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THE WEATHER FORECAST
Snow or rain to-day; colder by night;
to-morrow, fair and cold.
Highest temperature yesterday, 39; lowest, 31.
Detailed woathor, mall and marine report 011 pane 12,
IT SHINES FOK ALL
VOI;. LXXXIII. NO. 197.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1916. CopirijnMBU.bv Ihr Sim Pristine; nnd I'ubU.Mnp Aoclatlon.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GERMANS LOSE
HEAVILY IN NEW
VERDUNATTACK
Jiit'iiiilr.v lHv Follows In
tciiM' Itombardinent. but
Is Broken Down.
TMTOXS VICTORS
AT TWO rOLNTS
(Jain Foothold in Trenches
Between Itcthiucourt ami
Le 3Iort llonune.
fr.Jf Cable I'etpalch to The Scn.
rKls. March 1 1. Tlio German attack
,n lh western side of the Meuse was
rincwrd to-day, but without success.
Tic heavy Ocrman urtlltcry, which had
rnn maintaining u heavy bombardment
( this rrglon, doubled the Intensity of
.in lire tills morning between Ilethlncourt
did the Cumleres wood and followed this
with an Infantry attack in force. The
stuck was repulsed wtth serious Ioshch
to the German?, except at two polnta
between Ilethlncourt and he Mort
Homme.
This was the only Infantry action of
.e day on the Verdun front. There was
tiry heavy bombardment, however, by
iif artillery of both sides to the east
if the Meuse und In the Woevre.
In the Vusgcs the artillery activity
tsntred about Cnappclotle and the val-lO-
of the Thur. Attacks were made by
'ttn,!i troops on email sectors of enemy
trenches at Stosswlhr and Carspach,
f4,..be some prisoners ami material.
Tnrce (Sermon aeroplanes were
.rous-M down by French aviators In the
Verdun secuor. To the east of Luro a
1-cm.i aeroplane attacked by four Ger
machines brnUKht down one of the
,4-.lt- and returned unharmed to the
ltt..ch lli.es.
terms n nepalaed Three Times.
The utlletal communique Issued by the
I'rtnih War Office to-night follows:
Tt the north of the Alsne tho Oer
0.4' s attempted threo times to pene-utt-
ur trench s at the northwest
u of the Huttcs wood. None of
L - r attempts was successful.
l i the Argonnc our artillery executed
tffrctlve lire In the sector of the
j u. Paris, where a munitions de-
i't nat blown up, as wetll as on the
rc'savs. roads and cnemyl organl
n'lons in the region of llontfaucon
t Av.'cnurt.
Tn ti west of the ileuse the bom
birjtmm with shells of irreat calibre
c.i utir positions from Oethlncourt to
Cmiercs has redoubled In violence.
In the afternoon the Germans launched
vciv strong attack on this sector
1 wee repulsed on tho whole front
's serious losses. They gained a
I0"t sold Ui our trenches at only two
It. si,, between Ilethlncourt and Le
ilurt llumiiie.
K. ' l tin- Meuse and in the Woevre
t.: rrlll-ry was very active on both
le In the court. of the day. There
n infantry action.
N'rt of St. Mlhlel our batteries
tuuutrdtd Important enemy camps In
W,e Ittudlcuurt wood and caused a great
ll.e II, 'he rill road station and stores
it I.t .Mareho-cn-Woovrc.
'n Iorr.ilne we bombarded an enemy
column to the northeast of Dclmc,
French Airmen Victorious.
In tli' Vnsgcs there was great activ
ity bv tlie, artillery of both sides In tho
rctor of Chappelotte und In the valley
tf the Thur. Sudden attacks on enemy
it Wiies .,t Stosswlhr ar.d at Carspach
-.ild-rl in to take some sixty prls
tn. rj. rtinl rutin r important material
"itliout any loss on our part.
Six aeroplanes of th tlrst hombard
Ir? proup and fle doublu motored ma
f'lti. threw forty-two bombs of large
cilice on tlio railway station of lirlv
;:,
Tin re were numerous' aerial combats
XJ-iny ,n the region of Verdun. Three
lernan aviators were clearly seen to
tjtt In in brouttht tlowu by our avid
t m within tlA: ticrman lines Cine of
' i-ifi-oplaiH s. which was attacked by
stir tm my machines to the east of
'Jfe, fc.m'.-d ihem In combat and ut
fcelt-J In hrttiglng down one of the tier
n marlmiet, which fell in the region
' rna Th' Trench aeroplane rc
tLn:d uiidamaged to our lines.
foer Vrrdan Morriuents.
Ttf fatly Mall's correspondent at
l'"tariier telegraphlnK under yester-
lV 1tte. 1,111.
I Ttleirrams from Baslo report heavy
' '.k 'I'lrmit the week on the Belfort
"wt and n tho Vosges. This Is prob
'''') intended to rover tho inovemcnta
0! trfollf to Vtrdun."
Th liTmui ottlcial statement Issued
'''Mt' mentions no action In the Verdun
0,1 hs that, "generally speak
thtre In no change on tho western
U' it
Tn 1'rnieli afternoon rommunlqu1
".r.nia truiiir tierman reconualsbancc
twrt.v wt.iei, approached the Krencli posl.
''na in tin llaudremont wood last night
. e)i,Ked by the French curtain of
Th., ,n ojjjy infantry (lrtlon re
l"r"i la t tnglit In the Verdun region.
. " tmr firing of home spirit
"tie w,,t of the Meuse. ami the bom
wrament n tho Vaux and Damloup dls
ln I '""'"nje'l Willi the same violence,
i IN- Woevre, on tho eastern side of
rlun, heavy artillery activity on both
"' U. r ported, centring about Klx.
ti ,,r '" east, Just to the north
f'liit-a.Moustton, a (Jerman detach
Vir'1 attempted a surprlHe attack on the
l,""l"" at frolx'des Carmos. In
' IIiIn e 1'n tre. The French lire dls
,Md tji, dt t.uihnient and several tier.
Kn dead with left on the Held.
fsruin of Fire Halts Geraisit,
"Hie text of the afternoon communique
Went of the Meuse there wu a
y H'lrlted cannonadlnr last night.
n "'" right bank of this stream a
'"ong enemy reconnaissance In the
of llaudremont was checked by
w curtain of lire. The bombardment
'"illnues violently in the region of
'ux anil near Dumloup.
Itl the ttV...... ....... . I. i I. n I
iinaii artillery has been active,
I Continued oaVourt Pag.
Coleman du Pont
Seeks Presidency
Will Hp Roomed as Ittinincss
Men's Ciinriidntc for the
Itcpiihlicflii Notui-iiHtion.
Wasiunotov, March 14. "Tlie busi
ness man III polltlca" Ib oon to be exem
plified, when the boom of T. Coleman
du ront of New York and Delaware
for the ttepubllcan Presidential nomina
tion will be formally launched.
Mr. dti Pont if mild to desire the
Presidential nomination. Ills friends
believe he has a chance and they are
arranging the second choice support for
him. lie will go into the convention.
It was asserted to-day, as the "favorite
son" of Delaware.
Tho du Pont boom started In New
York weeks ago, and lias Been steered
carefully without noise, but with an
occasional Indication that It wivs mov
ing. Senators and Heprescntatlve
who have gone to New York have been
taken Into the contldenco of some of the
men who back Mr. du Pout, and have
been asked frankly what they thought
of the Idea of a business man for
President.
A candid avowal of nluiut will soon be
mode. It was said to-day. There will be
no rurther attempt to conceal the du
Pont movement. Headquarters will be
opened and the boom started llkn other
well regulated Presidential candidacies.
The du Pont movement will be pushed
on the theory that the country should
get away from practical politicians and
lawyirs and put a real business man In
the White House.
For several weeks word has been com
ing to Washington from the Held scouts
of the other booms that a mysterious du
Pont movement was under way. The
story goes that the so-called business
men's campaign considered several names
for the nomination. Including that of
Henry D. 1-stabrook, but finally deter
mined that Col. du Pont offered the bet
opportunity for development of a real
business men s campaign.
From this time forward things are ex
pected to move rapidly. The du Pont
boomers claim to be looking to Pennsyl
vania and New York for second choice
support. Thty have already been active
In Maryland, and tracks of the business
man's campaign have been discovered In
ome of the political strategy of the
South.
Politicians In Washington have been
aware of the du Pont movement and
havt; watched it develop with more than
passing Interest. One or two Senators
have been Invited to private dinners In
New York, where the plan was unfolded
MEXICO CITY CELEBRATES.
4s Play. Everybody Rejoices.
Wilson's Attltade Pralx d.
'fipeciaf CobJt DevperrA fe Tirn Scr.
Muxico Oitt. March II. Military
bands paraded the .streets this afternoon
playing martial airs of rejoicing over tho
peaceful settlement of tho Columbus
Incident. Tho papers nil praise Presi
dent Wilson's attitude.
Oen. Carranra telegraphed from Quero
taro. Informing the public that danger
of international complication had dis
appeared. The authorities arrested some fifty
money changers and stock speculator?
to-day doing a curb business. Many
are well known. No reason was given
for the arrests.
FORD OPENS CAMPAIGN
FOR CHEAP GASOLENE
Building Machinery to OWtuin
Product From Kerosene
Through Secret Process.
Washington, March 14, Henry Ford
Is to conduct a campaign to nduce tlw
price of gasolene. The announcement
to-day aroused the Interest of the FeJ
eral Trade Commission- nnd other Gov
ernment bureaus hers'. It was made by
Kepresentattve P.andall of California,
who has a bill before Congress provid
ing for Government regulation of the
prices of gatolene and other products.
"Alter -.1 conference with Mi. Ford's
pcrfionul representative," said Mr. Han
dull, "I am convinced that the manu
facturer will cooperate In the effort to
solve tho gaHOlcne problem. 1 feel sure
that with his assistance we can not only
bring ir.iboleno down to a reasonable
tiguro but that a, public sentiment will
bo aroused which will result In legisla
tion that will prevent any futuie boost
ing of the price.
"Mr. Ford believes that the Kltimim
process discovered in tho United States
bureau af wine will force a great re
duction In the price to oonsutneis. Mr.
Ford la at present experimenting "Ith
another process to obtain more gaso
lene from kerosene. The process re
quires delicate special machinery, which
Mr. Ford Is having constructed. As the
process Is tho property of another party
.. lll-l.. In iriiiUt, miv :tti-
1 nouncement regarding It at thl time.
,1 I,, nil a. i.i.i.u.m
Mr. roru sent ine niuniita ....
to Kepresentatlve Handall:
"The solution of the gasolene problem
is an urgent matter. If one attempt
falls the quickest way to get n solution
will be to commence with another one.
Although I may not bo able to take up
the lllttman process at once, after the
present test Is completed, 1 iiiuy go IntJ
It thoroughly."
.
FIB ON "L" TIES UP TRAFFIC,
-
Car on Third Ave, Srw Kilirrea
Track Kntlrely lrtroetl.
Rush hifur train traffic, may b de
layed to-day on the Third avenue ele
vated railroad because of a short cir
cuit lire Just south of the Klghteentli
street station at 1:30 this mottling,
which destroyed one wooden cur at the
rear end of a nine car train, The dam
axe Is estimated at 15,000,
The power was Immediately sf.iul off
houUi of Thirtieth street and north of
Fourteenth street, mid It was believed
that It would be at least K or 9 o clock
before the burned car could be cleared
away no that the power could be. turned
on. The car that was destroyed was at
toehed to n train bound north on the new
express track.
niturioiia nwtmrooT fakm mcmor
MAY FREE OSBORNE j
OF PERJURY CHARGE!
Indictment Mny He Dismissed
To-dny Outcome Heats I
on n Comma.
I!1. MKI)MN A TAltGET
IUn Authority to Investigate
Prison Questioned Delve
Into His Past.
White Plains, N. T.. March 14.
Thomas Mott Osborne may walk out to
morrow from the courtroom where for
two days he has been on trial for per
jury, freed of the charge, the first of
the two Indictments against htm dis
missed. The decision rests with Jus
tice Tompkins, who said he was In
clined to believe Mr. Osborne technically
not guilty of perjury.
Tho entire question at issue which
Justice Tompkins has to decide Is
whether tho Investigation made at Hlng
Slug on October ft, 1913, by Dr. Itudolph
Dledllng, a member of the Prison Com
mission, had any standing In law and
whether Dr. Dledllng had a right to ad
minister an oath and take testimony. .It
was at this investigation that Mr. Os
borne Is alleged to have perjured him
helf. The decision, and so perhaps the ques
tion of whether Mr. Osborne shall be freed
without even having to enter a defence
or shall spend ten years In State prison,
hinges upon the Interpretation Justice
Tompkins places upon a single comma.
That comma Is In section 47 of the
prison law, which regulates the Prison
Commission. The nearest Justice Tomp
kins came to forecasting his decision was
when he said, during argument by As
sistant District Attorney Fallon and
licorso Gordon Battle. Mr. Osborne's
counsel :
"It kcoiiik to mo under the statute that
an Individual member of the Prison
Commission cannot make an Investiga
tion of a prison, swear witnesses and
take testimony under oath without the
authorization of the commission. The
Iower to Inspect and Investigate Is given
to the commission and not to an Indi
vidual." IHedllnK Had No Aathorlty.
Dr. Dledllng had no authorization
from the commission : neither he nor
the State) has allege.! that he bad It and
there has been no testimony at the trial
or elsewhere to show that he had. Con
sequently If he had no authorization
and authorization Is required, his whole
proceeding hasno standing and no mat
ter what Mr. Osborne might have testi
fied before him Mr. Osborne could not
be charged with perjury because the
oath Dr. DledJItig adinltilterd was not
binding. That Is the Inference to be
drawn and that is Mr. Battle's conten
tion. The Htate'H forcts were almost speech
less at Justice Tompkins's evident In
tention to consider seriously Mr. Hat
., , ,ii..i ,., -h.- ik.
motion that the defence always makes bntiy to lesrii if they could secure Cor
and that the Judge almost Invariably , Union for Thursday night. Finding that
rejects. Mr. Fallon made a strenuous It was available arrangements were Im
effort to Impress upon the court that , mediately begun for a public demonstrs
his was the proper construction of the , Hon. ....
law and that the Indictment he had.
drawn should not be dismissed without
oven a defence having been entered. It
wiih In so doing that he pointed out the
comma.
"Why, we require the services of a
schoolmaster, not a lawyer, here, Mr.
Fallon," sld Justice Tompkins.
Then Mr. Fallon remarked that Justice
Morschauser already had rejected the
same or a flmllar motion, though of
course before testimony hail been taken.
"The responsibility rests In the court
here, now," Justice Tompkins remarked,
"though of course I'll consider Judge
Morsrhauser's decision."
Comfort for tke State,
The Stale, however, found romfnrt In
one thing that Justice Tompkins said In
the course of the argument.
"I think there is enough evidence In
this ruse on tho question of knowledge
of this defendant to have it submitted to
the Jury."
This referred, however, to Mr. Battle's
second argument for dismissal, that the
Stale had failed to show that Mr. Os
borne attempted wlltully to deceive Dr.
Dledllng. rather than to the basic con
tention that It whs Impossible for any
body to cojiinilt perjury before Dr. Dled
llng hwautsc his Inquiry had no legal
KtrttUS.
The section of the Penal Ta.w, sec
tlon , In which icx;urs the questioned
comma m ss follous:
"The institutions subject to the visi
tation f said commission (the Prison
Commission, of which Dr. Dledllng if
a member) may be visited and Inspected
by It or by any member thereof or by
Its eccrotary. when authorized,
Any member r the secretary of such
commleslon, when authorized,
shall have full access to the grounds,
buildings, books and papers relating to
such Institution, and may require from
tho ottlcers and perwops In charge any
information."
The lection then goes on to say, "Such
commission or any member thereof may
take proof nnd hear testimony relating
to any matter beforu It, or before such
member, upon any such visit or Inspec
tion.'' The defence contends that the section
means that a member or secretary must
Is- authorized by tho t'ommlsslon to In
veMlh'atc a prison. The State holds that
the commit after, "by Its sectetary"
means that the secretary only, not a
member, must be so authorized by the
conimlsHlon.
Under tht first construction Dr. Died.
ling, .not being authorized, had no right
i tti take testimony. Under the second
pr, Dledllng, being n member and not
' .. - ., i .,
tlie secreutry, necneu nu iiiiiuorizaiion
nnd could take testimony. Of this the.
ory Judge Tompkins hiid'thls to say to
Mr Fallon'
' "'Then your proposition Is that any one
of the seven Prison Commissioners can
of his own accord go at any time tn
any prison for no cause, und take -testimony?"
"It Is," said Mr. Fallon,
Dr. Dledllng on the Hlatnl,
Surprised as the State undoubtedly
was nt the turn In events brought on
by Jii"tlce Tompkins's cnnsldeintlon of
Mr. Battle's motion nnd his evident In
clination to entertain seriously the idea
that Dr, Dledllng was nothing but it
meddler at Sing Sing, the cross-examination
of the doctor himself must have
been it surprise also. Hit left the stand
with the knowledge thut he had fur-
Continued on J,mI Pa$t.
SUFFS WIN IN HOUSE;
SENATE HALTS VOTE
Angry Women Sny Action
llrenks Promise and Vow to
Have Vengeance.
BLAME SEXATOK BHOWX
JIasN Jlcetlng at Cooper 1'nion
To-morrow Xiglit to Pro
test "Trickery."
Albant, March 14. A day of hope
In the lives of over 300 women suffra
gists, made bright and promising by
the passage In the State Assembly to
day of their contltutloiiat amendment
on a vote of 109 to 3", was rudely
blasted to-night. Tlie New York dele
gation went back to the city on three
special Pullmans, vowing that they
would no longer tolerate "disappoint-
ment. ugglery ami trickery, and would
hire Cooper Lnlon or u great --,
-' '
uieir proicei.
The patience of the suffragists became
.. 1 . ..!..!.. ')(..! ... nf
. . 7 . it ,, "' Department, has full author ty to
them had crowded Into a small corridor!. .
adjoining the rooms of the Senate Judlcl-
n. f'.M ... 1 1 . ... .1 . . .1 .. n n .. Inn.
.. ,
hours waited for that committee to
notify them that their constitutional
amendment had been favorably reported,
Tle. Iwfnr. ihv hn.l alt...l in the
same way In the same corridor. Twice
befbr tl.ey had- been disappointed, but
on March 7, last, the suffragists left
Albany with the assurance of the Judici
ary Committee, they said, that action
"surely" would be taken March 14. Ac
cordingly this tiny mas looked forward
to as one of triumph for the cause.
There was dls.polritnienl, however,
which made It difficult for some of the
more enthuliistlc of the suffraglts to i
control their emotion when, a half hour (
here their train was oheduled to start i secretary uans.ng s iioir
announcement was nuide that action , accepting the Carranza prals of re
agiUn had been deferred. This meant 1 f"1 ord,r T rrBe ,1,1 fores'
Ti&Btisr wM "m bo,,1", u,1,.r'orhe,lunTednrcofhe
in the committee. t GovrrnmtnVf note of March 10.
Storm of Protest Rreaka,
The women were Indignant.
They ac.
cused Senator lilon H. Brown, who ad-
vised tbe committee to Ks:pone action.
of having broken faith with them.
Mrs. Norman De It Whlthotif.e. who,
with Mrs. James Ies Itldlaw, Mrs.Ogden
Mills Held and other prominent lend
ers, has been active for several weks
about the legislative halls. Jump-n uskjh
a chair and declared in tones which
made plnln the bitterness of her dis
appointment that the time Imd nrrlved
to call a holt and nttcertaln what really
was at the bottom nf the sltuttlon. Mrs.
Whltehouse tnude her address to the
assembled women Just outside the en
trance to the committee rooms, which
the Senators within plainly heard.
Mrs. WhltehouM? announced that
tne surrragjsis nati leiepnor.ea irom
v imcnui.r ami 'i" "-i
said that the programme for Thursday
night would be arranged In New York
to-mom.w,
A number of men oroml -
nently Identified with the cause will bo
.
asked to deliver addi esses
The feeling of the wom.n was such ns
piompt a number of memtiers of the
mmlttce to leave by a side door. Sena-
to
commltte
tor Gilchrist of Kings Isddly walked Into
the very heat of a gathering of fifty or
more women. They cornered him In a
Jiffy.
"That Isn't a decent way to treat
women." Iw was told. "They wouldn't
be treated like that In a respectable
man's home. They deserve courteous
consideration. You have tricked and
fooled them and they will m ike jou feel
it keenly,"
These and many other comments were
hurled
deeper
ii,e,?n.',eL ,i J ! tC Vrnfic Jv ,ll,, :lt,Hrk fm,n M'1"'" "!',r- or Paso In n private conference. After
ui H..S H e 1, at" ude of !"'' rltltlon by Villa of his raids on ward lt.tlerrez unnoui.cetl that
, ;.g s. V 1, . Xnimltt.". he "m.rotected Arn can towns fl , )M(.h (m.
Commltt
the suffragists.
added, was especially illsp.eased
cause the women swarmed about
committee rooms.
in
tho nrtnrte firot Warm.
"We legislators don't Ilk- things con
ducted that way," said the Senator,
while the women surged nearer to him
and made pointed replies .Mrs. Charles
Farley Winch wanted to preserve In
dignity of the gatheilng, but she tackled
Senator Gilchrist with. nit gloves,
"It Is to lutl that women cannot come
here and discuss these subjects Just as
men do without fear of offending th
legislators." Mrs. Winch told hint
"Why didn't your committee keep Its
promises? Why don't you talk us you
Intend doing? Why do you want to have i
us here day after day and wek after
week, only to be disappointed and told .
to come iitra again.
"Well, the members dislike your hang- 1
lug around the, committee room doors -that's
all thero is to It," answered Sen
ator Gilchrist, nnd he trletl to elbow out
of a very Indignant crowd of women.
"Wo ought to chloroform him," said
one.
"He will never come hack," said an
other '
"Tis bud about these legislators being
'offended,'" a thlid remarked, "They
would not have l hu iffmiitery to say
that to a man."
"You only have llfletn minutes, to get
the train," veiled it man in the cor
ridor, and the women hurried to the
station.
The day was rosy at th" beginning
The Atsembly made good. Before the
session opened the suffraglMs tilled the
Assembly enumuer. iney wane.i i-
Hentty, J.unes l.eci ;i!JJ". "gden
toil. II..I.1 V..tniim il.. It vvhltnhoiiti.
..ti.." ,
Judge IHI.mi II. adhains timl other
men In sympathy with the women were
.helping us best they could to put the
i amendment through with a large vote
Hepubllctii leader Adler Miposed the
iimelidmrnt and Democratic Leader Cal
lahan favored It. When announcement
was made of a favorable res nil a bund
of music started playing patriotic alts
In the street below, Immediately under
the windows of the Assembly chamber
Then nil hands swooped down upon the
Senate Judiciary Comniltlee room to
wait ami wait und It- badly disappointed.
In addition to those named in des
patches this morning some of those pres
ent were -Mrs. i , teneii, mniner ot .Mrs,
Whltehoei Mis. Blchiird Aldrich, Mis.
Allre Itlggs Hunt, Mrs. Citir V. Van
Antlu. Mrs. Charles Farley Winch, Miss,
Alice Ij-ivvson. Mrs. h. Benedict. Miss
Katherlne H. Nellson, Mrs. Kmery Wels
berg. Miss Anna M, Wilbur, Miss F.lvnor
Byrne, miss itessie mainuru, airs,
Bmlly .Hooper undMIss Francea Peters,
HOUSE GIVES WILSON 120,000 ARMY;
VILLA IN A TRAP, SAY MEXICANS;
REPORT PERSHING MOVES TO-DAY
Kimston Keeps Plans
ret: Washington
in Dark.
See-
KSCOIIT TO MORMONS
RKPTSKD BY MEXICANS.
Americans Flee Chihuahua
( 'My A eun a Pleased
Sillinian Wires.
WAmN Marc , .wth ,.
wam b m VnMtnt.n , ,
for . f v , movements '
I oi me army ot invasion remain a mys
,of the army of Invasion remain
I tcry In Washington.
(Jen. Funstoii, It was explained at the
uexin upcruiiuutt us conn as ue hees ui,
and Is not expected to Inform Wash
1((to llnl afu,r ,0 moV(a(i
AiiiinnHh v..rv eri i. Kin. .....i.
by t,. Administration to minimize the'
talk of serious complications growing!
ut of tlw Mexican expedition, steps are I
being taken to hasten action on the army I
and navy preparedness bills.
Itf this evening despatches were re
ceived from the border and tent from
the War Department to Secretary Baker, I
who was attending a musicals at the 1
White House. They were not made
public, but It was stated that they did
not report a movement Into Mexico.
The State Deihtrtment made public the
following telegram from fnltrt States
Consul Sllllman, sent from tjueretaro
last night, concerning the presentation
s """ loSJ"ll
Columbus border situation, received at j
o'clock this afternoon. Personam- pre
'rented this Important communication to
Foreign Secretary Acuna at f. :30 P. M.
He rend same In my presence and after
ward stated:
I. S. .Vote Pleases Arana.
" 'I am pleastsl to receive a reply of
this character from the Government of
the United State. It will relieve the
very delicate situation that has de
veloped owln to the Columbus affair. I
wilt Immediately transmit this reply to
the Chief Kxecutlve antl urn of the
opinion that there will be a reply to tills
courteous note expressing appreciation
of the same. In this event l nitsn ae
liver It to you Immediately for trans -
mlttnl to tho Government or mc unieo.
aiatcr. .....
"It wais plainly evident that tne repiy
v..im1 a niiMt fuvonihte ImDrenslon,"
MeRx&r authorities" 'iu hid'
asked that the movement of American
forces be postponed for two weeks In
ordur to allow the Carranxa forces an
nni,,.- Villa without
American Interference received no con-
. Urination, either at the State or War
, .
Deo.trtment.
Administration omcuus
expressed the opinion that it would not
I be compiled with If made.
, Department It wua declared emphatlc-.ill
i that no suggestion hatl been made to the
President, or to the War Department,
that action bo postponed.
Delay for freraatlon.
Army officials here explain the delay
entirely on the assumption that Gen.
!itisnon desires before entering Mexico
to take every precaution, not only to
Insure plenty of supplies getting to his
tro-ips. but In order to distribute his
forces remaining on the border In such
a way ns to guard ag.unt anv pos.
III other official circles the sugges-
tlon Is made that Inasmuch s Villa Is
probably far south, In the State of Chi
huahua, and the trull Is already "cold'
anyway. Gen. Funston is Justified In de
laying tho movement until all prccau
lions have neen tngen.
It In regarded a-. Prrllf-
have to divide up Into small detachments
... l. ,ITft l round mi th l,'..,,lll,
LJI.LI III"' . in-ij.i.,t t II' n fllJ
Should tlie Carranza troone. reported
to be operating from the south, ma-
teriallzn nnd iirlir.i v go after Villa, t Is
thought likely he will beat luck toward
the border, where he can be met by
the American forces.
Cabinet Hold Mretlna.
There waj! i meetllie of the Cob.net
to-day at which the situation was gen
erally discussed, without, however, any
ct.iiiige being made III the plnns, Prior
lo the meeting the President conferred
with Seinitor Stone, clialnnan of the
Senate Foreign Itelatlons Committee, i
and with acting Secretaiy of State Polk
id wltn ticttng wcrriaiy oi r-iaie roiR.
Keiiorts from various n.irts of .Mexico
show little alarm among Americans.
At the same time the Department is
taking nil possible steps to g"t Ainerl-
cans out of towtw hi northern Mexico,
Th.. Ileti.irtnient was Informed to-i uv
Hint a train carrying thirty-live Auierl
tans was supposed to leave Chihuahua
I'lty this morning. Twenty Americans
In the town and seventeen others In the
Immediate vicinity have refused to leave,
und Consul l,etcher Indicates there Is
practically no unrest In the city.
A reply was received from Gen.
Gavlra, commander of the Cnrrnuza gar
rison at Juarez, to the request of the
i...,.r..,,,,l for an adeolliile ftiree tn
escort the f.00 American Mormons at
i'aas G
Gavlra si
force ava
ilruii, sr In 111 tinnier. Itn
stated that he did not have the
available.
200 QUIT MEXICO.
American" Nay Meosnrl llrsldents
llnvc Them Hearty sirndolf,
Dtil'ill-AS, Ariz., Mn ruh 14. Three hun
died antl fifty refugees from Narozarl,
Mexico, Including 200 Americans, ar
rived here to-tlny.
They reported that the Mexicans In
Nacozarl gave them a hearty sendnff
and t xiresKed tne nope mat conditions
wouiii peimiv oi mnr .nr., ririi.
Twenty-five Americans at hi Tlgre,
Mexico, decided to remain and await
further developments In the Villa crisis
before fleeing to the border.
Thirty Chinese were among th Naoo-
jtarl rcfugeea.
X f AP of the Mexican border and northern section of Mexico, showing
1 the points of concentration where United Stntes troops are assem
bling for an advance Into Mexico, the point where Villa was last re
ported, near Galeana, and the positions of the Carranza troops that are
pursuing the rebel leader and his band.
1
'05 TROOPS MEXICAN TROOPS VILLA Q MORM0N5
111 l I 9. I'JL T J I
l ly3N?."om' coi. di$ rne 1 i
&4bufio' OrWjy WGua.n candelari.
v ' ' trt y JF ), ..fiRanchena
I A Xfwf 3T jPsan Petfro i j
Co. ( gonJj
I I A ,ONiW AnchondttO Ur.,u.., jy l I i
TO TAKE VILLA IN A WEEK,
SAY THE CARRANZISTAS
Rush Troops to Capture Him Before Americans Start
Report From Deming Says Pershing Is Ready
to Cross Border This Morning.
V I. P.VNO. March 1ft ( Wednesday I.
American troops under nimmar.il of
lien. J. J. Pershing are ready this morn
ing to cross Ike Mexican border on the
punltlte expedition against Villa, accord
ing to a report, belleted reliable, from
Iteming, forty miles from Cnlumhss. N.
M. It Is expected the vanguard will be
on Mexican soil to-day.
Cl Paso, Tex., March 14. Gen. Villa
with his band of about 40U men was
,, , , .
heading to-day for Galacna. east of
1 msas oranue. a aisiance oi twenty
BPVl,n m1(.
It Is necessarv to cros
u is nects.ary to tro..
t..unint.. n.u ...i,i..i, ,iu.i.iA.
uimwii r.,i.vi.
nnc- nf rmiilt ntfiiititMlns in riiii
I,
from Can-. Grandes or from
Columbus, N. M.. the present detrnln-
j ll( p(),nt of t,lp Amcrcan lirmy
r ive columns oi iarrani.t iniops urn
ln pursuit, according to Carranza Con -
....
mi I t.irri.i .
One of tlio expeditionary
forces
reached Juarcx from Ch.l.ualii.a city
this morning In command of Gen. Cm-
tlerrez, military Governor of t.'hlhua
liua, and went into camp at a bridge
below Juarez. They nre expected to
inovt. iuutliwcst over the Mexico
Northwestern Itailroad at once and
begin a campaign Into the (Julaena
district after Villa.
(en. Gutierrez, soon after his ar
rival, met Geu. Gavir.i, the local com
mandant, and Consul Garcia of Ml
... ... .,' ',... .,..
upu,. in.- u.tnt. t . .net ...,-.
the respective iiiiiimantls of Gtillvrre.
himself and Getis. llcrrcni, Maldouinlo,
Garza anil Caluyos.
, While the cavalry forces are moving
ttl from t1P ,.llbt tle otnuiand l(f w i
men at Santa Ana, tinder Col. Cm...
I .... .. . ... . t .
, ""vea at tne jimrtv. neau.iiai tors
' tO llO SllfflClt'Ilt til t'llCCK ally ilttKllpt
. by Villa to escape to tne south tip
the cunyon of the Santa Maria Itiver.
,..., .,,, w .,. , ,,. .i,o pine.si
j Mormons ill safe.
A despatch received to-day from
Col. Nleto Maciu, at Pearson, stated
that Villa carried u largo number nf
! Vl'tlll'led With llllll 111 Wagons Into
G.tl.iena.
The Mormons lit
i asas
urantles, lie sum, reel penectiy se
euro and have no desire to Is- taken
out of the fountiy. He nlsui conllniicd
the news of the safety nf Mrs.
Wright's child, klilnan I liv Villa olid
, : ,. .
f"11'111 !,t tl,n ' "r,,t''' 'W ranch.
"Larrimza forces- will Wive Ilia be-
fort-the enil of tlie week. lien. Gutierrez
declined, outlining what Is believed to he
an effort to forestall the American epe.
' union i"t- .... i..- .ur.tot.i vtov
eminent cm take care of VIII
Glltleriez added,
Gen.
"We ate In touch with Villa
.Minjr:.'. - i Wo ',:r.';'
tinned
all in) columns can come into action
columns can come Into action.
,.i. ,,..11 i ..hi, i.i...
He has only a small guanl wtth him
.'tu .-itiilr.- ...ilin.ii, .,f i -inn
ench have been ordeted Into the field to
put sue htm They win
draw a cctn
t ii-ii Cahazns
plete ring around Villa.
will move III from the south, lien. Her-
r,'rl1 fri'm ,hr ,"'"' Moltloumlo and
I'l'm. n.i. ..... . .'illinium in.. ..iiivi
columns, ami I will have charge of the
column from the north. My troops are
already moving for this purpose
"I have onlerivl Gen, lleitanl In as
slst und he will evacuate rulmuis
rhottly. Gen, Berlanl probably will Join
our fntces at Guzman,"
Jen, Gutierrez Intimated that to offset
any further need fot an Anu-ilciti ex-
IM-dltloii tlie Ciirrana Ginerninent wouM
utteiupt to wipe out ine v iiiifias.
"In iiildltlon to the live columns," he
said, "we have ordered between 7. mm
anil 8,000 troops to concentrate at towns
In territory where Villa's bandits lire."
Gen. Gutierrez leaves Jinrez In a
day or two tn take charge of the cam
paign. Want to neat I. S, Troops.
liver) effort Is being made by the
Mexicans to effect the capture of Villa
the arnral or American troops
on the t-cene. They feel that it would
In- a rejection upon them to have the
American troops effect the capture after
the Mexican forces In large numbers
have leeii at the taut for such a length
of time.
Carranza troops at OJIuagn, across the
border from Presidio, revolted to-day
,and assassinated their commander. Gen.
itojas.
i a tioop of the Thirteenth Culled States
'ayalry Is on Its way here from .Haifa.
i as it Is feared that the C.irranzlstas may
ctuH tho for.ler and attack Americans.
tfen. Calles. Govenior of Sonora, Is re-
" i,ul "" eauiinea
uml()r n.irt,.t1 hlM. i.,,,,. ,,, .
i .
nmn,, ,,v,-,
Half a million
lartridges cotlslglleil
In Gvli. Call's weie i-cUed at Douglas,
Allr... Iiy I'lilted Stales soldiers
. tin. -lu-iiii leiiinee reiiiriuug imill .Men-
zarl say Cariauza .soldier" who lined fhe
inu-K ai t sum ona curseo tin. i iiueii
Males.
' Discussion of the American camp.ili;n
took on the form of siKC.iIatlon to-day
.11 .... . .... .... .. .
ntniiii me pi.tiu. m tne wncric.tns
or keeping open a line of .ommnnlc.t-
J.,OI,;Hnd "cpw.o,
visions w ithout the isipei.,tii
Juarez authorities and the rep
Ith pro-
ittnui of the
reiilr and
use of the Mexico Northwestern Hall-
' road from Juarez to i!,isn tlrai.de?,
the American iirmj's Mexican base of
operations will w H5 miles finin tne
American line, as it is that distant e
from Columbus to Casus Grai.des, the
respective points where the American
troops will take up their march into
i Mexico nnd open their onmimlgn after
Villa.
The country is mountainous, much of
It the vtort on the whole American
continent. There are very few ranches
: or farms In the country and no forage
; for horses at this time of the year.
' Some of the mountainous countrt Is
I Impassable for cavalry and Is penetrable
, , , n imX-
are numerous and chance., for am
buscades plentiful.
I elisor nn th Job.
A ricld ciMisoishlp was estaliltsheil by
American rict along the border tn-tlav
hkimi corps
. CllltrKe of the
optriitoi-s were put In
telegraph and telephone
' "lunntus, .vi , (ne concen-
' trillion point of the American army of
on guanl In the offices nf the despat. hers
of all railroads entering Kl Paso. ,t that
every pet nou.il and telephone conversa
tion was hc.ml by a military man The
lestlll wax that the public was denied all
news regaidlng the movement of troops.
Huwtiver. It was known fhnt a st...
j ,.(; tia carrying army englneeis ar
rived here from San Antonio and one
company, said to be Company 'I, was
left In 111 I'aso, while three other com.
paulis, said tn have been Companies i:,
II and F, went wett
The aeroplane corps from Fori Sam
Houston tor use In the Held In couting
Villa's location passed through here to.
night, eight ol them, en route for Colum
bus. The Tent -third Infantry arrived
In re from Galveston.
Incoming passengers from Columbus
at noon to-day said that the military
...llllll .it 1 .l1lllllhllM is IISM1III1 lilt- lilt- lit-.i.
portions. b.. .i,.-.e is indication ih.it
r,n' wl '"' readiness to move
for three or four days It was str.ted
that the delay Itl getting stalled Is title
i " ''"'K "' train equipment and the
reilioiroes.'. oi tne ,.i'H ..irniio null J.I
Paso frontier from Ihe garnsons seat
teietl throughout the country.
Suspicions of the police that Vllllsta
sympathizers were plotting trouble ln
111 I'aso were conlli uietl when Mauser
rllles, ammunition, pistols and sabres
were selzetl by the police fioin a house
on South 111 I'aso street last night. They
have been scut to Fort Ullss for safe
keeping
Mexicans this afternoon tired several
shots at a freight train mi the Southern
i pueltle ltallio.nl fotlv miles east of here,
Ileal lin I Hancock, -it that point the
railroad runs near the International
bmiler Tlie men who did the. firing ran
back lowuitl Mexico when the train
came to a halt.
Telntritins leielvetl heie In-night from
thii south said Unit Villa killed four of
the Corralllos Cattle Company's, ranch
hands when he crossed the ranch estei -
dav. it Is not believed that any of the
victims were Americans, as all Ameri
can employees of the ranch are said to
have left. 'Hie ranch Is American
owned.
Recruitinsr of 20,000 Men
Ordered Begun at
Army Stations.
SENATE TO PASS
RESOLUTION TO-DAY
New Troops to Help Guard
Border as Veterans
Invade.
MEVEB LONDON ONLY
DISSKNTINft VOTR
Hay Defence Bill to Be
Bushed Through (Vmgrcss
Without Halt.
Wasiiincton, Mutch H. Witlibut
even the formality of debate-, the House
to-night adopted a Joint resolution au
thorizing the President to recruit the or
ganizations if the army to 120,000 men,
or nearly I'O.OOO nbmc tho maximum
strength now authorized by law. Thin
measure, when adopted by the Sen!,
will enable the President to add 1,
!'I7 to Ihe tloops available for gtMrdlnt
the bordet, while the eilMncd soloiere
of the regular army are In pursj.t nf
Villa.
With the tMeptloii of one dlssent.nc
voice, that of Ibproentailve Meter
London, the New York Socialist, the
tote was unanimous, the ,(cs being :'3K.
Tine., member'. Thompson and Daven
port of Oklahoma and Bal.ey of I'cr.u
sylvanla the Litter the l.snler of the
small group oi p.niis uiJ.mn.H 0r
William .1. Iliyiin, declined to tli-e either
for or agiliiKt the ti-sotmloti when h
(lauding vote was .alien.
The anion ill the u,n,s WJS HUn
followlnv , t-oiitel elite between Sucretarj
of S..r Baker and the chairmen of tie
military committees or emigres
The Jt,t resolution will ,iine up in
the .-en.it,. m-inoiiow Assurances have
Wn given t,j s-iiate leatlers that it n!H
be passed ,,tht ,,.av Ult .,,.
wil enable th- President to Increaw. the.
mobile mm) in coiit.n. mill r,iitf, s-u's
to more than r..iiiiu ., ,,, f ,1,A
may be und in Alex.co oi nar tlw
border in the event m an enierKcncv
tne army ui nre.sent numhers iV.m
. .-. tit si . ni) a.i.iino mo ,te troops
ai"e In the Cniteil St.tif . The othens are
"' . ..n,iin.i nni in r n I .. n,i
posses.
nun. i uere hic iii.h
'ppi'ntmntely
. Amerit in soldiers mi the bonier,
'"oi.ii,.n m tn,. lesoluiii.n tv.ir
y one uf l!
taken lii. da. t
It the d. sio- il (if
meet nut nwr.
place iiie.U.lt. fun I
the Adtiui.istr.iti.il.
Ken.) t ,i,t mat ,,r. ,n f ti. M. sarj
situation.
To t Icr ) for Hu,. .
Utforts to clear u, ,,,r ,,
saielatlotl of the 11,1V .l. .,. ,e.,sMi ir
regular aruiv and I'ed.-.itiz!, K ,. ,;i I
to. wen- iiiideit.ik.n , i,;. maj.o.iv
leaders in the H.ui-e. The PiesLI. n":
also summoiie.l Kepi.-entai.t,. 'ai,.tt
cliuiini.tn of th- Ho,.,. Natal Afi..!
l-oimnmee. to the Win;.- Hon. ,,, mur
haste in tne pr.-oai.it on i,i ,, bii. pro
vldiig for , i..,v ,.Ui...tK ping,-.,,,,,,,,.
When llepreseniativt lln.t ,,i ln lU
House to-night to stib.lt his ri-oliili.ui
authorizing the tneiease of tlie aims
Ui to maximum stri-m-th and .Uked
iiii.iiiiiiinus t.in.em inr linmed.ate
in.
iiiii.-i. itinn, noi a Vuc- was
against It
raliteo
"The demand lit. i, , it:,.,,,, along th
bord.-r for prutectiou whilt !', ,,,mt
goes llilo Mi-Xifti Is t.-ry .,.,1 - ,,. M(rj
"Telegi.iius fi ,1111 ,,vu s, i hi, fs nf
pollci .1111I ollif evil otilclals an , j. 1 1 j c .
Ing tin War Depart t ,-m Tn ia., t,
existing o' n. nil itions ,,: -., ,tlr . in-
latitty aid Held .it tllN-t y to full si
the I'tesldi-ni -li,iul, have Hi,, .m"
tloll of t'Ollgless fur l'.'.'lIT libi.l
liin.ilO'i now aiiihnili'd bt law
niCu
r.z-i-
"It Is lllillli dlalt l 1 .,' trill the
border shall have pioiectuui, ,md 't
.IVlilil ..lll'hg IlUt Mllllllti-elS It IS te
ll! Veil that this Is tlie b....t til tn : follo-v
to avoid cunve.viiig tin. Iniiiression thst
this Ctoterntii.'iu i- lut nt ui inv n'.hn
obje. l than tip- capture of Villa and his
outlaws."
Not In I nil 011 Itiiiiril,
"IVllJ," lisstd lii pie.ellt.ltlve litis of
Texas, ate not ihe I Ja.unii N.ri'i.'tl
t'lli.nil.n.ea. ni.in.v uf h.i. 11 liave mie e
their sei V It es, av .. table for till., ci b
".Many tit' tln-n hive otteied i.ie
services," it-nlltil ,i. Hit "t ni'd
be'tlitlicult to t'lioose son,,, and lee I
t.IKe tltllcl h '
.Mr les sugllesti i tli.it (tie pen ..
emits winiltl be nuii.ilniil cell. l .
I lit v explained ili.U t 1 j would g-
organization" witn tialiied im p and tii.r
thev vtould ! ill., li I'm d as soon as M
emergen' y had p is. i d
"Is it nut a f.i't." ,i..nl lb pres. nt, 1
live Kiilill of I'alll'oriila, ' t li.it iimiiv
mllitia oisain. itloiis Have voliiutecrt-il
to ko inio Mexico "'
"There has en a la rue number, n--plliil
Mr Hat, "1ml I do not appr. In nd
anv danger of no Invasion"
Alter tills brief lOlloquy the S le.lk' e
called for the a.ves and noes, and ;cp.
reectltallVt leiliiloll a tun- l.list-tl ,l,,s
vole- against tin volirnc nf aye. tti.if
came fioin all pal Is of the ohamli I'
The resolut.iin adopied by lib Hutis
follows '
",'t vnliii. That w In n In Ine .hid t iv
ol the I'leslilelit an einei Keli.y ..t-sof
which makes t n mh, nl n'.tiinl.
zatinns of Ihe iiuiv whl 'h am now I,
low the ma.xltuutn nbsted sti-emjlh
thonzed by law : i .11 to raised fortri.
with to (hit stii'tnif'. and shall be main,
talnnl us ninth a- piistihl.. tli.'i - t i
, long as th n r
-llllll . - ut I ti .e
the b. I i 'I i - i
t "Provided that
I strength of un
M d at i
vice shall tint
lode in
'K I'd
' is, i, .
crults iheieof at it. ".ns i
but such I i n. is . all ,r
by more than a per i , , t
'In oil
or sin i
Ulted strenfith iinsci'lbed
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