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PRESIDENT WILSON HITS HARD
!■■■ AT THOSE WHO WOULD FORCE Washington, March 25.—President Wilson tonight issued a formal dec laration that propaganda is "disserni nating false reports on the Mexican sit uatlon to create intolerable friction be tween the government of the United States and the defacto government of Mexico fof the purpose of bringing about intervention." The president charged that sensa tional rumors ''wholly unjustified by j being dispatched "in the of Mexican the facts" ate interests of certain owners property." He added : ''The people of the United States should know the sinister influ ences that are afoot. "As has already been announced the expedition into Mextco was ordered un der an agreement with the defacto gov ernment of Mexico for the single pur pose of taking the bandit, Villa, whose forces had actually Invaded the ter ritory of the United States, and is in no sense intended as Invasion of that republic, or as infringement of its sov ereignty. Appeals to News Agencies. "I have therefore asked the several Dews agencies to help the administra tion In keeping this view of the sit nation constantly before both the peo pie of Ibis country and the distressed very sus *ry ready to believe people of Mexico who are «■eptible but nl that these impressions the views and object of our govern nt itself. Such conclusions, it must seid, are not unnatural, because thc main, if not the only source of in formation for the «people of both sides of the border Is the public press of the United States. In order to avoid the creatton of erroneous and dangerous imcresslons in this way. 1 have called upon the several news agencies to use the utmost care not lo give news ; regarding this expedition the color of war, to withhold stories of movements and military prepara tions which might be given that inter proceed from he ■ tor; t DiSPAMS Ï0 WASH A " (Continued from First Page.) the water and drowned. Fifteen to 20 others were drowned by the capsizing lifeboat. Eight or 10 others were washed off rafts and drowned. ? of the survivors who have thus far arrived in T^ond »n saw a periscope or a submarine. of Ni Claim Report is Confirmed. Taris, March 26. (Honda .)—An offl A statement, 'ssued by the ministry of marine, said that the Sus ex's cap tain saw a torpedo about 100 yards dis tant and mad- a # vain effort to man euver his ship to safety. The ministry of marine estimated that 50 iivcj were lost. BANDIT APPEARS (Continued from First Page.) Clan ira n yon he vas cirtually sur rounded by Colonel Dodd's column at his rear and Carranza troops near the stern mouth of the canyon at Ojo Do AguH. Moctezuma, La Guna and Villa Ahumada. Each detachment in field was marked bv pins-yellow and white headed the heads for A meric pins for the defacto government's fcrces. The Villa hand Gavira located In the canyon and a smaller group report ed just south of San Lorenzo were marked by black pins. Other American forces were indicated by pins 10 miles north of Cruces, another near the Cunibre tunnel and the main division here Gavira stated Pershing himself Is. near Casa3 Grandes, The remaining Carranza detach ments co-operating in the pursuit were at Tepehifanes, Cruces, Santa Clara, Bnbricoru, Temosachic, Santa Ana. Madera, Casas Grandes and yearson. No Late Advice*. Gavira admitted, however, that his pins had not been' moved for 36 hours because of the absence of advices on account of interrupted communications. •The Villlstas had cut w res south of Casas Grandes at two points. In his opinion, if Villa is in the hand Dodd is following, the chase will be over in days instead of months. He esti mated Dodd was 30 miles behind the bandits at last reports. Villa might reach the eastern outlet of the 200-mile long canyon, Gavira admitted, but would then be confront ed by large numbers of Carranza troops along the Mexican National railway. The country cast of the out let is level and Villa's chances of es cape will he nil. In Gavlra's opinion. There were outlets up the canyon's sides to the Guerrera mountains, Ga vira said. The defile abounds in springs hut can furnish an army little or no food. Its indistinct trails over rock* and along precipices are the only means bf travel in the canyon. Amer lean ranchmen and mine owners re eelved contradictory reports from their Mexican properties regarding Villa's whereabouts. One stated Villa and small follow Ing were going west .through the 8lerra Madre mountains toward Sonora. Another Possibility Suggested. The possibility that Villa has taken advantage of one of the Santa Clara canyon's outlets to reach the Hidalgo prepntlon, and to refrain from publtsh ing unverified rumors of unrest in Mexico. Î feet that it is most deair able to impress upon both our own peo pie and the people of Mexico the fact that the expedition Is simply a neces sary punitive one to punish marauders who raided Columbus and who infest the unprotected district near the bor der. which they use as a base in^mak ing attacks upon the lives and prop erty of our citizens within our own., territory. It is the purpose of commanders to co-operate in possible way with the forces of Gen eral Carranza in removing this cause of irritation to both sides and to leave Mexican territory as soon as that ob ject is accomplished. It Is my duty to warn the people of the United States that there are persons all along the border w f ho are actively engaged in or iginating and giving as wide currency as they can to rumors of the most sen sational and disturbing sorts which are wholly unjustified by the facts. The object of this traffic in falsehood Is obvious. "It is to create intolerable friction between the government of the United States and the defacto government of our every Mexico for the purpose of bringing ! about intervention in the interest of certain American owners of Mexican property. j but very 1 created, unnecessary bloodshed may re suit and the relations between the two republics may be much embarrassed! 'The people of the United States should know the sinister and un scrupulous influences that tire afoot and should be on their guard against crediting any story coming from the border; and those who disseminate thg ; news should make it a matter of pa triotism and of conscience to test the This object cannot be ob j tained as long as sane and honorable ! men are in control of this government, serious conditions may be source and authenticity of every report they receive from that quarter."_ He had country was also suggested, many followers in that section. El Paso officials turned from trying to locate Villa to ridding the city of Viliista "generals." Manuel Medinavieta and Manuel Banda, who were caught In the dragnet thrown out following the first "spy" scare, were ordered to leave. They de parted for Havana via New Orleans. The city officials also considered pass ing a resolution by Mayor Lea making the sending out of false reports about local conditions punishable by a fine of *200. El Paso business men planned to support the resolution Introduced by Senator Sheppard at their instigation for making Fort Bliss here a brigade post entitled to 5000 soldiers. AHERICAN8 HAD CLOSE All I O AU PI IP OC V I fil I \ ||j| \|l\\f 1 vlll«LU UI» UUUUL/l (Continued from First Page) ! ing Paris tonight could recall having Been the Baldwins after the explosion, j The fear is growing that they may have i been lost. ! P. W. Culbertson of Pittsburg, one I of the American survivors who was I enroule to France to join an ambu lance corps, reported to the American embassy that he last saw Miss Bald win lying In the midst of wreckage ' aboard the Sussex, bleeding from a wound in the head. A woman was at ! tempting to staunch the flow of blood. \ j , . , _ , 'Ambassador fcharp obtained affidavits f r °" several American survivors. He I told us upon our arrival here that he is not yet convinced that any Ameri cans lost their lives, in view of the contradictory reports. To Begin an investigation. The naval and military attaches of the American embassy left Paris to night for Boulogne to begin an lnves j tigation for the purpose of asoertaln 1 ing whether the Sussex was torpedoed ! or struck a mine. * They plan to ques tion the officers of the channel steam j cr and to examine the hull of the Sus | sex when she is dry docked. At least' i a dozen persons must have been killed ! outright wherf the explosion wrecked the forward part of the Sussex as she was nearing the French coast. I Others were mangled and hurled, wounded, into the water. How many of these perished before the boats reached them could not be learned ex actly tonight. Women survivors, sep arated from husbands or children are running about frantically seeking to learn if their relatives are among those reported landed at Dover. I had walked forward a short time before the explosion. Several dozen passengers, taking advantage of the clear weather, were on deck, despite the sharp atmosphere. It is incon ceivable that many of these could have escaped in the terrific blast that broke and splintered the fore part of the Sussex. t A man dived, overboard a moment H f ier the explosion. That started a panic. Several women jumped, carry ing children with them. Boats were p U t over on either side and began pick jpg ,,p those that jumped, but officers told me they were certain several were drowned. It was reported that one of the rescue boats capsized, causing fur ther loss of life, but this report could not be verified tonight. Wirslsss Operator Escapes. a Though the wireless house wae wrecked, the operator miraculously ( escaped serious Injury. He rigged up i®, temporary apparatus after several | hours' work and sent out the distress signals that finally brought the .Maria Theresa, a French trawler, and a Brit. isii destroyer to our aid. NM «d 10 BEEP TROOPS WEIL SUPPLIED Difficult Problem Confronts Army Headquarters at San Antonia—To Put Stop to False Reports. San Antonio, Tex., March 25.—The problem of keeping the American troops engaged in the Villa hunt sup plied with food and water tonight oc cupied the entire attention of Gen eral Funston and his staff, at army headquarters. Solution of this prob lem involves the establishment of a new base on the Mexican National and permission to use Mexican rail ways for transportation fit sumplies. Official reports of operations south of Casas Grandes are lacking. Noth ing has been received from General Pershing since early Friday, but the usual grist of rumors continued to shift In over the ^desert. The possi bility of serious consequences result ing from these frumors has brought re peated protests from General Funston. That headquarters Intends to put an abrupt Btop to false reports of upris ings against Carranza authority and other false rumors inspired by inter ested persons, was made plain by offi cers at Fort Sam Houston, who point ed out that circulation of these stories is practically certain eventually to bring real trouble. What methods are to be pursued was not divulged. . With substantial proof that all of the recent rumors of the slaughter of American ranchers and of unfriendli ness among Carranzlstas are utterly false, General Funston's staff tonight expressed considerable relief. All re ports from the front tend to confirm Funston's belief in Carranza's strength. Strategists Biggest Task. Until such permission is obtained the biggest task of the strategists di recting the Villa hunt is the element ary vital one of getting food to the men in the rangs. Automobile trucks are proving ineffectual ns the result of road trouble conditions. Reports to^ General Funston tonight indicated the trucks are continually breaking down under moderate loads. Colonel Sickle reported from Co lumbus that he had personally investi gated the story that three American ranchers had been killed south of Gib son ranch. The ' men, said Colonel Sickles, were surprised to hear of their reported deaths. Carranzista feeling in that district is said to be entirely friendly to Americans. Al I irADIII I Hill IV II III I A I I r I Ik ni i A WH II MAN UnLII VlHlIrl II ILU Drill 10 nClin AT DfTDIfCI [I/ X III U 11 ill til till I I If ■VJ l/ini/ ill 1/LilllLlaL I Berkeley, Cal., March 25.—Ishl, the noted "wild man" who was found liv ing the life of an aborigine in northern California died today. The Indian stood civilization for several years, then succumbed to on illness, and ex pired at the University of California this afternoon. Hunters found Ishl in the wild mountains up north. He had never heard of cities or anything like that. Even matches were unknown to him. He used fire sticks. They brought Ishi here and made him an attache of the University of California's anthropological museum. There he was studied and marveled at by scientists until his health failed. The *300 which Ishl got will be used in paying his funeral expenses. A funeral ceremony with many wierd features is being arranged, e > Ishi will be laid to rest with much primitive pomp and ceremony, as he desired. His affairs are in the hands of the public administrator, lshi's bows and rows, fire sticks and other curious treasures will be kept in the "museum. ar ONE OF PRETTIEST GIRLS IN CAPITAL I _ ... „ Ml»» Fmuletta smnn. Miss Pauletta Smith, daughter of Congressman George R Smith, of Minneapolis, Minn.. !* in Washing ton this winter attending a faeluon. | able girls' school. Miss Smith is on» of the prettiest young women in the j congressional set. ■ k > .. ... j, , V ' < * 4 * K \ i \ f ij ! T" HEADS AIR SCOUTS IN HUNT FOR VILLA jjM ! k €> v Captain Beniamin D. Fouloia. Captain Benjamin D. Foulois will Command the air scouts that will ac company the American troops into Mexico to capture Villa. Eight aeros will go with the fir., f.rce of troops and will be followed with a reserva force that is being formed now. _ VISIONS OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR SEEN BY WAITE New York Dentist Begs That Death May Come to Him as the Evidence Is Piling Up. New York, March 25.—In his cot in the prison ward at Bellevue hospital tonight Dr. Arthur Warren White, ly ing in a cold, terror-stricken sweat, saw a vision—it was the electric chair. He saw the guard come to his cell in I early dawn, he saw the death maren, felt himself with sagging knees and terror-mad brain being forced back in to the chair. Then the mask over his face, the cold electrodes on his legs and on his head. Then the moaning sigh of the deadly current. With John E. Peck, aged millionaire of Grand Rapids, his father-in-law, dead from P° l80n which Waite admit ted he purchased, evidence continually piling up revealing him as maintaining i "another woman" in the most expen I slve hotel in New York and his diary revealing numerous other affairs, White moaned and begged that death might come to him. Hated by His Bride. As the handsome young dentist tossed in mental torture he did not know that his bride of six months had said in Grand Rapids, ''I hate him!" He did not know that police in searching his 100 suits of clothes in hi srieh apartments had found new Incriminating evidence in the form of a diary mentioning numerous women. Neither did he know that the first "other woman," Mrs. Margaret Horton, had been found and that the district attorney's office believed he meant not only to harm the members of his own family, but his "studio" companion and her husband. With glassy eyes the erstwhile bon vivant lay on his back and stared and stared. Those near him knew his thoughts, but he did not say a word. He felt that the former butterfly was then undergoing worse than death— death which the prosecution now feel certain of in view of the evidence which has been piling up. Designs on Hortons' Lives. From Mrs. Margaret Horton, the other woman, whom he maintained at the luxurious Plaza hotel, and from her husband, Harry Mack Horton, engi neer, District Attorney Dooling late today learned that Waite may have had designs on the lives of the Hortons and at least two other persons, perhaps more. His diary, too, told secrets he thought forever locked in his bosom, What may have been the end of his career had not the suspicions of "K. Adams" been aroused could not even be imagined. * One foresaw the brilliant young doc tor i na constant whirl of love con quests, of the quick tirings of his loves, unceasing necessity of money and the easiest way out, whatever that ight be. "It seemed his disposition," said one. The late statement on the case issued by the district attorney's office is: Thought She Was Wealthy. "If the statements of Mrs. Horton can be corroborated it would appear, that Waite had designs on her life and that of her husband. Waite, it seems, thought she was a wealthy woman. He represented himself to her as a wealthy man engaged in stock specu lation and making himself a Croesus. "Not long after they became ac quainted, she says, he began to ques tion her about how much money she had and how much money her husband had. "Mrs. Horton had reason to believe, according to her statements, that Watte had planned to persuade her to take aomt kind of medicine. He often asked her if she did not think ehe ought to entrust her money and hus band's money to him." Prices right on HIAWATHA COAL, phone 333. Lump ST BS, stove 32. Perhaps the pork-brigade will take more kindly to a bigger navy when they learn there's a trough in the sea. Nailing a lie won't always keep [down. tf Spring Furnishings % 3 •7^: The Spring shirt ensemble shines with a radiance which betokens the presence of Spring. The colors of the rainbow have been 'artistically manipulated in fancy stripe and pattern effects. Stiff Cuff Shirts at $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50. Soft Cuff Shirts at $1.25 up. ; Silk Neckwear, 50c, 75c and $1.00. C 1 1 ' I «1» fin Spring Footwear Long receding custom toes with perforated vamp, blind eyelets, or eyelet stays and wing tips, aptly sum up the shoe style for Spring 1916. The Shoes come in gunmetal, black and tan vici kid, and mahogany tan Russian calf. The make is the FlorsHeim, for men and young men. ■ ; A w $ 5.00 and $ 6.00 « 0 ru m Clothiers, Furnishers and Hatters. 803 MAIN ST. DARING US HADE I dition kindly. The settlers bring huge hampers of home cooked food, Mexi can meal cakes, chile, preserved fruit. and candy. The soldiers Insist upon paying for the supplies. Fruit orchards forming a tinted border about the town, were in full bloom, but it was feared the cold weather would blight (Continued from First Page.) the crops. Both Major Sample and Captain Dagen today directed searching inves tigation of the report that three Americans were murdered by Mexican raiders near the Gibson ranch, but were unable to find any basis for the story. Sample was inclined to dis credit the report. j i I | i 1 ! | | ! j ! > OUTLAWS' SNIPING BOTHERING TROOPS Columbus, N. M., March 25.—Spor adic sniping by Mexican outlaws was reported tonight by Lieutenant Her bert Durgue, the daring aviator whose ,flight throug ha desert sandstorm amazed army officers today. In addi tion to a 4000 foot drop due to striking a wind eddy. Dargue's flight marked by a brush with snipers who put three shots through his aeroplane, one of which punctured his gasoline tank. Two bullets punctured the wings of Dargues military biplane, he reported. He wag 1 unable to see the snipers, but zig-zagged his course to escape their shots. Severe, criticism of the army aero planes was contained in a report being formulated tonight by officers of the aviation corps for transmission to 3eneral Funston. The report will be accompanied by a recommendation that be forwarded to the war department. Heavy construction of the planes and insufficient power in the engines are the chief criticisms of the aeroplanes. The low power is blamed for the dif ficulty which aviators have encounter ed in climbing to great heights on scouting expeditions. The report is regarded as an answer to Funstons unqualified criticism of the aerial op vas it A LITTLE TALK ON HAT- VITAL8 The first requirement is soft, downy fur of right felting properties. Ws test every hat to soe that wa'vs got it. Next the hat must bs formed with oars and patisnes — shrunk ' for just so long, stiffeaed with just so much shel lac, dipped in just the right kind of dye. Only whan all this is scrupulously done, do we begin to think about the eurfaoe polish. The difference shows when you go out on a rainy day. SB BOI8E, IDAHO orations, -which he characterized I "very poor." I A number of troops were detraining jot Columbus tonight for j connection with the expedition. It was wi " protect the *** pIacea f>°"* th , e commun - ! '«KJ*"""*« ° r 3 °' n the forces pur ' | j j ! as Douglas, Ariz., March 25.—Border alarmists were under a ban of popular service in REPORTS ALL QUIET ALONG THE BORDER i : ' . ' ■" : : 7 ', » i" 1 «Si ; -v 7: < A ■ SA d,,,v,7,yj tue mi j ' mm :J ; ■ : lM .• P FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Something ruddy tinged the gloom outside my door when I awoke. I smelt smoke. I made a panicky jump for Baby in her crib, grabbed Bobs from her bed, and called frantically to Jimmy. I sprang to the head of the stairs with the two children and took one wild look at the red pack of flames that had already cut off our escape. Trapped! I'll never forget the feeling as long as I live. I heard a rush from behind, and Jimmy sprang past us with the Pyrene. The first shot parted the curtain of fire like magic. Forward he went, annihilating the flames as he advanced. In two minutes the last shred was out. Then I fainted with gladness. After the miracle Pyrene wrought that frightful night, my husband put one on our car to protect us while we are driving. Besides, it saves him 15 per cent on his auto in surance each year. I think every woman should write for "Fire Fotos," the booklet that told me how to protect my home and children from fire. $7.25 each, complete with bracket, Inspected, approved, and labeled by the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. 750,000 in use. Idaho Electric Supply Co., Ltd. 911 Main St., Boise, Idaho. disapproval here today. Sheriff H. q Wheeler, after a tour of the county announced all quiet even in mining camps where the Mexicans outnumbei Americans 20 to one. There was some sentiment here lii favor of searching Mexicans' houses j for firearms. It is reported that rifles and ammunition have been hidden or j this side of the line. Although alarm! ist talk was frowned upon, an unclej current of uneasiness was nhtlceable , and there was a feeling that morj i troops would be welcomed.