Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on May 12, 1914 · 1
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HEBE AUSTIN STATESMAN, ESTABLISHED 1871 VOL 43, NO. 135 AUSTIN, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1914 TEN PAGES SECOND OLDEST PAPER IN TEXAS BRYA,. DEMANDS THAT MEXICANS FREE S1LL1SVIAN Musician's Daughter Is to Wed Son of Great Financier PAID ILL FOR PUBLICITY AND LEGAL TALENT LABOR LEADERS ARE PURGED Or British Admiral Active in Helping Americans Out of Mexico WHO: FEU AT VERA CRUZ NATION HONORS MM. COURT CONTEMPT Imprisonment of the American Vice-Consul at Saltillo Arouses Secretary. PEACE NEGOTIATIONS HALT Mediators Now Are Devoting Their Attention, to Straightening Out Some Serious Phases of the Crisis. AMERICANS HAVE ISLAND. t, ., T WASHINGTON, May 11. First official news of the land- ing of American sailors on Lobos Island reached the Navy Department late tonight in a ca- blegram from Hear Admiral Mayo stating that the Mexican keepers deserted the great light- m. h IdnnH mid that the destroyer tender Dixie was "maintaining it for the benefit of navigation." ' '?' , tyjJtJM.Wk WASHINGTON, May lk While peace negotiations marked time Rending formal sittings of the South American mediators to begin Monday on Canadian soil, the mediators and officials of ihe 'State Department here today were occupied with several serious phases of the Mexican situation demanding immediate attention. Secretary Bryan called at the Argentine legation late in the day and spent two hours in conference with the South American envoys discussing the continued detention of John R. Silli-man, American vice consul at Saltillo by Mexican Federals, the Lobos Island Incident and the case of the five South Americans under arrest at Vera Cruz for filing upon I'nlted States sailors titid marines. Silliman Must Bs Released. Mr. Bryan insisted that the release of Silliman must he brought about at When asked about the matter biter he would not say what would happen K the vice consul were kept in prison, but he was gravely emphatic in announcing the Government's determination to have him freed. While the official representatives or General Huerta were preparing to take leave of their revolution -torn country ut Vera Cruz, while an American general with armed forces of the United states waited at one of the gateways lr Mexico City, the United States Government officially announced its representative in mediation negotiations before the South American triumvirate at Niagara Falls, Ontario, next Monday. . Justice Joseph Rucker Iamar of the United States Supreme Court and Fred-eHck W. Iebmann. former solicitor general, were chosen by President Wilson as the American representatives. 1-rom Huerta are hastening forward Augustln Rodriguez, Kmllio Rabasa and Luis Klgnero. General Carrnnza and the Mexican rebels who seek Huerta's overthrow w ill not be represented in the conference, according to latest advices. They will continue to make war in Huerta territory, while the truce in the international disputation proceeds. Disturbing Elements. Disturbing elements continued to arouse interest throughout the day. General Funston at Vera Cruz was appealed to by the Brazilians, who had been arrested and are awaiting trial for "sniping" American soldiers from the refuge of a tramp steamer in Vera uz harbor. An appeal was made to Secretary Bryan by the mediating envoys on behalf of General Huerta because of reports that American forces had seized a Mexican lighthouse on Lobos Island, off Tampico, an act which Huerta's agents maintained was argressive and In violation of the armistice. This Government maintained that Huerta had violated the armistice In ordering lighthouse closed on the Pacific roast to the peril of shipping. Authorities hero were provoked at belated reports that American Vice Consul Silliman was Imprisoned by Huerta's soldieTS at Saltillo. From Tampico, where Mexican Federals and Constitutionalists have been preparing for a sanguinary struggle, came rumblings of battle, while reports that Huerta's strength was waning In Mexico C'!ty and that the bandit leader, Enpata, was about to attack the Capital from the south, served to arouse diplomatic agents of foreign Nations lest their people in Mexico City might be In immediate danger of persecution cr death. Bryan Sees Mediators. Late in the day Secretary Bryan hastened to the Argentine legation, where he consulted for half an hour with the mediators. None would discuss the conference, but it was learned that disturbing reports from Mexico City, together with disputed points that had arisen over the unnistice had been discussed. State Department officials were indignant when it became known that Vice Consul Silliman and his clerk. Joseph A. Machani. na well as several oilier Americans, hnd been prisoners of the Federal commander at Saltillo and that the consul still is held, despite urgent representations for his release rrade by the Brazilian minister In Mexico City. I,ate dispatches were accepted as indicating that the Mexican war minister's assurance to the French charge last week that neither Consul Silliman. no member of the embassy staff and no Americans In Saltillo "had been in danger" was Intended only to deceive State Department officials as to the real state of effalrs at Saltillo. Consul's Safe Rifled. Today Consul Canada reported the (Continued on Page Six.) MISS LOUISE CONVERSE.. BOSTON, Mass., May 11. Formal announcement will soon be made of the engagement of Miss Louis Converse, daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Mrs. Frederick S. Converse of this city, to Junius Morgan, son of J. Pier-pont Morgan, the New York financier. Young Morgan is now a student at Harvard and he disclosed the secret at a recent dinner party Cambridge. Miss Converse's father Is conductor of the Boston Opera Company. LEos cTiiiz DIESJMJALLOM MEXICAN YOUTH MEETS DEATH WITH APPARENT UNCONCERN. MADE LONG FIGHT FOR LIFE Every Legal Recourse Resorted to to Prevent Execution of Self -Confessed Slayer of Miss Emma Brown. PECOS, Tex., May 11. Leon Cardenas Martinez, a Mexican youth, was hanged here at noon today for the murder of Miss Emma Brown, a school teacher, three years ago. '! he Mexican Government had the case carried to the United States Supreme Court in a vain effort to gave Martinez. Martinez went to the scaffold without a tremor. Asked by the sheriff if he had anything to say, he replied: "I don't care to say anything unless someone desires to question me." No one asked him a question. The hanging had been carefully planned and there was no hitch. The fall broke his neck and he was pronounced dead in fourteen minutes. Martinez refused to sec or converse with a priest or minister during his Inst hour, but said that he was prepared to go. As he was led from bis cell, Martinez gave what loose change he had to Fernando Subia, occupying an adjoining cell, who is sentenced to hang May 29 for the murder of city Marshal Morehead, Feb. 8 of this year. Martinez' Crime. The crime for which Leon Cardenas Martinez today paid the penalty was the murder of Miss Emma Brown at Saragosa, In Reeves County, on July 2, 1911. Miss Brown lived with her sister several miles from Saragosa, and was in Saragosa on the day of the killing, having gone there to meet her sister, who was away and who was expected to return on that day. Her sister did not return that day, and Mis8 Brown left town in a buggy alone tate In the afternoon, for her home, and was never seen alive again by anyone except her murderer. Her body was found the next morning, as was atsc the horse and buggy. She had been shot and stabbed in the back and had been stabbed four or five times in the brenst. Martinez was arrested In the afternoon of Sunday, the day the body was (Continued on Page Two.) CONSUL SILLIMAN STILL HELD Diplomat Have Been Unable to Secure Release of Official. WASHINGTON, May 1 1. American Consul Silliman still is imprisoned at Saltillo, according to a dispatch from the Brazilian minister at Mexico City, who reported to ihe State Department that he has made the strongest representations possible for tile release of the Americans. Mr. SiHiman's clerk. Mr. Marchani, has been set at liberty and left for Vera Cruz yesterday. This lateHt report from the Brazilian minister Is in direct contradiction of statements made to him by the Mexican war minister, who gave solemn assurance that Consul Silliman, nor ary member of the American consulate or other Americans in Saltilio had been imprisoned or molested in any way- On the contrary, the minister told Senor Cordoba that he had positive aseurances that Consul Sflii-nian was .. New H Railway Bought Both p,ha Free Hand V 4 T ,: n Necessary. NO SECRET OF IT Former Vice'President of the Road Testifies to Paying Large Sums to Newspapers and Magazines. WASHINGTON, May 11. Asserting tliat there was absolutely no secrecy about the payments made by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad In the promotion of publicity and that the services of prominent lawyers were obtained at a high cost to help wage a campaign against financial interests' that were fighting the road, Timothy K. Byrnes, formerly a vice president of the road, in charge of legislative matters and publicity, was the prin-lipal witness today when the Interstate Commerce Commission resumed its Inquiry into the New Haven's financial affairs. Mr. Byrnes testified that J. Otis Wardwell of Boston received $12,1)00 annually for several years and (20,000 the last year of his employment by the road, to keep the management advised us to the trend of the financial fight on the New Haven and to Klve advice as to how effectually to resist it. He1 denied that any effort was made by him to influence legislation or that payments for any such purposes were made through him. Charles H. Emits, he said, was paid fMiil) annually at first and more later for services similar to those rendered by Mr. Ward-well. Buying Publicity. Mr. Byrnes testified further that several Boston periodicals had '.leen pal'' considerable sums by the New Haven for advertising and that various new spaper men and others had been employed by the road to prepare publicity matter. In this connection, it de- veloped that Mr. Byrnes' testimony was the same that he gave at the Investigation conducted several years ago by the Massachusetts VtSIitles ommls-sion. Prof. Brice Wyman, Mr. Byrnes said, was employed at 110,000 annually to go before the Interstate Commerce Commission whenever it was necessary in rate eases. "I only employed Prof. Wyman." said Mr. Byrnes, "but he employed his father, a brother and brother-in-law, A L. Richards, to deliver addresses before trade boards and other organizations." "Do you know anything about $100,-00 paid K IX Robbing, f"r molding public sentiment?" Mr. Byrnes was asked. "I don't know anything about It." Mr. Byrnes could not remember what a voucher showing a payment of $435 made In March, 1912, to H. C. Page of Worcester, Mass.. was for. Denies Signature. A letter dated March 20, 1912, written from the New Haven's Boston office to fienersl Auditor J. M. Tomlln-son of the road. In which It was stated that. In reply to an Inquiry regarding the voucher for $435, It was "In connection with the expenses of legislation for the acquirement of the Massachusetts trolley llnfifl," then was read. It wa signed "T. K. Byrnes." "Is that your signature?" the witness was asked. Mr. Byrnes examined the writing closely. "It Is not my signature," he declared. Mr. Folk, chief counsel for the commission, then asked him to write his name, which he did. "The resemblance is close," remarked the chief counsel. Mr. Byrnes said he thought the letter was written anrl signed by T. W. Hofigs. an employe In his o'flce. He sab) he was positive he had not written it. . Tr inquiry will be continued tonic row. when Mr. Byrnes will resume the stand. SHRINERS THRONG ATLANTA Thirty Thousand of the Mvstic Order, It I Estimated, Mave Gathered in the Georgia Metropolis. ATLANTA, Ga., May 11 Mingled thousands tonight paid tribute here to the Mystic Shrine. Through the streets of the city, converted Into dazzling lants of lights, mores of patnds from the various temples of the fraternity m.le Informal marches while countless. bands filled the air with music. It was estimated tonight that more than 80,000 Shrlners had arrived for me annual Hireling oi ine imperial Council of the order, which formally convened today. No business sessions of the Imperial Council were held today. The only formal event of the day was a grand reception and ball tonight in honor of William W. Irwin, the imperial potentate, and his wife. Mr. Irwin arrived early today from his home at Whteling, W. Va. arid was escorted by the Shriner patrol from tha city. A salute of twenty-one guns was fired In his honor. Mayor Woodward today declared tomorrow a ctvic holiday here In honor of the shriners- Selection of a convention city for 191 5, decision on applications for new temple and election of a supreme outer guard are the chlf f matters to come before the business sessions of the Imperial Cuuncil, which commence tomorrow. San Francisco and Seattle are asking' for the meeting next year. Seven Years of. Bitter Legal Warfare Finally Ended by. Supreme Court Decision. BARRED B LIMITATIONS Nation's Highest j Tribunal Holds That District pf Columbia Court Failed to Act at the Proper Time. WASHINGTON, "May 11. Ending seven year of bitter legal warfare, the Supreme Court today set aside sentences imposed by the District of Columbia Supreme Court upon Samuel Hampers, John Mitchell und Frank Morrison for contempt of court in alleged violation of Injunctions Issued In 1907 and 1908 against boycotting the Buck's Stove and Range Company. The question of whether the acts of the labor leaders constituted contempt was not passed upon, the court disposing of the cases by holding prosecution was barred by the statute of limitations, the proceedings having been started more than three years after the alleged offense. In 1911 the Supreme Court set aside sentences against. Gompers, Mitchell find Morrison because they had been prosecuted under criminal Instead of civil statutes. The next day new proceedings were Instituted, but that was more than three years nfter the In junction trouble and the sentences then imposed were upset today, finally closing the cases. The Court's Decision. Justice Holmes, announcing the decision, said that even If the statute did not cover contempt, (lie necessity for the speedy disposition (if such case? was so great it would establish a rule that by analogy contempt proceedings must be begun within three years after the committing of ihe offense. Justices Vandeventer and Pllney dissented. Justice Holmes said the controversy turned upon the question of whether contempt of court is a vrime burred by the statute of limitation, .which pro-vlds that no wi-bob ai-'V;-. prosecuted fur a-n offe-we s iiy - 'Indictment" on 'Information brought within three year. He reviewed the argument that the statute applied only to cases that could be proceeded against hy Indictment or Information and explained that the court had decided these words were controlled by the substantial portion of the statute that "no person shall be prosecuted for an offense" not committed within three years. The court rejected the argument that the offense continued until the offense of the labor boycott against the company In 1910. The offense charged, Justice Holmes nld, was not a continuing conspiracy to boycott, but specific acts. The official conduct of Justice Daniel T. Wright, who Imposed the sentences In the lower court In being Investigated by the House Judiciary committee in connection with Impeachment charges filed hy a Washington lawyer. ATTACKS ANTI-TRUST BILL Judge Robert S. Lovett Declare That it Will Spell Ruin for Many Railroad System. WASHINGTON. Ma- 11. "I think if you make this bill retroactive you will give the railway world the greatest shock It bun leit in years. The minute you make this act retroactive and apply it to relations heretofore established you menace almost every important railway In this country." This was the prediction today of Judge Robert 8. ijvett, chairman of the Union Pacific. Board, In criticising the administration anti-trust bill before the Senate Interstate commerce committee. "I don't believe there Is an important system in the country," he said, "that would not be disiupted unless It made the proper application and showed that there was not such competition between them as is forbidden by this law." Judge Lovett naid many roads secured stock ownership of others years ago. He declared that the bill should not interfere with these, but should be confined to the future. A. V. Thorn, general counsel for the Southern Railway, said he and other railroad men protesting against the bill represent 150,000 ml)i of road. He declared the railroad problem should be studied by Itself and regulatory laws enacted separately and not In a general trade commission nr-usure, such as the committee is considering. Frank Trumbull, chairman of the board of the Missouri, Kansas A Texas Railroad and others, appeared before the committee. -- . l-v'l- THE WEATHER. WASHINGTON, May 11. East Texas: Cloudy Tuesday, probably local showers and cooler interior; Wednesday, shower and cooler. West Texas: Cloudy Tues- dav, n"iih portion; Wednesday fair. Local Observation. Observations at the I'nlver- sity observatory for the twenty- four hours ending at 6 o'clock Monday: Maximum temperature, M. Minimum temperature, ,J3. Rainfall, none. Klver stage, 3,5 feet. Forecast: Tuesday, unsettled, colder. If .- 11 ,, . 4 St. H ". V; "V T'y- " ON'.:- S - trfy- .'V ADMIRAL SIR CHH i S5 S '4, Commander of the British fleet In Mexican water, whose nld In bringing American refugees from Mexico City to Vera Crux has won hltn considerable praise from the American naval officers at Vera ('run. TEXAS RAILROAD STATUTE HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW REGARDING FREIGHT CONDUCTORS KILLED BY COURT. Requirement That Conductor Must Have Served Two Year a Brak-man Infringement of Right. WASHINGTON, May 11. The Texas State statute providing that a person should nut act as a freight railway conductor without huvlng hud two, years' experience as a freight brake-man, except In cases of emergency, was today annulled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Justice Lamaj- announced the court's decision. Hu stated that while the public had a right to fix standard and tests for those serving In semi-public positions, yet It could not establish arbitrary rules which gave certain classes a monopoly of" positions. He declared the law gave freight brakemen a monopoly of the right to succeed to freight conductors and excluded therefrom all others, including firemen, engineers, passenger conductors and passenger brakemen, Justice Holmes dissented. The decision was announced In the case of W. W. Smiih. trr years an engineer on trains of the Texas & Gulf, Railroad, convicted Of violation of the conductor law by acting as conductor of a freight train on one trip. The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the Texas statute allowing attorney's fees In cases of failure to pay just claims nut settled within thirty days after demand. The Missouri. Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas attacked the constitutionality of the law In a case In which u setclon hand made a claim against It for $10.75 back wages. '1 he esse was appealed direct from a Justice of the Pence Court in Dallas County, Texa. FARMER IS SHOT TO DEATH Officer Uncertain a to Whether Tragedy Near Taylor Wa Murder, Accident or Suicide. TA V LOR, Tex., May 11. Kugene Truppe, a well known farmer of toe Brlersvllle community, was found dead in the stable lot of his home last night bout S o'clock. The officers here were n lifted and Judge John F, Black and Constable Arch Byrd went to the Truppe home last night, to hold an In-iuest. Judge Black found Truppe lying In the lot, his head resting on a shot gun. The top of Ihe man's heud was a mass of pulp and a pistol shot hnd shattered his right arm near the phoulder. Another had entered the breast. Dr. Sh.'irnberg of that community vas called in to examine the corpse. Judge Black rendered no decision as to the cause of Ihe man death last night and visited the place again to-d;iy, but ha still reserved his decision pending the completion of further investigation. Truppe was a renter and had lived In the Brlersvllle community for about three years. He la survived by his w ife and one child. VA - v --aC.'' ' r V I8TOPHER CRADOCK. Entire Day Devoted to Dlscustion of parliamentary Question and Rule of Order. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okln., May 11. Five hundred dollar for wrangling over parliamentary question and rules of order is the estimate of what today's session of the conference of the Moth-oiiist Kplscopal Church, South, cost, as this wa about nil thul wus dune for the three hours. The conference sessions generally extend over a period of seventeen days and the publishing agents who handle I lie financial end of the body eslliuatti the total expense at $32,000. The Vandcrbllt case only came up for incidental mention when the North Georgia delegation asked and wa granted permission to file a corrected copy of Its memorial previously filed with the special committee. This memorial ask that tho conference take step to establish another theological college, lu which the church would lie sure of Its ownership and control, in view of the fact that according; to the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the "church had no longer any control over Vunderbllt University." By the adoption of a report of the committee on missions the conference established two new annual conferences from the Mexican border conference, Ihe Central Mexico conference and the Northwest Mexican, to be known as the "Mexican border conference," and the Central Mexican conference. TURMOIL IN MEXICO CITY Mob Demands Lif of American Who Had Taken Refuge in Legation. VERA CRUZ. Mexico, May I L From Mexico City come late reports of ipilet business conditions, but of large numbers of men and boys drilling In the streets. A few tilgnts ago a mob gathered before the Brazilian legation and (iemnnded that Ixiuls IAntln, an at-tnche of Ihe American embassy who bud tnken refuge there, be delivered over. Threats were made to klli him. The Rrnxilian minister notified the Hiate Department and added that he only would surrender D'Antln when he whs overpowered by the mob. So far as Is known no measure have been taken to fortify th Capital. At Guadalupe, which Is a strategic point on the Mexican Railway entering the city, there sre no signs of fortifications. The f ederals, however, are taking steps to provision Puebla, about midway between Vera Cruz and the Capital on the line of the Interoeeanle. General NavaiTi-t Is said to be holding outposts east of Puebla watching the American lines. It is reported that many cattle have been gathered at Puebla and much grain and supplies of various sorts are stored there. HUERTA'S PEACE ENVOYS 8AIL. VF.RA CRUZ Mexico, May 11, The steamer Kron Pririze(,8jn Cedlle sailed from here late today with Huerta's three peace commissioners aboard. The steamer also carried 6000 rifljg and much ammunition for Huerta, which It had not been permitted to land. FEDERAL VICTORY AT TAMPICO. MEXICO CITY, May 11. The rebels attacked Tampico Saturday and were defeated with serious losses. General Ignaclo Morob-H Zaragoza, . edeial commander at Tampico, announced a Federal victory In on official message which he ent today to the war department. J f Million People Bare Their Heads as Cortege Passes Through City's Streets. PRESIDENT CHIEf SPEAKER Ceremony Is Marked by Extreme Simplicity and Great Solemnity. Wilson Touches Briefly on " Mexican Trouble. M'.W YORK,. May U.-New YmV Joined the .Nation today In memorial-. Ulng with simple dignity the heroism t the nineteen bluejackets and marines ho gave their lives ut Vera Cru. A the most Impressive funeral pageant since the Spanish War started from the Mattery to the Brooklyn Navy urd, II was as If the pulse of the city had stopped. All business was sus-r-ended and over the commercial section of tho city there fell a reverential hush. 1 hrongs which numbered more than 1,000,000 of New York's polyglot population stood shoulder- t shoulder In a community of grief. It wns a spectacle of a city strangely transfigured and lifted out of Itself. In the tin, ut iiw,i,....M ii.... ..ti the artillery caissons bearing the dead " " coins or mate ana city gov eminent und ninny more distinguished men of nenrlv ever- mill In the throngs that lined the way i.iiMt-u iii-st jo tne carriage where President Wilson rode close behind the last funeral ear 1'li i .. 1 . -- - - . (imiiT-i(. came from Washington during the nun was wnn uie procession front the time It left the Battery until th iuad of marine fired their partliig-vollnys over the flag draped coffin at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the lisvv bugler sounded the "taps" (hat proclaimed the end of the ceremony. On the stand with the President at the Navy Vard were relatives of tho dead sailors am murines, mothers, sisters und wives, but In all the throne of mourners none seemed more deeply touched by the spirit of the day than the man whose word sent the lads of the navy to tight fr their country's honor at Vera ( ru. President, Voice. Nstion's Grief. And to the President was left fh privilege of voicing the Nation's grief und the Nation's: belief (hat those who d li-il In the f duly had done their country u. service not' to be Lieusurnd by their Individual deeds. 'The feeling that In uppermost." ha. Kiiid, "Is one of profound grief, and yet there fa mixed with that grief a profound wide I hat lh,. .I.....I.I k as they did, and If I muy soy It out of ... a mum or envy or those w..c were permitted no imli.Mii ... ..i.i tie their duty." " Ihe head of the Nation looked out over Ihe thousand massed about th coffins on the parade grounds and his voice shook with emotion s he declared his creed: "We have gone down to Mexico," h said, "to serve mankind If we can find a way. We don't want to fight lh Mexicans, We wnnt to serve the Mexicans." There was v . Istful note In his voice hh he added, "1 never wns under fire, but I fancy (hut there are some lhlnKS) just as hard to Uo as to go under flr. I fancy that It is Just ah hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you ss when they are ..ootlng st you. WhCtl thev nl tl. ah tuke your nuturai life: when they sneer nt you. they can wound vonr heart." rami ii niro s eye view tne multitude niiirned nlnnv IIia w,ul. ,,f- tti I cortege presented the picture of a vsst unman niream connecting two arms or the sen. Muffled voices, soft spoken co rrn nan (Is hy military officers. th f elnncholv tolling of the Trlnit Church bell, emphasised a hush that hud fallen over a city of noises. Dead Li i- 8tat. The dead were landed hy the tugs Truffle and Correction earlv In tho morning and lay In state In the Rettery Park plnxa for over an hour before the procession started. There were seventeen coffins. The other two victims nf Mmii'an aritnAr-a hnnnw Inifau d!ed after the Montana left. Vera Cru tvnn me nouies or tneir romrsnee. The nnliea naefirt houdait tha nnrl... end was followed by the naval battalions from the Wyoming and Texas. Then came the seventeen-gun caisson rnrrylng the desd. Kach caisson was drawn by four horses, sstride two of which rode members of the First anil n-'conu Kegiments or tne rieifl artillery, There was in addition one mounted tnolfr ARfikPt fur- .;ifh ral.Dfin IT. . . . w sailors on each side acted ss pallbear ers, 'i nese men, tanned from recent service In Vera Cms, had been cnlled ti VpW V,irlr tie,'lnllv f,i- IK- Ices In the memory of their deud com rades. Directly behind the caisson, which stretched out their single file were the CftrrlaueS Of the Preaident l!...airi.. Clynn, Secretary Daniels, Mayor Mitcnei and other distinguished guests. The presence of the President In tho proresion came as a surprise for It bad bren announced he would proceed directly from the Pennsylvania station to the Navy Yard. All along the roui every vantage point was black with spectators. Windows, roofs, half completed steel frames cf buildings were crowded. Three thousand policemen one every ten feet . held the crowd back on the sidewalk. But during the entire ceremony there was not a suggestion of disorder. As the procession entered City Hall Pings the voices of 500 children rosa to meet them. The children sang ".Nearer Mv Ood to Thee." Mayor Mitchel briefly eulogised tha dead nnd laid upon one of the caissons a huge wreath smbollzlng the cltv's appreciation of the service renilered'at Vera Cruz. An Imposlnq Spectacle. After this brief halt the cortege resumed its measured progress over Manhattan bridge to the Hronklvn Navj

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