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NO. 3454. WATNER-OERCAST COLDER- WASHINGTON, D. C.. SUNDAY, APIUL 2, 916 ONE(C N.
SLAY CAMPAIGN
HAS COLLAPSED,
BELIN CLAIMS
Reports Russ Army Opposing
Von Hindenburg Lost
140,000 Men.
CROWN PRINCE SMASHES
ENTRANCE INTO VAUX
One Zeppelin Destroyed of Five that
Raided London. Killing 28
and Wounding 44.
bBedal C(ba. toThe WshUton Hia,l.
Berlin (via London), April 1.-The Rus
sian offensive against Field Marshal von
Hindenburg's army on the nnrthern part
of the eastern front, has collapsed ac
cording to the official statement issued
by the German war office today.
In this 'offensive, which began on March
13, and continued until March 50, the
statement says, the Russian losses are
"caretlly calculated" at 140.000 men out
of )Ae 500,000 engaged. although thIs
half a Maillion men was supported by an
"'mnrecedented amount of munitions."
The Russians gained no success by the
offensive. as to the purpose of which the
war office presents an order which it
says was issued to the Russian army in
this sector on March 17. In this order
"the ejection of the enemy from the
frontiers of the kingdom" appears as
the purpose of the offensive.
London, April 1-Swinging back across
the Meuse in his pendulum-like drive on
Verdne. the crown prince, by a mighty
night attack on the Vaux-lHaudremont
front, smashed forward into the village
of Vaux.
New attacks launched today against the
ravine connecting the- ruined fort of
Douaumount anb Vaux were repulsed, ac
cording to the midnight statement from
Paris. West of the Meuse. where by a
previous blow of the pendulum, the
Crown Prince won Malancourt. the day
passed quietly, the Germans contenting
themselves with consolidating the ground
gained.
Asmwu Itoops entered Vaux after a
dagerate battle, lin which. despite im
mensely superior numbers, they had been
repulsed several times.
Their first attack broke down com
pletely under the French machine gun
and barrage fire. The second, In which
hand-to-hand fighting was developed, last
ed several hours before the first German
set foot in the outskirts of the village.
A great part of the ruined hamlet still
Temains in the hands of the French.
One Raiding Zeppelin Wrecked.
One of the fle German Zeppelins whichI
conducted a three-pronged raid on Lon
don's suburbs and the eastern and north
eastern counties last night. was de
stroyed by the British gunfire. At least
one of the others is believed to have been
hit. Twenty-eight persons were killed
and forty-four injured by bombs dropped
from the raiding dirigibles.
So far it has been impossible to com
pute the property damage, telegraph lines
being put out of commission in many
places by a storm. The raid lasted five
hours. the Zeppelins flying over many
towns without even attempting to drop
bombs.
The wrecked Zeppelin was the 1-15. It
was struck In the stern by a shell and
immediately fell to a lower level. Slowly
It continued to descend until it fell into
the Thames Estuary. The crew was cap
tured and taken to Chatham.
That another of the raiders may have
met a similar fate is indicated by the
story brought back today by a pilot, who
had taken a steamer to sea. le says
he saw a Zeppelin, its back broken, at
sea. It was more than 7M feet long.
Were Superdiriaibles.
All five of the raiders were of a new
type, which has but recently taken to
the air. They were super-dirigibles,
much larger than the Zeppelins which
made earlier raids on England. That
one of these Dreadnoughts of the air
should be brought down by British fire
for the first time in the war caused great
satlisfaction here.
Reports so far received make it cer
tain that at least seventy-four bombs
were dropped by the air invaders. Some
fell in the suburbs of London.
EOTS VILLA WOUNDED.
Carrnastn Commaander Deelares
Ontiaw Was Shot in Leg.
Queretaro, Mexico. April 1.-Gen. Gab
rial Gavira. commanding the contitu
tionalist forces operating against Villa.
reports that Villa was woundeff In the
enee and possibly has lest his right leg.
The Villiatas are carrying hinm on a
pallet. It is orfaily reported that
Villa was wounded when he attacked
Guerrero two days ago, losIng about 100
EIrewhipped Billy Sunday.
Mitimore. hid., April 1.-Sherman Potts.
at near fsingleid. Ill, who, it is claim
ad, horsewhipped Billy Sunday seven
years ago in Springfield, is held today
by the local polim, It being feared he
casme here to duplicate the trick.
Ahaith ts Visit Np.
Rtems, AprU 1.--Annoeucemnent was
made today that Pfmnier- Assaltis yroold
vg pge Usnediet XV dortog the Brit
b~a masam e -am In 3s.
Fie Mere Vessels, Fea
Neutral, Sunk by U-Beats
special to W..s.tea SW
London, April [.-Five more
vessels, four of which were
neutral, were reported today as
having been sunk by Gerruan
submarines.
Norway loses three ships,
the Momento, Norue, and Hans
gude. The crews of the latter
two were saved and all but
one of the Momento rescued.
It is believed the missing sail
or perished.
Lloyds reports the sinking of
the Swedish steamer Hollander,
of- i.rs5 tons. The crew was
saved.
From Patras, Greece, comes
the report of the sinking Thurs
day off the coast of Greece of
the British schooner John
Pritchard. All aboard were
saved.
MANY FORCED
TO JOIN VILLA
Mexicans Made to Accom
pany Raiders at Point
of Pistol.
"PEOPLE ARE SICK OF WAR,"
OLD CITIZENS DECLARE
American Soldiers and Their Gold
Coin Win Many Friends Among
the Mexicans.
By DAMON. RLUNYON.
(Special Corresepodes d the Internationsi xes
-Stryke.)
With U. S. Army Headquarters in the
Field in Mexico. March 30 (via Courier to
Columbus, N. Mex.)-According to many
Mexicans most of the comparatively
few men with Francisco Villa are serving
him against their wishes.
It is said Villa Impressed many of his
followers. forcng them to accompany
him on the raid into Columbus and sioM
inder penalty of death.
Conserption in Vielewt Verm.
"Vill& msad. melr and boys go with him
it the poiut of the pistol when he came
ip this way fast time," said an old rest
ient yesterday. "They didn't wa.nt to
o. They ar sick of war. But they
were afraid to ait. It was conscription
n a violent form.
"What was true of the people along
ils last linc of march is probably true of
he people everywhere else throughout
:he republic. Villa may be able to add
L few to his following by the same meth
yds, but I do not believe he will raise
my considerable army as has been re
3orted."
The reports that trickle In from the
'ar-flung American front do not Indicate
:he Villa is adding to his crew. In his
light down along the Casas Grandes val
ey he was seen by many persons and,
vhile their estimates of the number of
sis men vary, it seems to be agreed that
le didn't have over 300.
Soldiers Win Many Friends.
Wherever American soldiers have moved
n Mexico they have left a very favor
Lble impression. They are going to re
nove any hostility that may have existed
n the minds of the country people of the
-epublic against the Americans if pos
iible.
The American </artermasters are buy
ng hay and grain in large quantities and
payIng well for it. The soldiers purchase
!ggs, chickens. preserves, milk and ev
trything else of an edible nature that
hey can find.
American tobacco is becoming scarce,
yut the men buy the native Mexican
roduct, which they call "doble tobacco,"
and It answers the purpose very well.
Mormons Want
Troops to Remain
olonists and Many Mexicans
Feel Safe for First
Time.
In the field in Mexico. via radio to
'blumbus, N. Mex., April .--A can
rass of the American Mormons In
his region, which has just been
:ompleted. develops the emphatic
sentiment that the United States
:roops shousld remain here for a long
time regardless of the outcome of the
:has for Villa.
Many Mexicans, now informed that
the American troops are In Mexico,
ire returning to their homes in this
ricinity, reassured by their presence.
A detachment of Carransa troops
irrived at Casas Grandes today froin
Juares.
No significance is attached to their
arrival.
A terrific windstorm prevailed -over
this region today.
Naj. IShley Given. Jarewell.
Columbus, N. Mex., April 1.-Maj.
Thoma F. Schley, son of the late hA
nirat SBhly, left todaey for San Fran
eisco en route to Hoeemlu. He has beaen
ainao feor the Twentieth Infantry, A
band conceet wad thndede the inges'
to the anrival egth G.M SM
-sato
fo Ae p toDya
N
PIRATE FACES
PLOT CHARGE
To Arraign Matoppo's Captor
for Attempt to Dyna
mite Pannomia.
Schiller Declares His Aids Lost Nerve
After Preparing to Wreck
Liner Month Ago.
New York, April I.-Ernest Schiller.
the lone German pirate who captured the
British ship Matoppo single handed and
held it for a night, was locked up in
New York police headquarters tonight.
He will be arraigned tomorrow morning
in Jefferson Market police court, charied
with having, in concert with others not
yet arrested, attempted .to put dynamite
on board the Cunard steamship Pan
nonia as she lay at her pier in the
North River on March 3.
When Schiller is arraigned he will be
held for examination later. The police
can hold hiri in this way for forty-eight
hours, while they decide to whom he be
longs. The New York Federal authori
ties do not want Schiller.
They say that they have enough cases
of German plotters to deal with, and
think that if Schiller's offense is a mat
ter of Federal juitadiction he should be
sent back to Delaware. for the United
States authorities there to proceed
against. The Federal authorities and
the New York police conferred today,
but did not decide.
Sehilee's Aides Leet Nervec.
Capt. Tunney, at police headquarters,
would not say tonight whether or not
Schiller had given the names of the
men who, he declares, were associated
with him in the attempt to blow up the
Pannonia. The plot fell through because
two of the four men became frightened.
The third man dropped out then. This,
despite the fact that one of the four had
acquired a motor boat and the other,
Schiller says, had got some of the dyna
mite necesaary.
lap Crew Sticks by Ship Aground.
Hong Kong. April 1.-The crew of the
Japtanege liner Chylo Maru remnaine
aboard their ships today, all the passeng
era hav-ig been rescued. Efforts are be
ing meet, to releae the steamer, which
stranded off thle IAma Islands yeater-.
day.
c .sad sen Uitisk Geel
AthsssA ath -1---King femsatbi
cdted Gee. Mahon of the rti
em ?athiest ar.
1,
r~ 21
FACING THE
FARMERS DUMP
MILK ON ROAD
Chicago Faces Dairy Famine
Unless Dealers Pay In
crease De-manded.
Two Hundred Producers Distribute
22,000 Pounds Free. Telling Peo
ple to Bathe in Milk.
Specil to ITe Washinton lirasld.
Chicago, April 1.-The farmers around
Chicago made good their threats today
to dump milk into the ditches rather than
see it go to the dealers who have refused
to meet their demands for an increase in
price. The dealers found their bottling
plants closely picketed by farmers, armed
with eggs and other missiles, ready to
prevent the delivery of any milk by'
seceding farmers.
The Borden plant, at Huntley. was
indefinitely closed. In Marengo a crowd
of farmers dumped in the gutters ten
cans of milk from the wagon of a farmer
who was on his way to the plant. The
plant at Dundee, which generally re
ceives milk from forty dairies, received
a supply from only nine, and the Algon
quin plant received milk from but nine
teen of Its usual one hundred.
People Told to Bathe In Milk.
Reports stated that no milk at all was
delivered to the Borden plant at Hebron,
the Roseland Dairy Company's plant ati
Roseland. and the Jelke plant at Har-l
mony. More than 20 farmers gave away I
2,000O pounds of milk. Cans were set
on the sidewalks and people were told to
help themselves, take It home to bathe
In. if they wished.
Blames Fog for Wreck.
Cleveland, April 1.-Fog the night of the
triple New York Central wreck, which
resutted In death to twenty-eight and
Injury to forty, was so dense that signals
eould Only be discerned as the locomotiva
dtashed by. according to t~timony of
FI'reman R. D. Turner. of second No. 51,
before the joInt Fe'deral-State investigat
ing committee today. It wan the worst
fog he ever saw, Turner said.
Aviator. Damage Swiss Tmw.
London. *prll 1.-A Central News dis
patch from Zurich. says that hea~vy dan
age was caused when two avigIers et un
knowa utationailty dropped branke em the.
Swise villages of Porentray em Fiday.
Thed Swig. mninisters at Paris ad Dstin
Wtil nalie Inquiries as to whtbr the at
tab-+uas made her Fuemib- e- Gem
,P
-I
INEVITABLE
"NOT GUILTY"
SAYS BERLIN
Germany Formally Denies Re
sponsibility for Explosion
on Liner Sussex.
Delay Expected in Getting German
Side of Attacks on Other
Two Vessels.
The State Department yesterday made
public the purport of the reply which
the German foreign oflce has made to
Ambassador Gerard's request for infor
mation concerning the explosion on the
Channel liner Sussex. The reply is to
the effect that the German government
knows nothing about the cause of the
explosion. No submarine commander
has reported'having attacked the Sus
sex.
The only information whith German
foreign offIce ofmcialu claim to have con
cernIng this case or the cases of the al
leged attacks on the Englishman and
the Manchester Engineer, where Ameri
can lives were placed In jeopardy, comes
from reports in the German press.
In making Its position clear to Am
Dassador Gerard, the German foreign of
flce has, of course, explained that should
any submarine commander report on any
of the cases mentioned. the facts con
tained In the report will be communi
cated to the United States government.
Offcials of the State Department here
anticipate considerable delay before get
ting the German side of the alleged
attacks on the Englishman and the Man
chester Engineer.
No surprise is manifested here over
the fact that Germany denies responsi
bility in 'the Sussex case, as it has. been
known for several days that Germapy
claims that a German submarIne could
not have been responsible,
25,000 Paintern Strike.
New York, April 1-TakIng their em
Ploy era by surprise at the height of the
busy season, DMffi Long Island painters,
comprIsing five locais in Brooklyn,
Queens and adjacqnt territory, went e
strike today. Tige men demand S5 for as
eight hour day. They now receive St.
Fire Destroysa Oil Plaat,
Middletown, N. T., April 1,-Flar of un,
known origim destroyed theelaat. of, the
Teass Co..any hee 'd y. eu
tak id&at-g*dehnearby
dweltings were fired The les we. lb,
- ivtse es iqaw ~ e
A
FLIER BREAKS
ARMY RECORD
Makes Round-Trip from New
port News to Capital
with Passenger.
Steve McGordon. Pilot, Circles Capitol
Twice and Returns Without
Stopping Engine.
Special to 76 Wahineton Hersakt.
Newport News, Va., April .-Filying
from this city to Washington and back
In four and a halt hours, Steve MacGor
don, of New York, instructor in the Cur
tis aviation school here, today estab
Ilished a new cross-country flight record.
carrying a passenger.
The distance as the crow flies is 300
miles. The machine was in the air five
hours and five minutes, thirty-five min
utes of the time being spent in altitude
flights. The engine did not stop once
during the long flight.
Breaks Army Record.
MacGordon was accomapnied by Lieut.
Vivian Hewitt. British royal naval serv
ice. The machine left here at 10:20 o'clock
this morning and returned at 3:17. but it
was not until 3:25 that a landing was
made.
MacGordon says he arrived in Wash
Ington at 12:3= o'clock. and started back
to this city after circling twice over the
Capital.
The machine was 3,000 feet in the air
when It left here, but made the return
trip at an altitude of 10,00d0 feet
MacGordon's teat wrests the cross
country nlight passenger-carrying record
from Lieut. Dodd. U. l8. A. Dodd flew
freom San Diego. Cal., to Burbank. Cal.,
a distance of 244.18 miles. on February
14. 1514. with a tpassenger.
Rooevelt Urged to Take Stump.
Oyster Bay. N. Y., April 1.--Col. Roose
ceit, back in his stronghold at sagamiore
Htfl after the peace mneai with Senator
Root, is being urged to take the stump
for preparedness. Miembers of various
societies and others who are greatly in
terested in the movement for national
defense' and want the colonel to take.
the stump in its behalf, called to s
Roosevelt today.
Uritish iner Aground.
Cape Town. South Afrkca. April .
Tbe British liner Rangatire. bound from
Etaisnde to New Zealand. ran ashore.ea
himmi user Cae-Towa a l W
-e e et toder
VILLA UNHU
3 AMERICA
FLEEINGI
Outlaw Also Personaf
Of British and Ge
Capturing Cm
BANDIT MOVES
Six Columns of American Trc
Trail Over SnowCon
Scattered Me
6
CoL Dodd, with Six Coim
Pursues Bandit Forces
.speela to .e W
With United States Army He
bus, N. Mex., April i.-Six colu:
in pursuit of Pancho Villa and hi
operating in a district covered b3
Col. George A. Dodd, acting
The advance columns are c
Cavalry; Maj. Evans. Tenth Cav
The supporting columns are: M
the Thirteenth Cavalry and two t
with a squadron of the Thirteent
squadron from the Eleventh.
It was the column under Col
tas and killed sixty of them on I
Sy Intersmattns
El Paso, Tex.. April 1.-Frar:
the execution of three Ainericans,
ject since last Monday night, wher
at Guerrero.
le is encamped tonight fifty
negotiating for the surrender of tl
This definite information was
partment by its own reprsentative
report also said on reliable authoi
chieftain was in no way wounded a
Sietimsm Hanged. Then shet.
Here is the list of the victims:
Dr A. T. Stell, an American. %ho has
been practicing medicine it the Guerrero
miring district for two years.
Brucc-alias. Gerald McGregor. British.
employed until January. 19i%. by a newr
association as correspondent at Chi
buahua.
ere Lindesley. Amerkan. resident at
UJinacs.
liermai FIa.rkcnbcrg, German super
intendent of Magittral Mine. near Mi
nac.
Benjamin Snel. Americn cattle buy
er, with large interests in the icinity of
Minaca.
Dr. Stell and Bruce were captured and
murdered at Guerrero on Monday night.
immediately after the Carrsnza garri
son Lad been seizcd and forced to sur
render. Both men were to hiding, but
their whereabouts was revealed by
spies. Villa ordered them dragged out,
stripped of thcir clothing, hanged and
shot.
Lindetley, Blankenbeig and Snell were
captured and killed at Mit aca in the
same manner early on Tuesday.
The State Department report aid
Frank woods. another cattleman, had
ben reported killed, but the information
could not -e confirmed. Every effort is
being mane to get information of Henry
Ackland. also known to be in that dis
fdct.
900 Desert COruamsa.
It has been established that Villa cap
tured the garrisons at Guerrero. Isidro
and Minaca during Monday night. Pas
sengers who have arrived from Chi
huahua on the Mexican Central. my CoL
Cano, with 900 troops, formerly loyal to
Carranza, has taken the field with the
Aowed purpose of fighting the Ameri
cans.
It was first said Col. Cane had joined
forces with Villa. but this is not cred
ited in offcial circles, as the two men
are enemies of long standing. COL Cano
was chief of staff to Luis Herrera when
the latter was in Cofmiand of the forces
in Chihuahua.
Herrera has returned to Chihuahua
with an escort of less than 100 of the
Peking in Panic
FearingMutiny
Rumored Resignation of Yuan
Leads U. S. Embassy to
Take Precautions.
Specral cable te Tn Washiga. Esea.
Peking. China, A pril 1.-Owing to ru-|
murs of President Yuan id-Kale resig-|
nation Peking is In a satea of panic. It|
is feared his a ithdrawal would cause the
soldiers to mutiny and loot as they did
in 1912. Trains bound for Tisas are
crowded with the famflies of eoetala.
Merchants and shopkeepers at e resmvimg
their stocks and taking other preesu
tions.
At the Amerlcan legatison arrangments
have been made to bring to Ameree
living outside the le.=tin quarters.
One of the mnemubers of the Cass
enaneot said today that ihes nea
lvme In te e st ama Tn ams to
RT, HANGS
NS BEFORE
SOUTHWARD
y Directs the Execution
man Subjects After
'anza Garrison
ON CHIHUAHUA
ops, Under Dodd, Dog Villa's
-red Plateau, Pursuing
xican Forces.
ms of American Troops,
Over Seew-Covered Ditrict
Mm*gte Hera11d.
dquarte! I the 1 :rid, 'ia Colum
ntns of Arneric.n ,ocps are now
I scattered torce5 The troops are
Iheavy rei
Is a brirade-, i- '- c-rmmaed.
immanded Iv C') Brown, Tenth
kiry; Col. 1 :wir. eventh Cavalry.
aj. Ton , !h two troops f
roops of 0- Tr-; Maj Lindsley.
b, and Ma; Hce; wh a picked
. Ern inu eisz ed the Villis
Nednesday
--
if News %ervice.
cisco Vila ia- -ersnall- directed
one Gcermal :.e Engir-!' ub
fe capture < Carranza irr.o1n
miles d ' a City,
at place
officia:h , e e:tt De
at 4 - El Paso. The
-ity it nad been ;earned the bandit
r disabied.
army I- b . nto the '
Len da. "s was reported
had re-o r- - The CarranLA
authmorttm. .e- afr"' rti
out the of W. l ' a
force an - !h:p lead
is a nm .
All 1. haf - . n ewr
tniun -iii - flt ne-c it
Mal. (r Sar Ar -ri
bhuhuab a 4 ..Mntander ilees.
Las ,. . . m .rr of a
force t ihuauI hap
left his I I apital. and
his s h, be unknown
GUIzi Z . . I fame as .
Man Of I' - ,age, and it is
believXed ' - ght shlie the
railroads i" - stti'l or n it.
teiegr-ahd - a at J.atret la..t
night, c: ec.t . . and sayng
that If N i - a-m to ta Chi
huahua thr'e e .d- . htu' 0 no re
istance t . , t 1 : '&a gaI:,r-mn
No agur ,h-im - .o . . h,-d to t. '
port frir -m . i , . hat a train
load of M. sMarn triPs hmad arrived ther
from Justir i T , a-! conaated of
General Bertar . ' t-, (arranza forcin
and his iesc"' I tan, carne br- ses
eral dbm : . - a 'onference with
General Geitrd .,nsul GarcLia,
Villa tente and Gaimius Utre-math
There a- ' -3 o.f excitement cans
ad here sa, :o.day by the repor-t
that Villa. as a d later infor
Onation ush d i at the bandit leader
was not eor ., t.. , but aipparently
gaining strength *r Ine march south
Ward.
Eight car:adt rf connme-ciAl freight
went south over Imt M1mcan Northwest
,rn toda. Fo*in ads re Of oars.
and the renn : ,' genera: prolisi.
and all wee -rs-nse-d to dealers at
Camsa Grand-a at i nia Dubian Un
less the 1:n "m c' c, 'A or disaste
on the %a ., wr i a ) S tons of Sup
pies will be a.t ,hc main tase and avail
able for arm, .e tomor'".
ite train m-. hi I rr at the last
anoment by Genta ' G a orders. one
Car of comnmer,-W fr. ight hken of and
a carload of h ,.- ;i. rtaal's can
Mand put on In its steam
Pestilence Sweeps
Through Poland
Spotted Typhus, Smhalpox
and Cholera Follow in
Wake of Armies.
eSe& Cab!. to 'n u s'ro Hea
I.~iin, Rusnsian 1' lan' March U fm
Lais. April t1 To ..mmoe of Rtum
Niased and o~f '.aa -Iepecially the
U.* where dl'' eatIOn Seek 31i
threh thre pae'age of the arnmIS5h
t'SYSS by spotr- d ' I-rhum. sinlpezan
chetra, in the. .nrm- *and vitlagorn
S berning rihe' skulol and crrn
dtead 4m ye~ .. in I ale pr
eabWhe-. Evetn in rthe seihM
these we emal : rat eac
Ni1s ildrea Daru to
Umisema. Pa. A pr1l L3.&E1
Wene te death
' deitroyed the
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