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The Times-Dispatch
Assassination of Mor
tiaro Abe Inflames
Emptiness of Diplomacy in Con
nection With California and
Chinese Questions Denounced,
Manifestation Being Clearly
Explosion of Resentment
Against Ministry.
Tokyo. Feptember 7.?The aaaasslna
? ?Mortlaro Abe, director or the
critical Bureau of the Japanese For
eign Omce, ban Inflamed the masse*,
and to-day a dramatic chapter In the
latory of the new Japan was writ
Jn*ma?HnrnihMU"a?<3 gathered
In*for mm,* ln ,Hlb,ya 1,ark- ca"*
A inaLuv uC 1 agalnat China.
roiSlJn ,,CS? rnart,^-d to the
fllon Tt?! i a" 'or admla
trooDs lo f-hi '' the d,?patch or
a. wori n a 10 take BUch ?eaaures
Hon 7. n'COs"Hr-v to obtain satlsrac
N* n n k 1 killing or Japanese at
? anking or. falling this, tho resigna
tion of tho Minister or Foreign \flalra
ilnron Nobuaki Makino. Aiiaira,
ne??, *I>cakor8 denounced the ernptl
<jf J?Pane?? diplomacy in con
tl/n ?" * ,h? CnI,fornla land quos
hisult 1? m .a' a',d ,nal"tcrt ^ai tho
insult to the Japanese Mas at Xankine
">?uld be wiped out. Tho manlfoata
tion was clearly an explosion or pop
W r*HCI,Jm^"1 against the ministry
1 Its treatment of the California and
' hlnese nuestions.
r. . n,/.r0flt I'MMn o' Itlof ?.
,'K y tl"-' or the riots
v ilch followed tho conclusion of peace
between Russia and Japan, the gov
ernment reduced tho risk or violence
f.-jay by refusing to allow a single
soldier or policeman at the scene. The
manifestants, many or whom wore
Mcdenta. were orderly during the
? y of the proceedings. A
,1 orZ . , UBltal?"'' Including a girl,
dec. 1 led Japanese diplomacy, and dc
? !,"'l that it had never contributed
to the upbuilding of tho empire, and
nail always ?jiidod in failure*. The in
cjdents in China were declared to be
suddenly the cry to march on tho
orelgn omce was raised, and there
wi.s ^ general stampede, many per
*ons barely escaping being rushed.
1 he crouds surged througii the streets,
headed bv the gesticulating loaders.
reached the Foreign OMIee to find'
that the high Iron gates were locked.
.-??ores of the demonstrators pound
ed on the gates and called for them
to be opened, but In vain. The under
otn rials refused. ,\ delegation was
appointed, tho members of which
? limbed the gates, and then ensued \
long parley.
< rovrd In Determined.
Meanwhile. <he crowd was cheerful,
but determined. It showered compli
ments on a beautiful geisha girl strug
gling by In a rickshaw, hut angrily
stoned a photographer seeking to take
snapshots of the chief delegate, who,
having returned, mounted the portals
to report progress. Perched unstead
ily on Hie pickets, he made .1 fantastic
picture, and in a harsh harangue de
clared that the- committee demanded
cither the dispatch of troops or the
retirement of the Foreign Minister
? "vve told tho olhclals." he shouted,
'that tho voice of the people speaks!
that the agitation will never end until
<?ur demands are granted."
The extraordinary situation con
tinued for live hours, the delegates
emerging periodically to pacify the
crowd. Finally, when the discussion
ended, they reported that Karon Makino
had promised to receive them Septem
ber 15. This was greeted with howls
of derision, and a thousand inarched
to the Foreign Minister's residence
three miles distant. I'olloe, however,
prevented their near approach.
Another mass-meeting was called for
Kuntlay night at the Young Men's
Christian Association hall.
Itecelved l?y Ilnronrnn.
Tho delegation which visited the
home of Baron Makino to-night was
received by the baroness, who regret
ted the absence of her husband ? She
served tea and food to tho delegates
Outside the crowd built fires' for
At midnight they marched to tho
heavily-guarded resldenco of the
Premier, Count Yamamato, and spent
the night in the rain.
A second mass-meeting was held as
arranged, and at its conclusion a great
crowd proceeded to tho Foreign Olliee.
Windows were smashed and tho gates
of the Foreign Ofllce, the tramway
cars and the automobiles were stoned.
Part of the tramway service had to
suspond. The house of Vicc-Minister
Keishiro Matsui also was visited.
There is considerable feeling In tho
army over tho killing of Japanoso at
Nanking as well as over tho ill-treat
ment of two Japanese ofildals at Han
May Occupy Strategic Point.
London, September 7.?Tho Tokyo
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
"The Japaneso government evidently
is determined to act cautiously, but a
, great reinforcement of the fleet in Chi
nese waters is considered certain, and
it Is not improbable that some strategic
point may bo occupied.
"Any support which the Chinese
rsoiuhornors had in Japan, however
h9H been completely forfeited by the
exhibition of pusillanimity and corrup
tion on tho part of tho southern lead
ers, and any Japaneso action now
taken will, thereforo, bo totally un
related to previous sympathy with tho
Forimilnllnur I'lons.
London. -September 7.?A Tokyo dis
patch to tho Mail says:
"Tho government announces that it
Is formulating terms for presentation
to China regarding the Nanking mur
dors and insults offered to two Japa
nc.ao military oillceru."
Ambitious Plan of Leg
islation Agreed On by
Party Leaders.
With Tariff Out of Way and
Currency Well to Front, Anti
trust and Railroad Reforms
Are Being Mapped Out
for Winter Session.
Gossip of Capitol.
Washington. September 7.?The pro
gram of antitrust, railroad and cur
rency legislation thnt face? Congress
I for the ensuing twelve months has be
i come fairly-well outlined during the
! last week. President Wilson and the
Democratic leaders In the two houses
of Congress apparently have agreed
upon an ambitious plan of legislative
work, which v.-U! brinu a4! of the most
j important reforms contemplated in the
? ilson administration within the pe
riod that ensues between now and the
end of the hext regular session of Con
gress. The tariff will ho out of the
?Senate and In the hands of a conference
j committee of the House and Senate he
fore the end of this week. Currency
j legislation already has forged to the
j Iront and promises to dominate con
j gressional activity within a few days.
, j he prospects for Immediate currency
legislation in the Senate have not irn
! proved during tho last week; but sup
porters of the administration bill hold
to th?- hope that by the time the meas
ure has passed the House, the Senate
; Committee on Hanking and Currency
, will be ready to act upon It.
A unit Winter Session.
In the meantime. Senate leaders are
announcing that antitrust legislation
and further Important amendment? to
the railroad laws are to be amonc the
first and most Important subjects taken
up at the regular session of Congress
next December. Twice within the last
week Senator Simmons, in charge of
'he tariff bill in the Senate, lias headed
off attempts t<< put trust or railroad
? '"to amendments on the bill, bv the
renouncement that these subjects
would receive prompt and effective con
sideration when the winter session be
! gins.
I'resldent Wilson's Ideas of antitrust
legislation have been well-known since
his effective work in New Jersey, dur
ing the closing days of his administra
tion as Governor of that State He
j has a general outline of what he de
sires In the way of trust control legis
lation. most of it being embraced in a
series of seven laws enacted in New
Jersey. This plan undoubtedly will
underpo elaboration in Congress, and
'he Influence of Republicans, as well
m Democrats, who have long been ac
tive in the fiKlit fnr more adequate reg
ulation ?<f tiie trusts, will be felt in
i the making of these reforms.
j Senator Cummins failed In Lis at
tempt to have the tariff bill eliang-ed
so that railroad? would be forbidden to
give special rates to importers. This
i will be pressed at the next session, as
r part of ?i railroad rate law program
'Senator Simmons announced yesterday
that lie believed important changes
would be made in the railroad laws
at tho next Congress, to relieve many
(Continued on Kighth I'agc.)
Catherine Calvert, Actress, De
nies Charge Brought by
Mrs. Armstrong.
He Concludes That Wife of
Playwright Is Entitled
to Divorce.
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch ]
New York, September 7.?Miss Cath
| erinc Calvert, wl\o plays the leading'
; part in Paul Armstrong's "Deep I'ur
ple," and other plays, is tho woman
who also plays the leading role in
Aimstrong's domestic drama, accord
ing to J. Hampton Dougherty Su
preme Court referee.
Tho conclusion of Referee Dough
erty and Supreme Court Justice Weeks
is that Mrs. Rella Ahell Armstrong,
wife of the playwright. Is entitled to
a decree of divorce and I 15,000 a year
alimony, because of Armstrong's rela
tions with Miss Calvert. Justlco
j \\ eelcs has signed the decree and
Armstrong has tiled notice of appeal
Mrs. Armstrong is also awarded cus
tody of the three daughters, aged thir
teen, twelve and ten.
Tho most extraordinary efforts have
been made to keep .Miss Calvert's con
ned ion with tho caso from becoming
public. For many months Armstrong
j has been fighting tooth and nail to im
l press tho referee with the innocence
! Miss Calvert and himself,
j "A deplorablo aspect of tho case Is
j that It involved a young woman ap
i i arently at the outset of a successful
| professional career," says tho referee
"Hut tho conclusions I havo drawn are
virtually forced by the testimony and
documentary evidence."
Miss Calvert, who comes from Bal
timore, appeared in her own behalf at
tho hearing. She explained that she
first met Armstrong in 1909. Ho called
her to New York for tho "Doep Pur
ple," and she played over 300 times
in this pioductlon.
"Mr. Armstrong said to me," tho wit
ness added, " 'Miss Calvert, I havo
watched your work in the "Deep Pur
ple," and I think with proper training
you have tho making of a very suc
(Continued on Third Page7)~
System Proves "Lamb"
Sheared by J. P.
Morgan & Co.
Former Senator Bulkeley Makes
Vigorous Attack on Syndicate
Which is to Float $67,522,000
Debenture Bonds for
New Haven and
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
New Haven, Conn., September 7.?
Wall Street domination was denounced
to-day by ex-United States Senator
Morgan G. Bulkeley as the cause of the
present difficulties of New York, New
Haven and Hartford. As president of
, the Aetna Insurance Company, of Hart
1 ford, which has large holdings in the
New Haven system, he is marshaling
opposition to the plans for floating the
i proposed issue of J57.522.000 debenture
After accusing the financial interests
of using ttyelr own sweet will on the
railroad, he presented tills significant
, proposition:
"It is a pertinent question to ask
what officers and directors of the New
Haven have become interested in the
syndicate which is to float the proposed
issue of 567,522,000 debentures.
Tlie I'roponitlon.
"Look at the proposition: here Is an
issue of securities, gilt-edged, one
might say. upon which the stockholders
of the company ought to have first
claim They have offered it to the
stockholders; but before waiting to
see how much of it will be subscribed
for by the stockholders, a contract is
entered into with J. 1*. Morgan & Co..
' by which a syndicate is formed to take
over the entire issue on a 2 1-2 per cent
commission at I">, without waiting to
i-ee what amount the stockholders and
the general public will subscribe for.
"As a matter of fact, 1 know that the
I ublic are jumping over themselves
light now to get them at 106. I know
I ersonally, moreover, that in Hartford
alone stockholders and the general
public have signified a desire to take
54,000.000 of the issue, and if that pro
portion of the issue can be disposed of
in a small city like Hartford, does any
? cne imagine there would be any diffi
culty in disposing of the entire issue
without the assistance of a syndicate?
"Indeed, there is n very lively pros
pect that the entire issue will be sub
scribed for outside of the syndicate.
In which connection. mark this:
whether the syndicate takes the issue
or not. if every dollar of the issue is
subscribed for from outside sources,
the Morgan bargain still holds, and
the Morgan syndicate will get its com
mission on a sale at 9?, simply for a
standing by. It doesn't seem to me
that any coalman t is ueceubary.
I **T want to say thfs. however: It
seems to me the company has no right
to make a contract of this character
with one of its own members, with an
oflicer of the executive committee."
MorKon Dominating; force.
J. I'ierpont Morgan, head of the syn
dicate. Is -not only a member of th<?
executive committee of the New 11a
i (Continued on Kighth T'agc.)
Last Rock by Steam Shovel Re
moved, and Dredges Will
Complete Further Work.
Waterway Should Be Ready for
Shipping Proper Early
in December.
Panama, September 7.?The dry ex
cavation of Uie canal has been com
' pleted, the steam shovel working in
the Culebra Cut having removed the
, last rock yesterday. The further ex
; cavation of the canal will be completed
: by dredging.
Ten DayN Ahead of Time.
j Washington, September 7.?Comple
j tion of dry excavation on tho Panama
I Canal yesterday, just ten days ahead
; of scheduled time, advanced the work
: on the great waterway almost to the
! final stage. Much digging and clean
! lug out remains to be done in Culebra
! Cut and along the route, but this will
] be accomplished by mammoth dredges
floating on the surface of tho canal.
An army of men will bo busy during
tho next four weeks removing steam
shovels and other equipment and ma
terial, including tlilrty-six miles of
lallroad track, from tho Nine Milo
channel in Culebra Cut, between Gam
; boa Dike and Pedro Miguel Locks. This
lis preparatory to turning water into
the channel from Gattin Lake, on the
! Atlantic side on Octobcr 5, five days in
f-dvance of the date set for dynamiting
Gabon Pike. The water will be intro
duced through four 26-inch pipes ex
tending underneath the dike, and al
'hough the five-day period hardly will
\ suilicc to fill the channel to one-third
j the canal, level, enough would be let
j in to act as a cushion against the cx
i plosion when the dike is destroyed.
Whilo the cut is being cleared of
railway and equipment, drilling- and
j blasting will bo going on at the bot
j torn of tho channel, loosening up rocks
j and onrth for tho dredges that soon
| will bo clawing away through water.
On August 1 998,000 cubic yards re
i malned to bo taken out of tho "theo
retical canal prism," and since that
time the steam shovels have reduced
tho amount to approximately 650,000
(Continued On Third Page.)
lytay Wait Long Time
to Get Hands on
! Fails in Effort to Inducc Immi
gration Authorities to Ignore
Habeas Corpus Writ and
Deport Fugitive at Once.
Sentiment in Coati
cook Is Seething.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Coaticook, Quebec, September 7.?
William Travers Jerome admitted to
night that he had lost his fight for
the early deportation of Harry K. Thaw
frnni Canada. Talking over the long
distance telephone from Montreal, he
j "i am leaving immediately for Now
A ork. i shali return, and be in court
j on the 13th, w lion Thaw is brought up
] on tho new habeas corpus writ sworn
, out before the court of the King's
j Bench."
Jerome went to Montreal to confer
: with the immigration authorities, and,
j if possible, to get them to disregard
the habeas corpus writ issued by Jus
| Uce Oervais and deport Thaw lmme
I diately. He was informed that, in view
J of the present temper of the people or
; Canada, this was too-radical a move
I to make. *
Jerome was in telephonic communl
| cation this evening with Jacob Nicoil,
j crown nrosecutor of St. Francis dis
trict. at the latter's, homo in Sher
? brooke. Mr. Nicoll has been consider
j ing the advisability of bringing the
' charge that Jerome is a "common
I gambler,'' because he engaged in a
, game of poker in Coaticook, into court
i to-morrow.
Cnll.s Chnrge Absurd.
| "We had been considering tho ad
; visibility of having another magis
trate than McK.ee, of Coaticook, sit on
the case, and giving Mr. Jerc^ne a
clean bill of health on the absurd
! charge upon which he Is held," said
Mr. Nicoll to-night "But Mr. Jerome
j thinks It best to allow tho case to
come up Thursday as originally sched
i uled.
"On Thursday, T shall ask, and no
, doubt secure, an adjournment until
j September 16. This will allow Mr.
Jerome to attend Thaw's habeas cor
pus hearing in Montreal on the 15th
and go to Coaticook the following
j When Thaw, who was personally in
accessible to newspaper men because
of orders from Ottawa, was informed
of the latest move in the Jerome case
| over the telephone, he .iaid:
"This means that Jerome dare not
I face the people of Coaticook. He will
Jump his bail. You know I am liia
bondsman tor half of the $j00 bond.
I put tip $250 to protect Andrew
Itoussea, a citizen of Coaticook, who
I guaranteed half of Jerome's bond. 1
will give i?> to any one who will tai:e
the responsibility from my shoulders."
Thaw was in a jolly mood while he
: talked. He stated that .Inal and com
j plote victory for him was now cer
tain. He received with incredulity re
ports that Kvelyn Thaw had ??hanged
; her attitude towards him. and now be
! lieves that he should be liberated.
Sentiment Still Scetliing.
' Sentiment in Coaticook against
: Jerome is still seething. This feeling
I against Americans has extended even
i to newspaper correspqndents, some of
| whom are greeted with hoots of deri
i sfon on the streets.
The correspondents are being watched
closely by a self-constituted committee
' of Thaw sympathizers, and every word
that they send to their respective
papers is known within ten minutes
after it is filed in the telegraph ofllce.
Threats are being made to arrest the
men who participated in the poker
game with Jerome as soon as their
identities are ascertained.
In the meantime the agents of Sir
Lomer CJouin. the Premier, have hi-en
sent to Coaticook to get at the bottom
of the charge that has been brought
against Jerome, ami substantiate, if
possible, Jerome's assertion that it was
"a Montreal crook with money" who
brought about his arrest.
Thaw will not be moved from his
comfortable quarters in Coaticook until
the excitement has died down, accord
ing to Immigration Inspector Whillans,
who added:
"We shall not give notice when we
take him away. We'll put him on a
train at night, when everything is quiet
and have Jiim in Montreal before any
one knows anvthlng about it."
Thaw spent a most pleasant Sunday
at tho immigration detention station
here. From early morning until late
In the afternoon it was a busy day,
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
September Needs
You've been away all summer,
perhaps, and are about to return
to the city, and your wife has
already begun to talk about get
ting a woman to help her clean
and closo the country house and
open and clean the home in the
Now, don't let her worry and
fret and run into town a dozen
times looking for tho house
cleaner. It Is all so unnecessary
and such a waste of time and
Just insert n littlo Want Ad,
stating just what sort of a wo
man you want and where she
can call or write, and in twenty
four hours you will like as not
have a number of replies, and
your wife's problem of Septem
ber cleaning will bo solved in no
Call Up
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Monroe 1
Outwitted By Thaw's Lawyers
He Admits Losing His Fight
Officials of Two States Arc
Seeking Slayer of Young
Anonymous Letter Says Victim
of Gruesome Crime Was
i Emma Zimmer.
^Special to The Times-Dispatch ]
j Now York, September 7.?Utticlals
i of two States, New York and New
| Jersey, to-day united to solve the mys
tery surrounding the murder ot the
young1 woman, part of whoso dismem
bered body was found in the Hudson
River Friday, near Wood ClilT, N. J.,
and to brine: her slayer to justice.
Further evidence that dismember
ment had been used in an attempt to
conceal murder was found this after
noon when two Erie Katlioad detec
tives disco vet ed the lower half of the
victim's trunk Moating in the Hudson,
near the New Jersoy shore opposite
Forty-Second Street, Manhattan. lake
the upper part of the torso, which was
first found, t lie lower portion was
j wrapped in a pillow case and brown
! paper.
Mny Fix Identity.
? The llohoken police, who were alone
i in attempting to solve the mystery un
til the New York police lent their aid,
received a letter to-day that they be
: lieve will be of great help in living the
1 identity of the.slain girl. It was sent
! from the Grand Central Station in this
j city, and stated that the victim was
Emma Zimmer. The letter was ap
! parently written by a German on leaves
j of paper torn from a note book.
The officers credited the statement
! as to the girl's name, because mlcros
j copic examination of tattooed marks
; on her shoulder revealed them to be
| the outline of the letter "1C."
The pojice believe the girl was tnur
| dared in this city; that her body was
dismembered sr me where near here, and
that the packages containing her re
mains were taken, up the Hudson and
then thrown into the water. This
I theory is borne out by the fact that
the package found ihis afternoon was
I weighted down with a piece or mica
| rock, which abounds about excavations
everywhere in Manhattan, it was due
to this discovery and the fact that the
I letter relating to Uie girl's identy had
' been sent from here, that the New
, York police took up the case.
Miiy Ovi'rnlinriovr Famous Cnnf,
They beliefe that the murder will
overshadow the famous Guldensuper
mystery, but as in that case are all at
sea as to the actual slayer.
The lower part of the body bore out
the ilrst conclusions of the examining
physicians that the slain girl was be
tween twenty and thirty years of age,
of beautiful figure and exquisite skin.
She was of light complexion and light
hair, and weighed, apparently, between
: 120 and 130 pounds.
The pillow case wrapped around the
| part of the body found to-day was of
; fine quality, and on it the initial "A"
had been worked by hand. The quality
; and work Indicated that the case had
j apparently come from a home that con
tained pretty things. This confirmed*
l tiie belief that the victim had been a
'girl of refinement.
; That portion of the body found to
j day extended from the upper abdomen
i to the upper thighs. A preliminary ex
amination was made by County Physi
cian King, of llohoken.
j Search was ordered kept up for the
i remaining portions of tho body. These
; were the bend, arms and legs. There
i was little belief that they would bo
j found, as the two other portions came
I to the surface of the. water only he
1 cause of the formation of gas in the
I chest and abdominal cavities.
Spectacle In ImpuNlnK.
Vienna, September 7.?Ten thousand
j Zionists, representing Jewish societies
j in all parts of the world, paid homage
| to-day to Theodore Herri's memory
j before his grave at Doabllng. The
; spectacle was Imposing, and the pro
j cession occupied two hours in passing
tho tomb.
Machine Hurled Distance of 95
Feet and Lives of Occu
pants Crushed Out.
? Fatal Accident at Hume's Cross
ing, on Washington and Old
Dominion Railway.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
Alexandria, Va., September 7.?While
. driving nil automobile across the
tracks of the Washington and Old Do
minion Railway at Hume's Crossing,
Alexandria County, two miles north
of this city, this morning, an nutomo
j hilt) driven by William H. Peck, was
struck, and Peck and his companion,
j Ernest Zell. were instantly killed.
A huge embankment on the west
! and south sides of the road prevented
j the driver of the machine from seeing
the approach of the train, which con
sisted of a locomotive and tender and
| combination baggage and passenger
i car, running backwards froih IMue
inont Juaction to Alexandria. The ma
chine in which the. men wero seated
j was hurled a distance of ninetv-dvc
feet by actual measurement, and Peck,
the driver, was caught beneath it and
partially incinerated. The body of
/.> 11 was picked up sixty-tivc feet
away from where the machine was
struck. llis skull was crushed, there
being a terrible hole In the head and
his leg broken. Immediately follow
ing the accident the gasolene tank of
j the machine exploded and the machine
took fire. Peck's body was pulled out
from the mass of wreckage badly
The engine came to a stop 300 yards
| away from where the accident hap
i penod. By that time G. A. Hatton, a
; resident of Alexandria County, had ar
| rived on the scene and pulled the body
| of Peck out from tho mass of wreck
! age.
The train was in charge of the fol
? lowing crew: C. II. Darley, engineer;
Lee Crockett, conductor; Lewis Smith!
i fireman; Forrest Crook, flagman.
Hlrtv for Crossing.
Engineer Darley stated that his
| train was traveling at the rate of tif
i teen miles an hour at the time of the
l accident. He said he was on tho north
; side, while the automobile party was
I on tho south. He blew four times for
I the crossing and also blew for the sta
I tion. Darley said 1)0 f?]t a Jar but
, the tlrst intimation he had of the ac
, cident was when his attention was
j called by his llreman. Lewis Smith
who cried out: "We have struck an
j automobile." lie next saw the blaze.
| There were comparatively few peo
ple on the train. It being a combina
tion baggage and passenger coach.
| I hose aboard were nil men. The crew
11,0 train and the few passengers
1 walked back to the scene of the accl
| dent.
Xev.s soon spread, and hundreds of
curious people, inai.y from this city,
:ilso gathered about. Throughout the
?lay the scene was visited by many,
who looked over the pile or bent ami
twisted iron which was all that re
mained of the five-passenger automo
bile. The pilot of tho combination
, car was also wrecked as a result ot
the terrific blow struck, and trag
,j men Is of the pilot were strewn all
i along the tracks.
'I he accident happened exactly at
10:10 o'clock, and the crossing
j where it occurred is regarded as one
j of the most dangerous in the whole
| county. Several years ago a colorod
I barber, of this city, named Dulaney,
; was killed at that point.
V.skeil for Wnfchmnii,
Recently the Alexandria Automobile
Association communicated with tho
, railway company, and called its at
tention to tho dagger at this point, and
nsked for a watchman. No action,
however, had 1 een taken by the com
pany up to this time in tho matter,
j and the association was preparing to
take the matter up with tho Stato Cor
poration Commission, with a view or
havlnsy a watchman placed at that
Dr. P. J. Yates, acting coroner ot
1 Alexandria County, afterward viewed
j (Continued on Eighth Page.)
Attitude of Huerta To
wards Presidency ,
Causes Irritation.
Killing of Federal Soldier at El
Paso Adds Fuel to Flame of
International Anger Along
Border?General Previno j
Will Be Made Min
ister of War.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
"Washington. September 7.?Develop
ments of the last twenty-four hours
in the Mexican situation have proved
a source of worry to administration
The inspired article in the Mexico
City HI Noticioso, which was practi
cally a seml-ofllcial announcement that
(.eneral Huerta would he a candidate
for the presidency, caused the first
stir. Dispatches telling of this were
followed by the publication here of a
statement of Nelson O'Shaughnessy,
' Rl d'affaires at Mexico City, dis
avowing reports that he had ever as
sured Washington that Huerta would
not he a candidate.
Tie killing- of Lieutenant Acostb, qf
the Mexican Federal army, at El Paso
?P*/\S s.tH1 another source of irritation!
tragedy involved the War De
^r,n,1mt ,f?r th" flrst "me. as Acosta
%.is killed at the international bridcre
and Mnjor-Genoral Leonard Wood.
^ n ??i Staffv Was at hls o!I,cc carlvr
froJ. r- '' , . rece,v'nPT dispatches
from General Bliss, the army chief an
nounced that Acosta's death was re
brawl aS thG re8Ult oC a !lrunkon
Mill Get Colored Report.
Huerta. however, will get a report of
the matter colored from a Mexican
viewpoint, and may demand an investi
gation. Just as the State Department
demands an investigation when Amer
. leans are killed in Mexico.
Special interest attaches to the
, statement accredited to Mr. O'Shauirh
ImS >CCUU"? il wa" thought that he
might have been requested by Huerta
: to make such a statement as a reply
j to reports emanating from the highest
I thitCii in. Uai,hlnKton. to the efTect
! It is IT1 MOU,d, not be a candidate.
It is certain that dispatches were sent
I from Washington aflinning that from
| oral statements" made to the United
i States officials. the White House a^d
. tate Department felt confident Huerta
; would not run. and optimism was ap
1 parent at the White House.
I One official to-day said that the ex
i ?f tho ?Ptlm'sm of the
l,,u.MIS0 ,an<l Stat0 Apartment of
| last Wednesday and Thursday prob
ably was due to the Mexican dispatches
of a pregs association, which under
ook to reflect some "new views" by
I remier Gamboa and Huerta. The
news to-day. however. Is substantially
a repudiation by Mr. O'Shaughnessy
of the Intimation that he was at any
time the authority for the optimistic
assurances. Most ofllcials. especially
with' th1? ofl,cials' Nvho are in touch
with the movements of Huerta from
a practical standpoint. believo that all
lis operations and notably his military
muxes, have but one object in view
namely, the capture of the polls and
consequently of the election.
Antl-A merleun Spirit Itlfe.
t,U S{ate Department reports
I ?. ,'1:" si"co 1,1,1 enrollment ordered
Huerta the military anti-American
s-pint is rife all along the border. This
was reported specifically from Laredo
did ? nK,>' bUt tho ''^Partment
did not felve out the news immediately
rirv ? i deve,?Pme'>t in Mexico
? . 'I l,ave a serious effect on the
? mission of Special Envoy Zamcona. who
has as his first object in Washington
: he r?C?'iU ^'0,S of thc rob?ls and
regulars for the purposes of an
armistice and an election In Mexico,
j Senor Zamcona will he requested to
: explain the attitude of Huerta in view
; of dispatches which indicato rather
clearly that Huerta will be a candidate.
. I lie basis of successful negotiations
I Letween Zamcona and th.- President
, rnd Secretary of state Bryan, would,
of course, be iluerta's retirement from
the race.
1'rivato telegrams have been received
from sources close to the admiuistra
. tlon in Mexico City stating that Gen
eral Geronimo Trevino soon would be
j nlade Minister ot' War, to succeed Gen
eial lilanquet. It had been supposed
lure by many persons that Trevino was
ordered back to Mexico City by Huerta
j to be given the reins of the government
as Provisional President, while Huerta
entered the presidential campaign.
Huerta I'Vnrs Plot.
The story that Trevino would bo
appointed to the Cabinet and General
lilanquet, the present Minister of War,
sent to tlu- front, is in line with va
rious reports that have reached hero
of the alleged infidelity of some of
11tierla's military chiefs. When Huerta
jecently issued an order redistributing
his generals to various frontier points
ot Mexico, the move was interpreted
as being of military character only,
but more recently Washington ofllcials
have been led to believe th.it Huerta
fears the instigation of plots and in
trigues among his generals, and is
moving them about to prevent any
concerted action against him.
General Blanquet was the right
, hand man of Huerta In the days Just
preceding the overthrow of Madcro.
M IInoii'm Poliey Townrd Mesleo Wilt
Hp Aumlloil.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Washington. September 7.?Plans
I are in the making for a determined as
; sault upon President Wilson's Mexican
: policy. This attack is to be .made on
j the Senate floor, and as a basis tho
administration's opponents are to uso
the words of the. Democratic Governor
j of Texas. They have secured the full
: speech recently' made by Governor O.
I B. Colquitt, at Colorado Springs, Col.;
and declare It confirms the charge al?
ready made by Senator Penrose that
100 or more Americans bad been mur
dered in Mexico
The copy of the Colquitt speech;^
which tho Republican and antiadmtn
? j

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