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VOL. XXXI., NO. 103.
JJ LN jJUd o
rJ j
Admits He is "Dummy" On J
the Board of Directors of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron
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
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
I Practically Heady for If Vnle
Such Added Strength rrote
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Held on Charge of
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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-
The finance committee is com
of C. S. Funk. Elisha Walker.
Wehrlane. Executive commit
S. Funk, J. 1 1. Guy, M. K. D.
1 1. H.
tee. C.
Owings. James A. Patten. The spirit
of optimism as to the future dominat
ed the session.
"Votes for Women," She Cries When
Arraigned Before London
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
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
Rev. II. B. Hostettcr, was not able
to preside at the session and appoint
en Rev. Charles A. Decker to take his
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
H Mi m 9 W V W OTH
Federal Leader Got Away While
Villa Was Blockading Go
mez Pallacio Civilians Go
Along. .
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 !
pill -
to aid the rebel forces that .He
suing the Huerta troops.
These, couriers brought v. ord
the cavalrv of lien. Hernandez.
t bat
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
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.

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