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down and the Mexican flag run up. At the samp moment that the Mexi can flay is being run up ?>n shore the I'nited States battleship will run up the Mexican flag on the staff of the bat tleship, and will then respond with a salute of twpnty-one guns. This is in accordance with the naval formula cus tom and precedent. While the President declared the firing of the salute would close the Tampico incident, it will have no particular bear ing on the general Mexican policy of the administration. Other offenses such as the arrest of h mail orderly at Vera Cruz have been apologized for and the United ?State* will continue its position of neu trality as between the two factions con tending for the military supremacy of the southern republic. Means More Vigorous Policy. It was pointed out that the adoption of j forceful measures to compel a salute i could not but influence the Huerta gov- j emment in dealing with other demands i made by the I'nited States in the future. | The decision of the President to deal i more vigorously with the Mexican sit- I uatlon was taken by many observers to j mean that any offenses to foreigners in , Mexico would be met by prompt and i forceful demands for reparation. The belief still is held by President ; Wilson and his advisers thai the Huerta I government'cannot last much longer, and i that with constitutionalists daily adding more territory by conquest the financial j situation of the Mexican dictator is desperate. On th?' other hand, the President and Secretary Bryan are satisfied with the ! attitude of Gen. Carranza and Gen. j Villa toward foreigners, though they still J are using their good otlicers for the exil ed Spaniard.-. The President has spoken informally in praise of Gen. Villa's treatment of foreigners in the recent battle ;it Torreon. and relations with the constitutionalists are described at the State Department as amicable and satis factory. John Ivin f is still here conferring with administration officials He is giving of ficials thi benefit of his intimate study of Mexican affairs, but intends to leave in a few days for a vacation. "Haggling" Over Salute Will Lead to an Increased U. S. Vigilance Over Mexico That the "haggling" of the Huerta gov. emment in Mexico over reparation for: the Tampico incident wot.Id actuate the' United States to increase its vigilance ] over the Mexican republic, is assured, ac- I cording to administration leaders in Con- ! gress who are in close touch with actual I developments. Tt was stated today that an augmented J fleet would be left in Mexi an waters] 'ollowing the salute which Huerta has' agreed to give to the flag and which this government will return. Reasons for in- j l easing the naval force on both coasts i are several. It generally is conceded; That fighting within Mexican borders is to be more furious: that conditions are *o become morn perilous to Americans and other foreigner.- in the countrv, and that protection to these must be afforded. Furthermore, the provisional govern ment in Mexico is believed to be in more perilous position than ever since the ac cession of Huerta, and an end of Huerta might demand the immediate landing of armed forces of this government in Mex 0 to aid in restoration of constitutional government. No Time Fixed for Salute. Senator Shively, acting chairman of the foreign relations committee, after conferring at the White House today, said that no definite time had been fixed when Huerta shou.d salute the American eolors, but that he would do so was cer tain. unless he should reverse his de termination to yield to the American ulti matum. It would not be necessary for Huerta, Senator Shively said, to await the ar rival in Mexican waters of th- naval reinforcements now en route there, but that the salutary exchange might be de layed until then was admitted as a pos sibility. "One thing is absolutely certain.' said Senator Shively. "and it is that the I'nited States irrevocably demands a salute to the colors, and th? country should understand that such a salute demands an acknowledgment from American guns. ' Some members of Congress yesterday seemed to think that such an acknowl edgement would involve recognition of the Huezta regime as the de jure gov ernment. That Is not the case. The matter of recognition primarily is a mat ter of intent, and there could be no more intent to recognize the de facto Huerta government in returning a salute for an affront than was included in the ulti matum to the de facto. In the ultimatum the United States did not recognize the Huerta government, and it does not now." House Is Not a Unit. The House is not a unit regarding the propriety of the United States returning a salute to the twenty-one guns from the Mexican battery which will be an apology to the insult offered the flag in Tampico harbor. The most terse expression of dis approval today came from Representative Murdock of Kansas, leader of the pro gressives: "If we return a salute to those bandits," sa:d Murdock. "we might as well fire a ? w guns to the memory <?f Robin Hood Ra!sull or to Jesse James. ' "We must remember," said Representa tive Cooper of Wisconsin, th?- ranking republican on the foreign affairs commit tee, "that an international salute means something. The word "Inter means be tween. Tf we fire that salute ji, return ?s an international obligation then we i recognise obligations 'between* nations. < And where Is the nation? Is Huerta at i the head of the Mexican nation? Have we recognized him as such. Says Recognition Is Involved. Of course there is some sort of a gov ernment there, but suppose some robber knocks ?t on the h*ad and declares him self president. I we then feel obligated internationally to salute him? With a Navy department regulation against a salute to a government not recognized we Immediately face th^ problem of whether Me have recognized the Mexi can government or not ' Representative Fred x Britten of UH ? s. a militant republican member of the House naval affairs committee, said he ind inquired among naval officers and ad cf.-ne t,? the conclusion that the ntted St3tes may return the salute with ?erfect propriety. These officers tell me that the naval emulation spoken of means that wherever nation is not in position to fire a salute ? ? return a salute no salute on our part -nail be rfred. That's all there is to tt at " ? Representative Rainey of Illinois, one ? . the democratic leaders of the House, id the situation was simple. Merely a Salute to Flag. We -to not recognize Huerta by re turning a salute. We have already 1 ' ognized that there is a republic of Mexico with a flag which ha* been used ior years We would be merely return ing a salute to the fla?. We would n??t be recognizing Huerta any more than *.**,. recognizing <*arranza or \ 11 a. one of the best known members of r affairs committee said ? If there were an> way of the Prc| .ent appointing a successor to fhar-e > .-haughrersy he would <lo so I know hat If Ih. re conld I... f?lln? a way to " . 1""hont reeosnizInK Huerta ' ? .--haUKhne*sy would last only as lonj; " ? reach Mm. John ind will not he sent to Mexico Citv He mixht be shot." TO FILE PLAINT HEBE. British Official, Forced to Carry Vil la's Demand, Beaches El Paso. PASO. Tex . April 17.?IF. S. Cu nard-Cummins. until recently British vice onsul at Torreon. who carried to Gen Velaaco Gen Villa's demand for the sur render of that city, has reached here Irom the war zone. -Mr. Cunard-Cummlns, who Is on his ?ay to Mexico City, confirmed newspaper accounts that he carried the message un der compulsion and threats of Gen Villa He will report the incident to the British ambassador at Washington ANGRY AT THE U. S.. IAIDSGEN. HUERTA Englishman, Charging Insults in This Country, Buys $1,000 Draft for Mexican. Declaring he had been grossly Insult ed by customs officers in New York and by other officials of the government and that he wished to retaliate for the treat ment accorded him during his visit to this country, a well dressed man about fifty years old, who claimed to be an English man, called at on* of the national banks of Washington Wednesday and purchased a draft on I?ndon for $1,000 made payable to Victoriana Huerta, provisional presi dent of Mexico. The Englishman kept his reasons for wanting the draft a secret untii after he had it in his possession, and then ex plained to the astonished bank clerk who had waited on him that he was thor oughly disgusted with the United States, and that since trouble between this coun trv and Mexico seemed Impending he wanted to help lluerta by donating $1,000 to his cause. Yesterday the bank learned the Englishman had forwarded the draft to th?* Mexican embassy in this city. Stranger to Officials. Officials of the bank say the supposed Englishman was a total stranger to them. When he arrived at the bank he explained to an attendant that he wish ed to purchase a draft and asked to be directed to the clerk in charge of such matters. "I desire to purchase a draft on London for ?LH*>, payable to President lluerta of Mexico." said the Englishman, as he pro duced ten $1<*> bills from a leather wallet he carried in his inner coat pocket. The clerk explained that he believed the full name of the President of Mexico should be stated on the draft and asked the stranger if he knew Just what it was. ? Really, I do not know." replied the Englishman, "perhaps you can ascertain for me." Learns Huerta's Full Name. It took some time to get the desired in formation. After making several in quiries, the bank clerk learned from the 1 Mexican embassy that Huerta's full name j is Victoriana Huerta. The draft was j filled out accordingly. The Englishman paid the amount of the draft and the other customary charges. "I regret having put you to so much ; trouble." said the stranger, as he placed j the draft in the wallet from which he had produced the ten $100 bills a few j minutes before. "I am grateful for the kindness you have shown me. Perhaps you will be interested to know just why 1 have purchased the draft. He Charges Insults. The Englishman then went on to ex plain how he had been subjected to many insults while in this country. He said he had arrived in New York a short time before in company with his daughter. He said both of them had been insulted by the customs officers, who insisted on removing some aigrettes from his daughter's hat. The act con stituted 4-n insult of the worst kind, he declared. The Englishman said he did not blame the custom oiwcers for they were merely doing their duty. He held the United States responsible for the insult, he as serted, and for that reason wanted to retaliate by aiding the cause of Huerta. The bank clerk declares the Englishman seemed to be greatly excited and that his remarks concerning the United States were very abusive. Although he declared he had been In sulted on numerous occasions since his arrival in this country, he failed to state specifically the nature of the insults with the exception of the aigrette incident. The day following the sale of the draft a man who stated he was connected with the Mexican embassy called at the bank and inquired whether the draft was genuine. The cashier assured him that it had been purchased in due form, and that if indorsed by President Huerta and presented to the bank in London, on which it was drawn full payment would be ma.de. LONDON PRESS MS MIXED MEXICAN VIEW Times Thinks Attitude of Washing ton Government Lacks in Consistency. LONDON, April 17.?The Times, in an editorial this morning, finds Washington's treatment of Huerta in curious contrast to the unprotesting mildness with which the United States has suffered insults and rebuffs and downright defiance at the hands of Villa and Carranza. The Times thinks that considering the extremely em barrassing and anomalous position in which lie has been placed by American diplomacy and the unique demands made upon him, Huerta, during the past thir teen months, has displayed remarkable courtesy "and self-control in his dealings with the United States. "None the less,' says the Times, "his elimination remains a fixed point of American policy, and the dispatch of the Atlantic fieet signifies rather a change of method than of aim. Unhap pily there is little discernible pros pect that the present proceedings will bring a lasting solution of the Mexican problem any nearer." Inquiries for Transports. As proof of the thoroughness of the American preparations in the event of Mexican resistance, inquiries were made, according to the Daily Mail, by Ameri can representatives among the British ship owners of London regarding thQ chartering of liners as transports. The Daily Telegraph says: "It seems plain that Huerta's face is thoroughly well saved, and a very considerable strengthening is given to his position in the eyes of his countrymen. He will call the acknowledgment of his salute a measure of recognition, and if the Mexi cans regard it in that light it matters little what Washington may say about .t. The Graphic says: "The bargain has a double advantage?satisfaction to Presi dent Wilson and the saving of President Huerta's face." Moral Victory for TJ. S. The Post says: "It is a moral victory for the United States, which will leave lluerta just where he was. President j Wilson's policy is not quite intelligible ! to observers outside the United States. But for the Monroe doctrine, it is prob able that several European governments would co-operate to secure the re-estab lishment of order and the protection of their Interests in Mexico " "President Wilson," adds the Post, "is a clear-headed and courageous man, and doubtless will find a way out of the difficulty. In the meantime it seems as if Mexico must settle down to its civil war." The Daily Mail says: "President Wil son's display of the mailed fist seems likely to attain its object. President Wilson has scored a distinct success by his vigorous diplomacy. The world will j now hope that .he will show equal firm ness in enforcing upon the constitu tionalists that respect for the American llag which he required from Huerta." h BATTLESHIPS OFF FOR TAMPICO TO DEMAND RESPECT FOR AMERICAN FLAG, Some of the Teasels of the Atlantic) fleet rushlnjar, under command of Ad- j miral Badger irlKht), on Its way to Mexican ?water* to enforce the demand of Admiral Mayo (left) for a flac .salute from the Mexicans. Admiral Mayo is In command of all the American forces at; Tampico. Admiral Fletcher (center), commander of the forces at Vera Cruz,' In prepared to jdve shelter to all those "ho seek refuse under the Stars and Stripes, TAKES LINER AT VERA CRUZ Admiral Fletcher Places Small Guard on the Esperanza. Rear Admiral Fletcher, at Vera Cruz, reported to the Navy Department today that he took over the liner Esperanza. at \ era Cruz yesterday afternoon and placed aboard her a small guard and a detach ment of signal men in command of Lieut. Fletcher. He has also taken on a few refugees. He does not say whether it still will be necessary to send the peranza to Tampico. He reports the return to Vera Cruz from Mexico City of Lieut. George McC j Courts, an aid on his staff, but he does not say what the officer's mission to Huerta s capital was. He confirms re- ? ports of a tire, covering several blo.ks in the Spanish quarter of the Mexican capital, and adds that a number of for eigners are cumins to Vera Cruz. However, it is thought that the ^eran.Za '"r thp present furnish sufficient room for any refugees who may seek safety. Acting upon instruc 11?Ki from the Navy Department. Ad r;t Fletcher has canceled the charter of the Ward liner Guantanamo. WILL bOhTgOests French Ambassador and Mme. Jus serand Accept Invitation of Society. The French ambassador and Mme Jus sorand have accepted the invitation of the Sons of the Revolution to be guests of the society at its triennial convention which begins tonight. The organization plans to honor Admiral de Grasse. the French naval officer, whose aid helped Gen. Washington force the capitulation of Gen. Corn wall is in 1781 and end the revolutionary war. Co!. Henry May, president of the local chapter of the society, will offer reso lutions tonight, whose adoption Is as sured. it Is said, providing for the ap pointment of a committee to obtain the erection of a "suitable statue as ? memorial to the Comte de Grasse and to the services of the French fleet un der his command in the cause of Amer ienn independence." This year's meeting of the Sons of the Revolution will be itinerary in character Leaving here tonight on a Chesapeake ba> boat the party will reach Yorktown early tomorrow and spend several hours there going over the historic battlefield. x> u ve luncl*eon at Virginia Beach then return to Fort Monroe, where a drill will be given in their honor to morrow afternoon, and in the evening a banquet will be held at Old Point Com 01"t? at which Ambassador Jusserand will be the principal speaker. Leaving Old Point late Saturday night the con vention will reach here Sunday morning and will Immediately adjourn. BLEASE ENTERS OBJECTION. Approves Encampment Site Selec tion. But Wanted to Be Consulted. The militia division of the War Depart ment arranged with the adjutant general of the state of South Carolina to hold the encampment of the organized militia of the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia this sum mer on the Isle of Palms near Charles ton. That selection has been held up. however, by Secretary Garrison, because of the receipt of a telegram from Gov. Blease complaining that be was not per sonally consulted by the agents of the War Department in the matter. He ad mits, however, that he favors the selection of the Isle of Palms for the encampment. It Is stated at the War Department that all correspondence between the War De partment and the organized militia of the states always is conducted between the adjutant general of the army and the adjutant general of the state, the presumption being that the latter is acting for the governor Just as the ad jutant general of the army is acting for the Secretary of War. Unless Gov Blease approves of the selection of the Isle of Palms. Secretary Garrison said this morning that the joint state en campment will be held in some other one of the four states concerned. Earthquake in Martinique. ^PORT DE FRANCE, Martinique, April !<??An earthquake occurred here at \ :.*?> o. clock this morning. There was no se nous damage, /NTZR.NATIONAL (& NEW DIlEAD.VOl'GHT HASTILY PUT INTO COMMISSION RKC.U'SE OF MEXICAN CRISIS. The commissioning of the New York, the latent n<l<lltion to thi* Atlantic fleet, at the New York navy yard, was shorn of all formal ceremony because off the present Mexican crisis. Photo nhown < apt. Thomas S. It offer a ^oinff aboard to take command after Commandant Albert <;ica*es had read the orders putting: her into commission. BELIEVE REPORT ADOPTED. United Mine Workers Confident of Success of Referendum. TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 17.?Addi tional unofficial reports from various lo cals in the eleventh district gave the of ficials of the United Mine'Workers added confidence today that the report of the policy committee had carried in the ref erendum vote of the miners. The policy is said to have been adopted by a sub stantial vote at Clinton. One of the Clinton locals voted unanimously for the report, it was said. The subscale committee of the miners ana operators which was appointed Thursday morning to take up the ques tion of a new scale resumed its work to day. Members of the subcommittee de clared they could not venture a guess as to how long the session would last SHOOTS AND KILLS WIFE. Indiana Farmer Then Turns Weap on Upon Himself. BOONVILJ^E, Ind., April 17.?Pushing his wife, Mary, forty-two years old, against a hot stove in his home here today, William Folsom, fifty-two years old. formerly a prosperous Warrick county farmer, held her while he fired two shots into her heart, killing her in stantly. He then turned the weapon on himself, inflicting three wounds in the breast, none of which, the doctors say. will prove fatal. The shooting occurred from the wife's denial of infidelity made to Folsom, it is said, and her refusal of his demand that she surrender her wedding ring. The Folsoms arc parents of ten chil dren. ranging in age from three to twenty-five years. Three of the younger ones, in the house at the time of the shooting, fled, fearing thr-i- father would turn the revolver on them. Weather Observer in Damage Suit. PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 17.?Accord ing to the sworn testimony of Henry Penny will, United Suites weather ob server, the banner northwest wind in Pttsburgh blew the afternoon of May 31, 1911, when it reached a velocity of sixty four miles an hour. This testimony was developed in a suit for damages brought by George S. Martin against a property holder whose sign had been blown down and in falling struck Martin. Attorneys for the defendant declared it was "an act of Providence,'" and caljed in the weather observer tc prove it. Astor's Weddii% Not Pbstponed. NEW YORK. April 17.?No arrange ments for a postponement of the wedding of Vincent Astor and Miss Helen Dins more Huntington set for April 150 have been made, notwithstanding Mr. Astor's illness. This announcement was made at the Huntingtons' country home today, in contradiction of reports that the cere mony had been indefinitely postponed. A postponement may yet be found expedi ent, however. Mr. Astor spent a com fortable night and was pronounced "about the same" today. Socialists Pick Candidates. MANCHESTER, N. H., April 17.?John P. Burke of Franklin has been nominated for governor by the socialist party. Wil liam H VVilkins of fclaremont is the choice for United States senator. The party platform contains a recommendation that "the solution of the liquor problem is the elimination of private profit in its manu facture and sale." A protest against armed intervention by the United States government in Mexico is also included. I $165,000 IS APPROPRIATED. - House Overwhelmingly Votes for Increase for Children's Bureau. Increased appropriation for the chil dren's bureau, amounting to $139,000 more than the appropriations committee origi j nally proposed to give the bureau, was overwhelmingly voted this afternoon by the House of Representatives during the series of roll call votes on the amendment for the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. The total amount for the bureau is now to be $HS5,000 instead of about $25,000. The vote on this was 270 to 47. The de feat of the appropriation committee and the increased appropriation for the pur pose of carrying on an investigation into subjects including child labor conditions in southern cotton mills is a marked vic tory for the labor group In the House. WAR ON COMMON TOWEL. Federal Government and Fourteen States Have It Under Ban. The passing of the common towel is re corded by the public health service. Since 1 1 fourteen states have enacted legisla tion restricting or prohibiting the use of common towels in public places. By executive order President Wilson has ordered the roller towel and other common towels out of service in public buildings all over the I'nited States. By order of the Secretary of the Treasury the common towel has been eliminated from passenger ears and others cars, from passenger stations and all properties of common carriers. The states that have fallen in line wth the crusade against this menace to gen eral health are Arkansas. Connecticut, Iowa. Maine. Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada. North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin. Ather states have pro mulgated regulations restricting the use of roller and other1 types of common towels in public or semi-public places. AEROGRAM FROM MASONS. Members of Temple-Noyes Lodge Enjoying Trip from Georgia. Members of Temple-Noyes Lodge, on board the steamship City of Savannah on their return from the dedication of the Archibald Butt memorial bridge at Augusta, Ga., are enjoying the ocean trip, according to an aerogram received today from C. Fred Cook, chairman of the committee on arrangements for the trip. The aerogram was sent while the steamer was off Cape Hatteras about noon today. It conveyed the greetings or th<- Washington party of Temple Noyes l.odge members, adding that "all are well." Licensed to Wed in Rockville. Special Correspondence of The Star. ROCIv VI DDE, Md., April 17, 1014. A license tc marry has been issued by the clerk of the circuit court here to Alfred Samuel Trail, twenty-two years old. and Miss Dollie Viola Duvall, aged twenty-one, both of Washington. "Dynamite" O'Brien Seriously 111. NEWARK, N. J., April 17.?"Dynamite Johnny" O'Brien, who gained fame as a filibuster and blockade runner in Cuba's revolutions, is seriously ill at his home. O'Brien is sixty-seven years old. For the past thirteen years he has served as chief government pilot of the Cuban re public a position given him as a reward for his services io ?he Cuban people. PRESIDENT IS HELD TOJIEIN ERROR Railroad Company Attacks Ruling in Plaza Condemna tion Proceedings. Application to strike from the tiles of the District Supreme Court an order of President Wilson directing: the dismissal of the condemantion proceedings for the acquisition of Capitol Park and the dis continuance of the case by the United States attorney in consequence of tne order of the executive was made today j by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com pany. The refusal of President Wilson to con firm the awards was based, it is said. on. the claim that the holdings of the com pany within the area sought to be con demned were excessively priced by the commission. President's Power Questioned. The right of the President to direct the dismissal of the proceedings is attacked by Attorneys Hamilton, Yerkes & Ham ilton, representing the railroad company, who claim that Congress alone, having begun the condemnation, is authorized to direct its dismissal. The proceedings, having gone to final judgment, it is pointed out, and the find ing of the commission approved by the court, can be dismissed only by order of the court entered after Congress has de clared its intention to abaRidon the con demnation which it had solemnly author ized. Such order of court, it is urged, would alone relieve the property owners of the cloud resting on their titles. To Clear the Title. Counsel for the railroad say they de sire a ruling by the court on the ques tion of whether the President or Congress has the right to dismiss the proceedings. If the action of the President meets with the approval of the court and that tri | bunal will order the case dismissed, coun 1 sel declare they will be satisfied. The removal of the cloud from the title to their lands, so that the property may be sold or improved, seems to be the sole purpose in having the court act in ref erence to the dismissal of the proceed ings. Lieut. Porte Arrives From England. * NEW YORK. April 17.?Li.'lit. J. C. Porte of the British navy, who expects to help to pilot Rodman Wanamaker's aeroplane in an attempt to cross the At lantic. arrived today on the Lusitania. Beavers to Meet in Atlanta. ATLANTA, Ga.. April 17.?The Supreme Dam of the Independent Order of Heav ers will hold its annual national conven tion here May S and according to an announcementmade yesterday. Death of Aaron J. Zabriskie. NEW YORK. April 17.?Aaron J. Za briskie, engineer and secretary of the New York monument commission since lh88, died suddenly at his home yester day. He was sixty years old. >lr. Za briskie designed and superintended the placing of monuments to the memory of soldiers from New York who died at battle during the civil war at Chat tanooga. Antietam. Gettysburg. Vicks burg, Andersonvilie and other places, | Issues Order That Efficiency Records Shall Not Suffer Through Military Duty. TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS LAST TO FALL IN LINE Billing First Sought by Capt. Clark. Paymaster in District Guard. Militia Board Acts. "WASHINGTON". D <\. "April 17. 15>14. "To Heads of Bureaus an'1 Chiefs of Divisions. Secretary's Office. Treas ury Department. "Gentlemen: It is hereby ordered and directed that the efficiency record of employes of this department shall not be adversely affected by reason of leave of absence from depart mental duty or field sen-ice with the organized militia. "Respectfully. W. G. McADOO. Secretary." With the issuance of this departmental order, today, by the Secretary of the Treasury, the chain of departmental ac tion. suggested by the Secretary of War. to eliminate bad marks from efficiency records of clerks who are also serving their country by learning to he soldiers, is complete. Every administrative de partment is now on record as interpreting: the law as favoring to the utmost degree the government clerk who attaches him self to the organized militia. Government clerks losing time from their civil labors by reasons of ordered militia duty hereafter will not find their civil service records impaired because of loss of time from their civil labors. The Treasury Department was the only department of the government on record as opposed to the theory that militia service should be encouraged bv full lib xi, . w"lth?ut detriment to other duties. That absences from civil duty for militia fZV'r%>mlght be tak*n ?nto account in nwu e".u reLord of a government Skew?r, ?-,me ofllcial attitude of John if- Williams, announced when as sistant secretary of the Treasury ",e Treasury Department is align ni . w'hat is regarded by the War Department as the sentiment of Congress expressed in law. and a proper course M,?MStent Wlth the nationaT^llcy ?o evilva'if an, elective organized militia necieii? ! United States a? the fhf ^ ? a volunteer army upon which the nation roust rely in time of war. Garrison Takes Initiative. Secretary Garrison of the War Depart ment. in a communication to each of his associates in the cabinet, written several tude ora.h?' ca",*d attention to the atti tude of the national militia board, and Indorsing its view that service with the hv .hf'f militia should not be impeded records ntar deficiency marks on the each * government clerks. He asked head of an administrative depart known his attitude, antic lPatin? their accord with this construc of the law, which provides that nc government clerk shall lose time nor pav for service with the organized militia. ln .LS^JeCt matter of the reference n asur>; Department was Ions th? ^l, nfKac"?."' largely because o! ihl ^wi?La s involved 'n organizins Xr K?i rVe..bank system and duties on the shoulders of th? Todav a let^ Treasury and his aids .J letter went from Secretary Garrison from Secretary McAdoo an f Vnfins that a departmental order had been issued in line with the sue g*s!Lon3 e Secretary of War and of the national militia board George E. Downey, controller of the him fo^Jo.^a? the question submitted to him for opinion. In a memorandum for I nVn C a.ry ,he Treasury, Controller Downey interpreted the law- in its de partmental aspects, considering the quel "?,as to whether ten days? leave fo EaveV'Si *v d addltLon to the iea\e of thirty days, should be granted to fheTrrnmen,t clerks wlth?ut detriment c?erkselrHeerrVeaCd ,T?,rds as ?>?en.mS ing the Cleric of any^ogs of pay. and in its whole Intent favoring the militia service of the government clerk ments 86 l? encoura?e such enlist Chiefs of bureaus and divisions of the had been Pre^?uslv in \ itea to give their views based ut>or their experiences with the clerical force' directed by them. While it is not prob I fn o a11 ?tch chiefs of divisions were Ziffh u'I the theory that militia duty Should be an excuse for extra leave beyond that granted to other clerks a good majority regarded such service as a patriotic duty that justified the loss of service to the administrative work of the government. Capt. Clark Brings Up Question. Capt. Clark, paymaster in the National Guard, of the District of Columbia, and a cierk in the office of the auditor for the Treasury Department, raised the issue of the effect of his militia service on his efficiency record. In a letter to Assistant Secretary \\ iiliams he set forth that he had been advised that his absences for militia service had been detrimental tu his advancement. He asked Mr. Williams for an expression of attitude. On the reply of Mr. Williams that ab sences from civil duty for militia service might properly be taken into account in the rating of a government clerk. < 'apt Clark tendered his resignation in the Na tional Guard. His letter, stating his rea sons and the situation, was laid before Brig. Gen. George H. Harries, comman dant of the guard, and tiie resignation held up. Gen. Harries took the matter to Secre tary Garrison. He also presented the case to the national militia board. There was no division of sentiment from these quarters. To foster the organized mili tia, an announced national policy, in the opinion of these authorities, required con ditions most favorable to encourage men to join It. The law was plain in this pur pose. in every such opinion. The national militia board took action, and Secretary Garrison was moved to put the matter before his associates. Every other administrative department has act ed in accord with Secretary Garrison's suggestion some months ago, and the Treasury Department is the last. MAY BE DOUBLE MUBDEB. Man and Woman, Burned to Death, Found Bound With Wire. GEDDES, S. D., April 17.?What ap pears to be a double murder was dis closed here today when the bodies of W. H. Menzie, manager of the Farmers* lum ber yard here, which was burned last night, and his bookkeeper. Miss Blanche Signal, were found In the debris of the lumber office. Both bodies were badly charred. The feet of Miss Signal were tied with a wire and' her hands wired behind her. Her skull had been crushed with a ham mer. which was found nearby. Mr. Men zie's feet also were wired together and a wire was found on one wrist, the other end was broken. His skull also had been fractured. There is no clue and no, known motive for the murder has been ' discovered. j Mr. Menzie and Miss Signal were last seen alive when they went to the office about 8:30 o'clock last night to do some extra work. Miss Signal had agreed to meet her mother at ? o'clock, they hav Ing planned to attend a dance. The lire was discovered about 11:31) o'clock and had started just back of the office. It had gained such headway that nothing could be saved. HOUSE BIDS ADIEU TO MILEAGE GRAB Votes That Only Actual Ex penses of Lawmakers in Traveling Be Paid. MANY CHANGE ATTITUDE. AS ELECTIONS ARE COMING Body Also Refuses to Increase the Salaries of Secretaries From $1,500 to $1,800. The H-.use of Representatives l>i?i good by tod a \ to what is sometimes cal ' "the mileage graft." as 1t voted 237 r ? 05 to stand by the appropriations co mlttee in the proposition to pay repr. . sentatives and senators actual expens e instead of 20 rents a mile. The vote t - day was on the amendment offered se - eral days aKo u hich would take fro- , the legislative, executive and jud.ciai I : the new proposition to pay actual ? - penses. and substitute therefor the prev ent law?20 cents a mile. Elections Are Coming-. At the time the House overthrew rv ? appropriations committee a few days mim and stood tor 20 cents a mil.-, tlio mem bers were sitting in committee of \) whole, in which there is no record vot?. but when confronted with the possibility of having their names apj?ear forever in the archives of Congress as favoring ? cents a mile instead of actual expenses, and in face of a campaign for re-We*. tion coming on, scores o: them change . their opinions and voted today for th lowered rates. The legislative bill provides for mil- - I age for senators as well as represen* J atives. and the proposition will not b - | come a part of the law until the Sena' passes the bill. The mileage question was the occa sion for the first of several possible re ! call votes on the legislative bill. Following the vote to cut down mile age to actual expenses, the House als-? voted to refuse to raise the salaries < ' representatives' secretaries from ?l.5?*? to $1.S<?0. The vote on this was 107 ay and 177 nays. Will Ask Separate Votes on Items. Considerably knocked about and swol len In parts under the influence of ii sistent members of the House who wouid not agree with the proposed economy of the appropriations committer the leg: lative, executive and judicial appropria tion bill was finished in the committ or th?? whole late yesterday afternoon, and notice was given that separate vot? would be asked on some of the amende-< portions. The last hour of the bill s consideration called forth from Representative Mann of Illinois a prediction that unless th* House stopped abusing approprlatio bills and taking advantage of ever: technical opportunity to make points <?' order and thus delay legislation, ti ? rules of the House would have to b* changed. His reference was aimed principal y at Representative Fowler of Illinois who made about three hundred points of order against the bill where it car ried salaries at greater ligures tha i those established by the or*ranie a^t* of the various bureaus or departments. Last Big Fight on Bill. The last big fight on the bill occurred over the amendment offered from the appropriations committee. which, if enacted, will establish the salaries as fixed in this bill as permanent law. That means that hereafter no points of order will be forthcoming on the salaries which have been carried for a generation at an increase over the original salary established many years ago. and is aimed at such technical ob jections as Representative Fowler has been making. Representative Bryan of Washington made a last stand against the office of the auditor for the Post Office Depart rnent. and entered in the Record some bitter letters against Auditor Kram. The letters, he said, came from em ployes of Mr. Kram. Representative .Bryan offered an amendment calling for f an" investigation <?f the auditor s office. , but it was rejected. HOLD DIVERSE VIEWS. Delegates to Farm Conference For and Against Union Regulation. CHICAGO. April 17.?Acknowledging that farmers* marketing associations a ?* operating contrary to the .Sherman an: trust law, delegates planned to introdi. a resolution at today's session of t second national conference on marketii - and farm credits, asking Congress to ? > empt co-operative marketing assoi iatio - from the provisions of the Sherman la -*. It was expected the resolution wo - draw much opposition from delegates v. ? believe that farmers' unions should f ? regulated. State market commissions ais ? were to be advocated. Victims of Wreck Float Ashore. MON'MOITM BEA'CJI. N. J . April IT - The body of Mrs. II. <*. Hardy. wif? ? the captain of the schooner Charles Buckley, which stranded and went pieces on the beach near here Wedn' ? day night, floated ashore today, as the bodies of three members of the cr< Ten persons perished in the wreck. <): sailor was rescued. For Indian Commissioner's Sala.v Senator Robinson of Arkansas today rv troduced a bill in the Senate to fix t-. salary of the commissioner of Indian a fairs at $7,500 a year. His salary a present is $5,000. Liner Majestic Sold. LIVERPOOL* England. April 17?Th ( White Star line, in view of the a proa* . ing advent of the 50,<?0i>-ton Britanr;:o into the service, today sold the Majes: ? to be broken up. The price paid for tiie J old liner was $125.0ix?. I Church Services in Memory of Bard. NEW YORK. April 17.?The three h-.n dred and fiftieth anniversary of tin* bin of Shakespeare will be observed in ma: New York churches next Sunday. ? clergymen having agreed to make Sha1 speare the subject of their serin.' Thursday of next week school child ? will participate in the exercises at Shakespeare statue in Central Park outdoor civic celebration will be held Staten Island Friday, and Saturda number of public school principals h arranged for exercises in public parks Gets Bequest of $250 for Cigar*. CHICAGO. April 17?Oliver W. Norton a wealthy Chicago manufacturer, v\;?s notified today of a bequest of a fund amounting to $250 to be dedicated 'o purchase of cigars. The money was w ; - ed to him by Mrs. Elizabeth C. Vincent, who died recently at her home in Cin cinnati. The will, which was filed in Cincinnati yesterday, provides: "To Oliver W. Norton, to be expended for the best cigars he can buy. I give and bequeath $250." Henry Waters, sixty-nine years old, familiarly known as "Mayor of Pines burg," died suddenly at Hagervtown, Md., of heart disease.