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BRYAN WILL NOT STATE POSITION TOWARD MEXICO Secretary of State Has Not Had Time to Inquire Into the Status of Affairs REVOLUTION IS AND IS NOT PROGRESSING Insurgent Success Offset by Huerta Gains —Activity in the North WASHINGTON. >Inrch 7.—\o Intima tion as to vrbat fa to he the neir admin- j *«tratlon*> policy relative to the Mexi can situation wan forthcoming; from Secretary of State Bryan today. • AnsiMant Secretary of State Hunting- j ton Wilson jcavc out the following: "The secretary of state ha* not had j time to make any thoroush lnveetl- j Cation of Mexican affair*, and the de- j pnrtment consequently has absolutely no comment to make today on any phase of that situation.* . MEXICO CITY. March 7. — With wire communication interrupted between the capital and the rebel infested centers of Coahuila and Sonora, the only Infor mation concerning conditions there j emanates from government sources. Federal troops are being pushed into the district about Monelova, in Coa huila. the center of the Carranzaista activities, while other forces are mov ing into Sonora. Eighteen hundred additional troops left there tonight for San Luis 'Potosi, where they will co-operate with the force of General Trucy Aubert. WILL (RUSH fARRAXZA TTope that the government would be able to effect a peace agreement with Carranza appears to have been aban doned and all resources of the war department are to be employed in j crushing the governor and his fol lowers. The attitude of Emiliano Zapata toward the new government is still In doubt. A note of encouragement came today from the state of Mexico. Seven hundred and fifty rebels of the band of Francisco Pacheco, who had kept Madero's army busy, surrendered. HI MORS OF DISCORD Rumors of discord between General Felix Diaz and President Huerta are said to have grown out of the selection of the date for the presidential elec tion. Assurances are jgiven from of ficial sources that there is no basis for the rumors, but the story current i 3 that General Diaz desires the selections at a date noi later than eight months off, while President Huerta is standing firm to his original declaration that they he held "when the country is suf ficiently pacified to assure free elec tions in every state." TLafael Tapia. an officer of the rnral guards, who took the field against H'u-rta after the death of Madero. sur rendered to tlie government authori ties today at Guadalupe Hidalgo. Rafael Tapia was formerly chief of rural guards in the state of Vera Cruz. His decision to surrender is regarded as a great advantage for the govern ment. Trevino Is Loyal MONTEREY. Hex., Mar. h 7. —General Geronimo Trevino, provisional governor of the state of Xuevo Leon, received h telegram today from Carranza, rebel governor of Coahuila, inviting him to join in the revolution against the new administration. Gtoaer&l Trevino expressed indigna tion and afterward issued a statement declaring emphatically his loyalty to the Huerta government. Huerta Controls Gulf DOUGLAS. Ariz.. March 7.—"With Huerta troops evidently in control at Guaymas, on the California gulf, the constitutionalist rebels continue mo bilization today at Hermosillo. It is pay day at the Douglas smelters and many laborers are refusing to return to work, threatening - to tsciet in the state revolution. A large quan tity (if arms and cartridges is reported to have, been smuggled over the line last night. Maderos in New York NEW YORK, March 7.—lf tiie immf rtiatf surviving relatives of Francisco I. Madero, the deposed president of . who \vh.« slain a fe& w»cks ■ gri, have any Intention of resisting the Dias-Huerta rejrime now in power it did nnt appear from the statements of his father, his ancle and two officials under the former Madero administra tlon, who arrived from Havana on the Ward Line steamer Mexico today. Those in the party were Francisco Madero Sr., Ernesto Madero, the dead man's uncle, who was his minister of finance; Rafael Hernandez, who was a cousin of the former president and held the office of secretary of the interior, and Federico Gonzales Garza, who was governor of the federal district of Mex ico City. Accompanying Ernesto Ma dero was hia wife and family, but the widow of the late president remained in Havana. She was detained by the death of a relative, it is understood, but intends eventually to come to the United States. Acosta Is Prisoner SAN LUIS POTOSO, Mex., March 7.— Eighteen rebel prisoners, including Miguel Acosta. treasurer for Francisco Madero during a. previous revolution, ; were brought here today from the north. Acosta rebelled in response to a call from Carranza, but was captured by Colonel Barbosa and a detachment of federal troops. Excitement in Sonora WASHINGTON, March 7.—Sonora, one of the northern border states of .Mex ico, continues in _ a defiant attitude toward the Huerta government. The consul at Hermosillo reports consider able excitement there. Gonzales Faces Charge CHIHUAHUA, Mex., March 7.—Abra ham Gonzales, former governor of Chi huahua, left here today for Mexico City, under guard, to stand trial on a. charge of sedition. The Maderista rebels have been driven fiom Parral and that vicinity with heavy losses. "PLAYED GAME AND LOST" Broker Mahoney Turns on tiai and Die* After Writing Note "I've played the game of life and lost," said William Mahoney, a broker, with offices at Montgomery street, in a letter written to his friend, Charles C. Enkle. a few minutes be fore turning on the gas in his room, 416 Nevada building, yesterday after noon. When K. F. de Martini broke *>pen the door ho found Mahoney Asphyxiated, DON'T GO TO COLLEGE JUST GET A CATALOG Every Booklovers , Contestant With a Catalog Is a Library in Himself Some people who believe that "book learning" is everything probably would be surprised to hear that a Booklovers' Contest was won by a mechanic with a grammar school education and that another one was carried off by a farmer whose education was received in what is known as - the "University of Hard Knocks." They would be astonished to learn that no college professor or librarian ever, sp'far as the knowledge of the Contest Editor goes, won a Booklovers' Contest. . ... . The reason for this is clear. This contest consists simply of naming the book titles that 77 pictures represent. And the 77 correct titles are contained within a list of 5.000 book titles, which is issued to contestants under the name of the Contest Catalog. That's the answer. ' INGENUITY i? what counts, not a knowledge of book titles. You don t have to know anything about the inside of books, remember. All you are required to name is the 77 book TITLES. And those 77 book titles are among the 5,000 titles in the Contest Catalog. . . All the titles in the catalog are arranged carefully m alphabetical order and the 77 correct titles appear in their pioper places in this list. They are not hidden or tucked away in a corner somewhere. There is no effort to trick contestants. Neither are there any tricks in the pictures. Use your ingenuity in looking at the pictures. Suppose, for instance, that a picture shows a big tree lying on the ground, with the stump near by and a man holding an ax standing by wiping his brow. "Well;' you say to yourself, ''even if I had a wide knowledge of books, that wouldn't help me at all. I have to use my ingenuity. That picture may have been drawn to represent some such book title as 'The Fallen Monarch, ■ or 'The Woodman,' or 'The Woodchopper, , or 'Chopped Down, , or some title like that." . So you open your catalogue and look among the titles beginning with the letter "F" for "Fallen Monarch, The," and you look among the titles beginning with the letter "\Y" for "Woodman, The," and "Woodchopper, The," and you look among the titles beginning with the letter "C" for "Chopped Down." And you KEEP AT IT. Use you ingenuity, and RUB IT IN! Worry that picture until it stops worrying you. Look at it from a certain point of view and then try to clear your mind of all previous impressions, and take up the picture from an entirely different angle. The catalogue will run that first prize down for you if you use your ingenuity all the time. And its price is but 35 cents, 40 cents by mail. RECLAIMED LANDS ARE OF WONDERFUL FERTILITY Large Area Will Be Inten sively Cultivated When Cut Into Small Farms SACRAMENTO, March 7. —Some of the richest lands in the state of Cali fornia today are thos<: which have been reclaimed from the Sacramento river.' Here are the most profitable pear and fruit orchards in the state, asparagus beds hundreds of acres in extent, early vegetable gardens, potatoes that ha-ve a statewide market, and this land is cropped year after year and its re turns are as certain as the rising of the sun. This section is fast becoming the market garden of the state. Nor are its opportunities bounded by state lines, for already it is supplying very large quantities of products to the eastern market. This will increase with time: as population becomes more dense the demand will become more urgent, until in the near future the reclaimed lands of the Sacramento river will largely supply the winter vegetable markets of the whole country. - - Among the best of this class of land is that now being reclaimed and brought under cultivation at West Sacramento. This is pure virgin soil which has lain fallow for all the ages, only to be brought under the plow the present season. Of this property 8,000 acres have been planted in beane, al falfa and wheat, which has already made a phenomenal growth and attests all that has been stated as to the fer tility of this soil. One great advantage enjoyed by this section, too, Is its close proximity to a large Und growing market. Sacra mento city, the state capital, and the most rapidly growing city in the state today lies immediately before it; the Sacramento river, which washes its margin, leads to San Francisco and bay cities with a population of nearly a million. Railroads giving communi cation with every city in the union pass through it. Taken altogether—soil, climate, market, transportation facili ties —there is no spot in the whole state that offers equal advantages. PREACHER ACCUSED BY MRS. FIELDS TAKES TRIP Rev. Mr. CovHey-CarroU, Xamed , Iβ Romn Valley Scandal, Gof* to Santa lto*a to Recuperate Hrv. Hubert Cowley-Carroll, the Episcopal minister of Ross Valley, who was involved last wek in a scandal with Mrs. J. K. Fields, one of his parish ioners, has left his home town. With his wife and children he departed yes terday for Santa Rosa, where he says he will rest .and recuperate for a few i!av.«. Prior to leaving Ross he wrote a letter to Bishop William Ford Nichols in this city asking that a court of in q-jiry investigate the charges made against him by Mrs. Fields. Bishop Nichols will announce the court of inquiry next week. The body will consist of three clergymen and two laymen. If this court sustains the charges the case will be taken to a court of investigation composed of seven clergymen. CHINESE COMPLAIN TO MAYOR AGAINST POLICE fonnu! General and Merchants Declare Raiders Mixtake Homes for Gam bling Den* Chinese Consul General LI Yung Yew and seven merchants of Chinatown called upon Mayor Rolph yesterday and requested him to use his Influence to prevent the police from mistaking their homes and places of business for gam bling dens. They told the mayor that they were being unjustly harassed by the police. The consul stated that he and hi* people were anxious to uphold the law and assist the police when their ef forts were not misdirected. Mayor Rolph will take the matter up with Chief White and the police com mission early next week. MERCHANTS MUST EXPLAIN (Special D!sp«teh to The Call) HILL-SBOROUGH, March 7.—Three well known San Mateo merchants will appear in the Japanese tea garden court of Town Recorder H. P. Bowie tomorrow morning on charges of vio lating ordinances of the millionaires' town. John E. Casey, contractor, is charged with driving a team too heavy for Hillsboroughs roads; George A. Notley, hay and grain dealer, sent an auto truck into the exclusive precincts without a city license, and R. C. Smoot, plumbing contractor, dug a trench in the street without a permit. None so quick; none so careful. Ram sey Oppenheim Co., multigraphing, etc., 112 Kearny st. Phone Sutter 1266.—Advt. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SATURDAY, MARCH 8. 1913. HOPES OF RICHMOND FOR A HIGHWAY RISE Order for Survey First Step in Building Road Through Manufacturing Area RICHMOND; March 7.—This city is a step nearer its desire to have a state highway built down the Contra Costa bay stiore from Martinez, through Rich, motid and into Oakland, using San Pablo avenue or Arlington boulevard, or both, from this city on to and Oakland. The decision of the state highway commission to order a tenta tive survey comes after a strong , cam paign carried on for some months by Sheriff R. R. Veale. Luther D. Dimm, manager of the Standard oil refinery, and D. W. McLaughlin. Entering- this city by way of San Pablo avenue, the state highway, if constructed, would add greatly to the advancement of territory lying , along Macdonald avenue and Twenty-third street and sketching eastwardly to the foothills. It would add largely to the Twenty-third street traffic and bring that much more into Macdonald avenue at its Junction with Twenty-third. Bes-ide the state highway there are prospects of an electric road down the bay shore from Martinez to Richmond. When Mayor J. C. Owens, Engineer P. A. Haviland and a representative from the Richmond industrial commission yet to be named, go to Washington as the representatives of the city council to carry the harbor extension data re quested by the United States engineers, they will take along the official record of the voting of $1,170,000 by the people to assist in the work. Information was asked as to Rich mond's ability to meet its promise of contributing $600,000. The record of the amount voted and the fact that $300,000 worth have been sold to start work leaves no doubt of the city's in tention to keep its pledge. GIRL BEATEN BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T GET JOB Yenne Woman Recently From Italy In SrrioiiM Condition; Brother la Arreeted Suffering from many beatings in- Minted by her brother because she was unable to find employment, Angelita Bisso. 17 years old, lies at the deten tion hospital. Paola Bisso. the brother, a cement worker, was arrested. Fearing that the girl would die, the hospital attaches took a statement from the girl, but her condition later improved. »Four months ago she arrived from Italy and went to live with her brother at 563 Green street. She went out each day to find employment, but failed. Upon returning home, ehe says, she was given beating after beating. Last week, after she had received her daily beating, her brother is said to have exclaimed, "I don't care if you do die." The next day he took her to the de tention hospital and told the attend ants that she was crazy and that he would testify against her. BOARD HEEDS INJUNCTION No Promotion Made to Captaincy— SeTeral Engineers Selected Action was deferred by the fire com mission yesterday on the promotion of Lieutenant F. E. Meacham to the vacant captaincy in engine No. 1, pend ing the result of the injunction pro ceedings brought by Lieutenant Allan Matlock. The following engineers were appointed: Bernard Munter, William J. Beale, Arthur F. Bartnjann, Arthur B. Butterworth, George F. An derson, "William Dieterich, Frank T. Keenan, Robert H. Lockyer and Wil liam J. Brady. A report from Chief Murphy recommending the organization of a dynamite squad was approved and the finance committee requested to set aside $2,500 for the employment of an expert on explosives. FAVORS WELLER'S RECALL Center of Civic Clob Concludes Cam paign by Postal Card The San Francisco Center of Civic Clubs has endorsed the recall of Po lice Judge Weller by a vote of 174 in favor to 36 against. This vote was taken on post cards mailed to the 1,200 members. Mrs. Genevieve Allen, sec retary of the organization refused to , cay whether it would support Wiley F. Crist. The center now is taking a ballot on removing the cemeteries and the votes will be counted at & o'clock this afternoon. Gardener KIIU Hlmeelf—John Jack son, aged 74, a gardener residing: at 348 Gough street, ended his life by the gas route early yesterday morning." Jackson carefully planned the deed, stuffing the keyhole and cracks of his room with cotton before tuijning on two gas jets. LABOR COMMITTEE FOR CEMETERIES Law and Legislative Body Urges Council to Oppose Bills for Removal Council Indorses Sacramento Measure to Pension Teachers The la w and ] *S is - -4 T lative committee pre- sented to the Labor council last night a report opposing all legislation for removal of bodies from cemeteries. This was tavored by six members of the committee. Action on the report was deferred until March 21. The council indorsed the bill to have transcripts in criminal cases printed instead of typewritten; opposed the bill providing for the elimination of billboards, and indorsed the bill to pen sion teachers. The council accepted an invitation to attend, the Tveltmoe and Clancy re ception tonight. McCarthy defends stand The council received a communica tion from P. H. McCarthy defending- the action of the State Building Trades council in revoking the charter of the Solano Building Trades council on the ground that the act was in obedience to an edict of the American Federation of I^abor. The council adopted resolutions ask ing the California representatives in congress and the president to support the movement to have the federal au thorities order an investigation into the suspension of the civil law in West Virginia and ordering the striking miners tried by a court martial. The council indorsed the action of President Gallagher in sending a tele gram of congratulation on behalf of the council to President Wilson and Secretary of Labor Wilson. MOTHERS' PENSION REFERRED The matter of indorsing a bill favor ing a mothers' pension bill was re ferred to the law and legislative com mittee. The Central Labor council of Los An geles asked for the appointment of a committee to request merchants in this city not to handle products of Newmark & Co. of Los Angeles. The label section was ordered to attend to the matter. The Upholsterers' union reported that the effort to start a dual union in this city has been dropped. NEW UNION ADMITTED The new union of Dyers and Cleaners was admitted to affiliation with the council. J. Lesser, from cloth hat and cap makers; J. Galovic, from the beer bot tlers, and A. P. Wahl, from the Bakers' union, were seated as delegates. The boycott against the Fairyland theater was lifted, the management having settled with. Its employes. The secretary-treasurer of the Inter national Garment Workers' union ac knowledged by letter the receipt from unions of the council for contributions amounting to $347.50. * -Sfr * P. H. McCarthy left yesterday for the first railroad point in the state of Nevada to await the arrival of O. A. Tveltmoe and Eugene A. Clancy and escort them to this city. At the Oak land mole they will be met by Mrs. Tveitmoe and Mrs. Clancy and their families and the following committee of arrangements: C. A. McColm, A. E. Smith, L. Flaherty, G. A. Graves and W. IT. Urmy. At the ferry at 8:30 o'clock tonight the party will be wel comed with music by a band of 16 pieces and delegations from a large number of local labor unions. There are to be a few brief speeches, after which there will be a procession from the ferry landing to the headquarters of the State Building Trades council In the Metropolis building, and from there the two men and their families will be taken in automobiles to their respect ive homes. The Allied Printing Trades council lias appointed Ferdinand Barback, Its secretary, a committee of one to appear before the judiciary committee of each house of the legislature to present the council's protest against the Cohn. bill to abolish all billboards. Secretary Barback and Secretary Leo Michelson of the Typographical union appeared before the Building Trades council last Thursday night and se cured the promise of that body to work against the proposed measure. Harry Edwards, secretary of local No. 8 of the San Francisco Musical and Theatrical Workers' union, reports that 44 moving picture operators have been organized as a branch of the union. The headquarters of the union have been moved from Jefferson hall to 149 Mason street. * * At the meeting of tIW Steam En gineers' union local No. 64 on last Thursday night the death of J. K. Tucker, a charter member, was an nounced and a death benefit of $100 was ordered paid to his surviving rela tives. * * # Local Xo. 1640 of the Carpenters' union appointed J. Hellckson and J. Sowash at its meeting last Thursday night to represent It at the meetings of the Public Ownership league. * * # The Hod Carriers have called for an extra meeting to be held on the Mon day preceding its usual Thursday meeting. * it * A new district council, composed of all organizations pf boiler makers, sta tionary firemen, machinists and gas workers in the state, to be known as the Light and Power council of Cali fornia, has been organized, with A. Beaver as president, E. A. Brown vice president and W. S. Judkins as secre tary. All working agreements with light and power companies will be made through the new council. The first of these will be submitted to the com panies in this city next Thursday. There is one change from the exist ing agreement. It provides for one day of rest in seven, with wages for seven. * * # Secretary Burton reported at the meeting of the Molders , union Tuesday night that during February the union paid $325 in benefits to members on sick list. F. "W. Judson was elected to represent the union at the sessions of the Public Ownership association, and Frank Moss was elected a delegate to the label section of the San Francisco Labor oouncH, One candidate was obligated, one ap plication received and five honorary cards granted. The secretary was di rected to communicate to the governor that in case four additional Judges are to be appointed for the euperior court of this city that the union urges the selection of H. S. Lister of Hoisting Engineers' union. voted to hold an international con- night," at which topic* of *en«k£al i n _ Alameda Woman Heiress Estate Is Worth Millions A\j AM 151) A, March 7. — M rs. Helen Davis, wife of V. L. Dart* of 1717 Dayton avenue, has re ceived advices that nhc Iμ one of the heirs of Mm. Martha W. Wardwell of »w York, who died recently, leaving an estate val ued at several million*. The de cedent «n» the widow of William K. WardTrell, formerly treasurer of the Standard OH company. Mrs. Davis Is a second cousin of Mm. WardTrell. Her husband is connected with the Wells FarifO \evn«in National bank In San Francisco. terest will be discussed and trade pa pers read. The employing , painters are to be asked to attend these meet ings. The president was authorized to ap point a committee to arrange for the fourteenth annual ball of the local and to obtain the auditorium of Eagles' hall for that event. The San Francisco Labor council has been officially notified that, "all things being equal, California stone will be given the preference and used in the construction of the buildings in the civic center." * * * The San Francisco Labor council has received a letter from Akron, 0., from a rubber tire workers' union asking for financial aid. There are 23,000 such workers in that city, 12,000 of whom are on strike because of a re duction of 40 per cent in wages and an increase of the workday to 13*4 hours. The wapres are 50 cents a day to girls and $3.50 to skilled workmen. * * * *> # * Local No. 26 of the Steam Laundry Workers' union has selected Hannah Nolan, Nellie Victor, Emma O'Keefe, Charles Linegar, John O'Keefe. George McGrath, Carrie Kortz, Frederick Gra ham, John Robinson, D. J. Gorman, Charles Hawley. Charles Childs, Mary Carson and Kittle Decry a committee to prepare a new working agreement to be presented to the employers at the expiration in June of the existing one. A class of 24 applicants for member ship was elected and obligated. At the meeting of the Janitors' union Monday night it was announced that the Red Men's hall had been Unionized last week. The union promised assist ance to the boot and shoe workers who are on strike at Frank & Hyman's fac tory. Harry Watson was elected guide, J. L. McLoud a member of the executive board and George F. Brosson guardian, to fill vacancies caused by resignations. Local No. 22 of the United Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners, at Its Jast meeting, passed on several new by laws submitted by the Bay District Council of Carpenters, and will con clude the consideration of the re mainder at the next meeting. Fifty eeven dollars and fifty cents was paid in accident benefits and $14 donated to members in need. International President E. Flore ad dressed the Bar Tenders' union, local No. 41, Monday night. The union paid $60 in benefits to members reported Bick, received 11 new applications for membership and elected and obligated 10 candidates. Local No. 483 of the Carpenters" union Monday night paid $25 in acci dent benefits, donated $10 to members out of work, admitted one member on transfer card and obligated one elected candidate. * ¥ ♦ The Sacramento local of Meat Cut ters and Butchers has settled its trou bles with employers by accepting $1 an hour for overtime instead of quitting work at 7 o'clock on Saturday nights. [ § uive vihirardeM s Ground Chocolate the ' JOSLEN JURY UNDER LOCK AND KEY IN HOTEL Failure to Reach Verdict in Betrayal C'ace Rewulta in Members Beinff Mart-bed to Hostelry Having failed to reach a verdict, the 12 jurymen in whose hands rests the fate of Dr. Otto C. Joslen, charged with the betrayal of 16 year old Ethel Williams, were released from the jury room at the hall of justice shortly be fore 11 o'clock last night, marched to the Sutter hotel and were put under lock and key for the rest of the night. They will return to Judge court at 9:30 o'clock this morning, when attorneys for the defense will also be present. The case, which has developed many sensational facts during the trial of a little more than a week, was concluded yesterday morning and went to the jury at 11:40 o'clock. Throughout the day the jurors weighed the evidence, while friends of the girl and the wealthy physician crowded the court rooms and the corridors at the hall of justice waiting for a verdict. Rumors had It early in the after noon that only three of the jurors stood for conviction. At 11 o'clock last night six of the men sent word to their wives that they would not be home until today. BIDS FOR TI'JfXEL COXSTRUCTIOV Bids for the construction of the Stockton street tunnel will be opened April 2. The beard of works directed Secretary Churchill yesterday to call for the proposals. Work must be be g-un within 15 days after the contract is executed and must be completed In a year. The bond will be $100,000. That Peculiar Lightness and Flavor • ' Noticed in the finest biscuit, rolls, cake, etc., is due to the absolute purity and the accurate combination of the ingre ; dients of the ROYAL BAKING POWDER. The best things in cookery are always made and can be most readily made with the Royal Baking Powder. Hence its use is demanded in the most cele brated restaurants, in the homes of the people, wherever delicious, wholesome food is appreciated. Its sale and use extend to every civilized country in the world. \ The only Baking Powder Cream of Tartar ifpiiPH NO LIME PHOSPHATES ORANGE CULTURE STARTED ON A GOOD BASIS Every Precaution Taken by Land Company to Make Growers Successful riTitrs. March '■ —Thli n ' vv t<»wn sit*-, mar tH« center of t!.e youiiK orana* orchards of th« Nato»a« cem pany, Is attracting many From thfs point they radiate to all parts of thr» eftrea districts. Ifow favorably tli*y *re impfieen with the outlook for orange culture and general agriculture is ny John Rauch of 41S8 Seventeenth ftreet. San Prancisco, Who, In referring to his newly acquired acre***. s;, id: "To my mind, the proportion Wβ mitted by Natoinas Caneolldated is the most attractive real estate offer that has ever been eubndtted t- , the public. The hugeness of the company and Its undertakings gives a buyer the feeling of absolute security in regard to his purchase. 'Success' is written all over the face of the land. With intelligent development under expert advice the welfare of a man's future la assured. Sorreyor of I'ort Returns*— Surveyor* of the Port Duncan E. Mck inlay re turned from Waehington, l>. C yester day, where >t<- has fer several on semiofficial business.