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CITY EDITION CITY EDITION TIllliTV-Sl.VKN'm YEAU. vol . 1 XI IX. No. 13. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1916." Ially by Carrie or Mall. 60 Month. Klntito Oopli, t UUIlUIILUJ ULIU BEHIND WILSON AND ARMY PLAN is now mi THE WEATHER WMVTIIKK Denver. Fcl). II.. unlay uliJ Sunday day. FORECAST. New Mexico: Sut falr; cooler Satur- u cu Sam has TK .ii wixvTHr.it iu:ionT. For twenty-four hours, ending at I p. m. yesterday: Maximum tomporiUuro, 70 degrees; minimum, 23 degrees: range, 47 de grees; temperature at I! p. in., 43 do Kroos; south wind; clear. city aNK cuumxgs. Yesterday ?30,;i8.S!l. fill ill) the v aslant' of regiments n..l.l!r.t!Mi if (".nrncm-i Pn, m. tu the front. rilUIIUUIUM ui uuoiouu vunt,- special Work to lie sond'encc Places President Favor With States- Sent 111 men, NATIONAL GUARD TO BE FULLY FEDERALIZED bill E PROBLEM AHEAD; ALLIES MUCH ANGERED May Be Drafted for Service y 'accom,,..!. . . -r. r ... M I- """ ' at Any i line uounuy iNeeos.ami ma Them Abroad, MDKMINa JOUSNAL ftftftCAL UUIO IC Washington, Feb. 11. A new note of liannony and co-operatlon on na tional defense problems was struck in tlie house military committee to day as a direct result ot the reslgna-tP-ii of Secretary Garrison of the war department. It found expression In the adoption of a resolution declar ing the committee's appreciation of the confidence l'resident Wilson re posed in it and in the senate commit tee, as disclosed in his correspondence with Mr. Garrison. The nonpartisan character of the feeling was emphasized by the fact that the resolution was offered by Representative Kahn, of California. runkiiiK republican member of the committee. Situation larlfios. .Members of both the eongression al committees declared that, the war secretary's withdrawal had brought out sharply the president's desire th.'it congress should work out its army problems in tile lig'ht of its own best judgment, despite- his personal pn f crotieo for the continental army si heme advocated by Mr. Garrison and the unity war college. The net result, they agreed, was a clarification of the congressional atmosphere and the assurance of support for the bills that will bo drafted from elements Done. Provision also will bo made under which the quota of troops to be fur nished by each state and the propor tions of artillery, cavalry, engineer-', signal corps and other special service troops would be determined by the war department. Special federal ap propriations will be proposed for the I maintenance of these more costly spe cial arm troops by the states. The situation in the senate commit tee is not so well crystallized. It is indicated, however, thai its Ionization , 'for the regular army will include sub- All members of Organization manually mi r me plans of mv war lnl - nr. Hi. in. liij .in. ti ii i-jn , inn 'I'll! Illat It iiunied by a regular designed to build up iiaintaln a loive more than equal In numbers to the force with the coi lors. Short ulistitioiits with the col ors and the discharge Into the reserve of any man found efficient by his of ficers at the end of a year's training undoubtedly will be among the plum proposed to accomplish this end. ItiKK'r Standing Army. ; As to the size of the standing army,, the men with the colors, it is indicnt-j ed that the senato bill will exceed thej increase of 40,(100 men asked by See-; rotary Garrison and many senators, will una- the full "SO.OOO total 1 strength sought by the war college. Chairman Chamberlain has prepared a bill carrying nut the plan of l'.'U', de vised by the war college, and which vould provide a lone with too colors; of approximately L'nO.OliO men. It was over this plan that Secretary: Garrison and Senator Chamberlain came into sharp disagreement last year. The chairman of the senate committee desired then that the war departnn nt urge a complete reorgani zation of the army an suggested by the plan of UGH. Secretary Garrison, however, presented u scries of bills de signed strong! hor. what he con ceived to be the weakest Mints In the army und hob! that these should be enacted to be followed Ki'nduiilly by other bills to carry out the full plan. Iloiiso May Accept 1'lan. It was reported without very- defi-. nite authority tonight that the house! would be willing1 to accept the sen-i ato's regular army plans even on a basis of 00i men with the colors, of both the democratic and republi- provided the national guard federalt can side that had heretofore been -gatiou plans went through, counted against the measures. . n addition to plana already out Hold to National Guard. lined, it is now thought there will lie In substance, it. is believed the hills provided in the bills proposed or in will reprci-iM.it aju,' (. to wake tf- companion nieaslire a iltf-nlti plan lo' live virtually all of the plans for for industrial mobilization In limo of iii .1. .1- .K.i.i.einient wiih the exeeu- war behind the. fighting lines, lie- ports by nierch l Tensive pnr a strong protest, is likely to fol- tt a r lion that federalization of the na tional Raiard will be sought as a substitute for the continental army plan. Final steps towards beginning the draft of the measures were taken to- dav hv both house and senate com- seryes of civilian aides to military op erations, such as railroad men, auto mobile drivers and mechanics, telegra phers, telephone engineers anil opera tors and the thousand and one men of other civil occupations necessary to an army will be formed, the task be- mittees. Until will take up the worn niK mane raner u.v no- iu n.-i ... Somlny ami it is planned to hold all- rollment will be all that Is n'ry Whenever thn business in men uciuk i.mi.-.i..i The tieuoe times in me tciy uum-s in-.i 'be called upon to perform in E XPLOSI E NTOMBS OVER Unv sessions of th,. i no house will Hermit. hour? committee brought to a close would today public hearings on army plans, war. 'oiimroinisc Likely. I Present indications are that thn house bill will lay its stress upon pro visions designed to federalize the na tional guard while the senate com mittee's main effort will So into the regular army angles of preparedness plans. The final measures sent to the president for his signature will bo ii compromise, it is thought, each house being willing to accept the judgment of the other to a largo ex tent in its own particular field. The house bill, It is expected, will provide for DaVment of national !;iiardsmen who comply with all rog- I illations laid down by consress on a j basis Mifficli.'iitly liberal to insure the i A ., , iunr recruiting of approximately 100.000 iQlie Mail IS MlleCl men, thy ultimate size of the pro posed continental army. To make certain the availability for feueral use i in, tinm of war or great emergency of all men who participate in this payment, the plan contemplates au- i thorizinsr the president to draft them into a volunteer army. ; Constitutional Authority. itMMOH'r I WENT! MINERS 'i Three Are Known to Be Seriously In jured; Rescue Work Is Pro gressing Rapidly, Members nf the committee are vir tually unanimous in the opinion that congress ban full constitutional an-J thority to enact such a measure and j that it can be so' formulated as to j withstand any attack through the courts. The system of regulation con-; teinplatod Is of a broad character, do-; i-iMied to provide for the training and discipline of the guardsmen in peace: times in a way that Will insure effi-j eiotit organizations for volunteer war service. Onlv the administration of the law would be left with the war lo-! partniont. it Is proposed also to pro-j vide under these regulations for the co-ordination of enlistment periods, J Physical standards, and the ,-xamina- tions which officers appointed by state I I'lithoritics must pass for an adequate. Jeserve system for the ?uard and for. Ftandardizod method of recruiting to Hi Mi:. ai:i. lti I'oiMi i) Kll.lj;i IN MINK. Indiana, I'a., Feb. I I. Six teen men are reported to have been killed, four others injured and about eight nioiv entombed by an explosion of gas late today in mine Nu. 2 of the Jefferson and Clatfield Coal and Iron coiu panv at Finest, six mil's fi'"in' here. James .McGuii'f. a-ied .",0, one if the resellers, who was overcome bv Pas and was brought here late loniirht, said that before he left sixteen bodies wire brought to the surface. One body, that of Course I!iin ti.n, Jr., a mine motornian, was discovered earlier. More than 100 rescuers are working in re bus to leaeli the entombed men. The Day in Congress i b " M.NATK. . j Considered Nicaragua)! treaty in' cxeeiqivc session. Military affairs committee decided to begin preparation of army bill Monday. Hub-committee investigating; nomi nation of Louis U. lirandeis to sii )riiiH. bench decided to subpoena Charles S. Mellon. : cplionents of Nicaragu.in treaty virtually conceded victory to admiuis- j tration advocates of ratification. I Adjourned nt 4;tiu p, m. until noon j Saturday. I General debut,- on the j.ostoffice ap. J propriation bill resumed. ' Naval and military affairs commit-' tees .ontinued hearings on the na tional defense. Mili'ary committee concluded hear-, inps on army increase bills. j Hearings on administration ship. I'uroluis.. bill continued before merch ant marine committee. AdlouriU'd at 5:22 p. m. until noon Siturday. ! MORNINa JOURNAL PCIAL Lfl'.tD WIP Indiana. Pa.. Feb. 11. cue man was killed, three seriously injured, and a score of men entombed by a gas explosion late today in mine No. 2 of the Jefferson and Clearfield Coal and Iron company at Krin-st. six miles from hero. One hundred volunteers, including miners from various parts of the county, have entered the mine and are working in relays in an effort to reach tlie entombed men. The explosion occurred in an entry iust off the main entry of iho mine. More than one hundred men were nt work at the tune out un in.-tiiuM'u escape with the exception of thlrty vevon who were trapped by falling rock and debris. lUsciie parties were organised at once and thirteen of this number were brought to the surface several hourv after the explosion. A number were seriously hur. Later the body of George Bullion. Jr.. aged -'. mine inntonnan, wa recovered. The injured included W. It. Nord. used 2: Mike Carroll, aped 37, and Tony Willsh, agd JS. The condition pi Nold in critical. Entente Powers Say to Treat Armed Merchantmen Com ing to U, S, Ports as War ships Would Be Unneutral, GENERAL BOYCOTT OF THIS COUNTRY LIKELY Washington Takes German View Regarding Right of Submarine to Strike Enemy Without Warning, (V MGMNINO JOURNAL &PICIAI. LCAKtO Wlftl! Washington, Feb. 11. Iuplomatie negotiations of various characters will confront the 1'nited States as the re sult of the expected Intention of the German and Austrian governments to treat armed merchant ships of the entente allies as war vessels after Feb ruary 2!". Apparently it Is certain, if the tem pi r of Ihe allied governments can be Judged by the feelings of their diplo matic rep resell t a I i ves bore, that any attempt by the rnited States to change the pn'scnt rule permitting the use of American ant ships armed for poses will be met by ( 'orrespondonec also low if the rnited States assumes a po sition which coincides with that of Germany and Austria regarding the right of submarines lo sink armed .'hips without warning. On the other hand the rnited Stales itself may take the initiative should the entente allies Impose a virtual boycott of American ports in the event, of this government deciding that armed merchant ships entering Amer ican waters are ships of war, and therefore suhjent to Internment. Wait I'orinal Texts. The definite attitude of the 1'nited States toward the stated intention of Germany and Austria will be determ ined after the formal text of the notes which have been handed to Ambas sador Gerard and Ambassador Pen field, ate received from Ilerlin and Vienna. Unco the-texts are before of fieials here it is believed the position of this government quickly will be do. fined. Duly eighteen days remain he fore German and Austrian submarine commanders will start to put their new Instructions Into operation. The view of at b ast some of the rep resentatives of the entente allies here is that any change made In the rule bearing on submarine warfare during the war would bo an unneutral act. The governments are represented as not bolim prepared to admit that there has been any change In the condition of naval warfare which would war rant merchant ships armed for defen sive purposes being characterized as warships. Problem ( oiiiplloulnl. In Teutonic' quarters, however. It is contended that merchant ships armed for defensive purposes are really arm ed for resistance and that merchant ships have no right to resist. More over, it is claimed by Germany that It is impossible to adVie to the princi ple of warning merchant ships, in ac cordance with the views of the United States, should they be armed; a sin gle shell of small caliber being- suf ficient to sink any submarine which might attempt to warn such a vessel. It is admitted submarines have a rilfht to stop enemy armed merchantmen. American officials seem InHined to the View that the contentions of the German and Austrian governments lire well founded, and from seven, 1 quar ters today came the Information that the United States might warn its na tionals to remain off merchant ships that are armed. This, it was said in German circles, was precisely what the German and Austrian governments have been aiming to achieve. , Would Not Permit. Iloycoll. The possibility of the entente allies putting into effect a practical boycott of American ports was widely dis cussed In official circles during- the day. It has been intimated that the allies might see fit to permit only a sufficient number of th.ir unarmed ships to enter American ports to take away merchandise ami goods consign ed to themselves. It was admitt 'd in .iigh ofticial quarters that should sue), a plan be put into effect, action of Mime kind might have to be taken. Information obtained from p"ii':u'H ii, a position to In- familiar wi'ii ll.e aft.i'rr of the entente allies Is to tic 'feet that, the suggestions or ci Cnir i :J id. tes in ils recent clrctila,- ir.einor ,n, dam regarding tlie disarming ( i.'i -reliant men will be aimv,"ed un favorably. It is contended t! .t such slug, si, '.lis lack regularity tied the gov erni.'iits are reporter) as fenlmg s it'sfii d that the Ceri.Miilc pi were .aiiM-t In confined unjer.ihc terms of tbe Memorandum t" uiiv..inl at t.icks ,.i n armed iner .liaiit.opii. U w;ii insist, d in otn quarters ihaU'l.c r.oi'cc hi the German and Aus'tiaii m-n i'iiiii' nts was nle:id:"l (o murk Indiscriminate and wholesale uttacks b- submarines. SEVERE BATTLES ON SLAV FRQN T; FRENCH ATTACK IAN LINES Heavy Artillery Engagements Between Italians and Aus trians Bring No Unusual Re sults to Either Side, RUSSIANS DEFEAT TURKS IN CAUCASUS UNITED STATES HAS NOT TRIED TO HUMILATE GERMAN EMPIRE Secretary Lansing, Chairmen Stone and Ford and Vice President Marshall Issue Important Statements, CORRECTS IMPRESSION OF THE CHANCELLOR British Force Again Fails in j No Terms Have Been Stated Attempt to Reach Kut-cl-l From Washington Which Amara, Accoiding to Con stantinople Report, want war. We want p- ace, but peace ulth honor and all ihut oni adminis tration is living to accomplish is an amicable settlement honorable to both sides," Any Power Might Not ingly Agree To, lav unnftiNa juuRNii triciAl. lAiio wiftll Kxeepi for the Artois region -,fj France and the Volhynian an 1 oast i Galiclnir sections of the Kuss.ali line, the inactivity that has prevailed for several days continues. , The Italians and An.strians keeping up their artillery duels the Austro-ltallan front despite heavy snows in the mountain regions; and here und there delivering inlan- , try attacks sigalnst each oilier, buti without npprooiulMV result! In AI-, banla the Auslro-lliingarians havej occupied Ticrann, a short distance to the northeast of the port of Wura.zo, j MISSIONARY WORK FOR LATIN-AMERICA tT M Oft NINO JOURNAL Sf tCIA (.FAttO Wiftll Panama, Feb. II. A comprehen sive surxoy.of nil l.atin-Aiiierlca for Tiiture occupation for missionary Work was made today In addresses bv spelters for both j,tlii-Ain, ilea and the United Stales at the second dav's session ,1' the congress on religious work, in I .at I ii-A in,) lea which bad under discussion the subject, "Sui vey ami i iccupat ion." Th" attitude of a majority of the delegates was olced by I U'. Silas 1 ,. I'auglicrty, of Philadelphia, who de clared that in view of the mien si taken in the I'llHed Slates ii, Latin American affairs eomiuer, lalh , busi ness and religion should march hand In hand. 4 Hit of this he said would arise a true Latln-Ainoi leanban which would be helpful to both sections of the western hemisphere. Other speakers dollwrod addresses along similar lines, noliiblv the Itev. If. C. Tucker, of New York, who made a strong' pba for earnest work among the Indians t !i I'oughout the Americas. The Indians, he mid, had been despoiled ruthlessly by the fore, fathers ol both Latin und Anglo. Saxon. HILL DRAFTEO I WOULD REMOVE i TARIFF MAKING FROiMITICS Congressman Frank mus Introduces M Harmony With President Wilson, E, Dorc- easure in Ideas of DEFENSE IN MEYER CASE HAS NON-PARTISAN BOARD IS PROVIDED FOR Satisfactoiy Method of Meet ing Foreign Commercial Raids Is Devised, in Opinion of Michigan Statesman, are on the Iftr MUHNIN4 JOURNAL ftPKCIA'. LftAftftO Wlftl Washington, Feb, 11. Secretary Lansing, In a statement secured here by the Wolff bureau, a semi-official German news agency, for publication In Germany, declares that the 1'nited States has askcl nothing of Germany during the course of the l.usltalils ne gotiations which could not wnh honor and dignity be compiled with. The statement was sought as a reply to an Interview with the German Imp, r ial chancellor, widely published In this country, In which It was contend ed thai to meet the requirements of the United Stales would Impose an .1. 1.,.. ,..a,.l.,LJ ,., ill-,, I I U 111 IIHII M -II lllillll l-l- '""" ' many. r,'t4'"' ; Kxprcssions similar to that of Mr. Russians I Mini Turks. Lansing were obtained from Cluilrmnn Petrograd says the Russians in stone, of the iicnate committee on for Hieir operation against the TulkiCoIgn relations; Chairman Flood of the continue to make progress and that I hnus" committee on foreign affairs, all attolnpls by the Ottomans to as-jan,l Vice President Marshall. Mime an offensive are being p lit ,lon Secretary Lansing's Mews were set by the Russian force. Ili-nibard-j forth as follows: meni of the Turkish positions on thei Noiblng Humiliating, lllack sea coast is being kept up by u ;, .secretary of State Lansing's uussian torpeuo cran. an mo n-,1(M. .,... y ... ,,, interview purporting to hav. Ift-tCIAL CUftXMPOHOINCI TO MONMIMA JOUftNAU Washington. Fob. 11. -For the first time In the history of American poll tics a sane mid Intelligent attempt Is lo be made to "take the tariff out of politics" and h'" American business mill Industrial life stirct-nsii from tho violent and upsetting fluctuations of a tax ratu fixed through partisan ship. The author tf the movement Is ItcproHcntativn Frank '.. Dorumus pf Michigan, chuirniiirt of the democratic national congressional committee. In a bill introduced by him he propositi to establish a tariff commission, nu nearly nonpartisan ns possible, for tho Investigation of facts, and In the same oiil-d iwn ciitlridge and several others measure n cioines inc. leaeiui uawe ai tin, Mover home I hi ee cars ago. j fommlrsicn with power to fix rates John Suniniervllle, nienib, r of the TBV MUftNINft JUIIftNAL ftKCIAL LftAtftD Wtftftl Winters,-!, Iowa, Feb. II. After a pun expert had testified today that tin, bullet found in the brain of Fthol i Meyer was 100 light In weight to have Iconic from the -3S caliber revolver 'that lay by her side, the defense be igau Its Inning In the trial of Mrs, Ida 1 Meyer, charged with compli, It y in the ; murder of her L'tl-yar-old daughter- In-law. It was the expert evidence the de fense attacked first by putting on the stand Walter Iilniler, nephew of the defendant, who mid he once owned -the revolver. lie testified he hud I Whittled down a bullet In on,, cart ridge and that lie left the revolver. Ml, or hand, Constantinople asserts that in the fighting between the Turks and the Itrltlsh in Mesopotamia, the llrll ish attempted an advance from the right bank of the Tigris but were compelled to retreat to their old po sitions. Hard fighting still is in progress around Vimy, where the French un did, avoring to recapture positions taken from them recently by the Ger mans. Ilerlin reports that four French tjtacks, In 'his region have to been given by the German chancellor be said that while he illdikcc, to comment on press dis patches of this sort, its authoritative character seemed to require It In order that a wrong impression might be re moved. He went on lo say (hut be was at a loss lo understand what tin, chancellor meant by the requirements, of this government being an 'Impossi ble humiliation.' "IK' said that nothing had been ask ed of (b rmany which was pot reasou- coroiior's Jury, testified he was able to work the revoher after set oral ef forts. He said lu examined I'Mod Meter's hand and' wrist and found them well muscled. Several witnesses testified Fthol Meters health was bad and Wllma Meyer, daughter of the defendant, said Fthol Meyer once "threatened to do something desperate" unless her health Improved. SON AND PAL CHARGED WITH FATHER'S MURDER within certain constitutional limita tions to be laid down by congress. , Students of the in riff in both poli tical parties declare Mr. Ilorutnus to be a pioneer In direction cntltlltu: him to the support of nil whn reallz-t tbe evils of iiHlnu the tariff its a po litical foot hall. It Is asserted that business, men of whatever political nfflllstioii will stand by the Uoromus bill to a man when oneij they coma to understand Its alms and purposes. Must P.lock Coiiuiwmal Raid. "It Is not altogether a new Idea villi mo," said Mr. Doremus. "I voted for a tarllt comiubtslon in the lilxty-socoiid congress. I roKarded jt as desirable at that time, but now. with the Kuropcan war ihreateninn to end with a eoinmerc.lul raid on th" United fiir.tiis, I b Ucv. A Imperative. We must hate a flexible and readily A NON-PARTISAN TICKET The time lias come when the clli.ens of Mhiiqiici-quc the men who arc not I lying lo gvt offh-o Wilier lor iIiciiim-Ivcs or for their friends I he men who have no axes to grind -boiild demand a radical change in the method of electing; their officials. The city of Albuquerque 1 a 1,1a c,.i'Miiatloii doing business on u capital of eighteen million dollars. There Is no more reason why Its mayor and coiiiii'ilinen should be chosen on political ground-, than why the ,iro-ddei,t mid director-, of a bunk should bo clivtoo) Is-cnuso they arc republicans or iIciiks-iiiIs. I or Miiuo tea in Ihe gotcinmotil of the city has been one of Inetrii-ieocy almost of linlxx-UU). The fault has not Is-en so much with tho men who composed the ikIiiiIiiIkIiiiMoii as with the fun damental vli-e of the system itself. I'lnving' for poll! leal inlt antiie lias boon Ihe chief aim of I hose el, vied to oft lee. What the clly has nee, led was men who would give their earnest mid palrlollc scrtliiM, to the whole people without thought of party or personal iidtaiiccriicnt. Thai Ii just w hut tho city has not bud. There Is a strong' M,piilar demand In Albuquerque for sonic, tiling like the coiiiiuissloii form of government, Whether such a step Is wise at this time Is a matter for calm and un-clflsh consid eration, lti, i there can Is no doubt thai tlie time has passed when (sirty politics should have any part in the selection of our olfl claN. The .loiirnal is nnqiialif ieillt In I'utor of the election of a uoii parllsan ticket in the approaching city election. If cares not whether the men nn,el on that ticket an republicans, demo crats, socialists or prohibit iioiNls. Jnsl mi long as ihey arc patriotic, efficient men willing; to gltc their time and their best effort in the Interests of the -lt.v. , tftV MCRNINa JOUftHAl STIltA, LftACIO Wlftt) , I Grenvllle. Pa., Fob. U.J. Fred 'Christy, nieid 17, son of John V. f'brisly,' We.. Ithy filmier, whose body was found tit the bottom of an (ihiin-i , doped mine shall near here last Tiles- adlustable bulwark tiKalnst such A jday, and Fay Ltzwcllcr, aged l!fl, wen, raid. If im do not, we shall be tho I, -n rei.ted here today charged with the victims of our own Incapacity. , j murder of Christy. According to tin "Tin, federal trade commission ol iauthoiitles, Christy confessed bis part lendv bus powers. quallfl'InK it to I in the crime, sat iug ho gave FUwellor j$r,0 to fire the shot which caused his father's den th. ! Robbery was the motive for the jrrinie, uoeurdiiig to the police, After 'tho boys had been given a healing late jtoilay Ihey were hurriedly taken In i Mercer, twenty miles distant, otvlng Ito fears of possible viol, lice, SUFFRAGISTS TO i MAKE HARD FIGHT FOR AMENDMENT I ! Women Have $60,000 and Propose to Make Congi ess men Vote With Them or n Thejr Districts, TADDYTIN SUDDENLY BECAME GOOD INDIAN IftV MOIMN9 JOURNAL rt CIAL LtACLD Wl,, Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. II. Taddytin. ihe Navajo brave shot to death by a policeman, was prevented from slay Ins the officer only through the fail 'urij of the Imiian'f: revolver to fire af ter he pulled the tiig-r three times, a cording to a dispatch- today from Flagstaff, Ariz., where an Indian rtiu uer arrived with three letters from 'Water Runkc Indian agent at Tubal City. . ' , ' Rwnke's letteri!. dated January 39 und 'We'bruary ' and 5. quoted Unoffi cial 'eports received by the writer. Khlcr mid that Taddytin s head was it tu; lly shot off by the policeman. been put down and also thai a simi lar offensive, with a like purpose lo tile south of the Sollllne resulted in failure. Ai Illicit I '.a I lies Con slatil. The French, however, hate been active with their artillery at various points and have caused considerable damage to Gorman positions. Ill the Riga section f the Russian front artillery duels have boon in progress. In "ol' nia, near Teh, .me rino, the Russians have repulsed Teu ton counter-attacks and to the north west of Tarnopol have hi Id a stra legje post despite an attack of Hum eri, -ally superior ioivos if Aiislro HungariaiiS, : rding to Petrograd. Official denial is made in Loudon of a claim by !rlin that German torpedo boats "a nk off the liogg.-r Rank a P.ritish cruiser and torpe doed another boat of this class. The Rritlsh denials indicate that it was one ,,r four mine sweeping vessels that was sunk. The Relglan legation in London brands as untrue ;J report thuti fl'.elylunt nc-nlly nutde peace proposals to Get man;'. NITRATE SUPPLY OF COUNTRY ABUNDANT (V MOSNINO JOUftNAI. t-flCAL LfALGO ttlll Washington, Feb. II. How the United States could lua inifaet 111 its own nitrates essential to gunpowder by electrical po"M-i from iiatiHabb streams. If tbe country should be out -ff from its present supply In chile, Whs explained to the house military committee today by President Wash burn of the American Cyanide com pany. Kigiiteen inor bs would elapse Jn plant I onsiiii ni n before the maii ii fact urc of mtiatu could h" tiegnn Feasiblu Wutir pinver bites, be said, wore n the 'i.U'il,ln liver, In Ore gon and at. ii ,.-- II Shoals, Ala. Should toe rviii(rte Industry be do. veloped in t.'-a i.-t , inlry, Mr. Wash burn estimated tbdt tho present an nual ferUliiB-r blli,-of J 1 7 a.ooo.ootl paid by Amerieati cut la half. faimors would be . 1 01.- and fair and Willi which a nation; could no, comply without doing vjo-i I, -nco I,, its honor and dignity; that ! his gov, rni, lout's demands had not lie, ii increased since they were imtdc on May I, last , that it had Sought ffJV MOAMNft JUUANAL New ol Ii, Fob. I I. series of eonl'elelioos plan ,n W'lllcli suiiraglsis etery wav, in the colli roversy, to show ; count ry ! tin greatest consideration In the Ger-1 ( ;ini p,',l-n man got crnim-nt and people in'l hiinv c.ui though Ils efforts to this olid have ' . ,, , apparently oecu misinterpreted, ltw'lfi M lu" would coni i n ii t- to do so In order that 'j'1' fl ' " 1 this unfortunate dispute ina.t, if pos- I'enli.sj Ivania, sthle, In- honorably arranged out of uV"fk. siiic re wish to ma inci In tlie tradition. ''I1111 al Iriendly relations between the Unit. d Stales and I ici many." Following is the statement us to 'senator Stone: Stall inoiil by Stone. 'Senator Stone declared Oat it In his lonfldeiit belief that no officer connected with the government of tho 1'nited stales has any wish or pur poM to humiliate the German govorn m1 tit or the German people. Further more. In- did not bolbvo that It Ih within the power of any government oi'teial ben- to humihate Gcniiuiiy." 1 ; , I rcsenlat ,t ,- Flood said: "I do n"l think that these exists ally desire on the unit of any mi" connect ed with the American government to! oi. raphically III support , I il lit in I . lay N, w Mar t A L I A A ft D WIRft, -The fn-t of a lii means of lo organ!.,- the to unify their if I he Susan I.'.. II H'llll It ie II l gales were I lolawarc, and New ,1 handle some phases of a raid from Lurono. Therefore, I believe It to be jlhe body whleh should handle all phases. If the tariff Is tu be me of the weapons, then, under proper safe guards und limitations, this weapon also should bo placed In tho hands of Ihut commission. "Again 1 have In mind the deadly 1 blight, which a general revision of tho tariff casts upon till our activities. I For six months to a year everylhliiK Islands still. Washington sv,arm with business men who come here to try lo Influence the tux rate for one or another. Their anxiety In malty cases Is extreme. Wants suihlll.lug Ieo"ce. 'What 1 am seeking- l a general Rotornor or equalizer by nieons f which wo (.hall be prolitoled atwlnst violent extremes of luxation, s It Is now with the tariff nu ever-prcel1t issue, between the patties no sooner does a party return 0, power nftor br- oiit I h.m it tuimiilons congress in ixtra. session for trio purpose in over hauling the tariff from top to bot tom. And from tho, moment rim control ol the Rovcln uienl. changes until the retision of the tariff is com pleted, business Is stagnant. That I pgald the greatest evil Counectud with larilf Issue. "My plan is to hate congress do no more than lay down the Keiioial lim itations within which file tax shall bo fixed. Let it frame Ihe general rub' that is to govern. Then b't the fed iral trad,- commission, using the lads brought to It by commission, plaie the rates at the point whore Ihey will do the people of the United si iiis in., in,, si is nod and best euro I Ui I el'si'V land were loade for lalsnig for sending orgamzcis into the where women alieady hate tin The purpose of Mils effort, It W In slates Vote. IS OX- i Plained, was for all Ihe tutors to urge"" 'their sinatoi-s and representatives t, 'sui ii the proposed amendment oiigrcss. About blinniiu: the colon, campaign tor this movement up to $ CO .mil). At Ihe no, ling today the Congrcs Moiial I 1 1 1 , j ii lor Woman Suffrage or gaul.ed Ihe mid - A t la 1 ,1 if stales' ooii lercnee. It was announced that all the other stales are to be M'uupcd into similar conl, r, noes, the chairman of i a, h group to din-el Ihe uiotonicnt lo ,,r;.inie evert- congressional district. n solution which was adopiou win require or attempt to require any ac tion oil the part of the Gorman Rov ernnieiit that would in the least hu miliate Germany, our government and our people, are most friendly In ward Germany and this Kovrnuient has only demanded what has b en ab solutely iieces.sary under tlie circum stances. There Is certainly no desire in take from Germany any proper 'teapnn that she might employ. It is most unfortunate that 111, -so criticisms I come at this particular and critical' lime." I t mi,. Sain Impartial. n, Vice President Marshall was quol-jl: CI an follows: j lo "I have the utmost contideiiie in;,, the slate department i,n,l boli'te that ii is only living to uphold the recog iiimI iiiito iples of inlei ii. initial law and maintain Ihein Impartially against all belligerents. We do not want to humiliate Germany. NothiiiR Is fur will be wat a;, a thtr from our thoughts. W do not jprujided. for the revenues of the got ornuiei.t. Would (,lt, WcS,n Needed1. "A sodden onslaught from a foreign source, intended to Wipe Olll nil .tiiui f nulls' i'iiii industry, then would have to moil the intelligent anon, ion "' federal trad,- commission armed with all the weapons. Including a flexible. He. If, by reason oi u mum,,, French or German export bunnij, mo tlexihh- tax rate proves Insumclent $;,, , was pledbod, '" eliocK urn invasion. u,o iu i-,..- fund niu-aion can iiihum- me .-n...... ...... Nllos )lacod within ils command. H will have access to all the nuns in tno armoiy and run use the one which will sine the host and will not huvo to iik a U!-lnch rllle to kill a t-prtr-row." Th,- Iinronitis bill calls for a tanfT ooinmisfion to bo composed of five members, no more than thno to be of the same political party. The term of of 1 1 n o is to 1-c ten yens and the (sal ary ? 1 a. duo a year. on illusion's lutlc.- Defined. The duties of the com m issum ale. laid down In tho second section of the hill In the following language: "To Inv, stigate In connection and In eo-o,,eration with tho federal tiudo , online,, am the possibilities of est.lb I. suing new industries in Ihe United St it,' - and to recommend to the eoo vress the encouragement of in w m !c, i.-H in all cases whore neutral conditions, in the Judgment of the c on, in',- -Ion. Justify the belief thai fin Ii Industries can b,' made perma nent (This rtl'ers t i such enterprises as the manufacture of (l.to-tilt'fs.l To iit . stigaie tho advisability of (lie , stahlishment by congress of max imum and minimum import duties, within which th" federal trade com mission, under the uuthority of con dress, may readjust such rates from time to time, ua to investigate U asking lb- Su- Auoth-r be sent to president ll-oii, him In eoiisahi very earefnllv I . I l, . ,, - it ii-llll II n 111 resolution called upon all senators and 1 1 pl-esciiiat Ives "to vole and work t"i " tin- anien, lim ids. The assertion was made alors ai,, l 1 1 pi eseiilal It i s "onfraii.-bised" --tales tail I he pi i.po: ed a loeotl incut. tli.,t if sell- i from the lo SUppoli i anipaig us , nsl their re-election. RiMikir U iishlo-on Praised. New York, Feb. I I. Tributes to th in irv and achi, t ,-n, cuts of the late inker T. Washington were paid by olers iii negro educational work at a big nii,iiial in, cling held to night al ('aiingi, hall under the aus-.,c,-l nf the Tusk, igoe I ll-Sl II U 1 e. which Wasbinglon osl.iblished, Hampton in ;Ulutc, and the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes. St th liw, furnicr mayor of New York, I