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Fair tonight and Sunday,
with moderate west and
southwest winds.
The Star is the only afternooa
paper in Washington that prints
the newt of the Associated Press*
No. 18,861.
Doesn't Think President Capa
ble of Understanding His
Tariff Proposition.
Declares Only Form of Ballot Makes
Him Uncertain Abont Ohio.
Addresses a Large Crowd at 7
O'Clock, and Points to Rec
ord as Showing Pro
MARION, Ohio, May 18.?Standing on
top of a freight car at Marion, Col.
Roosevelt attacked President Taft se
verely today. When he reached Marion
Col. Roosevelt found several thousand
persons wedged into the open space near
the railway station where he was to
speak. The platform which had been
erected for him collapsed shortly before
b?? arrived and several persons who were
caught in the crush were injured slightly.
Three civil war veterans who were in the
stand were taken to a hospital. Col.
Roosevelt mounted the steps of a build
ing beside the broken platform, but only
a part of the crowd could see him. Near
by was a freight car. The colonel climb
ed up the iron supports on the side of the
The crowd shouted.
"I couldn't stand on the platform,"
said the colonel from his .perch, "because
the platform broke down. It wasn't my
platform. Mine won't break down.
"I notice," he continued, "that yester
day Mr. Taft attacked what I said about
the tarifT. What I proposed is perfectly
feasible. Mr. Taft says he does not un
derstand my proposition. I don't think
he is capable of understanding it.
"Mr. Taft has forgotteen the plain
people, who gave him his office and to
whom he is responsible. He is well
meaning, but means well feebly. Un- !
der Mr. Taft the tariff has been treated
from the standpoint of affording bene
fit only to the manufacturer," Col.
Roosevelt continued. "And Mr. Taft
has acted against the Interests of the
farmer and the wage earner. He has
acted against the interests of the plain
people. Mr. Taft has discovered now
that J am dangerous to the people.
Mr. Taft never discovered that I was
dangerous to the people until I dis
covered that he was useless to the peo
Bearing Up Under Strain.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, May 18.?Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt, who made addresses here
last night, left at 8 o'clock this morning
for Delaware. He is scfeduled to make
a half doxen speeches today, the stops
including Mansfield. Akron and intermedi
ate points. This evening he will speak
in Cleveland.
Col. Roosevelt is bearing up well under
the strain of his strenuous whirlwind
tour of the state. His voice, which was
slightly husky yesterday, was said to be
in good condition this morning.
In Doubt About Ohio.
DELAWARE, Ohio. May 18.?"There is
but one feature of the entire Ohio situa
tion which makes me have any doubt at
all," said Col. Roosevelt here today, "and
that is the fact of the bl;nd ballot. We
tried to have the republican state central
committee put on the ballot the names of
Mr. Taft, M*\ La Kollette and myself.
T#?e committee refused because It did not
want you to express your preference.
"The committee believed it could fool
you and I want you to fool it. I want
you to find out before you go into the
booth who the Roosevelt candidates are.
Now, mind you, you won't find my name
on the ballot. You won't find it there
because the Taft managers would not
put It there."
Col. Roosevelt spoke to a large crowd,
which included several hundred students
of Ohio Wesley an University. Senator
LMxon, Col. Roosevelt's campaign man
ager, met the colonel in Coiumbus and
came with him as far as Delaware.
Questioned About Tennessee Merger
MANSFIELD, Ohio. May 18.?As Col.
Roosevelt was delivering his speech to a
huge crowd in Mansfield a man called
out: "How about that coal and iron
Col. Roosevelt stopped his speech abrupt
* Who said that?" he shouted.
His questioner was silent, and the
colonel continued: "I took the only
cour#e that could be taken In that Ten;
ness??e Coal and Iron matter, and I took*
it openly. Any man with a grain ol
sense in him knows it. You can't ask
me about anything I did and expect me
to run away from it."
WAUSEON, Ohio, May 18.?President
Taft addressed a large crowd here today
on his first scheduled stop after leaving
Toledo at 7 o'clock. He asked if the
achievements of his administration had
not stamped him as a progressive. In an
swer to a question as to schedule "K"
the President said that matter had been
referred to the tarifT commission, which
had so recommended as not to injure the
wool grower and not to make the con
sumer pay too high prices.
NAPOLEON. Ohio. May IS.?Presi
dent Taft addressed a large crowd, con
S(sting mostly of farmers, here, de
ending his reciprocity treaty, and de
larlng he had redeemed all platform
^."Roosevelt says that I lack imagina
?on and sympathy and am puzxle-wlt
.ted," continued the President. "I am
Tiot so puzzle-witted but that I can
'?*11 the difference between the flfty
*n 111 ion -dollar treasury deficit at the
fnd of Theodore Roosevelt's two
terms and the forty-miUlon-dollar
surplus at the end of my first year
as President."
Mr. Taft declared Roosevelt should
not be nominated because of the char
acter ef bit campaign and because to
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Uncle Sam's Biggest Battle
ship to Cost $10,000,000.
Miss Claudia Lyon Is Sponsor for
Fighting Machine Will Have Crew
of 1,072?To Be Completed
December 17, 1913.
Length over all, r?78 feet.
Breadth at the water line, 95 feet
2H Inches.
Displacement with full load.
2S..'i*I7 tons.
Draft. 28 feet 6 inches.
Kstimated speed, 21 knots.
The estimated cost of the Texas
when completed is $10,000,000.
The armament of the Texas will
Ten fourteen-inch ,45-caliber
gun a
Sixteen flve-inch ,51-caliber rapid
fire gun?.
Four three-pounder saluting guns.
Four twenty-one-inch torpedo
Sh#> will carry sixty-three officers
and 1,000 men.
battleship Texas, greatest of the super
dreadnoughts yet constructed for the
United States Navy, was successfully
launched here today in the presence of a
notable company. As the big hull, gay
with bunting, started do*n the ways, lit
tle Miss Claudia I<yeh. daughter of Col.
Cecil A. Lyon, republican national com
mitteeman for Texas, crashed a; bottle of
champagne against the bow. There was
cheering and the scream of f tear* whistles
and sirens as the vessel gained momen
tum and finally plunged into the green
waters of the James river.
i Secretary of the Navy Meyer was pres
ent, representing the President of the
United States, and among his guests was
Miss Helen Taft.
Tae Texas witn all of her stores aboard
will displace 2S,:i?7 tons, or 1,000 tons
more than the great dreadnought Arkan
sas, now about ready for commission.
She is 573 feet long, 05 feet 2% Inches
beam, so that she will have almost 15
feet to spare in passing through the Pan
ama canal locks. Her draft will be 28
feet t> inches and her speed 21 knots,
which would have been high speed for a
cruiser a few years ago.
To Have Old-Type Engines.
It is a remarkable fact that the 27,000
horsepower required to maintain this
speed will be developed in the case of
the Texas by 'twin screw vertical, triple
expansion engines of the old type. Instead
of by turbines, which have been almost
universally adopted abroad in all naval
constructions. This machinery is in
stalled because of the conviction of Amer
ican naval engineers that the redpro
cat.ng engine is the most economical and
reliable for battleship practice.
The Texas presents some features of
interest entirely apart from her great
size. In the first place, her launching
came just about thirteen months from the
date her keel was laid; a remarkable per
formance for American shipwrights and
a, practical demonstration of their ability
to turn our warships as rapidly as any
nation in the world under proper incen
In the second place, the Texas will be
the first ship in the world to carry four
teen-inch guns. She will have ten of
them distributed in five turrets arranged
on a central line from stem to stern. The
biggest guns now afloat in the American
navy are the thirteen-lnch rifles of the
famous old Oregon type, while the best
that the British navy can do is to point
to their thirteen five-inch guns on their
latest battleships. In addition to these
monster guns the new American ship will
carry no less than sixteen five-Inch rifles
in place of the little three and four-inch
guns that were formerly regarded as suf
ficient for the secondary battery. The
increasing sise and power of the torpedo
boat destroyers and the enormous speed
of the chain-lightning cruiser has brought
about this doubling of the power of the
secondary battery, which must be relied
upon for very quick work in meeting
these attacks.
To Be Heavily Armored.
The Texas will be clothed with armor
in plenty; not only ever her vitals, but
even the ordinarily exposed ends of the
ship, but in conformity with the new rule
adopted by the Navy Department the de
tails of its thickness and general dispo
sition are withheld from publication lest
the information might be of profit to a
possible future enemy.
The Texas after she Is in the water will
be far trom complete, and she will not be
ready to go into commission until De
cember 17 next year. As she emerges
from the builder's hands her total cost
will be about $10,000,000.
The launching of the great ship drew to
the yards of the Newport News Ship
building Company a notable gathering of
distinguished persons. Though President
Taft was prevented by his absence in the
middle west from attending, be was rep
resented by Secretary Meyer, who came
down from Washington with his family
and his naval aid. L eut. Commander Pal
mer, on the pr&tident al yacht Mayflower.
There was a'liberal sprinkling of sen
ators and representatives in Congress;
most of the heads of the great naval bu
reaus. Gov. Colquitt of Texas, with a
numerous delegation from that state,
Gov. Mann of Virginia, with his staff,
and last, but not least, little Mlas Clau
dia Lyon, daughter of Col. Cecil Lyon,
republican national committeeman from
Texas, sponsor of the Texaa.
Resolution for Investigation of
Department "Press Agents."
Representative Nelson Charges Mis
use of Government Franks.
Alleged That Department of Agri
culture Furnished Misleading
Statements of Heat Probe.
Angered at what he terms "garbled and
misleading reports" which have been sent
out from the Department of Agriculture
during the present meat investigation by
the Moss committee of the House, Repre
sentative Nelson of Wisconsin today In
troduced in the House of Representatives
a resolution calling for a complete in
vestigation of all departmental "press
It is charged that every day while
the committee has been hearing wit
nesses in the meat investigation news
papers and newspaper correspondents
have been getting a statement from the
Department of Agriculture on depart
ment stationery and carried under a
government frank. The statement has
been generally marked "important
news matter," and has purported to be
an accurate account of the proceed
ings of the committee, the testimony
of the witnesses, etc.
Alleges Reports Are Garbled.
Mr. Nelson says these reports are
colored to suit the department's use,
and charges that the "frank of the
Department of Agriculture, with a
penalty of $300 for private use, is be
ing daily used in circulating private,
garbled and misleading reports among
newspaper correspondents."
He also charges:
That government stationery is being
used to send out personal attacks on
witnesses before the investigating com
mittee; that unofficial circulars have
been printed at government expense and
mailed to members of Congress under
the frank of the department; that of
ficial messengers have been used during
the present investigation to help dis
seminate* these circulars and "news re
ports," and he also makes the state
ment that the department has been
sending its clerks to the hearing armed
with pads and pencils to "take notes."
Includes All Bureaus.
The press bureau of the Department of
Agriculture is aimed at in the resolution,
but It will also include the press agents
of other government departments and
bureatf* In this city.
The resolution calls for a committee of
five representatives, authorised to Inquire
iitto the conditions surrounding the estab
lishment, existence and duties of these
various bureaus, and "to make recom
mendation to the House as to what steps
are necessary to protect public funds
from newspaper exploitation without
warrant of law."
Expert Working Under Direction of
Representative Moss.
Representative Moss of Indiana, chair
man of the House committee on expendi
tures in the Agriculture Department, sur
prised that committee today by announc
ing that under his direction a well known
expert veterinarian whose identity he
withheld was quietly. investigating the
packing centers.
Representative Nelson of Wlnconsin,
author of th?" resolution for a full Inves
tigation of the meat inspection service,
asked that Dr. J. P. Harms of Fremont,
Ohio, one of fifteen scientists who Mr.
Nelson has offered in order to substan
tiate his charges, be produced as a wit
ness. The committee agreed to hear both
Dr. Harms and the unknown independent
investigator, after which action will be
taken upon the Nelson resolution.
Fifteen Thought Lost in Collision Off
Nova Scotia.
HALIFAX, N. S., May 18.?A wireless
message received here from the steam
ship A. W. Perry indicates that the
schooner with which the steamer was in
collision Thursday went down with the
loss of all on board, probably about fif
teen men.
After the collision, which occurred not
more than twelve miles from the harbor
of Liverpool, N. S., in so dense a fog
that the officers of the Perry could not
make out what vessel they had struck,
two of the Perry's boats were sent out to
search. The second boat returned last
night after cruising about for more than
a day and reported that the only trace of
the missing ship seen was a fragment of
the boom. Officers of the Perry agree
that the schooner was struck a blow
which probably sunk her at once.
Japan's New Ship Heaviest of Kind
Yet Built.
18.?The new Japanese battle cruiser
Kongo was launched here today from
Vlckers* yard in the presence of the
Japanese ambassador and many of the
foreign naval attaches, as well as thou
sands of the general public.
The Kongo displaces 27,500 tons, and
is .the heaviest battle cruiser yet built.
She is one of four sister ships, the other
three of which are being built in Japan.
She carries eight fourteen-inch guns and
sixteen six-inch guns. She is fitted with
turbine engines, estimated to develop a
I speed of twenty-eight knots.
Meets Candidates for Delegates to
National Convention.
COLUMBUS, May 18.?Senator Robert
M. T-a Follette came here today from
Bowling Green, Ohio, where he last night
made the first speech of his second visit
to Ohio in his campaign for the republic
an presidential nomination.
The Wisconsin senator conferred with the
two La Follette candidates for delegates
to the national convention from this dis
trict. after which he - was scheduled to
address an open-air meeting In a public
park. Senator La Follette will leave for
Toledo after his afternoon meeting.
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Hymeiia Crevasse Near New
. Orleans Threatens $12,
000,000 of Property.
Telegrams received by members of the
Louisiana delegation in Congress pro
testing against the sudden stoppage of
government work upon the great Hymeiia
crevasse, near New Orlenas, which (
threatens to destroy $12,000,000 worth of
property, resulted in the direction of in
quiries of Gen. Blxby, chief of engineers.
These developed the fact no orders had
gone forward from this city to suspend
the work. The Louisiana senators were
told that this was entirely in the hands
of the Mississippi river commission and
that the inquiry should have been direct
ed to Col. Townsend, the president of
that commission at St. Louis, which is
alone authorized by Congress to care for
the Mississippi levees.
Appeal Is Registered.
Last Thursday an appeal came to the
chief of engineers from New Orleans
for an allotment of $150,000 to close
the Hymeiia - crevasse. Capt. Sherrill,
the engineer officer in charge at New
Orleans. wns told that *50,000 was
available for Immediate use, and that
sum might, be Increased by the Mis
sissippi river .commission by about
$100,000 If the plans presented to the
commission -met with its approval. , ?
It is a rule in such cases as this
for the commission to confine its ac
tivities to "tying" the ends of the
crevasse with crib work to prevent its
extension, and then gradually to close
the break on the line of the destroyed
levee, thus continuing a permanent sys
tem of improvement.
If it is decided to attempt to check or
diminish the rush of water on to the
farm land that must be accomplished by
the construction of some temporary re
straining work in the nature of piling,
filled in with sand bags and brush in the
shape of a loop, considerably to the rear
of the broken levee. Such work-is left
to be done at the expense of the com
munity affected by the overflow, for the
reason that It Is always purely tem
porary. ' " . " ~
Position of Engineers. - -
The army engineers do not feel author
ized to expend the money appropriated by
Congress for the permanent improvement
of the levee system except in restoring
the broken levees on the line of the orig
inal embankments.
It is believed here that this is the
explanation of the reported suspension
of work on the Hymeiia crevasse,
the Mississippi river commission
probably looking to the planters 'to
construct this temporary work at their
own expense. That plan was followed
in the case of the famous crevasse of
1903 at the same point. The planters'
temporary loop levee did not complete
ly stop the flow of water, but so re
strained it that It could be for the
most part carried off into the interior
lakes by the natural water courses,
thus reducing the damage from $20,
000.000 to $2,000,000.
Moritz and Max Bosett File Papers
in Bankrnpcy.
NEW YORK, May 18.?Moritz and Max
Rosett. private bankers, filed papers In
bankruptcy here today showing liabilities
of $746,000 and apparent assets of $94.'*,
000. The firm, which has branches in
Perth Amboy, N. J., Jersey City, Wilkes
barre and Youngstown, Ohio, suspended
business recently after a run begun by
depositors In Perth Amboy and extended
to the other branches.
Costly Fire in Marion, Ind.
MARION, Ind., May 18.?Fire early to
day destroyed the Marlon block on the
public square, causing damage estimated
at $150,000. The building housed the First
National Bank, a Ave and ten cent store,
and numerous flats.
Agreement Reached by Con
ferees on Army Appro
That the present cavalry strength of
the United States be maintained and not
reduced by five regiments as proposed
by the House is the agreement reached
by the conferees on the army appropria
tion bill. The conferees have had sev
eral long sessions in an effort to reach
an agreement or a compromise on the
many questions of difference between the
two houses, especially over its legislative
provisions, and they have adopted a re
port to be submitted to both houses of
Congress Monday.
As the bill passed the House it pro
posed many changes in the army organi
zation, but the Senate, knocked out many
of the proposals.
The House, for instance, proposed to
increase the enlistment period to five
years; the Senate desired tp maintain the
present period of three years. It is un
derstood that there has been a com
promise, making the enlistment period
fo?r years.
Upon the proposal of the House for the
abandonment of about twenty forts which
have small garrisons the conferees strug
gled long. This was one of the pet
economy plans of the House, and its con
ferees were Insistent upon the plan. A
provision for the appointment of a com
mission to investigate the whole subject
of small forts and make recommendations
for the abandonment of some of them, it
was reported today, will be reported by
the conferees.
1"Mr. Dooley on
the Campaign."
pipe hat is dented in. his
collar Is loose, an' his clothes
look rumpled. 'What kind iv
a- place Is this they sint me
to?" he says. 'I niver in me life
sees such a bunch iv ign'ranee.
Th' idee iv givin* thim votes makes
me want to cry. O, dear, what am
I sayin'? That isn't right. What
was it they told me to say? O,
yes. Boys, I'm glad to meet ye.
Ordher what ye want on old Bill
Taft. That's th' way ye like to be
talked to. Don't stand on eere
" 'Don't call me Misther Prlsi
dint. Call me Bill?Old Bill. I like
it. It chokes me, but 1 like it. I'm
a fighter. Don't ye make anny mis
take about that. I ain't anny long
er th'- bale lv hay me pridicissor
says I am. I've been crooly threat
ed be this man. I can't get back
at him too hard or he might threat
me worse, but I'll put up me hands
in front iv me face annyhow. He
says I bit th' hand that fed me.
But what was he feedin' me? His
hand was in me face whin I bit
it.' "
Tomorrow in the
Special Features Section
HEN prob'bly
th* dures
swing open
an' a stout
gint leman
stands there
fr a minyit,"
says "Mr.
Dooley," in
his article on
the political
"His stove
Had Not Been Awakened
When Light Breakfast Was
? Taken to Him.
K " ?
BOSTON, May 18.?A deep sleep, under
the Influence of opiates, shut out a world
of agonies from the troubled mind of
Clarence V. T. Richeson during the earlier
hours of today.
A light breakfast was carried to the
prisoner's room by one of the attendants
shortly after 8 o'clock. At that time
Richeson still was sleeping, and the food
was taken back to the kitchen of the
prison hospital. Chaplain Stebbins re
mained near the little iron cot upon which
the condemned man rested, ready at a
moment's notice to offer him consolation*
The Rev. Dr. Herbert S. Johnson drove
into the prison yard about 9 o'clock and
went into the death thouse a short time
Dr. Johnson did not awaken Richeson,
but remained by the cot after a short
conference with Warden Bridges and the
Fortitude Gives Way.
The fortitude of the former clergyman
gave way last night. The collapse came
while the condemned man was alternate
ly beseeching his counsel to have his
body buried beside that of his mother in
Virginia, and raving over the fancied per
secution of the two guards.
4 Richeson learned definitely for the first
time yesterday that he must meet death
by electrocution. Through the day he bore
himself with outward calm. Little by
little the import ol the decision began to
impress itself on him.
Some one of those who entered the
death chamber imparted to the prisoner
the fact that his tather did not care to
have his body taken to Virginia for
burial. Richeson at once gave way to
his emotions and Implored of his coun
sel, William A. Morse, that' arrangements
be made so that he might lie beside his
mother in the family lot.
Sloans and Shrieks.
It was nearly twelve hours after he
learned that he must die that Richeson
burst out in a paroxysm of grief. He
threw himself on his cot and moaned and
shrieked. His arms and shoulders
twitched, his face was drawn, and from
time to time, as his glance fell upon the
two guards, he would cream in horror,
crying: "They're watching me! They're
watching me'"
Warden Bridges sent for the prison
physicians. That official was not at home,
and Dr. Frederick L. Lyons of Charles
town was called. When Dr. Lyons ar
rived Richeson was still more or less
hysterical, but apparently unconscious.
Dr. Lyons ministered a sedative, and the
prisoner went to sleep about 2 o clock.
Lawyer Persuades Him Not to Make
Trip to Boston.
Special Dispatch to 'I he Star.
LYNCHBURG, Va., May 18?V. T.
Richeson, the aged father of Clarence
V. T. Richeson. who is to pay the
penalty next week for the murder of
Avis Linnell. after a long conference
here with John L. Lee of counsel for
his son, was persuaded not to go to
Boston to see his son before his electro
cution. .
At the request of the father, Mr. Lee
at once took steps to secure Richeson's
body after electrocution and have It
buried in a cemetery In or near Boston.
Mr. Richeson's first impulse was to have
the body brought back to Virginia for
burial, but his attorney persuaded him
not to do this.
Samuel W. Taylor Dead, Aged 76.
NEWARK, N. J., May 18.?Samuel W.
Taylor, who was for many years confi
dential assistant to Capt John Ericsson.
Inventor of the (Monitor, is dea4 here. He
was seventy-six years eld.
Mexico Hopes to Crush Revolt
in Next Three Days.
Federals Pressing Northward to At*
tack Insurrectos.
Shipment of Munitions of War and
Provisions to Rebels Would
Then Be Stopped.
BL PASO. Tex.. May 18?The Mexican
federal government, by a series of ma
neuvers that are expected to come to a
climax In the next three days, hopes to
deal so crushing a blow to the lnsurrecto
movement In the north as to cisperse
the army of rebels.
While Gen. Orozco, with 5,000 rebels,
is holding strategic positions between
Rellano and Jimenez, and Gen. Huerta,
with an equally strong force of federals,
is only fifteen miles away today, pressing
northward to attack the insurrectos, sharp
fighting is looked for all the way to the
American border. Juarez likely again
will fall into the hands"of the constituted
Communication by wire and rail south
of Juarez will be severed within two days
by advancing columns of federals. Chi
huahua, where there are hundreds of,
American residents, will be cut off from
both the north and the south and the
government plans to drive Orozco back
into that city and force him to surrender
or take to the hills. Chihuahua is likely
to be the lust stand of the rebels.
Plans to Surround Juarez.
The arrival of a federal column at San
Ignacio, forty-five miles east of Juarez,
today, was the first warning of a well or
ganized campaign in the rear of the main
rebel army. It is planned to surround
Juarez and destroy the connecting link of
the insurgents with the United States.
Three columns of federal volunteers are
converging on Juarez with the purpose of
forcing its surrender. One column of 2.10
men has marched up the Rio Grande to
San Ignacio; another, numbering <100, is
approaching the city from the west, and
a third detachment is marching from the
The capture of Juarez would stop the
shipment of munitions of war and provi
sions to the rebels.
Says Madero Must Resign.
NEZ, Mexico, May 18.?The three dele
i gates of the league of Social Defense,
sent from Mexico City to talk peace with
Gen. Orozco, left yesterday for Juarez.
Orozco told them the resignation of Ma
dero was essential to end the revolution
Official information regarding the taking
of Mapimi by CqI. Canales still la lack
ing. At headquarters there is a disposi
tion to discredit the report.
MEXICO CITY, May 18.?Paacual Oroz
co, ih an interview received by El
Imparcial from its correspondent in
Jimenez, admits facetiously that the
"cientiflcos," by which term he desig
nated Enrique C. Creel, minister of for
eign relations under Gen. Diaz, and mem
bers of the wealthy Terrazas family, have
aided the revolution.
"From them we have taken cattle,
horses and grain," said Orozco. "because
they are the richest men in Chihuahua.
To be sure, we have done this against
their will, but the fact remains that they
have aided the revolution."
Transport Buford Will Again Pick
Up Americans in Mexico.
The State Department has been notified
that the Buford arrive dat Sallna Cruz
the ltith instant. The general conditions
in that district are unchanged, though
Minatitlan has been raided by a band of
marauders. The Buford will start at once
on her trip northward. She will touch
at Manzanillo on or about May 22, at San
Bias about May 23 and Mazatlan about
the 24th, and will be prepared to take on
board Americans who may wish to re
turn to the United States. State Depart
ment officials express the hope that all
deserving Americans wishing to return
and who are without other means of do
ing so will avail themselves of the oppor
tunity offered by the Buford.
Further information regarding the bat
tle last Sunday indicates that the rebels
were badly beaten and suffered a large
loss in dead and wounded and also in sup
plies. It is reported also that skirmishes
which have taken place in the last few
days east of Chihuahua have resulted fa
vorably to the federals. General condi
tions in Mexico seem to be quiet except
for renewed disturbances in the states
of Puebla, Tamaulipas and Oaxaca. No
gales and Saltillo are reported quiet and
conditions are unchanged.
May Make Only One Other Speech
Before Primaries, It Is Said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 18.?After
spending today in his office Gov. Judson
Harmon will go to Delaware, Ohio, to
night to speak in the interests of his
candidacy for the democratic nomination
for the presidency.
After tonight's address it is said that
the governor probably will make only one
more speech before the primaries next
Tuesday. He has not yet decided where
this speech will be made.
Two County Officers and One Other
Man Killed.
a revolver battle at San Diego, sixty
miles west of Corpus Christi, today .two
county officers and one other man, all
Mexicans, were killed. Three of the
fighters were arrested.
The dead are Pedro Esmal, county and
district clerk of Duval county; Antonif
Anguiana, deputy sheriff, and Candelario
Submarine Boat Is Dragged Into
Deep Water.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., May 18.?The
efforts of the collier Lebanon and the
revenue cuter Itasca to pull the stranded
submarine boat Tuna off the sand bar
where she struck Thursday, while run
ning under water from Newport News,
Va? to Bridgeport, Conn., were finally
At 11 a.m. today those watching from
the shore saw the submarine, which is
three miles on in the ocean, slide into
; deep water.
Announces That Suspension
Will Stand Pending Thor
ough Investigation.
Declares Umpire, on Appeal, Would
Hr.ve Had Man Put Out.
Says Refusal of the Tigers to Flay
Is Matter for Owners of
Club to Look
CINCINNATI. Ohio. May 18? Presi
dent B. B. Johnson of the American
League on his arrival here today said he
had sent the following telegram to Man
ager Jennings of the Detroit team:
"Cobb's suspension stands untij the
matter Is fully investigated. If teams re
fuse to play that is a matter for the
club owners to make good on. I'mpite
would have put the man out of the stand.
Cobb had no right to attack him '
President Johnson appeared grimly de
termined to keep Cobb out of the game
until the matter had been fully investigat
ed. The matter of the players refu^.ng to
play until Cobb was reinstated seemed to
him to be of secondary consideration.
This, he declared, was a matter for the
club owners to attend to. Mr. Johnson
"Speaking of the case unofficially, it
looks as if Cobb went way wrong ;n his
actions. Of course, he may have had
great provocation. The fellow may have
abused him just as Cobb claims he d d ?
but where are the rules, and what are
they for?"
Should Have Appealed.
"Cobb had but to appeal to the um
pire. The umpire, upon Cobb'a re
quest, would have had no option, lie
would have had the rooter thrown out
of the ball park, and that would hav<*
been the end of the affair. What right
did Cobb have to rush Into the stand,
knock a man down and kick him with
his spikes? Of course, I want to hear
ail the evidence on both sides, but on
the face of the returns I tail to see
where Cobb can be justified.
"As to the threat of the players?
their refusal to appear In any future
games?that Is a matter for the club
owners to make good on. It is up to
them. They must take care of that
paVt of the affair, and I can only en
force the rules concerning fines In
flicted en clube for failure to appear."
Issues Official Statement.
President Johnson issued the following
official statement shortly after noon.
'U am amazed at the attitude of
Player Cobb and his teammates toward
the American League, wnich. while in
sistent on good order on the field and
strict compliance with the rules of the
game, has always extended considera
tion to. and provided protection for. Its
"Player Cobb was indefinitely suspended
on the report of the umpire in charge of
the game In which this unfortunate inci
dent occurred. This did not, and does
not, mean that the order would remain in
force longer than was absolutely neces
sary to make a thorough investigation of
the affair. I did not fix a specified term
for his ineligibility for two reasons?first.
II did not know the exact ttme that would
be required for the examination; second
ly, until the Investigation was completed
I could not determine whether the player
was guilty as charged.
"An American League player who is
taunted or abused by a patron has only
to appeal to the umpire for protection
against attacks from the grandstand
or the bleachers to have the objection
able party evicted from the Krounds.
This has been our practice In every
ark in our circuit and the policy will
e continued.
"It follows that there was and Is no oc
casion for a protest at the suspension of
Player Cobb by him or his associates, aa
he could have obtained immediate redress
and full protection by complaining to the
Sentiment With Johnson.
Johnson came here to attend the formal
dedication of the new stands erected at
National league Park. Many other
notable base ball men are on hand to
participate in the ceremonies. Sentiment
appeared to be with Johnson In the stand
he has taken.
President Lynch of the National I.*agu*
declined to discuss the affair, but August
Herrmann, chairman of the national base
ball commission, indicated sympathy for
Johnson, and apparent determination to
stand by the American League president
if the case should come before the com
Charles Comlsky, president of the Chi
cago American League club, discussing
the possibility of the Philadelphia Ameri
cans Joining the Detroit players in a
sympathetic strike, said: , , . ,
"I cannot believe that the Philadelphia
players will go so far as to wage a
sympathetic strike. They think too mucfc
of Connie Mack to embarrass him in any
Tigers Will Ga to Field;
Not to Play Without Cobb
PHILADELPHIA. May li.?After a
secret meeting at their hotel, lasting
more than an hour, in which all the
Detroit players, including Cobb, par
ticipated. Manager Jennings announced
at 12:40 p.m. that the men had decided
to play today if he could not succeed
In getting a team of twelve players
The players took this stand. Jennings
said, to save the Detroit club the for
feiture of the game and a consequent
fine of $5,000. . ? .
Shortly before 1 o'clock the Detroit
players began another secret meeting,
this time Jennings being absent.
It lasted but a few minutes and at Its
conclusion "Davy" Jones, acting as
spokesman, said the players would go t?
the ball park this afternoon ** rolforu
and If Cobb Is not permitted to play they
w 11 take off the uniforms and turn theni
over to the players who may have beet*
secured by Jennings.
Jones said Jennings misunderstood the
purport of the action taken at the first
""Earlier in the day Jennings had an
nounced that he was trying to get a team
of semi-professionals
When asked where he expected to se
cure the players, Mr. Jennings said: "I
need twelve, and X expect to get twe

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