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TODAY'S PRICES n bank note 14 Mexican I 3. Chihuahua, currency, 11 I " nzrf currency, 11 Bar pilver 50i ppt 14 8715 12 Grains, hi she r I L - cK -steady Stocks, irregular. I HOME EDITION WRirwfin ro RECAST. 131 Faa aad W4 Texa. clewir. ctd w; ew Mesice, iwtettfed, eeMer, Ari ceaa, rioonty. uasettled. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 18. 19 1 5. DELIVERED ANYWHERE ID CENTS A MONTH. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY- ILD TRIBESMEN SEIZE BRITISH SUDAN tl , Vd I J ?"" &9 May Enter Organ Field N (j L 1 8 H WILL TAKE Lease of Bennetl-Siephenson and Organ Mountain Co. Is lo Be Made. MINES ARE RICH IN COPPER ORES Only Litigation and Heaoy Development Cost Have Held District Back. "T-i MRY of the American Smelting r and Refining company into the organ mountain mining field an ncm. Mexico is presaged in circular 1 uers issued to the stockholders ol l e organ Mountain Mining company and the Bennett-Stephenson Mining r mpan, coat roll ng the principal A roperties of the district. Meetings of the two companies have 1 e i. called for Las Cruces on April 7 to take the necessary steps to lease the properties of the two com panies to the .American Smelting ana Kfming company. Active entry of the Guggenheim in-1 terests into the Organ mountain field would proe one of the biggest mining 1-ooDs to 1 Paso and Las Cruces that hrf.s oc cur red in man, jears. it wouiu jmt several hundred men to woMc In the idle mines near Las Cruces, Mines Are Kfeh. Oigan mountain copper mines are i .rh in copper, this has been known lor ears, but litigation and lack of transportation facilities from the mines to the railroad at Las Cruces or Dona Ana have retarded development. The Bennett-Stephenson company has operated quite largely in past years and took out some very rich ore. Ti ansportation charges, ate up much of the profit.1 however, and the heavy cost of development work, unwatering o: the mine and other unforeseen or t umstances. caused litigation among i tne stockholders and resulted in a sus- J pension of work I The Past Drawbacks. Several 3 ears ago the Cole-Kjan Ii terests were considering a proposi tion to enter the field, providing all Xroperties in the district could be com i ned The company did not consider That one or two properties would make the proposition of sufficient impor tance to warrant it in entering the f.eld The American Smelting A Refilling companv was induced Is make investi gations, however, according to' htock Lolders, with the result tsat it has made a proposition to take over the B' nnett-Stephenson and the, Organ Mountain properties Being In the customs smelting business, tt concern c.iuentlj counts upon being able to handle the ores of these concerns as a customs proposition or expects to get irntrol of the others after taking over the two propertied now being consid e ed The SmelUr'a Preposition. The drcular letter of inforr -tlon tthe stockholders of the two com panies which accompanies the calls for the meetings of stockholders ex plains the lease and bond proposition aid i as follow s It- addition to routine ma ters the iipf rtant thing to be considered at t ie&e meetings is c proposition from tne American Smeltinr A Refining compduj to take ove the property and assets of the Organ Mountain Mining company on a 10 year lease upon the following briefly stated conditions: 1 The lessees agree to loan the cojrpan 120,000 for three years at eight percent, taking a security a ri oitgage on the property This money n,ll - applied to the payment of the t. ill mortgage, amounting approxi mati v to 15,000. and the balance to le applied upon other current indebt edness Interest to be Guaranteed- 2 The lessees g larantee the pay xi ent of the interest on the balance tre floating indebtedness, apprcx j'naiing $15.ii00. the same to be applied sui an advance on royalties. The lessees agree to spend Tor det lopment and improvements on the j opert $125,000. upon all ores taken cut and shipped during process of d: i ..lopment 50 per cent of the net smelter returns will be paid to the i orporation, upon all ores mined out-S.IU- of development work, SO per cent of the net profits are to be paid to the c trporation The first royalties re icived will be applied to the extln rUisMng of all the company's indebt f aness Privilege of Purchase. 4 Lessees shall have the privilege i ' purchasing the property at any time p itbin seven years for J500.OO4, pro- v iding that m case r-ucU payment shall be made Deiore tne expiration of four ears, all royalties theretofore pcld I The Herald's r, it. v. w Turner, Ariz, March IS, IMS. Editor 1 Paso Herald: I must compliment you on your paper; the Arizona news in it is handled an better shape than fcy our own Arizona papers. Yours very truly, E. P. A. Larrieu. ?f Mexico Monkeys With Sisal Fiber and Chewing Gum TEXAS PRZEMYSL OUTER FORTS IIIEI Eeports of Russian Success Eeach London; Airmen Bombard Towns. London. Eng . March 18. The outer forts of Prsemjsl, Galicia, Austria, toward which a part of the Austro Huaganan army has been struggling in an effort to bring about the relief of the besieged garrison, have at last fallen before the Russians, according to unofficial reports reaching London. Although conflrmation is quite lack ing, British newspapers this morning apparently, are eager to regard the re port as not improbable. They refer to the fact tb&t news dispatches re ceived from Petrograd Wednesday said the surrender of this stronghold was but a matter of a few daj s. Can Germans Aid Western Line? British military experts think the position of the German armies in the east precludes the transfer at this time of any troops to the western arena and that the German plaa of Jealing Russia a crushing blow before attempting the much discussed spring aovance la ne west has tailed. rive out of six of the new German army corps are sM to be engaged en -and beyond the frontier of east Psnsa, a fact which British observers think frill make it difficult for Germany toBSset the demands likely to be imposed ei her in the west. British Lone 36S Officers. The British casualty list fnr- .. days, from Marc 10 to March 14. in clusive, during which the Battles of Xueve Chapene and St. Etoi were rougju, snow that US afllMii wm slSL?LH! tk-ti mi " "un m mre ","- . The list df casualties among the men .bHshed as vet. hut mnm 1 crifics state them at ahnnr two thirds of those suffered by the wwkmum. wmen neia marsnal John French, the British commander, said were between 17,000 and 18.000. Belgian Artillery Bombards Germans. The French war office this afternoon gave .out at Paris the following state ment: "The Belgian army Wednesday con tinued its progress on the Tser. Its artillery bombarded one f the enemy's convoys on the road from Dixmude te Lessen. From the Lys to the Oise there was artillery action.' The enemv h.h.d in particular, the spur of the hill on Xotre Dame de Lorette and the villages of Carnoy and Marlcourt. There is nothing new in the opera tions in the Champagne. "In the Lorraine there was an ar tillery duel. One of our aviators bom barded the railway station at Con nans." French Aviators Attack Town. The German war department at Ber lin gave but a statement today whict says: "Western theater of the war: A French advance against our position on the southern slope of the Lorette hill was repulsed Wednesday. French aviators threw bombs on the undefended Alsatian town of Schlet stadt. Only one bomb took effect. fall Ins on a seminary conducted by women teachers, killing two children and se verely wounding 10. In reply, German aviators Wednesday night dropped bombs of big size on the fortress of Calais. 1000 Russians Captured. "Eastern theater of war: Russian at tacks on German positions between the Pissia and the Oryz rivers, as well as northeast of Przasnysz, continued Wed nesday without success. West of the Skwa river we took 00 prisoners of war and east of the Skwa 1000 prison ers and four machine guns. Prussian Tonus Burned. "Hordes of the Russian Imperial mi litia gained a cheap victory by invad ing the most northern corner of east Prussia in the direction of MemeL They pillaged and burned villages and es tates. As a retaliatory measure, towns on Russian territory occupied by us were comoelled to make navment nf I large sums. in iinrn icusslan Towns. "FVr every village burned down by the Russian hordes on German territorj and for each estate destroyed, three villages or estates on Russian territory -occupied by us will be sacrificed to the flames. All damaffe eiuuri hv fir In Memel will be answered by the destruc- r uon oy lire oi Kuasian government buildings at Suwalki and other provin cial capitals in German hands.' the company shall apply upon the purchase prRe, otherwise not. "5 The usual bond and lease for feiture clauses are included In the con tract." The letter is signed for the Organ Mountain 'Mining c mpany. by Frank W. Campbell, secretary, and for the Bennett-Stephenson Mining A Milling company, by J. L McCuIlough. secre tary. Smelter Official Jlelicent. W. M. TJrury, of tne mining depart ment of the A. & R. company, when asked about the deal, said he knew nothing of it but that it might be prob able that some of the orncers or dfcrec- to ttrOrgmSn epSSes" "er Outside N ews EMBARGO ON HAY I1HEMIZUI! FOR UNIOSITY j Measure Lacks Three Votes in Texas Senate; Child Labor Bill Loses. Austin. Tex. March IS The Sackett house joint resolution, submitting an amendment to the constitution divorc ing the university and the A. & M. col- lege, was killed in the senate today by I a vote of IS to 10. It reauired 21 f- firmatlve votes to adopt the resolution, thus the proposition failed for lack of just three votes In the senate. Child Labor I111I Withdrawn. The child labor bill, by Laney and Parks, was today withdrawn in the senate, which means its death as far as this session is concerned. While a ma jority of the senators favored child la bor legislation, they objected to this particular bill, which they claim was The senate passed finally the Cm dington house bill, allowing the su preme court three stenographers, there ucmk now oniy one ior tnst court. ach stenographer is to receive a salary of IIS a month. Agreement on Textbook Bill. Ah agreement was reached today be tween the friends and opponents in the senate of the Xordhaus textbook bill, which will mean Its passage when the measure comes up for consideration. Last night it looked as if the bill was dead, because the senate had refused to take it up. According to the agree ment reached today, an amendment is to be adopted giving the privilege of out of the state publishers to bid for textbooks, provided their nrices are b?Aub?,r,h'.rT.,nast easal or lower than the books offered Another amendment agreed to is one which extends the time of operation of the law far two years from the date of the expiration of the present con tracts. Iledlstrlct BUI Filored. The senate committee on congres sional districts today reported favor ably the house substitute congressional redistricting bill. The report, how ever, was accompanied by 11 amend ments to the house substitute. These amendments nrincinallv Affect the son- f atorisl districts represented by senators ' Hudspeth. Nugents. Brelsford. King and j onuor. : HuiWpeth Taken Care Of." The amendments, if adopted and rushed through the senate and con curred in by the house, will tae care I of the congressional aspirations of Brelsford, Hudspeth and Nugents, and it Is also said that speaer Woods is provided for in these changes. Just before the senate recessed to day, senator Nugent made an effort to have the bill rushed through, but sen ator Morrow objected on the ground that tke bill had not been printed, and the matter want over. Agreement On Normal Bill. The free conference committee, which was appointed to settle the dif ferences between the house and sen ate on the State Normal bill, today reached an agreement by which the three proposed State normals remain in the bill one to be in south Texas, another in central Vest Teras and (Continued on Faze 0). IS OUR CHARH Y EXHAUSTED? A HIG0 LIST0 grieves. The funds provisioas are all gene, and Amiga Liste can only extend empty palms te the thousands who have until now been depending on the Ready Friesd for supply of immediate necessaries of existence. Ready Friend is still ready and still friendly, but he hag no money, no food or clothing to give out to the needy ones. Amigo Listo can only give a word of sympathy, and sympathy doesn't feed hungry children or nursing mothers, sympathy doesn't take the place of bedding and clothing and fiief sympathy doesn't go far toura a hovel into a home. Until this week, Amigo Listo has been supplying regu larly, food and supplies for 600 families, numbering about 4000 individuals. Clothing, faol, and bedding have been furnished as well as food. The headquarters on Stanton street has been open every day, and an average of 100 . families per day have received each a week's provisions and supplies there. This assistance was net distributed carelessly. The in vestigating committee personally visited and investigated every case reported as one of dire necessity, and it has made its regular tours through the district where most of the destitute are to be found. la hundreds of cases, assistance has been refused because other means of sup port were believed to exist. But in cases deemed worthy of aid from the Amigo Listo fund, cards have been issued, each entitling the holder to a week's provisioning. These cards have been reissued from time to time as necessity required. A good deal of money has been raised and spent, and , many carloads of provisions distributed. The public has contributed considerable clothing and bedding. Charitable merchants have donated food, fuel, furniture, and other things as needed. Unfortunately it has proved impossible to import from Mexico some of the things offered to Amigo, Listo, and for -some of the donations offered for coBverstOB into cash there has been no ready market w The last dollar has been disbursed, the last sack of beans divided up among the hungry, the last busdle of clothing sorted out and given away. Still there remains the work to be done the same sort of work there was at the beginning, and almost the same volume of work. And there are bo means to meet the pressing need. IB HUGO HIT Chairman Avery Announces That, if Hay Is Fumi gated, May Enter Stale. RULING WILL SAVE MILLIONS IN HAY Alfalfa Growers Appealed to New Mexico qnd Texas Governors for Relief. HAT from Arizona and New Mexico will be admitted into Texas by the state sanitary board, provid ing it ha been property fumigated in accordance with the relations of the Vnlted States .bureau of animal indus try Thi good news -for bm hay growers of the southwest was received by James .20 McNary. rt vice president of the First National bank, from J Avery, chairman of the Texas livestock sanitary board. When Mr Avery was in El Paso to attend the Panhandle and Southwestern stockmen s convention, he held a hear ing for a committee of hay growers i --lr !r ov Jtextoo to hay Which was InntnrfMt I. h - bound quarantine against cattle, hay. hides and everything else which might spread the foot and month disease in Texas. Good News In Vttta. "At the meetns. which was held In our directors' room. Mr. avyv tnif n bay growers' committee that nnrf. ma circumstances would hay be admitted lnto T"as tong as the quarantine "m m saia jar. jiepfary Thursday morning. "In a letter which he has written to me, he announces for the first time that the sanitary board will permit alfalfa or other kinds of bay to be shipped into Texas, provided the billing accompanying the shipment shows that the hay has been properli disinfected or fumigated according to the United States bureau of animal in dustry regulations and the formulas, under the supervision of a state or fed eral inspector." In hie 'letter. Mr. Avery says: -Of course we realize that It is not prac ticable to disinfect hay except by fu migation, but this can easily be done with formaldehyde as prescribed by the government regulations Cars must also be clean and disinfected before the hay is loaded to be shipped." lias Been Vital I'roblem. This problem of getting the hay from Arizona and New Mexico Into Texas has (Onltewd on Page 1!. Cot. 2). are all gone, the ADMITTED All this week the headquarters of Amigo Listo has been besieged by those seeking aid. Their cards mean nothing any more. Their cases have been duly investigated and found worthy of public succor, but the treasury is empty, 2nd what is going to be done about it? One hundred families per day have been the average receiving relief; 600 families per week, dependent on this fund for the elemental necessaries of Kfe; 4000 individuals, nearly all women and children, with a few old or sick men. The problem comes home to us very closely now. It may be said that this is work that ought to have the support of government, or of '' e Red Cross. Doubtless so; but all appeals to those .ces have been ignored. The government took care of 500.1 or 6000 military refugees and their families for many months, and transported them back to their homes; but the government will assume no responsibility for these women and children who have come among us from war-torn Mexico. It must not be forgotten that these people, most of them, are part of those who have come out of Mexico during the last several years, provided with funds for support for a certain time. Some of the families that have been supported by the fund once were welKode in Mexico, and lost everything but the small fund they brought with them. It should be remembered by El Pasoans, that refugees from Mexico have had millions of dollars in the local banks, and that they have disbursed millions here, since the war began. Some thousands of them now are fallen to the depths of ill fortune. These families have loot their natural providers. They are here, they are part of our population, and what is going to be done about it? Shall it be said that El Paso stood by and refused to lead a hand white people were starving to' death within a few blocks of the heart of the city? It does little good to argue about H. -tne responsiDiiity cannot be thrust aside. It is El Paso's burden, and El Paso must shoulder it, somehow The suffering is real, and near, and insistent. Most of these people are of the sort that will not ask for .relief willingly. They would like to work for what they get It is a grave problem. What is El Paso going te do about it? Amigo Listo is still ready te Belp, hut his hands are empty. THE TRAVELS IF GOOD OIUR Globe Mills Dollar Contin Business Men of El Paso, Profit and Illustrating Do If It Is Kept Mo LIKE a snowball rolling down hill, the Globe Mills "nimble dollar" continues its roll through the busi ness district of Kl Paso, gathering valine as it goes from store to store and preacning its doctrine of sound eco nomics that it pays to keep cash mov ing. The tour of the magic dollar Is being watched like the presidential swings aronnd the circle, for everyone in EI Paso is watching where the dollar goes. Since it started, out early Monday raorn ing.,to do a bit of early shopping at the Popular store, 4he dollar has been in hundreds of hands, has bought hun dreds of dollars worth of merchandise at 100 cents in value on each dollar and has gladdened the hearts of business Here's Wh $10 Did What Kepi Moving On MR. BROWN kept boarders. Around his table sat Mr. Brown. Mrs. Brown. Mrs. An drews, the village milliner: Mr. Black, the baker: Mr Jordan, a car penter, and Mr. Hadley, a flour and lumber merchant. Mr. Brwa tank t of fcttr IHUUfi uv IIUIB i Mrs. Brown, saying "Here, my dear, are the fit toward the $20 I promised you." Mrs. Brown handed it to Mrs. An drews, the milliner, saying: "That pays for my new bonnet Mrs. Andrews said to Mr. Jordan, as she handed him the note: "That will pay you for your work on my counter." Mr. Jordan handed it to Mr. Had ley. requesting his lumber bill, while Mr. Hadley gave it back to Mr. Brown, saying: "That pays $10 on my board ' Mr. Brown passed it over to his wife, with the remark that that j.aid her the $20 he had promised her. She, in turn, paid it to Mr. Black to settle for her bread and pastry ac count, who handed It to Mr. Hadley. wishing credit for that amount on his flour bill, he again returning it to Mr. Brown, with the remark that it settled for that month's board. Whereupon Mr. Brown put H back Into his pocketbook. exclaiming that he "never thought a $10 bill would go so far." Thus a $10 greenback was made to pay $00 indebtedness inside of five minutes. How many bills at home would this ten have paid if some of the people had sent tt out of town? (BY H. D. S.) LIFTED II PERFECTLY 0 A DAY'S ues Its Rounds Among the Giving Each Concern a What a Busy Dollar Can ing By the People. men and buyers alike In a "SO-SO" ratio. Keep It KotHnc . There are no restrictions on the cir culation of the GlobeMills dollar except that it must be kept circulating. Start ed 'bat Monday with the purpose of show ing what one lone dollar could do if it was kept in circulation at home, the dollar has been on the Job ever since and will continue Its prosperity calls until Saturday evening: Daring that tme it will have visited practically air lines of business in El Paso and will have preached its sermon that it pays to buy at home, of home merchants, who carry home goods and who do not send their money away from home. If you fet the dollar, spend it and phone The lerald. No. IB 10. branch three. Starting the day tn the bands of the Jitne Auto compan, the doUar was paid to the Tri-State Motor company as the first payment on two 1010 model Ford autos which have Just arrived. The Tri-State company, not wishing to delay the travels of the dollar, immedi ately spent it at the Elite Confectionary for drinks. Prom the Elite the dollar went to the J. H. Nations Meat and Supply company, where Globe Mills flour was bought by the Globe Mills dollar. Travels of the Dollar. The remainder of the itinerary of the prosperity dollar, which was made until press tun. Thertshs. fellow. T,a"tlgSSt-5SJS;. pounds of valley sweet potatoes. To John B. Watson, grocer, by Crum ble Co.. for Feiodale coffee To Kelly A Pollard, by John & Wat son, for tooth paste and moth balls. To Primm Cigar store. Roberts-Banner building, by Kelly A Pollard, for cigars. To Baumgartner & Wylie by Primm Cigar store, in exchange. To Elite confectionery, by Baumgart ner & Wylie. for ice cream. To James A. Dick A Co . by Elite con fectionery, for Double Mint gum. To John B. Watson, grocer, by Jan. A. Dick Co , for Avondale oats. To Berger firos harper supplies, by John B. Watson, on account. To J H Laura, hardware, by Berger Bros , for nails. To John B. Watson. Grocer, by J. H. Laurie, for Fairbanks "Fairy" soap. To J C Peyton's Meat Market, by John B Watson, for meat. To Kl Paso let A ReVigerator com pany, b J. C. Peyton Meat market, for ice To International Book and Station ary store, by E! Paso lee and Refriger ator company for stationery To Van pyke bar. tn International Book and Stationery store for a drink. To Empire Bottling Works, by Van Dyke bar. for seltzer water Prises for School Children. The Glohe Mills will offer three prizes, consisting of J15 gold, first prise, $10 gold, second arise, and JS gold, third prise, for the best essay by school children of the southwest on the travels of the Globe Mills dollar. Full particulars will be printed on page It of the Week-End Herald To Houck Dieter, by Empire Bot tling works, en account. To Gem saloon, by Houck A Dieter, for drinks To Ralph Converse Gem barber shop, by Gem saloon for nair cut, shampoo and massage. To Shelton-Payne Arms Co . by Ralph Converse, Gem barber shop, for ammu nition. To City National bank, by Shelton Payne Arms Co . for revenue stamps. To Globe Mills by Cit National bank, for check on Globe Mms To Hotel Sheldon Cafe. b C G Muel ler, of Globe Mills, for Rotary club luncheon. To Macon-Scott Realty Co. by Hotel Sheldon Cafe, in exchange at Rotary dub luncheon. To Scott White Co . b Macon-Scott Realty Co.. for cigars. Graduation Gowns of El Paso High School Grc imiffH in Si' ULS limiiea lO 9w -j- i The graduation crowns of the rirla of the El Paso high school this spring will be limited to cot under $3 each. They will all be made in similar design, of white silkaline. costing 10 cents s yard. Incidental, the bovs of the class will wear the same material, fo instead of the formal graduation ex ercises, with elaborate! dressed school i girls, a classical Gre-k court of learn- I ing will be given, and all the senior mands for commercial and other con class will be costumed alike in Grecian ' cessions, the United States has been robes. j endeavoring to influence Japan ' There mill be a king and a queen of ameliorate her demands and to prev f i the court of learning, and to them will I anv infringements of the rights of th come the members of the graduating ciass. eacn presenting nis claim for a diploma for his four vears of study The diplomas will be presented by the king and queen, ho will be selected from the class. The honor pupils will in addition receive laurel wreaths. A Grecian dance and a chorus will be in troduced. As very little previous training will be necessarv for these exercises, the preparation will not be gin until the first of Mav. FLORID V DECLARES qi IKAVTIXBL Jacksonville. Fla.. March 1 To pre- I vent Introduction of foot and mouth I disease Into Florida stnto s,ftt..il I Wednesdav declared ini-a,itlne against I 1 i m.n it li..li I It . ' Washington 1 Exports, LOOK OUT! Merchant Asserts 80,000 Dervishes Have Overrun British Possessions. GEN. HAW LEY AND ARMVBUTCHERED Railroads and Telegraph Lines Destroyed, Is Re port lo Berlin. BERLIN. German. March IS (Bv wireless to Sayville. I L) A Ger man merchant who recently has returned from Egypt is authority for the declaration that the whole of the British Sudan, including Khartum, and also parts of Nubia, are in possession of the Dervishes. The statements of this merchant are published in the Vos sische Zeitung. He describes also an engagement near Fashoda last Decem ber in which Gen. Hawley of the British army, and a number of other officers together with almost J000 men, lost their lives. AminWis Camp Destroyed. The. ssssasscust ha wmM relates a stags' oX sfint ssSfimft ojm of the Senusai tribesmen fn November. He de clares they destroyed an Australian camp near the Pjramids on November 19. killing 200 Austra7rans and captur ing guns and provisions Later in large force numbering: not less than $0,000. they overflowed the entire province of Faun and destroyed all railroads, including the Cairo-ssvii.' line December 1, they destroyed the Alexandria-Cairo railroad near Daman. hur. 1lawle'M rmy Main. Thousands of tribesmen responded To the appeal of the Derishes and on De cember 13. 40.0v0 of them marched in the direction of Fashoda. on the Wh.te Nile, where Gen Hawlev opoaed them with S000 troops. Of the men under Hawle. all the name officers de serted to the Dervishes, leaving him with onl 2000 men Most of this contingert was kelle! and Gen Hawley and his officers fell. Nabur-Kl-Asl. commanding the Derv ishes, had all his prisoners decapitated. Natives Jib Dervishes. As a result of tms ictory all the native citizens joined the Dervishes who on January 1 took possession of the important militarv ont at Nasser. In the district of Sennaar This merchant declare furthermo-. that tfle Dervishes destroyed all the telegraph lines in lower Er pt. No word of the conquest of the Sudan has been allowed to leak out. COUNSEL SAYS DYNAMITE ATTEMPT WAS ACT OF WAR Bangor. Me. March 15 The claim of Werner Horn that his attempt to de stroy the international railroad at Vanceboro. Me . was an act of war. fig ured in the proceedings before United States commissioner Reed here toda. in connection with indictments charg ing Horn with illesral interstate trans portation of explosives from New Tork to Vanceboro Counsel withdrew Horn s plea of not guilt and moved that he be discharged on the ground that the acts charged were those of a belligerent and that the courts of xyt United States were not involved. The motion declared that Horn was a first lieutenant in the German Land wehr and that under the law of na tions, soldiers and members of on belligerent nation mav seize and de stroy or capture the property of th other bel'igerent, wherever found, ex cept In neutral territorj ALTER DEMANDS ON CHttJA, U. S. NOW URGES JAPAN Washington. D. C March 18. It was stated officially at the white house to- - .--ss- . n hiiiic uuuae Lur ?ay that representations bv the United States to Japan concerning the latters demands on China had been entlrelv m dependent of anv- at tlon by Great Britain and Russia or other powers. Further than this statement, officials in all quarters preserved the stnetrse silence, regarding the situation as o-e of delicacy. State department officials however have admitted that since th- beginning of the negotiations betwe. Japan and China over the former's de- United States. KAISER AND GENERALS HOLD COUNCIL OF WAR London, En;., March l! The Eer ing News prints a dispatch from Copei -haeen. Denmark to the ffct.that ni peror William and Gen. von Falken hayn, chief of the German general staff, arrived today at the German army headquarters near Lille. France Their visit, the News states, is for thw purpose of participating in a council of war Emperor William and Gen Von Falk enhayn alreaii ha e had conference with Fredtru k Willi im rie German crown prince, aini Kuproht. crow n (CwtfMie rae X Ol. 3).