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WEATHER.
Showers tonight or Saturday I
morning, followed by fair and J
lower temperature Saturday.
FULL REPORT ON PAGE THIRTEEN.
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About every one in Washing
ton who reads at all reads The
Star.
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No. wjoi.
WASHINGTON, D. .C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1913 ?EIGHTEEN PAGES.
ONE CENT.
Venezuelan Council Authorizes
Him to Assume Unusual
Powers to Crush Castro.
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MESSAGE TO GOVERNORS
MEETS LOYAL RESPONSE
Invasion of Former Executive at
Coro Is Corroborated in Report
Received at Willemstad.
GfcV .11 \* VICKNTK CiOMEZ,
I'rrsltlfnl of \ enezuela.
CARAC..8. Venezuela. August 1.?In
consequcnce of tlie outbreak of the re\o
lution in Venezuela and the invasion of
the country by forces under the leader
ship of former President Cipriano Cas
tro, the federal council today constitu
tionally authorized President Juan VI
<ento >Ioine~ to assume dictatorial powers
until tiio movement is crushed.
President Gomez Wednesday night sent
the following telegram to the go\ernors
of all tiie Venezuelan states:
"G?n. Cipriano Castro, impelled by am
bition and the craze for power, has pro
voked a re\ olution in this republic by or
dering his partisans to arm themselves
against the constitutional government.
"Already rebel forces in several local
ities have disturbed the public order.
?It is necessary for you to be alert
and to act rapidly and energetically
In assisting the government to crush
the rebels. . , ,
"The peace of the country, which con
st lentious Venezuelans are obliged to
nourish cannot be left at the mercy
of adventurers who posseas no idea
of decorum. I trust you will fulfill
The governors in their replies prom
ised unqualified support of the govern
ment Some of them requested the
dispatch of additional arms and am
munition.
Frontier Bepulses Reported.
It was rumored yesterday that Cipri
ano Castro was on board a steamer ofT
Coro but the government received no
definite news of his landing on Vene
zuelan territory.
Official dispatches state that an in
vadin- fore.- from Colombia, under the
command of Gen. KosarW, Gon^lez has
been driven back steadily on t ?e fron
,'r of the state of Tachlra, where J ol.
Romero. in command of the ??p?'
has forced the rebels to abandon their
^On "the other side of Venezuela revo
lutionists. commanded by a nephew of
Castro. attacked the city of Macura Tues
?lay v? cr^ defeated, it is claimed. >
government troops led by Gen. Zayago.
No t roop* have yet been sent from
Caracas to meet the rebels, r.n the gov
ernment believes the state troops strong
enough to deal with them . . ?
The Dissident announced today that all.
nevs of h'->'?litbs ?. .U1 be published,
whet be* <???* v.K itble "I unfavorable to the J
Ruvei ninei. He he feels he tjin |
safeh tliis because 01 hi* splendid |
army. and ause public opinion is with ,
the government
TelegrapMc communication between the i
? apital and the ie>t of the republic is.
maintained.
Leave Willemstad for Venezuela.
WHjLKMSTAI*. Curacao. August 1.?.
? "orrob<?"st>on of the report of Cipriano j
Castro's landine at Coro. Venezuela, was
received here today from Puerto C'abello.
0?n. Simon Bellow. Castro's brother-in
law. with a number of adherents, left
here last night in a sloop for ^ enezuela.
Has Been Living at Teneriffe.
TENERIFKK. Canary Islands. August
1 - A local transportation compan> has
receded instructions for liie shipment of
an automobile belonging to Gen. Cip
riano < astio ?t Venezuela to the Island,
of Tritvi<d during August. Castro ha>. |
been llvln* there for sono time with his
familv. but the Gomez administration, it
ir ?-tated by the port authorities here, re
? enttv a number of spies to the Ca
njr< Islands, with the object of keeping
the Venezuelan government posted con
cerning every action by < astro.
Castro s wife and children and his
brother-in-law. Senor I^azaro. refused to
day to give any information regarding
the Venezuelan ex-president.
"El Mocho" Observing.
Gen. .lose Manuel Hernandez. Venezue
lan nationalist liberal leader, now a po
litical exile, arrived in Washington today
and called on V tins Secretary Roosevelt
?.f the Navy department. Gen. Hernan
dez's call was unofficial, and after a brief
\ islt with Mr. Roosevelt he v.ent to the
State r?<partn?ent to pav his respects to
Secretary Bryan. The Venezuelan exile,
who is popularly known as "El Mocho."
is opposed both to former President
Cipriano Castro. Instigator of the present
revolution, and W President Gomez,
against whose government the present
uprising: is aimed Gen. Hernandez said
his present attitude is one of observation.
He believes both Gomez and Castro are
destined to political retirement.
Castro on Venezuelan Soil.
1 tie efforts of the nations of the
wor d to prevent it. Gen Cipriano Castro,
ths stormy petrel of I.atiti America, final
ly has succeeded in caining a foothold in
Venezuela an?1 once more appears in his
familiar role of attempting to usurp the
reins of government. A cable message
| was received at the State Department
today from United States Consul Thomas
; W. Yoetter at La Guaira, the port of
? 'araca*. capital of Venezuela, sayine:
that ("astro, whose whereabouts* had been
i a mystery for some time, had landed at
1 La Vela, a small town in Coro. on the
Gulf of Venezuela. No details are given
in the dispatch and it is not known here I
how many troop.* he has to aid in the
r movement against President Gomez.
Gunboat Ordered to La Guaira.
In anticipation of further trouble in
Venezuela, the administration has ordered j
the gunboat Des Moines to proceed at
once to Venezuela for the protection of
the interests of the United States. That
vessel is at Brunswick, Ga.. on a routine
cruise to West Indian waters. Her new
orders direct that she proceed at once
to I.a Guaira and investigate conditions.
It is likely that one or more warships
will be sent to Venezuelan waters, but
that course will depend on future develop
ments.
MMTFOiS
OCCUPY CHINESE CITY
Gen. Lung Captures Gunboat
From Rebels?Canton Is Re
ported Panic Stricken.
HONGKONG. August 1.?Gen. Lung,
commander of the government forces in
the province of Kwangsi. proceeding
against the secessionists, has occupied
the city of Shluhing. on the West
liver, and captured the gunboat Tai
kong. which was in the hands of the
rebels.
Communication with Shamshui has
been cut and trains stopped.
Troops have been hurried to oppose
the advance of Gen. Lung's forces, but
the city of Canton is panic stricken.
There is an immense exodus from the
city and all business has been sus
pended.
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Japanese Support Scouted.
LONDON. August l.? Discussing the
report that Japanese support is being
Riven to the rebellion, the Times' Pek
ing correspondent says that little value
is to be attached to the official de
nials of thu report issued in Peking
and Tokio Undoubtedly, the corre
spondent adds. Japanese sympathy is
with the south, and many Japanese in
China have assisted the rebels, at least
with advice; but the Japanese govern
ment desires to maintain strict neutral
ity *nd Japanese consuls in China have
been instructed to warn Japanese resi
dents against any participation in the
rebellion.
Although Hunan province and the city
of Amoy recently joined the Chinese in
surrection movement. State Department
reports express the belief that the re
bellion is nearly ended.
Gen. Huang Hsing has fled from Nan
King. which has returned to the allegiance
of the north, as have the cities of Soo- .
chow. Chinkiang and other districts in |
Kiangsu province. The southern forces
north of the Yangtse river are reported
to have resumed allegiance to the Peking
government.
The legation at Peking reports that
Hsiung Ling was confirmed by the na
tional assembly as premier yesterday, and
that a new cabinet will be chosen.
CHISHOIM IS ELEVATED
Begins Duties as Superin
tendent of the Government
Printing Office.
Cspt. Daniel V. Chisholm, who. for
twenty-one years, has served in various
positions at the government printing
office, today assumed the position of
superintendent of works, his appointment
to that position having been made yes
terday afternoon by Public Printer Ford.
The appointment of Capt. Chisholm to the
position was made by reason of the
resignation of John R. Berg.
Capt. Chisholm is a native of South
Carolina. He has served in all of the
working departments of the office during
the time he has been employed there, and
has a thorough knowledge of the. work
as well as executive ability. He was
adjutant of the 1st Battalion. District of
Columbia Volunteers, during the Spanish
American war and participated at the
surrender of Santiago. He Is a member
of the Spanish War Veterans and served
:is department commander of that or
ganization. Capt. Chisholm is a past
Grand .Master of the Odd Fellows and a
Scottish Rite -Mason
Employes of the working department
of the printing office arc elated over the
appointment, and say Public Printer Ford
Is to be congratulated upon the appoint
ment of a man fron? the working force
to the position.
The employes of the department today
went to Capt. Chisholm's office, where
they congratulated him upon his appoint
ment.
THE DAY IK CONGRESS.
Seaatet
! Met at noo# and resumed general
debate on tariff bill. Senator
Gronna continued his attack on
bill.
Lobb> committee continued
cross-examination of Martin M.
Mulhall. '
Senator ?'atron opposed free
wool and reductions ih woolen
manufactures.
Su?vemmittee debated Smith
cotton futures bill, but postponed
action.
Senator Sutherland introduced a
resolution calling on Secretary of
the Treasury for information on
goods placed In bonded warehouses
to await passage of tariff bill.
Houses
Met at noon.
Chairman Rieod of foreign af
fairs committee favorably report
ed bill for separate legations to
Paraguay and Uruguay, and eleva
tion of legation at Mudrid to an
embassy.
RepiesentatIve Murray (Massa
chusetts! Introduced resolution
for investigation of hard coal
trust.
Representative Neeley Introduced
resolution directing banking com
mittee to investigate eharge of
Secretary McAdoo that New York
bankers have conspired to depress
price of government bonds. _
Foreign affairs committee df*
cusxed Mexican situation, and
voted to request Ambassador Wil
I son to present his views.
Secretary Bryan asked appropria
tion of ?IO?>.oim to care for Amer
icans niado destitute by Mexican
revolutions.
Republican Leader Mann ended
Diggs-Caminetti debate, with hot
attack on administration and At
torney General McReynolds.
Adjourned at 1:35 p.m., until
noon, Tuesday.
ACTION OF M'ADOO
ALLAYS IRRITATION
Offer of Government Money to
Move Crops Pleases Na
tional Bank Advocates.
NEELEY ASKS CONSPIRACY
CHARGES BE INVESTIGATED
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Temporary Currency Legislation as
Bider to Tariff Bill Urged Upon
President by Tillman.
Congressional well wishers of the ad
ministration were pleased today over Sec
retary McAdoo's announcement last night
that he would put out twenty-five to fifty
millions of government money to national
banks in the crop regions. The tone of
the statement was construed to be friend
ly to national hanks throughout, and this
was gratifying to some congressmen of
the administration party.
As a matter of fact, they thought it
high - time that some such express on
should come from the administration.
Letters received in Washington by men
In touch with their local bankers reflect a
rather serious state of irritation existent
among national bankers in some sections,
who have come to the conclusion that this
administration is inimical to national
banks?another Andrew Jackson regime,
so to speak.
McAdoo's Charge Not the First.
This impression was gained, it is said,
not only from the utterances of the radi
cal democrats in Congress who have been
vociferous and antagonistic to an unpar
alleled degree in their denunciation of na-1
tional banks, but also from some state
ments given out by Secretary McAdoo
himself. His charge? of conspiracy on
the part of New York banks to depreciate
government bonds was the latest deliver
ance in this respect, hut not the only one
since the present administration has been 1
in office.
Some congressmen think that Secretary
McAdoo is *,in bad" with the banks of
the country and that the administration
may get in the same boat with him if the
prevailing Impression is not corrected.
There are seven thousand national banks,
reflecting as many centers of financial in
fluence. and congressmen friendly to the
administration say it would not be desir
able to have seven thousand centers of ir
ritation and resentment.
Secretary McAdoo's offer of last night j
also was construed by congressmen to- i
day to be in behalf of maintaining the
parity of the much abused 2 per cent !
bonds. Under his scheme they are to i
be accepted at par as security for loans!
of government money, and there is!
further stimulation for government
bonds in the requirement that banks
must take out 40 per cent of their
circulation.
Pleases Asset Currency Men.
The offer to accept prime commercial
paper a* further security for govern
ment loans waW*xceeaingly pleasing
to the advocates of asset currency.
Such security is said to be equally, if
not more, desirable than government
bonds, as in fact it is a more flexible
asset than bonds. Whether banks will
ubc it for loans at 65 per cent of its
face value when they may rediscount
it at its full value is another ques
tion. At any rate, the asset currency
men claim that this offer is proof from
the highest authority of their claims
that prime commercial paper is a worthy
basis for currency issue.
The whole incident, however, is said
to be more important sentimentally
than practically, as twenty-five million
or even fifty million dollars is de-,
clared to be but a mere bagatelle in
the movement of a nine-billion-dollar
crop, such as is promised. By the time
the loan is spread over the cotton and
corn states it will turn out to be pretty
thin pabulum, it is said. It is mainly
valuable. it is declared, as a declara
tion of good intentions, and as such is
acceptable to the men who think some
such expression will benefit the ad
ministration.
Big Banks Not Worrying.
By the same token the action w'.A be
a red rag to the men who are denounc
ing the national banks and coupling
them with all that is unholy in finance.
Information from New York is to the
effect that the big banks there have
ceased to worry about the attacks
from Washington, and are not more
irritated than a steer in fly time.
The Clearing House Association yester
day decided to take no noticr of the Mc
Adoo charges of a bond conspiracy, be
lieving that they would die of inanition
if allowed to pass without official action
of the authorized organisation of the big
banks.
In this connection, it is known here
that one of the most important of the
New York banks has been a purchaser
of the "s, said to be the object of a con
spiracv of depreciation, thus presenting
an instance of very practical refutation
of the charge of conspiracy.
Tillman Urges Legislation.
Currency legislation of a temporary na
ture, as a rider on the tariff bill, was
urged upon President Wilson today by
Senator Tillman as highly desirable.
Upon leaving the White House, Sena
tor Tillman made this explanation of his
visit:
"The purpose of my visit to the White
House was to suggest to the President
the advisability of preparing an amend
ment to the tariff bill which would give
us immediately money in the south and
west for moving the crops, and jam both
through the Senate by night sessions if
necessary. I told him the republicans
seemed to object more strenuously to
currency legislation than to tariff legis
lation. and I felt the people of the
country would applaud if we gave them
a dose of both and held their noses until
they swallowed."
A?kn Charges Be Investigated.
Representative Neeley of Kansas today
Introduced in the House a resolution di
recting the committee on banking and
currency to investigate the charges made
by- Secretary McAdoo that New York
banks are In a conspiracy to depreciate
government securities.
Mr. Neeley gave out a statement in con
nection with his resolution, in part, as
follows:
"My experience as a member of the
money trust committee convinces me that
Secretary McAdoo was correct in bis
statement that there Is a deliberate con
spiracy to depress government bonds on
the stock exchange, and I believe that
Congress should immediately authorize
the present banking and currency com
mltte?- to investigate this matter, and to
Invite Secretary McAdoo to appear be
fore it and disclose the facts in this dia
bolical plot, as well as the names of those
who are responsible for it.
Plenty of Time to Sift Matter.
"Under the rule recently adopted by
the banking and currency committee they
are to report a hill to the caucus Mon
day. the 11th. This Rives an abundance of
time to sift this matter 10 the bottom and
bare the brazen conspiracy of organized
stock jobbers to intimidate Congress, and
will give the committee the benefit of the
Information thus disclosed for use in the
framing of the currency bill.
"Plottting against government bonds Is
not the only sin of the individuals re
ferred to by Secretary McAdoo. They
traffic in every stock ai?d bond they can
palm off on a gullible public, and have
plundered the producers of this country
for years."
Devising Fair Flan.
"The banking and currency committee
is endeavoring to devise a financial plan
fair not only to Wall street, but fair to
the agriculturist; fair to the merchant
who is obliged to carry the agriculturist;
fair to the country banker who carries
them both, and fair to the consumer who
carries the burden of it all. This tan be
done by amending the pending bill so that
the great farm staples?corn, wheat-and
cotton?in ^ the hands of the producer,
stored in bonded warehouses and duly in
sured, shall be as acceptable as collateral
for 120-day loans, for not exceeding 50
per cent of the cash value of the product^
as are highly specialized and much wa-'
tered so-called securities of air-inflated
corporations."
BANGOR, PA., SHOPS BURN
Fire Threatens to Destroy
Business District, But
Is Checked.
BANGOR. Pa., August 1.?The fire
which started here late last night and
threatened to burn out the heart of
Bangor's business district was extin
guished early today. The entire plant
of the S. Flory Manufacturing Company,
operating machine and foundry shops,
was destroyed with the exception of one
small building, and the mill and grain
elevator of the Flory Milling Company
and one dwelling house were also burned.
The total loss is estimated at $750,000.
The fire started in the plant of the
Flory Manufacturing Company. and
spread rapidly because of a scarcity of
water. Assistance was summoned from
Pen Argyl and Easton, and with the
help of the fire companies from these
places the flames were brought under
control.
Between BOO and 600 men are tempo
rarily thrown out of employment.
The Flory company manufactured
farming implements, stationary engines
and a general line of manufactures and
moldings. It did special work for con
cerns all over the country and the pat
terns for this work were completely de
stroyed. The patterns alone were valued
at The Flory plant was located
here when Bangor was a mere speck on
the map, and the town grew up around
it and was surrounded by business houses,
banks and dwellings.
MERCHANTS TO PUSH FIGHT.
To Co-Operate With Baltimore for
Free Store-Door Deliveries.
That the fight for the free store-door
delivery of freight by the railways should
be continued was decided at a conference
today of R. P. Andrews, president of
the Retail Merchants' Association; the
secretary, Charles J. Columbus, and M.
D. Rosenberg, general counsel of the as
sociation. The exact plan of action will
not yet he made public, hut late this aft
ernoon Mr. Rosenberg will confer with
Capin Brown, counsel for the Chamber of
Commerce, as to the legal aspects of the
case.
The local organization expects to co
operate with and expects the co-opera
tion of the Baltimore dealers. It was
stated today thai the fight for the con
tinuation of the free store-door freight
delivery would be pushed vigorously by
the merchants.
Barber Claims $200,000 Estate.
CHICAGO, August 1.?Joseph Shetler,
a barber at Bloomington. 111., will file
claim for the two-hundred-thousan<l
dollar estate of William Henry l,ee, the
publisher, who died here recently
leaving no will and supposedly without
heirs. Shatler announced today that
he was a half-brother of Lee and as
serted there are no other heira
FOR AII ,750,000
DISTRICT ARMORY
Representative Dyer's Bill Pro
vides Handsome Structure
for the Mall.
A new armory, to cost $1,750,000 and to
be equipped in a manner that would be
the last word in military fitnes? is out
lined in the bill introduced in the House
of Representatives today by Representa
tive Dyer of Missouri, formerly a
member of the District of Columbia vol- j
unteer regiment during the Spanlsh-Amer- i
ican war. The armory bill has been the
pet measure of the National Guard of the
District of Columbia for years and has
been kept before Congress by several
guard officers, notably Brig. Gen. George
H. Harries, commanding the District of
Columbia militia, and Col. William E.
Harvey, commanding the 2d Infantry,
N. G. D. C.
The bill authorizes the Secretary of War
to enter into contracts for tlie construc
tion of an armory for the National Guard
at a cost not exceeding *1,75<.MKH) upon the
site hounded by B street northwest. B
street southwest, 12th street and 14th
street, in accordance with the plans of
the commission appointed under an act of
May 30. 1908. This commission reported
to Congress, submitted plans and the pro
posed legislation carries Into effect the
recommendations of the commission.
Ellipse for Drill Purposes.
The site recommended by that comims
sion has been since set aside and used for
other purposes and is no longer available,
but the site mentioned in the Dyer bill is
near the armory site recommended in the
report of the 1 fcMillan jiark commission
and is adjacent to the White House el
lipse. which would be available for drill
purposes when large formations are de
sired. The building on the proposed site
would not encroach upon the Mall, but
would be on a line with the south building
line of the National Museum.
The building recommended by the com
mission and provided for in the Dyer bill
provides accommodations for two full
regiments of Infantry, a cavalry troop,
four companies of coast artillery, one
battery, one company of engineers, one
Signal Corps company, hospital company,
brigade staff, etc., and will have a drill
hall 243 feet by 360 feet. The architecture
is planned to be of classic type, and
would harmonise with other proposed
government buildings In the neighbor
hood and those already there.
Now in Eight Rented Structures.
At the present time the National Guard
of the District of Columbia is quartered
in eight rented structures, none of which
is safeguarded from fire, all of which are
inadequate and unsightly and for which
a rental of more than $10,000 is paid
yearly. Within these buildings govern
ment property worth $200,000 is kept. The
danger from Are has been impressed upon
more than one congressional committee.
Gen. Robert K. Evans, General Staff
Noon Edition
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Saturday during July,
August and September.
Advertisers
Advertising left at The
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will be included in the noon
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vertising left Saturday
morning will be in the reg
ular edition only.
A
Corps. U. S. A., used the following de
cisive language in describing the lire dan
ger of the present armories:
"It is not extravagant to say that a
combination of evil-disposed people could
destroy the equipment and armament of
the militia very easily In an hour or two
by just going around to these wretched
hovels that the armament is now stored
in. some of which are really inflammable
and not much better than chicken coops.
A mob could burn that equipment and
arms in one night, and if a general con
dition of unrest or railway disturbance
occurred the guard could not be rearmed
in several weeks, I think."
Says Capital Is Deserving.
Speaking of his bill today Representa
tive Dyer said:
"Of all the places In the country, where
a first-class, fine and thoroughly adequate
armory is needed Washington is the
head of the list. At the nation's capital
there should not be a parsimonious policy
regarding the defenses of the city. We
should lead the world here. The record
of the District's volunteers in the Span
ish American war shows hat sort of
fighting men we have in Washington, and
it is a disgrace to have their equipment
and arms cooped up in ramshackled
buildings."
TO HEAR STRAPHANGERS
Traction Regulations to Be
Discussed by Utilities Com
mission August 11.
The question of whether or not street
cars in the District of Columbia when
loaded to thpir full capacity shall stop to
take on board additional passengers, who
may hang to straps or jostle about in the
crowded car is to be discussed at a hear
ing to be held by the public utilities com
mission at 10 a.m. August 11.
The commission also will consider the
matter of permit t#ng passengers to oc
cupy the platforms of closed cars and
the front Feats and running boards of
open summer cars.
Both of these points are covered in the
regulations for the operation and equip
ment of street railway cars in the Dis
trict of Columbia, the first being covered
by section 3, while section 10 deals with
the other.
Under the regulations as they exist at
present passengers are forbidden to stand
on the front platforms of motor cars and
are likewise forbidden to occupy the rear
platforms of cars when there is any
available space within the car where they
may stand.
Passengers are also forbidden to occupy
tfie full capacity of the front seats of
open ca.rs, being required to leave ample
space for the motorman, who must be
left unhampered In his work and who
must be given plenty of "elbow room."
The running board question is also pro.
vlded for, the regulation forbidding pas
sengers to ride on the running boards of
the summer cars having been strengthen
ed this week by the adoption of an
amendment to the section authorizing
conductors of such cars to call on the po
lice for aid in enforcing the regulation.
CONDEMNS BACK LOT GAMES.
Unsupervised Sport in City Spaces
a Bad Thing, Speaker Says.
CHTCAOO, August 1.?Back lot games
are an incentive to bad citizenship in
stead of being the wholesome exercise
some old-fashioned folks have thought
them, Sidney A. Teller, director of Wt-st
Park No. 2, asserted in a lecture yester
day at the University of Chicago. He
said that unsupervised sport in city
spaces is worsp than no play at all.
"The first ideal we had concerning the
playgrounds was to ?et space, the second
was equipment." said Mr. Teller. "The
gang playing In a back lot has not
enough space, no equipment and no direc
tion. Such pl8y is a bad thing. The
young spirit has the wrong outlet in the
back lot. On the playground we have
changed the gang into a team and the
gang leader into the leader of the squad."
Pope Receives Thirty Americans.
HOME. August 1.? A body of thirty
American pilgrims heuded by Mgr. j.
H. Tihen, Bishop of Lincoln, Neb., to
day visited Cardinal Falconio, former
apostolic delegate to the United State*,
and were afterward received by U(
Pope in the consistoriai halL *
WITHLAWYERS
Another Row Marks Cross-Ex*
amination of Martin M.
Mulhall.
WITNESS CONFUSED
ABOUT A "BLACKLIST'
Quizzed as to Boasts Hade Regard
ing Control of Com
mittees.
The Senate lobby committee started out
today with another row about the crow
examination of Martin M. Mulhall, In
which the "lobbyist" members of the
Senate committee and counsel for the
National Association of Manufacturer*
engaged. Attorneys for the association
insisted that they be granted the right
of direct examination of Mulhall without
the intervention of the committee. Mul
hall demanded counsel. Senator Reed
said he was against granting either re
quest. Senator Nelson said it was only
fair. The attorneys said they would be
satisfied with two hours' free examina
tion of Mulhall. and Senator Cummins
declared that everything the committee
said in open session was misunderstood
and the committee took the question Into
secret session.
The committee decided that the bars be
lifted far enough so that the att?rneys
would have a chance to get at Mulhall by
additional examination of two hours. Tne
committee, however, put the questions to
the witness.
The cross examination ended arter ?
two-hour session. Mulhall was excused
until Monday, but turned over to the
special House committee. The Overman
committee will turn next week to the
National Association of Manufacturers
own correspondence flies ana to an ex
amination of Its officials.
Funds to Break Strike.
Mulhall swore that during a shoe strike
in St. I^ouis several years ago F. C.
Schwedtman. then secretary of the asso
ciation, gave Jim $3,000 to break the
strike. He said about $5,500 was raised in
the campaign of former Representative
Watson for the Indiana governorship. He
said -he personally did not secure any of
thisf money, but was present when a com
mittee of Indianians collected the fund.
Over ?1,00 was raised while he was pres
ent. he swore.
Mulhall insisted on making more argu
ments with his answers, and. although
counsel objected strenuously, the com
mittee let him run on time after time.
The lawyers bejran to direct the in
quirv to "the National Council for In
dustrial Defense. Mulhall once swore
that a "collector" for this organisation
had told him that It raised between $3<*>,
000 and 1700,000 for lobby work. He
stuck to his first story that this organi
zation-was solely a paper one, in which
a few officials of ths SFatkinal Associa
tion of Manufacturers, without any meet
ing of the manufacturers, asked to be
come members. .
Witness Confused.
The lawyers confused the witness when
they asked him about a "blacklist" of
congressmen put In the record two weeks
ago. He swore then, and his testimony
was read today, that he believed the list
was made and given to him by Watson.
He was not certain of it today, and when
the original list was produceu he startled
the committee. , .
?Tnis is not the list shown me referred
to in the evidence,' he said. He was not
asked to explain further, but Senator
Heed produced another list which the wit
ness said' Was the Watson list. He de
nied that this "blacklist" was nothing
but a list of congressmen who were due
back in Washington at the time it was
made. He could not explain the
of several republicans an the list, alleged
to have been made by the republican
whip of the House.
The lawyers wanted, to know about a
letter in wliioh Mulhall talked of con
ferences with Senator Simmons, present
chairman of the finance
He said he talked about the Baltimore
port collectorshlp, although Simmons is
from North Carolina.
"Did you know Senator Simmons well.
he was asked.
"I had a speaking acquaintance with
him * *
Members of the committee said "this
conference" was evidently about some
other matter and Mulhall confessed he
wasn't clear about the matter.
Questioned About Boasts.
The committee began to question Mul
hall about some of the boasts he made
In his letters about naming chairmen of
committees, and putting friendly mem
bers on the committee dealing with labor
legislation. ...
The lawyers tried to pin him down to
direct answers as to how
do these things, and he said^ he wwn t
clear about It now, hut made an effort to
say Emery was to make these arrange
mMulhall came to the case of
Kentative J. T. McDermott of Illinois
and was questioned olosely
relations with that member ofthe
House and his efforts to.help him In
his 1912 primary campaign, and It de
veloped that the "lobbyist" had not
been in the employment of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers
for several months. T w
Mulhall swore that he gave T. H.
McMlchael. one time chief page of the
House. In his Baltimore home the sum
nf Si00 half of which was to go to
Representative McDermott. The law
started to ask about an interview
between Mulhall and McMlchael In his
Baltimore home In June, t913, at which
somebody was In a closet to listen to
conversation about this money, but did
not develop the subject. Mulhall
volunteered that the $100 wss Me
xfi^haeVs salary, but when the fact
recalled that he had left the saso
ci^ion months before he said the data
was wrong.
Testifies *? to Saeret Boom.
Coming to the "secret room" which
Mulhall said he had secured on the first
floor of the west front of the Capital, a
part of a letter was read in which the
witness said it was once used by a promi
nent member of the House who had gone
over to the Senate
"Who was that member. he was
aS"lTn not just clear about that now."
Counsel insisted that he tell the mem
ber's name, but Mulhall refused to change
his answer or to amplify It In any way
Counsel brought .up the contradiction In
the testimony of Mulhal' ajout his al
leged ofTer of the correspondence to
Samuel Gompers. Once he swore he of
fered the letters to the labor leader snd
once he swore Gompers tried to get them
frM"nhan got excited when his testimony
was read and began to object.
"He's making that for the prtss, he
shouted.
Chairman Overman pounded on the
table for order.
"If I have to call you again, he said?
(Continued on Second Pats.)
NO DEMANDS MADE
TD PAQFYMEXICO
Secretary Bryan Officially De
nies European Governments
Are Bringing Pressure.
APPROPRIATION SOUGHT TO
AID DESTITUTE AMERICANS
Ambuwdor WUion to Appear Be
fore House Committee?Arm?
Shipped to Huerta.
NV>t Franc* nor any other Rovfrnmwt
of Europe la pressing the United States
to solve the situation In Mexico Em
phatic official denial wan riven to state
ments widely circulated In the press this
morning declaring: that European govern
ments were Insistent upon the X nlted
States taking police measures In Mexico.
Secretary Bryan of the State Depart
ment, after conference with the President
today, issued an official statement. This
denial reads:
"^e statement which appears In some
of the morning papers to the effect that
European governments are bringing pres
sure to bear on the United States to com
pel aggressive action in Mexico is entire
ly without foundation.1'
The President has frequently made it
plain that no representations have been
made to this government from Kuropeau
governments regarding the Mexican sit
uation further than the transmission to
this government of a transcript of the
action taking by the diplomatic corps in
Mexico City, In which the L'nited States
was urged to take action. No govern
ment has accompanied this transmission
of the transcript w th any official com
ment. The action of the diplomats in
Mexico City is regarded as entirely a
personal expression of opinion; no gov
ernment has given it official sanction.
Bryan and President Confer.
Secretary Bryan was long in confer
ence with the President this morning.
The statement of denial followed prompt
ly his appearance at the executive offices.
He continued his talk with the President,
and it is understood that the Mexican
situation absorbed their consideration.
Secretary Bryan today asked the
House for an appropriation of $iu?.0uu to
care for Americans made destitute in
Mexico by the turbulent conditions there.
The Secretary of State asks for an ap
propriation in the urgent deficiency bill
now under consideration "for the pur
pose of enabling the Secretary of State
to furnish transportation to their homes
in the United States to American citi
zens who by reason of the long-con
tinued conditions of turbulence in
Mexico have there become destitute and
may find It necessary for their safsty
well-being to leave Mexico, and who
portatSn** *** f0r Ul*lr own tran*"
Shipment of Arms Causes Concern.
A storm is brewing in constitutionalist
eircles In Washington todsy as a con
sequence of the shipment on the steam
ship Mexico, of the Ward line, from New
York yesterday, of 130 cases of rifles and
$25 cases of cartridges, consigned to the
military governor of Vera Cruz, who is
the Huerta commander. M. Peres Ro
mero, confidential agent here of the con
stitutionalists, said today that an inves
tigation Is blng made, to ascertain the
circumstances whether the United States
is permitting the shipment of arms and
ammunition to Hueita. Inasmuch as the
owners of the steamship line which is
transporting the war material claim that
they have a regular permit from Wash
ington to make the shipment.
The attitude of the constitutionalists Is
that the United States should not permit
the shipment' from this country of arms
and ammunition to Huerta and his sup
porters while denying the. right of such
shipments to the constitutionalists, espe
cially as the United States lias not r? cog
nised the Huerta government, an*1 it. de
nying that recognition to him has there
by virtually recognized the constitution
alists, the latter say, as being a faction in
de facto control of the states in which
they are operating. It was stated today
that in all likelihood the constitutionalist a
will protest to the State Department
Whether the arms and ammunition
were exported without due authority i
question now under Investigation by the
government. June 2f? last the, Mexican
embass? here, upon its application. i< -
eeived a permit from the government lo
export 10.0W ritles and 5.0WMHW cart
ridges. Thst whs the last permit isstn d
to the Huerta government, and it is un
derstood that the ammunition covered
therein has been shipped in installments
from time to time from Now York. The
question has now arisen whether mote
ammunition has been exported than "a*
authorized in the permit. If that should
prove to be the case, the exporters in the
present Instance would be liable to a fine
of $10,000 under the law, unless it can i>?
held that the customs officers were re
sponsible In allowing (overshipmcnt.
Ambassador to Meet Committee.
Contemplating possible developments
that might make necessary legislative
action regarding the situation in Mexico,
the House foreign affairs committee to
day decided to ask Ambassador Henrv
Lane Wilson to appear before it and
outline his views as to conditions in the
turbulent republte and make a report of
the facts as he found them there. The
committee voted to ask the ambassador
to appear at his earliest convenience.
Ambassador Wilson today expressed a
willingness to appear before the com
mittee.
The committee informally discussed the
Mexican situation and Chairman Flood
of Virginia sat forth the views of the
administration as he has secured th? in
through Interviews with President Wilson
and Secretary Bryan. He made it clear
to the committee that the administration
is determined not to recognise the present
Huerta government in Mexico and that
Secretary of State Bryan contemplates
a strenuous attempt to secure a valid,
binding election in Mexico that will fet
tle the seething troubles of the republic
It Was developed In the discussion in
order to be able to act Immediately and
intelligently If the necessity for legisla
tive action should arise the committee
should inform Itself accurately as to the
conditions In Mexico. With this purpose
in mind the request that Ambassador
Wilson appear was formulated. The am
bassador has been before the Senate for
eign relations committee and whether
that body will ask him to appear again
Is in doubt.
Would Delay Calling Ambassador.
The determination of the committee to
call upon Mr. Wilson after the action had
been taken developed considerable dif
ference of opinion as to whether his tes
timony before the committee. In view of
the wide variance between his views and
those of the President and Secretary
Brysn, might not prove embarrassing to
the administration. Some members of the
committee, which is strongly inclined to
. give the President and the State Depart
I ment free rein In the situation, believed
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