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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SUNDAY, JULY 25, 1915.
MEXICAN SITUATION GLOOMY, PRESAGES ACTION BY WILSDH Conditions Reported Growing Worse and Administration Is Losing Patience. CARRANZA EVACUATES NACO This, However, Is Only Reassur ing News to Reach Washing ton From Republic. The Mexican situation appeared gloomy today and presaged the early arrival of the day when the United States must take some sort of action to remedy conditions. The conditions are reported worse instead of better. That the patience of the Administration mUBt soon end Is apparent. This was indicated by the Instruc tions to Oeneral Funston to repel, with force If necessary, any firing into American territory by Mexican armies on the border. Advices have reached Washington that the forces of Carranza at Naco have been withdrawn In accordance with the American warning. This. however. Is about the only reassuring news from Mexico, where famine con ditions are growing worse. Radical Change Dae. The entire situation as reported to officials here Is regarded as exceed ingly discouraging. That President Wilson will announce a radical change In the policy of this Govern ment when he returns from Cornish is expected In some quarters. Mexico City still Is cut off from communication with the outside world. The latest teport from there came by courier to the border and described the city as In control of a band of Indians under Zapata. Prom the standpoint of the Adminis tration, there Is nothing to inspire hope that the Mexican situation will rlKht itself. Carranza appears to be losing the advantage he possessed a short time ago; Villa is considered to offer little prospect of stable leadership and the sec-saw struggles of factions and counter factions arc disheartening to Administration offlciuls heie who have sought to avoid intervention. Food Reported Scarce. Foodstuffs arc reported scarce throughout the war area, relief commit tees work under the greatest difficul ties and starvation threatens every where. Advices from Vera Cruz say that General Carranza specifically Instruct ed his commander at Xogales, Oeneral Callcs, not to attack 'the Villa force there and also gave assurance of the withdrawal of Carrnnzlstas at Naco. This was the result of tho War De partment's order to Oeneral Funston to prevent by force If necessary firing across the border. Subsequently came notice of the evacuation of Naco by Cairanza. The State Department has had the border situation under consideration for the last week, the Villa and Carranza agencies accusing each other of re sponsibility for violation of the agree ment with General Scott to neutralize border towns. Summary of Situation. The State Department's latest sum mary of Mexico conditions, issued last night says: "The department Is In receipt of ad vices fiom the border saying that it Is reported by one who has Just arrived from Torrcon, and who is regarded as reliable, that the story of the execu tion of thirty railroad men at Tor reon is untrue, as is also the report of the execution of Francis Ugarte, nho, however, is said to be under an est. "Delayed news from Mexico City, dated the 19th Instant, Is to the effect that the railroad connection!! with To lusa and Cuernaaca were destroyed by the Zapatistas when they retreated to the south and west. All foodstuffs wero scarce, the relief committees be ins unable to fully cope v.t.i the situ ation. "The city council has appointed a chief of police and order Is being fairly well preseived. A few hundred soldiers arc In the city. The city ii.vj no com munication with the outsllo word -cept through the courier, but It is hoped that the cable service will shortly bo restored. Nothing Is n.ild of the pos sibility of a wireless service being es tablished. The report doej not men tion the position now held by General Gonzales and his force3, nor does it make any reference to t.ie whereabouts of the 'Hying column.' " Report From Galveston. A news dispatch from Galveston re in its tho situation throughout Mexico as far as It can be ascertained as fol lows: General Coss, leading a Carranza force south of Mexico City, has captured Itoques Gonzales Chazaro, the conven tion president of Mexico, and his cab inet, according to dispatches received today. The battle In which the so called president was captured was fought on tho nth instant. The dlsratches declare that General Coss, a descendant of the Coss, of Mex ican war fame, is not a man who he lloes in treating with prisoners who have highly offended what he considers the Mexican government, and that he vlll have his captive executed. The Civil War Nurse To Visit Capital Mrs. Emily Alchr, 75, Will Be In- teresting Visitor to G. A. R. Encampment. Mrs. Kmlly Alder, who served as ,n nurse during the civil -war and who has held many Important offices In the Woman's Relief Corps, will be one or tho Interesting visitors to Washington I during the coming U, A, H. encamp ment. ' Mrs. Alder l seventy-tlvo years old and lives at Clarion, Ohio. She' Is na tional chaplain of the Army Nurses of tho Civil War. When the" war broke out her husband and her two brothers! enlisted in the Thirteenth Wisconsin in fantry. At tho Becond battle of Fort Donel son, Mrs. Alder was called on to nurse the wounded in rthe regiment in which her relatives had enlisted. She has dedicated her life to the work of caring for tho veterans and as a member of tho Woman's Rrllef Corps is enabled to accomplish heralms In this respect. I Veterans of tho civil war, .Including drummers, flfcrs and buglers Who served1 between 18$1 and 1S65. tbday were requested t J assemble at 412 Fourteenth street Wednesday evening to organise for the encampment. ' cabinet officials of Chataro will share the same fate. " Since the capture took place several days ago, it la belloved In Vera Cruz that the convention president and his cabinet may have already been put to death. The dispatches declare ,that a Urge number of Zapata followers were slain in Ihf. battle resulting In the capture of Chazaro. President Chasaro succeed ed Garza 'as the head of the conven tion government about one month nfco. Trying To1 Retake Town. Oen. Pablo Gpnzales, the Carranza commander, Is In the vicinity of Pa chuca endeavoring to retake the town from the Zapata forces. General Qbre gon, anothef Carranza leader, according to official reports, Is Isolated north of Mexico City. A flying column of Villa troops has taken Queretaro, and Is' operating in the vicinity of the Mexican capital. With the main forces away from their bases and moving away from destroyed railroads, news of the military situa tion Is meager. The city of Guanajuato, however, Is reported as In a chaotic condition, and an appeal has been sent through the State Department to hare the Villa troopH return there to restore order. In Las Mochls, state pf Slnaloa, 1,500 Mdyo Indians are causing much apprehension, and General Carranza, who has forces in that locality, has "been asked to assist In protecting foreigners and their lives. General Villa himself is reported at Torrcon with no communication south of Zacatecas. He has not heard from his flying column of several thousand men for nearly a week, but they were ?1ven specific Instructions to protect orelgners and their property, he has told American consular agents. BO! OFELEVEPSEES U.S.FIRST'ONSIO Potential Trust Magnate Would Have Come Out Alright But for Pickpocket. ALEXANDRIA ROAD BILL OP TUESDAY City Council to Take Action on $20,000 Appropriation to, Improve Highway. WITNESSES AGIST BECKER SDBPO E AED I sluod, will he used chiefly to refute the affidavit of JJcnJamln Knufrtrtun, onco a Miner of Rosuntlinl, who nworo that Kostl.thal told him that he Intended to l go lo the Metropole on the night when ho wna. murdered to got $lfi,C00 for leav ing the Htate xmd discontinuing tho dls closuios which ho had started to make lo tho district attorney. irs. iioEcnvnai was weeping wnen slio left the district attorney's ofllce. Sho was dressed In mourning. She did not see Rose. District Attorney Summons Mrs. Rosenthal and Rose in Lat est Move. ALEXANDRIA, July 25. City coun ell meets next Tuesday night to tako action .on several Important matters, chief of whl;h Is Jhe bill which pro vides for an appropriation of $20,000 for Improving tho Russell roaJ through Rosemont and Braddock and South Patrldk street road to the Huntlnk creek bridge. The special meeting of. the board of aldermen which was held InstiTuosdav to con cur In the action of common council' at a previous meeting, regarding this matter, laid the bill over until the meeting to be held Tuesday. The veto by the mayor of the or dinance providing for the Chcsapeako and Potomac Telephone Company franchise als'o will come up. The ordinance, has a proviso that allows It to become effective without the mayor's approval.. The board of governors of the Alex andria Automobile Club -will visit Fairfax Courthouse tomorrow morn ing to urge the county board of su pervisors not to establish the three tollgates proposed recently. The su pervisors announced that they would have a gate erected between Fairfax and Vienna, near Sutton's store, a second between Vienna and Falls Church, and another at the Falls Church corporation line. Funeral services for Henry Krrlc were held this afternoon at Wheatlcy's Chapel and conducted by the Rev. Will iam J. Morton, rector of Christ Epis copal Church. Mr. Errlc was brought to this city Thursday In a critical con dition and taken to the Alexandria Hospital, where he died Friday. Thft rnrl Ahnvp th wnnthnrvan. rtn the city hall steeple was removed yes- J terday afternoon by a steeplejack from! New York and taken to tho latter! place, where It Is to borepalred or re placed by a new one. The rod sustains the large gilt letters. Indicating the ptolnts of tho compass, and .was badly I bent In the big storm of July 31, 1913. W. B. Herring, for years weigh-1 master at tho Southern railway weigh ing and Inspecting bureau at Potomac I yards, has been appointed traveling In spector for North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, with headquarters at I Richmond. . The Holy Name Society Rand will give an excursion to Colonial Beach Wednesday, and the Phi Mu Sigma fra ternity, Alpha Chapter of the M. E. Church, South, will give one on tho steamer St. Johns Monday night. The Old Dominion Glass Company has closed the factory for two weeks, according to annual custom. No Disaster "Movies." CHICAGO. July 25. Exhibition of mo tion pictures depicting the Eastland tragedy In any photoplay theater In the city was forbidden by Acting Mayor W. R. Moorhouse. NEW YORK. July 25.-Dlstrlct Attor ney Perkins has called together those members of his staff who l.avo dono work In collection with the Becker case to prepare for a vigorous opposition to tho rrdor obtained by Becker's lawyers compelling the District Attorney to show cause why Bcckor should not have a new trial. When the annlicntlon for a new trial comes up for hearing bcfoio Supremo Court Justice John Ford tomorrow morn ing tho Dlsttlct Attorney will submit ' a mass of affidavits In answer to those tiled by W. Bourke Cockran as a basis i for a new trial. i Jack Rose Is llknlv to be the central flRiire In the heating beforo Justice Ford, It developed today Mr. Cochran will try to have Rose cited as a wit ness to explain why he did not tell of the relations between Herman Rosen thal. Becker and "Big Tim" Sullivan, when he testified at Becker's two trials. Martin T. Manton, and John F.McIntyro, Becker's lawyers at the two trials, havo sworn that they never heard the Sulli van stoiy until Becker told It In the nlntemcnt which ho prepared in the deathhouso which he has sent to Gov ernor Whitman. Rose, nccomimnled bv Bernard II. Rnnulcr. his lawyer, and was closeted with tho district attorney for four hours. Six stenographers working In I relays, took down Rose's affidavit. ; Rose snld It was all "old stutr." Mjs. Herman Rosenthal, widow of the murdered man, was questioned by Mr. Perkins. Mrs. Rosenthal, it Is under- OSSINING. N. V July 2C.-Charlcs Becker, whoso death In tho electric chair Is set for Wednerday, tortav was vtitcd bv Mrs. Becker, who tried to ch.sr her husband with the latest do velopmchtn In h's fight for life. Both wcro encouraged by the ncwB that Rhlnelonder Waldo had partially confirmed one point In his story regard ing "Big Tim" Sulllrnn's efforts to get Rosenthal awav. Meanwhile, workmen, under the direc tion of the nrlson electrician, are en gaged ndjusttug the straps on the chair in which Becker Is doomed to sit, and a test will be made this afternoon. Teddy and Bryan Refuse to Comment Former Says He Hopes America Will Act On the Sentiments He . Expressed at Syracuse. SAN FRANCISCO, July 25,-After studying the latest note to Germany, Colonel Roosevelt declined to discuss It lh detail or tb express an opinion con cerning It. "1 have only this to say," said Colonel Roosevelt. "If jou will refer to my statements at Syracuse after the sink ing of the Lusltanln, you will find the sentiments I hold then and hold at this time. I can onlv add that I hope Undo Sam will act on them." In the statement referred to. Colonel Roosevelt declared, in brief, that the sinking of the Lusltanla was piracy and wanton slaughter or Innocent men, women, and children In speeches hero the ex-President did not refer to tho latest note to Germany. Iix-Scrctary Bryan reached San Francisco last night. After a hurried perusal of the note, ho said: "This Is Interesting, but, of course, until I have read the nolo through and anulvzed it carefully, I cannot discuss It. It would bo Impossible for mo to give anv oplnlvn on the note until I have gqnc over It with tho greatest care." ' Submarine Sinks Two Ships Off Orkneys LONDON, July 25.-Thc Russian ship Rubonln has been torpedoed and sunk by a submarine. Her crew of thirty was landed on the Orkney Islands. Tho trawler Star of Peaco also was torpedoed and sunk off the Orkneys. Tho crew was landed at Stromness, B Where Yosr Dollars mm i Coiat Most K 1 EHRENDO 720-722-724 Seventh St N.W. ImmenseMillinery Sale Ladies' Hats . . . 7c Jacob Rosenblum. an eleven-year-old wizard of finance and a potential trust magnate. Is an unwilling visitor In Washington today, but he expects to "check out" of the house of detention late this afternoon and return to his home In Unlontown. Pa. Bv his own admission Jacob never studied a modern cost accounting -tnm hut with ft 110 bill he has traveled from Unlontown to Washington, from Washington to New tork. where he spent two days, and back to this city. And but for an unscrupulous fallow traveler who touched him for Si 05 he would have been safely back at home J by this time. Here is the wav Jacobs expense ac count reads, and not even Comptroller of the Treasury Downey could pick a flaw In it: Half fare. Unlontown to "VN ash- Ington -2-06 Washington to New York 2.R3 New York to Washington 2.83 Stolen on the train 2.06 Cash In hand "16 Meals, taxlcabs. "seeing Broad way" and spent on chcrua beauties " J10.00 "T haH th 12.05 for mv fare home from Washington in a pocket by Itself," soldi Jacob today In recounting his trip. ' I went to sleep on me train ana wnen a woke up it was gone. My folks thought I was going up to Pittsburgh when I left home, last Wednesday, but I knew a boy In New York named Gordon, so I thoight I would go up to see him. "I couldn't find him, though, so I re membered the address of a man who used to live In Unlontown and went to see him. But he was out of a job and I did not know the city well enough to get a Job myself, so I Btarted back home. I earned all of that $10 myself selling papers and working in a printing office." His father has been notified of Jacob's presence here and has sent money to carry him home Secretary of Steamboat Company Is Arrested CHICAGO, July 25. Late last night detectives arrested Walter C. Steele, secretary of the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship Company. He was on his farm near St. Joseph. Mich., when notified of the disaster, and came to Chicago by train. He was Questioned by State's Attor ney Maclay Hoyne and First Deputy Superintendent of Police Shutteler, i Then he was locked up for the night. '. 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