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GEN. DIAZ ON VISIT jc
TO WASHINGTON" t
May Appear Before Senate Foreien \
Kelations Committee?( arranza
Washington, March ?While ten- 1
sion tha: had been fell over the Mex- \
ican situation as result of the Be<i-! (
ton execution practically has been re-11
in official circles here, the dis- I t
eussion of Mexican affairs about tnej<
^ capi al and legislative quarters to-1
day revealed a broad interest in many I <
I details, of the Mexican problem.
^"Tiie expedition of the American com- *
Emission to Chihuahua, to examine the (
body of Benion, has been abandoned |
only temporarily, according to offi- cials.
The outcome ot the inquiry instituted
by the Mexican constitution
Ialists themselves, however, is awaited
and officials have given no inkling as *
to what their policy will be hereafter, j
Gen. Carranza has addressed to i1
American Consul Simpich, at Xogales, i1
a third note to the United States gov- 5
ernment, setting forth that the com- (
mission which he had named to inves- .(
tigate the Benton execution would also i
W endeavor to clear up the mystery at- ;
tending the disappearance of Gustav J
Jr Bauch, an American citizen. <
Secretary Bryan said the visit of,;
Geo. C. Carothers, consular agent, to i
i Gen. Carranza did not concern the!
I ' I
L Benton case. He declined to say whai;
I the purpose of the mission was.
i Diaz in Washington.
Felix Diaz, who helped Huerta to; (
I overthrow Madero and later fled from j
Vera Cruz, because of fear of Huerta, I
arrived here today. It is generally J
supposed that he desires to appear he- !.
t fore the senate foreign relations comk
mittee, though he has submitted no i
? request and has avoided publicity. \
R Senator Shivley, acting chairman of
the committee, said Diaz would be
taHieard, if he wished, as all information ;
possible 011 the Mexican situation was .
being gathered by the committee. Xo
promise will be made for the support
of any counter revolution in Mexico,
^ such as two Mexicans who said they;
^ represented Diaz outlined before the
foreign relations committee yesterday. |
Senator Works, of California, will ad- i
dress the senate on the Mexican sit-;
i nation, while Senator Fall, of New:
(Mexico, will discuss the subject Satur-1
Bryan Gives Information.
Secretary Bryan today, appeared before
the iiouse committee on foreign J
I affairs and answered questions about!
conditions in Mexico. Afterward some
^ of che members of the committee said
he made a favorable impression and
that resolutions calling for information
would n:t be necessary. Representative
Ainey, Republican, of Pennsylvania,
however, who has a re ;oluvtioii
pending calling for info- m ition j
on tae Mexican situation, nas isssea a i
statement declaring that the bouse
was entitled :o receive the facts and |
,? tha: they should be irade public.
[ President Wilson told callers today |
tha: he did not think Gen. Carranza i
^ intended to offe.d Ue United States
. government by denying information
to the United S.ates government about
Robert V. Pesqueira, confidential
agent: here of the constitute ualists,
issued a statement, tonight based on
dispatches he had received from Gen.
Carranza, confirming the report of the
* appointing of a commission to investigate
not only the death of Benton, but
also the disappearance of Bauch.
"Gen. Ca'ranza and his advisers,"
said the statement, "entertain the j
opinion that Benton, having met death ;
in Mexican territory, the initiative in i
r, ascertaining the real facts in order to
fix responsibility should be taken by
, the constitutionalist authorities since
they are in de facto control of the ;
State of Chihuahua. Luis Cabrera,!
formerly a member of congress, has I
been selected by Gen. Carranza as his
special representative in the matter
and will assist and advise the commission.
"Gen. Carranza hopes that the public
will suspend judgment in respect
to the Benton case until such time as
he may have opportunity to make pub,
lie the report of the commission, which
\ will contain every detail of the affair
obtainable and in case the facte disclose
any liability 0:1 the pa^t of The
constitutionalist government the latter
will immediately proceed to give
t A 1 -t - 1 T_ _ 1
sucn sausiacuon ana maKe sucn repa- i
ration as is properly required under
the laws 'Of nations. In fact Gen.
Carranza desires to have nothing con?t
? cealed and will meet the issue in a
i spirit of absolute frankness and fair-j.
ness, although he does believe that j
1 foreign governments should press for i
^ an independent investigation at this j
% The Terffara Case.
< There was no information at the i
t; state department concerning the re-j
.3 ported murder of Clemente Vergara.
No comment iras made 02 the efforts
>f Governor Colquitt, of Texas, to ob- 3
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ctlll lilt? *J.\ I I clUI 11UX1 UJ Ills VUCUuriB.
Gen. Bliss telegraphed the war de- 1
)artinent as follows: c
"Press dispatches yesterday state t
hat Texas State authorities have in- i
ormed the secrta'y of state in Wash- V
ngton that 'Federal aid is needed to i
prevent Mexican niar aiders from i
rossing to our side and stealing cat- r
le, etc. 1 at once called for reports 1
'rom every district commander on bor- ?
ler. Complete reports just received ;;
>h<nv 110 present ground for apprehen-1 c
>ion. Report by mail.'' 1 c
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[HARMED WITH VIOLA TI Mi T
MA>N WHITE SLAVE LAW .
K. H. Smoak, of Savannah, Said to
Have Lured (iirl From Parents. j ?
Smoak In Jail. I
Xews and Courier, Tt-b. j
After a search which began las: Sat- }
irHav afternoon, when Estelle McClu- s
riey. the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. ,
md Mrs. H. C. McC-luney, proprietors
Df the Richmond house, mysteriously j
disappeared from her home in Jacksonville,
Fla., she was located here
y esterday afternoon by Chief of Police j
Cantwell and Officer Brinker. The ;
girl was found in a King stree: board- <
ing house and was taken :o the po- <
lice station. A young man. wnose j
name is said to be George Hudson, of
Charleston, was also detained. The ;
crirl. Hudson and Mrs. H. C. -McCIuney, ]
rhe arirl's mother, who came here with j
0. R. Long, special white slave officer. <
of Savannah, departed on an Atlantic ]
Ccast Line train last midnight. ;;
Accused of White Slavery.
The McClunev girl and Hudson will ,
be used as witnesses against Raymond i
H. Smoak, of Savannah, who is ac- i
cused of white slavery. Paying the <
girl's transportation from Jacksonville
to Savannah i'or immoral pur- j
poses is the charge against Smoak. A ;
preliminary hearing will be given ]
i ? C?n fn fVtift hiAvnino' of .
OiliUct ill Od * auiiaa iuxo w,w *
10 o'clock, according to Officer Long, i
The girl told a reporter for the i
Xews and Courier yesterday when in
terviewed in the local detective's of- i:
fice that she ?vas 15 years old, but she :
does not look that old, and her moth-'
er claims she is not. She shows a j;
dimp'e in her c-neeks when she smiles. \
She has black hair and pretty blue |
eyes, with pearly white reeth. Her i
complexion is darkish.
While in the custody cf the police
she wore a black dress down to her
ankles and a pair of high button black j
c?Vi/-?ae: a 1 ewnrp i nink f^loflk. !
which fitted he" loosely. Her hair was '
neatly arranged and held down with a j
net, over which she tfore a blackish;
silk sof: hat wita reddish feathers.
Talks About Her Plight.
She proved a clever talker and
?poke very freely of her plight. That
she does not realize the seriousness
of her predicament was evident from
her query as to the amount of publicity
that is being given to her.
**T17S1T w V* / ? r? > V\/"k in Qo- i
V> 111 III V <1-1 cot UC1C 111 tilt uu
vannah and Jacksonville papers and 1
:n the Atlanta papers, too?" 6he asked
the reporter. "Will you please send
me a copy of your paper tomorrow?" i
When asked why she had left home <
she replied: "They accused me of
running around in t*ae streets in Jack- 1
scnville, something I never did, and 1
my mother iU treated me." When asked
if Raymond Smoak, the Savannah
man, charged with luring her away,
had give;i( her any money, she said: 1
"Yes, he gave me some money, and
I also pawned my watch."
In answer to other questions by : ?
reporter her replies were: "Mr.
Smoak came here with me Sunday
night from Savannah. He was to
have married me, and when he left :
he said that he would be back in two
weeks. I didn't know that he was
married until last night, when I read
it in a paper."
Smoak is 20 years old and was ar?
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T6SIPQ 111 J3cl \ clilllcili nai ly n cuucsuaj
morning by Detective Long, of the
Savannah police force, who was appointed
special white slave officer for
the case. He is a married man-, having
been wedded about five months ;
ago to a young woman somewhat his
junior. He is described as an attractive
young man, easy of speech and
manner. He is employed by the
Southern Pine company, -of Savannah.
His Rearrest Ordered.
He was given a preliminary hearing 1
in Savannah Wednesday, but owing to
lack of evidence at the time, a poor 1
showing was made by the United
States officials, who had the case continued
until yesterday, when it wa? '
again postponed so that the McCluney
girl and Hudson could be taken back i
to Savannah .for a hearing this morn-!J
ing. Smoak, was released on his own !
recognizance, but yesterday when Of-:
ficer Long learned of the apprehen- j
sion of the girl in the case 'he at once , <
ordered the rearrest of Smoak. He j i
will be prosecuted, said Officer Long
last night, by the United States gov- (
eminent on a charge of violating the i
Jann White Slave Act.
Hudson was taken back last night
iv Officer Long as a witness i.i the ;
ase and h? will be called on n take,
he s'and this m rniim in the proceed11
or- acQiixr Hudson has
;no\vn Smoak for solie time, and it >
s alleged that lie went to Savannah m
Sunday at the request of the Savannah ^
ua.v. T.:e trio, according 10 the poice,
returned here Sunday niga:. The
dcClunev girl and Smoak registered
it he St. .John hotel as a married
touple. "Mr. and Mrs. G. .J. Simmons, Wk
)f Mobile/' sta'e the police. Hudson
s also reported at having stopped at
he hotel th same night, registering
is "G. R. Robertson, of Mon:gomer\." |
(iirl Leaves the Hotel.
Monday mo nipg Smoak left the
rirl and relumed to Savannah, where ^
le was arrested Wednesday morning.
Vlondav morning the MeCluney girl
noved from the hotel to a King street
)oarding hcuse, where s.ie iiad been
staying. There- s'r.e went under the
lame of Mrs. G. J. Simmons and told
he proprietor of the place that her g?;
lusband was a travelling salesman. 1 ?
When the authorities in Jacksonville
and Savannah were hunrirg lor :
he girl, and Smoak was being given UJ
> V> fl ? > rr r\yi Mo cnri mi <; r*VlflVprp thf1 !
I licuii:i6 vjii ms, o-, "
;irl remained in Charleston, following
?vents by re.idi.g accounts in news-;
Chief Cant well was notified by Ciiief ;
Meldrim, of Savannah, to keep a sharp
lookout for the girl i^re and tj watch
the steamship lines as it was beiiev- j
3d that she was going to embark
here for New Yo'k. A watch was set lifl
md yesterday she \s as located. ! gq
Hudson. Officer Lo-.g says, telephon- j
?d the Savannah ; >o'.ice yesterday j
morning and asked that he be allowed ifo
to talk witn Mrs. H. C. McClune.,, the;
? - ?' -v ~ ?vi Cocon ivah 1
?in ? muuei , W iiU HH3 ill ?JC? > C111u u.t~L |
with another of liar daughters looking
for Estelle. He told the police,
according to Officer Long, that he
knew the girl was in Charleston, but - ;
Sid nor know where. Officer Long,
told him to report the matter of Chief
Cantwell at once and have her detained.
He also told Hudson to call at . ,
the telephone exchange at 1 o'clock
sharp as Mrs. McC'uney would tele
pho..e Mm t'aere. This was done as
a ruse to ca:ch Hudson, said Mr. Long ??
last night. |J
Hudson went to Chief Cantwell and j
told him what he knew of the girl, j
and then the chief ana Officer Brink- j g%
er went to the house and found her j
there. She was brought 'to the police
station, and with Hudson, was detained
for the Savannah officer, who arCO1
rived late yesterday afternoon with
Mrs. McCluney. ^
Last night the girl sat in her mother's
lap in the police barracks and
hugged, kissed and pa *ed her and iin
asked her not to take her back to 1
their home in Jacksonville. Her moth- >
. I to
e/ said little and seen ^d to be tern- i,
Both Hudson and the girl had their
meals in the police mess room yester- gn
day; they were brought from a res- ^
taurant. Last night Officers Long and
Brinker, with Mrs. tMcCluney and the
girl and Hudson, dined at a King
street restaurant, after which they re- re<
turned to the police station and then ^
departed for their train, on the jour
ney to Savannah. .
Hudson Only a Witness. un
Young Hudson had nothing to do Sn
with the .girl leaving her home, said we
Officerd Long last nignt, and was c]a
wanted only as a witness against ^
Smoak.' As evidence in the hearing, re<
which will be given tae accused mat un
this morning will be a page from the
register of the St. John hotel, which J
bears the signature he used, it is i
said, when he signed the names as of 1
a married couple. A batch of letters, j
tha c the white slave official says will
play a strong part in the case, were j
found in the possession of Hudson, ac- j
cording to 'Mr. Long, and are also be- j i
ing taken back as evidence. * ^
The McCluney girl at the time she Br
left her home was a pupil in the sixth ?ph
grade of the LaVilla public school. -na
Thomas McMillan, local white slave an
agent, was out 01 tu?u ?csiauo;
when- the case came to light, but on no
his arrival here last night he at once
went to the police station and con- gtc
ferred with Officer Long, who is handling
the case from the Savannah end.
Mr. McMillan said he has not yet de- t
cided just wfaat action he would take
in the case if Smoak went free on the <
sharges in the Georgia city. He said ^
that a charge of violating the Mann
White Slave Act could be brought SU]
against Smoak here if the accusation <
that be brnight the girl here from Sa- m,
vannah mid registered with her at a ,
local hotel could be proven.
Smoak Will he Tried. #|
Savannah, Ga.. March 7.?Upon the j y
evidence of pretty 15-year-old Estelle | /
McCluney, a Jacksonville school girl,
Raymond H. Smoak, aged 20 years, a 1^
well known young Savannahian, wae li
today held for trial in- the Federal ^
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Rhv ft i
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rt on a charge of violating the ?
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The giri was me ccuuc ui omavn
in the court room as she related
a straightforward manner the ciri
instances of her disappearance from
r home in Jacksonville and the trip
Savannah and Charleston, in which
ter city she was discovered.
After the hearing Mrs. McCluney, '
)ther of the girl, searched out Mrs. j
loak, the 16-year-old wife of the de-1J
idant, and spoke to Her, explaining
e was sorry iz all had happened, j
s: Smoak, who had borne up pret- j
well during the hearing, unable to '
strain herself any longer, broke
wn and wept piteously.
[t was Through the arrest c? Hud-1
.1 in Charleston that evidence was
covered fixing the charges upon ^
loak. A series of letters to Hudson t
ire unearthed, as well as a page
timed to be a hotel register in Char ton,
where Smoak is said to have f*
dstered for the girl and himself |^ .
der assumed names as "man and mLl
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. C. S. Brawley, Formerly of This q
City, Loses His Stock of Goods
?hapin, March 7.?Fire tonight de oyed
a store occupied by C. S. j j.
ou'iov and rvwnpd hv J. S. Boozer.
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e loss is estimated at $12,000, one- 4.
If of which was covered by insur- mQ
ce. The flames were discovered at .(
o'clock. The origin of tie fire has ^
t been discovered. It is thought to ^ ^
ve caught on the inside of the y)eo
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