The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 331, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 1, 1917 Page: 1 of 16
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Should this yesr b marked by mnonlfl. .
cent eeaponee te tha call for funda lor tha
u aractlon of tnonumant to tarn Hooaton 1
Mhe hero of San Jacinto. .Three-quartere .
of eentury of negleetsd duty should be
. atoned. ' ' .1 ; '
vol. w 33i. ' vvvrHou&Torm :
PRICE1 5. CENTS
Mpona are specially SesiraWe at -this
tlma whan there ara se many rumor and
rumarad rumors. Tha Post to a full
hiMnbar and uaaa Aaaoalatad) Waa dl.
patohaa In avary iatua. J.:''. . ;;
tt tfmrb'; Ai1r lTiij
Flodd Bill to Be VoUd on it :4 p President's Proposals
Behind Wilson To (iff Tu
iir a 'cMTTtrtT : u.t ' io A.'.1lui t. m.m'.u in crr3ntinr TmiAnt iVinwn ailtlioritv to
VV AOniliv VIN rco. 40. vpomwii w.vyu6v . p. j ' .
protect American rights and life on the--se began. meitjng vyeonesaay ana aamimsirauon ieaaen.mu
i. v dently predicted action. witRin another-24 hours1- . v . ' V' C' ' ' . ' . '
;kkh -: -Jhere were" indications that many o the senate republicans who though favoring the steps pro-
: posed; insist that congress should ''be called in extra session would vote for the measure-requested by
" the president when the roll was called. The chief if not the only reason for uncertainty was. found
. inr the attitude of Senator La Folletye who has given indications of preparing for a single handed fih-
C v buster in the closingiiours-of the session. ' 1 : 4 . iV .
;"t-j-'-: Details oC the destruction of the Cunard liner LaconU published la the morning- papers and telling of the
v death bf aft American mother and daughter among the passengers had Its effect during the day.: Members of the h
house and senate whose eommuhlcatlons had come largely from pacltlaU began receiving telegrams from their con-
. sUtuenta calling tor rigorous action by the jpTernment.
Kf ' ' The nouse forelga affairs committee early In the day reported out the Flood bill authorizing the president to
;:$'am American ships with amendments eliminating the provision for the use of "other Instrumentalities." and adding
' i a prohibition against the Insurance of munition ships by the government war risk bureau.
: i A special rule to expedite the passage' of the measure waa introduced by Chairman Flood of the foreign af-
fairs committee who sald he jwobably will press it Thursday. It would provide for a vote aot later than 4 p. hl.
ADMINISTRATION FAVOR 8
?J i Tha admldistratlon plaa. is to have
the senate substitute for the house
measure the bill reported by the .sen-
ate committee and based upon a mem-
orandum prepared by the president;
In the form of conference reports
the deader anticipate no difficulty in
having the house pass promptly the
Another aggravating incident was
added to the situation Wednesday by
the receipt of word from Germany that
four American consuls were being held
in Germany because a German consul
on his way from the United State to
(Continued on Pace Two.)
. ' LOAFED BUT THE
'. ABntees Prevented a Vote Upon
Submission Pros Refusing the
J 7 " Proffered Compromise.
t INCREASE IN SALARIES FOR
St . w ( JUDGES OF ALL TEE COURTS
Hoaie ' Bill Was Amended So That
the Higher Bodies Are to Be In-
cluded -Eesolntions Providiag for
Amendments Were Adopted.
. By Harry M. Johnston.
Mouaton Pott Staff Cerraapondant.
MJ8TIN. Texaa. Feb. 28. At 9 o'clock
Wadnesday night N SerKeant-at-axma
" Francis of the house and Deputy Sheriff
General Barblsh returned to Austin after
havlns tone almost all the way to Fred-
- arjekakurg In a hiachlne. They reported
- not haying aaen either Martin or Nichols
- But In riew of the telephone converaa-
i tlpn between the ' speaker and Martin
" there seems no doubt buwhat both Mar-
' tin and Nichols will be in Austin early
' Thursday morning.
It was stated "Wednesday night that
- be Bogory Is as well as anybody and that
" ha will be in the house Thursday when
all submlsslonlsts will be present to vote.
It la further stated that hla ' physician
' tand the county physician had told him
. that he needn't remain1 longer In quar-
" Sntlne but that Wadnesday afternoon the
. State health officer advised the Taylor
county representative that he must Re-
main close to hla' room or else he would
1 be quarantined. ' -
- BubmlsslonlBts think they will be able
-' to rat him out in time to vote.
'c. florae submlsslonlsts think they could
' have carried the resolution Wednesday
. d Nichols and De Bogory been present.
Wednesday night they are claiming IS
- Antlsubmlssionlsts say the- resolution
will Tall to pass by two or thf votes
" "and that at best only 4 votes wUl be
.; cast for submission which' Is on shy
of the nsceaamry number.
; AUBTIl. Texas."Feo M. Another day
'has been wasted by the lower house of
'.'the Texas legislature. Bine die. adjourn-
v jnent Un't more than ' two weeks off.
There Is much Important' legislation send'
' Ina on the calendars of the senate and
. 'bouse. . .... -:. 7v . '
Wednesday afternoon another effort
was made to have the house reconsider
Its action in adopting the notion of the
-f) leader i "of the' prohlblUoniats French
Bpenoer of becatur that no legislation be
considered until the aubmlaslon resolu-
tion la voted on and that no Vote 'on this
wilt be taken until all-unexeuaed mem-
' bera are: In their seats. ;;i ;-'. ' .
. - But by a vote of TT to ST the houae re-
fused to do this and knowing nothing of
the whereabouts of either Martin of
Fradertcksburg or Nlohola of areenvllle.
1 and with the health author) tlea refusing I
' to allow De Bogory of Abljene to break (
quaranuns ' were appears . nine linen-
hood of a vote Within the next twenty'
'four hours. : t. .. .j.
Fourth Life Added to Toll
Paid to Sub by Americans
William.Eva Oneof Victims of Destruction of the
Laconia by German U-Boat Was an American'
Qmard Officials Announced Was Resident of
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JjfEW TORK Fob! tfWUUani Svii who wa Jogt when the steamship
Laconia was torpedoed off the Irish oast Sunday nlght was anAmeoan
cltitm. according" to an anttouilceinent ty Cunard Una orflcjala hero Wednet-
daw'nlght'' .' ' v- "
He was 74 years old and lived In California where be was Interested la
mining properties. 'He served in the civil war as a marine on the Union side
it was said.
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As a Dcvardfor Inducing Japan to Enter Into the Plot.
ikiclllPa rv.exico and
- Arizona--Absolute Proof Is in Hands of Pre side ni
. I7:lspiif; Who Has a Copy of the iSecret Ihstructionc
VJCjich Wore Sent to Von Bernstorff From Berlin.
- r-'Sl " ' (AcWKiated Jess RerwrtO V. '&:$'$Mfri'
WASHIRGTONe Febe 28e The Associated Press is enabled to reveal that Germany in phn'ning;;
nniestricted stibmarine warfare and counting its consequences proposed an alliance with Mexico .
and Japan make war on the United SUtes if ti country should not remain neutraU
Japan through Mexican mediation was to be urged tor abandon her allies and join in the attach
on the United States ;.. .'.;( ; ; ' ::;:V: ' "tlt
Mexico; for her reward was to receive general financial support from Germany reconquer Texas
New Mexico and Arizona "lost provincesand share in the victorious peace terms Gtoany conk
templatede ''.' ' " " . ' :v v .V;':r':ili
Details wtoe left to German Minister Von Eckhardt in Mexico City who by instructions signed by German Foreign ;
Minister Zimmermann at Berlin 'January 19 1917 was directed to propose the alliance with Mexico to Genral Carranza
and suggest that Mexico seek to bring Japan into the plot.
GERMANY-PICTURED DEFEAT OF ALLIES THROUGH RUTHLESSNESS.
These instructiona were transrhitted to Von Fxkhardt thr ough Count Von Bernstorf i former German ambassador here;
ljowjon hi wm home to Germany .under a safe conduct-obtainedlirom his enemies by. the country against 'which hftHwas. -
piorang war. x -. - ; - . . --V
Germany pictured to Mexico by broad intimation England and the entente allies defeated; Germany and her allies. .
triumphant a"nd in world domination by the instrument of unrestricted submarine warfare. ..
Until Wednesday It had been supposed
that Mrs. Mary E. Hoy and her daughter.
Miss Elisabeth Hoy of Chicago were tha
only victims among the La con la's pas-
sengers who" were American cttlsens. '
Eva It developed had sailed on an
emergency passport Issued by the British
consul here and It had been assumed
that he waa a British subject A cable
message from the Liverpool- office of the
Cunard line Inquiring as to whether he
came from Canada waa received here and
officials learned for the first time they
said that he had oove here from Big
It was "disclosed that Eva had applied
for the emergency passport from the Brit-
ish consul after an American' passport on
Which he .had sailed to England a year
ago had been cancelled by the state de-
partment because was unable to fur-
nish a birth certificate. Era's name ap-
peared on the passenger list of the La-
conia aa coming from Montreal.
special order of business for some future
After being at ease Tuesday night the
houae spent all of Wednesday to no avail
and stood at ease Wednesday night until
Thursday morning when it - la expected
that a yote will be taken on the aubmla-
One representative ia under nuarantln
and la not allowed to attend a iession of
1 NEWS SUHHARY
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I Aitnimtmd Prut Rari. j
WASHINGTON Feb. 28. Hast Tena-hajs-
day ansettled. probably nln. cower in soata.
Friday partly cloudy cloudy.
West Texaa Taaradjy aad Friday partly
cloady to cloudy.
Louisiana Tliurtdar probably -rain colder ex-
cept ia uortawMt purtion. Friday partly cloudy
to cloudy. 0
Foncast for Houatoo and vicinity Thuraday
Generally cloudy weather .
Temperature extreme am) prertptlatloa at
Houatoo for 24 koura endlna FebrnJry M 1017
7 p. m. Maximum til; mluimum 8; precipita-
tion trace. . .
Atmoapberlc aaaare at Hooaton at T P. m.
Wedoeaday W.Mj aea atTel readlnx.
Bunriae : al oi.: sunset H.ll p. m.
Comparative record at Uouatoar for s'ebmary
S8' mT: . wit. U. im.
e a. m . Jtt M J2
10 a. m. 74 Ml o
Noon W U
a p. m .....81 .78 rJ
?p. m '. .... 78 $0 ' 63
p. m ia 75 . e
Relative humidity V . a. m. M per cent: 2
p. m. 6S per cent.
. Today's E?enU.
Rotary elub luncheon at. the Bender
hotel lt:16 p. m .V". .;'-. '.l.'V-
Rsaular maetlna ef the Housewlvaa
league banquet hall p.m. v
Conference bf Parent .Teacher asaoela.
tlona ef Houston and Harris county at
Seuth- jnnior Hlgft stnool noon.
". AMUSKMKNTS.' V
Zee theateri "OW Reeerd." '
Key theatan "The Iced Bullet. j
' tlbertr thaaur: "The; Little tier."
Crown theater f'Undar Two Plage" .'
Maleetle theateri Veudevllle iatlnee
and night !-''':''':' " v"
Piinee theateri Vaudeville eentlniieua
afternoon and night. . m . .
V6uee theateri "The Olrl Philippe."
lala theatan "The Man Who Took
Chanea." ' m vX.k .'j- y v- .
aulftCeay 'theateri Oaanoe-Pellock
player In "The Heart ot a Woman"
matlAeend nght v
! MM4aM -.'-4
Aftee Idling eway. another" day the antl-
aubmlaalonlata through- thetrleaderWllf
Bagby ot HallelUvllle. late Wednesday
afternoon offered a 'oompromlae. . It eras
an anU-iuDmlsaionlst' would vote for aw b-
laslon In the place of Nichols ln.ordeir
"ot the eueotlon omild be disposed of and
. i . ..-.-)tnnnria ( acted on.
f Dy fn Xegultur.
. i . .Senate. " i - .
The house bill for the relief or the
aupreme court was pasedd. aa was aeveral
other houae measuraa. . ; t v
s House bill InCreaalne aalaries of dlatriet
Judges was paaaed - after belnamended
to Include higher court Judges. ..
Also paeaed finally the house Joint
resolution which would require voters to
be naturalised cltlaena. before they could
Vote. r( iv ""-' '("';' .it .'(.w!
Paiaed ' finally the houae Joint reaotoV
tkn allowing Ihe xaklng of depoaltlona
of wltneaaealn erlmlnaj caaet whar they
reside In another State. " -( - . v '
' TTnnnlmona f-onaent w'i' Tfufl when
F ..r Ittlmnre a' to lv
the house. Representatives Martin and
Nichols have been located at Fredericks-
burg and if la understood they will reach
Austin Thursday morning. v
Day ia Congreai. .
Passed the sdmlnlstratlon revenue bill.
The military committee ordered report
on. the. army 'bill carrying J177.O00.00O.
Republican senators again threatened
to tie up defense bill to force an' extra
aeaslon of-congress.' '
Passed the $119000000 sundry civil ap.
Conferees made another effort to agree
n tl3'ii!i?PTtljr eadlock MM.000000
' For elm affairs mmmltia mnu.
the administration resolution for arming
l"" aiij" auu appropriauon lor de-
fense. Expelled Members
Of Arkansas Senate
LITTLE ROCK. Ark. Jeh J.-8ute
Senators I. V. Burgesa-and tSSc. 81ms.
indloted Monday on teharge or bribery
Wednesday were expelled from' the aen-te-
J vote on a reaoluUon which de-
olartd tint bribery charges against them
Had been euetained It to I
Adoption of the reaolotlon forever bare
leglstettlre! Ib"ilP.t tn Arkanaaa
Ships for Cunard Co.
' v-'.V. 'i iAu0riiti Prit itrrert.) ' .;' -.
BALTIMORE M4.. Feb. tt. The Beth
lehem BteeJ oompapy at Rparrowa Point
announced Wednesday that If. bad re-
A copy of Zimmerman' instructions to Von Eckhardt sent through Von
'Bernstorff Is in posseaslori ot the United States government. It Is as follows
"Berlin January 19 1917.
"On the first of February we intend to begin submarine warfare unre
stricted. In spite of this it is Our intention to endeavor to keep neutral
the United States of America. "
Proposed to Mexico to Make Wax Together.
"If this attempt is not successful we propose an alliance on the following
basis with Mexico: That we shall make war together and together make
peace. ' We shall give general financial support and U Is understood that
Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in New Mexico Texas and Arizona.
The details are lift to yon for settlement.
"You are instructed to Inform ihe president of Mexico of the above in the
greatest confidence as soon aa it is certain that there .will be an outbreak of
war with the United Statej fend suggest that the. president of Mexico on his
own initiative should communicate with Japan suggesting adherence at onco
to this plan; at the same time offer to mediate between Germany and Japan.
"Please call to the attention of the president of Mexico that the employ-
ment ot ruthless submarine warfare now promises to compel England to
make peace in a few months.
(Signed.) . "Zimmermann."
celyad contraots for two cargo eh'.pe of
UMt tons .aatelir from .tha rrniinl wwn-
pany. It was announced that
thaaa ah I Da
are the flrat to be built m thla country
for he canard company la Mysore. .
s 1 in i i
Patsajr of Reed Bone
l try Bill Assured
fVS $ titevieanl rwi'liM)
WASHINQTOhf rb.' .-Corfara on
the pcatomoo approprtatlol bill lateI
wadneaney night asrd nnon a report.
' President Had. Document When Hollweg Made Speech.
This document hat been In the hands of the government since Presi
dent Wilson broke off dlpmmatlo relations with Oermary. It has been kept
secret while the president has been asking congress for full authority to
deal with Germany and while .congress has been hesitating. It was in the
president's hands while Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg was declaring that
the United States had placed an interpretation on the submarine declaration
"never Intended" by Germany" and that Germany had promoted and honored
friendly relations with the. United States "an heirloom from Frederick
the Great." .
Of Itself if there were no other it is considered a sufficient answer to
VENGEANCE? DEMANDED BY HOY FOR
'.TOUL MURDER OF AMERICAN WOMEN
Attacittd Prtst Rtfort.)
WASHINGTON- Feb President Wilson has received the following
cablegjcam from AustlnT Hoy. whose mother and sister were lost when the
Laoonla waa torpedoed 'Without warning by a German submarine:
"'I am an American eltlma presenting the Sullivan Maehlnery com-
pany of Chicago llvlng'kbroadk Aot 'aa an expatriate but for the promotion-;
of American trade. 1 tove the flag believing in Its significance. My 'beloved '
mother and slater paaaengera on the Laconia have baesj. foully murdered
on the high seas. Ct . .
"Aa an ..American cltlsen outraged and as auchfully within my rights
and as an American nod and brother bereaved I call uuonwy government 'to
preserve its citizens' aetf respect and save others of my countrymen from
such deep grief aa t now feel. I am of military age. able to fight. If my
country can uae me against theee brutal assassins I ara at Its call.
"If It atultif lea my manhood and my nation's by remaining passive under
outrage I shall see a man' chanoe under another flag." a "
.' NCW.TORK Veb. t.-Oeorge A. .Young of thla city nephew of Mrs. "
Mary Hoyv made publlo TVMneeday the letters he wrote. Tuesday to Preai-
dent Wllaon Secretkry Lanalns Senator Wadaworth and ' RepresenUtlve
Chandler ot New. Torlt - 4 t ' . -. .
s In hla letter to tha president after referring to the sinking' of the La- r
W"istnot Mm sir. tnat you ae leader of this nation assume your duty;
of leadership atop talking and take some definite action to prevent the re-
currenca of such- a diaajaterr' f''-iii'; -.y..j).. : ; ' v
i Hla Mta to Secretary Lanalnr-aald in parts" .iMi"' .. ; ;
. ' "I aaK you If it la not time that the great American nation in' the govn. .
ernment ot which you hava an an important tutrl. ahould take some definite
f action otner tnan wiaay woroa.to prevent a repetition or occurrencaa sucn aa
i that reiataxi aoove- mevitaniy uie longer suoo action ta poatpoateo
. er it seems to me will be tbo penality which must be paid by th
f peopia-;;4.f.; . .
the German chancellor's plaint that the United States "brusquely" brok ett';
relations without giving "authentic" reason for Its action. '
MI8SI NO LINKSt ARE NOW MADE PLAIN.
The document supplies the missing link to many separate chains of
stances which until now have seemed to lead to no definite point. It aheda new
tight upon the frequently reported but indefinable movements of the Mexican gov? A
ernment to couple its situation with the friction between the United' States and t "
Japan- J w
It adds anothertrhapter to the celebrated' report of Jules Cambon French am'
baesador In Berlin before thai war of Germany's worldwide plana for stirring strlire V
on every continent whore' they might aid her in the struggle for world domination
which she dreamed was close at hand. ' ' .
It adds a climax to the operations of. Count Von Bernstorff and 'the Qermaa . " :.t
embassy In this country which have been colored with passport frauds chargee of
dynamite plot and IntrlKua the full extent of which never has been published. v i '
It gives new credence to persistent reports of submarine bases on Mexican terrt-'
tory in the Gulf of Mexico; it takes cognisance of a fact long recognized by Ainert- jy -can
army chiefs that if Japan ever undertook to Invade the United States It probably - '
would be through Mexico over the border and into the Mississippi valley to split;'1.':-'
the country in two. :'.-f'!v!
WHY BERNSTORFF WANTED TO GO TO HAVANA. . - It' j
It recalls that Cosnt Von Bernstorff when handed hla passports was very relue t V
tant to return to derraany but expressed a preference for asylum In Cuba. It gives : "v
a new explanation to Tne repeated arrests on theorder of men charged by Amerl-J-j l
can military authorities .with being German intelligence agents. V
Last of all it seems to shoW a connection wttlT General Carranxa's recent proi. XF'
poea to neutrals that exports of food and munitions to the entente allies be cut off . .
and intimation that he might stop the supply of oil so vital to the British navy
which la exported from the Tamplco fields.' I . ' '".i
What conajresJ will do and how members of congress who openly have sympa-i; "'
thized with Oermany In their opposition to clothing the president with full authority
to protect American rights will regard the revelation of Germany's machinations A '
to attack the JJnltert States Is the subject Wednesday night of keenest interest y
- GERMANY'S PR0PO8AL VIRTUALLY ACT OF WAR.' ' vV
Such a propocal as Germany instructed her minister to make to Mexico borders ' -
on an act of war if actually It la not one. If "
No doubt exists here now that the persistent reports during the last two years M;:'
of the operations of German agents not alone in Mexico but all through Central -' . '
America and the West Indie are based on fact. . V".;
There is now no doubt whatever that the proposed alliance with Mexico was y '
" ' (Continued oh" Page Two'.) . ::i
ICY CLUTCH OF WAVES TOOK
LIVES OF LACONIA VICTIMS ;
t XAuotitttd Prtts Rttvrl.) . . '
LIVERPOOL Feb. 18. Rev. f. Duns tan Sargent of Grenada .British"
. West Indies a passenger on - the Laconia who administered the last rites ;
of the Catholio church to seven persons whQ perished gave to the Asso-'
elated Press Wednesday the following account of the death of Mrs Mary
Hoy and 'Miss Elsabeth Hoyjf Chicago and Cedrio P. Ivatt of Lobdon:
"Mrs. Hoy died in the arms of her daughter. Her body slipped off Into
tha sea out of her daughter's weakened arms. ' The heartbroken daughter I
succumbed a few minutes afterwards and her body fell over the side ot the
boat as we were tossed by the huge waves. .
"In Icy water up to her knees for two hours the daughter all the time '
bravely supported her aged mother uttering words of encouragement to hen V
- From tha start both were' violently "sea sick which .coupled with cold and '
exposure gradually wore down their courage. 'They were brave women." ?
After a pause father Saraent continued; ' l .'.t
. ' "The first to die ln our boat was V. Irvine Robinson of Toronto. After j
his body had been consigned to the sea" we toaaed about for an hour; getr-y
ting more and' more watef. until the gun wales. were) almost level with the . ..
Then Mr.- Ivatt who waa )tot physically Strong succumbed In the arms of
- his Itaaoee. who "waa close beside him trying n vain to keep him wsrpi by -.
.throwing ier wealth' of hair about hla neck. . Even' after he died; she re-X'
'.' fused to vlve him up and although tha .addiyona weight made the sttua-.
' tloft more dangerous for us all. We yielded to her pitiful pleading and sli;
-lowed Her to keep the body. It faa taken aboard the rescuing patrol from
' which it wm. burled. 'The burial aboard the patrol. at which. I omclated.
'was a solemn 'and' vmemorable ' ceremony. : ' . iv''''Ar$''r$
The Hoys were the next te pass away after Mr. tvatL Thea a 'flr- r
rasaa died aadjater twp ethers of the csew who were to thinly Clad to resist '.
. eaposijre.v Altogether we' were In .the- boat i hours.'
rstner eargent was nam at wara.at tne oars. ana si sailing panning io an-
I minister the last sacrament when his ministrations ere requestcd. -jeeaaaeaa)eeeeee-weeeeaeeeeea--e
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