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Over the State.
TRI-COUNTY BANKERS MEET.
Samuel Graham Elected President at
Snow Hill Meeting.
Snow Hill. —The semi-annual meet
ing of the Tri-County Bankers’ Asso
ciation was held here. Mayor Marion
T. Hargis welcomed the visitors and
the response was by Leonard Wailes,
of Salisbury. In the absence of Presi
dent William Spiva, of Princess Anne,
Samuel A. Graham presided. Coleman
Byrd, Pocomoke, is secretary. Mem
bership in the association includes
bank presidents, cashiers and their as
sistants and directors of all banks in
Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico
counties. The election of officers re
sulted as follows: Samuel Graham,
Salisbury, president; George M. Up
shur, Snow Hill, vice-president; E. C.
Pulton, Salisbury, secretary; Edward
H. Taylor, Stockton, treasurer, and an
executive committee consisting of Wil
liam L. Halloway, Berlin; Robert Duer,
Princess Anne, and W. S. Gordy, Sal
Maggie Dixon, a domestic employed
by Clerk of the Court Harry W. Bow
ers, Frederick, was arrested, charged
with knowledge of the robbery of be
tween S7OO and SBOO in cash and jew
elry. A negro man and woman,
thought to be Dixon and his wife, were
seen at the house during the absence
of the family a short time before the
burglary was discovered. When an at
tempt was made to search their home
Dixon attacked the Sheriff and was
Because of the large number of vis
itors from all sections of the country
the Annapolis Naval Academy authori
ties have decided to secure guides to
show them through the Government
buildings and grounds, instead of de
tailing members of the corps of watch
men. The guides will not be paid by
the Government. Men who have been
retired from the service will engage
in this work, their compensation to be
by a per capita charge to persons com
prising sightseeing parties.
Judge Brashears, in the Anne Arun
del Circuit Court, imposed the heaviest
penalty upon Benjamin W. Swiesko,
proprietor of a Fifth district resort,
who pleaded guilty to two charges of
violating the liquor laws by selling on
Sunday. A fine of SSO and costs was
assessed in each case, and as it de
veloped that Swiesko had been in court
on a similar charge on a previous oc
casion, Judge Brashears ordered the
revocation of his license.
Charles Raguerki pleaded guilty be
fore Judge Brashears at Annapolis to
an indictment charging him with vio
lating the liquor laws by selling beer
in the Fifth district on Sundays. This
is the first indictment of the kind that
has been returned by the present
grand jury, but it is understood other
are being investigated.
Rev. W. S. Sliimp, pastor of the
Winebrennerian Church of God, at
Germantown, near Blue Ridge Summit,
has been transferred to the pastorate
at Butler, Pa. He will be succeeded
at Germantown by Rev. Samuel Kipe,
of Hagerstown, pastor of the church
W. Reginald Spielman, for seven
years operator, train dispatcher and
assistant train dispatcher of the West
ern Maryland Railway, has been ap
pointed chief 'train dispatcher of the
Middle Division of the Western Mary
land Railway, with headquarters in
Several trees in the orchard on the
farm of J. H. Saunders, near Silver
Spring, are bearing a second crop of
apples, which have - attained a com
paratively large size. The first crop
was destroyed by hail early in the
year. Immediately after the storm two
trees blossomed again.
The Cotillon Club, of St. John’s Col
lege, has arranged a series of dances
for the winter social season at the
college, the opening number of which
will be given on December 12. The
other dates are: January 16, February
6 and 20, April 1, May 15 and 29.
A series of moral and scientific lec
tures will be given every Friday after
noon at the Winter Street School,
Hagerstown. The first series, relating
to moral subjects, will be delivered
by the ministers of the city.
Work was begun concreting the
streets of Port Deposit. It is planning
to make a concrete drive through the
business portion of the town i;his fall
and continue the work in the spring.
Thirty shares of the stock of the
Hagerstown Bank, par value sls, sold
for slOl a share. Twelve shares of
First National Bank stock, par $lO,
brought $75 a share. Thirty-two
shares of First National Bank stock,
par Bank stock, par $lO, was sold for
$14.85 a share.
Rev. Walter G. Haupt, for five years
rector of Old St. John’s Protestant
Episcopal Church, Havre de Grace,
preached his final sermon Sunday and
will leave this week for his new charge
at Reading, Pa.
The Cumberland Valley Railroad has
ordered from the American Car and
Foundry Cpmpany equipment that will
replace 25 per cent of its wooden cers
with all-steel cars. The order calls
for thirteen 70-foot passenger coaches
and three 70-foot combination passen
ger and baggage cars.
Japan’s purchases of foreign machin
ery in 1913 amounted to more than
Thirty-two per cent, of the seven
jmillion working women in this coun
jtry are under age.
HAS FARM LABOR PLAN.
Secretary of State Immigration Bureau
Urges On Farmers.
Concerted action by the farmers of
the State to obtain labor has been
suggested by officials of the State
Bureau of Immigration. Lately, it is
said, the bureau has been in receipt
i of letters from farmers asking if some
thing could not be done to assist them
in getting labor, and the inability of
the bureau to respond has caused the
suggestion that the farmers - them
selves take some action.
The following letter was sent by
John A. Tschantre, secretary of the
bureau, to S. M. Whiteley, Longwoods,
Talbot county: :
Mr. S. M. Whiteley,
My Dear Sir —Acknowledging
your favor of October 27, I wish to
state we are unable to assist you
in securing the desired help. I
have studied the labor question
somewhat and realize its serious
ness. I have come to the con
clusion something must be done
soon to solve it. In my opinion
the simplest way to solve it is:
Either the next Legislature create
a labor bureau or the farmers or
ganize themselves to this end.
The best source from which to
draw farm labor is the agricultural
element of the Old World; you
are aware of this fact as well as I.
If our farmers should organize
they must appoint a man of integ
rity, who will face the obstacles
of our contract labor law and the
laws of the states in the old world
intended to prevent solicitation of
emigration, and induce industrious
farm laborers to come to Mary
land. This is done by railroads
here and I cannot see why farm
ers’ organizations should not be
able to accomplish the same thing.
Farm labor in most of the sec
tions of Europe is very cheap and
the only reason that it does not
appear on our labor market is the
lack of traveling expenses. The
members of such a farmers’ organ
ization must be willing, therefore,
to advance these expenses.
The farm laborers across the
“big pond” is accustomed to hire
his services for an entire year.
The average wage paid him is
$75 a year. There would be no diffi
culty to induce him to come here
by offering him SIBO a year with
the stipulation that he return to
his employer SSO paid for his trav
eling expenses. As I said, the
agent who does this work must
be/ an honest man. He must in
vestigate the record of every la
borer he brings here.
Although this bureau is under
no legal obligation to furnish labor
for our farmers, we have in the
past supplied many farmers with
help; but have found that men
picked up here in Baltimore were
either unfamiliar with farm work,
or went to the country to work
there until they found work again
in the city.
I, will keep.your application on
file and as soon as I hear of a suit
able family, shall communicate
JOHN A. TSCHANTREE,
Dr. John Ridout Acquitted.
Dr. John Ridout, a physician of Ah
napolis and chairman of the Repub
lican State Central Committee for
Anne Arundel county, was asquitted
by Judge Brashears in the Circuit
Court of charges of negligence brought
against him by Dr. C. W. H. Bohrer,
of the Bureau of Communicable Dis
eases of the State Board of Health, at
■the instance of Dr. Walton H. Hop
kins, the county health officer. The
charge against Dr. Ridout grew out
of the recent outbreak of smallpox at
a negro settlement near Annapolis. It
was claimed by the State and county
health officials that the negroes, all of
whom were patients of Dr. Ridout,
ware afflicted with smallpox, but that
the physician failed to make a report
to the county health officer.
Gets Six Years For Assault.
Charged with assault with intent to
kill, Edward Thompson, colored, was
convicted in the Anne Arundel Circuit
Court and Judge Brashears sentenced
the negro to six years in the peniten
tiary. Thompson shot Constable
James Phipps, of the Eighth district,
when the official attempted to quell a
disturbance among negroes, of whom
Thompson seemed to be the ringlead
er. The trouble occurred at a negro
campmeeting near Friendship. Con
stable Phipps was shot in the abdo
men. It was first thought that the
wound would prove fatal, but he re
covered at the University Hospital,
Baltimore, whence he was removed im
mediately after the shooting.
Upon the return from a visit of three
•weeks to her mother’s country estate
)at Deercliffe, Conn., Mrs. Gibbons, wife
of Capt. John H. Gibbons, superintend
ent of the Naval Academy, formally
announced that she will receive offi
cially on Wednesday afternoons in No
vember. The hours of the receptions
will.be from 4 to 7 o’clock.
The cornerstone of a new building
to be erected by Oklahoma Tribe of
Red Men, of Sabillasville, was laid at
Frederick, The principal address was
made by Judge Glenn H. Worthington.
The building will be 30 by 52 feet and
two stories high. The lodge room will
be on the second floor. The tribe has
a membership of 90.
Southern Italy, including Sicily,
dominates the lemon markets of the
world. California is 'the only rival
Italy has in the business.
Taking cognizance of the various
movements of the earth, a person tak
ing a three-mile stroll has traveled
Clockmaking in the Black forest of
Baden and WuTttemberg now employs
The total police force of England
and Wales is now nearly 31,000.
PLAN OF ACTION
Wilson to Be Ready When Elec
tion Results Are Announced.
MAY BE WORDS OR ACTION
Weeks May Elapse Before the Mexi
can Government Can Make a
Washington.—President Wilson let
it be known that he is waiting for
things to take definite shape in Mex
ico as a result of the election last
Sunday and that the United States
government would not act uninformed
in detail of what took place at the
Recently the President, in a note to
the Mexican Foreign Office, trans
mitted by Charge O’Shaughnessy, de
clared that the election of October 26
would not be considered constitution
al by the United States. How long
the United States will wait for the
returns is not known. It is believed
that several days, perhaps weeks, will
elapse before the Huerta government,
handicapped by difficulties of com
munication will be able officially to
record the result, though November. 10
was the day set for the counting of
The President is at work on a plan
by which he hopes to solve the trou
bles of Mexico. One of the features
of it i§ a formal statement of the aims
and purposes of the United States in
its stand against the influence of
material interests in Latin-American
affairs, its devotion to the cause of
constitutional government on this
hemisphere and its belief that a fair
and free election with safeguards and
guarantees must be held in order to
establish a legal authority in the
Southern Republic. This statement of
the government’s attitude already out
lined in the President’s speeches at
Mobile and Swarthmore, in all prob
ability will be communicated to Mex
ico and a copy of these views trans
mitted to foreign governments gen
erally as an expression of policy by
the Washington administration.
These things were announced on the
highest possible authority in Wash
1. That whatever the United States
may do in Mexico may take the form
of “action,” this to be communicated to
the powers through diplomatic repre
sentatives at Mexico City simultane
ously with whatever “action” the
President may desire to take.
2. There will be absolutely no joint
action between the United States and
the European powers as to Mexico.
3. Any action which the United
States may take or any announcement
it may have to make will not be taken
or made until the question of the
Mexican elections have been definite
4. President Wilson has some idea
for the solution of the troubles, but
it has not been formulated.
5. No European power has com
municated to the United States gov
ernment its views of any plans in
dividually or collectively for the set
tlement of the Mexican affairs.
6. The President has no knowledge
of any preparation by chartering
steamers or other incidents looking to
intervention in Mexico.
PANAMA CANAL LOCKS SAFE.
Could Not Be Reached By Guns From
Washington.—Secret tests recently
made by the division of the Atlantic
battleship fleet, under the command
of Rear Admiral Usher, are said to
have disclosed the fact that the Pan
ama Canal virtually has nothing to
fear from the fire of an enemy’s fleet,
so far as the Gatun and other import
ant locks are concerned. The tests,
started last winter, are declared to
have developed the fact that the fleet
could not determine the location of the
Gatun lock. It is also intimated that
the data made public and supposed to
give the topography of the canal were
purposely inaccurate. In addition, it
was discovered that the hills interven
ing rendered the locks almost immune
from damage by bombardment from
WOULD MAKE IT MAJORITY.
Overman Wants Two-Thirds Rule To
Override a Veto Eliminated.
Washington.—Senator Overman, of
North Carolina, introduced a joint
resolution for a constitutional amend
ment to permit a majority, instead of
two-thirds of the Senate or House, to
override a President’s veto, and also
to empower the President to veto any
distinct items in an appropriation bill
without disapproving the remainder of
PROFESSOR AND STUDENT LOST.
Both Fire At Same Duck and Boat Is
Greenville, Texas. —Clifford Brilhart,
professor of oratory, and Howard
Thompson, student, both of Peniel
University here, were drowned while
duck hunting on the city reservoir.
They fired at the same duck simultane
ously and the recoil capsized their
HANS SCHMIDT’S CHUM GUILTY.
Jury Finds Dr. Ernest Muret Is a
New York. —“Dr.” Ernest Muret,
friend of Hans Schmidt, confessed
slayer of Anna Aumuller, who has been
on trial in the Federal Court for coun
terfeiting, was found guilty. On two
counts of making and possessing coun
terfeiting apparatus Muret was held
to be guilty, but the jury decided that
he was not guilty of conspiracy with
Schmidt to counterfeit United States
THE FROSTBDRG SPIRIT, FROSTBTJRG, MD.
TELLING HIS FORTUNE
England Secures Option to Build Canal Through Colombia.—News Item.
Wm. Moore Petitions Federal
Court to Review Trial.
MAY REACH SUPREME COURT
Alleged That Government Has Passed
From People To Small
Group Of Citi
New York. —The conviction of Wil
liam Sulzer by the High Court of Im
peachment and his removal from office
as Governor of New York was thrown
into the Federal Courts for review by
William H. Moore, a printer of this
In his petition Moore alleges that
the control of the government of the
State of New York has passed from
the people to a small group of citi
zens and that consequently New York
is no longer enjoying a Republican
form of government, as guaranteed by
the Federal Constitution.
Moore seeks to have the court en
join Martin H. Glynn from exercising
any of the functions of Governor,
prays for the restoration of the office
to 'Sulzer, attacks the Assembly for
arrogating to itself the power to con
vene in extraordinary session and
pass articles of impeachment and con
cludes his petition with a prayer for
an auditing of all the State books.
Members of the court of impeachment,
Governor Glynn, Attorney-General Car
mody, Secretary of State May and
Sulzer himself are,.named as .defend
Sulzer, engaged in the height of a
campaign for election to the Assembly
on the Progressive ticket, expressed
surprise at the filing of the suit.
John Leary, counsel for Moore, said
he would apply for a preliminary in
junction in the case returnable in a
week or 10 days. This, he anticipated,
would probably be denied by the court
without prejudice, which would give
him an opportunity for an immediate
appeal to the United States Supreme
Court. Leary explained that Sulzer
had been made a defendant in the
case in order to give him an opportun
ity to join in the prayer of the com
plainant and also on the ground that
the complainant was entitled to relief
against Sulzer for abandoning the
duties of his office.
OPPOSES BRIDAL GIFT.
Representative Gray Wants Congress
To Send Congratulations Only.
Washington. Congratulations in
stead of a $2,500 present should be the
wedding gift of the House to Miss
Jessie Wilson, Representative Gray,
of Indiana, declared in the House. In
an impassioned speech he said that
the plan of members to “chip in” $5 a
head for a present to the White House
bride “was indiscreet, improper, a
shadow of the Dark Ages and prompt
ed by a morbid desire to obtain rec
ognition from the White House.” Re
publican Leader Mann retorted that it
would be hopeless to put into Gray’s
soul “the expression which finds itself
in the hearts of every other member
of the House.”
MRS. EATON IS ACQUITTED.
Jury Returns “Not Guilty” Verdict
After All-Night Session.
Plymouth, Mass. —The record of
Mrs. Jennie May Eaton as a wife,
mother and daughter, as told by her
self during three days of gruelling ex
amination on the witness stand, freed
her of the charge of having murdered
her husband, Rear-Admiral Joseph
Eaton. When the jury returned a ver
dict of not guilty, after an all-night
session that had given rise to a re
port of disagreement, the news was
flashed by telephone to the Eaton
home in Assinippi, where the accused
.woman’s crippled daughter Dorothy
and her aged mother, Mrs. Virginia
Harrison, had been waiting many
GEN. DIAZ IS GIVEN ASYLUM.
Now Safe Aboard the Flagship Of
Vera Cruz. —Gen. Felix Diaz applied
to the American Consulate for projec
tion and was taken on board the
United States gunboat Wheeling. Jose
Sandoval and Cecilio Ocon, two Mexi
cans, and Alexander Williams, an
American newspaper correspondent,
who had made similar application to
the consulate, were also taken on
board the gunboat with General Diaz.
FLAGSHIP IS NO
Gen. Felix Diaz Learns He is
ORDERED TO GO BELOW DECK
Admiral Fletcher Says His Flagship
Is An Asylum For Diaz, But
He Will Take No
Vera Cruz. —Gen. Felix Diaz, now a
refugee on board the American battle
ship Louisiana, learned that the
privilege of asylum on a battleship
carries with it certain restrictions not
unlike prison regulations. By order
of the admiral, General Diaz is not
permitted communication with any
one from shore, without his permis
sion, and the admiral has given Gen
eral Diaz to understand that such per
mission will rarely be given.
The enforcement of the order is
rigid. “Will you please, go below,
sir?" said the officer of the deck, salut
ing the General when he had begun
a conversation with a man who had
brought his baggage aboard.
General Diaz appeared to be' an
noyed for an instant, but without hesi
Admiral Fletcher explained that
while he*was willing to place his flag
ship at the disposal of General Diaz
as an asylum, he did not propose to
expose himself to the criticism of
making it a place for possible plot
ting. He asserted his confidence that
General Diaz would not attempt to
abuse hospitality by meeting friend 3
there, and from a safe vantage point
indulge in intriguing or conspiracy,
but he was resolved to take no
The disposition of Diaz and his com
panions has not yet been determined,
but it appears probable that they will
eventually he set ashore from one of
the battleships, probably the Louisi
ana herself, when she sails from Mexi
can waters this week.
General Diaz has expressed his
preference for Havana, adding, how
ever, that he was willing to be set
ashore anywhere except at a British
port, since he was convinced that the
British authorities would send him
back to Mexico. He inquired of Mr.
Lind, who visited him, if he thought
landing him at Havana would embar
rass the United States.' It is likely
that he will be landed at Key West,
from which port he could proceed to
Havana if he desired.
With reference to the future, Diaz
professes to be through with politics
and rebellions, and says he will ask
nothing better, so long as his country
is in its present state, than to be per
mitted to live in peace abroad.
ACCUSED OF WIFE MURDER AT 80
Fractured Woman’s Skull With Iron
ing Board, Say Police.
Philadelphia.—John Eberwine, 80
years old, a veteran of the Civil War,
was arrested here on the charge of
kiling his wife, 65 years old, by
striking her over the head with an
ironing board. The woman’s body was
found by neighbors after the old man
had asked them to send for his son.
A physician discovered that her skull
had been fractured. The police say
Eberwine has confessed that he struck
his wife because she had insisted on
giving a stove they passessed to their
FILIPINOS ARE WARNED.
Concessions To Foreign Capitalists
Will Hamper Independence.
Boston. —The Filipinos are warned
against foreign capital by the Anti-
Imperialist League in a letter to the
islanders published, which says: “In
every possible way discourage and
limit that kind of development by
‘foreign’ capital which is now openly
urged by those who know and are
bold enough to assert that such a de
velopment- will prevent almost cer
tainly the severance of the ties which
bind you as a ‘colony’ to the United
JAPAN HELD UP AS BUGABOO.
Would Resent Interference In Mexico,
Rome Paper Thinks.
Rome.—Commenting on Mexican
affairs, the Tribuna says that if the
Administration at Washington pro
ceeds further in its interference other
countries, especially Japan, cannot re
main indifferent. “If the United
States intends actually to insist upon
Huerta abandoning his dictatorship,”
adds the Tribuna, “it must intervene
with military forces.”
Couple Took a Solemn Vow to
Lead Lives of Purity.
WIFE IS FIGHTING HUSBAND
Decree Awarded C. R. H. Cunningham,
Steel Magnate, In Philadelphia On
Charge Of Cruel and Bar
Philadelphia.—One of the strangest
divorce cases that has never occupied
the attention of courts was argued be
fore the judge of Court of Common
Pleas here, when Mrs. Irene D. Cun
ningham presented exceptions to the
recommendations of a master that her
husband, Clement R. H. Cunningham,
be awarded a decree of absolute
separation on the charge of cruel and
Mr. Cunningham is president of a
steel castings company and is wealthy.
About 18 years ago, when he was
about to marry the respondent, it ap
pears that the couple knelt down in
the parlor of the woman’s home and
took a solemn vow to lead lives of
The purity pact prevailed unbroken,
and the marriage contract was never
consummated. This, Mrs. Cunning
ham said, was in keeping with the pre
nuptial vow to pass the remainder of
the lives in “perfect purity."
The couple -lived together until De
cember 12, 1809. On that day they
quarreled and Cunningham left his
wife. He alleged his withdrawal was
justified because his wife had refused
to fulfill her conjugal vows. Mrs.
Cunningham was consequently asked
in a court proceeding if she were will
ing to take her -husband bock.
“I fear him,” she replied. “I think
his love for me is lost by his leaving
the room at nights and not returning
for many hours. This has made me
have a fear of him.”
The late Judge Magil, who first
heard the marital difficulties, granted
the woman an order of SIOO a month
for her support and maintenance. Her
husband applied to the Superior Court
from the support order and Judge
Orlady, in reversing the lower court’s
decision, decided that such a purity
pact between a married pair is not
only an “unnatural and peculiar view
of what constitutes purity of the mar
riage relation, but virtually annuls
the marriage contract.”
At the time -this decision of -the Su
perior Court was rendered Mr. Cun
ningham had pending a suit for di
vorce on the ground of cruel and bar
barous treatment, his complaint being
relative to the insistence by the re
spondent that the purity pact continue
indefinitely. The master to whom the
case was referred reported in favor
of a decree divorcing the wife.
Mrs. Cunningham, feeling that she
should not suffer the stigma of divorce
because of her adherence to what she
believed was a sacred vow of purity,
retained former Judge Gordon to com
bat the suit for divorce.
In arguing exceptions, which he filed
to the findings of the master, the
former judge contended that the testi
mony taken before the master proved
conclusively -that Mrs-. Cunningham
had always been a good, loving wife
and an estimable woman and that she
ha'd never been guilty of any overt ori
threatening act of violence or abused
her husband in away which, under
the law and the decisions, warranted
the granting of a divorce for her hus
band on -the ground specified. The
court reser ed decision.
INVITATIONS GOING OUT.
President and Mrs. Wilson Send Out
Washington.—lnvitations for the
White House wedding, on November
25, are being sent out. The invita
tions are engraved simply and read:
“The President and Mrs. Wilson re
quest the pleasure of the presence of
at the wedding of their daugh
ter, Miss Jessie Woodrow, to Mr.
Francis Bowers Sayre on November
twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and
thirteen, at half after four o’clock, at
the White House.” The number of
invitations has not been finally de
cided upon, and detailed plans for
the wedding are not yet ready for
CONGRATULATES “BILLY” HITT.
Duke D’Abruzzi Cables Best Wishes
To His Rival.
Rome.—The Duke of the Abruzzi,
learning of Miss Katherine H. Elkins’
marriage to William F. R. Hitt, iip
medlately cabled his congratulations
to them. The Duke, a fine sailor
man, Arctic explorer and mountain
climber, a cousin of the King, had
paid many attentions to the lovely
“TALK,” SAYS MR. BRYAN.
Refuses To Discuss Seriously the
Newspaper Reports From Germany.
Washington.—Secretary Bryan de
clined to discuss dispatches from Ber
lin that President Wilson had forbid
den Justice Gerard, the new Ameri
can Ambassador to Germany, to wear
a uniform at state functions. “This
is the kind of newspaper stories,” said
Bryan, “which I decline to discuss.”
CELL FOR CARNEGIE TRUST MAN.
Supreme Court Refuses Writ Of Error
In Cummins Case.
Washington. Justice Hughes, of
the Supreme Court, refused to grant
an application for a review of the con
viction of William J. Cummins on a
charge of larceny from the Carnegie
Trust Company of New York.
The doll is probably the most an
tique of -toys. It has been found in
side -the graves of the children of
President’s Significant Message
to All the World.
FOR POLICY OF MORALITY.
United States Will Help the Emancl.
patlon Through Motives Of Moral
ity, Not Expediency—Canal
Opens Up New Era.
Mobile, Ala. —While avoiding any
mention specifically of Mexico, or any
European influence connected with the
Mexican situation, President Woodrow
Wilson delivered a speech here Mon
day, which appeared to be freighted
with significance, and which served to
point with further directness the
policy of the United States, not only
toward Mexico, but toward all Central
and South American republics.
Mr. Wilson spoke before the South
ern Commercial Congress, and the big
audience which heard him constantly (
was swept with cheers and applause.
The President smilingly took his hear
ers into his confidence when he ex
plained he must speak “with modera
tion and without indiscretion.”
A score of South American Latin-
American diplomats sat just behind
the President while he spoke, and
many of his remarks were addressed
in conversational tones to them.
There were those in the audience who
thought the President might take ad
vantage of the opportunity afforded
by his speech here to say something
regarding the Mexican crisis.
He, however, spoke only in general
terms, but many of his sentences were
pointed with a meaning so clear as to
leave little doubt of their intent.
Meant For Europe.
“Material interests” —a phrase much
in use internationally of late in char
acterizing the attitude of foreign
nations toward Mexico —frequently
was employed by the President. He
declared the American republics had
suffered long from the hard bargains
forced upon'them by concessionaries
seeking “material interests” in the
countries affected. The President de
clared that through motives of “moral
ity and not expediency” the United
States desired to help the Latin-Ameri
can Republic to an “emancipation from
the insubordination Which has been in
evitable to foreign enterprises.”
The President’s speech was uttered
with a confidence which bespoke the
dominant part the United States ex
pects to play in the future of the
American republics. Not through any
idea of “material interests,” he care
fully explained, but through a love of
the principle of constitutional liberty.
“The United States will never again
seek to obtain' one additional foot of
territory by conquest,” he declared
Mr. Wilson spent six busy hours in
Mobile. He arrived early in the morn- **
lag and was taken jointly in hand by
the members of the Southern Com
mercial Congress and citizens of the
city. He was breakfasted, driven about
the city by automobile, taken on a
sight-seeing expedition in the harbor
and started back to Washington with
cheers ringing about his special train.
The President was in a tearing rush
from the moment he reached the city
until he left and if any dispatches of
state reached him, their delivery was
deferred until he reached the seclusion
of his train.
GATES DIES IN HIS CAR.
Son Of Late Financier Victim Of
Apoplexy At Cody, Wyo.
Cody, Wyo.—Charles G. Gates, son
of the late John W. Gates, died in his
private car here of a stroke of
apoplexy. His body will be sent East
byway of Billings, Mont. Mr. Gates
came West about a month ago on the
advice of physicians, who accompanied
him. There was some improvement
after his arrival here and a hunting
trip was planned. It was successful
from the sportsman’s viewpoint, but
tjie exertion seemed to leave Mr. Gates
HUERTA MAY QUIT.
Reported Pressure Being Brought To
Bear Upon Him.
Mexico City. A report, which
gained currency here, that Gen. Vic
bordano, Huerta had offered to resign
the presidency in favor of David De La
Fuente, former minister of communi
cation and the candidate of the Liberal
Republicans in the recent election, was
later characterized as absolutely un
true by the Norwegian minister,
Michael Stromlie, who had been credit
ed with being one of the principals in
KILLS HER DIVORCED HUSBAND.
Woman Shoots Man In Front Of Hia
Williamson, W. Va. —Mrs. Sarah
Sloan shot and killed her divorced ’hus
band at an isolated point on Black
berry creek, Kentucky, near Matewan.
After the shooting Mrs. Sloan boarded
a train and came here, where she
was later arrested. From what can
be learned Mrs. Sloan killed her hus- '
band in the road in front of the Sloan
residence. Mrs, Sloan, it is said, was
the seventh wife of Jud Sloan and the
man’s eighth wife witnessed the shoot
ORDINANCE FREEZES CITY.
With Temperature Low, Sparta Coal
Men Can’t Sell.
Sparta, Wis. —This city of 4,000
population is experiencing a real
freez-out. All orders received at the
three main coal yards of the city were
rejected, and buyers were notified that.
It was impossible to operate under the
city’s new ordinance, which requires
that all coal should be weighed on the
city scales. One small coal-yard re
mains, but it cannot meet the demand.
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