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Speaker of House Enthusias
tically Welcomed at Jeffer
sonian Dinner.
Declares That Nation Must Up
hold Monroe Doctrine—Over
Thousand at Banquet.
Champ Clark, of Missouri, speaker
of the House of Representatives, in
which body he recently led the fight
against surrender to England on the
Panama tolls questions, helped to
celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jef
ferson at the annual banquet under
•he auspices of the Essex County
Democratic Committee last night.
More than 1,200 persons attended.
Every seat tn Krueger Auditorium
was occupied.
Speaker Clark was enthusiastically
received and was frequently referred
to as one of the greratest Democratic
leaders this nation ever possessed.
The splendid ovation he received from
the diners was generally accepted as
evidence of the high esteem in which
he is held by the local Democracy and
hearty local endorsement of the bril
liant stand he made in Congress
against the administration's attitude
on the Panama matter.
City Counsel James K. Nugent pre
sided as toastmaster. He lauded the
career of Jefferson. He took occasion
to predict ttic reelection of Mayor
Haussllng. when that, executive’s
present term expires. The Mayor,
Mr. Nugent, Congressmen Walter I. i
McCoy and Edward W. Townsend,
of New Jersey, and Chairman James j
D. llurlarty, of the Essex County i
Democratic Committee, all came In 1
for a generous reception.
Mr. Nugent's Speech,
Mr. Nugent hud an eager audience
when he arose to make the prelim
inary remarks attending the introduc
tion of Speaker Clark. He said:
"Gentlemen, we have with us to
night the man whom I consider the
leading man at present in the Democ
racy of the United Sttaes of America.
"When the primary elections were
held to select delegates to the Balti
more national convention of 1912 there
were two delegates elected from each
of the two Congressional districts
here. I was one of the four commis
sioners sent to Baltimore and I voted
for Champ Clark. So did the other
members of the delegation. We stuck
to him and carried his banner until
the Banner was down at our sides.
“Then he went on and helped elect
a Democratic President. He comes
from Missouri and ills ancestors came
from New Jersey. They were fighters
In the time lit the Revolutionary War
and helped make New Jersey the
country which shields you and 1
“Champ Clark is the living ex
ponent of this old, fighting, demo
cratic spirit. Friends, here he Is now,
Champ Clark!"
I'rnlse for the Tarty.
Speaker Clark began by thanking
the Democrats present for their gen
erous applause and expressed pleas
ure at the large attendance. He
greeted the large aud'ence as a
promise of Democratic success. Their
applause he welcomed as the praise
of the people of his own party. Con
tinuing. he said:
“1 have never affected to despise
praise. ! like it. Praise for deeds
well done is not to he despised by
any man.
“f am here tonight for four reasons.
First, because my father was born
and raised in Atlantic County in this
State. He was a wagon and buggy
maker, apprenticed to that trade. 1
am proud of that, and it would be n
sad day when a man would be
ashamed of his humble origin.
“In the second place, I am here
because your two Congressmen, Mr.
Townsend and Mr. McCoy, invited
“I am the only man in Congress
who cannot get away from Congress.
I can appoint a speaker for one dav •
and when ( am sick, which never
happens, 1 can appoint one for ten
days. Otherwise 1 am a slave to the
House sessions.
‘‘I am sr'.ad to be hers on the invita
tion of your Congressmen, whom T
like very well. The oftener you send
back a Congressman to that House,
provided he was fit In the first place,
the better Congressman he makes. 1
have been there twenty years.
"The third reason 1 came here was
because It was Thomas Jefferson's
birthday, the day which every Demo
crat oufeht to honor as a duty.
''I am here for a fourth reason. It
is because Washington City is the
poorest viewpoint for politics and
business there ie in this community.
It is a good plan to get out of there
and among the people so as to see
what is going on. It. has been said
of Horace Walpole's man that he
'was so rigged up that everything
"fin. \ looked wall to him and every
1 J-.."ooked large to him. And
ington. Everything i« In
Tribute to flertVrnon.
"Why is it that we celebrate Jef
ferson's birthday? Because he con
tributed more high and lofty prin
ciples to the Democratic party than
any other Democrat. Because he
was the chief priest and apostle of
liberty more than any other man in
the w'orld. Because he ploughed his
ideas deeper into the soil of human
minds than any man that ever lived.
"If he walked in here tonight who
would recognize him? He was the
only red-headed President we ever
had. The nearest to another we had j
was sandy-haired Theodore Boose- !
welt, the man who knew a little
about more things than any Presi- |
dent we ever had.
“Easy Payment
08 m
That’s today—the day;
that you will find quite
a, list of homes, farms,
etc., that can be bought
on the easy payment
Read the
•‘Real Estate
For Sale” Ads.
HT r _ " , 'v
Whitman Traces Charge That
Gangster Was Drugged Be
fore Confession.
NEW YORK, April 15.—The con
fess'on of "Dago Frank” Ciroflci.
which Rev. Father William E. Cash
in, chaplain of Sing Sing, says was
"garbled” in the re [torts sent out. Is
being investigated by District Attor
ney Whitman today. The five per
sons who were present when the
prisoner made his statement half an
hour before his death will be sum
moned to the district attorney’s office
and closely questioned. They will be
asked not only what ‘‘Dago Frank”
said, but the conditions under which
he talked, and his apparent mental
Warden Clancy took Air. Whitman
a lirst-hand report of the confession
lust night. They were in conference
for several hours, but neither would
discuss It. Rather Cashin, Principal
Keeper Mclnemy and Airs, and Alisa
Ciroffci, the other witnesses, will be
summoned to Air. Whitman's office
probably todaj’.
To Determine Truth.
After it is established what "Dago
Frank” said, Mr. Whitman will try
to find out how much truth there is
t|i the doomed man's statement. He
will question “Dollar .Tom” Lunger
and Police Inspector O’Urien. It is
supposed the latter will be called be
cause he was in charge of the down
town district at the time of the Ro
senthal murder.
Air. Whitman frankly says he does
not believe what "Dago Frank” ts
quoted as having said. He has heurd
that the confession was not made in
good faith, and that the condemned
man was prepared for the confession
by a liberal administration of drugs.
He does not believe Frank was in
any inentul condition to make an ac
curate and trustworthy statement,
even if he had been given no drugs.
New Law WiH Nut Affact Tide
water Anglers, Commis
sion Announces.
(Npeciid t» the Evrnlnit Mur.I
TRENTON, April 15. The Fish and
Game Commission today announced
that the new hunters' and anglers'
license law will not be enforced in
tide waters of the State which have
not oeen stocked by the commission.
The law wllWonjy be enforced in re
spect to those streams, lakes and
ponds which have been or may here
after be stocked at the expense of
the State. The announcement nis i
said that because of the concurrent
jurisdiction exercised by this State
and Pennsylvania over the Delaware
river, under the laws enacted by the
two States, that the new license law
should not be enforced In the Dela
ware river throughout its entire
The law takes effect January 1,
Atlantic City Approves Release
of Its Former Republican
"Commodore pardoned!" A remark
able manifestation of public approval
coursed through the city, and, in
fact, the whole State. last night and
today when the word flashed over the
wire from Trenton that the State
Board of Pardons had granted not a
parole, but an unconditional pardon
to Louis Kuenhle, for sixteen years
political dictator of Atlantic City.
Children heard the news on the
streets and ran hofne to tell their
parents. References to it in the the
atres were applauded. Politicians
who had been Kuehnle’s 'Tight
bowers" before he was caught In the
meshes of the law openly rejoiced.
Men cume from all parts of the
city to the famous “Corner,” where
Kuehnle had ills headquarters and
passed out his orders to councilmen
and corporations for so many years,
to talk over what they called the
good news from Trenton. There was
talk also of an ovation for the big
"boss' when lie steps out of jail on
June 1. but this may not come to
pass, for Kuehnle is said to have
other plans.
Little interest was manifested in
the fact that ex-County Engineer
Esiel D. Riglitmire and ex-Freehold
ers John Unsworth and Frank Kn
derlein, who were convicted of graft
ing. are also to be released on June
1, when the “commodore" steps out
of prison.
The commutation of the sentence
of ex-Sheriff John Zeller, of Hudson
county, was also commented upon.
He will also leave prison on June 1.
New Deputy Collector, Once
a Principal, Now a Policeman
[Special to the Evening Star.|
PHILLTPSBURG, April 15.—Jere
miah D. Gray, of Falrview avenue,
who has been appointed deputy rev
enue collector In the State of New'
Jersey on the staff of Dr. H. C. H.
Herold. of Newark, is an ex-princi
pal and school teacher in the schools
of Warren county, and is at present
employed as a policeman for the 'C.
It. It. of New Jersey, of which de
partment his brother, Joshua B.
Gray, is chief of police He has been
a lifelong Democrat
... " I
Opposition Forces Realize Now
They Waited Too Long to
Begin Fight.
Tliat there will be scores of candi
dates for the five offices to be filled
in Orange under the commission gov
ernment plan of government which
was adopted yesterday by the voters
of tlie city by a majority of 243 votes
is the opinion expressed in Orange to
day. Those who led in the fight
against the adoption of the Walsh
act realize now' they waited too long
before beginning their fight.
The victory was due to Mayor
Frank J. Murray, who led his Re
publican cohorts und a big section of
the Democratic voters In the tight
to oust the government under Demo
cratic control. The First ward, in
which Mayor Murray and Surrogate
Isaac Shoenthal, one of his associates
on the committee of one hundred, re
side, gave a majority of 63 votes for
the new scheme; the Second ward
added 194 to this total and the Third
ward sent along 63 adltional ma
The Democratic Fourth Ward went
against the commission plan by the
slender majority of 19, whi!i the
Fifth Ward also showed 28 votes
against the commission.
The total vote In the city was 1.855
for the commission and 1,612 against
the new rule. The special election to
choose five men who w'tll have entire
control of affairs will be held In
about a month, and no sooner was It
known about town that the commis
sion change was adopted than candi
dates began to sprout and It Is ex
pected that at least 1 ;0 men will be
boosted for the $1,500 Jobs.
The change completely upsets tno
city administration, with the excep
tion of the Hoard of Education, wh'ch
is a non-partisan body, appointed by
the Mayor. The Common Council of
fifteen members, with ten of the num
ber Democrats, the Board of Excise,
Police and Eire Commissions, three
tax assessors. Board of Health, Sink
ing Fund Commission, Playground
Commission and a number of city
officials, with salaries ranging from
$11,000, paid to the controller and city
clerk, to the $900 jobs of assistants,
all will be affected by the Walsh act,
which changes the government in a
most drastic manner. This was the
second try of the commission advo
cates, a first attempt two years ago
proving unsuccessful.
The vote by districts follows:
First Ward.
For. Against.
First district . 144 30
Second district. 512 38
Third district . 37 77
Fourtli district . 54 08
Fifth district . 7s 87
Sixth district . Ofr 104
Totals 47: 410
Second Ward.
FI rut district *..... 7ft 00
Secbnd district. 115 50
i hifd district. 131 45
Fourtli district. 8ft l«
Totals . 407 213
Third Ward.
First district . 82
Second district . 74 83
Third district . 81 72
Fourth district. 102 52
Totals. 388 270
Fourtli Ward.
First district . 105 30
Second district. . 08 114
Third district. 34 157
Fourtli district. 32 S3
Fifth district . 98 02
Totals . 397 440
Fifth Ward.
First district *. M 92
Second district.100 Ml
Third district . 52 94
Totals . 239 207
Grand totals.1855 1012
Woman Flees at Marriage Li
cense Bureau and Lover
Attempts Suicide.
ATLANTIC CITY, April 15.—Frank
a. Hanly, thirty-eight years of age,
whose home is in Washington, I) C„
brought Mrs. Mary G. \\ right, of
Philadelphia, under threats of death,
she claims, to this place yesterday
and together they went to the City
Hall, where they secured a marriage
license. The woman 'hen screamed
for help and rushed into the office of
thA water works, asking to he pro
tected from the man.
Hanly rushed into the office after
her, but when several men in the
place grabbed him and prevented him
from getting to the woman he drank
some kind of a poison and fell to the
floor. Half unconscious he was rushed
to the City Hospital, where it is said
his condition is serious.
State Health Board Advises
Vaccination for Everybody
in Five Towns.
[Special to the Evening stur-l
TKENTON, April 15.—The State
Board of Health today advised tho
local boards of Columbus. Johnstown.
Wrightstown, Sykesvllle and Pember
ton, in Burlington county, to vacci
nate persons in those places as a pre
ventitive to the spread of smallpox.
Charles E. Haines, thirty-years old.
of Pemberton, has been quarantined
by. order of the health authorities.
Haines, accord'ng to the State
Board, mas reported to have small
pox on April 11, having been taken HI
on April 5. Ho is an insurance
agent, and from the time he mas
taken ill until the time he was re
ported to have the smallpox he v'sit
ed ninety-two homes and traveled on
railroad and trolley cars. The State
Board of Health also advised that all
pc (too I children be Immediately vacci.
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Part of U. S. Fleet and Officer Who Carries Orders
—Copyright International News Service.
The vessels In llie photograph above belong to the Atlantic fleet. The picture on* taken in Hampton Bond*. The Insert shows Hoar Admiral Bradley
Allen F»*ke. who lias left Washington with special orders to Join Hcar-Admlral Badger In command of the Atlantic licet at Hampton Bonds. Admiral Fisk*:
also carries Instructions from the secre tary of navy. \ I
___ ._____I
Members Not Discouraged by
Legislature’s Inaction—Edge
Surrenders Chairmanship.
J*|»erllll In (hi- Evening Slnr.|
TRENTON, April 15.—The Econo
my and Efficiency Commission in an
authorized statement today an
nounces its purpose of continuing its
probings into the several departments
of the State with the view of recom
mending the consolidation of bureaus
with cognate functions. The state
ment also attempts to define the du
ties of the Joint appropriations com
mittee, which under a resolution of
the recent Legislature is empowered
to carry on an investigation into
State departments for the purpose of
discovering new sources of State
revenue. Chairman Walter E. Edge,
of the economy board, will surrender
the direction of that body temporari
ly to Vice-Chairman Samuel Ludlow,
Jr., of Jersey City. Senator Edge con
template spending several months
The commission's statement says:
At a meeting of the Economy and
Efficiency Commission, held at its of
fice in Trenton Tuesday, April 14, in
cident to outlining the work for the
com ng year, tlu* following statement
was authorized:
“It was gratifying to the comm s
sion that the Legislature did appreci
ate the importance of having the a' -
propriations committee continued
during the current year as a c m
mittee on investigation. There should
be no contliction in any way hetw n
the prospector.' probe of the joint ap
propriation committee and the func
tions or the Kcotulliy and Efficiency
Commission. The latter were -
pouted for the purpose of combining
departments and commission! . Ri
interrelating responsibilities.
Committee's tvorli similar.
"The appropriation committee, as
the resolution was genera ly under
stood, are to look into the mode end
methods of spending money on the
part of the d.fferent departmt te
with the thought of suggesting reme
dies where possible, in fai t, the cr* a
tion of this probe is in direct line
with the Economy and Efficiency
Commission's suggestion in their re
port presented during t.hfc past sc-s
sion. This report distinctly drew the
public attention as follows:
" 'There is a popular impression
that it is author zed to deal with
the details of appropriations, but,
as the resolution Indicates, tic
powers have bnn.strictly limited
to an examination with a view to
the reorganization and consolida
tion of boards, bureaus and offices
eliminating those that are super
fluous and thereby making for ef
iiciency and economy.
" ‘Retrenchment ip detail is
strictly a fund.on of the l.cglslu
' must rest with the ap
I_ i has no power either
to Interfere with or 10 dictate to
them in their work.'
“The Economy and Efficiency Com
mission will immediately undertake
their investigations of var'ous d<
partments of State not as yet touched
upon by them, with thi view of Mill
milting to the Legislature of litir,
other recommendations and bills,
which, taken in conjunction with the
recotnmi ndat'ons that have preceded
them, will pract'cally, in tin judg
ment of the commission, completi a
plan for a thorough consolidation
and reorganization of State depart
ents on practical business lines In the
interest of economy anil efficiency."
Chancery Clerk Sworn In
(special t» the Kvenlnsr star.J
TRENTON, April 15.—Hubert H.
McAdams, of Elizabeth, was today
sworn In as clerk of the Court of
Chancery. He succeeds Samuel K.
Robbins, Republican, of Moorstowo.
Eleven Battleships, Three Cruisers, Two Gunboats and 20,000
Men to Be Ready for Action at Tampico,
WASHINGTON, April 16.—Rear
Admiral Badger, comma ruler-In-i'hlef
of thu Atlantic fleet, will have at bln
(lisfidanl eleven butt li ships. three
ciadaers, f wo gunboats and sieve ml
transportH and other auxiliary ves
i sels when the fleet Is assembled at
Tampico in pursuance of yesterday’s
This will be the most formidable
collection of American war vessels
that have been gathered in one fleet
for serious business since the days of
the Spanish War. It will be a fine
array of modern fighting machines, ;
and will carry a combined force of
more than 20, 00 men.
The following will make up the
American naval force which now is
about to gather at Tampico:
Nashville—Commander Lucius A.
I tost wick, commanding.
I >ol|>hin—Lieutenant Commander
Ralph Earle, commanding.
Tacoma—Commander Nathan C.
I’wining, commanding.
Chester—Commander William A.
Mofflt, commanding.
Des Moines—Commander Carl T.
Vogelgesang, commanding.
Arkansas—Captain Roy C. Smith,
eninmanding, flagship of the fleet.
Florida—Oapta ii^Willinm R. Rush,
cninmundtr, ilugsmp of tin- First di
Utah—Captain Louis S. Vanduser,
'•onimand"r, of tin First division.
Lousiana--Captain John IJ. Gib
li<-ns. commander, flagship of Rear
\dmiral Roum-h, division commander
of tin Second division.
>1 ichlgan—Captain Albert P. Nib-!
lack, commander, of tin Second dl- I
N<w Hampshire Captain Edwin |
,\ Anderson, commanding Second di
\ islon.
South Carolina—Captain Albert L. |
Russell, commander, of the Second
Vermont—Captain George* W. Kline,
commander, of the Second division.
New Jersey—Captain Joseph L. 1
Jayne. potrimander, of the Third di
Connecticut—Captain John J.
Knapp, command' r. of the Fourth
division. r7" ' .'
Minnesota—Captain Edward Kirnp
•son, commander, of ttio Fifth divis
Other War VeeHets.
The mine depot sh'p Kan Francisco
Commander William K. Harrison,
The hospital ship Solace.
The transport Hancock—Comman
der Arthur L,. Willard, carrying the
lirst advance brlgadi of marines, un
der Col. John A. I.ejeune In charge
of brigade headquarters.
Each of the battleships has a com
plement of about one thousand men.
This will bring the force under Ad
miral Badger's command, includ'ng
3,530 marines on board the batt.eshlp
and the transport, above 20,030.
In addition the battleships Rhode
Island, Virginia, Nebraska and
Georgia, which arc now In dry dock
undergoing repairs, may be ordered
to join the force at Tampico.
The torpedo flotilla, under com
mand of Captain William S. Sims, la
under orders ut Pensacola to await
a decision as to whether it may be
needed at Tampico.
The flotilla, ol' which the Birming
ham is the flagship, includes twen
ty-two destroyers, one cruiser and a
Rear Admiral Bradley A. Flake, aid
for operations at the navy depart
ment, is at Hampton Roads to con
sult with Admiral Badger. Admiral
Flske carried with him a summary
of the data In possession of the
Bureau of Navigation with regard
to Operating conditions around Tam
pico. He will discuss with Admiral
Badger a tentative plan for opera
tions to be carried out at the Mexi
can port should this government be
forced to drastic action.
The Norfolk and Washington
Steamboat Company's steamship
Southland, which ailed from here for
Old 1’i'iril Comfort, carried many
naval and marine officers who are
hurrying to join their ships in Hamp
ton Bonds in time for today's wail tig.
These had packed on hurried notice
and mnny farewells were said on the
With indications pointing to their
unanimous election at the polls in
South Orange Village two weeks
hence, Lawrence A. Norton, Edward
\. Murks and Dudley W. Figgis were
nominated by the Citizens' party last
night as candidates for places on the
Village Hoard of Trustees. Satisfac
tion of an unusual nature prevails,
arid as a result no serious opposition,
I any, to the administration men is
expected to develop between onw and
election, April 2S.
I nanlmlty marked the convention,
which was attended by about lno per
sons, including several Soviets wom
en. William Bayne, Jr., In calling the
inci ting to < rder, spoke of tin high
tandai'll which he said the Citizens*
Party had set In the past, add'ng
that it had always elected men t*■ I
office who demonstrated that ♦b-rc
was no sacrifice of a personal na
ture which they were not willing to
make that was for the welfare of tie
village at large.
Arthur B. Leach was named as tem
porary chairman and Philip L. Small
secretary A committee on nomina
tions. consisting of Spencer Miller,
Everett Yeaw and Henry J. Weber j
wiis named. The chair also mirmil a I
committee to draft a platform. The I
platform committee eons'sted of Wil I
liam K. Von der Kieft, John J. llowe
and John .T. O'Hanlon. After delib
eration, the cotnniliie, on nominations
recommended the selection of the
candidates named above and a rising
vote of unanimous indorsement was j
given them.
Young Millionaire, III of Lung
Congestion, Passes Rest
ful Night.
NKW YORK, April in. —Vincent As
lor lifici a restful night and was much
improved this morning, according to
announcement made at the country
home of his fiancee, M*ss Helen Dins
more Huntington. Phys'cian* were
in conference during the morning, and
it was said a formal statement might
fie Issued Juter.
Miss Sarah Manice anil
Charles Henry Mellon Wed
Privately in New York
[Special to llir Htiir.l
NKW YORK, April ir. Charles
Henry Mellon, of this city and Mor
ristown, wus yesterday married to
MiHs harnh Koinseti Manice, daughter
of the late William Manice. The cer
emony took place in the chapel of
St. Thomas’ Church. Dr. William O.
Taylor, headmaster of St Marks'
■School, performed the services.
Only relatives and Immediate
friends were present owing to mourn
ing in the bride’s family. The chan
cel was decorated with palms, white
loses and white hydrangeas and along
the aisles separating the chapel front
the church a temporary screen of
palms was arranged.
’Federal Forces and Re.i,jrce
ments Joined, but Their
Rout is Complete.
JUAREZ, Mex., April 15. -The de
feat of the combined Federal forces
by the rebels at San I’nlru De Las
. Dokmia-s, State of Doahuila, with
Federal losses estimated at 2,800
killed and wounded and 700 prisoners
and a rebel loss reported at 65') killed
and wounded, 't is pointed out here,
was really the culmination of the
battle of Torreon, which begun on
March 21.
When General Velasco, the Oederai
general In chief, evacuated Torreon
on the second of this month, his amy
was practically intact, and tin; re
treat enabled h‘m to join the rein
forcements, which had failed to reach
him at Torreon, and to that extent
the evacuation was a successful
In any event, Velasco, after his re*
treat, was much stronger anil more
dangerous than before, for at San
Pedro he had with him the columns
of Generals Javier De Moure, Ben
jamin Argumedo, Emilio P. Darn pa,
Mariano Kute, Darios Garcia Hidalgo
and Joaquin Maas, » total of twelve
or fourteen thousand troops.
While desultory lighting began al
most as soon as the Federate left
Torreon, General Villa g'ves the
duration of the battle proper as six
days, culminating with the flight of
the Federate last Monday.
Thi disordered state of affairs in
the Torreon region is illustrated by
the fact that Villa's report of victory
required twenty-four hours to reach
General Venustkino Carranza, first
chief of the revolution, at Chihuahua.
The Federate an reported to have
retired o:).-.t\vard in the direction of
Saltillo ymi Monterey, having. It is
thought, repaired the railroad in that,
direction before the battle. The Fed
erate destroyed the market build
ing. a hotel and the property of the
late President Francisco I. Madero
before retiring.
|S|»eHnl to the livrnlnit Htnr,|
DOVER, April 15.-—The plans of the
special committee of tho Common
Council, appointed to investigate the
advisability of building an addition
to tiie municipal building not only
provides f«»r greater jail facilities but
includes offices for all the town offi
cials. The approximate cost of the
rerhodeling and addition is $10,000,
which includes the price of the prop
The proposition is to build a two
si ory addition to the south side of
the present building. 22 by 52 feet,
and a seven-foot addition to the rear,
one slt»* high, the lower floor to he
used by Protection Kook and Ladde*
Company. The jail, police depart
ment offices, and equipment will be
fitted up in the quarters vacated by
the tire company. Tiie Jail will be
'equipped with six steel cages, four
j foi men and two for women and
(juveniles, and the office of the chief
of police will be in front of tiie
building, with the court room in the
rear for the police justice. The up
j per floor will he remodeled to include
a large council chamber and general
| meeting room of the tire companies,
: and the old council chamber in the
[ rear of the building will be used by
I the street commissioner.
I The plans have been submitted to
tin coqficil for consideration and it
| is expected that they will he accepted
at the next meeting of the council,
A*iil 27.
Wilson Says This Will
Be First Step if Huerta
Refuses to Apologize
by Firing a Salute.
Orderly Seized With Mail for
Warships and Message to
Charge O'Sbaughnessy Held
Up for Hours—Battleships
Turn Prows to Mexico.
President Wilson declared today at
the White House that If General
Huerta did not comply with the de
mands of the United StMte- for a
salute of the American flag as an
apology for the arrest of its marines,
the first step on the part of this coun
try would be to seize Tampico and
Vera Cruz.
The arrest of an orderly who went
ashore at Tampico to obtain mall for
the American fleet, the interception of
dispatches to Charge O’Sbaughnessy,
tile censorship over official dispatches
and repented offenses ’’against the
rights and dignity of the United
States” were given today as some of
the causes of tile dispatch of the
Atlantic fleet to Mexico, In official
statement representing the udminis
tratian views.
Other outstanding features of tho
Mexican situation today were the ac
tive work of preparing for the as
sembly uf the entire Atlantic fleet at
Tainpico and the unyielding uttltude
of General Huerta.
WASHINGTON, April 16.~WhtlA
the fighting ships of the Atlantic fleet
were turning Ihelr pntws toward
Tampico Hay today to emorce Presi
dent. Wilson's demand upon Huerta
for a public salute to the Atnartcan
■lag, senators and representatives#
were summoned to the White Homo*
'o be Informed on all phase* of tho
I situation that Congress might jo pre
Hwfnt Tor Tnv further steps. vj '~'
President Wilson told the. congri, *r«
' men that ho stood first for peace, ljut
that if Huerta did not comply with
hi' American demands, the Mrs! step
to enforce them would be the st'tzura
of Tampico and Vera Cruz, for which
tie considers there is ample precedent.
Acting Chairman fchtvely, of tho
Senate foreign relations committee;
Senator Lodge, the ranking Republi
can of that committee; Chairman
Flood, of the House foreign affairs
committee, and Representative Coop
er, tin ranking Republican of that
committee, had an hour's conference
with the President.
Official Statement ImmihI.
Mr. Wilson outlined all the details
of the now historic Tampico incident,
in which a Huerta cotnander arrested
American blue jackets and refused to
salute the stars and stripes as an
The fo lowing official statement wan
issued today as representing the
views of President Wilson and tho
“In discussions in official circles ir,
Washington of the present Mexican
situation, the following points have
been very much dwell upon:
“It has been pointed out that, In
considering the present somewliai
delicate situation ill Mexico, the un
pleasant incident at Tampico must not
be thought of alone. For some, time
past tin defacto government of Mex
ico has seemed to think mere apolo
gies sufficient when the rights of
American citizens or the dignity of
the government of the United States
were involved, and has apparently
made no attempt at either reparwtior
or the effective correction of the sert
1 on - derelictions of Us civil and mil!
tary officers.
Orderly In Uniform Seized.
"Immediately after the Incident a'
Tampico an orderly from one of the
whips of the United States in the
harhor of Vera Cruz, who had beer,
sent ashore to the postofflee for th>
chips’ mail and who was in uniform,
and who had the official mail bag or;
his back, was arrested and put into
Jail by the local authorities. He was
subsequently released and a nominal
punishment indicted upon the officer
who had arrested him, but it wa;
| significant that an orderly from the
1 licet of the United States was picked
j out from the many persons constant
| ly going ashore on various errand;
i from the various ships In the harbor,
I representing several nations.
"Most serious of all, the official■
i in charge of the telegraph office a'
I Mexico City presumed to withhold a;
official dispatch of the governmen.
iif tl;e United States to its embussj
at Mexico City, until it should have
Ii» en sent to the censor and his per
! mission received to deliver it, anc
gave the dispatch into the hands o
I tlie charge d’affairs of the Untteu
| States cuilv upon his persona! an
( emphatic demand, he having, in thi
; meantime, learned through othe.
| channels that a dispatch had beei
i sent to him which lie had not re
i oeived.
**U. Singled Out fur Uulilenipt."
"It cannot but strike any one whe
has watched the course of events h
Mexico as significant, that untowan
incidents such as these have not oc
curred in any cast where representa
tives of other governments were con
cerned, but only in dealings with
representatives of the United States,
and that there has been no occasion
for other governments to call atten
tion to such matters or to ask fo •
| apologies.

“Jack” Johnson fo Return
to Chicago for Retrial
PARIS, April 15.-"Jack" Johnson
the negro pugilist, will return to Chi
cago for the retrial of the cliargfc,
against him under the Mann aol>

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