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' ^ AND NEWARK ADVERTISER V | OIVB> CBXTj , ,. 1 1 " - " —■ .-!—*- :=" ■■•-' " — - if ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1913.—18 PAGES. PROBABLY FAIR TONIGHT AND TUESDAY or ns DECIDES Former Republican Leader of . Atlantic Will Serve Year and Pay $500 Fine. / CONVICTION CONFIRMED AFTER BITTER BATTLE Through ‘Dummy’ He Awarded City Contract to His Own Paving Company. I Special to the Newark Star.] TKENTON, Nov. 24.—The Court of Errors and Appeals today affirmed the conviction of Commodore Louis Kuehnle. of Atlantic City, for being financially interested In the awarding of a contract to a company in which he was a director while a member of the Board of Water Commissioners of Atlantic City. The former boss of Atlantic county was sentenced to one year in the State prison and a fine of *500. An employee of the United Paving Company named Lockwood entered into a contract with the city for the construction of a $500,000 timber water main. Later it was found that . Lockwood turned the contract over to the United Paving Company in which Kuehnle was a stockholder, director and officer. Lockwood, >t was alleged, was used as a dummy to secure the contract for the Kuehnle Company, i Long Legal Battle. . Kuehnle was sentenced in July, 1911. but the case was carried from one court to another on the plea that the cdsor-drawn jury which indicted him was unconstitutional. At the time Woodrow Wilson was Governor and he sent Attorney-General Edmund Wilson to Atlantic City to pnsecute the case. Supreme Court j -lice Kalisch superseded the county ju_>_') in the trial and the sheriff was Ig nored in the selection of the grand jury. When a conviction was had Kuehnle’s lawyers declared that their client had been persecuted and was a victim of the Governor’s desire to "clean up" Atlantic City, and have thus far succeeded in keeping him from serving his sentence. Following his conviction Kuehnle immediately appealed to the Supreme Court on the ground that the elisor 1 jury was unconstitutional. The Su preme Court, however, affirmed the conviction below. Next he carried the case to the Court of Errors and Appeals and the vote today to sustain the conviction was 8 to 1, Justice Minturn voting for an reversal of the judgment be low. An appeal may be taken to the United States Supreme Court. There .» a feeling here, however, that this will not avail the former leader any thing, but will merely act as a stay tb of the carrying out of the sentence, f In view of the decision of the United States Supreme Court three weeks ' ago in the similar case of John Zeller, of Hudson county, who was convicted by an elisor-drawn Jury. .luNtlce Swayie’i Opinion, The syllabus of the opinion of Jus tice Swayae is as follows: “The gland Jury sworn at the opening of the Court of Oyer and Terminer was dis charged by the court and a special session convened on motion of the altorney-general. Upon his statement of a prima facie case of a criminal violation of law by the sheriff, sup ported by affidavits, the court ordered u venire of elisors without hearing the sheriff or making public the affidavits, held that the judge's discretion was t properly exercised. r "Urdcr section 32 of the crimes act, which makes it criminal for certain public officers to be directly or in directly concerned in any agreement or contract for public improvement, it is necessary that the concern must he corrupt. An averment in the in rictment that the concern of the de fendant was direct, is immaterial and may be stricken out as surplusage. Whether in an indictment for a statu tory offense It is necessary to charge and prove a criminal intent, is a question of statutory construction. "Concerns as stockholders in a corporation that makes a contract -for a public improvement may suffice f to render public officers amenable to section 32 of the crimes act ” Suffragettes Burn Station on Railway in England Bl/tM INGHAM, England, Nov. 24. —Fife today partially destroyed the Midland railway station at Castle Bromwich, a suburb. The fire was started by suffragettes. President Names Ihree j for Philippine Commission .Washington, Nov. 24.—President Wilson today nominated the three /ollowing named for American mem j tiers of the Philippine commission: f Secretary of public instructions and / vice-governor of the Philippine 1 Islands, Henderson S. Martin, of " Kansas: secretary of commerce and j police, Clinton L. Riggs, of Baltimore, and secretary of the interior, Win fred T. Denison, of New York. DON’T , let a few cents keep you out of a real job—a few cents that might, if spent "Today, bring you in dollars next Saturday. The “Situation Want ed” column of THE STAR offers a quick solution to the “out-of-work” ques 'i t » tion to the man or woman ' 1 who has a job that they J don’t want. C And a few pennies— i merely car fare—keeps .- your ad. in a place where A the big employers of New • ark will see it. ' Y Today, you insert an ad. \__ I Louis Kuehnle, Who Must Serve Sentence of a Year LA MONTE ORDERS1 CHANGES IN PLANS FOR MUTUAL BANK | Refuses to Pass Finally on Re* organization Until Correc* tions Are Made. State Banking Commissioner George M. I.a Monte lias not passed final Judgment on the plans of the Mutual Bank on account of several details that have to be changed before he gives the plans his final approval. The matter will be definitely settled with in the next few days and will be sent to the Court of Chancery' for the final action. It is expected that the grand jury will take up the probe of the defunct institution’s affairs some time this week, and speculation is rife as to what the final outcome will be. The wide latitude that Raymond E. Smith, former secretary-treasurer of ; the defunct Roseville Trust Company, ! and alleged wrecker of the Institution, ■ pursued in his looting tactics were ! forcibly Illustrated today when Pat j rick Joseph Clossick, former butler and valet to the late James B. Dill, called to see L. R. Vredenburgh, dep uty bank examiner, in regard to $5,000 that he had deposited in the trust company and had failed to get credit for. At the time of Judge Dill’s death it was found that he had bequeathed $5,000 to his employee for seventeen years of faithful service, and when Smith heard of Oie valet’s inheritance he immediately made overtures to him to deposit the money in his bank. According topfCIossIck, he deposited $2,000 to his personal account and $3,000 in the. savings department for his children on January 11, 1911, and did not receive a deposit book, being put off by Smith, who always claimed he was busy at the time Clossick called and would promise to mall the books to him. He failed to do this and at last Clossick told him that he wottld go to the prosecutor for his money is it was not forthcoming. Then Smith mailed him his book with cred its of $1,000 showing, and told him the other amount would be credited to him, when he, Smith, could get around to it. ’’You can borrow all the money you want to keep up your business" Clossick claims Smith told him. The matter is being adjusted by Mr. Vredenburgh. The entire contents of the automo bile Accessory store on William street, owned by Raymond E. Smith, the bankrupt secretary-treasurer of the looted Roseville Trust Company, was sold today by Wilfred C. Roszel, re ceiver, for $11,270. The sale of the contents of the Oak land garage in Central avenue, East Orange, and his Central avenue apart ments are being sold on the premises at public auction this afternoon. Knnr Hakn Statement. Michael Kane. Jr., the chief oppo nent of reorganization, today made a statement scoring the manner in which the settlement of the tangled i Tairs of the trust company is being handled. "Why hasn't the banking department filed any claim against Raymond E. Smith’s estate?" he said. "Mr. Scar lett admitted \n the stand that he borrowed large sums of money—not Smith’s money, but the bank's money. Smith was Indebted to the bank for that amount and the bank ought to have filed a claim against his estsfte in the bankruptcy proceedings. “In the reorganization agreement it is said that the new Mutual Bank will open on December 1. If it does not the agreement will be null and void. I am told. Frank M. McDer mit. !r., says that if the bank does not open by that time, he, for one, will withdraw from the plan. “There Is the question of the man ner In which the hanking department cancelled the notes of depositors who had borrowed from the bank against the accounts of those depositors. That was equivalent, of course, to pay.ng those depositors In part off dollar for dollar. If there is a State law mak ing that legal, it is unconstitutional, for it is class legislation, discrimi nating against non-borrowing depos itors.” L. R. Vrcdenburgh, the special deputy State hanking Commissioner, who is in charge of the bankrupt trust company, was asked why the bank ing department had not filed any claim. f haven’t done so,” said Mr. Vredenburgh, "because we are at a loss at present to know what amount to file a claim for. We are ready to file part of our claim, but it is better to wait until we know the exact amount to file a claim for." In regard to Mr. Kane's assertion that the reorganization agreement would lapse if the new bank was not opened by December 1, Mr. Vred<yi burgh said: "I don’t know anything about that, but I don’t believe such Is the case. The new'flank can’t possibly open by December 1, because it will probably be December 15 before they get con sent of the Court of Chancery." TWO KILLED, TWO Richard Tillard, Vice=President of Scales Brother Co., Is Struck Near Home. Two arraignments on charges ot j manslaughter rook place today as the j result of a series of w'eek-end and Sunday auto fatalities and accidents. Richard Tillard. 360 Clinton avenue, the vice-president of Scales Brothers' Company, was struck by an automo bile while crossing Clinton avenue in front of his home. He died in the City Hospital. In connection with his death Arthur Nungesser, thirty-six years old, of 501 Clinton avenue, was arraigned before Judge Hahn in the First Criminal! Court on a charge of manslaughter made by Captain Samuel Brown, of tho Sixth precinct. Mr. Nungesser broke down and wept while waiting for bail to lie fixed in the prosecutors office, lie was released on a bond of $t,000 given by Edmund F. Becker of 197 Clinton avenue. The victim of the second fatal ac cident was Saul dross, aged seven, of 107 Barclay street. Seventeen-year-old Robert Abrams, of 37 North Willow street, Montclair, who drove the machine that hit tho boy, was held without bull in the Fourth Precinct Police Court on a complaint made by Captain Vogel and later released by the prosecutor’s of fice on a bond of $1,000 provided by his father, Harry Abrams. Criinlicl Under Auto. Mr. Tillard walked in front of Nun gesser's car late Saturday while he was crossing from the south to the north side of Clinton avenue. He was knocked down and both the front and rear wheels passed over him. The auto was running east in the car tracks and Nungesser, according to his own story, did not have a chance to turn out quickly enough to avoid hitting him. Mr. Tillard died in the City Hospital early yesterday morn ing from a fractured skull. Funeral services will be held in St. Barnabas’s Episcopal Church Wed ut.-utiv uueruuun. Mr. Tillard, together with his busi ness associates, Arthur Scales and James W. Scales, was connected with Wilkinson, Gaddis & Co., Inc., for more than twenty-live years. The three men later formed the Scales Brothers’ Company, wholesale gro cers, of 270 JellifT avenue. Mr. Tillard was forty-nine years old and unmarried. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry S. Griffith, of 3 Ridgewood road, West Orange, and a brother, Henry Tillard, who is connected with the office of Tyler Parmly, city comptroller. Little Saul Gross was killed while playing with boy friends in front of his home yesterday afternoon. “Knuckle-down!” called one of his comrades. That was the signal for all the boys In the game to stand still. Gross wa^ running across the street. At the call he stopped Short, directly In the path of an automobile driven by young Abrams and occupied by his mother and three relatives. The ma chine struck Gross^ and hurled him to the pavement. A rear wheel passed over his chest, crushing him Instantly to death. The body was placed In the AbrnmB car and taken to St. Barnabas's Hos pital. Later It was taken to Holle’s morgue. Funeral services were held In the home of the boy’s parents this after noon. Burial was in the Orthodox Cemetery. n«y Ran Down by Anto. In another auto accident, Kdward Ferguson, aged fifteen, of 117 Broome street, was slightly hurt last night. He had been loitering outside a Rattle Watkins Lindsay meeting at 289 Mar ket. street. William McKain, the care taker, chased him away and he ran In front of the machine of R. F. Kelly, of 7 Grove terrace, Montclair. Mr. Kelly took him to St. Barnabas’s Hos pital, where It was found that he had escaped with bruises about the body and left foot. The seventeen-year-old son of Mr. Kelly, who was driving the automobile, was arrested and paroled. In this case as in that of Gross, the I car was being driven by a boy of less than the legal age. A driver’s license cannot be obtained by a minor under eighteen years old. ~ _ ! Makes Record in Length of Time of Trying—Alleged Slayer on Stand. With the opening today of the sec ond week of the trial of Angelo Cer ceriello for the murder of his wife be fore Judge William P. Martin, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, the case gets into a class that few others havjj attained in thie county, that of taking more than one week to try. The trial of the case was started a week ago today and promises to last until tomorrow night at least. The signed statement made by Cer ceriello on June 6 was introduced when the defendant resuri. id the stand this morning. Mr. McDermit read the statement to the jury. His story on the witness stand Saturday was practically a reiteration of the statement which was taken by the prosecutor's detectives. Assistant Prosecutor Mott in con tinuing his cross-examination ques tioned Cerceriello about a man who had gone to the Jail to identify him as a person to whom he had sold a hatchet. Cerceriello said he remem bered the appearance of Interpreter Federici with the man said to be a salesman in the hardware store of Rising & Thorne. He denied that he had told Peter Deskowich, a fellow prisoner in the ia.il, that "that was not the man from whom he bought the hatchet. It was el younger man—a clerk.” "Federici said to me," declared the witness, "Didn’t you buy the hatchet at Broad and Orange streets? Your lingers will condemn you.” "What did thiB man, who appeared at the jail to identify you, look like?” asked Mr. McDermit. "I thought he was a drunken man I saw on Eighth street the night before Decoration Day.” Important testimony for the defense was given by Professor Wllltam Wiener, of the Central Commercial and Manual Training High School, on the condition of the cartridge which the State claims to have found in a water trap, and which Haudisl said (Continued on Pace », Column ZJ fWO U. S. ARMY FLIERS KILLED AS AEROPLANE FALLS Jeutenants Ellington and Kelly Victims of Accident at San Diego. SaK DIEGO, Cal., Nov. 24—Lieu tenants Eric L. Ellington and Hugh L. Kelly, first division army aviation army corps, were killed today in a fall of about eighty feet in an aero plane. The accident occurred across the bay from San Diego on the grounds of the army school on North island. Kelly was first, lieutenant in the Twenty-sixth Infantry and Ellington P «nnlnne«l on Page 3. Column I.) Of Noblest Type of American Girlhood Is Miss Jessie Wilson, White House Bride She Is Tall, Handsome, of a Sunny Disposition, Simple in Dress and of Refined Manners. BY NIXOI.A GREEI.EY-SMITII (Copyright, 1913, by the New»p«i«r Enterprise Association.) WASHINGTON. Nov. 34. TOMORROW Is the great day at the White House—the wedding! Miss Jessie Wilson become Mrs. Francis Bowes Sayre. I think you will all like to know just what the bride ie like. Bhe is rather tall—say five feet six or so; quite slender with a long oval faoe in which the cheek bones are noticeably high and in which the dominat ing quality is an earnest sweetness. She has hair of blonde chestnut color which she wears parted and uncurled. Her eyes are deep blue and they have a mystic quality. They might be the eyes of Joan of Arc seeing her vision of conquest and martyrdom. -- VJU3 Minn Jennie Wllnon, White Ifoune bride—the picture nhe hernelf liken bent of all her photojrraphn. WEE EXPOSES UNION NATIONAL BENEFIT METHODS Allan Alcott Declares President Attempted to Oust Him—Says Laws Were Violated. Allan M. Alcott, of 270 Summer ave nue, who was formerly an official of the Union National Benefit Associa tion, tho local concern which has come in for severe criticism, makes the latest statement of the alleged Irregularities of tho company. Alcott was one of the trustees of the association named In the articles of / Incorporation. He declares that an attempt was made to remove him from the board of trustees by Illegal methods. The former official charges that Clarence Wander Blatt, president of the Union National Benefit Asso ciation, has not compiled with the State law under which the "fraternal” association was formed. Defies Blatt. "There are certain clauses of that law under which the Union National Benefit Association was incorporated that I want to call attention to," said Alcott. "Paragraph four of that law states what regulations must be com piled with by a company of this sort and I defy Blatt to prove that he has complied with these regulations. The paragraph reads: “The business of tjie association shall be conducted by the trustees, subject to the by-laws which shall be passed by the members. The trustees Hiia.il ue eiecLiiu uy im: iuciuucip auu shall hold office for one year, or such term as the by-laws provide, and un til their successors shall be elected. "The majority of the trustees must be residents of this State; there shall be a president, secretary and treasurer to be chosen by the trus tees unless the by-laws provide for the election of any of them by the members; either the president or sec retary may be eligible to the office of treasurer, If the by-laws so pro vide; whenever trustees, managers or directors shall be elected, a cer tificate under the seal of the corpor ation, giving the names of those elected and the terms of their office, shall be filed In the office of the clerk of the county In which the original certificate Is filed; vacancies shall be filled In the manner provided In the by-laws, and upon filling any vacancy a like certificate shall be filed; there shall be paid to the coun ty clerk a fee of twenty-five cents for filing and Indexing each certifi cate and to the secretary of State a fee of $1 upon filing each certificate. "No one will be able to find In the county clerk’s records any documents proving that new trustees were elect ed, any vacancies created or any va cancies filled,” declared Alcott. "At least that Is the information I re ceived when I made inquiries," sup plemented Alcott. The former official of the Union National is now engaged as an officer in a rival concern, known as the “Union National Co-Operative Asso ciation.” Another officer of the latter concern Is Bernard Croll. also a for mer official of the Union National Benefit Association. Blatt and his former associates quarreled several tlmeB and finally separated. Blatt had both Alcott and Croll arrested since they broke friendship with him. The latter couple were charged with obtaining money under false pre tenses. Mrs. Mary Anderson, of 72 Pen nington street, today won her suit against the Union National Benefit Association, securing an award of $160. The woman, who Is a widow, brought suit to recover the amount due on her husband’s policy. The Insurance concern officials claimed the woman was not entitled to any benefit. Convention Rail Stereotypers' I'nlon. Krueger Auditorium, Nov. 26. Ticket, (Including wardrobe), 60 cents. FIFTY-FIVE ROADS IN SUIT TO RAISE i.„, - -r , . - - Appearances Entered for Fifty two Eastern Lines at In terstate Hearing. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.—Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore and Ohio; Frederick A. Delano, pres ident of the Wabash, and George Stuart Patterson, general solicitor of the Pennsylvania, appeared before the Interstate Commerce Commission today to argue for authority to In crease rates on all classes of freight traffic, approximately 6 per cent., east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and Patomac rivers. Though the proposed increased ! rates are asked by the railroads In the territory east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers, the hearing Is of the utmost Importance to all the railroads of the United States, for should the com mission grant the authority for the Increase, It might extend the author ity to the other railroads of the country. At the opening of the hearing ap pearances were entered by officials and counsel of the 25 Eastern railroads. Approximately 260 representatives of the railroads and of shippers' organ izations were present. Louis D. Bran dels, of Boston, and Frank Lyon, of this city, appeared as counsel for the commission, to develop facts In oppo sition to the proposed advance In rates. Tribute to John H. Marble. Before proceeding with the hearing. Chairman Clark, of the commission, paid a high 'tribute to the lato John H. Marble, a member of the commis sion, who died suddenly last week. Mr. Clark said that If the commission ers followed their personal desires the hearing would be postponed; but de mands of the public, he said, com pelled them to forget their feelings and proceed with the work. A preliminary statement was made 'by George Stuart Patterson, solicitor of the Pennsylvania railroad, who as serted that the proposed rate In creases presented a great economic question, the outline of which It was especially fitting, should be presented by ekecutlve officers of great railroad systems. He said that while Mr. Wil lard and Mr. Delano had been solected to make the opening statements for the carriers, later they would appear as witnesses for direct and cross examination. The commission will Inquire whether present rates yield adequate revenues to the common carriers, and much testimony will be taken. When the hearing began It was expected only the opening arguments by the representatives of the railroads would be heard today. President tvillnrd's Argument. That the railroads of the country have felt the burden of the Increased cost of living, like all other enter prises or Individuals, "but unlike all others have not been permitted so far to raise their prices or adjust their charges In recognition of that bur den,” was the declaration of Presi dent Willard. Referring to the refusal of the com mission in 191C to grant a 10 per cent. Increase, and the promise to reinves tigate the rate question In the future should conditions warrant It, Mr. Willard asserted that operation of (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.1 Expect 200 at Dinner Two hundred men of Montclair and vicinity are expected to attend the subscription dinner to be given for Rev. Dr. Wilson R. Stearly, rector of St. Luke’s Church, in the Hotel Montclair, tomorrow evening. The [speakers will include Melville E. Stone and Bishop Edwin S. Lines. ERIE INDICTMENT ON REBATE CHARGE BY FEDERAL JURY Railroad Company and Others Must Stand Trial on I. C. C. Accusation. The Erie railroad and others are named In an Indictment rumored to have been brought in, along with nineteen others, by the Federal grand jury, which reported to United States District Court Judge John Rellstab In the Federal Court chamber In the postofflco building today. Rebating Is the charge under which the railroad has been Indicted and the action brings to a head work started by the Interstate Commerce Commission several months ago. The violation in question concerns a shipment of five cars of valonla from a Staten Island town to a point west, and which, according to the indictment, was started from Jersey City by the Erie railroad. Valonla Is an acorn substance used In tainting and dyeing. The valonla was stored in a ware house, from which It was taken and shipped, according to the Indictment at the Import rate, which Is eleven cents lower than the domestic rate. The shipper Is said to have consulted other railroads about the shipment and each quoted the domestic rate. This resulted In the assignment be ing turned over to the Erie. Following this a complaint was made to the Interstate Commerce Commission, presumably by one of the railroads which had bid on the shipment. Investigations by the commission, which is empowered to fix rates, resulted In their findings being presented to the Federal grand Jury and the Indictment, is the re sult. Pleas on all the Indictments brought In today will be heard with in two weeks. All South Jersey cor porations or persons Indicted will ap pear In Trenton next Monday to answer indictments, while Northern Jersey Indictments will be answered In Newark two weeks from today. After hearing Its report Judge Rellstab discharged the Jury with thanks Booths Reunited After 17 Years NEW YORK, Nov. 24.—After an estrangement of seventeen years, Bramwell Booth and Balllngton Booth shook hands today as the luncheon guests of Rev. Alden L. Bennett, a mutual friend. The meet ing was private, and, acocrdlng to announcement, was a "brotherly one, entirely concerned with personal mat ters." Presumably, the suggested amalga mation of the Salvation Army and the Volunteers of America, of which the brothers are the respective heads, was not broached. QUALIFY as STENOil It APIIERS | Special to the Newark Star.] TRENTON, Nov. 24.—The Civil Ser vice Commission today announces this list: Male stenographers for service in Essex county, David E. Johnson, 160 Ocean avenue, Newark; Frederick E. Mohrmann, 160 Watsessing avenue, Bloomfield, and Daniel O’Neill, 17 Syl van place, Montclair. js sne ueauuiui. Well, she does not look like the so ciety heroine of a Hobert W. Cham bers novel, but Mrs. Humphry Ward would be proud to claim her among the high-bred, spirited young women of whom she. loves to write and if George Kllot were alive today she, too, would admit Jessie Wilson to her galaxy of charming women. For several years Jessie Wilson has been greatly Interested in the work of the Young Women's Christian As sociation. Before her father's nom ination she spent a great deal of time in Philadelphia working with the local Y. W. C. A., and she has already told her friends that mar riage will not lead her to relinquish any of her plans for Boclal service, hut will tend to increase her opportu nities for usefulness. Sympathy and "breadth of vision" are Jessie Wilson's watchwords. She ! believes that the most useful woman j Is "she who sees her home and | neighborhood In their relation to the j wnrlri " I remember that In a conversation ! I had with Mrs. Wilson In her sum- j mer home at Sea Girt, Just after Mr. ! Wilson's nomination to the presl- j deney, we discussed the suffrage > question and she said: ‘‘I am not sure that I believe In It. ; 1 know, of course, that It would bene- i fit women who work for a living, but ! I try to view the question In Its uni- j versal aspect In relation to all women j and the larger good. But one of my j daughters is a suffragist.” And though Bhe smilingly refused i to say which one, friends of the ; Wilson family assured me that there j could be no doubt that Mrs. Wilson ' referred to her daughter Jessie. Mrs. Wilson Introduced me to all ■ three of her daughters at that time. | The eldest, Margaret, who will be ] her sister’s maid of honor, Is the j smallest and slightest of the three, j She bears a marked resemblance to her father, wears glasses as he does and possesses a fine soprano voice which has been carefully cultivated and which led her to make her debut atfe benefit concert as a professional singer a few weeks ago. Eleanor, the youngest sister, has her mother's dark brown hair and dark eyes. Most of the newspaper men who camped alongside the Wilson homo during that campaign summer thought Eleanor the handsomest of tho Wilson girls, but I preferred Jessie. All three daughters have charming simple, natural manners. They wore simple tub-dresses, any one of which could have been dupli cated for five dollars, and Jessie’s, I remember, was of blue linen. Blue, by the way, is the bride's favorite color, chosen for her going away gown and, in fact, for the dominating note of her trousseau. Since their father became President of the United States the Wilson Guests and Gifts Continue to Arrive on Eve of Ceremony. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24,-Flnlsh lng touches on arrangements for the White House wedding were In evi dence In tho historic east room today and a rehearsal of the ceremony late In the afternoon completed all the Slans for tomorrow’s program, when essle Wilson, the President’s second daughter, will become the wife of Francis Bowes Sayre. Gifts and guests continued to arrive during the day. While the number of guests will be much smaller than at the wedding of Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth, a distinguished company has been Invited, and the ceremony tomorrow promises to be a brilliant scene. The House of Representatives has adjourned until Wednesday, and while tho Senate has planned to work on tho day of the wedding, It may ad journ In time to permit those of Its membership who have been Invited to attend. Dr. Winfred T. Grenfell, the Labra dor coast mission worker, and close friend of Mr. Sayre, who Is to be best man, arrived here today. Mrs. Sayre, mother of the brldegroom-to-be, was expected late In the afternoon to be a guest at the White House. Num bers of guests from Princeton also began arriving. Many members of the Princeton faculty and veteran residents of the town, who have been long and close friends of the president and Mrs. Wilson and their daughters, have re ceived the coveted invitations. Although no guest list has been (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) Policemen Who Aided State Gain Freedom in New York NEW YORK, Nov. 24.—Two ex pollcemen, Eugene F. Fox and Ashley Shea, were rewarded today for their revelations regarding graft In the po llco department by the dismissal of Indictments charging them with bribery and perjury. District Attorney Whitman, upon whose recommendation the men were released, said they were largely re sponsible for tho conviction of four police Inspectors and other minor po lice officers now in prison. Fox and Shea were charged with collecting ‘‘protection money’’ handled by Police Captain Thpmas W. Walsh. Women Vote in Chicago CHICAGO, Nov. 24.—The final count of Saturday’s vote at West Pullman, where the question of the town be coming a park district was before the people, shows that the proposal was carried by a vote of 344 to 188, and that the women cast almost as many votes as the men. The division was: Women, 257; men, 298. The men spoil ed twelve ballots and the^ women si*. els of mum Fillmore Condit, of Essex Fells, Is Witness Before the Grand Jury. BACKS UP STATEMENTS OF POLITICIAN’S BROTHER Accused Man Is Reported to Be in South America—Ten Contractors Heard. NEW YORK, Nov. 24.—James K. McGuire, former Democratic mayor of Syracuse, N. Y„ was indicted this afternoon for soliciting a compalgn contribution from a corporation, con trary to law. Penalty on conviction is a year In prison or $1,000 fine, or both. The indictment was returned by ths grand jury after that body had heard the evidence of Fillmore Condit. of Esse^ Fells, N'. J„ New York agen$ for the Union Oil Company of Call* fornla. It Is reported that McGuire ha* gone to South Amerlcu. The first testimony against Me Gulre was given on Friday by hi* brother, George H. McGuire, in lh* John Doe proceedings which were in stituted after charges had been mads by John A. Henncssy In speeches dur ing the mayoralty campaign. George H, McGuire told of a schema under which it was proposed to ob tain State contracts for such corpo rations as contributed to the Demo cratic State Committee and gave In addition a commission on their sale* to the McGuires. Ten up-State contractors supposed to have contributed to State cam paign funds as the result of the threats of politicians were questioned by Assistant District Attorney John K. Clark today In his office. Fillmore Condlt, who for ten years hns been the New York agent for the Union Oil Company of California, was the stnr witness. The office of the company Is In the Whitehall build ing, at 17 Bnttery place. Mr. Condlt testified that James K. McGuire, whom he had known for several years, casually as the confi dential man of the Barber Asphalt Company, came to his office In the summer of 1912 and laid before him the terms under which tho Union Oil Company would get contracts. He testified, just ns George H. Mc Guire did, that the terms were * 15,000 campaign contribution and a commission of one cent a gallon on all products furnished to the con tractors, this commission to be paid lo George H. McGuire. HUERTA'S REGIME CRUMBLING, AGAIN Sees in False Reports to Mex ican Press Evidence of Be ginning of End. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.—President Wilson's belief that the Huerta gov ernment slowly la crumbling was relt, erated today at the White House. Discussing the situation generally the President pointed out that the local press In Mexico could print, uncontra dlcted, baseless statements as to tho future Intentions of the United States. As evidence of the ability of the Huerta government to spread any Im pression It pleased through the Mexi can press, the President referred Inci dentally to optimistic predictions dur ing tho last few days In Mexican newspapers, that recognition of the Huerta government by the United States was forthcoming. The Wash ington government. It Is known, Is Irrevocably determined under no cir cumstances to recognize Huerta. There wore no new developments to day in the situation generally, accord ing to White House officials, but added Interest was developed In tho Presi dents forthcoming annual message, which he will read to CongTess, when It became known that among the sub jects to be discussed will be Included a statement giving the status of the Mexican situation. The President In dicated that he would keep his mes sage abreast of developments In Mex ico, so that his presentation of events would be up to the day of delivery. Mr. Wilson expressed satisfaction today over the attitude of foreign gov ernments and Indicated It was wholly friendly and showed a desire to co-op erate with the Unite States wherever possible. As to the conference between Sir William Tyrrell, private secretary to Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary, and President Wilson last night, It was stated at the Whits House that the meeting was for "mu tual Information." Villa Says if Federals Don’t Attack He’ll Qet After Them El, PASO, Tex., Nov. 24.—So far as known in Juarez today there has been no fighting between the Federals and rebels south of Juarez. The rebels were stretched across the country from east to west, thirteen or four teen miles south of Juarez, last night, while their commander, General Fran cisco Villa, was in Juarez arranging to send supplies to them. The Federals, according to Villa, retreated Saturday from a point eighteen miles south of Juarez, which they had reached in their advance when they saw the rebels marching out Villa immediately camped and does not know what became of the Fed eral, but says If they do not attack him soon he will press south after them. His objective Is the city of Chihuahua. He declares he intends to hold Juarez or die fighting. Malone Takes Office NEW YORK. Nov. 24.^-Dudley Field Malone, recently third assistant sec rotary of State, took office today as collector of the port of New York, to succeed John Purroy Mltchol. mayor-elect, as head of tbe custom* service here. 4> ,t .