Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 14, 1916, Image 1
Daily Bee Call Tylor 1000 If You Went to Talk In The IV or lo Anyone Connected With The. IW. THE WEATHER. Fair; Warmer I VOL XIjV NO. 180. OMAHA. FTUDAY MORXTXC., .TAXTTAHY 14, l.ur-TKX IWfiKK. On Trllll, at Motel ITews Itudl, to., Bo. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. I AUSTRIAN ARMY ! ONLY FIYE MILES ! FROM ANTIYARI Omaha HE EXTREME COLD NIGHT CAUSES MUCH DISTRESS Poor Unable to Keep Warm and Eren Rich Have Their Troubles with Frozen Gas and Water Pipes. BUT THE BACKBONE IS BROKEN Warm Weather in West is Headed This Way, Although Weather Man Says Slowly. MECURY DROPS TO 22 BELOW , WELL KNOWN PASTOR WHO IS I TO LEAVE OMAHA. CRIME SERIES PROOF BARRED; STATE RESTS CARRANZA PUTS ARMY ON TRAIL OF MURDERERS QUIETS PASSENGERS ON SINKING VESSEL BY PRAYER To this a Greek Catholic priest of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is given the credit for having; prevented a panic aboard the Greek liner Thessaloniki, which for over two weeks floated about the Atlantic in almost sinking: condition. He appealed to the religious nature of the passengrers and, erect ing: an altar in the steerage, held a prayer service. ' !-.. 4 . . . Tl 1 J -' A . - -!- iruxons Arc uomDHrainj tne uniy . , r v" " ' - -.j. Tort of Monteneero with Court Rulei . i xoa 1 m. T May Not ',1!"K l' inijfi Thcir Un R"ng:e v ' v. '. V- . . ., . .-. . ' - . ' '.- y f " . 1 . a ' A a. Envoy at Washington Informs Lan sing that Soldiers Have Been Sent Against Assassins of Americans. SONORA FORCE WILL HELP Smith Tragedy to Mau ser's Other Jobs. """"'J' READY TO EVACUATE CAPITAL V if 1 WEDinCSDAT IflOKT'S COLDEST, O mall a , . U3 Fremont valentine . . Primrose Bridgeport Sberidan Lander . . . . tilings . . . Slonx Fall Randolph .. 94 O'KeiU 33 Alblua 6 Mebraska City. 44 Wllber 40' Xd-ar 43 Worth Platte . . 33 Winner, S). D.. STKearnsy Long Fin 36 Norfolk 36 Below zero, TH17MDAT MARKS. Omaha 10 Pueblo 7 P. M. Cheyenne .... 30 Rapid City Darenport .... 13 Salt Lake . Denver 2H Santa Fa . De Koine .. BSharldan ., Lander 6 Sioux City North Flatta. . OTalantlna . Fair tonight and Friday. Slowly rising temperature." This whs the encouraging word tiiat went out from the weather bureau. After the coldest night that has heen felt in Omaha and Nebraska, a night that caused great suffering among the poor, that even froze up the gas in the pipes, the backbone of the cold spell is broken and there is a prospect of returning to something "The accent, however, is on the 'slowly,' " says Colonel Welsh. "It's r.ot going to get very warm right away." Still, the termometer began climb ing early in tbe day. It stood at 22 degrees below zero at 7 a. m. and by 10 a. ra. it was 19 below. Warm In Wm(. Out west and up north the cold had abated considerably. Yesterday Chey enne was reveling in a balmy 16 above nd Salt Lake City had 25 above. Denver, not very far below Cheyenne, was i below. Even down In Amarillo, Tex., It was zero. Valentine Neb., was 24 below. In the twenty-four hours ending at 7 a. in. there were leinarkable falls in tem perature to the southeast and remarkable :'ine to the west.' At St. 'Louis "the ther mometer fell 60 degrees, at Louisville 64 degrees end at Little Rock 54 degrees. At Cheyenne it rose 22 degrees and rises of from 14 to 18 degrees were recorder out through Nebraska. ' In western Canada the temperature I os xen oegieer. iioiii uo nciuw 10 low zero. Clear sky greeted Omaha shortly before sundown Wednesday and the sun shone today encouragingly. Trre wind died down during the night, making it more possible 10 be out without freezing extremities. So great wis the cold that It froze the jas in several restaurants and the cook ing apparatus was out of commission o eucn . ,n" """' .Z ". .. was considerably curtailed until the-pipes -ere thawed OUt. .. ... a A 1 1 ,L . m I , Move lo Iowa, The blizzard that swept Nebraska Wed nesday, is general over eastern Iowa and western Illinois, though much mora ncvcre. The murnlng reports to the rail roads indicate that the worst portion of (he storm in central over that section of the atute Indicated by a line drawn north wild south about through Cedar Rapids. In Iowa snd Illinois mere was a much greater snowfall than through Nebrasa. The. wind la snid to be blowing at tbe speed of thirty to tl.lrty-five miles per hour fnd the temperature all the wuy from IS to Z2 dciireea below ero. The railroads are not attempting to run v. iuht tr.ins throuch .astern Iowa and lllinois and passenger trains are being moved with great difficulty. All pas- fcuger trains 1 continued on from the east are lal, Vase-Five, Column Two.) The Weather 1 ForecMKt till 7 p. m. Friday: For Omnha, Council Hluffs and Vicinity Fair; slowly rising temperature. : I rmiM-raluit' Ml Oumna leatrrday. , Hour. Deg. 5 a. m 22 TP A ;TH t a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. a. in. -22 10 a. in. 111 11 a. m 17 12 m.. -14 1 p. in.. 3 p. 111.. 3 I, in.. 4 p. 111. . 5 p. m.. p. m.. 7"p. in.. S p. m.. IS 12 -10 lo 10 10 10 Comparative Local Hrrvri, 1918. 1:114 im:i Highest yesterday 47 45 10 Ixiwest yesterday Tl x IH 3 Mean temperature 1 41 K J'recipllatinn ; . . 'f 1'eniperature and precipitation depar tures from the normal: Normal temperature 20 I leficiencv for the day ;a Total deficlencw since March 1 Ki Normal precipitation 03 inch lieficiency for the day 03 inch Total rainfall Bill' e March 1..27.1'? ncr Iieficlency aince March 1 1 .64 inches I'rflc.leney for -or. period, 1914. 3.M Inches It f iclency for cor. period, 113. i. SO inches lleorla from slalloua at T I' M. Statinn and State of Weather. Cheyenne, clear..' Davenport, pt. cloudy. Denver, clear 11 Moines cloudy lender, clear North Platte, clear.... liualia, clear Temp. High- Rain- 1 jj. m. est. fall. ... 20 14 .00 ,..12 10 .ft) ... 32 .00 ,.. 8 .00 ,.. 14 ' ,.. 0 4 ...10 .cl ,.. II 30 .")', ...12 -10 0 ... :rj V.4 .to) ... 2N Si . 2 .0) ...12 1Q . b 4 .Onl ucdio, rt. cloudy aplrt City. iler a't Dake City, cloudy Santa Fe, pt. cloudy... Sluildan, clear Sioux illy, cleur Valentine, clear T indicates trace of preelpiiatlnn. i- A. Wtl.ell. Lmim, l-orccater 1 '. ' ' I - i J r A . - as ii"- i . - i 83 f a I - $ 3 r ' y I jj 31 ' f . r ! ? RevFXPou.se SUNDAY METHODS FAIL TOJNTHUSE Dr. Rouse's Plan to Put New Life Into Church After Sunday Re vival Falls Flat. ASM&iAfil rABiUtt AL3U UUllo Complete collapse of Rev. Freder ick T. Rouse's plans to boom the First Congregational church along the lines laid down by "Billy" Sun day in his recent Omaha campaign is Marked by Rev. Dr. Rouse's resigna tion. Dr. Rouse was a vigorous sup porter .of the Sunday evangel and a member of the executive committee iu charge of the campaign. Follow ing the departure . of the Sunday party Mr. Rouse tried to Infuse new life into his congregation by using sunaayesque meiuoas. Jiy name has been Rouse; henceforth it shall v, .i'., be von Ilindenburg," he declared The trail hitters were gathered In. At the reception each trail hitter stood l il a atilnfr V. n (i rlth n nrAL'inni mamhai. ,and thu( u w d th frl,owsh,p hao ,been cemented. Th( church crowded for tw0 gun- 1 days. Then came the reaction. The ex citement died down. The congregation dwindled and It has Continued to dwin dle in spite of militant evangelistic meth ods, in spite of an assistant pastor, in sptte of neighborhood canvasses, in spite of new organizations for prosecuting the congregation's activities. Work All In Vain. Immediately after the Sunday campaign 1 he rfty wgg by church Jnt) , ;ril.trl. t- . lira, r.Hln rmmH th. j church and these districts were canvassed i by-some of the workers. Handbills were distributed urging the people to come to church. All in vafn. There has been opposition to Dr. Rouse on the part of some of the church's members for a long time. Even from the time that he was called, eight years ago, It waa admitted that he wasn't ab - solutely orthodox. And his attitude to-1 ward dancing and card playing haa al - ways been friendly.- - The First Congregational church Is ad- mittedly a hard field because of the fact ( Its membership is scattered. Less than 1 i 13 per cent live within walking distance ! of the cnurch at Nineteenth and Davcn- ' . port streets. Many members nave joined the general exodus in recent years to t lc ' wewtern part of the city. This Is largely I responsible for the poor attendance. Many on the church rolls have lost interest be cause of their distance from the church and , have ceaeed to attend or to con tribute. TJie assistant pastor. P. B. Cleveland, has alno resigned. He had been em ployed only about six months and was puid by the 'non'a class of the church. His contract expne: January 21. so that Ins resignation merely marks the close of his contract. The possibility of this church and the St. Mary's Avenue Congregational church uniting and building a fine church in the western part of the city Is a very likely development. Vhis would be merely fol lowing the example of other congrega tions, such as the Fir.t Presbyterian and Kountzc Menior.al Lutheran. A chun h edifice locate! nearer the ra -dences of the members would be sure to cumulate the attendance. Army Gathered by Huerta's Followers Defeats Argumedo KU PASO. Tex.. Jan. 13. General rien jamiu Argumedo. In command of 6,000 Oaxaca troops, la reported today in ad- vices believed to be reliable, to have been victorious In a battle at Kacalon with 1,500 de facto government troops from Chihuahua. The battle, It la said, waa founght yesterday. The troops of Arguaiedo s army are aid to have been gathered In Oaxaca by Generals Ulanquet, Mondragon and Asuilar, of the old Huerta army. The leport of the battle waa brought ... ht, Muln. . t , I l-l...... lluerto today by a mceaenger from F caiou. It waa raid there that the inraaeiiger, an officer of Argumedo's forces, had reached here disguiaed. WHISPER ARGUMENTS TO JUDGE ' Prosecution Completes Its Evidence Identifying Hauser as , Murderer. TESTIMONY FOR DEFENSE TODAY I Judge James P. English, presiding at the trial of Arthur Hauser in dis trict court, ruled late yesterday that no evidence of alleged crimes other than the murder of W. II. Smith, with which the dandlt is charged. i was admissible and the case of the i prosecution came to an abrupt close. The prosecution rested at. 3:50 j o'clock Immediately after Steve jMaloney, captain of detectives, had jtold of bringing the defendant from Wichita, an. i KAttorneys for the defense de- were ready to testify because they had not expected the state to rest so soon and their request for a recess until 9:30 this morning was granted by the court. A revolver with which, the state alleged, Hauser killed Mr. Smith was offered In evidence, but was ruled out. County Attorney Magney offered to in troduce evidence of a -erip of crimes similar in plot and execurton to the ""'""P anu inuiaer ror ine pur - pose of assisting In Identifying Hauser as the slayer of the late Woodmen of the World cashier. Counsel for Hauser ob - Jected. Argue In Whispers. The lawyers and the Judge carried on brief conversation concerning the sub ject in w'. lspers In order that the Jurors mlfa'ht not hear. The county attorney of fered to cite decisions o. courts uphold ing admission of evidence of series of similar crimes for purposes of UlVntlfi-1 cation In criminal trials, and the defense I wa ready to cite contrary rulings Judge! Knglish declined to hear arguments and ruled out the evidence. j of otllpr cHlnM may not he lntroduceil la prejudice the defendant and it was I UP this theory that the court made it decision. Had the evidence been admitted the state was prepared to put on the witness stand numerous victims of al leged crimes by Hauser to show that he usually attacked a man and woman to gether and insulted tl--women. These victims would have identified Huilser as their assailant. .More than NX) spectators crowded Into Judge English's court room yesterday n ft-j evoked a rrotest from the Orerk govern ernoon and more than 200 stood In the j ment. It is said that the protest Is' .Continued on Pnge Five. Column One.) ! largely formal, and that the allies have ! given Greece guarantees regnrdlng their ; Judge Instructed Jurors to Free One Menace Defendant JOPl.IN. Mo, Jan. 13. Consideration by the Jury of the evidence In the trial of the alleged publishers of the Menace, a weekly newspaper of Aurora, Mo., j charged with misuse of 1 can here In the t'nited the mails, be States district ; courtf early tonight. ! A verdict of not guilty in the case of Rev. Theoodre C. Walker, one of the i defendants, was recommended to the Jury In his charge by Judge A. S. Van ' Valkenburg, who said that the aged j minister' did not appear from the evl-! denc.e submitted as having authority or esiaDiisnea connection wmi mc Menace Publishing company. Three men In ad- dition to Walker were named as de- endants, Wilbur F. Pheli, known aa President and business manager of the company, wruce M. Phelps Known as nmperintendent, and Marvin Brown, known aa managing editor, and all three were described In statements read In court as principal stockholders of the company. Interest In the case was heightened because of the infusion into the trial of numerous references to religious mat- ten. the charges arainst the defendant. being based on articles referring to thi Roman Catholic clergy. Captain E. P. Nones and Three Coast Gunners Drowned j GALVESTON, Tex., Jan. 13. -Captain j K. P. Nones, medical corps, I". 8. A., at , tached to the eoaat artillery post at Fort , Crockett, and three privates of the coast . artillery corpa, were drowned In the Gal veston channel this morning when the ; government boat J. B. Is was run down f ' and sunk by the tank steamship Charles I K. Harwood, outbound for Tamplco. The body of Captain Nones has been recov ' ered. Villa Bums Must Get Out of El PasoinT:nderrr;ra,K'ir,1,n ,nu"'- . Poatmiuiter Genriral Htirlaon HiMf.,iA.4 EL, PASO, Tea., Jan. U. Miguel Diax Dombardo, minister of foreign affair of the Villa organisation, who haa never re nounced his affiliation, was arrested to day, charged with vagrancy, and held In 1.04 ball. I General Jose I'llcto was arretted Inter at a local hotel and alno charged with vagrancy. Kiery Villa leader In KI Paso la to lie run out of town," declared Captain W. D. Greet of tlie police department lortay. -'Thojc undealiablcd are not going lu be permitted to remain In the city.-' Montenegrin Court and Parliament I is Preparing to Quit Cittinje Immediately. SADAGURA REPORTED TAKEN PARIS, Jan. 13. Austrian forces advancing from Cattaro and Bvidna have reached Mitchtt, five tulles from Antlvarl, which is being bom- ! barded by the Austrian long range guns, according to a dispatch lo I.Ouevre, under Tuesday's date. In view' of the success of the Aus- trian offensive against Mount Utv cen, measures have been taken by the Montenegrin government to evacuate C'ettlnjo Immediately, ac cording to a Scutari dispatch, says the Petit Journal's Milan correspon dent. The government, however, has do- Hded t0 ron,inu' ,n ',R(tle against the Austrlans, the dispatch adds. ftNriaa-arn Heiurel t aptnrert. LONDON. Jan. IS. The newn from the ' eastern front of the cnpnire of Hsrtnifitra i is regarded in military circles as prob- ; ably true, although offli'iat annnuncpintMit ' on the subject has not been received . The town, Just northweat of Cserunwlts, ; is a conversing point for five aoort roads, ' and In of great strategic importance. Prior (attempts to capture it have been sloutly resisted. The report from IetroBra,l (ha. the of- ! renslve In Callria und HensarahlH hn been suspended for the present Is garded as at least premature. The Ru j an offensive could not. It Is believed, be 'suspended suddenly, as It wss undertaken j after careful preparations and launched a'wlth unexpected strength. The object of that offensive Is said to be threefold: To demonstrate to the Rumanians that the Russian forces are able to assume the Initiative when they choose; secondly, to divert Austro-Qerman forces from the Balkanst, the western front and, finally, to Improve the general strategic position of their own left flank. When the full effect or this Russian ol fenseive canno yet be determined, entente military experts affirm that the tiecond object was attained; that the situation In the Balkans was sensibly relieved and . that the operatlqns . undertaken by. the Germans against the French' in Cham- ! pagne was robbed of its force. Alllrs Occupy t'orfa. The fact that the French flag now la waving over the place on the Island of Corfu, which belonged to the Oerman ; emperor, and that the occupation of the I Greek Island by the entente la considered ; as complete, has, It Is reported, already ' ! Intentions. Greece, It Is understood, takes ( a sympathetic view of the entente action, j I aa It is for the purpose of preventing the ! Serbian army from risking the danger of j starvation. ! I.enuan Advance Falls. The German offensive in Champngnr, j which reached its culmination Sunday, Insistently reported from French hesd- i quarters as having been undertaken on ! an important scale and with u definite 1 military purpose. The failure Is declared 1 to have ben complete, and the stromc 1 German forces which were employed suf- ; tered terrible loupes. Steamship Heronian Struck by Torpedo NKW YORK. Jan. i:..-The new I,e -land liner. Huronlan. irom Galveston, was torpedoed on December 29 off the IrUh coast, according to reports current in shipping circles todsy. The Interna tional Mercantile Marine said they had received a cablegram stating that the Huronlan had met with injury and had been towed Into port, but the message did not state what had caused the dis aster. The Huronlan sailed from Galveston bound for Idveroool on December 12. It was reported to Pave encountered a sub- not far .rora tho spot where the Lusltanut and Arabic were sunk. It was built in 191.1 in dasgow. It was 4;i feci ! long and its rrui.Mired groas tonnage M ! 8,768. ; i Iglengyle is sunk i without a warning IX)NI)ON, Ihii 13 The HriUsh Hteaiu I ship Cilcngylc. sunk in the Mediterranean 'on January 2, was torpedoed without . warning, according to a Havas dinpatch 1 today from Marsdlles. j The sumo dispatch reports that the ! steamer Tafiri, which arrived at Mar I aelllea from Fhllii pevllle, escaped for the second time from a submarine by speed and clever maneuvering. The National Capital Tharda, Jaanary 111, lli. Tbe Senate. Mnutnp filnn. milihilo.l 1 n . ... . , administration bills before poatoffice com. Senator Uli introduced a resolution to authorise use of army aud navy In re- JitU"!? A'L.w," 'h.?J - The llouae. e'leaentaTl've Harrlaon. .Mls-iaa ppi ie- I'ASA DKN A, Ck1 Jan. 13-Mre. Julius linked reiresenlalltt lor rritl. lalnn i,i.f. Uurrowa. widow ,.f founer I'nlted ininiftiailoii fori ign Mdicv and made plra i states Senator Huivowh of Michigan, In Mpcechea on the Mexican situation. Ilepreaentative Hlayden, Texaa, defended aduiiiiialralioii let otinii Ion of ( trnnu and raid time had com. for the I'hii Amcrtcan union to icMore eace In Mexico. ra I i V, i.j GENERAL HUERTA, whose death at El Paso is momentarily expected. 4 ir TV- : 1 5 GN VICTORIA) HUlPTA- Huerta's Death is Matter of Minutes III LLKTI. J'ANO, Tex., Jan. IS.-tliu-rta (tied tonight. (eneral KI. PASO, Tex.. Jan. 13. At a late hour 1 011 in 1 1 1 (Icncral Huerta wax si 111 alive. It was Mated that his death waa prob ably a matter of minutes. Two Earth Shocks Felt at Washington WASHINGTON'. Jan. 13 -Two heavy earthquakes were recorded early today on the aelftnoKraphs at Georgetown I'ni vci'stty ohNer atory. They were very pro nounced and were centered approximately between 2,000 nnd 2,7011 miles from Wash ington. The first tremors were recorded at 2 04 a. in. They continued until 3 o'clock, reaching their maximum at about 2:3:1 ciock. ine accond oisturnance com z in. and continued until a maximum being reach ed at 4:31 a. m, . The greatest movement during both dia turhanera waa north mid south. The rec orda were not easily reail and ileterniln ui ion of tho location of tho center of the dlnturhanre waa impossible. It is con sidered probable the quake was one of those which have been shaking Central ur "",B w"" tM""' i 1 WIDOW OF EX-SENATOR J. C. BURROWS IS DEAD died I, ere today at tl home of Mrs. U. K. Fairs, a relative. Mr, liurrow rarae here shortly after the death of her hus band last November and had been In ill heslih for several weeks. l v - lit : if: ft '-Or iiM.m V-M' J j i i vj . J : J ";N:.,:,-:" N4V .i BODIES OF VICTIMS ! REACH EL PASO I Feeling Stirred by Arrival of the j Corpses Still Further Moved i by Rumors of Capture. VILLA BACK OF MASSACRE j BtLMSTIK. j KL. PASO, Jan. 13. The Madero i telegraph operator reported there was no truth in the report of ten American men and two . English women killed at. Madero, as rumored in Chihuahua City and brought to the border today. BULLETIN. u. PASO, Jan. 13. A rumor waa circulated here today to the effect that three Americana had been mur dered in the Cananea district of So nora, in the vicinity of the Phelpa Uodxo property. It could not be veri fied here. KU PASO, Tex., Jan. 13. Develop ments in the Mexican situation moved with kaleidoscopic' rapidity today. Public feeling, stirred by the arlval I of the bod ins of eighteen Victims of I tbe raid of Villa bandits at Santa Ysabe) Monday, was further moved h;' the reported capture of General Jose Rodriguez. A message from .Madera announced his capture and the dispersal of his bund by Amer icana and a few Carranza soldiers, and contained an appeal from Amer icans for help "from whatever quar ter it came." ' Reports to the State depanirttit ficm Imal representatives were unde'vtood to express the belief that Genera! Francisco Villa waa back of an organlituel mm palgn to wipe 0111 Americans in Chlhua- hue lor revenge and In hoM that It would bring American Intervention an! breakup the Cariunza government. The report from Chlhuahun tnat tt"n Aiiie'leans and two Fugllsh women bad leer killed at Madera could not be con- (Conllnued on Page Two, Column One.) "j RUSSIA PLACES BIG ORDER FOR BOOTS AND POUCHES ii'oi reapoudeiice of the Associated Pre.) fcKiM'l,, Korea. Dec, 1J. Ruaaia has placed another hlg order for war supplies with the Chonen Tanning company. It includes 200,000 pairs of boots and 200,0I0 uimunltlnn touches. The new order will be executed by June of next year. Since the outbreak of the war the de mand for Korean tungsten has shown re markable increase. Aa the mineral is not found in abundance its price has soared rapidly and U now quoted about three times what It wss before the war, namely, about JI..VO per ton. MUTINY IN ANAMOSA PENITENTIARY QUELLED I CfiDAU ItAPIDM, la., Jan. U.-Rioting which has prevailed among the inmates of the lowa Htate Reformatory at Ana innaa throughout the last week was quelled yesterday with the solitary con finement of the sixty-seven '.irlsonrr thought to he ring leaders in the dis order which have Jeopardised the lives of Warden C. C. MoClaughry and other of the reformatory staff and forced two of the guards into temporary Insanity, Five Thousand Men to Aid in Rnn ning Down Last of Villa Bandits. I LANSING ISSUES A WARNING j WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Am j bassador Arredondo called at the ! State department late today and per sonally Informed Secretary Lansing ; that soldiers had been dispatched in pursuit of the bandits who murdered i the Americans, with orders to cap i ture or kill every member of the band. He said, if necessary, every soldier of the de facto government j in the northern states would be i pressed into service for this purpose. Mr. Arredondo said the dead Americans i had been warned to keep out of the , guerilla warfare territory, although Gen i eral Obregon had given them permission at their request to pass through the linen. t III !end Army, j DOFGDAS, Aria.. Jan. IX-QenersI P. , Fllaa Calles, military governor of Sonora, is preparing to aend a column of approxi mately 6,000 cavalry Into western Chl hauhua to aid In running down the re maining Villa forcea. according to an announcement here today by Ives G. Lelevler, consul of the de facto govern ment. WASHINGTON, Jan. U.-Secretary Lansing late today gave another warn ing to Americans In Mexico to leeV any districts where "there is revolution ary trouble." The secretary atated that so far the itepa taken by the Carransa ment on the American reDreaentatlnn appeared to be aatlsfactory. He added that the United States would expect evi dence of the punishment of the bandits who klll-d the Americana near Chihua hua and upon that evidence would de pend the action of the United States. (secretary Danalng aaid If proper and final steps were not taken, an might arise between the Untted States and the Carransa, government. His lat statement waa regarded as significant of the determination of the United States to enforce protection for its cltlsena In Mexloo. General Carranza' ambaaaadnr her today formally assured Hecretary Land ing mat the Car ran xa government deeply deplores the dastardly action or the Villa forcea" in klllina rlihtun Americana near Chihuahua Tuesday and added that efficient action will b taken to bring the murderers to Jus tice." He also save assurances th.t General Carransa would take steps to remedy the situation in tbe state of Durango, In which depredations against foreigners have been reported. There were no developments In h situation at the White House or at the ftate department, but In con areas hotb house and senate continued to giv it attention. Senator Iewls, democrat, Introduced a resolution proposing to empower the president to use the army and navy to restore order In Mexico as had been done In Haiti and Nicaragua. He asked that It lay over without action, however, and there was no further debate at that stage. In the house Representative Slayden, democrat, of Texas, defended the recog nition of General Carransa and declared that if order were not restored a Pan American coalition of nations should do it. ' President Wilson today told Senator Sheppard that the Americans had been specifically warned to keep out of Mex ico, in reply to a suggestion from the senator that the situation was serious. Senator Sheppard said the president did not nay what further action would be taken. In regard to statements that General Obregon had urged American mining men to resume their work in Mexico, State department officials said no information to that effect had been received here, but it waa understood a general resump tion of mining activity was the expressed hope of the Carranza authorltiea. No message had heen received today from Consul Sllllman and it la not re garded aa probable that a reply from General Carranza to Secretary Lansing's representations will be received before to morrow. Secretary I .analog said today that the department would prepare soon for the senate the Information on the Mexican situation asked by Senator Fall's resolu tion. l Determined. Secretary Lansing added that the ques tion of responsibility for the killings still was undetermined and that the State de partment recognized a certain analogy between the situation In Mexico and the situation in the west during-tne early hhttory of the United States. Carranz;i authorities, however, he said, should have warned the Americans away from a region which they knew to be dangerous. l.atn today President Wilson and Secre tary Lansing conferred on the Mexican situation and devoted nractlcaJlv the j whole discussion to means for securing .accurate Information of the attack up- Americans. British Miners Decide to Fight Compulsory Bill LONDON. Jan. U-The Miners' Fed eration of Great Britain, meeting today, resolved unaniinoualy to oppose the bill for compulsory military service. i ue leuerauon empowered It president to call a further conference in the event that the bill become law, to (jonstdev what additional steps aboulA be taVvk '