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wp f '" fT-- ra Wim WEATHER FORECAST: Fair; colder tonight (Poft Report on Page Two.) HOME EDITION NUMBER 8779. WASHINGTON, JTBIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1910. PRICE ONE CENT. ieaMngf LEGISLATORS BEGIN TO PARE ESTIMATES IN 0. C. BUDGET Legislative Riders Apparently Will Be Lopped From the Measure by, House Appro priations Committee. Chairman Johnson Has Prepar ed Dozen Bills to Bring Ad ministrative Reforms to the District. J The pruning of the estimates the District of Columbia appropri ation bill a process at which the House Committee on Appropria tions has had considerable practice began today. The Page subcommittee, in pre liminary charge of the District budgat. announced that the hear ings behind closed doors had been closed and the drafting of the bill would begin immediately. It is not the intention of the committee to proceed hastily to pass the Dis trict bill, previous experience hav ing proyen that it is always de layed In getting through the Sen ate anyway. As actual work on the framing af-tfioJbiUobcgms. it is learned that the various legislative, recom mendations of the District Com missioners probably will not be in cluded in the measure, pending consideration of such -recommendations by the House District Committee. NO LEGISLATIVE RIDERS. Th Appropriations Committee, whllo understood to be In sympathy, in whole ir in part, wlthr the majority, of tho Wislatlvo auwnUona of tho Commls .oners, does not drslrn to take from the District Ponltnlttee the prlvilcffo of conriderlnc such matters as Independent '"Clslallon. . 'The plan is. therefore, that unless the "Istrlct'Commlttce reports out tho Com missioners.' tecommcndatlona na Inde pendent legislation before the appropria tion hill If reported, the annual budget nlll bo minim the legislation carried in tie estimates. Such legislation would bo subject to a lnt of order If inserted In tho appro- (Contlnucd on Pago Sixteen.) Favorable Report Assured on Confirmations of Kober and Edson. The Senate Committee on the Dis trict of Columbia announced its sub committees todav. t the same time. It Was given out that tho committee n-ould make a favorable report on "onfirmations of .lohn Joy Kdson and rr fleorge M. Kobe' as members of 'io Board of Charities. The nomination of U. U. Smith as member of the exi-lnc board was re ared to the erele subcommittee, headed by Senator Kern. Strong op position exists lo Smith's confirma tion. The subcommittees aie: Judiciary. Tomerene (chairman). Hpllls. Faulsbury. Dllllntrham. and Sherman; public utlll IIh. Smith of Arizona (chairman). Kern. James. Kenyon arid Sterling: education and labor. Hollls (chairman) Martin rimlth of Maryland. Dillingham, and Kenyon: excise and liuuor legislation. Kern (chairman) Martin. Sauisbury. Jones, and Works: insurance and banks. Smith of Maryland (chairman). Hotlls. lames. Jones, and Sherman: nubile health, hospitals, and charities, James 'chairman), romerene smitn or Ari- zona. Sterling, and. Works: streets and avenues, Paulsburv (chairman). Kern. ' I'oniorene. Kenyon. ond Sherman; in-1 orporatlons Mnrtin (chairman). Smith ! of Maryland, Saulsbun. Jones, and I Sterling; Police ana fire uenartments. Dllllnrham (chairman) Works. Kenyon. James, and Smith of Arizona. Rain Halts Operations On Western War Front RERUN (via wireless to Sayvllle). Jon. 14. "Owing to rainstorms onlv iso lated artllierv. hnd s-rcnade and mine combats occurred on the western front." said this afternoon's statement from tat w offic. i SENATE COMWIITTEES DISTRICT I First Ruler to Yield To Austro-Germans rv.3.4"Tsi. '&.. j. u3kxIXArm 'Pfioto by Aintnmii 'Tuns AMclatlort NICHOLAS OP MONTENEGRO. KAISER'S ILLNESS NEVER CONFINING Imperial Chancellor Sends Mes sage "Receives Guests Every Evening." NtfW TORK. Jan. U. The imperial German chancellor. Dr. von Bethmann-IIoIwck- today personally informed tho United rct&j that at 'no time during hi recent Indisposition has Kaiser VTllhelm been confined to his bed. In rcsponso to un inquiry addressed to him. regarding the Kaiser's condition, the imperial chancellor today sent the following 'wireless message from Berlin under date of January 14: (Copyright. ISIS, by th United I'm.) "The United Press. New York. "His Majesty receives KUests every evening. Ho receives in audience his ministers of state and ofliccrs of high rank for dally conferences. Tile Kaiser takes walks In the pal ace gardens ivhen weather permits. Ho has never been confined to his bed and will very shortly resume his" customary activities. "VON BKTHMANN-HOLWEQ. ' Tho chancellor's nmssagn was in reply to the following inquiry sent by wire less: "America flooded with varying reports Kaiser's illness. Will you kindly favor us with authoritative statement of na ture and seriousness illness." "Harmless Carbuncle," German Press Calls Kaiser's Affection BERLIN (via wireless to SayVllle), Jan. 14. Chancellor von Bethman-Holl-weg's wireless statement to the United Press todav regarding the Kaiser's con dition was an official denial of alarming reports spread through foreign coun tries. It has been stated frequently In the (Herman press that the Kaiser was suffering from a harmless carbuncle. Tho Kaiser received the new Persian minister on Wednesday. It whs learned today. The Persian diplomat was ac companied to the palaco by Foreign Secretary von Jagow. OFFICER TO liC. Designates Lieut. Everitt to Suc ceed Major Dapray as Mili tary Instructor. h"ctetary of War Oarrison today de tailed First Lieut. George T. Kveritt, of tho Twenty-fourth Infantry, as professor of military science and tae Jics nt the Maryland Agricultural College. Lieutenant Everitt, who now is stationed nt tho Presidio, nt Han Francisco, has been Instructed to leuve at once to assuliK ills new sta tion. The post at the Maryland Airrieui tural College has been vacant since the resignation of Major lam"." A Dapray. after n fuariel with the trustees. Subsequently. Hocrctary tSnrrlson threatened to wlthdiaw mil llury lnstrucllun from the eolloge un less tho trustees and the State of Maryland count! .icted suitable quar ters for the military clasmj." and for class drills. Governor Ooldsboiough assured the War Dflpartmeiii that these conditions would be ciimpiicd Willi, und reMir; on these h tKii unices, Sftcrtar fJarrl son u.u rioi pci-niiitlnfr the r--Munptluii 'f iTillllan t lining at th college and detailed Liouttjiiunt P.vei -Itt as Instructor. GARRISON SEND S. KING NICHOLAS THIRD DEGREE SIGNS TRUCE USED IN MOHR WITH INVADERS MURDER CASE Control of Mountain Kingdom Passes Into Austrian Hands by Armistice. CONFIRMATION IS AWAITED Adriatic Seacoast Lost to Allies With Passing of Montenegrin Nation. VIENNA (via Berlin wirc lefis), Jan. 14. Ccttlnjc, the cap ital of Montenegro, has been oc cupied by Austrian troops, it wan officially announced this af ternoon. ROME. Jan. 14. Austrian artillery was trained on Cettlnje and Austrian gunners' wero awaiting the signal to lay tho Montenegrin capital in ruins, when King Nicholas signed the armis tice that virtually eliminates the little mountain country from the war. Tho aged Montenegrin rulor wept ni he agreed to the truco that probably means Montenegro's surrender, accord ing to dlpatches received here today. He called his military commanders about him first and expressed n will ingness to take to the mountains and fight the Austrian invaders to tho end They persuaded him that continuation of the struggle without outside aid meant greater misery to his peoplo than was suffered by tho Serbians or Belgians. Arrange Peace Terms. Formal negotiations tor the aurrender of the half-starved, poorly equipped llttto -MntAUftgrlav.arinytnrrt expected to begin at once. .No definite period has been set for tho continuance of tho armistice, but It Is believed pnssl- blc that Montenegro, apparently the first of the allied powers to strike her colors to the Austro-Ocrmans, will ar range tentative peace terms before the end of the month. Italian military men. however,"" have little doubt but that thousands of Mon tenegrin soldiers will reject tho pence urrahgemont, take to tho mountains and continue to war on the Austrians until thpv are exterminated. The Montenegrin legation today re ceived word that Austria had proposed (Continued on Fourth Page.) BLOWS STRUCK AS FORD FLED PART! "Inside Story" Shows Schwim mer Faction Tried to Stop Him. By CHARLES P. STEWART. THE IIAGI'E. January H. A wild scene preceded Henry Ford's departure from the peace expedition at Chrlst Inla, it was learned here today. Sev eral Ford leaders exchanged blows be fore Ford sped away In an auto to catch a train for Bergen, where he took passage for New York. This information was obtained from a trustworthy source and with It the "Inside story" of events aboard tiie eaco shin Oscar II and In Chrlstlanln Ford, it whs learned, for the first ttme investigated Mine. Roilka Schwlm mcr's claims that she had documents from warring and neutral European rulers encouraging the peace move ment, after the quarrel aboard ship over President Wilson's preparedness program. Ho discovered that they were politely phrased declarations of aiothlng. Thev were worthless Greatly disappointed. Ford retired to his cabin In mortification under the pre tense .of bfjng sick He was practically Incommunicado the leiralnder of tl-c voyage. At the samo time he hoped an enthusiastic icceptlmi by the Scandin avians would give th" expedltlsn torn hopes of success. When the Norwegians lowed the enterprise with ndi"uK and contempt. Ford determined lo Kive. , and Dean Marquis, nf IvtrMt, n chauf-i four, and two other men nrrangti the detulls of his flight Mim Schvininier I. tils P. I.ochner, Fcrd's s(cietni, mid other oi lords Intimates know within? of his plans They siuiiped from tluli lintel it hrU tlnnla while the tilr u smugTl'iig lrd ln.o tin ai.tomnLilk. tnviMiu members of the t-chwlm'tior faction thn-w lliemselxen ut Ihu automobile. 'elllllK- 'Munleiei.. Kdnapoisl" c- tuiilly lielleviii; that Fi.rd iwis ociug kidnaped Fohm chauffeur v n. no p;ieifll. mvl besides hi hud his order1. IIo ertioltMl his tints (oionsly In th ch II Nor wegian air nnd tin- Kelm Inv -orh3 re-tu-aled, Foi'd fsuiiihu- .. nir lutlwuj fetation It Is 'he vrncrn' b r ; hmw tl at Mm,. P' In 'in .ei V "ii ic'ion Mil til" r-i-e lOMIRi' in Hie In rm il ;l (Jcrmau ptop4audu. Police Commissioner Declares Grilling of Negro Co-Defendants 'Not Ladies' Tea Party.' ANOTHER POINT FOR DEFENSE Witness, However, Corroborates O'Neill's Testimony Regard ing Confessions. T'ROVIDRN'Ci:. R. T Jan. 14 -Mrs I Kllrabeth F. Mohr scored again today In her trial on tho charge of Instigating the murder of her husband. Dr. Charles F. Mohr, wealthy Providence physician. Police Commissioner Benjamin F Moulton, a witness for the prosecution, made an Important ndmlsn that strengthened the contention of tho de fense that the alleged confessions of thn tVL'n tinr..nrR Knf.lltnntl finri TirOWn. ' Implicating Mrs. Mohr, were obtained by Vthlrd. degree methods." "It was not u ladles' tea party," Moul ton admitted, describing the forty-IJve-mlnutc grilling of Ilrown in the office of Chief of Police O'Neill, some additional details. Chief Inspector O'NcIH's testimony rcgard'ne the ne groes' confessions accusing Mrs. Mohr of hiring them to commit the muror. i IK-Kplto the udmlsslon that riumaged tne ' Stale's case. .Mrs. Mohr win plulnly re- Moved when tuu police commissioner lufl the stand She had listened intently. but with evident nervousness, to hlH a- tiinuuy, und frequently turned toward tho Jurors, seeking to learn its imprus-' bimi upon them. I Mnuilon. on inc wnoio. made a pier witness for the Stale. He idmltted that he was present at the confessions "only out of cuiloulty," and not in an official ; capacity, and that he madrt no mum-, crandum of what tho negroes suld. Mrs. Mohr'H attorneys trapped litin into an-, ctht'i niliuisslou that he did not hear the ncgrovs formally Informed of their I lights us prisoners, before their "sweat- ' ln" began. . .,...' Mnnltrtn hnu'nvw. rnrrnhorntMi. with "1 -an't sMi.JSheih.er thujt une cau?fcuator tinned." was hid reply. Moulton corrobGrn'crt the police chiefs ftntement that Pi own yelui-ed he and .-IHiIliimn kill'-d Dr. Mohr and shot Miss i;imly Iturg'r. the i ctor'H stenograph er, tieoausp tney wern turou to no so by Mrs. Mnlf. He added that Urown fhld Mrs. Mohr piomiewl to use tier In fluence with judges and tho outnor.tics to Bftve them from harm If they were caught. Moulton also corroborated O'Neill's Matt-mem that Mrs. Mohr thresUcnrrt Miss liurger in a. nut ot warning 10 int stonograph'-r'a brother-in-law. Mis. Mohr. he said, identified the card ad dressed to (Jt-orgc Books, the brother-in-law. ndmlttlug she wrote It In "a frenzied moment." The defense plans to move to strike ,nt ult (.alfmnnv rrtlntfni? In llin nnirreft 1 aliened confessions on the ground that i hey were obtained by "third degree methods. tr -a r ... n..o.ci:nnn.i Heard Brown Questioned. AssiktHiit Attorney General Phlllpps opened the State's now effort to ncct Mrs. Mohr with the nlleged piot when ho called Follco Commissioner Moulton to the stand. Moulton was present, he said, when Itrown was ques- 'tioned on tho night ot Septemocr -'. Ho said Urown denied being on the uat- nngton road on the fatal night, claim- ing he was at the home or n menu. Moulton was present at the initial tori hve minutes grilling of Urown ami a.so brought in Spcllm.in at about a u, in. Spcllman said ho was at home vvnen Dr. Mohr was si ot, Moulton testned. but Inter changel his story. "Chief O'Neill too' Spcllman Into his office and then buck to my oITlce. wnero he admitted for the tirt tune that tie and Urown did tho shooting." Moulton swore O'Neill asked Spellmin It ne and lirown didn't kill Dr Mohr ana ylioot Miss Burger Spellmnn suld "Yes oecauso Mis. Mohr wanted us to do it'l Urown. meantime, hnd been brought Into the room. , "They said Mrs. Mohr sent them to Boston to buy a SS-callber pistol, and gave them J150 to huy tho motorcycle! they used for their get-awnv. "Brown said that after the shooting, they ran to Echo Lake, threw away their revolvers, and then mounted the M., Aw... nt.. lititrtn.. n l.ntF (..If. ?.n I k a ' IIIUllJI 1' Ulf Jituuvii V II..,. ,1,11V 1IUIII llU sliootlng." U.S. T T Private Alex. F. Jesperson Test ing Machine When It Strikes Curbing. AnoI F. .lespcrjon, n private in dun lin nv It. Engineer torpi. stationed at .Washington Barracks, was klld tlil i nun nlng in it inoforcvele accident. The vhimg man was twunty-elght ears ol.l. , a native of Denmark and cumo to the lliprraeks from Fort Slocum, New YoU. Comti'iny !' w'!l stmt 'n-norraw f-r Savannah, whete tbrv r,l i'o some t purvey vo-k In rr,,p.i'ti'on a notor (vele'wiis iFBiicel to the cnmpiny early, today ' I .lesperson. wno was cgaim-u is an i''r on pamllno eiiglneH tooh f'O machine for a tiy-out. About ti n . r.'cl.ick. within oiif-lin'f n qunre of tho I hnrrncks lie ns Ihui.Mi from the nrt- chine H'i h-'nd simple h inrblng , and his sk"H was fine luted. Hhiiis rushed to l'ir ,airn'ks bnn"lt.il but died n few minutes lifter re-ichlT tlieie. ' Ii(!rr Ankam Confirmod. Tlio C'pii-'p I'll conCi-mci' lnlc j'd f ol t' ''"ill 'i'i I oini of lltilci. ,Nu oppositlou wls rulsd. Die ENGINEER KILLED INI OR ON Commands American Soldiers at EI Paso fM 1 Wmm ft " HHnPR - M BRIG. GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING. BILL TO INCREASE IS Cnnntnr OUIcUUI Cummins' Measure Would Relieve the National Guard of Poilce Duty. The. National Guard would be relieved of police duty by the terms of a bill for the building up pffUio guard ,whicn f-criBrnr Cummin Introduced in tnn Unnnt. fftflnv The bill is bused on ,th Federal pay bill agreed on between tho represent atives of the guard nnd the "War i pnrtment two years ago. and other im portant changes nro provided. The measure would Increase the peace Htrengtn ot the guard to 400,(X) nnd Its war strength to Si0,XJ0. Enlistment would lie for three years, without re enllstment oxcept for non-commlssloncd oi commissioned ottlcers. The time for camp maneuvers and rifle practice would be trebled. In ad dition to relieving the guard of police duty, special provisions ate mude for securing competent officers. The measure. It is said, will have pow- ' erful support nmong tho National WA LI I Guard .... henntor Cummins also Introduced a , ulll for the conversion of six army ; po8lJ, lnto ,nmtary 8Ch0ols for the training of officers. In a statement ho con-jsnld the estimated cost of the guard at ! f"11 ix'.'co strength of 400,000 would bo f";1'' l,,71J'e.,,Pv ,i.J5?t'li,dfcbc, !?.?r I ''ulpkl rnoblllzed and would bo better s trained than the proposed continental ttrmV- . ., . ' . , ,,Ah ,'" relieving thcA guard of po- "'"' "o. i' ?"' '"' wouiu not tone effect until 1920, In order to allow the States time to organize such forces as might be needed to handle riots. Seven years' experience as governor convinced him, he said, that "an efficient volunteer militia can not be recruiteJ and maintained from the rank and file of the people if it Is to be called upon to take charge of local disturbances." E United States Infantryman Tak en Off Steamer at Jamaica by Negro Troops. NEW YOItK. Jnn. 11. Alfred Clavk. a private In the I'nlted Stntei ntniy. was token from the American s'eamer S-inta Marta of the United Fruit Com pany line by British negro soldiers at Jamaica and held for sovcral hours in a concentration camp, according to pas sengers of tho Santa Marta arriving here today. Clark, they said, had missed the ship the remainder of his company had taken from the canal zone and boarded the Santa Mur'a. He was taken off when i:utlsh officers bonrded tho vessel at lv'ii-s'on They took him ashore for an samlnntlon B OE CRILE RESIGNS Senor Don Edunrdo Suarez, amhpofinflor from Chile to the Uni'ed States, 1'iia resiRtied, ac cordi 'jr to nnnounccntcnt made todnj ut lite pmbasH'. I'e oiihI reasons were jjiven us the cause of the resignation. RON SOLDIER IS HELD Bf BRITISH SUDOR SDH EZ NO INTERVENTION; CABINET STANDS BEHIND PRESIDENT Stirring Arguments Favoring the Sending of Armed Forces Over Rio Grande Made In the Senate Administration Stands "Rigidly Pat." BRITISH EMBASSY Carranza Vows To Punish Slayers General Carranza in a message to Eliseo Arredondo, ambas sador here, today declared the bandits who killed Americans in Chihuahua arc being pursued and will meet "condign punishment." He said: "The murderous attack on the passenger train near Chi huahua was made by the only remaining band of outlaws in that region. This band is being actively pursued in order to ensure its capture. Whereupon condign punishment which their crime deserves will be meted to every guilty participant. "The constitutionalist government troops have been or dered to establish strong patrols from end to end of the railway line in order to forfend against similar outrages. "You will make this declaration to the press of the United States. VENUSTIANO CARRANZA." Official announcement was made this';'pfeKhat the American Government will take no aggressive 'action in Mexico. S The statement was made following the. Cabinet meet ing at which the whole Mexican situation was discussed at length. f & r. While the storm of indignation over thrfiSssjgre of Americans in Mexico continued today toSfwppRlirough Congress, and while the British embassy was preparing to requestor- the State Department what course this Govern ment intends to pursue to get protection for foreigners, the Administration stands unmoved. SENATORS URGE INTERVENTION. Stirring arguments favoring the sending of the armed forces into Mexico resounded in the Senate chamber. Agi tation over the possible fate of British subjects across the Rio Grande was responsible for frank expressions from the British embassy concerning the lack of any responsible authority in M'exico City ,to which Great Britain could appeal. At the White House the President conferred vith Senator Stone, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and with his Cabinet, his aim being to buttress the Administration jn its determination to do nothing aggressive and rely on Carranza. Carranza himself sent a personal- telegram to Secre tary of State Lansing in response to the American note de manding the capture and punishment of those who mur dered the seventeen Americans at Santa Ysabel. He will, he said, mete out "condign punishment." SOLDIERS RULE EL PASO. From the border today there came report after report telling of the excitement stirred Jip in the American border towns over the refusal of the Administration to act. Re sentment over the attitude of the President and the Secre tary of State in laying the blame for the massacre on th American victims has so inflamed the people of El Paso, Tex., that practical martial law is being enforced by the regular army troops stationed there under Brigadier Gen eral Pershing. The War Department denies that Pershing has been given instructions to take such vigorous measures, but press dispatches indicated that the officer may have acted on his own responsibility. No further orders of any kind have gone either to the ai my or naval forces of the United Stales. "Everything's happy in the navy," said Jbcrcfary Daniels at the close of the Cabinet meeting. Americans Form Regimentin Secret To Avenge Crimes VI. 1A0 TVv .In n. 1. -limited . States regulars nrc putrollnrr tho atreats .,. .'v, ,...., -. --. w-. - of HI I'aso with orders to clUpor UporiOstj, ci on da wherever forniert und prevent rncc flots between Infuriated Ameri cans and Mexicans Gen. John J. Pcrshlntr. In command of tho United States troops hero, 'cnt nquHtU of infantrymen to disperse crowds in Mexican saloons-near the Rio1 Orande und the International boundary. They searched Mexicans for arms and ordered from tho district all Americans who displayed siKnsof belligerency. rin wntrh Is lieliic kept at tho lnter- . iiHllonal brldjes and no armed Mexican I Is permUted ti cross fiTm-tbe Juat8 sido of the river ; The cll Is rpilet followlnt; lust (.Continued on Puce Twelve.) SHOWS ANXIETY New OutbiCrsi Of Debate on Mexico Stirs Up Senators Uiother tlurco otltlrBt of debate over . , j y ie Mexican situatbn stlnr.l m ,,. tors todav. I Senator Works of r:.ttr 1.. ... .... Hlie tempest over Mexican r.iatlrrs by in- uo.iuciiiir n resolution autliorlzlnK and direct inK the President to use the land unrt naval forces for Intervention to re store peace and order in thn Movir..., j icnuhllc. and to efifono protection of Aino; leans -ind foreigners. I roHowlntr the introduction nf hi. resolution Lonernl debate brokij out and mny phaj-os of tho troubled , MextcAn problem wero discussed. Senator Stonn of Missouri chairman of the Kdrelrn ltel-tlnus fcur-mlMon, took the lead in hrcKin io Picni ITOSKIcnt Wilson for his course. Senator orks in nre-sentin his rcso StContfuued on Pae Tw clv.) .v .