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u.u.l UIIUL IHUlHULUi' FROM II SIDES THE MACON BEACON, MACON, MISS. Heavy Concentration of Carranza Sol' diers Being Masie in North Mexico, U. S. Officials Uneasy. fO R M E R VILLA LEADER REPORT ED CLOSING IN ON SECOND EXPEDITION. YAQUI INDIANS HOSTILE irorce or Four Hundred Advance With Avowed Intention of Driving the "Gringo." from Mexican Soil. Aid Close at Hand. i Marathon Texas The second puni tive expedition is now reported to be menaced by hostile forces on two ides. Rosalia Hernandez, former Villa Jaader, with 400 well armed men, was reported at he. Guna de Jaco. SO miles wouianesi or major Longliornes camp t Cerro Blanco. Four hundred Yaqui Indians were said to be inarching to ward the American lines from Cuntro Cienegas, 120 miles away, with the fcvowed intention of driving the "Grin goes" from Mexico. Neither Mexican force was within less than two days' march of the Amer icans, j ol. V. f . bibley, with three troops Df the Fourteenth cavalry, was report ed at El Pino, TO miles south of the Jrtver. In case Major Langhorne should tie attacked re-enforcements could be crushed to him. A company of 27 automobile trucks Jis reported here from Columbus and will be sent south with supplies at cnce, according to C-apt. John A. Weio ork, camp commander. AMERICAN SENTENCEDTO DIE Jeremiah Lynch, Naturalized Citizen, Convicted of Participating in Irish Revolt by Court Martial. l-ondon.-Jeremlah ('. Lynch nf Now York, a naturalised citizen of the Unit d States, has been tried by court mar Hal, ....nvictwl and .ni..iiWl to death in uuuiin. lie was charged with ticipatinn in the Irish rebellion. The news that he had been tried and ronvieted was received at the Amer ican embassy late on the afternoon nf May IS. It was not until late In the sight, however, that infoi 'illation canto I j Kl Paso, Texas. All along the Ivor j der the news is flashed of an unnrece- j dented heavy Mexican troop movement I north. These reports placed the to- i tals in the five figures. The border tias been thrilled again with a fore boding of big events. Unexpected and prompt official con firmation to the news has been given by Gen. Gabriel ttavlra, commander of the garrison across the river In Juarez. He frankly admitted that all Mexican records for troop movements were be ing broken. "It ia ths larsest movement of iruops ever made on Mexican soil," said Gen. Oavira, and ho authorized his stat.meat to go forth to the world. The Mexican rush northward was generally Interpreted by United States army men to mean only one thing Hi lha .uo... ,u iiimioini were getting ready for anything that might happen. The further statement of Gen. Gavira that the northward advance was for the purpose of cleaning up the borderland of bandits drew from Fort Bliss the prompt skeptical counter: "For filling up the border region un several thousand more bandits." The formal statement of Geu. Gav ira on this point is given for what it is worth: "Gen. Jacinto Trevlno is moving north from Torreon with a large force of men to be used in establishes nrn- tectlon to the border from further raids. "Our forces have already occupied San Antonio, recently evacuated by the American troops, and we will ex tend our lines to Namlqulpa. I under stand that Gen. Pershing will fall hack to Colonia Dublan as soon as sufficient Carranza troops arrive to occupy his position. "As to the number of troops that will occupy the state I am unable to say, but it Is the largest movement of troops ever made on Mexican soil." BILL FOR FLOOD CONTROL PASSED HOUSE PASSES THE HUMPHREYS MEASURE BY A VOTE OF 180 TO 29. $45,000 FOR MISSISSIPPI Work On Levees From Cairo To the Gulf Is Provided For Local In terest. Must Provids Sum Equal Half. par- mat he was to be sentenced to be shot t 4 o'clock on the morning of May 19. The announcement created a pro tonne1 sensation. Immediately word was received that Lynch was to be ocuted. Ambassador Page got into communication with Secretary Lans ing at in? state department in Wash ington. Fefore it was known that such extreme measures were to be taken in I.vnch's case, several cable messages Iind been received from the United States protesting against the imposi tion of sentence upon Lynch. WILSON TAKES HAND. .Asks That Execution of Jeremiah Lynch Be Delayed. Washington.- President Wilson, act ing at the request of Senator O'Gor c an of Xew York, has sent a message through the state department to Am- "oassauor face at London, directing kini to make every possible effort to ecure a delay in the execution of the oeath sentence of Jeremiah C. Lynch of New York, a naturalized American convicted by a court martial of being implicated in the Irish uprising in Dublin. GERMAN SHIPS SUNK. j Russian Submarines Get Two Merchant ! Vessels. ! I-w.ito.. The sinking of two Ger man steam-hir? by a submarine, be- iie-.-e:i to be a Russian, is reported in a dispatch from Stoekhold. The steam ships were the Kolga, Hamburg for Stockholm, and the Bianea. Three steamships were torpedoed off the Swedish island of Landsort. in me uainc. i ne Kolga was shelled by the supbmarine for 20 minutes. Two members of the crew were sliirhtlv In. Jured. The Kolga was then torpedoed and sunk. Thirteen of the crew were pick ed up by a Swedish steamor. Four others. Including the captain and sec ond mate, are missing. Half an hour later the Bianea m shelled and then torpedoed. The at tack occurred in the same vicinity as that nn tha T.-l . "' "i5. Joe captain wa.s taken prisoner. Two members of the crew were injured slightly. They and the other members of the crew were picked up by the vessel which rescued tut; men from the Kolga. VILLA AGAIN ACTIVE. Washington. Amid unequaled en thusiasm and rejoicing the house has passed the Humphreys bill for th- r. trol of th flood waters of the lower Mississippi river by a vote of 180 to rne vote being recorded on a mo tion of Representative Crosser of Ohio to substitute the Newlands bill for the bill known as the Humphreys bill, which the flood control committee nf the house had reported for passage. uele was no roll call on the Hum phreys 1,111 Itself, the vote on the Gros ser motion to substitute rendering that procedure unnecessary. The Humphreys bill carries an ap propriation of $45,000,000 for complet ing the levee system on the lower Mls- uuui vuiro, in., to tne passes and for bank revetment. It nin ai! lows $5,400,000 for flood control work on the Sacramento river in California For th lower Mississippi the sum of $9,000,000 is to be expended annually mi live years in completing and Mrengtnenmg the levees and for revet ing the banks. About $5,000,000 a year will be devoted to levees and from $2 000,000 to $4,000,000 a year to revet ment work, This money will he expended upon the recommendation and under the su pervision of the Mississippi river com. minion and In accordance with the provisions of the bill these expendi tures will he made for contracts on a continuing basis, Under this arrange ment congress wi,I have no more to do with completing the levee system and reveting the banks of the lower Mis sissippi. Another important feature of the TTnniTih7-vc. Kill ... is mat unuer its pro visions the United States government puts up $2 for levees and revetment to $l paid bv the variant: Iovoq .-i i r. .j .. of the delta states. Heretofore the delta states have put up $2 to every $1 paid by the federal government in the way of financial aid. The Mississippi river commission has estimated that the levee syetem and the bank revetment can tie com pleted in five years. Under this bill the 20-mile gap in the levee chain above Vicksburg will be closed and a levee built from the Mis sissippi back to the highlands on tne Arkansas river in that state. THRELKELD MAKES INSANITY DEFENSE IS CHARGED WITH KILLING SAL TILLO SCHOOL TEACHER WHO WHIPPED SON. NEGRO DOCTOR IS ACCUSED VETERANS PLEDGE L0YAL1Y Old Confederates Pass Resolution to G!va Lives, Fortune and Honor to a United Country. Birmingham. Ala. Roth the United Confederate Veterans have adopted resolutions at their meetings pledging lives, fortunes and honor to the gov ernment of the United States should it become necessary for the defense of this country. Before the speeches of welcome and response were well launched. Gen. C I W. Hooper of 'Selma. Ala., commander of the Alabama division of veterans, presented resolutions pledging the old soldiers or the south to the govern ment of the United States. Thev wern adopted by a rising vote amid scenes or great enthusiasm and a copy will be telegraphed to President Wilson. The resolutions were: "We. the United fVnroHDMto ans, in reunion assembled at Binning- Tupelo. The case of State vs. W. ham, do hereby acain renew lnH Aa. B- Threlkeld, indicted for murder for clare our unfaltering allegiance to the the klllln6 ot Prof. John D. Witt at government of the United States in "HU'iio on March 10, 1916. has been this its hour of great International dif- neard ln the circuit court here. The ix'ultles. state Introduced testimnnv in an cp. 'We took up arms against the gov- fort to shw that Prof. Witt had been eiument. not as rebels, but to protect Killed without provocation hv Tbrpl. our homes and firesides, to preserve keld, following a controversy of a few a.m maintain tne principles of states' minutes at Saitllln afto- ti.ii,i,i him) aim, aunougn the arbitrament boy had been whipped at school. oi arms was against us, we lost neith- The testimony went to Shw tr nMHntum ' mannooa nor our Witt was shot five times and that he patriotism. I waa lina.tn.w J 1.1. ... "TnHmr (!, . .. IDU uuu unauie to neiena iciuuiiai oi me armies h moo f Tt,;n .... . of the Confederal at. .-. .I .' "-Btnuuny was given oy - . i , uimco vl J illtrlll.H. I KtSVnpnl , jt , . ,lnne .. v 1 WHUOBHBS lOf 1116 State, r,; ; Zn 1 r, ivr . T."e ten ,.. -0 mC i anii ai-l n tits UUUl" Death of Woman Leads to the Arrest of Brookhaven Physician On the Charge of Murder New. of the State. EXPORT COMPANY LOSES 018 SOU LITIGATION AROSE OVER CHAR. TERING VESSF.L TO HANDLE STATE'S COTTON. ODD FELLOWS WANT HOME Delegate, to Jackson Conventiorl Propose to Establish an Orphans' HomeNew. of Interest Over the State. mitted while the defendant was labor ing under a high mental strain and be- united country which we love and seek to serve, protect and defend. "W rftrnmmon u . citizen over 16 year, of age residing i"18 ,hat he and w bati In the United States and its territories been grossly lusulted by W1tt. be required to immediately report to " the probate judge of his county or NEGRO DOCTOR ACCUSED. other like officer. law, and there swear allegiance to this ChaiS ls Made That Physician Used government, pledge himself to loyally nlfe at Gathering, support the government against nnv and all foes, whether internal or for- Brookhaven. Dr. H. E. Conner, a eign, tnat may attempt to hinder im. ntsro physician of this citv. has been pede or destroy the rights, property or Rrres'ed and lodged in jail upon a RESCUED FROM MEXICANS U. S. TROOPS FIRED ON. Bandits Shoot Into C-en. Pershing's Rear Guard, OilumSins. X. M.- -The rear guard of the Araerl-an column was fired up on hetween San Antonio, -Mexico, and Nanii'iuiba. As a result of the attack the advance baoe of Gen. Pershing's column lias again beer, established at ran Antonio and the withdrawal to the ba,e at Xamiquipa has been halt- d. Xo Americans were killed wounded In the engagement. Report Says Bandit Leader Raising an Army in Durango. Field Headquarters in Mexico. Francisco Villa lias recovered from his wounds and has been busy for some weeks attempting to raise a new rmv in the state of Durango. according n a story told here by a Mexican who was captured in the engagement at Ojos nmivs, mie in April. Ci.valrymen are riding hard on the trail of small bands of bandits in the vicinity of Rubio ranch, 20 miles from -here, where three Villa bandits were s'.Lin by an American forage detach ment. It was reported there arc hnt 50 in the band. Julio Cardenas, one of those slain, wore clothing indicating that he nosi --ili.y participated in the raid upon Columbus. or Shoe Clerk Above Dead Line. 'veiana. Ohio. Police Judge Sil- Prt declined to solve the momentous problem of fixing the shoe clerk dead line on women's ahem limbs. He dismissed the charges of disturbance lodged against Isadora Fulheim, fol lowing a rumpus in Fulhelm's shoe tore. Judge Silbert faced this prob 1m: How much of a lady patron's ahnb may a shoe salesman expose to ie garish light of day while fitting a ijr oi pnoes: u he two lady com plainants entered Fuldhelm'n store to exchange a pair of shoes. One of the ladles declared he Insulted her by aching up above what she consider ed to be the shoo clerk dead line. Indiana' Version of Fight. Field Headquarters. The briefest report of the Ojo Azules battlu was that brought back to the advance base by Sergt. Chicken, the oldest of the 20 apacne Indian scouts. No one with tins expedition seems to know Sergt Chicken's age, which is estimated va. rioualy at from 70 to 90. He was in the van during the pistol battle. When urged to- tell what he knew, Sergt, c uiciien saia: "Him d fine fight." HELD FOR TREASON. !r Roger Casemate and Bailey Must Face Formal Trial. liimuuu. nir icoger casement and Daniel H. Bailey have been committed for trial for high treason. This decision was reported at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing f these men on the charge of partic ipation In the IrlHh rebellion. The date f tho trial and the court before which it will b held have not yet been an-Jtrouncoi. Big Offensive Is On. Geneva, Switzerland Renorta from Innsbruck Indicate that the heaviest ngn.ing of the war between Italv nd Austria is In progress In the region of r.overeio and the Sugana valley, while t".ore ls every evidence that the Aus trians have begun a general offensive against the Italians from the Alps to the Adriatic. Many bodies of Austrian soldier-, killed in the, fighting are said to o'.- floating down the river Adige. Tell Germans To Obey Law. Washington. Germany, through Count von Ilemstorff, has instructed all German consuls- In the United States to admonish German citizens in tueir districts to scrupulously observe American laws. This was done in an effort, to end various alleged violations of American neutrality. The ambassa dor actod.on instructions from the Ber lin foreign office. It was said at the German embassy that the Instructions were designed to prevent plots or law lessness on the part of the German citizens. : Deemer and Payne Captured by Ban dits at Glenn SDrlnos SauH h Major Langhorne. San Antonio, Texas. The rescue by the American soldiers of J, Deemer and a negro cook, Monroe Payne, car ried off as prisoners by the' bandits that raided Glenn Springs and Boquil ias, has been reported to Gen. Fun ston. Their rescue alive was due to the refusal of the residents of the village where they had been left to carry out the orders of the bandits to kill them ir the American troops attempted their rescue. The report came from Col. Frederick Sibley, who received his information from Major Langhorne, now about 100 nines south of the border. A detach ment of Major Lar.ghorne's forces i found the Americans at EI Pino, 90 mnes south of Boquillas. Six bandits were reported killed and more than 00 captured by Major Lang horne's troopers of the Eighth Cavalry in a canyon near Cerro Blanco, 110 miles south of the border. There were no American casualties in the brief fight that is said to have ended in the capture of the Mexicans. liberty of Its people.' Following in the wake of the action of the old soldiers, the Sons adopted resolutions introduced by Clarence J uwens or Washington, past command er-m-cniet ot the organization. mere will be a reunion of the old Confederate soldiers as long as there is a handful left to reunite, according o uio sentiment expressed at the opening session. The suggestion that me annum gatherings be discontinued mei wun much local protest ine principal feature of the night session of the reunion was the address ui irvin s. cobb, the well-known writ- . mm war correspondent. Cobb's uome is at Paducah, Ry and he was introduced by Gen. Bennett Young. He was given an ovation by the large au- lne chorus of 200 voices and we oana Dreaking the strains or "Old Kentucky Home." The song was tak en up by the audience. Mr. Cobb emphasized the need of preparedness in the United States drawing many of his illustrations from the European war. He declared this country needed the "smartest stand ing army, the biggest navy and the best coast defenses that money can j uuy, charge of murdering Sophronia Hall a negro woman. It Is alleged that Conner stabbed the woman in the ab domen at a recent negro gathering, but the matter was kept nuiet until me aeatli ot the woman, when an in vestigation as to the cause of her death resulted in the urr;st, of the ne gro doctor. Jackson. In the Winde Count Chancery Court Chancellor O. B, Tar lor has rendered a decree in the some; what noted suit of the Gulf Export Company, of Mobile, jointly entered! against the State of Mississippi and ex!overnor Earl Brewer and the! three trustees of the penitentiary forj some $40,000 as damages growing out of the cancellation of a charter en tered into with' the plaintiff concern for the steamship Huso. This was ia order to get a load of the State pent, tentlary cotton shipped direct to Rot terdam for delivery to contracting buyers. The charter was cancelled subsequently, and the cotton whicK had been shipped to Gulfport was re sold to other parties. In his order, after hearing deposl tions and oral testimony. Chancellor Taylor dismissed the suit against the State, holding that there was no ground for action. At the Bame time the court also granted a motion by! (he attorneys for Brewer et al. for a change of venue to Coahoma County. and thus the matter is still indaflnlte. It is possible that counsel for the Gulf Export Company may ask for an ap peal to the Supreme Court. 6ECOND SIEGE OF VICKSBURG. U. S. Pistols Effective. Field Headquarters The high mor tality of Mexican bandits in the Ojo Azules fight, when Maj. Robert L. Howze's command killed 56 Villistas, is credited by officers here In part to the effectiveness of the new army au tomatic 45 caliber pistol. Most of the fighting was done with pistols by the American., who ran down the bandits at close range. The blow from the big 45 lead bullet is said to be nearlv sufficient in itself to stagger a horse, VETERANS TO WASHINGTON n vomecerates Will Invade Capital and mrcn on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1917 General Harrison Is the New Leader. Hirmingham, AlaWashington won tue uonor ot entertaining the United Confederate Veterans in 1917 by a vote at tne closing business session. iB uesire or the old Confederate soldiers to parade down Pennsylvania Mtaiuo ana De reviewed by the presi "ct UL uie i.nueu states led them to moose tne national capital for the i-i. reunion city, at the closing busi ness session. Tulsa, Okia., and Mem phis, Tenn., received the next highest votes In the order named. With the election of officers Gen. George P. Harrison, commander of the Alabama division of the United Con federate Veterans, was chosen commander-in-chief of the veterans, sue feeding Gen, Bennett Young of Louis ville, Ky who refused to permit hi 10 ne presented as a candidate '"i ie-eieciion. Eight Companies of Militia Will Tak Part In "The Crisis." Jackson Adjt.-Gen. Scales and his staff of officers, with the assistance of Lieut. R. F. Pickering of the United States army, Instructor-Inspector with the state militia, have practically com- pleted all arrangements for stasine the "Second Siege of Vicksburg" on tne historic range of hills overlooking the Heroic City. With the permission of the war de partment and of tho governor and commander-in-chief of the Mississinnl militia, some 500 of the organized troops of the state guard are to be used in perfecting "The Crisis" films, which are to be produced by a large moving picture concern. Eight com panies of the militia, !r additon to the First Independent Band and the sani-1 tary hospital detachment from Hick ory, will make up the expedition, the expense of which is to be borne by the picture company. SCHOOL DORMITORY BURNS. Boys Lose Clothing in Early Morning Blaze at Forest. Forest. The boys' dormitory at the Scett County Agricultural High School was totally destroyed by an early morning fire on May 15. The blaze was discovered in the ceiling and was beyond control when discovered. Quite a numner ot the boys lost all their clothing, trunks, etc. There was about suu or furniture and fixtures burned, besides the loss of the building, which was only partially covered with insur ance. The trustees of the school will make arrangements for a new huild- ing at once. All the boys are being cared for in private homes until school doses, which will be on the 17th of May. ODD FELLOWS W'ANT HOME Convention at Jackson Takes Up Question of Care for Orphans. Jackson More than 200 delegates to the 191G Grand Lodge Convention of the Odd Fellows of Mississippi were in this city to atten the annual con vention, the first session of which, was held in the hall of Capital Lodge im xi May 17, when addresses of welcome were delivered, responses made and several musical selections rendered. One of the most important matters to come before the Grand Lodge at this year's session is that relative to the prqpositlon to establish an Orphans' Home of Odd Fellows in Mississippi. Most of the first day's discussion was devoted to this sub ject, after a report is read by mem bers of the board of trustees of the proposed home, consisting of B S Semmelman, of West Point; Walter s" P- Ioty, of Grenada: C. L. Lincoln nf Columbus; O. L. McKay, of Meridian and William Hemingway, of Jackson. DENTIST URGES MEMBERSHIP. State Association Aviators' Bodies Found. Alexandria, Va The todies of Chas. . Good, student aviator, and Louis Kiantz, mechanician, missing from the hydro-aeroplane H-7, have been found ion with the Brills! Two Aviator. Killed. London Lleuts. Selwyn and Bate man, military aviators, havn w i. stantly killed at Gosport, la Hamp shire, near Portsmouth. The aero- f.B in wnicn they were flying dived from a height of 1,000 feet. Th oa of the accident has not been deter mined. England Will Pay Damage.. London.-The British admiralty has agreed to pay $13,000 damages to the owners of the American schooner Ed- '"u o. Hiiisiow, damaged in a collis- in the river near Indian Head, Md by jcarcners. Three Villistas Killed. Lake Hascate, Mexico Three ban dits, including Julio Cardenas, the Villa leader, were killed in n skirmish ...Ilk n A r,,-! .1... r-iiu on nmuiii-iiu ueiacnment, near p.uuio ranch, 20 miles east of here, on May 14. The Americans, 12 in num ber, under tho command of Lieut. Ceorge S. Patton, comprised an auto mobile detachment sent to purchase forage. The bandits fired upon Lieut. Patton and his guide as thev were appro acning h auxilfarv rt.w.. - a . .ma 01 rire island, on tho Amer icalu coast, on April 14, 1915. 6,000 Italians Captured. Berlin.-The new offensive move- m uie Austnans on the Italian rront is continuing successfully and a number of other positions have' been captured, an official statement from lenna says. More than 6,000 men 13 cannon Mid 17 machine guns have been taken. RIVER MENACES NATCHEZ. Itali.n Royal Train Attacked. Immediate Attention Must Be Given Harbor To Prevent Trouble. Natchez Unless prompt and scien tific attention is given to the Natchee harbor it will soon be in Immediate danger of being lost, according to the opinion of those who hav. studied the situation. A report on the condi tion of the Mississippi river front was made at a meeting of the chamber of commerce and it was decided to act at once. The ravages of the current now menace the city waterworks, sev eral manufacturing enterprises, tho public wharfs and the coal anchorages. The matter will be presented to the Mississippi rivw commission. Holds Heetlna in Jackson Officers Elected. Jackson Addressing the members of the State Dental Association, Dr, Uugler, president of the association, expressed regret that the membership, list had not grown as rapidly as the association deserved, and he earnestly urged more attention to this impon tant matter, and that the great de. lability that, existed to have all vounir men in !, , . 0 ... Ui jjioiession coma within its ranks. After a spirited elective session the list of officers for the new term were chosen as follows: President, Dr. E. A. May, of Jak son; vice president, Dr. T. B. Wrignt, of Hattiesburg; secretary, Dr M b" Varnado, of Osyka (by acclamation) " treasurer, Dr. c. B. Baker, of Amory journalist, Dr. R, B. vVarriner, ot Corinth; trustees to serve until 191S, Drs. J. B. Askew, X. R. Thompson and A. B. Kelley. The question where to meet next year was dependent on whether tha Mississippi Dental Association de, cides to co-operate with the move ment for a four-State the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee dentists In Monr n leans during 1917. No man, when speculating as to what he would do if he . had a million dollars, ls willing to admit that he would make a fool of himaelf. America gave the world the aero plane, but reserved nothing for Itself apparently, being behind almoBt every other nation in its aerial service. As soon as the Trench get through Aged Negro Suicide.. Hermanvllle An aged negro ex slave, stepfather of Frank Luster a prominent negro farmer near here has committed suicide by hanging himself. The family returned from luurcn ana retired as usual, but the old negro was found hanging to a tree next morning. He jumped from, a fence after tying the rope to a limb and around his neck. Rome It is reported fh.t a....'--- wl. .,nelr 8teo1 helmets they might a ranch house. There " r"'.rs aePie to attack a train rhaii "lu. alne" were no Aertcan mw. - . roZZ? Fire Department Formed. Sumrall An enthusiastic meeting of citizens of the town was held re cently at which a volunteer fire de partmenhwas organized. It Is pro posed to install a tank, extend the present water mains and buy full equipment for fire fighting, Hall Damages Crop.. Crystal Springs A terrible hail, rain and wind storm which struck thin place recently did considemhii. daniflfffl in tha ri,ir,a ( 1 i.iiia iu mis sac-ciou. Tomatoes were damaged the most.