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Fair Tonight and Tuesday.
Full Report on Page Two.
"Whitey Lewis" Makes Start
ling Statement in Death
Chair, Intimating His Com
panions Killed Rosenthal.
'Gyp the Blood" Benumbed With
Fright, and "Dago Frank"
Stupefied by Drugs "Lefty
Louie" Dies Hard.
OSSINING. X. Y.. April 13. From the
leetric chair In the gloomy death-house
. of Sing- Sing prison, the four souls of
four New York gunmen, one after
another, today, were shot out into the
This was the order of their passing:
Frank Ciroficl (Dago Frank) Shocked
at 5S a. m.; dead at 5:44 a. m.
Jacob Seidenshner (Whitey Lewis)
Shocked at 5:4S a. m.; dead at 5:52 a. m.
Harry Horowitz (Gyp the Blood)
Shocked at 5:57 a. m.; dead at 6:02 a. m.
Louis Rosenberg (Lefty Louie)
Shocked at C:OS a. m., dead at 6:17 a. m..
Not one gunman at the chair made
'ull confession of the murder of Her
man Rosenthal, gambler. Three of the
vjnvlcted killers died grimly silent.
Seidenshncr, who was second to die,
made a remarkable statement in the
death chair, which, in the opinion of
most of those who heard it, practically
amounted to a declaration, that the
ovieT3&Fntmz ggr-
Htue to clear up the remarkable chain
f police scandal and tragedy which
convulsed Xew York, held the whole
ountry's intense interest, and for
which Charles Becker, former police
leutenant, who is charged with plotting
Rosenthal's murder, still stands in the
shadow of the chair.
1 Protests His Innocence.
"Gentlemen," said Seidenshner as he
at with death only an Instant away,
"I want to say a few words for the
ake of justice. Those people those
fitnesses who swore they saw mo
"hoot are perjurers. I swear by God 1
'id not shoot at Rosenthal."
Seidenshner s statement came after
""irofici died.
While twenty- gray-haired men sat
ncasily in straight-backed pews in the
leath house, which is like a little bare
ountry chapel, save for the grim In
-Tument of death at one end, the
oomed gunman, preceded by Rabbi
.oldsteirr. the prison chaplain, walked
to the room between two big guards.
n coming heralded by the quavering
ones of the rabbi as he intoned
jmns and psalms from a Hebrew book
f prayer.
Strapped Into Chair.
Whitev Lewis, ' as r.e was best
nown. seemed in full possession of
'h wits and strength. He strode
ather quickly to the chair, turned
round and then hesitated. Instantly
i' two guards pushed him back and
- siting for nothing, began to strap
Is arms to the frame-work of the
istrument of death. Leaning forward
letween the two of them, the gunman
"repared to speak, but started con
ulsively as the wet rponge was pressed
a the top of his head and a small
ickle of water ran down behind his
ht ear. Then he began his state-
lent. "While he was speaking an at
endant from behind started to fit the
reat black elcctride over his head and
-it its touch the doomed man flinched
During the declaration. Rabbi Goid
tein. his back turned to the chair and
Is face working pitifully, steadily In
oned his spiritual consolation. As the
-unman ceased his declaration he
eemed to catch the drift of the rabbi's
rayer. and repeated after him the con
tantly recurring phrase of the Hebrew
'There is one God onlv one."
Just as his lips framed the last sylla
ic of the confession of faith the at
ndants reached forward again, clabped
. flap of the electrode carrier over the
nan's eyes, and buckled it across un
ler his mouth.
Through an opening which showed the
nouth and nose the lips, could be seen
moving slowly, evidently muttering re
sponses to the supplications of his
lergyman. Just an instant, then, of
ense stillness.
Suddenly Warden Clancy raised hie
land. State Electrician Davis, con
ealed behind a switchboard, threw over
he lever, and Seidenshncr strained
gainst the straps with one convulsive
erk. For some seconds the man's
hole frame was rigid as the death
staling fluid searched his fibers.
His left hand was clinched in a grip
which turned the knuckles white, and
his right clutched a prayer book open
.U one of the psalms on which he pinned
tjls faith
The only sign that a man was dying
was tho slow resurgence of foam whlcii
bubbled up through his parted lips
Then came another sign of the current's
deadly work. Just over th man's left
ar a. little wisp of white smoke showed.
Steadily, as the seconds passed, it grew
'i volume and density, and in a brief
pace of time It ran clear across tho
front of '.ls forehead, showing ghastly
iK&Jnst the black tap.
Two minutes of this and, at 6:50 a. m.,
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Prouty Assails the
Half-and-Half Plan
Iowa Congressman Opens Fire as George Taxation
Bill Is Called Up in Ho use Declares Washing
ton Is Refuge for Tax Dodgers in Support of
Amended Financial Measure.
Contending that it is unfair to require the people of
the United States, who are now paying "twice the taxes
paid by residents here, to contribute to lightening the taxes
in Washington," Congressman Prouty, an Iowa member
of the House District Committee, opened the debate in the
House today on the George taxation bill.
This is the bill disowned by its author, after it had
been amended in the District Committee by the followers
of Chairman Johnson and Congressman Prouty. The
original bill, introduced by Congressman Henry George,
jr., of New York, provided for the full value assessment of
real estate only. The amended bill, which Mr. George now
fights, was made to include real estate, tangible personal
property, and intangible property. Full value assessments
are proposed, and annual assessments will supplant tri
The bill was called up today by Chair
man Ben Johnson. Sir. Prouty. who Is
an opponent of tho half-and-half plan,
opened Are on the present system.
"It is unjust and unfair," said Mr
Prouty, "and the Federal Government
has no right to create an isle to which
the rich can'fly to escape taxation."
The Iowa member said ho was'confj-
detrt that "Washington harbo'rah.oarda I
weaira, wnieji-nas migrated to me a
tlonal Capital. The city, fco declared?
has become a tar-dodging center for
many wealthy men.
He lay stress upon the importance of
taxing intangible personal property,
stocks, bonds, cash, saying that "Wash
Senator Lewis Offers Drastic
Bill and Supplements It With
Two Others Today.
Government ownership of the laii
roads was proposed in a bill which was
introduced in the Senate today by Sen
ator James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois.
Senator Lewis not only proposed Gov
ernment ownership of all Interstate rail
roads, but he introduced two other bills.
One Is to authorize the Government to
build 100 ships to be launched on any
American water, chartered to any part
of the world, as Government merchant
marine, and an adjunct to the navy in
war time. The other abolishes the In
terstate Commerce Commission, andt
creates a commission of twenty-one
members, divided into three branches
of seven members each.
One branch is to have charge of the
ruiin'.v. nnrt xtramshiDS. one to have
jurisdiction over banking and finance.
and the third over lactones wiu mis
state corporations in the manufacture
and shipment of merchandise, with
authority over wages and prices.
Senator Lewis, in a statement, said
the bills represented months of study,
and would represent the "trinity" of his
labors while in the Senate, until they
became laws
His Government ownership bill does
not authorize Government operation,
but calls for leasing through compe
titive bidding to private control. The
Government is to lssue bonds to buy
and build the properties of railroads
and steamships, the bonds to be paid
only out of earnings of tho properties.
"These methods." said Senator Lewis.
avoid all further conflict between State
and Government control and ofTer full
adjustment of the wage and rate issue "
Wife of I. A. Fleming
Dies in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Worf has been received in Washing
ton oi the death last night in SL Peters
burg. Fla, of Mrs. Belle II. Fleming,
wire of I A. Fleming, a Washington
newspaper man. Mrs. Fleming had
been in poor healtn for some time, and
had spent the last two winters in St
Petersburg. Mr. Fleming has been in
Florida for several weeks, and was
with his wife when she died.
The body will be taken io Chicago.
where funeral services will be held
Thursday. Burial will be in Greenland
Cemetery. Chicago.
Orders Favorahle Report
On Mann forU. S. Marshal
The Senate Judiciary Committee, to
day ordered a favorable report on sev
eral nominations, including that of
Richard H. Mann to be United States
marshal for the eastern district of Vir
A ravoraoie report was r.rocrea on the
nomination of William II. Jackson, of
New York, to be district judge of the
Canal Zone; also on Thomas W. Taub-
mas, to be manau or fcouin Dax.au.
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ington probably is possessed of "the
largest amount of this class of wealth."
"It Is currently reported," he add
ed, "that there are two men who make
their technical residence In "Washington
who have more than $100,000,000 Jn this
class of property In safety vaults In
this city. There is no possible defense
of a policy that exempts that class of
-property, from beating lts,Jut proper;
uon ot inc. expenses or. tne tocaj govern
menfc '- "'
Mr. Prouty estimated that the tho
lowest calculations intangible property.
in the District, assessed at 15 milss on
the dollar would produce $1,500,000 an-
(Contlnued on Second Face.)
President's Envoy Silent as Ever
Leaving Yacht, Which Also
Brought Paymaster Knapp.
The Government yacht Mayflower,
bearing John Lind. President AVilson's
special envoy to Mexico; his daughter.
Miss Jennie Lind- Mrs F. F. Fletcher,
wife of Rear Admiral Fletcher, com
manding officer of the American fleet in
Mexican waters, and her two daughters,
docked at 9:V) o'clock thi3 morning at
the Navy Yard.
Declining to comment on the Mexican
situation, former Governor Lind went
immediately to his hotel. While no time
has been fixed by President Wilson or
Secretary of State Itryan for receiving
Mr. Lind. it Is expected that he will
cail upon both the President and Mr.
Bryan this afternoon.
Commanding scarcely less attention
than the Administration's envoy, was
Paymaster John J. Knapp, U. S. X., an
officer of the Mayflower. Pa master
Knapp. is to wed Miss Maltlnnd Mar
shall, daughter of Brig. Gen. W. L Mar
shall, U- S. A., retired Misa Eleanor
Wilson, daughter of the President, is to
be one of the bridesmaids. Until Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels, one of
Cupid's chief Heutenants In officialdom,
interested himself In th"s paymaster's
case, it looked, however, as though
well laid matrimonial plans were to go
awry. In fuct It was not until his jour
ney's tnd had ben reached that the
young offlrfcr was apprised of the de
tails for his marriate.
"It was not until one of my broth
er officers, one of the first to receive
the mail since we left Vera Cruz, re
ceived an invitation to my wedding
that I knew when It.wa3 to take
place " he said. "I am to be married,
according to that, on April 22."
Though he is safely landed in
Washington, Paymaster Knapp will
not have much shore leave, for the
present, at least. He has not yet
been detached from the Mayflower
and must, even if he succeeds in se
curing a transfer to shore duty, first
close up his books. Miss Marshall
was not present to welcome her
fiance when the yacht docked.
Though the Mayflower reached the
Navy Yard at 9:40 o'clock, it was
after 10 before the had been warped
in ana me. customs orncer naa gone
aboard. Meanwhile, the photograph
ers and moving picture men had tak
en their places on tne dock prepared
to snap Mr. Lind as he came ashore,
but the envoy got Capt. W. D. Mae.
Dougal. commander of the Mayflower,
to request the picture machine men
to refrain from making a picture of
Mr. Lind B request w-ab complied
with, but the photographers made
several shots, as. with cap pulled
over hij eyes, he came down the
gang plank. With his daughter, he
went at once to tne notei wnerc Mrs.
Lind. Who arrived earlier in the"
morn nc from her home at Minnenn-
olis, was waiting to receive them. Mr.
Lind said that he would probably
remain In ashlngton for tcveial
days and then hoped to ro Ut liia
some IB m tvm
mm docks
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Ten Leading Citizens Requested
to Confer With Him at White
r .ii JUdY.
Former Senator Blackburn to
Lead Delegation Which May
Explain Taxation.
President Wilson, for the first time
sinco coming to the White House, will
discuss the affairs of the District of
Columbia with a delegation of leading
citizens of Washington next Wednes
day morning, when, at 10:30 o'clock,
he will devote a half-hour to a con
ference with a voluntary committee of
which former Senator J. C. S. Black
bnm. resident member of the Lincoln
Memorial Commlslon, as chairman.
Today the President notified the fol
lrrwlng men that he would be glad to
talk District matters with them on
Wednesday: J. C. 8. Blackburn, Cuno
U. Rudolph, president of the Washing
ton Board of Trade: William F. Gudc,
president of the Washington Chamber
of Commerce; CoL Georse Truesdell,
former president of tho Board of Trade ;
Theodore W. Noyes, editor of the Even
ing Star; Louis P. Shoemaker, presi
dent of the Brightwood Citizens' As-
"scclatlcn; Henry B. F. Macfrland, fcr
fer' Conrnilssloner and cMrv-fYthe
executive committee of tho committee
of one hundred; James F. Oyster, for
mer president of the Board of Educa
tion; Martin A. Knapp, chairman of
the Board of Mediation and Concilia
tion, and Bralnard H. Warner, former
president of the Board of Trade.
For Frank Discussion
Following closely upon tho meeting at
the Commercial Club last week, when
Ccmmissioner Oliver P. Newman laid
down his analysis of conditions in ttidj
National capital ana suggested certain
changes in the fiscal relations between
the District and Federal Governments
the conference at the White House is
expected to bring about a trank and
full discussion of the. various problems
concerning tlue Government of tho Die
trict such as has not yet been had be
tween Persident Wilson and residents
of Washington.
Tlia half-and-half plan of appropria
tions which has been attacked In the
House and which Commissioner New
man blamed for tho present unrest In
tho District, will bo thoroughly dis
cussed, it Is understood, by men who
have had longest experience under Its
The chairman of the delegation. Com
missioner Blackburn, was partlcally
the author of tho bo-called organic act.
which laid down the half-and-half p.an
of appropriations in 1X73 and under
which the local government has since
The other members of the committee
have long been identified witli the lead
ership in District affairs. All are
known to hold decided views with ref
erence to tho present agitation.
That the President at this time, in the
midst of stress of national and Interna
tional problems, has expressed a de
sire to increase his information upon
matters touching the District of Colum
bia, is taken as an encouraging Indica
tion by men who havo been wrought
up by tho various proposals In Congress
and by the Commissioners to change
the status quo.
See Better Understanding.
Out of the conference It is hoped a
better understanding about local condi
tions between the White House and the
people of the District will result.
President Wilson Intrusted Commis
sioner Newman with the task of study
ing District affairs when he made him
head of the District government. The
result of the Commissioner's Investiga
tion and experience was made public
last week.
The conference with the President is
expected to develop the sentiment of the
local rotnmunltj to the Newman pro
posals and the whole llrt of local prob
lems, taxation, plan of appropriations,
helf-govcrnment. iepresntatlon In Con
gress, and other matters
To Combine Three
Anti-Trust Bills
President Wilson today approved the
plan to combine three of the most im
portant anti-tnibt bills into one meas
ure and also approved the Claytons
anti-lnjunctlon bills. The latter meas
ures have already received the Indorse
ment of the Federation of Labor.
The three meaelurea to be combined
arc those regulating holding companies.
Interlocking directors, and trade rela
tions. The suBg'stion was laid bfoi.- him to
day bj a subcommittee of the House
Judiciary Committee, consisting of Con
gressmen Clayton, Floyd, anil Carlln.
The anti-Injunction hills pas.sed by the
Houi-c at the last sission. but fail"i
tn et through the S--Mi.it" Thr pro
vide briefly th? Injunction ahull not
be iusiicd without due notlc to all par
ties concern' d ami provld that vhr-co
contempt proceedings are brought for
iolallons of Injunction dreed the ac
ru.ed shall iuva thm lioLk La m. Aui--
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Royal R. Nichols, Held Here, De
nies Knowing Complainant
and Hints at Mistake.
Wanted In Pittsburgh on charges ot
larceny and receiving stolen goods, ac
cording to a dispatch from E. C. Clark,
chief of county detectives there. Royal
R. Nichols, a stock salesman, thirty
three years old. Is held at No. 1 Police
Station as a fugitive from justice.
Nichols was arrested on Saturday
evening by Central Office Detective
Burllngame. Detective Clark. In Pitts
burgh, was notified of the arrest. Ho
wired the police that an officer would
arrive in Washington w 1th the necessary
papers for Nichols today. The second
dispatch also stated that the informa
tion against Nichols was made by
Arthur Storer, and that the charges in
volved goods valued at J1.200.
At the First precinct station this
morning Nichols said that he was at a
loss to understand his arrest. He as
serted ho had never heard of Arthur
Storer, who, according to the dispatch,
is evidently the complalnunt against
htm. Ho said ho was employed by the
1'iiited Grocerv Company, which is
establishing a chain of stores through
o oun'ry.
Accompanied by h,ls wife. Nichols ar
r...M it- ii.snlngton on Saturday, ex
periiMg to inane his Iiom in this i'lty
for several months, he said, although
his business did not necessitate his be
ing here He explained that one of the
tni-ii connected with the grocery com-ian-
had a lrase on an apartment In
R stieet. between Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets northwest, and had given
him tho privilege of using it during
the iiimmor.
"I Oon't know why 1 am being held."
aid Nichols today. "I have done noth
ing wrong. I believe It is a case of mis
taken Identity Some one with the same
name or a similar name is nrobably the
one wanted. I never heard of Arthur
Ptorer. If anyone wanta to rind out
v. ho I am and anything about me, all
that is necesary ic to wire the United
Grocery Company. I also know a num
ber of prominent and influential Pitt?
burgh people, and can give the police
or anyone else their names if they want
to look mo up.
"I have wired a friend In Pittsburgh
to mnkrt an Investigation and rind out
jbst why I am being held. I expect to
hear from him some time todaj "
Aged Man Injured When
Automobile Hits Pole
sightseeing automobile today
crasher, into an electric light pole In
fiont of 501 Pennsylvania avenue north
west, which, a it was bowled oer.
struck T F. McKcen, sixtj -mn years
old, of 908 Twelfth street northwest,
throwing lilni to the pavement He de
clined hospital
treatment. and was
Wm Nt
W fut muww
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Pittsburgh District Attorney
Says "Mystery House" Case
Now is Complete.
PITTSBURGH. April 13. With Dr.
C C. Meredith, head of the "House of
Mystery" at Bellevuc, and Lucy D. Orr.
alias Lucyv Damm. his head nurse,
held In the county jail charged with
murder In connection with the death of
Mrs. Myrtle B. Allison, of Wllkinsburg,
chief Interest attached today to a third
arrest in the case at Washington. D. C.
District Attorney Jackson refused all
Information as to the identity of the
Rody P. Marshall, counsel for Dr.
Meredith, said ho could not understand
why his client or jfiia nurse had been
charged witli murder.
In a statement issued late last night
Jackson said- "I thWik we now have
eery link In the chain. I havo traced
Mrs. Allison from the hour she came
to Dr. Lutz'a office directly Into tho
Bellevue House. :id the movements of
her body thereafter until It rested In
the grave from which it was exhumed
and have every Derson who was con
nected with her movements during that
Jackson was standing pat today on
his declaration in regard to Dorothy
Arnold, the New York heiress, who. he
said, "was a patient of Meredith's
and is now dying at her home in
New York."
Tho Pittsburgh Press said todav that
this statement by the district attorney
was based upon Information which came
to him casually In a talk with another
Pittsburgh attornej.
The re-arrestlng of Meredith and the
nurse wms a midnight climax to a day of
Important developments, chief among
which were the Identification of remains
dug up in the United Cemetery as those
of Mrs llison. and the discoveries that
a criminal operation had been performed
and quicklime used to destroy the fea
tures. Meredith was arrested after midnight
at his bungalow in Wlldwood. He took
the arrest coolly.
Michigan Copper Miners
Quit Strike Demands
CALUMET. Slich.. April VS. The strike
of the Michigan copper miners has been
officially called off. Announcement .to
day at the headquarters of the Western
Federation of Miners here said that the
strikers voted at a referendum yester
day to waKe their demands for higher
w ages, better working conditions, and
recognition of tho upion, and seek work
Ii l he mines under practically the same
conditions that prevailed before Hie
ttriue was railed last June.
Official fiirurs on yesterday's voting
w ill not be made publi until late today,
when tho district board of the fedefa-
lion convenes. It was reported that the
ma )mm m & to return to work.
Torreon Hears of Defeat for
Northern Chieftain Due to
Enemy's Strategy.
TORREON. Mexico, April IS. San
Pedro, one of the principal bases of
Gen. Francisco Villa's army, in his cam
paign against Gen. Refugio Velasco's
federal forces, was recaptured yesterday
by federals, according to advices re
ceived here today.
When Villa sent tho bulk of his army
in pursuit of Velasco's main body at
Parras. the garrison he left at San
Pedro was attacked by federal volun
teers under command of Gen. Benjamin
Argumedo and Gen. Emillo Carapa. Af.
ter a fierce strursrlo the constitution
alists, greatly outnumbered, were forced
to abandon tho town and retreat toward
Torreon to await re-enforcements. When
news of their plight reached hero Villa,
personally went out with heavy re-enforcements.
It Is expected his reorgan
ized force will attack the federals to
Fighting between villa's main body
and the combined federal forces of Gen.
Velasco, Gen. Javier De Moure and
Gen. Joaquin Maas continues today in
thq vicinity of Parras No word has
been given out by Villa regarding this
battle, and It Is not known how his
troops are faring.
It Is learned, however, that 3.000 fed
erals eluded the constitutionalists and
are hurrying to attack Torreon itself,
believing It denuded of troops. There
are 5.000 constitutionalists here, however,
ready for the attack.
A train arrived early today from San
Pedro, bringing many wounded, and 363
federals captured during Friday's bat
tle there. The prisoners expressed a
willingness to take tho oath of allegr
ance and join Villa's army.
Met at noon.
Canals Committee hears Commissioner
of Navigation Cl'amberlain.
Senator Lewis introduces bill for a
Government ownership of tho rail
roads and also a bill for Government
merchant marine and an enlarged In
terstate commission.
Judiciary Committee orders favorable
report on several nominations.
Senator Cummln3 speaks on the rail
road rate question, and holds credit
of roads is not impaired.
Met at noon.
Debate on George taxation bill begun,
with Congressman Prouty attacking
half-and-half plan.
Chairman Clayton, ot the Judiciary
Committee, denied reports that there
had been a lialt in trust legislation
Congressman Lobcck introduced a reso
lution for investigation bv Secretary
Redflcld of reports of forthcoming
wago reduction in Independent steel
Public Buildings Committee agiced to
visit Richmond next week to inspect
proposed new postonrce sue.
wi i h mm
Mexico to Be .Compelled to Sa
lute American Flag Without
Unnecessary Delay at
President's Envoy to Bear News
of Situation in Southern Re
public to White House This
A lengthy and important conference on
the Mexican crisis at the State Depart
ment today was attended by Secretary
of State Bryan, Secretary ot the Navy
Danlels, and John Lind, President Wit-
son's special envoy to Mexico.
The conferees considered the ultima
tum presented to President nuerta by
this -Government requiring tho Federal
garrison at Tampico to flro tho national
salute to the American flag. While no
time has been set for this observance,
this Government will expect the salute '
to be fired without unnecessary delay.
. Mr. Lind, who reached Washington
this morning; on board the Government
yacht Mayflower, will confer with Presi
dent Wilson sometime this afternoon.
He left the State "Department with ill
Bryan, who was his host at luncheon
at the University Club?
J Wilson. Takes FiOT4BtaniL,'v'
TbejlYnrnent""Eere"Tegards the ar
rest of the United States fcluejackets at
Tampico aa an. Jaxalt-foeivhicji more
abject expressions of regret aro requir
ed. Therefore, unless, "a-- salute of
twenty-one guns is fired by this even
Ing, it is possible that Rear Admiral
Mayo will direct his guns against the
On his return to Washington thl
morning. President Wilson Immediately
called for all dispatches relating to the
incident, and. after examining them
declared emphatically that tjo salutt.
would be fired. By this statement, he
has Indorsed unreservedly t.'ia vigorous
stand taken by Rear Admiral Mayo.
It Is understood that Secretary Bryan
acting under instructions from Presi
dent Wilson, directed Charge O'ahaugh
ncssy at Mexico City to inform Huerta
that owing to the fact that yesterday
was Easter Sunday. Hucrta would be
given an extra day's grace to mako a
thorough investigation and full 'repara
tion for the action of his subordinates.
A telegram also has been sent to Ad
miral Fletcher, at Vera Crux, directing
him to convey to Admiral Mayo the full
approval of his action by the American
President Wilson also is giving close
attention to tho latest defiance of the
United States by rebel General Villa re
garding the Spaniards at Torreon. Ac
tion in this matter will be taken by the
United States In the near future, ac
cording to Information obtained her
this morning.
Counsel for Lamar Pleads for
Release Before the Court of
Whether or not a member of Con
gress is an officer of the United States
or a Stat officer, was the principal
question argued during the hearing b
the Court of Appeals todav on the ap
peal of David Lamar, called "The Wolf
of Wall Street," from the order of V
Distict Supreme Court denying Ms ,c
lease on habeas corpus proceeu.ng?
Lamar has been Indicted in New
York for impersonating an officer of the
United States, it being alleged that lie
represented himself, in a telcphonr
conversation, to be a member of Con
gress. In the tight against estradltiof
to New York from here, the lower court
ruled against the defendant
Attorney Henry E. Davis, counsel for
Lamar, contended that the member of
Congress alleged to have been lmper
sonated Is only a State officer. District
Attorney Wilson argued In support of
the Indictment.
Decision in the case will be reached bv
tho Court of Appeals in about a month
The case may be carried to the LTnite1
States Supreme Court.
Horsewomen Are Sought
For Suffrage Parade
Horsewomen in Washington who
want to take part In the sutfragf
parade hero on May 2 have only to
apply to Mrs. Juliet Bcrrl.t Rublef
131? Connecticut avenue northwest, who
has charge of the cavalry section.
Some twenty-five horsewomen ha
signified thslr intention of Joining the
parade and Mrs. Rublce will be "lad to
welcome any others who would like to
take part In the affair.

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