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4 TV 1U AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL PIIOFNLX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MOTINIXC, AttO.UST 191,3 8 PAGES VOL. XXVI. NO. 7f TW FXT Y-STXTI YFAtt 8 PACKS GO E ON MEXICAN PEACE T "Plans l'.r Meeting ''l' reentaties ol Six Iitiu Anu i i :ui Diplomats :uil Stair Department Com pleted sunn: troops si-:xt to popdfp Cmi-mal Activity Is Also X.. tired hi tlx- i my and Xaw Departments Mak ing Pead'v lor Any Ser vice Demanded r (ssim-iated pr.rsa ii?ptc.i1 WASHINGTON". August 4.-I'lans for tomorrow's ...ntVr. n. e ..f th.' state de lartramt t.n th Mexican problem w.t. ...mplctel attrr Secretary Lansing talked with the president at Cornish ..i.-r the telephone. The proposals that v iil he m.ule to the six Latin-American .i.l,.mats whose governments author -17. .1 them to co-operate Willi the l"" t.. Stat, s to nl Mexico's' civil war , ,,Ul- tt'l after Secretary I.ansin : maintained silence as to the ITogram I'll ill! .1. 1'riusual activity in the war atul navy e.epartm. nts was evident, and an order from G.n. Sett, duel of staif. dired nir a I. atterv of the Fifth field artillery ,.. .,,.,oe,.l from Fort. T-ill. Oklahoma to FI I as... aroused considerable surprise. At th war department it was stated ti e atti lety had' been ordered at the T..pi. t ..f the rtate department. Se.--r.t.rv Lansins k"' w nothing ab.eit it. other department officials, h..v.e.r. said th" anion was promised lo- a d. sire to have the Mexican bor ,.r 'well gi..reb.l particularly in view the lecent til risings at different p.. ii, is. -Mr. l-ansing conferred v.ita .,-:! Full. r. one ..r the president s con -, ;. r.ti.-.l advisers on the Mexican af f;iis who will participate in tomor rows . ..nf. r. nee. Fnlier recently talk ..l p-i.-..aally with all the faction lead ers in Mexico, observing the situation f. r the president. Ve official information eoncernic.:; the repotted bombardment .f the M.-xi-an l.onier town of Nogabs was re- ived. Carranza has assmd thestit' .i. -. artnunt that he would not permit th.. attack. oflicials were at a loss t.. explain the reported action of Calles. hose Suns are said to base opened f,r. on the town. General Funston. ruiiimantiin? all border troops. has standire orders to reply to the fire of tie Mexicans if their bullets fall on American territory, officials- believe le will act promptly if necessary, to pr -I t American lives and property. A i my officers said a general assault on the Mexican town could r.ot avoid i.danf.v in'-' those on the American ; j.'e .f the horder. Kven should Gen eral Funston be compelled to open fire, it was stated, the plans for tomorrow s ciiference will be carried out. Order ing fresh troops to the bonier is gen erally regarded as a part of the admin istration's determination to restore or d.r in Mexico. Although administration officials hive given no hint of what will follow ti e conference, the army an navy have been preparing for any service it may l.e called upon to render. Secretary Lansing conferred at length yesterday wiih Secretary Daniels before the lat ter departure for Asheville. N. '. The purpose of the conference was not dis- l. se.l. The first step to be proposed to morrow will Ie the issuance of a final apj.tl to the leailers of the fightin:' factions, and it is believed, the refusal of any leaders to join the peace con ference w ill be follow.! bv an arms em Latsr.i against that faction. It will re fiu re military activity to enforce such an cmVireo. some officials believe. ta if actual intervention is not con-t.-mlated. That the general plan in cludes the scheme of the selection of a president for Mexico entitled to office bv the constitutionalist's successes Iris l-n aereed. Vasepie. Tagle, minister justice in Madero's cabinet, the onlv liing member of the cabinet who ili.l n.. resign is the most frequently men tioned. Carranza is known to be op-i-.sed to Tasle. and it was feared mi;;ht (hcline to enter a conference that con tcmpl.ittd his elevation to the presi-ilniv. COMING DAY Mexican Bandits Believed Still On American Side lAfSOCIATETl PRESS DISPATCH 1 l.imvVNSYILLrc. August 4 F.vi dence that the Mexican bandits who v rre terrorizing this section several w.eks ago had not crossed into Mexi co, although they escaped the cavalry men, were in an attack on a St. Louis. Prow nsville. Mexico Railway work train north of here. In the attack near the railway a bridge was burned and leb-sraplcc and telephone lines cut last niKht. The destroyed bridge was about thir ty miles north of Brownsville and the INSISTS NO VIOLATION OF TREATY RIGHTS IN SINKING OF THE FRYE PROTEST AGAINST MUNITIONS TRAFFIC SAN FKANGlSi'O. AiiR. 4. A resolution protesting traffic in war materials between the United Stat, s and enemies of ilermany was adopted at the convent ion of the :. rman-American Alli ance of the I'nited States, but in doimr so the delegates unani mously rejected 'a proposed open letter to the president as im proper and too drastic in lan Khae. The convention closed its busine;s s-ec-dons after dis posing of a large rvdume of business. re-electing: incumbent officers with one minor excep tion and .hoosinir Milwaukee for the 1H17 convention city. The prot. st atrainst war supplies was drawn in the name of two and one-half milli.n members of the alliance as loyal American cit i '.ens. TEOT0N ALLIES Stair Department Figures Show Some Kxports t Holland and Seandinavia Are Reaeliin-r (Jermany and Austria ASSOCIATED FKESS liISPATCH WASHINGTON. Aim'. 4. Klahoratt slalistic; assembled by the state de- . pal tna lit refute the i:ritish as- uriiplion of in.iaased exportations ! by tile l'!ii!- .l States to Holland and i the Scandinavian countries indicate ( that aojiie ,i these goods are lindinir jl!n ir way to ilcrniany and Austria, j The figures are to be included in I the preliminary draft being prejiared for the president in reply to three I'.ritish notes made public esterday. A study of trade conditions bet ween the I'nited States and neutral i:.iroean countries has been made by the state department and the in vestigation ,f the Scandinavian and 1-utch trade by the department of commerce. The report from t'onsul General sUinner at Ijndoii was also received on foreign trade of Great liritain for the sis. months ending June 2'). It shows exports to the Scandinavian countries and Holland have increased since th1 war beian along; the same lines as American ixport.s to those countries. The state department will contend that it can be no more than an assumption that American koo.Js are Koint; to these neutral countries bound for Get many than the Hritsh koo.Is ex ported there will reach Great Brit ain's enemies. Tho London report showed that while Great Britain's exports de creased materially the first six months of 15li as compared with the same period of 1914, the imports in creased The re-exports during June, the first month the British order-in-council was fully effective, showed an increase, of $2,'i;4.S38. In cotton, one of the much dis puted articles in trade. Great Brit ain's imports increased by 1. .114, all centals of 112 pounds each, of re- (Continued on Page Six) SOME GODDSARE FINDING WAY 10 NOGALES IG ATTACKED BT CALLES-CAOOAIIZA FORCES ASSOCIATED PKESS DISPATCH N'OG'AI.KS, August 4. After de feating the major portion of General Maytorena's Villa army at Mascare ;ia's ranch len miles south, Carran za forces, under General Cafles began an attack on the town. American trooor. lined the border to repel the invasion of the American side. work train had been repairing the structure. About '! shots were fired ac cording to the train crew, but no one was injured. Five bullets struck the lo.cmoti.e. and several hit the ca bin se. ' General Nafarete. commander of the Carranza garrison at Matamoras, oppo site heie, informed the American au thotities tonight the lie would adopt any suggestions they might make for co-operation on the Mexican side of the bolder that would lead to the capture of armed parties attempting to cross the Bio Grande in either direction. (Jerinany is Unyielding Jn .Refusal to Ooncede Sink ini; of Anierican Sailini; Ship Violated Prussian Anierican Treaty STILL MAINTAINS WAS .JUSTIFIKD Declares Against Willing ness to Pay for Ship But Accepts Proposal That Amount of Damages He Fixed hv Two Fxperts ASSOCIATED CHESS DISPATClll WASHINGTON, Autf. 4. Germany is unyielding in its tefusal to concede that the sinking of the American sail inj; ship William l". Fre by the aux iliary cruiser l'rinz Kitel Friedericii in the South Atlantic last January was a ioIation of American righlK under the 1'russian-American treaty or in ternational law. In reply to the last representations of the I'nited States, the German foreign office, in a note made public tonight by the state de partment, reiterates previous justifica tion of Germany's course, declare against a willingness to pay for the ship, and accepts the proposal first advanced by the I'nited States that the amount of damages be fixed by two experts, one to be selected by each country. Such a sum the German government pledges to pay promptly with the stip ulation, however, that the payment will not be viewed as satisfaction for the violation of American rights. Should that method be unsatisfactory. Germany invites the I'nited States to arbitration at The Hague. An unofficial view iiere is that reparation by a commission of experts probably would be satisfactory to the L'nited States with the express pro vision, however, that it wamhl not waiver treaty rights for which the American government contends, but applies only to the matter of damages. It is practically certain if the I'nited States allows the dispute to go to The Hague for interpretation of the treaty provision or continues an .academic discussion of the principles through channels of diplomacy, it will insist that in the meanwhile Oermany refrain from violation of what the I'nited States contends are its rights. The entire dispute revolves .about Ar ticle Thirteen of the iTussian-Ameri-can treaty of 1 7!i!, which was revised and included in the treaty of Isl'S. That article, the I'nited States con tends, specifically protected the Freye from being sunk, although it did not protect a contraband cargo. Germany takes precisely the opjiosite view, con tending the article only obligates her to pay damages. Furthermore G r many replies that as the Frye's cargo of wheat destined to Kngland was con traband, the ship was liable to confis cation and that as an attempt to take the prize into a German port would have imperilled the captor, the de struction of the Frye "was according to general principles of international law." "The right of sinking." says the German note, "is not mentioned in the treaty therefore it is neither expressly permitted nor expressly prohibited, so on this point parly stipulations must be supplemented by general rules of international law. It is not disputed by the American government that ac cording to general principles of inter national low a belligerent is author ized in sinking a neutral vessel under almost any conditions for currying contraband." (Continued on Page Three) Shortly before noon the Callus, cavalry appeared at the head of the pass three miles from here and May torena was caught with only (ju. in lanliy and cavalry in town and I he rest of the garrison at Masca renas ranch. These hurried out of town and piles of lock were hastily thrown up on the hills. Villa forces opened fire with machine guns and made the Carranza vanguard recoil. Calles then brought up his machine guns and a Hotchkiss field gun on tho hill, forcing Viilistas to the bor der. Americans lined the hills to watch the fighting. An American. regimer.t of infantry and tw troopic of cavalry I with a machine gun platoon lined the I border, the soldiers sayine they had I orders to negin firing on the Mexi cans the moment bulleis fell on the American side. An occasional bullet did flv to this side, but not in tht? i i vicinity of the town. j After five hours' fighting Calles forces retired at sundown fore the stubborn resistance of Maytorena defenders of Nogalcs. Carranze army was I .el ived to be the The four miles beyond the city where fortifica I (Continued on Pige Six) TWENTY SEVEN KNOWN CT MS OF ERIE FLOOD Vast i; Amount of Wreckage cd One Hundred Feet High Ls Believed to Con ceal Bodies of 31a uv Others MILITIA TO ATI) OF THF POLIFF First Estimate of Damage. Amounting to )()(),( MM) Is Not Changed When "Reports Are Received from Over the Citv r A 51SOCI A TED PKESS DISPATCH! KRIK. Aug. 4. lfi ie listed 27 dead tonight in a mile-long wreckage path Ihrough the heart of the city, swept by last night's flood. Little impress-on was made on the vast amount of wreckage piled one hundred feet high in places, and believed to con ceal hiany more victims. The work of reeoverv will be slow and it may take a week to turn over the debris. An early estimate ot J ;;.00i,ilofi property loss was not 1, . 1 l.vr T.-ii-e Chief McMahon. after he received reports from the big manufacturing plants in the noon urc He said that three hundred houses and fifty stores were demol ished. Tonight there was a semblance of normal conditions in the city which last night was in the grasp of the most destructive rainstorm in the menu ry of the oldest iinhc.bitants. The Lake Shore railway at noon resumed through passenger service between New' York and Chicago, thirtv-five trains stalled at the oui shirts of . the city since last night setting away. The light and power . inio rnunnioil 1 1 oem t i o ii s. but tele phone and telegraph communication was still subject to delay. Three morgues in widely separated sections of the flood zone were besieged by thousands throughout the clay. The city went into mourning when ,i ,n-ol,-. to n full realization of the extent of the disaster. All depart ment stores and imsiness nnu.-cs on c.-(ate street closed and the people opened their hearts and purs.es to the flood sufferers. Relief funds were started, charitable societies sent food and city authorities opened their houses for those who had lost their own. Mayor Ktern issued a procla mation calling on tho people to show generosity in what he described the worst disaster in the city's history. Great throngs crowded the banks of the ravine throughout the day. These extended from Twenty-sixth near State street, where the flood started down to the bay. a mile be low, where it spent its fury in Lake Krie. There were many freaks of the flood. An liutomobile was resting on tree tops, apparently undamaged, and one house was found cast upon a hillside with the walls of the dining ,-oom missing and the table undis turbed. But the power of the wat er's onrush, with the mass of floating logs, and debris ahead, perhaps was best shown where the heavy stone CUtveris many leec iiirii e.. a. whole city block down the ravine. The local company of the Sixteentn Infantry was brought to the scene to help the police and firemen who were working in the debris, were as sisted by a civilian volunteer corns. Twenlv arrests were made in the flood area tonight, two for looting and others for disorderly conduct. To guard against fires the gas supply was turned off. Inspectors of the local health de partment are co-oneratinr with the state health inspectors from iiarris burg to prevent an outbreak of dis ease in the devastated district. Organized Labor To Investigate Boat Disaster ASSOCIATED PKESS DISPATCH 1 CHICAGO, August 4 Samuel Comp ers. president of the American Federa .i.,o ( i nbor viewed the hull of the ste-amer Eastland and announced that labor would conduct an in dependent investigation of the cataa troohe Oomccrs said that no definite plans for the labor Inquiry had been made but war; of the opinion it wouici oe merely punitive but preventive ot a re petition of similar accidents. ..w.a..ev of ConMiiere-e Redfield de cided to continue the hearing before the Steamboat Inspection lioara in stead of returiiintr to Washington at once. The fedeial grand jury heard several witnesses but did not indi cate when it would report. o HEAVY ITALIAN LOSSES fASSOCIATEO PRKSS DISPATCH 1 Til'DAPFST, Aug. 4. Austrian mili tary authorities estimate the Italian losses during the first six weeks of the war at 100,000 iaen, including 17,- jOOO prisoners. COURT SUSTAINS VETO OF GOVERNOR-ORDERS A UD1TOR TO PA Y CLAIMS Jiuk-e Stanford Ita?i Down Decision in Appro priations Case Overrul ing Demurrers and (irant ins' Writ of Mandamus QUESTION OF APPEAL IS NOT YET DECIDED State Auditor Considering Matter Equalization Board Confronted Witfi Prohlem of Whi'h Tax Lew to Adopt Sustaining the governor's veto of the general appropriation bill, the superior court yesterday over-ruled the demur rers to the complaint and granted the application of Jesse B .yce for an ab solute w rit of mandamus to compel the payment of claims by State Auditor Callaghan. Announcement of his de cision was made informally by Judge Stanford, and the full text of the de cision was not available until last ev ening. Whether the cas-e will be taken up to the supreme court on appeal was the question considered at a confer ence between the state auditor and His attorneys last night. The draft of the decision was not in his hands until early in the evening, and until he had read it and conferred with counsel, Au ditor Callaghan had no statement to make as to whether an appeal would be taken. At a late hour bust night no decision had been reached in the mat ter of an appeal. Some analysis had bee n made of the dec ision,- but as that paper had not yet been officially signed, and there were several minor changes to be made, it was considered that any announcement of the course to be taken would be premature. Tne Decision The general and special demurrers if defendant to complaint and appli- ifion for alternative writ of man damus were overruled, and the motion t.( ouash the alternative writ was de nied. The court granted a motion to make the alternative writ absolute, and for judgment in. accordance with the prayer of the complaint. The judgment was prepared in a manner so as to apply the ruling of the court to each of the items, pay ment of which was demanded by Jesse L. Poyee, and refused by the auditor. The effect of the decision is to en tirely sustain, with one exception, the veto of the governor. The legislature attempted to create a deficie ncy fund for the payment of deficits incurred by the State Fair Commission. The refusal of the audi tor of payment of demand of $3500.00 was uphehl. on the ground that the legislature had no right to make such an appropriation, because of the pro visions of Se-ction 4542 Revised Stat utes of Arizona Hil.l, civil code, which was unaffected by the appropriation bill. The commission, the court held has no right to incur indcbte?dnes3 in excess of $15.0111' in any one year, and it is provided that any indebtedness in excess of this amount should be void is to the state. It was suggested by the court that this deficit could be paid only by an appropriation made in a special bill for that purpose. As to such money as was appro priated, where the appropriation was vetoed by the governor, the appropria. tion made in the general statutes will take its place. If no money shall he in the particular fund, the auditor is di rected by the judgment to audit and al low; the claim and issue his certificate therefor, which becomes a claim against the state to he paid by subsequent ap propriation by the legislature. Section 51. of the appropriation bill (Continued on Page Three) SAY GERMAN PRISONERS' MAIL IS ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH j HERLIN, Aug. 4. Because letters received from German prisoners of war in France apparently have been tampered with by the French censor it is charged the authorities have found it necessary to issue a warning against including any information of a military character in communica tions from relatives to prisoners. ' A recent letter from a prisoner con tained the suprising- reepiest to his relatives to write him all they could about the war. An examination of the writing showed, however, that the prisoner of war had written exactly the opposite, and that his handwriting had been imitated in changing his in junction. Similarly, he had written that letters to him should be sent unsealed. This injunction toej had been altered to read that his relatives might seal their letters, conveying the impression, along with the request for war news, that he was in a position to receive uncensored communications. The German authorities declare they are convinced that if was the inten tion of the French government to se cure, in this manner, military news of A. 1 J RUNAWAY OIL TANK i SETS TRAIN AFIRE r A ANA. August 4. Dashing, down grade at terrific speed a runaway tank car loaded with crude -'oil which broke from j a train in1 the olinda fielils. crashed into a Santa Fe local from San Bernardino at Rich- field. The tank burst and flam- ing oil was scattered over the train. All coaches took fire and were destroyed. C. A. Phillips, express messenger, was crushed and bVirned to death; J. W. Be-n- ton, the engineer, was seriously injured, and II. R- Smith, fire I man, was seriously burned and j hurt. Sixteen passenge rs sus- taineci more or less severe in- juries and burns. The bodies of i Phillips, Benton and Smith were j so covered with oil as to be un- recognizable when remove.l. Benton was believed dead at the I time. DACIA IS FAIR PRIZE OPINION FRENCH COURT Announcement from Paris That Seizure of American Steamer is Confirmed Finds State Department Readv to Protest ASSOCIATED PRESS DIKPATCHl WASHINGTON, August 4. An an nouncement from Paris that the Fre nch court confirmed the seizure ot I the American steame r Dacia, as a lair i prize found the state department pre paring to protest the de ision which c ar ries with it the forfeiture of the vessel. It is planned to make this a test case Jof the right of a neutral country to j grant registiy to a b.-lligerent owned merchant ship. The Da; la s cotton cai -go is not involved. The issue in the Uacia case is the right of the I'nited States government to permit registry under its flag of a vessel formerly owned by the Hamburg American Steamship company, a Ger man corporation, but declared to ha.ve been sold to an American citizen. Great Britain and France had agreed not to detain the cotton. FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE (ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCtl CORNISH. Aug. 4 The president is planning to make national defense one of the. principal subjects of his next message to congress. While' he' will not decide"' finally on the policy he will ask Congress to approve until after it has received reports from Sec retaries Garrison and Daniels, il be came known he has already given much preliminary thought to the cp-ex-tion. The pesident received letters today from Secretaries Garrison and Daniels but nothing was given out concerning their contents. He has planned to receive formal reports from the two secretaries when he re turns to Washington. ENGLAND WANTS MEN lASSejOIATED PRESS DISPATCH CHICAGO, Aug. 4. There is an ad vertisement in the papers offering em ployment to mechanics by the govern ment of Kngland. The men are offered free transportation both ways ami a six months contract. TAMPERED WITH value, advance word of inteneled oper ations, troop positions and the like. They urge relatives, therefore, to limit themselves in their letters tei the barest needful information of a non military character. President Closely Watching The Situation hi Haiti ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 The presi dent is keeping close watch on the I situated in Haiti. All advices are forwarded to Cornish as rapidly as 'they arrive. Advices frejin Rear Ad 'miral Caperton indicated that the 'peace commission dispatched to Cape Haitien to persuade the revolutionists to disarm did not succeed. Although General Plot, government commander, is reported to have resigned his com mand and some of his troops dis armed, the revolutionary forces under General Bobo are said to have rejected the proposals. General Plot is reported to have THREE WEEKS SEES DECISIVE BATTLE Nil ON Peilin Claims PiHsians Have Ueen Driven Pack to Outer Lines d' Wai saw Which J avarians Are Xow Attacking VOX MACKEXSEN IS SLOWLY ADYAXCIXU Is Making Effort Petwecii Vistula and Pnu; to Cut. off Russians Who Are Apparently Making Lei surely Exit r ASSOCIATED PKESS DISPATCH 1 LoMioN, Aug. 4 - After having tried, for three we-eks to fori e the Russians to evacuate Warsaw, the polish salient, by encircling move ments from the north and piessute from the west, the Austro-Gei tnan.i commenced attacks on the fortresses cf the e'apital. ami those of Loin..', and Ostroleiika to the northeast, and Ivangorod to the southeast. Herlin claims tonight the Russian driven back to aiivani'oe! positions at l.oinza and Na rew crossed near ostroleiika, ami that driven out of their ploinlie position the Russians have fallen bark into the outer lines of Warsaw, which the Havarians are attacking and that the Austriaiis captured the west ern part of the fortre--s of Ivangorod. Thus what should prove a. decisive battle for the Polish capital has he-gun in earnest, with no changes reported at other flints. In the munntime Von Mackensen is slowlv advancing fre.m the southeast between the Vistula and Hug in an ef fort to cut off the Russian armies which apparently are making a leis urely exit from Warsaw and the west ern lines; while Von Hue-low- in his wider encircling movement through Courlanel reaclieel Kupischki, some fifty miles west of Dvinsk, em the Viln a - I 'e-t re. grail railway . Although the op.'ratioiia of Von Mackense n and Von Hue-low appear to offer must dangerous threats tei the retiring Russian armies, the Russian general staff is paying more attention to Von llineleuburg who has been try ing with more or less success to force the line of Narew. Here the Russians are offering most stubborn resistance and according to an official Petrograd dispatch in two battles of three days eaih succeeded in checking the Ger mans, and inflicted heavy losses. The Russians also admit severe casualties. When the dispatch was sent a third battle was in progress. Herlin claims in this battle the Germans were suc cessful and fore-i'd the crossing of the Nurew. (in the whole the Russians as far as gathered from official reports, are making an extremely orderly e-tle-ment News of the greatest import ance is ami. ipateel from the near cast. The ministers of Great Rritain. France. Russia anil Italy had a conference with the Greek government. A dis patch from Paris says an Italian of ficer recently arrived at p.riti-di head epiarteis in the Mediterranean to ar range for this. Admits Retirement ; PETROGRAD. Aug. 4. An official statmenl from general headquarters I admits the Russians have retired from j the Plondie- Nadarzyn line on War ' sa w. SWISS EXPORTS DECREASE ASSOCIATE! PKESS DISPATCHl Perne. Aug. 4. The effect of war on the traele of Switzerland is shown by the figures ef imnorts anel exports for the year 1914.- Reports decreased by tsS.iiiin, uuo, and exports decreased $.1S.0Oii.iiii. The exports of watches aione shows a. loss, of tlil.uiiO.iino as compared with 191:'. while machinery sold abroad was $ r., idO.t hi o less, and cotton goods $in,niiu, 000. Imports for L'91:i were $3.s4.ooit,no ; for 1914. $29r.,- 000,000. iiOO.ooo; Exports for 191:1 were $l'7i!, for 1914, $27.000,000. WEATHER TODAY f associated Fiu:ss ni.spATCH WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 4. For Arizona: Showers in the Fast portion. agreed to head a movement for the organiazt ion of a commission to man age (he civil affairs of the public pending an electon. With the arrival of tho battleship Connecticut at Part Au Prince today Admiral Ca.fierton has a maximum force of thirteen hundred available for use in an emergency. Secretary Lansing has spent several hours each day lately In conference with Americans familiar with Haiti. : No political steps have been deter 1 mined upon by this government and probably none will be planned until some feirm eif government is estab lished with which the United States can negotiate.