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VOL. LXXXI.-NO. 213.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1914. Copyright, 1914, 6y ffie Sun Printing and Publishing Astociatton.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REBEL REPORT
OF TORREON'S
FALL DENIED
I
Message to Bryan From
Consul at Durango
Starts Rumor.
NO NEWS FROM VILLA
Definite Information From
Front Lacking in
Washington.
FEDERALS ISSUE DENIAL
Beenforccments Sent by Huertn
Said to II iivc Reached
Northern City.
Paso, Mnrch 31, Alter ten days
of practically uninterrupted flshtlnt? at
Torreon rebel officials at Juarez nre
Mill without deflnUe news from the
front, although It was announced offi
cially this afternoon at the rebel head
quarters that the beleaguered city had
fallen.
Thin announcement was made follow
ing the arrival In Juurer. of a despatch
addressed to "William Jennings Uryan,
Secretary of State. Washington," and
Scned "Hamm." Theodore C. Hamm
is the American Consul at Durango.
This message announced that Torreon
hnd bee., captured and that part of the
Federal garrison had escaped. The
rebel officials announced at onco that
this despatch wus from the American
Consul and the report treated great stir
on the border. Throughout the evening,
however, no confirmation was received
from the front.
The rebels in Juarez accepted the
fetssuge as final und fired several cannon
In celebration. However, as time wore
on and the rebel officials did not receive
confirmation of the good news from
Gen. Villa, they became wceptlcal and
waited with anxious face about the
telegraph office. They were prepared to
believe th fall had taken place, how
ever, ad all of Villa' message had been
of k cheerful character for several days
past, each new message reporting that
he expected to have the city In a few
hours.
According to the rebel officials in
Juarez, who discussed the message
from Hamm fully as If It were public
business, the telegram stated that some
of the Federals escaped from the city of
Torreon and that Villa did not capture
many prisoners.
The rebels continued during the early;
hours of the evening to wait patiently
for news from Villa confirming the
message, wondering why It should be
left to Consul Hamm at Durango to
send the first news of th Torreon fall.
They tent nessages to Chihuahua and
Durango and received replies that
cleared up the situation to a certain
extent.
Chihuahua Bald the wires were all
down south o! there to Torreon.
Durango said that Oen. Villa had tele-fraph-.-d
to that city from Torreon of the
capture of Torreon and had ordered a
resumption of train service between
Torreon and Dutango, tho latter city
having been held by the rebels for some
time. Juarez can work tho wire to
Durango without going through Tor
reon, It Is explained.
CONSUL HAMM DENIES REPORT.
IVileritl llrriiforeemrnta Have
lleaclied Torreon,
Washington, Mureh 31. Federal ree--foreenvntfc
from Kultlllu reached Torreon
to-day, according to advices received rt
the Mutt Department to-night from Con
sul Humm at Durango.
Tnls message Hum Consul Hamm was
the third telegram received from that
olle'nl to-day, tliu thtee mes.iuges con
stituting practically the first official news
til- State Dfpartinent had received on
th situation at Torreon since the fighting
roe rtrn two mestagos were dated yea-
tc-la. ar.'l stated tint the Federals were
thi reported to be evacuating Torreon.
"hi tnlnl message, received to-nlsht
i' w 'tint tli'1 two intsH.igt-4 sent yester-
Hi cf -.jri-iintum and that the reports
in win. 'i tli.-y wero based wero tin
' mill 'Hip Consul add;d In his third
'r 'nige that Federal reenfurcenit-nts weto
l nrrivlnK at Toireon,
' nil Hhiinii Is In rebel territory and
iihipmuo via Nognles, Ariz.
A' I'l of lock to-night Statu Department
t-t' ml, queried the telegraph olllco In Kl
- i.uumi which messages from Mix
i reiuyed to Washington and found
in further messages had been ro-
d r hiiil any notice been sent that
iiers frn (o comn to-night. With this
information, the officials went liomu for
tlif nigli-
The ri''.'iifoiiiini( iits spoken of In Con
"Ml II iiihi'h last message, are presumed to
ibc force of 5,01)0 mill which was re
por'i'l to hau left Haitian on Thursday
l lilui ot lust wuek to aid lien. Vel.mco
Torrf i Torreon Is liut 200 mlh-s west
' Sr Mil j, hii-1 Is conni-cti-d with that city
tlrce railway lines,
I iltary mm here consider that If the
s '' Department' reports regarding re
'iifinvmenu arrlvlnf at Torreon are cor
e i tho chances of Villa's taklnsuhe city
ur vory MrlouIy reduced, Ttf , Injec
tion of a force of 8,000 fresh troops Into
the situation should be enough, It Is said,
to swing the contest wholly In favor of the
Federal commander,
Itcbel njenta here to-night were In
great confusion. They received early In
tha evening a report that Torreon had
fallen, but this was denltd later.
FRESH TROOPS NEAR TORREON
!tvapaper(Correiipunleas Bent hr
llurrta to Besieged City.
Special Cabl$ DttpatcS to Tni BcN.
Mexico Citt, March 31. Oen. Javier
do Mouro has defeated the rebels at Con
cordia, midway between San Pedro and
Torreon, nnd Is pursuing them.
Tho railway lines between Saltlllo and
Monterey have been restored, but only
military trains are running.
Oen. Moure yesterday sent tho news-
paper men who had been Invited to Mexico
by President Huertn with an escort from
Han Pedro Into Torreon. after he had
obtained additional funds for them from
tho Government.
While the wildest rumors are current
In regard to Torreon, the Government de
nies tho report of a rebel success there.
Prominent Maderlstas here are receiving
telegrams from Chihuahua and VA Paso
which say those places are without news,
which they fear Indicates a rebel defeat.
A report that Saltlllo has been attacked
Is pronounced false by the Government.
Despatches from that city report every
thing quiet In that vicinity and at Mon
terey.
The Government admits that the rebels
hold Chllpanclngo, the capital of Guerrero.
There has been no news from Tamploo
for two days as the wires havo been cut
between that place and Cardenas. The
Government does not believe that any
serious attack on Tamplco Is probable.
Fifty of the richest ranch owners In
Tamaullpas visited Minister of the In
terior Alcocir this evening and offered to
equip and urm forces at their own ex
pense to start a counter revolution against
the rebels If tho Government will au
thorize such a movement.
The Individual offers of these ranch
owners ranged from 300 to 1,000 pesos.
Senor Alcoeer thanked the men for their
offer and requested that they present a
memrrandum specifying the amount each
one Is willing to contribute. He promises
to give them an answer as soon as Uits
Information Is forthcoming.
FEDERALS WIN. SAYS CONSUL.
Ilnrrtn'a Itrirrc iitiitl- Here Re-
port "Merlons Rrhrl Ilrfrats."
The following message was communi
cated yesterday to Tub Sun by the Con
sul-General of Mexico In New York city:
"The rebels have suffered serious de
feats nt Torreon. The Federal General
de Moure with 6.000 fresh soldiers from
Saltlllo Is near Torreon, at the rear of the
rebels. In recent engagements In Mon.
clova the rebels had obout 1,000 casual
ties, as nell as about 100 at Sierra de
ArteHga. Tho ndvanco guard of tho
rebels In Tamaullpas has been annihilated.
O. V. Vr.iKn."
"Consul-General ol Mexico."
MR. BENNETT REPORTED
TO HAVE HAD RELAPSE
Physicians in Attendance on
"HeraldV Proprietor All
Through Nisht.
Speflnl fahl nfoalrh to Tnr. Sc.
Kosih-iV, Moreh 31. A Cairo despatch
to the Central News says Jamis liordnn
Bennett, proprietor of the New York
fltrttld, who arrived at Suez about a
week ago. accompanied by special physi
cians, lias suffered n relapse after showing
mprovement.
Physicians wern In attendance on him
all last night.
Another despatch from Cairo says that
Mr. Bennett Is extremely wak and un
able to eut. Two doctors and two nurses
are In constant attendance upon him. Tho
patient has been confined to his bed since
his nrrlval, when he was carried from
his automobile to his room.
A despatch from London printed In
Tiie Sun on Sunday said that Mr. Den
nett had not been heard troin in five
days nnd It was feared that he hud suf
fered a relapse of the attack of bronchitis
from which he is Buffering, n.tlioiigh such
periods of silence on his part were not
altogether unprecedented.
At the office of the New York Herald
It was said Inst night that despatches from
Mr. Ilennett received liy Ills friends hern
on Monday, announced thut he was con
valescent. Little credit wus plaeed In tliu
truts of the dtspntcli from Cairo thut he
has had a relapse.
FRUIT ALL ROUND, NONE TO EAT.
Longing for MHiihiitliin, llo- llents
Way From rioi-tila.
ItosELLB, N. J-, March 31, Ilenjamln
Wicham, 14 years old. who travelled here
from Jacksonville, Fin., in a fruit enr,
told to-day In court of lulng for two and
a half daystwlthout anything to eat or
drink. Fruit was all ubout him, but It
was out of reach.
Ills parents mado their home In I-'lorlila
a year ago, but llrnjmnln lnnjed for
Manhattan, nnd so decided to bent his
way buck In th fruit car. He was found
by a railway detective at this plaer and
turned over to his uncle, Churlcn Wleham
of New York.
AUTO INJURIES WIN BRIDE.
Victim Also frets ,Vev ('lollies, Grn
rrons Cheek unit a .loll,
PlTTHiiiiim, March 31. - A kcrles of ex
periences that Included being knocked
down by an autninobllo In McKeesport, a
week In a hiltul vlth a nurse, iIIh
charge In new toggery and with u check
In his pocket, to say nothing of a Job
and a brlile, nil III one tweek, has Con
vinced Stee Verewrlil, Si! Jeurn old, that
even' American thorn litis two rosis.
The machine that lilt him mid ruined
his clothing contained Mayor Genrg If.
Lyslo and otht r officials of McKeesport.
Vernwskl mm dismissed from the tins
pltnl to-day, and In n new suit, hut. sldr"
and necktie hn entered the office of Mayor
Lysis to thnnk him. He was In a hurry
to cash a, check ho had found in n pocknt.
In a few days h will marry a young
woman who vllted him In ths hospital.
Lyils will perform the ceremony free.
Other officials will furnish flowr, give
the brld a pwtsnt ana girn Htv job.
SIEGEL HAS LARGE
ASSETS, WIFE SAYS
Bittorly Attacks His Business
Methods and His Mari
tal Conduct.
HOTEL MAX MAY SUE HEll
Director of the Xethc.rlp.nd Be
Bents House Beinff Named
in Divorce.
The managing director of the Hotel
Netherland, Augustln E. Koran, has un
der advisement with Louis F, Doyle of
111 Ilroadway, counsel for the hotel, n
suit for damages aralnst Mrs. Henry
Hlegel. because In her complaint for dl
vorco she named the Hotel Netherland,
Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth street, as
one of the places where Henry Sletcl was
alleged to have lived at various times be
tween November 28, 1910, and the present
date with n Miss Smith, said to be a
trained nurse, but unidentified In any
other way,
-Mr. Foran's statement to this effect last
night followed directly the pulillc.it. on of
the Intended divorce suit and a bitter ar
raignment of Slegel's business methods
and marttnj conduct contained In a per
sonal statement from Mrs. Hlegel In the
afternoon. Mrs. Hlegel charged chlelly
thnt Hlegel made her married life unbear
able, that ho treuted her more cruelly
than ever several years ago when she
warned him that he was "facing Jail" by
his business dealings with his bank dc
po:tors, that Slegel suggested a separa
tion In order to prevent her from disclos
ing this Information, and that she left for
ParlB only on the express promise of her
husband to support her.
She also charged that Slegel spent large
sums of money on women, which ac
counted for some of his "losses," and
inveigled his son-in-law's family Into In
vesting In his bankrupt concerns. Khe
adds Incidentally that hers was only
"one set of books."
Slea-rl Served After Mmc.
Henry Slegel was finally sered with
papts In the suit. It was said at the
Hotel Majestic last night, after n proc
ess server had besieged his rooms all
day and part of tho preceding day.
Louis H. Levy of Htanchfleld & Levy,
counsel for Slegel, would not discuss ths
caso or service on his client. 31 tori's
only comment after many attempts to
get him to talk ocr the telephone and
after It was practically assured thut he
had ben served was this: i
" Hi. hell! There Is nothing to It all." (
Thi nttiek by Mrs. Slegil was made at
the office of Itockwood & llalil.nn. 60
Droadway, her attorneys. She said she
caino to New York to visit Mr. and Mrs.
George Cotton Chase, at whose home In '
West Flft -fifth street she, had been mar-1
rled to Slegel April IN, 1S9S, after she
hud been Introduced to him by friends i
nt a dinner party, Shi- deulid ever hav
ing been In his employ or getting an offer '
to work for him. Although her iiiur ',
rled life, she said, was full of trials and
troubles, she tried to protect Slesel from
his oun weakntsses.
Wife I Imrxeii III Treatment.
"Several years ago," Mrs. Sleget con
tinued. "I learned Incidentally of the
dealings of Henry S,egel with tho moneys,
of ilejwfcltors In his bunk, nnd I Immedi
ate) remonstrated nnd warned hlm, .is I
thought that It uus my duly to do, that
ho was 'facing Jail.' He raged like a
madman and treated rue shamefully
worse, If possible, than ever. This on
tlnueil for several weeks, when he flnally
changed his attitude toward me nnd at
a dinner party; at which Frank Vogel was
present, he made light of my predictions
and endeavored to convince mo that I
had been misled and misinformed and
that I was unjustly suspecting him,
whereas he was a noble und honest citi
zen seeking only the welfare und ad
vantage of those, with whom he was cor
necled. "Thereafter Mr. Slegel continued ngnln
to mistreat me In a variety of ways,
which It Is not luccsiary now to divulge,
and continually suggested thnt we should
lie separated, and from what I havo
learned In the last six weeks I now be
lieve that he was actuated throUKliout
with the evident Intention of having me
leave tho country so that I would not di
vulge my Information of his Illegal opera
tions or reproach hlm further with my
suggestions concerning the same. In any
event, I finally left for Paris upon his ex.
press promise and agreement to piovldu
for me.
"This promise wus kept for a time and
then discontinued, and upon the fsco of
tho sltuutlon It looks as though I was In
the same position as any other creditor.
The statement made by Mr. Hleg-l and
others In thn public presa that bn hnd
furnished me with vast moiiejs and that
I wanted his funds and led him Into ex
travagance both here and abroad la all
absolutely without foundation."
fnyt H-e Una l.iirue Assets,
Mrs. Hlegel suys that she Is without
propsrtj or money, that she was com
pelled lo sue fur divorce to protect her
rights. When Slegel was suppoked lo
have an Income exceeding (.evernl liundrid
thousand dollars a ye.ir, she snys, he did
not give her over $21,000 a year to m.iln
tain his elaborate establishments.
The statement snys that Slegel's pre
tended losses In mint mcio feu years
ngo nt least and that pow "he, lins very
large stock Investments In corporatloni
other than the uiurcantlln companies con,
trolled by hlm."
Mrs. Hlem-l denies that Hlegel mndn any
settlements on Mr. Julia Slegel r.iven-
dlh or to hur daughter when they
were marrlud and charges that be In
duoed his son-in-law's family to Invest
In his companies and to sign seven year
contracts to ship oil to hlm from exten
slvo olive orchards. They went Into busi
ness on ths atrtngth of this, sht sayi,
borrowed monty on tromsndous financial
responsibilities, nnd hnd to sue him before
he would pay them.
Bho deplores the "situation" of the poor
depositors In the "alleged bank," which
was not even exnmlncil, she says, but she
adds she Is left In the same situation
financially as the "other people whom he
has victimized."
Mr. Foran of the Netherland denied the
possibility of misconduct by Slegel In the
hotel without the management knowing
about it, Slegel cama to the hotel, he said,
August SS, 1910, had a suite of two
rooms and bath, nnd left February S3,
1911. Tho only femalo visitors, Foran said
he and his employers In the hotel were
ready to swear, was his daughter, Julia
F. Slegel Cavendish, who came January
2E, 1911, had an adjoining suito and left
Februnry 18,
The manager declared that nt tho time
Slegil was at the hotel several Smiths,
one a maiden lady, "0 years old, were
there. J I J said ids counsel. Louts F. Doyle,
had been consulted about a damage suit
against Mrs. Slegel. Doyle later called
up ex-Judge Itockwood, Mrs. Slegel's
counsel, nnd heard the divorce complaint
read to hlm over the telephone The suit
was not filed yesterday, presumably be
causo Slegel was not served with tho
papers.
llfforts to tracu the two women named
In Mrs. Slegel's suit. Miss Smith, a trained
nurse, and Mrs. Kddy of Dorchester, were
fruitless.
CLARKE WINS IN ARKANSAS.
I.nst Itrturns (ilvi- Hlm 3.11 Mnlorlty
Contest Ilmpepled.
Littlr Hock, Ark.. March 31. The last
election returns to-day showed James P.
Clarke as the successful candidate for his
own sest In the L'nlted States Senate.
Until that moment the returns had been
overwhelmingly for W. F. Klrby, his
opponent. The voto shows 6e,02t fur
Clarke and 87,793 for Klrby. This gives
Clarke a majority of 231 votes.
Judge Klrby will contest the election on
the ground of alleged suspicious circum
stances connected with the bringing In of
the voto of Polnsette county. This vote
was brought in by Cljde Coin, a Stale
Senator, author of the Arkansas prohibi
tion law. Oolng. It 1 said, brought In an
entliely different sit of flsures from those
given for Polnsette county at Unit.
EXTRA SESSION ABOUT JUNE 1.
tilnn Will ot Cnll It rill After
III :il I Wmili- With limn.
Albakv, March 31. Oov. fllynn an
nounced to-ulght that the extra fcenaliin
to comdder appronrtatloiin for the sup
port of the Mate government would not
be held until after the thirty ilayn
granted to the Governor for considering)
bills Wt for executive action after ad
journment of the Legislature.
Thli period will expire on April ST,
and the extra elon la not looked for
beforo the latter part of May, perhaps j
early In June. It Ih imth-lpated that
every rpecl.il appropriation bill amoi.i,
th thirty day bills will he vetoed by 1
tiov (.iMin o that all aiiiruirl:itlo!i..
p-isular nnd pperlal. may be considered a"
.he grounds of tin- extra xslou. I
MME. CALVE REALLY ROBBED.
I, nam Jrortrj mill Tell Poller It'
.Vol I'remi .turn! Yum.
ffitclnt CaM 'f-afr.'. In Til Sin,
Nici:, March 31 Mme. Calve, the prima
donna, ha l-n robbed of her complete
outfit of Jewelry by her valet, who en
caped to Italy. Tim whiKer In reporting
the robbery to tin- police, declared that It
wan not a press actnt's yarn.
WEYERHAUSER SINKING,
l.nmlierninu' Conilltlnii Wrr nnil
Dentil I ahl to Hi- enr.
Pasahkna, Mureh 31.- With all but two
of Ills children grouped with their mother
atut his biilnlde i'iedrlck W. Weyer
luuser Is making to-nluht what Is ex
pected to prove his Inrt stand against
death.
A bulletin fiom the bedside lo-nlKht
states that the nRed lumberman's condi
tion has become worse, nnd friends of the
family say that the end Is very near.
I.at night oxyiran was administered In
small quantities. Pneumonia has Increased
the diiiutPr threatened by tho cold which
he contracted a week airo.
SAY MISCING BOYS ARE SAFE.
Clnin IHtiKer lleelnrr Oulitiilnv Mtlp
PleUeil I'p CnnorUl,
Two clam dippers told a story' yester
day which lead the jmiIIcp to believe that
the two liys who went out In a canon
from HeiiFonhuist on Sunday and did nut
re.jrn were picked up by an outward
hound tank steamer.
Tho dippers, William Ilecker of llay
Forty-teventh street, Ulmer Park, und
William Cromwell, say that on Sunday
about 3 :3U o'clock they were illKitinp
clams on Homer Khonl, about midway
between Coney Island nnd Sniuly Hook
They saw a canon wllh two boys win
weiu yelling for help nnd started toward
them.
When they pot nenr enouph so that
fiomwtl! could dlstlnpulsh tho face ot
one (he Identlrted the boy as Thomas
Jord.in after seelnp his photopniph) a
tank steamer nhoved her lenpth belwien
thn clammer.i' hunt unci the Cuttoe nnd
slopped. When she had ptnt on again
the canoe nil boys had disappeared, mi
Cromwell liulleveH they were picked up.
The p.irnntH of tho boys, Thomas Jor
dan of 4tfi Seventy-fifth street, Brook
lyn, nnd Clarence llruwn, IBS ll.iy Thirty
fourth street, Heiisonhurst, think that
Cromwell's story clear up the myvteiy
und that they w 111 soon hear from their I
sons.
ONLY NOISE IS IN THE NAME.
Ilxt'krl Street ItestilenU Wmit
Mnleter Title for Tliiirouwiifitrc,
Prntcstlwr that Hucket street Is mi In
appropriate name for a ipilet nelphbor
liood, rf'ldents of that thoroughfare In
the llldpewood section of Queens have
linked the Hoard of Aldermen to have
their streit renamed,
They say Hint for thirty yeiir or more
the street war. known us Viinderveei- u,..
line, and was imund fi r an old loiiu Isl
and famll Some years iiitu thn name
Hucket street was substituted for Vnnder
veer nvenue, while Vandcrveer place, somu
dlttnnce awtiy, wu ehu lipid to Vandcr
veer avenue. The petitioners sny that thn
name Kacket street la detrimental to the
neighborhood.
HOUSE PASSES TOLLS REPEAL
BY 86, DESPITE CLARK'S PLEA
STRIKING SENTENCES IN CLARK'S SPEECH.
There is no personal Issue between the President of the United States
and myself. I trust there never will be.
President Wilson does not desire a breach in the Democratic party. I do
not desire a breach in the Democratic party and there is no breach In the
Democratic party.
I can be happy without being President; I can be happy without the
Speakership.
I never hinted to any human being that I would be a Presidential can
didate in ioi6, and I am not a candidate.
If President Wilson makes a success of his administration he will be re
nominated and reelected In 1916; but if he makes a failure, which God forbid,
'he nomination will not be worth having.
The amazing request of the President for the repeal, like the peace of
God, passeth all understanding.
The repeal means the practical abandonment of tho Monroe Doctrine.
I have steadfastly supported the President until we were called upon to
bolt the platform. I absolutely refuse to do any such thing.
We want war with no nation, but rather than surrender our right to our
complete sovereignty over every square foot of our globe encircling domain
we will cheerfully and courageously face a world In arms.
I would rather-see the Panama Canal blown up than controlled by the
English. We most earnestly desire peace with all nations; we will buy peace
from none.
Now may the God of our fathers who nerved 3,000,000 backwoods Ameri
cans to fling the gage of battle into the face of the mightiest nation of the world
lead members to vote so as to prevent this stupendous folly -tin's degradation
of the American people and this unspeakable humiliation of the American
republic.
RICH MEN ADOPT
NAMELESS WAIFS
Hnker, Konnody HHr. Takes
One; Columbia Professor
Gets the Other.
Two little children of unknown parent
ape became the foster children and heirs
of families of wealth and social position
yesterday through orders signed by
Surrogate Kowler. One of the children, a
little girl, becomes entitled to part of the
fortune of Henry Italnbrldgo ll.iker of
113 West Flfty-tlfth street, one of the
nephews of the late. John S. Kennedy,
the bunker, w-ho left an estate of
,O0O,00O.
The other child, a little boy, was
adoptfd by Wesley Ciftlr Mitchell, pro
fissor of economics at Columbia Uni
versity, and 1.1s wife, Mrs. I.ucy S.
Mitchell of 37 West T.nth street.
Both children found home through the
agency of the State Charities Aid Associa
tion, which mulnt.ilti a home, finding
bureau for children.
Mr. Hakr applied to the Surrogate
for an order pirmlltlng him to adopt a
little Kirl lipid 2 )ear and 5 months.
Mr. Haker's petition said that he Is a
peri-on of hubstuntl.il means, well able to
provUbj a homo for the little plrl and
treat her as hi lawful child.
He explained that he was divorced fiom
his wlfo under the laws of New Jirsey on
October 27, lttll. -nd that the custody of
his son. Henry Martyn Haker, now 13
j ears old, wus awarded to him. Ho told
Surrogato Kowler that he Uealrtd to adopt
the llttlo homeless girl as a ooinpiiiilou
fur his son.
The little girl was committed to tho
Department of Public Charities us a
foundling on l'ebruary SI. 1S12 Later
thu State Charities Aid Association un
dertook to find a homo for her and she
was placed temporarily In tho care of
Mr. Haker In l'ebruary. 1013.
"My boy and I liaui come to love tho
llttlo girl very much and It Is largely
at hla request that I uppllul for permis
sion to udopt her." said Mr. Halter. "She
Is u leautlful child and wull worthy of
the love of any parent.
"Hver since my little boy was old
enough to talk he has asked me to brim;
him home a little sister for Christmas,
l'.ven when lm grew older he st 111 talked
about It on eery I'lirlsiuias Day. Tho
but I could do to satisfy his wish was
to udopt this little girl, and foi that
reason I have done It. My son Is now- In
tho II. U School In l't'lins-ylwiniu, nnd he
ran scarcely wait until vacation time to
come home and see his llttlo sister"
Tho Isiy's mother, who was Vliglma
I.oe of lloston, was married to Mr. Hiker
in lSI'S. She sued for a divou-e in New
Jersey In 111 10, Tho court gave her a
decree, but awarded the custody of tho
boy to the father.
After her dlvoice Mrs. Haker marrteu
Thomas Cary Welch, asslrtant executive
seeietary of the Philippine (lovernment,
and wept to the Islands to live. She ciwnn
hero a year ago to sen her son. Ioirnliig
that he was attending a bojs school tn
West rift -ninth street, she met hlm on
the street nt tin noon recess and took hlm
to lunch with her nt tun W uldorf in r.plte
of the protest of the bus's n.irn-. Mr.
Haker was notllhd at unco and Imrrlnl to
the hotel with his attorney. The motliir
was permlltid to finish luncheon with hor
son, when she look him back to the nchool
In tltnn for his afternoon's work.
Prof. Mitchell of Columbia said In his
pitltlon to Surrogate Kowler that lie
wanted to adopt "aeorge Taylor," u boy
lsim on May 20, 1913, whoso parents are
not known to the authorities. Prof, Mlt
civil said that he and his wife were worth
more than $100,000 and that It would In
to the boy's advantage to become their
foster child. The child became a public
ward In the Nursery and Child's Hospital
and remained In the hospital mom than
six months, when the State CliiirlllCH Aid
Association found n hon.n for the child
with Prof and Mm. Mitchell.
Prof. Mitchell, who Is 10 years old, was
University of California lecturer at Har
vard beforo he was called to Columbia,
Ho Is one of the leading authorities on
economics In thn country.
finKKN KTIlll'K M on II.
Tils WhLikey for Connnliieura.
ANDK12W UUl&H A CO.. Udlnburkb. Udtf,
ROCKEFELLER GIFT
FOR ANIMAL STUDY
Oil Kiiisr Ms SI. 000.000 to
Institute'" Endowment
Fund.
The Hockefeller Institute for Medical
Hesearch. at Avnun H and Sixty-sixth
street, announced yesterday that It ha
recelvtd from Johi P. Hockefeller $1,000.
000 as an addition to Its genernl indow
tnen. for the puris of organizing a
department for the study of animal
dlstasi-s. It announced alo a pledge of
IK0.000 from Jnmi-i J. Hill to aid In the
study of ho cholera.
Heretofore tiie Institute has confined
Its Investigation to r-'sesrch wo-k In the
fundamental problems of biological
science and to Investigations In the field
of human disease. The formal announce
ment of the opening Ir. the near future of
Its new department contains this state
ment of the scopo of tbe liinulry :
"Animal disease an- Importnnt not
only because of their economic signifi
cance but because of their close relation
ship to human diseases. The loss to the
country intnUed by animal diseases Is
to be calculated not only In terms of
nulmala destioyed but with reference to
tho illeeou raging i fleets ol. etiteiprlso In
animal husbandn which such ep.demliM
us the recent epidemic of hug cholera
always exert. It his been estimated that
In tho Northwest alone hog cholera has
killed 160.0o0.000 worth of swine during
the last year.
"In the history of mcdlual science the
work of Pasteur on inthiax and the more
recent observations In this countiy on
Tex.cs feer In cattle which opened the
door to present knowUdge concerning
ln-.ct e.irrieis of malaria, yillow feer
and other disease tiro conspicuous
Illustrations of Hie aluo ot studies on
animal dlM-asm."
It was said at the otlkv of the institute
that no announcement will bo made us to
where the animal research work will ho
c.iukd on until after thu organization
of the department Is completed.
Mr. HockefelU-r's gift was made through
the Kducatlon Hoard.
When the Hockefeller Institute was
opened Octob r 17, HHe, Mr. Hockefeller
celf liruted ihe eent by glv.tig 3,s20,0lii
In securltiis to bo added to the then
existing tudoumcnl fund, making Hie tola!
-ndowineiit of the Institute 111 properties
mid money Iv'.MO.oun. wllh tin actual in
come lx.irlng endowment of Jrt.tL'o.flOU.
It is undertUiHsl that one of the big
featuris ot the work of tin new depart
merit will be a study of cattle tuberculosis,
w.th which so many cows are ulfis-ieil
throughout tho country. Hnvltui tuber
culiihln Is often contracted by persom
through tin bac illi In milk thai Is not
properly pasleiirUed. The Stum pays
thousands of dollars annually to cattle
ralsi-i imd tarmeis for tuhetcuioio cows
that lire condemn d and killed by order
of Inspector of the Stiito Agricultural
Department.
HOG CHOLERA LOSS, $75,000,000.
Alumni 1 1 in I ii mi iilimil liidiisir)
ll Sei-luilM M I'llliee.
WaHIII.v-.ton, March 111 Experts of
the Department of Agriculture estimate
that the annual loss fiom hog cholera
In thn l'nlted Stan Is f 7.1,000.100. They
regards Its eradication us one of the most
serious problems thnt faces the bureau
ot animal Indu.stn, for the lots caused
by It le approximately ns great ns that
from nil other animal diseases combined.
Tho loss from hogs killed outright by
cholera In 191 was estimated nt M10,
000,000. The loss to the ho;; Industry
Indirectly resulting from tin- disease was
about JlD.000,000 more. The cholera Is
most common in the corn Stutcn ot tin
West nnd South. The two other chief
animal diseases are cattle tuberculosis
und Texas fecr.
Stntlslks upon the annual losses from
these two diseases lie.-r have le i gath
ered by the Department of Agriculture
Texan fever nnd cuttlo tubeuui.ials do
not cause anything like the number of
death thut cuolcra doe.i, but the loss to
iho eattlo industry through Illness, Inter
ferencu with reproduction and making
eattlo unfit for marketing Is heavy The
Iossch run Into liMiiy millions of dollars
year.
Measure Goes Through With
Machiuolike Rapidity
After Speeches.
ONLY 52 DEMOCRATS
ARK OPPOSED TO IT
Repeal Has Support of 25 Re
publicans and Two
Progressives.
CLARK GETS OVATION
FROM CROWDED HOUSE
He Denounces tlio Rill as
Degradation and
Surrender.
FLASHES OF IRONY
T KM PER HIS ADDRESS
Hepuhlicans to Make Tolls a
Political JsMie Senate
.Situation in Doubt.
WARiiiNTrrov, Mnrch 31 Tho Admin
istration bill repealing the tolls exemp
tion provision In tho Panama Canal act
wns passed by the House this evening,
IMS to 162.
President Wilson thus carried the day
over Champ Clnrk and the other blf
Congres leaders by thn Impressive ma
jority of Sii.
Tho following tabulation shows Just
how party linen wer.i drawn in th
voto
FOR. AGAINST.
nemofrntu SSI Democrat . ... Ml
Itrpnldlrnn ... 25 Republican ... 98
1'rogrestlres .. 2 I'rogrrsshe . in
Total .7 i'ts Total . . ma
I The repeal bill mov (roes :- me S-inte,
1 where the contest will be very close.
J Probably n month'n debate will be necea
, sary In that body with tho likelihood of
i bltterne.sii and rancor in tho Demo
cratic party becoming dally more pro
nounced. Friend., of tip- President acknowledge
j to-night that the bill now ha a mar
i nin of only two votes In the upper
branch of tho national legislature
j Further Wound Inflicted.
i President WiNon's victory In tho
I Hottee wns pnlned utter further wounds
I had been Inllleteil upon tho body of tho
j Democratic organization.
Speaker champ Clark delivered ono
I of the most roninrkabl speeches that
' hat) been heard In Congress In many
i years. Whllo utti-tnptinK to kIobs over
his personal controversy with th
1 President Mr Clark attacked the
' attitude of the Administration un-
cparinglj.
j In e fleet lie neeiiaril the President
of In-1 n k n repudlnfor of the Demo
jeriillo platform nnd nf prniKMlnaT an
' iin-Aiiirrleiiii surrender to Oreat
Ilrllnln. .
"A stupendous folly, a degradation of
the American people nnd uiijpeaUabl.i
humiliation of tho republic," was tho
wuy In which Mr. Clark i harncterlzed
tho President's repeal proposal
Incidentally Speaker Clark disclaimed
any Intention of advam-lntr h a own
political fortunes In 1010, declartnR that
President Wilson If ll success would
bo renominated nnd reelected, and If
ii failure tin- notnlr.atlon would not b
worth bavins for any Hi mocrat.
Mr. Clark'M ;i:t.o U upon the President
und the vot- In thn House, presented
one of no -noit ln.pre-sive s -ei -s C-
gross bus witnessed in ecent years,
More ii Miisler Ttinn llrr.
President A llsnn emcrueft from
the first eliUMUemell t In the tolls
hnllle nioro certainty llir mnaler of
hi puny Hum lie hit Mer been
lHf nre.
In opposition to tin most powerful
lenders In i'oiiKI'iis he has c.iund the
House not only to reverse Itself on the
tolls iiirstlon but tn repudiate n plank
of the I leinocriitli- platform.
Ho lins done tills without even gllng
tho llouso the details of the reason
why lie has sought tho change or with
out even basing his plea on the ground
at n treaty violation,
The President will now lf called nn
to i-M-ivIsi ht.s siii-ngtli to criihh tho
factionalism born in tho ptesc-i-t cun
trovers .
HOUSE ACTS AS MACHINE.
I'iie Hei-eul Hill In n Men in llnllv
tin mier,
Wasiii.c.tov, Maich St The actual
p.is .k- of Hie 'i peal bill came as an nutl.
rllnu to tlo- i M ltemeiit which had per
vaded 'hr gnat hall of the House ip to
and during tho rematkiiblo speech of
Champ Chirk,
1 It wii preceded by a brief speech by
Heprenentutlve Adamson, who had led th
Administration force through the lone

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