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, . rOIITLAXI), OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1915. FKICE FIVE CENTS.
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RANCHER POISONS 3
CHILDREN M10 SELF
Prairie City Man Gives
Each Cyanide Pellet.
MOTHER IX 'AOJOISiXS ROOM
George L Huffman Leaves
Note Telling of Planned Act.
GIRLS DEAD; BOYS ESCAPE
.i. Permitted lo in to blrl. hut
Shirr Are kct Homo on
rrrtrtl and All Arm forced
la Tako lwdly imfmrr.
HAiER. Or. '. . iL
C'il hi throa eUuaktara. 4.
an. I a yr oli. from thir nothr.
C'crf L. Huffoiao, renbr Into
lr niiM ilk f ITalrie CUf. today
louk th rki:rr Is Ik ba-lroorn. Ml
Ik-m in row on ho fc-4 4 gave
ti&ik-m mput of cyanld of
(.twiuM. Tk.B ft look th fourth
.!!. bl.tf. ea-J fc M'. "
rck4 IS room the far r l lb
T 4itrovt4 roehr tkoughl h
r of 1 la on tittle on aod
ir-i.l is r..(or iso fast rioll apera.
bit withoil mcco she lamed:lel J
ea.I. for kelp, ml rr. C. V. Blkaev
( frai-l City. Bt to too I'ttto horo.
.: U f 'r r dl he armed.
e rtaaaod for ir.
;tiff-aa Ufl nolo ddrd I a
i.l.r la felon saying that ryU'g
1 ono Bgalfial bins. "'I I!
:as4 ! arl for year. II la -t
..! ko hl B family trouble. aal
t'at bo!"a rr bad iaud hi
II :.t la t.rant l'ou(j from I nloo
.t rU 'I took a ran.- to partner-
(irar( Ttm, but ta
t.par.4 a f month ax and lljff-
man iM a rf of hi ow.
He H la I'ralrl Otr thi more
it inl feoacM a doaea of In cyanid
raoal.e. saying bo wtntfq v am
aiot.o. J thi Bn.tBOil of otrmlBa
t'oa to rommof taoro an Itffmaa
wall rto--ta4. IAro waa bo
LloniM of K pi" aru tha poiooo
Bar Bao4 .olo ofcool.
H tirnutn n.a ;.tiaMt n litM;rl.
from artlMl CB a :i( aratatt. BUI
;:wt tfta kt to to laalr
riMi,.a. A t'tti- af'.-r 3 o . kaa
r- Huffnnaa a . It tba kttch.a. ha
t-.a t to llfom asd
wk thair tia t'l M. Tka I'oron.r
a. nu'ifta'l k'it It a s.ril.4 tkal
u iri'i i'fl aa. it. M4'T
J t ifrma- a af'O tt I o'4-
vi'b aprar.nflr b Irwibf.. It w a
all knoara In t'n!o. ajharo ki. wlfa
a. Bianr viAri.a. Wt irtffmaa'a
rotnar. Tof..... .. - "kaata. I. BOW
4i)ln( a bm If I DUt I, ani waa
arm.rlj pra-itl of tka l"rario filjr
tii A tool. It. I. bow oa fcia war
rom rort:3l to in acaa or IB
STATE MAY BUY HORSES
rtlra alraala I ikrti to IWotnr
fTfirt)r of altooal f.oard.
rrtiaa't" B-.!i' k--r..K ajkfe-k; aro to
t-rnlr I l laor of
afrnl itmftt will Ioim war
.rwa If Ita a'ata la wll'in to bur
K.m. A ra. t fim ,l: jtanl ,
f! Wif. of tha rao iopl
itift. waa r4 kr t'oaftil yaatr
a.'.lnx tnat tka kor.aa k tr.J
... ta ISa tr4. wk.ro lfcr wml4
-r.t.a tka k.t of car. at tka i laraa-
Tk ntn-il s'rl'4 tkat tka a'ala la
M la h'ir ika trt ai.. a-rordiRtr.
at 15. r.fat to tko fit..
30XEY TO RUN FOR SENATE
nmnuxU of II I. tor W IJI Array
AtI,tTV. : I IJtraial
-J, on !. a. f r.l ton. rt. wk
rna"l canaral of tka Aimf of
Ml. p.4.-t4 hara toar that k
t:.J tka Mil iBatnr trow t'nia
Tatar Bail fca would fit aa aa n4a
nl.ni candi-lalo to 4fal falr
amarap. 4 fc pltf" lnrlai4 a
:n riMm for a rnatlaoa m.tkod
a In.-r. .a ifia Ntlon prapr.4n
Ceiar - h.tr la la wtpa ait all
ankara rra't al aa'hortao th
inml I anal ,n tka noBr 44.
MAYORALTY GOES BEGGING
oaraooolia. Tmr of IS. Ha ?f
On Willing I .Wei riar.
t i Mayor for foamcp,-
w ifk t"a annnal riia ai.-lloa cnlr II
ra 4i'a a-4 !"t r4 tk Ut 4T
' f lirva- ka caDlMtta hat appar4
14 c"a talk. f ptafl" for
a mafilr k la roamopolt.
iwa f l''" "PriIl!or two mit al
Kara. CnjK'Una ca4ijlc !
RAIN IS WEATHER
EDICT FOR TODAY
rno;oTicAToit MrKUs alt.
V, rn Ihrmal ami Ilrjnloe Thai
Wind and No llarrfcraoo I
hwrrping City Tbatk.Kll".
ru a for ThnhTlB!
Tat ! tit foraraJtar ran
promt. 4plt tha bop for roH. b'-u
klaa fal aproo la tha baarta of
tnaoy FortUnd folk yatrdBy wlta th
rlau4a tnomalrtty parl.d and di
ctoaad acatlr4 bu of bloa.
No! oaly hoa tha of final protTJOatl
tator aaaounrad rala. but b hk bunt
out Ik Btorm Blnkla a'lona ! eoaat
and Is looktac for a outhaatr that
i:i gradually cBC ! outhwBlr.
ho ix yoa ar go'rg out today, put "
your fuktr. baltoo your oral
la-ktly. at yoar nmbrolla and ;Io
asd ml!a aa4 ba thankful thai It l
rata Inaiaad of a stlr thaw, and ptalo
wiod tat4 of a hurrtcana.
BIG CONTRACT AWARDED
(arNborr Mill Timber toot pony
tirt t.raot lo Sell Lot.
To th Carlbrg Will kttd Timbar
Compaay baa k-o awardad lb
trart br tk GoromBt. through th
rortla4 offl'o of tko voraairy
..(. foe th al of :V.o t
limtxr ta OIn':c .Nailooal Tor-
Th rompaoy awarded th colrt
. . .ukatdiarv of Ih KrU-kaon Lft-
Ktn fompanr. ef aat!a. and th
i.m will b don br th laliar
rompBay at prlrg Th pHro of-
i . .
rra4 for ta iimoor - a -thouued
fat for T4 radar. l.l for
t .t.. ri .Bd It cbb for hamlock
a4 wklla fir. Of th total amount of
ttmbar. ;j.l.l fiat I !: fr-
it . r4 c4r. J.."
ad tba rarnalndar whit fir.
WOMEN TO GET MEDALS
Thrr-e merUana to He !eeorated by
I rerK-h fMrernmeal.
rARlS. No. :i Thr gold rnadala
of h Koralgr Offi-. btowad for
a'-ta-ef groat darotlon. ar on th way
to Amartra to b prraanlod by Ambaa
ador JuaafB4 lo tbr Amerlcaa
Thoaa rarlln th madala, on dlrar.
tloa of rr.tdl J'olnrar. ar: Vr.
W. K.-Vaa4rb t. for work In th
Am.rl.-BB amb'ao-a: Mr. Ilobort
Woorf HHaa. wtf of lha aocralary of
th AiwrVta Kmbaa.y la rarla. for br
orgaBlaallon for l rr of orphan,
and Mr. Harry Payna Whltary. for
founding a hoplll for tbo wounded
at Jutl-y. '
MEN DEMANDJHEIR BEER
njon Tradra t itlonlata to Itefaa
Work Wllhoal lrlnk.
UiSfON. No. It "No b"r brfor
dianar. no work bfor dmnar." la II
,rr of th LeoJon trad unionlat. who
aro errrling to raal.t th rrgula
aa ahort-nlrg lha hour during
wM k aatoon roay bo hr-t opan-
M..tin. oara b'ld In diff'rant pari
ef tha ctiy torlgM to prlaal agalnai
t tiaw rglal'on. and dlrgala
war appotot-d to attand a ronfrran-"
lo b b!d Saturday to d'ld what
a.lloa T tn!on wf.l tak lo dafaat
li rrguialloB to com Into rfl l
EARLY CONVENTION LIKELY
loaf Cltle Itld f"C nemorratkr Na
T.W TOBaT. N J famcwratlc
nl'mant. Ju-lging from raporta ra
r..4 br Ham r. M- t'omba. rhalr
ma of tha National fonmlllrt. farora
an early National contention. Mr M--tvmbe
aaid tMay thai frm what h
bad gat"rd from th member Ma
rommllta It w Ba likely 4hat tho con
t.nlton would bo bald ma tlro la
tka firal two week la Jub.
Ii id. for tko conraatlon bar baan
rorelted from chirgo. M. Loai. Ial
la and Kan rrtictKe.
CITY JOB BUREAU VOTED
lr. flaker'a Ordlnanc-o rrotldea
MrM Adhererar to Cltfl Krn tee.
Mating protlded for trtcl adharanc
to cltil arl. Commtaaloaar liaker
ye.terday got onanimou vote of
tka Coofwtl oa bl ordlnanco cr.ailng a
publK employmaat bureau to laka Ih
place of tba preeent mualrlpal tree am
ploymanl bureau. Tba m.eure paaaad
wllk aa mrgency making II eff.ctir.
Tb new bureau will hat two
director, en in cbarg of Ih women'
and girla dlvlaioa and tbo other In
charge of tha mn'B and " dltlalon.
PEACE RUMOR IS REVIVED
Von Haelow. Cardinal and Mlnl.trr
lo Icrre Confer.
ZnittCtl. "wtUarland. la IB4on.
No. II Rapott of a movement for
rar wr retired today by a con
ference bora of mnca ton Tualow.
i;ermaa Cbncellor. with th Cardinal
ArrbMahop on llartmann. of Coloan.
and Ir. o Muhlbrg. rruaatan Mm.
I.t.r to Ih ValU-an.
Tha coofrraar regarded a of
great Importanra bco tha tarilral
la oa bia way to Horn to atlnd th
forthcoming conclata of Ih Collrg
Present Methods Are
SUPERFICIALITY IS CHARGED
Valuable Time in Early Boy
hood Declared Wasted.
STANDARD HELD TOO LOW
i:t.Ir.ldrnl Would Conrrt I'nltrd
Mateo nureao of rUlocallon Into
National Cnlrn.lty for Pdb
llc Scltool Teaoher.
i.nruitTi-n V T Nov. II. Th
conter.lon of th Vnllrd Ptkte Bu
reau of tducatton Into a National unl
ter.liy for vnbMe chool leather w
Bdrocalad today by -Irrldent Tkft
In an addr beror m e"
Male Teacher' Aaaoctallon.
Mr. Taft crltlcld tha prrarnt ym
bring In many Inatance lnrffUInt ana
uperfl lot. and uge,ted that th Fed
eral C.orernment might, through a y-
tam of Inepectlon and crinnain.
tale In bringing anoui a n.
atandard. both In rriipcct to leachara
Trill of toealloo Praaear.
r.xplalnlng hi Bchem for co-opera-lion
of tb Federal and lal authorl-
tl-a. Mr. Taft ald:
r ii. Kurrai of K.duratton.
I ha .National tjovernmant mlrht help to
promot ulate education by offering
machinery to lha people of a munici
pality of rounly. or oi a iir-. r
which they might. If they cho.e, bar
tba school they Py for Inveallgated
aod th ralut or th mumhoo e..."
. . k v . aurver of officer of th
I'nltrd Slate Hureau of Kducatlon."
Natlooal I alrrralty kawBrated.
to hi. nUn for ma.klng the
rturrau of Kdnral'on a National uni
versity for teacher. Mr. Taft said:
-i .....fiirta and thorough taacher'
eiamlnatlona the Federal c.rtlflcat.
would acoulre a high vaiua tor tnair
holder, and th profeaalonal qualifi
cation for teaching would he. generally
A a proof of the defect of th
pre.ent ylm. Mr. Tafl referred lo
th report of th Carnrgie Foundation
for the advancement of teaching, which
.howed that th local school anperln
leodent of om alate cannot apell
or writ good F.ngliah.
tsalloa terlarr4 "e-rn-ll.
rtrfcrrlng to th crltl- lam. whth h
.aid wa widely and J-atlfia,bly made,
that American hool chillrn received
only a tiprflcll edu--Biton. Mr. Taft
Th rrlU-m that hear Irora
England of th l:hod acholara ought
in give ue antlcly aa to our ylm of
a. a a - eeeeeee..aeaeeeeeeeeeeeeae.etetitli.irrt'i'tie.eeeiteeeef
SOME THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR. I
7Hnrui THY HP LIVES O . Z N. f t
AM ISLAHO AHO HAS MOt?B o---,C0l5
J WAf?SHtfS AFLOAT THAN "T''$Fw' j& S
: f wmv im thankful v CIVr -"
: BECAUSE MEXICO if ML$S I
: hasn't taken lh&&J Z fef?
I --j ' V iiAr?' T-lK I XffLS THANKFUL THAX
: & y?f GOKHAS,SFriGALSE
iJjL-i M aho racos cossacks
J , s A y riO TARTARS ARE '
2 it vox loos " t-
J' SZ1?J OflTR lEy JLfOSA
a -a14t9 yyggr
OREGON EXHIBIT TO
BE BROUGHT HERE
BEST OF DISPLAY AT SAX FRAN
CISCO TO BE KEPT.
Cltamber of Commerce Provides
Spare and Will Divide Ex
penc With Mate.
Orrffon'a excellent exhibit at th
ranaraa-Paclflc Expoltlo". or at leaat
the beat part of It, Is to be lnta!led in
tho Commercial Club building of Port
land aa a permanent cUplay. Arrange
menta o thl effect have Jut been
completed by the Chamber of Commerce
and Governor Wllhycombe.
The Chamber of Commerce haa et
anid (iOO feet of nace on tha ground
floor of the Commercial Club building
to accommodate the diaplay. Thia- in
clude tha entire ground floor of the
building, excepting two office weal of
the Oik-street entrance. The main
entrance to the dlilay-room will be
on Fifth street.
The coat of maintaining the exhibit
will be borne by the state and the
Chamber of Commerce. An appropria
tion of 1 10.000 waa made at the last
Legislature for assembling and main
taining a permanent exhibit and In ad
dition the Mate (lame and Fish Com
mission and the Mate Bureau of Min
ing will bear a portion of the expense.
The best of the present display main
tained by th Chamber or Pommerct
will be retained, but the bulk of the
display will be from the Oregon build
ing at the Fair. . It will Include all of
the slate's leading products. Game and
live fish will be one of the features.
George K. Hardy, executive secretary
of the Chamber, launched the move
ment, which met with the approval of
KLAMATH EXHIBITS WIN
Of 1 1 Entries at Export Ion, Award
Are M ado to 1 3.
KLAMATIf"rAL.LS. Or.. Nov. 14.
(Special.) Klamath haa captured sev
eral Important prises at the exposition
for its vegetable displays. Henry
Janssen to.k .a medal of honor for
celery and gold medala were won by
Elmer Applegate. W. N. Davis. W. W.
Lewis. V. B. Morrison and Fred
Nltschelm took silver medala for car
rota and potatoes and a bronse medal
for onions. Honorable mention was
given Frank Armstrong and Henry
Newnham for their bean exhibits.
These constitute ' prises on II entries.
BULGARIA OBTAINS LOAN
(ierman Not lo Jenmnd Payment If
Aiplratlon Are Vnrcallzcd.
IXN'10N. Nov. H. A rtotterdam dis
patch to th Daily Mall said that a
Bulgarian loan has been concluded by
Berlin banks on terms fsvorable to
(inr provision Is that there shall be
no demand for repayment unless all the
mar aspirations of the Bulgarians ar
K-tac-ada lift Manual Training.
F!y the acceptance of th Estacada
ru hool budget at Monday night's
buJgct meeting the KMarada schools
will expend 1I.J.S0 during the 1915
14 i hoot year. Of thia sum $1200 will
be urd for Ihe Installation of a man
ual training department.
KuTopatkin to Com-
rnand, Berlin Hears.
POINT OF ATTACK A MYSTERY
Serbian Resistance Loses
Feature of Organization.
MEN FIGHTING AS UNITS
Von Mackcnscn to Permit Neutral
Corrcondenl!J to View Result of
Campaign That Has Over
BERLIN. Nov. 13. via London, Nov.
54. SpeclaL) It is Teported In Ber
lin that General Kuropatkin, com
mander of the Kusslan forces in the
Rukso-Japanese war, has been ap
pointed to comman 1 the Russian army
which is to attack Bulgaria, but It
Is not known where he will attack.
It is thought here that an advance
through Koumanla ! out of the ques
tion and landing a Russian army on
Bulgaria's Black Sea coast is believed
to be Impossible,
Serbia a KIkMIb; a I alia.
The increase in the number of pris
oners and guns captured daily in Ser
bia by the German forces ' indicates
the continued demoralisation of th
country's, defender. For several days
now no reports of any organized op
position to the invaders have been
received. This ia also true of the
fighting about the last of the impor
tant strongholds, such as Mitrovitza
Each Serbian unit encountered by the
invaders seems to be battling on Its
own responsibility and according to
Its own plan, without any definite
strategy except to resist wherever it
lavadcrs Discount Heavy Loss.
Though it is reported that the in
vaders have suffered heavy losses.
German authorities say that the casual,
ties have not been as great aa the ter
rible difficulties of the undertaking,
the desperate resistance of the Serbians
and the relentless speed of the Inva
sion would Indicate.
The first of the neutral correspond
ents are to leave tonight to follow
Field Marshal von Mackensen's army to
see what has been accomplished. It
will not be easy, however, to present
an adequate picture of the work of a
six weeks campaign, which has cleared
the Serbians out of a territory more
than twice as large as Belgium under
the worst possible weather and road
conditions. The overwhelming aixe of
the invading force made resistance
MAYOR GILL LEARNS
TO DANCE AT LAST
BEMOANING OP MISSED 1CX
BRINGS FRIENDS TO AID.
Party Invades Seattle's Executive's
Home and Rules Until Official
SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov. 24. (Special.)
Mayor Hiram Gill recently was heard
to remark that he guessed he had
missed lots of fun by not learning to
dance. Someone, who overheard the
remark, had an inspiration, and before
the 14 couples who descended on his
home last night with music and re
freshments departed he had qualified
for a diploma in tho terpsichorean art.
Report has it that the Mayor was
instructed by the maids and matrons
present in all of the varieties of the
art, from the ancient interpretations,
through the mediaeval, modern' and
even to the ultra-modern steps.
The party was a complete surprise to
Mr. and Mrs. Gill and the visitors took
charge of the ho.-e on their arrival.
Two rooms were cleared, the music was
started and the dance was on.
Dancing was followed by refresh
ments. ESTATE SUIT IS FILED
Plaintiff Alleges He Didn't Receive
Clieck That Was Cashed.
SALEM, Or.. Nov. 24. (Special.)
Alleging that he has never received
1847. his share In the estate of Amanda
A. Wheeler, who died in Salem in '91 1.
and that a check for the amount is
sued In his favor, was cashed by an
other party, Roy Pugh today instituted
mandamus proceedings against County
Clerk Gehlar and Treasurer Drager to
collect the money.
The records snow that when Wiley
A. Moorea, executor of the estate, could
not locate Pugh in 1912, he turned
over Pugh's share io the county clerk
on the Court's order, and that later
the county treasurer sent a check for
the amount to Pugh. who was reported
in Walla Walla. Wash. The check was
cashed by some one signing Pugh's
name. Hearing on the application for
a writ of mandamus is net for Decem
ber 6 before Judge Galloway.
$784,500 TRANSFER MADE
Washington - Oregon CorMration"o
Properties Involved by Deed.
VANCOUVER. Wh.. Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) Two revenue stamps for 1100
and one for D00 were attached to a
deed filed for record in the office of
the County Recorder here today. The
deed transferred the various properties
of the Washington-Oregon Corporation
to the North Coast Tower Company,
which recently purchased it through
the receiver. The war stamps indicate
that the purchase price was 1784,500.
It required 54 pages of typewritten
matter to describe the property and
the filing fee was 130.15.
WIFE OF CHINESE SLAIN
Woman, Slashed to Ribbons, Found
W ith Stiletto in Her Heart.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 24. The body
of Chin Yew Moy, wife of a well-to-do
Chinese merchant, was found tonight
in a room in the Chinese quarter,
slashed to ribbons and with a 12-inch
stiletto thrust through it-
The body was found by residents of
the quarter, who. attracted by the
woman's screams, rushed into tho
house. As they entered a Chinese
rushed out of the place and disap
peared. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YETSRDA Y'F Maximum temperature, 40
degrees; minimum, 3ft degreea.
TODAY'S Rain, aoutherly winds.
Run-lam preparing invasion of Bulgaria.
Brltlrh recrultln director denounoea mem
bers of Houie of Lords. 1'age
eoldlin menacs border town of Nogales.
Captain Boy-en" name twire mentioned In
plot teeatlmony. rage 3.
ExPreaMent Taft urge Federal aid of edu
cation. Page 1.
Little girl driven by gotrip to kill herself.
Multnomah expects victory over Oregon to
day. Page 1".
Tha Dalle objects to Salem'! and Columbla'n
claims of ttate champlonnhlp. Fg 1"
Pacific Coaat fani have six big footbr.ll
gamea on today's programme. Tage It).
Football aeason In East virtually to close to
day. Page 10.
Beavers sign Indian pif-her. Page 1J.
Another 40-mll gal la sweeping over Bar
.I . -...
Old question of who l (t:e Highway En
gineer la revived. Page 5.
Cripples said to have been uscJ to loot
: ... i rir.rl I 'a trt
industrial "r,ul . . --
County rancher poisons his inree
...ht... mnA htm-lf. Page 1.
Mayor GKI learns to dance. 1'age 1.
Man arrested at Tacoma believed to b grain
swindler wanted lit Portland. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Record prices for beans in Pacific Coajt
Vrh.it aeak at Chicago on reselling by for-
Funstantlal advances In mot of Wall-street
stocK list. i-as-c
Coast Geodetic Survey official points out
need of more iunoa. j age it.
Portland and VieinitT.
Supplies for ample Thanksgiving dinner are
gifts lo nomea vi.-i v . -i
fnlon Pacific extrnrion to Tacoma is likely.
ra a II!
Council regulates sa'arj -lopping ax. Page 7.
. . . , !. 1
Weather rep-irt, cm ana
Bova' and Oris' Aid Society remembered
with suppll'S. 1'age 11.
Fifty to ed today Page 18.
Real Thnnksgivlng rplrlt is clty-ide.
Oregon exhibit at San Francisco to be
brought to Portland. Page 1.
Aid pours In for relief of needy. Page 11.
Trouble at Nogales,
OFFICERS DRUNK AND UGLY
American Soldiers Hurriedly
Take Up Positions.
GOVERNOR LOSES CONTROL
Enforcement of Food Embargo and
Advance of Obrcgon's Men
Through Cnited States Causes
Bad Blood in Sonora.
NOGALES. Ariz.. Nov. 24. United
States troops, with an ambulance in
attendance, are being hurriedly rushed
into position along the international
boundary bisecting this place from the
Mexican town in Sonora of the same
Acting Governor Carlos Randall in
formed an Associated Press representa
tive that several Villa officers in
Nogales are drunk and beyond his con
trol. Troopers Clear Streets.
Other detachments of United States
troopers are clearing the streets on the
Arizona side and are barring the'
progress of all persons across the line
in either direction. All saloons were
hurriedly closed on the Sonora side,
and the Americans who were in them
were ordered out at the point of guns.
Mounted Villa soldiers are reported
to have hurled insults across the line,
at the American soldiers, daring thcin
Kood I'.mbarco Cause Feeling.
The action of the Villa cavalrymen
was coupled with a drunken demonstra
tion, occurring at 5:30 o'clock, said to
have, been the outgrowth of the re
ported withholding of foodstuffs from
entry into Mexico by United States
customs officials early today.
A report was circulated that the
forces of General Alvaro Obregon
were' being allowed to advance on
Nogales, Sonora. along the American
side. This served to increase the tem
per of the Villa officials and sym
pathizers. Several of the latter are
said to have eluded the United States
troops by making wide detours across
the line to this side.
Measorrs Taken Agalnnt Loo, lng.
It was explained that the patrols
were being placed and the guards
throughout the city on this line in
creased as a precaution against tho
Passes countersigned by Acting Gov
ernor Randall were repudiated on th
Sonora side by the Villa officers. In
at least one instance one of these
passes was torn and the piecer
scattered by a Villa officer, who ex
pressed his opinion of the Acting Gov
ernor with oaths.
The activity of the. United States
troops in throwing a barrier to all
traffic across the international boun
dary, was believed to have been en
hanced by the circulation of a report
that General Alvaro Obregon'a forces
were approaching Nosrules. Sonora. at
a rapid pace, driving the forces of the
Villa leader, General Rodriguez, before
Battle In Sonora Imminent.
That a battle was imminent between
the Rodriguez forces, reinforced by the
Villa troops in Nogales. Sonora, and the
troops under the Carranza commander
was the belief expressed tonight on
The prediction was made that the
clash would not be delayed long and
might occur tomorrow morning. No
definite, information was obtainable,
however, of the proximity of General
Obregon's forces to the Sonora town
VILLA ATTACKS HERMOS1LLO
Sanguinary Battle in Outskirts of
City Reported by Wireless.
DOUGLAS. Nov. 24. The forces of
General Francisco Villa, reported re
pulsed recently after a bombardment of
Hermosillo. capital of Sonora, have re
sumed the attack on the city and en
gaged in bloody battle in its suburbs
the forces of General Dieguez. the Car
ranza defender. Wireless reports of
the attack, dated yesterday, were re
ceived by General Obregon, commander-in-chief,
today. The outcome of
the engagement was unknown here.
A readjustment of the campaign of
General Obregon in Northern Sonora
was intimated tonight, when it waa
learned tho Carranza chief had estab
lished headouarters at Santa Cruz and
ordered reinforcements there.
The whereabouts of the forces ot
General Jose Rodriguez, wtio eluded
Obregon in the attack on Cananea, is
still a mystery, but reports have been
received of Villa detachments at dif
ferent places in the north. General
Calles. reporting from Santa Cruz to
day, said a force of Villa cavalry en
countered in, that vicinity hadabeen put
to flight. Reports of other Villa troovs
near Agua de. Hondo. 12 miles souin
of Nacobari. resulted in the cancelling
of trains running south of Agua Prieta.
Three troop trains of Carranza rein
forcements from Piedras Negras passoU
through Douglas today en route to