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In Weary. March Through Hostile, Small
Jowns and Over Rough Roads of ..Atlantic
Coast Gala Scene on Avenue.
T BfttT:of the Speaker of the National House of Representatives.
Amid the plaudits of the populace and what seemed
to be the entire population of the Districtof Columbia, the
pilgrim army under the command of Gen. Rosalie Jones,
made a triumphant entry into the Capital.
It was much like a snowball which, rolfing down hill,
-gathered volume, that great crowd which "hiked' in from
the .District line and formed a bodyguard for the pilgrims.
Every description of person was there. Old men and wom
en, supported by others, babies in carts, and even dogs,
caught the enthusiasm and joined the throng. To say noth
ing?of exuberant youth who came to hoot and remained
to j?rayn I was surprised to learn that even Champ Gark
jkrtMmcML in the procesBion but in
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It rather startled me to hear in
the sonorous tones of the colored
driver, the words, "Get up here,
Champ," and I stopped long enough
to find -out that tne mule was my
father's namesake and bore his whole
Met By Mounted Escort.
The" army was met by a riding escort
from the headquarter here, two of the
heralds dressed In snow -white leading
them in. -General Jones was at the
head of the army, carrying her pilgrim
start and a large bouquet of roses
presented by admirers and friends.
She mi In fine fettle, as w ere the en
tire force buoyed by the gracious re
ception given them.
The army was In dress unform.
wearing their brown capes and hoods
with their knapsacks on their backs
and their walking staves. Never in all
my experience have I seen such a good
natured crowd as turned out to wel
cme the weary pilgrims. It struck me
forcibly as I came along that every
human being that I saw was smiling.
.7t wu not a smile of derision but
rather of approbation and, whether
they came to applaud or not, the ma
jority of them were not there to hoot.
One sympathizer in his enthusiasm.
jerked off his hat and making an elabo
rate bow to me said: "God bless you,
Madam. I wish you success."
General Triumphant.
By the time we had reached the.
Treasury the streets were well nigh.
Impassable. When "General" Jones
stood in a machine to greet the crowd
she looked over a perfect sea of hu
manity. Her face was flushed with
triumph of a purpose accomplished.
That suffrage has captivated the
fancy of Washington society seems as
sured, for I recognized in the crowd
the wl-es of Congressmen, Senators,
and Cabinet members who turned their
automobiles to Join in the big proces
sion. Even the Democratic donkey was
there In full glory. If he is not to ap
pear in the Inaugural procession he had
his innings today, the women gave htm
due recognition. when the army
reached the National Training School
for Boys, the youthful cadet band came
out In full uniform to cheer thev army
on Its way by playing "Everybody's
Doing It." which seemed the truth as
far as "hiking" was concerned at that
Cheered Capitol Dome.
When the dome of the Capitol loomed
In sight from fa- off on the Bladens
burg pike, the pilgrims expressed their
delight b giving three cheers and even
"Three cheers for the beginning of
the end," they shouted It must have
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Justice Barnard Takes Case
Under Advisement and Will
Render Early Opinion.
Extended arguments on the demurrers
attacking the validity of the bill tiled
In November by the District Commis-j
slotiers for a mandatory Injunction to
prevent the merging of local public
service corporations with the Wash
ington Utilities Company, a $50,000,000
Virginia concern, were heard by Justice
Barnard in Equity Court. No. , today.
Justice Barnard took the case under
aavlsement and will render a written
opinion in the near future.
The opening argument was made by
Attorney Gardner L. Boothe. secre
tary of the holding company, and one of
Its counsel. Mr. Boothe denied that the
District had anv right to maintain such
a suit, and declared that under the al
legations of the bill the court was
without Jurisdiction, and that If there
was any remedy it lay In law, and not
Denies Illegal Increase.
Mr. Boothe denied that the merger
wculd illegally Increase the capital
stock of tne Washington Railway nnd
Electric Company, that being one of
the contentions of the District. He held
that the J5O.O00.COO Virginia corporation's
charter gave It full power to purchase
stock, and that the District had no
right to prevent such purchases. The
United States, he said, was the only
authority that could question the right
of the big concern to purchase the
stocks of the local corporations.
The contention was advanced by Mr.
Boothe that the bill was multifarious.
and no acts have been shown as accom- j
pllshed. or capable of accomplishment, i
for whlrh th tntv.plc-ht H.f.nHo-i.
are answerable to the District. He also
argued that no frauds have been ner-
pt-trated on the District. It was fur
ther urged that the District has no
vlsitorlal powers over the Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company.
Thomas Appears for District.
Fifteen reasons were set forth by the
counsel for the twenty-eight defendants
to prove that the bill was Invalid. It
was claimed that if the Washington
rtllltles Company does become or Is
the owner of any stock of the local
companies and makes use of the same
In violation of any rights of the com
plaint, the remedy can be bad at law.
It wax asserted by Mr. Boothe that
the District bill does not show how
the fluctuations in the market value of
the shares of capital stock of the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company
works any Injury to the District or the
or any class of stockholders of any of
the defendant corporations named.
Corporation Counsel E. II. Thomas
made a brief statement of the conten
tions of the District, reading from the
bill and explaining the legal arguments.
House Accepts Bust
Of "Uncle Joe" Cannon
The likeness of "Uncle Joe" Cannon
will live In Congress long after his de
parture. March 4. as the result of the
action of the House today In officially
accepting a marble bust of its former
Speaker. It is the intention of Congress
to place it upon a prominent pedestal
In the National Capitol as a mark of
respect to tbs veteran legislator.
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Seat of Government Might Be
Transferred Anywhere, Says
Attorney General.
"Should Congress at any time deem it
appropriate it could enact laws to ac
complish a transfer of the seat of Gov
ernment to some other district," is tho
startling statement of Attorney Gen-
leral Wlckersham. in an opinion given
to President Taft today regarding the
proposal to start a suit to test the
constitutionality of the act wherebz
that part of the District of Columbia
lying on the west bank of the Potomac
river, was receded to Virginia.
The Attorney General places no faith
In the allegation that the act of retro
cession was unconstitutional, and re
fuses to support a bill providing for a
test of that act. This opinion, on wnicn
the President depends, settles the ques
tion so far as the -Taft Administration
is concerned, and if the retrocession
controversy should be resumed, it must
be .lone under the Wilson Administra
tion or later.
The Attorney General specifically de
nied the contention of Hannls Taylor,
who presented a brief to President
Taft attacking the constitutionality of
the act. In writing his opinion, the
Attorney General Indulges in mosc
specific language. an-J not only wipes
out the present attempt to return to
the District of Columbia more than
20 0CO acres in Virginia, but opens up a.
question of Capital removal which may
prove most vexatious.
Agitation for the removal of the cap
ital from Washington hag not been In
dulged for nearly twenty years. Thera
was at one time much clamor to iu
removal to the Eastern section of what
Ik generally known as the middle West.
In very early days removal to Havre
de Grace was defeated by only four
otes In Congress. Before Washington
J",. .-A ..mcticallv served as capitals. !
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Sheppard Opposed to
Changing Coin Sizes
Senator Sheppard of Texas has intro
duced a bill to prevent any alteration
of the size or color of the currency with
out authorization by Congress. The ef
fect of the proposed legislation. If enact
ed, would lie to prevent the Secretary
of the Treasury from making any ma
terial alterations of th currencv as he
has ordered done recently in changing
the dimensions of the notes.
Senate met at 10.
Senator PolndeMer gets resolution pass
ed bearing on Spreckels charges.
8enator Polndcxter introduces resolu
tion Inquiring what steps hae been
taken to protect Americans In Mexico.
Naval hill reported. Two battleships
Senator Sheppard Introduces bill to pre
vent change In size or color of cur
rency. Pension bills discussed. ,
Met at 10:50 o'clock.
After considerable debate, agricultural
bill sent to conference.
The liquor fight will be staged In the
House when the District bill Is called
up this afternoon.
District Committee reported Taylor
resolution to stop street cars on Penn
sylvania avenue during the parado of
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At Bottom MRS. MARGARET GERST and- "JERRY" 'the Donkey.
Woman, Driven Out By Hus
band, Is Killed by Man, Who
Then Shoots Himself.
ROANOKE, Va., Fell. 2S. Because
she refused to run away with him,
David E. Linkenhoker. forty-five years
old, shot and killed Mrs. Warren L.
Painter and then committed suicide.
It was learned that Linkenhoker was
Insanely In love with Mrs. Painter and.
Painter, her husband, equally as Jeal
ous. The entire matter was brought to
a head Wednesday night when Painter
Is alleged to hae returned home and
showing signs of having been drinking
heavily, treated his wife and only
daughter roughly, driving Mrs. Painter
from the house and then leaving him
self. He has not been seen here since.
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Linkenhoker on the street yewterday
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going away with lilni and when she re
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cnuarrn. rie wns rormerij employed sa
an engineer on the Norfolk and West
ern. Painter Is nn engineer also.
State Department
Gets Note From Grey
The reply of Sir Edward Grey to the
note of Secretary Knox respecting the
Panama canal toll controversy was de
livered at the State Department today
by Ambassador James Bryce In person.
The note will be made public Sunday
Tho chief points of the note are the
assertion that the time for arbitration
Is not yet ilpe. and that England does
not agree ylth the contention of the
United States, as represented by the
note of Secretary Knox, that this coun
try Is not Included In the phrase "all
nations" where this phrase Is used to
the effect that "all nations are to be
charged Just and equitable tolls for the
use of the canal.
Cyclone Kills Three.
ALANTA, Ga., Teb. 28. With tele
graph communication partly restored
today, reports Indicate that at least
three persons were Killed and a score
or more seriously Injured In yesterday's)
an dlast nlglus ccione wnicn iweptivaiuea bi io,i'v - i.umuu ws jro
Alabama and middle Georgia. ' cceds to bis own use.
Rebel Leader With Big Army
Resists the Huerta Regime
in Aguas Calientes.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 2S. A second
revolution, backed by 2.000 men, broke
out at Aguas Calientes today, and the
Huerta government Is holding itself In
readiness to rush men to the asslst
inee of the federals. General Hidalgo,
with 1,500 men and two batteries of ar
tillery, marched upon the rebel cjty
at sunrise, drove the rebel general, A1-.
berto Fuentes, from his stronghold,
nnd took posession of the town. Th-3
casualties were heavy, and the street
lfrlng for an hour wns incessant.
The artillery of the federals fairly
riddled the city. Driven from their
stronghold, the revolutionists took
cover In the adjoining country.
Fuentes is recuperating his losses, and
is expected to march upon the city at
any hour.
Reports reaching Mexico City this
morning state that Hidalgo's men at
tacked the city at sunrise. Field and
machine guns were trained upon the
buildings occupied by the rebels, and
after hours of firing, all of which was
returned by the small arms of the
revolutionists, the latter were forced to
flee. Aguas Calientes Ib on the Mexi
can Central railway and has a popula
tion of 90.000. Fuentes was formerly
the Madetlst governor of the state, and
has refused to recognize the Huerta
Dlnz government.
The return of exiled Porflrlo Diaz to
Mexico within the near future was
made certain today, when It became
known that a group of officers had
been appointed to leave here for Paris
soon to escort the old dlctotor back to
his home country.
Diaz, now at Cairo, Egjpt, has stated
that he would not return to Mexico
until the government was re-established.
Pleads for Prisoner.
NEW YORK, Feb. 28. Former Secre
tary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracey
appeared before Justice Goff In the
criminal term of the supreme court to
day and successfully pleaded for Frank
.1. Gardiner, of Goshen. N. Y., arranged,
for sentence after conviction on a grain,
larceny charge. Instead of a state's
prison sentence Justice Goff Imposed one
of twelve months In the penitentiary on
Gardiner was found guilty of having.
!-old property of the Lnlon n art:
Parchment Company, of Newark. N. .1.,
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Go to Shoreham Hotel.
Vice President-elect Thomas R. Mar
shall, of Indiana, arrived. In Washing
ton this afternoon. atVcioclCand was
greeted by the special committee ap
pointed for the.'purpose by, the Inaugu
ral committee. The greeting took place
In the Presidential room' t In Union Sta
tion. Four Senators, eleven Congress
men and eighteen other citizens shook
the hand of the man who on next
Tuesday will take an office the holder
of which, according to the President
elect. "Is chiefly interesting when he
ceases to be Vice President."
The Vice President-elect Is now in his
suite at the Shoreham Hotel. wh.ere he
was driven after the reception at the
station. This evening he Is to be the
guest of hqnoj at a dinner given at
the hotel by John E. Lamb, of Indiana,
Greetings Are- Informal.
Tomorrow' the Vice President-elect
and Mrs. Marshall probably will go
sightseeing. They have no particular
plans laid for the pre-lhaugural period
and nothing greatly to concern them,
for they will not keep house, but will
live in the hotel.
Vice President-elect Marshall and
Mrs. Marshall came here today from
Philadelphia. They were met In the
tralnshed by the chairman of the re
ception committee, former Commission
er Henri' B. F. Macfarland. He escort
ed the Vice President-elect to the Presi
dential room, where the rest of the
committeo was waiting. Presentations
then were made, and Informal welcomes
to Washington were expre&sed. The
whole nffalr was entlreJx Informal, and
there was nothing In the nature of
speeches. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall soon
entered an automobile and drove away,
Mr. Macfarland and Senator Kern, of
the reception committee, accompanying
Will Not Keep House Here.
To the members of the committee Mr.
Marshall expressed his pleasure at be
ing here, and like everjone else in
Washington today, commented on the
weather. Also, in common with every
one else in tho city, he added that he
hoped Tuesday is such a day as this
one. Mr. Marshall had little to say on
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Rivals Have Pistol
Duel in Reichstag
BUDAPEST. Feb. 2S. The most seri
ous political rivalry which Hungary has
seen In years broke out today In the
reichstag, when the rival political or
ganizations attacked each other, and In
their madness. Injured many. At least
five deputies were seriously hurt. Stones
were carried Into the building and
hurled promiscuously. Revolvers were
brought Into play and were fired in all
directions. It was an hour before the
factions were quieted.
Breaks Leg in Fall
From Bureau Building
Another name has been added to the
long list of accident victims at the new
building for the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, at the foot of Fourteenth
street. ,
Arthur F. Arrow, forty-one years old.
of 1011 H street northwest, fell from
the third story yesteruay atternoon, and
fractured his left leg. He Is in Emerg
ency Hospital.
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had been-identified and.it was'beUeVeil that twentyre-in
th ruins, alttioufh the register was burned and np Kst of
the guests is available:
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New Amendment Suggested By
House Committee Which
Regulates Excise Law.
'The House Committee on Appropria
tions will report to the House this af
ternoon the District of Columbia ap
propriation bill containing a compro
mise amendment to regulate the liquor
traffic In the District of Columbia In
lieu of the ones-Works bill amendment
Inserted as -a rider by the Senate.
Congressman Burleson, chairman of
the Conference Committee, when It
shall be appointed, will move to sus
pend the rules, disagree to all the
Senate amendments, with the excep
tion of ttie Jones-Works amendment,
and to concur In that amendment with,
an amendment.
The compromise liquor legislation de
cided upon by the Appropriations Com
mittee, following the inability of the
saloon and anti-saloon forces to get to
gether, provides the following changes
In the liquor laws of the District:
No additional barroom licenses shall
be Issued in the District until the final
number of saloons is reduced to one
saloon for each 1.000 Inhabitants.
No license to maintain a barroom
shall be issued to any hotel containing
less than fifty rooms.
The license fee for wholesale houses
shal belncreasdd, beginning November
1, 1913, J100 a year until tne toiat reacnes,
S0O- t w n
Tho license for a barroom shall be
Increased J100 a year, beginning No
vember next, until the total license
reaches $1,500. ,
No saloon shall be maintained with
in 600 feet of a public school or a pri
vate school now in existence, nor with
in MO feet of any established church,
or within 1.000 feet of the Marine Bar
racks, the Washington Navy Yard, or
War College.
Liquor In sealed packages only shall
be sold in the residential sections of
the city, and the Excise Board shall
determine whether a section Ms resi
dent section cr a business section-
The compromise bill provides further
that it shall not benecssary to prove
the actual sale of liquor by a person
without license, but that the possession
of such liquors on the premises shall
be construed as prima facie evidence of
The section relating to proof of vio
lation of the proposed law is- practically
Identical with that of the Jones-Works
-i-i ninrnmls hilt eliminates the 11
o'clock closing for saloons and provides
that no part of existing liquor laws In
the District shall be considered as re
pealed except In so far as the proposed
amendment may repeal them.
Congressman Burleson sas that this
compromise was the onl ythlng to be
suggested in view of the conflicting at
titudes taken hv the prohibitionists and
the Antl-Prohibltlonlsts. The commit
tee compromise Is much less drastic
than the Jonea-Works bill, and was
agreed upon at a meeting of the House
Appropriations Committee this after-
Mr." Burleson immediately came into
the House aim prepareu m u. c iu -pend
the rules and send the District
hill to conference with Instructions to
the conferees to make the above-mentioned
changes In the Jones-Works bIH.
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The firemen -were ban-tcayped in
fighting the fire by the deaas smoke,
and were only In the bilga few
minutes when ordered out just in 'time
to escape the falling walla. .AH the
firemen who entered the hotel ten of
the pitiable screams ot th frantic
women, the horror of stumbling over
unconscious forms in the dark.
Among the dead are:
killed by Jumping from third -story .win
dow. Mrs. ALICE BONNEVIE, burned to
JOSEPH BROOKS. coppersmith.
burned to death.
BEVERLY, employed by an
oyster company, burned to 'death.
A. R. PORTER, of Broken Bow, Neb.,
burned to death.
DWIGHT BRUCE, of Broken Bow.
burned to death.
When the fire broke out, just before
daylight, an alarm was given and the
hallways were packed with, screaming,
frantic women, each trying to escape
through the wall of flames and smoke.
The means of escape were cut off. how-
Rotten Walls FaUL
The work of rescue had barely started
when the. rotten walls gave way. Many
of the firemen had narrow escapes.
Scores of .the nre-flghters staggered
forth with hands and faces burned
fearfully and overcome by the tragedy
they were forced to witness.
-A few -'women who were rescued were
taken to nearby stores until the ambu
lances arrived. ,"
The futile -attemnt to drown the flames
I was hindered by poor pressure and the
cold weather. Two nozzlemen. stand
ing at the rear" of the building, direct
ing their stream on the flames, were
unable to remove their hands from th
Jioae. Ice had formed on the handles
ana encasea ineir nanas.
Acting Manager Nold. of the hotel.
declared that the entire loss. Including
furnishings, would oe more than cw,ooo.
Leaps From Window.
Tina Nielson. a chambermaid, rushed
from her room to the front of the
building, opened a window on the, sec
ond floor and leaped out. She was
picked up unconscious and bleeding. At
the hospital It was stated that her
right leg was broken and she may have
suffered Internal injuries.
Shortly after the maid Jumped the
body of Charles Cummlngs, a bar
tender, was picked up from the side
walk. He had leaped from the third
story In his night clothing. His body
was mangled.
Policeman Schwager who was called
to the flre. carried out two unidentified
women and he himself narrowly escaped
being burned to death In attempting to
re-enter the building. He said that at
least a dozen unconscious persons were
lying on the threshold when he entered.
These were carried out by J. Foy. a
little Known of Guests.
Of the other unfortunates who were
guests in the hotel little can be learned.
The flames spread so quickly that few
could have escaped. The flames are not
entirely quenched.
There are conflicting stories as to the
cause of the flre. A night watchman In
a neighboring building saw sparks com
tnir from the chimney and turned in an
alarm. A drug clerk across the street
declared he heard an explosion, but this
Is discredited.
For a time is seemed that the entire
block would go but the flre was confined
to the hotel and the stores beneath It.
The hotel building burned so rapidly
that ladders were burned under the
the firemen as they sought to reach
the upper floors, where frantic men
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