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Subscribers of The Daily Gala
City are served the full Leased
Wire Service of the United
press Associations.
VOL. 122. NO. 79.
[His Capture or Execution is Expected to be
Announced Almost Any Moment
Over the Wires.
I English Journalist and a German Also Slain in
the Final Dash of the Bloody
By Carl D. Groat, United Press Staff
WASHINGTON, April 1.—In one
iorner of the state. war and navy
lull ding tonight, with a ticker over
|is ears, a telegrapher waited for
dots and dashes from General
lunston's operator at San Antonio:
I President Wilson, Secretary of War
aker and Chief of Staff Scott were
repared for such confirmation of re
prtB of the. bandlfs capture.
[Summarized, thjs constituted the
Mexican situation** wm far as Wash
fcgton knew.
No word bad coJi* from Colonel
iodd since yesterday afternoon's
Ibilant message, relating the rout of
lllllstas at Guerrero, though army
hen said confidently that "Dodd will
let that bird soon—" meaning by the
frd, Pancho.
I In the absence of news, Secretary
aker directed General Soott to in
uire as to the four Americans
ounded In the surprise attack
gainst the Villa hand, though the
rat word indicated none seriously
[Baker did not know why shipments
United States army supplies had
moved out of £1 Paso, though his
iRt report said General Gavira at
jarez was awaiting instructions from
arranza before allowing them to
1 Officials hoped word of Villa's cap
lire would obviate any difficulty on
ke supply issue, the state depart
ment foresaw no real trouble over the
hse in any event.
In short, the "situation" was
sychologlcal officials "felt it in
letr bones" that the campaign would
Don be at an end and that Mexico
ould be In a position to resume
taping her destiny without the
arse of Pancho Villa's banditry.
Wenty-eight People Killed
and Forty-four Wounded
in the Air
Lnited Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, April l.—Sorrow over
is killing of twenty-eight persona in
•St night's Zeppelin raid on Eng
•ud, was mingled tonight with the
Voicing over the destruction of the
15. one of Germany's largest sky
New measures to guard against air
'acks over large populated centers
"oved more effective than the old.
he success of the British gunners
as the sole topic of discussion in
ip clubs and restaurants tonight,
nere is no disposition to believe
Jat the east coast will be immune
|°m Zeppelin attacks, but It is
•ought certain the Germans will pay
?arly if they attempt a great raid
I Thousands saw the L-15 take to
Ight and tfmp awwy toward the
Hiding Place Surrounded.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April L—
Pancho Villa's biding place northeast
of Guerrero has been surrounded and
1,000 American cavalrymen are clos
ing In.
A message dated San Geronimo
ranch, March 31, reoeived by General
Funston late tonight, stated that
Villa undoubtedly is in the country
northeast of Guerrero that American
troops surround the region and that
four squadrons of cavalry, selected
from three regiments, are closing in.
A dispatch from General Pershing
•tated that Villa's dead In the rout of
Wednesday are definitely known to
number sixty. A heavy snow in the
Gtaerrero region is Increasing the
dlflleiilUest^al troop toov«mmifc%
The locatlofi of Villa. north of the
scene of Wednesday's battle confirms
the belief of army officers here that
Colonel Dodd came upon the bandits
from the south and indicates that the
southern chase is over. Unless he
can slip through the encircling- Unit
ed States soldiers, the purpose of the
American punitive expedition will soon
be accomplished. The number of
American cavalrymen in the rogion—
four squadrons—indicates that an
effort to fight his way out would be
The doubling of Villa's casualty list
Indicates that Colonel Dodd wiped out
nearly one sixth of Villa's entire
force in the first engagement. To
day's dispatch shows that Dodd has
been reinforced.
That Villa's force has been aug
mented is considered extremely un
likely. Rather, It is believed to have
dwindled through desertions follow
ing the disastrous defeat adminis
tered by Colonel Dodd's men with its
illuminating lesson of the grlngoes'
fighting abilities and American gen
Officers here believe the end is at
hand. Later dispatches with details
(Continued on page 2.)
|orrow Over Death is Mingled
With Joy Over Destruc
tion of the
mouth of the Thames. There were
rumors at midnight that a Zeppelin
had been brought down for the first
time In an air raid on England.
Newspaper extras with the admir
alty's official announcement were
eagerly grabbed up.
Half a dozen searchlights picked
the Zeppelin out of the darkness
less than half an hour after her ap
proach had been reported. She
mounted higher to escape shells from
anti-air craft guns, discharging bombs
as she climbed.
The glare from the searchlights
made the L-15 and tae puffs of smoke
accompanying bursting shells easily
visible, despite the airship's great
height. Scores of persons declared
they saw smoke coming from the
dirigible Just before she turned and
fled toward the coast.
The captured crew of the L-15 said
she was struck by a shell near tho
stern, settled slowly approaching the
coast and plunged suddenly to the
water from a height of about 200
feet. Either from the L-15 or from
another Zeppelin a machine gun,
some ammunition and a petrol tank
were dropped on the Kent coast.
Several of the forty-four persons
Injured by Zeppelins bombs are in a
serious condition. It is probable that
the death list will be increased to
above thirty.
The crew of the Zeppeun was
picked «p by the British trawler Oli
vine, on patrol duty off the mouth of
tne Thames. Several of the Germans
had been slightly injured when the
big bag collapsed.
The Olivine transferred the prison
ers to a destroyer which put into
Chatham in order that the wounded
Germans might obtain medical treat
[United Press Leased Wire Servloe.]
PARIS, April 1.—Resuming the nut
cracker tactics, the crown prince has
advance of his right wing northwest
of Verdun.
The Germans gained a foothold In
the western outskirts of the village
of Vaux, five miles northeast of Ver
dun early today after suffering heavy
losses. The Teutons came under a
terrible flre from Fort Vaux In their
first attempt against the village along
the Vaux brook and were slaughtered
In large numbers.
The second attack preceded by a
terrific artillery bombardment drove
the French back upon the center of
the village in a four hour struggle.
Despite the fury of the German at
tack, French officers do not believe
the crown prince is shifting his most
powerful offensive to the northeast
ern front of Verdun. They are cer
tain the next forty-eight hours will
see a resumption of the attacks on
the west bank of the Meuae en a
grand scale.
The Germans, having oeeupied Mal
ancourt, must shortly launch heavy
assaults against Hill 304, or relin
quish the village they won at heavy
cost of life. French batteries around
Dead Man hill and on Hill 304 have
I laid Malancourt under terrifio fire
night and day since it fell into Ger
man hands. The Germans must
either advance or retire from the
For an entire week Hill 304, the
keystone of the French defensive
system outside northwestern forts
has been shelled systematically each
day by the Germans. The bombard
ment was particularly Intense
throughout yesterday, as though Indi
cating the beginning of an Infantry
PARIS, April 1.—Continuing his
tHJve on 'the east bank of the Meuae,
the crown prince today attempted to
pierce the French' center by fierce at
taoks In the ravine tying between
Vaux village and Fort Douaumont.
The Germans were caught by
heavy fire of French guns at Fort
Vaux and artillery on the heights
near Feury. The assault was com
pletely stopped by the French cur
tain of fire, the war office announced.
On the west bank of the Meuse, the
German bombardment grew more in
tense today between Malancourt and
Avocourt, Indicating the renewal of
the German attempt to thrust east
ward in a flanking attack on Hill 304.
In the Woevre and also in the Ar
gonne minor artillery fights con
tinued, the French directing heavy
fire against enemey organization in
that northern part of Cheppy wood
and around Daughter of Death hill.
Confesses to Poisoning.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, April 2.—(Sunday.)— I front/" have arrived
he New York World today prints a
letter signed by Dr. Arthur Warren
Waite, in which he confesses his
guilt and says that the penalty for
the crime of murder is the one be
"I killed John E. Peck and his
wife," the letter said.
is Mi) mil
[United Press leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, April 1. With
hundreds dying of starvation, the
made a slight advance on the east Turkish government at last has per
bank of the Meuae, while halting the mltted outside help for the country, a
cablegram to Red Cross headquarters
from Constantinople said today in
asking Immediate help.
The government, the cable says,
welcomes outside help for suffering of
all naces In Turkey. A half million
people,, excluding Armenian refugees,
are In need of food at Constantinople,
Smyrna, Adrlanople and the suburbs
along the shores of Marmora.
Typhus Is spreading, with a high
mortality rate. Sugar and petroleum
oil are at famine prices.
The Red Cross officials are prepar
ing to send help.
Turks are now holding their own In
the Caucasus and have repulsed en
emy attacks In the Tchoruk valley,
the war office announced today. In
Mesopotamls, Turkish troops defeated
sn enemy detaohment east of Maxlme.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, April 1.—Six vessels, all
but one of them flying neutral flags,
have been sunk in the past twenty
four hours, with the loss of one life,
The Norwegian steamers Hans
Guide, Memento and Nome and the'
Norwegian bark Bell have been sunk.
The other victims reported tn today's
dispatches are the Swedish steamer
Hollandia and ths British schooner
John Prltohard,.
LONDON, April 1.—Three German
bombing attacks sgalnst British posi
tions at Saint Eloi today were re
pulsed, General Haig reported to
The Germans exploded mines with
slight damage near Erlcourt and In
the quarries of the Hohenzoliern posi
tion. Elsewhere on the British front,
only artillery duels ocourred today.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
ROME, April 1.—Several Fokker
fighting planes of the type now In
use by the Germans on the western
on the Austro
sonzo front and have been In action.
It was learned here tonight. One of
the Fokkers took part in the recent
raid oh Venice.
I Election at Davenport.
I [United Press Leased Wire Service.]
DAVENPORT, Iowa, April 1.—In a
I hot political fight. Involving personal
Synagogue on Fire. animosities and a labor war, the dem
EUnited Press Leased Wire Service] locrats today elected a mayor, city
CHICAGO, April 2.—(Sunday.)— clerk, assessor, two aldermen at large
The Temple Emmanuel, one of the|a71(j three out of six ward aldermen,
largest Jewish synagogues in Chi- while tho republicans elected three of
the ward aldermen and the city
cago, was heavily damaged by flre
early today. The flre started in the
basement from an overheated fur
John Berwald, a
tournament here tonight, 400 to 158, cfcriat Kuehl. Aside from the three
winning the tournament Welker^^j aldermen the only republican.
Cochras. the third contestant, finish-j
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, April 1,—With the
national guard as the storm center
the senate is due for tumultous de
bate on the Chamberlain army bill
next. week. Attacks will be from two
forces—those who believe the guards
men are given too little recognition
in the bill and those who believe too
much trust is placed in them.
The house naval committee -will act
next week on the Tillman armor
plate bill—with a growing probability
that it will not be recommended for
passage. The same committee will
attempt to draft a naval bill, after
having finished hearing from Secre
tary Daniels.
•'J&k ... -iifJii .-
elected wa8
ed second. ny treasurer. The vote was not
as large as two years ago and the
—Advertise In Ths Gate City and prohibition question did not enter ln
get results. to the campaign to any extent.
steamship agent,
defeated Rudolph. Rohlfs, a pearl but
ton manufacturer, by 800 majority.
The Frenchman Wins. Hugo Mtueller, democrat, was elected
[United Press Leased Wire Service.] jetty clerk, and John GundaVcer was
CHICAGO, April 1.—Firmin Cas- elected assessor. Brnst Caulesen was
slgnol, French billiard champion, de-t elected police magistrate on the dem
feated Jake Schaefer in the deciding ocratlc ticket. The democratic alder
game of the triangle 18.2 balk line
men at
iarpe are Wm. Gosch and
ohas. Robeson, candidate
National Guard as Storm nter
In Debate on Prep
In both houses, the sentiment Is
growing among democratic leaders
hat the legislative program must be
completed, and congress adjourned
before the conventions meet in June.
The leaders say they want to build
their platform on a program actually
carried out.
A combination against the parts of
the Chamberlain bill which restricted
the national guard, appeared this aft
ernoon. Senators Lewis and Pome
rene, progressive democats, joined
Cummins and Clapp, progressive re
publicans, In the attack.
Lewis attacked Chamberlain's bill
from two angles—the proposed volun
teer army in addition to the guard,
which hs deemed an unjust slight
Wj| 'JJj
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
BERLIN, April 1.—One Silesian
territorial trooper stopped a Russian
mass attack In the Narocz lake fight
ing single handed, the correspondent
of the Frankfurter Zeltung telegraph
ed tonight.
The Silesian toldier sprang upon
the parapet of his trench and began
dueling grenades into the advanoing
Slav columns. When his supply was
exhausted 'his comrades handed him
more bombs. He threw forty bombs
In all and completely broke the ene
my attack on this sector. He was
speclsily commended by his superior
The flooding of the Narocz lake
country by the spring thaw have
made it extremely difficult for the
Russians to attack. This fact la said
to explain ths enormous Russian
losses, estimated at 140,000 by the
war office In an official statement this'
The German troops too have suf
fered. In some instances German
reglmenta have waded In water
breast deep in repelling Russian at
BERLIN, April 1.—It Is barely pos
sible that the channel liner Sussex
was torpedoed by a German subma
rine whose commander was under the
impression that a British transport
was being attacked, It was stated
here tonight.
Pending completion of the official
Investigation, it Is generally believed
here that the 8ussex struck a mine.
It was pointed out, however, that the
Sussex was for some time in service
as a transport carrying British troops
to the continent. There is a possi
bility—though It is said to bs ex
tremely remote—that a boat com
mander, Identifying the Sussex
through his periscope and believing
her Still In transport servloe, shot a
torpedo against ner bow.
•. If this should prove to be the case,
the German government will dis
avow the attack at once, It was
stated, and pay full compensation for
damage resulting from the attack.
Father of His Country Should Not be
Defiled by Sooialist or
Any Other.
fUnlted Press Leased Wire Service.]
TACOfMA, Wash., April 1.—One may
«pea.k disparagingly of very ancient
personages, as for instance, old Father
Adani. But the same cannot be said
with reference to Father Georgo
Washington. This was the decision
of Judge Card in the superior court
here today when he over-ruled a mo
tion for dismissal and held Paul R.
felaffev a socialist, for trial on tho
charge of criminally libelling the first
president of the United States. April
28 was set for the beginning of the
ssse which is without precedent in the
'annals of American jurisprudence.
Haffer's arrest was brought about
ion complaint of Col. A. E. Joal), a lo
cal attorney, following the publication
of Haffer's letter accusing f?eorge
Washington with having used liquor
I to excess. Indulged In profanity and
exploited slaves.
In court today. Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney Solden declared that all
Americans should be regarded as chil
dren of George "Washington and there
fore any citizen may bring action for
libel on behalf of the "father of his
Attorney Pendleton, representing
iHaffer, thought Adam might be re
garded with even greater propriety as
the father of "ns all." He wished to
know whether In this situation any
person who dared criticize certain of
Adam's acts during his married life
with Eve shall not likewise be sub
ject to punishment under the crim
inal libel laws of the country.
The court was unwilling to concede
A-dam any standing In law, but en
dorsed the view of the prosecutor.
—Subscribe for T7»e Gate City.
and the attempt to force its officers
to swear arifgrance to the national
government, which, he said, destroy- I
ed by independence the state bodies.
Borah led the attack against the
guard, proposing that no reliance be
placed on it, but that a national re
serve army should be founded. He I
said that, since the guards were con.
stitutionality state bodies, the presi
dent would have no right to call them
into service except when their gov
ernors gave their approval—a vital
weakness to discipline and prompt,
decisive action, be declared. The ef
fort to •federalize'* the guard in the
Chamberlain bill, he described as a
foolish and vain attempt to evade
the constitution.
©ate Citg.
BAITLE CRT Fill 1916
Democrats Will be First in the Field When
They Pry the Lid Off on April 13 at
Jefferson Day Banquet,
Political Leaders of Both Parties are Beginning
to Think Seriously of the Fall
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, April 1.—While
democrats planned tonight for a big
national gathering here two weeks
hence to sound tho campaign battle
cry, republicans devoted themselves
to consideration of the republican
nomination. Roosevelt had given the
latter something new to talk about.
His friends say likelihood of his nom
ination has been increased by two
events of the week:
A definite showing of strength on
the part of Brumbaugh in Pennsyl
The get-together luncheon of Roose
velt, Root, Lodge, et al, in New York.
the optimistic view of ths col
onel's friends, the Pennsylvania situ
ation ifias talvKV a turn keel
Penrose too busy in his own state to
permit effective campaigning against
Roosevelt, while, when the time
comns, Brumbaugh delegates will be
for Roosevelt.
As for the meeting in New York,
they say. It forecast arrangements
whereby Roosevelt will pick up New
England and New York strength.
To gain this strength, politicians
believe the colonel will cease em
phasizing his views on the recall or
judges that his social Justice planks
of 1912 will be turned into less radi
cal demands for more equal Industrial
conditions as a means of national ef
ficiency and that the whole of his cam
liiign will be toward a strong spirit
of nationalism, preparedness and ag
gressive foreign policy. But though
Roosevelt is thought to have won con
siderable ground, he is daily uniting
and Intensifying the opposition to
himself. Senator Penrose bas spent,
the entire week away from the capital
fighting the Brumbaugh movement tn
Pennsylvania. 'Senator Galiinger,
powerful In New Flnglnnd. vowed to-1
day Roosevelt never would win the
nomination. He renewed his declara
tion of loyalty to Weeks and fore
casted his nomination. But then be
added another name for which he
hitherto has shown no affection but.
which he indicated be would aorept
before he would Roosevelt, That
nanio was—Hughes.
Secret Session of Parliament
and Call Home of the
Soldiers on
London Thinks Holland In
tends to Warn the Kaiser
About Submarine
£By Ed .L. Keen, United Press Staff
LONTDON. April 1.—Sudden warlike
moves by the Dutch government, cul
minating in the •call for a secret ses
sion of parliament, created a profound
sensation in Kuropean capitals to
The German semi-official news
agency confirmed nn earlier Copen
hagen report that Dutch soldiers on
furloughs havo been retailed by
Queen Willielmina and that other
military measures have been taken.
The German newspapers, in view of
the controversy over fhe sinking of
tbe Dutch liner Tabantta, are com­
Partly olotwJv Sunday. Prob
ably showers Monday.
Democrats tn "Washington are offing
the wheels and going over works pre
liminary to prying off the well known
lid with a whoop wlthi^ two weeks.
The exact date of the opening salvo Is
generally believed to be April 13,
wlien the Common Counsel elub gets
together ostensibly to celefbrate the
anniversary at Thomas Jefferson's
It is at this dinner President Wilson
Is expected to sound democracy^ barb
tie ory for 1916.
Democratic leaders tonight admit
ted there is much oiling to be done
and several major ports of the works
to be adjusted.
Among the Immediate problems, is
selectiv'u of a secretary to the nation
al committee to succeed the late
Thomas J. Pence. Two men have
been mentioned as possibilities, Matt
Ely, postmaster of Jersey City, N. J.,
and W. R. Holllster, Senator Stone's
secretary, who Is acting temporary
secretary. EHy, it was authoritatively
said tonight, however, is wanted for
other work for which ho
be particularly fitted. While Holllst
er Is In many ways believed to be
well fitted for the place, those who
will do the choosing believe it would
not be a wise appointment since John
R. Martin, sergeant-at-anns, is also
from Missouri.
The president, of oourse, will have
the final say.
Secretary Daniels, the only cabinet
official on the national committee who
was chiefly responsible for the ap
pointment of Pence, also will have a
part in making the choice.
The announcement, cabled from
Berlin todav by Carl W. Ackerman,
United Press staff correspondent,
virtually confirmed here that Abraham
Elkus of New York would be named
ambassador to Turkey as soon as
Henry Morgenthou announces his
resignation from that post, caused lit
tle surprise. Elkus, who in 1912 was
In active charge of ftre tariff "cham
ber of horrors" exhibit, is a1 close
(Continued on page H.)
menting wttli the utmost reserre on
the startling developments at The
The view generally held hero Is
that the Dutch government Is con
vinced that Germany has embarke I
on a new campaign on submarine de
struction and will mobollze her forces
to warn the kaiser against attacks ou
Dutch shipping.
The Dutch newspaper Xlew Cour
ant. however, throw an entirely dif
ferent light on the situation in an edi
torial today.
"The measures taken by the govern
ment do not grow out of the Tnbantia
sinking nor is there any imminent
danger of war." said the Cotirant.
The government, however, has re
ceived information which requires
special consideration, apparently as
the result of tho allied economic con
ference at Paris. Parliament prob
ably will meet in spenrial session oil
Because of interruption of direct
cable communication between Eng
land and Holland, few news dis
patches filtered through from Dutch
sources tonight. It was impossible,
therefore, to learn which of the op
posing views is correct. The Dutcb
legation had no comment to make.
Tlif Dutch army since the beginning
of the war, has been partially mobo
llzed to protect Holland neutrally. In
case Holland should enter the war on
either side, it is estimated she could
throw nearly 400,000 trained troops
tnte action within a few weeks.
thought to
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