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OMAHA, TITSSDAY MOKNING, MARCII 24, 1914 TWELVE PAGES.
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STABBED TO DEATH Id
, QUftRRELJ JUAREZ
iBritiih Consul Perceval Files His
. Report on Investigation Into
EXPECT BATTLE AT GUERRERO j
General Bliss Orders Detachments of i
Troops to Zapata, Tex. , j
ALL EYES ARE UPON TORREON
Expected Battle Believed to Have
Started During Afternoon.
HABEAS CORPUS CASE OPENS
Attorney for lluertn Arjrui! for Re
lease of Five Thousand Mfil
cam llclit In Prisons nt
Fort nilaa, Trx.
' EL. PASO, Tex., March 23. Tho battle
of Torrcon opened nt 1 o'clock this attor
jioon, according to an official dispatch
received hero by General Manuel Chiw,
military governor of the state of Chihua
hua, and signed "General Francisco
"WASHINGTON, March 13. - British
Confcul Perceval's official report on the
killing of "William S. Benton at Juarez,
received at tho embassy here today, says
"no pistol shots" were fired in the fight
which ended tn the ranchman's death,
leaving the Inferenco that he was stabbed.
Brigadier General Bliss, commanding
the border forces, reported today that in
expectation' of a battle below Guerrero,
Mexico, opposite Zapata, Tox a detach
ment" of Troop L, Fourteenth cavalry,
had been dispatched from Fort Mcintosh
tA Zapata. Rear Admiral Fletcher re
ported conditions In Vera Cruz and Tant
Consul Perceval's report was the result
of his Investigation conducted at the or
der of Sir Cecil Sprlng-RIce. the British
nmbasBador. It does not make any defi
nite charge as to tho manner of Benton's
death, further than to establish that It
was not by shooting as was first said by
Villa, who explained that the English
man had been executed by a firing squad
after courtmartlal. Friends of Benton
on the border charged that Villa himself
liad shot the ranchman with a pistol.
Tho, brood inference that Benton was
Kabbed is regarded as especially signifi
cant in connection with othor Informa
tion here that the constitutionalist com
mission which investigated the affair has
found that Bonton was stabbed by one of
Villa's officers, v. ho Is expected to be
tried for tho crime.
Consul Perceval's report also states, that
"Benton went to Villa, unarmed and to
jirotost. against the theft of. his. cattle.,
and that finding agrees with the "conten
tions of Benton's friends.
Information thus far received by Pres
ident WlUon indicates that the parleys
nt Vera Crut, between' John Llnd and
b'enor Portlllo y Rbjas, Huerta's minister
for foreign affairs, have not reached tho
stage of formal negotiations or definite
proposals. The president told callers to
day that nothing of importance had de
veloped. Incidentally the president de
nied that Chargo O'Shaughnessy would
lealgn unless It were on account of 111
health and ho hoped that would not be
Interest In official circles was focused
almost entirely on the battle at Torreon.
Administration officials do not expect
that peace parleys or negotiations will
crystallize until after the battle.
.tnaault on Torreon Not Started.
EX. PASO, Tex., March 23.-Publlshcd
reports that tho rebels began an attack
on the Gomez Halaclo and Lerdo, Im
portant suburbs of Torreon, yesterday
vrera without official confirmation early
today either here or in Juarez. Tho last
word received at 1 a. m. today when the
Juarez telegraph office closed was that
there had been no fighting.
Return from the Front.
BEJRMBJILO. Mex., March I3.-Offlcers
from the extreme front returned today
after viewing some of the federal forti
fications through powerful field glasses.
They reported that the defenses were
elaborate and laid out according to the
latest approved methods so that troops
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Cloudy, probably rain.
Vamperattiro nt Omntia Veaterdny.
S u. m 27
11 a. m 27
7 n. m V,
So. in 21
9 a. in 31
10 a, m sr,
11 a. m 37
13 m so
1 P. m u
a p. m H
8 P. I" 45
) in "47
8 P. m 4i
l P. m 45
hJp. m n
Comparative Local Itrcoril.
nt " iJi'
Highest yesterday II w U
(Lowest yesterday 2 3t is
Mean temperature 37 61 M 41
Precipitation W .M .0) .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 40
Deficiency for the day 3
Total excess since March 1 !0
Normal precipitation 15 Inch
Deficiency for the dny OS Inch
Total rainfall sln"e March 1 IS Inch
Deficiency since March 1.... 77lncn
Excess for cor, period, 1913... .1.71 Inches
Excess for cor. period, 1912....1.SC Inches
Reports from Slatloua nt 7 P. 31.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p.m. ext. fall
Cheyenne, part cloudy.... 4 60 .(ti
Denver, clear 69 6i .0
Dos Moines, clear U .00
Dodge City, part cloudy... l TO .00
Lander, eleud IH X (0
North Platte, i!oudv 4 .tfi
Omaha, clear 4 l .Mi
inieblo. i-Icar (ti til .00
Ruild (Ity. .loiidv 4S .U
fc'ult Lake CUV. snow 41 51 .01
h'anta Fe part cloudy. . .5? W .On
Hhertrlen. rloudv . 4.' 44 .0)
Bloux t'ltv, part cloudy 44 4n .00
Wlontine, clear ..& V, ,00
L. A t.LLHlt. Lx.ai Forccuiter
PECK SHOOTS SELF IN HEAD
Former Columbia Professor Com
mils Suicide at Stamford.
AUTHORITY ON THE CLASSICS
Hp tVna the Author of Numfriim
Ilookn mid 1kh.1 1)1 vorccc nml
Defendant In llrcnch tit
STAMFORD. Conn., March -23.-Harry
Thurston Peck, a former professor at
Columbia university, committed suicide at
a rooming house hero today, by shooting
tliHt Prof. Peck has been worrying over
a suit to which n book publishing firm
nas n, pnity. Miss McDougnl, Ills secre
tary, talked with Mr. Peck over tho tele
phone soveral times during the morning.
About noon he was seen to be asleep by
Mrs. Menz. Neither Miss McDougla nor
Mrs. Menz recalled any Incident which
indicated that Prof. Peck contemplated
Tho body was taken in chargo by the
police. Ills daughter, who Is n teacher
In New York City, was notified.
Career la Seiisatloiinl.
NEW YORK, March 23. Harry Thurs
ton Peck was a writer of note nnd for
twenty-eight years was professor of an
cient languages at Columbia university.
He left the Institution more than three
years ago In consequence of unpleasant
notoriety incident to a breach of promise
suit for $50,000 brought against him by
Esther Qulnn, a stenographer. Shortly
after the filing of tho suit. Dr. Peck filed
a voluntary petition In bankruptcy. He
gave his assets, at J2fi0.
In March, 1912, Miss Qulun's suit was
dismissed as insufficient. Later she filed
another action, which was pending at tho
time of his death.
Dr. Peck dropped out of sight after his
retirement from Columbia and did not
come before the public eye until April of
last year, when ho became critically 111
at Ithaca, N. V., suffering with a ner
vous breakdown, tills life was despaired
of until his 'divorced wife, Mrs. Cornelia
D. Peck, a Christian Scientist, came to
the hospital and administered to him.
The second Mrs. Peck found no objec
tion to tho ministrations of tho divorced
wife; In fact, both worked together for
tho professor's recovery.
As far back as 1910. Dr. Peck had a
sharp controversy with Nicholas Murray
Butler, president of Columbia, over the
authorship of certain Latin addresses.
Peck charged that Dr. Butler purported
to deliver in Berlin as his own an ad
dress In Latin which Peck wrote. Dr.
Butler subsequently admitted that this
was true and was quoted in dispatches
from Berlin as saying that theprepara
tion of such matter was port of tho pro
fessor's duty and that there was "no
secret about It."
Dr. Peck was born In Stamford in 1K6,
and was educated. In this country and
abroad. He was an authority on Latin
arid the classics, and "the author of nu
merous books, including treatises, essays
Prospects for Big
Crops or Grain Are
WASHINGTON. March 23.-Prospectn
for big crops this year are particularly
bright at this time as the result of the
almost continuous succession of snow
storms over tho country, In the opinion
expressed today by officials of the De
partment of Agriculture. Tho longer the
snow blanket lingers, ttiw more frequently
It is replenished, they declare, the more
grows tho assurance of gigantic crops of
corn nnd wheat, better vegetables, more
stock feed and lower prices.
During February and March general
snow storms have been more frequent
than for years. It was said.
"If this snow blanket will only take Its
time In departing." said Dr. J. A. Bone
steel of tho bureau of soils. Department
of Agriculture, today, "we will have a
better crop start this year than for sev
eral seasons. To date conditions' could bo
hardly more Ideal.
"In the corn belt, where there was con
siderable depletion of the crop through
too persistent drouth last season, the
snow will prove of Incalculable benefit.
The corn belt ought to have a splendid
start. Snow Is a splendid insurance
against drouth, not complete, of course,
but Immensely valuable."
Ketires This Week
IOWA CITV. la., March 23.-(Hpecial.)-John
G. Bowman, whose resignation as
head of the State University of Iowa was
tendered to the State Board of Education
last Friday evening, will sever his con
nection with tho school during tho pres
ent week, If the board Ik able to name a
faculty member as acting president with
in that date. No Intimation has come as
to who Is likely to be named to fill the
office until a permanent president Is
named, but Dean W. G. Raymond of the
engineering college Is considered tho logi
cal mun. Dean W. C. Wilcox of the lib
eral arts college would probably get the
place as acting president, but for the
fact that he Is Just recovering from a
critical operation and will not be strong
: enough physically.
' Opinion hero Is unfavorable, to the
board In the controversy which has
arisen. .The Dally Iowan. the student pa
per, says that Bowman's administration
j has been a marked success, and charges
' the state board with playing politics in
' Its management of the state schools.
', City papers allege that tho board !s
j dominated by James H. Trewln of Cedar
Rapids, former president of the board,
!and that he uses his Influence for the
advancement of his personal friends and
SAWYER LEAVES ESTATE
! TO SOCIALIST PARTY
' GRAND JUNCTION. Colo., March 2.
I William Sawyer, who died here recently.
, left hja mUr estate of 20,00ij to tlu so-
rtaltst party upon the death of his sister.
I In the will filed today small bequests
are made to every socialist newspaper
and the residue to the national executive
conmitjec of tho party,
Charles Killman, Hired by Owners,
Admits PbtfGkBt Striking
Others Implicated in Story
EMPLOYED TO GATHER EVIDENCE
Unable to Get Anything on Men,
They Hatch Conspiracy.
WALKOUT ON FOR NINE MONTHS
Ixuloalvr la Placed with the In
tention of CnualiiK the Arrest
of Unionists, Official
SEATTLE, Wash., March 23. Charles
KUlman, a prisoner In tho county jail,
confessed today, according to Deputy
Prosecutor Edgard Wright, that he and
thrco other strikebreakers had planted
dynamltn with the Intention of causing
the arrest of union teamster engaged in
a strike here for the last nine months.
KUlman, according to the alleged con
fession, was employed by the Team Own
ers' association to gather evidence against
striko leaders suspected of damaging
property. Unablo to find such evidence,
ho and three assistants hatched the dyna
Dynamtto sticks and a bomb, according
to KUlman, were hidden on premises be
lieved to be occupied by striko leaders.
It chanced, however, that tho plant was
set on the proporty of a man not con
nected with tho strike and KUlman was
himself arrested on suspicion.
Following tho alleged confession, Jack
Sample, another prisoner, was charged
jointly with KUlman with conspiracy and
warrants were Issued for two other men
who are believed to have left the state.
Boy Slowly Dying is
Taken to White House
to See the President
WASHINGTON, March 23.-A. pale,
smiling boy 12 years old lay on a
stretcher In the Bluo room of tho White
houeo early today and beside htm sat the
president of the United States. The scene
was the culmination of weeks of yearn
ing and tho kind responso of President
"Wilson to tho little boy's plea.
Paralyzed In limb and his llfo slowly
ebbing away, Harry "Wlnthrop Davis of
Sewlckley, Pa., was the president's early
caller. He came In a motor ambulance
and three hospital attendants bore him,
into the White House Blue room. The
.president came and chatted for several
minutes with tho little fellow, whoso eyes
beamed with Joy and who wag at first
too happy to speak. Finally' he asked
about Mrs. "Wilson and loft some flowers
The president's eyes were dimmed as
he turned' away to his day of work and
tho little boy was carried out on his
stretcher to the ambulance and, away to
the railroad station and on to Atlantic
Tho visit to the president was arranged
after Mrs. A. I Davis, the boy's mother,
had written Mrs. Wilson telling how her
little boy had been praying to see tho
president and how she earnestly hoped It
might bo arranged. She suggested that
tho little fellow could be brought to tho
White Houso and tho president promptly
gavo his consent.
Three Shots Fired
at Paris Judges by
' Madame Lavigne
PARIS, March 23.-Three shots from a
revolver were fired at the Judges sitting
In the sixth chamber of the Palace of
Justice today by a woman whose Iden
tity was not established. Tho authorities
after her arrest declared that the woman
apparently was mentally unbalanced.
Np ono was hit by tho bullets. The
woman proved to be Madame Lavigne do
Satnte-Suzanne, wife of a high official
of the ministry of colom 's. At the mo
ment Bhn fired she shr!- t "I will kill
these base Judges."
Tho shooting occurred during the hear
ing of a divorce case In which Hhe was
a witness. Ono of tho attorneys had Just
alluded to the despair of some wives who
wcro unablo to obtain Justice, when the
woman opened firo.
Forfeit Their Jobs
PITTSBURGH, March 23.-Buperln-tendent
A. G. Mitchell of the Monogehella
division of the Pennsylvania railroad to
day declared forfeited the Jobs of freight
trainmen who on Saturday struck and
tied up the freight business of tho divi
sion. Tho men were ordered to turn In
fiurh free transportation as thoy might
hnvo and to rail at the office of the pay
master for tho wages due them, The
strike Is not sanctioned by tho Railroad
HUSBAND OF MADAME
M0DJESKA IS DEAD
SANTA ANA. Cal.. March 23. A tele
grams announcing the death of Count Rn.
Mntai husband of Mme. Modjeska. the
actress. In Krakow, Poland, was received
hero today from Ralph Modjeska. Count
( Bozanta was 76 years old. He died Kr.
Iilnv nn,l thft tAlpEmm llalfl wnnlrl lin In.
LIABILITY LAW VALID
IN THE TERRITORIES
WASHINGTON, March M.-The federal
emploers' liability law of declared
, unconstitutional as to the states, was held
valid today by the supreme court o to
torr'torien. Hurry H. Kriday, a railroad
ibr ikeman, was permitted to recover J7.0OO
I for loss of an arm in New Mexico,
fCrrlfp (treat urn vRmam
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
MERCHANTS 'MARKET WEEK
Elaborate Plans for Entertainment
VISITORS WILL BRING WIVES
Special Features Are IMnnned for
Women Who "Will Como to
Omahn rrlth llaahanila
The first day of Merchants' Marketing
we el? In Omaha is on, and tho wholesalers
and manufacturers are busy preparing to
take cure of tliclr customers. Tho mer
chants from out In tho state were not
numerous Monduy, its most of them aro
not expected to arrlvo until today,
The entire week is given over to Mer
chants' Marketing week, and the 30.000
retailers from the various parts of
Omaha's trade territory will have all tho
week to come hero and do their spring
Arrangements arc now about all com
pleted for tho cntcrtalnmont that Is to be
furnished the out-of-town visitors by the
Jobbers and manufacturers at tho Com
mercial club room this evening.
Dancing masters have been engaged to
demonstrate fancy dance steps. Vaudo
Mllo features have been engaged from the
vpudevlllo shows to furnish the cabaret
show. Speakers are engaged to givo lec
tures on tho problems of the retailer, such
as advertising, window decorating and
various other matters that concern the
up-to-duto retail merchant.
Wednesday night n dinner and theater
party are planned. The Jobbers anr manu
facturers have subscribed liberally to a
fund to handle- the various entertainment
features for tho week. They aro deter
mined that their customers from tho
trade territory of Omaha shall go back
home feeling that they have had a good
time while In Omaha, as woll as a profit
able week In selecting their supply of
spring and summer goods.
ESCAPE SECOND TIME
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 2S.
Lloyd Bltzberger nnd Bert Adnins were
arrested at Atchison, twenty miles away,
after they had escaped from the United
States military prison today. It was their
second escape within a week. They were
arrested in Omaha only last Saturday and
returned here, having escaped a few days
ago. Today they crawled 200 yards through
a sewer after sawing their way out of
The -National Capital
Monday, March 2.1, 1014.
Met at noon.
Lobby eommlttee postponed further
hearings until tomorrow.
Senator Gronna Introduced a Mil to
. create a bureuu of farm loans In the
I Treasury department. Senator Suther
i land Introduced an amendment to the
j radium bill tn permit the government to
control the exportation of ores,
Ktnator Laroueite-s resolution to nave
the record of the Interstate Commerce
commission's Investigation of increased
freight rates published for public infor
mation was passed.
Senator Thornton denounced a resolu
tion adopted at a New Orleans St Pat
rick's day celebration which attacked
him for his support of tho Panama tolls
Met at noon.
Debate was continued on the rivers and
John Mitchell testified about conditions
In the MIohiK&n copper strike, district be
fore the mines rommlttae.
District of Columbia leKlslatlon was set
aside for the day.
Kueretary Harrison submitted an esti
mate of 11610.104 for a deficiency annron-
' riailon for the army.
! President Wilsons nllitidon to a flll-
hunter on tho rivora and harbors bill to
idilay a vot on the Panama tolls exemp
tion reiwHl, was followed by hurried cou
i alderatlon of tho rUora bill and delay of
Always in Order
Strikers Attack a
Load of Breakers;
BUFFALO, N, V., March 23.-In n
clash between strikers from the Gould
coupler works at Depew and strikebreak
ers today, one man was probably fatally
shot and several others seriously Injured
by being struck by bricks and stones. The
strikers held up tho train, which was
carrying S00 men to the plant from this
city by folllnc a tree across the tracks.
When the train came to a standstill hun
dreds of striker begnn to pelt it with
stones. Shots rang out and deputy sher
iffs on the work trAln fired In return. A
foreigner was shot In the head and will
die. The train returned to Burfal6.
Officials of tho Gould plant have asked
for militia to proct them In their ef
forts to operate tho factory.
Today's attack took placo at & point
about half a mllo from the Bhopa. The
train consisted of eleven Lackawanna
passenger coaches. Seven of these are
said to havo been practically wrecked.
Tho fight was ended by the running of
tho train back to this city. The strike
sympathizers used bricks, stones, clubi,
revolvers and a few rifles, nccoidlng to
the story told by tho men on tho trutn.
Tho strike has been In effect about
three months nnd arose over tho question,
of open shop. The company paid wuges
said to bo equal to, and in soma casus
higher, than those required In the union
scale. About 1,600 men aro Involved.
Robber Shoots Bank
Cashier, Takes Clash
and Escapes in Auto
ALTOONA, rn., March 23.-A robber
today shot tho cashier of the Union bank
of this city, wounded a depositor and
KOt away In an automobile with about 1500
of tho bank's money.
Tho thief, who was a younn man,
drove to tho bank in nn automobile,
polntod a revolver nt the toller nnd
vaulted over tho Iron screon Into the cbko
with tho oficlal. Tho cashier, A. P.
Rupert, turned toward the robber mid
wan shot by tho latter In the stomach.
Tho robber gathered Into a satchel all
tho loose bills ho found on tho counters.
While so engaged, M. Dlackburn, a de
positor, entered the bank and as he was
closing the front door the robber fctiot
him through the thigh.
The thief wnlked Into the street and
fired In every direction, chasing every
body to cover. Jumping Into the automo
bile ho dashed off and escuphd.
SAYS WILL WIN PRIMARY
PIERRK, S. D:, March M.-(Speclal Tel
eirram.) Congressman' Durko returned
this morning from a trip over tho west
ern half of the stato and cxprcsHea his
confidence of winning In his candidacy
for the United States senate at the
primary election tomorrow. HJs confi
dence is expressed In his statement that
he will carry every county west of the
Missouri river and that ho expects to
carry every congrecslonal district tn the
state. Mr. Uurke has Just been through
tho Rosebud country, and west Into the
Ulack Hills on the last lap of his tour
of the state.
ITALIAN SCIENTIST IS
MURDERED FOR MONEY
NAPL15H, March 21 The police believe
that Prof. Giuseppe Mcrcalll, director of
the Vesuvlan observatory, who was
burned to death on March 19, wu mur
dered. A sum of tl.Wi. which he had In
his poftveMiioii, la missing, It Is believed
thieves broke Into his residence, took
hla money, strangled the p-ofessor, sat
urated the Imdv with petroleum and then
set flro to it to conceal tho crime.
FIRE DAMAGES NASH HOME
Paintings and Curios Destroyed by
Flames in Omaha Mansion.
BLAZE KINDLED BY SUN'S RAYS
Snnbeniits Focused Tbroaarh Plate
Glasa Window" on Open Box of
Mntchca nellereil Cnnaa
Fire starting In the sun room at the
southeast corner of tho Loula C. Nash
resldenco at Thirty-eighth and Burt
streets calisud damage Monday afternoon
estimated at tK.OOO. Paintings, curios
and furnishings, many of which cannot
bo replaced, were desiroyod by the flames,
which gutted the main floor of tho $40,000
mansion. Tho house was built scarcely
a year and a hair ago and was one of
tho finest residences in the city.
It was announced that the home will
bo robullt Immediately. Most of tho dam
ngc was covered by Insurance.
Miss Rose Smyth, daughter of C. J.
Smyth, who resides next door, discovered
the flro ubout 2 o'clock. Hho sent a mold
to tho Nash homo to warn tho four serv
ants who were In the basement at tho
rear of the house. They, with tho Nash
children, Hetty, Ellon, Virginia and Ed
ward, went to tho Hmyth home. The
alarm was turned In by Miss tfmytn,
Mr. nnd Mr. Nash Awny.
Mr. Nash was engaged at his office
when the flro started while Mrs. Nnsh
was attending a luncheon. Mr. ' Nash
was notified of the fire a fow minutes
after It had been discovered and left
Immediately for the house, but Mrs. Nash
did not return until 3 o'clock.
Tho Nash family will make their homo
temporarily in the resldenco of Mrs. 13.
W. Nash across tho street, who Is In
Tho first alarm brought out three com
panies of firemen, who were aided by an
additional three on the second alarm. It
is believed the fire started from the rays
of the sun focused through the heavy
plate glass windows on a box of matches
lying open on a pile of newspapers.
A year ago today tho Nash homo was
thrown open ns a refuge for tho nuns
of Hscred Heart convent who were driven
from their building by tho tornado.
Irish Societies Call
the Ulster Leader
8T. LOUIS, March 13. The United Irlth
societies of St. Louist oduy sent a cable
gram to Sir Edward Carson, denying that
Americans approved hla policy In Ulster.
The cablegram said:
"Cable quoted you as Baying you re
ceived letters of sympathy and encourage
ment from United States. No true Amer
ican will approvo your unpatriotic policy
of fomenting armed opposition to a na
tlvn parliament In Ireland against tho
expressed wish of overwhelming major
ity of her people. We challengo you to
publish letters with names of writer."
EIGHTEEN CANDIDATES FOR
CONGRESS IN ONE DISTRICT
PATKRSON, N. J., March a.-Five
domocrats, eleven republicans, one social
ist and one progressive, seeking the nom
ination of those parties at the primaries
In Passalo county, New Jersey, for suc
cessor to Congressman Bremner, today
made the final canvass for votes.
This Is the- first election of national
significance since the enactment of the
new tariff and currency laws, and the
democrats are making every effort to
win in the hope of showing that these
policies have the approval of the people.
Between tomorrow, when the four nom
inees will be selected, and April 7, the
date of the election, both the democrats
and republlrana will lme the a'd of the
ULSTER GOES AHEAD
TO FIGHT HOME RULE
Carson, After Reading Asquith's
Statement, Says Government Ixas
Fat Itself in Ludicrous Fosition.
DEBATE IN THE PARLIAMENT
Opposition Leader Says Army May
FOOLISH TO MOVE SOLDIERS
Amazing Instance of Paltering with
House of Commons.
SEELY COMMUNICATION VAGUE
(list of It Ik Officer Hml Anarrlnl
Thry Conldn't Serre In Irrlnml
In 'Ortnln F.vrntn
nlltlen. LONDON, March . A much easier
feeling waa created In mo Ilrltlsh Isles
today by tho reassuring statement given
out by Premier Asqulth to the effect
that tho troop movements In Ulster hnd
been ordered only as a precautionary
measure for tne protection of government
Tho Inference is generally drawn from
the premier's remarks that the govern
ment's Intentions toward anny offlrers,
who did not desire to serve ngalnat
the Orangement. had been misinterpreted.
The publla tn all parts of tho United
Kingdom awaited eagerly today the ex
planation of the cabinet In tho House of
Commons, to which the Irish controversy
has been transferred.
In some quarters there was an Inclina
tion to believe that General Sir Arthur
Paget, rommnnder-ln-chlef In Ireland,
had placed a much graver Interpretation
on tho government's Inquiries as to the
feelings of army officers in tho Irish gar
risons than was intended.
He presented an ultimatum to the offi
cers that thoy must serve or resign. Sir
Arthur always has taken a serious view
of tho threatened refusal of officers to
sorva In Ulster. It Is aald that he fol
lowed hla public warning to them by
private Intimation that their resignation
would not be quietly accepted by the war
General Paget, Ilrtgadler General Hu
bert dough, commander, of tho cavalry
brigade at the Curragh,' and other offi
cers attached to tho Irish garrisons,
reached London today and Immediately
went to the war offlco for a conferonco
with General John Scely, secretary for
war, and Field Marshal Sir John French.
This conference was followed by a full
meeting of tho cabinet.
Heeler's Ilxplnnnllon Vnnue.
Tho .Interest in the. disaffection .In- the
army arising out of the newest phase of
the homo rule situation was dltplayed in
the House of Commons this afternoon
when tho houso was crowded to listen to
a statement from Colonel Scely, secretary
of stato for war.
The communication made by Colonel
Seely was very brief nnd utterly vague.
Tho gist of It was that soma officers .had
Informed Goncral Sir Arthur Paget, commander-in-chief
In Ireland, that they
could not sorvo in certain eventualities.
Thiro was. ho said, a misunderstanding,
and these officers had been ordered to re
join their regiment. The movement of
troops, ho concluded!, was solely In order
to protect tho stores of government arms
Both Premier Asqulth and Andrew
Ilonar Law, leader of tho opposition; rec
ognized tho widespread anxiety for nn
exhaustive debate on tho subject by
agreeing to a motion for tho adjournment
of tho houso Immediately after the sec
retary for war had spoken tn order to
discuss the Irish situation.
May Umlror Ilrltlsh Army.
The leader of tho opposition declared
that the government's procedure was a
most amaxlng Instance- of paltering with
the House of Commons. The danger of
tho British anny being destroyed before
tho country's eyes had, he said, come on
the government like a bolt from the blue.
Ho had, he declared, received proof from
other quarters apart from tho cavalry
regiments that resignations of officers
Mr. Law then read a letter stating that
officers who would not fight against the
Ulster men would bo dismissed from the
Tho action of the government In moving
troops, Mr. Law declared, was foolish, as
ffeere was no new situation In Ulster nor
any threatened outbreak.
The opposition leader read a letter In
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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