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TELLS OF STRUGGLE AT VERDUN ENDS IN ARE READYTOSTAND
ON SMALL WAGE FAILURE, PARIS SAYS TRIAL ON SATURDAY
Arlington Cemotery Employe
Before House Committee
Hearing on Nolan Bill.
UVES ON $40 A MONTH
Lilts Expenses at Request of
Committee Wife Takes in
Sewing to Help.
Trom Arlington Cemetery where
eosUy monument tower above the rest
to places of a nation' heroes, where
patrtotlo speeches occasionally Inspire
crest multitudes to cheers, and where
ths pomp and corcmony of military
burials are staged there came today,
before a House committee, an humble
gravedigger with a story of how he
tries to support a family on J40 a month.
This gravedlgger, paid from the Treas
ury of the United Mates, had, 'clinging
to a worn-out suit and rundown shoes,
the clay from nowmado graves. It was
raining without but graves must be
dug whatever the weather 'may be,
Daring his faltering story he told the
ilouse Committee that there were five
graves to be dug at Arlington today
by men who get f 40 a month.
Crushed and Discouraged.
The grave digger was a big man phy
Ivally. Ills mud bespattered form was
the conspicuous thing In a committee
room filled with the' advocates of the
Nolan bill whch requires that the rich
United' States Government shall pay no
employe less man w per day.
Despite the physical strength of this
fravedlgger, however, he was at heart
crushed and discouraged Ills story was
Interrupted by a choking feeling In the
throat: his lips quivered and the tears
came to his eyes.
Congressman Nolant at this juncture,
aided tho witness to regain his com
posure by talking to him of the com
parative cost of housekeeping now and a
Jew years ago.
The scene reminded some of Shake
speare's "Hamlet," but even In this
melancholy pta the gravedlggcr was a
man of Jest and an easy-going philoso
pher. The gTavedlggcr who told nil
unusual, siory toaay to ine iiouso sud-
1 it J4 JWUW-'fflmire.'"; H6' told of life's
struggle on a salary of 140 a month.
Story of Struggle,
Out of. this 140 a month, he testified,
there must be paid W per month for
what Is called a house near Kails
Church. An additional J5 per month
goes for car fare for the Journeys to
and from his home. Out of tho re
mainder must be furnished food, cloth
ing, and medicine for a family of rour.
"The cheapest thing we can get to
cat," said the gravedlgger when Mr.
Ptclon questioned him. "is navy beans
and hominy. That Is what we art
bringing up the children on. I remem
ber when beans were 8 cents a quart;
now thoy aro 20 cents per quart."
"Get your wife to make out a state
ment of what It coct to keep house
whrn you were first mnrrled." said Mr.
Nolan. "Then havo her mark down tho
price of some of tho thing sou huv
ana some of the things you need now."
Near Breakdown.
It was this request from Mr. Nolan
that enabled the cemetery laborer to
continue his story when ho was ubaut
to break down.
"Do you have a garden?" ho was
asked.
"I have one," ho replied, ' tut I have
little time left for gardening. I fro to
work at a quaiter tc 7 nnd get home
after S o'clock. A fellow hasn't much,
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Protests 10 Cent
Telephone Tolls
H. P. Jones Complains and Ask:
Ruling by Public Utilities
Commission.
Protest against a chargo of 10 cents
for n local telcphono message sent from
a' hotel was filed with the Public Utili
ties Commission today by 11. 1', Jones.
Mr. Jones says It Is his understanding
that there are throe hotels In Washing
ton which charge a uniform rate of 10
cent for local messages. tie aaKs
whether, under the public utilities law,
this Is not a discriminating charge.
Under the rate schedulo tiled with
the commission by the Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone Company tho
charge for a local message Is 6 cents.
While the question has not yet been
referred to htm officially Conrad' H.
Byrne, general counsel, mid today that
It mignt do possiuie ior ino commis
sion to order the telephone company
to discontinue tho service furnished a
hotel whose charges exceed the rates
filed with the commission.
General Counsel Syme will submit
to the commission an opinion on tho
question within the next few days.
Reichstag Fight
May Not Develop
Agreement Between von Tirpita
and Bethmann-Hollweg
Factions Hinted.
BBRMX. March 32,-Open debate In
the Reichstag over the government's
submarine policies and relations with
America may be supprcssori by agree
ment of tho von Tlrplt and nethmann
Hollweg factions, It was hinted toduy.
A special committee of tho Reichstag
met this nfteinoon to consider tho reso
lutions dliectlng tho chancollor to en
ter Into no sgreemont with foreign pow
ers restricting tho uso of I'-bouta. It
was reported that consideration of tho
resolutions may bo Indefinitely post
poned. On ass of tho Kelrhstr.g Is iiI1 to
have ronmcert the on Tlrplts clement
thct llethmunn-ltollweg hast a an to ma
jority and that a right would be useless.
Military Critlos See Shifting At
taok as Confession of Ger
man Disaster.
LOSSES REACH 200,000 MEN
Allied Conferenoe at Paris Be
lieves Disaster Greatest
Since Marne Defeat.
BERLIN, March 22 Russian
troops commanded by General
KuropatkJn continue their vio
lent assaujta against von Hln
denburg's front on, a wide sector
south and southeast of Riga, the
war office announced this after
noon. All Russian attacks, how
ever, hare been repulsed.
German troops have captured
more trenches in tho Avocourt
woods, northwest of Verdun, tho
war office announced.
PARIS, March Zt The third ana
probably the last phase of the Verdun
battlo has ended, according to dls
patches received here today.
The German successes In Avocourt
wood were of minor Importance, French
military men declare, constituting only
an admission of German failure else
where.
It is not believed the Uermans will
renew their heavy assaults on the north
ern front of Verdun, at least not soon.
Drive lias Ended.
Thus a great German drive, precipi
tated early In the year by the phe
nomenal spring-like weather, has ended
In what the, French believe Is the big
gest German disaster since the defeat
at the Marne.
Nearly 200,000 specially trained young
German trench atormers have been
either killed or put out of commission
by wounds .in the four weeks of ;the
Verdun offensive. These troppkisannot
Ma rmlemy.amlsiH,. JU .la sMWVltitM
tore;td-talK 'about? iislng'the Interlude
to mas fresh forces than It is to carry
out the performance.
Conference Is Pleased.
Allied officers arriving; here for the
military and political conference are
all smiles. They are confident that the
allies now hold the whip hand.
"If Germany has been fought to a
standstill at Verdun while the other
fronts wero weather-locked, what will
happen when cvcr ally Is free to tako
(Continued on Third Pave.)
Cyclone Derails
Speeding Trains
Passengers Have Nightclothes
Whipped Off by Gale in
Indiana.
MARION, Ind., March 2i Twenty
seen Pullman passengers narrow! v es
caped Injury early today when a wind
of cyclonic force swept three cars of a
Clover Leaf passenger train down an
embankment near here. Three train
men received minor injuries.
Tho wind lined a heavy steel sleeper
from tho rails as the train was speeding
to mako up lost tlmo. The sleeper was
uroppea uown mo siae or me emoanx
ment, but did not turn over,
Uxctted passengers who rushed out
of tho car had their nightclothes
w nipped on py tne gaie.
i'lre destroyed a drugstore In Marlon
with a loss of S25.000. while tne sale
was at Its height. The wind unroofed
a scnooi nouse ana two lactones.
The wind claimed one life at Jalapa,
near here, when a chimney' has blown
down. The bricks fell through the roof
or me tarm nouse or it. Williams on
to tho bed. Williams was killed and his
wife seriously injured.
LOGANSPORT, Ind., March M.-One
man wna killed and many Injured here
last night, the result of a terrific wind
storm that swept through the city. Prop
erty was damaged to the extent or
thousands of dollars.
The roof of a broom factory was
Uown off, crashing Into the home or
Benjamin Rlcketts and killing V. J.
Rlcketts. .
Oliver Replies to
Reed Insinuations
Admits to Owning 1,000 Shares f
Stefel Preferred Denies It's
Worth $500,000.
Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania today
skated close to the edges of the "short
and ugly" In a brief speech replying
to Senator need's alleged Insinuations
yesterday that Oliver's ownership 01
joW.OOO worth of steel stock may nave
influenced him In opposing the Govern
ment armor plate plant.
"The Senator either made an enor
mous mistake In calculation or delib
erately stated something; which was
not true," said Senator Oliver, rising
to a question or personal prlvllego to
ccriect Tteed'a iMu.000 figure. Senator
Ullver said he owned 1,030 shares ot
Steel preferred, but that Its market
vnluo was JU7.W0, and not 5000,ouu.
1 can attention 10 the (senators mis
.lement and failure tn lakn nrlvnntuf.t
statement and failure to take advantage
or an opportunity to correct It," suid
Senator OlUer, saying Senator Reed had
piomlsed to make the collection in the
Congressional Heconl.
Senator Oliver declared his personal
Interests had never been considered In
bis legislative conduct.
Howes and Elliot Accept Serv
ice of Warrants at District
Attorney's Office.
PERSONAL BONDS TAKEN
Warrants Issued Following Con
ference Between Mrs. Ken
nett and Laskey.
Detectlvo Mason L. Howes, acting
head of the "vice squad," and John 11
Elliot, temporarily assisting In the"
vice crusade, will be tried In the United
Htates branch of the' Police Court Sat
urday on the charge of unlawfully en
terlng the resldenoe of Mrs. Rose Ken-
fiett, 33d and i polaware avenue north
east.
The officers, against whom warrants
were Issued late yesterday artt,rnoon,
appeared In the office of Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Ralph Given, In the
Pollce.C'ourt Building, at 11:30 today and
accepted service of the warrant.
The men asked that their trial be
continued until Saturday, and their
personal bond was taken for their re
lease until that date.
The warrant against the men
charges that they without legal au
thority did enter and attempt to en
ter a private dwelling nt 326 and .salt
on Delaware avenue northeait,
against the will and consent of Roso
Kennett, lawful occupant there, and
did refuse to quit the same on the
demand of the lawful occupant."
Confer With Laskey.
The charge against tho officials re
sulted after a conference held In the
office of United Htates District
Attorney John E. Laskey yesterday,
at which Mrs. Kennett. .her young
daughter, Gloria, and her attorney, J.
At the direction of Mr. Laskey. the tivc and not Intervention purposes, and
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thwarnf. ffiK? WSTX the IKe, of men
Howes and Elliot from duty, pending and with our national honor more than
. unini, nam iJrvnuill.
uio iwi. ui me case.
prosecutor uiyen todav declared that ' njn. "Railroad communication has
l"FSIvtm&ipJtiAtt. is sbowr. that the-atw
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71 had been -thorfniB-hly nWleid by
-irs.j Kennett and Attorrey rosier of
mo ucnw auirounaing me entry -of her . , .,
residence by tho vice squid officers "w have few thousand noldlers
Detective Howes and Po Iceman Elliot '" Mexico. They will soon bo hun
reiused to discuss the case. To nil in: 1reds of miles from the boundary,
qulrles the chorused this response- "I T,'e railways are demoralised. Tracks
haven't 11 wnA !-... rMponM' 1 1 and bridges are destroyed. In case
Officers Are Silent.
When n.Wni if II..,, h..a . ..1 j
When asked If they had retained toun -
sel to resist the action, tho officers wero
noncommittal. Questioned as to whether
they were authorized specifically to en
ter the Kennett home the men refused to
answer. When asked If t!ic hud a
warrant for that address In Delaware
avenue, the defendants still maintained
their reticence.
ACCOrdlnr to Mr. Kanni.ll'. ,ln,i, 1..
the District Attorney's offko Howes nnd
Elliott entered her residence, cai ly lost
rfl.iiJ s j i .
ii"i") inuriiini,. one 101a tne ) 1.
trlct Attornev alio bellevml o, mn .....
burglars and that she Immediately tele-
S honed to Police Headquarters for aid.
Irs Kennett said she did not discover
the Identity of the officers until another
policeman had come at her telcphono
call.
&he Informed the District Attorney
that since the entry of tho oollcimcn
she has been 111 and unable to brim:
tin. matter to his attention before. Hho
declared that the alleged entrancj of
the officers frightened her Into hysteria,
and so affected her etKht-year-oId
daughter that the child has slnceibeen
very ill. '
Calls Entry Unwarranted.
She said that she was prepared to
show that her premises had always
been free from any disorder, and tho
maintained that the entry of the of
ficers was wholly unwarranted.
Since the Issuanco of the warrant for
Howes and Klllot, Mrs. Kennett has
employed Attornoys Turnage and Qulim
to be associated with her counsel. At
torney John C. router. Mr. foster to
day expressed gratification that the Dis
trict Attorney's ofilee had decided to
prosecute the officers, lie said that he
would give Assistant District Attornev
Given any assistance neded presenting
id iii junto uuuri an angles or tne
case.
When asked It Mrs. Kennett enntem.
pluted any civil action against Howes
und Elliot; Attorney Foster said that ho
still was Investigating the advlsublllty
01 instituting; ouier proceoaings.
Talk to Pullman.
Both of them reported today to the
office of Major Pullman. There they
were Interviewed by their chief.
Policeman Howes was asaitrneil to the
"vice squad" two years ago. after the
enactment or. tne jienyon red light law.
Klllott, who had worked on violations
of the excise law cases In the third pre
cinct, in the guise of a sailor, nnd who
was instrumental In making many of
Inn .rr..l. In th. "Ininwi.. Ill am,...h
and pictures" crusado a few wcoks ano.
was but recently detailed to the squad.
He was named temporarily In the place
ot Policeman McDonald,
German Ship Sunk;
Flew Two Flags
Black Sea Steamer's Crew Is
Captured by Russian War
ship.
BUCHAREST, March 22,-The 7,000-ton
German steamer Kspcianza, carrying
food supplies to Constantinople, was4
torpedoed and sunk by a Russian war
ship off the Roumanian port ot
Kallakrn, Sunday, uccordlng to delayed
dispatches iccolved today.
The crew has been Imprisoned.
Tho Espernauza wna Hying thn Span
ish and Roumnnlan (Ugs.
Cnpo Kali.ikra Ilea just north of the
Bulgarian Black Se.i port of Vnrna. It
's poMllilu tint tho IMpriniiza was In
terned In Vatnu nt the outhionk of tho
war and' attempted the dash to Con
stantinople from that port.
ASKS 50,000 VOLUNTEERS;
U. S. TROOPERS STRICKEN;
HUNT MISSING AVIATORS
SENATE RESOLUTION
CALLS FOR HEH TO
Sherman Declares U. S. Is
Trifling With Lives of Men
and National Honor.
SAYS ARMY IS UNPREPARED
Asks 50,000 Volunteers to
Fight Until Villa Is Either
Killed or Captured.
A resolution nuthorUIng the President
to Issue ft call for W.W veUnUera for
Mexican eervlco was Introduced In the
Senate today by rienator nnerman. Il
linois, He "Id not ask Its Immediate
passage.
The resolution was allowed to Ho on
the table without debate. Hherman
made a brief statement, declaring de
velopments In Mexico show the army Is
not prepared to pursue Villa.
fliinrpmn ntlnulaled that tho volun
teers proposed be used only for punl-
nome people recm to tnin. mam oner-1
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IJ iinxsrcrco. t ne w.i way 10 pix,,p
sgnlnst disaster Is to prepare before It
! strength could be mobilised promptly
!for the aupport or protection -of our
f... distant line advancing into un-
of an emergency wnai military
known terrltor;
torv?
'Shall we
wait until another Khar
tum has done for us In the annals of
history what It tlld for England?
"Will nothing- but a massacre waken
the dull routine of Rovernmental ac
tion?" Preliminary to the consideration of
the army reorganization bill. Senator
Chamberlain today called up once more
lhc ,,in lo double the number of cadets
is !!! riAliit
.v i-ui.
The discussion of this bill was renew
ed at the close of morning business.
After It Is disposed or, Senator Cham
berlain Intends to call up the army bill
and endeavor to have It considered
ffrom now on practically to exclusion of
other business.
Senator I.chIkc had a resolution adopt
ed by the Senate calling on the War
Department for a statement of the num
ber of men In the country who have
been trained to arms In the last ten
years.
Forces favoring closer national con
trol of the national guards were again
defeated In the Mouse. An amendment
to Havs bill bv Tl'.son of ConneetlcuJ.
requiring imnrdsmen to take an oath to
scive at all times sn the President or
ders, was heavllv beaten.
10,000 Homeless
By Paris, Tex.y Fire
Flames Sweep Thirty Blocks,
Causing Damage Between
Two and Three Millions.
PARIS, Tex., March 22. Two-thirds of
the residential and business districts of
Paris were wiped out by flames which
today had left a funnel-shaped wake of
destruction from two to ten blocks wide
across the city.
The loss Is estimated at from K.000,000
to 3,000,000. Work of relieving the suf
ferings ot the homeless and destitute
started today.
Fully one-half of the population of !0,
(KX) Is shelterless. Urgent appeals for
groceries and money are going out to
neighboring cities.
So far as known there were no casual,
ties.
Starting In the warehouse of the Lang
Transportation Company, tho Are, fan
ned by a high wind, quickly spread to
the Paris cotton compress, thence mak
ing a clean sweep of the southern por
tion of the city, destroying more than
thlrtv blocks of residences and business
buildings In an area a mile square.
Soon after the flic started the plant
of the Texas Power and Light Company,
supplying power for the water works
system, burned, putting the water serv
ice out of commission. Destruction of
the light plant also crlpplod the tele-
pnone exenunges, Tne central nre sta
tion was burned, with most of its' equip
ment. Today there Is not a drygoods store,
drug store, wholesale grocery or hotel
left in Paris. Only a few retail gro
ceries remain. The only restaurants
are two railroad eating houses.
Mayor Mitchel Has
Conference With Wilson
Mayor Mitchel. of New York, who
puclnltatcd something of a disturbance
nt Ihe recftu St l.ouh I'onfcrcnco cf
mayors l declaring for compulrory
rrllltary service, told President Wlli.in
oliout It todav He had a half hour
conference with the President today.
n hi bo
VILLA'S PURSUERS II
GRIP OF TWO
EPIDEMICS
Many American Soldiers Drop
Out With Pneumonia and
Dysentery.
MEN NOT USED TO CLIMATE
Returners Tell of Suffering as
Columns Push Through
Semi-Tropical Country.
EL PASO, March C American sol
diers, unaccustomed to weather condi
tions south of the border, are dropping
out wjth pneumonia and dysentery.
Seven sol-llera who reached El Paso
today for treatment in the Fort Bliss
military hospital, told how sickness
waa thinning the ranks of Pershing's
column.
The Intense heat of the semi-tropical
desert country Is claiming Its victims
by day, they asserted, and the extreme
cold of the Mexican nights has resulted
In a pneumonia epidemic of serious pro
portions. Insufficient water caused
much suffering.
After months of camp -far along the
border, .many soldiers have found it lm-
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, btMK bacon, coffes, and brestf has
placed mriny soldiers under the care
of physicians and the more seriously
artlicted are being sent back to the
border as rapidly as possible.
Private R. J. Harding, of Compan A.
Sixteenth Infantry, the latest arrival,
today said pneumonia was prevalent
In the column.
When dysentery was discovered In the
ranks the medical corps Immediately
Increased precautions against the use
of Impure water. Sanitary precautions
also were redoubled. Dysentery, on ot
the greatest tsrrors of an army on tne
(Continued on Second Page.)
U. S. Troops Kissed
At Cascas Grandes
Old Glory Is Brought Out From
Hiding Places as Dodd's
Cavalry Enters Town.
KL PASO. Tex., March 22. Women
kissed American soldier rescuers, men
cheered, and Old Glory was brought -out
from hiding places when Colonel Dodd's
cavalry rode into Casas Grandes after
a record march to the relief of the Mor
mon colony.
The story waa told by Mormons here
today.
Children carried the tired, dusty troop
ers water, fruit and other refreshments.
while the men of the colony turned over
thetr alfalfa and farm products to the
army. Women assisted In cooking tor
the cavalrymen.
Mexicans of Casas Grandes were silent
witnesses to the wild demonstrations of
Joy, but there was no untoward Inci
dent.
Marion. John and Bob Vance, sons of
a colonist and among the arrivals from
Casas Grandes, hid In the mountains
after barely escaping botng taken pris
oners by a Vllllsta hand they encoun
tered on tho road after leaving home
In Colonla Chihucupa. John Vance,
their father, was reported to have been
executed by Villa weeks ago.
A detachment of Colonel Dodd's col
umn went through Casas Grandes. but
the main body encamped outside of
the town. General Pershing, who after
ward Joined the vanguard, established
his base and headquarters at Colonla
Uublan. Just outside of Casas Grandes.
A field wireless plant and aviation
headquarters were put up at Dublan.
Passengers on the train from Casas
Grandes reported seeing no American
troops along the line of the Mexico
Northwestern.
Dr. George Patrick
Dies Here Suddenly
Dr. George E. Patrick, for about
twenty years connected with the Bu
reau of Chemistry in the Department
of Agriculture, died at t o'clock' this
morning at his apartments In the
Sherman, Fifteenth and L streets
northwest.
His last Illness was brief. He was
taken to hla bed only last Friday
night,
Ir. Patrick was in charge of the
dairy laboratory of the department.
His greatest work was done at Law
rence, Kan s., as professor of chemis
try in Kansas State University, where
he WBB engaged following- hit grad
uation from Cornell University.
He spent several years there, and
leter, about six years at the univers
ity at Ames, loa ' eM- coming to
Washington.
He was born ! lt'jiJle, Mass.,
October 22, 1861
He was a mr tr o. -h Cornell
Club of Washlf "i nd one of the
organizers of t- '. Ktfiy Club of
this city.
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Crowds of Relatives and Well
wishers See Troopers Leave
Fort Myer.
Under tha most cheerless conditions
for leavetaklng. but with crowds ot
relatives and well wishers surrounding
them, the officers and troopers of the
Fifth United States Cavalry left Itoss
lyn, Va., en routa from Fort Myer to
"somewhere on the border," today.
The lait of tho three trains bearing
the troops left the Itosslyn siding of
the Pennsylvania railroad a few mnutea
before 1 o'clock. The first train pulled
out Just before 10 and the second de
parted shortly before noon.
Col. Wilbur Wilder, commanding the
regiment, and the officers of his staff,
were the last to board the train and
the last to take leave of friends who
.went to bid them farewll,
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RainySnowandCold
Due Here Tonight
Tlaln and snow and colder weather
are due to arrive In the Capltnl tonlcht,
according to the Weather Bureau.
A storm which Is centered this morn
ing over the Ohio Valley is coming this
way at great speed and Is accompanied
by high winds and considerable snow
fall throughout that roglon. Indica
tions are that the full force of the
storm will strike Washington late to
night, bringing rain at first and later
turning Into snow.
Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and
colder.
The storm, which yesterdav mnrnlnr
was Just eawt of the Kooky mountains,
has made n record weep across the con-.
tlnent. covering the distance fn about1
half the time It ui.ually takes, accord
ing to the Weather Bureau.
H.
FOR M FUN
GRIST FEARS FELT
AERONAUTS
LOST. IN DESERT
Scouting Parties Scour Foot
hills of Sierra Madres for
Two Young Officers.
SNIPERS BLAMED' BY SOME
Columbus Commandant Scoffs
at Theory, But Gravest
Anxiety Is Expressed.
COLUMBUS, N. M March 22.
Scouting parties composed, of
aviators, motor truck drivers,
cavalrymen and infantry aro
scouring the desert country in the
foothills of the Sierra Madres to
day searching for two United
States army aviators who have
been missing since Sunday.
The missing men are Lieut.
Robtjrt.'H. Willis and Lieut. Edgar
.Grrrbrtrr experienced 11?
j men, whose fate'Tias"" ,cauSed
ominous speculation and great
suspense among other members of
the aero squadron and at military
headquarters here.
SHORT RATIONS.
Anxiety over the fato of the two
army aviators was heightened by the
fact that they carried with them only
three days' rations and sme.ll canteens
r.Ued with water.
The fact that two aviators ahd their
J machines which left here early Sunday
railed 10 report to i-.ipi. uenjamin u.
Foulola at the advance base In tho field
hi Mexico la believed to be more than
a coincidence.
While Major W. M. Sample, command
ant heie, discredits the story that tho
aviators weru thought down by snipers,
others believe either tho activities ot
sutpors or serious accidents am re
sponsible for the disappearance of the
men and their machines.
Captain Foulols, to whom the missing
men were to havi- tor.orted early Mon
day, waited until yesterday afternoon
before gtvhig their up. He sent n wire
less message to Major Sample, advising
him of the failure of the two licuttn
ants to report and asking that an in
vestigation bo stat ted.
Immediate Steps Taken.
Realising that tho two lieutenants
were doomed to starvation in the burn
ing desert, if thny had not already
perished by accidents. Major Sample
took lmmcdlnto steps looking tn thetr
rescue.
A number of motor trucks vere dis
patched Into MoxIcl with ordors to run
at top speed to participate in the ienrch
for the missing men Hcoren of cavalry
scouts also were dispatched to partici
pate In tho search
Captain Fnu!ols. after communicating
with Major Sample, sent un three avla
tori from the advance base In the field
with Instruction to remain aloft as
long as daylight lasted and make every
effort to locate the missing acropicnes
and lieutenants. The scouttner aviators
returned to the base last night without
having found anv trace ot LleuUnnnts
Wills and Gorrell or their machines.
Lost in Bad Country.
The country In which the two missing
men are bolieved to have disappeared
Is one of the worst localities in a!l of
Mexico.
The route followed bv the other six
aeroplanes which left here with Lieu
tenants Willis and Gorrell waa over 110
miles of desert and mountains throuah
the Casas Oiandes valley, from which
point the expeditionary forces are ope
rating. Tho aero ecouts. motor truck drivers
and members of the Infantry and ca
cli' squadrons searching for the tntss
Inx men are carrying rations and water
with which to relieve tho Buffering of
the lieutenants should thev be found.
Neither of the men was accompanied
by a mechanician. This was cause for
further suspense, for even though tbo
rren merely descended to repair their
machines or correct defects, the fact
that they were alone may have pre
cluded their being able to copo with
the situation wmen conironiea mem
and compelled them to remain helpless
in the desert or mountains.
126 GERMAN U-BOATS
CAPTURED BY BRITISH
Nearly 5,000 Trawlers Engaged in
Snagging Submarines.
One hundred and twenty-six Uerman
submarines have tbeen" captured" by tha
HrltlMi admiralty, according to an un
official report which has reached the
L nlted 8tates Coast Uuard Service.
The report states that nearly b.Wt
Kucllsh trawlers aic engaged In snsg
cliis submarines, nnd that each trans
atlantic liner, leaving the English coast
hsb n path swept for It by a fleet ot
trawlers with steel submartno not.

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