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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1913.
CREDIT FOR FARMERS
PLAN GAINS GROUND
Adminlstrntion Lenders Alimned
But Helicve Amendment
WHI He Kept Out.
HAVE AHGUMEXTS HEADY
Committee Mny fllve Curreney
Hill to House on Mon
day or Tuesday.
Wamin(iton. Aug. II.- A determined
flehl In behalf of the Itnirsdnlc-llenry
amendments proildlng for Ihe Issuing of
currency on rerllflontes representing whf.il.
corn nml cotton hold hi warehouse, such
certificate lo have the siime right of re
discount accorded lo "prime commercial
paper," was begun In the mucus of the
House Democrats to-ilny. This movement.
In I In- mimn of tlip farmer hy radical
Democrat, appear lo lie gaining headway
ami lenders admitted lo-nlght lli.it unle
II wn 'hccl;ed, some form of agricultural
credit might Unit It" way Into the Adminis
tration bill. They Insist Hint agricultural
.credits shall be provided In a separate
nirsnge, asserting that nucha system should
not be Incorporated In a banking bill such
as Ihr one now under consideration. They
sty further that despite the criticisms of
the so-called Insurgent", the Interests of
the farmers, ns well as all other classes,
nre properly safeguarded In the pending
While the leaders seem confident that the
Administration bill will be reported In Its
present form, I li-v admitted that the until
nieiitsof the Insurgents in support of what
has been hanii terled "corntnsel "currency
h.is undoubtedly made a strong Impression
on nvmy me'iibers, The Insurgent fight
to-d'iy was lel by Hepresentnlive Wlngo
of Arkansas and Neeley of Kansas, nietn
lifrsoflhe I'omnilttee on Il.inkltiK and Tor
Wliisrn nml Xerle Amur.
Mr Wlngo addres.cd himself primarily
to the llagdalc-llcnry amendments, while
Mr. Neeley made hl.i argument larirely In
opposition to Interlocking directorates and
Interlocking stock holdings.
The Kngsdnle-Henry amendments nre
opposed on the ground that In operation
they would result in Ihe impounding of the
Itreat agricultural stnples, encouraging
"corners," and enable farmers to manipu
late their products In such n way as to in
crease price "to Ihe consumers. Repre
sentative Henry of Texas, one of the authors
of the amendments, frankly admitted to
night that one of the ends that he sought to
attain was to put the farmer in a position
where he could hold his product until he
could lift his own price.
"The same thing Is done by merchants In
Other lines of business," wild Sir. Henry.
Why should Ihe privilege be denied the
Representative Olass of Virginia, chair
man of the mnking Committee, who is
handling the Administration bill in the cau
cus, contends that section 11 of the bill takes
care of the interest), of the farmers specifi
cally providing that his bills and notes shall
be accepted for discount when the proceeds
are used solely for agricultural purposes,
Mr. Glass said that If the Hagsdale-llcnry
amendments were enacted there would be
danger of speculator "holding up" the cou
Stanley 'hrlns Leaders.
It waa admitted by the leaders after the
caucus to-day that Messrs. Wlngo and
Neeley had presented the cane in a strong
light, and they were somewhat chagrined
to lenrn that Representative Stanley of
Kentucky had given assurances that If
tobacco was named aa one of the products
to be used as a basis for currency it would
draw the support of many members from
tobacco producing States.
"it is probably true," said Representative
Olaas, "that the arguments advanced to
day made some friends for the Itagsdale
Henry amendments. However, these argu
ments will be answered. It will be easy
to demonstrate that thla bill does not dis
criminate against the farmer and that
there was no Intention on the part of its
framera to discriminate ngninst the farmers
or any other class of citizens."
Debate on the Administration bill will
be resumed In the caucus to-morrow. Gen
eral debate v,as extended to-day from
eight to ten hours. This means thut the
caucus will not get down to amending the
bill until Thursday or Friday. ("nless the
unexpected happens the bill will be pre
sented to the House on Monday or Tuesday,
BANKS' REPORTS ENLARGED.
Ifevr Order Requires Mat of Loans
Mmtr o Other Institutions.
Washington, Aug. II. The acting
Comptroller of the Currency In Issuing
Ills call to-day for the report of the con
dition of the national banka at the close
of business Saturday. Aucuat 9. has re
quested also that all banka aend in de- !
tailed atatementa of all money loaned to
other bank, as well aa all money bor
rowed from other banks In the form of
rediscounts, bills payable or in any other
It la thought by the acting Comptroller
that thla amplification of the reports will
enable the office to determine more easily
, which banka borrow In order to meet
legitimate dlecounta and varying condi
tion sof local bualneaa and which banks
should be Hated as chronic borrowers,
those borrowing to relonn In normal
Heretofore national banka were re
quired to ahow notea and bills redls
counted for them by other banks nnd
money borrowed on bills payable and other
obligations from other banka, but they
were not required to ahow In detail loans
made to other banka. The new form will
ahow both sidea of auch transactions, so
that one may be checked against the
other and will enable the Comptroller's
office to determine which aectlons of the
United Statce are In need of additional
circulation at atated periods and which
banka accommodate their correspondents.
Daniel J. nogerr, cashier of the
Fourth National Bank, said last night
that the new rule respecting returns to
the Comptroller of the Currency would
not entail a heavy additional burden on
the bank. It means that more detailed
Information concerning the banka' bua
lneaa on the borrowing aide muat be given,
nnd the atep is taken, ho thought, to get
n basis for comparisons to be made In
the future. "Chronic borrowers" can be
detected through the present reports.
Having all Information on the samo re
port will facilitate such detection, he said.
WON'T DROP BILL, SAYS KERN.
Senator Asserts Work Will Coiillnae
hy Currency Tlakere.
Washinqton, Aug. 12. After a moot
ing of the Senate Democratlo "steering"
commute to-day Chairman Kern denied
that there waa any consideration given to
the question of abandoning currency legis
lation at the present aeaslon. Minority
leader aalltnger had aaid that the con
ensua of opinion among Hepubllcana waa
that the tariff il.VuiU ai.u v.- . ..
hortetied If the Democrats would agree
""'on on currency until next
winter. Senator Kern announced that a
paucua would be held on Thursday.
filt..L.Hhmber"lln ff Or80"
rMoimaanaed for promotion to the Mill-
Whether tteck c up w
town SAFETY remains the
rime requltlte for Inves
ted. Our Guaranteed
Meftmii are the infest
Investment In the world.
LAWYERS MORTGAGE CO
RICHARD M. KURD, PrttlOtnt
M Llkwtr MnM. Manhattan
IS MtfrtagM ttreet, raefclyn
tnry Affairs chairmanship, left vneant by
the'dcath of Senator Johnston.
Senator Chamberlain of tlrrgiiii after
attending the meeting of the steering
committee slid !
"We will be heir until December tall;
lug tiirlff utiles we ngree with the Hepub
lloans Hut the eutreney bill shall wait
until nest session. They are holding us
back now so that practically no ptotess
on the tariff schedules Is belnit niaile."
BANKERS AWAIT CAUCUS.
Will .Vol Meet In Cliloaiio Until Cur
rency mil la llrporlnl.
The conference of bankers called by the
American Hankers Association to meet In
Chicago to discuss the currency bill will
probably be hold In the latter part of next
week or during the week following. A.
Harton Hepburn, chairman of the cur
rency commission of the American
Hankers Association, who sent out the first
call for the meeting, said yesterday that
the final call by telegraph would not be
Issued until Hfter the Democratic caucus
reports n" currency measure to the House,.
Mr. Hepburn said yesterday that the
meeting promises to be largely attended
with a good Southern representation and
a strong gathering from the West.
Hankers from New York who will at
tend Include Krnnels 1.. I line, president
of the Clearing House, who will go ns
the official representative of the Xew York
bankers; A. Harton Hepburt' and Joseph
T. Talbert, vice-president of the National
City Hang, member of the currency com.
NEW YORK AIMED AT IS CHARGE
Treasury llepiirlnii-nl Order nld to
He t'njust Hi llnnks Here.
The call of the acting Comptroller of
the Currency Issued yesterday for n state.
ment or thj condition of the banks on
August 0 moused criticism among bankers
here because the day fixed for the state
ment Is a Saturday. Hnturdav In N(jw
York banks Is not a full business day.
CIcnrlngs arc completed earlier than Usual
nnd the remittances of checks and pay
ments from countt y banks as deposits are
not recorded In the banks' statements of
deposit for Saturday, but ale can led
over until Monday.
The cull for a statement on Satutday.
It Is explained, does not afford u triie
basis for comparison of the condition of
the banks with any pie!mis statements
rendered for a dav not a Saturday, and
Is consldeied unjust to the banks
Countty bank do not follow the pine
tlce of New York banks with icgnnl to
carrying over Sntiudny remittances.
Therefoie the result of the present call. It
la pointed out. will h that In eomp.i-l-ou
with the country batiks the New York city
Institutions will shun- a heavy loss In ile
IHislts. amounting d pel Imps I100.0n0.000.
A loss of this character when unexplained
by the circumstances. It Is said, may etc
ate considerable uneasliu s. and adverse
comment fiom banking Inleiests outside
of New Yoik and will woik to the disad
vantage of New York's banks.
It Is consldeied here that the Depart
ment In the new icgulntlon Is aiming at
the New York banks and has ehletl.v In
mind the deteimlmitlon to watch the
movement of Tieasury funds and prevent
If possible the Indirect concentration of
the funds In New York.
McADOO ATTACKED BY MANN.
Serrrtnrj Should I worn I'm-I or
Mull. Ilrnresi'iitiitltf Smym.
Wahiiinoto.v. Aug. 12. Hepubllcin
Leader .lames It. Mann of Illinois with the
assistance of Kepiesentatlve Knink K.
Mondell of Wyoming cave the majority
Democrats an unpleasant hour to-d:i..
The lepulillc.in weie fighting to force
through the House u lesolutlon calling
upon the Secretary of the Treasury to
transmit to the lloue the facts In his' pur
session upon which he based the charge
recently made hy him thai the recent de
cline In the price of United States S per
cent, bonds was due "almost wholly to
what appears to he a campaign waged
with every Indication of concerted action
on the part of a number of Influential New
York city hanks."
Itepresentatlve Mondell lequei-ted Im
mediate consideration of the resolution.
Speaker ClarK was compelled to permit
the House to vote on the resolution, which
was defeated. During tha debate the He
publlcans came back at Mr. Hnderwood,
who had spoken, tesentlng Mr. l.'nder
wood's statement that Secretary Mc
Adoo's MllrKatluns were only an expres
sion of persona: opltdon
"All of Secretary McAdno's statements
nre olllclal when they refer to the con
duct of his department," shouted Mr.
Mann. "This Is an exceedingly Important
statement of his. llu made it charue of
conspiracy on the pari of the banks, which
owe their existence to the luws of thu
land, and If tneye arc true we nucht to
know them. t the Secretary of the Tri'as
uiy made this statement without know
ing the facts then he ought to ii'tlre.
"I am told that Secnlary McAdoo has
sent tor the Democratic membeis of ihe
Hules Committee and has uiged that the
resolution be not reported. If the Secie
tary of the Treasury asserts that there Is
collulnn In nn Important matter like this,
without giving Congress the facts, 1 say
that we have come to n pretty pas. I
am surprised nt the majority leader that
ne is iirrnid to let the facts come out.
"For myself I suspect that the chnrirn
Is without foundation and that Secretary
McAdoo made the statement without any
All through the debate It was nhvtnns
that the Democrats were trying to save
secretary .McAdoo from embarrassment.
SENATE CONFIRMS SULLIVAN.
w York l.niifpr Will He .Minister
tn iinto IliimlnKO,
Vahiii vinv,v Am. 1 Tt, uA.n ...
..wn. uv r-iiuiu III
executive session Into this afternoon con
firmed the nomination of James M. Sul
livan, it New York lawyer," to bo Minister
to Pnnto Domingo.
AlltOlie nthpl- llnmlnntl,,,... ......n... I
... .,..,,r , mini men
was that of Hlchard I'. IVunoyer of Call-
lorinn, now .-secteiary or Legation
at Paraguay and CiiiKiiay, to he Secre-
wi "i .-iiiiuii 111 Lima, reru J 11. F,
A. Hchocnfeld to be Secretin y of Legation
at Paraguay and Uruguay, to succeed
Ponnoyer, nnd David C. Harrow to bo
collector of customs for the district of
Anotbrr Currency BUI.
WaBIIINOTOV. Amr It A
bill providing for twelve reserve districts
In one general reserve association, all
governed by n bounl of forty-nine,
cimni-imiiK inu ouinin grouped ny ritatca,
was Introduced to-day by Senator Mc
Lean for ItM allthnr v . Do.,- . .. . i .
Hill of Connecticut. The' measure la a
uuiiiiuuuii vi mo maricn currency plan.
an,000 fleaaa Stolen Prom Pullman.
Cl.nVBI.AMn. nhln Atic I A i.i. .n.
gulaed aa a switchman atolo a travelling
innnn t Ti " WBrwl more tnun
" " " x-uimmii car in ine station
varda earlv thla n,n.M'n n.uA . .. :
belonged to w. y. Beckham of Shelby-
FIRST DEMOCRATIC 1
BOLT ON TARIFF BILL
SeiHitor Thornton of Louisinnn
Votes With Itepublieiuis on
Live Stock Duty.
LEADENS A HE WOHMED
Helleve, However. They Will
Have ((epuhlieaii Help to
WasMlS'UToS', Aug. 12. The Underwood-Simmons
bill hiow-d through tin
Senate atfu livelier gait to-day.
Five paragraph In the metal schedult
which have ben the subject of contro
veisy weie llspoed of and four of these
were iweed to without a roll call. Tlieso
were llsh hooks nnd llshlng tnrkle, hooks
mid eyes nnd fasteners, lead dross and
paragraph 109, known ns the "basket
clause" of the metal schedule.
The only roll call wns on the ndoptlon of
the committee amendment which proposed
a duty of three-quarters of it cent a pound
on the lead contained In lend bearing ore.
The House hnd made this duty one-half
cent, the Senate Incerased It to three
quarters cent and Senator Smoot to-day
tried to have It Increased to one cent.
The committee was sustained by a vote of
40 to 24.
Senator I.a Toilette asked to be excused
from voting on the paragraph for the
same reason that he was excused at the
time the l'nyne-Aldrlch bill was under
consideration that he had a small Inter
est In mineral lands In Wliconsln which
produce lead-xlnc ores.
Senator Lodge pointed out an error In
the pnraginph relating lo watch move
ments and forced the Democratic leaders
to recommit the paragraph, While mak
ing a s.'neral attack on the paragraph
Sena'or Lodge asserted that the Finance
Committee In changing the duty on time
detectors from a specific to an ad valorem
duty had Increased the duty 100 per cent,
or from an Vqulvnlcnt ad valorem of 15
per cent, to nn ad valorem of 30 per cent.
rh liemncrntlc lendirs were struck
j with consternntlon nt this suggestion and
sent Tor tneir cxperr. nenaior iAJubi.
moved to recommit the paragraph nnd
Senator Stone of Missouri, who had
charge of the schedule In the bill,
promptly agreed to have the paragraph
rewritten to conform to n policy of "re
vising the tariff downward."
Alniiilniini Hakes Trouble.
Several Items arc still reserved In tha
metals schedule, among them aluminum.
These will have to be taken up later. The
Democrat admit that they are some
whnt embarrassed by the aluminum
paragraph. Senator Kenyon of Iowa has
offored an nmendmmt putting aluminum
and Its pioducts on the free list. The
bill carries a duty on rnw aluminum of
2 cents per pound nnd on aluminum In
plates, sheets, bars.- Ac. of 3Vi cents a
pound Senator Kenyor.. who is n pro
gressive Itepubllcan. pointed out to the
Democrats In n speech Satutday that the
production of aluminum Is controlled
entirely by n trust, the Aluminum Com
pany of America, with headquarters nt
Pittsburg, nml -that It has become world
w Ide as a monsily,
The Hnltiniore platform on which
President Wilson was elected declared in
fin or of putting all trust made products
on the free list. Senator Kenjon has In
tt"il the Dimocruts to Join him In carry
ing out the platfonn pltdge. The
Democratic leaders say that the duties
on aluminum will yield a quarter of a
million dollar revenue annually. They
ndd that the duty is m small It can not
beneilt the .trust and that Its removal
would not reduce the price of aluminum
to the consumer.
Hut seteral Democratic Senators are
rertless umlff Senator Kenyon's presenta
tion of the matter Satutday. and three
of them announced their Intention of
I bolting the caucus and voting to put
j aluminum on the free list. The Demo
. cratle leaders took them In hand to-day
i and pointed out that If there wus n break
from the caueu-; nn aluminum the disease
. might spread and other Senators would
feel released from caucus obligations and
the efTect might be disastrous to the bill.
I There was some talk this nfter
I neon of recommitting the paragraph to
the I'm, nice Committee or to a caucus of
Tobacco llntra t'nehnnui'd.
The tobacco schedule, which consists
of only the paragraph, was promptly
disposed of to-dav. The Senate made no
change from the House rate,
The agricultural schedule vns tnken
up In the last hour. The closest vote thnt
bus et been recorded on any i oil call
,ciiie on nn ninrndment offered bv Sen-
' a tor Citron of Nw Mexico to restore the
I House duty of in ier cent, on sheep
j which the Senate committee had stricken
out, placing sheep on the free list. Thl
I amendment wns lost by only five votes.
, Kvery Hepuhllcan voted for the amend-
ment nnd Senator Thornton of liiilslnna,
Democrat, broke away from the caucus
1 Instruction nnd voted for restoring the
duty on sheep.
I It was the (list break In the solid
I Democratic column thnt has supported
everv panntrnph In the bill up tn this
I time. Senator Thornton voted with the
Republicans on a number of other ainenil
I ments to i-.'store the duties on live stock.
I From this tlmo forward there nre.
I likely to be fiequent close votes on para
i grnnhs In the bill.
The situation In the Senate since the
death of Senator Johnston, by which the
Democratic strength ha been reduced by
one, Is n mutter of great concern to tho
Democratic leaders. l'niloubtdly they
believe they will have some Republican
recruits on the final vote on the paange
of the bill. They expect that some of the
progressive Republicans after mnking nn
effort to amend the bill finally will sup
port It and Justify their action on the
ground that the mensure Is an Improve
ment over the existing Pnyne-Aldrlch law
which tho progressive Republicans con
demn ho unsparingly.
The Democintln leaders me unwilling
to put their hope of passing the hill en
tirely on this expected Republican sup
port They hnve discovered also thnt
some of their own followers nre beginning
to wnver under the continuous ntt.-M.lt
from the Republican side and Ihe ap
parent Inconsistencies pointed out by Sen
ntor Kenyon. Senator Hilstnw, Senntor
Cummins nnd others.
VOTE ON TARIFF SOON.
Senator Keiuoii Thinks hy Xepl. 1
Optimistic, Sny I'ollenKura.
W'ahiiinoton, Aug. tl!, Frequent con
ferences between Democratic and He
publican lenders In Ihe Scnnte looking to
an enrly agreement for n final ote on
the tariff bill led to n prediction to-day by
Henntor Kenoii of Iowa, a Progressive
Hepuhllcan, thnt nn agreement would he
reached before the end of this week by
which the vote would be taken not later
than Heptember l,
Other Henators weru not so optimistic
ns Henntor Kenyon and were Inclined lo
think that If a vote were reached as
early as Heptember lfl the fondest hopes
of the leaders would he realised. General
opinion seemed to II x Ihe date nt about
Henatnr Kenyon has been one of the
strongest opponents of delay and hss
been very Impatient with the dilatory
fjracecdlnga with the bill In the 8Mit
Every dollar poured into a
building investment becomes
During the entire progress
of the operation the income-
1roducing power of that dol
or is at a standstill.
That is why it is wise to em
ploy an organization like ours,
which takes only a minimum
of time to put the invested
dollar on an income basis.
EiliiiiH'(l to Wilsou II in Mis
tuke in Communicating With
DISCOVERED ERROR LATER
Xotlflention to Provisional
President Denying Inten
tion Is Probable.
WAsnisoTox, Aug. ii. Diplomatic Wash
ington was Interested to-day in a report that
.Secretary of State Hrynn had Inadvertently
accorded technic ul recognition to the Huerta
Government in Mexico by hi action In
viting that Government to Join the United
States in recognizing the Chinese Republic.
It was learned to-day that this question wn
brought up at the President's recent con
ference with the Senate Foreign Relation
Committee and that Secretary Hrynn ex
plained hi understanding of the Incident
In great detail.
Members of the Renate committee had
been Informed that thechargeof the Mexican
Embassy here believed that hi Government
had been recognlxed by the United States
through Mr. liryan's invitation nnd the
Secretary was naked by Senators if he
thought this had been the cose. The Sen
ators expressed a desire to have the incident
described in detail.
Mr. Ilryan acknowledged thnt a short
time before Ihe formal recognition of China
b the United State In April he had written
to the diplomatic representative of foreign
Governments In Washington inviting them
to the State Department lo receive a com
munication from him. The 'Invitation, It
seem, was sent tirnadeat to the emWnle
and legations. The charge of th" Mexican
Kmtmy was included nnd he went along
with the other diplomats who have an official
status here to find out what Mr, liryan's
Brian llra Word tn Diplomats.
Mr. Ilryan Informed the diplomats of the
i Administration's determination to recog
11I70 the government of Vuan-Slilh-k'al
and nsl.ed them to comnlutiiente this In-
formation to their governments with the
announc cmeni iiihi me i linen nmic
would be pleased to extend Its recognition
to the young republic in comer! with
them He apparently lnll-cl to realize nt
the time that the communication of thl
reipiest to the Mexican Government might
he construed a Involving recognition.
Soon after the diplomat hud departed,
however, Mr. Hrynn awoke to the possi
bilities (if hi action and hastened to In
fhrm Mexico's representative that he had
not Intended that hi communication should
lime iinv bearing on this Government's
relation to Mexico. Secretary Hrynn aked
him not to take the stand that through this
incident Hiiirtn lind the right to claim
that he had Ik en recognizee! by the United
The Mexican F.mbnsy thus fur has as.
sentcd to the reiUet of the Secretary of
State that it Ignore thl aspect of the Inci
dent to the extent Hint no public claim ha
been mnde, but It is understood Hint ofll
clals of the embassy have discussed the
matter privately with the result that the
story renched the Senate collllllllt.-e.
Action Could Br Heealled.
No great Importance is attached to the
Incident now because tin United States
has made It clear that it has no thought
of recognizing Iluerta, and It would be
possible even tn recall a remgmtion if
it had been granted through an Inadver
tency, It I probable that a format notification
of the determination of the Government
not tn rcioimire Iluerta will be communi
cated lo the provisional President in a short
Senntors rei-ognled, however, that seri
ous embarrassment might have been en
countered by the Administration had the
Mexican Government seen fit to push its
'Ihlslsthesccond'incident in which fi lend
of the Iluerta Government time contended
thnt technical recognition wn accorde-l
to Iluerta hy a United States oiTlclal. The
first was soon after Huerta's Inauguration,
when Ambassador Henry Uine Vilnn
at milled a diplomatic reception at Mexico
city and made an address for the dlplomiito
present congratulatory of the provisional
DIPLOMAT BUYS FAMOUS FARM.
Sccreliiry at Tokln (iris 110 Acres In
Oivynrrtri Valley, Pa.
rilli.AUr.i.l'ltlA, Aug, 12, Itnlph Strass
hurgcr, second secretary of the United
States Kmbassy nt Toklo, Japan, bus
bought 110 ncres In the Owynedd Valley,
Montgomery county, from Dr. William
Howell. The farm nas been one of the
show places of tho north rcnusylvuiila
section for a long time. It la understood
Ihnt Mr. Btrassburger paid about $500 an
acre for Ihe properly.
1 Mr. Htrassburger was one of the great
est right halfbacks football has ever
known. He achieved fame on the eleven
of the I'nltcd States Naval Academy at
Annapolis, where he graduated about nine
Several yenrs ago Mr. Btrussburgef
married Miss Mary Hourne, daughter oi
Frederick O. Hourne, president of tlw
Hlngcr Manufacturing Company
NEVADA DECREE ATTACKED.
Woman In Federal Court Allrars
llleh Husband 1'aed Fraud.
Hbno, Nev., Aug, 12. What la said to
be the first attack on a Nevada dlvorre
decree In a Kederul court was made here
to-day when , there was Issued a re
straining order which ties up llno.noo in
reul estate, stock In several companies,
diamonds and money In hank owned, by
William H. Johnson, a Tnnnpnh capitalist.
Charges were filed by his divorced
wife, Itoxa H. Johnson of Los Angeles,
who asks the setting aside nf the decree
Kl anted in Tonopah to her husband. The
Johnsons formerly lived In Dayton, Ohio,
where they were married In HtOO. Mrs.
Johnson alleges that fraud and deception
were perpetrated upon' her In railroading
her husband's divorce suit against her,
of which the waa at the time kept In
Ignorance through Intrigue and mis-rtpreaenUtlaa.
BRITAIN'S ATTITUDE 1
CottHiiticrt from h'irtt Page.
things were quiet nt Mexico city nnd
I.lnd's report brought no newa of develop
ments of any Importance bearing on his
i mission. ,
It Is believed thnt several days will
elapse before Llnd's communication Is
formulated. It la regarded here as prob
able that before delivering his document
through O'Bhaughnessy Llnd may ascer
tain thnt It would be favorably received
i by President Iluerta.
O'Htmughnessy reported that he had
carried out Secretary Bryan's Instructions
to communicate the thnnks of Ihe United
States to the Mexican Foreign Office for
the courtesies which hnd been necorded to
(lov. nnd Mrs. I.lnd since their landing
from the N'ew Hampshire nt Vera Cms:.
These Instructions, Mr. Hi-ynli said, were
telrgrnpheil to the Chnrge Inst night.
The courtesies for which Mr. Hrynn felt
that the United State should feel grateful
consisted merely In a cnll upon I.lnd by
the Mllltnry (lovernor nt Vera Cruz and
the furnishing of n guard of 200 soldier.
to prevent an outbreak at the railway
station nt Mexico city when I.lnd arrived
there Sunday night.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels said to
day that he had Instructed the work of
procuring safe passage to the t'nlteil
States for American refugees at Mexican
porta to Itear Admiral Fletcher and thnt
he did not expect detailed Information
from day to day as to the steps the
Admiral had tnken. No reports were
received from Hear Admiral Fletcher to
day. HUERTA THANKS H. L WILSON
Maya Ka-Amliaaaailur Presented Mexi
co's Case With .laatlre.
Mexico Citt,' Aug, 12. President
Huerta has wired ex-Ambassador Henry
Lane Wilson as follows!
"The Mexican Republic, through my
self, greets and thanks you for the Jus
tice wherewith you expressed yourself
regarding the Government of this country.
Sir. Wilson cabled In reply:
"I thank you sincerely for the very
great compliment you pay me In the name
of the Mexican nation for what you es
teem to be a Just presentation of the Mex
ican situation. I earnestly trust nnd be
lieve that wise counsels will prevail and
that an honorable conclusion compatible
with the dignity of both countries will
be reached In the near future.
"Henrt Lank Wilson."
3.200 MEXICAN REBELS DIE.
Cinrernmrnt Admits Ita Losses In
Battle Were Heavy Also.
Mexico Citt, Aug. IS. According to
Ciovernment reports of the fighting around
Torreon. which begnn with the rebel nt
tack on the city, the gnte to the capital,
on July 20 and continued for two weeks,
the rebel losse were 3,;00 killed. The
War Department says the mtlre rebel
forces In Northern Mexico were con
centrated there for the attack.
The Federal losses nre not stated, but
It ls'admltted that they were heavy.
FOUR REBELS EXECUTED.
Halnanr'a Command Inrrraanl !
l-'rer Lances Who Xnrremlrr.
Kl, I'aso, Tex., Aug. VI Four rebels w.-re
executed near Villa Ahumada. fifty o
Maximo Castillo's free lancer came from
Casas Cramles and surrendered, anil
another company of fifty Is expeded tn
report at Juarez. Wednesdav from the
Cnsas Rrandes district lo surrender their
arms to the Federal authorities, according
to announcement made in Juarez.
The rebels were raptured by Silnzar's
troopers who went to Villa Ahumada to
repair the raltroid and the telegraph lines,
Four were compelled to face drumhead
court martial and were ordered executed
The men of Ca-tillo's conimind who sur
rendered will be made a pirt of the mili
tary force in .lu.ire They surreiidereil
unconditionally and were reprieved under
the President's proclaim! ion. They will be
attached to Halnrar's command, as a num
ber of the men were formerly with Sala.ar
A courier has arrived from Kl I'a-o from
Ihe camp of the rebel leader Torlbio (Irtega
in the Candelana mountain-, to the east or
iiaiicherin, where the Federals defeated
him last week. He reports the rebels bsdly
demoralized by the defeat at llancherlis.
Ortega cannot account for nineteen of
his men who were not found among the
dead and wounded. He thinks they were
taken prisoners nnd executed by th,.
.limn Doznl, Villa's chief nf staff, "ho was
arrested here Sunday nnd taken to Fort
llllss ns n pri-onei of the army, has been
given his lihtity, HiihI onviuced Gen.
Hugh I,. Mcott that he intended to ipiit the
revolution anil locate in Kl I'aso to work
nt his trade of plasterer.
Uoz.nl says Villa was ii liable to attack
Juarez, because of lack of ammunition, and
that he could have M-cured lo.noo men but
hud no guns or cartridges.
Tniled .States olllcials tins afternoon
seized forty rifles nnd it.ooo rounds of am
munition which they say weie being ..mug
gled to Mexico by agents of the lluert-i
army In Juarez,.
NO MORE SHOES TO MEXICO.
Lynn llrnrs Thai Knilinrgo on Ship
ments la .rnrl Complete.
I.t.nx. Mnss., Aug. 1 1.-s-Lynn sho
manufacturers to-i1:iy received notice from
the New- Knglnnd Shoe and Leather Asso
ciation thnt nn embargo Is nearly com
pleted on both freight nml express ship,
ments to Mexico because of the unset
tled conditions there. As u result no
more shoes will be shipped from this city.
About eight firms will be affected, but
Two local manufacturers censed filling
orders of Mexican business houses several
weeks' ago because of the uncertainty of
orders reaching their dtstinatlon. The
products sent from this city were Inrgely
women's nnd children's high grade shoes,
llrocktou and Hnverhlll will be moie
seriously affected, the shipments from
these cities being men's nnd boy's foot
wear. . CHEMIST REPORTED KILLED.
.w Vurkrr Said tn Have lleeii M ut
ile red l,y Constitutionalists,
Han Francisco, Aug. 12. Heport of
tho assassination of Harry Hurton of
New Vork, chief chemist of the Hoqullla
Dam Company of I'oqullla, Chihuahua,
Mexico, by Constitutionalist revolution
aries on July nt Santa Hnsnlla, seven
teen miles from I'oqullla, was brought to
Han Francisco to-day by, IM R. ll. Fisher
of New Hrunswlck. Canada, Dr, Fisher,
who Is surgeon for the Porral and Du
ningo Itallroiid Company, a Cniiitdinn
corporation which Iibh large mining and
land interests, was In Santa Hnsnlla at
tho tlmo and with Dr. Orlelfe, another
sufgeon, was nt the young man's sldo a
few minutes nfler he was shot. .
According to Dr, Fisher Hurton nnd
about twenty companions came to Santa
Hosnlln from I'oqullla to spend Sunday.
Dr. Fisher was Introduced to Hurton nnd
his rompnnlons by Dr. Orleffe. They In
vited him to go carriage riding with
them, but he declined on Ihe ground he
was then on his way out of the country
nnd had many matters to attend lo dur
ing the day.
As Burton and his nartv ratiim i
Ittiita Rosalia about I 'clock In the
Canadian Pacific Railway
to Pacific Coast
Providing liberal stop-overs.
Travel one way through the Canadian
Rockies. Luxurious Hotels, Moun
tain ClimbinEr. Swiss Guides. Fish-
i ing and numerous other attractions, i
I., r. k.
O Per MONTH UPON PLEDGE
'OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
THE PROVIDENT LOAN
Fourth Avenue or. 25th Street
I'ldridge Street cor. RivinRton Street
Seventh Ave. bet. 4Sth nnd 40th SK
l.exincton Ave. cor. U4tli Street
Grand Street cor. Clinton Street
Hast "2d St. bet. Lextncton & .Id Avs.
Uast Houston St. cor. lisw St
nftcrnoon the municipal band wns gHing
a public concert In the plaza, nrounil
which were several hundred Constitu
Jut ns Hurton's vehicle was opposite
the band and In front of the veranda
on which Drs. Fisher nnd (Irlcfe were
sitting there wns n flint from behind and
when the two doctors reached th" car
riage Hurton was dead from a rifle shot
In th" back of the neck.
Investigation, s.ihl Dr. Fisher, could dis
cover no motive for the iisslslriatlon oth r
than probable ib-slie of the Constitution
alists to Impress upon American residents
not to venture too freely bcond thu
zones of their employment.
Hurton wns only nbout 22 years of nge
and held thu ottlce of chief chemist of
the I'oqullla Dam Company but four
months. He had been In Mexico nliout
DE LA BARR.4 LAUDS WILSON
lllploniHI Snj. p will till In !.
IIIiik .Mrxlran I'rolilriu.
Francisco Leon de la liana, foimer
Mexican Ambassador to the t'nlteil
States, In pioposlng a toast to the Presi
dent yesterday said lie believed Mr. Wil
son would aid In llmling .i solution of the
Mexican problem. Hi- was speaking .is
the guest of honor at a luncheon at tin
Lawyers Club given by Henrv Clews as
president of the American l'.-ace and Ar
Those who attended were Knrhiue C.i
in.irii anil Itafael I'.mln of Mexico, I, tie
I'nhiclo, the Amhsiss idni-'K sicietary.
John linrrctt. Ileiin.iu Hldder, Herbert
I'.ii-Kons, Hic.irdo lltieit.i. the Mexican
Consul-ilcneral In New Vorl; ; Janus A.
Alexander. Hobtit Houvnge, '. ,1 Her
wind. A ml tew H. Humphr.y, lr. Madi
son C. I'eters, William H. How-land. John
A. Kuwait. K. II Sciniiiiell. secretaiy of
the Canadian 1'. .ire Association. Hubert
C. Mollis, Llmls.iy llussell and lieorge W.
Hurlelgh, .lo.itph A Clioate wiled his
In welcoming his guests Mr. Clew
hlutid that in the near futiiie Mr. tie la
H.itra may be called link to Mexico to
add fill ther to hl .ichiei emcnts In his
The Ambassador asserted his optimism
In the pi emit cilsis and declared his
country would be found cooperating with
the I'lilted States In the Intertst of peace.
"Fiom my Intimate knowledge of the
Ameilcan people 1 believe that the Inti r
national 'iui "lions will he adjusted along
the lines of hlcli Ideal and that Justice
and humanity will guide the American
(loieninient Is solving tho difficulties In
.iccorilatice with the vital intoie.-ts of the
two countl Irs,
"I believe that your high minded Presi
dent will help us all to find ,i satisfactory
solution. I Invite you nil to nrli-o to ii
toat to the moial, lnlellctu.il and m.i
teilal pingiess and h-ipplness of the
Ameilcan people and for the health and
happiness of the dlstlnculshed citizen who
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An I nenuie. ni lliicrls.
fili'ilol ' ithlf lr.ptt. lo Till. S
I'aiiii-, Aits. 13. I'liMdcnt Iluerta of
Mexico in leplv to a i pji'-t M-tr t n
by the .lntlii (allies this morning a. fol
lows "The uneasiness regatdlng th- relit. 'in
between Mexico and the I'nltid S; itts H
drtold of foil illation "
SHIVELY HAS BIG READING JOB.
Must Wmle Tlirmiuli lt.-liicli'
Writings In Hunt for I'liinn,
Wasiii'.'i.tov, Vuir. 12. - ronsignme"
of books on the Far Kast, on Colonial gm
eminent, of the Morld and on pnli'ii .
economy vm delivered at the oKi r,(
Senator Slilwiy io.il.iy by mr-epgsr
from the Conere-s library. It was In.
tended lo imbrac every oiiuie wri"',n
by Dr Paul S, Heiii-ch of Wisconsin Hat
is in the library.
Dr. l!eln.ch, who Is professor nf pollM-a
economy in th" Cull ep-it.v of Wieoni',,
was. nominated to l" Mftnster to (luiu
mil bis nomination wa referred to m
ator Shively of Indiana.
I inter th" new policy adopted bv i 'h r
man Itacon of th" Committee on npiri
ltelatinns all writings of Hr. ltein-i u m
ha" lo tie scrm iilled carefull lo m-'ir-mine
wh"ther or not h" hai. v rn 'cm i
Hung oflcusive Sena'or Shiveix w, t
make a special studv of Dr llei'.
works on China and the Far last pii i
xiew of learning whether or not I, m -expressed
any Ideas not ohslieni
m"rcnli policy or which might be nf.-t -j-
to the country to whhh he isanteili'.
Senator Shively is a literary tri.i' i
voracious reader, lie hopes to mi ine
his task in time to make a repori to M,..
Foreign Itelatioiis committer at I's m,
LOWER FREIGHTS ARE REFUSED.
(IrTcrrll Cut nf lift Per Cent., North
Ciiriillmi '.'.'mils Mill Xlore.
H.ii.niuit, N c, Aug. I'.'. - ilo i '.i I
and the State Council this evening i
linously declined the offer of seven eml
Ing rullwajs to reduce freight ratis from
Western trrrltorx, anil partlciilurh i
clnn,itl, by approximately 'J.' per '
.Minn i .iroiiu.i mis nteii iiemaiiiiiim -glnla
rates for six mouths.
Chief Justice Claik denounced the r
as ".in Insult " liov Craig con . I
that substantial leduetloug had been i . .
hut declined they were "not Just inric
ilov Craig has called n snecla
slo'i of the LtglMnturo for Septet It -I
to consider pinposltlons to largelj i -i
railroad taxes. Kfforts will be i ,
also to rexokc the ninety-nine yen . " s
jof State railroads to other systems