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rfbat it was probably not mora than an
*0uipost engagement.
Inquiry Into Murders.
Maj. Sample, in command of the
jft'nited States army base at Columbus,
2ftas been asked to investigate the rep
qport brought into Douglas. Ariz., that
iVilla bandits had crossed the border
eight miles west of Columbus and
murdered three Americans, two women
and one man.
The bandits, numbering 100 or more,
are said to have recrossed into Mexico
after the killing. The presence of Villa
forces in the upper tlaleana district
.'^ ould be a threat to the line of com
munication to the bajft of th6 American
expedition at Casas Grandes. Transportation
over this line from Columbus
'southward is troublesome. The trails
;are badly cut and the heaviest motor
trucks negotiate the desert with difficulty.
Juarez was quiet today ahd there
were no surface indications that any
trouble was impending. United States
troops guard the international bridges,
,power houses at El Paso and railroad
tunnels, while Gen. Bell had a reserve
in readiness to quell any uprising in
Mexican quarters.
Herrera Story Insistent.
The veil of mystery which has dropped
over the operations around Namiquipa
was rivaled by the continued insistence
of the reports that Gen. Luis
Herrera had turned his arms against
the de facto government.
The latest news to be brought here
from Chihuahua came with the arrival
of Charles It. Yeats, an American
mining man. who reached here from
Chihuahua City on an early morning
train. Yeats said that Herrera was not
in the Mexican state capital when he
left, and that that city appeared as
much in the dark as to nis whereabquts
and intentions as El Paso.
"I have lived twenty years in Mexico."
he said, "and T n^ver felt certain
from one day to another where any
leader stood. They are all individualists
and pay little attention to any
central authority. It is positive that
Herrera was bitterly opposed to the
entry of American tropps into Mexico
and openly accused Carranza of being
false to the national honor n* Mexico,
but whether he has gone as far as
actual revolt 1 cannot say."
Rising1 Tide of Hostility.
Vests said that there was grave unrest
in Chihuahua and a rising tide of
hostility against Americans, but there
had been no actual outbreak.
As far as El Paso is concerned interest
seems about equally divided
ociio in me interior or j,vjcxico.
anil the wild alarms over the border
situation, which seem to die awav
each morning only to revive to renewed
life and vigor with every nightfall.
These alarms were given impetus last
night when it was learned that two
companies of the Tth Infantry had been
ordered to report to the police headquarters
in full marching order. After
having been kept at the police station
for a short time they were sent to the
courthouse, where they passed the
i night. At the same time the military
patrols on the streets were reinforced.
Neither civil nor military authorities
would give any explanation of these
maneuvers, and it was impossible to
learn if there was any reason to fear
an outbreak either here or in Juarez.
The officers refused to discuss the matters
and the soldiers said they only
knew that they had orders to march,
and knew no more than any one else
where they were going or why.
To Suppress False Reports.
The movement that was started
^yesterday by federal officials to put a
step to sensational reports being sent
from here regarding local conditions
gathered force today when the city
council took up the consideration of
an ordinance to fine any person or corporation
who sends out untrue reports
calculated to injure the city.
The federal officials have protected to
the State Department at Washington and
have advised the Imposition of a. censorship.
T heordinanee in the city council
was drafted by Mayor Tom I.ea, followr
ing the publication of a story in an outside
newspaper that El Paao was In a
practical state of anarchy. It provides
for a fine of $200 for any individual, firm
or corporation who sends out any false
na aiarniing news regarding the situation
A brief summary of the world news will
he forwarded each day by wireless to the
troops at the front through Ma J. W. K.
Sample, the commandant at Columbus.
Junior Lieut. Pailthorp Found Read
Aboard Cruiser Saratoga.
SEATTLE. March 26.?Junior Lieut,
ormond O. Pailthorp, U. S. X., was
found shot to death In his room on
board the cruiser Saratoga yesterday.
Lieut. Pailthorp was twenty-nirftj
yea: 8 old and was appointed to the'
Naval Academy from Michigan in T90?.
Investigation showed that Lieut. Pailthorps
wound was self-inflicted No
cause for suicide is known. Pailthorp
returned in February to the Puget
Sound yard from the Asiatic station. He
was engineer officer of the Saratoga.
Lieut. Pailthorp was a resident of
T'etoskey. Mich. He was a graduate
from the high school of that city. Judge
' . J Pailthorp, a Petoskey attorney, is
his father.
Churches to Aid in Prison Work.
*LW YORK, March 25.?The national
committee on prisons has designattd
April & as "prison Sunday." Synagogues
are requested to observe the
rreceding day t'hurches of all denomitattons
no- '-ailed upon to aid in the
ork of helping prisoners and former
The comic section which
was missing irorn The Sunday
Star of March 19 has
been found, and will appear
in tomorrow's Star, in company
with the regular fourpage
comic section.
Ihus there will he eight
pages of "tunny pictures"
The belated section was
shipped to '1 lie Star as
usual 011 the Monday preceding
publication, and
should have arrived in
Washington on I hursday.
iWhen it failed to show up
ever\ means was taken to
locate tHe edition. .No trace
could be found, however, of
the missing car and its gavlv
colored contents until this
The car was found in the
Philadelphia and Reading
railroad station at Philadelphia.
It developed a hotbox
at Wayne Junction, and
was put on a siding, and
thence disappeared into the
shops, and trace was lost of
it for awhile.
Right pages of comics,
instead of four, will he the
portion of tlte children?
and "grown-ups," too?in
The Sunday Star tomorrow.
Republican Members of Upper
House Discuss Peril
to Americans.
Information to Be Sought to Determine
Need for Additional
Uneasy over the situation on
the Mexican border Senate republicans
today held a conference
with a view to determining upon
a plan to ask tor more troops to
protect the border. The conference
adjourned until Monday
without action, when some definite
step will be taken.
The conference of the republicans
was called hurriedly by Senator Gallinger
as a result of a series of telegrams
which have bombarded senators
for several days from American citizens
residing in border towps and
country districts, declaring that the
people are in danger of repetitions of
the Columbus massacre, and that, with
the departure of the American troops
in pursuit of Villa, there is an insufficient
force to guarantee safety of life
and property.
Conference Well Attended.
More than half of the republican senators
attended the conference, and the
situation was discussed freely.
It was asserted by every senator who
spoke that nothing was contemplated
that would embarrass the government
in the punitive expedition into Mexico
or to precipitate trouble with the de
facto government of Mexico; thai the
action of the President with regard to
the pursuit of Villa should be indorsed,
but that the border situation seemed
to give just cause for alarm and further
decisive and quick action.
Following the conference republican
leaders summed up the situation as
thev viewed It. They were unanimous
In the opinion that further measures
snouia ne UKtn ior me protection or
the border, and also to assure adequate
emergency support for American
trops already in'Mexico. They felt that
the. border is dangerously exposed, as
shown in the morning papers in the
dispatches telling of the slaughter of
three more Americans near Columbus,
N. M.
The republicans further said that it
was farthest from their desire so to
offerfd as to cause trouble in Mexico,
but that there existed an intense situation
with reference to Americans, a
situation which very properly calls for
sending a large force to the border for
protection against lawless bandits who
are responsible to no one In Mexico.
Por a Definite Policy.
The proposal was made that a committee
of senators be named to draft a
definite expression of policy relative to
the issue and to embody it in a resolution.
Two resolutions were submitted,
one by Senator McCumber and another
by Senator Cummins.
The ffsolgtions were along similar
lines, setting forth what the senators
believed the occasion demanded in the
way of more adequate defense measures,
indorsing the President's policy
in so far as it has gone and appealing to
the American people for support of
mere aggressive action with reference
to policing Texas, Arizona and NewMexico,
where Americans are exposed
to imminent danger and possible death.
There was not time for the conference
to reach any definite conclusion,
and It was also deemed advisable that
extraordinary efforts be made to get
more thorough and accurate information
as to Just exactly what the facts
and conditions are along the Mexican
To this end several senators sent a
series of messages to officials and acquaintances
at various border points.
Jt also was deemed advisable to communicate
with Kenator Fall of New
Mexico, who if* at El Paso, telling him
of the purpose of the conference and
its desire for the actual conditions and
requirements. Keplies to these messages
ar? expected before the conference
Monday morning.
Would Help Administration.
One senator stated that the real purpose
of the conference was to deter
mine the exact situation and to see if
something could ilot be done to help
the administration in the interest of
the government arid welfare of endanIgered
American citizens.
I "We would like to have the President
of the United States know that we are
very uneasy over the situation." the senator
said, "and I have no doubt that the
President is uneasy. Of course, somebody
will charge us with playing politics,
and that is unfortunate, for it is not
politics. We are scolded every time we
open our mouths In the Sejrate on this
subject, but we don't mind that. If we
cannot get anything done ourselves we
can at least by unanimous action arouse
such a public sentiment as to force action
by the majority."
When the Senate met. at the request
of Chairman Stone of the foreign relations
committee. Senator Lewis consented
to delaying discussion for one
week of his resolution charging that
certain Americans had given aid tc
Villa, and holding such offenses to be
treason against the United States.
More Data to Present.
Senator Lewis asked if his resolution
couid be brought up for discussion
Monday. "I wish to present certain
data whicli f ha\e in connection with
?he charges, and other senators alsc
wish to speak on the resolution," h?
Vice President Marshall told him tin
resolution could be set for any time bj
a two-thirds vote or could be broughi
up any moment by a vote of the Senate
Senator Stone asked if Senator Lewis
would be willing to let the resolutioi
I lie over for a week ir assured it wouk
not Jope its present status. The senator
from Illinois agreed.
Story Told by a Party of Americar
Motorists Lacks Official
in >l Ariz., March L'5.?No con
flrrpat" . 1 ?xi been received of the re
port brought here by automobillsti
that two American women and one mat
had been Killed last Wednesday bj
Mexican bandits near the Gibeoi
ranch, southwest of t'olumbu*. N. M.
Samuel t.'ollins. automobile dealer
Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Childers. Mis:
Lottie Millnowski and Edward Free
n?an. all of Douglas, were the auto
mobilists who told of the alleged kill
The nfmee of the persons said t<
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have been killed were not learned. According
to the story told by the
party, the motorists had been to El J'aso
on a pleasure trip.
On the return trip they proceeded toward
the Oihson raru h. but. before they
had arrived there they were accosted
by a cavalryman, who advised them to
come to the ranehhouse immediately,
so that the detachment could afford
them protection. They were guarded at
the house all night by seven troopers
who had arrived from Hachita, X. M.. in
response to an alarm given when the
three bodies had been found.
The soldiers told them that the bodies
of two women and a man had been | _
hut they did not know what disposition ?
had been made of them. After daylight 1
they were allowed to proceed toward 1
Hachita. They did not stop there, they U
said, to make inquiry about the affair.
COLUMBUS. N. M.. March 25.?Maj. W.
It. Sample does not credit the report
that Mexican brigands raided Gibson's
ranch and killed three Americans, but
has ordered the border patrol to investigate.
The major says many troops
have- been passing Gibson's'ranch, and JJ
they would have known if a killing had
taken place.
Janos Was on Route Taken by Gen.
Pershing's Troops. m
COLUMBUS, X. M.. March 25.?Janos. aj
about forty miles northwest of Casas
Grandes, and on the route taken by
the American expeditionary force, was OL
set on fire early yesterday, presumably jby
a band of Mexican outlaws. Four jt!
large fires were reported by Americans
passing near the town. No Americans ,
are known to have been in the town. 1
The fires burned rapidly, fanned by pi
heavy winds, it was said.
It also is learned that a number of .
small bands of marauders have been
roving about in the last five days near fu
the American lines of communication
from Columbus to Casas Grandes. ti
Janos is at the junction of the Janos y<
and I*a Ascencion rivers. It has a nor- c<
mal population of about 450 and was pi
used as a military base by Gen. Pablo th
Bertani in his operations about Guz- (]
man several months ago. p;
Officer* Aik Civil Authoritie* to u
Help Find Veteran Artillerymen.
DOUGLAS, Ariz, March 25.?Officer* S1
of the 6th United States Artillery have
appealed to the civil authorities along
the border to aid in searching for John
Arnold, quartermaster sergeant, one of at
the best known artillery officers along f0
the Mexican boundary. Sergt. Arnold ..
disappeared Sunday afternoon. He was
fifty-three years of age, and on April ;J1
1 would have completed thirty years-of ai
rnenus ana kiiow omcers or me < ^
missing man said they feared Sergt. UI
Arnold either had wandered away while e>
mentally affected or had met with foul Mt
pl?>- v<
School at San Diego Cannot Supply
Fliers Wanted by Pershing.
SAN niEfiO. Cat., March So.?"There
are no qualified military aviators
available at the Signal Corps aviation
school here for duty with the expeditionary
forces in Mexico," said Capt.
Arthur R. Cowan, commandant at the ,ri
North Island training institution, in w
onimeting upon the request of Brig. jn
fien. John Pershing for eight more
fliers. ^
"There are four student aviators at qi
North Island who are ready to take fj<
their junior military aviator's tests,"
lie said. "Hut none has had experience
in cross-country flying. They need st
training before being sent into the jp
fleld for service such as they would
find with the expeditionary forces in .
Mexican Railway Bridge Burned. "
LAREDO, Tex., March 25.?The Mexl- cl
can railway bridge at T'alo Blanco on j5^
the road to Monterey was burned yes- ni
. terday, according to word reaching II
here. A train which left here return'
ed because passage was interrupted.
There is no wire communication between
Neuvo Laredo and Monterey. 5
The report that large reinforcements
had reached N'euvo I<aredo is false, as
only a few officers arrived. e:
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> Body Found in Capitol Grounds at ''
Early Hour This Morning. J,'
J,awrenoe B. Grant, employed at a
an F street drug store, and residing ca
t with his brother, G. M. Grant, at 1223 w
12th street southeast, was found dead ^
, in the Capitol grounds neat 1st and e<
' East Capitol streets shortly after 6 r<
o'clock litis morning.
Edward Reddick of 105 I> street J!
southeast was passing; through the
grounds when he discovered Grant's
body. Doctors from the Casualty arid
> Emergency hospitals were called and
1 pronounced him dead. The body was
removed to the morgue. 3:
Papers in the man's pocket estab.
lished his identity. Coroner Xevitt is t<
making an investigation. =
Huthenian Rite Bishop Dies.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. March 25.?
Bishop Stephen Hoter Ortynsky, head
of the Ruthenian rite of the Roman
Catholic Church in the United States,
* died at his home in this city after a
1 three-day illness of pneumonia. He
/ wan fifty years old and a native of
, Lemburg, Gaiicia.
Col. Reber's Condition Better.
3 The condition of Col. Bamuel Ueber,
who was seriously injured Thursday
" by a fall in his home, is reported at
' the Walter Reed General Hospital,
where he ia confined, as being lm )
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At the outbreak of the war
en of England formed a great
service; and immediately thre
advocating national service foi
says, of the results obtained,
rges Immediate .Appropriation of
$9,000.000?House Committee
Hears Officers. Ju
Secretary Baker of the War Depart- ta
ent today appeared before the House C?
>propriatlons committee to urge the B:
lmediate appropriation of almost re
.000.000 for tlie army. After a brief Ti
it line of the need of more than w
,000,000 for enlisting the army tip to a
i full strength, as Just authorized by Ai
ingress, and more than $1,000,000 for rn;
e rapid use of materials due to the ar
initive expedition into Mexico, the by
icretary yielded to subordinates in the
:partment to explain the needs more '
11y to the committee.
Secretary Baker told the appropriaoiis
committee that nobody could tell ar
?t exactly what might be required in Bi
>nnection with the Mexican cam- m
aign. Amotig things he urged was Xi
lat the bill should by all means in- M
ude provision for twenty-four aero- K.
lanes of various kinds, now needed M
>r Mexico. G.
The officers who testified included
h j. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff; B<
rig. Gen. Scriven of the signal serv- K)
e: Brig. Gen. Hharpe, acting quarter- M
aster general; Maj. Gen. Gorgas, CI
jrgeon general, and Col. Babbitt, as- A.
stant chief of ordnance. ar
Deficiency Calls for $8,807,077.
The deficiency proposed for immedie
use calls for $8,807,077 to provide X]
<r the additional enlisted strength of
le army to bring it up to the maxlum
as recently provided by Congress
id $1,477,017 for urgent expenditures
ir the Mexican situation. Of the total ar
100,000 is for the signal service, an fo
gent necessity in connection with the
Lpedition into Mexico, for radio inallations,
motor cycles, motor-driven r,e
diicles including out of this $500,000 ea
r purchase, maintenance, operation
id repair of airships and other aerial m
achlnes and other aviation parapher- th
llla A.
Dseph L. Tepper Sees Good in Im
migration After War.
That this country will benefit by im- ^
igration from Europe following the
ar, was asserted by Joseph E. Tepper
an address Thursday evening before
le Ahavas Biort Society at its head- <c
jarters, 1223 6tlistreet northwest. He ev
sclared that the Jews would he the 'w
ast affected of any people by the re- A|
rictions of the House bill, with its
teracy test.
"While but 18 or 20 per cent of the ,
iws would be unable to pass the men- (,j
il examinations, a majority of those pf
ejected could enter the country on the f)f
!ea of flight from government persejtion
because of religion, with which
atement the literacy restrictions are cj,
fted," he said. "The majority of im- m,
iigrants to this country are between
'? and 45, an age which would peri
ft them to give their best to the ]
nied felaaes "
ues Road for Threatened Eviction.
Alleging that an additional fare was
xacted of him and that he ws humilited
by threatened eviction from a iri
ain of the company, Halpli Michinard
as filed suit in the District Supreme 1
ourt to recover $5,000 damages from
le Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com- ai
ny. Thrugh Attorneys N. S. Bowles li(
nd John Ridout, the plaintiff says one rf
inductor of the company retained the tfc
hole ticket which he had purchased,
nd when a change was made in tonuctors
on the trip the latter tlireaten1
to evict him if he did not furuish a
jupon, which he declares tiie other
mpioye oi ine roau lausu 10 K've nun. p
[e was compelled to pay an additional
i?h fare, he asserts.
Woodley Eoad Bill Introduced. ae
A bill to widen Woodley road between ar
5th street and Wisconsin avenue has jia
ten introduced in the Senate by Sena>r
Martin of Virginia.
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Met at noon.
Continued consideration of lit
Indian appropriation bill. ; \j
Houirt ??
Met at 11 a.m.
General debate on immigration (.|
bill was resumed. st
Secretary Baker testified before t+
appropriation^ committee, ask- pi
ing $9,000,000 for the expense of m
bringing the standing army to al
its maximum and for pursuing ni
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she realized that the womreserve
force for national
\v herself into the work of
* women. Read what she pa
tomorrow in The Sunday
raveler to Describe for French Ar- u'
fists' Fund Trip Through cha
Central Africa. we
rhe French ambassador and Mme. ^ot
isserand, Mrs. Alexander Graham mo
ill. Mrs. Paul Bartlett. Mrs. Thomas ('er
Gaff and Mrs. Charles Rumsey have
ken boxes for the lecture, "Through
:ntral Africa.'' to be given by James
irnes, author, traveler and war cor- 8'U
spondent, at the New Willard Hotel tl?
tursday, under the auspices of the haI
ashington Society of Fine Arts and rca
local committee for the Appul aux S'1C
tistes of Paris. This organization
aintains Ave c-antines in Pari* where tlo!
tists and their families impoverished ext
the war mnv ohtp in I 'iay
Flie lecturer in the son of the late rea
i|)t. John S. Harries, I*. S. X.. one of 7
e founders of the Naval Historical ult!
urlety, and is well known in this city, the
Among others subscribing for seats pr*
e William C. Eustis. Mrs. W. H. wh
rownson, Admiral Wainwright. Com- .stu
odore Gillmore, Mrs. W. S. Bowen, F
icholas Du'juer, Mrs. Paul Warburg, a <
rs. S. B. El kins, Mrs. F. A. Delano. W. can
Tuekerman, Mrs. S. W. Woodward,
rs. Harriet Chalmers Adams and Mrs.
H. Myers. iri
The patronesses are Mrs. Blaine 11?
sale, Vicomtesse de Sibour, Miss
rnst, Mrs. George Howard. Mrs. A. G.
cClintock, Mrs. H. ?'. Perkins. Mrs.
larles W. Hichardson, Mrs. William
Slater, Mrs. Lawrence Townsend
id Mrs. Charles D. Walcott. Set
rial of Policemen Howes and Elliott
Wednesday Next. s
Wednesday next lias been set for tlie *iel
aring in the case of Mason D. Howes Prc
id J. K. Elliott, members of the police ^'s
rce who are charged with unlawfully 1,0
tering the residence of Mrs. Hose Ken- era
th, 328 Delaware avenue northeast, ga
rly the morning of March 16. (~'?l
The. hearing was postponed from this ^ c
orning in order to give the counsel for pat
e men a chance to go over the case. vaj
A. Birney represents Howes and Robt
L. Williams, assistant corporation ^aI
unsel, represents Elliott. tio
rill Answer Local Pastors' Invita- V"
;ion at Conference Here April 3.
Evangelist Billy Sunday will not
ve an answer as to whether he will to
>me to Washington for a series of^ the
angelistic meetings during the next
/o \ears or not until he comes here
srij 3 to address the Baltimore con- g,
rence of the Methodist Episcopal a ,
lurch, in session at Foundry Church. an<
The foregoing is the substance of
hat the evangelist told Rev. Dr.
arence A. Vincent, president of the an
tutors' Federation, at the conclusion Ke
the afternoon meeting in the taber- ,UJ,
cle in Baltimore yesterday.
Dr. Vincent went to the Monumental hl
ty to urge the evangelist to arrange old
eetirigs in Washington. ho<
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ill Reported to Senate Today From __
A favorable report on a hill providg
for the establishment of a home for
ie care and treatment of lepers in the
nited States was made to the Senate
?aay ny senator K&nsdeil or i^ouistia,
chairman of the committee on puhc
health and national quarantine. The
tport accompanying the bill sets forth
le reasons of the committee for urgg
the passage of the bill.
inference to Adjust Differences
With House on Army Measure.
The Senate military committee has
icided not to attempt to reconcile its
my bill with the bill which already
is passed the House, but will report
e Senate bill as a substitute.
The Senate bill will be brought in
onday for immediate action. The difrences
between the two bills will be
[justed in conference, where the real
gislation on the subject actually will
: agreed upon.
Hogan and Williiton Indorsed.
After listening to speeches by P. D.
orris, Compton, William H. Walker
id B. \a. Gaskins the Hogan and Wilston
Club of the fifth district, meetg
last night in Calvary Baptist
hurch, Virginia avenue near 21st
reet northwest, unanimously Indorsed
le candidacy for delegates to the reiblican
national convention of the
en from whom it takes its name. It
so indorsed as candidates for alterites
Julius I. Peyser and George W.
obinson. J. H. Matthews iB president
the club. U
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ssage of Measure Is Expected by
Tuesday Night?Comment of
Representative Moore.
.'he House resumed consideration of
i immigration bill today, with prosits
of completing the general debate
nightfall and passage of the bill by
esday night, according to ltepretative
Burnett of Alabama, in
rge of the measure. Many speeches
re made today on both sidfes.
epresentative Moore of Pennsylva- I
, said the bill "will not stop Villa's
ds nor the smuggling of asiatics
the sneaking in of undesirables any
re than any Jaw will prevent mur
or theft."
Would Let Hard Workers In.
r agree," said Mr. Moore, "that we
>uld restrict undesirable immigra- j
n. but cannot agree that worthy and
d working immigrants who cannot
,d are so undesirable that they
>uld be excluded. This bill enters on
klish ground its treatment of asia3,
but its chief new feature is its
.-lusion of immigrants who seek a j
,-en in the United States for no
ier reason than that they cannot :
his provision is insisted upon by the I
ra-immigration restrictionists despite
fact that it resulted in vetoes by
sidents Cleveland. Taft and Wilson,
ich vetoes were sustained in every innee
by Congress."
lepresentative Slayden of Texas gave
ffironologieal summary of the Mexidevelopments.
iretary Baker Disapproves Public
Discussion of Military Affairs
by Army Officers.
ecretary Baker has decided to ade
to the policy of his predecessor
ihibiting officers of the army from
cussing publicly questions of nanal
defense or military affairs gen11
y. One of the preparedness ornizations
of Spokane, Wash., invited
. Edwin Glenn, chief of staff of Gen.
?od, commanding the Eastern De tment,
who is known to hold adiced
views on the subject of pre edness,
to address that organizan.
The invitation was transmitted
the War Department by Senator
ies of Washington.
ecretary Baker has informed Senr
Jones that the officer will not
permitted to address the organizan,
as such action might involve a
lation of the President's order for
my. Navy and Marine Corps officers
maintain strict neutrality during
European war.
Injured in Street Accidents.
amuel Simmons, sixteen years old,
nessenger hoy, was slightly injured
1 his bicycle broken yesterday when
was Sirut-K ai mil OIIU ? nuccio Ijy
automobile owned by Dr. L,. H.
Ichelderfer of 1721 Connecticut ave2
larlan P. French, seventy-two years
. of Albany, N. Y., a guest at a local
el, was injured last evening: when
was struck by a bicycle ridden by
ymond .Tones, colored, sixteen years
, of 1241 9th street northwest, while
14th and K streets.
Fire thousand dollars of sureenough
United .States currency?
count the in. SfiOO?were found on
the street this morning by Charles
E. Gannon, a clerk in the adjutant
general's office of the War Department.
For almost a half a minute
Mr. Gannon was the sole possessor
of the money; then his dreams of
icealth vanished. This is the way
it happened:
Mr. Gannon started for the Continental
Trust Company on C, street
shortly before it o'clock to make a
deposit. A short distance in front
of the door of the bank he found a
' fat'' looking, large sized envelope.
At first he thought it was an advertising
circular and was about
to pass it by when he discovered
the envelope contained money and
nothing else?bills of large denomination.
totaling $.1,000.
Thinking some one had lost the
money going either to or from the
trust company, Mr. Gannon took
the money to one of the officers of
the bank. It was found that a
messenger from another bank who
had entered the trust company just
ahead of Mr. Gannon had lost the
441 was rich for almost a half a
minutesaid Mr. Gannon, in discussing
his find with a fellow employe.
Appointments by Baltimore
Conference of M. E. Church
South Made Up.
SMtrrAHU DILL run U. L.
Celebration of Golden Jubilee to Be
Made Part of Official Records
of Conference.
Appoint motifs of ministers t?? now
charges, thirty-two of which arc made
necessary by the working of the fouryear
occupancy rule, and some for other
causes, have been arranged hv the cabinet
of elders in conference with Bishop
Edwin Mouzon, who is conducting the
132nd session of the Baltimore conference
of the Methodist Episcopal t'hurch
South in Alexandria.
This is the most important business
of the conference, and the announcements
are usually ma tie at the last
day as closing- business. The fact that
these have all been adjusted gives assurance
that the conference will adjourn
Inadvertently Bishop Mouson let it
be known that this matter has been
settled, when at the closing of the session
today he stated that as far as he
i was concerned the business of the conference
is taken care of and that reading
of the appointments would be in
order. The meeting, adjourned without
the appointments being read.
The celebration of the golden jubilee
of the union of the Baltimore Conference
with the Methodist Episcopal
Church South is to be made officially
part of the records of the conference.
This was decided on the suggestion of
the bishop and the motion of L?r. E. V.
Regester of Alexandria.
This action makes it incumbent upon
the delegates to attend the exercises
and for official minutes to be taken.
This celebration is at 3 p.m. tomorrow,
with Bishop A. W. Wilson of Baltimore
presiding and making the principal
A resolution calling upon Congress to
pass the Sheppard bill for prohibition
of the sale ami traffic of liquors In the
District was passed by the conference
in adopting the report of th^ committee
on temperance.
Sheppard Bill Favored.
With particular reference to the District
this report said:
"We believe that the capital of a
great nation should represent the most
enlightened and best governmental policy,
thus setting a national example.
""""" ? "? 11 vn-a I "nno-poac t It nilKS thP
legislation proposed by Senator Shep-I
pard. which, if passed, will prohibit
the liquor traffic in the District of Columbia."
This report was signed by Joseph H.
Bolthus, chairman, and F. F. Neel. secretary.
Regurding general conditions
it stated:
"The liquor traffic is national in its
organization, ignoring and defying a j
due administration of both state and
national laws. Hence we will continue
to pray and work for national prohibition
as the only tinal solution of the
liquor problem. We hereby urge our
senators and representatives in Congress
to pass a resolution submitting
to the vote of the several stales a constitutional
amendment prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of intoxicating
liquors within the territory of the
United States."
Support was pledged to the Anti-Saloon
League. The W. C. T. l\ and similar
l organizations were commended. The
j conference organ, the Baltimore South!
ern Methodist, was applauded for its "uncompromising
editorial policy regarding
the liquor traffic." Launching of a newcampaign
for prohibition in Maryland
was urged, and the support of the conference
and its churches was pledged
I "until conquest has come."
Other Reports Received.
Other reports were received, as follows:
The co-operative board of finance
showed the conference was in a healthy
financial condition.
t The Kpworth League showed progress
and development.
The board of missions showed that in
the Washington district $2,775,000 was
spent in salaries, and in Baltimore.
Delegates to Hear Sunday.
There was a general exodus from the
conference at noon today, as about 200
of the delegates arid guests went in
special cars to Baltimore to attend The
afternoon and evening sessions of the
/'Billy" Sunday revivals. This excursion
was under the personal conduct of
I >i. Carlton D Harr is, editor of the
Baltimore Southern Methodist. Many
women who have been atr ending the
public meetings of the conference
joined the Baltimore excursion to the
The address in commemoration of the
centennial of the birth of Bishop
Francis Asbury. one of the most noted
I Methodist leaders, was preached today
j by Bishop Mouzon. in compliance with
a resolution passed at the close of
yesterday's session that this should be
the order of the day. it was
promised, however, that Bishop Moufcon
I will make reference to the life work
I of Bishop Asbury in bis sermon in the
Washington Street Church tomorrow
i morning at the ordination of the
Bishop Mouzon took the admission of
seven candidates into "full connection"
as the occasion to introduce Iris
tribute to the "saintly Asbury." These
young men, just admitted by vote of
the conference, were seated in the front
pews, and the general theme of the
address was the history and underlying
principles of Methodism. Bishop
Mouzon put particular emphasis on the
example of Bishop Asbury. His address
abounded in aphorisms either
quoted from or applying to the example
of Francis Asbury. Some of
these were:
Aphorisms From Bishop Asbury.
"The less of clerical garb we have
the better." a conclusion drawn from
Bishop Asbury's having discouraged
wearing of clerical garb and the prayer
"Fxperience and practice, as Asbury
said, is what makes the best Methodist
"Asbury was a much bfttpr educated
man than ueorge Wasiungton.
"Me admonished young: preachers to
acquire a taste for study or go hack
to their trades. The Methodist ministry
is no place for a man who will
not study."
"The best Methodist preacher is the
man who catches the spirit of John
Wesley and Francis Anbury and goes
to work to solve the problems of today
as they did the problems of their
"The autocratic men insist on others
being democratic."
"A sense, of appreciation is one of the
fine marks of a Christian gentleman."
The young men admitted into "full
connection" are: J. P. Wiley, Laurel,
Md.; Murphy DuLaney K11 more, Woodwardville.
Md.: Ernest W. Aaron. Shenandoah.
W. Va.; !">. Edmund Gwynn
Coe, Alexandria. Va.; John William
Rosenherger. Frankfort, Va.; Jonathan
William Liggitt of Muntersville. W.
Va., and Raymond Carl Maxwell, Crab
Bottom, Va.
At a public mission service last night
J. M. Moore and John W. Shipley were
the principal speakers. The church 1
was well filled and zeal for the con- :
tinuance of missionary work was manifeet.
Despite Heavy German Fire
Slavs Sweep Foe's Lines
in Clipa Sector.
Czar s Men Advance in Dvinsk Region
and Dislodge Teutons '
From Bliznik Woods.
LMNHON. March 25 Fierce fight maj
continues on the eastern battle front,
where the Russia! s show no S'gns of
lessening the intensity of their atta< k:%
The character of Russian and German
attacks and counter attacks is de*
scribed as desperate.
The latest Russian official statement!
sa ys:
"Our raiding parties which had passed
tlie Pvina captured an enemy roach m<9
tun in the Friedri?hsladt district. In th*
.Tacohstadt section important forces o?
Germans made counter attacks neae?
\ugustinhof, whicli we sucrossfullv re^
"Northwest of Lake Yargunek our ef?
fensive is developing. Our detach4
merits are advancing in the pvinsk re?
gion. after ha vine: repulsed several
counter attacks. The battle continues
southward of Pvinsk.
Desperate Struggle.
"Very desperate fighting, at som4
places hand to hand, took place during
jtho course of Wednesday night in th?%
region northward of the town of Wwls/
and in the Mischkele section northwestward
of Lake Sekly.
"Notwithstanding the heavy enemy 4
I fire, our troops, with a strong forward
drive, forced all tiie adversarv's 'urns
j and barricades in the sector of I'hpa,
(and a German counter attack was repulsed.
"Our artillery is keeping under its
| fire many parts of the enemy's posiItion,
thus preventing the repairing of
| damage. Between Lakes Narotehe and
Vichnevskoie the fighting continues.
; Our troops have dislodged the enemy
from the woods in the vicinity of HlfzI
nik and Mokritxa. although they were
strongly defended and thickly sur|
rounded by wire entanglements.
Many Prisoners Taken.
I "In the course of the fighting from
! the 18th to 'the 21st we took the following
prisoners: In the region northwest
cf i'ostavy, 2 officers and 110 soldiers,
and :n the region of Lake Narocz.
IS officers and 1,255 soldiers.
"We captured IS machine guns, 21
field mortars. 1 ? trench mortars. 2 mine
throwers. 1 howitzer of 15-centimeter*
caliber: 4 searchlights, 137 rifles. 1 caso
of bombs, 300 grenades and 12 car*
loads of shells.
"In the southern region as far as th<9
Sylvestre sector and in Galicia there
have been lively artillery duels at soma
German View of Conflict.
BERLIN, March 24, via London. Marcft
25.?MiHtary activity on the northern
sector of the eastern batle front con*
tinues despite alternating rain ant
Russian drum fire was heavy on th*
night of March 20, and in the early
morning: of March 21 between th<*
Xarocz and Wiszniew lakes, and it was
particularly heavy just southward of
1 Xarocz lake, where the German lino
ran from Hlisniki to Mokryza. and
i thence to the westward. The Russians
directed their main attack against thi*
small salient with a harassing concenj
trie tire, and the (iermans drew hack to
their second line to avoid unnecessary
I losses.
The Russians who came forward in
I heavy attacking columns were sanguinarily
repulsed and the Germans followed
them to Hlisniki and then retired.
The Russians did not follow
them the second time.
1 The Russians succeeded in capturing
some trenches to the south of \\'ileit>.
but they were driven out on the afternoon
of March 21 and lost 600 men ,
prisoners The Russian losses wer.I
said to have been very heavy, while
the casualties of the Germans were
declared to he light.
German Statement.
Today's Gentian official statement #
"West of Jacobstadt the Russians
again opened an attack after having
brought forward fresh Siberian troopand
after strong artillery preparation
had been made. The attack broke
down with heavy losses to the Russians.
. "Minor enemy advances southwest of
Jacobstadt and southwest of livuisk
were easily repulsed. All the enemy's
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erroris. even iimi.t ici>voitu wxm....r~
night against our front north of Yidz>?
were completely unsuccessful.
"further to the south, in the regtorj
of the Xarocz lakes, the enemy vester*
day limited his activity to artillery
NEW YORK. March 25.?Manufa^a
tures in the V'nited States have doua
bled Jn value since 1900, according t'?
an analysis of the 1915 census return* 4
thus far published made by the foreign
trade department of the National City
Rank. These figures show that th* ^
total output for 1914, the year covere-l
by the 1915 census, will amount to
$24,000,000,000. as compared with less
than $12,000,000,000 shown by the r-'in
sua of 1900. jg
Doubles That of Any Other Country.
The compilation shows that the manufactures
of the I nited tstate* now are
double those of any other count! j in
the world. Germany's output in the
year preceding; the outbreak of the
vL-ar w?k less than $12,000,000,000, while
those of Great Britain in 11*07. tinlatest
returns available, were about
$8,000,000,000. Those of France probably
are about the same as Great Britain's.
In manufactures exported the Fr ied
States now leads the world, thr >ial
for the calendar year 191,". it;
been $1,784,000,000, while tha ?t
Britain, usually the world .
exporter, was $1,500,000,000. n
the United States ranks tl <exportation
of manufactures
reeded by both Great Britain .
Wage Earners Increase.
The statistics thus far available show >
an increase of about 7 per cent over
1910 in the number of wage earners,
while the wags paid show an incrase
of 10 per cent. The capital invested
in manufacturing increased 26 per
cent since 1910 and the value of but*
put About 17 pec cent.

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