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In Spite of Protestations of
Supreme Court Justice
Week's Developments Show
No Falling Off in Strength,
6, 0, P. Leaders Realize Ne
cessity of Carrying New
York as Part of Plan for
"Anything to Beat Wilson,"
Washington, April 20. While the
tnlk fnvorable to Roosevelt has In
creased In the lust week, nevertheless
the sentiment (or Justice Hughe a
sentiment existing among the masse
has not diminished. The attempt of
Senator Works and other progressives
to "smoke out" Justice Hughes haH
not succeeded and he, with Colonel
Roosevelt, lends the republican rnce.
Republican leaders have come to a
full realization that the next cam
paign will he the most stubborn con
test the republicans have , had , for
years. They know their early posi
tion, "that any republican can beat
Wilson," Is idle talk, and are now
willing to name any one who can de
feat the president. If that man is
Roosevelt hn will be the nominee, but
the praeticnl leaders say he has great
elements of weakness, whereas Jus
tice Hughes Is conceded to be strong
er with a certain element than the ex
prealdenl because, among other
thlnprs, he is less militant.
,Tht keynote of the republican party
cannot be the tariff alone, as Senutor
Harding asserted In his speech In Chl
caso last week. The tariff, of course,
will' be a compelling Issue, but the
foreign policy will figure as never be
fore in a national campaign.
American menand women, too,
for the vole of American women will
count heavily In tho next presidential
electionare talking not about , the
tariff, but about Mexico and Germany.
And It In recognized that President
Wilson's position on both Mexico and
Oermany is finding hearty response
among n large proportion of the
Ameiican people. Mr. Wilson's policy
to avoid Intervention In Mexico, as
well as to avert nctual hostility with
Oermany, Is his strongest hold on
popular government.
It Is this frank recognition of Mr.
Wilson's strength with the voters that
makes the trend in the republican
party toward Mr. Hughes so strong,
because both Colonel noose volt and
Mr. Root have expressed sentiments
which 'ar Interpreted as a demand
for war. Humes insists on the nomi
nation of Hoot, and warns republicans
that they are unwise to stake repub
lican success on the possibility that
Hughes may accept the nomination.
His warning of collapse If Hughes
should refuse is n0t without force.
Strength of Roosevelt.
There will be at least a dozen, and
possibly even twenty delegates from
New York who will be devoted to
Roosevelt's Interests, ready to seize
any opportunity to stampede the con
vention for him, and certain of sup
port from Roosevelt men from the
west. Hut the great majority of New
York delegates are Hughes men, and
this fact Is emphasized because the
voice of Xew York must be heeded
In the next republican convention.
With Mr. Wilson's undoubted
length, it would be suicide to Ignore
Npw York as one of the most Import
ant factors in the problem of electing
a republican president. He it Koot,
Roosevelt, Hughes or any of the other
eandldates, the choice or the republi
can consensus must be a man who
will carry New York, for if the demo
crats carry New York they carry the
The electoral college contains 531
numbers, 80 that 268 are necessary to
a choice. This is April,- but eleven
"'ates of the far south may be consid
ered as having already cast their bnl
'" "-ntributing 126 votes for Mr.
ilson. This is exclusive of the states
of Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri,
The Day in Congress
Jf'-'t at noon.
Sisal monopoly inquiry continued.
Miscellaneous calendar bills con
alcred. Debated 8ood roadg bl
Senator Newlands introduced reso
lution to urge beUlgerent nations of
urope t0 consider peace terms,
-ecessed at 5:41 p. m. to 11 a. m.
Mpt at noon.
Calendar bills taken up.
'Tinting codification bill discussed.
banking committee decided to re-
mnj bnnk mortgage bill.
.A,'"my reorganization bill was sent to
Adjonmed sar 5:33 P.m, to 11 a.
Denver, April 20. New Mexico:
Friday und Saturday fair; warmer
northeast portion Friday.
For twenty-four hour" ending at
8 P. m. yesterday. ,
Maximum temperature, 67 degrees;
minimum, 33 degrees; range, 34 do.
Brces; temperature at 6 p. ra., 57 de
greeR; north wind; clear.
which have thirty-nine votes more,
and exclusive alo of Oklahoma, New
Mexico and Arizona, which have six
teen votes.
When the democrats have a candi
date who, unlike Mr. Bryan, Is really
In tho running, they always have a
splendid chance to carry these states.
The states are democratic In any pres
idential year in which Xew York is
republican by less than 50,000. Dela
ware and West Virginia, frequently
democratic, are In doubt.
Summing up these figures, when
the 126 votes of the solid south are
subtracted from the 266 votes neces
sary to select the president, there re
main HO votes, still needed. Subtract
from these 140 the thirty of Mary
land, Kentucky and Missouri; the six
teen of New Mexico, Arizona and Ok
lahoma, and the eleven of Delaware
and West Virginia, a total of Blxty-slx,
and there remain only seventy-four
electoral votes left.
Xew York, New Jersey- and Con
necticut almost invariably vote the
same way, Connecticut Is perhaps a
little less democratic than New York,
but New Jersey is u little more demo
cratic and might certainly be expect
ed to be more democratic, when Mr.
Wilson Is a candidate. These three
states together have sixty-six electoral
votes. Subtract their sixty-six votes
from the seventy-four and there re
main only eight votes needed for dem
ocratic victory. ,
Considering Indiana with Mr. Mar
shall the candidate for vice president
and two democratic senators to be
elected, it Is remembered that Its
electoral vote has gone with New
York in every presidential election
sinco Seymour ran against Grant.
Since then they have always traveled
side by side. Indiana has fifteen elec
toral votes, or seven more than- tho
democrats would need if they had
carried the states above enumerated.
Now York, therefore, Is the pivotal
state, and New York must not only be
content, but must be enthusiastic for
the man the republicans nominate at
Chicago. Without New York the
(Continued on re Twa.)
First Chief Plans to Curb by
Taxation Ownership of
Large Tracts of Land Bear
ing Precious Metals,
Mexico City, April 20. it was offi
cially announced today that Mexico's
new mining law will be made effec
tive within the next few days by a
decree to be Issued by General Car
ran za.
Tho most striking feature of the
new law will be Its discouragement of
large holdings' of undeveloped claims
for purposes of exploration or ex
ploitation. The present law does not
limit the number of claims which
may be denounced, and some of the
larger mining companies have as
many as 1,500, each claim represent
ing one hectalre or approximately two
and one-half acres.
The present government believes
that denouncements of excessive .!zs"
In the case of precious metals to be
detrimental to its interests, and Its is
expected that H consequently will put
what is believed to be a prohibitory
tax on such holdings.
Plan of Taxation.
The new schedule of taxes for re
gions bearing precious metals will be
based on minimum and maximum
holdings. The' first class will repre
sent the small mine owner holding ten
or less claims, who will be called upon
to pay an annual tax of ix dollars
Mexican gold, for each claim. in
second class reporesents the average
company, holding from ten to fifty
claims, from which an annual tax of
twelve dollars Mexican gold on encn
claim will be collected. The third
class represents the large companies
holding fifty to one hundred claims,
for which the new law provides a tax
of $18 a clat mannually in Mexican
Mining Men Differ.
Mining men are divided in opinion
as to the merits of the new law.
Many pronounce It eminently fair, and
say they will pay their tax with pleas
ure. Others declare that thousands of
claims now held by foreign corpora
tions will he given up and that as a
consequence the government will lose
a large amount of revenue, and that
the mining industry, which is by far
the most important in the county, will
receive a serious setback.
If is estimated here that the for
eign holdings effected by the law are
valued at more than $1,000,000,000 In
gold., the bulk of the holdings being
Amerioan, with large. British, French
and Belgian properties. The new law
also will Increase the export tax on
bullion from T 1-2 to 10 per cent. j
Enthusiastic Welcome Accord
ed Slavs' at Marseilles
When Army of Czar Is De
(General Joffre Issues Order in
Which He Praises Devotion
of Muscovites to Cause of
per Momma joul totcuu liaho wimi
Purls, April 20 (2:30 p. in.). A
jhlrong force of Russian troops dia-
emburked at Marseilles at noon to
day. Tho Russians are to fight beside
the allied soldiers in France.
General Joffre welcomed the Rus
sians in tyi order of the day, say
ing their arrival was another proof
of the devotion of Russia to the com
mon muse.
j The text of the order Issued by
General Joffre follows:
! Jollrv's Ortlir!
"Our faithful ally, Russia, whose
armies already are fighting so valor
ously against Germany and Turkey,
wanted to give France further assur
ance of her friendship; more striking
proof of her devotion to the common
"Russian soldiers chosen from the
1 bravest in her armies and command,
jed by officers of the highest renown.
have come to fight In our ranks.
"You will receive thein like broth
ers. You will show them that warm
sympathy which you feel toward
those who leave their country to come
nnd fight at our sides.
"In the name of the French army
I -welcome the officers, under-officers
and soldiers of Russia, who have de
barked In France. 1 bow before the
Russian flag upon which there soon
will be Inscribed the glorious names
of our victories-" '
Used io Fill Gap.
The Russian forces will be used. to
fill In gaps on the western front
caused by the recent fighting.
The arrival of the Russian troops
is regarded here as an event of groat
importance from the, entente allies'
The Russians came on. a great flo
tilla of transports. Not a single word
of their coming wbb permitted to bo
come generally known until they had
actually concluded tho Journey, and
were landing on French soil. No ex
jact details as to the number of Rus
jsian troops are available.
! (oitliHlly Welcomed.
1 The transports bearing the Rus
isiijn troops drew up to the quay at
d.itt u t'lut:K. i-irm.i uuvw, ,nt..
by the Sixth hussars .and tho One
Hundred and Fifteenth territorials,
lined the landing to extend tho ar
rivals a welcome. The sailors of the
French fleet In the harbor manned
the yard arms of their vessels and
the bands of the fleet took up tho
Russian nutional anthem as the first
transport, La Touche Treville, drew
up. .
The Russian officers and sailors
wrre Jlned up along the decks and
on thd bridges of the transports und
the Russian bands played the Mar-'
selllalse- As the debarkation began,
cheers went up from tho Russians
on the transports.
Cannon Roar Salute.
General Lochwescy commanded
the Russian florceJa He was re
ceived with military honors by Gen
eral Messlur, governor of Marseilles,
and General Guurin, representing
General Joffre. A notable gathering
of Russian and French officials
joined in an exchange of salutations
and the Russian and French soldiers
cheered In salv-OB while the cannon
roared an exchange of salutes.
German Comment
on President s
Note h Hostile
tendon. Anrll 21 (3:01 a. m. The
American note to Oermany was hand
ed In at the German foreign office
Tliuriday evening by James Gerard,
the American ambassador, according
to the Exchange Telegraph's Amster
dam correspondent.
The chancellor, the correspondent
adds, had not yet seen the note, as
he Is at army headquarters, but he
has communicated with the foreign
office by telephone.
There Is little comment In the Ger
man newspapers us yet, but what
there Is is violently against the
American cabinet and President Wil
son. The Rerlin papers will publish
the text of the note Friday morning.
A majority of the papers say they
will withhold comment until the text
is puhllshed.
The foreign office has ordered the
nress both of Rerlin and of the prov
inces to exercise the greatest care In
expressing views on the American sit
uation. - ,
Great Joy Brought to Entente
Allies by Arrival of Strong
Force of Russians at Mar
Grand Duke Nicholas Is Press
ing Turks Relentlessly;
Heavy Battle Rages for
Strategic Point,
The arrival In France of a large
number of Russian troop to rein
force the western battle line has
brought great Joy to the entente al
lied countries, where it Is hoped that
with them fighting shoulder to Bhoul
der at different points with the Brit
ish. French and Belgians, a material
change In the situation may shortly
develop. ' .
ifmv nianv 'Russian have been
sent across seas by Emperor
,1s not known, hut what is declared
las a "great flotilla of transports" ur
! rived in the harbor of Marseilles and
! almost Immediately ufterward Iund
ed the forces, amid the cheering of,
h TioDU ace anu me r reni n irii
gathered at the quay to greet tnem
and with tho roars of salutes
General Joffre, the French com-mauder-ln-chlef,
In welcoming the
Russians In an order of the day, said
they were "soldiers 'chosen from the
bravest in the Russian army, and
commanded by officers of the high
est renown."
Crown inline Rcinfni'ccd-
Coincidental with the arrival or
the Russians comes the statement
from Purls that the Germans, owing
to the strong resistance of the French,
at Verdun, are 'withdrawing large
forces, from their fronts m -RtwlaV,
jgerma- Mnu w - ""; ;;
(then, into this holly contested then
KprhlM.' iu) Macedonia, and throwing
Here, the French, aeeerotng to t lie
latest Official communication, have
delivered an attack near l.e M'
Homme, northwest of Verdun, and
suceeenca in uriving i"- -"
of portions of a trench previously
enntnred liv them. Tho Germans aa
mit the ' entry by the French of
German trenches In the CaiHetle
wood, west of Vaux, after a heavy
French attack, but say that other
wise, the attack was repulsed with
heavy losses.
Uiltlsh l.oso Trendies.
Around Ypres, the Germans, ac
cording to lleiiiu, uttacked and occu
pied 600 meters of British positions.
The Rritish official report concedes
a German gain here, but says that ex
cept for two craters und one trench
near St. Elol, and on the Ypres-I-an-gemurck
road, the Germans were ex
nelled from all the positions they
Hi Asiatic Turkey, the Russians
are giving the Turks no rest. They
now have dislodged them from moun
tain passes south of Ritles and pushed
forward their forces toward sgneii,
which lies ninety miles easi oi v
bekr their objective In the operation
which seeks to cut off communication
between the northern and southern
Turkish armies.
Heavy Fighting in Turkey.
Heavv fighting continues In the
Tchoruk region, where the Russians
are pressing their attempt to rupture
Baiburt, and come Into contact with
their army now occupying Trcbisond.
Constantinople reports that the
British troops besieged In liut-el-Amara
are In a. critical situation ow
ing to lack of food and have forced
the civilian population to evacuate
the town.
The usual bombardments are go
ing on along the Austro-ltallan front
i u n,.rnii,ns are keeping up
their rain of shells on tho Russian
positions at the lkskull bridgehead.
The British cabinet crisis over con
scription has been ended J,y an agree
ment bv the members of the minis
try, who held divergent views on the
Carranza and
German Minister
' in Conferences
.onm. .... .M.Ak CIA.IO wish
Mexico City, April 20. illerr von
Eckhardt, Germun minister to Mexico,
had two long conferences today with
Gen. Venustiano Carranza, bead of:
the de facto government at the na-
tionul oaliice.
The first conference was held In the
forenoon and lasted the greater part
of an hour. In the . afternoon, the
minister returned for a longer private
Neither at the palace, nor at the
German emliaassy could any Informa
tion be obtained as to what transpired
at the conference. The German min
ister said his visits to the first chief
had no significance, merely being of
TO 0. S.
Bernstorff Calls on Lansing
and Outlines Policies Which
He Hopes Kaiser Will
Agree To,
Officials Fear Another Tor
pedo Outrage May Occur
Before Germany Sends Mo
mentous Answer,
Washington, April 20. While tho
United States walth for Germany to re
ply to tin- note demanding the Im
mediate nbtindonmciu of present
methods of conducting submarine
warfare, one of the chief sources of
concern here is the possibility of an
other attack on a peaceful ship, car
rying Americans, before the" llerlln
government has determined upon Its
course. In such an event, It is ud-
mltted that an Immediate rupture
could be prevented only by proof that
..... , ..,
Germnny had been unable to com
munlcate with her submarine com
mnnders. In explaining the demand of the;
ly arterward wm;,,,..,... sta... t0(luy offu.lttll, 8ald that
,vllUl, alujndonmeiU of the present II-
legal methods nt once was essential
to continuance of diplomatic relations,
the United States
might agree to
German submarines operating under!
the strict restrictions of cruiser war
fare. Ill was emphatically reiterated,
however, that a discussion of that
phase would not be entered Into until
the present campaign whb brought to
a stop. The United States stands
firm in its determination, not to tol
erate the unlawful and Inhuman sink
ing of another ship.
What Would Re Required.
Cruiser warfare such tig would be
regarded as legal by the American
vovernmem -would make Imperative
the exorcise of the tight of visit ami
warch. the passengers and crews J.c
. j( ((f mMy ,..
slilered adequate. Tho mere placing
of passengers and crews in small
boats far from land nnd In dangerous
seas would not meet ,the requirements.
The Mediterranean plun of warfare
nu nnnrmnecil in Hie German mcnior-
linmim on January 7, to the United
States, has not worked satisfactorily,
administration officials said. Tt Is
held that In many Instances subma
rine commanders operating in the
Mediterranean have disregarded the
understanding In letter and In spirit, j
Count von Hernslorff, the German
ambassador, Is understood to have
suggested to his government that II
Issue a new declaration applying to
all submarine operations similar to
that covering the campaign in the
lleriiMlorfr Has Plan.
The ambassador called at the state
department today and had a twenty
five minutes' conference with Hecre
tary Lansing. Mr. Ransing listened
with much Interest to the suggestions
made by Count von Rernstorff, which
li0 understood the ambassador was
ready to make to his own govern-1
ment fi,r its uulilaiice in framing a
reply to the American note, The sec-
retary, however, was not disposed to
accept the views expressed by the
ambassador as being official. He was!
described authoritatively us being In-j
dined to regard them as the ambas
sador's own opinions and Informative
of the la tier's desire to prevent a
break between his country and the
United States. The president having
Inld down the condition thai there,
must be an abandonment of the pres
ent submarine methods, Secretary
Lansing takes the view that there
must be a direct and formal response
from the German government Itself
before there can be a discussion of
the various phases of the subject r
of any alternative propositions, short
of absolute compliance with the
Amcricun demands.
Sends Message- to Rcrllil.
As a result of his conference Count
von liernstorff sent another com
munication to his government this
evening. It was made clear at the
German embassy Inter that the am
bassador did not expect to cull upon
Secretary Lansing ngain until after
his government had made formal re-
.,!.. t ,Via lirii-rlf-nn nut,)
iut iw.rv ions ihe United States Is I
willing to wait for the German reply
has not been disclosed. All officials
agree that u "reasonable time" will
he allowed. Press dispatches an
nouncing thut the note hud arrived in
Merlin were read with much Interest,
but official word of the delivery of
the communication had not been re
ceived from Ambassador Gerard,
The fact thul a series of religion
holidays, which are scrupulously ob
served in the Gorman empire, begin
tomorrow, Good Friday, to continue
until next Tuesday, has been suggest
ed as u possible source of delay on
Ihe part of the German foreign of
fice. The utatp department has not been
advised that Ambassador Gerard has
been handed a supplementary note In
regard to the case of the steamer Sus
sex. press dispatches hnve described the
supplementary nolo us containing the
statements of Swiss und American
passengers 'Indfcuring that a nrtno
and not a torpedo was responsible for
the disaster.
Washington was deluged with tele
grams during the day. Orent num
bers which arrived at the While
Rous congratulated President Wil
son for his stand. Congressmen rep
resenting districts with large Herman
populations received hundreds of
mesues from individuals nnd organ
isations protesting against any notion
by congress which might lead to war
betwen the fulled Htstes and Oer
niuuy. Senators and members of the limine
Were reluctant to enter into any dis
cussion nf the situation. Tho address
read by president Wilson yesterday
reposes in the respective committees
dealing with foreign affairs. It was
sent to tin, committees merely fur
their Information. .No formal action
on It Is poselble,
Rryan Rem lie Capilsl.
William Jennings Itrymi, former
secretary of state, who resigned be
cause he thought the president's pol
icy In tin- Lusitanlu case was leading
to war, caniu to Washington today.
Representatives llulley of Pennsyl
vania, and Calloway f Texas, met
him at the station und had luncheon
with him. lie did not disclose his
plans, hut said lie had come to ren
der any aid possible to prevent trouble
between the fulled States and Ger
many. "I was on my way to New Orleans
to deliver an address," he said, "when
the news reached nn that a crisis In
the submarine controversy with Ger
many had arisen. 1 cancelled all en
gagements and hurried to Washing
ton, not wllh any definite plan but In
the hope that I could be of some as
sistance In preserving'' peace.
' Since my arrival today 1 hav had
several conferences . with prominent
democrats. expect to huve more
conferences within the next two days,
lleyond that tlm my plans are indefinite.
'I inn hotiing for two things In
am hopli
preseirk gri
J P"'' Br.v .,tUBi, flrt ,hHl
(.ermnnv will accede to the noslt on
of the l ulled Mates; second that fl:nl,ed fiules Wfts comuvm talk In
she doer not. diplomatic relations will chlnuilhua 0n tiwAsiyt fory.eht
continue with a view to reaching an boforo (he ftt(. wVre made pub
amicable s,Ulement of the trouble , . r J
i e iitiin, i , iitviuuri iiiui irtrin ia
nothing finnl between friends. A rup
ture between this country und (ler
1 "i,iiiu " uiuihiuump ,mieu,
""' " "."
"We are going to work to preserve
peace if possible. Our plans are ten
tative and I cannot discuss them at
this time.''
Tonight Mr. Rryan attended a tes
timonial dinner given to th widow of
Joseph Fels of Philadelphia, founded
of a fund for the promotion of the
single tux doctrine. Ho was so hoarse
that he spukn with difficulty and ex
plained that he had caught cold as a
result of having hls lialr cut while In
the west.
110,000 BOND
r , , n ' k t government organ here today pub.
Prominent Business Men ofnshes an interview with coioneu. u
C AiA!n P C.,:f., f J'lerrera, father of Gtm. Luis- Her
ban Antonio bo Security fonr(,,.a. 1IW.r ()f 1, tn which the
Youthful Slayer; Unwritten
Law to Be Defense,
Socorro, N. M., April 20. Upon the
termination of the preliminary hear
ing In the case of the stale against
Harold Arntzen, accused of the mur
der of O. lleech, at Han Antonio, Jus
tice of the Peace A. E. Green today
admitted the defendant to ball In the
Stand Jury. A number of prominent
citizens of San Antonio signed tht
bond and the defendant wus re
leased, The hearing began Tuesday. The
principal witnesses for tho state were
Jack Klelntodd, who wus lleech's
companion, and Jose Murquei, the
Mexican helper in tho garage where
tho shooting took place. Tho testi
mony Indicated that Arnlzen went to
the garage and shot lieech following
it quurrel of some kind, the exact na
ture of which bus not been disclosed,
but which Is understood to have re
lated to lleech's attentions to Mrs.
Defense Asks Tlnu.
At the conclusion of the stute's evi
dence on Tuesduy, counsel for Arnt
vw askod for u contlnuunco of the
case In order thut they might have
time to prepare for the defense, nndlr""-al other pluces where tho
. . . . ... . I troops have gone, and on the relations
the. hearing wus carried over until to
day- When the court reeotivened this
morning, however, It wus announced
that no evidence would be Introduced
nt this time In behalf of the defend
ant and a motion that Arnlwn be ad
mitted to ball was granted.
It Is understood that the defense
of Arnlzen will X. that the killing
of Ilecch was Justifiable on uccount
of Improper advance made by the
latter to Mrs. AmUcn. The ArnUcnx
wir-re married In 1-a Junta, In No
vember, ID IS, and have been living
In Snn Antonio sine, December, 191 j
Arnt7,en l 20 years old and his wife
will he 11 In July next.
In the preliminary hearing Ihe state
wus represented by Assistant District
Attorney Will Eaton, of Socorro, nnd
the defend by Judge J. L. Nicholas,
or Socorro, and Judge R. P. Ihirnes
and City Attorney W. A. Keleher, of
Dally by Cnrrier or Mall, SOo
h Month. Single) Coploe, 5q
s: ARE
Chihuahua Papers Reach El
Paso 'With News of Presi
dent's Ultimatum Before
Americans Know It,
Obregon Not Hostile to United
States, Is Declaration of
Member of 'War Minister's
Staff, ' ' .
EI Puso, Tex., April HI). On Mon
day the Chihuahua City newspaper
printed dispatches, supposed to have
come from Juarez, stating that Presi
dent Wilson was about to deliver an
ultimatum to Oermany and that war
would be declared within a week.
This Information was brought here to
day by Amerioiins returning from
Chlhuuhua, who brought copies of the
papers In which the dispatch ap
' j, ' t ;
I .i.-
American who Visited General Ou
tiorro was greeted with, thia remark:
"Well, 1 suppose the. Mexican aitua
tloit has become of minor Importance
now that the United States 1 aolng
to war with Oermany. " . , , .' . . ,
Tho Americans who returned here
said that the Mexlcana wore being
kept fully acquainted with every stop
In - the negotiations 'between Rerlin
nnd Washington through an official
iiRency in Mexico City and that thejr
knew more about the crisis betweeu
the United States nnd Germany than
they did about the pursuit of Villa. '
' Major J. M.'Oarplq of General Ob
regon's stuff, who Is spending til
honeymoon ht'rV, issued u! tutiiment
tonight denying the reported stories
that General Obregon Is hostile til
tho rnlted Stales. ' ,'
The Inst of these' stories.' and onn
which received wide circulation, wito
that Onrranau's minister of war tuts
Issued a proclamation calling on all
Mexicans to unite and 'drive the
Americana from Mexico. ' Major Car
plo said no such proclamation ever
had been issued, '
Chihuahua, .Mexico, April 20. The
latter said that ho hud instructloiiM
from Gen. l.uls Gutierrez, Chihuahua
state commander, , to requcut the
American troops not to advance far
Iher south than Sunta Ores do VII
legas, situated fifteen miles north of
Parrul, where they now are.
San Antonio, Tex., April 20. While
Maj. Gen. Hugh U flcotl, chief of
staff, Is hurry ing to tho border aa the
personal envoy of Secretary of - War
Raker, General Pershing Is holding
Ms forces In Mexico in what pructlcul
ly Is a defensive position.
No developments of great import
ance were told of In ireporta received
today ut General Funstoa'tt headquar
ters uiul It was evident I hat the puN
suit of Villa had been halted. Unof
ficial reports were that Villa had
mado his way south Into Iurangr, al
though unofficial Mexican advlcea
continued to Indicate that officials ut
the war department" In Mexluo CRy
yet guve soma credence to the story
that tho bandit chieftain had died of
his wounds at some point south of
Gem-ml Funston forwarded to the
war depurtmont another lonjf report
from General Pershing oii general
conditions In that part of the coun
try through which bis troops had
moved. This und other reports have
been sent to Wuhlngton us soon as
received and army officers here de
clare that Secretary Raker la woll-in-formed
on the developments about
thut exist between them and the Mex
icans, both civilian and military.
General Funston did not make pub
lic the facts contained In General
Pernhing's report received today, Oth
er than to say that It pictured a state
of frightful destitution and reflected
the apathy of the poor towards the
American lorces.
The uHltudo of the government
forces was described us lacking In
friendliness and co-oper.itlon.
SwilMrlaiiil Riiy Eootl.
Geneva, April 20 (via IMris, 3:50
P. m ). The federal council has sent
a representative to London to char
ter vessels to bring food supplies, es
pecially wheat, corn, rice and stigur.
bought In the United States for Swit
zerland. It Is expected to charter
steamships flying the' American flag,
to avoid dunger of submarine at

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