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UNSETTLED
PERRY WINNER IN THE
LEADS LEMKE BY
3,641 VOTES
Complete Returns from Cass,
Grand Forks and Ramsey
Alter Delegates
LA FOLLETTE LEAVES
ESTABROOIv IN REAR
Returns on the nruogger-Perry na
lional committeeman tight have been
coming: in rapidly during the past,
twenty-four hours and with J,387 out
of 1 ,S0.". precincts heard from, H. H.
Perry is shown in the lead with 4,771)
votes to that of 4,564 for Mr. Brueg­
ger. This gives the former a lead of
21.5 voles. William Olson who was
a late entrant in the race barely
made the first quarter when the other
candidates went under the wire.
La Follette Leading.
La Follette stills holds a long lead
over Kstabrook and as the cistern
counties are heard from it will groy
greater than at present. The ration
lias been about as follows: La I'Vil
lelie ICstahrook 2.
Olson Elected.
Guilder Olson, who was reported in
P'riday morning's Tribune as leading
U-mke by a safe vote, has materially
increased that lead and is now safely
in the fold. His opponent having lost
jnuny votes ill the. northern leir o!'
counties and also in I he western pari,
of tbe titaie. Kven i'ass county, tin?
home of tlie laiUyJ,to-tvivtvtyi-i
thf ho'nor-*W' «*ifi*rying~ his It'oUte'. sec­
tion.
382 Precincts to Hear From.
There are still "182 precincts to be
heard from on the republican side of
1 lie ballot ami these are so distribut­
ed thai there will be very little
change in the relative standings of
the various candidales.
Complete returns from Grand Forks,
Cass, Ramsey and Traill counties
changed positions of delegates mater­
ially. Hut the first ten are pi Really
assured of election as there are only
a few scattering precincts to be
heard from. The standings are shown
in another column. County return
in detail follow:
WILLIAMS.
Thirty-one precincts in Williams
county give:
President.
LaFollette, R, 201 Estabrooks, R,
Mi Wilson, D, 273.
National Committeeman.
William Lemke, R, 109 Gunder Ol­
son, iR, 198 John Bruegger, D, 256
William Olson, D, 25 H. H. Perry,
D, 31.
Delegates to iNational Convention.
Republicans.
E. A. Bowman, LaMoure, 148 H.
W. Braathlein, .Williston, 220 James
A. (Buchanan, Buchanan, 168 0. B.
Furtness, Granfi Forks, 149 C. C.
Converse, Scharer, 160 H. P. Halver
son, Sheyenne, 191 H. C. Harty, Fot
tineau, 104 George P. Hornnes, Cros­
by, 137 M. P. Johnson, Tolley, 164
Robert Kee, Sanborn, 112 P. T. Kret
schmar, Venturia, 67 C. B. Little,
Bismarck, 124 James McCormick,
Churchs Ferry, 122 John E. Paulson,
Jtillsboro, 154 B. Smith-Peterson,
(Park River, 114 -M. Tschida, Glen
•ilTilin, 71 Robert M. Pollock, Fargo,
146 Claude C. Turner. Gladstone,
150 August Usselmann, 'Mandan. 84
Luther L. Walton, Carringtori, 116
Albert Weber, Towner, 122.
Democrats.
•Fred Bartholomew, Grand Forks,
136 Karl Bichler, Selz, 36 James .E.
Brady, Jud, 81 Jakob Brandvig, H'ar
wood, 37 iMartin J. Bradvold, Devils
Lake, W. E. Byerly, Velva, 5(5
Scott Cameron, Linton, 84 Tobias D.
Casey, Dickinson, 79 John L. Cashel,
Grafton, 63 Joseph Cleary, Williston,
138 John S. Gogin, Osnabrock, 43
IT. ?. iHagelbarger, Alpin, 28 .Halvor
1
J.
Halvorson, Minot, 151 Frank O.
Jfellstrom, Bismarck, 100 )M. H. Jef­
ferson, Beach, 48 J. Nelson Kelly,
•Grand 'Forks, 111 J. C. Leum, May
ville, 25 Dennis M. Lynch, Fargo,
111 Joseph Mann, Washburn, 71 J.
*F-. T. O'Connor, Grand Forks, 109
Tim O'Connor. New Rockford, 69
Jens Pederson, Milnor, 56 W/P. Por
terfield, Fargo, 66 William Purcell,
Wahpeton, 145 William F. Robert
eon, Rolette, 62 P. A. Suhunskie, Lis­
bon, 18 L. Li Stair, Newberg, 41 J.
J. Weeks, Bottineau, 95.
M'iNTOSH.
Twelve precincts in Mcintosh coun­
ty give:
President
LaFollette, R, 107 Estabrook, R.
294.
National Committeeman.
William Lemke, R, 132 Gunder Ol­
son, ft. 247 John 'Bruegger, D, 26
(Continued on Page Four)
STATE RETURNS
STATE RETURNS AT A GLANCE.
Republican—1,423 Precintcs.
President.
La Follette l!),7tJ0
Estabrook 8,705
National Committeman.
Gunder Olson 16,402
William Lemke 32,7o(j
Delegates to National Convention.
1. James A. Buchanan 11,899
2. John J2. Paulson '11,734
3. H. P. Halvorson 11,673
4. Claude C. Turner ll.iOa
5. Robert M. Pollock 11,142
6. M. P. Johnson 10,932
7. E. A. Bowman 10,836
8. C. B. Little 10,746
9. O. B. Burtness 10,522
10. Albert Weber 10,465
Luther L. Walton 9,931
.Tames McCormick 9,83!)
Robert Kee ..' 8,712
E. Smith-Petersen 8,421
George P. llomnes 8.3S0
Ti. C. Harty *WtH
August Usselman 7,977
C. C. Converse 7,715
P. T. Kretschmar 7,507
M. Tschitla 0.359
H. W. Braathlein 5,18!)
Democratic—1,387 Precincts.
President.
Wilson 6,008
National Committeeman.
John Bruegger 4,504
William Olson
H. H. £errv 1,7.9
RAILROAD MEN
Northern Paeinc 0 Mentis Meet
and Address Bismnrek Busi­
ness Men on Wage Demands
SHIPMENTS MAY
SOON BE TIED UP
Representatives of Iho Northern
Pacific road told a group or Bismarck
business men yesterday afternoon at
the Commercial club that a serious
situation may develop in traffic af­
fairs because of the demand of 350,
000 trainmen for increased pay, based
on a minimum day of eight hours.
They frankly admitted that the rail­
roads desired to arbitrate the matter
and that some form of compromise
or conciliation were the only aven­
ues left to prevent a strike or serious
tie-up in the movement of both the
freight and passenger business.
Railroad Officials.
•F. M. Metcalf, assistant to George
T. Slade, vice president of the North­
ern Pacific and I. C. Peil, publicity
agent of the same road, addressed
the business and professional men of
the city, briefly, and presented the
railroad side of the controversy. In
the party of officials werp: W. E.
Berner, Jamestown, division superin­
tendent, and F. Ingalls, superintend­
ent of buildings and bridges. Agent
McDonald of Bismarck arranged the
meeting.
Not an Issue.
Mr. Peil declared that the demand
of the men did not involve the issue
of an eight-hour day, despite the fact
that the trainmen are attempting to
arouse public opinion in their favor
by declaring that they want shorter
hours.
Mr. Peil contended such was not
the case and that the only way in
which the eight-hour issue affected
the entire proposition was that the
men wanted to use this length of a
working day upon which to base their
pay.
Ten-Hour Basis.
Under the present arrangement the
divisions are operated upon a basis
of ten hours to every ten miles. The
men want to reduce the minimum
day to an eight-hour run and all over­
time to be paid time and a-half. This
would give every trainman under the
present running schedules considera­
ble overtime, or an arbitrary in­
crease in wages of 25 per cent.
The statisticians have figured that
the cost to the railroads would be
$1 •00,000,000 a year, or a. per capita
on national population expenditure of
$1 for the benefit of 350,000 men.
Small Dividends.
iMr. Peil stated tTiat. the average
dividend paid by American roads now
was less than 3 per rent and that
two-fifths of the roads were in re­
ceivers' hands todav because of ex­
cessive wage and other demands. He
stated the same proposition more
graphically by stating that every two
out. of five miles of railroad in the
United States were in the hands of
a receiver.
He said that no one could tell
whether the men would strike or not.
(Continued on Page Four)
A.*
General Pershing Wall's Eight
More for His Army in llie In­
terior of Mcxico.
flan Diego, March 24.—"There are
no qualified military aviators avail­
able, and the signal corps aviation
school here has reported for duty
with the expeditionary forces in Mexi­
co,' said Captain Arthur S. Cowan,
commandant, at the North Island
training institution in commenting
on the request of Brigadier (lenerai
Pershing for eight more fliers. "There
are four student aviators at North
island who are ready to take their
junior military aviator's test," ho !-|iid.
"But none have had experience in
cross country tlying."
VILLA'S DEATH
AWAITED DY THE
Hope Expressed That Next
Twenty-lour Hours Will
Bring News of Bandits
Demise
IllJEBBEA HAS NOT
REVOLTED IS REPORT
Washington, 'March 24.—Willi dis­
quieting reports from 'Mexico official
ly denied from all sources, adminis­
tration officials settled down again
tonight lo await word that. Villa and
bis bandits bad been captured or lull­
ed by American or Mexican troops.
While congress still heard talk of ru­
mors .of iintendia# Jumlou «U*ordei%
the state department and the White
House were satisfied nothing had
arisen lo justify additional military
precaution.
iReports Not Confirmed.
iNo continual ion had reached the
war department of advices to (Sen.
Calles, Carranza governor of Sonora,
that Villa was surrounded by col­
umns of Mexican and American
troops near 'Namiquipa. The day
passed without messages of other
than routine character from General
Funslon or other army officers on the
border. It was noted at the war de­
partment, however, that, (lenerai
Funslon placed some credit in unof
Iroops already had met and engaged
the bandits.
Consul Denies Revolt.
The report that. General Huerrea
and his garrison in Chihuahua had
revolted was positively denied by Am­
erican Consul Letcher at Chihuahua
City. Disturbed by conflicting ru­
mors from the border, state depart­
ment officials last night, telegraphed
Mr. Letcher for an immediate report.
His reply was available when the
president met with the cabinet this
morning. Reassuring messages had
come also from many points just be­
yond the border, saying there was
no intimation that Carranza troops
were being massed near the Ameri­
can line. The situation at Tampico
was reported quiet in messages from
the gunboat, Machias, and a later
dispatch announced the arrival of the
battleship, Kentucky, there.
UNITE All REN
TOW
'Tw^m
THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, NO. 73 (NEWS OF THJ5 WORLD) BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1916. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Aviators tor
Expeditiona ry
Force Request
A
Is Desire of Yuan Shi Kai Who
Blames Self for Republics
Troubles
Washington, March 24.—PresMiVt
Yuan Shi Kai's mandate, renouncing
his acceptance of the title of emperor
to China and declaring China's return
to republican government, was made
public in part tonight by the Chinese
legation. In it Yuan says he consent­
ed to proposals for a monarchy
"irresistable insistance by a convei
tion of popular representatives, but
feeling the acceptance of the throne
would violate his oath as president,
never took any steps to put the mon
archial program actually in effect."
For his failure to oppose the mon­
orchia! movement more vigorously,
however, he takes upon himsi'-lf the
"blame for all the faults of the coun­
try," and calls upon all Chinese to
unite in saving a nation which,
through internal dissention, is racing
to perdition.
THE WEATHER.
North Dakota: Generally fair
Saturday an' Sunday: rising
temperature Sunday and in west
portions Saturday.
INFLUENCES
Censorship Bel ween Mexieo
and Border To Be Tighten­
ed Is Wilson Wish
NO MORE TROOPS
NEEDED BY FIJNSTON
Caucus of Democrats Was
Held for Purpose of Speed­
ing up Legislation
Washington, .March 24.—What are
regarded as evidences of activity of
powerful influences to force interven­
tion in Mexico through the spreading
of alarmists', reports were discussed
at the cabinet meeting today, and re­
sulted in the preparation of declara­
tions on the subject by Secretary
Lansing, which probably will be made
public tomorrow.
Administration officials believe that
a definite effort is being made to
bring about waf hot ween the United
States and Mexico.
Selfish Interests Want War.
One cabinet member expressed the
opinion, following today's meeting,
that the attempts to force interven­
tion were backed by interests owning
property in northern Mexico. Well
defined steps were being taken, he
said, to stir up public feeling in Mex­
ico and the United Slates, when a
clash between the two nations would
be inevitable.
It was also understood that the ad­
ministration had under consideration
tightening the censorship onJMexican
news, and warning any officers along
the border ngainsi giving out reports
unless fully verified.
Ask No More Troops.
General Funslon lias not asked for
additional iroops iiince the Fifth Cav­
alry and the T\\ ^y-f^url,].!...lnf$mlry,
were ordfcYotV '1o/join "film. Consuls
along the border say conditions are
normal, and no (h-moiisf rat ions
against Hie columns or towns on the
border.
Officials Incensed.
Administration officials were much
incensed over the circulation from
the border of alarming rumors as lo
what was happening in Mexico. The
most persistent lias been that regard­
ing the 'Huerrea. revolt, which was
transmitted by Gen. Moll to lien
Funston and the source of which has
not been disclosed.
"I believe a large part of the story
originated in the minds of interested
persons, who desire intervention,"
Secretary Lansing said, lie added
that they could have no other pur
pose than to inflame the minds of
the Mexican people.
'Mineral Rights in House.
A favorable report on the house
hill for leasing mineral rights on pub­
lic lands today was made by the com­
mittee on public lands, with an
amendment eliminating coal and so­
dium lands from its provision.
As amended, tlie measure would di­
rect the secretary of the interior to
lease for 20-year periods with the
right of extension for ten years, pub­
lic lands containing phosphate, oil,
gas or potassium.
Another amendment, drafted by
Senator Phelan of California, and ac­
cepted by the committee, is designed
to relieve California oil operators
located on lands withdrawn from en­
try by President Taft in 11M)9.
To speed Up Legislation.
House democrats, in caucus today,
adopted a resolution outlining a plan
for speeding up the administration's
legislation before adjourning in June.
They pledged themselves to co-opera­
tion in earlier daily meetings and
such night sessions as may seem ad­
visable. The plan is to handle at
night sessions the business of all spe­
cial days in the week, except the
so-called Calendar Wednesday. It
was also agreed that the tariff bill
should become part of the revenue
measure.
Can't Develop Navy.
'Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske de­
clared before the house naval com­
mittee today that, regardless of how
many ships there were built, it would
be impossible to carry out the gen­
eral board's plan for making the
American navy equal to any afloat by
1925, because it would take ten years
longer to develop and train the per­
sonnel necessary to man the navy
in first rank.
NEW POLICEWOMAN ON FORCE.
Mi sis Alice Duffy of 'Michigan Takes
Position at Fargo.
Fargo, N. D., March 24.—After be­
ing without a policewoman for sever­
al months, iMiss Alice Duffy of Bay
City, Mich., has arrived here and as­
sumed her duties. She was acting
superintendent of tho children's
home of Bay City, and has been ac­
tively connectoil with social and set­
tlement work in Chicago. She suc­
ceeds 'Mrs. Krwin Poppler, who re­
signed. A change has been made in
the ordinance governing the work of
the policewoman, which makes her in
part independent of the police depart­
ment.
DOCTOR WHITE
®ri(mtic.
Lieutenant of
Engineers Kills
Self in Seattle
Had Just Been Chatting Willi
Officers and (living Orders
for Repair Work.
Heatle, March 24.—Lieutenant. Or
mond Cleveland Pailthorjj, senior en­
gineer officer of the Cruiser, Sarato­
ga, now undergoing repairs at the
Puget Sound navy yards, shot himself
in the heart, in his quarters of the
vessel, today and died instantly. A
few minutes before the shot was fired
he had been chatting cheerfully witli
fellow officers and giving instruction
to the men for their day's work. The
body will be shipped to Petoskey,
Mich., where Pailthorp's parents re­
side. He was unmarried.
But Claimed His Father-in-law
Asked for it Tried to
Bribe Negro Maid
OFFERED SERVANT
CHECK FOR $1,000
New York, March 24.—Confession
was made today by Dr. Arthur War­
ren Waite, according to District At­
torney Swann, that he bought the poi­
son, believed by the authorities to
have caused the death of his father
in-law, John K. Peek, of Grand Rapids,
Mich., but he asserted lie made the
purchase at the request of the mil­
lionaire, who was despondent, and
wished t(o r.owmii/'sulfide. Another
sensational development lain in tin
day was the, statement made to Air.
Swann by a private detective that
Dr. Waite had asked him lo attempt
to bribe the negro maid, Dora Hiller,
to corroborate the dentist's story.
Offered Big Check.
"If she will say in court that, she
heard Air. Peck ask me to buy the
arsenic," Schindler, the private de­
tective, told the district attorney,
"and that she saw me give him the
package unopened, 1 will give here a
check for $
1,000."
Dr. Waite, according lo the detect­
ive, thereupon signed what purported
to be a check for $1,000, lo the order
of ihe girl, written by Schindler on a
sheet from his note book. This
"check" is now in the possession of
Mr. Schwann. Schindler said Waite
did not know he was a detect iVQ, Dr.
Waite was taken to the prison yard
at Bellevue hospital tonight.
In making his statement to the dis­
trict attorney today, Waite was self
possessed, and spoke with evident,
deliberation.
Expects to Be Electrocuted.
"Yes," lie said, according to Mr.
Swann, "1 bought the arsenic, but I
know you do not believe what 1 am
going to tell you, so I'll probably go
to the electric chair. Mr. Peck was
an old man and he was very despond
eent over the death of his wife. One
day he asked me to buy some poison
for him. I don't remember whether
he wanted arsenic or not. I went to
see a physicai acquaintance, told him
I wanted to kill a cat, and asked him
to recommend me to his druggist.
He called the druggist on the tele­
phone and told him I was all right,
also told the druggist I wanted to
kill a cat. I took the poison home
and handed the package to Mr. Peck.
I never saw it again."
a
OR BEE?"
BOUT'S FIND
Returns From Trinidad and
Much Interested in New
Discovery
New York, March 24.—Col. Theo­
dore Roosevelt returned tonight on
the steamship, Matnra, from the West
Indies, silent on politics and the Mex­
ican situation, but announcing the dis­
covery in Trinidad of what was to
him a new variety of a bird, in which
he was much interested. He and his
wife have been absent for six weeks,
on what, he termed a vacation.
Col. Roosevelt declined to discuss
his plans for the future, lmt said he
probably would see George W. Per­
kins at Oyster Ray tomorrow.
"I greatly enjoyed the trip," said,
"and I wish to express my warm ap­
preciation of the courtesy and hospi­
tality of the officials and private citi­
zens of the French, English and Dan­
ish Islands."
UNITED STATES TROOPS
III BATTEE WITH VILLA
is
Some Difficulty Experienced by General Pershing ii) Provis­
British Passenger Ship in Dis
Iress Off Dieppe, France.
Aid Coining
SOCIALIST SPLIT
IN REICHSTAG
London, March 124.—With I'.SO pas­
sengers, probably some of» them
Americans, and a crew of about 50 on
board, Ihe cross channel steamer, Sus
sev, plying between Falkenstone,
England, and Dieppe, France, is in
distress in the English channel \C
Dieppe. Unofficial reports say that
the vessel was torpedoed. At last re­
ports, rescue boats were standing by.
The Sussex left Falkestone at 1:20
o'clock this afternoon, flying the
French flag, and met with mishap
somewhere off Dieppe at 7 o'clock to­
night. When the adarm was sent out
a number of vessels hurried to her as­
sistance, while others lushed under
full steam from Dieppe harbor.
She is owned by the F'rench Steam
railroad. Before the war she was em­
ployed in the night service between
New Haven and Dieppe, but after the
outbreak of hostilities, her run was
changed from Falkestone to Dieppe.
British Boats Sunk.
The British steamer. Englishman, a
vessel of 5,257' tons, which plies be­
tween Portland, Maine, and Avon
mouth, has been sunk, but whether by
(Continued on Page Two)
ioning His Troops Is Statement From Border. Bandit
Leader Surrounded and Another Battle Imminent
El Paso, March 24.—Consul Beltrain of the Mexican govern*'
ment received a message late today from Conaul Garcia at El
Paso, saying confirmation had been received of the reports that
Villa had been defeated yesterday in the Santa Gertrudes canyon
by the American and Mexican forces, and that he had fled, to El
Oso, five miles from Namiquipa, where he was surrounded. The
Consul added that one of the Am erican officers with the expedi­
tionary forces had reported to General Pershing that they would
attack Villa today. The American troops near Namiquipa moved
south and east from Casas Grandes over the trail that passes
through Valle and Cruces, 55 miles from Casas Grandes, was se­
lected by General Pershing as a temporary base, he said in his .*
report to General Funston.
CJeneral Pershing's report to General Funston that two regiments of
his expeditionary force were in the cinity of Namiquipa, 125 miles south
east of Casas Cirandes, and repeated reports from Mexican sourceB that
Villa, with a comparatively small force, had been forced to take a. stand
at El Oso, near there, caused officers here to except news at any time of
a battle. General Funston thought it probable that an engagement'might
already have occurred.
PERSHING MENTIONS OPERATION
General Pershing referred today for the first time since last Monday
to his operations south of Casas Gran des, but his report contalne'd little
information and none concerning any .encounter between Villa and Amer­
ican soldiers, or troops of the de facto government. He said Villa laBt
had been at. Namiquipa. The report dated today reached Columbus by
wireless and was transmitted by telegraph to Fort Sam Houston. It was
taken by army officers here to indicate that either no engagement was
fought yesterday with Villa, or that General Pershing had not learned it.
DOLLAR CHECK
Yet Knew Bank Had No Funds,
Was Testimony of Ex-Comp­
troller of Currency
Chicago, March 24.—Charles Dawes,
president of the Central Trust com­
pany of Illinois, and former comptrol­
ler of the currency, was the princi­
pal witness in the trial of former
United States Senator Lorimer, in
connection with the faijure of the La
Salle Street Trust and Sivings bank
today.
Passed Big Check.
Mr. Dawe's connection with the
I/O
rimer bank was confined to Kissing
a check for $1,250,000 at fhe time the
Lorimer bank surrendered its nation­
al charter and was made a state bank.
"Mr. Lorimer." said Mr. Dawes,
"came to me and said that, the re­
organization of the bank had been ap­
proved by the state auditor and bank
examiner and wanted me to cash a
check for $1,250,000. .1 told hiyi I
would be glad to. There is a custom
that the examiner must see the mon­
ey in cash."
"You understand, however, that at
that time, the La Salle Street Nation­
al bank, did not have the actual
cash," asked Attorney Holy for the
"tate. "Yes. No bank at the start
has the actual cash."
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Recalled In Column.
The fact that he mentioned two
columns as having reached two points
near Namiquipa caused it to be be­
lieved here that he called back the
third column dispatched from Casas
Grandes the first' of the week from
the trail leading from Carmen, and
sent it south from Galeana to: jo)p
the Seventh cavalry on its way soutb
through Valle. ,*
That General Pershing is meeting
with some difflqulty in. provisioning
ills jdOtiicfanVfatt, now -JuOve^Uianv 200
miles from the borlw,_ttW JndicaAtifl
by a sattement in his' report tnafc un­
less he could use the North°weqt9l?t
railroad for transportation, be would
need more auto trucks.
Situation Serious.
Evidence of the seriousness with
which the local authority .regard, tbs
border situation was supplied tonigbt
in an announcement by Sheriff E&
wards that he had telegraphed Gover­
nor James D. Ferguson, that be be­
lieved the state militia should be sent
to the frontier.
Sheriff Edwards said that he did
not wish to be considered an alarm­
ist, but that developments in Mexico
convinced him that additional pro­
tection was needed for Americans
along the border. He refused to: givft
the wording of bis telegram, or to
say haw many additional troops be
thought necessary.
Fear of Invasion.
The action of Sheriff Edwards, fol­
lowing that of the Arizona- authori­
ties, in directing that the border com­
panies of militia of that state be re­
cruited to full war strength gave re­
newed force to the tension, which
early in the day showed signs of re­
laxing.
Local and United States Differ.
There is a sharp difference in tbe
point of view between federal and lo­
cal officials here. The former insist
that while the situation is filled with
dangerous possibilities, there is no
reason to fear any immediate crisis.
The local authorities on tbe other
hand are equally positive that there
is grave danger of an outbreak, which
will set the entire border ablaze.
The federal authorities are showing
increasing irritation over the alarm­
ing reports over conditions which are
being circulated here night and day
and which are being sent to the rest
fthe country in news dispatches.
No Confirmation sf Battle.
General Thomas D. Edwards of
ouarez, and several other American
residents, in the Mexican town sent
a telegram to the state department to­
day vigorously protesting against the
circulation of these reports, and ask­
ing that some steps be taken to stop
them. No news of the reported fight­
ing between the Carransistas and Vil
listas near Namiquipo or of the re­
ports from Mexican sources that the
bandit chief and his followers were
surrounded five miles south of Nami­
quipa -by American and Mexican
troops was received here.
More Wires Cut.
According to the Mexicta consul
here, Andres Garcia, tbe Mexican
wires have been cut between Caatf
Grandes and Madera. Tbe same rea­
son was given by Consul Garcia for
the dearth of neWsr following the first
battle reported near NamiQUipo some
days ago.
Silence Is Signife*"*-
The contradictory reports received
from Mexican sources and the fr
sence of any definite Information
from General Pershing have raised
new doubts here, as to tie statns'inf
affairs in the district, where VHln Is
supposed to be. The fact- Chat lbs
American field commander made *S
reference in his report Wdgjr'tfc lay
fighting in spite of the t*A fhftt 16
annonnoed flat American trVBpa
at Ey Valle, only forty wmk
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