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THE SUN, FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1916.
ARMY IN MEXICO TO GET EIGHT BIG WAR AEROPLANES New Cm ft. to Carry Two Men jiml Will Cost $11,000 Kncli. MU -II INKS TO 71 K WaiYKHKI) IN Al'Jllh W v-iiImitiin. Mnrch SO. Might nM. t ..n.il .iriniliiiifH were onlrrril In-day by t". sr r. t.iry if Wnr for use In cnuiicc Willi the tmiKiilt a Villa. I'our of l ii -c will be 1111 tlf a mm lilnoii ami four rr l - Miiilrvnnl type. TMry will cost Js.ihiO meli, exclusive ot cx'.r.i So ii nf (lie new machines will be il". : i iv I on llio border In nbout two hi k. The lust of them will not bo . i If until till nit April 30. . Tiling to Secretary of Wnr linker, n o uinoiiiii'i'it tlic purehuso, tho ncro- wltl lie tlic most powerful evtr l . ri'l by lite nriny. Tho tjpes uno ii. I J on upon tho busla of Hidr puur ! .-il cirii'leiicv, the rapidity at which I . nlt.iln a given iiltltmlo unit t f allying capacity. T y will be niiiliiril with engines of ' ' horse. power, ns nguliist S5 horse pnncr eliBlnrH now used. Kadi will Iw cii'.'l'i. In curry a pilot aii.l an ob server and sufficient guolene for a four lu.ir sustained night. x rapidly us tho plan-s nrr com- led I hej wilt be placed nt thr d spcs.il e' (ion. I't renins. Ut tho iht m.i i iom sent to Mexico with the Per - nc expedition only two are, now In ir-lng order. Tho cmcruncy nppro r ion which has passed Congress tor expenses of tho pursuit it Villa In i i. If a Mini of nionry whl.'"h will i n- Ir Hie Ixpurtiiirnt to purchase a total .i twenty-four new ucrnplincs. l-.r tho rc nt. however, only tho otsht ordered o-J.iy .ire to bo bou'.:ht. Muri' Plot Chnru.cn. ' arses continue to br iiikIj n Ad i.et at inn circles that Interested pnt- s in this country are scek'ng dellb I'.t.iy to stir up trouble be' ween the I ' d States and the do f'l.'to i;ov ermiicnt of Mexico In an nftumpt to force t. rventlon. In this connect. o.i !t was .irned to-day that agents of th Db affnent of Justice havo unearthed . io- e in New York anJ other cities I ! to ehow that Villa I" Indus sup d with funds from Ejurces In this ... i y Thu far, however, the evidence j e.ild ' 'tivo'vn onlv subordinate Individual!" d w II not le disclosed until all ctYort! bee n made to locato thu "men iVr up." Pepirtment ascntu have also Investl :ite.) rrjiorte that pro-German influences . e behind tho nunrinent, but e far no eilic.illnn has l'en given as to whether v results havo been reached In this n recti. in. Sti-reta of State. tnudliir did not .(.--.lite this afternrn to expre'it his belief that tho Interview attributed to itn. Kbrecou. O.irranz.t'8 Minister of A.ir, (haramir the t'nited States with i'Mnslbll!ty for tho VIIU outiHKen was i ad out of thu wlioln elotli.-' Tho creliry said all reits received by ne Sliito Ih'P irtuient Min-ernlliK tb-i llitiiile of Obienon show that ho Is . vine eM'ij as-.etanie possible to the icivsh of tho IVrehme expedition. Moth Seeret.ir Uinslnc and Swretury Hiker repudiated romaiks attributed to ' i- no. Slate Pepartmeni oiiiclais t.ie border to the effect that Olirecon i,i- dliappolnted lieciueo tho I'lilted s tee- bad deprlveil nun t "i.eerai tn..ite Killings which unduubtcdly lio Miulil have enjoyed," 'lli-lit nn .YruotlKtloiin. (.'Meials of the State and War Oepart- rre is refuse to discuss further th sta- t ' if thu negotiations with Carranza r .it ic to tho request to the I'nlted s'rf for permission to ship supplies i ieii. Pershing over the JleMcan N. it'iwestern Railroad. S etary Itaker lv.is already directed ii Funitnn to tender shipments of t " s ipi'lli', consigning them to civ- s n Mixlco. to tlio railroad olrl- . - if .In. ire.. Appaieiitly It Is tho . i.it (-'arrauz.i will interpose no o . 1 -ns to this plan and If he ilow . chances are that efforts to . i in further on this scoie will not ."empted. 1 War Department in advlied to . i nc arrival at I'oit Itlnggold, of the third siU.idroii of the T i c.ualry. The iletaclmient was " t icre from San Antonio to kl .Kii the border patrol 4u that f'i ,i ions niong tioth coiuIh of Mcx- i wi.o teported quiet lu advices to 'he Nivy lop.irtment to-day. V .iough Uoveinmeiit officials on the "- . of Information received by them ' e i Investigatois, discount the berl- - ass of tlio movement, advices re - "d hero by nienibers of tho dlplo- .t c, .rps from Kurope.in legations In b v ii, declare that formidable propor- 1 n'c being attained by a new J ' ' m'ly anti-American levolu i v iimveiuent led by I'ellx Diaz in ')i American offkiaU Insist that IV IHaz is not even In Mexico, but i 1 l.i.g .ii lhU country. FLETCHER ON WAY TO MEXICO. Neil inlinsaiiilor Arrlies I'rillll III Conner l'ot In I'hlle. 4 g 'he iiassengers who ai rived '"'rlay on the steamer Currillo ft out Ki ii (i.i was Henry I'rathex Kletcnrr, foruii r Vinlnssador to Chllr. who was ( Pmiiled inbassadnr to Mexico Krb ' c lie will probably go to Wash- nsiriii ui.iiay to receive his Instructions ' - retary Lansing. a ailor Klotcher would not talk Ii i 'trillions In Mexico. "Let him w ao laki'tli ids harness off," he " 't'-.i Miiiliug that bo could not talk " 1 I. duties weto done, TEUTON SHIPS IN RELIEF WORK Mir, Permit V. S. Ilrliclnu Ciim inltsliu, ,.,r ntrriiril Vessels, I.isi- ,. March :I0. Lord Ilobcrt c( il. Minister of Hlockade, said to-duy In Hi" lloiisn of ComiiHvns that the Gov 'rumeiit i decided, after consulting oilier allied (iovrrnments, to permit American Coinnilsslon for the Hcllef "'IMghlm to charter tlermnn steam nips now In neutral porta to curry sup H'"i to Helglum. Tli tiiRotlatlons will bo carried on "oouiiii a Dutch company, It Is staled, "flct cnndlllona will bo made by n lioverninent to miiko certain that '"irruny will derive no benefit. Cubic, to Portugal Onaorrd, 'immerclal Cubic Company ,h following nnnouncement: Alli r April 1 cablegrams to . or iliroiicr, I'onugal will lie subject to "'llhirshln an.l l..luv mill 1,1111,1 lu. fltln 111 pluln language, Kngllsh or fench. Special arrangements may be win . for llt0 of code-Alt cablegram wi l be at sendera ruK .CUIma will " conmuerco." VILLA KILLS 170 MEXICAN TROOPS AT GUERRERO Co n 1 1 ii ii til Kim first 'ohc. mi ti 1 in or rutting ft lit ictir.it further Into IiIh hum,. tuniiiitulus. This object piuhuhly Iiiim horn effected. It In asserted. GEN. PERSHING USING MEXICAN RAILWAYS Ulrrle. IVoin front Kn Miiiillea -rr fleiitlfiil. III. I'aso, Tex., Match SO. foininiinl. catloiiM by rail and wire between Don. IVrshlng'H new base at Madera, t'hl bu.iliiia, mid his iiihance forces pursuing MIl.i wero cut late to. day by Vllllxtns, ho desliojil tr.icKaKe and cut tho wlicB south of Miid(a. Ttie exact loca tlon has not been ili-lrrmlupd. No supplies can be shipped or troops be. moviil by rail south of Madeia until the bleak Is repaired. A conference was held (his morning nt the Mexican consulate In Kl Pnsn nt which liens. Hell mid tl.ivlra of the .liuirez garrison and Consul ilnrcla wero present. Urn, Hell read to tien. Ulvllii a telegram from Washington relative to the urgency of shipping supplies to the American rxpeillllou and Uen. Oavlra replied that he would take the matter up at once with Uen. Ohregoii at Qucrctaro mid ndxleo Urn. Hell later what Ills In structions wete. The contenls of the telegram were not given out. although It Is believed that the text wa similar to the position taken by Major lllllott. depot iiiiarterniaster. who said that he was unwilling to ship fulled Slates siippllcn to iiicre.iHnt in the Casa Urandes country and did not care to make shipments unless to the Uiu eminent olllclaN direct. Notwithstanding the permission granted by the C.irr.inz.i oillcial for the shipment of supplies by Individuals for use of the Aineilc.in army In Mexico nothing was sent over Wednesday night or to-day from Kl I'aso by tho army. The fact of tho seizure by Carranz.i ofllcers of the only locomotives on the Mexican Northwestern Railroad that are tit for sen Ice 'makes It virtually Impos sible to guarantee shipments under pres ent conditions. It was also staled by railroad olllclals that under the m st favorable circum stances a train of freight could not bo made up and started for ('as. is Urandes before Saturday. The railroad men were n.krd If they had as many as 10't cars that cm Id lie used 111 the shipment of supplies, and the reply came that they did not have fifty. Major Klllott. depot quartermaster nt P.l I'aso. said to-day Hint the punitive expedition lu Mexico has thirty das supply of foodjtulTs in advance, part of It already at Cisat Uratulcs and part en route, and that he has no Intention, unless pivitUely Instructed, of making shipments to tlio C.im.is Ui.tndes ouutry over the Northwestern Railroad for the use of thr army, unless he can make hU ARMY AGENTS COMBING THE WEST FOR HORSES Itcniomits for Cnvnlrv mid Ar tillery Xoi'ik'il 10 SiYk Soldiers itetiirn. Coi.f.MHrs, N. M., Muich .".ft. A l.cigel force if recruits was put to work to- day clearing u tbdil for the trouts for llio llew .leroplnms Wlltcll 11,11" Pern ordered piircinisrd in the liist and sent hen- fur Mi e aii service. I.leut, llgar S. Uorirll left fir th south to-day with d.si itclu-x and mes sages fur Uen. Pershing and his force. C.'illforii'ii. Arizona and New Mexico are now being thoroughly gone over by agents of the army buying horses for re mounting and cavalry and artillery now In Mexico. All available horses at all the remount slatious f the army nine been sent lieie. The question of whether the soldiers now on duty In Mexico will receive the JO per cent. Increase In pay allowed for actual war service Is agitating the men here and those at tho frofH. No definite Information has been received, but the men are all expecting the increased pay. Nineteen sick SKldlers arrived from the front to-day and were sent nn to Kl I'aso. Roy Ulbson, Sixteenth In fantry, has a "wound in his foot ; the others are all suffering from fever or Intest nal trouble. None of the nei. are helm? keni hcie at piesent, reserving the Columbus Hospital for wounded men liped.ug quick attention, i-iiiesx iiiiui tlon.il autoiniiblle hospital ambulances Mrlve here nliy scilousiy sick or wounded men will hove mucn nmcring to endure before reaching the border. Most of the sick and wounded nave nccn brought out In freight trucks. 234.482 ON TRAINED LIST. Hiry llmr llnil Slllltnry iimirnr- II011 In l,nl Ten Vrnra. W.vstllNiiTov, March 30. The United Slates has trained 'JjI,S- men to mili tary tervlco lu the last ten years, ne cording to a icpurt made by the Score tary of War to the Senate to-day In response 10 a resoiuuuu ihu.iuvc.i "i enator l.ode. lernrilitiir 10 Secretin y Makers repoit, there weio discharged from the. regular army after a course 01 miuiary irainiiw ,:r 7i! fr.mi the organized mllltla 126.IS9 and from schools and colleges which give military Instruction 10,317, making In all -3M-v . .. It Is the purpose ot mo ,-ciiiuc in can ing for the Information to try in some ray to open a way for the return to tho service of these trained men or so manv of them as may be available for such service. S00RE REICHSTAG RADICALS. Soclnllslsi llrplorlng; Tlirlr Attack, I pbold (ioieriiineill. m-iinv. il.i Amsterdam, March 30. Deputy llaase, formerly number ot the Socialist party icinrsciiiniK'n ... ic Reichstag and U""' leader of the new radical party composed of the minority t i lie Soclullst oi'ganlzntlon, Is assailed for breacTI of iliscipnm, in a inuiiurniu of the Soclullst party conimlttee, tho sub Btanco or which was given out by the Oveiseas News Agency to-day. llaase und his followers are reprimanded for heckling the Clovernment In the Reichs tag session two weeks ago "withouf giv ing tin- slightest notice of their Intention to tho committee." The inunlfcsto declares that the charges of the Haaso faction that the German Uovernmtnt Is not doing what It could nnd should lo hasten peace are unjust. It l imlllted out that the Kn tente Oovernnients have up to this time declined ull overtures for peace negotia tions and that nil efforts of the Herman Socialist pary ,0 prevail upon tho So clallst elements In I'rancc nnd Knglund to cooperate I" general movement for peace hnvo fulled. Nriv Kalonlco Air llnlil l-'rnlrnll, I'Aius, March 30, Another nlr raid on Salonlca was attempted yesterday by the Uermana, nccordlng to a J lavas deHwtch from Halonlca. Krench avla tora drove oft the Germans before they could do any damage In the city, al though bombi were dropped on Orfanl. shipment dlrrcl to tho United States llovernmeiit, "I know," the Major continued, "that three cars of foodstuffs and supplies were started across to .lunrez on Wednes day with n cw to shipping to Casas Urandes, but thr army had nothing to ' , . ..... . ....... ii no Willi uic Hllipmem, i nc inrrciiaiiiiisf III those rars Is consigned to Individuals at Casus Urandrs. mid they arc shipping and disposing of It entirely at their own risk. T "Only thin moinlng two l!1 I'aso mer chants were to sic lue about making shlpineiilM lo Casas Urandes. I told them that If they would idilp direct to the tin riiinent mid assume nil the risks wr would make a contract with them. This they refused In do. "Last lilchl wr shipped seen solid carloads of provisions lo Columbus. If merchants In III I'aso should establish branch houses In Casas Urandes or W low that point mid ship In supplies. 1 suppose, as the army might icqulre things In that country, It would buy them, hut for me lo guaraiiteo foodstuffs shipped down oer the railroad and iliandled as a private transaction Is highly Improbable." .Major lllllott said he had an abundance of supplies on hand, and that with the start already uncle by the uo f trucks he could k(ep aliens of the game In sup plying the soldiers at the front. Ten motor trucks were shipped from thr depot qiiarteruiaslrr's ilep.irlment to-iliiv to Columbus, and the Infoiina tlon wiim given out that twrnty-scvrn iidilltUmal ti licks wou'il nnlvr In Kl Haw) to-lilght and be shipped through to the boidei town at once. Thr placing 111 service of thh ly-sevrn more cars swells the number available for Immediate servlie to I7:t. From automobile row In Kl 1M comes the Information that eighty-one new ti licks are due within the Mist two weeks of April. Hlshop I. II. Hurst of the Moliuon Church declared to-day that Taylo; Rros. at- tlimnali with planning to im port bilge quantities- of foodstuffs with b view to selling lo the soldiers and tilling up such gaps os tulsht not be supplied by the motor trains out of Co lumbus. Andres Uarcia. local Carrmiza Con sul, wits nkid lo-diiy what measures would be required In older to ship mu nitions and guns over the Northwest ern. He replied that such m-tlclrs could scarcelv br classed as primary mer chandise and would be dutiable, alio prohibited at present. Questioned If such supplies might not be placed 111 sealed ears ulid shipped south In the same manner as tno am munition cars of the varninzlatas wheu they ti.isctl from Kaglc I'ass to Agua J'rletii he replied that the conditions Were not identical. "Tlio Canaliza bioops wero simply passing through the I'liltnl States to carry on n i-.impalgn In Mexico, while the American troops are lu Mexico and fighting," he said. .CABINET FACES RECRUITING CRISIS I'liionist mill Lilieral t'oiimi it- tees of Coniinoiis May Join for Full Compulsion. lift uit Cahlt 'envif- la Tin; Siv laiNtKiS'. .Marcli a A serloiM Tar. llauientary sltii.iilnti Is di'ielnplug mi th oui'sMiin of recruiting The s''ch nt Walter II. Umg. president of the UhiiI l.overnnient Ibianl. in the lli.iie of Commons on Wrdiiesda coutlrmed the I nloulst War Committee m tin. view that the Uoveriinient I not tireiiand even now to accept the principle of iual service and equal sacrifice." The committee will meet again on Tuesday, and It seems unlikely that II. mar Uuc will be lu a position to glvo assurances that tr.o Uovernment has adotited an attitude toward the solu tion of the recruiting problem by accept ance of the principles of compulsion for all men of military age. The committee has i.ime to the con clusion that the only possible step the Uovernment can take is to declare for national sendee in th widest sense. The eoinmltlee Is prcpand to press the demand If necessary to a division mid .1 request for debate may come sooner than the Cabinet expects. The Liberal War Committee also will tin-et on Tuesday to consider Its posi tion. A Junction of thr two groups in the division lobby would create a rritlcil I'arllaniontary situation. The House of Commons Is restless and a decision can not be postponed many da.vs. DUBAIL GOVERNOR OF PARIS. Veternn of l'rnnco-riilnii Wnr Micceeds Mlliinour. Paiup, March 30. Hen. A. Y. K. Du huil was appointed Military Governor of Parl to-day in the placo of Uen, Michael Maunoury, whose 111 health caused him t" retire. Uen. Dub.ill. who Is 115 ears old and saw service In the I'rance-I'nusxlaii war, was ui charge of the Vosges district during the tlrst part of the war and succeeded III stopping the advance of Hen. von lleerlngen during the progress of the Herman armies toward Paris. ( Jen, Mauiiouiy was ill command of the I'rciieh aarrlrou force which left Paris and attacked and crumpled lip the right wing of Hen. volt Kluck's army at the "high tide" mark lu tho Herman Invasion. He was hailed us the savior of Paris. While on a tour of Inspec tion of the Herman position from the first lino of Kreiich trenches In March, l!H!i, Hen. Maunoury wiim struck by a bullet which destroyed his left ee and broke hie. Jaw. ALLIES IN FULL ACCORD. Ilnllnii Premier Sit Transport Problem Unit Hern Soiled. IWlilB, March 30. The representatives of the allied Uoveriiments wero In com pleto accord at thn Purls conference of tho Allies, according to Ihe statement of Premier Salaudrn of Italy In an Inter view lu die Matin, "Wo arc nil without exception satis fied with tho resolutions passed nt the conference of the Allies," he said. "Our votes were unanimous and their sub ject matter leprcscnted concrete reali ties." Premier Sahindru said thn delegates were particularly pleased ut the promi nence given during tho economic do bate to thu subject of shipping and freights. "Wu recognlie," ho said, "that a state of wnr Implies ccrluln restrictions and privations, but Ihesn 'privations mny bo reduced to minimum by the loyal co operation of ull. I believe that a Judici ous and eiilltiihlii system Is about to he adopted which will relievo the transport trouble from which both you nud we have been HUffering." 'Dip Cliurchninn" lo lime. The Ciwrrniitrm, which has occupied a building opposltn the old Astor Li brary In Lafayette. SllVct for lhlii nlno years, will move to 3S1 Fourth ave nue about April 15. This Journal, which Is the national weekly of the Protestant RplBCopul Church, begun Us existence In Ann street In 1830. Tho Rev, diaries K. Gilbert has been editor for the lust three yeaw. A DIME IN MEXICO (.'IiIiipm' Mi'irlinnts mill Nntive Housewives Pmiiler to Troopers' Tnste. "JEltKP T'KOVKS Til' TOP lir.i.p IhiAtigf.vr.TKf.s. I'lilted States Mxiiedltlniuiry Korces, lu Camp on Sun Miguel River near Cnlonln Dublan (by Army Aero lo Columbus, N. M.), March 30. A ten vent piece In a United States Mildler's pocket lu Mexico Is a most resllrss piece of mental. Thr desire to go somewhere and buy fomenting Is one. hard lo overcome by men who have been out of touch with newspapers, tele phones, railroads ulid street cars for any length of time, Colmila Dublati mid Nuev.i Casus Urandes alToKl but little opportunity for even tho limited Mumping proclivities of the subnets, but the Mormon Housewives of Ihe first settlement nnd thr Chinese merchants of the second place have gar nered many American dollars for the output of their kltchviis mid the rem nants of tlirlr stocks, Thr thrifty Mormons, with rugs, but ter, cheese, fri-di lucid, Jellies and pre serves, have bicn responsible for all of the variety in ciunp rations, but this bargaining lias only partially satisfied tliri soldiers. Vee Slug, Hie principal Chi nese merchant lu Nueva Casas Uraude", has become Isililer In his display of hidden stock as each day lie learns Hint the United States forces are willing to pay money for goods iccelved Instead of the paper bills or blunt enullscatlon or ders of the various Mexican fiittlnns. The rni lolerterei. lie started the election of a wooden budding to-day In a clearing on the east bank of the river mid within two bundled yanls of camp headquarters Ills ainiouticeineiit that he would open a restaurant and laundry where orders for the gastronomic amalgamation of "el ham and la egg" mid the purifica tion of Infantry socks would rrc-lie pur tlcular attention Is no lunger news In the rows of khaki tents. Materialization of the Chinaman's plans were slightly delayed when It was found that his budding restaurant Wiis over the ground wire of the Unlled States Signal Service Corps. To pre vent some of the lush orders from the counter to Sing's prospectively busy kitchen becoming hashed with army or ders traversing the metal thread under- neut'i, order were given wh.ch caused a speedy removal of the restaurant frame and the permanent separation of matters military and epicurean Sing 'Ik u brother of Yce Hen. who lives In Juarez, lo the dismay of United States Immigration officers In Kl I'aso, who know only too well the crafty lilna man's right to the title of "King of tin Chinamen Smugglers." It Is openly said that hundreds of China- men. operating laundries and chop suey studios lu the United Slates are paying dally toll lo the wllj Yee Uen. who smuggled them across the Isjrder and holds It In his power to lstray them. . Kitchen n Cmorlte. Hut speaking of the "cats." the army never lu-is opportunity to sing the pnilse of one Chlcacoan, whoee viry ii. mm is sMieii) in.iii.s with sizzling saus age, savory stews and gray gravy. Iluzc.icott Is the inline, mid irs.eded by a i iimidlmeiit.il v 'V. nil, iln" Is sutUii nt ad ilnsw f"r Ho- giuv hatred viteran who l a. jieitected t'i,. new I't.ited states Held kileheli, M 111. Ii the nunc loipis will be mli.ptcil bv the War I irpartm' nt "H a pint (il the re-ill ir ii. hi iiiinneiii ( apt. Hu.. .unit bas shamefacedly I hat he has n so busy showing th" buys how tlir new soup cart works that lie'has not bad time to write Mrs. Huzc.i coit. who Is anxiously waiting word at her home. "I was ilemonstiuting at Unit llll's when tin; orders came," slid Capt. Huz ciicutt, "and I Just couldn't stay back when the boys began to pack up. I'm nut quite as oiiug as I was when I took pait lu the Wounded Knee campaign or a few years later when I followed the flag In I'orto Itlco. but this campaign has made ni" feel like a hoy again, "Those two army mules have been pulling the soup cart all the way from Columbus and she's been cooking away every mile of the distance. The mm I was'with could never slop, hut what I was right Ihete with the hot cotTie and ' lort''1 " """" ctinreted with Amen tia; beans." ' ciu uinmuintliin companies alleged to 'have been i:gan!ed by Col .1, Wesley rlmt .lerUI Tried. Allison, friend of Hen. Sam Hughes. Tne Iluzc.icott, which Is the name of would dlsru-s the charges made iiKn.ii.-t the moving kitchen cart, has a capacity j Hen. Hughes. of seventy-livo gallons of food, nil of. Oilier men who ale luteiested in the which ran be cnoklng nt the same time ( International Arms and Kuse Company und while the kinlien s In motion, Th- , and the American Ammunition Company Captain (lalnis that It Is superior to the I reuch. Kngllsh and Herman th Id kitch'ius and bakeries, which are only adapted to the prep ir.itlon of our kind of fiio.l at a time. Some of the soldiers had their first experience with "Jerki" last night, thn new ration which Is to be Issued 111 il few days. The. tlrst samples were tested by negio troopers who happened (o be stationed on V'1' duty at a slaughter house on tho outskirts of the camp. Kor four days Mexicans ami Chinamen III Hie employ of the Corralltnx ranch have been slnuuhUring calllo there and cutting (he beef Into strings, one and two feet 111 length. The y.ild ninound- lug tho slaughterhouse Is strung with wires und topes from which the beef, after being spiiugled with sail, is hung to dry for three or four days. 1'rnni one of thr Mexican laborers thn negrti, trcopcrs were quirk lo leatn that a piece of Ji rkl op the end of 'i gieen wood stick and held over the coals of a lire gives oif u must Inviting odor of roasting beef, a smell which was not Isdleil by tho tuste, Army of-1 fleers belleie that Jeikl will be appro, dated by tho troopers as a relief fiom biciiii and salt polk mi forced inarches' where tho columns get out of rommunl cation with their flesh incut base. The Mexican niiny and even the Chinese merchants of Casus Hrniiilcs hnvo a decided advantage over the I'lilted tilubti fmces III the inntter of Inipoiled unipllree on iiccount of their nn restricted iisn nf the Mexican Norlhwist eiti Ituilioud, xv Ii III i ciiniiects direct with the border ut Juuirz, nnd lasses tlinns.it beio n bate Hon ,vanl.( fiom the I'nlted Stub's enmp. RESTORES RUSSIAN WARSHIPS. .Inpnil Mild In Ulli- Iliick Tllrer TnUeii In Wnr of 111(11-.-,, Spteitil Cable Hnpatc ti Tin: Si.v Lo.NPoN, Muich 30. It Is s(u(ed (hut Japan lias rrslorrd to Itusslu thn war ships Prrosviel, Poltnva nnd Vurhig, vvlilch wero tnken 111 the lltisn..lnpunrsn war and renamed respectively (he Sag. mill, Tiingu and Soju. The Sagninl (PercsvlelJ and Tungoi (Poltava) t(Mik pint III the battle of the Yellow Sen on August 10, mill. Il.illi. Dually were sunk lu thr harbor of Port Arthur und were kubeequcntly lulscd! and repaired. These two vessels ure old battleships, the former built in isys, th latter In ISl'l. The nut t n batteiici (.f both comprise four 1- Inch guns. The Soyu (Vnrnlg) Is a Phllnilclphln I built proiected cruiser, sue was inillt In 1S0! and was sunk nt Chemulpo on February 0, 1905. She was raised and ban been used by the Japanese uh ii training hlp. . 'WAR FRAUD INQUIRY (Icn. Iliifrhes, Ordered Home, Denies Any l'nrfc in Im proper Trnnsnetioiifi. MAY EXTIIA1UTK FJMKNI) Ottawa, March 30. The Itotden Hnv rrnment nnnoiiuced to-duy tho creation of n royal commission to Investigate nllegntions of graft In connection with the letting of fuse contracts to United Stales llrnis by (he Canadian Shell Com mittee. Urn. Sam llughis, named a Instru mental In placing the contracts and who ft iw Is In Kngl.ind, was called home to-dny by a cable from 1'ieinler Hor.ileit to apcar before the Investigating com mission nnd till what he knows of the transaction. The loniinltsltin will be composed of Sir William Mered'lh, Chief JuMlre of the Supremo Court of OuturK nud .lus tier Duff of the Supreme Court of Can inl.i. Counsel will be tinnied by Sir Wilfrid Latirhr mid Sir Robert Hordeii. The contracts lo' be Investigated wero rnteied Into with the American Ammu nition Company, Incorporated In Vir ginia: the liilernatloti.il Arms und l'uc Company of New Yirk. thr Kdwards Valve Company nnd (he Providence Chemical Company. They were valued nt neal ly :.,, nno.nOO. Hen. Hughes's connection with one of the contracts has been proved by the production lu Parliament of the follow ing document: "I, MdJoC-Ueneml, the lion. S. Hughes, Minister of .Militia und Defetue of the Dominion of Caiud.i, lu ucinrd.iii.-e with iiulhoiltv duly conferred upon me by his Hrltnniilc Majesty's Government, lurcby ratify and confhm on Its behalf Hie fnrr- going ngteeiiient between the American . ...... .. . . Ammunition Conrp.iny. Inc., nud the Shell Committee, Kited :A (Klawa. Canada, this nineteenth da.v of .tune, A. D. iiur.." This company was given an order in volving nearly JJI1.000.nuO und a msh iidvaliie of tisjie than 11,500,000. Ii u cabled reply to Premier Itorden to-duy Uen. Illlghra .!): "lieic-e Ktato lo Parliament on my behalf that I Imve no Improper connec tion with contracts rcfc.rcd to or any nthe- contracts. If uny suggestion lo fie contrary I ninilc I respectfully de mand full Investigation. I shall sail on tltst available boat." The Liberals, who brought the charges before liirllament, allege that nearly J vii.ii.iu.ctio has been lost to llritaiti and Canada In cniinectloti with contracts for shells placed by the Canadian Shell Committee. OFFERED ORDERS HERE. Hut Not nt the CmiiiiiIIhii I'lgiirrs, M IHrcclnr. A dlicctor of the American Ammu nition Company said jesterdny after noon that fo the best of his recollec tion 15 ! Yoakum and K. W. Ilasslck of Itrldgeport, Conn., had secured sev eral munition contracts from the Cana dian shell committee and brought them to New York, where they were offered to the companies mentioned. Yoakum mid Ilasslck. uccotd'.tig to this dlnctor, were In r Ivr coiniiil'-sliins for the business they s,,ured. He said that the arrangement called fur no such figures its UOteil In i Mt.iw.i. The ofliei is of the American Ammu nition Company ire Kdward It. Cadwell, president. Samuel M. Uneii, i lie-president; A. M Hall ".M, treasurer. Among the directors arc Mr. Cadwell, S. Pris cott. Mr. Hall and Klgon Vlsbee. officers of the International Arms and I'use Company , alo uifiitluiifi! In the Canadian (barges, are John A. Harris, president : J A. McCanii, secretary, and R. I.. Patterson, treasurer. Among th" directors ate Mr Harris, Mr. McCann. Mr. Patterson und D, II. Ilaynes. A statement published yesterday that Mr. Ciidwell is a director of the Stand ard Screw Comiany proven to be er rctieous. He lesigned from the board of that company In l'.'l.i Neither II. I. Yoakum nor K. It. Cad- 'll. mentioned In dcsvutclic ( rum Of ,ild tint the charges were absurd, As an Indication of the former company's nl.itlous with thr Canadian Uovernment It was said that another contract for morn than I.iuhi.OiiO fuses had been signed yesteid.iy by representiillves of the concern, and Vice-Piesldent Gordon of the Imperial Purchasing Commission. Later Mr. Cordon attended conference In the offices of the Huaraiity Trust Compa " It also was Mini that Mr. Cadwell, who organized the Iiitcrnailon.il Anns and l'use Cnmpiny, hail si en Col. Alii sou but once und hardly knew linn mid that he never had heard of Kilgene Llqilalill, the hotel oif bet-lra binler who was represented as bung Col. Allison's partner. Col. Allison Is supposi d to be In Florida. The President of the United States You, as a taxpayer and business man, are interested in the biggest business concern in the world THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. VOTER and TAXPAYER You. should demand that the Government's busi nessj which is your business, be directed by a PRESI DENT who is a real business wan, administered with the same economy, efficiency and results as any other business. Do you want a business man for President? This advertisement is being displayed in all parts of the country, to arouse sentiment in favor of this movement. If you are in sympathy with it, sign and mail the coupon below; it entails no obligation. I favor u business mini for President "f tlio L'nlled Slates. Name , Address Cil .Stale BUSINESS MEN'S PRESIDENTIAL LEAGUE Suite 1615165 Broadway, New York City DANIELS SEEKS END Secretary Heads for n 1'rojee 111c Plant I'nder Federal Ownership. UPHOLDS NAVY SCHOOLS WArlltNr.ToN', March 30. Secretary Daniels attached to tho Administration's preparedness programme a limited policy of Government ownership nnd oiktuHoii of plnnts for the maiiufaciuro of muni tions of wnr when he appeared be-fore the House Naval Affairs CoiiuulHee to-1 day to explain his estimates for the naval establishment for Hie coming' year. "Kvrry dollar spent for preparedness sluill bo spi ut for preparedness at a fair profit," was Ihe ptlnclplo the Secrclaiy laid down. ' "When competition Is ihstroycd," he added, "the Uoveiiuneiit shall be lu a position to tnatiufaiiure nil or a part of the supply of a necessary product in order to control the price." In line with this policy Mr. Daniels not only inged the passage of tho pend ing bill authorizing tho construction of ii Government armor plant but appealed to the committee to appropriate $70.", till for the construction of a projectile plant and recommended some Items to enable the Department to manufacture torpe does and mines. Mr, Daniels did not have nn oppor tunity to give to the members of the House eommit'ee the Information they are sicking In regard to the live year naval building priigtamu.o or the mo tives by which be wag actuated III modi fying the rcconiiReiidatioiis of the Gen eral Hoard. This siibjeit will ! taken tip (o-niorrow when the committee re sum s the hearing. Defend Ills m j schools.'' The Secretary did, however. In his ! owning statement defend his "navy .' k..i.,.iu' r..- ,i... ,..iiuM.i ... i,Ai..t. schools" for the enlisted men on Hie bat tleshlps of (he licet and urged the eoin mltlee (o make adequate provision for obtaining a teacher of Kngllsh nt An naos "as goisl as any at Harvard" to tialn the future olllccrs of the navy (o correct expression. He also asked the committee tu furnish a professor of modern languages of (he same standing. He told the c.imillltU.- of the illlllelll lies ciuounlered In gating men for the navy mid of the cetisoishlp he hud exer cised over the distribution of lectillt- inv literature. He said ho had burned a bushel of Illustrated folders, which showed men "going (o the tropics and associating with half dressed women,' ticcaUM he regarded them ns Indecent. In Ids recital of tho needs of thr navy the Secretary was most emphatic lu his ap.eat for plants to fdvx- the Hoiern-im-nt the whip hand over munition milkers who destroy competition. "It Is ll w.se poiry for the HoV TmneM III (.Plaining most munition supplies," b" said, "to go Into the open market. Hut when private lonoerns de stiny conils'tltidii tlin Hoi eminent must stop In mid do the manufacturing lu its own defence. To obtain armor, tor sudors, jirojectlles, mines and such mu nitions thr Uovernment ought to have Its own plants, lu which the results of Ito ci'riui''nt could be kept secret and by which It could rrgulule the price If iiecessnry." Projectile Plnut reded. T'-e nr.'l'sMty fn, the .reetlon of ' projectile plant was described by Sec I'tary Daniels ns uig-nt "if Ihe ships of the IN ci air to l.v I i i supplKil Willi II inv It minor p. ere ng shells.'' Tne in.iiiufaetuiers bad hi en con stanily iiicre.i.-01'v their prims for sln-ll of all kinds, 'ie said, mid have finally artlved ill ttie iwiiiit nt which they ir fiif" to bid nt all on the sp.-rlil.ntlon-. laid down by the I sqiarltuent i ailing for shells of high quality. Specifications were sent out to morn than I no i-inurm for smaller slit Its, ! added, and only two respondisl with bids, "Of all the recommendations I have to make to the committee" he sola, "1 would put this Hist. With such a plant the Uovernment will be ubl to manufacture the kind of s.iclls It needs , It will retain the piollt now paid pr. va to mnnufucturers and the work will be done tuor" expeditiously" The Secretary was almost ns urgent In recommending the pass igu of the bdl to establish u Hoveruinenl armor plate plant. The isffer of the armor makers to supply the navy wlih all Its ne., Is at a ptlce to be Jl veil by tin1 Federal Trade Commission h" did not tegnrd ns advan tageous. "The Government ban already paid In exorbitant prollts tor all the armor plate plants In eiisteme." he s;i,, "If we should adopt the proposal it would not be long before the price of aiinor would go up again." As a further Illustration of th" nil vantages of Hnvcriiiueni manufacture Mr. Daniels cited leducilnus that had been brought about lu the price of pow der as soon us the Uoveiiuneiit plant bad been established. The private manufnctuieis fln-t re. mandril 1 n pound. This was reduced to SO cents when the Uovermiieut began to manufaiiiiie. Now, he added, enough Is iiiaiiiiliicliiieil by the navy for Its needs III tune of peace at a i ost of '.'t cents u pound- ", I cents with tin- over be,. 1 (halites, lulirrst mid such Item" und the pMce 'ii tin open market is "The iliffcremo between 5:1 and III cents lu a programme of preparedness," he said, "Is well worth saving," Similar savings of $1(5 on mines and JVIoRE than two-thirds of our product is composed of grand pianos the ideal instruments tor tlic music room in the production of which Mason & Hamlin Co. hns set u new standard of excellence through its unique system of construction. An investigation will reveal their superiority in tone and durability, which hns made them the most highly prized pianos of the day. MASON & HAMLIN CO. 313 Fifth Avrnuc, tit .".'Jnd Street Jt.OAO on torpedoes imde ut Government plaiitn were put forwanl as examples of what might be expected fmni tho exten sion of this system. The advantages o be obtained fiom u naval experimental l.ileiratory nnd the plan fur the mobilization of Industries Secretin y Daniels left to be nsi erf lined from the testimony of Thomas A. Kdisou and thr eiiglneris who nppcariil betorn Ihe committee two weeks ago teeoni mending an apptopilatlou of $'.'5, (inn for the expenses ot the naval consulting boarrl, "We are doing In times of peace." he said, "what Kiigland and l-'i.incc did tinder stress of war. We havo listed eveiy ship that may be available for n.'ivul irsrs In thr rvrnt of hostilities. We ure hi touch with the rnllro.nls mid we nte beginning to know what we will have at hand." The personnel problem was discussed at length by tin- Secretary, who sail It would be Impossible to add '.O.nnn men to tin- navy in a year as has been sug gested. "We now have dllllculty in keeping the present quota full," he said. "be. cause of tho high wages ashore." He gave us the chief ditllculty the lack of men trained lu sis-cltil locutions to meet requirements of the nivy, Which tie lie. scribed us an Immense machine shop. (utlcers In special lines, such a- en gineers, weir also needed, he added. AMERICAN DOCTORS PRAISED. Iirrionn; nnd list r In lteiiies) Ad. dltlnnnl .lied lent KxpeiHliiiiis. Arthur ion Vilcsen, chairman of the American Ph.vslclans expedition Com mittee, has received a letter fiom Un American KmliHSsy In Herlln iittestlng lo tho success of the two hospital nulls of doctors and nurses which havo been sent to Ueriuaiiy by the eoinmltlee. , third unit Is on the way mid Herman mid Austrian niollcnl authorities asked Ihe iiiiiimittee to organ." addi tional expeditions Kaeh unit has be,. : rqiiiiieil io take calo of three lilt ml r. I or more wound, d. Tin- soldiers ni" tuated ngardless of tlnir iiiitlonallty Willi (Hie exception ull (he phvslciuiis arc American Inn n. There is more snap, style, sanity, service and satisfaction in Saks $20 Suits for New Yorkers than in any other suits offered at that popular figure. HHHE fact is, Saks Suits are not made merely to sell at $20, but to outsell any alternative at the same price! We are not interested in producing Suits just as good as the average at $20, but something substantially better. Better fabrics, better selections, better models, better tailoring, better finish bet terness that is sustained through all the ramifications of making, from the selecting of raw materials to the last refining proceses of Style. Selected ai Random New Check llffeii. with p.iliii pin Kris-, soft roll lapcli anil novel curTs, A ira Sift Finish Wnr-icil, tlu iimkiis nslunt, bolli dial and vest with roll (ollar. 1 A IHiip Scree minor s Ii a r p I vvuisicil und with unusual s p r i n '.' at I lie hips. A Snhor Mark, wltnsc rolling' hinds and cusv lines ure tlic vcr.v iulovicaliou of slvlc All Colors All Patterns All Weights All Weaves All Models All Variations of Cull, Collar ami Coiilnm- And All Better Than Ihe Average ttroadway FRANCE NEEDS MEDICAL AID. Prominent Anii-rlenii "eiiil Out ooiitrj i I lie lull for Help. A couiilrv ivnlr appeal In beiialf of th propa' of IVullec l.s about to br Intllle to Americans over the signalling of Josi ph II. (iioale. Augusl lleluioul. A tlarton llepbll.li, Kdwill U M.illll. I'll. Hies W, Kllot, prcs'ih-iit inteiiiiis of Harvard, und lie ii I,. Illggiosoii ,A despatch (l inn Ihe American relief lieiirlng hoii-e in ir!s calls attention to tile ptessmg need lor assManco In e.nltlg for the Fundi wounded lis a lesult of the Veiiliin drive and III" probability Hint Ike need, unless promptly met, ill mere. is., gn-.iilv In the spring. Surgsiis' gowns, adhesive plaster, ub soibeiit pliotcr, giii.e, atiiestlietlcs, rub ber sheet'lig, Miekj. and lubber gloves are desired p.iltlenl.iiiv . I oll.ltllilis of supplies should be sent to IV war ilb'f learlng house, UJ ('ha-ltoli striet. and el ks nud cash to the VC'iiiiu Allbd Ri lu f Ciimuilttce. "On I'llth avenue 100 AUTO TRUCKS FOR ARMY. Illdi llpened nnd I iiiitrncl Will Re I. el lu n IV" llu.is. ' Dep.. i (juaili tin. i-Ucr dd A L. Smitb, IC. S. A., i.pennl bid' V"s(rrdny for 100 more anio trmk- for Mexban set vice. I They ni"' to be ib diei.-d on .ill from S'Xte. u days if'ir the coiitiai Is are signed up lo till!. lliolllhe. ii'wdU: -three i-ompautes Mibmlttcil bids The lovvist w.i- $l,."ifni per ear up to J.'.'JU". ll is cxpirteil that the j War Drpaitmenl wld give out tin; con J tract In a few da.vs. Some of the nun , panics are icnly to supply a number of 11110 11. lies n( one,-, I, Itili ti(Ui-l nod Xliesei Iti'lnriiliiK. er -;. I i Tin v ,.., . i.,i i. i a London l .i. .. ;:u ! l..d llllob P.i---I. w to eight doeln n 1 1 in I ,i ini'.die on -is, ii i ,,. (i iirre j from Serl. a, ti.ivill'og Hx w.k of Prt logi,id Tin v are on tli'ii i;. home. at :illh Street