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h': . . 3 I A - v - - - FOL. 50. AfTl , H' MEXICO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1913. r4 SI NEW CONGRESS OF MEXICO MEETS LATE THIS AFTERNOON HUERTA HAD NOT CANCELED ORDER CALLING THEM TOGETHER.-- DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS MAY BE SEVERED IN CONSEQUENCE. i wise were informed but were equally jretiowjt. j The position that had hitherto been ; taken on the repudiation of mediation ;by Carranza la that this government I neither offered nor intended to offer 'mediation. The Washington admin istration has maintained merely that lit cannot recognize as legaJ, or have ! international relations with, the gov ernment at Mexico City and lias re peatedly pointed out that the sole prerequisite to American recognition was the elimination of lluerta. Car ranza has merely asked for assurances that " if the embargo on arms were lifted, he would give protection to for eigners and their interests,' ONE CHANCE OF PEACE NOW GONE cannot reasonably be required of it. "The demand which the railroad company refused was that the com- j pany should meet a joint or co opcr-! j ative committee for the purpose of j considering, discussing and settling. VILLA IS AGAIN IN COMMAN OF JUAREZ MARINES MAY LAND AT VERA CRUZ SOON X X X X S S S X s Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 15. S Provisional President Huerta's X cabinet ministers were summon- , ed to the naitoital palace this morning and went Into a special S session at noon today. Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 15. Sena' tors and deputies elected recently to form the new congress in place of that dissolved by Provisional President Huerta will meet at 3 o'clock this Afternoon, in their respective houses to choose temporary speakers. Early today President Huerta had given no indication that he intended to alter his views in connection with the demands made by John Lind, per sonal representative of President Wil son, that he prevent organization of the new congress. It would be no surprise in official circles here if the American embassy was withdrawn. Nelson O'Shaugh- nessy, charge d'affaires, received a communication from the Btate depart ment at Washington last night, which it is believed contained instructions governing his action. Unless the present plan is aban doned by President Huerta within the next few hours, the men chosen to replace those senators and deputies now prisoners in . the penitentiary, will assemble for a preliminary meet ing with Manuel Garza Aldape, min ister of the interior, as acting tempor ary chairman. Ordinarily this post would fall to pome member of the previous congress. Today's sessions are expected to be confined to the formality of selecting temporary dfflcers. First regular1 session for the trans action of business Js due to occur the afternoon of November 20. Rumors heard yesterday circulated with additional persistency today are that the American embassy will be withdrawn on Monday or earlier. Mr. Lind is credited with the authorship of these rumors and with the addi tional statement that marines are to be landed as a protest against Presi dent Huerta's defiance of the Wash ington government. In that event, it i.i probable that Vera Cruz will be evacuated by the federals. It is reported here that the govern ment army commander at Vera Cruz has been instructed in such an event to make no opposition but to with draw his force to some point nearer the capital and there await instruc tions. It is not improbable that there will be an eleventh hour alteration of the government's plan with reference to the meeting of congress today since it is not regarded as probable that Wash ington will recede from the stand an nounced by Mr. Lind that congress shall not meet as ordered by Presi dent Huerta. "In view of Venustiano Carranza's repudiation of any form of mediation by or alliance with the United States, Provisional President Huerta can do no less than Join him in his expres sion of patriotic sentiment and main tain unaltered his dignified attitude toward Washington." ThiB statement was made at the na tional palace today. This declaration appears to cast ex treme doubt on any renewal of nego tiations between Mexico and the United States, according to the view taken by well-informed persons here. They declare that it tends to sub stantiate the belief that no hope is left of an amicable adjustment. No indication had been given at the "United States embassy up to 10 o'clock morning that General Huerta had man ifested any desire to accede to the American demands relative to the Mexican congress on which it was re ported the limit was to expire at noon today. Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the Am erican charge d'affaires, denied, how over, that any limit had been fixed. There was some indication that the newly elected Mexican congressmen would meet for the purpose of organi sation at the hour specified, although rumors were current that a counter order would be issued by the provision al president at the last moment. Genera! Huerta is said to be yet un convinced of the advisability of re signing and it is suggested here that Venustiano Carranza's refusal of the proposition made to him by William Bayard Hale, personal representative of President Wilson, had had the ef fect" of bolstering him up in his de fiance. Washington, D. C., Nov. 15. The statement from Provisional President Huerta that he joined General Car ranza in repudiating mediation In any form by the United States was read to Secretatry Bryan, but he made no comment. White house officials like- ADMINISTRATION DEMOCRATS COMPLETE BILL Washington, D. C, Nov. 15. The six administration Democrats of the senate banking committee today laid their completed draft of the currency bill before Senator Hitchcock and the five Republicans. Mr. Hitchcock and the Republicans will endeavor to com plete the first draft of their bill by Tuesday and a meeting of the entire committee has been tentatively called for that day. The Republicans finally adopted a plan for guarantee of deposits. Sena tor Bristow brought in an amendment to turn profits of more than 25 per cent over to the government to form a guarantee fund am! redeem govern ment bonds. Senator Weeks reserved the right to oppose the guarantee plan on the senate floor. certain specified cases of grievances, ! sixty seven in number, some already settled, some in course of settlement and some presented for the first time, ! but all covered by the existing con ! tracts with each organization. I "It is one thing to consent to take ! up and discuss with representatives lot the train and engine men whether ! or not existing agreed methods for ; .dealing with grievances shall be! 'changed mid new methods substitute THAT IT IS AN EVASION OF THE1 1,(3 which wil lnvoh tlie recognition: or a join committee representing the ! lour organizations. It. is another and i quite a different thing to consent to r treat as abrogated, the provisions of ; " existing agreements relating to set-1 (IMC AMFRIPAN C THROUGH FEDERAL BOARD 7a"ve utp'e from f i I organizations as a proper body tor. j tj1R discussion and settlement of j grievances, and to consent, moreover, j E, ia80( Tcxa8, Xov. j.j.Two thou- u re-open mm lane up wiiu sucn com-R,,nd constitutionalists under the nuiiee a Datcn or grievances of the character described. UNION MEN TURN DOWN SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S OFFER TO SETTLE TRAINMEN'S STRIKE, DECLARING QUESTION. SETTLEMENTS COME ,' CAPTURES THE DORDER CITY AT ! 2 A.M. TO-DAY. FEDERALS FLEE. ' -REBEL LEADERS COUP COM i PLETE AND UNEXPECTED.--HE NEEDED AMMUNITION. KILLED ACCIDENTALLY Houston, Tex., Nov. 15. One of two peace proposals aimed to settle the Southern Pacific railroad strike was refused by labor leaders here today. They rejected Julius Kruttschnitt's offer to confer with the federated per- iscnnl command of Pancho Villa, this j morning at 2 o'clock, attacked and "The position of the oiiicers of the . took possession of Juarez. The battle company in respect to the pending lusted hut i short time hun the unions board, asserting that it. was ; demands of its employes has been! rebels were in complete possession, an evasion. President Wilsons move taken in performance of their duties Protection to Americans is prom for mediation remained as the onlyaa they are defined ln the renort of i ,sed b 0f, , vj d n egg. linnn fnti onaorlir uuti nniaiir I ...... . . ' "" ic" ""uu"'"" juie interstate commerce commission, i ed sorrow for the death of the "i"1 ' 'B"UCU If the company's employes have the American noaru or ivruttscuniu s oner is as roi- game regal-a for the commission's ro- lows: INDICTED MAN CALLS AND MAKES BOND. New York, Nov. 14. Everett Fowler of Kingston came fiere today to give bail on the indictment found against him yesterday charging that he, as a Tammany "bag man" extorted $250 from Seneca Hull, an up-state contrac tor on the threat that if Hull refused, his work on state highways would not be approved by inspectors. There was no session of the grand jury today but on Monday District At torney Whitman will take up the cas es of men alleged to have worked with Fowler. Norman E. Mack, former chairman of the Democratic state committee, to whose order Hull's check was made out, issued a statement today saying that it was a regular campaign contri bution, received in the regular way. HURL HAMMERS AT HEAD OF LONDON JUDGE London, Nov. 15. Women hurled hammers at the judge of the London sessions court at the Old Bailey to day when he sentenced Miss Rachael Peace, a militant suffragette, to 18 months' imprisonment, after she had been found guilty by the jury of set ting fire to a cottage at Hampton on the Thames, on October 4, last. A crowd of women had gathered in the court room and frequently inter rupted the procedure. On the pro- "Once more the Southern Pacitic of ficials are evading the issue. Mr. Kruttschuitt proposes the formulation of some plan to adjust future griev- jances without any regard to those ex listing. Such being the case, we can, as matters stand, have no reply." Mr. Kruttschnitt's offer was to dis cuss with a representative committee of the four labor organizations on strike, the question of inaugurating a system of dealing with controversies through a joint committee represent ing all four organizations. Except for a few passenger trains, the entire Sunset Central system was completely tied up. No violence had been reported anywhere on the 1400 miles of idle track between El Paso and New Orleans, The Southern Pacific railroad ex pected to operate fourteen passenger trains dally, maiming them mostly with its own officials. Among these are the east and west, bound daily transcontinental expresses, requiring eight trains for each way, to maintain their schedule. Julius Kruttschuitt, chairman of the executive committee of the Southern Pacific announced yesterday after noon that the railroad company was willing to dlscusB with a represtative j. committee of the fouMabor organiza-1 Hons now on strike the questions of i inaugurating a system of dealing with controversies through a joint commit tee representing all four organiza tions. "The railroad is willing to discuss with a representative committee !from the four organizations concern ed the question of port and recognize the duties which railway employes as well as railway officials owe to the public, they will not persist in their demands. Certain it is that if the traveling public has a conclusive voice in the determina tion of the controversy a due regard for its rights would lead to its ap p oval of the stand taken by the of beers of the railroad. The question in a nutshell is, 'Shall the company buy its peace with the employes at the price of the safety of the public?' "The answer must be given by the public. The company stands ready to submit its case to "the tribunal ap pointed by the people as its represen tative for the settlement of such controversies." munition and I wanted to replenish it. It is needless to say that. I got what I mine for. My men captured 9.1, (mil rounds of ammunition, two field pieces and two machine suns, (.ess than a third of my army took part in this capture. 1 h:ive 7000 men altogether and only ' are here with me. "It was the easiest fight 1 ever hud. i We losit ubnve five men. Our wounded j will probably number about 25. The ! federals' dead will number between j 25 and :iu men, while their wounded are about 30, I "I will be busy for a while and I j do not know what my next move will be. if the federals at Chihuahua de cide to follow me and try to recapture j the town 1 will go out to meet them ; that no battle will be fought within ' range of El Paso. But the federals will have some difficultly in getting : here for we have destroyed the rail ! way to the south." A man believed to be (ieneral Fran cisco Castro, commanding the federal garrison of Juarez, previous to the at.-j tuck, was arrested in El Paso at noon j today by police officers in a bouse in the southern part of the city and turn ed over to United States military oiii cers. He was in civilian clothing and had plenty of money on his. person. He declined to state whether lie was in El Paso when the battle opened or whether he tied alter it opened, and said he was Colonel Antonio Gobea, but the police say they are positive that he is General Castro. Lester Burnett, son of Mrs. A. L. Burnett, of EI Paso ,was shot through DEVELOP!.. ARE AWAITED BYJU. IF MEXICO WANTS TO REOPEN NE GOTIATIONS, IT'S THEIR MOVE. -DEFINITE ACTION WILL SOON MATERIALIZE IF THE MEXICAN CONGRESS MEETS. BRITISH MHlSliR GIVES HUERTA A FRIENDY TALK one victim of the fighting, Charlie Seggerson, an El Paso auto mobilist, who was killed in his auto mobile in the streets of Juarez during tne hand tnlg mornfnK( whiIfi standing in front' of hotel Catherine on South Federal Board Confers. Washington, D. C, Nov. 15. The federal board of mediation of concili ation conferred here today on plans to bring about a resumption of traffic on the Southern Pacific, pending a settle ment of the strike. Some announce ment was expected later. the fighting. Villa has sent south for additional troops and will make his headquart ers at Juarez. It is possible that Gen eral Venustiano Carranza, recognized head of the constitutionalists, will re move his headquarters to Juarez, as it Is the largest and most important border point In the hands of the con stitutionalists. At 11 o'clock today everything was absolutely quiet in Juarez and the con stitutionalists were preserving the best of order. At that hour General Villa declared that his loss in taking the town had been fut five men. He believed the federals had lost 20 or 25 men. General Francisco Castro, who com manded the federal garrison, is miss- Stanton street, by a stray bullet from the Juarez battle. He is a messenger boy. This is the only casualty, on the American side so far as is known. The Charles Seggerson mentioned in the above dispatch as killed In Juarez this morning, is distantly re lated to B. F. Seggerson, of this city, rate expert for the corporation commission. Rebels Are Active. Nogales, Souora, Nov. 1.1. Simul taneously with the taking of Juarez to day an attack was made by General Pablo Gonzales, constitutionalist com mander, on Victoria, capital of the Btate of Tamaulipas, according to an LAWLESSNESS FOLLOWS AS TROOPS LEAUE Calumet, Mich., Nov. 1.1. Lawless ness followed the withdrawal of the troops from Houghton county in the copper strike district this morning. At Plainsdale, five rille shots were fired into the home of a Champion mine workman. No one was hit. At the Franklin Junior mine, the naugurating the; home of a deputy sheriff employed at notincement of the sentence, they not ByBtem 0f dealing with controvers'os 1 the Baltic, mine was burned to the oiuy wiiew iiamniers ar me juage, Dut ; through all four organizations,' says smashed a number of windows and i Mr. Kruttschnitt's statement: "an-1 it glass doors. no agreement can be arrived at, to Four of (lie disturbers were arrest- nave the Cc;;'roversy adjusted in the ed after a hard struggle with the po- j ,,. rovfded hv the recent act if lice. ' I "It is further willing to have the 'controversy over its refusal to grant i 256 SAILORS AND MANY SHIPS, STORM'S TOLL OVERTURNED VESSEL NEAR PORT HURON IDENTIFIED AS THE CHARLES S. PRICE. -TOTAL OF DAMAGE IS NOW BEING COMPUTED. ground. At the Quincy mine, iimi strikers celebrated the withdrawal of the caval ry, by attempting to stop men going to work. Hand to hand fighting with deputies, but. the officers dispersed the strikers. A Calumet and Heela workman, the demands actually made, adjusted ; while returning from the mine hospi- by the board of mediation and con-tal, where he had received treatment ciliation or by arbitration as provided j for an injury, was set upon by two if the act of ctfngress. More than this (men and badly beaten about the head I ing. His body has not been identified 'announcement by Carranza, the con- among the dead. A request was made on EI Paso to furnish suregons to attend the wound ed, but Mayor C. E. Kelly, of El Paso, declined to permit them to cross over the line, according to Dr. R. L. Itamey. The mayor and Sheriff Edwards estab lished a boundary inside the T'nited States military line to hold El Paso- j o.m4 back out ofi denno.. No traffic ' is being .permitted be-, tween the two cities and the interna-j tional street car line is not in opera tion. Only persons with military passes are being allowed to cross the Sinaloa, having been taken yesterday. Mexican City. Little attention was paid to the re Firing from the Mexican side of the j mark until today when it was believed river at tin escaping federal prisoner j that. Juarez and Chihuahua city had by rebel guards resulted in Major R. j been referred to. E Mlehie, of the United States troops, t ' stitutionallst leader. It was said at constitutionalist head quarters here today that the success ful insurgent attack upon Juarez had been expected and was made at the same time with an assault on Chihua hua city, capital of the border state. News of the fall of Juarez was re ceived here early today and celebrat- l-v (hurinv PHkinuui .n l "Tit n v cers.- The constitutionalist leader told callers yesterday that he hoped to be able to announce today the fall of two more cities, Culican, capital of sending a preemptory demand to the rebel officers that they should not fire any more towards American soil under any circumstances. Tell the people of El Paso for me," APPOINTED MILITARY ATTACHE AT WASHINGTON. Tokio, Nov. 15. Lieut. Colonel Mat su Itauii of the Japanese army, was to- said Oeneral Pancho Villa this morn-1 day appointed military attache of the ing after the battle, at his headquart-1 Japanese embassy at Washington, ers. in the customs house, "that I re-1 gret deeply the death of the Ameri audi rit'ivftf In fhis hnttle ! "The reason I took Juarez was be cause tho five days of fighting at Chi huahua had depleted my supply of am- STEAMER BALMES IS ON FIRE IN MID-OCEAN Washington, D. C, Nov. 15. Well ington today awaited dispatches from Chiarge O'Shaughnessy as to the ef fect ot instructions sent him late last night by Secretary liryan, informing counsellors of lluerta, who have dis played an anxiety to reopen negotia tions, on just what conditions the United States would assent to further parleys. As the new Mexican congress, which the United States has refused to recognize as legally chosen, was to be convened by official order late today, it was expected here that definite de velopments in tho situation would materialize. Officials are confident that Huerta now realizes riot only that the United States is in earnest in its intention to oust him und may accomplish his elimination by lifting the embargo on arms, but also that Great Britain as well as the other foreign powers, have assumed more than a passive attitude of acquiesence in the American policy. The fact that Sir Lionel Carden, Brit ish minister to Mexico, is communicat ing to Huerta intimations of a strong character that he must eliminate him self. in accordance with American con tention, is said to be the development on which the siutatiou has turned within the last two days. The capture of Juarez, an Important l.ort through which munitions of. war might be passed for a vigorous cam paign on Chihuahua and the large cities to the south, is expected to have considerable effect in Mexico City. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REFUSES TO ENDORSE "DR. " EDGAR L HEWETT Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 15. One of the strangest mysteries in connection with the destruction of vessels and men on the Great Lakes by last Sun day's storm, was solved today when William Baker, a diver, identified the overturned vessel in Lake Huron, 13 miles northeast of this port, as the Charles S. Price, of Cleveland. The Price is said to have catried a crew of 28. All of the crew are believed to have been lost. Until today all efforts to identify the been in vain, and there were many conjectures as to her name. The gen eral opinion, however, was that she 1 wnnll ha fnnnrl in no olthpi- Ilia PHpo or the Regina. It is still thought that the wrecking of the Price and Regina must have been in the same locality. The diver, however, found no evidence of an other submerged vessel beside the PHce. The opinion that the two steamers went down near each other iB borne out by the fact that a body f.nm thn DvIaa , -f,nnil ..-.I'lt-tnir a -111. 1 1 1 1 T . . . Li ' 1 .. 1-II ... K . Regina life belt. The identification of the mystery ship" makes it certain that the boats claimed by the storm on Lake Huron, were the "John A. McGean, Charles S. Price, James S. Carruthers, Regina, Wexford, Argus, Hyrus and Isaac M. Scott, involving a death loss of ap proximately 195. The storm also took the Leafleld, William Nottingham, Henry B. Smith, Plymouth and Light ship No. 82 and in the neighborhood of 61 lives on Lakes Superior, Michi gan and Brie. PASSING CUNARDER TAKES OFF 10 3PAS SENGERS FROM BURNING VESSEL--CREW STICK BY SHIP AND WILL TRY TO BRING IT INTO PORT. the Dr." Edgar a scientist country, L. Hewett, distrusted , "sympathy" with the published at-1 petition-signatures, the. issue was j by great scientists of I tacks on Hewett made by H. H. Dor- j plainly drawn that, it was "Hewett or i was "knocked right ! man, president of the chamber of com j bust" there would be no two ways i through the ropes" last night when , merce. j about It. I hey would nave tne cnam-j the Santa Fe chamber of commerce . Hnativ B,innfi nfier hmtpd nr. ! er or commerce repuuwie an. voted overwhelmingly against the gument in which President Dornian resolution endorsing him and the peo- himself took the floor and fired volley pie responsible for him. j after volley at Promoter Hewett, the The chamber went on record favor-, amendment merely stated that the ing the School of American Arch- j chamber of commerce disavowed any "connection view of its officer and statement already made on the floor by Mr. Dorman ' wlui mt"lJ b'sl'cb v.mn& di-ciui Amusing Incidents. aeology staying in Santa Fe and offer ing to aid it but the business and pro fessional men declined absolutely to derelict has hand any bouquets to Promoter Hewett, regardless of the alleged ac tion of certain church societies, club women as well as teachers and em ployes of the U. S. Indian school. The action of the chamber of com merce was probably the worst blow New York, Nov. 15. Meager wire less dispatches received today told of the rescue at sea of 103 passengers from the burning Spanish steamship man's interview in the New Mexican Halmes by the Cunrad liner Pannonia. of October is, and place the business Though lire was still raging today, the and professional men of Santa Fe on j Balmes' crew of thirty-five were pre record that Hewett is the man wanted i sumably sticking by their vessel, here to direct the School. Confident I w hich, conveyed by the Pannonia, was ..(of humiliating Mr. Dorman, Nogales, Ariz., Nov. 15. Investiga tion here fails to disclose any founda- UUu lu v. I 7 Vo f I t.tir. Uoxhe -City that large quantities of urms and am munition have been allowed to cross the border in this city. There has been no relaxation of the customs patrol, which is still drawn so close that it would be impossible to smuggle field pieces or even small arms and cartridges in an consider able quantity. General Carranza's smile at the re ported success of his troops today, broadened to a grin when he was read General Huerta's message in refer ence to the insurgent leaders stand regarding mediation in the internal af fairs of Mexico. Let him say what he likes," said Carranza. The insurgent leader re ceived the message in his quarters at the municipal palace, where he re mained during the morning. Car ninza saw no callers in his reception" room in the customs house this morn ing as has been his custom. There' was no explanation for this change In his routine except that he was de voting all his time to receiving mes sages from the troops in the field. Tt was said at noon today that no appointments had been made for fur ther meetings between William Bay ard Hale and the constitutionalist offi cers. Rome, Nov. 15. The Italian news papers today point out that most of he naval powers have sent warships , to Mexican waters and urge that Italy should be represented there. French Cruiser Arrives. Vera Cruz. Nov. 15. The French armored cruiser Condo arrived here today from Brest, France. with the published inter-!01 numiuauns iwnun, "i;making for Bermuda wnicti snouici oe member a : r" 'weiiiies an u uiiiero me.v nc omc made tiy Sunday. to swing into line, goi up a peuuun now or wuen the fire broke out on ; RARE COINS STOLEN FROM with many signatures calling a special I the Balmes, was not disclosed in the j COLLECTOR ARE RECOVERED. j meeting of the chamber ot commerce preliminary wireless messages. She j ADart from the intense interest in ,UI 11,01 '"K'"- ""'J ".) was eastward bound tor spam witn a yevr y0rk, Nov. 15. Detectives "Dr." Hewett has been dealt since j ney General George W. Priehard and Boas, of Columbia, came out in print j former Judge John R. McFie. Gener declaring that Hewett, listed in j al Priehard championed the forces op "Who's Who" as an "archaeologist," posed to endorsing Hewett and toward has never been able to convince him j the end of the session pleaded against that he knows even the OBJECTS of injecting "personal" elements into the archaeological research or since i fight. He shook his fist several times Dorsey, of Chicago University, wired j in one direction whereupon Judge Mc- the New Mexican that ln his opinion a tremendous mistake was made to let Hewett run the school here. the meeting which presented the "'"" '"-e'""' ' highly inflammable ..cargo, ot cotton from rialtimore, armed with a writ dramatic element of conflict, there j inS' ot the chamber. "We will sweep an(t rum when the Cunarder, bound Clr replevin, broke open yesterday a were some amusing features. Onejtne noo.ri" one of the rtal confident j hither from .Mediterranean ports, I Bafe deposit box in the vaults of a was the clash between former Attor-1 ones sait1' icame to her assistance. This must jocai trust company and recovered The other side got busy, too, and at jhave been some time alter 7 p. m. ot about $17,500 worth of rare gold coins, a few minutes past 8 p. in., the Old i Wednesday last, for at that time the , stolen recently from the $0,00O col- Barracks was the scene of the decla- Pannonia reported that she was 1,100 . ration of war. Mr. Dorman presided, J miles east of Ambrose light, but made I Geo. H. Van Stone was secretary, Mrs. no mention of the Balmes. G. F. McNltt took down a stenograph- The Balmes is a comparatively 1 ic report for the New Mexican. Attorney J. H. Crist acted as COLLIER AJAX IS AGROUND AT GUAM. Manila, Nov. 15. The naval collier Ajax went aground today on a reef at Guam. The cruiser Galveston was ordered to her assistance. A Long, Hard Fight. It was a long, hard fight Hewett's score of supporters put up last night, to get their idol placed on a pedestal instead of being "knocked" with the sledge hammer of criticism. And it was noticed that some of the cham pions of Hewett who seldom visit the chamber of commerce turned out last night, armed for the fray. These champions met with magnificent fail ure. All that they accomplished was the passage of an amendment to a resolution only after that amendment had its "legs" cut off and its pulled out. The original amendment offered by Judge William H. Pope declared that the chamber of commerce had no the Fie exclaimed: j "generalissimo" of the Hewett forces "You needn't talk to ME." j and wore a confident smile and Na- Generai Priehard replied: "Yes, and J poleonic tilt to his head until he I uieau you more than any one," or j saw his resolutions rejected by a words to that effect. i committee which voted against them Another amusing incident was the clash between President Dorman and Judge McFie as to the interview Hew ett had with Mr. Dorman concerning the printing of the "Oldest City" on the envelopes the chamber of com merce had ordered. Judge McFie first argued that Mr. Dorman had given way to a tempest of temper; pinned down by Mr. Dor'man's searching ques tions as to what really had occurred Judge McFie said suavely: "Well, you teeth" j did boil over just a little." There was prolonged laughter. A- Clear Issue. Owing to the courtesy of the Hew ett forces, exhilarated with success in lection of Waldo Newcomer, a banker of Baltimore. Otto H. Houst, an electrician was arrested in Kingston, X. Y., yesterday, charged with the theft of these and other coins of the banker's collection. lloust's gift of a gold coin to an official of the trust company, in whose rented safe deposit box the cain was placed, proved his undoing. Learning that the coin was rare, the - j official Bhowed it to a Philadelphia PORTER CHARLTON WILL dealer, who recognized it as one he BE CHARGED WITH UXORCIDE. had sold to Mr. Newcomer twenty-five Como, Italy, Nov. 15. The Italian j yeara ag0. Tne ciue thus obtained judicial authorities having received jed to Houst's arrest, from the United States documents small vessel of Spanish ownership and rated as a freighter. The Pannonia is one of the Blower boats of the Cun ard line, making something less than 31)0 miles a day. She was built in 1004 has a gross tonnage of 9,851 and is 480 feet long. FOUR to ONE and then witnessed his minority report snowed under by a vote of THIRTY-FIVE to TWENTY. Priehard Begins. General Priehard fired the opening min neainst endorsing the director in an impassioned speech which follow-j proving the legality of the marriage of iJ0SEPH CHAMBERLAIN ed the reading of resolutions he of- j Porter Charlton to Mary CrUtenden CELEBRATES SILVER WEDDING These resolutions recalled the Scott of San Francisco, the prisoner 1 will be charged at the trial with the crime of uxorclde. The trial is to take place at the end of March. Under the Italian code, the crime renders the guilty person liable to a sentence from 22 to 25 years im prisonment. Charlton has been con fined in prison here Bince Augst 30. fered efforts and good will and work done by the chamber of commerce and praised the School of Archaeology but omitted all bouquets for those who manage It. They also left out "bout onnieres" for the four regents who (Continued on page threel. London, Nov. 15. Congratulations came in from all parts of the world today to the Right Hon. Joseph Cham berlain, the British statesman, and his wife, on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary. Mrs. Chamber lain was the only daughter of the lata William C. Endicott. secretary of war under President Cleveland.