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fFOR MORE TIME
Says He Must Consult His
Generals Before Par?
ticipating at Niagara.
MAY CAUSE TROUBLE
\*! Mexico Amazed at Utterance
Pebel Agents in Washing?
ton at Loggerheads.
..?r? Tke.Trlftun? K??re*u.|
?hivgton, June 28. Ceneral Car- :
i has telegraphed his agents in
itigton that he desires more time !
: before giving a definite answer to the I
?al that he send delegates to ,
with the Huerta agents at Ni
. Falls informally to discuss Mex- :
Mltnn affair?. 1* was stated to-night
HHat. while Carranza gives no definite
er at this time, his general atli- !
??bis Appears to be favorable to par- ,
er?l Carran?a explains that, be- i
naking a deci?ion, he desires to '
lit with his generals. He wishes
? nothing co.ui.-.ry 10 the "plan of ;
'ulupc" under which he is opcrat
atad believes that he should ask
Jvice of the military leaders and
ot some of the influential and impor ,
m n of the Revolutionary eau.*?.-.
A B C mediators were informed
last night of (.eneml Carranza's latest
message. It i.s predicted here to-night
that Carraiua's final answer will be i
The publication of the statement is?
sued by Captain Breceda, ?arranza's
military secretary, r.ow in \Va.?hin?gton
on a special mission, caused a sensa
*fton i? Mexican circles, and it is eon
?ffed ceruin that it w:!l create a !
it deal of trouble.
of the statement was sent
heral Villa last night. As it shows ,
Carranza has split with Villa, and '
i'i clos? ? friends are
??y attacked, it is believed certain
?ilia will be highly displeased and
?robable that the break between
i .ider?, which Villa has been
tryt(?f publicly to cover up, will be
open aim irreparable.
of State Bryan would say
nothing to-day conrerning tlie refer
:!i the Breceda .statement to
?nericaa Consular agent, George
others, who has been detalle.I lo
with Villa, and who" is known to
(lose friend of the rebel military
? rhferentially blamed
?'c:s for the unfortunate state of
attmrs ex'sting between Carra?a? and
The only Maternent that could
btaincd fr??m State Department of
v.as the remark that "Mr.
alar agent of the
Washington delegation of Con- <
stitutionalists i* becoming divided. Ap
tly the hues tollow the direction
?personal feelings c?,
?? Villa and Carranza. Some
are al ?ach other's
throat?*. As nearly all are living in
ame hotel, the situation is inter
DENIED OIL MEN
Allegations Involving Waters
Pierce Company May Be In?
vestigated by Congress.
[Fren Th? Tribune Bureau 1
linirton, June 28. Denials came
various quarters to-day that
my wrongful connection be
? itutionali.'.t fight for
> and any foreign in
rticularly the Waters-Fierce
bncerr ?id 11. ('. Pierce, as was
?! i:i publi -I'.?'?! acccnntJ to-day
i reproduced what pu i poned t<?
ndence between Captain S.
I (f. Hopkins, of Was) ington, counsel for
in! agency here, am! Mr. Pierce,
Captain Hopkins and
There may, however, be a Congres
*on. Senator William
?gU?an Sm th iaaued :i statement to
in vhich he indicated that he
???I tint great oii interest?-- were
? iblo f??r the revolution. Sen
it an investiga?
te with proprietj al
tllBC if this sliould he dune, he
there ?should ?be no political mo
?lopkins said C'?:it the corre
which had been published
at all accurate. He said that six
? une one hn?k?' into hil of
? d rifled his deak. il" will not
'?o he thinks is responsible, He
there is nothing v r(?il(r about his
r?iatioiis with Mr. Pierce and General
Ml /.ul'Hi;'ti, Cnranza's chief rep
i. entative here, and Luis Cabrera,
Conatitutlorialiat agent, i
li?t there was not a cent
>f forei'cn money behind the ?r?volution
1 muza. Senator Smith said, ?e
? to published correspondence:
condition of affairs, wh.le eon
isting ?-heretofore largely of frag
evidence, with occasionally
?1 there a definite sworn Mate
harmonized completely with the
J_*?1<'t? drawn hy me and conununi
o 'ho Senate several months ago.
u! that the Mexican rebellion
marten in the
..- BHerburne G. Hopkins, and
?Wwi iW?shiiii''o'i jimt?? nail from
? begi:.: i ; >???.(? .... :
;>on a composition of the dif
tarrounding the Mexican Re?
?blic becaus" was absolutely noeoa
iry for them ;o g-?t hold of the xov
ninent, its ?resources and treasury In
dot to pay back the favor? extended
>*le form or another -.?> their t?elf
tPmtd revolution. Nothing but the
??f Mexico and the right to
?1 out concessions and manipulate
e railroads of the country ?*rfll ever
ttftj the people who ai
9* for the present conditions of
?Whether the Senate will take coc
? ?it ions I am.
although I am clearly of
?let-it be your beneficial
practice to CHEW IT
AFTLR EVERY MEAL.
'i ' ' V1?V
!? . / i 59?.
i he opinion that tbe work which waa
begun nnd marly conclueled b> our
committee some months ago might with '
perfect propnet?, be taken up at this
time, if thi? ia done there should be |
no political motive behind it. There ?
wan no political motive before and !
there should be none now."
I By Tel?cr.-?|?h to The Tribune 1
Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 28. - '
Apropos of correspondence between H. i
(lav Pictce. Sherburne Hopkins and '
General Carran-.a. printed in "The
. ork Herald" this morning, I.un
? \ican delegate, gave out a
ent this evening in which he
"1 suppose that the correspondence
published in to-day's issue of 'The ,
New York Herald' is genuine, as I con?
sider it itnpossib." for a nev-apaper of
?tiding to pi-blish any document
v ithout being certain of its authen- |
tinty. As th-t correspondence con?
tains allusions to me which are entire?
ly incorrect. 1 think it right to con
them. Wherefore I beg to
state that I have never belonged to
any political party in Mexico.
"Precisely because of this, it was the ;
'?n Francisco I. Madero's desire
that I should continue as chairman of '
tbe board of ?iir ctors of the Nationa1
"It is not true, either, that I repre
s? nt Lord Cowdray's personal inter?
ests on the board of the National Rail- ?
ways. It is equall:,' untrue that Lord
Cowdrsy has the slightest say or influ?
ence in the National Railways.
"Since tbe organization of the com
panv known as the National Railways
of Mexico I have been a member of
its beard, and in that time the com?
pany has had no business dealings
with Lord Cowdray."
LONG TO GO HOME
Hope Rebel Envoys Will Arrive
To-day?Find Canada Strict?
ly Observes Sabbath.
K> GEORGE GRISWOLI) HILL.
Niagara Falls. Ont., June 28. There
la a rumor to-night that the Constitu?
tionalist representatives will reach
here some time to-morrow, and it is
hoped that they will, as further delay
can only add to the difficulties of those
who have been working for peace. Dr.
Naon, the Minster of Argentina, said
to-night that he believed there Would
be some definite word from the Consti?
There were no developments to-day, .
only the usual quiet of a Canadian
Sunday, broken occasionally by the ap?
pearance of an American tourist. Sun- ?
day is observed so strictly in these
parts that all the saloons close at 2 '
o'clock on Saturday afternoon and re?
main closed until Monday morning. As
a consequence there is a great proces?
sion of residents of Niagara Falls, Can?
ada, over the toll bridge to the Amer?
ican s-ide every Saturday evening, a
procession which continues until al?
most midnight, when the tide sets the
t?ton the playing of lawn tennis is
against the law here, hut the medi?
ators lend so strong a diplomatic at?
mosphere t,o this little colony that
there has leen no interference with
?he games piayed by any of the mem?
In the hotel there are dances every
eveninc, except Sunday. On that night
there is a sacred concert in the ball?
room, which is dutifully attended by
the manager of the hotel and his wife,
who sit and listen in solemn state
but by no others. Some of the young
people in the mediation colony found
an accommodating fiiend to play the
piano one Sunday evening and danced
once, but never again. The following
i Sunday a heavy carpet had been laid
I in the bal'room and a collection of set?
tees gracefully grouped in the centre
??? ?he room, and SUMS then dancing
on Sunday has been discourai-ed.
Will Not Admit Them to Terri?
tory He Controls, and Open
Warfare May Result.
? ip_ to The Tril.n: ? |
Juarez, M xico, June 28.- General
Carranza has barred from territory
i which he controls in Mexico all of
I those known to be in sympathy with
1 General Villa, according to advices
reaching here to-day. Carrnnza's order
has kein A. Aguirre Bcnavides, broth?
er of General E. A. Bcnavides, of Vil?
la's army, from entering Mexico a'
: Neuvo Laredo, which Carranza hies
; made his headquarter?, following his
flight from Saltillo.
Bcnavides, who was named by Villa
as prosecutor of William S. Benton In
the court martial, which Villa said was
, held in Juarez, owns oil lands at Tam
' pico and was eager to go to that city.
He ?vis re'uscd permission to enter
any part controlled by Carranza.
General Ramon Fraustro, president
of the Carranza commission, which
investigated the killing of Benton and
of Gustav Bauch, is missing, and Car?
ranza men believe he has been put to
death by Villa's orders. Fraustro was
lust heard from in Torre?n, following
the forwarding of the commissioners'
report to Carranza. Villa officials in
Juarez admit he vas in jail in Torre?n,
v he was released and went to
Saltillo. The report, it is said, holds
Villa responsible for Benton's death.
SAN LUIS POTOS?
Not Likely, It Is Thought, to
Start for Mexico City
Until Its Fall.
-as Negras, June 2?*. Whether
General Villa, having taken Zacatecas,
will lead hi.? men acroas the distance
between that town niui Sun Luis I'otosi
along the branch of the national sys?
tem of rnilroads is the question that
is troubling northers Mexico, according
to persons who have arrived here from
icy and Saltillo.
?General Villa? the travellers say, ha?
announced his intention of taking the
subjugation of the Federal foi
his own shoulders, and it is questioned
by late arri\als if he would risk leav
' ing a Federal ?garr?aos in hia rear on
the mare'i toward Mexico City, even
though General Pablo Gonzalez and the
division o' the northwest is on the way
to attack San Luis I'otosi from the
north. It will be necessary toi (ion
zale/. to repair the railroad for some
distance before he can attack San Luis
Potosi.'and it is saiJ that it might be
possible for Villa to cross over and
? take the town before Gontnlez could
'luv '?un* of General Carranza are
a mystery, persons from Monterey ^ay.
According to their statements he has
promised to visit several towns in the
north of Mexico within the next f??w
weeks but whether he will take
j Monterey as his temporary headquar?
ters is not known. Carranza's pro?
gramme, as announced before he left
Durango and before the breach with
Villa, has been forgotten. He said he
would announce* his provisional cabinet
and h?s d?claration of principles or
? m of reforms on his arrival at
PEACE WITH HUERTA
Secret Negotiations Said1
to Have Been in Prog?
ress for Days.
CHIEFS IN REVOLT
Best Generals Refuse to Co-op?
erate with Federais?Vera
Cruz Guard Reduced.
Vrr? Cru_, Juno _K. Secret peace
negotiations between General Carranza'
Bild Huerta have been in progress in ?
the capital, according to Antonio Mag
non, an American, who arrived from '
Mexico City to-day. Mr. Magnon said
that representatives from Carranza
had been in the capital several days !
in confer? nc.e with Huerta, but that j
the details of the discussions were un- *
It was thought in the capital that a
peace agreement between Huerta and
Carranza, based on Iluerta's resigns*
tion. was certain to come soon. < ai ?
ranza being forced to make some con- |
cessions because of his disagreements '
with Generals Villa and Angclea. It I
is reported in the capital that sup- j
porters of Villa and Carranza have
?boon fighting near Monterey.
Mr. Magnon also aald that Huerta's |
volunteer forces at San Luis Potosi, '
including all the note 1 chieftains, such
as General 1'ascual Orozco and Gen?
eral Antonio Ro.'??*. had refused to co?
operate further with the regular army
or to withdraw toward the capital, but
would fight the Constitutionalists in
that region. The volunteer chieftains,
most of whom arc veteran? of the three .
years' border warfare. *.ere all fron- ,
tiersmen, and, according to Mr. Mag
non, say that the Federal recruits are
hopeless as soldiers and only hamper
the actions of the veteran volunteer.?-.
General .Toaquim Maas, Federal com?
mander at San Luis Potosi, went to the
capital on Friday to confer with
Huerta, Mr. Magnon said, and was still
there when Magnon left Mexico City on
Saturday. Magnon said General Mua .
whom he had known for years, con?
firmed the reported action of Mie vol- !
The Federals are fortifying Aguas t
Calientes against a Constitutionalist
advance, but it is understood in the
capital that Villa plans to direct his
net blow against Queretaro. cutting
both the National and Central rail?
ways and compelling the abandonment
by the Federal forces of much territory
to prevent them from being cut olf
from the capital.
Mr. Majjnon saiil that he learned at
Soledad that the Federals were gath?
ering railway equipment for the nar?
row gauge Interoceanic Railroad, pre?
paring for the withdrawal of General
Rubio Navarrette and his entire force,
now stationed at the San Francisco ?
railroad bridge, guarding it against a
possible American advance.
General Garcia Pena, according to
Mr. Magnon, in still at Soledad, but
there are many indications that Fed?
eral forces ?before Van Cms are i" mt
rapidly re?luced and that only a thin
frings of rural guards will be left to
maintain the outposts.
Mr. Magnon said that it was gen?
erally believed in the capital that the
refusal of the volunteers to take
orders from the regular officers would
be a severe blow to Huerta, as the
volunteers were his most trustworthy
BIG LINER STUCK
Continued from nage I
the scene of the accident some time
before midnight, and are standing by
! the Anchor liner ready to render any
unce necessary. The Londonder?
ry gunboats have not been recalled.
The government ships which have
I reached her are those which were pn
| trolling the northwest Irish coast to
prevent gun-runners slipping in and
landing cargoes of arms and munitions
I of war for the I'lsterilps. The/ were
?he airst to pick up h?->* wirslssa calls
for assistance, and lost no time ii.
dashing to her aid. They steamed
through the fog at reckless speeel, ?iia
renrding all danger to themselves.
The California has on board 115 first
cabin passengers, .',00 second cabin and
i>00 steeraze, a total c*f 915. She he s
been in the transatlantic service for
1 four years, has a tonnage of 0,000 and
is commanded by Captain J. H. ('overly,
." votaran captain of the Anchor Line,
rnd long in its Mediterranean service.
When the California sailed from
, Hum York she had on board the fol?
lowing cabin passengers:
Mr?. W. Alderson, Brooklyn; Master
Stanley Alderson, Brooklyn; Miss
l.dith Alderson. Brooklyn; Andrew
Baxter. New York; Mrs. Robert Brod
eriek. New York; Mrs. L. J. Byrne,
laltimore; Oscar A. Brooktield, X? .?.
York; William .-'. Boas, Charleston;
Miss Genevi?ve Broaden, Akron; Mrs.
A. P. Bird. Grcensburg; Mrs. Thomas
1? Bennett, Brooklyn; Mi>. William
Bond, New York; John R. Clifford,
New York; Mrs. Helen Gray Cone,
, New York.
Miss Otelia Cromwell. New York:
Misa Mary Cromwell. New York;
Charle? 9. Copeland, Baltimore;
Henrietta Colen.cn, Rush.ille; Miss
Grace I>?"?lsn. Brooklyn; Miss .1
Dnnwiddie, New York: Misa Marion I.
I'unviildie. New York: William ' '
n n, Philadelphia: William .1. Doug
laa, Newark; Misa Elisabeth Kavidson,
Philadelphia; Mrs. Jennie V. Dodge,
Miss Mildred Dodge. Brooklyn; Miss
Minnie Faston, Brooklyn: Miss Annie
Juliet Earle, Baltimore; Kdwin A. Falk,
New York; M?M Jennie Frazcr, New
York; Mrs. George W. Fulton, Galv.
ton; Miss Jewel) Fulton, Galvcston;
Miss Eunice Temple Ford, Baltimore;
White Gibson, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs.
, White Gibson, Birmingham; Master
Whits Gibson, Birmingham: Miss MsD.
; Gibson. Birmingham; Lawrence God
kin. New York
Mrs. James Johnson. Brooklyn:
Da* id Jamison. Philadelphia; Mi?
Helen Johnston, Philadelphia; Mi?
? Fmma A. Klauser, New York; William
Kemp. Glasgow; Mr.-. Marcus Kava
naugh, Chicago; Mrs. J. Keeney, New
York; Dr. Lee Davis Lodge, Biltimore;
Edwil II. Lewi.?. Chicago; Miss Muriel
Loo, Baltimore; Hugh K. Lorimer,
Glasgow; Walter A. Lorimer, Philadel
! phia: Miss Margaret H. Lorimer, Phil?
adelphia; Miss M. I. Lansdell. Balti?
more; Symington Macdonald. Macdon
ald: David Morrin. Trinidad; George
S. Murray. Columbus; Miss Murray.
Columbus'; Robert McLean. Pittsburgh;
Annie F.. McClai. Baltimore; Miss
F.lizabeth McDonald. Birmingham, Ala.:
Mis? Florence L. Neill, Bay Rites;
Francis O'Neill, Philadelphia; -Mrs.
.Francis O'Neill. Philadelphia: George
' Ogg. Glasgow, Miss Carrie Ong, Co?
Mrs?. Alice W. Parsems, Brooklyn:
Mrs. Laura S. Pattee, Boston; M.?
Pattee, Boston; Miss D. tjuinn. New
: York; Alexander L. Quinn. Boston:
Elizabeth Quinn, New York; Charles
B. Rand, Buffalo. Wyo.*, Mrs. (maries
B. Rand. Buffalo. Wyo.; Miss Helen
??.and, Buffalo. Wyo.; Master Ralph
?tand, Buffalo. Wyo.; Benjamin M.
taetall, Saratoga Springs; Mrs. Benju
MARTIN W. LITTLETON,
Chairman of Safe and Sane Celebra?
NOISY FOURTH SURE,
BUT MINUS POWDER
Celebration to Begin When
Thousands of Children
Will Gather at Schools.
ELECTRIC BULBS TO
MAKE CITY OF FIRE
Air Raer Up Hudson in After?
noon?Music and Song
at City Hall.
"A noiseless Fourth and for New
York -tut, tut!" said Martin W. Lit?
tleton, chairman of the Safe and ?Ban?
Celebration Committee. "We are only
going to show them that u Fourth of
July celebration can be a noisy affair
without the assistance "of gunpowder
According to Mr. Littleton, the noise
wil begin at 10:10 ui th? forenoon.,
when thoueandl of school children will
be assembled in all the school audi- ,
torium? of the live boroughs to take
part in flag drills, folk dance* and
any other fora <?f endeavor which ha*
a tendency to tweftk the eagle's tail a?id I
make the lordly bird scream.
However, the real headquarters of
the eai!y festivities will be at the
City Hall, .??*!,( i ?? Speaker Champ (lark,
Governor Glynn and Mayor MiUhel
will make patriotic orations. At inter?
vals a band of sixty pieces will play .
William J. Lee. chairman of the nth
letic committee, will lie the protagon?
ist of the afternoon. I'nder his direc
I lion '10,000 public and private school
childreij will compete, in Riverside,
; Bennct*. Rescrvor an.l Jasper O.al
parks foi silver cups to be given as
?prizes in running race**., potato races,
'jumping contests and wreatliug bouts.
I'nder the auspices of the Aero Club
of America aviation races will be held
1 in the afternoon. The flying machines,
i to be handled by some of the most
daring pilots in the country, will leave
1 Governor's Island at 3:30 and proceed
? up the Hudson as far as -?'puyten
DuyrlL There they will turn and
tra*/el aouthwurd to the Atlantic Yacht
Club station at Coney Island.
The night is to be made beautiful to
I the small boy, even if the l.reworks,
with all their baleful charm, are left
out. The City Hall will he ablaze with
electric lights, and altogether as lurid
ai son? Arabian Night's dream. Cen?
tral Park, Prospect Park, Riverside
Drive, th? Pla?a, all the ?great breath?
ing spots of the city will b? decked in
twinkling bulbs, scattered their length.
Professor Henry T. Fleck, chairman
' of the music committee, has announced
thai ?luring the evening he will con?
duct h (horns of 1,0(1(1 \oue-. in City
Hall Park. The singers will represent
the best amateur talent in the rive bor
1 ongha. Song festivals will also be held
in other parts of the city.
i Tammany Hall will celebrate the
l_!'th anniversary of its birth and the
. l'tHlh anniversary of the signing of the
? Declaration of Independence, with old
time terror. ?Senator Jumes Hamilton
Lewis will be the orator of the day at
I the 14th st wigwam.
To not? Mr. Littleton again, "it will
be a Fourth with a punch in it."
! min II. Pa.'.all. Saratoga Spring-; Miss
Jessie ?T. Robertson, Chicago;
| Helm Edwin? Roberteon, Chicago;
Mia? Juella Raber, Weleotarille.
Walter Scott, Neiv York; Irving A.
Sartoiius, New York; Dr. William H.
Stack, New York; David M. Staebler,
Brooklyn; Mr?. David If, Staebler,
Brooklyn; Karl II, Staebler. Brooklyn;
Patrick M. Sweeney, Brooklyn; Master
Jarns Sv.eenc?., Brooklyn; Master Jack
Sweeney, Brooklyn; Miss Amne Swee?
ney, Brooklyn; Andrew K, Sanborn,
V ilmington* Mrs. Andrew K. Sanborn,
Wilmington; Mis? Helen Scott, Clin?
ton; the Rev. W. Bertrand Stevens,
M. H. fang. Madison; Miss Jnne O.
Thonip? in, New York; Miss Rath Tut
[bill, Boatoijj Miss Susan Tiffany, Bos
!ton; Mrs. Edward M. Worden, Salem;
? Law son Byron Wiley, Salem; Mrs. I.aw
son Byron Witty, Salem; Miss Anita
L. Wallace. New Haven; Miss Nelli?
'C D. Wallace, New Haven; Dr. Andrew
George Wilson, Philadelphia; Dr. Theo?
dore F. Wolfe. LedgeWpoo; Miss Mary
; Wolfe, I.edgewood, William Wason,
Trov; Mr?. William Waso. . Trov; Mis?
I. W. Wil???. Detroit; Frank R. Wal
NEW SPANISH CRISIS
Premier Dato Will Increase
the Navy or Resign.
??.?.hi* to Tl
Madrid. June '_;?. A crisis is again
impending in the Spanish Cabinet, ow?
ing to the opposition in parliament to
'the government's plan to build a sec?
ond navy .??luadron. The Socialists,
the Republicans and other minor
uroiips are (irmly opposed to thi*
?course, on the ground that the present
! fleet is sufficient for the requirements
of the country. On the other hand, if
no more warships ate built, the navy
| yards at Ferrol will be closed and
i some three thousand men thrown out
Premier Dato announced to-day that
I,- wil! ??_ parliament to \o!.
Wednesday on the naval programme,
ami thai, should he fail to obtain a
I majority, he will resign.
TO PAY 75 CENTS
Lawyers Think Securities
in New Company Will Be
Part of Settlement.
BUSY ON PLAN OF
System Based on Lines of United
Cigar Stores Company
May Be Worked Out.
Preliminary reports of the condition
of the H. B. Clallin Company and Us
.In n <>f dependent stores thus far
made to the lawyers and others en?
gaged in tiying to diMfiteBfts it? ni?
mm now indicate that the earlier
prediction? that the Claflin Company'
would nay 100 cents on the dollar
were based on too roseate a view. It j
is said that 7? cents on the dollar is
a? much as can be confidently looked
for. Part of that may be in securities
of a new company, and any scheme i
looking toward a larger amount will :
involve deferred payments of part of
the amount in one form or another.
Just now, according t<? one of the ?
i I in the case, the. country bauk
en to an unusual extent hold the key '
to the situation. The term "country
banker" covers bank.3 outside a few of
the larger cities, and there are 3,000
or more of them who hold this paper.
Thus far they have not rushed for?
ward to pledge themselves to any plan
the bankers' committee may work out,
prefrrria** t-o wait until they sas what
President Alexander's committee pro- j
poses to do. Another thing that holds ?
many back is a desire to find out ?vhat
the chances are of the original makers
of the paper they hold meeting the ;
obligation at maturity.
Some of the makers arc good for
their notes beyond all question. Others
will have ?lifticulty in paying 100 cents.
Inder the circumstances, some of the
bankers are inclined to wait and sec ?
what the makers can do. this on the
chance of getting the face value of |
Ike notes, rather than put them into j
an?, scheme in which they ,?:tan?l to lose
fart of their principal.
I nload Doubtful Paper.
There is no such reluctance on the
part of those holding notes by doubt?
ful makers, so that, as matters stand,
the committee is assured of getting
substantially all the questionable pa- '
per. while much of the good paper,
aside from that held in New York and
the larger citie.*. is held out.
T?. what extent the small note holder
will succeed in making trouble for the
Alsxander committee and others who
aro working to bring about a settle?
ment is a large problem. The same
applies ?n the small mercantile credi- '
?tor, who, however, is coming forward
rtry generously to aid the mercantile
*'ee In straightening thint*
"It would be impossible to give any
ligures a* this time as to the propor
tioa of mercantile claims that have ?
come in with us," said .lame? N. Kosen
1.? i-.'. of Rosenberg. Lorii ? Ball, coun- ;
ael for the mercantile creditors, "but I
'?-m say that the results so far are
gi-.t.f/ing. Thus far we have met with
r..i opposition, and there is no reason
lor expecting any. We are working
with the other interests to protect
cv.'ivbodv and aid in working out some
n ni)-. heme that will be fair
atyhtty and assure a minimum
What this plan would be Mr. Kosen
iierg .-aid no one could at this time
?tell, there being so many factors in- '
volved, and any plan depending upon
the ir.dings of the expert accountants
m thic and the other cities where there
m.' Clafltfl stores. It would be a con
: ule-rabie time, he said, before it coul?!
I | expected that all this material
would be available.
In other quarters, it is said, these
reports will not be as good as might
i.i wished, not even in the parent house
of the H. B. Claflin Company. In trade
circles it is held that any inventory :
taken by independent experts will show j
:? larfl scaling off in prices compared
with th? values at which many items
have been carried on the Claflin books.
This applies particularly to dead stock,
or stock that moves slowly, which in
trade circles is known as "greens," and
to the real estate holdings, which at a
s; le would not bring the prices at
] which they are carried on the books.
BOW big this item will be no one can
at prat oat ?ay. but it will materially
redoes the surplus over direct lia?
bilities of the Claflin Company, a?
show:: in recent inventories, though it
ui? show that the house, aside from
contingent liabilities, is handsomely
So far a-, any plans have beert con- j
1 sidered, the one favored most looks to
the creation of n system on the lines
, of the United Cigar Stores Company,
| with the Clafin Company in this city
H the buying agency. The trouble
' with this scheme, however, is that
v, hile the cigar business is standard?
ised the drygoods business is not, and
the $1,000 to $1,500 a year manager
that can be depended upon to run a
cigar store is not ?he type to be
?laced in charge of a bi_r department
in a stoic, much less in charge of the
: store itself. If any way can be fourni
wksrehj this ??chenie can be arranged
th? chances favor its being tried out.
This ??theme contemplates Mr. Claf?
lin remaining at the head of the house,
i.i charge of the mercantile end, with
? representative of the bankers, ?vho
must finance the reorganization, look
.ng out for the money affairs of the
concern. It also involves the winding,
' up of the H. B. Claflin Company as a
' jobbing house with a large force of
men on the road at all times selling in
direct competition with the manufact?
urers of many of the lines they carry.
The bankers' committee will meet
to-day, and may have ?omc plan
I to announce to the noteholders. The
mercantil-' committee will have no fur?
ther forma! conference until some com?
mon bafis to work from has been es?
tablished. There is no cessation of ac
t vities in the Claflin house. Goods are
; being reevi.ed much as ?ormerly, the
position of the seller delivering goo-ls
' now being better than Unit of the
mr.ker or agent who sold last week, as
j the recei'-ers are responsible now and
:ure of paying 100 cents on the dollar,
, while for goods delivered on the day
of the receivership the sellers will
? have to v ait for their money. Goodl
.-.re not iromg out in as large volume,
credits being more closely scrutinized
?'The Dry Goods Economist," the or?
gan of the trade, is out with an appeal
ir its current issue for merchants gen
, erally to take a cool view of the Claf?
lin troubles and not be stampeded into
? any needless sacrificing of value?.
"The good merchant," ?ays the Econ?
omist, "should not engage in any
?laughter of merchandise values for
ierr that some competitor may be
tempted to 'start things' in his town.
"If he is engaged in business in a
city where one of the stores affiliated
wnh the H. R. Claflin Company is
?Itiietly eondue-ting its business, he may
pro-peri** ?ho*- substantial evidence of
hi-? gQod v ill by refraining from com?
ment and from attempts to take com?
petitive advantage of the event, throuf n
newspaper publicity or otherwise.
"This is a period when all good stores
should stand together. Indeed, it may?
be wise for the leading drygoods mer
?hants of ea?h community particu?
larly those wherein a note affiliate 1
?with the H. B. Claflin Company in lo?
cated-to quietly meet and determine
on due co-operative methods designe
to maintain the balance of ".he loe;i
"In some centres certain misguide
merchants may start 'Claflin reorgan
zation sales,' and adopt otner regrc
table methods tending to upset loci
conditions. Any concern which indulg?
in such a practice prematurely, ?j
without justification, is to be several
"M??an??/hile, no useful purpose wil
be ?erved by speculating as to the ulti
H???? ?? outcome of the (l.iflin aituatioi
We are now on th?? eve of ?he mark?
buying season, fit recomr.i
th? merchant make hi? pluns, con
?r; lively and consistently, and no
allow himself to be warped into
hilling or hesitating attitude. Th
real merchant shows his true mettl
in h disturbed situation. He neve
gets 'rattled* when there is troubl
in sight. At such times he is maite
of 'limrelf and of his business.
"The underlying conditions of th
frrwlc and of the ?-ountry are sound
The crops will he of record-breakinj
volume. T!,ere is good rei-son, indeed
to believe that the country is ap
pronching a great commercial expan
sioti. Apparently, the Claflin disante
ha?: to come. And, after all, it is bet
ter that it should arrive near the en?
of a period of so-called general busi
ness depression than at the top of |
Villa Forces Engage Fugitives a
Salinas, Killing and Wound?
ing Four Hundred.
*? Telegta*- io _*hs Tribus i
Zacatecas. Mexico, June _8. - Agual
Calientes has been abandoned by th?
Fed?rala They will make their nexl
stand at San Luis I'otosi.
This is indicated in dispatches re
ceived here to-day. One announced
that General ?.. A. Bcnavides. com
manding Ihe Zaragoza brigade o(
General Villa's army engaged th?
forces of General Benjamin Argumedo
to-day at Salinas, half way between
Aguas Calientes and San I.uis Potosi
and killed or wounded four hundred of
the Federals. The other dispatch sai?!
that General Villa's army had reached
the outskirts of Aguas Calientes and
?hat the town appeared to be without
Federal defenders. General Argumedo
was reported wounded during the
Federals in Aguas Ca1 ?entes were
commanded by Genera! Jimenez Castro
and tiiey had been augirmented in num?
bers by the remnant of the army of
General Bsrron. which Villa had driven
from Zacatecas. It is regarded as
likely that (?encrai Castro has decided
to make a stand in San Luis Potosi, a
more strategic point, and one closer in
touch with Mexico City. It is believed
that General Castro'.-, army, exclusive
of the command of General Argurmido,
numbers nearly fifteen thousand.
Two train loads of rebel woumled
were sent from here to Torre?n to-day
to relieve the crowded condition of the
many hospitals here. Practically every
house in Zacatecas was converted into
a hospital, following the great battle of
Jas?, week. The wounded of both sides,
numbering thousands, were? gathered
into the homes 'of the people, women
and . children volunteering as nurses
and all physicians in the city giving
their service?. Conditions soon be?
came unbearable hit?! to save the lives
of many who could not be reached with
proper attention, ihe less seriously
wounded were sent to Torre?n.
The work of burying the dead and of
clearing the streets of the debris of
shattered buildings was continued to?
day. More than one thousands grave?
were dug in the waste of sand which
serve ? Zacatecas as a cemetery, and the
number of dead is being added to
daily as the woundcil succumb.
S ?pplies of food and medicines are
now being received and the situation
has been greatly relieved. For a time
the lack of fooi amounted almost to a
famine. _ _
t. R., FOR ONE DAY
OBEYS THE DOCTOR
Politics Tabooed on Saga?
more Hill?Ban Put
EVEN MALARIA CURE
MAN IS REPULSED
Colonel Attends Church at
Oyster Bay?Feels Better,
but Needs Rest.
il ran a mtattCorreetotienL]
Ovster Hay. N\ Y., .lime '.!?. ?)n the
f'rst train in here this morning came a
man to sec Colonel Roosevelt. He en?
gaged an automobile and was driven
to Sajranion? Kill, "here he announced
? to the maid that he bad an anpoint
ment to discuss with tne Colonel.
visitors to-day b*. Mr. Roose?
velt's order?," ?be maul told him. The
man was insistent.
"Very important," he said. The
young woman went in to i?**per.k witn
Quentin. She described the ciller as
i well dres.ed and apparently worthy
? of a hearing. Quentin came to the
"Mr. Roosevelt." he said, "is very
; sorry, but he cannot see any one to
| day. If you car?? to intrust me with
the message 1 shall be pleased to con?
The vi.-.itor hesitated.
"Well,"' he se.id, "I guess it will be
I all right. Now, I have here the finest,
surest cure for malar
"Good day, sir," said Quentin, and
closed the door.
There were other callers, and though
tl?ey had no cures for malaria they
, WUtt not given an audience by the
, Colonel. F.ven some Progressive lead
? ers who had motored down were turned
i back at the door, finding it impossible
. to break the day of rest plans.
There wi's no politics in the vicinity
?f Sagamore Hill to-day. and nothing
came from anybody closely in touch
1 with the situation.
The belief that the Colonel's health
1 r!iininat?f?s him finally from guberna
I torial figuring led the "experts" to re
eounl the names of every Progressive
| who had made more than two tr;p- to
r Bay this year as n candidate .
To make a short story long, the man
who is picked by the piazza
eters" is Harvey D. Hiiiman. I'm
M Davenport. William H. Hot
I'ainbridge Colby. Kxpert and unau?
thorized add'tions will be made on
ether rainy ?Jays.
Thi.i morning the Colonel ws? oi*
to attaad "rves at Christ Kpiscopa
Chinch with Mrs. Roosevelt sr.d Ai
; cHe. Becaus? of the newspaper ac?
colants of the Colonel'- slate of ?hafiHh
fh?> church had more than usml, '
i.Tidaic? and when the Roo
out miiiv in?i?iirif"? were madn
of the Colonel as to ho.v he was feel
oh. I'm ?': right" Mr. Rooseye't
I answered gingerly. "Ail I need is x
little lest just a litt'e red."
His movements showed no lack of
Roosevelt ?an vigor.
When the,Colonel retarned from Ins
Brasilias expedition he told the town
iol'v lie would deiner a le?.lure here
, on the River of Doubt. It if. now ex
! thai he will do this soon after
his Pittsburgh jump. Ho'/ever, if he
is not. la belter physical shape I
return than he is now, it may be aome
tune before he gives the lee-ture.
The most disturbed person in lo ft
is John Puff, a negro admirer o* rh?
Colonel. Sitting on hi? doort-.top. he
was reading the New Vork papers th
morning and mumbling over the re?
ports of the Colonel's < ondition.
"Looks like the Cunnel ?von't run,"
he remarked, "t'oursp, if the Cfl
don't run there ain't gwine t'be no
SEEK TO AID WHITMAN
Whitman headquarters will be op?
ened in Queens Borough probably next
week. Republicans of Long Island '
City, nnd other sections of the borough;1
who favor the nomination of the Now i
York County District Attorney for \
Governor are planning one of the big- j
gest and most aggressive campaign s J
to bring about Mr. Whitman's nomina?
tion. John A. Porter will be in charge)
of the headquarters.
Sume of those behind District At-,
torney Whitman's candidacy in Queen.??
are Joseph H. Dc Bragga. State Com
mitteeman; Herbert C. Conklin, An-4
thony Moore and Theron H. Burden.
Re-elects Dr. Weiss.
The seventh annual convention ot*
the Federation of Roumanian Jews of
America, which was begun last Satur?
day in lbs Hebrew Technical School
for Girls. Second av. and 15th st., came
to a close yesterday. The reports of
committees showed the last year to be
?he most prosperous in its history.
More than four hundred delegates, rep?
li senttng thirty-nine organizations,
with a member-hip of more than 14,000,
TARZAN of the APES
There's a thrill to the
minute in this amazing
story of Tarzan?son of an
. English Lord and reared in
| the African jungle among a
tribe of huge apes.
You've never met a hero like
Tarzan ? his marvelous
wooing?and you'll never
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