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< ar. said the witness, but they were not any of the gunmen now in Sing Sing. He said he told Policeman James Kelly what ho knew during the week Becker was convicted. "Dago Frank" Hakes Statement. AT.BANT. X. V.. April ll.-Supt John B. "Riley of the state prison ?Jepartmcnt returned from Sing Sing ! prison today bearing a statement from "Dago Frank" Girotici. He said it was not a confession, but he refused to re real anything about its contents until .he had placed it in the hands of the gov ernor. Bequest of Rabbis Denied. OSSINING. X. Y.. April 11?Warden Clancy of Sing ? Sing prison received a telephone message this noon from Rabbi C?oldstcin, Jewish chaplain of the New Tork Toombs, asking bin to use hfs a ithority to postpone the execution of , ' 10 four gunmen until Thursday, but not later, as Friday and Saturday were the 'tost holy days in the pa^eover. Upon the warden's refusal he asked that the request be Immediately communicated to John B. Riley, superintendent of pris ons. Supt. Riley, who was in the prison at the time, declined to honor the rabbi's request. The doomed gunmen when visited by Judson Jf. I>ee. the Fpiscopal rector, and I Prison Chaplain Uashln, exhibited little j of the high spirits of last night. "These men have now had their hopes lised and crushed mo often." said L>r. w. "that the elasticity an?l power of re MH>nso is gon?. Nothing less than an order for their reprieve served on the warden would overcome the dispirited state into which they have fallen. ' COTTON MILLS WARNED AGAINST THE PINK BOLL Horticultural Board Fears the Intro duction of Dangerous Pest. .Enjoins Great Care. Fear that the "pink boll worm." a dan gerous cotton pest, may be introduced into the United States through the accidental presence of seed in lint cotton received by spinners, caused the federal horticul tural board today to warn cotton mills, especially those in the south, to destroy hy burning all seed that may be found ?n bales of imported Egyptian cotton. These seed, it is stated, art likely to con tain the larvae of the pest, which is very destructive to American cotton. The board regarded the pink boll worm so dangerous to the cotton crop that '.ist year a quarantine was promulgated against importations of cotton seed from .d! foreign countries. Since then several shipments of cotton seed infested with the worm have been intercepted and destroyed. Fear of Infected Seeds. While the number of seeds accident ally left in a bale of cotton is probably small," says the board, "a very large quantity of baled "Egyptian cotton is im ported. so that in the aggregate the number of infested seeds might well prove a serious menace to the local crop. "This is especially true in view of .he fact that much of thi3 baled cot ton is shipped to southern cotton mills which, in some cases, are in the immediate vicinity of cotton fields which would form a ready breeding place for any larvae that might es cape." An investigation is to be undertaken by the board in northern and southern mills to determine the amount of n festation by the pink boll worm in the -^eed introduced. Elimination of the danger by improved methods or by further quarantine regulations, will, it is stated, have early consideration. CHICKENS FED ON SAND. Humane Society Asks U. S. District Attorney to Stop Practice. NEW YORK. April 11.?Tlie Humane society has appealed to H. Snowden .Marshall. United States district attor ney, and tho Department of Agriculture at Washington to put a stop to "sanding" and "overcropping'' of live poultry. The Greater New York Live Poultry Dealers' Protective Association, which is co-operating ulth the Humane Society, says that cnickens are starved for a day or more before the consignments arrive r; Jersey City and then fed on a paste ? omposed of grain, pebbles and finely ? rushed stone. This, it is said, often adds four ounces to a four-pound chicken and results in . rs?- profit*. It is said that from 1.V>.000 to :;?#>,00f> pounds of sand is thus sold to ? ?onaumers here each week at a fancy price. The Protective Association and Humane Society representatives have placed a '.umber of stuffed crops as exhibits be fore the federal authorities. These have "w en taken charge of by Assistant United States Attorney Know, who is planning to bring both civil and criminal proaecu tions under the statutes governing inter state commerce. DIPLOMATIC BILL REPORTED, j - House Measure Carries Increase of $784,335 Over Last Appropriation. The diplomatic and consular appropria tion bill, footing up $-f."?X),977. an in crease of STs+.&C over the last appropria on, was reported to the House today by the foreign affairs committee. The bill | includes numerous increases for the ex- : penses of the foreign missions, including i a raising of the contingent expense fund j of the State Department by &33.4G5 to a total of 1388.000. It is from this fund, that the salary and expenses of John j T^ind. President Wilson's special repre sentative to Mexico, are taken. There are numerous appropriations of I from to f7r?.<X?> for United States participation in various international con- j t'erencea. including those of the Inter- i ;parliamentary Union, on alcoholism and public and private international law. German Statues Mutilated. RERUN", April 11.?Four statues in j ?he celebrated Avenue of Victory in j the Tiergarden were mutilated Thurs- j ?lay night, among them that of Fred- ' ericit the Great. In each case the beaks \ ? >f the eagles were broken off. Antoine j \stier, a retired staff surgeon of the | French navy, was arrested on suspicion < \ polic? physician declared the prisoner j nsane. Death Penalty for Criminal Assault. MIAMI, Fla.. April It.?Clarence Daly a-aa hanged here yesterday for a criminal ? ssault committed June 2ti, He was 'he first white man to be executed in ? ills county. The supreme court of Flori da recently refused him a new trial. Pleads Guilty to Wife Murder. 'iALKSBURG. 111., April 1!.?Robert !iggins yesterday pleaded guilty to the murder of hla wife, whom it was charged :e shot to death because of his love for fulla Blake, his stepdaughter. Miss Flake ^aa not arraigned for collusion in the '-rime, although she had written letters to an uncle and his son requesting them to kill her mother. Policeman Charged With Murder. LEXINGTON. Ky., April ll.-Chlrf of Police Joseph Spiver and Patrolman Henry Denney were arrested here yester day charged with murder. The two of ficers attempted to arrest Frank Garrett. ?a ho waa allegedly creating a disturbance Thursday night, a flght ensued and Gar rett waa sbot dead. * CAPITAL'S BEAUTY J NATIONAL TRUST i Dr. Egan Says the Government Should Deal Generously With Washington. DESTINED TO PASS OTHER i CITIES IN ITS GRANDEUR! Only One in America Oomparablc to Paris and Home, Diplomat Maintains. After viewing all the capital cities of Europe, Dr. Maurice Francis Egan. lecturer, educator, author anil vet eran diplomat, returned to vWashing ton this morning convinced that the ; capital of tho United States is growing to be the most beautiful city In the world, and emphatic that the system of governing or financing the National Capital should not be changed. Ia fact. Minister Egan. who is on a two-month leave of absence from his post In Den mark, refuses to consider seriously the proposition that the half-and-half sys tem shall be changed. Dr. Egan is well known In Washington outside of his official position. He was for eight years on the faculty of the Catholic University as professor of com parative literature, and during that time wrote many books. Declined Post in Vienna. He was offered a diplomatic post at Athens, under the Cleveland administra tion, but declined It. He has been in Den mark for seven years, and was offered the post at Vienna under the present ad ministration. but declined it on account of the expense. Dr. Egan will be occupied during his leave of absence in lecturing at Har vard University and throughout the south. From April 27 to May 8 he Is to deliver his lectures on "Typical Christian Hymns in Common Use" at Harvard. These trace the origin of the Christian hymn of love from the Can tic'e of Canticles and the hymns of fear of God from the Psalms of David. The series includes lectures on the hymns of Luther, Clement. Marot, Watts, Wesley, Faber and Lyte. ITe will lecture through the south under the auspices of the southern agricultural commission on the latest de velopments of intensive cultivation and co-operation in Denmark. He begins his tour in Norfolk. Va., and ends it in New Oreleans. He also has invitations to lec ture in Iowa and Oklahoma. "After having seen all of the capitals of Europe." said Dr. Egan, "I do not hesitate to say that I believe Washing ton is growing to be the most beautiful city in the world. Obligation a National One. "One must see the United States in perspective from abroad in order to un derstand how necessary it is that the beauty of this great capital should be preserved and increased. The disad vantage about nearly all American cities Is that they are too local, and in a certain sense provincial, but Washington, owing to its position, stands apart. It belongs to no one part of the country and yet to all. "It is very fortunate that the traditions of George Washington, its real founder, have been preserved in its organiza tion and that according to these tradi tions the government seems to feel it a sacred duty to do its best by reason of an expenditure to make it the ideal capital of the world. To put it munici pally and financially in the position of merely local cities, no matter how great they may be. would be a crime against the traditions of the founders of the republic, against the prestige of the United States and against every law of esthetics. "Europeans visiting Washington de clare that at present it is the one city of the country which compares with Paris or Vienna." Denmark Jubilant Over Treaty. Dr. Egan was persuaded to discuss the pending treaty between the United States and Denmark, which has been signed by the Secretary of State and the Daoieh minister and has been cordially approved by the Danish senate and house, but which has been held up in the United States Senate, some question having been raised, it is understood, that insular possession of Denmark, adjacent to the United States, might be sold to some other power. "Denmark, when I left," said Dr. Egan, "'was jubilant over the signing of the treaty of arbitration which not only the Danes but my diplomatic colleugues in Copenhagen consider to be the most gen erous act on the part of the greatest na tion in the world towards a little nation. Ti.e Danes, too, are delighted with the sympathy which America has shown for their efforts to improve the condition of the Danish possessions, St. Thomas and Santa Cruz, so near our coast. Well Represented in tJ. S. "They feel that without this sympathy the improvements in these islands, to which none but Danish money was con tributed. would be impossible. "One of the best friends of the United States in Denmark is Admiral Richelieu, the colleague and admirer in Siam of John Barrett. But Denmark is unusually friendly to the United States because there is hardly a family in the country that has not some representative among i us. ? Therefore, the Danes, who wish to re tain the Danish West Indies, and to make the inhabitants contented and satisfied, are deeply grateful for the interest we have shown. "Twice in recent times they were will 1 ing to part with these islands to us, but now th-y feel that they will be able to make them as prosperous as the main country. "The rumor recently printed in the New York papers that Denmark had any intention of selling the islands to I Germany or any other nation is en j tirely without foundation. The Danes would as .son think of selling St. Thomas to Germany, even provided Ger many wanted to buy it, as they would of ceeding the 'three great belts' to any other power. But since the United States has shown !no intention of purchasing these islands, I Denmark is trying to make the popula tion contented by pouring millions of money into improvements for their bene fit. Bill to Sell Barely Defeated. "In lirtrj a measure to sell these islands was defeated in the Danish senate by only one vote, and during the impeach ment proceedings of President Johnson | the proposition to buy these islands fell J through because in the excitement of tho I times our Congress entirely forgot it. "When the text of the proposed treaty of arbitration was made known in Den ! mark it was pronounced to be a tremen dous step toward practical arbitration and permanent peace. ' Mr. Egan had no information on the subject but said he hoped that the action of the secretary of state and the Danish minister would be corroborated by the Senate. Fright Fatal to Two Boys. SWAMPSCOTT. Mass.. April 11.? | Sherman and Very I Russ, children of about five years, tried to see which could stuff the most marbles into his mouth. The result was fatal to both. Choking and black in the face, the boys ran to their mother. She .was able to extract tho marbles, but the children lied a short time later. Physicians ?aid they had been frightened to death. ? Local Organization Explains Its Methods Before House District Committee. During the "loan shark" hearing before the House District committee today ex planations T.'cre mailo of the methods of doing business of the Society for Savings and lioans, the one organization in Wash ington for making small loans that has taken out a license under the "loan shark" la**, and which Is conducting business under the low Interest rate of that legis lation. In co-operation with the corpora tion counsel's office. J. T. Bxnlclos, treasurer and adminis trative officer of the concern, appeared before the committee, and Chairman Johnson asked liim If he Is willing to fur nish the names of half a dozen borrow ers under the society's combination loan and savings scheme to appear as wit nesses In a test case in court. Declines to Supply Names. Mi*. Exnlcloa said ho was certain that the contract the society makes with bor rowers la not in violation of the law, as officer* of the society have consulted frequently with the corporation counsel and Its officers have been told that they are within the law. He said he, there fore, would not care to furnish names of witnesses for the purpose of being ar rested to test in court the value of the corporation counsel's statements. He said privately that he would be willing to have a civil suit as a test. It was brought out that the society enters, In its agreements with borrow ers, Into two agreements at once. It lends a sum of money at 12 per cent and sells the borrower a bond on time payments, the bond bearing interest at 4 per cent. Explains Effect of Bonds. Mr. Exniclos said that the 4 per cent interest on the bond was in actuality helping to reduce the interest on the loan, but Representative Caraway put himself on record with those who be lieve that the society is getting too much interest. William H. Baldwin. C. C. Tucker and George Wilson, secretary of the board of charities, were present, and par ticipated in the discussion. Mr. Bald win will make an extensive statement Tuesday. Statement Showing1 Co-Operation. In connection with today's hearing be fore the House District committee, a statement was given out showing the co operation between the Society for Savings and Loans and the corporation counsel of the District. To the corporation counsel was sub mitted a letter giving in detail the meth ods of business of the loan company, showing what interest it charged on loans and paid on deposits and indicating other features of its operations. After giving study to these details, the corporation counsel, it is stated, pronounced the methods to be in accordance with law. This is shown by the concluding para graph of the formal letter to the cor poration counsel, made public today: "On the i'Sth ultimo the question of our pan was raised by reason of information submitted to your office practically iden tical with the inclosed. The matter was thoroughly gone over with yourself and Mr. Whiteford, and after several con ferences it was the opinion of your of fice that we were not violating the law, and we would still be complying with it If we reduced the rate of interest paid on deposits from 6 per cent to 4 per cent per annum. This we have accordingly done, and having gone over the subject so thoroughly and repeatedly with you, we understand that we are now, as we have always been since taking out the license, complying with the law, in ac cordance with the instructions of your office." ATTEMPTED HOLD-UP FAILS. Negro Passenger Jumps From Train Window and Is Killed. FLUCKERS. La.. April 11.?An at tempted daylight hold-up of passengers in a negro coach of Illinois Central train No. 84 near here today resulted in the death of one negro and the serious in jury of another. When Lude Anderson saw two masked men enter the car and demand "Hands up." he went through a window of the car and was ground to death by the rapidly movii^f train. Ison Allen, a porter, was shot in the stomach by one of the robberB. who jumped from the train before they had reaped any benefit from the hold-up. Several passengers opened fire on the robbers as they fled, -but it is not believed either was struck by the bullets. A posse of officers and citizens is searching the nearby country for trace of the bandits. AMERICAN SURGEONS ELECT. Association Decides to Meet Next Year at Rochester, Minn. ' NEW YORK. April 11.?The American Surgical Association at its closing session today decided to hold the next annual meeting at Rochester, Minn., and elected these officers: President, Dr. George E. Armstrong, Montreal, Canada; vice presi dents. Dr. Lewis S. Pilcher, Brooklyn, and Dr. Frank B. Bunts of Cleveland; secretary, Dr. Robert G. Le Conte, Phila delphia: treasurer, Charles L. Gibson, New York; recorder, Dr. Archibald Mac I>aren, St. Paul; members of council, Dr. W. J. Mayo of Rochester, Minn.; Dr. A. G. Gerster, New York, and Dr. Charles A. Powers of Denver, Col. The fourth congress of the International Surgical Association opens here Monday morning. WANT TO REOPEN BANK. Representatives of First-Second Na tional, Pittsburgh, Present Request. Representatives of the First-Second Na tional Bank of Pittsburgh, put in a re ceiver's hands last July, conferred yes terday with M. C. Elliott, attorney for the controller of the currency, in charge of insolvent national banks, with a view to obtaining consent to reopen that insti tution. No decision was reached at the confer ence, but it was predicted that the First Second will be permitted to reopen shortly. There has been a long-continued effort on the part of Pittsburghera interested to reopen tho bank, but heretofore it has been prevented. Charles Starek, national bank examiner in the New York city dis trict. recently was sent to Pittsburgh by Controller Williams to try to straighten out tho tangle. "Art of Being Attractive." Topic. "The Art of Being Attractive, or What Makes and Mars a Woman's Charm," is to be the subject of an ad dress by Mrs. Anna Phillips of Boston at a meeting of the Federation of Women's Clubs at the Public Library April 18 at 11 a.xn. All D. A. R. guests and visiting club women invited. Speaks at New Haven Luncheon. Secretary Wilson of the Department ot Labor left Washington last night for New Haven, Conn., where today he de livered an addrees at a luncheon given by the chamber of commerce of that city. He is expected back in Washington Monday. WIRE MEN RECEIVE WAGE INCREASES Strike of Telegraphers on B. & 0. System Avoided by Agreement. ?? U. S. MEDIATION BOARD ARRANGES SETTLEMENT Stubborn Controversy Lasts for Six Months?Vacation Privileges Granted. Disagreement between the Baltimore and Ohio system and the Order of Hall way Telegraphers, affecting ahout 2.000 men, which has continued for more than six months, with serious prospect of a strike, was settled this afternoon through the agency of the United States bureau of conciliation and mediation, acting un der the Newlands act. Judge Martin A. Knapp conducted the negotiations. The direct negotiations between the company and the committee representing the employes began last fall, and continued until the latter part of January, when both parties Joined In an application for mediation under the Newlands act. Controversy Troublesome. The controversy was extremely compli cated and obstinate, and for a long time there was great danger of a strike. After numerous conferences lasting nearly three months, a settlement satisfactory to both parties was signed this after noon. The general terms of settlement pro vide for a direct increase In wages amounting to about $75,000 a year, or an approximate increase of 6 per cent. Vacation privileges have been extended i to about 1,200 men not heretofore allow- j ed such leave. Telegraphers and tele- j Phone operators who have been in serv- ! ice one year and less than two are al lowed seven days* vacation with pay; j those who have been in service more ' than two years are allowed flffeen days with pay. It is estimated that this provision will cost the company $80,000 annually. Overtime Rate Increased. The overtime rate in line offices is increased from 00 to 35 cents an hour and in relay offices from 40 to 45 cents an hour. A number of minor changes in the rules have been made which operate to the advantage of the men. About 250 exclusive station agents, those who do not use the telegraph wires, whose salary is $55 a month and not more than $80. get certain recog nition which is regarded as of great advantage to them. Details of the settlement are now be ing worked out and the new schedule is to go into effect as of March 1. RETURNS FROM PANAMA. Col. Sibert Temporarily in Washing ton in Advisory Capacity. I-ieut. Col. William L. Sibert of the army engineers, who April 1 completed his work as a member of the Panama ca nal commission, has reached Washington and has reported to Brig. Gen. Kingman, chief of engineers, for further duty. For the present Col. Sibert wilf remain in Washington in an advisory capacity. Later he may be sent to supervise river and harbor work in New York or to take charge of Ohio river work. Secretary Garrison said today that no request has been made by the Interior Department for the assignment of Col. Sibert or any other army engineer to supervise the construction of the Alaska railroad. As engineer of the Atlantic division of the Panama Canal Zone, Col. Sibert de signed and built the great Gatun dam, upon which the success of the canal de pends, as well as the Gatun locks. Cullop Has Twenty-Three Majority. VINCENNES, Ind., April 10.-Repre sentative William C. Cullop was declared the democratic nominee for Congress from the second Indiana district by the board yesterday that canvassed the re turns of Wednesday's primary. The offi cial returns showed Mr. Cullop received 8,363 votes find Charles D. Hunt, his op ponent, 8,340. Prince Preaches Sermon in Paris. PARIS, April 31.?His royal highness, the Rev. Prince Maximilian of Saxony, brother of King Frederick August of Saxony and cousin of the German em peror. preached last evening in the Church of St. Julien le P&uvre, the smallest and most ancient church in Paris. The fact that the prince was to | deliver a discourse drew a large crowd \ of fashionable people, in addition to the | little Greek congregation. The prince ( spoke eloquently, and only occasionally ' a faint German accent was noticeable. STATE GETS DECISION AGAINST R. R. COMPANY Maryland's Contention Over Freight Bates Sustained by Interstate Commerce Commission. The state of Maryland has won Its case before the Interstate commerce com mission attacking: as unreasonable the proposed Increased rates by the Pennsyl vania railroad for crushed stone moving from Pennsylvania points and Maryland points through Delaware to the eastern shore of Maryland. The stone Is used by the state government for road making purposes. The interstate commerce com mission today handed down a decision upholding the state's contention. "It would seem that under the present rates the traffic,"' says the opinion, "is bearing at least its due proportion of the burden of operating cost. At all events the evidence does not show the contrary. Nor do the present rates appear to be abnormally low when compared with rates on like trafflo via other lines for substantialiq similar hauls in nearby territories, as shown by exhibits Med with the record. Affects Construction Cost. "It requires from 3,500 to 4,000 tons of crushed stone to construct a mile of standard road. The average cost of con struction, under the freight rate adjust ment In effect slnoe 1908, has been set at about 910,000 per mile. As the stone is purchased f. o. b. quarries, an In crease of 15 cents per ton In the rates would mean an Increased construction cost of about WOO to $000 per mllo of road. For these reasons the protestants profess groat concern to have the present rates continued In effect. "The issue Is whether the increased rates are just and reasonable. The car riers. the protesting shippers and the public generally are alike entitled to just and reasonable freight rates. By this standard alone is the issue to be de termined. Of Material Interest. "Undoubtedly the maintenance of good wagon roads throughout the sections of country penetrated by respondents' lines is a matter of material Interest to them, and It was stated that their policy has been, and is to encourage such enter prises. "Upon the facts of record we find that ' the proposed rates named in the sus- j pended tariffs are not Justified." DOROTHY AEN0LD DYING? Pittsburgh District Attorney Says Girl Is Now at Home. Special Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 11.?District Attorney R. H. Jackson this morning made the startling announcement that he has the strongest kind of evidence to prove that Dorothy Arnold, the New York heiress, who has been missing for over three years, "is at the present time "in her father's home in New York and is in a dying condition." He also states that Miss Arnold was for a time a patient at the "house of mystery" in Bellevue, conducted by Dr. C. C. Meredith. "Miss Arnold has been living at her father's home, in New York, for the last four months," Mr. Jackson said. "The evidence I have secured through investigations into the 'house of mys tery' case is as near conclusive as can be. I have the strongest kind of evi dence that Miss Arnold is now at her father's home in New York, and, further, my information is that the un fortunate young woman Is slowly dying. "The trail from the 'house of mys tery' to Miss Arnold's home in New York is still shrouded, a puzzle, but I believe wo wrili be able to unravel a part of It within the next few hours:" MEETING IS BROKEN UP. * United Mine "Workers Fail to Dis cuss Wages at Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH, April 1L?Members of the United Mine Workers, who came here yesterday from pointa in the Pitts burgh district to question their officers concerning the wage scale negotiations, at noon today abandoned efforts to hold a meeting. The hotel at which the meet ing was held was the scene of much dis order, and It was necessary for the management to summon police reserves to quiet the "insurgent" and "adminis tration" forces endeavoring to con-: trol. Thomas Robertson and E. D. Reed, i leaders of the "insurgents." declared In i the meeting that twenty-five picked men had been sent to the hotel to break up the meeting. It was dcided to try again at Monongahcla next Monday. Dr. C. J. Owens Guest in Baltimore. Dr. C. J. Owens, managing- director of the Southern Commercial Congress, is today the gruest of honor of the City Club of Baltimore at a long-table luncheon. Dr. Owens will deliver an address ex plaining the significance of the commis sion being assembled by the Southern Commercial Congress to participate in the International Congress of Mu nicipal Executives in London In July, and- the International Urban Exhibition In Lyon, France, in August. Cause The Evening Star with its ONE EDITION is believed to have double the combined paid cir culation in Washingtpn of the two afternoon editions of its evening competitor. Effect The Star frequently prints more advertis ing than all three of the other daily papers com bined. WEEKLY CIRCULATION STATEMENT. 1814. Saturday, April 4 69,175 Sunday, April 5 5r.?98 Monday, April 6 70,141 Tuesday, April 7 70.336 Wednesday, April 8 69,660 Thursday, April 9 70,097 Friday, \pril 10 69.335 AFFIDAVIT. L solemnly swear that the- above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING AND SUNDAY STAR circulated during the seven days ended April 1". 1914?that is. the number of copies actually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona fldo purchasers or subscribers?and that the copies so counted-are not returnable to or do not remain in the office unsold, except in the case of papers sent to out-of-town agents only, from whom a few returns of unsold papers have not yet been received. FLEMING NEWBOLD. Business Manager. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. District of Columbia, ss.: Subscribed and sworn to before me this eleventh day of April, A.D. 1014. E. E. RAMEY. (Seal.) Notary Public. DEMOCRATS SPAR ON ECONOMY ISSUE1 Fitzgerald and Howard Have Tilt Over the Legis lative Bill. EACH FLAYS THE OTHER FOR POSITIONS TAKEN Then Representative Humphreys Say a Few Words About Cock roach Bulletins. A verbal sparring match between Rep resen tative Fitzgerald of Xew York an0 Representative Howard of Georgia, with a few remarks on the subject of "cock roach bulletins" by Representative Hum phreys of Washington, gave the usual daily lurid lighting effect to the discus sion of the legislative, executive and ju dicial appropriation bill a* It unrolled its slow length across the House of Repre sentatives today. Representative Fitz gerald had scolded the democrats harshly yesterday afternoon for combining with the republicans and progressives to over throw the appropriations committee rec ommendation and provide money for an assay office at Helena, Mont. Today Representative Howard started endeavoring to strike from the bill a """"e^er. claiming there are too V. JI r> these messengers around the which was at the time ."j discussion. Representative Fitz gerald came back strong. Possible Peace Offering. "This Ineffectual economy Is probably a peace offering of the gentleman for ha\lng voted with the republicans and progressives against the democratic ap propriations committee," he said. representative Howard then assailed Representative Fitzgerald for "arrogat ing to himself all the virtues of democ racy. He also jumped hard upon the scheme fostered by Representative Fitz gerald, which provides for a central lighting and heating plant for the gov ernment buildings here. WS,8 a" unnecessary scheme," said the Georgian, "and I tried my ?.^to Bet " out of the bill last year." f-iL . ffe,nt,le,man sa>'8 he tried?he Jo ATw? rie<1 Fhy a" he had to do to get it out would have been to make Of order against it," retorted Representative Fitzgerald. "And I to say that my criticisms have not been directed at all democrats, but from ? wh0 Iikt1 the gentleman , Georgia voted with the pro gressives and republicans to overthrow the appropriations committee. And I wish the country could see that heroic (f",?0' Progressives following the Mann their arch enemy. Mr. Howard Comes Back. "You are denouncing the democratic parts-, which gave you power and place " said Representative Howard. "You never say a word when a New York ap propriation Is under consideration. You wait till some little western appropria tion is being talked of." Representative Humphreys attacked the practice of the Department of Agricul ture in hiring press agents to send out newspaper articles. Ho held up a bulle tin on the subject of getting rid of cockroaches, and declared he would later address the House more fully on the subject. Sees Play for Support. Representative Mann of Illinois took occasion to use Representative Fitz gerald's talk as an example that the democrats could not stick together, and that the leaders of the House are trying to get support from republicans and progressives: "And the republicans in this House and elsewhere think and act together and vote together, and In the end we will get together and then woe to the demo crats. We have been having a family quarrel and you had better keep out of "We will get together; the republican party will come to earth," interposed Mr. Murdock. Representative Payne of New York stepped Into the limelight to Bay: "My friend, Mr. Murdock of Kansas, is now running for the Senate instead of for Congress. He knows he will be left behind. He simply wants to have a bigger funeral." Everybody laughed, and a small in fant in the gallery shouted out loud. Lambasts Democrats. Representative Payne continued a few mluutes, lambasting the democrats in general and their assumed economies in particular. "Will the gentlemen yield to me on the subject of funerals?" Mr. Murdock asked. "Does the gentlemen believe that I could have in Kansas a larger funeral than he brought to the republican partv through his tariff bill?" This broke up the meeting and through the loud guffaws that arose from all quarters of the House the voice of Rep resentative Glass of Virginia could be heard as he demanded: "Does this look like a get-together be tween the republicans and progressives?'' Would Forestall Future Attack. In an effort to forstall future attacks upon salaries carried in the legislative, executive and Judicial appropriation bill in years to come. Representative John son of South Carolina introduced yester day afternoon an amendment reading as follows: "Whenever an appropriation has been or is specifically made by any general appropriation act for the annual salary or compensation of any office, officer or employe, the amount so appropriated shall thereafter be the legal annual sal ary or> compensation for such office, offi cer or employe beginning with the fiscal year or other period for which such ap propriation is made whether less or greater than the annual salary or com pensation therefore provided by law, and shall be so received by the per son occupying such position." The amendment grew out of the re peated points of order made every where throughout the bill bv Repre sentative Fowler of Illinois, whose po sition has been technically correct in each instance and who has been sus tained scores of times by the chairman of the committee of the whole. Scores of salaries carried in the bill are greater than the salaries as origi nally fixed by the organic statutes of the various departments. However, as Representative Johnson, chairman of the subcommittee in charge of the legislative bill, explained, manv of these salaries were Increased by "Con tress thirty or even forty years ago and have been carried at the Increased rate all that time, until virtually the amount in each Instance is legal. Just previous to the offering of this amendment. Representative Johnson said an honest effort would be made to classify and equalize salaries. In view of this statement. Representative Fowler announced that he would re tire from the field, and would make no further technical points of order against salaries. He was applauded. , Consideration of the amendment was postponed for the afternoon, as a two I hour debate ensued on the subject of | assay offices in the far west. Steamer Croydon Abandoned. ST. THOMAS. D. W. T.. April 11. ! Abandonment of the British steamship Croydon, which went a.?horc April 6 off Barhuda Island, was decided on today. The 160 tons of dynamite forming part of the cargo were saved, but the coal on, board was lost. I * SECRETARY LANE ORDERS CORRECTION OF ABUSE Will Attempt to Correct Any Wrong Resulting1 From Mislead ing Advice. I? poisons seeking information from the Interior Department are Ret on the wrong track by some employe of the department, Secretary Lane has an nounced that he will make every ef fort to rectify any wrong which may have been done. "Several cases have come to my no j tice lately," says a statement sent l?y Secretary Lano to bureaus of the de partment, "in which appeal was made to me to remedy some act of injustice resulting from misinformation given to the public by some employe of the de partment. Upon these matters being referred to clerks in the department, I have been surprised to find an indis position to suggest methods by which these wrongs could be righted. " This has struck me as rather harsh, and I desire to call your attention to the burden that is cast upon u< to do all that is legally within our power under such circumstances to mak" amends for our previous indifference or ignorance. ' The statement, it is explained, means, for Instance, that if a person is given wrong information about the way to pro ceed to obtain a part of the public do main and the party following the infor mation gets into trouble. Secretary I.ane intends to see that everything is done to undo any wrong that may have been done by the giving out of the misinforma tion. MEXICANPROBLEMS VEX U. S. OFFICIALS (Continued from First Page.) explanation as above made had been given to the press of Mexico City." Plan Attack on Torreon. The Mexican embassy in Washington today announces that the federal forces under Gen. Velasco, de Moure and Maas have united, and that they will make a concerted attack on Torreon. to dis lodge Gen. Villa and prevent him from carrying out his avowed Intention of marching against Saltillo as the next stage of his "On-to-Mexico-City" cam paign. The statement given out by Senor Algara at the Mexican embassy is as follows: "Advices received at the Mexican em bassy from secretary of foreign relations in Mexico City indicate that the forces of Gens. Velasco, Moure and Maass have united and proceed to attack the rebels besieged at Torreon. thus carrying out the strategic plan initiated by Velasco." Arrest of U. S. Marines by the Mexican Federals Is Deplored by Huerta MEXICO CITY. April 11.?A launch from the United States gunboat Dolphin, carrying the paymaster and a small de tachment of marines, put in Thursday at Iturblde bridge at Tampico. The Amer icans were after a supply of gasoline. They were in uniform, but unarmed. The launch flew the American flag. Col. Hinojosa, commanding a detachment of Mexican federals, placed the pay master and his men under arrest. They were paraded through the streets and held for a time under detention. Admiral Mayo made vigorous repre sentations to the authorities and the men were released. Ocn. Ignacio Zaragoza expressed to Admiral Mayo his regret. President Huerta, in an official state ment to American Charge O'Shaughnessy, apologized for the unusual zeal of the Mexican commander at Tampico. The statement was as follows: "In view of the fact that the charge d'affaires of the United States hears that the whaleboat carrying the Ameri can sailors was flying the flag of his country an investigation will be made to establish the responsibility of Col. Hinojosa. In accord with the line of conduct which the government of Mex ico always has followed in fulfillment of its duties of an international char acter regarding all nations it deplores what has occurred. Calls It Mistake of Subordinates. "This case has grown out of nothing more than a mistake of subordinate officials, since the superior in rank. Gen. Zaragoza, immediately proceeded to point out that what had happened was unintentional and imposed on Col. Hinojosa disciplinary punishment, with in the facu ty of said Gen. Zaragoza. "If the investigation to be made should develop greater responsibility on the part of Col. Hinojosa, a corre sponding penalty will be imposed upon him by the authorities legally com petent in the case." In view of the publicity, Kear Admiral Mayo asked for a disavowal and apology and that the officer in charge of the Mexican squad should be punished and the American flag saluted within twenty four hours. Reported by Mexican Official. The American charge said the incident was not lirst reported to him by Ad miral Fletcher, nor by any other Amer ican government official, but that it was called to his attention by the Mexi can foreign office late yesterday. He immediately visited the foreign office and accompanied by the subsecretary?the foreign minister, Senor Portillo Y Itojas being out of town?called on Presides.*. 'Huerta .and suggested that he feake prompt action to relieve the situation President Huerta was inclined to take the incident lightly and unhesitatingly agreed to make reparation. He promised an investigation and the punishment or" the officer found to be at fault. SAN PEDEO EVACUATED. Conflicting Reports as to Junction of Velasco With Hidalgo. JUAREZ, Mexico. April 11.?San Pedro, forty miles northeast of Torreon, was evacuated by the federals in the face of superior numbers yesterday, according to a report from Gen. Villa to Gen. Car ranza. Nine days ayo Gen. Ortega, with only a brigade, attacked the town, which lies on a plain and offers no cover. The command found the federals unexpected ly strong, and last Tuesday retreated to await reinforcements. These had come up yesterday and an enveloping move ment was begun. Detecting this, the federals forsook the city. No advices were available as to the whereabouts of Gen. Velasco. who evacu ated Torreon. but rebels believed he had not joined another force of federals, said to be under Gen Hidalgo in Saltiilo. Refugees from Torreon brought *ord that the junction had been formed, giving V elasco a combined force of about 12,00?J men. Gen. Carranza. who announced his in tention of departing for Chihuahua to day, said he expected to stay there only a few days before going to Torreon to establish new headquarters there. Another report said a rebel detachment from the brigade of Gen. Guiterrez met a detachment of federals at Masmesas. a short distance north of San Luis Potosi. killing forty-six. the remainder falling back on the main force in the city. Sixty carloads of cotton confiscated .it Torreon have arrived here. Speaker Goes to Atlantic City. Speaker Clark left today for Atlantic City to spend Easter Sunday. Repre sentative Hay of Virginia was designates acting Speaker. Miss Morales, Diplomat's Daughter. Will Take Part in Suffrage Pageant. ! COMMITTEE IS URGING NATION-WIDE PROGRAM Letters From Headquarters Directing Attention to the Demonstration Scheduled for May 2. Miss Knrlqulta Romona Morales, daughter of the minister of Panama, will furry the I tanner of ranama in t'. ? suffrage pageant here May ?. Preparations are progressing rapid: \* for the nation-wide demonstration M.?" 2. in which every .state in the Unioi will participate, and for the parade, pageant and petition to Congress h?r? May 9. For the last two weeks mor? than twenty women have been at work each day In the Congressional Union headquarters. 1420 P street northwe*r. and have sent tons of literature and ad vice regarding the celebrations broad cast throughout the country. Total of 16.000 Letters Mailed. Miss Porris Steven, the executive sec retary. said today that in the last tw.? weeks 16,000 letters liavo been sent from the headquarters in Washing ton, and that all the professions and trades throughout the country havo been circularized. Letters have been s**nt, she s?Tld, to all the women who pay taxes in the neighboring state*. She estimated that before the cam paign is closed 15U.000 letters bearing on the Washington celebration will have been mailed. An Kwt^r t?*a will bf* served tomor - row afternoon at 4 o'clock in Congree sional Union headquarters, with Miss Kinma Waldo of Florence Court u s hostess and Miss Emily K. Waldo, a prominent capital society girl, at the speaker. Department Employes May Parade. In order that there may be no possi bility of doubt regarding whether woman employes of the government violate ar" section of the civil service rules or regu lations by participating In the suffrage demonstration here May 9. Congressional Union officers have obtained a ruling from the Attorney General, backing up the de cision of the acting chairman of the civil service commission and several cabinet members. Attorney General Mc*Reynolds states over his signature; "I understand that the civil servi? * commission has already explained the la and regulations which affect the subject, and I know no reason why I should ex press any dissent from the. conclusion that commission reached." The program of exhibition, dances fo" the suffrage ball, April 2t. has been ar ranged. The latest steps will Ik* exempli fied by Myron Parker, and Mies Rut Parker, who will dance the one-step; Mb** Heloise Orme and J. Stuart Gilraore th Argentine tango. Miss Ruth Anderso: and King Stone the Castle walk, Ruth Parker and John Hemphill the hes tation waltz, and Miss Willie Louise Lowr; a pupil of the Vernon Castles, will dan * the innovation with Caldwell Davids*.? of the University of Virginia. Miss Emiiv Beatty and Capt. Castillio of the Cuba army will dance the maxixe. HANF0BD C. ADAMS DEAD. Was General Manager of Southern Utilities Company. JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. .\pril 11.?Han ford C. Adams, general manager of Southern Utilities Company, died this morning at a local hospital of typhoid fever. He formally lived in Lenox. Mass.. but had been here four years. The Southern Utilities Company, backed by the J. G. White Company of New York, controls twenty-eight electric, ice. gas and water plants in Florida and Mr Adams was the man who organized the big company. The capital is $:j0,000.??? ? and the concern is acquiring most of tlie? public utilities of the smaller cities ? Florida. Mr. Adams was only 28. a graduate of Columbia University, unmarried and *. member of the big clubs of Florida. 0CC0QUAN TEACT ACQUIRED. District Concludes Negotiations for Land for Its Workhouse. By depositing 1^0,203.90 with the circuit | court of eastern Virginia yesterday, th?* District of Columbia practically conclude.: | negotiations for the acquisition of l,i>s acres of ground adjoining the workkoust tract at Occoquan. Va., as a reformator site. The property was acquired under condemnation proceedings instituted by I the Attorney General of the United States. and the money turned over to the Vir I ginia authorities by Alonzo Tweedal* j auditor for the District. ! An item of is included in th* ; District appropriation bill now being cor. I sidered in Congress for improving the grounds. This money, if authorized, wili j be expended, in building roads, fences ana making other improvements. The Com missioners, in framing the next annuaj ' estimates of the District, will, it is e-\ pected. make provision for erecting build ! ings on the property. SPAIN TAKES ACTION. Asks IT. S. Intervention for Subjects Expelled From Mexico. MADRID, Spain. April 11.?The Span ish foreign minister today asked Col. Joseph E. Willard. United States am bassador to Spain, to request the gov ernment at Washington to intervene In favor -of the 1.000 Spanish subjects ex pelled from Torreon. According to official news received by the Spanish cabinet from Mexico the expelled Spaniards are in a critical situation, and the government decided to approach the United States govern ment in their behalf independently o.f , the measures Spain is taking to br|n^ her subjects back to their own coun try. To Reward Pupils' Achievements. CHICAGO. April II.-The American Association of Achievements, to recogn^** and encourage achievements of eve: kind among public school pupils of th?* United States, has been organized. Coo-c county. Illinois, in which the movement had it* origin, will .suppl> gold buttons to be bestowed on pupils found worth; Physical, mental, aortal, material and moral achievements wiii be considered. Guggenheim Quits Committee. DENVER. Col.. April 11.?Simon Gug genheim. former United States senat" frotn Colorado, has resigned as national republican committeeman. Prince Henry at Montevideo. MONTEVIDEO. April ll-Prin-o 0 Henry of Prussia arrived here yesterday on board the Argentine crvi?*r Cat.* roarea from Buenos Aires. The president of the republic. Jose Battle > ?Ordonez gave a dinner in his honor.