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ft. '.- HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: Cloudy and Warmer' Tonight r - -. NUMBER 8453. WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1 32,' 1015. PRICK ONE CENT. 1 j- ft i PIUTMBAND ATTACKS UTAH TOWN; PITCHED BATTLE WITH POSSE Indian Renegades Re-enforced in Canyon Near Bluff Marshal Calls For Surgeons and Ammunition Wires Cut By Outlaw Band Sheriff Ask For U. S. Troops. SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 22. The sheriff of San Juan county today requested the governor of Utah to ask Federal troops be called out to deal with revolting Indians in his district. CORTEZ, Col., Feb. 22. Following a pitched battle in the outskirts of Bluff, Utah, a band of 250 renegade Piute Indians, led by Tse Ne Gat and Old Polk, attacked the town where U. S. Marshal Nebeker and a posse of fifty men had taken refuge. The Indians poured several volleys into the town from the natural fortifications in the outskirts. Re-enforcements from Greyson arrived at dawn in the teeth of a' blinding snowstorm and the combined posses attempted to surround the stronghold of the Indians. The Indians broke through the small band and are now intrenched in Cottonwood canyon. Another body of re-enforcements from Monticello made its way through a heavy gale and snowstorm to the relief of the town, and another from Delores is nearing the town. Marshal Nebeker telephoned just before the wires were cut that the Indians were forming for another rush and asked that surgeons and nurses be sent, as well as armed men and ammunition. INDIANS ARE RE-ENFORCED. Indian police. -at Ship Rock Agency Agency i Indian mm tlkidBrt-i- I. - "-la NfWVIVnHi!VH. VW.IC.l Ivn.fA 1aam mmIaJ.(a.U. mmama r1 ratr-iBAcuiiwil that'v4Onttefl State cavalry hat bMn ordered overland through Thompson's Springs to -join the attempt to subdue the revolting Indians. Reports early today declare that the number of Indians Is rapidly Increasing. The Indians are said to have gathered with them their squaws and effects. They are believed to be heavily stocked with ammunition and food. From towns all about here came -eports to day that dozens of Indians have quietly slipped away from their usual haunts. It is believed they have left to join the Flutes. The authorities here have been asked to call for Federal troops. Attack From Rear. The Federal posse was engaging the Tse-Ne-Gat band last night when they were suddenly attacked from the rear by a second band numbering between fifty and 100 Indians under the leader ship of "Chief Jim" Cosey. In the fighting that ensued Joe Aiken, of Dolores, colored, a deputy, was killed and Joe Cordova, another member of the posse, seriously wound ed. Two Indians are known to have been killed. Six were captured in a rush on the position held by the posse. The Indians are fighting- from the rocks which form well-n'gh unassail able natural fortifications. Just before all communication between here and Bluff was cut early today. Murahal Ne beker sent a call for help, saying his band was In desperate straits. He had time also to flash over the wire the fact that the Indians were forming for a rush on them, and the town of Bluff, where the inhabitants were panic stricken. Doctors and nurses from Cortes and from Grayson and Montlcclle have been appealed to to go to the scene. Aiken was a wealthy cattle raiser nnd an expert rifle shot. As Aiken fell the whites, who had been trying to take the Indians by surprise, rolled from their ponies Into tho snow and began firing whenever an Indian showed him self. After a few volleys had been tired Marshall Aqulla Nebeker sent Mancos Jim. a former Indian outlaw, to parley with Tse Ne Oat. The parley lasted some time and then Mancos Jim returned with this message: "We will tight until we arc nil killed." Marshal Nebeker said that one of the FOR "SAKE OF ART" Jflme. Sarah Bernhardt, Sue- H AMPUTATED I V , qessfully Operated Upon, s. may oume ijru. o. BORD.EA lFeb 2a.4rKor the sale. of tnys,art," Tiime Siralt Bernhardt was successfully operated upon this morning- ' Her-' right leg was amr-plated at thbe Rn" h .ne resim or an injury suf fered aftveral years ago whllo playing "Jotn OfTc.'' At,non4Jils famous actress was com ing otiti from under the influence of the anaesUtetIcand It was Mated that the operation had been a complete success. atans, wno ten was dressed like a ni seemed to be a woman. This the belief that Indian men and women. were fighting side by side. All are armed with modern Winchester rifles . .Chief Cosey. one of the leaders of the renegade Indians. Is reported to have been killed by the deputies. Tsc-Ne-Gat has been on the waipath since last October when he defied the Federal authorities after having been indicted for tho alleged murder of a Mexican, Juan Chacon. Commissioner Sells Sends Special Agent To Arrange Parley A telegram today from Special Agent L. D. Creel to Cato Sella. Indian com missioner, reports the rout of United States troops by the Piutes. The mes sage does not say what troops were operating against the Indians. The mes sage also confirms press reports that one deputy was killed and one injured in the fight between the Piutes and the Government posse yesterday. Commissioner Sells said that he has ordered Special Agent Creel and Super intendent J. E. Jenkins, of the Navajo Springs reservation, to Join United States Marshal Nebeker at Bluff, Utah, where the Piutes are mobilized, and at tempt to arrange an armistice. The commissioner says the present disorders will be quickly subdued. E BUT HARMS NO ONE Robert L. McArdle, Real Estate Operator, Terrorizes Resi dents of Apartment House. Obsessed with the Idea that some one was trylns to kill him, Robert L. Mc Ardle, forty-nine years old, who says he Is a Philadelphia real estate opera tor, terrorized the residents of the Iro quois, 1410 M street northwest early this morning by discharging a fusllade of revolver shots at the walls and ceilings of his apartment. With the report of the llrst shot short ly after l:Cu o'clock, men, women, and children In the upartment house vero aroused. Doors and windows were cautiously opened to ascertain the cause of the trouble, no one daring to leavo their respective suite. When policemen of the Third precinct arrived they wero informed that the shots apparently had been fired in Mc Ardle's apartment. They were told that tno man had been living in me pmce nbout three weeks, that he acted pecu liarly at times, but was nevertheless "a nice man." i ol cemnn Stott Tung the bell una cr dored McArdle to open the door. With out resistance McArdle permitted the policeman to take the revolver. Stott says that McArdle told him that "cer tain persons" were trying to kill h m. The prisoner was taken to the Third precinct station and hold on a charge of Insanity. He who removed to the Washington Hospital for mental obser vation. Only 50 Hours to Havana, Atlantic Coast Line. "Florida & West Indian Lim ited." All Florida Hesorth reached 4 trains dally. 1406 New York ave. N W. Advt SHOOTS OP SUIT FLOWERS WILL v. BE SOLD CHARITY FUND President's Daughter Sends Contribution for Sale in Four District Theaters at Today's Matinees. Committee of Women Workers Urging Tenth of Income Tribute to Charity From Government Employes. Miss Margaret Wilson today an nounced her contribution to Dis trict Donation Weejc. It will be u large bunch of flowers from the White House conservatories, which will be sold at the holiday matinees in theaters this after noon. These flowers, to be sent to the Donation Week headquarters at The Times office, were to be made into small bouquets, and a bevy of pretty girls will sell them during the intermission at Keith's, the Belasco, National, and Poli's thea ters. "Double the amount collected so far today and tomorrow," was Mrs, Ellis Logan's plea to her workers today. ' "Those -who feel jny Pa triotism on Washington's Birthday should be willing to take this op portunity of expressing that patri otism by contributing to the need of the city named for Washing ton." The busiest woman !n Washing ton today is Mrs. Kate Waller Bar rett, completing plans for Federal Day tomorrow, which is the wind up of the campaign. With the wife of the Vice President, wives of Cabinet officers, and other promi nent women of the city on her spe cial committee for that day, Mrs. Barrett is making preparations to go through the departments thor oughly. "Share Your Wages." "Share your wages." is Mrs. Bar rett's plea for tomorrow. She Is mak ing a special appeal to Government clerks to give at least a tenth of their clay's pay to charity tomorrow. One of the most unusual spectacles seen In a Washington theater took place last night at Keith's, when Mrs. Barrett appeared at the Sunday even irrg concert and delivered a ringing flve-mlnute uddress. She made an earnest plea for the city's poor, and also touched upon the work being done by the Florence Crlttenton Home, in which she Is especially In terested. Before she was half through (Continued on Third Page.) OP White Plague May Send Her to the Grave Before She Goes to Trial. FOR i OA WALTERS IS VCTM PHTHISIS NEW TORK. Feb. 32. The white . shall be at least 400 feet between saloons ,. .,. .nrt m Ida. Knlf fn ' and churches or schoolhouses. plague ma. send Mrs. Ida bnirren The commlUee adoptod this Idea and Walters to the grave before she poes also (ec,Jej to mako a personal In to trial for the murder of her two vcstlgatlon of some of the places where nnmeless Infants, children of her law- It is alleged liquor Is sold in violation yer-loyer. l.orlys Elton nogers. "'committee dld not make public Its 1 r. Hlegelman, coroners physician. n. of witnesses, lest some of them admitted today that Mrs. Walters is , might escape or evado service. Nor -vlll a victim of tuberculosis. One lung is J It indicate what saloons it will visit. affected, he said, and the woman pois - one.- Is beginning to show the effects of long conilnement in Lebanon Hos pital. No traces of the bichloride she swallowed after poisoning her babies were disclosed In tho examination. Consequently, District Attorney Mar-tl-i probably will ask thut Mrs. Wal ters bo removed from the hospital to a Jail cell within u few days, dcsplto bi tubercular condition. President and Cabi Honor First At Monster Meeting um$0Emiku:x & A$k 4 i&m 1 UtmANU -. H'0-Km;- I I III t'-S '!i-f-r t - . idBBMttViLslkitfeM ,;BBaVBaV. . .- -..,-: f.iMi$-?$:WMx i:44ffBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaBaBaB ''- .siiiiV f t(,aiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSiaSH a wiaji wxt " vn WALTER S. SMOOT. Walter S. Smoot Presented Medal at Joint Celebra tion of Sons of American Revolution, Sons of Revolution and Daughters of Revolution at Memorial Continental Hall: With President Wilson and Mrs. William Cumming Story, p'rtlf dent general of the D. A. R. the central figures on the stage, and with, the boxes filled with members of the Cabinet and their families and, many members of the diplomatic corps, the-jolnt tfelc! Wtim't41t4HHtP ington's Birthday by the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Rev olution was opened at Memorial Continental Hall at 10:30 o'clock today. The stage had been elaborately decorated with palms and smilax, while a huge United States flag was suspended over the audience. Patriotic music was furnished by the Marine Band. Although the celebration was a joint one between three organiza tions, two of which were composed entirely of men, the women out numbered the men two to one in the audience. Fully an hour before the doors of the hall were thrown open the women began to arrive, and a long line was waiting when the doors were opened. PRESIDENT PRESENTS MEDAL. President Wilson made a brtef ad dress and presented to Walter S. Smoot the gold medal awarded him by the committee of the Sons of tho Revolu tion for the best essay on a patriotic subject. Smoot then read his essay, "The Course of Events That Led to the Surrender of Torhtown." The President, in spesentlng the medal to younr Smoot, said: "ft gives me great pleasure, Mr. Hmoot. to hand you this medal. It gives me pleasure to see with what careful IN EXCISE INQUIRY Senate Special Committee Holds Brief Meeting Testi mony to Start Tomorrow. The Senate special committee In charge of the Excise Board investigation held u brief meeting at the Capitol today Lut did not begin taking testimony. It was decided to begin the Inquiry at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Sub poenaes for witnesses will be issued to day. Senators Shcppard and Jones, as a aubcommlttee, submitted a plan for the Investigation this morning. The District surveyor will be asked to survey dist ances between saloons and churches and hetween saloons and schoolhouses In cases where violation of tho law is charged. The law contemplates there i 'he memners or tne committee wouia I have gone ahead today in the matter of having measurements made, but it w-as a legal holiday, and the Survevor was) not In his office. This phase of the in quiry may be put in charge of a sub committee. Inasmuch as the Surveyor's office was closed. It was decided to put Uifc Investi gation over until tomorrow. The committee consists of Senators Shcppard. Hughes, Thompson, Jones, and uuuaxui SUBPOENAS ISSUED SfcV ' 'ffcjM IT 'I I AEfi 'mEst' I I fll IJI 111 A 'TJL" 1 1' I HI Iptlwi lift . Ill : VI I Executive attention you have studied the great campaign of which you have written, and I hope that such study will enable J oil and other lads of our age some of these days to set us all the example we need to be set." Mrs. William Cummings Story deliv ered tho address of welcome and pre sided at the meeting. It was rumored that there had been considerable discussion and not a llt- (Contlnund on Third Page.) District Attorney Denies Report That Lieutenant Becker Made Negotiations. NEW VOHK. Feb. 'J:'. District At torney Charles A. Perkins today dent ed the published report that he has In his potnesHlon an affidavit In which a gunman charges Chatlcn Becker, the former police lieutenant, with having negotiated with him for tho murder of Ilermaji Rosenthal. According to a story published yea terdav, Becker personally wqnt to the gunman anil asked him to play the part of asihhiii. Tho storv adds that Becker dele gated "Jack" Rose to negotiate with the gunmen in an effort to Induce him to commit the crime, and that the gunman, "gatting cold feet" fled from the city. T LONDON. Feb. r.-Tho official press bureau today Issued an official denial of tha reports sent from Berlin that a British army transport had been sunk by a (itrmui submarine. SAYS MAN NOT MAKE AFFIDAVIT DENY GERMANS SANK BRITISH TRANSPOR ' a- RIOT ftSAGITWMEI.s WA AUSTRIANS ; Pro-Allies Demonstrations Re ported in Many Cities, Especially in the Northern Section. Troops Called Out in Numerous Instances to Stop Trouble. "Neutral" Meeting Ends in Fight. ROME. Feb. 22. Riots oc curred in many cities throughout Italy today in connection with demonstrations favoring war with Germany. Dispatches received today from Milan, Turin, and a number of other cities, especially in tne northern part of the kingdom, state that hostile demonstrations were directed against Austria and that in some places troops were necessary to restore order. Eight socialists were wounded in a fight here, when the "neutral" branch of the. socialist party had a m-.eting to urge the government -to maintain its neutrality and refuse to join the war. -W-M- -' u-.t- 3u.t as rtlsnor Maffl, a member of the chamber of deputies, was about to speak, pro-war Socialists broke Into the hall rind a riot followed. Troops are stationed all over the city. Political newspapers are becoming more bitter In their attitude. Austrian Flag Burned At Venice After Italian Consul Is Assaulted ROME. Fb. An Austrian flag was burned at Venice last night by a mob that made a demonstration In fa vor of Italian intervention in the war, according to a press dispatch received here today. It stated that the Austrian flac was burned In the Venice plaza. Accordlne to the same dlbpatch. the Italian consul at Trieste was attacked by a beggar on Saturday, but the offi cial's assailant was set free hv the Austrian police after he had been ar rested. GIRL FALLS THREE STORIES TO OEATH Miss Dorothy Dodge, Daughter of Attorney, Loses Balance Opening Window. Plunging headlong from a third-story window of Kcr home, lol B sreet north east, early today. Miss Dorothy Dodge, twenty-eight years old. daughter of William W. Dodge, a well-known at torney, was fatally Injured, and died at Casualty Hospital a short time later. The young woman was unconscious when lifted from the ground. Her death Is believed to have been directly due to a fracture of the base of the skull. Relatives believe that she went to the window when she arose, and. In open ing the blinds, lost her balance und fell. She had hardly struck the pavement when several passers-by and relatives ran to her and carried her into the house. Mtss Dodge was in the best of health and spirits when she retired last night and had contemplated pajing visits to several girl friends today. Calls for Militia In West Virginia Sheriff Unable to Quell Thousand Miners Who Attacked His Posse. Will I'.I.INO. W. Va.. Keb. i'2, Sher iff Conwav of Murton county today appealed to (iovt-iuor Hat'lcld for militia to quell disturbances In the ininert,' strike at Kannington, near Fairmont. Further trouble Is expected to fol low the outbreak of Saturday night when ft thmieand utrlkers attacked the sheriff'.! posse. Injuring the sher Iff and five nun. Deputy W. R. Biggs, whoso skull was fractured, Is- dying toda' The strikers were very orderly today. GERMANS W AMERICAN SHlr War Zone Protest Not Transgressed By Sinking of the Evelyn By Mine at Borkum, But Inquiry Is Ordered. ONLY REDRESS IS Incident Adds To Gravity Of Extremely Delicate Situation, 1 - - lars Are Demanded r a! Authorities Alarmed. Initial ftept were taken today by the State Depart ment to fix the responsibility for the destruction by mine of the American steamer Evelyn off Borkum Island in the North Sea. Secretary of State Bryan announced that he had dis patched instructions to United States Ambassadors Gerard antlPage, at Berlin and London, respectively, to obtain all available details concerninf the accident. . This information the diplomatic representatives will be expc$ed to gather from the governments to which they are accredltos from consular officers and agents and from members of the crew of the ill-fated steamer. As the hull and cargo of the Evelyn were insured by the Government war risk bureau, .the. information thus gathered will b. ,. ff flirrfTr 11 ' llMM T W'W the United SWtWTiliiy f nOTtirariT me 'close of ffiTwartcT recover damages. In the meantime every effort is being used by the Ad ministration to avoid the appearance of regarding the de struction of . he steamer as a cause for rupture between this country and either Germany or England. SITUATION IS NOT SERIOUS. The fact that the vessel was not sunk in the war zone area prescribed by Ger many over the protest of tho i'nlted States, does not. It Is thought by of ficials, require this Government to hold German v to that measure of "strict ac countability" threatened In the Ameri can war zone protest. On the other hand, two elements con tribute to the belief of officials that nothing of a Berious nature, need de velop. The first of these Is the fact that tho vessel was allowed to pass through the war zone area without mo lestation, and the other that no lives were lost. At the same time, the destruction of the vessel has brought home to this Government with startling emphas's tile extremely critical situation In which American commerce is placed. At ue.t. It Is realized that this country can only hope for a miracle to prevent more serious consequences from the severe reprisals which England and Get many are taking against one another and that from now on any hour may bring news of the destruction of more vessels of American registry. No Willful Destruction. Inasmuch as the captain and crow of tne rielyu were saved, the incident as sumed far less Importance In official minds that It otherwise would. The German embassy today held there had been no willful destruction of tho vessel by tho Germans, Inasmuch as she carried a cotton cargo destined for Ger Evelyn Passed Safely Through the War Zone BERLIN (Via Amscterdam), Feb. I'l. Officlal announcement was made at tho admiralty today tfiat all the crew of tho American steamer Evelyn, which was sunk bv a mine off Borkum Island, in the North Sea on Saturday had been rescued. The vessel had passed safely through the war zone proclaimed by Germany on her way to Bremen when she Jilt the mine. A yreat hole was made In her starboard side, through which the water poured, and Captain Smith, seeing it would be Impossible to beach her, or dered his crew to the boats. Coasting Steamer Sunk. LONDON. Feb. 22. Tho snull Irish coasting steamship Downshlre was sunk Saturday nlgl't by a German jubmarlne off the Calf of Man, an island in the Irish sea. The Germans gave th-s crew five minutes In which to quit thdr ship. The crew landed at Dundrum, County Down, Ireland. I The submarine which sank tho Down shlre wai the l'-12. The Germans (trod I three shots at the steamship potore htr captain hove to. Alter the crew of the Dnwiishlro had taken to tho boats the Germans placed a bomb umdhips of the vessel and exploded It, and the Downihlr tank In a fw minutes. ESCAPE IN CIVIL ACTION and Full i .&1 many, which nitlon Is in great need cf that commodity. What effect the incident will have on this Government's attitude concerning replies to Germany and Great Britain on the war zone and flag situations was Rhrouded In diplomatic secrecy. Care ful observers maintain that the United States will send replies to both powers. Especially was this true of the German situation, in icw of Germany's dis claimer of responsibility for anv havoc wrought on American commerce in tho "death zone." But a reply In this ca will do no more than to reiterate America's stand that Germany will be held to "strict accountability." accord ing to officials. While, several days ago, officials said they desired to see the course of events before taking any Mop. thev are In clined today to believe the German paper blockade" is In reality a veri table death zone, in which, according to reports, several ships already have met their fate victims of Germany's deter mination to combat England's allv hunger. Urging Greater Preparedness. Meantime, some navy officials art urglne secietlv a preparedness far greater than now exists. A letter today from ex-Secretary of Navy Bonaparte to Congressman Gardner is considered significant In this respect, as he urged immediate construction of a fleet able to cope with "tho entire fleet of any power whose hostility Is a reasonable possibility of the future." LIVERPOOL. Feb. 22.-The crew of the British steamship Cambank, which was sunk Saturday morning in the Irish Sea. off Llnas Point, first sighted a German submarine and then plainly saw the track of the torpedo which sent their vessel to the bottom. The survi vors of the disaster arrived In their home port heie. The third engineer and two firemen were killed in the ex plosion and another member of the crew was drowned when ho tried to Jump into a boat. In all twenty persons were saved from tho wreck. The submarine came Into lew. ac cording to the stories told by the men of the Cambank, while the crew of the steamship were preparing the boats for an emergency. Then tho torpedo was observed Tho ship was standing- atUI at the time nnd the torpedo struck her squarely amidships, close to the stoke 'iole. In less than fifteen minutes the bow of the vessel Boomed to fall away and then the ship broke in two and sank. Those of the crew who were able to make the boats drifted for three hours before, they were picked up. IN CONGRESS TODAY. ScNAll .Met at 11. Senator Root tend J'arcwcl! Address V ashlngton Excise Inquiry deferred until Committee considers plans. Military bill taken up. Tuesday.