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Ifnlii Tonluiif aikI Hnttmhty,
Mitt. ilH, .Min. '-'((..I, Vrc. .VI
fort ixM T. .r
I 'Hill hi. V fllli AT
MEIlTOItP OHKOON, l-'KIIIW. MAIH'II 21. mm
Carranza Commander States That
Bandit Was Defeated by Americans
and Mexicans With Loss of Sev
eral Men and a Hundred Horses
Battle Impending at El Oso.
SAX ANTONIO, Tex., Murcli 24.
Uenernl I'orahiiig report cd to General
Funston today tluit two columns- of
tho American expeditionary force
wore in the vicinity of. Xtimiipiipu,
wlieic lie said Villa was Inst repott
ed. No mention of otlior operations
wan mntle. This report, .dated today,
was tin' first in which flonoml I'or-
shing hiul referred to movements
south of t'nsns (Jraiides since Mon
day. lie Hiiiil ho had established a loiu
porary base at Vallo, to mile south
of Ousus Ornndoi, on the way to
Nnmi(iiipa. Several dust storms had
made impossible tint use of nero
planes, his ropoit nid.
Ocnerul l'vi-shliig added Hint un
less permission poulil be seemed to
use Hie Northwestern niilroad for
the movement of Mipplios. additional
motor (rucks would he reipiircd.
Italtlc Is llcN)ileil.
HI, PASO, Tex.. .March 'Jl. No
word had conic to militarv headquar
ters early today to throw a lit;ht of
confirmation on a icpoit that the
I'uitcd States troops and the Cur
.runr.ii a nay had surrounded Villa and
his mun and a battle was imminent.
The report wa received by .Mexican
Consul Andres Garcia.
Tho Villa outlnws-woro ttaid to ho
hemmed in at VA Om about five miles
Houth of Namiipiipa, whither Villa
hud fled after a conflict witli the
ruimnr.istas at Simla' Gertrude.
Villa, according to n di-patcli from
(Icneral Uertniii. CiitrunxK comma n
dcr in tho Held of oMratioun, mnde u
stand in the Santa Clara canvou newr
Santii Gertrudes but was driven out
with a loss of several men killed and
100 horses captured.
Villa's Horses Captured,
The los- of tho horse was a hard
blow to Villa, it wan said, as lie de
pends on (he high ipmlity of tho
mounts of his men to execute rapid
moves from place to plneo and
thereby throw off his pursuer. In
all of Villa' raids ho has seised
seoics of horses, ami these have been
corralled in arioli sections of the
Chihuahua district. o that as the
Villastas dash from one section to
another they cmt supply themselves
with fresh mounts held in ivserve for
Information regarding the impend
ing battle at Kl Oso was oxpw-tuntly
awaited today by Consul Garvin and
General fSnvir at .Inure. Itriaudicr
(ieiicral liell at Fort Itliss wu with
out information regarding General
Pershing's forces, whose strategic
moves in (he Chihuahua district hew
been cloaked in strict silen-e. Fuv
sexeral days General IVr-hing hu
lnydo no reiMirt to his superior re-
itaidiiiK his movements. AppMicutly
he i making his own plans of twin-
imittji and exooiitiug theii without re
porting any move to Major General
Fiiiiston and the war department.
I'lu I'nniilng Itcglos.
The Kl Oo district, whero field
ing is rciHiitcd, is- consideiod by
Americans of long re-ideneo in Mex
ico to be the finest Mature mid farm
ing country. It u noted especially
for its fine iiotutoes, but it also nro-
duce the bet quality of wheat and
corn and a neutral grass that grows
kueo high in the meadows. Although
tho lurms June suffered miioh from
rnjds, the peon still persist in their
labor, uiul Villu is sjjre of fowl and
lictock there a well as pasture and
(Continued on page fire.)
HKKI.IN. March 21 Dr Kail
Heirferlcu, secretary of the' laiyeriai
treasury, told Ote reichstat t4ay
that the fourth German .war loan bad
been a brilliant success, the suli-
si l!illotl liwil rf-Hi lied .noir II..IU
1" ii" "i' ,""u iijijrka,
1 GERMAN LOAN"
I BRILLIANT SUCCESS
Senator Asliurst Receives Telcnram
From Douglas Declaring Situation
Critical American Consuls and
General Calles Deny Reports of
Troop Movements or of Danger.
WASHINGTON, March 24. A tele
gram from 1). A. IllchardBon, Dour
Ins, Ariz., to Sonntor Ashurst, snylng
Mexican trooim were massing across
tho line from Douglas, pointing out
Hint the Columbus massacre could
easily bo ropoatod In tho Arizona
front mid asking Hint help bo glvon
beforo It was too Into, was given out
here today by Senator Ashurxt.
Souator AHliumt wild he knew IHch
arddou nml reKmdad his Information
"1 am rIvIhr tills tologinm tor
publlcutlon." imtd Senator Asliurst,
"and will not oven unbuilt It to tho
ionnto becniiRO It would be uielotui. I
am tired of trying to get anything
HIcharilMon's telegram follewn:
"Moxlcun genoral hnH 10 plecos of
artillery mid, 8000 cavalry Htntlonod
ten blocka from center of DourIiir.
Seven tlioiiHnnd cavalry x iuIIcm
uiIIoh Houth of Douglns. Wo have
only 1800 Infuntry, 800 cu.'alry and
I plecoa of artillery. Our troop
stationed two nillott enit of nouglnn.
Am reliably lnforinod Hint It would
take one hour for our troops to roach
DourIiih to cnue of night attack. Our
army forbidden by administration
frol ;.:aier -
ontaiiKlenieuts. We have no on
tronchments. Mnxlcsii troops could
easily ropeat Columbus massacre In
Douglas on much larger scale and
return to Mexico with similar loss.
All of theso statements can be veri
fied by our army offtcors hero, llolp
us If you eau before It la too Into.'
Conflicting reports of the massing
of Cnrrnnza troops on tho border
roachod here .today. Amorlcan con
suls In northern Moxlro, under or
dors' of tho state department to In
vostlgnto tho troop inovenients ro
portod that they found no massing oi
troops near Ague I'rlota.
noi'GI.AS. Ariz.. March 21. Gen
oral I'. 1511ns Calles, military gover
nor of Sonora, today again denlud ro
ll 6" its that a large uumbor of Amorl
can troops hnvo roachod Agua I'rlota,
opposite hero, from tho south.
Tho message did not reveal an In.
rrcasod uumbor of troops Ui Aguu
No Troops at Douglas,
Several Hrsns who visited Agua
I'rielu suid they did not believe the
Mexican troou there numbered more
than 11)0. Fnm 500 to 1U00 triHqta,
cummnnded by General Calles, are lo
ci ted at Cabulloiiu, eighteen miles
outlt. From 12000 to 1000 Mexicuu
Iroop., according tu Mexiean offic
ials, have boen sent to easteru Sail
or Ij guarl the Cbibuahua-Suuora
In Doucliit are sufficient 1'iiit'tl
States troop to i-ope with auy situa
tion that rMSssilily cmt arise, ureord
iir to uruiy tifficials. At the inter
national boundary are three regiment,
of nit au try, the first cavalry bngade
aud ouo battery of artillery.
Trenches filled in with soft earth,
iwrallcl the holder uad could be oc
cupied by American troo in less
than one hour if necessary. Officers
say soldiers could be in control of
Douglas within thirty Miuutes after
any imminent trouble was retorted.
No eiitreuekweuts liae been dug
or eutuugtejneHls elected by the Mex
ican troop-, in Agua l'netu. The sol
diers at Cubullona dug u )all rSVnch
around their i-.nupa week u,o.
SUNK BY TORPEDOES
I.o.MiOX, Msnli : nother
Danish slesuisblp has been sunk
the IbrUtUnssund. C HIT tons. Her
entire crew of 22 was saved.
The British kteanmhti Fulmar,
i - '9 'ofi. ai-o n.ih i.eeu muh
l-iohter-n oi uet ciew wire re.Ud,l
'"'i1 J19c OlJe llfiln, l"lll)0(l " tho night ropoatod attacks
vail rqx ,r)0(' HeaVV lllbbedV1 of M-Iobtndt railway,
haU Yoi fiOi' Vh'oveii nn "Uom"t ,0 nUM ,u ,,y 8ur"
Bcrlaln Claims Two More Trenches
at Haucourt Occupied Russians
Continue Vicious Assaults on the
Northern Sector Artillery Duels
Increase in Intensity.
IIKHMN, March 2 1, via London.
Further nuctostios have been won
by tho fiormnns In tho vicinity of
Haucourt, northwest of Verdun, nnny
hoadquurtara announced today two
additional trenches having boon oo
copied. On tho llusslnn front tho vlcloun
attacks on tho Gorman linos In tho
northern sector hnvo boon continued,
both nortbwoflt and south of Dvlusk.
All tho namiultH hnvo biokea down,
The text of tho stntoniout follews:
"Tho vloleneo of tlio artillery iluols
lucroiisod considerably at times In
tho Champngno, on tho .Somtne-I'y-Sounlu
high rond, nml In tho Argonno
and In the Meueo district as far no
"following up our successes of
Wednesday wo occttplod another cou
ple of trenches west of Haucourt. On
this occasion tho number of prison
ers Increased to .12 officers and 87'J
"KiiRloru theater: Whllo during
the day tho Hiisstnns collected tholr
foreos only for a stroiiR advanco
against tho hrldgnhond at Jacobstadt,
jst of niiHchbof, they undortook
cd theuiHolvos In uninterrupted flcrco
storm attacks agnlnst our front north
of WIdsy. All their attacks broke
down with heavy losses In men."
1'AltlR. March SI. There has
been no obauHe In the situation
around Verdun since yesterday, ac
cording to the war office announce
ment this afternoon. West of the
Mouio the ulEbt was onlni. Kant of
the river thore were Intermittent
Tho text of the statement follews:
"In the Araonne our batteries last
night cannonaded with oiinrgy the
enemy positions In the wood of Mal
ancourt. Xoar Hill No. 2S5 wo caused
the explosion of a mine and occu
pied the resulting crator.
"Wont of the Mouse the iiIkIU
passed (juletly. Kait of tho river
thern whs Intermittent bombarding
In the vicinity of Douaumout and
"In the Woevro there kuvo been
outbursts of artillery Hte In the sec
tors of Moulalnvllle and Kparaes,
both sides taklus part.
"Tboro has been no other develop,
meat or Importance on the rest of
WA8HINOTON, Manh 24. -Senator
Clark, at the direction of the
house, today named a committee of
five to Investigate and report on ox
I uralup from the Congressional Itec
a speech on Texas politics Inserted
under the loavo to print privilege
by Itepreseutatlve Davis. Itepreson
tatlves complained that the speeeti
was ludeveut. vituperative and li
belous In any publication but the
IN SUGAR TARIFF
WASH1NOTOX. March 2t Se
rious eonslderstlon was given by tho
senate finance commutes today to a
proposal not only to repeal the free
sugar clause of the tariff, but to In
crease the present tariff by half a
cent a pound and levy a production
tax or one cent a tound on all sugsr
'ii'ii'i'fd n iip I nKcii .-i,it'n to
raug t?uert,rij ) rev t pie,
WHERE PERSHING IS
6 vv fr
x-" i s.tnDorim Ochoa c
r!nt-nll,l JAV. y.Snntn ftfi
r r Tfrsanpcdr9Jc.
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"a: - I "n3i?rj" iW"ir-
Map of iKiitlon of Noitbciii Mexico, scene of Aiucrlran put'Milll of
Mexican kiudit. Niiuibiilpa is Just iiImiw tbo tetter "('" In ('lilliiiabua,
iicai center of intiis 1SU liulics fnini liolloiu.
10 GIVING POISON
NKW VOUK, Mareh 2I.-Uistriet
Attorney Swann auuouaced lit to
duy that Dr. Arthur Wait, accused
of the murder of hit J'atker iu law.
Johu 1'i. J'eek, had i:oiifeascl that ho
bad nurehusad a uumiiUsv of nuison
aud given it to I'ek in ft small pack-
age. Watte denied, however, having;
himself administered the drug or of
blowing that I'etk look it.
The district at tome v, udded that
W'aite suid he had bouuhl the noisun
ut I'eck's request because the aged
millionaire wiihcd to uommit suicide.
District Attorney Swnun snid the
Iruguist's reeord showed that Wuite
had mtrchasod euuah ihusuh to kill
eerul men. Ur. U'sito, in deuyinjf
to Assistaiit District Attornev Itrolh-
ers the eharge of si-oniug his father
in law, said h bud never in his life
put e based the kind of mjiu said to
have en used the deuth of I'eek. When
tnfonueU of the druuaist's reeord ho
"Vacant suddenly irluio and refused
to talk," Druthers reported.
The district attorney also examined
Mis Catherine pork, (lie aged sister
of the drag uiutiulnturer. He an
Howwad he had learned from her that
she gad given $-10,000 to Waits to in
vest in mortgage bonds, hut iusteail
of doing so he had us4 $30,000 iu a
speculative account with Wail street
brokers, und sent 10,000 to his
MINISTER VAN DYKE
RETURNS TO HOLLAND
THE HAOL'K, Xfarch 24. via .us-
don.-Dr. lleurr Van LJvke. An,.ri.
eau mmuier to Ho .Nctio-ti.i.xt-. .it-'
rived here last evening after -pendiagj
a linet acatioli in Hie I'm ted Male.
I ! .i- h i.i-cii-'i un the -it.imt-ri
liof'-uUui. ' 1
IN PURSUIT OF
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1 NEED 10 CALL
: 001 MILITIA FOR
WASlIINdTON. March 21. The
question of calling the National
Guard for border duty to release
regulars for service iu Mexico was
(tisetHNMd at today's cabinet meeting,
but it was decided there was no pros
pect of such action at this time.
The cabinet was told there was
seiillmeat in congress to protest tho
constantly lengthening line of com
munications of the American puni
tive expedition by sending more reg
ulars Into Mexico and placing guardn
meu along the border.
Major-Ueiieral Kunston, howevor,
had not askod for additional troops,
it was said today, aud wsr depart
ment orriclals did not believe mobi
lisation of state troops was now
ueeessary. After the cabinet meet
ing official showed they feared a
mobilisation of guardsmen would
have a dlsejuletlHg effect In Mexlso.
The expressed confidence that Amer
ican troops In Mexico were u uo
danger. Should large bodies gf Car
ranza trooits go over to Villa, how
ever, the tjiiestloa of calling out the
Kuurd will be considered.
HACKAMKNTO. Man li 2 1 --Til-lie
Alcartrs, a Holstela-Kresien cow
owued by A. V .Mori Is and Hons cor
iteration at Woodland Yolo county,
already holder of the one year
world's record for milk, production,
last night completed a test which
gave her tho worlds record for two
ear' production Her figure for the
two edr is t",2;& pounds,
U WON SEEKS ANTARCTIC SEA
4 WTHDRAWAL SAFELY CROSSED
Immigration Dill Defeated by Con
gress Uricle Joe Declares Names
of Two-Thirds of House Come
From Immigrants Roosevelt Not
on List of First Families of U. S.
WASHINGTON, March 81. A
lively dobato occurred today over tho
literary test, which was supported by
tbono who polntetl to the possibility
of vast Immlttrotlou aftor tho Euro
pean war and opposed by formor
Speaker Cannon, who ridiculed It.
Armed with a leliHiin report of
1790 ho nrgued that tho namos of
two-thirds of the members of tbo
Iiouhc were not found ninons tbono
then recorded In the United States
aud that tho names of many men
foiomost in national life nliowod by
their absence In tho list that their
forefathers bad boon immigrants.
"Xo ItomeveUs lUtlicr.
"There wero no McKonnaH, Pit
neys nor Voudovanters," bn ald,
"nor no McAdoos, llurlosons or
HouHluna to sit about tho rablnot
table. I can find amoiiK the first
fnmllles of that time uo AKumdr., Kdl
ou or WostiiiRhouso, no CarncRle,
Harrlmnn, Havomoyor, no Astor, Uol
munt or I.orlllard, no 1'iinMon or
1'orHliliiK, no Wattornon or l'tilltzcr
tio Uompers or Morrlxon and Hilly
"Another nume not on tho list In
Hint of HoohovoH."
The Iiouho cut looxo with an up
roar of iipplauRe that continued un
til Mr. Cannon rose and bowed.
Tbo Asiatic provisions wero ex
plained by Itoproxontatlvo Huyes, of
California. Ho said they wero ao
ceptablo to tho secretary of state and
to tbo Japanese Kovornment. ' Ho
said be saw nothing In tbo bill that
was offensive to Japan or any othor
"Wo have tho authority of tho sec
retary of state, wlilob we had bnforn
Hie provisions wero Incorporated Into
the bill, that there was uo objection
to them," said Mr. Hayes.
"Tho committee was unanimous Iu
that it was not doslrablo to put In thu
bill auythiiiK offensive to Japan."
"All that tbo peoplo of California
aud the Pacific const want," ho said,
"Is to protect themselvos against tho
labor menace of the Japauoso and
Wlatlc labor generally."
(in l'ai'lflc C.m.t.
Mr. Hayes said I'aeiflc coast peo
ple did not want to see another race
'We nro willing, entirely willing,"
be explained, "that the student, tho
traveler, the soieiitlsts and business
men from the orient shall come Into
this country, but we on the i'aeiflc
coast do not want to be submerged
by an overwhelming Influx of labor
from the ortout, overwhelming us as
they have the Hawaiian Islands. This
Is the reason for our Insistence on
Mr. 71 ay os aaid that Pacific eoast
folk are grateful to the Japnnose
government for maintaining tho gen
tleman's agreement "preventing the
laborer of Japan from overwhelming
us on the coast." Ttf$ bill, Mr.
Hayes added, was not aimed at any
particular element of the Caucasian
rsce, nor at any religion and was
only aimed iu Its large operations at
one largo elass of people, "those ho
are Ignorant and stupid, that's all"
Representative Johnson, of Wash
ington, urged the need of Hindu ex-t-luslon.
Representative ICaliu, of
California, told the house that the
literacy teat was io test or character.
"Strike the tost from this bill."
he salt, "aud 1 apprehend almost
every member of tho house will vote
for It. Do we find Illiteracy In this
country? Of aourse wo do. Let us
sweep our own doorsteps before we
talk about lllltciscy tu other parts
of the globe."
ALLIES REFUSE 10
WAMIIIMiTON, MareU ai.--The
entente allies, replying Individually
to Secretary Lansing's suggestion for
the disarmament of all merchant
liiu, bsve iu etfect declined the pro
posal, j .
B HA K N
i 1 ,
Explorer and Party Marooned tor An
other Year on Ross Sea, Through
Loss of Steamer, Leaving Ten Mch
Ashore No Ship to Meet Explorer
on Return to Base of Supplies.
SinXBV, N. S. W., March 21.
Lieutenant Blr Hrnest H. Shacklcloa
has returned from his Antnrttc expe
dition. News of tho nchlovomouts of
tbo expedition is withheld for tho
LONDON, March 2i.A dispatch
from Sydney says that tho steamship
Aurora, of Lieutenant Shaokleton's
expedition, has broken from hor
moorlnKH nt tho itoss sen base, leav
ing most of tho party nntioro and
unablo to embark. Accordlnu to
those adylcoH Lloutetinnt Sbackloton
and hlsompanlous will bo compelled
to remain another year boforo it will
be pnsslblo to rescue them.
No Ship to Meet lllut.
Koutor'n Telegram company mates
that a wireless dispatch has been ro
eelved iiunouncliiK that tho Aurora
linn gone adrift In the Antartlc sea,
having broken from her inooriugH in
ltoss sea whllo n party of ten men
was on shore. This party consisted
of Llotitennnt Aeneas Macintosh and
nlno members of bin staff. Thoto
ton nro thus left on shore.
Tho conscquonco Is that It Lieu
tenant Shacklcton- has got through
aud crossed tho Antartlc continent
there Is no ship to moot him and tho
whole, party wHunvo t remain, on
tho shore of Hons Hcafor another
Crossed I ho Antartlc.
The dispatch rocolvod In Loudon
from Sydney indicates that tho point
at which Lloutonant Shaekloton ban
arrlvod. which was not brought out
In the first announcement of bin ro
turn, was at tbo Iloss aca baso.
Thero tbo party was to havo em
barked on tbo Aurora to return to
Now Zoulund, whence tho Aurora sot
ltoss son, named for tho Knitllsh
oxploror, John Iloss, who dlbcovorotl
It In IS 12. In between latitude 70 and
80, and It within tho Autartlo cir
cle. The Shaekloton huso probably
Is between 1500 aud 2000 nil leu from
if Lieutenant Shaekloton ban
reached this base ho has crossed tho
Autartlo region to a point which Ib
perhaps S00 or 1000 mllos beyond
the south polo.
I'm-poM) of Uxplonitlnu.
Tbo adventure of Lieutenant Hit
Urnoat Suackluton, bonding tho llrlt-
Ish trans-Autnrtlr expedition, hud a
three-fold purpose, to uavlguta Ant
artlc on a meridian; to seeuro for
the British flag the honor of being
the first national emblem thus to bu
taken front sea to tea aoross this
south polar realm and to conduct
scientific work relating, among othor
phases, to msteorologr. geography,
geology and geodetic survey.
The expedition left Knglatid lu
two sections about six weeks aftor
the ICuropoan war began, but It wai
not until early In January. IttlB, aft
er delay due to unfavorable ico condi
tions, that the party headed by Sir
ICrnest set off ou a 1700-mllo voyugo
from South Georgia, an uninhabited
Island In the south Atlantic ocean,
about sao uriles duo east of Cupo
Horn, for ltoss sea, on tho othor sldo
of the south pole. ,
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10 LEASE WIRELESS
SAN FKAXUrUO. March Jl.
The I mt.'d Stutci govgrnuient hud
ft.kctl upon what terms the Feduiul
Telegraph ctpHiu.v would louse iN
bigb-jHiwer I'uulsen wireless station
ut Ki 1'nui, it wai I ou mod hero today.
OflH-mls of the FeJetul Tcb-vrrnpli
Co. admitted that uverti'i. In., been
luadv. but would not uv win ilu r Uiu
siujgction had coii.o fioiu the ur or
i;,iw lciurtnients. It was stud that
the luiest offer i a reuowul of for
Negotiatitinx lor VouUon field out
,t'ita were aJo sjd la bfi Wider, wft
gssiJai,'sis3i. --, L. i-.