Newspaper Page Text
IkiJiPMMr. It-IT,? $W -'-- -T-'--J " -- l$5 ' r :",.- ... BBSS. THE LARGEST MORNING CIRCULATJON IN WAS1WGT0M :tk wia' T1WAT n--- . V r iix 1 fcB'" ' ifl - ':,-! sktMSMSM-aSB-SBS. H4T ;wMgmGybN; p; c:, monbay, mayvjM f7WTff?TX3m k'tt. ' NO. 2778 mrwtx.' a&sssrr 'mHa J? im4BlrMlJstW-iw'-"B-It'ml- B?" B-- "viF '.A "- B - - - - ' j r5fr s n -f i LMIFOM MEXICO ISIQ BE Pesidi ent Will Recognize No Government Until Pledge is Given. TO END FEUDAL SYSTEM Peace "Cannot Come Until People Get Rights, It Is Declared. RECOGNITION HELD AS CLUB First Attempt of United State to Take Hand in Internal Affair of Neighbor. The program which United States of ficials have In' mind for the permanent settlement of the Mexican situation, goes far beyond the mere elimination of Huerta from the provisional presidency. It contemplates a radical reorganization of the present system of land holding In Mexico. Surprising asjthls statement Is, It was learned yesterday on the" best of author ity, that the "Washington government Is prepared to Insist upon this reform In rny settlement of the Mexican situation. The President and his advisers are con vinced 'that the elimination of the pres ent semlJeudal lend holding system In Mexico and the opening upDf these vast properties to ownership by the peons, are fundamental to a 'complete and per manent restoration "of peace In Mexico. "Will Demand Plrdare. The administration win Insist upon as surances of this reform, even if Car ranza and Villa are. In control of Mex ico City. There is good reasonln fact, to believe that President WIlswu In the event of a constitutionalist victory, will withhold recognition from the Carracxa government until absolute pledges" of thls character have been given. As viewed by Administration leaders. any settlement of the Mexican situation which does not provide tor the doing away of the present; aystam of land own ership by i small group of 'favored lndlt tlili la certain to faH., There. wlUTOi- 'towla. repetition, ofthe penes ot, the hst twQjtTeaCTTderTOeaJta. wj'.wun pclbiy liew-&oops.,bul the spirit of dis content and revolution; it Is contended, will' be just as strong a it la today Huerta. as the Administration -ha new- come to view the situation In the .South ern Republic, merely typifies a system of government in Mexico which must be destroyed before the United States can tope for permanent peace and order on lts southern border. At present the Administration believes that Carranra and "Villa, when they fin ally have triumphed, will give the" legis-" latlve relief that ia necessary. But -the constitutionalist leaders will find that recognition by this Government will be lacking until "Washington Is satisfied of what win happen on this score. Ttccoamltton. as m Club. In other words, the "Washington gov ernment even now is figuring on holding the power of recognition over the gov ernment which Is to succeed, Kuerta as a club for foreleg action on what the Pres ident and his advisers regard as the basis of all the Mexican difficulties. Such a course. It will be contended. constitutes a meddling with Mexico's In- ternal affairs which up to this time has never been suggested in the President's negotiations with the Huerta govern ment. The answer will be that this re form Is necessary If the United States ever Is to be relieved of the burdens im- WILSOPEMAND posed by the continued lawlessness In Ibf. does not breathe Southern republic In other words, the Wilson administra tion believes that the revolutionary con ditions In Mexico are based almost en tirely upon the discontent growing out of the present conditions ot serfdom, and that this movement win 'continue to grow. no matter what faction is in power or bow strong It is until fundamental re lief is afforded. Advisers of the Wilson administration recall the fate of Madero. 'who rode Into power partly as the champion of the downtrodden in Mexico, but who, when he once obtained the reins ot govern ment, was swayed by the desires and ambitions of members of his family. Prepare fur Conference. How far this fundamental question of a change In Mexico." a .system. of land ownership will enter into the proposals by the American representatives at Niagara Falls Is uncertain. The llkell hood Is that no effort will be made to discuss the subject there, for lt would be futile. The more likely course will be for the United States to exercise the power which It wields through-a recogni tion of any government at Mexico, City to bring about .the reform. In. this connection, 1 'was pointed out here' yesterday that at least -two of Hujrta's". delegates at Niagara Fallsjwere" In facV representatives not of the" Mexi can dictator but of the landed aristocracy in Mexico. This, if'was" "aiserte''was the "slain meaning of. the statements that have'been made repeatedly, .that two. of. the delegates were not Huerta men .et all but represented the Mxican people. The' belief is already-expressed In' some administration circles that these two members' are .in reality appearing on the commission to represent 'the "so-celle 'system which Huerta typifies .and that -their jjuty will be to see that'ao settle- , r THAI FBOMISES SDBATIOXS. . r . ,- -,., . J Boate-a WoauutSnea Capital Mam for Breach of .Promise. Boston, May 17. Sensational testimony is. promised In the JMO.O0O breach of prom ise suit brought by Mrs. Caroline 8. Bart lett, a prominent Boston society- woman, against Arthur Graves Lund, of the Back Bay -and Washington. The trial ot the case begins tomorrow morning In the Suffolk Superior Court Mrs. Bartlett ia the former wife of C. T. Bartlett, a Western oil macnate. Mr. Lund Is a sergeant In the Ancient and Honorable Artillery.. In May, MIX -he" married Louise Bankhead Perry., widow of. Representative WiUlam Hayne Perry, of North Carolina. The wedding was' celebrated In the Arl ington Hotel, In Washington. Mrs." .Bart lett alleges that she met Mr. Lund about thirteen years ago, and. that he became engaged to' her and gave her a, diamond and platinum engagement ring and nu merous other gifts. .. Lund, through counsel, demanded in a series of 128 Interrogatories, that 'she specify the gifts, and Mrs. Bartlett filed a list of presents which Included flowers, candy, books, a cheval mirror, laces. clock, vanity case, china finger bowls, money at.deltt times, a history of France, and a. Holland cheese. - MARSHALL WOULD Vice-President Says 'He Will JDesert Democracy for the Right Kind of Party. DELIVERS A SERMON Is Opposed to Socialist Teaching that Favors "Anarchy and Denies Existence of God. Vice .President -Marshall would desert the Democratic party for the right kind of a Socialist' party, A Socialist party that marches under the red 'flag of anarchy would' not suit him. But a Socialist party that marched under the 'Stars and Stripes and abided by the church and according to Its laws would. The "Vice President, thus unbosomed himself last night aOfew Tork 'Avenue Presbyterian. Church. ilir. Marshall told! the clergymen pres- ent mat 'toe ennren was' aying in spou in this country? that too much power over the education of children had been surrendered by the church to the .state. In this connection be said there Is too much so-called science and "too little God -Almighty" In the educational sys tem of this country. This lead up to the discussion of Socialism. "I am a Presbyterian." said he, "and believe the best way la to teach our own children under the Lord's' administration. In this - most Intellectual church there are those who will differ with me. I am a kind "of socialist and stand ready to de sert any old party the moment a social ist party comes along that Is formed In the Presbyterian or other church, but not' a- party that denies God and would thrust "upon us the red banners of an archy. e are too cowardly to follow out the line ot reasoning that conscience sug gests: So things go wrong throughout the country, and we have a red Has. here and a red flag there, a bread line here and a bread line there. We hear people denying the efficacy of the gospel of Jesus 'of Nazareth and proposing that the gov ernment rest upon the uncertain judg ment, and conscience ot men. "No man helps much who helps In his own name. No man goes far who goes his own way alone. There is not a single itat. nn In th f1rf 'inrt . v .hf- faith In God Almighty. The republic must endure. If at all, upon the belief that It was founded under God. The mo- CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. ALASKAN CITIES SWEPT BYFLOOD Heavy Damage Reported in Cable Dis patch from Fairbanks Worst Rise in History of North. Tacoma, Wash, May 17.-. cable frpm Fairbanks. Alaska, received here tonight says that the' dlstflct along the Tukon' River north of Fort Tukon has suffered the worst flood in the history of the North. Only meager de tails have been received, at-Fairbanks, but- lt'Js known. that Circle City was submerged Thursday night and It is believed great damage has been wrought. at Eagle- City and In -score ot mining and woodchoppera' camps. Many native villages also have suf fered. m Two stores,- many dwellings and the government wireless station were wrecked" at Circle" City.. The streets there-are under two' feet of water. At Dawson the wharves and several steamers hare been damaged. The watecls rising at the Tate of" more than a foot a:i, hour and the Inhabi tants are fleeing to .the foothills. '" CAMfVKZA NAMES CONSUL. rEl Paso," May n. The opening or com mercial activity under the constitution alist government through U ' corf 'of Tamplco -has nkdeMtecessary fir .the I eoristltuUoruOlsts to-sUbli a coasSar r-.in ni.--.r.L i.1 .ll.1 "1' I iiavu' wM.ctwaup ntaanie, JinBUl LS I "" -,". Fww.viinnsi nas nanea ADOPT SOCIALISM j. -4.-r- .--t-m- Tj2r-?rt - t-t ; v !"2t" ! - rrrzznri -jtTtv, ; itetiirBiB; swrw.-Ain. , iraadia:."io .woa inna'u.- . iwusm, jnsii w WMrns i mmsiii TrriwBMii lini - iiin . '.-. .....:. - -m - -v ---!.. -? . -...v. - wi..-.wmw. mj -- . . .... . SKdUHL IS IN NEED OF MORE FIREMEN H. B. F: Macfarland, at Me morial, Also Makes Plea for Additional Police. , "CAPITAL IS MENACED" Proves -Halfond-Half Plan Is Essential to Safeguard ing Life Here. SUGGESTION TO CONGRESS Dectai'V&ldiert , of.Peace" Should Be Allowed More Time at Home '"for Humanity's Sake." "Washington "needs more policemen and firemen, additional 'Are stations and mod- ern buildings In pace of antiquated struc- tures In both departments. ' Speaking at the memorial servlce'last night at the T. M. C. A. for the deceased members1 of the two departments. Henry B. F. Macfarland declared all the reasons for the "half and' hair appropriations for, the District are suggested by these branches of the local government. Because this Is the 'National Capita, said Mr. 'Macfarland, "the police and Are departments, besides protecting private life and property, must protect the lives and property of the national government' and those of the embassies of foreign' governments. Moreover, because George Washington planned this Capital on a " " ' magnificent scale,' they must cover an unusual territory,- much of it hilly. ReesOla. Bla- Fire. "The police :must patrol the greatest proportionate street area in the world. "Remembering the big Patent Office Are of a quarter "century ago, I vividly know the "danger to buildings, records,'' and uvea una oafs oroy 10 roina; or. ine - ' r. . .t ..r- President.' tbeYvice President, the Con gress, the Supreme Court. theCabtnet. the Diplomatic Corps, to realise the speclaf responsibilities of our.pqlIceme'andnre- racn. ' "All the reasons for. the "half- ... .. t . J .JL arrangement os?tweprltioaa' tatJtya National Capttal are suggested by'tlMM aepaitmentsTheu eitcTenc Jusfty iS-perids-upon, that arrangement. We need more policemen and more Are- men, additional Are stations, and modern buildings In place of antiquated build ings In both departments; we need addi tional modern motor apparatus. Yes,,and still for efficiency quite as much as in justice- to the men, wp need regular an nual appropriations' on the "half-and- half plan for pensions for veteran police men and firemen and for the widows and orphans of those who die. Need More .Time at Home. , "Moreover, we ought to have more policemen and firemen so they can have more time at home with their families for the community's sake as well as their own. These soldiers of peace, who Aght Are and crime and constantly take their lives In their hands, even when they answer a false alarmare. Just as worthy, as the sol diers of war. "Congress, between 1900 and 1910, granted the greater part of the Com missioners' estimates and approved their bills for the reorganization of these departments greatly Increasing their facilities and efficiency and Im proving the conditions of thelr'aervlce. But the same rate of progress has not been since maintained. Instead ot section eight of the pending District appropriation bill, which proposes to transfer tothe Na tional Treasury for natlonaf uses all local revenues rslsed for,local purposes for the next year, which can be delib erately kept from appropriation thus breaking up the 'half.-and-hair ar rangement, the'Natlonal Capital should have all the necessary appropriations for the adequate Improvement of the police and .Are departments and 'all other municipal services as well as the general development of the Capital, which Is the pride xl the whole coun try. "The high-pressure Are service re quiring only S7S0.000 for special mains snd adding, vastly to, the protection of the Capital would profitably employ r a part of the local, tax money which sec tlon eight proposes to take for 'purely national -purposes and which then may be expended anywhere from' Porto Klco to the Philippines;"-1 ji Commissioner Slfldoas Speaks. Others whpjspoke.last.'night werevCora- missidner Slddona, who paid a high trib ute to the loyal services, rendered by the men of the .Are. and police, departments; Representative 'Campbell, of Kansas; C W. Gltland, of. the flre- department, and G. W. Sellers, of the police' department, called the roll foe their respective depart, ments. There were musical selectlona'by Miss Ada Filer and Wilson .Oliver. $ev. Earle Wllfley gave the invocation, and the' service Was "held 'undef'the'dlrectlon Hjf Walter Gilliam, of the religious de partment of the T., M-C. -A. At a recent 'meeting- of the committee the suggestion for sucha service 'Was msde by Capt jll anion, of Fire Engine Company No. 31 Announcements were sent' to" every nremsi and policeman In the District; and-.there wasjaTifirge.atr Jendance'of !xUi of ,.tkese l-ranches .at I 1 li.li I. i.mil.y? ' -' - '- ' im UB.BkB HEZ.BSB. .. .WMKOaB. natseraai jemyir ajtiwi.o.rates "TO PIOTTST-TO ntXUUIT. jaaare l.lneaejr and FtrcvWi Tell of Colorado CondTtlom. Hone. .Denver, May-17.' Judge Ben, B. Llndsey, with his wife and -Aye other, women, left' Denver tonight for. Washington to, place the Colorado "strike situation directly be fore President Wilson. The'. party dectd-, ed to go to Washington following a meet ing at the home of J. Brisbane Walker and after a 'telegram had been sent' to President Wilson, declaring Gov.. An- mons" telegram .yesterday in answer to the" President's .rebuke is false, in that It states that's 'plan for mediation was adopted by the 'legislature. Meetings VereTield throughout Colorado today by. cltlxens. strike leaders, and othr era, The announcement by Gov. Amnions that he would begin at., once steps to send the State-militia back Into the strike zone was the principal topic discussed. Strike leaders 'announced tonight that 1,000 women 'had declared they would take upA arms personally if Gen. Chase is sent back with State troops. WITH BB0KEH NICK VISITS. Cincinnati. May. ,17. Rigged In a har ness ot straps covering his head and neck. TeddyW. Peters, .the only men in the world who claims to have a broken neck and still lives, visited this city. Peters fell 'X16 feet while following Ills trade as structural Iron worker at Que bec, Canada. He has two. gold plates In his skulL He is a member of the Structural Iron- Workers' Union. Despite his handicap he handles himself well snd Is able" to walk about the city. AMERICAN CITIZEN HIT BY DOMINICAN BULLET i Dr. Hurtado Wounded During Skir mish and President Bondtflt Warned by U. S. Offiwr. V LAWLESSNESS IS RAMPANT Official confirmation of the wounding ! of Dr. Hurtado. a naturalized American, but a Dominican by birth, was-recejved at .the Navy Department yesterday. Cap. Eberle. of the U. s. 8. wasnimnon, .now aV Puerto Plata, San Domingo, cabled the, Navy Department that astray shot struck the American. Gen. Bordas. presi dent of San Domingo, and leader of-the government troops was Immediately cautioned about reckless firing' lntothe tpwn, he having guaranteed 'the safety ot non-combatants. , The government troops are entrench ing outside of Puerto Plata urieer cove? of rifle flre,cCapt. Eberle reported ,The Dominican gunboat Jacagua sailed -east-wrrt from Puerto Plata.. Her -desltna- Oonhas not been ascertained.. ,1 Commander Blerer,- commanding the gunboat Wheeling, now at Santo Domingo city, reported today that 50,"X.roundsof ammunition and a consignment 'of rifles was forced across the border in. spiteof the protest and opposition of the-custom house authorities at Commendador. Osn. Dorclllen, commandlng-tbe border, revo lutionists at'Ouanamlnthe, has threat ened the custom-house at Dejabon with a force of'0 men. Telegraphic commuoJ- catlon .with Dejabon is Interrupted, ago, Commander Blerer considers .the situa tion acute, ' . -g L Reports reached here that a small force of revolutionists fired across me river near Old Bridge Into San Domingo city Thursdsy night and then retreated. Lawlessness 'throughout the country con tinues to exist, and 'Commander Blerer lews ij-e situation as one of 'extreme' insisDmty.x . IXZDLE OT grra B0D7 SIX YEARS Olathe. Kan- May 17.-About six -years aso Mrs. James L. Chaney, a farmer's wife living southeast of, O'athe mcctf dentally .swallowed a needle and she : so frightened tEat nothing was salrbeot R at .the time -to her family: The otkerl diy she,felt.-a aha'rp point protruding swllief.1rlght,side;. took now ex.jc.a-t,? ." . -T- .. mm .a-mba.iia A. nn TimR un .Hrv 1-. ...,. cws. . - .7- ; fAf-. '-44.i--v'.hbBIiIc;'' .-' - "aSIi ' 1 'ttiaHaW .nssV-.?- ' SBBBBBBBBBBslisiSBBBBBsH " llllllllllllllllllllsllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. HHsHMJ ' lssat.snsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsPWPWwF-k iBSSBtWmKitTymm ssBsHtsBBslfii l l-MyirT I'uMui'lll J?R -V viWvtf I BBsMswHIssiHiHSSsWPS? ,',,,W,lg!y1g-g',M ssslM'ssBnlasBftlTC f wBM1.BTsnTlr vr MarTMfTfdMTosnSg T-rTMarM'Ml'MnTI "! f i I snTM Tl IflfH ititil ivelsnTHaaVpvv . ; I VilkIBIk9Hir-J( "r99HHTa HsHsssWsssnVKSslMsUBkBsBBsssnKsl' nBMHA-raWfBflB'"7jre r4 - IsSBsKVBBsKjIBBBBBBsQBBBBBBBBBBBBSrW ' ' iyWaMfcsTsTsTsTsTfEla?assTsTsTsTesTsTf . - -iMHPfsKflBWMP9enlB1HisllPaWIVf I Psri 'BWnsFVtfWnI,llBnMlMtJifPlMt gnSl V-Z9ls7sTBrsVKc4svH8vnSSIVBUkcn BBsJ BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB E3HE2-A vlflnHslHBirr,:vIHiR(sK iasi erew out the needle. At no ume ma six ui .:,:.:., D.tfim.;:.j nLT: .... iniatelal,.... JI.Mmrnit frfiM -SB-I1. m..... ..Am . ,. .. .. I I-. Innrtlarla. lft hhtvt, m HONOR '.-.,. AI FIELD MASS President Wilson Compared to Lincoln for Efforts in Preserving Peace. CROWDS. VOICE ASSENT Rev. Meagher Says ChiefcEx- eciitive Has Dared With stand Cry of Foolhardy. SERVICES ON MONUMENT LOT Officials Join in Impressive Program t Military, and Clergy Pay Trib ute to Patiotic Dead. Murmurs of approval of President Wil son's' desperate efforts to avoid plunging this, country Into a' real war with Mexico went up from a crowd ot 10,000 persons who' gathered 'yesterday morning on the Monument Lot to pay the customary an nual tribute to the national heroes who have fallen In battle. The President was unable to attend. but when Rev. J. 'R. Meagher enlpgled- him as" a patriot second not even to our soldiers, sailors, snd marines who gave up their lives, "that's right." and other tokens of approval were heard from ev ery part of the bg crowd. After eulogizing the heroes of battle. Rev. Meagher said; "And In a similar spirit, and with a patriotism just as lofty as that of Lincoln and of McKln ley. our President today has dared to withstand the outcry of the 'rash and the Impulsive pleadings ot the foolhardy, and has stopped on the very verge of war to majen an effort, fmlv fi-M tn preserve peace. And we should nrav the God of our fathers who offered up their lives that success may attend his efforts." Flags Skelter Altar. A flag-bedecked pavilion sheltered an Improvised altar at the monument. at which mass was celebrated for the I rejiose of the souls of all the heroic de parted. In' this pavilion the ' crowd massed until every seat was taken. Thousands who arrived late surround ed the pavilion and all listened with reverent silence and attention to the service. The District of Columbia Spanish War Vetersjis were in charge, as usual, and they shared reserved seats with the clergy, members of Congress and many other civilians. Rev. Eugene du L. McDonnell. S. J., pastor of St. Aloysius' Church, was celebrant of the mass; ltev.?.(Jeorge Bauvage, of Holy Cross College, Brookland, deacon, and Rev. John' 8. Delehaunty.-subdeacon. Others In the reserved seats were Senator Ransdell. of Louisiana; Sena tor Ashursty of Arizona: Representatives Sinnott. of .Oregon; 'Kennedy, Donovan and Relljjf. of Connecticut: Mitchell and Murray, of Massachusetts: Ma gulre. of 'Nebraska; Hamlll. of New Jer sey; 'Nelson O'Shaughnessy, lately charge d'affaires at Mexico City, and Bsnor Don Joaquin Bernardo Cairo, Minister from Costa Rfca.- Refers to Latest Heroes. Referring to the Mexican situation Rev. Meagher said: "Men" who laid down their lives on the altars ot their country's service shins through all (time as beacon lights for true patriots, and this service, because of International difficulties that now face us, because of. the almost war like 'aspect ot out-1 'relations with one country. Is-an occasion .more Important .aid more significant 'than similar serv ices we have held before-' Thejlntrolt and several .anthems were '..coimxciTD ON PaQE.THHK. S.T.. i. .j MrMU'!n.n.Tnt, laae rs tt . .. ... - ti r-;:T NATION'S DEAD CPWMMTARYra W LOT jresterday and Rev. Father J. R. Meagher de livering stirring sermon before vast crowd. ' - zxlK MEXICAN POLICY I TARGET FOR TAFTi Former President at Peace Meeting Sharply Criticises Wilson Adminis tration for Supporting Carranza. WAR IN "SERVICE OF MANKIND" New York, May 17. Sharp criticism of the administration's Mexican policy was the most striking feature of the address delivered by former President Taft at the .peace, meeting of the Free .Synagogue ! In Carnegie Hall today. I With deference to the views of others," said Mr. Taft, "it. is my Judg ment thatlif. in our course toward Mexi co during the fast year, we had not ex erted such direct Influence as we have to aid one of the contending parties, we would not now be so near general inter vention and war. Nor would we have been so responsible for law and order in Mexico to the world as we now arc likely" to be' If a new government comes Into power through our influence. So much I think I should say in order that I may not be misunderstood." Other significant utterances of the. former President were: "I yield to no man in my earnest desire for peace and in my detestation of war, but an advocacy of peace that ignores conditions and takes no note of what Is practical Is futile and Ineffective." "If we are to be involved In war be cause of Mexican anarchy let us have it fully understood that we go into It "In the service of mankind," aa the Presi dent phrases It. and not upon the Issue of a mere punctilio In naval ceremonial. "Let us hope that if Carranza. If suc ceeding to control In Mexico with our aid and influence will bring about a 'condition' of affairs, responsibility for which' will not entail upon us burdensome consequences." Mr. Taft referred to the fact that our warships are .assembled In Mexican wa ters near Vera Cruz and that 5,000 men of the regular army are In possession of a Mexican city. He said: 'This Is not' a time for wishing tht the past had' been otherwise, but it is a time for candor and a clear .understand ing of the situation. Our arguments and our hopes forwpeace will seem Reasonable only when we .make It clear that we ara not blind to existing conditions." -.' MUTANTS BURN GRANDSTAND. t - v Birmingham, England, May 1T--Tbe grandstand and 'other buildings on.tbethe night if"rs.. Griffiths noticed danger- race course ncrv mere unirojEU. IQIS morning by fire, started by suffragettes: message . - rioo bj Nitlonal rboto Co. FORMER FRIEND TO TAKE STAND AGAINST BECKER Charles B. Plitt. Jr.. Will Testify at Former Policeman s Trial Today. MAY BARE MURDER PLOT STORY New York. May 17. Charles B. Plltt. once the friend and publicity agent of former Police Lieut. Charles Becker and now his avowed enemy, will testify today at the trial of Becker for the mur der of Herman Rosenthal. His story. If the district attorney is permitted to carry out his plans, will rival that of Jack Rose In Interest and Importance. For the first time since the gambler was shot down In front of the Metropole Hotel. Plltt will reveal, to as wide an extent as the court will permit, the engrossing story of Backer's opera tions as head of the "stronc-arm squad" fn the tenderloin, of his acquaintance and dealings with Rose, Vallon. Webber, and Schepps and of th: incidents that led up to the consummation of the mur der plot. Although he was not at the "Harlem conference," Plltt Is understood to be in a position to swear that Becker met Rose. Vallon, and Webber on June 27 at Seventh avenue and lllth street. He will tell also of admissions Becker made to hlra and of conversations he over heard between Becker and the four con spirators. It was learned todav that D!trfrt At. tomey Whitman is holding back some of liui strongest evidence for use in re buttal. .. JOHN L GRIFFITHS ' HEART DISEASE VICTIM United States Consul General at Lon- .don Dies Suddenly Had Been in Poor Health.. London.- May 17. John L. Griffiths. United States consul general "in London for the last five years, died suddenly to night at hla residence. In Lownes street. . Mr. qrlffiths' death is attributed to heart disease. 'He has been. 'ailing' for some time", butT had' been' ''feeling "better the last few days. He was out driving 8uDday afternoon." but 'after retiring for ous symptoms, andsummoned a physl Clan.;but before he arrived Mr.. 'Griffiths a Q.vfn ietcd i? HO WEEKS IN BOAT; 1 1 PERISH Members of Wrecked Liner' Picked Up by Revenue Cutter. HELPLESS WHEN RESCUED u ifif Ai iiLiH Unable to Move Hand orf Foot, Men Lay Await ing Death. STARVATION CLAIMED OTHERS Rescue Ship Steaming to Halifax with' -f Half-dead Survivors Half Crazed with Thirst - Halifax. Nova Scotia. May 17. A! wlreJ less message received -here this afternoon told of the discovery by the United States revenue cutter Seneca of the missing third lifeboat of the Leyland Line steamship Columbian, which was destroyed by firs In mid-Atlantic just two weeks ago tonight. Of the sixteen men who scrambled over the side ot the ill-fated Uner into the third boat, only five were alive when found by "the Seneca. All yie others had succumbed to the terrible privations to which they kad been exposed during the two weeks when the steamship lanes of the North Atlantic were being scoured for some trace of the missing boat. The Seneca is now heading for Hall fax with the survivors. Those rescued were the chief officer, three stamen, and a fireman. These men were in -a terrible state of exhaustion when picked up. Half-;' crazed from thirst, hunger, and exposure, they presented an awful sight, when the stalwart bluejackets' from the Seneca reached the side of the little craft. 5nr-vlvors Are Helpless. The men were helpless, being scarcely able to move band or foot, and their voices had failed almost to a whisper. They were in despair, having given up all hopes of rescue, when theboat' from. the Seneca came to succor them. Tender ly the limp forms were, lifted Into the Seneca's boat, and all haste made for the "cutter." which had. steamed; close to the scene oft the rescue. The faces ot the survivors, worn and haggard, were covered with long hair, and their eyes had sunk clear Into their heads. No attempt was made to get any de tailed story from them. They required the utmost care and attention to bring them around again. And this was given them by the physician. Capt. Johnson, the officers, and all on board of the Seneca. Miracle- They Live. That these five of the Columbian's men are living, is almost a miracle. They had lone been mourned as dead, and-when they are able t talk freely of their experiences they will have a terrible story of the sea to tell tin world. Short of provisions from the outset they had practically nothing to subsist on. and one by one they were smote by the hand of death. Gradually the human burden of the boat became lessened, eleven ot ine men having died, and their bodies con- COTlNCED OK rAGETWO. - EX-REPRESENTATIVE C. G. BENNETT DYING Complication of Diseases Expected to Prove Fatal to Former Sec- , retary of Senate. " New York, May 17. Charles O. Ben nett, formerly Representative for two. terms and Secretary of the United States Senate. Is ill at his home, is Palmetto street. Brooklyn. Mr. Bennett has . e complication of diseases and specialists In attendance entertain small hopes for his recovery. He has been ill since last Monday. Mr. Bennett is a son of George C Ben nett, who was the original proprietor of the Brooklyn Dally Times. He la flfty--one years old and was married three months ago to his second wife. who. be cause of her husband's serious condition, is suffering from a nervous collapse. Catches the Judge's Eye The Sunday Herald No longer- in the "also ran" -lass, but under the New Manage ment is made the favorite by the People of Washington, and rich ly rewards its readers. An Example James Morgan, in- his "In the Path of Napoleon," tells the story of Betsy Paterson's courting days in Washington with Jerome Bona parte; how tjje Baltimore belle was married to the Little Cor poral's brother, divprced by or ders of Napoleon, who then was wedded to Princess Catherine of Wurtemberg, History written in an intensely interesting manner in Sunday's Herald &' njH -Ts S.. H ' L.5. " r1- i . T ,1 '2. ii3 . ? r f J ,. I . ?, -i . juM:emu.;mMm: , . . . , -, &&, , . . T - r . "- Jf-U, m- T .Ji-,'"' '-e.w . -. i j?" - V -. J w "74''.J " - - J-i - y 1 -t3 -jV2 ar ' SK8,V' -t-.'rUs,..S' ,11.J' .,V. pjr: !" -- -.j.kA -f KFJflVX fc'-H-a?