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L RAjLD lExtra TODAY'S PRICES n bunk notes. 1 Mexican peoa, hihoahna currency, 3 Carrania r,n . 7 Bar Uw (Handy & Har- quotatlons), 49ft Copper, IS 500 r . : rains, lower Ureatock, ateadj- kp strong. ' LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASC. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. JUNE 8. 1915. pbuyered anywhere eo cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS. PASO Tt?jKiMjBt'yc ifidffBBBBHBaBHBBBHBMBPPBBHWpHBIyif try8fiftfTS3lunr5jsBMTBsaHnsrBassajBsPTBBSBae Total YieU Will Exceed Great Crop Of Last Year By 59,000,000 Bushels. HUGE AREA IS SOWN TO OATS Barley Crop Will Be Second In Size; Reports on Other Field Products. WASHINGTON. D. C, June 8. The gieatest wheat crop the countrv tier has known is In i " 'rvct for the coming harvest. In i .urecast today, based on me condi- n of trailer and spring wheat on - - l. the federal crop reporting ' fiard, places tne prospective wheat "P at $u,rnio,cov bushels, which cjid etrj last ear's record' crop j "JO,00 bushels With continued h m grown.g conditions, the crop may r ach a billio.i bushels. "f ilie great wheat crop, the bulk is ' " winter nh.at planted last fall on i e ieaiest acreage ever sown. The i ui uuu eiass oi wneat is placed a- :e oon.oae bushels. Ot aartag wheat -" (mil 00 bashels are forecast. That e " mnt would be 36,000,000 bushels un- r the record crop of 1S12. but greater ' r n iast j ear s and -.he year before. Greatest Area of Oats. ' ' ts nlanted this spring was on th e i. 'test area ever sown to that crop,! "ding last jears area by almost! 0 00 -re The forecast of th I 3f crop places it at l.'SS, 000,060 bush- t ; nhich is mere than harvested last ":' or In 1913. but 13,0l0,00 bushels t-s than the record crop of 191S. The barley crop, from present indl- ior.s. will be second m Doint of si. w.th lT.OOO.OOO bushels, which would I -t. OoO.OOO leas than th; 1912 record -u,t Dut more than grown last year r in 1913 These statistics, gathered from the i -iv correspondents and agents of the ' rurtment's bureau of statistics and ompiled by the crop reporting board, t ith comparisons for other years, fol irw frjirmg wheat Area planted. 19,248,- ' "J acres, compared with 17,533,000 ast ear Condition. 91.9 percent of a o-mal. compared with 95 5 last vear id ii S the lu year average. Indi es ttd yield, 14.1 bushels per acre, com T ffcd with 11.8 last year, and 1 the2 1909-1.1 average. Esti mated total production. 274.000,009 1 jhels, compared Tilth 206.027,600 last ar. and 245,000,000 the 1909-13 aver- W inter wheat- Area planted. 40.- IC'OOo acres, compared with 3S.00S.0OO lest vear Condition. 85.8 percent of a normal, compared with 02.0 on May this year, S2.7 on June 1. last year, nd iii the 10 j ear average. Indi- -tted vield, 16 9 bushels per acre, com- ? red with 1 0 last year and 16 0 the '"(-'-1 1 average Estimated total pro- uition, 70,000.000 bushels, compared v jin r54,99v.wo last vear. ana 441,000, i o, the 1909-13 average. VII heat Crops ltrser. All vtheat: Area planted. 59,417.000 acres, compared with 53,541,000 last -ar Condition, 89 2 percent of a nor i al. compared with 93 7 last year and 6 " the 10 war average. Indicated jew 16 bushels per acre, compared r tl 1C b last vear and 14.7 the 1909-13 v e ape Estimated total production, ", i f'00 000 bushels, compared with 891. oi: ooO last year, and OS6.000.000 the I'.o-i3 average Oats Area planted. 4.193,000 acres, mmpared with 38,442.000 last year. 'ondition 92 2 percent of a normal, (ompared with i9.5 last vear and 88.6 ie 10 vear average. Indicated yield, 4 bushels per acre, compared with -''7 last vear and 30.6 the 1909-13 av fipsre Estimated total production, ' . "00,000 bushels compared with 1 141.060,000 last vear, arfd 1.131,000,000 the 1909-13 average. Other Crop Conditions. Parley Area planted, 7,393,000 acres, a nipared with 7,505,000 last year. Con ti.tion, 94 6 percent of a normal, com pared with 95 5 last year and 90.6 the i i ear average Indicated yield, 26.6 t t,-hels per acre, compared with 25.b ' st vear and 24 3 the 1909-13 averatro ! i sumated total production, 197.000 000 1 uhels. compared with 194,953,000 last v ear, and 182,000,000 the 1909-12 aver age Rye Condition, 92 percent of a i ormal, compared with 93.3 on May 1 this v ear, 93.6 on June l last year and o 4 the 10 year average. Indicated v leid, 16.8 bushels per acre, compared with 16 8 last year and 16.1 the 1909-13 a race. I.'av Condition, 87.8 percent of a normal, compared with 89.8 on May 1 this vear. SS.7 last jear and S7.6 the sev en year average Pastures: Condition. 91.3 percent of a normal, compared with 87.2 on May 1 last. S9.8 in 1913 and 89.4 the 16 year ai erae Apples: Condi Hon, 70.1 percent of a normal, compared with 7S.7 last year and 65.9 the ft year average. Esti mated total production. 191,000,000 bushels, compared with 253,000.000 last year and 176.000.000 the 1909-13 average Villa, White Dove of Peace, BATTLESHIP -.1 mi niipini.mnnuMjj .mi. . l..i in hi mill I, I, , ..i.nuiuj..Liiii.i. ii.m i iii mi iii.ma..iiiuufrirWT - i n n,i t rrn r f, . s ?H "V " ' V- - ' vt. t -. ml'v,mmnfilvmt'mtX'ftf! SL&ef 4jfe list ' I t -iKi:yMiaJ&iisaaawMstaHaa9BK9 1 wBWSLmKJ. JBJ5i55yr &lAa3iMaSBMiWaa 1 jlig30 i "Tir ' Tr tr lSBMmMBIZ re ihch sum ids battleship I !3MWHg5?aiMBjaiKJHtMiJgi'k.iiiiMMiiiii mini i iiiniF'wwiirnrmrnmTaaB aaa iw iwiiintf , ,. m; .TViTTTiajiH-iTin m iFiUitfMrvrmiiitotmammsammmmKmaaaxxSr Will Be Launched June 19 and Will Be 39th Battle ship Built Since 1892. WASHINGTON. D. C June S. The 39th battleship built tor the American navy since 18S5 will take the water June Is next when the superdreadnought Arliona slips from the- ways at the New York nay yard. Compared to the first American battleship, the Indiana, launched in 18S. the Arizona will be nearly twice as long, half again as wide and a three times as great displacement. Against the Indiana's four 13 inch guns ind eight eight inch, the Arizona, will carry 12 14 inch and 22 five Inch rifles, the same armament as her sister ship, the Pennsylvania, recently launched at Newport News. In addition to the great size of the new ship's main battery, the guns are of 43 caliber as against the 35 caliber Intimates, at Hearing, That Surgeon May Have Stolen Papers. Annapolis, Md., June S Rear Ad miral Wm. F. Fullam. superintendent of the naval academy, who resumed his testimony today before the naval court of inquiry appointed by secretary of the navy Daniels to Investigate charges of Irregularities In an exam ination at the academy, declared to the court thr.t midshipman James E. Mou of Annapolis was the man primarily responsible for the whole scandal of irregularities in the last annual exam ination.' Midshipman Moss, the admir al asserted, was being supported in nis plea for clemency by United States senators, a representative in congress and two lawyers. The admiral said be regretted very much to have to testify concerning interviews with Robert Moss, father of midshipman Moss, and a member of counsel for the midship men. Implicates Surgeon. "Mr. Moss told me," said admiral Fullam. "that surgeon McDowell, whom he (Mose) had defended in a civil case. had assured Mr. Moss that ho would look out for his son." Moss had told the admiral he did not wish to make charges against McDowell or any one else but he expressed the belief that the modern languages papers claimed to have been received by midshipman Moss from an anonymous source were sect to his son at the instance of the surgeon, the admiral said Under cross vexaxnination by con gressman Hay oAmidshipmen's counsel concerning the issuance of "dope" or information about studies, admiral Ful lam said it was customary for instruc tors to direct the special attention of midshipmen to certain parts of the subject they were studying with a view to their time being devoted to the most important parts. nhe fact that the papers came into Moss's possession should have been sufficient proof to anyone that they were not old exam ination papers, he said. Because their names have been men tioned in connection with the investi gation, six newly commissioned ensi'ns of this year's graduating class, have beetn recalled to the academy. Members of the graduating class Sled Monday, through counsel, a resolution against any punishment of Moss con cerning an offence of which. It was felt; he was not any more guilty than hun dreds of other midshipmen. TEXAS HAS $2,533,951 IN CASH IN TREASURY Austin, Tex.. June 8. Balances In the state treasury for the quarter end ing May 31, according to the report of state treasurer Edwards, showed a to tal in cash of 32,533.951. and in bonds, 320,SA7,617. Of the cash on hand 31, 176,514 is to the credit of the general revenue fund, of the 320,807,017 In bonds, 319.486,093 goes to the credit of the permanent school fund. During the same quarter the total disbursements amounted to 36,528,040 in cash and $341,937 in bonds. Of the cash disbursed. 3 1,625,663 was from the general revenue fund. CAX.DIA- PACIFIC HUIS WAR SUPPLIES FOR EXGLUiD Montreal, Que, June S. The pur chasing department of the Canadian Pacific railway is engaged in buying war supplies for the British army, it is learned here. . This followed news that the road's president, Thomas G. Sbaughnessy, had been summoned to England by earl Kitchener to arrange taking over all such purchases in America. ueiore ne lelt, it was learned to- Lh?n?n,thPartf h'8 OTsa",'tKn a work for the army. i BiLILIS ! MOSS Tl MEf i Washington, D. C, June 8. William Jennings Bryan, secretary of state, resigned that office late today. His formal resignation was tendered to president Wilson and was accepted. It was stated authoratively the resignation, which had been under consideration for several days, was accompanied by the utmost good feeling -between the secreatry of state and president Wilson. It resulted from difference of opinion over the note about to be sent to Germany. ARIZONATO HAVE 12 BIG GUNS LIKE THIS of the Indi.in,. s 13 inch guns, identical with those aboarci the famous old Ore- aboard the Pennsylvania. on. which played their nart n tb, bat-. Immediately upon the launching of tie of Santiago. V7i;n the fourteens 1 tin Arizona the keel of the navy de the Arizona in hlr tjn- the 'reun i paYtment s gr atest experiment in naval could have halt, 'J put one of the fl-e- 1 consti ui ticn. tin. electrically driven sj lng Spanish ships almost without leav- I perdreadnaught California, will be laid ins: her station The Arizona s jru-s i at the New Yom yard. She will be have a range, even at the low elevation of American na.y mountings, of ' miles or more against eight or nine miles for the old thirteens. Greater Than the ew York. The Arizona will be the fourth battle ship built by the United States in ui own navy yard at New York. The oth ers were -the Connecticut, tfce dread nauffSt Florida and the snperdread naught New York, at present one of the largest, swiftest and most-powerful of American fighting craft Against the New York's displacement of 27.0O0 tens, however, the Arizona will displace 31. 400 tons and will measure 600 feet in h -th and 97 feet, six inches in width. S .11 mount 12 1 inch guns to the !' .u teens carried by the Texas and GMBINET HEX ESITE President Is Rather Pleased With Germany's Action Regarding Gulflight. Washington. D. C, June 8 After two hours' discussion of the note to Ger many at the cabinet meeting today. secretary Tumulty at the direction of president Wilson, made this announce ment: "The note was read over and dis cussed and put in Anal form. It prob ably will go forward to Berlin tomor row." The cabinet members uniformly re fused to discuss it. The president explained that he had brought only a rough draft of the note to the cabinet meeting last Fri day, and that there had been all sorts of suggestions since the cabinet last met. The general character of the note, however, had not been modified, and he believed it met the approval of the entire cabinet. Mention Gnlfllght Incident. The arrival of the note from Ger many, offering to pay for the attack on the (iulfligbt and asking for inform ation concerning the dropping of bombs on the Cushing was referred to by the president as not unsatisfactory. The president he had learned only through the newspapers the mission of Van Ghell Geldemelster, who arrived1 here In the interest of neutral media tion in the European war. The presi dent added, however, individual offi cials might have information concern ing ueioemeister's trip here- The president is understcwwl tn liav t been disnleased with recent nnhlira- tions Indicating what the new note to Germany would contain, when he had not himself definitely decided on the matter. DENIES RIGHT OF U. S. TO "LECTURE" GERMANY Amsterdam, Holland, June S. Geo. Bernhard. writing in the Vossiache Zeitung, of Berlin, says: "It appears as though America will shirk the obligation to discuss with us preliminary questions concerning the character of the Cunard line steam ship Lusitanla. Whether this British ship had weapons and ammunition on board seems to president Wilson to be less important than to learn from us what we think of the prosecution of a submarine war. "We confidently hope our govern ment will hare nothing to do with such distortion of facts. If president Wilaon wants a decisive answer from us, it can not be other than that the Lusi tania was a British ship with contra band of war material, to torpedo which we had a-n absolute right within the war xone. "We cannot allow ourselves to be lectured even by the United States on mis rignt. wmen we exercise in seit protection." RUSSIANS WORK THREE SHIFTS, MAKING MUNITIONS I I'etrograd, Russia. June 8. Russia is ntpiuiy organizing ner resources ior the maufacture of munitions of war on a larger scale than has heretofore been possible, realizing that shortage of munitions has been 4argely responsible for Russia's recent reverses. Faetbries are being run day and night with three shifts of men. Every available specialist has been engaged, and. in addition, all students of the technical colleges. A consultative board presided over by M. Soukhomlinoff. the minister of war. has been appointed It includes repre sentatives of manufacturers and of the two legislative chambers. Its purpose ,a to Simulate ad coordinate the Jro dui - tion r ..- i.- " duction of war supplies. mm ill I !iui t thev will be carried three to a turret as nearlv a thousand tons heavier than the Arizona, although carrying the same equipment and arrangement, of guns, but is expected to develop greater speed than the 21 knots desired of the Ari zona. ' Will Use Oil For Fori. Comparing the most recent govern ment built battleship to the first tnrnod out. navy officials point to the fact that althought the Arizona has-12 gnn? to the Connecticut's four and displaces 15.400 tons more water, being nearly twice as large, she will carry -only M5 men as against the 1012 needed to han dle the smaller ship. This is due to the improvement in mechanical appliances for battleships in the last decade ,-nd also to the fact that oil has been sub ES HIS PLEIESS PiSGE m Defeated by Obregon for the Fourth Time, Villa Retreats Northward, Sends Out Word That He Wants Car- ranza to Meet Him on Neutral Ground and Con.- sider Plans for the Establishment of Peace. TyEFEATED badly by the Car- II ran forces of Gen. Alvaro Obre " g0- for the fourth successive time. Uea. FraBotseo Villa is making a strong appeal for a. peace conference. He has decided to ask Carrania to agree to a neutral territory for a con ference to consider the suggestions contained in president Wilson's note. acccordlng to a teegram received here last night from CoL Enrique Perez Rul, private secretary to Villa. The telegram was dated Aguascalientes, showing that Villa has fallen back a. considerable distance. The Rul statement relates that Villa decided to invite Carrsnza to agree to a truce "to prevent further sacrifice in the republic which might produce in tervention:" that when Villa, in Keep ing with this suggestion, ordered his troops to retire. Gen. Obregon started in pursuit, "bringing on a battle in the station of Leon." Rul continues: "This obliged our forces, which came from Silao, commanded by Gen. Villa, to vigorously attack the enemy, dis persing them after inflicting heavy losses. The Villa forces have retired to Lagos, state of Guanajuato. 38 miles north of Leon. according . - SLUES BIDDING FOR BUI I German Advices State Ru mania Has Rejected Allies First Proposals. Cologne Germany, June 8. The chances that Bulgaria and Rumania will en'er the war on the side of the allies are diminishing, says a Berlin dispatch to the Cologne Gazette. "The political heavens of the Balkan- have cleared somewhat, the dispatch says. Rumania has rejected the first offer of the triple entente as unsatis factory. Bnlgsrla Is Approached. "Bulgaria also has received offers from the entente. It is not known that .-," ,- ""-- " -v .. w , Bulgaria, has formaly rejected them, ' ui sne m in agreement with Rumania. . and since the latter, has rejected the ' offers, Bulgaria m-obab'r-wlll do like wise. "This assumption Is the more reason able because Bulgaria's first demand is Immediate occupation by her of the Macedonian territory taken from her by Servia. The entente has not yet offered that. Bulgaria naturally is not disinterested in tie Turkish fron tier, but Bulgarian statesmen are keenly conscious that the opportunity regarding Macedonia is one wlich will come now or never." ' SICK KING OF GREECE SUFFERS SERIOUS RELAPSE Rome Italy. June 8. The Messaggro has received a news dispatch from Ath ens saving the condition of king Con stantine of Greece suddenly has become very grave. Objects To Obregon BBB stituted for coal as fuel, decreasing the necessary fireroom force, -and that only two sizes of guns compos her arma ment against the four sizes aboard the Connecticut. The result is a reduction in ammunition handling forces. Will Cost tr.I23.WO. The Arizona will be sponsored by MUs Esther Ross, of Preston, Ariz, nominated by Gov. Hunt of Arizona. As she looks in the water immediately af ter the launching, the ship will have cost the government 7.426.000. An even greater sum will go for her guns and armor and other equipment and when she goes into commission her cost to the country will have reached the huge total of, tlS.000.000 or more. This cost represents a reduction of nearly StOO, 000 in guns and armor, according to he navy department, nnder the prices paid for the Pennsylvania's offensive and de fensive equipment. It was in dealing with contracts for the Arizona's armor that secretary Daniels demanded com petitive bidding and succeeded in ef fecting the saving. DEFEAT HI - ETMIJ to the Rul statement, "without the loss of many men or any- Uar materi als." It also claims that Villa retains quantities of militay equipment cap tured In the battle of Silao last week, and has "ordered some brigades south to recapture Leon and continue the campaign." "Gen. Villa ordered his secretaries to come from Chihuahua to Aguascalien tes to draft the note to Carranza," says Col Rul, "and also- the reply he will send to president Wilson. Villa's min isters reached Aguascalientes today," the message says. Villa -Vlres Carrsnza. Gen. Villa sent a. telegram to Car rania Tuesday proposing that the two appoint emisaries to meet in the United States to discuss, some plan to bring about peace In Mexico. The message, according to high Villa, of ficials, was relayed torough El Paso to Galveston and will he cabled to Veiacrax. The message simply proposes that delegates be appointed. It is under stood that both leaders have been un officially advised that this government would be willing to aid In any way a lumerence to oe neia in tnis country. A conference in -aexlco, it has oeen ' pointed out, would be open to charges of coercion from both sides. pointed TELLSOFLUST OFf II. W Former Private Secretary Relates Incident of a Woman's Treatment. Another expose by Luis Aguirre Ben avides. former private secretary to Gen. Francisco Villa, has been made. according to the Carrania consulate in-l El Paso. Thij time it relr.tes to an In cident in Mexico City, rumors of which have reached the border frequently in one form or another. Last week Bena vides revealed the story of the murder of Benton and Bauch. His revelations ,CI.,Dg ,u iren oi a jnrencn noiei proprietress In Mexico City, for shield- Ing a girl from Villa, are supplied by the Orranza consulate. The statement of BenavMes as thus made public on iohows: "Everyone knows that, Gen. Villa's vicious passions for women have no limits, and that when one is so unfor tunate as to please him. he has no scruples as to the means he uses to get her into his power. "One of the events of this kind that has caused most soandal and comment is that of the proprietor of the Hotel Palaclos, of Mexico City, a French woman of considerable note, named Madame Faresce, who dared to inter vene to prevent Villa carrying out his purpose with a young Mexican girl named Klvira Knriquez, an employe of the hotel. "This iirl was of poor but highly re spectable parents and was so unfortu nate as to attract the attention of Gen. (Continued on Page z. Col. 4). VILLA REPULSE 1 ill COMPLETE Captured Villa Cannon To Be Turned on Zapatistas In the Capital. obregonIs now IN CITY OF LEON Declares He Captured All Of Villa's Transportation In Recent Fighting. NBW YORK. Jane & Gen. Al varo Obregon, In a dispatch received today by F. S. Bliss, Carranxa consnl general here, gives details of the battle of Leon. In which he claims to have signally defeated Gens. Villa and Angeles. Gen. Obregon reports that the casu alty list of the Villa forces Ik more than 10,ev men. and that he has es tablished his headquarter In Leon. The dispatch dated Leon by way of Veraemx. Jnne S. follows i "Ilavp occupied new headquarters la the etty of Leon. We are In nurw snlt -of tbe.enrmgw who arcdemoroJ " lied from their defeat of yesterday. While it h impossible to give the exact number of dead, wonnded. captured and deserted, I expect that the number will reach more than lOAea, Every piece of artillery and all of Villa's trains are in our pos seiuiIoB. "This battle means the end of the revolt of Uens. Villa and An geles. Both are retreatlns with mall bodyguards tv the north. "Artillery was sent from here to Gen. Gonzales to ssaliit the three batteries he has In the advance on Slexlco City, which place In expect ed to be occupied by the end of this vreek (Signed.) "Alvnro Obregon.' FOLLOWING the complete dispersal of the Villa troops in the Leon dis trict and the capture of the city of Leoa by Gen. Alvaro Obregon. large bodies of Carran- troops are to be thrown against Mexico City. With the capture of the capital and the prestige gainca in tne series or victories tnat has pushed Villa from Celaya. in south ' res Guanajuato, north to Lagos, Jalisco, the Carranxa faction will make a powerful effort ' i gain recognition from the United S :ee. This is the sub stance of advices received here from Veracruz and opinions expressed by" nign uu-ranza, omciais. 'me Veracruz advice state that the general feeling in that provisional capital is that recog nition of Carrania is but a matter of a short time. VUllstas Admit Defeat. "ea Alvaro Obregon has issued a sec ond report on the battle of Leon, dated at the new headquarters in Learn. Villa border officials admitted the loss of Leon Monday afternoon and this was confirmed In official Villa messages Monday night, which stated that Villa had established his headquarters at La gos. This move is the culmination of a steady retreat that has continued for more than two months, beginning xit the battle of Celaya. Obregon in his report states that he Is as yet unable to give exact figures as to the number oc dead, wounded and prisoners out that these will be verv heavy. He states that everv nlee n artillery and all of Villa's trains are in his possession. Railroad and telegraph lines, hastily destroyed by the retreat ing Villistas, are being repaired as rap idly as possible, he says Using Captured Cannon. Immediately pon organising his new headquarters. Gen. Obregon began send-in- the captured cannon to the rear, where they wdl be Incorporated tn Gen. Pablo Gonzales's command, Veracruz advices state. Gonzales, who was last reported as being within 4 kilometers of Mexico City from the east, has three batteries. With the additional cannon, the Veracruz advices state. Mexico City will be taken by the end of the week. Carrancistas express the opinion (hat this attack will be the next big cam paign. Obregon retaining his positions pending the outcome of the Mexico City battle. GEN. VILLA'S RAILROAD MEN STRIKE; REFUSE HIS MONEY A general strike of swithmen and car handlers on the National lines u far south as Chihuahua has been called. The strikers state that they will no longer work for wages that are paid ln viiia currency and that do not uuouni io suuiciem to iee mem. i Monday more han 1M of the strikers I came to the border. Says Herald Appeals To Ali Editor H FMe Herald: I have been reading your paper for the past three months and it is, I think, stseerior to any other newspaper io the southwest. I hare also read most of the Hwthwest s dailies, but never found one to emal The Herald. The good qualities contained in The Herald appeal to all readers of culti vated taste, H. j. savder. Hotel Paso del Xorte. As a Pot-Hunter Each Secretary Now Gets $2', 000, Instead of Pos sible $10,000, a Year PREMIERASQUITH SHOWS SURPRISE Intimates Parliament Is Not Concerned with Cabinet's Private Doings. , LONDON, Bag, June S- Th rathp novel project of pooling their salaries, recently agreed to by the members of the new coalition min istry, by which eacn secretary draws yriy SzI.Wt instead of some receiv ing 32S.O0O and others SlO.eoe or less, was sharply criticized in the house of commons today during consideration of thesalary of the minister of munitions. Davison Dalziet, Unionist, took the stand that If the- secretaries thus dis tributed then- pay, they were altering the amounts fixed by parliament with at consent of pmrliamssst. S grfhteTrW.0-SlHftar. took "f Tlew, .saying It was a ques tion of the "division of spoils." to which. hs strongly objected. Homo secretary Simon defended the arrangement, saying it was in every respect a domestic agreement amonj the men concerned, and he thought it waa insiduous to inquire into the mat ter. Premier Is Pained. Premier Asquith announced that hs listened to such a discussion with sur prise aii pain. The only question be fore the house was whether the new minister of munitions was to receive a salary of 50.000. If the house of commons was to pry Into how this money should be spent it would de mean decencies in public life. The premier, for one. denied the right of Hie house to discuss the matter. "Let's Be Britoas.- The. speaker ruled that the matter could be discussed, but he questioned the good taste of such a procedure. "For God's sake, let us quit this and be Britons." exclaimed F. G. Kellaway. idsvarad, whereupon the house agreed to the salary resolutions. COAL AND LIGNITE MEN PROTEST AGAINST RAISE A ns tin. Texas, June 1 8. Coal and. lignite interests were heard today be fore the railroaH commission in tho advanced freight rate hearing, on the question of switching charges. They protested vigorously against the pro posed switching charges, claiming tiat if they became effective it would re sult is practically putting out of busi ness the coal and lignite operators in xaa Most of the afternoon was con sumes in nearing from coal and lig nite men. PENITENTIARY POPULATION IS INCREASED BY 54 IN MAY Austin. Texas. June S The peniten tiary population of Texas increased 54 during the month of May, as disclosed by the monthly report of the panlten-. wj commission. The report shows the total number of convicts on Sand May I to be I57(; new ones received during the month, lif; recaptured 4; returned by sheriffs 1: returned from parole ; discharged 4: pardoned 11. escaped IS; died 4: delivered to sheriff 1; paroled 3; mak ing the number on hand June 1, 2SJ0. SAYS MILITANCY HURfS PROGRESS OF SUFFRAGE Chicago, 111.. June S. Miss Alice Stone Black well of New York, address ing the mid-year conference of the National Women's Suffrage association here today. saU the association suf fers from the militant actions of the Congressional Union, for the reason, that politicians do no. distinguish be tween one association and another but visit their resentment on the suffrage movement generally." GO-MTBRS DEFKVD5 WALSH AGAINST HIS CRITICS. New JTork. June S,. A defence of Frank P Walsh, chairman of the fed eral industrial relations commission, marked the address of Samuel Gom- pers. president of the American Feder- ation of Labor, delivered here tod iv before the biennial convention of tha National Women's Trade Union League of America.