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VOL.. XV. NO. 304.
PORTLAND. OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 2. 1917. EIGHTEEN PAGES.
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UP BILL GIVING
' Senators Stone and Cummins
Offer Amendments Limit-
ing Authority of President ;
to Arming Certain Vessels.
FULL RESOLUTION, NOT
Convoys Suggested for.Amer
ican Craft Not Carrying
Contraband. " ,
Extra iMiltn Held Improbable.
Washington. March 2. (1. N.
S.) With the end of the sixty
fourth congress by constitu
tional limitation only 48 hoars
away, administration leaders
Insisted at noon today that
there will be no extra session
fa month, if at all. They
were confident that both
house,, speeding along under
forced draft, would complete
all of the essentials of their
program before final adjourn
ment. By Carl J). Croat.
Washington, March 2.4-(U P.) De
claring himself "out of Sympathy -with
the measure," Senator Stone," chairman
of the foreign relation ' committee,
startled the upper chamber late this
afternoon by refusing to pitat the au
thority bill acked by ihe president
through the senate.
Stone asked that Senator Hitchcock
be '.put in charge of the bill which
. would . empower the president to arm
merchant (ships and employ other
Instrumentalities" to handle the Inter
' national situation.
, i "I am not In accord with the bill as
it . has been framed." Stone said, "and
shall -offer what I consider an lm-
; port an t amendment to the bill."
fetone then gave a. brief history of
the hill. '-. . .
"I reported the bill, on Instructions
of "the foreign relations committee,
and sought to place it before the sen
ate at the earliest possible moment, on
instructions.', said Stone.
Stone Offer Amendment.
etone then demanded that the bill
be. amended to prevent the president
from arming munition shlp3 and from
supplying naval guffners to operate
gun n merchant ships.
The amendment follows:
' "Provided that nothing herein shall
authorize the president to employ or
direct any person to operate any arms
. placedtm any merchant ship by the
United States as herein authorized;
and "provided further that It shall not y
u lawim lor any mercnant snip sup-:
'plied by the president with arms, as
herein provided, to carry or convey
'Ma. part of her cargo any munitions
or other supplies of war destined for
"delivery to the armed forces of a bel
ligerent nation with which the United
''.States la at peace: .
"And provided further that It shall
' not hu lawful for any merchant ship
; which may be under convoy or lmme
. diate protection of any public vessel of
the United States to carry or convey
a a part of her cargo any ammuni
tion, or other supplies of war destined
Tor delivery to the armed forces of a
belligerent nation with which the
United States is at peace."
'Another Amendment Offered.
i. Senator Cummins, Republican, then '
. offered a somewhat similar amend
ment that would permit the arming
with defensive arms fore and aft, con
voying with ships' of the navy if
necessary, of merchant ships bearing
the registry of the United States, pro
vided that the vessel carries no arms
or. munitions of war.
, Washington, March-2. (U. P.) The
senate will probably vote late today
, on President Wilson's request for
power and approval to use guns and
gunners and "other Instrumentalities",
to protect merchant ships and lives to
handle the' international situation.
' By a vote of 64, to 15 the senate de
cided to begin consideration, of it about
4 o'clock, as soon as the half blUlo i
dollar navy bill is out of the way.
. Senator La Follette, who was about
to ' leave the chamber, hurriedly re
turned to his seat and demanded the
ayes and nays when its consideration
Those opposing consideration were:
Bryan. Florida: Cummins. Iowa:
Gronna, North Dakota: Curtis, Kansas;
Jones. Washington; Sherman. Illinois;
(Concluded on Page Ttt. Column Foar)
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GALL MAIN 71 73
WORK BEGINS ON IMMENSE TANNER CREEK SEWER PROJECT Actual con
struction for the new $300,000 drainage ditch is being undertaken at three places. The
pictures show, at the top, Potter machine for carrying dirt from trench on Eleventh
street near Hoyt, showing track and conveyors in place. Below are the platform and hoist
erected at Sixteenth and Washington streets for digging a 2$foot shaft in Washington street,
where tunneling is to begin.
Four Americans Hae Been
; Freed and Are Now in Co
! penhagen, It Js Reported,
Washington March 2. (U. P.)
Germany has at last officially agreei
to release the American Tarrowdal-J
prisoners and they will be out of Gei
many very soon, the state department
was advised today.
' i The state department announcement
I "The Swiss minister at this capital,
rn a note .dated March 2, 1917. has in
formed the secretary of state that he
has received from the German govern
ment the following telegram, dated
i " The transfer already arranged of
American sailors from the Yarrowdale
to the frontier has not as yet been
possible, because one British sailor In
the camp of Brandenburgvlikewise
from the Yarrowdale and interned
with the American sailors, was J found
to be suffering from typhus exanthe
rnatlque. The transfer to the Swiss
frontier will probably take place
(Concluded on Page SeTenteen. Column Sii)
Two Are Indicted
In Alleged Spy Plot
j New York, March 2'. (U. PA The
federal grand jury, which has spent
five days investigating the lalleged spy
Ulot by which American" newspaper
correspondents were sent to 5 England
as "observers" this afternoon indict
ed Amort a. bander and Charles W,
! The charge against the men was
launching a military enterprise for a
foreign government on United States
80,000 Sacks of
I iM-iSsI till Mnm vodchb fob
II "...fir. ":r:U--TI, fir-rti XI f .'ili ninnrn iiimirniiiiii
I III,'.,,' ,Ji - . utKr. - -'ifc"''; Sf V - S6 ..' 11
GERMANY OFFICIALLY TANNER CREK SEWER
AGREES TO RELEASE WORK OPENS: CONDUIT
OF YARROWDALE MEN
m The deputies of Coun4yAs- &
HC- , sessor Henry E." Reed : reported :
to him this morning that In one
day's Investigation they" had
lj discovered in storage . 80,000 -$
sacks -of potatoes, which they '
assessed at a. valuation of $2 a
sack. Before the potatoes can
t be moved after assessment, the
tax must be paid, which returns .
i to the -public some measure of '' '-if
. the Inflated, values forced upon
this article ot food by specu- '
j. Si j SrV- ; '. . ... i . f , . v. - -
WILL COST $300,000
Contractors Begin Recon
struction of Big Drainage
System at Three Places,
Work on the reconstruction of the
Tanner creek sewer has now begun,
and within a few days a large number
of men will be employed in excavating
and tunneling for the sewer conduit,
which is to take the place of the old
Tanner creek sewer laid about 30 years
'Actual work is under way at Six
teenth and Washington streets. Elev
enth and Hoyt streets, and Ninth and
Pettygrove streets. A huge platform
and hoist has been erected at Six
teenth and Washington streets for
handling dirt from a shaft to be dug
25 feet deep in Washington street.
Tunnels are to extend from the foot
of this shaft to. Fifteenth street and
to Seventeenth street, and the new
sewer at thia point is to be built in
At Eleventh and Hoyt streets
ground has been broken for the long
trench, and machines for conveying
the dirt from he trench to'a dump a
block away ' are already In place.
Equipment known as a Potter machine,
used for conveying the' large buckets
of earth, now occupies Eleventh street
for a block. 1
At Ninth and Pettygrove streets,
within a short distance of the Willam
ette river, construction of the outlet
of -the new sewer is under way. The
outlet. of the big conduit is to be com;
pleted first, and work Will then . pro
ceed backward from the river to
Eleventh and Hoyt streets. The sewer
Is to be reconstructed to a point -near
Seventeenth and Taylor streets.
William Llnd and J. F. Shea are the
contractors and the contract price for
the work is approximately $302,000.
11 ".'.'. -
Bordeaux. March - 2. (U. P.) The
American steamer Rochester arrived
today, having successfully navigated
the German submarine zone from New
On her, way"! up the - (flronde !rivr
from the ocean the Rochester went
aground, tut was soon re-floated. .
1 ' ' - . . t
Senate iWould Give
San Francisco Base
vWashlngton, March 2. (U. T.) -The
senate today- adopted by a vote of 4
to-6 the amendment to the navy bill
appropriating 11,600.000 for . a naval
base on San Francisco bay;: i
Enclosed Report From Lan
sing Says it Is Genuine and
in Government's Possession
'Washington. March 2. (T. J. S.)
All doubt as to the authenticity cf the
amazing note sent by Foreign Minister
Zlmmermsnn of Germany to uerman
Minister Von Eckhardt at-Mexico City
planning a German-Japanes-Mexicn
J aillanca axainst the. United. Etates'w
-retnovea py rretuoeni vviispn,in a mw
sags to the1 senate- last night. The
president hi response' to a senate rese
lution, transmitted a report from Secre
tary of State Lansing on the comnmni;
The texts of President "Wilson's re
ply and that of the report from Secre-
tary iAnsing, which ho enclosed, wera
To the senate:
"In response to the resolution adopted
nv tho C0ta t A nn Marrh 1 1 Q 1 V r r -
questing the president furnish the senVl
ate, if not incompatible with the public
Interest, whatever information Vve has
(Concluded on Pag Serentern. Column Seren)
President to Sign
Capital "Dry" Bill
Washington, March 2. (I. N. S.)
All hope that Washington will remain
"wet" fled today when the word was
quickly passed around that President
Wilson will sign the Sheppard bill,
which forbids the manufacture or sale
of liquor in the district after Novem
ber 1. The president probably will
sign the bill late tomorrow or on Sun
Gomperg Opposes Signing.
Washington, March 2. (J. N. S.)
Samuel' - Gompers; president of the
American Federation of Labor, this
afternoon asked President Wilson not
to sign the district prohibition bill.
President . Gompers sets forth that
making the district dry without re
ferring it .o the residents of the dis
trict was unfair.
British Take 4300
Turks in One Week
Ixmodn, March 2. (IT. p.) The
Turkish retreat from Kut-el-Amara
has become a great rout, according to
official dispatches -from the Mesopo-
tanflan front today.
Pursuit is being continued by the
victorious British forces out of Kut-el-Axnara.
.The statement said the
Turks in great confusion had passed
through Azlslyah on Tuesday, and thatT
since February 22 4300 Turks had been
taken prisoners by the British.
Eggs Flood Market; 5
Fresh Ones Sell at
24 Cents the Dozen
Judging from the manner in
3t which eggs, rolled into Front
4t street this norning, every hen
on the coast must be back on
4(t -Local stocks have of late
p been coming from oregoa and
'4t the1 northwest. Now California
& has apparently entered the
4ft game with a will and there
were so many fresh hard-
Ht shelled berries on the market
-fc this- morning that prices
$ dropped with the customary
. There were perfectly fresh
it sales at. 24 cents a dozen, but
-even so the demand was only
jjt sufficient to clear up a small .
. part of the supply.
Hr . Therefore till lower prices
ift may be expected. '- : 4k
Now,.; will rsom ; kind fate
He please ease the ham situation.
San Francisco Bay Fishermen Com
plain of Potatoes Interfering
San Francisco, Cal., March Z. tU.
A llarro tinivW K v chrlmn fishermen
that many sacks of potatoes have been
dumped into San Francisco bay may
lead to a.n investigation by the special
committee of the county board of su
pervisors probing the present high cot
of living. According to the fishermen,
fevr several days they were compelled to
st.i work", because their nets brought
The tubers had been dumped near
I piers a ana Zit, mey asserted.
I These assertions caused considerable
' excitement " among the supervisors,
rome of whom were inclined to think
the potatoes had been dumped in an
effort to keep up the cost of these
vegetables. Others thought the tu
' bers may have been spoiled.
More Spuds Than Are Needed
to Feed the Animals in
the Portland Zoo,
- Three hundred sacks of potatoes
raised by the city park bureau in
Mount Tabor park are to be distrib-
uted to those in need for food and
The city council today authorized
Commissioner Baker to dispose of the
ppuds and suggested that he confer
with local potato growers to select the
potatoes to be used for seed and those
to be used for food purposes. .
The potatoes were grown originally
by the city to feed, the animals in
Washington park zoo but more pota
toes were raised than the zoo animals
could eat at present.
The potatoes are to be distributed
from the public employment bureau.
Fourteenth and Johnson streets.
ApproacMar Vnptlala of Htn Barbara
"ttaokensle' and Boderlcx Haeleay
Ansooacad. at Tea This AXteraooa.
The engagement of Miss Barbara
Mackenzie and Roderick Macleay was
told this afternoonu at an Informal
tea given by. Miss Evelyn Carey at
the Carey residence at Rivera, Tho
announcement is amongHhe most in
teresting of the season, owing to the
prominence of both tho brldo and
Miss Mackenrie is the- daughter of
Dr. Kenneth A. J. Mackenzie. She Is
noted as one of the most boautiful
girls in Portland society, where she
is very popular. She attended school
at St. Helen's hall and later finished
in the cast and abroad.
Mr'. Marleay is a prominent capi
talist, and is a member of the Arlinr-
ton. Waverley, 'University. Multnomah
and Meadow Lake clubs. He was
graduated from Princeton in 1S97. He
is a brother of Mrs. Thomas Kerr of
Portland and Mrs. Joseph D. Grant of
San Francisco. His father, the late
Donald Macleay, was a prominent pio
neer of Portland. He donated the land
of over 130 acres no known as
Macleay park to the city.
Owing to Miss Mackenzie being in
mourning, the tea was quite informal,
only her most Intimate friends being
invited. Prenuptial affairs will be
postponed for several months.
Bids to Be Called to
Pave St. Helens Road
The oard of county commissioners
today ordered that bids for paving the
St. Helen's road between Linnton and
the county line, a distance of 10 miles.
be called for. The bids are to he opened
The types of pavement on which bids
are to he received are concrete, asphal
tic concrete, bithlithic. wood block
and brick. The specifications "are sim
ilar to tnose used in hard surfacing
the main county roads under the
31.250.000 bond Issue, and It Is made
a condition that the pavement must be
guaranteed for a period of 10 years.
The pavement will embrace 103,531
Hb Warning Given
Bark by Submarine
London. March 2. (I. N. S.) The
British bark Galgorm Castle, whose
destruction by a German submarine
may have cost two American lives, was
attacked .without warning, acordlng to
dispatches received here from Cork to
day. The U-boat appeared as the sailing
vessel was nearing the Irish coast and
began shelling her. Mrs. Cramp ton.
wife of the captain and one of the 13
survivors! landed in Cork, declared tho
submarine shelled two lifeboats and
was approaching the missing lifeboat
when darkness settled. David Walker
of Baltimore, a cook, and William
Jackson of New York, a seaman, were
in the missing lifeboat.
Letter Not Known
To British Embassy
Washington, March 2. U. P.) The
Pritish embassy announced today that
no '' officials connected ' "there IChew
anything of ' the Zimmerman-Mexico-Japan
letter, until, it was made public
yeat,erday. ,.-- u ,.
. - - . A
LOOKED UPON AS
KEY TO VICTORY
Foreign Secretary Zimmer
man Says Under Cond'r
tions Germany Can't Can
cel Order Regarding Zone.
SPEECH DELIVERED AT
Would Remain on Friendly
Terms With U. S.; Regrets
Berlin. March 2. (L N. . S.) (Via
Sayville Wireless.) Germany will not
back down. Maintenance of her new
submarine policy must re a condition
of any understanding reached with the
United states to prevent & wiaening
of the present breach.
Foreign Secretary Zimmerman made
this assertion in the reiehstag in the
course of hi3 discussion of efforts of
the Swiss minister at Washington to
bring the two nations into agreement
"Obviously, our wish to come to an
understanding only can be accom
plished ko far that we do not conflict
with our declaration of barred zones,
which we are firmly decided to main
tain against our enemies under all
circumstances,"' the foreign secretary
Secretary Zimmerman firtt detailed
to the reiehstag the negotiations at-
tempted by the Swiss minister at
"In the 'affair of our negotiations
with the. United States the underlying
facts are these," he said. "On Feb
ruary 28 we received ty the good of
fices of the Swiss federal council a
telegram of the Swiss . minister at
Washington, who, after the breaking
off of relations with the United
States, represents our Interests there.
The telegram had the following con
tents: "'If the German government would
now show Inclination to negotiate with
the United States about the blockade
then he (the Swiss minister) would
(Continued on Page Fire, Colasin One)
Sus Moser Opposes
Tax Printing Grab
President of Senate " Buck" for
Passage of Law Up to Bouse, la
Address to Realty Board.
Gus Moser, personally, do not be
lieve In the publication of delinquent
tax lists. This Is what lie told the
Portland Realty board this afternoon.
"The first bill on the subject of tax
list publication," said Mr. Moser, "was
introduced by Senators Farrell and Or
ton. It provided that publication be
discontinued throughout the entire
state. It wan found that the bill
would not pass the senate in this form,
ho it was amended to apply to Mult
nomah county only, and stop the pub
lication of tax lists here. Jn this
form It passed the senate. If the
house had acted promptly, we would
have no publication of rax lists here
"Personally, 1 do not believe In the
publication of tax lists; but that the
.condition is as it Is, is due to" the
delay of the house of representatives.'
C. H. Kelly, one of the state board
of barbers, and a delegate to the Cen
tral Labor council from the Barbers"
union, bade farewell to the Central
Labor council last night, having fallen
suddenly into the millionaire class.
His last motion was to place the' com
munication from the rival barbers or
ganization In the waste basket, which
was carried unanimously. Kelly de
clared tiat his sister In Les Angeles
had recently made $2,750,00 by the
sale of 21 mining claims In San Ber
nardino county. California, and that she
holds more claims of greater value. Her
husband Is one of several heirs to an
estate of enormous value. Mr. Kelly
states that he Is to have 2100.000
one of the appraisers of this estate.
luj insures oi wnicn wm approach
Training in Schools
Kansas City. Mo.. March 2. (I. N.
S.) By an almost unanimous vote, the
delegates to the superintendency de
partment -of the National Education
association convention this afternoon
adopted a resolution opposing compulsory-
military training and military
drill in any form in the primary, gram
mar and high schools of the nation.
The report suggests that compulsory
training, both physical and military,
be adopted for young men after they
nave reacnea ine age or 19.
Keep Him Indoors
Following a Chill
Amsterdam. March 2. (U.
m P.) Kaiser William is confined
to his room with a severe chill, 4t
Berlin dispatches reported , to-
tr day. His physicians', are not 4k
apprehensive over his condl- 4
4t tlon, but are Insisting on i all
t)r 'precautions. . -v-l: :: f "
The kaiser is receiving min- t
it lsters In his apartments and ft
communicating dally with head- 4k
tffr quarters, despite his Illness. "
In Sea Battle
Steamer Knight Companion Missed
by Five Shells, Hits Divr With
New. Orleans, La.. March 2 (I. N.
S.) A1 German submarine which at
tacked the British steamship Knight
Companion - in the Atlantic was sunk
In an exchange Of shells, according to
the commander of the vessel, which
arrived here today.
The U-boat opened fire at a range of
7500 yards and fired five shells at
the Knight Companion, all of which
went wild. The vessel's second shot
bit the submarine, which turned over
and sank. The Knight Companion is
under heavy guard at the docks here.
The Knight Companion Is one of a
fleet of vessels owned by the Knight
Steamship company and registered at
Liverpool. . She displaces 7241 tons.
La Tonraine Reaches New York.
New York, March' 2. (I. N. S.)
U Touraine, the overdue French liner,
will dock here at 6 o'clock tonight, ac
cording to wireless advices received
A v nffinma f t Vi a 1Trnrh line
passed Nantucket at 5
mnrnt. Hh. carries 160
cabln Passengers. ,
TO DESCRIBE GERMAN
ACTION IN ARGENTINA
Catchword, translated as
"Clear Crazy," Is Used in
Press and Public Comment
By Charles P. Stewart.
Buenos Aires, March 2. (U. T.)
Revelation of Germany's plot against
America called forth use toJay of the
Argentine catchword, "ultimo loco,'
freely translatable as "clear crazy"
In describing Germany in newspaper
and public comment on the move.
It was generally believed that the
revelation would result in Increasing
the favorable progress of the move
started by Arcentlna for a conference
cf Latin-American republics seeking
peace in Kurope.' There wera pjos
pects. ho-worrer, that this -would be
changed to joint action directed more
toward a "quarantine" against war by
the republics which are parties to -he
scheme: The United States has not
been invited to Join the plan.
School Board Asked
To Elect Director
W. B. G lesson Sends Written Demand
That Successor to Xiockwooa Be
Chosen At Once Ulterior Motive?
A demand that the school board im
mediately elect a successor to S. .
ljckwood. who resigned as school dt
icftor about a month ago, has been
addressed to School Clerk Thomas by
W. B. Gleason, Portland attorney.
Mr. Gleason intimates In his letter
that the board is delaying the election
for , political reasons and threatens
court proceeding unles a successor ta
Mr. iockwood Is elected promptly.
"There Is a widespread report," says
Mr. Gleason, "that the delay Is a po
litical move. Intended to provide a
place for a present member of the
school board, whose term will expire
next May, as result of recent legisla
This paragraph evidently refers to
O. M. Plummer, whose term Is brought
to an end in June by the operation
of the new three year tenure of office
U.w. Inasmuch as Mr. Plummer wan
elected' by the voters of the district
for a five year term and Is to have
a large part in the National Education
association convention In July. ' his
election as a successor to Mr. Lock.
wood would assure his being retained
on the board, it is urged by his
School Clerk Thomas has referred
Mr. Gleason's letter to the district at
torney for an opinion.
Way to Native Land
Torpedoboat Starts From Bremerton,
and WlH Be Used as Tralalar Snip
for Oregon Baval Ullltla.
The torpedoboat Goldsborough Is on
her way from the Bremerton navy
yard to Portland under command of
Lieutenant 'Edward E. Scranton, U. H.
N.. retired. She will be used as a
training ship in the service for the
Oregon Naval Militia.
The Goldsborough was built In 1199
In Portland by the firm of Wolf &
The Goldsborough will be anchored
off the Jeferso'n street wharf when
she arrives. No official information
Is allowed to be- given out as to her
orders, and Captain George F. Blair,
commanding the Oregon Naval Militia
refuses to name the hour she la ex
Session to March 20
Berlin, March 2. (TJ. P.) The
reiehstag sessions adjourned today
until March 20. Preliminary work of
the parliament has been disposed of.
Announcement prior to. the closing
today made public the fact that In
Berlin alone so far 250,000,000 marks
($50,000,000) had : been expended In
aiding soldiers families la the capital.
Benin newspapers were filled tod.iy
with appeals in their campaign for en
listmentln the 'Voluntary civil war
service. Compulsory servlca In this
brancn Deconoea effective April 1.
NAVAL BILL IS
Anticipated Filibuster by Sen- j
ator La Follette Fails to j
Materialize; Nearly Every 1
Member Present at Session' i
pleasure Will Go Back to t
House for Approval
Washington. March 2.-MUP.) Th
senate at .zv mis tiiernoon' ,
consideration of the bill empowering
the president to observe his "armed j-.
neutrality" policy by arming Amerl- .
can merchant ships and by employ-
ment of "ether instrumentalities," j '
The senate had Just passed the I
navf bill when Chairman Chamber- v.
lain of the military committee ; pro-. -
posed consideration of the army bill.
It was decided totake up the au
thority measure, by a vote of 7t to 14
Several hours of debate are expected
b fore a vote Is reached. -;V-
Washington. March 2. (U. P. The
administration's giant $535,000,000 ns-l
val bill the greatest national defense -measure
ever paB?ed by an American :
Congress passed the senate late today
by unanimous contest without a roll ,
call. ' ' 'SO
The vote was taken undet Si unanl f r;
mous agreement .reached late last
night when liemocrats and Republi
cans, welded by the sensational develn
opments ot the past few days, agreed! ?i
to a "safe conJuct" for the bill. Thq ;-.'
anticipated filibuster by Senator La i
ITollette failed to materialize. ' I
The bill as passed by the senate car
rles anf Increased appropriation1, ot
$166,000,000 over the house provisions i
To meet this Increase the senate au ;
thorlsed a $150,000,000 bond Issue. t .
Virtually every member of the sen- .'
ate was present. Senator La, KolleUef ; -was
in the chamber when the motion
was put and offered no opposition.
.,7 Money ZznaaeoiataXr -'ATJ"M.r.$-iv
The bill will go bact td Jhe -Aouse
where it Is expected to b rushed
through without delay and put to tha p
president to sign probably lata to -morrow.
All moneys In the measure are made
Immediately available. - They are to .
be usf-d for preparation and not fotf
any back deficiencies. . J.
Tho bill provldesfor the following;
new war vessels: ' ' ' v
' Three battleships at $15,500,000 '
ne baltle. cruiser at $19,000,000. t
Three scout cruisers at $6,000,000.
Fifteen destroyers at. $1,300,000.
On destroyer tender at $2,300,000. . v
One submarine tender, at $1,900,000.
Fifty-eight coast submarines at $!. '
300. 000 each.
Ten fleet submarines at $1,900,000
Air Service Given MUlloas.
F1v million dollars Is provided for
the aviation department and an addi-
tional -.million for the purchase of
aerial patents. -
Important Increases in the bill are .'
pay for civilian officers and members .
of the navy $1,000,000; arming and'
equipping the naval mllltla, $1,600,060;
projectile plant, $1. 150. 000; batteries'
and ammunition for merchant auxil
iary, $15,000,000; anti-aircraft guns
and ammunition, $3,800,000, and $3,
500,000 for ammunition for the navy.'
MILLIONS SENT INTO
RESIDING IN THE U.S..
Some Sent Carranza as Per-;
sonal Loans, Some Used
to Purchase Smelter Plants
. Blezicam Disavowal Zzpaetad.
Mexico City. March 2. U. ;
P.) Formal disavowal by; tha .
Mexican government of say
participation in the German
4t plot, and probable denial that
the , scheme ever was actually
broached to the Carranxa gov-
te .ernment. Is expected to be is- !
sued within the next few days. .
It probably will be the first of-
f lcial act at a new foreign rtfln-
& ister, whose appointment by -Ht "
First Chief Carranza Is expected
at Guadalajara today. Tha gen-
eral feeling in Mexico is that
the Zimmerman letter cannot
t be genuine. Both tha Japanese 4 ,
and yGerman ministers ' denied
MEXICO BY GERMANS
knowledge of the plan. .
. By Robert J. Bender. r
Washington. March 2. (U. P.) f
Millions of, dollars have been sent" to
the Carrantista government of Mexico
recently by Germans in tha , United
States, it was learned on high govern
ment, authority today. Some of, these
millions were in the form of "personal
loans' to Mexico. Other millions went
lrto the - purchase of smelter , plants
wherever available in Carranza' s re-
public " I r ' ft;
The money i was sent In spite - of
warning by ;the - United States that
such "loans' would not hava tha sup
port ef this government, unless all de
tails of the' arrangements between the
:- : (Ccucludrd s 4age Kla, Cotama Tw