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W h \ I HKH Increasing cloudiness, followed 1?y rain late tonight or Tuesday; somewhat warmer tonight.. FULL REPORT ON PAGE FOURTEEN. About every one in Washing ton who reads at all reads The Star. ClXMIHfG NKW YORK pipl? , . STOCK QrOTATIOW!? ? /mVTCj 1 q. No. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 27. 1913?EIGHTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. Blue-Eyed Littie Irishman Has Tammany Hall Chief on the Run. NEW YORK IS ENJOYING AN AMAZING CAMPAIGN Injection of Sulzer Into Fight Has Given It Almost a Comi cal Aspect. BY N. O. MESSENGER. N"EW YORK, October -7.?The most amazing political campaign which New ^ ork has witnessed in many a year fur rtshfp new sensations every day. The Tammany organization seems to have re covered finally from the state of coma in which it was put by John A. Hen ri essey's charge a and is now producing denials and statements. Not in the history of American politics has t'ere been anything like this case where one man. a plain, ordinary citizen, comes along and puts a great big po litical machine cut of business. That's what Hennessy did. Boss Murphy, over confident in the possession of his riches and of his power, which amounts almost to that of a czax, lias found himself jit sued by this little sandy-haired, blue-eyed irishman. Why. it is- utmost comical. The most ortentous figure in affairs in this great ton*ii to he thrown by a man *wlio never ?-u:?-d in public life up to this time. It ? Mi. Murphy about a week to realize hi'l something had happened to l;i;.;. Murphy Makes Affidavit. -t uiffht about 12 o'clock Mr. Mui-piiy It might be a good plan to an er this man Ilennessy. He called in a notary up at Delmonico's, where lie 'ceepa a suite of rooms the year round, ? :nd made an affidavit charging Air. Hen ;;essj with being a common ordinary liar. Now. as between Mr. Murphy g affidavit nd Mr. Hennessy's plain statement, this 'own is very likely to put quite consider able faith in Mr. Hennessy. Of course, one has to Ik- very careful, because libel is a criminal offense in this state, and state ments which are not warranted by facts may very easily land one in Sing Sing, for that reason The Star correspondent will go slowly about reproducing charges which are made in the heat of the eain :-alpi. The fact is this entire campaign takes on very largely the aspect of hysteria. William Sulzer is responsible for" it all. He has put the stamp of his own insin cere persona'ity upon the campaign. But "your same old Bill" is being overclassed by Hennessy. He is likely to be jealous of the popularity which Mr. Hennessy is attaining. Hennessy has leaped into fame if the same time that our "same old Bill" has gone down the toboggan. Waiting for Next Shot, Vhtf town is alive, 'waiting for Hen nessy's next revelation. The \v?rd has "f-n passed around that he has "the -roods" on a number of prominent people. *>"ew York is sitting up and waiting for htm to produce them. Can he do it.? What will Murphy do? It is not to be supposed that Mr. Murphy s going to let this little sandy-haired Irishman take away his power. A few years ago Mr. Murphy was driving a street car on the old b'ue line that ran Thro ig'u 14th Street. Today he is sup to l>e worth several million dollars. !e lias a line estate down on l^ong Is ai 1 1!(- keeps a suite of rooms at Del . , . .. ... is v. ,| to have six automobiles. >' ' ? :i? th? Marlborough-Blenheim ' 'itj the near round, and all ' ' ?? ' obtained through his po ' ? ? ' ?-< 1 of the greatest polili n' ?>. g;. ???iziitio,' in this country. \"-.l '!o>v cotiKs along John A. Hen to tak? it .ill away from him. ? i? ;t shame? Tammany Hail Hoggish. J x :nnan- Hail is. probab'y. the mod lOrrupt r.id unfair proportion existing ?kIi* Fuininauy gives a few Jobs to a ?? p? opI?. lets them draw down four or ? thousand do lars a >ear. and then takes ..!? the rest for itself. And the rest ?.!' several million dollars a : ear. in contract:- and :<.""ifriiet:j. ?lo'in Purru> Mitchel is going 10 try to d* siro> this Vatnniaii> octopus. If he is elected mayo: h. will put Hennessy i;i a place where Hennessy, with hisknowl edge of th corruption of Tammany, can take step;, to kill Tammany. Well, for twenty years or more The Star's correspondent hus heard the same *tory. Every four years there is tomo new proposition to put Tarnnianv out of business, but candidates may come and candidates may go. and our old friend Tammany goes on forever. ON ACCEPTANCE TRIAL. New Superdreadnaught Texas Un der Test Off Maine Coast. SOCKLANI), Me., October 27. The acceptance trial-? of th.- new super dreadnaught Texas, which were inter rupted Thursday by an accident to the ?ngines. were resumed today. Repairs were completed late last night. In completing her standardisation tests the Texas was required to make three runs over the mile course at twenty-one-knot speed and five runs at the bust speed attainable. A four hour endurance trial, during which the ship must maintain an average speed exceeding twenty-one knots to meet tne contract requirements, will be the ,h, r?- Th? ?t,U'r Will he held at sea while the ship is on her way back to Newport News. TO PAY FOE DOG BISCUIT. Ex-Gov. Sulzer to Send Thirty-Five Cent Check for Bill. NBW YORK. October 27?William Sul-! zer. former governor, sent a telegram last' night to Michad J. Walsh, acting con troller In Albany, as follows: "If yon will send nie the bill for Pat FCV s dog biscuit I will send you my check to reimburse the state for the S5 cents it cost. In view of the graft of millions of dollars I uncovered during my administration it is gratifying to know that jour office is now on th- j?.b and ha* not overlook* <J the f;irt that Patsey got away with a tlog biscuit. Poor Patsev; He should b?: Impeached. ' Investigators of executive iu;.,;sj?, a,,_ counts at Albany have list, d various it-nis of expenditure during <;*?* Sul^tr's administration, among which were piJr. ?ha^?s tor the governor's flog tn which Mr. fculzer alludes in his message. [BASIS OF MORALITY, NOT OF EXPEDIENCY I President Wilson Outlines Pol icy of the United States in Latin America. | DELIVERS AN ADDRESS BEFORE COMMERCIAL BODY i Declares This Government Will Never Again Acquire a Foot of Territory by Conquest. MOBILE. Ala., October 27.? President Wilson announced to the world today that the govern ing motive of the United States in its relationship with the coun tries of this hemisphere would be "morality and not expediency." "I want to take this occasion to say,"' he declared, "that the United States will not again seek to secure one additional foot of territory by conquest.'' In a speech before Uie Southern Com mercial Congress the President delivered a veiled attack on what he termed "the material Interests" that had Influenced the foreign i>olicy of some governments In their relations with the nations of Latin America. Though Mr. Wilson did not mention lluxico as the afflicted coun try. he devoted his entire speech to a description of degrading influences which foreign concessionaries had had upon the internal affairs of some of the Latin American countries. With the Mexican situation uppermost in the President's mind this time, his ad dress was interpreted as an arraign ment of those linandal influences which It had been charged have secured in some cases recognition of the Huerta govern ment. The President declared that it would be Uie duty of the United States to assist the nations of this hemisphere In an "emancipation" from "the material inter ests of other nations." so that they might enjoy constitutional liberty unrestrained. President Wilson's Address. "I came," he said, "not to speak for the south, because the south had the gift of speaking for herself. I came here be cause I would speak of our present and prospecUve relations with our neighbors to the south. The future is going to be very different for this hemisphere from the past. "Tlioae states lying to the south which have always been our neighbors wffl be drawn closer to each other by common ties of understanding. Interests do not tie nations together; they someUrafes Sepa rate them, but sympathy and under standing do bind them together. . "You hear of concessions to foreign capital in Latin America, but you don't hear of concessions to foreign capital in the United States. They are not granted concessions. They are invited to make investments. It is an invitation, not a privilege. And states that are obliged to grant concessions are in the condition that foreign interests are apt to domi nate their domesUc affairs. Such'a con dition of affairs is apt to. become In tolerable. And it is emancipaUon from this inevitable subordination which we deem it our duty to assist in. Deserve Admiration and Applause. "Their self-respect, their achievements iw spite of the ditttculUes, deserve noth ing but ttie admiration and applause of the world. "I rejoice in nothing so much that they will be emancipated, and we ought to be tifst in taking part in assisting in that emancipation." The President digressed to point out Uiat the Department of Slate recently had "tried to serve in that v/ise," but mentioned no specific instances. "In the future," he continued, "the na tions to the south of us will draw closer and closer to us because of these cir cumstances of which I aru speaking. We must prove ourselves their friends and champions on terms of equality and honor. We cannot be fast friends on any other term* tiian those of equality. And we must show ourselves triends by comprehending their interests whether they square with our interests or not. It Is a very perilous thing to determine a foreign policy In terms of material in terests. It is indeed a degrading thing. "The development of constitutional lib erty and world-human rights, the mainte nance of national Integrity as against ma terial interests?that is our creed. I want to take this occasion to say, loo, that the United States will not :igaln seek to se cure one additional foot of territory by conquest. She wili devote herself to show - ing an honest and fruitful use of the ter ritory she has, and she must regard It as one of the duties of friendship to see that from no quarter are material interests made superior to luunan liberty and na tional comity. Fixing the Relationship. "I say this merely to fix what our real relationship should be. It is a relation ship of n farnt'y of mankind devoted to the relations from which human liberty springs. We have seen material interests threaten constitutional liberty in America, so we know how to sympathize I would rather belong to a poor nation that Is frt e than a rich nation which has ceased to love freedom. Morality and not ex pediency Is the thhiK that must uuide us and we must nevt r condone iniquity." The President's speeeh was constautly interrupted by applause. Gov. O'Neal's Address. Prophesying that the opening of the Panama canal will inaugurate an era of unprecedented industrial development in the south, t*ov. O'Neal. In his address of welcome to delegates, declared that th1 completion of the isthmian Waterway will mean the realization of Commodore Maury's dream that "what the Mediter ranean has men to Kuropc the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean yea will be to the I'n'ted States." tlov. O Neal said that th<* gathering of representatives of the commercial, indus trial and political life of this and other countries wjth which it la desired to cultivate closer trade relations marked an era of vital importance In the com menial history of the I'nited States. "The material advantages which we confidently expect to realise from the bulldim: of the Panama canal." he said, "alone would justify us In celebraUng . I lie completion of that colossal enter prise. but beyond that its construction will stand as an enduring monument to that Indomitable American spirit which successfully has carried out 5ts under taking in the fact of manifold and seem ingly insurmountable difficulties." C$o\. O'Neal 'aid that where France surren (Continued on Second F??*.) RETAIL MERCHANTS TO WAR ON FAKES Collecting Information as to How Other Cities Deal With Problem. AUCTIONING OF JEWELRY ONE OF FAVORITE GAMES Do Large Business and Are Re quired to Fay Only a Small License Fee. The Retail Merchants' Association will do everything in its power to put an end to fake auction sales, according to state ments made today by President R. P. Andrews and other members of the or ganization. For several months the asso ciation has been making an investiga tion to ascertain what laws other cities have passed affecting the operation of such sales. The Investigation has been made primarily for the purpose of learn ing the' restrictions demanded of and the license fees charged itinerant merchants in other municipalities. The retailers' are anxious to bring about the enactment of legislation which will impose a heavy license on all itin erant merchants engaging in business in Washington. Such a law wouldf affect the operation of the fake auction sales, 1 the proprietors of which are. fur the most part, non-residents of the city, it is said. Strangers Their Victims. "We will do everything in our*power to put an end to these auction sales," said Mr. Andrews. "To allow such sales to be conducted is not fair to the legiti mate merchants of the city or to the! thousands of visitors to the National j Capital. "Strangers to Washington are more easily victimized at these fake auction Sales than are residents of the city, many of whom know that these es tablishments are conducted primarily for the purpose of disposing of cheap jewelry, most of which has been manu factured for Just such purpose. "When a stranger makes a purchase at one of these gales and later learns he has been misled as to the value of his purchase he returns home and tells of the thieving practices of Washing ton merchants. The city is given a bad name as the result. "One of these auction establishments will do a business in one day which will equal that done by a legitimate jeweler carrying a stock of from $50. 000 to $100,0000. on which he must pay an annual personal property tax of $15 per $1,000. . Pays Only Small Fee. "The itinerant auction side proprietor pays a small license fee. He es capes the personal property tax entirely, for he Is seldom here more than a month or so. Ipven U he .s-iould be compelled to pay a personal property tax-it woujd hot inconvenience him to any degree, for such establishments seldom carry more than $1,0W worth of stock at any one time." Several months ago Mr. Andrews called the attention of Chief of Police Sylvester to the operation of auction sales which had every appearance of being fakes. Maj Sylvester made an investigation which re sulted in the arrest of the proprietors of several establishments several weens ago. Acting under the direction oi Maurice D. Roscnbe.g, general counsel for the Re tail Merchants' Association, Secretary Charle3 J. Columbus has gathered to gether the iaws which have been enacted ' in a number of states concerning the' operation of all special sales. This was! done at the instigation of the board of governors of the organization, which is to have drafted a law providing a heavy license fee in such cases. The matter was originally investigated on behalf of the retailers by its home trade committee, of which Sidney West is chairman. Mr. West said today that he probably will call a mce.lng of his committee in the near future and said that he had no doubt but that the fake auction sale matter would receive its at tention. Not Getting Money's Worth. When a reporter for The Star visited one of the "fake" auction places Sat urday afternoon he failed to observe anything which might bo classed as absolutely illegal, but could not l?1p feeing that people bu; ing the yoods auctioned off wore in most instances falling to get full return for their money. The place was well tilled with peo ple during the afternoon, many going in to get out of the rain. There were several auctioneer at work, and the;' alternated a number of times in car rying on the actual business. All the men co-operated, however, in attempt ing to stir up enthusiasm. The queerest "stunt" worked by the auctioneers revolved about the sale of: a "mystery package." The principal 1 ohjeet of this seemed to be to get the crowd around the door to come away in side. The auctioneer pretended to believe that the people were not taking much interest In the "sale," and brought out a small-Jewelry box, saying that the contents were worth T-i- He did not show the contents, asking bids "blindly." but adding that if the highest bidder did not like his "bargain" he need not make the purchase. One Dollar Only Bid. Th?.r?v was only one bid for the con tents of the box. and that was $1. The auctioneer said he would not let it go un there were more bids, and since there were no more, did not sell it. "Now I am going to show you what j oil aii missed," he shouted. ' "Come right away back to the back of the store and I will show you." Kverybody naturally crowded back, and then the auctioneer opened thf1 box to show a gaudy-looking "ladies' pendant," which might or might not have been worth $34. as.represented. The auctioneer again and again repeat ed that. obe>lag the law, lie would not sell an article unless at least two bids ?foiv rveeive^.- Several articles va'tied by the auctioneer at high price;: were with-' held because there was only one bid. There al^a^s seemed to h. one bid, how-j ever, to start things going. One of the auctioneers was quite a] wit. He brought out a razdr. saying it was one of the best on the mar ket. Continuing his "spiel" he described bow different men tested razors in different ways. "One man came in here and blew his breath on a raxor to test It." lie said. "Now that is no way to test a razor. You might Just -dis well blow In a horse's cur to sec whether he can run." Making- It a "Bargain." The real price set by the auctioneers thcmsolve* was shown plainly by one instance.. The man brought out a watch jvhich he described as boing an THE MEXICAN "ELECTION "eleven-jewel Elgin arid very valua ble, with which we give a written guarantee of ten years." He went on to tell what good watch works Elgins are, dwelling at great length on this point. One man bid $10 for the watch. The bidding on the watch was not very enthusiastic, despite the fnlsomc praises of the auctioneer, so witli a dramatic gesture he exclaimed that he would make it a bargain.- He picked up a heavy-look ing watcbcbain. asking M ^ny one wotjld give $11 for the *TOt.M Nobody shewed any -enthusiasm over this question, so the auctioneer picked up a small lady's watch and held the two watches and the chain up together. ; ''Witt any o?e ' fcitfe ~ me- $l*i 'lor-'all; three?" lie shouted,, while another auc- j tioneer inlcrjdcted the Information that one of the watches was.woflli .$32.30. the j second $23 and the chain $tk The first1 auctioneer said that he did not promise that he would sell all three for $11, but said, "I Just want to sec if any one will I give me $11." ? ' Bid of $11 Gets Tliem.' A man in the crowd offered $11, and almost immediately the two watches and | the chain were sold to him for that price. An inquiry at a near-by jewelry store as to tne price of the kind of watch de scribed by one of these auctioneers brought the reply that the kind was not made any more, and that it was bo out of-date that no price, could be put on it. This auction place did a "land office business" In "absolutely our last um brella." The man in charge at the time got bids on one strong-looking umbrella up to 90 cents, offering it "because I have been requested to do so." Quickly he brought out a number of other um brellas. offering them at 90 cents, too. None was like the first. The other auctioneers stirred up much enthusiasm at this point, telling the people to hurry back and get the umbrellas before all were gone. Several were purchased, and then the auctioneer held up "my laot umbrella." This was sold and then he brought up several more "last ones" .in succession. SEVEN DEATHS FROM FIRE Flames Also Cause Property Loss of Half Million in Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE. Wis., October 27.?The toll of death from last night's tire, which destroyed the store of the Good year Hubber Company and adjoining buildings in East Water street, and wrought other damage to property within the block, remained at seven tills morning. The monetary loss Is estimated at half a million dollars. A I revised list of the known dead is as follower John J. Doyle, captain of Engine I No. 4. John Fenske, pipeman. Engine No. \. George J. Klausen. Timothy Dwyer, plpemnn, Engine I No. A. Max Flaschel, driver. William U Graf, Engine No. 4. Walter Frietag. aged twenty-three. Three Seriously Injured. Three are in a critical condition. Sev enteen others were Injured, but it is not expected serious results will fol j low. The block in which the fire broke out ? is known as Milwaukee's "death block," there having !>t-eh 110 less than elghty I two lives snuffed out within its boun j Jarles in the city's history. The first loss of life was in 1883, Hlicn. January 10, seventy-one persons | w?-rc burned to death in the old New | h ill Hous?\ Twenty years later Chief James Foley and three of his men met Math from acid fumes in a fire in a t?Mildln? next door to the Goodyear Company's store. Hunting. Accidentally Kills Child. ELMIRA, N. Y., October 27 -The Sun day outing of Walter H. Rowley of Penn Yan, N. Y-. had a sad ending when the double-barreled shotgun with which he was shooting ducks on Lake Keuka was acc'dentlallV discharged, killing his only daughter. Ruth, who was enjoying tfco sport with her father. BODIES NOT LOCATED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS Mine Expert* -to Remain in Dawson to Determihe Cause of Disaster. DAWSON, X. Ml, October 27.?By noon today 132 of ihe victims of the Stag Can yon Mine, No. 2 diaster had been buried. The major part of the bodies how being recovered are in such condition that they cannot be shipped or laid out in the morgue for public funerals, as was the case with the first two score. Health officers are using vigilance to see that the sanitation of the town is not impaired. Rescue men who bring the bodies from the mine are subjected to disinfectants after each trip. Bodies are taken to the cemetery di rectly from the temporary morgue at the mine, and if identification is possible, members of the dead miner's families are not permitted to view them. Danger From Fire Passed. Danger-from fire passed last night when air currents - were directed into every room of the., workings, and no smolders were found. Government mine experts will remain in Dawson for two or three weeks in an effort to determine positively the cause and the nat?*v of the disaster. The Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Stag Canyon I''u<-1 Company at once will begin ? their efforts to arrange the affairs of the dead miners' families. The bodies of Mine Superintendent William McDermott and Henry P. Mc Sliane, the young man from New York, were recovered last night. Both bodies, with sixteen others, were buried under tons of debris. Late today the entire workings had been explored by helmet men, and it was j learned definitely that the bodies not | located are buried beneath tons of debris, i MILITANTS FIRE TILL HOUSE. 3urn Fine Residence as Protest * Against Forcible Feeding. LONDON, October 27.?Militant suffra gettes this morning burned Tili House, a ne ? residence at Bramshott belonging to T. MeKenna, a brother of Home See .?etarj Reginald McKcnna. A quantity of suffrage literature was found lying on the ground, to gether with a placard stating that the 'arson squad" had set lire to the mansion as a protest against forcible feeding of .mprisoned suffragettes. MILLIONS IN OLD STAMPS. First World's Phi atelic Exhibition in This Country Is Held. VlCW YORK, Octobe 27.?That the col lection of postage stamps continues to h^ve its devotees was evidenced by a ; THE DAY IN CONGRESS. Senate: Met at noon. Banking committee took up currency reform in executive session. Passed the Kenyon bill to elim inate the capital's segregated dis trict by injunction, after the Des Moines plan. Adjourned at 1:55 until noon i Thursday. House: ; Met at noon. i Ordered printed 100,000 copies ol tlip income tax regulations. Incorporated P. eshjent Wilson's Philadelphia speech in the Congres sional Record. . Adjourned at 12:10 to nooit Tues day. ? great gathering of collectors hero today i for the lir.st international philatelic ex hibition ever held in this country. It is said that there are about a half-million ?tamp collectors in the world, of whom more than 1 50,000 are Americans. The 300 collectors who boast so good a .show ing that they brought their exhibits to this international meeting estimated that the total value of the stamps showed was over ?2,uOu,GOO. Some of the rarities } were appraised at from $5,000 to $0,000 I each. The largest individual collection shown I was that of George H. Worthington, the Cleveland, Ohio, capitalist, whose col lection was estimated to bo worth 11,000,000. ? ... ? . ? GENERAL ELECTION IN ITALY. Light Vote C&st, Bat Government Is Assured of Victory. ROME, October 27.?The further results of the Italian general elections reported today confirm the government victory and It is ccrtain that the premier will have a large majority of supporters In the chamber of deputies. The defeat of Prince Scipione Borg hese, a radical; the election of LeAnida Blssolati-Bergamaschi, the leader of the reformed socialists, by only GO) majority over the revolutionary socialist. Amil eare Cipriani, a former member of the Paris commune, and the tact that Prince j Tcano Caetanl, a radical, mutt go to the ! second ballot, have struck a heavy blow i at the radical republican and socialist coalition, led by Ernest Nathan, mayor of Rome. All the socialist, republican and Catholic leaders were re-elected and j thus the chamber of deputies will con ! t!hue with the parties in much the same proportion as they were. It will have a somewhat more conservative lone. Nunzio Nasi, former minister of puoUc instruction, who was convicted of mis appropriation of public funds iii llHiS, was elected for two constituencies?'Tra pani and Caltani^otta, both in Sicily. The balloting was light, because of spring-like weather voters preferred to go on excursions. thaw mm m Wants Two Weeks to Meet the Indictment Returned in New York, CONCORD, N. II., October 27.?Harry K. Thaw, his counsel and tne attorneys representing the state of New York, went to Rochester today to attend a hearing before Gov. Felkcr at his home in that city on the question of a further con tinuance in the Thaw extradition pro ceedings. Thaw seeks a delay of two weeks in which to meet the indictment returned in New York county last week. The New York lawyers are opposed to the continu ance. The hearing was held at the governor's home, because indisposition of the execu tive prevented his coming to the state capital here. ALBANY. N. Y., October 27.?Attorney General Carmody has issued a statement declaring that the outcome of the- pres ent proceedings to brin^ about the return of Harry K. Thaw to this state will dem onstrate "whether the law will be v.ndi cated or whether by the lavish and in genious use of his great wealth Thaw can break down the barriers of justice and defeat the lav,". "It never was claimed that Thaw at all times is insane or that lie was incapa- j bit of committing crime* the attorney) general said. :?nd added that "although' under the law an insane man is not held responsible lor his acts committed while insane, if a man is sufficiently lucid to! successfully plan his eseap* from e-on-! tenement it is apparent 'liai lie Knows; what he is doing and is legally responsi-1 ble for his act?." Woman Cleared; Han Held Guilty. BLOOMINGTON, 111., October -'7.? The jury hi the trial of John Burton and Mrs. George Gottaclialk. charged with the murder of the woman's hus band, todav brought in a verdict ;te uultting Mr?. Gottschalk and giving Burton four years for manslaughter. Result of Balloting May Not Be Given to the Public for a Fortnight. VERA CRUZ GIVES DIAZ ONLY NOMINAL SUPPORT President Huerta. Gets Bulk of the Two Thousand Votes Cast There. MEXICO CITY. October 27.?The re turns of yesterday's electlors may pos sibly be known within a week, but It Is more likely that a fortn'^ht will elapse before the result is placed before the public. Not even a good guess as to who was at the top of the poll can be made at present. Returns even from nearby states are fragmentary. In the federal capital itself the re sult may be known within a day or two. Telegrams received today by the department of the interior showed that the elections at Guadalajara and Toluca passed off in an orderly manner. Apathy of the Voters. At the close of the elections yesterday the indications were that not sufficient votes had been cast In Mexico to consti tute a legal voice for the presidency to succeed Gen. Vlctoriano Huerta. No official announcement was made last night, but it was unofficially esti mated. judging from the results in the capital, where It was expected the vote would be up to the average, that less than 10.000 of the 80.000 eligible voters in the federal district went to the polls. Examples of lack of activity In voting made at random after the closing of the polls at three places in thickly populated districts are: . Eleven votes cast out of an eligible eighty; twelve cast out of an eligible seventy-five, and twenty-seven cast out of an eligible 350. One suburban polling place reported twenty-one voters out of eighty eligible exercising the franchise. These figures are regarded as 'alrli representative of the voting in the capital. No Disorder in Capital. There was no semblance of disorder in any quarter of the city. A few patrols were made on the streets, but neither police nor soldiers had any but their usual duties to perform. The polling places opened at ? o'clock and remained open, until noon, they Were closed for luncheon. Thc> were reopened at 3 and closed again at o. From a to 5 o'clock officiate were in at tendance at each polling place, represent ing the various parties. They assisted lr the preparation of ballots when necessasy but offered no coercion or Suggestion at to how the applicant should vote. The election officials appeared to be a reoresfentative class of citizens?clerks, small business niep. railroad employe# an<3 shopkeepers of average Intelligence. S< far as could be ascertained no govern I mnt employes served in this capacity. At the Polling Places. The polling places, of which there wer< said to be OSii. averaging one to a city block, were located in the entrances ol buildings, generally, but In some In stances were set up on the sidewalks 01 the corners of public squares. Each had a table on which were spread tickets ol the various candidates. From these th< voter made his selection, signed, folded and delivered it to the election officials who deposited it in the presence of tht 1 voter in the ballot box. Ballot boxes consisted of all sorts ol ' receptacles from a shoe box to a plush I covered jewel casket, or 2. glass Jar bor ! rowed from a neighboring drug store ' There was no secrecy about the voting ' All the world could look on and observt ! which ballot was selected. \s the vote was deposited the name was checked on the registration list pre v.ously prepared through personal v.siti of a designated official to the houses in his jurisdiction. _ . Calero Fails to Vote. i Manuel Calero, liberal candidate, did j not vote, l^ast night he .^ald: "I under stand the voting vas exceedingly dull. ? Nobody appears to believe in the serious : ntss of the election. On account of the i pol.tical conditions many refused to vote. ! I myself did not. Had we had indlroct I balloting. I would have done so. j Feder.eo Gamboa, candidate of the I Catholic party, on the other hand, cast 1 bal.ot for fienor Calero. Neither of these candidates cared to express an opinion as to whether a sufficient num ber of ballots had been deposited to make the elections effect.ve. Few of those who went to the polls took tht trouble to vote for either sena tors or deputies. Catholics Claim Lead. The leaders of the Catholic party I claimed a long lead, although they were unable to estimate the number of votes ! ]Hjllr>l for their candidates. Fcderico I Gamboa and Gen. Ilascon. If this claim is correct, it is ? generally thought that Gen. Felix Diaz and Senor Requena ran second. President Huerta did not vote. He spent the day a< his suburban home. A decree will be issued by Gen. Iluerta increasing the armi from 8^.000 men. Its alleged present number, to 15n,iAX'. Ucii. liui rta proposed such an increase some tim?- ago. but the congress which he dls sol\ ed limited him to N0,?-00. Since the deputies and senators are not subject to Uu- election provisions governing the presidential elections, it is said that the choice of a congress is assured. It is assumed. on the showing so far as known that the Catholic party will have a ma jority in both chamber and senate. No Material Disorder Arises at Polls in Piedras Negras EAGLE PAHS, Jex., October 27.?Vlc toriano Hu- rta wuk the overwhelming choice for president of Mexico as ex pressed In the votes cast in the election at Piedras Negras. Official returns of the Mexican election in Piedras NeKras showed Huerta polled votes. Felix Diaz and Fred erieo Gamboa ">? , The day passed without material dis order. There were two rows between sol. dierj w ho formed the bulk ol voters, but these were quickly quelled and the par ticipants arrested. , . No oublic notice that the election would Ik held was given In Piedras Negras. and many citizens were not aware that the polls nad been opened. Early this mom hiK it was announced that an election ^Continued on Tenth F^p.) THINKS OLD LAW Senate Passes a. Resolution Seeking Information From . District Heads. AIMED AT COURSE OF TRACTION COMPANIES Senator Lane Believes That the Measure of August 2, 1894. Has Hot Been Enforced. The Senate today passed a resolution Introduced by Senator Lane of Oregon calling on the District Commissioners to report on why the Capital Traction Cun> pany and the Washington Railway and Electric Company, after refusals to issue free transfers at junction points, have not been prosecuted for violations of the act of August 2, 1?H. Senator Lane declared that he be licved this law provides for the Issu ance of universal transfers in the Dif trict. Following the passage of th< resolution lie said that he favored municipal ownership of the street rail ways of Washington. The resolution introduced by Sen ator JUane and passed by the Senate is as follows: "The board of Conimlssloners of the District of Columbia is hereby directed to submit to the Senate a full and com plete report, setting forth the reason whj the provisions of section 5. of the ac t of I August 2, ltflM. authorizing the MetropolS i tan Railway Company to change its mo tive power, etc.. have not been enforced. "The Commissioners are directed fui - thur to report the reasons why the Capital Traction Company and the Washington Railway and Electric Com pany, after continuous refusals to is sue free transfers at all junction i?oints within the District, have not been prosecuted for violation of the act of August 2. 1894." "It Is clear," said Senator Lane, "that this law, which I believe calls for uni versal free transfers on street railway* of the District, has not been enforced. It is only Just to the citizens of the Dis trict, and to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the National Capital every year from all parts of the Union and from abroad, that the street railways should grant th<'se free trans fers. I intend to do all iliat I can te bring about free transfers.'* IS AGAIN A WITNESS. Mrs. Josephine Henning Resumes ? 4 Her Btery of Conspiracy. CHICAGO, October 27.?Prepared for a severe cross-examination from attorneys for the defense, ? Mrs. Josephine Henning. who made a ,complete .confession Satur day o/ her pact it) the alleged conspiracy to defamc-Clarcncp(S. Funk, resumed the witness ? stand today when the trial of Daniel Donahoe and' Isa&c Stiefel wafe re sumed. The direct examination of Mrs. If ennui*. waB resumed when the prosecutor showed her a statement which she admitted sign ing .In Donahoe's office. Shu said she signed it without reading it. The state ment. a portion of which was read to the witness, recited that she had met Funk several times a month during a cer tain period, and had received flower:, from him and taken automobile rides with him. Mrs. Henning said that the statements were untrue. ? ' READY FOR LAND DRAWINGS, Uncle Sam to Give Away 531 Sec tions of Domain. NORTH PLATTE, Neb.. October 27. Meu were set to wo;lt today putting trie opera house in order for the land draw ings tomorrow, when Uncle -Sam v. ill give away KJ1 sections of government land In the North Platte reserve and the Nebraska military reservation. Consider ing the area of lands to bo disused of, it is said, no other registration liaj brought such great crowds as have sought government lands in the two res ervations. Railroads entering North Platte ha\e arranged for special trafns to accommo date the crowds. The corrected figures on registration show a total of 7tM*>! COAL SUPPLY CUT OFF. Dealers at Sparta, Wis., Refuse to Obey City Ordinance. SPARTA, Wis., October 27.?This city of 40.000 population is experiencing n. real freeze-out. All orders received ut the three main coal yards of the city were today rejected and buyers were notified that it was impossible to oper ate under the city's new ordinance, which requires tbat all roal should be weighed on the city scales. One small coal yard remains, but it eunnot meet the demand. The ther mometer dropped below the freezing point today. DENIES CARDEN INTERVIEW. British Foreign Office Says Minister Did Not Criticise U. S. LONDON,* October 27.?"The British minister to Mexico did sec some jour nalists, but in the course of the inter view he made no reference of any so-t or kind to the intentions or the pol icy of the United States in regard to Mexico." , The foregoing is an authorized state ment issued today at the foreign office, wheie the officials have heard at length from the minister. Sir Lsone' Carden, upon the divergent reports rel ative to his recent interview. Steamer and Batge Collide. DULUTH. Minn., October 27.?The barge Pennington of the Tonawauda line, upbound, light, and the steamer Coralia, downbound with ore, collided In the Duluth ship canal late yester day, the barge being badly damaged. It was towed to the Superior shipyards and the Coralla continued on Its way. On Trial for Aiding Murder. GRAY, Ga.. October 27.?Mrs. Kate King, wife of James King, for whose murder Nick Wilbum Saturday was sentenced to hang, was put on trial for conipliclty in the. slaying. From the sixty "veniremen summoned only seven jurors were procured and deputies this afternoon were searching for addi tional talesmen.