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'- v si- ''4 j:T c--;r -rr-. - -. - r " r- r ," J'' - ?Tf7?l f v Weather Today: 'Fair. NO. 2671 JAPANESE ARMS SOLD TO HUERTA, Startling' Information Indi cates Rifles Came from Nip ponese Government. USED !N RUSSIAN WAR Activity in Mexico Real Sub- , ject Discussed at White House. REPORT APPEARS SIGNIFICANT President's Proclamation lifting Bar rier Against Ammunition Soon to Be Made. Some definite light was shed yesterday upon a new phase of the Mexican situ atlon. It relates to Japanese activity In Mex ico This subject was discussed at the con ference between the President and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It was. in fact, the feature of the confer ence which gravely Impressed the mem bers of the. Senate Committee and which caused them to decline to discuss what had been disclosed to them In regard to the Mexican situation. The Information which has come fhla government Is to the effect that Huerta has been obtaining hla supply of arms recently from Japaaeae sources. The rifles which he had been obtaining; are those which -were used In the Japanese war with Russia. It is understood the information which officials of this government have obtained indicates that the sup ply of arms came from the Japanese government Itself, but many In Wash ington hesitate to credit this report. Officials, however, who have had access to the 'information intimate that the ivldcnce is strong. Used In Rnsslan War. It was reported some time ago that rlftcs used by the Japanese army were being sold. These rifles were of an old type used by the Japanese in the war with Russia. The Japanese government, it was said, had several thousand of these rifles on hand, and waa .disposing of Jthem -because they were. being; replaced wltfc a more modem type or firearm. At that time, however. It was said that the Japa nese government was selling these rifles to private corporations or individuals in Japan. It was suggested then that some of the rifles might find their nay Into Mex ico; in fact, there were reports that the -Mexican rebels were trying to obtain some of them. Whether the report is true that some of these arms were obtained by Huerta direct from the Japanese government, the fact that they have found their nay into the hands of the dictator's soldiers is In itself significant. The attitude of this government and its earnest desire to shut off all supplies of firearms and ammunition from Huerta have been well known to all the governments. There is no disposition to question the rleht of Japanese private Interests to sell rifles to the Huerta forces, nor even of the Japanese goernment Itself to do this. If It Is Inclined that way. The slg- nlficance of the situation, as voiced by members of the Senate, is that Japan Is disposed to follow such a course. . Harrier to De Lifted. Members of Congress who are fa miliar now with President Wilson's views expect him within a day or two to issue a proclamation removing the barrier against the flow of arms and ammunition across the Rio Grande into Mexico This will give Carranza and his forces access to the American markets and -n III meet a request which the con stitutionalist leader has been urging upon the Washington government for months Carranza has contended, in fact, that If he could obtain arms and ammunition from United States sources, he would make short work of driving Huerta from Mexico City. MEXICO CITY FORTIFIED WITH GUNS RECEIVED RECENTLY FROM EUROPE ErecUi CMde to The Waahinrton HaaH. Mexico Citv. Jan. 27. The city of Ori zaba, on the Mexican Railway, is being fortified and orders have been given that it shall be heavily garrisoned immediate ly In preparation for an expected rebel movement upon Vera Cruz. Five car loads of ammunition, rifles and rapid Are guns from Europe have arrived here by way of Vera Cruz. Arrests of alleged plotters against Huerta continue. Troops are being gar risoned in the palace and machine guns stationed on the roof. Prominent Felldstaa deny the existence of a -plot against the life of Huerta. They declare that the excitement was started and the charges were made by the gov ernment as an excuse for the arrest of the men, and to get rid of .them. The police exonerate the Felicistas. There is great activity in the enforce ment of a law of 1S69 compelling all males w ho are able to bear arms to enlist. CARRANZA, ORDERS RECALL OF $10,000,000 CURRENCY Erdl to The Wuhincton Ucsild. Naco, Ariz., Jan. 17. The finances of the constitutionalists have been disrupted and chaos has resulted in ail 'business In Northern Mexico, following the recall to day of 310,000,000 of the new currency. The decree for the recall was made by Gov. Carranza. The discovery of extensive forgeries of signatures to bank notes that were lost tn transit from New Tork to the border was responsible for the recall, when lost the bills were unsigned. i .W. D. Gooch. manager of the mercan tile holdings of the Cananea Consolidated Copper Company, of Cananea, SonoraJ and two ciertcs were piacea unaer arrest by the Mexican authorities, when they re fused to accept some of the forged notes. They wero released finally through the efforts of Charles Montagus, the Amen can consular agent PISIDENTHEARS COAST DEVASTATED BY STORM. Eight rersona Killed by Floods and Hurricane. Special la Tin Wsahiacton Herald, San Francisco, "Jan. 27. Eight persons are known to have been killed by the flood and storm, that have swept the Pacific Coastfrom the Canadian boundary to the Mexican line, and many miles to the east during the last three days. The devastated country began to recover to day. although many cities and towns were out 01 corauiusutatuwu wuu mo iui w the world, and accurate reports of loss of life and property came In slowly. It will be several days before traffic can be resumed. Fear was felt today for the safety of residents of many small towns that were swept by the swollen rivers, and from which no word has been receiv ed for three days. The Sacramento Valley lowlands arV covered with water, and ranchers of JOhat section of the State have been driven from their homes. Reports from Oregon said that every town had suffered storm damage. SENATE THWARTS DISTRICTS FOES Appropriations Subcommittee Will Remove "Page Rider" from Capital's Supply Bill. TAXPAYERS GET DUES Revenues of Washington Held Sepa rate for Gty's Use New Items to Be Added. By JOSEril P. A 1"S. A tacit agreement to reserve excluslve- ly for District use any portion of the esti mated revenues of the District not appro priated for in the District appropriation bill has been reached by the District subcommittee of the Senate Appropria tions Committee. The subcommittee has suspended hearings temporarily pending the return to Washington of Senator Gal linger, of New Hampshire. The provision In the District bill which is to effectuate this agreement has not hn drafted, nor hae its terms been finally agreed upon. It will be Incor porated In the bill as a substitute for the Page legislative rider which passed the House, and which required that any por tlon of the estimated revenues of the District not appropriated for should be covered back under "Miscellaneous re ceipts" into the Treasury. The agreement refered to . indicates clearly' thai the jicnate Committee doea not expect, to appropriate tot we run amount esUmated for by the Commis sioners, although It Is understood that several projects which the House sub committee refused to Incorporate in the bill, because of the certainty that thej would be stricken out on points of order as new legislation, will be Included in the Senate measure. Among these pro jects may be the Inebriate hospital, the municipal fish wharf, the municipal mar ket, the new municipal lodging house, municipal asphalt plant, and new emerg ency hospital. Which of these projects the committee is considering most favor ably cannot be accurately predicted at this time. ' Preferable to Complete Loss, The-provlslon caring for excess re enue of the District may take the form of ordering the money segregated In the Treasury and to be paid out for District projects only upon authorization by Con gress, but without matching the amount tn tw wi KpirrpirRted with an eaual sum from the Federal treasuo. Thlsl while It unquestionably would be an infraction or the spirit of the hair-ana-hair plan, would be far preferrable. to the complete loss of that amount And the authoriza tions could be so restricted that the money would be paid out only for pro jects to which the Federal government should not be expected to contriDute. If, on the other hand, the committee should decide to hew closely to the let ter and spirit of the act of 1ST8, the pro lslon would have to authorize the ap propriation In a lump sum of an equal amount from the Federal Treasury, the total amount to be segregated and sub ject to call for District needs. Neither of these plans has been de termined upon definite!, though the pro vision probably will follow along lines similar to one or the other of the plans. Mllltla Late at Lynrnlnz. SrfUl to Th vruhinrtOD HmM. Raleigh. N. C, Jan. Zl. mob ef 1.000 men, women, and children this after noon saw Jim Wilson, confessed negro murderer, lynched near WendelL The military company from Raleigh arrived twenty minutes late. Wilson brained Mrs. Millie Lynch last Saturday night. BOY "BOMB KING" TELLS OF MURDERS Young Man Confesses to Eighty Dyna mite "Jobs" and to Complicity in Two Killings. bpecUl'to Tbe Washington Hrrald. New. York; Jan. Zi. One of the most amazing confessions of crime ever heard In the criminal courts today fell from the 1IP3. of Alfred Lehman, a boy "bomb king." who admitted upon the witness stand that he had taken part In eighty bomb explosions In this city and in two murders which baffled the police. Lehman was a witness against Angelo Slvestro. on trial before Judge Rosalsky charged with planting a bomb In an Italian tenement house. Lehman told of the operations of a gangvhlch has long held the city 1- terror, and confessed that he had received from CO to JIM for each of his attacks upon lire and property. Tbe witness was arrested last October on the charge of exploding a bomtr-at tt.9 factory of Klee & Co. at Ljndhurst. N. T. Being deserted by his "pals," Lehman made a confession to District Attorney Whitman. His narrative In court today was based upon that confes sion, i After leaving the stand Lehmanvwent Into conference with Assistant District Attorney Manlcy and Police Inspector i,er statement upon which arrests coula Faurot for the purpose) of making a fur da based. Lehman, who Is about twenty years old. said he had been brought up in the streets and had been a member of one gang or another "ever since he could aalk.' WMMMdTON HERALD WASHINGTON. D.' Ck WEDNESDAY. JANUARY Will Make Homes More Homelike , ' "SONGS THAT NEVER GROW OLD" . ' (WOftDS AND MUSIC) Tomorrow The Herald will offer to its readers a 256-page book containing the most world-s famous patriotic, operatic, college, home, love, and sacred songs ever written. Cloth Binding, 79 cents 49 cents This collection lias been made after consultation with thousands of people extending over a long period. While many of the songs are old, it is the latest and newest book of songs. WILL BE OFFERED THURSDAY iSee This Volume Before Ordering Elsewhere ANTI-TRUST SUIT STAKTS. Chicago Men Testify as to Opera tions of "Steel Tr'nat." Special to The WaihlnrUm HmH. Chicago, Jan. 27. The taking of testi mony in the government's suit to dis solve the United States Steel Corporation began here today before John A. Brown, special examiner. Witnesses were called to testify in regard to thcacqulsition of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company by the Steel Corporation, among them John M. Shedd. president of Marshall Field and Company; John J. Mitchell, president of the Illinois Trust Company, and George M. Reynolds, president of the Continental and Commercial National Bank. Shedd. Mitchell, and Reynolds appeared as witness for the Steel Corporation. Their testimony related to the action of the "trust" In purchasing a controlling Interest in the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company Just before the end of the 1907 panic NOBLES GO AGROUND; ARE SAVED FROM SEA Yacht of Vanderbilts Has Mishap. Passengers Rescued by Pass ing Steamer. DUKE AND DUCHESS ABOARD Simil to Tha UaihlortM Btnld. New Orleans. Jan. 27. The )achtlng cruise of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Vanderbllt aboard the acht Warrior came to an abrupt end today when the acht went aground near SavanlUa. Colombia, ac cording to wireless dispatches received to night. The Duke and Duchess of- Man chester were in the party. That the grounding of the vessel did not result fatally is probably due to the ar rival of the United Fruit Company's steamer Almlrante. .The "Warrior Is r- portedpracllcallr drsUUjnl. The pas sengers were transferred to tbe swner. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Vanderbllt and their guests on board th- Warrior left New York December 3. for a cruise In southern waters New years nay was spent at Charleston. S. C. after which Bermuda. Palm Beach, and points In the West Indies were visited. When leaving Ntw York It had been announced that th rrulse would Include lslts to the north shore of South America, after which the narty would go to I'anama. Before leaving New York the Vander bilts entertained members of the yacht Ing party with a luncheon at the Rlts Carlton. It was In honor of the Duke and Duchess of Manchester the latter formerly Miss Helen Zimmerman Lord Falconer, the popular English nobleman who recently, according to rumors, was an ardent wooer for the hand of Mrs. Will iam B. Leeds, and who is on the acht, was also present at the luncheon. The yacht carried ample life saving appliances. She is equipped with wire less searchlights and submarine signals. SavanlUa. the nearest town of Colombia, to the spot where the Warrior struck, is a small seaport at the terminus of the railroad from Barrangullla In the In terior. It Is near the mouth of the Mac dalena River, and is approximately 300 miles northeast of Colon, the point toward which the Vanderbilts undoubtedly were headed when trclr ncht struck. RUSSIA IS ST0RMSWEPT. IIlEh Wind and Water Brine De putation nnd 3Ioch Snfferlna-. fcimal to Th Waihiniton HercM. St. Petersburg. Jan. r?x-A terrific gale, tho worst In ten jears, swept this city and Northwestern Russia today, causing trnenduous damage. Hurricane, added by waters backed up from the gulf of Finland by the high wind, caused the Neva River to rise siv ana one-nan ieet within twelve hours. It looked as though the city would be flooded, and the fortress guns were fled to wam persons living in the low lying sections to flee. An eighty-mile wind tore roofs from buildings and ev en blew street cars from the rails. Terrible devasta tion from the storm was reported from Liberia and Riga. Many persons were hurt by falling buildings. TO HUNT RADIUM WITH RODS. fiermnn Conies to United States to Locate Deposits of Mineral. bpecial to The WaahlnsUn Herald. New York. Jan. 27. Otto Edler von Gracvc. who carries the word "metall wunhchelrutenforscher" on his card, ar rlv ed today on the steamer George Wash ington to try his skill with the divining rods on hidden radium ores. Mr. von Graee Is president of the In ternational Divining Rod Association of Berlin. He carries three steel wands with him and bajs he can detect the presence of coal, gold, oil or water in the earth. He added that he has been engaged by Wjomlng real estate com panies to search for radium on their properties. RIOTS AS CABINET RESIGNS. Crowd Parade Streets After Port fl an eae Body Goes Ont. London, Jan. 27. A message from Lis bon states that severe rioting followed the resignation of the Portuguese cabinet tcday. While excited crowds in the streets were being dispersed by the police a bomb was thrown in Kocio square. Pis tol shots were fired and many persons were injured, seven critically. Aeroplane Records Are Broken. Miami, Fla.. Jan. 27. American records were broken today when a Curtlss flying boat carried alx men for one flight and five men for one flight. Nine hundred pounds of weight, besides gasoline and oil. was carried. C W. Wllmer was the aviator. TOE LARGEST MOWING OWCULATIGN IN WASHINGTCW, Siiff Cardboard OR-. Binding. Only ' Only MANY WORKING WOMEN WILL JOIN DEPUTATION Extracts from President's Book Will Be on Banner to Be Carried' to White House. ENTERTAINMENT PLANS MADE "Justice Is what we want, nof patron age! condescension, and pitiful helpful ness." "I do not care to live In a coun try called free, ev en under kind masters." "Give mo right and Justice, and I will undertake to take care of myself." "We have got to humanise Industry." These extracts from President Wilson's "New Freedom" will be inscribed on ban ners to be carried In the working worn en'n deputation next Monda). Word Is coming in from all the Indus trial States to Congressional Union head quarters that the number of delegates to Join In the deputation is rapidly increas ing. Miss Rose Schneldermann, vice presi dent of thi Women s Trade Union League. will be here to speak and also to rep resent tho white .goods workers. Miss Marxaret Hinchey. president of the Laundry Workers' Union, of New York City, will be the spokesman of the depu tation. Rose Wlnslow. the weaver, will Interrupt her lecture tour to be present on this occasion. Delegates are coming from Paterson and Newark. N. J., io represent the silk weavers. The Misses KIsie and May Caser. of Bridgeport. Conn . are bring ing a delegation from their State. Miss Anna Bercowltx. of the Baltimore Women's Trade Union League, will send a large delegation of factory workers. ( The New York. New Jersey, and t-on- nectlcut delegation will arrive In a body Sunday afternoon at 4.20 o'clock. They will be met by members of the Congres sional Union, who. wjth decorated motor cars, will escort them to the reception given to the incoming delegates, at the Brighton. Distinguished members of the Department of Labor, and men In Con gress, who have been Identified with the labor movement In the country, will be In the receiving line. Secretary of Labor Wilson and Assistant Secretary of Labor Louis Post will speak. An effort la being made by the Con gressional Union to get a decision from the Democratio caucus in regard to the resolution to create a woman suffrage committee, the Congressional Union being unwilling to take the decision of the Rules Committee as final. SUFFRAGE "REBELS" PLAN MEETING THIS EVENING A committee of the suffrage "rebels" last night issued a statement calling a meeting for tonight, at 1305 G street, of "members and former members of the Congressional Union who disapprove of the arbitrary manner in which the union Is managed and .ts policies dictated with out the authority of its members, and who wish to declare their Ioalty to the national organization." The committee Is composed of Mrs. Russell M. MaeLennan, chairman: Mrs. John Oliver Moque, secretary: Dr. Ivy Kellerman Reed. Dr. Sarah Selwers. Mrs. George A. Mosshart and Mrs. Lavlnia Hauke Engle. "The purpose cf the meeting." the statement concludes. "Is to discuss wavs and means of remedying the peculiar conditions which at present exist In the Congressional Union." Another suffrage league The Lucy Stone Is now a week old and has a mem bership of sevent-flve. Each section of the District will be canvassed by women named by the chair man of the membership committee. Next Sunday there will be a meeting nf the league, when the honorary presi dent. Mrs. Belra Lockwood. 'will discuss the famous Polndexter bill. No. 2S62. All suffragists are cordially Invited to at tend. PHILANDER C. KNOX, JR., IS SUED FOR JEWELRY Philadelphia Company Enters Suit for $188 Bill Cannot Serve - Legal Papers. Phlladelnhla. Jan. 27. Suit has been entered in Common Pleas Court against Philander C Knox. Jr.. and his wife. Ma-, by Conard &. Mlddleton. repre senting a Arm of Chestnut street Jew elers, to recover on a bill of J1S8 for goods sold and delivered and work done. Mr. Knox, Jr.. Is a son of for mer Secretary of State Philander C Knox Rumors have been current re cently of the estrangement of young Knox and his wife. He is at present away from the city. Mrs. Knox, Jr. occupies apartments with her maid at 1700 Pine street. No formal summons In the Jewelry suit has been served on either Mr. or Mrs. Knox. Jr. According to A. C. Mlddleton. Mr. Knox cannot be found and Mrs. Knox Is difficult to see. SLAYER OF PARENTS AT BAY. Tonne Mnn, After Killing Mother and Father, Barricades Honse. RrOTt.t tn Th Waihinfton Herald. Toronto. Jan. 27. Following a quarrel with his father over money matters, Ed. ward Simpson, a medical student, this afternoon secured a rifle, shot and killed his father and mother In their home In Orangevllle, Ontario, and chased his sis ter Into the street, firing several shots at her. All the shots aimed at his sister went wild and the girl escaped. Simpson then returned to the house, where lay hla murdered parents, and barricaded him .self In the bouse. He la still at bay. 28. 1914.-TWELVE , PAGES. FALLS OVER DEAD I BROTHER. Body of John W. Nokes, Found Life less at Foot of Stairway. "Well. John's gone to bed long ago. I guess I'll turn In, too." With these words. Frederick isoxes, twenty-four years old, started to go up the stairway leading to his bedroom, at his home. 213 Fifteenth street last fright, when he stumbled over the lifeless form iff his brother. John W. Nokes, stretched out at the bottom of the stairway. The dead man's hand was firmly clutched about the handle of a small oil lamp, the rest of which lay In splinters beside him, having been deitrojed by an explosion. He called Dr. T. D. Mudd, of Good Hope road southeast. The phjslclan said from all appearances the man started to go downstairs when his lamp exploded and the shock caused a stroke of paralysis. The police were notified and the coroner will bold an Inquest today. THOMAS NELSON PAGE MAY PET PARIS PLACE Ambassador Probably Will Be Trans ferred and McCoombs Sent to Italy. LATTER SEES THE PRESIDENT It was learned yesterday from a source of high authority that Thomas Nelson Page, present Ambassador to Italy, will be named by the President as Ambassa dor to France. The latter post has been vacant since the beginning of the present administration. During the afternoon. William Mc Coombs. chairman of the National Demo cratic Committee, had a conference with the President. McCoombs will be offered the -post of Ambassador to Italy. It was learned, and he probably will accept It. For some time Ambassador Page has been desirous of being transferred to France. This post, next to the British Ambassadorship. Is most coveted. It is believed thst Mr. Page will receive the appointment because of his eminent fit ness for the brilliant social atmosphere in which he will And himself. BIG GAME IN "GRAFT' PROBE. Senator O'Gonnan May Be Called On to Testify. hrrial to Tha waahiarlon ilcnld. New Tork, Jan. 27. Eight "graft let tcrs" turned over by former Gov. Will iam Sulzer to District Attorney Charles S. Whitman, will be used in the local and State-wide investigation of big collections from contractors. These letters, it was stated today, contain many new and valuable "leads." They are also said to contain names of men not mentioned In the list of "bag men." Mr. Whitman gave tne grand Jury In vestigation fresh Impetus when he ar ranged for the appearance of three wit nesses' by whom he will try to show that part of the money mulcted from con tractors doing State work ent into the pockets of a big politician ol this city. Following the grand Jury proceedings trwlitv lill rnmf .nnth,r tnn nf th John Doe graft investigation before Magistrate McAdoo, at whkh ex-Go v. Sulzer will again take the stand. He may be followed by Senator James A. O'Gor man. and perhaps Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall. WANT MILITANTS TO AU) STRIKE English Lnlior I.radrrs Try to Get Women Help. Spnal to Tha VYaahiarton llmU. London. Jan. 27 The fuel strike and the lockout of union building trades workmen is costing SI30.000 a day. It waa estimated today. Leaders of the building trades unions predicted a complete tie-up of work in London and the suburbs by tomorrow night If the masters did not give up the "open shop" policy. Indus trial Commissioner Sir George Askwlth declared he expected progress toward a settlement of the coal strike within a day or two. Strong police guards were still kept around all the coal yards to day. Trouble is looming up from an entirely new direction. Tom Mann, former head of the International Transport Workers. Is threatening to call a marine strike in support of the demands for an eight-hour day and higher ware. National labor leaders are reported to be trying to enlist the militant auffra gettes tn behalf of the unions. BALTIMORE WOMAN KILLED. Chanffear Loses Control and Ma chine Strikes Tree. hprcial to Tba Washington Herald. Baltimore, Md Jan. 27 One woman was Instantly killed and Ave other occu pants of the machine were severely In jured when a touring car. In which were two women and four men, got beyond the control of the driver rounding a sharp curve at the base of a steep In cl'ne or Chesapeake avenue, near Tow son, early today and crashed into an oak tree. The dead woman is Miss Grace Swank, twenty-eight jeara old. 1101 North Eu taw street, this city,, Collects from Ford Job Hunters. Social to The Waahinrton Herald. Detroit. Jan. 27. A man representing himself to be an agent for an automobile romnanv. of Anderson. IncL. appeared among the men seeking $J-a-day Jobs at the Ford riant this morning ana orxerea to ecyual the Ford wage. He lured 400 of them to Union Station, collecting S2 from each to buy their tickets to Ander son and disappeared. y HEWyOKKr"BOflS" 0 TSUI. Former Political Tower la Charge with Bribery. Special to Tha Wuhlsrton BrH. . New York. Jan. 27. Former Borough President Joseph Cassldr. of Queens County, was placed on trial today before Justice Jay Cox. In the Brooklyn Supreme Court, charged with bribery. The trial of Caasidy. who was formerly known as the "Boss of Queens." arose from the charge that William Willett .Jr.. had purchased a Supreme Court nomina tion In 1911. Willett having been found guilty on the charge. POWEES TO GIVE WARNING. Balkan Naval Demonstration Has Been Aareed Upon. Berlin. Jan. 27 The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Tageblatt today j telegraphed to his newspaper that the powers nave agreed upon a navai dem onstration off AvhJona. Albania, to sig nalize their determination to brook no Interference in setting up an independent kingdom In the Balkans. FLEESCOUNTRY President Oreste and Wife Seek Protection on Ger man Warship. U. S. MARINES LANDED Revolutionary Movement Spreading Over Haiti and Congress Proves Unable to Check It. Port au Prince. Haiti. Jan. 27. The President of Haiti. Michel Oreste. fled from the capital today and took refuge aboard the German cruiser Vlneta, ac companied by his wife. Detachments of marines were hurried ashore from the United States armored cruiser Montana. Firing continued throughout the afternoon and it was evi dent that revolutionary movement which began in the north and spread to some of the southern towns, had gained suffi cient strength In the capital to threaten not only the power, but the life of Presi dent Oreste. The new Congress which met In extraordinary session yesterday, failed to take adequate measures to check the revolution as had been hopedt Opposed to the President were Senator Davilmar Theodore, in command of the rebel troops at cape lialtien, ana Gen. BeUard. both of whom have a strong following. It waa the Intention of Oreste- lo'iMM cate several days ago. but later he de clined to do so, hoping with the aid of Congress to prevent the overthrow of his administration. The arrival of tho Mon tana and Vineta has relieved the situa tion here so far as foreign residents are concerned. avy Department Notified. The Secretary of the Navy late last night received a message from Admiral Badger, in command of the Atlantic fleet at Guantanamo, announcing that the President Oretes. of Haiti, had abdicated leaving that country without a govern ment. A revolution has been in progress for several vrceks and rebels have been steadily gaining ground. Admiral Bad ger reports that too marines from the United States cruiser Montana, which is now at Port au Prince, were landed to protect American interests. A Ger man cruiser which also Is stationed there has landed a force. Admiral Badger has dispatched the battleship Sonth Carolina from Guantanamo for Port au Prince. Capt. Russell, who is In command of the South Carolina, will assume com mand of the American vessels In Haitian waters and will act in his discretion to protect American lives. This condition of affairs imposes updn the Wilson administration an other embarrassing problem in the re lations of this government with Cen- I tral America and the Caribbean countries. Under the declaration of policy made by President Wilson, he will be unable to recognize any revo lutionary government that has been set up in Haiti as the result of this latest uprising. At the same time, this gov ernment will be confronted with de mands on the part of the French gov ernments which has the largest Inter ests in Haiti, and probably by the Ger man and other governments, to restore order and security to life and property. The belief here is that the United fctates will be obliged to take charge of the customs houses as the quickest way of insuring a restoration of order and law. Several officials of the United States gov ernment were in favor last week of adopting such a course upon the invita tion of President Orestes. They believed that if the prize of the customs receipts for which the revolutionists usually are struggling could be removed from their reach, the opposition to the Orestes gov ernment would quickly vanish. Secretary Brjan. however, hesitated to take such action and the probability now is that the government will have a more difficult task upon its hands STEEL TRUST REPORT MAKES POOR SHOWING Last Three Months Worst of Year, Company Being Operated at Deficit of $1,002,303. Special to Tha MTaihiDCton UnaM. New York. Jan. 27. The United States Steel Corporation -arned 11 l- per cent on its common stock during the jear 1913, according to tho quarterlj statement for the three months ended December 31 last. Issued today. This compares with S 7-10 per cent the previous twelve months. The showing made for the last quarter of the J ear was the worst for any tnree months period In -the ear. the company being operated at a deficit of Sl.iO2.30S. compared with a surplus of J11,HS,77S for the September quarter. 1S,SI9,3S for tho three months ended June 30 last, and S7.369.600 for the quarter ended March 30, 1313. The deficit Is the first since March 31. 1912, when it amounted to 5,292.134- Total net earnings for the year made a favorable showing, being nS,95S.S0 in m-rr-i-mx of those for the previous twelve months. Net earnings for the December quarter, however, showed a shrinkage of 310,414.051, compared witn inone aur me three months ended September 30, HATHLER - ONE CENT. OUTCASTS TO GET $8-A-WEEK JOBS IF THEY REFORM Washington Philanthropists Launch Movement to Save ' 350 Women. PAY TO REMAIN HERE Immediate Help Will Be Ex tended Inmates of "Red Light" Section. STANLEY W. FINCH IS ACTIVE The Herald's Impressive Editorial. "The Dark. Silent River." Causes Humanitarian Action. Driven from their haunts by the pass ing of legislation tending to check the commercialization of souls, a haven of rest has been offered the 350 inmates of Washington's "red light" district. These women need not leave Washing ton. They will be paid to remain here, provided they care to lead new lives. A movement, headed by philanthro pists of Washington, and other charit able persons, was launched yesterday to give every woman now living in the district employment at not less than JS a week. Immediate help will be extended. . ThU humanitarian movement. It was admitted last night, Is the direct nnd Immediate reenlt of the editorial. Tho Dark, Silent River," printed la The Washington Herald Monday morning. In the meantime, the Kenyon bill will not be signed by President Wilson for some days, at least not until the plan outlined to save the hundreds of women has been put in operation. Then the measure, with a stroke of the Chief Executive's pen. will become a law, driv ing the unfortunates from the only homes they know. Stanley W. Finch. United States spe cial commissioner for the suppression of the white slave traffic, yesterday after noon made a house-to-house canvass of the "red-light" district to spread tidings of the society's helping hand to the fallen. He told the proprietresses of the sixty-eight houses and their Inmates, that employment will be given .those' who rcaiiy ucairo.Bcip. To Confer This Morning;. At 11 o'clock today Mr. Finch, yith District Attorney Clarence R. Wilton, will confer with Attorney General lie Renolds over the plan to help the women. It is probable the three will go to the White House to discuss the situation with President Wilson. Mr. Finch came to Washington yester day from Baltimore at the request of District AHorney Wilson. The National Social Welfare League, of Which Mr. Finch Is secretary, will organize today a Washington branch and immediately will take charge of the situation. All women of the red-light district who care to earn honest livings should write immediately to Mr. Finch, ad dressing letters care of the Young Men's Christian Association. He will find employment for those who care to work. Applicants for neip snouia state what class of work they would care to undertake, and what experience they have had in domestic and indus trial work. This afternoon at 2 o clock there win be a meeting at the T. M C A . where a campaign will be launched for the raising of S23.O0O with which to carry out the league's work In dealing with the local situation. In the evening a mass meeting of public-spirited men and women will be held The plan will help many of the un fortunate women, but the majority prob ably will not accept the aid "Why, JS a week wouldn t permit me tSjNTI.SCED OV IMGE SEVEN. rgro. Alleged Slayer. Killed. Oklahoma City. Okla.. Jan. 27. Don Dlckerson. a negro, charged with the murder Sunday night of W A. Cbaffln. was taken from the PurcelU Okla.. Jail by a mob early today, hanged to a tele graph pole and his body riddled with bullet-. CONGRESS IN BRIEF. SE VTE. In long executive se-sion the Senate confirmed W. T. Denlson as a member of the Philippine commission and Henry M. Plndell. of Peoria. III., to be Am bassador to Russia. No opposition to Plndell's confirmation was manifested. Pased bin authorizing Secretary of Navy to leaso drj docks at San Fran cisco. Vice President Marshall ruled out on point of order Senator Norris' effort to amend Judicial bill to provide for pub licity of all recommendations of Fed eral Judges. j.j Committee on postorfli.es and post roads voted to report favorably Norris resolu tion calling on Postmaster General for Information regarding government own ership of telephone and telegraph lines. Adjourned until noon today. 1IOCSE." Voted that ncprenUtiv e Richard Whalej. of the First South Carolina dis trict. Is entitled to his seat and that charges riled against . him by Maor Grace, of Charleston, be dismissed. The vote was 227 to SS. Began debate on resolution from Rules Committee providing for investigation of Michigan copper mine strikes and Colo rado coal strikes. Democratic caucus having directed report of such resolu tion. Members of Judiciary Committee and Interstate Commerce Committee laid plans for hearings on tbe trust bills. The hearings before the Judiciary Committee will begin tomorrow and those before the Interstate Commerce Committee Fri day morning. Chairman Adamson. of Interstate Com merce Committee. Issued statement, say ing that until the hearings on the trade commission bill and the railway stock and bond Issues bill are completed com mittee will not consider anything except! trust legislation. Representative Carlln Introduced bill to appropriate 330,000 to acquire and main tain as government preserves the battle fields at Bull Run. Va. Adjourned until noon today. ., fl ia -31 i . - tv V , .wh ,C- fJB