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OMA11A, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH HI, 1914- TWMIA'K PA (IKS.
On Trains and ok
Hotel Rows Standi, flo.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
i'remier Startles British House of
W 1 . i. A MM A1IM A AM 4"
jy uuimnuns wuu Aiiuuuuiicuibuw
of Change in the Cabinet.
FRENCH AND EWART ARE FIRM
Generals Refuse to Withdraw Resig
nations Submitted Last Week.
SECRETARY PAYS THE PENALTY
Secly's Guarantee to Army Officers
Feature of Crisis.
ASttUITH RESIGNS HIS SEAT
premier Will Appeal to III" Constit
uency i" Knst Fife, Sootlnnil,
for Ilc-Klectlon to the
LONDON, March 30.-Coloncl John
trccly, secretary for war, resigned his
portfolio In the British cabinet today and
hit resignation was accepted by the
premier. Premier Asmiiih himself de
cided to tako the secretaryship of war
in place, of Colonel Seely.
"Colonel Secly's resignation has been
accepted," was the expression employed
by Premier Asqulth In announcing In the
Blouse of Commons today that his war
secretary had paid the penalty of his In
discretion in adding to a cabinet docu
ment tho two paragraphs which have
aroused such feeling as to threaten tho
existence of the entire cabinet.
fTho first information received by mem
tiers of Parliament that Colonel feely
'Iliad definitely retired from tho cabinet
W83 wnen no eniereu uiw uuuau imu vwn.
a seat on the back benches instead of
C'nnse of Crlnls.
"The paragraphs which caused the
crisis were contained' In a memorandum
written to Brigadier General Hubert
Uough and contained the following;
" "The government must retain Its right
to use all tho forces of tho crown in Ire
land or elsewhere to maintain order and
support the civil power in the ordinary
execution of their duty, but it lias no
intention whatever of taking advnntago
of this right In order to crush political
opposition to the policy or the principles
of the home rule bill.' "
TK tnina mtniiil UiUh r f tmm n-tlflta n -
tees by the cabinet was taken ub a rebuff
by Field Marshal Sir John French, virtual
commander-in-chief of tho army, and by
Rlr John Ewart, the adjutant general to
the forces. The two generals immediately
resigned and all efforts made by tho
king, the premier and other ministers
failed to Indues them to change their
minds. TneTr resignations were made
Premier Asqnith'a further announce
ment that he himself would take tip the
portfolio of secretary for war came In
tho nature of a surprise. Having an
nounced his intention to take up the
office, he declared he would retire from
the House of Commons, in accordance with
tho law "until it please my constituents
to sanction my return."
The premier then dramatically walked
out of the chamber amid frantic cheera
from the liberals, the nationalists and the
labor members, the whole body of whom
rose to their feet and waved handker
chiefs and papers as he left
Mr. Asqulth, having accepted "an of
fice of profit under the crown" must now
return to his constituency of Eaqt Fire,
Scotland, for re-election. On -tile last
occasion he received 6,149 votes against
the 3,350 for his Unionist opponent.
"When Premier Asqulth cnterea me
ovation from the members on the min
isterial side. He shortly afterward rose
before the crowded chamber to make his
promised statement on the army crisis.
The premier said.
"After full consideration Field Marshal
0'iench and Adjutant General Ewart have
perflated in their desire to bo relieved of
their offices. In the public Interest I
deplore the decision of these gallant of
ficers, and I cannot apeak too warmly
or gratefully of the ability, loyalty and
devotion with which they have served the
Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. in. Tueaday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vlulnity
Unsettled weather tonight and Tuesday;
not much change In temperature.
Temperature at UmuUn Yesterday
& a. m.
6 a. m.
7 a. m.
8 a. m.
u u. m.
10 a. m 41
11 a. m 42
12 m 41
1 p. m 43
Z p. m 43
3 p. in . 43
4 p. Ill 44
5 p. m 44
p. m 43
7 p. in 43
S p. in 42
1914. 1912. 1912. 1911.
Highest yeBterday 44 67 B 43
Lowest yesterday 40 45
Mean temperature 42 M
Precipitation T .00
Temperature and precipitation
lures from me normal;
Normal tempcratuio 43
ueiiciency ior uie uay i
Total deficiency since March 1 43
.Normal precipitation OS Inch
Deficiency for the day 06 inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .1.26 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 07 Inch
Excess for cor. period, 19.13 1.64 Inches
Excess for cor. period, 191S 1.11 inches
Reports from Stations ut 7 1. U.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
ot Weather. 7 p.m. eat. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 42 52 .18
Tlnvr elnllrlv M S -1R
Des Moines, cloudy 41 it T
Lander, Cloudy j
North Platte, rain
Omaha, cloudv 4X
Pueblo, cloudv 4',
RaMd City, cloudy i
Kilt like City, p't cloudy K
Kunta Ye, cloudy
Mie Idan. part' cloudy. .. "i
B oux City, cloudy . 42
alcntlne rain :'l
T Indicates trace ot precipitation
L, A V. EL3I1. Local Forecaster
MEN LIKE FLOCK OF SHEEP
Mrs. Draper Smith Tells What She
Has Learned of Them.
IF ONE SIGNS, OTHERS FOLLOW
I.rt First One Refuse to Affix SljtnH
turc (u Petition nml Others vtl
ltd use Tnlkn to town 1M
(.From a Staff Correspondent.
DISS MOINES, la., March 50. (Special
)Tetegram.) That action will be taken to
divide the Mississippi Valley Equal Suf-
frsKo conference and crcato a southern
division is asserted. It Is stated that
there are condition! in the south which
affect tho outlook for equal sufrage that
are peculiar to that portion of the country
alone. Tho states of Texas, Alabama,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee,
which now belong to tho Mississippi Val
ley organization, will become members of
tho new conference.
Regarding tho work In Nebraska Mrs.
Draper Smith said: "The women soon
round out that the "men were very much
like a flock of sheep; If one refused to
sign our petitions, all within tho hearing
of his voice would follow with 'psss me
up," or 'nothing doing.' On the other
hand If tho first one signed the others
Mrs. Smith favored the Initiative sys
tem which waa employed In Nebraska re
cently over tho legislative plan of getting
suffrugo amendment before the voters.
Any state, she, said that cannot secure
enough signatures to place the amend
ment on the ballot, has not enough suf
frage sentiment to get an amendment
through tho legislature or to carry tho
amendment after It has been secured.
I.emtliiK Women Talk.
The conference Is presided over by Miss
Harriett E. Grimes of Darlington, Wis.,
and among tho speakers on today's pro
gram were Mrs. Pattlo K. Jacobs, Blr
mlngton, Ala.; Miss Clara L. Thompson,
St Louis; Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, Chl
caeo: Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs, Wash
ington, and Mrs. Illla McIIose, Boone, la.
MIsb Flora Dunliis, a leading Social Set
tlement worker and member of tho Des
Moines Board of Education, welcomed
the delegates at tho morning session.
Of Interest In connection with tho suf
frage conference was the fact that In tho
municipal election hero today, women
were voting on a proposition for munici
pal ownership of the city water works
system. Many of the visitors aided their
co-workers In Dcs Moines in tho work of
getting out the woman vote.
"Methods" Is the general subject of the
sessions, and every phase of suffrage
work Is to be discussed. The leaders in
the various states outlined plans they
found most practicable. Much Interest
contered about the Illinois delegation. Tho
methods followed in that state in the ro
cent campaign were to be told.
Dr. Anna Blount of Oak Park, III., dis
cussed "Victories Since the Last confer
ence," while Mrs. Draper .Smith of
Omaha, told the delegates "How We Did
It In Nebraska."
The general discussion of the session
was led by Mrs. Harriet Taylor' Upton
of Warren, O. Experiences In Iowa were
told by Mrs. Ella McIIose of Boone.
as Witness in Suit
Brought by Woman
Thomas W. Blackburn, president of tho
Omaha Bar association, who, according
to district court records, represented Mr.
and Mrs. Lacey E. Peyton In the early
stages of their divorce suit, and who was
present when some differences over
property were adjusted by them some
time before the divorce suit was filed,
was called as a witness In a suit brought
in District Judge Estello'a court by Mrs.
Peyton to recover J2.5O0 alleged due on a
note transferred to her.
A considerable part of the day was con
sumed in arguments of lawyers over the
question whether the statements Mrs.
Peyton sought from Mr. Blackburn were
privileged as between an attorney and
his client. The judge allowed him to bo
questioned to a limited extent.
Records of the district clerk's office
show that Mr. Blackburn filed both pe
tition and answer In the Peyton divorce
case on the same day and also paid the
filing fees for both documents.
The plaintiff Is charging that the note
for the value of which she Is suing was
Mob Attacks Crew
of Freight Train
PITTSBURGH, March S0.-A freight
crew on the Monongahfla division ot the
Pennsylvania railroad was attacked early
today at Frederlcktown, Pa., by a mob of
000. Stone.s were thrown and shots fired,
but not one was hurt. The crew was fin
ally rescued by police sent from Browns
ville. This was the most serious of a
series of disturbances that characterized
the strike of trainmen on the division
during the night.
The Information reached here at noon
that leaders of the United Mine Workers
at Unlontown, Pa., had called out mem
bers of the union in mines which sup
plied coal to the Pennsylvania, until the
strike on the Monongahela division was
settled. The order, effective today, will
bring out approximately 6,000 men.
Freight officials assert that the Mon
ongahela division is fully manned and
freight and passenger trains moving
LIST OF I0WANS NAMED
TO GO TO SAN FRANCISCO
DBS MOINES, la.. March 30. Announce
ment of the completed Iowa delegation
which will go to San Francisco this week
to select and dedlcato a site at the Panama-Pacific
exposition, was made today.
The official members of the party are:
Governor Clarke. Justice Horace U.
Deemer of the supreme court of Red Oak,
and Ora Dilllams of Des Moines.
The representatives chosen by the com
mercial clubs of the cities of tho state
arc: Ralph Bolton, Des Moines: E. A.
Kingsbury. Waterloo: W. G. Haskell.
Cedar Rapids: George Haw. Ottumwa
Chsrles F. Curtis. Clinton: O. M. Olson.
Fort Dodge; F. K. K'-eler, Mason City
George W Flench, Davenport
The paity will assemble at Omaha Tun
TO WORK I
coin, Come to
BOTH PARTICIPATE IN THE CALL
Plan Suggested by Chairman Meet
with Favor of All.
SMALL HITCH AT THE OUTSET
Eppcrsonians Decide to Go it Alone,
But Change Front.
TWO BODIES FINALLY
Purpose Is Tlinl .Vnnim of lloth
Chnlrmrn Slinll lie Sinned to
Cnll for Convention When
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Marclf 30.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Republicans of Nebraska are to
gether once more, and will present s
united front to the enemy when the
battle Is fought next November.
Tho two men who have been working
hard for harmony during tho last few
months were rewarded today hen they
saw the two committees Join hands in a
resolution to pull together for future suc
cess. These two men. Senator Frank M. Cur
rle. chairman of tho Taft wing of the
republican pufty, and JMdge A. C. Ep
person, chairman of tho Roosevelt wing,
wore gratified tonight, and after viewing
tho battlo ground where tho two commit
tees fought out their differences this aft
ernoon aro shaking hands with everybody
over tho result of the meotlngs.
At ono tlmo it looked as if the old
ship, which has been sailing for tho last
two years with two crews and two com
manders, was close to rocks, and while
the passengers were on tho verge of a
panic for about thirty minutes while the
two subcommittees were conferring, tho
danger passed, and when tho announce
ment was made that an agreement had
been reached cheers for the republican
party were given with a hearty will and
a general handshaking was indulged In.
The proposition, which at one time
looked as If it would cause dissension,
was who had the right to call the con
vention. The executive committees of
both parties had agreed upon a plan
for the Joint catling of the state conven
tion by both committees, but tho Epper
son commltteo Instead voted for a plan
which practically Ignored the oxistence
of tho Currle commltteo. They finally
agreed to appoint a committee to confer
with a like committee from the other
committee and the two reported a plan
which in substance, allowed th Epperson
committee to call the convention with
the co-operation of the Currle committee.
After agreemont as to calling the state
convention by tho Epperson committee
had ben reached tonight and tho meet
ings adjourned, It was thought best In
order to meet all legal requirements, that
the same resolution which gave the power
to tho Epperson committee to call tho
convention with the Currle committee co
operating, should be adopted concerning
the Currle committee, and thus, both the
name of Mr. Currle nnd Mr. Epperson
would appear on the call, covering the
point as to the legal right of either party
to Issue the call and prevent possible
future court proceedings over the elec
tion of candidates of the party.
When tho Currle committee met it did
net take tho members long to agree to
the plan proposed by both Chairman Bp
person and Chairman Currio for the
committees jointly to issue a call for the
state convention, and a committee con
sisting of Mr. Currle, A. W. Jefferis and
Bert Mapes was selected to notify the
other commltteo of their action.
Mr. Kpprrson's Aildrcs.
Chairman Epperson, speaking to the
progressive wing, pointed out that dif
ferences arising In 1912, which resulted In
the split, have now passed and that har
mony should rule to the success of the
party. Mr. Kppcrson Bald in part:
"The constituency which created this
committee, acting through its representa
tive delegate convention, at the some
time solemnly and deliberately declared
in substance that udherence to the funda
mental principles of the party 'was to
be taken as the true test of fealty and
the budgo of membership, and not the
support of any candidate.
"The nurnrae for adoDtlne thlA haute
nrinelnle w thoi nnr effnr. vnlli,i i,
exerteri n mBmtain thn nnrtv n,i
it would survive tho campaign of that
year as an influential and patriotic or-
"The differences recently existing in
i tho party aro now Important because
they brought about the organization of
two committees Instead of ono, so that
at this time, unless a solution may be
found, there is danger that two conven
tions may be called. The subject matter ,
of dispute passed with tho campaign of
1912, and If the strife Is continued it will
not pertain to matters ot substance, and
will be damaging because It will result
In the continuance of two organizations.
"Tho party Is a national organization,
and the prospects are that its complete
control henceforth will be In the hands'
. . i
of Its members.
Asks for Co-operation.
i "The tendency now prevailing should
I be promoted by the co-operation of all j
patriotic republicans, by Joining our ef-
forts for the restoration of harmony.
This committee can advance the cause
hv lilencllnir nllr effnrlii with Itinu tt m.a !
; " ...... ... - -
; national party and with the subordinates,
the county organizations in this state.
"About one-half the regularly created
county organizations in the state were
1 In accord with us, the other half were
with the national committee and there
fore with the other state committee.
"As to which state committee Is legally
constituted reasonable men and patriotic!
N HhRIMSsE rH' AhE hand "n
JdMBsfEPr AN' JUST LOOK t THAT ROO5
I repuuncans may omer. Debate was resumed on the repeal nt
"I am convinced that substantially all the Panama tolls exemption.
inpoWictitMi "are so desirous of terml-' Independent oil operates opposed the
' .. ..... , ,, 1 present form of the bill to lease mineral
fwtig the strife that they are looking aril ol lui.d befoie the iiibllc hinds
,to us at this moment hoping that we will ' committee
solve the problem eten If n so doing wel IftnreMenUtUe rH'ike. ho won the re-
I publ can primary nomination foi senator
, " 7.,,,...T .,: " 7- " : "In Houth Dakota wus flier red when li
' (Continued on Page Two ) I returned to his stut
The Rival Luncheon Leaders.
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WATter f?.?lH'.N ZTTmrLom
inTent. tmu umti, rTT A Ws&Sm 4V ..I SWiStoM... -
I OLD FASHIONED -KV.0,N OfeS ' S
of don dag e J wAafi-1 k&k cjZi V,
MT.llOE sS&2tfY J J IfihWT ii VV7 AN - rrffif ?l 1
. i mVltiiiMR ism ' MWfl UHrW .
VjOTES j FOR ( I teV" 1 '
Drawn for The Beo by Powell,
POPULATION SHOWS BIG GAIN
Omaha Postoffice Carriers Take a
Census of Greater Omaha,
NUMBER OF RESIDENCES SHOWN
Report Shoivs ;ir,007 nrslilenvrs,
it Mh n Total Popalatloii for
Grenter Omnhn of 218,:iBn
Omnha Property J7D,:ir:i.
According to a survey of the population
of Greater Omaha, with Its suburbs, corn
pitted by tho letter carriers ot tho Omaha
station and the. substations, 318,253 per
sons receive their mail through tho post
office here. Tho population estimate Is
lncuuded In a report which Is msdo under
tho direction of Postmaster John C.
Wharton, to the postmaster general.
Deducting the population of Dundee,
Benson, Albright and South Omaha,
which are served through the Omaha
postoffice, the city without Its suburbs,
lias a population of 173,353, a substantial
Increase since the census ot 1910. The
government census report for 1D10 gave
The postoffice report further shows a.
total of possible delivery points in Greater
Omuha as 46,663, while there are 28,500
mall boxes In the city ahd Its suburbs.
I The following table compiled after many
j wePka of work by the letter carriers,
shows the number of residences, stoics
and persons served through the postoffice
and its substations, which Include Dundee
in the Walnut Hill station and Albright
In the South Omaha station:
Residences. StoreK. People
Main office 7,719 1,729 72.755
Union Station 2.114 7M 17,R7o
Walnut Hill 3,762 Vli 17.6J1
Ames Avenue 3.454 141 14,693
Station A 4,072 201 23,356
Station 11 3,531 10U 21,262
Btntlon C 2.91S 170 15.461
South Omaha 6,631 761 32,356
Benson S( 64 3,Si
Totals 36,007 1.013 21S.253
MlT11Rf.PT,a K Pn0TI 1 Abbott, well known Nebraska boy. died
mmibirjib ntjbi,LLBt CoIormIo 8iirlnw from hfmorrhnRPi a
I result of an operation for removal of a
DBADWOOD. 8. D.. March (Bpo-1 crown 0f a tooth from his lung three
clal.)-Thls city will lose two of Its well j montIl8 nKO, Tlle feral will, bo held
known ministers next month through the u,ere Wednesday.
resignations of Rev. David Clark fleatty M- Ai,i,0tt did newsnaner woik In Fr-
. tns Episcopal church, and Rev. J.
Arthur Kdwsrds of tho Methodist church.
Ftpv- Hellt' WBJ" formerly rector of
(Christ church at Lead before coming here,
biiu ueiuro umi. ocuiKimy ui uif vnen
missionary district of Indian territory.
Before entering the ministry ho was a medicine here for many years. Kecne
practicing attorney In New York City. I Abbott of Omaha and N. f. Abbott, super
Ho was also chairman of the canon law j Intendcnt of the School for tho Blind at
committee of the Kpiscopal church In this j Nebraska City, are brothers,
state. Ho anticipates again leaving the I
ministry and practicing law in cither
.Sioux Falls or Chicago.
Rev. Mr. Kdwards, who has been here
the last five years, has been selected ns
field secretary of the Methdlst Deaconess
hospital at Rapid City and will remove i
there to devote his whole time to tho DES .MOINES, March 30. t'nofflclal ro
ralslnc of funds and general handling of turns from practically all of the fort y-
, .' T, . " " " ,
nl It ul Inn ut Itanlil C tv. which was is
stltutinn at Ranld City which was ie.lcal l,mt J,uvor James R. Ilannu had
. . . . ... ... ......
iionuy ucnwuycu vy .ire iiikjc. uvcr
itnwfl will he ,wi.i in thiu w.hnil.itmr
The National Capital
Moiiilu), TIlMrch ltd, DIM.
Met at noon.
Recalled a defeated bill to lrare Mon
tana lands to the Republic Coal company
and placed it on the calendar.
Leaders discussed probable action on
thfi Panama tolls repeal and decided to
await action of the house.
Met at noon.
'Sloan Delivers a
of Speaker Clark
WASHINGTON. Murch .lO.-llepresen.
tativc Dot-emus of Michigan, chairman at
tho democratic congressional committee,
led off the fight on repealing the Panama
tolls exemption In tho houso today. It
was the third day of dnbuto on the ques
tion. Expressing regret that he differed from
the president, ho declared that Great
Britain had admitted the American right
to exempt coastwise trade from lolls.
"If wo cannot grant free transit to ni'r
ships through the canal," ho said, "Its
bpnefits will accrue to England and not
He declared that the Carnegie peace
endowment, "which derives an annual
Income ot $500,000 from Steel trust bonds,
wos most nctlve In rescuing the national
honor by promoting the repeal of the law
that Great Britain had admitted we had
a treaty right to enact."
IteptesentHtlve Bell of California, pro
gressive, and Representative Manahan,
republican, of Minnesota, opposed the re
peal and the representative of 'Minnesota
supported It. ,
A vigorous defense ot Speaker Clark
was delivered by Representative Sloan of
Nebraska. lie declared that the admlnls -
tratlon had shown no real reason for the
We arc told by the newspapers thnt
tho president dors not proposo reprisals !
against those who differ from him In
this matter, but we are also Informed
that the speaker s to bo punUihcd," said
"Must the speaker suffer, must he
politically die? Thcn'100,000,000 Americans
will know the reason why."
Luther Abbott Dead,
Result of Operation
FKUMONT. Neb., March 30,-Luther
m0nt till twelve years ago. when he we
to Uwton, Okl., took a homesteud and
taught in the high .school. Later he
founded The Progress, a teachers' inaga-
j zine, at UKianoina city, no was a son
1 0f the late Dr. Abbott, who practiced
by Vote of Two to One
I eight precincts of the city tonight Indl
been re-elected by a viit of nearly 2 to t
over his opponent, ell G. Roe, at prOKont
u member of tho commission. W. F.
Mitchell, a contractor,- led the ticket for
commissioner, the other three who appar
ently wero elected with him being R. M.
(lulbralth, John Myerly (re-elected and
SKIN GRAFTING TO SAVE
LIFE 0FJLUB WOMAN
MORGANTOWN. W. Vu., March 90-
In an effort to save the life of Mrs. Albert
O. Price, a leader among West Virginia
club women, physicians today begun a
kin grafting operation which, they said,
would not be completed until tomorrow.
K. R. Bweatland, director of athletics,
and ln students of West Virginia unlver
slt loliintecred the nocuiry skin 'o
make the operation. H'mnt :50 Manure
Inches Mrs Price Mai burned ,1 month
KELLEY'S ARMY IS NOW LOST
Men Who Were Camped at Sand
Creek Have Disappeared.
LEAVE THE CAMP OVER NIGHT
Itnllrnnil Mrn Cnmiot find Wlicre
They Hoarded Any Train on tho
Tlirrn Knndn II n tin Inge
.N'enr the Cnnip,
Kfllej'H army is lost, It has disap
peared and of the 150 men who last week
wrre cumped at Sand Creek, nine miles
this side of Denver, none remain oxcept
halt a do7.cn camp followers. Kvcn they
do not know what has necoino Of Kelley
or his command.
Last week reports readied Union Pa
cific headquarters hero that ICelloy was
In the vicinity of Denver and he and his
150 men hail designs on a freight train.
Tho story came that they proposed to
tako forcible poeaosnlon ot one ot those
trains and force a run through to Omaha.
C. S. Patterson, the company's chief spe
cial agent, was sent out on tho lino to
Investigate tho movement of tho army
and provent It. Ho reached Sand Creek
Haturday und tlie.ro found a deserted
According to thn residents of Sund
1 ... .Irl.... mil nt
1 n ' , ,, ,v .,ht
j Un town Rbout Wednesday and limned! -
uf..i., .r in.. ,..., .,,ii,wini union
vac;uit loU ,ln(, H(.r,)lnK nder blankets
and tho few tents Utoy had with them.
There they talked about capturing a
Union Pitclflo freight train and starting
east. This talk continued as long as the
men reniHlnod nnd the camp was main
tained, but no effort was made to do
anything of the kind,
Friday night tho army campflres
burned brightly, but when the town
awoko Saturday morning the nnny had
hiked. Unir a dozen cump followers and
helpers remained, but none of them knew
whero tho army had gone. A small de
tachment returned to Denver, but of tho
twenty-five walking Into town fifteen
were Jailed as vags and the others out
ran the police in an attempt to escape.
Sand Creek Is a Junction point, the
Burlington and Rock Island crossing tho
Union Paclflo there, or close by. At first
it was thought that the members of the
army might hnvo boarded a passing train
of some one of the roads, but an lrtvestl- j
gallon proved that such was not the caso. j
They did not rldn out of the town and j
tho Denver police, tho railroad officials j
und tho secret service agents are unablo
to account for the disappearance of the ;
Sioux City Mayor
Once More Elected!
SlOrX CITV. la.. March 30.-Mayor A. J
A. Smith was re-elected for a third term I
today over Johnson W. Brown In one ot i
the hottest municipal campaigns In the i
history of the commission plan of gov-
eminent In Kloux City. Smith ixdled 4.331
voios; nrown, i,un. uiiuoipn iicereiui
und 15, .). Wesley wore re-alccted to Hi"
council by saro margins. Joint Dlneen, ;
n former chief of police of Kloux City,
and J. M. 1awIs won the other places
cr. the aldermunlc tlrkot-
Uy the use' of voting machines tho re
sult wus known un hour after the polls
i Summer Price of
Coal Will Be Higher j
NBW YORK. March 30. Coal dealers
have announced that the summer prices of j
.coal, which go Into effect on April 1, will
be X cents a ton higher than for the cor
responding date of last year. The prices
for April and May will bo 16.60 for the
family sizes of hard coal. Increasing dur
ing the summer to In September. The
summer scale in 191S started at 10.35, and
In September the pl'lit whs V''" In
Pennsylvania mining tax and advances In j
uaiM of coal Inn snucn are given n
c . iS'9 fi'l tlf I1UTIMSI'
REBELS TRAPPED AMD
MINES ARE EXPLODED,
REPORT OF FEDERALS
Constitutionalist Troops Lured Into
Smelter and Bull Ring, Say
VILLA BEATEN ALL ALONG LINE
Such is Statement of Mexican Fed
eral Consul at El Paso.
WIRES TO T0RRE0N SILENT
It is Assumed in Juarez Fighting
REBELS BECOMING ANXIOUS
Ahuenee of XfH Is TnUcn to Stean
Vllln'n Army linn Met Nsrr Oli
Mtnelex or Suffered n
HI. PASO. Tex., .rch W. That Uen
crul Villa and his rebel army If not de
frnled nt Torreou are at least having n
desperate battle, was the opinion gen
erally rxprewed hero today by foreign
refugees from Mexico.
The opinion wns based on the absence
of news from Impartial observatora from
tho front, on statement given out by the
Mexican federal consul here, nnd on
storlcrt told by American from Cnrnuchua
and other Mexican cities.
A Colorado mining man Just In fioin
Parrel said that the city was crowded
with rebel wounded. Arrivals from Chi
huahua quoted two Americans, who ar
rived there last Saturday from tho front
as stating that tho rebels hud suffered
terribly In dead and wounded and were
by no means having the success which
they have reported.
erl VIIIh llrnten.
The consul asserted that Villa had been
defeated nil along the line.
Two telegruniH from tho Mexican red
era! coiibuI at Knglo Pass, Tox who
said the Information came direct from
Torreon by wire yesterday, wero re
ceded and federal sympathizers wer
jubilant. The incssuges said the rebel
wero drawn Into traps In tho bull ring
and the smelter at Torreon und thut
mines wore exploded under them. Tho
consul said that tho ruhels had retreated
at all points, Including Gomes Palavlo
A telegram, credited to Federal General
Mass, said that federal troops cut a rc
treutlng rebel column to pieces, killing
Some ot the highest rebel officials hen
today confessed they were ot sea over the
Wires toiTorreon ftlleiit.
CHIHUAHUA, Most.,. Murch a.-For
seven days has Vrnliclseo" Villa, military
genius of tho constitutionalist revolution
waged hid battle agalnBt Torreon. For six
days the fight has been the bitterest und
the loss ot llfu tho most tremendous In
the history of Mexico, Judging from the
meager press dispatches received from
tho front and tho storlea ot horrible
slaughter which were told today by many
of tho 55S wounded veterans of Torreon
vho are Interned In hospitals here.
And today constitutionalist sympa
thisers and rebel officers In Chihuahua
aguln have become most anxious as to
the fate of their military leader and the
remnants of tho 12,000 men who marched
to Torreon with him to engage in the
. rlM'll 1 1 1 1 1 (1 II Htgt dCClslVO Vl tt 1 1 1 C. NO WOf't
from Villa enmo early today to relievo
; the anxiety which obtained throughout
i"iil!iiinhiin. Henorts that heavy relnforco-
! monts were hastening to relieve General
Refugio Volasco, the fedcrnl commander
at Torreon, who has mado such a re
sourceful resistance against the onward
march of tho rebels, wero received hers
with misgivings. But It Is the fact that
no news of General Villa's progress has
been mado for many hours, that is re
sponsible for the greatest anxiety as to
his fato. When all went well, with the
rebel leader In the past, free access to
tolegraphio communication was given
newspaper correspondents at tho front,
but when ho mot with reverses, General
Villa would allow no news sent over the
Army officers here fear that General
Villa and his army are in a most diftl-
(Contlnued on Paso TWO.)
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Uy national advertisers Is
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pcoplo ot this country.
It doesn't matter what it is
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minded Bplrlt shorn of all sen
timent thoy bring up sooner or
lator with this fact:
The biggest advertising suc
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Ask any entorprlslng retailer
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the be3t newspapers.
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