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.VOL. XXIY. NO. 312
mem of way
ICopyrlfcht: 1!)14: By John T. McCutcheon .1
War Department at Mexico
City Claims Rebels Have
Been Routed With Great
Slaughter and Are Still
Allows Villa to Enter Lerdo,
Suburb of Torreon, and j esrape" ,nJury
Then Turns Heavy Av-!
tillery on Him With
Deadly Effect
25. The war department
claims the rebels under
Yilla were routed at Tor
reon with great slaughter.
Eight hundred reinforce
ments under Generals Joa
quin Mass and Javier De
Noure, it is announced, ar
rived opportunely from Sal
tillo in time to aid greatly
the federal victory.
The rebels are said to be
retreating northward, the
federals pounding their rear.
It is admitted that Yilla en
tered Lerdo, a suburb of
Torreon, but, it is explained,
this was a ruse on the pail
of General Yelasco to am
bush him.
The rebel losses are re
ported at two thousand.
As soon as Yilla was well
into the suburb, the federal
artillery shelled them, the
cavalry charging as the re
treat started. Generals
Maas and De Moure, it is
reported, made the distance
between Hipolito and Tor
reon in fifty armored auto
mobiles, the railroad having
been cut at Hipolito.
Little Information
JUAREZ, March 25 (10
p.m.) At this hour, offi
cials are still without infor
mation as to the progress of
the action at the front, save
that they acknowledged it
is a fact the fighting con
tinues at Gomez Palacio.
Whether the battle has con
tinued or has been inter-!
mittent since Monday is not
known. The mere cessation
of firing, it is said, accounts
for a premature report that
the rebels had taken the
Foreigners Safe
EL PASO, March 25.
An authoritative telegram
was received stating that all
foreigners in the battle zone
of Torreon are safe.
Reports Art Conflicting
EL PASO, March 25 The meager
advices from Torreon are of a mixed
character. The conclusion of
schooled observers is that the rebels
were checked at the onset of the
battle, at both Torreon and Gomez
Palacio, and met an enemy no wise
inferior. Dispatches from corre
spondents are held more reliable than
the so-called official dispatches.
Colquitt Denies Demanded
Return Of Horse Thieves
associated press dispatch 1
AUSTIN. March 25. Governor Col
quitt, commenting on the reported wor
ry of Washington authorities over his
attempts to recover Clemente Vergara's
horses from horse thieves, said today:
"The reported statement from Eagle
Pass that my Adjutant General made
a demand on the Commander of Mex
ican forces at Ciudad Porfiro Diaz to
deliver Rodriguez and other fugitives
from Texas justice, is totally untrue.
General Hutchings was not authorized
by me to make any such demands. I
made a requisition on General Maas,
military commander in the north, In
j LOS ANGELES, March 23.
Mrs. Jacob Scherer, wile of a
i wealthy Denver man anil Robert
j Guard of Rivera, were killed when
I their automobile engine died on
the track at Harbor and a
freight crushed the machine
against an embankment. Her
husband was seriously injured.
Her daughters. Leontine and Mrs.
Marie Van Devcnter of San Diego
Ainey Says Villa
Is Bruial, Vulgar
And Also Ignorant
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 25
"Villa is a vulgar, ignorant and bru
tal specimen of humanity, through
whom the Standard Oil is advancing
its interests," declared Representa
tive Ainey, republican, today. Ainey
brought up a resolution calling on
the president to inform congress of
the condition of foreigners in Mex
ico. "If Huerta turns to Japan, the price
is Magdalena bay. Dire result rests
in the weak and obstinate policy pur
sued by this government."
"The glory with which the inspired
press has sought to clothe Villa has
been stripped by the Benton and
other incidents of his career.
Ainey delivered an attack on "the
watchful and waiting" policy.
"If war comes with Mexico and if
citizens of Germany are murdered in
Mexico and we are thereby involved,
the responsibility lies with the policy
which refused the pathway of safe
and patriotic precedent," said Ainey
in conclusion.
"Inasmuch as the administration
pins its hope on the constitutionalists.
General ..rranza without Villa is as
useless as a locomotive without
wheels," said Ainey.
"One asks, 'Who is Villa?'
"Villa neither reads or writes, ex
cept as in jail he learned to write
his first name. 'Francisco." To those
who knew him as a,, vulgar, ignorant
and brutual specimen of humanity,
the high sounding phrases contained
in dispatches purporting to repeat his
words carry their own refutation.
"The effort to depict him as a hero,
driven to the hills by great wrongs
inflicted upon him have failed in the
Mght of truth.
"The cry of suffering coming up
from Mexico uttered by American
citizens whose lives have been sacri
ficed, whose wives and daughters ra
vished and whose property has been
confiscated, have not reached a sym
pathetic or responsive ear of the chief
Just before Ainey took the floor
to make the speech the foreign af
!airs committee met, and by an over
whelming vote decided not to report
'.he Ainey resolution to the house.
These infer the attack on
has only begun. They say:
'Villa 'says the wiles will be open
when he reaches Torreon."
Rebel advices say that Villa is at
tacking the outskirts, and that two
thirds of his army is engaged there.
An unconfirmed rumor says that
Villa executed 200 federal prisoners.
In one assault 58 federals were
killed and 200 wounded. 'Constitu
tionalist sympathizers are gloomy
I over the failure of detailed news
paper dispatches to get through.
Whether the threat to execute Luis
Terrazas, Jr., today, has been carried
out by the rebels is not known here
tonight, but the absence of affirma
tive information led General Luis
Terrazas. father of the threatened
man, to believe that his son had been
granted a further lease of life. Gen
eral Terrazas said he placed great
confidence in the fact that Marion
Letcher, United States consul at Chi
huahua, had interceded for his son.
Won't Execute Terrazas
DOl'GLAS, March 25. Luis Ter
razas, Jr., held a captive by the con
stitutionalists at Chihuahua, will noi
be executed under any circumstances,
according to a statement by Roberto
V. PesQuira, Washington representa
tive of the insurgents, who is in
(Continued on Page Three.)
due and proper form for the surrender
of these men to the Texas authorities.
"The State of Texas is going to act
within its rights, and as far as possible,
the Governor and his agents, will avoid
making any requests that cannot be
made without appearing ridiculous.
-."It Is strange to me why the author
ities in Washington should be so .soli
citous about the kidnapping of Mexi
cans and the fear of international com
plications as a result, when they so
indifferently regard the kidnapping,
murdering and taking their property by
Mexican marauders and kidnappers."
British Government Pub
lishes Promised State
ment Dealing With Re
volting Officers of Third
Report is Confirmed That
Third Battalion and Tor
pedo Flotilla Were Or
dered to Irish AYaters,
But Recalled
LONDON. March 25. The govern
ment published today its promised
statement dealing with the revolting
officers of the third cavalry brigade
The house of commons held a heated
and disorderly meeting. Vital facts
reveal a tragedy of errors by Colonel
Seely, secretary of war and Sir Ar
thur Paget, commanding the Ire
land troopers. Col. Seely frankly
admitted he had made a great mis
take and tendered his resignation to
Premier Asquith, but acceptance was
Important revelations are to the
effect that the government did not plan
important military and naval demon
strations upon Ulster. The report is
confirmed that the third battalion
and a squadron of the torpedo flo
tilla were ordered to Irish waters,
but was countermanded when mili
tary arrangements were proven suc
cessful. The government has withdrawn
Col. Seely's guarantees, according to
a statement by Viscount Morley. Sir
Edward Grey told the house of com
mons that the government's decision
would be made known to General
Gough tomorrow, leaving the situa
tion in respect to Gough and fifty
nine comrades still in a state of sus
pense. Sir Grey declared the gov
ernment was prepared to use force
to whatever extent was required. All
talk of compromise on the home rule
bill at present is suspended. Conserva
tives hold recent events show no
compromise is possible except on' the
unconditional exclusion of Ulster.
Liberals say that would not be a
compromise, but a surrender.
Premier Asquith's statements that
officers would return to duty uncon
ditionally was made in good faith,
since he learned of Col. Seely's
amendments to the cabinet memor
andum only yesterday afternoon. The
prime minister made plain the gov
ernment's position regarding the army
to the house of commons, declaring
he did not assent to claim of anv
body of men in the service or the
crown to demand assurance of what
they would be required to do in cir
cumstances which had not yet arisen.
Much of the oratory of the debate
in the house of commons tonight con
sisted of fiery denunciations of the
military aristocracy. Government
members were placated by today's re
velations, but there remains a strong
outspoken dissatisfaction with the
iffair among radicals and laborites.
Many think the subject would have
been allowed to rest except for the
almost unanimous attack by the lib
eral press and the boasting of the
conservative press over what they
speak of as general Cough's victory.
Col. Seely's transfer to another
cabinet post is predicted and the tm
nouncement, accepting the resigna
tions of General Paget and General
Gough would be no surprise.
Railroads Fixing Rates
for 1915
Virtually one way fare for the round
trip to the expositions at San Diego
and San Francisco from points west
of Chicago were agreed upon by the
trans-continental passenger associa
It Is probable, according to an of
ficial statement, that tourists will be
routed so as to be able to take in
both expositions on one ticket.
NEW YORK, March 25. The pop
ular belief that the parcels post has
placed express companies in hard
straits is contradicted by the news
that the American Express company
will erect a 2,000,00 office building
in lower Broadway. It will be thirty
two stories in height, with a front
age of eighty feet on Broadway, ad
joining the new building of the
Adams Express company. The com
pany 'will reserve ten floors for it's
William G. McAdoo, the well known.Sec. of Treasury, Is said to have matrimonial intentions. A little b:ri! gays I hat
he has been dropping in at one of his neighbor's homes quite frequently. The neighbor has a charming daughter,
i Selah!
Uncle Sam, our well known and usually genial relative, reports that suspicious tracks have been fsoen around the
public crib. He allows it's some of them Trusties trylngto rob him again.
The Immigration Bill, w(th Its companion, the IateracyTest, is still in our midst. Mr. 'Wilson, our learned Presi
dent, objects to the dog, but the Senate seems to like the dog, and trouble Is predicted ere long.
Over Half of Deficit Wiped
Out With Two-thirds ofj
JJusincss .Men Not Yet
Approached Commit
tees AVork Todav
In two working days of the Y. M. C.
A. financial campaign, the committee
have seen one-third of their appointed
contributors and have collected over
half of the amount required to put the
institution on a solid basis for the com
ing year.
First day J2.843.00
Second day 2,079.50
Deduct this from the total amount
and the sum remaining to be collected
is found to be $3,877.50.
There were but 220 out of the 625
business men seen by the committee
in the first two days. Of these 220, 145
have contributed the sums which add
up to that pleasing total of $4,922.50.
The average contribution was there
for about $34. By averaging $"20 on
the remaining contributors, who can
be seen, the committees will be able to
close the campaign with the entire
amount stowed away in the bank.
The results of the campaign so far
are all the more pleasing to the work
ers because they show that it only
takes a minute's conversation to bring
results. The only lack is in workers.
Contributors are entirely willing to
come across, if only they can be ap
proached by the proper committees.
There are fourteen committees of from
three to seven members each, working
on the town. The real call to arms
does not issue until today, when the
captains will be asked to gather spec
ially big committees and go after the
citizens on a final round up of the
dollars. Captains and workers meet at
the association building, and from
there spread to their tasks. They want
to see everybody and get the deficit must have had a lapse of memory and
cleaned up today if it is possible, but ilid not regain his faculties until ar
in case there is not time today to col- rested at Redlands for bigamy. He was
lect everything, the campaign will con- paroled and is now trying to untangle
tinue until Saturday. ' 'affairs.
canal Toua in The
NETS HIM $10,000
CHICAGU, March 2".. Called
upon by Bert and Ned Ylng to
help open the safe of their father,
Jim Poll, a Chinese restaurant
owner. who died recently.
Joe ("hoynski, the former noted
pugilist, swung open the door and
found a will leaving him $1.hi0.
It was a reward for (Jhoynskis
kindness in helping Pon at San
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Says Impossible
Convict Women
OAKLAND. Cat., -March 25. "U is
almost impossible to convict a wom
an of any crime nowadays," asserted
W. H. L. Haynes, -district attorney of
Alameda county, in a statement, and
his opinion is concurred in by five
other county prosecutors in the bay ,
"When a woman is involved in :i
case. says Haynes. "overyining
written or spoken is in her interest,
without regard to the facts in the
matter, and when testimony is given,
it's main object is to create popular
sympathy for the woman. The re
sult is that public opinion begins t
cut a big figure. A woman in nine
cases out of ten pleads that she is
insane: then everybody gets kind
hearted, and turns her loose upon
the community to commit another
crime, and again put up an insanity
defense, 'ad lib.' "
J. I!. Mackenzie, district attorney
of Contra Costa county, says he has
never been able to convict a woman
of crime.
"In misdemeanor cases," he says,
"it is absolutely impossible, no mat
ter how flagrant the offense may be.
attribute this circumstance to the
inherent attitude of chivalry on the
part of the men ow.ird women."
ASSOCIATED press dispatch
John E. Dickson, a former solicitor,
nvirried Mary Moffatt at Norwich,
Conn., but knew nothing of the mar
riage until one year after, according
to a sworn declaration in a suit for an
nulment filed here. Dickson said he
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Authorizes Construction of
Railroad South of Yuma
and Favors Hill Leasing
Public Domain With Na
tural Resources
! WASHINGTON, March 25.
! Secretary Lane today announced
! he has authorized the construe- j
! tion of a railroad twenty miles j
! long south of Yuma to provide j
! transportation facilities for set- :
I tiers under an irrigation project !
! that will be ready in sixty days.
. v
WASHINGTON. March 2;"i. Argu
ments will be presented by a huge
delegation of Californians tomorrow
favoring an administration bill de
signed to develop, through the leas
ing system, the great resources in
coal, oil. gas. phosphate, sodium,
potash on ,123.000.(1(10 acres of public
domain in the west. A hearing on
the bill began before the house public
lands committee, today.
While the California delegation
favors the bill In general; they will
assert the measure does not give
(Continued on Page Five.)
C1 Ibr
Another Precedent Is
associated rp.Ess dispatch
WASHINGTON. March 25. Presi
dent Wilson ktpt pace with his precedent-shattering
reputation and exem
plified the human side of himself which
he described in a talk w ith newspaper
men recently, by motoring to the home
of Senator Stone of Missouri, and hav-
ing a chat about official business,
Stone, who is chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee, has been ill for
several weeks.
He sought a conference with the
President who suggested that he visit
the Senator rather than have him go
Protestants in Large Num
bers Gather Before Joint
Committee of Board of
Trade and M. & M. Association
Adoption of Resolutions
Committee Taking No
Part, Asking Council to
Grant Right of Way on
Jackson Street
A joint committee of the board of
trade and the Merchants and Manu
facturers' Association heard protests
yesterday afternoon at the board of
trade rooms against the granting to
the Tucson, Phoenix & Tidewater
Railroad company a right of way
along Madison Street. It was ex
pected that there would be a thor
ough discussion of the pending or
dinance presented a week ago, at the
time of the filing of the articles of
the company with the corporation
commission. But no one representing
the company was present at the
meeting. There was a misapprehen
sion also as to the functions assum
ed by the joint committee. Some,
thought that it would reach a deci
sion either for or against the Madi
son Street franchise when, in fact,
the committee understood itself to be
only a vehicle of expression for both
sides and an intermediary' between
Dr. Ancil Martin presided over the
meeting. Attorney O. T. Richey, rep
resenting himself and several other
residents along AYest Madison Street
was the first speaker. Armed with
a map showing Madison and Jack
son, Streets through the city, as well
as Harrison, in the western part of
the town, Mr. Richey showed that it
would be as convenient, if not more
convenient, for the railroad company
to use a right of way along Jackson
street which had already been de
voted to railroad purposes.
If the Madison street right of way
were granted, he said, $50,000 worth
of improvement in West Capitol ad
dition would be wiped out. That
district would be converted into a
residence section which would not be
a credit to the city, the handsome
cottages and bungalows which had
been erected would soon turn to
The company, Mr. Richey said, had
offered no reason why it should bo
allowed to occupy Madison rather
than Jackson street except that it
wanted it. As to the statement that
it had acquired, or that there had
been acquired for the El Paso and
Southwestern, property along Madi
son west of Third Avenue, Mr. Rich
ey said that it could make us of
that property, if its tracks were on
Jackson street.
Sid Henry said that as a real
estate man, he would do nothing to
throw an obstacle in the way of the
coming of the railroad but he .would
like to be informed wherein the pur
pose of the company would be bet
ter served by a right of way on
Madison instead of Jackson. After
speaking of the damage to property
along Jackson, he said that one
thing should be considered, the fu
ture need of a subway on Central
Avenue. It would be much easier to
construct a subway under Jackson
and Buchanan than one underlying
three streets.
Among the protestants was Rev.
Seaborn Crutchfield who rather hu
morously described the ruin that
would overwhelm him if the com
pany should run its line on Madison
where he had erected a $3000 home
where he had expected to pass the
remainder of his life in peace, and
not among the turmoil of locomotive
whistles and the rumble of passing
trains. His property by that prox
imity to the railroad might some
time be enhanced in value as ware
house property but at his time of
life he could not expect to live until
the unearned increment would bo
Mrs. Ham, the owner of a home on
West Madison, made a strong ap-
(Continued on Page Five.)
Shattered By Wilson
to the trouble of visiting the AVhito
Stone was eager to discuss the Mexi
can situation and the pending contro
versy relating to the repeal of the
, Panama Canal
tolls exemption for
. American ships.
j "The President", Stone stid, "merely
dropped in on his way to the golf links;
I have been laid up for a long time and
. was eager to hear what Is going on.
The President told me about Mexico,
j and we talked also about the canal
( matter. It was mighty fine or him to
suggest coming here."

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