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BORDER SITUATION IS
Crushing of Militarism Is Fore
oast in Resignation of Grand
Admiral, London Believqs.
NAVAL CHANGES EXPECTED
London Speculation Concerned
With Effect on
BERLIN, March 16. ''iHBOm'o .
qHarters it (a believed that the
resignation of Grand Admiral . ,
von TJrpItr is connected with the'
Kaiser's decision not. to extend
submarine warfare' beyond the
limits announced to, neutrals' in
the recent Memorandum, and not
to direct it against neuiral
ships," said the semi-official
'news agency today.
LdNDON, March 16. The
resignation of, Grand Admiral von
Tirpit hasbrighWned the pV&.
pects for an eif1 pejice, severe
veH-inftjrhied persons, ln,cQse
touch tfith British officials, de
The London viewpoint is that
von Tirpite's resignation is the
first severe defeat administered) tp
the so-called'"Prussian militarism."
The triumph of the Bethmann
Hollweg forces of conciliation
ever the von Tirpitzites is expected
O be followed by further victories
over that element in the army
which has flaunted the "Deutsch
land Uber Alles" banner since tho
outbreak of the war.
AIM OF ALLIES.
Premier Asqulth an( the French and
Russian ministers, It la pointed out,
have emphasized In all their apeeches
that the crushing of "Prussian mili
tarism" Is the ijiost Important aim of
tho allies and muHt necessarily precede
any peace discussion.
Territorial claims, It Is realized, can
lie adjusted by any board of mediators
without Insurmountable difficulties, but
the elimination of "PrusHlan militarism"
must be accomplished by tho German
It la accepted here that von Tlrpltz'a
downfall wUl be followed by a large
number of resignations In the marine
It Is believed certain, too, that It will
cieate treat dissatisfaction among ac
(Contlnued on Fifth Page.)
Sdnator Will Speak
Jones, of Washington, Gives
Notice i:. Will Make Address
Senator Jones of "Washington gave
notice In the Senate today that he would
address tho Senate Saturday on the ref.
rrendum of the Bheppard prohibition
measure to the District,
Senator Jones will speak Saturday
following an address by Senator Hard
wick on preparedness. Senator Jones
!) one of the champions of the Bheppard
bill and Is opposed to the referendum.
Senator Sheppard win soon make a
speech In which he will explain his
amendments to the prohibition bill.
Mrs. Raoul, Naming Mrs.
Upton Sinclair, Divorced
MILLKN. Qa.,' March 16,-Mrs. Wini
fred Wadtey Raoul today was granted
an absolute divorce from William Green
Raoul, whom she had charged with un
duo fondness for the former wife of
t'pton Sinclair. Tho Jury decided In
The trial stanted yesterday. Mrs.
Raoul was her own star witness,. She
(a id her husband had forced her to In
vite Mrs. Sinclair to their home.
$10.75 via Atlanta to Jackson
ville and return March 20. Socclal excur
sion. Southern Railway, Consult agents. I
Allies Attempt io
Win Over Sweden
Acquiescence in Blockade of Ger
man Baltic Ports Russian
BEDLIN (via wtreleas), March ll
Russia and England are now making
efforts to win Sweden to the side of the
alUes, despite the Swedes' distrust of
Russia and their bitter reeling over tho
Tho Russian minister to Stockholm
Is quoted In dispatches received hera
today as declaring that Bweden and
Russia should co-operate to oontrol the
No fear is felt' by German officials
that the newest allied diplomatic plan
wilt be successful. Popular reeling
against England and Russia Is said to
he so deep rooted In Sweden that the
government will give no serious con
sideration to any move of this sort, It
Is said, .
The primary aim of the Anglo-Russian
diplomats, It is reported, Is to ob
tain Sweden'a passive acquiescence It)
a blockade of Germany's Baltlo ports.
The allies then would count upon
throwing a blockade around Germany
without effective protest by the United
Win Successes at Three Point
During Lull in Fighting at
LONDON, March 1. French troops,
during- another! lull In .the, Verdun
(flKh.tfnpr. . haya jdqllvered Istrerisj t
tacka aa-alnat the German' front at
'UfMs) .'widely separated' sectors' of
,'th e"'wa"tero JjatU. JlntLt ' -ts-i
xno irrencn war oince this after
noon claimed' success Id a skirpilsh
east ofwAprtmorit forest, southeast
or veraun where French troops tocric
The. Trench official statement also'
reported the wrecking of German
trenches In Belgium. .
Tho official atatement from the Ger
man war office reported that the French
auo attacxea tne uerman rront in ina
Champagne, south of St. 'Souplet and
west of the Bomme-Py-8oualn road.
The attacks were repulsed, Berlin re
ported, the Germans taking It! prison
ers and two machine guns.
Both war offices agree, that there has
been no Infantry fighting on the north
ern front or veraun, tnougn uernn re
ports tne repuise or irencn attacxa on
Dead Man Hill, on the West bank cf
In a skirmish In Alsace, the Germans
penetrated French trenches taking somo
prisoners. Berlin reported. The French
clalmeiLthe repulse of these German at
House Will Rush
Plan for Defense
Leaders Clear Track so Army Re
organization May be Taken
Hoiimi 1a.dnrn todav daclded to
brush asljlo all business and give a
clear track to preparedness, respond
ing to President Wilson's request.
.. -a . A. ... t M Alt ... t.U. .M . I 1
army reorganisation bill tomorrow.
uespite pruiOBls ui iiiniriuan jjurueiL
of the immigration Committee, the
leaders decided to side track the Immi
gration measuro In favor of the Hay
Debate on the army bill was scheduled
to begin .tomorrow with session until
It Is taken up paragraph by paragraph.
nm.na nf aneeches on nreDarcdneaS
were being prepared today.
Tho senate Military Committee also,
today, exectea to complete the report
of the Chamberlain army reorganization
bill, so both Senate and House may be
discussing national defense slmpul
taneously. Pope Refuses Demand to
Censure Belgian Cardinal
ROME, March 11 Despite the reti
cence of the ,'Vatlcan, It Is known that
the Pope has determined to refuse the
demand of Germany to blame Cardinal
Mcrcler, of Belgium, for the publication
of charges of atrocities by the Germans
In Belgium. The Pope, It Is said, U
convinced these charges are well
On this account Germany has now
been warned that the Holy See will in
sist that the Inviolability of Cardinal
Morcler be respected, also that of his
bishops In Belgium. The freedom of the
apostolic ministry Is not limited, since
thoy are In duty bound to protect their
The Pope's warnings, it is feared, will
not be heeded by Germany, which haa
threatened reprisals against the bishops.
House Committee Plans
To Probe Aero Service
ny unanimous vote the House Mili
tary Committee today approved Con
crcsslonal Investigation of tho irmv
aviation corps. Thrt Committee favnra-
b'y reported senator Robinsons ran
lutlon ordering tho Inquiry.
Chairman Hav nlana to exnedlte
adoption of the probing resolution nxt
week by tne tiouxe. it adorned, vice
President Marshall and Sneaker Cluk
will Immediately appoint committeemen
to begin taking testimony.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY KVU'WnWG-,
DGSGRACE TO CITY,
"Not a City in U. S. Which Has
Worse Facilities for Care of
VIEWS OF .COMMISSIONER
Hopes for Relief During Present
Session By Adequate Appro
priation. "I doubt If there Is a city or town In
the United States which has worse fa
cilities' than the District of Columbia
for the care of Its Indigent sick."
This la what Oliver P. Newman, presi
dent of the Board of District Commis
sioners, has to say of the Washington
Asylum Hospital, a description of which
was given In The Sunday Times,
"AlthoUzh I am bv nrofeaslon a num.
paper man, and spent fourteen years at
tne writing trade," said Commissioner
Newman, "I And It Impossible to bring
to my command lanaruaee aufrielentlv
strong to express my feelings on the
suojeci or tne Washington Asylum Hos
pital. Depth of Disgrace.
"Tho statement of Senator Works
. ... ..... ..WCT, HMU iv ucviil JlfllUD U
cohdltfops ,at t,he hospital, in . Th '
Times' article on 8ufiday' afternoon,.
.r'wnoiiy- inadequate torre:tff"a.
correct impression or conditions. Qns'
must viait me hospital to realise the
depthy of the disgrace It Imposes up
on tht National Capital.
"The officers in direct chnnre of the
hospital, the Board of Charities, and
the Coinmfslonem aro doing their besi
tO Contltlel m. rfntit lnl.IM. ...i.t.
the facilities it Land, but these facll-
"" " oia, po tiuapidated, so
dirty, Inadequate. unwholoome. In
sanitary and uncentl'flc that It Is
impossible to have a really creditable
Institution so long an wo have to
"It Is literally tru that r,,... ,un.t,.
i1.,i ',r'cne,, Occoquan are In-
;"'"" iier varea ror man our un
fortunate. Indigent sick, whoso only
offentH agatnst society Is that they
have not the means to unable them to
hu iu .i proper Hospital.
"Practically evrv mmi, r ...
District subcommittee on District ap
propriation diiis, for the last ten years,
has been coanlzant 'nf th mui...
nnd has endeavored to correct them by
getting an appropriation for an up-to-date
hospital to take the place of the
disgraceful shacks In which th munici
pal hospital Is now conducted, but thus
far they have failed. Another effort
will be made by the subcommittee at
this session, and I sincerely hopo suc
cess win at last be achieved.
"I doubt If there is a city or town In
the United Btnt n-kit. ...
facilities than the DUtrlct of Columbia
nnfl- "fL -ft"" t?' .ll ,naKent sick.
Tht?? Uli"p,.te ' th.e fact thu the city
of Washington ought to have the best.
- - .. ,,.., own. strung; out
I challenge any person to arrive at a
"'""""i wHiviumun it no win but go
to tho hospital and look at It with his
Advices to San Diego Say. the
Entire Peninsula Is Quiet.
No Trouble Expected.
SAN DIBGO, Cal., Mateh 16,-Tho
United States destroyer Stewart ar
rived at Knsenada, Lower California,
today. The entire peninsula was qulei,
according to tolegraphlo advices receiv
Knsenada heard of the Amerloan pur
suit after Villa for the llrst time to
day from San Diego fishermen. Com
mander Freeman, of the torpedo fleet,
said the Stewart Was expected to return
The Stewart was ordered to Knsenada
because 100 Americans feared the Car
ranza garrison would revolt and declare
Stewart Sent Because
Secretary of the Navy Daniels an
nounced today that he had ordered Ad
mlrnl Wlnslow, commanding the Pacific
fleet, to send a torpodo-boat destroyer
to Knsenada, lower California, to safe
guard American Interests.
The action was taken at the request
nf Congressman Stephens of California,
who had received telegraphic reports
from San DIcro that there was appre
hension for the safety of Americans
In lower California.
Knsanada Is sixty miles south of San
ASSERTS- NEWMAN AFTER EXPLOSION
PANIC FLEE M
MAI DUTCH UNER SINKS
OFF HOLLAND COAST
Mine Believed to Have Struck
Big Vessel AN Passengers
SAFETY OF 387 IS REPORTED
In South American, Trade Had
Been in Commission for
Less Than a Year.
LONDON, March 16. The.
London office ef '.he Royal
Dutch Lloyd was Informed today
that the Tabantia struck a mine.
AMSTERDAM, March 16.-The Dutch
liner Tubantla. carrying eighty-seven
passengers and a crew of JO0, sank off
North Hinder Lightship today, three
ours after she was wrecked by an ex
plosion. Though the liner's captain said she
might have been torpedoed, It was re
ported to the company's offices that she
atruck a mine.
The passengers and crew are reported
to have been saved.
Hole Near Stem
The Tubantla, the fastest and largest
liner in South American ervlcet Struck
shortly'- after midnight twelve hours
Utter,. Ijavjr Amrted4rfl'toueD
The explosion tore s. great hole nea
the stern, and the llneFs wireless Im
mediately began sending out 'calls for
fassensers and crew were put over In
the boats at once, and the sinking liner
was abandoned, , '
Several Dutch torpedo boats and life
saving craft reached the scene shortly
after daybreak and began picking up
survivors. Only the fact that the dis
aster occurred Within a short distance
of the Dutch coast prevented large loss
Leaded With. Rescued.
Two of the Tubantla'a lifeboats, load
ed with survivors, reached- North Hin
der lightship at about U a. m.
The Dutch steamer Krokatu reports
passing another Dutch steamer with
meny survivors aboard. .
Though, It Is possible thlt some lives
nave been lost, advices to the company's
onrioes express me oeuer mat every per
son aboard the liner haa been saved.
The value of the liner's cargo Is not
The Tubantla salted from Amsterdam
yesterday noon for Buenoa Atrea, carry
ing a miscellaneous cargo and malis.
She Is the largest and fastest liner In
the South American service.
The Tubantla displaced 13.811 tons, and
Is owned by the Royal Dutch Lloyd.
She was completed less than a year
ago, and haa been In service only a few
montns. one is mu reel long, naa a m.
foot beam, and a deDth of 36.1 feet.
The Tubantla was built at Glasgow
and fitted out elaborately as tho pride
of tho company's lleet of liners. She
haa two decks and a ahelter deck. Her
commanaer is ii. it. ji. wytsma.
Tag Day Tomorrow
For Infant Asylum
Women and Girls to Raise Fund:
for Carrying on Work of
Tomorrow will bo "Tag Day" for tho
ocnent or me t. Anne a mrant Asylum.
A corn of women and vounr trliia In.
tereeted In tho institution will offer
tags for sale on an tne nusy cornors In
the downtown section. In some of the
larger stores and In mint of the 'he
aters and churches There will bo no
flxfd amount charged for the tags.
Each person will be asked to pay what
he or she feel Ukn giving toward the
fund and will bo given a tax bearing
the Inscription, "Help the ItableS of
St. Anns's Infant Asylum." Tho funds
raised wilt bo used for the purchare of
food and other artlol necessary .for
tho conduct of the Institution.
Mrs Samuel Tucker a chairman of
the committee of women In charge of
the sale of tags.
WALSH FAVORED FOR
PLACE OF SHIVELY
Montanian May Be Placed on
Foreign Relations Committee,
The question of who wilt be a mem
ber of ,the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee to succeed Senator Shlvely
Is attracting attention In Senate circle
nrjrt curiously enough Is mixed up with
Senator Walsh of Montana Is bring
urged for the place. He la strongly op
posed to the English policy toward neu
trals In trade. Senators who are of
tho same bent of mind are anxious to
have Senator Walsh named.
"I would like to seo some one on
that commUtee who Is not pro-English."
was the way one Senator put It today.
Senator Johnson of Maine Is expected
to succeed Senator Shlvely as chairman
of the Pensions Commutes.
MARCH 16, 1916.
Militia of Three States
May Be Called Out Soon
SAN ANTONIO, March 10.,
The national guard of Terts,
Arizona and New Mexico will
soon be ordered to the bora,
by the War Department, if
was reliably stated at Fort
Sam Houston today.
The, troops wilhbeused to pro
tect such border communi
ties as Brownsville, Laredo,
and Presidio, Tex.; Douglas,
Tucson and Bisbee, Ariz.
The call may come before
the end of the week.
Municipal officials of Arizona
and New Mexico towns have
made frantic appeals to Gen
eral Funston for additional
protection, fearing possible
local uprisings on the part
of resident Mexicans.
In every case General Funston
has pointed out the local au
thorities requests for Federal
assistance must come from
the governor of the State
General Funston regards the
situation along the border as
, extremely acute.
EKpsditionary "Force 1a. Spread
From There in Effort to En
EL PASO, Tex., Msrch If. "Some
where In Mexico," the United States
expedition Is on Villa's trail today.
Early Indications were that (he van
guard of 'the American forces, num
bering about 3,500 of nil branches,
would reach Ouaman tonight. This
town Is on the Mexican Northwestern
railway about sixty mllos from Co
lumbus, N. M as the crow files.
Tho "Fighting Thirteenth." under
Colonel Slocum, IS In the vanguard.
A base will be established at Guz
man, as supplies can be sent over
the railroad from El Paso by way of
The Carranxiata authorities In Chi
huahua, acting on General Carranxa's
orders given through War Minister
Obregon, are co-operating with the
A report brought here late yeator
day by Americans from Columbus
that the vanguard met with slight
opposition at Palomas, proved un
founded. What progress another division of
u. S. forces, reported to have entered
Mexico cant of DoucUx. was making,
la not known here today.
Unconfirmed reports were received
that the Carranzlsta leaders In So
nora state were npt Inclined to cope
with the American expedition.
An indication that this expedition
had not yet started was received In
the report that Brig. Gen. J. J. reran-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Lieut. Zell Ends
Life at Columbus
No Reason for Suicide Givert in
Report by General
,SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March
16. General Funston announce"
at noon that Lieutenant Zrll
committed suicide at Columbus.
N. M., today. No reason is given.
Urges Immediate Repair
Of Galveston Defenses
Declaring the work Is of "urgent
character and Imperatively neces
sary," Secretary of War Baker today
-"-"" -""nil"" Mnu n u ciitiuuv; x
appropriation of $303,000 to repair the
aejwuMi. ucicimca OI URIVeSlOn.
Thu work would include Injury to
batteries, aea and retaining wall
caused by the recent tornado and
Two Disbursing Officers
Phllln S. Smith and W. A. T.irk.r.
special agents of the Bureau of. Foreign
and Domestic Commerce, have ht-m
designated us special disbursing officers
or mo Kopanmem or uommerco ny sec
retary Redfield. Each has furnished
in tne uureou or standards Preston
P. PatraW. a clerk, has resinned, anri
Edward O. Garrett haa been tempo
rarily appointed as laboratory assistant.
FEARING ATTACKS BY
MEXICANS, TOWNS ON
BORDER ASK FOR AID
American Colonics in Flight From Sonora
and Coahuila With Consul Carranzistas
Charge Commander With Selling-Out to
SAN ANTONIO, March 16. Grave apprehension i$
felt by army heads over the border situation.
"Extremely acute" is the way General Funston de
Frantic appeals are coming in for protection from
points'all along the border.
All reports from tfie interior tell of Americans fleeing
to the international line for safety. .
The colony at Nacoari, in northern Sonora, and Tor
reon, in Coahuila, headed by Consul Williams, have de
rided to flee.
The..sltuatiQji opnpsitd Doughs is jegardedatjhead
4uarieFS here as paYtfcuiarly serious. GeneraTdalle's and
the- Carranzlsta garrison there are aggressively anti-Amer-'
ican, if is reported.
Carranza soldiers mobilized at Cabullona, eighteen
miles south of Douglas, are reported to have informed
Gov. E. P. Calles, of Sonora,
Presidio, Tex., opposite which point a Carranza zr
rison mutinied under Colonel Rojas, the Carranza cji
mander, is another dange rspot.
COMMANDER FRIENDLY TO UNITED STATES.
Near Brownsville the local Carranza commander fs
friendly to Americans and is said to have control over his
Whether there will be serious clashes between Amer
ican soldiers and Carranzistas depends upon the degree of
control Carranza commanders are able to exert over their
men. , .
' To secure additional protection for border citiel
against sporadic attacks which may occur at any point
along the thousands of miles of border, officials here be?
lieve the War Department will shortly advise the calling
out of the National Guard in the three States affected.
General Funston at noon said the only word received
from General Pershing was a "strength" report, outlining
the forces under his command and their risposition. Fun
ston refused to make this report public.
It was reported at Fort Sam Houston today that mil
itary forces many times larger than those under Pershing
may shortly be involved in the Mexican campaign.
Ill order to facilitate the transmission of service news
from Columbus to San Antonio headquarters, arrange
ments were made today fo ra lease dwire, under Govern
Troops to Establish
Guzman Base Tonight
Four thousand American troona. com
prising the vanguard of the expedition
sent across ine Doraer in pursuit or
Francisco Villa,' will establish a base
tonight at Lamina de Guxmari. sixty
miles south of the Mexican border.
Another column, sent out last night
from Hachlta. N. M.. romtuunl nt about
1.500 cavalry and artillery troops. Is ap
proaching Laguna de Guzman bv way
of Ascenclon, where V(lla made his first
stand after his speotaeular raid on Col-
By tomorrow the War Denartment ex
pects to hear of skirmish rnnnmrnls
between Pershing's scouts and the out
Pines oyjoamVy-. -J
that he, ha ssold out to the
posts of the bsndlt chieftain, who was
last reported In the Galeana district
south of Laguna de Guzman, and west
of the Mormon colony at Casas Grandes,
Seven army aeroplanes, which Will ho
used ss scoify Jn, locating (he Vllllstas,
are expected , to . Join. Pershing's com
mand tonights Owing to tho broken
character of the country In which the
campaign Is to be waged, War Depart
ment officials are confident that the air
ships will bo Invaluable In protecting
the American forces from ambuscades.
Full reports of the start of the expe
dltlon and the secret plans of Major
Ucneral Funston, who Is directing the
campaign from army headquarters at
San Antonio, Here sent today to the