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Chefategfrm Wim
Cloudy and Warm Tonight
(Full Report on Page Two.)
Confident of Acquittal on Charge
of Instigating Husband's
Murder, She Resumes Nar
rative of His Cruelties.
Denies Money Transactions
With Alleged Negro-Accomplices
May Complete Her
Story This Afternoon.
PROVIDKNCn. R. I., .Inn.
knew n my heirt that Hie
love-1 mo and no one else."
With those word-'. Mrs. Elizabeth !'.
Mohr rcsuuvd I he story of her un
happy married life with the Rhode
Island physician. In the superior court,
vvheio ho Is being tried oil the chait;j
of "aiding. abetting and procuring"
three ncpioc3 to kill her husband.
Mrs. Mohr took ip her relations with
the doi'toi after the srpuiuto muin
tenanco ."iitt began.
"I wanted the children to seo 'heir .
father," she na'd, "even allir I bi-g.ui
tuiit, nivi sent tlicm to base dinner
with him almost every night the llrts..
week alter I lllcj the petition.
"On August ID, I went to the .Newport
homo to bring my hop Charles home.
The doctor wus not there, and while
waiting 7 talked with Victor Hron at
the stables about my new horses hiiu
the fiaduic which I wanted tor mvso.i
This was all we talked about. ' sne de
clared. "1 saw Hcalls on June 12. He said lie
wanted to cnll on me later, but apcli
man came in his place. That was tno
first titno 1 ever saw bpcllman. U wu
ilcalls' custom, to vicit mc when ne
came on errands for the doctor.'-
one aciucu ever Having any money f
II ;insa(!linnfl wirn miv nt fhn nncnni
citwi .. uT i V . t u n. -
f,L. r. B,r1ow"- 8ne answercii: "I
.w. i J?iv '," n,0Vcy 'orlla '""''olne. '
aim I never otfeied to get him one.
iwo iiviu siau-inents niiiim by nr n
.!, j, , .".,,. V . rf '' ,
the- direct testimony yesui day stood
i ut rich in niemorj as sh-j walkrd lo
the stand. One was to tho effect that
". r. ,,,""? .s." '? .""" '?cauao ?"u
i .. "'-." ' i ini "."ing iiiuiiici
and the other w.-it, her asicrtlo-i of .W-
ways wnitlnK fo.- a reconciliation bo-
cause she loved ,ii-n
Although teai-H often tilled tho Wld-
o eyes, he ninnnged lo give "lei
ustimony in a ;iulct but clear vole-,
............ iv.n.u.1 u.i. i. .mi.; i. niiuiiiry nle i.usitania wouia never nave lost
t ushlng, her iBtury was uninterrupted, their lives"
It N bljeod tint Mrs Mohr's stoiy senatoi Townscnd spoke for an cm
will be ilnished late thU aftcrnoiii. bargo on nrms..and declared that on
It is Intimated that her coi-nscl will tho othcr RciP ; arc rcfardcd as one
t-rrk to hold her -n dhcit ix.iniinHtlon 0f t,e ues "
throughoi't the n. o Hint she nny '
hne a night's ret hcloiv being sub
.(cled to cross-f ?.mlnatIor. at the
hands of the State.
Story of Devotion.
The wife's tleottin to the man whose
pcri-onnl eharact'-r een the CtHte
does not now defc: d, will bo the doir.l-'
Mating note of the defense .
Attorney Cushing in.timutrci as much
In his opening address and ic apparent-
ly guiding the ipfiidunlV testlmonv j
along lines which will a:iuy the fil.i'n j
innn'a pcr.jonaIit in sharp contrast
to imhi oc me w'lf wnom ne spurneu.
following Mis. Mohr, Atton.ey Cusn
rig will tnke the stand nnd tell what)
be may of the Mohr?' affair.'!. j
That the State : attorney will spar',
no form of legal uttock to weary Mm. '
..loin's binin into submission. alre.iJvj
Iihs brer, plainly Indicated by P.ice j i
ritinns en In i'ip llrst isrt of her
lllll'CL lijllIlHJIlJ I
is Mnlii ivju ..lln,l In thn Qtftn.l n
soon as Mr. lushing had finished bis
intioductory addict to the jurv, and
plunged at once into all the details of I
ner life w'th Dr Mohr Their life to
fl'ontlnutfd on Fourth P.igc.i
National Association of Ex
changes Begins Quarterly
Meeting At Willard Hotel.
Representatives of tb reol "iiate
poinds In tiff cities of the coi'ntry
gathered in Hie Cabinet 1 00111 of tho
New Willard tola. the 1 tension "eliig
the oi;arterl) mcollnt of th" Nnlioral
A-st i-'uilon ol iteal J-.s-tHie i, nuimes.
hr.sslons will continue todnv mil to
inonow. Man initwib ot vita! Inipoi
taueo to Hal i?tat' brukeis a-n on tho
Urogram for discussion.
l tbo orenilig M-s.iion mis uiornm
Heal estate boards In the foil iwine
places were received Into the 'iatloiu.1
organization' Hnrrlshur? Chester nnd
AVoahlngton Pa : NIagare FtIIs. N' V..
Madison. Wis , Canton nrd Yoi'n.;stown,
Ohio. Foil Smith. Aik.: OM.ihomi It v.
Okla and Sun Antonio. Tex., orlns nz
the nssoi iation's membership ut to PO
boards, with n total of tf.500 brokeis. It
was annoiiiu-ed
Sot lal feituies In connection 'villi the
meetlnc uic'iide 11 bannuei at t'u New
TV dlard tlu evining and a luiuhion to
1 narrow.
nninr.tmi-nti. were made for tne ninth studied and solved 1 "-v.-w.
jirnu-il convention of the nssoelnMnn j Tlie Swiss system 'in the United States. ' For weeks ( ongreasman Farley of
Xx'w . ol' . '.f n .VI in ., , . ,X p balii. would raise ii.000.000 men. and New York city. ha tat silenl in the
A.n'.r- wVj.l,!.' the uUhnvf! Uai" thc'" so ,nnv wou' -Jy lje hearings of the House Mllltar. Af-ilra
MlltCO itlCUCnted lll'll Hie Attend lllCe l.t PnnBf0,.mp,l Into effrctlvr. snlillr.ro In n .. 1.. 1 .1 . ii . .
this cor volition will he b.-iw.-en l.iOO ina"! f(J ""ecru" f would serve sixty , C,,,nnllU'''' wh,lp 1,ls CJ,ll-l,'UP'' "
Kaiser Spends 57th
Birthday in Field
No Elaborate Celebrations of
Anniversary at Request
of Emperor.
RKULJN (via Amsterdam). Jan. L'7.
Kaiser Wllhclm spent hl3 fifty-seventh
birthday today In tlie iltild with .iIh
troop3. Chancellor von Hcthinaiiit-
Hollvvcg, who left Ileiiin late last
night, la en route to army headquarters
to ,1oln the. Hmperor
At the. Kaiser's spoclil request t.ic
elaborate celebrations of the yearn
preceding the war were not duplicated,
today, flags wbio ming out In Ber-1
lln and other cHIca of the empire, b it
the tisunl parades and street demon
titrations wero lacking.
Th Kaiser has now completely re
covered from his recent Illness, ac
cording to reports 'ecclved here.
Twenty Clothes Baskets of
Signatures Presented to the
Senate By Kenyon.
Carried In twenty clothes baskets,
with an additional bundle b-sldcs. a.
inonBler petition for an embargo on I
anna and munitions was presented to I
the Senate today
,r,t.i .i.i . j u . u
This petition was presented hv ben-
ator Kenyon and was prepared by the J
Organization of Ameiican Women for '
Stilct Neutrality, of which Miss M. 1.. I
Mllter of Pa It Inline Is thn bend.
... , . ..... ... i
man mao
i-.acn ( ute npsucts contained a Brrss .rented a room nt the Waldorf and
lot of rolls, tied up with red, w hllc I appealed with ino followers when Presi
and blUH ribbons. In all, there were I dent and .Mrs. Wilson arrived In New
1.100 rolls, and each roll was about ' York todnv.
f,,rt.v fect l"nS. or nearly l-ht mile
nf neiltlon.
'!'ho petition was utatted from Bal
timore In a huge van this mornimr
at 7 o'clock and nrrlvod at the Cap
itol a little before noon.
ne?ffnr w.ny.rlS .SSk "in !
which he approved an embargo 'mire fpeecne lie was scheduled t.i ne
on arms. Scnutorn CUpp and liver in Now York todav. He was ribc
Sheppard approved the notion of an re-enforced h 0car. mnlti . d'hotel of
embargo. .Senator Hitchcock read the Waldoif. Owm refused ti carry
telegrams from grain men and others
in his State, Ncbranka. declaring the
in nis aiaie, .-CDraHKa. ucciarmg ine -
arms traffic was-causing car short- l
age and Interfering with gialn ship-
ments. He denounced the arms ami uutmanruvered in the diplomats e
inunltlons exportation aa "damnable." chance, the sufTraglsta nun writing
Setmtor Stone trle.l to head off dls-
cusslon. but t,he Vice President ruled .
the motion In order and debatable i
A ah:irp parliamentary wrangle result-
a1 Ipnm flViA rnlinfl1 t Mm nhnip Sitt.i.
tor atone annealed from it. Senator
-n..i.- -.. ..i. i- u...n...
v iiirne iuuk. iijc view nidi uniumij, ui
the petttlon should go to the Horcign ,
Hciatlonn Committee. lie sal.l tnts
coiutrv nhnuld stop the tralTIc In nnns.
Senators Marline. Ashurxt. Kane, and
uviiniuin .uiu iniu, naiiumi, uonr, Him
Works denounced the arms truffle, and
uiged an embargo. Senator Ashurst de-
dared this country was In no position
to help bring about peate when It had
-lis lianas drcncneii in numan blood,
j)e predicted that greed for prlvato
profits would hlock the bill for u Uo-
crnment armor plato factory. I
Konntnt- M'nrU. nl.l- "I hollni. t 11
,a not been for this nefarious trade j
n arnls tIle llc0ple who .vent down on
J. S. Van Fleet TakeS Appeal
From Conviction For Viola
tion of Automobile Laws.
Fines and costs aggregating J103.1S
. , . . T.Aw 13 'n lilrtAt
WCIC lllliutcu nil Juon i- ' '-'i
of Washington, by a justice or
peace at ilockville .icstorday In
cases In which Van 1' Icet was cm
...111. 1'Ultilliii e( Marv-lntlH RtAte flllto- '
mobile regulations.
an Fleet was charged with reckless-
ly operating an automobile truck and j
t..,.plt.n nhlnttiAfl n ni'nnrtr nrrmlt from '
wltll operating me niacnni'' wmium
liatilifc uuiutm-u "- iw('.' i-- - ......
the State motor vehicle commissioner.
An nppeal was taken and the case will
be tried at the next session of the cir
cuit court.
The arrest of Van Fleet followed an
accident on the Washington and Koex
vlllc plite, three miles ea.it or Kockviiie.
on January 6. when a truck operated
by Van Fleet is said to have run into
several horses belonging to wiuiam u
several norses nrionguiB i" ! -
Uosb, ot UrtimersDurg. soriousiy mjin-
Ipk three of them and hurting a colored I
bo riding one. The machine was badly 1
damaged. 1
1 rrT ounce 11 amc
Ltr 1 oWloo AL.'-'IN E
Why Switzerland was not overrun by'
Germany as was Belgium, was told the
1 Senate Committee on Military Affairs
today by Captain Chrlhtian. a I'lncln -
"" ' P"aicinn. loimcii tt Q.,IBa ....,
1 1 uiiii.i:i .
That part or Switzerland over;
which the Germans would have had to1
I pass had been studied in Swiss ma-
neuvers lor years ne salo, ana 11 nan
I heen ascertained that more than 200,000
1 men could be concentrated In two days.
I The whole problem had been specifically
Senate District Body
Will Meet Tomorrow
Tlie Senate District Coinniitter will
meet fir It3 ln-st meetlni? of tlie hcsIoii
tni-ionow Senator t-mith 1 hah man.
ifsued the call today
It Is exprurd cons deration will be
given a number or ucndlnjc bill.
ing military age.
President Reiterates Views on
Suffrage, But Refuses to
Argue With Interviewers.
Chief Executive Spending Busy
Day in New York To Make
Several Speeches.
NEW YORK, .Inn. 27 -President Wil
son, after helm; besieged by 2.V) suflra
glsts at the Waldorf today, granted
them an Interview, reiterated his views
on suit rage, but refused to be heckled.
He told those who grew insistent that
he did not care to nrguc thn question.
and withdrew to :hc privacy of his
TtS , I's'ilenl .i finally """f'j
out by the suffragists after they hail
,,,, fipc (0 )hp j.;(.sf(lPntB RuUr for
thioe hours, lln vine failed to obtain an
rnsacrnent with the President at
Washington, lenders of the Congresslon
nl Union working for the passage of I
tne surrrnge nmrmlmrnt here
the suffrage amendment before Con-
i nev opened hostilities ny boinbaicllng
the Chief Lxccnthc with notes.
Declined An Invitation.
The President der'lned in Inv Italian
to address the suffragist;! on the plea
!.ht "o was too busy prensrm, '.he
any more notes to the President ml suite
un uic grnuuii iniu me excessive pei -
foliation Induced b- eriand runn.ns fai
on the ground Hint the excessive per
the suffragists had ruined his collar
notes,, and acieed upon decisive mtlon.
They sent an aggrcssUc delegation to
the floor on which the Prcsldentlul suite
was located, nnd beuMn an attack on
Sjtrrtfqn Til n,1.
Thn Tumuhv outer tfrnsr c.t w; v.
.t.i..j t
iinn a inirn h ) pr;r wns rnr Cu OUPCl'V
and descended to the ea.sl room
Mrs. Wilson did not accompany him.
and the suffraslsta had no opportunlt
of Impressing theh arguments on the
ui nil lirt;a9lllK 111111 111 UII1C11S
new First I.adv of the Land
.Mrs. Tiffany Dyer. Mrs. Ma
and Mrs. Henry llruere ilrsl i
r Hcaid
President Wilson, asklns
that he take
IContinued on Second Page i
Will Exclude All Unnecessary
Imports to Relieve Shipping.
Joint Note By Allies.
TXiNOnN. .Ian. r.- The Pritlsh gov--eminent
ha' dec;ded upon a partial
prohibition rf tlv Importance of mar,
r.rtlflci not aba dtitcly n-ccssary in
order t rcl'eife tne shlppii n bltuation.
President 'altei Biinciman, of Hie
board of I rede, .tnnotmccl in fommo.ia
this ifternonn.
The whole Mrltish iiereanlile marine,
he stated nt the snine lime, will be
placed undei go' eir.ment tontrol.
Neutiiil countii", pilncipally the
I'rtltnrl Qtutod lli.oi ll lllr'll 111IISI C( till!
.. , I Inlnr nt, ilm nt.nlil liil n1 li.t wptf im
ported, me the huidcsit hit bv the ac-
uon nf the govrrniiKiit.
Import-- of wool i ulp. glass and to-
oncco will nc pel nnurn oniy in muii'i
imounts. it la !oci)lc l -it tbe o-
cinment will latei piohl'olt the impor
tation of furniture, woods and othe.
raw material and the export of rag
and waste from which paper and other
I roduetR may be manufactured.
A Joint note signed by all the alllrs,
answering the latest protests ftom the
I nlted States and sueuen. anu selling
forth the allies' position toward nrutra.
iraae ror me pcrioa oi me war. aiso 13
in conlemplut'on. it ws learned tonay
nv uniting all the entente powers In a
Hngle declaration of policy, the allied
diplomats plan to make an Impressive
showing of unified purpose that will In-
WJI :Ur 'rnS "S, nUr"' ' 'e "!"
, dropped by S'r Fdward Grey In his
1 siiecch on the proposed blockade yes-
I terday.
JarnniP lll nC111 itne o
stiws iuuuijwh.viu
1 , . - .
, yJUffUlLl lUULUrlU
1 j
. .,.,
General Gorgas Says Only That
Sex Is Responsible for
tunltv cnnii' when t? irgeon Gcneial
Lrc.rgas discussed mulaiial lexer.
"General, ln't tun- that only he
femule mohciuiti bites''" Fancy asked,
breaking I1I11 long tllcnef
Five wrmeii sjieiTatoiv abruptly
stalked out whui Giicas smilingly a.i
svtred in the affirmullve.
' nM .10 IIOl If 'I'O II .
AtleiitU Coast Line. "Floilda .t; West
I Indian Limited All Florida resorts
, learned i uaint aail . nut) ave nw.
aq 1,
k'uii Hirw u nmv Lin
Secretary of War Sends Favor
able Report on Measure to
Rebuild Aqueduct.
Army Engineers Believe Work
Can Be Done Within Limits
of $1,500,000 Fund.
Following a conference today with the
District Commissioners Secretary of
Wnr Garrison sent a report to the
House District Committee approving
the Cnrlln bill providing for the rebuild
ing of the Aqueduct bridge at a max
imum cost o $1,500,000.
Although the content of the report
will not be made public until It has
reached the committee It Is understood
Secretary Garrison recommends that
the cost of the new structure bo shared
equallv by the Federal Government and
the taxnavari.
His reason Jor recommending this di
vision of the cost 'i based. It Is under
stood, on facts presented to him with
lefrrence to the direct benefits accruing
to the people of the District from the
budge tiafflr Owing to the fact thut
the niattci of Virginia's licrest In the
sti 'cture was not piercnted to him In
nny official wnv, the Secretary, It li
s.-ild. tl'd not recommend that the tax
payers around th? Virginia end of the
bridge be tequ'red to shine in the ex
pense. It Is aluo stated that because of the
biiidneis intcicst. which hac developed
, -ilhpr l.rn,ipni 0f the bridci by
a,oun" '""" l rmT. , ., ' .
iinson of Its present location. Secre
tary i.'irrlfon does not recommend a
I'hnnge of locsl.oti
Present at the conference with the
Secretary were t'omtnlss oners Newman,
Brownlou and KuU. General Kingman,
t'h'ef of Kni'OTerrs of Ih' V a Depart
ment, nnd I'olonel Jr.dwln In the dls-
rlinnm, th
onferccs hail before Ihem
the report of the chief of engineers
stating thit tho bridge could be safely
located at or about the present site
within the $l'o.00" called for In the
i nilln bill
This leuoM further stated Hint tne
piosent struclute was In an unsafe ron
d Hon, and should be replaced at the
caillest possible time
Men, Women, and Children
Engaged in Campaign to Aid
War Sufferers.
Tugs sold on the. ftrrrts rf Wasl.inc
ton todn. National Hebrew Relief Day,
to raise funds ti irlli-w the suffering
of wnr-Htnrkcn ll'luiws in Kunipc,
went like hoi rakc.
Yhe entire clt was bliuiketed with
1 ohmteer ticket si ller-men woman,
and chl'd'cn There wctf 'iw retusnls
to puicbise. Hefoie the dej was -nany
hours old ihouf-Tiuls of p.-isons wero
wearing tag on which wai prlnud
"Official AiiT-iican P.elief Da. Jan.
27. l!Uii, for Jewish 'nr Sufferers "
The volunteers rt no fixed price on
the tngs ISnch purchaser cave what
he o nlic wished, the contribution being
dumped into seal boxes carried h the
vendors. Twenty thousand tags weie
distributed to the volunteers ut Flchth
Street Temple at S o'clock this morning
At noon several automobiles carried
CO.OCO additional tags to the volunterii.
David II. Alnher. chairman of the
tag dav committee said this afternoon
that there was rverv indication that
the hope of the volunteers to raise more
money here than was contributed In any
othcr cltv tho size of Washington
would be recllied He added that sll
tbe volunteers would I" Ins or s nd their
contribution boxes to the Eighth Stret
Templr at 7 o'clock tonlcht and the
I committee then would count the money
! announce the total donations.
Aged Man Killed by
Fall From Window
His Daughter, Critically 111,
Awakened as He Drops to
William Sinclair, aged sevrnt ,-slx.
was found dead early today bv his son-in-law,
Richard H. Lewis. In the rear
arcaway of his home. 620 Third street
northwest. Coroner Nevitt Issued a cer
tificate of accidental death, investiga
tion having established the fact that the
aged man fell from a window on the
thhd floor.
The police weie to'.d that Mrs. Annie
Louis Davis, thc aged man's daughter,
wh 1 has been critically 111 for several
w fks. nnd who occupies a room on the
second floor, was awake at 5 JS o'clock
this morning and saw a oarK object
flash across tho window. A moment
later she heard groans. She aroused
her husband win hurried to the area
wav whcie Slnelalt's 1 feless lndv was
Because of her Illness Mrs. Davis has
not been told of her father's death.
Officers Who Differ On
Use of Potomac Park
(," .!' '-(",' "'laaaaH
LlaaH'fsMP' tjM
Kf'u bIbbbbbBbV
BBHP lS-''i 'TaaaBBBBA
Above DRIG. GEN. W. E. HAK-
Below COL. W. W. HARTS.
District Militia's Request For
Privilege Denied By Secre
tary of War Garrison.
Sri 1 eta rv of War Onrrion has turn
ed down the rciueM of Brig. Gen W.
F. Harvey, commanding the District
National Guard, foi permission to use
a poition of the Potomac Park tract,
oast of tbe tailroad hrldge. a a drill
ground for the Held artillery and
other mounted organizations of the
local militia The Secretary in lorses
t lie position taken In Col. V. W.
Harts, superintendent of public build
ings and grounds, that use or the park
for fuch purposes would spoil It for
recreation purposes
Garrison's Answer.
The letter to General Harve.v fol
lows. "1 have given cnieful consideration
to vour letter of December 'JO, with
refeience to a drill field for the field
artillcrv and other mounted organi
zations of the District of Columbia
militia The proposition to use Po
tomac Park for th's purpose was re
fericd to the oflUci In chaige of pub-
(Contlnued on Fourth Page )
Commissioners Ask Druggists to
File Statement of Objections
First, However.
rtepl.vlng to a request for a public
hearing, the Commissioners today sent
the Retail Druggists' Association a let
ter asking that a written statement be
tiled with the board of the points In
the new regulations governing the use
of the common towel and di Inking cup
and providing for tlie sterilization after
each use of glasses used at soda foun
tains upon which the association desires
A date for a hearing, the Commis
sioners say. will be sat as soon as
practicable thereafter, unless 11 snouio
later appear to the association that no
hearing is required.
The association recently sent to the
Commissions a a letter saving It was
believed the language of tho regulation
should be made sufficiently definite to
make clear to thc unscientific mind ex
actlv what is lrqulred. The association
or any of Its Individual members, the
Commissioners say. can obtain Infor
mation as to the details oHcoinpliinv
with (he regulation by Inquiring at the
Health Department.
The West Knd Citizens' Association,
which asked for a hearing on ibe new
regulations, also was requested to tile
n written brief setting forth Its views
The regulations become effective Feb
ruary X.
E 1
Lieutenants Face Court-Martial Because
They Led Expedition Across Rio
Grande In Effort To Save
Captured Comrades
Government Will Call For Immediate Re
turn of Soldiers Seized By Mexican
Civilians While They Were
In Bathing at Border
Three United States army officers are under arrest
and face a court-martial as the result of the sensational raid
of fifteen troopers across the Mexican border yesterday
In a desperate attempt to rescue two of their com
rades, who had been captured by armed Mexicans, the
American soldiers crossed the Rio Grande, a technical in
vasion of the neighboring republic.
Formal representations will be sent to General Car
ranza demanding the immediate return of the two soldiers
captured on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, opposite
Mercedes, Texas.
With the representations, it is understood, will be
sent a statement advising the head pi the Mexican de facto
government that Lieutenants Mori, Peyton, and Waldrori,
commanding the expedition of fifteen American troopers
who dashed across the border in vain pursuit of the cap
tors, have been placed under arrest awaiting court-martial.
Coincident with these startling developments here,
2,000 clergymen in New York were listening to an outline
of President Wilson's policy toward Mexico in reply to their
expression of appreciation of his efforts to keep the coun
try at peace.
With his keynote of "justice without aggression,"
Wilson declared tryit he was committed to the policy of
allowing Mexico to work out her own affairs.
"Live and let live," he declared, "is a homely phrase,
but the basis of existence."
Justice Is Keynote
Of Mexican Policy,
President Declares
NEW YORK. Jan 27 "Ju-tlce with
out aggression" is the keynote of
1'iesldent Wilson's policy toward Mex
ico, Ipi told 2,000 clergymen as
sembled in Aeolian Hall here at noon
"The foundation of peace is justice
without aggression,' the President
dulared, adding that he wus com
mitted lo the policy of allowing Mex
ico to work out her own affairs.
The President's address was in reply
to an earnest txpresMnn of apprecia
tion of his efforts to keep this coun
11. v at peace.
1011 nave pau me a great honor to-,
daj." he said. "I feel that you have
unduly honored me as a man. In my
efforts for peace 1 huve been constantly I
recognizing the sprit of America audi
have acted through no convictions ot I
my own. It is hard to hold the balance J
when so many passions aie involved.'
nut 1 teei that It is the purpose of the
peonlo to maintain that balance.
"One must search for the foundation
of peace. I can find no better founda
tion than Justice without nccresslon.
The greatest force in the world Is char-
acter. It can be expressed on a 11a- (
niiiim Biaie. America nas always sioon
resolutely for the right of every people
to determine its own attitude towatd
Its own afTalrs. I am committed to
take that attitude towaid our distressed
neighbor to the south."
"The Tence of rrerlca," the Presi
dent added, "depends 011 iho attltujc
cf the different races of which she is
made up. I have been deeply dis
turbed nt the rccr idercence of rellsloq.s
untngonlsm That Js a dangerous thin;:.
"Live nnd let live Is a verv honvly
Phrase, but is the very lucls of ex
istence." Reverting once 1101 e to the subjeci
of peace, the President sald:
"I welccme thc acceptance cf a clvil
lenge to tight. 1 know that Hjc be.st
purpose will prevail. Pcuce does 11 Jt
ineun liicctlon. Thorn may be Infinite
-Hmost violent, actlvlts. Peace U In
consistent' with thv loss of tclf respect
and abandomont of priin.il les. The e
things, I pray God, may never be
"We beheve in v?aec. bat we be
lieve nltvn In righteousness and llbettv."
Ip clor'ng his address the Presld'in;
said "We aro nil I'plrltual kith and
lln and building up a family vv-.ilcli
will set an example to tho world."
Franz Josef Reported
Stricken With Apoplexy
ROME, Jan. 27 Reports received by
diplomats here today said that Km
prior Franz Josef of Austria suffered
two strokes of apoplexj. and that his
condition is critical.
Officers1 Action
Secretly Condoned
By Some Officials
Although acknowledging that Lieu
tenants .Mort, Peyton, and Walden
who commanded thc expedition that
crossed Into Mexico to save two l"m
ted States soldiers, violated an express
order issued mortths ago, prohibiting
American soldiers from crossing th"
bordei without express instruction
from Washington, subordinate offlcla s
of the War Department secretly con
done the offense They declare that the
Ameiican troops along the border have
bemi for so long subjected to wanton
attack and Insults from the Mexican
side that it was too much to expect
them to sit idly bv while the Mexicans
made eff with the Americans. In this
connection attention Is called to the
fact that the two troopers were strip
ped for swimming and defenseless, and
also to thc fact that thc last time an
American trooper was captured 011 the
Mexican side he was toitured and kill
Officers of the navy, while admitting
that similar orders against the in
vasion of Mexican teriitory have been
issued to commanders of ships on bot'i
coasts, say that nqne of them vvou.l
hesitate a moment to violate them untict
slmllai piovocatlon.
Thev proudl.v lecall the fact toda
that Vice Admiral Mavo thieatcned 1
blow up tho beaport of TWcipico if th"
commnndei ot tbe .lelcan ga'rNi 11
theie did not ai ulonizi for arrosilnr
pnty of 1ner1can sailor- who had gop
HhlHire for mail
At the Slate lirpart'iirnt, houo.C'
no effort vvu made to spire tlvi of
ticeis miller cirtst on t''e bordei 10 1
crilicifn- Thcii action l-i i-io.. Ing tl '
bci'dei was chai ict' rlzed as "an i
of hosiilit.s." although It was admltt' 1
that tlin first act of lolene.- ca'iv.i
fnni the cilu 1 side when the Mexicans
trlzed the two ttoopirs.
In army circles there is grave at
prehension over the fate of the tws
troopers, in view of the threats con
stantly made bv Villista adherent
that they will kill all Americana the
get hold of. Dispatches to the Wa
Department did not make clear the
circumstances under which the thre.
other troopers who were swimniln
across the river were drowned Inn
much, however, as the reports ata'e
that tlie Mexicans fired on those In tn
water. It Is feured that some of the 1
were struck bv bullets.
II. L Ilollls. irnresenting the Cu
Mining Companv. flft'i'n of whose en
ploves were victims In the recent ma
sacre of seventeen Mnericans and oi
Canadian at Santa Ysahrl. called at in
State Department toda) and presentei
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