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LARGEST SWORISf CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
EN THE WEATHER. IN'i.N.. I: to- mcht: warnuT i:x f-otli portion: Ti:- sliv unsettled and cild'T. probably local rains or snow-? ;n n rta an 1 rains in south portion. Edition 1 I AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 16,152. READ THE 'WANTS VOL. XXXI., NO. 103. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH B D L'll JJ LN jJUd o ROCKEFELLER, JR. DRAGGED BEFORE TRIKE PROBERS rJ j Admits He is "Dummy" On J the Board of Directors of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. CONDUCT OF FIGHT WAS LEFT WITH SUBORDINATE! Son Claims Father Holds Forty Per Cent of Stocks and Bonds of Concern Now Under Ex amination. WASHINGTON. April John I . J lockefeiler. jr.. denied before a sub committee of the iious mines and mining committee today tl.f-t the Rockefeller holdings in the Colorado la.el - Iron om.oany constituted a ni.ijorv tontral. He admitted that he mere ly wan a "dummy" director, r presenting his father's interests in the corporation. It has ben charged i hut the oil kind's oontrol of this con- rn was the chief factor in the Col orado coal strike. I am only so much of a stoekhold- i in the company." Rockefeller said, "as would qualify me- as :t ditector. I am one of my father's representa tives in the care of this and other of his investments. He holds 141,807 shares or alout 4o per cent of the ommon stock in this company. He Jims 7 i L C shares or about 40 per cent of the preferred Mock and he has 5 14.r IO.OoOi or 40 percent of the T percent bonds of the Colorado Indus trial company. He has 366,000 in general live pr cent bonds of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company. The company paid no dividends for many ears until in 1913 it had accumulat ed a, dividend of about 75 per cent. Jt then paid jl dividend of 35 percent. I'rochlctl hy Chairman. Rockefeller was prodded hy Chair iiihij Poster to a-Kcertiiin why ho did not take a -more, personal Interest in tho cooal strike situation. The wit ness said "he kept il; touch by corre spondence) only. "Don't you think with lft.oOO men involved out there- in your mines you bright take a. more direct interest usre.sted Chairman Foster. Rocke feller replied that ho had every con fidence in the offlcem of his compan ind tliat "the correspondence will shnw how constantly I have. 1een in touch with the situation." "Did vnit not consider it important to go thero with this great strike on?", finked Foster. "I have not been to Denver in 10 years", angered Rockefeller. f I (had considered it necessary' to go in -person I should have pone. F.ut as I have told you we have every conti nence, in Mr. Welborn and Mr. How--rs and the othor officials and we relv on their Judgment ami ability. If the time comes when we cannot relv on them, then we will pet some Vodv else. It is impossible for us to nttnd to all of these things ourselves una wo have to set the ablest men ob tainable to act for lis-." dt.s IiU Report. "So voti do not think." continued nairman Foster, "that a strike in olvlng 6.000 to 10,00-0 men is import ant enough for your personal atten tion. You trust this matter to oth- rs . " have -xplainrd." replied Rocke feller, "that I get full reports from the officers and iay close attention to them." , , Rockefeller nca'm emphasized the fact that he had explicit faith in the i.i.Ant. nhllitv and conscientious devotion to duty of tin "mining company. otlicers of hb POLICE DRILL ROOM MAY NEED DOUBLE FLOORING I Practically Heady for If Vnle Such Added Strength rrote Desirable. repairs and equipment of tjie city Ji:dl garret for ne of th- polite in drill and target practice are practic nUv complete, the errcie to be tak 11 "charge of by Capt. James Schock In a few day.. Finishing touches of th- target is all that remains to be dene, unless. a r.cw appears possible, another layer of jloonnc should j-roe Tieccsary. The floor laid is of inch -pine, on ftrlngvrs to feet apart, and F.ispiciou maintains that H men keeping step at drill will be too mu.h for such founda;ion. .V regiment of soldier keeping y p in crossing a bridge, has been iU-cjnretI i,y er.Kim ers t; be of more wrckinc strain than a train of cars, tie- persistent and even "thump. th'.:mp. thump-' of matching feet, do ing the work. Xo fears are -x press ed -f the , ity hall collapsing, the or iginal garret ibmr being of cement. Knd well laid, but the pine floor jut lab! above it. on stringers about .i Inches hiuh, is what causes the coin inert. Tlie vop" probably wouldn't have mre than six inches to go down, even if the iloor should gie v.af. In r.ue the floor proves too shaky, n layer of boards running in opposite direction to the present tloor, it is be lieved, will furnish sulticient strength. INJUNCTION EXTENDED An injunction issued some time ago In the case of Fmma Younren vs. John W. Youngren and the Koctusz V'i H lilding a ml Ian Fund associa tion -vv;i" etendd Moml.iy norning by Judt'e Funk to include the hous--J'ol.j troods as well as the i.ank ac--unt of t?.e defendant, John W. T our. sue n. ASST. CHIEF IN LINE FOR QUICK PROMOTION '' : v St- V Special Corresionlence. WASHINGTON, D. v'. Quick lro motion may follow the appointment of Major General Hugh 1. Scott as as sistant chief of stall of the army, as It is expected in army circles that he will succeed the new chief of staff. I'.ripadior General William Wallace Wotherspoon when he's retired next November on account of ape. General Scott begins his new duties April 21. TO BE RAISE UNO ROADS HERE Grand Trunk Boosts Rates to Chicago and Michigan Points and Lake Shore Will Do Likewise on May 1. A general advance in passenger fares to points outside, of Indiana, is xmnounccd by the Grand Trunk rail way to become effective on May 1. Tho use of round trip tickets will bo re stricted by the same order, it is an nounced, to Uattle Creek and points beyond on the east and done away with entirely n trarlic bound west. No fares in Indiana points can be changed. As soon as the Michigan line is crossed, however, the fares be gin to be affected, anywhere from four to 16 cents being tacked on. This condition exists a far as Buttle Creek, which fare is not affected. A few reductions in rates to points be tween Battle Creek and Port Huron are made, a few are raised and the rest left as they stand. Cares to Ca nadian points have been raised gen erally. The fare to Chicago over the Grand Trunk has been raised 39 cents, from $1.75 to $:14. AH fares to points in Illinois from South Bend have beeni given stiff boosU. in many cases the same raise as to Chicago being noted. All round trip tickets have been abol ished to points to the west and return. Not ioerncd By Distaiuv. The new tariffs seem to bear little relation to the distance traveled and most of the new fares are not com puted at two, two and one-half or three cents per mile. Another peculi arity is that the raises are arbitrarily fixed with no attempt being made to regulate them according to the dis tances of various stations apart. Thus me iare to cnooicratt has oeen in-; creased IS cents, while that to Vicks-; burg, which is less than six miles j larther oni lias been raised but four! cents. 1 Station auents have been advised of ' the fare changes but have not been' notified of the reasons underlying it. Additional tariffs are expected by the station agents before May 1 when the now schedule goes into effect. The rates over the Lake sphere and Michigan Southern will be increased May 1 also, although the amounts that will, be added to the various fares has not yet been con. pitted at the heal otlices. Fares inside of the state will remain unchanged, in dience to the two-cent fare law but ! lates on interstate business will be given a wide devision. i SAY SON WILL NOT WORK Parent of Syhotrr WcrnvcKkl Want UN sent Away. j Sylvester Wcrrn elsk i. 1 P. I.aurel st.. 17- ear-old hoy. may be u nt to the state reformatory at Jefferson ville on complaint of his par'-nt.s. who as sert he will not work and keeps com pany with bad boys. Young Wern velski was arraigned before Judge Warner Monday morning for the third time this year on a charge of va grancy. Th. boy declares bis step-father misused him and that he is sick and not able to work. He will bo held in jail under a bond of and will be tried Thursday. It is expected his mother will appear againc him. WILL COMPLETE PLANS John B. CamplHdl Goo- Fat to Meet lYed smith. J. B. ampbell. treasurer of the South Bend I'nited Brotherhood, will complete plans with Fred H. Smith of New York, the national forward re ligious speaker, who will address a mass meeting in this city May S. Mr. Campbell left South Bend for Phila delphia Monday and will be gone sev eral day. During his eastern trip he will pas through Scranton. Pa., and will attend a Billy Sunday service as a special guet. COLD SPRINGS. N. Y. Frightened by dous. a deer hounded into Albert Spammer's kitchen, wrecked the place and eupd. j e5coi. S 01 PASTOR KIDNAPED AND ATTACKED BECAUSE OF LECTURES, NEAR DEATH IE.VVKK. Colo.. April C. The con dition of Itev. otis U .Spurgeon, of De.s Moines, Iowa, the baptists minis ter who was kidnaped and beaten by a do;:en men on account of his relig '.oun lectures, took a turn for the woiTKS at noon today and physicians feav he may not recover. He wa-s vized with several hemorrhages and physicians admitted his condition was very serious. fc'pureon was beaten about the had, face and body and was kicked repeatedly in the back and abdomen. When found h was unconscious. Spurjreon declared today he can iden tify his assailants. Itev. Spureon declared that the band of kidnapers numbered twelve. They entered his room at a hold and half dragged him into an automo mile. The chauffeur was ordered to drive northward to Brighton, -0 miles away. At a lonely point in the road, the machine was stopped and Spur geon was thrown out. Members of the party then, according1 to the min ister, attacked him, kicking" him on the body. "If you ever show your face in Den ver again you will get a worse dose," the ring-leader of the kidnapers de clared, according to Spurgeon. The automobile Spurgeon said was driv en by Harney .Sylvester, who received $17.50 for tlie trip, the money being taken from Spurgeon. Sylvester was arrested, but released. PRESIDENT POINCAIRE'S TESTIMONY BEARS OUT THAT OF MME. CAILLAUX PARIS. April C. President Poin Caire. of Crarjce, in a deposition which will be read at the murder trial of Mine. Ilenriette Caillaux, has borno out the testimony of the woman that she shot Gaston Calmette. editor of I Figaro, to prevent her husband, Joseph Caillaux, former minister of llnance, from becoming a murderer. In the deposition, which was mado Funday by President Poincaire and made public Monday, the French ex ecutive swore that Caillaux called up on him on the day Calmette was as sassinated and told him that if Cal mette published certain letter" in hi possession he (Caillaux) would shcot the journalist. Fi -m latere; t was aroused in the Calmette mtirut . by the unprecedented action of M. i oir caire, and when his deposition is read into the testimony it will be the f ir.t time a president of France ever has testified at a murder trial. Although the deposition is hostile to Caillaux it will probably be used by counsel for Mine. Caillaux. to show the desperate fctate of her mind on the dav she killed Calmette. DANIELS' ORDER TO BAR LIQUOR FROM NAVY AROUSES SENSATION VA'HIXGTOX, April 0. The order of Secretary of the Xavy Daniels barring all alcoholic liquors from fho vessels of the United States navy, has caused a greater sensation than any order of naval discipline issued within the last two decades. It was learned today that the secretary's order was issued after many naval ofiicers had attempted to dissuade him from his purpose. One of the results of the order will be the. barring of the tra ditional punch bowl from the yachts Mayflower. Sylph and Dolphin, during inceptions held there by President "Wilson and mival otficers. Members of the congress who believe in prohi bition indorsed the act of Daniels to day, but Hep. P.artholdt. of Missouri, sharply criticized it. "This is an unusually harsh meas ure." he said. "Consideration should be had for the requirements of the men of the navy, who after all. are. American citizens. All other coun tries permit the use uf wine and beer in the navy." GOT $20 FROM BARKEEP Steve IMoial FaU Held on Charge of Pretence;. Steve ioszial. 171. Dunham st.. was arraigned in city court Monday morning charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. He is a regular customer at the Frank Witueki saloon anil it is charged se cured $20, from Mike Burzynski, the bartender, tellimr him that he' h.i.i been sent for it by Mrs. Witueki. Trial obe-jwas continued. 'SENATE COMMITTEE ! TO TAKE UP PANAMA TOLLS REPEAL BILL Washington. April '. Considera tion of the bill repealing the free tolls clause of Panama - canal act will be gin tomorrow before the senate com mittee on inter-oceanic 'canals. Indi cations are today that consideration of the measure will exceed the one w eek, to which Sen. ven. b ader of the aiofunistratioiVs forces, wants it limited. Representatives of commercial in terests in New orb-ans, ls Angeles and other cities will demand a hear ing before tie committee in order to present objections to the repeal and if all the requests are granted it is expected that iinai action in the com mittee will not be taken until some time in May. .Administration leaders make no se cret of the fact that they expect the committee to make an adverse re port, but declare they will be aide to win when the measure reaches the senate tloor. At the time the house passed the repeal bill b.v a majority rf S5 the senate committee w;is sup posed Xo stand 7 tot7, but since that time friends of Sen. . Brandegee of Connecticut, have intimated that he would "switch", making the commit tee stand S against ami six for. ST. BORIS. William MeCluns: Pax ton. 1M, won the statewide contest for continuous Sunday school attendance when he produced certificates from ministers to proe be had not missed a Sunday for Ci tars. EACE OFFERING E BT LEADER Redmond Says Federalism Must Be Worked Out Further Before it Can Be Acceptable to Irish Faction. by iii:kbi:kt tiompli:. LO.NUUX, April C. John Bedmond, leader of the Irish nationalists, took a conciliatory attitude toward the people of Ulster when he opened the final debate on the home rule, bill in the house of commons this afternoon. There are no lengths to which the nationalists will not go to remove the prejudice of Ulster, he said. This statement was cheered by his follow ers and the. liberals but there was tense silence when he proceeded: "Although we are sympathetic to ward federalism, vague talk about it is misleading and mischevious." This was taken to mean that the nationalists would not lend their sup port to the cabinet's theory of federal goxernment until its details had been worked out. A great throng attend ed the session, which will conclude with a vote on the second reading of the bill. High interest was manifested in this session of parliament not alone because, of the importance of the vote but because of the possibility of ora torical lireworks. However, the ten sion is not nearly so keen as when the army-resignation situation was at its crisis. Hope of a final compromise on the measure centered in Sir Fdw.ord Car son's propositi that the exclusion of Ulster province be extended until such time as a federal government for the United Kingdom be established. This was evidently to prevent a political trick being played by the liberals as the government had proposed to give Ulster a period of six years to remain outside the pale of a Dublin parlia ment and later Sir Edward Grey's pro posal for a federal government car ried the promise that it would be worked out within the next six years. RUMELY DIRECTORS ARE NAMED AT ANNUAL MEETING IN LAPORTE JAPORTi:, Ind., April 6. Th. an nual meeting of the M. llumely Co. was held at the ollices in this city today and resulted in the election of the following directors: 1. Debruyn, C. S. Funk. J. H. Guy. W. II. Mahom. M. II. D. Owing?, James A. Patten, F. J. Howell, K. A. Iiumely, F. W. Shibv ley. Klisha Walker, S. II. Wehrane. The directors in executive session, elected C. s. Funk, president: J. II. Guy, financial vice president; M. H. D. Owings, operating vice president; K. Scott, treasurer; C. P. Ilolton. secre- tary. The finance committee is com of C. S. Funk. Elisha Walker. Wehrlane. Executive commit S. Funk, J. 1 1. Guy, M. K. D. posed 1 1. H. tee. C. Owings. James A. Patten. The spirit of optimism as to the future dominat ed the session. "GENERAL" DRUMM0ND ARRESTED AS RIOTER "Votes for Women," She Cries When Arraigned Before London Magistrate. LONDON. April 6. Biting, kicking onil screaming Mrs. ("General") Flora Drumrnond. militant suffraget, who was arrested on Saturday for rioting in Trafalgar square, precipitated a wild scene when arraigned in police court Monday. "Are you guilty of the charge against you?" asked the magistrate. "Votes for women," shrieked the frenzied woman, shaking her llrst at the court. Finally the general had to be for cibly removed to her cell. Another suffraget. Ann Roberts, who had been arraigned with Mrs. Drumrnond, was fined $5. IIACKENSAi'lv. N. J. William E. Barnes,, a legless chauffeur, was ar rested for speeding through two toll gates. ' Parties was carried into court. He declared his employer, F. H. Her man, wanted to keep an appointment. Herman was lined $2 0. NEW MEMBER FEDERAL COMMERCE BOARD ' Winthrop M. Daniels' appointment as membf r of the interstate commerce commission was confirmed in the sen ate after a bitter struggle. He was professor of political economy at Princeton university, and is the author of books on political subjects. Since Kll he has been a member of the New Jersey board of public utilities coxa-miitsioncr. ID OF HOME RULERS III JV SZrs.X it MRS. LILLIAN STEVENS, FOR 16 YEARS HEAD OF NATION'S W. C. T. U. DIES PORTLAND. Me.. April C Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, for sixteen years national jiresident of the Y. c. T. U.. tlied Monday at her home after a brief illness. She was 70 years old and for forty years had been active in temper ance work in Maine. Sh- was mar ried and her husband, Michael Stev ens, recently retired from active busi ness. Mrs. Stevens was born in Dover, .Ma.. March 1. IS 44. After studying at Fo.sorof t academy, she became a teacher. 1 received an honorary degree of master of arts from Bates in 1111. She was married in 18G7 and took up active temperance work at tibout the same time. In 1S9 4 she was elected vice president of the rational organiztion ar.d after the death of Miss Willard in ISibS be came president. It is expected that Miss Anna Gordon, of K mston. 111., now viee-president-at-large, will suc ceed Mrs. Stevens. THREE ROBBERS BLOW SAFE AND ESCAPE WITH $20,000 LOOT BOSTON. April J. Three armed men bound and gagged two night men in the department store of Tim othy Smith and Co., Roxbury, early Mondiy, blew the safe and escaped with checks and cash estimated at $20,000. Cvery available policeman in Boston is hunting the robbers. The car lines, railroad stations and park ways are covered in the hope of trap ping the cracksmen before they can escape from the city. After knocking one watchman senseless, the burglars waited an hour for the second watchman to appear and then bound and gagged both. Leaving them tied the robbers blew open the safe with four charges of nitro-glycerine. TELLS CONFERENCE PLANS Dr. Bosonhury lxplains Health Meet ing to he Held Here. Plans for the health conference, to be held in South. Bend, April 15, un der th auspices, of the city board of health were outlined by Dr. Charles S. Bosenbury in an addrrs at the Ministerial association Monday morn ing at the Y. M. C. A., and the asso ciation passed a resolution declaring in favor of the conference and prom ising to assist in every way possible. The program when it is arranged will be announced in the pulpits of the various churches and every pas tor promised his support to the work, by which it is believed health condi tions ill the city can be bettered. Dr. Bosenbury urged the necessity that people understand existing -health conditions. Rev. II. B. Hostettcr, was not able to preside at the session and appoint en Rev. Charles A. Decker to take his place. TO TRY FOUR THURSDAY Raid on "Hotel" Brings Two Couples Into Court. Frank Reed, charged with operat ing a blind tiger and keeping a house of ill repute; Bernice Kelly, Bessie Hawkins and Leo Stopper, all charged with frequenting' the house, will be tried in city court next Thursday. The two couples were caught as the result of a raid made on the Reed hotel at 3l". 1-2 S. Michigan St.. Sat urday night. Several bottles of beer were confiscated by the otlk ials and will be used as evidence at the trial. They were allowed their liberty on bond Monday. The amount being fixed at $100. LET CONTRACT FOR WORK Hilton Hammond Will (Jet 85 9 s for Koniodcling Bax'inent. The contract for the alterations to be made in the basement of the coun ty building by which otlicers are to be given separate offices, was let to Hilton Hammond Monday by the county board of commissioners. The amount of the contract was $598. The report of Prosecutor Chester R. Montgomery for the quarter end ing Marcli SI. was tiled with the board Monday. This report shows that $074 was collected from all sources by the prosecutor during the quarter. The money was turned in as follows: City Clerk Rostiser, County Clerk Christ opp, $217; Justice Hildebrand, ?10: City Clerk Feig of Mishawaka, $12". The board will buy a steam roller during the session. THREE MEN INJURED IN EXPLOSION ABOARD DESTROYER ALWYN PORTSMOUTH Va.. April 0. Three men were seriously injured by an oxplo-uon on board the torpedo boat destroyer Aylwyn. today while, the vessel was northward bound and 15 miles south of the Diamond shoals lightship, at Cape Hatterus. Those injured were: Water 'Tender Flynn and Firemen Hamaan and Raton. The injured men were being rushed to the naval hospital in this city on the torpedo buat Barham. Jun how badly they were hurt is rot yet known. T'ae explosion occurred in the forward I.re room on port side and a number of plates were driven out ward by the hn k. At the .uirr e time the v'si'l rern.-nned on an even L-eU and is being towed here by the tor pedo lxjat Parker. What caused the explosion has not yet been communicated to the local navy yard, the hrst information "being a radiogram received at the wireless station here. The Barham and Park er were hurried to the scene of the accident. With the Aylwyn in tow the Parker is proceeding more slowly up the coast. The Aylwyn is in no danger of sinking, although everal plates have been dri. n out by the force of the explosion. The water tight compartments of the torpedo boat destroyer keeping her from beins flooded. WOMAN WRITER SUES HER BANKER HUSBAND, ASKS FOR A DIVORCE! c? special Correspondence XB W YORK. -Mrs. Marie Vaughn Wilde MCgel has instituted divorce proceedings against Henry Siegel, the former merchant prince and banker of New York. He is now under indict ment in connection with the failure of his bank. Mrs. Siegel's first husband was George Wilde of the United State navy. She. is a writer. D IER TUESDAY Expect 175,000 Will Cast Bal lots in Chicago Aldermanic Elections To Decide Saloon Fate in State. CHICAGO, April e. Scores of po litical rallies throughout the city to day marked the windup of the sharp est aldermanic campaign Chicago 1i;ls experienced in many .years. The ini tial participation of. women as vot ers greatly increasing the interest in tomorrow's election. Despite predic tions of unsettled weather, the larg est vote ever recorded anywhere by women was predicted today. Aside from selecting Zd aldermen the vot ers will express themselves on twelve questions on the little balot. among them being yes" or "no" on live city bond issues and an advisory vote on the comprehensive subway. In three hundred down-state townships the fate of .1,0 00 saloons will be decided by filtv thousand women voters who, it was admitted today, hold the bal ance of power in the light of wets and drys. Interest in Chicago Monday was fo cused principallv in the closing ligbt in the first and seventeenth wards, where the women are making a des perate effort to upset the "machine". Uattlc5 Old ll-ximi Miss Marion II. Drake, who is en deavoring to wring the control of the Chicago vice district out of the hands of "llathhouso John" Coughlin. put in a strenuous day despite the driz zling rain, assisted by many local clubwomen. In the seventeenth Miss Harriet Vittum is also battling against the old regime, in an effort to obtain a seat on the board of aldermen. The election board today estimated that lTii.OOt of the registered women will -a.t a vote here tomorrow. Au tomobiles have been provided throughout the city by the women to carry the feminine voters to and from the polls. Women watchers will be stationed at each voting place. Investigators working under the direction of Mi- Drake today asserted they had dis covered a plot of fir.-'t ward politicians to cast more than 150'') fraudulent votes. Several investigators declared they had heard of plots to cause a "gun plav" in order to frighten the women awav long ( nough to easts fraudulent ballots. Miss Drake plans to submit the evidence to Election Commissioner Czarnecki today. RESENTED SLURT0 RACE John Syular IVc-cnN Defence to As sault Cbarm. When John Syular. T2 4 X. lanooln st., was arraigned in city court Mon day morning for trial on a charge of assaulting W. It. Thompson, he said Thompson had talked disrespectfully about his nationality so he "hauled off and sloughed him a whack in the bean." Trial wa.s continued, Sysrlur bein? allowed to go on his promise to appear later. DEPARTMENTS HEADS MEET Heads of departments in Mayor Keller's administration met with the mayor at his ollices in the city hall Monday afternoon, to review the work of the pat month, and matters of future policy. The purpose of the meetings, as required by the city charter, is to maintain a sstem of co-operation as between the depart ments. The meeting convened at ft WILL CONDUCT HCVIVAT,. Itev. H. H. Hostetter. pastor of tlv Westminster Presbyterian church, will leave the city Monday to conduct a revival at the First Presbyterian church in Hammond, Ind., where Ilev. A. W. Hoffman is pastor. He will be out of the city during the entire week and will return for his regular church service in this city next Sunday. If W LL IS H HOLD BALANCE OF H Mi m 9 W V W OTH m Oi; REBELS BADLY OUTWITTED Federal Leader Got Away While Villa Was Blockading Go mez Pallacio Civilians Go Along. . MAJOR FIERRO TO DIE FOR BENTON'S MURDER Gen. Carranza Hopes to Stop Excesses Similar to Those Following Chiahuahua Two Armies Arriving. TOi:i:i:uN, Me.. Aoiil 0. That t'Jen. Kufiuio Valec. the federal commander who for d.ts teuh: off the attack of r-b.-l .-.ddo rs up.m Torrcon. had outwitted (Jen. Villa at the linal moment of th- conllii t an.i hail succeeded in batlinu: from t!o doomed city the greater p.iit .f 1;; armv became known Monday for tb.- lirst tini when Indian rur.n.rs di patched by lb-n. J-b-navide md ' n. Hernandez arrived b r. wiili an urcent idea, thai more troops ! S'Ilt pill - to aid the rebel forces that .He suing the Huerta troops. These, couriers brought v. ord the cavalrv of lien. Hernandez. t bat ha.! ascertained that Velaseo was m com mand of several thousand men. in stead of the pitiful remnant that th rebels had supposed to be Ib ein o. -the desert to the east ol Torre. :,. With C.en. Velasco's army i- t b'ti train of civilian refugees who l with the federals rather than i etna in in the city after it had be-n captured by the rebels. Villa in Dilemma. V illa was place, 1 in a jwculi.tr pre dicament by the advices from his two generals. His i:rcatcst desire is to de stroy utterly Velasco's army, but with fresh federal forces marching from two directions lie is afraid to weaker, the troops now holding Torreon. Th flight of civilians from Torreon l.e--an on the. night that Villa capture.? Gomex Pallacio. The battle at that j)oint forced Villa to call upon the troops who were attacking Torreon from the east and when they ma- -lied to Gomez Pallacio Gen. V4.4- " advised the citizens that they wo-j-.i have no better opportunity to eseape lien. Velaseo himself wounded at the li'giit at Gomez Pallacio, recoLTniz. d that he would be unable to hold out long and stealthily began the with drawal of his troops Horn the city, leaving only a mere handful a? strategic jioints. While these soldiers fought to their death Velaseo led the main body of his army to safety. Pa -fore their retreat the. federals buried large stores of ammunition at vari ous ioints, bu th-se hiding piace.s have been betrayed to Villa, and bo has secured the stores-. Senor Jesus Acuna, secretary of state for the constitutionalist gover nor of Coahuila, arrived here tuday aiid conferred with Villa on the es tablishment of civil rub-. Acuna i the representative of Provisional President Carranza and his arrival at this time is taken to mean that Carranza intends to prevent, if pos sible, excesses similar to those that occurred in Chihuahua. AsKS sii.-.on HANSOM. Mi:XICJ CITY. April An ap peal written by Disiiop Joseph ucampo was received by his frier. iN here today la which lie asks that they raise jL'.atM; to ransom him from lhnlliano Zapata. the bandit i-b 1. The plea says that the hishop was kidnaped from his resid-ua e at Chil apa, t-tate of Guerrero, and carried away into the mountains. Zapata, ha told him that unbs the ransom forthcoming by u'ood friends he will tje) executed. The government still maintains that Torre.. n lias not fallen. The action ot the Hureta govern ment in withdrawing the ejuator, of Georg. C. Carothers, I'. S. con;ilar a-'eiit at Torreon. will have :,o -:Te t on the present nlations betv.e.-n th Ani'Ticm i!i',a.t-y ar.d tiiis L'o em inent. Humors that this w tion indi cated a complete brf.'ik in the. diplo matic relations between the two eic.n tries are without foundation. mi st dii: i "on mi i:di;h. JlAi:i-:z. April ;. I'cath 1 eforo the rilles of Fiddlers whom be form erly commanded will he th" fate uf Major Uudolfo IVrro, who has b--i found guilty of the murder of Wil li;un S. Ibuiton. the p.rit'.sh rancher whoso death threatened complb atcm4 between the 1. S. ami Knqlartd. According to rehaiib' reports In-;.- the f-ommi.--ion apjoinTd iy Ge-. Carranza to inv stigato Penton' d(-aih has whitewashed Gen. ';1I . ar.d held Major Pierro alone re-ponsi.i.-. Pierro already h.us b n stripped of his command and jailed at Chiahua hua. The report of the- C Ul TU 1 -i o ft will confirm the information th a P.enton was kilb-d at neither Jo tn t fTor Chiahuahua, but was murdered at Samalyuca, a railrool station 1 tween th-- two towns. '!h"..h (ie ilia's ord'-r for the xpuiu-o Spaniards from Torre.in was is witliout the knowledge of b-n. 'ar ranza. rebel otlleers intim-ited toda -that the prolional n-S'l- r;t wo ih indorse the a tion oi" his military commander. EIGHT BRIDGE WORKERS ARE KILLED BY GAS MPMPHI?. Term.. April .;. r.igb.t men emjdyt-d in the conti-uct ion of one of the piers of the m- ,v br idge be ing built acro.-s the Mississippi ri'. ; here, were killed today when they struck a natural gas Mow u feet b -low th surfac iif t.odv has been I ecu vert J.