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VOL. LXXXI.-NO. 210.
NEW YORK, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1914. Copyright, 1014. by the Sun Printing and Publishing Association.' 90 PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILSON TRIES TO
EASE THE STRIFE
He Seeks to Silence Reports
of Factionalism in
TO F011GIVE AND FORGET
His Conciliatory Words Fail,
However, to Remove
SPEECHES STIR THE HOUSE
Knowliind of California Asks if
Hepenl Hill Has dela
tion to Hucrtu.
President Wilson and his advisers are
trying to silence reports that factional
ism 1 rampant among the Democrats
In Congress . tho result of the canal
Statements were made, at the White
Houv yesterday that the Iresldent hnd
bo Intention of making reprisals on those
party leaders who are fighting the re
He will forgive and then forget.
In rpltc of the conciliatory statements
the Administration loaders show bitter
resentment against Speaker Clark.
The cap-1 tolls question was debated
both In the House nnd Senate yesterday.
In the loner chamber Representative,
Glllett of Massachusetts, a Republican,
' who is supporting tho repeal bill, as
nlled the foreign policy of thn Gov
ernment as being heedless of consc-
Kepresetilullw Stevens eif Minnesota,
another Republican supporter of the
Nil declared for equality of treatment
in respect of tho canal tolls as being a
truly American policy.
Ilepresentatl-e KnowianJ of Cali
fornia, a Republican opponent of the
Pleasure, Intimated that the repeal bill
. was the price the President offered to
pay Great Britain for her support in the
WILSON WORKS FOR PEACE.
He Wilt No I Make llrprlaals oi Op
Wasiiinoton-, March 2S. An effort is
belli mad? by President Wilson and his '
advucM to silence repdrts that factional-
lam is running rampant among the Demo- I
critic leaders in Congristl an a result of
the row kicked un hv stwker t-i.rw ... I
tht Panama Canal tolls b.ll.
At the White House to-day statements
were- made, that t'rrsldint Wilson had no
lattntlan of making reprisals on tlie lead
en who are fighting the Administration
De-spits this conciliatory talk Adminis
trate leaders In Confess display bitter
reaentmtnt toward Mr. Clark and many
ffedict that the Speaker will have to light
tor Ills job If the Democrats remain in
control of the Housn.
Person In clou- touch with tho Presl
test sorted that .Mr. Wilson would con
t'in the fight ended with the vote on the
jreii bill and that th men who opposed
b'l programme and those who voted for it
ouM he view i d alike, an members of the
The.se statements of the President's re
ohs to forgive, and forget were made
1th the vle-'v of throwing cold water on
tl.e report circulated since yesterday that
the Administration's friends In tho House
oald orgunlz a firTtit against Speaker
-lark's reelection to the Speakership and
to the candldary of Heprehentatlve Kltchln
if North Carolina to succeed Mr. Under
vwcl as majority leader.
The President's imposition.
It a stated that the President Is pre
fared to v,. wl,, rxtrcrnH reasonableness
Jn alignment against him of men who
In his opinion had hitherto been nmong
a'anUutit sunnon. m. The President. I
H l aald, win i,0 amenable to the exptana- ;
tlona of thoM of Ills party who Informed .
l.ini that looai Mntlnitnt In their fll.trlnta 1
r their own percunal convictions as to I
J-rlhUine made It impossible for them to
" with hit sleln y.Klerday.
In the . lM. ( RipreHetitutive Under
M the It s.drnt ulll maintain for the
AkVinu niemher that high regard which
" been fostered by Mr. Underwood's
tl'vl) throughout the llrst year of tho
It if ileciared that after Mr. Under
Ws explaiiatluiiH to the Presldeiit that
'''P' '.at convlrtlnnx unlllil fnrn. Iilm
to opjioie the repeal the President becamj
t'tl-il that the Alnlmmn l:iiler-'u itn.l.
t'On was fii(,.n (, puch high ground that I
re in, i.i e.,r . ....i.t i...
' btjpua (ho .rl.hIlenf forgiving attl
tlie l-eief jierslstH in soinu quarters
t -Mr ciurk will not be reelected
11 is pLirjiiii out by those who take
view that the President's dominance
th' lliiinij lb now demonstrated be
"id uuest,,,,, ,, tl,,t the ,)0!(ton 0(
Pemineii. ought to lie bestowed upon
' sjinpuihy with tills leuderslilp.
-ubt ll( expressed tliut the President
'M ma' an effort to check any at
ml't to elect llepresentatlve Blierley or
nian other thnn Mr. Clark to the
walceraiup after tho Congressional elec-
MJurlty or Fifty or Marc.
ie I'ttsident and his advisers are per
Mtlstbd with the developments of
'k on thn repeal bill, Ths test
I'oiKinuetf on Second Pas,
FLORIDA EXPRESS HELD UP.
Three Masked Men Rob EiprrH Cur
la Seats Carolina.
NonroLK. Vn,, March II. Three men
held up the Florida Limited on the flea
board Atr Line to-night tn Bouth Carolina
between Columbia and the fair grounds.
One masked man entered the express car
and nt the point of a pistol compelled the
messenger to open the safe. He secured
a bag of valuables, but officials of the
Seaboard here say they have not yet
learned what the bag contained.
A second report stating that the rob
bers secured several bugs of registered
mall has not been confirmed. The robbers
are believed to have boarded the train at
Columbia. The masked man In the ex
press car leaped from the train after tak
ing the bag from the safe. The other two
men are believed to have stood guard on
the platform of the express car. The
train was bound to New York from Flor
ida and carried a large number of pas
sengers. CLARKE LEADS KIRRY BY 379.
Raatora of Praaa Hpread In Arkan.
MrrU! Rock, Ark., March 28. The
closest election ever held In this State
seems to be ending in the defeat of
Judge V. F. Klrby of the Arkansas .Su
preme Court for the place In the, United
States Senate now held by James V.
Senator Clarke's apparent majority of
nearly 2,000 votes has been cut uwuy by
later returns, but to-night Clarke is lead
ing by ITS votes. So far 12K.021 votes
hav been returned.
There are many rumors of fraud. It Is
reported that the election oltlclals of an
entire township In un outlying county
visited the headquarters of both candi
dates In Little Rock and offered to sell
the vote of the township to the highest
EX-PUPIL HELD FOR
KILLING GIRL TEACHER
Hotly of Miss Elitla Heeelier, 21
Years Old, Is Found Near
Poland, X. Y.
liMKJMrn, N. v., March 2S. F.llda
Beecher. a pretty twenty-one-year-old
school teacher, daughter of the nev. Will
iam He-echor of Scnnett, N. Y., near
Auburn, was found murdered this morn
ing, her body having been thrown Into a
swamp near Poland, N. Y. The body
was found by H. J. Kltcli. a farmer, as he
was taxing his milk to Poland village.
Coroner R. J Huyck of Herkimer Maid
that Jean Glnlnl, ft seVJiiteen-yeax-old
farmer boy, hud confessed to him that ho
committed the crime. A heavy wrench,
with which the girl was first felled, and
a knife, with which the crime was Mn-
Ished, were found.
Olnlnl Is said to have borne a grudge
against Miss Heecher because he thought
ner instrumental In having him com
niitted to Ht. Vincent's Industrial Hchou!
In Utlca last fall, charged with being an
A great crowd watched Sheriff William
II. Slltt of Herklmor county take tho
frail youth to the county Jail lute
this afternoon. A heavy guard was nec
eslary to prutect the boy from the crow 1.
Miss Heecher lay with her head deep In
the soggy snow, fihe was covered by her
raincoat, nnd her body had evidently lain
there fur more thnn twelve hours.
Miss Heecher left her room In ,tho home
of J. L. Countryman lust night to go
to tho post oilier. Hhe had told MIhs
nthel Cl.irk of Rochester, her roommate,
that she had an engagement to go to thn
home of Charles Olnlnl, the accused boy's
father, to attempt to Influence him to al
low tho boy to return to school. Later
she had been seen leaving tho poxt offli
with young Olnlnl.
Then all trace of her was lost until her
body was found this mornlnx.
When the news of the murder ttrst
reached the village of Poland It was
found that youm; Olnlnl was missing.
He had run away many times before, w
that his father telrgraphe-d to Newport,
near Poland, asklrik that the boy be ap
prehended. He wh found within an hour
and Sheriff's deputlct returned him to
Mist Heecher hud been teaching In the
Poland Hchool for the. Iuhi two years.
Her parents live In Hennett, N. Y as
do her two brothers ami a -lHter. The
father and mother reached hero to-night.
AUTO MADE WHILE YOU WAIT.
Fare! Fnctory Tarns One (In I in N
Minutes far Knsrlnerrs.
An automobile was assembled, painted,
varnished and run out on the floor ready
for shipment in thirty-eight minutes yes
terday for the benefit of 200 member of
the Urooklyn Society of Engineers and
their guests at the Ford factory In Long
This Included gnthrrlng all the parts,
putting them together, upholstering the
body and putting on nil the accessories,
...l.,,lue,l.,1,l lm mwl muLrlnrin-ti-r. Ilnltu
were tightened by electricity, saving time
estlmitcd to bei worth the setting up of
two or three more machines a day, while'
the pulnt was sprayed on and the varnish
ing clono by what Is termed a flowing
CITY BANK USED AS THEATRE.
KaaplojrMS Hold Artnasl Fete In
Ntronctiold of Millions,
The National City Rank was converted
Into a theatre for a time last night unci
later the broad floor In front of the win
dows of the cages, through which millions
pass In the daytime, was transformed
Into a ballroom.
The City Hank Club, comprising prac
tically all the several hundred members
ot the staff of the bsjik, was havlnK Its
annual minstrel show and dunce. The
minstrel show was planned, written and
performed by members of the club. The
blf bank building was crowded by mam
beta of the club and their friends. ,
THE SUN TO-DAY
CONSISTS OF NINE SECTIONS,
FIRST -Cnerl Newi
SECOND Sporting. Automobi
THIRD -Foreif n. ReiorU. SchooU.
FOURTH -Pictorial Mttuine . .
FIFTH American Hiitory Supple
SIXTH Picturesque New York
Sn Esittr Fsahion Number .
EIGHTH -Art. Society. Paria F.ih.
ioni. Mulic. Drama, Baoltt,
Queries, Special Feature ,
NINTH Country Houie Competi
tion, Real Estate, Poul
try, Financial, Cardena .
Total ... .90
Rittltri or ntutioaltn itho Jo not ttctht
all of ihttt itcthni ulll tonftr a later
on "The Sun" by notlfylnt Me Publica
tion Dtpartmtnt at once by tkt phont
(2200 Bttman) ani tht mlsilnt itdlom
ulll re promptly foruarJtJ, if poulhlt.
WOMAN PREPARES TO
FLY ACROSS ATLANTIC
Melli Jleese. Famous Germnn
Avintor, Ilnildin? Her Own
HAS HAD MANY ACCIDENTS
Undaunted by Hreakinr Leys
Five. Times, and Nose Three
Tiiue.s She Savs.
fprciat Cabtr Ttttjvxtrh to Tits f rs,
IlenLiN, March 2S. Mc'.ll Reese, Oer
miiny's famous woman aviator, announces
her Intention of trying for the great honor
of being the first air pilot to fly across
the Atlantic, for which purpose she Is
constructing her own hydroneroplane.
Mtlll Ueene is widely known not only as
a daring flier and as Germany's only
woman aeroplane pilot but as the only
woman In the world who conducts a flying
school, of which he hernelf 1 thei princi
pal, and who tn.iki s n business of de
signing nnd inunufitrturlng flying ma
chine.. A small, lithe tlxure, Fran IWm
is a beautiful woman uf about HO. Sh
won n pilot's license more than four years
ago, the tlrst to be granted to a womin In
(lermany. She is not discouraged by the
fact thut she has broken her legn In five
places, sustained fractures of several rlln
and has bioken her nosn three times In
tumbles out of th" air. These accidents,
she declares, were the fault of her teachers
and did not happen when she herself was
at the wheel.
When seen to-day nt the JohannMhal
flying Held, where more than 30i machines
are stutloned, 1'MU Heee said: "Yen, I
am going to be nmong thosu who wilt he
the first to try to fly ucrews the Atlantic.
If 1 cannot lw the first to pilot a flying
machine to America nt least I wnnl to he
the first woman to achieve that honor. I
um con.tructlng a new typ" of hydroaero
plane) which will be emnpleteil In a few
we-eks. I will test it thoroughly on the
North Sea and If It proves satlsfaeteiry it
will serve as u nuxlel for a larger craft
to be used In a transatlantic attempt next
spring. I will begin work on the big ma
chine this summer. I will personally pilot
my machine-, asslstenl by my husband and
two mechanics. My designs ar for a
craft that will he- nblu to cross the ocean
In thlrt-llve hourH."
f'rau Heeso cnne t!m auo married one
of her pupils. She has turneel out about
forty pilots from her bcIiooI. She now
owns six aeroplanes. Speuklng of the
development of uvlatlon to-day, nil.- said :
"The future development of aviation ho
for ns the ort Is concerned, especially
for women, lies upon the water where It
Is easy to fly and there In little danger.
It Is only when tha manufacturers recog.
nliu this that Hying will become the popu
lar sport It ileserves to be,"
Frau Ueesei said that Herman boys who
formerly ran off to sea to become B.i.lora
are now brought by their parents to the
(lying school to be turned Into pilots, al
though they are rmt always promising ma
terial, She said 4hat women learn the
art much easier than men, except tho
mechanical knowledge. They have more
presence of mind than the men and net
quicker In an emergency, unfortunately
all her women pupils take out marriage
licenses beforn the end of tho course and
marry pilots lnste-ad of taking out pilots'
ARRESTS IN McCARRICK CASE.
Three .Negroes llelell Aesv Cine Leads
lee Woiiillieir), .V. J.
Pilli.Anixi-HlA, March 28. What the
pollco regard aa thn most Important de
velopment In Hue McCurrleit rase was the
uncut to-day of two colored men and a
colored woman elown town as a. result of
Information that tho mlbslug boy was
seen In the company of persons answer
ing the description of the three prison
ers on tho night of thn day he disap
peared from his home, Cl'J South Nine
A clue said to have been obtalne-d from
one of tho three suspects whllu they
were being put through tho "third de
gree" at detective heaelquarters follow
ing their arrest caused Detective Will
lams, a coioted member of Capt. Camer
on's staff, lo start for Woodbury, N. J.,
where another arrest may bo mude.
It was also hinted that the Information
obtained led to tho belief that the Mc
Carrlck boy might be found In or near
SNUB TO OSBORN
IN GLYNN SLATE
Tammany Men Think the
State Chairman Was
LANDED ONLY TWO MEN
Selections for 3Iost of the
Big State Jobs Pleas
ing to 3Iurphy.
SPECULATION OVER "BOUT"
Governor Against His Will
Must Cull Extra Session,
Probably in Juno.
Amiant, March 28. There 1b no ques
tion that Tammany legislators left Al
bany to-day happy In the belief that Will
lum Church Osborn, Democratic State
Chairman, was utterly routed by the "or-
ganliatlon" In his long struggle with Gov. I
Glynn last night nnd early this morning
over nominations to State offices which
the Governor sent to the Senate.
They are saying that in every case
where Mr. Murphy, John II. McCooey of
Urooklyn. or Patrick K. McCabe of Al
bany put up a real fight Tammany either :
won the appointment of Its own man or
of a "compromise," candidate for more
acceptable to them than to Mr. Osborn,
National Chairman MiCombs and others
who have beii trying to clean up the I
party tn this State-.
It was Indicated that Gov. Glynn may
call nn extra session of the Legislature
In June to wind up the business which the
recent session left unfinished because of
the Assembly's abrupt adjournment.
lunirunny men are surprised mmi nil
these months of work and agitation netted
Mr. Osborn so little. Independent observ
ers are wondering what the much adver
tised coalition umong President Wilson.
Mr. McCombs, Mr. Osborn and Gov. Glynn
to put a new face on the party In this i
State amounts to any way. i
!) Mnrphr Was Shrewd, J
They are saying also that Mr. Murphy
knew what h was doing when he so
gracefully acquiesced In the resignation of
Stnte Chairman George M. Palmer and j
the election of Mr. Osborn as his suc
It Is generally agre-ed that the appoint
ment ot Prof. Frank Irvine, dean of the
Cornell law school, rue up-State Public
Si-rvlcr Commissioner Is one of Mr, Os
born's few victories. Prof Irvine Is not
a politician and has a reintil pleasing to
ail the Independents, as well as to Gov,
.Mr. Osborn ulo scored in the appoint
ment of Frank Husbrouch of Pough
keepsle as Superintendent of Insurance
and of Howard Mother of Rochester as
Compensation Commlslorier. There Is no
iloubt that Mr, Moshe-r wa.s not wanted
by Tammany or lis allies up-State, for he
. eussee.e., o, .M.m- .wmsuK.e. .
tlvm'T Perf0r,n"r '" """Ml'r'"'- "
sveireiion I' I esse a Marpli).
The other uppolntments are believed
to b.i emphatically acceptable to Mr,
Murphy. John H. .McCooey, his Hrookljn
lieutenant, also scored ln the- reappoint
ment of Thom.ts F. Hyriies as Tax Com
missioner and th appointment of Rob
ert II. Roy and John F. Hyl.eti ns County
Judges to fill unexpired terms ln Kings
county, although It must be said that no
criticism of Judge Itoy Is hturd umong
Similarly there Is no dlsiiosltlon to criti
cise the appointments of William Temple
I-mmet to the up-State Public Service
Commission and of Surrogate Schulz of
The llronx to the New York city Public
Service Commission, although both are
'riendly to Tammany and were far from
helng th- llrst choice of State Chairman
Osborn and his advisers.
Kusenc Uimh Richards, the old Yule
football slier, who becomes Superintendent
of Hanking, Is supposed to have had th'j in
dorsement of Tammany, but not of the
Oshornltes. Mr. Itlclmrds as counsel to
the Frawle-y e-ommltte-o did a great deal
to put Gov. (Ilyim In his present position.
After btudjing the appointments Tam
many men are going so far as to say that
Mr. Murphy's professed withdrawal from
up-Stute l-olltlcs e-an now bo rescinded
and that If lie wishes to he can control
thn primaries In which t)u candidates for I
Governor are lo be nominated this fall. '
Senator Frawi.-y said tit-day that th" '
appointments made by Gov. Glynn were, j
Gov. Glynn's greatest ellsappolntment I
at tlie end of tlie legislative pe-sslou was'
tho failure of the passage of his hydro
electilc power bill. He Intended to es
tablish a now State policy with It,
Otherwise ho Is quite content with what
the Lrglslaturo did, Ho Is opposed to
an extra session, but places the blame-for
the necessity of It on the Republicans,
GLYNN BLAMES WE G. 0. P.
Governor Nays Assembly'
Was IVIly Politics.
Ai.iia.nv, .March 2s. Guv. Glynn Issued
a statement to-nlght sharply criticising
the Republli-an Assembly and tleclurlnK
that the adjourumeiit wltliout the pus -
sage of the appropriation bills, necessltnt-
Ing an extra session, " was part of a
nnd cleverly manu-uvrod
At the eleventh hour the Itrpuhllran
Aaarmltly threw off Its mask of rronnmr
and stood rxpo.rd In Its true light." .aid
Political circles were astir to-day over
the sudden adjournment of the Assembly
early this morning after a fifteen hour
CosHrtwed on firvmfn i'ago.
BRITAIN BREATHLESSLY AWAITS
TO-MORROW'S POLITICAL STORM
Asquith's Promised Statement in Com
mons on Army Resignations Leaves
Nation in Over Sunday Suspense
Spiclol Callt tittpnteh to Tn ' x.
London, March 2S. Lord Roberts continues to occupy a prominent place
In the public eje In the army crisis. Labor leaders have asked several times
why be has made himself so prominent in calling on the King during thn crisis,
and the edltoi of the Lleriool Poll vouches for the statement that whon Lord
Itob-rta vlalted the- War OHIce during the week he had In his pocket a list of
names of nearly nine hundred officers who were ready to send In their resig
nations - lArd Roberts headn.. the list ot signers to an appeal to the. people, Issued
some two weeks ago, asking them to sign n covenant that they would do every
thing in their power to prevent the Imposition of home rule on Ulster. Sir
Kdw.ird Cataon. the UNter Unionist leader, went, to "HobVs" country place at
Ascot Heath this afternoon tj spend the we-ek end.
.Sirclal CMf Dttixxtch to Tar. Sr.
Ixjnoon, March 2fc. All Kngland Is
holding Its breath over Sunday in anticipa
tion of the Inevitable storm which will
break in the House of Commons on Mon
day, when Premier Asqulth will make his
statement In regard to the teslgn.itlons of
otllcers and the Government's repudiation
of the guarantees given to lirlg.-Gcn.
Gough that the olllcers in Irutand would
not be used against Ulster.
, Tha ,torm ttW bo f,. ,. ln tll
,, ,nl selbome and Ird Midi. -
J ton will endeavor to draw from Viscount
Morley, Ionl President of tho Council,
nn fivnliifvitlnn nf hlrt m r Hclliat Itln With1
Secetury of War S.-vly In draughting the'
guarantees which were given to Gen.
Gough anil afterward repudiated by i '
The Cabinet did not meet to-day as the
week end habit was too strong for , . n
. .... ...... . ..
the present sertoUL crisis a.id most of the
members went to the couiitty. A ml.
Ing will tie neiei on .vionuay ociore mo
opening of the session of the House of
Commons. hen tho latest developments
will be discussed. Sir Udward Carson, I
, tlie Ulster Unionist leader, was in london
this morning, but following the example
of the Cabinet ho went to Ascot to se-e r
iAird Itolwrts. There may bo some slg-1 '
tdtlivint-.. In th! mrntlne;. He will tie I
present In the House of Commons on Mon-
day when tho debate-begins.
('nils Cnhlnel Sl.-nilier. Fool..
Sir Fdivard told an Interviewer that ho
had not cotno to Iondon to see the King.
In ills opinion the new army orders are a
riilh-ulims farc-o nnd the Cabinet tnemberf
are- mulcing fools of themselves, lie rays
tlie pew orders "mean the same thing over
again as the guarantees."
Ilrlg.-Geii. (Sough remains at the Cur
rngh camp and tho new orders will not
reach him before- Monday. Tim cavalry
OLD JAIL WALL DUO UP.
Miln i:seaator Find He-lie- Action for lluriilar Insurance- Itr-I'neli-rileath
Church Street. wnU Mrs. Ileieljrliis's Held l.o.s.
lCxcavuttirs of the new Ittoudw.iy sub- GiiKK.s-wic-n, Conn, March !S Th
woy httvn found wlmt they think Is tho , theft of a 15,000 marquise- diamond ring
wall of an old Colonial Jail, built In W'; from Mrs, Thomas M. Hodglns of N--v
when lleiijaniln Fletcher was Gottrnor of Vor't in the early morning of May lei last
New York, J was brought to light to-day by thn lllltig
The discover) was made underneath ( of a suit In the Superior Court.
Church street at a point about midway Mr. Hodglns und Ills wife- are suing toe
between Hey and Cortlundt streets, American Hondlng Company of ll.eltlli.ore
Workmen struck their pl-ks Into a stone
wall which completely blocked their path.
It extended from a point alsjut eight feet
beneath the, surface to the HUh-gr-edo
of the subway, which Is thirty feet down.
Uncovering the wall the diggers found
'thut It was solid stone masonry with three
1. of pr7vallon. ii took "cZXXe?.
, ablo force to pry the bars frum their
F l- Cranford, tho contractor, got u
i m!ln ,'" 1"'iV h,''1lolr'1 ! '."I'1,'',?1
...i. n-i.iu ..v.,....! aiii eii.ieinf- in- eh., .
Hie . mil, . .tin . - . w,.., ..,..,,n "t
M,T.nlr nn,l iilenu elnn of the lul l. It
had been part of an old Kngllsh prison and
had been In use as late as the latter part
of the eighteenth century.
ine wuii nas peon cieurea sway ior cue
width of the subway, but parts of It are
still burled on tn sides ana beneath
Workmen also found last week a "log
cabin" campaign button worn by vomo
admirer of William litnry Hurrleon In
onicers say freely that the or.lers will not
affect the guarantees.
The Dublin tiinh Intlcurntlrnt s-ivs If
the Liberals are as confident as they pro
fess to be that the army incident has Im
proved their chances of success at the
coming elections that Is all the more rea
son why they should pass the home rule
bill as It stands and withdraw the- pro
posal of Premier Asqulth that the counties
of Ulster may If they ho decide by vote
re main outside the provisions of the law
for n term of six years.
The f'rfitniin'j Journal thinks the epi-
, e. fr from weakening the Gov. mment
, ' lJurl..B the prospects of home rule.
i ":lB h',J "rcclsiI- ,llc 01'"0,Ue
j I,lod CSenriir'a Hand in It.
MeuntfM!. Hintitln- ft... rnl-ni,r '
l.loyd eleorge Is doing his utmost to make,
"rrK-me-m wim eoe 1,.i,,.,m.-s
uvuio uireu eorner"i coniescs ai inc i'um-
Ing e-le-otlons, The Labotltes will revise
their list of candidature's and illscourage
Imrt.tv ornii.i L'ulidlHt r'unti-kts. eihltp the
, ,,.,. r m,(Iy to ,,,,,, ov, r l0 ,
.Liberals are. leady to h.inel oi
j Mmh of
tt,i rtr tli.
nomination. Tlies.i Include seats lost by
the Liberals In recent by-elections owlt.g
to the fact that a third or Labor candl-
I date wiih in the Ibid tend divided the-
Llberul vote. At the same- time Influential
Liberal leaders will discourage attacks i
on constituencies now represented by Ii- '
JmTe " " "" ,ul ' ' c,r
cles that when th., present tremble over
the- lermy otllcers is settled tho leaders of
, the Ulster opposition will realize the dan -
Bl'r "f the agitation anil that some w uy
I will be found ot reaching a compromise
which will be h.ituruciory all aroirnu.
The militant siilfrngcttes are- getting
. In on tlie- lister ngltatlon. They made a
claim for a demonstration in Hyde Park
on the- ground that otllel.il permission, bus
been given to sympathizers with tho peo
ple of Ulster to hold a meeting at th
same place on April 4.
SUE FOR STOLEN $5,000 RING.
for 16,000 for burglary Insurance. The
csae will be tried April 7. The Hodglnseve
live in u lundso.re hmisu at Indlanileld,
near here. Mrs. HodKlns said to-night;
"I gave a house- parly on the nlKlit of
MaJ. 9 nm, ,t waB , t t,H morn-
IbK when my husband noticed the ring on
my linger. At tlut tint" al1 my guejts
except two uf iny n nst ' itlmate friends
j t,,,d retlinl, 1 do not suspect any of th
' KUests and do nut Unow lion I lost th
"Whin t awoke at S o'clock 1 could not
find it. 1 notified -the insurance company
and upon their advice 1 did ndt tell thn
,, ti,u ,.,,,.... ,i
I . . ---e-.-,
tectlvcs litre, but they did not llnd tlio
The name of Thomas M. Hodglns does
not appear In the New York city directory.
FIGHT TO DEATH
ON IN TORREON
Federals Driven Back, but
Every Step Costs
ASSAULT IS ORDERED
Villa Sends Entire Force
Into City unl Sees
HEEXFOnCEMKNTS ON WAY
Gen. Velasco Is Heported to
Have Committed Suicide
Clen. Vllin, whoso troops occupy part
of the city of Torreon, Rave ortlcre for
a generul assault on the place lust night
nnd expects to bo In complete) control
The Federals are disputing every Inch
of Kround and the loss of life has been
I enormous. Three of Huertn'n Oenor.ils
wures slain In tho fighting of the putt
1 two days nnd It Is reported that Uen.
Velaico, the commander, committed
I Ocii. Hlanquet, the Minister of W.xr.
announced tho receipt of ti ek-spntch
from flen. Volafco reporting the- capture-
, of all the rebel artillery.
Seven thousand Federal troops tro
' re-ported to bo on their way to ro'.Ievo
Torreon, SCO have arrlvctl thc-ro an-l
2,000 more' ure. to leave- Mexico city to
day for the beb-aguerod city.
DESPERATE STAND MADE.
Garrison Hefu.es tei Snrreneler
thfiuath llnnelreels III.-.
F.u Papo, Tex., March 2S.-riRl.tlng
continues In tne city of Torreon, with the
rebels holding most of the suburbs and
many places inside the city. The deuti.
list U increasing rapidly on both sides,
according to Information at rebel he.ej
quarters in Juarez.
A report reached Juarez thli afternoor
In u private message that (.Jen. ltefujlc
' Velasco, the Federal rommanaer at Tor
reon, killed himself a hen he realized tn.
thU b:4,"U """" K"1 'RM",t h""- T'','
I message caniu from a rebel Major ut-
, tached to Villa's statf at the front o hl
brother In Juarez, but Is not conilrme-d.
Hvery Federal battery In Torreon hud
been sllenceel by the rebel tire, ae-cord-I
UK to a despatch from the rebel front, f
celved in Juarea at 9 o'clock to-night.
The Inference at the front was that tho
garrison was preparing to evucuate the
city, as it did five months ago, when Villa,
laid Blegei to the town. This plan wan
followed by the Federal commander In
withdrawing from Gomez Palaclo to Tor
reon this morning. Itebel otllcers in
Juarez say there is a chanco for Velaseo
to take his army out to the south and
escape, if he has drvicle-d that there in
no other recourse. Theru Is otm pasta
.Y""" MX fPn. '." 'r?h
may uee It, they tuy.
A press message from the front tiled ai
Gomez Palaciu at i o'clock thU-afte rnoni.
continued riil reports that lli-i tlghtlnr
continued In the streets of Torre-on all
nl,;ht. The mt-sr.igti ult-o continued the
ussertlon by the nt-c!n that they wci
Salnlrm' ground i.ipldly. It sajs:
"While ihei Constitutionalists took pots
sesnloti of many Impott.int strategic
points throughout the c 1 1 . tliu FederuU
are still entrenched behind street buril
cades, in bouses and on hoiisLtops In the
central portion uf the town, but while
the) are holding the Constltiittoiiahiits out
the are themselves being held In clfe.0-
.! I retrrnls Dead em I'lld.
' "About 1,500 additional Miluntecrv
I comprising th cummium of Gt-ii. lleiiar"
1 min Argumnido, wh'-h hud been defend-
Ing the smelter of thn iiietalluig'.c.il as
soclatlon, title niptrd to cut their -cay
through the- (.'oiistltutlnnallt.' Hue and
were disastrously defeated and com
pelled to retreat Into the- city cper. leav
Ing D00 derail on the- field anil abandoning
tin- smelter, which l tio-.v held by tlie Con.
stltutiouallsts Gen. Villa lias'lu-iu per
sonally very active during tho day, but
has Insisted upon his men unil officers
getting as much rest ns he his during
the day, becaUsu lm .inte rids lo takes the
city to-nlglii, no matter what the cot-:,
and wants his men In 'ndlt.nu to innko
"It hres been conilntied that Gen.
Rlcardo Pena and l!ot. Fivdcrli-o Keyi.:.
were' Ullleil durlni: itie flglttilig at Guinea
Pnlui lo iilm l.eido. Gen. Atidies Alli.in.u
lend Gen. KUUimlD ilcaruuzu wen mo.
tully wounded. Th-v wen- all Federals.
The Constitution elits lost no oilleer. o
note, but ii'-n. .Muxlniit li.ireiu e is mor
tally wounded In thn llht lor the posses
sion ot Sarriinieiito a ',i (-ll ago and Gel..
Trinidad HcKltlguez has u lnnk-'ii lu; as f.
result of u rllle bulle. ,u the lighting In
front of Gome P.ii.o In
I'eilernU Hold I'ei.lllnn.
"(!nl. Juan N. eiulier.-e. chief of polio
of Chlhuuliua, who was coiuniandlng H
1 i rebel band, witrt kill, it, Major Macedonia
Ald.iin on.. t Vlllie's lnil.,l nbles una
i wotir-.iled In the hre.ii.t. The Constitii-
, ,,.Ilst slleneed the Fcd.-ral battirloe.
j on (rm u , pn.er. the mountain well
, of Torreon, Severn) tlm , but the Fed-
fri,)H return-.t to t;ie trein-n.s nach t.mn
, r(ulra,( ,fl lighting.
Gen. Villa Is constantly praising the
br.vt-ry of tho Federals, He says If
they keep on fighting as vuliuntly as they
aru dolus now ho will' pardon every off: