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ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J., THURSDAY, APRIL 16. 1914.—22 PAGES WEATHER: PROBABLY FAIR FRIDAY. j
12 PERISH
IN WRECKS
ON COAST
Ten Drown as Elizabeth
Ship Grounds Off Long
Branch, Two from Tug
on Raritan Bav.
__
ONLY SURVIVOR IS HAULED
ASHORE IN BREECHES BUOY
Hundreds on Shore, Powerless
* to Aid, See Crew of Elizabeth
Schooner Drown Amid Wreck
age—Captain’s Wife Among
the Victims.
Twelve persons lost their lives by
drowning In a terrific northeast gale
and a driving rainstorm that lashed
the Jersey coast yesterday and early
today. The captain, his wife and
eight members of the crew of ^he
lumber schooner Charles K. Buckley,
ot Elizabeth, died when the vessel,
dismantled by the wind, went ashore
off l.ong Branch after being driven
down the coast from Seabright. One
Seaman was saved in spectacular
fashion.
The men were drowned off South
Amboy, when the steel tugboat Arles,
of New I.ondon, Conn., was dragged
under water by a barge she was tow
ing. The barge was struck by the
wind, sheered to one side hnd plunged
under water. She was being towed
on a short hawser, and as she went
beneath the waves dragged the tug
with.her. Seven members of the tug
boat etc w were 'rescued.
Ikpeclal to the Riming star.J
LONG BRANCH, April 16.—H. G.
Hardy, captain of the lumber schoon
er. Charles K. Buckley, from Jack
sonville, Fla., for Elizabeth: Mrs.
Hardy uud eight members of the ves
sel's crew were drowned shortly be
fore' daybreak today when the vessel,
which Had been stripped of her rig
ging by the seventy-mile northeast
gale that was sweeping along the
coast; v. oni ashore off North Broad
way here. Kmil Maikuson, a seaman.
Was haul'd ashore in ihe breeches
buoy Uni by life-savers. He is in the
Monmouth Hospital and is not ex
pected to -live.
Captain and Mrs. Hardy and the
other members of the crew were
swept from the deck when they were
launching a lifeboat in a desperate
attempt1 to save themselves. The. life
boat was dashed to poeces in the
breakers. Hundreds of residents of
the shore sew the frutl craft dive be
neath the waves and the ineffectual
efforts of the const patrol to make
frcaoucs by the glare of searchlights
•tad automobile lumps directed at the
UfiItseed schooner from (lie shore,
tiignuI lights and bonfires also blazed
along the coast.
The rescue of Maikuson, was one
ol' the most spectacular ever seen
< along the coast. The life savers’
guns were booming above the roar
of the wind, the dashing of the rain
and the creaking of the vessel's tim
bers, as the, members of the coast
patrol directed the breeches buoy
lines at the schooner’s bow. Time
after time the line shot out only to
miss the mark. Finally one shot car
ried tlv> rope, straight as an arrow,
across the vessel. As the line fell, it
twisted like a Inigo snake and wrap
ped Itself around the seaman’s body.
Seizing the line, he tied II. about ids
waist. Just then a huge wave car
ried him overboard, and he was haul
ed ashore.
lie was unconscious, but still alive
when lifesavefs picked him up. A
wealthy spectator of the rescue took
Maikuson to the Monmouth Memorial
Hospital in lits automobile. This af
ternoon the sailor was conscious, and
the hospital surgeons said he was
showing signs of improvement, His
condition was not such, however, ns
to warrant questioning him about the
wreck.
Owned by Rlizaheth Company.
The wrecked steamer is a three
" masted vessel of 430 tons owned by.
tlic Hcidrittur Lumber Company, of
Elizabeth. She was bound for the
company's yards tn Elizabeth from
Jacksonville. Fla., laden with a
cargo valued at S10.000. The amount
of lumber the vessel was carrying
was larger than her usual consign
ment of freight, and the planks were
piled high on her deck. The lofty
bililbt r piles offered great resistance
to the winds, and when the vessel
was caught in a seventy-mile gale off
Seabrlght she sheered and soon was
unmanagabte. The schooner was
drlvep to the beach. For a time it
appeared she might be grounded,
but the heavy wind caught her,
dragged her off the sands and drove
her down thy coast.
^liiclior Cable Sn»|in.
^-nvain Hardy ordered his men to
►, tfvmpt to cast anchor. The anchor
r. as dropped overboard, but as its
prong caught, in the lirni sand of the
beach the vessel was lurched back by
the force of the gale and the anchor
cable snapped. Tile seamen were
working like Trojans shortening sail
and securing the cargo on the decks.
It was imperilling the lives of all on
board, as the heavy lumber was cast
about by the force of the waves.
Every now and then there would be
a tremendous creaking above, fol
lowed by a crash on the deck and
hoarse warning cries as the topmasts
and trucks were torn off by the wind
and fell.
Signal lights were burning from a
dozen different places on the vessel’s
(Continued on r«*e t. Column 4.)
LOST
ARTICLES
Y would be returned
usually if the finder
knew who the owner
was. The S.ar “Lost”
column is the best place
to tell about it. Your ad
can' be phoned in.
Simply call
| 6300 Market.
BLOW OPEN HILTON P. O. SAFE;
THIEVES GET $300 AND STAMPS]
Daring Robbery During Early Morning Hours—Horse Blank
ets Used to Muffle Report of Explosion—No Clues Left.
Police Look for Elderly Man.
The safe in the Hilton postofHce
was blown open early this morning
and the burglars made away with
about $300 in cash and a large amount
of stamps valued at several hundred
dollars. The robbers left no clue to
their identity behind them. The po
lice of South Orange Township, of
which Hilton is a part, who Investi
gated the robbery, were unable to
find fingerprints on the' safe. This in
dicate that the men were profes
sionals who used gloves while operat
ing about the place. No footprints
are visible.
The postofHce is situated in the rear
oi the grocery store of Elmer C.
Brown, at Burnett and Springfield
avenues. The Brown family reside
upstairs. About 2 o’clock ttiis morn
i ing Mrs. Brown awakened her hus
band, ns she thought she heard noises
downstairs. Mr. Brown arose and
after listening for some time con
cluded that the wind and heavy rain
aroused Mrs Brown. Believing all
safe, they both returned to bed.
Burglars fuel Blankets.
When an employe of Mr. Brown
went to the stable at an early hour
this morning he was surprised to
see that the horse blankets were
missing. This he reported to Mr.
Brown. When Mr. Brown went into
the store this morning he saw at a
glance that something was wrong.
Calling several neighbors, he ven
tured into the store. The missing
horse blankets were thrown on the
floor near the safe. The door was
blown off its binges and the sides
bulged out by the force of the ex
plosion., The blankets hart apparent
ly been used to envelop the safe in
order to' muffle the sound of the ex
plosion.
Mr. Brown had his personal store
money in the safe with the Federal
account. This is also taken. Several
cheeks made payable to Brown were
scattered about the Hoor. All of the
stomps were stolen. Just the amount
of the stamps missing is not known,
as Mr. Brown has not made up his
book.
Klderly Man rupnUhe Clue.
Chief Arthur Boyle, of the town
ship police force, is investigating the
actions of an elderly man who came
to the postoffice yesterday afternoon.
The man asked several questions as
he threw glances about the place.
He carried a bag, which seemed to
be very heavy.
He remained In the place almost
half an hour. He asked for mail for
someone who, to the knowledge of
tiio postmaster, never resided In Hil
ton.
OTHERS IN PLOT
| Whitman Expects Informer to
Involve Men Who Framed
Scheme.
NEW YORK, April 16.—It is ex
pected that Carl Dresner, who admit
ted to the district attorney that ho
had perjubed himself in the eleventh
hour plot to save the lour gunmen
from the olectric chair, will today
add to his confession. Although ho
insists ho did not have outside aid,
from what 's considered ids remark
able knowledge of the case, it is be
lieved he will implicate others." De
tectives are searching the city toduv
for William E. Burwell. the poolroom
hanger-on, who also made an affi
davit and has disappeared.
In hlH confession Dresner admitted
every detail of Ills affidavit was false.
It Is now believed that the arrest of
l Dresner and his lncarcerat’on in the
i Tombs is only the first of a series
which will come as the remit of tho
unexpected) tnotlon for a pew trial for
the gunmen on lttst Saturday.
District Attorney Whitman has in
no way intimated whom lie believes
Dresner wifi implicate today,
Hlnrntli Hour A til,Pm It.
Home , duyr before t he application
for a new trial for the gunmen was
made by Charles ft. F. Wahle and
H. Lionel Kriugle. their attorneys,
Dresner made an affidavit in which he
said that he kpew all of. the. informers
ngainsl Decker intimately; that he
was near the Garden Restaurant on
July lii, -1912, and heard Jack. Ruse
plotting against Rosenthal's life; and
also that he was at the scene of tho
Rosenthal shooting four days later
and saw the murder car puss. In tho
car, he swore, were Harry Yallon and
Bridgle Webber, while Sant Schepps
was standing on the running board.
He swore to this before Justice Goff
at the hearing last Saturday and un
der cross-examination, stuck to his
story persistently.
In contrast with tills testimony
Dresner yesterday made an affidavit
in District Attorney Whitman's office,
in which he retracted his statements
and admitted his story was a tissue of
lies.
Oreoier taught in Net.
It was not by chance, it was learned,
that Dresner decided to change his
testimony. As a matter of fact, he
was so involved in an investigation
which Mr. Whitman started imme
diately after the gunmen’s witnesses
had testified that he was helpless. He
confessed perjury after he saw that
there was no other way out.
Dresner went to the District Attor
ney’s office of his own free will. With
him, however, under subpoena, was
Abe Guerson, whose name was
brought into the case by Dresner on
Saturday. According to Dresner, he
was on his way to see his friend
Guerson in the Elks’ Club, on West
Forty-third street, on the morning of
the murder. Mr. Whitman had found
Guerson and had learned that. Dresner
was not in communication with him
at ail on that morning. Guerson. In
fact, gave some other information
which caused Dresner to run to cover.
At first Dresner asserted that ho
had told the truth. He repeated this
over and over again.
"Then why did you come here?”
asked Mr. Whitman.
’’Well, I heard that Abe Guerson
was under subpoena, and I wanted to
assure you that I hud done nothing
wrong,” was the reply.
Kuernon Worrit'd Him.
The presence in an anterom of
Guerson seemed to worry Dresner.
Mr. Whitman called Guerson into the
room. *It. is understood that Guerson
expressed warm friendship for Dres
ner. hut told him flatly that he would
not shoulder any of his lies, and
that, he was tired of the whole mat
ter, and would tell all that he knew.
Guerson did tell all he knew, and it
put Dresner in a bad light.
Gradually the truth came out.
Dresner finally admitted that every
thing he had testified to was false.
"I didn't want to see the gunmen
go to the chair,” he walled. “Hon
estly. I didn’t get any money for
it..”
It was at this point that his affi
davit repudiating his testimony be
fore Justice Goff, and his earlier affi
davit made to the gunmens' lawyers,
was drawn up. Dresner signed the
original affidavit.
"Call in the policeman in the hall.”
ordered the district attorney, and in
a moment Policeman Louis Gray en
tered the room.
"Place this man under arrest," said
Mr. Whitman.
The arraignment took only a few
minutes. Dresner's affidavit and
several other affidavits, setting forth
what Dresner had testified to before
Justice Goff were produced. The
prisoner was warned as to his rights,
but he waived examination and said
that he did not want a lawyer.
"I plead guilty to the charge of)
perjury,” he said, weakly.
EAST ORANGE HAS
NEW DEPRESSION
PLAN FOR TRACKS
Impression Made on Lack
awanna Officials by City En
gineer Willigerod.
Any tears held by Bast Orange resi
dents that there are few probabilities
of the eitv and the I.ackawunna rail
road negotiating satisfactorily for the
elimination of grade crossings disap
peared last night, when representa
tives of the company considered the
municipality's proposition for depress
ing the tracks. The representatives
talked over the plans in the same
spirit as was in evidence when the
City Council received the Laekawan
tContinued on Para 3, < olninii l.i
READY TO TESTIFY
Unwilling Witnesses Change
Attitude When Prosecuted
Criminally.
WASHINGTON, April 16.—Facing
probable. Indictment and criminal
prosecution for refusal to respond to
"lawful questions" of the Interstate
Commerce Commission iri the New
Haven inquiry, respecting the opera
tions of the Billard Company, some of
the recalcitrant witnesses have indi
cated their Willingness to testify.
Joseph W. Folk, chief counsel of the
commission, today received a letter
from Henry Stoddard, of New Haven,
Conn., representing two of the wit
nesses, insisting that, it was “unfair"
to his clients for the commission to
invoke the criminal statute against
his clients.
He felt that that*“ln all justice" the
points in issue ought to l>e threshed
out in a proceeding. His clients, it
was pointed out, did not wish to be
placed under the stigma of an indict
ment, and rather than suffer such
humiliation would give their testi
mony under protest.
Air. Stoddard is acting as counsel
for Harry V. Whipple, president of
the Merchants’ National Bank, of New
Haven, and Kdward 1. Field, of New
Haven, said to be the president of the
Billard company. Indictments against
other witnesses already were prepared
for submission today to the jury.
200 Strong Depart for Wash
ington from Massillon. O.,
After Prayers.
MAS8II.L.ON, O., April 18.—Headed
by "General” and Mrs. aeob P. Coxey
'ri an old phaeton, drawn by a mule,
the second “army" of the common
wealth, about 20(1 strong, assembled
at the call of a bugle in Massillon's
business section at 10 o'clock this
morn In g.
From shanties along the railroad
tracks outside the city I'mits, from
the socialist hall and from the city
prison the men gathered. Police re
leased all vagrants fropi prison who
said they woud leave town with the
army.
Rev. Harry L. Wilson, of Rockdale,
official chaplain of the "army,” of
fered an Invocation before the
"army" started on the march to
Washington, praying for the success
of "General" Coxey’s program.
In and out among the ranks of the
“soldiers” rode little David Coxey,
the eleven-year-old son of the "Gen
eral," clad in khaki and mounted
upon a pony. He is tho official cou
rier of the "army."
At a mass meeting hold in the
city hall last night "General” Coxey
outlined his plans to about 100 per
aons.
Several thousand persons assembled
this morning to witness the departure
of the "army.” A large corps of
newspaper correspondents and mov
ing picture men started In the army
march.
Friends In Allentown? IVhj Not Visit
Them Next Sunday?
On April 111, special excursion to Easton,
Bethlehem and Allentown, via Now Jersey
Central, leaves Broad street station, New
ark, 8:01 a. m.; Ferry street station, 8:03
a. m.; East Ferry street, 8:05 a. m. Round
♦rip ticket only 11.50; children, 76o.—Adr.
Moving Spirit of Recent Probes
Declares It Is Useless to
Continue.
SCORES ATLANTIC SENATOR
AS DECIDED REACTIONARY
Says He. as Chairman, With
held Bill to Protect His
Friend Bryant.
isiusdsl to tlir Evening ktar.|
JERSEY CITY, April 16.—Assem
1’lymuu Walter L. McDermott today
resigned from the Economy und Effi
ciency Commission. He issued a
statement expla'ning his action, in
which ho asserls he has found it
useless to attempt to do the work
lor which tlie commission was insti
tuted. 11c blames Senator Edge, pres
ident of the commission, for hamper
ing the body in its work, and criti
ci'e s Senator Edge particularly for
neglecting to introduce in the Legis
lature the bill to reorganize the State
department of labor. Mr. McDermott,
says:
"I selcss to Continue.”
“I have resigned from the Commis
sion on Economy and Efficiency, for
ii seems to mo quite useless to con
tinue a work which has now proved
abortive for two years. In that time
ouch money has been spent and
nothing accomplished. Furthermore,
l find my views so divergent from
those of Senator Edge, the president
of the commission, that I believe it
would be somewhat difficult for us
to co-operute any longer, for,
although he is tho president, In fact,
the author of the commission, he con
ceives that he lias the right to with
hold from introduction in the Legis
lature u bill recommended by tho
commission.
"Protected Ills Friend Bryant."
"I believe the public will learn with
some surprise tlmt Senator Edge
I never introduced the hill for the re
: organization of Ihe labor department
u hich he and three other members
i "f the commission recommended, not
| u Ithstandlng the fact that the com
mission had expressly promised the
Legislature that a lull on tile subjeot
should be Introduced. The only bill on
the subject actually introduced was
m.v bill, resulting from the report of
Mr. Mount, and myself. The hill which
Senator Edge and the majority of the
commission recommended was never
touched. Senator Edge did not hesi
1a To to introduce hills doing away
with scores of oflhlula, but be de
liberately held up this particular hill
effecting his close political friend,
! fVlAnrl Bryant, tie advised that the
I offices and salaries of scores of men
I bn abolished at a stroke, hut he
i reeommeudcHl that the salary of
1 redone) Bryant he continued at $6,000
to ihe end of his term, although he
at flic same lime reported to Ihe
Legislature, over his own signature,
that this salary was "extravagant"
and should be reduced to $4,000. It
Would be Interesting to see how Sena
tor Edge would square Ills obligation
to the public with his solhcltude for
a friend
"Hays IC<l*r Was Partisan."
"Senator Edge's known partisanship
and partiality were the basic causes
for the skepticism with which the
economy hills were received by the
Legislature. He organized the com
mission on a partisan footing, with
lour Republicans and three Demo
crats, and when Mr. Mount and my
self were appointed to the commis
sion he tried lo have us rejected.
The plans of the commission were
complete In outline while It was still
a Republican body, for Mr. Mount
and myself did not participate In its
discussions until after the summer
vacation, which was ordered, by the
way, as soon as II was clear that we
were entitled to remain In the com
mission. The moment I attempted a
line of Investigation which touched a
friend of Senator Edge he showed
the measure of his impartiality by
doing all in his power to defeat the
object of the investigation.
"No one in the Legislature was
fooled by Senator Edge’s protesta
tions of non-partisanship, and 1 do
not believe that he will have any
more success In convincing the pub
lic."
Prohibits Action by Police
Courts in Petty Criminal Com
plaints, Says Lawyer.
TRENTON, April 16.—Criminal com
plaints can no longer bo entertained
by the local police courts by virtue of
the Hennessy homo rule act, whirh,
according to City Counsel lilrd, makes
inapplicable the laws of 1910 and 1916.
under which the police courts have
handled petty criminal cases.
Mr. Bird also declares that the Hen
nessy act restores to justices of 1h,
peace the power and jurisdiction
which they had prior to the enactment
of the 1913 law, which the attorney
general has advised Governor Fielder
is unconstitutional.
Acting Police Judge Hulmc will be
advised today that his court can only
entertain complaints concerning lite
violation of city ordinances, those
arising from the disorderly act and
other complaints not involving viola
tions of the criminal statutes.
According to Mr. Bird, acts of 1910
and 1913, namely, chapter 77 of the
laws of 1910 and chapter 10S of the
laws of 1913, empowered police magis
trates to entertain and dispose of
numerous minor criminal complaints
where the offender waived the right of
trial by jury. The police courts tak
ing care t»f such eases relieved the
prosecutor .of the pleas and the court
of quarter sessions from consideration
of many small matters, and conse
quently the county was saved the ex
pense attendant upon the prosecution
of such complaints
Both the acts of 1910 and 1913, ac
cording to Mr. Bird, are no longer
operative in this city, because they
apply only to second class cities hav
ing a population of SO,000 or more,
whereas the Hennessy act provides
that only laws applicable to all cities
of the State .are operative in the mu
nicipalities that have adopted the
commission government act:
*
U. S. BATTLESHIPS LEAVING HAMPTON ROADS jj
ij______ 'f
I The New Jersey. Arkuithan, Vermont and New Hampshire are *liouit above sallinit from Hampton Roads
.veoterdny. Tin* f.ortWlaiitt fs fOion'n below bolitf unwtttff(l 16" flBtJWl'Itom New York
LIKE PATCHING
A PEACE PACT,
THIS CONFERENCE'
I Fire Commissioners and Busi
ness Men Discuss Alarm
Signal System.
; The Board of Fire Commissioners
and a eorhmitt.ee of business men,
(subscribers of the A. D. T. system,
I at a meeting yesterday'afternoon in
City Hall discussed plans by which
j the A. D. T. system might be rein
I stated. The commissioners suggested
, that a telephone system with a direct
I wire from the A. D. T. main station
to headquarters in lion of a telegraph
system would improve the situation
and may lead to the re-establishment
of the A. D. T. as under no conditions
could the discarded devices b« re
stored.
Commissioner Stratton explained
the proposed idea fully and convinced
those present, that the telephone sys
[ tom would save at least two minutes
on every fire call over the present
I telegraph system.
officials of I hr A. L). T. were not
' represented. The committee of sub
scribers expressed themselves as well
satisfied with the meeting and agreed
with the commissioners in their new
idea.
i In jl letter sent to tin subscribers
j by the committee several days ago, it
'was stated that the business men re
j alizod that the tactics of tin* A. L>. T.
officials wen seriously obscuring their
interests and decided to act independ
ently of the A. 1 J. T. This action
was the aftermath of the session at
which the A. D. T. representatives
and some of its subscribers caused ill
feeling by their demonstrative ac
| lions.
I The letter further declares that the
committee felt that the commission
ers are always willing to hear busi
: ness men’s suggestions and this was
I another reason that, the A. D. T. of
i ficials wore not invited to yesterday’s
I session by the subscribers* committee.
Houis A. Sayre, of Sayre a- Son,
who at one time was bitter against
the fire commissioners for disconnect
ing the lines of th*» A. 1). 'I', system,
was present at. yesterday’s confer
ence, and stated that in was very
much opposed to the tactics of tin*
! A. B. T. officials, and further declared
| that the system a» proposed by tin*
I lire commissioners would lie a decided
i improvement over the one formerly
used by the A. 1). T
< iiiiiMi InkIm tiers Within Their ft I «l»»*
"Wc Know that you gentlemen
! acted within your rights in discon
necting the A. I). T. lines, and we also
[ know that you will do all In your
[ power to see that we at all times get
the best possible lire protection,” said
I Mr. Sayre.
'And let me also add that in my
j opinion (we have the very best lire
department in the world for a city as
large as Newark,” continued Mr.
Sayre.
The self-appointed committee tired
of tiie way things were going on be
tween the A. IJ. T. officials, it was
explained, and the fire commissioners
took It upon themselves, as business
men, to confer with the commis
sioners without any A. D. T. officials
present to interject Irrelevant argu
ments.
Thi committee, after the commis
sioners explained that the old system
of telegraph was a hindrance, instead
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SUBDUING FORCES OF HUERTA
WOULD BE RATHER EASY TASK
Military Chiefs Certain Marines and Bluejackets Could Com
pel Federals to Surrender Without Aid of Army—Fear
Constitutionalists if Huerta Is Eliminated.
WASHINGTON, April 16 The near
possibility of net uni intervention and
consequent war in Mexico has result
ed in considerable speculation in
Washington ns to just -what such a
course is likely to mean in the way
of men and money necessary to carry
il out. In attempting to form any
estimates military men arc handi
cappod at the outset by uncertainty
uh to what the attitud' of tin so
called Constitutionalists would be in
the event of armed intervention,
whether they would bury their dif
ferences with Huerta ami Join arms
with him against tie Halted States
or whether they would stand aloof or
support this government.
NiiImIiiIiik lliicrto Not llurd.
nrirv and navy qxperts agree,
however, that the subduing of the
Huerta government to superior force
\voUiu n< the least difficult feature of
the problem. The real difficulty would
come later in the restoration of an
orderly and peaceful government and
the crushing of general wurfure. To
aceomhiish this the United States, it
is believed by many, would In- obliged
to i»n,ir« ah Mexico for years.
With tin precedents of the war
with Mexico of 18415 ami 1*47 to build
upon, I lie, assumption is made by
American military and naval officers
that actual war with the Huerta gov
ernment would be of short duration
and marked by u series of American
successes, ending in the repetition of
General Winfield Scott's triumphant,
entry'into the capital.
In dealing only with the Huerta
government and with the force now
assembling on the gulf coast, the
problem as worked out is compara
tively simple. Plans have been made
for many months to he followed in
til* event of actual hostilities. The
campaign proposed by military ex
perts, it is understood, provides lor
the taking of Vera Cruz by a com
bined force of bluejackets and ma
rines. The attacking force would bo
supported by the fire of large calibre
guns from the battleships of the fleet.
Murine* to <«o It Alone.
During the period of the landing of
the attacking force the lighter
draught gunboats and the torpedo
flotilla with their rapid fire artillery,
would muke the defensive position of
the Mexicans near shore as nearly
untenable as possible.
The navy plan does not provide for
any wait upon the arrival of army
transports with the representatives
of the military arm of the American
force. Tile navy would be relied upon
In the event hostilities are inaugu
rated to procun immediate posses*
sion of Vera Cruz and to commandeer
the railway leading to Mexico City.
It is the anticipation of the tacti
cians that the Mexican lorn retreat
ing’ from Vera Cruz would immedi
ately destroy the railroads leading to
tlie capital in their rear as they with
drew. Thu navy plan fur the Invest
ment of Mexico City presupposes that
all possible harm will have been done
to the railroad line by the Mexicans.
4|id«'k f(<‘i»ulriiiir of Ituilroitfl*.
To the. end of correcting such dif
ficulties tin the destruction of the
railway will have created the plan
contemplates the landing of a large
force of engineers and mechanics
from the battleships to man and re
pair such locomotive engines as may
be found in tho yards at VVra Cruz.
The same force, assisted by bluejack
ets and marines, serving as section
hands and repairmen, would be
rushed forward repairing the de
• • *
otroyed sections of the railway as!
rapidly as possible.
There would lx a hold-up of the.
march against Mexico City by the;
naval force pending the arrival of.
the troop ships from Galveston and;
other Texan ports bearing the army 1
components of the force which would ,
engage in the capture* of the Mexican t
capital. Only u small garrison would
be left at Vera Cruz, only a sufficient ■
number of sailors and naval officers
to man the vessels of the fleet. It la
estimated that with a force of 20,00(1
men the actual necessities aboard ship
would require hardly more than 3,500
men and that the army which would i
march on Mexico would consist of l
more than three-quarters of the force1
now a t Tampico, off Vera Cruz and!
en route.
From the fact that the navy depart-!
ment is so conjjdent of the success of
this plan, probably without any as
sistance from the army, It Is appar
ent that Huerta is the least consider
ation of all in the general problem of'
intervention.
Of < OllNtltllthHIlillfftN.
Hut tla unmeasured spirit of Mex- \
lean hutionalism is the problem
which the administration and the
army and navy have most to con-1
wider. It Is by no means certain that
the capture of Mexico City and the
downfall of Huerta through the in
strumentality of the Untied States
navy, with the immediate backing of
the army, would be a source of un- j
alloyed Joy to the Constitutionalists.
Nor is it by any moans certain thut
Carranza, Villa and other leaders
of the revolutionary party would
welcome the assistance of Unde Bum
in pacifleution of their stricken coun
try. it is the eventuality of the
| arousing of a general antipathy to
wnrd the United States, predicated
upon the full of Mexico City before
jour expeditionary forces, that would
[ prove mosl bothersome.
It Is realized in Washington that
the administration should it initiate
hostilities in Mexico and capture the
capital will find its greatest difficulty
in the pacification of the republic.
Home array oliicers have estimated
that a forco of 500,000 men at a cost
of $1,000,000 a day will be necessary
to bring about entire and perma
nent peace in Mexico. Others give
estimates much lower.
Ship in Distress
Off Maine Coast
KKNNEBUNKFORT, Me., April 16.
i —A large vessel in distress was siglit
I ed off Cape Porpoise today. Rockets
were sent up from a point not far
from shore. It was snowing hard and
a northeast wind hold strong.
The revenue cutter Woodbury start
ed at once from Portland to render
assistance.
One observer on shore saw fifty
rockets between 5 and 6 o’clock. An
other saw a number between 2 and
1. The vessel apparently was close
in shore, but the weather was so
thick it was impossible to see anyj
distance. There are many rocks in
the vicinity.
All coastwise steamers due at Port
land wore accounted for. It was
thought some vessel bound to Ports
mouth. N. H., might hav* lost its
way in the storm.
HUERTA
PROMISES
APOLOGY
Message Sent by Charge
O’Shaughnessy States
Dictator Has Agreed to
Bow to U. S. Demands.
NOT TO RECALL FLEET
UNTIL SALUTE IS EIREII
Administration Officials Grati
fied, but Will Not Give Huerta
Chance to Change .Wind—Be
lieve Crisis Will Pass Within
Few Honrs._
WASHINGTON. April 16.—
Huerta has promised Charge
' O’Shaughnessy to salute the
! American Hag in apology for
i the arrest of American blue
jackets at Tampico.
The news was received at the
I White House today just as Sec
i retary Bryan and Acting Chair
jman Shively, of the Senates for
eign relations committee, went
I into conference with President
Wilson.
, Unless Huerta changes his
mind, the crisis promises to pass
> over within the next twenty-four
hours.
With smiling facets Senator Shively
and Secretary Bryan came from the
White House conference.
‘‘The President lius some very in
teresting news," said Senator
Shively.
Convinced frlMld In THNsed,
"The situation is highly encourag
ing." Haiti Secretary Bryan.
Then it was made known that dis
patches from Charge O’Shaughnessy •
iuid described liis conference with
Huerta last night as "very cordial
and satisfactory.” and odlciuls suld
they wore convinced that unless the
Charge had misinterpreted Huerta’s
intentions there was no doubt that
compliance with the American de
mands for apology would bo forth
coming within the next few hours
and that the crisis would be passed.
The text of the dispatches was not
made inddie nor was any formal
statement made describing them.
No orders were Issued To the ships
already steaming toward Mexico, nor
was there| any change in the pkma...
Tor enforcing .President Wilson's di -
mnnd. Home otlleials gave tt as the.'r
personal view that a Her Huerta had
complied with the demand for apology
and saluted the American ting some
of the ships now under way might, he
turned buck, hut certainly not. before.
C.T. S. Mill Not Temporize.
It was pointed out that all admin
istration otlleials were gratified by
the news that Huerta was about to
yield but that there was no disposi
tion to temporize or delay further,
*nd that ail the plans for action would
go as they lie witll all cause for acf
tlon had been removed.
other dispatches from Charge.
o’Hhuuglnitssy were expected today,
but both President Wilson and Sec
retary Bryan were convinced by the
dispatches already at hand that
Ifuerta had yielded to the pressure
from Washington and the dispatch
of tile licet on both coasts to back up
tin. demands.
Diplomatic representatives in Mex
ico, under orders from their homo
foreign offices, anxious to avert a
break, lmd pressed Huerta to yield,
and Mexicans in the United States
had advised him that to apologize
would bo the best thing for Mexico.
English Paper Declares
Wilson’s Mexican Policy
Is Bared hy Tampico Sland
LONDON, April 16.—Contrasting the
notion of President Wilson In connec
tion with the urrest of American blue
jackets ul Tampico with whut was.
done when William S. Benton, the
British ranch owner, was killed at
Juarez, the Manchester Guardian, one
of the leading Liberal newspapers,
savs today.
"Intervention which murder and
robbery failed to bring about is ap
parently to he the punishment for a
merely symbolic slight on American '.
dlgnlt y."
expressing its admiration for the'1'
ability and the motives of President
Wilson, the Guardian says it Is im
possible to suppress doubts and nils- ”
givings on his Mexican policy, tt
continues:
Why should Villa murder with nn- ,
punlty find General Huerta be chas- •
tl.sed with (lie whole strength of the
right arm of the United States for a
mere breach of international polite- '
ness? It would be far easier to bring.
Villa to a better frame of mind than '
to teach Huerta manners. In the on**
ease 11 would have been enough to
threaten the rebels that the embargo f
on the exportation of arms and am
munition from the United States
would be re-imposed, but what sort "
oi guarantee is there that the capture
of Tampico by the American fleet will
either mend Huerta's manners or re- '
lieve the hardships of foreign subjects
in Mexico or help any of the interests
President Wilson is anxious to serve? '
“If tlm United States Is anxious for
an excuse for intervention in Mexico. ,*
an insult to her flag will serve very *
well, but r.a one knows better than
President Wilson that armed Inter
vention once begun cannot easily bo
confined to the limits that are set for
it at the beginning. It Is next to im
possible for one country to make it
self partly responsible for the good
government of another and inde
pendent country.”
Frank Secures
Execution Stay
ATLANTA, Gu., April 16.—Annul
ment of tile sentence of death Pro
nounced against. Leo M. Frank for the.
murder of Mary Phagan was asked In
a motion Hied in Supreme Court hero,
today. It is contended in the motion
that Krunk’s conviction was invalid
because the defendant was not pres
ent in court when the verdict was an
nounced. his action stays the prison
er's execution, set for m. n tomongw.
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