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Troops Finishing Defensive
. Works to Meet Any Move .
I of Carranzistas
CARRANZA FORCES AIDED
IN ATTACK ON AMERICANS
Two American Soldiers Killed,
Six Wounded, Mexican
PERSHING TO VIEW BODY
Snn Antonio, Texas, April 17.
Gonerul John J. Pershing has
left Cusihuirachic with ft caval
ry detachment to view the body
exhumed by Carlos Carranza,
and said to he the corpse of
Francisco Villa, it was learned
at army headquarters today. He
should be able to give General
Funston positive advices within
a few hours, unless the remains
are in such a condition that they
cannot be identified.
San Antonio, Texas. April 17. Lack
ing official confirmation of Francisco
Villa's reported death," General Funs
ten today ordered General Pershing to
rush a detachment to the mountains
west of l'nrral where the bandit chief
was said to have taken refuge.
Other troops were nastily fini.-bing
defensive works at Santa Cruz, to meet
any Carrnnzista move from Parral.
Alajor Howze was said to have re
ported Villa in the mountains follow
ing the clash in which the American
soldier Kirby was killed and two
wounded. Howze was making a detour
around Lnborja when he encountered
the Villistns. A sharp clash resulted.
The Yillistas casualties were not stated.
Shortly afterward ITowze's detach
ment of the Tenth cavalry entered Snn
ta Cru. where the Americans retreated
after Ktiving been trapped at Parral,
and aided them in repulsing a Carrnn
The official report of Major Tomp
kins who commanded Americans at the
Parral fighting, said he marched will
a small force quite openly to Tarral
and was conferring with constitution
alist leaders with regard to a camping
plnce when a mob of soldiers and civil
ians attacked his troops. The Ameri
cans fell back and took refuge behind
a railroad embankment.
This position, said Tompkins was
shortly flanked by 300 Carranzistas and
the Americans were obliged to continue
their retrent eight miles to Santa Cruz,
conducting a rearguard action all the
way. In their retreat, Tompkins said,
he believed they killed more than
.Mexicans. Two Americans we're killed
and six wounded, said Tompkins. The
wounded included Tompkins himself,
who was only slightly hurt.
'"leneral Funston wired officers at
Douglas to look up Dr. Wickman. whom
A'illa made prisoner for a month la.it
fall, (so that Wickman could treat him
"for n blood disease) and have him at
tempt to identify the body.
Funston is seeking others intimate
with Villa. It was indicated that Funs
ton hail faith in the reports of Villa's
death. Funston pointed out that the lo
cution of American troops under Ma
jor How.e was at La Borju near the
wene where it is stated the corpse wt.j
e'.humed, Howze did not state' when
Th ' feller that's pleased with rver'
thing either don't cut any o-e or he's
got sometliin' up his sleeve. It's (that
kid ents between meals that keeps
Uai from utarviu' t' death.
BIO LUMBER DEA1
San Francisco, April 17. A
v $:t,")00,OI)0 lumber deal is com
9 pleted hers today. The L. E.
i. White Lumber Co., of Men
loeino had been purchased by
V C. A. Goodyear and .lames 1).
Laeey interests of Chicago and
James A. Mackenzie of Sin
Francisco. The property is lo
cated at Greenwood and Paint
Arena. It is one of the oldest
operating redwood plants iu the
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JUDGE VAN FLEET
Western Pacific Railroad
Troubles Far From Being
Pan Francisco, April) 17. An order
directing Federal Judge Van Fleet to
show cause before the appellate court
on May C why he should not be compell
ed to certify to that court the attulavit
j of Lyman Rhodes, vice-president of the
I Kquitable Trust company, trustee under
j the first mortgage bond issue of the
defunct Western Pacific railroads was
obtained today from the United States
circuit court of appeals by Jared How,
attorney for the trust company.
This action, it is held, practically
amounts to a mandamus proceeding i
against the presiding judge in the war
between the 'factions of the railroad
i 1 i.m '
How obtained the order following a
.conference between representatives of
minority and majority bondholders in,
which nu unsuccessful attempt was
! made to arrive at an agreeable com
promise price for the sale of the rail-
road proper properties. The conference
: was called following the postponement
! of one week by Judge Van Fleet of a
j motion for a decree of foreclosure and
Villn had last been seen thereabouts.
The following revised list of casual
ties at Parral was given by General i
1. M. Shemberg, private.
Herbert Leaferd, private.
Joe Redgley, sergeant.
Lieutenant James Ord.
Corporal James McGehee.
Corporal Walter Willi ngliam
Corporal Richard Thannus.
Rations Until May 15.
Columbus, N. M.. April 17. Fifty
thousand reserve rations have been
rushed to the American expedition in
Mexico within two days as a "precau
tionary measure," it was learned here
"This is enough to carry the army
until May 15 even if no more supplies
are shipped," said an official of the
quartermaster's depairment. He added
the statement that the move was merely
General Pershing ordered these ra
tions and he also urgently called for civ
ilian scouts familiar with the country
south of Parral. To officers here th:s
morning indicated that Pershing was
wit!ioi.t confirmation of Frinc'ivo A'il
la 's Kpirted death. Thousands of pai's
of !io'r, and much new cfntlrng ure
being senf to the field companies.
Troops From Vanco'ivar.
v., vri, A,:i ir I
men, 15 horses, 'four niac'iioe qu.; r.nd j who perished w hen the steamer in
several mule to pack the Knn; were en I ver,-v." V ' submarine,
route today to Kl Cenlro. Cat. Thor"0 American snrvivow declared tp.l.,y.
comprise the machine gun company of
the Third battalion, Twenty-f'rst ii.fnn-
I Company C of the same regiment has
I been ordered to prepare to 0 to San
Diego on short notice to join companies
, A. B and D. This will leave only one
j battalion, with about SO men of Com
j pany F, engineers, at Vancouver bnr
San Antonio. Texas, April 17.
Private I. M. Sschenberg, sent into Par
ral ahead of the American column to
nr.T,rnnnU r.f Pr.lnnrtl
T..m..i :..o f..:i.i n.i u io i,
lieved he was killed, stated General
Pershing today in n supplementary re
port. This bore out, previous indica
tions of treachery, army men believed.
Expelled From Mexico,
Washington. April 17. General Al
varo Obregon, Mexican war minister,
has ordered expelled from that country
all Mexican and foreign speculators con
victed of conspiring to hold down the
value of Carrnnza currency, according
to word received here today.
NATURALIZATION GRANTED l'aunym Arneville and Rompncli
TO ALIEN APPLICANTS ('''n lotteries shelled Irench posi-
jtioiis wet of the Mouse Inst night but
Dallas, Or., April 17 Citizenship wasjllcr(' was n0 important infantry fight
granted to the following applicants last lnf-
week bv Judge II. II. Belt in the fir-)
.-nit court: Wiliuot Kester. Saver, na- Russian Garrison Mutinies,
live of ( anada: Louis Villwock. Dallas,! Berlin, April 17. (By wireless to
native of liussia; Peter Spaan. Sheri- Sayville, I.. 1.1 The Russian garrison
dan. nitive of Holland: James II.' nt Nikolaievsk mutined on account of
Thurston, Silver, native of- Canada: : officers' ill treating coaimon soldiers it
Phillip If. Johnson, Monmouth, native 'w as learned here today. The mutineers
of ( anada; Krnet A. Smiley, Independ- 't fire t (ho barracks. During the
ence. native of Xovia Scotia; Klward fighting, 27 of the malcontents were
M. Cochrane, Dallas, native of Can ida; ! slain.
I Henry ( lanfiild, Dallas, native of Kng
I bind: George II. Wunder, Monmouth,
native of Germany; David Nightengale,
Dallas, native of liussia,
Violate Neutrality By Sending
Serbian Troops Over
TEUTONS DEMAND THAT
GREECE PREVENT THIS
King Constantine Incensed
and May Attempt to Halt
Allies by Force
- London, April 17. The allies have
forced a new crisis in Athens with a
possibility that Greece may be thrust
into the war against its will. Over
riding all objections" the entente powers
are today transporting Serbian troops
overland by railroad from Cor'fiil to
Salonika. Australa and Germany pro-
tested that they would regard thia as a
deliberately unfriendly act if Greece
French correspondents at Athens have
reported that King Constantine is in-
censed at the allies' action and may
attempt to halt it by force. Tho allies
did not want to transport the newly
equipped Serbian soldiers by water be
cause of submarine danger!.
It was suggested to Premier Skou
loudis that the troops be sent to Patras
by steamer and thence to Salonika by
rail. Skouloudis sounded out the Teu
tonic allies, which replied that hi coun
try would commit un unneutral act if
he acquiesced to the proposal. Skoti
louuis men announced tnat it tue Ser
biaus went through Greece the people
might make a demonstration. The al
lies, however, proceeded with their
No righting at Verdun.
Berlin, April 17. The lull at Ver
dun continued the night, the war office
stated today. Nothing important
transpired on the entire western front.
Russian columns were active nn.m:d
Air guns shot down Be!.;; hi aero
plane near Pervyse, it was stated. Ar
tillery destroyed, another. Northwest
of Peronne Lieutenant Berth. dd shot
down a British biplane, kil'ing its pilot
and wounding the observr. This i.-i the
iiith machine that Berlhoid had wr ek
ed. Submarines Got Two.
London, April 17. Tvo vessels have
been sunk by submariir-s during the
pasl 24 hours, it was sta'.;- ! ii shipping
crcle.s today. The Norwegian Htoauwr
C'e.;doon, which is not lis: vl, was sent
to the bottom bv shell i'ir. The Bii-
tisii steamer Harrovian, 4,;J0 ) tons, an!
unnrmed merchantman, was nlsode-i
Two Americans Perished
London, April 17. One or two Amer
o aus were iiossioiy among ine 11 sai
B,"u '"V1 l'l'm"" -lm
ieans were missing.
One American Wounded.
Washington, April 17 One American
was wounded by shrapnel and another
escaped without injury when an Aus
trian submarine hut Tuesday fired on
and set ablaze the Russian steamer Im
perator, loaded with lumber, sailing
from Gult'port, Miss., to Marseilles, the
American consul at Barcelonin, Spain,
The submarine shot at tho steamer
three times without warning, said the
"OICfS. Vllf SHOT N II S CllOl'llVe. 1 T
happened near the Coluinhred island
frequently the Imperator broke iuto
Airship Attacks Warship.
Paris. April 17. A French aviator
dropped lii bombs from an altitude of
only 100 yards on tho deck of a Ger
man warship in the North sea, it was of
ficially announced today. It is believed
: the missies had good effect,
i Aviators were active during the night
around Verdun and to the eastward of
j the citadel, despite a dense fog. They
bombarded railway stations at Conflnns,
Holland, it was known here, has again
j protested to Great Britain and to
France against the dctenfion of Dutch
45,000 Mexicans Along
Lines of Communication
Carranza troops behind Anier-
ican advanced forces end nlong
expedition's lilies of commuuica-
At Juarez, 1,800 under Geh-
eral Gabriel Oavlra.
At Guzman, 100.
At Asceticion, S00 under Gen-
eral Rafael Dnvila. 0
At Pearson, 2QO.
At Villa Ahumadn, !j00 under
At Ouitos Fass, 4,000 under
General Francisco Gomez.
At Namiquipa, 500 under Col-
onel Apolonio C'uno.
At Madera, 1,200 under Gen-
eral Francisco Bertani.
At Minaca, 300 under General
At Guerrero, 500 under Gen-
eral Juan Cavazos.
At Chihuahua City, 4.000 un-
dcr General Luis Guutierez.
At Satvo, 1,500 under Gen-
eral Luis Herrera.
At Purral, 500; Jimincz, 500;
Santa Barbara, 300; .Santa
Ro.-alia, .'100; Ascalon. 500.
la addition, there are 12.000
Carranza troops in Sonora under
General P. Klins Calles; 9,000 in
Durango state under the Arrieta
Brothers and General Francisco
Murgia, and 0.000 at Torreon,
Coaliuila, under General Jac-
Its Object As a Nation Is to
Serve and Better Balance
of the World
Washington. April 17. "America
will never fight merely Tor herself,''
said President W is, u t dey, nddres-ing
tho Duughtcrs of the American Revoiu
tionnssembled here. The audience sut
tensely silent under his words.
"The only excuse America can ever
have for asserting her physical force
will be to fight in the interest of hu
manity," the president continued.
"When America forgets human rights
she will have lost her title to her own
"America's birth is singular in that
no other nation was ever bom for the
purpose of serving the rest of the world
as much as itself. Tradition is a beau
tiful thing insofar as we live up to it.
If we forget the traditions of our fath
ers we will have become unconscious of
the things for which our country was
In the meeting Mrs. Walter Reed, of
California, asked that nnti-preparedness
be represented at Wednesday night 's
preparedness meeting. President-General
Mrs. Story overruled the request.
Munition Orders Stop
Bethlehem Stocks Drop
New York, April 17. The New York
Kveuing Sun's financial review today
The street resumed today with condi
tions surrounding the international Ger
man and Mexican situations little
changed. I.tsucb associated with Mex
ico like American Smelting, Greene Can
noa copper and Mexican Petroleum ad
vanced sharply. The improvement was
not long continued, partly due to lac'
of confirmation of the Villa death rum
or and partly due to a sharp break ii
The mum of n representative of the
Bethlehem Steel compnny from Kurope
without additional orders unsettled the
entire list. He generally confirmed
views expressed by a member of the
Morgan company last week that future
munitions requirements iu hngland
and France would bo supplied largely
from European sources.
Bethlehem in light transactions fell
4t 1-2. Losses elsewhere were moder
ate but ranged around ono point. Steel
lost one point.
M'COT WAREHOUSE IS LEASED
Monmouth. Or., April 17. The Urge
warehouse at .McCoy has been leased
by L. A. Williamson, of McCov, and
jlluglt Farmer, of Crowley, for three
years. The warehouse has a capacity of
110,000 bushels of grain besides large
, storuge room for hay.
TRADE CANS FOR EGGS
Columbus, N. M., April 17.
The price of eggs in northern
Mexico is one for each empty
Lieutenants Gorrell and Dar
gue, army aviators, who return
ed here after a record flight
from Snn Antonio, Mexico, told
of soldiers trading empty toma
to and gasoline cans to peons
for the eggs. The enns lire
prized for the construction of
stoves and for roofing houses.
The fliers said that 00 eggs
were obtained for 00 cans and
that five American soldiers ate
all 00 at one meal.
Story Is He Died Two Weeks
Ago Following Amputation
of His Leg
CAPTURED BANDIT LEADS
CARRANZISTAS TO GRAVE
Americans Who Knew Villa
and Mexican Officials to be
THINKS VILLA ALIVE
Washington, April 17. "I
believe Francisco Villa went in-
to the mountains southwest of
Ln Horn with a small hnn.l "
Major Howze reported to the
war department today.
By E. T. Conkle.
(Fnited Press Staff Correspondent.)
LI I 'aso, Texas, April 17. Francisco
Villa may be dead s reported from
various sources today, but American
army men arc anxious that his body be
identified by t inted States represen
tatives. "A train left Juarez for Chi
huahua before dawn with a number of
Americins im lulling several who had
known Villa intimately. They expected
to meet the body nt Chihuahua.
Curios Carranza 's train is due in Chi
huahua toduv. Carlos, ncoliew nf Run.
eral. Carranza, is declared to have ex-
niiineu vnta s remains from a grave
where they had been buried two weeks
ago. The bandit chief's death was said
to have been duo to amputation of one
of ids legs, which had been infected by
X bullet received in fighting nt Guer
rero. Carlos telegraphed the Mexican
war department in Mexico City, that,
with an escort of soldiers, he was tak
ing the-corpse to Chihuahua by rail.
Unless the corpse is mutilated or de
composed tho Americans who ore to in
spect it at Chihuahua will not be de
ceived. A number of Mexiein offi,.niu
at Chihuahua also knew Villa intimate
ly, so that identification is expected
immediately upon tho nrrivnl nf the
death train there.
General Pershing, commanding the
American troops in the field.
several times. He wis near the spot
where it is supposed the bo.lv wns ex
humed. Kven if he is not asked to
identify the corpse, it is hoped Persh
ing may be able to report definitely
with reeard to Villas end
Dies Following Operation.
Advices received by the .Mexican war
department said that, following the bat
tle of Guerrero where Villa was hit,
his followers carried him to Tamos ichic
where a village doctor cut off his in
fected leg. Later he was carried bv
his men south to the village, of Ciisihuir
iachic, llil miles away, where he died, ac
cording to the reports. He was said to
have suffered greatly before expirini'.
With Villa's identity being kept sec
ret from the villagers, his followers
c.irricd him secretly away in the middle
of the night ami buried him in a lonely
The advices went on to assert that a
member of the guard which escorted
Villa during his lost moments was cap
tured by Cnrrunzistns ami promised to
point out Villa's grave if his life was
spared. This, is wis said, was done.
Carlos superintended the work of dig
ging up tiie remains. He intends to
have the body publicly exhibited in
Kioting reported nt Chihuahua, first
said to be ilue to excitement over Vil
la's rumored death, is now attributed
to the hunger of tho populace. Small
wages and famine prices induced by
I irge purchases "for the American expe
dition placed food beyond the reach of
many poor families. It was reported
that tiie riotinir nml Inntimr u.nu nnt ,n.
rected against American residents. Mes
sages suggested that the depreciated
value of Carranza currency hjd caused
a food shortage in the Carrnnzista gar
rison. Story Is Not Confirmed.
A number of news'pnpnrnien mid mo
tion picture operators desired to go
from Kl Paso to Chihuahua for tiio pur
pose of viewing the body reported to be
that of Villa, but Consul (I ireia refused
to give them the necessary documents,
and notified them that Carranza would
not be responsible for their safety.
Consul Garcia stated today " that
neither he nor General Gnvirn in Juar
ez had aay confirmation of the report
that Villa's body hud been recovered
or identified. Anyhow, they said, it
would be difficult' to establish the
body's identity on account of the
length of time it hud been buried and
owing to the character of the disease
from which it was reported Villa died.
"If Colonel Ci.rlos ( nrranza says t!ie
body is Villi's I will be satisfied,"
said Garcia. "Carranza knows him and
is dependable. If he says it is Villa I
will give no attention to contrary reports,''
BODY OF BOY FOUND
Eugene, Or., April 17. The
body of Lyman Maddaris, 111,
who perishud during a snow-
storm in the wilderness of
western Douglas county in Jan-
uary, wis at the iionic of his
father at Big Creek today. A
searching party found the body
yesterday within Hi .feet of the
trail for which the youth had
searched io vain.
Says Dorothy Arnold Was
Murdered and Body Buried
In a Cellar
Providence, R. I., April 17. Edward
Olenoris, an inmate of the state prison
here told police toduy he stood guard
while a pal buried the body of Dorothy
Arnold, missing heiress, in tho cellar
of a houso near West Point, officials
announced. They investigated his story.
He swore that the plot to dispose of the
girl originated in a Seventh avenue sa
loon, in New York.
According to the convict's story, a
mysterious rich man ntred him and an
other man to go to New Itochelle and
"do the job."
Dorothy Arnold has been missing for
six years, and her disappearance created
a widespread sensation. On several oc
casions she was reported found, and
there have been numerous versions of
"If I dared," said Glenoris, "I could
name the rich man that hired me. My
life will be worth little when that gang
that hangs around the saloon knows I
Rich Man Had Her Killed.
New York, April 17. Although skep
tical, the polico today were investigat
ing the story told by Edward Glenoris,
convict at Providence, It. I., who suid
thnt a rich New Y'ork man with his
own hands buried Dorothy Arnold, miss
ing heiress, after her death due to an
Reports from Providence suid that
Olenoris told the warden this story bo
causo of a troubled conscience. Ho re
cently "got religion." But when news
paper reporters visited Glenoris and
questioned him he appeared confused
and would not admit that he had con
fessed to having anything to do with
the Arnold case. . '-rtiW(l
Francis Arnold, father or the missing
Dorothy Arnold, does not believe the
story told by L'dward Glenoris, states
prison inmate, who says he stood guard
while a pal buried the body of tho van
ished heiress in a cellar,
"So far as it appears on the face of
the man's story," said Arnold, "ho is
talking litter nonsense."
A writ of mnadamtis requiring Secre
tary of State Olcott to show causa why
the name of Justice Charles K. Hughes
should not be certified to go on the
ballot as a candidate for the republican
nomination for president was issued to
day by the supreme court.
Tho suit wns filed by Wallace Mc
Cammnnt, of Portland, who recites that
on April It, he filed an authenticated
petition signed by l.'l."il registered re
publican electors of the state of Ore
gon praying that the name of Hughes
should go on til ci ballot.
Hughes' letter refusing to permit his
name to go on the ballot and giving
his reasons had not arrived this fore
noon but it was expected late today or
Tho writ demands that Olcott make
n return and answer the writ iu one day
after being served with the notice of
the writ but the Secretary of State
will wait until the letter is received
from Hughes before making answer
and until the letter is received from
Hughes before milking answer and will
Incorporate Hughes' answer in his re
turn. Late this afternoon Secretary of
State Olcott r ived the anticipated
letter from Justice Hughes in which
Hughes said in part: "I hereby do
cliae to have my name placed on tho
primary ballot for the Republican nom
ination for President of Cnited States
by any petition heretofore circulated
or hereafter circulated.'1 This states
Hughes stand in the matter in a few
words and in a formal notification
which was signed in person by Hughes
and the signature acknowledged before
A letter from Lawrence H. Ghcen,
Hughes secretary, accompanied tho
formal objections sent by Hughes.
Hughes stated no reasons for declining
the nomination or for objecting that
his name be placed on the bullot ex
cept "just because" which, however,
has lmig been a sufficient reason in
TO MAKE DECfSIQ
Says Continuance of FricnSy
Relations Depends on Ger
many Now 1
POUR IN RROM BERLIN
These Indicate Germany Will
Go To Great Length To
By Eohert J. Bonder.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, April 17. The new sub
marine note to Germany will probably
go forward to Berlin tonight. The cab
inet has already ratified its substance,
so there is no necessity for holding it ui
until tomorrow's session of tho presi
At tho White House it was stated to
day that President Wilson had devoted
practically all his attention to tho docu
ment on Saturday and Sunday ami that
ne expected to put the last touches on i
this afternoon It is -still likely that
whon the message is completed, the
president will go over It with member
of tho 1101180 and senate foreign com
mittees, but he has not yet requested a
conference with them.
Tho final draft of the communication
to tho kaiser is believed to b about
complete. No engagement has been
scheduled with congressional leaders
yot, but the president's calendar is clear
tor a conference thia afternoon.
Unofficial reports ro pouring In
from Berlin, saying that Germany ni'l
go to the limit to avoid a diplomatic
break. Important cables from Ambas
sador Gerard were received dining the
day,, outlining Berlin's feeling concern
ing pending ncgotinnons.
The American note Is described as n
notice that continuunro of friendly re
lations with Germany depends on uc
tiou rather than words. It suggests that
promises of reparation for victims and
punishment for tho offending submarine
commander in the Sussex eme will not
suffice and that America's position is
based on a complete review of the sub
marine warfare ever since the Lusituuia
Officialdom believes that Germany
must change its mode of submarining
entirely if it wants relations to con
tinue. Unofficial reports from Berliu
that the kaiser's "government was
willing to meet America's position in
tho Sussex mutter brought official ex
pressions that that would not be enough
and that a more comprehensive settle
ment is wanted.
l TODAY'S BALL SCORES t
B. H. K
Pittsburg 10 H 0
Cincinnati 1 5 0
Kuntleliner and Schmidt; Dale, Mose
ly and Chirk.
n. if. k.
Chicago r, 10 1
St. Louis 1 8 . 4
Vnuirhn and Fisher; Donk and Sny
der. Steele replaced Douk.
R. II. Tj.
Washington I S I)
I Boston 5 1.1 0
I Johnson nnd Williams; 'Ruth ami
i Thomas. Dumont replaced Johnson.
Called end eighth, rain.
Detroit 3 13 1
Cleveland 1 ft 1
Cunningham and Stanngc; Covateskt
and O'Neill. 12 innings.
gnmes postponed, wet
Ht. Louis 5
Davenport and Hartley; Dnnforth,
Williams and Sclinlk. Tied at end of
ers tonight, cool
er cast portion; ,
ly fair; wind
"y- . ..