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A Wht IHJahmgf on Cfme COMPLETE AFTERNOOtfEDITION With 1:30 Wall Street WEATHER FORECAST: Fair, Freezing Tonight. (Full Report on Pane Two.) WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, MAKCH 13, 1917. PRICE ONE CENT. NUMBER I0,10o. BIGR.R. STRIKE' NEGOTIATION AT CRITICALSTAGE Intervention by President Ex pected If New York Confer ence Fails. CHAMBERS AT WHITE HOUSE Intermediary of Last Summer Presents Situation as Dis putants Assemble. v ith repiesentativcs of the four brotherhoods and railroad managers in conference In New York, interven tion by Tresldent Wilson to prevent the threatened nation-wide railroad strike was forecast at noon today when Judge W. L. Chambers, chair man of the Tederal Board of Media tion and Conciliation, conferred with White House officials Judge Chambers was the inter mediary between the Freaident and brotherhood leaders and railroad man agers when a railroad strike v, averted last summer by the passage of the Adamson bill. This matter is In the hands of the President" Judge Chambers said on leaving the White Hou "The board has not been asked to Intervene by either the railroads or the brother hoods." Judge Chambers said the board has withheld action on requests to Inter vene in two other minor railroad dis putes, awaiting the outcome of the conferences in New York The media tion board wishes to be free to extend Its service toward averting the threatened strike. So far a could be learned the President has sent no communication to the railroad managers or brother hood leaders appealing to their pa triotism at a time when the nation is on the verge of war. Judge Chambers would not admit he was the bearer of such a message. He. reiterated that the matter Is l-i the hands of the President. No statement was' forthcoming from the White House with reference to the strike situation. Conferees Face Crisis. NEW. -XQRK. March-; 15. Directly opposite In moods tho "brotherhood representatives ready to fight, and the managers ready to offer comprom ises the opposing factions In the grave crisis confronting the railroads of the country are in conference. The brotherhoods, it was declared, are prepared to force the eight-hour day issue, and call the first "section" of the strike at C o'clock p. m. Saturday. representatives of the "big four" presented to the railway managers a resolution adopted at a recent meeting In Chicago, giving the brotherhood utt.fm tl rlcht tu rail a strike. It reads as follows: t "Resolved: That should the Supreme court find the Adamson law at in vio lation of the constitution, that this body go on record as authorizing the chief executives or the Tour organiza tions represented by this body to con vene the general committee on any railroad or group of railroads and pro ceed as they deem best, with full au thority to call all men represented by the four brotherhoods on strike, if necessary " At 12:.15 the meeting adjourned and the conferring factions went to lunch. W G. Lee, of the brotherhood faction. told newspapermen there would be nothing to be given out until after 4 o'clock this afternoon, when an ad journment may be taken. llasls of Compromise. A compromise on the basis of a raise in wage, it is said, but w itli no reference to the eight hour feature of the men's demands, may be offered by (Continued on Page Thirteen.) GREGORY TO REMAIN Attorney General Emphatically De nies Rumor of Intention to Resign. "1 have absolutely no intention of retiring from President Wilson's Cabinet - Attorney Thomas W. flrei;orv tluir spiked today persistent reports originating in semi-official quarters to the effect that he would tender his resignation to the President in tne near future He made the statement emphatic by adding that those re sponsible for the rumors "probably know no more about it than I do " The best information obtainable Is that there will be no changes n the Cabinet In the immediate future or so long as the international situation re mains tense BIG BATTLE IN MEXICO Carranzistas and Vlllistas Still Fighting at Last Report. Reports of a sanguinary battle be tween Carranzistas under General Go mej: and Villlsta forces, under General Reyne. at Trincheras. forty miles west of Santa Ana, were forwarded to the War Department today by the Amer ican commander at Nogales, Ariz. The battle was reported as having begun at 0 o'clock Tuesday, and as being still In progress at noon yester day Tight automobile loads of wounded de facto troops were report ad arrived at Santa Ana. LETS JAP VESSEL ENTER. The State Department today agreed to modify its neutrality regulations sufficiently to permit a Japanese war ship, bearing the body of American Ambassador Guthrie, to come Into the San Francisco harbor and remain there longer than twenty-four hours. RAILFfoAD STRIKE SITUATION TODAY Brotherhood and railway repre sentatives meet today In New York for eight hour day conference. Neither side gives any Indication of yielding. The possibility of Intervention by" President Wilson to avert the strike Is strong. Brotherhoods now hae a modi fied demand asking eight hour day and pro rata pay for overtime. The original demand made In March, 11IIC. called for time and a half for overtime. The proposed strike would start Saturday night In the east, work ing west by tying freight lines, and would involve all traffic by next Wednesday at 8 p. m. At that hour it would Involve all union passenger trainmen. , TAKE YODR PICK OF 15 BABIES Little Ones tor Whom the Flor ence Crittenton Mission Seeks Homes. Who wants a baby? While the minds of Washln-tonians are occupied with the Eureprsn war, the street car strike, and other Issues which have followed each ether In such swift succession that many per sons are wondering just what is com ing next, fifteen homeless little babies are not liable to nttiact much atten tion. But there probably are many who think of little babies quite often. For them this story of how there are down in Richmond just this number of babies, none of them over a year old, and all without homes or pros pects, might prove interesting. An investigation not long ago into the management of the Maternity Home and Hospital, located at 402 East Clay street. Richmond. Va, proved there was mismanagement by those in charge of the hospital. The hospital was turned over to the Stato board of charities. Asks Wasnlnctan For Aid. But the question of who was to' feed, care for, bathe, and rock fifteen little babies to sleep every night arose, and Joseph S. Mastln, secretary of the State board of charities, sent to the Florence Crittenton Mission, In Washington, and asked for aid. Three women Mrs. Kate Waller Bar rett, president of the National Flor ence Crittenton Mission, with Miss Frances Ford and Mrs. Annie L. Smith went to lllchtflond and took the babies in charge. The ladles only tfcted as mothers. The little tots were really under the charge of the Juvenile court of Richmond, but what does a Juvenile court know about a less-than a-year-old baby? These ladies will only have charge un til the 26th of this month. The hospital where they now are kept probably will not reopen, and what's to become of the babies? Does anybody want a baby' If so, after presenting the proper credentials to Joseph F. Mastln, the library build ing, Richmond, Va.. the applicant ran go to the hospital and look down the line of clean while little cribs, and take a bab. HaMm Must list- Mother. TIio Florence Crittenton Home's policy is not to allow anybody who comes along tu adopt a little baby, Even if that person show he is able to care for and shape a little baby's mind fur the battles of life, the Florence Crit tcnton Home Is ery reluctant to sever the hist tic that binds the joungstcr to his mother For she ma come luck J'.ut In this rase it it different. The babies are absolutely dependent upon some one to take them into a home and there care for them as they really be longed there. Fur this reason, somebody has to adopt a baby. There probab are lots of people who want one of these little babies and there are lo s more who are silently hoping they will take one. Never llnd Fair t nance. Those babies never had quite a fair chance, anvhow. They were brought to the hospital of course under very unfortunate circum stances. They couldn't help it, though. And after they arrived at the hospital, the poor little fellows, and there are girls, too, had a harder time of it stilL For It Is said those In charge of the babies, were none' too careful of the helpless little chil dren. And now, through circumstances the are unable to control, there ar fifteen of them, bluc-ejrd, brown eyed, and bUrk eyed. Ilng on those same white little cots, some of them crvlng as healthy babies always cry, and all gazing with innocent eyes on a world which may or may not treat them well. Who wants a baby? Write to The Times and your letter will be put Inthe proper hands. PRESIDENT SITS UP Dr. Grayson Suggests, However, That He Postpone Engagements. President Wilson's condition show ed such Improvement today he waa permitted to sit up by Dr. Cary Gray son, his aide and physician. Dr. Grayson waa unable to say whether the President would be able to meet Ambassador Gerard today. He desires to give the President as much rest as possible, and for that reason suggested that the President spend the day quietly, postponing all engagements until tomorrow. N.H. DEMOCRATS HOPETOCARRY FIRSTDISTRICT Want G. p. P. Legislature to Call Election to Fill Sullo- way's Seat. REPUBLICANS ARE WORRIED Puzzled by Opponents' Confi dence, But Legislature May Decide to Take Action. nv Theodore tii.i.i:h MANCHESTER, N. II March 1... Confident they can win In this Re publican district, the Democrats of the First New Hampshire want the G. O. P. legislature to provide for an Immediate special election to fill the seat of the late Congressman "Cy" Sulloway. Governor Keyes and his Republican advisers have been undecided about an enabling act. but Indications today are that the legislature may amend the law and hold an election before Con gress convenea on April 10. Without -mergency legislation tvvd months must elapse before Sulloway's seat Is filled. A Democratic victory In Sulloway's district would give the House to the Democrats. A delayed election would mean a tie In the House, according to ths political "dopesters" at Washing ton. In urging a speedy test of strength Senator Hollls and New Hampshire Democrats have worried the Republl cans a bit. Confidence Mystifies :. o. I. The Democrat seem almost too anxious for a prompt election. Such confidence mystifies the opposition, but the Republican legislature may decide to pass an enabling act any way. Senator Hollls sent the following message to Speaker Clark today: "Since receiving your letter of yes terday I have conferred with our Democratic leaders In New Hamp shire. I am -happy to report that they agree heartily with your Judg ment as 'to filling the vacancy caused by Mr. Sulloway's death, aa soon as possible. In this time of crista, parti san advantage should be brushed aside and scrupulous fairness ob served. "The secretary and the treasurer of our State committee are members of the Judiciary committee In our legislature, and will co-operate heart iiy with Republican members to se cure the passage of a law which will permit a special election before April 10." Psychology Katora Democrats. Congressman SuUuway represented a normally Republican district, hut Speak er Clark asked for an early decision in that Republican stronghold, and the Democrats of the State decided to sup port Mr. Clark's plea. . The psychology of the situation admit tedly favors the Democrat". Willi the nation on the verge of war and Wilson sentiment running strong throughout the rountr. DemKrai'- orators may come Into the dls.rii t mid persunde in dependent voters and oiiie Republican" that this is not ih time for a divided Congress of pjrlinan silltls The jki lency of surh an argument is appreci ated in Republican circles. So the Republicans are not abso lutely certain they will retain con trol of the Sullouay district, nutwltli standing the fact that it has been represented bv a Republican twentv out of the last twenty two veais A district wliicliIIiiKhes carried b only forty four votes, in a Republi can State that went for Wilson, isn't entirely safe from Hie Republican standpoint. NO FLOOD DANGER HERE Although Upper Potomac Has Rjsen, Rise Locally Is Slight. Although the waters of the pntnniar were reported ! have risen to twenty six feet above normal at liar pers Ferry last night, local rivcrmen said today there was practically no danger of an overflow of the banks of the river at Washington. I.leut. Itussrll Dean. In charge of the harbor police precinct, estimated that the river was not more than thirty Inches above normal along the local water front. SCOUTS FORM AUTO CLASS. Classes in automobile instruction are being. formed bv the IIov Scouts All boys who cannot drive or repair an automobile are asked to Join. The. purpose of these classes Is In are-ord ance with the slogan of the ' llov Scouts, "Do a good turn every day." The boys In their summer hikes along country roads meet many stalled autoists who are not sufficiently ac quainted with their cars to repair them, and with the Instruction re ceived In the classes this spring the scouts will be better pieparcd to do their "good turn " NEW POST GIVEN LAY. Consul 'General lay, formerly of Berlin, withdrawn from his post by reason of the break in relations, has been attached to the I-itln American division of the State Department. . GUARDS RETURN NEXT WEEK. Tne last remaining national guard troops on the border will leave for home March Zl, General Pershing reported to the War Department today. They arc all expected to reach their home stations by the 3th. PROF. VAWTER REARRESTEDON DEATH OF HETH Young Virginian Said to Have Made Statement on Shooting Before He Died. VAWTER AND WIFE SILENT Prosecutor, Responding to Re quest of Heth Family, Rushes to Deathbed. ROANOKE. -Ya., March IB Stock ton Heth, jr.. son of CapL Stockton Heth, of Washington and lUdford. who was shot early Tuesday morn ing In the home of Prof. Charles Vawter. of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg. died In the Jerferson Hospital at this place early this morning. In a death-bed statement in the presence of members of his family, attending physicians, and Common wealth's Attorney Roop, of Mont gomery county, Heth Is said to have told the story of the three bullets fired Into his body. Vawter. who surrendered Immedi ately after the shooting, and was re leased on ball, has been rearrested Neither Mrs. Vawter nor her hus band have offered a statement regard ing the shooting, other than that probably given the police. Closeted With Family. Mr. Roop was closeted for a long time with Lieut. Ciement Heth and other members of the family early this morning. He waa taken to the dying man s room by Lieutenant Heth and Dr. Jones, where the deathbed statement was made. Miss Pickett Heth and Miss Mr glnla Heth, of Washington, remained at their brother's bedside constantly throughout the night, and were with him when the end came. Mr. Roop ...M....-.4 n nnonnks bv a long wan auiiiiuuiitu ,v .. - distance telephone communication early this morning trom memoers oi the Heth family, who told the Com- t,W mHnmV tht Heth WSS In a. critical condition and might not live out the night. Mr. Roop, when seen this- morning,- .....j ... m.ir. am Blstement In re- gard to the dying words of Heth. TRAINS GUNS ON GERMANS U. S. Transport Dixie Watches In terned Liners In Havana. This Government Just now is par ticularly Interested In what is going on aboard the Interned German and Austrian liners at Havana and other Cuban ports. This Interest recently has become so keen that the United States trans port Dixie lias moved toward the Ha vana harbor entrance and anchored between the entrance and the Aus .i '.--ma. hn.ti with her innn ami .iritini. .....- --. flinch rifles trained "where they would no tne mosi boou. The cruiser Cuba. too. In the past twenty four hours, has moved Into a "more advantageous ' anchorage. These war vessel moves have started many wild rumors. .One of them is that one or more of the ill trrne.l merchantmen has received se- ret orders and Is prepared for a dash to sea should a war declaration ci.iue Other rumors are that arms and ammunition have been smuggled .i .1.1.. u.liEf-h should a annum lliriM- onii'- --- - -" "., . dasli lo open succeed, would be fitted nit .is commerce raiurrn. S0L0NS FIRST MET IN WAR New Senators' Only Eneou,nte' Since Days of '98. smooth faced, stock.v man scanned the rratuns of,aiiothcr smoothfaced. slo-kv man In a' hotel here vrsterday. "Sa." he said, after some lieslta tlou. "haven't I ni't you before?" "Diuino: where?" was the response. "Weren't vou an offirer at Jackson ..it.. ,.i .1. ..... .I.a Unnnlsli Anifrl vine, r 111., UliriiiH m. -- cifn war?" asked the first S. F. S. M. "Yes, sir. was the quici. repij. unu. proudly. "I was a second lieutenant in the Second New Jersey Volunteer Infantiy. Hughes is my name." xli..lt V.... la inv nulll-. 1 IV nS til. 'adjutant general of that camp. What are au doing nere. .iir. iiukiii--. f ... i?if..l flutes Senator from New Jersey," said Mr. Hughes. ".Nothing- on me." repneo narry n. NTew- "I nm On- 1'nlted States Senator from Indiana." , GIVEN 5-MINUTE SENTENCE Judge Landis Paroles Mann Act Violator After 30 Seconds. l-'lti:i!l'iiltT. III. March 15 - After heating testimony in the case of Georgo Reitzell, indicted five years ago for violation of the Mann act. .IiiiIi-i- K" M Lninlls. in the Federal court, sentenced liiin to "sit for five minutes In n chair In this court room." A !. ...! ..f fltlrfl Mf-ftil. fllf- judge commuted tin- sentence and told Reitzell he was free. Tli. ......- ul.l il.rt r.rimarir fitiieet in- i.nait i-ni ... , - j.. ....v-.- of the Mann act was to stop commer cialized vice rather than t- punish for personal Indiscretions. - - r COAL LUMP HITS CAR. Passengers on a southbound Ana- costla car of the Washington Railway and Klectrlc: Company were thrown Into a state of excitement when a lump of coal crashed through ono of the car windows at Nichols avenue and Milwaukee street early today. No one was hurt, DR. GRAYSON AS REAR The Senate this afternoon in executive session confirmed the nomi nation of Dr. Cary T. Grayson as medical director of the navy with the rank of rear admiral. Prior to the confirmation. Senator Hoke Smith moved to transfer .the nomination' from the head of the executive calendar to the foot of it, to allow other nominations to be disposed of. This was defeated by 28 to 35. FoIlowinR this vote Dr. Grayson was confirmed, the entire Republican side lining up against him. Dr. Grayson's nomination has been before the Senate since last session. T" RUSS IN REVOLT, BERLIN REEORT Successful Rebellion, With Cab inet Members in Jail, De scribed by Germans. ItKltr.I.V (via Sayvllle wireless). March 15. "An executive committee of the Russian duma has accom plished a successful revolution in Russia. Imprisoned all the ministers, and now controls the government," according to an official statement from Petrograd Issued by the official press bureau today. " "The duma declared the ministers and cabinet do no longer exist." the statement said. "Today (the state ment was dated March 14), on the third day of the revolution, when or der has returned swiftly, the capital is completely in the hands of the ex ecutive committee of the duma and of troops which are garrisoned In Petro grad and which number more than 30.000, all of which support the revo lution. ' "Deputy Engelhard, colonel of the general staff, has been appointed com mander of Petrograd byUhe commit tee. "Yesterday evening the committee Is sued proclamations to the population and to the troops, railroads, and banks, asking them to resume their regular life. Deputy Gronskl waa charged by the committee provision ally to manage the Petersburg tele graphic agency." By Berlin Dnreau. The statement Issued by the official government presa bureau began: m "About the sucessful Russian xevo lution, the following official report -vas Issued from Petersburg, March H: "The population of Petersburg, In censed by complete disorganization of transport services and of aliamen tatlon. had long been irritated against the government and had be come restless. The population held the government responsible for all Us sufferings. The government, expect ing trouble, took measures on a large scale to maintain order, and among other measures ordered dissolution of the Itelchsratn ana tne uuma. im Ihima, h.owever, on March 11, decided not to accept the Imperial ukase, hut to continue meetings. The Duma Immediately Instituted an executive committee, presided over" by Presi dent Rodzlanko. Appeal of Committee. "That committee declared Itself as a provisional government and Issued the following appeal: "Considering the difficulties of In terior order which we owe to the nolirv of the former government, the ! executive government of the Duma feels obliged to take public oroer in Its own hands. Fully conscious of the responsibility arising from this decision, the committee expresses the certainty that the population and the army will lend their assistance for the difficult task and create a nev. government which accepts the wishes Of the people and cnJos the peoples conlldence.' "The executive committee based It self on the population of the capital, which is in full revolution, and upon the army, completely united with the resolutions and arretted all ministers and sent tlrein to jail." HOLDS U.S. CAN DECIDE WAR France Tells America's. Entry Means Speedy Peace. PARIS, March IS. France believes a speedy decision In the war rests with Washington. If tho United States Joins forces with, the allies against Germany, it means a swift deci-ion for the en tente. France regards America's en try Into tile war of vastly more Im portance than all forthcoming bat tles. These views may be regarded as those of tho French government. High officials have not altered In the least their complete confidence In ultimate succes for France and her allies. The French people ale pre pared cheerfully to endure every sac rifice, but that does not lessen the realization Hint If America enters the victory will ronie sooner and the period of sacrifice will thus be sohrtened. ASKS RETURN OF APPAM. I A motion for n mandate to turn over the Conn. in prize ship Appam to her British owners, in accordance witli the Supreme Court decree of March 1 whs filed in the Supreme Coint today on behalf of Henry G. Harrison, Brit ish master of the Appam, and the British and African Steam Navigation Compaii). owners The motion will be presented In open court on Monday ENDS BELGIAN DEPORTATIONS. AMSTKRDAM. March 15.--Deportations from Belgium have been discon tinued on direct orders of the Kaiser, according to Berlin reports reaching here today. IS CONFIRMED ADMIRAL LOOK FOR WAR' IN U.S. WATERS Advisers of Secretary Daniels Urge Preparation of Shore Defenses. Convinced that Germany. In the event of war with the United States, will "brlnff-the war to America," the Navy Department, It was learned to day on definite authority. Is bending every effort toward a plan of prepara tion that will meet a submarine cam paign waged on this -side of the At lantic ocean. The naval experts, it was learned, have advised Secretary Daniels that under no circumstances can the Uni ted States rely on the belief that. In the event of war. Germany will do nothing more than continue to sink American merchant ahips in the Waters around Europe. On the con trary, these experts have pointed out, Germany has met every new enemy In the war more than half way. and has followed the policy of striking first and striking vigorously. Deutsehlood's Feat Convincing. While these experts do not believe that Germany could send a military expedition to this country, nor any warships other than submarines, they are convinced thaL. once war is de clared German submarines will be found operating extensively along the Atlantic seaboard, attacklnga every Ameriacn merchant ship In sight, and. where possible, bombarding undefend-' ed porta. The several trips ot the merchant submarine Deutschland, the experts say. convinced Germany, as It con vinced the rest of the world, that large transport submarines, carrying all essentials for a submarine base on the coast of the United States or In the West Indies, could be sent across the Atlantic. The exploits of the German war submarine U-33, off Nantucket, gave convincing proof of the ease with which such craft might operate on this side of the Atlantic. Want 1,000 -Chasers." As an initial step to prepare for this form of warfare, the naval ex perts have advised Secretary Daniels that he should have built at once at least 1,000 small submarine "chasers." manned by ten men each, to patrol the coast. Eventually, they have ad vised him. the 'Government shohld, have enough of these "chasers" not only to patrol the cvoast. but to cover as wide an expjanse of sea area as possible. BIG FREIGHTER SENT DOWN Warren Liner Sagamore From Bos ton Is Reported Sunk. BOSTON. March 15. Furness. Withy & Co.. steamship agents, re reived advices today that the freight steamship Sagamore, bound from Boston for Liverpool, has been sunk. The company stated that no word re garding the conditions of the sinking had been received. The Sagamore Is lifted as a steel screw steamer of 5,137 .tons, built in lh!)'J, registered at Liverpool, and owned by the White Diamond Steam ship Company, Ltd. She 'was opera ted by the Warren line. No passengers were on board, and only two American citizens were un drrstood to be among the crew. These were Michael Halloway. twenty-four, and John Henry, twenty-three, both signed on as firemen from Boston, addresses unknou n. BRITISH FORGE ONWARD Haig's Men Fighting Before Last Lines of Bapaume. LONDON. Marcli 15. British troops are making their advance to the very gates of Bapaume in a down pour of rain and a sea of mud. To day military experts estimated they must be fighting before the last line German defenses of the city. Field Marshal Haig's report last night placed them within a few hundred years of these positions, after a fur ther advance on a front of approxi mately one and a half miles immedi ately west of the city. Dispatches from the front Insisted the German retirement was stiffen ing. the enemy only leaving his trenches under terrific fire of Brit ish guns. HUGHES ARGUES IN COURT. Ni:V YORK, March IS. Charles K. Hughes, appearing In court as a law yer for the first time since he was elected governor of the State ten jears ago. argued two motions before the appellate division in Brooklyn yesterday, each of which Is directed at Justice Cropsey's order for the ex amination of Mayor Mltchcl and other city officials as to details of tho west side improvement plans of the New 1'ork Central. WIVES OF MEN ONCARSTRIKE JOIN PICKETS Union Car Men Repledge Loy alty to Principles at . Meeting. ' ' LITTLE-VIOLENCE SO FAR Hopes of Settlement Wane as Note of Grim Determina tion Appears. Washington's street car strike today settled into trench warfare. Prospects of an .mmedlate settlement waned with admission from the District Commissioners and other officials In terested, that for the present at least efforts toward mediation or arbitration were blocked. Both sides to the controversy are pre, pared for a long battle. There were but few casces of violence, and these were of minor Importance. Striker In Haas Meeting. The strikers, and many of their fel lows, of the Capital Traction Com pany, packed Typographical Temple In a mass meeting this morning, and by a unanimous rising vote decided to stand Arm. The men cheered loudly addresses by Frank crshea, general organizer of the Amalgamated Asso ciation; Edward Morrow, a? vice-president, and George A. WllburL of the local union, who is directing the strike. They called on the men tu stand Arm. and assured- them that not only every union man. but the public was with them and they were bound to win. The Washington Railway and Elec tric Company Issued a statement say ing' that cars were being run on nor mal schedule, and that service would be continued to the normal hour to night unless It was Interfered with by the stoning of cars. Wives Jala In Strike. With the slogan "Help ua save the rdllk for our bablea" and "Help us give our children a proper start In their own community." fifty or more women, wives and close relatives. of the-trllr -ers, joined the'plcket lines at the East barn and 13th and D street terminal t of the company today. It developed today that a subcom mittee of the eSnate Committee on the District of Columbia may be delegated, to inveatigate the street car strike lnstesd of a subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor, as was originally planned by Senator Hoke Smith. The Senator still has under con- sideration a resolution for the Inquiry, but it probably will not be Introduced, until tomorrow. Discuss "Anti-Strike" Art. ' The local strike situation has led to discussion among Senators and House members of the possibility of passage at the extra session of the Australian "anti-strike" act. This woufcl make strikes and lockouts ille gal In the District Seven men said to be former em ployes of the Washington Railway and Electric Company were held In S.000 bond each In Police Court to day on charges Involving the placing1 or obstructions on the company tracks. Officials of the car men's union are considering placing "spotters" on the company's cars to detect alleged fail ures to collect fares. This course vi suggested by affiliated bodies. It Is declared that warrants could b" sworn out and prosecution procured, as under the law 4 per cent of fare receipts go to the Government strikers this morning reached Its climax when the men pledged their Enthusiasm In the meeting of the determination to continue the fight. They were told by the speakers that the financial position of the union Is assured, and that it can depend upon the support of all affiliated bodies. Another meeting will be held tonight. Thousands Aid Strikers. With the better weather today It was apparent that thousands of per sons were avoiding the lines of the Company. While cars were running at freauent intervals on practically all of the lines, they were In few- instances crowded. Thirty strike breakers are reported by union forces to have left the com pany. No positive assurance is given by the company thta cars will be operat ed up to the usual schedule hour to night. Vice President Ham stated that they would be operated up to th last scheduled run 1f thero was no: stoning or violence. Mrs. MneKaye In Picket I.lne. Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs MacKay was Initiated into the picket lines to day, when she began to organize wives of striking workmen as an "aid society" to their jobless husbands. "I went to union neaaquariera ini3 morning and asked If I could be of service to the men who are unjitssly deprived of their right to earn a liv Ing wage, said Mrs. .MacKaye. -ana i was told that the wives of street car men were doing picket duty along tho lines of the Washington Railway and Electric company, and I thought I could help them. And I am going t " Mrs. MacKaye asked to be directed to tho nearest wife of a striking orkman. She was given on addres-s and the result Is that women ar picketing along East Capitol street and In the vicinity of Thirteenth and D streets. I'nlon headquarters received reports today that many of the wives of the striking workmen were anxious to "do their bit" in the controversy with the street car company. At least nine women were on duty - 1 I 1