gan to-day. Two regiments have al?
ready been dispatched, some troop?
going to Enniskillen and others to
Newry. Dundalk and Omagh. A large i
number of motor transport ?rasons are
being used, and fifty ton? of provision?
fr?re lent north to-dav.
Armv Authoriti?? Activ?.
Two draft? of the Its! Hi, ?talion,
Bedfordshire BegtSBent, left Mullingar
this morning. OM drafl of three hun?
dred men went to Enntekllten and the
other two hundred men to Belfast.
The I>uke of Cornwall s Light In
fantrv left Curragh camp this nionnng
and passed through Dublin on its wh?
',. reinforce the Newry and Dundalk
garrisons. Tt had full supplie?.
The SUthoritlee to-day requisitioned
?. special train to proceed from Dublin
,. ?''?rre.Rh with accommodation for
sixteen officers, four hundred men. one
machine gun and three horses. It is
believed that the railwav wa? also told
to have fuit her trains In rea dine?.?..
The greateei secrecy Is being pre
d as t" the depart? re of troops
and their d? st mat ion.
It is stated that as a roeull of In
>u.u . ? ? i.-, the War Office to
?he Curragh camp to-day, thai officers
who objected to serving In Ulster must.
.?:? oi i' dismissed from ?he armv,
? t hundred ofl * i ? ^red their res?
Meetings in Dublin Castle.
There have beea frequent meetings
(,f u,,. v ,. government in Dublin
?'asile during the week, and these were |
followed to-day by sn important con
sreacs of the military staff officers, nt
which the dispositiOB of troope in Ire?
land was discussed. The 16th Lancer..
?tatteaed a! Curragh, are under orric.-.?
to mobilize to-morrow. Kach man >?*
served with a ?nrbine and ammunition
bus ben served to every soldier in
amp. while Bve rounds additional for
each soldier has been served *o every
orporal in charge.
The an:.y service corps and engi?
neers jaradeon Thursday evening, and
'heir equipment was examined. Special
?-' :ards h?.\e been placed at n distance
outside the tamp, and no civilians are
allowed inside the lines without special
Two destroyers, the Pathfinder and
the Attentive, from B?rehaven. arrived
in Dublin harbor to-day. and the two
naval training ships, ?libraltar and
Royal Arthur, also arrived in the bay
ate in the evening. A special train
ieft l?;:blin for Kingstown to-night.
carrying 160 men and five officers of
the Yorkshire Light Infantry. On their
arrival at Kingstown they were sen:
on board the destroyers. Their desti?
nation could not be teamed definite:.*.',
but it was stated to be Bandon.
The fleet of warships now lying in
Bantry Bay, in the Southwest of Ire?
land, is expected to sail to-morrow for
The publication >f the news of the
movement of troops caused much ex?
citement to-dav in Dublin.
Dunda'.k. Ireland. March 20 Seven off!
cer? and 4.-S0 men of the ?'ornwall regi?
ment arrived heie from Dublin to-night
and were quartered in ihe Royal Field
Artillery barracks, where there already
?va? a force of IS officers and ?-00 men
mahins preparations for active service.
\rinaRh Ireland, March M A battalion
? ??" the Bedfordshire regiment arrived hero
? -ni?tht by special tram from Mullingar.
Vrmagh is the recruiting station for the
Royal Iri-=h Fusiliers, and a large batch
of recruits who had not completed the
Si course of training were withdrawn
nom the station and sent to regiment il
neadquarters at Folkestone, England.
Pickets are patrolling all roads, and
only persons with passes are allowed in?
side the camp.
Qualified Denial Issued of
Army Officers' Resignations
London, March 21. Statements ema?
nating from various quarters, both in
Ireland and In London, were repeated
* night to the effect that a large
number of officers of all ranks under
?trders for service In Ireland, or about
to receive order?? for SU? h service, have
resigned their commissions. One mes
-u?e states that all the cavalry officers
in the Curragh ?amp have resigned.
This was submitted to the authorities
at the War Off], e. and shortly before
?idnlght the following official reply
n this form la abso
itely untrue !* mora have been re
ceived of a i?.v?. resignations, end these
are being ij. alt wit]
?? ? natural attempt
?n the par; of the government to min
mlaa a situation of appalling gravity.
i a of the threatened reeignatlona
Wot Office in the afternoon
end a conferee ?? of ministen was sum?
moned urgently to meet at the house
of Colon?! Seal- ?secretary of state for
War. Among those present, it |_ un.
Isrotood, were Premier Aaqulth, win
Hion chirchiii, Celoael Beely ?nd the
tier members of the War Office staff.
"n lea-, lag the conference Winston
<'hut-chill lanmedlately summoned the
i'irst tea Lord of the Admira'ty,
Rrince Laute of Batfenberg, to come to
Admiralty House. The two met there
at midnight for a further conference
affecting the action of the navy in the
i "later crisis.
Cabinet Ministers Speak.
Four Cabtnel minister? spoke of the
' .?ter situation at different meetings
ast night. John Rurns, President of
I Roard of Trade, In an address on
?he occa?lon of the unveiling of his
poiiralt In the National Liberal Club
?Mom.- Rula la i question mainly for
Ireland Itself Throe-fourths of the
: le there have demanded it pente!
' for year?, and * e tmvt nn rjffM
. it?n to the demand for more ron
???????loris or >le!d to <\nrii',r. We have
i u.< -e deetre la jrfeM te lawless **?
??rs than to lawleM? laborer?"
Thorns? McKlanoa Wood, Baeratary
t'ir Hc-tland, ?aid: "We will earn
Korr.? Rule by agreement If w? po??lbly
mi, bul WithOUl It if we must."
a .gustine Mrrtlli Chief fiecret*rv 1er
Ireland, la hid BPO?tA declared that the
geeamment'e pa-aajaanle gs-.-e i;i?ter?
freedom 1run\ "-er?;ofi for six yeais I
.<???' that ?he BsmtBAA tt Andrew I'.nnur ;
UM lead'r Of UM Opposition in
Parliament, muir.' Immediate eoafeVMal
f a referend tas v.eflt ?gain?t, datar. I
AI' ANTI-HOME RULE DEMONSTRATION IN BELFAST
Sir John Allsebrook Simon, Attorn
General, said the government, propos
to go steadily on, adding: ' VVhatex
happens, xxe will see that law and on:
are unflinchingly observed in Ulgter.'
Military Expert's View.
In view of the partisan claims r
gardlng ?he number of men, lite orga
Isatlon snd* equipment of the list
volunteers, statements by Colonel D
court, military correspondent of "T
Times," and H. W. Nevlnaon, a pror
inent Liberal writer of "The Natior
xx ho h.ixe ben touring Ulster, are in
? 'olonel Dacoui l sa j ? the 110,1
enrolled are in the flower of their a<
and of excellent pbyalque. D?centra
Isatlon linn been the system of organ
nation. Each county forms a separa
unit. There are alxt* -live battalions,
xxhich eighteen are In r.eifaf*t. Tl
volunteers h.ixe four hundred automi
bile?, two hundred motorcycles and
rompl"!" System of communication 1
faps, lampa nnd heliographs. Eigh'
thousand tifien, according to Colon
Dncourt, ba a been distributed in pa
eels, each containing live, 1o select!
men, so that wholesale seisure of tl
weapons would be impossible.
Mr. Nevlnaon estimates that betweo
60,000 and 80,000 men would respor
to a (all for the mobilisation of tl
Volunte era lie thinks the rifles of tl
volunteers obsolete and of several di
ferent patterns, and that ammunltio
"in scattered groups'' continued M
Nevinson. 'they would try to harraf
the regxilar army sent to occupy th
country. The movement, therefore,
not a bluff proper. Neither is it foi
midable from a military point of vlev
The intention is serious, though far
tastic, and it is formidable because n
one wants to shoot his own people."
Great depression prevailed on th
stock Exchange yesterday, Consol
and other securities fell heavily. Man
holden are evidently ??cared by fear
of a financial panic, which pome sec
tlons of the press are obviously at
tempting to bring about in ruder t
force th?- government to give up Horn
FOUR SUSPECTED OF
j Struggle in Bank Precede;
Capture of Quartet
Two Well Known.
A Per a struggle vesterdav afternoon ii
a branch of the Colonial Bank, the polir
rounded up four men whom they behex
to be a gang of forgers.
All are prosperous-looking men, and tw
Of them are elderly. They have been loaf
ing ahout the lobbies of uptown hotel
for the last six months, and were arrest?*?
by detectives acting under the directioi
ol Deputy Commissioner Rubin. Thro
au- chargeai with forgery, and the fourth
l? la 1". WeiKlQll. Of No. l'Jl West listt
street, was arrested on suspicion bsCaUM
of his acquaintance with the Others
Robert Thomas, of No. US West S.':d street
Dr. John W. Doyle, of No. 149 Last 'Stl
street, and Charles Fisher, of No. 171 We?
87th street, are the other thr?e. Do>l<
and Fisher are ?aid to be old hands at
the game. Do vie Is a physician, and li
said to have been a: tested In London us
For four months the William .1. Burnt
dsteotlve a?<en? y has ben receiving com
plaints from banka throughout the East
<-rn States of forr;erles. David C. Thorn
hin, assistant superintendent, thouphi
Doyle mlf-ht tie Involved, and for tw<
days the? members of the gang were shad?
Fisher and Thomas met yesterday after?
noon and went to a branch of the Colo?
nial Bank at 103d Rtrept and Broadway.
Fisher stood on the steps and Thomas
went inside. As he passed & cheek
through the teller's window Detective
<**r.-iham dr??w his revolver and arrested
Thomas I lined and KiappVd ?a Ith
Graham, twietlng the revolver so that Its
I muirle raked the room. Which waa CTOWd?
I sd with depositors.
Biabar bad been arreste! on the Hep?,
'and Graham Boon bad hla man under con?
trol I-ovle was arrested la'er Wendall
was fo ,nd In a hotel at *7th atrael and
The ?heck wbleb Tbemea la ?. i .s.-,i of
trying in pasa was drawn by Charlas
Hrarulstoppir, of No. MB Columbua ave
nua it bad basa r;'is?d, u is charged,
from $1 Vi fo |i ??
Ae.-orrllnic to the PlnkertOna who wei?,
liino In tin- ?ase at One time. Plahei (Ol
?h?'ks fot *? n ? ? ii smounta from Bhopksep
era on the pretenos ?'m' h?? wanted to
send money In a letter. Then, It )s
'I.HfK?-'!. DO, ?? raised the ebOCli as suited
eondlilona *"id tho-neoda or th? gang.
W.?i'IhII bad a ?i'Diritiiv of sioiks and i
banda whea si restad Ha asid Im i" ind
ROMANCE OF VANDERBILT
HOTEL NEWSGIRL IS OVERi
Pretty Nan Corrigan, Who Was Wooed and Won by
Frank Morton Bates at Her Paper Stand, Now Sues
Rich Jewelry Manufacturer for Divorce.
ill? Tele-graph to The TribeM
Bo.toii, March ?0.?The once ros
munce of Frank Morton Bat? s. the
Qoadwln Of Attleboro" and millio
Jewelry manufacturer, and his wife
as Nan Corrigan was wooed, won
wedded when the was working as g i
girl at the Hotel ?/snderbllt, In New
bO? be-n shattered on the rocks 0
liustic tmhappineea This became k!
to-day through the filing by Mrs.
Corrigan Bates of a divorce suit at 'i
ton, in which she makes eso si
For the couple, whose courtship
marriage heltl thfl Interest Of ha
Idocen stiiics, love'? sweet dream bss li
less than two years. And when on
honevmoon in Huston both used
i Cupid'a vocabulary In telling repo
how deeply they loved?now the foi
newegirl sa a ?lie has been disWuskH
end accuses Bates of cruelty, of wa
neiilect to provide antl of gross contir
habits of intoxication from opium
ether di uga
Mrs Hates came to the Hotel E
with h? i husband only a few da\ s 8
their wedding si Dsnlelson, Conn.,
June G, Hit. There ?he said: "Mone
! lar from being a tt.ing of scorn nnd
lisloti snd is much "> he desired a
Then they moved to AttlebOTO, wl
Mrs. Bates soon became a leader in
social set. and was one of the most pc
lar hostesses of the town. Mer dlv?
libel came as a surprise to her friem
BREITUKGS ROW A?
SILENT ON WEDDIN
f.intlnued frem flr?*t p??e.
He didn't 6ay nnvthing about bei
married. He said he wouldn't co
back to Itantetlqu? for some time,
plans to go to the Panama-Pacific F
ut San VYandSCO next year, and m
come back here after thai.
"1 don't know why lie wem out
the silver mine in Mogoll?n. It was
surprising move to ua. He went tin
six weeks ago, and in h?s letters
doefn't explain why. Mr. Breitling h
mining interests in that section."
When Mrs. Kleist, who is the wife
William Kleist, a farmer, learned
the denials made by the Breitlings, s
"My son is just a? good an they ?i
but Juliet's mother objected to him b
cause he is poor. While he ht?8 n
told us anything about a wedding,
believe that they are married. V
haven't heard very often from Ml
since he went away. The last letb
came a week ago. He didn't m< ntic
the subject in that letter."
Mr?. William Morrison, Kleist'? sii
ter, residing in Marquette, got s tettl
from Max last week, but it cotitaine
i no reference ?o marriage, she saya s!;
! "knew of the flirtation from the begir
it was learned In Chicago yesterda
by the Tribuns correspondent tlia
I Kleist did not go direct from New Tor
to Mogoll?n. He s'opped off at Chi
cngo for several days. Mr. Breit urn
has a branch office in the Marqu?t!
Building there, but it has not yet beei
definitely established that hu was ii
that city when Kleist got there.
There vsas a suspicion that Kleis
didn't exactly know his destination
He was a guest nt the home of Fred
?rick EL RaddatS, No. 1B61 Orchar<!
street. Mr. Raddntz Is a distant rela,.
tive. and close personal friend.
It struck me as a bit strange thai
this honest farmer boy could jump
fron Marquette. Mich, lo New York,
and then from the Beaten metropolis
10 New Mexico," said Mr. Raddatz.
"When I expressed surprise and eon
IgratUteted him on his buk he snld:
'Oh, I'm getting a good Job In ?he
minea nom a big man.'
"i received one letter from him since.
it aas "fitcd January I, nt Howards?
ville. Col Hi v' rot?? that after January
II he WOUld be at Silver ?City, N. M,
where be vas to work *?. asssstenl
. s ayer In the mines, lie had no pre?
vious knoaI'dgt* of this work. He was
limply a farm expert Hi? daddy-m -
law ought to be prend of him. Perhaps
i.?- will !?<? when he learns Ktotet'a
? haractertetl<si "
Ktetet'a work In me silver mine was!
thai "t aurtaee minar, wiim The
Tribun.rreepoiidenl got in com?
munication with the mine al Mogoll?n]
yesterday he was informed thai Kleist
Tue marriage xxa? Bates'a third Hla
il ist wife was Miss Mary IfcDOUgall, Of
North A it!, boro, who lived with him until
1907, when they were divorceii. Bates next
marrlid .Tessle Campbell Corcoran, of the
"When We Were Twenty-One" company,
Which was plax ing in Attleboro. Later
they were divorced. The former news?
'-Iris suit is thus the third of the kind
that has come in Batea'a carsei
Prank II Batea waa amoni the Brat
. -s in register at the Hotel i/anderbilt
and Miss Corrigan xxas attending the
newsstsnd. Before she got her job at the
Vanderbilt aba had bssn in charge of the
newsstand at the Belmont. Bates bought
a book Of Mea Corrigan, and after that
spent a good deal of his time buying all
editions of the afternoon papera The
next morning he was downstairs as soon
us th?? newsstand was open, it wasn't
long before he had proposed and been ac
eepted, and Misa Corrigea nuit her place
on June 4. 191- Then she left town with
a girl friend as maid of honor and was
married to F..Tes the following day. At
the time of the marriage Miss Corrigan
gave her Hire as twenty-two and Bates
?Sid that he was thirty-three.
At the time Bates met Miss Corrigan a
widower from Buffalo was pax in? marked
attention to her, but he was elder than
Bates, and the Buffalo man left the hotel.
Before her marriage Miss Corrigan lived
with her parents at No. IN Wt?8t Mth
street, thla oity. _
had suddenly packed up and had made
?i quick jump to Howardsvllle, Cot
i rom that point, it was learned, he
hurried on to Eureka. In 'he s,im?
Mrs Kleist '.vas asked ins' evening
if she had received any message from
Kleist telling her of his ?hanse of
basa ?'-'he said ahe had last heard
from him from Mogoll?n. Me did not
reveal in that letter an?- intention of
leaving the mining camp.
When an effort xvaa made to get a
Statement last night from Mr. Brei?
tling, xvho is at the Congress Hotel, In
Chicago, the correspondent xxas told
that Mr. Breitung and his secretary
would nol leave their apartment or
hold any communication with an In?
Mrs. Breitung and her daughter were In
and out of the St Hr^is Hotel several
t.mes ye^terdnv, according to their maid,
but their movements were not perceptible
to newspaper men. Almost Invariably in?
quiry for them at the hot?-! waa met with
the statement that they were out Only
once was communication had Wltb Mrs.
Breitunp, and then over the hotel tele?
phone. This hroiiKht the answer that
neither she nor lur daughter had anv
thinfi to say.
The Rev. Dr. glattery, rector of Grace
Church, xvho married Kleist to Miss
Breitung, xxas not at home to newspaper
men yesterday. Mr. Brettung'a lawyer,
Henry S. Hooker, of No. .'i2 Wall street,
xvho. Mr. Brettung said, had made an In?
vestigation and reported that the bank?
er's daughter was not KMst'a bride, was
not In his office when interviewers called,
according to the office boy.
MaBOU H Partridge, sexton of Craee
?'hutch, xx ho xxas one of the txvo xvitnesses
of the ceremony, was abown a picture of
Miss Breitung yesterday and asked if
aha wsra the git, thai had been married
in the church
"I can't be sure that this was the irirl
nor can I be snre that this was not. It
is now four months since the wedding, and
I couldn't possibly recall a girl from a
photograph, i paid more attention to the
young man Ho was short and thick set,
and I noticed that he had apparently done
some work In his life and that the girl
seemerl to be a person who dldn t know
much about work. She looked rather 'St.
IfKisv' to me, to to 'peak, and Kleist
I.onis G. Kaufman, of this city, a bank?
er, Is an uncle of the girl Nathan Kauf
muti, owner of the Congress Hotel, <'hl
ciiuo, and K R, Kaufman, banker, of Mar?
quette, are also her MM lea
SENATE FOR VICE CURB
Passes Herrick Bill to Abolish
Aliian?. March M The lenata tn-ua/
paa .'i the Merriek Mil ahleh declares
any one who knoWltngty erects "r main?
tains a dtoqrderly house is guilty of
mairitainintr a nuisnn?'??. The bill also
would provide that when a nuls.mce f_.
ists an action mav be began, perpetually
to enjoin ll ?hie who rlolatSS a ? u.] if
nu-ut entered la auch eases would he do
clared to be la oenlempl of court, and
miKiit be puntsbsd i ?j hnprtsoamenl i >r
not l?-?s than ten days nor more th.in
twelve months In ??se of a flotation of
tin. Mdgmeni an order may be Issued ?n
joining the use of the bouse for from I
thk i.x ?h?', s lo a year, J
VILLA'S ARMY IN
FRONT OF TORRE?N
Twelve Thousand Rebels at
Last Invest the Federal
"MINE IN A WEEK:'
SAYS THEIR LEADER
Big Guns Being Dragged Into
Position and Bombardment
? "? s if tionaiist Basdquai tere, Termo
Mexico, March 2i> '.er.ernl Villa ?ad hi?
army of i-.*"??! rebela to?day sveeted 'he
Federal ?-?rongho'd of Torre?n.
The khaki-clad ralumna occupied the
environs of the cit) without Opposition.
and to-dav sraa ?-pent ?n wheeling or
dragging 'be field ?Meces in*o position to
i-h''.' the Federal troncheo, which have
been dug at ever?- point Where the fee
eral commander. General Kef :g?o Vetee?
DO, expects atta< k_
The Federal army if estimated to num?
ber s.OOO men. Bout h and southwest of
the rity V?laseos position ?8 regarded is
?'most impregnable because of the moun?
tain.*, through which only three p.-iep. ?
run, and these hav? been rendered al?
most Imp? sable by fortifications and
bathed wir? entanglements. In other o'l
rectlons the city is reached through 'he
desert and high hills.
Villa'? recent progiess has been Blow,
iecaus? it was necessary to repair thS
railroad track? and bridges. Tills morn
Ins, however, th? road was open from
Ferma, where the troops have been mobil?
izing, to Maplmi and Bermejillo. which
?ve on'.v a few miles north of Torr?*on
and are virtually suburbs of that city.
At thene two cities, after suffering long
hours In the freight cars, where they were
stuffed like figs in a box, and with only a
?cant supply of water, the troop? left the
'?ars und formed in columns in the in?
Plunging Into th? Desert.
There was little loss of time in plung?
ing Into the desert, some mounted and
others on foot. Great clouds of fine desert
dual marked their progress over hum?
mocks of cacti crowned sand and through
dry water courses. Great tank wagons,
laden with the -?Vater supply, which has
been Villa'* greatest problem, rumbled In
the trail, the wheels St times almost hub
deep In ttie sand. In these emergencies
branehSB Of the tough mssejUlte bush and
soap we ?d were matted under the wheels,
Sturdy peons put hatidi to the ?pokes,
Mr? inns of profanity were addressed to
mules in r language said to be In this
respect the mo?t adequate in the world,
and the col ;mn would proceed.
Th? lips of the few foreignets In the
army were cracked and ?wollen from the
heat and alkall durt, b it the Mexicans,
trained to k.Hc.i conditions, covered their
mouths with the folds of their blankets
and fared better. All eyes were blood?
In this way, amid the suffering which
th| harshest v ate of arid land in Mexico
< an furnish, the outskirts of Torre?n were
reached There was no opposition, and
General Villa stated that there had been
none since he had begun to r.-pair the
railroad south of Jimenez The Federals
contented themselves with strewing all
possible obstruction except bullets in his
wa?-. There were occasional exchanges
of shots between outposts, but nothing
that assum-ed SVSB the dignity of a skir?
General Villa was everywhere, for now
that the e.e of tie battle is at hand he
is a fury of energy, now grabbing the
halter of a refractory mule, now criticis?
ing the lashings of a ptck saddle, or
?mapping order? at a lesser leader. He
went from point to point in his private
oar attached to a light engine, and wher?
ever he alighted his horse, saddled and
bridled, was instantly awaiting,
"Mine in a Week," Says Villa.
"Torre?n will be mine in a week.'' Villa
exclaimed jubilantly. "Never has a revo?
lutionary army in Mexico had better men,
and never have they been bo thoroughly
equipped. Every preparation has been
made, and we can't fail."
Practically all of the rolling stock of
the railroad is now congested on the line
between Chihuahua. Jimenez, Escal?n
(where there Is a water aupply) and the
front. Villa has food for a month and
two thousand rounds of cartridges to the
man, and his railroad service, unless cut,
can maintain the water supply Indefi?
It is believed bete tli.it the Federals are
now completely cut off from the outside
world, even by wire, although the wire?
less stations may permit them to com?
mualcate with the national capital, seven
hundred miles to the ?outh. Villa pro?
fesses to believe that he will capture the
Scuts for some time have reponed
that guns and ammunition were being
shipped out of Torreon in the direction of
Saltillo and Monterey. General Villa, al?
though accepting the reports with re?
serve, gave two interpretations of this,
one that the Federals were trying to
equip a force to attack h'.s rear, and the
other that in the knowledge of certain
defeat Velas? o was paving a? much of
his artillery as possible.
General ?.'arranza and Fresident Hue; ta
some time ago agreed to the establish?
ment of a neutral zone, where foreigner?!
would be safe from bullets, but th? latter
said they would stay In the city to guard
as far as possible the Interests left In
George ?'. Carothats. special representa?
tive of the State I ?epa it ment, arrived to?
da*, and will be the guest of General
Villa, whom h* has known for many
?eats throughout the campaign, ?broth?
ers was smiling, but ho let It out that he
took |2."?,000 Insurance on his life he?.in*
leaving El Faso. His particular duty
will be ?he safeguarding of th? rights of
TALK OF MEXICAN CRISIS
Alarmists Draw Conclusion
from 0'Shaughnes8y> Trip.
1 I-1 ?tu Th? 11 limn* Hu?-?,! , |
Washington. March g?X- Various theories
are advanced here regarding the trip of
?Nelson O'Shaughtiessy, chars'; of th??
A hum I, an Kmbnssy nt Mexico City, to
Vera ?'ru/,, the alaimhu? drawing the!
?onluslon that the administration tears]
a crisis in the MeslCaa situation und that I
_lr. a Sii.iiiKbii?-H.-i.v has been advluad to*'
get out of the cone of possible trouble.
Another aignlflcanca ?Iven to the trip
Is the fact that Sefior'Portlllo, Minister
of Foreign Affairs in Huerta's Cabinet,
and John land, the President's personal
representative In Mexico, have been In
conference in Vera Cruz. A cable mes?
sage was reeeivad by the President from
Mr. Lind to-dav, but no inkling of its
contents was gixen out.
Those (.lose to the administration be?
lieve tijat some new policy or Important
de.elopment in the Mexican situation will
be announced soon. It has been known
for several days that President Wilson
ha? decided that the "watchful waitir.; '
policy will not meet the exigencies of the
situation aid that he has In view some
decided change in attitude.
MORE GOLD^TO MEXICO
Mexican Railways Bonds De?
cline 23 Points on the Exchange
The private banking house of Arr,sin?k
& Co. announced yesterday that it had
shipped ll'AO?"**- gold to Mexico, but Bald
there xi a? r.o special sigmllcance in the
ttatisaction. This firm has Important con?
nections m Mexico, and has aent more
than MM,M ?told to that country since
.Inn ar? I in 'he usual course of business.
? m ib?? stock Bxchange yesterday t????
-?.lujo bonds of the National BaUways <>f
Mexico sold at 51. against 77, the last pre?
vious sale in IfU
AID FROM WILSON
Continued from first p?*
ico City to lay the reault of the confer?
ence before President Huerta. It Is
believed here that he will try to ar?
range a meeting in Mexico City, at
whi?h the pointa discussed will he
taken up by Mr Lind and Huer'a
[By Cata*, to The Tribun?. J
Mexico city, .March Ml- Nelson
O'rfhuughne.-isy, the American charge d'af?
faires, left for Vera Cruz to-n^ht, al?
though suffering from an attack of acl
atica. He was accompanied by Thomas
Beaumont Hohler, the Hrltlsli charg?
here. Mrs. 0'Shaug*hn?ssy was one of the
party, but her young son remained here
with his aunl
While It is given out that the American
charge 1h going to Vera Crux solely for
the benefit of his health, which requires
a lower altitude than that of Mexico City,
it is believed here that tht? conference of
Minister Portillo with John i.lnd and the
reported reopening of negotiations with
the United States bv ?ieneral Huerta ha?*
much to do with Mr. O'Shaughnessy's
The charg? admitted to-dav that he was
Seriously considering the question of re?
signing He said, however, that If he did
resign It would be because of his bad
health. His physClan Is not optimistic
regarding his early recovery.
Mr. O'Shaughnessy savs that If his state
of health permits he will return to the
Federal capital on Monday. He denies
any knowledge of a conference between
John Und, person.? 1 representative of
President Wilson, and .lose Lopez Portillo,
the Mexican Foreign Minister. Se?or
Portillo waa reported to-day to be at Orl
President Huerta screed to-duxr to per?
mit the American F.mbassy to rseelvs
arms and ammunition consigned to It by
the I'nited States government for the
protection of American citizens In tho
event of disturbances In the Capital The
arms and ammunition, how.?ver, have not
yet been removed from the custom
house. "Little by litt;?:" is th.? manner in
Which General Huerta propos?e to permit
Notxvithstandlng that other foreign
powers have been able to Introduce arms
?the Germans having gone to the extent
of establishing a wireless station?the
Mexican government raised constitutional
ohjectlor.s against the Americans follow?
ing their exampi.?.
Time after time Mr. CShaughnese*
conferred x.ith the Mexican Foreign Office
and with ?Ieneral Huerta personally, and
only his diplomatic handling of the Presi?
dent averted a definite refusal of a per?
mit for the entry of the guns, which have
been In the government warehous- befo
for ten days.
Mexican bankers denied to-day that anv
definite agreement had been reacli.?<l to
accede to th" d? mand of President
Huerta for 1S,CCO,OC?) pesos monthly. The
proposition, they said, still remained un?
In giving his Cabinet ministers the privi?
leges and precedence of generals of brig
ado President Huerta Is thought to be
following out his policy of militarization
and to be aiming at impressing on the
members of his official family their prop?
er place, for the rank conferred on them
Is only fourth in the Mexican army.
BY MEXICAN FEDERALS
Escapes by Diving into the Rio
Grande?"Men Who Can
Shoot" for Rangers.
A ?-tin, Tex , March 20.?Charles Bal
lard, an American, xxas kidnapped by
Mexicans on Wednesday from Carrizo
Springs, Tex., and escaped by diving Into
the Rio Grande Hix?-r, according to dis?
patches to-day to Qovsrnor 0. B. Coi
quitt, who has ordered the ranger force
recruited with 'men who can shoot."
The kidnapping was reported by W. T.
Gardner, Sheriff of Hlmmit County, or
which ?'arrizo Springs Is the county seat.
This toxvn Is about thirty-five miles from
the border. Gardner's telegram dated
J eSterday reads:
"i*harles Mallard, Ameiican. was kid?
napped from this City yesterday mottling
at 9 o'clock by five Mexicans an 1 Ie.i b)
a rope around his neck with his hauls
tied behind him to Bio Grande Hi.er at
the mouth of San Ambrosia Cieek. i., ir
San Pedro ranch. When led into the
river he cut the rope, freed blmself, and,
diving down stream, escaped to the M? ??
lean side, where he xxas shot at BOVeral
times, but not hurt. He plunged Into the
river, diving dOWn, s?xain to the Ameiican ?
si.u? and escaped to San POdrS ranch.
fOttr miles (TOM Bio CranUe.
"Ail indications pomt to roderai Usa
can ?oldlers. Have asnt for B-Uard* bel
xx ill arrive to-naorron svsnlng."
Another message advised the Governor
that a Mexican bandit bad robbed a BOOTS
in Cesaste, Tex.. Ifoadaj nlgbl ami bad ,
? Paso. Tas., March .\> k i. Taylor,
an Amencun colonist, arrived hOfS t"
day by way of Columbus, N. M , xx Uli a
? tory of mistreatment at th?' han.Is of ;
bandits under Manuel Gutierrez SpSTatlng j
around m?enla Jueras, a Mormon colony
In Chihuahua state Taylor aetd h.- led I
to .-uv?> his iif.?, leaving behind but family
und property, 1
MEETING OF STATE
BODY OPENS TO-DAY
Osborn, New Chairman. Also .
the Spot -Speech Expect
v ? * . M - .
Btats Committee will mem JJ* '"'
row at th,. Hotel Ten Keek .? , '
.? Tamman: iuii- unuuJ^S?
Osborn. th? newl, ^ 2?ta2*
,h: !' **<* ^nSr,;
oth*ri I In th? in) .. ,'
here to night and registered at t?-. u
Ten E* k n* Ht>;'
Mr Murpby. who ?ay?, he ,, f
I Ilft* h" room Vo Iff, which St*
1 h,i a **** ' ?-itaehmZlZ
the state Doiaocraey. Ther. ?
i he ?rill receive the ratthfM.
Mr. MUrpliy cm? to Alb.*.?, ,t ,-,,
i same train sloag with th? loiiowtna I
lifters: **rhll" Ponohu?. SSi
Tammanv 11,11 -Tom*' Smith, .?-,_?,
of rammany Rol Winio? church ov
born. BugSBS I.amb R'ehanla, John K
HeCOOOT, ?he Tammany bos? of Brook'?,.
hii?1 Arthur H Murphy. TOBmmWfe-2
of The Brans.
Immediate|y Mr,0n reaohlnf th? TM
Byck Mr Murphy set himself aaenjem
Patrick B. MeCabe, who with Meo**,
and Murphy r .n th? Damooraaa But,
Committee Murphy and Mr. McCaten.
themsetvea -town under a r?im tree t?
the lobby of the Ten Byet ar,a ?rail?-?
en? h other as thev exchanged ?*tvnf'(attl
Mr. Murphv, In response to a quirM*?.
"I am here simply ?? a m?mb?r of mm
st.it,, t ommlttee "
"Will you coll on Govern??* Oly-n-jr
*'L und-arstand the (teveraor win e?:i a
us," v.as the replv.
"Nou have no ?peMal api>o1ntTn-*flt wtti
him? Toi will not call on him ?t th?
executive chamber or mansion*"
"No," he naansersd
Mr. MeCOeey and Mr. McCub? both
preserved an attitude of ?Hence vh?c
OSked If they were for the uplift.
The meeting of the r>?>moerat!e lut?
Committee i? be?nar held prlaasagy ?t th?
auggeettoa of Oteveraor Otras, abe eg
make a ?peech at ?ne me?tlng to-mor
Besldea Room No M re.wved by i|r
Murphy as hi? bssdguartera than m
rooms on the MCOOd floor of the T<
By k r served tor Mr Osboni to recm?
those who care to cot | at v th M
judging from to-rl?ht's appear???:??
Room So. g)7 ?rill be the popes? n
Mr. usborn wan ssksi if tie f0_n,' b
t? rest In i ? . ? i - . . ?
reorganisation of ttie
"There ? ii of inter?*',
some akeptidsm, too aboul the mo
ment," asid Mr. < leborn.
I have BO fOUll t., find with th? gU
tics, many of whom are my frteitil?
Th? f toll me I am goin? I
shins, but I sm '*' undent the flan ".
work all right Of oiurs?
spaah of results ara in
Mr, ??'-born ?ras I
dors??i 'i*orge b ii ???-?. of The Beam
for the Pul - :.?imi"?ion. m
had look? d in! ? Mr ; .
had report? rob y to the (leva
adding that he believed Hayes woul-1 I?
a goo?! nan tor the placa Another coo*
man for the place ha ?aid, was Cyrui ?'.
Has Mayor Mltohel indorsed H?>ei?'
Mr i leborn m I H "of ???>??*?*?
?r. directly, 1? it he believe?, th?
U thou* loi him.
v, i lism E ?red te-MfM Itel
almost ?i ysar ano Charlea F M rpi*.
told him ? ? 0ibor'
was iila r te (>org? ii
-man of the Dem<xr?'..c
State ' . ?
It was Mr Mu do-lare-i Mr
_ ?. -,, ha .?? * Im * on inat? Mr. Palmer
,-. * t
Commission ?--i d ti en i ?* Mr. Oabom
Into the chairman?] ?? of th? Democrats
Btate The plan fai.ed, tan
the former Governor, when ha r<fu??a to
Mr. Mur. I I 'n moOOtt Mr ?..
?All Of t., . e*M ??1 h? ABM
Mr. Osborn d? * b* ?ver ?"?;
I of am '*-!'* Murphy to make hi?
Mat?* ".lu.:- tha Oerarig
: John A Dis ?uggested his name for"?
; to obtain I That was beior*
! Mr. Palmsr e*si elected_
?VILLA EXPECTED TO
STRIKE ON SUNDAY
' Rebels at Juarez Hear that Tor?
re?n Federals Fail to Con?
test His Approach.
ij . . - .'-*'- in* '
.1 rares, m -a e '?' irch 1 *? irkm?ml
Jimenes my tl * Oenerel rancho till
. . It| raraaa a
' is moving to stta k Torreoa The be?
I ih expected toi ?tendey. AsTm
'' hll(. , that tha Ti mttM bsb
g la k as the n leli a.lvane?id *?'?*
i were maklBg BO effort to stop the for??'
i: "v ? .'lient.
it i- not beU? v.-.i j. i?ibl? for vil!? s
Is tray In position for an attack c
I, Federal? ?
occup! *? ' ? ??*atectesnl I******,
m ban towns wliich VUhl BABA ?a*?
re,-,, h the ' ;t'-' pn ,
Villas combir.ed arm- la ?eKl t? nurn
about VtMA men under Oenersla Harre"
-Ortegn, Katere, Baaavhtea Vtmms *
Oeaeral Aguttai ?** es-ec^i to m
from the esst sad te meet the tABA
the nor; h before the ; .
? '--'!*' * W:lh*_ _..
tack on Mon toi ?. ? "Jin,0P
, ?lopotcb :? Ived !? tha Me-kee^
,-n, M ? WebOfd, a: Kl -?Psee, Uon ue ^
.1,1 Mate. The battle lasted for a?
the dtepatcb aald, stA ?b*'JT?
.... : atsd before tl ?; ? "'?''? ;;,t . g
ouuklrts of the toara, tosrtog ?*n
their horse-,, fuaa end atorea behind.
The Federal loss raaa tadd te bavSP
sbKlit, but n?> UKiit-"** were ?r?
Dancing Conte.t Thi. Aftemo?*??
Tea Dance* Every
Monday. Wedne.day ?nd S.turd?T
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