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VOL. XIX. NO. 96.
Tenth Cavalry Attacks Ban
dits at Point Near
Aquas Calientes.
More Troops Needed as the
. Bandits Scattered in
Small Bands.
San Antonio, April ' 4.; More than
5 irty of Villa's men were killed in
fight Saturday between a detach
inent of the Tenth cavalry and ban
dits at Aguas Calientes, twenty miles
southeast of Bachinaba, according to
:report from Gen. Pershing today.
Colonel Brown, of the Tenth cavalry,
in his report to Gen. Pershing did not
mention the American losses.
Natives coming from Chihuahua
said Brown had surprised Villa's men
about noon while their horses were
grazing. They said that between
thirty and forty bandits were killed,
hut their statements lack confirma
tion. After the battle Brown is said
to have pursued' the bandits through
San Ar.tonio, Chihuahua." .
- News of the engagement was
brought by friendly .Mexicans to a
point near Rubio, where another' de
tachment of the Tenth cavalry, un
jfr Major Evans, halted yesterday.
At the time Gen. Pershing sent his
report to Gen. Funston he had not
received the official report from Col
onel Brown, but the fact that Gen
Pershing transmitted - it is an indi
ation that he credits it.
Brown caught the bandits during
'their siesta,' and, although army offi
cers here see in Brown's victory the
weakening of the morale " of Villa's
troops, it is considered only an inci
dent 'to the difficulty , in capturing
Villa. With his force apparently
broken up into marauding- bands
it is believed that .more troops mast
be, put into Mexico to effect the cap
ture. ' ' ,
Alleged Spy Brought to United
States for Probe Dynamite Plots
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At left, Captain Von Der Goltz, alleged German secret agent, and De
tective Sergeant Burst of Scotland Yard, photographed on deck of the
Finland when Von Der Goltz was brought to the United iStatfes for in
vestigation in connection with attempts that were made to hamper the
workings of the Canadian government, including an attempt to dynamite
the Welland canal. After leaving th e United States, Von Der Goltz is
said to have been arrested in England and compelled to choose between '
death in the tower of London as a spy or voyaging to the United States
for Investigation.
Government Engineer Tells
Board of Count's
Needs. '
"Walton County Leads In
Tick Eradication Work;
Decides to Levy a Tax
DeFuniak, April 4. The Walton county commis
sioners today agreed to levy a one-half mill tax in next
levy for tick eradication. This is the first county in
West Florida to take this official action.
Says $1,000,000 Bond Issue
Can Easily Pay For
All of the Work.
El Paso, April 4. The defeat of a
'4raradkof Villa followers was received
here 'quietly tonight. , Confirmation
that Villa himself is far to the south
and approaching parallel has diverted
attention here, to the railroad prob
lem. Army officers do not believe Gen.
Pershing can push, much further
without the-aid of railroads. They
say the number of men required to
hold the three hundred mile line of
communication is all out of propor
tion to the number of troop at
- Ftmston's disposal.
Three Mexicans, accused of a plot
jtQ start a revolt in Juarez in behalf
of Fells Diss have been ordered shot
tomorrow. Mexican authorities say
the plot originated In El Paso. The
plan was for the conspirators, to gain
control of the barracks while the
Carranza soldiers were away and
hold It unta their fellow conspirators
from El Paao arrived.
Babylon, L. I., April 4. William
Dudley, a hunter and guide, lay dead
today in his home .' where he had
wounded five persons and fought a
long battle with, the sheriff and four
teen " deputies who attempted to ar
rest him. , ..,
, Armed ...with-. rifles, shpt guns and
revolvers, Donley 'withstood siege by
the county authorities from noon yes
terday until early this moraing. "When
the attackers, after a long silence
forced their way into the Chouse, they
found Donley had almost blown the
upper part of his head off with a
shot gun. . The. body lay t.t the head
of the stairs where Donliy had for
hours kept the besiegers at bay.
The townspeople who had been
terror-stricken for more than twelve
hours while the . battle went on, flock
ed to the Donley house today to view
the scene.
Donley's friends believo he was
driven to temporay insanity by his re
cent arrest for shooting ducks out of
season and the imposition of a fine
of $600 which he could not pay. He
accused two of his neighbors of mak
ing the rnplaint against him and,
opening fire on them with a shot gun,
wounded both. A third neighbor who
Intervened also was woundd. Donley
then fired several shots at his wife
and at the wife of a neighbor, slight
ly wounding the latter. For hours
thereafter Donley fired at any per
son who came near his home. A po
liceman attempting to arrest him was
shot In the arm and leg.
Washington. April 4. The United
States again has renewed its repre
sentations to Gen. Carranza regard-
rssr the shipment of supplies to Gen,
Vershing over the Mexican railroads.
A dispatch sent to Special Agent
Eodgers at Queretaro instructed him
to enre Carranza to fulfill his prom
iie. Funston has been delayed In
sending shipments because Carranza
has not notified his subordinates at
News of the second fight was re
ceived here tonight from Funston.
.London, April 4. The German at
tack against the French first line of
trenches south of Douaumont and
northeast of Verdun was repulsed and
the Germans retreated in disorder to
ward Chauffeur Wood. " In the same
sector, north of Caillette Wood the
French continued their ,advance while
the German ' assault ' on the town of
Haucourt, nortwest of Verdun fail
ed. The German attack on the
French trenches near Seppois, in the
Vosges mountains, was stopped. i
Artillery action in the Dvinsk re
gion on the Russian front has in
creased, but there are no changes of
positions. o ' '
Austrian? occupied . Border ilidge
between Lobbiaalta and Mount Fumo,
formerly held by the Italians.
The fourth Zeppilin raid in four
days was made on England Monday.
Berlin says the Yarmouth fortifica
tions were attacked. , No casualties
were reported here, and no damage
done. '
Russia's new war minister, General
Chouvaieff, says a re-organization of
some departments of the Russian
army is necessary and more equip
ment is needed.
Austria, like Germany, has inform
ed Holland that no Austrian subma
rine sank the Tubantia.
Appearing before the county com
missioners last night just before his
departure for Washington and after
he had concluded his survey of the
roads of Escambia county, Govern-
ment Highway Engineer George Bur-
rell told the board that he had con-
! 'fluffed Vn urnrlr nlannol fn-r a narnna.
nent road system that would be sec
ond to none in the south, had selected
those highways which he considered
of the most importance for improve
ment and had recommended the erec
tion of two steel and concrete bridges,
one at Ferry Pass and the other at
Nunez Ferry. This report, said the
engineer,' had been forwarded to
Washington that, the various items
might be checked and verified and
that it. will soon be returned to the
board. 5 .
He said that inljjs report he had
recommended the paving of one hun
dred miles of modern concrete sur
faced roads, with concrete and steel
culverts. . These roads are from Pen
sacola to Atmore, Pensacola to Nunez
Ferry and Pensacola to Ferry Pass, I
with concrete and steel bridges across
the rivers at the two latter places and i
that the proposed million dollar bond
issue would more than cover the cost
of this work.
Mr. Burrell said hfs reportIn ad
dition to fully covering the above, will
also talce in the necessary trunk lines
and the upkeep of same in . order to
make a complete and feasible system
of roadway second' to none In the
south. , The. engineer said he was un
biased in his selections of roads to
be improved and only viewed it from
the standpoint of the greatest good
to the greatest number.
, After the .department of agricul-
tuxe completes the checking of figures
contained in the report it will be sub
mitted to the board and made public
Harrisburg, Va., April 4. After
confessing, according to the police,
that she sent boxes of poisoned "April
fool" candy to the Kyger sisters, Mrs.
Margaret Sipe, aged 55, was placed in
jail at Gottoes today.
Mrs. Sipe is alleged to have admit
ted a strong dislike for the sisters be
cause of the attentions of her son,
and to have said, "the devil made her
put poison in the candy and send it to
them." - ..;
Boxes of the candy were received
through the mail by Lilly Kyger and
her sister, Mrs. Hattie Baugher, of
Basic City. These two and a younger
sister, Cora, became ill from eating
the candy and are now out of danger.
The woman's daughter, Lessie Sipe,
told the police she wrote the "April
fool" notes enclosed in the boxes, at
her mother's request, but did not sus
pect the candy was poisoned.
Norway Seeking
To Place Blame
for Sunken Ship
London, April 4, A Copenhagen
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
Company ; says that the Norwegian
government has requested, the Ger
man government to investigate
whether German submarines were re
sponsible for the torpedof.ng of "the
large number of Norwegian ships de
stroyed recently. If it is proved that
German submarines were responsible,
Norway will remand full compensa
Washington, April 4. Treasury of-
ficials said today that Carl E. Whlt
ney, a New York lawyer, had filed
charges that a number of deputy in
ternal collectors there are involved in
the tobacco frauds. Only a part of
the more than 100 deputy collectors
are suspected. The frauds involve
hundreds of cigar and cigarette manu
facturers in which the government is
believed to have lost $20,000,000 in
uncollected internal revenue.
Mr. Whitnew made his charges to
Assistant Secretary Malburn, but de
clined to give the names of deputies.
He Is counsel for some of the cigar
manufacturers and official j here un
derstand he will use his iaformation
if his clients come to trial. An in
vestigation is being mado by John
Z. Lowe, collector at New York.
Accordng to treasury officials, Mr.
Whitney charged that colle ctors have
not only been receiving regular re
mittances weekly from tnanuf acturers,
but in- some- cases have approached
other manufacturers and pointed out
the ease with which they could escape
Washington. April 4. A continu
ing and definl? policy of flood con
trol and river improvement under., the
direction of a waterways council,
headed by a president, has been rec
ommended to congress by three cab
inet members recently aske3 by
President Wilson to draw a pian.
The plan was presented to the
house flood control committee today
by Senator Newlands. It urges that
a waterways council, composed of
the president, secretaries of war, in
terior, agriculture and commerce,
work with a subordinate board of
engineers, that work on the Missis
sippi be continued and expenditures
met with the sale of national bonds.
The board recommended to the gov
ernor the appointment of J. A. Clark
as inspector of timber.
The notary public bonds of John G.
Welsh, M. O. Ortell, John P. Stokes
and B. R. Coleman were approved.
C. E. Dobson. representing the Ro
tary club, requested the board to have
County Surveyor Lee survey the pro
posed road from the head of the la
goon to the gulf beach. The . board
decided that r inasmuch as the right
of way had not been deeded to the
county it were not authorized to em
ploy a surveyor to do the work.
W. L. Chance and C. C. Driver of
Bogee appeared and entered a protest
against Commissioner Baggett work
ing county employes and prisoners in
the construction of the road from
Hudson's ferry to Chumuckla Springs,
as well as furnishing . material for
bridges on that road, saying the peo
ple of McDavid had guaranteed to
supply all necessary material as well
as stump the right of way. They
claimed this had not been done and
that Commissioner Baggett is using
the county's money for material and
Commissioner Baggett stated that
McDavid people had stumped the road
in accordance with their agreement,
but the lumber furnished could not
be used and contended the McDavid
people had completed their part of
the contract.
The board decided to defer action
New York, April 4. Major Gen
eral John F. O'Ryan, commanding
the New York national guard, an
nounced a plan tonight to concentrate
ten thousand guardsmen in Greater
New York along the south shore of
Long island for maneuvers on
May 21. ?
' He said he considered Ltmg Island
the most vulnerable spot on the 'At
lantic coast. The concentration would
be made, he said, In private automo
biles : and those who have been ad
vocating preparedness are asked to
donate automobiles.
Washington, April 4. xiic fate of
the federal volunteer plan of the sen
ate army bill -is m doubt tonight. Be
fore the senate recessed, Chairman
cnamDeriain asked that the vote be
deferred until tomorrow, because
many, senators were absent.' Sen
Lee, of Maryland, and. Lewis, of Illi
nois, and other senators opposed the
federal volunteer provisions of the until next Tuesday.
measure. ; i
Vardaan said that if the Balti
more n1-' ei V-J - -.
ise of the present . bill the "present
OCCUpSUiV Oi w.i
not be there." ' j
l aon t Know who is going to suc
ceed him," said Vardaman, "but if we
have a man who is color blind on
the race question we could have or
ganized under this .volunteer section
a regiment composed entirely of ne
groes." He said he was not willing for the
senate to adopt such, a proposal with
out calling attention to that phase.
Federalization of the national
guard was also attacked. Senators
Lodge and Weeks, of Massachusetts,
defended the federal volunteers, but
attacked the national guard feature.
Austria Fights
- to Guarantee Her
Ally Square Deal
London, April 4. Count Stephen
Tisza, the Hungarian premier is quot
ed from Buda Pest, according to the
Exchange Telegraph Company's cor
respondent at Amsterdam as stating
in an interview that Austria-Hungary
is not fighting to secure new terri
tory but merely is united with Ger
many in a struggle until a fair and
satisfactory conclusion is reached.
"That is all we want, he Is re
ported to have said. The premier de
nied that Austria is "sick of the war,
but admitted that the war was long,
hard, and painful for alL ,
Myrtle Grove Will Be Scene
of Meeting and Speak
ing Today.
London, April 4. The explosion of
a powder factory in Kent has caused
the death or; injury of 200 persons, it
was announced officially today.
The following statement was given
"The ministry of munitions reports
with great regret that during the
week-end a serious fire broke out in
a powder factory, which led to a series
of explosions in the works. The fire
was purely accidental. It was dis
covered at midday and the last of the
explosions took place shortly after 2
in the afternoon.
"The approximate number of cas
nalties is 200.
J. L. Godfrey, of Louisville,
and W. A. McRac, of Tal
lahasse, Among Speakers.
Today will be a big day at Myrtle
Grove. The people of tliat enterpris
ing section have prepared to celebrate
the completion of the first commun
ity dipping vat, and they have invited
all Escambia county ts came and
join with them In" properly celebrat
ing the event. The indications are
that many will accept tmd a banner
crowd Is expected to be on hand for
the speaking. Among those who
will speak are J. L. Godfrey, of
Louisville, connected with the L. & N.
agricultural staff, who will talk of
tick eradication and the dipping vat
as the only method of ridding the
county of the tick, and W. A. McRae,
of Tallahassee, commissioner of agri
culpture of Florida, who has promised
to come over for the occasion and
make a short address on the value of
the community dipping vat and the
money to be made by farmers
through cattle raising.
About fifteen or twenty owners of
automobiles have promised their cars
for the parade that is to pass throurrh
the streets, but the committee in
charge of the celebration want nh'vJ
forty. They will meet i. the r-v -
of Palafox and Governaiant f'' .
and, headed by a brass band ru
automobile truck, will . pass f1
the principal streets of the cU .
then proceed to Myrtle Grove; .-
A practical demonstration of .
dipping vat, which has jt.at been c ;
pleted there, will be made, a ul
lunches will be available for all who
go from Pensacola.' '
One of the reasons for the gather
ing is the decision to properly or
ganize Escambia county to fight the
cattle tick. An association will ba
formed during the day, officers elect
ed and plans mapped out for a cam
paign in this county.
British Would
Salvage fcfcL-J5M
In Thames River
London, April 4. The British aero
nautical institute has asked the gov
ernment's permission to undertake at
its own expense 4 the salvage of the
Zeppelin L-15 which is lying in' shal
low water off the mouth' of the
Thames. , The institute believes the
Zeppelin can be saved, rebuilt and
launched against the enemy within
three months.
Commander of
Army Aviation
Service TSfamed
Wireless Tests
With Stations
In Spain Soon
Washington, April 4. The big navy
wireless at Arlington is being tuned
up for new trans-Atlantic tests with
stations in Spain in a week or ten
days. The tests will be made at the
requests of the Spanish government.
An improved refined wireless re
ceiver, the invention of a prominent
Spanish scientist, will be tried at sev
eral stations in Spain. Both day and
night tests will be made, American
officials hoping they will result in
more extensive use of the wireless in
the day time, now seldom practicable.
Captain Bullard, of the navy wire
less service stated today that the de
partment planned to equip several
more vessels cf the Atlantic fleet with
wireless telephone apparatus upon the
fleet's return from Guantanamor
where experiments are being had
with the telephone instruments of the
four battleships now equipped.
Swiss Frontier
Will Be Worked
Night and Day
Berne, Switzerland, April 4. The
Swiss government is considering the
marking of the frontier with signs
visible at a long distance by daylight
and illuminated at night to as to avoid
such mistakes as German aviators re
cently made in bombarding a Swiss
village. Negotiations on. the subject
have begun with Germany.
Texas River on
Recent Rampage
Now Subsiding
Dallas, April 4. The crest of the
flood In the Trinity river passed Dal
las last night and today the river was
falling. The highest point reached
was S9.8 feet. There was some loss
of live stock in the lowhmds by per
sons who did not heed the local
weather bureau's warnin;r. Otherwise
there was little damage.
Washington, April 4. Lieutenant
B. Q. Jones, of General Scriven's of
fice has been ordered to the Curtis3
testing grounds at Newport News, Va.
to supervise tests of the eight new
biplanes recently ordered for Mexican
Lieutenant Colonel George O.
Squier, recalled from his post as mili
tary attache at London, will be as
signed to command the army avia
tion school at San Diego, it was of
ficially anonunced today. Army of
ficers expect that he later will be
placed in command of the entire avia
tion service.
London, April 4. The account of !
the Shackelton antarctic auxiliary
steamer Aurora published here today
reveals the sufferings of the party
on board from cold, hunger and lack
of water and coal.
The pressure of the ice pack on
the vessels during the period of
months was so severe that many
times the party was on the point of
abandoning the ship and taking to
their sledges. As to the loss of the
rudder, the account says: "Heavy
fioes, ten feet thick, closed in on us,
nipping the vessel fore and aft. The
force must have been, tremendous, for
the steel bound rudder, weighing six
tons, was bent over to starboard and
twisted like a corkscrew.
On one occasion, J. R. Stenhouse,
first officer of the Aurora, wrote in
his diary:
"I am afraid the ship's back will
break if the pressure continues. We
have poured a carboy of sulphuric acid
on the ice astern in the i opes of rot
ting the ice and relievixg the pres
sure on the stem post."
During May of last yeir there was
a long spell of fine weather. On
moonlight . nights the crew playedk
, football on the ice. A

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