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^ ESTABLISHED 1832T” ~ NEWARK, N. J., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1913. FAIR TONIGHT; THURSDAY CLOUDY. '
UNDERWOOD ASKS WILSON TO DEFER EXTRA SESSION House Majority Lead er Wants It Put Off One Week. NEED MORE TIME TO FRAME TARIFF BILLS, HE SAYS President Meets Cabinet Today, but No Appointments Are Made. WASHINGTON, March 12.—Presi dent Wilson was urged by Represen tative Oscar Underwood, the Demo cratic leader, today, to postpone the date of the extra session of Congress at least one week. As a result of Mr. Underwood's suggestion recently, the President had fixed upon April 1. Mr. Underwood today advised the Presi dent thrft the ways and means com mittee would require more time in preparing the new tariff bills. Inasmuch as' Mr. Wilson has said that he would he guided by the coun sel of House leaders, it was regarded as practically certain today that the new Congress would not convene be fore April 7 or 8. Mr. Underwood discussed with the President the ad visability of including anything more than the tariff in his first message to Congress. II is expected that the proclamation calling the new Con gress would be submitted today. Want Tariff Alone. The President’s proclamation is ex pected to point out that the extra ses sion is eailed for the purpose of re vising the tariff alone. Mr. Under wood assured him today that House leaders would be able to confine the attention of Congress to that subject, although several Democrats Interested in other legislative matters are still anxious to have them considered be fore the regular session in December. Mr. Underwood said as he left the \\ bite House that the Democratic caucus would decide whether the tar iff was to be revised in one bill or each schedule taken up separately. As ihe bill has been prepared, he said, ll will be an easy task for the caucus to decide either way. It was reiterated at the White House, unofficially, that George W. Guthrie, Democratic State chairman for Pennsylvania, and a former mayor of Pittsburgh, was a likely appointee for a diplomatic post. Rep resentative A. Mitchell Palmer has been urging Mr. Guthrie's appoint ment as ambassador to Italy, but it Is not known yet Just what post he may get. It was stated also at the White House that word from Richard Olney as to whether he would accept the ambassadorship to Great Britain w.is not expected lor several days. It was understood (hat he was giving the appointment careful consideration. Senator Overman, of North Caro lina. presented to the President to iia\ the name of Whitehead KlutU. of Salisbury, for appointment as am bassador to Brasil. Loeb't Siiirpcior. President Wilson is giving careful consideration to tlie -.poplntment of u idleetor of customs for tlfb port of ;,w York. Dudley I<;ie)d Malone, a son-in-law of Senator O’Gorman. 1ms Iteon under consideration for some lime and it was said today that if Mr. Malone were not appointed he would lie offered a position of equal importance. No comment was made nt ihe White House on the frequent mention of the name of John Purroy Mitchel for the coliectorship. .Mr. Mltchei. however, Is said to he ac ceptable lo Senator O’Gorman, of New York. That former Senator Gardner, of Maine, and former Governor Burke, of North Dakota, might have posts was learned at the White House to day. but it was not said just what positions they would ho offered. President Wilson's statement of the attitude of the present administra tion toward Latin-American affairs was received by tlie Central and South American diplomatists hero In the friendly Hpirlt which was voiced in the declaration. The consensus of opinion among them was one of ap proval that tlie policy of his adminis tration would he to discountenance law-less revolutions and at the same time to encourage the grow-th of friendly relations. President Wilson's statement re ceived close study today at the hands of members of the Senate and House. Meets with Approval. Tlie majority of members of the SenHte and House committees on for eign affairs expressed general ap proval of tlie President s attitude. A prominent member of tlie Senate com mittee said lie believed the statement had been issued to serve us a warn ing to those who have hold the im pression that the new administration might be lenient with revolutionists It Is the understanding among the Senate Democrats close to President Wilson and Secretary Bryan that the administration will urge tlie exten sion of trade in the southern coun tries through peaceful means, but ♦ hut if necessary another statement tuny lie issued to indicate more dear ly that American interests there will not be aided in any way if they take part in attempts to upset established government. Though the cabinet was in session more than two hours today, no state ment as to the subjects discussed was issued. The secretaries declared that no appointments had been taken up, hut that the discussion had been con fined to the consideration of general policies, domestic and foreign. It was (Cautioned on Second Page.) Talks of Tariff with Wilson llcprcuentative Oscar Underwood. 9 FATALLY BURNED _ Mother and Six Children Are Victims of One—Tenth Per son Slightly Hurt. I NIONTOVVN, Pa„ March 12.—Mrs. Emma Nouts and her six children were fatally burned today when a lamp exploded in their borne at Fil bert. near here. The children range In age from Ift years to 2 months. •Mrs. Daisy Holland was burned to death; her hsuband, Ellis Holland, was fatally Injured, and Mrs. Lout* de Saulles was hurt when the gas in the kitchen range at the Holland House here exploded today. Mrs. de Sa idles was a neighbor and attempted to rescue the Hollands. r,— pa «_nt .a Tell Probers National Guards men Attacked Them in Parade. WASHINGTON. March 12.—Fur ther details of the difficulties ex perienced by the marchers in the suffrage parade were told today by women and men. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ballock attacked the conduct of the special policemen. She described them as "rough, coarse men, whose attitude was facetious and who made flippant, silly remarks." Mrs. Olive H. Hasbrouck and Ran dolph Forrest told of policing a por tion of the crow'd at the end of the line of march themselves after vain appeals to policemen. "We had no difficulty then." said Mrs. Hasbrouck: "the people were good natured and were willing to do what we asked," Mrs. Forrest told of an attack by three national guardsmen upon a float which site accompanied. She said they jumped on the float and lore down some of the decorations. The women of the company, she said, were badly frightened. Dion Miller, a Washington lawypr, testified that of 130 pollcenfen he saw along the line of march only two or three were taking active steps to keep the crowd bade. He appealed to several officers without result. He declared the crowd would have obeyed any concerted action l>y the police. Miss Ella Wainbailgh, of Cam bridge. Mass., said that the policemen that she saw were doing nothing to keep hack (lie crowd and seomerl In terested In the parade. "A drunken man fell into our ranks out of I he crowd just behind me,” she sairl. "I do not know what hap pened to him: it was all a night mare.” Two members of the citizens' com mittee on public order, Walter A. Brown and T. Percy Meyers, insisted that the police, so far as they could observe, did ihpir full duty. Mr. Drown declared the crowd' was so dense it would have bepn physically Impossible to confine it behind the ropes stretched along the curb. On the list of witnesses were Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of the Speaker of the House, and her sister, Mrs. Pitzer. They were unable to attend today’s hearing, but will probably appear later. REPORT FULL CREW BILL (From n Stuff ('orresimndent.I STATE HO CHE, TRENTON. N. .1 March 12.—Assemblyman Egan’s full crew bill was reported in the Senate today without amendment and given a second reading. The bill will pass the Senate. COURT CALLS TOMORROW Supreme—153, 15a, 158, 160, 161, 143, 156, 118. Circuit—404 on. 410 436. 303, 442, 446, 388, 420, 443, 444, 447, CHIEF OF AH TRUST FELLS OF MEN HIGHER UPj Danies Said to Have Made Amazing Confession. TWENTY FIRES NETTED $500,000. HE ASSERTS ■ Chicago Prosecutor Says Rev elations Are More Startling Than Those of Fink. CHICAGO, March 12.—The report that John Danies, .alleged to have been chief of tlie* so-called arson trust, had made a confession was confirmed today by First Assistant State's At torney Frank Johnston. Danies. according to Johnston, named forty members of the arson ring, including several men "higher up," and admitted he had set more than twenty fires in Chicago. The confession is said to be even more startling than that recently made by Benjamin Fink, who con fessed complicity in 10(1 incendiary fires. An aggregate of 00,000 in in surance was collected from the Dan tes fires, said Johnston, who an nounced that at least forty war rants for business men. public Are insurance adjusters and actual In cendiaries named by Danies will be sworn out late today or tomorrow. Yield* to "Third Degree." The confession was made after a seven-fiiour Inquisiton during which Danies maintained his innocence un til he broke down and made a clean breaRt of It. "The ramifications of the trust,' as described by Danies, are almost be yond belief." said Johnston. "The gang seemed to have worked in al most every Slate In the middle west. Dantes and Fink were chiefs of the firebugs, although they did not belong to the same gang. Both men say they do not know each other except by reputation." In confessing to Johnston. Danies said: "1 tried to get out of the busi ness. but people would not let me alone. They kept sending me to do Jobs for them, and I kept on going in the same old way for fifteen years. My first experience with fires hap pened in ray own home, and when 1 settled for the Insurance an adjuster ' told me that I could make lots of money by setting incendiary fires. That's how I got mixed up in this rotten stuff." Gut One 8200,000 ‘Mob.” Danies said that on several occa sions persons for whom he had set tires defrauded him out of his share of the insurance money. He told of a $200,000 fire at Cleveland about a year ago. He said that he was ..retained to start the blaze, hut was otherwise engaged, and turned it over to one David Kershak, at present a fugitive from justice. Danies's confession probably will mitigate the prosecution against him. although Johnston said that he had not quite made up his mind as to what he would do for him and Fink in return for their assistance to the State. Thirty-five Laborers Have Nar row Escape, Then Strike for Higher Wages. Caught in n cave-in, two men were hurt and thirty-five others hail a narrow escape In Maple street. Kear ny. shortly before noon today. The laborers were putting in water connections. They were at work dig ging a trench, when, without warn ing, the earth began to cave in. Angelo Asdonosso, of 85 Klvrr street, and Joseph Marco, of 159 Green street, this city, were caught and burled in the lirst avalanche. The others scrambled frantically for safety. Only the heads and shoulders of the two laborers were visible. Their fellow workmen Immediately started to dig them out. The footing was precarious and there was great dan ger of a further cave-ln. The work of rescue proceeded slowly. When Marco was finally dug out it was found that he was badly hurt. He was taken to Rt. James’s Hospital, where the physicians say he has a broken Jaw and injuries about the head and shoulder. Asdo nosso was less seriously hurt. He in sisted upon being taken home. Tlic gang of laborers was employed by William Wilkinson, a Kenrny eon. tractor, who was awarded the work of improving Maple street from Quincy avenue to Woodland avenue. After the cave-in the men refused to return to work unless their pay was raised from $2 a day to $2.50. When this raise wms refused, they quit in a body. 4 WORKMEN SUFFOCATED BY LEAK IN GAS PIPE N ANTON, Alta. March 12.—Four employees of the Western Canada Natural Gas Company were suffo cated today while repairing a leak in one of the pipes of the local plant. Several others are in a serious con dition. "Be not ashamed of your craft;’’ advertise in The Star. I OLD FREEHOLDER BOARDS WIN BY COURTS DECISION; — Supreme Circuit Bases i Ruling on an Act of 1908. FOUR COUNTIES ARE AFFECTED BY FINDING Ends Legal Difficulties of Mor-| ris, Mercer, Union and Ber gen Since Ejection. I From r Stnff Corrmporxlrnt.l I TRENTON, N. .1 , March 12.—The Supreme Court today In an opinion decided ihai the old boards of free holders In l'n on, Rergen, Morris and Mercer counties are legally entitled to hold their offices and that (lie small hoards selected in November are illegal. The opinion, which is by Justice Swayze, decides the case practically upon one point. It holds to be con stitutional the law of 1908, which was passed as an<amendment lo the orig inal Strong act of 1902. This 1908 act, which provided for a rearrangement of the number of free holders to be elected in counties ac cording to their population, contained the proviso that "(his act shall pot apply lo second-class counties.” There was a pretty general opinion that this provision was ineffectual on' the ground that it established an un constitutional classification and be cause of this view the acl was sub mitted to voters in Union, Mercer, Bergen and Morris counties, all coun ties of the second-class. Today’s de cision, sustaining as it does the 1908 act, holds in express words that the Strong act, after the passage of the 190S law. was nol ill effect In second class counties and that, therefore, there was no law for smaller boards of freeholders for submission to the voters of those counties. Word Defying Print Muzzled by Typist at Horse Suit Trial. If ever a stenographer had a puz zle to figure out, it was pretty Miss Hattie Allen, who attends to the re cording end of the East Orange Dis trict Court. She had lo write in shorthand something that can’t be printed, and she had to do it at the rate of 150 words a minute; but she was game. When Judge Mountain called on her to read her notes a few minutes aft erward she was able to do it. It was a horse case. Janies T. Rowe, formerly a driver for a local department slnre, was suing the Public Service Corporation for $500 damages, alleged to have been sus tained by him as the result of a col lision between Ills wagon and a trol ley car at Mulberry and Commerce streets. In his testimony llowc said that lie had called to his horse to start. "What did you say? Gldap?” de manded (!. Harold Blake, the cross examining counsel. "No,” replied Rowe. “I said - Tn other words, ho clucked to his horse. The sound, perfectly familiar to everyone, cannot he indicated in print. Tt is not “click-click.” It is not “cluck-cluck.” The only way to des ignate it is to say that it is horse lan guage for “go-ahead.” Blit that didn’t concern the court stenographer. She was supposed to make an absolutely verbatim report of the proceedings, whether the wit nesses talked Knglish or chimpanzee. Not for the blink of an eyclish did Miss Allen's pen falter. She got down every word of the testimony. There was some question a few minutes later as to what the witness had actually said. Miss Allen was asked to read her notes. She did so, and imitated the duck ing as if she had been driving deliv ery wagons for years. The versinilli tnde of the sound amused Judge Mountain, the lawyers and the entire court-room. I^ater, after the case had been de cided against Rowe, Mr. Blake asked her how she had written it.. “Oh, that was easy,” she explained. “I .lust wrote, In shorthand ehay-kay chay kay—four stranght lines like a *W’ tipped up on one end.” Sec. Garrison Is Vaccinated WASHINGTON, March 12.—Secre tary of War T.lndley M. Garrison was the first to bare his arm for vaccina tion today under a general order for the moculation of nil employees In his department and in the Stale, war and navy building, because of two cases of smallpox among war depart ment employees. About l.non persons are affected by today’s order, and all who wish to con tinue. their work must either submit to vaccination, show evidence of suc cessful Inoculation within five years, or take vacations until danger of con tagion has passed. REBELS TRAPPED, no AWAITS DECISIVE BATHE Carranza Followers Are Surrounded by 4,000 Federals. HUERTA ORDERS 10,000 TROOPS INTO SONORA Another State Declares Against Huerta Rule—Names Own Government. MEXICO city, March 12.—Two thousand followers of Yenustiano Carranza, rebel gov ernor of Coaluilla, are surrounded in the vicinity of Lampszos, Nuevo I-eon, by 4.000 fed eral troops, according to a statement from the war department today. A decisive engagement is expected with in a few hours. A dozen troop trains left Mexico j City for tlie north this morning. Most of tiie troops went In the direction of Sonora. They included many detach ments of the auxiliary branches of the service, besides a full battalion of the Seventeenth Infantry, a ma chine gun company and a battery of artillery with heavy siege guns. An additional force of three thousand regular troops Is to leave this evening for Sonora, and by Saturday the gov ernment hopes to concentrate a total of ten thousand men against the con stitutionalists there. Simultaneously with the departure of this army for the north, the first heavy movement of troops took place into the country hitherto overrun by followers of Zapc.ta. The detach ments thus sent into the state of Morelos included troops under Colonel Manuel Jasso, from Santiago, live hundred soldiers under General Javier from Puebla, and three hundred men under General Iligino Aguilar from the fpderal capital. The three col umns will undertake combined action, and the operations are to be carried out wilh the greatest energy. The cutting of communication be tween Hermoslllo, the capital of the state of Sonora, and the seaport of Guaymas, on the Gulf of California. 1 has given rise to much anxiety In Guaymas, according to dispatches re ceived here. Reports Indicate that rebels numbering 1,600 are fortified in the neighborhood. They are said to bp In possession of four rapid-fire field guns. Guaymas has a garrison of 400 federal troops.. The Mexican gunboats Tampico and General Guerrero are stationed (here, as well as (lie American armored cruiser Colorado. El. PASO, Tex.. March 12.—Tf the provisional government at Mexico City intends to rush troops to sub due the anti-Huerta uprising in So nora, the western border Slate, It must be done either by landing fpd eral forces at some California gulf port or moving them from Chihuahua. But the recent declaration of Tnez Sala zar, ex-rcbcl general, that he will not accept Huerta, espousing Instead the revolutionary program of Yasquez Gnmez, the conditions about Purral and other threatening circumstances in Chihuahua make it appear that General Rahagn's force of from 2,000 to 3,000 foderals cannot move far from the vicinity of Chlctiahua City. Advices received here today said rebels had burned sixteen railroad bridges south of Chihuahua City, and cut all tall and wire communication from that point south. DOUGLAS, A Hz.. March 12. Gen eral Ojeda and 450 men evacuated Agua Prieta at 0 o'clock today and began an overland march west to Nogales, where Colonel Kostcrlit/, ky's rural police arc threatened with attack. Each man carried all the arms and ammunition possible. The rest of the garrison equipment, sur plus arms and ammunition were left packed In box cars. NOGALES. March 12.—The State of Sinaloa, south of Sonora, has revolted officially against Huerta's national government and named a provisional governor, according to reports of per sons arriving here today from Her mosillo. They also report that Hie Yaqui In dians of Sonora have volunteered to assist the insurgents. Will Enforce Publicity Law WASH fNGTON. March 12.—Unless the Supreme Court restrains Post master-Genera! Burleson from en forcing the newspaper publicity law, as it was asked to do yesterday, lie will Immediately do so, regardless of an agreement by former Postmaster General Hitchcock to withhold action pending a determination of its con st Itutlonallty. Mr, Burleson so announced today. Fielder Signs Grossing Bill (From a staff ( orrrapnnrient.l TBENTON. N. .1., March 12.—Gov ernor Fielder this afternoon signed his first bill. It was Ills own meas ure, the grakle crossing bill. Intro duced by him on the opening day of the legislative session. Navy Secretary’s Wife Is No Stranger to Washington Mrs. Josephus Ouiilels. WASHINGTON, March 12.—Mrs. Josephus Daniels, wife of the sec retary of the navy, is one of the most popular of the matrons of the new cabinet circle. Her mother Is a resident of tills city, and Mrs. Daniels, although a resident of South t'arolina, has long been identified with Washington society, in which her husband's position now gives her high rank. ADMIRAL’S BURIAL HALTED TO PROBE MURDER_ THEORY Autopsy Made Today and Organs to Be Sent for Analysis to Chemist—Sensation Created Softie Time Ago by Mrs. Eaton’s Charge That Her Baby Had Been Slain. NOKWELE. Mans., March 11!.—It 1 became known today that an inves tigation was begun a few* hours after the sudden death last Saturday of Rear-Admiral Joseph diet Eaton, I*. S. X., retired. An autopsy wan followed by the announcement today that death was due to inflammation of the stomach. The sheriff added: “I have nothing to say at this lime except that an Investigation is being made.” Admiral Eaton was taken ill on | Friday and died the next day. H** was 65 years old and had lived on a farm here since his retirement. BOSTOX, March 1-’.—District Attor ney Barker, of Brockton, believes that Rear-Admiral Eaton may have been slain. The police began a secret in vestigation while funeral services were being held in the Eaton home at Nor we 11. In 1909 navy circles and society were startled by a charge made by Mrs. Eaton that Joseph G. Eaton, Jr., a six months-old baby, which had been adopted by her and lloar-Admiral Eaton, had been poisoned. Professor Whitney, after a careful investigation, reported that he could* find no traces of poison in the child’s stomach. Rear-Admiral Eaton’s body was to have been hurled at Lowell today. It is said an autopsy will be held today and the organs sent to Professor Whitney at. Harvard for chemical analysis. MR LEADER IS HELD AS RIOTER Tresca Is Charged With Insti gating Attack on Paterson Dyeing Plant. |S|>relnl in thr Newark Mar.1 FATEUHON, N. J.. March 12.— Carlo Tresca, tho 1. \V. W. organizer, who was arrested after the first riot of the big silk'strike, was arraigned before Judge Carroll today on a charge of ineiting to riot. This is the second time that Tresca has been arrested. He was held in $1,0W hail on the same charge earlier In the Htrtke. After obtaining his release on a bond he continued tils activity as a leader of the 20.000 striking mill hands. . The first fight of tlir labor war took place yesterday afternoon. A few workmen who were forced out by the closing of the Weidman silk dyeing plant returned and asked for work. The strikers quickly heard of it, and 2,non of thorn rushed to the plant. Armed with stones and clubs, they surged upon the private detectives who were guarding the factory. A riot call was sent mil, and two auto patrols, with reserves, under the com mand of Sergeants Hyatt and t.ol ledge, were rushed to the scene. The mob was stoning the mill when the patrols arrived. The patrolmen charged into the ranks of the strikers and drove them off. Tresca whh charged with ineiting this riot. A warrant was Issued for his arrest, and he was taken prisoner in Market street by Sergeants Lord and Happier. Sergeant Kyan made.the charge against him today. Judge Carroll held him for examination later. Tresca is represented by the law firm of Har mon Smith. William D. Haywood, chief orga nizer of the Industrial Workers of the World, plans' to leave Paterson this afternoon for Akron. He will leave the direction of the silk mill workers' strike here in the hands of Elizabeth Gurley Klyna. I 1 No Bills, Except by Unanimous Consent, May Be Introduced After March 17. I From n ( nrrrnpondent.l THEXTOX, N. March 13.—By adopting a resolution providing that no Intis l„- introduced after March 17 except by unanimous consent of I lie House, the expectation of the members of the Assembly to get. through with this year’s session early, perhaps by the llrst of Apffll. was indicated today. The morning session was of a rou tine character, among I he hills passed being that creating a commission to investigate the building trades of the State and recommend suitable legis lation. It is likely t ha i (lie battle on the jury commission hill will lie fought In tile House this afternoon, and the constitutional convention bill may come up again ADJOURNMENT NEAR, AS SENATE ACTION SHOWS | From n staff Correspondent,! TREXTON. X .1.. March 11'.—Signs of approaching final adjournment of the Legislature was manifested in the adoption by the Senate this morning of a concurrent resolution for final adjournment on April II and another resolution that no hilt be introduced except by unanimous consent after March -4. Mr Edge opposed the resolutIon and called attention to (he fact that nothing had been done with efficiency and economy commission bills abol ishing and consolidating State boards and departments. Mr. Edge, the In troducer of these bills, says he has been unable to get them out of com mittee. Benin t». McLaughlin tonight, barely Theatre Wrestling Carnival.—Adv. ALL “STAGE-PLAY." I Salter Seeks to Re cover $6250 for Stock. $1,500,000 BRAZILIAN MINE INVOLVED IN CASEj Roselle Executive Says Litiga* tion Is Absurd and Based Upon Political Spite. Sued for damages in connection With a SI.000,000 Brazilian mining company, Harwood Fish. Bui! Moose mnyor of Roselle, today stated that he was the victim of a political plot. Papers in the suit have been filed in the Supreme Court. C. F A, Salter, of ‘J91 Pearl street, New York, in the plaintiff. He alleges that ha "as victimized by ‘‘fruaudient repre sentations made in the sale of the stock." Mayor Fish is named as defendant. He was president and general man ager of the Gem Dredging Company, a South Dakota corporation, or ganized to exploit alleged rich dia mond field of Brazil. l nis company Was organized in 1909 with a capital stock of $1,000,000. In 1911, however, it was merged with the Gem Exploration Company, which had capital stock of $1,500,000. A subsidiary corporate body was then organized in New Jersey at $23,000. "All Absurd Spite Work.” Mayor Fish maintains that the • suit is merely an absurd hit of spite work. "Why I have never heard any com plaints from this man,” he asserted. "All he is actually suing for is $62.50, His suit is a stage play. You will notice that he is suing me individ ually, although I was only one of eleven officers and directors of the company." Mr. Salter's counsel, M. Casewell Heine, who has offices in fhis city nnd New York, alleges that Mayor Fish interesled a large number of investors in the diamond proposition through a prospectus, which was sent out from the main office, MS .Chestnut street, Roselle Park. It is charged that the property con trolled by the Gem Dredging Com pany, about 1.400 acres on the .ieuuitinhonha river. Is valueless. Another statement, declared er roneous in the hill, which is said to appear in the prospectus, is: "There seems to he little doubt hut that the company will be able to pay at least 100 per cent, a year in dividends, which would mean 200 per cent, a year on your invesiment at 50 cents a share." Mayor Fish, who was in Newark today, said to an Evening Star re porter: "They hav» been threatening to make It hot for me If I did not stop righting the counciltnen. i have been bucking the present Council and the past mayor for more than six years, fighting for a (lean administration. "Elected Me Respite Mud-slinging.” "The people saw that I was trying to dii tlie right thing, and despite tlie niuil-slinging of the party in force elected me mayor on the Hull Moose Independent ticket last fail. “The counciltnen have been light ing me ever sinee 1 criticized then! for wasteful use of public money. Then T refused to reappoint certain officials of the old administration, and that made them w'orse. They threatened they would make it hot for me, and tills suit looks like the result of their threats. "I have Invested more than $18,000 in the thing myself and have had no returns yet," he continued. “As soon as we get some capital to start the machinery down there things will boom. This man Halter lias never indicated to me that he was in any way dissatisfied with his invesiment of $62.50. "if I nod out that this is a spite suit, as I think it is, and that tho Council is behind it, T will start a, suit to compel the restitution of $60", paid by the council for a set of borough hall (dans without competi tion and without authority from peo ple for the construction of such a. hall." Kills Husband, W ounds W oman MEMPHIS, Tonn.. March 12.—Find ing her husband alone with a woman who gave her name as Mrs. 1,. A. Howell. In an uptown flat last night, Mrs. August Schrelber opened tiro upon them with a pistol. Schieber, who is president of a lumber com pany here, was so badly wounded thei he died soon after. The woman was wounded in the right arm. Mrs. Schieber was arrested at her home shortly after the shooting. Ac cording to the arresting officer she did not appear perturbed, and, after Inquiring whether ,,she" was dead, turned over to him a pistol with five empty shells in It. , MILD WEATHER HELPS POPE TO REGAIN HEALTH HOME, March 12.—The progress of the pope's illness continues very fa vorable. Recovery has been greatly helped by the exceptional mildness of the season and splendid, sunny weather. The pope this morning expressed a desire to resume the celebration the muss on Palm Sunday, llawM ML