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WITH RAIDERS NEW D. C RULE
Five Mexicans Also Killed in
Running Fight on Border
Near Fort Hancock.
CAVALRY OPENS ATTACK
Eighth Regiment Troopers Fire
on Invaders When They
Cross Into Texas.
EL PASO, July 31. Five Mexi
cans and two Americans were
killed in a fight this morning near
Fort Hancock, fifty miles east of
l El Paso.
The Americans killed were Pri
vate John J. Twomey, of Troop F,
Eighth Cavalry, and Customs In
spector Robert Wood.
Sergt. Lewis Thompson, also of
Troop F, Eighth Cavalry, was
wounded. The bodies of five Mex-
i leans were round alone the imp or
the bandits' retreat.
The Mexicans crossed into Texas
and were attacked by the Ameri
cans. FLED TOWARD MEXICO.
The bandits were surprised by the
cavlary patrol, and Immediately fled
toward the Mexican line. About TOO shots
were exchanged. It Is supposed that the
bandits were Vllllstas on their way to
raid some American ranch.
Three other troops of the Eighth Cav
alry were rushed from El Paso to Fort
Hancock by special train.
Their Instructions were to follow the
bandits' trail Into Mexico, If necessary
REJECT U. S. PLAN
State Department Reports Say He
Objects to Additions.
Disturbing reports have come to the
Btate Department that Carranza will re.
ject the additions made In Washington
to his suggestions In the note of July 21
for settlement of border troubles by a
Strong apprehension was felt today
that a serious slip may ensue In the
negotiations between the two govern
ments. The Mexican peace discussions
are at a standstill pending receipt of
Cnrranxa's official reply.
Carranza submitted three propositions
for consideration by a Joint commis
sion. All related to military move
ments across the border. If reports
now coming from Mexico City are re
liable. Carranza will continue to In
sist the commission parleys be con
fined' to discussion of three subjects
he suggested withdrawal of Ameri
can troops, a protocol governing re
ciprocal crossing of the border by
military forces of both nations, and
responsibility for past border raids.
Officials admitted today that Car
ranza played shrewd diplomacy in
framing his suggestion for a border
conference. All three proposals, It
was pointed out, get back to the same
thing withdrawal of troops.
D. C. Official Is Hero
In Drowning Rescue
Hobert E. Berrlan, of the office of
the Collector of Taxes, Is the hero
of a near-drowning accident.
Wh,lle In bathing at Atlantic City,
where he Is spending a three weeks'
vacation, Mr. Berrlan went to the res
cue of a man who had become ex
hausted and aided him to shore, a
distance of several hundred yards, ac
cording to information received here.
The name of the rescued man could
not be ascertained.'
Things You Want
Where to Find Them in The Times
How Washington outdoes all
the summer resort beaches
in lack of bathing dress re
strictions Page 4.
Where are the women's votes
going this year, to Wilson
or Hughes? Page 8.
How you can develop your
voice told by Dr. Hirshberg
Two years of the war review
ed by representatives in
each country Page 6.
Senator Lee Decides Not to Ap
peal From Decision Making
Works Plan In Order.
DRYS NOT TO PRESS FIGHT
House Committee Reports Out
Two Bills Affecting Capital
Both Senators Jones and
Sheppard told the Senate this
afternoon that a prohibition
amendment to the District of
Columbia bill would be urged
and the Senate forced to rote
upon It unless the ruling of the
Vice President that the Works
amendment to abolish the Dis
trict government was in order,
There will be no appeal from the
ruling of Vice President Marshall
declaring in order the Works
amendment to the District appro
priation bill abolishing the local
This was made plain in the Sen
ate this afternoon by Senator Lee
of Maryland, who declared, in re
sponse to questions of Senator
Jones of Washington, that he con
sidered the right of appeal had
Should there be no new develop-
ments of an unexpected sort this
decision makes a vote on the urn.
polsal sure. Its defeat is expected.
Under the Vice President's nil-
ing, the"District prohibition amend
ment would be in order, but Sena
tor Sheppard this afternoon still
was not disposed to urge it. al
though some of its supporters were
in favor of it.
DRYS FORESEE DEFEAT.
AdVOCateS Of the nrnhthlHnn nonj-
ment are convinced It will be held out
oi oraer ir tney do Introduce It. de
spite the rullnr of th vie PnMt
on the Works amendment.
While action on the District bill
dragged in the Sannt rillrlnar .11.,....-
slon by Senator Newlanda of proposed
Plans to improve the water front, the
District Committee of the llnu r,r.
ably reported two measures.
The nrst was the bill authorizing the
uo ui iiuuiw .tiiuui uuiiaings as puullc
I'll. M.I.A.. U.A. ... I m .. - . . . --
for official of the Police Department.
The bill, however, makes no provUlon
for Increased pay for privates.
An amendment to the District bill pro
nosed bv Senator Sterling Inilav tvr.i.M
assess moneys and credits In the DIs-
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G. 0. P. Clans in
N. Y. for Big Time
NEW YOIIK. Julv 31 Tint. I inv.ki..
today looked as though a Republican
convention were on in New York. Hun
dreds of Q. 0. P. leaders were arriving
from all over the country, anxious to
eo clJ"r,e" Evans Hughes officially ad-
..... ..,.,. nu ic iicpuDiican stand
ard niiitfw ...rf .m k.. li ..
-.-. -.., -- .u iic.i linn Bnauer an
other one of his famous silences.
up to date, not a solitary Republican
leader, except National Chairman Wlll
clx, knows what the nominee will say
in his speech of acceptance. Usually
the standard bearer gives out advance
copies of the "keynote" in plenty of
tlmo sol t can be circulated by press
Colonel Roosevelt will be there.
Carnegie Hall, where the notification
ceremonies will be held tonight, seats
nearly 4.000 people, and It was expected
that everv scat will bo occupied at S
o clock, when the meeting will be called
184 Bodies Found
In Forest Fire Area
MONTREAL, Quebec. July 31 -Re.
ports at noon from North Bay. Ontario,
say 1M bodies have been recovered
from the forest Are district.
The fire was quenched by heavy rains
last night, and railway communication
is expected to be renewed early this
Resumption of 'throurh 'train service by
Southern Railway main line u follows:
No. U, leaving Washington IOCS a. m.
No. , leaving Washington 4:IS p m.
No. 37, leaving Washington 10H5 p. m.
Will b. ffectlit i July list, run Ma Lynch
burg. Danville, Greensboro. Charlotts, Spor.
tanburg. dream llle, to Atlanta. Macon, Bir
mingham, Montgomery, New Orleans, ate
No. St. leaving Washington 7,00 p. m will
be restored between Washington and Char
lotte, N. C,
Consult agents for full particulars
C. W. WESTBl'RT, Oenl. Agt .
-AdU. 704 15th t. N. VT.
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Ruins of Thirteen WarchouBcs of
District Militia Will March to
White Lot for Parade at 5
All arrangements were coniplHcd nt
the mobilization camp today for the
parade and review of tho Third Regi
ment, District Militia, on the White
Lot at S o'clock this afternoon.
Headed by tho band and Col. Glondle
B. Young, the reKlnivnt composed of
about 900 men, will leave the camp near
Fort Myer shortly after o'clock.
This will allow one hour for a leis
urely march down the military road
and across tho Highway bridge, nnd put
the regiment on tho Whlto Lot by tho
time Government employes and thou
sands of others who are expected to
reach the parade ground arrive.
The regiment will be put through a
dress parade similar to those ltncert
at the annual encumpnientx of the na
tional guard, and following the field
maneuvers there will be a review by
The demonstration Is expected to last
about half an hour. Tho soldiers w II
return to the mobilization camp for their
evening mall nfter marching up Seven
teenth street, emit on Pennsylvania ave
nue to Fourteenth and thonco bnck to
camp by way of the Highway bridge.
Rivalry Among Men.
It Is expected by tho officers of the
Third Regiment that tho soldierly ap
pearance of tho militiamen and the
snapplness of their drill win prove n
revelation to tho people of Washing
ton as to how much military training
can accomplish In five weeks.
There Ib keen rivalry among the
companies over making a pood Impres
sion and all commands will bo en their
Colonel Young said today ho believed
the appearance of the regiment on the
White Lot would not only allay all tho
fears of members of the families of the
Suardsmen over the treatment tho sol
lers are receiving In the camp, but will
also stir up considerable enthusiasm
Six escort wagons from tho supply
company, drawn by army mules, will
accompany the Third Regiment to tho
White Lot. Two of these wagons will
carry the tents and blankot rolls as
well as a day's rations for Companies
It and M of the Third Regiment.
These two companies will not go bek
to camp nfter the parade, but will go
to the rifle range at Congress Heights
Arc Crack Commands.
Companies L and SI aro the bra
commands Irf the Third Regiment. Each
of these companies has almost eighty
men in Its ranks. This Is in strong
contrast with a majority of tho other
companies of the regiment, which have
leas than Imnlmum strength of sixty
nve men, and whose numerical weak
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Germany Now Demands
Persons desiring to enter or leave
Germany must obtain special
permission from the German
authorities, Ambassador Ger
ard cabled the State Depart
Passports will be granted only in
cases where u thorough exami
nation has shown nn inevitable
The order becomes effective to
morrow. U-BOAT GETS START
BALTIMORE, July 31. At
1 :30 the tug Thomas F. Timmins
started its engines and began
clearing away the barges ob
structing the passage of the Ger
man super-submarine Dcutsch
land now snuggling at the foot
on Andre street.
There is every indication of
Bremen will reach the three
mile limit tonight, and in the
early morning the Deutschland
will go down the bay. This was
let slip by a member of the big
u-boat's crew In saying "atif
wiedcrsehen" to a friend on
Locust Point today.
LONDON, July 31, Combat between a
Rrltlsh nerop'ano arid a Zeppelin thirty
miles off the cast coast of Great 111 It
nln, wan reported In an Admlralltjr
The aeroplane r Hot, It was related,
fired more than two trays of ammuni
tion at the dermnn dirigible before he
vxas temporarily Incapacitated by a por
tion of his gun flying off and stunning
When the pilot recovered consciouness
tho Zeppelin disappeared.
SLOCUM FREED OF
Chief of Staff Decides No Stig
ma Should Be Attached to
Him for Raid.
No stigma should be attached to Col.
Herbert J. Slocutn, Thirteenth Cavalry,
because of the raid on Columbus, which
precipitated the present Mexican trou
ble, Maj. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of
staff, reported today.
Secretary of War Baker approved
Scott's report, which Ib flnnl. It fol
lows months of investigation by high
army officers appointed to investigate
the attack. Colonel Slocum v,as In com
mand at the Columbus post
Unreliable Information as to Villa's
whereabouts, "unfortunately credited,"
was lesponslble for the success of the
surprise nttack, tho report said.
Slocum. nccordlng to the report, made
every effort to find whero Villa was
and what his Intentions were.
"Tho Information tecelved from the
usual Mexican sources was unfor
tunately credited," the report com
mented, "when as a matter of course
under the circumstances it nas utterly
Department and brigade headquar
ters information as to Villa. It was
said, was such ns to cause "no par
ticular alarm." Villa was not pre
sumably an enomy of tho United
States, it was snld.
Blocum and his men were commend
ed for their defense of Columbus and
their repulse of the bandits In Persh
ing's section of the ropoft.
Funston's theory, according to the
Vvar Department report, was that
Villa waited for a patrol to pass, and
slipped through. lie said the cavalry
could not cross tho border and had
to patrol great distances.
"A partial surprise, carried out by
stealth and treachery In tlmo of
Geoce," Funston continued, "must not
e judged by the same standards as
a surprlso In time of war."
Ho added that had there been a
war on, Villa could not have got his
men so closo to the line,
Scott, concluding his recommenda
tion, thought Slocum and his men
ought to be "highly commended for
their prompt and valorous action in
tho repulse of Villa's force and In
pursuit of same."
Budget for A ugust
President Wilson today signed a reso
lution continuing for the month of
August the appropriations required out
of last year's budget to run the govern
ment of the District.
Owing to the fact that the new District
appropriation bill has not yet passed,
the same procedure hud to be follow et
IN EAST AND WEST
British and Russian Command
ers Report Further Gains
Around Somme and Brody.
BERLIN, July 31. Anglo
French attacks through the
morning, along the front from
Longueval to the Somme, were
everywhere repulsed with san
guinary losses, according to the
war office statement today.
In the eastern fighting zone
also, the war office declared Rus
sian attacks had been repulsed.
Ul.MJO.N, July SI. British and Rus
sian troops kept up their smashing
blows against the tierman lines, ana
today drove deeper Into the Kaiser's po
sitions, the London and l'otrograd war
offices announced today.
I'aris also reported the French had
Drilllantly retrieved a Herman tooting,
temporarily obtained around Monacu
farm, and had repulsed every Uerman
attack there and at itemwood with ter
"Our artillery enfiladed the enemy.-
the commlnlque read. Attacks at ver-
oun also were repulsed.
The 1'etrogrod statement asserted tne
Kuselans had forged ahead in their ad
vance from lirody, and had rcachca
tho Graberkl and Scret rivers. Ad
vances also were reported near &iock-
Uencral Halg, leading the Mrltlsh "big
push," announced he hart mniin mini
at several points north of iiratuentlno
.t."Tnc iH'Bht wns ."Pont- 'n improving
jmd wuouiuil c kuiui-u ycsieraay, tne
British commander-in-chief continued.
lhcio were no turthcr developments.
Turn Back Kaiser's Attacks on
Monacu and Hemwood.
PARIS, July 31. French troops bril
liantly rotrleved a temporary German
footing obtained around Monacu farm,
according to today's communique.
The enemy had taken a slight hold
there, but French counter-attacks diovt
them out and back.
Tho official statement detailed "num
erous" German counter-attacks against
Hemwood and extremely violent combats
In that neighborhood, in which tho Ger
mans were repulsttl.
"In tho course of these attacks," the
statement asserted, "our left bank bat
teries enfiladed the enemy, causing heav
iest losses to them.
"Around Verdun German attacks on
Hill 304 were checked by French fire. In
the region southwest of Fleury tho
French progressed further. A German
grenade attack west of Vauxchapter was
Haig Reports Further
Advances by British
LONDON. July 31. Fuither Biltlsh
advance at points north of Brarentlne
Ic Petit was announced bj Qen Sir
Douglas Hale todm
"As the result of local encnunteis,"
he snltl, "oui pui hso advanced at
points north of Rrazuntlne le Petit."
FREED ON BOND
Railroad and Storage Company
Employes Charged With
Manslaughter by Negligence.
WILL BE TRIED ON FRIDAY
Only Four Known Dead So Far
and Total List May Not Pats
JERSEY CITY, July 31. Albert
M. Dickman, Lehigh Valley agent,
and Alexander Davidson, superin
tendent of the National Storage
Company, were arraigned before
Judges Mark A. Sullivan and '
George Tennant today, charged
with manslaughter in connection
with the Black Tom explosion yes
terday. Their cases were postponed un
til Friday morning at 10 o'clock, at
the request of Prosecutor Robert
The defendants were released
under $5,000 bail.
Theodore B. Johnson, president
of the Johnson Lighterage Com
pany, for whose arrest a warrant
has been issued, did not appear.
Johnson and Davidson are charg
ed with negligence in permitting
a tug to tie a barge loaded with
dangerous explosives to the. pier.
Dickman is charged with permit
ting box cars loaded with high ex
plosives to be placed on a railroad
siding in a position where danger
from fire or explosion was great.
The three men are specifically
charged with causing the deaths of
Capt. Cornelius Leyden, of the Le
high Valley railway poHce, one of
the victims of the explosion.
AGENTS ON SCENE.
Agents from the Justice Department
and the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion spent nearly all day on the seen.
On their report will depend whether
tho commission will go mora rully Into
the case. This phase, however, will not
deter utate and Jersey city omcuxa la
their Investigations and prosecution.
Most amusing of all the startling fea
tures of this greatest explosion on rec
ord, la the growing belief this afternoon
that the death list will not exceed 36 or
30 at the outside.
As the flames died out this afternoon
and searchers prepared to go through
the ruins of the Lehigh docks, only four
persons were known to have died.
They were Conrad Leyden, the Lehigh
Valley's chief of police ; Arthur Tossen.
baby, shocked to death, and two uni
Twenty-three men are reported miss
ing. These are the known facts as to loss
of life more than thirty-six hours after
tne tlrst explosion.
A serious aftermath of the disaster de
veloped today when many boxes of dy
namite and other high explosives wet
discovered floating nearly suomergM. in
the harbor. Marine officials Issued warn
ings to shipowners, and established a
harbor patrol of small boats.
U.S. DECIDES TO TAKE
NO ACTION IN PROBE
Biclaski Denies Taking Part in
State authorities alone are endeav
oring to fathom the cause of tha gi
gantic explosion which yesterday
morning struck terror Into the hearts
of residents of New York and sur
rounding communities and destroyed
millions of dollars' worth of property
bordering on the harbor of the me
tropolis. Tho Federal Government Is merely
"sitting on the side lines." as an
official expressed It, and will take no
part In the procedlngs unless the State
discloses that outside agencies were
responsible for the explosion.
A. Bruce Blelaski. chief of the Di
reau of Investigations of the Depart
ment of Justice, this morning dented
emphatically that his office was car
rying on the Investigation, and said
that he had had only a verbal report
from the Now York branch of his
service. This report, he added, repre
sented the explosion as accidental!
It was explained today that the Inter
state Comrnoice Commission can novo
no official Inteieat in the explosion ex
cept to determine whether the explosive
were properly packed.
If the explosion was due to Improper
packing, In violation of the regulations
of tho commission regarding the labeling
and packing of all dangerous explosives
then the commission would have the au
thorlt and duty of turning the evi
dence collected over to the Department
Inasmuch as the explosives in questlea
were blown sky-high, and are now scat.
tered to tho four corners of New York
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