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*K8 'iS"JSt 1 ll" hl> JltM l>ttfit*t ?KT AT "7?" ,n Was",ns-: winds W J I I W[ I II 1/^ III I I I I I A w^o reads reads The - ? - Sfi IV /^VilVl UUJU iPidl 4 I ? I y CT.OSIVG MEW YORK * *_ STOCK QIOTATIOXJ 20 "S?" ' ' ' AV ASHINO I ON, D. C., THURSDA Y, A PR IL 1(1. 1914 ?TWENTY-FOUR P \( JES ? ?: ONE CENT. Declares Attitude of W. R. and E. Company Is Always ?Resistant." APPEALS TO THE COURTS FROM All REGULATIONS! Corporation Couns'l and Engineer Commissioner Harding Before Committer on Fending Bill. 1 orporasMon ? 'oun<",i Syme called on the fatftert- of th? ? "on^Jitutlon today before fhr. Hons* rnmmitt.'.' It) bear wittiebS that t h? Washington Railway and t-Jlectric ?"omf-;inv was ? fierce fighter and that tlir o>"ders ami regula tions of ti . public utiliti. s commission automatically termed un.-mi: ti tutiooal b; that concern f"' e:irs t" rom*1. If Thomas .Infferson. Madison and H.?mfl:ton. the fathers of tlir Constitution, ? ould reincarnated and ? ?>uld come hen- and draft h bill to cover ?ni?- wf the necessities sirising regarding the public utilities of the I >i strict: and if tuey could aivo all their primal knowledge Of the ? institution to tb- drafting of tbe bill, and could give their fullest kno^bdge a? To the constitutionality of tic bill, it j would not escape being: tak- n to tbe high est -'injrt by the Washington Ua'lway and Klcetric ?'ompan.v," Mr. Syme. said "The attitude of tb- company bafl been a re sistant on** all tbe way throug 1 - ?We ..-an t pass the simplest order re garding the front platform of a ear or a running board without tbe eom taking It to court ." Mr Svnie predicted that tbe attitude ?.:? ; lie .'-ompaBj * ould lead to municipal ? ?w :?<rs hi p. Bill Under Consideration. T r- sub.i? ??*t being discussed was tbe bill to prevent street railway companies and electric power companies to be controlled by the same set of owner,^ to prevent one from being owned o ?' eon trolled directly or indirectly by the other. The measure was introduced by <*hatrman Johnson of the District com mitter at the request of the Commis sioner.*. and is a Commissioners' bill. Commissioner Harding preceded Mr. Syme. and read much of the recent re port of the public utilities commission, following the investigation into the Washington Railway and Electric Com pany and the Potomac Electric Power Company. He paid much attention to the claim that a million dollars' worth of the power company stock has no earning capacity?that is, is "water." "They have paid $105,000 on this stock, said the Commissioner, "and they re ceived nothing for this stock but a promise from the railway company to give the power company a two-thirds interest in a power plant site as repre sented S>y the 3,334 shares of the Great Falls Power Company. The latter stock was purchased for #125.000. and has been non-productive up to this time." He said that the boards of directors of t^ie Washington Hallway and Electric Company and the Potomac Electric Power Company are ? ?nmposed of identical men. Reasons for Wanting- Legislation. Asked by Chairman Johnson for the reasons for passing the bill. Commis sioner Harding said. It is because of the intimate rela tions between the two companies, the ? ontrol of the affairs of the companies by the same directors, who make con tracts with themselves: the obscurity on the part of the railway company as to the revenue earned by the railway ompany on account of the profits from the power sold to subsidiary lines, and 11:? fact that the additional million dollars" eapitalization was obviously made to affect the dividend rate. The objeet we want to reach is to re ? idire the railway company to dispose of its stock in the power company. We don't want the same directors on both boards of two public utilities. The direc tor- of the tw o companies have the mat ter in their own hands, and from the ?enemies received from the sale of cur rent to the general public are enabled to dec!ar? lari:e dividends." Representative Reed stuck to the opin ion that om of the vital issues was that ?*' rat'.*, and declared that if legisla tion --ould be enacted fixing rates to be ?std ''tween tin power company and the railroad comja.iy and between the j-owe) company and the general public :? fnir deal ail around would be accom plished. Not the Only Difficulty. < 'omnnsaione: Harding said that the matter of rates does not comprise the entire difficulty which the utilities com mission finds with respect to the two companies. lie also said that rate Ax ing would depend on a valuation of the plants, and that litigation would result, for years to come. Representative Reed j elao asked what would be the eifect if tne bill worked a great injustice on the companies. Commissioner Harding said he did not think it would. "What benefit would the public get*'" asked Representative Gorman. "Decreased rates." said Commissioner Harding. Representatives Igoe and Johnson indi cated that the difficulty would not be bolved in their opinion by separating the boards of directors, as the stock of both companies could be owned by the same individuals, and that while the personnel of the boards could be changed, both :>oardx could easily represent the same interests Then this bill does not ?et at that evil, .t an evil exists. suggests Repre sentative Reed "Would you recommend that no indi vidual could own stock in both com panies?" asked Representative Mapes No. I would not go so far. an >wer?M the Commissioner. Contract Discussed. The - ommittee members discussed the contract which the power company had made with the railway company fix.ng a low rate of charge for power, and sev eral of the members seemed to indicate tiieir opinion that the contract is the by ?.s of a;l tlw trouble. l?ater Corpora - t on Counsel Syme rapped the contract, i He said tin companies held that no one had the right u> inquire into this con tract. and said that such an attitude in hi-- opinion made a corporation unworthv <?? its character. Michigan "Drys" Victorious. DETROIT. Mich.. April 1<5.?As a result of recounts of ballots cast In the local option elections of April ?> the "drys" have won two Michigan counties which first returns awarded to the "wets."' "Wexford and Ogemaw are the counties which now go into the "dry" column Of! the twelve counties voting on the saloon | proposition, the "drys" are shown to! ha c been victorious in ten. One county j changed from "dry" to "wet,"* o.ie re mained "wet." three voted iroin "wet" to "dry" and seven remained "dry." | Senators and Representatives Ask That Record of Trial Be Reviewed. APPEAL TO PRESIDENT TO STAY THE SENTENCES Question Conviction of Labor Lead ers Charged With Conspiracy. W. W. Vick at White House. V Ni*r,# -?' was made To President Wilbon t??day for rxecutne eleincney for Presi d'-nt I rnnk Ryan of the Rridg': and Structural Ironwork# rs and bin twenty seven associates. ? onvict?d of conspiracy to dynamite "opi-n shop" bridges and other structures throughout *h? Fnited Stat'"' The appeal was accompanied with the request I bat t>??-* \t!i?rn?y ?;??! ? ral be directed to ask the circuit court at Chicago to sta* 11 ??* tnan,l;?,?* of tho district ? court at Indianapolis. sending th. dynamiters to Iaa\cm* orth prison to serve various terms imposed upon them, pending investigation c' grounds ad vanced f??r executive pardon A del? nation consisting of two senators ami fight representatives in Congress, accompanied by I'i N. 'vV>line. attorney for the convict * d men, laid the case be fore the President. Want Record Reviewed. An investigation of tb< record of the trial was asked In the interests of the dynamiters, in the expectation that it will show* reason for the President to In tervene in their behalf. Ten men were convicted in the Indianapolis court over a year ago. Sentence has been Imposed upon them, and the Supreme Court has sustained the verdict. The delegation consisted of Senator Lewis of Illinois, Senator Dane of Oregon and Representatives Buchanan, GaJllgher and Gorman, all of Chicago: Graham of Springfield, 111.: Nolan and ,Kettner of California and Crosser of Ohio. Reports on Santo Domingo Affairs. Walter W. Vick, general receiver of j Dominican customs, was a caller at the White House today. Mr. Vick is In the United States for dual purposes?one per sonal, the other official. The illness of his wife, who is domiciled in Washing ton. brought him home primarily to see her. He also took the opportunity to pur chase a revenue cutter for the Dominican customs service. A letter received by him this morning from Pedro L. Nadal, president of the chamber of commerce, industry and agri culture of Santa Domingo, indicate* the appreciation in which the administration of the customs by General Receiver Vick is held. President Naaal speaks of the benefits accruing from the data provided and pub lished by the general receiver, and asks that the chamber of commerce be given a full service. In transmitting the letter to Mr. Vick. his deputy speaks of the growing feeling In his favor among the Dominican people, and of many evidences of the appreciation of his work by busi ness interests. Two New Vessels Needed. The Dominican customs service has four revenue cutters in use. two of which are about to be retired. Hoping to obtain two boats to replace these. Mr. Vick looked over the shipping market Tn New York. He was able to obtain property rights for the Dominican service in one vessel, about 100 feet long and sixteen feet wide, which, with alterations and repairs, will cost in the neighborhood of $30,000. This boat will be used in coast patrol. SHIP SENDS UP B0CXETS. Vessel in Distress Off Cape Porpoise, Maine, Calls for Aid. KENXEBUNKPORT, Me.. April 16. A large vessel in distress was sighted off Cap? Porpoise today. Rockets were sent up from a point not far from shore. It was snowing hard and a northeast wind held strong. The revenue cutter Woodbury started at once from Port land to render assistance. One observer on shore saw fifty rock ets between 5 and 6 o'clock. Another saw a few between - and 4 o'clock. The vessel apparently was close in shore, but the weather was so thick it was impossible to see any distance. There are many rocks in the vicinity. All coastwise steamers due at Port land were accounted for. It was thought some vessel bound to Portsmouth, N. H., might have lost its way in the storm. HEB DEATH IS PROBED. Grand Jury in Fayette County, j Ky? Investigates Simpson Case. IjEXINGTON, Kv.. April 16.?Investiga tion into the death February of Mrs. I^aura Wilder Simpson, former Chicago society girl, was begun today by the Fayette county grand jury. County of ficials and witnesses who testified at the two coroner's inquests and the physicians who performed two autopsies on the body have been subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury today. Coroner Gordon has demanded that Dr. W. H. Wilder of Chicago, father of the dead woman, furnish a copy of the an alysis of the dead girl's brain made by Dr. A. M. Peter and Dr. .1 H. Kastle several weeks ago. when Chicago pathol ogists came here and an autopsy was held. The coroner's investigation showed no powder burns on the girl's brain, while the- report of the pathologists showed the presence of powder burns. THE DAY IN C0NGBESS. Senate: Met at noon. Canals committee continued hear ' irigs on the repeal of the Panama | tolls exemption. Advocates of Senator Sheppard's resolution for a constitutional j amendment for prohibition were heard before the judiciary commit i tee. Houne: Met at noon. Resumed debate on the legislative I j appropriation bill. Foreign affairs committee adopt i ed a resolution sustaining President I ! Wilson in his action toward Mex | ieo. ' Immigration committee heard Commissioner Carriinetti on the Hindoo exclusion bill. ?ludiciary committee, in executive ; session, worked t?n the omnibus j trust bill. RACE TO TAMPICO EMS MARINES War Dogs on the Michigan Laying Wagers on Speed iest Trip. HOPE TO REACH PORT ! BEFORE OTHER WARSHIPS I Accident at Departure and Halt for ! Fog Depresses Spirits of Some of the Superstitious. BY WINGROVE BATHON. Staff O?ri"r*?spoo?l*nf of Thr Washington Star, on j boanl th.- I . S. hattlrsMp MIHiiga". f"r i Tamplm. ! ON BOARD TIIK I'. S BATTLESHIP (MICHIGAN (i?y wirclcs:J to Capo. May, | | N. April 16.- War dors of the L'nited1 | States Navy aboard the Michigan. restive j under two delays; that threatened to hold i them l?a'*U from participation in the first : ' f?? w days' action at Tampico, are jubilant today and laying wagers on the race with i | th? other battleships to Tampico, despite I th*- I land leaps ??f th* first day of ?hc | vuyagp i Aifter passing the Delaware break 4 water a*. 10 o'clock last night the Michi gan was foreed to anchor until 4 o'clock I this morning 0*1 account of the. thick I weather We are now steaming south ! ward, thirteen knots an hour, direct for Tampico. <'apt. Albert P. Niblack ex pects to reach Tampico Wednesda> Capt. Marix of the Marine Corps, who missed the Louisiana, is aboard the Michigan. Heavy Fog Delays. The heavy fog whieh forced the giant | warship to lie up for si\ hours cast a , gloom over the entire ship, and the heavy J force of marines aboard, eager to avenge Ian insult to the flag, eursed the 111 luck | that held them close to land. Today a bright sun ha-s dispelled their j discontent and ship drills are being par- ] ticipated in with vigor. Not one man aboard but is outspokenly eager to par ticipate in the demonstration against the Mexican government. As the wireless in strument Hashes and sputters, they crowd around, impatient to hear that their services will be called for. There has been considerable discussion aboard as to whether the Michigan will be stopped again before reaching Tam pico, but ('apt. Niblack said this morning that nothing but absolute necessity will cause the engines to slacken their speed until they enter the harbor at Tampico. The Michigan is> capable of making l!>Va knots an hour. Her guaranteed speed is 18.5 knots. She is gaining speed hourly, and the engine room says that with her boilers and turbines newly cleaned she will soon be making better than 1U knots an hour. Crashes Into the Dock. After feverish all-night work loading tons of coal and provisions for three months at the Philadelphia navy yard, the Michigan was delayed as she backed out from her pier by her bow swinging around and crashing into the dock. Six of the concrete pilings were injured and a part of the neck rail on the Michigan was torn away. She was towed out hv four tugs and started sea ward. But the i'nited States marines are nothing if not superstitious, and t slight mishap at the start started a story that the Michigan is a hoodoo ship, and when we were tied up in the fog off the Delaware breakwater many wished they were on som?: other war ship. With the wireless bringing repeated "no-stop orders, and the assurance that the Michigan turbines are the equal of any in the tieet, the marines and blue jackets today are excitedly discussing when they will pass the New Hampshire or the Vermont, or whether they will be first into Tampico. Ships Preparing and Under Way. NEW YORK. April 16.?The battle ship Louisiana, under orders to go to Tampico. Mexico, finished coaling early today and was ready to go to sea. The ship's departure was delayed a few hours, however, in order to pick up more of the shore-leave men. many- of whom had left town to visit their homes. BOSTON, April 16.?Work is being hurried on the cleaning of the battle ships Virginia. Nebraska. Rhode Island and Georgia at the navy yard here in view of the announcement from Wash ington that these vessels of the third division of the Atlantic fleet are to be sent to Mexico. The Virginia, flagship of Rear Admiral Frank E. Beatty, commanding the division, left the dry dock yesterday and the Georgia was docked today. DELAWARE BREAKWATER, Del.. April 16.?The battleship Michigan, which left the Philadelphia navy yard yester day to join the Atlantic fleet in its dem onstration against Mexico, passed to sea at S):30 a.m. today. SEATTLE. Wash.. April 16.?Orders | were received today substituting the cruiser South Dakota for the cruiser Pittsburgh as the ship which will carry ! .'*00 marines to the Mare Island navy yard. The cruiser Albany has been ordered made ready for sea. but lias not been ordered to sail. NEWPORT. R. I.. April 16.?The cruis j er Tacoma, which left Boston yesterday 1 for this port on her way to Mexico, had to light her way against an easterly i storm off the Massachusetts coast last night, during which the wireless room was flooded and the steam whistle dis , abled. URGES ANTIS TO ACTIVITY. Mrs. Dodge Says Suffrage Will Be i Chief Issue of 1916 Campaign. | NEW YORK April 16. -Woman suf i frage will be the chief issue in the next I presidential campaign, according to Mrs. 1 Arthur M. Dodge, president of the Na tional Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, one of the speakers at a meet ing yesterday of 1.000 women in celebra tion of the twentieth anniversary of the organization of the New York State As- I sociation Opposed to Woman Suffrage. Mrs. Dodge said the fight must be led by women, and urged that 500,000 mem bers be pledged at once for active work against the cause of equal suffrage. The time had come, she said, when "we must increase our organization and do national work.'' Fatal Quarrel Over a Woman. ERIE. Pa., April 16.?Mrs. Nora Me-I Bain was shot and killed here early to- i day at Maccabee Hall. Her husband and Samuel Stanton were arrested. Ac cording to the police, all were guests at a party in the hall, and the shooting was the outcome of a quarrel over an other woman. ? * n'*tr n !AKl*?*r lf 0i*> ?}o^oh- ?R0 .^pcr.sp ikp^s$iomtir artists msumron own k0*f taxahl! cstatf thau i-5 ownfd flr p.ilt/ neat and mimhcapolis c ovb'vcd -*170 ooo om hour wah w tv of l fans lmmvh-u mt> st paul comrinro amp c*"?ay, a reecarmtax. COKEY LEADS ARMY EAST Two Hundred Respond to Call of Bugle and Start March to Washington. MA881LLON, Ohio. April 16.?Headed by "Gen." and Mis. Jacob S. Coxey in an old phaeton drawn by a mule, the second ?'army" of the commonwealth, 300 strong, was assembled at the call of a bugle in Massillon's. business section at 10 o'clock this morning. From shanties along the railroad tracks outside the city limits, from the socialist hall and from the city prison the men gathered. Police author ities released all vagrants from prison who said they would leave town with the "army." Rev. Harry 1?. Wilson of Rockdale. Pa., official chaplain of the "army." offered an invocation before the "army" started on the march to Washington, praying for the success of "Gen." Coxey's program. In and about among the ranks* of the "soldiers" rode little David Coxev, '.the eleven-year-old son of the "general," clad in khaki and mounted upon a pony. He is the official courier for the "army." At a mass meeting held in the city hal! last night "Gen." Coxey outlined his plans to about 100 persons. Several thou sand persons assembled this morning to witness the departure of the "army." A large corps of newspaper correspondents and moving-picture men started on the' march with ttte "army." DISCUSS AIDS TO FARMING. Conference Urges Nation-Wide Movement to Lower Cost of Living. CHICAGO. April 16.?Recommenda tions for the establishment of a na tion-wide organization to reduce the cost of living by improving methods of farm production, marketing and co operation were presented today to the second national conference of market ing and farm credits. Establishment of a school of instruc tion to train managers of co-operative organizations and an expert service corps to advise with farmers were recommended in the committee's re port. LIVING MODELS THE CARGO. Vessel Will Touch All Lake Ports to Show Styles During Summer. CHICAGO, April 10.?A "cargo ' of liv- ! ing models, gowned in the latest crea 1 tions. designed by Chicago dressmakers, i will be exhibited this summer at the principal ports on the great lakes, ac cording to an announcement today by 1 the Chicago Dressmakers' Club. The dressmakers and designers who | will participate in the fashion trie plan ! to charter a lake steamer and to stop j ! at all of the lake resort cities. Tenta ! tlve plans provide that the cruise start about July 1. Among the cities to be j [ visited are Milwaukee, Detroit, Toledo. ! Cleveland and Buffalo. SURGICAL CONGRESS ENDS. International Association Delegates to Tour Country. NEW YORK. April 10.?With a short session at which there was a continua I tion of the discussion of Tuesday on surgery of gastric and duodenal ulcer the fourth congress of the International Surgical Association came to an end to day. Many of the delegates later at tended two dinlCB conducted by Ameri can surgeons. Among the late arrivals at the congress today were Prof. Arthur Schuller of Vienna, the V-t-ray expert. Prof. Schuller, it was said, made the Hist X-ray pho tograph of the human brain. Parties of the foreign surgeons planned to start today on a brief tour of the country before sailing for their homes. They will spend a day in each of the following cities: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Chicago, Rochester, Minn.: Niagara Falls, Montreal and Boston. They will return to New York April 'JS. RACES MAY START ' DESPITE MILITIA Tulsa Jockey Club Plan to Defy Threat to Shoot Horses. i CRISIS IS EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON Gov. Cruce Determined to Enforce Anti-Gambling Laws of Oklahoma. j TL'I/SA, Okla., April 18.?A crisis is ex j pected in the fight between ti?e state au I thorities and the Tulsa Jockey Club at j the Tul.^a race course this afternoon. With the course under martial law by j order of Gov. Cruce, and in face of threats by Adjt. Gen. Canton that he will I shoot horses if racing is attempted, of ficials of the club today made prepara i tions to continue racing as if nothing had ! happened. At the race track every entrance was guarded by soldiers and none save horse men were permitted to enter the grounds and these were all searched for firearms. It is stated that attorneys for the Jockey Club are seeking supreme court intervention at Oklahoma City to block Gov. Cruce's program enforcing the state anti-gambling laws. The governor de clared at Oklahoma City last night that while there was no law against racing horses the only way h'? ?-o>Jld prohibit gambling on the races prescribed by law was to prevent the racing, which he in tended to do. Shots Fired Over Jockeys. Disregarding a restraining order issued by Judge Al. A. Breckenridge of the su perior court, state troops took possession of the Tulsa fair grounds. When an at tempt was made to run a race carded for yesterday the militiamen fired a vol ley over the heads of the jockeys. Canton, who was in personal com mand of the troops, said that if another race were started the militiamen would fire to kill the horses, and officials of the Tulsa Jockey Club ordered the race meeting abandoned. Open betting was permitted Mon day and that night application was filed by county officials before District Judge I>. M. Poe. asking that an injunc j tion be issued prohibiting the placing of wagers. Tuesday a report was made I I to the governor that violation of the l state's anti-gambling laws continued, I and the proclamation declaring the track under martial law was issued. Two companies of militia were employ ed in stopping the races. First the stands were cleared of spectators and the races ordered discontinued. Ten horses entered in the first race were, however, sent to the post. The starter iost no time in dropping the bar rier and as the horses entered the stretch the militiamen fired over the heads of the jockeys. [ J. M. Stewart, a private detective, a | stable boy who attempted to lead a i horse from the track and a spectator | who tried to force his way through the j guard lines were arrested. Convicts to Work Overtime. LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. April 16.? Convicts employed in the twine plant at the Kansas state penitentiary yesterday agreed to a proposition made by the state board of corrections, to work over time in order to meet the demand of Kansas wheat growers for binding twine. For this extra service the men of the twine plant will be given reduction of sentences. The men will work from 0:30 o'clock a.m. until S30 in the evening. At the close of the day'* work they will be served an extra meal. SENATOR WANTS LIGHT ON PROHIBITION PLAN Insists Promoters Should Demon strate Efficacy of Constitu tional Amendment. ' Prohibitionists must convince senators ? that a prohibition constitutional amend I ment is the most effective way of light ! ing the liquor traffic before the Senate i will seriously consider the amendment, j according to the statement of Senator I Borah todav to advocates of the amend , ment before the Senate judiciary com mittee. | "My experience is that the federal I government does not enforce its laws I out my way." adde<l Senator Borah. No Longer a .Local Issue. Dr. James Cannon, jr.. superintendent of the Virginia Anti-Saloon League, I responded that no one could tell posi i tively as to the effectiveness of the | constitutional method of putting down the liquor traffic. He argued that prohibition was no long er a local issue, but a national one. and that when such a large proportion of the people desired to vote on the question, it was the duty of Congress to afford them that opportunity. He contended it was for the people and not for Congress to decide whether the method would be ef fective. Instead of interfering with state rights. Dr. Cannon asserted, the states would be left to enforce their own liquor laws not in conflict with the federal law ! just as they now collect taxes on the traffic along with the federal govern ment. Regards State Plan Ineffective. Senator Shepard urged that the state method of dealing with the problem was ineffective. "Should we leave liquor intrenched in a single state it would only he a small number of years until the whole battle would have to be fought over again,*' he said. Mrs Margaret Dye Ellis. Miss Anna A. Ciordon and others addressed the commit tee on behalf of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Representatives of the German-Ameri can Alliance, and Simon Wolf for various Jewish organizations, were granted the privilege of addressing the committee in opposition to the amendment Saturday, April 25. TRIAL TO FOLLOW BECKER'S. Siegel and Vogel Will Not Change Pleas of Not Guilty. NEW YORK. April 16.?John B. Stanch field. counsel for Henry Siege! and Frank Vogel. partners in the failed stores and other business enterprises in this city and Boston, notified District Attorney Whitman yesterday that his clients would not change tlie pleas of not guilty, en tered a week ago when fourteen indict ments were returned against them charg ing grand larceny and receiving bank de posits when insolvent. Siegel and Vogel probably will bo brought to trial following that of former Police Lieut. Charles Becker for the mur der of Herman Rosenthal. Vincent Astor Continues to Improve. NEW YORK, April ItS. -Vincent As tor" s condition continued to improve, it wtas said today at the country home j of his fiancee. Afiss Helen Dinsmore Huntington. "The doctors are reluct ant to say just how long it will 1>h before his recovery is complete,'" said Robert P. Huntington. Miss Hunting ton's father, "but he is noticeably bet ter." Suffragettes Burn Residence. LONDONDERRY. Ireland. April 16.? A suffragette arson squad burned a large residence here today. "Apply for damages to Sir Edward Carson" was on the placard they left behind. "White Wolf's" Brigands Defeated. PEKING. China. April 16.?Regular troops today severely defeated "White Wolf and his brigands, several hundred of whom were killed. HUERTA WILL SALUTE STARS AND STRIPES AS APOLOGY TO THE U. S. Promise to O'Shaughnessy Tends to Relieve Crisis in Mexican Situation. AMERICAN GUNS ARE TO BOOM CUSTOMARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT Our Fleet to Push on Toward Mexico?Congress Much Relieved by Latest Favorable Developments. Foreign Ambassadors Aid Negotiations. '?en. 1 luerta lias promised Charge O'ShaugluiesNv thai lie wil. order the federal forces at Tampico to tire a salute to the Stars and Stripes in apology for the arrest of United States bluejackets in i Tampico. But <ien. 1 luerta stipulated that the American ships should tire a salute in acknowledgment. Officials close t<. the President -aid this was in accordance with the naval practice of nations and accord ing to precedence. ('resident \\ ilson. describing Ins advices from .Mexico ^ it\ a verv encouraging, told callers late today that there was n? known precedent against returning a salute and that in the natural cour-e the United States would return a salute when lired. The President held that no recognition would he involved in | returning Huerta's salute and that when it was fired the incideiu j would be closed, apologies having been made for previous offense-. Mr. W ilson denied that at any time during the negotiation- prior j to today had 1 luerta ?ffered to lire any salute, though some subordi | nate officials did attempt to sound the American government on j the question of saluting the Dolphin. This was regarded a- a private -alute to the Dolphin and not to the American flag, and was de | clined. It was authoritatively -tated that the only point remaining to j be determined was the number of guns, and that this would be <peeH | ilv agreed upon. At the State. War and Xavy departments officials j considered the crisis passed. LODGE AGAINST RETURNING SALUTE. Officials pointed out that on occasions when the American naw ! had -aluted the flag of other nations as a result of difficulties at -ca. a salute in response had been fire. Officials pointed out that last week a proposal to salute the j Dolphin with the condition that the Dolphin return the salute wa re jec ted. It was explained that the proposal to salute the Dolphin was merely in the form of an inquiry from an under secretary ot the Mexican foreign office: that it proposed inerch a ship's salute and ; not a salute to the American colors, as is demanded. Senator Lodge, ranking republican on the foreign relati-y. - ! committee, contended that if Huerta's salute were to be acknowl edged the whole apology would be rendered valueless. Mr. I .<.dg<* i maintained that it was not a question of precedent CHIEF QUESTION INVOLVED. The otilv question involved in Huerta's condition was whether a salute of response would constitute recognition, but it was pointed out that the Washington government considers recognition a matte of intent in each case and would not so regard an acknowledgment o> Huerta's salute. The disposition of the administration i- understood to be to in crease the naval forces in Mexican waters somewhat, even after the salute is fired, so that in such an event only part of the <hip- now steaming south would be turned back Precedent Is Cited. As a. precedent for returning' a salute the State Department turns to the case of the French consul at San Francisco who. in 1S54. was taken before a local court in violation of a treaty. France demanded a salute and an apology. A compromise was reached b> which a French fleet was sent to fcan Francisco, the French colors wore sa luted bv the American shore battery. The salute was then returned :>y tin French flagships and the incident was closed. fore the President. <*harge Algara. rep resenting" Huerta here, was advised that some dispatches bad been re ceived. but was not fully informed of their nature. He was given to under stand that they brought "favorable news." Word of the promised rift 'n th? storm clouds spread quickly to th t'apitol, where the House foreign af fairs committee had Just adopted * re olution sustaining President Wilson in his attitude. Several resolution." were proposed, but one voting" to sus tain the President was adopted unani mously. The resolution will not be aken before the House unless t'.e Naval authorities seneraU> 'l^'* , crisis should not clear up finally and return of salutes ~tinn V,,.. 1 Wilson should find it necessary to ion as part of actional^eparat.onjo, ,!??*,ion b,fore CongreS!. I In the senate and House generally there was a mingled feeling of *rati fication and relief. an affront. 011 tile theory that such "alute is an amende honorable and must be met 111 that spirit by a proper a.' knowledgment. ,. Word or Huerta's decision virtually to accede to all the American demands came to the White House as the result of an executive session of the Mexican senate, to which Huerta outlined the en tire situation. ?????-. The news was received at tlv ?? lute House just as Secretary Bryan and act- , nesSv. inK Chairman Shivelv of the Senate ' foreign relations committee went into conference with President Wilson. Then it was made known that d's 1 patches from Charge O'Shaughnessy had i described his last night _ . , j factory." and officials said they were convinced that unless the charge had misinterpreted Huerta's intentions then was no doubt that compliance with the American demands for apology would be forthcoming within the next few hours and that the crisis would be passed. Battleships Push On. No orders were issued to the ships al ready steaming toward Mexico, nor was there any change in the plans for enforc ing President Wilson's demand. Some officials gave it as their personal view that after Huerta had complied with the demand for apology and saluted the American flag, some of the ships now under way might be turned back, but certainly not before. Diplomatic representatives in Mexico City under orders from their home for eign offices, anxious to avert a break, had pressed Huerta to yield, and Mexicans in the United States had advised him that to apologize would be the best thing for Mexico. It was well understood in diplomatic circles that both Count Von Bernstorff and .lules J. Jusserand. the German and French ambassadors, respectively, had been active through their foreign offices in bringing about a relief of the Mexican crisis. Just about the time Mr. O'Shaugb nessy's dispatches were being laid be Are Not Too Sanguine. Some officials because of their long fa miliarity with the evasiveness of Huerta were not inclined to be too sanguine over the dispatches from Charge O'Shaugh Privately they said they would J convinced when the salute actually was fired. Others who knew of the great pres sure brought upon Huerta d.d not crea tion that the dictator had seen the w s onference with Huerta, * ? , very cordial and satis-I dom of yielding. it became known that Gen. Huerta had been led to believe that his own state ment of apology last Saturday was ample redress; but when President Wilson was apprised of the situation he was not sat isfied and demanded a salute. Senators who heard of the reported offer of Huerta to salute the flag pro vided the American fleet fired a salute in return were inclined to the belief thai a return salute could not in any way be regarded as a recognition of the Huerta government. Sena to:* Shivelv. acting chairman of the for eign relations committee, said that it was the international custom to ??? turn such a salute as is demanded from the Huerta government. Is International Practice. " If Huerta yields to the ultimatum of the United States," said Senator Shivelv. "and should fire the salute to the llag, that salute, of course, would call for a return salute from the American licet. Such return salute could in n?? way be considered as a recognition of tii" Huerta regime. The Huertk govern ment is a de facto government, and it is the de facto government, which has been asked by the United States m salute the American colors. It is inter national custom to return such salutes. "Should Huerta yield to the ultimatum, necessarily it weuld remov* th.%