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EL PASO, TEXAS, Saturday Evening, Marck 22, 1913 28 Pages FOUR SECTIONS TODAY. Week-End Edition A I A I J WBATIliSK KORBCAT. UnsettSed Tonight and Sunday; Warmer Tonight. EL m mmm tl 3 DISPLEASES EL PASO Business Men Do Not Hesi tate to Speak Out Against the Affair. KEEP SMITH IN IS UNANIMOUS CRY G ERRYMANDERING has no place in the economic policy of EI Paso, and any plan to 'withdraw j congressman W. R. Smith from con gress and from his valuable position as chairman of the irrigation commit tee will be opposed just as the Colorado water hog steal was fought to death, according to El Paso business men and property owners, the men who pay the freight. "I will not be quoted about it." said mayor C. E. Kelly, when asked for an expression today. Others had ro hesitancy in denouncing the gerry mander. As chairman of the executive com mittee of the Water Users association. Felix Martinez spoke right out in meeHn " Saturdav morninsr atrainst the proposed gerrymander. Mr. Mar- . tinez is one of the largest land owners and taxpayers in the district. "This thing is the most dangerous EI Paso has confronted in its history." Mr. Martinez said. "On behalf of the Water Users' association I wish to go on record as opposing any political play which will deprive us of the services of congress man W. R. Smith. The changing of congressmen now means delays, misun derstandings and complications that may cause the loss of millions to the people concerned in the irrigation project. It has taken Mr. Smith many vars of hard work and assiduous study to become acquainted with the irrigation subjects and the complexi ties of the matter. He is well liked by the administration from the president to the smallest clerk. He is chair man of the irrigation committee of congress, a position which no new man oould expect to get and that item alone means wonders to El Paso and the El Paso valley. "The district proposed is so large that Its creation would be a detriment to El Paso because of the diversified interests Included in it. When the people understand what this means they will rise and demand that the present district and " congressman W. R. Smith be kept Don't "Swap Horse. "Let's don't do any horse swapping while crossing a stream," H. B. Stevens savs about the proposed gerrymander. Congressman Smith is chairman of he irrigation committee and he has been of invaluable service to Bl Paso and this district. The district as planned Is not desirable for any part of it and IT is not fair to shoestring it to boost .someone's political S What "KT"Palk -wishes and aH she wishes Is a square deal and we usu ally get that if we have to go after it with a club." .k-n Snlfb Where He !'.' Judge Beauregard BryaX. who has J been in touch with. the national con gress and knows what congressman Smith has done and can do. says that it would be a calamity to unseat him at this time. "It is all important to keep congressman Smith where he is, judge Bryan says. "He is influental in congress and I know what this .n fluence means in Washington. It would be extremely unfortunate to have him removed at this time lor any political gerrymander. He is our congressman and It Is up to us to stand behind him and for him. Bl Paso "Will Lose. "I think Jt Is an awful loss to have W R. Smith go out of congress II Wis gerrymander means that," said Sam -Blumenthal. city alderman. "Smith has been with the Elephant Butte project from the beginning and has been m- valuaDie " 1 j-o. When this thing is changed, -n .ui ii.v. Tin eAncrressman, El for the rest of the new district will do he electing and El Paso will not have the power it now has. said B. iu menthal. Smith Faithful. T M. Wingo, vice president of the Rio Grande Valley Bank and Trust company. "Congressman Smith has been a faithful representative in con fess for this district and I would hate to see anything done that would hurt his chances for reelection. He has been a faithful, efficient and satisfactory representative." Winchester Cooley. vice president and manager of the Rio Grande Valley Bank and Trust company: "Anything that harms congressman Smith harms us. Is For Smith. J. X. Wyatt, vice president of the First National bank: "I am for Mr. Smith for congress and I would like to see him In congress representing the district which Includes Bl Paso county. SHIP GOES ASHORE; CREW IS RESCUED .Jrimsby, England. March 22. The French bark Mar.e. from San Francisco to Hull, at the end of her long voyage todav. met with disaster and destruc tion "here. Her captain and crew of 24 men were saved by the Trawler Amer. The Marie went ashore before day break at Haisborough, in the North Sea. during a blissard. It was quickly pounded to pieces by terrific seas. The crew was in a desperate plight when he Amer came up and took off the crew, making several perilous trips. The captain and mate of the Marie refused to leave their ship until every man had been saved. The Amer"s life boat was too much battered by the waves to return for them and the stew ard of the Frenrh bark, who had al ready been saved, dived from the Amer with a life line and swam back to the wreck. He and the captain and mate were ultimately dragged through the sea to the rescuing vessel. BRITISH SHIP SAVES CRKW OF "" AB VNDONED DUTCH SCHOONER Kev West. Fla.. March 22.. The E,-.,ch steamer Reliance, off Sand Key last night, reported having Picked up seven men. comprising the 1 officers I and crew or tne j-niicu wnwier vcu ture, from St Martines, which had been abandoned in latitude 27 north, longi tude 85 west The pilot boat Is'onpanel has gone in search of the Venture. THRKE WHALING SHIPS START FOR ALVSKA; TRADE IS ACTIVE. Seattle. Waslu March 22. The old time sea faring trade of whaling, once believed to be on the verge of ex tinction is brightening up again in Alaskan waters. Today three steam whalers armed with harpoon guns. left for the north, as the vanguard of a fleet to follow. More whalers will sail from Seattle this Tear than ever before. During the past two years the new type of vessel has proved a lucrative success. BLIVD MAX. AGED 77 YEARS, CI TS THROAT WITn KNIFE p asant Grove, Utah, March 22J Blind -i- .11 with pneumonia, Andrew C .mpin 77 i ears of age. committed ,.'. 1 ' sla?hinr histhroat tvith his ,-.jD.sons pocker """ '" , T TIL IS HALTED Witness in Land Fraud Case Says Receiver Erased Bal linger's Name From Book. JUDGE LANDIS ORDERS INQUIRYMADEATONCE c HICAGO. 111., March 22 Testimony that the books of Albert C. rrost &, Co. had been chaBged while they were in the hands of a receiver, to day halted the trial against Sir. Frost anil his four associates charged with Alaskan land frauds, and directed the inquiry into other channels In the words of judge Landis, before whom the trial is being conducted, "the question of the United States against Mr. Frost and the other defendants is a small offence com pared with the charge just made.' When A. C. Frost i. Co. failed three years ago, George M. Seward, one of the defendants in the land fraud charges, was appointed receiver and the books were turned over to him. A. C. Frost & Co.. a corporation, is distinct from Mr. Frost's interests in the Chicago and Milwaukee electric rail road, and the Alaskan Central railroad. Savs Bollinger's Name Erased. On examination by D. B. Townsend, special assistant attorney general, Wandtke, a bookkeeper for Frost, testi fied that since the books had been turned over to Mr. Seward as receiver certain names had been erased. Among the names which had been erased was that of Richard A. Ballinger, former United, States land commies toner and secretary 01 the interior. Judge Landis questioned the witness himself. '"At whose direction did you erase the name of Mr. Ballinger?" asked thegudge. "At the request of Mr. Seward and Mr. Frost." Court Sends for Books. - Judge Landis ordered the bailiff to summon several United States deputy marshals. They appeared a moment later and arrayed themselves before the door of the court room. The jury was excused and Mr. Saward was called before the bench. The deputy marshals entered. "Go to Mr. Frost's office." said the judge, "and seek out and bring into court every booK of Mr. Frost's that Is supposed to be in the hands of a re ceiver. Attorneys for the defence objected tp the proceedings. "Tour honor has no right to give such an order." protested Amos R. Maraton. "This issue is entirely aside ifray -tfce trial of Mr. Frost and his assistants for land frauds. We haven't been called in here to defend this case." "Go get the books: what are you -waiting for?' ordered judge Landis, in terrupting further remarks of Marston. ONLY STARVATIONS MAKE TURKS YIELD Commander .of .Ottoman Force .at Adrlanople Distributes Food to Civilian Attacks of Be- srlegers Futile. Adrianople, March 22. (By wireless to Constantinople.) Shukri Pasha, the commander of this fortress, and his troops are determined to continue the defence they have now carried on for five months, and all reports as to of fers made by them to surrender may be dismissed as pure inventions. Only starvation can force the capitu lation of the beleaguered garrison. Food is still regularly distributed among the population by the military authorities and there are considerable supplies. Perfect order prevails in the city. The Bulgarian besiegers are making no progress and their occasional as saults have been futile. The Intermit tent bombardment has done no harm to the defending forts. ' Discord is said to prevail among the allied armies. The Servians brought up to assist the Bulgarians in the siege re main idle In their lines and are not par ticipating in any of the active opera tions. The report from Sofia that Shukri Pasha had ordered the Greek and Ar menian priests to be hanged because they had drawn attention to the alleged, miseries of the population is ground less. AMBASSADORS RECALLED: BIG CHANGE IX BALKAN CRISIS. London. Eng March 22. -The new crisis in the Balkans led today to the instant Tecall from their Easter vaca tions of the ambassadors in London of the European powers. The party met In conference this afternoon to discuss the situation. Charge Atrocities to Montenegrins. A dispatch from Vienna says: Telegrams received here from Cat tero and Cettlnje show that unre strained savagery and barbarism con tinue in Albania and that the Monte negrins still perpetrate inhuman atrocities. In the village of Schasschare, near Uskup, Servian soldiers have com mitted indescribable cruelties on the women and the boys and men have been sent away. Similar crimes have been committed by Servian soldiers at Letnica, which, like Schasschare. is in habited solely by Albanian Catholics. In Karasacrh. 296 farm houses were burned by Mohammedan Albanians and all the males who did not flee were shot by soldiers. In all 238 men were slain without mercy. RUSSIA MAY TAKE IIAXD IX BALKAN SITUATION' Paris, France, March 22. Austria Hungary's isolated action against Mon tenegro is looked upon with consider able anxiety here. It is believed that a naval demonstration off the Montene grin coast will, in the present temper of the Montenegrins, result in an armed collision. Should such a clash occur. Russia, it is believed, certainly would intervene. GERMAN'S FBAlt AUSTRIA MAY INVADE MONTENEGRO. Berlin, Germany. March 22. The German foreign office learned today that armed operations against Monte negro by the Austrian navy may be expected soon. An Austrian squadron is now maneuvering off the Monte negrin and Albanian coasts. GREBICS RAISE BLOCKADE. Washington, D. C, March 22. The Greek government has raised the blockade on the coast of Epirus from Prevesea northward to 48 degrees, four minutes north latitude, according to official reports today from the American legation at Athens. GREEKS SEIZE GERMAN SHIP. Bremen. Germany, March 22. Greek warships today seized the German steamer Irmingard off the island of Lemnos In the Aegean !ea. She sailed irom rarry, waies on eoruarv 28 ri-r i Genoa. No details of the reason for her I capture arr giifn in the telegram re- j ceipd hi the- owners. I F BY COURT SENATEWRONO CAUSES NO SHAME Members Gerrymander Smith's District Without Blush of Cheek. COLQUITT "CALLS" THE LEGISLATORS AUSTIN. Tex, March 22. Without a blush of shame for the out rage against the El Paso dis trict, which i3 made to extend past San Antonio, to the Travis county line, the Texas senate yesterday afternoon, by a vote of 24 to 6, adopted the report of the free conference committee on the congressional redistrictinsr bill The house has deferred action until Monday on adoption of the report. According to this free conference committee report. El Paso county is in the 14th instead of the 17th district. The report, however, shows the same list of counties as wired yesterday, with the exception that Maverick county was taken ont and Comal county substi tuted. Comal is another south Texas county, extending east past San An tonio and bordering on Travis. This makes the district 70S miles long. The new district now consists of the fol- Jowing counties: Comal Kinney, Ed wards, Bandera, Kendall, Blanco. Gll- -lispie. i,iano. Mason. Kerr, Kimball. Menard, Tom Green, Schleicher, Sutton, Val Verde, Terrell. Brewster, Presidio, Jeff ravis. El Paso. Culberson Rwtm Pecos, Loving, Ward, Winkler, Andrews Ector, Crane, Upton, Midland, Martini Howard, Glasscock, Reagan Crockett. Mitchell, Sterling and Irion. Colquitt Lectures Legislature. Governor Colquitt stirred the legis lature last evening to a high pitch, when he submitted a message bristling with ginger, in which he pointed out that the lawmakers have been frittering away the time and have not passed an of the platform demands. He recited the various measures that were recommended by the Democratic party and ignored by the legislature, and said that not one of these pledges had been redeemed. He said that un less the legislature passed the peniten tiary bond bill, he would be forced to pardon many of the convicts in order to reduce the cost of maintaining them. The message was not read in the senate, but was read in the house and caused a stir. Adjournment For April I. An effort was made to rescind the sine aie adjournment decision for April 1, but this failed, as did also a 1 resolution that provided for consider- I ation of the platform demands. ine governor also intimated taat he may not call a special session. The house yesteBayteraoen passed finally the Brelsford senate bill, giving those whose lands have been forfeited for vnpayment of interest the pref erence right to repurchase It within 0 days. The house engrossed the Collins sen ate employes' comDemutlon ihlll The women s property rights bill was today filed in the state department, hpvlng been signed and approved by the governor last night. The bill now becomes a law. On a Junketing Trip. Regardless of the little work that it has accomplished, the legislature found time today to take a junketing trip to the A & M. college, at College Station, and there is nothing doing in a law making way. Extra Seftaton. Governor Colquitt is not in favor of extra sessions has never been since he has been in officp and now he does not favor calling an extra ses sion of the legislature. He believes that even now the lawmakers still have time in which to pass the general appropriation bill and also the plat form demands While this is possible, it may be stated that the legislature has no intention of passing the gen eral appropriation bill during the re maining days of the present session. The governor may let the lawmakers go home and recall them some time during the summer for that purpose; although this course does not appear likely. The general belief seems to prevail that the governor will imme diately recall the legislature and sub mit only the appropriation bill and the platform demands for consideration. Should this course be pursued, it will mean another 36 days of the law- maKing business at Austin. No Appropriation Bill. The fact that the house has no in tention, of even considering the ap propriation bill during the remainder of the "present session was shown when a motion was overwhelmingly defeated in the house to devote the afternoon and night to the considera tion of the measure. Many important measures which are now in advanced stages of legislation are now in a critical condition, as with the date for adjournment fixed, opponents of any of these-' measures may resort to dila tory tactics and thereby defeat meri torious measures. There has been no final action on any of the stringent liquor bills, and the Burgess-GIasscock general irrigation bill is also another measure which may be said to be in danger. The mining law and El Paso school of mines are also not yet safe. Representatives Surges and Harris are to make a strong effort to pass the general irrigation bill and the bill pro- :''"s Vi,, e esiaonsnment of tne School of Mines at El Paso. Amendlnzr rnn.tffnjinn Out of the so proposed amendments to the constitution which have been introduced In both branches of the Stur,e' at lea8t on of the number will be finally adopted and submitted i .. , 2ple- Jt lB senate joint reso lution No. 18 by senator Weinert. which seeks to amend section 49. of article 3, so as to allow the issuance or bonds for permanent improvements of the University of Texas and the Agricultural and Mechanical college. More ConcrcNxmen Arrive. The colony of congressmen here to look after their interests in the matter of redisricting has been !n Sea1Sedby tne arrival of congressman Bob Henry of Waco, and congress man Oscar Galloway, of Comanche. Both were invited to address the legis lature. Both spoke for a few minutes in the senate. cpu JI,Ia nnn Coca t:Ia. The socalled 'Coca Cola bill.," sena tor Colli ns's bill proposing to forbid the sale of drinks or foods containing caffeine, has received a favorable re port from the senate judiciary com mittee No. 2. The bill provides that sale of drinks or food containing caf feine will be constituted a misde meanor. Unlawful to Give TIp. If there is no giving there will be no receiving" argues senator McNealus In favor of his anti-tipping bill, which he has introduced in the senate. Sena tor McNealus comes from a cit where tips are essential to sruci and he Is strongly opposed to tipping He m- (Continued on Next I'ase ) WORK KEEPS AT HISJSK President Foregoes Pleasure of Attending Ball Game and Remains in Office. GUTHRIE IS SELECTED FOR POST IN MEXICO w ASHINGTON, D. C, March 22. President Wilson had such a busy program ahead of him today that he had to forego the half holiday to which he has long been ac customed on Saturdays. The president decided not to attend the Princeton Georgetown baseDall game this after noon. Sough he is to receive the mem bers of the Princeton team Mondsy. For the Easter holidays there was a gathering of Wilson relatives at the white house. Professor Stocton Axson. of Princeton university, a brother of Mrs. Wilson, and FiUwilliam McMas ters Woodrow, a Princeton student and cousin of the president, were among them. Senators Reed. Thomas. Hughes, Ba con. Hoke Smith. Culberson and John son, of Maine, had separate engage ments with the president. YIee Crusaders Confer With wuion. Illinois vice crusaders, the senatorial commission headed by Lieut. Gov. Bar rett CHara. is in Washington today seeking to nationalize the scope of their inquiry. To that end the commission first sought the aid of president Wilson, with whom they conferred at the white house. After outlining to the president the results of the inquiry in Illinois, which revealed in many instances that girls and young working women were paid less than a living wage and that many of them led double lives, the commissioners requested the president to call a conference of state governors to start a systematical federal and state campaign to better working con ditions of women throughout the na tion. ' After lieutenant governor O'Hara bad urged president Wilson to call a -conference of governors of representatives of various state vice commissions, sen ator Juul urged an appropriation by congress for homes 'for girls in six or seven great industrial centers where wemen, traveling from state to state could be cared for while seeking em ployment. Considers Projects In China. President Wilson took under consid eration a' further develODment of the administration's policy toward China, when he was asked what might be the attitude of this government toward business enterprises la China by Amer ican capital ist s independent oi gov ernment aid. , George Bronsbn Rea, confidential ad viser of Sun Yat Sen. and technical sec retary of the Chinese railway commis sion, arranging for 10,000 miles of trunk ltae railways in China, had a -conference with the president at which he gave Mr. Wilson details of the pro ject and told him that American cap ital would participate in the railway constitution. Mr. Rea was particularly Interested to know just how far this government would go in supporting contracts be tween American interests and the gov ernment of China, and he learned that the president was not ready to make any announcement and was asked to prepare a memorandum of the situation. Remnen Board May be Dissolved. Conferences between Dr. Ira B. Rem sen, president of the socalled "Rem sen Pure Food Board," secretary Hous ton, of the department of agriculture, and president Wilson, led to reports that the Remsen board soon would be dissolved. Neither secretary Houston nor Dr. Remsen would make positive statements. McComb Declines Post in France. Wm. F. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic national committee, has is sued the statement announcing that he had declined to become ambassador to France. President Wilson had dellayed sending the nomination to of Mr. Mc Combs to the senate at the request of Mr. McCombs. "I do not feel that I can afford to leave my life -work, the practfceef the law," he said. T feel compelled to devote myself to my personal affairs and at the same time. I will lend any assistance in my power that will contribute to the suc cess of the Democratic administration and the Democratic party." Dr. Eliot May Also Decline. The president is desirous of filling the American embassy at LondoA. as quickly as possible and is said to.iffe In fej-tviA that- Pharlae W "RHnt fArmr president of Harvard will aoceptm of Dr. Elit's frieirasfethat he may de cline. G. W. Gnthrle Will Be Sent to Mexico. George W. Guthrie, former mayor'of Pittsburg, and a Democratic state chair man in Pennsylvania, has been chosen to be ambassador to Mexico, but it is likely to be deferred until the state department formulates its policy with regard to recognition of the Huerta policy. It is certain. howeTer, that when the resignation of Henry Lane Wilson, president ambassador to Mexico, has been submitted it will be accepted. Princeton Man for Germany. Professor Henry Birchard Fine has had under consideration for more tjban a -week an offer to be ambassador to Germany. Professor Fine, who isV now abroad, has been cabled by close friends of president Wilson urging that he ac cept the post. Professor Fine was graduated In the class of 1882 and -was dean of the faculty while Mr. Wilson was president of the university. Garrett for Minister to Argentine. It Is likely that John W. Garrett will continue as minister to Argentine, and Maurice Francis Egan as minister to Denmark. Jos. E. Willard, of Virginia: Thomas H. Birch, of New Jersey, and Frederick F. Pennfield. of New York, are also re garded as certain to be ministers in the foreign service. Bacon Approve Chlnewe Policy. Senator Bacon, of Georgia, the new chairman of the foreign regulations committee. congratulated president iContlnued on Pago -i-'our.l DAILY RIDDLES QUESTIONS. ' 1. Behead a disflgurement and leave a conveyance. 2. Transpose an insect into a part of a book. X How big should man's mouth be? 4. In what way is the Scotch town of Cgyprylyl like a confession of love? 5. What fellow will show either the hottest temper or the frostiest? Answers will be found under their appropriate numbers scattered through the Classified Advertising passes W H.SDI OVER FORT! DEAD IN Great Damage From Wind, Water and Cold in Many Sections. TWO MILLION LOSS TO THE TELEGRAPHS C YCLONE and windstorms through the south, middle west ana east ern states claimed more than 40 victims and the total death list may reach 60, accorduu? to late advices front the storm swept districts. Michigan add ed three to the death list as the result of a windstorm last night doing millions of dollars damage. Greatest Loss in Alabama. The greatest loss of life was at Lower Peach Tree. Ahu. which was practically wiped out bv a cyclone. Every store in the town was destroyed, together with all provisions. Food supplies were sent there today iron. MODiie ana outer points. President WlUon Gives Aid. In response to an appeal president Wilson, though secretary of war Gar rison, ordered a medical officer and a hospital corps to the scene to give as- The Red Cross society notified the governor of Alabama it will render assistance and has called for reports on the extent of damage. Damage to Crops Im Heavy. The property loss was great all along the storm's track. Besides demolish ing or unroofing buildings, and trees, the -wind, hail and sleet did serious damage to crops. Estimates of damage to property In Indiana and Michigan alone aggre gated 12,000,000, about evenlv divided. Reports of loss ransrinsr from SS50.- vuv to jbuu.uuu or more from sections of the storm region indicated th the total would reach large figures. indicated that Hire service urnioiixneu. Wires fell in all directions. Not In many years has there been such a prostration- of. telegraph and telephone wires. Chicago was cut for hours from communication with points east. By devivous routes, connection was finally established. It will be several days before normal service will be restored. Railroad service was seriously crippled in many localities. The telegraph com panies alone 'reported a loss of S2. 000,040. -MOBILE SENDS FOOD TO ' CYCLONE SURVIVORS AVlad Destroys Kvery Store at I.ewer Feaeatree. Ala. IlHHbaml Saves Wife and Two Children. Mobile, Ala.. March 22. Supplies for survivors of the cyclone which swept IaOVfer Peaehtree. on the Alabama river, were sent from here today. Every store in Lower Peaehtree was blown down by the gale and provisions of every, de scription were destroyed. Food was sent from Mobile today and the steam er City of Mobile carried supplies from Selma. When the nome of W. S. Irby began rocking in the gale, he carried his wife and their two children through a win dow and to a small outhouse, where several heavy timber?; had been placed. They clung tj the l.imber and watched while the gale carried their home into the Alabama river. STORM DAMAGE TO WIRES IS $2,000,000 Chicago, 111., March 22. It Is report ed that the damage done to wires will aggregate $2,000,000. the heaviest loss -which the telegraph and telephone com panies have suffered from storms in the last five years. THRBB MICHIGAN PKOPLE ARK VICTIMS OP STORM Detroit, Mich, March 22. Although the tornado had abated in Michigan to day, it is thought wire traffic cannot be restored throughout the state before Monday. Two more deaths were today added to the list of Michigan fatalities, making three in all due to the storm. Two men were drowned in the St. Clair flats when their duck boat capsized during the storm. AVAR DKP.VRTMKNT SRXDS HOSPITAL CORPS TO AIjATIAMA Washington. D. C, March 22. Under rush orders from secretary Garrison, a medical officer and three members of the army hospital corps are proceeding from Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. to Lower Peaehtree, Ala. The action' was taken after an appeal for aid had been re ceived by president Wilson. RED CROSS IVTIil, SRXD AID TO STORM VICTIMS Washington. r. (i, March 22. The American Red Cross tolay notified the governor or Alabama that It would give all aid possible to the sufferers in the stricken district. The Red Cross agent at Birmingham was asked to make a report on the extent of the damage done by the tornado. ARABS ANNIHILATE FRENCH COMMAND Detachment. Surrounded In the Sahara. Is Overcome After All Day Battle S3 Native Trooper Killed. Paris. France. March 22. Dispatches today told of the virtual annihilation of a small column of French troops by Arabs In the Aderar region of the west ern Sahara. A body of 1000 of the intractable Ber ber tribe of Awellemid surrounded the French detachment, which was march ing through the shifting sands of the desert about three days' journey from Timbuktu, the French military station. After a fight lasting all day. the French troops were overcome. Their commander, Lieut. Martin, and four ser geants were killed, together with S3 na tive troopers. A few troopers escaped on pack horses and brought tho news to head quarters in Timbuktu. They declared that the Arabs suffered tremenrinua losses oerore the ammunition of French troops was exhausted. the ; BODY OK E. A. PECK IS FOUND IN WOODS NEAR HOT SPRINGS Hot Springs. Ark. March 22. After a week's search the bod of E. A Peck, general superintendent of the St. Louis Southwestern railroad, who disappeared from a hotel here March 12, was found in the woods yesterday, a revolver In one hand and a bullet wound in his right temple Mr Peck had been In ill health and came to Hot Springs several weeks ago BOYS TIE SIIEKTS TOGETHER ' u SSIAI'E FROM REFORMATORY Winona, Minn., March 22. Six of the eight boys who escaped from the state training school at Red Wing early this morning, by tying sheets together, were found by the police here In a box car on an eastbound Milwaukee and St Paul freight train They were thinly clad anrl were suffering severelv from the cold. The will nrnbahli i. - REBELS MARCH OH NACD; QJEOA ACCEPTS CHALLENGE ' Ull II Marches Out With 350 Men to Meet a Rebel Horde of 1300 Men Rebels Have Field Pieces and Rapid Fire Guns Ojeda Has Mortars and Field Pieces For the Battle Rebels Take Surprise Tactics. N ACO, Arir, March 22. Combined ib against liaco, Sonora. Following his precedent of last week, Gea. Ojeda at once left the Mexican border town and set oat to meet the saeBay. His ranks are depleted by desertions and the Huerta commander has bo sore than 350 men, while four groups of the state troops aggregataJ600 men. Although the state troops suddenly abandoned their avowed plan of first attacking Cananea, Ojeda, who last Saturday so disastrously defeated the "Con stitutionalist" forces, was not caught napping. At once Ms small army set oat in two columns, the rapid fire pieces to the east and the mortars and cannon to the west. The state troops also advanced in two groups. Cols. Bracassoote and CaBes, who last week were defeated by Ojeda below Naco, moved in from the east with f oar machine guns. From the west Gen. Obregon and CoL Cabrzl advanced with a battery of field pieces. As Ojeda has not to exceed 350 men, Ms daring in makiag the adxaaee fgzeet admiration from American observers. The American line is protected by eight troops of the ninth cavalry and machine gun platoon. After the federal advance had exchanged a few shots with the atlraedcg state troops, Ojeda gave the word to retire into Kaco. This was doae this afternoon. The federal commander evidently had expected to cat Ms way tkraagh the stats troop lines, which he saw was hopeless, owing to the superior ramber of the enemy. A gale is blowing here, and residents of the Mexican town are Tasking to this side, where the patrol of the Ninth and Fifth cavalry is on duty. Everything indicated that Ojeda would have to defend Ms poatiea from fsrtJ fications selected previous to the first battle. Following the return of the federate, the rebels began to move a cJesea .. . ' T1 i A FEDERAL ADVANCE Rebe Troops to Be Harried to State Capital to Protect It From Attach: By 1'ederal. Nogales, Ariz March 2Z. Reports from the south today greatly disturbed. insurgent state officials at Hermoslllo. rand doubtless troops now mobilised be tween t.uuui ana n&co wm ne aur ried to the state capital. It was reported that a train bound for Ortim, the state troop base Just north of Guaymaa, -was captured by leaerais, wno naa maae a oaring satiy out of the gulf port. All available state troops are being rushed to Ortiz. Probably the army of 2500 near the border will be harried, also, to prevent the threateixtd invas ion of Huerta soldiery from the south west. Gen. Alfaro-Obregon. commander in chief of the -TJtate- f oros. now be-low Maco, is expected to return to Hermo slllo aa soon as the completion of the campaign against Ojeda's federal force at Naco. Already state troops are mobilizing along the Sonora railway just north of Guaymajh. to prevent any sudden sally of the federals agalBst HermoaUlo, the snWi s&rtiss completed can a force be Organised to oppose formidable advance of Hu erta troops. Also, the state authorities must guard the Chihuahua frontier. While Gen. Ra bago cannot leave the vicinity of Chi huahua city, because of activity of "Constitutionalists'" south of him. it is feared that other exinsurrecto leaders will follow Antonio Rojas. who has en tered -western Sonora. GEN. GILlS FIGHT ING WITH REBELS Guaymas. Sonora. Mex.. March 22. Five hundred state troops are encamped at Navojoa. in southern Sonora, await ing the arrival of Gen. Gil before mak ing a second attack on Alamos, on a branch line of the Southern Pacific rail way. Gil Is reported as being delayed near Ladura by a federal column which has been engaging him since Tuesday. Gil is a former federal commander, brotherinlaw of the deposed governor Maytcrena. GOV. OF TEPIC IS NOW IN REBELLION Tepic City, Tepic. Mex.. March 32. Gov. Martin Espinoso, of the territory of Tepic, on the west coast, today liber atpd all prisoners from the penitentiary and with a small escort started to join the "Constitutionalist" forces in Sina loa, adjoining state to the north-west. FEDERAL TROOPS ARE LANDED AT 'MAZATLAN Masatlin. Sinaloa. Mex March. 23. Six hundred federal cavalry arrived here today by steamer from Manzanillo. and will proceed to Guaymas, Sonora, to assist in the movement against the insurgents of the border state. CARRANZAWOULD TREAT FOR PEACE Monterey. Mex, March 22. Carransa. rebel governor of Coahuila, is seeking an opportunity to treat for peace, ac cording to advices received here. He is said to have made known his willing ness to meet emissaries of the federal government. A detachment of 200 rebels today sent a ct mmunicatlon to Gen. Lojero, com mander of troops here, offering to sur render if they are given assurance of amnesty. Foreign consuls have been assured by Gen I-oiero thit ample protection will be afforded to their people in event of an attack by the rebels on this eity. SINALOA OFFICIALS a TTTJictrnTJiT tjtt TkT A ry I nignt to tne south. Most or this ma ARRESTED BY DIAZ terial will be bought of the Madera Washington. D. C, March 22. Gen. Felix Wax is reported to have arrested the governor of Sinaloa and the prefect of Mazatlan. according to advices re ceived here." As railroad communication between Laredo, Tex., and the interior of Mex ico is at a standstill, the consul at Monterey has reported that all United States mail for Mexico should be sent by way of Brownsville. Tex., and Mat amoras. Mex. There is one train dally between the latter city and Monterey. Gen. Obregon still threatens Cananea with several hundred volunteers and Yaqui Indians. " Scoop the Cub Reporter " Scoop has been ordered to Mexico to get the news. He will arrive next week m EI Paso and will then have a lot of funny adventures, in company with his grouchy old city editor, trying to get across the bridge ', from EI Paso to Juarez. His doings will be recorded in The Herald. Scoop became a favorite with many El Pasoans likewise with many outside El Paso through the columns of The Herald. All wilt be glad to welcome him back, especially since hs activities re to be confined to this section, to getting the news right at home. ' r. . ;,- ..o .. "- i n i i iLii rM'i)":) iitri: state rorees at boos today begaa moving WANTED: MEN TO SAVE Appeals For Volunteers to Protect Railroads Receive Few Responses. BRIDGE BURNINNG IS A REBEL DIVERSION CHTHUAHT. Sieau asrA 22. The public's attitude, now that the governutest is calling for volunteers, is one of nofitiia; indiffer ence, as a result of which the state government has been very unsuccessful thus far in recruiting volunteers for service along the railroads in order that the bridges and other vital pom -3 may not be interfered with. Railroad communication between thia city and Torreon has been embargoed for nearly two weeks, chiefly due to failure to secure recruits to protect it One thousand volunteers divided into small garrisons and stationed at the depots between this city and Torreon could have maintained transportation without interruption, but there was no one to respond to the call. Unless the federal government is successful in ita campaign for men to aid in maintain ing peace and order, there is very little hope held out for trains operating south of this city. Local conditions seem to indicate a. marked preference tor peace, bet it is T doubtful if this feeling is shareX unanimously by the residents in that rural districts, who are still in possea-t sion of guns and some ammunition. Champion Bridge Burners. Until the upheaval took place list Mexico City a short time ago thet Orosquista rebels were given, credit: for being great destroyers, but recent developments, prove that tho credit im that respect was misplaced. Since thai Maderistas started out they have destroyed more railroad bridges thanf the Orosquistas ever dreamed of Oroseo's men were some go-gettersj too. in the way of compelling people tnj "come across" with ready coin, trad that is where the Maderistas have it ea) their former competitors again. Rabago Is HopefnL "Conditions, generally speaking. sre improving slowly, but nevertheless jnsa as fast as we had anticipated,' sal governor general Rabago today. "It is impossible to crash a rebellion hi a -week, or yet in a month, but I am hopeful that within another 30 day the state will be entirely cleared off armed men operating against the govt eminent. It is quite true that volun teers are slow in coming forward tot assist us, but I do not despair. "All things considered.' added Rabago, "I believe that another revo lution of any proportions in this stata is a thing of the past, though It i quite possible that small bandit band! will harass the small and unprotected towns throughout the state, but even tually these will be wiped out by the army." Buyincr Railroad Timber. The National lines management in this city is making large purchases of construction materials for the rebuild ing of the bridges that have been destroved bv the Maderista In their company. Ltd.. which has represent i tives In this oltv. VILLA DEFIES THE FEDERAL SOLDIERS "Wires Gen. Rnbnen He I-t Baelc Ih Mex ico and That Federal May Cap ture Hlra If Ther Caa, San Andres. Chlh.. March 22. Panoho Villa, the Maderista leader, who es caped from the military prison In Mex ico City several weeks ago, has arr. f a (Continued on next page.) weca Ml 4 turned to lud Wing todaj.