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ASKS FEDERAL AID Women of His State Compel Him to Appeal to Presi dent Wilson. COAL STRIKE SITUATION BEYOND NHLITIA CONTROL Industrial Controversy Charged Against Organizations With Head- | quarters Outside of State. DENVER. Col.. April Ci.-Gov Klias >1. Amnions at 9 o'clock tonight, by wire. requested President ilsori to federal troop* into Colorado im mediately," to compose the strike situ ation. Got. Ammons determined to ask Treatment Wilson directly for federal 1 oops, rather than through the con gressional channels, after an all-day resslon with women of the state who declared they would not leave the rratehouse until the governor had i -implied with their demands that fed ?-al troops be asked for from the president himself. Appeal of Governor. The telegram which the governor ransed to be sent to the President, fol }ow a: ? To His Excellency Woodrow ?i^son. President of the United States. V ash >ington. V. C.: Conditions in this state compel me 1.. request of you that federal tro?p-> be tent immediately into the state of Colo tado for the following reasons: -Since September 23. 191->. there has teen a central strike of coal miners throughout the major portion of tne Hate of Colorado. The situation in ?southern part of the state. In the Trinidad district, became so cj-iUcal 1..cause of disorder beyond the ability ,.f local authorities to control that october f*. 1?13. the state militia was ? ailed into service and sent into the field. One district, which was particu larly affected with disorder, was ap I ' oxlniate'.y eighty miles in length. The situation demanded all the militia i hat It was possible to secure under th- conditions here in Colorado. About one month ago. the trouble bavins apparently abated, tlie triiops vene gradually withdrawn, until only a *mall number remained in the troubled district. Thereupon the conditions im mediately became greatly aggravated. A - ast amount of property, amounting to millions Of dollars, was destroyed, many lives were lost and we were compelled 1o return immediately as many militia as vu possible. Vrmed men. in open defiance or aw. hvc congregating from various portions ?>f the state in the affected distnet. There are probably 3,000 men armed in open Insurrection. State Unable to Control. [ have available 650 militiamen with oji ability materially to increase this i un?l??r. The situation has passed be yond the ability of the state to control. Tkla domestic violence is.th<; result of an industrial controversy between Inter state organizations with headquarters. t> itside of the state of Colorado. ? I. therefore, urgently request that you Send forthwith to Ludlow. Col., and to other portions of the state as the commanding officer may deem neces sary. not less than one battalion of in-, fan'try and one troop of cavalry. Tha legislature of thfc state caaaot be t nvened In time to meet this emergency, therefore, have the honor to make this request, as governor of the state, pur fcuant to section four, article four, of the C onstitution of the United States. "ELIAS M. AMMONS. Women Approve Appeal. The delegation of women refused to leave the executive chambers until they had read and approved the foreg^ng telegram. They had declared they were not In sympathy with either of the war ring factions In Colorado, and that they were urging the governor to call for fed eral aid as the only effective means of putting down the strife and rioting in the state. After they had approved the telegram the women, whose ranks had swollen since evening, departed. Earlier in the day the governor sent the following message to President Wil son. "Conflicting reports as to action of cabl net meeting yesterday morning have been received here. What I would be greatly obliged to know Is, If we cannot control Jthe situation in the southern Colorado ?oal field, can we have federal troops?" President Wilson's reply follows: 'Discussion at cabinet meeting referred to was merely for the sake of informa tion. I cannot conceive of the authority i of the state of Colorado being ineffec >*lve and earnestly suggest that renewed efforts be made to prevent hostile action on either side, or any action that might provoke hostility. Congressional commit tee about to revisit state for conference on grounds." Striken Shoot Up Jail. TR*XII>AD. Col., April 25.?Two strikers shot Into the county jail, tonight. One of them reported to a local newspaper 1?e had killed a union man there. A visit to the county jail revealed that tne aim of the self-styled slayer was bad. No one had been hit. Several shots were exchanged, however, I letween two strikers and a strong force of deputies. A striker was captured and cilsanned. At the Jail the deputies were found [ 1 eavfly armed, and the doors barricaded. I *'he captured man gave the name of ?ionaales. Peace in the Colorado coal camps will i ? ontlnue over Sunday if orders given by Mrfke leaders to their followers are ? beyed. After a conference late today, netween Adjutant General John Chase ? ;^nd officers of the t,*nit#d Mine Workers r f America. John R. Lawson addressed w. mass meeting of strikers here and urged them to abstain from any acts of violence pending the conference to be eld in Denver tomorrow, in which state ? ?ffloers and citizens will endeavor to fTect a settlement of the coal miners' y trtke. The outcome of the conference was '.ractically a continuation of th.> truce arranged last night in Denver. Lawson ? nd John McLennan announced that they ? ouM go to l>enver tonight to participate ii the conference. Zed Cross Jrag Repudiated. A party carrying a Red Cross flag and ??presenting itself as being authorized to act for that organization, was ordered nder military detention today by Gen. < hase at the Ludlow military headquar tesr, and later turned back to Trinidad. ? ;?n. Chase explained that he had heen informed by Dr. 8. P. Morris, Red Cross .listrlet representative at Denver, that the party was not authorized to repre sent the organization. The partv had gone from Trinidad with the intention of malting further search of the ruins of the Ludlow tent colony for bodies. The union leaders asked that the pres ent arrangement be permitted to stand, and that no troops be sent to Trinidad "They asked that no attacks be made on the strikers. In return I asked that no attack be made on a detail which will be sent to Agullar tonight to get Supt. W add ell," said Gen. Chase. Supt- William Waddell of the Empire mine was wounded during the attack on ^nat property Tuesday. n. CJiase added that John Lawson /o^|aed that no attack would be made on the troops. The union leader prom iief to send word to the Aguilar strikers not ?? molest the soldiers. I iiiii the union leaders, further," saia ^la,e< "th?t the militia was not seeking trouble and wa? making no at tacks on any one.'" Rockefeller Not Conciliatory. B. J. Matteson, assistant manager of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, today caused to be posted at the com pany s mines copies of a telegram from (President J. F. Welborn declaring as j follows: J "There is absolutely no truth in the report on the streets of Trinidad that I 1 ftockefeller has wired me to settle | with the union. Neither Mr. Rocke-1 j ieiler nor any one else has made such I a request or suggestion. The Colorado I r ue! and Iron Company will have abso- i lutely nothing to do with the United i Mine Workers. Uur loyal employes who do not care to oolong to the organization are go lnK to be protected, notwithstanding numerous attacks of the character in dulged in by the United Mine Workers this week, and will not be forced by us or any one else so long as they are in our employ, to Join any organiza tion against their will." Troop E of Walsenburg, consisting in part of forty-seven recruits enlisted in the National Guard of Colorado shortly before the removal of the militia from the strike zone, two weeks , ago, was relieved from duty today. It was charged by union leaders that this company and many members of Troop A recently organized in Trinidad,' chiefly were former employes of the coal companies. J. W. Siple, president of the South western Fuel Company, who. with thirty others, including a number of women and children, was a prisoner in the Empire mine from early Wednesday until late yesterday, arrived here today, with a graphic story of his experiences. According to Siple, blast after blast of giant powder was set off at the mouth of the main stop and at the fan house the attacking party. The explosions caved the openings and filled the mine with dust. The powder was taken from the company powder house. Bullets Hit Desk. Two bullets passed through his desk. A number struck the office before he final ly fled to the mine stope. Supt. William Waddell was shot after be had left the mine to look for hfs son, Matthew v.addell, who was missing. He fell with a bullet in his shoulfter before he had advanced fifty feet. Siple and others rushed out and dragged him back into the stope. Young Waddell was found after the at tacking party had left. He had hidden in the engine house and was suffering with a bullet wound in his leg. The party was without food, but there was plenty of water in the mine. Two mine mules shared the prison with the refugees. Several hundred Greeks including a large party from Colorado Springs, reached Trinidad today on foot. All were heavily armed. In lieu of cart ridge belts strikers had placed their supply of ammunition in flour sacks, which they slung across their shoul ders. The Greeks stored their firearms in local union headquarters on their arrival here and have posted guards in front of the building. WANTS MONEY TO ME COST OF MOVING ARMY Secretary Garrison Asks for Emer gency Fond of $100,000 in Two Items. Appropriations needed for moving regi ments to the front were strongly urged by Secretary Garrison of the War De partment yesterday in a communication to the House of Representatives. The money desired is <50,000 for printing and the same sum for mileage of officers. Although it appears to be a far cry from printing to regiments moving to the firing line, nevertheless the Secre tary of ^-ar explains in his communica tion that unless he has a large enough fund to print all the orders necessary the army could not be moved without the greatest confusion. In addition to the communication by the Secretary of \\ar, Secretary McAdoo of the Treasury Department appended to the letter a recommendation that the money be ap K i'l jyi enier?ney measure in view of the crisis confronting the army. Appropriation Exhausted. The current military appropriation for mileage, $550,000. and printing, $140 000 has been exhausted, therefore, It would be impossible for the army to be operat ed swiftly on makeshift expenditures The Secretary of War makes it known 1?"" h.?K ai* amount sufficient to meet the largest emergency until the J*fy'fr appropriations become effective 8erXlce and regulation tables which are imperative in actual service! ^ printed, as tiiey contain informa tion worked out for the service bv the officers of the War College UnUss theSe 12. %ns are ln the hand? of all of SSfE* ?^rmy could neve* be moved with precision, and the lack of them the t">ops on the border Tt Officers Are Hampered. Army officers have been unable to get the proper printing done for months, even in the face of the approaching Mexican crisis, and have been met with a refusal of Congress to make an extra appropria tion. However, it is expected that with "ar "UrinS the country in the face the proper appropriations will be made without quibbling. " FREE SERVICE FOR U. S. Marconi Wireless Company Offers Land and Sea Equipment. The Marconi Wireless Company has placed at the disposal of the American government free service and prefer ence over all other business, which in c.I.u,dea,the company's stations on the Atlantic and Pacific coast and all Mar coni-equipped vessels in American waters for relay purposes. BURROS OFFERED ARMY. "101" Ranch Has 500 Which Be longed to Mexican Refugees. Representative Murray of Oklahoma submitted to the Secretary of War yes terday an offer from Joseph C. Miller of the "101" ranch. Bliss. Okla., to transfer to the government for war use 600 Mexican burros now pastured at Marfa. Tex. Mr. Murray explained that these hurros composed the pack trains of Gen. Mercados refugee army which crof ^d the Rio Grande at Presidio Tex., and now is detained at Fort Bliss! The offer waji that the burros would be loaned to the government without loss or responsibility for them dS the period of the Mexican emergency Miller had previously offered to or ganize and equip a regiment of Okla homa cowboys to go into Mexico Thi? offer. Mr. Murray said, has been ap proved by Gov. Cruce of Oklahoma and is being considered by the W^ Department. ar GERMANS DEFY HUERTA. legation's Brusque Response to Demand for Surrender of Arms. VERA CRUZ. April 25.?A demand has been made on the German legation In Mexico City to surrender the arm. i? ported for the protection of the Qernuw residents there, according to lnformatkm reaching here. 1 Admiral von Htatse. the German min ister. replied: "If you get the arms vou will have to fight for them." y The American embassy in Mexico saved fifty out of the 300 rifles in Its possession when the order for their selzure came from Gen. Huerta. 1 ne fifty rifles were hidden and Xelson I O'Shaughnessy took a receipt for the rifles and machine guns confiscated. I Expected to Take Advantage of Invitation to Re-Establish Own Government. PLANS TO SERVE RATIONS TO THE POORER CLASSES I ? Admiral Badger Spreading Forces Further From City, Preparing for Possible Attack. r'rospect that the citizens of Vera Cruz will respond to the proclamation of Admiral Fletcher and re-establish their own government, thus co-operat ing with the United States in its in malntain friendship with all other Mexicans save Huerta. and "who ever comes to his support." is the en mcntgmS rePOrt to the Navy Depart and mef'fh - committee was organized to r??i afternoon 'n ?n effort lish pi n'l PU confidence and estab lish civil law and order Water and food SUPP'>' " a con-l for ti TVOrr) an(* Plans are being: made iffiSspsrstt jssm' further fro" his forces ?"t I the threatened Attack' bv'oen '"5, aeainSt cently federal chVef^n^"^^ "' No Army Orders Pending. a S?onltari<?S, Garri,on an<' Daniels had ; \?1S conference with the President tonight. Thej? declined to discuss its mediation AS,ked *'hat effect the ,ntcl" mediation plan would have on the War Departments activities. Secretarv Gar PecTofanv "imo Z" ."? imm<-diate pros issued and' that sro faraa^h?rderS bel"S rem?eirne.d 'h" situation wouV probacy remain in status quo" until the me ' diation plan developed further I Secretary Daniels said the prlncinal work of the navy would be to care for American refugees atTVer?aoain ?J ih<" steamer Ypiranga at \ era Cruz has been ordered hV h?? company to return to Hamburg with the l?u?rta?f war munitions meant for the Huerta government. citizensPof' S?hS0Ve?JJ1ent guns to arm citizens of Bisbee. Ariz., to reDi?l ?nv Invasion from Mexican terrltorv was laid v ?f Wa'" Q^fson todav b> Senator Ashurst. Gov. Hunt in a 1 4aPrti? t0 Senator Ashurst asked that oo? a ti? 8ent fr?m the nearest army from ra?, Tal!' Senator Ashurst ?a?? thl?w V Greenwaj' at B'.sbee to weredriv thf border?anE ?Ut ?f '"ananea' a"?? One Private is Wounded. Admiral Badger's telegram, dated op.m Saturday, said: tlT>,^St?n'Kht^'s tiring desultory and eon tafe ?nthr?COnslderable period. One pri not , Lf y wounded in forearm. Name lLtlr na!Curtained" Wm be reported later. Fletcher continuing: efforts hav? influential citizens unite and arrange for conduct of municipal affairs bv people S?:,, Q?'te certain thai forme? nS?in? '!,,not resume office under P?"?1!' condlti0I>s. but possibly citizens' committee can be formed to Influence ,lnes of law and order f C?K, ,r.SSi amonS inhabitants. Meeting of this kind will Be held this afternoon. "Question of food and water still giv but "P to present time no actual distress. Seems probable, how 5"r' that ultimately government will , a^? to ration poorer classes of inhab . Cu?tomhouse is open and vessels ready to discharge, but much difficulty being experienced obtaining labor. Extending line of bluejackets and ma. rines about two miles further out into country today. South Carolina battalion well entrenched about two and one-half miles from center of city. No contact has been made with Mexican forces and no attack expected at present. Missis sippi s marines landed this morning This morning aeroplane made flight over har bor. Will make another flight this aft ernoon. Ships' bands giving concerts asnore. tl^,*fil,an"A!5.erican steamers report ed sailed from Puerto Mexico 10 a.m. Sat urday for Vera Cruz with about 2U0 ref iulfico aYrt" tran8,er them to steamer Mexico and as soon as reasonably filled that vessel will proceed to New Orleans land refug:ees and return. British Ships Lending Aid. "Jason and Paulding now at Tuxpam collecting refugees that region. Rear Admiral Cradock and commanding of ficers, British ships Hermione at Tam pico. and Berwick at Puerto Mexico. have been untiring in efforts to collect and forward American refugees to ships. These services have been of greatest value. Further offers continuation these kindly efforts still being made." . J!?e..NaV3L Department received word tnat the Atnerican consulate at Mazat Um. on the Pacific coast of Mexico had been stoned by a mob Friday. Other thereAmerlCan demonstrations occurred The auxiliary Celtic, with a cargo of supplies for the naval forces, arrived at~Yera Cruz yesterday from New York. The gunboat Yorktown arrived at Gua> maa from Mare Island, and her commander reported all quiet at the port- ..The Mexican federal gunboat Guerro has just reached Guay mas from Mazatlan. Guaymas is held hy the Mexican federals, but a strong nearby?*"' rebels is encamped Admiral Badger reported the Mexican gunboats Bravo. Zaragosa and Vera Cruz were in the Penuco river above Tamplco Commander Robertson of the cruiser Denver preported to the Navy Depart ment at fi p.m. that all was quiet at Acapulco during the day. More Aggression. Advocated. The President spent many hours with Secretary Bryan and other cabinet offi cials. giving particular attention, also. to the alarming reports sent by Ameri can Consul Canada at Vera Cruz about the safety of Americans in Mexico City and along the railroad from there to Vera Cruz. The detention of 125 Ameri cans at Pachucah and Cordoba, and nlneteeen Americans and a British sub ject at Orizaba, worried administration officials, especially because communica tion with Mexico City was subject to such frequent interruption. Many members of Congress are clamor ing for a more aggressive course ^Ven to a declaration of war. Some cabinet members favor a drastic course to end I the anarchical conditions In the southern republic, while others think much can be accomplished by persuading the constu tutionallsts to remain neutral. I Unconfirmed reports of the killing of four Americans in Mexico City were called to the attention of the Brazilian embassy here, with the request that its legation in Mexico City, now looking after American interests there seek verification of them. " e , O'Shaughnessy Coming Here. The Navy Department dispatched ves sels up and down the Atlantic and Pa cific coasts of Mexico to take away American consuls and refugees generally Between 3,000 and 3,500 refugees already have been protected or are en route to the United States. Secretary Bryan said Charge O'Shaurh nessy probably would leave for the Unit ed States on the first available ship. I..ieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, U. S. A.,' retired, senior officer commanding the I army in the Spanish-American war, call ed on Secretary Garrison and Gen. Wood and, It la understood, offered his services should war be declared. It was announced that the Interests of the Mexican embassy here and her con sulates throughout the country would be looked after by the Spanish embassy and consulates. WASHINGTON BOY HERO IN ATTACK ON SNIPERS Ensign Lawrence Townsend Leads Volunteers Up Into Church Tower. Details Climb Single File Up Narrow Winding Staircase in Face of Death Fire. EJtSIGK LAWRENCE TOWNSEND, JR. (Edmonston photo.) How a Washington boy. Ensign Law rence Townsend of the battleship Utah, son of Lawrence Townsend, former United States minister to Portugal, and now treasurer of the Washington Gas Light Company, living at 1416 20th street, in a spectacular manner, led the attack on a church tower, stopping the sniping that was killing the American marines and bluejackets during the tak ing of Vera Cruz, is vividly told in this dispatch from Vera Cruz: BY WINGBOVE BATHON. Staff Correspondent of The Star with the Ameri can forces at Vera Cruz. VERA CRUZ, April 26.?Spasmodic -sputters of flame and smoke from roof tops sped death and burning wounds among our boy marines and bluejackets in a sacrificial offering of their patriotic lives to preserve the policy of the United States government to continue a de fensive attitude during the taking of Vera Cruz. , Sniping nipped off the brave youths one by one who were denied the chance to fight for their lives face to face with an ; enemy. And the deadliest Are came from the tower of the old parochial church, ! La Parroquia, almost as fierce and far more deadly than the fighting in the street adjoining the market house and naval academy. Townsend Volunteers. ? Sniping must cease." That command was snapped forth by Admiral Badger. A youth stepped forward and volunteer ed to dislodge the sharpshooters. Assent was nodded. Hastily selecting less than twenty who pressed to follow him En sign Lawrence Townsend of the Utah, with an automatic revolver blazing in either hand, led the attack on the old church with a rush that his eager sup porters could not outstrip. This mere handful of boys seized the church, only to find that they could reach their prey only by climbing, single file, up a narrow winding staircase. En sign Townsend unceremoniously thrust aside some of his companions who of fered to assume the dangerous work of going first up the narrow ascent, not knowing what moment a bullet from above might end their climb and their lives. His automatic pistols, fired alternately with right and left hand, lighting his way, Townsend sped up the stairs about ten steps ahead of any of his fellows. High up In the belfry he came upon the small stone aperture through which the sharpshooters had poured their deadly fire. He had hard footing over the empty shells that had been discarded. Many Prisoners Taken. When his companions joined him, a thorough search revealed a large store of ammunition and firearms which were seized. Eight or ten suspected of hav ing assisted in the sniping were taken prisoner and the belfry guarded to pre vent further shooting from this vantage point Thus did a Washington boy save the lives of his comrades In arms. Thus did he prove heroism and dauntless zeal in the first opportunity that offered. This was the story that greeted me when I landed in Vera Cruz. I know ! it is the sort of story that Star readers want to read. Ensign Townsend was born in Pennsyl vania February 3, 1888. June 17, 1905, he entered the Naval Academy, from which he was graduated as a midship man July 10, 1900. Two years later, after a cruise, he was commissioned an en sign. Practically his whole servlqp since he was commissioned has been at sea, on the Utah, the vessel from which he land ed to head a detachment against the, Mexican forces at Vera Cruz. UNIONS UPHOLD LEADEBS. Miners to Continue Work Pending Negotiations Over Wages. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April 25?The action of the policy committee of the United Mine Workers of America was upheld in the recent referendum, accord ing to announcement made at the inter national headquarters here today. This means that the bituminous coal miners of the country will continue at work, wherever possible, pending the negotia tions of new wage contracts, and not sus pend work, as in previous years. The committee's report was adopted by a majority of 37,447% votes. The vote was 89,524 to 52,076%.* A letter urging all local unions to pay their assessments as soon as possible for the benefit of the Colorado strikers was sent from headquarters today. It was signed by President John P. White, Vice President Frank J. Hayes and Secretary Treasurer William O. Green. The letter terms the recent disturbances around Trinidad as a "horrible crime," and re quests that the local unions hold protest meetings and send messages to their rep resentatives in Congress. Former Hungarian Premier Dead. BUDA PEST. Hungary, April 25.? Cunt Charles Khuen-Hedervary d? He de^var, former Hungarian premier, died today, aged sixty-five years. He was prominent in tho organization of the political parties of Hungary and did important work in the reform of the educational system. ? Recent Delivery of Passports in Washington and Hezioo City Contrasted. Imposing Military Display for O'Shaughnessy, Secret Service Guard for Aigara. The contrast in the method of showing honors to the representatives of the United States and Mexico, respectively, upon their departures from the capitals of the two nations has been the subject of comment as showing the difference in the customs of the two governments. With a guard consisting of the chief and two agents of the secret service, Senor A. Aigara R- de Terreros. charge of the Mexican embassy in Washington, was escorted on his journey through the United States to the Canadian border. A military escort of the President's Guard, the finest troop in Mexico, through the streets of the Mexican capital; the nephew of Gen. Huerta, in uniform, in attendance as the general's personal rep resentative, and provided with a special train, from which floated both the Mexi can and American flags, for the trip to Vera Cruz; these were the honors paid the departing charge of the American em bassy in Mexico City. Nelson O'Shaugh nessy. Method Bather Than Motive. This is a contrast of method rather than motive, it is commented, or prac tice rather than purpose. It is demo cratic America's way compared with the way of a military nation in treat ing the diplomatic representatives of other countries. William J. Flynn, chief of the secret service, with two agents of the se cret service, composed the escort pro vided for Senor Aigara. Senor Aigara accepted the escort, it is declared, and commented upon It, courteously, as an honor paid to any diplomat departing under circumstances similar to those attending his own going away and as customary. It is also probable that the State Department would have pro vided an escort of another kind had Senor Aigara exacted It, asked for it even or suggested it. But he took what was offered. Conditions Somewhat Similar. ( O'Shaughnessy was, it is popularly understood, on Intimate terms with Gen. Huerta. It Is not Incomprehensi ble that Huerta would delight to do him honor, even under the harassing him honor, even under the harassing lations with the nation represented by his personal friend. But it is pointed out that the dignity of the escort pro vided for the American diplomat was not unusual to Mexican practices. Senor Aigara. while not in the con fidence of President Wilson, nor of Secretary Bryan of the State Depart ment. nor of other officials of the American administration, it is de clared. had made, no peraonalenmUles in offlctal circles. He received all the honors that the United States is in the custom of paying under similar circumstances. ? . . When Senor Dupuy Delome. Spanish minister, was given his passports short ly before the Spanish-American war he was offered but declined an escort of secret service agents. On the Journey, however, he was secretly guarded by secret service agents, who went with him. unknown to him, on the same train. The escort was offered as a courtesy, but might , have applied its watchful energies to prevention of ob jectionable activities as well as protec tion of the individual against possible attack. Keeps "Precedent" Straight. Precedent came near getting a bad Jolt at the State Department when Senor Ai gara, the Mexican charge d'affaires, re ceived his passports, but Eddie Savoy, for forty-four years the colored mes senger to Secretaries of State, won glory for himself and kept old "precedent" in the straight and narrow path. ' '' Savoy went to an official in the State Department the day Aigara made his re quest for passports and said something like this: "Boss, there have been only two passports issued since I have been in the State Departmnt?to Ix>rd Sack ville-West, the British minister, who talked about American politics, and Senor Du Pujr De Lome, the Spanish minister, when war broke out between this country and Spain. I took both of these passports and got the receipts of both men pn the envelopes containing the papers. Enters His Objections. "I hear some talk that a white mes senger is going to take the passport to Mr. Aigara. Now, I don't think this is a white man's Job, and besides, I don't believe Mr. Bryan knows the precedents and the facts. Wron't yt-u see him for me and ask him to let me take the letter to the Mexican embassy? "I always will remember how Senor Do Lome acted. He tore the envelope, threw It Into a basket and read the let ter. 'Your excellency,' I said to him, I would be much pleased If you would let me have that envelope and write a re ceipt for the letter upon It/ He did as I requested, and I have his receipt. My collection of passports receipts is the only one in the world that I know of. Savoy had his way and carried the passports to Aigara. who wrote a receipt upon the envelope. GETS EIGHT TO LEAVE STATE. Cornelias Vanderbilt Obtains Per mission From National Guard. NEW YORK, April 23.?In orler to leave the state overnight It became neces sary for Cornelius Vanderbilt, Inspector general In the National Guard attached to the staff of MaJ. Gen. O'Ryan, to ob tain permission at headquarters yester day. Several days ago orders were given for all officers to remain In the state. Mr. Vanderbilt was granted a leave of ab sence until Monday morning- In answer to Inquiries, Mr. Vanderbilt said he was ready to go to the front if the National Guard was ordered out. RICHMOND HAS HOPES. Anticipates $1,000,000 Appropria tion for Enlarging Post Office. Special Dispatch to The St?r. RICHMOND. Va., April 25.?Chair man Frank Clark of the House com mittee on public buildings and grounds, accompanied by ten of his associates, this afternoon inspected the loca! post office and saw the congested conditions under which the mails are handled. Postmaster Thornton was plied with questions regarding the matter and he took the committee into the office to see actual conditions. Members of the committee expressed considerable amaxement that the work of the office could be handled with any speed or satisfaction. It Isi practically certain that the committee will Indorse the proposition to expend a million dol lars in enlarging the present building. The visitors were entertained at lunch eon this afternoon and left for Wash ington about 6 o'clock. Tribulation. From Puck. He?Darling, why are you so sad? She (gulping down a sob)?Oh, dearest. I was Just thinking this will be our last evening together until tomorrow night! ASHLAND B. SWIGGEIT, CIVIL WAR HERO, DEAD Wounded Six Times in Battle of Antietam?President Lincoln Asked Place for Him. A SHI. AND B. SW1GCETT. Ashland B. Swiggett. veteran of the civil war, and employe of the pension , office since 1863, died at his home in | Washington yesterday. Funeral services I are to be held at Tree's chapel to morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Inter ment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Swiggett was a brother of the late Maj. William Y. Swiggett. He was born in Seaford, Suffolk county, Del., in 1845. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted as a private in the 1st Dela ware Volunteer Infantry, the first Dela ware regiment to respond to the call for volunteers. At the battle of Antietam he was severely wounded, and was later given an honorable discharge by reason of six wounds received in that conflict. Lauded as Hero. The Delaware Inquirer of Wilmington, Del., September 27, 1862, gives the fol lowing account of Mr. Swiggett's ac tions at Antietam: "We have a real hero in a slim, deli cate boy, by the name of Swiggett, from the lower part of the state. His name is in every UJelawarean's mouth, and his fame will be as lasting as our hills. "On the day of the battle, the little fellow, with rifle in hand, took his posi tion within a short distance of Col. Hop kinson, and with forty cartridges com menced his work of death. The forty cartridges gone, he replenished his stock with thirty more, and still the work of death went on around him. "At last the other side got their eye upon him and six bullets perforated his body. He had nearly finished his last supply of ammunition when he fell." At this time in Mr. Swiggett's life he was helped by that man who was the busiest of men, and yet always had time to help those who needed and deserved help?Abraham Lincoln. By a Sersonal recommendation of President incoln, Mr. Swiggett was appointed to a position in the pension office, which office he held, with the exception of varying intervals, up until the time of his death. President Lincoln's Appeal. The letter which President Lincoln found time to write at this, the busiest period of his career, reads as follows: "This young man, or rather boy, asks a messengership. I think by the let ters of Gov. Cannon and John W. Hous- j ton he is shown to have peculiar claims to so small a place. I will thank any department or bureau who can and will find it for him. "April 20, 1863. A. LINCOLN." ac was this position, given him through the instrumentality of President Lincoln, that Mr. Swiggett held until the time of his death, with the exception of sev eral periods spent in various business en terprises. Mr. Swiggett is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cornelia M. Woolman of New York city, and a nephew, Samuel A. Swiggett of this city. commanderMbooth WOULD HELP IN MEXICO Has Norses and Christian Work ers of Salvation Army to Send to the Front. The Salvation Army is preparing to give help in stricken Mexico. Miss Evangeline Booth, the "smiling com mander" of all the Salvationists in America, announced this purpose last evening on her arrival from New York. She will lecture this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Belasco Theater on the life and work of her father, the late Gen. William Booth. Many descriptive moving pictures will illustrate her lec ture. "Yes, we want to do all we can in Mexico," said Miss Booth at the Shore ham shortly after her arrival. "In fact, we believe that we can greatly help any situation which may arise with the nurses we may be able to send there, as well as other Christian workers under our banner who would go." Going Back to New York. Miss Booth plans to go back to New York this evening or tomorrow' morning. Within a few days she will sail for Eng land, where a world conference of the army is to be held shortly. "This may be the last conference of its kind the army will hold," she said. "We are now beginning to find that the or ganization is too large properly to rep resent the various sections as we would like. "We are now having at least 6,000 workers in attendance at the conference. This is too large a body for such a meeting. We have to build a great auditorium along the Strand for the meeting and great efTort has to be put forward for the gathering." Commander Booth has inherited many of the qualities of her father. Some of her American admirers belive she will ultimately be exalted to the rank of general. Gen. Bramwell Booth, present heacl of the army and Miss Booth's broth er, fs about twenty or twenty-five years her senior, being in his sixties. abut is Socialistic. Does Not Stifle Ambition. Asserts Capt. W. ?. P. French. "Look at Col. George W. Goethals and the Panama canal. There is my answer to the criticism that army life stifles ambition." declared Capt. W. E. P. French, U. S. A., retired, last night during the course of a discussion fol lowing an address on "Military Social ism," delivered by him before the George Washington University for the study of socialism. Capt. French said the United States army Is the nucleus of a great socialist movement. He said the army for the common good.^and for tnat rea son it represents one of the iunaa mentals of socialism. . He advocated government ownership of all public utilities and any indus tries which can be best operated by tne government. Capt. French said it would be foolish for the government to purchase the telegraph and telephone lines when practical wireless telegraph is in sight. .. _ . , The discussion which followed his ad dress was based largely on the ^ part military forces have played in labor disputes. Capt. French also gave a de tailed explanation of the army court martial system, which, he said, strives to reform, and not to punish. FINANCIAL POST OFFICE TO REPLACE STATION G Postmaster Praeger Announces Prospect at Banquet of Branch Employes. A "financial" post office branch may be established on F street to take the place of the present branch, station G, when it is consolidated with the main office in the new building at North Capitol street and Massachusetts avenue north east. Otto Praeger. the new postmaster of Washington, made this announcement at the fifteenth annual banquet of em ployes of station G at the Sterling Hotel last evening. A financial branch is one where stamps are sold and other business carried on. It has no carriers, assorting clerks or similar employes. Postmaster Praeger expressed pleasure that he is soon to come Into closer touch with the men employed at station G. when they go Into the new building. He had heard much about the efficiency of the men in that branch, he said. Assistant Postmaster Speaks. I,, j. /Robinson, assistant postmaster, urged the men to work to keep up the high standard that has been set by the postal service of Washington, saying It ranked with the foremost in the country. While he thought the service here at present is of the -best, he said, it is neces sary for all employes to put forth their best efforts to maintain the high stand ards, inasmuch as the 1-ost Office De partment Is one of the most progressive branches of service in the United States. The present Postmaster General, he said, wants to see all employes paid com petently. He gave many practical hints to the men for the upkeep of present standards. Edward Kines, foreman of carriers, spoke of the large number of em ployes of station G who had risen in the ranks. He noted that this was the last banquet the branch would ever have as a separate station. Co-opera tion of the employes of the station with the postmaster and other offi cers he promised. Other speakers were J. H. Simmons, assistant superintendent of station G; Charles Tauberschmldt, superintend ent of Takoma Park station; C. P. Heath, John L. Nolan and D. G. Miller. W. E. Monroe acted as toastmaster. Program of Entertainment. Prior to the toasts several entertaining features were provided. One of these was an original sketch, "According to Regulations," presented by W. E. Mon roe, L. C. F. Voegler, W. N. Presgraves, E. R. Braddock J. B. Woodfleld, J. L. Nolan C. S. Goetzinger and J. W. Saun ders. Other numbers were an original recitation, "Memories of G," by Mr. Voegler; imitations by Mr. Nolan and songs by Messrs. Braddock, Saunders and Goetzinger. In addition to those already named there were present: Howard Beall, super intendent of station G: George P. Baden, O. H. Chamberlain. John J. Culllton, L. A. Dahoney, J. E. Dennison. W. H. Doug las. A. im. Frederick, J. R. Gibson, O. M. Huguely, H. W. Johnson, W. H. Lewis, E. T. McNerhany, G. G. Phelps, E. B. flimonds J. C. Sweeney. G. R. Wll lev A. R. White and A. J. Xanten. GIVEN PRISON TEEMS. Strikers and Leaden Sentenced for Violating Court Injunction. PHILIPPI. W. Va., April 25.?For vio lation of an injunction of the United States district court for the northern district of West Virginia, fourteen strik ers and strike leaders were sentenced today by Judge A. G. Dayton. The in junction was granted the West Virginia Pittsburgh Coal Company against the striking miners at its mine at Colliers, W. Va. James Oates of Pittsburgh, In ternational organizer of the United Mine Workers of America; Miss Fannie Sellins of St. Louis, Mo., an organizer for the Garment Workers of America; Frank Memiskl, Herman Selphls, Secumbo Fol lise and Warner Finnlgan were given sentences of six months each. Other sentences were Imposed as fol lows: Thomas South, five months; Tony Amaine, four months: Ernest Ewald. three months; Charles Clenens. two months; C. T. Brown and Samuel Bok nak, one month each. Riley Stout was ordered to pay a fine of 1275 and iJavld Allman a fine of *800. The defendants began their sentences Immediately. FAVOES CAPT. POTTS. Senate Committee Recommends Res toration to Active list of Navy. The Senate committee on naval af fairs late yesterday afternoon reported a bill to the Senate reinstating Capt. Templln M. Potts. U. S. N., retired, on the active list of the navy, with rank of rear admiral. The majority report, recommending the passage of the bill, was submitted to the Senate by Sena tor Chilton of West Virginia, and was signed by nine senators. A minority report, opposing the bill, was submit ted also by Senator Bryan of Florida. Capt. Potts was retired several months ago. following action by the naval "plucking board." He contended that he had been unfairly treated. Finally he was given a hearing before the Senate naval affairs committee. "COXETS ARMY" JAILED. Twelve Men Released on Assurance of Being Lodged. PITTSBURGH, April 25.?When "Gen." Jacob Coxey's "army of the unem ployed," which left Massillon, Ohio, for Washington more than a week ago. ar rived in the outskirts of Pittsburgh In a driving rain today, it was met by a squad of police. "The "army" was taken to the central station and detained. "Gen." Coxey, his wife and son were not molested. Tonight the "privates," twelve in number, were released on Coxey's promise that he had obtained lodging for them. The "army" will be quartered in a res cue mission over Sunday. Minstrel Troupe at Banquet. Songs and a general good time featured the banquet given by Columbia Lodge, ?No. 174. International Association of Machinists, to the Columbia minstrel troupe at the Hotel Continental last night. The entertainment committee of the lodge, consisting of J. Sheehan, F. T. Bresnahan. I. J. Farley. C. K. Kreich baum S. Martin and G. Joynes. acted as hosts for the evenlhg. with Mr. Sheehan as toastmaster. Music was furnished by Jacob Moody, leader: Easterbrook Frarfer, Irving Horne, and W. F. Rucker. FOR HIS PATIENCE Secretary Daniels Says Presi dent Wilson Will Rank With Lincoln and McKinley. INDULGES IN TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN NAVY Address at Banqaet of Naval Engi neers?Representatives Fitzger ald and Mann Also Speakers. Defending the administration s policy of endeavoring: to avoid war in Mexico. Sec retary Daniels of the Navy Department, in an address last night at the annual banquet of the American Society of Xava Engineers, at the Army and Navy Club praised President Wilsons patience in dealing with the situation, declaring it to be an attribute of character which en titled him to rank with Lincoln and Mc Kinley. The martyred Presidents and the pres ent chief executive were referred to as the "trinity of Presidents" which posterity will revere because of their patience and calm Judgment In meeting crises in the nation's affairs. Just as Lincoln anc McKinley are now loved because of th* patience they displayed in dark hours of the republic's history, so will Pres:. dent ??"ilson be honored for showing: the same great courage and strength of char acter, Mr. Daniels predicted. Called to his office because of im- v portant dispatches bearing on the Mexican situation, the Secretary of the Navy left the banquet early, but re turned in time to take his place on the speakers' prof ram. lie was ap plauded when he declared that the loyalty and patriotism of the men of the navy displayed during the last few days have made all Americans brethren in the love of their coun try. Mexican Crisis Features Speeches. References to the Mexican crisis fea tured all the speeches, and invariably were followed by outbursts of applause. Minority Leader Mann and Representa tive Fitzgerald, chairman of the appro | priations committee of the House, who , were not on the program, were called ! upon for speeches. They responded in humorous vein. Mr. Mann spoke of the revenue cutter service as the- "little navy," and said two revenue cutters would have been suffi cient to send to Mexico to bring Huerta to terms. Representative Fitzgerald had some fun at the expense of the administration's "dry navy" policy. He said that If the old form of entertaining is to be dis pensed with, he could not see the need of Congress authorizing the proposed ap propriation of $101,000 for the entertain ment of the naval officers of foreign countries who have been invited to par ticipate in the ceremonies incident to the opening of the Panama canal. The situ ation, he said, reminded him of the song. "I'm All Dressed Up, but Don't Know Where to Go." Other speakers were Homer I* Fergs son of the Newport News Shipbuilding Company, C. W. Baker, editor of the Engineering News; Prof. Charles JB. Lucke of Columbia University, Repre sentative Lemuel P. Padgett, chairman of the naval committee of the House; . Rear Admiral J. R. Edward. U. & N.. president of the association, and Com mander Louis C. Richardson, U. 8. Mtf who presided as tosstmsster. Capacity of Shipyards. Mr. Ferguson declared that the ship building concerns of this cosntry are capable of turning out four battleships, twelve destroyers and eight submarines a year. Under conditions of necessity they might be made to turn out seven battleships, twenty destroyers and twelve submarines a year, he said. He paid a tribute to the high standard of the personnel of the n&vy. Describing the progress made in the shipbuilding Industry in this country, Mr. Baker urged an appropriation by Congress of not less than $1,000,000 to be used In experiments designed to increase our efficiency In this direction. Prof. Lucke spoke of the influence of the post graduate school in developing the navy engineer, and Representative Padgett, in a brief address, praised the personnel of the navy, declaring that It has maintained an unsullied reputation. George W. Littlehales. Leo Loeb, J. O. Leech, F. R. Low, Prof. C. E. Lucke, Engineer-In-Chief C. A. McAllister. U. 8. R. C- S.: Walter M. McFarland. John 8. McKinley, H. A. Magoun. Representative James R. Mann, A. M. P. Maschmeyer, Jerry Mathews, Robert Mayo. Jr., A. Le P. Mesney, J. F. Metten, James P. Mewshaw, Gen. Anson Mills, U. S. A.; H. T. Mornings tar, J. H. Mull. William Murray, Byron R. Newton, Capt. H. P. Norton, U. S. N.; J.'C. O'Laughlln, Re^ resentatlve L. P. Padgett, Civil Engineer C. W. Parks. U. S. N- ; Rear Admiral W. M. Parks. U. S. N.; John Piatt. United States Senator Miles Poindexter, J. W. Powell. Joseph E. Ralph, Prof. Waltet Rautenstrauch, Alfred H. Raynal. Lieut. Commander Louis C. Richardson, Ernest W. Roberts, R. R- Row, C. Melvin Sharpe, Hal H. Smith, United States Senator William A. Smith. W. W. Smith, E. H. Sniffin, H. M. Southgate, Naval Constructor A. W. Stahl, U. S. N.; Rear Admiral Homer Stanford, U.S. N.; R. Paul Stout, Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, t:. S. N. Capt. Emil Theiss, United States Navy; Senator J- R- Thornton, Repre sentative S. J. Tribble. Gen. George Uhler, Capt. D. VassallefT, Imperial royal naw; Leroy Vernon, Ernest Walker, J. B. Walker, George E. Walton. Charles Ward. Chief Constructor R. M. Watt. United States Navy; Lieut. D. A. Weaver, United States Navy; Commander W. W. White, United States Navy; Capt. H. A. Wiley. United States Navy; Representa tive W. E. Williams. Lieut. E. E. Wilson. United States Navy; lieut. C. C. Wind sor. United States Navy; Lieut. Com mander H. T. Winston, United States Navy; W. E. Yelverton. SON-IK-LAW GETS HOME. Deed Made by Late 6. A. Townsend. Civil War Correspondent. Special Dispatch to Tlie St*r. HAGERSTOWN, Md.. April 25.?There was filed for record at the courthouse here today a deed made by the late George Alfred Townsend, civil war cor respondent. conveying to his son-in-law. Edmond C. Bonaventure. the Townsend summer home at Gapland. this county. In addition to the handsome buildings there is a tract of over 100 acres. The war correspondents' monument, erected largely through the efforts of Mr. Townsend and other newspaper men who were famous during the days of the civil war. is located near the Town send home. VICTOR HERBERT VERY ILL Voted Composer Undergoes an Operation for Appendicitis. LONDON, April 25.?The condition of nctor Herbert, the composer, who was iperated - on thf? momlnr (or append! Ms. was reported to be critical tonight. Mr. Herbert suddenly became very 111 chile being shown through Buckingham ?lace Wednesday. The physicians who vere called In to attend Mr. Herbert leceded that an operation was not neces ary. but Friday he became so much rorse that after a consolation ot tour [octors an operation was deemed I lu crative. Mr. Herbert Is In a nuivlnr tome. His wife and daughter are here.