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Unsettled and wanner to-day;
to-morrow probably fair.
Temperatures yesterday Maxi
mum, 29 ; minimum, 13.
The Herald has the largest
morning home ctrcnlation, and
prints all the newt of the world,
withjnany exclusive features.
NO. 2323
Bursting Shells Slay Noncombatants,
Including Four Americans; Barbaric
Warfare Fills Streets with Dead,
Mexico City, Feb. 13. The federals late to-night began mount
ing rapid-fire guns on the roof of the Mexican Cable Company's build
ing, which is one of the highest in the city. This will probably at
tract the fire of the rebel gunners and put an end to the cable service
at least for a time.
Mexico Cit, Feb. 13 Abandoning his defeiiMve tactics. Gen.
Felix Diaz to-day led an assault on the National Palace of Mexico, in
which President Francisco Madcro has his refuge.
The terrific bombardment of Diaz's big1 guns created havoc within
the building. A shell, entering one door, killed twenty-five men and
wrecked the Grand Hall.
In addition to the internecine warfare going on in the capital, and
tu the brigandage and pillaging of the homes of foreigners and non
combatants, anti-foreign feeling is growing rapidly. Demonstrations
Americans and other for-
t-igners took place in several places
durinjr the da. Four Americans
were killed, it i known, and others
wire injured.
Shells Kill Jvoncomliatants.
Bursting shells over the business sec
tion killed hundreds of noncombatants.
The dead litter the street, and as no
effort Is made to remove th- bodies, a
Mugue is feared. There If no sanita
tion. Several shuUs.-from wildly fired
ronnon to-day hit the American Em
lassy None of the refugees inside was
Injured however
The Medero forces refuse to recognize
th Red (ross. their pretext being that
several rebel spies obtained Information
f-om within the federal lines under the
Kt-d Cros flap
rirnth I.Ut Increases.
The fifth da- of the barbaric battle
that has stirred the world to indignation
added hundreds more to the death roll
end brought no further protection to the
foreigner-" imperiled throughout a city
row practicallj without novemment and
Jiroatcned with ieslilence from the dead
men and horses that strew the streets.
'Civilized warfare" has been made a
mockery bv President Francisco Madcro
end by the rebel. Felix Diaz, as well.
The jaded operators in the cable build
ing, hashing the news of modern an
srehj throughout the world, wept .'or
'ov over the belated messages announc
ing the rush of United" States batUeships
to Vera Crus.
Help must come Eoon The city is not
only in a turmoil of revolution. The for
eigners are not only endangered by the
shot and shell that sweep from the wild
It aimed guns of tho combatants to all
w tions of the town. They are in immi
nent peril of an anti-foreign uprising.
The spirit of hostility grows as the bat
tle continues
The reoels are gaining military ad
vantageif there can be anv thing mill
tary in the slaughter of Innocent women
pnd children and men. The federals
have gained m numbers and munitions.
Diaz dared even advance through In-
Opendcncia fctreet toward the palace
with a force of 1000 .nen during the after
noon He wheeled his giant guns with
him. Thev shelled the National Palace,
where Madero, spurning all offers of In
tervention, all proposals of truce, basks
1 ke a Nero, liddllng to the burning Rome.
They shelled the palaco for two hours,
and, equipped with the best marksmen
and the finest range-llndlng apparatus
thev made their firo effective across
blocks and buildings.
A guard of twenty-five soldiers leisurely
"protecting" the palace gate was wiped
Continued on Pace Three.
By the Best Juvenile Authors
NEXT SUNDAY for the Young
Folks in the
Boys and Girls'
Magazine Section of
Washington Herald
Here are some of the stories
for nut Sunday:
The Luck of Laramie Ranch Stories,
By John Harbottle.
The Enchanted Glasses,
By Russell Gore.
Why Is a Yankee?
By Dan Beard,
and the second installment of
Serena Ann's' First Valentine,
by Mary E Wilkins-Frceman.
Beleaguered Garrison of Adrianople
Attempts to Take Offensive and
Is Driven Back.
Sofia, Feb II. The Bulgarian war of
fice Issued an official report to-day in
mum ". i siiuw uuu. tne two sorties
wlileh were attempted by the beleagured
garrison In Adrianople. last Monday and
Tuesday were repulsed bv the Hnlmr.
ians. The Turks lost more than one
thousand killed and wounded. The war
office did not state the losses sustained
uj me Bulgarians
London. Feb. II The ambassadors of
the powers in London, it Is understood,
to-night have reached the decision that
the recent note of the Porte does not
form a basis for the reopening of the
peace negotiations A notilication to
this effect will be wired Constantinople
in the morning.
Kentucky Congressman Resolutes
Against Slightest Increase of Rates
During Inaugural Week.
Washington hotel keepers and other
business men In the Capital who have
given notice that they Intend to uplift
prices In tho Inaugural period are at
tacked In a Joint resolution nresented In
me House jesterday by Representation
Johnson of Kentucky.
Mr. Johnson's resolution contains a
series of whereases, charging among
other tilings, that the hotels have pre
scribed exorbitant rates for tho Inaugu
ral, and that lodging houses, boarding
houses, cafes, restaurants and othei1
places of entertainment plan to adopt
a like policy
The resolution then directs that the
rates to be charged between February
S and Starch 5 shall be those current at
other seasons of the jear. Tho last sec
tion of tho resolution reads as follows:
"Tho penalty for the violation of this
regulation shall bo a fine of JI0O for
each offense, and, in addition thereto,
the complainant, if forced by tho involv
ed litigations to remain in his temnor-
ary abodo until the termination of the
litigation, shall be maintained at the
cost or me -aerendant provided judg
ment Is rendered in favor of the com
Editor of Mexican Herald Wire.
Mother of Conditions In Capital.
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 13. Paul Hud
son, one or the editors of the Mexican
Herald, in Mexico City, wired his mother.
Mrs. J. K. Hudson, to-day that he, his
wife, and two children were barricaded
in the Herald office. This building Is
near the American consulate, which was
practicallj- demolished yesterday.
Tho end of the fighting. Mr. Hudson's
telegram said, was not In sight. All for
eigners, he said, had laid in supplies of
ammunition and provisions sufficient to
supply their needs for some time.
llprr Honse Will Get mil from Iie
Carrying about JUOOO.OOO. with every
salary increase knocked out on objec
tions In the House, the District appro
priation bill will be reported to the Sen
ate to-day.
The bill, as It comes from the Senate
Committee on Appropriations, probably
win not carry the Borland amendment to
the bill In the House, requiring the own
ers of abutUng property to pay one-third
of the cost of paving or resurfacing
streets, the remaining two-thirds to be
divided equally between the District and
the Federal government. The bill will
carry appropriations for the new central
and colored high schools, the municipal
fish wharf, investigation of garbage dis
posal plants, tho municipal asphalt plant,
and other rublic Improvements knocked
out In the Howe.
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Services Are Marked by Sim
plicity and Dignity of the.
Masonic Order.
Edifice, of Old English Monastery
Design, to Be an Adorn
ment to City.
With the severe simplicity, which dis
tinguishes the services of the Unitarian
Church, and gives to the Masonic order
its dignity, the Grand Lodge of Masons
of tho Districts of Columbia, assisted by
President Taft. who is a regular com
municant of the church, and a Mason,
esterday afternoon laid the corner
stone of the new All Souls' Unitarian
Church and Edward Everett Hale Me
morial Tarlsh Hall. In Sixteenth Street
Northwest near S Street.
More tha.i fie hundred members of the
congregation braved the biting cold and
witnessed the ceremonies There were
also present a large number of Uni
tarians from all parts ot the country,
who rume to the city for the especial
purpose of witnessing the beginning of
the new national unitarian v,iiurcii.
The Masonic ceremonies attending the
lavlns? of the corner stono were con
ducted by Charles E. Baldwin, grand
master of Masons In tho District. After
Grand Commanler Baldwin had received
from the guardians of Potomac Lodge,
No R, the diver trowel used by George
Washington In laying the corner stone
of the Caplto! Bunding in 1733 ana nau
spread tho first trowelful of cement un
der the corner stone, he requested Presi
dent Taft to assist in laying the stone.
President Taft, wearing tho apron of a
master Mason, then spread the cement
over the foundation upon which the cor
ner stone rests and returned the historic
Masonic relic to Its guardians. Follow
ing this, and previous to lowering the
store. Grand Secretary Arvlne W. John
son placed In the corner 3tone two cop
per chests. One contained the contents
placed In the stone when re was laid In
the Fourteenth Street church Ir 1877 and
the other a number of Masonic docu
ments, copies of The Washington Herald
and other local newspapers, and photo
graphs of Dr. Eliot and Dr. Pierce.
Following the completion or the cere
monies attendant to laying the comer
stone. President Taft made a brief ad
dress, in which he spoke of the growth
of AH Souls' Church and fellowship, and
dwelt upon the Increased effectiveness
and opportunity for good which the con- j
gregatlon will enjoy In its new edifice, i
The President said:
"My dear friends: HVV are met to-day
Continued on Page Thirteen.
Solid Train to "Kail Coast' Hotels
Atlantic Coa't Line's "Florida Special,"
S20 p. m. .Electric-lighted Pullmans. 4
trains daily. 1405 New Terk Ave. aw.
HEV. Dlt. V. G. B. PIEItCE,
Tutor ot All SouIV CSiOTch.
Rear Admiral H I. Cone, chief en
glneer of the na, and the joungest
man who ever held that position, was
going to a dinner iwrty lait night when
the doorbell of his residence, 21:0 Le Roy
Place, rang. Bear Admiral Cone answered
the bell. On the porch was a ragged In
dividual, bent, crippled, white-haired.
He poured forth a pitiful story Into
Cone's ear. He was starving, had no
place to sleep. Hadn't had a. meal for
days. Hadn't slept In a warm bed for
nights. Would the gentleman assist him
to get a good meal and a night's sleep?
Bear Admiral Cone placed his hand in
his pocket. He brought forth a coin.
The beggar muttered blessings and de
About two hours afterward, while at
the dinner party a few blocks from his
residence, Mr. Cone heard the bell ring.
The butler came. In to tell the host that
a forlorn-looking beggar was outside.
"Let me attend to that fellow," said
Rear Admiral Cone, "I think I've seen"
him before."
As he went to the door a beam of light.
ehlnlng on the beggar's face, showed its
owner to be not a bedraggled old man,
but a youthful Individual who needed a
Whereupon, the navy man walked out
on the porch and grabbed the white wig
off the beggars head and put It In bis
pocket. He also vigorously applied a
boot to the beggar's person, and said
'go hence or words to that effect.
The 'beggar, however, was undaunted.
Give me back my wig and I'll keep
away from you hereafter," he said.
But Rear Admiral Cone kept the wig.
and now- It occupies a place among his
other trophies.
Atlnnta-tllrmlnchnm-XeiY Orleann-Mrmphln-Florlda.
For business or pleasure uie the fast
through traini of tho Southern Rail-
ton 'to 'the South. Consult Agents. 70S
16th and 905 F Stst, nw.
"Gen." Rosalie Jones Leads
Survivors of First Day's
March Into College Town.
Cow and Socialistic Fanner Block
Highways Pilgrims Dropping
Oat Rapidly.
Princeton. N. J Feb. . Unmindful ot
the wild demonstraUon. caring less about
the presence of President-elect Wilson
and desiring nothing but food, hot baths
and bed. Gen Rosall- Jones and a weary
band of straggling suffragists nmpea
inu tfeu tnrn to-niht on the verge of
'physical and mental exhaustion.
They started, chipper as migni oe alt
er the drill of yesterday from Metuch
en at 9 o'clock this morning. The roads
were unsneakablc. the wind was bitter
and Gen. Jones' pedometer strapped
tightly to her ankle showed that the
pilgrims had tramped twenty teven.
The troop lett Metuchen light of heart
but with every Joint protesting. They
strolled Into New Brunswick long
noiich tn lunch, afford an hour of hi
larity for the Rutger College students
and distributed reams or suarase mera
turn in the curious crowds.
Ten miles out of New Brunswick
things began to happen. Flrat of all
the band was held up by a farmer who
blocked the road and compelled the
wind shaken hikers to listen to a fer
vid speech on Socialism and Just why
Woodrow Wilson will not make a good
Coir Blocks Ilond.
Eleven miles out. Mrs Frank Aldrich,
of New Tork. collapsed. A mile or so
further on a cow, truant from a near
by barn, took possession of the middle
of the road. There was a general feel
ing of apprehension. Gen. Jones to the
rescue again.
She walked forward, took that cow by
the spongy nose and spoke to it. She
spoke In no uncertain tones to the cow
and the result was that the road was
One by one they limped Into Prince
ton. Conspicuous by nls absence was
Percy Passmore. the mysterious stan
dard bearer. Percy declared that
would gladly donate the flag to the
town of Matuchen If some one would
subscribe the price of a ticket back to
Long Island City. Some one passed the
hat. Percy waved a sa.d .farewell and
took the first train north.
Ambassador Lelshman Sued.
Pittsburg. Feb. 13. An action wes
brought to-day by the brokerago firm of
Ravmoud, Pynchon & Co., of New York
City, against John G. A Leishman to
recover S70.010, with lntfrcst from Decem
ber 31, 151". Mr I.elshman Is the Amcri
can Ambassador to Germany. An at
tachment againt Mr. Lelshman's prop-
rty was Irsued to the Sheriff of Alio
sheny County.
Two Separate Movements to Bring About
Peace Feature of the Day
in the Capital.
The inauguration of two separate and distinct movements to bring
about a peaceful adjustment of the Mexican situation -without resort to
intervention by the United States was the feature of jesterday's devel
opments in the Mexican situation.
Both of these movements were ct on foot independently of Presi
dent Taft, who remains steadfast in his determination not to take such
action in Mexico a, would involve the United States in a long and
costly war in that country. This attitude of the President received
most positive commendations from members of the House and Senate,
who declared that they were earnestly opposed to intervention in Mex
ico at this juncture.
Inasmuch as President Taft has repeatedly declared that he will
not intervene in Mexico without the advice and consent of Congress,
Fire Men Fight Pitched Battle with
Pedestrians Fail to Obtain
VacavUle. Cal , Hen. 11 Fhe bandits
swoopd down upon this city this morn
ing, cut all of the main telephone trunk
lines, lor a time isolating the city from
communication with adjoining towns.
and after engaging in a pitched battle
with a number of pedestrians, broke Into
'the bank of Vacavilti
I the outer vault of th
Thw rsu-VeA
nitroglycerin, and appropriated a large
I quantity of securities and business papers
j belonging to the bank and Its depositors.
'but were unable to get Into tho Inner
i vault, where the gold and currency was
I kipt.
The bandits fired four charges of nitro
glycerine, but the explosion of their
fourth and last charge, although It open:
d the door of the coin safe Inside the
vault, also toppled It oer face down
ward, and there it lay too heavy to
Xot one cent did the robbers get. al
though ).X In gold lay almost within
their grasp,
The cracksmen then broke Into a
garage and stole a big touring car.
sreeding out of town in a northerl di
rection The automobile was found later
r.t Winters, fourteen miles north of here.
No furth r trace of the bandits has been
found. Posses are scouring both Yolo
and Solano Counties.
seems inevitable
New- York. Keb. 11 The railroad fire
men's strike seems inevitable. Continued
efforts to-day to settle the differences
between the firemen and the manage
ments of the railroads were fruitless
For sixteen hours the mediators la
bored with both sides In an effort to
reach a basis of adjustment, but at raid
night a settlement appeared to be as
far awav- as ever Chief Judge Knapp,
of the United States Commerce Court,
and Acting United States Labor Com
missioner Hangar will hold further con
ferences with the representatives of the
firemen nnd the railroads to-morrow in
the hope of stopping a strike order No
body on either side ot the question who
to willing to talk holds out an)- founda
tion for such a hope
A high official of the firemen's brother
hood has declared that the forty-eight
hours notice preliminary to a strike of
the 45,000 firemen on the fifty -four rail
roads In the district cast of the Missis
sippi and north of Virginia will be served
upon the railroads to-morrow night. This
would mean that the strike would begin
at midnight Sunday.
Tito Bands Illorr Vp Bank Vaults
Get f 13,000.
Sapulpa. Okla.. Feb IX Yeggmcn to
day blew the safe of the Guarantee State
Bank at Klefer and secured J3.000. The
explosion demolished the safe, wrecked
the office, and blew- the front out ot the
building. Citizens, awakened by the de-
tonations, saw four men running from
the bank. A posse Is following the men.
who are supposed to have gone to the
hills near by.
Los Angeles. Feb. 11 The First Na-
tlonal Bank of Yacaville was robbed ot
$10,000 to-day by yeggs, who dynamited
the vaults. The burglars fought a run
ning revolver battle with the citizens,
but escaped.
Imbansr Mast More,
Paris. Feb. ll The staff of the United
States Emliassy In this city Is to be
evicted, the owner of the house where
the embassy officers have been located
for fifteen years having served notice
that the place must be vacated by April
15, aa he Intends to turn the building Into
a hotel.
"Jim Ci-ott" l.arr for Illinois.
Springfield. 111.. Feb. 13. A "Jim crow"
law was Introduced In tho Senate of
the Illinois State legislature, to-day by
Scnator F. C. Camplicll. Democrat, of
Xenia. Senator Campbell, who is a
Southerner raid the escapades of Jack
Johnson are in part responsible for the
anti-intervention sentiment i
taken as conclusive proof that such
action is practically beyond the
range of possibility in the imme
diate present.
(Frard May InrntlKate.
John Barrett. Director of the Tan
American Unlcn, which Is supported bv
the twentv-one republics of North and
Pouth America and the Caribbean, to
night brcach.-d a plan by means ot me
diation up.n the part of the United
States goemmnt, with the co-operatlim
of repiesrntrtKes from Mexico and
other Latin-American republics. Thlj
proposal was set forth bv Mr. Barrett
'" " "V" lrer acareasea to president
bank afe wlthT'lft anJ Senator Cullom. chairman of
the SenVe C'onini'ttee on Forelzn Rela
tions, and Representative Flood, chair
man of tho House Committee on Fortign
In addition to this plan, proposal by
Mr. Barrett. It was learned last nlelit
that inf'iences are at work In an en-ie-ivor
to lmluc Justice James W
Gerard, of the Supreme Court of th
State of New York, to go to Mexico at
once to ascertain If arv- peaceable solu
tion of tho Mexican situation can be
Senator Overman of North Carolina
last night declared that the Idea was a
good one "Justice Gerard.' said the
Senator, "is a splendid man. He might
arrompllh a great deal of good by
gathering Information for the use of
President-elect Wilson "
In other quarters, however. It n
pointed out in criticism of the plan that
President-elect Wilson will have before
him In les than three weeks all the
great mass of information on Mexico
now in the possession of the State De
partment This information- It m de
clared, has beeji gathered from evcry
concelv able source for a long time, and
presents a more comprehensive study of
the Mexican question than Justice Ge
rard could possibly make.
Republicans hire were inclined to re
sent the plan as implying distrust of the
rellabilltv and good faith of the Stat
Department in its treatment of the ifer-
Ican question To send Justice Gerard
into Mexico at this time, independentlv
of the government, it was Insisted, would
be a most undeserved reflection upon the
abilltv aid integrity of President Taft.
Secretary of State. Knox, and the entire
personnel of the State Department,
which has been concerned with the
Mexican problem.
Barrett's Actio
Barrett's novel proposition is like
wise destined to meet with a most
chilling reception at the handi of the
authorities now in control of the gov
ernment At the State Department his
action in thus stepping forward, unasked,
with a plan for the settlement of the
Mexican question, is regarded as the
height of Impropriety. In view of th
.net that he stands In an official relation
not only to the United States but to aU
the twenty other republics of the Amer
icas. It was pointed out last night that tho
present contest In Mexico City holds
forth more promise of bringing about an
adjustment of the Mexican situation than
has any other event in the last year.
It was further objected that Mr. Bar
Conllnned oa Pn-re Three.
In c-rder that our beautiful city
may present the most creditable
appearance to the many thou
sands of visitors who will soon be
in our midst, all citizens are re
spectfully asked to immediately
clean up their premises, both
residential and business. Par
ticular attention should be given
to areaways, yards, and blind al
leys; putting the litter in proper
receptacles, and calling the atten
tion of the collector to the same.
Every one is also urged to co
operate in keeping our streets, al
leys, yards, parks, and all open
spaces clear of paper, &c, that so
greatly mars their beauty.

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