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NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1914. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
ESTABLISHED 1876.
NEW
BMITAIM I
BD
VOTED SINCE '67 AND
INTENDS TO CONTINUE
Patriarch Makes Selectmen Grin
at His Witty Remark.
WOULD DIG UP FATHER'S REMAINS
Says He Could Do That As Easily As
Ho Could Get His Papers.
Healthy Increase in List off Electors
Made Today. 1
The work of registering new yot-
... . rxra1T In tVlA CitV
Ci 2 VY til W lUCllilJ VA .ww,7
building and while the rush was not
bo extensive as on Saturday when 434
new voters were made the selectmen,
city . clerk and the registrars of vot
era were kept .comfortably busy.
The morning session was featured
by the application of Joseph ; Berry,
an old man, who wanted to be
placed on the voting list. He told
the selectmen he had registered as a
voter in South Manchester -in 1867
and after nine years' residence there
had moved to Middletown where he
U-1 1 v. vrntttw alnft Tift Tt frt-
duced a certificate from the town
clerk in Middletown stating that he
was a registered voter in ; that town.
Thomas J. Smith, the democratic
i ev o ai! r? tri-f pre rYt .ot aH trt ' th0
. --.
' .1 . - 1 ( Ai4MUfAi4 n. AitM Anna
and ' cited a case three ; years ago
when Henry J. Smith applied "to be
made a voter and produced a certifl-
imta frnm V ex nllv rlerlr nf Rrldirfl.
port showing that he was an elector
In that city. The certificate was not
admitted at that time, i Registrar
Bmith claimed Berry should be given
Berry was 'asked If he could pro
duce' his father's naturalization . pi
pere. . .. v .:; :.'V.;';'5 ; v , '
' "Waal," ha drawled, running his
fingers through hla beard; "I gru,e
1$ would be just as easy for me to go
harlr 4n XT ill rlletftwn . rMer , lin tha
ol' man and bring him here e.
'twould be. to git his papers."
Berry was finally admitted.
; It, waa announced today that Coun
cilman C, Harry Barton would be
tt- ' .1- , - a .t. . - .ii r -
me utern ' ul ui meung. - corpora, -
tlon Counsel . J. E. Cooper has .''al
ready been selected ' as chairman.' ,
' The heavy registration on the . re
publican caucus list. Is taken aa an
Indication by ' leading ; republicans
that that , pary will 1? e victorious at
tha polls ' oti ; April ti. The whole
matter .hinges on whether the ' de
feated , candidates will stand -behind
the man who gets the ; nomination.
If they do. It is believed by the lead
ers, the office of mayor will fall Into
the lapof republicanism. . ,
The . overnight somersault taken by
px-Representatlve i Joseph Towers,
who has come out for Alderman
Quigley, has ' added additional confi
dence In the breasts of the Quigley
supporters. . ' ' ,-- :.
: Republican Caucuses Tonight.
- While the big general caucus over
shadows everything else in- the politi
cal line, considerable attention Is be
ing given the republican ward cau-'
cuses this evening. The caucuses will
be held in the following places: first
ward caucus will be : at - Bardeck's
hall, . the second at Lithuanian V. hall,
the third at Hadley's8 hall, the 1 fourth
at Calumet hall, the ' fifth at Skritul -Bky'
hall, and the sixth " at republi
can headquarters, ropni ;' 411,' New
Britain National bank building.
A letter has been , sent out signed
by Charles W. Mueller, William F.
Lange and Theodore, Wagner asking
the German voters to support , Mr.
Schulta at the caucus. The letter
says Mr. Schultz's views on the Sun
clay question are satisfactory;
One sportsman today offered to
give odds of 2 to 1 on Candidate
Steele and, it Is said, several of the
"big" .men In politics have offered
their support to him,' v
lectmen had placed 164 new names
on the voting list and had restored
twelve. With Saturday's work this
brings the total up to 610.
EXPLOSION KILLS NINE.
Sudden Burst of Powder Chest Near
Mlflslsblppl River Proves Fatal.
' Memphis, Tenn., April 6. Nine men
Were killed here today when they were
caught by a gas explosion in, caisson
No. 5 of the new Harahan bridge un
der construction across the Mississippi
river. Tho men, " all of whom were
white, It Is said, had just gone ' to
work,; relieving a. Bhlft composed of
ten negroes. ; '
The dead: : '
John Leonard, John Clayton, John
King, J. Johnson, A. Winkler, P, J.
Fsirrell, Mike Burke, Jack Powers and
Peter Jackson. -,;'.,
ANOTHER SPREAD COMING.
... . '.-'-
Tippy Pay's Association Win Eat
Again on April 21 at Bardeck Hall.
Tippy's Fay's evpressmen's union
will hold another spread at Bar
deck's hall on April 21 to which they
will invite the republican mayor, if
on Is elected, to make his maiden
addrs&. By this supper Tippy hopes
to rulsa enough cash to defray all
expenses of the others.
Tippy has been approached to lend
bla name as the official title of a new
social and athletic club He is con
s&Isrlns the matter carefully, but an
ticipates granting- permission. He says
that there will be over 200 young fel
lows la' the new organization,'
DRIVER "TOM" CROSS
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Veteran Fireman Stricken With Heart
Trouble While Returning From
. Breakfast.
"Tom" Cross, the veteran driver at
No. 1- engine house, was stricken with
a serious attack of heart trouble this
morning while returning to his com
pany from breakfast. While passing
the South church he was seen to totter
and Chief Robert M. Dame, who hap
pened to be passing in his car at the
time hurried to his assistance.
When asked if he wanted to be
taken home Mr. Cross said, "No, I
don't want to alarm my family. Take
me over to the engine house." Dr.
Henry T. Bray and Dr. John L. Kelly
were hurriedly summoned and they
worked over Mr. Cross for a couple of
hours, until he showed signs of rest
ing easier. Dr. Kelly stated that the
patient was in a serious condition
and he would have him taken to hla
home as soon as .the medicine took
effect and he gained a little strength.
Mr. Cross is v married and lives at , 2 2
West Pearl street. 1
(Mr. Cross has the sympathy of the
entire department in his affliction as
he is one of the best known and best
liked men in the force. He has the
longest record for service as a per
manent fireman of any one in the de
partment and received his appoint
ment as a permanent man about
thirty years ago. He has long been
a driver at No.. 2 house and is con
sidered one of the most skillful men
in the business. '
K. STEVENS UBS
TO KIDNEY TROUBLE
Pres. of National Women's
Christian Temperance
Passes Away.
Portland, Me.; April '6. Mrs. Lil
lian M. N. Stevens, president of the
National Women's Christian Temper
ance v Union, died today. She had
been ' ill for several,, weeks with
kidney trouble.
Mrs. Stevens,' who was born in
Dover, Me., seventy years ago,, con
tinued to the last the temperance
work ! to which she . had ' devoted
moat of her life. - Her mind remained
clear and late last week she was able
to dictate' correspondence jn connec
tion with the duties of her office.
With her when the end came fere
her husband, Michael Stevens; her
daughter, Mrs. Gertrude S. Leavitt of
this city and Miss Anna Gordon of
Evanston, 111., vice president of the
National W. C. T. TJ.
" At conventions of the World's
Christian Temperance Union at Gene
va, N. Y., and Boston, Mrs. Stevens
as vice president at large, presided
In the absence of the president. Her
ability as a speaker and worker for
tem.peranco first became widely re
cognized In the campaign of 1884
which placed the prohibitory amend
ment in the Maine constitution," She
had been president of the national
W. C. T; U. since 1898.
Several years ago she was award
ed the honorary degree of master of
arts by Bates, college.
Mrs. Stevens', last active work was
a trip to Washington, last December
In the interests of the movement for
a prohibitory amendment to the fed
eral constitution.
MISS TURNER KIDNAPED.
Fake Detective Takes Girl Away
From Brother at Cleveland Depot.
Cleveland, O., April 6. No clue
was obtainable, by police here today
to Nellie 'Turner, twenty years old,
who disappeared here today. Of
ficers believe she was kidnaped.
Her brother, Wm. Turner, met her
at the Union Station when she ar
rived from Detroit, where she had
been working. . As they were leaving
the station a man stepped up, showed
a badge, said he was a city detective,
and ordered the girl to accompany
him. She did so.
Her brother went to police head
quarters to find out why his sister
had' been arrested and discovered the
"detective" to have been a fake of
ficer. Y. M. C. A. CONCERT APRIL 21.
Dance to Follow Musical Event in
Gymnasium.
Plans have been completed for tho
final concert of the local Young Men's
Christian association orchestra which
will be held in the gymnasium on the
evening of April v 21. One of the fea
tures of the event will be baritone
solos by Fred W. Latham. After the
concert dancing will be held until
eleven o'clock.!
The orchestra is composed of tho
following:
W. P. Occupin, leader; Harry Bur
dick piano; George Anderson, Harold
Anderson, Charles Banner, V ' Howard
Banner, William Blair, George W.
Blynn, Percy Dalgle, Harry Schiedler
and Gunner Segerberg.
FALL PROVES FATAL.
Torrlngton, Conn., April 6. Mrs.
Ida Bllttersdorf, aged fifty-six, died
at her home on the Torringford road
last night as the result of a fall earlier
in the day, which fractured her skull.
STATE BUSINESS HEN
NAY GO TO FRANCE
Chambers of Commerce Congress
Meets in Paris.
WHOLE TRIP COSTS ABOUT $300
Tentative Program Includes Tour of
France and Switzerland Hopes to
Get Connecticut Delegation to
Attend in Body.
Wanted: A large delegation ot
representative business men from Con
necticut to attend the sixth interna
tional congress of the Chambers of
Commerce to be held at Paris, France,
in June. Arrangements are being
made for many American business
men to attend this congress and the
State Business Men's association of
Connecticut has taken the matter up
and will, undoubtedly, send several
representatives. State President
Frank H. Johnston . has expressed a
strong desire to attend and will if
possible. The idea prevalent among
the State Business Men is to get
together a delegation of men from the
Nutmeg state and all go together.
Trip Is Good One.
1 As evidenced from the Itinerary pro.
vided by the French authorities this
trip is to be a remarkable one in many
ways. Many of the best men of the
nation will be brought together and
much good will result .therefrom.
Financially also, this trip offers in
ducements seldom met with for the
entire trip, including a tour of France
and Switzerland. It will cost approxi
mately but the comparatively small
amount of $300.
Are Returning Favors.
, In 1912 the fifth congress of inter
national Chambers of Commerce was
held at Boston and the American men
did themselves proud in the way they
entertained their foreign guests. This
year the French government, co
operating with its business Interests,
is determined to repay the debt.
British delegates to the Boston con
gress were , desirous that the Ameri
can delegates arrange to spend a few
days in .England en route to Paris and
this invitation supplements an other
wise unusual and attractive program.
The American visitors will be enter
tained at Liverpool, Birmingham and
London:, v' .. .m,.,,.;.
The , Paris organizing' committee has
arranged ah excellent program of fes
tivities, visits and trips about Paris
during the ; week of the congress.
This is followed by a two weeks' tour
through many of the most Interesting
cities of the nation, including a trip
to the A lips.
Party Sails May 26.
The party made up of American
delegates will leave Boston on May 26,'
sailing on the Cunarder "Laconia."
Arriving in Liverpool on June 3 the
day and evening will be spent about
the city and the following day will
be spent at Birmingham. June 5
and 6 will be spent in London and on
June 7 the party will leave for Paris.
Congress Convenes June 8.
At Paris the congress will convene on
June 8 in the "Grand Amphitheater
de la Sorbonne." Almost hourly
pesFions will be held and at night there
will a concert, fireworks and other fes
tivities. The congress will conclude
on Wednesday, June 10. Beginning
the following morning a series of trips
through the city are planned, ending
with the opera at night. June 12
will be devoted to a trip to E pern ay
and Rheims and on June 13 a visit
will be made to Versailles-Buc-Paris
and in the evening the president of the
republic will preside at a banquet to
which the delegates are Invited. Sun
day, June 14, is left to , the disposal
of the visitors.
Long Trip, Cost Only $80.
Then comes the more unusual and
enticing part of the arrangements for
at the small cost of $30 extra a tour
of France and Switzerland can be en
joyed, nine cities being included. The
French government will defray all ex
penses not provided for by the $30.
This trip includes stops at Dijon, on
June 15, the three following days at
Lyons, the next day at Valence-Grenoble
and then on to Le Lautaret. A
side trip to Les Grands Goulets Is
scheduled for Sunday, June 21. Then,
on successive days until the departure
for Paris on June 26, visits will be
made to the Grande-Chartreuse Cham-bery-Aix-Les-Baines-Annecy,
the An-necy-Chamonlx,
Mont Blanc and
Kvlan.
President Johnston and other offi
cials of the State Business Men's as
sociation agree with the statements
made by men from all over the coun
price and in congenial company and
ity to see the world at a moderate
price and in congenial sompany and
that it will be grasped by a large num
ber of people. President Johnson
would like to hear from any Connec
ticut men who think of attending.
MORTALITY REPORT.
The following were the causes of
death in this city last month: Cere
brospinal meningitis. 2; diphtheria
and croup, 1; consumption. 7; pneu
rnonia, 11; bronchitis, 2; nervous
diseases, 7; heart disease, 8; accidents
and violence, 2; all other diseases, 14;
total, 54.
ANNUAL REPORT OF
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Safety Board Will Not Meet This
Evening' Because at Illness of
Commissioner Ctallahun.
Chief Robert M. Dame completed
his. eighth annual report today, but
owing- to the illness of Safety Com
missioner Callahan the safety board
will not meet this evening to receive
it. This year's report shows 217
alarms, of which eighty-four were
bells and 133 stills. This number ex
ceeds the previous record of the de
partment and was sixty-five more
than a year ago. The total fire lost?
was $47,254, and the value of prop
erty at risk was $2,174,185. The more
serious fires were in the Stanley build
ing on Wilson street, the Connecticut
company building on Corbin place,
Hart's block on Main street, Damon
Lumber & Coal company on Church
street, Leland block on Main street,
Hatch building on Main street and
the Hotel Bronson on Main street.
The past year saw the advent of
the motor driven apparatus in the
department. The two automobile
combination chemical and. hose
trucks and the chief's car were placed
i;i commission August 28, 1913. These
increased the efficiency of the depart
ment to a great extent. The report
shows the cost of the trucks was
$48.52 for the No. 1 truck, and $42.08
for the No. 2 truck. The cost for the
four horses for the time would have
been, $448, making a total saving by
both cars of $357.40, not taking into
consideration the value of the ad
ditional service of the drivers. .
' The department is composed of
eighty-five men, of whom twenty-six
are permanent. There are sixteen
horses In the department. The de
partment has 10,350 feet of hose.
The companies responded to alarms
as follows: No. 1, to 141; No. 2, to
71; No. 3, to 85; No. 4, to 47; No. 5,
to 48; hook and ladder, to 86. The
chief's auto was used eighteen times.
The department laid. 4 8,100 feet of
hose; raised 2,489 feet of ladders and
893 gallons of chemicals.
INFERNAL MINE FOUND
NEAR F. R. BAKER'S HOME
New Hartford Man Has Re
ceived Threatening Letters
Since Selling Property.
New Hartford, Conn., April 6.
State policemen came here today to
investigate the finding of an infernal
machine, yesterday forenoon, near the
home of Frank R. Baker, in a re
mote section'of the town. The bomb
was found by Charles Smith and Hen
ry Strattman, who took it to an old
barn to open it. The fact that they
are living today is due to the extreme
care they used in taking the machine
apart, as it was found to contain
nitro-glycerine in small bottles, other
ingredients and matches Placed
against sand paper in such a way that
ordinary opening of the box would
have ignited the matches and caused
an explosion.
The matter was reported to the
state police and a guard stationed at
the Baker home during the night, but
there were no further developments.
Recently Mr. Baker sold his prop
erty to the Hartford Water company
which is to construct an immense
reservoir at Nepaug, and had planned
to go in a few days, after his effects
had been disposed of at auc
tion, to North Brookfield,
Mass., to live. His mother, who
is 93 years old was to make her home
with him.
1 Baker said today that he had, since
selling his property received a number
of threatening letters, one of the most
recent telling him that he would not
be permitted to leave the state alive.
Edward E. Baker, a brother, who is
71 years old, was arrested about a
year ago charged with having put
wod alcohol into some medicine his
mother was to take. He is now under
$2,500 bonds awaiting trial on that
charge.
FACTORY EMPLOYES GENEROUS.
Screw Shop Men Remember Widow
and Widower With Purses.
Fellow employes at the Corbin
Screw corporation raised $105 by sub
scription Saturday and presented it
to Harold Anderson of Kensington,
husband of Mrs. Hilda Anderson, who
is thought to have committed sui
cide by drowning In the Shetucket
river at Baltic, Conn., Saturday,
March 28. t
"Workmen in the department of the
same factory in -which Gottfrid
Rodin, who died in the police sta
tion last week, was employed, donat
ed a purse of thirty-five dollars to
his widow yesterday. Mrs. Rodin has
three children to support besides her
self HAVE SIX BANK SITES.
A meeting of the incorporators of
the Commercial Trust company was
held this afternoon. The commltteo
on sites made a report that six loca
tions have been considered.
WEATHER.
Hartford, April 0. Becom
ing unsettled, prolMibly rain
late tonight or Tuesday. RIs
ina; leuiperutiiro.
D., JR., OUTLINES
FATHER'S HOLDINGS
financiers Son Testifies Before
House Mines Committee.
QUESTIONED CONCERNING STRIKE
Mr. Rockefeller Owns Forty Per
Cent, of Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company's Stock. Officers or Con-
i
cern Held Responsible.
Washington, April 6. John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., told the house
mines committee today that his fa
ther owns about forty per cent, of
the stock of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company, the central figure in
the industrial strife which has swept
the Colorado coal fields. Mr. Rocke
feller continued that responsibili
ty for the conduct of corporations
lay not only with the stockholders or
directors, but with the officers of the
company. ' .
"In these days when business inr
terests are so diversified and direc
tors are members of so many boards,
the best they can do is to appoint
officers and hold them responsible,"
said he. i
"Don't you think that the fact that
the government has found it neces
sary to take action, warrants you in
taking more than passing interest in
the situation?" asked Chairman
Foster.
Is Closely Concerned.
"I have taken more than a passing
interest," returned Mr. Rockefeller..
"The vast sums of money Involved
and the great disorder in the field
concerns me closely. But I have
done all that I could have done. The
officers of the company' have been
held responsible and if we are at any
time convinced their policies are
mistaken we will immediately re
move them. I am one of my fa
ther's representatives In this, as in
others of his personal investments."
Questioned by , Representative
Byrnes, Mr. Rockefeller outlined his
father's holdings in the securities of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron company
thus: common stock, 139,807 out of
342,355 shares; preferred stock, 7,
943 shares out of 20,000 shares.
Bonds: Colorado Industrial com
pany five per cent., $14,450,000 out
of $33,437,000.
Other holdings were Colorado Fuel
and Iron company Tf eWflr&l " five per
cents, $368,000 out Of $5,638,000.
Dividends Paid in 1013.
Mr. Rockefeller said that the only
dividends paid by the company were
in 1913: A cumulative dividend of
eight per cent on tne , preferred
stock at that time, he said, had ac
cumulated to seventy-five per cent,
of the capital stock. He said thirty
five per cent, was paid on the accum
ulated dividend and four per cent, on
the eight per cent, dividend due that
year. The interest of his father in
the concern was represented, he said,
in the directorate by himself. Starr
J. Murphy and John D. Green. J. H.
McKenna and Ij. M. Bowers, he said,
"were indirect representatives.'
Representative Byrnes questioned
Mr. Rockefeller about endorsing
what Mr. Bowers had done in dealing
with the strike. The witness said
that while Bowers was not personally
representing the Rockefeller inter
ests, he had written to him saying
he would "stand by" what had been
done in Colorado.
Bowers Highly Qualified.
"Mr. Bowers is known to us as an
able and upright business man, and
an officer of the company. We trust
him in the conduct of the business,"
he said.
"You are what is called a dummy
director, aren't you?" asked Chair
man Foster. ( .
"Well, we don't call it that," said
Mr. Rockefeller. He added that he
had no time to look into conditions
in the Colorado field.
"Don't you think a director of a
company ought to know these
things?" asked the chairman.
"Don't you think if he hasn't time
he ought to put some one in his
place who would have time?'
"If I thought I were not conscien
tiously doing my duty, I should, of
course, at once resign," said Mr.
Rockefeller, "but my conscience en
tirely acquits me In this case."
WILL UNDERGO OPERATION.
Miss Lillian Nelson,, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Nelson of
Pearl street, will be taken to the
New Britain hospital tonight where
she will undergo an operation for
apvendicitls tomorrow morniny. Dr.
Andeihon, who has charge of tha
case, reports that Miss Nelson's at
tack is slight and that her many
friends have no cause for worry.
BUYS OUT STORK.
The E. C. Adams company of Bos
ton Mass,, purchased the stock of
Otto Ney, the East street baker, when
it was sold at auction by Constablo
Winkle this morning. The sale pried
was $110.
MINER IMPROVING.
"Mr. Miner's condition Is somewhat
improved today," states Dr. K. E. Kel
logg, who Is attending the ex-representative.
Mr. Miner has been ill for
some time now, first with the grip
and later with pneumonia.
JOHN
DAMAGES OF $100
AT MORNING FIRE
Dr. Barker's House Scene of Brisk
Blaze Another Fire Tills Noon
on Clark Street.
Ostensibly originating from sparks
from a small charcoal fire in the
kitchen range a brisk fire this morn
ing did damage to the extent of about
$100 at the home of Dr. Andrew J.
Barker a 112 North " street shortly
after 9 o'clock.
A still alarm was sent into Engine
Company No. 1 but as booh a.s the
men arrived with the fire extinguishers
it was seen that the flames were
beyond holding in check with such
Inadequate methods. Accordingly an
alarm was sent in and companies No.
2, 3 and 4 responded; A line of hose
was stretched and with the use of a
minimum amount of water the fire
was extinguished. ' The fire burned
briskly, behind the stove in the kitchen
and got Into the partition before it
was finally put out. Aside from rip
ping out a portion of the walls and
a little water on the floors the damage
was slight.
Shortly before 1 o'clock this after
noon another alarm was sounded from
box 41. The. fire was In the third)
story of Pence's seven tenement block
on Clark street. The firemen found
the doors locked and after breaking
them in found the blaze In a bedroom
of the tenement occupied by Jack
Baba. The loss, which is moderate, Is
covered by Insurance.
FAMOUS SURGEONS ARE
COMING TO AMERICA
International Society of Spe
cialists to Meet in United
States for First Time. '
New York, April 6. Foreign sur
geons will pay a tribute to their
American confreres on Monday nixt,
when the International Society of
Surgery meets in this city. This will
be the fourth congress of this notable
body of scientists but the first to be
held outside of the city of Brussels
since its organization in 190G. The
meetings will continue for four days.
The society convenes triennlally.
The membership of the society is
limited to a certain number . from
each country. The membership in
the United States is about 100. Up to
the present time the attendance of
surgeons representing the English
speaking nations has been meagre. In
the British section in the last con
gress only twenty-four were present.
The president for this year Is
Prof. Depage of Brussels. Prof. Wil
liams, of Ghent, is president of the
International committee and Dr. L.
Mayer of Brussels is the general sec
retary. The local secretary is Dr.
J. P. Hoguet of this city.
The program is limited to the con
sideration of three main topics:
"Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers,"
"Grafts and Transplantations' and
"Amputations'
The congress will be opened at
11:30 on Monday morning, It is ex
pected by President Woodrow Wil
son. The scientific proceedings will
commence at 2:30 o'clock of the
same day.
The European members, have been
Invited to attend the session of the
American Surgical association to be
held on Thursday, Friday and Satur
day of this week.1
BULL MOOSE LEADERS
ASSAILED BY CROFT
Doctor Declares Efforts of Prof. Hen
derson to Diop Him From Pro- ,
gresRlve Club Were Futile,
New Haven, Conn., April 6. "Let
carping critics have their say. The i
recent new political movement has
shaken the citadel of the political
Moloch of Connecticut," said Delmar
E. Croft, in his contribution to the
literature of the conferences .over
political conditons in the state, today.
' Politicians of all faith are working
overtime taking stock of their assets.
Many former party plans have gone
to the scrap heap. New systems are
being born. The electorate of tha
Mate is arouped. Men of business and
influence are thinking and planning
If the progressive party can arouse
itself from the stupor of the drugging
it has received at the hands of ft few
inolerant leaders at the hands of a few
effect good government in the state."
Dr. Croft in his statement replied' to
criticisms of his attitude toward the
rrogressive party, and declare that
efforts of Professor Henderson of
Yale University, to drop him from the
Progressive club were futile. Th
reason assigned, that of non-paytnent
of dues, he claimed did not . hold, an
the dues were paid within the period
stipulated by the by-laws.
Concluding his statement Dr. Croft
F. ays: "Vatriollc personal interviews
and neurotic persiflage intended to
bla reason and pervert truth and
Justice stench the public nostrils with
political degeneracy. Groundless sus
picion?! have separated men In all par
ties who should be working shoulder
to Bhnulder for the common weal of
the state.",, .
HUEItlA OPPOSED I
CONSULAR AGE
Exequatur of Ccorrjc c. Carol
Cancelled Dy Federal Govcrnm:
JOHN LP SAILS FOR II
lresldcnt Wilson Declares Ui
States Will Be Guided by Devej
tnents, as They Arise, in Vi
mining Mexican Situation. '
Washingon, April 6. The ca
latlon by the Huerta governmen
the exequatur of American
sular Agent George C. Carol
because I he sent to Washington
snatches savinr the rebels had ti
Torreon from the Huerta forces, f j
io uisiuro siate aepanmeni om
today. The Huerta government
denies Torreon has fallen.
Mr. Carothers obtained his exej
tur when he waa accredited to
Madero government and statlonef
Torreon. Since the outbreak of
Camanza revolution he has h
roving commission in northern M
and his exequatur from the M
City government has been of
value to him, all his dealings t
with the constitutionalists. It if
Intention of the American govern!
to keep Carothers with General i
and the constitutionalist leaders!
make prompt representations for
safety of Americans and other foW
ers, and to look after their lntei.
generally. Should Mr. Carothers
it necessary to go into territory
ti oiled by the Huerta governmen1
may be able to do business'
its local authorities, but there I
prospect that he personally will b
ing ooservauons aa an unomciiu rr
sentiatlve. Neither John Lfjid
William Bayard Hale had any exe
tur while in federal territory. '
Official Advices Expected.
Official advices telling of the
pulsion of the six hundred Span!
i l V 111 A J A OVA -'J v tt v i-'
during the day. until the sp
ambassador, calls it to the attentlc
state afparunfin uun;yii utrr,
is little likelihood of any action b
Washington government.' The U
States Itself has Issued a warnln
its own citizens to leave those
of Mexico where military opera
are being carried on and has
than once intimated that other
ernments might well take sir
steps. The right of deportati
one provided for under the Me
constitution and has been exer
alike by the Huerta government
the constitutionalists for alleged
tary or financial support of the eYf
and various other reasons.
No Request Made. v
Washington April 6. No rei
for recognition of the constitutlq
ists has been made by Cam
President Wilson Indicated today
the United States would be guide
developments as they roe in deH
ining such questions. The presil
liowever, spoke of the practice w
the American government had i
lowed with respect to Mexico
vlously, and pointed out that Wasn
ton waited ahnont two years to
ognize President Porflrlo Diaz, a
century afr L
Lhul Sail for Home.
Vera Cruz, Mcx., April 6.-.
Lind, personal representative of I
Ident Wilson, with his daughter
the. family of Rear Admlrali Fran
Fletcher, embarked on the 'Mayflrf
today to proceed dlreit to Wnsli
ton.
Application Denied.
Fort Worth, Tex.. April U
States Judge Meek this afternoon
nied the application for a writ
habeas corpus filed by the 3,600 I
icans Interned at Fort Bliss, Tex.,
The? were the Mexicans who
rendered tnll KtMte woldier
Presidio, Tex., after Villa had dr
them from OJInaga, Mcx.
JOHNSON FOUND DICAD.
Bartender nue to Answer , (
tions of Medical Examiner fW
Waterbury, Conn., April 6.-F.
Johnson, forty-two, employed i
Watervllle salocfn, was found de
the hallway of his boarding houn
the "Vllle" today. Medical Exam
Crane was called, and when
reached the hous he found J
Hyland, a bartender, bending
the. body. H viand refused to am-
any question put to him by Dr. Crj
and called the medical examine
-piker," and told him that he "w
see him in hell first," before h
swered any questions. He also
the medical examiner that he w
knock "your block off," If he t
slated in questioning him. )
Hyland left the Jiouse, followe
ut. urane, anu me yum.; .
fled. Traffic Patrolman Samuel Wi
arrested Hyland and locked him
on the charge of Intoxication
breach of the peoxe. Medical Ex
iner Crane notified Deputy Core
Makepeace of Hyland's refusal to
swer questions, and the deputy
oner is Investigating the death, i
land Is being held by the police (
material witness until after the t
uty coroner Investigation.

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