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No. 1! 1.148. WASHINGTON, D. P., SATURDAY, MARCH 1. 1913-TWENTY PAGES. * ONE CENT.
ASK HALF MILLION
10 COVEftDAMAGES
Local Insurance Firms Sue
Steiiwagen, Judson and
Redfield.
CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY
MADE BASIS OF SUIT
False Statements Alleged to Have
Been Made Officially.
INQUIRY AS PART OF "PLOT"
Plaintiffs Are Declared to Have Been
Injured by Congressional
Investigation.
As an outcome of the recent local insurance
investigation. Kdward J. Stellwagen.
president of the I'nion Trust Company.
William V. Judson. Kngineer Commissioner
of the District of Columbia, anil
Represent.it:-. e William c. Itedfield are
named joint defendants In two suits tiled
In the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia today, one by the Commercial
l'iro Insurance Company of the District |
of Columbia, and the othei le the First j
National Fire Insurance Company of the |
United States, to re. over (lamaues
In each case.
In each suit the plaintiffs allege tliat
th?> defendants did "unlawfully, wickedly
and maliciously conspire, combine,
confederate and agree together to injure
and destroy the good name. fame,
credit and business of the plaintiff
company, and to ruin and drive the
plaintiff company out of business
through instilling into the minds of
the public ami of the plaintiff's policyholders
and stockholders distrust and
suspicion.''
Filed at Same Time.
The suits are Identical and both were j
tiled at the same time today. Charles |
l-\ Carusi and the firm of Douglas. I
Baker, Ruffln & obear as attorneys for;
the plaintiffs.
The suits allege that Mr. Stellwageri, i
Commissioner Judson and Kepresentative
Kedrield caused to have published
false and defamatory statements to the
effect that there existed and had existed
a corrupt, fraudulent and collusive
agreement or understanding between
the officers of the two companies and |
the superintendent of insurance of the
District of Columbia whereby the
Southern building, w hich had recently
been purchased by the two companies,
bad been appraised for an excessive
valuation in order that the companies
might inflate their assets, and upon the
basis of such inflation fraudulently advertise
and Bell stock at a higher price
than that at which It had previously
been sold, and in order that the companies
might cover up losses which
they had previously experienced.
Explanation Made Public.
The plaintiffs further declare that the
defendants also caused to be published
what they assert to be false and defamatory
statements concerning them in "a
so-called partial explanation written and
presented by the defendant. William V.
ludson, to the board of Commissioners of
the District of Columbia for the purpose
of having same issued to the public by
said board of Commissioners rretenaively
as an explanation of the action of said
board of Commissioners of the District
of Columbia ir. "Xeetlng the reappraise- j
ment of the Southern building by!
the superintendent of insurance of I
the District of Columbia, and having
said explanation with the defamatory
statements therein contained published in !
the newspapers, and, in pursuance of said
conspiracy. it was agreed among the said :
defendants that the said public statement
should be given out to the newspapers of
tile city of Washington and lie published i
by said newspapers as privileged matter
of an official character, and said defend- j
ants, in pursuance of said conspiracy, aid
procure the issuance by the majority of
said Board of Commissioners of the District
of Columbia of said so-called partial 1
xplanatlon. and did procure the publitaton
to divers and sundry persons of said |
-o-called partial explanation and of the
<ald false and defamatorv statements I
ontained in said so-called partial exianaiion."
Refusal of Publication.
Tlie plaintif- further aver in their suits
t at ' it was only because of tin- refusal
of -aid n* w"f aners. on account of its
i ondeninatoi unfair and prejudicial
< hara< ter, t<? t. i1.1 i-li -aid false and defamatory
siatt iiei.ts contained in said socalled
partial explanation that the said
? efendanrs w.-ie prevented from carrying
into more full and complete effect their
-aid unlawful, nicked and malicious inlention:
ur.d from the ~ publication pro<
ured by the defendants as aforesaid, to
\arious and sundry persons of said so
ailed partial explanation and of said
statements in said partial explanation,
great damage has resulted to the plaintiff
company.
It is also asserted in the suits that the
defendants caused the -a-called partial
explanation of the board of <'ommission
r.V to be forwarded to the chairman <>f
the Dimriet committee ?>f the House for
ie alleged purpose of procuring through
tue committee the publication thereof,
.Hid for the further publication In
-peeehes on the floor of Congress. This
ublicatlon was of great damage to the
orr.panies. it is declared in the suits
Question of Solvency.
The plaintiff* further aver that tue defendants
further damaged the companies
b- causing to he published in the "so
ailed partial explanation" mutter indiating
the approaching Insolvency of the
iaintifT company and indicating that a
urge suiplus of the plaintiff company lmd
apidly and almost entirely d!sapi?e;ir? d,
i eating and intending to create th< in
erencc that the said surplus had been
:n.sapproprlattsi or applied by the plafn
iif company or its officers to wrongful
purposes, which was totally untiue;
and further, by causing to inserted
into said explanation a
portion of a letter addressed to the < 'ommissioners
of the ldstrlct of Columbia by
the counsel of the plaintiff company,
which insertion bv misquotation and suppression
of a part of said letter indicated
i falsely that the plaintiff company was
ysklng and seeking for an investigation
\f its affairs by a committee of
Congress, when at the same time
the said defendants well knew
that any Investigation, however it
terminated would be greatly injurious in
Its consequent'*s to the plaintiff company,
and had not been requested by said
company , and by reason of said false and
defamatoiy statements contained in said
so-called partial explanation, and by
reason of the Inference therefrom reasonably
drawn, and the publication thereof,
h!I in pursuance of the intention and ticsign
of said defendants, an investigation
\_<y a committee of the House of Rep*e.Xrniatives
was thereafter undertaken.
"itC'nit in ii" i on Eleventh Page.)
i RETIRES FROM POS
I
Col. Judson Ceases to Be En
gineer Commissioner.
HF I FAVFQ HAPITAI TOnA^
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Officials of Local Government Ten
der Farewell Reception.
I
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WORK HERS IS PRAISE]
Capt. Mark Brooke Will Assume Du
ties Until the Arrival of
I
Maj. Chester Harding.
*'< 1. William V. Judson today cease
! to he Engineer Commissioner of th
District of Columbia. Under an order o
| the War Department, relieving hit
j from further duty here, he formall
turned over his office this morning t
Capt. Mark Brooke, assistant enginec
Commissioner. He expected to depart thi
afternoon departed for Lexington, Ky
the home of Mrs. .ludson. where lie wil
remain prior to sailing for Panama.
Until the arrival in Washington Marcel
of Maj. Chester Harding, who lias bee
ordered lieie from Panama to suecee
Col. Judson. Capt. Brooke will a*-t a
Engineer Commissioner. Col. .ludson ha
engaged passage on the steamer Panama
leaving New York March <5 for the Cans
Zone.
! Following the luncheon tendered him a
the Commercial ?'lub yesterday afternoo
hy officials of the local government, Co
Judson shortly before noon today wa
1 given a farewell reception in the board
I room of the municipal building by bot
i officials and employes of the District.
Marclx to Boardroom.
Headed by ?'ominissioners ltudolpi
anil Johnston. each of whom carriei
a larg-- police banner, tliey formed
procession in the corridor of the fiftl
fl nor of the building and marched t
tin boardroom.
'orporation Counsel K. If. Thoma
was in charge of the ceremonies. A
the conelusion of his address, in whicl
he lauded Col. Judson's record as Engi
neer Commissioner. Gen. Johnston pre
sented a resolution, which was unani
niously adopted, that Mr. Thomas' re
marks be transmitted to the War De
partment with the request that the;
go upon Col. Judson's efficiency recori
in the department.
Mr. Thomas. In his address, said tha
Col. Judson has accomplished more goo<
in the shortest length of time than an;
Engineer Commissioner in recent years
He has been an example to the official
and employes of the District building, h'
declared.
"We are thankful \ on have been hen
with us," he continued. "We have hat
an example of how to be fearless, sin
cere and honest, that has helped to forn
our character as officers. We thank yoi
for your good and progressive admints
tration of this District; we wish you sue
cess in your new tield of effort, and w<
hope that the future will reward yoi
more than has the past."
Col. Judson's Response.
Col. Judson responded briefly. He said;
"I really am not able to say anything
except to convey again to you my ver;
affectionate esteem, my admiration fo
vnti n<? a hiiilv of men anil mv eratifica
tlon to have been associated with vot
these four years. I thank you \ er;
much."
At the luncheon yesterday afternooi
at the Commercial Club, Col. Judsou wa
praised highly for the services he ha
rendered the District as Kngineer Com
mlssloner. The sp? akers were Comntis
sloners Rudolph and Johnston. Daniel K
Garges. chief clerk to the engineer de
partment: Alexander McKcnzle, Corpora
tlon Counsel Thomas and l)r. Willian
Tindall.
Not onl> did Commissioner Johnstoi
praise the work of Commissioner Judson
but lie took occasion to compliment th
service rendered the people of Washing
ton by Col. W. C. Haskell, superintenden
of the department of weights, measure
and markets. Col. Haskell, he said, ha
made a model officer and has done mud
| for the consumers of the capital.
Tribute by Rudolph.
| Commissioner Rudolph paid a tribute t<
the earnestness with which Col. Judsoi
j lias worked for the best interests of th
| District, w hile Dr. Tindall declared tha
I Col. Judson's services would constitute i
silhouette on the background of time tha
: would be of no ordinary dimension
' Daniel K. Garges presided as toast
i master. Mr. Garges said, in part:
| "It is unfortunate that an engineer ol
fleer assigned to duty as Engineer Com
inissioner is limited in such service to
period of about four years. As soon a
he gets acquainted with the work, th
needs of the citw and the jiersor
nel he is sent to another post of dut>
leaving many things started which lie i
unable to finish. It is not my purpos
to recount the work that Col. Judson ha
accomplished here, the benefits he ha
conferred on the city of Washington an
the projects lie has slatted, and wide
It will be the duty of many of us here t
see are carried on to completion. Histor
will take care of them."
Those in Attendance.
Those in attendance were: Eieut. ? o
\Y. V. Judson. Snow den Ashford, Cap
Mark Brooke, T. E. Cos tiff an, J. \V. Dan
j Thomas .1. Fisher. D. E. Garget, J- B. Goi
don. E. It. tirabtll. Motrin Jlacker. J. <
Hargrove, M. C. Hargrove, M. C. Hazer
J. P. Hi-aly. K. K. Helm, Gen. J. A. Johr
ston, Truetnan Eauham, ] *. c. Ia*e. D. 1
MrComb. A. It. M.Gonegal, \V. G. Mai
Nulty, .r. W. Paxton. Asa K. Phillip!
Alexander .MaeKenale, W. P. itlchardi
J. \Y. Beale. Commissioner Cuno 1
! Itudolph, Caj?t. J. E. Schley, .1. B. Shint
l>r. William Tindall, K. H. Thomas an
Alonzo Tweedale.
The committee on arrangements in
eluded Fred C. Bee, secretary to Com
missioner Judson; I>anlel E. Garges an
Thomas J. Fisher of the electrical dt
part ment.
"Pensions for
Widows"
j j:
An article about the
spread of a new form
of state philanthropy
By
SHERMAN
MONTROSE
CRAIOER
Tomorrow in the
Sundav Magazine
of The
Sunday Star
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r1 MARCHERS SELECT
-i ROUTE OF PAGEANT
|
Suffragists Pass Over Penn^
sylvania Avenue, Peace Monument
to Treasury.
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! HALT ON THE SOUTH SIDE
o TO VIEW THE TABLEAUX
" | Proceed Thence to Ellipse and t<
Continental Memorial Hall.
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WANT TROOPS TO KEEP ORDEP
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r 1 Old Guard as Escort?Georgetowr
ii !
v University Students to Be in
Line ? Misunderstanding
>r ?
Over Letter to Wilson.
ii |
\\ Route of the Pageant.
,1 i Formation at Peace monument;
s ; march by Pennsylvania avenue to
s 1 Treasury; halt at south side of
i. I Treasury. thence pass around
1' j south side to ellipse and to Cont
tinental Memorial Hall; disband- i
n ; nient.
i The following; order was issued i
g at suffrage headquarters today;
l_ j To aids and marshals of the
^ 1 woman suffrage pageant:
Report at the Peace monument
at 11 o'clock Sunday morning for
final instructions.
< Signed t,
l> MRS. RICHARD COKE
d ; BFREESOX,
a ! 1 Orand Marshal.
o The route of the suffrage pageant Mon
' day, as announced this morning at suf
s j frage headquarters, will be as follows:
t i Pageant will form at the Peaee Monti
11 ! ment, marching up Pennsylvania avenuI
to the Treasury, halt at the south side o
- ! the Treasury for the suffrage tableaux
- and thence around the south side of the
* Treasury to the ellipse and to Continental
j Memorial I tall, on 17th street, where the
pageant will disband. The hour for ast
sembling at Peace Monument will be an*
nounced tomorrow.
1 Aooording to the official announcement,
s j the pageant will not pass the north side
e ! of the Treasury and the White House, and
i persons who have purchased seats in the
Avenue stands and the court of honor for
the view will not witness the parade of
i the suffragists.
i It was stated at suffrage headquarters
that the line of inarch had been changed
r. because of the refusal of those in control
x i of the stands along the court of honor to
permit the suffragists to have a voice in
the disposal of seats or to share in the
proceeds of the seat sale.
Secretary Stimson this morning inforn .
ed Miss Paul, Mrs. Helen Gardner and
v others of the local committee in charge
r of arrangements for the pageant that if
the District Commissioners and Maj. Syl~
vester desired that regular troops be de1
tailed to preserve order along the line of
* ! march of the women's pageant the details
1 would be made.
It I
Request Made for Details.
The local committee has requested that
a detail of sailors be stationed around the
'I Peace Monument to keep the space clear
ed for the formation of tlie pageant; that
a detail of regulars be stationed at the
Treasury to maintain order and keep back
1 the crowds at that point, and that a torn'
pany of marines be detailed at D. A. R.
. Hall, where the pageant will disband.
t The request will l>e granted by Secretary
s of War Stimson. it is said, as soon as the
H request comes from the District Comrnisu
sioners. notwithstanding the refusal of
Gen. Oliver, a few days ago, to comply
with the request.
The old Guard, composed; of veterans of
| the civil war who were organized for tlit
u ; defense of Washington, this morning tenn
dei^ed their services as an escort of honor
e for the women's pageant. The offer of
the veterans was made through Gen. Anson
Mills and was immediately accepted
a The Old Guard will appear in uniform
t and will occupy the place of honor in tin
pageant. Immediately behind the heralds,
A delegation of Georgetown University
students. In a decorated automobile and
accompanied by a body of students on
i- foot, will take part in the pageant. The
a | students occupying the automobile will be
s I Charles Bergens, David Muliiearn and
e ! Charles D. Shannon, who were on the afi
firmative side in a college debate at
\ Georgetown Thursday night, upholding
s the proposition that woman suffrage
e I should be encouraged. The affirmative
s side won, this being, according to the in?
formation available, the first time that a
d I collegiate debate at any of the eastern
h ! universities wa? decided in favor of suf?
1 frag*?. The negative in the debate was
y maintained by Dick Carmody. Joseph
Hackett and Robert Rutler. the judge heme
Judge Josepli J. Glancy of Rhode
Island.
l Regret Misunderstanding.
Suffrage leaders at the loeal headquar
' ters today expressed deep regret ovei
xvhat seems to have been an all-arounc
misunderstanding in regard to the lettei
I from the national officers, addressed tt
President-elect Wilson, which wa:
brought to "Washington by "Gen." Rosa
lie Jones and her band of pilgrims fron
' New York. Miss Paul, in charge at loca
headquarters, stated that until she me
1 "Gen." Jones at llyattsvllle Thursdaj
si.e did not know the general had sucl
" a letter. Local headquarters. Miss Pau
"j stated, iiad not been advised of the ex
istence of the letter, or of the ciiange o
plan decided upon a few days ago by thi
national officials in New York.
? ; "Gen." Jones and a number of the pi!
; grims appeared at local headquarter!
=1!! shortly licfort noon today, and shoo.
lj hands with scores of women and men
Gen. Jones looked little the worse fo
Ml j the hike from New York, and declarei
I | that she was ready, if it seemed neees
! i sary or advisable, to start right off oi
, another hike. She said, however, that tin
i ' I purpose of the pilgrims has been aeeom
plkrhed. and that further demonstration;
| like the New York to Washington pi!
jgriinage would not be necessary.
Banquet in Honor of Pilgrims.
"Gen." Jones will be the prineipa
speaker at the banquet to be given ii
honor of the pilgrims at Rauscher's to
night, and others of the hikers will inak
: short talks. Dr. Anna Shaw, presiden
of the National Woman Suffrage Asso
i eiation. who was expected to read
Washington some time this afternoon o
< tonight, today advised the local head
i quarters that she will not be able to ge
t! here until late, but that she w ill go di
I rect from the train to Rauscher's t
greet the pilgrims in person and to mak
plain to "Gen." Jones and her commarr
1 ! the entire cordiality of the officials of th
j national organization 1n regard to th
J | (Con'lnued on Ninth Page.)
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PA>
MARTIN CALLS ME
CAUCUS FOB MARCH 5J
Kern to Be Chosen by Acclamation
to Succeed Him
as Chairman.
A rail for tlie first caucus of the Seriate
of tiie Sixt>-third Congress for WedI
nesday, March r>. was issued today by
, Senator Martin, tiie present caucus chairman.
The principal business coining before
the meeting wili be tiie election of
a successor to Mr. Martin, but owing to
tiie retirement of the Virginia senator
: from that contest it is not expected that
much time will be required for this servile.
There is no opposition to Senator
Kern of Indiana and he probably will be
' chosen by acclamation.
In addition to the selection of a caucus
head it is )unliable that candidates
for president pro tempore, for secretary
and sergeant-at-arms of the Senate may
be placed in nomination and also that a
committee will lie appointed to arrange
tlie details of the proposed reorganization
of the Senate committees.
Equivalent to Election.
, Nominations for elective offices are
. equivalent to election anil there are several
candidates for both secretary and
sergcant-at-arnis. So far Senator Bacon
of Georgia is without opposition for
president pro tempore.
| The tilling of the committees is receiv.
j ing much attention and it is evident that
j it will he a delicate task. There is sub)
stantial agreement on the desire for a
I modification of the seniority plan of disI
tribution of the important committee as,
j slgnm?-nts and there may be some unex]
pecteil select:011s for chairmanships.
, Senators are suggesting already itiat 110
.{man should be retained in the office of
{ caucus chairman for more than one term,
' which was the period of Senator Alartin's
incumbency. If this rule should
. I prevail -Mr. Kern would serve only until
! j ibl.Y
l| RUSSIAN ACTIVITY ALARMS.
;
I
. Anxiety Felt in China and Japan
Over Mongolian Situation.
LONDON, March 1.?A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Peking says;
"Serious anxiety is being caused here
r ami at Toklo by reports of Russian
i military activity in Mongolia. A force
r of Khnlka Mongols, officered by Rus,
sians. Is marching from I'rga to Kalgan.
"The Mongolian tribes are being rapidc
-i ?ou ri.w.f-L.,, It i
j ly armed witu nuaomu ? mco. n 10 *c
! ported that the Russians are laying a
i narrow gauge railroad from Verk1
niginsk, eastern Siberia, on the Siberian
railway, to the Mongolian frontier at
' Kiatka. and building a large barrack at
? Kiatka."
i ? ?
1 EIGHTEEN BODIES RECOVERED.
Searching of Blazing Mine at Hoj
fcart, Tasmania, to Be Abandoned.
i IIOBART. Tasmania, March 1.?The
bodies of eighteen miners were brought to
r the surface of the North Mount Byell
1 mine today after a search that had lasted
- nearly live months.
t Forty-live bodies have now been recovit
ered and further search has been uhan
doned. A Ilerce tire started by the explos
i sion in which the miners were killed last
- October has made It unsafe to explore
i ll!'' '"'lie further.
i I THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
1 Senate:
" Met at 10 a.m.
e Senator Martin issued rail for
t democratic caucus for March 5.
Adopted conference r*port on
army appropriation lull carrying
1 $94.1*66.145.
r Filibuster by Senator Xewlands
prevented adoption of river and
l | harbor appropriation bill conference
report,
o House:
* Met at 10:30 a.m.
' Passed Webb li<|Uor shipment
e bill o\er President's veto, 214 to
* 96.
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5 J XAL"GURATIOX TIME B
i WELSH VICTIMS OF HOAX.
> .
Orders for Mobilization Given Be- j
fore Joke Is Discovered.
<"A FILMPK. V. ales. March l.-The Welsh
military authorities wrrf the victims today
of a hoax similar to that which re|
cently caused the entire (Jerinan garrison
of Strassburg to assemble for inspection
by the 10 m per or William, whose
approach was announced by a practical
I joker.
' Military and poli e officials received
i apparently authoritative instructions to
I begin the mobilization of the territory
i troops on a war footing. Walls and bill.
' boards were promtjdy placarded with
i the mobilization order and telegrams
! were sent to all territorial soldiers re- |
I siding in outlying districts. The arrangements
for billeting the men inhabitants
of the town were well under way
j before the hoax was discovered.
(
; SUFFRAGISTS SHIFT TACTICS.
I Raise Cash by Selling Flowers and j
Singing in Streets.
j LuXDO.V, March 1.?Suffragettes playt
ing barrel organs, drawing picturesque
j pavements, selling flowers on the street
! corners and singing suffrage songs pro!
vided lively entertainment for the resi!
dents of r?ndon today. The women
: gathered a considerable amount of money.
Next week the Woman's Social and Political
I'nion will cop> the annual selldenial
week of the Salvation Army and
l?y tbis means hopes to collect many
thousands of dollars.
FOR FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY.
Gov. Tener Names Members of Get- j
tysburg Commission.
I'll I I. \ r>i:r PH I A March 1-fienrcre I
i F. liaer. president of the Reading rail- '
j way. and .loim J'. Green, retired vice j
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad 1
Company, have been appointed by Gov. I
Tenor members of the Pennsylvania j
commission to arrange for the celebra- |
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the!
j battle of Gettysburg, next July. Nearly!
{all the States north and soutii will!
participate in the jubilee.
The new members of the commission j
till vacancies, one of which was caused >
by the resignation yesterday of Gen.
1 Jouis Wagner because of friction in
I the commission. Gen. Wagner is a past
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
! of the Republic. Messrs. Baer and
| Green are veterans of the civil war.
each having been a captain in Pennsylvania
regiments.
I SOUVENIR
P)e Jttum
Inaugural Editions, ISA
Including Woman's
Complete, Feb. 27 1
Mailed Post,
(Anywhere i
The issue of March 4 will cont
picture section. Send in list of :.an
necessary amount of money, or use
SOUVENIR EDITIONS
tFe1>runry 27 to March 5, 20c.,
Name
Street
)
City and State
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INK.
NO MEXICANS KILLED
BV AMERICAN SHELLS
"
Rear Admiral Fletcher Denies
Report of Casualties Resulting
From Target Practice.
P.eai' Admiral Fletcher, commanding the
American battleship squadron, off Vera
Cruz, Mexico, in a dispatch to the Navy j
Department today emphatically denied the j
press report that one man had been !
killed and three Injured by the explosion I
of a shell fired from one <>t the battle-)
ships during target practice.
Admiral Fletcher says there is no
foundation for the story. He (Joints out j
that the subcaliber nractlce of tliei
Georgia and Nebraska, wkieli is made to
appear responsible for the accidents, took
place at sea, out of sight of land, and
more than twenty-five miles front I.a
Piedra. where the shell was said to have
exploded, and adds: "The greatest care
was exercised to see that no boats were
in line of our subealiber fire or anywhere
near."
He reports that tiie Nebraska sailed ar
noon yesterday for Tampico to relieve
the battleship Virginia, which is going to
Vera Cruz for coal.
TAKES LIFE WHILE INSANE.
Coroner's Verdict of Suicide of T. F.
Flynn. a Capitalist.
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 1.?That
Thomas E. Flynn, capitalist, who was
found dead in the bathroom of his apartments
yesterday, was "temporarily insane"
when he turned on the gas was the
official statement of Coroner .lames K.
L,ee today. No inquest will be held.
"After a thorough investigation 1 find,"
said Coroner Lee, "that Mr. Flynn had
been acting strangely for several days.
My conclusion in that he was temporarily
insane when he walked into the bathroom,
closed the door and turned on the gas."
Taking High Note Xills Singer.
GREENWICH, Conn.. March 1.?Miss
Ivaiu Iiubbard. a contralto soloist, who
burst an artery while singing at the
Stamford Methodist Church recently, died
today. At the time of the injury Miss
Hubbard was vocalizing a high note.
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orotner or r^resiaent-c
Here; Chairman M
in City Ti
TRAFFIC EXPERTS 1
WILL REACH
Plans for Tuesday's Fete
Men in Uniform /
Take on Gal;
Notable persons who are e\p<
next administration, following the
and Mr>. Marshall yesterday, are
Joseph Wilson of Tennessee, broth
P.irch of the New Jersey National (
to the eapital as (iov. W ilson's pe
morning.
John W ilson of Franklin. I'a..
elect, arrived yesterday, and bcga
dinner he is to give to all the men
thirty in number, at the Shorcham
McCOMBS IS DU
W illiam 1". McCombs, chair
committee, is expected to arrive t
son Page, chairman of the recept
meet him a committee consisting
1". Costello. Judge W. R. Gray of 1
John I. Martin. A reception will h
tomorrow afternoon for Mr. McCo
W illiam Jennings Bryan, <ic
Josephus Daniels, the latter said t<
retary of the Xavy, are expected tc
Princeton Alumni's Dinner.
Wallace D. Mckean, a Washington attorney.
an?l a member of the class of '79
of Princeton, which is Gov. Wilson's
class, announced today that the members
of that class would liave a large dinner
at the Shoreham Hotel the night of
March 4, to which Gov. Wilson has been
invited.
It is not known yet whether Gov. Wtl
son will able to attend, but it is ex- ;
pected that even if lie does dine at the
White House that night, with a number I
of guests lit* has invited ?s a house pat ty, 1
he will take time to look in on the '79 !
class dinner at Ihe Shoreham later in the s
evening.
There arc said in he about 13o members I
of this class. Tlieir dinner will hi- an in- j
formal one. The members of the class, j
it was stated today by a Princeton grad- j
uate, have given aliout $l.u0t?,0"U to ,
Princeton I'niversity. so lar. and at i
almost every annual dinner they give the
university, in subscriptions among themselves,
about ?1<HJ,U<*>.*
This dinner on the night of March 4
will be in addition to the smoker to lie !
given at the Willard Hotel on the night I
of March which Gov. Wilson has j
promised to attend.
Work is About Completed.
Apparently, all is ready for the inaugu- j
ration. At the office of Ghairman Kustis ;
today it was said that there was nothing j
left to do but clear away small details, I
and the number of these is rapidly di- j
minishing, so that there is a prospect or i
the committoernen who have worked so
hard to make the inauguration a success
being given a real day of rest tomorrow.
Secretary Vick, at inaugural headquarters,
said that everything Is moving
along smoothly toward the end, so far as
preparations go. and the most of the
work being done there today consists of j
answering the inquiries of thousands of j
residents and strangers, who want to i
know where to go for this, that and the i
other, the time and place of various !
events or the names of committeemen '
having this or that in charge.
The city is being policed today by some- j
thing like Too wearers of the police in- i
signia in addition to about a similar number
of members of the regular force.
Very few of the special policemen
who went on duty this morning had uniforms
to wear. They were provided with
clubs and shields ami in most instances
were assigned for duty with a member
of be force.
Force to Be Increased.
Tiie "<*> specials were sworn in. at the
several police stations, many of them
going on duty at S o'clock, while others
started out at later roll calls. In addl- I
tinn t. the naid policemen more than |
400 members of the committee on public
order were wearing: police badges today.
Tomorrow morning an additional force
o' about tWO specials will be sworn In,
and Monda;. tno ia.-t of the 1,000 provided
as an auxiliary force will go on
duty. Detectives from other cities will
be in evidence tomorrow and Monday,
although many of them probably will not
report for duty until Tuesday.
Culver Cadets in the Van.
The honor of being the first organization
to arrive in Washington for the inauguration.
according to reports at
Union station, belong to the Culver Military
Academy of Indiana. Pour hundred
cadets from this institution came in
on a special train this morning, with
the Black Horse Troop of the academy,
and the officers and men are quartered
at tiie New Kbbitt. Col. Giguilliat is in
command of the organization, with Capt.
Robert Rossok in command of the troop.
This troop is to be the escort to the
Vice President-elect in tin- inaugural parade.
The cadets attracted much attention
in the journeyings around the city
today, and helped to swell the total of
tiie thousands who are beginning to pour J]
into Washington. By nightfall many
other organizations in uniform will have
arrived, although the real deluge of
troops will not begin to come in until
tomorrow.
The Culver cadets were run a close
race by the cadets of the Georgia Military
Institute, which came In almost at
the same time.
The Gottfried Krueser Association of
Newark, N". .1.. will arrive in a special
train this evening at 6:10 o'clock, and the
Marster's Tour, an organization of sight- i
seers from New York, will arrive at 7
o'clock tins evening.
Tomorrow morning among the first arrivals
will be the New York 1st Cavalry,
DEMOCRACY
HE CAPITAL
IDRAL EVENTS
lect and Personal Aid
IcCombs to Arrive
omorrow.
^HINK CROWD
! THE 250,000 MARK
Practically Complete?
^re Making Streets
i Appearance.
'cted t-> figure prominently in the
arrival <?I the \ ire 1 'resident-elect
coining to town on everv train,
ler of the I'resident-elect, and Col.
iitanl. who lias made several trips
r-.? nal representative, arrived th s
who is a cousin of the I'residentit
completing plans for the large
nbers of the Wilson family, al?out
Hotel, the night of March 3.
E TOMORROW.
man of the democratic national
omorrow morning. Thomas Nei:ion
committee. ha> appointed to
of National Committeeman fohn
m/
Oregon, I'. If. Llder of Idaho and
c given at the National Press Cftih
nibs.
'V. Lraig of North Carolina and
) be slated for the position of See>
arrive Monday morning.
joro uilsov,
Cousin of I hi- I'rrKldrnl-rlrcl, ho it III
he the lioMt of the WIIhor In ml It at
the Shoreham prior to the ln?UKiir?>
tion ceremony.
lllo men. 1 ?> special train. at o'clock. anil
tin- Massachusetts i 'oa?t Artiller.x < *? !
l.tlVU men. in two special trains. The
latter organization will he in command
of Col. \V. F. Lombard.
Troops From New Jersey.
It i-< announced that I lie New Jc-rsev
troops -which w ill i articipHte in the parade
will he under command of Brit;. Grii
John A. Mather of Camden, X. J. Th?
following organizations till be in the eontniand:
Fo; rth Infantry. Col. Ilenry jl.
Brlnkerhoff comma nding: her.dqiiarter*.
Jersey ?"It> : Lieut. <'ol. A L. Steele
Second Infantry, Col. Horace M. Leading
commanding. 'icadqjarters, Trenton;
Lieut Coi. tieoige !.. Fornian. Third
Infant) y. T.ietit. Col. I'liomas 1j. Ijandon
commanding, headquarters. Camden. Signal
Corps Company. <'a;it. William
Dear commanding. 'J'lie otiier officer* ate
First Lieut. Frederick K. Ferris, First
Lieut. Wiilard M. Brown. First Lieut
Benjamin K. Farrier: headquarters, Jersey
City. First 'I roop. Cavalry, which
will act as titer personal escort of ti e
President-elect, will he in command of
First J.ieut. Bertram H. Hoome. T: w
other officer is Second Lieut. Wilbur
Kyle: headquarters. Newark
These troops will b>- accompanied by
Acting (lov. Fielder of New Jersey and
Adjt. tlui. Col. Thorn is If. Birch; personal
aid* to tin acting governor, Lieut. Coi.
William Libbey, Lieut. Col. William C?.
Scha u tHer. <"apt. Ilalph W. K. Donges
and <"upt. tborge F. Perkins, jr. Co.
I). St<-\ :.!; Craven of the New Jers--v
organ / >. n has tn-en detailed to serve
on th- : -1': r' of A. L. Mills, who will
have charge of tin- militia division.
Acting <3ov. FinitU-r will ride at th*
of the Now Jer^?\v imopw
Craig to Head Troops.
At the request of the tiovernor of North
Carolina it lias ln-en arranged that lio
shall ride at the head of the organized
militia of the 'Tarheel state in the
regular militia seeiiun of the set oud
grand division of tie parade, instead or
in a carriage at tin* head of the lift,;
brigade of tin fourth, or eivie. division, as
originally arranged hy those in charge of
the parade. tJov. Craig spurned the idea
of sitting in a carriage and expressed t
decided preference tor a soldier s mount.
In order to control and expedite the
movement of the organizations in the
inaugural parade, tlen. Wood, grand
marshal, has arranged with the Chesapeake
and J'otomae Telephone Company
for a speeial telephone service along
the entire line of march. Station booths
will he established at the following
points on Pennsylvania avenue; 1st
street, P- street. 7th street, loth street,
12th street, south end of Treasury I?epartnient.
New Vork avenue, on the
President's reviewing stand. 21st street
and ?5d street, where the line will
be dismissed. At each booth will he
stationed an officer representing the
grand marshal, a mounted orderly and
an expert Signal Porps telephone opera tor
All are connected with h. Separate*
switchboard in charge of an expert
operator. The telephone company
tendered the entire service to tha laI

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