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VOLUME xxxxn BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2iU^9'l3 Hi PAGES NUMBER 288 Allegation That Hotel Had Filed Claim Against Ala bama Senator Denied HOTEL BILL WAS PAID IN ADVANCE Conditions Under Which Accommoda tions for Underwood Marching Club Were Obtained in Washington Explained WANhlngton, February 27.—i Special.) Giilt nils filed yesterday nunlnnl Senator Bankhead by R. S. Daudn, innnaRpr of <l»c St. .lames hotel of Ilnltiiuore. Mil., to recover 91273 alleged to be due as a balance under a contract entered the senator with Downs for quar h tor the Underwood Marching club the Hallitnore convention. 4 hen asked about the suit today Sen StMi Bankhead said: “This is the first t cnew of any suit. I do not owe them jjfevent. T contracted to pay $3000 and I (jfed it )n advance and told the hotel ISfeple then that ray responsibility ended ftpijh that payment. ' it will be remembered,” added the laior, “that the Eutaw hotel where ei vatfons had been made for the Un u£j£wood headquarters burned a short while before the convention. This did not approve other accommodations and finally the Butaw management sug gested the St. James. Signed No Contract “We accepted the change but signed no contract to pay over $3000 and know' of no reason why 1 should do so. I know nothing of the arangement with the hotel people by Oscar Turner, who was looking after the marching club’s accommodations, If he made any at all, but certainly 1 signed no contract for the Underwood Marching club, and I am in ha manner responsible.” Mr. Downs alleges that on June 6 last, fjfenator Bankhead, under the name of the marching club, entered .into a writ tin agreement with him, whereby it was agreed that the hotel should furnish rooms with sleeping accommodations for 400 members for the club from June 21 to June 2D, inclusive, for which accom modations it was to be paid $12U0 per day. On the strength of this contract the plaintiff ■‘ays that he prepared the rooms \ i ,r cc .-d. iiiyn'ent- << vnnUng $4727, he says, were made, leaving the balance of $1273 upon the total indebted ness of the club of $6000 still outstand ing- \ Local Members Only Smile The Birmingham members of the Un derwood Marching club, learning yester day that the management of the St James hotel of Baltimore, had entered suit against Senator Bankhead for the recovery of $1273, smiled cynically. They were already aware of the fact that whereas the club had contracted to spend with the Eutaw hotel the sum of $6000, it did .^pend with the St. James only $48000, but they did not. believe that the manager of the most antiquated hotel Iu Maryland, fully cognizant of the fact that his accommodations would not have been endured save for the patriotism of his guests to their candidate, would have the marvelous effrontery sufficiently de* vcloped to go to court with his plaint. The members, therefore, smiled. They remembered the hotel, how it looked, the peculiar aroma of foul air and lime the dirt, the scamper of the rats: they remembered liow they were tossed upon cots and told to sleep; how there was no running water In a single one of the rooms: how it was impossible for the men to permit their wives to suffer in the same “joint,” and how none of them, save in the moments of emergency, underwent the agony of attempting to consume a meal in the alleged dining room. It were these facts which provoked the cynical ttm 11 oS Oscar Turner Talks “We would have had decent accom modations," stated Oscar C. Turner, who was president of the Underwood Marching club, ‘“had the Eutaw es caped the disastrous -fire of a month preceding the date of the convention, ^following that fire, the contract of the gutuw was assumed by the manage* ijient of the St. James, an old Tattery Opened after having been long closed localise of the harvest in sight in Mdental to the convention. But the Eutaw contract was not fulfilled by he SI. James and could not have been, t Is possible. The Eutaw had agreed a* furnish brass beds; the St. James jave us cots. The Eutaw iiad agreed o furnish excellent bathing arrange ments; there was no running water li any bedroom in the St. James hotel, jfhe Eutaw had agreed to make it pos Ible for members to accommodate tjieir wives; no wives remained, as is lemembered, in the St. James. The I[Ut>aw had agreed to furnish'fine din Lg service; comparatively few mem bra of the club ‘fed’ at the St. James »d only the hardiest of these who fare indifferent as to their digestive tans, if not their lives. ipAs a matter of fact, wo were im jisrd on. We would not have re tained for a night under the roof of Kife St. J.ame.s but for patriotic rca p.his, Wo did not want to raise a row ; VI give excuse for our enemies to vjlte that there were differences be lt 7<en or among the Alabamians. Tito hotel took advantage of the situation. i (Continued on Page Nine) WOODROW WILSON MAY ESTABLISH NEW PRECEDENTS Closer Co-Operation Be tween Executive and Congress Desired VICE PRESIDENT MAY SIT WITH CABINET Incoming President and Vice President Both in Hearty Accord With Pro posed Legislative Policies. Pays Tribute to Marshall Trenton, N. J., February 27.—Two precedents looking toward a closer co operation between the executive and legislative branches of the government may be established under the admin istration of President Woodrow Wil son. The one would permit the vice president of the United States to sit for the first time in the cabinet coun cils of the President, and the other would find the chief executive fre quently at the capitol building, phys ically in closer touch with members of the House and Senate. Discussion of the latter innovation came to Mr. Wilson's attention today when a magazine article related that the President-elect had said he would spend some time daily in the Presi dent's room at the capitol, used hith erto only when the President signed or vetoejj eleventh hour acts of an ex piring Congress. Talk of the other change in presidential customs was re vived when former Governor Marshall of Indiana, the vice president-elect, visited Mr. Wilson today at the state i house. Legislative Policies Legislative policies, including the programme for the extra session, party pledges, the personnel of the cabinet and a number of intimate details of the coming administration were dis cussed after which tho announcement came from both men that they were in hearty accord. Tho President-elect paid high tribute to Mr. Marshall and said very frankly that his friendship and acquaintance with Mr. Marshall’s ability were such that he expected to consult him freely. Mr. Wilson did not say whether this close relationship with the vice presi dent might ultimately mean extending a seat, in the cabinet chamber to him. He indicated both with respect to this idea and to the one that he might ;• nU mum e of h'ir time at. the qji'jHtbl building that he would decide tilings of this kind after he reached Wash ington and was in a better position to determine tho expediency of such changes. "Wo went over the ground complete ly,” said the President-elect, discuss ing his long conference with Mr. Mar shall. “I asked him what impressions he got in the country at large as to the state of the people. We also talked of tho principles of tho party.” He paused and added with a laugh: To Compare Notes "We compared notes—or rather ig norances—as to what we personally are to do when w’e get to Washington as neither of us has had much experience there.” Mr. Wilson said he had not discussed with Mr. Marshall the prospect of hav ing him sit in the cabinet. He was asked whether Mr. Marshall frequently would be consulted on administration policies. "As a close and intimate friend,” an swered Mr. Wilson. ”1 would naturally consult him in such matter. Sonic of our vice presidents have been among the leading men of the country. Some have played a large ]>art in the nation’s af fairs. Mr. Marshall is very heartily in sympathy with me and wants to co operate in every possible way.” The President-elect said he had been anxious for a conference with Mr. Mar shall for some time, but he did not want to interrupt the vacation of the vice president-elect in Arizona. “I wanted Mr. Marshall to know,” added the President-elect, ‘‘just vvliat is in my mind. He has a very stimulating j way of putting things and speaks in the j vernacular so that you can get at ex-1 actly what he means.” Mr. Wilson referred also to the "un commonly generous support” that Mr. Marshall had given him ever since the Baltimore convention. Meeting Informal The meeting of the two standard bear ers of the democratic party was as in formal as it was inconspicuous. Few pep pie were at the state house today.' The governor really ended his work yes terday. The vice president-elect sat with the governor chatting and telling stories. When Mr. Marshall left the President-elect escorted him to the outer j door off the state house, a courtesy i which he has heretofore never extended to his visitors. Mr. Marshall had little to say. “Everything the governor said met with my approval/’ remarked Mr. Mar shall. “and I am in accord with every thing that he linally will propose to the people. He expressed his views to me, but I found they have been my views for years.” Democratic leaders discussed the report ed plan of Mr. Wilson to have the vice president sit with the cabinet with re luctance, though many seemed to favor it. “If President Wilson wishes to come to the capital and advise with Congress, he will be welcomed/’ said Senator O’Gor man. “The closer the President and Con- ! gress can get in the transaction of pub-] lie business, the better It will be,” said Senator Pomerene of Ohio. His expres (Continued on Pave Mine) GOVERNMENT PHYSICIANS CONFER WITH FREIDMANN , rCew Voik. February 77.—Physicians upresentlng the federal government con ferred today with Mr. Frederick F. Friedmann, tvho arrived here Tuesday, blinking his much discussed treatment for tuberculosis. Or. Friedmann lias »lvcn the government samples of Ills oul lre for testing. • ■ Or. Milton Foster, of the public health and marine hospital service, and Or. John 7'. Anderson, director, of the hygienic laboratory at Washington, were those Who called on the German physician. Dr. Foster said after the conference that no public statement would be made until after Dr. Anderson had made his report to Surgeon General Blue. He would not say whether Dr. Friedmann 1> d applied for the privilege of treating putients in the marine hospital and wheth er such supplication had been refused. Representatives for Dr. Friedmann an nounced that the original plan of putting the cure to a test through the treatment of patients would begin Saturday, when first treatments would be ready. Many loiters and messugos have been received from persons afflicted with tuberculosis appealing to Dr. Friedmann to permit them to become his patient* I READY FOR MR. TAFT I.............. 'SULZER ORDERS RUSSELL REMOVED FROM POSITION _............ NEW YORK EXECUTIVE DOES NOT WAIT FOR COMMITTEE’S REPORT — RESIGNATION OF RUSSELL FORESTALLS ACTION Albany. YFebruary ^7.—Wlllioiil wailing: for a reporl from hi* eoin mfllee of inquiry which lina been lu veniliifHiuK the Inleal Tluiw NcnmlHl, bovrinor Sqlrer today «eut a letter to ('ol, .lo.-iepb Scott, *0 fibrin • todfut of ntate prison*. dircctlUK the removal of l>r. John \V. KumkcII, superintendent of the Matteuwun slate hospital, where Itarr.i K. Thaw Is confined. Colonel Scott tonight said he had not yet received the letter. Action by'Colonel Scott was made un necessary. however, by the resignation of/ Dr. Russell, which was telephoned this afternoon from Matteawan. The resigna tion was accepted at once and Colonel Scott designated Dr. Roy L. Leak, first assistant physician at the hospital, to take charge of the institution tempo rarily. Sends Whitman Testimony The governor sent another letter to Charles S. Whitman, district attorney of New York, together with a copy of the testimony taken by tlie committee concerning the offer of $20,000 which Dr. Russell says win* made to him by John N. Anhut, a New Yrork law yer. If he would aid In releasing Thaw . The testimony also included Anhut’s de nial and his countercharge that Dr. Rus sell wanted to know ‘‘where ho came in” on the $23,000 which Anhut admits he received from an agent of Thaw as a ‘‘contingent retainer” to free Stanford White’s slayer. This information, the governor says, he expects the district at torney to lay before the grand Jury. A third letter, with a copy of the testi mony ' relating to the acts and proceed ing of John N. Anhut, counsellor at law, in relation to one Harry K. Thaw.” was directed to the grievance committee of the bar association of New York county, ••for such action in the premises, under the cireumslances, as you may deem proper.” Sorry of Resignation ‘‘l am sorry for that,” exclaimed the governor when lie learned that Dr. Rus sell's resignation had for stalled action b\ Colonel Scott. ‘ I wanted Russell thrown ont of office. 1 want it under stood that while 1 am governor I ant going to run down ever’ grafter in the state. I don't care who lie is or where he comes from ami who is behind him. And. we have got a lot of them." The committee will end its investigation of the Thaw scandal tomorrow. “I talked with Chairman Carlisle last night.'' said the governor, discussing tile committee’s decision not to bring Thaw to Albany to testify. Carlisle said he believed the rea son Thaw wanted to come to Albany was that Thaw was eutfning enough to believe that such a step would again taise the question of Ids sanity and permit him to sue out another writ of habeas corpus to determine ills mental condition. That is a door he may see, hut I do not. Whether Thaw does or does not testify T do not believe he will get out of the lunatic asylum while 1 am governor." Governor Sulzcr said Scott had offered his resignation, but lie had asked him not to leave. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Bankhead knows nothing of alleged suit against him. Wilson may establish new precedents. Sulzor orders Itussell removed. William Dorr found guilty. Committee reports on Mexican affairs. Situation in Mexico thought to be under control. 2— To establish southern headquarters of playgrounds here. U— HuntsjVjtfe worn fan has jewels stolen. 4—Editorial comment. 0—Judge Dane raps grand jury. Rev. Henry Edmunds to preach hei'e. Potlatch celebration to be held April 24 and 25. Freakish aidrni In Birmingham. t>- Society. 7— Sports. 8— inauguration is big money maker. 9— New government starts movement to investigate art. 11—Markets 14—W. S. Stallings to be secretary of local Y. M. C. «A. ■Ur-Wadhams reached city last night. WILLIAM DORR IS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER OF MARSH Jury Return4 YtyjHct After Two Hours’ Deliberation. Dorr Exhibits Little Emotion Salem, Mass., February 27.—'William A. Dorr of Stockton, * Cal., was found guilty today of the murder of George K. Marsh of Lynn. The jury was out two hours. The prisoner, when the court was about to charge' the jury, rose from his seat In his steel cage, and in a voice quivering cried out: *M have just a few words I would like to say, to reassert, what 1 have said 011 the stand. Although I am 4000 miles away from home, [ feel that this jury will do what is right.’* The body of Marsli, who was 77 years old, was found in the marshes near the boulevard in Lynn. April 12. 3812. He had been shot. Suspicion first fell on Dorr v.hen he returned to his home in Stork ton, Cal., after a hurried visit in the east. It was found he had masqueraded in Lynn as Willis A. Dow and so made the acquaintance of Marsh. The latter was not seen alive after he got into an automobile for a ride with Dorr the afternoon of April U last. In summing up District Attorney Atwdl said that the death of Marsh was a murder, deliberately planned by Dorr, who believed that with Marsh dead he would profit by a legacy which would revert to his aunt. Dorr heard the verdict in the first de gree with little display of emotion. His lace paled slightly, the muscles of Ids jaws tightened and his hands gripped the bar in front of the prisoner’s cage Then he sat down and after that appeared un concerned. Long: Wireless Message .Sable Island, X. Y., February J7.— .Steamer Celtk*. Liverpool for New Yorfe. in wireless communication with the Mar coni station here when 7d2 miles east of Sandy Hook at 4:25 p. m. Dock 7 p. m. Saturday. SAYS BRIBE OFFERED FOR THAW’S RELEASE 1 OR John w Russell w'Uiam\ O.A*« I Investigation tor alleged bribe of fered for release of Harry K. Thaw, who is confined in the Matteawan slate hospital, has created quite a stir in New York city. Covernor#Sulzer yesterday ordered Dr. John W. Russell removed from the position of superin tendent of the hospital aa a result of charges made against him during the ^investigation. ». F. Clark is secre tary of the Sulzer investigating com mittee. HOUSE AND SENATE RAPIDLY DISPOSE OF LEGISLATIVE BILLS Last Appropriation Measure Passed—Big Inroads on the Congested Legislation THE DAY IN CONGRESS. Senate: Met at 10 o’clock. Began debate on agricultural appro priation bill. Interstate commerce committee sub- 1 mitted report recommending changes ! in Sherman anti-trust law. House appropriation of $1,500,000 for i government exhibit at San Francisco fair. Passed sundry civil appropria tion bill carrying $120,000,000. Adjourned at 12 o’clock midnight until 10 a. m. Friday. House: Met at 11:30 o’clock. Republicans caucused and appoint^ ed a committee to call a caucus of republicans of next Congress to or ganize the minority. Passed general deficiency appropria tion bill, carrying $24,858,213. Adjourned at 7:03 p. m. until 10:;:o a. in. Friday. Washington, February 27. House and Senate today gave the annual appropria tion bills a vigorous push toward com pletion and made marked inroads upon a mass of legislative matter that has crowded the calendars of Congress. The last appropriation measure, the general deficiency bill, passed the House early in the day and that body has only con ference reports to act upon from now until adjournment. After a session lasting until 4 a. m. today the Senate reassembled at 10 o’clock and moved rapidly through the agricultural and the sundry civil appro priation measures. Tonight the legisla tive decks presented more of a “cleaned up” appearance than the congressional leaders had dared to hope for. Only two of the appropriation bills were finally prepared for the President up to an early hour this evening, as the ma jority of the measures rest in confer ence committees, which are rapidly ad justing the differences between the two houses. Fights over the public build ings, sundry civil and naval bills may force a crush of work at the end of the session next Week, a condition that wi|l be aggravated if President Taft car ries out his original purpose of vetoing the public buildings bill. The Senate had not acted on the naval or general deficiency hills today and a lively light was expected over tlie bat tleship question when the naval Dill comes up- It was expected tonight, however, tDat it would be possible to complete all of the bills, carrying the $1.000,(JCo o more of federal appropriations before ad journment next Tuesday unless the two houses become deadlocked in the con ference committees over some of the controverted matters. Adopt Lea's Amendment The Senate adopted an amendment to the sundry civil bill, proposed by Sen ator Kca of Tennessee, providing for a government exhibit at th»* National Conservation exposition to ho held at Knoxville, Tenn.. in the fall o:' this year. The amendment carries an ap propriation of $250,000 and provides for the administrative functions of govern ment and the educational value in con nection with the development of natu ral resources. The general deficiency appropriation bill carrying $24,658,245 passed th« House with practically no opposition. The measure supplies declencies in all j of the various appropriations for pi e ! vioua years, Including $15,100,000 for pensions. An item of $19,977 is carried jto provide for the commerce court for i the remainder of the present seul year. The House agreed to the Senate amendments to the diplomatic and con sular appropriation Mil. carrying ap prox! malady $4,000,000. ('Differences were asked on the rivets and harbors. Indian and public buildings appro priation bills 'I be House tonight disagreed to the Senate amendments to the postofee ap propriation bill and the measure was sent to conference. Pass Webb Bill Washington. February 27.—The Sen ate today passed Senator Webbs bill £IobUmcI vb rasa ****•>. Investigates Alleged Activ ity of Americans in Inciting Rebellion PARTIALITY SHOWN TO MADERO FORCES No Definite Conclusions Made b> t^e Committee in First Official He port on the Situation- Many Witnesses Vre examined --e ■ ' *A ■! Washington. JPtf> &i-Scnaftor Smith of Michigan raahr > f the Sen ate special comhiiUf V - • ' to inves tigate alleged act5 Uy Americans in inciting and aidinn M ; . els since 1910. tiklay presented to the Senate a huge volume of testimony t?>kcn dtmps the committee's bvanngs n the Mex ican border last full. Most of tlie testimony had been made public, but tlie official publication today placed it for the first time in the hands of senators. A volume of more than WO printed pages covers examination of more than ISO wit nesses. many of whom expressed the be lief that the United States had shown partiality toward the Madero forces; that the neutrality laws had been violated in their behalf, but strictly enforced against the Orosco forces when Madero came into power. No Conclusions Made The volume presented to the Senate contained no statement of conclusions or summary of the evidence by the com mittee. Many witnesses expressed belief that large American interests ('entering in the financial circles of New York hud aided the Madero forces. The committee is understood to he. seek ing further information on that point. Edward C. Houghton, manager of a big ranching and mining company in C*hl 'luiahua, told the committee that Salazar, one of the rebel leaders in the revolution of last year had told him, “That the American government had lined itself up with Madero und consequently in the alignment there would be no more guaran tees to foreign interests and Americans." Many witnesses declared that Ameri cans receivt?d less consideration in Mex ico than ottaei foreigners; that the Mex ican rebels openly taunted settlers; that the American government would not pro tect them. George A. Laird, manager of ti»e Canduluria Mining company at Ban Pedro testified that rebel leaders held that demonstrations against Americans were due to the belief tiiat the United States government would do nothing, and that they could do anythin;# they wished to American (iTtzens. Senator Smith asked the Senate to continue the work of his committee until next December. REBa AND FEDERAL * Battle Reported in Northern Portion of Mexico Yesterday Eagle Pass,. Tex., February 27. Loyal } ti oops from Latnpasos engaged the revo- j t ionary following of Governor Venus- ! llano Carranza of the slate of Coatiulla. near Monclova, 150 miles south of the bor der, this afternoon, according to advices received tonight. The dispatch related briefly that a battle was In progress and that the lighting was desperate, but did not say as to the number of men engaged or if either of the forces had gained an advantage. A dispatch from Cuatro Cienegas, near Monclova, reports that the rubber coin puny located there, controlled by German capital, has been forced to subscribe $5000 ! to the cause of maintaining constitutional i government in Mexico. The records of the i customs house and the branch of the Na- 1 tional bank at Piedras Negras were moved i secretly across the international boundary lasr night, and affairs of the two institu tions wore conducted on the I'nited State* j side of the border toda.v. While under arrest Governor Abra ham Gonzales of chihuahua, has is sued a proclamation calling on the people of the state to accept the Hu erta government. Ho. Is held by th military authorities at Chihuahua clt.v j on charges of sedition against ilv* | party in power at th© national capital. I Friends of the governor assert that! the proclamation v. a* forced. This wan'reported by passengers ar-| riving here tonight tr*u<i th*- state cap! , tal. where all was reppr’ed quiet. It also was said that Alberto Madero | uncle of the former president, lias e»- j caped from the prison. lie first hud token refuge iu the American consulate. The trial of Governor Gonzales Is said to he delayed. Assurances are given that he will not be killed tf convicted by the military courtmar t iu I sitting In t he case. Pezquicra Made Governor Tuscon. Aria.. February 27 —Antonio ! Pezquicra was formally mad© provis ional governor of Sonora at a meet ing today of the state congress at Hcrmosillo. Ignacio Bonillas, formerly named governor, retired in favor of Pc zq u I era Governor Mayterena, the ousted state executive has fled from the state capital ami is expected to cross the border. X-RAY CAUSES LOSS OF DOCTOR’S HAND i Kansas City, February 27.,—Dr. .1. N. Scott, one of the pioneers In the in troduction of the X-ray into America, today parted with his right hand as a result of Ills early experiment*. The hand was affected by exposure to the rays and was amputated above the wrist. Physician? say that nine of the pio neers in X-rav work have died from the effects of th“ early stages of ex perimentation with It. •Now, I'm all right, I fancy,” said l»r. Kcutt today after the operation.” “Certainly 1 shall continue to operate the ray, or at least to direct its use. Since we have learned to use it there 4i only small danger in its use.” THE SITUATION IN MEXICO THOUGHT TO BE UNDER CONTROL Troop Movement Southward Continues, Hut Prepara tion Thought Needless STATE OF SONORA STILL REBELIOUS Quiet Reigns Generally in Turbulent Republic — Provisional Govern ment Appears Strong—No Diplomatic Developments Washington, February 27,—Although the [ United States troop trains are steadily rolling southward converging on Galves ton, it was made evident today that the heart had gone out of the movement, under the influence of the growing con viction that the provisional government in Mexico is going to be able to main tain iteeif, which seemed <o be the gen eral tenor of the reports to the Mate de partment from its consul nr officers in Mexico. Neither the Mexican embassy here tor the state department lias heard any in formation from the Huerta government in Mexico City of its announced intention td send Senor Emilio Rabasa to the United States as ambassador to succeed Senor Calero, who resigned his post early this year. This circumstance creates no surprise as the present administration is on the eve of retirement and it la taken for granted that if President Huerta baa decided to send Senor Rahasa here he will make inquiry later to ascertain if hi* representative is persona grata to the administration with which he will have to deal. Sonora Still Kebclioun Although quiet reigns in Sonora that slate has given notice that it will not recognize the liucrta regime until it has demonstrated Its ability to control the situation throughout the republic. The governor of Sonora, who has that state under full control, was ordered by the state congress to notify the federal cap ital that for the present Sonora will re main a spectator and when a government is established aud the state government is officially notified, it will recognise the new order. As the diplomatic blanch of the gov ernment lias settled down to an attitude Of quiet observation of developments iu the rout hern republb. With little expecta tion of requiring the hoi vices of the army, except for the purpose of a border patrol, to Intercept fugitive bands or , raiders crossing tlie line, the wai de partment officials have turned their at tention to the academic value of tile e;. j pertnent in mobilization of the army. Already they are planning some prac tice marches, perhaps from Galveston a-t far inland os Leon Springs, Tex., and the strategists of the war college hi e seized with avidity upon this opportuni t> practically to test their theories of the brigade formation. The navy, too, is falling back into its old peace r>u i tine, as evidenced by the resumption by the captains of the battleships stationed In Mexican waters of their periodic tar get practice. # 2000 Refugees Reported Brig. (Jen. Tankar If. Bliss, in reporting 1 he dispatch of Troop D of the Fourteenth tax airy from Fort « lark to Eaglo pass for temporary field duty, sa\f> that moxc ment will not interfere with the concen - tration of the Fourteenth, If ordered. Ho says there arc about ’J000 refugees at Eagle Baas. Consul General Shanklin reports from Mexico City that the following arc safe; Mrs. M. Alper, Mrs. Pearl K. Haines. Joseph P. O'Brien and Mr. and Mrs. Oli ver W. Bird; Waldemar lJndgren and Mrs. Meredith. Now’ that the threatened revolt of Gov ernor Carranza of Ooahuila has actually taken form, the military authorities here have concluded that it is yet too early to carry out their plans for any consid erable reduction of the American mili tary force on the Mexican border. Sec retary Stimson has assured the Senate committee on foreign relations that no precaution has been neglected to prevent the entry into Texas of Mexican raiders, and if necessary some of the troops now gathering at Galveston to make up the second division will be temporarily divert ed to Texas patrol duty, if reports of American officers oil the boundary ami the Mexican consults in the border state* of Mexico show necessity for such ac tion. Steever lo Retire Brig. (Jen. E. Z. Steever, commanding the Second brigade of the cavalry divi* sion. with• headquarters at Fort Bl.*-. Tex., has Ween ordered before a retim 4 board on account of his eyesight. Col* \V. E. Wilbur of the Fifth cavalry, senior officer, will be In temporary charge of the brigade. A telegram appealing for protection fox Glvil Governor Gonzales was received by .Senator Fall from J. M. Follenabee. an American, having large Interests. Gon zales has been supplanted by General Hi bago. acting as military governor uipier authority of President Huerta. The tel egram to Senator Fall says: ••Abraham Gonzales in gr&ve&i danger. Please do all you can for him." Senator Fall said lie would make no representations to the state department, but appealed to the press. MANY APPLY FOR I TUBERCULOSIS CURE Washington, February 27.—Surgeon General Blue of the public health serv ice*. has been so deluged with requests from sufferers of pulmonary tubercu losis for permission to offer themselves as subjects for tests uf Dr. Friedmann’s tuberculosis vaccine, that he today trade an official announcement that under no circumstances would the pub lic health service give the vaccine to any one until it had been tested In tho government’s hygienic laboratory here. Director John F. Anderson of the, laboratory, went to New York today t*» get the cultures Dh Friedmann has | turned over to the public health seiv j Ice for laboratory teats. Heavy Foe in New York | New York, February if?.—The heaviest j fug of ttie year lev ked Uie entrance o I I hr harbor during the greater jiart of | the day. oft Sandv Hook a fleet of ' lir.Hk lav at anchor waiting for tit, atathyr tu clear.