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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
CITY CITY EDITION EDITION THIRTY vol 41 .SKVFNTIC . . 1. YEAR. PUN MEASURES Fll PROTECTION Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, May 19, 1916. THE WEATHER IF AMERICANS NOW IN MEXICO for in Consuls Summoned to Border for Conferences vvitn Mili tary Leaders; Concerted Steps Contemplated, lj S. CITIZENS BELOW BORDER NUMBER 3,000 Colony in Capital Officially Stated to Consist of 1,200 Members; Removal Not Be ing Publicly Discussed, IT MORNIN" JOURNAL RRICIAL LIASflD Will Washington, May 18. While wait int reopening of diplomatic discus sion" with Carranza and results of the military campaign against outlaw i..n.l 'the i'nited States government I, considering further measures ,'.r..i..rti(in of American interests MpxK'O. ' several consuls from the Interior of Mexico have been ordered to the bor der for conferences which are ex pected to result in recommendations to the department in the interest of American lives and property across the southern boundary. Coincident with the gathering of the consuls, the .toi iicnartment today announced M-tial returns of the census of Amer icans In .Mexico, recently orueieu. n was stated officially that the American colony at Mexico Cily now numbers 1 niO Reports from other points in dicate, that there may now be less than 3,000 citizens of the United States In nil Mexico. Concerted titei rmlU'ted. The consuls' references, among themselves and with General Funston and other military leaders, are ex- DM'ted to result In concerted steps t to further safeguard Americans and their property. Whether the question of effecting removal of Americans still remaining in the bandit Infested regions will bo considered, was not disclosed here officially. Consul Letcher of Chihuahua will come to Washington after border conferences to make a tailed report to the state department. Xo important military develop ments in Mexico or along the border were reported. Officials here are closely observing the campaign be gun by General Trevino in southern nd western Chihuahua against the outlaws who raided the Big liend dis trict. Official dispatches- today stated that Colonel Sibley, in pursuit of the outlaws who raided Glenn Springs and l)oiiiillas, had a temporary base bout forty miles south of the boun dary. With Carranza troops reported moving northward toward the Coa huila border, army officers believed it possible that the bandits might be caught between the Carranza and American forces. Rescue of Dceimer Confirmed. The rescue of Jesse Deemer and his negro cook, Moliroe Payne, cap tured in the Glenn Springs raid, was officially confirmed during the day. State department dispatches indi cated that the strike of Mexican rail way employes wns spreading. Shop employes at Piedras Negras were re ported to have walked out, prevent ing movement of trains from the sQtith since May 14. It also was official, reported that the railroad employes t Guadalajara struck May 16 and that Aguas Calientes was cut off from railroad communication because of the strike. Mexicans ltc't Improvement. The Mexican embassy tonight an nounced the receipt of dispatches from Mexico City saying construction hud begun on the railway line which will cross the states of Yucatan, Chia pas, Camneche. anil Tabasco from the Caribbean sea to tho Pacific. The j aaviceg also stated that the national monetary commission shortly would Promulgate regulations to become ef fective June 1, to set forth the meth od and basis of settlement of obll Ratlons contracted for payment In metallic money, before the issuance 'he present paper currency; that wices had been opened in the capi tal where claimants' to properties seized by the constitutionalist govern -net during the recent revolution m&J' present their applications for re statement to their titles; that the nlng camps of Guanajuato were rapidly resuming operations and that 'moral Carranr.a had ordered the WKinning of harbor imnrnvempnts at THE WKATIIKU FORECAST. Denver, Colo.. May IS. New Mex ico: Friday generally fair south por tion, probably rain north portion; Sat urday generally fair. ' LOCAL WEATHER HETORT. For twenty-four hour, ending at P. m. yesterday. Maximum temperature, 73; mini mum, 34; range, 41; temperature at 6 o clock yesterday afternoon , 6S: southwest winds, clear, CITY BAXK CLEARINGS. Yesterday $4,4Sti.4b Dally by Carrier or Mall, Oc a Month, Single Copies, 6 UNITED STATES SERGEANT RIDES ACROSS BORDER AND IS KILLED to round up tho stray mules, he had ridden the most fractious horse in the regiment over the hurdles, a feat he could not have accomplished It was contended, if he had not been sober. Served Second Enlistment. Furnian was serving his second en listment, having signed at the Colum bus, Ohio, barracks. He has two sis ters in Brooklyn, 4, y.( one of them being a Mrs. Faber ut No. 2 Manitou street. (iencral Oavira says that American soldiers witnessed the shooting but made no effort to return the fire of the Mexicans. At Camp Cotton to night it was said that while shots were heard, nobody witnessed tho incident, SPIXIAI. agent is Sl MMOXEI) HOME Mexican Customs Guards Shoot American Who En ters Strip of Alien Soil Formed by River's Shifting VICTIM, INTOXICATED, FIRED FIRST, IS CLAIM San Antonio, May IS. t'neonflrmed reports reached General Funston to day that James L, Rodgers, special agent of the state department, with General Carranza, had received in structions to return to the I'nited States. .Mr. Kodgers has had some difficulty on account of wire condi tions in communicating with the state department, and his summons to this i suuni oiln .f ,V, K.....I.... . I... I " merely for the purpose of reporting more fully on conditions In Mexico. Technical Culpability of Offi cer Admitted by Americans; Authorities of Both Coun tries Are Investigating, lay unna, journal arieiAt Lltaao mmti Kl Paso, May is. Sergeant Har ry Furnian, a member of the machine. gun company of the Twenty-third In fantry, was shot and killed on Mexi can soil and a mile anil a half east Of Juarez today by Mexican customs GI..V. FFXSTOX NOT VET ORDERED 'IX) COXEEHEXCEI I San Antonio. Tex.. May 18. Gener-I al Funston said tonight he had re ceived no Instructions to go to Kl Paso to meet Americun consuls from Mex ico, to discuss the Mexican situation. nor had he received any official com munication regarding a reported con ference with them. Genern) finvlrn .1nnrr command er. and other Mexican officials, say I sinner Furnian crossed the International boundary in an intoxicated condition and fire, on the customs guard be fore he was made the target of their Wires Tapped on Morgan's Complaint V MORNING JOURNAL tPICIAL HACfO WIRf) New York, May Is.- The telephone wire of the law firm of Seymour & Seymour whs tapped by the police; District Attorney Swann asserted to night, not because liny were search ing fur a clue to a plot that might re sult In International complications, its Mayor Mltchel and Police Commis sioner Woods had intimated earlier in the day, hut because .1. p. Morgan -Co. hud complained lhat official doc uments were being stolen from their office. The Morgan documents were given to someone who had desk room in Seymour & Seymour's office, Mr. Swann declared, and who had real ized large sums by selling the infor mation they contained to American munition manufacturers. He made It clear that Seymour - S- ymour had no connection with this transaction. On the other hand. Mayor Mltchel and Commissioner Woods, who prev iously had appeared before the Thompson legislative committee, de manding a hearing on the wire tap ping charges, maintaining that the telephone hail been tapped in the reg ular line of police work, confirmed in part the district attorney' story, but insisted that their rather guarded re Port of a plot still held good. Hoth Issued formal statements In which they decried the Investigation into the tapping of telephone wires, not only because it had disturbed tele phone users, but because It bad In terfered with the police when en gaged in work touching the Interests of the I'nited States in the Interna tional relations of our government." District Attorney Swann made this statement after he had appeared be fore the Thompson committee in ex ecutive session, with Frederick Sey mour, a member of the, Seymour firm, and Commissioner Woods. Itoth Mayor Mltchel and Commls- Woods confirmed the district attorney's statement that Seymour ITALIANS CHECK FOES IN TIROL; GERMAN FORCES L OSE AT VERDUN King Victor Emmanuel's Men Occupy New Territory and Retake Lost Trenches; French Guns Deadly, THREE TEUTON SHIPS ARE SUNK IN BALTIC Two Accounted for by Russian Submarines, One by Brit ish; Eight Fishing Smack Shelled. Seymour were in no way Involved. It Mng to Home. fBV MORNIN4 JOURNAL BMCIAL Lf AMD WIRI) The Italians in southern Tyrol now are tenaciously holding back the Aus trluns from further inroads Into their positions. In the l.etlro valley, south west of Trent, and in the l-aguiinu val ley, to the south of the city, the Aus triuns, after heavy artillery prepara tion, threw vicious attacks against tho Italian lines, but all of them were re pulsed with heavy casualties, accord- UNGUARDED CONVICTS ATTEND BALL GAME Columbus. ., May 18. Forty-five convict, unguarded, left the Ohio slate penitentiary wall,, today, went to the Columbus American association ball park, where they participated in a ball game either us players or as rooters, and returned again to their cells tonight. The convict team was defeated, 88 to ti, In ten Innings, by a leant composed mainly of enlisted men from the I'nited States army barracks at Columbus. The prisoner,.! were free for the day , tils. V al lien p. t , Thomas told them this was their day. I lc sides the baseball siiiud those who attended the game included the penitentiary hand and a number of prisoners. The convict team wore plain gray baseball uniforms marked with the letters "O. P." The story of the game was written from the press box by a prisoner reporter for the Ohio Penitentiary News, a paper printed by the convicts. The proceeds of I he game will go to charity. 11,000,000 IS STILL NEEDED FOR NATION'S EXPENDITURES was brought out, however, that the firm had acted as counsel for a large City the de- LMiOR THOCHLES SPREADING,. IS ItEIOHT Laredo, Tex., May IS. Passengers arriving in Nuevo Laredo today from Mexico City said the disaffection iRmnn? employes of Mexican railways was spreading rapidly. No trains. It was stated, are being run on some railway divisions, while generally all freight train service has been an nulled. Passengers from the Interior today fluted they had been informed the de facto government had ordered de partment heads of all railways to re sume normal service by Saturday or suffer the consequences. It was stated also by Mexicans reaching the border that a committee of railway employes who culled on the authorities in Mex ico City were lodged in jail, and that one prominent Mexican railway labor leader had been sjbot at Aguas Callen-tcs. Iresl.vterlan Moderator Elc1ed. Atlantic City, May IS. President John A. Marquis, of Coe college, Ce dar Rapids, la., wns elected modera tor of the general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United State here late today. company ' commander fire, Furman's says he saw the sergeant but a short time before the shooting and that he appeared perfectly sober. I The shooting was first reported by ! General Oavira to Generall Bell at Fort HHss. General Hell detailed MaJ. George D. Moore and Cnpt. Wil liam U. Graham of the Twentieth in fantry to make a joint investigation In company with the Mexican military Judge and two officers named by Gen eral Oavira, This investigation disclosed that Furnian, while searching for stray mules, rode a horse upon a strip of Mexican soil left north of the Rio Grande by the shifting of the river bed. He was armed w ith a pistol. Amer ican army men admit that he was not within his rights In penetrating Mex ican soil. His pistol had heen recently fired, two chambers being empty. General Reli said tonight be had absolutely no evidence to show whether Furnian or the Mexican fired first. General Hell will report the matter to Gen eral Funston. munition manufacturer hundling Mor gan business, DEMOCRATS IN COLORADO ARE RACKING WILSON i, n aimamt nr fqtatf VL.nninii I vi uuimil. 'I,ouls were Instructed by RARRP Li FRflM STAN I convention here today to Ul II II IU.L I I I W f I -f I i i a PEACE TALK IS AGAIN CURREN T N ISRITON Wilson's Acceptance of Invi tation to Speak Before League Is Regarded as Sig nificant in Official Circles, (aPICIAL CORRMPONDINCI TO MORNINS JOURNAL! Colorado Springs, Colo., May IS. Mrs. Sophia Gertrude Chellew, who Is suing in tho county court to es- I tabllsh her claims as a widow of the late Winfield Scott Stratton, million aire mining man. to one-holf. of the Stratton estate, was declared an in terested party and an Incompetent Witness In the trial of the case today beforo Judge V. P. Kinney, who de clined to allow her to testify. The defense scored another victory when R. L. Parker of Texas, was barred on the same grounds, evidence being Introduced to show that Mrs. Chellew had entered into a contract with Parker promising him one., fourth of what she received in re turn for his assistance- This con tract. Judge Kinney declured, was en tered Into seven years ago, but no lit tempt had been made to press the claim until recently. MOVEMENT OF MEXICAN TROOPS IS REPORTED Five attacks were made on Zcgntor- ta, the same number as vvfete made Wednesday, and again all of them were stopped with sanguinary losses. Italians Recapture Positions. In the Adamiilo zone, to the west of Trent, where previous gains have been made by the Italians, King Victor Kmmunuel's men have occupied addi tional territory In the Sarcu river re gion, and in the Monfalcone region, near the head of the gulf of Tries!, have recaptured trenches taken from them by the Austriuns last Monday. Another ineffectual attempt has been mud,, by the Gentians agulnst the Ftvnch positions In tho Avocourt wood and on hill :t 0 4 . to the north west of Verdun. Palis reports that u strong uttuck here was put down l'V the French guns and that the Ger mans appear to have suffered serious losses. Germans Are Checked, r , , . , r m 1 oi me leouiinoer 01 in, iiuoi 10 Delegates tO VOte tOr NOITll- France nn,i llclglum, aside from an ,, r n i n ,' unsuccessful German Infantry attack nation ot Party s Present, against the Heixiuns north of st.-en- strate, there have la-en only bomhurd- ! meats . j The. Hritish irf Egypt have carried - 'out a successful maneuver against Turks und tribesmen at Ihiyoud and Magelbr.i, pulling them to flight and destroying the camp at Hayouil. Austrian aeroplane have dropped bombs at Avlona, Albania, the only seaport town on the eastern Adriatic remaining In the hands of the entente allies, That Avlona probably is well fortified against an Infantry attack Is Indicate ! In the statement of the Aus trian admiralty lhat the raiding air craft were heavily shelltd. Three German steamers Sunk. Three German steamers have been, sunk in the liable sea by the entente uHics' submarines two by the Rus sians an( one by the Jiritlsh. A Hritish fishing smack arriving ut Lowestoft reports having been shelled , by a German submarine, one member of the crew being killed and two ln- jured. I BAPTISTS ADOPT CONSOLIDATION IR'ICIAL CORR.RRONOINCi TO NO.N.NR JOURNAL) Minneapolis, May IS. The North ern Haptist convention today disposed of one of the most Important ques tions before the church by adopting, unanimously a resolution providing for the consolidation of the mission ary work of the American ilaptlsl Publication society and tin, Americun Haptist Home Mission society, thus ending a controversy of years stand ing and avoiding a threatened break In the convention- ; A resolution, said by members to i have been directed mainly against certain Inlluences of wealthy prlvute i roundatlons wap adopted comment or explanation. pointed out that It has been stlpubit- ed by foundations In conferring en--! ilowments that tho beneficiary Instl- tution shall he non-deuomluationul or i Inter-denomlnatlonal and that sontv. colleges have gone so far a" to change , their names In their desire to receive me endowments. I Reports of the Haptist board of ed- ' ucallon and the American Haptist Publication society were submitted and adopted tonight. They showed marked progress In all branches of endeavor. ! Secretary McAdoo Submits Es timate to Congress That Falls $75,000,000 Short of Calculations, PREPAREDNESS WILL COST $100,000,000 All Revenue Measures Now Before Lawmakers Are Likely "to Be Included in Omnibus Bill, 1ST HORNINa JOURNAL MeiAk LIAKO WISH Washington, May 18. Secretary McAdoo today submitted to Chairman Kltchin, of the house ways and mean committee, and Chairman Hlmmona. without of ,m' wnate finance commutes, re- Delegates vlH''" estimates of thP government's leceipis ano expenditure for tne re malnder of the current fiscal year and the fiscal year ending June 30, 117, tending to show that much lesa new revenue will have to be raised to meet the bill for preparedness and other large contemplated expenditures than hail been supposed. i inly about $150,(100,000 in addition al revenue will have to be provided during tho coming year, Mr. McAdoo said. This Is less by $75,000,000 than the most conservative members of ; congress calculated Would be needed. j in mo uatiitionui revenue will come 1 A 1 1 CAM TDV1Mr TA r r"T . !fonl "xes " Incomes, Inheritances WILoUIN IhrlNb (J Gtl '""'I munition In accordance with a STAY FOR AMERICAN ,teprowd iUHi wtk by Pre,i,len, I Omnibus Rill Planned. It Is probable that all of the revenue State Convention Instructs Leader. IBT MORNING JOURKAL BeCCIAt LBARRA WtRI) Washington. May 18. President ! Wilson, acting at the request of Sena tor I Gorman, of New York. ent u 'message tonight through the state de partment to Ambassador Page at Lon don directing him to make every pos sible effort to secure a delay in the , i-Ai-c uiion ot sentence or Jeremiah C. Lynch, of New York, American convicted 'by i tlnl of being Implicated uprising In Dublin. i naturalized i court-mar-in the Irish und Gerald Adams, Pn , of La Plata district and K. -K. .1. R. Adnms, Monnhiin, of I of j Harnett, of Denver, was re- committecmun with- I.Y MORNING JOURNAL MCIAL LIAXO WIRI) Washington, May 1 8. Discussion of the possibility of an early restoration of peace In Furope and of plans to prevent war in thP future, was given added impetus among diplomats and officials here today by an announce ment at the White House that Presi dent Wilson had accepted an invita- . . I. ITi.iMi. nr Katur- UOIl lO B)ieHK riinri .v.j . ar dav of next week before a meeting of w the League to Enforce fence, oi ; which former President Taft Is presi- j dent. 1 Since the outbreak of the European war, the president has declined many invitations to speak before peace or-1 ionizations, but recently he auvoiauu Home of the things for RICIAL CORHRRRONOBNCI TO MORNINO JOURNAL) Columbus, N. M., May 18. A gen eral movement of Carranza troops is under way all along the American line of communication in Mexico, ac cording to private advices received tonight. These movements, It was said, are part of the re-disposition of the Mexican command as a result of the Scott- ibregon conference at El Paso and are l-ing made colncldentally llh the American movement toward which the working, GUttymas Mavmian ....iii onrt i l eucoe to Enforce Peace is "ueh otlioi. ,. ',i x:....if: ..,, nre ! infinitinc th. formation of a league "i mpx en ... i i ,.r uiim witn a common rk, force to maintain peace, and police the es- the border. From military head quarters here came a statement to night that none of the American movements look toward a general withdrawal of the expeditionary com mand. A field ambulnnce and medical of ficers, rushing south across the bor der tonight gave rise to a rumor that a command at Kspia had been engaged- Jt was said, however, that a soldier had been shot by u comrade Victim Was Popular. tublishment of an international court an(, tnat no lnouical aid was available Th . ... . 1 of lustlce. Wiu, rwenty-tnii'd regimen, - (f Gr(at significance. Ceaio'Vo? 1 ",VJer the dC"lh, .hi While no details of what the presi 'Bfant Furnian. He was one of the! . , ..... hia all1ress next week inVltr1,!" ", men t" the regiment, be. (,l3cosed, it Is understood he will ',, .,a"1 outcome gun opeiai.o.t H,.m,,,,(,nt on the sutie I eman ' athle,e ""d a 'eace calculated to attract deep Inter- Th. id" , u . . , , est in European capitals. The address have J . ,hat the ""W"' 001,1,1 will be carefully thought out in ad- "ffir ? ntof'c is bH"a,ce since the president fully reul- mlh.?nl r'r,lva,ei' alike- U w" ize" the significance of anything he that shortly before Furman left p , lbjpct at pr.Hrnt. a& t .,, inn u-a. rentcred on the Peace Question here today because it was the ' ...... tho first Hague eon- HlllllV' l B 1 7 " . ference, observed by meetings in sev eral cities of the I'nited States and in other neutral nations celebrating the occasion. The Washington branch of the woman s peace puny ', " " at Espia. I'll sot i lliiildings Hum. Salem, ore.. May IS. Four build ..ilmrs in the Et'oui, of six at the Ore- ' . v. ....... i ... ... iron nun teniinrv were l-niteo ov lire " " fif unknown origin today entailing i TheDay in Congress IB MO.N.wa JOURNAL tPICIAL LIAIIO WIRtl Colorado Springs, Colo., May 18. Colorado's twelve delegates to the democratic national convention in St. the state vide for Woodrow Wilson for, president. The '.convention, which was declared to be Whe most harmonious In many years, .elected the following delegiites-iit-large to the convention: Joseph A. Thatcher Hughes, Denver; Alva It. eblo, and George A. West county. The district delegates were selected as follows: ; First district -Frank Hlsh it nil Mrs, Nancy Kirkland, of Denver. Second district Henry F. Avery, of Colorado Springs, and iHarry Churchill, of Gieeley. Third district F. J. Dunleavy, of Trinidad, and II. C. Mullen, of Alamosa. Fourth Tellurlde, Leadvllle. John T elected national out opposition. Republicans Attacked. The resolutions upheld the acts of the national administration and at tacked the republican party for its al leged failure in sixteen years of un interrupted control to build up an army and navy and pledged the con vention for a "safe, sound and ade quate preparedness for defense against aggression and protection of our citizens at home and abroad." Attacks made on President Wilson were condemned as unpatriotic und un-American, The resolution read: "We denounce those who engage In this unpatriotic conduct ns being prompted solely by political ambi tion." Favor Suffrage Amendment. The convention took a firm stand for universal suffrage and urged the democratic representatives In con gress to work for the federal amend ment. The resolution also denounced "the false and malignant misrepre sentation of the effect of woman suf frage in Colorado, which has recent ly been spread abroad, and declared that woman suffrage In Colorado had resulted wholly in the enactment of beneficial legislation. The present state republican ad ministration was condemned for "evading the civil service law find j filling offices w ith politicians to build up a macnine. uppori was pieugea of the prohibition i In w. Momi Visit 1vl Million. Clovls, X. M., May 18. This vi cinity was visited by a hard ruin, hall and electrical storm late last even ing. The hall did no damage us far could be learned. The ruin was timely for the wheat which, while not badly In need of rain, was Just at the stage where this rain will bring It to mnturlty nicely, and a big yield Is now certain. Farmers are jubilant, as plenty of moisture for growing crops Is now assured. HUGHES' NAME ON I nnmni nw mi i ht rH MAH DA U TWO ARE HELD IN SWIFT SHORTAGE CASE FOR FIRST TIME V MUMNIN0 JOURNAL ICICIAL LIAIIO WIRI It f l I , I TI t Denver, May 18.-J. It. Dunning 111 OregOn ElCCtlOnS, TuTCC Re-. nuthoriza ion uiiq Mux Pepper are being held today ' measures now before congress, Ituiud- lag provision for preparedness rev ! ennes, a tariff commission, and tho j encouragement of the dyestuff Indus I try, will be included In an omnibus j bill. The president Is understood to favor that plan. ! Mr. Kltchin told the democrat! of tho ways and means committee at a meeting today that nothing would pre vent him pulling the legislative pro gram through the house so as to be ready to adjourn on August 1. The senate, howevrr, my delay-adjournment by prolonged debate on some oC the big measures. Secretary McAdoo'n figurea showed that, the balance In the uenerul fund, exclusive of disbursing officers' cred its, probably would bo $150,000,000 at the end of the present fiscal year and i:i.M)0,(HMI at the end of the fiscal year of 1917. This estimate Included expenditures likely to be made for the proopsed Increase in the standing eriny on the basis of the measure passed last night by the senate, and expenditures which probably will be made next year on tho naval program now before congress, J Cost of l'cpa redness. In addition to preparedness meas ures, the revised estimate presented by Mr. McAdoo Included Uberul pro. visions for good roads, rural credits and expenditures to prevent and cope with floods. In making up tile esti mates, the additional cost to the coun try of preparedness during the year 1917 was placed at from $90,000,000 to $100,000,000, a figure probab'y con slderably less than appropriations to be authorized by congress, but approx imating the sum which actually would be spent during the year under the publican Candidates President Are in Race; son Is Unopposed, for Wil- In connection with the Investigation jof the alleged shortage of $4 2,000 in the accounts of Swift & Co.'s Denver branch. Recently Ernest II. Petti grove, a former employe, was arrest ed ut Hot Springs. Ark., and. accord ing to officers, It was his story that ! led to the detention of the other two i (by morninb journal rpkciai ihiio wins) men. I Portland, ore., May 18. Three re- ! It was stated that officers are publican presidential candidates vle ! searching for two more persons want- lug at the polls today In the Oregon jed In connection with the itlleged state primury election for the prefer- sbortaL'e of Swlfl & Co. i ence of their party s voters, will fur An estimate compiled by Mr. Mc Adoo when congress convened last De cember showed a deficit of $62,000,000 In the general fund June 30, 1817, In stead of the $13,500,000 balance In the present estimate. The previous esti mate contemplated the extension of the emergency measure expired by limitation December 31 next, and In compiling the revised estimate Mr. McAdoo figured on eliminating the stump tux feutures of the measure from July 1 next. Ris k Island Extension Wanted. East Las Vegas, N. M., May 18- nlsh the only competition for the head , PRESBYTERIANS oi me iicKei in me rcpuoucun, uriiio crutle and progressive parties. The three are Theodore E. Hiirtoti, of NAME GRAFTON MODERATOR Us Vegas Is working in co-operation K(.llllt,,r .Mia-rt R. Cummins, of with Oklahoma City packers to se- .T Hm ,,,.,, ch,ir,. E. Hughes, cure the building of on e tension "f 1U Wilson's name will be un file Rock Island from liicumcaii to opposed before t he democratic voters, this city. The road Is said to be will- wn,, bo progressive ballot will carry lug to make the necessary expenditure I no n(llm.s f presidential aspirants. If It Is proved that the business to be I Vco President Thomas W. Mnr derlved by the extension will Juntlfy . -hull und Governor Elliot. W. Malor. it. The Oklahoma City puckers, who jure handling a large amount of New I Mexico livestock, believe the exten jslori of the road Into this section ; would Increase their business. The i Ui.s Vegas Commercial club has tak jen the mutter up with Oklahoma bus j itiess men. While the movement is I yet in its Infancy, It has u "hopeful" ! sound, and the Commercial club In I tend to push it with nil its vigor. . . ... .,.. r ,. nun ...... , iienrir vtvurv ill I ,iii,rt,,irt KitritiL-' lOBS OI approximately .i",u')ir. v.i.ii- i - - vlcts from the prison nlded the fire was made chairman of the conven rto;,rtment in mien,-himr tho blaze, lion, and Harvey Gurmnii of Denver Tho buildings destroyed were situated east of the main penitentiary struc ture and included the boiler room. i drying room for flax, the prison shoe shop and the machine snop. Second Expedition Is to Be Withdrawn for C nld'.re Kenyon resolution Rm., on nominations. b.,rs 1 d del,e on rivers and har . impropriation bill. PrM?.rwd t :05 p. m. to 11 a. m , rifsiii, HOI'SI.- hit'PinJf i,inB 81 debate on the Ueoret. w u "'nrn i "fwers, repu oncHii. Ustrtoi th Kond West Virginia ...rruniH tvepre seiiiuuvc uemocrat, deceased. -niWn day. rida u Bl :08 p. m. to 11 a. m. .,....,iMttnnc ni-LMML' tne presiuetii " call a conference of neutral nations to rv to end the war. The resolutions, reciting the. belief that only the prof fer of mediatory services was needed to initiate the peace negotiations, were taken to the president. Gives Much Thought to Pi-nce Mr Wilson is known to be giving deep 'consideration to the possibility of bringing about peace, and to have made a collection of very authorita tive statement, on the subject, made bv manv responsible officials in the belligerent nations since the outbreak W'as made secretary. There was no j keynote speech, but the slogan pro i posed by Chairman Avery "Pence, I'rosperity und i-repnreoness wu i command adopted us that of tne party in olo rado. of the war. While officials realize that much of the peace discussion may be propaganda, aimed to fix the re snonsiliilitv for continuing the war, they nevertheless believe It Is entire- night without, any substantial lv oosslble that thp time is rapidly being made in the measure. Slopping Rill lUsciiHscd, Washington, May 18. The second day of debate on the administration shipping bill closed in the house to- chango All de- approaching when peace proposals, hate will close tomorrow and although may be welcomed by oil tne oeing- less man one-sevenin oi tne inn nas erents. I been considered for amendment thus It is believed that the only reason far, democratic leaders tonight cx the president has not repeated for- j pressed confidence that It would go mallv the offer of mediation made ! without material amendment. They soon after the outbreak of the war Is that he has regarded it as best to wait until there were reasonable grounds for thinking that such a step would be favorably received. -nrn .Ytrr.mt.lv iinr-prtutn hou-f-ior re garding its probable fate In the sen ate. Speaker Clnrk took the floor In behalf of the hill and Minority Under Mann spoke against It. IRV MORMIN4 JOURNAL RRRCIAL LR AH H WIRR Marathon. Tex,, May IS. The s ond punitive expedition, under the of Col. F. W. Sltiley, Is to ! be withdrawn from Mexico ufler pen-: etratlng 125 miles In search of he j Gl"iin Springs bandits, according to! trustworthy information brought hero tonight from lloquillus. This step, It Is said, was decided upon by Colonel Sibley und Major Langhorne after th'j rescue of Jesse Deemer und Monroe' Payne, and also upon the Information of couriers that a large number of troops of an unknown Mexican fac tion had been reported fifty miles to Ihe south. The expedition, which numbers only 400 cavalrymen, succeeded In Its ob ject of obtaining the release of the of Missouri, two democratic cnndl dates for the vice presidential nomi nation, will be the only opponents of the day for that office. William Grant Webster is the only republican can didate, while the progressives have no candidate. Justice Hughes' name appears on a' ballot here today os a presidential candidate for thn first time in tho tinted States, He objected to the use of his name, but mandamus proceed-, lugs against I tie Oregon secretary of state forced his name onto (he ticket. only the republicans and democrats' will supply contests for delegates to' the national conventions. Republicans j of the Third district, which consists. of Multnomah county, will have the, ,.. only contest uinong those necking pref- ! ereiue for congressional nominations. Secretary of State lien W. oleott will bo opposed for renomlntitloti on the republican ticket by Charles IS. Moore, other state officers to be nom inated today include two Justices of the supreme court and a dairy and food commissioner. Returns or,, expected to be lute and heavy as the ballots are long and the registration for the primaries was the largest ever recorded. The polls will remain open front 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. I Orlando. Flu., May 18. The Presby. terlan church In the United States, the southern branch of the denomination, today elected Ihe Rev. C. W. Grafton, of Mississippi, the organization's old est pastor in point of continuous serv ice, as moderator for the coming year. He has been assigned for forty-three years to a country circuit Including the Cnlon and Rensalem churches in Mississippi, and his selnctlon today re sulted from a movement to give great er recognition to country pastors. Most of today's opening session of the church's fifty-sixth general as seinbly was taken up with committee reports and other miscellaneous, business. ASQUITH WILL ASK HUGE SUM FOR WAR IRPICtAL CORRMPONORNCR TO MORMIN JOURNAL) ! ltmduii. May 10 ( I '"7 . in.) It Is generally believed that the vote of credit iwhli'h Premier Anqulth will lisk from parliament' next Tue'day will be for t:liii), 000,000, This will be. , the eleventh voto since the beginning of the war and will bring the total thus grunted up to 2,382,000,000, j The last previous vote, granted on February II, It was estimated, would curry on the war to the end of May. Acquit till of Murder. Colorado Springs, May 18 Henry M. Rockett of Ijtgo George charged with the murder of Tom Mulllcan at American captives, but army men here that place lust November, was ac- the enforcement of statewide prohihl- suy that with timely reinforcements It ; quitted by a Jury In Fulrplny this tlon and state that the number of non might have punished the bandits, who : morning. Rockett pleaded self-de- support complaints haa decreased are Mtlll at large. 'lense. 'greatly. Colorado Divorce Decrease. Denver. May 18. Petitions for dl von e have dropped off approximately ttii per cent since January 1, lust, as compared with the same period a year ugo, according to court officials of Denver county. Court attaches point out that this Is coincident with I