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FIN A NCI AL EDITION
VOL. I-NO. Ml
PRICE ONE CENT
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, MAIIOH 9, 1915.
Constant, 1015, it ins Pdslio Lxmw Commht.
ON TRANSIT HAS
SUPPORT OF 1000
Call Is Issued for All
Citizens to Vote for
$6,000,000 Loan April
- Obstructionists, Who Expected
' Veto, Outwitted by Signing
0f Ordinance, Silent and
Dismayed by Turning of the
Organization Dares Not Put. Forth
& runner uavudm . w-.,,
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jjeciarca, mm rtkuui ni .w
Great High-speed System Is Now
Unanimous Indorsement of tho bril
liant strategy displayed by Mayor Blank
snburg yesterday In signing tho transit
ordinance was given today
by tho Executlvo Commltteo
of tho Citizens' Committee
of One Thousand. Tho com
mittee, -which met In tho
nnurflo this morning, oIbo
sounded a call to all citizens to voto for
the $6,000,000 loan at the special election
The best efforts of the committee to
work for the passage of the pending
amendment to tho Stato Constitution,
which will Increase tho city's borrowing'
capacity from 7 to 10 per cent, for tran
ilt and port development, were pledged
In a formal statement Issued after tho
It jva3 announced that tho commlttoo
would contlnuo In tho transit fight as an
active organization, prepared to offer
united opposition to any now move that
Councils might make to thwnrt tho wish
of the people and to carry out their pro
gram of delay which was so utterly up
let by tho Mayor's unexpected approval
of the "fake" ordinance.
"While deploring the glnrlng defects or
the ordinance ns reported by tho Finance
Committee, tho statement polned out that
a beginning could be made now and tho
defects could bo remedied by future lqgls
Utlon. COMMITTEE'S STATEMENT.
' The statement Issued by the Executive
. ."JVe ore unanimous In our hearty ap
jiroTai of' tho notion 'of his- Honor the
Jlayor In approving the ordinance which
will enable a start to be made In estab
lishing rapid transit facilities In Phila
delphia. "We deeply regret that the start cannot
bomado under the terms of the ordlnanco
In' a' manner which will conform to tho
best engineering and business practce.
"We believe that when a start Is made
upon the Broad, street subway nnd,
Frankford elevated lines therpubllc will
be convinced of the Insufficiency of the
routes which have been designated by
councils, and that tho people will require
future Increases in tho city's Indebted
ness to be authorized In a way which will
correct tho glaring defects nnd provide
for a complete syBtem embodying sub
stantially the recommendntlons of the
Department of City Transit, as the same
"will" be necessary to give proper service
to the city as a whole.
"Had the Mayor vetoed the ordlnanco
It Is possible no further action would
have been taken, nnd thus It Is possible
Concluded on Page Two
Hothing could have been worse than
J? that storm that would have been a bliz
zard, If it hadn't been so warm. Nothing
It could be nicer than the weather today.
And there you are. That's March, for
f you. And that's Just the trouble with It-
nelther flsh, flesh nor, fowl. One day
E wind' as obstinate as a mule; next day
P the. weather has ua swimming around 'like
FT JIi.aI.. '.. .a ai a & I...
vuvna, aim men me ay unerwau gen
eral cllmalio conditions with the dispo
sition of a gefulta fish, About the only
things we get out of It are a bad tem
per and a spring -cold. Ours arrived thtB
sprit- Ids herel
For Philadelphia and vimnifu
iContinued fair. Not' much rhniinn in
For details, see page S.
Observations at Philadelphia
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On the Pacific Coast
Almanac of the Day
825 K!. ;.--- 5!5?Am.
Kjfjo rtaca tomorrow
'o?a rt tomctrow ,.
Lamps to Be Lighted
. Autm and other vehicles Sits p, m.
feaitt" 7- 3JJp.m.
-yurtamorrow .::x:;::i:: S;SS
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mtmre tftnevf pllAHF.
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S?r tor tomorrow
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WHEAT PRICES SOAR AGAIN;
MAY OPTIONS REACH $1.54 1-4
July Goes to $1.21 in Rally Follow
ing Selling Movement.
CIJICAGO, March 9. Wheat prices
soared ngnln today In the local pit. Open
ing prices were $1.62 per bushel for May
and $1.21 for July wheat. These repre
sented advances since yesterday's close of
25i and 1H.
Within 15 minutes after tho opening,
prices had risen to $1.63 nnd $1,214. Those
wero 8H and 4W conts higher, respectively,
than wore opening prices yesterday.
A sudden selling movement forced prices
down to $1.61 nnd $1.13i by noon, but
there was an unexpected rnlly an hour
lator, when prices Jumped to $1.64U and
TRADE COMMISSION SEEKS
TO ENCOURAGE BUSINESS
Chnirman Davies, After Talk With
President, Gives Cheering Pledge.
WASHINGTON, March 9.-Plans for tho
organization and work of tho now Fed
eral Trado Commission wero discussed to
day nt a conference between Joseph E.
Davies, tho chairman, nnd President Wil
son. It was itgreed that tho commission
would not attempt nny sonsatlonal at
tacks on business methods, but would con
fine Its work nt tho outset to smoothing
out complications In tho business world
land In establishing cordial relations with
"Tho commission desires to aid and cn
courago business, not to Interfere with it, '
explained Chnirman Davies. "And wo
hope to be a real benefit to all business
mon overywhero In the United States."
OPPOSED TO WAR, CONCERN
WON'T MAKE MUNITIONS
Company Turns Down Heavy Orders
SHARON, Pn., March 9. John Steven
son, Jr., president of tho Drlggs-Seabury
Ordnance Corporation, of this city, said
that the concern has turned down orders
for millions of dollars' worth of war
munitions during tho last two months.
"Agents of tho Russian, French and
British Governments have for months
past been trying to get the Drlggs-Sea-bury
Corporation to manufacture shells
fpr them," said Mr. Stevenson, "but Just
as persistently as they come tho orders
are rejected. Our corporation will take
no part In this bloody business. I am
opposed to war on principle. Although
this company was established for the
purposo of manufacturing a rapid-fire
gun, which wo turned out In large
quantities for years, our policy has
SUFFRAGE IN SENATE
Upper Body Expected to Pass on
Measure This Week.
HARRISBURG, March 9. Woman suf
frage will bo passed by the Senate this
week, and will then bo submitted to the
voters of Pennsylvania next November.
Tho amendment to the State Constitution
Is on second reading In tho Senate today.
It has already been passed by the House,
and was passed on first reading In the
upper branch last night.
The Senate will be In session tomorrow,
and little opposition Is expected to de
velop against the measure. The suffrage
forces claim a substantial majority In the
THAW LEGALLY INSANE,
BUT GUILTY OF CRIME
So Prosecutor for Stato Main
tains in Opening Address to
NEW YORK, March 9. The State be
gan at noon today the presentation of
testimony against Harry K, Thaw and
Ave co-defendants In conspiring to effect
Thaw's escape from Matteawan Asylum.
Deputy Attorney General Franklin Ken
nedy said In addressing the Jury that
Thaw was "legally Insane," but crimin
ally responsible for his part In the con-
"jp'mnd surprise was sprung Just before
tlnfflret witness was called when Thaw's
counsel formally moved dismissal of tho
Indictments against all defendants. The
motion was dismissed. Technical de
fects wero alleged. It was charged that
the Indictments failed to charge facts
that constitute a crime, that facts slew
ing a conspiracy were not set out and
they did not allege that Thaw knew the
"Quality of his acts."
Thaw's sensational flight from Mattea
wan was described at great length by
the prosecutor. He said the State would
contend that the question or.Thaw'a san
ity -could not bo raised in the present
caseond that the last finding, In a
habeajjicorpus suit one year before his
escapeTttBU he was insane, was binding.
Both sides disclaimed knowledge of a
report that Evelyn Neiblt Thaw would
testify for her husband. ,
Thaw followed the prosecutor closejy.
Kennedy said Thaw had only two ways
to establish his sanlty-by habeas corpus
or by voluntary dUcbargeby the asylum
superintendent, Indicating h Jiatf recov
ered bis mental jolse. From bl commit
ment until his eoPO ftny ." ot "?:
rou3 superintendents could have release
nlra if he believed ho had recover As
the wore oaly t msthods fog Mm to.
0Miilf4 4$ -J?ist. Two
While a largo pnrt of Pennsylvania and neighboring States was under the blanket of snow that began last
Saturday, Atlantic City escaped tho downfall, as usual. This scene was typical of the appearance of tho
Boardwalk last Sunday, as there has been no snow there sinco February 3. In tho Evening Ledger yes
terday, through inadvertence, a picture was printed showing the Boardwalk under a cover of white. Thi3
picture was actually taken at tho time of tho last snowfall at tho shore and the cut was inserted in this
newspaper yesterday through an awkward error.
GREEK KING ADJOURNS
CHAMBER TO HALT WAR
SPIRIT IN PARLIAMENT
Deputy Gounaris, Accept
ing Premier's Post, De
clares Neutrality Policy
Despite Popular Clamor.
Troops Patrol Athens.
ATHENS, March 9.
The Grtek-Chamber of-Deputles was to
ddy prorogued for one month by com
mand of King Constantlne. This action
presumably was taken to prevent the
chamber from overturning the now Cabi
net now being formed ns a peace minis
try and plunging Grceco Into the war.
M. Gounaris, the now Premier desig
nated by the King, was engaged In a se
ries of conferences at tho palace today.
Ho nsoerted that ho hoped to completo
tho new Cabinet before night to replaco
the Vcnlzelos Ministry, which resigned
when tho King refused to i leld to the do
maml for war.
"If the Chamber of Deputies fnlls to
follow tho policy of friendly neutrality
toward Scrvla nnd the Powers of tho
Trlplo Entente If will be dissolved nt
once," raid the new Premier.
There was a strong element that fears
disaster for Grceco now that the ship
of state has lost the master guiding hand
of M. Vcnlzelos, who steered, Greece
through two successful wars and In
creased the nation's territory to a very
Important extent. -
Because of the high state of public
feeling many troops were kept patrolling
the streets today. Hostile demonstra
tions before the Turkish nnd German
legations were quickly suppressed. The
Greek flag was prominently dlsplnycfl on
many buildings and was wildly cheered.
This feeling has been Intensified by re
ports of a posslblo massacre of Greeks
and other Christians by Turks If Greece
makes any warlike move against the
Oreece Is prepared to enter the hostili
ties upon a moment's notice, prepara
tions having heen made by both the
army and navy. In spite of these war
like preparations, however. King Con
stantino Is determined to exert all the
Influence nnd authority at his command
to keep Greece neutral.
BEriUN. March 9. It Is announced In
diplomatic quarters that a decided relax
ation of tension In the Austro-Itnllan b
uatlon Is noticeable. This is attributable
probably to tho Initiation of direct ne
gotiations between the two countries In
response to the Austrian overture.
How far the negotiations have pro
gressed and whether tangible results
have been obtained has not been learned,
but It Is believed Improbable In diplo
matic circles that any decisive result has
RUSSIANS DEFEAT TURKISH
FORCES IX NORTH PERSIA
Bombardment of Zunduldak by Small
Warship Also Reported.
PETROGRAD, March 9,
Fighting between Russians and Turks
Is again In progress In northern Persia
wth the Russlnns victorious, according
to an. official report from Held head
quarters at Tiflls. The report, together
with an official statement upon imval
operations against the Turks, follows!
"The Russians on Wednesday drove the
Turkish trcops concentrated at Khol
southwards, inflicting heavy losses. After
the Turkish defeat at Tabrl the Rus
sians successfully re-attacked pn Friday
and Saturday. (Khol Is In the Persian
province of AxerbalJan, 65 miles north
west of TabrlJ.)
The bombardment of Zunduldak
caused numerous tires in the town where
a great explosion was observed during
the cannonade. A six-Inch shell hit the
small armed Russian ship Almaz, causing
a fire which was quickly put out. A leak
at the water llnj was quickly repaired
and the engines were found Intact. Three
men were wounded."
Infant Abandoned in Street
The body of a newly born female Infant
was found on Pine street near Broad,
opposite the De I.ancey School, early to
day by a Negress, and taken to the 15th
arid locust streets station. The police be
lieve the Infant was strangled. The body
was wrapped In a doth and a shawl had
been left In the middle of the sidewalk
Elizabeth Armsleud, 17U Hwjnaan street,
the woman who discovered 4b bundle
was, afraid to pick; TLun. Bsrmrd Whtt
ney." .youth, twousofbjs tody t the
SHORE BOARDWALK ON A MARCH DAY
QUIT WOBBLING AND
ENLIST IN CHRIST'S
ARMY, SAYS SUNDAY
Now's the Time to Join;
Don't Wait Until Later,
Cries Evangelist, as He
Wrestles With Devil and
Knocks Him to the Mat.
"You will be p. Christian after you get
jv lltllo Btronger In, the lepfs: They're JiiSt
a. miio woooiy now. lou Denevo in mo
Btblo and In Jesus Christ as the Son of
God, I take It,- but you aro Just wnltlng
for strength to come forth and take a
public stand ns a soldier ot Christ's
army. Tho one thing you need Is to pray
for God to give you two good strong legs
and then you will come out and stand
among God's people, so strong that noth
ing wilt take you from the path of right."
Thus did "Billy" Sunday open his ser
mon this afternoon on "Conversion" be
fore thousands of persona who filled the
big tabernacle. It was a salvation ser
mon. Intended for the persons who are
wavering In taking their stand for Jesus
Christ In tho presence of tho multitude.
DO IT NOW.
Those who are continually putting off
their intentions to do the right were chal
lenged to provo their manhood and
womanhood by coming out squarely for
Jesus Christ nt once.
'Some of you sny, 'I'll Join the church
after the campaign Is ended. I'll bo
guided by reason nnd not by sentiment."
tho evangelist said, "You can't reason
yourself Into Christianity nny more than
ynu can reason hair on a bald head. I
have tried It and I know."
"You'll never bo a Christian until you
do whnt God tells ou to do," he con
tinued. "When 1 want medical advice I
Co to the best physicians nnd tho best
medical books to obtnln It. When I want
legnl Information I go to the best law
rs nnd tho best Inw books. For Chris
tianity we must also go to the best au
thority and tho nest book,
Concluded an Tare Four
RANK OFFICIAL ENDS
LIFE WITH REVOLVER
Walter L. McJunkin Commits Suicide.
CLEARFIULD. Pa., March 9.-"Waltcr
L. McJunkin, 65 years old, asslstnnt
cnshler nt the Clearfield National Bank,
shot nnd killed himself In his room nt the
Diamond Hotel here today.
Following the announcement of his
death, officials at the bnnk where he was
employed said.' that McJunkln's accounts
were in perfect condition, and that no
trouble connected with his affairs could
have had any bearing on his net.
For some time McJunkin has been de
spondent because of 111 health. Accord
lng to his friends, he has been subject to
attacks of melancholia,
Auto Stolen by Slick Thief
The Packard Automobile Company,
nroad and Vino streets. Is the latest
Philadelphia automobllo flrn to be vic
timized by tho old telephone trick. A big
demonstrating car has been missing from
thq stock since Sunday night, when a
Slick crook "called up" George Thomas,
the nlBht service man. The man on the
wire said he was Manager Culver, of tho
demonstrating department, and qrdered a
car to be sent Immediately to Broad Street
Station.. Thomas took the car to the stn.
tlon and, as directed, went to tho train
floor to look for Mr. Culver, When he
returned to the street the auto was gone.
Tho police made the announcement last
night. Two car belonging to William S.
Sachs, 1736 North Franklin street, stolen
from In front of the Metropolitan Opera
House last Saturday, have been recov
ered. Suspect Prisoners Wanted for Murder
Three Italians, arrested at 63th and
Vine streets last night, are believed by
the police, to be part of a gang wanted
In Pittsburgh .for murder. The men ar
rested are Lujjffl Pe Conta, Mettalo De
Senso and NTckpla Gaoli. all of Pitts
burgh. They were placed under arrest by
Policemen Rowland -and Middleton, of
the SUt and Thompson street, station,
when acting In, a suspicious manner At
a hearing before Magistrate Ble. at the
police station this learning, they ware
held for a ftuthsr heariez tomorrow.
ALLIES BATTER FORTS
AT SMYRNA; CARDEN'S
Fall of Asia Minor City
Impending as Peirse's
Squadron Moves Into
Harbor and Shells Bat
teries on Hills.
- . . XONDON. March's.
. ' . . . . - ... . - -tri
r smyrnajs aDout o ran Deiore Jtear Aa
mlraf Peirse's float, according to dis
patches from Athens today. Only three
Turkish land batteries are now replying
tf the fire of the British squadron, which
has moved Into the harbor and Is now
shelling the enemy's guns on tho hills In
the Turkish quarter of the city.
Mearfwhllo a steady rain of fire a sholl
nenrly "e,very minute Is pouring In upon
the Dardanelles forts.
Reinforcements havo arrived In Turkish
waters for Vice Admiral Carden's fleet,
the predreadnoughts Irresistible and Ma
jestic having Joined the attacking forces.
Tho Irieslstible Is a 15,000-ton ship mount
ing 12-Inch guns, and the Majestic, which
Is a 14,900-ton man-of-war, also mounts
guns of ll-lncli calibre. Although official
Information states that the strong Dar
danelles fotts of Rumill Medjidleh Tabla,
Hamldleh I and the 'Mount Dardanus but
tery had been silenced, it also Is Indicated
that the fleet hnd not been able to pene
trato the waterway for 16 miles, as had
been unofficially reported from Athens
Tho Admiralty again emphasized today
that tho Dardanelles fighting has Just
Ofllclnl word that 'the Russian fleet has
raided several Black Sea towns cast of
tho Bosporus confirmed tho belief In
Admiralty circles that the Czar's Black
Sea fleet Is not contemplating an nttempt
to forco the Bosporus and attack Con
stantinople from the east.
The Bmnll Russian cruiser Askold, with
the Dardanelles fleet, Is bearing her brunt
of tho fighting, according to Athens dis
patches. She has been engaged Inside the
strult and Is ono of the worships reported
to have suffered slight damago from tho
British occupation of Smyrna Is ex
pected to be tho first decisive victory In
the naval war against the Sultan. With
the Smyrna forts leveled, marines will be
landed under protection of the warships'
guns to seize the city. Little opposition Is
expected from the Turkish garrison.
CON8TANTINOPLIJ. March .
The Turkish War Office anonunced to
day that the allied fleet uas h,.ii.i I iaJ
to retire nfter unsuccessfully bomhnrding
tho Dardanelles forts yesterday afternoon,
A French armored ship and a British bat
tleship were dnmaged.
Reports from Smyrna today said that
an enemy mine sweeper was sunk by the
Turkish fort guns and ono of the enemy's
COURT REBUKES APPLICANTS
Judge Staake Resents Alleged Con
Judge Staake, sitting with Judge Pat
terson In the License Court, severely re
buked Harry Potter, Jr., of the Potter
Oilcloth Works, and Mortimer O'Hare, a
former applicant for a license, for Inac
curacies In statements tending to confuse
the Judgment of tho court.
The court met In special session today
to settle the controversy which began last
week when William Potter, head of tho
oilcloth firm, denied the statement that
ho had approved the application for a ll
cense at the corner of Sd street and Erie
O'Hare gave Harry Potter, Jr.. as his
authority for the statement Potter Is
general superintendent of the plant. The
court finally dismissed the case with the
rebuke and adjourned until Friday morn
ing. GOEBEN'S GUNS IN STKAIT
PETROGRAD. March ?. News lias
reaehed Odessa that Turkey, abandoning
the hope of restoring the fighting efll
ciency of tho former German cruiser
Qoeben. has removed her 11-Inch guns
and mounted them In specially prepared
tmplacements at the narrows of the Dar
danelles, near Fort Nagara.
MONTEREY REPORTED FALLEN
WASHINGTON, March 9The fall of
Monterey. Mex. before the troops of Gen
eral PaWo Gonzales, was reported to tha
Constitutionalist agency bere today by
Cstiwal Wcint at Nuevo Laredo
TWO U. S. BATTLESHIPS ARE
ORDERED ON TO VERA CRUZ
AS A WARNINGTO CARRANZA
Admiral Fletcher Instructed by Secre
tary of Navy Daniels to Dispatch
Two Units of His Fleet From Cuban
Waters to First Chief's Capital.
Warships Leave at Once on Errand.
Battleship Georgia and Battle Cruiser Washington
Assigned Action Outcome of Last Night's Conference
Between President and Head of Navy U. S. Note on
Mexico City Crisis Delivered Wilson Tells Callers He
Still Is Set Against Intervention.
WASHINGTON, March 9.-Secrctary of
tho Navy Daniels today ordered Admiral
Fletcher to rend two moro battleships
from Gunntnnnmo to Vera Crux.
Admiral Cnperton, In chnrgo of tho crui
ser division of tho Atlantic fleet, was Im
mediately dlspntched to Vera Cruz, in
command of the battleship Georgia and
tho battlo cruiser Washington. Admir
als Mayo, Boush, McLean nnd CofTman,
In chargo of tho four divisions of battle
ships, were detained at Guantanamo.
Secretary of Stato Bryan's announce
ment today that tho Unite dStatcs note
to General Cnrranza hnd been delivered
and that nn unswer was expected within
threo days, was construed here to mean
that the first chief had been given this
length of time to reply.
Th6 Mexican nffalrs was before tho
Cabinet meeting today, and the latest re
ports of the State Department were read
It was agreed tnht the steps already
tnken by the department for the protec
tion of foreigners wero adequate, and
pendln ga reply from General Cnrranza
to tho note of Secretary Bryan no definite
conclusions as to future policy were
It was understood, though not so stated
by tho Navy Department, that the latest
order was the result of last night's con
ference botween the President nnd Sec
rotary of tho Navy at which tho Mexi
can situation was fully canvassed.
The purposo of tho Department's action
was said, unofficially, to bo that of over
awing General Carranza and for Its moral
effect In Inducing his compliance with the
Government's latest communication to
him, relative to Mexico City conditions.
Should danger to foreigners develop,
however. It was understood' full authority
was given to Admiral Fletcher to have
any steps taken necessary to their pro
The official impression plainly wns that
Carranza was certain to yield to this last
warning, ns It was believed to bo, that
he must comply with the American de
mands. Not much attempt wob mndo to
hide the view that today's step was the
most energetic tho Administration has
taken in connection with tho Mcxlcon sit
uation since last summer's crisis.
It was stated nt the Navy Department
that tho additions will give the United
States threo big warships nt Vera Cruz,
Including tho Delaware, already there;
two crulsors, the Tacoma nnd tho Des
Moines, and two gunboats, tho Petrel and
The expectation was that the two latest
worships will reach Vera Cruz not lator
U. S. NOTE DELIVERED.
Secretary of State Bryan said today ha
had received word that the Administra
tion's latest note to General Carranza had
been delivered. He said he expected a
reply from either Carranza or American
Consul Silllman within three dnya. He
added that ho believed Mexico City soon
would bo evacuated, and whllo he did not
know whether or not a garrison would
bo left there, ho was confident there
were many Mexicans in tho capital capa
ble of handling tho situation.
The Carranza capital h Vera. Cruz, and
tho presence oft that harbor of American
dreadnoughts is expected to demonstrate
to him thnt ho has n duty and responsi
bility which cannot bo shirked.
Officials today confidently expressed
their belief that Carranza would not prove
defiant. They said they had reason to
bellevo that his advisers had told him
EGG HARBOR IN FEAR
OF ANARCHIST BOMB
Missile Filled With Nails and
Other Things Shows Explo
Mystery so deep that It la almost Im
penetrable Is rampant In Egg Harbor,
It was started by the.findlng of a three-
llnder bomb In an abandoned house by
'illlam Scnn, a plumber. Senn was sent
the house to repair tho pipes and
accidentally discovered a secret closet In
e cellar. The bomb was reposing In
nnrenilv In the corner. Inside tho steel
c Under was a quantity of dynamite, It
Is said, and this was mixed with nails
and small bolts.
There was a clockllko arrangement by
which either one or all of the cylinders
could be exploded to suit the whim of
Senn wrapped the bomb In an pld coat
and unaware of the danger, kept It In
his tool cheBt for two daj-B.
Finally, he realized that It might be
dangerous, und he placed It In a bucket
of gasoline and set It off. The bomb
blew a hole about eight feet deep In tho
ground and reduced a long wooden fence
Regardless of this damage, the police
say two other cylinders of the bomb re
mained Intact. Snn then placed the
b'mb under u pile of wood, it Is said, and
the lumber hade a bee line for Mars.
Some of It fell half a mile away.
The bomb still has another oyllndar and
this will probably be set oft under tho
auspices of Chief ot Police StleMe and a
number of sleuths.
Incidentally the chief is making a rigid
Investigation. He learned that the Ital
lon who formerly occupied the house
where the machine was found was an
Inventor Borne persons say that he has
patented a shoelace wbluh la perpetual,
but Qth.ru doclare tbat the ahoai&ce
.......... m.av Ka n niu. And lhev noiat
out that shoelace closely rMW
the United States was not sincere In Its
demands that all foreigners be protected,
and that this largely accounted for the
defiance of Obregon at Mexico City.
PRESIDENT AGAINST FORCE.
In discussing the Mexican situation
with callers today". President "VVHsor
made It very plain that he has not con
sidered armed Intervention. Neither has
he been asked to sanction nn International
expedition to go to Mexico City and
preserve order there. The United States,
tho President explained, has no intention
of doing anything moro In Mexico than
demanding that the rights of all foreign
ers be safeguarded. Tho representations
mnde to Carranza, he said, represent jthe
views of the United States on what ap
pears to be a grave danger to foreigners.
Theso views aro based on Information re
ceived from tho Brazilian Minister, who
represents the United States, nnd others
In the Mexican capital.
In this connection, however, .the ex
ecutive pointed out that there aro cer
tain persons In Mexico City, and In tho
United States, who are npparently doter-
jnlned to force Amerlcnn intervention even
though they have to furnish the reason
themselves for such Intervention. Because
of this fact tho President made It plain
much of the news coming from Mexico
City must be discounted.
EXPLAINS LATEST STEP.
The President Bald that the battleships
being sent to Vera Cruz tyere eventually
Intended to replace warships that are al
ready there. For the present, howover.
all of the warships will be held where
they can be utilized If needed.
It was explained that the United States
simply lino told Carranza how serious tha
situation rcnlly Is as viewed In this coun
try and has demanded that he take all the
necessary steps to safeguard foreigners.
This action followed unofllclal suggestions
from certain foreign Powers. None of tho
various nations, the President said, has
mnde any official representations to the
United States. Thoy have quietly conveyed
their fears for the safety of their citizens
to tho Stato Department and It Is In
answer to their suggestion that tho note,
which the President disclaimed to bo an
ultimatum, was sent to Carranza.
RIDICULES ALLIED FORCE.
Stories that cither the European or the
Pnn-Amerlcan nations had suggested a
combined expedition to restore order In
Mexico were ridiculed by the President.
No such suggestion has ever reached him,
No specific report of outrages against
foreigners has been reported to him. tho
President told his callers. It Is not what
has happened that Ib feared but what
might happen If all of the troops of Car
ranza were withdrawn from the capital,
leaving the foreigners there exposed to
The report that a new revolution was
being planned in Mexico by Felix Diss
hnd reached the President, but he ex
plained Hint he did not take It seriously.
So far as tho various famine rumors are
concerned, he said, tho food scarcity
seemed to be confined to a strip of 75
Concluded en Tag. Tw
ON AT TAMPA CAMP
Mackmen Tired After Long
Trip Bresnahan's Men Ap
pear in Excellent Shape. ''
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TAMPA, Fla., March 9 Most of tha
Athletics retired to their respective bou
doirs and took a rest this morning. The
hard tiip labt night gave the players a
tired feeling and a tired look, so Captain
Davis advised a tow houre' sleep, Later
In thu forenoon the men went across the
street from their hotel to the ballyard,
where Roger Bresnahan put hla Wen.
through a brisk drill. The Cuhs look to
be In fine shape, and the feeling Is opti
mistic In their camp- The gania was
scheduled for 2:30 o'clock.
Charles Webb Murphy had chats wltli
Herry Davis and Lajole this morning at
the hotel. He Is sticking right with the
Cubs, although, ot course, bb the National
Commission admits, he has nothing more
to do with baseball.
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