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ALL BEST SEATS
FOR BIGBOUT GONE
Box Office Sales Show Total of
f 13o,000, with Only Few of High
Priced Chain Remaining;.
CHAMPION TAKES SHORT WALK
NEW TORK, March 2I.-Leartlng up to
tb Willard-Moran bout here next tiat
urday flight. several other ring contes;
In which not less than four champion
will meet in ten-round bouts at Man
hattan and Brooklyn rluha promise to
mak thla the banner week In New York'e
Freddie Walsh, the worlds lightweight
champion, met Phil Bloom In Brooklyn
tonight, and In the an me ring Al McCoy,
who claim the m'ddlewelght title on
hl knockout of George Chip, took on
Len Ben of Butte, Mont., In another ten
round bout. Weigh haa another engagn
ment her to box Frankle Whitney Fri
day night at a Harlem cluh and at th
earn place Johnny Ktlban. the feather
weight champion, la to meet Harry
Pcnohue of Peoria, III.
Heat Rent ),
Nearly all of the brut seat In the big
garden have been disposed of for tha
WIUard-Moran battle, and tho box office
aalea up to tonight, showed a total of
I13P.00O. Only a few 125 and 1S cats are
left and all of the 120 and 110 raaervatlona
have been sold. Tha cheaper aeata at 11
and 13 will ba put on sal 1 hurray morn
ing. A conservative aatlmate, ma do to
day, place tha total gate at 150,f0X
Wlllard took only a ahort walk thla
norolng. but ha boxed alx faat round
djring tha. afternoon with Hemplo,
Monahan and Rode). Tha lump which
Monahan'a blow raised, on tha champion'
head, waa greatly reduced today and only
a alight discoloration back of tha right
temple waa noticeable. The big fellow
fought hard and faat today and at time
cut looaa rather viciously, much to the
chagrin of hie aparrlng partner.
Mara a at Faaeral.
Moran did only light road work thla
merning and then went to the funeral
of Trainer Ijcwls' Utile ton, Willie, who
(fled Sunday night from an acuta attack
of diphtheria. Mora waa much attached
to the toy, who waa hi pet companion
In all of hia training sessions, both In
France and thla country. The death of
hia "little msscot' affected Moran deeply
and before he returned to hia training
qiartcra thla afternoon ha had made up
lit mind not to go to the gymnasium.
When the Pittsburgh man reached hi
Westchester qucrters, however, ha found
a crowd waiting anxiously to see lilm
workout. Tlather than disappoint them
Moran punched the bag and after some
tope skipping boxed two rounds each
with Frank Kendall and ltlll McKlnnon.
I'e worked fast all through and appeared
to b In excellent condition.
Rotary Ethics Up
for a Discussion
The problem of what to do with "In
voluntary Past Rntarlana" will be dis
cussed ttoday at noon at the weekly
meeting and luncheon of the Omaha Ro
tary club, mhlch mill be held In the
"Involuntary Past Rotariana" are Ro
tary club members, or rather, former
members, who for no reason of their
own. lose their memberships by reason
of change of classification or removal
from the city.
W. F. Baxter of Thomas Kllpetrtck
k Co., with the subject, "Tha Rotary
Code of K-thics.' will be the principal
speaker. Pr. B. Atsen will preside
as chairman of tha meeting.
A lie- member. W. R. Wood, mana
ger of the Peoplc'a Ice and Cold Hlor
age company. will be introduced at
LOOKIN GUP VIOLATORS
CF SPRING SHOOTING LAW
FRKMONT. Neb . March S1.-4 Special )
Dlrtrtct lnriector Holland, deputy game
warOen who haa been In Fremont f-r
several Cava Invest ip ting reported l-Islk-ii
of the spring shooting l, haa
a-cuied the nain of several offentera
for proaocutlon, pending the outcome of
other esses now before the courts. Hr.
Holland found that the law I being
violated by hunters In this section of the
country who have killed hundreds of
gees and ducks as they stopped on the
lake and atrrama on their way north to
their summer haunt. No action will be
a'.arted unless the courts decide that the
law la constitutional.
COMMERCIAL CLUB RESCINDS
ENDORSEMENT OF ROAD BOND
The executive committee of tha Com
mercial club haa rescinded Ita former ac
tion favoring tha louglaa county pro
posed paved road bond. This was done
at the recommendation of the good roads
commute of the club
It aa given outthat thla action waa
taken because the county commissioners
bad inudo some changea In the original
draft of the proclamation aa to vtliere
tha toada are to be and hat Is to be
th material for the pavenierit.- TU r-
r I VMST TOO TO j WH-MIE-MEI tCVANOHETbONE v 1X5 "TOO RNOW- X "nitRE'i NO DOOOT 1 f WANT MOO TO ' VHETt IWA OUT TMiC T
' T RiO OT THIS CRUM'-HE'S ONE OF THE REST SLEEPERS! MtE HE'S COT ' L MA MORE. KflOV I rV FlFTt - AFTtRNOO HE WATCHED 1
L DOS! I OF THE F1ME.VT 1 J NtE TW1 1 , THAM TOO? DOLLARS RR HIM A BORCLAR TAKE ALL THT.
Lpy f ' bELTTERS IN THE Y I T HUMAN I w J HE.? A COOD VATCH VFRARE. OUT Or THF (
LAHQ " ' T0Q!
Talon Pacific l.eagae.
Handicap ... ft
iiamllcap .. 16
Totsts ....722 rt 7M 2lta
UDNCRAI FR WIGHT.
Int. 2d. ltd. Tot.
Vspor 177 13t ln2 410
Hay 14 1 13ft 410
H'oster 1HS 211 117 643
Strav 1f4 17 133 44
Holnrloh ...137 142 157 43d
Handicap .. 10 10 10 Ai
'Total 742 7M 0J &7i
Int. 2d. d. Tot.
Hauptman ..142 1.14 : 412
Purkett im m 137 76
HI raw 12 1.17 122 iWI
Coulter 1!H 143 177 f"
Heckler 1 117 21') W".
Totals 711 M 73 21C1
1st. 2d. 3d. Tot.
Pfeffer .... i; 1,0 1W 511
Vanou 112 l."-4 130 X
Hchrsder ... U 172 111 431
I'relnhouse .101 22) VW Ml
Btlne m 1f.2 US 4;
Totals 79) 878 66 2X7
1st. 2d. 3d. Tot
1. Noraard 170 19 ICS 4M
sndera ....IM !1H ITS 6(7
Vanaira ...1 12 173 4
HatcH 2H3 W 133 6.12
E. Norgard 1st '.! 2n2 IM
Totals ,,..m m 803 27S
lit. 31. 3d. Tot
ItuthTford lJi 166 HO 4.V)
Pennington 1"S 14 1, 441
Meachain . .) 1.'J 142 4:2
Rusnell 13 140 IM 47
Heeca 1rt 1'6 14 601
Tots' )7i 7t M1 27.'2
MISC. ACCOL NTS.
1st. 2d. Sd.Tot
onkllna ID) lx nu ivi
Farl K4 177 179 M2
Straw IM P to 34H
Well 1"0 173 124 4
Ocander ....l!)l 147 14 UH
..W6 79S 7iX 2K4
vised proclamation Issued by the county
commissioners, omitted the phrase, "vit
rified paving brick block," which waa
specified In tha original proclamation and
apeclfled only "paving brick." The club
hotda that this gives too much latitude
and gives tha voters nothing definite to
Omaha Has Chance for
Valley School Meet
If a suitable field can be found. th
annual Missouri Valley High school trsck
meet wilt probably be held In Omaha t hit
year. At a conference held during the
meet at fit. Joseph last year several of
tha official signified that they would
rather coma to Omaha thla year than any
Coach Mulligan Is In favor of bringing
tha meet here and believes that Omaha
has better facilities than any other city
in the valley.
Omaha wilt put a strong team In th
field. A small sjuad la working out
dslly In the halls. In preparation for the
big meet at the Auditorium on March 11.
Omaha high will not enter a relay team
In thla meet on account of the lack of
time to practice.
Two me-nl-ers of tha championship team
which represented the purple and White
laat year have announced their Intention
of not turning out thla year and some
time wilt have to be taken to fill In the
places left vacant
DATES HAVE BEEN FIXED
The date of the big entertainment ti
le held at Central High achool for the
benefit of athlctlca haa been art for
The entertnlnment will consist of a
p'aylct, and aeveral other acts. The
musical cluha of the school will alai
he on the program. Three performances
will la glien, Friday afternoon and night,
and Saturday night, April 14 and 16.
Crosses Atlantic in
His Wife's Trunk
Only to Be Interned
IONION. March After crossing tha
Atlantic from New York. In hia wife's
trunk. Captain Roewrr, a German en
gineer, waa detected by the British at
Kirkwall and Interned, according to a
story appearing In Ianlsh newspapers
today anl forwarded by lteuter's Copen
Captain Rnewer as an engineer at
Kiap Chow, Chins. He escaped after the
rapture of Klao Chow by the Japanese
and made hia way to Nea York, whence
he and his wife sailed for Copenhagen.
During the voyage he remained In hia
wife's cabin trunk during the day time,
breathing through a ventilator and
emerged from tha trunk during the flight.
None of the paaaepgers auaperted the
ruse, although It was noticed that excep
tionally large nuiala were served to Freu
Roewer'a cabin. At Kirkwall the captain
left the trunk, fearing h would be de
tected when Inspectors searched tha lug
gage. He was caught and Interned. His
wife reached Copenhagen yesterday.
MaTaarata ef Oee lleMrr
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THK REE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, lUlfi.
'Ilson lf li 141
Kchfmeyer K5 172 1
Mayer Iftfi UJ m
Karr l.intt 16
2d. M Tot
Totals 73 634 2S 1931
Stewart ....111 14.'. 137 ?M
Ooherty ....IM 171 140 4t
Wllla 137 179 1 617
Uosonberg ..231 1:8 181 g)
Totals 834 718 M 1S
M. K. Hmtta Lflf.
Massay 125 123 lAt 412
McDnugal ..124 114 10 S S
Higford ....136 V US 41 r,
Hwsnson ...143 107 127 .177
Huahnell ...141 218 131 48
Handicap ... 27
Totsl.j....77 727 rwacH
O rah .m ....12H 14D 1.10 4?S
Bnrhlerl ...,1K8 148 143 4'8
Alnscow ....1F4 144 116 41
Pearson ....148 111 131 412
MaslUo .... 14: 123 12 437
Totals 7t 70J -.03 21W
l acy 14 J 148 11 414
HnrgAdlne .17 1.6 126
Courtney ...114 M m 4H
I'elvi'suii .. 114 l.'S 128 37
T .arson 190 l.V) UH 4-1
Handicap .. 27
Total 730 7 6o9 2VA
Procopio ...lhT liA 141 47S
Harrington .VOT 122 181 4 '8
Johnston ...102 1W HI 391
Shaw l' l6-viss 4.7
Rathkt 147 2K) 135 48.'
Totals 7i 787 764 22M
W7 W Z'JM
9d. 3d. To'.
144 11 471
1!2 f.1 "2
I I 1J 47!
161 m m
7,0 B4 J
Six Planes Arrive
for Scout Duty at
U.S. Base in Mexico
COLUMBCS. N. M., March 0.-(By
Wireless from General Pershing Head
quarters In Mexico.) Six biplane of tha
First aero squadron, under the command
of Captain B. D. Foulols, arrived today
to acout In the mountains for Villa. Two
machines left Columbus last night, one
thla morning. Four spent the night In
the vicinity of La Ascension. The ma
chines were driven by Lieutenants 8. C.
O. Chapman. J. K. Carberry, H. A.
Dorgue. L. 8. Brown, R. H. Willis. E.
8. Gonell. W. CI. Kllner In tha seventh
machine haa not been reported.
Additional troop arrived here to take
the placo of the 1.0OO men sent from the
temporary base to try and pursue Villa.
The above dispatch was passed by the
1 No location of the temporary base la
given In the dispatch passed by the cen
sor, but yeaterday'a wireless Intimated
that General Pershing had .established
headquarter near Caaaa Qra'ndes, from
which point he waa sending out column
In pursuit of Villa. Today's dispatch ap
parently mean that only l.ono men, prob
ably picked cavalry, are actually engaged
In the chaae after the bandit In the moun
tain retreats In which he haa taken
refuge, while, the remainder, about 4.000
In all, representing artillery. Infantry
and cavalry, are held at the Mexican
Explains Why U.S.
Machine Quns "Lay
Down" at Columbus
WASHINGTON. March 20-An official
report eirp'alnlin that a difficulty o?
loading in the dirknesa wai t cvx.nst'iU
fcr the fall j re cf two f the fo'.ir weapon.-,
of the Thirteenth ravaliy'a machine g in
troops tn tho fight with Villa and his
bandlta nt Columbus waa received at thu
War department today. Trei-s dispatches
telling of the guna Jamming had caused
Brigadier General Croxler, ihicf of
ordnance, to order an investigation.
The vepnrt, tranamltted by the officer
commanding the machine gun troopa
through the headquarters of the Pan
Antonio arsenal, follow a:
"The reason for the jamming of tha
machine guna during tha fight laat Thurs
day morning waa not the failure of the
mechanism to function properly, but wti
due to the fart that the night waa dark
and It t.i difficult t load the guna.
In leading the gisna the feed atrip ha to
be Inserted In a narrow slot or gul le.
If the strip Is not Inserted properly In
this guide tha gun will fire about five
shots and will then lam. Thla happened
to two of my guna aa It was so dark that
It waa almost Impoaslble to get the strip
In tha slots. The other two guns did not
lam and tha execution they did ahowad
the value of machine gunfire. Tha am
munition waa not reloaded and had bean
manufactured atnre 1910. Tha extractor
are aU model 1914."
TWO COMMISSIONERS MEET
WITH THE WELFARE BOARD
Commissioners Kugel and Jararna were
visitor at a meeting of the Welfare
board held laat evening, and apparently
took a decl.led Interest In tha work being
accomplished by thla department. Tha
meeting comitate 1 merely of a dtcuton
rf the aid beta riven In tha legal anl
employment department, and adjourntd
after a brief action.
HOLD RIFLE SHOOT
AS PARTJF MEET
Marksmanship Competition with
.22-Caliber Rifle Will Be Event
at Athletio Tournament.
DOANE COLLEGE ENTERS TEAM
A near feature haa been added to the
list of events In the annual Indoor ath
letio meet which will be held by the
Young Men's Christian association at the
Audtetortum the night of March SI.
The new event la a rifle marksmanship
competition. This part of the program
will be held In the basement of the Audi
torium and Is open to any marksman In
tha city. Any small bore .22-caliber rifle
not carrying slnghta containing glass
may be used. A gold medal will be
awarded for first prlxe, asllver medal for
second and a bronse medal for third.
National Rifle association rules will
govern the shoot. The shooting will be
ten shots, five on a target, offhand, fifty
feet and ten shots, five on a target, prone,
fifty feet. It will be possible to score 100
points for each string, making a possible
total of 200 points.
D Team Eaters.
Tha Doane collegeteam of seven men,
captained by L. B. Brown, haa been en
tered In the meet. The relay race between
Doane, Tarkio, Bellevue and the Uni
versity of Omaha should be one of the
big events of tha meet.
Newman Grove haa entered a second
Joe Stecher in the tourney. H. Halderson
haa entered the athletio wounder, who Is
aald to ba able to break a grain sack by
tha sclssora process. He will run in tha
mlla race. m
Booster Coram It lee oa Job.
The big booster committee which will
conduct the ticket sate for tha event has
been selected with the following men
leading the campaign:
U G. Griffith. Verne Moore.
J. A. Faraberg. P. G. Klttell.
i.. ii. iHwa. j. u. jones.
M. J. Heddeiund,
P. A. Havens,
L. W. Charlesworth,
J. B. McLean.
D. C. McCown,
A. C Kennedy,
J. R. Riha,
K. K. Magee.
W. P. Gartner.
N. H. Olson,
H. C. Rosacker,
B. L. Potter.
W. W. Kerr.
H. H. Harris.
R. B. Hunter,
O. C. Wilson,
Box Car Situation
(From a Staff Correapondunt.)
WASHINGTON, March . (Special
Telegram.) Representative Sloan la In
receipt of a letter from the Nebraska
State Railway commission thanking htm
for tha efforts ha put forth In proper! t
bringing before tha Interstate Comme.c
commission tha car shortage stluatlon'
with tha further information lhat the
grain 'tar situation had become about
normal, which would probably render It
unnecessary further to press for a hear
ing before the Interstate and foreign
committees of tho house.
"The railroads of tha west furnished
ma with tha material and I went before
tha house and early In February the sit
uation commenced to progress," Mr.
"I demanded of the eastern roads a
statement of conditions and their reaponae
was the granting of twenty additional
cars. The fact that It was heard before
the Interstate Commerce commission
hurried mattra along a great deal.'
'I regard It aa a very valuable adjust
ment of a serious situation for our farm
ers and grain dealers of the northwest."
R. W. McGlnnla of Fremont and Lin
coln and hia wife stopped here laat night
and left today. They have been In
Florida and ara on their way home.
Return to Protection
O NEII.L. Neb.. March 50 (Fpevlal Tel
rgi am.) John I.. Kennedy, candidate for
the republlian nominal! vn for t'nited
States senator, spoke here tonight on
"Preparcdneas for Peace." He advocated
the creation of a tariff roniml.-slon. a
return to tha protective tariff system, and
the building up of our ahipplng Interest!
to extend our commerce abroad.
He said our present prosperity rest,
largely upon the manufacture and aale
of monition of war and other products
uaed for war purpose.-. Tie calle 1 atten
tion to the faol lliat the demo 'ra'lc par.y
haa abandoned the doctrine of free trade
or tariff for revenue only by continuing
tha tariff on augar and by protecting th
Industrie of the south. He urged the
voluntary military training of tha boys
and young men In the high school, nor
mal schools, colleges and universities of
the country. During lit addreaa Mr.
Kennedy wag frequently Interrupted by
CARRANZA TROOPS OFF
TO HEAD OFF P. VILLA
DOUGLAS. Aria., March 0.-Four thou
aand troopa under General M. M. Die
gues. In charge of the Yaqul campaign
In western Sonora, ara being sent to
guard Dolores pass, the southernmost
of the four paaaea leading through tha
mountalna along the f hlhuahua-Sonora
atata line. Report that Francisco Villa
and his bandlta were making their way
south from Caaaa Grande. Chihuahua,
before the t'nited States troopa led to hia
disposition of the Bunora troops.
Drawn for The Bee by George McManus
HAY BILL FI6DRES
FOR ARMY STAND
House Refnses Definitely to In
crease Regular Military Pro
visions of Measure..
VOTE MAT BE REACHED TODAY
WASHINGTON, March 20. By re
fusing definitely to increase the reg
ular array provisions of the Hay
bill, the house today made It almost
certain that the measure will go to
the senate virtually as framed and
by an overwhelming vote. Chairman
Hay of the military committee was
hopeful tonight that a final vote
could be reached tomorrow.
The net result of the day's debate on'
proposed amendments was to sustain the
recommendation of the president as to
the slxe of the regular army. The Hay bill
carries virtually the program mapped out
by former Secretary Garrison In this
regard, but substitutes the federallsatlon
of the National Guard for the continen
tal army. Tha president haa approved
its general outline, but stands uncom
mitted as to details.
Three Times Defeated.
. Three times during the day the house
defeated proposals to Increase the peace
strength of tha regulars, fixed by the Hay
bill at 140,009, expandable to 176,000 by ex
ecutive order if war la Imminent. The de
bat centered upon tha Kahn amendment
to fix the. authorised peace strength at
220,000, but the first vote was on a sub
stitute offered by Representative Fuller
of Illinois to make It 260,000.
The Fuller substitute was lost without
a division. Tha Kahn amendment was
voted down, :S to 103, after appeals for
a larger standing army bad been made
by ' Representative Mann, republican
leader, and other influential members of
tha minority, . .
Only two democrats supported the Kahn
amendment in debate and less than a
dosen Voted for it. About forty republi
cans voted against It.
Representative Crago, republican, of the
military committee proposed to fix the
strength at 200,000, but waa voted down
by a substantial majority,
A boat Third Approved.
With this outstanding feature dlapoeed
of, conalderatlon of the remainder of the
bill went forward rapidly. About one
third of the mcaaure had been rovleved
and approved when adjournment for the
day came. The national guard. Industrial
reserve and nitrate plant aectlons are
among those still to be considered.
When the measure reaches th senate
It ia possible that all but the enacting
clause will b stricken out and the senate
committee measure substituted a a short
cut to conference. Th final measure must
be written In conference as the senate
and house proposals differ radically.
Should the senate committee woik out
a combination of Its own measure with
I no house bill, howeve'-, it appeara likely
that the national guard, Induatrlal re
serve and nitrate plant proposals of the
Hay bill will be retained while the sen
ate's figures of 178,000 peace strength for
the regular army will be inserted with
the senate plan for creation of a third
fore of federal volunteers. The house
bill contains an authorisation for summer
training camps, whale the senate bill
propose the establishment of a force
of 261.CO0 federal volunteera, grouped by
Young Omaha Singers
Acquit Selves Well
Superintendent Graff of tha public
shoo:s states that loO boys and glrlw
of Central High school acquitted them
selves in a splendid manner yesterday
at IJnroln, where they sang before a na
tional organisation of music directors.
The party returned at ( p. m. on a
special train. Omaha will have an oppor
tunity In tha near future to hear these
Tha Board of Education allowed an
appropriation of 100 toward the expenses
of th trip.
Estate of Brakeman
Failing to Flag Train
WASHINGTON. Msrch 20.-In a "safety
first" decision trday the supreme court
warned all railroad men of their respon
sibilities to tha public. It reversed a dam
age awarded to the estate of a brake
men on tha Great Northern, who was
killed In a rear-end collision caused by
his failure to flag- an oncoming train.
"Hia fata give rauae to blame," aald
the court, "but we cannot help pointing
out that th tragedy of the colllalon might
have been appalling. How Imperative hi
duty waa la manifeat. To excuse Ita ne
glect In any way would cast Immeasur
able liability upon th railroad and, what
la of greater concern. , remove security
from the Uvea of those who travel upon
them, and. therefore all who are con
cerned with their operation ahould hav
a full and anxious sens of reaponslbllty."
Key to lb Situation Be Want Ada.
Read Be Want Ada for profit. V
them for results.
MEXICO HAS A PLAN
FOR GETTING YILLA
Carranra Froposes Drafting of Pro
tocol Under Which Nations Will
Co-operate in Hunt.
ARRED0ND0 AND FOLK CONFER
WASHINGTON. March 2 0. The
de facto government of Mexico to
day proposed to the United States
the drafting of a protocol, under
which American and Mexican troops
may co-operate in running to earth
Franclscp Villa and his bandits,
without danger of misunderstanding
or conflict. The terras of such a
formal convention would be designed
to meet all questions which may
arise in the future, setting forth the
rights of the American expedition
ary forces now in pursuit of the
bandit chieftain and the nature of
the co-operation expected from the
troops of the Carranza government.
These facts became known at the
conclusion, of a conference between
Ellseo Arrendondo, Mexican am
bassador designate, and Acting Sec
retary Polk of the state department.
Negotiations on the details will be
in progress for several days, but the
two governments ara in agreement
on the general principles Involved.
Meanwhile, however, the troopa of the
de facto government actually are co-operating
with the American forces and,
according to Information received by the
war department are planning to render
even greater assistance. High military
officials allowed It to become known that
th4 Carranza government had promised
to move a large force of Ita troops from
central Mexico to the north forming a
trap Into which the American cavalry
men under General Pershing may chase
Villa and his followers.
The proposal for th protocol, which It
la' planned , to have remain In force until
Villa Is captured, came fronr Mr. Arre
dondo and was a direct result of the re
quest . of the United States for permis
sion to use the railway between El Paso
and Caaas Grandes for the shipment of
supplies to the American expeditionary
forces. Mr. Arredondo la understood to
hav received Instructions from General
Carranxa .to discuss the request with the
state department and to propose the
agreement by which a complete under
standing will be had by both govern
ments. While the convention will provide for
all matters such as the use of Mexican
railroads by American troops, the specific
request for permission to ship supplies
from El Psso will be disposed of sep
arately. General Carranxa haa asked for
additional Information upon that subject
and It will be forwarded to him Imme
diately. State department official de
clined to discuss the nature of the Infor
mation desired on the ground that while
tha negotiations are In progress they
must be held to be confidential.
Italians Worry as
Greeks Make Hay
While Sun Shining
ROME. March J0. Advices received
here from Athens that a royal decree haa
been issued proclaiming the annexation
of northern Kpirua. Albania, to Greece,
ar causing some concern, the annexa
tion being regarded :n official clrclea as
a violation of the decision of the London
conference concerning Albania.
A dispatch from ,.tnens, March ,
said Greece had decided to proceed to
the complete financial and administrative
assimilation of province of northern
Epirua, deputlea from which already had
been seated In the Greek chamber.
Large Body of American Mounted
Soldiers Begin March Into
CIVILIAN SCOUTS IN THE LEAD
COLUMBUS, N. M., March 20. A
large body of American cavalry left
here today. The troops, which were
brought here from Texas border
points, were preceded by a motor
train carrying supplies. Whether the
detachment will serve as a separate
command in the effort to capture
Francisco Villa or whether it is to
Join the punitive expedition force j
now in the field under General Pet-'
shinar somewhere in northern Ch
huahua was not indicated by mill
lam n.H ln VtnA
Accompanying the troops were a
number of American civilian scouts,
said to know the mountain trails of
Chihuahua, In which Villa is reported
to be fleeing, as the city man knows
his front yard.
Wearing the sombrero of the fron
tier, heavily roweled spurs and with
little wrinkles at the corners of their
eyes, bespeaking lives spent in the
open, these scouts form what is said
to be the most picturesque group of
men in the expeditionary force.
Military men frankly admit that upon
their knowledge of the district In which
VlllH H reported fleeing reta much of
the hop for tho capture' of th bandit.
It Is theso volunteers, many of whom
Villa drove from their homes and their
properly In Mexico, that are leading the'
American columns to water holes and the
hiding places in tho mountains in- which
the bandit and a few of his followers
might seek to evade the American pur
suit. More Bodle Foand.
That more VUUstaa than the teventy
nino already accounted for were kills In
the running engagement following the
raid on Columbus was Indicated in the
discovery of three additional bodies re-
nri. A li.r. inHflv hv H. K. Lemmon. a
Lorimer's Defense is
Did Not Personally .
Ma.Vp. Bank Loans 1
CHICAGO. Msrch 20.-Trial of TVllrfam
Ixirimer, former president of the La
Salle Street Trust and Ravings bank, on
charges of conspiracy In connection with
the bank's failure, waa resumed today.
! In the opening statement of the defefle
made by Attorney Albert Fink, aald Lor
lmer had "absolutely nothing to do wltt
the loaning of the bank's money," during
the time between April. 1510 and July. 1912.
At that time, Mr. Fink said. Mr. Lorl
mer was too busy with his fight to retain
hia senate aeat, to take part In th man
agement of th bank, other than to pre
side at Its directors' meetings.
The defense, tha attorney said, will
challenge the atate to prove Ita charge "
that the bank waa Insolvent when it
closed In 1914. 1
Publication of the story charging bri
bery In Mr. Lorlmer'a election to th
senate caused the withdrawal of a num
ner of persona who had subscribed for
stock in the state bank, then about to ba
organised. Mr. Fink aald. The organ!
lion at tha national bank, which, a ceo
Ing to the original plana was to be run
In connection with the state bank, went
on, however, after it had been decided
not to open the other because of th with
drawals. luinxnrnc r-n
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