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ADVERTISING makes the wheels of business go round smoothly and pro tocta thorn Against blowouts. THE WEATHER,. Fair VOL. XU1I-X0. 188. OMAILA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1014 FOURTEEN TAGES. On Trains and at Xotsl Haws Stands, So. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. ROBS MEN; HE TRIES IT ON THLCOMPANY Former Superintendent Says He Did Not Discharge Employe Till Concern Defrauded. KNEW MINERS BEING CHEATED McNaughton Asserts No W- F. M. Strikers Taken Back. WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE UNION Declares it Has Sought to Put Oper ators Out of Business. TEACHES A "GOSPEL OF HATE" (enerni Mutineer of Cnlutnct nnil Itrcln Tentlflca Before Com mittee Probing Copper Wnlkout. WALSENBURG, Colo.. March 3.-The strike investigation In Huerfano county was held here today. The spectators' seats tilled rapidly with a heterogeneous crowd representing sev eral naUonalltles. James Brewster of counsel for the strik ers, Indicated that union witnesses would bo questioned on several subjects and It could not be determined In advance Just how long lt would tako to present their case. Counsel for the strikers called Fred It. Hcnnes to describe mine conditions which were alleged to havo entered' Into tho cause of the strike. Ho said ho had had long experience as a miner; that in the last ten years tho companies steadily re duced tho amount of work for which pay Is allowed; iio declared that whllo he was superintendent of a mine that a weigher employed by the company's pres ident was cheating tho diggers. On questions by Byrnes the witness ad mitted ho had known the weigher was robbing tho men, but did not discharge him until ho found he also was, robbing tho company. . Mother Jonrn Cniie Postponed. TRINIDAD, Colo., March 3.-Arguinents on the habeas corpus case Instituted by tho United Mine workers of America to secure tlie release of "Mother" Mary Jones, who Ih held a military chargo at tho San Rafael hospital here, again were postponed In the district court today. The illness of Judgo Advocate Major E. J. Boughton was tho reason assigned. Judge A. W. Mcilcndrle announced that tho arguments would bo heard tomorrow. Operator' Manifesto. HOUGHTON, Mich., March 3. "A long as I am general manager of the Calumet and ttcea company, no striker will b taken bacl toprkAinjess he gives tjp.hls membership lntho 'Western Federation of Miners," declared James MacNaughton today before the congressional Investi gators. "Tho Western Federation of Miners and Its membore as such havo trjed In every way possible to put tho mining companies out of business. They stopped our busi ness, they interfered with nonunion men going to work and caused riots. There are a great many strikers who would not be taken back under any conditions." Hq said the federation taught a "gospel of hate" MISS HEPPNER ACQUITTED OF PERJURY CHARGE CHICAGO, March X-MIss Alice Hepp ner, accused of perjury In connection with the Hcnnlng-Funk alienation suit. wan found not guilty by a Jury today before Judge MacDonald. Miss Hcppner was a witness In the suit of John C. Hennlng. a bell boy, against Ctarenco S. Funk, former general man ager of the International Harvester conv pany, for alleged alienation of the at fectlons of Mrs. Hennlng. The Hennlng t.ult fell through and resulted In a vln dlcatlon of Mr, Funk. Later conspiracy charges were filed against some of the participants In the alienation suit, and .Dcnlcl Donahoe. attorney for Hennlng, was found guilty of conspiring to de fame Mr. Funk. Miss .Heppncr had testified that sl! saw Mr. Funk and Mrs. Hennlng In a Chicago holcli In tho conspiracy trial Mrs. Hennlng testified that she had never met Mr, Funk. The Weather . Forecast till 7 p. m. "Wednesday: For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity -Fair. Temperature Oiunha Yesterday, Hours. De" 5. a. m 6 a. in 7 a. m .... . ... rr u ' ' 5 m 2 11 a! m 36 12 m , 40 2 p. m.!'.!.!!!.!!'.'.! 3 p. m 44 P- m 44 fi p. m'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.Y.'.'.', 42 7 p! m!!!"!!!"!l" 40 S p. m 38 ComparatlTe Louui necortl 1 1914. 1913. 1912. 191L. Highest yesterday 4S 43 "21 48 lowest yetserday....... 32 2) C so Mean temperature 38 M 13 3S Precipitation T T .00 tures from the normal: TAmimrnn r ann nrprimiHiinn nsnu r . Normal temperature , 29 Kxccss for the day. 9 Total excess since March 1 2 Normal precipitation ,...04 inch Deficiency for the day. .01 Inch Total rainfall since March 1 CO Inch Deficiency since March 1.... , .11 Inch Deficiency for cor. period. 1913 11 Inch Kxccss for cor period, 1912 24 Inch Heparin from Station at 7 I. 31. (station and Stats Temp. High- Rain- of weather Cheyenne, clpudy Davenport, cloudy,.., Denver, part cloudy, WEIGHER in. est fall SO 28 ,00 S3 40 .Oi &i 41 .02 42 4S .64 ' 42 V) M it 48 .0 44 CO .00 40 45 .00 41 i .03 40 4$ .00 42 44 .00 32 33 .30 42 48 .CO 3S 42 .00 40 44 .03 Lander, cloudy North Platte, clear Omaha, clear............. Pueblo, rlear lUpld City, cloudy Knit Lak City, clear... 'a.ta Ke. clear Sheridan, cloudy Houx City, clear Valentine, clear T indicates trace of precipitation. U A. WELSH. Local Forecaster. Nearly Forgotten Freak Deal Places Bank on Its Feet DENVER, Colo., March 3.-The finan cial convolution of an unnamed mun from Kansas yesterday placed tho de funct Florence State bank of Florence, Colo., on Its feet, through a decision of tho supreme court awarding $27,000 In surance money to tho cashier of that In stitution. Tho financial entanglements of the Kansan started with a deserted mill and an abandoned gold mine. Several years ago a mill was built at Florence for the purpose of treating ore with a cyandtdc process, which failed. An unnamed man from Kansas City bought tho mill together with an old mine, for $10,000 and organlxed the Colo rado Mining, Milling .and Leasing com pany, used the structure to get out a prospectus and sold stock to the amount of $120,000 to Kansas and Nebraska people. Insurance to the amount of KO.000 was obtained from seven companies. Tho mill was destroyed by fire. Six com panies paid tho claims presented, but the seventh, tho Palatine Insurance com pany( refused. Tho Kansan assigned the suit to the bank and disappeared. Dam ages in the sum of $21,000 with interest at 8 per cent, was awarded the cashier acting as receiver for the bank against tho Palatine Insurance company. Tho money received from the suit will place the bank on Its feet. South Dakota Man's Death is Officially Declared Suicide LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 3.-Con- vlnccd that his story of his brother's suicide Sunday night and of his vigil alone for six hours beside the body was correct, police, officials ordered today the release of Christian Stubbcrud of Canton, S D who was detained yesterday after ho had notified the police that his brother, Charles, had killed himself. A coroner's .Inquest resulted today In a verdict of suicide. The Stubberuds, formerly merchants of Canton, came hero recently. Christian said his brother becamo demented sud denly Sunday night and cut his throat with a paring knife. Charles bled to death, and after a perfunctory effort to wake the landlord of tho apartment house, Christian waited until lata yester- i.rviUiM, o. u., iuiircn j. binaries Stubbcrud, former citizen of Canton, found- dead In Los Angeles, with his brother, Christian, keeping vigil beside the body, was born In Chrlstlnnia, Nor way, forty-one years ago. Ho camo to Canton with his parents at the ago of 10 years: His father was engaged in tho shoo business here until he died' In 190s, leaving Charles tho store. Charles sold tho store, leaving tor California in 1U12. He was unmarried, jS, , . ' Drop Ten Millions During February WASHINGTON, March 3. Customs re ceipts for tho entire United States lor February fell off slightly more than $10,000,000 compared with the same month of 101$. This Is by far the most marked discrepancy in such receipts for the months of 1913 that has been noticcu since the new tariff became law. Although no official explanation was forthcoming It was pointed out that mil lions of dollars worth of sugar Is in bond In New York, New Orleans and other ports held for weeks to take advantage of the 23 per cent reduction in duties In force today. Customs officials here, too, called attention to the fact that despite this falling off tho administration counts off- about $10,000,000 a year from tho ln como tax. They aro hopeful that tho Income tax and the Increased expected from the new corporation tax will more than offset the reduction In customs. All iccm's for the current months of February a-nounted to $,633,S57 compared to $34,803,419 in February, 1913. Tho dis bursements for the month exceeded the receipts by about $9,000,000 compared to an excess of receipts for last February of more than $1,200,000. Chief Clerk Shipley Not Suspended, Says ' Colonel Goethals WASHINGTON. March 3. Inquiry to day of Colonel George W. Goethals, chairman of the Panama canal commls slon, who Is now here, establishes that dlttnatches dated Panama on or about February 9, last, stating that W. F. Sl.inlev. chief clerk of the subsistence de- l,,--rnnt tin ft heen ausDended on around of Incompetence, were erroneous, 33 Colonel Goethals says Mr. snipley was ' pot suspended at that time or at any !ley as an entirely competent official and says he Is now satisfactorily discharging ithe important duties of chief clerk ot the subsistence aepariment oi mo cmuu it appears that Mr. Shipley had spoken r resigning order to accept a business position which had been offered him; and this may havo given rise to the other statements In reference to him, Ccloncl Goethals also entirely exoner vtri Sir. Shipley from any connection 1 the alleged transactions which led : . . su.D!niiion of j0i,n Burke, man ager of tho commissary committee HILL ELECTED HEAD OF GREAT NORTHERN ST. PAUL, Minn.. March 3. Louis W. Hill, chairman of the board of director of the Great Northern railway, was elected president of the company at a special meeting -of the board of directors held this afternoon. He will retain the title of chairman of the board ex-offlclo. The resignation of C. B. Gray, who will become president of the western Mary land, was accepted by the board. Pre ceding the meeting the regular meeting of the exeeutlvo committee was held. Those present at the meeting Included James J. Hill, It. A. Jackson, vice presi dent and general counsel of the company t It. Gray. William B. Dean and I.. K, Kutzenback, secretary. SEES CHICAGO TRADE BOARD TOOL USED TO FIX PRICE OF Wl Samuel H. G. Itcclcy, Years Member o th URGES FEDERipsiCTION TAKEN Alleges Monopoly Maintained by Publio Warehouse Men. GRAIN BROKERS ARE SCORED Manahan Charges that Farmers Are Swindled Out of Millions. HEARING IN HOUSE COMMITTEE ConRressmnn Snn Klevator Men Sell to Themselves Grain Which The llol das Agents tor Farmers. WASHINGTON, March 3.-Speaklng on Representative Manahan's resolution to authorize an investigation of tho charges that a monopoly existed within tho grain exchanges of Chicago, Dtiluth and Minne apolis, founded upon warehouse opera tions and future trading, Samuel 11. Greeley today characterized the Chicago Board of Trade as a "giant of fictitious wheat transactions" and tho weapon ot a . price-controlling monopoly. Mr. Greeley was for more than twenty years a membor ot tho board. Appearing bo fore tho houses rules commlttco In behalf of sovcral wheat growers' organizations of the northwest, Mr. Greeley urged fod- eral action against an nllcged monopoly maintained by tho public warehouse men of Chicago and other market centers. Organisation llullt Up. Through memberships on tho Chicago board and control ot tho storage of grain, tho warehouse "trust," ho declared, had built up an organization "which controls "tho wheat prices of tho world moro than any other agency except war scares and financial panics." - Tho key to tho sltuatlpn was dealing In futures, where no delivery was in tended, he declared, and in this business tho Chicago Board of Trade outstripped the other markets of the woild com bined. Evldenco was submitted to tho com mittee designed to' show that the warn houso "trust" began business in 1SS7, and had steadily increased In power until to day the Chicago board was "throttled and controlled by the public warehouse men." - Chnnae In Utile. Mr. Greeley read Into the record a re cent change in the rules by the board removing, certain cpsUls. prcrlbed against' warenouse'mcmoers This,"" 'iw said, was d.ono at tho order 6f the wnro house men's combination. It was saldi that If tho hearings' bring out sufficient evidence tho subject prob ably will be referred to the commttteo on agriculture with recommendations that It draft legislation to remedy tho alleged evils. Mr, Manahan charged that elevator men, by selling to themselves grain they held as agents for farmers, defrauded tho wheat growers of the Dakotas und Montana alone of $10,000,000 a year. Fed eral legislation to abolish future trading, federal Inspection and grading In public warehouses, ho urged, was the only means to relievo farmers who lost largo sums through manipulation in futures The state of Minnesota's Investigation of tho evil, ho said, had been set at naught by a lobby. Ruthenians Charged With Being Tools of Eussia Sentenced BUDAPEST. Hungary, March 3. Sen tence was pronounced today on thirty- two Ruthenians charged with inciting rebellion against tho Austro-Hungarlan government. The principal prisoner, Father Alcxes a Russian monk from Mount Athes, was condemned to four and one-halt years' Imprisonment. Ho was said to be the leader of the movement and was alleged to have carried on the propaganda undor tho guise ot efforts to converting tho Ruthenian peasantry to the Russian faith. The movement was said to have been financed In Russia, The other thirty-one convlctod per sons were sentenced to terms ranging from six months to two and one-halt years. Twenty-thrco others were ac quitted. Evldenco was given in the course ot tho trial to' tho effect that It was Rus sia's intention eventually, to absorb a great part of Hungary. WRECKED TANK SHIP ILLEGALLY CONSTRUCTED BOSTON, March 3. Responsibility for the wreck of the tank steamer Oklahoma, which broke In two off the coast of Now Jersey on January 4 with the loss if twenty-six lives. Is placed wholly on the failure to put In force a legal provision that would control and standardise tho construction of steam vessels. The re port of tho federal Inspectors was filed here today. The inspectors found that the Okla homa was structurally weak and ab solved the licensed officers of any re sponsibility for the accident. Nor was anything found to show the steamboat Inspection service was dilatory. The steamer so far as equipment was con cerned appeared to have been In good condition BUDGET OF COLUMBIA OVER THREE MILLIONS NEW YORK, March I.-lt will cost Columbia university J,0:i.:i5 to operate all ot Its departments from July 1 this year to June 30 next, according to the official budget adopted yesterday by the trustees. I-ast car the cost was about )3.EO,000 and the Increase will mean a I deficit of JC1.31C. IP IT I fssssssssP 4' J rfV ' ( I ' 'mtmni. ...... -( Drawn for Tho Boo by Powell. NEW RATES HAYE NO EFFECT! Express Charge Reductions Make No Inroads on Parcel Post. EXPECTED SLUMP IN BUSINESS Many Thought that Uncle Sam's Service "Would Suffer, but it Continues to Grow nitcser nt Omnha Postofflve, In splto ot the material reduction In express rates, effecttvo during February. adecle-aln;Jn'-bualnesB-ws(VshOwn: in the Omaha postoffipo, and much of this Increase over ihe corresponding month ot 1913 Is attributed to tho in crease In parcel post business. 'When tho reduction bf express rotes was announced, wo expected to find a reduction In our parcel post business," said Postmaster J. C. Wharton, "but, on the contrary, tho business of that depart ment has shown a marked Increase. Feb ruary Is not a month of especial retail na tivity, yet there has been a great volumo of business originating In the Omaha business establishments, and there Is a growing tendency on the part ot the re tall stores to use tho parcel post." Postofflco receipts hero during Feb ruary were 2107,095.91, as compared with U0:,CG3.S8 for the same month In 1913. This Is an Increase ot 4.3 por cent, or a total gain of (,4?2.W for the month. Wind Storm Does Big Damage in St, Louis; Fifty Persons Hurt ST. LOUIS, March 3. A wind storm which struck this city last night, levelled fences and billboards, tore down roofs, eloctrla signs and chimneys and hurled showers ot brick, wood and Iron on pe destrians In almost all parts of tho city. About fifty persons were Injured, several seriously, but none fatally. The damage to property will aggregate several thou sand dollars. A fifty-foot section ot the fence at tho Federal league park was torn down. Garrison in Hawaii Will Be Doubled BAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 1-The United States army forces in Hawaii are to be Increased from 8,000 men to 14,001) or 15,000 as soon as the troops can tie trans ferrcd from tho states, according to Major General William IT, Carter, who Is to sail for Honolulu today to assume command ot tho division of Hawaii, With General Carter will go about 1,000 men to augment the present garrison in Oaliu, Tho remainder of the Proposed In crease, he said, will bo transferred as soon as the men can be spared from the, Texas border. The National Capital Titesdny, March :t, 101-1, The Senate. Met at noon. Woman suffrage constitutional amend ment awaiting a vote. Adjourned at S:4S to noon Wednesday. The House. Met at noon. .... Suffragists and antl-suffragist had a hearing before the Judiciary committee. Lands committee considered bills for leasing of public lands for grazing. The 118.000,000 agricultural bill was taken up for debate. Commerce committee heard Alfred P, Thorn endorse the principle ot federal con trol of railway capitalization. Hearing begun before the rules commit tee on Representative Manahan's charges that the Chicago, Ouluth and Minneapolis Hoards nf Tradu are operating In viola tion of the Sherman law. Chairman Uoremu of the democratic cotigrrsslanal committee denied that the corrupt pracllfes wi had been violated by asucs'lriK comocrctlc congressmen for th tt campaign. Adjourned at S:45 to noon Wednesday. Lying in Wait i I Builders' Exchange Asks Bank Officials to Favor Local Man Officials of tho United States National bank will bo asked by tho Uullders' ex change to award the contract for the new bank building to a local contractor, dis regarding tho fact that a Bt, Louis firm was low bidder. At a meeting of tho Builders' exchange yesterday afternoon a resolution was passed urging1 ttw bank, tor, the sake of to v. ii. l'arnsu. wnoae d u was as against the low bid of James, Stewart & Co., S199.10O. Pnrrlah is a local con trActor. It was argued by tho Builders' ex change that a matter of $4,000 should not tnterfero because If the contract was let to a local man It would mean that labor and material would all be secured In Omalia. A commlttco was appointed to jcall on President O. W. Wattles ot the bank and explain the advantages to tho city as well as tho bank In letting tho contract to Parrlsh Instead of to tho St. Iouls firm. H. O. Hamilton, another local con tractor, submitted a bid of $505,675, which was third low. Hickory Shirt and Batched Pants Olub at the Central High "The Hobo club" has been organized at tho Central High school, tho chief pur poso of the organization being to get a large number of tho boys together In a scheme to wear "old hickory" shirts, un creased or patched trousers and, on dry days, shoes with holes In them. At least 1C0. boys have Joined the now club and some ot the teachers hsyo shown their displeasure when the "ho boes'' swaggered Into, class rooms In.blue flannel shirts and suits once cost off. The Instructors look with more or, less horror on the spread of the "old clothes disease. Naturally, many of tho boys havo re fused to ally themselves with such an organisation as "the Ilobo club." These students say it is simply a subterfuge, the Idea being to keep down laundry bills. The fact that a large number belong to tho club takes away the embarrassment a boy might feel wearing "working" clothes to school. . "In numbers there Is nerve." say the "hoboes." . Debate of Ministers Ends in Fist Fight HARTFORD, Conn., March 3. After debate on socialism in Unity hall hero last night, the debaters. Rev, Dr. John Wesley Hill and Rev. J. C. Hogsn of Monroe, N. Y.. engaged In a heated ar gument In an ante room, during which Rev. Hogsn claims Dr. Hill struck him with his fist. Friends separated the two and the police were called. No arrests were made. During the debate Rev. Hogan produced wl-at purported to be copies ot court rec ords of cases In which Dr. III1I had fig ured. The arguments In the ante room started, it Is said, when Dr. Hill tried to get possession of the documents to pre vent publication. Dr. Hill Is president of the International Peace Forum and widely known as a lec turer. He Is a former pastor ot the Metropolitan Temple (Methodist Episco pal) In New York City. NEBRASKA CLUB OF CHICAGO WILL FEAST CHICAGO. March S.-(Bpeclal Tele gram.) Tho N'ebrarka club of Chicago will banquet Friday evening. Tho raen.i will consist exclusively of Nebraskx foods, including alfalfa products. VILLA CLEARS ONE MYSTERY , , . C Says He Held Up Benton Commis sion at Order of Carranea. MEMBERS WAITING IN EL PASO There la Son Little Likelihood that It Will Go to Chihuahua to Examine. Body ot the Heulchmnn. CUIUAItfA, 'Jcx., March 3,raenorAl Villa today cleared up the 'mystery, as o VWe" tho order camdrrom'whlch li<ot the Senior! commlsnon as It was about to leave Juarez last Sunday, It has been Credited both to him and to qcnorat Car' ransa, but Villa said the request came from Carranxa to him and he trant mltted It Into an order to the Juarez garrison. "The Ronton case and all foreign rcU tlohs aro now In tho hands of the su promo chief and will remain there.' suld General Villa. Tho general said that he Intended to educate forty poor children In the United States at publla expense, owing to tho demoralized condition of Mexican schools. The bomb dropping aeroplane and 3,000 shrapnels havo arrived, he said. Comntlaalnn Mnrklnir Time, DL PASO, Tex., March 3. A membt ot ino ucnion commission today aX' pressed the opinion that the Investigators never would go to Chihuahua to view the body of tho slain Scotchman. "This Is my personal opinion," he said "It Is not based on official Information. Denton was killed on Februsry 17. and this Is the 3d of March. The body must be In such a condition by this time tht any wound or woundq In the flesh woulj oo oDiiterated." The Henton Investigating committee was still marking time here today pend ins the outcome of negotiations with Oen eral Carranza. Marlon Letohcr, consul at Chihuahua, who came here yesterday, may return to his post ahead ot tho commission If there Is too much delay, as business accumu lates rapidly In the consulate. Fifty Federals itllled. A special to tho Herald from Nogales gives a rebel report that fifty federals were killed and a number of prisoners taken In a battle at Acuna, state of Hnti Luis Potosl, last Saturday. General Francisco Carrrra commanded tho rebels and the federals worn led by Colonel Quintans, says the. report. Th federal dead Include Major Antonio Vargas, Captain Gonzales Cananle and Lieutenant Uenavldes. Mrs, Pauline French is Granted Divorce NEWPORT. R. I.. March 3.-Mrs. Paul ine Leroy French was granted a divorce from Amos Tuck French, New York banker, by Justice Barrows, In the su perior court today. All the testimony was by depositions. Neglect to provide wss alleged and no defense was made by Mr. French. The plaintiff swore that she left her husband In August, 1611, after he had told her that he never would llvo with her again. Miss French was formerly Miss Pauline Leroy and lived, here, where the two were married on Detember 2, 1SS5. They have five children and maintained residences at Tuxedo, N. Y., and In this city. Bryans Now Have Six Grandchildren WASHINGTON, March 3.-A new baby ! girl at Secretary Bryan's home delayed a conference with the British ambassador and also a cabinet meeting. Mr. Bryan telephoned his office and the Whlto Houso that he would be late and announced tho birth of a girl tp his daughter, Mrs, Richard L. Hargreavrs, of Lincoln, Neb, Mr. Bryan now has six grandchildren, GREAT BRITAIN WILL TAKE i ACTION IN BENTONCASE NOW Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, Makes Extended Statement to House of Commons. INTERVENTION IS IMPRACTICAL Jingoes Told that Use of Force Would Accomplish Nothing. WAITING ON THE UNITED STATES America is Making Effort to Protect All Foreigners in Mexico. NDIGNATI0N AT CARRANZA Effort of Constitutional Chief to MnUe Tronble Tletvreen United Stntes nnil Orcnt Ilrltaln Aronse Ileentment. LONDON, March 3. Tho British gov ernment's view that no Immediate action) could bo taken by It In connection with tho deadlock over tho Investigation into ths death at Juarez of Wllllnin S. Ben ton was made quite plain today In tho louse of Commons by Sir Edward Grey, the Hrltlsh foreign secretary. Sir Kdwanl was, however, equally ex plicit In pointing out that If Groat Drltaln failed to obtain satisfaction through tho United States, the Rrlttsh government re served to Itself tho right to procuro reparations whenever It was able to do so. Tho promised pronouncement on -the Mexican sltuntlon from tho foreign sec retary had been nnxtously awaited. It was delivered before n keenly Interested gathering ot members ot tho Houso bf Commons. Intcnso resentment had been displayed throughout the British Isles over what Is regarded as tho attempt on the pare of Vcnustlano Carranza, tho constitution alist leader, to sow discord between Eng land and tho United States and also over tho repeated delays In tho Investigation ot tho death ot Benton. Text of Address. X must nsk leave of the house to mako a somewhat more extended state ment than can properly bo compressed In tho limits ot on answer to a question. "All efforts have failed to procure an Investigation Into the facts respecting tho death of William S. Benton. The persistent difficulties put In the way create the strongest presumption t a desire and an Intention to conceal tho truth on the part of those In Mexico, wln aro responsible for what has happened. UnKed States Xot Responsible. "Communications with tho government of the Untod States are still proceeding, butwouldopeatwhat Xjfed Jastweek, that th'ese co'mmunlcaUbns do not Im ply" that, tho sbvoriiment of tha United Stittes has any. responsibility or what has taken nlace-by whltih I mean, ot course the death of Benton. While, there fore, we shall welcome any action that tho United States la preparing to tako to obtain Justice, wo havo no title to demand as a right that the United States should Itself resort to the juso ot force. "One can demund that another govern ment should go to nil lengths to got reparation for a crme only when one holds that government In some way re sponsible tor tho ,commlsslon ot tho crime. " So tar tho United States has shown at least as much Interest In the death In Mexico of a British subject as It has In the case of outrages on American citizens for I understand that several Ameri cans have, hoc n killed in Mexico. And the United States has shown every desire to use Its Influence to obtain protection for British subjects In the Mexican territory controlled by those described as consti tutionalists. aiaat ATrnlt Turn in Events. "I would therefore sum up tho situa tion by saying that it the United States thinks it proper to tako further steps either on behalf ot Its own citizens or ot a British subject wo will gladly wait the result. But If. for reasons of IU own, the United States does not think It desirable to take such steps, we must, of course reserve to ourselves the right to bring about reparation whenever there Is an opportunity to do so. "Our general policy toward Mexico anl the Central and South American repub lics is confined to commercial Interests, which wo keep within nonpolltleal llmti. As a rule, therefore, all questions thut arise between those republics and our- (Contlnued on Paga Two.) The Public Outside In overy corner of this coun try aro newspapers road, and from overy corner of the world Is collected tbo news that fills them. All news is interesting to some people, soma news is In teresting to everybody it ail depends upon tho person- read ing. The kind of news that has more interest for more people than any other is store news, because it has a personal ap plication. Every reader of a newspaper 1b a possible pur chaser. ' Have you realized that Mr. Retailer? Have you realized that practically aU your possible customers are readers ot tbo newspapers ot this city? Have you availed yourself ot your opportunity to tell your possible patrons outside your shop such Interesting news about what you have on your sbelvos that you will convert them Into actual customers ta side your shop? Newspaper advertising opens your shop door tor you and brings the puuuc inside.