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Full Report on Page Two.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, APRTL 16, 1914.
PKICE ONE CENT.
BY AGREES TO FIRE SALUTE TO U.S. FLAG
AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS IN FIGHTING LINE
lation Seems Assured Over
Sill to Divorce Potomac
Jower Company From the
se Committee Hearing De-
elops Marked Difference of
Jpinion as to Proper Method
ASKS FOR A RETURN
SALUTE: RIGHT TO
ii- -kcd difference of opinion among
ii'ee members concerning the
lor of divorcing the Washington
and Electric Company and the
3c Electric Power Company as
oped before the House District
nl'tee today, considering tie bill
pp libit street railway companies in
i trict of Columbia from owning
Is i-k of corporations engaged in
I lying current, etc.
S "er. Commissioner Harding and
lo'-tion Counsel Syme were before
nmittee, and the consensus of
be was that there Will be extendi
at ion when divorcement proceedings
Syraes Is Emphatic.
le corporation Counsel, refer ring to
I fitting- nature of the electric rail-
o.mpany, said with emphasis:
Jefferson, Madison, and Hamll-
oh. Uie fathers of the-Constitution,
would be reincarnated and. were to draft
k bill hero to cover some of the jieces
sarfelng -TCgardlng .tfle public
Itiea of the District of Columbia;
"rerc they to give all their primal
Iw edge to the drafting of the bill
s .constitutionality, it would not
M being taken to ttie highest court
It Washington Railway and Elec-
( jtnpany. The attitude of the corn-
has been a resistant one all tlu
I" through. We cannot pass the sim-
It jrder regarding tho front platform
r or a running Doara wunoui wc
bp ny taking it to .court.
Ii penenne Dill oroniDits a street
iw. company irom controlling, btni:: and iiCeciivj Is This. Photograph of Uncle Sam's Big Warships In Line of Battle with the Powerful Twelve-inch Guns of the Virginia In the Foreground. The Picture Was Taken
plant or vice versa. I
nissioner Harding read into thel-
extracts from tne recent icvori
rUlitles Commission following
cstIgation of the railway tnd
companies, dwelling uartlcularly
ie Jl,()nO,000 Issue of power com-
tock which he said had no carn-
this stock there has been paid
dividends." said Commissioner
IM ng. "what did the power com
i receive for this stock. Xolhing
e promise of the railway corn-
to give it a two-third interest in J
er piani bite us reprcseniea oy
33I shares of 'the Great I'sTis
Company. It appears that this
stock was bought for $US,'X) and
een non-productive up to this
Same Board of Directors.
Tiujloncr Harding said the po-nci I
any and the street railway corn
have the same board of director?
there is little substance in this
t to Ftofk transaction."
casons actuating the Commis-
io r in recommending the passage
t bill, ' continued Commissioner
ti are the intimate association
tfo companies, the control of
fAirs of the two companies by the
d'rectors. who make contracts
themselves, the obscurity as to
mount of revenue earned b the
y company on account of the
f from the power sold to subsldi-
Senator Shively, Acting Head of Foreign
Relations Board, Says Return Would
Not Be Recognition of the Mexican
Federal Government and Considers It
Outside Hampton Soads During the Recent Target Practice.
May Rescue Frank
From the Gallows
New Law Firm Takes Charge of Doomed Man's
Case and Obtains Stay on Ground He Was
Not in Court When Verdict Was Read.
Obtains New Evidence.
incs. and the (act that the addi-
hr i one million capitalization was
Iv cjsly to reduce the dividend rate."
at do you want to accomplish ty
111" asked Chairman Johnson.
object we desire to reach is to
re the railway company to disp6se
stock in the power comDanv."
dc not want tnc same inoivid- rourt of the initert st.mi
. . jt . . i -....---
k -i hit on ine uireciuraics 01
nij.trlct public utilities" con-
( olonel HardlnK. "The dlrec-
Ir f the two corppanies hav the
la in fieir oun hands, and from
It trmufF received from the Mile
rrent to the general public are
i led to deelare larjre Dividends
I'OfiOOOO of this capitul Has no
ng capacity '
ni bvlonn Harding said there
io ot-jectirn to the railwa'- corn
own "g 't. own power plrnt.
e dul ov. nership of two public
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ATLANTA, Ga., April 16. Leo M. Frank, sentenced to die on
the gallows tomorrow, will not be executed then, if ever. Legal steps
taken today by his counsel give him a chance to secure the adjudica
tion of his case by the Supreme Court of the United States. First
he is trying to secure a new trial on the charge that he murdered
Mary Phagan, fourteen-year-old factory girl, in his lead pencil fac
tory. NEW FIRM TAKES CHARGE.
Senor Algara, charge d'affaires
at the Mexican embassy, is
awaiting some communication
from his government.
He said over the telephone at
2 o'clock this afternoon:
"We have received no official
news from Mexico yet, but
expect a communication soon,
probably later in the day."
K unolwns a quotion of rights un- tion wah made. Attomus Jtossor ard
der uie Constitution, it was pointed out, Arnold filed formal motion for a new
the defense attorr.os have laid the iriu-- " ll,c R"und of newly discovered
ground for an appeal to the Supremo -icp. J neir moiwii mrj.uiea niioa-
The motion testlmonv thev had trUen at the mevi-
llled l)j Attorney .TorriHii fllege.! that ous trial. Judge Hill ."et next Wednes-
the trial Judge. T S Hoan, advified day for hearing of :ngiiment on both
Frank s counsel that their client's pret- motions. Issuing a rule for Solicitor
ence in the court would make it dan- l-forsey to appeal und state why they
, ., .,,. . hhould not oe Bnnifil.
gerous for them and the defendant In AsslCTrnPnt of lhl!, hearlng (Jate auto.
care of an acijuittal verdict nmticallv postpones Flank's eecution,
Immediately after the annulm-nt mo- which had been ect for tomorrow.
President Displeased Over En
voy's Friendliness With Gen
Says Spouse Forced Her (Gets 36 Years; Hopes
To Eat Divorce Decree! Judge Will Sleep Well
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
NEW YOItK, April 10 That her hu
band tore up .ier decree of dixoice from
her former husband und ma'Je her
swallow the pieces, was 0110 of the
charges made by Mrs. Sophia Taylor
Erbcr, suing for an annulment of her
marriage to Emll Erber. She tays he
is un ex-convlct-
Erber, in a counter suit, says his wife
was not legally divorced from her for
mer husband wTicn she married him.
Veteran Takes Own Life
At the Soldiers' Home
ns continued on tolls question be-
the Canals Committee.
. eiary subcommittee grants hearing
question of national prohibition,
oijs bills on tho calendar consldcr-
i id debate on legislative bill,
sii Affairs Committee adopted
eeution sustaining President in
udii.g fleet to Mexico.
'ary Committee considered the
mi Committee held a hcamig on lcixi" . f a flr.t ,ere.-,m i Com
pany!, Thltd Artillery.
NEW YORK. April 16.-William Ifahn.
alias "Smith. ' of the "Old Dutch sang,"
was tcntenced by Judge Kosalsky to ten
jiars for burglary, ten jears for lar
ceny, and sixteen years on an old sen
tince. It will keep llalin in pileon until ho
Is seventy-nine. Going out. Hahn was
heard to mutter.
"What's that he says?" demanded
"He says he hopes you will sleep well
after that," responded the court attendant.
Joban Hansen, seventy-four, for
twcnt ears an inmate of the Soldiers'
Home, killed himself today In hlb room.
Hansen left several notes giving ex
plicit Instructions for his burial and the
iH&nosdtlon of nersonal belonzincs. Han
sen was found In Ills room with a bul-
i Committee Is Shaping
Wilson Anti-Trust Bill
it railway situation.
Mh the omnibus Administration anti
trust bill before it, the House Judiciary
Committee todaj began cons'deratiou
of a final draft of the measure. Today's
secret sehblon, however, resulted in no
ladlcal changes, although later, it Is ex
pected. Republicans will seek to saddlo
unto the measure a, number at caumaa.
Despite denials from the While House
by Secretary Tumulty that President
Wilson Is not concerned over Charge
O'Shaughnessy's relations with General
Huerta, it was learned on iiniicstlon
ablo authority today that the President
Is displeased with the diplomat' friend
liness with tho diet.itoi
The House Committee on Foreign Af
fairs also learned today that O Sliaugh
nessy would be removed from tho Mex
ico City post If President Wilson could
establish a means of communication
with the de facto government there
without recognizing Hucrtit.
'The President, however, docs not feel
thut he can substitute another repre
sentative at Mexico City without there
by recognizing Huerta," said a member
"Is It fair to assume Picsidcnt Wil
son told the conferees this yesterday?"
he was asked.
'"Yes," he replied
The discussion of the morning cen
tered about whether or not the latest
offenses against this Government con
Htltuted sufficient reason for sending a
licet, whereas other offenses had gone
Congressmen Bartholdt, wc. and
other held out that tho culminating of
fenses uui not warrant such a move, but
Fleet, Out of Mist,
Speeds to Mexico
Four Seadogs, Now Clear of the Fog, Steam On at
Increased Rate Toward Tampico Men All
Look Forward Eagerly to Expect
ed "Active Service."
By LIEUT. CHARLES M. MAIGNE, U. S. A Retired.
Staff Correspondent of The Washington Times.
ABOARD FLAGSHIP ARKANSAS, AT SEA (By Wireless to
Cape Hatteras, N. C), April 16. Steaming southward into clear
ing skies, the four dreadnoughts of the Atlantic fleet, dispatched to
Mexico by President Wilson, were well on their way to Tampico to
day. The heavy mist which covered the sea after the warships
slipped through the Virginia Capes yesterday afternoon, has been
dispelled, and the fleet, in spick-and-span condition, and capable of
making the maximum speed, is losing no time in getting to its des
tination. Early today, the wireless operator on board the Arkansas, the
flagship of the fleet, Hashed out the orders to the three sister ships,
"no stops," and directed that the speed be increased to twelve knots.
Today, the navy's finest fighting ships are strung out in a long
line, the Arkansas, the fastest battleship in the world, leading, with
the New Jersey 1,000 yards astern, the Vermont another 1,000 yards
to the rear of her, and the New Hampshire a, similar distance from
Officers of the fleet do not think it possible for the vessels to
reach Tampico before Wednesday noon. It will require a contin
uous twelve-knot rate to land them in Mexican waters by that time.
The officers and men worked willingly nearly all the preceding
night, stowing away supplies hastily thrown aboard at Hampton
Roads. Routine drills aboard the ship today were performed with
a vigor that reflected the fondest hope of the officers and crew for
Driver Hurt in Crash, Held for the Grand Jury.
A southbound Ca;4ta Traction cat Accused of talcing the nutomobile of
rammed a wagon of the Merchants' William II. Heron from In front of his
Transfer and Storage Company at Sev- rerldmcc 013 Massachusetts avenue
enth and S streets northwest this morn-, northwest, without the owner's consent.
Iiik. Passengers on the car wero shaken , Arthur H. Johnson and Harry Shook
up and George Green, helper oil tho i were hnunri over tn the irmn.l t.ii-- m.
all agreed that now that this step has Jgon. was thrown to the stieet and i day by .lurUo Mullowny In tho Pollct
been taken, the committee should itand , iKU Hprmiit d He was taken to! Coi'rt Their bond was fixed j.t $309
b th Prtaldent. l-'rccdmen'a liovpltal. ? I each.
President Huerta is willing to fire a salute to the
American flag if the United States agrees to return that
Senator Shively, acting chairman, of the Senate For
eign Relations Committee, admitted this afternoon mat he
had been officially advised" that- this was the answer to
-- American 'demands transmitted tdoay by " . Charge
O'Shaughnessyfrom Mexico City; .'"-
In commenting upon Huerta's proposition, Senator
Shively declared that a return salute on the part xf Amer
ican warships would not amount to a recognition of the
de jure government, and indicated that he looked upon it as
a satisfactory settlement
Senator Lodge, ranking Republican member, of the
Foreign Relations Committee, took an entirely different
view. He looked upon consent by our Government to a
return salute under all the circumstances as a backdown
on our part
So far as can be learned, the Administration has not
yet accepted the proposal of Huerta. The fact that nego
tiations are under way is regarded as an encouraging symp
tom. "Huerta's stipulation that our ships must return the
salute, if a salute is given the Americanflag by the Mex
icans, is merely a request that the usual forms be' complied
with," said Senator Shively, who is acting chairman of
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this afternoon.
"Of course, if his men salute the American flag, our
men will salute back. That does not, however, constitute
a recognition of Huerta as the head of a de jure government
in Mexico. It is a recognition of the de facto government,
just as our original demand was a recognition of the de
facto government. But there is no de jure government
in Mexico that we recognize.
"I suppose that the compliance on the part of Huerta
with the demands of the Government will end the present
situation, and leave things as they were before. In fact,
I can think of no other way in which the situation can
work out, if Huerta does what he today seemingly indi
cates he will."
"My information came from the State Department,"
said Shively, discussing the new situation presented in
Huerta's counter proposal. "I think there surely must be
some other matter involved, however, as it is perfectly ob
vious that the United States would be bound, by ordinary
rules of courtesy to return a salute given them."
Shively said he had not been advised how the Ad
ministration regarded the proposal from Huerta he had
merely been told of the facts of the case.
The State Department and the White House wero
not as generous with information as 'was Senator Shively.
Mr. Bryan and the White" House admitted receiving a dis
patch from Charge O'Shaughnessey, but refused to say
more than that it was "encouraging."
Mr. Bryan would not discuss the statement of what
Huerta had agreed to do, as given out by Shively.
(Continued am Fiftk Page.)