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Expects Constitutionalists to'
j Be Neutral While Reparation j
Is Sought.
' '
I Washington, ajhi 24.—President
IWilson today toM Chairman Fitzger
jald, of the House committee on ap- ,
i propria tions, who hud come to tho
iWhite House to learn if any war
funds were needed, that no appro-I
priation was required, “for the pres- j
In discussing the general situation !
■with callers, the President explained !
that no aggressive act to aggravate|
1 the status of affairs would be taken;
by the American government.
The President wished it to he im- j
pressed generally that the United i
1 States had not adopted a threatening
I attitude toward the Constitutionalists
i in Mexico, but merely that It exrect- j
| ed them to remain neutral while this
| government continued to seek repaar
| .ttion from the. Huerta government
| for indignities offered by the Hutrta
| authorities.
Official messages from American
Consular Agent George C. Caruthers
describing ids meeting with General
Villa reached the President early in
♦he dav. In these messages it was
specifically stated that Villa would
not Join Huerta, and the intimation
was conveyed that General Cairanza,
by his strong protest against the eap
| turn of Vera Cruz, was in reality
: seeking to prevent disintegration of
! his forces.
Future steps are dependent upon a
! more definite announcement of the
' intentions of General Carranza. Lake
wise, it is declared llie American
forces will not extend their opera
t.ons tvyond the vicinity of Vera
Cruz until it is clear whether Gen
eral Huerta will declare war or send
troops to attempt to dislodge the
American forces
X Ilia Mill Not .lain Huerta.
The President made It clear that he
had no intentions as yet of calling
for volunteers or of appearing before
Congress to ask for an extension of
his authority. It was further stated
that a brigade of Infantry and
artillery from Galveston to reinforce
the naval forces at Vera Cruz, is not
intended as an indication that the
United States would develop a cam
paign aga'nst Mexico City, but should
Huerta, by some overt act against
Americans in Mexico City, or else
where. provoke the American govern
ment further, there will he a continu
ation of efforts to obtain reparation.
President Wilson considers that in
accord with international precedent
the American government could even
push its way into the interior of the
country to obtain redress for wrongs
without actually being in a state of I
war with the Mexican people asi a
whole. He, however, realizes that
Huerta, by rallying to his support a
great pari of the Mexican nation,
may actually precipitate a general
war. but it is certain that the in
itiative in a declaration of war would
have to come from Mexico before the
President appears before Congress to
ask for more powers or funds.
This being regular cabinet day, the
\ -sldent's official advisers gathered
IK the executive office shortly before
hoon, the Mexican situation being
taken up for further deliberation.
Senators Fall and Sheppard
Offer to Fight in Mexico
WASHINGTON, April 24.—Senators
Fall, of Now Mexico, and Sheppard,
of Texas, have written the President
offering their services in the opera
tions against Mexico. Senator Weclte.
of Massachusetts, already had volun
Senator Fall wrote he was rea.dy to
resign from the Senate and go to the
Senator Williams, of Miss'sslrpt,
who made a speech in the Senate
Tuesday opposing war with Mexico,
had written to the President asking
that his son, Robert Webb Williams,
be appointed a second lieutenant In
the volunteer service.
All the offers are being sent to the
war department.
Man Found Dead in Bed
Arthur McMahon, forty years old,
of 40 Nicholson street, was found dead
In bed today by Bernard Himinerman,
a lodger In the same house. Dr. Mc
Kenzie said McMahon was a victim of
tuberculosis. The body was removed
to Dolle's morgue and word of the
death was sent to McMahon's sister,
Mrs. A. B. Benderum, of 603 McDon
ough street, St. Helena, Ark.
_____ '
No. I. Mexican mountaineers attempt to harass Americans: The stand taken by Carranza, the Constitutionalist, leader, In Inviting us to vacate Vera Cruz, since our Invasion of that city is looked upon by
him us tin act of war, is a signal to guerilla hands throughout Mexico to stnrt a guerilla warfare of their own. It will be sucli small bunds of Mexicans as are seen here, which will endeavor to harass
the concentrated attacks of our forces from the army and navy on their march to Mexico City. No. 2. The Mexican National Hallway and tunnel at Inflernllla Canyon, near Vera Cruz. To keep this
road open all the wuy will be one of the most difficult tasks confronting the American forces, for the country through which the road runs is a mountainous one where guerilla bands are numerous.
These could effectually destroy the railroad hy simply rolling boulders down the mountuln side. No. 3. The Mexican Nutlonal Hallway at Mutlac bridge, near Vera Cruz. No. 4. The Mexican Na
tional Huilwu.v at Chiquiliuitc siding about twenty-six miles from Vera Cruz, where it crosses a bridge 2‘JO feet long.
Bourke Cockran Makes Master
ly Appeal for Defeat of
Repeal Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 24— Because
of the Interference of the Mexican
situation with the hearings on tolls
by the Senate Interoceanic canal
committee, that committee has de
cided tentatively to extend the period
granted for hearings, if the presence
of witnesses justify such a course.
The time for hearing testimony or
iginally agreed upon would expire
today. Witnesses from the Pacific
coast and Hawaii have been at the
hearings all week, unsuccessfully
waiting to be heard. The committee
has given them assurances that they
will have an opportunity to testify,
even if the hearings must be ex
Opponents of the Panama canal
tolls repeal measure, Including a dele
gation of Jerseymen, dealt two stag
gering blows to the Wilson repeal'
policy at the hearing before the Sen
ate committee on interoceanic canals
The point that by the absorption of
the canal zone as United States terri
tory the Hay-Pauncefote treaty was
automatically abrogated, eliminating
all question of treaty obligation, was
brought forcefully to the attention
of the Senate committee by Bourke
Uockran, spokesman for the New
Voik cltj delegation of the national
committee for the preservation of
American rights in the Panama Canal.
To tills was added the testimony
of two former United States Senators,
members of the foreign relations
committee which passed on the Hay
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Huerta Has Only 42,701 Men
According to Figures of U. S.
WASHINGTON, April 24.—The United States War Department esti
mates that there are 42,701 Fed eral soldiers in Mexico. At Tampico I
there are 5,800. There were on ly 900 at Vera Cruz. The Federal
forces are distributed as follow s:
City. Men.
Mexico City. 0.000
I tiuotlulitjuru . 0,000
j Tampico . 5,800
Zacatecas . 3,000
Ma/.atlan . 2,000
Lastilal . 2,000
truanajuata . 2,085
Acalpiilco . 1,550
Victoria . 1,500
!! Vaiics . 1,400
Puebla . 1.000
i Tampecho .. 800
l'rrvnilln .. k. x»0
I Cnbvilo . .">00
| Puerto Morris. 500
Tula . 100
Los Charces. 400
| Teplc . 800
City. Men.
Vera Cruz... iHIO
Libre . 400
Jiulsija . 300
Orizaba . loo
Taclnireo . f>00
Ometeiiee . 350
Colima • • . 300
Muniziniillo .. 300
Ixtlla . 800
Ayutla . 50 .
Tell turn tepee .. 01
Cum boa . 50 i
L'bcro . 25
III neon . 50
Conejo .. 80
Acayucam . 75
Tort nil Mexico. 30
WASHINGTON, April 24.—When
Eddie Savoy, the veteran colored
messenger at the state department,
delivered Mexican Charge Algara his
passports, he performed that highly
responsible mission for the third time
since he came to the department in
Hamilton Fish’s day, forty-four years
ago. Mr. Algara departed for Toron
to, Canada, last night.
In this instance, as in the others,
Savoy was enjoined by the secretary
of state "to bring back written evi
dence” of its safe receipt by the dip
lomat, so he returned to the depart
ment with Charge Algara’s auto
graph indorsement on the wrappei
whleh hid contained the passports.
This the messenger will file away
with scores of other souvenirs of his
long association at the state depart
Savoy, who has seated diplomats at
banquets, arranged them solemnly
with due regard to precedence at i
state funerals ^nd looked after their •
proper placing at all kinds of func- 1
tions for more than a generation. 1
first delivered passports to Sir Lionel
Sackvllle-West, the British minister,
who displeased President Cleveland
towards the close of his first admin
istration by interference in American
His second mission wns performed
sixteen years ago when he carried i
to the Spanish legation here the I
passports that gave Minister Luis I
Polo y Bernaba a safe exit from the j
United States upon the declaration of
war with Spain.
Among the diplomats at the State ]
department "Eddie," as everybody ;
calls him, is known as the alpha and
omega of the Spanish war, for at its
conclusion he accompanied the peaco
commissioners to Paris and melted
the wax with which the peace treaty
was sealed.
Pauncefote treaty. Both declared the
Senato would never have ratified the
treaty hud they for an Instant be
lieved that It deprived the United
States of the right of governing the
canal as it saw fit and exempting
American coastwise vessels from the
payment of tolls.
From the (leromn Standpoint.
Theodore Sutro, representing a Ger
man-American population of 40,000 in
New York State, declared that he had
recently returned from Germany and
Austria, where he had been urging
representation of those countries at
the Panama-Pacific Exposition in
San Francisco. He found no senti
ment in those countries against free
tolls, though he had talked with their
highest officials. Mr. Sutro was for
five years president of the United
Stutes-Germany Societies of New
York, the American-German Alliance
of New York Stnte and vice-president
of the National German-American
Alliance. He said:
"My views are those of a very large
majority of the German population
of this country. It seems to me that j
if there Is any doubt about the con
struction of lids treaty, and there is
certainly a very formidable division
of opinion, the construction should
be in favor of the country that has
made such concessions and sacrifices
for the benefit of the rest of the
Masterly Defence by Cockran.
The afternoon session was enlivened
by the masterly defense of free tolls
by Bourke Cockran. He was heckled
by some of the pro-repeal members,
but he withstood it and gave back
forcible replies that enhanced his
previous statements. He said:
“If this law, which has been on the
statute books for fifteen months, is
a violation of the treaty, then we
violated it with our eyes open. I
say It is not a violation of the treaty,
but by those who believe it is a vio
lation we are asked to acknowledge
ourselves false, base, perjured, and
to make reparation. If we had
passed this law and taken up arms
to defend it—and nations have* gone
to war over less important matters
and were beaten and sued for peace
—and the conqueror asked us to make
reparation by admitting that we had
basely and wantonly violated a
treaty, the whole civilized world
would rise up and declare that it was
a cruel and unwarranted abuse of
the power the conqueror had estab
lished in battle.
“But I deny there is a treaty. His
tory will bear me out ia t t state
meat. Since the treaty was made we
have acquired that territory. When
we were merely the protectors of the
canal the treaty was all right. But
now that we have annexed the terri
tory they have no more right to insist
upon control than they would have If
Panama were admitted to the Union
as a State. When that territory be
came a part of the United States the
treaty was abrogated. The Panama
Canal is now as much one of our do
mestic waterways as the Ohio River."
Mr. Cochran then told of the ac
quisition oi the Louisiana Territory
when the United States had no outlet
to the Mississippi River, and that
Jefferson purchased the territory by a
secret treaty with France.
Treaty Was Never Abrogated.
“That treaty was never abrogated,"
said Cochran. "If there is any virtue
in the contention that the Hay
Pauncefote treaty still stands after
the absorption of the Canal Zone, we
might just as well say that the old
treaty with Spain is still in force.
Incumbents Will Go Back, but
Egan's Opposition Will
Oust Dear.
{Special to the Evening Star.)
TRENTON, April 24.—The Senate
will hold a special session this after
noon to receive from Governor Field
er his appointments of State prlBon
managers and trustees of the State
Home for Girls. Jt is likely no other
business will bo Introduced.
Governor Fielder arrived at the
State House before noon, but said he
would not make public the names of
those he had selected for the posi
tions until they are sent to the Sen
Political circles are charged with
discussions over the presumed inten
tion of the Governor in re-naming the
old members of the board of prison
inspectors today, to replace the com
mission that was given birth by the
passage of the three bills to change
the administration of affairs at the
institution here.
Enemies of the executive are prone
to censure him severely on the score
that because of the differences that
have ex'sted at the prison, new men
should be appointed. Senator Charles
Egan, of Hudson county, who was an
active figure in the recent legislative
session. Is opposing the move of the
governor with all his strength. He
does not want Walter M. Dear, of the
same county, where he is connected
with a newspaper, to be named again.
And there appears to be a reason.
May Kill Dear's Nomination.
If Egan officially opposes the nomi
nation of Dear, it will prevent his
appointment. Ten Democratic sena
tors favor Denr, and, if Egan objects,
the nomination will likely die, us the
Republican senators are not expected
to interfere with the nomination.
Dear assisted largely in pushing
through the Walsh commission gov
ernment act. This law was the direct
cause of the ousting of ex-Mayor
Otto Wittpenn from his berth in Jer
sey City, Egan is a confidante of
Wittpenn, and so the apparane an
tagonism at the present moment to
the return of the Hudson county man
to the board. Egan has gone further
by snying, it Is alleged, that Dear has
been an ardent "lobbyist” for the
Pennsylvania railroad interests in the
By reason of a vacancy having ex
isted when the old board was legis
lated out of office by the signing of
the measures on Monday by the gov
ernor. a new man will he appointed.
It is understood that the names to
be submitted to the New Jersey Sen
ate when It sits at a special session
today at noon for confirmation of the
appointments will be:
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Jacob Shurts, of Somerville; B.
Frank Hires, of Bridgeton; John F.
Clark, of Newark; Walter M. Dear,
of Jersey City; Harry W. Jones, of
The governor will appoint an en.
tirely new board of trustees for the
Gir's’ Home. In accordance with the
McGinnis bill. The new board will
consist of three women and two men.
The old board is composed of five men
and four women. Its dissolution is
the result of the investigation which
Charity Commissioner Byers made at
the Instance of the minority members
of the old board of trustees. The new
trustees will have full charge of the
home. They wl'.l be permitted to
make any change they think neces
sary in its executive staff and to
adopt what rules they please for the
conduct of the home.
The trustees will serve without sal
ary. Members of the Board of Prison
Inspectors, however, receive a salary
of $500 a year. There has been con
siderable campaigning by candidates
for both boards. It Is understood the
present members of the Board of
Prison Inspectors are so confident of
reappointment they have arranged for
a reorganization meeting this after
noon after the Senate session.
In the Navy.
"Everybody seems to be visiting the
flagship today.”
“Yes; the admiral has gotten Hold
of some ginger pop that has quite a
tang to it.”—Louisville Courier-Jour
nal. _
Wilson Compared to Mikado of
Comic Opera, Deny Peace
Is Object.
BERLIN, April 24.—While the
greater part of the responsible Ger
man press is maintaining reserve and
awaiting developments before ex- i
pressing opinions in regard to the
JHexican situation, a number of |
pupers which always exhibit an anti
Ajnerica< tet«leney show ill-con
cealed pleasure in their comments
on cable despatches received here
which say that the reDels and Fed
erals will make common cause
against the Americans.
These despatches, which appear to
please this anti-American section of
the press, say also that the American
operations in Mexico are at a stand
still, and that President Wilson is
completely prostrated over the shed
ding of blood and is faltering and un
decided in his policy as to the future.
These views, however, do not repre
sent the views of the sensible Ger
The most bitter attack on the vv 11
son policy Is made by the Nachrich
ten of Hamburg, which says:
“The Issue of the Americans' thorny
undertaking Is extremely uncertain.
There is no doubt that the action is
not aimed at Huerta alone, but is in
tended ultimately to secure Ameri
can paramountcy in Mexico. A11 as
surances to the contrary are mere idle
talk which deceives nobody.
“President Wilson's neglect either
to recognize Huerta or to take steps
to re-establish order can only be de
described as a complete failure of his
policy, a wanton act of cruelty to
Mexico and utter disregard for Im
portant European interests. It is only
to be hoped from the German stand
point that the United States will son
make conditions in Mexico normal,
but it is impossible to dismiss the
suspicion that this is not tjie object.
“The United States does not want
a strong, settled Mexico, which might
become a menace to its Panama ca
nal interests. We hope, however,
that fate will compel here to make a
thorough Job of the present under
The Vosslsche Zeltung says the
capture of Vera Cruz is turning out
to be a veritable Pyrhics victory. It
compares President Wilson to the
Mikado in the comic opera of that
name, who could not bear to see
blood, and says that he is already
contemplating the idea of suspending
the campaign. The paper declares
that President Huerta calculated
rightly in refusing to submit to dic
tation from Washington, while the
Americans, on the other hand, mis
calculated badly. The Zeltung con
“If the object of the Americans
was to end the revolution in Mexico
they have attained their aim quicker
and in a different way from what
they had expected."
Die Post, a rabid war organ, com
pares the American situation at Vera
Cruz and Tampico with taht of the
Italians in Tripoli in 1911, except that
It is worse. The paper is ironical la
its comments on President Wilson's
declaration that there is no war
against Mexico and that the fighting
at Vera Cruz is a punitive expedition
against President Huerta. Die Post
says it is a game between a lion and
a scorpion, where the lion is liable to
get a sting in his paw which will
spoil his desire for fighting. It con
cludes by saying:
"Above all, the Americans for once,
will have to show what they can do.
The efficiency and capability of the
American troops are regarded every
where with skepticism."
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Scout Cruiser Salem, Carrying
Powerful Wireless Apparatus,
Will Leave Tomorrow.
PHILADELPHIA, April 24.—With
the transport Morro Castle well down
the coast on her way to Mexico,
carrying 861 marines, three months’
stores, surgeons and chaplains, the
Philadelphia navy-yard turned Its
activities today toward gett'ng the
scout cruiser Salem, the submarine
G-4 and the cruiser Montgomery
ready for sea.
The Salem will leave tomorrow
afternoon or Sunday morning to Join
the kpeclal service squadron to be
commanded by Rear Admiral Wln
sliw. The submarine will probably
sail this afternoon for Newport, R. I.,
to take on torpedoes, and then will
sail for New York.
The Montgomery has been assigned
to take the Maryland naval militia on
their annual practise cruise, and will
head for Baltimore. The Marylanders
have been bringing pressure to bear
on the navy department to allow
them to take their practise cruise in
the Gulf of Mexico, somewhere near
Vera Cruz, but so far have not re
ceived permission.
The scout cruiser Salem will carry
a powerful wireless apparatus. Her
former outfit was replaced with the
new one yesterday. The Salem will
enable Admiral Badger to keep in
direct communication with the United
States, poslbly even with Washing
The repair and supply ship Panther
will probably go to Mexico with Ad
miral Winslow's squadron. The Pan
ther has been fitted out with modern
machinery, and, If ordered south, will
carry thousands of different extra
parts for warships and machine guns.
LOSES $35,000
Represented Durand & Co.,
Manufacturing Jewelers, of
This City.
Durand & Co., of 49 Franklin street,
this city, manufacturing Jewelers, to
day received a telegram Inform ng
them William J. Anton, their head
salesman for the Western territory,
was robbed yesterday of jewels worth
$35,000, when calling on a customer in
Anton lives at 757 South Tenth
street, this city. He left the Audi
torium Hotel Annex, in Chicago, to
call on a State streq| jeweler. A
porter, furnished by the hotel, accom
panied him to carry his sample cases.
^V'hen Anton reached his customer’s
place of business he went Inside the
store, leaving the porter to watch the
sample cases on the sidewalk. Anton
carried some samples Into the store
in a small bag. After making his
sale, Anton came out of the store, to
find the porter had disappeared.
The salesman reported the theft to
the Chicago police and also wired a
>eport of his loss to his firm in this
At the Durand factory here today
it was said the stolen jewelry was
fully covered by insurance. Officers
of the company also expressed the
hope of recovering the jewelry either
through the police or detectives of
the Jewelers’ Association, of which
the local lirm is a member.
Anton, who is thirty years old, has
been in the employ of the Durand
Company for thirteen years. * During
the greater part of that time he has
been a salesman. Five years ago the **
company made him head salesman for
Its Western territory.
Officials of the company today said
Anton was an efficient salesman and
one of their most valued employes.
On all of Anton’s trips, It was said,
many precautions were taken to
guard his valuable samples. These
he usually carries In two large trunks,
wh'ch contained smaller trunks, cases
and satchels In which the samples
were carried when Anton visited cus
In every city he visited Anton was
met at the station by a detective who
helped him place his sample cases In
a taxicab and remained with htm un
til the samples were installed in the
hotel safe. On making calls on pros
pective customers Anton, it was said,
usually left the carrying of the sam
ples to a hotel porter, as he did yes
terday. He had never suffered a loss
before, it was said.
Durand & Co. said that the jewelry
stolen from Anton was only a small
part of the goods carried by him.
The rest of his samples, it was said,
he reported secure in the safe of the
Auditorium Hotel.
For the last thirteen years Anton,
who is unmarried, has lived in the
home of Mrs. B. L. Kellerman, 757
South Tenth street, when in this clt/.
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