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Showers Tonight and
Full Report on Page Eight.
President Said to HavePrac
tically Decided onlWell
Known Newspaper forre
spondent for the Place.
Native of Tennessee
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f-nena oi unvei
Newman. Chairman of Uhe
Louis Brownlow. a well-known nevs
paper correspondent in wasningion,
probably -will be named by Presldsnt
Wilson as a member of the Board of
District Commissioners to succeed
I Frederick I Siddons. The latter's de
lation to the Supreme Bench of the
r District is understood to have been
practically decided upon by the Presi
Mr. Brownlow Tiad a Ion? conference
this morning with the President, and
while the District Commisslonershlp
w as not mentioned it Is understood that
'the President had sent for the news
paper man in order to "size up" his
uualificatlons for the place. Having
just returned from a trip to England.
Mr. Brownlow was ablo to discuss at
length with the President various
I municipal reform which have been
, tried out in that country-
Mr. Brownlow is a native of Tennes
see, and has represented a Nashville pa-
, per in this city. He Is at present j:on-
F-tiected with" the Frederic J. HacKlns
Ne-vspaper Syndicate. Jlc, lives ATFlor-J
1-enCB Court, tfte tamo apsiuneni jbootw
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l where commiesioner uuver '. mwtob
resides. The latter and tr. Browlowl
are close personal friends and have
many Ideas in common regarding the
proper metnoas oi municipal aaminis
tralion. Being a single-taxer,f Brown
low probah'y would have the. support
of Congressman George, one of the most
active members of the House District
Committee, and a close friend of the
Congressman J. Harrv Covington, of
"Maryland, whom the Iresldent has ap
pointed Chief Justice of the District
Supreme- Court, succeeding the late Jus
tice .Clabaugh. will leave Congress July
3. Mr. Covington called at the White
Hcuse today. He declared that he has
already consulted with his colleagues
cgarding the summer assignments, and
expected to tw on the bench In time to
participate In the summer work.
Here's Chance to
When Homer twanged his bloom
ing lyre there was one string he
played that vibrated strongly, but
nobody could tell -what it was. Now
Homer was a boy who knew how to
keep his friends guessing; why
even today there are seven towns
that claim him he was a sort at
ncient example of what the home
rulers charge Commissioner New
man is Of course, we know where
Homer came from, but we have to
go to the encyclopedia for It we'd
never get it out of anything Homer
Mind you, this isn't defending the
old boy That was his play. Being
his own press agent in a day when
the press ageatlng wasn't particu
larly good, he knew exactly what
he was about. He twanged that one
note on his lyre and kept the world
guessing what it was the note that
remains a mystery; and after all
these centuries, when ordinary
human memory has passed the way
of the flesh it represents. Homer Is
(till a personality in the realm of
real things because of that mystery.
That note of nis, the vibrations of
his peculiar vehicle of emotion, the
mystery, always can be depended
upon to get response from hu
manity. And thst Is why "THE MILLION
DOLLAR MYSTERY" has an ap
peal. And it is a mystery. A baby
is left on a door step: a safe filled
to its million dollar capacity is com
pletely emptied, a group of people
In black masks make gestures of
earnest villainy, a balloon swoops
down out of the sky. picks a man
from a roof and sails out to sea.
where it is next seen flopping on
the waves with no man in sight
all of this happens in plain sight,
if you see the pictures, or in your
mind's eye if you read the story on
Page 10 in The Times today and
every Sunday as the pictures appear.
Now, Harold MacGrath might
have written about all this in a
most commonplace fashion. Of
course, he didn't but he might
have, and still the story would have
thrilled first, because of the mys-tery-the
ame old lyre string that
Homer twanged and then because
the mystery Is remunerative Any
hod might get the ten thousand
dollars to be paid for writing the
last chapter And there is another
rnjstei.. that will be answered when
the person writes the final chapter
why didn't Harold MacGrath write
11 these things ou can And out
by reading the story. Really, it's
Rules Committee Members Fail to Meet Delegation
of Indignant Women at Scheduled Hearing.
Telephones Fail to Bring Quorum Two
Lone Republicans Present.
Missing One Rules Committee of the House of Rep
resentatives. If found, notify suffragist headquarters.
A delegation of indignant suffragists called today at
the committee rooms of the House Committee on Rules.
The visitors sat around for an hour or more waiting for a
meeting of the committee, which did not materialize. In
fact, not even the majority of the members of the com
mittee materialized and there was never a prospect of any
thing like a quorum.
Shortly before noon a feminine voice was heard at
the other end of a press gallery telephone wire.
"Will you newspaper men see if you can find Mr.
Pou. Maybe we can get a meeting if we can find him."
Mr. Pou was not in sight at the time and scouts for
the suffragists, dispatched from the Rules Committee, re
ported that other members of the committee were strangely
absent. Congressmen Campbell and Lenroot, Repub
licans, drifted in, but, manifestly, they could not hold. a
meeting. They were minority members; the powers that
be were not on hand and the two members present couldn't
do anything but sympathize.
The suffragists in the delegation just looked at one
another and thought things.
ROOM IS DESERTED.
There had been a tentative agreement
that the Rules Committee would tackle
today both the prohibition and woman
suffrage resolutions, for which special
rules have been asked to bring about
Following their rather unsatisfactory
visit to the White House jesterday. a
number-of suffragists came to the Capi
toltoday expecting a hearing before
tfcJWfeCnHlttba. Evidently thv
who is in'Texas, recently wired that it
was just simply impossible for him to
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Rules committee members consent to I
postpone Important business until Au
gust 1. say?
Apparently consent has been granted,
for. when the women visitors arrived to
day, the hearing room was deserted.
They asked for the chairman. He was
The name of the acting chairman, Mr
Pou, was uttered bv the expectant
ones, but nobody answered.
Mr. Hardwick. another rankin- Demo
crat, was reported in Georgia. Scouts
Teported that Mr Goldfogle of New
York, wasn't In, nor could Congressman
FOR RUSSIAN ENVOY
President Sends to Senate
Nomination of Californain as
President Wilson today Kent to the
Senate the nomination of George T
Marvf. of San Francisco and Wash-
ington. as ambassador to Russia Mr.
Marva is credited to California, but
snends much of his time in Wash-
Marve is reputed wealthy He was i
born at Baltimore and was educated i
President Wilson first offered the
place to Charles R. Crane, of Chicago.
Henry M. Pindell. Peoria, 111., was
afterward named, but resigned before
being confirmed by the Senate fol
lowing publication of the famous
"Lewis letter." written by Senator
Lewis of Illinois.
Marye is a retired lawyer and
author, and an accomplished linguist.
Russia has notified this Government
that he Is persona grata
Board of Trade Will
Meet This Afternoon
Ten recommendation! affecting trust
legislation will be voted on by the
Board of Trade at a special meeting at
4:30 o'clock this afternoon, the recom
mendations being those of the special
committee of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States referred to Its 800
constituent bodnes for approval.
Directors of the board have already
approved nine of the proposals and the
remaining one lian h-en referred to the
law committee which will report on It
this evening The question of Inter
locking directorates of both banks and
rallrrads. of prevention cf centraliza
tion of credit, and of the regulation of
the shares of stock Issued by corpora
tions are among uio5e involved.
Expect the Income Tax
Will Total $30,750,000
Internal Revenue Collector!, all over
the country are working overtime to
day compiling the figures showing the
Income tax collection The total ic
turns will be wired to ih Treasurv
Department late today, and the grand
total collection will be .vinoiinccd to
The Trcasurv Dcpartim-m. from the
catteied reports) already made uya It
has every reaon to hcljovr th total
-Ollectlon will equal If not rxreed the
eUmaU of tSO.Te&ooo.
l-oster of Illinois be located at
be located at this
And so It went.
The women scurried and telephoned
aDout. but the members dldn t show
up and when the suffragists departed
mey were a bit indignant over the turn
of affairs, notwithstanding the Demo
cratic view that sufTrage Is a State
issue and the party caucus has once
reiueed to Instruct the Rules Commit
tee to make the Brlstow-Mondell reso
In the dlaappointed delegation which
oesicgea tne empty committee room
toaay were suffragists from several
States, Including Miss Elizabeth
a ...w. .. . . n M. .
jea"ma n. -wrs. jonn r i nomas, ana
Miss Mary de Von. of Wilmlncton.
uei.i .Miss Anna McCue and Mrs.
Laurence Lewis, of Philadelphia; Miss
Jt-dllh Hanzshe, of Baltimore, Mrs
Olls-on Gardner of Washington. Miss
uorothv Osborn. of Montclalr. X. J.
and Miss Elsie Hill, of NorwaJk, Conn.
n is impronaoie mat tne Rules Com
mittee will meet at any time In the
near future on either the prohibition
or sunrage issues, and the average
member of the House is glad of the
lacs or prospect Tor action at this ses
(First Day When Personal
j Schedules Are Filed and Dog
v?Jer rents, personal, and doc taxes
" v.nS wieir aay ai me L-lstrtct
Building. This Is the first day when
i"" '" scneouies snouid be (lied,
'"' """ W"' ot "iter Dills, and for
e purchase of dog tags for the com-
' The office of the Collector of Taxes
reports the receipts of the day better
than normal, both with reference to
water and dog revenues, both of which
must be paid during the month of July.
A line of people had been at both
windows all day. and two men have
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irii nrin iiubi issuing tags ana re
ceipting water bills. Failure to settle
the latter before August 1 will render
householders liable to the cutting o'ff
or their water supply. The time has
not yet been fixed when the Pound
master will be Instructed to pick up all
oogs that do not have new tags.
Ten thousand tags are on hand. hav.
ing been purchased under the appropri
ation of last year at a cost of J.170.
It Is said that there has been some-
ming or a tailing orr In recent years
In the number of licensed dogs In the
cltj, with a resultant reduction In this
portion of revenues of the police and
jiremen b pension luncls.
Failure to file a personal tax sched
ule with the personal tax assessors be
fore August 1, will carry with It a
premium or twenty p-r cent on the
aniouni or personal lax to which th
uuiiquunLH Hie wunjeci. l.afct vrar
nearly s.vi scneauies were filed, an
Increase of nearly 3.000 oer the pre
Senator's Former Clerk
Admits Guilt as Forger
Hidn Moulthrop, former secretary
to Senator Hamilton Lewis' of Illinois,
entered pleas of guilty to Indictments'
charging him with forgery and larcen
after trust before Justice Gould, In
Criminal Court No I. today Sentence
was suspended and Moulthrrp waa
placed on probation
One Indictment charges that Moul
throp forged the name of Senator Low Is
to s check for J240. while tln other al
leges he failed to deliver ft diamond
ring rntrustod to him bv Senator Lewis.
Moulthrop has been In Jail since Jan
uary In default of ball.
FOR NEWMAN IN
SPITE OF VERDICT
Counsel Contends No Court of l
Jurv Mav Revise Action of !
Senate and President.
MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL
ALSO FILED IN COURT
Arrest of Decision Urged in,
Third Brief to Allow an Ap- j
Counsel for Oliver P. Newman filed
three motions in the District Supreme
Court today to evade judgment on the
verdict of the Jury returned last .Fri
day in the quo warranto proceedings
ousting "him from the A.ice of Dis
First, the court Is asked to enter up
Judgment in favor of Mr. Newman de
spite the verdict of the Jury. This
move falling. It Is planned to press a
motion for a new trial, and then. In the
event of an adverse ruling, to urge the
court to arrest judgment -with a view
to taking an appeal to the Court of
It is expected that Justice Gould,
who presided In the ouster proceedings,
will hear arguments on the motions
The -motion for judgment in favor of
Mr. Newman is based upon prac
tically the same contentions which were
raised in contesting the issuance of the
writ of quo warranto on the petition of
William J. Frizzell. representing the
so-called "home rule committee "
Counsel declare that:
Rests With President
The power to determine the qualifica
tions pf Mr. Newman as Civil Com
micsinnrr rested primarily with the
President, and Senate, and as the con
.sent bf the Senate was only given af'
ttr a tnorougn cxHininmi imu . ui
qualifications, no power to r"iw j'Jf J
..linn mstM In an court or jlin. auch
a revision of the Senate's action by in
court or Jur would be a violation of
the constitutional r-eparat'on of 'hc
powers of Government.
The Attornej Gencial or I'nited States
Attorney alone. If anyone. Is entitled
to bring action.
Since the respondent is subject to
removal bv the I'rc.ldent at all tlme.
a writ of quo warrailto will not run.
The Auornev Gtneial. having refused,
to file the petition of quo wa-ranlo
asked for because no public Interest
would be pubscrved. such determina
t'en on his part was conclusive.
Thp rclnt.ii (Frizzell) has shown no
interei-t in the ofilcc upon which could
be ba.ed anv petlt.on for quo warranto.;' " ni.u1m, w muvipi crime
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uiuuves ui xvciaiwi.
No Inquiry whs made by the court
prior io the issuance of the r't ns
to the motives of the relator
It docs not appear that the DUtrict
Attorney ever refused to Initltute this
proceeding on the request of the rela
tor. It docs not apwar that any public
interest was subserved and such a
writ may not be used for private pur
poses. Substantiallv the same contentions
arc advanced In support of the motion
for an arrest of judgment. Specific
reasons, arp set forth In the motion for
a new trial, and it is furthe- stated
that a rehearing is sought "for other
causes, to be stated on the hearing."
The reasons aro as follows
Because of error committed, in grant
ing the relator the right to open and
close the testimony and arguments. .
Because of the erroneous admission
and rejection of testimony
Becaube of the wrongful refusal of
pravers for Instructions.
Because the verdict of the Jury was
against the .evidence
Attorneys Ralston & Richardson and
G W. Holt are counsel for Mr. New
man Former Senator Ballov of Texas.
A. A Blrncy. William J. Neale, and
James N Knsland are attorneys for
the "home rule committee "
FIVE MEET DEATH
Score of Lives Saved by Min
ers Stopping for Farewell
WILLIAMSON. W Va . July l.-Trap-ped
In an ntry of the Sycamore mine
several miles from here flv- miners
met their death tins morning when
fire spread from a fan house to the
place In which they were working.
Twenty other minor, who usually
are In the same shift owe tholr
Hvjs to the fact that they were late
at work having stopped to drink faro
wells to the closing of v est Vir
Wrd was sent to the Bureau of
Mines station at Fairmont imme
diately, and the rescue car and crew
rushed to th Sycamore mine.
"Plucked" Navy Officers
To Be Revealed Today
Secretary of the Navy Daniels expects L
to announce late today namra of flvi
navy captains, four commanders, foXjr
lieutenant commandeis. and two liilu
tenants who are to be retired hsp-'the.
"pluck'n board." which finished.-its' la
EVENING, JULY 1,
SERB PLOT BARED;
E OF BOMBS
Had Not One Chance in a Hun-
dred to Escape Bosnian
TWO INFERNAL MACHINES
UNDER ROYAL DINNER JABLE
Another in Chimney Seven
Found in Plotters' Arsenal.
War Is Near.
VIENNA, J.ilv 1. Death by bomb or
bullet in ScraJevo was an absolute cer
tainty for Archduke Ftans Ferdinand,
according to government advices re
ceived here today from the city where
the heir to the empire met his death.
These say the whole city was literally
sown with bombs designed to make as
sassination of the archduke sure. .
Search or the buildings where the
prince was tc be entertained has been
made since the assassination. Accord
tag to official reports, two infernal ma
chines with clocks attached were found
under the table where ho was to have
eaten dinner upon his return from the
Serajevo city hall, on which Journey he
fell to Gavtio Princip's bullets.
A third bomb was discovered In the
chimney of the dining room, and sev
eral were secreted under the tracks of
the railway by which he and his suite
were to have returned to Vienna.
Police Find Bomb Arsenal.
Serajevo police also discovered the ar
senal of the assassins. In the room of
a woman suspect seven Infernal ma
chines, nil of terrific power, were
stored. These were believed to have
been kept In reserve for a final des-
iicr.nr attempt in this city upon the ,
prince's life if all others failed. In. case
of non-succes with the seven bombs. It,
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ajj prnren:i CcslgaeiLto Wow un .the
car as he left the
From the power of the bombs found,
as well as from their disposition, it was
believed the archduke had not one
chance In a hundred of leaving Sarajevo
Austra-Servian War Feared.
Open war between Austria and Servia
may come as a result of the archduke's
assassination. The government's note
to Servia demanding that conspirators
In Belgrade, who are believed to have
plotted the killing, be ferreted out and
punished Is considered practically to
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ic uuui oi ine Servian nation. II
has greatly added to the rising tide of
antl-Servlan feeling here.
Viennese are especially incensed by
the endeavors of the Servian press In
Belgrade and" other cities to mitigate
the condemnation of the assassin by
claiming that the killing was due to
oppression of Serbs In Bosnia and
Herzegovina by their Austrian gov
ernors. SERAJEVO. Bosnia, Julv 1. Gavrlat
Princlp. the Servian youth who as
sassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand
of Austria and his wife. Countess
Hohenberg, was Interrogated by civil
authorities here today preparatory to
his trial. Princlp insists that he was
not concerned in any plot, but that
he killed the heir to the throne be
cause of "Servla's wrongs." Because
he litis not attained his majority
Princlp may escape with imprison
ment Gabrinovics. the bomb thrower, who
first attempted Franz Ferdinand's
life, was also questioned today. He.
too. denied that any one was impli
cated with him.
Dates for the trial of the two Serbs
have not beep announced. Rioting
Ample Funds to Run the
Beach, Fitzgerald Says
Members of the House Appropriations
Committee profess inability to under
stand published claims that the bathing
beach Is without funds to run more
than three or four days, owing to the
failure of the District appropriation hill
to become law by July 1. Figures at the
Capitol do not agree with those given
out at the Municipal building.
Chairman Fitzgerald, of the House
Appropriations committee says there's
no excuse for shutting down the bath
ing beach. He says JC0I.25 Is available
for the first fifteen days of July. It
vhould be fully ample. House members
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at 11
Senator nurton speaks in opposition to
the river and harbor bill.
President transmits nomination of
George T. Marye. to be ambassador to
Judiciary Committee works on trust bill.
Senate Democrats called Into caucus on
trust legislation this afternoon.
Met at noon.
Set aside calendar Wednesday to take
up legislative bill conference report
Wright inquiry postponed until ton-cr-
tow. Congressman Peterson of In
diana, named .is fourth member of
Conr 'ssmnn Kahn nsked Investigation
cf Hopkins-Pierce cntTespomlcn e
p bllshed in New York ifswspuper
egardlnc Mexican Insurrection.
PRICE ONE CENT.
REPORTED FLEEING MEXICO
Wife of Dictator, Said To Be En Route To the Coast Guarded By a Detach
ment of Federal Troops.
ill LASSEN FUMES
TRAVEL 11 MILES
America's Only Volcano Belches
Forth and Guards Protect
REDDING. Cal., July 1. The most
violent and terrifying eruption of Mt.
Lassen, the American volcano. In its
present period of activity, began at
S:4o a. m. today. Dense smoke ascend
ed from the crater for a distance of.
nearly a mile, and then "mushroomed"
out, raining ashes on the surrounding
country. Ashes fell thirteen miles from
the volcano, and Volta. twenty-two
miles away, was Inconvenienced by sul
The eruption continued for an hour,
and then the smoke settled down on
the mountain top, obscuring the view.
Besides the main crater, a new. Incipi
ent crater far down the deep 'slope of
the mountain, smoked for the first time
Forest rangers have been on the look
out to protect tourists who began rush
ing towird the mountain as soon as
yesterday's eruption was observed.
Interior Auditor Clerks
Escape Overtime Work
Clerks In the office of the Auditor
for the Interior Department, who have
been expecting dsll to be advised by
Auditor Woolley that thev will have
to work overtime hereafter and on Sat
urdav half-holidavs breathed easier to
day "when thev learned that no steps
In this direction are contemplated at
udltor Woollev In a communication
to Secretary McAdoo. which was trans
mitted to Congr3s. declared th:it his
office had been behind In its work
for vears. due to insufficient 'orce. and
that unless Congress granted adiitloml
help the force In the Indian tnd miscel
laneous division" would be compelled
to work every da until o'.S1) p ni . atd
be deprived of annual leave
Secretmv McAdoo included a -vitiost
for twelve e'erlm in a deficiency esti
mate to ''ongre?K. nnrt It was an
nounced todav thst the depigment will
aw nit the act'on of Congress before ex
tending the clerks' hours.
Begin Work Tomorrow
On Gold Mine Probe
Senator Thompson of Kansas chair
man of the subcommittee to make an In
vestigation into the use of Senate sta
tlonerv to boom a North Carolina gold
mine, announced to dav the subcommit
tee would meet tomorrow to start the
Senators Overman Chilton. Swanson.
and pomerenc. who own stock, will
testify Clerks of the Rules and the
Census Committees the committees
whose stationery was used, will also
be among the witnesses.
WRIGHT CASE PROBER
Indiana Congressman to Hear
Evidence in Impeachment
Case Against Judge.
Te Wright Impeachment investiga
tion will b resumed tomorrow, follow
ing tho appointment shortly after noon
today of Congressman John B. Peter
son, an Indiana Democrat, as the fourth
member of the subcommittee of the
Judlclarr Committee, as Congressman
Jack Beall is to be absent for several
Mr. Peterson was named in order
that there may be three members sit
ting. The investigating committee now
consists of Congressmen McCoy, chair
man: Peterson, Beall. and Nelson.
No committee meeting was held to
day, owing to the late announcement of
the fourth member.
Cupid Breaks Records'
In Month Just Closed
NEW YORK. July l.-Dan Cupid has
Just closed one of the busiest months
in his career. Reports from throughout
the country today show Increased
"June weddings" nearly everywhere.
In New York alone 4.4S4 marriage
licenses were issued during the month,
an Increase of C5 over the same month
of last year. Chicago and Cleveland
each show an Increase of 200 In the
number of June brides as compared
w'lth 1913. Even In Philadelphia, where
a new eugenic marriage law is In ef
fect, the number of June marriages
showed an Increase.
Root Declines to Run
Again for U. S. Senator
Politicians are keenly interested in a
letter from Senator Root to William
Barnes, ji , of Albany, in which Sena
tor Root definitely takes himstlf cut of
the Senatorshlp race In N'ew Tori:.
Congressman Calder. of Brooklv n, has
already got into the race fo- the Senate.
James W. Wadsworth. Jr.. and Harvey
D. Hlnman are Republican candidates.
Three Killed, 20 Injured
In Head-on Collision
JACKSON. Mich.. July 1. Three per
sons were killed and twenty injured In a
head-on collision of Intenirban cars
three miles cest of Jackson shortly be
fore noon today when a limited struck
School Board to Meet.
The Board of Education will meet at
the Franklin School building tomor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Conditions Favorable as Could
Be Expected Until Factions
' Get Together, Says Presi
Row Between Carrahza and
Villa Growing Bitter as Me
diation Conference Takes
Indicating the hope on the part of
Administration that mediation may yet
bring about a settlement of the Mexi
can controversy. President WUson this
afternoon authorised Secretary to the
President Tumulty to make the fol
"Things are In as good shape a they
can be until the Mexican factions can
How the. Administration and the me
diators are" proceeding with the task
of getting the two factions together,
is not kno-Jtn. As a matter of fact,
it is not two but three factions tt-at
have split asunder the early hopes ot
mediation the faction headed by Huer
ta. that headed by Carranra. the first
chief of the constitutionalists; and 'that
headed by Gen. Francisco Villa, the
fighting, commander of the rebel arm".'.
From present Indications, the row be
tween Villa and Carranza far from
being smoothed over, is growing more
bltter.,j ' i , jn-
i,,. Coifereicei,Adjoums. -' -, -
Technically; today's cessation, ottha
conferences at Niagara Falls is a "re
cess." Actually, however, there are
few diplomats In Washington who be
lieve that the conferences will be re
sumed for some time, if ever. Mean
while Carranza and Villa will have op
portunity, either to get together for
a final blow at Mexico City, or begin
a civil strife throughout the terri
tory which they have so dearly paid
for In human blood. Meantime, too.
the American forces will remain at
Vera Cms until the present Mexican
(policy of the Administration la aban
doned, or they are loreew io- proceeu
to Mexico City for the. protection of
the Americans still remaining In th
capital. - -
There are many observers in Wash
ington who believe that, before me
diation can again undertake ta com- ,
pose the strife in Mexico, the foreign
governments, impatient of the- delay
and Irritated by the continued depre
dations on the properties ot tne.r
nationals, will endeavor to force the
United States to take the "bull br th
horns' and force a settlement by more ,
VERA CRUZ. Mexico. July L-Rapid
action by the marines tand bluejacketi
from American. British, Frepch
German warships in the harbor
was freely predicted today in casej
collapse of Huerta's power In Mexlc
c.itr. which seemed imminent, should
come In such a way as, to endanger
the Uvea of foreign residents In the
While no official of any of the powers
would be quoted It was persistently re
ported that an agreement has bea
reached that, when Huerta flees, an
International force will at once be
pushed over the railroad to guard tha
persons and property of those who
might be endangered by anarchy fol
lowing the dictator's fall.
It was stated here today that trod
a dash by all the powers would In no
sense be regarded a Intervention thai
It would be simply using sufficient
force to police the city and guard le
gations until the United States had de
cided what action would be taken in a.
larger way If any. It was understood,
that the United States had been con
sulted and had agrred to this view.
Three British Ships There.
In the harbor today, beside the Amer
ican warships, lay three British crut
ers. The German cruiser Dresden wan
at target practice only a few miles off
the port. The French cruiser Cond
was at Puerto Mex'co but her com
mander notified Rear Admiral Badsar
that she would return here before July
These ships will furnish the nlen for
the International police if a dash to Mex
ico City becomes necessary. It Is not
believed they would mce with oppo
stlon on the way as most of the reg
ular Huerta troops have been with
drawn from the railroad line. Besides
fit is believed, should Huerta flee from
his capital, his whole organization
would crumble In a hour.
Fate of Mexico Rests
With Villa and Carranza
The fate of Mexico rests todar in the
hands of Villa and Carranza. Unlesj
the can patch up their differences it
makes no difference whether tne con
stitutionalists and federals get ta
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