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ii. 11 25, 1914
.VOL. XXIV. NO. 311
Associated Press Dispatches
State That Fighting Still
Continues Despite Ru
mors of Rebels' Clean
News from Scene of Bat
tle is Necessarily Slow
Being Received and the
Outcome Is Largely Mat
ter of Conjecture
JL'AREZ, March 24. Associated
Press dispatches saying that fighting
still continues, dampened the spirits of
Constitutionalists here, who received
rumors that Villa made a cieam sweep.
Colonel Travino, of General Benavide's
staff, wired his brother here that two
federal cuartels, or barracks, are cap
tured in Torreon itself. Then General
Chao here, received a private report j
that Velasco. Federal commander at
Torreon has surrendered. No confir
mation could be received from Villa.
Roseate stories kept this city in a
fever of gratified excitement all day.
It was announced as official this morn
ing, that Gomez Palacio. three miles
from Torreon was taken last night at
nine o'clock, that Villa had ordered
supplies sent direct to that city. An
Associated Press dispatch, the first di
rect news telegram of the day. gave i
rise to all manner of conjectures. It j
was argued that the official report
quoted therein did not disprove necr
sarily the previous reports of fighting
In Torreon. or even that Villa actually
did have possession of Gomez Palacio
last night. The report might mean, it
was conjectured, that the federals, as
a part of the general battle, might have
returned t Gome?! Palacio art re
newed the fight, while other forces
were engaged in Torreon, three mile
away. Fighting Still Continues
CHIHUAHUA, March 24. An
ffi- '
clal dispatch received at live o'clock,
says that figh.ing continues fiercely at
Gomez Palacio. The rebels are said to
have captured a stone railroad round
house and are fighting from that. The
rebels claim seven hundred federals
are dead.
Both Sides Victorious
LAREDO, March 24. Constitution -alists
and federals both claim victory,
according to reports from the isolated
scene of yesterday's fighting, at Guer
rero, sixty miles south. Heavy losses
on both sides are indicated. The fed-.
erals claim General Guardlola re- ance of work."
pulsed the rebels. There was nine I joint committee of the miners and
hours of fighting. The rebels are said j operators met In the forenoon and dis
to be retreating with many dead, and cussed their differences for several
five wagons of wounded. The Constl- J hours. After a recess they met a few-
tutionalists claim the capture of Guer
rero. and a substantial victory. It is
regarded as probable that both re
treated with no advantage.
About 1,500 were engaged on both
sides. General Jesus Carranza, and
Antonio Villereal commanded the Con
stitutionalists, many of whom it is de
clared, deserted and fled to the I'nited
States. It .s admitted that Guardiola
withdrew to San Ygnacio after the re
ported retreat of the rebels. His losses
are given as 60.
For Patrol Duty
MARE ISLAND, March 24 Orders
to proceed to Mexican waters for pa
trol duty immediately upon the com
pletion of repairs, were received today
by the cruiser Annapolis from the Navy
Department. The Annapolis, which has
been under repairs here since her re
turn from Mexico a couple of months
ago, is expected to be ready to leave
the Davy yard on March 28.
New Financing Plan
MEXICO CITY. March 24. Ad
herents of President Huerta believe
that the financial stress will be re
lieved by a plan adopted to bring
into the treasury 100,000,000 pesos at
the present exchange or practically
three to one. Fifty million peso-
ere available at once anil the bal
ance as required. The plan involves
the issuance of treasury notes against
t6.MMM in unsold balance of bonds
authorized last Mav.
These bonds will be placed bs
Mexican banks at thirty per cent of
their face value, the banks to issue
them at a legal ratio of three to
one. The bonds will be secured by
a pledge of sixteen per cent of the
(Continued on Page Five.)
If You Go To Mexico You
Must Stay, Says Lecturer
March 24. "It has been said that
you can do almost anything with a
bayonet, except sit on it, and that is
exactly true of Mexico," remarked
Dr. Norian Angell, the author, in
lecturing today before the Stanford
under -graduates on various aspects
of the war.
"Of course." he continued, "you
iau go into Mexico if you like, but
Five thousand people attended j
the municipal "rag" dance in the
city streets tonight. The pro-
gram opened with the "Mayor's j
Wash Rag." so-called because
Mavor Catliek boasts he does the
family washing to prove his
belief in woman suffrage.
Must Be Saved"
Mother Jones
WALENBURG, Colo.. March 24.
"Some one must save the constitution"
declared Mother Jones in her prison
cell tonight, where she is incarcerated
because she insisted on returning to
the strike zone. The militia denied
her the privilege of
being transferred
I will stay where
to hotter quarters.
im noli! the law sets me free"
I U"n..- m.,1 .llmir to l.o uni t,, m
hotel or home, she refused to accept
liberty by promising to quit the dis
trict. She declared she will remain in
custody until the state supreme court
passed upon the constitutionality of
her imprisonment under the Mover
act. Conditions are quiet through the
strike district. The throngs of slrik-
here yesterday have gone today.
'Mine Workers
Refuse Terms Of
Mine Owners
CHICAGO, March 24. The final re
fusal of the Cnlted Mine Workers of
America, to accept the terms offered
Hie bituminous coal mine owners in
Western Pennsylvania. Ohio, Indiana
and Illinois, brought an end to the
joint wage scale conference of the men
and employes. The union leaders as-
sert a strike is not imminent. I hey
expect to decide upon a line of action
to prevent a labor crisis in the mines
The operators said the next proposi
tion must come from the men.
"This does not necessarily mean a
strike" said W. o. Green, secretary of
the United Mine Workers. "We will
certainly use our best endeavors to OUt-
line a police that will mean
Trie miners definitely reject-
ed the operators' terms, which were to
continue exactly the same as now.
Convict Gets Alabama Executive
fore Grand Jury Investigation
associated press dispatch
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. March 24
The grand jury began the investiga
tion of charge;; preferred last week
against Governor Bennett o'Neil by
Theodore Lacy, former chief clerk ot
the state convict department, an 1
now serving a ten -year sentence in
prison for the embezzlement of
$.".0,000 or state funds.
Lacy charged that in lull he hail
given Governor O'Neil (27,500, alleged
to have been funds of the convict
The governor emphatically denied
the charges. declaring they were
made by Lacy at the instance of po
litical opponents. He demanded a
thorough investigation.
r associated press dispatch I
SALEM. Ore., March 24 A con
stitutional amendment providing 'he
abolition of the state senate and pro
portional representation in the house,
will be voted on at the next general
i election. The Farmers' Union, and
Federation of Labor initiated the
associated press dispatchI
NEW YORK. .March 24. A New
York-Bermuda race for flying boats,
and aeroplanes will be held this
spring, according to the announcement
of the Aero ('lob of America.
you can't go there merely to stiaight
en out the affairs of one side or the
other. You've got to go there to
stay or not at all."
As for the possibility of the Jap
nese invasion of America, Dr. An-
! gell estimated, arguing from the men
ami the time it cost Great Britain
to subdue the Boers, that it would
cost .Lilian 47,000.000 soldiers and
tf.ke a campaign of fifty years to
Mibdue the I'nited States.
it lout AiiuciHtr w oras
CouneilmeD Cisnev am
Warren Defend Their
Position In Fire Appara
tus Purchasing
Vitv Executive Leaves
Chair to Defend His Col
leagues The Lie Is Pass
ed In At Least Two
Haa John I K2an. representative of
the Knox Automobile and Fire Appar
atus Company of Los Angeles, and H.
W. Daggett, representative of James
Boyd & Brother, Inc., of San Francisco,
been present at the meeting of the
Common Council last evening, they
would'oave heard things of particular
interest to them. Wherever they were !
their ears must have burned, or there
is no truth in the claim that such a
phenomena occurs when a person is
being talked about That each, indi
vidually and collectively, is and are.
various sorts ot pars, actuated in
charging Councilmen Cisney and War
ren with graft in connection with the
matter of the purchase of automobile
fire fighting apparatus, by jealousy oi
competing companies, was the open
ami unqualified claim of the accused
councilmen. who were supported in no
minced words by Mayor Christy and
Councilman McOermott
Not within the eounoilmanie history
of a single member of the municipal
governing body has there been more
straightforward talk by the individual
members than was given last evening
that followed City Attorney Tom Prc's-
cort s explanation of the reason the
contracts for the automobile fire fight
ing apparatus, the purchase of which
ha, been approved at the meeting on
Monday evening, had not been exe
cuted. The storm broke when after consid
ering various matters that had come
before the special session. Councilm&n
Warren Inquired what had been done
about the contracts for the fire fighting
apparatus. Prescott then explained
that representatives of the companies
whose bids had been favored Monday
evening, brought contracts to his of
fice yesterday morning for his ap
proval. To them he explained that he
had been given to understand that
papers in an injunction suit were be
ing prepared and would likely be filed
in an effort to restrain the Common
Council from executing the contracts
for the apparatus mid that none of the
councilmen was willing these contracts
should be executed while there was a
semblance of a doubt as to every action
taken in the matter having been open
and above board.
"I understand that these papers
were being prepared for these merr In
the office of Attorney Eugene Brady
O'Neill," said Prescott.
"Who are these men .'" asked Warren.
"I don't know." replied Prescott.
In an Instant Councilman Cisney wag
on his feet.
"I happen to be one of the men in
terested in this particular proposition,"
he said as soon as he gained recogni
tion from the mayor. "I have spent
some little time today in looking into
this matter and 1 am going to give the
names of two of these men. John J.
Egan is one of them Mr. Egan made
a statement that there was graft back
of our action. I want to say that as
far as I am concerned, he is a liar and
I can prove it. And what I say about
Egan, applies to the other man also.
I think that as far as I am concerned,
that a man with the standing of Eu
gene Brady O'Neill, that has known me
as long as he has, is in mighty small
business to take the word of any
stranger in a villif n ation of Mr. War
ren or myself. The American La Prance
and the Sea graves Company have the
very best possible rating with Dun and
Bradstreet and I don't see how these
other concerns can possibly charge
then) with even being a party to
crooked work."
Without waiting for the words of
Cisney to sink in. Warren took the
"I have been of this council for three
years." he announced. "We as the
Common Council have improved the
city, we have bettered the electric
lighting system, we have paved miles
of streets, we have given lo the city
better corral facilities and have done a
thousand and one other things that
anon id redound to our credit and not
until this late day, when we are about
to retire from public office, has there
been raised a suspicion of graft I say
that any man that charges that in this
fire apparatus proposition there has
been graft, either on the part of Cis
ney. myself or any other member of
the Common Council, is a liar If we
had selected different apparatus than
that upon which we decided, there
would have been no such charge ."
Cisney came back to say that the
very men that are charging t ,ii.-. soili -Cll
with graft, started similar slorie
(Continued on Page Three.)
Free List Suspended j
cAkt pa thc ' ' flij
CANAL IF I UT IWf ; M j N. "
i FoR nothing ;; JTi Ifllli
! telegram respecting fhe disposi-
'roposed Repeal
Tolls Debate
Liveliest Times
National Cong
.Main Years
of Canal
gress is on tie
Vigorous legislate
enlivened its proceed lags in man.
yeais the contest over tno admin
istration's proposal to repeal the
provision of the Panama canal act
granting toll exemption to American
coastwise vessels. The plan for tak
ing up the Sims bill vv
in the house, and demo
aligned on both sides
have marshalled their
prepared for arguments
It Is generally cone
as completed
cratic leader!)
of the issue
fore s and
the bill
will lie called for debate by
day, and might be reported
row, when Representative Henry,
chairman of the rules committee,
proposes to submit a rule limiting
the debate on the measure to fifteen
hours. The vote on this rule will
test the strength of the opposing
Preliminary to debate, which is
certain to be spirited, special atten
tion was given tonight by senators
ami representatives to the majority
ri port on the Sims repeal bill sub
mitted by Representative A damson,
01' Georgia, chairman of the com
mittee on interstate and foreign
commerce. This report points par
ticularly to the fact that in report
ing the Panama canal act during tla
last congress, the committee recom
mended uniform tolls. and that
exemption for American coastwise
shipping could be accomplished by
amendment. The committee recog
nized, the report said, long before
any foreign government voiced an
opinion or complaint, that the treaty
stipulations required uniform tolls.
"We are not disturbed." he added,
"by the taunt made for the purpose,
that the repeal will tie truckling and
yielding to foreign demands. A sim
ilar taunt could be hurled againsi
any man or nation honorable enough
to promote friendly relations by ac
cording t'espei tful consideration to
the views of an opposite party, From
high sources in this anil other
countiies. from men yet alive who
participated in the formation of the
various treaties. nii: u'.ose veracity
arl integrity cann he questioned,
c me unequivocal statements that the
language of the treaty controlling the
imposition of tolls was not intended
tc permit such discrimination.
' Even if it is a close question with
the balance tending to our favor.
rt WNAL MUST T"" ' i"-
IConTisht: 1314: By John T. McCutchwn.l
who wert
the Rii
that it i
parly s
Bliss, n
by a superior force of
yesterday near Del Rio.
ould be wise to keep this
parate from the federal
now detained at Port
ar E3 Paso.
Government To
Lease The Coal
Lands Of Alaska
WASHINGTON, March 24 The I
senate lands committee today decided :
to report favorab y on the bill pro
viding for the opening of Alaska coal i
lands under a leasing sy stem. The
government is to reserve thirteen i
thousand acres of the best coal land
for navy purposes. The limit to any
one holding Is fixed at twenty-five I
hundre.l air,
to .fuel needi
two to five i
The bill pn
ants of coal
. Railroads are limited I
Royalties are fixed at ,
ents per ton.
vides that present claim
Is ltd shall be given first
opportunity to make
The measure seeks
selection of leases.
to prohibit inter-
kscking of interests i
ding am person or
n leases by forbid -interest
from be-
Ing a stockholder in more than one
lease. Violations are made punishable
by forfeiture of the lease, or line of
one thousand dollars, or imprisonment
for not more than three years.
we could not
national honor
to debate the
voices a policy
fford. in a matter of
to be content, ever
propsition which in
not in the interest of
ntire people, but in the intei
a small special class in whose
favor the exemption
or tie
tes against
entire na-
the general interest o
tion. It is far better
canal itself than to
tional honor even
o abolish the
rmit the na
r etna in in
Considerable speculation exists as
to tile strength of the opposition to
the repeal in both houses of con
gress. Conservative proponents of the
proposed reversal policy, while
claiming an assured majority in both
bouses, admit that the opposition is
formidable and that an unusual sit
uation is confronting the democratic
party in the house, where the presi
dent is a i rayed against Majoritv
Leader Underwood; Representative
Pttsgendd, chairman of the appropri
ations committee; Representative
Kitchin, of North Carolina, rs airing
member of Jie ways and means
committee, according to undented re
ports, and Speaker of the House
Clark. Whether Speaker Clark will
field the gavel lo take part in a
debate on the subject is causing the
( 'onl inued
Three. I
by a superior font- of i " W I will IWII ,
i i
.Men Stand In
of Prohibition and
Enforcement of
r a vol
Connecticut Plays
BANGOR, March 24 Two great
I parties, one conservative and the other
liberal, will be the result of the poli
tical realignment now in progress in
the I'nited States, said Senator Clapp,
at the progressive convention today.
"The progressives have only to stand
firm. The democrats can no more
outgrow their barnacles than could the
republicans." vate in the army, seconded the motion.
A strong stand for prohibition was j "The House." he said, "has to de
taken by .Maine progressives at their eide whether it is going to maintain tin
first state convention to nominate j discipline of the army as a neutral
candidates. The platform advocated I force or whether the Parliament elect
the submission of the question of na-I ed by the people should absolutely
tional prohibition to the
people of
every state, and pledged the party to a
strict state-wide enforcement of the
prohibition liquor law.
Halbert P. Gardner of Patten, a
member of the progressive national
committee, was unanimously nominat
ed lor governor.
The platform declare
the initiative and refer
suffrage, a fifty-four
women and children,
j compensation, and the
of '
ndum. woman
hour law for
a workmen's
rail of
! elective executive
land counties.
tate I
Coalition Is Opposed
NEW HAVEN, March 24 The state
central committee of the progressive
party is opposed to any coalition with
the republican party. It was decided
today to put a full ticket in the field
at the next state election. It criti
cized the democratic national admlhis-
i Continued on Page Five.)
Mme. Calliaux
PARKS, .March 24 "I never intend
ed to kill M. Calmette. I only wanted
to give him a warning.'' asserted Mme.
Calliaux as the climax of her drama
tic story of the shooting and the
events proceeding the killing of the
editor of Figaro.
Before going to the Figaro office,
Mme. Calliaux left a note for her
husband, stating: France and the
republic have need of you. I don't
want you to sacrifice yourself."
"I shot because I was afraid Cail-
Carson and Army Never
Had Slightest Intention
of Fighting Nor Ghost of
Show Anyway Is Declar
ation of Irish Leader
Labor Leader In House
Denounces Interference
of King In Matter of
Home Rule for Ireland
While Commoners Cheer
LONDON. March 24 "The Clster
Orange plot has been revealed," John
Redmond of the Irish Nationalist par
ty, said in a statement to the Associat
ed Press.
Sir Edward Carson and his army
have not, and never had the slightest
intention of fighting, as fighting for or
against the regular troops they could
not not hold out a week. The plan was
to put up an appearance of fight and
then by means of society to influence
and seduce the officers of the British
army. By this means it was intended
to intimidate the government, and de
feat the will of the British people. The
action of the commanders of some
crack cavalry regiments officered by
aristocrats, has disclosed the plan of
"The issue now raised, is a wider
one even than home rule for Ireland.
It is whether the democratic govern
ment can be brow-beaten and dictated
to by the drawing rooms of London,
and by that section of the officers of
the British army who are aristocrats,
and violent Tory partisans. The cause
of Irish freedom has in this fight he
come a cause of popular freedom, and
ordered liberty throughout the world.
It is impossible to doubt what the re
sult of such a tight will be. A second
reading of the home rule bill will be
taken Monday and the bill will be pro
ceeded with until it finds its place on
the statute books."
LONDON, March 24. The fact was
established today that the army offi
cers who refused to fight in Ulster
would get written assurances that they
would not be forced to, and these as
surances were largely obtained through
Uie personal intervention of the King.
The Liberals speak of the "mutiny of
armed aristocrats" against the demo
cratic government.
The House of Commons witnessed a
telling demonstration this afternoon of
how the land lies. It showed where
are not only the home rules and labor
ites. who made Premier Asqui th's ma
jority, and hold the balance of power
in the House, stand, but that many
Liberals are opposed to what, from
their present information they con
sider the surrender of the army offi
cers. The reduction of the army appropri
ation bill was moved on the ground that
no one is entitled to use the army for
party purposes, which is the basis of
the Unionist position in the present
The Laborite. John Ward, who was
dock laborer at one time, and a prl-
j without interference from the King or
armv. make the laws of the realm.
When the speaker littered in sten
torian tones, "without interference
from King or army", half the house
rose on its feet cheering. All labor
men. home rule Irishmen and many
liberal members stood and shouted for
a considerable space of time.
. Parliament has not witnessed such
; an obviously hostile, criticism of the
j throne in the memory of the oldest
member, nor even in the past century.
The throne is involved in the ques
tion as never before since the time of
Queen Victoria. Many Liberals are
criticising the King with the greatest
HUDSON, Wis., March 24. Mike
Gibbons, of St. Paul, outpointed Gu
Christie, of Indianapolis, in ten
Says Didn't
To Kill Calmette
loux might commit violence against
'almette." she continued. "Frantic at
finding myself in semi-obscurity, fac
ing a man who maligned my hus
band. I drew my revolver and fired.
"That explains how two bullets
lodged in the bookcase,' replied the
examining magistrate, "but how do
you explain the wound in the chest of
M. Calmette, who was behind the
: desk."
"I do not know," replied witness,
.continued to fire without noticing.

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