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WASHINGTON. D. 0.. WEDNESDAY 3IAY 29. 1912.-TWELVE PAGES
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IN NEW JERSEY
Question Is, How Much Can Taft Save Out
of Wreck? T. R, Workers Claim Twenty
two Delegates Out of Twenty-eight.
GOV. WILSON CARRIES THE STATE
ON THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET
TJew York, May 3. Theodore Roose
velt carried the New Jersey Presidential
primaries against President Taft to-day
by a decisive popular majority.
Roosevelt will have twenty-two of the
twenty-eight delegates to the Republican
About 50 per cent of the registered
Republican vote of the State was cast
at the primaries, the polls for which
opened at 1 o'clock and .closed at s
On the Democratic side, only one-third
of the registered vote was cast, and the
interest was very much less keen than
In the Republican contest, because Wood
row Wilson was unopposed by any other
candidate for the nomination.
Speaker Clark refused to permit his
name to be put on the primary ballot in
New Jersey against Gov. Wilson. Just as
he refused to permit his name to go on
the Ohio ballot against Gov. Harmon.
Mr. Clark left each State, as a matter
of courtesy'to the "favorite son."
Unlimtructea Oppose Wilson.
The delegates pledged to Gov. Wilson
were, therefore, opposed by other dele
gates marked on he ballot "unln
strutted " As oters had no way of
signifying their preference for any
candidate except Gov. Wilson Tie seems
to have, polled, outside of Essex County,
a large majority of the Democratic votes
The six delegates from Essex County
w.ll vote against Gov. Wilson In the
Democratic national convention. There
v. ill be no unit rule. It Is probable
that Gov. Wilson will have the other
twenty -two votes.
Farmer. Psor Taft.
Taft appeared to make the best showing
in the farming districts.
The victories of CoL Roosevelt ranged
from I to 1 to 4 to 1. All the majorities
for President Taft were small.
It was estimated that Roosevelt had
carried Hudson County, in which Bay
onne. Jersey City, and Hoboken are sit
uated, by a majority of S.00O.
The La Follette vote was very small all
over the State.
The Sevcim District, in which Is sit
uated in Patrraon. . we nt for Roosevelt
by a majority of 400 on the returns up
to midnight. - I
Col William Barbour. Hepubllcan un
instructed de'egate. appears to be hold
ing his on with tae regulars in fas-
Return up to midnight from all sec
tions of the StMr showed that In ltd
r.f the 1.799 precincts In the State. Roose
velt had received 4.501 votes and Taft,
2.S3S. In the same districts La Fol-
iette's vote was only 131.
I,n Kollette nil Also nan.
. STRIKE SPREADS
JOHN D. EVADES
PLEADS I FORGET
Rockefeller Proves Hard Task
for Adroit Examiner in
ON THE STAND TWO HOURS
Half-dozen of Corporation's Law
yers Flank Magnate and Sug
gest Evasive Replies.
All Transport Workers in Large
Seaports Follow Action of
FAMINE DANGER IS IMMINENT
In many of the districts La Follette
rvceived no votes, and in the others only
one or two.
In Elizabeth, Roosevelt carried the city
and suburbs apparently by a vote of
three to one.
Th- Seventh Congressional District
w-nt by the board for Roosevelt, al
though it had been conceded to Taft. and
the Sixth, considered a sure district for
Roosevelt, showed remarkable strength
for the President, with a chance of his
Somerville. N. J . May IS. Small vote
out. about one-third of enrollment. WI1
fon leading the antls about four to one.
Tft leading Roosevelt about the same.
Trenton for Roosevelt.
Trenton. N. J.. May IS. Early indica
tions -to-night point to a Roosevelt vlc
tor in Mercer County by about 1,000 plu
ralltv over President Taft. Somerset and
Hunterdon Counties, the other counties
of the Fourth Congressional District, ap
parently are following suit
. The first twenty out of Trenton's sixty
six precincts give Roosevelt 619 prefer
ential votes to MI for Taft with their dele
gates running in about the same order.
"Wilson Has 10 to 1 Majority.
Cape May. N. J., May IS. About 45 -per
cent, of the vote of last fall cast ballots
In primaries to-day and with the returns
In at 9 o'clock showing many precincts
complete and estimating on the same
Continued on Poire Tiro,
London. May IS, The dock and trans
port strike to-day spread to the majority
of the important seaports of the United
(Kingdom. In response to orders from the
central headquarters of the dock and
transport workers, freight handlers went
out In Liverpool. Southampton. Glasgow,
Belfast, Manchester, and other coast
cities. With the spread of the strike
into a national movement the situation
reached its most serious stage as It
showed the determination of the leaders
to put into executlion their threat to "tie
up the United Kingdom."
This makes more Imminent the danger
of a famine.
In addition to the crippled condition of
maritime traffic the port electricians are
threatening to go out and the carmen,
who are already out in London, are
threatening to make their walk out na
tional. Unloading of ships bearing food stuffs,
and the transportation of the cargoes
under police escort continued to-day.
reariy iwu ponce were engaged in pro
tecting the. docks and the Wains which
bore the food stuffs to warehouses and
Taxicab Service Crippled.
Taxicab service la already crippled
from a shortage of petrol caused by the
lightermen's strike. Unless the strike la
soon settled It Is likely 'that taxicab
service In London, will soon. hav tn b
. j -----a --3- -
rnspeaneu-entireiy. "StrIerfus Samuel,
chairman of the Shell Petrol Comnanv.
declared to-day that the petrol famine
resulted from the official rule that all
petrol must be stored at Thames Haven,
which is accessible only by the Thames
River. This is done to Insure safety.
There is plenty of fuel at Thames Ha
ven, but It cannot be reached.
A band of strikers tried to overturn a
meat ran near the East India docks this
afternoon, but were driven off. and sev
eral arrests were made. Stones were
thrown and a number of windows were
A committee of strikers was received
In conference by Home Secretary Mc
Kenna. Government to Intervene.
It was seml-officlally learned that the
government has decided to Interfere if
the national strike assumes a serious
character. The government has hesi
tated In the belief that the dock and
transport workers In ether ports would
refuse to obey the order to quit.
A mass meeting of strikers, bigger
man Sunday a demonstration. In which
15.000 engaged, has been called for to
morrow on Tower HI1L
EXECUTORS ASK AID
TO PAY DEATH TAX
Steam Holier. Splits Texas Repub
lican Convention and National
Committee Will Decide Status.
Fort Worth, Tex., May at The steam
roller split -the State Republican con
tention here to-day, and Roosevelt and
Taft forces held separate conventions.
Each convention elected eight delegates-at-large
to the national convention, thus
giving the National Committee another
contest to decide. Roosevelt, however,
is certain of nearly all of the thirty
two district delegates as a result of the
The rival meetings were enlivened by
emphatic condemnations of the other
de. The Taft men scored both "Col
onels" as demagogues, and the Roose
velt party scored the Taft peopla for
cult ling because they realized they had
no cnance to win by fair or foul means.
Frictlcally all of the Taft wfng was
composed of Federal officeholders:
Elected laeroue Captain.
Bethlehem, Pa., May IS. H. D. Jay. of
Baltimore, was to-day elected captain
oi the ISIS lacrosse team of Lehigh
Unless It Is Given, the Estate of
Consuelo, Duchess of Man
chester, Will Be Sold.
New York, May IS. Voc Brabazon,
who Is Viscount Duncannon and Thomas
Rawle, both of London,' the English ex
ecutors of the estate of the late Con
suelo, Dowager Duchess of Manchester,
have appealed to the American execu
tors of the Duchess' estate to save the
family Jewels, the family heirlooms, and
the family mam ion In London from be
ing sold at auction.
This fact became known to-day when
the American executors filed their judicial
accounting and asked the Surrogate to
pass on their accounts. They announced
that the English executors have been
forced to appeal to them for aid because
the English court has taxed the Duchess
estate about S35S.500, holding that the
Dowager ducbrss was a resident of Lon-1
New York. May 3. John D. Rocke
feller was subjected to a grueling ex
amination to-day by Samuel Unter-
myer In the proceedings instituted In
Missouri by the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany to prevent that former subsidiary
of the Standard Oil Trust from again
falling into the control of Rockefeller
The examination was conducted before
Special Commissioner A. L. Jacobs, ap
pointed by the Missouri court to take
testimony In the legal defense II. Clay
Pierce, president of the Waters-Pierce
Oil Company, Is making against the con
tinued domination of the company by
the masters of the old Oil Trust, which
is supposed to have been dissolved by
the decree of the Supreme Court of the
For two hours Mr. Rockefeller was In
the witness chair. Brown as a nut and
freckled as a tirkey egg, the world's
richest man stood the ordeal without
apparent fatigue, pain or embarrass
ment. Avoids Simple Questions.
Mr. Rockefeller proved a hard task for
the adroit and skilful Mr. Untermyer.
The lawyer could have finished with the
witness In a few minutes had Mr Rocke
feller not artfully and persistently
avoided giving direct answers to simple
questions. All Untermyer wanted to
elicit was why he had given his proxy
lo De voted by men avowedly unknown
to him at the last annual election of
directors of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com-
Panj. But Mr. Rockefeller never did
tell, except In a vague, unsatisfactory
way. The examining lawyer stormed and
raged at him at times, and again would
laugh and plead But all to little effect
upon Mr. Rockefeller, who insisted upon
maklrg what Mr. Untermjer called
"speeches" Instead of giving direct an
swers. At the conclusion of fte examination.
Mr. Untermyer declared that he had fi
nally achieved what he had started to
do. This was the admission by Mr.
Rockefeller that "a group of 'gentlemen
.are still directing the pollclesof " Stand
ard Oil from the same old stand al num
ber IS Broadway.
Flares Up Only Once.
Mr. Rockefeller's personsl counsel,
George W Murray, sat by his side and
frequently had violent collisions with
Mr Untermyer by interrupting the wit
ness' answers or adroitly suggesting re
plies Austin G. Fox and a half-dozen
other Standard Oil lawyers also were
ranged around the Commissioner s table
All of them, as well as the hundred or
more spectators and scores of reporters
and artists who crowded Mr. L'nter-
myers library lo the limit, were kept
in an almost constsnt titter by the sin
uous manner In which Mr Rockefeller
twisted himself out of the Untermyer
grip. Only once did the witness show the
fire of spirit that has made him the
world's greatest money king. That was
when Mr. Untermyer declared that
"there had been no cutting loose of the
Standard Oil parts, but a holding tight"
"There has been a cutting loose and
TOO MUCH KNOCKING
WITHIN THE CHURCH,,
SAYS BAPTIST MINISTER
Dei Moines, Iowa, May 3. "There Is
o much knocklng'wlthin the church that
tha members cannot hear the knocking
of opportunity from without the Rev.
Bustand, of Cleveland, Ohio, told the
Northern Baptists to-day.
He declared that If the members of the
churches wpuld end their dissensions the
organizations wouia increase rapidly.
SENATOR L0RIMER, AGAINST
ADVICE OP PHYSICIANS,
LEAVES FOR CAPITAL
Chicago, May "3. Against tha advice
of bis physician Senator William Lorimer
announced today that he would leave
during the afternoon for Washington.
Lorimer refused to confirm or deny the
report that bis departure for the Eaat
waa hastened b the visit of Vice Presi
dent Sherman Saturday.
SMOKE OVERCOMES FIVE
FIREMEN IN BALTIMORE
Baltimore, Md., May H Five firemen
were overcome by smoke or Injured by
falls during a stubborn fire this morning
In the six-story warehouse In Pratt
Street occupied by T. J. O'Connor &
Sons, harness and saddlery manufactur
ers. The damage amounted to 160,000.
Several near-by firms suffered loss by
the flood of water poured into the burn
ing structure by a flreboat, a number
of engines, and the high-pressure service.
KOSHER BUTCHERS REFUSE
TO PAY HIGH PRICES
AND JEWS ARE MEATLESS
Chicago. May IS. Because the Kosher
butcher "trust" a week ago resolved not
to buy more cattle at the stock yards,
there Is a meat famine among the orth
odox Jews here to-day. The Kosher
butchers asserted that they were forced
to pay from to 6 centa a pound more
than Gentile butchers. The stock on
hand was soon exhausted.
Then the orthodox Jews raided the
chicken market Now the available
chicken supply has been exhausted, and
even the supply of smoked fish Is gone
Th butchers have locked up their shops
and the orthodox Jews are without meat
of any kind.
AS COMPANY 0
Commanded By Gapt. R. E.
Cougiilin, McKinley's Crack
Cadets March to Victory.
LEADER IS HERO OF THE DAY
Gen. Leonard Wood Presents Prize
Bunting Am Id Cheering and Waving
of Banners at Ball Park.
With more than 11,000 persona cheering
and waving banners In a delirium of ex
citement, and the cohorts of McKlnley
High School shouting, stamping, and ap
plauding In a frenzy of Joy, Company C
of the High School Cadet Regiment.
commanded by Capt R. E. CoughUn.
marcheti to victory yesterday afternoon
in the twenty-fifth annual drill at Ameri
can League Park.
with pandemonium reigning in the
crowded stands, the band playing an
Inspiring march, and the big field echoing
Sends Glasi Eye to Laundry.
Chicago, May a. D. A. Mal
colm, of Butte, Mont, Inadvert
ently sent bis glass eye to the
laundry done up- In a handker
chief. The article waa recov
ered by a bell boy of the Hotel
TO OUST HADEBO
Advices Say Emissary from Mexi
can Body Is on Way to
Treat with Leader.
TO BATTLE WITH
Day Passes Without News of
Clash In Province of Orl-
ente with Blacks.
HAVANA DENIES BRIBE
0E0ZC0 DECLINES TO TALK
Chihuahua, Mexico. May IS. Advlcei
have been received at the headquarters
of Gen. Croxco. the rebel leader, thtt an
emissary representing the majority In the
Mexican Congress Is on his way here to
propose to Orozco that If he will recog
nise Congress the majority of that body
will remove President Madero from office.
There Is no Information as to when the
delegatea will arrive. Gen. Orozco de
clines to commit himself on the matter.
Conditions Are Worse.
Conditions In Southern Mexico are
much worse, according to dispatches re
ceived at the State Department yester-
MAJ. GEN. WOOD PRESENTING FLAG.
MORE THAN HUNDRED
KILLED IN STAMPEDE
AT PICTURE SHOW
Madrid. May IS.The death Hit In the
explosion and fire which wrecked the
Clnemategraph Theater at Villa Real last i
night, will probably go over 100 Eighty
three bodies had been recovered up to j
noon today, and others were supposed
to be In the ruins Two hundred persons
were Injured In the panic whl.'h followed
the explosion of a moving picture show,
and of these, many will die.
The machine exploded while an ex
hibition was being given. Instantly the
hundreds among the .spectators were
terrorised- and stampeded' ' Hundreds!
were irampiea. j-Tre which followed the
explosion wrecked the building.
3aam&&hli& HL jHl 99flsissHL TTj "j , 1C v"5536sS -
Officials Refute Story That Colore j
Leaders Were Offered $40,000
Chief or Start of the- Army act of tut-dlns; boating; to Capt.
E. Conhlan, (nmuander of Com m fry C. C--v
EMPLOYE OF CIRCUS
KILLED IN COUPLING
CARS AT FREIGHT YARD
While coupling two coaches of the spe
cial train of th Young Wild West and
Far East shows about 1 o'clock this
morning In the B O. freight yards. In
New York Avenue Northeast. Joseph
Nao. forty-five ears old. employed as
a "razoback" with the squad of peg
drivers, was instantly killed when his
head was causnt between bumpers.
The ambulance from Casualty Hospital
was summoned, but when the physicians
In charge arrived they pronounced Nayo
dead. The body was taken to the hos
pital, while relatives who are believed
to live at UU Eastern Avenue. Haiti
more, we-e notified by t'ol. Cummins,
the manafclug director of the show.
JOHN D. ROCKCFELLGn,
no holding tight," flared up Mr. Rocke-
don and domiciled tn England at the time feller. In a voice that could be heard In
of her death, the death- dutlea must be ,he outer hal1- He leaned far over to-
levied there on her entire estate. English
Tornado Wrecks Totvn.
Tulsa, OkUu, May IS. It w rtporjr.a
thai the town of Sklatook. Uf-eea mil'.
north of here, waa wrecked by a torna
dl early to-day. Fourteen persras are
ported killed and many morj Iiijun-d.
It happena that the English estate In
cludes very little except the famous Man
chester Jewels, the household effects. Die
tures, and heirlooms and the lease of the
ramlly mansion at o Grosvenor Square.
To "Vote on Horse Rarlnit.
Baton .Rouge, La., May IS. A bill waa
Introduced in the lower house of the
Legislature to-day to leave the question
pf again permitting horse racing In
Louisiana-to a vote of the people. The
bill provides for a State racing commis
sion and the use of the Paris mutuels
system of betting.
Confederate Scout Dend.
Chattanooga. Tenn.. May 3. Dr. R. a
Sloan, who was a scout In the Confederate
army under Gen. Braxton Bragg, died
here to-dayr He was eighty-one years
Tint Bnnt ,1. Dj-lnir. t
New York. May IS. Tim Hurst, forrn-r
biseball expert and boxing referee, ud
manager of the Madison Square Athl-tlc
Club Is dying of a complication .of- dis
eases, at his home In Rockaway Park.
ward his tormenter when he said this,
and pounded the table with his open
right hand. At other times Mr. Rocke
feller cooed at Mr. Untermyer softly and
To only the first question put to him
after he was sworn did Mr. Rockefeller
give a ready and brief reply ThU was
as to where he lived. He said that his
legal residence waa 40 West fifty-fourth
Street, New Yprk, but at present he was
living on his country estate In the Po
cantillo Hills. When he was told by Mr.
Untermyer that there were no more
questions to be asked. Mr. Rockefeller,
beaming benignly upon the lawyer, said:
"Don't spare, Mr. Untermyer. 1 am here
to give you all the Information which
I have and which the court may want"
OCCUPIES A SEAT ON
FLOOR OF THE HOUSE
When John R Lynch, colored, of
Natchez. Miss . presented himself at the
entrance of the Speaker's lobby of the
House yesterday afternoon and asked B.
F Heartsell. a doorkeeper who halls from
Georgia, for admission to the sacred pre
cincts of the House floor, he started a
flurry which lasted for more than an
Before Lynch had completed his visit,
he was occupying a seat In the House
and calmly discussing matters political
with some of the older Reppubllcan mem
bers, despite blank looks from Southern
Lynch is a former member of Congress
from Mississippi He .served from the
Third District of that State in the Forty
third. Forty-fourth, and Forty-seventh
Congresses. Also, he was temporary
chairman of the Republican convention
that nominated James G. Blaine In 1SS1.
He Is now a pa master In the army.
When Lynch was stopped by Heartsell
and announced his desire to go upon the
floor of the House. Heartsell made a wild
eyed dash to Speaker Clark for dlrec.
tlons. The Speaker made Inquiries and
ascertained that, as an ex-member Lynch
was entitled to the floor, and Issued the
necessary pass. Lynch remained about
from a bedlam of cheers, the winning
company. pride of McKlnley High
School, left its position In the regiment
and marched up to Gen. Leonard Wood.
Chief of Staff. V S. A . who with a brief
speech of congratulation presented to
Capt. Coughlln the most coveted of high
school trophies, the prize drill flag.
Seldom, probabb never before since
the erection of the concrete coliseum, has
them been witnessed at American
League Park such a scene, for with near
ly ever set in the mammoth stands
occupied by thousands of girls In bright
spring raiment, waving ari-colored on-nant-i
beneath irehes of bunting strung
from pillar to pillar, the spectacle was
one to dazzle the eyes.
Ordered on Pnrade.
When the last company had completed
I. 4rllt anA htm lllira hflrf 1ft th flM
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to total the marks ard decide on the '"" "... . .... .. ..
menu scrap oi ine rviugrps will oe
day, The Sierra Juarez Indians have
risen against the government in Oaxaca,
and disturbances in the Tehauntepec re
gion are Increasing. Travel on the Isth
mian Railway la still uninterrupted, how
ever. In the north there It apparently a luIL
Orozco's array has retreated to Bachlm
ba. and all railroad communication in
that vicinity has been interrupted. The
federal forces are believed to have re
turned to Escalon A band of sixty
rebels on Sunday night stole 1.300 Mexl
can dollars In Santa Lucretla and then
made away w'th the money on a train
which they seized.
Transport Ituford Arrive.
The army transport Buford. having on
board about "30 Indigent Americans, ar
rived at San Diego, Cat. yesterday, ac-
Oblo State Bank Closed.
Marietta. Ohio. May IS. The Com
mercial and Savings Bank of Water
ford. Washington County, waa to-day
ordered closed temporarily and a State
bank Inspector placed In charge. Harry
Crooks, the bank'a cashier, has resigned.
The capitalization waa S23.0C0.
Dr. Heid's Trial Starts.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 3. The third
trial of Dr. B. Held, charged with the
murder of Thnmai it .9vfltv vaa n-
Dr. Garrett K. Schenck. his physician, I day continued until September J, on ac
said there was practically no hope that; I count "of the illness of Prosecutor Virgil
Hurst would recover. , ' Conkllngi,
PAUPER'S GRAVE RECEIVES
BODY OF ONCE WEALTHY
New York. May H The body of Mrs.
Jean Whltcomb. once well known In
society In Washington and New York
and English circles, was burled this aft
ernoon from the' city morgue, with only
two mourners, a nurse from the Metro
politan Hospital, where Mrs. Whltcomb
died from nephritis, and Miss Julia
Alexander, a mission worker.
Mrs. Whltcomb was admitted to Belle
vue Hospital nine months ago, a charity
patient sfe had Just returned from
France, ana was without funds.
According to Miss Alexander, Mrs.
Whltcomb'a husband died fifteen years
ago, and while they lived In almost lux
urious circumstances. It was found that
after hla death she would goon be with
out funds. Mrs. Whltcomb went to
I England, and while there maintained
herself by Introducing young English
women into society, but as her friends
gradually died this became more diffi
cult until finally she returned to this
Mrs, Whltcomb. it Is said, was a per
sonal friend of the late Senator Quay
and other leaders In Washington society
a generation a?o.
Gentry Bros.' shows, all this week.
Twice dally, deduced prices, 2c,
winning company, the regiment was or
dered on parade, appearing from be
tween the stands tn column of squads
and performing a nrles of maneuvers,
led by the band praying martial tunes
and the color-hearer, holding aloft a big
silk, gold-fringed American flsg.
Gen. Wood, flanked by Capt. James K.
Oyster, president of the Board of Edu
cation, an aid. Capt McCoy, of the
general staff, and the drill Judges, Capt
A W. BJomstad. Capt. D. T Merrill,
and Capt. J. B Allison, then reviewed
the regiment whtch marched past the
stand In column of fours.
Then the regiment was brought to at
tention facing the stands, the regimental
officers took their stations, members of
the Board of Education and school su
per nttndents tcok positions behind the
reviewing officers, newspaper photogra
phers placed their cameras in position,
the crowd rose en masse to Its feet and
all was ready for the designation of the
Capt. BJornstad whispered a word to
Continued on I'M Be lO.
landed at San Diego and the remainder
carried on to San Francisco
With the exception of a raid by the
rebals In Santa Lucretla. no trouble was
reported from Mexico yesterday
SCORED BY JDDGE
MORE TROOPS FOR
DDTY IN TEXAS
Returning Regiments from Philip
pines Will Be Stationed
Flans for the disposition of the regi
ments of cavalry and .infantry soon to
return to the United States from th'
Philippines, were announced at the War
Department this afternoon. Accraln; to
the programme, an additional .eglment
of cavalry will be stationed in Texas.
Thla feature, it wa stated, vv u not de
cided upon because of fear of more
trouble along the Mexican border.
The Second Cavalry, whlcr. is due at
S.tn Francisco, June 15. will p.-occed -t
once to, Fort BUss, Tex. It had rrevl
oualy been' arranged for the Second to
go to "Porta Meade. S. Dak., and Enell
Upon; the arrival of the Second Cavalry
at Fort Bliss, the first squadron of tne
Fourth -Cavalry will go to Fort Hua
Chuca, Ariz., where the entire Fourth
Cavalry will then be stationed.
"The'SIxJh. Infantry will be quirtcrod
at contonments on the Presidio reserva
tlon,a& Francisco. The headquarter.
amT two .battalions of the Ninth Infan
try will go to Fort Thomas, Ky., and one
battavton will go to Fort Snelllng. Minn.
ThV regimenta concerned are comvj;
home jf.-om, the Philippines because of the
establishment or permanent regimenta at
woritreegth in the Islands, releasing
part of thet forces for duty In the United
States. , .
Confession of Winifred Ankers, Ac
cused of Poisoning Babies, May,
Therefore, Be Dismissed.
Brookl n. N Y . May IS Because of
the coercive methods employed by the
Brooklyn detectives in obtaining the al
leged confession of Winifred Ankers,
Justice Scudder. before whom the girl
Is being tried for her life, late to-day
practlcaily decided to throw the confes
sion out and d'smlss the indictment
against the girl.
Justice Pcudder allowed the prosecutor
until to-morrow morning to submit au
thorities for his contention that a con
fession obtained by force and duress
should be admitted.
llils turn In the case followed dlrtctly
after the sensational testimony, given by
Dr. Chsrles Ferguson, who msde the
analysis of the poison, which. It is alleged
was given the Infanta at the hospital by
11 Us Akers. Cross-examined by Ed
ward J. Jteill). counsel for the girl. Dr.
Ferguson swore that the police turned
over to him 13S grains oxalic acid.
Miss Howard, the superintendent of the
hospital, swore that only one ounce had
Mr. Retlly souFAa' - to learn where
the other 713 flP 'eld had been
obtained, w IclVIB declare thtr
found at the hdsf""'"i
COLORED MLNISTLiis FAVOR
"HANDS OFF" POLICY
Havana. May IS. The day passed
without any advices of a clash between
the blacks In the province of Orients:
and the regular troops which left Ha
vana last night under command of Gen.
Monteagudo, although news was re
celved of one or two minor clashes be
tween the Insurgents and the rural
guards In" the disturbed province.
A body of rebels burned between 8.WJ
and 10.000 tons of sugar cane on the
plantation of Marcos Sanchez, together
with a string of cars and a set of heavy
scales. The destroyed property belonged,
to the American Fidelity Company
A party cf newspaper men who visited
the rebel Gens. Estonoz and Yvonet say
the leaders claim that the government
offered them SW.Cftl each if they would
c me In with their forces.
This is emphatically denied by govern
ment officials In Havana.
Ask Itrpeal of Morna Law.
The forces of Estenoz and Yvanes num
ber about l.tro strong, but only about
lOu are properly armed. Gen. Estenoa
denies that the present trouble Is a race
war Between the whites and blacks. He
sajs he desires the Intervention of th
1 nlted States or a reoeal of th Mnrx.
I law This law prevents equal rights to
I the blacks. He says the republic should
ena u it cannot guarantee the whites
and blacks equal rights.
The government to-day paraded the
remaining forces of the Havana garri
sonabout 600 men through the principal
streets, in order to demonstrate Its ability
to .-ope with the uprising
The Spanish-American Iron Company
is asking protection for its plant near
Rebels are reported tonight In ths
vicinity of Daquirt
Stone is All set.
With the stage all set far the United;
States to 'step into Cuba to perform po
lice duty, the situation last night so
far as Washington Is concerned, hangs
upon the Jntrntlona of .the leaden of the
btack revolt In the Island republic
Seven hundred and fifty American
marines arrived on the Prairie at Uuan
tanamo Bay at a o'clock yesterday
morning, and the mobilization of half
the Atlantic flet at Key West Is pro
ceeding without a hitch. Yet so far as
the Navy Department Is Informed, not a,
single bluejacket or marine has yet set,
foot upon Cuban roll the Guantanamo
Bay naval station being constructively
American territory. . Furthermore, no or
ders have been sent any officer of the
navy or marine corps to send any men
Into Cuban territory, nor la such an or
der under consideration for the dispatch
of the rest of the Atlantlo fleet to Key
West within a week Reports to this
effect circulated here yesterday after
noon, were most emphatically den.ea M
all officials of the Navy 1 epartment
The fact Is that the Cuban situstten
has come to a standstill, so far as tha
United States government Is concerned.
Advices from Cuba state that the gov
ernment troops do not seem to be seek
ing out the blacks to disperse tnem.
while the blacks are assiduously avotd.ng
encounter with President Gomez's troops.
There Is. however, a good deal of pil
laging being Indulged In by the rebels.
Positive information came to the Stato
Department late yesterday afternoon,
however, to the effect that contrarv rt
ports notwithstanding, there has beet
no destruction of valuable propertv in
all the disaffected regions
This flat declantlon contradicts earb'r
communications sent to the department
from the American Legation in Havana.
It Is known, however, that both Estenoz
and Ivonet are operating In the Guan
tanamo District DlllaKlns small itors
and stealing horses. Involuntary contri
butions have been exacted by threats of
violence from the manager of the ST
Miguel sugar mill to the extent of Sl.'
while lo,C0C was stolen from a Spanisn
shop In El Caney del SItio
31 n- Treat VTlth Rebels.
Estenoz has begun a discussion with
the Gomez government and it is believed
by many that President Gomez will ulti
mately treat with the rebels. Estenoz Is
demanding the repeal of the Morua law,
which prohibits the organization of a
colored political party. Unless this de
mand Is complied with. Estenoz has .n
formed President Gomez, he will demand
money contributions from tha railroads
and from the owners of large estates in
order to prolong the conflict Persons
who do not compl with these demands.
Estenoz declares, will find their properly
destrojed by the rebels under his con
trol. Further re-enforcements left Havana
early to-day on board the Cuba, under
ommand of Gen. Monteagulo. Thla will
bring the government forces In O-'ente
up to 4.000 troops by to-nlgh The
rebels are reported to have eollec f pos
sibly SI. 000 from the manager of t' San
Miguel sugar m ' to have stole 5,0'M
from a Spanish j, In El Cancy. and
to Imvc burned tsn.000 worth of sugar
cane on the Esperanza estate, but were
frightened nway by the approach " -lira
The strike situation in Havan
Improved ' material's . as tho pin'
growers are wllllnt "o continue th
rect arrangement V 'h the .stev
The Evangelical Ministers'. AUIaniv
composed of 150 pastors of the colored Tne present mice A expected I
cnurcnes oi vvasmngion ana vicinity, j twenty-five days. Though the g
met yesterday and passed resolutions , will suffer considerable loss by t
deplorln? intervention by the United ransement it probably will sav
Slates In Cuba. The resolution calls at- crops.
fntlnn tiv Ihn fset that "th hulk nf th ' .
Cuban army during the war with Spalh
was made up of Cuban blacks." and that
Dynnmitr CnrtrIIsre Kills n
It is unfair for the United States to, -.... ." '. ' h... ..- ., .
antagonize them In their efforts to free P'f"J two and n"ha" lear' ?ld- yns
themselves from "oppression. " killed early to-day when a dynamite
The paper alio embodies a bitter ar "- " " " " i-j-a.
ralgnment of Americans In Cuba, who i e-piwjeu.
are declared by the Alliance to be the
Instigators of the present state of unrest
A copy of the resolution will be sent to
Decoration Dar at Gettrsbnra;.
, Ex-President Roosevelt delivers the
f7mtrviHy. hit-- lath and Tf aw oration. lftvi Wash'nvfnn ?n n m
cater to iadliaand children. 3c Baltimore & "Ohio. Round trip. S.
American Horse Win Cap.
London, May S. Whlskbroom, an
American horse from the stable of H.
P. Whitney, won the Victoria Cup handi
cap, worth &5D. at Hunt Park this
afternoon. Prince San waa second and
Eton Boy third.