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('AIItANZA INSASTS ON
'E 311SSION TO ENTElt U. S.
Says That M'exico WI'd Fight Ui tiess
Perimission is Given for Ills Hen- tu
'ome Into United States.
Mexico, City, March 12.-Gen. Catr
ranza tonight issued a manifesto to
the nation declaring that under no ci.t
cumstances would the Mexican gov
ernment grant the right to the United'
Staten to violate lexican territory by
sending in an armed force in pursuit
of Villa without consent and the re
ciprocal privilege being first obtained
and admitted. Word was sent to the
confidential agent of the Mexican gov
ernment in Washington to make im
mediate representations to :this effect.
Gen. Carranza s ys in hts manifes
"I am sure taitt I intertpret in this
matter the national sentim ent and that
the Mexican people will comply in a
dignified manner with tJ.ielr duty be
the sacrifices what they may, to sus
tain their rights and severeignty ift'
unfortunately this drags its into a war
-a war which the United States can
never Justify. We will nm t be res,pon
Bible for the disastrous e onsequerices..
lipon the hleads of the traitor-.!ous
Mexicans who within and without .this
country have labored to -produce -this
result, will fall the inexorable justice
of the people."
The full text of Glen. Carran.za'sl
"Because of the assault which
Francisco Villa and. the bandits who
accomlanied him made on the town of
Columbus, in 'American torr'itory,
burning houses and killing some of
the inhabitants, isadlers as. well as
elvslians, the international situation. in
Ihese moments is: wery delicato as t'ie
North American press have excited.
their people agaJnst Mexico and the
government of that country has dii
cussed the situation in. the American
congress members of which have ad
"Te constiltutional government
which I have the hortor to represent is
Ilso occupied diTigently in an effort to
olve this delicato situation trying at
ill costs to maintain the dignity and
sovereignty of Atoxico and we. yet hope
hat this lamentable ineident may be
lecorously arranged, and tMat there
vill be no reason for is ternat'ional con.
"I have addressed the government.
of the uinited States through the for
eign oIllce, stating that the invasion
of Villa has historical precedents, as
in the years 1880 and 188 Iwo parties
of Indians coming from the United
States invaded Sonora and C(mhihuahia,
committing crimes and depredations
on the lives and -Properties of \lexi
"It was then agreed between the
governments of the two countries to
permit the respective passages of arm
ed forces, resulting in the extermina
tion of the Indians. I have asked the
A American government to pursue a like
course in order to solve future ditilcul
ties, should they arise, noting that
JVilla and his companions are a group
of bandits, whose acts the Mexican
government or people would not he re
uponsible for, and that his reproach
ble conduct is due to instigations of
the reactionary element, that lacking
latrio.1ism and convinced of its' defeat
is trying by all means to bring on
".I have not yet received the answer
of the American government and from
the reports of my chiefs along the
frontier I learn that the Ameican fore
es are mobilizing to pursue and cap
ture and deliver him to the Mexican
authorities; that the expedition is in
the nature of a punitive campaign and
that the sovereignty of Mexico will be
"Th'le constitution government has
given instructions to its confidential
ag.nt at Washington immediately to
make represgntations that under no
circumstances will any motive, be the
reason or explanations of the United
States what they may, Justify the arm
ed invasion of Mexican territory with
out reciprocal rights being granted to
the MexIcans, and that not for an in
stant will the invasion of Mexican ter
ritory or an outrage to its dignity be
"I am sure that in this J interpret
the national sentiment and that the
'Mexican people will worthily comply
with their duty, be the sacrifices what
they may, to sustain their rights and
movereignty. if, unfortunately, we are
dragged into a war, which the United
Slates never can justify, we will not
.be responsible for the disastrous con
mcljuences, but will serve as instru
;mrnnts for Mexican traitors within and
without our countty who have long
labored to produce this result and up
on their heads will fall the inexorable
Justice of the Mexican peoile."
I " IVElI MEXICAN IANIlT -
RAIDS AMtl'UC.AN SOI,
With 500 Men he Attacks Columuilus,
N. l., iid Killed at Least Sixteen
'Columbia, N. M., March ).-Fran
clsco Villa, outlawed Mexican bandit,
raided United States territory today.
With 500 muen he attacked Columus,
killed at least 16 Americans and fired
many buildings before he was drivens
back across the international border.
Not less than 250 troopers of the
'T'hirteenthli nited States cavalry fol
lowed the Villa band into exico. Re
ports late tollay to Col. Slocum, on
manding American troops here, stated
that Villa had made a stand 15 miles
south of the border, where spirited
fighting was in progress. In this en
gagement a private was killed and
Capt. George Williams, adjutant of
the 'T'hirteenth cavalry, was wounded.
The small detachment of troopers un
der Maj. Frank Tompkins and Capt.
El'mer Lindsey, fighting dismounted,
made a determined stand against the
renewed Villa attack, and at last re
ports were holding their ground.
The raid on American territory
proved costly to the bandit chieftain.
The bodies of 18 bandits, including
Pablo Lopez, second in command, had
been gathered and burned before
noon and troopers reported an unde
termied number of dead still lying in
the brush. L.,Ad to the attack under
the slogan, "Death to the Americans,"
Villa's followers fought with despera
tion. Just before dawn they crept
along ditches skirting the linited
States cavalry camp and rushed the
sleeping town firing heavily.
The first volley brought American
troopers Into almost instant action.
While a portion of the raiders engaged
the cavalrymen others began applying
the torch and shooting Americans
civilians who ventured from the build
Ings. Lights in homes and public
buildings ilmmediately became targets
for snipers posted at Villa's direction.
Other bandits creeping close to Amer
ican homes, enticed a- number of
civilians into the open with English
spoken invitatios. A number of fa
talities are attributed to this ruse.
Stores were looted, oil was pxutred
upon frame structures and the match
applied by ptill other bandits. The
postofflee was raided, but the looters
got only one small registered package,
*lany civilians barrica ded them
selves in their homes and fired at th
I Mex leans as they darted * through -ih
streets. The lighting In the towr
ended almost as suddenly a s it began
Less than two hours after th c first shol
was heard Villa's buglers s< mnded the
retreat and the raiders be# ,a n a dis
ordered flight, closely foil o%%'ed by
The casualties of the Tlii Irteenth
cavalry in the ighting at Codumouls
were seven killed and six v4 ou nded.
Villa's total losses in. th e day's
fighting were estimated in, excess of
It)0 killed and about as mcny wound
ed. The Americian pursuit. itx) Mex
leo was reported to have ac counted
for more than 75 Mexicans kil led and
Australian Atforesta tiori.
Afforestation was the svibject of an
address by Sir Ronald M.nro ,Fergus.
on at Adelaide, South Austrlia, re
cently. In the course of lis speech he
said: "I have been much impressed
with the variety of the hardwooda
grown in Australia. I bel'ieve that in
Australia you have a largcgr variety of
the best hardwoods than dxists in any
other country in the worldl, but much
of it has been wasted. 'n many in.
stances these hardwoods have been
used when cheaper and hotter timber
would answer the same purpose. Aus
tralia has an advaytage in timber.
growing-a f 'est matures In thirty
years, whereas it takes sixty years to
reach the same stage of maturity iu
Europe. The Californian pin grows
splendidly here, while it will not grow
at all in the north of the British Isles.
The total area reserved for forests in
South Australia is 154,232 acres and,
besides gradually adding to the re.
serves, the government have estab
lished a school of forestry at the Ade.
laide university for the sicentific train.
ing of foresters."
Got Information Asked For,
John Muir, California's naturalist
and explorer, related the following
story of Col. D. C. Collier:
While riding along San Diego, Cal.,
Mr. Collier came upon a dilapidated
corral fence which hung a sign bear
ing the following announcement:
"For Sail." A bright-looking small
boy sat on the fence beside the sign
and Mir. Collier asked him: "When
does this ranch sail?"
The small boy glanced up quickly
at Mr. Collier, smiled and said:
"When some sucker comes along who
can raise the wind." Mr. Collier doffed
his sombrero, thanked the lad for his
information and rode on his way feel.
ing greatly enlightened.
CRIMINAL ALwAYS IN CHAII
(First Act of Deins 'ariably Must
Followed Up by a %ccesuion
A strange characteristic of -,
edness was brought out by the y
man who confessed to a long str,
of forgeries, committed in various cit
ies. ills logical story gave a strik
ing explanation for the wrong doini
which brought him to disgrace at thi
I" prime of life.
His first forgery, done at the inst!
;gation of a superior, was not intend
kcd to bring him any benefit, and I
did not. As the tool of another's crim
inality he was trapped. Instead o
.Eacing the consequences he fled. Hii
.uilt was on his heels and he wmia
oompelled repeatedly to Jump fron
,ety to city. A forged check eacl
ito supplied him with the means
In gralphic fashion the sequence o;
results was laid bare by the prisoner
,eHeved when ho was at last over
taken. What happened to him hap
zens in some form to everyone whc
takes liberties with his own con
science. The smallest deceit is a cost.
ly expedient, because it must bo fol.
lowed up with a succession of lies in
many instances. The man who d.
parts from his own code finds that he
is being pushed on in a course of
wrongdoing in spite of himself. Part
ly through habit, partly through the
law of cause and effect, one slip ne
cessitates another and another until
disaster is complete.
The momentum of deviltry is a difl
cult force to combat.
FINALLY GOT HIS HEADGEAR
But Old Gentleman Had to Call on
"Nature" to Prove His Right
The cloakroom man at a large res.
taurant fell suddenly ill and a sub
stituto took his place. The new man
was told not to give out any coats or
hats without proper identiflcation,
and so, when an old gentleman de
manded his hat and explained that
he had lost his check, there was a
great to-do on the part of the substi
"But that's my hat; the shabby,
brown one," said the old gentleman.
"It's got my initials in it-F. X. G."
The snhbtituite looked inside the hat
and, sure enough, the initials were
"Humph!" he said, suspiciously.
"You might have seen these initials
"But here they are on my shirt,
too," said the old gentleman, unbut
toniner his waistcoat "Re? F". X. G."
"You might 'have stolen the shirt,"
said the stbstitute.
"Good heavens!" shouted the old
Be gentleman, and he tore open his shirt
and undervest. "Maybe this will sat
isfy you! liey?" And-he. pointed to
the letters F. X. G.,. tattooed on his
breast in blue.
The substitute stared at the tat
tooing closely: then at last he hand
e'd over 'the hat. As ho did so he
"WN'ell, since Nature wrote those
'ais ,on your skin, 'I guess they
mnit, 'c -yours, for a fact."
"usgia Was Reforested.
How p. no aneed of celebrating;
There was 'un9sia .1 in:the days when
:arbor ay in P ' I was king,.tor that
Friedrich W\'ilheli, 'n1 ptll :Iis own by'
lona rch had a ph, the i(oreots and
which he replenished alRPAl w t
kept the country well
fruit trees. " t
According to nas Iuch fu. *
king, having observed that th..
a great dearth of fruit and oak tr.
Prussia, and not being willing to
dertake the tremendous expense of rc
foresting the country himself, issued
an order to all clergymen that, after
June 21, 1720, they should refuse to
perform any marriage ceremony un.
less the groom could produce evidence
that he had Just planted six fruit trees
and an eqLual number of oaks. If it
was in winter, or in the middle of a
dry summer, when plants would not
grow, the groom had to produce and lay
aside a sum of money sufficient to
cover the cost of the trees, and prom
ise to plant the required number when
fall or spring came.
The edict worked wonders. The
next generation in Prussia had no lack
of fruit and oak trees.-Youth's Com.
First English Music Printing.
In England the first known attempt
at music printing was in 1496 by Wyn
ken (e Worde, at Westminster. A book
in the ltritish museum proves that
florid music was printed in E'ngland in
1530. The typograply is identical
with that of Petrucci.
There was little or no improvement
in the principle of setting up movable
music type for some time. Nothing
could be more excellent than the book
printed by Worde alluded to above, but
that was the result of double printing,
and both ancient and modern printers
who have triedl the method have found
its disadvaniages so great that they
hlave aband oned the process.
"Fat her', I thin k it only fair to tell
you that I need $50. I'd rather owe
it to you than to some outsider."