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    he Omaha Daily
VOL, XLV-XO. 241.
?:.T.rr::;-..':,."r nixuu-: copy two cents.
Waite Says He Purchased it on Re
quest of Father-in-Law, Who
Wished to Take It.
U. 8. OUTPOST ON MEXICAN DESERT Here is an American outpost established on
the Mexican desert, south of the international boundary, scanning the horizon for signs of
Villa's troops.
mi ""1 ill mini minium
Sussex, Carrying Three Hundred
Persons, Banning from Folke
stone to Dieppe, Meets
Later Reports Say Vessel Still Afloat
After Being Attacked Off
Beachy Head.
LONDON, March 24. It is re
ported that a cross-channel passen
ger boat from Folkestone to Dieppe
was sunk this afternoon.
This afternoon nothing Is attain
able as yet from any reliable quar
ter here concerning the Folkestone
boat, but It Is understood to hare
been carrying 240 civilian passen
gers, In addition to a crew of sixty
It Is rumored that the steamer
sank at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
All Are Saved.
The continental truffle office of fhe
Brighton railroad aaya, that according
to reports received, all persons on board
the steamer were saved and the vessel Is
atlU afloat.
The Central News says the steamer was
the Sussex, and that It was torpedoed
off Beachy Head. The agency gives the
number of passengers as 3S0, a few of
whom were British. The vecsel was un
der the command of Captain Mouffet.
while the crew numbered forty mostly
A later report timed 10:30 p. m. says
the Sussex is still afloat and in charge
of a tug.
Englishman Sank.
The steamer Englishman of the Domin
ion line has been sunk, according to
Lloyds. It is stated that thus far sixty
elprht survivors have been accounted for.
The last record of the steamer English
man shows that It sailed from Portland,
Me., February IT, for St. Nazaire and
Avonmouth. The Englishman was a ves
sel of 6,257 tons, and was owned by the
Mississippi and Dominion Steamship com
pany of Liverpool. Jt was built in 1S92
at Belfast.
Abe Test Clause of
Immigration Bill is
Ridiculed by Cannon
WisiliNQTON. D. C, March V. The
literacy test In the Burnett Immigration
bill was supported by those who pointed
to the possibility of vast Immigration
after the European war and opposed by
former Speaker Cannon, who ridiculed It.
Armed with a census report of 1790 he
argued that the names of two-thirds of
the members of the house were not
found among those then recorded In the
UrUted States and that the names of
many men foremost in national life
showed by their absence In the list that
their forefathers had been immigrants.
"There were no McKennas, Pltneys or
Van De Venters for the supreme court."
said he, "no McAdoos, Burleson or
Houston to sit about the cabinet table.
I can find among the first families of
that time no Agassis, Edison or Westing
house, no Carnegie, Harriman, Have
meyer, no Astor. Belmont or Lorlllard,
no Funston or Pershing, no Watterson
or Pulitzer, no Gompers or Morrison or
Billy Sunday.
"Another name not on the list is that
of Roosevelt."
The house cut loose with an uproar of
applause that continued until Mr. Cannon
rose and bowed.
Entent Nations
Decline to Disarm
Merchant Ships
WASHINGTON, March 24. The entente
allies, replying individually to Secretary
Insing's suggestion for the disarma
ment of ail merchant ships, have In ef
fect declined the proposal. '
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. .Saturday:
l Oiincil liluns ana vicinity
- I'nsi ttli'ii and
I liuiabi Yesterday.
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Comparative kji'm Hcoora,
19l lUK1 191
HlBhrot today 70 48 til
l.nwent today 41 M l!l
Mean temperature S7 41 4H
Precipitation (ij 4"1 .01
temperature and precipitation
tures from the normal:
Normal ttni;rutiire
Kxcexs for the day
Total excess since March 1
.(, Inch
normal pieiiiniRlicn
I H-ficu-nc v fur the day .-4 .1(1 inch
Total precipitation mn.-e March 1. .11 Inch
1 f li icncv since, Miticii 1 M Inch
Kxicsh (or cor. pertoJ In l'.M5 67 Inch
Deficiency cor. in riud In 1M4 Kl Inch
Reports from Statloas at T I'. M.
Station and State
of Weather.
Cheyenne, snow ...
avenpurt. clear ..
Denver, stiow
..1 i..m fnltiM tf-lnurlv
Temp. Iflsh- Rain
7 p. m.
.... In
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Ixidgo City, part cloudy. 62
Lander, cloudy 2i
North rintte. cloudy 34
timha, iiat'tly cloudy.... til
'uclilo. parti v cloudy.... :
JvHPlrt City, cioufly
Salt I.eks City, cloudy.
Sheridan, Uoiidy
Hioux City, cloudy
Valentine. snow
T indicates (race of precipitation.
U A. WELSH. Local Forecaster
NEW YORK, March 24. District
Attorney Swann announced late to
day that Pr. Arthur Walte, accused
of the murder of his father-in-law,
John K. Peck, had confessed that he
. . . . .
nan purcnasea a quantity 01 poigo-
and given It to reck In a small'' -
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e a walla rlanl M hiwAV..
ing himself administered thft'
or knowing that Peck took lt""
The district attorney added that
Walte had said he bought the poison
at Peck's request, because the aged
millionaire wished to commit sui
cide. NEW TORK. Marcn I4.-Soon after Dr.
Arthur Warren Walte, accused of poi
soning his father-in-law, John E. Peck,
wealthy drus; manufacturer of Grand
Rapids, Mich., i had cenied the charge
today. District Attorney Bwann an
nounced that he had nhtalned a voucher
from a druggist signed with Walte's
name, for the purchase of a quantity of
arsenic on March 9, three days before
I'eck's dearth.
. District Attorney Bwann said the drug
gist's record showed thst.Walte had pur
chased enough arsenic to kill several
men. Dr. Waite. In denying to Assistant
district Attorney Brothers the charge of
poisoning his father-in-law, said he had
never purchased arsenic In his life. When
Informed of the druggist's record he "be
came suddenly glum and refused to talk."
Brothers reported.
The district attorney also examined
Miss Catherine Peck, the aged sister of
the drug manufacturer. He announced
he had learned from her that she had
given $10,000 to Waite to invest in mort
gage bonds, but Instead of doing so he
had used $30,000 In a speculative account
with Wall street brokers and sent $10,000
to his brother.
Dr. Walte admitted, according to Mr.
Brothers, that he had put something into
Peck's soup some time prior to his death,
but declared that it mas medicine, and
Dr. A. A. Moore, the rhyslclan who at
tended Peck during his illness, had in-
structed him to employ this method of j actlonarles, who wish to stir up trouble
giving the patient medicine, because Feck among the Mexicans," the telegram said,
had complained that it was bitter and I "I intend to prosecute the campaign
had refused to take it. j against Villa with more energy than be-
Mr. Brothers announced that Walte j tore,
would be removed to Bellevue hospital, j Sixty cases of rifle cartridges were
a prisoner, later in the day. His condi- i turned over to Ives G. Lelevier, consul
tlon was not yet such as to permit his here for the de facto government, today
removal o The Tombs prison. j by an express company and later were
Dr. Walte told his guards, according to j delivered to General Calles at' Agua
reports thejr made to the district attor- Frieta, Each case contained l.OOo rounds,
ney, that he would keep his lips sealed j Consul Lelevier stated that he also, en
as..thw4da4itMf the woman with , deavored to have the American custom
whom he lived at a hotl as Df. and Mrs. , authorities life the ban placed recently
A. W. Walters. on the exportation of dynamite to Sonora
"And I will stick to her," he was quoted J ""Iciently to allow the Democratic Mln-
aa saying.
Lieut. Pailthorp
Shot to Death in
Room on Cruiser
SEATTLE. Wash., March 24. Junior
Lieutenant Ormond C. Pailthorp, U.- 8.
N., was found today by officers of his
ship shot to death in his room on board
the cruiser Saratoga.
Lieutenant Pailthorp was 29 year old
and was appointed to the Naval academy
from Michigan, his native state. In 1906.
Investigation showed that Lieutenant
Pallthorp's wound was self-inflicted. No
cause for suicide Is known. Pailthorp
returned In February to the Puget Sound
yard from the Asiatic station. He was
engineer officer of the Bartoga.
Berkeley Fire
Chief Asphyxiated
BERKELEY, Cal., March 24. James
Kenny, chief of the Berkeley fire depart
ment, met death here last night by suf
focation while fighting a fire In oil
works. While on his way to the fire
Kenney's automobile collided with a tele-
graph post and the chief was thrown
for a distance of about fifty feet. He
got up unaided and declared he was not
Trial of Orphet is
Set f orApril Tenth
WAUKKGAN, III., March 24. Will H.
Orpet, student of the University of Wis
consin, charged with poisoning his for
mer sweetheart, Marian Frances Lam
bert, a Lake Forest High school girl, en
tered a plea of not guilty in the circuit
court today after motion to quash the
indictment had been overruled. Judge
Donnelly denied bail. Date of trial was
set for April 10.
General Otis is
About the Same
LOS ANOELKS, Cal., March H.-At-tending
physicians Bald today that Gen
eral HariiHon liiay Ot:s, editor of the
I.os Angeles Times, ill tilth pneumonia,
was "about the same. ' He passed a fair
r.lght, but it was thought advisable to
eive him a mild stini'ilant. Yesterday
he passed the day -without taking any
opiates. His condition was said not to
have improved.
WASHINGTON, March 24.-DemocraU
of the senate finance committee today
Practically decided not to recommend an
excise or production tax on sugar as an
amendment to the pending house reso
lution repeaJInf the free sugar provision
of the tariff law. Benatora Hardl Ic and
Gore have been urging sich an amend
ment, the latter also proponing a half
cent Increase in the sugar tariff to remain
In effect until six mouths after treaty
of peace lu Kurope
Gavira Hears that United States
Troops Planned to Strike at
Villa Band Near Nami-
.wni of De Facto Troops
, cij tj. m
oaio to Be Closincr in on
v a
BAN ANTONIO, Tex.. March 24.
General Gavlra, Mexican com
mander at Juaree, advised Consul
Beltran of the Mexican government
here, that he had been Informed
that an American army officer with
the forces near Namtquipa, had noti
fied General Rertonie that they
probably would attack Villa today.
DOfOLAS, Arts.. March !4 Deneral P.
Ellas Calles, military governor of Bonora,
received a telegram today from General
Enrlquez, military governor of Chihua
hua, stating that five columns of Car
ranza troops were closing In on Villa and
his bandits near Namlquipa, and that
with the aid of the Americans it was be
lieved that Villa would not be able to
Governor Enriques also telegraphed that
reports concerning the revolt of General
Herrera were false and an effort by the
"radicals" to cause trouble between the
Carranza government and the United
The Mexican troops operating near
Namlquipa, according to General En
rlquez, were those under the command of
General Cavaxoa. General Oarza, Colonel
Cano, Colonel Bala and Colonel Her
nandez. General Calles also received a telegram
today from General Luis Herrera at Chi
huahua City, in which the latter denied
emphatically that he had revolted against
the Carranza government and had Joined
Villa. "I deny with all pofslblo emphasis
these reports given to the press by re-
ing company at Cannanea to obtain a
J supply of explosives. One thousand em
ployes of the mine, he said, will be
; thrown out of employment within a tew
days unless the company can obtain the
dynamite needed In blasting for ore.
Hilar It a mora at Colombo:.
COLUMBUS, N. M., March 24. No word
was received at the military base here
today from General J. J. Pershing's ex
peditionary command, either by wireless
or courier. A motor truck train which
was expected to arrive early in the day
failed to report, but It was believed it
may have been delayed by the dust of a
With the Interruption which, it was as
serted, was not due to a defect In the
wireless, numbers of rumors, all appar
ently without foundation, became current
here. One had It that American troops
were engaged in a battle with Villa In
the vicinity of (deleted), south of Casas
Another had it that the bandit and a
small band were surrounded in the same
vicinity by American cavalrymen, who
rapidly were closing In on him.
The rumors could be neither confirmed
nor denied by military authorities here
because of the absence of dispatches. Be
lief was expressed, however, that all was
ell with the American forces below
Casas Grandes.
A telegram from General Pershing
later asserted that dust storms, which
j have been raging, have made It Impos-
sible for aviators to do scouting duty. It
is known also that the storms have in
terfered with troop movements. No men-
! tlon was made of a battle in General
Pershing's report.
Texas Sheriff Killed
by Prisoner He Was
Taking Back Home
MUSKOGEE, Okla., March 24. Three
posses are pursuing Paul V. Hadley and
his bride, wanted In connection with the
killing of Sheriff Jacob Giles of Beau,
mont, Tex., on a train near Checotah,
Okla., early today.
Hadley was being taken to Beaumont
from Nebraska, to answer a murder
charge. After he killed Giles, it is alleged
Hadley compelled the conductor to stop
the train and, with his wife, fled to the
hills. Tht y are said to be armed.
BK'RIJX, Msrch 24. hy wireless to
Turkerton, N. J.r-The long-expected upllt
i In the Herman socialist party as the re
I suit of the political situation created by
the submarine warfare controversy in
the relchstag occurred today. A new party
consisting of eighteen socilst members
was constituted by the radical wing after
a socialist caucus had been decided to
exclude Deputy Haas for a breach of
The socialist's caucus was held after
closure had been applied In the relchstag
by the president when the resolution was
reached to exclude Deputy llsase, for
the same reason that Deputy IJehknecht
waa excluded from the organizatlun, the
minority assembled and rvaolved to leave
the party.
The total number of socialist members
In the relclistag Is ion. The dissenting
minority on the last vote consisted of
thirty socialists.
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Omahan Meets Encouragement in
Quest for Army Men at Semi
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Gould Dietz, of
the Board of Governors of Ak-Sar-Ben
had Interviews today with of
ficials of the war department look
ing to the mobilization of troops tn
Omaha In connection with the
celebration of the fiftieth, anniver
sary of Nebraska's admission into
the sisterhood of states. Mr. Diets
wu escorted by Representatives Lo-
becla In his swing.through the army
and navy tulldlng, the congressman
paving the way for the Omaha man,
whose interest and enthusiasm In
the forthcoming celebration made a
deep Impression upon the officials
Mr. Diets waa told that if troops wera
available, either regular 6r mllltla. dur
ing the week of October J. they would be
mobllixed in Omaha for the semi-centennial
May Come to Omaha.
Mr. Diets suggested that If the national
guard of a number of the states were
encamped at Fort Robinson, as now
planned in September, they might be
moved to Omaha as part of their man
euvers, terminating their encampment at
that point.
This suggestion, Colonel McKeever, in
charge of national guard duties with the
regular staff, thought well of and volun
teered to work along those lines.
In view of the co-operation of the. Ne
braska delegation, through the efforts of
Representative Klnkaid, it Is now be
lieved that the National Guard of North
and South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming
and Nebraska will be brought together
In a general encampment at Fort Robin
son this year. The date of this encamp
ment Is necessarily problematical, but It
will be In all probability late In the sum
mer or early tn the full.
It wis learned today that the Kansas
National Guard desires to Join tntho en
campment and that Ml.iourl Is also seri
ously considering the question of joining
sister states In run kin:; an encampment
that will be worth while.
Mounts for Officers.
Colonel EX J. Murfln of Lincoln, judge
advocate general of the Nebraska na
tional guard, who has been In Washing
ton co-operating vith Judge Klnkaid In
bringing about a "great big" encamp
ment of cltlxen soldiery at Fort Robin
son, said today he had assurances from
the war department that officers' mounts
would be supplied and that the neces
sary horses and mules would be pro
vided to make the encampment a mili
tary success, these animals to be later
returned to the permanent establishment.
Range at Ashlnad.
Colonel Murfln said today that the rifle
range at Ashland was practically com
plete, the only essentials being the re
cording of the deeds and the payment of
the purchase price. "This rautje," said
Colonel Murfln, "will make a concentra
tion camp at Ashland second to none In
the country, and will make Ashland an
ideal place for rifle practice, not only
for Nebraska troops, but for adjoining
states that have no suitable range. This
becomes a permanent fixture for United
States troops for rifle practice and prac
tically establishes a post national In char
acter for such purposes.''
Roosevelt Objects
to Public Reception
NEW TORK, March ?4.-Cnlonel and
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt are due to sr
rlve here today on the steamship Matura,
returning from a six weeks' Journey
through the West Indies. Home of the
colonel's admirers wanted to send a com
mittee down the bay to welcome him, as
they did when he returned from the
African hunting expedition In 1910, but
they learned from Ills secretary, John
W. McOrath. that Mr. Roosevelt desired
no demonstration In his honor. The
half-formed plans were abandoned.
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War Office Says Four Attacks by
Muscovites Repulsed and Gap
in Line Recovered.
DKNLIN, March 23. (Via Lon
don, March 24.) The Importance
of the struggle around Verdun
naturally overshadows interest in
the contest on the eastern front, but
the latest dispatches show that hard
fighting is In progress in the north
ern sector of the Russian line. '
The Russian gun fire became in
tense on the evening of March 19.
More than 60,000 shells, chiefly of
heavy caliber, fell over a small sec
tion of the front near PoBtavy. Ger
man wire entanglements' -and t the
front line trenches were damaged by
this fire.
At night the Russians attacked In thick
waves. The first two waves were mowed
down before they reached the entangle
ments. The third pierced" the German
position on a front of less than 100 yards
and the assailants were ejected .by a
counter attack led in person by a regi
mental commander. At dawn the Rus
sians made a fourth attack, but it waa
smothered In its initial atagea by Ger
man artillery.
Four Russian division are said to have
participated In these movements. The
Germans were compelled to summon few
reserves. Their losses were heavier than
on the two preceding days of the fight
ing on account of the Russian drum fire,
but is usserted that, nevertheless, they
were surprisingly small.
Activity of the Russians at other points
of Field Marshal Von Illndenburg's front
Is less marked."
Verdun Generally Oetet.
PARIS, March 24.-(U: a. m.)-There
has been no change in ; the situation
around Verdun since yesterday, according
to the war office announcement this
West of the Meuse tne night waa calm.
Kast of the river there were Intermittent
The text of the statement follows:
"In the Argonne our batteries last night
cannonaded with enerey the enemy posi
tions In the wood of Malancourt. Near
Hill No. 2X5 we caused the explosion of
a mine and occupied the resulting crater.
"West of the. Meuse the night passod
quietly. East of the river there was In
termittent bombarding In the vicinity of
Douaurnont and Damloup.
"In the Woe v re there have been out
bursts of artillery firs in the sectors of
Moulalnville and KparKs, both sldos tak
ing part.
"There has been n other development
of Importance on the rest of the front."
Medics of Valley
To Meet in Omaha
ST. JOPKPir, Mo., March 24. The medi
cal society of the Missouri valley se
lected Omaha as the place for Its semi
annual meeting In September, at Its
final meeting here today.
Sir Ernest Shackleford is Back
from His Antartic. Expedition
BTNIiKY. N. 8. W March 14. -lieutenant
Hir Krnest H. Hhackleton has re
turned from his Anlarctlo expedition.
News of the achievements of the expe
dition Is withheld for the present.
The adventure of l-lonlciiunt Hlr Krnest
Bhackletmi, heading the British trans
Antarctic expedtlon, had a three-fold
purpose, tn navigate the Antarctlo ocean
on a meridian; to secure for the British
flsg the honor of being the first national
emblem thus to be taken from sea to sea
across this south polar realm, and to
conduct scientific, work relating, among
other phases to meteorology, seniiraphy,
geolotiy and tiendi llc survey.
The expedition left Knxland In two sec
tions about nix Mi'ckn after the Euroiiean
war begun, but it waa not until early In
January, 1'jli. after delay due to unfav
orable Ice conditions, that the party
headed by 8lr Krnest set off on a 1,700-
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Cabinet Decides After Discussion
that Services of Militia Prob
ably Will Not Be Needed.
WASHINGTON. March 24. The
question of railing the National
guard for border duty to release
regulars for service in Mexico, was
discussed at today's cabinet meet
ing, but it was decided there was no
prospect of such action at this time.
The cabinet waa told that there was
sentiment In congress lo protect the con
stantly lengthening'' line of communica
tions of the American punitive expedition
by sending more regulars Into Mexico
and placing guardaroea along the bor
der, -Major General Funston, however, had
not asked for addition tmoHi It was said
today, and War department officials did
not believe mobilisation of state troops
waa now necessary. After the cabinet
meeting officials showed they feared a
mobilisation of guardsmen would have
a disquieting effect In Mexico. They ex.
pressed confidence that American troops
in Mexico were In np danger, flhould
large bodies of Carranxa troops go over
to Villa, however, the question of call
ing out the guard will be considered.
Four Thousand
New Voters Found
In Douglas County
Four thousand new voters have been
added to the poll books of Iouglas
county, during the last few weeks, ac
cording to Election Commissioner Moor
head. About S.000 men have appeared
to submit changes of address.
Mr. Moorhead announced last night
that he will keep his office open this
afternoon and evening until o'clock In
order to accommodate an expected fuslr
of registrations.
Fifteen dsys remain In which to resis
ted The law reads thst one cannot
vote unless registered at least ten days
before the election. Registering once Is
enough. unless residence has been
changed. The other requirements are
tlmt one must be over 21 years of age, a
resident of the state for six months and
the county thirty dsys.
William R. Bennett, now of Chicago,
but for years a resfdent of Omaha and
one of the leading business men of the
city, has sustained . an attack of ap
pendicitis. He is now in one of the Chi
cago hospitals and will be operated upon
as soon as rr. EJ. Wl Powell of this city
oun reach him.
Pr. Powell Is an oldfrlend of Mr. Ben
nett. Testerday the doctor received a tel
egram from Mr. Bennett, requesting that
he perform the operation. The doctor
leaves for Chicago this morning.
For some years Mr. Bennett has been
a resident of Chicago and at this time
he is owner and manager of the Hip
podrome. mile voyage from South Georgia, an un
inhabited island In the south Atlantic
ocean, about ViO miles due east of Cape
Horn, for Itoss Sea, on the other side of
the south pole.
From Tasmania, the second expedition
meanwhile hud sailed also for the Ross
Kea, there to meet Kir Krneet's expedi
tion with supplies necessary to come out
of the Antarctlo ocean by April, 1V1&, but
conditions far from propitious made nec
essary a change of plan. The section
which started from Tasmania was ob
liged to spend the winter of 1916-16 at the
Itoss Bea to await Sir Krneat's arrival,
which had been expected sometime this
month. Hlr Krnest sailed In the Kndur
ance, a three-master, with uuxlliary en
lnrs which gave It a ten-knot speed.
This vessel, of 3A0 tons, had accommoda
tions for thirty-two persona, and
the party which sailed Included fifteen
officers and scientists.
County Official Appeals to Governor
to Send State Troops to Help
Defend the International
rcdcral Anthoritica Think There is
No Need to Ted Any
El. r.VPO, Tox., March 24. Evi
dence of the seriousness with which
the locl sulhnrltles regard tho
border situation wns supplied to
nlpht !n rn snno'-nrpnir nt by Sher
iff Peyton Jsmcs Kdwnrda that he
lins tolcRrnrhed Governor James E.
KorKURon that he believed the state
mllltla should he sent to the fron
tier. Sheriff Edwards said thst he did
not wish to ho considered an alarm
ist, hut thnt developments In Mex
ico convinced him that additional
protection was needed for Ameri
cans along tho border. He refused
to give the wording of his telegram
or say how many additional troops
he thought necessary.
The action of Mr. Kdwsrds following
that of the Arisnna authorities In direct
ing that border companies of mllltla of'
that state be recruited . to full war
strength gave renewed force to the ten-
alon which earlier In the day had shown'
signs of relaxing.
Their Views Are Different.
There la a sharp difference In the point
of view between federal and local offi
cials here. The former Insist that while
the situation Is filled with dangerous
possibilities, there Is no reason to fear
an Immediate crisis. The local authori
ties on the other hand are equally posi
tive that there Is grave danger of an out
break .which will set the entire border In
a blaze.
The federal officials are showing ln
creasing Irritation over tho alarming re
ports about conditions which are being
circulated here night and day and which
are being sent out to the rest of tho
country in news dispatches. They are
fearful of the effect that these reports
will have on the MeWce,ns, whor'have
shown many signs In' fhe last few day
of Increasing restlessness.
Consul Thomas P. Kd wards at Juares
and severU othej-"" ""Nin residents in
the Mexican tow S Vewsaiia t the
state department- ftigorously pro
testing against the' WJrculatlon of these
reports and asking that some steps be
taken to stop them. It Is understood
that similar messages have been sent to
Washington from other federal officers
with a direct recommendation that a
censorship be established hers. . .
No News ef Fig Mia. i
No news of the reported fighting b-l
tween the Carransa troops and VUllstaa
near Namlquipa or of the report front
Mexican sources that the bandit chief
and his followers were surrounded flva
miles south of Namlquipa by American
and Mexican troops waa received here
According to the Mexican oonaul here,
Andres Garcia, the Mexican wires have
been cut between Casas Grandes and
Madera. The same reason waa given byl
consul Garcia for the dearth of news'
following the first battle reported near
Namlquipa some days ago.
Artillery is Active j
All Around Verduni
PAIIIS, March S4. Bombardments con
tinue by the French of German position
In the woods of Malancourt and Avo
court and by both the German and French
guns of opposing position on all sides
of Verdun, according to the French offi
cial comrrtvnlcatlon tonight. 'No Infantry
action has taken place, except In the
Argonne forest, where the Germans en
tered Frepch first line trenches but were
Immediately expelled with a loss of some
men taken prisoners.
Brother of Herrera
Released by U. S.'
Kli PASO. Tex., March 14 Melchor
Herrera, brother of General Luis Her
rera, was released today by the United
States authorities, lie wss taken Into
custody when reports became current
here that General Herrera had revolted
from the de facto gtvernment. The ar
rest wss made Just after a conference
that Herrera had held with General Ga
vlra, commander of the Juares garrison.
Herrera went immediately to Juares after
his relesse.
WASHINGTON, March M.-Preeldeni
Wilson today nominated Edward MoDon
ald to be postmaster at Dead wood, & D.
Every home and busi
ness house liaa a lot of
used furniture and fit
tings which the owner
describes as junk. But
there is a market value
on just such things as
these, uud a small ad
in The 15eo will find
plenty buyers.