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    The Omaha Daily Bee
DIOGENFS lined lantern tint
th np-to-dat fcaslneaa in an In
Omh usee, the advertising ml
nnma of Tha Bee.
vol. xlivxo.
Oa Tralas and at
Hotel Bwi Stands,
Kaiser's Army Which Penetrated
Into Northern Poland Retreat
in; Into East Prussia.
Only New Feature of Conflict There
is Air Attack of the Allies
on Ostend.
The Oay'o War News
rKTROHRID dUmrhri aaa
aleaa are advancing larl ICaat
Prrasta. The (.frnun right "
la snld in b"T- Hen ten a hasty re
treat to within eight miles of
rUTfl.r'. OF (HOIPt;K M he
roine less violent. ,n"
terraptert fthtlnK In the Vmsrea,
Khrrr a Ion a the western front
there la ao great activity.
Fl hTIIER DV1XCF.. by the Raa
alan armr thlrh la atrlWIn lato
Tnrklsh Armenia, along the ahore
of the niaek Nea, are annonneert at
I'el rograd.
Bt lAi I I 4, considered the leaat
likely of any of the Balkan natlooa
now at peace to Join the alltea, la
oafrontina an Internnl ctIbIb
oyer the j Mention of peace or war.
Reports reaching Parla atate that
Premier Badoaloroff haa been
overthrown by the Influence of
Klna Ferdinand becaaae he V
alred Immediate action against
THE .l BF, OF OHF.F.C K la atlll
to be determined, althonarh King
t'nnalanllne. In hla opposition to
war, (a mid .- have the aupport of
the a;errrnl staff.
BHITI5H .IDMIHII.n placeaat flf
, tern. .the number of merchantmen
annk by Urmin anbinarlnea from
.l.maary 21 to March T, qnt of a
total of N.T.1-1 sailings and a r
rlvala. IJNDON. Marco !. Obstinate
fighting; marks the battles along the
eastern front on the continent,- with
the Germans slowly withdrawing
frcm the River Xiemen in the direc
tion of tbelr own East Prussian
fronter. At the game time the new
offensive movement against Warsaw
and on the Pilica evidently has not
as yet developed into the great en
gagement which has been expected In
this locality, " ' ' ." r-f
Inthe western arena of hoatlliUea
the only new feature lately has been
the allied air attack on Ostend. In
the Champagne region, where the
French have been assuming the of
fensive lately, a snow storm has
given a forced rest to the troops. It
Is not unwelcome, for they have been
almost constantly engaged for the
last fortnight.
Judging from the statement made yes
terday by the British admiralty It la ap
parent that only one merchantman, the
collier bengrove, ha fallen a victim to
the submarine-blockade of the German!
since February 25.
The first, hint of British retaliation
against the personnel . of German sub
marine ridden ha been conveyed In an
official statement that the. officer and
crew of the firman under sea host U-8,
which foil prey to n flotilla of torpedo
boat destroy o:-. nr-tr ' tn hunt for sub
marine will he '. ''10 usual priv
ileges of prlcono! h ,;.
Press (ommenta ai i euvini,' in Berlin
indicates a fecline of optimism over the
near eastern situation. The Turkish
oi'luWn that the Dardanelles are lmpreg
nuHe is being endorsed and papers ex
ptess the )eilef that King Constantine
will hold Greece to a course of neutrality.
Negotiations Opened.
rtfe.RL.IX. March . (Via Wireless to
rluyllle. N. Y. The Berlin newspaper
report that negotiations between Austria
Hungary and Italy have been opened and
there are good projects of an agree
ment be'tig arrived at.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Partly cloudy; no Important change in
Teniprratsre at Owaka Vratrrda.
LrAll.. 1 ...
j a. m
6 a. in -4
7 a. m IS
a a. m 2i
a- m 2t
10 a. m -H
11 a. m 25
13 in 2.1
1 p. m 27
3 p. m 9
p. in SI
4 p. in .
p. m 2j
n in 27
7 r. m 2
I p. m 23
t Mm pa rati v I.o,-a Record.
t . 114. 1913. UM.
Highest yesterday gi 4; yi .,4
I.onvat yesterday a S3 "
lean tempeiatura 17 : 4 ' 11
i'rei:ipltatloa w - .00 .of .(
I eiuiK-riitur and precipitation depar
lii.ea fivni the normal:
Normal temperature 5j
letii iencv for the day "" (
Total doflctenry since March ! !!' a
Ni.mml pre-lpitatlun 04 Inch
IWIolency (or the day '.04 inch
Total rainfall since March I. ...1.57 Inches
Kxci.b sin.e March 1 l.tttnchea
-f. lncy for cor. periol. 114. .35 Inch
JJeflclenc-y tir cor. period, 1H13. .3t Jnch
Mellaril froaa Btatlona at T P. at.
eiatiun and State lmp. High- Rain-
ol veatner. 7 D. m. eat. fall
('hf)enne, clear 34
I avt npurt, clear 34
licnvtr, artly cloud r lit
lit Moines, part, cloudy-. '
1 .a mier. clear
Omaha, clear
Pueblo, partly cloudy..
l'npifl t'lty. clear
Mieridan. clear
Mnux itv, cloudy
Ml;i.tlnf . clear
1 lii'Hi'lea traiw o f r)r.,.tnii m
U A. WKUU, Locl t'orecaater.
Retirement of These Interests An
ticipated by Early Advance in
Rail Shares.
NEW YORK. March !. The re
tirement of the Oould interests from
control of the Missouri Pacific rail
road. and silled properties was an
ticipated in the stock market by an
early advance in Missouri Pacific and
other Gould shares. After the an
nouncement of the .election of this
new MtHsourl Pacific board of direc
tor that stock yielded about a point
of its rise.
Hnnh Henna t'onthlned KyMem.
ST. LOUIS, March 9. B. V. Bush
of St. louis todsy was elected chair
man of the board of directors of the
Mlscouri Pacific and of the Si. Louis.
Iron Mountain & Southern railways,
and also chairman of the executive
committees of both roads.
In these offices lie replaces George .f.
Gould, who mi eliminated from official
relationship to the Miasnuii Pacific-Iron
Mountain system at the annual meeting
of the ronds today.
Mr. was re-elected president of
the (Oinnined system. The changes made
today were considered as definite In mak
ing the transfer of the control of the so
called Gould system from New York to
St. liouis. Twr vice presidents In- Pt.
Loula In active management of the road
were re-elwted.
Vice Presidents Ke-KJepted.
The mm le-elertrd vice president were
E. J. Pearson, in charge of operation;
John 1. lrew. account: J. M. Johnson.
traCfie. -md Klndley J. Shepard, In charge
of the New Tork office. Klngdon Gould
and Frank J. Gould mere no re-ejected
vi presidents.
H. I titer was elected secretary
treasurer and will have his headquarters
In New Yolk.
F.. T. Jeffrey, chairman of the board
of jircclors of the Denver Hlo Grande,
was not re-elected to the Iron Mountain
directorate. "
O. B. Huntsman, one of the former
vice presidents, was elected assistant
secretary-treasurer and was appointed
vice president to look after the valida
tion of stock certificates In the New York
The new tdlrector are Kdward A.
Faust. William If. lee and K. J. Pearson
of St. I.ouls. and Nicholas V. Brady. New
comb farlton. A. J. Hemphill, Cornelius
Vanderhllt and W. II. Williams of New
Old Director amed.
The . old directors re-etected are Ben
jamin F. Blah. Edgar K Marston. Kdwln
O. Mer-lll. Flnley J. Shepard and R.
Lan"aster Wtlllamj.
The , oi l directors who are not on the
new board ara'Oworge J. Gould, , JSiltCln
Gould; Klngdon Gotdd .TameS' Apeyer, K.
O. Adftbig; T. fT." Jletcaire, " E." T." Jeffrey
and P. F. Pryor.
The new directors of the sit. .taula,
Iron Mountain Southern are Nicholas
F. Brady, New-comb Carlton, A. J. Hemp
hill. Cornelius Vanderbllt, W. H. William
and Festus J. Wade, a banker of St.
The directors of the lntermountain re
elected are Benjamin F. Bush. Kdgar I
Marston, Edwin G. Merrill. Flnley J.
Shepard.-Albert Wlggln and also E. C.
Simmons of Bt. Louis and C. A. Pratt of
Little Rock. Ark.
The old directors of the Iron Mountain
who were eliminated In the organization
of the new board are George J. Oould,
James Speyer. E. T. Jeffrey, Jacob G.
Metcalfe, Jay Gould and S. F. Pryor.
Postoffice Clerks
Fear They Will Get
No Raise This Year
Experienced employea at the postoffice.
Who have been counting on the usual In
crease In salary this year, are now fear
ing that the expected "rale" vill not be
forthcoming, because of the 'allure of
the poetorfice appropriation bill In con
gress. When the new bill failed to paw. the
old bill was continued by resolution for
another year, and It of course makes no
provision for the usual Increases of sal
ary and addltionj to the service.
Of course, the younger employes will
get their "automatic" increasea. which
are governed by their length of service.
But the older employer, who have passed
the 11.100 !lmlt of automatic- Increases
and whoae further salary Inc reases de
pend on efficiency and are made only
when special funds are available, are this
year liable to be disappointed.
The situation haa been forcibly em
phasised to them by a published letter of
Congressman Moon, chairman of the
house postal committee. He wrote Post
master General Burleson that only the
strictest economy would keep poatal ex
penditure within laat year a allowance.
He aaJd that the curtailment would pre
vent any promotions being made.
First Asnistant I'ostniaater General
Roper haa since Indicated that Postmaster
Wharton. aJong with all other pontmaa
tera. will have to bring about aome econ
omlef, . because of a falling off In rev
enues. Democrat Launches
Boom for Fairbanks
"AN FRANCISCO. March S.-Friends
of Charles W. Fairbanks, former repub
lican vice president, were congratulat
ing him today on what they termed his
"democratic boom for prealdent In 11."
At a ceremony given In connection with
the dedication yesterday of Indlana'a
pavilion at the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion William B. Lamar, a aouthern
democrat, who la the I'nlted States com
missioner to the exiioaitlon, said:
"Indiana' la stJ a pivotal state in the
political scheme of the nation, and who
ran say but that tha nation may again
go to that atate to select Its leader in
the person of Mr. Fairbanks in llii? I
am a southern democrat, but I know o!
pothlng that would influence me mora
in deserting my party than to have the
opportunity to cast a vote for th In
diana statesman fur president. '
of il
7 D'AMADE of the French army, in command
5 i ?d force of Canadians, Australians and French
trooi l rcccan, Egyptian
vanc ii?- pnstantmopie.
f ' - la.-- ' , t
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Hummel Register! Candidacy at the
j Same Time and Receives Num
i " ' ber of 111 Omen.
I Mayor Jtfinen C. Dahlman yesterday
filed in the office of the election
I commissioner as a candidate for re
J election and narrowly escaped being
j the thirteenth candidate.
In fact, the. mayor only escaped
such a catastrophe by the sacrifice of
Commissioner J. B. Hummel, whose
Iname was ruthlessly. written in blank
No. 13 of the list banging In the of
fice by Deputy Henry Ostrom.i
Mr. Ostrom declared It was accidental.
"Both filings were made;hy Burk Tay
lor, superintendent of street lighting," he
declared. "I didn't notice until, after
ward that Hummel was thirteenth."
However, thli" may be. It is certain that
should Mayor Dahlman receive mora
j votes than Hummel, some of the latter'a
I friends are going to blame Oartrom.
Three city commissioners are now en
I rolled as official candidates for re-elec-
tlon. Commissioner Charles Wlthnell be
j Ing the other member of the trio. The
1 mayor declined to aay whether hla ac
tion had anything to do uith hla pros
pects of receiving a federal appointment.
Kickodamus Dargaczewskl of Bheely-1
town haa paid hia filing fee.
' Jamea McDonald, one of the super- :
1 viaora In the city -park and boulevard dc- ;
' parlment, states - he1 has not decided'
whether he will resign hia position aji'J I
run for city -commiefiionir. lie una nad j
!a petition circulated., lie says he will!
confer with T'lty Commissioner J. H.
1 Hummel, his boss, before deciding. Th
jeicldlng The
ty hall' these
gnation of an
; general practice in th-- ci
' days Is to require the reaignati
emploe who wants to run for an elec
. Uve office.
J From twenty-five tu forty votera are
; registered in the election commissioner's
I office each day in preparation for the I
I city election. Practically an equal hum- I
ber are securing naturalization papers In I
I the office of the rlerk of the district
! court. There is less activity of this kind
than before former elections since the
new law went Into effect. It waa said In
'the election commissioner's off'ce.
! 1 .
j Stock Quarantine
j Against Eastern
i Iowa Continued l
I 1 From
Staf Correspondent.)
March 9. (Special Tele-
1 gram.) The Uve Ktock Sanitary Board
I of Nebraska after an exhaustive hearing
jhas decided to allow tha quarantine,
Iwhleh would have expired tomorrow, .to
dl ao far aa It concerned Missouri and
western Iowa and South Dakota, but will
continue the aame on all territory already
quarantined against. The territory in
lowa atlll to lie under restriction com
poses all of the territory east of the east
lino of the following counties: Worth,
Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hardin, Marshall,
Jasper, Marion, Alunroe and AppaiiooHe.
The board a III placu Dr. I my at South
Omaha andjr. Olhson, atate veterinarian
of lows. ll place an Innpcctor at bioux
t 11 f jr a lik purpusv
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and Sengalese making the ad-
One Shot by Airgun, Other Injured
by Pitchfork Vision Restored
by Omaha Doctors.
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I Harlan
j Neb., and
Hoback. 11. of
Peter Duhamel,
' Colon,
13, of
rtapia uy, a. U., met IOr tne fim -moved to the American able. It la alated
time Monday afternoon under Cir- that the railroad Is being torn up from
cutnstances which aroused the inter'-j riPdra Negraa to Nava. It is said that
, - . . . .1 aside from the destruction of the rail-
est of even the nurses, who are u.ed?rf,d ,t Bot ,nllcln.ted that lhere w,
to unnsual situations. ,ny destruction of property.. Pledra s
' Both boys were brought to Omaha j Negraa la reported quiet and there la nt
about two 'weeks ago for the treat-i'odu" as yet to the American sido."
ment- of - Injured eyes, the . Ho-) Prieats Meat Par Haaaom.
hack lad bavins- hPKn Inlnr.H hv a "1 '-Ori ANOKLE, Cal., March -An-
" --W3 " -
pitchfork and the Duhamel bey hav-
Ing been shot by a "BB" from an air-
gun held by a playmate.
; Doul ts wore felt by the parents In tach
case as to the recovery of the Injured
eyt-a, but prompt anfl efficient treatment
resulted in the saving of both eyes.
' The youngsters were taken to their
homes Monuay evening.. Before leaving
the hoHuital the boys were Introduced
and allowed to have a little talk between
thuinselves. They told eac h other how
"It happened " Peter sold he would lie
wary of nlrguns In the future and Hai -
Ian declared he would be guarded about
pitchforks henceforth. Boyish enthuslaam
manifested Itaelf as they contemplated
the delight of going outside again and
viewing the wide, wldo world with te-fclon-d
Happier still were the anxious parents
when they were told they could take
Ithilr sons home and that the 1
yea were saved.
Dr. H. 1,. Arnold attended the lfh.,k
I i ne 11001
i81;0''1"1 "' Har
I w I!" ,.he Dl,,,"m''1
1 -iieu ouihi nosuuai.
The Iloback youth was helping his
father, a. funner. In a ham when the
pitchfork acrldent occured. The Du
hamel l.oy was Injured while playing with
a friend who waa showing how straight
he cnjld shoot with an airgun.
faar Lea res fur Klnlaad.
PKTRfKJRAD, March . Mm,,eror
.-Mcnoiaa irit Petrograd today for Hel
uingfori), Finland.
In this space The Bee will
print an informational series
of nutshell articles telling1
why travelers should stop
off in Omaha, which we
feel sure will prove instuc
tive to home folks as well as
to strangers. We invite sug
gestion from our readers to
whom we will gladly credit
such contributions of their's
as we use, which, of course,
must be kept within brief
est limits of length.
iBryan Again Warm His Countrymen
, - TT - A - rt..& T . 1 J
10 xiasicn vui 01 iruuuiru
Republic to the
His Army Repotted to Have Left
Metropolis Early on Monday
1 WASHINGTON, March a. The
Villa anenry here announced tnnUht
telegram had been received ftallng
lhat '.a pat a force had occupied
. Mexico City today and had begun re-'
; pairing Ihe railroad northward. Com-
I numlcation with the border would be
1 restored In fix days, the message
itald. .
WASHINGTON. March . -Warning
to Americana to leave Mexico has
been reiterated by the State depart
ment, through the Brazilian minister
at Mexico City. Secretary Hryan Bald
tonight that the I'nlted Statea gov
ernment would do what it could
toward providing transportation for
j those who wanted to leave.
I American Consul Sllllman tele
j Riaphed from Vera Crua today that
' he had been reliably informed that
! Ihe evacuation of Mexico City by the
j force, of General Obregon began at 9
I o'clock lHt night,
i l,nte today the emitter Pea Molnea,
i en route to Vera Cruz, waa ordered
! to Progreso, where there has boen
j local trouble and friction over Car
j ranr.ii'g export embargoes.
! Cnrranaa Csplarrs Monlerrr.
' Th t'arrarro agency Issued u statrmrnt
iilnlinlnn that Muntercy has hrrn cap
Itnrcil hy ("arranza forces, with many
I prisoners and a large amount of war aup
j piles.
Tha Stat department was adviser! that
Pledr'aa Negras had been evarnatrj hy
Carranxa troopa, who went toward Nirevo
Laredo after pleln"tKa ofrirlal record
or tha town on tha American aide.
The folhuVlm aftwniaara waa tssBBan kv
the department:
"The department Is In receipt of advices
dated March S fom Kagle Pass staling
that on the evening of March 7 the VII
liFtss captured Allende after a fight !at
ln, two hours. The Carrauxa forcea are
ttported to he In full retreat . toward
Nuevo Laredo. Pledra Negras waa he
Inr evacuated on the lth. All documents
and customs heuae books have been
j awerlug an inquiry aa to the present
1 status of the Catholto Drleata held for
j ransom in Mexico City, General Alvaro
j Obregon, commanding the Carransa
j rorce" at he Mexican capital, telegraphed
to Adoito larrllio, conatltutlonallst ren-
resentative here, today that 2M Catholic
clergymen were held and that they would
he kept prisoners until they had paid him
"Thl la a church tax," ftbregon'a mes
sage read. "It la due to the constitution-
11 "(",inment and muat be paid. We
I need tn moM' for f"d to relieve thu
. 11 erl" of tl", Msxlrlln people here
Uhragon also telegraphed that foreign-
era In the Mexican capital were well
protected and hat he would continue to
"caro for them."
Let Them Flhl." Hays tbamp.
BOSTON. March .-Champ Clark,
speaker of tha house of representatives,
told callers todav tht Intervention by
the Vnlted Statea In Mexican ' affairs
would be monumental folly. "Let the
Mexkana fight It out aa this country did
In the civil war." Mr. Clark Is quoted as
saying. If the Vnlted HtaUs went Into
Mexico It would take IM.Onn men for cen
turies to maintain order."
The speaker spent several hours here
on hia way from Manchester, N. H., to
I Police authorities believe that in the ar
1 rest of II. ft an ton. the first dope-boot-I
legger !n Omaha, has been brought to
j light. Heretofore, It lias been easy
: enough for those desiring drugs to obtain
; plentiful supplies at almost any pharmacy.
Hlnce the new federal dope law haa been
In effect. Inveterate users who have been
fortunate enough to get their dope have
been obtaining It from men who sell K
by the "shot" "deck" or pill.
Detective Jack Psxaaowskt and Pel
Rich after wasewtng Wanton for aome
i time, made the arrest. At headquarters
the prisoner bad a large buttle of mor
phine tableta, a hypodermic needle and
several boxea of cocaine.
He la being held for the federal au
thorities and will be prosecuted for hav
ing an unregistered supply of dings, pro
viding a mere serious rharge falls.
"We will ! Investigate the caae." said
Revenue Agent J. J. Drakeford, "and
will prosecute the man on the charge of
violating the Harrisoa act. the new drug
law,, Jf the evldeace warrants such
A eajaHy not snore than 12,000 fine
ur five years in prison, or both, is pre
scribed for violation of the federal durg
law. No minimum peaaJty Is fixed.
( Nebraska Leg-iilature Reject the
J3C0.0C0 Offer of Government to
Put Stite Militia on Effi
ciency Baaii.
Piovision of $37.5CO it Made for
Two Year or Half that Bestowed
Two Years Ago.
1 Horn a Star' ( orrrs:ondrnt.'
' "" Mirrn r. i,-(irniii
; Tflegrani. 1 -Th sta of Nebraska
! rleprtved of over $300,000 of-
j lered by the government today be-
cruho the leglHlniure would not make
a sufficient appropriation to enable
(he National Guard to put itself on
an efficiency basis.
The finance committee, under the
leadership of Norton of Polk, chair
man of the committee, slashed the
appropriation from (lia.OuO to $37,
500 In tha face of the government's
offer to give the slate $.10u,000 and
besides equip the Ashland range so It
would be a mobilisation ground for
the militia not only of this state, but
of the nearby states. The committee
was supported by a vote of 48 to 41.
Meredith of Saunders moved to
amend by making the appropriation
How Tlier Lined I .
Tihhets, Meredith. Htelnmeyer, Palmer.
Nichols, Chsmhers of Douglas, Jesiy.
Broome. Hnstettler. Cronln, el'terson,
Mockett and others speaking for the In
crease, while Norton, V:'ler, Overman,
Tayler tnl lloffmelntei spoke against It.
. N'lchola pleaded for the guard and for
the appropriation. He said that In the
war of the revolution the militia Wua
first on the scene of action and the same
in the war of the rebellion.
"Bight now the militiamen of Texas are
being mohlllKed on the frontier for serv
ice," said he nl this atate cannot take
a backward step In providing In time of
peace, hut with danger hovering near, a
National Guard whloh'Wlll be prepared
for the campaign of hardship Incident to
war-1;'--i : '' v ' t i ' ' .'
'Chambers of tiouglns spoke in behalf of
rxi..Lai.iu ,iiA.rj r-aX .ixuialaa
xorod them unmercifully for what he al
leged "dirty work." Taylor esieclally was
hitter' airalnst the'mllltla and any appro
prlatl6n ahnve the amount' reported hy
the committee.
Their Service la Tornado.
Palmer of Douglaa thought highly of the
guard at the time, of, the Omaha tornado
and said bia for them there would huvc
been much hardahlp and privation.
A little later the house put Itself on
record s being more favorable to fish
than to soldiers by . raising the report
of the finance committee ot t.0fl for the
Valentine fishery to $10,000. Mr. Jeary
waa In favor of the Increased appropri
ation because he bad been told that fish
niado good brain food and aa this legis
lature avemed to need brslns more than
anything else he would sapport the bill.
Alter oting down by a vote of 40 to M
the amendment for an appropriation of for thu national guard, the house
then proceeded to vote down another
amendment' making the' appropriation
about the same as two years ago,
or tDD.Ouo.
flaw They Lined t a.
The vole on the last roll call was as
Yes Anderson .f Phelps.
Rate. Hanett,
Brant. hlau-er,
Broome. 1 hamlwra of Thuratoi
Burgess, Clayliurn,
Chambers of Douglasl'riukla w.
Iicjwhi III.
I .a Huiinl' ,
Keixchii k.m
K uns' I,
Via I insert.
Mr. Speaker 4.
I)ru sedow,
II utton,
La CMell.
My sen burg,
M rkett,
1 Nelon.
Mi hols.
Ilnga 11.
Be noids of Lincoln
H'xinmr) er.
Alnley, A nderson of Bord,
Impressions of Mrs.
Angle's Feet Are
Placed in Evidence
BRIDtl E7PORT. Conn.. Msrch (.-Impressions
of both feet of Mrs. Helen U.
Angle, taken - on Julv 1, 1914. at police
headquarters la Stamford, were put In as
evldenco today by tho state, which Is
trying her for manslaughter In connec
tion with the death of Waldo R. Ballau.
It Is tha intention of the prosecution, ac
cording to State's Attorney Cummlngs,
to show that the bloody foot prints found
la the lower hallway and In Mrs. Angle'a
rooms en the third floor of the Rippawam
building, correspond with the Impres
sions of the defendant s fnet and that the
bloody foot prints were made by Mis.
Mexican Chieftain, in Verbal Eeply
to Wilton's Note, Sayi There
it No Crisis in the City
of Mexico.
Washington and Georgia, Which
Are Now at Guantanamo, Will
Proceed to Gulf Port.
er Carrauxa hss made a prelimi
nary reply to the American represen
tations, denying generally the exist
ence of conditions in Mexico City,
which the United States has called
upon him to Improve.
In a statement made orally to
American Consul Silliman at Vera
Crux, the Mexican chief dented that
General Obregon. his commander in
Mexico City, had prevented food
from reaching tha Mexican capital or
that he bad sent supplies awajr.
Meanwhile, however, orders went,
forward to Rear Admiral Fletcher,
commanding the AUantic fleet at
Cuantanamo, to send two mora bat
tleships to the scene.
After.the cabinet meeting today It wss
xsld that the sending, of the additional
warships to Vera Crux was the only
move contemplated at the present. , The
entire Mexiran sltus(lon was gone over.
Washington anal Keorala Meat.
Admiral Fletcher selected the armored
Tiflrr Washington, now in Hal lien
waters with Hear Admiral Canerton, and
the battleship ileorgla, commanded by
Captain Rohert C. Counts, now at CJuan
tanamn, to proceed to Vera Crux.
The aelectlon of ships waa left to Ad
miral Fletcher, and shortly afler noon
today be reported what orders he hsd
glvrn. I he Washington la the flagship of
the 'cruiser aquadrnn of the Atlantic
fleet. 11 carries 41 officers and 90'J men
and Is commanded by Commander Kd
ward L. Beach. The Oeorglt Is one of
the first . line battleships of the third
division.' It carries 49 officers and $64
mm., The Washington la a little faster
thun the Oeorgia. and both ships, start
ing today, should: be at Vera Crut ' by
TbUMday jiUjhL ... - , .
Secretary Daniels said that th Wash
ington and Oeorgia had no orders other
thsn to proceed to thst port at once,
ecretary Garrison said no army move
ments were In contemplation. It was d-
dared generally that the course of the'
I'nlted Utatea depended upon the atti
tude of Carranxa. Secretary Daniels said'
the ships st Cuantanamo had plenty of
marines on board.
te la oi tltlmataaa.
President Wilson today said Carranxa'
had been called upon by the United
rltates to protect foreigners In Mexico'
t'lty. The president reiterated that the
government hsd represented Its views en
what appeared to be the situation In.
Mexico City. Ha added that in all such
situations it was necessary to discount
reports a great deal, because, ha said,
certain persona would like to have th
I'nlted Htatea Intervene In Mexico, even
ir they had to manufacture tha facts on
which to baso tha Intervention.
When the president was asked If tha
latest note to Carransa was an ultima
tum, he replies that tha admlnlatration
did not laaua ultimatums, but ei pressed
its views and acted accordingly.
. President Wilson referred to tha fear
of outrages In Mexico City aa being mora
presalng at present than anything that
bad already, occurred. The tear waa, ha
said, that the city would be left without
No Heaaest for laterreatlom. '
No request had come from any foreign
government, the president ssld, for aotlon
by the t'nlted States If, Mexico, although
diplomatic representatives of two for
eign countries had expressed their anx-
iC'ontinued on Page Pour, Column Two.)
Money in
Farm Land
today, and there is going to bo
more money made in the near
future than ever before.
The farmer's profit this
year has been so great
that he will want to
purchase more land.
In today ' classified section
of The lie you will find , a
lar.rre offering of farm land
from most of the states of tho
central went. Buy today
while you oan Ivefore priwa
talce the big jump upward,
which they are sure to do.
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