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SELF TOPRESS MEN President Tells What Office Means to Him. SIZE OF TASK TREMENDOUS Chief Executive Finds Pose of Dignity Irksome and Declares When Term Is Over He Will Visit Washington on Sightseeing Tour. Washington, March 23.—Woodrow Wilson unbosomed himself to the members of the National Press club of Washington Friday, telling them In a frank, conversational way how he felt as president of the United States; how difficult it was for him to imagine himself as the chief executive ■with the formal amenities of the posi tion, and how he had struggled to be as fre as the ordinary individual without the restraints of his office. It was an intimate picture of Wood row Wilson—the man—drawn by him ■elf, on the occasion of the “house warming” at the Fress club’s new quarters. The president did not intend to have his remarks reported, but later, at the request of the club, the speech was made public. Wilson, as He Sees Himself. “I was just thinking of my sense of confusion of identity sometimes when I read articles about myself,” the president said. “I have never read an article about myself in which I recognized myself, and I have come to have the impression that I must be some kind of a fraud, because I think a great many of these articles are written in absolute good faith. "I tremble to think of the variety and falseness in the impressions I make —and it is being borne in on me 60 that it may change my very dispo sition —that I am a cold and removed person who has a thinking machine inside which he adjusts to the cir cumstances —which he does not allow to be moved by any winds of affec tion or emotion of any kind —but turns like a cold searchlight on anything that is presented to his attention and makes it work. Feels Responsibility Keenly. “I am not aware of having any de tachable apparatus inside of me. On the contrary, if I were to interpret my self, I would say that my constant embarrassment is to retain the emo tions that are inside of me. "You may not believe it, but I some times feel like a fire from a far from extinct volcano, and if the lava does not eeem to spill over it is because you are not high enough to see into the basin and see the caldron boil. Be cause, truly, gentlemen, in the posi tion which I occupy there is a sort of —I do not know how else to express it than to say—passionate sense of being connected with my fellow men in a peculiar relationship of responsi bility of office, but God knows there are enough things in this world that need to be corrected. Fear He’ll Disappoint People. "I have mixed first and last with all Borts and conditions of men—there are mighty few kinds of men that have to be described to me, and there are mighty few kindß of experiences that have to be described to when I think of the number of men who are looking to me as the repre sentative of a party, with the hope for all varieties of salvation from the things they are struggling in the midst of, it makes me tremble. "It makes me tremble not only with a sense of my own inadequacy and weakness, but as if I were shaken by the very things that are shaking them, and if I seem circumspect it is bacause I am so diligently trying not to make any colossal blunders. "If you just calculated the number of blunders a fellow can make in 24 hours if he is not careful and If he does not listen more than he talks, you would see something of the feel ing that I have. Always Eager to Get Advice. "I was amused the other day at a remark that Senator Newlands made. I had read him the trust message that I was to deliver to congress some ten days before I delivered it, and I never stop ‘doctoring’ things of that kind until the day I have to deliver them. “When he heard it read to congress he said: 'I think it was better than It was when you read it to me.’ I said: ‘Senator, there is one thing which I do not think you understand. I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow, and I have borrowed a lot since I read it to you first’ “That, I dare say, is what gives the Impression of circumspectness. I am listening; I am diligently trying to col lect all the brains that are borrowable in order that I may not make more blunders than it is inevitable that a man should make who has great lim itations of knowledge and capacity And the emotiotf" of the thing is so great that I suppose I must be some kind of a mask to conceal it. Often Feels He’s Masquerading. “I really feel sometimes as if I were masquerading when I catch a picture of myself in some printed description. "In between things that I have to do as a public officer I never think of my self as the president of the United States, because i never have had any sense of being identified with that office. “I fee! like a person appointed for Cite of Bird Deadly. There Is only one species of bird known whose bite Is poisonous, the Rplr N'Doob or "bird of death,” of New Guinea. Loss of sight, convul sions and lockjaw are symptoms which follow rapidly after the bite. When a Mule Bites. A north Mississippi man was bitten try a mule. When a mule begins to bite it is a sure sign that he has rheu matism in his hind legs and can't use them. —New Orleans Picayune. Cultivate Happiness. Practice happiness! Like virtue. It Is acquired by practice. Moreover, if you do not, you are likely to practice 111-tamper or sensitiveness or self pity j and In these directions you are likely to achieve success that is worse than failure.—The Christian Register. An Observation. When a boy plays hookey and doesn't go to school, and his mother plays hookey and doesn't stay at home, they are liable to meet down town. —Dallas News. a certain length of time to administer that office, and I feel just as much out side of it at th)': moment as I cid be fore I was elected to it. I feel just as much outside of it as I still feel out side of the government of the United States. "No man could Imagine himself the government of the United State.}; but he could understand that some part of his fellow citizens had told him to go and run a certain part of it the best he knew how. “That would not make him the gov ernment itself or the thing itself. It would just make him responsible for running it the best he knew how. Office So Great; Man So Small. "The machine is so much greater than himaelf, the office is so much greater than himself; the office is so much greater than he cam ever be, and the most he can do is to look grave enough and self-possessed enough to seem to fill it. "I can hardly refrain every now and again from tipping the public the wink, as much as to say, ‘lt la only me that Is inside this thing. I know that I will have to get out presently. I know that then I will look Just my own proper size, and that for the time being the proportions are somjwhat refracted and misrepresented to the eye by the large thing I am inside of, from which I am tipping you this wink.’ "For example, take matters of this sort. I will not say whether it is wise or unwise; simple or grave, but cer tain precedents have been established that in certain companies the presi dent must leave the room Aral and people knust give way to him. They must not sit down if he is standing up. Finds Customs Embarrassing. "It is a very uncomfortable thing to have to think of all the other people every time I get up and sit down, and all that sort of thing. So when I get guests in my own house and the pub lic is shut out, I adjourn being; pres ident and taae leave to be a gentle man. If they draw back and Insist upon my doing something first I firm ly decline. "There are blessed Intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am president of the United States. One means by which I forget Is to get a rattling good detective story, get after some imaginary offender, and chase him all over—preferably any continent but this —because the vari ous parts of this continent are becom ing painfully suggestive to me. “The postoffices and many other things which stir reminiscences have ‘sicklied them o’er with a pal a cast of thought.’ There are postofflcee to which I wouldn’t think of mailing a letter, which I can’t think of without trembling with the knowledge of the heartburnings of the j3truggle there was In connection with getting some body installed as postmaster. Knows Little of Capital Sights. "Now, if I were free, I would come not infrequently up to these rooms. You know I never was in Washington but a very few hours until I came last year and I never expect to see the inside of the public buildings In Wash ington until my term Is over. "The minute I turn up anywhere, I am personally conducted to beat the band. The curator, and the assistant curators, and every other blooming of ficial turns up, and they show me so much attention that I don’t see the building. I would have to say, ‘Stand aside and let me see what you are showing me.’ "Some day, after I am through with this office, I am going to come back to Washington and see it In the meantime, I am in the same category as the National museum, the monu ment, the Smithsonian institution, or the Congressional library, and every thing that comes down here has to be shown the president “If I only knew an exhibition ap pearance to assume— apparently other appearances that do not show what is going on inside—l would like to have It pointed out, so that I could practise it before the looking glass and see if I could not look like the monument "Being regarded as a national ex hibit, it would be much simpler than being shaken hands with by the whole United States. And yet even that is interesting to me, simply because I like human beings. “It is a pretty poor crowd that does not Interest you. I think they would have to be all members of that class that devotes itself to ‘expense regard less of pleasure’ In order to be en tirely uninteresting. These look so much alike—spend their time trying to look so much alike —and so relieve themselves of all responsibility of thought—-that they are very monoto nous: Indeed to look at! whefeae a crowd picked up off the 6treet is Just a Jolly lot—a Job lot of real human beings, pulsating with life, with all kindß of passions and desires. Plain Citizen, His Ambition. "It would be a great pleasure If, un served and unattended, I could be knocked around as I have been accus tomed to be knocked around all my life; If I could resort to any delightful quarter, to any place In Washington that I chose. I have sometimes thought of feOing to some costumer— some theatrical costumer-naod buying an assortment rf beards, rouge, color ing. and all the Known means of dis guising myself, if it were not against the law. You see, I have a scruple as president against breaking the la w and disguising one’s self is against the law. "But if I could disguise myself and not get caught I would go out, be a free American citizen once more, and have a Jolly time. I might then meet some of you gentlemen and actually tell you what I really thought.” Wisdom of Widows. Crawford—“ What makes you think It Is risky to marry a widow?” Crab shaw —“Because she will never be lieve you if you happen to tell her the same stories her first husband tried to put over."—Judge. - - —— ■ % A Poser. Mentor—“ Consider the owl. He’s the bird of wisdom, and he gets his reputation by keeping silent" Steu tor —“How about the screech owl?*’— Judge. Don't Get Tragic. "Don’t get tragic, with the very nicest men even, however much they love you. Secretly, all men loathe tragedy. Never have hysterics. Pre tend to be rather a limited idiot, and they’ll love you blindly.”—Mrg. Bail lie Saunders. Various Returns. "What did he get for confessing?** "Immunity from the district attorney, two cents a word from the magazines and fits from his former friends."— Judge. IL 8. TROOPS KILL 6 MEXICAN FEDERALS FIRE ACROSS THE BORDER AN.I AMERI CANS REPLY. FAILED TO HEED WARNING U. S. Commander Near Del Rio, Tex., on the Rio Grande Orders Men to Return —General Scott Re ceives Report of Affair. Eagle Pass, Tex, March 25.—United Stat. s troops and Mexican federals engaged in a battle at McGee Cross ing, three miles above Del P’o, on the Rio Grande on Monday in which several federal soldiers are reported killed. A patrol from F troop of the Fourteenth cavalry returned the fire of the Mexicans across the Rio Grande and for ten minutes the shooting con tinued. One of the Americans was injured. Forty constitutionalist soldiers had been cut off by the federals on the river bank. Af’.er fighting for nearly half an hour, the constitutionalists tried to cross the river and surrender to the American troops. Tb* federals continued firing at the constitutional ists in the water and even after they had reached the American bank and surrendered. The commander of the American ’avalrymen signaled repeatedly for the federals to cease firing, but his signals were disregarded. Finally he ordered his men to return the fire. A number of federals were carried away after the firing ceased Colonel Sibley has ordered one troop of cav alry from Fort Clark and the machine gun platoon from Eagle Pass to pro ceed to Del Rio. Officials at Washington approved the action taken by the United States troops or the border. Juarez, Mex., March 25. —Gen. Man uel Chao announced that he had re ceived a message from General Villa on Monday stating that the general attack on Torreon had begun and that he expected to be in possession of Gomez Palacio, four miles from the center of the city, by nightfall. El Paso, Tex., March 25. —Hugh L. Scott, commanding the United States troops here, has received information from Del Rio, Tex., to the effect that Mexican federals fired on the United States cavalry stationed there. The troopers, according to the report, re turned the fire, killing six Mexican sol diers. Bermajillo, Mexico, March 25.—The long-expected battle of Tcrreon Is on. General Villa’s big guns on Monday began the bombardment of the Mexi can federals’ stronghold, hurling shells into Gomez Palacio and the suburbs of Torreon. All the northern outposts of Tor reon, with the exception of Gomez Palacio and Lerdo, were captured by General Villa in a daring attack that brought j the constitutionalist army within nine miles of the beleaguered city. The constitutionalists have been suc cessful In every skirmish with the fed eral outposts. More than one hundred federals have been killed while Villa declares his ov r n eommand has lost only a few wounded. ' Bronwsville, Tex., March 25.— A bat tle between constitutionalists and fed erals was reported In progress at Mler, Mex., opposite the Texas border, about one hundred miles northwest of Laredo. This report came from con stitutionalist officials at Matamoras, opposite here. NOTED EDUCATOR SLAYS SELF Ex-Prof. H. T. Peck of Columbia Faced Suit by Woman—Divorced Wife Nursed Him. StamfOTd, Conn., March 25. —Harry Thurston Peck, a former professor at Columbia university, committed sui cide on Monday at a rooming house here by shooting in the head with a revolver. Doctor Peck was a writer of note and for 28 years was profes sor of ancient languages at Columbia. He left the institution more than three years ago in consequence of un pleasant notoriety Incident to a breach of promise suit for $50,000 brought against him by Esther Qunn, a stenog rapher. In March, 1912, Miss Quinn’s suit was dismissed as insufficient. Later she filed another action, which was pending at the time of his death. Doctor Peck dropped out of sight after his retirement from Columbia and did not come before the pul He eye until April of last year, when he became critically 111 at Ithaca, N. Y., suffering with a nervous breakdo vn. His life was despaired of until his divorced wife, Cornelia L. Peck, went to the hospital and administered to him. The second Mrs. Peck found no ob jectlon to the ministrations of the di vorced wife; in fact, both worked to gether for the professor’s recovery. Signs Treaty Wi*h Venezuela. Washington, March 25.—A new treaty has been signed between the U. S. and Venezuela, by which all ques tions not capable of settlement by diplomacy shall be submitted to investi gation by an international commission. Launch Big U. S. Warship. Philadelphia, Pa., March 25.—The dreadnought Oklahoma, launched from the yard of the New York Shipbuilding company at Camden, N, J., will be one of the largest and most powerful ships that has yet been floated for the U. S. “Mother” Jones Is Arrested. Waleenburg, Colo., March 25.—After a week’s freedom "Mother” Mary Jones again is a military prisoner in the strike zone. The aged strike lead er was taken from a south-bound Colo rado & Southern train here. Girl and Rescuer Killed. Portland, Ore., March 25.—George L. MiehtUe of Portland and Miss Es sie Ellis of Salt Lake City were killed by an electric train on a trestle whe— her foot caught in a crevice and he tried to reecue her. One Killed, Ten Hurt In Riot. Buffalo, N. Y„ March 25.—One man was shot dead and ten others wounded in a riot which took (lace upon a train bearing strike-breakers from Buf falo to the plant of the Gould Coapte? company at Depew. Two Shot by sank Robber. Altoona, Pa., March 26—An uniden tified man dashed up to the Unic National bank, stuffed S6OO in hie pockets, shot and painftilly wijpnded two men and escaped is a stolen ftbto mobile. PILOT, WAUSAU. WIS. ONE FATAL DISASTER FOLLOWS ANOTHER IN! ST. LOUIS | - , w t <-*4* *- V -~ ~ ... —■* The building of the St. Louis Feed comp.in> ol St. Louis was demolished when a portion cf a seven-story wall of the burned Missouri Athletic club toppled over on it. At least seven persons were killed in the St. Louis Feed company’s building. The picture shows workmen taking bodies from the rums. SUFFRAGE BILL HIT SENATE VOTES DOWN .'MiND MENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. Women rail to Get Two-Thirds Need ed to Pass Measure in Upper House. Washington, March 21. —Woman suf frage advocates lost their fight Thurs day in the United States senate for a resolution proposing an amendment to the federal constitution giving women the ballot. The vote was 35 for the measure to 34 against it, a two-third affirmative vote being re quired for passage. The amendment offered by Senator Vardaman of Mississippi, which pro vided in effect for the repeal of the fifteenth amendment to the Consti tution, was defeated, 48 to 19. The amendment to the joint resolution of fered by Senator Williams of Missis sippi, which provided that only white women should enjoy the right of suf frage, was lost, 44 to 21. Immediately after the vote was taken Senator Shafroth of Colorado announced that he would offer an amendment providing that whenever five per cent of the voters of any state petitioned for the question of woman suffrage to be submitted to the vot ers the question should be so submit ted, in lie* of an amendment to the state constitution. The proposed Shafroth amendment embodied the plan which has been ad vocated by the National Association for Woman Suffrage through its con gressional committee here. Senator Ollie James of Kentucky asserted that his state had had one limited experience of woman suffrage in a local school election. Lie said on that occasion ten negro women voted for every white woman. TELEGRAPHIC ’ NOTES New York, March 21.—Sorae esti mate of what the snowstorms cost the city of New York was had when the street cleaning commission announced that $2,400,000 had been spent and that another SIOO,OOO would be ex pended. Redding, Cal., March 23. -Given their first meal in 48 hours, 120 un employed men, who seized a freight train here started on foot for the Oregon line. Officials of Shasta county agreed that they should be fed at sta tions 20 milee apart. Toledo, 0., March 23. —Samuel Riggs, a porter, was killed, and furni ture valued at $50,000 owned by a de partment store, together with 24 au tomobiles, was destroyed in p. fire. New York, March 23.—Ex-Senaicr William A. Clark of Montana was one of a crowd of pedestrians that nar rowly escaped injury or death when a derrick and 14-ton girder fell at the new- building of the Equitable Life As surance society. One workman was killed and three injured. New York, March 23.—The wedding of Miss Margaret Elise Oliver, daugh ter of Charles K. Oliver, to E. Burton Holmes, the lecturer, took place in St. Stephen's Episcopal church. Washington, March 21.—C0l George W. Goethals has selected for head of the purchasing department of the new Panama canal government Maj. F. C. Boggs. Kill Assailant of Woman. Clanton, Ala.. March 24.—While state troops were hurrying. Charles Young, a negro, was taken away from a sheriff's posse by a mob and lynched He was accused of attack ing an aged white woman. Earth Tremors Recorded. Mobile, Ala., March 24.—Earth tre mors, which experts said indicated dis turbances in Central America. 1,250 miles away, were registered on Satur day by the seismograph at Springhill college here. National i Officer Dead. Chippewa Fal_ls, Wis., March 23. — Julius Howard, forty-five, treasurer of the National Ski association, died here on Friday after a few hours' ill ness. The funeral will be held here Sunday. Four Die In Explosion. Ardmore, Okla., March 23. —Four persons were burned to death as the result of a fire caused by a gas ex plosion here. Two others were seri ously injured. TMree small children escaped. Bishop Bristol Very 111. Chicago, March 20.—Bishop Frank M. Bristol of Omaha, who is ill with acute indigestion at the Grand Pacific hotel, was still in a critical condition. Mrs. Bristol, wife of the Methodist bishop, arrived here. Left Bouftd In Burning Building. Laconia, N. H., March 20.—Three men bound James Dublias with rope in his grocery and set fire to the place, endangering the liven of 30 persons on the upper floor. Dub lias wat rescued. CRISIS IN CABINET FUTURE OF HOME RULE BILL WRAPPED IN CLOUDS— PREMIER WEAKENS. CRISIS IN THE KING’S ARMY Many Officers Resign to Avoid Mili tary Service In North of Ireland — All. Face. Courts-Martial Troops Are Being Moved to Scene. London, March 25.—The future of the home rule bill is wrapped in the clouds. Three senior officers from the Curragh camp, who had resigned, re turned to Ireland to resume thesir posts Monday after a conference at the war office, which they said entire ly satisfied them. The Times confirms the announce ment that General Gough has resumed his post, and comments on the written assurance that his troops are not to be used to coerce the people of Ulster into acceptance of the home rule. bill. This is considered a direct surrender by the government. The army has checkmated the gov ernment, according to the Unionists’ view, and the Covenanters of Ulster have won their fight. No declarations of "Full steam ahead” or “Meeting force with force,” were heard from Premier Asquith and other Liberals in the debate in the house of commons. London, March 24. —Gen. !3ir Arthur Paget visited Currah on Sat urday and gave General G' ugh of the Third cav alry brigade the option of taking com mand at Ulster or retiring, according to the Sunday Observer here. Gen eral Gough, who was allowed two hours :’or consideration, resigned im mediately. The Observer says also that the government has decided to issue 200 warrants for the arrest of the leaders in Ulster. The government’s military precau tions to preserve order in Ulster pre cipitated a crisis without parallel in the history of the British army. Rather than be placed in a position where they might be called on to net against the Ulster covenanters, numerous offi cers resigned their commissions. While the war office refused to say how many had resigned, popular be lief, based on reports from the differ ent regiments, was that the number of withdrawals had crippled the whole military organization in Ireland and prevented carrying out the orders for moving several large bodies of troops. The Marquis of Londonderry, one of the Ulster leaders, said that nothing of the sort had occurred In the British army since the days of the American revolution. The entrance of King George on the scene as peacemaker was the dramatic event of the day. He had long confer ences with the prime minister, Mr. As quith; the secretary of state for war. Colonel Seely, and several high offi cers, and afterward summoned Field Marshal Lord Roberts, who had been criticized by the liberals for utter ances which they construed as en ccuragemeht to the officers, to refuse to obey orders. Meantime the movement of troops continued in Ireland The center of interest shifted to Curragh, 25 miles from Dublin, where the Third cavalry brigade under General Gough and the Fourteenth infantry brigade under Colonel Rolt were stationed. Well Known Chicago Banker Dies. Chicago, March 24.—Byron L. Smith, president of the Northern Trust com pany and leader in the group of men who financed and built the Chicago of today, died at his home, 2140 Prairie avenue. He was sixty-one years old. Longworth Asks Seat Again. Cincinnati. March 24.—Former Con gressman Nicholas Longworth an nounced h'mself as a candidate fur tie Republican nomination for congress in the First Ohio district. Longworth was defeated for re-election in 1013. Rob Bank Safe; Get SIB,OOO. Nashville, Tenn., March 23. —Rob- bers blew' open a vault in the First National bank at Gallatin, Tenn., 35 miles northwest of Nashville, obtained SIB,OOO, and escaped. 1 The explosion caused a fire in the vault. Dr. Charles W. Eliot Is 80 Years Old. Bouton, March 23.—Dr. Charles W. Eliot president emeritus of Harvard university, eighty years old. on Thurs uay observed the anniversary by hold ing a reception for his relatives at his country home. Big Four Train Wrecked. Marion, Ind., March 2L—Big Four passenger train No. 39, southbound, was wrecked at Deer Creek Hill, south of here. Though railroad officials re port no one injured, amtulances and physicians were summoned. Literacy Test Is Kept. Wiishington, March 21.—The Bur nett immigration bill was reported favorably to the senate on Thursday. It retains the literacy tesc offi cials believe President Wilson may veto it on that account LABOR BODY OFFENDED MITCHELL WARMLY UPHOLDS WESTERN FEDERATION. Denounces “Industrial Feudalism,” Which He Says Existed in Michi gan Copper District. Washington, March 25. —John Mitch ell, former president of the United Mine Workers and for ten years chair man of the trades committee on agree ment of the National Civic federation, warmly defended the Western Federa tion of Miners, and denounced "indus trial feudalism,” which he alleged ex isted in the Michigan copper district, and in the Colorado and West Vir ginia coal fields, when he appeared before the house subcommittee on the Michigan strike Monday. “The charge made by mine owners in Michigan that the Western Federa tion of Miners is a Socialist organiza tion and that, on that account agree ments with it cannot be made, is ut terly fallacious,” said Mitchell. "The Western Federation has for some years made trade agreements its fun damental policy. For 12 years it has been in control of the Butte copper districts, where perfect harmony has existed with the Amalgamated Copper company. “ ‘Red’ Socialism does not enter into the situation as a factor. The West ern Federation is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, which has no more connection with the So cialist party than with any other party. “The mining companies had no quar rel apparently with the Socialists. It was only after the union asked for more wages that they began to talk cf ‘red’ Socialism.” Both Representatives MacDonald and Mitchell urged legislation to pre vent the importation of armed guards into strike districts from otter states and to prevent strikebreakers from being deceived as to conditions in a strike field to which they might be taken. WILSON FILLS MOORE’S PLACE New Yorker Named Counselor of State Department—Cone Johnson Solic itor in Place of J. W. Folk. Washington, March 23. —Robert Lan sing of New York was nominated on Friday by President Wilson to be counselor of the state department to succeed John Bassett Moore. Cone Johnson of Texas was nominated by the president to be solicitor of the state department, succeeding Joseph W. Folk, who recently resigned to be come chief counsel to the interstate commerce commission. Robert Lan sing is fifty years of age and has served the government in a number of impor tant legal capacities. He was associ ate counsel for the United States for the Bering sea arbitration in 1892 and was solicitor for the United States for the Alaskan boundary t-ibunal In 1903. He was counsel for the North Atlantic coast fisheries arbitration at The Hague in 1909. Settlement Worker Not Guilty. Chicago, March 23. —Miss Ellen Gates Starr, one of the founders of Hull house, was acquitted oi a charge of inciting a riot. She was trted be fore a jury for having aided striking waitresses in a demonstration in front of Henrici's restaurant, which the po lice alleged was a riot. Officer Slain by Bandit. St. Louis, March 24. —Dave Whltt ley, a highwayman who shot and killed Patrolman W. E. Shaiher, is dy ing at the City hospital from a wound he inflicted on himself. Whittley's companion, David O’Connor, confessed. Plot to Ditch Train. Chicago, March 24. —Evidence found by detectives investigating the wreck of the ‘ Olympian Special” of the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Pau; railroad, shows that it was planned to ditch the train at the risk of killing scores. Plant Burns With $200,000 Loss- Buffalo, March 23. — Fire destroyed the J. W. Clement printing and bind ing plant on Exchange street. One hundred and fifty girl employes made their way out by fire escapes. The damage was estimated at $200,000. Police Heads Under Indictment. St. Joseph, Mo., March 23. —Dr. U. G. Crandell, president, and Joseph I. McDonald, manager of the board of police commissioners, were indicted by the grand jury here. Crandell is charged with oppression in office. Peach Crop In Danger. Nashville, Tenn., March 21.— Snow began falling here and retorts indi cate a light fall over a large portion of Tennessee. If cold weather con tinues the peach crop will be seriously damaged. Judgment for $75,000. New York, March 21.—A judgment for $75,'>09 was filed here against John G. A. Leishman, former ambassador to Germany, in favor of Raymond, Pynchon & Cos., New Yorl: banker* and brokers. MEONJMIRED VILLA’S REBELS KILL 1,500 HUER TA SOLDIERS IN TERRIFIC BATTLE. CITY IS NOW IN FLAMES Victors Apply Torch to Captured Town to Wipe Out Cholera—De feated Troops Throw Away Arms to Avoid Being Shot. Ei Verjel, Durango, Marru 2ti.— Torreon fell at five o'clock on Tues day. General Villa won a complete and sweeping victory. The former bandit and refugee is now the abso lute master of northern Mexico. There are only meager federal forces to resist his occupation of Monterey and Saltillo and Tampico on the cast and Mazatlan on the west. With the Huerta army under Velas co scattered and broken he v ond repair at Torreon, the road to Mexico City lies open to Villa. Villa is being cheered by his men and his generals as the great military genius in Mex ico General Velasco knew he was de feated when his forces were smashed and driven out of Gomez Palacio. He had realized that there was the place whose natural advantages gave him iiis best chance of stopping the ad vance of Villa with his 12,000 r\eu against Velasco's 9,000. The artillery equipment of the opposing forces were about equal. Fleeing from Gomez Pa lacio in utter route, Velasco’s men got no respite. The rebels pursued relent lessly. The federals' only hope was to hold the Nazas river against Villa with their batteries there. But their own guns were turned against them from the north, covering the advance of the forces of Villa and Ben/.vides from the northeast, and wh a the Nazas batteries were silenced Torreon was doomed. With 1,500 feflr'r , *ls pt’aiated to have been sli.xn in the terrific fighting at Gomez Palacio, which ended in the rout of General Velasco’s fc ves, Villa mercilessly pursued the beaten forces and then, with Tor eon sur rounded, Villa and General Benevides, with his famoub Zaragcsa brigade, led an onslaught from the east and north east. The fierce hand-to-hand fighting in the streets, the flaming of buildings put to the torch and the devastation generally that fell on Gomez Palacio also were visited on Torreon. In the fierce fighting of the last 48 hours hundreds of federal troops broke from their ranks and deserted to Villa's army. They were held in the trenches under the onrush of the con stitutionalists only by the actions of their officers, who shot isto the backs of men who tried to flee. The loss of life on the federal side is believed to have been the heaviest of the present revolution, for Velasco's army fought in massed formations against a ter rible artillery bombardment. Corpses of cholera victims were strewn in all the federal trenches. Fearful of an outbreak of the deadly disease in his own ranks, the con queror issued orders for the burning of all barracks and hundreds of other buildings that might be suspected of having harbored the cholera stricken, bo that Torreon is in conflagration. Whetted by the crushing blow ad ministered to Velasco’s army at Gbmez Palacio, nothing could stay the ad vance of Villa’s men. The way led for four miles through apparently im passable territory. fl'he gun can!egou went into the mud to their hubs; barbed wire barricades were every few hundred feet of the way, quagmires and canals had to be crossed and all the time a pounding fire was in their faces from the batteries on the Nazas river. Benevides added terror by setting fire to all buildings along his approach to the plaza and issuing orders to his men to shoot down all found with arms. Velasco’s men heard the shouted orders and began flnging away their weapons and scurrying up the streets. Toe federals utterly abandoned heir wounded in the fields of Gomez Paia cio and Torreon. SEIDEL WINS IN MILWAUKEE Socialist and Mayor G. A. Bading to Contest Regular Election in Two Weeks. Milwaukee, March 26.—David S. Rose, five times mayor, on Tuesday was eliminated together with former Congressman Theodore Otjen from the race for the mayo/alty nomination. This leaves Emil Seidel, the former Socialist mayor, to contest the regu lar election two weeks hence with Mayor G. A. Bading, who led the fusion forces to victory over thee So cialists two years ago. One hundred and eleven preceincts gave Seidel 15,- 996; Bading, 15,887, and Rose, 13,231. Millionaire Hr. and as Swindler. Portland, Ore., March 26. —W. G. Campbell, who three years ago had $9,000,000, was arrested here on a charge of obtaining under false pretenses in San Francisco. PolkV found SIOO,OOO in his pockets Mitchel Urges Employment Bureau. New York. March 26. Mayor Mitchel sent a message to the board of aldermen in which he took uj the question of the unemployed and asked an ordinance providing for a public employment bureau. County Official Shot by Weauhy Man. Williamstown, Ky., March 26.—Coun ty Attorney W. E. Clay is beloved dy ing, following a shooting at the rail road station here Clay declared he had quarreled with S. M. Billister, a wealthy contractor. Say He Defrauded 40 Bank*. Waterloo, la., March 26.—Eugene McCullum, aged thirty, of Des Moines, was arrested here on Tuesday charged with obtaining money from about forty banks in the middle west under false pretenses. Fifteen Drowned When Ferry Sink*. ‘ Koepenick, Germany, March 26. — Fifteen people were drowned here on Tuesday afternoon when a tug ran into and sank a small ferry boat crowded with workmen, their wives and children. Fanny Crosby 94 Years Old. Bridgeport, Conn., March 26.—Fanny Crosby, the blind writer, celebrated her ninety-fourth birthday. Tc visit ors she said her health was excellent and she felt as young as when twwiqr four. BEST METHODS OF IRONING* Seem Small Thing# in Themselves* But Success in the Laundry De pends Upon Them. Handkerchiefs should be Ironed all. oyer on both sides till they are quite dry, exactly foldec. so as to bring the name or initials on the top fold, and well pressed. Iron yery straight by the hem or selvage, not across from the corners, then press out the cor ners carefully and square. Small things, such as table napkins or tray cloths, must be ironed all over on both sides, beginning with the right. The pressure of the iron on the damp linen will polish it and raise a bright gloss, which must be cn the upper surface. If the wrong side is ironed first it will be glossy and the right side dull. To remove, blisters from stiffened linen presc the part with a clean, wet rag; place the iron on the spot, re move it. and the blister will have dis appeared. Blisters arise generally from imperfect starching, so care should be taken that every portion of the fabric gets wall starched. Be careful not to iron cotton or muslin materials when they are too dry or they will have a rough ap pearance and no gloss. Prints and colored ,;oods must not be ironed with too hot an iron or the colors will be spoiled, Iron embroidery on the wrong side over flannel so as to raise the pattern. gIHINGSWTH “KNOWING Mattresses should be sunned aa often as possible. This makes tlieu> sweet and free from germs To prevent eyeglasses “steaming” in cold weather; rub with vaseline and polish with a silk handkerchief. To iron embroidery the iron should be applied on the wrong side, and • thick ironing blanket used. System is a great time and money saver in the home; haphazard meth ods are wasteful in every direction. If a piece of paraffin paper *5 wrapped around the knife blade it will cut butter without making it crumble. Tomatoes filled with minced pine apple, celery and chopped nuts mixed with mayonnaise make a delicious salad. A spoonful of whipped cream is a tarty addition to any cream soup. Add it to the top of the cup just before serving. Dingy tow r els may be restored to whiteness by putting In a boiler of cold water, adding white soap shav ings and lemon juice and letting come slowly to a boil. Rinse in tepid water, then blue water Hang in the suu to dry. Oven Holder*. Most housekeepers rip the flour sack and hem it for a dish towel, but a quarter sack makes a very skimpy square of muslin. When my family became reduced to the quarter-sack size, writes a contributor to Mother’s Magazine, I found a better use for the cloth. I ripped and pulled threads to make a perfect square; then I Btltched the cloth Into an oblong strip which made a holder for the large roasting pans. A convenient supply of these, boiled and ironed, will *ave the dish towels from being used near the oven and justify the expense of good linen crash for towels. Jellied Fresh Pork. Take heads, tongues and feet of young fresh pork, and any other pieces convenient. Remove the skin and boil them until the meat is tender and eas ily stripped from the bones. Chop fine and season with salt and pepper, ground clover If liked, or powdered sage. Mix all well together. Press hard and firm Into deep pans. Turn out in two or *hree days and serve in slices, using mustard and vinegar with iL Fancy Roast. Melt one tablespoon of butter, add two teaspoons of flour, and when mixed to a smooth cream add one cup of cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toaßt four to si* slices of bread and lay them on a hot platter. Put 25 oysters In their shells into the oven and roast till the shells open, and take out the oysters, pour the oyster liquor over the toast, then place the oysters on the toast, add the cream mixture and serve at once. Soft Molasses Cookies. One drop brown sugar, one cup mo lasses, one cup butter and lard mixed, one teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of soda dissolved In three quarters cup of hot water, two tablespoons of vine gar, one tablespoon of ginger, flour to mix medium stifT, set In a cool place ever night and roll about one-quarter Inch thick and do not take too long, or they will be hard; this makes about four dozen. Hope some of the read ers will try them. Preventing Rust. A little precaution when an Iron kettle is new will go a long way to ward preventing Its rusting. Fill it pretty full with potato parings, add water to all but cover, and boll for an hour. Empty the kettle, wash in very hot water, dry It and rub well with lard. Repeat the operation two or three times and ”OJ will have a ket tle that should last a long time with out rusting. Chicken Patties. Cold chicken, milk, corn, flour, pep per, salt, butter and puff paste will be needed. Mince cold chicken, stir it into a white sauce made of milk flavored with pepper, salt and butter, line small patty pans with puff paste, bake first, then fill with the mixture and set In a hot oven for a few min uteß to brown. To Keep Bread Moist, To keep bread and butter moist when cut. placv- it In a cool place and cover wtlh a table nay kin that haa been wrung out In cold water, and many hours after it will be as moist as when fresh cuL Beans a la Bret >nne. Soak two cups of dried beans night and boil until tender m salted water. Drain, press through a sieve and add two tablespoonfuls or butter, a tablespoonful of lemon Juice or tar ragon vinegar, salt and pepper to sea* son and enough stock to moisten. Serve with roast lamb. Chicken Broth. Take the first and second joints of • chicken, boil In one quart of water till very tender and se.ason with • very little salt and pepper.