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Crowd Breaks Into Uproar When
Hinrichs Denounces Commissioner
Williams as Attorney for B.R.T.
200 REFUGEES IN THE U S. EMBASSY;
AMERICAN CLUB STRUCK BY SHELL
Centre of City of Mexico
Wrecked in Artillery Duel
And the Men Behind Guns
Many Bullets Fired by the Rebels
Fall in the U. S. Embassy Grounds
While the Entire City Is Shaken
and Buildings Are Wrecked by
the Terrific Cannonading on
GUIDED BY SULZER,
10 AID HUMANITY
The new subway contracts were fh subject of a hearing heforo the
Hie Service Commission In the Council Chamber of City Hall this after-
The big room wus Jammed to Its uttermost capacity. Long lines of
Bareons anxious to enter were curled around through the halls and thl Htair
waya of the building, regulated by a siiuad of policemen under Inspector
Daly, who at 2 o'clock was compelled to send lor reinforcements. Bight
men arrived from Greenwich street station on the double quick, In c -barge
Of Lieut. Aiken.
The call for reinforcements followed the declaration of I. W. Hinrichs
of Brooklyn, who charged that Commissioner Williams was disqualified to
it in Judgment on the contracts in behalf of the city because at one time
ha had represented the Brooklyn Kapld Transit Railroad Company as an
attorney, and had received a retainer from that company.
Thl. prior tn the appointment oM
Mr. Williams as a member .)f tlx- Public
ervlrr CuiHulmlon. Mr. lllnrlcb de
clared that n question of positive bias
ntered Into the situation In connection
With (onrmlssloner Williams.
The utterance of Mr. lllnrtchs started
an uproar. Chairman Mcl'ull's Bevel
was at first InaffaOtivi in quelling 'l'e
iboutiiiK. ohearlni and sat calls which
aroa-. Mr. WHllami rjonwaanded Uanea
for a brli f "Pace and. partly arf ing
from till scat, pub- and nervous, he
W4NVad Ins right arm and shouted: ' Let
them go on I Let them go on!" Then
the croud broke out afresh and Chair
man Mi 'all with dl Scully compelled
POLICE 8ENT TO PICKET DUTY
The police went amonk' the spc- tators
and Stationed then elves In the quar
tern of Mm room arhtnet the greater
volume of noise had emanated.
PfMldont Mltaha! of the Hoard of
Aldermen aald he wits anx ous to be I
I heard, ;,ut had an Important hearing in I
his own offlce regarding the regulation
Of tralflc on Eleventh awn ic Chair
man MoCall said that It was the wish
at ihe Commission to and the hearing
tm on- and that time wcitld be held I r
Clarence J. Ml tarn acted as Hoof
manager for tiiose proteatlM against
the contracts. Ha Introdu ed F, V
Htnrlvha, a member of the citiaona'
Union, n the ni-st speaker. It al onee
asrsTir apparent thai violent feellnas
Were 1 .k- In the audience Mr. Ilin-
rlohs' oat'iurst against WlUUUni acted
like a match applied to oll-aoaltad
kindlings, and the uproar broke forth
and continued until the arrival of Ihe
extra police and tlie order to station
tbem In the crowd.
The appearance of their uniforms and
the sound of their angr growla
aaemed to have a sedative effect.
Magistrate 'Hylan, representing; tlie
Allied Hoard of Trade of Brooklyn,
and ail vucntiiig letter facilities for
Brooklyn, w patiently heard.
Many parsons In ih- audience had bli
janU like t lis:
J tiijcckv OP the arii-'imiNU i
BIO THE COKTatACTB."
Wants to Be Useful and
Chooses Agriculture as Field
for Helping Others.
Siveral husky individuals sat well I
the front, holding these cards up to the
constant view of the members of the
Mr. Hhearn followed Uaglitrate Hylan.
tvien he mentioned Prsaldent Mltehel'i
name he was loudly applauded, and
again when hi said that eiuondntcnti of.
two Items in the contracts alont tut 1
save 110,000,900 to the city, There were
also "boas' and ttOOtl front the more
densely pi kid parti of thl room. Mr.
B'nearn at las- apptaled 10 Caalrman
"I think, Ur Chairman." ho said,
"that we could make iiettir time if
we left out tin a. plaua and the con
trariwise igprealoni of opinion," (Jeers
and hoots from the I'rc-wdad uorneps.l
Chairman MoCall Jumped to hli feat
"That is a perfeoily good suggestion."
aM the Chairman, "There win ue no
more Interruption, up ak, r-, will be
aaked questions and will anawir them
at ehe conclusion of their remarke."
'Sir. tlhearu urged m attempt to try
the marketing ol subway band! Ill the
public market, - if as could market
ALBANY, Fab. 13. Vincent Ajttor has
selected the field of agriculture for aid
ing humanity. He has so informed liov.
uUer, wao lo-duy announced he had
appointed Mr. Aitor to head a delega
tion which will represent New York
:tate al the meeting of the Ueneral As
sembly of the Intern it unal Institute of
Agriculture, to bo held in Home, Italy,
next May. The delegation also will la
vaatlgatl European systems of agri
The other delegatus are; William C.
BrOWMi l'resident of the New York
Central company. Benjamin voaii
um, pVederlck n. Allan and Henry
Morgan thau jr., New lorfci Hillott u.
Morrll, Sodus, and J. William Kunliury,
Hast:. Tin- delegatc-i t rpoct to nail for
Naples on April -"8 and will t re
culvetl by the King and gueen of Italy
on May 10.
Uov. Hulser said Vincent Astor re
cently asked him for his advice on
how to he a useful man. Various plans
were dlSOUSSed, InolUdlOg thl naval
militia, but the 1'OUng man selected
agriculture Us tid the Ooveraor he
would uk the Astor farm at Rhine
ojlin f-.r iclenttnt and egperlmmlal
purposes with a view to banefltlng tin
farmers of tho country.
IN THE HOTEL EMPIRE;
FAILS TO END LIFE.
tCaattausd on fourth Fsae )
A woman wao gave the n in.
Emily Mac.nct and hfe" address M N"
: HI West One llundn d md 9 ond street
attempted Ittloldl this afternoon hy tak
! lag poison In the Hetsl Empire. Hlxty
! third street nnd Broadway, Bbl was
removed to Belli . ic Hospital, a pria
The woman registered at the hotel an
Koh. 10. A mis- eugi r b-iy with a tele
I gram addrsMed to her was seal to her
room thi aftarnooni Hi i.mr.ei on
I the dour and heard groins.
I Hotel attaches found the woman Un
conaeloua Tracstt of polion wen ivl
dent and an ambUlaUM was sailed,
. The City l;r. t iry gives No. 2IU West
OIK Handled a ll. I Se, ami street ;, th
raaidanci of nr. John J, Maaner,
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W MOBS THREATEN AMERICANS
i SWi AT FOUR POINTS' IN MEXICO
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Solid Shot Pierce the Walls of the
Hotel Jardin, Filled With Wom
en and Children Thousands of
Mexican Families Are in Danger,
but Most of the Americans
GRAND WH AT SICK-BED
HEARS WALSH'S TESTIMONY
An unprecedented it 9 in grand
jury pine dure was taken to-day by
the Extraordinary c.iumi Jury in-.
Inspector Diiinls Sweeney. This
Ittp Wad made necessary by the pre-
earloui stute of rupt. Walah'a health!
ireatiiatlni poUce graft, when that!'10""1' xi th h" "v,'r le
body vcu. nom the Crlmlna auru lfl M :(ur "' ,n" (!l'aml Jur roo:" at
Building to the home of Capt. Thomas.
W, Walab, H So, 1918 Hadlaon avo-l
uue, to take his ti.-dtluiuny agaloit
(Oontlnued on pturth rag.-.)
FOR RACINO SEE PAGE 6.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 13. The forces of Madero and Diaz still fight on in the ruins of the heart of the city.
Neither side seems to have gained an advantage, though hundreds of shells and thousands of rapiMire cartridges have
been fired during the course of the day's insensate fighting.
The Red Cross has tended to 2.000 wounded in three days' fighting.
A messenger, bearing despatches from Ambassador Wilson for filing, has arrived at the cable office after having traversed
: the whole of the shell-swept zone unhurt. He says that though bullets have fallen in the yara ot tne American Legation all the
refugees there are unnurt.
Shrapnel from Diaz's heavy power j;uiis are burstin; over outlying
sections of the city hitherto unhurt in ihe two days' bombardment. Diaz
succeeded during the night in hilling sharpshooters on the roofs of houses
in the American colony, sunt distance away from his stronghold in the
Arsenal. To-day they repulsed a detachment of Federals riding unsus
pectinx in from Ctuputtepec.
BRITISH LEGATION UNDER FIRE.
The British legation fc been under fire almost constantly all day ;
first because of the planting rf Federal artillery before it and latterly by
the fire of Diaz's sharpshooters, picking off the Federal gunners.
.Shortly after noon a shrapnel shell form the I Mas baterlea
penetrated the wall of the American Clan on the Calle Indepcnd-
earta. Just around th- corner front the the I alle Nan Jaaa de
It burst in the library, completely wrecking that room and doing
damage to adjacent rooms on that floor. Handsome oil paintings of
Washington, I incoln and President Tail hanging on the walls were ripped
to shreds by the shrapnel bullets.
No one was in the club when the shell burst, and consequently no
loss of life was entailed. Hut within five minutes two non-combatants
were killed on t lie sidewalk in front of the club.
These events occurred during a tierce bombardment of the National
Palace by Diaz's heaviest guns.
SHOT PIERCES WALL OF HOTEL.
A minute or so after the explosion of the shell in the American Club
a solid shot bored its way through the heavy walls of the Hotel Jardin
at the C3Uk Indepeudencia and the Calle San Juan de Letran, a few
doors away. Women and children were huddled in the great patio of the
hotel praying when the solid shot caved in one comer of the building
and fell harmlessly among them.
The mad battle in the heart of a half-deserted city still continues with
unabated fury and, seemingly, without advantage to either side.
Up to noon, when the shells of the contending forces had torn their
way through the heart of the city for four hours, nothing like a decisive
rpcnrt h-i A hn idiievMt cither hv the l-c.lcr ik , ,r the rlwk It hi, I I
1 ' nrartic.illv an .irtillerv duel, although ofcisinnallv small arm fire nlavsuf
vicious part in the battle.
The swift and crushing action promised by the C-overnment was not
realized. On the contrary, the fighting w as of a monotonous regularity,
the Federal troops slowly pounding the rebel position and endeavoring
to silence Dia's guns In order that the final charge might be made with
less of sacrifice of life. To this the rebels replied with a steady fire, but
tivy were more chary in throwing away their ammunition and appeared
to take better aim than ever.
BOTH SIDES RELY OS Bid QUN8,
The first really sharp imatl arm ftttfagdmral occurred at lull past to,
when the Federal forces moved into range. The infantry fighting lasted
only a few minutes and was succeeded In a more intense cannonade from
I lie rebels at the Arsenal.
No scrl."U kltampi hatl been iiuulc nil II HU to rush the fortifier I Inns of
ihe rebate, tui UeS, ilucrta had dispatched from the vicinity ot '.he National
PalfsCe a considerably force ot Federal cavalry.
The cauuon.iUe then 1 ist most of Its VlfJOttMNt and It seemed the
rebuts were OMMfVtll ihelr fire, although they continued to throw shells
toward the l'alaee. One I'ederal battery kepi steadily in action at the
now waging in Mexico city could ul"n's Htu lm on tha Pmm RtfofflM and another on Ban Jiun 'ie Letrau
t:t Ion. but thai the rep'ift of overt i 'r,'l-
rain of SHRAPNEL OA CAULi: OFFICE,
lletaoen : und It) o'clock shrapnel Ironi htrstlnR shells In the calle San
Kranclico rained upon the steel shutters of the .n'jk- oRlce, wherein the
BOrTnepOBdenU ere llltng tuelr nccountj of the battlo. The manager
thought serit u. ly of closing dOVB tiie OaVa to protect his operator!, but
wai prevailed upon by the corresiMiudcuta to remain open, even under lire.
There is no way of getting news out of this uiad city except by the two wires
connecting the office here with the cable end in Vera Ciua.
In spite of the fact that many ot the women and children tm Utu
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. The rapid iprtad ol an anti-American
lentlment and violent demonstration! against Americans in various parts
of Mexico add a new and disquieting element to the perilous Mexican sit
uation confronting the Government.
it ha bean held during the tail few days, thai the Incidental injury to
or killing of Anafieani during the battl
not eonitltdtl sufficient canst- for interv
acts directed with intent agalnil Kb would iii lug tie- Deceaalty for
intervention miuarclv before the l're-.li(iii and d ntesx.
From four points in Bteateo I cruiser I'envi cabled 10 t ..- Suvj le
caaue to-day reports of (Uroct as
saults up. m Amsncsns or of
thrsats, which hv mad tl.su
tear for thtlr lives.
Caet Th .ma'. WaabUiaton ot Hi
I orulser Penver eabtad to t
I psrlmeni details ol lbs att iek yeeter
. day bj a nab upon Burgeon Oanurea
land Rnsign Qutbrli et the Denver at
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