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THE BIRMINGHAM AGr^ HERALD
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.

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