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ASSOCIATED PRESS Leasea Wire DAY AND NIGHT REPORTS. EL PASO, TEXAS, Wednesday Evening December 17, 1913-16 Page fV BATHER FORECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. TWO SECTIONS TODAT. FEDERAL , TRESIDIO. Texa6, Dec 17 That the rebels are at least in the vicinity i of the federal garrison. Between two thousand and three thousand federal infantry and cavalry slipped out oi Ojinaga Wednesday today, heading in a southeast direction for Mulato, a village less than 1 8 miles from here, where 3000 rebels under Gen. Maclovio Hen-era are reported to have arrived Sunday night Gen. Orozco and Cara veo were in command. If the Villistas are close to Ojinaga, as their movements would indicate, there is a probability .that the forces will clash immediately. Machine guns and two cannon were carried southeast with the forces under Orozco and Caraveo. No accurate estimate of the number, of rebels at Mulato is available, although the federals-say there are nearly 3000. Gen. Ortega's rebel division is rumored to have appeared at a point forty miles north of Ojinaga Monday, but fthis is not confirmed. Gen. Mercado was not at headauarters vesterdav afternoon when an Associated Press man visited the town. His ramily was among the 45 refugees who Heavy rains have made roads in will be interrupted by weather conditions. ' Few refugees remain in Ojinaga, from the appearance of the town. IRE OVER LINE INTO THE U. S. Mexican Federals Near Oji naga Reported to Have Shot Across Border. HORSE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT PRESIDIO. TSX. Dec. 17. Mexican federal soldiers fired across the American boundary Monday night near India, about 22 roiles north of Presidio, according to unconfirmed re pcrts received here by Ma. McNamee, commanding officer of the border pa trol Twenty-five or 30 shots are said to bare fallen across the line, killing a dore A detachment of United States "-valry was sent here to investigate tte affair. Telephone reports from the Spencer ranch told the American military au thorities that the federal soldiers were firing across the line at houses on this side. Further unverified reports reach Presidio that a federal soldier, armed. fhas been arrested on this side of the 1 tie In case it is found that federal sol 3 ers are really responsible for the shorting-. Gen. Mercado, commander at w'-Irag-a, will be requested by military authorities here to take steps to pre vent a recurrence of the affair. United States officers here are in clined to think the reports exagger ated. Nearly six troops of American cav alry are on duty here now, the squad ron from El Paso having arrived. REBELS ARE CAMPED CLOSE TO TAMPICO Refugees Are Transferred From the Warships and Are Safely Returned to the Port. Washington, D. C, Dec. 17. Rebels to the number of 46 are reported, in Edvices received from rear admiral Fletcher, to be camped northwest of Tampico. Normal conditions prevail in the port ctty, refugees having been safely re turned to the city from the American warships. The transfer was made by the army transport Sumner, which will remain at Tampico. The tate department issued a state ment today slating that consul Letcher, at Chihuahua, reports that many of the statements published relative to conduct visited on Americans since the entry of the ''Constitutionalist" force Into Chihuahua are without foundation, as also are reports of discourtesy t him on the part of the revolutionist leaders. TO BE GIVEN HALF HOLIDAY TO DO CHRIST3IAS SHOPPING So that the reclamation 'service men can do their "Christmas shopping earlv." a half holiday will be siven the reclamation service office employes in El Paso on December 30: SOUTHERN DELEGATES MA Y BE CUT DO WN WASHINGTON, D. Xi. . Dec 17. Differences over a plan to re duce the representation- -of southern delegates in national Repub lican conventions were submitted to a subcommittee by the Republican na tional committee today. "When the committee met today, after deciding not to hold a special conven tion, it was thought a report from 3 special subcommittee headed by na tional committeeman Warren, of Michigan, offered a solution of prob lems of changiifg the representation, but the entire committee failed to agree. New Apportionment. The Warren committee agreed on a plan of reapportionment providing for four delegates at large from each state, one from eacn congressional district and one additional from each district where the total Republican vote was 35 percent or more of the total vote cast.. No district, however, would have more than two delegates, no matter how large the Republican vote. States having congressmen at large would be entitled to one ote for each. The congressional election of 1910 probably will be used as the basis for determining the exact representation in each state Territories and the dis trict ( f ''uirnii would hae two del egates tdca. Ilie plan piyvidis also crossed the line Wednesday. this section heavy and it is believed military activity on the other side of the line All Property of the Creels Is Also Confiscated by Order of the Rebel Commander Villa Explains Confis cation of Property of the Spaniards and Virtu ally Says They Can Whistle to Get It Back. Says They Are Enemies of the Nation. i ALL THK property of Luis Ter razas, sr., Enrique Creel and Juan Creel, .including, hanks,' mines, vast areas of land, thousands of head of cattle, homes and personal effects, were ordered confiscated to the rebels in an official decree issued by Pancho "Villa at Chihuahua Tuesday. The de cree ' was wired to Juarez Tuesday night. Gen. Terrazas, now a refugee in El Paso, is one of the richest men in Mex ico. His holding -of about two-thirds of the state of Chihuahua places him among the most extensive landholders in the- world. The combined estate of T-errasas and the Creel brothers, his nephews, is valued at many millions of dollars. Enrique Creel was. formerly ambassador from Mexico to the United States. Villa's decree, issued at Chihuahua city, was sent to Juarez and given out officially. It was intended as a notice- that, should the revolution suc ceed, neither the Terrazas nor Creel families will be allowed any indemnity for their losses. The decree accuses the Creels and the Terrazas family "of withholding taxation and of fomenting the treach ery of Orozco and Huerta," and states that the property shall be given to "the widows and orphans produced by the bloodshed among Mexicans." All con. tracts made with the. Creels and Teiv razases since February 18. 1913, are declared void. Young Terrazas Still Held. Meantime Luis Terrazas, jr., eldest son of the landholder, is held a pris. oner at Chihuahua and the rebels have appropriated to their use as much of the movable property as they could siexe. The order of confiscation of the Ter razas estates, which comprise almost the entire state of Chihuahua, -was is sued by order of Villa over the signa ture of Silvestre Terrazas, secretary of state under the Constitutionalist gov ernment! A telegram has been re ceived by Gen. Eugenio Benavides In Juarez, and by Lie. J. S. Amador in El Paso, head of the rebel junta, giving the substance of the decree. It declares that the lands were "unlawfully taken" and that the "real owners" will be re imbursed. Order of Confiscation. The telegraphic statement of the de cree, sent to the border by secretary of state Terrazas, reads: "Please transmit to the American newspapers and to all friends of the -uonsntuttonalist' cause that Gen. Villa has decreed the confiscation of all the real estate, all personal properties of whatever nature, including documents of Gen. Luis Terrazas, Enrique C. Creel, Juan Creel, and all other accomplices who have been enemies to the 'Consti tutionalist' cause for many years and that it shall become effective when it is ratified by states representing a majority of the electorate college. Eliminate 76 Delegates. Under the Warren plan representa tion in national conventions would be reduced by 70 delegates. The follow ing named states would lose the fol lowing number of delegates: Alabama 6; Florida 2; Georgia 6; Louisiana 7; Mississippi 8; North Carolina 2; Okla homa 1; South Carolina 7: Tennessee 4: Texas -14; 'Virginia 5; total loss for the south, 62; Illinois 2: Kentucky 1; New Jersey 1; New York 4; total loss for the north, 8. A plan for additional delegates where the Republican vote was more than 40 percent of the total was" re jected because under it the north would lose proportionally more than the south Under it New York's representation would be cut by eight and Ohio's by five. The sub-committee unanimously agreed on the 35 percent Dlan. Recognize Primary Lam. The plan of the sub-committee to recognize primary laws and change the rules governing conventions was adopt ed by committee by an unanimous vote The pnraarv plan shall be obsened only in states where the law provides specifically for such action. With the resolution for reapportion ment of delegates, an amendment was accepted pro,dinp that the basis for the selection of delegates from each congressional district, in addition to one, should be based on "the Republi can vote for the Republican presiden- tial elector m 1 90S or for the Renub licai cand'd..t for irncrress xn l'jli, whichever is the higher." of Ojinaga is evidenced bv the activity who are guilty of having fomented the treacherous rebellions of Pascual Or ozco and VIctoriano Huerta. "These lands, personal properties, other effects shall be used In. paying indemnities to the widows and orphans of the loyal sons of Mexico who have died as the result of the treacherous rebellions and in reimbursing the real owners of these properties from whom they were unlawfully taken, the vic tims of administrations in times past, in which these men (Terrazas, Creel and their accomplices) participated. Contracts Are Voided. "In order to avoid transgressing upon foreigners who have held con tracts from Terrazas and his accom plices, please make it known in the name of Gen. Villa that in accordance with the decree issued several months ago by Gen. Carranza, chief" of the 'Constitutionalist' government, these contracts are considered null and void unless they have been registered in the public registries ordained for such purpose since February 18, 1913. "I am sending you by the first mail a copy of this .decree of confiscation in order that you may publish It widely." To Restore No Property. That Villa has no Intention of ri. "storing to the Spaniards the property ue ioneiteu irom tnem wnen ne forced them to leave Chihuahua City, is in effect, his message to Gen. E. A. Bena vides in Juarez. Villa attempts to vin dicate his action by declaring that he forfeited the property of the Span iards because they were enemies of Mexico in aiding Huerta, and he as serts that he will recompensetthem if they can prove that they have not participated in the Huerta plots. In effect, the refugees say, this means nothing, as Villa has already sold most of their confiscated property and has only the rebel flat money with which to make reparation, and 'furthermore, he places the burden of proof upon them they are guilty in his eyes un til they prove their innocence and he is the judge and jury. The telegram of Villa to Gen. Benavides follows: "Kindly communicate to the whole press of the United States the follow ing declaration, and also, if possible, to Gen. Don Venustiano Carranza, by way of the 'Constitutionalist' agent in jjougias: "For Their Own Protection." "On account of the exaggerated ac counts which have heen published by the press of the frontier with regard to the expulsion of the Spaniards from Chihuahua, I wish to state that it was not an arbitrary expulsion In the real sense of the term, but a precautionary measure which was taken in order to avoid evil results. It Is well known that the majority of the Spanish who reside in this state have continually mixed themselves up In the interior politics of this country, especially dur ing the presidency of Francisco I. Ma dero, by morally and financially sup porting the traitor, Orozco, and, after the assassination of the rightful presi dent, Madero, by assisting in every possible way the usurper Huerta. "This they have done in surfh a no torious manner that I was forced to take certain measures, for their own safety if for no other reason. Owing to the fact that I could not obtain ' communication with the head of the , Constitutionalist' army, and that the Spanish residents were in danger, ow- 1 ing to their unwarranted participation in our affairs, I was forced, to proceed as I did, believing that I was acting av---dipg to the position taken by the chief of our army. Sr. Carranza, with which T nm in ftverv wav in nennrd. Commercial Establishments Forfeited. t "In regard to the commercial estab- : lishments belonging to Spanish rest- dents, I wish to state that those per sons who can prove that they have not participated in any way In the Interior indemnified, according to the claims they present, which are correctly proved. Those others, who have taken part, contrary to all right. In the In ternal' politics of Mexico, will be con sidered as worthy of the same treat ment as Mexican, citizens and will have to suffer the consequences which they have brought on by their own actions. "All other foreign persons and en- I terprlses will have every possible pro- I tection ana guarantees ana ail possible help in order to continue their business, provided always that they remain abso-luteK- neutral In the present struggle which is taking place In our country." This message is dated at Chihuahua, December 15. 1913, and Is signed "Com mander in Chief of the Northern Divis ion, Francisco Villa." -Truclia's Denial. Domingo Trueba, or Juarez, submits the following letter to The Herald: Editor El Paso Herald. I kindly beg of i to publish lu jour afternooneditionthe rrotesl be low, ior wnicn i win pe grateful : f The news from constitutionalist sources, published In yesterday's edi tion of the "HI Paso Mornincr Times." thit hob. Th- T'iMr. - aiM .vert (.Continued on nest page, 1st column,) i ZAPATA CLOSES IN ON MEXICO CITY; IN FEDERAL DISTRICT EXICO CITY, Mex., Dec. 17. Rebels who have with federal troops at Milpa Alta and oan Lorenzo, Felipe Neri and Genevevo de la O. Other southern with Zapata. General Zapata is alleged to. have taken possession of Nepanpa ranch, a few miles from Milpa Alta. At one time this property was a favorite resting place of Gen. Porf irio Diaz. According to government reports received at the capital today, a further rout was administered to the rebels at San Lorenzo yesterday. After the engagement the followers of Zapata took refuge in the rough country at the base of mount Ajusco, 20 miles south of Mexico City. CITY FLOODED W ITH BAD MONEY. The panicky condition growing out of the refusal to redeem state bank bills was augmented today by the flood ing of the city with this currency by refugees, chiefly Spaniards from the northern states, each of whom brought an ac cumulation. The refugees applied to the Central bank, which had posted notice it would redeem bills to half their amount Banks of issue were unable to ship silver for the redemption of the paper on account of the refusal of an express company to carry the money through districts where rebels are num ercus.' ASKS Ue Se TO BUILD Bryan TJrgeS $150,000 Ap- prOpriatiOn For NeW EnT bassy Building. CHANGES PLANNED IN THE MONEY BILL WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 17. Secretary of State Bryan asked the house foreign affairs com mittee today to include in the pending diplomatic and consular appropriation' bill $150,868 each ror embassy buildings in Mexico and Tokio and $140,000 for Berne. He was osKed if he did "not think it .would be aavisable, under the present Mexican situation, to pass over the Mexico City building for the present, but he replied that he had confidence in Mexico's iuture and that there was no reason wSy the United States should hesitate about buying embassy prop erty there. Mr. Bryan emphasized that the gov ernment should provide embassies so that poor men would not hesitate to accept these posts. Debate Alaskan Railway. In the house, the Alaskan railway bill involving the issue of government ownership, was debated. C. E. Mahoney. of Denver, vice presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners, made charges against mine op erators In the Michigan copper districts at the rules committee hearing. Representative Roberts, of Massachu setts, urged the interstate commerce committee to report his bill to require all-steel cars on railroads within four j ears. Representative Fowler, of Illinois, and Marsh Lambert, of Shawneetown, urged the rivers and harbors commit tee, to appropriate $600,000 to repair and' lengthen levees at Shawneetown. W. A. Uazzam and James L. Gibson, of Seattle, declared the requirements of the La Follette seamen's bill phys ically Impossible on Puget Sound ves sels, at the merchant marine commit tee hearing. The judiciary committee heard a del egation from the American Bar asso ciation In advocating the removal of technicalities in judicial procedure. May Alter Money Bill. A tentative agreement was reached late today between Democrats and Re publicans of the senate for a final vote on the currency bill before the end of the legislative day of Friday. At a conference of Democratic sena tors tonight It is proposed to elimin ate the deposit guarantee from the bill, change the lawful money redemption to make treasury notes redeemable in gold and arrange, if possible, for a final vote Thursday night. Other changes are favored by many Democratic senators. The prohibition against "member banks' extending any of the benefits of the new federal sys tem to "non-member banks" probably will be modified. Efforts will he made to bring about an agreement of Democratic senators on all amendments, which then will be offered in the senate by chairman Owen. Democratic house leader Underwood assured senate leaders the house would net take much time in disposing of the bill. He predicted that If the bill passed the senate tomorrow, it would be dis posed of by the house before Monday. Koot Denies He Seeks Office. Senator Root,, of New York, replying to Democratic criticisms, announced that he had no presidential aspirations and would not take the Republican nomination if offered him. He would be 72 before the present administra tion ended, and manifestly impossible as president he said. Senator Owen made a lengthy argu ment lat night in support of a pro vision of an administration bill mak ing the proposed new regional bank notes and the present national bank notes available for use as reserve at the option of the federal reserve board. A detailed argument against any plan to provide a guarantee of bank deposits in the pending legislation was made by senator Weeks. Another reply to senator Root's ehargi that the Owen hill would open the door to inflation of credit was made b senator Martina CALISHER STORE IS SOLD; NEW YORK CAPITAL IS IN U. NORTHMAN, of El Paso, and Alfred Fantl, of New York, have tnkAn over the Interests of J. Calisher and other local people in the Associated with the two new owners are a number of eastern capitalists, represented by Mr. Fantl. Mr. Fantl is one of the best known merchants of the United States and Is the second largest buyer of goods In New York City. For the 'past nine years he has been con nected with the Calisher company in its buying operations. He buys for 21 department stores throughout the Unit ed States and is Interested in many of them financially. The name of the store is to be changed in a few days the announce ment of the new name will probably be made for Christmas and a number of 'departments are-to be added. These will Include a shoe department and a Priest, "Inspired, Wants to Tell His Own Story of Murder New York, Dec 17. Hans Schmidt, slayer of Anna Aurauller, today notified his attorneys that he was under a "divine inspiration" io taue tne stand and tell his story in his own way. The inspiration had not extended to his lawyers at noon and they were still undecided whether to call him or not. Mrs. Elizabeth Schadler, Schmidt's favorite sister, who came here from Germany with her father to testify that Schmidt has been Insane for years, was cross examined at the resumption of the trial today. ROOSEVELT COUNTY HAS MUSICAL TURN Tax Rolls Show SirS12 in Musical In- trnments; Total Valuation Is $S,237,S42. Santa Fe, N. M., Dec 17. The revised assessment rolls from Roosevelt county have been received by the traveling aiiditor showing that the wealth of that county totals $8,257,842. or which 92,650,321 is taxable as against $2,134, 006 last year.. Roosevelt county appar ently is rich in some things and very poor. In others. The jewelry of its 10,000 or more inhabitants is valued at only $1290, while the musical instru ments are given at $15,812. The valua tion of the household furniture Is $35,499. The biggest tax payer is the rail road, assessed at $1,942,614. There are 153 miles of telegraph and telephone, valued at $17,982. Tne electric light plant is worth $14,000. City lots are worth 383,614 and the improvements thereupon $278,366, and the biggest item is 603970 acres of agricultural land valued at $2,532,436. ARREST OF POWERS STARTS NEW SCANDAL San Francisco, Cal.. Dec 17. When David Powers, one of the principal wit nesses in the government suit against the Western Fuel company, was arrest ed on a charge of seduction under promise of marriage, a fresh scandal broke out in the Western Fuel case Tuesday Just as the triql of eight direc tors, officers and employes was getting under way. A special session of the grand Jury was called to question the girl, her 'relatives, and others. Counsel for tha government instantly raised the cry of "conspiracy." Powers said a warrant had at first been refused because of lack of evidence, and that the girl's friends had been willing to call quits if his family would pay $1,000. Parsons is a former employe of the Western Fuel company. Powers was arraigned in police court today on a charge of seducing a twenty-year-old girl under ' promise to marry. He pleaded not guilty and asked for an immediate trial, but the district attorney's office confessed un fa miliaritv with the case and a con tinuance of one week was granted. There was no meeting today of the federal grand jury to inquire into the charges of the government's attorneys that the arrest of the witness was a part of a conspiracy to discredit the -:o ernmen"! rase No warrants have 'ten i&u.a tbua far. penetrated the federal district are said to be accompanied and directed by Emihano Zapata. rebel leaders are reported nearby and in daily communication house furnishing department, handling glassware, kitchen utensils, enamel ware, etc Negotiations have already been opened with the occupants of the third floor of the Calisher building 'for nrqr3MMF Otfawrtegf tMrtatg are contemplated later. Mr. Northman will be in charge of the store, tret win have the assistance of additional talent from the east. "I invested in this store because I see here a great opportunity, declared Mr. Fantl this afternoon. "I have Just come from a trip clear across the United States, from Pittsburg to Los Angeles ami San Francisco; I have in vestigated conditions everywhere, and nowhere did I find them as attractive as here. El Paso is a live city; every thing is up to date and its prospects are exceedingly bright, regardless of tne trouDie across the river. I have 1 visited the place three times in the last J nine years; my last visit was a year j and a half ago. Your development has I ATTEMPT SWINDLE ON JUAREZ RACES Banker Saves North Dakota Man From Being Victim of Two Men Ar icsted In St. Louis. St Louis. Mo. Dec 17. Roy Lang don, who lives in North Dakota, pro tested vigorcusly against the arrest of two men who gave their names as John J. Murray nd Fred Owens ana who were taken to jail on charges of at tempting to swindle Langdon on a fixed horse race at Juarez, Mexico. It is charged that a confederate of Murray and Owens offered Langdon a profit of $1,000 if he would deposit $1,000 to show good faith. Langdon said the race had bees fixed. Langdon, Murray and Owen and a third man put ud $58 to bet on a race and were told by the third man that they had won $100 each. A deposit of $1,006 was asked of each man to provide that they could pay if they lost. ' Langdon telephoned the cashier of a bank at Woodlawn for the money, but he refused it. He then secured the money personally from the bank, bat the cashier telephoned the police here to save Langdon from his new found friends. The third man escaped. 25 VICTIMSOF COLORADO MINE New Castle. Colo.. Dec 17. Twenty five bodies of the 37 men killed In yes terday's explosion, had been removed from the workings of the Vulcan mine of the Rocky Mountain Fuel companv early today. Three more bodies had been located In the rooms of the west entry. After a rest of an hour, wearied rescuers started Into the mine with pick arid shovel to release the corpses im prisoned by broken timbers, stone and coaL With the coming, of day Newcastle, relieved of the tense excitement of yesterday, was just beginning to real ize the full meaning of the catastrophe. Women thronged the morgue for a final glimpse of husband, brother or father. Tentative plans were made today for a general funeral at which the victims of the disaster would be buried In the same cemetery where relatives of vic tims of the explosion in 1896 still go to mourn for loved ones. VASQUISTA PLOT FOUND TWELVE MEN ARE ARRESTED AND AMMUNITION SEIZED BY THE CITY DETECTIVES CITY detectives late Tuesday afternoon secured 8000 rounds of rifle ammuni tion, eight rifles, eight automatic pistols, and a quantity of smaller ammuni tion in a rooming house in the 200 block on South El Pase street The de tectives claim that the headquarters of a Vasquista junta are located" in that neigh borhood, but they have been unable to find it Following the capture of the ammunition and fire arms, the detectives, among others, arrested Jose Diaz, said to be a former captain in Salazar's army. With Diaz, Antonio Zuarez, Felix Espinosa, G. Montante, P. Cansisce, Manuel Carillo, Alberto Vasquez, Gregorio Matamoras, Manuel Ortiz, Pedro Portillo, Francisco Alvarez and S. Martinez, were also arrested. The detectives maintain that tha men are Vasquistas, and believe they were preparing to cross the line into Mexico sometime Tuesday night and' who yesterday clashed been so great since I was here last that I was astonished. "People in the east do not realize the true conditions here. When I get back to New York I will be able to enlighten them. I meet as maaj buyers aad merchants as anybody In New Tork and I shall make it my business to tell them what a wonderful outlook EI Paso has for the future. "It is a little too early to talk of what we expect to do, but oae thing is certain. We mean tp give the people good goods at small profits. Quick turns will be our object and we will make the prices so that the quiqk turns will come without trouble. El Paso is entitled to the best merchandise at reasonable prices and that is what we are going to do here. I am in a posi tion to boy as cheap- as anybody in the country, buying as I do for so many big- stores and in such- quantities, and El Paso will get the benefit of this in our store." Recall of Colorado Governor Is Urged By Labor Delegates Denver, Colo, Dec 17. Having passed resolutions for the recall of gov ernor Ammons, speedy recall of the militia, from the coal fields and for comptdsery arbitration of labor dis putes. It is not likely the 500 union labor delegates in convention here will call a strike in sympathy with the United Mine Workers. Indications are that the convention will appoint a committee to call a statewide strike of all unions repre sented if it finds conditions warrant, but this could be ir-ade effective only through the national officers of the unions. Other -resolutions ask the removal of Gen. John Chase as commander of the military, seek the recat of Jefferson Farr, sheriff of Huerfano county, and urge Colorado's delegation in congress to support congressman Keat.ng's res olution for a congressional investiga tion of the Colorado coal situation. SPECIAL TRAIN CARRIES MIXERS TO COLORADO CAMPS Trinidad. ColOk, Dec 17. A special train bearing 176. miners from Penn sylvania bituminous fields is scheduled to arrive here today. This is the larg est shipment of strikebreakers Imported since the strike was 'called In the southern fields. A party of IS strikebreakers arrived here this morning from Joplin, MOv, and were sent to the Cameron 'mine.. ITALIAN POLICB SPY" ON AMERICAN GIRL TOURIST Rome. Italy, Dec 17. Thomas 'Nelson Page, the American ambassador, has requested the Italian foreign office to investigate the circumstances surround ing the surveillance by the Italian po lice of Miss Dorothy A. McVane. daugh ter of Dr. Silas McVane. of Boston, for mer professor of ancient and moders history at Harvard university. Miss McVane, who has been making a tour of southern Italy, which in cluded the ctty of Lecce. Brindessi, and the naval base Taranto, found that she was being shadowed by the police and that her correspondence had been intercepted.