.
The Indians are fighting- from the
rocks which form well-n'gh unassail
able natural fortifications. Just before
all communication between here and
Bluff was cut early today. Murahal Ne
beker sent a call for help, saying his
band was In desperate straits. He had
time also to flash over the wire the
fact that the Indians were forming for
a rush on them, and the town of Bluff,
where the inhabitants were panic
stricken. Doctors and nurses from Cortes and
from Grayson and Montlcclle have been
appealed to to go to the scene.
Aiken was a wealthy cattle raiser nnd
an expert rifle shot. As Aiken fell the
whites, who had been trying to take
the Indians by surprise, rolled from
their ponies Into tho snow and began
firing whenever an Indian showed him
self. After a few volleys had been tired
Marshall Aqulla Nebeker sent Mancos
Jim. a former Indian outlaw, to parley
with Tse Ne Oat.
The parley lasted some time and then
Mancos Jim returned with this message:
"We will tight until we arc nil killed."
Marshal Nebeker said that one of the
FOR "SAKE OF ART"
Jflme. Sarah Bernhardt, Sue-
I V , qessfully Operated Upon,
s. may oume ijru. o.
BORD.EA lFeb 2a.4rKor the sale.
of tnys,art," Tiime Siralt Bernhardt
was successfully operated upon this
Her-' right leg was amr-plated at thbe
Rn" h .ne resim or an injury suf
fered aftveral years ago whllo playing
At,non4Jils famous actress was com
ing otiti from under the influence of the
anaesUtetIcand It was Mated that the
operation had been a complete success.
atans, wno ten was dressed like a
ni seemed to be a woman. This
the belief that Indian men and
women. were fighting side by side. All
are armed with modern Winchester
.Chief Cosey. one of the leaders of the
renegade Indians. Is reported to have
been killed by the deputies.
Tsc-Ne-Gat has been on the waipath
since last October when he defied the
Federal authorities after having been
indicted for tho alleged murder of a
Mexican, Juan Chacon.
Sends Special Agent
To Arrange Parley
A telegram today from Special Agent
L. D. Creel to Cato Sella. Indian com
missioner, reports the rout of United
States troops by the Piutes. The mes
sage does not say what troops were
operating against the Indians. The mes
sage also confirms press reports that
one deputy was killed and one injured
in the fight between the Piutes and the
Government posse yesterday.
Commissioner Sells said that he has
ordered Special Agent Creel and Super
intendent J. E. Jenkins, of the Navajo
Springs reservation, to Join United
States Marshal Nebeker at Bluff, Utah,
where the Piutes are mobilized, and at
tempt to arrange an armistice.
The commissioner says the present
disorders will be quickly subdued.
BUT HARMS NO ONE
Robert L. McArdle, Real Estate
Operator, Terrorizes Resi
dents of Apartment House.
Obsessed with the Idea that some one
was trylns to kill him, Robert L. Mc
Ardle, forty-nine years old, who says
he Is a Philadelphia real estate opera
tor, terrorized the residents of the Iro
quois, 1410 M street northwest early this
morning by discharging a fusllade of
revolver shots at the walls and ceilings
of his apartment.
With the report of the llrst shot short
ly after l:Cu o'clock, men, women, and
children In the upartment house vero
aroused. Doors and windows were
cautiously opened to ascertain the cause
of the trouble, no one daring to leavo
their respective suite.
When policemen of the Third precinct
arrived they wero informed that the
shots apparently had been fired in Mc
Ardle's apartment. They were told that
tno man had been living in me pmce
nbout three weeks, that he acted pecu
liarly at times, but was nevertheless "a
i ol cemnn Stott Tung the bell una cr
dored McArdle to open the door. With
out resistance McArdle permitted the
policeman to take the revolver. Stott
says that McArdle told him that "cer
tain persons" were trying to kill h m.
The prisoner was taken to the Third
precinct station and hold on a charge
of Insanity. He who removed to the
Washington Hospital for mental obser
vation. Only 50 Hours to Havana, Atlantic
Coast Line. "Florida & West Indian Lim
ited." All Florida Hesorth reached 4
trains dally. 1406 New York ave. N W.
SHOOTS OP SUIT
President's Daughter Sends
Contribution for Sale in Four
District Theaters at Today's
Committee of Women Workers
Urging Tenth of Income
Tribute to Charity From
Miss Margaret Wilson today an
nounced her contribution to Dis
trict Donation Weejc. It will be u
large bunch of flowers from the
White House conservatories,
which will be sold at the holiday
matinees in theaters this after
noon. These flowers, to be sent to the
Donation Week headquarters at
The Times office, were to be made
into small bouquets, and a bevy of
pretty girls will sell them during
the intermission at Keith's, the
Belasco, National, and Poli's thea
ters. "Double the amount collected so
far today and tomorrow," was Mrs,
Ellis Logan's plea to her workers
today. ' "Those -who feel jny Pa
triotism on Washington's Birthday
should be willing to take this op
portunity of expressing that patri
otism by contributing to the need
of the city named for Washing
ton." The busiest woman !n Washing
ton today is Mrs. Kate Waller Bar
rett, completing plans for Federal
Day tomorrow, which is the wind
up of the campaign. With the wife
of the Vice President, wives of
Cabinet officers, and other promi
nent women of the city on her spe
cial committee for that day, Mrs.
Barrett is making preparations to
go through the departments thor
oughly. "Share Your Wages."
"Share your wages." is Mrs. Bar
rett's plea for tomorrow. She Is mak
ing a special appeal to Government
clerks to give at least a tenth of their
clay's pay to charity tomorrow.
One of the most unusual spectacles
seen In a Washington theater took
place last night at Keith's, when Mrs.
Barrett appeared at the Sunday even
irrg concert and delivered a ringing
flve-mlnute uddress. She made an
earnest plea for the city's poor, and
also touched upon the work being
done by the Florence Crlttenton
Home, in which she Is especially In
terested. Before she was half through
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White Plague May Send Her to
the Grave Before She Goes
OA WALTERS IS
NEW TORK. Feb. 32. The white . shall be at least 400 feet between saloons
,. .,. .nrt m Ida. Knlf fn ' and churches or schoolhouses.
plague ma. send Mrs. Ida bnirren The commlUee adoptod this Idea and
Walters to the grave before she poes also (ec,Jej to mako a personal In
to trial for the murder of her two vcstlgatlon of some of the places where
nnmeless Infants, children of her law- It is alleged liquor Is sold in violation
yer-loyer. l.orlys Elton nogers. "'committee dld not make public Its
1 r. Hlegelman, coroners physician. n. of witnesses, lest some of them
admitted today that Mrs. Walters is , might escape or evado service. Nor -vlll
a victim of tuberculosis. One lung is J It indicate what saloons it will visit.
affected, he said, and the woman pois -
one.- Is beginning to show the effects
of long conilnement in Lebanon Hos
pital. No traces of the bichloride she
swallowed after poisoning her babies
were disclosed In tho examination.
Consequently, District Attorney Mar-tl-i
probably will ask thut Mrs. Wal
ters bo removed from the hospital to
a Jail cell within u few days, dcsplto
bi tubercular condition.
President and Cabi
At Monster Meeting
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WALTER S. SMOOT.
Walter S. Smoot Presented Medal at Joint Celebra
tion of Sons of American Revolution, Sons of
Revolution and Daughters of Revolution
at Memorial Continental Hall:
With President Wilson and Mrs. William Cumming Story, p'rtlf
dent general of the D. A. R. the central figures on the stage, and with,
the boxes filled with members of the Cabinet and their families and,
many members of the diplomatic corps, the-jolnt tfelc! Wtim't41t4HHtP
ington's Birthday by the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons
of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Rev
olution was opened at Memorial Continental Hall at 10:30 o'clock
The stage had been elaborately decorated with palms and smilax,
while a huge United States flag was suspended over the audience.
Patriotic music was furnished by the Marine Band.
Although the celebration was a joint one between three organiza
tions, two of which were composed entirely of men, the women out
numbered the men two to one in the audience. Fully an hour before
the doors of the hall were thrown open the women began to arrive,
and a long line was waiting when the doors were opened.
PRESIDENT PRESENTS MEDAL.
President Wilson made a brtef ad
dress and presented to Walter S. Smoot
the gold medal awarded him by the
committee of the Sons of tho Revolu
tion for the best essay on a patriotic
subject. Smoot then read his essay,
"The Course of Events That Led to
the Surrender of Torhtown."
The President, in spesentlng the medal
to younr Smoot, said:
"ft gives me great pleasure, Mr.
Hmoot. to hand you this medal. It gives
me pleasure to see with what careful
IN EXCISE INQUIRY
Senate Special Committee
Holds Brief Meeting Testi
mony to Start Tomorrow.
The Senate special committee In charge
of the Excise Board investigation held
u brief meeting at the Capitol today Lut
did not begin taking testimony.
It was decided to begin the Inquiry at
10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Sub
poenaes for witnesses will be issued to
day. Senators Shcppard and Jones, as a
aubcommlttee, submitted a plan for the
Investigation this morning. The District
surveyor will be asked to survey dist
ances between saloons and churches and
hetween saloons and schoolhouses In
cases where violation of tho law is
charged. The law contemplates there
i 'he memners or tne committee wouia
I have gone ahead today in the matter of
having measurements made, but it w-as
a legal holiday, and the Survevor was)
not In his office. This phase of the in
quiry may be put in charge of a sub
committee. Inasmuch as the Surveyor's office was
closed. It was decided to put Uifc Investi
gation over until tomorrow.
The committee consists of Senators
Shcppard. Hughes, Thompson, Jones,
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attention you have studied the great
campaign of which you have written,
and I hope that such study will enable
J oil and other lads of our age some
of these days to set us all the example
we need to be set."
Mrs. William Cummings Story deliv
ered tho address of welcome and pre
sided at the meeting.
It was rumored that there had been
considerable discussion and not a llt-
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District Attorney Denies Report
That Lieutenant Becker
NEW VOHK. Feb. 'J:'. District At
torney Charles A. Perkins today dent
ed the published report that he has In
his potnesHlon an affidavit In which a
gunman charges Chatlcn Becker, the
former police lieutenant, with having
negotiated with him for tho murder
of Ilermaji Rosenthal.
According to a story published yea
terdav, Becker personally wqnt to the
gunman anil asked him to play the
part of asihhiii.
Tho storv adds that Becker dele
gated "Jack" Rose to negotiate with
the gunmen in an effort to Induce him
to commit the crime, and that the
gunman, "gatting cold feet" fled from
LONDON. Feb. r.-Tho official press
bureau today Issued an official denial
of tha reports sent from Berlin that a
British army transport had been sunk
by a (itrmui submarine.
NOT MAKE AFFIDAVIT
DENY GERMANS SANK
; Pro-Allies Demonstrations Re
ported in Many Cities,
Especially in the Northern
Troops Called Out in Numerous
Instances to Stop Trouble.
"Neutral" Meeting Ends in
ROME. Feb. 22. Riots oc
curred in many cities throughout
Italy today in connection with
demonstrations favoring war with
Dispatches received today from
Milan, Turin, and a number of
other cities, especially in tne
northern part of the kingdom,
state that hostile demonstrations
were directed against Austria and
that in some places troops were
necessary to restore order.
Eight socialists were wounded
in a fight here, when the "neutral"
branch of the. socialist party had a
m-.eting to urge the government -to
maintain its neutrality and refuse
to join the war.
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3u.t as rtlsnor Maffl, a member of
the chamber of deputies, was about to
speak, pro-war Socialists broke Into the
hall rind a riot followed.
Troops are stationed all over the city.
Political newspapers are becoming
more bitter In their attitude.
Austrian Flag Burned
At Venice After Italian
Consul Is Assaulted
ROME. Fb. An Austrian flag
was burned at Venice last night by a
mob that made a demonstration In fa
vor of Italian intervention in the war,
according to a press dispatch received
here today. It stated that the Austrian
flac was burned In the Venice plaza.
Accordlne to the same dlbpatch. the
Italian consul at Trieste was attacked
by a beggar on Saturday, but the offi
cial's assailant was set free hv the
Austrian police after he had been ar
rested. GIRL FALLS THREE
STORIES TO OEATH
Miss Dorothy Dodge, Daughter
of Attorney, Loses Balance
Plunging headlong from a third-story
window of Kcr home, lol B sreet north
east, early today. Miss Dorothy Dodge,
twenty-eight years old. daughter of
William W. Dodge, a well-known at
torney, was fatally Injured, and died at
Casualty Hospital a short time later.
The young woman was unconscious
when lifted from the ground. Her death
Is believed to have been directly due
to a fracture of the base of the skull.
Relatives believe that she went to the
window when she arose, and. In open
ing the blinds, lost her balance und fell.
She had hardly struck the pavement
when several passers-by and relatives
ran to her and carried her into the
Mtss Dodge was in the best of health
and spirits when she retired last night
and had contemplated pajing visits to
several girl friends today.
Calls for Militia
In West Virginia
Sheriff Unable to Quell Thousand
Miners Who Attacked
Will I'.I.INO. W. Va.. Keb. i'2, Sher
iff Conwav of Murton county today
appealed to (iovt-iuor Hat'lcld for
militia to quell disturbances In the
ininert,' strike at Kannington, near
Further trouble Is expected to fol
low the outbreak of Saturday night
when ft thmieand utrlkers attacked
the sheriff'.! posse. Injuring the sher
Iff and five nun.
Deputy W. R. Biggs, whoso skull
was fractured, Is- dying toda' The
strikers were very orderly today.
W AMERICAN SHlr
War Zone Protest Not Transgressed By
Sinking of the Evelyn By Mine at
Borkum, But Inquiry Is
ONLY REDRESS IS
Incident Adds To Gravity Of Extremely
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lars Are Demanded r a!
Initial ftept were taken today by the State Depart
ment to fix the responsibility for the destruction by mine
of the American steamer Evelyn off Borkum Island in the
Secretary of State Bryan announced that he had dis
patched instructions to United States Ambassadors Gerard
antlPage, at Berlin and London, respectively, to obtain all
available details concerninf the accident. .
This information the diplomatic representatives will
be expc$ed to gather from the governments to which they
are accredltos from consular officers and agents and from
members of the crew of the ill-fated steamer.
As the hull and cargo of the Evelyn were insured by
the Government war risk bureau, .the. information thus
gathered will b. ,. ff flirrfTr 11 ' llMM T W'W
the United SWtWTiliiy f nOTtirariT me 'close of ffiTwartcT
In the meantime every effort is being used by the Ad
ministration to avoid the appearance of regarding the de
struction of . he steamer as a cause for rupture between this
country and either Germany or England.
SITUATION IS NOT SERIOUS.
The fact that the vessel was not sunk
in the war zone area prescribed by Ger
many over the protest of tho i'nlted
States, does not. It Is thought by of
ficials, require this Government to hold
German v to that measure of "strict ac
countability" threatened In the Ameri
can war zone protest.
On the other hand, two elements con
tribute to the belief of officials that
nothing of a Berious nature, need de
velop. The first of these Is the fact
that tho vessel was allowed to pass
through the war zone area without mo
lestation, and the other that no lives
At the same time, the destruction of
the vessel has brought home to this
Government with startling emphas's tile
extremely critical situation In which
American commerce is placed. At ue.t.
It Is realized that this country can only
hope for a miracle to prevent more
serious consequences from the severe
reprisals which England and Get many
are taking against one another and that
from now on any hour may bring news
of the destruction of more vessels of
No Willful Destruction.
Inasmuch as the captain and crow of
tne rielyu were saved, the incident as
sumed far less Importance In official
minds that It otherwise would.
The German embassy today held there
had been no willful destruction of tho
vessel by tho Germans, Inasmuch as she
carried a cotton cargo destined for Ger
Evelyn Passed Safely
Through the War Zone
BERLIN (Via Amscterdam), Feb. I'l.
Officlal announcement was made at tho
admiralty today tfiat all the crew of
tho American steamer Evelyn, which
was sunk bv a mine off Borkum Island,
in the North Sea on Saturday had been
The vessel had passed safely through
the war zone proclaimed by Germany
on her way to Bremen when she Jilt the
mine. A yreat hole was made In her
starboard side, through which the water
poured, and Captain Smith, seeing it
would be Impossible to beach her, or
dered his crew to the boats.
Coasting Steamer Sunk.
LONDON. Feb. 22. Tho snull Irish
coasting steamship Downshlre was sunk
Saturday nlgl't by a German jubmarlne
off the Calf of Man, an island in the
Irish sea. The Germans gave th-s crew
five minutes In which to quit thdr ship.
The crew landed at Dundrum, County
Down, Ireland. I
The submarine which sank tho Down
shlre wai the l'-12. The Germans (trod I
three shots at the steamship potore htr
captain hove to. Alter the crew of the
Dnwiishlro had taken to tho boats the
Germans placed a bomb umdhips of
the vessel and exploded It, and the
Downihlr tank In a fw minutes.
IN CIVIL ACTION
and Full i
many, which nitlon Is in great need cf
What effect the incident will have on
this Government's attitude concerning
replies to Germany and Great Britain
on the war zone and flag situations was
Rhrouded In diplomatic secrecy. Care
ful observers maintain that the United
States will send replies to both powers.
Especially was this true of the German
situation, in icw of Germany's dis
claimer of responsibility for anv havoc
wrought on American commerce in tho
"death zone." But a reply In this ca
will do no more than to reiterate
America's stand that Germany will be
held to "strict accountability." accord
ing to officials.
While, several days ago, officials said
they desired to see the course of events
before taking any Mop. thev are In
clined today to believe the German
paper blockade" is In reality a veri
table death zone, in which, according to
reports, several ships already have met
their fate victims of Germany's deter
mination to combat England's allv
Urging Greater Preparedness.
Meantime, some navy officials art
urglne secietlv a preparedness far
greater than now exists. A letter today
from ex-Secretary of Navy Bonaparte
to Congressman Gardner is considered
significant In this respect, as he urged
immediate construction of a fleet able
to cope with "tho entire fleet of any
power whose hostility Is a reasonable
possibility of the future."
LIVERPOOL. Feb. 22.-The crew of
the British steamship Cambank, which
was sunk Saturday morning in the Irish
Sea. off Llnas Point, first sighted a
German submarine and then plainly saw
the track of the torpedo which sent
their vessel to the bottom. The survi
vors of the disaster arrived In their
home port heie. The third engineer
and two firemen were killed in the ex
plosion and another member of the crew
was drowned when ho tried to Jump
into a boat. In all twenty persons were
saved from tho wreck.
The submarine came Into lew. ac
cording to the stories told by the men of
the Cambank, while the crew of the
steamship were preparing the boats for
an emergency. Then tho torpedo was
observed Tho ship was standing- atUI
at the time nnd the torpedo struck her
squarely amidships, close to the stoke
'iole. In less than fifteen minutes the
bow of the vessel Boomed to fall away
and then the ship broke in two and sank.
Those of the crew who were able to
make the boats drifted for three hours
before, they were picked up.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
.Met at 11.
Senator Root tend
Excise Inquiry deferred until
Committee considers plans.
Military bill taken up.