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VOL. 122. NO. 93.
Renewal of the Chase.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 18.—
I With the American advance detach
1 tfents scurrying back to Satevo, the
I reported finding of Villa and the flght
JJng at Parral were practically for
Itotten incidents of the hunt today,
Renewal of the chase under a new
I Plan and diminished risk for the
Americans, were believed to be the
I objects of headquarters during the
temporary lull. General Funston made
I It plain that the American forces
I cannot push any farther than Satevo
|*ith the present line of communica
Itions. This was interpretered at head-
Quarters to mean that Funston puts
[It up to the state department to ob
I tain use of the Mexican railways. The
alternative, if the chase is to go
deeper into Mexico, is a change of
I New York Presbytery Too
Reckless in Denying' Truth
of Bible Stories.
larranza's Army Cannot beTrusted Any More
Than Can the Treacherous Natives
/, or Bandits.
[While Delay May be Due to Natural Causes,
Skepticism Grows at Slowness of
Mexican Officials.
By E Conkle, "United Press Staff I the American base to a point already
Correspondent.] selected in new plans prepared by
BL PASO, Texas, April 18.—The the headquarters staff. In either
hunt is now a secondary mat-1 case Funston must have permission
«r Protection of the United States from Washington.
•coos in Mexico is the main thing. I Pershing is gathering his strayed
General Pershing is understood to- forces, according to reports reaching
ir to have made the above report to headquarters. Detachments sent out
to run down Villa in various locali
ties where he was reported to have
been seen, are making all speed back
to the region of Satevo. The next
move will depend on Funston and
icneral Funston.
The question whether the body pre
iimably being taken into Chihuahua
Mty is that of Villa, was still consid
jred important, but the safety of the
tmerican expedition, following the
arral incident and the withdrawal re
vest from General Carranza was up
lermost in the minds of army chiefs
Dong the border.
General Pershing has loft his ad
duced base at Satevo and returned to
N'amiquipa staff headquarters. At
[famiqulpa, about midway along the
lues of communications, he can keep
closer watch on the situation and
letter direct his army. No American
jroops are now believed to be south
Santa Cruz.
I If Villa is not dead, but has es
aped into Durango, as formerly re
torted, the American pursuit has ap
mrently been halted. If the body re
lorted exhumed west of Satevo is not
Tllla's, neither the United States or
Jie Mexican authorities have any ade
quate idea of the bandit chiefs where
abouts, they admitted today.
Mexican officials, the only authori
ties professing to have direct Knowi
idge of the finding of Villa's body near
Ban Francisco Borja, claim wires
which went down last night, prevented
"receipt of further information early
oday. While the failure of the Mexi
ans rapidly to produce the body for
Identification by Americans, has in
Icreaaed skepticism, the delay may be
Idue to natural causes such as slow
•means of transportation. It was also
•pointed out that the Carranza officials
Imay be honest and yet themselves the
Itlctims of a hoax or misapprehension.
I In connection with precautionary
•measures to Insure the safety of the
limited States expeditionary forces,
•army men pointed out that interven
ItlonlBts, anxious to prevent wlthdraw
lal. have circulated exaggerated and
I alarming reports of destruction of
IAmerican property in northern Mexi
assembly of the church at Atlantic he
City May
when action to expel
I «ew York presbytery as
hi resolutions
would be advocated.
Ub kick them oat," said the
Frank H_ Bteveason, minister
ttw C&orefc
Villa is still alive as far as he is
concerned. The body exhumed near
El Borja may be his. but General
Funston has received no official in
formation to that effect and the or
ders to overtake the bandit still hold.
Pending possible action from Wash
ington a new campaign adapted to
the limitations of the line of com
munications may be mapped oat, it
was believed here. This was expect
ed to call for an expedition into the
mountains where Colonel Howze posi
tively asserted Villa had taken refuge.
All indications at headquarters
pointed to a renewal of the chase
without regard for past incidents,
notably the Parral affair under the
limitations imposed by the long line
of communications.
Talk of Withdrawal.
[By Carl D. Groat, United Pres Staff
WASHINGTON. April 18.—With
drawal of American forces from Mexi
co within the next month is likely.
Such action may be taken without
acecptlng the original mandate get
Villa but the step will not be taken
until war department orders to break
up Villa's band, are fulfilled, or until
Carranzistas are fully able to take up
the chase.
The United Press learned today that
while no change in policy has yet been
determined, the administration at
least gives thought to the possibility
StfSss is us as* ssthe
miles beyond the border, it has
Reports of Villa's death are taken L«y
(Continued on page 2.)
N an exciting session of the general, donations through this drastic
LONDON, 'April
liner Zent, wihich
introduced the resolution for the
vote 42 to 29. Tompkins.
•The New York Presbytery^ has
been defiant
treachery to
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April IS.— Answering a sUtement "cut loose," aa one of Pershing
Presbyterian ministers today predict- church men said, and
with them."
the Cincinnati pres-
Tb* Ocvtnaat. wbo
oed without warning.
Dutch colors painted on her sides in{
four places and a rigid ensign on the|
foremast and main mast Her name
and port of registry were painted in
large letters on her side.
Fragments of steel and bras* found
In her hull, leave no room for doubt
that she was torpeoded, the Investi
gation disclosed.
LONDON, April 18.—The fate of the
present coalition cabinet rested on
the outcome of a final conference on
the conscription Issue held before
parliament met today.
Rumors were flying that Minister
of Munitions David Loyd George, Sec
retary for the Colonies Bonar Law,
and Lord Cruzon, are about to resign.
Nothing definite was known except
that the cabinet failed yesterday aft
ernoon to adopt Lloyd George's sug
gestion for general conscription at
once and that the meeting adjourned
with the ministry badly split and Pre
mier Asqulth holding the upper hand.
Lloyd George told his colleagues
that the allies' chances of winning the
war are aerlousy threatened by a
shortage of men. He pointed to the
large reserves of Germans now
massed opposite the British lines and
urged the government to at once sum
mon to the colors all men, both single
and married, who oan possibly be
The speclsl meeting of the cabinet
this forenoon was called In an effort
to reconcile the divergent elements.
In anti-ministerial quarters, It was re
ported that Lloyd George and .Uw
The fragments of regiments left at crisis In thi cabinet has been delayed Igle to come with him
a 1 a A I a I O
Santa Cruz, just north of Parral, were
speeding north today to join the
forces gathering near Satevo. These
troops are reported foraging on their
way, after facing a serious situation
at Santa Cruz, owing to lack of fod
der for the animals.
Tony was Killed.
LINCOLN. Neb., April 18.—Attack
ing three patrolmen who were sent
of" withdrawal without Villa's death to take him from his wrecked room, a
or carrture Moreover, from various young Mexican laborer, known only
rlu.Mfl sources came the indication by name of Tony, was shot and
robbed Villa of any glorification
amone his folk for being the first,
Mexican in about half a century to
invade the United States and kill
"grlngoes" again it has checked the
likelihood of any revolution in the I
northern Mexican states, has virtual-1
ly assured against border raids for,
some time to come and basaboutqc-.
complished the task of scattering Vll
la's bands. toi™ FBy H. D. Jacobs, United Press Staff
a statement that the ?!*n«htered. they would die tehttag.
Let their money perisn,^
as^ninisters by the
New York presbytery of
denied belief la -ha Virgin birth
_.„_ rjhrist and the miracles of the
MEXICO, April 16 (via wireless to
Columbus, N. M., April 18.)—General
Ipershi arrived today at his field
headquarters near Namiquipa after an
I all night ride from Satevo for a con
ference with members of his staff.
Men in Pershing's command
brought details of the Parral fight of
April 12 which placed the matter in
the light of a deliberate 'attack by
pulsion of the New York presbytery, attempt to annihilate the little
which was adopted by a standing jorce
soldiers, even possibly of
cavalrymen under Major
of h)s men been
church" said Dr killed, Tompkins made up his mind
the church, said ur.
his command was
going to be
«^«s ciused tbe Cincinnati pres- In answer to Tompkins' questions
1 General Losango,
Mexicans soon rl-
ted, leaving over forty dead
.. on
JLet their money Perish,^
Tompkins held his men in restraint
on an adjacent hll
parral a body of soldiers over
he Mexican flag was flying.
pmuB queBuvuB,
W ft il l%#ate
anb Conastttution«©emocrak
!!T i^'was SJe£ Secretary to Captain Von Pa
..a _• I —. I&> MK AAWM
investigation disclosed today. It was
also announced that the Dutch
steamer Fjdljk, beached on the coast
of England, was the victim of an
enemy submarine.
The Dutch steamer was most con-j
spicuously marked. She carried the
pen Resisted Officers
Armed With
Agents of Department of Justice Had
Tussel With Von Igle, But
Finally Landed Him
In Jail.
vn/RTT Anrll 18—Wolf Von I
Number 60, Wall street, by agents of,
the department of justice today after
a lively fight. Four special agents
overpowered Von Igle when he at
tempted to get away.
Von Igle was indicted yesterday
with Von Papen, Captain Hans Taus
cher, husband of Mme. Gadski, and
others in connection with plots to blow
up the Welland canal and put bombs
upon allied ships. His name was kept
secret until today, however.
Agents of the justice department
called at his office yesterday, but it
was said he was out of town. Return
ing today they found the former at
tache's secretary. Von Igle at first
refused to admit Joe Baker, assistant
to William Offley, head of the de
partment's investigating bureau and
(his three deputies.
I jlfrl jll
Cruzon would accept no comprdmlse
Baker finally convinced tolm they
were coming in forcibly, if necessary
and the door was opened. Von Igle
hurried .tojhe safe as Baker and his
men entered StaiUlfeftd the. door shut
and threw on the combination, locking
CRISIS 18 DELAYED. lit. Von Igle declared he would not
IPy Ed L. Keen, United Press Staff surrender embassy papers and failing
Correspondent.] to secure documents he expected to
(Contlnued on page 2.)
ATHENS, April 18.—The Greek
government thus far has made no
formal reply to the request of the
allies for use of the railways In trans
porting Serbian troops from Corfu to
Salonika. It is generally believed,
however, that the request will be re
LONDON, April 18.—A possible take from the safe. Baker ordered "Von
until at least tomorrow by the official Von Igle endeavored to escape. Be
announcement that Premier Asqulth I fore he had gone far toward the foor
will not make his expected statement
on recruiting in commons this after
Under present plans the prime mfn-
Baker and his three assistants were
upon him. They struggled about the
office, overturning furniture, but the
department agents soon grained the
upper hand and marched the secre
tary away.
When taken before Federal Judge
Howe, Von Igle refused to plead to
the indictment. He declared he was
not represented by counsel and alsi
that the government had no right to
arrest him as he was connected with
(Continued on page 6.)
LONDON, April 18.—IThe Turks
have inflicted another defeat on the
British expedition attempting to re
lieve the besieged garrison at Kut El
Amara. General Lake reported to
day that the British lines were forced
back from five hundred t» eight hun
dred yards on the south bank of the
Tigris by heavy Turkish counter at
Plot to Wipe Out Americans
Cost Mexicans Forty Soldiers
into the city, told him that the troops
on the hill were a part of the gar
rison watching the movements of the
Americans with intent to guard them.
Just then the so called guard fired
a volley into the American detach
ment, killing one trooper.
.a A
|„e gun
PARIS, 18.—German troops
from five 'jf rent divisions, aggre
gating 1C men, participated in
yesterda.' jient attack against the
French hi,, east of the Meuse, it
was officially announced today.
In last night's-fighting, the Germans
were partially thrown back from a
first line trenoh they penetrated in
Chauffour forest, northwest of Douau
The Germans attacked with the
greatest violence on a ragged front,
extending from the Meuse in a south
easterly direction to the Douaumont
Ornes road. German artillery had
prepared the way for the assault by
a drum fire that opened at midnight
and continued without cessation for
twelve hours.
The first blow fell against the
French barriers in the narrow ravine
southeast of Pepper Heights, the
scene of furious fighting ten days ago.
Igle, secretary to Captain TVuiz Von fruitless charge.. The ravine and its
Papan, recalled German military Wooded slopes were swept by a
tache, was arrested in his
°™c st ady atrea
up against the French works in
shrapnel and ma-
flre un
tll the gorge Itself
with bodies.
was choked with bodies.
Repulsed in this attack the Ger
mans extended the fighting on both
flanks. One division, advancing from
Talou heights, moved southward
along the west bank of the Meuse,
but came under a heavy fire that
forced an Immediate retreat.
The heaviest blow was struck on
the eastern wing. Gathering up two
divisions, the German commanders
hurled them against the French lines
in Chauffour and Ablain woods, driv
ing southwsrd in an attempt to reach
the Douaumont-Bras road.
The first German attacks were
beaten back before the enemy reach
ed the French trenches. The second
assault delivered by still heavier
forces, carried the enemy Into the
advanced positions and forced the
surrender of a redoubt and its con
nected advanced trenches forming an
exposed salient northwest of Douau
mont village.
The losses on both sides In the
hand to hand struggle In the shell
wrecked woods were very heavy. Un
protected by ravines, the attacking
forces sacrificed men by the hundreds
on small sectors of this front. The
French success reported in today's
communique from the war office ap
parently were against these advanced
posts taken by the Germans yester
The German bombardment of Hill
304 and other positions west of the
Meuse, reported In last night's official
statement, is increasing in violence.
The war office reported today that
the French first lines between Dead
Man's hill anl Cumieres were heavily
Slaughter Not Guilty.
DENVER, Colo., April 18.—W. B.
Slaughter of Dallas, Texas, was to
day acquitted of charges of misapply
ing funds of the Mercantile National
bank of Pueblo, Colo. Federal Judge
R. E. Lewis directed the jury to
bring in a verdict of not guilty.
COPENHAGEN, April 18.—A great
explosion occurred at the German tor
pedo factory at Wllhelmshaven, Fri
day, according to advices received
here today. Many workmen were
killed and injured.
who led the American column treating American column, seeking to
find an easy defense. The mob grew
larger. Rifle and pistol fire at Ameri
cans became incessant. Then follow
ed the incident of the so called Car
ranza guard on the hill and the reply
of the Americans.
Tompkins retired to Santa Cruz
where he dug himself in and awaited
wnere ne uug nimaeii in
An enormous crowd of Mexicans,1 reinforcements. These soon began to
made up largely of Carranza soldiers arrive from till directions,
had surrounded TTnltnrt Stated !.— j— 1 ah™
arrive irum tvn uixo\ iiuun, a command
the United States m^er colonel Allen making a phe-
troops. nomenal march to the scene. Colonel
Previously there had been a little Brown and Major Howze led other
shooting which Tompkins thought reinforcing detachments.
were fired in welcome of the Ameri- Pershing's men also reported that
cans. He had been met by Lozango, |Lozango, representing the mayor of
who promised a welcome and a Parral, had aranged for Tompkins to
camping place. A non-commissioned be at the railway station just before
officer dashed up to Tompkins and inoon where he would find an escort
reported that the Americans had of Carranza soldiers. Tompkins was
been fired on and a number of them jon time, but found no escort. While
wounded. Jhe was taJking with Lozango the Am-
Tompkins asked Lozango for an ex-! erican cavalrymen dismounted. In
planation. but he seemed mystified, ia few minutas the mob began to gath
afterward asking Tompkins to get his er. Led by Lozanga toward the pro
men out of the city immediately, posed camping place, the Americans
Lozango offered to guide the Ameri- had proceeded but a short distance
cans to safety, but Tompkins fearing jwhen the first shots were heard. The
& trap, formed a plan of his own. A American casualties were two killed,
squad of eight skirmishers
a CarranzisU otfi- thrown out at the bead of the re- Tanwttns suffered a
1 one missing and six wounded. Major
5/By Robert J. Bender, United Press
Staff CorrespondentJ
cables were expected to carry today
a final declaration to Germany of
America's views on submarine war
fare as conceived and drafted by
President Wilson and Secretary of
State Lansing.
The document, of possible far reach
ing consequences—breaking of rela
tions, perhaps—Is complete. The Ber
lin foreign office is expected to know
its message Thursday night or Friday
morning. The American public prob
ably will read it Friday afternoon, si
multaneous with publication in Ger
Through Senator Stone and others
in congress who handle questions bear
ing on foreign relations, the presi
dent was to communicate today to
congress the nature of his note to
Germany. How confidential was the
executive's statements to Stoue anu
the others remain to be seen.
It has been intimated in the past
that before the president took a final
decisive step that might involve tho
country in war. he would make known
his course to congress.
The cabinet meeting today, thero
was reason to believe, would not be
devoted to consideration of the com
munication. The cabinet members
gave their approval last Friday of
action being taken, the note in rough
form, being laid before them.
That the aliened abuse of the inter
national law and the principles of hu
manity is a continuing, live issue was
brought home, administration leaders
said today by yesterday's news of the
Austrian submarine attack on the
Russian bark lnipcrator. One Ameri
can citizen having been injured by
shrapnel fire, full investigation was
ordered by the state department.
It is still the profound hope of ad
ministration officials that a brf.-ik
with Germany may be avoided. The
communication leaves the way per
fectly clear for Germany to take such
action as will preclude the possibility
iof a further dangerous situation be
tween the two governments.
The president cites not only those
ships attacked during the lust ten
months with Americans aboard, but
also certain neutral vessels of other
nations attacked during the same in
Faction to Oppose Concessions.
BERLIN, April 18.—Reichstag lead
ers who recently led the light for a
more vigorous prosecution of subma
rine war are preparing to take a hand
in the new German-American crisis.
Three Bodies So Badly Burned
That Even Sex Could Not
be Determined.
NEW HA VEIN, Oonn.. April 18.—At
least five persons were killed, some of
them burned beyond recognition and
thirty-one persons were injured in the
collision between the Gilt Ed?re ex
press of the Now Haven railroad and
a local train at Bradford station, six
miles east of Westerly. R. I., last night,
These revised figures were announ
ced at the New Haven offices here to
The known dead are Mrs. O. Martell.
about 4fl years old. South Bridge. Mass.
Miss J. Clark, Westerly, R. I.
pltal In New London. The
Unsettled. Occasional showert.
Local temp—7 p. m. 60 7 a. m.
Views of United States on Submarine Warfare
Expected to be Put on the Cables
During the Day.
Caustic Comment is Being Made in Berlin Over
Expected Tone of the Note Being
Three unidentified bodies recovered
from the wreck were so badly charred
it could not be determined whether
they were men or women. All killed
were passengers. According to the
road's official announcement, thirty
five were injured, three seriously.
These three are at the Memorial hos-
it was learned today. They will op
pose to the utmost any further con
cessions. to the United States. If
necessary they will break the truce
agreed upon a short time ago and
direct open criticism against the gov
ernment, if there are any signs that
Germany intends to alter her subum
rine policies again to conform to
President Wilson's wishes.
The situation has suddenly grown
more tense with the arrival of re
ports that President Wilson has al
ready framed his new note to Ger
many and is about to forward it to
Berlin. Caustic comment is heard in
some quarters over his failure to
await the arrival of the exhibits for
warded by the German foreign office,
before making its decision. This fact
is accepted as partially corroborating
I English report that the new note is
to be more drastic than any of the
previous communications from tho
United States.
Though Chancellor Von Bethmann
Hollvreg is supported by the kaiser in
his desire to maintain friendly rela
tions with the United States, officials
are under pressure of public opinion
which is again growing more hostile
to the United States. The ruccess
of the new submarine campaign in
augurated March 1 is a strong argu
ment in the popular mind against
any change.
The Cologne Volks Zeitung. power
ful paper, declares the German gov
ernment has something more to do
than conduct formal examinations of
its returning submarine commander?
at the request of the United States,
every time an enemy merchantman
is sunk.
Message is Delayed.
[By Robert .1. Render. Pnited
Staff Correspondent]
bility of delay in the dispatch of the
president's latest—and perhaps last—
communication to tl:c German govern
ment appeared this afternoon, follow
inn the cabinet mectins which it
was read.
p-i S

The result was speculation rangiug
from what Ambassador Von Bern
storff may be ready to divulge at
meeting with Secretary Lansing lata
this afternoon, to belief that impor.
ant word has come from Gerard.
There are still some undetermined ele
ments in the submarine case, one hW
official said.
Indications strongly pointed to
some liitch, probably in a minor mat
ter—in plans to send the note imme-
(Continued on page 6.)
ljured were able to proceed on their
The cause of the wreck is unde
I "As far as we know,'' said the road's
I official statement today, all safety reg
nlat ions were obeyed. We are now in
The Boston to New Ixindon local
on which the dead were passengers,
was standing at** the Bradford sta
tion. Its flagman had run back to
place a torpedo on the track to warn
the oncoming Boston to New York
limited. He had to jump to avoid be
ing struck. The train crashed into
the local at about fifteen miles an
hour. A burst of flame followed the
crash and soon all four coaches of the
local were ablaze. *fhe fire spread
the passenger depot and the freight
house. The buildings with the four
coaches were totally destroyed.
The engine of the local train
"d«ad" at Bradford.
The conductor then told the pasBen
gers that the express would be alonsS'-
in a few minutes to take them on. He
I had hardly finished his trip through
the train when the crash came. Ttia
rev coa«h was completely iamnHHwj
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