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nd doubtleea sober the hotheads among
tb Carrnnlta. However, lie haa no
oriucum io mntto or the troop.
Ilo recognl.nd that 300 writ armed
Ciirratirlfitn ngalnn 100 American
ucro nblo by flank movement to put
major iompKirmn jconmiand In dangurou
ponltloii and lie immune tho retreat and
rtinnlror right whh tho only nlternntlvo
to euffcrltig terrible lossc and perhaps
annihilation.
CarraniUta were enabled to pursue
Americano In running battle for eight
mile because many of them were well
mounted and they henttered, endeavoring
to get In behind the American and
direct croseflro. Tho fight followed the
ralltond nil the way to Kantn Crut.
Col. Ilrown wan with Major Young'
quadron of the Tenth Cavalry nt Hunt
Crnr. With thl niuadron. which Irid
machine tun troop, the Mexican had
little chance to continue the battle, al
though darknece saved them from being
annihilated.
Hupplementlns hi report In rcganl to
the tight with Vlllleta. Major Howie
lato lo-nlglit wired Consul Letcher at
Chihuahua city details of tho tights
which ho had between I.thorja and
Santa Crux.
Consul I .etcher Iranxinlttcd the men.
ragv. to Gen. FtniMon. Major llowcc
aid one trooper wa hilled and two
wotindid.
'Jen. Kunnlmi bus received norontlnmi-
tlon whatever from any fottrce to Ktib.
tantl.tte the Mnry of Villa' death.
Army officers, while receiving no Infor
mation to the contrary, decline to dl
ciifs the story. It I the lelli'f of many
that If a Irmly Is being brought to Chi
huahua purporting to b Villa' It Ih h
trick of the Mexican to have an excuse
for American troops to be withdrawn
from Mexico.
ATTACK SUPPLY TRAIN.
Bandits Attain Anll Pembina;'
l.tnr One Killed.
San .Antonio, Tex., April 16. Hen.
Perfhlng reported this afternoon that
for the cotid time In the week his sup
ply train ha btcn attacked by Mexicans.
One of tho bandit was killed, but none
ti tho Amr1imi were Injured.
Ill message to C.en. Kiinaton tuld that
Mm attack occurred late Friday night at
point fifteen mile north of Satevo.
Tho first attack occurred on Tuesday
night, when an ambush was planned by
UV Mexicans, tlen. l'crshlng rodo
through It, but his supply truln wu at
tacked and thy guard had a hot fight.
Friday night's lust-null made by a
band of abvtit forty Mexicans, presuma
bly Vlllltta. (Jen. Pershing says hi
train consisted nf motor trucks carrying
acroplancH and aeccfsorlc. Tho lien
eral was In advancu of the train.
Another im-wiago was rivelcd at
tteadquartcrs hre from American Consul
Letcucr In which he elated he had re
ceived a message from Col. W. C. Brown
at Santa Cru asking that an aeroplane
fee despatched Immediately to bring tne.
age.
What Col. Brown has to report is not
taieci, dui ii lb believed, that un attack
no been marie on the American troop.
fctanta Cruz is a small settlement nbout
twenty miles from Parral, where Col.
Brown's force of Ho men mus attacked
y tUo Mexican ifjoiiution.
U. S. MUST GO IN.
Preach Attache itaa I'orrlan In-
trretf Are Italned.
Mon (jUEenhelm, nlt.ii-ln: of the
French legation In Mexico city, who
arrived yesterday by the Ward liner
Monterey, made temark about the sit
uatlou In the peituibed republic that
diplomats usually are chary about of
fering to leporterv
The Interest of Kngland. A merle and
France In Mexico, he said, had been
ruined and the ltc of foreign residents
made intolerable. So snon as th Euro
pean -war Is over America bhonfd iter
the country anil by force of anna re
etere tranquillity.
Intervention should not bo undertaken
now, us It Mould be Dlatinir Inin the
hands of German t-jnipathlirrs, who
nave oeen intriguing with the object
of Involving the United Htates Imme
diately. This countr would not be In
a position now to retaliate tgi Herman)'
hould she pernlet in wilful attacks on
Unarmed liners If the I'tillcd States
Tiad a war vi hand with Mexico.
AlbO by the Monterey came Louis Itos.
ar, who will be Washington representu
tlvu of the Jr. Iran Oaihj Mm, Hhlch
lll be established soon In Mexico city.
It will be published In Kn'nllei. nd
managed by (Iconic Weeks, an Ameri
can newspaper man formerly of Cali
fornia wid this city. Mr. Hnsr said.
"The objtct of tho staff of the new
paper will be to gather and disseminate
accurate new nf happenings In Mexico.
We will s-nd this news to both Ameri
can and Mexlcun papers.
Tho trouble In Mexico b.is been due
In part to American trader- with Mexi
can Interests anil Mexican trader who
have been attempting to misrepresent
the situation with the hope of precipitat
ing war between Mexico and the United
HtHtre. They are thus furthering the
interests of Germany, which is undoubt
edly back of ihs movement.
"I believe Carrama Is well intentloned,
and wo In Mexico bWlev.i President
Wlleon Ih well intentloned, ami between
the two, I thli,k, the troubles might
be adjusted In a manner satisfactory to
both Mexico and the United 8tle.
"It wan f.ilil at II 1st thut Carranza
was making no effort to capture Villa
and thus put an end to depredation on
the American border. We now see thut
It was a difficult thing to take Vlllu.
The United State. hoped to rapture him
In a week. Now three week have
passed and bo is still free. Can you
blame Cun-anza fur not taking lilin
under the circumstauci'.'"
The Mnuteiey was detained in Quar
antine because a Mexican xif.rage pas
senger who tmbaiked at Tninplco and
was landed at Havana developed small
png there. Ten steerage passenger
were transferred to Hoffman Isliiml and
all the second and third class psssengera
wars vaccinated.
The Havana doctors said at first thut
the U Mexican did not have kmallnnv
Two days later, when the Monterey was
about midway between this tiort and
Havana, a wlrelesa mets.igu from Ha
vana bald the patient had smallpox, and
that I why the Monti rey was held up,
MEXICO DUTIES IN GOLD.
Carransa lasne Citatum lleerer to
A Id Finances.
Mkxico Citt, April 17 (S:0S A, M.)
A cuelomi) decree diy the Flrnt Chief de
clare that provisions, fuel, &o . are ex
empted fiom paying any dullen what
ever, but all iinri-eliiplf artbles are to
pay duties In gold The nieiclianl
hitherto have been paying the duties
partly In currency, which ledoumls un
ustly to their beneilt.
Th decree is to go Into effect at nild
hltfht on April 30.
Sara Turks Can't Hold Itnsslnn.
Sftettl Cable fietimlcA to Tat 8l.r.
lANboN, April fi The Peirograd cor-
reKnoillli-nl nf f I , . Ilnlllf Mull Irl.jn.
"After a six days alla4l, agaliist' the
liusslan the links have abandoned the
German plan to iee the road between
Iike Van and lluennu Tlnlr retrc.it
meaiib thai all fresh linnpri available
from Constantinople will uualil.- to
llctatn (hi. Kusslan advuii '
ilrltlsh Cusuiilllo n lint l.'JU.'i,
hntlnl rat.ir if,is t , i ,lt. sts
faiMiON Afinl !; .'I'o.iln'i. iklllil.il
tasually llsi cuviiliiii nil llililsli ihmiIi
gives Hie iiiinibir m miiii'i- ;,i ,,i
slioni in in i.dlid .mo ii,,, i m
I.0J7, nf whom 'mi; mi, kdlm This
makes lu ilip s Haul suu 1 1 U "2J, of
whom 3li wim KlkUil,
WASHINGTON
OF VILLA
Officials Believe Bandit Chieftain Is Much Alive, in Ab
sence of Confirmation From Pershing or Letcher
If True, Troops Would Be Recalled.
Washington, April 16. The report of
Villa' death 1 receiving scant credence
in army circle hen, wliere tho c)lnton
la freely expressed that the Carranza
aulhoritlea In their eagemesa to gtt tho
American troops out of Mexico have ob
talmd a body resembling Villa to make It
uwear that the bandit had been made
away with mid that the neccmlty for tho
American expedition no longer exist.
The fState Department and White
House, arc non-committal, pending fur
ther dMnll.
"Villa," declared a high officer of the
army lo-nlght, " I aa alive a he ever
was."
Not only has Gen. I'emhlng, whose
personal headquarters arc In the region
where Villa's body was supposed to have
been discovered, failed to report his
deatli but not a word on the subject
haa been received from Consul Ma
rlon 1. Letcher of Chihuahua. State
Department officials Indicated trial
t-ttcher, who haa known Villa for some
time, will be Instructed to view tin body
If It I brought to Chihuahua.
Later to-night further conflicting re
ports were received at tho Mexican Km
bassy concerning the fate of Villa. Con
sul Garcia at El Paso, In a second des
patch, declared :
"Although there Is no confirmation, It
can be assumed that the body of Villa
wu found fifty mile south of Can
Antonio, chihuahua. The place where
he was burled was discovered by a
Vllllsta General captured by Gen. Cava
zos. Body expected to-day at Chihua
hua from Ciislliulrlachlc, under oaro of
Cavuzo troops commanded by Col.
Carranza."
Ilntly Paraaea, Obreoa HeporU.
A second despatch, dated to-day. from
War Minister Obregon at Mexico city,
however, reiterated that Villa I fleeing,
hotly pursued by Carranza troops. Tho
telegram reads:
"The last report rendered yesterday
by Oen. Luis OuUerret, military com
mander at Chihuahua, Informed me that
the eastern nucleus has been completely
defeated at Corral dc Plcdras In a light
lasting threo hour and twenty minutes.
The whole band, composed of SO men,
has been disserted. It wss commanded
by leader J. Arrango, Martin lopez
SINKING OF PORTUGAL
JUSTIFIED BY TURKEY
Russian Hospital Ship Taken
for Transport Carried
No Rwl Cross Fin,'.
Hehmn, via London, April 1$. The
Oversea News Agency has given out the
following :
"The Turkish Government publishes
this report of the commander of the
Turkish subinarlilo which sank the
steamship Portugal:
Hie ship was -Wbtcd on the niaht
of March and 30. It wa steerlnr
toward a landlna dIiut. Whin
breult came It was ascertained that th
ship was ladin liewvlly nnd that It was
towing several heavily loaded punts,
with numeni'is occupant. The commander
and other officers of the submarine were
Justified In Iwllevlns the ship was a trans
port wtilcli was on the way to land
tromis and surplice. The ship was painted
Jray, with a small red line, und flew tho
Kussian merchant llag No P.ed Cross
flag was flung and the name of the
Miip was Invisible,
fhe first torpedo did not hit. After
the exp'oslon of the second torpedo,
wlilrh struck Im1,,w tli Itriit. i1nli!
..I.ln.1,.,, , ,l . I.. t,l TLI.
; , .1. !
r,,.v.c.n uimuumr.iiy as ou iu large
quanUtles of explosives stored In the
ship. Immediately after this a destroyer
attacked the submarine.
'The llusslan affirmation that the ship
was struck by two torpedoes Is untrue.
"The Turkish Government regrets If
persons exclusively In the Ited Crosb ser
vice perished, but the responsibility rests
on lh Kusslan Government, which trans
ported these persons on a vessel which
was being used tor war purposes against
the Turks.
'Provisions of the conventions udopted
at The Untrue stipulate that hospital
ships must be painted white, with a green
or red stripe one and one-half metera
lopg, and also must II y the lied Cress
flag."
RED CROSS BODIES AT OUTS.
-4 Ml
Russia Jiorlety Ceases Relation
With Teuton Organisations,
SlHCial Cubti I'ttpatch lo Tui sis
PcrhO'iiun, via London, April id.
Prince Charle. of Sweden has been usked
to ascertain the views of the German and
Austrian Ited Cross Mocleties rtsaiding
the winking nf the Itusslan Ite fro
ship Portugal.
Meantime, In view nf the fact that
these societies have not protected, the
liusslan Ited Cross has resolved to cease
relations with them.
DEFEAT TURKS AT BITLIS.
Raastaua Rvpalae .Vew Division
Which Came Prom Constantinople.
SptcUl Cablt Dttfauh to Tub Bus.
Petkooiup, via Iondon. April 1. The
ollowlng orlicial statement regarding
the opuratlon of the urmy of Ihe Can
casus was Issued by the Kusslan War
Office to-day: I
At BUM after many day fighting
we defeated a Turkish division which
recently arrived In Armenia from Con
Muntlnople. We are energetically pur
suing the retreating elements. Wo
captured IS officers and SBO AskurU
and Maxim guns,
lailer the War Office Issued the follow,
itu' supplementary statement:
Supported by our artillery from the
ea and land we stormed a Turkish
position on tho left bunk nf the Kara
lllver, twenty-llve veists eat of Tr
blieond We are pursuing the enemy,
BRITISH ADVANCE ON TIGRIS.
Turba Leave Many Drad In Their
Abandoned Trenches.
.vpfcinf rvi'ie f)pafcA lo Tun Sr
liONPos. April !. The War Olh
!?!!:!. . ''W. 'V''' "1
lo-diiy regarding Ihe operotlotis In 1
.vesnpoiiiliila ;
!en Sir Percy lake report
tin Friday there wa a heavy gale
the w hole day.
'in Saturday gradual but sternly
lirogrisx was made- on the right bank
of iln liver und the enemy' udvancid
lines weie dilveii In and occupied.
Tim enemy Iff t many dead and a
number of prisoner In the trenchea.
SCEPTICAL
DEATH REPORT
and so-called Oen. Uettram, who style
himself second In command to Villa.
The band also had In lis ranln ih
Villa General lteyiia. Prisoners cap
tured state that Villa, accompanied by
eight or ten men, fled toward the moun
tains, wounded. He I belnij pursued
and our own force will contlnun to hunt
the bandit, hoping that he will soon fall
Into our band."
The War Department wan awaiting
with greater Interest to-night tho receipt
of un official report being forwarded to
Washington by tlen. Fuuston from (Icn.
Pershing, giving detail of the right at
Pnrral.
Although a long routine despatch wa
recclvei from Peishlng curlier In the
day Secretary Haker declined to give It
out, but stated that It contained tho In
formation that Pershing had sent un
aeroplane courier to Parral for full de
tails and wus expecting a report momen
tarily. The Mexican Rmhassy has received,
under date of April 10. a telegram from
Gen. Alvaro Obregon, Carranza' Mlnli
ler of War. tit Mexico ell v. which .ml
only Indicate that Villa Is still allvo
but declares that the commander of the
American forces In the Parral affair bad
taken the blame for what ccurr,l. Th
! telegram, which waa made public to-
nigni, reaas as rouows:
"The forces which were commanded
by tho bandit Villa und which have
already been reduced to 100 men have
abandoned him. Villa Is being accom
panied by only fight bandits and Is lire.
log over the mountains trying to escape
our troops, which purrue him very
cioeeiy,
nearettable Incident.
".rter the rogrettable Incident at
Parral the commander of the American
forces usked for a conference with the
Mayor of the city, Jose de la ll.Trtrn,
and after It had taken place the Mayor
made the following report :
" 'I have Just arrived from Santa Cruz
iliejas. where the American forces are
encampen in number of 400. They wel
comed me cordially, I have conferred
two hours with the Colonel of tho rl
ment, and they are. convinced that they
nde a mistake In entering the town
without giving any notice to thn authorl.
ties, staling also that they sent a courier
rrom Karagosj, hut that ho probably
was captured by bandits in going to
ask permission, and this lielng the case
did not reach Parral on time,
FRENCH MAKE
TRENCH GAINS
NEAR VERDUN
Continued roia First l'agr.
been rivals In heroism. Honor lo all of
them !
"The Germsnn no doubt will attack
again, lel each work and watch to ob
tain the same result as Wore. On le
oura !'
"Gen. Petaln's final wonle, 'On lsfc
aura,' are In true j . I li i Idiom, recently
coined, and form part of a song which
is sutm to a successful revue air.
"The enemy put two divltdmiN in line
on April 10 In the Calllette wood and on
April II lietweeti Dotiaumont and Vaiix
to check the progress the French were
ni'tkiiiR. They were repulsed every
where. Although they succeeded in
Iienetratlng the French litis- at u slnale
point, they were Immediately cjectid,
leavlfir prisoners behind.
"The Kmperor revienid one division
engaged at this point a few days pre
lous to the attack. In his adilr'-- lo
the troops the Kaiser raid ;
'"The war of lTo was decided at
Paris. Tlie presnt war ouelit to end
at Verdun.'
Thise words of thr German Km-
I' .' I""l. I'lU ll(.
peror already liave ,rf.n printed, but tV
jccuaion on wnicli ttiey were spoken and
me proumable source from which the
account nf them was derived, that Is.
from prisoners, has never before ben
given."
Discussing Gen. Petaln's order a semi
official statement Is-ned to-d.i) saj-
"In the ptrlod from April fi lo 15 the
German army made a double eiT rt In
the region north of Verdun on both
bunks of the Meuse. Following thn oper
atlons begun on March 19 the cnemv,
master of Malancoui t since March 30
and of liethlnrourt, evacuated volun
tarily by us on the night of April 6-,
held points of pussase on Forget llrook
und was able to debouch therefrom.
"On April 9 he be an a general of
fensive along the entire front between
ilaucourt and Cumleief.. At the same
time be attacked .west and north of
Avocourt, In Mulancourt Wood und on
the right hank of the Meuse us far
as the wood and farm of llaudretnout.
"Die Herman troops were lenulsed
everywhere except south or IMhUi
court, where they succeeded In gaining
an advanced work destroyed by hcavv
artillery On the Cote du Polvre they
obtained u foothold In a Ireticb rust
of Vuchcraiivllle.
"The lighting continued on the 10th
In the icglon of Hethlmourt nnd toward
t Mnrt llomnie. On the i:th the ad
versa ry made a local attack on Ciiu
rettes Wood, east of Ciimleres,
"Large forces were used. Iletwecn
Haucourt ujid '.lie Meuse alone we Iden
tified, thrntisii prisoners, twelve revl
ments belonging to five different dlvl
slops, two of which were engaged for the
first time." '
ITALIAN CABINET UPHELD.
Forelara Minister Derlarr Orenpa.
lion of Kplrii I Temporary.
Special Cable Petpntch to Tim Sis
Home, April 16. Follow lug a seeeh
by Karon Sidney Soimirui, Italian For
eign Minister, reviewing the events of
the last sixteen months, the Italian
Chamber of Deputies udnnte.1 a voin ..r
confidence In the Government to-day by
il vote of 353 to 36,
in his address Karon Sonnlno said
that tho occupation of tho ICplrus was
temporary and that no policy providing
for Its conquest was under considera
tion, On behalf of the Government he
admitted the principles of the laindon
conference of Ainbass-adorw regarding
niuania, ami ham mat the, iidmlMsloii of
letiutlea from I'plrus to the Greek
Chamber was In accordance with these
principles
Karon Sonnlno said thut the with
drawul nf I roup to Avlona wo luevita-
me oiu promised to help Serbia. The
I Italian navy, he said, had transported
..'lO.OUO soldiers, wounded and refugoes
t,H innno ii..rk..u ...in
though enemy sui.marineH made nmetee n
at tucks, and In tidto of mine holds ...i
tacks from the air and tho activity of
enemy deatroym' and cruiser. Tim Her
blan army, hn said, had been rivanstl
titled. fleganllng thn treatment of Italian
prisoners In Austria, he said thut the
prison camps had been visited repeatedly
by the American Ambassador und Ited
Cross agent and that official report
slated Hint there wa uo ill treatment.
THE SUN, MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1918.
MEXICO CRISIS ADDS
TO STRENGTH OF T.R.
So Friends Suy, After Confer
ence in Oyster Buy
Sanctum.
U. S. WEAKNESS SHOWN
Orsrr.R Hat, April Id. friends who
have visited Col. llooeevelt In the Inst
few das tiro of ihe opinion thai every
new development In the Mexican situa
tion Is advancing the movement for hi
nomination as the Hepubllcan candidate
for President. They believe that the
troubles across the border ate dally
making tho demand for the Colonel
stronger and that tho same troubles are
working against President WIIon'
chances for reelection.
Whether or not President Wllron con-
sent to ii withdrawal of United States
lrnma fi-rt, . l I I t I t
... , , ,,,
It Is believed that hi action will only
be one of tho cumulative straws that
will put Mr. Wilson In uch a light thai
the people will be foiced to turn to
Itooscvelt.
Col. Itouv-vclfa opinion of the Mexi
can situation, aa It waa gleaned from his
callera to-day. I that the United States
has shown Itself so Impotent In dealing
with n solitary bandit and his rovlne-
band that the nation would be at the
merry of any strong Power attacking t
on either coojt.
The Colonel pointed to the situation In
Mexico a an object lesson to all Ameri.
ran and expressed the hope that the
people would awaken to tho patent needs
of the country.
Those who talked with him In his
study sat, I that bo called their attention
lo the fact that It Is now six weeks, since
Villa raided Columbus, N, M and com
mitted the depredations which forced
Pretldent Wilson to send the t'nlted
States troop over the border. And In
these weeks, he pointed out. the military
iTsouro s of the United Stales have been
tuxed to lh utmost to get u column Into
opeiatlon for the pursuit into the Mile.
Tho Colonel Impressed upon his vlsl
tors that so far nothing ha been ac-
compnsnei, as was Indicated tersely In
Curraniu note requesting the with
drawal of troops. In these six weeks
a strong Asiatic Power, notably Japan
and a strong Kuropean Power could
have landed troops on our coast. I0U.U0U
on the east coast, 200,"00 on the west
coast, and these Invaders could have
made their landings and mobilizations
much more quickly than the. United
ritates could get ready to reilst them,
It wus declared,
In pointing this out the Colonel spoke
of the eloekllko rapidity with which
.In pan. tlew at ltus;U and with which
Germany's fighting machine, moved Into
Ilelglum nnd uer-s that country at
the ml I break of thn Kuropean war,
These were only evidences of the speed
with which a nrsl class Power, pre
pared for all emergencies, could act In
waging wur, and they throw Into high
relief Ihe present plight of the t'nlted
.Stalls, as exemplified In Its Mexican
tlllllciiltlcs to-day. If this nation should
be attacked by u foreign foe.
The contrast between this country's
pursuit of Villa an, I the way Germany
fought her way from the border of Ue.
Kiiitii to the b.ittle of the Murne, all
within the period of six weeks, has been
held up to Itoo-evelfs callers as a strik
ing example of the Inefiiclency of the
military arm of our Uovitntnent and
the state of unprepa redness' of the na
tion. Chasing Villa, tbu Colonel's callers
were told, required most of the mobile
forces of the United States and left the
country destitute of any eonslderable
number of regular troop", besides bring
ing out the announcement that th" Na
tional liuaiit might be called on to pro
tect the border
SAYS POLES THRIVE
UNDER GERMAN RULE
XalivcH Ar Noing Ktlut'iitt'rt
for S'lf-(fovcrniiiPii, Civil
Clii'pf Awns.
Ht.f.t.t.v. via London, Apr'l K.- -An
Interview with llerr von Krli, chief
of the civil administration of Ihe occu
pied district of Itiisslan Poland, was
given out to-night b the Overseas News
."gency. It rcado In part:
"Whin we enteted Poland the liusslan
civil orllcers had left t,e country with
1 1!
iroiis. ninco virtually no Poles
had bteu emploved III the civil udinlni
tratlou the country was without iov
etmiient and wan in a stale of chaos.
"At the start, whin Ihe Germans
held only one-third of the terrltor now
occupied by them, they were able to
feed the peopln on a very cointortnble
ncale, since there was u fairly good crop
In the burns. There wus f.vcn an ex
cess of food supplies' over wliut (he
people needed, A change came, how
ever, with tln oecupallon of Warsaw
which has more than I.OOO.tiAO liibabl
Hints, and other large districts.
"Not only did IliU Increase Ihe extent
of conquered trtitni) by more than
twice, but the Ktisnluns bad buttled all
the houses lor miles mound and had
detroed whatever they found, leaving
the uuntry In a condition which Is nl-
most uuiniiigiiiniiie i;verywiierc were
ruins, ilpsollltlon mi, Mitiireln
"Thus it was that when the Polish I
population returned to what wem for
t- i
inerly their homes thev were compelled
In live for a cettaln time In tienches,
dugouts or wooden bHrraeks hastily con
structed for them by the Germans.' Fur
thermore, it became necessary to feed the
Inhabitants of this Inrger district on sup
plies which had been iivalluble for one
third of thai area. This Imposed a rather
difficult task on the German administra
tion. Fortunately wc succeeded In avert
ing n catastrophe.
"Germany has taken can-, that the
coming crop will be sufficient by supply
ing seed grain to tlie Poles and assisting
them In other ways, so as to enable
the country to provide food for itself.
It Is a source of gnat satisfaction that
the crop resirts are excellent.
"As lo the fond supply, we are able,
ns I said, to feed the people until the
next harvest ; that Is, until September
I, Kut Inasmuch as it I lucis.ary to
pnrecd In an cnnoinlcal manner It
would have been of great servlie lo
Hie lionnlatloti If tile nrnteeteil tmrli,
relief had not failed on account of Iho
conditions Imposed by tjreat Krllaiu."
THREE SHIPS REPORTED SUNK.
Tnn Ilrltlsh anil a Norwegian Ves
sel snlrt to He l)ratrord.
,idi( Cable Pupates to Th Sis
LoNPON, April 16, Threo more vessel
lire reported to have been sunk. They
Include the Urltlsh steamship Fulrpurt of
.,133 tun gros and the small Nor
wegian vessel Tusnastabb. Tlie Fulrsrt
was. IM luporlul to have sailed front
Illo do Janeiro on Marolt IP.
The Ilrltlsh veol Curdonl also is re
ported Mo have been sunk by a nub
marina. The crew wu saved. The Car
doniu wu u, vessel ot S,08S ton net.
ALLIES WILL USE
GREEK RAILWAYS
Override Objections to Plan to
Bring Serbian Army to
Salonica.
TEUTONS MAKE PBOTEST
Sudal Caftfa Dttftek lo Tag Ben
London, April Jfi A despatch from
balonlca to tho Dalfj Jfoll say
'Th transportation of the Herblan
troop from Corfu to Balonlca by way
of Greece In order to avoid attacks by
submarine ha been begun. One do
tachment ha already nrrlved here."
The Insistence of the Allies to eonvey
the Serbian army through Greece, It I
statea in some despatches from Athcn,
produced u serious crisis for Greece.
One despatch, dated Saturday, savs::
"Greece ha passed out of the Un
lento Powers' calculations concerning tho
I - """ "itwuuiip. i iic 1 1 itllSJ'VI nil iuii
tiaikan operations.
. incident Drings tne long months of blck
crliiK between the Untenlu Minister and
tho Greek Government to a cllmag.
"The affair begun with objections to
the scheme submitted by the Alllea for
forming temporary bases In the Ionian
and .Kgean seas to permit measure
igaln'-t enemy submarines, which might
attack veasels carrying Serbian troor
L?, ., nlcaL ri',e countered theae
! Sb'fc.,lonB by blun,,y announcing their
to salonica. The Allies countered these
decision to transport the Serbs acros
ureevt territory.
"In addition to Ihe grave position be
tween fireere nnd the Allies tho episode
brought Greece Into Inevitable conflict
with the Central Powers, who now sav
that they would regard Greece' giving
labilities or passage to the Serbian army
ns nit unfriendly act.
"If the Serbian army Is conveyed by
the overland route. It will go from Corfu
(b Patra by steamer, then by rail from
ratras nnd Plrieur, Lrtsa and Eka
torlnl, where other vessels would trans
port It to Chnlcldlqur.
"The question of rolling stock would
then be Important. Apart from the
question whether the Greek railway pos
sess sufficient speedy transport for a
large army, there would be the diffi
culty of mobilising It at Pairs, unless
the Greek Government gnve the fullest
assistance,
"The newspapers discuss' Iho subject
anxiously.
Another despatch from Athens says:
"Premier Skoutoudls flatly refused to
consent to the use of the railways,
whereupon he was Informed that Greek
official sanction wm Immaterial. The
Alllis will not allow Greek opposition
to interfere with their plan.
"This action on the part of the Allies
must be admllt'd as being u vi ry drastic
step, but It Is tint surprising. In many
Platters It line aroused Indignation arid
even the talk of armed opposition If tho
Alll s land the Sertie.
"i"! recce on ever) occasion avowed her
Intention of strict neutrality, but Is now
l-lng threatened by both sets, of bel
ligerents. Tlae Central Powers told her
that "mere paper protests' will be of no
avail and that If she permits her rail
ways to be tifed they will regard It
us an unfriendly act.
"The Alllis also let It be known that
they are prered If necessary for strong
measures. The Government Is now look
ing around for a means of peaceful es
cape from the dilemma. Armed resist
ance by Grci-ee Ik out of the question,
but the Central Powers refuse to accept
this point of view. The last word seems
to rest with th Allies' council"
o Attack on Haloulra Planned.
r'ci'af CaMe Verpatrh to Tua Srs,
1Viik, April K,. The Greek legation
has been Informed from Athens that the
recent movement of Bulgarian and Ger
man troojis In Macedonia are not a pre
lude to an attack on Salonica. tiucii an
attack Is impossible, as the available
tnsjps are Insiifllehnt. The movements
arc cause. merily by the occupation of
strategical polnta along the Greek
fionller as u defe-ice against the proba
ble, ajlvancn of the Ktigllslt and French.
Think firrecr Will .Vol Yield.
fpecial Cablt liriMtrh to Tut Sri.
I'aiijb, April 17 i.Monda)) There is
much excitement In Parts with ngard to
the situation in Gretce IJvery one Is
wondering what the next move will be.
It Is questionable whether Greeie will
vlilrt to the Allies' deinstiils even If ex
treme coercive measures are appllid.
tirrrh Chamber Adjourn to M ,1.
'cia Cable Impalri to Tae Ki
Athens, via London, April lf (De-
nvr-dl The liov.rument will adjourn
t in1 Chamber of IVputles until May 3.
Allied warships, ale anchored In Hilda
Hay.
ALLIES FIND U. S. GUN BEST.
Adopt Weapon That Thla Country
Wonldn't Kven Teat.
The Allies have solved the problem of
securing n dependable machine gun, ac
cording to Italph II. Upson, an en
gineer for the Goodyear ltubber Com
pany, who reached here yesterday on the
American liner New fork. It lo an
American weapon that Is being adopted
by the French. Ilrltlsh and Belgian
troops, the la-wle machine gun that the
United Slates refused about three years
ago even to test
Col. 1. N. Lewis, U. S. A., retired, Is
tlie Inventor of the weapon. When he
could not give It to this country, al
though he offered It without cost, he
went to Kelglum and set up a small i
factory. Tim outbreak of the war gave
his gun a practical test and It proved
6P successful. Mr. Upson declares, that
me
uir
Allies are now removing all olhor
makes or machine guns from the first
line trenches and aeroplanes as fast as
the Ia?ws guns can bo obtained to take
their places.
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The Standard of Quality
When Furnishing insist upon
having "Hall's" Spring Beds
and Mattresses. They give
the best satisfaction because
they are the most comforta
ble, keep their shape always
and last longest.
"Hall's" Mattresses are
made of selected, long horse
hair, thekind that doesn'tmat
and get hard. We make arid
sell everything in bedding.
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Minufactuttra of Bed and Baddinj
25 Wtat 46th St.
BERLIN FIRM ON U BOAT
ISSUE, WASHINGTON HEARS
Continwd from First Page
faith In the entire submarine controversy
Is questioned by tho United Htute.i.
Germany, they say, regard It original
contention of "military necessity" aa tho
paramount Issue.
If warning merchantmen or passenger
ships Imperils the submarine, then there
must b no warning, according to this
explanation. "Better to make a nun-
tired mistake than to Imperil Germany"
Is the evident German motto, official
say. It Is contended that this will be
the race rcgardles of what th outcome
or any ruture negotiations on me suu
Jcct might bo so tone aa the refusal io
glvo up the submarine us a weapon
asalnst merchantmen I concerned.
GERMAN PRESS FIRM.
Koelnlsrhe r.eltnna" Call Work
f V Boat "llomane."
fpfrtat Cable netpatcS lo Th 8cs,
laiNPON. April 16. The AVWiiiscfte'
Zritunp of April 13, ooplcs of which
rcMcneci iKinnun lo-oay, says;
"Tho United State was recently
plainly Informed of the principles which
now govern our submarine warfare.
Thla warfare wilt ruiitiinin to bo waged
t n. ii-v: m.:.-i . ..
- . '
rerMrd whloh permits a neutral to accusu
Germany of having violated the rules.
"If the American press nevertheless
continues t besmirch Germany with
slanders, that Is no counter proof but
only a freh Indication of tho funda-
o. ii'mno muiuoe i.maio nr..
nsaiiiri buui iuui-hh any ueieiico is ru-
perfluous. Any one who known the fact
can only out of III will circulate- tho libel
mai uertnany lias oroken ncr pieugeM
word.
"America must reoognltc In the light
of the German nolo that there can lie
just un nine a qutMion or our Having
broken our promises a of having vlo -
lateI the law of humanity. The rKopto
should seek tuvly to emulate the model,
correct and humane conduct of our II
boat commanders Instead of blindly as
sailing them.
DesDlte the enemv nn,l a mirt of the
neutral press Germany will continue to
go tne way which, In aocoid with Inter,
national law. sho already has Indlculed."
ine sotcn y.euunii says:
"Germany has given America all the
information she can on the basis of It
Investigation utid has also stretched out
her hand with a view to a possible eluci
dation of tbs exact facts. As Die Ger
man Government has a clear conscience,
it can contemplate furth.r development
In fids affair with enuanlmltv sod mini.
dence."
Count Krnst zu lleventlow k-ivk ar.
castlcally In the Vruttchfi Tagetieituna:
"The Ormaji will try to preserve
their equilibrium while President Wilson
and his helpmate make up their minds
wiietner ermany s reply Is ratlsfactjiry
o viaeiungions jour latest communlca
Ions and whether they will contlnno
ihe kettledrum fire of notes which the
'lilted States frels railed unon to :,d.
dress to Merlin whenever enuny ships
are destroyed In northern L'uropcun
waters."
LOOK TO U. S. TO ACT.
'rench Paper .ay ttt'brr rut
i
A wait Decision Anxloosl.
fpfiit Cablr rit'pateli to Ta Si.
Paris, April lti. Several of
the
'rench newspapers emphasize what th..
consider to lie the in 'canity for united
ciion ny neutrals to ptotect their mcr-
iiniue tuarines.
The proportion of neutral shins m.hU
Incc March 23, as compared with e.
ls of the Allies sunk In the same
erlod, ha? risen from 32 to 51 per cent.
"The first condition for simultaneous.
If not for collective representations," the
Trmpn rnyr, "Is that the attitude of the
United States should facilitate the for.
matlon of tli neces.iry combination nf
noll-belllBHents. The Weaker States.
hlch dally nre undergoing humiliation-1
t the bands of the Germans and are I
aln- dall.v tribute III lives and shins 1
o G-miin piracy, are anxiously await-
ng Piesldent Wilson's decision, ro, it 1
Ily depends the ending of asas:.in.i.j
Cash in Vault .
With Federal Reserve Bank.
Checks for Clearings
With Correspondents
At Cull and Short Notice
Loans due within 30 days.
30 to 60 days .
" 60 to 90 days .
" after 90 days
Short Time Securities
United States and other Bonds
Customers' liability account
Acceptances of this Bank
and its correspondent
Capital
Surplus and Undivided
Circulating Notes
Acceptances of Foreign
Own Acceptances based
Deposits .
Commerical Credits established for customers tmtucd)
CONDITION MARCH 31, 1916
IRVING NATIONAL BANK
WOOLWORTH BUILDING
Strictly a Commercial Bank
I Hons at sea, In which Germany cannot
i pcrsxt except by grace of American
p.vsilvlty and the timidity of neutrals.
unless she Is resolved to provoko the
whole world against her In order to
Justify In tho yes of her own people the
I rout which Is Inevitable." ,
The Journal dot lltbalt nay :
' "The neutral must handle their own
cause. It Is evident that Ihe neutrals
consider that the honor of taking tho
Initiative for freedom belong to the
United States. The honor Is a heavy
burden, but wo cannot believe that tho
united States will seek to uvoid It
'OLD AMERICA NOT DEAD'
Wlleon Ha No Iteaaan for farther I
Patience, Sar London Paper.
Kpertal Cahln lutpalth lo tnr. Sry,
London, April l.Th Obtener, In
Its leading editorial to-day, say:
"Tho sand have run out. Though
President Wilson's has been an Intellect.
ual Job.
he cannot present to himself
any honorable reason for further pa-
iienre. ir vvaslilni;ton hands lo Altibas-
sador von IJcrnstortr his papers, what I
then?
"Let no one doubt that tt, nirv .,f it,.
United stini CW llVlA Ikn !. a.. Mill. t '
... " .""". """"'. t
i"i'n iii'ouoruiiie aim Itsiilssi n.nn,, r-
certain In tho tone run to have ml.htv i "'nort Herman
effect on the Issue tMico started on Cover Hattteflrld.
the struggle, the United State will go spfhl Cubit rt,Nt,h t t...
In to win, und will never stop short of i , T'-
victory. Whether or not United Stales ' 'oui.vti, via London, April Is' t,
troops come to Europe In the end lo r"lclal statement Issued by tlio 1!umi.
n niti nun inurscnna nio enthusiasm . war omoe to-day follows:
uuui nrrc nij in cranee. ini. sorbet on
the submarine campaign and the whole
problem of shipping would be Invalu-
aoie,
"The America of the civil war la not
dead, What the North and thn smith
lllrtV do together t lie woild has yet to
iuo-.
,
ITALIAN LINES ADVANCE.
AtiMrlan Krnrnate Positions mi
Montr fnrrtionllr, Itomr Iteporls
Special Cithlr Pripitrh tt Tnr Sc.s.
Itoitr, April If: The official slate
ment Issued by the Italian War Office to.
day follows:
There were artillery actlvltv and
troop movements In the tone between
the Lagarlna and Sugana valleve.
We repulsed small attack, against
cur positions at ftigllod.isplo and
Mllesromc In tho tipper Attlco Val
Icy. In the ttiigana Valley wo obliged the
enemy to evacuate a position on Monto
Orebonlle, southwest of Levico.
which wo maintain under our arllllcry
tire.
In Ihe C.irnlc zone there were artil
lery duels along the whole front from
the tippir Dugano to the upper Hut.
On the Mrzll on the night of April
15 the enemy directed a machine gun
and rifle fire without damage agHnst
a iiosltlon which lie had vainly as
saulted on April 13.
On the Carso bold attacks hv our
infantry to the east of Selz anil'.Mon-fak-onc
resulted In our occupation of
new advanced Kltons We took
twmty prl-oners and captured muni
tions and bombs.
CONEY COOL BUT LIVELY.
Croud f I .Mi. mm not Haines Law
.nii1vvfcli ppenr-.
The "hot ilogs" were the wannet
things at Coney Island yestird.iv, as
1SO.O0O people who went there will te.
tlfy. A good many ieept.(l out of win
dows before leaving homo, and put on
their spring clothes. After an experi
ence with open cars and ocean breezes
they came hom earlier than Coney
ciowds Usually do.
Despite the chill, however, most of
the amusement places did ,i good busl-
1M. Tim l',.rn,il rlln ..r ... . ,. ,
Raines law -undi.., ..I,...-.....
all the hotels ami. as tl, !! .i.,L..
s.zzled. It was a regular i-on,.v i.i...i
Sunday In iiiom respects. There were
only four arrests lor llshlnc w lib d,.
tuts which also is a sign of spring.
ASSETS
$9,646,828.97
5.620.154.36
4,531,484.99
5,537,172.66
15,300,879.18
$12,096,103.80
12,611,428.21
9,441,986.11
14,987.189.21
$2,684,791.10
2,618.051.29
LIABILITIES
...
Profits
Correspondents
on Imports and Exports
Riebsr, Smoothir,
Mora Refreshing
than any other At brewed. Ii tii
toning fliirton Als. It I. ths id,,?
hrirrage to accompany a good dlnnn
satlsfylag and outrlUoiu as vtrli.
Bass
Strong Burton
Ale
On Draught Everywhere
He Arc Receiving Shipment,
Regularly, Without btlau
or Interference.
fla A Co., Importer. 0(1 Warren ,it , V y
TAKE GARBUR0VKA HILLS.
frse
On the western front, after cuttttv
the wire cntonglemerite, we oe,u,.,
(wo hllLi wettward and touthwar.) n
Gatbunovka, repulsing connie ,v
lacks, tierman dead covered the i,ni,
llelil.
To tho south of Olyknos Mutton .
anvanced nnd Intreiichtd.
On Wednesday nlcht at TrelbiiLSs....
AuMrlann approaching our lines
carded their rifles and shouted thai
they surrendered. Hut when ctos t
u they used dagger.
On Friday liusslan aerop.inf.
dropped fifty bombs on tho yM( i.,,
nnd northern Czcrnowlta stntl in!, rf
turning undamaged.
In the capture of Porovatnocla belch',
we took prlaoner five oflicfr and ZU
unwounded and 30 wounded men.
A later atatement Issued at relrogrol
says:
At Smorgon the Cermani were re
pulsed. We progressed south of th
Olyk railway station.
ALLIES LOOK TO AMERICA.
".Mho Will Uphold World's Liberty,"
a Daron de Constant.
Areeiai Cablf VetpatcS to Tn tr.
Ixjnixjn, April 16. The Atnr,cn
Luncheon fUb entertained the Kran.-e.
Ilrltlsh Parliamentary Committfe
luncheon at the Savoy to-day. II w
Thornton, an American, the gen(
malinger of the Great Eastern Ilallwav.
In toasting tho guests expressed tV
confidence of Americans In Iondon a
the cause of the Allies.
T. P. O'Connor said that the "splriful
roots of America and Great Hrlta.n ver
the same," and added the hope that th
two nations might "come togetlur 'i
thn principle of Justice nnd liberty fur
the whole world."
Haron d'Kstournelleft de Cont:int i 1
he was not prepared to say what Amrr
lea's attitude should be. but added '!
am suro that she will uphold ibr'y
and not rightly for the pr'ote.-ticn ef
the world agalnvt tyranny."
v Icomte de Chamhrun. a rlesier.rtaM
of lifayette, said that America's frlmd.
ship In the present war had touch. ri (
heart of France.
.ill Wilder to Weil Anldler
fiptrml Cablr Petpitch to Tnr Srt
lONPON, April The engac-ei..
veas :innniun.ed to-day ot Mis, m.i-i
Wilder, d.tuf hter of Col. W. 1, u ' Jt
mid Alvary Gaseolgne of the Colds'n,i-i
titianls. son of Col. PrederlcV, I!i-i ..r
Trchch Gaseolgne.
$40,636,520.16
$49,136,707.33
$5,302,842.39
$2,125,027 53
$97,201,097.41
$4,000,000.00
3,875,917.81
640,000.00
1,308,311.00
1,126,352.19
86,250,516.41
$97,201,097.41
$6,695,437.7-
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