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and clothing ar.- ?being left on th-- rl\?r
l?ank by the ref-gees
Artillery firing, which had almost
<?as?d. was resumed late te i
South and east of th?* < it;-, and t? :
reaching here from the battlegroiin?!
my the heaviest Bghtlng n..w is within
m "<n or rifcht mllea ol th<- city.
Fl?htins started ? n the ripht and left
Wing Of Villas army, and Inter spread
an Bloag Viiias front Villg tele?
graphed to Juan If. Medina, his < hi?'f
m ? har?<- "f the ??' mmand In Juares,
??rdering him t?> send all available ?av
elry to f?ceos Ranch, northwest of
jiiar?*z. to Intercept sny fed?rala who
mik-ht pasa the right wing.
At the sain?- hour telephone mes
t-W? from Vsl..ta. Texas, stated that
tiring was heard south ?>f there, ? on?
ilrminK the report that the federals
had attacked the left win?* of the rebel
army. Th.- federall split their com
mand an.i sent their men in both di?
rections, trying to get around the srmy
which Vills had spread out on either
side of the Mexican t'entrai. The
Hashes from rifles "f the combatants
were plainly seen bj cltlsens of Helen.
a valley town eSSl O? Tslstl
The fed?rala sppeared to be Bteadlly
drhing th?* rebels back toward Juares.
Cannon wen brought Into play by the
lerala at 8 o'clock. Belen la thirteen
miles from El Paso.
Cavalry Hurried to Front.
Three hundred rebel cavalrj wire
sent west from Juarez at .'?.If? o'clock
this evening to Flores Kan. h to meet
th?* fed?rala ther? Rebela In Juarez
say they have heard nothing of the,
fight reported In ?progress opposite
?Belen. The crack of rifles was ?plainly
heard at Tslets st 5*30 and w,?s nearer
to Ysleta than when the Bghtlng first
opened. While Villa was wat? hing the
Mexkan rentrai road, th? federal!
Banked him gn I opened the light
? ?'ion. i Rodrigues and Captain Holm?
?iaht were la Juarez this evening from
the iront, and report??! that Villa bad
de ?persona] reconnolaan?r*e t.? the
south io-day. hut had been unable to
find any fed?rala this Bide of Bama
layuca, win? h la thirty-two mii.-s
down However, on the return ?>f Villa
10 the ramp, the fed?rala moved north;
ai;." n ami s"?.ii appeared m t far -
the rebel centre st Lam<
It was about the time that Villa's
m outs ?brought him the report that a
land of federals wen Circling tin- right
flank of his army and coming around'
the mountains, sppi rently In th'- di?
rection "f Flores Ranch, presumably
to make in attack on Juarei from the
sain?- direction.
Before ,; o'clock reports came from
viii-> that the rishtiiif?- was ?general a'J
along th.- line, the federals having
? ? me up u "in the bentr? and ?nt? r?sd
Into tin* contest.
Precautions at El Paso.
Kl Paso Is well protected from
possible harm should the lighting come
nearer. In addition t?> nearly three
thousand American troops her?-, a ma
bine gun platoon and four troops of
rali, w ill arrive early to-morrow
A machine gun platoon and Troop ?*,
lit h Cavalry commanded by Captain
John H. Lewis, are expected In F.l Paso
from Columbus N. M. The machine
gun platoon, rommanded by Lieutenant
lasses H. Hill, win reinforce Troop I?.
Ith Cat airy, at the International
bridge. ?Troop ?* ? II) u<- station? I
the foundry.
Troop L IStta Cavalry, commanded
by Captain W. H. CBopton, la due to
?u rive h? re early to-morrow morning
from Nor.:*. N M.. and will he Stationed
at the srtvlt?-r.
?N Eleven Mexicana have ?been made
M prisoners by I'tnterl Btatcf Bold
r l*.ir; filis--, chatged with plotting to aid
ihe feder-tl*- in retaking Juares. ?Colonel
Joed _t?~*-aa**CO, ??>?usin of QeneraJ P
Oronco, Is among those In custod)
Although the Constitutionalists claim
that they sre holding back th.- federals
all along the line, it appears beyond
question thai they have had to give?
away hef- re tii. cannon of the federals,
The fightillB St 10 O'clock to-night WSS
desultory, i?ut had not ceased, and the
rebels ar- making every pr?par?t ton
l'or a ?lesperate and determined effort
to drhe back the feder?is si daybreak.
That the lighting may ?be In th?
streets ?>f Juares to-morrow is regarded
ss not hrtprobable. Juares homes arid
fill hospitals are bwing filled win
wounded. ?
The American Red Cross in El PSSO,
through Dr. ?'. F Brades Ita leca]
head, says all wounded brought to this
side win i?e attended to b* it, '"it that
no Red ?Croas member can : rosy the
>.order without special permission from
Wounded Reach Juarez.
Running undei a heavy Bis ol federal
suns all the way, s train of wounded
rebels reached Juarei al s :30 o'clock
to-night, it brought thirty-eight men
wounded In th" Bghtlng at finesa.
about fourteen miles ?from Juares.
Two m?n died on the train, and all
of those on it wen- compelled to lie
prostrat?* on the Moors of the cam to
Bpe ?being shot. The cars were liter?
ally riddled with hulh-ts.
The fighting to the BOUtfa has rea. h-*(i
a point six miles out of Juarez, battle
lines being gradually drawn closer to
the city si the rebeb? fall bach to se
tun- betti-r positions or i" cut off any
general flanking movement by the fed?
C'tneral Villa has placed a BSffllctr*
?le of (aiin??n south. ? ast and west of
Juarez, a distance <?f four miles from
the city, and will direct his artillery
fire from that point F?mrt?-en rebel
?aiinon wer?- placed to-ntght snd others
are being brought Into position.
His Purty Puts in Busy Day of
Sightseeing at Santiago.
Santiapo, ?'hui Nov :'i Colonel ThOth
il.ue li?os?? i It and the IIMmbera "f hi*
part) stt**nd?wl ??:%:. st the Anglican?
?hur?h y?j*sterday, when two thousand
Chilian Hoy Scout- also formed part of
the etrngfegatlon. The AuK-ii.au uu?-sts
wen- pr?tent at th? races in the ??fir moon
und at a dinn-ir st the government palsos
si sight
The ?-arty ****-*__. **.e*.t on s Blghtseelng
tr.;> SroUpd the 'I*.*, follow? d ??> S Knr
tlutt party, and attende?] a great L*hii glvwn
IhS Minlatai of Korelgn Aff.li. t.i
fear oil camps
are in danger
Rear Admiral Fletcher Sent
in Haste to Tampico
and Tuxpam.
_._ ' i
_ i
President Pleased with Attitude
of Foreign Powers Toward
?Mexican Policv.
; Prom Th?* Tribun? Bureau, i i '
Washington. Nov. '.'-I. - Roar Admiral i
Fletcher, commanding the American
warships on the Gulf Coast Of MeSlCO, 11
has Peen ordered to proceed to Tain-;
pico and Tuxpam to make g thorough
investigation of the situation there,
which threatens to develop a BOrlOUS
.md dangerous phase, it is in this j
region that gr?ai British and Amerl an
Oil interests are locate.i. and while it |
was given out last wok that COn.1l* '
had shown much Improvement it
sppeara thai the situation is still serl- ;
ol.S. .
The administration take* an Intense ,
Intereet In ths matter, principally be.*
great British interests are In* .
volved Repr?sentations looktag to the
protection o? British propettj b) the
United Bi itea nave air? ady been n
? ?'iv ed bj the Btate Department. Th re
was a report here to-day that th<
"f sir William Tyrrell, private se n -
tarj to the British Minister for For?
eign Affaira, to Prealdenl Wilson last
night was the reuse of the orders to
Rear Admiral Fletcher At the Brit sh
Embassy it was stated that Sir Will?
iam soughl rather than ?ave Informa?
tion at the White House, and that he
had not ask?-?i thai action be taken.
Hear Admirai Fletcher rSCt nth set ? ? 1
notice on the leaders of the armed
fores operating In th?" vicinity of
foreign oil interests that they would
harm foreign property at th?-ir per"
soi il peril, in one quarter it was
stated that the rear admiral's ??? tlon
was more than a warning-?thai H was
a threat. It is believed that neither the
ted? rais nor the Constitutionalists
ready to risk an atlack bj American
it was stated a1 the Navy Depart?
ment that Hear Admiral Fletcher was
sei t ?>n tins special ami unexpei ted
mission on account ?if telegrams re
m1 from Nelson O'Shaughneasy,
tic American Charg? d'Affaires in
_texlCD City, who said that up..its
were current th?-ie that the United
States was about to land marines at
Tu\p.ini A telegram was immediately
to Mr. 0'8haughneasy saving
that this rep<U*t was untrue, and then,
at 10 (.".lock last nighl th? Secretary
of the Navy inst?late.! th.- Rear Ad?
mit.il to ko to Tuxpam to look into the
Fletcher On His Way.
Hear Admiral Fletcher ha- reported
ins departure from \'or.? Crus on this
mission, II is assumed that he is pr?>
: v. ' n 'le- battleship Rhode isl?
and, his flagship. The battleship
Louisiana and the gunboat Wheeling
are already at Tuxpam, and it is ex?
pected that IJie New Hampshire, which
w-.-is there until recently, will soon re?
turn to that port.
Protecting foreign oil propertj by 'he
use of American marinea and blue Jack
dlmculi military prob?
lem. The mi wells are at.out twenty?
five mil? s back from the ?oast, while
the great storage tanks are on the
coast, 'Ph.- .?inks can be protected by
landing parties with comparative ease,
I.ut to take care of th. gushers, whi? 'l
is just as important, is a larger '?.**!?
and will require hundreds of men.
'I'll.- local an-Ms of the mi niter, ,?*s
are kn?ivvn to Ik- fearful of trouble* ami
more than on?- repr?sentation has bet n
ill companies to the state
n? pertinent These representations
? come from both American and
Brlllal int' rest-.-.
There is room, however, for .?.;..
? belief that the situation is more
is than the administration win ad?
mit. Th'-re js already one rear admiral
of the United States Navy on the tpOt
liar Admiral BPUSh -and the send?
ing of Rear Admiral Fletcher, in whom
the Prealdenl has great confidence, to
T ixpam from Vera Crus, which .s also
a critical centre, la regarded as sig?
No news haa reached the siat.- ?>e.
pertinent <>f th-' arrival in Mexican
waters of ths two Hritish ships which
were sent from the Barbados last
w.-ek. although there is no doubl that
they must have arriv.-d by this time.
One of those warghlpa la destined ?or
Tampico, but if the situation at Tux?
pam grows m..! - sennas it is probable
that that ship will Join the American
flotilla there
Wilson to Tell Congres?.
President Wilson will dlscuea the
Mostean situation when he ad?lress? s
Congress si th? opening of the regular
session next ?reek. He will not, how
ever, ko bits details, run will be out?
line his policy. He will devote himself
largely to what has happened in Mex?
ico, what the administration has al
read) done and its reasona for so do?
ing, and keep off the future. H? will
. a i. f nil y avoid, li is stated, saying any?
thing that will bring Congress into the
I Imbroglio,
To ?allers with whom ha dtSCtUNM 1
i the Mexican situation to-day the Presi?
dent dwelt ori the reporta (ram Msalco
City ot stat?ments appearing in aswa
papers the 'hat the United Hatea
aras ?m the \et?(; of receding from us
position, and, affer ail. recojrnist?g
iiu.rta. The Precedent sited the cir?
cumstances as evidence of the control
UM Mexican government is exSTCiSlag
in the Mexican capital, and it was evi
denl that he considered the publica?
tion of Mil?, li misleading rsportl a u.it
ter of imp?rtanos.
It ??in said at the White House that
th?- President considered the attitude
Of foreign governments toward Ainu
)? a s policv as suite satisfactory.
- No mal decision has been reach-id
um erning Bending ?another regin
if troops to B| Faso. The matte)
inder constderatlon, and if Oen<
Bliss, who commanda al El Paso, wi
moth'r regiment he can have it.
natter has been put up t<> him by
?.-i retary ??f War and ins reply Ii i
iwaitfi. The people u.f El PSSO 11
isk??l for an addition I n*giment.
h??ir requ?Bsl hss been supported
hi Senators from Texas.
El I'asoans. it appears, at?* feai
hat in the event of a great DS
it Juarez there might be ? distu
anee in El I'aso. Pressure 1
irought to bear ?m ?Saneral Bliss. I
s compelled to send | large part
ill available troops out on the bor
o prevent tu<- smuggling of ar
ind "ii the War Department. 'I
lepsrtment finally asked Qeneral B
ivhat ?ou d I"* d??n?' tO alle.'iat?' C.
lltlons, He responded that an ;
lltional regiment .>f infantry w?>
I?? the work. He was then told tl
the 2d Cavalry, which has already I?
iiii'Tni North, having been replaced
h?- loth itegini? nt, would *M kept
El Paso tsmporsr-iy, but that if
???silly wanted a regiment <?f infam
IS could have it. There the mat
''Hi ?a!.-? of the State Department i
leve that General Villa, who re? ?n
""k Juarez, gCTOSI the i ?v< r from
faso, will soon make an ? ff?>rt. if
a not already doing bo, to capture t
it* of Chihuahua to Ihe south
i.i'inz. if he captures that town
sill be a good thing f??r certain Ame
sa mining Interests which are ?mai
?. move out their products? AI a
???int near Chihuahua on valued
?? 11 m >,< i? n i is |j in? on a sid? Ira? k.
' lern ? al Villa has Bald to ami ?rlc
igenta In Juares that the recent et
.niions following th? capture ?jf t
town were of deserters, snd that th
wore ahoi Btfictly la secordsnee wl
he laws of war
Ministers to Play Waiting Gan
?Have African Policy.
I B i ??'.- to Th? 11
London. Nov. ?_."?. On? Cabinet cou
il waa held > esti rdaj and anoth
ail! take place to-day. Two matte
?f the r 11 *-1 Importance are understo?
i" i" engaging the attention ol I
rnajesty's ministers -the Ulster que
non and the threatening outlook
South Africa.
As to Ulster, there Ii ?? ison lo b
lit . ? that the i 'ahlnei dus i not co
-idit thai there has been an] mark?
hange In the situation Bin? ?? Pn ml
Asiiuith s Bpeech at Ladybank on 0
!?>!" r '_'?"?. Th?..-? Hi? l? fore who ? \p'
any Important development In th? m
mediate future arc iik?iy to be dtogi
?pointed when Mr ?Ksqultb sppeara ?
the platform f??? the National Liber
i- adoration .?t i.. eda .?n Thuradai.
la far more probat le that matt?
be allowed to ?irai,- on, possibly unt
after Chrlstnaaa <?r sven until the >i
t i? tt_r ?>f FarliaiiuTit. Buch del?) alii i
regarded by th'- Unionist leaders ss
.seal blunder, bul the governmei
are masters <?f the sit nation.
With i? ,?i"-. t t?. south \fi I? a m
gathered that a COUrSC Of a-noti hi
been decided upon, bul lia pr? i Ise in
ture cannot for the moment b?
i sted
Pay Clearing House Balance
with Them in Mexico.
I l{> <',?Mr to I'll? i ? : if
Mea ?? ' 'It ' N ' - ? ? ??? i '
log clearing house balan ? In cettlfteal?
Instead of cur r**nc) ???-.n ?? ''tin:.?.. ? ?
business Bltustlon dosa nol sees* m .?
,iff,i-t> d. Retail trade la brisk, snd th
cltj besra a general sspeci pt prosperity.
This may change n hen lh< I ? ?
take ? n.. t u?m month, though it is -?at
thai " er? ii.n.t -? have dis o>unt**d their net
fiscal burdens ami have m.??k--?i ui> al
i lass.-.? "f ?goods, thinking thej can ra
coup the lc si lei tax? I f ? ->iii ti . .
t' mei -'
L. H. Mills Engaged to Daugh
ter of Bishop Lawrence.
???.-l.-KOM.Ii lo I ti. 'I r -i.uiir. |
Boston, Nov. 14 Announcement of th
engagement ??! Mis- Bllnoi L-awrenc?
youngest daughter ol Bishop and Mrs
William lavs m ??, and l.?-wts Hunt Mill?
"f Portland, Ore., ,? member ??i the Har
rarl 'varsity football team, waa mad'
public to-day Miss Law****ncs win h
? . ?i urth <?f Ui<- Blshop'a daughters t
Mi Mill? rowed in tu?- 'vsrsitj sigh
at New London against rale In MM ont
HU, and waa a substitute taesie In thi
gam? against Vni?- on Saturday
Havana Restaurants Close a*
Protest Against Law.
Havana. Nov. M, Pia. tu all y all th?
.at?*.-, restaurants snd hotels in Hsvana
closed their doois at '". o'clock ?tO-Slghl Ir
proteel BgjshsM the recent decree estab?
lishing a ten-hotir working .ia> for wait
sra The proprietor?- sa' they will coo*
tlnue to clou? at tin? In, i ,,,,ul the fov?
. : liment SUSPendl the di ? ?..
The subject was discussed to-?lav 11 ?
Cabine! meeting, i???t no a?tion wan taken
Thaw Must Pay Own Expenses.
(Ton-cord, N, 11 Not U Har*** K.
Thaw's BOjOUrn in New Iiampshlre. while
he is Bghtlng the sttempts of New reck
?tats to secure bis return t?. th?? Ksttee
w,?n insane Asylum, will In? at his own
expense. That .?.a? the order entered to
day by .lialxt* Aldiich in the Federal
???.nit racordB <?f the case, in which Thaw
appears as ?petitioner for a writ of habeas
. srpua
? S
Contests Election in Bronx.
Ilarrv I* IttnOgUO, Demo? i alle candi
?late for Coroner In Th?* Bronx, ohtslned
yesterday an order from Supreme Court
juf?ti. <? fshslan reguitiag county dark
Schneider to sroduea before the court for
piirpimes ?,r rsopealag ami eonsadeitag on
th- ir m?rita the boxes "i void, protested
and "markfl fOI id? ntiti. -atlon" hallots
<a?t in The Brans for the sfflce "f
?'.-r m the recent rdeetlon. There "u?a
B.fM luck bellota lUnogue tan only m
\<>te? ti.-litnd Jerom, p, H.alv. ami In- be?
lieves that a ? otislilerallon of the votes set
aside would prtrrt bis ?l?'tion.
To Cure a Cnld in One Dsy
Taka LA \.\tivk BnOMO Ql'ININB Tablets.
Drusstata refund mom* ?t U ?-?il? i" i ara g
W. (IROVCl ?niiaii.i. i_? on ?-a? h bOX. -".?..
1 - Atl\t.
Mrs. Wakefleld's Legal Battle
Will Save Her for Year.
! te. T.-I. ci.'.i ii U Tas Trli'iii?' I
Hartford, Conn., Nov. M.?Following a
meeting with her mother, father and her
two little children, the first rince she was
arrested, it became known at the Weth
c'?fi.|i] state PrtSOT this afternoon that
Mrs. Beasts VVakefleld. who is under sen?
tence to t., hansed for the murder of h?-r
husband, will not petition the State Hoard
Of Pardons for a commutation to life im?
prisonment at their meeting December *".
Thomas P. Deetne, of Waterhury, the
woman's lawyer, said to-night that his
clteni win depend upon the appeal to the
Supreme Court of Errors which will be
asked to reverse the findings of the jury
in the lower court and on the ruling of the
Judge of the Superior I'ourt who ad?
mit?.-I into the evidence Mrs. Wakefleld's
confession to the coroner.
n the Supreme Court d.tes against
Mrs. WakefleM Bhs may apply as a last
resoures to the Beard of fardons. AI say
rate, it appears thai her life is safe for
the next yea I ?
Senate Against Any Approval of
"Despoliation of Panama." ,
Bogota Colombia Nos M. a resolution
protesting against every manifestation of
spproval if th'- ?ilcM'ollation of Panama.
publicly admitted by it? author. ax?Pit*4?
?lent Roosevelt." whs unanimously adopt?
ed to-day b] th.- Colombian Senat.
TI ?? resolution also declared that "thi
attitude ot the government and people of
the United s;;it?s vas opposed to that "f
ei-Preetdent Roosevelt aa the presenl
government has made suite clear Its de
tire to reepect ti?> laws ..f equity sad
Jostii a"
. ' m
4 'i.i o ? . .1 fri.m fir ?I |i;i??*.
eral /.eia? ? hat ? nti rtalned al his table
Dr. Lula i', i orea, his former minister
to Washington, win. is now a practis?
ing lawyer m this city, Mi. Julian
inas, Zelaya'a form? minister genera!,
was ai.?o in conference with him, it
was reported lasi night that Bsflor
ir.as and eOneral Giuseppe Garibaldi
? ame up from Nen Orleans on a -. i ? i
mission General francisco Altschul,
f"im? ri* th.- \i' eraguan i onsul m Neu
I n I? an-- la- also eonfl ITcd hSTC vv ith
the ex-dictator about the plans te ri
turn and overthrow .?.roir?, Diss, the
; | ? ? nt i ni. r
Tl ?? summai <* \? n Ion oi i Irot >? and
Cannon in I1W0 caused ? stii at Wash?
Ington. Th?- tu? n w ? ? . .te ir. .| 1:1
Costa Rica arid taken back t?. Nlcara
After being t' t ;ured, the] acre
.??hoi t.. death althln twenty-four h
sfti r they wei iptui i It wsa said
that tin it ?xi-i ution al El i 'astillo
< ire} ton n vas order? d bj /.- laya, the
ill? ii: ?? Th" latter h.i i maintained
that the >?? ere n "pilai i ? tried 1
i "U:t 1 lattl i.
The i.*? ?. up; 4'?'t i- \\ ahingtonmade
peremptory demand for reparation.
i ;? i.? ral W la; s, un*fc i ? iv? ol a
sailed from ? oi Into on ? lunl oal ??
had f.???ii ordered bj Pn sldeni Porfli i??
Diaa "f Mexi<.. to -ii.it? i. him from th?
1'iititi'. Zelaj . ? ? . fia Una Crus,
Mi sli ' and thani ? to Bui ope
Th.- di' i ? ? n < 1 .Jili.
Immigration officials tax i i
ib.. l . an .i ror m ? tit. i Infl h;s : im<
o:, the passem Ocea
At ..i. , ute, n apiM .ii? .i ai i. banti ?
v.,.,/... i rub i t hit ' ognomen t he
oflli i ila failed to loi ate hbn
So. n ait. : The Tribune annouro i d
the rrrival ??f ?eneral Zelsya In New
v..rk. Commission? r Camlnettl ?f the
Department of Immigration sent a
letter Ui the Ken York immigration
office risking i> r a complete report n
tlie ' ll urnslaii' ? : att? sdln-| thi ?Ii? -
tstor*i adin. Ion here ?elaya loughl
ill v a!" a COnfCI i ri. S With Bot I ?
i an In F\ ishlngton soon sftei be
n ? m il New fork
Ii "ii. . h Trlliiiii? Cur?
Washington, Nov. 2* The ??(Tort to ., ; -
pn h? n i sa Pw aident Belaya .?f Nit..
ragua s instigated bv the Department
of Justice hers st.it.- Department oflt
? tela said te-nighl thej bad taken ne
action In the matter as would happen
n? the ordinary course >.f sn extradition
. iss but thsra is i sason to i" Hevs that
ths attempt to niri-t Kelays la the direct
outcoa.f chargea against bhs pending
it. Nicaragua.
The most notable crime f.?r which Be?
laya bas bot n beb? respsoalble Is the
execution of Cannon and Qroce.
Officials of in.- administration maintain
Kraal aocrocj to-nlgbt rsgardlnf the Be?
laya eaas \t the Ntearagaan Legation
General Chamorro, the Mietetet of Nica
I ragua, refueed t?. discuss ths matter at
all Ths actual arreo! ol Belays for a
crime committed in Nicaragua must nee*
I esearally be predicated upon sosas re?
quest, ? hu b mighl be sugsested or In?
? spired, from Washington, for /.?-?nva's sn>
i prehension and arre I
, Threatened with Return of
Former Illness.
i utaWH, Ni.v | I Th.- health of the
Duchess i.f Connaught again is causing
serious anxiety at Government House. It
I was learn?-d late to-ni(srht that th.- daehsai
1 was tarestaned with ? return ?>f Um iii
i lass from wtiii h she suffered prior to her
departure from Canada last spring
Sir Abuthnot I.ane, the British physi
i rtan erbo apent the week sad ?it Govern*
I ment Mouse and who lefr for Montreril to
I ?lav. was summoned hack to OttOWS t?i
I niKht. N?> official aiuioun? ?'tin nt is uvall
? abb- as to the exact condition of the pa
| li.-nt
Ni.-e. France, Nov ;i. The CH) ''?lunetl
!;.?,.? a reception lo-da.v to the officers
Of the United States battleships Itah and
Delawara The Pref.??t of the Atpen
'Maritime Department, Oaaeral Carbillet,
leomaaaadet tt the ttth Dist?les^ and
many other officials and officers attend??J.
Mayor lb,Iran, toasting President Wil?
son, spoke highly of the excellent be?
havior and th<- fine bearing of the Am.-rl
[ < a.n saib-?rs iiui tnv; their visit here, t'ap
Italn Lents 8. Van bu-ser. ad the Utah,
rescinded .
Former President Is "Man
of the Hour" to All
College Days Well Remembered
in Song and Speech by
Prominent Men.
Hmther BUI Taft, brought from New
Haven to lead the bill of speakers, as
the toastmaster expressed It. at the din?
ner of the Psl l'psllon fraternity at the
Waldorf bist night, found himself the
hero and objective point of almost every
expression of fraternal affection which
the cheer leaders and song masters could
As Brother jobs C. Bpooner, who is abo
an ex-S.nai.ir of the l'nlted States, said:
' We love Hill Taft because he Is a fra?
ternity brotherj as admire and respect
him for his many qualities; we love him,
as the people do, as a K<*o<l sport who can I
rejoice in vb tory arid srnll<? In defeat, but
ae love him most of all because lie Is
BUI Taft "
The dbmer bad it" origin In the celehra
rion of Psl ITpsllon'a advent as an octo?
genarian stui to somreamorata the sigh*
I tletb birthds] of the fratemltj six bun?
I ilr.-d graduates from colleges throughout
ths country gathered to do honor to the
! occasion But from the time the Heta
'chapter ?>f Tale University led off the
cheering with "Taft! Taft' Taft!" until
the c?o-.- of Si natoi Spooner s eulogy It
was as much a dinner to cxpri-Hs their
affscUofi for thi fraternity member who
had dignified the organisation as Presi?
Flee years before, in celebration of th?
fraternity's Mventy-Ufth anniversary, the
members had bum had "Brother MM"
with them. Then II was to congratulais
him on bis election i" ths Preetdency; but
lasl Right it was mor?? of R reunion and
a taking Into the fobl ?f a member who
was again I private .-ltlz<-n.
Yale Profeieorg Honored.
? ? .? irere man) demonotratlona dur?
Ing the dinner of their regard t?. the
Yale professor Between the courses the
ballroom iras darkened and stereoptlcoo
? (?irown ??n a aereen. Professer
T.itt s photograph ".'is one which r?*
? o .?-?i the loudest cheers
Air? i ths coffee and cigara some leader
of men began the famous anaks .lance
winding in ami out between the tables
until all the sis hundred wer?- in Une,
and the procession sras led to the spsak?
ers' tatib', s?, that each man. m passing,
added hi! word to tbOSS Of the others In
eppreclatton of theti fraternity broUier.
finally, v. Ian William Morgan Kings.<?-..
..f i'. ?..?????" upon
Mr. Taft to - ? ??-. Mi. :? ? : ."i.-n. .? rOOS to
us feet ami rang "America."
Profeeeor Tafts tiist remarba, except
for the amlla behlOd them, were sou,?'
what alarming, for he announced tint ba
had ??? raalon to register a complaint
Then he rea sured bis hearers by saving
i am a laboring man sea I*bad two
lectures to deliver to-day and two t?>
' morrow, ami to put a man In to lead su? h
SB orator as lenatOT John C. gpOOMT
unit doing suite the fair thing M
The toastmaster had ?pok.-n "* PTOfSS'
-..t Taft as one "f the rn.inv "Mills." BOms
? ta?? and others unpleasant, recently
IOUS in W SShlngton ar.il Albany.
it : .. hrti,. trying, sometimes," re?
ed the foi mer Pn aident "to i ?
ited arlth the un?s- Bul when i ral
agatnat the present sxubei inl bV trotar]
of State, aleo a 'BUI,' be said that the
title *Hiii was a non-partisan espreseton
Now, however, I in a paid 'Hill.' and I
have been filed sway with no Incoaslder?
itlefai non "
v., i never a in be filed awaj. BUI,*"
ited some one.
Profeeeor Taft paid hla good-natured re?
si'.-.-ts tu the J'.-lta Kappa Kpsllon fra
1.1 mt-. m relating the experience of a
no vitiate tO that order m Irving to get
lbs professor's autograph The young
mail bad .?une t<> N'.vv Maveti from Wes
? or Trinity, Bald Mr Taft, and the
ex-President's signatura was oaa af the
i. qui i ' -ii? ? '
'I said," hr continued, 'that I was
afraid i would be 'partloepa crlmlalff into
'facllls deceneus AvernT if I sgreed to
bis rsQueet, but while i was not sympa*
thetlc with his wish, if it ?ras Impossible
im him i" belong t.. Pal U . I would help
him t" anv other pISCS I ?ould I tobl
, .im that hi might become a useful mem
i I? i of th?' .'.immunity if be Struggled
I agaui.t bis burden.
Taft Recalls College Days.
"Seriously, ss i look ba?-u upon my cob
i legs course i wonder how we got through
ir, fraternity or noi \v>- breath?' a
purer StmOSPberS BOW, in spite of recent
? rents sad i really think ire are making
progress gome of us, though, den Uni
th?- name 'Progressive ' "
Senator Bpooner, one of th.? oldest
grade" si the reunion, spoke with
amiiaed regret at his retirement from the
"During til- time when 1 was maklni*
a mistaken endeavor to stand by ths
ConsUttttlOn." he said, "and was fooled
into thinking that I was helping COOOervs
| the public Interest, there sfOSa a coteiie
which did not Uve un earth as did we
"practical nun.' bat dwelt In a rarefied
"This group called themselves Pro
greealvea Just where tb.-y were proftrcss
Ing they did not know, but I think I do.
"During these troublous times there
was a small association of Psl ?psilon
men In Washington, of which Brother
Taft was th?- Informal president. And
now, of Kr ye, of Amos Allen of Main?',
of HaWtey and others, he and I are the
only ones left."
Here lenatOT Bpooner tried to recall the
nain? of another man. Professor Taft
Jokingly whispered his own name
Tout" replied th" lenator. "Tou're
not dead ? ir If you're dead In a certain
BSnaa yOU'ie going tO be resurrected
again '
Alfred ft Stearns, graduate of Amtierst
and principal Of Amlover Academy, spoke
in defence ti the attacks made on the
fraternity system Is the lulled States,
saving that the fraternity ideals have
been high and noble.
"When these Ideas have prevailed," he
?-aid. "the Influence of the fraternity on
Its members and the student community
has been strongly helpful; when, on the
other hand, seltt.-h and personal interests
have been permitted to gain the ascen?
dancy untold harm hag been done.
True to Ideale.
"In the main the college fraternity has
been true to Its mission. In the main it
has reillzed the high Ideals of Ita found
frs. and In this respert no other frater?
nity, in my Judgment, has more consist?
ently realized Its true mission, Its best
traditions, than has the fraternity wt
honor to-nlj*ht.
"It is easy for an outsider, simply he
cause he ?Iocs not know, to tielleve that
we ar? exclusive; that we promote snob?
bishness; that we are ?given to luxury, and
to force himself to believe that within the
walls of our chapter houses student WSfldt*
nessi-s and student vices, If not encour?
aged, are at least openly tolerated.
"Nothing would be further from the
truth. Some of us are well aware that
Within the fraternity cli-cle these v? ry
dangen ?ire more carefully guarded
against, more absolutely frowned upon,
than In the larger lif?; of the college it?
Among thou?-? at the speakers' table. In
addition to those mentioned, were Her?
bert L. Bridgman, president executive
council; th| Right Rev. James H. Dar?
lington, Bishop of Harrisburg, 1'enn. ;
William K. Wicke?, Henry E*. Stlmson.
the flight He.. Kthelbert Talbot; Oeorge
S. Coleman, prenaient i'sl Upsilon Club;
William L Doming, John B Stanchfield,
Ira ... I'lace, George Henry fOSt, Timothy
?.' Williams, Archibald i.. Van Nes_. J.
Kiddle (?ofT?-, Charles K. L*xow, Herbert
S Houston, I.awson I'urdy, l-uther B.
Little and Leo W. VVertheimer.
Sought 'Phone Merger to Win
Legislatures, Is Testimony.
?Chicago, N'iv 'J I.-Testimony to the ef?
fect that one of the purposes <jf the Amer?
ican Telephone and Telegraph Company
In desiring a merger with the Independent
companies was to present a better front
against un?leslr?-?l etate legislation was
given at the anti-trust hearing to-day by
Richard Valentine, general manager of
the Hock County i Win. I Telephon?' <*om
Mr Valentine was testifying about a
meeting here when the Ind?pendante were
Bddresssd by Theo'lore N. \*atl. presid? n*.
of the American company.
"Mr. Vail ?luting his talk said that one
of the i?er.etits of the merger would be
that the state legislatures .mild he bet?
ter bandied by the Independents than by
th<> Bell ?ompiinv," said Mr. Valentine.
"He said hi.? company was having a Rood
deal '?f trouble with the Legislature in a
number of states. H?- added that w?- In
?l?'pen?|ents all 0VCT th" COttntT] stood
nearer to the legislatures than they ?li'l
an I that we could haadle them I.? tter. In
fa? t, he proposed that In th?- ,-\irit of a
merger th?' handling of Itlglslaturee should
be turned over almost entirely to us.
"There was nvntion of several legis?
lature? that needed handling. The Texas
Legislature, I reme?T.h?r, wa i one that he.
said especially needed to be ?handled, as
they (the American company) hadn't been
aid.- to do muck with that crowd them
"Tin* lining up and haudllng "t alder
ineti and all local hoards within tne state
was to be put up to us also, as I recall
' Ion Of Mi. Vail "
Mltchel Can Appoint Him Even
if He Is Dropped by
Kline To-morrow.
Mayor Kitas prehahlj mil tin the nine
! \ a? nu. les mi live ftoard of Education to?
morrow It was said at the Mayor's
OlBce yesterday that th.- appointments
would be made. In keeping with the us'ial
custom, at tin* last meeting <>f the Board
<?f EdUCat-OO prior to the expiration of
tin- time allowed the ?Mayor, which se*
to-iTioriow Mayor Kdne did not
Intimate yesterday whether he Intended
t<> reeppolnt President Thorns ? W,
<*hur?hlll a member "f th" hoard.
Some sf the Mayoffl .ios- frisada were
Inclined to believe that he would rsaa
polni Churchill, despite ti;.* opposltlos
Which has d.-v.-lop. d. The] pointed eut
that Mayer elect Mltehel's Ictdorsentent of
??'hurchin would have nmsiderable wetghl
with Mayes Kline Even If Mayor Kline
?lid not te.ippoir.t t'hun-hlil, they -*-_?
plained, it WtNld he ? as?, for Mayor
Mltchel t<? ?reate a Vaoeaey in the beard
when he assumed ?>rtl<-e by ?appointing
some BBSmbOf to another ottce *fin?l then
putting Churchill m the vacant seat.
The new president of the hoard is not
elected until February, si a meeting of
the Whole board. If Mltchel should uiake
room in th?? ?beard f?>t Churchill bei ?re
that time. It Is probable that ?'hiirr.n'.l
would b?? m elected president, bees use of
the predominating sentiment in Ills fa.or
among th?? hoard members
President Churebill issued a statement
list night in Which lu* reviewed some of
th.* things accomplished since he has
been at the load <?f that hotly. He de
ciar? d that li>- had worked in harmony
tsith Mr Mltchel when the latter had
? harge of school matters for the Hoard
of Kstlmate, and that much good *___|
li?'tii accomplished becauea of their har?
monious ???-operation.
Son of Matabele King Loit
Health as Coal Miner.
(By i'abl? 10 The Trlbj.i?. |
London, Nov. 26.?Lotsen I.obengula,
son of the Matabele warrior king, died
>esterday in a humble dwelling at Pen.
dleton, Lancashire, In < ircumatance?
of dire poverty. He fought and was
wounded In the Matabele wnr, continu
ing his r?sistance long after his father'?
death. At last he had to By from the
tonntry and made his way t., Kngland
Here he had to earn his living, and
Joined a show known as "Savage PSStl
When this rame to an end, in Man
ehester the prince started work as a
miner In a colliery. Owing to consugn.
tion he became-at last unable to wj-lc
and he and his family were almost en?
tirely dependent on sympathy and
the allowance under the Insurance ict
One of the children died from eonsurn,,.
tion last month, but the wife, an Irish
woman, and three other children Sur?
vive him.
Folk in Manhattan and Bronx
Have $3,092,099 in
Postal Savings.
It took New York Just nine months to
capture first plac. among th-> rlti?s of the
country tn point of postal savings d?.
posits, although many of them had sevt-n
months' start of her, according ;.->. h. re?
port issued by Postmaster Kdward M.
Morgan yestSf*dsyi Mea Vcrk was desig?
nated ar| a depositorv on August 1, ly.l,
and has headed the column ataca April >,
on October .11 eT this year there wer?
HJM depositors in the New York Tiost.il
district, comprising Manhattan and Th?
Bronx, with a total Of IM**MM on de?
posit On June :/i there were .' ? |
posltors. with ?2.I?.W.?74, showing an In
? rease over the pre. edtttg v.'.ir c' I'M : peg
c??nt on deposits and MM per cent in the
number ?if depositots, Mote than SI per
cent of tue depositors were foreign born
whites holding IM p-r cent of the de?
posits. .1.; per eenl wer?? native whites,
holding 17.1 per cent, and the pSSl wer?.
non-whites, holding LI per cent
The nationalities by which the banks
are used moat In this city, a cording to
the Poctmaeter, aiji Americans, Italians.
Russians, \ istrlans, English, Germans
BeotCh ari'l < ?reeks Sixty-eight and a
half p. r eent of the dt posltors ? a tune *)
were males. Professional people, r.')ta!)ly
actors, fin?! the banks a great h? i>. Mr
Morgan said, for the reason thai they
may sdd t" their hOUM SCCOUnt from any
city by simply drawing a money order,
payable to the postmaster of their t"wn.
or can withdraw money by tilling an ap
plication requesting that the amount
needed be sent them by means of a money
Court Orders Her to Ask for
Final Decree.
Justi.e ?lieg.Mien, "f the Bupreme Court,
decided yesterday tliar lire Abigail Han?
cock Hishop. who obtained si al
tory decree of divorce fron Ja
rungham Bishop, must api !'? to I
within ten days for ths final decree, and
ol failure to do M illitlSry
decree v\ > : : i be eacati d
Mr. Bishop, S banker, sabed the ' ?> ?rt to
compel Mrs r.isiio-, t?. havi
mads anal. Through his art. . Hoary
W. Taft, the husband sai?i tl
?.?s indefinite
Justice Oiegerlch asid tai tus ?lecision:
"The jires.'tit unsettled statu.- ? : the p;>r
?ies, of course, cannot be p>
continue ThO plaintiff must at
4 t: ? other, lather the final ;u?Jg
ment ahould be entered si the int< rlocu
tory decree should be act salde." Tb*
court held that ti:?- sllmony paM
to Mrs. Hishop at the rat- of 1 *
\ear and the COUneel t.. s and other'ostl
settle! by Mr. Hishop sit"'.:'
turned to bun in case Mi
fused to make her ?le? le. Bi ?
Press Club Election.
At the annual .-lection of the New Vork
Preea Club yesterdaj these otbci
?hosen: Prsetdent, John T? i pie Oravost
tirst vlce-presi(ietit. Qeorgl
ley; second vice-president. Irwin 1
third Vice pn sid. nt. Mont? I
utrer, Ralph W. Hill; finan U totto*
tarv. John 11' Keefe; i. ? ?
i-'r.mk Heiiiv. cor respond
Caleb H. Rodfern Hbrarlsn, I
Cadwattadsr; trustes t... i ? . -reara fl
?elntar-Paagasr, James h. Pries ?n-t John
A. Hennessy. and trUOtl *t* >esr,
Henry C Tarry?
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