El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 35TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, April 16, 1915 Page: 1 of 16
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ENVÍ1YS HUKRTA ASSERTS MWiWl OF
TALES OF ABUSE
AND ANARCHY IN
COPIES OF AFFIDAVITS
CONDITIONS IN WAR-RENT
CAPITAL SENT TO LEGA-
TIONS IN WASHINGTON;
CARRANZA DENIES HER-
I By the .Associated Prtm
Washington April 16.-All the embastlet
utd legations In Washington representing
countries with ronsklertbl Interettt In
Mexico have received from the lnternitlonl
committee of Mexico city It u learned
i'Ml. irridtvlts testifying to tho existence
of conditions or anirchy In Mexico tnd
reniing specific cues of abuse of foreign
Most of the rfldavlts are directed to the
British French and Spanish embassies. Kx-
animation at some of the embassies has
disclosed the fact that Mi many rases the
negation- liave been eoAvlrnied by advices
already received from Mexico City cqose-
queiilly. the diplomats have deemed the
affidavits worthy or Itnmedlatd transmittal
to their home governments.
In at least one rase. also copies of the
papers where allegations have been con-
firmed by the embassies' advices have
been laid brroro the state department as
a mailer of Information.
Secretary Rryan slated some time ago
that he had been Inrormed by some Amen-
rías In Mexico City that these documenta
were In transit to Washington and thai
ihoy exaggerated the actual conditions In
many caaes. Thererore. the embassies
have been rarerul to make sure that such
communications as were submitted to the
state dcjigrtiromt were fully corroborated
U reports rmni tneir own nipiomsuc agents
and rmwuli In Mexico
Sojne of the affidavits relating to the
misuse or rnrrlgn women and robbing and
beating or foreigners were mad public
recently at t'l Taso tetas upon the arrival
at that place or trie agent or tne interna
I lional committee.
The Carranr.a agency here gave out
'u ne ni tonight saying (ennral Herrera
had telegraphed from Nuevo Laredo a de-
nial or reKrts that lie had executed a
number of prisoners and women eamp fol-
lowers after the recent battle at Hulsa-
chlto. The only man executed the state
iiient said was Narciso Hornero who wat
condemned for having set fire to the town
(ieiirral Herrera conducted a review ot
his troops today the statement said i.oon
men passing berore the commander and
his starr He in preparing lo tend l.oou
troops to aid Hencral Nararette at Mata-
moros It was add"
'llerrera's tCttarst report that 0o horses
1 abandoned by the villa forces barter the
right had been rounded up.
NOTKU CHI RCHMKN ANKEMBI.K.
Three Cardlaals at Catholic I alverslly
Celebration la Washtogte.
Bu fhr ie-ncinted Prrtt
Washington spril IS Three American
cardinals and the largest attendance of the
Catholic hierarchy ever gathered In this
(ountry received today the first letter of
Pope Benedict XV. to Hie t tilled states at
the celebration or the twenty nrth anni-
versary of the Catholic I'tilverslty or Amer
ica. Catholic educational Institutions
throughout the country were represented.
The heads or the Catholic church In Amer-
ica. Cardinals Gibbons or i. aminore. Far-
ley of New York and O'Cnnni'll. of Boston
were -n guests of honor through the day's
Honorary degrees were conferred upon
. the following Itnclora of laws Mi-holss
V Charlrs Burke and charlea Joseph Bona
r parte BalUinorni l awn nce Francis Flick.
. é Wilier (leorgn Smith and Frurtt La .'laee.
Philadelphia; Uarretl William McKnery. han
Francisco; Thomas Maurice Mulry and Joim
Maurice Mulry. N w York; Hannle Taylor
Washington n c.
I in. ior of latiera. Charlea George Herber-
inann Frederick Courttand Penfleld and
Jante Joseph Walah. New York.
Toe anniversary celehratlun was con
i MM at a dinner oi the catholic uiUvarally
r:Ag Kilt HI HUM POSIl'ONr.D
Juae I Nw Bale fa aaaidersllaa el Rail-
road Bequests for Advance
ffs HSl li. Ihe I i..
isatis. TexaiL April IS. -Acting upon re
quests from the commercial organisation
of H clin i of halla I "i t Worth. Houa-
aa. OairaatoB. Evan Antonio. Austin. Waco
ti rreir ami .liter elites and towns tne rail
road eoaunl salon today Issued an order
postponing from May I to Juna I tha ad
i turril freight rate hearing In which Ut
lallroads are. seeking an atftanee of ap
pro innately SO per cent in rr. igiu rales.
IBagii orgaiilutloiis represented to the
.I1II101M..I. Uial III vie-w-ol lue Impulso..
.f Iba queatlon Involved to shippers and
signee and business in general auffl
i tune was in. I being allowed in who n
in oreoara tajifft eir ti
d Hit orurr ill
ari.ii subjects bul will consider
. rug June I in. lead of May 1
ASSASSINATION OF MADERO AND
JUSTIFIES SEIZURE OF POWER
Former Mexican Dictator Declares He Abandoned Position
Only in Hope of Bringing Peace; Says He Waa Misunder-
stood by Administration at Washington.
tarrease LaMa War in
Jig Mm t Pro
Now urtoaus. April l.eral i attains
will kotd a ..atorróme with all has aultian
asefs or Jtteir pergMsal rapressjniati.o sa
Vat Cms Beat week it waa sato Barra ta
ina i arta
party arrived hera Hal UBI ga
usas w ill Jut lavas win aeli
Bg (Se Associated Pi en
rfw York. April 15. Vehemently assert-
ing that lie had nothing lo do with the
death of Francisco Madero. Oeneral victor
taño Huerta former provisional president
of Mexico Issued a long signed statement
tonight setting forth what lie termed his
side of the Mexican question. General
Huerta declared that he knew who was re-
sponsible for Madero't death but that he
was keeping It 'as a "professional secret"
General Huerta s statement reviewed the
history of the Madera revolution bis own
accession lo tne provisional presidency and
concluded with the assertion that "my
country cannot be conquered." Sixteen
millions of men women and children would
have to be killed berore Mexico could tub-
mil to an invader he asserted.
The heads or the Washington administra-
tion he declared had not been fair to Mex-
ico had been misled by false statements
and If they had been In Mexico ror thirty
days "they would have changed their the-
oretical err onions Ideas." Had It not been
ror the embargo on the exportation of arms
from this country. General Huerta Indicated
that his army would have prevailed over
those opposed to It.
Resigned ta Bring Peace
The former provisional president reiter-
ated the assertion which he made when he
left Mexico last year that he had resigned
rrom hit position only because be hoped
to bring peace to his country.
He pointed out tbtl In the eight months
elapsed since that date the situation In
Mexico had become "loo sad for me to
Anarchy Is too soft a word to call It"
he said. Mexico would eventually be saved
but by a Mexican. Who that would be he
did not know.
General Huerta declined In response to
questions to give any inkling as to his
future movements. He denied the report
that he wonld go to San Antonio. Tex. or
any other point near the Mexican border
nitcusalar the death of Madero ha said:
"That It prorestlonal secret. Lawyers
have secrets doctors have secrets f am a
sqldler why not a toldler have secrets?
It It not through friendship lor anyone I
am withholding the Information. It it a
proretslonal duty. Tbe time will come
when my name Is vindicated and as Gen-
eral Lee said or General Jackson the world
will say of ne mat I stood like a stone
waj subrouting to Ignomy and the Insults
that have been heaped upon me."
"It has been said that you betrayed tbe
confidence of President Madero. It ft so'"
he waa asked.
OeoeralHuerta straightened up his eyes
flashed and bringing hit clinched fists
against big breast be replied:
-No' I we-r itr I wat In no way ra
sponsible Tor hit death. It has batan otto
of the big tortures of my lire. I am sorry
I have to keep the secret. Although I am
of a different race Iban you gentleman. 1
am a man."
General Huerta' s slgped sistemen! was In
part as roitows:
Was Man tar Use Job.
Artec fifteen months of Madera's til ad
ministration or public arralrs a portion or
the patriotic Menean army wish wnm uu
nilllatrd and maltreated by Mr. Madero re
vnlted anu took possession or tbe govern
merit s citadel For ten days the streets o
the Cltv of Mexico ran with blood. Tbe
situation became Intolerable.
"The foreign diplomatic representatives
asgeci Mr. siaaero io resign. n uia imi
want lo aerada to their wishes Then some
heads of the army. Incited by our senators
to put an end to mat anguianea situation
nlaci-il Mr. Madero under arrest.
"our congress and our senate and our
country named me as the constitutional
president of tltc I tilted states of Mexico
considering me as the man ror the Job.
todera Died "taaaliiral" Death.
"Mr. Madero while being conducted to
the penitentiary died an unnatural death.
In tne opinion of some of the public In
this country. I am blamed as having taken
a i art In executing him. I never have
tried to shirk any responsibilities tnd any-
thing l ever did was done openly. I am
man enough to stand by what I do. I know
I tin nut to blame ror tbe death or Mr.
Madero. Time and history will do me Jus
"Far be it from my mind to make an
eulogy of in v own administration bul I
must say that during my tdinlnlslrtalon all
the lau-ablillng rltlicus or my republic at
wei: as ai: the foreigner! resident there
until the very last moment or my com-
mand received guarantees and their homes
their Uvea and their properties were rully
protected. I appeal to the testimony of the
Spanish. German. French and English colo-
nies and particularl) to the Important
American colony residents In Mexico. They
will and do confirm what I say.
nobody rtn name t tinglo foreigner who
airrcuy or inairectiy rroin my
life or Interests.
FISH TO OPERATE
AMERICAN AVIATOR REACHES ROOHKIfES
CAMP REMIRE MATAMOROS ON BOMB
ItrearkJag Bala Discourages Activities of
Rival Aral tea tad Day Passes Wtlh-
By james F. BJCDDIRO.
(Staff correspondent Morning Tunes.)
Brownavllle. Texae. April H. The Villa
aeroplane wat put in operation today for
Hie rirsl time since Its arrival at Gen. Jota
E. Hodrlgtiex's ramp near Matamoros.
Karnum T. Flab or Lot Angeles acted at
pilot or tbe machine in the trial rilghu this
artemuon. Ha did not attempt to riy over
toa Carraos Unas but announced that be
would make a flight over Matamoros In the
o.. i mini Captain train.. Of lb Villa
aviation corpa will art aa observer In tbe
mi order for bomb which will be used
in IBS operatkma of Uta Villa aircraft waa
placad today and ts toon as they are de-
livered lo UMt VlUa army Ibry will b
implied on tbe Carraña city from F tab's
Pita arrived to Brownavtlle today rroin
BJ Pato and immediately reported to Gen-
eral Kodrbgiaex at Hotlta.
The military situ kt ton at Mai an varos to-
days was unchanged A drenching raw
fell on tne carraña and villa agrai dar-
ing Uia Infesto o Minor isvovaustnta ad
i roups were tuade during tne aiiarnoBB BBS
very little riling look place.
About o'clock woe of Hodrtguei'a can -nun
threw fast snails Into lb city and
then i eased lit bombardment
Uavnaral Kodrtguea today nBtuarcd thai
newMpvr would hereafter be eg-
eluded from hi lata and ramp Hit rea
son for una order la tnal reporta pnBttottotl
give lb CnrrsncUlas valúenle Information
jvui. e the Tuesday' a battle ha ha had aa
aBibargo uu train betweea the lulled
slaves and at line
Ttva death of Una. haul Savarre. Us V ilia
brigade nimiatailer who was fatally
m TBtissy batata. Baa grnauy
af! s-td Baa spirit uf the V UU
MM ana ma ra Body win a i hlgaat w
BM asta to chihathna. atgaiaf amlsa by a
gatard af nanar
Cntosni atan ka Bata pitea to cam-
BMBtS of uae till totgatkr
Ta Imsrtran army tiraplanii wtil raaen
Basa BaSaratv or sttasay Major ri
rvmwm. Paattta wtu remato Bar m
governmenl tny loss
I make special mention of the American
colony as thousands or I'nlled States citi-
zens residing In Mexico then are now In
these i mi... i sittes or Aiucilra.
Had i onf liten ce or Americans.
"During the seventeen months that 1 wat
president or Metiro I had the good rortupe
to enjoy the confidence and moral support
or the whole American colony resident
there including United States Ambassador
Henry Lane Wilton and Mr. Nelson
U'shaugltnessy. charge d'trralres both or
whom were my personal mends. t well at
a grett many other American residents.
'11 was very painful lo see numerous
American rauulles break up their hon.es.
abandon their businesses tnd leave our
rountry by the advice or your governmenl.
Mot being able to evade tbe exodus my
government took special care of the Ameri-
cans. Special rrains were placed ai their
disposition tnd armed forces accompanied
the trains to the setports. Thousands ot
American men women and children can
verify this statement
(rimes Coauslttrd by RevoluMonlats.
"Unfortunately tnd fur our shame nu-
merous crimes have been committed
sgatnst foreigners on Mexican soil during
the last four years tnd a bair. Englishmen
were cowardly aistsslnated more than 300
Chinantes were brutally slaughtered iti
Torreón. German women were brutalrv vio-
lated in CdVadongt Spaniard were butch-
ered In Atrnclngn and other placea and
foreign tnd nttlv minister.- of tbe church
ware thsmelettly mistreated: but (he
crimes were committed before or after my
time or by rebels In territory that I did
not conTrol. These are the results of the
anarehlal propagindt or Mr. Madero and his
"1 have ti ways had tnd have proved mr
ertnilraiion tnd respect ror the American
people. I must sty periodicals tnd public
opinion In the l iilled states were ror the
last rew yens diverted Tram the right path
on the Mexican question. 1 have tlwtys
tried to be rtlr In my Judgment.
American Government Misled.
"The beads or your administration were
not lair to Mexico but I believe tney were
misled hy false statements.
"Betides there It a dirference between
theory and rartt. If your administrators
had only been In Mexico ror thirty daya
they would lave changed their theoretical
erroneous idess. Bul I would rsllter not
rtli-russ this subject too deeply. It ts dls-
courlesy you know ror rorelgner lo
rriurlxe heads or nation whose hosplialliy
"My Indian honest hluod boils when 1
think or the unlorliinale conditions existing
In my poor rountry. and when I Hunk a
good . lean press lite Hie American ire led
by false and artificial tricks to derend a
cause which Is nothing more than vandal-
ism and anarchy.
"But. never mind: I have hones. Mv
Mexico Is young. My Mexico haa Plenty of
uuered. We have sixteen millions of men
women and children and It would need
sixteen millions of Invaders one Invader
ror each man for each woman for each
cnild. and when my sixteen million broth
ert and sisters are killed off. then a de
vtstated c .mm would be the prise or the
ronquerer. to the shame of civ lllxaliuii and
lo tne shame of the ronuuerer
"Never mind. Mexico will be saved by
vieiican ny a Minna Mevicaii not uv
bandit not bj men who kill lor the sake
or killing or dastardly passion but by a
Meiictn who will ad IS I surgeon who
will rure tbe sorei. who will aintiutale the
tea. i pans ot me national nswiy. Then Mei
Ico In a short time will revive and will be
tne paradise on eartn it deserves to In
"Where Is the nun ' Who Is the man
When will the man aooear? I do not
FIERCEST BATTLE DEVASTATION AND DEATH IN PATH
OF MEXICAN WAR
CELAYA BY VILLA
TEN HOUR DUEL WITH BIG
GUNS FOLLOWED B Y
FURIOUS HAND TO HAND4
FIGHTING. IN WHICH
MANY ARE KILLED ON
BOTH SIDES; CARRANCIS-
TA COMMANDER REPORT-
ED IN DESPERATE PLIGHT.
NORMAL M:HOOL ACT INOPERATIVE
Supreme Curt declines I Stmt Members
r Location Basra.
Jig Timrt pretal ('oirnpoiadcat
Austin Tetas yprtl 1. Mven me slste
supreme court today by unanimous vole
rerueeo to lerept tne loiiimitsion tendered
It to appoint two of the members of the
board for the location of the schools the
ct or lite thirty fourth legislature estab
lishing ti ree new sute normal schools be
Aa a result or the refusal of the Judges to
accept the responsibility Uveas schools can-
hot be located until the legiilaluia passes
tnoaner act providing iiirierem inninii.
for the lur1ion of tlie lustltuUona.
L'nder tne provisions of the mm which
pa.-ed (t the reguiai trsslon after Plant!
Oua revisions. bearUtgs and fr conference
POBlHltriU'Ull tbe matter or ll.e location
of the schools was left to board of five
meiiiiiers. two of which were at be
by Ihe Judges of the supreme court
CHICAGO CARPEN f ERS STRIKE
Malera Thut t atoa Stark me Ami. I
pair lo. toul Order.
Bg ftr A metale frrss
Chicago April n aixtreu inousand union
carpeniei iBUcipated lockout wbics
would become effarHv tmaorruw and went
a strtk at Usa rloea of work today. Too
strike ordered by Uve union oiTlcl!. fal-
lowed driuaad for mi inter to wage
rrom at to to reals sn hour.
Th la tonal untar was Um result of a
gamer! order ut lit SultdlSg ousir u o
kgaptoym-t' atavtrtoams tSrulml at every
mica to lb bulle vug trade wasra luujfci
panuU ita working aaiv-nsmi u
After tha strike waa dmiarvsd tha
puhii. a speaul nolle which
of la usen aim struck would
h irmiiird io rvstum so work
11m strike of Use rarfxstatert will hail ail
oiistruciuui u Uknafw. It wss
Bg HprrUil Wire to ihe Timet
Cretpo. Uiianajuato. April II. - wnat
promises to bo the bloodiest batil or U
the rour years or revolution tnd conritct
hi Mexico opened tint morning before day-
light when Ihe Villa arllllery rnmmenced
to hurl shells Into Celtyt. rour nines to
tbe south or this place.
Two o'clock ihlt morning witnessed tne
expiration or the time given (ienenl Ubre-
gon to come out and right tint battle in
the open or at least permit the non com
batants to leave Celiya. and ahoriiy there-
after Um sixty guns of the Villa artillery
brigade commenced to nun shot tnd shell
on the doomed city.
Obregon. who ppered lo be well tup-
piled with cinnon was not slow to respond
tnd ror ten hours Ihe artillery duel raged
without intermission bolh tides losing
This trternoon the rirn rrom the obregon
guns slackened perceptibly tnd later ceas-
ed when the smoke cleared away observ-
er with tbe Villa army could see that the
domes and tower or the churches where
Obregon hid potted his guns Had been
Tne artillery dual wag rollowed by run-
out righting between tbe cavalry tnd in-
fantry In whtfh many wen' killed on both
sides The Indian troofis with the nbrgnn
army were probably the heaviest sufferers
lb this fighting la many eases whole com
panics bring nnUulted. Tha- natías
though often outnumbered and cut ofl
every eat refused to lay down tneir arms
or surrender and met death bravely wiin
little- or no attempt lo retreat Or rejoin
At nightrail the righting had praniraiiy
ceased though desultory n ring muid be
heard rrom many pari or tha long battle
line and the position or the Obregon army
It desperate one.
Hemmed In by a wall or Iron the car
ranclst commander will tomorrow race
the alternative of surrender or extermina-
tion. Uenertl Villa this afternoon occupied i a
flrlega on tbe railroad nine miles soutn
of Quv-reuuro. thus cutting ofr Ubrogon't
Only avenue of esctpe to Ihe south.
The eight thousand men dispatched from
Mexico City by Oeneral .tpala ire march
Ing through the mountains barring the wiy
through the rough country to lite weal and
culling ofr a force or Cirrtnrlslts under
oeneral Vlllegat that was coming to ubre-
gon'l reller from Jallaco.
The battle Is expected to resume it da'
break tomorrow and the general oplnien
among the orrtrera Is that the day will
witness Ihe end of lite conflict and tne
rinal dethronement or Obregon rrom lite
position or a military leader fn Mexico.
Oeneral Villi is usual declined lo discuss
the btltle or make any predictions at to
VRRA I Rt OMIT. MORE nil
BRATRH OBMHtON VICTORY.
Bu f f.e Attoelttled Frrea
Vera Crux. April It. "Five thousand or
the enemy dead were counted during tne
movement northward from Ceiayi. BIX
thousand prisoners and forty Held plecet
This It uenertl Obregon't summary ni
ihe retult or ihe righting about Celaya
where he Is reported today to have gained
a decisive victory over the rorrea or oen
eral VIH. The ringing of church balls
and the parading or soldiers and nutans
conveye"d tbe news or the reported Cr-
rania victory to Ute public.
smiciiican oRtiANimi labor
( AI I Hi I PON ton AtrriON TO
IllfvCOt RiliK M AR IN ELBOPIC
Jig ft 4etolMj Press
Maw York. April 15 Resolutions
railing upon organized labor through-
out the United Stales "lo senoutly
consider l once la proposition or
general strike among those in-
dustrie employed lit lb production
or aiuniunlllon and rood supplies"
for Ute use of Nvarring European far
Hons wer adopted tonight at a at
meeting called by the centrd Eede
rated rnion of Greater Mew York
and vicinity to consider peace
Ways ami meant for enforcing Ita
medíale peace in I urupe were de
nuutdeij tbe resolutions declared by
labor which "rurnlthc the righting
axterlal and pv the rtpeu-e sad
produces all man nal for the con
npaverbea denoiiaclng live war and
aenatndJng rrasattou of 6rk la in
duairtea which rurnlab war .upplie
to htllBreats were de lit erad By
Meyer l-ondon. oo. islisi rrpraig-
Uv In congress and others
OF MIGHTY TORRENT LOOSED BY FOLLOWS CHILEAN
GOPHERS BURROWING IN BANK PROTEST AGAINST
Eight Lire Lost and Property Estimated at Half a Million
Dolían Destroyed by Flood in Eastern Arizona; Thirty
Thousand Fertile Acres Deprived of Water for Irrigation.
tARMANl WANTS TO hNOVt
BfcH.ll s I IS BM IN RVaSJ
a.sat) s BV At I ATSSN.
a Iks sacs(d gVsaa
Ataalerilmii i Via I oudoui. April IE
Th Boom rorrospufideul uf lite TIJd
as tit Uenuao nubasv) has akd
Us BatglSB guveriuiMOI. Iliruugh ID
Massy faBTMiy to nv viirmsi
wlsetimr Ir Mm avetll nf um iverinan
armv atcuUug n-ssu i.niu.i
Sclgiuui would rrn.siii neuiral .lunag
IB ramaatoar ! ib- war Tbe cor
respoiwient adds that Belgium a aa
Riv lAc dsteclafrd Jre
Holbronk Arlt. April 15. Torrents from
Ihe inviting Minus or the White mnuntlins
ovrrwhelmrd two reservoir dams on inn
Little Colorado river near 81. Jimet list
night and today drowned eight person-
dsmaged property to ihe extent of ibotn
t hair million dollars and lert more than
Mi.ooo acres or an Irrigation project to the
exigency or dry farming untU new dams
Weakened bv burrowing gophers the gu-
fnot v arthein dam at I. y man twelve miles
south of St. Johns wis tu rirsl to give
way at II o'clock last night. Here rtvo
Mexicans tnd the three grandchildren or
Mrs. Hirhtel Berry member or the stile
legislature. Inst their lives. Hushing north-
ward the huge wall or water rolled tnto
the town or Si. Johns which is the county
seat of Apache county and submerged
sections of It to a depth of three feel.
Hunt dim smaller dyke or tne sme
rhirarler twenty miles north or St. Johns
next collapsed and tha Hood sweeping
through tbe cbisms tnd canyons or tne
petrified forest there assailed the village
of Woodruff twelve tulles south or Hoi-
brook and need Into tills town tonight.
Ample warning had been given however
to everyone In Hie danger xone is soon
is tho I ni m dim wenl oul. Telephone
mcssiges were riishctl ihroughoul tne
region and there wis no further loss or
lire. Farmers storkite'tt and others hur
rlrd their raiullles out of ihe path or the
riood taking their slock anil such property
is they could move wtih litem.
Hint Ke rtllroid orriciiis took measures
here and il Wmsktw to prevent damage
by Uve Mood Itrldge were weighted and
strengthened and hasty work waa done to
check the swirling currents al weak points
The snowrll lit tin While mountains re-
cently hs been ihe lievet known in
years and the owners or the dun Iienver
etpltallsts. had been enlarging splllwtyt
la eise the preisure nr the expected riood.
The torrents that tumbled down the moun-
tains were too much ror the uo-root eartn-
ern dyke and II gave way practically with-
out warning according to reports received
rrom Sl. Johns.
Ta riood Is greater thai that af Ifut
whlrli swept iway III predecessor of the
I. y man dam. The dam that went trot st
that point today was bulll two years ago
tnd many believe ihit Hi collapse under
he weight or water was due to lite ran
tint it had not yet had um to aeitie prop
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer parents or the rhll
dren drowned were at a dance In St. Johns
when the dam broke. They hud lert the
children In charge or a Mexican woman
who wis drowned with Iheui.
A revlti-d list or the dead at the result or
the bufttlng or the Lyman reservoir dim
drrald Louise mil Ross Palmer small
children of Kills Palmer.
Mrt. Jose Savedra and ner infant child.
Mcs. Violet my and her son tnd dtugn
ter. recently from Monlesum. Colo.
All those drowned lived II I i Tule. It
the shadow or the dun. The dam was ti
Joint property or the people of St. Jonni
and Iienver espitabais headed by John s
Church It was i nick will covered w
dirt. II wis believed to be absolutely si
OF EUROPEAN WAR
Again (he allies have assumrd the
olfratdvr on Ihe western line of bai-
lie and. according lo Paris bat
made galas of terrain rapturing nf
fliers mea ad guas and hatlag re-
pulsed Cenoso counter sliseks
There h bcea trench flghtliifi
cómbala al Ule pajal el Ihe bayonet
artillery engagements aad what Is
termed successful raid over the Ogf.
man mllUary buildings at Oslrnd Id
lllleea allied craft.
On aircraft also Is said I hat
dropped flte bombs o Ihe headquar-
ters of Ihe berma Imperial staff al
Mrleres and t'hrlrt lile I reprisal
lor the alleged Ihruwiug ul boinas bv
i fermaa svtatar al a heapllal t
While there ha been amewhl f
let up la the vlelausaeaa of Ihe Rus-
sia attempt lo gel their armies
ttaimts ami out on
Petrograd and Menus assert that all
Itaeks against Ihelr respe live forres
wer repulsed. That scarcely y
hostilities are I progress in Polaad
Is ledlralrd bv the Iget that I noae
f the late olHrial reports Is uira-
tln made of activity I this regime
It was a the spur I the smith of
Noire llame de l.orelie aa Ihe arst-
er battle frt. that llghllag vtllh
Ihe bayuaei look piece. Pans daclsrrs
I hat Ihe eallre saetía Has like. The
Preach troops who ew re la as-
session of all Ihe southeaster slope
a far s AhUln-NI. Nilrr In Ihe
Araae still according lo Paris lb
mala trenches of ike lraui were
demolished bv Ihe artillery fire uf Ike
t reach while fierre i .o ma csunler-
altarks were repulsed la the reglo
af Albert al La Naurlamm Ml
mar ad Les Cparge aad I Ihe lor
est f Ir Prelee Near Les Cpnrges
Ihe cerníaos re sai ta has last
I Ihe naval warier Iwa stramrrs
hat been added I lima list f
those whlek have gone lo the holism
s a result f torpedees r sala
the notch steamer halwvk. loaded
with rain i..r lb Nelharlwtds gat
rameal aad Ihe BrUlsh siraawr
Ptarmlg Pour Uuleh trawlers else
urre sala I hate bVr seised k) th
uruitv mid taken tai Cutaave.
They were reamrted to have beea re-
leased later however The satae of
lb SlsavsUr I IB Kalwyk whether
laraedo or mia. haa not beea de
lermlaed hut the Ptarmlga was suak
o a torpedo and elghl me f Bar
rrew f annate vt era drud
I th eight months of llghllag.
from tuausl In April M th ltl
ra.uaiiiea amena the British tor.es
sere IJH.J17 men
I. real Britain la aasvvfr In a pr
tasi h IB Chllrnn govern!
glst toe slaking nf the Oerman
rrulnrr Itresdrn I lerrllorlai wgura
a arlUsh cruiser saucdrmt. Baa
arkaawledaad IB charge aad fffd .
full and aaxato navalgy'' u Chita
Paatorawnhl Alda PoBaB Baiksf Work
g is. dan. em t l-vcss
ftow VorB. April it. Ignac i an Pasr-
waJU. Ute pnMilnl arrived here todaj an
I ror rleatnrr Adrtaisr from Uverpuui to ai
na .i ... fund far In rdrnf of dva
latrd Poland H UI rmuaia bar about
be aaul. bul ui give no tous.rt.
I.INIOI.N-N tNNIVKRSARIf OBrWRVK.fl.
Plags Itlsplavrn at Jlalf Mast a PupHc
uiiiiaings ano vtarsmps.
Bv t Ac Asreelalid JVrsa
Washington. April l. -The national rapl
tol ohserve.i with lilting ceremony today
Ihe ririecnlh tnnlversary or Ihe death of
President Lincoln. Wherever public bust
ness permitted the government depart
litems were el d and the Slars and Slrlpe:
flew at half mast by order ot President
On all governmenl buildings postoffleei
military posts naval vessels and other gov
ernmem ships throughout the I'nlled state"
tnd lis possessions nut on American em
hussp -. legttlnns and consulates III everj
part or the world Hie rlag was half masted
As a aneeial trlbnle to the ineiiiory o
Lincoln flags were displayed at half mast
over Uio rorelgn emnassies ano n-gaiious
Al Ihe British embassy It was stated that
the Itrlllsh governiiient was deslrtoui of
making precedent In this case lieeause it
was k' ne i"il I v realized In Kngland that by
his wisdom and kindly spirit Lincoln had
averted a nosslllle war between the I III led
states and ureal Hrltain when In relations
between the two countries worn uimn av.-
WAUU RKIII t HI
Tin tnd Shrrl Metal Workers Suffer t:ul lo
Psy Due lo Competition.
By (Ac A asocio fed Pr-a
I'ltlsburgh. Pa.. April IS -Hednciion In
wam-s III the hot mill departments or all
Ihe works or IB American Sheet A TIB
Plate company an tiiumriant subsidiary or
the culled Slates steel Corporallnn was
nnoiAieed today when nollces were posted
In the eoiiipany s plants and the roUoWtag
si.it. in. ni given out at the general DffvcSJ
In this city:
"A reduction In selles gfrccllng employe
In the hot mill departments of the Atuerl
can Sheet A Tin Plate company lyecrrrnes
crrecilvc on April lit. The changes v
necessary by retson or reducllons having
been made slnr the first or tlm present
yetr or hot mill scales In rouipeiiiivH milis.
The American Sheet 4t Tin Plain company s
hot mill scales are still as herelorore Ihe
highest paid In the Industry."
The exact rite or reduction wis not mide
known but It wis staled by steel authori-
ties that it would average between a. and
14 percent. It ifrects all the company's ill
plants in western Pennsylvania. Ohio and
West vnglnli. and comet close on Ute heels
or a similar reduction accepted by Up-
Amalgamated Association or Iron steel A-
Till Workers after the membership liad de
rested lite proposition Iwlre. Members or
the Aiitalgtmaleil association haga bud no
union lodges in the American slieet A Tin
plite comptny's plants since loin their
scale being signed by Independent com-
CLOSE TO LONDON
BOMBS IIBOPPKII ON TOWN intuit
MILKS PHOM CRI tr tun I
v in s CAPITAL.
Airship Raid Over Kast t oast nl I nalaad
Mt niicii by Cmslderahl Proprrly
Lass; 0 Worn Hurt.
By Ihe l ..... ..ii . .1 Press
London April l.-(I IS . m.) Two iep-
pelln airships visited the call nuttt or
I ngland sltonly arter midnight dropping
bombs on several towns doing conldr-
able damage lo properly As rar s nit
been ascertained only ouc p. i -on. wo-
man was injured. II waf said BBS was
only alighily hurt.
The airships dropped four bombs on Mai-
don in I so v county thirty tulles nnrtn
"asi of London bul no damage resulted.
iK.mbs also wore dioppeil in lire lioybiui-
baaln. two miles irross tbe river. I nv
tel fire to soaie buildings The ilrsini -came
up Ihe Bltrkwgler river uiU our
lire marshes and circled
At l.owealofl. on Ihe .Norlli sea Hi Sur
folk count) tilt" bombs were Hopped
reauiung hi raBsldtMafetl dainage lo public
properly 10 Ihe cruler of Ihe luwn A lum-
ber yard also was act mi tire. The window
pates in mail) bouses were shattered.
Three borsc bi tnguig to Uta railway
company were killed
Previously ihe aircraft had visited soutn
old. twelve mil. s south of Lowealori. tnd.
having lulttrj sinking that Iowa with n
missile. wvnl ou io llaleewmnti. lglil utiles
Inland II than rrturimd again lu nouin
wold and droi ped alt U- iui.-
cording to the laical accounts after
leaving i .si. - .f Ihe tirrrifi paased uvei
lltrwnll in tlir din. Hon of IrllXslowe II
sil now tnal a doten l -intra wei
dropped In Maldon. bul thai only oue buinl
ina. a work. hop. was struck
A nil alrrrsil guns were heard diirtug ine
night at (irWseud and abtartma. tae
..núes hod soipir warning of IB air
a buirb u-ie grams rnpurted tuai
feppeuna wer i ouiuig across Ihe sea in
direction of Insito l v "i . war
I to Um tUrs authorities uf sumo of ta
rasi and auutli cuati lowu uf poaaible aerial
slaltura risrm luitkraa BBBBB d lb uauai
pr i suisun. to rorestall tlr ni ka to p
token ui loans and villa
. svouiila uf Ihs iual dtiitaga Sua
By lha botnbs of Um aircraft Is obiaiuaui-
aa ei. In raid bavtos occurred al tuca
lata boar af IB PJgSt
FACT THAT GERMAN COM-
MANDER HAD NOT AC-
CEPTED INTERNMENT IS
CITED IN DEFENSE OF
BRITISH ADMIRAL'S ACT
IN SHELLING ENEMY VES-
SEL AT ANCHOR IN NEU-
Is- Ihe t ..... i.i f.vf rreee
London-. April is. The British govern-
ment has nfrered "a full and ample
ipology" to Ihe Chilean gov eminent Tor the
sinking on March II in i hflem territorial
water of ihe firnuin rrulser Hresden.
the- internment of which had ilregdy he.-n
ordered hy the mtrltline governor of
i tiuilierlind lily when the British srpiKI
ron attacked and sank her.
This fact was made public tonight m
i piper giving the texts of the Chilean
nolo protesting tgainst the sinking or the
Inc. iii-u and Ihi) British government's
I be note delivered to the British govern-
ment by Hie Chilean minister siys that
Uto Herman cruiser anchored in cumber-
land Hay March ;i and asked permission lo
remain eight days Icir the purpose or re-
pairing her engines which were said to
be out of arder. The governor refused
Ihe request is he considered it unrounded
tul ordered the captain to leave the bay
within twenty four hour.
As the order was not compiled with the
ripitin or Ihe Hreaihin was inrninv-d
thai his ship was luhirned. When the
Brill -sli sipi.idion appeared on March it.
Hie governor was proceeding p up. cruiser
fllaseow Ui Infot in Hie itrlllsh officer of
the steps he luul taken but had to turn
Barb as the British ships oprned fire nil
the nralen. on which a ftog-of truce gl-
eivadv hail he n hotsteil and railed on her
captain In suri .-líder. The captain then
gave orders to blow up the magazine of
This art oí hnstilliy committed In
Chilean lerrllorlai waters by a British
naval squadron." says the Chilean minister
"has patnrully surprised my government.''
Continuing. Ihe minister says that hart
tlm orricer In command or the British
squadron receiver! the governor and been
Informed Uial Ihe I)reMcn wis Interned.
he was convinced "the British rommiuider
iilrt not have opened fire on her and
brought about i situation which constrains
Ihe i h.lean governmenl. In defense of Its
sovereign right lo formulate a most encr-
After referring lo Ute hospitality shown
British ships in Chilean waters and to the
long frl.nd-hlp between the two peoples
the minister sayt
Nothing cotild be i more painful tur
prise to us than lo see our eyiremelv cor
dial aliunde repaid by an act which bears.
unfortunately all the evidence n ron-
t'iupi or ' ur sovereign rights although it
Is probable that nothing was rarther rrom
the nilhds of ihose by whom It was un-
Ihe Hrilish government. In Its reply ex
esses regret thai a misunderstanding
arose and adds:
"On the rscis as stated in the communl-
alion or Hie Chilean minister the British
government is prepared to oirer a full and
rmple apology to the Chllein government "
It I. how. ver pointed mu that accord
ing to Ihe British version the Dresden "had
not accepted Internment and still had her
.lora riylng and bcr gnu trained."
The liiitlsh reply continue:
Tr tin- was so. and II there were no
means available ror enforcing Ute derision
or the Chilean aiitborllles to Intern tbo
Iiresden she might ibvloualy. had not the
British ships tato-n action have attempted
again to attack Hritlah commerce
II Is added
"The captain or Inc CMagnw- probably
sullied i specially In Hew ur tbe past
tenon or Ihe liresrten thai slm waa deryihg
the Chilean authorities and abusing Chllein
neutrality and was only wilting for
rabie opportunity to sally oul and at
lark British commerce again.
in view or the Hum It would tike to
k-tr up the elrrum-tincea. and neeaiia
or the Chilean communication tha British
no eminent do not wish to qualify the
llsilosy Hisl Ihey now present 10 tit
'in le all government."
HI II II IMHI.MM r
sINKIM. OI WsnrL.
By Ihe A.ro lolril Prca
London April 10 Allhough II la Bhl yel
crrutin that Ueriiiaii subtnarltu- boal waa
for Um aenvdlag lo Um hntioia
He DuitL iitajaar katwyh ii tivs Nona
Hinder lightship last nlglii. ihe sinfclug of
lit vessel has troused the Indis talon uf
Uve imp ii people a- v i.ieimaS By di-p.rul-
ol tu wsisío-i -s Hi llolBBBS.
flte kaiwyk wbleB was losshrd w lib grata
from BsIUhwm consigned to live UutOR.
governmetil. Is n i-.r te.t lo have rs en lying
sl all hot sl lie tuna of Uie cvplostou and
i . I. i.i I.. ... ll in. P.e lnil.ii Hag. la
Huii ii ii. wspap.i tiisisi in. i cf or. tbi no
mistake eoni i have been made and thai IX a
Herman siibiuaiiu actually Uirpotkmr IB
itaitr-r. "w musí rvpet't thai th uemsan
goveniiiH-ol will wilbuul lusa uf Ham. BO
mail.- rriMMlvlble fog Ihlt severo vtolaituB
of tne .1 ol BBMBTOj powar."
Th fail that the luteh gutrroaaral was
dire ti) involved IB Mm Kalwyk s i-rgo sad
thai to aw of Um sinking of Uta tteansar
. ame imiiie.tiaml) on tup of Mm aaooiiara
aueut iiuti four Duua irawksr had Basra
teited by th Uavrnuttts and taken to ahto-
. .. iju . .ii h- iaaSBBj i Uk le. i in a
.1 i. pit mall
aatw aaat aa
j.-. - . ' ak'-.
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