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THE WASHINGTON HERALD Rain and colder today; to morrow fair. Temperatures yesterday Max- 'irnum, 59; minimum, 48. ' The Herald has the largest morning home circulation, and prints all the news of the world, with many exclusive features. WASHINGTON, D. C. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 9. 3913. -THmTY-EIGHT PAGES. NO. 2591 FIVE GENTS. 1. - CAPITAL PLANS FIGHTTO GET Business Men Say Govern ment-Owned Plant Should Be in This City. MANY REASONS OFFERED Location and Water and Railroad Fa cilities Pointed Oat Site Near Navy Yard Suggested. Washington business men have decided to get Into the fight for the J3.000.COO government-owned armor plate plant, the construction ot which Secretary of the Navy Daniels will recommend to Con cress The secretary has announced that he will recommend the appropriation of probably 31,500,000 to start the construc tion work, and has said that he is anx ious that a number of cities compete for the prize It is pointed out that in many wajs 'Washington offers unequalcd facilities for such a factory, and a campaign will bo starred soon to have the Capital selected as the place for the plant. Members of the civic and trade organ izations are In favor ot this campaign almost to a man President D J. Calla han, of the Chamber of Commerce, )es- terda said that the opportunity was one that should not be lost, and that he would take the matter up at once and re' fer It to the manufacturers' committee of the Chamber for action. R. P An drews, president of the Retail Merch ants Association, was out of the city, but Joseph Strasburger, a prominent member of the association, bald he nould be glad to start the ball rolling on his own account. E H Droop, president of the Board of Trade, said he was heartll) in favor of the plan in general, but stated that the undertaking was such a big one that he would have to Biie it more thought before making a definite statement 'Ihinlv It I odral Place. In the opinion of most of the business men Washington is the logical place for the armor plant, because, as the seat of the government It would give the ofli Uais who would liae the work In hand the opportunit to, directl superintend the plant. Its ce-tal location and abun dant water and' railroad facilities alo were advanced as arguments In the Cap ital S favor Mr Callahan offered some strong ar guments. He said I would rejoice to see such a plant rrected here and it is about time that athington started getting some ot these large industries, with the facilities she lias for fathering them The Capital of the nation, it would - em to me. is the most practical place fur government factories. The proximity of an armor plate factory here to the officials of the United btates. who would have the work of the factor in hanl seems an obvious argument in favor of Washington as the cltj Tor Its location. Here the officers would be able to exer- ie a cloe superintendent over the worn QUEEN MARY DRAWS RELIGIOUS LINES Discharges Catholic Mac Teacher and Mother-in-Law Promptly Obtains Position for Her. London. Nov. S. Queen Mary has Just given another proof ot her determination that there shall be no Roman Catholic influences about the court, more espe cially about her children. Some mouths ago a Miss Grey was rcngaged to give painting lessons to Princess Mary. The Queen did not at that time Inquire Into Miss Grey's re ligious leanings, taking it for granted, that they were Episcopalian. A fort night ago, however. Queen Mary learned that the tutor was Roman Catholic ana thereupon promptly discharged her. Queen Alexandra, who alwajs has naa a leaning toward Roman Catholicism. Immediately procured the girl a. post as resident teacher In the ing Ldwara School for Girls at Sandrlngbam. LEAVES REFUSED; II Women in the United States Treasurer's Office Charge Discrimination. SYLVESTER ASKS $1,000,000 FOR NEEDSOFPOLICE Recommends, in Annual Re port, that Sixty-Two Men Be Added to Force. SAURY RAISES URGED LARGE.-FAT 'POSSUM, AUVE AND SNARLING, RECEIVED BY DANIELS OFFICIAL GIVES REASON Chief of Accounting Division Says Rnsh of Work Makes It Impossi ble to Grant Days Off. Want Adequate Pension Fnnd Estab lished School of Instruction and Traffic Bureau Favored. Aroused at recent - k Ws. .1 . in the United Slot J rcn irer o office to grant leaves -v r ..larkji of the office. It " ! f' their superiors be deprived of u the remalnd'er t are toi ; 1 e for i I Skilled lulu (llilu ililr entrallv located as ashlngton is, the tnn"Tortatlon facilities would be al most Ideal. All sorts of skilled labor is obtainable here and finally the climate is sulIi that it is suitable for most in dustries all the )ear round "In in) judgment the place for the fac tor would be somewhere near the present Nav lard, for there the trans portation expene voufd be cut to a minimum I am ver) much interested In this matter I feel that the civic and trade organizations of Washington should do ever thing in their power to bring this plant to Wahhlngton and I shall refer it immediatelv to the manufactu committee of the Chamber of Commerce for action Mr Droftp said This is too big a matter on which to express an opinion offhand. I can say. however, that I am heartil) in favor of It If the plant were so located that it would detract in no way from the beaut of the city." Mr. Strasburger had this to sa: There are many good arguments In favor of the selection of Washington One of the best. It seems to me. Is that the steel plant that was located some time ago at Giesboro Point is doing well and seems well satisfied with Its location It is employing hundreds of men and has ample water and railroad facilities near at hand PuclUtles for Transportation. "If this proposed plant were located near the nav yard there could be no possible objection to it. and it seems to me that much good would be derived Down there there would be the neces sary water power, and, "with the rai' road facilities Washington possesses, the transportation of the products could be accomplished easily and cheaply. I shall take the matter up with the Retail Mer chants' Association." Isaac Gans, prominent In the activ ities of the Retail Merchants' Associa tion, also believed that Washington vould be the proper place for the plant. GOETHALS FOR GOTHAM POLICE HEAD, IS-REPORT Mayor-Elect Mitchel Admits He May Offer Commissionership to Canal Builder. New Tork, Nov. S. Col. George W. Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal, will be offered the position aa police commissioner by Major-elect John Purroy Mitchel, according to a report In political circles tonight. Mr. Mitchel today admitted that ha was going to Panama for his vacation and also admitted that It was possible he would ask CoL Goethals to become a member of his cabinet. Mr. Mitchel and CoL Goethals have been friends for many j ears. When asked to confirm the teport. Mr Mitchel said: "Col Goethals would make a bully po l'ce commissioner, bat I haven't asked him yet; In fact, I have not picked an body for the place jet." Instead of going to the Adirondack!, as he had planned, for his vacation, Mr. Mitchel will take a trip to Jamaica, Pan ama, and Colombia. During the trip It is expected that Mr. Mitchel will settle upon the majority of appointments for the Sl.000,000 Ust of Jobs to be filled by January I. 1 gruntled and dc 1 kindl and un against." On the contrary, the officials, explain ing that the recent change in the nan dllng of the government's finances oas thrown more than the ordinary amount of work on the local office, declare that no one Is being discriminated against, but that it is probable that many per sons In the accounting division, office of the Inlted States Treasurer, will not get their entire thirty dajs leaves of ab sence. Increase In Work. ' We are handling 117,000.000 of business in this office dally." declared Dr. J. N. Baker, chief of the accounting division, last night, "as a result of the recent change made In the method of keeping accou-ntor the government's finances. We have about 130 clerks in the office to do this work Would a private corpora tion grant ten, fifteen, or thirty days' ab sence to an or all of its employes at a time when It needs the services qf those emploes Ae are up against a big task. but can adjust the matter easily If the clerks have the best interests of the office at heart. Our aim Is to allow those persons who hav e not et lnd any of their thirty das leave of absence to have some hoi- Ida before the end of the year. Whether or not clerks In a department which is in need of their services may take, their annual leave of absence ot thirty days is left to the discretion of the department head. You know the act of Congress regulating the leaves of ab sence for government clerks says 'may be granted thirty days leave. It doesn't 8a 'shall be granted ' Recommendations Hade in Maj. Sylvester's Bepori Needs of the Metropolitan Po lice Department for the fiscal ear 1916 are estimated at mora that Sl.000,000. An Increase of slxtj -two men In the present force Is asked. Restoration by Congress of privilege of free transportation on District street rallwajs asked. Annulment of this privilege by ruling of utilities body said to work serious hardship on mem bers of the force. Pulmotor equipment for Dis trict police stations recom mended. A police school for Instruction asked. That tin- Metropolitan police, c park , lice, and the street r tlway crt 4slng police be or gaiixed uuder one authority Is .'Siniendrd. a"- Etaljlifbment of a bureai'1 truffle m t e department sV 'i -gutcd. "eg- '"cui to correct down i. a r congestion broug iut by all-day parking of ma chines proposed. With Sweety Potatoes and Persimmon Beer It Makes Ceremonial Dish, Says Secretary. The northward progress of the 'possum as an article 01 met ror the Wilson ad' ministration waxes apace. A big, fat fellow, alive and snarling In a big shoe box, yesterday was received at the Navy Department, consigned to oecretary ot the wavy Daniels. The donor was Lewis B. Peck, of Con cord, N. C. Across the top of the box was painted In black letters, sir Inches high, the legend: "Tarheel 'Possum." "'Possum with sweet potatoes and per simmon beer Is the ceremonial dish of the Tarheel Mate," announced Secre tary Daniels, who was unable to tell his callers whether or not President WJlson ate the North Carolina animal sent him last week, but he was sure that his own acquisition would not be neglected by the chef of the Daniels menage. BUSYOFFICIALS CoL Harts Begins Work of Preparing for Wilsoni Sayre Nuptials. MEASUREMENTS OF DIAS CAUCUS TO TAKE CURRENCY BILL n Call Issued with President's Consent Meeting Will Be Held Wednesday. HITCHCOCK JOINS ANTIS Attitude of Nebraska Senator Creates Deadlock Minority to Offer Measure. STREET CARS AGAIN RUN IN INDIANAPOLIS Old Employes Back at Work After Week'f Strike State Troops Sent Home. Indianapolis. Ind , Nov. 8. For the first time In eight days the clang of the street car gong gladdened the ears of thou sands of Indianapolis citizens, who have ueen compelled to walk to and from work since the street car motonnen find conductors went on strike. The old emnloves were on thti r?ir and more than 1,000 strike-breakers were on meir way home. The iCOO State troops brought here to prevent disorder departed this afternoon. At S o'clock this morning cars manned by the erstwhile strikers started on every line, and regular schedules were being maintained thrnui?hniif tii Aw The demands of the street car employes for recognition of their union and in creased wages will be settled by an ar bitration board. Gov. Ralatnn 9i p-fvj . the credit for having brought the war ! ling factions together. f. With recommendations designed to give the Capital the most efficient police serv ice In the country, end estimating the needs of the department for the fiscal 3 ear 131S at more than Sl.000.000. Maj Richard Sylvester, superintendent of the Metropolitan police, jesterday transmit ted to the Commissioners as his annual Sltnntlo May He Ilrllevrit. The majority of those who are com plaining are those clerks who have had a good part of their annual leave and are disgruntled because they fear they will not be granted the remaining two or three da)s. Just at this time, when their presence at their desks Is so urgently needed The situation may work out so that every one in the division will be granted his or her entire annual leave before the jear Is over." The Protestants declare the chief of the accounting division could call for more clerks and thereby relieve the situation and grant the annual leaves. Dr. Baker In answer to this declares that the heads of the department are handling the situa tion and they will adjust it properly. BRITISH DIPLOMATS SAIL FOR AMERICA Colrille Barclay and Lord Eustace Percy on Way to Embassy Here. London. Nov. S. The recent airit&tlan has driven the Foreign Office to the con clusion that In the future It will be bet ter to keep the staff of the Washington embassy up to the full quota, and as the first move la this direction. Lord Eus tace Percy and Colvllle Barclay, secre tary and Councillor rttnArfirlv h,m been added to the British embassy at ..ujiiisujn uotn stoutly denied that men- sailing on the Mauretania today was In any way connected with the pres ent conditions MINISTER ROAMS NUDE IN HIGHWAY Automobilist Asks Him Destination and He Says "Atlantic Gty, Please." New Brunswick, N. J. y0v. gThe Rev. A. Arthur Anderson, or Warner. JL7ilJSi,0J2? !,ta along the .,. .... .un: ana Aiomnouth Junc tion In an almost nude ronrtltl i til?" Was notice" Dy a Passing autol uiuuiiui, v,uw utieo mm where he was going. The minister did not reply Im mediaUl), but stepped Into the machine and then said: "Atlantic City, please." The minister explained that he had taken off his clothes so he would be ready to take a swim when ha r ,.,.. Atlantic City. He said his wife and chil dren were at Claremont, N. T. Ander son Is being held In the county Jail In care of Justice Sedam pending the ar rival of relatives. SXS3 Baltimore and" Return Baltimore and Ofcln Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to return until 9:00 a. m. train n.r,- Quick service and all trains both ways report a comprehensive sun ey ot all po lice activities of the city. in the preparation of estimates Maj. Sylvester once more makes an earnest request that salaries ot inspectors, cap tains, clerks, police surgeons, lieutenants. and members? of the force of detectives be Increased. In each Instance reasons for the request are given. He also renews the recommendation contained In his preceding annual report that the provision of the appropriation act approved June 16, 1912, which pro vides for the reduction of the forco of privates to the number of 640, be repealed and asks that the present force ot CIS privates be Increased by the addition of sixty-two men. Larger Force deeded. In support of this recommendation Maj. Silvester gives data to show that. In comparison with other large cities, Wash ington is under-policed, whereas, on ac count of the unusually large amount of valuable governmental and foreign (le gations and embassies) properties in the District, there should be proportionally greater provision for police protection made here than elsewhere. The present force, the report reads. Is Insufficient to properly safeguard the sparsely settled suburban districts, which stand in almost as great need of adequate police protec Hon as more populous neighborhoods. Maj Silvester again takes un the aues tlon of the Ineffectiveness ot the present police and firemen's pension and retire ment law. The support of the pnslon fund has been so ordered that it has remained In a chronic state of deficiency. he says, and the District is helpless to meet its oMigatlons to men ot the de partments who, after years of faithfUi service, have been forced by lll-haith to retire. "The deficiency In the fund has mado it necessary, the report sajs, "as a matter of Justice, to retain on active duty many who have rendered years of faithful and courageous service to the CONTINUED ON PAGTS THREE. SMALLPOX OUTBREAK ON TOURING FLEET Crews of Battleships Vermont and Ohio Prevented from Getting Shore Leave at Marseilles. Marseilles. France, Nov. 8. An out break, of smallpox on the battleship Ver mont prevented the crews of that ship and the Ohio from obtaining shore leave when they arrived here today. Only two cases were reported, but the health au thorities refused to give the ships a clean bill of health. A salute of twenty-one guns boomed from the American warships on their arrival and this was answered by the shore batteries. An Immense crowd saw the ships anchor, and their "vivas ' were answered by the cheers of the sailors. Platform Will Be Larger Than that Used on Other Occasions Two Lucky Photographers. Measurements were taken In the East Room at the 'White House yesterday for the platform, or dlas, upon which Miss Jessie Wilson and Francis B. Sayre and their wedding party will stand for the marriage ceremony at i 50 o clock on the afternoon of November Zj. CoL William "V. Harts, Engineer Corps, XI. S. A , and superintendent of public buildings and grounds, took the measure ments, and, according to them, the dlas will be much larger than the one made for the Roosevelt-Longworth wedding on February 17, 1306, the last wedding to take place there. The large wedding party of II Us Jessie Wilson and Francis Bones Sare, the largest ever to attend a White House bride, numbers twelve with the bride and bridegroom, while the President, who will give his daughter to Mr. Sayre, and the minister, the Rev. Dr. Silvester W. Peach, wilt raise the number to fourteen. The dlas. as meftsured for, will stand about a foot high, with one step or lift, and will be placed just before the great window which opens out onto the east terrace. Gold lfnnclnir Itrmnln. The rich gold hangings, which adorn all the windows of the East Room, will be left, and will furnish a background for the trailing vines, palms, and flowers, which form the decoration. For the wed ding of Miss tWlson. the dlas will be square at the corners, unless the plan is changed, while for the Roosevelt- Longworth wedding. It was curved A heavy white satin rope will Inclose the space about the dlas, set apart for kinsmen f both bride and bridegroom, and, as U the preceding wedding, the huge na blue Dresden vases, tho finest specimens of the potters' art In America. and which were presented to the then President In the White House as a gift from the President of France, will stand on either side of the majestic-looking al tar. They will hold huge clusters of what ever flower may be chosen as a keynote for the decoration When charming Alice Roosevelt became the bride of Nicholas Longworth they were filled with statelv white lilies, standing sev eral feet tall, and flanking the great w indow. Miss Je-ele Wilson returned to the White House last evening from New York, and her approval will be given the drawings which soon will be made for her. Of course later on. after the ar rival or the loung people who are to form the wedding party, the dias will be put in place and rehearsals will be naa. The East Room will be kept open for tourists just as long as possible before the wedding, and hundreds of people irom aii over the country are looking at 11 wan awesome interest. Photographers In Washington. New Tork. Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other cities are In a great state of dis tress over the concessions for taking photographs of the wedding. two firms, and two onlv. will hv ine privilege ot takln-r d ctures of the bridal party and the surroundings. One 01 me jucicy nrms Is In New Tork and the other In Washington. Realizing that his friends have losl control of the currency situation in the Senate Committee. President Wilson late yesterday afternoon gave his approval to the plan for a Democratic caucus of Senators, and the call was Issued at 7 o clock last night, signed by twenty-six Democratic Senators. The caucus will he beld next Wednesday at I p. m. Senator Claude Svranson ot Virginia, whoclrculated the call, came direct from conference with the Prsldent to his office In the Senate Office Building, and after a few preliminaries made public the calL Following a deadlock In the Senate Banking and Currency Committee that lasted all day, on the question of tho number of rerional banks to be created In the new reserve association, the Dem ocratic members of the committee quietly repaired to the room of Senator Hollls, one of their number, to take counsel. Meanwhile. Senator Swanson was at the White House in conference with the President as to the advislbility of calling a caucus Senator Swanson had twenty-four names signed to the call yesterday morning, ana was ready to Issue the notice- when he got word from the "White House to stay his band tem porarily It was evident that the Pres ident and his friends in the Banking and Currency Committee had a linger ing hope that they might influence ac tion by the committee if they held out the alternative ot calling a caucus. llltcbcock Causes Break. But for the unyielding attitude as sumed by Senator Hitchcock: of Ne braska, the President would have won. On every vote tak.n in the committee esterday on the lsk.e as to the num ber of regional reserve associations there was a tie. Senator Hitchcock voting with the Republicans. A pro posal was made by Senator O'Garman to authorize the Federal Reserve Board to create any number of regional re serve associations between four and seven. Senator Hitchcock: and Ave Re publicans rated against this. aJS It i-i- lost by a s'oia of $ to S. Other sug gestions were made for various num bers, ranging from four to eight, and one motion was submitted to authorize (the Federal board to create any num ber of regional reserve associations up to eight. Immediately the opponents ot a central bank In the committee de clared this was giving too much power to the Federal board, and might result in establishing a central bank. In the course of the meeting word was conveyed to the members of the com CONTINUED ON PACE THREE. DIAZ TO OCCUPY SEATOFHUERTA, LAMPORT Aged Dictator to Come Back with Support of All Powers. MEXICANS OVERJOYED Huerta's Order to Banks of RepubEo Causes Many Disastrous "Runs." Soldiers Throng jCiell Streets to Prevent Jewish Massacre by "Black Hundred." CALLS AMERICAN WOMEN ALL SORTS OF NAMES OFFICIALS INDICTED BY THE WHOLESALE Nice, France, Nov. S. The cruisers Delaware and Utah arrived off Vllle tranche this morning. They will be joined by the Wyoming on December 19. Rome. Nov. 8. The American battle ships Florida and Arkansas arrived here today. Admiral Cattolica, of the naval department, visited the vessels, and also fired a salute from the royal yacht. FOUR "JOY RIDERS" KILLED IN CRASH Train Hits Carry-All Loaded with Pleasare Seekers Another May Die. Syracuse, Nov. 8. Four, possibly five, persons were killed and several injured when a train on the Lackawanna, crashed Into a carry-all loaded with joy riders at JamesvUle-tete tonight, Grand Jury Returns Embezzlement Bills Against Present and Former East St Louis Administrations. East St Louis. Ill Nov. S. The East St- Louis grand Jury today returned fifty-nine Indictments against present and former city officials, the report supple menting that of October 22. when former Mayor Lambert and twenty-seven other persons were Indicted. The Indictments returned today in the main substantiate those reported previously which charged the defendants with conspiracy to de fraud. The State alleges a pact to defraud the city, and that the amount paid by the city for merchandise and service was In excess of. what should have been nald by fully J100,C0a The new Indictments -go into aeiaiis reiauve to the conspiracy, giving days and dates on which the al. leged acts of conspiracy were committed. Violation of the law prohibiting a city official from holding an Interest in con tracts for furnishing supplies to the city Is charged against K. Fred Gerold. treas urer under the Lambert administration eight Indictments charge Gerold. Lam. bert, and William R. Sodenberger, former City comptroller, with embezzlement. and eight charge Gerold, Lambert, and John J. Faulkner, another former City Comptroller, . with embezzlement. Four other officials cr former officials and two other persons also were Indicted A num ber of the indictments' were joint true OU1S, r French Author Cannot See Single Re deeming Feature in Fair Ones Here. Paris. Nov. S. The American woman as a mother is like the Chinese women, who throw their babies Into a dustbin, sajs Emtio des Champs, of the Paris Geo graphical Society, in his book, "Uncle Sam's Women," published today. Des Champs, who spent many jears in America studying social conditions, does not see a single redeeming feature in American women, but calls her cynical. extravagant, mad. Impossible, audacious, persistent, aggressive, and despotic filled with unhealthy curiosiu, which she will do anything to gratify, totally neglects her children, and is bent only on her own amusements. He sas she is a hybrid with many masculine and few feminine qualities, and is neither a good wife, lover, nor mother M'COMBS AND BRIDE SAIL FOR AMERICA FAMOUS TRIALNEARS END Beiliss Will Know Fate Probably by Tonight Summing Up Today. men. jtussla, Nov. S Events moved qulckl today In the last session of the Beiliss trial. Within twenty-four hours Mendel Beiliss will know his fate, but what Is of much greater importance, Judaism will learn whether "the black lie which so often ha5 made Itscir red with blood' still swajs moral belief. Four remarkable speeches for the de fense were concluded shortly before 11 o'clock tonight, after which Prosecutor AMpper said a last word to the Jurj. All that remains Is the summing up by the president of the court and the forma tion of questions for the Jur. The ver dict Is expected by Sunday night. A cloud of pessimism bann over th city. The streets are Hlled with ex cited people, discussing the latest news from the courthouse. Soldiers are to be seen everywhere, mounted pickets being stationed In the principal thor oughfares, ready to act at the slight est sign of trouble. During the night three regiments arrived secretly, be ing distributed over the city. nineW Hundred" Actlvr. Determined efforts are beinir marta by the "Black Hundred" to Institute a pogrom, but the government Is deter mined that there shall be none. ine scenes in court toda were thrilling. Fearing an attempt to attack Beiliss. the president of the court ordered that nve soldiers. Instead ot the usual three, guard the prisoner. With drawn swords they formed a half circle around the unfortunate man. who, as the trial draws to a close, shows the effects of the fearful strain under which he has been laboring for the last two j ears. PECK NOW "HEALER" FOR CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS SlwUI Ctblt to Th Wualnjton Htnld. Mexico City. Nov. S. According to a ru. mor widely circulated here tonight. Por Brio Diaz is coming back to assume tha Provisional Presidency with the backing of the United States ana the European powers, and under a guarantee that a, fair election shall be held. The report has been received with de light by the Mexicans. There Is no doubt that "Don Porflrlo" would have popular support. The resentment displayed against him at the time of the Madera revolt has- almost entirely disappeared, the former attaches of the aged dictator being held responsible for most ot the abuses that grew up under his regime. Gen. Trucy Aubot. the dashing cavalry leader, who has been called "the Phil Sheridan of Mexico." was imprisoned to day by order of the War Department on charges of disobedience of orders and de frauding the government An extraordinary meeting of the Mexi can cabinet was called this evening and Is still In session as this dispatch is be ing sent Nothing has been given out to Indicate the purpose of the meeting. Ram Made on Banks. The great scarcity of silver since tha Huerta. order to the binks not to re deem their bills with com Is causing se rious complications here. Many em plojers found it impossible to pay their help today, as the Ave pesos bill Is tha lowest In denomination, and silver has almost been withdrawn from circulation. great number of Mexicans are holding all the silver they can get hold of. be lieving it to be worth much more than the bank bills. There were runs on all the banks to day. The Banco Nacional and the Banca fcondres Mexico were stormed by de positors, who formed lines which reached far into the streets. The) demanded ta withdraw -Jl their mone A large fores of police was called to the Banco Na cional to maintain order. Gov. Lind received a number of visitors during the day, but did nothing that haj any political significance Charge d'Af falres O bhaughnessy attended to tha routine business of the embassy durine the morning and plajed golf all afternoon The apparent purpose of Huerta and his supporters Is to delaj a definite re ply to the United States until after tha formal opening of Congress on Novem ber 3. and a month or so longer If possible. The Congress is expected to approve the oil concessions already planned, which will result In an imme diate acquisition of funds needed by tha government Then a large shipment ot arms and ammunition is expected from European sources on December 1 and a, heavy shipment of French cannon on January 1. Claims BrttlaB. Sympathy. It is asserted by friends of Huerta that he believes firmly that Great Britain would interfere in his behalf in the event of an) aggression by the United States and would even go to the extent of in vading the I nited States by way ot Canada. Suddenly Decides to Return to New York, Just Before Boat Train Leaves. London. Nov. 8. William F. McCombs and hH bride of a day sailed on the Mauretania today for New York. Mr. McCombs did not decide to sail until about half an hour before the boat train was due to leave Waterloo station. He rushed Into the office of the Berkeley Hotel and after paying his bill, ordered his thlnes Dacket In the meantime Mrs. MeGombs had her belongings packed and attended to the wedding presents, which were in a room at the Berkele). Mr. McCombs and his bride, accom panled by Mrs. Joseph Lelter, the bride's sister, arrived at the station Just as the train .was about to pull out. rreaencK Townsend Martin also was there to bid them a hasty farewell, but he arrlv ed so late that he did not see air. jiicvjomDs. ROBBERS USE DRUGS; 14 VICTIMS MAY DIE Former Columbia Professor, Cured by Wife's Methods, Successfully Treats Others. New Tork. Nov. S Harry Thurston Peck, former professor of ancient lan guages at Columbia Unlversltv. has be come a Christian Science practitioner and already has treated with success a case of nervous prostration. Several months ago Peck was confined to Cornell In- flrmarv, Ithaca, with softeninir of the brain, and the attendant ph)slcians gave him but a few da) 3 to live. His divorced wife. Mrs. Cornelia Daw- born Peck, heard of his cnndltlnn -n,! JHaHJi,.?-.2.-HX'NEW MINISTER FINDS had removed her former husband to Sound Beach. Conn. Mrs. Cornelia Peck today said that neither she nor her former husband knew where his present wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Dubers Peck Is. nor have they heard from her since Peck was removed from the Cornell Hospital. Mr. Peck is now one of the associate editors of the Book man, and Is aiding in editing the Century Encj clopedia. "Mr. Peck has a wonderful brain, and If he continues his study of Christian Science he will be of tremendous help to mankind." said Mrs. Peck. Mysterious Sleep-Producing Fluid, Em ployed by Thieves, Causes Illness of Thirty-EghL Sharon. Pa., Nor. 8. Thirty-eight per sons are In a serious condition tonight and fourteen of them are believed to be dying, as the result of a mysterious sleep-producing drug administered by a gang of thugs who planned to loot the entire town of Farrell. near here. The robbers entered six bouses, ren dered the residents unconscious by the use of the drug, and then ransacked the houses. A large vial, containing a white drug, the exact composition of which was not readily ascertained, was found in one of the plundered houses' today. The-authorities believe the vial was left by the Irobben, J Krnppa' Men Found Gnllty. Berlin, Nov. 8. Otto Eccius. a director of the Krupps Armament Works, and Maximilian Brandt former Berlin agent for the Arm. today were found guilty of bribing military officers to obtain ord nance secrets. Brandt was sentenced to four months and Eccius was fined STO. Administration Pinning Hopes on Influence of European Governments The administration is pinning Its hopa now in the Mexican situation to the In fluence that may be exerted by European governments upon Huerta. This was In dicated clearly by a conference which OONTIMJLD ONPiGE SEVEN'. HE'S NOT AMBASSADOR Col. Thomas H. Birch Will Have to Scratch Out Name on Stationery. of Burlington, Cot Thomas H. Birch. N. J , who was nominated and confirmed as United States Minister to Portugal more than a month ago, and has not yet started for his post apparently only learned this week that the diplomatic honor he has achieved Is not of am bassadorial rank, but that he is only a minister. He has ordered richly embossed sta tionery with the letter-head. "Amcilcaa Embassy, Lisbon. Portugal," Ignoring the fact that Lisbon has an American legation and not an embassy. Adminis tration circles are enjoying a laugh over CoL Birch's error. THE HERALD OFFERS THE BEST. 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