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Cli airman PiuIkpH of Hoiim;
('ommitteo Refuses Atlmii'nl'H
Request o Kxplxifn.
WAilltWOTON, Atirll . Ths refuinl of
Chairman Padgett of the House Naval
Affaire Committee to grant Hear Ad
inlrml Klske an opportunity to reply to
the testimony of the Secretary of thn
Navy to-day placed a now aepect uiioti
tho controversy that liaa arisen between
Admiral Flak, resenting tlie Hecre
tary'a Implication that disappointed am
bition provided th motive for his criti
cism of the Navy Department's policy,
vv rote a letter to Representative Padgett
asserting that "a serloua cloud" had
bten placed on his own testimony and
aiked Tor an opportunity to explain.
In his Ittter he takea direct lsuo with
the Secretary upon questions of fact.
In reply Mr. Itodgett said to-day that
the hearings had been cloned and that
ho saw no occasion for reopening them
for tho consideration of tho HMttcra
which constitute the points nl Issue bo
tween Admiral Flske and Secretary
.Mr. PndKPtt'a Attitude.
"There In no publlo Interest to ho
aubscrved." ho says, "by such an In
vestigation an to tho matters of rccol
flection of what waa said rclatlvo to the
tranbiictluns of the past."
It was atserted by .Secretary Ojnlcls
that Admiral Klske predicted that naval
oftlcers would take to cocalno as n result
of tho wine mess order; that ho was
disappointed because he vv.m nut ap
pointed commander In chief of tlio At
lantic fleet, and that he saw no hopo of
preparedness In the navy unless men
whose fathers and grandfathers had
been In tho service wcro at the head
of It.
Tho refubal of Chairman Padgett to
(rant Admiral Flake a further hearing
has aroused the Ire of Kcprrsentatlvo
Hrltlen of Illinois, who takes tho ground
that Mr. Padgett exceeded his author
ity. Mr. Britten says he will demand
that the question be referred to the
committee Itself for decision.
Admiral Klrke says In his letter:
"Referring to my testimony given be
fore the Naval Committee on March 21
and 27, to tho testimony given on April
3 by the Hon. Secretary of tho Navy
and to editorials In this morning's Issue
of tho New York Worlil, Si;n and
Herald, I beg leave to tcmjcst your ut
tent Ion to tho fact that the testimony
of the Secretary has caft n serious cloud
on mine.
"For this reason 1 respectfully request
permission to apptur before th commit
tee to explain certain occurroncc con
cerning which I fear that the Secretary's
memory has led him to do ma great
According to all tho papers that t
have seen tho Secretary said that t told
lilm that If naval officers were de
prived of their wine they would takw
cocaine. It la truo that I tried to w
auade the Secretary not to prohibit wlno
1 and beer; spirituous liquors had been
forbidden by Uw for fifty cars.
"My arguments wcro cxprcsswl In i
closely typewritten letter to him. font
pages long, tUlod May 27. 1314, and
revered my point.-, It would be nv
esaary to read thin entlrn letter to got
a correct Idesi of vv li.U 1 told thu Sccre
tary. I bhould Uku to show u copy of
tho letter to tho committee.
"In tho matter of desiring to b com
mander In chief of tho Atlantic lleet, I
did make application for tint command,
huch mi application was pettectly
proper, as I hail terve.l Mte.e.ssfiilly In
command of three dlvls.ons .it (lllf.ient
times and w.io thui aid fur nix rations,
which, many otticcra thought a mom
Important pwdtlon.
"1 wish ail opportunity, however, to
convince tho commlttoo that I did not
tell tho Secretary that Kletchor did
not want the command; Mm Secretary a
memory leads him Into error there."
What I did tell tho Secretary was
that Fletcher had told mo somo tune
before that ho thought the natural thin-:
to do when Admiral Hadger gavo im
tho command rain to give It to in-, m.iku
Fletcher aid for operations, and then
inaliu Fletcher commander in chief
when I retired Fletcher holm. . It-Mi en
months jounger than I and m ju.'lor
In rank.
"I tlnd tlio fniiowing entry In inj diary
nn the date of April 30, 19H .
" 'Secretary of Navy. In nr. or.l.incu
with my request, telegraphed Fletcher,
asking htm If lie wuuld llko to change
Place with uie.'
'I'letchcr wan then In Mexico. In
command of the Flm division, which
1 had comniandod .i .uir anil u half
before, and Admiral U'ln.slov, my Jiuilor.
also a candidate for thn position of com
mander In chief, Has nltu In Mexico. In
command of tho special sen leu squad
ton." TIih Anrestrnl Itri-orrl.
Admiral llsko then e.plalns nt
length the circumstances under dispute
and adds:
"As to my t.'lllns tho Secretary rmt
only once hut many llim-s that Mf n
did not put men at tho htud or th
navy wlic.e fathers and graudfatheis
had been In tho servlco no would never
b able to obtain any degree of pre
paredness,' I hao never entertained
such Ideas.
"My father was a clergyman, and not
one of my paternal nu.vtorti fur more
than 400 years has been In the army or
navy, My maternal uncle was In the
navy, but ho was killed ut thn age of
18, and my maternal grandfather was
bii army onici-r In his eaily i!nr, but
resigned and went Into the lumber busl
ness. "What I did tell the f-ocrctarv wan
that countries like Ormatiy and Japan
have almi and Ideals different from
ours; that in those, countries cverv man
la In a measure, military, iik his 'father
and grandfather weto bfeiro him and
that such nations naturally h.ivo a
greater mllltnry .spirit and u greater
military ability than nations llko ours
"Inferring to that part of tho Secre
tary's testimony that bears on mv testi
mony that tho Secretary directed the
omission of a recommendation for in,
100 men from tho (iener.il Hoard's re
Port of December, 1014, I should llko
an opportunity to convince llio .nnmlt
tee of tits correctness 0f m ri'iollcp.
tlons by showing the entrWs m.ida In
my diary lit the tJme."
.ut n nesertlini nt .pr Orlrnim,
With I.onn Sertlcr Ahead.
Washinqto.v, April fi. Serretan'
Daniels has directed that a hater of
commendation be sent to the cimv of th.i
battleship K'eiiturky. Comnminh i' Ikiiik
las II nismukes notified the Depart
ment that there was not u singlo iIikt
tlon while tho ship mum ut New Or
leans from February L'U in March 18,
although the thlp had como I mm a pro.
traded nay at Vera Cruz, wluro shorn
Icavo was greatly restricted.
One-half of the ship's company wai
gheu hhurN leav tho day before
the Kentucky's departure for Mcmimu
waters on March IS and imt a man
fall-d tJ return, although H was known
that uuoiher long period of servhn In
tropical waters might be rtiqu:cd nt
Sees Threat in Letter of Col. Sternberger, but Latter
Denies Any Wrong Intent Militia
Lose Test Vote.
Washington, April 6. Senator O'Oor
man of New York rroated something of
a sensation In the Scnatn to-day by
sending to the clerk's desk and having
read a letter received from Col. II. H.
Sternberger of tho New York National
Ouard, whoso address was given aa the
Municipal Ilulldlng, New York city.
Senator O'aorman Indulged In romo
sharp comment on tho letter front Die
mllllla officer, which ha construed as an
Implied threat of political reprisals
against him. Tho letter demanded that
Senator O'Oorman vote against section
f6 of Hie army bill, which waa adopted
to-day and which Senator O'Oorman
voted for on tho roll call.
Section G6 provides for tho creation
of a voluntary army to bo trained at
.... I. 1. -1 , .. . tll..-kt.M
i uiin nm II tts wun ncm ui I laiuiuui, .
N. Y., last year, and has been bitterly I
assailed by National Ouard officers on
tho ground that It Is designed to mini
mtzo the Importance of the State ni II It la
Tho letter said In part:
"I. I desire to Inform you that th
Hay bill as passed Is satisfactory to
the National Ouard and I urge particu
larly that s'ctlons 76 arid 77 of the
House bill as passed bo Incorporated
In thn Senate bill. 1 am opposed to
section t.8 of thn old Chamberlain bill,
which authorizes the President to or
ganize volunteer In lime of peace. This
to my mind Is detrimental to all tho
National Ouard.
Tn 'r Ilia IntlnriHT.
I wish to call to your attention
the fact that I shall use my Influence,
not only with tho National Ouardsmen
but with all citizens with whom I come
In contract, toward pointing out to them
that tho so-called continental army
scheme Is Impracticable and will hao
a bad effect If passed. I urge upon i
you as Senator from New iork State,
having about 18,000 National Ouards
men In actle service at prefent and
about three times that number who havo
scrvfd In the National Ouard, to oppose
any contemplated measure that I detri
mental to the Interests of the National
Ouard at large."
In submitting the letter Scnatot
O'Oonuau said:
' somctiiuiK w-as sain jcsicrnay oy
certain Senators regarding an e
tremcly offensive propaganda organized
by certain citizens who nro especially
Interested In tho National Ouard, 1
hold a letter In my hand addressed
to me signed II. S. Sternberger, Col.,
written on tho letterhead of the head
quarters division National Ouard, New
York Municipal Ilulldlng. New York city.
I. Ike n t'ommaud.
"It will bo noted that It lacks the
phraseology of ;ui American citizen to
a Senator or any other public official. It
is more In tho nature of a command to
eliminate tho volunteer army provision
from the standing bill. It Is based upon
ii positively coltish proposition, namely,
that In tho opinion of tint writer tho
adoption of that provision will be. preju
dicial to tho National Ou.uil. Uo lose
sight entirely of tho larger and moro
patrlotl aspects of tho question n to
what Is tho best tiling for the country
In tills grave crisis."
AftT the Clerk of the Scnat" had p-ad
the letter Senator O'Oorman added:
"l have not the honor of any per
sonal iicqualnt.tneo with the writer of
that letter, and I sutpect he docs not
know me. If be did he might know
that ho adopted tho very worst form of
persuasion with the Senator from New
York. I am not accustomed to accept
dictation from any source, mid In u
matter 'if this gr.tsr character I resent
any attempt at co-rclon from any
t'riilsr Cicti. tritjnn.
"Now with regard to one objection the
writer of that letter makes agrilnst the
provision for u volunteer army let me.
make this observation: The head of tho
National Ouird of the Mat" of New
York Is Major-Oen. OT.uu, n man of un
ttiiie l'i.sini: Powor In 15c TnUen
Vrnm lloiird nnrl .Mphmii-c
Will lln Pushed.
Washington', April S.As a result
of a conference between President Wll
Fon, Chairman Alexander of the House
coinnnt'ce on Merchant Marino and
1' 'ismrles, Secretary of Commerce rtcd
Held and members of tho Interstate
Commerce Commission it Is practically
certain that the provisions of the Ad
ministration shipping lull permitting thn
proposed s'npp'iig board to fix o.'ian
transportation rales will be eliminated.
In placi of Ibis section language ,
probably will bo substituted vesting In i
the boa id power to correct flagrant In
jiltlce ill ocean rates. It Is tho hop,, of
Adni'nlsfi atlon olllelals tint thn effect
ol Ibis rlialign will be to win over the ,
support -f certain shipping Interests
wlilch had been alienated by the old
board provision.
ChalrniHJi Alexander sugcested the
change lie Informed the President that
It waa the H"iiso of ni.inv whipping
vpt rti that tlm cir"0-c nf the rato
fixing power by Hie bo ml would b
Impracticable, and that It would cer
tainty b uniiopuhir. Ills view Is under
stood to have been shared imofllclally
by tlm Interstato Commerco Commis
sion. Tho.n who iitlrjulcd 1 1 to conference
were ciretul to point out on leaving
tho White llouso that they had not
pret-umnl to tcH'.'h a Dual decision, but
Chairman Alexander announced that tho
mutter ivould be bil.1 before tho House
committee Immediately. I To said that
In all probability hearings would be
held on this point.
Just befnio this conference the Presi
dent had a coiif(nnoi' with Acting
Chairman Po'i and Koproirntatlve Oar
ret of Ibe llouso Committee on Utiles.
Thev hud offerul tn franio rules to ex
pedite the consideration of tho pend
ing Administration meamires. They
hidlcatid that the next meiuiurn to be
taken up after tho rivers and harbors
bill would no tlm Philippine Indepen
demo measure. The shipping bill, In all
probability, will follow this.
II. II. 'I'. In Hush i:feniiloiis.
Having obtained tho slguatiiro of
aetlnu Mavor fiow-lhn; to ninriil.i..
which were voted last August by the
Hoard of l.stlmale, tlm Brooklyn Ihipld
Transit Company announced .vrsterday
that it would begin construction woik
iih soon as the neiesswry coiibuntu of
properly owners am obtained mi new
trollev lines in Metropolitan avenue, front
Dry ll.iilior ro.id tn Jamaica Plank road,
p.orough of yineiis, on Klghth avenue,
from Thlrt.v -ninth sliced hi Hay ftldgo
avenue, ami on Fresh Pond road, bo.
tween tlm Lutheran Cemetery linn and
Mj rtN ve, .Hrwwsh Queena.
usual military nblllt). lie Is probably
the only olllcer connected with the Na
tional Ouard In any State In this country
who has been Invited to take .the course
In the War College In this city, and he
has completed It,
"In the opinion of the regular army of
ficers he Is a torn soldier. I am sure
that ithe subordinate, olllcer who wrote
the olfenslvo noto to me was not voicing
tho sentiment of the patriotic citizens of
thn (Mate of New York who are Identified
with the National Ouard In Uiat State,
and that this volunteer army provision
will not Impair the efllclency of the Na
tional Ouard Is shown by a letter written
by Oen. O'Hyan under data of January
17, 1016."
lly a vote of 3 to 34 the Senate voted
late this afternoon to retain section 5
In the army hill. Tho fight was a strug
gle between tho National Ouard and the
Committee on Military Affairs of tho
Senate, which acted on tho advice of the
oftlcers of th regulur army and other
military experts and created the volun
teer army and the training camp plan.
Tho Senate was deluged with tele
grams for and against tho retention of
tho section. Militia olilcers protested.
And advocates of the training camp Idea
urged the Senate, to retain It.
Xo Parties In Fight.
It was not an Administration fight
apparently, for Senators who usually
are classed as supporters of tho Presi
dent on almost every Issue arising di
vided upon this question. It was not a
partisan alignment.
The vote on the motion to strike the
section from the bill was us follows.
Ayes Democrats: Ashurst, tlank
head. Clarke (Ark.), Culberson, (lore,
llnrdwick, Hughes, Kern, Leo (Mil.),
Lewis, Martin, Overman, Ttansdell,
Heed, Itobinsnn, Shafrotli, Simmons,
Smith (On.), Smith (S. C, Stone,
Swanson. Taggart, Thompson, Varda
man. Hepubllrans: Clapp, Cummins, Curtis,
.lones, Kenyon, McCumber. Norrls,
Page, Sherman and Works 34.
Noctt--Democrats: Peckham, Krous
sard. Chamberlain, Hitchcock, Hollls,
Hustluc, Johnson (Maine), Johnson (S.
D.), line, Nrwlands, O'Oorman, Pitta
man, Pomerene. Saulsbury, Sheppard,
Smith (Md.), Thomas, Walsh and Will
iams. Republicans : Tlor.Oi. ltrandegee, Ca
tron. Clark ( Wyo.). Dillingham, du Pont,
Oalllnger, Llppltt, Lodge. Nelson, Oliver,
Polndexter Smoot. Sterling, Sutherland,
Warren and Weeks 3i.
All of the debate to-day wns on this
feature of the bill. Senator Chamber
lain was visibly relieved when the Sen
uto adopted section Jt. Mr. Chamber
lain, who is In charge of tho army bill,
gavo notice that ho would Insist upon
night ssslous until the measure hud been
Letter Is MUeonslraed, Smrn Col,
Col. II. S. Sternberger, who Is chief
qu.irtcrmai ter of the National Ouard of
New York, said last night that Senator
O'Oorman had misconstrued his letter
written In pposltlon to the continental
army plan provided by the Chamberlain
"My letter," the Colonel said, "did not
threaten Senator O'Oorntan. No thn-.it
of any kind wan intended I merely In
formed him that 1 should use my per
sonal Influence with my friends In and
out of tho National Ouard In an effort to
have the continental army Idea defeated
and to support the Hay hill, which would
federalize the National Uuard.
"In the I'nlted States vve have a Na
tional Ouard of 120,00ft men which Is
pretty well organized. Why start a new
organization which nobody knows any
thing about' If the guard were federal
ized ll would bo a real support to the
army It Is well known that tho Na
tlonsl Ouard of New York Is eillcient,
and If the mllltla of all the other States
could bo brought to the same state of
efllclency wo would have a pretty strong
force. This could b done through Fed
cral control,
"My altitude Is exactly like that o?
Major-Oen, O'ltjan. head of the New
York National Ouard."
Others Art'iisotl of LnMirin? to
1 1 ii vt l S. Dui M itisr
Nitrate IMimt.
Washington. April 6, A demand for
Investigation of lobbying activities by
ngenta of the du Pont Powder Company,
tho American Cyanide Company, the
Alabama Power Company and subsidiary
and assoclalo concerns in connection
with the effort to brlip; about the
erection of a nitrate plant at tho Mii'sle
Shoals site on the Teunisen Hlver wai
in. ol.i in the House tn-dav by llepreseu
tallvo Madden nf Illinois.
In tho long preamble of a resolution
he Introduced directing tho Judiciary
coinniltteo tn make tlio Inquiry Mr.
Madden refers to the repot t that a lobby
haH been al work In Warlilligtoii for
mouths to ludtiei tho llmii to approve
tho provision in tho Hay army bill,
which waa afterward stricken out for
tho erection of a nitrate factory.
In thlH connection ho mentions the
names of p'rank H. Wnsliburu, president
of the American Cyanide Company, and
.1, W. W'orthlngtnn, president of the
Alabama Power Company.
Ho also suya It has been u-sserted that
theso men Induced itrmy engineers
"through tho Inllueneo of r-'nators" to
malm borings without authority for tlm
propoa'il dam. The sanio engineers, he
adds, urs'ed thn i ;oveiniiient to go Inln
partnerhhlp with tlio "Mussle Shoals
people" and appropriate $IS.UU0,O00 for
tho work.
"If tlm Oovernmeiit does build a
nitrate plant nt Muslc Kho.ils," he adds,
"It will bo compelled to deal with thn
Alabama Power Company and the Amer
ican Cyanide Company, which have In
terlocking directorates," and "tlio mn
who are now lobbying Ju behalf of tho
Mtiasln Shoals project have steadily at
tempted to conceal tho fact that they are
working In behalf of the American
Cyanide Company rind tho Alabama
Power Company, tlio latter of which la
just about to attempt to float 100,
iniO.uuu In bonds."
IS nf ail Connta llroppcrl Defend
ant in Take Stnnd,
Citii'AC.o, April fl. William borlmer,
on trial for alleged conspiracy In con
urctiou with tho ioll,iiHe ol' Hie I.a Salle
Htreet Trust and Savings Hank, nf
which he wan president, won a partial
victory to-day when by agreement of
the Statn and the defence, eighteen of
the twenty-nine counts In ono Indictment
T.ere ordered stricken out on tho ground
that they were repetitions,
Tho State closed Its caso fooii after
noon. It Is expected that !orlmcr will
take the stnnd In Ills own defence.
15,000 Aloro to Follow When
Secured Regulars to On
Into Mexico.
Washington, April 6.- Prellmlnar, It
Is understood, to 11 largo Increase In the
strength of the American expeditionary
forco In Mexico the War Department
gavo orders to-day for tho despatch to
tho border of all recruits who havo been
enlisted since March 15 tinder tho Hay
resolution providing for nn addition of
SO.OOQ men to the army.
The number of recrulta enlisted to I
date under this act approximates 6,000
men. As rapidly lis they have been taken
Into thn servlco they havo been assem
bled and placed under training at Jef
ferson barracks, Missouri : Columbus
barracks, Ohio: Port Logan, Colorado,
and Port Alcatraz, California.
(Jon. Kuustou has rc.uested that they
bo sent to the border to tako the place
of seasoned troops to be added to (Jen.
Pershing's command.
Oen. Pumttun has also rocommendnd
that a battery of the Fourth Kield Ar
tillery, which had ts-en ordered to Pan
um.i, be kept at llrownnvlllo In view of
tho uncertain outlook In the Mexican
situation. The rrcummendntloii has
been approved,
The need of additional troops In Mex
ico is increasing every day that tho
expedition proceeds further Into the In
terior and adds to the line of communi
cation with the border that must Ihi
maintained t all hazards,
It Is belluvcd hero that ns soon ns
the recrulta arrive on the border Oen.
Kunston will throw several additional
regiments across thn boundary from
Columbus to guard this line.
Secretary of State lauislng had a lonr
conference at the White House this
afternoon with tho President concern
ing tho negotiations with Carranza for
permission to use the Mexican North
western itallroad. Although ho de
clined to disclose what took place at
th conference. It Is understood the Ad
ministration Is far from pleased over
the delay on the part of Carranza In
granting the privilege asked for
A despatch received at the State De
partmeut to-day from Special Agent
Hodgers at 'Juerelaro simply stated that
Carranza still had the matter under
consider itlon.
Following his talk with tho Presi
dent, Secretary I,nslng sent new In
structions to Hodgers directing him to
uro again upon '"nrranza prompt ac
tion, explaining. It Is understood, that
unless permission wcro granted for tho
tiso of the railroad It would bo neces
sary for the Culled States greatly to
Increase Its forces In Mexico.
Pesplt.- the fact that the State Depart
ment indicated u much as a week ago
that Carranza would have no objection
to the sending of supplies over the rail
road to Oen. Pershing It was stated at
the War Ienartmeiit this afternoon' that
as far as official reports from Oen. Kun
ston dlolofi the Carranza authorities
at .luarez have not accepted the ship
merits offered.
Whether the prin'rastluatioii of Car
ranza over tho railroad question Is In
any way connected with the statements
attributed to Consul Oarel at HI Pa-i
Slid other Cvrani.i niTicials silgg. illeg
tile proprletj of the America II fopes
withdrawing from Mexico Is a matter of
considerable speculation here
It was authoritatively declare! In
White House circles late to-day, how
ever, and following tho onferenc be
tween the Piesldent and Secretary Lan
sing, that the Administration Is as de
termine, I as ever to 'Vet Villa." and
lias no Intention of atiai donlug the caje 1
Secretary Lansing s.i.d this evening I
that as far as he was advised there was ;
no intention or withdrawing me troop
ut this time.
That financial conditions In Mexico
are improving, Is asserted In a state,
ment made public to-day by Hllseo Ar
redondo, ihu ambassador designate us
follow." :
"Cables from Mexico ilty to the con
lldentlal agency of the Carranza govern
ment announce that for tho llrst tlm
In many weeks, the exchange ratio on
"onMltutlonall't paper Is less than ;o
to 1 i.'ffers of gold at the rate of ono
American dollar for twenty pesos found
no noller.! nt Uiat price, whereas during
tho early part of March the ratio was
approximately 10 to 1.
"Tho government monetary commis
sion has been Instructed to continue the
salo of gold exchange; nn New York
for paper until the peso reaches a f.table
value of ten cents gold."
1,000 Fiviji'lif Cars Koimirod,
New Kondliod From Ciipi
lul to Torn-oil.
.vieru! Cnftfe l( if ifec (o Tnc M
MKXtco rtiT. April t. Hallways I).
rectnr Panl. in an Interview to-dti. re
clarcd that H Cmveoiuiieiil has rcpalte.1
and made avallalile for ll'o I .film
freight cars in a month. II" sas that
Ihu Administration has bought a largo
liianttty nf material, Including half u
million tlc-H. Tho officials hope to have
tho trains running between the capital
and Torrcon within two weeks.
Several trallilo.ids of Oen. Obregon's
Vaipili am a' riving lic e. 'He Minister
of War Is cxpooled to-morrow.
Pesos opened at 4 j ci Ills and closed
at .LOO cetils, milng to Increased de
mand for foreign drafts and tho pin
chasing of gold by the Pearsons This
followed nn nil dill stalcnient In (o-dii'H
press regarding ? :.0,0itJ,iii0 guaranty
fund for currency to bo established lij
thn AiliiiiulHi ration in draw upon.
irnntora Shields mill Hoke Smith
Sot Won to roiiflrniiltlon.
Washington, Apul ii. Pcmocintlo
Senators who have had chargn of the
nomination of Louis 1, Tlrandcis to the
United States Siipieino Court wore
gi rally disturbed to-day over tho uncer
tain atlltndn of Senator Shields of Ten
liessro and .Senator lloke Smith of
C.ois'I.i. Peiuo.-ratj., who admit they
have not ci been convinced that a fa
vorable report should be made,
Tho Hepubllcnu members of the coin
niltteo are opposed to confirmation. All
tho Democratic members except Senators
Shields and Smith arc believed to bo
favorable. There is certain to bo much
delay and It In admitted that tho nomi
nation may not coinei out of llm sub
I'oiiunltice with a favorable report. It
1 will bo taken up lor consideration by
! the full rnmiiiltlce. on Monday,
The Judiciary Committee Is m.ido up
of leu Dciiiocratn and eight llcpubll.
cms, so I Imt if one Democrat volesl
unfavnralib thn vole to report Ihe nomi
nation would bo a ho ami would fall.
If two Democratic Senators should vote
against a report there would be a ma
jor lly against favorable action.
I our
nwutttandlng attttts
tho public confltJtncfl
In which this company
Is held.
CMlt.l.turtilu Jklr. $9,000,000
M Lttxrty Rt..N.T.lS Moatifue 8t.,Bko.
Continued from Flr.it Page.
tho fourteen Indians detailed to trail
Another Indian celebrity Is "Charley,"
whose number Is O i", who was one of
the two Indians nho eventually
lauded Oeroulmo. Charley's companion
"Peaches" began a march of seventy
miles to get to Port Apacho In time to
Join tho scouts lx'causo hn was too pour
to buy a horse, ami after walking that
distance arrived at Port Apache threo
hours ufter the train had pulled out. Capt.
Hazzard said he would not bo surprised
If "Peaches" walked the rest of tho way.
Charley Khlpp Is the most distin
guished member of the party from view
point of letters. He Is a college man
and a Judgo ut tlio Whltu Mountain
Agency. Chow Hlg, who number Is
T C, la the sergeant of tho pirty, und
"OhleWe..n" Is the first sergeant.
"Loco Jim." who Is literally full of
scars and bullet holes. Is n veteran
Illppnllto Villa, brother of the bandit
leader, will not bo extradited from Ha
vana for trial here on the charge of cou
Bplrlng to blow up a railroad train
containing Cirratira troops, the time
limit having expired.
Nows of wholesale murder by a VII
llsta band south of Torreon reached
the border to-day. According to this Infor
mation brought to , ie bnnltr, many
passengers. Including women mid chil
dren, were killed by bandits between Tor
reou and Zacatee.is on March is,
when tho marauders wrecked the train
on which they were riding.
The Vllllstas. according to the story
told, wrecked the train In a hilly sec',
tlon, tar from Hny place of habita
tion, rind shot down the passengers, one
by one ns they emerged from tho wreck
age. When all the passengers were
kllhd or wounded, the bandits set fire
to the wreckage and cremated the
A military train following tho pas
senger train, reached the wrecked train
shortly afterward, but turned back to
Trreon without rendering aid.
.Mi'fMiirc .Soul From ui In
ilicatos F. S. Foiro l.s
llp.'uliiiir for I'liiT.il.
SvN Antonio, Tex, April --In a
message reeelved at Gen. Punston's
headeiuarter.s to-night Col. lirown of tho
Tenth Cavalry said he had left Cul
hulr.ieh'c icimmonlv called Cus!) last
Tuesday "hot m the trail ,,f Villa"
Thl.- I- the lir-t nev. from the iron
since tilt rcjiort of liio tight III whie.i
th.rtv Mexbaiis were reported killed
It came from Cul. Itnnvn through the
American Consul, Lender, at '!uhtihui
und Oen Hell at Ll Paso, to head
eiuarters Col. llrowu repot led that on April '
contact w.i bail with a band of 1J
Vdlistas In which tlireo Mexicans were
kilhd without American casualties. The
message supports surnusen of army olil
cers hero that tho Americans are In the
neighborhood of Satevo That the tele
gram was filed at Cusl did not neves,
sard" mean that all of i 'ol. Hrown's
detachment was there It i pointed
out that trails had nom tin- vn-mtv
of Cusi east . -o'llii toii-ard Sateio
and on to Parral and that it it. prob.iiile
Americans have been pushing forward
on these, even while some troops re
'Mi'nnil back at Cusl and clscwhoro to
suppoit some tort of llm. of communi
cation. In the repoil of tlio second llsht It
wai sal,) that lliown's trempn were pur
suing the Mexicans through San Antonio.
It Is loslc.il to assume, that Hits pursuit
continued, It Is declared, and that a
detour was m.ido from the line of tho
ohase by detachment to Cusl for some
purpose, thus permitting tho message to
be sent by telegraph from there. A rail
way rims from Ouertcro to Chihuahua.
Hetween the two points a spur extends
southward Cusl Is on this spur, in a
direction southwest of Sail Antonio
S.ilcvo l abieil tlft miles e,it p.
south nf Cnsl Tims ilcinchnif ids of the
Tenth Cavalry could be at i'til and
S-ilevi) and on several Walls beiueen
without being nut of loueh with one
About three di.vs have passed '-ince
Hrown scut hi message from i'uh In
Unit llnio troops could hive pa-ed
Satevo and go e on toward Parral, if
they found thai such i toulo would
keep them hot on Villa's trail. It Is
considered more than likely that the
American now nro smith of S.itevo
I . f mu lllils for TrnoUs for
Mexican Nervier,
Through Depot liimrlennaster Col
A L, Smith bids for s-iolher batch of
100 auto trucks will be asked for In
II few dn.vs. Whnn bids for the last
1(10 machines were nshed It was not
thought that tlie.v would all be called
for ut once, but Out I'linstoii ordensl
them soul to tho Mexican border as
soon an iMSflble Tho cars that havo
been purchased so far, which total about
i'Sn. are all oiiulppcd. and have chauf
feurs und mechanics from the fnctorles.
'I hero Is ono repair car to each com
pany of twent.v-llvo ti ucks. The chiiuf
fiurs und mocliuulc may enlist In tho
army If they earn In.
Onriir 1 1. 'a Milling Delayed.
A cracked piston rod prevented the
sailing .vcstenlay of tho Scandinavian
TVIliericau sleauislilp Owf 11. foi Cluis
tlausand and Copenhagen. The pinion
will be replaced and the liner will get
sway to-morrow Among the passen
gers delaed Is David H, Kranols, Amer
ican Ambassador to Russia.
ChMp aubttlttitci cot t Y0D iaa prica.
Play First Baseball Below Rio Grande Mormon
Lassies Exchange Goodies for American Money, to
Relieve Taste of the "War Babies."
t.eorge II. Dements, special rerreepondent
of "The Hun" with the punitive eipedltlen
Into Mexico, ha sent out from the various
army bate accounts nf what the American
ferce are doing besides ehanlog VlllUta.
Mny Interesting happenings are overlooked
In telegraphing the new of fast maxeh.es,
tights, c. Incidents that make the every
lay life of each eoldler In Mexico one of
great variety are told In the following
Heart Breaking March Over a
Waterlrsa Desert In Mexico.
fprrtnl CnrrtnMtdfnl of Tn Sen.
Field HtAPQUAttTtns, Punitu Expe
dition. Unitkd Status- Aiimt, Nkati
Hoca OiiANor, Mexico, via Columbus,
N. M., March 1'S (passed by censor). -Twctity-alx
mllca of waterless desert
were traversed to-day by the American
troop- It was a heartbreaking march
nml one which proved beyond cavil the
stamina of the American soldier. It
ntforded, too, many opisjrtunltles for of
tU'ers commanding American troops to
show the mettle of which they are ntado
and the devotion they have for the men
under their command.
The sun was hot and blistering: the
roadway, or trail, liberally strewn with
fllnt.v pebbles when It was not des-p
eand, It was a bad road and a bad day
for cavalry; what It was for the "dough
bojs," hiking along on foot, may be
Had as the conditions were the dis
tance was negotiated without tho loss
or Incapacity of a man, horse or mule.
It Is true that many of the men had
blistered feet, and probably n half doieu
reejulrcil lifts by Ihu ambulance accotti
panylng tho column. Hu tho officers
were watrhful and when they found a
soldier In distress they took him In hand.
They saw that lie had water, and If he
was really suffering he was temporarily
relieved of his gun and pack, many of
the otlleers even going to tho extent of
carrying the packs themselves. Many,
no doubt all, of the mounted officers
gave up their mounts to footsoro soldiers
for llttlo lifts along the toilsome road.
When camp was finally reached and
dog tents were pitched on the banks of
the brawling mountain stream known
lo-;allv as the Rio Moca Orande, and
though In fact It 1. a part of the river
set down on the maps as the Ulo Casas
Grande", and mess was served, there
was a rush for a bath In th cold waters
of the stream, misters on sore feet
were pricked ami tho feet dressed with
adhesive tape. In accord with the latest
r. gulatlons of the medical department
of the army, and the men who had made
a record breaking hike in such a largo
body were ready for another march
to the southward.
One of the popular conception of a
marching army Is a great mass of men
In formation, of course, with bands
plavlng and flags flying. Nothing like
that in this expedition. There are no
hands and thus far there has len no
dlsplnv of the national emblem, not even
at the tents of tho headquarters staff
when thev are pitched during the brief
i.m,l iiifr.iiuetit slop. .....
i To the non.ocM'b.itants the failure to
l.llMdav the dig was taken to mean a
' ,estre'..n the pari of the representatives
i .. .i... r,,.,rl,,jTi I'.nvenimcut to make
the expedition look as little as possible
like a national movement simply a po
licing of the country In search of a com
mon criminal. At headquarters It w-as
explained that when the army I In the
Meld It I- a rare thing to d!spla toe
standard and that anyway It were wiser
that the men who would have to earr.v
the Ib.Bs le armed with rifles and be
addition to the lighting strength of
the column.
tmrrlran -olillcr. Deplore Drvas
tntlon of Xl.-xlco's Xrcad'.
,sr,eMl rorrfi"'irfent n' Tnr: Si"
Kinu. llBAPQL'AUTErt. Pt NITtVi: I.xrK-I-.KNPV
Cor.rui.iTOH. Mexico .censored),
hv maO to 1,1 Paso. March '.'?.- It ''
,, aume that the nr.lor of U.e Ameri
can soldiers was not rtamixMied b the
can e. ii former Anictl-
c Clemen,' kiiowo a, Colon, Oh...
ZnZri ,.v .'1;;
ruins of what were once eom.ortabli.
snd In ni.inv c.isie luxurious homes
""A is tn'e the devastation at . . olona
Pli was not the work of NUM. ll- the
men w.ho srvw the results of the ta d
iTpo'n Columbus wire not Inc ncd to
draw tine distinction. to the pcr
.onall. v of the perpetrators of the crime
i-olona Dlaa was de-trojed during the
, dte" d. vm of the Oro7.co revolt, by or
'nV U.e instance of V.eneral- Antonio
Holm., on" of the lieutenants of the late
P nu.il Ororco. The lew houses left
stan i g after the IMJas raid are now
olvuped bv Mexlcns. who s..y they
were left as caretakers by tho former
owners, who are now tefugces In the
''rl.me":; , e C..M.M DUr. w,,h
Its shaded street.'. s .ii.rcl.e, nnd
sch.s.l.. its market place, it ornate )
., d out park. Its pc.u h. p, a. and apple
orchards Its vlnevard and trrlButed
tlelds of alfalfa, wae.it. corn and other
train- and vegetables, must have been
a clin-e .ippi.Mcli to tb. Arcidy of Hie
w.ets That such a settlement should
havo Veen laid waste nl tlio l-diest of a
nan who,e only gMCv.m... vas that It
was tniilt up by foreigner seems clearly
a crime.
Trooiiers In Mexico Clirrr.-d by
sight "War Unities" Pond.
.vpeeiitf 'nrreiiiief"f of Tnr Scs
Firm lliiAPufAinntB. Pt vitimj Hv
rmtrioN. I mtiip Sr.vit.it Ai-.mv. Ci iiro
P.i'iv vl i HI Psf". March at Since
leaving Hoca Orande tho lino of march
has been along the banks of the Hlo
Casas Oriiudes nod water ha- been
plentiful, to the great delight of the men
md to the comfort of thn animals.
The camp tn-nlght H located on the
tvinhs of the river und spread over a
meadow thousands of licit a In extent
md covered with a lush growth of Sue.
ration--it species of grns which, while
not the most nutritive In the world,
still aflnrds good grar.lng for the horses
and mules.
Shortly nfter camp whs made this
afternoon n fleet of aeroplanes flew over
on Us w' south- final destination un
FewrO A"ie. cor. S.Uh Strset.
EMrldre Htreet. cor. Itlrtngtos It.
rerrnth Ate.. ImI. 48lh sad iota l.i
Iilatou Ave., ror. I241U rtlroav.
firand Btreet, ror, Cllutou straut.
KUt li St., b(, lhifloo A. Ji Aim.
fcMt Houston til., tor. IMI ot.
known, but supposed to be the sub-base
already established nl Nuevas Casas
(irandes. It was an Inspiring sight and
for the first time witnessed by an Amer
ican army in tho field. The planes flew
In column formation with pointer and
flankers. Just an an army marches on
the surface of the earth.
The expedition Is accompanied by nn
army of guides irvd scouts, for tho most
part old time cowriunchern who have
ridden the ranges of this section of Mex
ico nnd are familiar with every foot of
the ground from the border to the south
ern end of the tlablcora plain and fur
ther south. They wear the high heeled
boots, big spurs, brightly colored neck
erchiefs and gaudy shirts often affected
by the cowboyj of the southwestern
States and give a touch of color to the
sombrely arracd troopers and Infan
trymen. Scoots on lloth Flanks,
The guides lead the way, riding well
In advance of the main column, while
the scouts ride the ridges on either flank,
guarding against surprise by any body
of the enemy that might have the temer
ity to attempt a dash wdth a view to
putting a wagon train out of business.
I'or the most part these scouts are a
taciturn lot nnd muuh Inclined to Hock by
themselves except tit mess time. As n
rule all civilians iittuchul to the expedi
tion, whether correspondent!) or scouts,
are expected to conform to military rules
In the matter of sleoplng In a bunch In
a designated place where they may be
found In raso of need, und In keeping
their horses on the designated picket line,
whro they may be watched by the sen
tries posted every nlgliL
The scout likes to bed down where
his unerring Instinct tells him ho will
be sheltered from 'the wind while Im
sleeps, and he also likes to tie his horse
with about fifty feet of rope away from
the rest of the herd, where he may graze
and augment the ration of oats Issued
each day to evry mount. Jlo Is willing
to obey orders, but ho cannot under
stand why the orders should go to the
extent of depriving him of the oppor
tunity to sleep where 3i pleases or of
tying his horse where the animal may
fill his stomach with the good grass to
bo found everywhere In this section. He
Is learning, however, and the furth"r
south the column proceeds tho better
dlsclplltitd the. scouts !s?eonie.
The American army long lias had the
reputation of being tho best fed
In the world, and that reputation Is
leng maintained, The food Is abundant,
sound, of good quality and well cooked.
Ham, bacon and canned corned beef are
the staple meat rations, though fresh beef
Is Issued every other day as a welcome
"Hard Tack" In Mexico.
Thus far there has been no dearth of
potatoes and leans, but It Is hoped that
as the column proceeds Into th Interior
of the country supplies of fresh "lesuni
bre..s" may be added to the dietary-. Por
bread there Is ample supply of what l.
labelled "hard bread." whlci'i Is simply
a hard baked "cracker." not half as
hard to bite Into as Is tlio nter cracker
served with cheese In the fashionable
rating places f civ lllzatlen and cjvll
When posn,e (he hread supple is
augmented by Issues nf freshly baked
lire.nl wh n ronie from big army
bakeries established by the army at tue
Columbus base. This b-i.ul conies In
the form of Immense four pound loaves
and Is known among the men as "war
baby" bread On the march south "war
babies" reached the troops but once lie.
fore the column reached Ca.is Orande.s,
but teat was bcMu-e the column
travelled so fast that the bread wignns
were unable to reach the camping places
oftener. When the column rea-hed tho
base In the vicinity of Nuevas Casas
Or. miles ovens were set up at that point
and "war bahlm" Issue. dally and 'fresh
from the new base, bakery.
It Is noticeable that up to this tt lie the
men of the expedition havo adopted no
song, as did the men who coiwiused the
army of Invasion In the Cuban cam
paign whin they popularized "A Hot
Time In the Old Town To-night," or as
did the llrltlsh army when It made "it's
n Iig, Iiog Way to Tlpperar" Its
, '. culm; siiiik .is a matter or fact the
men or mis expedition arc a peculiarly
s'lent I. it so far as singing concerned
The nhsrir, of hands may have some
thing t.i do with this or It mav be the
rapidity with which the armv'ls heln
pushed a ring.
Plrl Unit (.nine ,.n, Horder lij
"Punitive- I.eHKur."
pei Corrrtpotu'etit ,i'Ts Sis
Pmi.li HEApQi'AiiTEr.s. Unitkd SrvTt-s
Pt'MTlVK H.xmUTIoN, .cAll H(1C'
Oraniu:, Mexico (by Truck to HI p.tMJ,
April I i ( 'ensured 1 That baseball is
the great American game and that It
follows the Hag was thorough! demon
strated w.thln a very few bonis after tie
tlrst mills Of t!,e put Oil, cxpednio'll
cross,,! . International hue about n r
way between Columbus, ; m , ,,, j
Palomas, the tlrst Mexle.u, t.m to 'be
reached and occupied if an abandon. ,1
town can be said to be ivcuplnj
The column reached camp .are ,i
nleht. but before taps were sounded and
the light.- put out for the night n WrfH
dlrcoverei! that nn inveterate ' h.,,
brought along a baseball and a cat.i,.
er's mitt and It was arranged that thete
should be a gain" at the veri first hap
which would glvo time for at'leasi three
innings Next morning It i,s
lUHinced nt hoii.biu.irters that the dav
would be spent In camp, i,n, prcpar...
tlons for the first game to be played
on Mexican soil by members of th..
expedition were begun Immediately rt(T
Capt Klrwan of Company . Sivth
liifnntr, himself n "fan" of renown
In the army world, took charge, nnd
with the arslstance of Damon Hut, on
tho sporting writer now acting ns ii
war correspondent wjth th, nihan.e
column, had u "diamond" laid out and
two teams selected for the opening gaoiu
of the "Punitive League."
The smuggled baseball and mitt wen
requisitioned and with u pick handle for
'i bat the game was on Col H,M.
com of the Sixth Infant r,v pit,., , i
llrst ball across the plate. Major U oo
acted as umpire. Plve innings ueie
played. No runs were scored Tn
rors were not recorded It was pton
ably the tlrst game of baseha 1 cier
played In Las Pi.loin.is
Courtlandt At., ror, llstli Strsav.
" . HltOOKl.TN,
rmltn St., enr, l.tvlngatoo St.
liraham Atpdup, tor. Ilarwrolia 4.
I U Win Avenue, cor. Itockawar Kt.
rpHERE is notliiiu;
growing child.. ,
need so much as fresh
air and plenty of it.
Let your children
have all the fresh air
they can get; there's
a great fund of it for
them if you send them
to school and to their
play in the Park by a
Murdered H llh a Spaniard tic Met,
Iran Iliimllls,
Tucson. Ariz.. April dv r.
reived here to-day from Maz.itlan hr
Kouthem Paclflo railroad nih. uls n
that three Americans slid a SpanlA'd
were killed by Mexican bmdits nln
miles south of Hos.irlo, SO ilea
No details of tho killing were g ien.
The Dost Summer Flower
for pleasure or for prmll
Vaughan's nM
Mixtures units
"Pilra I Im" .. rk,
"Halnbow" ,nv
"lied. Pink. White" sv
"llltte und 1,11a," ...Me
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giving itatvern n f me
np. We iffer
oen Bi i.ns. mint coi.iiits, c9An
MIXKIl. roll DM Si.UU
iPIV" plKtmiiKi of JO r 1. i
Mntnniolh 101t ( slaloaur t ltl;r
Barclay Street, corner Church.
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If. VV. Mill It. Tel. 4S,ltl s,eliul
l)os rroin ii lo so. All ItppartBienn.
No liouie ttuUy for bos iiu.trr l.V.
itAit.Mitn sinoen. miii mils.
Klelilston. i-sl V4Bd sit. , iv
nin kit riny. InrludlnR sst'y. sum
Tenuis I'ourls.Alh.Hrl.l.hiii.lV mi. mut
Mr.t'Altl't'.NTrit'S St'HIMII for IIOT4
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The liitb jeir l.liu uctojer 4
liutdoor rxrrrUes t.ao lo 4 all sinter
tll( 4,lltL (Ml lOl.N.. VVIIUI.N.
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