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J?"" r-;f HOME EDITION Weather. Forecast: Ftir Tonight and Saturday NUMBER 8457. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1015. PRICE ONE CENT. rr,$JlPj&F" J-7- - -r- " -y ,TBBkV"PTr,.'r''' ""T? ' -.---- -! . , . 1 '" . . I - 1 STEGLER SAYS BOY-ED SENT L SPY MISSION Prisoner Accused in Passport "Conspiracy" Declares Ger man Naval Attache Ar ranged Details of Scheme. Death Threat Received By American Wife of Reservist. German Embassy Official Denies Knowledge of Plan. NEW YORK, Feb. 26. Feat that he was to be made a second "Carl Hans Lody" prompted to a large extent the confession of Richard P. Steglei, in the second passport fraud case, ft developed today when Government officials continued questioning Stegler in his cell. Lody was executed on November 6 by the British government as be ing a spy, and, according to Steg ler's allegations, it was Captain Boy-Ed, .German .naval attache in Washington, who sent him to his death. Anonymous letters to his wife, threatening death to Mrs. Stegler in case there were further revela tions, 'were received today. Uik dauned"by them, Mrs. Stegler said she would- continue her endeavors to bare every detail of the alleged plot whereby her husband was to betray war secrets of Great Britain to Germany. Called Trouble Maker. The letters warned Mrs. Stegler that slu; was acting as a trouble maker between the United States and Ger many and that her assassination would follow If she dared to continue lier present course. "The same high German officials who Ment l.odv to his death made arrange ment by which I was to visit England protected by the fraudulently obtained passport of Richard Madden," said Stegler today. "Captain Boy-Ed, who conductel negotiations with me. Is the only living (Continued on- Sixth Page.) E WITH PIUTE OUTLAW U. S. Authorities Will Try tb Persuade Indians to Surren der Without Bloodshed. Cato Sells, Indian commissioner, has telegraphed two of his Western repre sentatives. It was announced today, to arrange a truce. If possible, with Tse-Na-Gat and his Piute outlaws, with a view to bringing about their surrender Wthout bloodshed. The men who will undertake this task are L. D. Creel, Indianapolis special agent, and J. E. Jenkins, superintendent of tho Idaho Springs Ulo agency. Tho Indians have fortified themselves li Wir Grayson, Utah, where they arc defying I'nlted States Marshal Nebcker and a posse. It is believed that the twenty Navajo policemen who arc trail ing the outlaw band can greatly assist i 'reel and Jenkins In their work. IN CONGRESS TODAY. SENATE. Jlet at 11. Kxclse Hoard inquiry is continued by special committee. NhmiI bill further considered. Executive session held to confirm post masters. Senator Nowlands introduces amend ment to give Interstate Commerce Commission access to correspond ence of railroads, HOUSE. JIouso met at 11 o'clock. Resumed debate on the general de llclency hill. Judiciary subcommittee resumed hear ing? during afternoon on Judge Day ton charges. Florida Superior .Service ia At lantic Coast Line. "N. Y. & Florida Spe lial" It-liven S :20 p in 3 other trains dally. Office, 1406 New York Ave. N. W. AdvL LODY ON FATA TO ARRANGE TRUC Man's Body Found ' On Top of Coach Passengers Alighting From Train Shocked At Sight of Pro truding Leg. .PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 36.-Thc body of a man was found on top of the bag gage coach of a passenger train which topped at the Baltimore and Ohlq sta tion, on lis way from New York to Washington last night. One of tho dead man's legs was pro- nuuiiiK over me siuc or tne car, ami passengers who alighted at the station were shocked at tho sight. From the papers found in tho man's clothing he Is believed to have been L. Chamberlain, 128 West 124th street. New York. A bridge builders' union card was found In the man's pocket. From letters, the police gleaned that the man had been out of employment for some time. 1 LETTER TELLS Some-Time Speculator Star Witness at State Probe of High Wheat Prices. NEW YORK. Feb. 2?. JosephLclter, whose meteoric career as a wheat spec ulator upset the markets about seven teen years ago, was the star witness today at the State Inquiry Into the high prices of bread and Hour. He proved a highly Interesting wit ness, his testimony evoking much laughter. ."In 1807 I saw that wheat was selling at less than cost, and realized that this could not go on," ho declared. "Being young and not knowing as much as I do now, I though I could make money by storing and holding the commodity until I could sell it at a profitable price, but my plan didn't work. I lost money on It, and the only ones to make money were the farmers." Letter declared he had not specu lated in wheat for fifteen years, but admitted he had not forgotten any of the tricks of the trade In which he received such a disastrous defeat as a result of his attempt to corner wheat. Letter declared th't hln efforts to corner wneat railed because there was much more of the grain than the Government representatives esti mated. Didht Make Money. "Wheat came from aJl sorts of places," he continued. "I did not make any money, I tell you, I lost!" Leiter asserted that the increased cost of wheat wat duo to various causes. "At the present time," ho said, "a large percentage of the farm land in the United States wll) not produce wheat unless It Is fertilized. The hours of labor have been reduced and the cost of labor has increased." Speaking of his personal experience In ra'slng wheat, he said: "For a time I raised wheat out West, and I managed s.pme big farms out there. I did a lot of hard labor. Many years ago there was plenty of virgin soil and labor was cheap. Large forces could be worked economically and wheat could be produced profitably at 60 cents a bushel. "The farmer who cannot get 1 for his wheat at the farm nowadays can not get a fair return for his labor, t'.ino and Investment. We can never have prosperity in this country until the far mer Sets an adequate return for his wheat and other products." The witness disclaimed any responsi bility for the present high price of wheat, declaring again that he was not speculating in grain. U. S. Receives No Reply to Re quest That Carranza Ex tend Time for Paying Tax. With but a few hours remaining be fore General Obregon puts into force his vigorous measures to compel for eign as well ns domestic corporations and firms In Mexico City to pay tribute to the Carranza cause, grave news was received at the State Department today to the effect that the telegraph and railroad communications between tho Mexican capital and Vera Crui had been cut. Foreign diplomats in Washington, who have demanded of the United States what It will do to prevent Obregon from carrying out his threat to confis cate the property and Imprison all per sons refusing to pay the tax Iip ordered, are plainly worried over the situation. Secretary of State Bryan was able to give no assurances concerning the man ner In which Carranza received the American protest, calling upon him to extend tho time within which the taxes are to be paid. The Secretary declared that he had received no responsa to his representations. When it wan pointed out that Obregon might carry out his threat before any reply was received, tho Secretary of Stnto said: "If he has as much trouble collecting tho tax them us we lmvo In collecting the Income tax In this country ho may not get much." The British. French, and Spanish ambassadors have all expressed their alarm at the Department pf Stnte. As an added cause for lirltutlon. It has been reported o"1clally from Vera Cruz tint all passengers, foteign as well as Mexican, entering and leaving that port, are searched for lettein. which arc opened and read in thenr pretence. pus of con VERACRUZ ISOLATED FROM MEXICO CITY COTTER BRIDE OVERRIDDEN BY IS CHARGE TODAY Attorney Matthew O'Brien Tells Senate Investigators Board Members Thought He Would Be Overruled. Policemen and Saolon Keepers Called to Stand in Continua tion of Probe at the Capitol., "I am only a nonentity on the board. Unless something is done they will rough-shod everything over me," are statements attributed to Cotter T. Bride by Attorney Mat thew T. O'Brien before the Senate committee investigating the con duct of the Excise Board this af ternoon. Attorney O'Brien told the com mittee of being called to the resi dence of Commissioner Bride, and of Bride having referred in this manner to his fellow-members on the board. Mr. O'Brien said Bride "told me he informed the board that they would all be classed as grafters if a change in procedure was not made." The witness said Mr. Bride said "nothing will stop them unless it! is a Congressional investigation." Policeman on Stand. Members of tho Metropolitan Police Department testified to the reputation of certain saloons, "hotels" and beer gardens In the District, and saloonkeep ers who told of fees paid and efforts made to procure licenses. Captain Schneider aud Lieutenant Hess, of the Seventh precinct, told of conditions In Hchladt'a place In Wiscon sin avenue, and of other barrooms In Georgetown. Policeman James Newklrk gave his estimate of the Philadelphia House, and Lieutenant Sprinkle re ferred to the Grand Hotel garden and the Marks Hotel. During the evidence of Policeman Nc.wklrk. Jeremiah O'Connor, against whose saloon, at 115 Four-and-a-half street northwest, the policeman testi fied, sought to cross-examine the wit ness. Refused this privilege by the committee. O'Connor charged that the tnvestlgat'on was "not square to the saloon men." whereupon Senator Jones requested Chairman Sheppard to have an officer present to preserve order. Efforts by Senator Jones to procure (Continued on Second Page.) ASSAIL FRANK PLEA Atlantan Was Not Deprived of Justice By Absence From Court, Is Claim. Le-j M. Frank was not deprived of due process of law by being directed to stay nut of court when the jury in the superior court of Fulton county. Oh., returned its crdict. finding him gu'lty of the murder of Mary Phngan, the At lanta factory girl, wan the argument made today In the United States Su pre ne Court by counsel for the State of Georgia. I.ouls Marshall, attorney for Frank, concluded soon aftei court convened, and the representatives of Georgia be can their effort to conv'nee the tribunal that Frank's appeal from the decision of the Federal court of Georgia, deny ing him a writ of habeas corpus, should notMie granted. The ai gument for the State was made by Attorney General Warren Grlcc and Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey. The justices of the court closely followed the attorneys, asking many questions as to the points raised. Can't Be Invoked. Grlco and Dorsey argued that the due process clause of tho Federal Constitu tion could not ho evoked to upset the bottled piactlces and forms of State courts. In this they made a counter attack on the contention of Frank's count-el In chief that Frank's trial was null and void because he was not In court when tho verdict of guilty was returned. They cited several decisions of the Supreme Court itself to show that trib unal had held In previous Instances that the due process clause does not require that the defendant In a crim inal care ho In court when the .icrdlct is leturnrd. They argued further that the waiver of his right, agreed to by Frank's coun re! was binding on him and that he could not under any circumstances re pudiate the acts of his counsel. COLLEAGUES GEORGIA OFFICIALS "For Women Only" Throngs Tabernacle Billy Sunday Assails Childless Homes At Novel Phila delphia Service. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. KfrnuM streamed to tho BJlly Sunday tuber- iibwic, m nineteenth and vino streets, this morning for the first session In this city which Sunday has conducted for "women only." Sunday will preach four times tuday. The tlmt nrrlin1e rftnliA.I ,1... 1. 1. building at 6 o'clock, und when Sunday oiancu to law at io:ao tne building was taxed to Its capacity, and thou sands were nn thtx mitaM. umiiiM. in the next service. no man was admitted to the taber nacle, not even Rodheaver. the choir lflrfr Thn It at Via .-,.. T. his sermon the evangelist assailed child- lesu numes ana girjg wno marry for money. IN CWMMD Son's Sacrifice Helped Prove Mosquito Was Carrier of Yellow Fever. By J. R. HILDEBRAND. Feeble, Infirm, but too proud to ask aid of friends, the scvcnty-two-year-old mother of a national hero of only a few years ago todny lies In the free ward of Casualty Hospital. This white-haired, sweet-faced lady Is the mother of the late Major James Carroll, who submitted to Inlculatlon In Cuba In 1900 to help prove that the mosquito was the carrier of yellow fever. His experience resulted In a le sion of the heart, which contributed to his death seven years later. Congress voted Major Carroll's widow a special pension of $125 a month, the highest ever authorized under such cir cumstances, but made no provision for mother. Feared For Mother. Scientists have placed his name with those of Jenncr, Lister, and Morton, a grateful alma mater erected a costly memorial to him In Baltimore, and Dr. William Welch, of Johns Hopkins Uni versity, said of him: "Major Carroll haa conferred one of the greatest bene fit ever given to mankind." O'ne of Major Carroll's associates. Dr. Jesse Lazear. died during tho experi ments In Cuba. As Major Carroll sat at his bedside watching the convul sions that preceded his death he wrote to a friend: "As I saw poor Lazear lying there in those horrible convulsions I thought of (Continued on Sixth Page.) simliel in T Town Aroused By Clubbing to Death, of Young Woman. Bloodhounds on Trail. AURORA, 111., Feb. 2S.-Slxty suspects were arrested today In connection with the mysterious murder of Miss Emma Peterson, who was struck down with a piece of Iron pipe within a few doors of the home of former United States Senator Albert J. Hopkins, last night When the Iron pipo with which Miss Peterson was struck down was found, blood hounds put on the trail started across lots and down streets leading in to the county toward Elgin. Chief of Police Mlchels said today that he was certain the same man commit ted the three murders, and said the assassin was a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde maniac who kills for the love of killing." The Peterson murder has aroused resi dents of Aurora to sreat excitement, re sembling as it does in many details the unsolved clubbing to death of Theresa Hollander, seventeen, on tho night of February 16, 1314, and the mysterious killing of Jennie Miller, daughter of a former mayor, on the night of Novem ber 19, 19H. In each Instance a heavy instrument was Used to crush In the victim's skull. A gnarled club wa used to kill tho Hol- L?-r f1!"1' .uA J'oavy. PlPe wrench smucned in the head of Jennie Miller. MOiie Hi GIRL'S DEATH Leo. M. Frank's Own Story In the State of Georgia there still exists common law that gives a man accused of a crime the tight to tell his own story without taking the oath. The prisoner makes his statement in his own way, without interruption or subsequent cross-examination. Under these conditions Leo M. Frank took the stand near the close of his trial. His story was almost as dramatic as that' told by Jim Conley, his accuser. The statement as he made it will be printed Next Sunday, February 28th IN THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOCIETY SEES FIREMEN WORK AT BLAZE IN Traffic Delayed Three-Quarters ,of an Hour While Fire Is Stopped.at Establishment at Connecticut Ave. and K St. Damage of $15,000 Done, . While One Worker Is Injured When Hose Breaks Work to Save Other Buildings. Fire under a tar pot where a group of workmen were repairing a roof started a blaze today in the grocery store of John H. Magruder, K street and Connecticut avenue northwest, which furnished ex citement for a crowd of 2,500 people, tied up the Georgetown and Mt. Pleasant car lines for forty-five minutes, and caused a loss esti mated at $15,000. Three alarms were sounded. Society watched the fire, which was across from Stoneleigh Court and within a block of the Army and Navy Club, Rauscher's, and other places of gathering of Washing ton's world of fashion. Limousines and electric coupes were halted on their way downtown by lines of hose across the streets, and their occupants did not hesitate to climb out and rub elbows with naids and chauffeurs while watch ing the smoke. Fireman Is Injured. rapt. P. D. Martin, of Truck No. J. was injured hooii after arriving at the tire, when a line of hose broke and struck him in the face, knocking out several teeth and bruising his arm. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital In an automobile. The building Is a two-story structure i and the fire was confined almost entirely to the upper floor which Is used as a store room. The rtrst alarm was sound ed a few minutes after 11 o'clock. Two alarms were turned in. Fire Chief Frank J. Wagner responding to the second and directing the light against the flames. Only a brick wall separated tho burning building from the three-story brick residence of J, Upshur Moorehead. 1713 K street northwest, and the hardest task of the firemen was to protect the latter structure. Was Afire In 1911. The building; In which the tire occurred is a part of the Lambert Tree estate, of Chicago, and Is leased by Magvuder. A similar lire occurred there In April, 1911. From tho window of a doctor's ofllcc, acrors K street from the store, Mr. Magruder watched some of his finest block go up In smoke, but his greatest concern teemed to be for the Mouie head home. When the hro was at Its height near-by grocerymen sought him out and offered to do anything to help him fill his orders and carry on his trado until he could repair and ic stock his place. As most of th damage I on the tlrst floor was due to water, Mr. Magruder expects to continue business with little interruption. Bloodhounds on Trail HAVANA. Feb. 26. Bloodhounds are on the trail today of two robbers who kidnaped President J. E. Mitchell, of the Hank of Havana, late yesterday after blowing the safe and getting $I2,0u0. Two men living near here, are suspected, and arrests are expected, accoullng to Deputy Sheriff Tatum. ' GROCERYSTORE BERLIN WEAKENS ON VICTORY CLAIM BERLIN, by wireless, Feb. 26. German military experts admitted today that the recent victory of Field Marshal von Hindenburg had not destroyed the effectiveness of the main Russian armies. They warn ed the public that no im mediate end to the campaign having for its objective the capture of Warsaw should be effected. "While our victory in East Prussia was tremendous," says one, "it cannot be re garded as having paralyzed the Russian army. The Rus sian resources, as far as men are concerned, are unsur passed. They have lost heavily in artillery, however, and that is a hopeful sign." Discussing the Warsaw situa tion, the military critic of Die Morgen Post points out that there arc apparently strong Russian forces still north of the Rawka and around Bo limow. ALLIED SHIPS FORCE DARDANELLES GATE Anglo-British Fleet Moves Past Destroyed Turkish Fortifica tions at the Entrance. LONDON, reb.- 26. Preceded by mine sweepers, the allied fleet under Vice Admiral Garden, has moved past the destroyed Turkish forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles and has begun shelling Inad fortifications on both shies of the strait, according to Athens dispatches today. Twenty-flvo miles away the Turkish fleet is lying in Niagara roads, the narrowest part of the waterway. If tho French and English warships bat ter their way past the great chain of forts leading to the Niagara roads, one of the most decisive naval battles of the war may be fought In the nar row, river-like channel. Still Face Big Obstacles. Official announcement that the outer forts of the Dardanelles have been re duced aroused great enthusiasm here. Military experts, however, made no ef fort to minimise the great obstacles still facing Carden's fleet before the war ships can emerge In the Sea of Mar mora and begin the bombardment of Constantinople. They must pass through a channel thickly strewn with mines and tight their way through an endless series of forts. Fifty miles inside, the strait sud denly narrows to a width of one mile and a fifth. A small Island further ob structs the channel at this point, and twelve fortifications, nine on the Ku ropean and three on the Asiatic side, command the walcrwav. These forts arc equipped with heavy Krupps. May -Abandon Capital. Reports from various sources, how ever, confirm yesterday's Athens dis patches that the Turkish government has made preparation to abandon Con stantinople. This Is taken as an official admission that eventually the allied fleets must force their way through the Dardanelles, bottle up and destroy the Turkish navy, and drive ono of Ger many's allies from the war. It probablv will take several months for the French aud British warships to fcrce tho entire passage of the Darda nelles, but nival experts In London de clare that the opening sccciss of the warships presages the capture of Con stantinople. All the London papers devote columns to the Dardanelles situation, and give high praise to the work of the French as well as the British warships. Kc joii ini, Is general. Eight Battleships In Attack. The outer Dardanelles forts fell under tho concentrated fire of eight battle ships. (He of them Brltls! and three French, all under command of Vli-o Admiral Cardon. Ills flsgship Is the battleship Inflexible, nnd the other bat tlephips of Britain are the Agamemnon, Oornwullls. Vengeance, and Triumph. The French battleships arc the Suffron. Gaulols, and Bouvet. The battleships are accompanied by a string of crullers, '.orperio boats, nnd dtstioycru, us wvll an a number of nub nut lines, which will le used for tho rc r.oal of great chain cables that the Turks have stretched across tho en trance to the Dardanelles. American Ship Lost With Crew, Is Fear I.ofs of the American bhip Theodore Palmer, or New London, with all hands was Indicated by a dispatch hefo today from the consul gcncial ut Copenhagen saj Ing an F.sbjcrg newspaper reported the arrival there of the Swedish steam ship Vala with news that February 22 it picked up In mldoccivi an Iron life boat bearing the Palmer's name. Navy Department records contain no vesfcel called the Theodore Palmer, but thev do mention a Palmer, a 124-ton fcteam screw freighter, built in Philadel phia, with New lOiidcn na Its home port. Its crew Included only fiva men. THREE KILLED IN SINKING OF CARIB CONSUL REPORTS One American and Two Spaniards Died in North Sea Explosion, State Depart ment Hears from Envoy at Rotterdam. FIRST U. S. CITIZEN TO LOSE LIFE News Fulfills Worst Fears of Administra tion; Minister Van Dyke Announces That Entire Crew of Steamer Evelyn Is Safe in Bremen. One American and two Spaniards were lolled in the explosion of the American steamer Carib in the North Sea, according to an official report received at the State Depart ment today from Consul General Listoe at Rotterdam, Holland. This is the first sacrifice of American life in the trade war between Great Britain and Germany. It fulfills one of the worst fears of the American Government, as expressed in the protests already filed with Germany and England against their disregard of the rights of neutral shipping. According to Mr. Listoe the rest of the crew of th vessel, including the captain, who were rescued by a Ger man patrol boat, will be sent back to the United States as soon as possible. r CONSUL GENERAL'S REPORT. me report lOMOWs: i "Steamer Carib, Clyde Mnc. with cot ton fOr BlTOIfB It n',.lnl, ..! .' .... ., ,wrv illUI lllim III twenty-second of February, ten miles westerly Nordenay. North Sea. appar ently t,truck mine and sank soon the-v-after. Capt. Edgar Cole ami twenty-six men rescued by German patrol boat. Arrived at Bremerhaven cvenlns f ,.".hrcc men ,oyt: Assistant Unglnoer Mlllam Baszcll. of Pensacola, Fla.; Mreman Antonio Martinez and Trimmer Secutida Blaz, both of Corona, Spain. Cicw will be sent home at the earliest possible time. Full report follows." According to a report received today All Atlantic Liners In England Are Held Up LfOXDON. Feb. 2. Successful opera tions of German submarines in British waters have resulted in tho Issuance of secret orders, for all trans-Atlantic liners to remain in port until further notice, according to reliable Information rccured here today. This news caused asensation in maritime circles. Officials of the steamship lines refuse to comment on the order, and the admi ralty maintains its customary rctl- renpe hut rrrnrla or.. I.. ..lni.i..iH that the Krlt'sh naval authorities have set-urro information mat a neet or sub marines has succeeded in reaching the Irish Sea, and is lying In wait for the big I'ners. Pending revocation of the order, no Americans can leave for the Fulled States from English ports. Those wish ing to return to America can do to onlv by goliiR to France, and If they do this they risk their lives in the Eng lish channel. LONDON. Feb. :. Rates of insur ance azainst Holland's participation In Cabinet Members Flee To Prevent Questions With an ait of .secrecy more mysteri ous than they have yet assumed, mem bers of the Cabinet refused at the close of today's meeting to state what de cision was reached icgardlng the calling of a special sebulon of the .Senate to consider the NIcaraguan and Colombian treatlec, and to contlrm the nomlnutiins to the trade commission. It is known, however, that the .natter was left undecided. The stand taken by the Cabinet officers was tiie saddest blow of all those recently aimed at "pitiless publicity." Htfuslng even to admit that the ques tion of an c.Ntra Henate. session had been dlri'usscd, tho members llled Into car riaftcs and drove off to lunch, all f. cept Secretary Bryan, who, tcturnlnx on toot to the State Department, de clared that ho was under a vow not to tall;. Ho anxious were the other members to escape miestloning tha tflvo of them Secretaries Garrlcon, Rcdfield, Lane, Vllnun, and Daniels, crowded into one small brougham, Mr. Daniels belilg re quired to sit on the knees of Sccrctaiy Lane. It li understood that Secretary Umjn urgentl appealed for an extra srpslon in bthaif of th two treaties, which h from TTenrv V, rt,b a M..t , i . . .. rf -. ' " "j. rtjiicucaii min ister to the Netherlands, at Gravenhage. the entire crew of the American steam er bvelyn Is unofficially reported safe at Bremen." The ISvclyn struck a mine the daj pre ceding the destruction of the Carib. and went to the bottom. Secretary of State Bryan still preservci absolute silence on the situation. He de clined to state what negotiations were In progress with the belligerents, and would not confirm the report that this government had urged the removal of floating mines, and had threatened the possibility of the United States establish ing an embargo on all shipments to both Germany and England. the war took a sudden iump toda. This was due to semi-official reports here that the. Dutch government Is planning for war with Germany, and thrt the Germans arc making preparations for an aggressive offensive against Holland as soon as It toins the allies. Dispatches from Amsterdam received here today slate that German troop trains passiiiK through Alx la Chap pelle are carrylne soldiers to re-enforce the forces now tmardlng the frontier be tween Belgium and Holland, and th.t the Germans are building bridges over the Scheldt at Antwerp atid Hoboken. across which heavy artillery can be transported for action against the Dutch. Announcement is made that no per sons can leave England for Holland without first securing a permit at th home office. To jtet such a permit all applicants must give satisfactory proof of their purpose and furnish references. Tills does not apply to government pr diplomatic agents. has been endeavoring unsuccessfully for more than a year to get the Democrat! In the Senate to take up. So far he lias been unable to con vince his party leaders in Congress that the apology to Columbia for th action of the United States in sanc tioning the secession of Panama and the. payment of $25,000,000 as a balm, for Columbia's injured feelings arei altogether wlso at this time. In thn Fame way ho has failed to convince these Democrats of the wisdom of thi Nicaragua!) treaty. It is understood that considerable attention at today's meeting wan given to the war zone siuatlon abroad mid tho alarming report from Consul General Listoe at Rotterdam that one American was killed In the destruc tion by a mine of the American steam er Carib. lso under discussion it is stated was the acute situation in Mexico where Aniercan and other foreign corporations aro required before 15 o'clock this evening to pa heavv taxes to the Carranza government nV submit to confiscation of their prop city and to Imprisonment. So far Carranza has Ignored the represen tation made to him by this countr on the subject In behalf of the United atatte nd European nations.