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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENINGS, JANTJABY 15, 1916.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Iwwrn
BERLIN TURNS
DOWN PLAN TO
LCT U. S. PROBE
'MURDER' CASE
ReJects'Grey's Proposal to Sub
mit Charge That Sailors
Were Killed in Cold Blood to
Americans.
Announces It Will Adopt Methods
of Reprisal for Death of Sub
marine Crew To Send No
More Notes.
BERLIN (via wireless to Say
irille), Jan. 15. The German gov
ernment today rejected the sug
gestion made by Sir Edward Grey,
British foreign minister, that the
Baralong case, in which officers
of a British steamer were accused
of the murder of a German sub
marine crew, be submitted to in
vestigation by a court of Ameri
ican naval officers.
The text of the German note
transmitted to Great Britain
through the American embassy,
was made public here today. It
denies British charges that Ger
man soldiers and sailors have been
-fetiilty of inhuman practices, and
informs Great Britain thaHGor-roany-will
adopt methods of re
prisal for thfc alleged cold, blooded
murder of- the German submarine
crew. .
WANTED U. S. COURT.
Grant TOrltnln fw... m t.Ml t
Baralong case to an American tribunal
if Germany consented at the same time
to submit three cases of alleged Ger-i
man brutality to the same neutral court. '
"The German government must reject
as Inapplicable tho British proposal to
mibmlt these three cases, with the Bara
long case, to Investigation by a court
of American naval officers," It was
stated. "The German government takes
the standpoint that the charges against
members of German forces must be In
vestigated by Its own competent author
ities and that these give every ossur- t
since of an unprejudiced verdict, where
necessary for Just punishment. It has '
advanced no other renuest in th ni-
Ish ''government in the Baralong case,
not dotfbtlng for the moment that a
court-martial composed of British naval
officers would decree suitable punish
ment for thin cowardly and perfidious
crime. This request was tho more ult
avblu because Iho affidavits of Ameri
cans, therefore neutral, witnesses sub
mitted to the British government, placed
tho guilt of the commander of the crew
of the Baralong practically beyond
lIOUDu
Representations At End.
Tho German government adds that
Ince the British government has an
swered its "request' evasively, thereby in
dicatfng its desire "to no longer ob
serve against Geiman submarines ono
of the first rules of war namely, to
paro enemies when Incapacitated for
further action." it will niako no fur
ther representations in the Baralong
case.
'The British governmont having re
filled expiation for this outrageous In
cident, the German government feels
compelled to take tho punishment for
this unatoned crime into its own hands
and adopt measures of reprisal cor
responding," the note concluded.
Daniels Makes Plea for
Navy and Merchant Ships
NEW YORK, Jan. IB. Secretary of
the Nftvy Daniels. In an address today
before the National Democratic Club,
pleaded for a merchant marine and a
stronger navy, to go hand In hand.
"We must have a merchant marine,"
he said, "to carry American commercn
Abroad, particularly to countries on the
Western hemisphere, and we must
strengthen the navy, not for aggres
sion, but to give the American com
merce and American diplomacy the
power that can com only, under pres
ent conditions, from sea power."
Two British Ships in
Collision; Many Drown
LONDON, Jan. IS.- "M.c "H i li ste.im-
ers Argus and Uirthvo.d lollWlcd In
the Bristol Channl toikn an; several
persons were drowned. 1 lit. Argus has
landed some of the Laichwood'e sur
vivor. The Larchwood Is a 6i9-ton veenel
owned and registered at Mlddloborough.
Theri are two British stcameis named
the Argus, one displacing 1.23S tons, reg
istered at Belfast, and one of 704 tons
irom tne port or uooie.
Florida foperlor ervli'f rlo Mlnntle
Coast Line. 'N V A Florida 3pe lal"
leaves 15 n in iodv. 1 other all steel
ltd. train (lulls JfiKe, 1106 N Y. ,tve w.
Miss Wilson's Voice
Benefits Red Cross
1 I I II MM
$1,000 Turned Over to Society
from Proceeds of Phono-
graph Records.
Miss Margaret Wilson has turned
over $1,000, which she received for
phonograph rocorda of her voice, to
the Red Cross for the Red Cross
Tialnlhg School for Nurses In Bul
garia, Miss Mabel Boardman told the
Congressional Club yesterday. The
money Already has been cabled.
. '; ,.Wlon, who was operated on
n Philadelphia for tho removal of
adenoids Thursday, Is resting com
fortably. She will not bo able to re
turn hero for several weeks,
Mlsa Helen ' Woodrow Bones, Miss
Wilson' cousin, Is at the Bcllevue
Stratford. In Philadelphia.
PRICE JURY STILL
UNABLE TO AGREE
Sharp Division Indicated After
Nineteen Hours 1,000
Hear Final Plea.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15. After being
out nineteen hours, the Price murder
case Jury had reached no verdict at
noon todav.
Tho Jury Is limited to one of two ver
dicts, "guilty of murder In the first' de
gree" or "not guilty." by the charge
given bv Judge Daniel Fish.
When tho hours had passed and no
verdict was announced, loud argument
from the Jury room Indicated that thcro
was a sharp division among tho Jurors.
The court had told the Jurors tho
Minnesota law docs not permit a con
viction on the unsupported testimony of
an accomplice.
Nearly 1 tw persons heard M. C.
Brad conclude his plea to tho Jury to
free Price.
II. S.
Militant Suffragette Held to Be
"Undesirable Aden" in Eyes
of Lavy Sent to Ellis Island.
NEW YOHK. Jan. 15. -Despite her
angry protests, Mrs. Emmellno Pank
hurst was sent to the Ellis Island m
mlgraUon station upon her arrival here
from London today.
The action wia taken because sh
had once been convicted and Imprison
ed In England, during her champion
ship of militant suffrage methods, and
is therefore an "undeslrablo alien" In
the eyes of the law.
Miss Joan Wlukham, her secretary,
accompanied the British suffragette
leader to the Inland, and at once began
an attempt to communicate with Secre
tary of State Lansing and Commission
er of Labor Wllon at Washington, to
obtain a special permit for her re!oafo.
The same action was taken by Immi
gration officials hero on Mrs. Pank
hurst's last visit to Amurlca She was
detained but sub&equenlly allowed to
lano. -
WASHINGTON YOUTH
GETS POST IN NAVY
Commissions Will Be Issued to
Twelve as Assistant Pay
masters. Twelve young men, including ono
ashlng'tonlan. will be commissioned
assistant paymasters In the navy, with
the rank of ensign, as the result or a
recent competitive examination. The
Navy Department todny announced that
the twelve successful candidates will
take rank In the following order, which
was their relative standing In the ex
amination: Edward it. Kberie, Arkansas; Andrew
1.. Heustls, New York; Malcolm U.
Slflrrow. District of Columbia; Benja
min H. Gantz, South Dakota; Haymond
a. Hickman. Indiana: William D. Alex
ander, Maryland; Homer C. Soweii,
Georgia; Morton F. Bins. Massacnu
sotts; Baymond Bright, Pennsylvania;
Venou H, Wheeler, South Carolina;
Louie English, Georgia; Otto B. Urigg,
California.
Tho now officers will bo ordered to
Washington for Instruction at the Naval
Pay Officers' School, and will then
be transferred to cruisers ; gunboats
as supply officers.
Zuider Zee Dikes
Burst; Farms Flooded
AM8TERDAM. Jan. 15. The Telegraaf
reports that the Zuider Zee dike at
Katwoudc haa burst and that Zuld
polder has been flooded. The inhabi
tants fled to Edam, which also is partly
flooded, the newspaper adds.
Many farms were completely Inun
dated, the Inhabitants proceeding In
boats to surrounding villages.
Volundam is entirely flooded, and
Monnlkendam, on the mainland, and
tho Island of Marken aro under water.
A later message from Edam says that
the dike protecting Poldorezeovang Is
in danger, and that If It breaks the re
sult will be the flooding of tho greater
part of north Holland.
Daniels for Early Action
On Larger Annapolis Bill
Secretary of tho Navy Daniels today
wrote to Chairman L. P. Padgett, of
the House Committee on Naval Affairs,
suggesting the advisability of at once
'ntroduelne a hill to Incronso the num
ber or mhUhinnieii at Annapolis
ImnWHte action is urged, so that
appointment nitty be made In Unio for
the next academic year.
MR
?M
US IS
BARRED
Ffiil
JURY AWAITS
TALE OF DEATH
CAR DRIV
Mohr TriahAdjourns Until Next
Week After Preliminary Evi
dence. LITTLE ADVANTAGE GAINED
Barrington Officer Gives Story of
Alleged Confessions of Ne
groes Accused.
PnOVlDENCE, R. I.. Jan. 15.-Atter
a week's attack, tho State of Rhode
Island adjourned with scarcely any ad
vnntago today In tho campaign to wrest
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Mohr, widow of Dr.
Charles F. Mohr, from hor two chil
dren and send her to prison perhaps
for life.
Charged with hiring Cecil "Victor
Brown and Henry Bpellman. negro
youths to ambush her physician hus
band, Mrs. Mohr today stands only In
the shadow of the gray old prison.
A rumor is current that Jlealls. tho
negro chauffeur. Is about to make a
now confession that will completely ex
onernto Mrs. Mohr. Its basis, appar
ently is a report that ileallH hud aent
word from hli cell that he would Ilka
to sec William II Lewis, attorney fo
Vlctor Brown, one of the negroes now
on trial with Mrs. Mohr. Hcalls plead
ed nolo contendere thut ho might ap
pear as a Stain's witness.
Police Chief Thomas IS. Bobbins, of
Barrington, gave the only damaging
testimony against her. Je drscrltmd
In graphic detail how tho negroes told
him of their visit to tho scene of the
crime and of how thev threw the re
volvers Into Eeho lake
Chief Inspector William F. O'Neill, of
Providence, and Police Commissioner
Bonjamln F. Moulton were poor wit
nesses for the State.
The State's trump card la th story
of George W. 1 leans, nesro driver of
thtr death ear who has turned S?talc n
evidence. Mis testimony may decide
Mrs. Mohr's fate Georgo Rooks, brother-in-law
of Emily Burger, companion
of Dr. Mohr on the night he wan mur
dered. Is to be another Important wit
ness for the Stat early next weolc
U.O.SWIInlL
State Department Officials Re
fuse to Comment on New
Charge Against Germans.
State Department officials refused to
day to comment on those reports pub
lished In London alleging aruse of tho
privilege given the German embassy In
Washington of sending mall to Berlin
In the diplomatic pouch.
From diplomatic sources the Informa
tion la obtained, however that an Issuo
of this character has arisen In which
Ambassador Gerard, considering a docu
ment sent through the mall frorr Wash
ington to tT Improper, retjrnod tt to
Washington before delivery.
The matt r is now said to be under
investigation. '"'he I.ondon report
Hflld tho returned document consisted
of reports sent by Dr. Albert, com
mercial attache of the German em
bassy here to his government, and
contained details of financial trans
actions can led on bv Albert as fiscal
agent in the United States of the
Gorman government.
FIVE HURT IN DU PONT
BLAST; LOSS $25,000
Accidental Explosion Destroys
Ammonia Crystallizing House
at Gibbstown, N. J.
GIBBSTOWN, N. J., Jan 15. -The ex
plosion that destroyed tho ammonia
crystallizing house of tho du Pont Pnn
der Company here last night when five
men were Injured, two of them serl-l
ously. was of unavoidable cause, nnd did
$25,000 damago, officials of the company
today declared.
The seriously injured, Edward Bubb
or UlDbstown, und Isanc Gibson, of
Paulsboro, wore removed to Cooper
Hospital, at Camden. They are expect-
ed to recover.
Tho explosion wa athe sixth at du
Pont plant In this vicinity within a
week. It rocked the country for ten
juucn niuuuu.
ABUSE ACCUSATIONS
The Most Completely Baffling Crime
In Washington Police Annals
Veteran sleuths at headquarters tell the facts in a murder case which re
mains as much of an unfathomable mystery today as on the morning the
crime was first discovered. Will be reviewed and discussed by veteran Wash
ington detectives in
The Sunday Times
U. S.
AWAITS
FULL TEXT OF
Lansing Announces Government
Will Take No Action Till
Documents Arrive.
DOESN'T RECOGNIZE CASE
Accuracy of News Not Doubted,
But It Must Be Confirmed
Officially.
Secretary of State Lanlng said today
thnt the United States Government will
tako no action In the new German In
trigues, brought to light by seizure of
papers from Cnpt. Franz von Papen
until these documents are received from
Ambassador Page at London.
While officials show no Inclination to
doubt the accuracy bf news summaries
of these documents, which were given
out by the British government before
they were turned over to Mr. Page for
transmission to Washington, tho de
partment refused to take official cog
n I ratio, of unofficial reports. '
Ambassador von BernstorfT refused to
dlscups tho Incriminating nelzed docu
ment. It Ih known, however, that Ger
man diplomatic official are highly In
censed nt what they call the xtupldlty
of f'nptnin von Papen In permitting tho
seizure qf recrct documents.
Person Only Safe.
It was recalled today that before
von Papen sailed for Germany It wa
oflclally announced at the State De
partment that the safe conduct Klvcn
111 in applied only to his poraou, and
nut . an papers or documents he
might cany with him This was so
well uudeivtood that nurnrUe was e.
picss,ed today when It became Known
thai check stubs and hank books of
W,n wntu wljh th IMgs rtanV. of
other papers ware taken from him on,
route
What Is considered the most darn-
figlnu evidence disclosed bv the seized
Papers Is the record showtntr that von
Papen paid $70'i to Werner Horn, the
Germnn rcMirvlst now under indict
ment for attempting to destroy the
Vnnceboio, .Me., international bridge,
jiif-t previous to the attempt. And
equally significant Is an Item show
Ins the payment of J'J.ono lhto Cap
tain von Papen s account bj the Ger
man embassy he dav before the Van
Horn payment.
Payments of $100 to Carl Kuenferle,
who committed suicide In a British
prison after confessing thnt ho was a
German spy. and )icnv onvments by
von Papn to tho German consulatu
at Soaltlc prior to the Seattle explo
sion may alo bo Inquired Into.
Customary Proceeding.
In German circles today It was de
clared that the payment of money by
the German embassy to Captain von
Papon was a customary fiscal proced
ure, and one not Involving the embassy.
It was declaiod that von Papen. as
military attache wna under orders of
the Gertmn war office, and not the for
eign offlc, and It did not necessarily
follow that the embassy had any
knowledge of tho uses to which tho
raone placed to his credit was used.
In tho samo circles It was declared
that even If the check stubs and let
cra taken from von Paion are accu
rately described In nows dispatches,
there 1 nothing in them to show that
(Continued on Second Pnge.1
OlSTlfTlfBlL
Chairman Ben Johnson, of the House
District Committee, did not complete
today, as expected, his bill putting Into
legislative form the recommendations
of the Joint committee which Invest!
twiiAA ft... AMni i..t.... . .t.. T-.i-.f.
ERPAPEN PAPERS
SOON TO BE READY
"V V,"' ?:".." ""' L":. '"'".held off the Germans while they were
and the Federal Government, Mr. John
sou said he hoped to have tho bill in
ahapo within u few days.
Congressman Ralney. a member of
the Joint Investigating committee, haa
also been unablo to complete his draft
oi a diii carrying out tneso recommen
dations, but It Is expected both the
Johnson and Halney measures will be
before the District Commltteu w tv,.
middle of next week.
Work on the District appropriation
bill, which Is handled by the Apprnpri-
atlons Committee, was practlcallv 1ml
ed over Fatinday. Mr Page, chairman
of the subcommittee In charge, said tho
i rubcomtnlttee would begin to scrutlnlxo
the Commissioners' estimates on Mon.
day. and he smilingly ncknowlediriI
that there Is a "pruning knife" some-
wnero noout tne committee room.
CARRANZA'S PLEDGES
LED AMERICANS ON TO
DOOM, OFFICIALS SAY
KAISER PLEADS FOR QUIET
THOUGHTS AND PRAYER
BERLIN (via wireless to Say ville), Jan. 15. Kais
er Wilhelm addressed a manifesto to the German people
today, asking them to celebrate his birthday on January
27 with quiet thoughts and prayer.
Whoever wishes to give special expression to his
feelings is urged by the Emperor to do so by gifts that
may heal the wounds inflicted by the war and may help
soldiers' families. The Kaiser's manifesto in part
follows:
"It is still necessary that the heart thoughts and the
strength of the German nation at the front and at home
must be directed toward one great aim, to gain definite vic
tory and win a peace which, as far as the human mind can
conjecture, permanently safeguards the country against a
repetition of hostile attacks."
MONTENEGRINS IN
WGHT.VIENISAYS
Russians Renew Offensive
Around Czernovitz and Are
Repulsed.
ME.NXA vln Berlin wireless) Jan.
15. Montenegrin troops after abandon
ing Cettlnln. retreated on the whole
south and west front toward the Alban
ian border. It was, offlclnllv announced
todii-,
The war office also reported the re-
newal of the Kusslan offensive around
Czernovlti.
Ausiro-iiuncanan (iroons. puiuiw
tho enemv. have passed the tine of
Builua-Ccthnle-Grahovo." said the offl
clal statement. "Thev have entered
Montenegrin territory east of Bileca and
. . ,. . . uwwn.i.M.
near Avtovac. The Austro-Hungnrlans
u... -. i .t,-.. .nr,nn
near Granovo captured tnree cannon.
with their gunners. 500 rifles, ono ma
chino gun and nlcntv of ammunition.
"The BiiBslans have attempted to
break our Bcssarablan front nearTopo
routz and east of Baranoze. northeast
of Czernovitz. Five great attacKs failed.
Tho well-directed Austrian artillery con
tributed noblv to the repulse.
"Since the beginning of the battle In
East Gallcla and Bessarbta. the Austro
Hungarlan troops oC Generals Pflanzer.
Baltlns and Bothmer have cantred 5.100
Russians. Including thirty officers. Aus-tro-Ilungarlan
patrols routed Russian
field guards near Karullovka.
"On the Italian front, Italian artillery
shelled secral places near Mulborget
and Ralbl Italian airmen have been
active In the region of Trieste. Ono
bomb was diopped on Splrano. causing
no damage."
Hundred Thousand
Are Reported Lost by
Austrians in Drive
LONDON. Jan. IK. The Austrians
lost 100,000, including 10,000 men
made prisoners, durlnp the recent
Russian offensive, the Petrograd cor
tespondent of the Dally Chronicle re
ported today.
To keep his troops from retreatlntr
across -the Strlpa river, in Gallcla, the
Austrian General Bothmer dostroyed
the bridge In their rear, the corre
spondent reported. The Austrians
clinging to the east bank wore then
exposed to murderous attack by Rus
hlan artillery.
"Tha Russian offensive covered a
period when the British and French
were strcnuthenlnc their positions In
1 the noar l-.ast
u ...- Iio " ft., fllannfr.il anlrl. It
fortifying and landing; troops at ba
lonlki and evacuating the Galltpolt
peninsula. So far it has served their
purpose. Moreover, it haa constituted
a sharp warning to the Germans that
the initiative In the war la gradually
slipping; from their grasp."
Italian Guns Shell
Austrian Positions
ROME, Jan. 15. The operations on
the Italian front are largely confined to
artillery duels. In which, according to
the official communication Issued today.
the Italian
unners are having the best
lor it.
FORD PARTY STARTS
FOR HOME TONIGHT
Expedition Comes to an End
With Delegates in Scramble
for Jobs.
By CHARLES P. STEWART.
THE HAGUE, Jan. 15. The Ford
peace expedition, came to an end today.
American delegates rushed madly
about, packing trunks and making final
alghtseclng jaunts, preparatory to their
d0Dartllre foP America, abonni the liner
Rotter,jain ton,BhL Tney w, ,eavc for
lllotterdam late this afternoon.
i Several of the Ford lieutenants are re-
I malnlng in Holland to help start tho
permanent peace tribunal on Its way.
) No sessions will be held for several
"wrn nc evJUiuiuat jail caumnat
. . .,. .ui. ,,k.. ... i
nave not named their members, and no
word of acceptance has come from Wil
liam J, Bryan, Miss Jane Addams, or
Ford himself, who were elected Ameri
can members.
The Bchwlmmer and antl-8chwlmmer
factions are engaged In a nerco fight
over tho positions on the permanent
tribunal. It Is considered probable tnat
neither Bryan. Miss Addams, nor Ford
win accept, and the scramble is over
tne cnoice or tnree of the five alter
nates elected yesterday, to take their
places.
Besides the twenty-five members of
tne permanent peaco tribunal five eacn
tiom Holland, Norway, Sweden, Den-
mark, and the United States-elghteen
other Ford employes. Including stenog-
raphers and advisers, will remain in
Holland at Ford's expense. It U esti-
tunicu umi uio inuunai wnicn fora
nopes win arrive at a peace program
win cost mm J10.000 a week.
Dr. Charles F. Aked, of San Fran
cisco, and Mrs. Joseph Fols, of Phila
delphia, have been added to the list or
American delegates on the permanent
tribunal.
UN FACE DANGER
Ways and Means Committee
Told Something Must Be
Done to Relieve Situation.
Women will wear uncolored Easter
hats and men's suits will cost from $2
to J more, unless the dye situation Is
quickly relieved, witnesses told the
Ways and Means Committee today.
Men's suits require 200.000 yards of cloth
for spring and summer, they said, and
present prospects are for a 13 per cent
underproduction because of dye short
age. Prof. Herty. of the American Chemi
cal Society, told of an alleged threat
made by an English maker of dyes on
jh Benzol Products Company. The
Englishman agreed that If Uio Amer
ican firm quit manufacturing European
makers would sell aniline oil to them at
a price making present contracts profit
able. Otherwise, European dye makers
were determined that the American en
terprise should bo "nipped In the bud"
by selling European products below
cost.
George W. Wilkie, of New York, gave
one Instance of dyes bought by his com
pany costing $1,748 before tho war, nnd
for which since the war $52,000 was paid.
Mine Sinks Spanish Ship;
25 of Her Crew Drowned
LONDON, Jan. 15. The Spanish
OF UNDYED BONNETS
steamer Bayo struck a mine and sank " twenty Americana and ono Eng
Thursday In the Bay of Biscay, off tho Hshman in Chihuahua within the last
French seaport of La Rorhello, Twcnt week, and tho Ftnte Dcpartmont'8 ap
flve of her crow were drowned. Only Pfa.1 to leave the troubled district:
one was saved. Tho Bayo carried a ate having their effect
cargo of ore, and was bound from tho a anuclal train sent from ti rnn
Spanish port of Huelvn for I.a Rochelle. ,.","?'"?," , . .
The jyo diluted 2.77B tons. She '" returning, from I'arral. a mlnlns
was owned by Iw Maratima Esperanzal town in bouthern Chihuahua, with
of Bilbao, and registered at that port. J about ISO Americans, including saar
PROMISES OF SAFETY
E
Inquiries by State Department
Show Absolute Assurances
Were Given
PROBE GOES EVEN FURTHER
Expected to Show Whether
Promises Didn't Come From
This Government.
After careful inquiry of its rep
resentatives at El Paso and
Jaurer, officials of the State De
partment, it was learned 'today,
are convinced that the seventeen
Americans and one Canadian
massacred last Monday at Santa
Ysobel by Villista bandits went to
their death under assurances from
the Carranza authorities that they
would not be molested. .
Officials of the department arc
also convinced from reports which
have been received that "General
Obregon, Carranza's commander
at Chihuahua city, not only issued
these assurances through the
Mexican consul at El Paso and
the Mexican commander at Jaurez.
but that he actually invited the
Americans to return to their
properties.
INVITED TO RETURN.
It also appears from these report?
that the Carranza authorities had nre-
vloualv Invited offl rem nnrf emnlnve of
the American Mining and Smelting Com
. pany. with properties at Chihuahua Citj
and other parts of the state of Chihua
hua, to return under promises that the
would be safe.
But tho investigation has gone further
Thft rl.nArlmAnl la m.blni. o f.n.Aiil .v
amlnatlon of all letter and telegrams
, sent to American representatives In
Mexico during the last month or two to
' ascertain whether these assurances for
the men who were massacred last Mon-
dav wer not aflpr nil nhtnln.ri nf tl,..
Denartment of State nt Washington.
The conclusions reached regarding the
existence of the assurances are expect
ed to have a far-reaching effect, not
only In determining tho degree of re
sponsibility resting on the Carranza
government for Indemnity In case of
tho Americans already slain, hut also
in determining the extent to, which the
American Government mav in the fu
ture rclv on Cnrrnnzn to nrntont fnr.
I clgners in the territory over which be
nroiessos to control.
Officials of the department mani
fested no small amount of concern to
day cer the publication of a report
from El Paso quoting Consul Ed
wards, the American representative
at Juarez, as stating that Gen. Ga
briel Gavira, Carranza commander ar
Juarez, had granted to him guaran
tees for a special ttaln for wnlch C
I. Watson, manager of tho Cusl Min
ing; Company, and tho others who
were massacred, after a request, for
the train had been made of him.
Said It Would Be Safe.
In company with Mi Watson. Ed
wards was quoted as saying-, he called
on General Gavira and the lattor said
It would be perfectly safe for the
Americans to make the Journey. Also.
Edwards said, they were assured of
every guarantee of their safety b
the Carranza government.
Consul Edwards was further quoted
as stating that he had been Instructed
from Washington to get a guaranteo
to Carranza officials for tho Americans
returning to the mines.
After a length conference with Sec
retary Lansing, Chairman W'l'lam
Stone, of the Senate Torelgn Relations
Committee, expressed himself as more
than ever convinced that Carranan
should be given opportunity to clean up
the bandits in northern Mdxlco with-,
out Interference by tlie United State
in the way of armed intervention.
A mericans Fleeing
Troubled District
Of North Mexico
EL PASO. Tex.. Jan, 13. American
are fleeing; from northern Mexico to
day. Threats of bandits to cxtermt
nttt foreigners, the murder of a total
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