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OMAHA, TJiriiSDAY MOUNING, AUGUST 7, 1013 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO'. CENTS.
AND BANK BOOKS ARE
Legislative Probe Into Contributions
to Sulzer Campaign Fund Brings
Out Some Facts.
DISCREPANCY IN CASH ACCOUNT
Vive Thousand Dollars More Paid
Than Shown by Affidavits.
jlORE CONTRIBUTORS ARE NAMED
Witnesses Before Committee Refuse
to Answer Questions.
DEALS IN RAILROAD STOCKS
brokers Who Are Culled Are Not
Inclined to Testify nelntlvc to
Their Deals with Sew
NEW YORK, Aug. . Contributions to
Governor Sulzer's campaign fund under
the Are of a legislative Investigating com
mittee wero at least $5,000 more than his
Botn statement reported them to be,
according to testimony of bank official
nd others today at the resumption ot
thci committee hearings.
Counsel for the committee sought to
show that the governor had purchased
KO shares of rallrond stock October 22.
1912, paying cash for them, and to cs
tabllsh connection between this transac
tion and the contributions he failed to
Include In his sworn statement. Wit
nesses met such Inquiries with refusals
to answer. Senator Frawley, chairman
of the committee, was of the opinion that
the testimony showed that the governor
had bought the stock. Bugene L. Rich
ards, counsel for the committee, thought
The contributions alleged to have been
made to the governor's campaign fund,
but not mentioned in his statement as
brought out today, were as follows:
Some of Contributions.
William F. McCombs, chairman of the
democratic national committee, $500, Oc
tober 9, 1912.
Henry Morgenthau, treasurer of the
democratic national committee $1,000, Oc.
tober 5, 1912.
John Lynn, New York, $500, October 32,
Jacob II. Schlff, $2,C00.
Abram I. Elkus, $500.
Some of the checks which were pro
duced were deposited In the Mutual Trust
company and some in the Farmers' Loan
and Trust company, both of this city
The former was that .used by I. A. Sa
recky,k Governor 8ulzer'a confidential sec
retary, for campaign contributions. Its'
books showed' total deposits' to" '"Suiter's
account of $12,405 between October 1 and
November 12, 1912. Ail was drawn out
except $190. There were ninety-tour sep
arate checks covering: these deposits and
12,000 In' cash.
The Governor' List.
Governor Sulzer's sworn list contained
Blxty-elght contributors and totaled $5,400,
The attempt to connect Governor Sulzer
with the purchase ot 200 shares of HI?
Four railroad stock October 22 was mads
through questioning Arthur A. Fuller cf
the New York Stock exchange firm of
Fuller & Gay, concerning an unnamed
account designated as "account No. COO."
Fuller refused to answer the question
and was directed to remain under sub
poena until the courts can decide If he
must answer. When leaving the stand
Itlchards hurled this question at him:
"Have you produced all your'' records
with reference to account No. 00 and that
of William Sulzer?"
,. "I have," he replied.
Melville E. Fuller, another broker, de
clined to answer any questions concern
ing his business relations with the gov.
crnor. He, too, was directed to remain
The committee adourned this afternoon
to meet tomorrow afternoon.
Price learned as the
Minister to Panama
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. William J.
Price of Danville, Ky., has been selected
by President Wilson for- minister to
Senators Hughes and Marline, Con
gressmen Tutle and Adelcn from Eliza
beth, N, J., asked the president to ap
point Otis A. Glozebrook of that city to
a foreign post, preferably Belgium or
Sweden. Colonel Thomas H. Burch of
New Jersey Is also mentioned for one of
Tho name of Brand Whltlock of To
ledo, O., was being mention! as a likely
appointee to a European pot.
Major Edward J. Hale of North Caro
lina, newly appointed minister to Costa
Rico, said goodby to President Wilson !
and will leave Saturday for his post.
BRANDING STUNT IN ORDER j
OH MOOSE KILLS CANDIDATE:
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Aug. 6. The
magneto used In the Initiation of Chris
topher Gustln and Donald Kenny Into
the local lodge of the Loyal Order of
Moose In administering the branding
stunt, as a result of which the two can
didates died, was capable of generating
2.000 volts of electricity, enough to kill a
man. according to testimony today at the
Matt Stratford, an electrician, who
sold the magneto made the statement.
He declared Hhat "electrical Initiation
was crude cruelty."
MILLIONAIRE HALL AND
. MISS SEUTANS ARE TO WED
LOB ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 6.-As a
sequel to the declared Intention of the
United States Immigration officials here
to proceed against Charles Victor Hall,
millionaire oil operator of this city, in
connect on with the alleged Illegal resi
dence of Marie Rita Seutans, a Parisian
flower girl. It was announced today by
Hall's attorney that Hall and Miss
Be u tuns planned to be married before
divulging their whereabouts.
Kept Out of the
LONDON. Aug. 6 The International
Medical congrers was opened by Pilnce
Arthur of Connaught. as the represents
live of King George In the Albert hall,
this morning In the presence of nn
audience ot 10.000.
Prince Arthur and Sir Edward Grey,
secretary of state for foreign affairs,
rat on the platform beslfte the president
of the congress. Sir Thomas Barlow,
president of the Royal College of Phy
sicians, physician extraordinary to King
George and honorary L.L.D. of Harvard.
The credentials of every person In the
audience were rigorously scrutinized be
fore entry could be obtained. This pre
caution was taken to keep out suffra
gettes, several of whom attempted to
A large force of police guarded the
building, while 'women carrying bill boards
bearing the words, "What do the doctors
think of woman torture," paraded out
side. Speaking of the great advances made
in the science of medicine. Sir Thomas
Barlow, In his presidential address, paid
a special tribute to the United States
for the work done by that government
In the Philippines, the Canal zone and
elsewhere In combating yellow fever,
malaria and the sleeping sickness.
Headed by an American delegate, Prof.
Sidney Thayer of Johns Hopkins uni
versity, the delegates of the various
governments advanced In turn while an
organist Vlayed a few bars of their re
spective national anthems. The delegates
made short replies to and shook hands
with Prince Arthur of Connaught and Sir
Thomas Barlow. As each foreign repre
sentative spoke In his native tongue the
variety of languages was as bewildering
as that at the Tower of Babel.
Tho representatives of the United States
outnumber those of any other nation ex
to Go on the Great
DULUTH, Minn., Aug. C The dock
laborers' strike on the Allouz docks at
Superior spread to the Duluth, Mlssabe
and Northern docks hero today, when the
day shift qujt. The demands of the men
have not yet been presented, presumably
they will bo the same as those of the
Allouz workers. The number out Is esti
mated at from 400 to BOO.
F. II. Little, a worker for tho Indus
trial Workers of the World, who has been
Involved in the Allouz Btrlke has been
working to get the Mlssabe men to go
out. Hand bills were a potent factor.
The strike opened hero in orderly fash
ion. The nlhgt shift completed their
work and the day shift refused to go to
work, stopping worlc at the docks.
Officials of the company claim the
men signed amaereement made .at the be
ginning of the season to work through
the season for the scale ot wages, speci
fied at that time.
The demands of the Allouz. men, which
pVobably will be adopted by the Duluth
men, also are for $2.75 for days, $3 .for
night, $3.50 for Sundays and S3 cents an
of Guaymas Has
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug 6. It Is reported
here that Guaymas has been captured
by the constitutionalists. Confirmation Is
EL PASO, Aug. 6.-Federal officials In
Juarez have heard nothing today regard
ing the battle fought south of Juarez yes
terday between federal troops guarding
supply trains en route to Chihuahua and
a band of rebels under Torlblo Ortega.
The federals claim that the rebels were
dispersed with heavy loss. Rebels at the
El Paso rebel junta declared the rebels,
after being first driven off, returned and
drove the federals Into their train, where
the battle continued all night without a
decisive victory for either side.
is On Once More
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6. The strike of girl
operators and maintenance men against
the Southwestern Telegraph and Tele
phone company, which was' announced
yesterday as settled, practically wad re
newed this afternoon.
An indignation meeting of the operators,
called to protest against the terms of set
tlement on which the girls had no vote,
resulted In the announcement that none
of the striking operators would return to
work until the company had mode
amends for Its treatment of six of the
first eight girls who sought reinstatement
The eight were delegated by the
strikers to test the sincerity of the com
pany's promise to take them back with
out discrimination. Two of the girls re
ported that when they went to the South
exchange, where they worked before the
strike, they were told that all places
were taken and that they must apply at
the main office. Two others went directly
to the main office and, they said, were told
to report again today. Two others said
they were told they must enter the com
pany's training school at $5 a week,
though before the strike they received $30
Shoots Himself the
Day of Wedding
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6. Frank Welter,
a barber, this morning, dressed himself
and completed all arrangements for h!
wedding, scheduled to take place ut l
o'clock. He then went to his room and
tiled two shot into his breast, near the
heart. Discovering he was not dead, he
fired another shot at his head, but suf
fered no Injury other than a fleih wound.
Then he pulled the trigger of ythe re
volver again, but the bullet went wild.
When physicians arranved to remove
him to a hospital he reMsed their help
and walked jnaldcd to the ambulance.
It is believed he will recover. He gave
no reason for his act.
EXCLUDE FOREIGN BORN
Election Commissioner Will Disre
gard Spirit of the Engling
Final Judge' o
'.is' Conditions in
STATES HIS PLAN FOR FUTURE
ForrlRrii-lloni Voter Will Have to
Come Under the llnlr of the
Commissioner or Lose
Election Commissioner Moorhead, ens!
Ing asldo the comprehensive Interpreta
tion of the twenty-flveyear-old registra
tion clause of the election law. made by
Judge English ot the district court In
his decision In Father Williams' case,
has shifted to new ground and by his
latest pronounclamento Is disfranchising
a largo number of foreign-born voters
whose cases do not coincide exactly with
that of Rev. Mr. Williams.
To register now as a qualified voter.
a foreign-born man who does not pro
duce his naturalization papers must have
lost them, must have been naturalized
outside of Douglas county, and mint be
able to recall the circumstances of his
naturalization to bo satisfaction of Mr.
Mr. Moorhead will write In the
column of the registration blank
headed by the question, "Qualified
voter or not?" the one word, "No."
Commissioner Assumes Control.
That Is all there Is to It, tho election
commissioner asserts and he advanced the
same argument, which In legal languaga
Is "that ho Is a Judicial officer," oefore
Judge English. Here Is what the JUdgj
said about It:
"It has been urged on behalf of the
respondent that In matters of rejlstra-
tlon the commissioner acts In a judicial
capacity, and that his decision as to the
legality of a Voter Is practically abso
lute. Tho legislature could not havo In
tended to place such absolute power In
any one man. It might lead to the pro
tection of the Illegal voter and the fraud
ulent disfranchisement ot the legal
It a foreign-born man comes to the
offlco of the election commissioner with
out his papers, and Is unable to say
that his naturalization papers are lost
and that he cannot put his hands on
them, he becomes disqualified to voto
by Mf. .-MrheuXTadiaiunjbiCAUsQ his
situation does not coinsido exactly witn
that ot Father Williams.
Lnmrunnre of the Lair.
Tho cburt with respect to this point
said: "The registration law says noth
lng about producing naturalization
With reference to Mr. Moorhead's
changing the law's interpretation after
twenty-five years, the Judge said: "If the
legislature of 1913, when adopting the new
election commissioner law, was dissatis
fied with a construction sanctioned by
long usage and desired to limit the evi
dence to the naturalization papers appro
priate language could havo been easily
used to express that purpose."
But here Is the way the election com
missioner Is ablo to disregard the opinion
of the court and "get away with It." Ho
obeys the letter of the court order which
was drawn to fit Father Williams' cojo
alone, and. pays no attention to Judge
English's opinion, which, because It was a
test case, was drawn after several days'
consideration for the purpose of Inter
preting the law for all cases.
Prominent attorneys said yesterday the
election commissioner probably would
t away" with his plan unless some
other foreign-born voter snould again
Nix Mm Like Williams.
Six foreign-born voters, whose cases
were Just like that of Father Williams,
registered yesterday afternoon without
their papers. These were: Patrick 8. Mc
Gulre, who has lived in Nebraska thirty
seven years; John Merrltt, who has lived
hero forty-two years,; August Berggren,
who has lived her thirty-five years;
Frederick Stromberg, who has lived here
sixteen years; Thomas Morrjsey, who has
lived here twenty years, and DanleJ
Keogh, 66 years of age, who has been
here one year. These men wero all dis
franchised before Judge EnglUh ren
dered his decision.
A motion for a new trial was filed In
district court yesterday by the election
commissioner for the purpose of having It
overruled that he may appeal the case to
the supreme court.
Moorliend Outlines Position.
Following Is Mr. Moorhead's state
ment as to whom he will allow to regis
ter without papers:
"In accordance with the decision of
Judge English, concerning the registra
tion of foreign-born citizens, registra
tion will he taken of all those who come
within the limits of the decls!6n. The
same facts will ofcourse be required In
the affidavit as are required by the
statutes namely the facts concerning
the dute of naturalization and the court
In which naturalized. Ir the court can
not be definitely named, then the name
of the county will be accepted, as was
dono In the case of Father Williams'
testimony concerning his naturalization.
"The date of the naturalization and the
court are required to be given by the
statutes so that an opportunity may be
given to check the registration record
and ascertain the fact from the court
In which naturalization I claimed.
If Papers Are Lost.
"Anyone who can make the necessary
affidavit will he allowed 'to register,
provided the naturalization papers have
been lost or mislaid, as In the Father
Mr. Moorhead also bars any, voter
nuturalized In Douglas county from reg
istering without documentary proof on
the ground that 'It '.a euny to secure In
Father Williams, It was said at the
commissioner's office yesterday after
noon, had not yet appeared to register,
From the Indianapolis News.
WOULD UNITETW0 PARTIES
MoHarg Says Republicans and Bull
Moosers Must Qet Together.
IN CHICAGO TO PLAN REUNION
Contend llrynn Is a Populist and
that Wilson Has llrolccn Kit I til
vrlth the People of
CHICAGO, Aug. 6. Ormsby McIIarg
came here from New York today to dis
cuss with republican and progressive
leaders plans for rounlon ot tho two
parties at a monster dinner which It Is
proposed to hold In this city early during
the coming winter.
"The time Is at hand when the repub
licans and bull moosers must unite In
common dofense against' tho democratic
party' said McIIarg. "YVe now , have
the Opportunity to capitalize the mistakes
ot tho present administration and the
Chicago dinner has been prbposed as a
method cfpreparlng fof the reunion.
This should not, prove difficult. Both re
publicans and progressives have been In
fluenced for a generation by tho same
political thought. The progressive move
ment was sociological and not political."
Mr. McHarg accused Secretary Bryan
ot Introducing populism Into the govern
ment and charged that President Wilson
had broken faith with the people In
urging consideration of 'both the tariff
bill and the currency bill at the same
session of congress,
"Theodore Roosevelt Is called a radical
In politics, but that is a mistake," Mr.
McIIarg added. "He is as conservative as
anyone in national business matters. It
is only in personal matters, in things that
directly touch society that he Is radical.'
John Lind Says He
Would Not Have
That Mexican Job
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6. John Und.
president Wilson's personal reprnientn
tlve enroute to Mexico, said here today
that he would not under any circum
stances accept tho ambassadorship to
Mr. Llnd left at 11:30 this morning for
Galveston, where he will board tho bat
tleship New Hampshire tomorrow. lie
added that after he had accomplished
what he expected to in the southern re-,
puoiic ne wouiu not accept a permanent
post In that country. He refused to dis
cuss any of the recent statements of
President Huerta of Mexico.
Cotton Schedule is
Attacked by Lippitt
WASHINGTON, Aug. .-Attacking the
cotton schedule of the tailff bill In the
senate today, Senator Lippitt of Rhode
Island declared that it discriminated
against the luxuries of the New England
mills In favor of southern made neces
sities. Senator Lippitt proposed as a sub
stitute for the cotton schedule the rates
of the Dlngley bill less 20 per cent, which
would leave the average duties of 30.4 per
cent as against the rates In the pending
bill, ranging from to 30 rtr cent.
The National Capital
Wednesday, August II, 10111.
Resumed general debate on tariff bill.
Senator Lippitt attacked cotton schedule
and offered a substitute.
Senator Clark, Wyoming, attacked Presi
dent Wilson's action In sending John
Llnd to Mexico as special emissary and
declared something else must be done by
the administration to protect Americans.
Lobby Investigating committee heard
from James A. Emery National Associa
tion of Manufacturers' side of Mulh&l
Foreign relations ocmmlttee heard
Eduardo Hay, constitutionalist, review
Not In session; meets at noon Friday.
Lobby committee exoused Martin M.
Mulhall until Monday and continued
hearing with Louis fjelbold testifying
Soldiers to Quit
CALUMET, Mich., Aug. 6.-Ileduntlon
of tho military force In tho copper mine
Btilko district was planned today by Gen
eral Abbey. Thoso soldiers whose pres
ence at home Is most Imperative will he
allowed to start back within a day or two
and as the ranks of tho various units
are depleted provisional companies and
battalions will bo organized.
The plan was looked on as a sequel to
tho action of the Houghton county -Uiier
visors tit giving Sheriff Crune authority
to organize a force ot armed deputies
The state authorities have stated stnti
soldiers will remain only, until the local
authorities are In. at position tq control
any'-tuture-outbreaks;' Tho sheriff began
his campaign for deputies this monilnSr.t
but those conversant with conditions pre
dicted that ho would be unable to per
luade a sufficient number ot local citi
zens to servo and he would find It neces
sary to call on the outsiders who havj
been placed at his disposal.
Practically all roads in the district leal
toward Laurium today. "Mother" Jones
was to make her first speech there ana
men, woman and children of all walks ot
life, came on special trolley cars and
trains to hear her. The mass meetlns
was scheduled to follow a big parade late
today. Additional pump men and shop
workers were called back to work, by
several mine managements, most ot whom
announced that it would bo several days
yet before actual mining would oe at
Chicago Sends the
Masher on His Way
CHICAGO, Aug. 6.-A nattily dressed
young man stood on State street today
tipping his-hat and smiling at passing
women shoppers. Then someone touched
him on the shoulder.
"Say, you beat It," ordered a voice ut
"Why, madam," stammered the per
plexed youth as he turned and perceived
a stern-faced woman, "may I ask who
"I am a member of the Chicago pollen
department a policewoman, to be ex
act," she replied. "You aro a 'masher,' I
take It, and have no business here. Now
you movo on as fast as you can."
The youth disappeared In tho crowd
The cdpper was Mrs. Alice Clements, one
of the ten policewomen sworn In yes
terday. It was her first experience on
Supposed to Be Lost
CHRIBTIANIA, Norway. Aug. 6.-A
further mishap In connection with the
Sahroedod-Stranz Arctic expedition was
reported In a . telegram today telling of
the sinking of the relief ship Loeven
sklold. The relief expedition reached land
safely In the ship's small boats. No
traces of .the mltislng party have been
found. Captain Staxrud, the Norwegian
leader of a second relief expedition, also
reported he hud found no trace ot
Schrdedur-Htranz In Northeast land.
Lieutenant Schroeder-Stranz, with three
companions, left the other members of
his party last year to make a practice
trip on sledges across Northeast land
und they have not been heard of since.
The object of the expedition was to try
to discover a northeast passage, Noun
of the eleven Gormans and five Nor
wegians composing the party hud had
any Arctlo experience.
FOUR ABERDEEN FIREMEN
ARE CHARGED WITH ARSON
ABERDEEN. 8. D., Aug. fi -Four mem
bers of the local fire department were
arrested to the state fire marMial last
night, charged with arson In the fourth
degree. It is allegod the men set fire to
a small building, less than twenty fret
from the fire stations Their reason for
starting the tire Is unknown.
MULHALL AND HIS LETTERS
Self-Styled Lobbyist Discovers He
Has Some More Evidence.
WILL BE ON HAND ON MONDAY
ICmery, lleforc the Henntc Commit
tee, Tells the Purpose of the
National Council for
WASHINGTON, Aug. 0.-Kxamlliatlor
of Martin M. Mulhalt, self-styled lobby
ist of tho National Association ot Manu
facturers, wna postponed today by tho
house lobby committee until Monday, at
the request of Mulhall, who nnnouncea
that In the last few days ho had dis
covered In his files In Baltimore somu
300 additional letters hearing on national
politics, 'and he believed that! It given a
'fewinayB he will be ablo to discover
more. Its pronounced the letters founft
important, stating that some .contra
dieted testimony already given to the
committee by Representative Falrchlla.
Mulhall Insisted he needed a rest.
"Furthermore, I em celebrating my
sixty-first birthday today and havo been
invited home," ho said.
The committee excused him until Mon
day, granted his request to have counsel
during his examination, but withheld
decision on his Invitation to tho commit
teo to send a representative to Baltimore
to assist him in going through his files.
Pelboltl Hrinmpa Testimony.
Louis Snlbold resumed the stand and
was examined briefly as to the basis for
parts of tho Mulhall stories prepared for
tho Now York World. Tho committee
then found itself without witnesses,
James Kmory having been called before
the senate committee. A recess was
taken to await the reappearance of
In the Hennte.
James A. Emerj', Washington represen
tative of the National Association nt
Manufacturers was examined first by
Robert McCarter, attorney for tho asso
ciation. Attorney McCarter announced he In
tended to show that the National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers hud only been
opposing the work of the American Fed
eration of Labor, taking the opposite view
on most subjects ot legislation.
"We are going to Investigate the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, too," said Sen
Senator Reed observed that his idea of
thii di.ly of tho committee was to estab
lish the truth of falsity of the Mulhall
To 11 Klit Union Labor.
Uiiutj' testified he had been national
counsul for tho manfucturers slnco 1907
and for tho national council for Indus
trial dflftno sinco 1908. Tho council, he
explained, was the natural outgrowth ot
the desire of employers of labor to form
some national organisation that might
be able to do for them what the united
labor organizations wished to do for labor,
llroudly speaking, he said, the main Idea
was to fight for the open, Instead of the
unionized shops for which labor con
tended, Emery testified that in August, 1907, at
tho suggestion of James W. Vanclcave,
then president of the Manufacturers'
association, representatives ot fourteen
employing associations, met In New York
and laid plans that resulted In the forma
tion of tho council for Industrial de
fense. Mulhall swore there were no meetings,
that Vanclcave and other officials just
formed the council, a paper organization
and elected themselves officers
Wilson is to Stick
for Currency Bill
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. - President
Wilson talked currency to a number of
his callers today and made It plain that
he Intends to stink to his determination
to have a bill passed at the extra ses
sion. Senator James told the president that
the democrats would put the bill through.
Senator Hughes took a similar view.
Senator Owen pointed out that in his poll
ot the senate only Senators Hitchcock
and O'Gorman were flatly opposed to
legislation at this time. All other demo
crats, he said, but five were earnestly
In favor of the legislation.
ACTION IN SENDING
LIND TO MEXICO CITY
Olar kof Wyoming Declares Some-
thing Else Must Be Done to
DEMANDS THAT ACTION BE TAKEN
Presents Resolution for Investiga
tion by Senate Committee.
SAVS CONDITIONS GROW WORSE
Sheppard Gives Summary of Strength
of Rebel F'rcs.
DECLARES SENATE SHOULD KNOW
Aaarta Information as to Number nt
Men and Kxfent of Territory Con
trolled r Constitutionalist
WASHINGTON. Aug. .rresident
Wilson's action In sending John Llnd to
Mexico ns a speclol emissary In tho pres
ent situation was nttneked In the senatn
today by Senator Clark of Wyoming,
who declared something else must ba
done by the administration to guarantee
ndequato protection to Americans.
Senator Clark presented n resolution
for an investigation by sonata foreign
relations commltteo of tho condition o
American citizens and American property
"This resolution la not introduced In a
spirit of hostility to the administration,
or of criticism of tho foreign relations
committee," doclarod the senator, "but
conditions ore growing steadily worso in
Mexico. Now wo learn that Governor
Llnd has been sent there, by President
"That docs not satisfy. Mr. Llnd does
not go as tho official representative ot
tho United States. Ho does not go as an
ambassador, cloaked with authority to
represent tho United States. Ho cannot
bo appealed to by American citizens fof
protection. Somo other steps are neces
sary to give to American and American
property the protection they need and
Senator Sheppard presented a summary
of tho Btrength of the constitutionalist
forcea In Mexico. Ho declared the senate
should have knowledge uf tho number ot
constitutionalist leaders, the troops thoy
could muster, Iho extent of tho territory
controlled and tho extent of their equip
ment. Senator Sheppard's report showed that
tho constitutionalist leaders had follow
ers numbering botgeen 00,000 and S0.000
and that they were In possession ot more
than halt ot Mexico.
tf'Wo-are unable. to-gUexact and defin
ite information," sold oatorrClark,
"about conditions in Mexico. Kvldehco
still continues, however, to show that
American property Is being destroyed
every day; that American citizenship is
being dishonored there and even officers
of the American government are shot
"It Is no purpose of this resolution to
place the responsibility for these outrages.
It Is to Obtain Information. I know there
Is a disposition at times to regard such
information as confidential. But in my
judgment that Is not tne proper courso
now, because It Is no secret that other
nations than ourselves ara Interested in
the situation. Conditions are being talked
of, not only in the senate, but elsewhere.
The conditions cannot long be borne
with by the American republic. Some
thing must be done, or something will be
done. I do not Intend to ask for a vote
ontho resolution nt this tlmo and unless
someone desires to make a statement In
regard to It, I shall ask that It go over."
on First Vacation
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. e.-Qovcr-nor
Samuel M. Ralston started today on
the first vacation ho has ever had. Tho
governor Is Cil years old. He will spend
two weeks In Massachusetts at tho sum
mer homo of Thomas Taggart, demo
crats national committeeman from Ini
Tho governor has always been busy. Ab
a boy, he says, the school vacation meant
more work on the farm for him and as a
luwyer, at first he was too busy build
ing up his practice to take a vacation and
later was so busy with his practice that
lie didn't havo time for a vacation.
MAJOR HART IN CHARGE OF
BUILDINGS AT WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6.-MaJor W. W.
Harts, ot the corps ot engineers, U. S.
A., has been selected ior superintendent
ot publlo buildings and grounds, to sUct
coed Colonel Spencer C. Cosby, who is
to be military attache at Paris.
The pjositlon heretofore held by Col
onel Cosby us superintendent of grounds
und buildings has carried with It tho
position of military aide to the presi
dent, but it Is not known whether the
practice will be continued.
Out In the Open
If you are up In your advertise
ment rending If you are a closa ob.
seiiver of the trend ot merchandis
ing methods as set forth dally In
the advertisements of this and other
good newspapers if you have lately
experienced unusual satisfaction In
your shopping and business dealings
you doubtless know the underlying
principle of fair play that actuates
It la tho principle of service. It
spells satisfaction for the consumer
and success for the merchant.
Poople who have something td
soil now tell you openly all the in
teresting faots about their products
and their wures. The most direct
method imed is newspaper adver
tising, because newspapers now ad
vertise every line of human activ
ity It is to newspapers that you
turn for Information. And. conse
quently. advertisers tell their story
out In the open where it will be
sure of a careful reading by Inter