Newspaper Page Text
THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD_
VOLUME XXXXTT BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1913 NUMBER 287 RIGID CENSORSHIP IS ESTABLISHED BY THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT; FIGHTING RESUMED - I Only Brief Dispatches Relating to the General Situation Prior to Fresh Outbreak of Battle and Messages of the Diplomatic Represen tatives Are Passed ATTEMPT TO PREVENT DETAILS OF FIGHTING REACHING WORLD; INCOMING NEWS IS SUPPRESSED Armstice Signed at 2 O’Clock Sunday Morning Lasts Only a Few Hours and Savage Fighting is Resumed—Madero Re iterates Refusal to Resign—Expect This Will Be Fight to the Finish—Madero Protests Against Interven tion in Note to President Taft The strongest censorship on all dispatches lias been estab lished at Mexico City. Government officials took charge of the liable office shortly after 5 o’clock Saturday evening and ruthlessly discarded messages of correspondents to their papers. Code messages and all messages containing hny expressions whatever that might he eoustined into a suggestion of the im portant happenings in the capital came under the ban and were promptly confiscated by the censor and his assistants. Nevertheless several dispatches of a somewhat detached oatiire escaped the vigilance of the censorship, and an early bul lety was flashed through that the armistice, signed at 2 o’clock Sunday morning, had been broken and that both sides were fighting savagely. The Mexican government was unable, however, to shut off the official dispatches of the diplomatic representatives, but as these are sent in cipher, considerable delay is being experienced because of the time occupied in translation and the fear is ex pressed that many things may occur in the Mexican capital det rimental to the foreign l'esidents before tlie exact situation is learned by the home governments. Brief dispatches which gave a gen eral idea of the situation prior to the fresh outbreak of hostilities were re ceived by the censors and allowed to pass along to their respective destina tions, but the government apparently is determined that not a word of fight ing which has torn the city asunder for eight days shall get out if it can be prevented. • *. - World Shut Off The government has hot or’y shut the world off from Mexico City, but so far as the public is concerned, has shut Mexico City off from the world, including the whole of the Mexican republic. News dispatches sent Sat urday night from the United States to Mexico City were cither refused or held up, the intention evidently be ing that the residents in the capital shall not he informed of the measures which have been undertaken by the American and other governments to protect their interests. While Madero has been reiterating his declaration that conditions in Mexico outside ot the capital are satisfactory,’ad vices from various centers indicate that there have been important movements in favor of General Diaz. Confirmation of the breaking of the ar mistice and the resumption of hostilities lias been received from Laredo, Tex,, where wire communication was estab lished with Mexico City early Sunday aft ernoon and again as late as o o’clock at night. On both occasions the message stated that a battle was on. Official advices received from Ambassa dor Wilson tell of the narrow escape of the British minister, Francis W. Strong, from federal bullets while on his way to a conference at the American embassy on Saturday. The automobile in which Mr. Strong was riding, escorted hv a federal guard, was struck iu several places. This gives some slight indication of the difficulties ami dangers encoun tered by the diplomatic representatives in their endeavors to bring about a peace settlement. Further advices from the ambassador say that the majority of the American residents have found places of relative safety, although a few of them have re fused to abandon their homes. Maderos Message President Madero s message to Presi dent Taft Saturday asking the American government not to intervene, was as fol lows: ‘T have been informed that the govern ment over which your excellency pre sides has ordered to set out for the ports of Mexico, war vessels with troops to dis embark and come to this capital to give guarantees of safety to Americans. “Undoubtedly the information which; >011 have and which led you to take this' action is inexact and exaggerated, for the lives of Americans in this capital are at: present in no danger If they will ahan- j don the zone of fire and concentrate In ! certain points of the city or its suburbs ; where tranquility is absolute and where ; the government can give all classes guar antees. “If you order Americans resident here to do that, following the precedent estab lished by your cwn orders, previously is* ... sued, danger to the lives of Americans and other foreigners will be obviated. Regarding what material damages may be suffered by foreigners, this govern ment is ready to accept all responsibility according to the obligations of interna tional law. ‘•Consequently I ask your excellency *o order your men of war not to disembark troops in Mexico, as this act will cause a conflagration and terrible consequences of more extent than the ones we have it vf>titend with at prewnC. “I assure your excellency that tills? gov ernment is taking all measures ndeebo^ry in order that the rebels in the arsenal will do the least harm possible to lives and property in the capital and l have hopes that everything will be peacefully arranged In a very short time. “It is true that my country at this mo ment is passing thrhough a terrible crisis. The disembarkation of American troops would only increase the dangers of the situation and be a very lamentdbfe error. It would do great harm to a nation which has always been a loyal friend to the United States as well as contribute to the dangers surrounding the establishing of true democratic government here, sim ilar to that of the gTeat American nation. “I appeal to the equitable, just senti 1 ments that have been the criterion of your government, and that undoubtedly j represent the sentiments of the great ! American people, whose destinies you have guided with so much skill and pa triotism. “ Armistice Abruptly Terminated Mexico City, February 16.—Hostilities were resumed with renewed fierceness in ' the Mexican capital today after a truce, which lasted only a few hours. The armistice, signed at 2 o'clock Sun day morning by the representatives of both sides, agreeing to suspend operations for 24 hours, was broken before noon. Soon the sound of heavy cannonading and the whirr of machine guns announced the return of the federal troops to their posts in front of the arsenal. It appeared as if the words of Madero and Diaz might prove prophetic and that tills time the battle would lie to a finish. President Madero this morning reiter ated his refusal to comply with the sug gestion of the senators that he resign. He declared that he was still able to dom inate and that, if given time, he would crush the rebel forces. General Diaz had not shown himself to be greatly in ravor of the armistice, but consented to .t out of respect for the ef forts of the American ambassador and the ministers of the powers to bring about a cessation of hostilities until for eigners and other non-combatants still within the zone of the fighting could lie removed to a position of comparative safety. Diaz regarded the truce as merely a delay in the accomplishment of h‘s fixed purpose to drive Madero out of the presidency. The fighting Saturday had undoubt edly gone in favor of the rebel#*, who had resisted all assaults against them, had received into their ranks several hundred federal deserters and had ob liged the federal commanders to ad mit that for the present, at .rast, the rebel position was impregnable. General Huerta, the commander of I the government troops, a hard fighter j who has been through many campaigns. : also was opposed to the armistice and I chafed under the terms which it im posed upon him. Nor did he willingly * agree to the sending of a large body tContlaoti Vmmm Twb) TURKISH WAR VESSELS ARE SUNK BY BULGARIANSj Sofia. February 1C.—A Bulgarian bat tery an<l a mining detachment have com pletely destroyed the Turkish battleship Assar-I-Tewlfik, which ran ashore Feb ruary 11 at Karaburun on thn Black sea coast. The Bulgarians have also sunk a Turkish transport with ail hands off k'harkeui. St. Petersburg. February bi.—The Rus sian emperor's reply to the letter recently sent him by tbe Austrian emperor is short , end decisive. He declares that Austria's attitude in recent issues has impelled Russia tc support Hie interests 01 her Slav brothels. At the game time the Russian emperor | expressed the beltef that a means will [ be found to maintain peace. I London, February 16.—The Ottoman embassy lias received official dispatches' confirming the report that the Montene grins were routed In an attack February 13 against the Turks on the heights of Tarabosch and Blrdltza, dominating the fortress of Scutari. Advices from Galli poli Indicate a general condition of dis organization among the Turkish troops. There is a lack of money and an Jnsuf ficency of officers and supplies, while political antagonisms among the officers have practically destroyed discipline. Stories are current, of atrocities by both the Turks and Bulgarians in the I district around Bulair. AMERICAN CONSULATE WHICH WAS SHELLED BY REBELS IN MEXICO CITY - ' - ’ — “ ‘ | _lYT—J SHANKLIN AMERICAN-7 V-L——7CONSUL GENERAL AND / ' (THE CONSULATE FROM K" IWNICM HE WAS DRIVEN f I BY FIRE OF THE V r---- y The above picture shows Arnold Shanklin, American consul general at Mexico City, who was forced to flee when the Mexican capital was shelled by the rebels a few days since. In the lower right-hand corner is the consulate which was occupied by the consul general when he was forced to flee lor his life. i Closing Days of Taft’s Ad ministration Exceedingly Busy in the Department of Justice Washington. February 16 —A high record in "trust busting" is being established in the closing days of President Taft's ad ministration. Attorney General Wicker sham and James A. Fowler, his assistant, the "trust buster” of tlie department of justice, filed four civil anti-trust suits during the last week and two similar suits in the preceding week, making a new record of a suit a day for six days, ex clusive of Sunday. In addition the government was vic torious in several notable Sherman law prosecutions during the week just closed. The "towing trust” on the great lakes was ordered dissolved, verdicts of guilty were returned against the cash register and bathtub "trusts” and James A. Patten pleaded guilty to one count of the ‘‘cot ton corner" indictment. There is no indication that the anti-trust activity of tlie expiring administration has ceased, and in all probability more suits will be tiled before March 1. A dis tinct effort Is being made to bring to con clusion the pending investigation of the ( Standard Oil to determine whether the de cree of dissolution has been violated. Attorney General Wickersharn so far ban filed 81 civil and criminal anti-trust suits during his four years of service, exceeding by 19 the total number of prosecutions Instituted by all of Ills predecessors since the Sherman law was enacted in 189U. Seven anti-trust proceedings were begun in President Harrison’s administration, eight In President Cleveland’s, three in President McKinley’s and 44 in Roose velt’s. When Mr. Fowler returns to his home in Knoxville after March 4 he will have ex ceeded, it Is pointed out, the record of all his predecessors, lender the immediate direction of Attorney General Wicker sham he has instituted In less than two years 58 of the 81 anti-trust proceedings begun during the Taft administration. 1UST12 MORE DAYS] Hopes to See Seven Anti Trust Bills Enacted Be fore Resigning . ; X- -* y i Prineotyn. N. J., February 16.—J’resi- I dent-elefct Wilson will be governor of New : Jereey just 1- days longer, and In that ' |M.riod he experts to see his seven anti- I trust bills enacted into law and other re- j form meafktires prax-cd on the statute i books. The senate already has passed the corporation Mils and lh^*y will be acted upon by the house In a few days. Though It had been Imped that the legislature would be able to adjourn coincident with 1 Governor's Wilson's resignation, tliat ' prospect 1« no IniifpT likely on account of the bulk of important rneaapies still j pending. The presldent-eJcct plan* to bo at the,i statehousc the fnre^ujvt of-.tfit» fcHak . expects to-dUtrlbute to the ruerann'Tttes- ‘ (jay advance copies of Ills inaugural ad-] Jltegn. Today he spent at home with hie j family receiving social eallere. YUAN SHI KAI WILL BE RETURNED TO OFFICE 1 ' 1 '* Pekin#, February 1G.— Present return* i from the general elections being held ! throughout China indicate that President Yuan SI»! Kaf will be returned to office by ft substantial majority. The deadlock in the six power Chinese loan situation has delayed the departure of United States Minister Calhoun for the United States. MAKE FINAL EFFORT TODAYTO PREVENT FIREMENS STRIKE Representatives of Both Sides Agree to Meet Fed era' Mediators SECRET CONFERENCE IS HELD BY HANGER Thirty-four Thousand Firemen on the Eastern Roads Will Be Affectid By Decision—Curtcr Says Sta tistics Favor Railroads He\y York, February 10. —The crisis In the controversy between the eastern rail roads and their 34,000 firemen, which la t week narrowed down to the method of arbitration to be employed to settle the differences between them, is expected to morrow’, W’hen representatives of Both sides have agreed to meet Judge Knapp! of the commerce court, and G. VV. V.. ] Hanger, acting commissioner of labor, tin federal mediators, In a final effort to avert a strike. “We are waiting for Judge Knapp and Mr. Hanger to announce that they are unable, under the federal laws, to secure arbitration,” President W. 8. Carter of the Bortherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Knglnemen said tonight. "This means that nothing will be done by us until to morrow.” Mr. Hanger met with the conference committee of managers toduy, but de clined tonight to discuss the nature of the conference. He said that tomorrow he would join Judge Knapp, who Is ex I ected to return from Washington lute tonight for further meetings with both sides, atuch significance is attached to this hurried visit of Judge Knapp to Washington, and also to the conference today of Mr. Hanger and the railroad | managers, and another proposal as to the method of arbitration is expected to oe made to the llremen tomorrow'. Replying to the statement made by Pitsldent Carter, Mr. Hanger said: "When we announce I ha| we are unable to bring both sides to term* of arbitra tion, then It chill Tie up to Mr. Carter to act. We will nave done ail that was pos sible under the conditions." Carter Discusses Erdman Act Tn a rormal statement to the public to rlsrht. President Carter discussed the Kid man act under the terms of which the railroad managers have refused to arid trite and contradicted various deelur; tlons of the railroads regarding the arbi tration hoard of seven which settled the TODAY’S ACE-HERALD 1— Rigid censorship established by Mexi can government. Be no change in Mexican policy of United Suites. Make final effort to prevent firemen s strike. Congress prepared to take band In Mexican situation. Record made in “trust busting ' Huffragettes reach Philadelphia. 2— Diary will figure in famous Marsh murder mystery. 3— Railroad official visits Tuskegce. Many candidates for United States marshal. Shelby farmers meet at Vincent. 4— Editorial comment. 6— Commission will discuss proposal of Slows company. Greek writes letter concerning Bal kan war. Extra session is in prospect and lead ers are glad. What citizens think of Lane's plan for Sunday moving pictures. *Lfghtncr goes up in Frisco service. <b~S ports. Madison desires new courthouse. 7— Marian Garland's hints. I 4—Hector Laue wants aid for Jelftrsou. SUFFRAGETTES AT Enthusiastic Crowds Greet Survivors of Little Band On Arrival from New York Yesterday Philadelphia, February 16.—-Enthusias tic crowds greeted the survivors of the little hand of fuffragettes which arrived here early tonight bound from New York to Washington. Footsore and streaked with the dust of Jersey roads, the eight women under command of “General" Rosalie Jones, inarched up Market street to the local .suffrage headquarters in a lane cleared by a police escort. Hun dreds of sympathizers met the "army" on the roads between Burlington and Camden and escorted them here. Today's hike started promptly at d o'clock this morning from Burlington, 17 miles away. Luncheon was served along the bank of a pond at Falrview, and Cam den was reached about .'5:30 o’clock. By this time the camp followers, consisting of reporters and others who numbered about 50, who'll tTle suffragettes set out today, were augmented by curiosity seek ers and sympathizers until the lino ex tended for nearly a mile along the mac adam road. The pilgrims were given an opportunity to wash up and tendered a repast at rhe home of Mrs. Alfred Lowery, a promi nent suffragist of Camden, before taking the ferry for this city. The boat hoarded by the marchers was crowded from bow to stern by followers, who were added to the swarm anxiously awaiting their ar rival on the Pennsylvania shore. It was shortly after dusk when this city was reached and after reporting at the head quarters the pilgrims hastened to a hotel, where their dinner was served. In spite of heir fatigue the hikers at tended meetings In several parts of the city tonight in an effort to secure addi tional recruits lor their "on to Washing* ton" movement. Among those who have promised to Join in the march from here tomorrow is Miss Helen Mermark of Mar ble, Col;, who Is studying music here. The two young women law students from New York, who joined the marches s at Trenton on Friday arrived here with them today, but will return to their studies tomorrow, rejoining the army next Friday In time to march with it Into Washington. Tomorrow’s schedule calls for a 13 mile hike to Chester, Pa. New Yoi'k, February Hi.—At Fort Tomp kins. near the Narrow.-, the highest spot in New York harbor, ground will be broken next Saturday, Washington's birthday, for the erection of a monument to the North American Indian, according to announcement tonight. President Tart, attended hy members of his cabinet, the announcement states, will conic here to Inaugurate the movement for the erection of the monument, which Congress has au thorized, and landing from a warship which will convey him down the Narrows, h<; will turn the first shovelful of earth ann make an address. Participants in the unique ceremony will be the governor of New York, the mayor of the city and 30 war chiefs of the west ern Indian tribes. To one of these chiefs will be allotted the task of digging earth with the thtgh bone of a buffalo, after Indian fashion. Th* guns of Hie fort will then tire a salute and the Indians, as representatives of the first Americans, will hoist the Hturs and Stripes to the rytbm of Indian music, composed for the occasion. As the flag is mastheaded the band will play the ' Star Syangled Banner.'’ TO BE NO CHANGE IN MEXICAN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE HAND IN THE Both Houses Ready to Act if Intervention is Found Necessary LEGISLATION ALMOST COMES TO STANDSTILL No More General Legislation of Im portant Nature Before Adjourn ment—Attempt to Repass Immigration Bill Washington, February Id.—With the Rhadnw of possible Mexican intervention hovering over Congress, general legisla tive activity in both houses lias come practically to a standstill. No immediate need to take up tlie ques tion of warlike moves against Mexico is anticipated, but both houses of Congress are prepared to receive the issue should it be thrust upon them in the remaining days of the Taft administration or after i the new Congress comes into being on March 4. It ha$ been determined that there will be no more general legislation of an im portant nature before adjournment. One more problem was handed over to the new administration last week when the I it use judiciary committee decided to take no action on the single six year presi dential \erm resolution. This Imd passed the Senate by the narrow margin of one vote and promised a heated controversy had the judiciary committee given the House a chance to consider it. Most of the other debated questions also have been lifted out of this Congress by the events of the last week, and the re maining time will be devoted to appropri ation bills and minor legislation. An attempt In both houses to repa.su tlie “literary test" immigration bill over President Tift’s veto will murk the open ing of the week and the friends of the measure in the House and Senate express confidence that tt will receive a two-third majority and become a law notwith standing the President's disapproval. Republicans Discouraged Senate republicans who mapped out a ‘‘li glslatlvG programme” at a caucus Sat urday have lltfde hope that any of cjic bills recommended for passage will go through at this session, tlie railroad physi cal valuation bill being the only one in dorsed by the caucus which Is believed to have tlie slightest chance. That measure is still before a Senate committee* where hearings are being held. Should it pass th-j Senate it would be so altered from the form of the original House Hill that a con ference committee would be necessary to adjust the differences, a tusk that might prove impossible of completion before ad journment. The House Is expected to take cognizance of the programme laid out by the re- i publicans of tlie Senate. Tlie latter have j determined to concentrate their efforts upon the physical valuation bill, a tariff commission bill, not yet prepared; the LaFollette legislative reference bureau bill, the LaFollette eight hour bill for women workers in the District of Colum bia, and the Crawford anti-injunction bill Success for any one of these measures in tlie House at this lute stage of the sea son Is practically impossible according to leading men in that body. Mexican Affairs Figure Mexican affairs have figured much n lie undercurrent of congressional talk during the week, but the members who Keep in closest touch with the foreign af fair. of the Fritted States have declined to be drawn into any advocacy of American intervention. The large majority in both houses are opposed to any aggressive ft'1 tion by the United States under present conditions that would involve this coun try in u struggle that could not end un til internal peace hud been established in Mexico. This subject, is expected to beoneoftha heritages of President Wilson's udminis ! tration and deinoeratlc leaders are prepar ing to meet any developments. At present the democratic managers of the iion . are more alarmed at the legis lative situation and tlie prospect that many of the unnual appropriation bills will not be passed than at threatened for eign imbroglios. Attacks from within the democratic ranks on the ground that "economy pledges’’ have not been kept by the democratic House have added to the burden of the democratic managers. Amendment to Constitution Tin* end of the session crush was not the controlling factor In preventing action oil the single presidential term resolution In the House. President-elect Wilson Ik understood to have some dellnite views on the subject of ibis proponed amend ment to the federal constitution, and dem ocratic leaders therefore determined not to act on ty in the closing days of the Congress. This determination was strengthened by the argument of many 1 democrats that If the amendment were 1 submitted to the states in Its present form many friends of Colonel Roosevelt would oppose its ratification on the ground that it would prohibit them from renomi nating him if they so desired. A counter move by the Senate demo (Continued on Page Two) At Special Meeting of Cabi net Knox Is Directed to Reply to the Message of Madero WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO SEEK PROTECTION ON BOATS IN HARBOR With Duns oi Three Sea Monsters Leveled Toward City, Refugee* Have Little to Fear—Details of Conference at American Km basy to Consider Situation Washington, February IT.—Secretary of State Knox was directed by President Taft to reply early this morning to the request of President Francisco I. Madero of Mexico for a definite statement of the policy of the United States toward Mexi co. The cabinet, which was in session for more than two hours, adjourning at 12:W o’clock, spent the time discussing tho terms of the reply. Though no official statement was given out,' it was declared that Secretary Knox would state that the attitude of this government would re main just as It lias been for two years past. The exact nature of the reply was not disclosed, and it was said that the note would be dispatched to Madero at on* e and probably would be made public later today. Intervention Not Contemplated Upon leaving the White House Secre tary Knox reiterated that intervention was not now contemplated, nor would there be any change in the naval or mili tary plana relating to Mexico. After a conference of an hour and a half with Secretary of Stute Knox President Taft tailed a special meeting of tlie cabinet to discuss tho lute dis patches from Mexico. The- report from Mexico City that tho armistice has been declared off and that hostilities had been resumed caused intense in terest among the cabinet officers. Mr. Knox laid before tho President a long resume of reports from Mexico City from Ambassador Wilson pictur ing in detail tho revolt of Diaz and the efforts of Madero to suppress it. The proposed reply to tills govern ment to Madero’s request to keep "hands off” and allow hint to settle with Diaz himself, ulso was uunsicl ered. Despite the (Harming information that has ••optin'* d to *ouie into Wash - ingtolt foi iby few days, nik* u. member of the President’s cabinet fa vored intervention when summoned u» tonight’s meeting. Most of the official family believes that the Mexican fa. - tions will solve their own troubles and are of UiA opinion that interference* by the United Staten is uncalled for at this time, Taft Is Disturbed The President was plainly disturbed to learn that communication between Mexico and the United Htates was pre carious and that un apparently strict censorship had been instituted by Mex ican authorities. His fear has been that Just such a condition might arise and that Americans In Mexico t’lly might find themselves facing a situ ation like that which existed In Pekin during the Boxer rebellion. There was Ilttlo doubt expressed hero tonight that If a censorship is being ex ercised this government will demand that the communications from Ambassador Wilson and Its replies shall be permitted to go through without Interruption. It docs not propose to have the slender thread that connects the American col ony with Washington Interfered with for an instunt. While the cabinet was in session Major General Wood, chief of staff of the army, i w ho returned today from Boston, was \b\..y in his office at the war department. The cabinet : till was In session at mid j night. President Taft requested all avail able information regarding the late devel opments and '-as kept in touch with the i situation through the Associated Press. Keen Interest was expressed by mem bers of tlie cabinet in the report of a strict censorship at Mexico City. At 12:40 fids n.ornlng Secretaries 8tlm son and Meyer left the cabinet meeting* They directed the drivers of their cars to take them to their homes. Neither would discuss the conference which continued, Messrs. Knox, Wickersham, M&cVeggh. Hitchcock, Nagel and Fisher remaining with the President. At 12:45 the cabinet meeting was ad journed, the members hastening to their homes Each one declared that there had been no change in the situation so far a* th* attitude of tills government was con cerned. General Wood upon leaving the war de partment before the cabinet meeting end ed declared that no additional orders to troops had been given. He said It was not thought necessary to increase the patrol on the Texas frontier at T.aredo and Brownsville as requested by Governor Colquitt of Texas. Women and Children to Flee Washington, February 16. Hurried prep arations were made In Mexico City to day for the flight of American women and children from the stricken city to safety within the borders of tlie United Htates. Ah soon as the armistice had been de i Continued on Page Two.) SHIPPING OF ALL NATIONS SHOULD BE ON EVEN TERMS Washington, February 10.—Sir Edward Greys rejoinder to Secretary Knox’s last note regarding the Panama canal tolls question practically ban been completed and its substance at least is expected to reach Washington this week. It is understood that this last note bv no means settles the controversy, nor does it contain assurance of an accept ance of the American proposition to ex change ratifications of the pending gen eral a r birat Ion treaty under the terms of which the issue might be referred t" the special commission of six members proposed to be created by that con veil tion. • The rejoinder. Is. In fact, said to lie a continuation cl' the British argument In support of the contention that the ship ' ping of all nations must lw* on even terms ux the Panama canal. The arbitration, Idea is, however, by no means dismissed, but rather elaborated in this last com munication. possibly with the design of emphasizing the original British appli cation for that means of adjustment, in order that the Biltlsh side shall lose no point In the event of the expiration Juno 3, next, of the existing limited arbitration treaty, without the adoption of a substi-N tote. In such case, it is expected that the British claim would be that by vir tue of having lodged its application for arbitration strictly In accordance with the terms of this treaty and during its existence, that demand must be recog nized thereafter. The « pinion prevulis in the state de partment, however, that the treaty of 19U8 will be extended nexi June for an other term of live years. Tills was done last week in the case of the Franco-Am erican limited arbitration treaty, willed would otherwise have expired by limita tion February -7.