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DETECTIVES
I VERY BUSY
I Fifty Experts Trying
to Run Down New
j York Safe Blowers
New York, March 17 Fifty detec-
'ttves were at work today trying to
5 (run down the cracksmen who robbed
I Martin, Simon & Sons' pawn shop
on the east 6ide some time yesterday
of more thaD $250,000 worth of Jew
I 6lry, one of the moat daring and suc
f oessful robberies committed In this
city wlthfcn the memory of the pres
ent generation of policemen.
It comes as a climax to a series
of safe blowing robberies which for
more than nine months has engaged
the attention of a special "safe
squad" of detectives organized b
Deputy Police Commissioner Dough
erty. l Since January 13 more than 20 safes
have been cracked and robbed In the
lower east side section, where yes
terday's big haul was made. The
police believe that the robbers are
the game as those connected with
many of the previous burglaries and
in the one Instance they have a clue!
I to this effect.
Gloves Only Clue.
When Herman Shapiro's pawn shop
Ion the Bowery was robbed of $6000
by cracksmen last Thursday night the
(robbers left behind them a pair of
cotton glovep which they had ir -i
to avoid finger prints. The tobber
of the Simons shop left behiud two
pairs of similar gloves This vague
clue, however. Is the only one the
i detectives are known 'o have.
The care with which the burglars
cut their way by a devious route from
(an adjoining cellar to the Simons
building convinces the detecties they
wrre very familiar with the prem
ie)) The men had carefully avoid
ed using the basement stairway which
was opened to them, but had sawed
their way through two floors appar
t lently knowing that the stairway was
(wired with burglar alarms.
Attack on Walls.
In like manner, when they reached
ithe blc vault in the pawn shop, they
did not touch the great steel doors
lor their locks, but attacked the walls,
Itwo feet thick.
The vault contained valuables worth
$800,000, according to Simons, $600,-
000 In Jewelry and watches on which
money had been loaned. 1130.000 In
I negotiable securities and $60,000 in
'notes, as well as $$000 in cash and
checks.
Threw Bonds Away
The thieves took the bonds and
notes, but threw them away before
Heaving the building. In the vault they
jtook nothing but diamonds and light
Jewelry contained in 24 drawers.
1 Watches and other jewelry of less i
value, packed away in 260 small draw
ers and compartments, were not tak
en, although all the drawers had
been pulled from their places and the,
jewelry and watches dropped on the 1
'floor until they were a foot deep.
POLICE ARE
ONSTAND
Captains Tell of Solici
tude Shown For Wom
en in March 3 Parade
Washington. Mar. 17. Police cap
tains in charge of men alone the line '
,of march of the suffrage parade on!
March 3 had their Innings today be.
tfore the senate sub-commit U
Captain Daniel Sullhan said he had'
jlittlc trouble preserving order Cap
I 'tpin Sullivan outlined his orders from i
i 'Superintendent Sylvester to keep the
Toad clear He said he carried out the
jOrders to the best of his ability Cap
tain Sullivan said that Sylvester had
shown solicitude for the women and
showed an eldent purpose to have
I (everything go off pleasantly
Captain J. V. Hollenberper in com
I imand of the force on the section of
the avenue where great disorder oe
P fenrred said that when he and hl3
a men reached their posts on 1:30
o dock on the day of the parade, the
street was filled with people from
building line to bulldine line. At no
I time did I have the crowd under con-
trol, said the Oaptain ' As fast as
no would force one man back two
would fill bis place."
m His men. ho said, made eight ar-
-rest? for disorderly conduct
2 MILITARY SPIRIT
I DOMINATES FRANCE
Paris, Mar. 16. The new military'
st 'r!t dominate a quarter of a million I
I Frenchmen who today surrounded the!
reviewing field at Vincennes. where
300,000 troops saluted President Poin
care. Throughout the great assem
blage groups of men enlisted for three
years service amid cadences that
sounded not unlike an American col
lege veil.
In other parts of Paris large anti
militarist meetings were held by So
cialists The favorite cry at these
gatherings was an ehortatlon to "spit
t'pon ' the 3-year-service plan.
Several violent encounters occur
red when militarist tried to prevent
the display of the red flag Several
persona were injured and many ar
rests were made.
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MOORE TO 8E
j COUNSELOR
President Appoints
Professor of Law to
High Position
Washington. Mar 17 John Baesett
' Mcore, professor Of International law
at Columbia university and a recog
nized authority on that subject is to
be appointed counselor to the depart
ment of state Professor Moore was
' appointed recently by Mr Taft as a
i representative at The Hague tribunal.
The president todav appointed Sen
ators Fletcher of Florida and Oore of
Oklahoma. Representative Moss of
Indiana Colonel Harvey Jordan of
Georgia, Dr John I.ee Coulter of
Minnesota, Dr Kenyon L. Butter
field of Massachusetts jnd Clarence
J. Owen of Maryland, members of the
commission authorbed in the last
agricultural bill to ro-opera'e with
the Amerlcnn commission assembled
under the auspices of the Southern
Commercial congress to study in
European countries co-operative rural j
credit unions and similar orpanlra-
tions devoted to the hetterment of
rural conditions The same men also,
have been designated delegates to the
general assemblv of the International
Institute of Agriculture In Rome next
August.
McCombs May Accept.
Intimations were rocehed at the
White House today that National
Chairman William F McCombs. final- ,
ly might accede to the president's re -
quest that he become ambassador to
Prance. It was said Mr. McCombs
wps making such rapid headway with
the organisation of the Democratic
national committee, ihat he probab
lv would be In position to no abroad
within a month.
President Wilson does not expect to
anno inqe further appointments until
the extra session of con -res? con
venes April 7. unless some extraor
dinary occasion demands it
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RAILROADS
TO TRY AGAIN
Officials Start Afresh
on Dissolution Plan
for Harriman Lines
New York. March 17 Robert S
Lovett. chairman of the Union Paclf-
ic Railroad company, said today that
he and his associates would try to
work out B new plan for the dissolu
tion of the t'nion and Southern Pa
cific roads to comply with the decis
ion of the supreme court
The original dissolution plan was
I abandoned Saturday on account of
, the opposition of the California rail
way commission,
j "The present situation," said Judge
I Lovett, "is that we must start afresh
and try to work out some plan to
comply with the decision of the su
! preme court As soon as wo have
done we shall submit the same to
I the attorney general and to the cir
, cult judges."
NO MORE WALKING
WITH MANILA GIRL
Washington, March 17 No more
can the American fighting man In Ma
nila walk hand in band in the moon
light with his brown skinned, starry
eyed sweetheart, for the war depart
ment learned today that Colonel Geo
K Hunter of the Seventh cavalry has
Issued an order prohibiting the men
of the Manila garrison from appear
Ing In public with native women The
order was Imperative and read
"Members of this command are
hereby forbidden to bo seen in pub
lie in the company of native women,
except those men who are married to
such women."
An explanation of the reasons gov
rrning the issue of the order did not
accompany the report It Is under
stood, however, that the prohibition
will not prevent the men who nave
lost their hearts to the brown-skinned
girls from courting them in the pri
vacy of their homes
.
I f '
, Ad-Reading Confined to
i Evening Newspapers
More than half of the housewives
J of the city are unable to read ,i
pF r at all until eveninp And
when a woman slts cinvn 'or her
H Bill) I
reads an evening paper There
lore tbb average wumui'a ad-read
ing is confined to the ads thai ap
pear in hd evening newspaper al
most exelusl vclv.
I
WILL SUBMIT
TARIFF PLAN
Caucus and Way and
Means Committee to
Take Up Details
Washington, March 17. The tariff
plan will be submitted first to a cau
cus and then directly to the house
by the ways and means committee.
The majority of the ways and means
committee today began taking up the
; administrative features of the new
! tariff The tariff revision plan will
be In such condition that whatever
form the caucus determines upon can
be reported immediately out of the
committee and the whole tariff dis
CUBBlon formally opened up in the
I house without delay.
There will be no attempt to name
1 all or even the bulk of the house
committees at the outset of the extra
session, that being reserved under the
present plan until toward the close
of the extra session so as to obvi
ate any unnecessary legislation until
I the regular session of congress con-
I venes in December.
Personnel Determined.
The ways and means committees
personnel already has been determin
ed upon in Democratic conference
in the 63d congress and it will be rati
fied by the house at the opening
of the extra session, when the com
mitter on rules, mileage and accounts
also will be named. Whether any
other committees will be created for
doing business at (he extra session
depends upon developments between
now and April 7.
Cin
DUKEWAGING
CAMPAIGN
Opposes British Gov
ernment's Proposed
Land Scheme
London. March 17 The duke of
M irlborough's announced Intention of
placing 1000 more acres of meadow
land on his estate at Blenheim under
the plow has attracted great attention
here.
The duke, who owns 20,00(1 acres
has chosen this method of waging B
campaign against the present gov
ernment's proposed legislation In the
direction of the nationalization of land
in the British Isles
The duke of Marlborough argues
that a private landlord can adminis
ter his land more cheaply and effi
cients than the state. He will en
deavor to demonstrate his thories by
showing that he can employ a greater
number of laborers, pay them better
wuges and produce a greater yield
than would be possible under state
administration
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EGG ROLLING AT
THE WHITE HOUSE
Washington, March 17. President
Wilson could hold office for life if
juvenile Washington had its way, for
there was jubilation among the chil
dren when it was announced today
that on Easter Monday the White
House grounds would be kept open
two and a half hours beyond the reg
ular time for the annual egg rolling
pranks.
Hitherto the sloping lawn of the
White House has been nt the dispos
al of the children for four hours, from
9 to 1 o'clock. This year the gates
will not be closed until 3:30.
The egg rolling on Easter Monday
on the White House grounds Is an
Institution that draw9 hundreds of
children and as many more hundreds
of adults to watch the frolic. It has
been the custom for the president and
I his wife to visit among the romping
children some time during the morn
ing and both Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs
Taft appeared to take keen enjoy
ment In the observance.
BAGGAGE RATES
ARE APPROVED
Washington. March 17. Baggage In
excess of 45 inches in any dimension,
excepting widths a applied to "eases,
may be charged for at excess rates
by railroads, according to a decision
today by the Interstate commerce
commission, and it Is said if It meas-ur.-s
more than 72 Inches the carriers
may refuse to accept It at all. The
charge may not exceed the charge
for five pounds of excess baggage
for each Inch over 415 Inches
Widths In cases may run to ft)
Inches in length and 12 inches in di
ameter. oo
PARCELS POST
INCREASES FAST
Washington, Mar. 1C The parcels
post business last month wa8 almost
40 per cent greater than in January
SS shown by retort of Postmaster1
General Burleson todav In Februarv
rearly 50,000,000 parcels p08t stamps
were handled, an increase of 10000 -1
000, but as February contained three
du leas, the increase was nearly to
per cent.
.s in January iiu- three ities do
ing the largest parcel post business
in February were t'hicao. New York
and Hoston In the order named. 'hi-j
cago sent and receired 6,107,Ot0 pack
ages, New York, 4,142,0.10, anci bos.
ion, 1.236-t.iiH) most of them in each
jcase being of the sent class Cleve
land Philadelphia and St. Louis each
handled over l.oi'O.OOO packages Oth-
ler cities in order of business follow:
j Jersey City. Brooklyn, Detroit, Cin
cinnati, Baltimore. Xashvllle. Kansas
City, Mo. Buffalo, San F'rancisco
Pittsburgh and Minneapolis
The reports to the postmaster gen
eral Indicate that the mails are mov
ing with their usual dispatch that
the business in products is growing
land that merchants seem to be pre-p.-.ring
to extend their business into
I new fields
00
CONGRESS
TO CONVENE
President Calls Extra
Session to Open at
Noon, April 7
Washington, March 17 President
Wilson toda issued the formal proc
I lamation convening congress in extra
session at noon on pril 7
The president's pronouncement to
day was brief and followed form
closely It stated merely that
"Whereas public Interests require,"
congress would be convened ia ex
tra session by order of the execu
tive. Originally Mr Wilson had fixed on
I April 1 as the date, Representative
I'nderwood. the Democratic majority
leader, having iuformed him that
the tariff bills to which it was agreed
congress should give immediate at
tention would be ready on that date.
Mr. I'nderwood lound. however, that
the ways and means committee would
need another week to draft the tar
iff schedules and today s proclama
tion is iu deference to the wishes of
Mr. Underwood and house leaders.
The absence of any specific rea
I son for the calling of the extra ses
j slon is explained by the fact that
Mr. Wilsons statement immediately
after his election declared that he
would call an extra cession to revise
the tariff
President Wilson pl.ms to point out
specifically bis wishes for the extra
lBBlon in his first message, in prep
aration. This, it is known from talks
I the president has had with member
I of congress, will outline the admlnls
I tration'6 idea of how the tariff should
be revised and just what schedules
. should be taken up. The belief is
! general that the entire session will
I be taken up with a discussion of the
tariff.
INQUIRY IS
ORDERED
Special Grand Jury to
Investigate Alleged
Butterine Frauds
Chicago, Mar 17. ludge Landis In
the United States district court to
day instructed a special grand jury
to Investigate alleged butterine frauds
compromised by the internal revenue
department on March 1 The grand
jurors are to learn If the manufac
turers were not of conspiracy to de
fraud the Government under section
37 of the national jenal code.
The jurors also were Instructed to
'ascertain if any meniljer of the na
tional government was guilty of con
spiracy On this point the court said:
"If therefore, the officers or agents
or attorneys of a corporation tax
! debtor have conspired among them
selves or with officers of the United
States, or with other persons to de
fraud the government out of the rev
enue tax. anono of such persons has
done any act to carry such conspiracy
into effect they may all be proceeded
agiiinst In account of such conspiracy
en though the criminal liability of
the tax debtor for the frau,) itself has
l lecn specifically extinguished by the
commissioner of Internal revenue,
with the concurrence of the secretary
of the treasury. '
Duty of Jurors.
The jurors were Informed that the
had authority to look into the oleo
margarine business and thai of manu
facturing cotton seed oil and to briim
.witnesses here from any aprt ol the
eountrw If there was a common tin-
Iderstaudlng among manufacturers,
Judge Uandls instructed., 'it will be
your dutv to Inquire with vers great
care whether any public officer or
Bgent of the goernment had a con
scious part ni the arrangement."
Judge l.andls told the jurors if wat
discovered two years ago that big
oleomargarine concern were using
cotton seed oil treated with sulphur
which resulted in the imitation look
iug like real butter The manufac
turers, he said, were unrned that the
would'use the colored oil at their own
committee, of the house of rc,,
resentativei investigated and calcu
lated the government hud been de-
, rd Of $1,200,000 in taxes The
committee also recommended thai the
caeei be NOT compromised
McVeagh Compromises Tax.
Nevertheless 0D" of lhe ,ast
acts of his late administration of tho
treasury department. Secretan Mac-1
Vcagh 'compromised the penalties at
1101,000.
This conipromi. continued ludge
landis was based on the lav. giving
the internal revenue bureau authority
to compromise cases where the rev-,
enuo law has ben violate
IRISHMEN
WEAR SMILE
.
Shamrock is Worn in
New York With Great
Rejoicing
N. a York. March 17 Irishmen in
the United States are not only wear
ing the shamrock today, but the
"home rule smile" in anticipation that'
the "old folks at home" will soon real- i
ize their hope for freer reign In their
government.
The program for the day In New
York was filled with a variety of re
joicings beginning with a mornlnK
mass in the Roman Catholic cath
I dial which bears the name of the
1 patron saint anniversary of whose
j birth the da is supposed to mark
I .mlinnl Parley occupied his throne
during the ceremony of a solemn mass
which tt.iv qiven an unusual touch by
the attendance of the fi9th regiment
of the national guard in parade dress
Sons of Erin Parade.
The big event for the day was as
i usual the parade of the sons of Erin.
With the fine weather which was
promised for the late afternoon it was
expected that :!0.000 would join In the
march up Pifth avenue from 4d to
lL'iuh street, and west to the Harlem
ruer. a distance of more than four
mlls
Governor and his military staff,
Cardinal Parley and other church dig
nitaries. Mayor Ganor and other city
officials had places In the reviewing
stand In front of the cathedral. An
other large parade was arranged in
Brooklyn
Dinners, dancers and reunions al
most innumerable were other festivi
ties for the evening, with the official
ball at Terrance garden, the largest
of the merrymaking affairs. Com
bined with :be rejoicing over conces
sions which the home rule movement
has already won. there were efforts
here to further the "spirit of unity"
on the home rule question.
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TERMS NOT
ADMISSIBLE
Powers Will Not Sub
mit Allies Proposals to
Turkish Government
Berlin, Mar. 17 The European
powers will this weiek inform the
Balkan allies that their suggested
tonne for peace negotiations with
Turkey are Inadmissible. The powers
will decline to submit them to Tur
! key.
j A earefnllv worded note to this ef
i fet t was drawn by the ambassadors
in London at their latest conference
and Is now being considered in the
various European capitals It is to be
Landed to the allies after if has been
approved by a further conference in
I London on Wednesday.
The note will suggest that a modi
fication of the allies demands is "In
I dispensable." It will urpe strongly
the necessity for the conclusion of
I peace.
OFFICERS DOING
SPECIAL WORK
Washington, March 1 7. Specializa
tion along certain lines of work in the
navy is being sought by an increasing
number of young officers and the
1 navy department now is meeting with
I some difficulty in complying with the
applications of lieutenants and junior
lieutenants who have completed their
first long term of sea duty The de
partment realizes the advantage of
'specialization and so far as possible
is selecting the most promising of
the applicants for appointment to the
naval academy as student officers.
The courses taken by the student
off leers .ire designed to develop ex-
J perts iu ordnance, mechanical engi
Q( . rinn. electrical engineering, wire
less telegraphy, shop management, na
val architecture and civil engineering.
j The course In the naval academy Is
supplemented by additional study In
civil war, technical and scientific
schools. t the present time 17
young officers are in these outside
schools studying at the expense of the
government
SIX RIBS AND LUNG
TAKEN FROM MAN
San Diego. Cal.. Marvh 17. To save
the life of Roy Rankin, a Los Angeles
detective, who was shot b a Mexi
can volunteer at Tijuana lxwer Cal
ifornla. recently, six ribs and the re
mainder of the right lung were ro
moved in I local hospital Rankin
was reported resting easily today.
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HIGH RECORD IN
FOREIGN TRADE
Washington. Mar. 16. A high rec
ord for February in the history of
American foreign commerce was es
tablished last month wheu the aggre-
i, ( ports and Imports amounted
10 and there v;in a bal
ame of trad- in favor or the United
States of 144,460.702 for the month
Exports aggregated i$4.02r..oifi; lm-J
ports. $Mf.5';9.2M. the bureau of for- i
eiLti and domestic commerce an
nounced today
For the tight mouths ending with
Kebruan the combined export and
import trade amounted to $2,966,714,
til7, itn a balance of trade in favor
of the United States amounting to
$174 C0C.C.-j5. The export - 'ggreaat
ed 11,720,660,636; the imports, $1.
246,068,981. American iron and steel manufac
tures are being sent abroad at the
tale of $1000,000 worth a day, accord
ing to the bureau No class of arti
cles exported has shown in recent
years such a phenomenal gain. In
1ST; these products acpregated
OfiiMliMi; in 19(1?,, $1 20.11011, .Kid and this
year if is estimated they will reach
fully $365,000,000.
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SUFFRAGISTS
SEE WILSON
President Not Ready
to Commit Himself on
Votes for Women
Washington. Mar 17 Suffrage for
the women of the United States by a I
constitutional amendment was formal-
lv presented to President Wilson to
daj bj a committee of national lead
ers In the movement Mr Wilson was
urged to recommend to the special
session of congress action on snch an
1 .'i mendtiient but he told fits visitors
! that he had not made up his mind on
the suffrage question
' The president was courteous and
Sympathetic throughout." said Mrs
Ida 1 lusted Harper of New York, a
j prominent woman in the National Wo-
man's Suffrage association. "He said
, there were many pressing questions t
' to come up at the extra session an 1 i
that if h did not recommend action
! on suffrace he did not want It to be
taken as an Indication of bis genera)
attitude, as he was not committing
himself yet."
President Opai Minded.
Other members of tho party said
the president viewed woman suffrage
as a question of great practical im
portance. There were Indications,
they said, that the president was open
minded on the subject.
The committee had i half hour of
the president's time Mrs Harey W
Wiley of the Housekeepers Alliance
el forth 'he value of suffrage from
; the viewpoint of the mother influenc
ing society Mrs. Claude V. Stone,
! wife of representative Stone of 1111
nois, argued that only by amendment
to the federal constitution could lm-
I r.ediate and general suffrage for wo
mc n be obtained.
i NEW CHIEF FOR
THE CROW TRIBE
Washington. March 17 Chief
Plenty Coups of the Crow tribe, will
assume the place of leader of his peo
ple in their councils with the Great
White Father and will continue tho
work that was carried on by Hollow
Horn Bear, the Sioux Chief whose fu
neral was held yesterday This prac
tically has been decided upon but :i
meeting of the Black Hills couucil
will be held in the immediate future
to ratify the choice
The Indians long hnve sought :o
commit the government to the policy
of appointing a Red man as Indian
commissioner In the department of
the interior They urge the appoint
ment of Thomas L Sloan one of
their race, and said to be a lawyer of
ability
GUESTS OF
GOVERNMENT
Four French Officers
Here on Important
Scientific Work
Washington. March 17. With the
arrival today of four French offi
cers prominent in the army and navy
ol Frunce and in Kurope.in lentlfic
circles, experiments are to be under
taken through the medium of tho
powerful navy wireless station at Ar
lington. Va.. and tho station on tho
Flffel tower In Paris to establish the
exact longitude between the twocouu
tries. The work is of great Impor
tance, for when similar data is ob
tained bv othtu- nations the informa
tion will permit the drawing of a true
map of the world for the first time
The French officers are Lieutenant
' Ludovlc Drlencort and Lieutenant H
A Flgnon of the navy and Colonel
iGustav Ferric and Captain Paul Le
vesque of the army. They have
brought with them a number of hlgh
i Benslttve instruments, similar to
; those which will be used In Paris.
' so that the work at both ends will
be synchronous The naval observa
tory will Join In the tests and exact
time here will be flashed at Inter
vals lo Pari6 as part of tho pro
gram While here the French officers will
be the guests of the government.
KANSAS BANKING
LAW IS UPHELD
W ashington. Mar 17. The supremo
court toda formally upheld as con
stitutional the Kansas p.auk Guaranty
deposit act or 1909.
Th(' act was held constitutional
about two yean aco after objection
bv state banks, but the national banks
of Kansas still persisted In their
f ght avauist the Uw.
FIGHT ON AT I
DAYBREAK I
Refugees Rush Across H
Border Rebels and
Federals Exchange H
Hot Fire H
Laredo, Tex.. March 17 A battle HK
unexpectedly began in Nuevo Laredo, H
the Mexican town opposite here, at iV'
daybreak today Carranzistas. re- ' I
ported to number 200. during the night (HE?
had forced their way into the city and m
occupied a lard factory. At dawn S flwf
salvo of rifle firing awoke Americans BBS1
in Laredo The first sight that greet- Mffi
ed them was a rush of refugees across
the bridge to the American side.
Men and women carrying their Bri
children Jammed the bridge, heed-
less of hurried wagon traffic Nu- H&j
raerous officials of Nuevo Laredo
were among the refugees The of-
Fleers carried books and records by
the armful. jHBQ
Light Rifle Fire. BS
The Carranzistas at daybreak ar- M
rived within four miles of Nuevo La- BPS
redo and opened a light rifle fire. The Bp
dlstance was too great. howeer, for
this preliminary firing to arouse the
sleeping American town or to dis
nirt) Nuevo Laredo. The rebels ad
vanced cautiously until they were
within the city limits. They rushed
Into a lard factory, barricaded win
dows, then constructed entrenchments
for skirmish lines with the aid of
outlying fences and sheds.
Rebels Fall Back.
At 6:30 their files awoke the twin
cities with a sudden fusillade. This
was followed by an hour's silence. !
Then the firing was renewed for a H
few minutes, only to be succeeded by
another silence About there the reb
els fell back from (he lard factory un
der a hot federal rifle fire and re
treated slowly, pushing hard by gov
eminent troops.
1 u unel Brewer, commanding of fi -cer
of the Fourteenth United States
cavalry on patrol duty here, sent word K
early today that there must be no
fir.nt In a direction which would en- Be
danger border poiin Igy
Larly reports placed the number of
t'arranzistas at 600, but when the re- lb
treat began their number was esti- F
mated at 200 It was reported that jfc
many persons had been wounded In
the fighUafi at Nuevo Laredo W
Twenty 'a rranzistas and 15 feder
als were killed. Nearly 50 soldiers
were wounded.
The Carranzistas retreated to tho
hills south of Nuevo Laredo, where
they prepared for a fresh assault The
street battle continued for an hour
and a half.
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JOB TOO BIG I
FOR M'ADOO I
Personal Hearing With 1
Office Seekers Occu-
pies All His Time
H
Washington. Mar. 17.-The first se- I
quel to Presideut Wilson's deterraina-
, tioD to refer office seekers to mem- I
' bers of his cabinet came today when I
Secretary McAdoo announced he was I
compelled to receive personal appll- I
cations for office. I
1 have tried it for ten days," the I
j secretary said, "and 1 find that It m
leaves me no chance to attend to lm- M
portant public business and besides H
is absolutely futile. None but a su- M
p rhuman could remember at the end
of the day who has poured a story' In. H
to his ears. H
While I fully appreciate and 6m- I
pathlze with the very natural and
proper desire of those who are seek- H
ing places, necrthe)ess it should be j,
made clear to them that nothing Is to
I be gained by haste. Ample time is
going to be taken to consider all ap- I
plications They should bo made in r
'writing. They will be filed and re- fe
I ceive much more careful considers- M
tion than if pressed In person.
PLANS FOR NAVAL
TOWERS COMPLETE
Washington, March 17. Rear Ad
mtral Staford. chief of the bureau of
harbors and docks, has Just complet
ed plans for the construction of the
second sot of great wireless naval
towers, which will be erected on the
canal zone at Calmlto practically dup
Heating the Initial plant on the Arling
ton reservation near thiB city. There I
will be three 600-fool steel towers,
proposals for constructing which will
be opened April 12 I
With a hundred kilowatt radio set. J
it Is believed this station should bo V
able to communicate directly or by re j
lay with similar high power stations j
to be erected by the navy in the Ha- f
raiian islands. Tullla. Samoa. Guam
and the Philippines
FORMER CASHIER
GIVEN SENTENCE
Trenton. N. J.. March 17 A L.
Beavers was sentenced in the Unlte.i
States district court today to Bvs
vears In the federal prison at Atlanta. m
Ol , for embezzlement f
Beavers was formerly cashier of
(be First National bank of Highbridge. H
x r and was indicted for converting H
tn his own use 179,000 or the bank's jH
funds. Beavers pleaded guilty.

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