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Vol. LXXIV ...No. 24,628.
Sty The Tritons Asssslattsa.1 NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1914. ? * ' PRICE ONE CENT -^'u___eVm-iVSrfi^ ADMITS HE LU? TO AID GUNMEN; BECKER INVOLVED Dresner? Scared, Tells Mr. Whitman Testimony ut Hearing Was False. FIRST SAW BROTHER OF ALLEGED PLOTTER Prosecutor Thinks Perjur , I^ow Held for Trial, Was Paid for Affidavit. GOFPS RULING UPHELD District Attorney Quizes Clancy? New Trial Set for May 6? "Dago" Frank Buried. District Attorney Whitman Is con? vinced that ha ssjslimlnated a prospective a ltnaas for tha defence at the second trial of Charles Pecker, which was set > esterdsy for May 6. when he obtained from Carl Dresner, one of the witnesses who testified in behalf of the four gun men on the motion for a ne?w trial be? fore Jusstice Qoff last Saturday, an affi- ' davit refuting his testimony at that t;me and admitting; that he committed rerjury. Dresner came to the District Attor- j ney's office yesterday after he had read j 1n the papers that Mr. Whitman was to ] investigate the affidavits made by the witnesses before Justice Goff. and con? fessed his perjury to the District At- ! torney through fear that his false tes? timony would be found out. Later Dresner was arraigned before Justice licorne J. OKeefe, In Special j Sessions, and held in $1.000 bail to j r.uait the action of the grand Jury. He Vies committed to the Tombs. Thinks Dresner Was Paid. Th" District Attorney is reasonably lortairr that Dresner received money ? r making his affidavit, though Drea? rer denied it vesterday. Tt is believed (hat a few days in the Tombs, prior to 1m< formal indis tment and rearraign ,-iient in General Sessions, will give the : : .i.ne bartender time to r?alit? his | Whole duty and tell all the clrcum- ; s'.mces leading to the making of the ? a?fidav.t. Dresner made his affidavit at the of | ?<? of W?hle s?r Kringel, counsel for the four gunmen, the day before he testified at the hearing before Justice (?off. He told the District Attorney that he made two affidavits at that tune. The first ono was drawn up by H. Lionel Kringel, of tha firm, and later when Judge W?hle appeared he made a second one, which he said wa? "much stronger" than the first.- He : said he signed both of them. Judge W?hle said last night that Dresner did not mention that any one had sent him to the gunmen's counsel. He said that a rough form of affidavit had been drawn up before he arrived sit the office, and It not being clear and satisfactory he had drawn up a second j one, which Dresner signed. Dresner told the story to him as he told it on , the witness stand, Mr. W?hle said, and 1 ?*? believed that the young man was telling the truth at the time. "He came to our office on Friday last," said Mr. W?hle, "and declared, that he wanted to tell what he had .seen of the shooting of Rosenthal, because his conscience bothered him. He gave no other reason for wanting to tell his ; story. I submitted him to a sharp cross-examination and became con v i need that his story vas true." Talked with Becker's Brother. Esresner told the District Attorney he ? liad seen and talked with John Becker, ?Charles Becker's brother, and had com- ! munleated with Joseph A. Shay, who vas Becker's counsel until he withdrew from the case Tuesday, before he went t<> Mr. W?hle. Shay and John Becker Continued on page 4. column 2 This Morning's News. -OCAL. Page M I tJSPS City's Bond Profit. 1 tV hooner and Crew I,of=t at Seabright 1 Admits He Lied to Aid Gunmen. 1 <T.-rn Robbery on Broadway. 1 Louisiana Ready to Sail. 3 M Wanted in Anti-Suffrage Host 6 ?Peaes Dinner for Queen Kleanor. 6 ' 'man Art Kxhil.it Delayed. 8 V. ? ? In Spite of Broken Ankle. 9 i'.l-'ing House Graft Bared .9 Stirittuii Sculptors Show Skill.10 <ii\ Workers to Aid Departments, .. .10 Gravel aftd Stone Graft Evidence_16 Kef-irmatory Prisoners Check Tire..18 Love Mad Slayer Bunted.16 0<SB___Z>. Warships Off to Mexico. 1 S.r.ate Barks Up President. a Crisis In Mexico Helps Tolls Fight... 4 Glynn to Consider Billa in Pri\acy.. 4 rcmnojr L? .idon Hails Use of "Big Stick"_3 Miscia___f_ous. ? Ascough's Fashion Drawing... 8 Editorial . 6 Music . 7 Society ..'. 7 [>i Itoary.i. 7 Sports .*..,.8 and 9 Army and Navy.11 Ourt Calendara. Police, lire Dept...ll 1 inancial and Market.19, 13 and 14 Raal Entate .14 V lather.18 Shipping.18 MUERTA'S CENSOR STRICT Telegrams Sent to Mexico Oity Returned Undelivered. [From Th? THbuns Barea?.1 Wwhlngton. April llY-Tha strictness of the censorship which Ruarla Is maintaining ovar dlspatche* entsrlng. m well as leaving. Mexico la Indloated by th?, fact that the Washington corre apondent of a foreign newspaper tele? graphed the correspondent of his paper In Mexico City to-day. telling him to i ?end everything poaalhle on Huertas j attitude, and the dispatch was returned undelivered by Huertas censor. PORTILLO OPTIMISTIC Huerta*8 Foreign Minister Sees No Ground for Alarm. (By ON? to Th?, Tribune 1 Mexico city. April 15.?When The Tribune correspondent told the Forelcn Minister. ?Seflor Portillo, to-night that j uneasiness continues to prevail In the public mind over the International sit uatlon the minister aaid: "There is no ground for such alarm. | I I am holding frequent conference? with Mr. O'Shaughnessy and our! charge d'affaire?* at Washington Is con ferrlng with Mr. Bryan. These confer enees are marked by a spirit of comity and conciliation on both sides. "We are endeavoring to find a solu? tion in harmony with International law and justice and the traditional friend? ship between the two countries, and ! there is every reason to hope for a sat- ! isfactory laaue of negotiations." B ? $15,000 GEN HAUL BY WINDOW BANDIT Snashes Glass and Loc.-s Door While Broadway Crowds Pass. A slight young man wearing a soft gray hat and a tan raincoat stepped out of the stream of pedestrians going north itt Broadway about 6:.10 last evening and stopped in front of a Jew- , elry store opposite the Hotel Marlbor- ? ough-Blenheim. He drew a brick from \ under his coat, tapped a hole in the window, drew out a tray of diamonds worth J15.O00, leaped across the side- . walk into a taxicab, and sped off tow? ard Seventh avenue. Michael Rosenthal, the jeweller, was In the shop with his daughter, a ! nephew, Harry Rosenthal, and a sales man. The sound of the broken irtaes j startled Rosenthal into action. He got j to the front door to find that some one ? had chained and padlocked it from the outside. He and his assistants Anally : ripped the door open and stumbled out , into Broadway yelling for the police. Patrolman Burdick was blowing his whistle me<-rlly and trying to com- ! mande er a tnrlcab. The excited crowd in Broadway split, half of it chaffing Rosenthal and his salesman and the Other sweeping down on the policeman. Traffic was held up for several minutes, and by the time Burdick was in posi? tion for action the thief ar?d the tray of diamonds had a mile start. Detectives who hurried out on the case were convinced last night that the lohbery was carefully planned and ) timed. The chain on the shop door I connected the door handle with a verti? cal bar set into the building, to which an iron gate is attached every night at the closing hour. Padlocks were used to fasten the chain at both ends, ? and the padlock on the handle was of Just the size to fit, although the handle Is unusually thick. The chain was wound with tape to deaden the noise aa It was attached to the door. Patrolman Burdick saw the thief jump into the taxicab as the chauffeur threw on full speed, but the press of tniftlc cut off his view of the license number. He gave the detectives a good description of the escaping man. BELMONT TRUNKS SEIZED August, Jr., Sails After Filing Bond to Appear in Court. [By Tolrgruph to Th* Tribuno] i New Orleans, April If).?Only quick action and the posting of a .$100 bond for his appearance in First City Court I ? here saved August Belmont, Jr., of New ? York, who haa been at a hotel here, trote missing his Panama boat at 11 ; ! o'clock this morning. The posting of the bond was to res-i ? cue Mr. Belmont's trunks from the l hands of a City Cotirt Sheriff, who held them as surety for a $17 damage claim made against Mr. Belmont by John Remley, a New Orleans automo ! bile dealer. Mr. Belmont made a hurried trip to the City Court on Tuesday night when told of the damage claims, shook a $1,000 bill under the nose of Mr. Rem? ley and .said he would fight the case to g linish. PLAN FOR SUFFRAGE BALL Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont Confers with Committee in Washington. I Fresa The Tribune Huroau ] Washington. April 15.-Mrs. O. H. P. | Belmont arrived in Washington this after? noon to complete the final arrangements i for the suffrage ball, to be given under the direction of the Congressional Union I next Tuesday night Mrs. Belmont is the chairman of the ; ball committee, and has been In corres- i pondence for several weeks with Mrs. ; i William Kent, wife of Representative j Kent, of California, Mrs. Robert Baker I and Mrs. Nevil Monroe Hopkins, com- ? posing the local committee on arrange- 1 ! ment s I SHIP SHATTERED; BUT 1 MAN SAVED Three-Master, Name Un? known, Goes Ashore Off ? Seabright, N. J. SURVIVOR WINS IN BATTLE WITH DEATH Tells of Another Aboard Craft Which Is Pounding to Pieces on Sand. 1 Seabright. N. J.. April lo.-After an eight hours' vigil in the wind and Btsirm a crew of llfesavers and several score of citizens watchcsl a three masted schooner wrecked off the beach here to-night. The name of the craft is unknown. The schooner wns first righted at A o'clock this afternoon several miles off the beai'h, making hnrd we.ither in the heavy wind and the rough seas. De? spite the efforts of her srew the boat drove steadily in toward the batch, until at .9:30 o'clock to-ntght she was plainly visible to searchlights erected on the sand. .Though held off by the tremendous undertow, the schooner sontiniied to drift in, until at 1040 <>\ lock it was slot Ided by the lif saving crew to try a line. One wns shot out, but fell short by several hundred yards, blown asido by the heavy gale. There whs no attempt to launch a boat to the rescue, owing to quantities of lumber, which, swept from the decks of the laboring vessel, thrashed and swirled 1n the breakers and undertow. With the aid of extra lights the form of a man could be distinguished dinn? ing to a piece of mast far forward. Soon after the schooner rolled und struck the beach. For an hour th? solitary man held his position at the mast, but a little after 11 o'clssck hs' was seen to le moving about, and the llfesavers realized th.it he was tying a rope about his waist. Then a wave? washed th? deck clear of rigging, but a few moments later the man's form could he made out struggling among the wreckage, and he was seen to make a try for the shore. At once the lifesavers manned their line and hauled with All their might. They quickly found they had the man at the other end. Amid the cheers of the crowd that b.id remained on the beach they finally landed the man through the wild surf. It was one of the most spectacular rescues ever witnessed along the const. The man was unconscious and badly cut about the head and body and bands. A dos-tor found be was alive, and he sTM rushed to the Monmouth |f?Bjnorlal Hospital. There he sai'l tlMM was MM other man I board. ' Tin- cale was then estimated at more ' than seventy miles an hour. MURPHY IN, O'DWYER OUT? "Chiefs" Return to Club May Mean Judge's Resignation. It was common talk in Democratic circles yesterday that Judge Edward V. O'Dwyer would resign from the presi? dency of the National Democratic Club ? bsscause of the reinstatement of Charles i F. Murphy, George W. Plunkitt and Thomas F. Foley as members of the organization. Mr. Murphy's friends would be pleased with this, and as one of them put it yesterday, "there was nothing now for the Judge to do but to get out. He tried to put the chief and his friends out, and his own board of gov? ernors repudiated him" The lender of Tammany Hall was all smiles when newspaper men called on him at wigwam yesterdny. He looked pleased with the whole world?Judge O'Dwyer included. "I'm reinstated and will remain a member of the club," said Mr. Murphy to the newspaper men. "I've no In? clination to retaliate by resigning and ?inducing my friends to resign." ? ASTOR PAST DANGER POINT IN ILLNESS Irritation on Lung Relievec1 S| Nature?Temperature Now Normal. Vincent Astor has passed the danger point In his Illness, according to the physicians' report issued late last night. He has been suffering from an ab? scess on his right lung. This has dis? charged, causing great Improvement in the patient, who is still at the country home of hit. fianc?e, Miss Helen Dins more Huntington, at Staatsburg. N. Y. The statement reasl: "Mr. Astor has had un abscess in the low? part of his right lung. This has now discharged. His conslition has greatly Improved. His temperature ha* been normal for the last twenty-four hours." Wilson Accepts New Honor. Arthur von Briesen, pn aillent of the Legal Aid Society, received yesterday a li'tter from President Wilson, in which he accepted the honorary vice-prcsidency of the society Tli<. President said he had "long fol? lowed the work of tha society with the deepest sympathy and genuine admira t._ - I FLEET OF GREAT BATTLESHIPS SPEEDING TO FORCE REPARATION FOR MANY INSULTS BY BLOCKADING MEXICO, EAST AND WEST LOADING STORES ON THE LOUISIANA. $942,500 CITY'S BOND SALE PROFIT Many Seek to Get Supply That Kuhn. Loeb and Read & Co. Obtain. 232 BIDDERS; BEST PRICE SINCE 1909 Mexican Trouble Halts Rush for $65,000,000 Issue?Sells at 101.45. The city's bond offering of $65,000, OfH?, bearing an Interest rate of 4% per cent, was awarded last night to the syndicate headed by Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and William A. Read & Co. Their bid whs 101.4.", whleh nets the city a pre? mium of $.?12,500. The issue was largely overaub scribed. There were 232 blda In all, representing $193.187,350. This repre? sented an Income baels of 4.18. There were 147 bidders who came within $2, 387 27 of the successful bid. Mayor Mitchel and Controller Pren dergast, who were present at the open? ing of the bids, were highly gratified, and Wall Street, where the new 4,,4s were in active demand, looked upon the Interest in the city bonds as having more significance than a mero ? "strengthening of the city's credit," to n???' Mayor Mitchel's expression. Mexican Row Halts Bids. I When the numb*r of bids became known in the Street, as compared with i the 402 subscriptions for the $45.000, I 000 ?a?? fee cent loan In May, 1913, It was said that the recent developments In the Mexican Imbroglio kept many firms from bidding. The "all or none" hid of the success? ful bidders caused little surprise, In view of their success In handling the recent ssue of state bonds. Cm the curb market yesterday the new 41,48 were actively bid for. The ? opening price was 101%, but the de? mand later became so strong that they sold up as high as 102 3-16 and closed at 102%. On the Stock Exchange the old city 4*49 closed at 101%, following a rise to 101%. Before the January sale of state bonds It was estimated that nearly S 10,000,000 of the $51.000,000 issue had been tiaded in on a when issued basis, but heavy losses sustained, due to short covering, led the curb brokers to be more cautious with the new city offer? ing, and the trading, consequently, was a great deal ? js. In c,?mm?'ntlng on the sale Mayor Mitchel said: "It was splendidly successful. It is a gratifying show of the strengthening of the city's credit. It la a good open? ing for the administration. It is espe? cially gratifying in view of the fact that the succi-ssful bid war higher than that of the last issue of city bonds, which carried 4% per cent Interest." The 4%s of last year sold at 100.137, or on an Income basis ,if 4.49 per cent. The total number of bids then?369? represented $70,081,010. Controller Prendergast, In awarding toot laord ea page It. col tuna ? LIGHT-HEARTED SAILORS DAXCIXG. l?Ts?A ON MISSION TO COMPEL SALUTE TO FLAG Dreadnoughts in War Paint of Gray and Other Ships I^eave Various Ports to Concentrate at Tampico? Activity in Pacific Coast Harbors. On Board the Arkansas, at Sea, 1 April 16.?Four Dreadnoughts of the i Atlantic fleet, under Rear Admiral j Badger, commander in chief, steamed | out of Hampton Roads at noon to-day and headed southward to Join tha American naval force off Tampico, Mexico. Under orders to maintain a speed of 114 knots an hour, the ships should i make the Mexican port next Wednes? day. In the squadron that felt its way ; out to sea through the heavy fog 1 hanging over the roads were the great flagship Arkansas, the Vermont, tha New Hampshire and the New Jersey. The last man to leave the Arkansas for shore was Rear Admiral Fiske, . chief of the navy bureau of operations, I who had brought Rear Admiral Badger 1 his orders from Washington. The battleship fleet was off Cape ' Hatteras at midnight, making eleven i and a half knots an hour. No addi? tional orders have been received since ?ailing, and there has been no hint as to what programme was mapped out ? for the fleet upon its arrival at Tarn- J pico. The crews of all the ships are . ready for any emergency. The battleship Michigan is expected : to Join the squadron en route, and the i North Dakota will be picked up two ? days afterward, according to the pres i ent plans. Tha New Hampshire Starts. Norfolk, Va,, April 16.?The battle? ship New Hampshire was the first of the warships here to get under way for Mexico to-day. All were In their war paint of gray. The activities in Hampton Roads al? most equalled some of the scenes pre? ceding the departure of Rear Admiral Schley'a flying squadron during the Spanish-American war. To complete the hasty coaling of the New Hampshire it was necessary to work all last night. Eighteen hundred tons of coal were placed in her bunkers. The New Hampshire's regular crew was augmented by fifty apprentice sea? men and a detail of seamen from the receiving ships Franklin and Richmond for distribution among the vaasels of ' lb? fleet. The dispatch boat Tankton Is to ae 1 company the ships to Tamplco. She occupied a position close by Rear Ad ? mirai Badger's flagship, the Arkansas. to-day. The torpedo boat destroyers Parker. Casaln, Cummlngs and Benham are at anchor here. The Tacoma Steams Out. Boston, April 15.?Preparations were made overnight for the departure of the third class cruiser Tacoma, which was ordered yesterday to proceed to Tam? pico, with a preliminary stop at New? port, R. I. She started about 1 o'clock this afternoon and is expected to make Newport before ?morning. During the night the Tacoma crossed the harbor to Hingham, where ammuni? tion was taken on board from the naval magazine. Meanwhile, naval officials, assisted by the police, scoured the city and rounded up members of the cruis? er's crew who were on shore leave. The Tacoma Is commanded by Com? mander Nathan C. Twining and carries 300 men. At Newport she will take on eighty ordinary seamen and coal passers. Newport, R. I., April 15.?Additional orders were received at the naval train? ing station here from Washington to? day to place several petty officers and a wireless operator aboard the Tacoma J when she puts In here to-morrow morn? ing on tho way to Tamplco. It is ex? pected that ohe will be ready to proceed at 8 a. m. The Michigan Leavss Philadelphia. Philadelphia. April 15.?The battle? ship Michigan left the Philadelphia Navy Yard shortly before 4 p. m. to? day. Despite a heavy rain several hun? dred persons were at the yard when the Michigan left her berth and cheered j as the big ship turned her prow down Um Dj'aw?re'and sailed away. Om ers and crew of the ship worked ! all night preparing the big fighter for ; sea duty in response to the order for the concentration of the Atlantic fleet at Tampico. A number of barges loaded with coal went alongside last Continued ea aaaa 3. rolnm* t Wilson Decides to Bring Rebels in the North Also to Task. DEMONSTRATION ON PACIFIC COAST, TOO Army Peeking Transports and Otherwise Making Ready for Action. HUERTA SUBMITS , DEMAND TO SENATE 4 Pre dent Expects to Send Mes? sage to Congress in a Few Days. General Huerta submitted to an e_ ecutive session of the Mexican Senate late yesterday the demands of the American government for a salute to the flag. No word had been received by the Washington government lat? last night as to the result of the de? liberations. Although no definite inform?t!0 was available, the fact that Gene Huerta had submitted the case to O Mexican Senate, which is specially" charged with the* conduct of foreign relations, and not to the entire Con? gress, led to the belief in Washington that he had sought authorization from, the Senate for arbitration of the1 question under the treaty of 1840 be? tween the United States aid Mexico., Rear Admiral Badger, < ommandit the Atlantic fleet, led the first of great ships out of Hampton RoaiJ yesterday to fulfil President Wilsor demand in Mexico for a salute of Americana**. More ofVthe Dreadnought? and ottj types composing that fleet will from various' parts to-day, complet the first and second divisions that under rush orders to proceed to Tam? pico. They will be followed by the third division of four battleships now at Boston in two weeks, If necessary. With the beginning of this big movement of warships the adriinistra tion announced still another naval demonstration against Mexico, ordc having been sent to Rear Admit Steward, in command of the Pacifis] fleet, that an increase of the ships the'west coast of Mexico has been d< cided on. No formal orders have been iss by the Secretary of War, but] army, too, is making ready for ac A search, it is said, is being mad?] transports, and everything ell being done that would enable ar mediate response to any need for] branch of the service. President Wilson is d?clar?e have been so thoroughly at he has decided to call the tionalists also to task. The battleship Louisiana is sail from New York, while chorus "Show us a Mexican!** The super-Dreadnought N? was placed in commission yesl at the navy yard. [From The Tribuns? Bureau.] Washington. April 15.?President son has determined that the tlm? come to obtain a satisfactory a ment of conditions not only froi government of General Huerta in lco City, but from that of the C>5nsi7 tutlonalists of the north as well. For weeks the attitude of the Confit tutlonalist leaders toward the admin istration has verjed on the intolerable No satisfaction has been offered cases Involving; the deaths of cert Americans and other foreigners? Benton case Is a notable instan C?e?/n.| latterly the attitude of the Constftu? tionalists concerning American repn sentations as to the safety and prot? < tion of Spanish subjects has been moet unsatisfactory to the administration. Now demands are to be made on far* ranza and Villa. Possibly they lia\s already been submitted. President Wilson intends to make tha Constitu? tionalists as well aa Huerta realize the power and force of the Unite. State. While details are withheld it 1 believed that Washington's next reprc sentations to the rebels of the nor'.n will come close to being a threat of ac? tion. Intervention Indicated. Intervention rests at the other end of' the string the President is playing. That this is so was forcibly indicated to-day. when orders were issued direct? ing six vessels of the navy and u regi? ment uf marines to proceed to western Mexican waters. It Is obvions s?, ?b servers that sending the force ts< the west coast has little or nothing tu with the tiring of a salute at TVnspi on the Galf of Mexico. Information reached administrad officials to-night that Huma w he I