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CITY EDITION rSlUTY-KKVKXTH YFAIL ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1916, Dully by Currier or Mali. 600 m Month. Single, Copier, 64 vol- ' CITY EDITION umisiiTi Hi BILL WINS VICTORY IB NATIONAL GUARD Vote in Senate Is So Close as to Justify Fear That Volun tcei Provision May Lose in Joint Conference, PARTY LINES BROKEN WHEN TEST COMES Nearly as Many Republicans as Democrats Support Po sition of President and Sec retary of War, n. NORN.KS JOURNAL SPECIAL LEASED WIRS1 Washington, April 6.The senate elulned the federal volunteer provis ion in the army bill late today by a votn of 30 to 34, rejecting Senator Let's amendment to strike the section from the bill. The vote ended a four tlav debate on the section- ifU.iwutr of the national guurd, as i the first line of defense behind the regular army, supported the admin istration vigorously , and the struggle wan one of the hardest fought In the senate at this session of congress. It began after the defeat of the mili tary committee issi wees,, wm-u ,, proposal to create a national guard section of the army general staff was written Into the bill. May lw In Commute-. The narrow margin hy which the federal volunteer provision was re tained makes U doubtful that it will he la the measure finally framed bv the conference ' committee between the two houses. An effort during de bate on the house army bill, to insert this section, which is designed to pro vide such a force as the 'continental army proposed by former Secretary Harrison, was decisively defeated. Without republican support the volunteer section would liave been voted out by the democratic senatois despite, the fact that it wag unani , mtni.tlv recommended by the military cnmmi'iW. Twenty-four democrats! ami ten republicans, including nearly j all lh progressive republicans, voted to ftrike it out. I Nineteen democrats and seventeen republicans voted lo retain it. Tlie vote follows: Tliose Against lYcparcdneHS. Voting to eliminate the section: l)t mocrats Ashurst, liankhead, Clarke, of Arkansas; Culberson, Gore, Hard wick, Hughes, Kern, Lee, f Maryland; Ia-wIs, Martin. Overman, Ransdcll, Heed, Itobinson, Shafroth. Simmons, Smith, of-Georgia; Smith,! f uth Carolina; Stone, Svvanson.i Tuggurt, Thompson and Vardaman : ' -4. , ll IIOKNINl JOUmtl. IFUKl. UUID Willi KeriuWlcans Clapp, Cummins, Chicago, April 6. Vigorous denial Curtis, Jones, Kenyon, McCumber, j that he had sent a letter from the Xorris, Page, Sherman and Works United States to Mexico predicting 10. Total, 31. success for a new plan for securing Those l"avoi-in Volunteers. political and military supremacy for Voting to retain the section; jthe op-ntlflco party, has been made by Democrats iJeckhn.ni. Ilroussard, Ignacio Vuldespino, bishop of Aguns Chamberlain, Hitchcock. Hollis, Must- iCalientcs, now living in Sun Antonio, ing, Johnson, of Maine; 'Johnson, of snath ' Dakota; Lane, Xewlands, O'Uonnan, Pittman, Pomeren?, Saulsbury, Sheppard, Smith, of Mary land; Thomas, Walsh and Williams 19. Uepubllcans Uornh, Prandeges, 1 Cjtron, Clark, of Wyoming; Dilling 1mm, Dupont, GallinRer, Uppltt. I.ode, Nelson, Oliver, Poitidcxter, Snioot, sterling, Sutherland, Warren and Weeks 17. Total. 36. National Guard Lobby. The vote followed charges that the national guard organizations through- cut the country were conducting aiplno sent lobby against the federal volunteer l'lun. Senator Chamberlain, chairman f the militury qommlttee, warned the senate, in the courso of the de bale, that if the national guard is to become politically active and endea vor to Influence legislation, as it had 'lone hi this case, be would In future eppose any further federal aid for 'he state soldiers, I'ohiiUt Charge Made Champions of 'the iruard retorted that the MilitarvTraining Camps' I..., J , , . .al 1'". au ."a"y m tlon. They pointed to' the moss of telegrams shown before tie senate to day by Senator Chamberlain to sus tain their contention. The struggle had little bearing on the general question of preparedness beyond the fact that the advocates of 'tie volunteer plan asserted It was 1 vital to any 8d,eme to back up the "'"I armv wil 1 citizen soioiera, while opponents declared it would "'rve oniy t0 disintegrate the national truard. All senators who spoke on the. subject declared in favor of prepared ness and many urged even more lib. ral provisions for the regular urmy and national guard than the bill The Day in Congress ., t SKXATE. M1! at noon. .Resumed discussion of armv reor ganization bill. Voted down, 38 to SI, the Lea meridmnt to eliminate the federal volunteer provision of the armv bill. Itecesspd at 5:.10 p. m. to noon Frt- norssE. Jr' t II , m. ueat puckers opposed onry rnlnrir,n. i1(-.fn ln. Borland Judiciary uh-eommittt-o ' l,fiSr,',t ,-0,llnue,i on rivers and har "7 "I'P'oprtstlon till. "ujournetl at 6J30 p. m. until 11 ii. Friday, j a THE WEATHER wi:atiif.k ioiiecast; New Mexico: Friday and Suturday, gent-rally fulr; rising temperature Saturday. CITY DANK CLKAHINGS. Yesterday $72,758.91. makes. Others urged that tho volun teers section be made stronger. The section under dispute provides for the organization by congressional districts f 201,000 federal volunteers, wholly under tho control of the pres ident, nnd for their training in peace times under such regulations as the president may prescribe. It was de signed to provide for summer train ing camps, similar to those held last year at Plattsburg, N. Y and else where, and also for the organization of volunteer army units in country districts where lis members could spare time during the summer for a month or more of intensive militury training during each of the three years of their service with the colors. Time for Tralniiijr. An amendment accepted by the sennle last week fixed thirty days an nually as the period of training. Sen ator Williams has announced, how ever, that he will offer a further amendment fixing tho maximum time at ninety days should any unit be found able to devote that amount of time to its work. Senator McCumber offered a sub stitute for the section providing that high school, academy and college stu dents be assembled in military train ing camps, those of suitable age being liable for service in the regular or volunteer armies in time of war and to remain in the class of available re serves for ten years after graduation. It was defeated without a roll call. Several other senators who opposed the volunteer section urged thut steps be taken to train the students of the 'country as a reserve force, indicating that a fight to insert such a provis ion In the bill will be made later. Senator Chamberlain reflected the anxiety of the administration for more prompt action on the bill when he gave notice today that he would ask for night sessions in future in or der to hasten consideration of tho measure, lie made several attempts to limit the debate today by appeals to the senate, but took no preliminary steps to thai end, saying he wished to allow for full discussion. Another Zeppelin Vitally llit. Ixmtloii, April 7 (2:2 a- in,). One of the Zeppelins which took part in the raid Wednesday night, according to. the Times, received a Vltul hit from the anti-aircraft artillery, and is believi sea. d lo have gone down at CALLES' STOW IS 1 Bishop Valdespino of Aguas Calientes Flatly Contradicts Statement of Carranza Gov ernor of State of Sonora, Tex. The denial was In the form of a sworn statement by Pisbop Valdes pino, given out today by Francis C. Kelley, 1)1)., president of the Cath olic Church extension society. The affidavits of Hlshop amespino quoted the dispatch which said: Quotes Calles Words. "An explanation from Governor Calles or Sonora of -his order expell ing priests from llis p,ilt,f wus f'on" talned in a message received at the Mexican message consulate here today. mc says: 'Archbishop Valdes- a lettei' from the 11 11 iteu siisite. tn Tfi t-inosil lo n wnicli ne predicted that within a short time, the whole country would rejoice In the success of a new plan which he said the reactionaries had organized for once more securing political and military supremacy for the cicntifioo oartv. This caused the order regard ing the expulsion of priests from So nora.' '' Itcpoit Is Knlwe. The affidavit further read: "1 here by authorize tho statement thut the (entire renort as coming from me isati- Umtek - false without, the remotest semblance of truth, given out lor me I purpose of prejudicing the minds or (the Mexican people against the Cath olic people if not directly against me. j (Signed) 'IG XACIO VA LI r.S f I 1 '. "liishop of Aguas Calientes." TDAIIDI CO WIRELESS TROUBLES DELAY PERSHING'S REPORT ' 1 MOOfclNS JOUSNAL CIAL LASlO Wll Columbus, N.. M April 6. An al i,.nmf iiviiiu inilav l.v General Per shing to make ' a report concerning the movements of the troops scouring tin; Guerrero district for Villa, failed because of an interruption in wireless 1 mmmnnteatlon between the ad vanced base at Colonia. Dublan and points south. The nttcmpted com munication broke the forty-eight-hour silence which surrounded the operations of the advanced American detachments and tended to relieve anxietv which had been expressed. Only unofficial and conflicting re ports "found their way across the bor der today. These in the main indicat ed that no definite traces of the ban dit chief had been found, but that the troops are centering most of their ef forts south of the town of Guerrero and In the direction of Parral. Later, communication was resumed between Columbus and Xamiqulpa by both wireless and field telegraph and it was' expected that General Per shing's delayed reports would be, re- iceived, before niuniins. DECLARER FALSE III EVERY WORD T Teutons -Launch Furious At tack Which Succeeds at FIGHTING S DOTH 1 Clrnn'. D!,-i A ..,J !,.,,. lean goverimieiit, Issued a decree to- btraiegic Point, Accoidmgmuht ranm f..r a new is,,,, of Pa. to Reports From Berlin, DESPERATE STRUGGLE ' ON BRITISH FRONT Joffre, Through Succession of Brilliant Assaults, 'Recovers Considerable Ground Lost Near Avocourt, Paris Says, rT MORN9NSI JOURNAL SPECIAL LEASED WIREI Xot only have the Germans been engaged In heavy fighting with the French around Verdun, but they have launched a strong attack ugalnst the new British positions near St. Floi, ! which lies a few miles south of Ypres, j in an endeavor to regain 000 yards of ; trenches which the Kritish won from them ten days ago. The fighting around St. Klol proceeded throughout the day and had not terminated when the latest British official statement was issued. 1 There, havo been gains on both! German and French sides. The Ger mans captured the village of Hau- eourt, which lies in the Avocourt-1 Bethincourt sector to the northwest of Verdun. This is considered by the' . j Germans as an Important strategic j " (point, for, while the Kremh held it.i. r 1 1 1 a n the Germans could not cross thtcbtl'Ollg DetaCfimeiltS Al'e OOll- v urges brook. Of this operation the French war 'on ice says a scries of attacks. In which lurg? numbers of men took part, followed a bombardment of extreme violence. These attacks were check ed by the French fire, hut one more furious than th(x others, lauehed at the center against the village of Ilar court, resulted in the Germans galn- I Ing a foothold, "in spite of repeated 'checks and bloody sacrifices." The French claim that this village Is dom linah'd by the French guns. French Oust Cicrninns. On their side the French forces car ried a large section of the position north of Avocourt, known as the Hois Carre, and in severe hand to hand fighting south of Fort Douamont drove the Germans back through their underground passage, for a dis tance of 200 meters along a front of 500 meters. Thev succeeded also by their curtain of fire in preventing an assault on the Cote du Potvre, to tin east of tho Meuse, which the Germans had subjected to a long and intense bombardment. The French war office officially an nounces that during the month of March a total of thirty-five German aeroplanes were destroyed and that ino French losses amounted to onlyli(.ans Mtntl.d. They saw no' other guns, thirteen aeroplanes. This is doubtless In reply to the German statement re cently issued to the effect that in March the Hritlsh and French lost forty-four aeroplanes, while the Ger mans lost only fourteen. Another town In Mesopotamia, Fel ahie, has been captured by t lie Brit ish, which brings the relieving forces so much nearer to Kut-el-A maro, where General Townshend and hi8 command have been beleaguered for many months. The capture of Fela hie was preceded by a succession of assaults on the entrenched position of the Turks at l.'mm-cl-Herina, tho Turks being driven out of five lines of trenches. Spain UkHy to 11-olcst, A Spanish cabinet council lias been called to consider the question of thojnil() .,.n HO torpedoing 01 tspanisn vessels. A German submarine has been sunk by a squudron of French and Hrittsh warships, the crew being captured. The British steamers Zcnt and Vcsu vlo also have been sent to the bottom. Forty-eight members of the crew of 'en "i the Zent are missing. Three of the survivors or tne vesuvio were lu.ltirett iCARRANZA CURRENCY INCREASES IN VALUE ! MORNINd JOURNAL tPtCIAL LEASED WIRE) Guaymas, Mexico, April t (by Radio to San Diego). There has been a marked increase In the value of paper money here. In the last week it ha. advanced from thirty to Tblriy-flvo for one. Quiet prevails, although a smallpox epidemic continues. According to .word received today, all troops except a guard of ten sol fliers have been removed from Los Mochis, Slnaloa, the Mayo Indian country, where are located the Unit ed Sugar company's plantations which the Indians raided last November. A number of tho colonists, as the result of this lack of protection, are preparing to return to the Cnlted State?. VILLA EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT T0RRE0N CSV MORNIMS JOURNAL SPECIAL LEASED WlREl Toireon, April 6. The Villlsia bands who are operating around this city ure confidently c-xpectiug tho ar rival of Villa, according to Informa tion received here. There has been a marked increase in their activity lately and nothing more has been heard of the peace commission which was appointed to discuss terms of sur render with Canuto Ueyes, Villa's chief lieutenant in this district. It Is impossible to estimate accurately the number of the bandits but they are not believed to total much more than 1,000. ISrltish Steamer Sunk. London. April G (11:H0 p. m.) 'The P.ritisll steamer Venstivio has been sunk. Three injured survivors have been landed. The vessel as unarm ed, . J Transport Sunk; Many Lives Lost 1ST KD1II.NI JOURNAL SPECIAL LEAPED MI lxuitloii, AMll 7 -:-' u. 111.), An Athens dispatch to the Daily Mail says that u. telegram has been re ceived from Preveza to the effect that a large transport belonging to the entente allies has been sunk off the west coast of Gleecc. The telo gram added that It was believed many were lost. CARRANZA ORDERS PAPER MONEY ISSNE nine journal special leased wii.11 Mexico City, April ti. General Carrania, head of the de facto Mex- per money not to exceed $500,(100,000 pesos, which wil be a substitute for tho present issue and will be put into general circulation on May 1. The next Issue will renew the paper mon ey at present In circulation, all of which will be recalled by December 31 next. The decree Issued tonight by Gen eral Curranza says that the present! ,, nu, n mm 1 in- j m t'pv 11 1 f fXmMu'a'f ule'l'f Is Not Satisfactory, issue has wholesale total amount In existence would uot exceed 600,000 pesos. It Is expected that when the decree becomes gener ally known tomorrow that il will cre ate a sensation In mercantile circles. The new Issue of paper money will include 50,000,000 ones, r.O.OOO.noi) twos, 51), 000. 000 fives, 50,000,011(1 tens, 100,000,000 twenties, 1(1(1,(100,000 fifties and 100,000,000 hundred dol lar notei. MEXICAN FORCES i MnVlMR OUT OF VIW WW! W nnunrm nimnTrnn miniiiKii 111 k 1 1 k v UUIlUlM UUMIIILilJ centrating Near Chihuahua! ."'r-'r Qol lino Qnw Trolcirc!t,r,'i,l "f lnp wa''' VJlCi.lt; lIIIVv WUJ I IUVIVIU From Interior, is NORNINO JOURNAL ll-rCIAL LIASIO WIRII Douglas. Ariz., April fi. Americans arriving here B today from Sonora state lo facto .Mexican, cavalry that l.soii do have been sent to the Chihuahua bol der in the vicinity pf Colonia Morelos during the last two days. Two thou sand infantrymen started today marching from Frmiteras, twenty nine miles south of the border, to ward the'same point. It is currently reported among these soldiers that j they are to traverse the mountain IPnn.-i-si miiii i'n-i . iii.'v... i'v. ... The cavalry is part of I he command of General Aruulfo Gomez, who is at present in Colonia Morelos. The base camp established several weeks ago by Gen. I'. Klias Calles. at Cabullona, eighteen miles south of Agua Prieta, has been abandoned. pnu-ti cully. The forces moved to Fronteras from Four large bore cannon have been that point, have also been moved to Fronteras. the A mer hut if is i-oiiorlcd amonir the main nldiers tti.it several had been taken I toward Colonia Morelos. 1 General Calles promulgated a de cree on April 1, In Hermoslllo. raising J the duty on the exportation of cattle to a prohibitive rate. One year olds, will pay an export duty of 2T. pesos silver; two year olds, 30 pesos; three! year olds, 40 pesos, tiff leers at 1 he j border ore made responsible for tho I collection of the tax on every cow ex- ported, a fine of 000 pesos and Jalli' sentence of two months being tno penalty for failure to collect. Similar penalties ure pronounced against the owner of cattle and those temporarily in charge of any smuggled across the boundary. Gcnerul Calb-s says in tho decree that th exportation of cattle j heavy during the last few years that meut lias readied a very high price and in order to bring it within reach of the poor people he has promulgated the decree. A telegram from Governor Knri- , qui z, of Chihuahua, to General Calles, misuinir I through tne nanus ot Acting a S. .Moreno, today, said that ViMlxin. ileserters canlureil at Kanta Vsaliel report Villa to have headed for Llanos de San Hautlsta with 2011 j men, following the fight at Guerrero.: Th. tn..siiL-. does not mention his physical condition. DECISIVE-BATTLE TO BE FOUGHT IN AIR! IS MORWINI1 JOUt-NAL SPECIAL LEASED WIRS1 Toronto, April ;. The decisive ac tions of the war will be fought In the air, lu the opinion of Major General Sir Frederick Ut-nson, head of the remount department of the British army for North America, who has had long experience in various important commands. In a letter made public today bv Col. William Hamilton. Merritt, treas urer of the Canadian aviation fund, Sir Frederick writes; 'I have been watching closely the small Items of news thut, one (jets from the firing line, and I am more and more convinced or the vast Im portance of training avlutors. The decisive actions of tills war will la in tire air. When tne German navv does show itself it will PC accompan ied by clouds of seaplanes and Zep pelins." AUSTRIANS RETAKE GROUND RECENTLY L0STI,lje Wl - !(.I.I!M ;iv MORNINd JOURNAL SPECIAL LEASEO WIREI Horlin Anril ( hv Wireless to SKV ville). Austrian troops have expelled I th Italians from the position east of Selz recently taken from the Austri an;, according to tho Austro-Hungnr-ian army headquarters statement Is sued today In Vienna. The statement adds: "Italian artillery Is active in the Ledro and Giudicsrian sectors. Fee ble attacks by tho Italians on our positions northeast of Ledro nnd in the Daone valley wtre repulsed.'' MITE! STATES FACES GRAVEST OF CfllSES SINCE I American Naval Attaches Re port That Fragments Found Aboard Sussex Are of Ger man Torpedo, WASHINGTON WAITS BERLIN'S EXPLANATION Whole Question Will Be Laid Before Congress by Presi dent Wilson, mi MORN, NO JOURNAL SPECIAL Ullll IM I Washington, April tl. Reports of i American naval attaches saying metal j fraginenls found on the channel I steamer Sussex bole distinctive niark 1 lugs showing them to he purls of a i German toria du and ulspuicnea uui- j ing of scores of submarine attacks on nioitrol noil ntliei- unarmed mere latit III C1I ICEO ships within the last two weeks, were) which are being reported with In studied at conferences today between 1 creasing regularity In news (lis--President Wilson, Colonel 10. M. patches, would be found to be due to House and members of the cabinet, j mines, which he said were admittedly Situation Mom l.rim. j used by all parties as recognized ti, i,iu,.iiu' ..noiiM in-,, reirnrdeil here as virtually coneliislve proof that; the Sussex while carrying twenty-five Amerlcnn citizens was attacked In violation of solemn and reiterated as-! 'si, ranees given the Cnlted States y! Amsterdam, V"l t Ma l.onnon, wwul(1 hfl K,aJ ,0 u whhdrwn. lOermanv With this fact apparently I S:-I0 i'. m.) Commenting on the The n,tor W(1M KjVPn scant tonslder IcHlahlishcd II Is generally conceded j American Inquiries regarding the tor-1 aiilltl by htll tlffCis who uppar i thut the Cnlted States is confronted pedolng of tjie steamers Sussex and ,,ntiy deemed it un unauthorized IX- grave since than any I the out- I Wall Ociiiiaiiy s Answer. ; It was said authoritatively again, however, tonight that no definite step will be taken bv the American gov - . ii ,........., i,u it.., 1 in ernment until Germany has replied to (he informal inquiries submitted by A iiiliiiu iilor tli'i-nrrl In the cases of ; Sussex Knglishman, Manchester ,.;nKj(M.,. a', .;ugU. Point. It was de- dared that word from ISorlin was be lag awaited not so much because In formation as to what has happened is, wanted, but to give Germany an op portunity to present her version and to say what will be done shout it. Will Admit Attack. In view of the evidence collected it is confidently bellcv, , in many quar ters that Germany will admit the at tack on the Sussex and, unofficial J dispatches from Herlln have lntlmat-1 ed that such admission undoubtedly) will be accompanied by disavowal aim offer of reparation Acceptance of such a response by i t'e Cnlted States would depend upon tho measure of punishment meted out to the submarine commander respon sible for the offense. (Question of l-:vl,lciice. In the event of a denial of resjion- sibility by Germany the American onf routed with (government .won!- I bo Hie necessity of determining wnetner it. should act on the basis of evidence from other viources. The only legal weakness In the cane of the Sussex, it Is said, is the fact that the American naval ultut lies did not actually see the metal fragments taken from the Sussex and the fa'-t that no American citizens hove sworn having seen the wake of a torpedo before the Sussex was struck. Such affidavits have been received from citizens of other nations. (real oh Pi-ofoiiml Impression. Aside from the Sussex case, partic ular attention is being given by the administration to the number of neii- tral vessels torpedoed recently. While there were American eltl.ens on but few of these ships, the wholesale de struction of unarmed men bant craft has created a profound Impression. Press reports have been to the effect that more than twenty neutral vessels and more thfiji twenty-five belligerent vessels have been torpedoed within the last two wecl.s, most of them 1 without warning, No Iteply to .-runl Ambassador Gerard so far no reply from the German 1 lias had ! govern- ! ment to the Inquiries he inane regard -1 ing the attacks on the Sussex anil other vessels which recently met Willi i disaster while currying American cit izens. Reports in clispntches saying that tin- German admiralty hud coun tered the Inquiry with a request fori more specific details on the Sussex! I case were read by officials with much j Interest. It was said that the new re-j j quest had not been received at the slate department. It was reiterated today that before! I any step leading to a rupture of re-1 lln.Mons with Germany was taken, tho; president would jjo before congress I with the facts. i Fact lie tore Cabinet. , j The cabinet will meet tomorrow j and will have before it the mass "f i information which has been forward ed .from Criuiei. and Krgland regard ing the Sussex and other vessels. Th visit of Colonel House to the White House attracted attention be cause It whs the third time he has been here since he relumed from Ku rope a few weeks ago afier discussing the submarine mid other isfiUPS Willi Amcrimn diplomatic agents ubroad and officials of Germany, Franco and Great Britain. He was in conference with officials practically all day. This afternoon Secretary Ijtnstng was at the White House for an hour. v ASKS l (U modi: im'oilvation Jvr!lt;. Monday. April 3 CCOa p. 111., via London. April ti, fCSj p. rn. De layed.) A fourth American Inquiry was added today to others awaiting reply at the foreinn office when the American embassy requested infor mation regarding the steamer Kaglo - 1 Point, recently sunk off ijueenstown, j Coming Tax liciuillum-en. and asked whether she was destroy 1 Santa Fe, April ti. State Treasurer ed by a German submarine. O. N, Marron toduy received $."S0.7I The for.-i-,'ii office states that ns from Torrance county. $493.01 from yet It has no information from the . Sun Miguel, and l.iiOl.72 from So alruu'iUty rt-surdlng the tSusst-x, the corro county, i.v Knglishman, (he Manchester K.ngl-uc-r or the Kagle Point. Tho admiralty has countered the question regarding tho Sussex with a request for more exact details on tho time, place and circumstances of the Sussex disaster. No suppositions or possible explanations covering the case of th, Sussex have been advanc ed in uuihorltatlve circles either at the foreign office or at the udmliaity. only one supposition heard In un official circles to account for the in cident lu case It should develop that a German submarine Ik concerned is that the Sussex in build resembled a transport or a cruiser. Another pos sible explanation frequently heard is that the Kinking of the Sussex oc curred in the region not only theoret ically but actually, within the r.one of regular war operations and on a route used largely for the conveyance of troops. Dr. Alfred F. M. Zimmerman, uu-ilcr-.'iccretary for foreign affairs. In formed the Associated press today that any ilouhls regarding a possible change of policy regarding the treat ment of passenger steamers was un justified. The old order to subma rine cominunileri against the ilentrnc lion of unarmed and unresisting pas senger steamers without warning, or providing an opportunity for safety to those 011 board, was still In effect. Dr. annuel loan said, and aiblc( that In case of err ir or violation of orders, Germany would not hesitate to accept the cotiseoueticcs and make all suit able amends). Dr. Zimmerman also declared that the same policy and or ders were still In effect regarding neutral steamers, the attitude of the Gorman naval forces towards these vessels being that they are governed I by the established regulations of the so-called cruiser warfare. According to these regulations, Dr. Zimmerman, explained, neutral vessels were sub- Jed to lies, ruction only when It was found ufter an examination that more' than half of the cargo consisted of war contraband. j Dr. Xiuimci man expressed the opln j ion that the greater part of the cases ol tli slnKing 01 ncuirai vessels, weapons 01 wui. - 1 . , . ... ' V ' 'w M . . , 1' -n Mills m-.HI'. I.IMH.J). " Fiigllsbman, the Hamburger Nuch- richtcn says: j" "Who on earlh cares In Germany ; wnetner tin se snips wi re 101 pi by German submarines or not ? They belonged to and were uH hy the ) enemy and were destroyed. That is .'ill we cure about at the moment. ONLY KILLED BY TI American Forces, It Is Be- lieved From Colonel Brown's Rnnnrt Have Already En- tered Satevo, ! HORNINS JOURNAL SPECIAL I EASED WIREI San Antonio, Tex, April A re port from Col. W- C. Brown, of tho Tenth cavalry, rtcolved tonight. Indi cated that be at b-nst believed Fran- i Cisco Villa bad fled from the dismi-t bad fled from about Guerrero and wav south, lie sent was making tils his report from Culshivachic, went of Chihuahua, two days ago and said be was pursuing what he characterized as a "hot trail-' of the fugitive chief. Colonel flrown referred to the skir mish his force bad April 1, with l!0 of Villa's men, tn which three Mex- j Iciiiim were killed. There were n American caSIUl'llies. It Was IISKlimod j at headquarters thai this was unnie enciiuement reported by tin Major Kvaiis to General Pershing. Major ! Cvnns Kent no details of the engage ! merit but General Pershing added that I notices arrived at his camp had sial ic,! dint tint Americans had killed he- ' ! tween thirty and forty of tho villi ; men. Colonel P.niwu sent the report re-: at 1 icelvid today to Consul l.etcnei Chihuahua, who forwarded it crril Hell at Kl Paso. to Gen- 1 11 Is the first limn tne Mexican hiive been used for the t runs- mission of military reports. Tho re- I port was sent on to General Funstoii jfrom Kl Paso. j Colonel Brown said Unit after the fight April I be had chased tn vil la, force through San Antonio to wards the south. The presence of 11 detachment of the Tenth cavalry it CuiHlilri'.chic on April 4, served to sup port the assumption today of officers at. headquarters hero that the ad vanced ' f "let s perhaps already had ar rived at Satevo, south of Chihuahua. Tho air line distance between Cuishirachic and Satevo Is fifty miles. 1 " MPflK I A Nl AH Kh MADE BY GERMANS fSV MORNINS JOURNAL SPECIAL ISASSO WlREl Berlin, April (by Wireless to Say vlllc.) "German newspapers today carry comment on the capture of the v illage of Haucourt, northwest of Ver dun, by German troops," says the overseas News agency. "They point out that the village was exceedingly well fortified bv all means of modern redoubt 1 military aft, the place h -ing a with machine guns disposed in tor raced formation, dominating whol,. Forges Brook valley. "While Haucourt held out the tier mans could not cross Forges brook. For this reason the French defended It with the utmost tenacity. "The capture of Haucourt Is nu im portant step In the ystematie rolling up of the French front. Tho German losses were insignificant." THREE BANDITS NTH CAVALRY IN IS I OF FALTERING Suggestion That de Facto Gov ernment May Soon Request Withdrawal of Pershing Meets With No Favor, RAILROADS ASSIST SUPPLY SITUATION Chief Dependence, in Getting Food and Munitions to Americans, Will Be Placed in Motor Truck Trains, IBV UMNIIM JOURNAL RR1CIAL LIARIR WIRtl Washington, April 6. Categorical denial by Secretary Lansing late to day was the official answer to persist ent reports that the American troops might bo withdrawn from Mexico shortly regardless of development in th(, hlll for vla 1)llt)l jr jan- sing and Secretary linker, of tho war department, Indleatetd that there was no present Intention of changing tho original orders given General Fuu ton. 1 Official comment wus refused re- 'garuing statements creuitea 10 t on- su Garcia, of the de facto govern. nt K1 Vw"' thlt ,h ,,,n,Uv,, j expedition had accomplished its ends ,in dispersing the outlaws and that, ho presslon by the consul. j Supplies Are Shipped, j News from the border that a train load of supplies, shipped by private ficms. had left Juerea today for Casa lOfandes and Pearson, where they will jbe available to General Pershing, icnusod satisfaction here. Although the army authorities were not the luctual whippets, it was believed the i ttrni'ticnl result would ho the same. Kven without further action by or Concessions from Carranaa, such Use of the railways, some officials think, may meet tho needs .of the Cnlted States without, cuusitig embarrass ment to the de facto government. Motor Truck Dependence. Mecretary linker lamented tunny 'that. In the Present stutus of M10 ; Mexican campaign, the motor truck ' .Micr from Columbus are to bu the principal artery for supplies, wit.iL J whatever use may be gnined from the I railways merely us supplementary. I State1 department dispatches ..during the day from Special Agent John L. Podgers, of Qiieretaro, told of con- "r?H:'";;:!.Hl!?.!::,,nR t arrnn It was """wmiy stated thin, nodgers' mes sages wire fomewhat vsgne nnd In-. 1 definite regarding the exact HtattiH of .the nt gotiatlons. ' I on ,lcr (.op, a feature. j Interest in political questions af fcctlnir the Mexican situation was re- jnewed by receipt at the state depart ment of correspondence between Hurst von-der GoItJt, alleged German spy anil aid of Cnplnin von Papen, itbe former German military attache. II. was understood some of the corre- ispondence, submitted by the Hritlsh government, deart with activities of von der t loll, in Mexico. J Official attention was aluo given to I the reported revolution of Felix Pla In southern Mexico. Itiformatlon of jthe department of Justice locating T)a, In Mexico has been IhHI beforo the slate department. The lutter also I has unconfirmed rumoru that Dins In securing both men nnd supplies fioni (Guatemala. j Klghl .More Aeroplanes. j Unlivery of the fust of the "Ight new aeroplane recently ordered for 1 Mexican service ' l expected next week, Lb-ut. Henry W. Hurtns, of the aviation service, has been ordered to tho CurtlsH plant at Huffalo, ami the Slurtevant factory in Boston, to inspect factory construction. i ai' xican emnussy nere an- iiiounoi'd tonight that for the first tlmn I in many weeks the exchange ratio on ills paper money was less than twenty jto 0110. Iist month the ratio was ;nbouf. forty to one. It was also slat led that General Cnrniniv planned, or I ga nidation of n monetary commission with complet.. authority to regulate government, currency. VILLA HIvMKVr.D TO Hi; SOI Til OK S.VTUIO Sun Antonio, Tex., pi il ti. "Some where south of Satevo," probably will figure frequently in future reports of military operations against Francisco Villa. Out of the great nmss of un official and conflicting report Gen eral Funston and bis staff have found ;Tione they regard more probable than that made by Consul Letcher of Chi huahua, several days ago, when he jsald Vilbi was south of Chihuahua. I General Pershing has made no Into ! report as to Villa's whereabouts or cone ruing the movements ot the ad jvanced cavalry column, but General 'Funstoii said today he had no doubt. I that by this time at least one detach I ment hud gone as far ns Satevo. j From Salevo trails lead east and 1 south and If Villa did o to Satevo, lit Is regarded as practically certain. "'at he has continued towards Par ral. finnerai rerstumr Mill is scarrn- theiing the district aliout 'iUerrcro won i cavalry and infantry, but this Is being; done to 1 lean up that part of the bands scattered ut the fight nt Guerrero as mu.-h aH to locate Villa, who many insist. Is still hiding within a half a day's ride of Guerrero. I'KHMIING'H SKfl-SS di-:pi:is viiix sippuics Kl Paso, April 6. Secretary Lan sing's flat denial that the government was considering thn withdrawal of the troops from Mexico wu received here with a decided feeling of relief. Two cla-Hies especially, wmy officer