The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1916 Page: 1 of 16
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Are tale founded upon accurate pru-n.
tat I on of the habits of amme and biraa
and soak to Instill a lova fur tnese da.
pendant friends of man.
Buffalo River Don't forget.
Writes the comments on the Sunday
school lesson which Is printed regularly
In -Tha Port each Saturday. Several
Sunday achoola are using Ellis' comments.
nj '. ii-
iuffalo River j)oa't forget -
VOL 31 NO. .45.
HOUSTON. TEXAS. FRIDAY MAY 19 1916.
PRICE 5 CENTS
JIOUSE COIILIIJTEE : -
Fire Year Plan Held Impracticable
Because of Changes in KaTal
'Ml 'X Construction. V-
-! CHIEF OPPONENTS OF PLAN
Program Agreed Upon - Calls for
Tive Battle Cruisers Four Scout
: Ships and Twenty Submarines.
"Jftrt Fight Expected '
; (Houston post Staff Special.) .
' WASHINGTON May 18.---SQ far as
the struggle in the house naval affairs
committee is concerned it is at an
end. and after five months of work a
Jk bill has been drafted which entirely
eliminated trie five-year program
which was put forward by President
Wilson and Secretary of the Navy
- Daniels when congress convened last
December. The chief argument ad
vanced by Representative Callaway
the Texas member of the committee
and the four democrats who lined up
with him against the five-year pro
gram is that it would be; a serious
error to make out so long a program
at this time when as they phrase it
the lessons to be taught by the Euro
pean war have yet to be learned.
They argue that all the experts testi
fied that the building scheme Of the
American navy is relative being based
V - upon the size of the navies of the world
perts declared that they believed naval
"V construction might be revolutionised by
r the results of the present war. The un-
; certainty caused by this situation is the
main reason they assign for resisting de-
mands for a five-year program or the
r construction of more superdreadnaughta.
PROVISIONS OF ' ; K '" .'
BILL AGREED ON. . '
The bill as agreed Upon today provides
. for five battle cruisers four scoutshlps
and 20 submarines. 'But chief Interest
wit) grow out of the provision for the ap
.' pointment by the president Immediately
upon the conclusion of the European war
of a commission of nine citizens of the
United States to oonf er with like commls-
V eJons pamed by other powers looking to
the creation of an International court of
( Arbitration and the drawing ot disarma-
ment agreement. When this agneeraent
' becomes operative then all tht building
- provided in tha present measure la te-hM.
: The bill la. certain to Invite a hot fight
- on the floor of tha house but the oppo-
nents of a materially enlarged naval pro-
gram claim to have the votes to put the
" committee bill through with but fen
' amendments. The republicans will make
determined efforts to have one or two
' dreadnaughts added to. the new author
ization. .... :
' CALLAWAY NOT ;- ' ' ' f
FULLY SATISFIED. i
Discussing the bill tonight Congress-
A man Callaway said It Is not alt. that he
had desired as he believes there' is now
no - reason ' for adding anything to the
; usual navy program but that It had. been
. necessary to make concessions in order
to hold the bill within reasonable limits.
.. He pointed to the fact that this country
now has seven- dreadnaughta authorised
whlcn have not been commissioned and
-can not be for some years and that there
is a total of 68 fighting ships already au-
thorised by past congresses that have not
Lyet been completed. . These additions to
. the navy he regards as amole for the
nresent. That the democrats have not
been remiss in providing for the navy he
arguea couia oe proven oy tne one (act
. that the two dreadnaughta authorised last
year are greater in xigntmg strength than
the- combined 16 battleships President
Roosevelt sent around the world In 1901
to awe1 all nations and that- these two
-. dreadnaughta are 40 times greater in
fighting strength than the Oregon of
Spanish war lamet . . .
Callaway was the acknowledged leader
of the five democrats on the. naval af
fairs committee who made the fight 'on
the administration's five-year- program
He will be called upon to continue that
leadership during-the debate on the bill.
He will be assisted by Majority Leader
Kltchln who personally solicited the
Texan to accept appointment tp a place
on the naval affairs committee.
Today Kitchin declared .himself ' more
than gratified at the result of Callaway's
work. If the house follows the precedent
established when other . preparedness
measures have been up for consideration
at the present session the committee bill
will be generally sustained and this will
mean that every Texas representative
will finally get in line and vote for the
pending ran aunougn ne may not ap
prove u au ui its yruviBiuns. .. .
ANOTHER DOLLAR A BALE
- ADDED TO PRICE OF COTTON
Houston Continued tq Be the High-
. est Active Spot Market
in America -
- Another new high record for the war
period was set by the cotton market In
Houston Thursday when prices on spots
were advanced 20 points or $1 per bale
putting middling at 13.40 and making a
bale of middling worth $67. By the ad
varice Thursday Houston continued vto be
the highest active spot market In Amer-
t lea. ..-'f:;v;. '.:- -C-'
Continued cold weather and heavy rains
in the western belt drouth In the eastern
belt strong . cables from - Liverpool and
another bunch of peace rumors were the
l bullish Influences in Thursday's trading
' which ran futures up nearly t) per bale.
Increasing confidence. Is placed In peace
' talk i and reports that the pope had ask-
ed Germany to abandon her submarine
v campaign and other events of the day
! were regarded as significant.
The lateness of the crop and the poor
stand In many sections is probably the
't strongest Individual factor -tn the recent
Li advances in the market.
r in May two-years ago at 'this time
i"jnldHllng was Quoted at 13.60 on this
THE HEWS 8DLIIJARY
WA8HIKOTON. Utr IS. Bast Teaaa Friday
seoerally fair ridag temper tore In tb interior;
Saturday aoaettlcd. warner. -
Wfit Texas Vrlrtar fair warmer 4a eastern
and aortbera portion: Saturday fair. - y
Lonlilana Frlda nuettlea. anowera Drooamr
rising temperature; Saturday falrv warmer. .
rnreeait for Booatoa and vicinity Friday
Oenerally fair i -
Tpmuerature extremes ana nrrcimration at
Houston fur 24 noun ending Tnursda; 7 p. m. :
Maximum t mioimum on. - -l'reclnttatlon
l.W lucuea. " . .
AlmoaDherle Dreamre at .Houston at 7 D. .
29.1W aea lerei Kadlns. .
tuianae o:wi a. m.; aamei i :n p. id.
Comparative reeord for Uouaton for Hay 18:
. . MIS. 1915. . 1914.
S-00 a. m &U . 71 72
10:00 a. m............. 57 80 ?il
Noon .. ....... .: . M (1
8:00 p. m.. ........ oa "
BtOO p. m....... 7 50 - 80
Iterative humidity: 7 a. m. 100; S p. m. 00.
. .. Houston Calendar for Today.
Meeting of City Beautiful league Cham-
er of Commerce 5 p m. ;
- AMU8EMENT8. --V.- .
Rex theater "la-ola."
Eden park Free vaudeville.
Zoe theater "Blaxlna Love."
. Juaan theater "Allen Souls."
; Crown theater "8ahatlon Joan."
; lata theater "A Million a Minute."
Liberty theater "The Isle of Love."
Key theater "To Have and to Hold." '
. Star theater "The Yellow Paaaport."
Domestio. . "
SOLDIERS of the Confederacy marched tn re
view aa a climax to weir iweuiy-aixia reuuiuu
In Birmiualiam. Ala . - .
ABOUT 800 delesatea were preaent at the open-
ing k salon of the Nstloual Lire Stock exenange
convention In Cincinnati. '
THIETY fraternity an of Wankecao. 111. were
operated on to furnish 00 aquas lncnea ol axin
for a 9-year-old boy woo sa acalded. ...
PROGRESS ' la- all branches of endeavor was
snown uy the committee reports at tn geu-
eral aaaembly of the Presbyterian cburcb of
tn United States at Orlando. Fla.
IT WAS ANNOUNCED that to tbe parade of
4U.UW eurrrairiats at imieago tbe states tnai
have not alren women the rote would be rep-
resented by manacled young women.
DR. WILLIAM CLARK of Texas tbe rettrlns
moderator spoke at tbe opening session ot
tbe elabtr-slxth ' meetlnc of tlie general as-
sembly. Camberlaud Preabyteriau cburcb.
PRESIDENT MARQUIS of Cos college Cedar
itapins lows . was eiectea moaerater ot tne
general assembly of tbe Presbyterian cburcb of
tbe United .States at Atlantic City N. i.
DELEGATES to tbe Southern Baptist convention
discussed the proposed .abolition or tba tri-
board system by which tbe convention take
care of ita ' forelsn and . borne mission anil
Sunday ecuool work.
THE AMAIX3AMATION of the mlslsonary work
or tbe American Baptist rnbiicatioo society
and tbe American Baptist Home Missionary
society was agreed upon at the Kortuera Bap-
tist convention at Minneapolis.
PLANS for the reorganisation of tbe Atlantic
cert locitraea tn retirement oi Aamirsi
Fletcher and the naming of Vice Admiral
aisyo aa commander la .chief. - -
THE ROUSE naval affairs committee rejected
- resident Wilson's nve-year naval building
JiroKram and an reed upon Bve battle cruisers
one scout ablpa and 20 -submarine .
PRESIDENT WILSON accented aa 4nvltatlon to
speax p naay or saturaay -i xne 'meeting in
Washington of the League tn Enforce. Peace
of which former President Tatt la president.
THE GERMAN AMBASSADOR was Instructed
by his government to advise all German clt-
lxena in tbe United States to scrupulously ob-
serve tbe -laws. This wss done voluntarily to
avoid violations of America's neutrality.
SECRETARY. M'ADOO submitted aa estimate
oC aovernmental axrieneaa for .'be-year-endlng
euoe u jvjir son
renulred for crept
b new reveaua
will be lesa by till 000 000 than conservative
THE GOVERNMENT; considered further meas
ures tor tba protection of Americas Interest
in Mexico.-:;." ... ...
THE CARRANEA GARRISON at Aacencioa
moved south alonr the American 'line ox com.
munkatton ostensibly to El Valle.
ilEXICAN CUSTOMS GUARDS at Jnares abot
ana aiuea as American aoiaier wno crossed
tlie line claiming that be waa intoxicated and
bad first flred on them. :
GENERAL TREVINO at Jlmlnei. Mexico an
v nounoea a nisn to rnmw s eonion or tarransa
- troops ardlind Duranzo state and so keep the
- viiui muiuis -ouia-iu -ana . out. .. ...
CHANDLER -PRECIN'CT of Henderson county
voiea iuvw or Donas tor naaa.
A GENERAL RAINFALL In Texaa waa reported.
la some awctious damaae waa done by ball.
DR. B. L. ARMS and Dr. H. C. Hartman of
Galveston adilresaed tbe State acbool for public
ncBtm uiutrers at uaivcswfl.
THE SECOND DAY of thai lbntbsMt.ni
tncal and Gas association convention found tut
zuu oeieaatra aettiea aowa to worx.
THE TEXAS. ASSOCIATION of members of
me American nocietv or jivu Knftineers will
open its convention at uaivestoa today i
MRS. FRANCIS LEWIS PRICE of Austin was
eiectea president ot the Texas society. Colonial
Dames of America at tbe meeting in Austin.
ST. CLAIRE RAMSEY Justice of the peace was
iouuu ueau id uin room si granger roi lowing
the report of a pistol. A revolver waa found
at uia siae. . . .
IT WA8 SAID the pro and antl faetlona opposed
to Love for committeeman bsd selected Judge
romaexter ot uienurne aa tbelr aandidate
the Saa Antoalo convention. .
CLOSING THEIR MEETING at Galveston the
- mecincai xn tractors association -elected J
H. Ashley of Fort Worth secretary and aa-
tecieu waiiaa tor tne uctooer convention.
THE RESIGNATION of A. I- Mnhlav .. nr..l
dent of tbe Union- Pacific and Oregon Snort
tLlne waa announced. -
X SECOND REORGANIZATION PLAN " for the
Frisco with reduced capitalisation was sub-
mitted to tbeMlssourl public aervice com'tnts
siou. - . . . .
NATIONAL I.EAOtTft RESI'I.TR- rinclnn.il 9
Boston 2: Chicago 4 Brooklyn 8: New York It!
ot. Mraw v riuumeiituu rillSDOrg V
TEXAS LEAGUE RESULTS: Fort Worth 8.
Houston 2; Dallas 4. Galveston 8; Waco 2.
Beaumont 1; Baa Antonio 1-2 Sbreveport 2-5. .
AMERICAN LEAGUE RESULTS: St. Louis
7 Boston 1: Philadelphia 4. Chicago 1; Cleve-
. aw . raauiwn Ajeuoii-riew lorx cold.
- Houston - . ;
SAM LINDLEY soeenmbed to stroke of apoplexy
Died at daughter's home at age of 03.
HEAVY RAINFALL Thursday followed by drop
In temperature. Precipitation general over tba
- State.1 .-'..
CITY COUNCIL asked by civil servlc hn.nl Hi
take some action covering political activity of
city employes. ... -i f . ...
WELL producing 10000 barrels brought In at
iiumoia oy nieia person on Ueorga II. Her-
- tuauu property . - ' .
iiah who wanted to die was reslaed by the
i police. Wss discovered in perilous position In
ufnH w.ituww v& iMtm.- - 'm
RECOVERY wilt mean bat tlx In mark trm MM
Campbell. Charge of murder brought by dis-
trict attorney's omcs Thursday..
BOTAEIAN8 held "Indoor outing" at aodlto-
rium. William Richardson district governor
of Rotary clube. guest of honor. . .
MAYOR CAMPBELL calls a bait Jo owners of
auto ambulances.' declaring that they must
mwv m-um. . aibv wraw icricr co police
RELATION of corporations to general flnanolal
condition of couafry explained. Addressa
OEPET JTJEY STIII LACmO.
Ten More TJayi May Be Eeqpired to
-. IiU Sox at waukegan. V
WAUKEOAN III. Hay 18. This -was
the fourfn day ot seeking a Jury to try
Win H; - Orpet college student for the
alleged murder of Marian Lambert but
results seemed as far off an ever. Three
men. were tentatively accepted after doz-
ens of others had been excused because
they had formed strong opinions as to
the defendant's guHt or Innocence. It
was thought that at least 10 more days
wuuiu us rctjuueu iu mi mo jury Dox.
Hoy: Long Would You
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- ' I S- (Copyrtftit lOie. by R T. Webjter.J fyvfi'
WILL CONSIDER CIVIL
ConocQ Asked by Board to Take
Some Action in the Matter.
ttndf e f Actiyity in Politics Cuw
Under Present Rules for Div
charge Resignation "
Suggested. . :
Calling attention to the clause in the
rules preventing "undue political activity"
on the part ot city employes coming under
Its Jurisdiction and to the violation of
this restriction the civil service board
addressed the mayor and commissioners
Thursday requesting that some action be
taken. " - V ."' '. '- 'r.r.v'- " ' "'. "
Under present rules It Is Just cause for
removal or discharge for an employe gov
erned by civil service to be "Unduly ac-
tive in municipal precinct county or
State politics." It is- added there " "Is
nothing in this clause that shall bo con-
strued as limiting an employe's right tq
vote." -- ' .. ' - .
AVe recommend" the communication
stated 't'hat the-clty council provide some
method by which city employes who are
candidates for office may proceed with
out the necessity of discharge from the
service.' ' . -'"'';
The. following suggestions were made
by the board: . .r
1. Requirement of unqualified resigna
tion of all candidates.
2 Requirement of unqualified resigna-
tion but with rights of seniority retained.
If on examination the employe is again
made eligible to aervice.
3 Requirement of temporary leave of
absence during period of campaign.
The matter will be taken up by the
council at once. ...
WELL PRODUCING 10.000
BARRELS IN AT HUMBLE
Kiel Esperson Brought in Big Gush'
- er on the George H. Her
mann property. '
Niels Esperson brought In a 10000 bar
rel.oll gusher on the George H. Her
mann estate early Thursday-morning.
It Is located on the east side of the
tract and Just west of the Paraffins sub-
division. There was a great pressure and
oil was thrown over the top of the der-
rick. The WeU flowed for six or seven
hours and then on account of the great
pressure the screen became clogged with
sand and the flow diminished. - Well
men started ' making .. re-adjustments
Thursday. The well is about 2600 feet
Mr. Esperson has a lease of BOO acres
surrounding the big well and another
well has been started nearby. The next
step will be the boring of other wells on
the tract from zoo to 400 feet aparti
TEXAN DELIVERED ADDRESS.
Dr. Clark -. Retired as Moderator
tAutetatti Prttt Jfosri.l
BIRMINGHAM Ala. May 18. The re
ttrln? moderator- Dr. William Clark of
Texas delivered an address today at the
opening session of the eighty-sixth meet
ing- of the general assembly of the Oiim
berland Presbyterian church which will
continue ror live days. ? - .
The sessions are being held at the Nor-
wood Cumberland Presbyterian church
and between 400 and 600 delegates are
present. After the address of the retiring
moderator the assembly adjourned until
evening when welcoming addresses will
be delivered. -v. -
The real work of the assembly begins
fmploy Such a Chauffeur? N f -By Webster
ENGLAND AWARE OF
IRISH REVOLT PLOT
Didn't Act Because It Was Thought
It Might Blow Over.
Secretary for Ireland . Resigned
Told Probers It TRtj Known .
German TT-Boat Would Try
" . " to Xand Anni. v
(Auociatid Prtst Rrtort.)
LONDON May 18. From testimony
developed today at the hearing opened
by the rural commission to Inquire Into
the Irish rebellion it appeared that the
government had. received advance Infor-
mation of preparations for an uprising
with help from German sources.
- The testimony was given by Sir Mat-
thew Nathan who resigned aa under" sec-
retary for Ireland after the rebellion
broke out. The government had received
advices said Sir Matthew that an at-
tempt would be made to land arms In
Ireland from German submarines; also
that rifles had been. . purchased from
Irish soldiers on home leave while oth-
ers had been taken into the country in
passengers' baggage. -
The former under secretary ' describ-
ing the formation of the national volun-
teers said only a small section had shown
disloyalty and that the government knew
of their drills and plans to secure inde-
Baron Hardtnge aald he assumed from
the testimony that it had been decided
not to Interfere unless there -should be
an actual outbreak.
Sir Matthew replied: "It was thought
that forcible interference would certainly
lead to bloodshed and that if affairs were
left alone they might blow over without
Timothy Healy said In the house of
commons today he understood James M.
Sullivan former American ambassador to
the Dominican republic had been put In
Jail in Ireland for eight days without a
charge being lodged against him.
Secretary Grey said the United States
had brought to the notice of Great Brit-
ain the detention of Mr Sullivan who
was arrested in Dublin on April SO. It
was understood at the time that he was
charged with complicity in the rebellion.
Jeremiah Lynch of New York haa been
tried and convicted by a court martial
In Dublin on a charge of participating in
the Irish rebellion. The sentence was to
be promulgated today but no word has
been received by the American embassy
here as to what sentence was Imposed.
The news that Lynch had been con-
victed by a court martial was received
by the embassy from the American con-
sul In Dublin. Prior to this the last news
the embassy had of Lynch waa that un-
der the defense of the realm act he was
prohibited from leaving the five mile
xone of Dublin. Lynch was a resident of
Dublin for some time.'
QUAKE ALONG ADRIATIC.
1 . - .
Director of Florence Observatory
Predicted Recurrence. v -
XAuotiattd Prtu Reftrt.)
' ROME. May IT (via Paris May IS) An
earthquake of particular violence hag oc-
curred along the Adriatic coast between
Rimini and .Cesena. At the latter town
a dosen people were injured.
Father Alfant. director of the ohaorva.
tory at Florence predicts a repetition of
tne earthquake wnicn extended to the
Venetian provinces. v V
The entire central section of Italy Was
shaken by earthquakes which lasted
through Tuesday and Wednesday. Only
meager details have been received in this
country and it Is not known what loss of
life occurred if any. :
Fort Worth Man Director. !
(Aitciclti Prtii Kcttrt.) .
PITTSBURG Fa. May 18. Joseph t.
Guffy of Pittsburgh was elected president
of the National Gas association of Amer-
ica here today and Buffalo was selected
as the next convention city. Other of-
ficers elected included O. K. ' Shannon
Fort Worth Texaa director. .
NEW MEASURES TO
Consuls From Mexico to Confer on
Conditions Below Border.
Recent Report! Showed About 3000
- ' Citisens of Unitedi Statei4a
Mexico Detailed Report
Expected. - ' : .
tAineitttt Priti Rf pari.)
WASHINGTON. May 18. While wait
Ing reopening of diplomatic relations
with farranza and results of the military
campaign against outlaw bands the
United fctates government Is considering
further measures for protection of Amer
ican Interests In Mexico.
Several consuls from the- Interior of
Mexico ordered to the border hv the state
department are expected at El Paso for
conferences which are expected to result
In recommendations to the department in
the interest of American Uvea and prop-
erty across the southern boundary. Co
incident with the gathering of the con-
suls the state department today an
nounced partial returns of the census of
Americans in Mexico recently ordered. It
was stated officially Jhat the American
colony at Mexico City now numbers about
1200. Reports from other points Indicate
that now there may be less than' 3000
citizens of the United Statea In all Mex
Whether the consuls' conference be-
tween themselves and with General Fun-
ston and other military leaders will con
sider the question of effecting removal
of Americans still remaining In the bandit
infested regions was not disclosed here
Consul Letcher of Chihuahua City wilt
come to Washington to make a detailed
report to the state department.
- Ao important military development In
Mexico or along the border was reported
to Waahlneton todav.
State department dispatches Indicating
that tne striae of Mexican employes was
spreading were received. Shop employes
at Piedras Negras were reported - on
strike preventing movement of trains
from the south since May 16. It was
also officially reported that railroad em-
ployes tn Guadalajara struck May IS and
that Agues Callentes was cut off from
railroad communication by the strike.
CUSTOMS GUARDS SHOT U. S
SOLDIER WHO CROSSED LINE
Fired ton Mexicans First So Car-
ranza Commander at Juarez
Said and Probe Ordered.
. (Auociatid Prut Ftporf)
ELi PASO Texas. May 18. Sergeant
Harry Furman a member of a maohlne
company of the Third infantry was shot
and killed on Mexican soil a mile and a
half east of Juarea today by Mexican
General Gavlra Juarez commander and
other Mexican officials say Furman cross
ed the International boundary in an In
toxlcated condition and fired on the cus
toms .guards before ha was made the
target of their fire --.-
: Furman s company commander says
that he saw the sergeant but a abort
time before the shooting and that be ap
peared perfectly sober. The shooting first
was reported by General Gavlra to Gen-
oral Bell at Fort Bliss. An Investigation
disclosed that Furman while searching
for stray mules rode a horse up on a
strip of Mexican soil left north of the
Rio Grande by the shifting river bed. He
was armed with a pistol. American army
men admit that he was not within his
rights in penetrating Mexican soil.
His pistol had been recently fired two
chambers Deing empty.
ITALIANS IN TYROL
Vicious Attacks by. Aastrians Fol
lowing Bombardment Repulsed '
With HeaTj Losses.
THREE GERMAN SUBMARINES
IN ADRIATIC SUNK BY FOE
British in Egypt Carry Out Maneu
ver! Against .Turks and Tribes
men and Put Them to Flight.
Attack's at . Verdun Continued.
The Associated Press summarises
the war situation as follows:
The Italians in southern Tyrol now
are tenaciously holding back the Aus
trian from further inroads Into their
positions v In thai Ledro valley south-
west of -Trent and in thf Lagarlna
valley south of the city the Austrlans
after heavy artillery preparation
threw vicious attacks against the
Italian lines but all were repulsed
with heavy casualties according to
Rome. . ' I'':'"
Five attacks were made on Zegna-
torta the same number as were made
Wednesday and again all of them
were stopped with sanguinary losses.
In tlie Marmolado sons west of Trent
where previous gains have been made by
the Italians . King Victor Emmanuel's
meij have occupied additional ; territory
In the Tereca river region and In the
Montfalcone region near the head of the
Gulf of Triest have recaptured trenches
taken from them by the Austrians last
Monday. ' - . -y
An Ineffectual attempt has been made
by the Germans against the French posi-
tions In the Avocourt wood and on hill
304 northwest -of Verdun.- Paris reports
that a strong attack here was put down
by the Frencll and that the Germans ap
pear to have suffered severe losses.
On the remainder of the front In France
and Belgium aside from an unsuccessful
German Infantry attack against the Belgians-north
of Bteenstraete there have
been only bombardments. '
The British In Egypt have carried out a
successful maneuver against the "Turks
and tribesmen at Bayoud .and Magelbra
putting them to flight and destroying
the camp at Bayoud. .
. Austrian - aeroplanes have dropped
bomba on Avlona Banca the only aea
port on the eastern 'Adriatic remaining
In the hands of the entente allies.' That
AVIoa probably Is wait fortified against
an Infantry attack la Indicated by the
statement of -th Austro-Hungarlan ad
mlraity ' that the raiding - aircraft "Were
Three German submarines have been
sunk In the Adriatic by allied sub-
marines two by the Russians and one
by the British.
A British fishing smack arriving at
Lowestoft reports having been shelled
(Continued on Page Two.)
CARRANZISTAS WILL FORM
A CORDON AROUND DURANGO
Trevino Announced Plan for Keep-
ing Bandits tn and Out of
Northern Mexico State.
' (Aitociattd Presi Report.)
JIMINEZ Mexico May 17 (via El Paso
Junction May 18). General Trevlho ' to-
day announced his plan of campaign
against the Vtlllstaa. The bulk of Gen-
eral Ilamos' brigade has been moved from
the Es'calon district to Jlmlnei from
which point it will co-operate with the
forces of General Luis Merrera and Gen-
eral Petronlllo Hernandez east and west
tn forming a strong line that will prevent
the bandits from passing Into and out of
the Bute of Uurango. ' .
The Northwestern railroad from Chi-
huahua city west to Mlnaca will be oc-
cupied in a similar manner as soon as
the American troops evacuate the neigh-
borhood ot Ban Antonio.
After gaining hold of all strategla points
General Trevino still will have a large
body of cavalry with which to comb tne
intervening territory and drive the out-
laws against bis main lines.
All sources of water and food supplies
will be strongly held and this is expected
to hasten the end of the campaign. Gen-
eral Trevino is arranging the repair of
existing telephone and telegraph lines
and extending the system to isolated
points which with motor car service will
greatly facilitate his campaign. -
RODOERS' RECALL REPORTED.
Funston Hsard Rumor Concerning State
Department Agent. .
(Attociottd Prtu Ritort.
BAN ANTONIO Texas May II. Un-
confirmed reports reached General Fun-
ston today that James L ltodgera spe-
cial agent -of the state department with
Carransa had received Instructions to re-
turn to the United States. Mr. Rodgera
had soma difficulty on account of wire
trouble in communicating with the state
department and his summons to this side
of the border was said to be merely for
the purpose of reporting more fully on
conditions in Mexico.
General Funston said that he had re-
ceived no official advices concerning the
coming of consular officers from Monte-
rey cnlhuahua Purango and other points
Official reports from Colonel Sibley and
from General Pershing Indicated no un-
usual development either south of Boqull
las or in the tTeld held by the punitive ex-
pedition blo Columbus. . .
CARRANZA TROOPS GO SOUTH. '
......... : . .
Moved Along Line of American Communi-
cation to El Valle. ;
' AuotUttd Prut Rtptrt.)
. COLUMBUS N. M. May 1!. The Car-
ransa grrlaon at Ascenclon la moving
sout along the American Ilpe of com
munlcatlon ostensibly to El Valle. No
reaaon waa assigned for the movement. --
Reports from . the field indicated that
General J. J. Pershing's expeditionary
command is experiencing a shortage of
soap but otherwise Is wall rationed and
new revenue dill
Big Projects WiH Retire Ai1':
al $150000COQ Scctc-
V tary McAdoo Fossd. .
LESS BY 75 MULION THAN
Income Inheritance and Munitions
Taxes. Will Pay for Defense
Tariff" Commission " and ' Other
Projects Omnibui Bill Planned.
(AttnrtotrA Prttt Rerl.
WASHINGTON. May 18. Secretary
McAdoo today submitted to Chairman .
Kltchln of tbe house ways and means
committee and Chairman Simmons of
the finance committee revised esti
mates of the Government's receipts
and expenditures tor the remainder of
tha riirratnt f1ar?1 Vaar tfnrlinr Inna 3fl.
1917 tending to shpw that much less
new revenue will have to be raised to
meet the bill for preparedness and ;
other large contemplated expenditures
than had been supposed..
Only about $160000000 additional'
revenue will have to be provided dur.
ing the coming year Mr. McAdoo ;
This la less by $75000000 than the most '
conservative members of congress calcu
lated at the outset of the session would be
needed. All of the additional revenue will
come from taxes on IncomeaHnheritance
and munitions In accordance with a plan .
yrvviuea musi wrea oy J resident vt uaoru
News of the condition of the treasury
came as a pleasant surprise to members
of the ways and means committee who
have been pondering for weeks on the
framing of revenue measures. A meeting
of democratic members of the committee
quickly followed the return of Mr. Kltch- .
In to the capltol and later he announced '
that the revenue raising plan would be .
whipped Into shape within two weeks.
OMNIBUS BILL '
PROPOSED. .. . .
It Is probable that alt ot the revenue
measures. Including provision for pre
paredness revenues a tariff commission .
and the encouragement of the dyeatuf fa
Industry will be Included In an omnibus
bill. The president is understood to favor
that plan. ; . . : . . i
Solution of the revenue problem which
as a result of the conference today ap-
w urn au i I VI .will fu IQI isir
Kltchln believes toward making an early
J adjournment " f congress possible.'' He '
iuiu ins wss ana means conierence aur
Ing the meeting that nothing would pre-
vent him putting the executive problem
through the house so as to be ready to
adjourn Juris 1. : ;-.'
Secretary 'McAdoo' figures showed that
the balance In the general fund exclusive
of disbursing officer's credits probably
would be 1160000000 at the and of the
present fiscal year and 111500000 at the
end of the fiscal year of 191T. This eatl-
mate Included expenditures likely to be
made for the proposed Increase in th
standing army on the basis of the meas-
ure passed last night by the senate and
expenditures which brobablv will be made I
next year on the naval program now be- ;
fore congress.- t . .
LIBERAL PROVISION ' - '
FOR GOOD ROAD8.
In addition to preparedness measures
the revised estimate presented by Mr
McAdoo ' Included liberal provisions for
good roads rural credits and expenditures
to prevent and copewith floods. In
making up the estimates the additional
cost of preparedness during 1917 . was
placed at from ninety millions to one hun-
dred million dollars a figure probably
considerably less than appropriatlona to
be authorized by congress but approxi-
mating the sum which actually would be
spent during the year under the author-
isation. . (' '
An estimate compiled by Mr. McAdoo
when congress convened last December.!
showed a deficit of 2 000000 in the gen-
eral fund June 30 1917 Instead of the.
$18600000 balance in the present estlma- .
tion. The previous estimate contemplated
the extension of the emergency revenue
to the end of the fiscal year of 1817
The 868000000 deficit which seemed
likely when congress convened waa es-
timated on a basis that did not Include
truviBiuii. iwr rusus rural creaiia or
flood expenditures all of which are In-
cluded in the reviaed estimate.
ENFORCEMENT Of"' ;
LAW ADDED RICHES. .
Increase tn treasury receipts have been
most marked In the Internal revenue de-
partment. Ordinary revenues placed at
$871000000 for the fiscal year 1916 tn
the estimate of last December - will ap-
proximate $308000000. Next year's ordi-
nary revenue receipts were placed In the
previous estimate at about $265000009.
In the revised estimate at about the same
figure as this yeara These revenue
cover mainly the tax on distilled liquors
and tobacco. Revenue from the Income
tax will go above $100000000 thla year
Secretary McAdoo estimates and cer-
tainly above $106000000 next year. The
previous estimate haa placed thla reve-
nue at $86000000 and $000000u respec-
The Increase of nearly $50000004 la
these two Items alone this year is at-
tributed to general prosperity to strict
tnforcement of the Internal revenue laws
and the elimination of long standing
frauda In the payment of taxes on to-
bacco whisky and oleomargarine . l-v
which the government lost tens of mil-
lions of dollars. .
r BYE AGAIN NOMINATED.
Democratic Convention Opposed T:
peal of liquor laws.
. -.. fAiterialrJ Prut Xeaerf . )
NASHVILLE. Tenn. May 1" -democratio
State convention a '
today after renominating Tom C
governor and B. A. Enloe f ; j
The convention Inrlnrood t"
tration of President Wilson '
elim pollpy and cnmmiis t
temperance oppns-s t - i
present liquor in v s I
submission of a '
tnent gvtrni' i v
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