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ESTABLISHED 1832._NEWARK, N. J., SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1914.—24 PAGES. WEATHER: PROBABLY RAIN SUNDAY.
SMITH, WRECKER
OF BANK, SEEKS
MERCY OF COURT
Pleads Non Vult to Twenty-five
Indictments—Was to Be
Tried Monday.
NOW FACES TRIAL ON
CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY
Appeared Before Chief Justice
Gummere and Judge
Osborne.
The exclusive stoi*y printed in the
Evening Star yesterday that Ray
mond E. Smith would plead guilty or
no/vult to twenty-five indictments
• EXj.nst him in connection with the
tfjyck'ng of the Roseville Thurs Com
Laiy was conilrmed today, when
^liith, accompanied by his counsel,
) f, Fmer Judge Thomas A. Davis, ap
' ,(eared in the Court of Oyer and Ter
- mlfier before Chief Justice William S.
Gdnimere and Judge Harry V. Os
bi'irne and pleaded non vult to twen
ty-live Indictments.
The trial of Smith on these indict
ments, which charge him with < m
bezzlement, forgery and utter ng false
entries In the bank books and over
certification of checks, was to have
started Monday morning before
Judge Osborne. In the meantime ne
gotiations between former Judge
Davis and Prosecutor Hood were
under way looking to the acceptance
of a plea of non vult from Smith.
Tills culminated in the action taken
this nit ruing.
Ah soon as Smith tiau pieaaeo 10
the twenty-five Indictments, a list of
which are given below, Prosecutor
Hood asked Chief Justice Gummere
if ho was ready at this time to set
a date for trial on the conspiracy
Indictments in which Smith is named
with other men.
Chief Justice Gummere announced
that he would be ready to take up
tbe firm of the conspiracy trials on
Monday. May 4, leaving it to the
prosecutor to select which of the
seven conspiracy indictments he
would try first.
‘•His" Indictment First.
After Prosecutor Hood had left the
court room he told the newspaer men
that while he had not fully deter
mined tile question he expected to
try the so-called "big” indictment
first. This indictment is about 90,000
words in length, enough to fill fifty
seven columns, of the Evening Star,
If printed in full.
It charges that William C. Arm
strong. a building contractor living
on tile East Orange- HI cornfield line,
conspired with Smith, A. Randolph
Jennings, paying teller and William
J. Thompson, bookkeeper at the bank.
Jiv means of this conspiracy the sum
cf $35,735.06 was obtained from the
Roseville Trust Company by Arm
rtrong in a period between June 21,
1912, and the closing of the bank In
August, 1913.
The method followed in the con
spiracy was as follows, it is claimed,
the investigation of file State banking
department shows: Armstrong would
draw a check, knowing he had no
funds in the bank to meet it. The
check would be paid by Smith or
ether employes of the bank. Arm
strong’s account w'ould not be charged
with tiie check drawn against it. In
stead Smith would retain the check
in his possession, a large number of
checks being found in the safe dc
pos’t vault at the trust company.
Jennings and Thompson figure in
the indictment for the reason that
at times they certified checks of
Armstrong’s knowing he has no
funds In the trust company. There
was about thirty-two cents used by
Armstrong in his dealings with the
wrecked company ranging from one
to fifty-seven cents up to others in
which four figures are named in the
amount paid out.
ADVISES MURRAY
NOTTOIUTI IN”
Kearny Councilman Thinks Or
ange Mayor Should Mind
His “Own Business.
Mayor Frank J. Murray, of Orange,
was practically told to mind his own
business, by Councilman William F.
Davj^of Kearny, at a meeting of the
Kearny Club, of Kearny, the organ!
ration of which club was affected
last night. "I am very much sur
prised to loarn Mayor Murray is com
ing to Kearny to talk on commission
rule,” said Mr. Davis, "I thought
he had enough to do to look after
Orange without coming and butting
into Kearny.
"Our people do not need any as
sistance from outsiders on this mat
ter of commission government. They
are perfectly capable of looking out
for their own affairs. The officials
of tills town did not go to Orange to
tell the citizens there what they
should or should not do, and there
is no reason why an outsider who
is not conversalnt witli the affairs of
our town, shouldendeavor to make
explanations in connection with the
government of our municipality.
'The citizens of this town know
what they want and what they don’t
Vvfmt. Commission government might
be a good thing for the town, it is
1 up to us to investigate and find out
whether it would or not. Let us have
public meetings and give the people
of our town a chance to come out
to the public platform and exchange
views on this matter.”
Councilman Davis referred to the
fact that former Judge Robert Carey,
of Jersey City, had been invited to
visit Kearny to talk on commission
rule. Mr. Davis explained that Mr.
Carey on other occasion had failed
to make an appearance after having
ib»’en advertised to tlk. "I think,”
paid Mr. Davis, "that Judge Carey
realizes the people of this town urc
able to look after themselves.”
Councilman James J. McAteer, of
Kearny, also spoke before the club,
lie tod of the good that migght he
done by the organization. Patrick
| McCaffrey presided at the mooting.
L Anther meeting will bo held next
Thursday night,
AUTO THEFTS MAY
INVOLVE POLICE
Trail of lyew York-Jersey Gang
Leads to De
tectives.
NEW YORK, April 18.—Wltll grand
juries here and in Lakewood, N. J.,
grinding out indictments against men
who have been engaged in the busi
ness of stealing and selling auto
mobiles, the situation here has taken
a turn where it became probable that
police officials, including half a dozen
precinct captains, would become In
volved.
It became known at the district at
torneys office that the police record,
so ftir as it involved Lhe catching of
automobile thieves, was highly unsat
isfactory to Mr. whitman.
Mr. Whitman transmitted to Police
(Commissioner Woods statistics show
,iig almost a total failure on the part
of the police to obtain results until
Deputy Commissioner Rubin took
hold of the situation and began to
work in co-operation with Assistant
District Attorney Deuel, who was as
signed to the case by Mr. Whitman.
iWtli tile statistics if was said that
Mr. Whitman transmitted the names
of detectives, policemen and police
captains whose records in connection
with automobile stealing he thought
would bear investigating. Some of
the detectives named on the list are
believed to be Implicated in wide
spread plans to obtain rewards for
recovering stolen cars by processes
that left the thieves perfectly free to
go out and steal more cars.
“General” Issues “Dry” Edict
for March After Fol
lowers Leave Jail.
LOUISVILLE, Ohio, April 18—The
small eorrs of Coxey's army of Ihe
commonweal traced their instruments
for liquor here, became intoxicated, it
was charged, and were jailed by tlie
village marshal. "General" Jacob S.
Coxey issued an edict against drink
ing as the army left here today on
Ihe third lay of the march to Wash
ington.
“I don’t belong to the W. G. T. U.,
but from now on, you've either got to
hut out tne booze’ or we don’t want
you along," was tin sutistance of the
leader's address to h's "troops. ’’
"We're marching to Washington to
teach Ihe people a great moral lesson,
and you'll destroy all its efToct of you
persist In gutting drunk.”
“O’en -ra 1" Coxey was pleased as
much by the prediction of a Gynsy
fortune t Her met on the road that
lie wuuld live to he 100, as by the in
crease hi the number of his recruits
to more than a score.

j ^
Three-Day Session for Discus
sion of Problem to Be Held
at Asbury Park.
Imperial to the Foeninc Stur|
ASBURY PARK, April 18—Dele
gates are arriving here today for the
trtree-day session of the New Jersey
< onference of Charities and Correc
tions to begin here tomorrow. The
general topic for discussion will be
"The Government and the Governed,"
and measures to remedy errors in the
present conditions will be suggested.
Among the topics to be discussed
are "Health Problems,” under the di
rection of Ernest D. Easton; "Pro
bation and Courts,’’ under the direc
tion of John J. Gascoyne; "C. O. S.
Problems,” Arthur W. MacDougall in
charge; "State Problems,” Mrs. Caro
line B. Alexander in charge, with ad
dresses by Joseph P. Byers, State
commissioner of charities, and Sena
tor Charles O’Connor HenneHSy, of
Bergen county; "County Problems,"
Winston Paul, of Jersey City, In
charge, and “Municipal Problems,”
Mrs. Lewis Thompson, of Long
Bra nch, in charge.
Rev. Henry B Wilson, of Boonton,
will speak on "The Board of Pro
tectors," and Judge William G. L>e
Meza, of Plainfield, on "What a
Municipal Judge May Do,” in the dis
cussion of “Municipal Treatment of
the Common Drunk." Child welfare
problems will also be discussed tinder
the direction of Mrs. C. F. Jacobson
Miss Cornelia F. Bradford, of Jer
sey City, win preside at the discus
sion of the topic ‘‘Settlements, Inter
preters of Democracy,” at which ad
dresses will be made bv Dr, Henry
Moskowttz, Mlsa Lillian D. Wald and
Gaylord S. White, of New York.
Alexander Johnson will conduct the
dtscuss’on of "Coast and South Jer
sey Problems;" Edward E. Read, 1r.,
secretary of the State committee on
provision for mental defectives, and
Miss White, of Vineland, will make
addresses on this subject. The con
ference headouarters will be the
Metropolitan Hotel.
i Judge Is Asked to Decide
Between Women Claiming Child
I special to the Evening star.)
JERSEY CITY. April 18„—The Or
phans' Court, of this city, resembled
t ho court of King Solomon of old,
when two women appeared to claim
one baby. The "child in the case" is
two years old, who was acclaimed as
the perfect baby at ttie baby show
held here last winter, receiving 100
per cent. Mr and Mrs. John J. Han
ley, of 41 Condit street, this city, and
Mrs. Rose Carney, of 38 Romaine ave
nue, were the claimants of the child
Little Edward had been living with
the Hanleys since March 27, under
the care of the State Board of Chil
dren’s Guardians. Yesterday Judge
Sullivan was listening to the pleas of
the Hanleys for permission to adopt
the child when Mrs Carney entered
and claimed the child as her own.
She alleged that^the child had been
born several days before she was de
serted by her husband and that it
j had been christened by Rev. E E.
Mortimer, of St. Marks’s * Protestant
Episcopal Church, of this city. The
rest of the day was spent by the
I judge in listening tc arguments by
both sides.
10 KILL MITCHEL
“The More the Merrier,” Says
Mahoney as Court Fixes
$25,000 Bail.
POLK, WOUNDED OFFICIAL,
RECOVERING AT HOSPITAL
Would-Be Assassin Faces 20
Years—Probably Insane.
Guard for Mitchel.
NEW YORK, April 18.—M'chaei P.
Mahoney, the gray, haired crank, who
yesterday attempted to assassinate
Mayor Mitchel, and in so doing
wounded Frank L. Po'.k, corporation
counsel, was arraigned in the Tombs
police court today on a charge of
assault with intent to kill. He was
held in $25,008 ball for the action of
the grand jury. When the amount of
the ball was announced by Magis- j
trate Simms, Mahoney, smiled broad
ly and said:
"Why not boost it a little? The
moro the merrier.”
I'olk Iternvering Kiipltll.i.
Mr. Po'.k was resting quietly at the
New York Hospital today. Surgeons
expect he will recover rapidly if no
complications develop. He spent a
comfortable uiglit and seemed to be
greatly refreshed today.
Before his arraignment, Mahoney
was taken to pul ee headquarters
where 250 detectives, a I masked,
“looked him over.” None of them
was positive he had ever seen the
man before.
Mahoney was awakened at 8 a. m.
after being allowed four hours sleep.
Until 4 o'clock this morning he was
closeted with detectives who put him j
through a rigid "third degree." He
explained that when hi bought the
revolver he fired yesterday, he told
the man who sold it to him in Jer
sey City, that he “wanted to kill a
rat.”
Investigates Work of Life-Sav
ers—All But One Body
Recovered.
(8pecial to the Rvfnlnit Htar.J
MONMOUTH HEACH. April 18.—
With the ttruling lust night of two
more bodies all but one of the vic
tims of the ill-fated schooner Buck
ley, that was stovm wrecked off this
coast on Wednesday, have been ac
counted for. Tlie miss ng body is that
of the cook. A constant watch for
the body is being kept tip, in the hope
that it will he washed ashore.
Identification was made yesterday
of Captain and Mrs. Hardy and
Ab'juli W. Hardy, the mate. Ar
rangements are eing made to ship the
bodies to New York for burial.
An invest gation of the catastrophe
Is to be started by Coroner William
H. Morris, jr. He is making nn in
quiry into the work of lhe 1 fe-savers.
TO TEST LEGALITY
OF HENNESSY ACT
Committee of Five Will Investi
gate Merits of “Home
Rule” Bill.
Imperial to tho Kveninjt Star.)
TRENTON, April 18.—Five New
Jersey lawyers are go ng to investi
gate the validity of the recently
passed Hennessy -“home rule” law,
and their opinion will hold, despite
the advices of Hawkins, Delafield &
Longfellow, the New' York bond law
years, who declare that it invalidates
the object of commission government.
The committee comprises John Mil
ton, Jersey City; Albert O. M'ller, jr..
Passaic; former Assemblyman Louis
H. Miller, Millville; City Counsel Bird
and Theodore W. Schimpf, of At
lantic City.
It was appointed yesterday after
noon at the meeting of representa
tives of the various municipal'ties
under commission government, called
by John Milton, corporation counsel
for Jersey City.
Receiver’s Report Shows Def
icit to Be $170,477.55 Greater
Than Last Year.
According to a report completed
today by Tax Receiver Richard J.
Franz, the total amounl of unpaid
personal and real estate taxes in
Newark amounts to $1 3 6,801.21. This
is up to Tuesday night, which was
the last day of payment to escape
the second penalty. This is $170,477.55
greater than last year, when the de
ficiency amounted to $1 125,322.66.
The assessments this year and the
amounts paid were as follows: Per
sonal assessed. $1,214,370.60, minus
$1 075.210 53 paid. leaving a balance of
$139,160.07; real tstate assessed $6,
849.766.48, minus *5,682,126.34 paid,
leaves an unpaid baianee of $1,187,
640 14, making a total arrearage of
$1 306,800.21.
Last year the personal assessment
pf $1,735,337.82 was cut down to $1,13'),
700.88 by remission to the Prudential
of $6 4.636.94.
Of the 1912 personal assessment,
$983 527.38 was paid, leaving a balance
of $147,173.50. The real estute assess
ments last year amounted to $6,222 -
171.69. mini s $5,244,022.53 paid, which
leaves a balance of $978,149.16 and
total arrearage for both personal and
real estate assessments of $1,126,
322.66.
Mahoney Being Taken Into Custody Just After
His Attempt to Assassinate Mayor Mitchel
—Copyright International Newfi Service.
MAHONEY TELLS A STRANGE
LIFE STORY OF GRIEVANCES
I ' -_
Wanted to Kill Mitchel on Wednesday, He Says, blit Decided
to Wait—Suffered Reverses in Business and Has Been
Wandering About the Country—Old Diary Found in Trunk.
NEW YORK, April 18—The story
of grievances, one after another,
which piloil up in the brain of Mich
ael P. Mahoney, the mayor's would
be assassin, until lie finally bought a
new revolver and tried to kill him
was patched together last night from
statements grilled out of him
throughout tlie afternoon and eve
ning nnd from t.ls effects found in an
old trunk and suitcase recently re
moved frpm a rooming house at ?'!
East Fifteenth street, where he lived
for nearly five months under his real
name.
Captain Thomas Tunney, who saw
the man gradually break down under
(he strain of official examination on
all sides, was responsible for the
revelation of his real name and ad
dress.
Captain Tunney locked the man In
with himself and told him frankly it
was going to be a mental tesi lx
tween them. Mahoney cringed with
fear.
Feared Heating at First.
‘‘Are you going to heat me?" he
asked.
“No, l am not," said Tunney, “but
I am going to get the truth out of
you before 1 leave this room.”
“All right. T'H tell you the truth."
Alone’ With the detective, Mahoney
told as much about hitnseif as he
could remember. Every bit was later
confirmed from n eur'ous diary found
in Ids effects. The whole story gives
Mttie ground for the idea that he was
in a plot to kill the mayor.
Later he told the police that he
had bought the gun to kill the mayor.
He said he had listened to the Social
ist speeches at the Franklin statue.
I but that he was not affiliated with
I that movement Hi admitted, how
ever. that the speeches had put the
final spur to his determination to kill
the mayor.
Tile letters found in tits pockets ad
dressed to Mayer Mitchel and Mayor
Armstrong and his diary left no doubt
in the minds of (he police that he was
a crank, with.a gr'evance against the
mayor because of his policy, lie told
Captain Tunney thal !>■ had called at
the city hall Iasi Monday to ‘ remon
strate with the mayor” and had been
"insulted” there.
Decided t<> Kill 'llt.li.l
‘‘I then dec'ded to kill him,” he
added. “I went down last Wednes
day to the city hall with the inten
tion of killing hity then. But I
cooled off. Yesterday I went d.lwn
there again with the Intention of fin
’shing the job. I got down there
about 10 o’clock, some time before
the mayor would come out. So I
•vent, over to Park How and had a
Irink of beer at a saloon. When the
mayor came out 1 was waiting for
him. 1 waited unt'l he got Into tie
machine. He was about five feet
away from me when I fired
“I am sorry now that 1 shot at Mr.
Vlitchel, and 1 am particularly sorry
that I hit Mr. Polk, against whom i
have no grievance.”
The letter addressed to "Mayot
Mltchel, city,” in the man’s po*kei
shows plainly tile state of his mind
Apparently he had disapproved of
Mr. Mitchel’s selection of Colone'
Qoethals as a likely police oomm’s
sioner, because he criticsed this view
all the way through. HiH wr tng wa
in coherent and n'most Illegible. Hb
English was bad, his spelling isior
and punctuation almost negl'glble.
Grievances Contained in Diary.
His diary indicated that he also had
a long-standing grievance aga'nst tic
Masons and the Odd Fellows, dating
back as far as lb88, when he lost a
suit because, as he said, the judge
and jury were of those fraternities.
He also hated lawyers.
His mind sc< mod to be unbalanced
1 n the subject of police and city ad
ministration. In his letter and in his
talks in the afternoon, when he
would say absolutely nothing about
| h mse.'f and stuck to David Rose as
his name, Mahoney followed th. same
i strain. He hated Colonel Goethala
because he thought the man was re
I sponsible for slides and deaths at the
| Isthmus. He hated Andrew Carnegie
' because , he said, Carnegie had
( heated him out of thousands of dol
lars. He got this notion evidently
through working for many steel com
| panles in the Middle West. Maho
! in y also disliked Commissioner
Woods, whom he called a fraud com
I a red to McKay.
lamll.v In New port, K>.
The police learned that he has a
wife and daughter Mary at his home
i in Newport, Ky., and communicated
at once with the police in that place.
Mahoney said he was a blacksmith,
had worked as a carpenter, hut could
not work for the last few years, be
ep use his hand was hurt in an acci
dent.
lie hired the room at 203 Hast Fif
teenth street on November 26 of last
year, paid $1.50 a week for it and B5
cents a month to a Mrs. Balland for
keeping his trunk. He gave her the
impression that he was a carpenter
■ ut of work because < f an injury,
but when he left on Wednesday he
said he .had a chance for a Job in
Pittsburgh.
instead he slept in a lodging house
at Hester street and the Bowery on
Thursday night under the name of
lames Mahan, and on Wednesday
night stuyed at Reilly’s Hotel, Third
avenue and Twenty-third street, un
ler his real name.
Suffered Heavy Kev erven.
The change of name disclosed an in
n resting circumstance in Ills life
which presumably turned him mental
ly. lie was born on March 17, 1x47,
about seventeen miles outside of Cork,
Ireland. He could not remember when
h< cbme to this country. It was
some sixty years ago, he told Tunney,
hut he lived in Kentucky and grad
ually got hold of property worth
about $14,600 in seven houses and two
I olN, with a mortgage of $1,000. He
exchanged this property for a farm
| worth $14,000. This was in 188)0 He
sued the man who sold it to him,
however, because there was a fence
I around it and lost the case. He also
I had to pay costs, about $700, but either
oisld not or would not and the prop
rly was foreclosed and sold for $11,
,,oo.
Mahoney never quite got over that
shock. He Immediately assumed the
name Hose and began wandering
about the middle West and occassion
jnl y the Kast. working at. a score or
more of jobs.
*' Himlmrged for No Reason."
All through his diary—a home made
affair like a schoo,hoy's notebook—
. in which he entered some of the
: minutest do'ngs, he inpariably wrote
after his recital of his many jobs and
discharges: “They found me out.'' or
“discharged for no reason.” Sotne
times he mentions the Masons and
odd Fellows as having caused his
discharge.
In the last few years he has di
vided his time between New York,
home and Pittsburgh. He was here
until July last year and then went
to Pittsburgh, leav'ng $14> with
Father Brann at .St. Agn -s’s Church,
111 Fast Forty-third street. He wrote
on for some of the money which he
left for safe keeping for “M. P.
(Continued on Page It, Column 1,)
Wilson’s Policy Criticised As
“Absurd and Inconsistent"
in Press Comments.
BERLIN, April tV—Oermany finds
only words of irony and ridicule in
the exchange of courtesies with which
the Tampico incident seems likely to
end. The opinion Is expressed that
! Huerta's extortion of a salute from
the squadron which was to have bom
barded bis coast caps the climax of
“the absurd and inconsistent" policy
which President Wilson and Hecre
j tary Bryan ha ve pursued in Mexico.
'The least, hostile, but not the least
significant, observation appears in
I the columns of of the government-ln
| spired Lokal Anzeiger, which re
I marks:
“In the interest of American coM
| meree, which lias suffered grievously
for months under the constant un
certainty of conditions in Mexico, the
American government should once
for all pull itself together and adopt
a rno.re consistent fore gn policy."
TO ENTER POLITICS
Secretary of Navy Daniels De-|
fines Place of Scholar
in Politics.
CLEVELAND, O., April IS.—Cuya
hoga county Democrats entertained
distinguished company here* today,
preliminary to the “dollar dlnfier” of
Democracy at the Central Armory to
night. Speaker Champ Clark, .Secre
tary of the Navy Josephus Panic's
Governor James M. Cox and Senator
Atlee Pomerene, of Ohio, are eched
u'ed to be guests of honor at the ban
quet, and Mr. Clark and Mr Panic’s
?ame early In the day to fulfill other
engagements.
The day’s program Included an ad
dress before Western Reserve Uni
versity law students in the morning
by Secretary Daniels, a speech hy
Speaker Clark before the City Club in
the afternoon and addressee l y Dan
iels, C ark and Governor Cox at the
banquet in the evening.
Fail to Swear in Drukker:
Disappointment to Browning
| From n tttnfT <'orreM|M»nd«*nt|
WASHINGTON, April 18. Dow H.
Drukker, the new member of th"
House of Representatives to succeed
Robert G. Bremner, was not Hworn 1*>
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Drukker
appeared in the House on Thursday
tnd was toted aorund by Congress
man Browning, the one lone Heat b
I can at present in tin House from
New Jersey. Represent?! tive Brown
ing was delighted to have a co league
uf his own political persuasion and
wanted to have him sworn in at once.
This as found to he impossible be
rausc certain formalities had to be
complied with. The failure of the
certificate of election to be on hand
was one of the bars in the way to lm
mediate election Drukker left for
New Jersey, for there was no use re
maining here, as he wou d not be put
on the pay roil unUi ho was sworn in*
HUERTA GIVEN ULTIMATUM;
MUST FIRE SALUTE AT ONCE
OR U. S. WILL SEIZE PORTS
Unless Mexican Dictator Yields on Rece pt of Mes
sage, Vera Cruz and Tampico W.ll Be Taken
Without Further Parley, Declares Wilson.
President Wilson has sent an ultimatum to President Huerts.
Huerta is informed that unless the demand of the Washington
authorities for a salute to the American flag is carried out at once
immediate action will he taken by the United States.
Tampico and Vera Cruz, will be seized by forces of the United
States. This will be done without waiting for Admiral Badger to
reach Mexico. Badger’s fleet is now- en route to Mexico front
Hampton Roads.
President Wilson's decision was reached today after he had
received Huerta's latest message, in which the latter insisted on a
simultaneous salute by an American warship.
If Huerta has not yielded at 6 p. m. Sunday. President Wilson
will take the matter to Congress Monday. This was announced at
the White House.
WASHINGTON, April 18. ~ Presi
dent Huerta, jf Mexico, has reiterated
tils counter proposition for a simul
taneous salute In the matter of tha
demanded apology to the United
States.
President Wilson luu- informed him
thut tie1 United State; stands on tha
original demand of Hear Admiral
Ma.se unu that Huerta must accept
immediately.
Secretary Bryan prepared President
Wilson's answer. II v/as imme ilateiy
sent to Mexico City.
it sets forth that unless President
Huerta aeoepls the American de
mands imrnediut<rl> the plan for seiz
ure of Tampico anu Vera Cruz will ho
carried out without waiting for Ad
miral Badger to reach Mex'can wot re
The plan for seizing V era Cruz and
Tampico also includes the se.zure of
the rnilwuf from Vera. Cruz to Mexi
co City as fur its a trestle about twn
ty m.les west of Vera t'ruz.
While Pres dent W, Ison's tinal
message was in transmission to Mexi
co City orders were flashing out from
the navy department, setting all the
forces already In Mexican waters In
readiness to enforce its terms. There
were no orders to the troops at Texas
City.
lv titte House officials announced
•hat unless liucrta saluted the llac
aeeord ng to President Wilson’s de
mand as so'm after receipt of today’s
message as was physically possible
letfon would be taken without further
exchanges,
Members of the Cabinet were sum
money to the Willie House for con
ference. Postmaster-General Burle
son was the first to arrive. Others
Heft their offices and hurried, lu.'jJn,
ITIWHilllet- offices in their motor eara
PAGEANT PLANS
NEAR COMPLETION
Will Be Given to Advertise
State College for
Women.
Plans are being completed for the
pageant which is to be given under
tho auspices of the College Womens
Club of Essex county on June 6, at
Branch Brook Park The event ts be
ing held to advertise the State College
for Women. At a meeting of the or
ganization held last night in the ^.
W. C. A., SS Washington stre l. Miss
Florence Boll chairman of the ar
rangement committee announced
that men, relatives of the members
of the club, have volunteered their
services to make the affair a big
success. Tlte general leaders
are Miss Edith Putnam, Mrs. Elwood
Armltage and MIbs Florence Cooper;
the episode leaders, Miss Alice Bra
gaw, Miss Bertha Loew, Miss Mary
Lvons and Miss Myrtoil Hoppen; th"
dance leaders. Miss Mary Jones and
Miss Emlile Mercy.
The president. Miss Christine Van
Wagenen, Miss Florence Hague and
Mrs. Huler> J. Perrett were elected
delegates to the meeting of the-t+nrrr
Federation of Women's Clubs, at As
bury Park, Muy 7, 8 and !*.
[•Tans were d'seussed for a concert
to be held in the fall with a program
bv some well-known art si.
The even'ng program, which was
entitled ‘‘A College <'|ph Horse Show.”
was In charge of Miss (trace Thomp
son. The speakers, who were Intro
duced by M'sa Thompson, described
their part'ctilar holibes Miss Fran
cis i’. Hay spoke on “Pageantry as a
Community Art;” Miss Oeorglanna I.
Ferry on “Case Work of the Bureau
of Associated Char'ties;" Miss Caro
line Homer, on "Camp Life in the
Canadian Northwest,” and Mrs. Mere
d tli of New York, on "Heltgious
Education."
M ss Kather'ne B leher was hostess
at the supper that preceded the pro
gra m.
MIhh Van Wagenen presided. Pres
idents of local clubs were guests of
the club.
jpJjA
Resolutions of Condolence Sent
to Parents of Boy Who Died
from Blow.
Hloomfleld High School is In mourn
ing for Oscar Frlel, nineteen years
old, a member of the senior class,
who died In Mountainside Hospital,
Monte'alr, yesterday, from a wound
said to have been inflicted by a Cedar
Grove barber. Resolutions of con
dolence adopted by the faculty, the
baseball team, of which he was a
member and the High School stu
dents ns a whole, have been adopted
and will be sent to the parents of the
dead student.
A baseball game scheduled for to
day between Bloomfield and Glen
Itidge High Schools has been post
poned. Frlel was to have taken part
In this game.
Louis Mazzuca, who conducts a
barbershop in Cedar Grove, charged
wilh having intl'cted the fatal wound
by striking the high school boy over
the head with the butt end of a
billiard cue Thursday night, is held
in the Essex county jail without ball.
The Hnecldc charge is manslaughter.
Chief Frederick Wi'mer, of the
pioseeutor's staff, preferred the
charge following an investigation of
(he circumstances connected with the
Incident which resulted in the fa
tallty. He was committed to (he
county jaM by Recorder Gustav
Mcler. Four boys are said to be
w'tnesses to the quarrel. They are
Grrald Duffy, John Williams, Ear!
Sanderson and Edward Schneider, alt
of Cedar Grove.
Investigation revealed that the five
youths wire In Mazzuca's place of
business when the quarrel started.
The owner of the establishment Is
said to have ctruck Frol following an
argument ns to Mazzuca’s ability to
play pool. The boys all left the bar
bershop and had gone hut a short
distance when Frlel dropped uncon
scious. He was taken to the hospital'
and died yesterday.
‘JACKSON WOULDN’T
TAKE TOLLS BLUFF
TRENTON, Apr)' 18.—Mercer Coun
ty Progressives hold a, rally here laHt
n'ght In Masonic Temple In the form
cf a dol'ar dinner. George VV. Per
kins, of New York; Everett Colby, of
Essex; Congressman W. M. Chandler,
of New York, and Mrs. Alice Car
penter. of Colonla, were the speakers.
Congressman Chandlor spoke on
“The Progressive Party's Attitude on
the Canal Toll Question.” Speaking
of President Wilson’s attitude on the
repeal of free tolls, the speaker said:
"I do not know whether England
has threatened the President or not.
but 1 do know, and the world knows,
what would huppen if Jackson were
In the White House today and a
threat came across from England.
Instead of sending a message to Con
gress advls'ng that we knuckle and
yield the point t<> England, he would
advise that we make an Immediate
appropriation to enlarge the standing
army and to increase the navy with a
hundred additional battleships.
"The great danger to the country
on the proposal of the President Is
not that we shnll lose the esteem
England and the world through
national dishonor by breach of treaty,
hut that we ahull destroy the repub
lic and representative government by
poisoning the heart of popular suv
ore gnity and by ignoring those
cheeks and balances which are the
distinctive features of our free in
stllutii ns anti tlmt were devised by
the founders of the republic as a
neans of perpetuating the Constitu
tion.”
Mrs. Carpenter spoke on the Pro
gressive party and new emancipa
tion. Senator Colby spoke on na
tionalism. One of the features of the
dinner was the presence of the Wives
of the Progressive d ners.
George W Perkins, of New York,
declared Co'onel Theodore Roosevelt,
never had better opportunity to coma
out for the best Interest of the Pro
gressive cause than when he returns
from his trip in South America. Mr
Perkins asserted the Democratic ad
ministration, like the Taft, regime, is
breaking its promises with the peo
ple and President Wilson or who ever
the Democratic candidate may be in
is being placed in an unfavor
able light before the country. He
said an amalgamation of the Pro
gressives with the Republican party
again Is impossible because it would
be impossible to tell which branch of
tile Republican party the Progressives
might combine with.
IlillMlde Park.
Holler akatlng every Sunday.—Adv.
Victim of Motorcycle
Accident Buried at Madison
(Hprclal to the Evening Star.]
MADISON, April 18.—Funeral ser
vices for Joseph Matone, who died
,n th( Orange Memorial Hospital ou
Wednesday morning as a result of
an accident to It's motorcycle in Or
ange last Sunday, were held this
morning In St. Vincent's Church with
Rev. A. fllardl t flic a'.ing. It was one
of the largest ever seen in Madison.
Twelve pallbearers took turns In car
rying the remains from the home of
the deceased, in Cook avenue, to the
church and thence back through
W'averly square and part way to St.
Vincent's Cemetery, where interment
was made. Camp one's marine band
led the funeral procession to and
from the church. The two Italian or
ganizations in Mad son turned out
to pay tribute to the dead.
Paterson Gets Lights Again
PATERSON, April 18.—Mayor Rob
ert 11. Fordyce conferred with the
finance commission yesterday and ns
a. result file electric lights in the City
Hall, which were shut off Thursday
because there wasn’t any money to
keep them going, were turned on
again. The City Hall elevators won’t
be run until July 1. when the budget
is tlxed, unless some way is found
to transfer money from another de
partment. _ ^
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