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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1914.
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OW HE LIVES
ND WHAT HE
mgelist's Work and Influence
Analyzed After Careful
Study by a Special Corre
spondent of The Times.
R. Hilderbrand Visits Home
of Revivalist and Gives His
I npressions After First
ly Sunday's name is on the
tipue of every churchgoer in
h he sincere? Docs he get re-
Its3 What happens after he
lies a city? Is he as sacrilegious,
liasphemous as his printed scr-
r get this information The
s sent me to Scranton and to
ih esbarre. I heard Sunday
jrh. I saw She surprising effect
produced on those vast taber-
clc crowds. I was permitted to
me and go as I pleased in his
mr talked to clergymen, to
rd'headed business men, to city
officials, in both these cilia
Results of this inquiry will be
esented in a series of articles bc
ining today. Facts, obtained at
st hand, nbf theories, will be the
sis of these articles.
By J. R. HILDEBRAKD
Ily Sunday Evangelist or rellg-
- second-story worker?
Ily Sunday Greatest preacher
e John the Baptist, as some men
!ert. or the biggest circus magnate
e P T. Barnum, passed away,
others stoutly maintain?
ly Sunday Preaching In his own
le and blatant way with a sln-
desire to make men better, or
nllly paving the way. with tongue
"heek, and an inward chuckle,
that one great collection when
s are showered upon him, and
a quick getawaj ?
osands of churchgoing folk in
shlngton are asking those ques-
just now. With little flrst
i knowledge they are arguing,
white heat, whether it were well
get Sundaj to come to Washing
One week from Monday the
"tors Federation will take a final
o on whether to ask him to come.
jt why all this fuss, you inquire.
revival more or less is no great
ter. It 8 the churches- business.
communit will move on just
jjproach within loj miles of
anton. Pa . and that idea w ill be
islt Scranton, where lie now is,
t Pittsburgh, which he recently
o- Wilkesbarre. where he had
stings a year ago. and sou will
lerstand wh all this discussion.
Echoes of His Presence.
ei wih n a hundred-mile radius
Scranton toda and you will be
r to feel the echoes of Sunda s
rsence Tou need not ask ques
ts Just listen. You will hear
r n enough whj Billys arrival is
r much a matter of common coni
.member, you hae not been near
" church members et. You arc just
avlng Philadelphia, on a Scranton
n id train. You wander Into the
oking compartment, because It is
re that men "loosen up" and talk,
ti don t hear politics. ou don't
ar business, you don t even hem
. eball (though Sunda Is the base
All evangelist ou know) But yon
hear religion And ou hear it
about the laEt place jou would
Step off the train at Scranton, still
ghtlng shy of the churches. Go
ralght to your hotel All around
e lobby you will catch snatches of
Ik about "hitting the trail," "about
nother saloon closed up," about the
a sties of yesterday's converts,
rout tonight's b'g parade.
Hitting the trail," it might be ex-
ained. is an expression derived
orr the sawdust on the tabernacle
ra. Those who hit th 8 sawdust
all to grasp Sunday's hand arc
unted as converts.
Try the last refuge of a man who
would escape religion and go Inio a
arroom. You have JumpeC from the
Tins pan Into the fire! Patrons
e being told that "Reddj-' SImms.
favorite mixologist of the place,
as "hit the trail." "ault cold.'' and
gone off to learn the only othei
'rade open to one of his loquacioui-
Ulents, that of being a barber Anc
the waillngs and lamentations of tht
proprietor because his business hat
C:'autd on Eighth Page.)
HUERTA HELD UP U. S. DISPATCHES
CROWNING INSULT BROUGHT WAR MOVE
FLEET SAILS; NEXT STEP IS
HUERTA'S: APOLOGY OR WAR
mm bill is
INDORSED BY IDE
District Heads Say They Favor
Municipal Ownership' of
SEND FULL REPORT ON
SUBJECT TO CONGRESS
President Makes His Position Clear to Lawmakers.
Army Is Ready to Dash Across Border the Mo-
ment Order Is Issued From Washington.
Say Transportation Is Public
Function as Much as Water,
Light, or Police.
Municipal ownership of the street
railwaj-j, is advocated by tho Commis
sioners. The board sent to Congre3
today a report giving their unqualified
indorsement to the bill introduced by
Congressman Cro&sir of Ohio to pro
ide for the acquisition, ownership, and
operation by the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia of all the street
railways located in the District of Co
lumbia." The- Commissioners say they approve
the bill for the reason that they regard
the rurnisning or transportation as
essentially a public function as the sup
plying of water or lights, the furnish
ing police and fire protection and the
carrying of mall.
Text of Report.
Following is the-'r report:
"This bill ip an Important one, hav
ing for its object, as its tltlo indicates,
the acquisition, ownership, and opera
tion by the municipal government of
all the street railroads located and
operating wholly within the District and
those partly within and party without
the District of Columbia, in the latter
case, of the part located and operat
ing wltnin the District.
"We approve the object of the bill
and recommend its enactment into law
and proceed to state the more cogent
reasons which prompt our approval. In
principle, of the measure.
"Adequate means of transportation,
such as Is supplied by street railroads.
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
Delegation Presents Arguments
for Maintaining Present Fis
President Wilson received at 10:33
this morning a delegation of repre
sentative business and professional
Washington men. who camo at his In
vitation to discuss the relationship be
tween the nation and its Capital.
Henry H. F. Macfarlnnd, former Dis
trict Commissioner and now chairman
of the executive committee of the Com
mittee o' l'i, icviewvd the organic
act of lfc8 and its enactment, and out
lined lh effect of the "half-and-half
President Wilron tnanked the mem
Ik?ih of tin delegation personally for
the presentation of their views.
hlle the Jr. sident expressed no,
opinion a? to tlir isojl relations be
tween the Dmrict .u,d tn6 federal
Government, he showed a deslro to
seek !fo mation on District affairs
The l'e'ation nmprit.ed former "Sen
ator Jotepl. C S HUckhiirn, chairman
Judge Martin A. Ku-ipp, chairman of
the Board of Mediation and Concilia
lion. Curio If Rudolph, president of
the Hoard of Trade. William F. Gude
president of the "hamoo- of Com
merce, Theodore Noves, .lames F
Ojter. Louis P Shoenink-r, H H ar
ner A F Fo. and Mr Mrfarland
who w.s spokesman The delegation
left with the President n number of
oublic documents be-iriiig on the half
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
meets and discusses Mexico.
Canals Committee continues hearing on
the tolls question.
Congress will probably authorize we
of force, or declare war, if Jlucrta
docs not salute the flag
Poindcxter resolution calling for rea
sons back of demand for repeal of
free tolls, sidetracked bv Foreign Re
Met at nooi
Considered bills of Wednesday calendar
'ongressman Moiidell. Republican, as
sailed Administration on its Mexican
Judiciary Committee held hearing on
Ilobson prohibition resolution
District Committee resumed hearing on
bill to increase loan rates on small
Top, Left BATTLESHIP ARKANSAS, Flagship of the Atlantic Fleet, and REAR ADMIRAL CHARLES J. BADGIR, Commanding NaVal Forces Dis
patched To Tampico By President Wilson To Maintain National Dignity and Enforce Mexican Respect
The MAP Below Show the Present Disposition of the Naval Forces Ordered By Wireless to Assemble Off Tampico.
BANGOR. Me . April li -John R
Henderson, of u.-Oilngton. if s hcduleil
to appear todav in ll.ingor in the su
premo court an deefndanl in the $IWi
breach of promise suit brought against
him by Miss Kliz.ibeth Garmong, of
Deb Moines. Iowa, and Scranton. '.i.
Miss Garmong is tnirty-tlirco years
old She lit a graduate or Uiesg Cnl
erjity and has studied mcdkinc, n
Baltimore. In a previous tiial sue tnld
of marked attentions by Henderson for
A trial to determine the parentage of
her child, a boy. was held last fall and
the Jury found for tho defendant. At
torney Merrill for Miss Garmong said
"For the last two ears MUi GHr
moiig has followed humble occupations
trying to support herself and child.
We claim Henderson asked hr to niar
rj him both prior to and after the
birth of the child. They were not
married because of the opposition of
Henderson's father "
Henderson is u son of the late (.'nlted
States Senator John B Henderton.
Merchant Shot Down;
Nearby Store Burned
GIIBEN SPRINGS. Va April l.'
Utor Hall, a well-to-do .-oung mer
chant of ibis town, .vap called to the
door of his home crb today md shot
dead by an unknown inliiiln A few
minutes later the sto:e of W 1! Dun
can, nearby, was t.,ed I" an incen
diary and burned to the ground
Authorities sa the came man was
responsible for both crimes.
Give Boy Chance to
Be Sober, He Urges
With many "white ribboners" in attendance, the House Judiciary
Committee began hearings today on tiie Hobson resolution propos
ing a Constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale, manufacture, in
terstate shipment or importation within the United Sates of alcoholic
liquors used for bevefge purposes.
Congressman Hobson of Alabama opened the attack upon the
"Demon Rum" and expressed confidence that, if the matter is pre
sented to the States for ratification, a prohibition amendment will be
written into the Constitution.
"GIVE THE BOYS A CHANCE."
"We do not propose today to go
into the merits of this iuestlon,"
announced Congressman Hobson. In
opening. "All we ask Is that Con
gress give the people of the country
the opportunity of voting on this
matter. The people in the States
hae a right to pahs on such or
ganic matters There lias ncer
been a question which had behind It
such a great sentiment.
"What I propose Is to put the
organised liquor business out of
coiiiinlhsion." explained -Mr. Hobson.
"This H directed at the sale of
liquor and absolutely prohibits the
manufacture for sale pnrpohes. The
States ma determine other ques
tions icgiiding Itf u-c as medicine
and by Individuals who innke It If
we destroy the organized liquor
business, then debauchery will cense
"I do nit coiite.iiplate that tills
will stop tho old drinler. lie will
continue to drink, relathely spcak
lnf. But It we prohibit the sale of
liquor anj where it will help tho
young generation. Glvo the hoys a
chanco to grow up sober. Good men
must be with us on this, even If
the dilnk themselves. Men who
drink don't want their boys or their
neighbor's boys to drink.
"We make the tentative promise
that if this treatment is applied wo
will bring a cure This movement
can only ba fought by the men who
are. In tho liquor hulncss for profit.
Kcn the man who drinks might to
want the next generation to bo freed
riom such tcmpiutlons Thcie Is
Involved here also the question of
the public health laisc propot -Hon
of disease enn b" traced dlrei -ly
to the whlsk habit
.More than one hundred representa
tives of the W C T I and the
nti-S.iloon l.cngiu with uomeii
predominating, attended the hearing.
The Anti-Suloon League forces were
headed by the Rev. E. C. Diuwlddla,
FOUND DEAD IN GEO
FROM HEART STROK
William S. Shallenborsor, at one time
a member of the rlouse of Representa
tives from Pennsylvania, and later for
ten years Second Assistant Postmaster
General, was found dead in bed at his
home In tho Sherman apartments thl!
Mr. Shallcnbergcr suffered an attack
of the grip last week, but had recov
ered sufficiently to make a number oV
business and social calls yesterday ll
loturneci to his home last night, ap
parently in vciy good health This
morning when members of his family
went to summon him to breakfast It
was discovered that ho was dead.
Death is attributed to heart disease.
Born In Westmoreland county, Penn
sylvania, November 24. 1539, jjr gnal
lenberger enlisted In 1S6J In the HOth
Pennsylvania Volunteers, and rose to
the rank or first lieutenant. In tho
autumn of 1W4 he was forced to retire
becaiiso of the seriousness of several
wounds which ho had received. Presi
dent Lincoln than had him appointed
a paymaster in tho army.
Mr. Shallcnbergcr engaged In the
mercantile, and banking businesses at
the close of the wnr. He was elected,
to the Forty-fifth Congress ln 1S76. and
re-elected for three terms. In 1ST3 Presl
den McKinlev appointed him Second
Assistant Postmaster General. He held
Ihnt office until IfllO. Since then he
had practicalU retired from active life.
Becomes Municipal Judge
Milton Strasburger was sworn in by
Judge Michael M Doyle today a3 .1
Judge of Municipal Court. There are
now four Judges in Municipal Court.
For the first time, Administration officials admitted
today that President Wuson's action in dispatching the At
lantic fleet to Mexico was the result of a series of deliberate
and studied insults heaped .upon the American flag by the
soldiers of Huerta.
For the first time the full significance of thesa insults,
culminating in one about which nothing has hitherto been
made public, became known. The latest outrage, and the
one immediately responsible for President Wilson's ex
traordinary action, was committed after the incident at
Tampico concerning the arrest of the paymaster's squad
from the gunboat Dolphin.
"Immediately after the latter incident," reads a state
ment given out today as representing the Administration's
views, "an orderly from one of the ships of the United.
States in the harbor of Vera Cruz, who had been sent
ashore to the postoffice for'the ship's mail, who was in
uniform, and who had the official .mail bag on his. back,
was arrested rimltitmanby A&locauthoHtie5
HIS ARREST SIGNIFICANT.
"He was subsequently released and a nominal pun
ishment inflicted upon the- officer who had arrested him,
but it was significant that an orderly from the. fleet of the
United Shies was picked out from the many persons who
are constantly going ashore on various errands from the
various warships in the harbor, representing several
"Most serious of all, the officials in charge of the tele
graph office at Mexico City presumed to withhold an official
dispatch of the Government of the United States to its,
embassy at Mexico City until it should have bsen sent to
the censor and his permission received to deliver it; and
gave the dispatch into the hands of the charge d'affaires of
the United States only upon his personal and emphatic de
mand, he having, in the meantime, learned Jhrough other
channels that a dispatch had been sent him which he had
UNITED STATES ALONE INSULTED.
"It cannot but strike any one who has watched the
course of events in Mexico, as significant that untoward
incidents such as these have not occurred in any case
where representatives of other governments are concerned,
but only in dealings with representatives of the Govern
ment of the United States, and that there has been no
occasion for other governments to call attention to such
matters or to ask for apologies.
"These repeated offenses against the rights and
dignity of the United States, offenses not duplicated with
regard to the representatives of other governments, have
necessarily made the impression that the Government of
the United States was singled out for manifestations of ill
will and contempt.
"The authorities of the Slate Department feel con
fident that when the seriousness and the cumulative effect
of these incidents is made evident to the government or"
Mexico, that government will see the propriety and the
necessity of giving such evidences of its desire to repudiate
and correct these things as will be not only satisfactory
to the Government of the United States, but also an evi
dence to the rest of the world of an entire change of
NO LOSS OF DIGNITY.
"There can be no loss to. the dignity of the de facto
government of Mexico in recognizing to the fullest-degree
the claims of a great sovereign government to its respect.
"It has been pointed out that, in considering the pres
ent somewhat delicate situation in Mexico, the unpjeasant
incident at Tampico must not be thought of alone. For
some time past the de facto government of Mexico fias
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