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Associated Press Exclusive Wire HOME EDITION SIXTV-TIIIKD YEAR. NO. 143. FKII3AY. APRIL 3, 11)14. TWENTY PACKS. PItlCE TWO CENTS. VILLA A THE R KGUS. TORREON TAKEN BY FEDERALS ON RUN RESULT 6 DAYSWTLE Loss in Men on Both Sides is Estimated at 2,000 Killed. Head of Army in Torreon Victory IS HORRIFYING SCENE Victory Gives Constitutonalists Control Over Northern Tier of States Washington, D. C. April 3. Official report stating ViKa has captured Tor rean as received from Consular Agent t'arothers this afternoon. Torreon, Mexico. April 3. (Via Cornea I'alacio). This city, a stream of dead and wounded of the six-day battle, which was almost continuous, vts occupied by the rebels last night on the heels of fleeing federal. The stench from the unburied dead is stifling and scenes on every side are horrifying In the extreme. The losses have not been compiled, but roughly General Villa estimates his own losses a: 500 killed and 1.500 wounded, and the federal loss at 1,000 dead and 2,500 wounded, with an unknown number of prisoners. Villa declares that the federals whom his cavalry Is pursuing to the south fcrms but a remnant of the fed eral force, whose loss, he says, prob ably is close to being total. All sub ordinate generals have not yet report ed, and until they do just how many lim twinB aaftluxed t accur ately stated. The battle line was four miles long and the field was determined by three rreat hills formed like a carpenter's tqu&re. at either end of which lay the towns of Gomez Palacio and Torreon. Tbe federals had fortified the hills with rifle pits, trenches and barbed wire entanglements. Wounded Left to Perish. The nature of the ground made it difficult to recover the wounded and m&cy died of thirst and .hunger, or lack of attention, where they fell. Automobiles used in rescue work could not ascend the hill sides. Along the bases of the hills ran railroad tracks and la this field the battle was foe g he The federals' last stand was In a canyon, from which they finally fled. . 4? I U W ,.. .L V-.Sl SHIP BEARING SEA VICTIMS CAUGHT IN ICE Bellaventure, With 58 Bodies From New Found land, is in Trouble. ; NOT WANTED IS 90 MILES FROM PORT General -rancho" Villa. ury, all play ceased and gamblers and spectators shouted with Joy. Play American Ragtime. Through it all only one name was heard above all others. It was "Villa," "Viva Villa." Common soldiers and highest officials of the rebel govern ment in a cabaret resort were invited to drink to the glory of the insurgent arms. American ragtime music tink led from a piano while American wo men from El I'aso's slums danced the one-step with Mexican partners in the middle of the big room. When the shooting of rifles and pistols in the celebration began fed eral sympathizers at Kl Paso awoke and rushed to the international bridge thinking the federals were attacking Juarez. By 2 this morning the excite ment had died away and the streets were deserted. ! Lind May Not Go Back. Washington, D. C. April 3. An nouncement of the prospective depart ure for the United States of John Lind, the resldent'jv jxjlEcstntative in Mexico, has revived interest in the future trend of the Washington gov ernment's policy toward the southern republic. The last few weeks officials have pointed to the battle at Torreon as likely to furnish an index of the future, but the result as well as its ef fects on the military or diplomatic situ ation as respects the strength of the two factions, is still a matter of some uncertainty here. While the presi dent said Lind would return from Vera Crux, many observers think he will never go back. Administration officials are emphatic' in declarations that Lind's movements at present mean no change in the American pol icy. Federals Claim Victory. Washington. D. C. April 3. The Mexican embassy today still claimed victory for the federals at Torreon, I and gave out the statement Fears Expressed for Safety of Southern Cress Carrying Crew of 170. St. Johns. N. F.. April 3. The sealer Bellaventure. bringing 5S bodies and 35 survivors of the wrecked sealing vessel New Foundland, became block ed with ice 90 miles from port, and probably will not reach here before Sunday. Many of the survivors prob ably will die. It is reported here that the sealer Southern Cross was safe at Channel, N. P.. and also the Erick. Southern Cross carried 170 men and 17.000 sealskins. The government has instituted a search and asked the United States to assist. The report that the Southern Cross was safe at Channel proved un true. Death traveled in a gale that over took the sealing fleets last Tuesday. Sixty-four members of the crew of the Newfoundland are known to have perished and 37 were rescued, accord ing to a statement authorised by Co lonial Secretary Bennett, acting pre mier. The steamer Bellaventure ac counted for 5S dead and 35 living, tbe Stephano, for one dead and two liv ing and the Florizen, for itvexiead. Great alarm' is felt for the steamer Southern Cross, with a crew of 170 men, which has not reported since she passed Cape Pine, bound in, Tuesday morning. The men lost were far from their ships, killing seals when the storm, with blinding snow, swooped down upon them. They were exposed for 48 hours before assistance arrived and in that time many succumbed. The New Foundland was one of a fleet of fifteen ships, carrying over 2.000 men scattered among the ice floes near Belle Isle straits. 1 A message from the captain of the ! Bellaventure says the total dead of) the New Foundland's crew Is 77. One hundred twelve are rescued. Of these 36 are ill. SENATE SEES BITTER FIGHT ON TOLL BILL Wilson Backers Begin Conferences as Meas ure is in Committee. TO BE NO COMPROMISE President Expects No Filibust ering and an Early Report on the House Draft. LABOR AGAINST NEW ORDINANCE Tri-City Federation Opposes Electrical Regulations of A COMMITTEE TO PROTEST Over Half the Stock of the Cooperative Store Reported at Monthly Meeting at Sold. nsed armored trains. TLebe would suddenly appear around the elbow of tbe hills and discharge broadside big guns, then retire. Positions were taken and lost time and time again. Fighting home to house drew the circle clocer to the enemy. There were hundreds of small encounters in the streets or over pos iaiioa of some favored roof, but dom inating all as the thunder of cannon. No Foreigner Injured. The federals used huge rockets. hot to great height, exploding in the air and letting down a bail of buck shot. On the fourth day of the fight intense suffering from heat and thirst as relieved fcy rain, thought due to heavy firing. Great supplies of food, ammunition, artillery and stores of cotton fell into the hands of the rebels br the capture. In all the fighting BO foreigner waa killed or injured. Taking of the city was the climax of the first campaign of the revolution oust Huerta from the presidential tJe and City of Mexico. It gives the wnititutionaJists virtual control over whole northern tier of Mexican Utes. Tha victory is said to make Saltllio and Monclavio, in Coahulia, fd Montery. the key to the state of Xeuvo Leon, assured. Wild Night for Juarez. Jaarez, Mexico. April 3. Interest kre is divided in speculation as to future movements and the ef fct, if any. Lis triumph will have in "athlngton. .Never in all history lnce the Madero revolution of 1910 Juarea gone so mad with enthusi asm as when a messenger from inlli tr7 headquarters ran through the treets shrieking Torreon had fallen. BHt in the 300-year-old mission of Guadalupe were set ringing louder and water than ever rung for religious Purposes. Rebel soldiers woke from hlr sleep to cheer, then turned their loose into the air. and finally dressed officials threw their arms troubd unwashed private soldier In streets and yelled with delight. Tbe municipal band, routed from bed. taraded the streets playing tbe nation al hymn in a serenade of Caxrana. In 01 gambling conducted by Villa's agents for rebel bceflt to the trcaa- "uu" D column oi ma s norses. , d t u statpment: "An offl- ice opposing for-res numbered proba-1 cJa, d!gpalcn to the fcerretary of for oly ten thousand on a side. Both sides ) . , -, k, ri,H giving account of a crushing defeat of the rebels under Villa at Torreon. General Maas with large reinforce ments has arrived at Torreon. The government has succeeded in raising a loan of more than fifty million pesos. Mexico City. Mexico, April 3. None of the newspapers contained an inti mation of the federal defeat at Tor reon. On the contrary, all gave assur ances that the reinforcing army of General de Mours had won a great vic tory over the rebels near Torreon. General Blanquet denied to the As sociated Press there was any truth in the report of the fall of Torreon. ','ISS BRANDT NOT TO GET MILLIONS New York Court Decide Against Davenport Women in Zeigler Will Suit. LA GRIPPE KEEPS BRYAN CONFINED Secretary of State So HI During Night Physician Had to Be Summoned. New York. April 3. The appellate division of the supreme court today decided against Florence Brandt in her attempt to establish the claim she was the legally adopted daughter of the late William Ziegler. Miss Brandt claimed one-half of the $15,000,000 es tate left by Zeigler. the bulk of which went to his adopted son. Mis 8 Brandt was a school teacher in Davenport, Iowa, and according to the records a half-sister of William Zieg ler, who adopted her in childhood. The semi-monthly meeting of the Tri-City Federation of Labor was held last evening at" Industrial hall. The committee in charge of the cooperative grocery store reported fine progress made. Ten thousand dollars is neces sary to get the project under way, and over half of this amount in stock has been sold. The committee will meet tonight to make several minor changes in the by-laws drawn up some time ago. The committee which has been in vestigating the American theatre ini Moline, which had been placed on thei unfair list by organized labor, reported J Decides! that they have been picketing the place for the past month without re sult. The grievance committee will Interview the proprietor some time next week. Oppose Ordinance. The Federation goes on record as opposed to the electrical ordinance now before the city council, and a com mittee of five was appointed to appear before the council at the next meet THE WEATHER ) Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Molina end Vicinity. Fair- tonight and Saturday; contin ued cold tonight, with the tempera ture near freezing; slowly rising tem perature Saturday; moderate norther ly TfTePrT be eo m i n g variable."-" Temperature at 7 a. m 34. Highest yesterday,' 58. Lowest last night, 33. Velocity of wind at 7 a, m., S miles per hour. - Precipitation, none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 64; at 7 a. m., 75. Stage of water,- 4.2; no change in last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Mnrs. Venus. Saturn Morning stars: Jupiter. Mercury. Th; one conspicuous star In the lower southern sky is tbe dull red Alphard of constellation Hydra, known ns "The Solitary One;" seen west of south about y p. m. BRUNER WILL ASK FOR CONTINUANCE OF HIS ACTIONS Washington, D. C, April 3. Admin- i istration leaders in tiie senate yester t day plunged actively into the Panama j tolls fight. Although the house bill j to repeal toll exemption for American ! ships is resting in the committee qn : interoceanic canals, there were many ! informal conferences during the day j relating to the issue. "No compromise" was the slogan of the administration leaders in their con j ferences. So many bills and resolu tions have been introduced tending to cloud the plain issue of repeal that it has been determined to make it plain from the outset that no temporizing is to be countenanced. President Wilson told inquirers that ' he expected no factional delay or flit j bustering and that he believes there win uc a pruiuyt icpuu 11 uui ma luiu- mittee on interoceanic canals. . Wilson Denies Senate Ultimatum. Incidentally the president took oc casion to deny published reports that he had sent an ultimatum to the senate j through Senator Owen or any ona else i with a view to forcing early action, j He added that no proposals for com- "promise or change in the repeal meas- Effort Will Be Made to Have ' ure had been brought to him and slg niflcantly suggested that amendments were not being offered by admlnistra- Sheriff's Cases Postponed for Another Term. THOMPSON WILL HAROLD SMITH IS FOUND DEPENDENT i Judge E. C. Graves of Geneseo Will Be Here Monday to Hear Argu ments or counsel. Washington. D. C, April 3. Secre tary Bryan is suffering with a hard cold. He decided to remain at home and not to attend the cabinet meeting toHav Ha will use the telephone. It was learned later that Bryan was ! Maud Irwin at Ktokuk Dec. 24 so ill during the night a physician had to be called. He has a eevere attack cf therip. He will be confined to his home several days. BURNS CLAIMS TO KNOW MURDERER Chicago, III, April 3. "I know who the murderer of Mary Pha'gan is." said William J. Burns, detective, employed by friends of Leo Frank, under death sentence at Atlanta, Ga. "I can't say at this time whether it is Frank or some one else." lie will make a re port aoon to the attorneys in the cue. THREE SUITS FOR DIVORCE ARE FILED Three suits for divorce-were filed in circuit court today. William Siagle says his wife, Maggie, is a confirmed drunkard. They were married Dec. 19, 18ft7, at Davenport. Their separation came April 29, 1900. The plaintiff charges drunkenness as grounds. Har ry McCaskrin is the complainant's lawyer. Allan G. Irwin, who married Miss 19'J4. says she has deserted him. He -asks divorce on that charge. They separ ated Aug. 1C. 1909. Mrs. Hulda Pease, who married Frank Pease Dec. 21, 1909, at Fond du I.ac, Wis., says her husband was cruel. Sho asks a separation. She says they part ed Sept 10, 1910. C. J. Schroeder is the complainant's attorney. C0AKLEY A DEMOCRATIC SHRIEVALTY ASPIRANT Glenn Coakley, chief of police in Moline during the present administra tion, announces himself as a candidate for the democratic nomination for sher iff for the fall election. Sufs Explode Borr.bs. Glasgow, Scotland, April 3. Three boubs were exploded by suffragets in an attempt to blow up the Belmont church in this city. There was only slight damage. Ibsen's Widow Dead. Christiania, Norway, April 3. Sus anna Ibsen, widow of Henrik Ibsen, dramatist and poet, is dead. Nine-Year-Old Lad Charged With Theft Is Ordered to Glenwood by Jude Bell. Harold Smith, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, 1137 Thirty-fifth street, who stole a bicycle in Moline the other evening and rode to this city, where he is charged with breaking into the Oberg drug store, 63S Thirty-eighth street. Tor the pur pose of stealing a bank which was in the window, was yesterday afternoon sent to Glenwood home by Judge B. S. Bell. . A delinquency petition had been tion leaders. President Wilson said he expects a ..11 4oiiiaoisin nf !i n nnaflti'nn In Mi a RESIST senate and is confident the repeal bill will pass. The president declared no proposals for a caucus had been mentioned to ' him. Reports were in circulation that repeal bill into a caucus, but these " " j rumors were denied, democratic lead There is a possibility that Sheriff O. ers asserting that a caucus will not be U Bruner will not be brought to trial necessary and insisting the repeal bill . T j will have a safe majority when the next Monday in circuit court. Judge - . f k E. C Graves of Geneseo, who is to pre-; vote 13 taKen- side, will be asked by attorneys for, Wilson Policy Gaining Favor? ; the defendant for a continuance. 1 Friends of the repeal bill insisted State's Attorney F. E. Thompson states ; that support of the president's policy he will resist the motion. is increasing rather than decreasing. Yesterday attorneys for the defense One republican senator, who will vote notified State's Attorney F. E. Thomp-, for the repeal, deciarea mat a can- sen that a continuance would be sought ' vass of the senate showea a clear ma- onH osItpH fnr hia rnnsoTit to the move, lority of nine for the bill. A number He refused to consider it, and Attor- of republicans, however, it is now gen ney S. R. Kenworthy went to Chicago, eraily understood have decided to line where he interviewed Judge Graves up against the repeal, notwithstanding relative to the matter. j that they voted against exemption of Mi Mrtaw ' tolls originally. Among these are Hear Mot.on Monday. Senators Penrose and Oliver of Penn- Thls morning Judge Graves tele-: sylvania who have publicly annofcac phoned Mr. Thompson that a motion ed the,r change of position, for continuance would be filed Monday . chalrman o'Gorman issued the for and that he would take the matter up 'mal call today for the canals commit on his arrival here. He intimated that . tee to meet next Tuesday morning. tne motion wouia noi ue aiiuweu uu- less there were strong grounds in sup port of it. . Charged With Killing Girl. Alpena, Mich., April 3. Ephraim McMillan Sr., was bound over to the circuit court after preliminary exami nation on a charge of slaying his adopt ed daughter. Pearl Foster McMillan, niea against we iaa out Because oi ins whom hQ kept conflned in his home tender years, it was decided to change njore tnan a year McMman was de the charge to dependency, in order i , . , vfeit y,,a rM.n not to send him to a state institution. i,, ' . t!.ir,inr ncr.MIi for the purpose of obtaining personal effects. The home is now under guard. ASSESSMENT ROLLS FOR IMPROVEMENT CONFIRMED Today in county court Judge Bell confirmed assessment rolls for the con struction of sidewalks on Thlrty-Hec-oud street from Fourteenth to Fifth avenue, and for tbe paving of Forty sixth street from the railroad to Sev enth avenue. Agree on Workmen's Bill. Washington. D. C. April 3.--The house committee agreed upon the workmen's compensation bill for gov ernment employes. Fall Kills Equestrienne. i New York, April 3. Ella Hackett. a! 19-year-old equestrienne, was killed ' Purington is Dead. Chicago, April 3. Friends of D. B. Purington, founder of the Purington Pavlnir Ti t-J L" Anmnnnir rnril-trj a inoc. . sage telling of his death In Ocean ! a,most instantly by a fall of 50 feet Springs. Miss., his winter home, j from a tPze in the arena of the Bar- j num & Bailey circus in Madison Square I garden. Ambitious to appear in a trapeze act, she was rehearsing after me aiiti uuuu yei Luriiiaiiutr. Further Action in the House. In the house Representative Moss of West Virginia, republican, who vot ed against the Sims bill, introduced a resolution to declare that it 1b the sense of the house that its repeal of the clause granting exemption to coast wise shipping was "in furtherance of the desire of the United States to facilitate negotiations between the United States and Great Britain, and in no sense to be constructed as waiv ing or denying any right possessed by the United States to grant exemption from tolls to her vessels of war and commerce." Keep Up Daniels Fight. Washington. D. C. April 3 fight on the nomination of Winthrop Daniels to be interstate commerce commissioner continued in executive i session of tbe senate and caused a ! series of White house conferences. I NEW TARIFF ACT IS TO MAKE GOOD Washington. D. C. April 3. The new tariff act which went into effect six months ago will not reduce customs revenue any more than f 45,000.000 an nually, as estimated at the time of its passage. Officials are inclined to be lieve the government's expectations ix to Uie income tax will be realized. Cape Haitien The gunboat Nash ville was ordered by Secretary Daniels to sail for Porto riata, Santo Domin go, where conditions are disturbed. WOMAN TELLS OF ASSAULT BY MEN Arrest Milwaukee Doctor. 1 Milwaukee, April 3 Dr. S. T. Lewis, 44 Majestic building, was arrested yes terday afternoon on a charge of man slaughter as a result of the death In the Albei marie of Miss Lillie Helden, Chicago corset saleswoman. The war ! rant was issued after District Attorney I Yockey asserted that new evidence had been discovered since the John ' Doe proceedings last week. i Protest Crusher In Prison. Springfield, 111.. April 3. Stone deal, era' representatives protested to Gov i ernor Dunne today against the pur chase by the state of a stone crusher The pro- Kansas City, Mo., April 3. At the trial of Vic Guerlneer. one of six men fnr th .inHot stata nrlmn Elections for a new president of Santo! accused of having attacked her after test, however, was withdrawn when she had been lured to a rooming house the governor explained that convict March 9, Mrs. Gertrude Shiedler told labor will not be able to cope with Um of one of the most horrible crimes ever .Increasing demand for stone material described in a court room. Because for roads. ,. she spoke in whispers and broken sobs, only counsel. Judge, prosecutor , Paris The Duaget comnmiee oi mt Domingo to succeed Bordas were post poned owing to the trouble. Washington Altogether 585,164 cat tle. 122.488 calves. 1.296.625 BJeep. 3. 118 goats and 33.4S9.3S4 hogs were slaughtered under federal inspection last January. Chit-ago led with 134.141 cattle, 21.470 calves. 392.6S6 sheep ,211 goata and C19.500 swlue. and Jury could hear the story. Hun-(chamber of deputie favored an ap dreds of women, girls and boys were propria tion for official French particl denied admittance to the court room, j pation in the ranama-Paciflo exposi Only men were present. itiou.