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?SILiJTi ..JVERING HIS EULOGY OF VERA CRUZ HEROES.
Arrows Indicate President Wilson and Mayor Mitchel. Photographed by a Tribune Staff Photographer.
F?LL HONORS TO
ENLISTED MEN WHO
President and Governor, Mayor and Digni?
taries Join in Solemn Tribute to Dead
Sailors and Marines.
HEROES TREATED AS ADMIRALS
Bella Toll, Flags Flutter at Half-Staff and Throngs Bare
Heads in Reverence as Procession Passes
rhrough the Streets.
Glorious in death, because in the eyes of their commander-in
chief. the President of the United States, they died in Mexico for
mankind, in a war of service rather than aggression, seventeen youth-1
ful Americans who fell at Vera Cruz were given the highest funeral
honors in the nation yesterday.
Before the rifles of their comrades volleyed over them and "Taps"
rang out the President, gazing sorrowfully down on their flower
strewn caskets, his voice breaking with emotion, envied them their
heroic end and prayed he might die as nobly and unafraid.
Because they died for idealism, for the sake of peace and to serve
others, they were accorded honors far and beyond their rank. They
were enlisted men?clean-cut, young bluejackets and trim marines,
no different from their living comrades standing in solid ranks around
their caskets?but if they had been seventeen admirals, in gold lace
and the panoply of high office, no higher honors could have been
given them by their country.
From the time their caskets were taken ashore from the cruiser
Montana to the Battery, where swarms of gold-braided officers,
whose slightest nod ten days ago was their command, were lined
up to receive them, to the last bugle note over them in the navy yard
i ...-.-,. all* crrrntest of all bv reason of their sacrifice.
the acaa weit u? &
in solemn gvoosMtans] march, w
the }?.. ? ,f tho Unltsd Btsteo Im
liif? tho mourners, thsy srsrs ?
In red. their bosdo to do UsSBO I
The? first Indlcstlon ot *
t Bsttsry s fsw rnlnnl
march wus to bei?in.
rp and Ohtill cams? I fp
froni n bucle lustfintly the I
Thouirh it wso not ] rod, th?
? ?? ?
ilint alune. Bo ha I
? ? ? tho Si
? - n ? '
officers dsshed sboul raining thel
l i? i-s, ?ml sn instant Ister tl
and a So
Tho Pr?sident '
t ? '
The wisdom of tho B
In letting it bo olrculsted that th?
I not the
- snd mad.
Ins coming tho '
it was snnounced he wo i
he would n? t, snd ??
Hlfl ? was
: monstrstlon In I
to him, bat i '
? hsrd, snd ; it ion,
rsdl of ? ?t< rs"
?? no toj '
i ? ir perilous psrcl
them shout? d, "Hurrah
er Joit'iil In, ?Hoi '
hKndclapplrig snd ehseiing from .
tied baton to the pa.iked sldewslks, nnd
Hu- Brst ovstloo of ti"- routs was on.
sly ths Pr?sidant ball returned
it xvith 11 nod, hoping to quell it a.s out
of keeping with the solemnity of his
,. it grew along ths Una, i
I ontinned on [mge I, column 4
This Mornings \e\vs.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION.
Nation Honora Vers Crus Heroes. 1
Hi dtatlon. l
i. m | ? Parka. l
I i tghting , ? ' . '. ?5
.-Ink to l'nsu*.4
I utile. ... 6
Hocker Defence Blames Gambiern.. i
i amlly i >ead in Fire He Poughl. 1
i,; w ,? ifkin t., Taatlf;. g
"Globe" In Coi i ined 11.000.... g
Mayo Dies at Waldorf. 9
? 1 . : ??'?'. ' "? 't. I -11
M.dlen and I '. 5
aw ': ? k System.11
an Claacy 1 a I. 18
K ?,?: Opera .... g
- w m Big \ Ictory. . n
Woman's Vai . 7
Socit ' y . 9
' ?: . U
12 and 13
.1 und Markets.... 14V, 15 ;0
Real i.i -, . l?
Court ? ?I a. Fire Dept.. .17 ,
INDIANS KILL EXPLORERS
Unconfirmed Rumor About
Baron Norden skjeld's Party.
Vienna, Mav il. A Btjniaa news?
paper to-day prlnta an unconfirmed
minor thai lbs tnanban of tha aantor?
!np party of Baron Nordanskjold, a eon
of tha aaunona ?Vrctlc explorer have !
f?llen il tnis to the Indiana 'n Booth
Tha last r-rport rpceivrrl corr-emlnc?
Baron Nordenakjold ? ? came
in a dlapatch to Stockholm Mar h it;
Tho dlapatch aras datad }'.?!? m,
Brazil, and i I Nord? .".skjold's
companion. Johaberg, had born killed.
The way in which Johnl^n? mot death
? ot Ftated.
KIS FAMILY DEAD
IN FIRE HE FOUGHT
Fireman Called by Alarm
to Own Home Thought
Wife and Children Safe.
Bdn art Knrif, with three other
member.?! of a volunteer fire company,
? !>d last evening to the alann of
a Bra, Whli b he found to be In his own
home in Pearl River, Rockland Coontr.
\\e arorked calmly at the aide of his
feHow Bra-ftghtera, not knowing that
his wife arid two children were tteing;
burn??] to ?bath in the house.
Kreger was working ai the Pexter
.folder v>> tory aa u machlnlat when a
wh:st!e was blown to announce that
?as a fire in the town, lie turn?
ed out with three other member? of
I f-eiMor Volunteer r.nirlne ?'iim
pany, and helped to stretch a hose to ,
bll own home, a two-story frame build
in?;, just back of the inrpe borne of his
A woman Informed him that his wife
and children were safe, and It was said
that frini that moment Kreper was
? level*head< l ?if the small en?
tin? fought the llames
ne front of th bouse, and ?
1 . ontrol i'\? r thai part of the
except for a band
bed in and
win ?i tin- heavy work at
over, 11 again
In the rear. The
art il th? ir ? ! with?
in an hour ar? n i ongimtu] I
f.th? r thai th. \ bad saved al I? .ist tha
i ? rt of the I ouae.
? ? i boma in
? ? ^. cond Boor tha
of Mrs. Kreger and Clifford, a
pair a ? ,l tne
bed. The mother*a arm w.<^ firmly
both imrneii beyond reoognltloa
When Kreger nan called he braced
arith tha ana hoi ? that Ellaa?
PYantie ha ran throne i
? malnlng rooms In search for the
tl ind bar, ti"i
. ? ? bad l
r air. Tha
flremai found his
of the tire la being inve?tu
Bo fai d"t"rminoJ
found was prob
TO RELEASE SILLIMAN
decid? ? relea? .lohn U BOlbnan,
I I brin?*
He wl the dis] sal of
OB, which agrees
to see that he lanvefl tha republic. ?
"GAMELERS DID IT"
Counsel Will Try to Prove
Murder Due to Feud That
Didn't Include Him.
I Whitman Opens Prosecution with 1
Opponent Fighting Every Step
?Newspaper Men Fined.
The BBjoplsrS ess* arns wsjO an 1st wnjf
yesterday nt the adjournment gf court
? In the se, i,ml trial of Charles Kerker,
i who la ch.-in-fl xvith the murder of
Herman Kosen thai. The two men
needed to fill the Jury box were ob-1
talned SStiy In the saaadon; I>istrict,
Attorney Whitman had delivered his j
opening Sddreas to the jury ami the
rasosseutton had dlapsssd of Has wit
? ? ' ? ;
JUStlOS 1 ? b rjf heard the motions of
Martin T. Ifsnton. COttnssI for the de?
fence, for u . hangs "f rsnus sad a mis?
trial on H.' gro ind that (he prema*
tnrS pubtt ':? D Of IPS DlstriCl Attor?
ney's 01 ' i -s on Saturday
prajudicad ths defendanfa caaa and
denied th.m. Ths argument ama not
made In open court, but In the Judge's
chain),en-'. District Attorney Whitman
vigorously i ; po ? d ths motions.
Henry J. '?'? ; ght, idltor; Ocorga I.
Hughes, City 'ditor, and l'hurles T.
Brodhssd, re?'lier, Of "ThS OtOteS/*
appeared before .In-the Seabury In
contempt proceeding? St the adjourn-,
ment of court. Jostles Beslwry id- i
Judged each respondent In contemnt,
as well a? IhS eoTPOimtlOO which pub?
lishes the paper, and imposed lines of
|260 to sscn lostsnt?s, or s total of
$1,000, John B. BtanchftaM spi
as counsel for "The Globe." Hla plea
that the publlcatlOfl In advance of Mr.
Whitman's address had I.m "an hon
ast mistake" was unavailing.
New Defence Resembles Old.
The cro?.?-eMiin;riatlon of Fome of the
? copi.'s niti ' - '?>' Mr. Ifsnton
;,.,,,. | to 11 on the line the defence
Will follow. II ST*?? ixi,lent that
Ilecker's new counsel Intends to run
pretty close to the old defence at the
first trial and try to phew that tho
murder of Roseothsl wsa the result of
a ajeunUers' fend, without ths guiding
bond of t1'''' '''? fendant Tha utterance
v,.ir. drawn thai 'he Mame for th? ac?
tual ahootrng, as before, would te
placed 00 'l'.i :? :~'i--" Webber and Har.-v
Vailon, instead i f ths four Kunraen who
have ;i;,. n ? secutad for x\ leid?
inir, the IWV1
The (?ef. i ? | . ared at the very
opehing of ? the lnten
t;,,n of COnt ? ? r- ifep of the
aray. Mr. MantOO frequently lnter
r ,, |as] the Dlstl I Atiorri.-y during the
opening addp SS, to make objection to
his most p lements of WhSt
ths pa '!e Intended to prove. Some of
? . ?. ere sustained, but for;
? r.. overruled and
th,. , v . iefenee noted on
,, ,. ,, , . i;, ker*a ISwyatS evidently
did not Intend to overtook anything for
h mipht turn out to
afford them a peint on appeal in the
Ti,,. ],lat? - ittorney wns unruffied '
,.. .;,,. ;:.' ? ? II" drOSS "!"?? .; 1
on an unswerving course, hurling one
St the Jury with
. . , barn, tertsl r lajajn I ? n-.iction. ?
-;>- diasnat?sed ths story of the
. plot, with its shifting i
up to a grand climax when he pointed
his finger at BeckST and dot?
bin as the arch conspirator in the
.jt ,s i Itood that every
Continued on n?*e S. efllumn 8
BLAST ON LIMER KILLS ONE
Seven Hurt by Explosion on
Norfolk. Va.. MSJ 1 1 \ti ? : ;
In th" i nglne room on tho i ?Id Ik>
minion itssmshlp Jol . on lute to
r.'.ght csnssd tho destl n and ,
serious Injury to SSTSn Others, accord-'
ing to mesgre report! received here.
The dc.nl man
Chief i '?. er Portlock .1 rui s:v other
members of the ? ? . were
Tho txpl? ' ' ' 1^:30
o'clock to-nir:ht while tho J' fferaon
WSl < B n ni' I N( '?' Fork from this
port. She should have been .?=? rersl
mil? s oatslde t!io Vir/ SB, bit
last reporto received i oho ?a
snehored Ot? mllos In ?'?? the COpas?
A wrecking tOg ha." fci.To to the JOt'
fen-'on - ??. and v. ill tow her
BURN U.S. SOLDIER1
Fate of Samuel Parks, Who
Entered Lines While
By Richard Harding Davis.
Vera Oruz, May 11 I'iv? .lays apo
Samuel Parka a private, while of un?
sound mind, rode <:i a horse belonging
to Colon? 1 Tsggsrt Into t? ? 1
lineo anil did not return. Various ox?
pUnatlons n lisspp? w?
ni.i e. i waa at that time on Um way to
Mexico City .uni did not know t)i<? man
was missing, but a smry told to me In
Mexico City mskss mo believe that [I
can explain why Park* has not r?
What follows waa told to me hy a
man who got it from the Issl man who
saw Parka alive, Por 11.?? r own
I cannot glvo the names of my Inform?
ants, but thejr arc knosm to mo snd
1 csn vou? h tor their : lllty.
At Tembladora, throe .1 es outsi?le
of nur lines, Parka was seen by five
afextesn regulara In uniform ami
mounted. From the : ,f the
Mexicana struck him m tl oi
tho spins with the butt of his rifl*
Parks fell from and was
in.und snd sil hi r rode ".r
to w ilk to T? leris, 1
major and twenty soldiers
foreign? 1 B for a train to Mex?
ico <'ity. ' ?!.- at these!
The major, ? '?-? d forks, still I
on tin- Boor "f a hut,
th- door and told my Informant hi? In?
tended ? inris?*. Mv
informant I I bs tried <
msjor, ' '. ?nd
he threstened mi . which ho
gives as a reason whi not 1
with Parka, but In passing the r of
the hut be to..'. Parka be aras to dis
The second tita- my informant p
the door Parka asid: "i
?' .I'd ti;'..- i.o ?
Parka said Tall the 1 f the
At daybresk the msjor heckoned
Parka out, and a Ith 1 1 him
to a woods 'iy in?
formant says Psrkd ami : and look??d
meaningly at hir.i as though to remind
him to deliver the message, n
the bi-aring of Parks s I thSI
he coui I not r I m dio, and
ram dnsd a: the hut ? 1
: i, snd In t<
heard i I and I? re?
turning told him Parks w.t.s klllad,
dying instantly, ?.'. I ma to
fonotal the rs po irtntr ksro*
ring to cremate it.
It la ad.!- ' : n hy
I*nrks was sent 1
sn? M-. ' ?'? ""?"?
and from '.. of my informant
1 bettsve it Is tl
Harvard or Oxfo- d s Shell
rcu.'.d I ...er.er s,
R. H. DAVIS TELLS
STORY OF ARREST
BY HUERTA'S POLICE
Tribune's War Correspondent Seized as He
Stepped from Tram in Mexico City
by Secret Service Men.
OTHER NEWSPAPER MEN THRUST IN JAIL
People of Capital Believe Their Nation Is at War
with the United States, Despite Wilsons
Declaration to the Contrary.
By RICHARD HARDING DAVIS.
Vera Cruz, May 11.?In spite of appearances to the cont
Americans know that with Mexico they are not at war; they know
the mediators are at work and peace reigns; they know anv Mext< <
can travel as freely through the United States as any Englishma
Swede; they know if he ^ays "I am a Mexican," they will rt
"Welcome to our city," but the Mexican does not know that; 1'
mind cannot grasp the nice distinctions between occupying his
ritory and invading it.
His chief seaport has been captured by bullet and shell, his ?
toms duties seized, his postoffice confiscated, his supplies ot 1 /?
stopped so completely that up at Mexico City he goes to bed hun
and his fellow countrymen have been killed, and he does not know
that that is not war. It is like the man who said, "Why run (roa
that dog? Don't you know a barking dog doesn't bite?"
"Yes," says the other man. "I know that, you know that, but
the dcg does not know that."
The Mexican does not know that peace smiles. I have
travelled to Mexico City, and by order of the police have returnei!
and during the two days going and two days returning and the
the police allowed me to remain in the city I did not meet with a
single Mexican, including General Maas, who did not think his peo?
ple and mine were at war, and they not only think that way but act
From refugees I bad heard th
- look ..n : . ???Ill b)
ea \\ ith - ;?.' Ion. T< hnlcall)
pi f? in
derated and I
from ? him.
Win ti i ? ?
trip In 1
\. ra ?
-, ? li
n'.i tu ' - blame ' ila I |ua1
w III ?i ?? ?rhen w> de? Lara ???
Tin- .. lia t i?
rt tOUlial and entJtl? 1 t.. ; !
? and friend of tha trail
and Can ? d that dif:'
If :i?..!ly war Is d<
\\:!l r in t ? hly.
V. !.? B, M M 7, I " .
train arara at? dl
|h a Bul] '
? ? ? ? . ?
? rr The 1
id Loi I
? ad by
i the tra.B. la
in commsnd "i t ? r.d un -
an orderly, h on 01 -
? ' <?r
i ret un
wars Ind ring
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? ..iHuiiir.i i.n pram