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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
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AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 16,152.
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VOL. XXXI., NO. 97.
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1914.
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REPEAL BILL WILL
Even Opponents of Administra
tion's Panama Canal Meas
ure Concede Victory to Pres
ident in Coming Vote.
"TEMPEST IN TEAPOT"
SAYS SOLON OF DEBATE
Rep. Thomas of Kentucky Sat
irizes Speakers Californian
Declares U .S. Must Repeal
to Uphold Honor. ; , .
cressional leaders of the
tb-n's light to repeal the
of the Panama canal act
thix forenoon, told
ill i i I J it i I
that the success or tne
was assured m-u"- ...
that when t li vote is lUKt-u mi-
evening It will Have a mihuuuuu
jorlty lor tho measure.
Kven amonu the representative
vim have opposed the repeal it was
enerallv conceded that the adminis
tration "would win. They -cotl.
huwpvcr, that the, claims of the bill's
advocates that It would have a ma
juritv of from ." to 7 5 were exagger-
'lUTlie main Muesthm was whether the
majnritv for repeal would
meater than the vote by whu-h th;
rule limiting debate Avas carried. Oaln
bv either faction in house
would affect tlw result in the senate
Leader Mann nun
. d his speech
against the repeal yi
Tuesdav Ken. Mieney 01 iruL.. .
facing' the r'-poal. and Ken. roving
ton of Mars land, close in the oonfer
.n?... of the preub nt. also had war ed
'or the tinal day of debate to present
Uep Kent ' California, the onh
in(;;.pVndent in the house. Nvas pruned
lor his anti-free tolls argument.
( lark to l'l- Ifalo.
Clark was assigneo i-
ike the bnal
1 assault on xne lepi.n.
r-v the condition" or him i u . i
...I when the debate began on the Mm
Idll the discussion was limited to -(
Ir!? When the house eonvened
Tuesdav. all hut live hours and th i!t
,wo minutes of this time had b,,n
!ll,iSt,:tl:..;. ,Ko,l an ovation
p i.-kly checked this by
Javel. He then reminded house mm
hers and occupants of the al r.
that the debate of the, il.W as to be
t ill" I 1 '1 - . 1. .
t'ae en in" i. ...v
vtrernelv important. .,.
I bupe it will not be acrimonious.
,.,id the cp-aker, -hut T want o re
mind evervhodv that order must b
PH Served all day or the allcrle, may
Nolan oi .ii"'"
. ;,h a live mmu.r
-neerli against the repeid.
e,,u,l Hie admini-trati m
renderiniT to Ircat 11.1111.
uuan canal and see l,,w ma.ranipo,,;
Knuland will b." he s.ud. J
TrniiM'sts In a lcaind. I
ft. r listi
nine t l're I""' " ,' "l
paid K"p. Thomas.
l,ae almost i-ome
that thi is no pbn
Yet I heliev-
orni' -lo here is aft'
, f Kenf.c av. 1 j
to tii" conclusion
that or.r intense
r a'l a mere tem-
pt in a teapot
v'-ks it v;ll h-
ind that nt a
fol-eotten. 1 ne
ocratic VM'y her.
1 net fear om 10. n.
.. itl v.xoi be toi
u,.thr again, tne
..,...,.'.r tor thl e
told us thai "th
T I 1 i 1 h re V.
.. .. ; . :i it's W h i!'
Kn . . '.o,.,r.tv on hoth whips 1
. oiopeu i r;,r m i!iv ears his
:ind ase t . 1- ..lai..., n
d eo 111 Ul'. l' l '"1'1 i j
Ti,a I'f.rtlfinan trt)tn
ree;n. e- :
T.affertv. also has told us
.v.Melmr around her" 1'' a
a pump handle. I hav
of our n nub
... 4 ft f ! I .I.iVlIl' '
ii-:in frietnls that
the inieiii 1 1"
against tin ruie o,u
Kent l'r Repeal.
1 . .-. 1
of Calitornu. lien "w
.... iii.i iroixsa! of re-
Vral was not one or yu'u. -lic-n
n-ition but of meeting a 'hir
XdiS 'f honor , in an honon.Me
wa He said that :t was l.-t . L
? ' 1 tr but one to ) e Viewed
I low.-. . ,
delv from tne siaoopooo
t'onal Fense of justice
. . ' vi
ti,'- w to mv mm
1 e or.r ab'd
r,on use. 1 t
- h er
the C(it!'!t:UIU' 1
1 rtirularlv fr;m Hi
. 1, 1..V1 t c contained 1:1
1' " o;
-re.'- 'tolls. The difference
v. h;.'h could be mad-' on
O o 1 1 S
the benct't "I re e
...... (niiLiri't-litil ie
1 e ;
Clark Cites Poet
'rndm-T the e. ononis'
tc'.N and citing cnur
1 ,iitv ilnmi) Clar
" O t
house of rUHv:i..u.
i anal ;u t
the repeal 1 : the Panama
hi, h wrmits At
. o 1 StW'lf-i' N e.
f r. e thr
The si- ak v ' l r d
'.f)li.-v was a repuiii.itl'tn
datf"rm oM:-.'to!.s and -mai:i.i
'lt th" flemocrats hold tru" to t!i
fcith proclaimed by tlidr nati'U.al
. :.v-ntiori. lb declared that lie i
j.o't a candidate for the democratic
'u evidential nomlnat'on in lfK. for
if President WiK-r's rilministrat'.c.n
limounts t a failure, 't!-.,- ronrr;
t;oi; will tad be worth bavin'-'." and
be denied that lie has even entTtalh
d the shchtcst ill-will toward th
3. resident becaus,' of his own failure
to .--ure tlw n'UT'.ination r t the l.al
uocrf conv f ntlon.
ENERGETIC WOMAN IS
ONE OF THE WORKERS
FOR SUFFRAGE CAUSE
WASIIIN'GTOX, 1). (?. Mr?. Iiw
rence Iowis In one of the women de
votlnp time and thought and energy
to Feourinp the passage of an amend
ment to the United States constitu
tion, providing for suffrage to all
women in this country.
Sho is a member of tho executive
hoard of the Congressional union,
tho organization which has won tho
name of the -militant win;: of the
American suffrage movement.
TERRE HAUTE POLICE
CHIEF JAILED, PROMISED
IMMUNITY TO WITNESS
TKKKK HAt'TK. Ind., March 31.
Judge c. M. Fortune, presiding in the
trial of Mayor Donn M. Koherts, in
dicted for election frauds, this morn
ing sent upei intendent of Police Ed.
Holler to Jail for contempt, because a
witness testified that Holler promised
to drop the prosecution of him for not
having an automobile, license if he
would "co easy" on Donn in his tes
timony. The witness wa Walter Myers, who
told a. story of driving bunches of re
peaters to registration places iat Oc
tober, and that he was paid by Rich
ard Wernecke, chairman of the demo
cratic city committee and now prose
cuting attorney and who got the
money from Roberts to Myers per
sonal knowledge. He said that on one
trip to the democratic headquarters
Roberts and Wernecke changed hats
with two of the repeaters that they
indent go back to a registration place
they had already visited.
Holler was lined $100 and sentenced
to .".a days last week for serving a
starch warrant in an effort to get
election documents in the possession
of the special prosecutor, Werneck
not being permitted in net in these
at-leases, nut the penalty was suspenueu.
jThis morning Judge Fortune rescinded
j tiie suspension order.
A meeting of the executive board
of the t'hambtT of Commerce manu
facturers' and jobbers' bureau was
held Tuesday afternoon, the prin
cipal item of business being to pas.-,
up n the report the publicity
committcv which is preparing a book
Mr. j:hat tile chamber is getting out. Di
ass . recti rs of the chamber will hold a
is a i meeting Wednesday afternoon at
1::;o. whicli. being the
iirst of the
month, mav possibly he attended by
.1 n - i,n.
1 new tturuu.y, n. o. r.iuiunii;.
who is to arrive from Pine Bluff,
Ark., to take up his duties.
The v-oiii't sanction
Mrs. Jam"- Bach, who
ed the action
"I'm boss in mv hoi.ie." h said.
("and it will : ave hint trouble to M-t
! wise t that fact."
HOBSON FIGi4TS UNDER WOOD FOR SENATE SEAT
ON NATION-WIDE PROHIBITION PLATFORM.
?.U)MLR. Ala. The senatorial can
vas in Alabama is verging on white
heat. Sought by two of the nation's
most prominent men. Richmond
Varon IIobon anil Osc:r W. Under
wood, the race not only has all of
Alabama by the ears, but all of the
country is turning its attention to it,
The reason for this is not only the
prominence of the to trtieipat:ts.
IS SOUGHT BY
City Must Act Prompt
ly if Tract is to Be
Saved for Pprk Site.
That Jium Village, histo
mark, once the property of
a Pottawatomie Indian, no
to the Mrs. Peter K. Stu:
tate, is in lant;er of losii'
land splendor and beins.:
into city lots for resldeiu-
by the "Pale Faces', thus
i. he fr-
ever lost to ,outh Pend
noses, has leaked out
for jejrk pur
leak nrobahlv resulting f;ia the story
that appeared in The News-Times
A company of real estate men are
said to be figuring on the purchase of
the 100-acro plat, remove the major
portion of the trees, and convert it into
a new city addition.
That the board of park commission
er?, or In case of their failure to ict,
then tho mayor, fchould take some
steps to set hold of this property for
park purposes, and prevent its further
commercialization, must be the judg
ment of every citizen who is a park
advocate. Rum Village is otherwise
commonly , known as the Studebaker
woods, is located to the south of South
Bend, beyond W. Fwing av., and is the
only remaining woodland lit for a nat
ural park in the vicinity of tho city.
Its possession and equipment would
place South Bend quite on a par with
(Jrand Rapids, with its John Hall park;
Jackson. Mich, .ith its Iooinis farm,
and with a number of Indiana cities,
that have exercised a similar fore
sight and civic- pride.
Members of Hoard.
Members of the park board are Irv
ing Jackson, Richard Flhel, Dr. K. J.
Lent and Horace L. Greene, and peo
ple who believe in the desirability of
tho park purchase, should guess from
thi.s where to go to exercise their in
liunce. That they have taken no
taction jnay be due to a number of
things, or it may be that they have not
known that the property is slipping
away. It would at least do them no
harm to make some effort to find out
what the tract can be purchased for,
and try to forestall a sale until muni
cipal action can be taken, should it
prove desirable. If the weight of pub
lic opinion needs fall upon their spino
to make them act, the quicker it falls,
apparently the better.
Real Historic Spot.
tudebaker woods, or Rum Village,
is particularly valuable for a city park,
on account of the Indiana legends that
surround it. Whether it was once
owned by Chief Rum. or by some other
Pottowatomie chief, and w-as traded
away for a jug of rum both of which
legends are current it is a fact that
an Indiana village once occupied the
grounds, and that it is tho site of one
of the most extensive Indian burying
grounds in northern Indiana. From
the Indians it passed to tho ownership
of George and G. W. Fwiug, Indian
traders at Fort Wayne, and was in
herited from them by Mrs. P. K. Stu-
debaker. who was their cousin. Sho
has held it unimproved all these years,
it passing to her estate upon her
iouth Bend needs just some such
park. The future of tho city is at
stake in this particular. "When, the
city reaches a population of 100,000 or
150,000 becomes a congested district
double what it is today, the need of a
recreation spot will be almost, inde
pendable, and yet, unless this oppor
tunity is grasped, there will be no
chance. It is the only remaining op
portunity in sight. Besides it has the
indorsement and recommendation of
the landscape architect. George Kess
ler, of St. Louis, whom the city
brought here a year or so ago to look
into such matters. He proposes its
retention, clos to nature as possible,
which would be something of a limi
tation upon the expense of mainte
nance. John Ball park in Grand Rapids, is
a woods grown on a cluster of hills,
through which there are driveways
and walks, with a deer park and some
animal and bird cages; that is all. To
the front of the park in Grand River
alley is a baseball park, tennis court,
etc., for recreation and games of an
City Reaches Park.
Loom is farm, at Jackson, is a big
woods, part of it approaching the
heart of the city, with some fields off
to one side that are given to play
grounds. Rum Village could be equip-
comingiped similarly to these, and the cost
would not nel to he enormous.
Neither John Ball park nor Loomis
farm has the romantic history that
surrounds Rum Village. f v
but the fact that for the first time in
the country's history the question of a
nation-wide prohibition hangs on a
local Issue. If llobson wins it means
that the state of Alabama will endorse
the effort he is now making before
congress to place the question of na
tional abolition of alcohol before the
whole country at one time.
Hobson is waging a lierce battle
along this line. lie is riding a motor-
. .. . m . 1
;cycie through ine country m sniuu
'. beat and out-of-the-way precinct-.
ENGLAND MAY HAVE
NEW WAR MINISTER
. .. ,
Who was mentioned for war min
ister -of Great Pritain.
ASSESSOR FINDS BODY
OF SOUTH BEND WOMAN
ON DINING ROOM FLOOR
Mrs. Emily J. Puckles, 6.'l years old,
of 13:J0 Mishawaka av., wife of the
late Enoch Uuckles, and a resident of
this county all her life, was found
dead on the floor of her dininff room
Tuesday morning by P. . Lucke, a
tax assessor, who called. Coroner T.
J. Swantz said death was caused by
According to neighbors, Mrs.
Buckles was aparently in good health
when last seen, late Monday night. Sho
is believed to have been dead about a
half hour when found bv Lucket at
8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. For
se-veral years she has been subject to
slight attacks of heart trouble.
When tho assessor called he saw her
lying prostrate on the floor, the hack
door being open. She had evidently
fallen a.s she was preparing breakfast.
Mrs. Buckles since lier husband's
death nire years ago, has been living
alone in her home, adjoining that of
her sister, Mrs. John Bay, 1328 Michi
gan a v.
Laicko called the neighbors who en
tered the house and later the police
and coroner were summoned. She was
born in Warren township, Feb. 10,
1S61. an j' has lived in this county nl
her life. For a n timber of years shu.
has been an active member of West
Besides Mrs. Bav. the following
brothers and sisters survive her
tteorgo M. Myler. -,i; Allen st.. Mrs'
George Doughty, of New Carlisle, and
Mrs. J. McDonald. S'he is the daugh
ter of the late 'Mathew Myler, who was
well known in South Bend. Xo chil
dren survive her. Arrangements will
bo made for the funeral services later.
ST. JOSEPH RIVER AT
SEASON'S HIGH MARK
NO DANGER PRESSING
St. Joseph river is on Its annual
rampage. During the past week the
water has ris-n lWo feet reaching the
nigh mark for the s.ason with more
man two ieet and a half of water go
ing over the dam. FoI bv the melt
ing .snow, creeks and the heavv rains
that fell in the vast few days tho
stream began to widen and climb on
its hanks during the middle of last
There is little danger, however, of
the stream causing any trouble here,
as tho river bed has taken eare of
two times as much water during
former seasons, according to authori
ties at the water works.
Although spring freshets have
driven streams in the southern part
of the state far over their banks,
assurance was given that unless fur
ther rains follow, the river will bo
within control. Tnst year during the
high water season it was nearly a
f-ot above the mark where It is now.
Several seasons ago it raised three
feet higher. It is believed that the
water has reached the maximum
notch and will begin to go down In
the next few hours.
FATHER OF VICTIM
PLEADS WITH MOB TO
SPARE YOUNG SLAYER
HERKIMER. X. Y.. March r.l.
Many residents of this section Tues
day threatened to lynch Jean Gianini.
the 17-year-old boy who brutally
murdered Miss Eyda lieecher, the
pretty young school teacher of
Poland. So strong did the threats
become that the aged white haired
father of the young victim, the Rev.
Wm. A. Peecher, Interceded with his
neighbors to protect the prisoner.
"My good friends," said the grief
stricken father," two wrongs do not
make a right. I would have no mob
rub. Eynch law Is always to be de
plored, l t the law take its course."
MAY OFFER $5,000 TO
END NOTORIETY FROM
EELLE GUNNESS AFFAIR
LAPOHTK. Jnd.. .March 31. A
movement took form here ti.day. sup
ported by the business na n of the city
subscribe sr.00o as a reward for
rinding of Helie dullness, or posi
tive evidence that she is dead. The
notoriety given the city by freo.u nt
reports of her tinding and the impres
sion which has gone abroad that the
city has not made the proper effort to
solve the mystery, furnishes the foun
dation for the reward movement.
PENT Kit. M. D. Schaefermeyer
has invented a device to make tele
phone eavesdropping impossible. An
indicator discloses the fact that the
line Is In use and if the interrupter at
tempts to talk, the telephone will give
out the busy signal.
i;;m;!:' :f P. ;
LOSS OF ASOUITH
FELT IN DEBATE
Oi HOI RULE
Premier's Firm Hand in Guid
ing Government Through
Crucial Fight is Missed
New Angle of Attack. .
bv m;uni:KT tkmbij;
LONDON. March r.l. In the
momentous political struggle
England has known in a century the
liberal government Tuesda.v resumed
it.- fight for home rule, when tho bill
granting autonomy to Ireland was
called un in the house of commons
for second reading.
The firm hand of Premier Asquith,
who has guided the Innif rule fight
through the breakers of hostility and
blunders, was missing when the light
was resumed, as he resigned his seat
in commons to seek re-election so as
to make his double portfolio premier
and war secretary legal.
Sir Edward Grey, the foreign min
ister and a man of little personal
magnetism, was in charge of the gov
ernment's affairs in commons in place
of Mr. Asquith.
Mr. Asquith called at the war office
during the morning and held a con
ference of several hours with Col. J.
E. B. Sely. whose resignation as
secretary of state for war was accept
ed. Later tho remier conferred with
Sir Edward Grey on th' course to be
pursued in parliament tonight.
Although the premier will spend
considerable time making political
speeches in East Fife he ha given
assurances that he "will be found
handy" in the event his help Is needed
here In London in the home rule
Morley fo Kesigii.
The latest resignation expected
from the complicated political situa
tion is that of Viscount Morley, lord
president of the council, who prob
ably will be forced from public life
as a result of the army scandal.
Trd Morley -Is accused of misrep
resenting the cabinet's polic.v in re
gard to army officers in Treland, al
though he is not accused of doing so
with irregular intent.
Today's campaign by the opposi
tion forces -was waged from an entire
ly different angle than that which "has
hitherto marked the fleht over the
home rule measure. Walter Iong,
leader of the debate' for the unionists,
moved the rejection of the measure
when it came up and indicated that
tho unionists had reached a decision
to adopt new tactics when he said:
"There's a question whether tho
opposition ought to continue the de
bate while the premier is absent."
STRIKERS GREET TRAIN
WITH FUSILLADE; OPEN
SWITCHES NOW MENACE
PITTSBURGH, Pa., March .11.
Reports of further violence along the
lines of Monongahela division of the
Pennsylvania railroad in connection
with the strike of the conductors and
trainmen were received Tuesday by
officials of the company.
A fusillade of shots greeted the ar
rival of a southbound coal train at
Stockdale, a town on the Ellsworth
branch, early Tuesday, but no one
was injured. The strikers continue
to cut the air hose on trains and
have uncoupled cars from moving
freights at several points with the
idea of causing a wreck. Track
walkers reported Tuesday that they
had found several switches thrown
open during the niuht but replaced
them before any damage could re
sult. As a precautior.ary measure
nil the bridges and foundations alontr
the division will be inspected several
times each day.
wont li:.m: GHorxn.
COLLIERS. W. Vr.. March
Tho striking coal miners who are
camped In the vicinity of the mines
of the West Virginia and Pittsburgh
Coal company have no intentions of
obeying the orders of Judge A. G.
Dayton of the federal court at Phil
lippi, to vacate the premises.
It is likely that the government of
ficers will have to overcome legal
problems in order to evict the strik
ers, for it was announced Tuesday
that th? miners will purchase the
ground on which they are camping.
No Cabs or Flowers for
Seniors Follow Up Action fori
Simplicity in Dress by Put
ting Expensive Adjuncts in
i Gabs and flowers, for many years
j in the past important a well a-s ex
pensive items in the .outh Ib nd nign
school program during commencement
week, will be eliminated this year.
Following up the decision reached at
the meeting Monday evening to avoid
display in gowns at the graduation ex-ereh-es.
the girls of the senior class
Tuesday announced they would not
ask their escorts to furnish those other
expensive adjuncts of the commence
"Why take a cab." the girls asked
each other, "are the May evenings
glorious enough and tne walking
So they made it known to the boys
that they would not be expected to
provide a cab; and as for the riowers
well, the girls simply wouldn't think of
accepting them. They would be out
of place in the commencement ol the
DIXIE PAYS TRIBUTE
TO"BLUE AND GRAY
Urs. L .
DALLmX. Texas. Tlie women
Texas believe "There is Glory Enough
for Ail." and, with that sentiment
as their motto, they are collecting a
fund of J 100.000 with which to erect
a monument to the heroes of the
civil war. The work Is being direct
ed by Mrs. Eottie M. Slih. The
Fhaft, which is to be located at Dal
las .will be surmounted by life-sized
ligures of Grant and Lee, Lincoln and
MOB LYNCHES NEGRESS
IN OKLAHOMA WHO
KILLED WHITE MAN
MUSKOGEE, Okla., March
The people of Wagoner, 17, ; miles
north of Muskogee, trk the law in
to their own hands this morning and
lynched Mario Scott, a negroes, who
Sunday night killed Iemuel Peace,
a young white man, by stabbing him
in the heart. A mob of 100. masked
men went to the jail before daylight,
aroused the sleepy jailer, covered him
with guns, placed a rope around the
woman's neck and departed. A
block from the jail they hanged her
to a telephone cable. The woman
did not make an outcry and the mob
worked so quietly that the town was
not aroused. The body was taken
down an hour later by the sheriff.
The county attorney has started an
inquiry Tuesday, but no warrants have
been issued. The sentiment of Wago
ner people appears to be with the mob.
AVagoner is one of tho counties in
w-hich negroes convicted of murder
have had their sentences commuted bj
TAKES DAY AND A HALF
TO GET JURY TO TRY
SAPP SECOND TIME
Impaneling a jury to hear the sec
ond trial of Walter N. Sapp. saloon-keejM-r,
charged with operating a
blind tiger, took nearly a dav and a
half in citv court. Thirty talesmen
were cited by the court bailiff to ap
pear to serve.
One was excused when he told the
attorney for the defense that he gave
$12 a year to the Anti-Saloon league,
while several were not permitted to
sit when they yit they had already
formed their opinion in the cas
Two witnesses. Christian Sorwiek
and Samuel Koczorski, were put on
the stand for the state. Jt is believ
ed the ease will not go to the jury
until the last of the week
CASE SENTT0 ELKHART
Suit of George Stewart Again-t Rich
ard Kxgnii is ("handed.
The damage suit of George W. Stew
art against IMchard Koe'an. was
transferred to the Elkhart superior
court Tuesday by Judge Funk, in the
circuit court. Stewart is suinsr Ke
gan in connection with the building of
a sewer here.
new order which the 114 class in-(
tends to inaugurate as a precedent for;
succeeding classes. j
The cost of the invitations to the
commencement exercis.es has beer, cut
in half by the selection, of the elass.
Principal F. L. Sims, of the high
school. Tuesday expressed hearty ap
preciation of th' determination of the
class to establish a inurj sensible r-s
well as more economical precedent in
"I am pi oud of the spirit of the boys
and srirls in the class of 1LG4." he said.
At a das meeting Monday evening
the girls went on record ir.' favor of
simplicity in rra.duation dress-.
As the matt r now stands thr cjrls
have the choice of either of the fal
lowing: White sailor suits with b'.ui ',; t.-s
Gaps and irotis of black material.
Plain . Lite dress not to c,.: over
All three plans were discussed at
the meeting yeterdav but no decision
was mad-. The matter was held in
abeyance and w::r v put to a oe
some time this week.
The class at a meetimr declared in
favor of a uniform and inexpensive
i CONTINUED UN PAGE 1
Huerta Demands That Federal
Leader Fight to the End
More Troops to Be Rush
ed to Torreon to Aid Defense
MAIN PLAZA ALONE IN
HANDS OF GOVERNMENT
Report Says City Has Fallen
But Denial Comes From
Mexico City President May
!a: ii 1. A
the 1 -ii -o v 1 1 X 1 1
of Tori con. according to i c;in c .:
lent ;it rebel headquarters .ti iy Tm
day. General Keluuio YaIi-',
rral commander in the !. : mi.- i I
city, is said to be negotiating with Gen
eral Villa :r a sarrt-ndr of th- am.. .
Poth reports re parti. tliy ci.-
brmcd by others cio.-e 4o rrowi
President Cunuiza, who said t
Garranza had received a dtspatch lr
Villa late last night in which the. ie
commander in chief had put. the e:u
matter up to his superior,
whether the terms a.-kcl '
should be granted.
General Garranza s- r.t a long r ply
to Villa this morning but the instruc
tions that tho message eontaim d were
not divulged. The rumors circulated
here and not denied by any one iu
authority were to the dfect that Gen
eral Velasco had demanded lull am
nesty lor his federal troops.
lYricrals Hold Plaa.
Advices received just before the re
port of an armistice inditab d that th
rebels, while holding the greater ,'urt
of Torr;on. had been unable to pene
trate into the main plaza, where gen
eral Yelasco had gathered hi In-.-;
troops and concentrated his artillery
to sweep ev'ery avenue of approach.
Another strong point held by tl -
federals was two !uart Is in the w ' -ern
part of the city. These ;. in a
basin w-hich is of great strateej,- ;i;.
vanUige, the only entrance eing e.tMiy
defended by machine gr.n--. G. ies.il
Vil'i suffered terrific losv-eS iu at
tempting to capture this ii-!a.-point
Ordered To Hold hit.
MEXICO CITY. March
lasco, Torreon: The Mexican gov
ment instructs you to light to the
Do not surrender Torreon under
e : 11-
conditions. Keinforcements coming
to aid you."
Tho foresroiuK" despatch was sent
from the government wireless station
here early Tuesday. To insure thai
it was received at Torreon Minister
Planquet instructed the wireless op
erator at Saltillo to take it ashore and
relay it to Torreon.
"We are confident that General Ye
lasco will not surrender until he is ab
solutely crubhed," said General Plan
quet. President Huerta was again in con
ference w ith army ohi ers during tlu
night. National palace attache. re
fused to discuss tho conference-' or
the report that the preshh nt w .ls com
pleting preparations to take the held
at the head of his army. That a big
troop movement wa-s contemplated
was indicated by orders to railroad
olhcials to hold in readiness enough
cars to form ten special trains
The situation at Tampico i-; ;i!-o
believed to Iih critical. I-ate.-t reports
ports indicate that M-vere lighting
going on near that city and that m
tiny is threatened by the federal troo;
there because they have not been p.t
COAL MINERS' STRIKE
IN ENGLAND TO TIE
UP FACTORY CENTERS
LONDON. March CI.---Gp-.u manu
facturing centers are ti;i at ncd with
paralysis by the strike of coal n.ir.er
that went into eifect Tuesday. TLe
miners 01 Yorkshire struck yester
day 1:4 hours ahead of the time set
and al! Up; nun call.I ojt rpil a?
once . The strike leaders predicted
Tuo.sday that :uoro tkaii loonri
would bo out by midnight in.i that by
Friday all mines would be tied up. to
enforce their demand, for a minimum
wage. Lfforts are being made t pre
vent a strike on the subway an 1 sur
face lines Le-re. The traction em
ployes have been iissaTi.-:ied p,r
STICKLEY GETS JOB
OF SERGEANT AFTER
A slmht s.uake-up in the p....
partment v,.u a uthv,r;tat. '.
Iiouneed t V the l..-ard oi' s.t;.
day in the red a. i.w.u u . j- .:
Harry J::nir.-s to the r.t:... ,. ',
man. and the elevate!; f I ' 1 1 r-!:. u
John 11. rrtickb y to tii rank oi :
treaiit. It is also ,ti. ::'.: d
Captain Jam, s 10. S-'hovk v. .i; . .. .
dt;ty da:.s lor a t.i:.e and G;-:.:.
(Juy I Hunker will do duty ai n.
This latter, hov.eir. a; pears a ::.:
matter of change tii.tt a ill p.-ei a b.
be reversed again iu thrc nth.-.
The reason for tile redLi.tio.u of
Leant Je:.ni:.-s to t';.e i ar.ks i. t
Kleu out. The de.us.wi . ,s reached
at a special meeting !' . alj
iniMi poin mi. s.
prif.dN. m.-jcm . : i. i. s ..h-
an. w known p.-et and :.ui!-:
member of parliament, d: d Tv.ed.i.
aed 7. He was author if thw I u
ulod Sac Ireland."