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VOL. LVI. NO. 86
The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Any OtheE Paper, and Its Total7 Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population
Attorney Moorehead for the BillardCo. Cleaned Out
New Haven Road's Vault.
Counsel Contends that Neither the Commission nor Congress
Has Power to Compel Officers to Testify Mandamus
Proceedings to Compel Production of Records N. Y;,
N. H. and H. Road's Book Open for Inspection.
Washington, April 10. Vain efforts
were maue by the interstate commerce
commission at a public hearing today
to obtain details of financial transac
tions between the New York, -New
Haven and Hartford railroad and its
subsidiary, the New Kngland -Navigation
company, and the so-called Billard
company, through which millions of
dollars are allesed to have been im
properly diverted from the New Ha
ven. Witness after witness refused,
pointblank, to testify to any of the
affairs uf the Billard company, or to
produce any of the books, records or
agreements said to be in existence
concerning its financial transactions.
Joseph VY. Folk, chief counsel for the
commission, announced at the close of
a day of virtually fruitless questioning
that he would institute in the supreme
court of the District of Columbia next
Monday proeeuings in mandamus to
compel the recalcitrant witnesses to
repiy to questions put to them and to
produce tne boaKs, records and con
tracts caiied for by the subpoenas of
th-3 commission.
Further proceedings were postponed
until April by which time, it is
hoped, the courts may have passed
upon the mandamus procceuyig.
It had been expected that Charles
S. Meiien. former president of the New
Haven, and John L. Diiiard of the Bil
lard company would testify at today's
hearing, which was conducted by -the
commission by direction of the senate,
with a view to disclosing whether the
financial transactions of the New Ha
ven, under Mr. Meilen's management,
with the Billard company., had been
legl, and whether any sums improp
erly diverted from the New Haven
could be discovered. Because the
foundation for their testimony could
rot be laid without the records, they
were not caiied upon to testify.
Attorneys for the . commission de
clared "hat they expected to show
from the books and from certain wit
nesses details of the Billard company's
organization ; its financial relations
with tne New Haven and its subsi
aiaries; that immense profits had been
ri.iie by certain individuals officially
I lified with the New Haven and
with the Biilard company through
utii'iui" transactions in finance between
the two companies, and that much of
lhi" rtitnev was recoverable to the
New Haven.
Just what the Billard company is
Was not disclosed at today's hearing.
No witness except Samuel Morehouse
of New Haven would admit that he
ha l any connection with the company,
either as a stockholder or as an offi
cer, a'th'-iisr'.i the presumed president,
treasure: and some stockholders were
on the witness stand. They declined,
"oy advice of counsel." to answer any
uuestions concerning the affairs of the
Biilard company. It was maintained
New Haven Road Shows Deficit
$777,436 for February.
New York, April 10 Increased de
ficits are shown by the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad Com
pany and virtually all its subsidiaries
lor the month of February. The main
line reports a deficit in net income of
I777.43K, against $433,084 in the preced
ing month.
For the eight months of the fiscal
year there is a deficit of $625,221
against a net income of $4,110,259 in
the corresponding period of the previ
ous year.
In smaller degree similar adverse
exhibits are made by the Central New
Kngland Railroad Company, the New
York, Ontario and Western Railroad
.Company, the New England Steamship
Company, the Hartford and New York
Transportation Company; tne Mer
chants and Miners Transportation
Company, which is soon to be dispos
ed of to Baltimore interests, and all
trolley lines and 'power companies ex
cepting the Connecticut Company,
whose net income, however, is reduced
from $46, 827 to $9,379.
Proves Fatal to German Aviator and
Woman Pasenger.
Dresden, April 10 The German avi
ator Reichell carried a woman pas
senger with him on a Sight this even
ing. At a height of 200 feet the motor
exploded and the monoplane shot
blazing to the earth. The woman was
dead when extricated. Reichell died
at a hospital. On several previous oc
casions Reichell had narrow escapes
from death. Once, in 1913, with 'a pas
senger aboard, when at a height of
C.00O feet, the motor, stopped and he
had to plane downward through a
heavy fog in the darkness. He landed
on a house, crushing the roof, but he
and his passenger escaped injury.
Mrs. Henry Seigel Claims Her Husband
Violated Agreement.
New York. April 10 Mrs. Henry Sis
gel of the bankrupt department store
prince, brought suit In the Supreme
Court today to set aside deeds depriv
ing her of her dower right in tne Sle
gel e-tate "Driftwood" at Mararoneck,
X. Y. iihe maintains that her husband,
whom she is r.ow suing tor divorce,
induced her to sign these deeds in 1910
: by fraud.
She told that the transfers are void
because Siegel did not live upto his
agreement to pay her $25,086 a year
alter their separation.
She values the property involved at
Man of Many Wives Goes te Jail.
Fert Worth, Te., April 18 Federal
court here today, Turiie Arnold of
Elytheville, Ark., accused ' of having
sixteen wives, was sentenced to ten
years imprisonment on a charge of
violating the Mann Whte Slave .act.
Several of Arnold's alleged'wives tes
tified against bin?
by their counsel that neither the com
mission nor the congress . had the
power to require them to eve tne in
formation sought.
Declines to Tell of Billard Company.
Mr. Morehouse, who said he was the
attorney for the Billard company, was
the only exception to the rule. Ha ad
mitted that he was the company's at
torney; that "in looking after the com
pany's business" he had taken Irora
the vaults of the New Haven railroad
i 10,400, OuO of securities which had
been kept there by the Billard com
pany; In fact, that he had cleaned the
vaut out. He said, however, na Knew
of no contracts between the. New Ha
ven and the Billard company, and de
clined to tell anything- else concerning
the company.
Intimations from coyinsel for the
witnesses are that the matter may not
be settled without a protracted legal
battle. As one of them expressed it:
"This is merely the curtain raiser for
a performance that will be long-continued."
Walker D. Hines, who appeared as
counsel for the present management of
the New Haven, assured the commis
sion that he desired in every way to
co-operate with the commission and to
facilitate its inquiry. - He said the
present management of the New Haven
had made an effort to obtain the books
and . records desired by the commis
sion, but had not been successful.
Present Officials Willing to Aid Com
mission in" Every Way.
New York, -Atrll 10. Chairman
Howard Elliott of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Railroad . com
pany, said tonight before leaving for
Boston: "The Billard company mat
ters, which . are now under investiga
tion by the Commerce Commission, re
late to happenings several years ago.
before I was connected with the New
Haven company- Every facility has
been giyen.by the New Haven com
pany to investigators Sfthe commerce
commission for the examination of the
books and records of the New Haven
company for the ; purpose of obtaining
information about any transactions
with the Billard compass'. The New
Haven company does not in any way
control the BJJlard company, nor has
it eontrel of the books and papers
of that eempany,
"By an inadvertence it is stated in
several of the afternoon papers in their
despatches from Washington that
Judge Henry Stoddard represented the
New Haven company before the com
mission. But this, as I say, is erro
neous as the only counsel for the New
Haven company "in this matter is Mr.
Walker D. Hines."
Gives That Country Free Use of Pan
ama Canal For Warships.
Washington. April 10 Free use of
! the Panama canal by Colombia men
I of-war troop ships and army and
! navy supply vessels i3 proposed In the
I new treaty between the United States
and Colombia signed at Bogata on
Tuesday to heal the breach between
the two countries over the separation
of Panama. This was announced to
night by Secretary Bryan, with the ex
planation that the clause In the con
vention was identical with the one in
the Colombia treaty negotiated by Sec
retary Root in 1909, with the approval
of Great Britain and ratified by the
United States senate though never ac
cepted by Colombia.
Mr. Bryan's statement followed a
long conference at the state depart
ment with Senator O'Gorman, chair
man of the Senate Canals commis
sion, which has under - consideration
Jhe administration bill repealing the
clause or the Panama Canal act ex
empting American coastwise shipping
from canal tolls.
Senator O'Gorman who is leading the
democratic opposition to President
Wilson's repeal policy, went back to
the capitol, carrying new ammnuition
for his fight. He would not discuss
the , matter himself, but other op
ponents of exemption repeal pointed to
the fact that Great Britain had agreed
to preferential treatment for Colom
bian vessels, because of Colombia pe
culiar relation to the canal, as evi
dence that Great Britain and President
Wilson now are putting a new con
struction on the words "All Nations"
In the clause of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, guaranteeing equal treatment
to the vessels of the nations using the
canal. Their claim Is that these words
were not intended to apply to the
United States, the owenr of the canal
and they will urge the admission ' of
Greta Britain in the Colombian matter
as proof.
Mr. Bryan said the treaty signed at
Bogota employs the language of the
Rojt-Corts phip canal treaty grant
ing the use of tna waterway to ''The
Troops" materials frr war and ships
of war of the ri-p-j'olio of Co.ombia
without paying any duty to the United
States; even in case of an internation
al war between Colombia and another
country, '
When tfc new treaty has bon rat
ified, Mr, Bryan expia ted, It will be
necessary to conclude a truy between
Colombia and Panama lie would not
say whether the acceptance by ah con
cerned of the tri-partite treaties woik.I
solve of the problems pending be
tween Panama, Colombia and the
United States, nor would he give any
further hint of the provisions of the
latest Colombian treaty, which will ba
made public next Wednesday.
Frozen Bodies of Two Men Found.
Kane, Penn., April 18 A three days'
search by a party of relatives and
friends ended late today when the
frozen bodies of Audus L-inzey, aged
80 and John Poppenburg, aged 22. of
Russell City, were found along fc.Ufc,ar
Creek, three miles from their lio.nes.
How the men met death is not iuuwn.
Cabled Paragraphs
King Gustavo Continues to Improve.
Stockholm. Sweden, April 10. The
general condition of King Gustave of
Sweden, who underwent an operation
yesterday for ulceration of the stom
ach, continues satisfactory.
Lunatlo Mutilans ivionuments.
Berlin, April 10 Four of the statues
in the celebrated Avenue of Victory in
the Tiefarten werexslightly mutilated
during the night, among them that of
Frederick the Great.
High Post for Fabre.
,. Paris, April 10 Victor Fabre, the
chief public prosecutor, who resigned
office in consequence of his connection
with the postponement of the trial of
Henri Rochette, the man who it is al
leged to have carried out extensive
swindles in France was appointed vice
president of the Court of Appeals al
Valuable from Physical and Education
al Standpoint.
Washington, April 10; Major Gen
eral Leonard Wood, chief of staff of
the army, today sent out to school su
perintendents all over the country a
letter endorsing the student military
instruction camps to be held during
the coming summer. Alluding to the
fact that these camps have the hearty
endorsement of President Wilson and
former President Taft, as well as lead
ing educators. General Wooa ays:
"Knowing the benefit of a certain
amount of military training to a nation
and that in the. United States such
training can only be obtained by vol
untary effort, and that the great ma
jority of young men are unable to
afford this training as given in the
various military schools and colleges,
the secretary of war has decided to
establish four students' military in
struction camps during the coming
summer, to which students 18 years
age or over members of the graduat
ing classes at high schools through
out the country are eligible to attend;
this at the minimum cost for food and
clothing and transportation.
"These camps are of great value not
only to the students from a physical
and educational standpoint, tout to the
nation, in that it spreads among its
citizens a considerable amount of
sound military information and in
creases by just that much the number
of partially trained men who would
be available and greatly needed in
times of emergency."
The camps will be held at Asheville,
N. C, Burlington, Vt., and Ludington,
Mich., from July 6 to Aug. 7. and at
Monterey, Cal., from June 26 to July
31. The University of Illinois, with 15
students enrolled for the camp at
Ludington, leads all other institutions.
Seal Pots Sighted 70 Miles South of
St. Mary's Bay.
SU-Johns, N. F.. April 10. Seal pelts
thought to have come from the miss
ing sealing steamer Southern Cross,
were sighted today 70 miles south of
St. Mary's bay. b ythe steamer Kyle
which has been searching the coast
for a week.
The pelts are skins which have been
roughly removed and to which con
siderable fat usually adheres, caus
ing them to float readily. It Is be
lieved that they either were washed
from the decks of the Southern Cross
or floated to the surface after she
went down. None of the sealing fleet
which came in last week from the
St Lawrence grounds, where the
Southern Cross had been seal hunting,
lost any pelts off the southern coast.
The Kyle reported by wireless that
she would continue the search In th,e
vicinity, althokugh the weather was
foggy at the time. St. Mary's bay
is on the southern coast.
Orange Groves and Melon Fields in
Florida Suffer.
Ocala, Florida, April 10. Hall arid
wind storms, accompanied by a sharp
drop in temperature last night did
much damage to vegetables and citrus
fruit crops throughout central Florida.
Orange groves and melon and tomato
fields suffered severely. Southern
Florida, however, where the bulk of
the peninsula's citrus fruits are pro
duced, experienced only a cool rain.
Frost in the state was confined to the
northwestern section, where crops
were not sufficiently matured to suffer
The heaviest loss was In this sec
tion, which was swept by a storm
of cyclonic proportions. Houses were
unroofed, windows broken and several
orange groves destroyed. The melon
crop in this and adjoining counties,
the center of the melon belt of Flor
ida, is believed to be almost a total
Organization to Determine Plays Fit
for Members of That Faith.
New Tork, April 10. The Catholic
Theatre Movement, an organization
which investigates plays to determine
what is good for Catholics to see in
the theatres, issued today its first
"Whist List" of entertainments in the
form of a printed folder called "The
Bulletin" which will be sent to Cath
olics throughout the country.
The Bulletin names in its White
List 135 plays produced during the last
25 years, the titles ranging from plus's
of ancient memory to some of the lat
est New York successes. In February
last a dozen plays were named by the
Movement as examples of those which
would be placed uipon the White List.
Of the 135 plays named in the list
only five of them are now being played
in New Tork.
Safe Robbers at Work in Boston.
Boston, April 10.. Safe robbers oper
ating without explosives continued
their successful campaign in this eity
today at a bowling alley . office on
Summer street, where several hundred
dollars was obtained by effective but
noiseless work. Several other safes
have been opened by similar means
during the past three weeks.
End of Shoe Workers' Strike
Lynn, Mass, April 10. The 700 mem
bers of the United Shoe Workers of
America who struck at the local and
Stoneham factories ef the J. J. Gra
ver's Sons last January because they
objected to working with members of
the Boot & Shoe Workers' unien, re
turned te work today.
Steamship Arrivals.
Naples, April 16. Steamer Princess
Irene, New Tork.
Plymouth, April 10. Steamer Phil
adelphia, New Tork for Cherbourg and
New Tork, April lO.--Steamer Chi
cago, Mavre,
Huerta Must
Reported that Admiral Mayo Has
Given Him Until 8 O'clock Tonight
to Comply With Order.
Mexieo City, April 10. A latmo:.
from the United States gunboat Dol
phin, carrying the paymaster and a
small detachment of marines, put in
yesterday at Iturblde bridge, at Tam
pieo. The Americans were after a
sapply of gasoline. They were In uni
form, but unarmed. The launch flew
the American flag. Colonel Hinojosa,
commanding a detachment of Mexican
federals, placed the paymaster and hij
Garlands of roses
Mountains of these;
Festoons of Lillies;
Seas upon seas;
Wreaths of fair flowers '
Kingdoms' display
Bring forth all these treasures,
'Ti3 here Easter Day!
Deck the Earth in rich colors
The loveliest all,
On the air let sweet music.
And jubilant, fall;
Let wings vanish sorrow
Let gioom hide away,
Let the World's heart lift praises,
'T is here Easter Day!
Let Doubt be as mere fancy
A dream gone before:
Let the Hope of the ages
Be Faith evermore;
Know ye now Life's eternal
Forever, and yea
It is here in its glory
The glad Easter Day!
men under arrest. They were parade!
through the streets and held for a
time under detention.
Uneasiness at Tampieo,
Admiral Mayo made vigorous repre
sentations to the authorities and the
men were released. General Ignacio
Zaragesa expressed to Admiral Mao
his regret. Although President Huerti
in an official statement to Nelson
O'Shaughnessy, the American charge
d'affaires, has apologized for the un
usual zealeusnesa of the Mexican com
mander at Tampieo, there exists here
tonight great uneasiness because Ad
miral Mayo is reported to have givea
the government authorities at Tampieo
until. 6 o'clock this evening to salute
the American colors.
President Huerta's statement was
not received by Mr. O'Sliaughnessy un
til after 6 o'clock, and it was consid
erably later before communication with
General Zaragosa was possible. Tho
statement was as follows:
"In view of the fact that the tharg
d'affaires of the United States heard
that the whaleboat carrying the Amer
ican sailors was flying the flag of his
country, an investigation will be made
to establish the responsibility of Col
onel Hinojosa. In accord with the lino
of conduct which the government or
Mexico always has followad in fulfill
ment of its duties of an international
character regarding all nations, it de
plores what has occurred.
Claims It Nothing More Than Mistake.
"The case has grown out of nothing
more than a mistake of subordinate
officials, since the superior in rank of
this same official, that is. General Za
ragosa, at once proceeded to point out
that what had happened was uninten
tional and imposed upon Colonel Hmo
Josa disciplinary punishment, within
the faculty of said General Zaragosa.
"If the investigation which is to bo
made should develop greater responsi
bility on the part of Colonel Hinojosa,
a corresponding penalty will be im
posed upon him by the authorities le
gally competent In the case."
Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher, th
ranking admiral of the gulf, who m
now at "Vera Cruz, has forwarded .t
Charge O'Shaughnessy Admiral llavo s
telegram to him, in which the latter
says the paymaster and marines were
marched through the streets two
blocks, then back to their boat and re
leased. In view of the publicity, Rear Ad
miral Mayo asked for a disavowal and
apology and also that the officer in
charge of tne Mexican squad should ba
punished .nd that the American fla
should be sainted within 24 hours.
Intoxloated Hartford Man Suicides.
Hartford, Conn., April 10 Breaking
away from his brother-in-law and a
friend, who were escorting him home,
Peter Tantala, leaped from the Com
merce Street bridge over the Park
river tonight, and was drowned. He
was said to have been under the in
fluence of liquor. The water revived
him and he cried for help, but it came
too late. The body has not yet been
recovered. Tantala was 35 years old.
Crusade Against Pickpockets,
New Tork, April 10 The police of an
large cities in the country wer eask
ed today to help rid New Tork of
pickpockets;' The local authorities seek
photographs, linger prints and his
tories of all the pickpockets en record
In the United States.
Aged Actress Dead.
New York, April 10 P. A. Tanner
hill, known to the stage for tnrea
generations as "Nellie" TannerUill,
died at her home here yesterday of
paralysis. She was 63 years old,
San Pedro
Constitutionalists Were Surrounding
the City When the Huerta Garrison
Forsook Their Post
Juarez, Mexico, Aprial 10 San Pe
dro, forty miles northeast of Torreon
was evacuated by the Federals In the
face of superior numbers today, ac
cording to a report from Gen. Vl'ia to
Gen. Carranza.
Eight days aso General Ortega, with
only a brigade attacked the town,
which" lies on a plain and offers na
cover. They found the Federals un
expectedly strong and Hast Tuesday
retreated to await reinforcements
These arrived today and an enveloping
movement was begun. Detecting this,
the Federals forsook the city.
.Ne advices were avuUabla as to tho
whereabouts of Gen,' Vela.'SVi who
evacuated Torreon eight days aga, but
rebels expressed doubt that he had
succeeded in joining another foree of.
Federals, said to be under General Hi
dalgo in the impor-tajit city of Sailil
Wilson Still Shews
Long Illness
Effects ef
"White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,
April 10. More concerned over the
health of Mrs. M ilson than in the sur
roundings of a fashionable hotel at
Easter season. President Wilson spent
his first day here with his family, lit
tle troubled by the throng of (people.
The president could not resist the ties
of his college days, however, and to
night he and the family accepted the
invitation of the Princeton University
Glee. Mandolin and Banjo clubs to
attend their concerts. A Princeton
locomotive cheer rang through (the
ball room as the president took his
seat in the audience. He was given
an ovation by th ecrowd as well, and
seemed greatly to enjoy the songs and
selections reminiscent of his years at
President Wilson golfed early In the
day shortly after his train arrived and
before the fashionable colony had
aroused itselfr from its slumbers he
played IS holes and climbed up and
down the. hills with a vigorous stride
The Wilson family took their meals
in their apartment.
In the afternoon President and Mrs.
Wilson, accompanied by their second
daughter, Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, went
driving in a buckboard drawn by two
spirited horses, while two other mem
bers of the presidential party rode
horseback over the hills. The presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson had hardly left
the hotel when two newspaper photo
graphers waylaid them. When the
president raised his hand and Mrs.
Wilson asked that no pictures of her
be taken, the photographers retreated
with apologies.
Mrs. Wilson did not appear to have
entirely recovered from her recent ill
ness, showing the effects of long con
finement.by her pallor. The President
hopea the mountain air will benefit
Nearly Every Bone in Her Body Was
Broken by Impact.
New Haven, Conn., April 10. While
crossing tne street to attend ornirch
services tonight, Mrs. Philomena Ric
cio, aged 68, was struck by an auto
mobile driven by Percy Rogers, a
chauffeur, and instantly killed. The
accident occurred in Dixwell avenue
near Morse street. Bvstanders sav
the automobile was traveling at a high
rate of speed. Mrs. Riccio evidently
became confused in crossing the street
by the lights of two automobiles. Near
ly every bene in her body was broken
by the collision, and the bent and
twisted headlight-and mud guard of
the machine gave, mute testimony of
m torce of the crash.
Steamers Reported by Wireless.
Slascensett, Mass., April 19. Steam
er Itala, Genoa for New Tork, sig
nalled 248 miles east of Sandy Hook
at noon. Dock 8.30 a. m. Saturday,
Condensed Telegrams
Secretary Bryan is back at his desk
after a week's illness.
Charles F. Seyferlich, chief of the
Chicago Fire Department, died after a
short illnss.
Count Watanabe Chiaki, Japanese
minister of the household, has resign
ed because of ill health.
Fire started by militant suffragettes
destroyed the old Orlands mansion on
Belfast Lough, Ulster County.
On man was killd and two injurd
when fire destroyed an Erie Railroad
tool house near Greenville, Pa.
Lemuel H. Davis, one of the first
builders of gas plants in this country,
died In Philadelphia, aged 91.
More than 1,0CO boxes of Bermuda
Easter lillies arrived in New York on
the Royal Mail steamer Arcadia-n
The first trolley car on the streets at
Hazleton, Pa., since January 1, when
the trolleymen's strike started, was op
erated. A general meeting of Ohio coal mine
poerators to consider the situation in
the mining districts will be held at Co
lumbus. Alfred Noyes, the English poet, was
elected by the board of trustees as vis
iting professor of English to Princeton
Frank Palmer, six years old, was
killed and five other persons injured
in an automobile collision at West
Orange, N. J.
Jackson B. McKinney, an instructor
at the Northwestern University, who
mysteriously disappeared, was located
In New Tork.
Chairman Flood, of the House of
Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced
a bill to elevate the American legation
at Chili to an embassy.
A Hebrew private in the 115th Infan
try at St. Petersburg was sentenced
to 20 years in prison for threatening
to s.rike a fellow soldier.
Bustav do Gimpe, of Hoboken, N. J.,
with a bid of $207,500, received the
contract to construct the State College
of Forestry at Syracust, N. T.
Two wholesale liquor stores, owned
by Isaac Goldberg, of New Tork, were
entered by thieves the same night
who escaped with $3,00 in cash.
Edward Mendel, of Newark, a re
adable business man by day and a
w York' thief at night was sentenced
; S years in Sing Sing prison.
fci. I. Meredith, a farm magazine
.iblisher, of IJes Moines, la., an
:nnced his candidacy for the United
.-states Senate on the Democratic ticket.
Fearing gunners might shoot their
pet deer, who chews tobacco, citizens
of Coolin, Idaho, have eiiupped the an
imal with a large cowbell and blanket,
Clarence M. Smith, a New York
broker pleaded guilty of selling
$40,000 worthless bonds of the Oxford
Linen Mills. His sentence was defer
red. Fire, supposed to have been started
by strikers, destroyed the fan house of
the Cherry Valley mine of the Pitts
burgh & Eastern Coal Co., near Bur-
gettstown, Ua.
The Republican Committee on Com
merce and Industry of France adopt
ed a resolution urging the Government
to appropriate funds for an exhibit at
the Panama-Pacilic Exposition.
Governor Glynn signed the Murtagh
bill appropriating $75,000 to purchase
bricks for use in constructing high
ways in New Tork state. The high
ways will be built by convicts.
The War Department has distributed
circulars to all public schools giving
information regarding army camps be
injj established to benefit students de
siring elementary military instruction.
The Body of the Woman found float
ing in Long Island sound today off
Stratford Uight was identified 3ast
night as Mrs. Cora Chambers, colored,
ef Bridgeport.
Declaring that Miss Grace Schermer-
horn an 18-year-old- girl cannot live
on an allowance of $10,000 a year, her
guardians have the Supreme Court in
New Tork to have it increased to
Congressman Church of California,
introduced a bill directing that ships
operated by the Panama Railroad be
tween New Tork and Colon shall ex
tend their trips to Pacific ports of the
United States.
The Body of the Dowager Empress
who died Thursday at Namazu, ar
rived here about midnight. It was
transported in a coach to the palace
through streets lined with troops. Five
hundred thousand persons stood un
covered while the body passed. An
official announcement of the Dawager's
death was then made.
As a Result ef the representations
by British Consul H. C. Myles of El
Paso to General Carranza regarding
the security of certain British mining
property in northeastern Mexico, Gen
eral Carranza this afternoon address
ed notes to Gen. Jesus Carranza and
other rebel chiefs in that territory
Instructing that British personal and
property rights must be respected.
Melancholy Woman Also Succumbs to
Gas Poisoning.
New York. April 10. Suffering from
melancholia Mrs. Elizabeth Diamond,
aged 32, wifo of a tea-gown manu
facturer living in Brooklyn, took her
own life, and the lives of her two
children, Morris, aged 9 and Dorothy,
4, today, by gas poisoning. A third
child, Rubin, 6 years old, was picked
up unconscious near a crack of the
locked door, and will survive. The
mother had gathered the children
around her; turned on the gas. and
read to them till she was overcome.
Greenwich Man Had Been Missing
Since Wednesday Noon.
Greenwich, April 10 Medical Ex
aminer Clarke today started an investi
gation into the circumstances sur
rounding the death of Clement Hurli
man, a well to do farmer, whose body
was found yesterday in a swamp, ten
miles from here. Mr. Hurliman, who
was 57 years old, had been missing
from his home since Wednesday noon.
When he did not return, a searching
party was organized, and the body
was located in the swamp, almost en
tirely submersed ia the mud.
Supreme Court Justice Goff Signs Order to Show
Why One Should Not be Granted.
Counsel for Condemned Men Presents Affidavit of Man Who..
Saw "Eridgie" Webber, Sam Schepps and Harry Vallon
in the Car that Sped Away After Rosenthal was Shot
Order is Returnable at Noon Today
New Tork, April 10 Supreme Court
Justice Goff tonight signed an orJer
making it mandatory for Dshrict At
torney Whitman to show cause why
four gun men now in Sing Sinir
awaiting dei th In the electric chair
lor the part they played in the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, the gamb
ler, should not be granted a new trial.
The order is returnable before Jus
tice Goff. who presided at the trial of
the gunmen, at noon tomorrow and
was obtained upon the ground that
new evidence had been discovered.
This new evidence, in the form of
affidavits was presented to Justic Golf
by Charles G. T. Wahle of counsel for
the condemned men. The signer of
one affidavit swore that a man whom
he could identify and who was not one
of the gunmen was in the firing party
whose shots killed Rosenthal. The
other declared that he saw Sam
Schapps "Bridgie Webber' and Harry
Vallon, the Informers and not the men
convicted, in the car that raced away
from the scene of the crime after the
tenderloin gambler had been shot to
death in front of the Metropole hotel.
Order Served on Whitmjn.
The order was served upon District
Attorney Whitman tonight and prepar
ation of arguments to show why the
gunmen should not be granted a new
trial was immediately begun.
A sharp legal battle is expected be
fore Judge Golf when the order is re
turned. The two principal amravits which
Wahle urged Justice Goff to e: - :
sider before the latter yigned the i r i--r
were those of William E. Uurwel! i
Waterbury, Conn., a professional bil
liard player, and Karl Dresner, a bar
tender of New York.
Startling Affidavits of Eyewitness.
The two affidavits upon which coun
sel for the gunmen based their hopes
were signed by W'illi.jii E. ISurwell, a
professional billiard player oi Water
bury, Conn., who has given exhibitions
all over the United States, and Karl
Dresner, a bartender of New York".
Burwell declares he saw the iir.st shots
ilred at Rosenthal by c m:iu whom he
says he could identify if he saw him
again, and he is certain this man was
not one of the four gunmen, whose
photographs he was shown today.
Dresner affidavit places Bridgie
Webber. Sam Schepps and Harry
Vallon in the murder ac after the
shooting as the car was being speeded
through Forty-Third street. Murwell's
affidavit says that on ihe night Rosen
than was shot, shortly after 2 a. m., he
with two actor friends named Man
ning and Flynn, left the' pool room
over Dowling's call in Times square
and crossed the square leaving his
friends near tho subway entrance
while ho crossed Firty-Third street
diagonally, passing the door of what
then was the Cadillac hotel, next to
the Metropole in front of which Ro
senthal was shot. "Just a I passed
the door a man not" five feet away
from me raised his arm," hi.-i affidavit
continued. "There were two flashes,
two reports, and the man with tho re
volver fled across Xhe street toward
the stage door of the Cohan theatre.
Right in front of that door a gray
touring car was standing. Several
men were in it. As the man who
fired the first two shots fled for the
automobile there were two or three
more reports and then the men who
had come from the Hotel Metropolo
dropped to the sidewalk. I cannot
say whether the last fhots came from
men standing in the street or men In
the auto. Immediately after the shots
were fired the machine started with a
jerk and dashed through Forty-Third
street in the direction of Sixth avenue.
This -memorandum came to the gov
ernor hv mail. Another, said to have
been dispatched by messenger, had
Thirty-four Applications Only Twelve
Could Be Named.
Washington, April 10. The federal
r.SPrve bank organization committee
tonight issued a statement defending
its choice of reserve bank cities and
definition of reserve districts. It was
the first official answer made to crit
icisms voiced in congress and heard
from, cities which soupht reserve banks
but failed to get them. For the first
time, some of the data used by the
committee in reaching its isjriclusions
was made public.
Particular attention was given to
the committee's reasons for choosing
Atlanta, Ca., and Dallas, Texas, in
preference to New Orleans; for select
ing Richmond, Va., instead of Balti
more and for naming Kansas City in
stead of Denver, Colo., Omnha or Lin
coln. Neb. The committee called at
tention to the fact that since 37 cities
were applicants and only twelve named
25 had to be disappointed.
"With so many conflicting claims."
said the statement, "somebody had to
judge. Congress constituted the com
mittee, a court, and gave the federal
reserve, board the power of review.
Disappointed competitors should seek
a remedy through the orderly process
the law prescribes.
"Critics of the decision of the com
mittee reveal misunderstanding and
either do not know, or appear not to
know that the federal reserve banks
are bankers' banks and not ordinary
commercial banks: that they are to
hold the reserves.and clear the checks
of member banks, make re-uiscounts
for thent and engage in certain open
market operations. As a matter of
fact, the ordinary every-day bariking
relations of the community, of bus
iness men and of banks will not be
greatly modified or altered'"
Safe Robbers at Work in Boston.
Boston, April 10. Safe robbers op
erating without explosives ' continued
their successful campaign in this city
today at a bowling alley office on Sum
mer street, where several hundred dollars-
was obtained by effective but
noiseless work. Several other safes
have been opened by similar means
during the past three week
failed to arrive tonight. It was un
derstood tJ5at the latter message set
forth alleged new evidence tending to
implicate Harry Vallon, Bridgie Web
ber. Sam Schepps and Jack Rose, and
to exonerate the convicted gunmen.
Attorneys for the gunmen in New
York today said they Intended to pro
duce this evidence in a supreme court
and lay It before the governor in a
final effort to obtain a stay of execu
Are Without Knowledge of Efforts Be
ing Made in Their Behalf.
Osslnlng, N. T.. April 10 Without
knowledge of "the new turn of events
in their behalf in New Tork city to
night the four gunmen, condemned to
death for the killing of Herman Rosen
thal, retired in Sing Sing prison ap
parently resigned to tho prospect of
execution of the court's sentence on
Monday morning. Warden Clancy in
formed them that he would no ex
tend their appointed hour of death
to a later day next week, an option
which tho law allows the prison of
ficial. The warden tonight telephoned
the same information to Charles G. F.
Wahle, counsel for the gunmen in
New Tork.
Significance wag attached to a visit
by the State Superintendent of prisons
John B. RUej-, late today. It was
hinted that the subject of his confer
ence with the prison officials was a
possible delay of the gunmen's exe
cution until the end of next week. No
statement was givcn out, however.
"I.efty I-ouie" Rosenburg spent the
greater part of the day in preparing
an appeal to Governor Glynn, which
was said to be the strongest argument
written by any of the four and to
contain reference to the new witnesses
whose stories are the basis for the
application to the supreme court in
New Tork city for a new trial.
"Dago Frank" Ciroficl explained to
visitors todaj' his sudden renunciation
of the Episcopal faith in favor of the
Catholic religion. The latter was tha
faith of his fathers, this gunman said,
and as it was his own first faith he de
sired it to be his last.
His mother and sister3 after a two
hour talk with him. expressed a be
lief that "Something will happen to
prevent the death of Frank.''
Three brothers of "Whiter Dewis"
Seidenshner were the gunman's only
other visitors today. "Before Becker'3
trial I wa3 approached,"- Whitey is
reported to have said to them "And
told that if I would say that Beck
er committed the crima I could go free,
but I would rather go" to the chair
than have the blood of another on my
heard." "I hear there's going to be a
confession and that I am going to
make it. Thi3 is it:
"I swear by the blood of m father
and mother that I am innocent." This
will be my statement when I go to the
Have Hazy Recollections.
Waterbury, Conn., April 10. The
e-Ctors Manning and Flynn. mentioned
in William E. Burwell's affidavit today
in connection with the gunben's nlea.
for a new trial, were located at their
rooms litre tonight. Although they go
under the stage names of Manning
and Flynn." they said their names ar
George Manaway and Horace La valley.
Manawav claims he was not a mem
ber of the team at the time of the
shooting, but Lavalley says he has a
"hazy recollection" of some of the
events mentioned in BurwelFs affidavit-
The team was being managed
at the time by Burwell. Lavalley left
two weeks after the murder, he says.
He wouldn't discuss the case in detail
First Time in State's History of Pen
alty for Whita Woman,
Tallahassee, !Fla- April 10. For the
first time in Florida's history, a white
woman today was sentenced to be
hanged for first degree murder. Sister
Johnson, aged 35 years, was found
guilty in Calhoun county of killinS
John Whittington, aged TO years, a
farmer, four years ago, at Altha, a
small country town.
The trial concluded today was the
second. At the first trial the woman
was found guilty, but the Jury recom
mended mercy, which meant life im
prisonment. The case was appealed
and the verdict set aside. After Ion
delay the case again was tried,
Two Women Burned to Death and a
Man Seriously Injured.
San Antonio. Texas, Afprfl 10j Tw
women were burned to death and a
man was probably fatally Injured in
two fires here today. Sparks from a
stove in her home Ignited the eloth
ing of Mts. Tennessee 13311, 73, Mary
HiiL her daughter, attempted to save
her and both became enveloped In,
flames. Neighbors found them ia a
dying condition,
E. C Jaeksen, a ehanffeur, asleep
in a garage, 'was probably fatally
burned in a fire due to the lgnltle-n
of escaping gasoline.
Charged with Illegal Voting.
Greenwich, Cannn .April 10. Frank
Strecklemeyer, who was arrested last
night charged with illegal voting, was
today released in bends of Il.ttiiO for
a hearing tomorrow morning. It is
charged that he voted illegally la tha
borough election on Tuesday, His vote
was challenged at the time, George R.
Murray, who was running for a minor
office on an Independent ticket, was
defeated b ytwo votes, and Mm-ray's
friends are said to be hack ef the ac
tkn- Streckelmerer denies the aQe-
Christmas cards were first printe.)
in London about seventy years ago
but did not become peftular vntil tveaw
ty years later
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