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ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J., TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1914.—16 PAGES. WEATHER: PROBABLY FAIR WEDNESDAY.
Leaves Tots at Prison Door
After Appeal to Warden to
WEAK FROM HUNGER, SHE
WAS UNABLE TO WORK
Man Was Committed for Get
ting Money Under False
When oJhn Jakubik, proprietor of a
tailor shop at 224 Peshine avenue, was
sent to the county jail on March 24
on two charges of obtaining money
under false pretenses, his little fam
ily Was hit hard. Mrs. Jakuhik and
her four children, the oldest seven
the youngest an infant, were left des
titute. There was neither money nui
food In the house, and with the
breadwinner taken away from them
they soon found themselves in hard
Mrs. Jakubik did her best to keep
her family together. She got what
work she could, leaving her home at
793 Bergen street in the early morn
ing and returning to it late at night.
Kind-hearted neighbors helped her in
many ways, but her earnings were
pitifully small; certainly all insuffi
cient for the needs of herself and her
Daily she saw her children, always
before healthy, robust youngsters,
losing the bloom of the cheeks and
growing thin. Added to her difficulty
in obtaining money enough to buy
food for her babes was the almost
impossible task of getting money to
pay her rent: but she struggled, al
ways with the hope of better things
coming her way.
Soon, however, hard work and pri
vation began to tell on her. She
found herself unable to get work at
washing and scrubbing every day, as
her strength waned, ller earnings be
came smaller and she saw the day
com ng when she would be unable to
work at all. Her landlord became
more pressing. Piece by piece she
sold her few poor sticks of furniture,
until, in the last week her little home
became almost bare.
Yesterday the crushing blow she
had feared fell on her and her babies.
The owner of the house in which she
lived, weary with her excuses and
her pleadings to "wait just one more
day" for his rent, hud her dispos
sessed. She and her children and
their few remaining possessions worn
cast from the house. A neighbor
gave them shelter tor the night, but
this morning told Mrs. Jakubik she
could remain in her home no longer,
bile must care for her own little
family, the neighbor said, and could
no! afford to be bothered with guests
bo Mrs. Jukubik and her children
want out of doors and wandered
around, a sorrowful procession.
Then tlie woman decided to attempt
one bold stroke In her effort lo get
aid. She would go to the jail and
ask for her husband’s freedom. War
den MeGuinness was astonished when
Mrp. Jakubik, excited and poorly
dressed was ushered Into his presence
and, without preliminaries, began to
pour out, her story. She led the war
den to a. window and pointed to her
children clustered in a little group
on the jail lawn about the baby car- i
rlage in which the youngest of them
lay. The warden told the woman it
was beyond his authority to release!
her husband, despite the sad plight of'
his family. Mrs. Jakubik burst Into!
tears. Heedless of advice that she]
nppl> to one of the charitable organ
izations of the city for aid, she burst
out of the warden's office and rushed
from tlie jail.
“You must take care of them,” she
shouted as she hurried across the
Pausing by her children, Mrs. Jak
ubik gathered them all in a frantic
embrace and hurried away.
The Jail authorities waited awhile,
certain the woman would return.
When, after a quarter of an hour slv
failed to come back, they realized she
had deserted her children. Warden
MeGuinness, with no means at hand
to care for the youngsters, was at
his wits' end for a moment, ".'hen he
dug up some toys'from the jail and
sent them to the children by an at
tendant. boon the litile ones were
playing happily on the lawn, apmr
erit.ly oblivious of the fart that their
mother had left them.
After waiting an hour. Warden Mc
Guinness got in communication with
John A. Cullen, superintendet of the
Catholic Childrens' Aid Association.
Mr. Cullen agreed to care for the
children, and sent to the jail for
them. They were taken to the asso
ciation's rooms. All showed signs of
the lack of rare from vchich the have
suffered in the last month. They will
be held by the association until their
-•'fa ther is released, their mother
claims them, or some other disposi
tion is made for them. «
Jakubik, the father of the children,
was committed to the jail by Judge
Hahn in the First Prec'nct Court on
March 24. Julian Bergen, of 124
F'nion street, and Thomas Byrd, of
1S1 Hillside avenue, charged him with
having taken money from them In
payment for two suits of clothing and
with having failed to deliver the
clothes or return the money.
you’ll find Jots of
them advertised in
our “Farms For
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Mexico as r:::l
FEELING IS NOTED
Instructed to Leave Chihuahua.
Villa Sympathizers May
MANY QUIT CAPITAL
AND REACH VERA CRUZ
Consul Letcher, at Chihuahua,
Notifies Countrymen, Who
CHIHUAHUA, via El Paso, Tex.,
April 21.—Consul Letcher, on instruc
tions from Washington, is notifying
Americans in this city and other
towns of the State of Chihuahua to
leave the country as a precaution
against possible unfortunate eventu
alities growing out of the decision of
the Washington government to seize
Tampico and Vera Cruz.
They may be sent out in small
la dies if time permits, as a general
exodus, it is feared, might precipitate
Six American women left last
EI. PASO, Tex., April 21. — Six
Americans, eight Germans and nine
Frenchmen and women arrived here
today from Chihuahua. The Ameri
cans confirmed the statement that
they were instructed to leave by
Marion Letcher, the American consul.
They said Mexicans in Chihuahua
held the belief that the rebels would
be unable to remain out of the
Huerta-Washington complication and
added the rebel leaders feel com
pelled to accept the view that the
blockading of Tampico and Vera
Ctuz would be a national matter af
fecting the honor of every Mexican
regardless of political affiliations.
turrauzu and \i]la (oufer.
Letcher, they said, was endeavor
ing to get the Americans out with
out attracting undue attention, and
hie efforts in this direction were being
assisted by General Carranza. Most
ov tile latter's conference with Gen
et a 1 Villa yesterday, they asserted,
was devoted to consideration of the
Tampico incident and its develop
ments as affecting the rebels.
The gravest view was taken, ac
cording to report.
In the cafes, clubs and other gather
ing places Mexican citizens, practi
cally all of whom arc rebel sympa
thizers, said openly that President
Wilson's course was an affront to the
Mexican nation and that a common
enemy must be met my a united
Policy Is Not Announced.
Meanwhile there was no detinite an
nouncement of policy by Carranza,
the- AntertPans reported, adding tpat
it seemed to be bis purpose by silence
to imply the truth of reports tlint lie
would continue with the revolution
regardless of foreign complications.
This they said In view of the excited
talk in the cafes and elsewhere, de
In El Paso prominent rebel sympa
thizers were unanimous so far as they
could tie questioned, in the view that
not Ifuerta alone, but the National
honor was at stake.
VERA CRI'X, Mex., April 21.—
A large number of Americana and
foreigners are on their way here from
the cupito] today. The regular train
is being run in two sections and a
special train is also on route. Every
thing remains quiet in this city.
The American war vessels have not
changed their positions.
DANCE, MAN DIES
J. Noyes Failing Collapses in
Wife's Arms at Home
Stopping suddenly In the midst of a
dance with his wife at a party they
were attending early this morning, J.
Noyes Failing, of 226 Grove street
north. East Orange, collapsed, a vic
tim of heart disease. He died before
medical assistance arrived.
Mr. Failing, who was thirty-six
years old, was atricken at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Banghart, of 23
North Seventeenth street, East Or
ange, where a party was being held.
Mrs. Failing, when she realized her
husband had been seized, became too
weak to support his falling body. She
swooned and became grief-stricken.
The music was stopped and the men
guests went to the assistance of Mr.
South Orange Officials Ar
ranging for Celebration
Early Next Year.
Arrangements are now' under way
for a fitting observance next January
of the centennial of the South Orange
village public schools. The Board of
ducation, at a meeting last night, au
thorized President Charles G. Field
ing to name a committee to arrange
the details of the celebration.
Columbia school was first built in
1815. Many additions have since been
made to the building, the latest ha> -
ing been completed during the past
year. The weather vane which was
on the original building is now on
the present Columbia school. Acad
emy street and South Orange avenue.
President Fielding announced his
standing committees for the year as
follows: Building, J. Henry Thebe
rath, James VV. Marshall, Alfred S.
Kinsey; finance, Clifford Headley,
Arthur F. Klmendorf; George W.
Pollard; teachers. Mr. Marshall, Mr.
Theberath, Mr. Headley; books and
supplies, Mr. Kinsey, William D.
Glbby, Waldemar J. Nicholas; sites,
Mr. Gibby, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Pollard.
U. S. ORDERS CUSTOMS HOUSE SEIZED
TO STOP GERMAN SHIP LANDING ARMS
| VERA CRUZ, PRINCIPAL SEAPORT TO BE BLOCKADED BY U. S. |
-—Copyright. 1914. by International News Service.
The upper picture shows the harbor and wharf with foreign battleships lying at anchor. The lower picture Is another harbor scene, showing a num
ber of foreign battleships lying at Anchor, the fort and military prison San Juan de Llnam in the background, and in the foreground, the luunch of a 11. S.
battleship, euch as that from which our sailors were arrested.
BATTLE IN WHICH
13 WERE KILLED
Militia in Colorado Mine Dis
tricts Get Reenforce
THIN 1 DAD. Col., April 21.—Thir
teen were believed to lie dead and the
number of wounded was unknown
when day dawned on Ihe Ludlow
battlefield, where yesterday 100 mi
litiamen and deputy sheriffs fought a
buttle with strikers.
Throughout the night bodies of
strikers, heavily armed, moved from
various coal camps toward Ludlow
and a renewal of the conflict was ex
pected momentarily. Kighty-seven
militiamen from Lamul and VValsen
burg, ordered last night by General
Chase, reached the scene of conflict
during the forenoon.
Home of Dead Identified.
The known dead;
Private A. Martin, Company A,
Louis Trlkos, Greek strike leader.
Wounded, Private Louis Purcell,
Colorado Springs, condition im
The Ludlow colony presented a
scene of death and desolation today
only four or five of the tents remain
ing standing. Soldiers declare that
quantities of ammunition were ex
ploded by the blaze that swept the
colony during the night.
An unidentifled man driving a
horso attached to a light buggy dash
ed from the tents waving a white
flag, just after the fire started. When
ordered to halt ho is said to have
ojened (Ire with a revolver and was
killed by a. return volley from the
Dead Along Railroad Trucks.
Yesterday's battle centered about
the big trestle of the Colorado and
South Eastern railioad and several
dead were said to be lying along the
tracks, behind which the strikers
Throughout the day and intermit
tently during the night, the fighting
raged over an area of approximately
three sq. are miles, bounded on the
West by Berwlnd and Hastings, on
the East by Barnes Station, on the
North by the Ludlow tent colony and
on the South by Rameyville. The
battlefield was comp etely isolated
by the cutting of telegraph and tele
The fighting began early yesterday,
when a militia di tachment under
Lieutenant Linderfelt started to In
vestigate the cause of firing near
Cedar Hill. As the day progressed
word of the clash reached officials,
and a relief expedition, consisting of
fifty members of the newly organized
Trinidad militia company was sent
on a special train, manned by .1. H.
Abrams, superintendent of the Col
orado and Southeastern, with Master
Mechanic Itoach as engineer and Dis
patcher Willis as fireman.
SAY IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO
PROLONG “PACIFIC BLOCKADE”
Students of International Law Sky Such Tactics Will Not Hold
When Vessels of a Third Nation Are Subjected to Inter
ference—Coudert Points to Possible Complications.
NEW YORK, April 21.-Can Presi
dent Wilson blockade the ports of
Mexico without making war on that
country? Does his declaration tlmt
"under no conceivable circumstances
would wc fight the people of Mexico"
mean that be intends to establish a
so-called "paciHc blockade?"
Can there bo a "pacific blockade" if
the vessels of a third nation are sub
jected lo interference and seizure?
How can the President hope to bring
General Huerta to terms if the ves
sels of other nations are not forced to
respect the blockade?
These questions were on the lips of
many students of International law
yesterday as they read the President's
address to Congress. They questioned
(he effectiveness of a retaliatory
measure of any plan that did not con
template the seizure of Mexieon ports
or the seizure of vessels that attempt
to enter or leave these ports after a
blockude had been established and
called attention to the fact that the
vast majority of writers on interna
tional law agree that there can be no
such seizure unless war exists. A
condition of war is a condition of
fact and does not wait upon the for
mal pronouncement of governments.
Fr derlc R. Coudert pointed out
some of the difficulties lying in the
way o. establisniitjg a "pac lie block
ade'' without actually involv ng the.
country in a war. in it s opinion any
blockade must have the authority of
force behind it and the employment
of force is tantamount to war.
"When we speak of 'pacific block
ade,’ ” ho said, "we are dealing with
matti rs of near terminology. A
blockade Is on act that interrupts the
usual acts of peace. It Ir a measure
of force in that it prevents the in
gress and egress of vessels from the
ports of the blockaded country, and
n so far as force is usued it is a
measure of war.
“Nearly always a pacific blockade
s incident to war. The nation who*
ports are blockaded night acquiesce
and refuse to treat the blockade as
sufficient cause for war. A weak na
tion might accept lh« blockade an a
declaration of war so as to force the
blockading nation to take more dras
tic measures against it. There »is an
enormous mass of opinion on tin-,
question of blockading and the rules
governing a regular blockade are well j
settled, but discussion of pacific
blockade is very much a discussion of
Students of international law see
difficulties ahead for tin- United States
if vessels of other nations are pre
vented from entering or leaving Mex
ico. It is apparent that to bo effec
tive the blockade must be maintained
against all vessels, hut such a block
ade cannot be maintained unless there
is war. This difficulty forced the
Venezuelan declaration, as it did the
declaration of France in 1894 that she
was at war with t’hlna. on that oc
casion Great Britain refused to re
spect the blockade until France made
the declaration. Writers on these
questions seem to agree that a pacific
blockade may be. effective when the
blockaded nation’s ships are most af
fected. There could be no such possi
bility in the case of Mexico, whose im
ports and exports are carried by ves
sels of other nations.
Mr. Coudert pointed out that while
the effectiveness of a pacific blockade
depends almost entirely upon tin* at
titude toward it of other nations than
the two directly concerned, there is
no such room for disagreement where
a war blockade is in force.
"Such a blockade affects the vessels
• »f all nations," he said. "It inter
feres with their freedom on the sea,
but they allow each other to take
away this freedom when tlv* blockade
complies with certain conditions It
must be an actual blockade. There
used to be paper blockades, but dur
ing the Napoleonic wars it was es
tablished that vessels seized der'ng a
paper blockade must bo released.
There are many rules governing war
blockades and all nations recognize
them. The rules are far less certain
when attempts are made to establish
blockades without dec taring war.”
School jn Nutley
Owing to an epidemic of measles,
Yantacaw Public School, in Nutley,
was closed yesterday. It will remain
closed for two weeks or more, it Is
The action to close the school was
taken at a special meeting of the
Hoard of Education on Sunday night.
The membersH refuse to state how
i many saipils are affected. Superin
tendent John K. Heachler is out of
I town. From another source it was
learned there are almost forty cases
in tho school.
American Missionary Dies
as Result of Wounds He
Sustained in Lion Fiy;h'
KHARTOUM, Knyptian Sudan
April 21—Rev. Rfi'ph W Tdrlrk. <•
the American United Presbyterian
Mission in the Sudan, died today of
wounds received in an encounter with
Mr. Tid.-ick who was stationed at
Tloleib Hill, Sobat River, was at
tacked seven days aqo. He started
down the Nile for Khartoum to un
dergo treatment. The trip occupied
six clays. ITe arrived here yesterday
find died today,
Mr. Tidrick entered the mission
field in 1906. The mission is directed
by the United Presbyterian Church of
North America with headquarters in
HELD IN DEATH
OF BOY SKATER
Youngster Struck by Auto as
He Was Racing in
Albert Weisinger, nineteen year*
old, of 98 Quitman street, a taxicab
cbaiiffeur, was released in $1,000 bail
by Judge Herr, in th'* Fourth Precinct
Court, today, on a charge «»f running
down and killing George Koenig, four
teen years old, of 241 Belmont avenue,
when the tatter was roller-skating at
Quitman and Hpnit:e streets last,
night W isinger was arrested by
Detectives (>’(#ai'a and Corbitt after
the accident. He is charged with
Young Koenig and his chum, Her
bert Deininger, fifteen years old, of
229 Bose street, were racing on the
asphalt street. Each hoy wore only
one skate. Koenig was lending as
Weisinger drove ids machine along
the street. The chaueur was on his
way to his stand at the Park place
b siin t n from his home. He had
taken his young sister for a ride
supper before returning to
work. As Weisinger turned bis ma
chine t on void hitting Deininger he
A surgeon was summoned from St
Barnabas’s Hospital, whir li is around
the corner from where the accident
occurred. When he arrived the boy
was dead. The body was taken to
Koenig was president and Deinin
ger is treasurer of the Boy Scouts of
Bethany Presbyterian Ghurch. Ar
rangements for the funeral of the
dead boy have not been made yet.
Young Koenig was an only son He
was graduated from the Ghar ton
street school last June, and sine©
then has been employed in the office
of Post & Post. In tin- Kinney build
ills mother. Mrs. Emma Koenig 13
grief-stricken, but today asserted she
was ouite as sorrv for thi voting
chauffeur who killed her boy as sbo
was on account of her son's death.
(Hpeeial to the Evening Star.)
JRR8RY CITY, April 21.—Governor
Fielder last night established a prece
dent by going over to New York and
reviewing the drill of the Seventy
lirst Regiment of the New York Na
tional Guard, at its armory. The
Governor was accompanied by his
Rear-Admiral Fletcher at Vera Cruz Is Authorized
to Take Action to Prevent Huerta Getting
Large Consignment of Ammunition Without
Waiting for Decision by the Senate.
Orders were sent from Washington to Rear Admiral Fletcher
today to seize the customs house at Vera Cruz in time to prevent
200 field guns and several million rounds of ammunition for Huerta,
about to be landed there by a German steamer, from being trans
ported to Mexico City.
President Wilson took this action when it was seen that the
delay by the Senate on the resolution giving him power to act was
accruing to Huerta's advantage.
The President declared that there was ample precedent for tak
ing this measure.
As no blockade has been declared, the United States forces have
no authority to interfere with the German steamer. The plan is
to seize the ammunition as it is landed.
The orders did not stipulate when Admiral Fletcher should take
the port, but simply left it to his discretion as when to best prevent
Huerta from getting the ammunition.
WASHINGTON, April 21.—While
Congress is debating the Mexican
situation President Wilson has
ordered Rear Admiral Fletcher to
seize the Vera Cruz customs house
and prevent Huerta from getting
several million rounds of ammunition
and two hundred Held guns oil a Ger
man steamer bound for that port.
The orders went out from Washing
ton early today, when It became ap
parent that the delay In Congress was
accruing to the advantage of Huerta. I
At noon the cabinet was in session. |
and, so far as was known, no word j
had been received from Admiral |
Fletcher of his action. The orders, i
officials said, left to the admiral's I
discretion when and how to act. As
there is no blockade, the Arnrlcan
fores could not interfere with the
German steamer. The orders were to I
seize the guns and shells after they
had landed or to seize the customs
house, to prevent their landing, and
thus keep them from going to Mexico
Officials declared that President
Wilson hud ample authority for his
action without the approval of Con
Meanwhile both House and Senate
reconvened and the Senate went U,
work on the resolution of approval of
the President's course.
Neiiate In Herndon lit Noon.
The question of authorizing the use
j of armed forces of the United States
! b> President Wilson ip the present
emergency in Mexico hinges on tho
ariion of tho Senate, which wont into
' session at noon today.
V\ lien tho House foreign affairs
coin mitten met Chairman Flood said
tile House Democrats would not op
pose the Mexican resolution in tho
amended form adopted by the Senate
foreign relations committee.
At 12:30 o'clock this morning the
Senate adjourned without taking any
action on the resolution. I Sitter op
position in tho Senate committee on
foreign relations made it apparent
that tho resolution favored by tho
President could not be reported
After the administration had used
every eifon to swing the committee
into lino and had failed, a substitute
resolution was unanimously reported
to the Senali at 12:10 tills morning,
reading as follows:
“Whereas, In view of the facts pre
sented by the President of the United
States in his address delivered to the
Congress at joint session on the twen
tieth day of April, 1914, with regard
to certain affronts an dindignitles
committed against tho United States
lb solved, That the President is
justified in the employment of the
armed forces of the United States to
enforce ids demand for unequivocal
amends for affronts and Indignities
i committed against, tho United States.
"He it further resolved, That the
I United States disclaims any hostility
I to th< Mexican people or any purpose
to make war upon them.”
I.origr Oflrr* Su hwlit lit©.
Objection was made to the immc
<Il«i.t«• consideration of this resolrtion
bj Senator Liypitl. of Rhode Island,
j and the Senate finally consented to
idlourn until 11* o’clock noon.
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts,
| served notice, however, that the pre
| amble even of the substitute resolu
1 tion was not sufficiently broad to suit
him. and he offered the following for
a preamble to the substitute resolu
"That the state of unrestrained
violence and anarchy which exists in
Mexico, the number of unchecked and
unpunished murders of American
citizens and the spoliation of their
property In that country, the impos
sibility of secuMng protection or re
dress by diplomatic methods in tin
absence of lawful and effective au
thority, the inability of Mexico to dis
charge its international obligations,
the unprovoked indignities inflicted
ujron the (lag and the uniform of th*
Pnited States by the armed forces in
oecupath n of large parst of Mexican
territory have become intolerable.
"That the self-respect and dignlP
of tin* Pnited States and the duties
to protect its citizens and its interna
tional rights require that such a
course be followed in Mexico by ou’
government as to compel respect and
observance of its rights.”
Opposition Was l nexpreted.
Tiiis unexpected opposition in Con
gross was a blow to the adrninistra
tion It lias been accepted as evi
deuce of a lack of enthusiasm ove
the President’s campaign against
Huerta as an individual. The pres
erit embarrassing situation was being
contrasted here tonight with tin
spontaneous and unanimous guppon
given to President McKinley when h<
called upon Congress to act just be
fore the Spanish war.
The alteration of the resolution by
the Senate committee and the frm
oj p sition in the upper House of Co"
s ri -s was caused chiefly by the Presi
dent’s attempt in the original resolr
tion to direct the nower of the Unite 1
States solely against Huerta as "n i -
dividual, while calling upon him t
perform an act which could only bo
done by the government of Mexico.
Members of the Senate, including
many of the Democrats, insisted that
the reso’utlon was too personal and
represented a step in tin President’s
campaign against the Mexican dic
Some Republicans objected, too, to
tin* use of the w'ord "justified” be
wateuded it would com
init them to un indirscment of th*
President’s entire Mexican policy.
In the compromise that word, how.
ever, was retained.
Th House of Representatives after
ii long wrangle last night passed the
resolution justifying the course of the
president in the present contingncy.
The vote was: Ayes, 337; noes, 37.
Five members of the President*
own parly voted aguinst the resolu.
lion. They were George, of New
York; Stephtns. Witherspoon and
Bisson, of Mississippi, and Kindel, of
Twentylnlne out of the 138 Republi
cans in the House opposed the reso«
lirpiildloanN Who toted Against.
The following were the Republican*
who voted against the resolution:
Anthony, Kansas; Alney, Pennsyl
vania: liartholdt, Maine; Britten, Illi
nois; Butler, Pennsylvania; Camp
bell. Kansas; Davis, Minn.; Fordney,
Mich.; French, Idaho; Gardner, Mas
sachusetts; Gillett, Massachusetts*
food. Iowa; llays, California;
Howell, Utah; Johnson, Utah; John
son, ^Washington; Kahn, California;
Ku Follette, Washington; Langham,
Pennsylvania; Mann, Illinois; .Mad
den, Illinois Motidell, Wyoming;
Platt, New York; Bells, Tennessee;.
Bteenerson, Minnesota: Volstead,
Minnesota, and Woods, Iowa.
Three of 11 it; eighteen Progressive*
voted aguinst t tie- President. They
weie: Bell, Colorado; Temple, Penn
sylvania, and Kent, California.
Tills was they resolution as passed:
Tile Resolution Adopt,*dr~———
"Resolved by the .Senate'and Hour*
of Represonlutlves in Congress as
sembled, That the President of tlio
United States Is .instilled in the em
ployment of the armed forces of the
l nited .States of America, to enforce
demands made upon Victoriano
Diierla for unequivocal amends to
•he government of the United .State*
loi affronts and indignities com
mitted against this government by
Crneral Huerta and ills representa
The resolution sustaining the Presi
dent was offered by Representative
flood of Virginia, chairman of the
committee on foreign affairs, imme
diately after the President’s address.
The resolution was referred to the
rommittee on foreign affairs and that
committee was at once assembled. It
developed at the outset that the Flood
resolution was written at the White
K<‘|»iili|iciiiiH Foil glit “ef uMifled.”
Republicans stubbornly fought, the
adoption of the word "justified,” but
they were outvoted by their Demo
cratic colleagues. The committee
adopted the resolution by a vote of
10 to 2.
The two negative votes were east
by Representative Burtholdt. of Mis
souri. and Representative Ainey, of
The tight was then transferred to
the floor of the House. By this time
the Democratic leaders knew that
Republicans were in an ugly frame of
mind. It was derided that unless the
Republicans showed a disposition to
let the resolution pass without a
struggle a "gag” rule would be re
Republican Reader Mann arose and
inquired: “What proposition do you
intend to nmke for debate on this
Before Chairman Flood could reply,
Reader Cuderwood jumped to his feet
and took command of th« adminis
tration forces. Mr. Underwood usual
y begins a legislative battle smiling
ly and in the best of good humor.
On this occasion he was grave in de
meanor and cautious in speech.
Underwood Urges Speed.
"It is tlie desire of the Democratic
side of the House to put this resolu
tion through as speedily as possible
in order that it may become a law
tonight,” said Mr. Underwood, em
phasizing every word. "We are will
ing to allow a reasonable length of
time for deflate. How much lime will
"1 understand that the committee
on rules has prepared a rule to b»
i sod, if necessary,” returned Mr.
The Republican leader's jaws click
ed as Mr. Underwood informed hint
that a "gag" had been devised and
would tie applied if the Republican:
ried to obstruct.
Chairman Flood interjected the
tatement that he thought on hour',
ebate would sutlice, one-half horn
o be controlled by the Democrats
ml the rest of the time to be used
y the minority. There was sparring
uck and forth for a time, Mr. Mani
lla lly suggesting four hours debate,
h tirn> to ht equally divided be
; ween the r \( parties.
During 1 change Mr. Under*
vood had i ' 1 Trowing restless.
"1 would no a tempi to put this
resolution inrough tonight,” he re
marked, "if it whs not for the serious
state of affairs that exists on the
(roitftnu»ij mi 4, t olimin !•>
ving and Qusen of England
on State Visit to Paris
LONDON, April 21.—King George
ind Queen Mary of England, accom
panied by a large staff, including Sir
Edward Grey, the foreign secretary,
and his private secretary, .Sir Will
iam Tyrrell, left for Haris today to
pay a state visit.
Their majesties crossed the English
channel from Dover to Calais on
board the royal yacht Alexandra,
which was convoyed by British ud
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