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yoi LXX?I N? 24.20:..
To-tlay. f?lr and ?aarmrr. To-morroW,
cloudy; briol. fw?t trlnal-.
? nal Hobokea
Delehanty Bears Measure In?
dorsed by Health Officials.
Judges and District
Bfiss Miner Tells of Demoraliz?
ing Drug's Grip on Young
Girls and Praises Hard
Fight to End Its
General Sale*.
witn Um In-dfvtdual approval of ayory
doctor and pharmacist who h;?s exam?
ined it" proriakm?, Janana A i>. :,
hant... lb? Assistant i>i-tiu: Attorney
\aho drafted th?: ITalkor bill to; re
?trictins th? cocaine trafile, will go lo
> an? to-d.i> to urg? a fi - orabl? 11 -
port oo th? Mil at n conunitt-ea heauring.
Thla I h la .Mino.i .:t the a id?
???.pen traffic in cocaine and its dativa?
live.? aa i m.V !?> T!.a- Ti ;'.?
?-M lasl ?December, will go ,t lone way
to? fradk-nting th? evil b? lisid
re? .'.-?: ?-. and insp? ctioi ,. -?.- .?.i .-??.
?Brom ihe deadly uru:: ilnda its
: ' ? ih? hands of Ita unfortunati
Aft? r pro iding foi a complete ? a?
?Man ta ? ?on ?.; ?,' naanufm i i
tta, wholesale ;.tu] retail di ig ?handl? ra,
doer?!.- and ?'\?n ?hospitals, as to t?hair
?participation in the ??Kitimat. ao-.if.ii?
trarVi ' .:< bill prohibit! the ?poaa a Ion
of mor? than one ounc?
s dr igt :ii- i.? than .? .1 ..: ?
by .i physician, except thai .- regla?
tsred druggist ma; ?hav? .. g? ituan?
tit? of the di ug f all excepi
liBred ounca U kepi
?n * hk h n i- put based I
rholesa!. dealer,
"Eiruigist? and i?ii. ii,i..? .-is otb
wholt-;;?lc ?and retail, hav. ?been unani?
mous both a? Iniilvlduali and b; or
?paisatloni In tin ir approval ol lh<
bill.' >>ald Mr. ?Delehant; yeatenlay.
"So ta: a.?- I hav- l'-atr.a.i. th. only
opposition ?comea nom count) medical
iBCietieo upstate. Ti.. ?.??-? tl? ? . ?rom
that quarter ar? not ?baaed upon th.
?ffavislon limit?.;.:; th? poi ea Ion "i ???
i dir l>y physi? : ; i t ..- to -t liai ? .
. but .-olely on the c-lau ? pro*? Iding
st?-, or al health epartin nta or
pol;, e authoriMea shad! have t-ha cove:
to examine .i doetoi .- cocaine .M-"t<]?
atid h:- suppl' -y.i ham?..
Lsw Must Includ? All.
.i. < ?, ? moi in; ?.?? ? portal?
ly ni.?., voiced them objcctkma, i t
ha\ ? thai iplainl
^ff' mad? against th? bill were ?baaed
vu ? grounds. I would ?"xp!;;!!. lo
tho.-t .? ? * ? lai - o? legialatora who hold
thai aie | I tu pre too Btr
that | im-,e a ?Jan calling f?or
the rig ? lion ol cocaine ?recorda
o? ?docte - or dnig-giata ?al q-itaotkniable
?kanestj ?tha??it Including in ih? in
age v ; ?? ?don all d?octora an?-! ?Jrug
"Thf- ?druggiata make no objection to
that ? realise
that ??ni.? ?? such provi?sion ?can the
-t?-? Mfoi ! ? ?' agalw' t',V?-<
who would evade It, an?i i hope ti,.at
the ?jhyi ? ?? their objoc?
no.-.- on -h' inepectlon ? .?'??(* atili
*Mih'lr. . theli ?apposition wh?an t' -
'\, ? ? ii? a, m? to-morrow.
Mr. ?Delehanty addagfl Ihai ha ?had
hearo Bis? of mild ahjectkma from
other Bourcea ha Bad on the prop?-??, ?non
tlist th< lav van not BtHet MMUgh, an?J
to thii lin? of opposition, he said, th?
only A-.yy im?ent to be advaivd ?waa that
ib? 11miy would he .? ?tremen?
do u? a?. ; ' n the -w arfar? ??n cocaine
traftl' and n ela-a? of tli?* nv-dieal op
HSHl?kWl to th? ?Mil H would seem that
an ??d with atlll a?trictei provisions
?vouM ?havi Itttja chnne? to bocoawa law.
In r \. ||? finir--, th?* Tombs physi
? ..minimi on n?M?i rv?S*. ntth ? a.lumn.
This Mornings Sews
LOCAL f*gi
Ann? 0C?11 ? Ma .n ns To-da ?. 1
Railroad?- i'lald t?> Mummen.??? I
?Battleship and Matine? t?o ?South. a
r.x-Sa?, r. ?;,-:? Attacks Deuffcert-j. 3
M hu.? ?;r,o?is Bttiker *-? ?8a ?Back. ?*?
l-v?' t?,: on Trial in ?COCallM ?'asa-. 5
??fell? : i?? ? ?da Llghl anal Ali. a
\< "-.:.???? llother. Olrl Rw?seua. 7
laiaiortalil L'mprovod, ?Saga B?-i?.--ori. ?
aVCsll Helt T?tn?j? fa.? i '?'..- ?ion.ii
l??ounda I i?ba ajra to ?Bo:.?a
Mayor i.?sea Pri-,at?? Cabatanda...Id
?:??? Deput: BhaHB l.o\a-> ?Pane?...?Id
?roia.;.',, Cah ?Robbar I'oila-J.18
l'< ? o BIO? I hat t?'?n lU'tanrn. ... 5
-aTttsoi h N?w York Last Msht.6
I?'jhI: Bill ?" \v llaon T??-?Ja:. 6
Mr.'- ? ? i ,, throe - Madero.? ? I
Ugrtslatlvi i'?>in a i n? in ii ;. ?Ordered... i
?Bucrta'i t'oup ?Iteliavea Tuft. B
'?' ii.. ... in Mexico ?'!?>. a
Holiei ? . lied i Vohoi. 5
?'Tips. ? <?ost State $*:?'".?'?'?. ?
Ma-, gtrlp Maxwell of Powei. 5
U ^>\a?rr)d?'? Taft "7?itO. 8
Dry?deck at Paaucl llarboi ??'r?ackeda ? ? ? ?s
v>at 'I ili: it Husma. i
? ru,,;, ?Pr?sident Inaugurated. I
Knight ?Raw hes ?'?*><?? Town. 4
.N?"?s un U ornen.'.. ?"
editorial .?
?laetet-jr . a
"?'f y-rml. ?
. a
?? i tv-ir; .a
k.10 ?uH ii
W? ?thi.11
tUpping .11
?' :t.*r,-. y, ar <i I? eta. ? tl. 13 ?and 13
?mij ?-.,, Kgvg.14
takl Est?t? .?
Sir G. Frampton Accepts Com?
mission?Replica for N. Y.
(By r?Mf to Th* Trtbtne.]
London, Fob. 19.?Sir t?forge Framp?
ton. R A., president ?,f the Koyal Bo?
ctsy of IMtieh Sculptors, l.as accepted
the commission for th? jonrnalisfs' me?
morial to W. T. Stead, who was drowned
in the Titanic disaster.
The memorial will be pla> "d upon (he
1 Thames lm.l.ankment and .4 rtmlica
will he tout to NVw York.
West Farms Division Put Out of
Commission by Accident in
Tube-Passengers in Terror.
Th? West Farms division of the rob?
way was tied up for rnorc than an hour
laal nicht, when thlrtj f?eei of the con?
tact rail in the tube itml. r the liai kin
Rives sraa ripped up, A defective aho?
on ?? train pausing thrt>tigta the tunnel
shortly before 8 o'.-io.-k atsrted trouble.
The aho? srsa tipried from Its fasten?
'1 lag and loosened the raJL The tra In
jfoltowlng caught th< rail, and before
1 ? motas man 1 ouM atop hli ira in the
; damage bad been ?ion?-?*
The train was running at a inch ral
of >!?? ??<!. and th" audit? n stopping
? sii. .ok up the passengers While the
lights m th? ?.us did n"i mu out, the
p.. .,)?!? were In a high!* nei ?? oui aal
and onl) prompt aasuram es b* the
I tra inheres t.-.?i there wsa n.> danger
i kepi lin m if..tn becoming panic?
Vivid flashes that sputtered from be?
n? ath ih? train added lo the ex? lie?
m< :.;. W'hm it was isen that the train
a*aa disabled th? passsngera walked
ihr?>ugb the rlrsl . .?r and were assisted
... th? roadbed, walking to the Motl
avenue .?-'ation. All B'ere a*arned of I ."
1 dungei of the thtr'l rail, th? ? irrent of
I wiii.-h had Bol been turned off.
.?.-..? ... i ? d up s . - -,,uth
- ???.? ? street and north lo W? ;
; im ?? ???? n ruB close togetl ? r,
permitting th? : ? ?.??? to ? ilk
? til .. station " .. ' ? che?
? ,?, th? station! ? < ?
cd to sell tickci
did ??"i,.- ??: th. station '??
. 1 . ? ? ere ? ailed to pi -
? ?
\ a? re? ki ig ? re? u as hurrl d t? I ?
.1 th? accident, bul :t a as a 1
houi 1 ? "01 ih? vu, ce? d< dl
- the broken rail, it was after I
o'cloc] befor? I < - post lid? t,. run
? 1 on than Hfteen-ralnute in?
:??!?.. h ;.. ' ? ? he I't'.'ii and
Mr'f'i . tations.
7-Ton Transformer and 600
Pound Curtain Gone.
?i. >,(-,,? .
pfttsfleld, Ma? -.. Feb. is.- An?, en ?
having a seven-ton transf?r?f*m<*r around
thisir plant wi h is not srfarking s
? Bend nor.1 t?. the United Bl
wireles service In Washington or U
? Oenersl Electric works in this cllv,
foi a big stf<? 1 trsnafoirmer which I 1
works built for the government In 1000
la lost.
Ki\" hundred telegTsin? hav? bean
? )? to customers in un endeavoi :?>
1rar<- it. The transformer ?as BtOT? 1
for Professor Fesscntten, of Waahlng?
t?-?n. He sen?, au ?.r.ior recently fm Ita
deliver}', bul ?t had disappeared.
it.. ton, Feb. 1s. Harvard h ?
mystery. A bach porch haa vanisu d
ami with it a ir<? 1 lamp, a BCl "?'
Ir.-nt stairs and a firepla. t. In add '1 ..1
It was reported tonighl that .?n entire
room of a house is missing Cha
tables, even the wslrpapar, ha" diaap?
peared Neither can t drop curtain
thai v.iigliofl about alx hundred poimdl
i r accounted for.
The articles are the propert* "f I'ro
f?sSSOr i'.akr.r's department Of .h'*
drama. Th'- pTOtt?UOt and his cla
ar?" locking for them, f>>r th. y will b
ti?."J"il wbCB the next play is pre?
Doctors Say Slayer's Feigned
Madness Is Now Real.
The report of two docton appoint ??'
by Supreme Court Justice Arthur 3,
Ti.mpkin?. In White Hairs, to iiuiuii"
into til?- mental < ?.million <>f John Mc?
?luir?', Indicted for murder, ahowa thai
McOuirs has evktontiy, through aham?
mfng insanity. 1?*< ome B lunatic.
McOuire is locked up la the Wbit ?
Plains jail awaiting trial for the mur?
?lor of ?3er? no Btarrett, of Rochelle
11. tr 111-. n<w Rochelle. <?n October ??
last. MicOulre, altor his Indictment,
?bowed a aiiddea change <?i bla menial
.-?.iiditiiMi. an.) the county authorities
.?ontr-iiil'd thai ho was shamming. Jua?
tice Tompkim- nppointed Its. William
I'.. Prit? hard and W. U Russell, . ad
Muy rsportod yesterdaj thai they be
ii"?.e?i McOuire ahould be conflncti
?oanewhere where bla aanlt) could i?
McQuire ?as .i butler for Mr. Bl
r>r. and on tho nlghl Of the latt<*r*8
murder McOuire hau besa dlacnarffwd
tor Incomp?tent'? He gained . ntrau? ?
t,, Hi. bouse ami after ih-: alMoUng d?a?
;,j.p. ated. The lioiis':k?"per LMCSme 80
frightened thai aha ran to her room ob
the third floor and flfopped dead "'in
bean ??s?as?-.
M< aloo City, Fi.. iv BOut 1 . Oil.n
an "I'l.-iiy Am? 1.-.an ?*t*o baa chargi ..:
?m Important m.ci.ani.'ai wsrlu hers, was
wouralsd by ihres bulista ta the right
'?wears-, to-day. sa be arsa wslkiag alessj
?ollina BtrSSt.
M,, fjMltnsra ran Into the middle of a
strirmts" iisrtweea dets^lsaseriU >-f isbela
sad ls*?tjsrala.
Ml "i 1 fglats sell Adamson's Botanic B.-.I
.< 1. the nev?-fa*llini ovrt tot Fougbs.
jiti, -i
Tammany. Repudiating Waldo,
Rushes Through Resolution
?Joint Committee, Head?
ed by Wagner. Named.
? Gaynor. Whitman, Curran Com?
mittee and Others Will-Be
Asked to Help?Bills To Be
Drawn and Reported
by March 20.
); ??....,:. i
- Feb. ?v Tammany awepi
, '? ??? ,;" police situation -.n .v. w v...-,.
Cltj ?? Uh n nu h to-d Tl ? laCglsla?
? -ur? In record time adopted .-. r?solu*
i ?'"' t. Ihe appointiiK i t ..; ,( j(.i,it
< ominltt? e to devise and pri?rent I? fia?
for i., ti. i men! of poll? ?? . and!*
.imitte? i ?.. di i. its
? WH ? nd rep<N i them to th? i. gisl,
; lui?- b? Man i. so.
i media I? I? . tei I ? passage ol the
' ? ? "?i.n "n ihe . ommitte ? . - nam? 'I
. '?'. Lieu! lam ?.-. : noi Glj nn and
i Smith .i loll.
Serator?-, Wagner. Roosevelt. Veite.
HerncK end Argetsinger; Assemblymen
McKee. Go'-ibrrc). Hammer. Sutphm.
Mc?<eon an'.! Volk.
>'? agni i : ? the Tan man) lead? ? ?
?- ? Vrgi Ing? : Is .: Republi?
md V .". .i Progr?- ive Bp?
I Smith ' .un. .1 ; lu R? publi? .n '. ? i'i ?
\ -. |y,
T ?? ? ommittee .. ? ? to-nighi ?nd foi -
organl led h ? ?. tlni Benal :
?? i chalrm .*? it? i ?V? i
; ??? er? I to appoint a ib-co ?
'.? if. .,?,,?.. v. >,, ; : .-. morro ?
?i ' lured ?? -. fi ? ?. ith Mu 01
? ? ? ? i..... ? \;;..:... ? Whitmai.
i irran co imitte? and iny one ci-.
ha i lea? ??: police r. foi I
n .i ihr.? i rob bly ? 111 begti ?!, re
? "" i ? - ;. i n-; continu du
folio* Ina " " i . Th? . ommitte?
not ? xpeci t.. .??. p?o? eounai i until ;t
? -'; i" drafl legislati? ti
Governor Sn'./.cr w;i? .i-k'u tO?nighl
for hla views on tha Legislature? ac?
i ? i?.n
' I ? '.ii?-.n>r it ?. -i ? mtgoti ? .,n?
: nut'- ? :.. r. pH? ...
i???? * thia plan fot ? ? a a? tk>n
meet wit] our a i pi "'. ..i "
i don'l care to sa? anything abov!
; Hint "
"Hev< you f - ?i ? ?i nn- reply iron
('otTtmfaatonei Waldo '?? th? charges
Mied agalnsi inni :
? N-.t ? ?*?
Timrririny Difiowns Waldo.
I'.r Idea ?adopting thl reeulutlen Tarn
man: publl? '?? and offli lall] dlaua m i
.?lui rcpudlatial Waldo tt?-d i rh?
Tribune ea? Usait ? i pr? diet? d -
days ago \.?t"'i I. Levy, ?democrat !<
leedei "f the a-?-? mi.iv. ninil? ih?* n
Ipudiatlen, and constituted Waldo the
?eapegoa! tot ell th? i oil? ? ? i Imei ot
nmlaalnn and romi ilaal? n Le? y ?li-l
big i"?-! i?' cleai r.inini.'ir .- aktrti
an? connection with Waldo or "the
? item
\ -? ? ini'i.i tn?ii IJ Innum !to|?ubli?an
? ader, termed th? Wagner reaolutlon
?,n mi? rti r? n? ? i nit ihe t torren aldei -
m. m committee, which ^wes doing I
fz<><><\ wort "We har? the rlghl to aa
.?um?*." ?aid he, "thai th?* aldermanl?
?fcmmiti? ?? la **fTlt-l?ftntlj onducting
Inquiry? and "i? re la i" Ing n ? ? ?led in :
New Vor-?. :? ?"oniieirtion or ? otnbinatiofi
between irookttd police and i? rni.rloui
Tlilg gttrred Lev* lo wrath. He .'?i'i
th?*r<* '?? a- no intention to .supplant tile
?'uir.-in . ?.niniitt?? but t?? supplement
iiv work by legielatlon. Th.- inv**4*tlga?
iirm so fur h???i failed to r-eauted "tin
dominant politleal ongulgatkm" with
police scandals, he sdded.
?*Aa n humble paurl of ihm organisa?
ti?.n." he aaeerted, "1 say ere are u?>t
responsible tot the presea! Incumbe?!
m the office ??f i'"ii" Commissioner.*'
i'"'.i many ycere, he ?aid, Tammany
had had noj,hii?K to ?i?> with re-xata
mcndlng or obtaining ti.?*- appolntm? m
of the men who h?<<i been l'on? e ?Com-I
mission?rs. He continued:
?"ih?- leadership of thai domlmml or? j
ganisation m our city has eboolutel]
refused, when called on, lo presen! the
names of such men sa It considered III
for Ihe "ill'', ?in?! ii he? been claimed I
by thai leaderahlp thai the sooner the]
Police Department la *nttr?-j\- divorotdl
from polltl??.- ih? better off will be 'bel
, it', and Ihe Police I>epiirtm?mt.H
'Bui wblb Tammany wasn'i mi\<*d up I
m the p??ii'?? m .'?iiti.il'-', said Levy, ih<*
Republicans w?ere. He Haiti Lleuteaeni ?
Becker ?aras a Repiibllcaa and so orno ?
Captain Walsh, the latest M??qnaea1er."*
Many othera could be namet^ be ?M,
bu! h? dldn'l name thrill.
Taminen] leaders have been pussitng
ovt*r ?some ????> In which they could ln-|
t.-rf'-ir m ih?' Bituatioa and show '!.<
rotera ?>f New Tort Cltj thai Tarn-1
many ceotalned as many leformers
just before a municipal electlM as any
other I'oiii".?' ?wgaalaatia?.
This iiiortiini; ?i ???iil'-i? n? f ol the
DemocraM gu <.?ii?'i end f??r gn hvui
ihr>y thrashed <>"' "'? m.ittir while
th, Legislature ?raited. Then Benator
Wagner ln?trodticed iiis retiolotkm,
whi.'li whs passed and hurried ?iv?r to I
tii?- Assembly. Thai botty ?a* about
t.? pass ?t |usl ??s quickly wh?!i Mi.
Hinniuii pointed OUI that, if it tiifli. t
???ill lor mi upl'i"! Hiition. i? linulv'td th"
. \) I'l'iiiiii- ?-t money and skoal?! ot
I ..nil?.u-?l S? third pare, lliir.l ??.liinin.
???t i ?-???i.-.u ?r i -' I ain ?>l ' riitci M
ri ni.'a Cube. Sout i, Atlentic?Louai Une,
i s i,-m: .i il. i trains 'iaii> Itlt Bway.
?Adri. t
GEM RAI \"k'T< ?RI VNi i III KR I \.
, ? ".:::?.'! again-*-! ?.'..??. . ? |ia? been lighting, an<
I ? laimed hin -';" ?'??? 'n -??'? i ? Ma ? k< .
Managers Accept Erdman Act and Strike Is
Off, for the Present, at Least?
Hearings Will Be Public.
Thi ? - ? i., '? i n rallro
I kid? ?J t,. ii.. ,|, mend ??i t!" Ir I?
?motit ? tir. m? '. ..-.i ;.? ind
lo arbitr?t? th? a ?? .h ? ??'? un?l< i
l'rdms;. .i? t. This .Ion a . ? rl
?? mporaril: ..? I? ist, ? ? strike a h
v ould ha? ? pural? tea Ihe Sor '
quartei of ih? Unit? il Btatei
??ispilta ?p' ai!\..il all 1 'ill.I ?
? in ngo and north of the ?Ohio Rivci
Tl ? tua man had lmu?ed ?no ultima ti
William ti Carter, Mi? ir I'l'snl.-ui
I ? Bterda), bul tin?-. had t?old Ju?
Martin \ Knapp ?und Ccmmissioi
<; w. W, n infer, 'he f?edi rai m? ?I
tor.- tin-.- ?could no- afford to Bpe
mueh more Uni? In ?waiting l??r t
raiiro.iai ?managen to ?agrree to .?i Mtn
according to law.
?So far aa tha- ? im -turn "f arbitr?t!
i.s ?*-on<rernedi the ?out<*otne aras a eos
?p?ete victor-j f?or the tip-men, and th?
?.tii??-r: and the other member, ?of tin
committee which ?wai negotiating wl
the ?railroad manasen fell elated B
tin?;, forebon to dlapl i? sign ol ?
tiaa aganl ?Joj ?Mr. ? ! u 1er ? ??i? ? ?I lh<
?eoll?rctlve sentiment? in saying:
? We started ?out with the expeetatti
a.f Becnrfng arbitration a?nd avplding
strike. I h.nl hoped i fir tin. ' uhiiiin
ti"ti from th? Brat, and, "i ? ou?? i ai
? ?Tv much pi'.isi'i thai the outcome
to ? atlafactor) Hu? i nei? r croe
Two of the Arbite-s Named.
Th? arbitration board o? Mir. ?? it?
- Ided for und* r the Krdroan a? I ?wl
a onsisi .,t \v. W. Atterbury, vice preal
?km m ?charge ?if operation "i th
POnnaylvanla Un-t? ?J5a?*rt, who will rep
reeen! the rallroaub Alberl Phllllpa
third vi>f-pref-lil'-iu "I the Broth? 1 ?boo?
of Fin-ni? n and B?ngln?emen, who wll
repreeent the |trem?rni and a Uiii?i mm
to ?be aelect?ed within ?Jive aj.i> a by llr
Atterbtir* ?and ?Mr. I'lniiipH, or. fadHni
.-?n ?agreement <?u their p.?rt bj Martli
A. Knapp, prealdlng Judge .if th?
United ?Btatea ?-??iiinu i? ? ?Co-nrt, and <;
IV. W. Hanger, Acting United stale,
?C-ommlasloner of ?Labor.
Mr. i *:. i Mi f** raid ?r-eatenlaj thai h?
and Mr. Attarbory would ?protmbl)
?meal for th? i?tm iini<? op Tinu-siiny.
it vi.s i ustomar?. i.?plained, in
' ;im h of arlaitratiain under th? Brdman
act for th?- aanploi 'vat repreaentattva to
suhmit b list of ten men acceptable a*a
n thinl member ?if the hoard and for
th?? employes' rapreoentatlve ?to f?>ii"w
suit, ir any on? of ?the ?ten me.i
either Hal is ?acceptable t?> both ?that
man is ?Mlaetcd.
"What about tiii> rumor thai Then?
dor?* Roosevelt is th*? man th? lira men
want'.''- he was a?k?d.
"i wouldn't ?ooa-nmH nyeetf mi thai."
IK leplinj
< "ntiuufvl on third page, fifth xiluiua. i
VVilliam S Carter, president o?
t'ie Bi-otlierliood of Locomotive Fire?
men and Ennniemen. commended
highly yesterday the attitude taken
by The Tribune m the present con?
"I cannot express too strongly our
appreciation." he said. "The Trib?
une editorials were a source of great
encouragement and material assist?
ance, in flqhting the cause we be
lievd to b? right. We felt, as The
Tribune expressed it editorially, that
the law?and that means the broader
interests of the people?was on our
side. The Erdman act was formu?
lated und made a law specifically to
meet just such a situation. There was
no good reason why the railroads
should not abide by the law and
arbitrate under its oreseni provi?
sions, 88 we insisted they should do.
"The firemen appreciate the atti?
tude of tl?e press generally. The
attitude of The Tribune and the
other papers that gave us a fair
dea1 has done much to lessen the
possibilities of a strike, the necessity
for which all of us would deplore.''
Senate Committee Against Pro?
posed Commission.
Albany, Feb. IS, Bj a vote of 6 to 1
the Senate Judiciary Committee b>
ntghl voted not to report the M??Clsl?
i.*.inj bill designed to croate a comntls?
mu t.. investigate the practice of rlvl?
The a< tion follow .??1 a lirariiiR nn the
ni? a sin?'.
Rescuer Too Excited to Think
of Cutting Rope.
1. "< i'jntph ?o Tin? Til'iiun?- I
South Ktarwalk, Conn., Poo. l?t.?
\\'h"n John Such WBS found haiiaring to
a l'??.in ii. the attic of his home here
to?ila> John Kor?n not a IBS and
- i .-.i the beam in two twice tu renew?
Buch llvoa bul ha can hardly thank
Koi'ii. lot Dr. 11. I!. West had t.? work
for an hour on the would? be auicide be?
t?r. r?*suacitatirtg him. Buch had used
an ordinary Hothes line to hang him
s.ii vitii. ."n?i Koran couM bays asr?
stjed ii with a siiigi?- ?lash of a knife
yc1 be was bo excited that the saw
in. th.'.l ?vas th<- onl) >>rie that O0i urred
tu hlni.
jCommander-in-Chief of Federal Forces in the
Capital Aided by General Blanquet
in Coup d'Etat.
i Madero and Members of His Cabinet Arrested in National
Palace?Street Crowds Shouting "Vivas" for
Huerta?Fighting Ceases Abruptly When
New President Is Proclaimed.
Mexico City. Feb. 18.?Francisco I. Madero has been forced out
j ot the Presidency. He was arrested at the National Palace not long
before 3 o'clock this afternoon by General Blanquet.
General Victoriano Huerta, commander of the federal troops,
was proclaimed Provisional President.
Under pressure. Madero resigned at 6 o'clock.
About the time Madero was seized by General Blanquet, hi?
brother, Gustavo Madero, formerly Minister of Finance, was arrested
by General Huerta, who was dining with him in a public restaurant.
All the members of the Cabinet were promptly arrested except
Ernesto Madero, uncle of Che President, who held the portfolio of
Finance. He was apprised of the intentions against the government
and managed to escape.
The Z?calo, the great plaza in front of the Palace, was jammed
to-night by a delirious crowd, with banners inscribed "Peace" and
?"Liberty." shouting for Diaz, Huerta, Blanquet and Mondragon.
The wcman members of the Madero family, who were in Cha
pultepec Castle, were whisked away in an automobile by friends
who had learned of the coup at the National Palace.
Tele-jrams have been sent to the governors of the states notify?
ing them of the proclamation of Huerta as Provisional President,
and also to the military commanders, assuring them that general
elections will be held for President.
General Huerta made a speech from the balcony of the Palace
to the assembled crowds. He declared that he had no personal
ambitions, and announced himself as military governor, and Gen?
eral Blanquet as military commander of th.* federal district.
It is fully believed that a definite agreement wil be reached
between the rebel forces and General Huerta. The negotiations
; will be conducted through the American Embassy.
Notwithstanding the fact that s^me definite action was ex?
pected to-day, the coup d'etat at the Palace caused a sensation, and
i the exact status of affairs could not be ascertained for several hours.
The direct movement against Madero was the result of a plot
which had been brewing since yesterday, and which possibly existed
with Blanquet for a much greater length of time.
From the first it had been known that General Blanquet was
' unwilling to ficht. His men were of the same mind. He held
complete command over them, and it was not doubted that they
would follow him in any adventure, which they did at the National
i Palace this afternoon.
The forces, numbering a thousand men, which arrived late yes?
terday, were sent immediately to the Palace, ostensibly to relieve
the reserves there, and the reserves were sent into the field.
An agreement between Generals Blanquet and Huerta was
reached last night, but the first intimation that Blanquet's men had
of the new part they were to play was just before the successful
stroke was made. Banquet drew his men up in order and delivered
a stirring speech.
'This inhuman battle must cease." he said. "The time has
come when some drastic means must be taken to stop a conflict in
which father is killing son and brother is fighting against brother;
when non-combatants are sharing the fate of war?and all this
because of the caprice of one man."
Blanquet then issued orders for the arrest of the President and
assigned a detachment to that duty. Madero was soon a prisoner
in his own rooms.
One reason given for the attitude of General Blanquet from
the beginning was the presence of his son in the ranks of Diaz.
When the arrest of the President and his Ministers became
known, crowds gathered in the streets, through which they paraded
shouting "vivas" for Huerta and Diaz. A conference was held be?
tween the representatives of these two generals, and an agreement
was reached whereby the appointment of General Huerta to the
Provisional Presidency was proclaimed.
Prior to this, however. Huerta's attempt to communicate with
Diaz precipitated one of the sharpest engagements of the day.
The fire from the rebel rifles and machine guns was long sus?
tained It was by no means certain at that time that the coup
meant the end of hostilities. At 3:30 in the afternoon the cannon?
ading was heavier than before, and the rattle of machine guns was
heard in various quarters. At that time San Francisco street was
being cleared by Huerta, as if he were expecting an attack. Half
an hour later the order to cease firing was sounded and the battle
was over.
A few loyal members of Madero's staff rushed into the room
when Madero was struggling with the soldiers and went to his
rescue, but ineffectually. Captain Garmendia, who had just been
appointed chief of police, advanced on Colonel Rivcroll, shooting
and wounding him seriously. Immediately there was an exchange
of shots, and three or four members of the President's staff are said
to have been wounded.
General Delgado, who acted as the emissary of Madero in the
negotiations for an armistice Sunday, has been arrested. Huerta
and his supporters did not trust Delgado to come into their plot.
Twenty men of the 29th Infantry, of Blanquet's forces, were
intrusted with guarding the private rooms of the President at the
beginning of the revolt in the Palace.
The arrest of Madero took place in the Hall of the Ambassa?
dors. When the President entered the room he found all the en?
trances guarded.
One soldier, over-excited by the words of Blanquet. pointed his
gun at the breast of Madero, who leaped on him. In the struggle the
gun was discharged, without injuring any one. The soldier was dia

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