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EDITION tflTMBElt 8542. WASHINGTON, SATUHDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT. WEATHER FORECAST: Showers today; Sunday fair. (Full Report On Pago Two.) ilil NATIONS FACE GREAT BOOM, SAYS NI'ADOO Representatives of Sixteen Na tions Respond to Secretary's Address of Welcome at Ini tial Meeting. Unprecedented Advantages to All Republics Pointed Out to Enthusiastic Gathering of Delegates. "Opportunity is knocking at the doors of all of the Americas." This was the keynote sounded at the initial meeting today of the Pan-American Financial Confer ence called by Secretary of the ' Treasury McAdoo to meet in Wash ington for discussion of the prob lems affecting finance and trade relations between the sister repub lics of the Western Hemisphere. Secretary McAdoo welcomed the Hfl1Oatc trt YachirifTfrrtTi in a 6 speech in which he declared that it i was his hope that the conference would prove of mutual aid, benefit and advantage to all of the repub lics. SEES GREAT FUTURE. . He expressed the keenest enthusi asm over the -opportunity awaiting the American in the present condition of affairs, and this note met an Im mediate response rum each of the delegations that responded. Secretary McAdoo asked for suggestslon and told the delegates they were expect ed to bring before the conference any matters of interest or Importance to them, whether they were Individual! problems or matters of general Im portance. He suggested that each delegation submit questions that they would like to have discussed. Practically the same response came from each of the visiting countries. It was to the effect that the ques tions suggested by the Secretary in calling the conference seemed to carry the essence of all of the perti nent questions involved and that the.y were so comprehensive that no sug gestions were to be made at this time. Every country Invited to the con ference was represented at this pre liminary meeting, except Peru and Venezuela, the delegation from these countries not yet having arrived. Full delegations from each of the other sixteen countries were in attend ance, with their aides and secretaries. They were piloted to the Treasury De partment by the diplomatic rcpreesnta tives of their respective countries. Who acted as ex-offlcio members A member of each delegation re sponded to the address of welcome by Secretary McAdoo, most of them speak ing In English, though some few spoke in Latin. The gathering was In the nature of a reception, followed by the private and Informal discussion of plans, the scope, and the alms of the conference. .... Each of the delegations appeared In formal morning attire, and there was a noticeable absence of color in the gath- flrlntr Secretary aicaqoo iuiu me ueieKaies i why they had been asked to come to Wnshincton. and promised every ef-1 fort to make the conference, the first of Its kind ever held, fruitful to com- (Continued on Second Page ) All Who Failed to Perform Mili tary Service to Be Pardoned If They Return. According to rabies from Paris, offlclnl notice has been posted at the Italian embassy there granting amnesty to nil Italians who have failed to perform mill tary service, provided they return to Uiliose living In Europe must return bclore June 7 and tiu.se living in the t nlted States are given until August 4 to return. At the Italian embassy here today, It was stated no such notice had been re ceived and that the embassy had no information about it. ,,,,. State Department officials today ln dicated they were giving no special at tention to the situation which would be broucht about If such a notice uere Tlfis' Government cannot prevent Ital ians living in this country returning to their own country if they want to. pro vldcd they do not co armed or In armed bodies , . . , . Great numbers of reservists have gone from this ciunm to F'top-ji countries since the war opened This country has not Interfered with indi viduals who have so gone. AMNESTY FOR ALL PROMISED BY ITALY Allies Retaliate By Use of Poison Gas Berlin Reports Use of Mines In Attack Near Lille and In the Argonne. BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvllle), May 22. Tho war office charged In an official statement this afternoon that the allies are now using "mines giving out poisonous' gases." This method o'f attack has been re sorted to southwest of Lille and in the Argonne. This Is the first intimation that the allies have resorted to "retaliatory methods" as forecast by Lord Kitch ener In the house of commons several days ago. Chairman Walsh Less Caustic in Closing Hours of Exami nation of Millionaire. A truce w,as declared In the wordy warfare between John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Chairman Frank P. Walsh, of the Commission on Industrial Relat tlons today and the sparks which flew at yesterday's session were noticeably absert. Whether the pressure brought to bear by other commissioners Induced Chair man Walsh t ogive up his rushing tactics In questioning Rockefeller about Colorado strike conditions, or White House displeasure was conveyed to Walsh, as was rumored today, it was evident the severity of the Rockefeller i examination had been relaxed. Chairman Walsh continued, however, to use sarcasm as a sharp weapon In questioning the witness Denied By Witness. He wanted to know particularly if Rockefeller, a a matter of policy, re fuged to take cognizance of any dlsa- greeable things In cmonnectlon with his Colorado mines, and avoided personal contact with coses "where a man Is hanged or workmen had eyes gougod out This witness denied. ' The testimony at th$. morning session related to the employment of mine at torneys to aid in prosecution of Colo rado strikers, and of alleged unfair tac tics employed at the suggestion qf mine attorneys In nicking Jurors off the street in these murder trials. Rockefeller was questioned at length as to his views of the right of a citi zen to protest himself And the right of communities of workers to protect themselves. He said the workers In the Ludlow tent colony had the same rlcht to arm themselves for self-pro tection as the coal company had to arm Its guards. where it was planned to close the hearings last Tuesday, the Rockefeller Investigation has dragged bo that the hearing will go over Into next week. It is almost certain that Rockefeller (Continued on Second Page.) V Elevator Man Says Her Papa Took Her Away, But She Fled Back to Him. NEW YORK. May 22. "To begin with, I want to tell you that my wife Is with me now in this house, and that the and disown her hasn't got him any and disown her hasnt got him any- wnere. "And I might add that the bet or mv wife's uncle of $10 to Jl that we wouldn't live together six montns is a 1rtaln WBffAr." James J. Murray, elevator operator in the Times Annex building, stood In the door of a room In a furnished room house In West Sixty-seventh street as he made, this statement. "Yes, mv wife is right in there,' he added. "She's in our room and there Bhe is going to stay until we get ready ' to move, but sne is an urun.cn m. Aren't you In there, dearie?" he asked, , and the answer came back: "Of course I'm here. Who said I wasn't?" ' Murrav. former doorman In the I Brentmore apartments. Central Park West, who lost his Job because he inrAH .ih and married Miss Isabel Bernhelmer. nineteen-year-old daughter 1 of Charles Daly Bernhelmer, a tenant, then told of his troubles since his mar riage. I Loslne his Job was of little conBe ! quence. because he got another. How- ever, to set up housekeeping, the young l couple bought furniture on the Install 1 ment plan, and rented a flat. Wednes day, when the installments had not been paid and while Murray was on his new lob. men with a van took the fur niture away. . 'I he bride the same day got a phone message from her father, who had de cided to have nothing more to do with her unless she gave up her husband. When Mrs. Murra Is twenty-one- she will set JW.000 left her by her grand mother. Mrs. Murray's mother, who di vorced her father, is now airs uno tuerth. She is living In the Hotel Ma jestic It waB her brother, Jacob Roths child, who offered to make the $100 to (1 bet that his niece would not live with .wurray six months. Can't Preach If Fit to Fight, Is British Decree LONDON. May 22. The bishop of Lon- don. at an ordinauon council 10 pass ,,U .v. onnllrxtlnn Of men for the mln- ui'uu ...c ,--. -"-- -- . ,,,,, stry caused to oe puoocu a ituiii that no such application can be consld- ered unless the applicant proves hla in - ability to serve In tn wax. ME DECLARED IN ROCKEFELLER QUIZ HEIRESS BRIDE BUCK f ITU HER HUSBAND LEWIS URGES lEXTRA SESSION 10 ISSUE HALF Illinois Senator Would Pay Off Present and Provide Against Future Deficits Building of Forts. Favors Floor Leader Kitchin Also Be lieves Special Session Is Ad visableBelieved President Is Opposed to It. Advocating a bond issue of $500,000,000 for the purpose of paying off the deficits in the Treas ury, establishing a sinking fund against future deficits, and erecting suitable fortifications along both coasts for the protection of the United States from foreign inva sion, Senator James Hamilton Lewis expressed himself today in favor of an extra session of Con gress to meet October 1 . While it is still believed in Ad ministration circles that the Presi dent will make every effort to avoid an extra session, revival of the talk was occasioned by a state ment issued by Congressman Claude Kitchen, of North Carolina, .Democratic floor leader of the next House, advocating one. NO CAUSE FOR WAR. Incidentally, and by way of Illustrat ing why President Wilson might be em barrassed b" an extra session, Mr. Kltchln took the position that the United States has no more right to comnlaln against Germany's action In sinking the Lusitanla than against England s restrictions on American trade. If I had my way," said Senator Lewis, "I would have Congress as semble by October 1 so as to finish Its business by the first of May, that it might not be In session while the na tional conventions and the fights for the Presidency were on rAAHKin tn tvA aiiccAQtA Atfnt nf the Treasury, Senator Lewis said. jciriuiiK .v. . H..OO-"'- ".-..-. . "I would proposo that we at once reckon with the deficits under the In come tax, corporation tax and tariff tax, caused by the effect of the Euro pean wars upon the business and finances of America, and would Issue $500,000,000 of bonds from Bmall denomi nations up. that the ordinary citizen may possess them. Would Build Forts. "Out of this money I would pay off the deficits, lay bv a sinking fund to make up future deficits growing from the European war, and out of these millions construct fortifications on the coasts, and roads across the country, and put the unemployed to work; and then, as business resumed, pay off these bonds out f the excess revenues realized frm the general laws now In operation. "I would make the bonds payablp nt a distance so far as to prevent them from belne a burden upon the present generation." Monterey Taken By Carranzistas City Evacuated By Villistas Wire Communication with Neuva Laredo Reestablished. LAREDO, Tex., May 22. One thou sand Carranzistas under Gen. Jose San tos entered Monterey this morning and took possession after Villistas evacu ated It. Telegraphic communication between that city and Neuvo Laredo was lm mediately established, for the nrst time in several months. A military train was dispatched with COO re-enforcements for Monterey, t Ith orders to pick up 1,000 more fn route. Rnllroad communication between Mon terey and Nuevo Laredo will be estab lished at once. Son of Morgan-Frick Associate Is Arrested NEW YORK. May 22. At request of Wilmington, Del , authorities New York pallce early today arrested Raymond McCune, a mining engineer, son of A. W McCune, wealthy mine owner, and with II C Frlck and J. P. Morgan, owner of valuablo copper mines. The specific charge on which McCune was held was misuse of tho malls in connection with sale of stock in the Peruvian gold mine company. Weekly Bank Statement. NEW YORK. May 22.-The weekly actual bank statement today showed the following changes. Surplus In creased, K.073,330. loans, decreased, Jin, 611.000. reserve In own vaults, lnerpflsrvl j:',,bi.iki. reserve in t-'ecierai iteserve . rtnnks. Increased. S757 000. net ripmnnH t- ----, -j ""j"va-uC ".:."" iuciiujuo. uri-rcn-ru j '",mu nn urn" deposits de-reased J1S1.TV10 circulation 1 increased. 133,000; aggregate reserve, 12.763,000. N BONDS War Declaration Drawn Up; Envoys Leave Rome Today; Armies Line Up on Border i HOSTILITIES TO BEGIN T T IN CAPITAL King Victor ' Emmanuel Pre pares Proclamation for Peo ple, Explairr'ng Cause. ROUMANIA NOW MOBILIZING Military Chiefs Called to All Night Meeting of Salandra Cabinet, Is Report. ROME, May 22. King Victor Emanuel this afternoon attach ed his seal to the bill passed by both chambers of parliament, giving the government full pow er to act. ROME, May 22 Italy's war declara tion will go flashing on its way to Vien na before night, according to a well defined rumor credited In diplomatic circles here today. Klnc Victor Emmanuel called In ma private secretary early today and be gan preparing a document to be ad dressed to the people of Italy. In eovernment circles U was said the document will be a proclamation of war, signed by every member of the cabinet, explaining how Italy was com pelled to resort to arm in order to safe guard hsr national honor ari' integrity. The German and Austrian ambassa dors were still In Rome early today, ac cording to attaches of the embassies. Both were reportett preparing to depart this afternoon. Roumanta is secretly mobilizing al most her entire army, according to pri vate dispatches from Bucharest received I hero today No Word From Cabinet. At an early hour today no word had come from the government office, where Premier Salandra sat closeted with a number of his advisers. A cordon ot police surrounded the building, una I even government officials were warned tii.' 1iav rmilri not enter. vi. . ...... -. . --- --- , . . It was reported tnai me enure ""i net was In session and that during tne night several military chiefs had been bummoned to the conference. This report was unconfirmed, but Rome was wild with the rumor that the word was about to go forward to the Italian troops to strike. The royal proclamation will Invite people of Italy to perform their duty In the national crisis and to make all (Continued on Third Page.) Make Asia Minor Shore, Pro tected by Fleet, 140 Miles From Constantinople. PETROGRAD. May 22. Russian ma rines have been landed on the Black Sea coast of Asia Minor, east of Eregli, and about 140 miles from Constanti nople, it Is officially announced today. They made shore under protection of the warships' gtms, and after repulsing a small body of Turkish troops, destroy ed coal docks and station near Eregli. British Squadron Shells Turkish Camp 36 Hours; French Engaged on Land ATHENS, May 22. -A British squad ron bombarded a Turkish concentration camn at Kara Burum. at the entrance to the Gulf of Smyrna, for tlilrO-six ho-rs beginning early Thursday, ac cording to Mltylone advices today De tails of the results of the bombardment. the dispatches said, are lacKing. French troops have engaged the Turks in a fierce battle on the western toast of Galllpoll peninsula CAIRO. Mav 22 -Aided by brilliant air attacks, the Anglo-French forces on Galllpoll peninsula have stormed a series of Turkish positions In the Dar danelles fighting and "advanced their positions considerably." It wns offici ally announced today . . A British aeroplane flotilla showered scores of bombs upon the Turkish posi tions, killing many of the enemy s ar tillerymen and causing confusion in their trenches The Turks fled, nut at night attempted to regain the positions i ".-. :". "V""-. . .... Vo oy counter nttacks rnev n re- puiseci n the Australian ann .-r ':rJlz 1 land forces losing "W) killed and 6.nm wounded The British casualties were about MO. ONIGHT RUSSIAN i LAND EAR EBEGLI & vn' - -. - lrcsA' ' &? DUKE D'ABRUZZI. Commander-in-Chief of the Italian Navy. ASOUITH IPS OUT ALTION CAB NET Premier, After Conference With Leaders, Submits Tentative List to King George. LONDON, May 22. The new coalition cabinet that is to unite all parties In England in prosecution of the war is virtually completed. Following conferences with a number of leaders. Premier Asqulth went to Buckingham palace todRy. It was re ported that he submitted a tentative list of new ministers to King Oe.orge. The newspapers today devoted cot umns to speculation concerning its make-up. They agred that Lloyd George Is to be retained, and that Bonar Law, unionist leader, and Arthur Hen derson, labor leader, ate to bo given portfolios. Several newspapers announced posi tively that Lord Lansdowne will re enter the cabinet. There was a marked division of opinion as to whether Lord Kitchener and Winston Churchill are to be retained. Kaiser Sends Sympathy To Widow of Weddigen BERLIN (via Amsterdam), May 22. Emperor William has sent a personal message of sympathy to the widow of Capt. Otto Weddigen, who lost his Ufa when the British sank tho Uerman sub marine U-29. The Emperor wrote that a new Iron cross has been ordered sent to her to replace the one carried by the sub marine commander when Mb craft went down. Notion Store Keeper Assigns to Creditors Giving her liabilities as $901.79 and her ussets as $SJ5, Helen Beers, keeper of a drygoods and notion store nt :I304 Fourteenth street north west, made an assignment In favor of her creditors In the District Fupremo Court toda. The assignment was made to William O. Brierson. Capt. J. B.Clarke Dead; Veteran of Two Wars Capt. John Brainard Clarke, a veteran of the civil and Spanish wars, died yes terday at George Washington I'nlver slty Hospital Funeral services w'll be held from the residence 1231 Blmont street Mon day at 2 o'clock Interment will be In Arlington Cemetery with military and Masonic rites. I FORCED German Left Wing Meets Re verse Thirty Miles North of Fortress of Peremysl. "erC! PETROGRAD, May 23. By counter-attacks, the Russians havj forced General Mackcnssn's left wing to give ground on the east bank of the San, thirty miles north of Peremysl. An Austro-German force that golncd the south bank of the Yubaczovka has been driven back across the river. Tho engagement occurred near Radava. Russian artillery mowed down the re treating forces of the enemy, whose losses were extremely heavy. The lighting around Peremysl has been less Intense In the last twenty-four hours. War office Ispatches today report a big battle In progress south of StryJ. It Is admitted that the Russian of fensive toward Bukowina has been checkel by the arrival of Austrian re enforcements. French With Bayonets Take "White Way" Ridge In the Lorette Hills ? PARIS, May 22. Desperate bayonet fighting preceded the French victory In the Lorette hills, particularly along the ridge known ns "the white way" The French captured row after row of German trenches on the "whlto way" ridge by plucky bayonet charges through a murderous Are. Official dis patches today report thnt many Ger mans were killed or taken prisoners, and that the entire ridge is now in the hnnds of the French The allies have made further progress south and east of the Lorette hills ; region. In the fighting nround Ablaln they have galnd 100 yards. i Gerard Warns Citizens Of U. S. to Quit Berlin LONDON. May 22 Ambassador Ger ard at Berlin Is warning all Americans In Germany who are not detained there bv lmrortnnt business to get out, while American consu's in all cities are ad vlrlnit thorn to reg'stor, according to a dlspn'-h to the Dally Mall from Tho Hague. It Is stated that only forty Americans have departed. Sunken F-4 to Reach Surface in Four Days Submarine F-4 has been raised 150 feet from the bottom of Honolulu harbor, leaving it at a 123-foot dpth and prob. ably will be hrugh tto the surfac" In about four das a -cordlni? to unofllclnl Information received at the Nay De partment today. ROOSEVELT IS VICTOR IN SUIT; 'BOSS' BARNES LOSES VERDICT Former President Vindicated in $50,000 Libel Suit Brought by Former Albany Political Leader. Counsel for Plaintiff Tries to Have Verdict Thrown Out, But Court Promptly Over rules the Motion. SYRACUSE, N. Y., May 22. "William Barnes is a boss." A jury so decided today in award ing a verdict for Col. Theodore Roosevelt in the $50,000 libel suit brought against the former Presi dent by Barnes because Roosevelt branded him a "boss" and linked him politically with crooked busi ness and corruption. The verdict was brought in short ly after 10 a. m. today. The jury had been deliberating since 3:45 p. m. Inursday a period ot about forty-two hours. The twelve men finally arrived at a unanimous deci sion after. a legal mix-up plmost un paral.isled in the history of Ne York State. Appeal on the case will be proce eded, according to a formal state ment, issued in New York, by Will iam Ivins, Barnes' chief counsel. The verdict was a blow to Barnes and a complete surprise to Colonel Roosevelt. It was the common be lief around the court room that the jury would report its utter failure to agree and be discharged by Jus tice Andrews today. BLOW TO BARNES. It was believed that Edward Burns, the Syracuse motorman who first vot- i ed for Roosevelt yesterday and then I reversed his vote because the court would not permit the jury to divide the I costs, would hold out for the plaintiff until the end. Burns' demeanor when the jury left the court house early today to go to the jail for one night confirmed this belief. He strode along unaccompani ed by his fellow Jurors, his Jaws firm ly set and with an appearance of de fiance. The foreman's announcement that the Jury had decided unanimously for Roosevelt therefore struck the Barnes' camp a stunning blow. William Wolff, of Barnes' counsel, declared the verdict Improper since the Jury was pollea yesteraay ana re turned a verdict of eleven for Roose velt and one against. Justice Andrews overruled the objection. The colonel could not restrain his joy. He made a short speech to the Jurors, expressing his thanks and then posed for a picture taken In the Jury room. Pandemonium of Applause. The Jury filed into the courtroom without a sound fivn the crowded benches. When tho foreman announced his ver dict, the spectators forgot Justice An drews' Injunction against demonstra tions and there was a pandemonium of applause. Scores of persons rushed forward to grasp the colonel's hand. The ex-President, however, swept all ..ih Vio hurrtpd over, his face aglow. to shake hands with Motorman Burns who had finally been won over to his Tlien the colonel shook himself free from tho crowd that pressed in about h'm and turned to addiess the Jury Justice Andrews, however, discharged the twelve men at this time and Colonel Roosevelt led them Into a near bv Jury room. Foreman Vvnrrnn Somers ccpla'ned en route that the Jury had taken about forty-one ballots be fore their verdict Addresses Jurymen. Arrived at the Jury room, the colonel waited until the twelve men wno had vindicated him could bo grouped about a tahle and then said with every ap pearance of deen emot on "I have been more moved and touched than 1 can expres-s by what you have done In my behalf. I want to say thnt I appreciate to the fullest the obilgatlott tjnt vnu men representing every shat3 of political belief have put me under "There Is only one return that I caB mak and I assure you that nil mV llf I will act In public nnd private af nlrp In a way that no one of ou w 11 -ve reason to regret the verdict you hne rendered todny 1 shall behave as a decent American dtixen should, feeling it a trebl4 duty .