The Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 28, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 18, 1916 Page: 1 of 6
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VOLUME XXX Y.
1UIFM. TFXS Tt'EStl l U'lllli IM titlOf
IS MORE COMPLEX
TWO MORE SHU'S WITH AMERL
CANS AIM) AIM1 ARE REPORT.
El) TO HAVE HEEN SUNK.
NOTE SOON TO BE READY
Will Outline Contentions of U. S. To
Oerninii U. H. Not To Tnko Oilier
Neutrals Into Confidence
Hy Tho Associated Press
WASHINGTON April 15. While
Wilson and Hoc. Lansing today were
thgaged In going over tho nccumuln'
tion of evidence that Germany had vlo
luted Holemn pledges official word of
two more shipping disasters apparent
ly due to Illegal acta of submarine
commanders was received at tho stato
Consulnr dispatches Indicated that
tho steamer Margam Abbey was at
tacked without warning April 8 and
that tho Aberdeen bark Inverloyn wub
mink by bIipII fire after tho crow had
boon forced Into small boats more
than 100 miles from shore. Ameri-
cans were aboard both ships.
Thcso two caBca arc being Invcstl
gated and may bo Included In tho
American Indictment of Gorman meth-
ods of copductlng of submarine war-
fare which it waB understood prob-
ubly will bo ready for transmission
early next week.
It becamo known hero tonight that
tho actlloh by United States Is being
Watched closely by tho diplomatic
representatives of the neutral nations.
So far the United States has do-
cllncd to act Jointly with other na-
tions not only regarding tho subma-
rine question but any other subject
It was said by a high official that
the American government saw no need
for Joint action In tho present crisis.
It was reiterated tonight that beforo
taking action contemplated tho pres-
ident would confer with congression-
al leaders. It was Indicated that Re-
publicans as well as Democrats would
bo called into tho conference.
EBSHINU'S SILENCE "
) CAUSES UNEASINESS
Jy Tho Associated PresJ.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex. April :.
Gen. Pershing's unbroken stlonco has
cnuscd some uneasiness and Impat-
ience at headquartcra hero today but
this Is occasioned moro by what might
have occurred Blnco Wedncedny night
to tho troops that wero in the fight
than by what might have occurred to
Gen. Pershing's army.
Officers hero and In Mexico have
resented the repeated statement that
tho Carranza troopB aro co-operalln?
when they Indignantly ussert that tho
continued refusal of the uso of iho
railroad and telegraph line has been
evident . .
The number of Cnrranta troops In
northern Mexico Is far greater than
tho United Stntcs forces but arcy
officers said Villa had r.o appnront
.iiffiiMiitv in DaBslng through their
lines whon ho was pressi-d by
AMERHUN AROAIID SUNK
VKSSEL lll'T UK ESLAPED
Dy Tho Associated Press.
WASIIINOTON. April 15. An
American named John Harrison of
Chicago was aboard the steamer Mor-
gan Abbey which was sunk without
warning April V tho stotu department
was advUed today.
He was rescued These are tho
first advices that tho sinking of that
ship Involvtd any Americans.
AIinEDONDO HAS NO .MORE
A WORD IIOUT 1MHRAL FIOHT
Dy The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. April 15. Ambassador-designate
Arredondo said today
that ho had no further information
on tho fighting at parrai.
A message to the Kmbassy said that
a battle at Cuernaaca the Zapata
stronghold was Imminent with an ad-
vanced column of Cnrranclstas near
inff that city.
MACHINE GUN CORPS
ORDERED TO CALEXICO:
NOT DUETOANY CHANGE
Rv Tho AaanrlaffVl Press
SAN FRANCISCO. April lS.Major
rt i n iii Tioll r-nminfinder
ucuerui j rrn.u .
ot the western department today or
cor. numbering 30 men. ot the 21st
lafantry. .totlonrt at .Vtocouw .to
aerea me aispmcu ui t-ua --
Calexlco. CaL. on the Mexican Doraer.
"No change in the Mexican sltua-
tion has caused the dispatch of the
ico. lau. oa uio " Zr:
: change in the Mexican situa-
has caused the dispatch of the
ine gun corps' t was said by
mnrhrn m corns." lt was said by
army headQuartera. "there is already
one oaiiauon ox uw -.. -r-. -
FRENCH NOW IN
IlERLIN DECLINES THEY If AVI
REEN REPULSED WITH
SHARP FIGHTING ON WEST
AustrlmiM and RiiNoInn Engaged In
Great Rattle Pour Ship of Vnr-
lous Nationalities llepurtrd
Tho Associated Press summarized
the war sltuutiou as follows Saturday
That tlio French troops defending
tho fortress of Verdun have launched
a vigorous counter attack In tho reg-
ion of Deadmau'fl 111)1 on the west
bank of Mctisc was disclosed today
by official German reports. The at-
tack follOWCd Violent artillery ltropa-
rations and was against the German ment (hnl officers above Captain be
positions near the Corhcaux wood and md jri00 a year by tno Federal gov-
on Deadman's Hill. 'ernment and that all guardsmen on
Though lino after line of trench cnligtinont )0 roaulrcd to take an oath
were mowed down by tho conroutrut- lo obo . ortierH from thq president ns
eu nruiiory ana mnenmo gun iru ouwel1 m tllc governor of their i
tho Germans .some French battalions
succeeded in penetrating tho Teutons'
position of tho hill. On gaining n
footing however Deri In declnreH they
wero slain in bayonet fighting.
Paris officially Is silent regarding
this battle tho afternoon statement
that French batteries had evidenced
great activity on the west bank of the
Mouse particularly West of Corlieau
wood and along tho Forges brook and
that ho infantry engagement had tak
en place. f
On tho west sUnrp flgiuing is going
on uctween Austrian aim jvubsiuu
forces for positions on the lower
Strlptt and on the Dnelstcr river in
Gallcia and othors southeast of Czer-
nowltz and Dukowlnn.
In tho Italian theatre tho Italian
and Austrian armies have respective-
ly taken tho offensive at various
points along that front.
Austrlans stormed an Italian ppsl-
tion at Mrzllorh and claimed to have
beaten back sovoral counter attacks
in which tho Italians suffered heay
losses. Tho Austrlans havo evacuat-
ed Bouth of Spcrono.
In tho operations on tho water four
vossols fJuo.ln the nowp-uo Shenr
adoah rind tho German steamer IIIh-
panla havo been sunk by mines; tho
Donlsh schooner Trovcn by u Ger-
man submnrlno at a point south and
tho Danish steamship KuBan lias
been captured In tho Cnttegnt by s
largo Gernan submarine.
ti iniont nrficial Btatenicnt issued
at Purls falls to mention any activ-
ity by the French. Doth east and west
of tho Meuso tliero haH been artillery
PU11LISH REPORT THAT U. S.
SOMMEKS 'ID HE WITHDRAWN
Dy Tho Associated Prtss.
MPVirn fMTV. Anrll ID. The
ntpment is nubllshed hero and Is
given credencq by tho Mexican people
that tho United States had anuounced
Us intention of wiinurawmK
troops from Mexico. High officials
oxpressod groat pleasure but neither
Gen. Carranza nor any members of
his cabinet would discuss tho matter.
Thoy desired to await official word
DALTIMORE'S FIOHT FOR
RESERVE DANK IS HALTED
Dy Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON April 15.-Attorney
Gen. Gregory today neiu mat "u-
eral reserve board has no aulborltj
. oion..n ttin location of a baun. Uts
oDlnlon vas given in rMPonoo toa
request from the board ana new im
there was nothing Io the law to re-
duce the capital of a resone hanK .
The opinion halts ""JiS hV hoard' monilVg In the court of criminal ap-
Daltlmore bankers .to have the 0"m"ingA9 tbe docket Is clear It is
tho hnnu in its district from
Richmond to Daltlmore and a similar
effort made on behalf of Pittsburg.
Tbe opinion which was not made pub-
lic holds that banks shall run Jta ir.
of Its charter.
..-. nVT. 1IQ
lVlJiA been SOW J1E0PENED
"BiiffS3f sa. ' -
Canal was reopened to traffic una -
ternoon with the passage of B0n-
teen ships northbound and nine south
bound including the US transport
Sas in excellentcondlt oa d the
passage was without Incident
" ""WBS r.v mi
Dy The Associated Press.
WAUKEHSHA. Wis. April 15.-Dr
Jos Shlmoon. a former student of Car- h u cbargea with mloappUca-
1 rioHeae. and who was a member J??... obstruction of the bank's
i- - anA vrho was a mcmuoi
- ro w" - - of th8 Jefferson Col-
of the 1903 class of the Jefferson u-
- -- - ..iitia vm nuraea w
lege wjJ PersU. ac-
dnneantJ Ss here. No date was
:.Zn in the report but It snows uim
gben in tne repo p&nl&
Dr Odmooa wm ahot
Turttw Vwi ht3 r0
o"i6 -' t b t u BaoW8 that
given to the rep ortwi Peia
Dr Shlmoon was snoiaj.
by TurKS w lT-"hu re-
Unedge u m
".-. .. ta w- beheaded.
eavios" he was
Are designed io strengthen
the federal status op
E OFFICERS AIT
Declare Funds "Shamefull) Utilized
And In Some Crtscs "Embezzled
Officers AIkmc Captain to
Get $i(M) Annual!
tly Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. April 1C Two
moro provisions designed to strength-
en tho federal status of the Natiounl
Guard was written In Senate bill today.
In tiie course of n debate enlivened
by charge's that federal funds pro
ldrd the guard has been thrown nway
foolishly and in some cases cmbc.
nt l onnntn n.lnntml nn nninnri
The attack on guard offlcera for the
uso of funds was made by Son. Dorad
in a speech opposing the Reed amend-
ment Tho senator declarod tho fS000000
available annually for tho ubc of. tho
guard undor the Dick militia law had
been "shamefully" utilized by officers
to tho exclusion of enlisted men and
thnt somo of It had been "embezzled"
Sen. Reed Pomorcno and others de-
fended the guardBmcn and tho federal
amendment was adopted 41 to 4.
Sen. Reed introduced an amendment
late today to provido schools to train
young men as reserve officers ror mo
navy and army. Tlio secretaries oi
war and navy would bo authorized to
dlvldo tho country Into from six to
twclvo districts each containing a
school for instruction of reservists
from fourteen to twenty years old. En-
listment would bo for ten years the
first four! (o bo spent in school and
tho rest In reserve
fiKCn-Nn FIGHT AT
PA DUAL DEEN REPORTED
Dy Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON April lfi-Sec. Lan.
sing pronounced tlio Mexican situa-
tion as unchanged in any respect this
morning unless tho official report of
tho Parral Incident disclosed a moro
grave situation. Thoro Is nothing to
indlcnto that there might bo any
change In tho near future.
Decauso of n lack of Information
from Parral officials aro inclined l to
doubt that Uio clash was nB sorlous
as nrsi reponou. ..
Stato Department aispaicnes irom
pi Piinn lodav refer to unconfirmed i
nflrt of second fight between tho
Mexicans and American troops at .Par-.
ml. Gen. Funston has telegraphed
thei war department that ho has not
lieara irom u. i .." """ mean that tho do lucio govirmmv - of MarmaduKo ArK. aurvne. uur-
daya but that ho was urging I erBiiing . lncjdont nH a closed ono . . . at Mount Zlon near
tQ rUf)h ft roport through of tho Par
MURDER YICTIM DCRIED.
Special to Tho Reporter.
WAXAHACHIE. April 15. The
body of A. Turner who was murdered
and robbed at Midlothian Thursday
night was buried here this afternoon.
No clew to tho murderers has been
found as yet
Transcript of Case.
Special to Tho Reporter
AUSTIN April 15. Tho record and
transcript of the caBo ot C. C QuIUin
Ln.ini of helnE an accompllco in
ii '-n.nnn r.r nniiiif" funds amount-
'''"'- . ionnectIon with Karl
- . j reached the district
DreJ cnrlmlnal dlBtrict COUrt and
cierU w Monday
believed the case will be heard the
A. New rating Plaa.
Special to The Reporter.
DALLAS April 15Under a pav-
ing plan outlined by Commissioner Ot.
be uowed live IS are towhch to payl
ifor navln? Instead ot two as at pres-4
to Lang tonigni proycuy ""T" "
': - swarastf s:
g qv TOBMp.
Dy The Associated rress.
DENA-ER. April 15. Records of the
j.(t Mprfnntllo National Dank of
Pueblo together with the alleged notes
and mortgages in me inai ""
court ot W D. Slaughter of Dallas
Tex. former president of totaUta-
d8 j D BswW uoi
"""!?. Rawllnga. of Dalhart
SZ having heeV'slgned by
JggX banb was a forgery as
a aueged mortgage
k cuy o
"'" aueged mortgage held by a
enk for -Jqoo e0verlag
Kansas l y dm m n
" Slaughter had
knowledge of alleged dealings.
KILLED kl PARRAL
EL PASO HEARS THIS ALTHOUGH
(.OVEHNHENT OPFH IALS RE-
FUSE Tt) TALK.
FIGHT Ofl A LARGE SCALE
Tvt Prbatc Messages Aro Rlcehel
Which Nunc In Alia Vppchciu
mJoii Gurlru Does Not llelieie
Serious Frlrtjon Cnullnp.
Dy the Associated Press.
KL PASO. April 1 15. A rvpert on
the i'nrral clash wis sent through
here to Washington by Consul Let
chcr of Chthuahmt "a copy also belli
sent to Funiiton. 0o eminent offic-
ials who saw this 'report refiibud to
It was intimated that the number of
Americans dead w-nt oer 6 whllo 10')
Mexicans were either killed or wound-
ed. Two private messages from Parral
Served to allay In some degree tho ap-
prehension which Iiiih Incroabcd
steadily with every hours' silence. Ono
message was received by an English
man with mining interests at Parral
It was from his wife and she said nil
was well. Tho second was received
by the American head of another Par
ral mining concern und said condi-
tions were moto tranquil.'
At tho same time unofficial repdrtg
from Mexican sources wero more
gloomy than at any tlnlo since the
first nowB wns made public by Gen
Obrcgon. One of tMeso was brought
by a Mexican superintendent of a
Parral mining plant. Ho said Ito had
positive knowledge the fighting had
been on a largo scale and that tho ma
Jorlty of Americans; were wiped out
It was inado by an. employe who had
wcrked Tor him 20 years.
With reports of uj serious dlsastot
suffored by American soldlcri co-Incident
with tho nrrlval at Columbus
of persons who brought Btorles oi
great military activity at the military
baso preparations ao evidently be-
ing mado for somq military move-
ment of unusual scope.
During tho last tojv uays uic cgn
sbTShlp hao b6Cnerwed down to the
last notch and nothing regarding th
military uffalrs has coma over tha
Tho sixth Infantry nnd parts oi
throo regiments stationed In Douglas
havo been ordered to preparo at an
timo to proceed ratlono and ammuni-
tion being sorved out last night. Th
nniv nvtiinnntinit offoreU bv officers ot
tho activity along tho border la that
"'" """ " .muoii In
" diploma tic crisis which
" itweaii Waablnetoii and
.... . ..
cavlra tho Carranza com-
.. '1-"' vJi v. '-- .i.mir.H i.i im-
P ?" " " --" ";; i would '
maintained that he had Ire-
colvcd no jne8saK0 aa t0 t0 Parra in-
Wcn nn omiBSlon which ho took to
and of no particular significance
NO VERDICT AS YET
Smith Jury Had 'ot Reported a Ver-
dict &'. Midnight Saturday.
The Jury in the case of tho State
vorsus F. K. Smith wmcu nau me a L- Austin ana nis uu u w aw-
caso placed In Its hands Friday after- nstian raid during the bandit raids
noon had not Drougni m a veruiti ui
midnight last night. 'Xbe jury repori-
ed Saturday morning that It Blood
nine to three and was ordered hack
to consider tho caso further
Smith was charged with assault
with Intent to murder growing out
of the wounding of Marvin Smith at
Merkel some weekB ago. prosecutor In the trial of raui v. uaa
This term of the local district court iey ana wf0. charged with the mur-
closed Saturday. Court will open at j6r of Sheriff Jake Giles of Deaumont
Albany Monday morning lor me r?B-
TAYLOR COUNTY FOR
THEN FOREVER AFTER;
NIX ON NEW MEXICO
"Yes. sir. you can Just put it down
that Taylor county looks like the Gar .
den of Eden to us.
That was the sentiment expressed
Thursday morning by J. C Carnea ana
R. H. Yarborough who with D- C. Me-
darls returned Wednesday afternoon
from a four-months' wagon trip thru
the Plains country of New Mexico.
They went over there to look things
over and they weren't very weu
pleased with what they saw.
"It's awful" said Mr Carnes. MIJ
asked a good many people how in tha
world they made a living and they
said they came back into Texas and
picked cotton. It it wasn't tor the
I .-! .i ..i .A. ..- .
UiUViem uicjiu ia..B w.s. "".
Mr Carnea la now looking for
place in Taylor county.
FUN'STON RECEIVES JtEPORT SAT.
URDAY FROM GEN'. PERSHING
GIVING DETAILS OF RATTLE
40 MEXICANS WERE KILLED
Rttltle Dmt From Cnrrnnzn Tlio
I rgent Recommendation That
Anicrlrnn Troops Do Willi.
drawn at Once.
Ily Tho Associated Prqss.
SAN ANTONIO April 1C It was
an "uhprovdkvd attack" on unarmed
American soldiers who had reached
Parral merely to buy supplies that
precipitated tho action between tho
McxIcnnB nnd Americans thcro Wed-
nesday according to nn official report
from Pershing. This roport was tho
first official roport that has beer re-
ceived which drew from Carrauza the
urgent recommendation that American
troops be withdrawn and tho brief
It confirmed tho report of Letcher
from Chihuahua Thursday. Pershing
sent his roport In duplicate from Sat-
ovo 90 miles southeast ot Parrnl. It
report from the troops yet In tho vicin-
ity of Parral until today .and upon Us
appeared that ho did not receive a
receipt ho forwarded hl4 report to
Funston. Ho said that part of tho
soldiers leaving thotr nrmB in Uho
camp outsldo tho town pntnred to buy
food. They wero fired on and retreat
ed to th amp. Tho troops thoro
moved forward to moot tho Mexicans
who were pursuing the. retreating
troops and bogan n shni'ii tiro killing
forty Mextwilis. Two Ami-'mu sold-
tqro were MUcd. i ml of tlio
wounded whether a-ai'i ttif Amer-
icans oc MoxiCarto was made. Tlio
troops wero a detachment ot tho 10th
and It was Indicated that they wore
commanded by Col. W. C. Drown.
IlORREP. CASE CONTINUED.
Special to Tho Reportor.
LOCKHAUT April 10. Tho murdor
trial of Will Dorrer chargod with
shooting Kmuiott ChamborB was de-
layed for tho second tlmo by doath in
court circles. The caso was prev-
lously contlnuod twhon District At
torney Iwory was aincKon.
tho Jury nil picked and wltncneos In
court room tho trial was delayed to-
day when tho mother of the leading
attorney for tho defonso died auddon-
ly. Tho caso was continued to tho
fall term nnd ball sot at $10000 by
Judgo Roberts. Tho ball was made.
Mother Dies In Artanm.
DIshop A. Ford ot this city has re-
ceived news of tho death of his moth-
er at Llttlo Rock. ArR. April 12.
Mrs. Marietta Ford was CO years of
nen nml was born In Iuderdalc Tenn.
mnvlne to Llttlo Dock In 1BQ0 TIlKO
mn."Z"rt 'ouZ wi.; iu
nho nn d. A. Ford of Abilene and
ttiai Dennis Ford of Llttlo Hock:
d onQ dnUKitor. Mrs. Martha Stone
Wvnne. Ark. Mr Ford's mnuy friends
hero will oxtend sympathy
AUSTIN MURDERERS ARE
TO ILVNG ON FIUDAY MAT 19.
rir Tho Associated Press.
nnowNSVlLLB. Tex. April lb
District court today set Friday. May
19th as the dot for the Hanging oi
ins rtnonroBtra and Melaulades Chapa
who were convicted of the murder of
or last Bummer.
SHERIFFS EMPLOY MAT1IIS.
Special to The Reporter.
HOUSTON. April 15-The Sheriffs
Association of Texas has employed
Jonn m. Mathls of Drenbam as special
at Checotan OKia. some wcb bru.
wnrrr.n tmve HTTAItDSMEN
SWEAR TO OBEY PBES.' ORDERS
Dy Tbe Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. April 15To furl
thPr strenethen the federalization ot
ik. .niiitin tha Rpnato todav amend.
ed the armv reorganization bill to re
quire guardsmen to taice an oam iu
obey the orders of the president aa
well as the Governor or meir smic.
AT.VATJARO CO. SAYS
V PASO. April 15.-Prlvate mea-
'! todav in tha Alvarado ComDany
ttom parral said that the losses to
li3 Dian there were "enormous" and
ased the authorization to take steps
to protect its mines.
GRAYE CONCERN FELT
j-QR COMMUNICATION LINE
rjy The Associated press
COLUMBUS. N. U4 April IS. Grave
concern Is felt for the safety of the
American line of communications at
headauartera here today.
I Every precaution is being taken to
keep the line intact and motor trucks
.i..5j i.i i ...n.nnnn he
mien "'m """""i """ f "".'
a ward The reason baa not beea
IU- S. IS WILLING TO NEGOTIATE
WITH CARRANZA FOR RECALL
OF TROOPS FROM MEXICO SOON
FIELD DAY OF
ANNUAL EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE
MONDAY TUESDAY AND WEI).
JXE.SDAY OP THIS WEEK
AT 3:30 P. H.
Eunts Will Take Place Aflcr School
Each Afternoon; Mini) Athletic
Contests Aro lt ho Staged
The United States government Is will-
ing to give assurance that tho troops
Tho annual Field Day exorcises of IJ1 bd withdrawn "within a roason-
tho Abllono public schooln will bo able time" or as soon ns it is osUb-
hold Monday. Tuesday and Wednos Hshcd definitely that Villa has roach-
day afternoons beginning at 3:30
each day. Tho school children havo bettor by carranza. rncso poinw.u
ordered fair woather for tlio occasion. beCnmo known wero discussed fully
Tho following events will bo hold yesterday The presidents advisors
on tho dayn named; are said to have agreed on this In
Monday. tho belief that it would mako strong-
100 yard dnnh; SS0 yard run; ono or tho chances for gottlng Villa
mllo run; 220 yard hurdles. i A reply to Carranza is complotod
Tuesday.' 'and is expected to go forward in a
220 ynrd dashj 440 yard dash; 120 very short tlmo.
yard daBh: 120 yard hurdles; ono. Meanwhile pursuit of Villa by tlio
mllo relay i
12-nound hammer throw: 12.pound
shct-put; 4 1-2 pound 0lcur. throw;
polo vault; running high Jump; run-
nlng broad jump.
Tho girls' cventn will be huld Tucs-
Interost In Field Day heretofore has
always been good and It Ih expected
to bo good this week. I
STRICT CENSORSHIP ON
TIIE MEXICAN LAND LINES
Dy Tho Associated Press.
EU PABU TCX. April lU.UIUCiai goverumuiii. win u -'"'"" ";
advices on thq Parral Incident aro the Idea that such an agreement
anxiously awaited horo today. Rep- would strengthen Carranza' at boae
resontatlves of mIiiInR'ccihpoiiIoBherniiinlliiit'ih;rBnio'tlweake'eMWr the
havo reason fo'bellavothat tlio Mex- task of gottlng Villa
leans nftor tho Parral fight vented Thq lines of communication of Die
their vengcanco on tho American troops materially havo boon length-
property In that vicinity. enqd to tho point where sending aup-
It Is imposslblo to get any definite plies has becomo difficult and It la
Information hero however on no- bellovod that It would bo oxtremely
count of tho strict censorship on tho hazardous.
Mexican land lines. Apprehension 1st No m8patcho3 wero given out cx-
felt for tho safety of Amorlcans nnd copt frora Qon punston saying ho had
othor forelgnorrt In Parral. Among 0 nonrii from Pershing for throe
Uiobo who aro known to uo moro is
Miss Dunning a Methodist mission-.
Joe Horta Dies.
Spial to The Reporter.
known sho'oal s'aVrn Dallas "and
West Texas died suddenly nore io-
niifht Tin worked aa usual touay.
MRS. RUST SELLS STORE
1rmIlFi-ui i nn ivpnnn
AT MERKEL TO J. A. GRA1FORD
. las an evidence of wide-spread dls-
Speclal to The Reportor. f pun)ose of tue expedl-
MERKEU Tex.. tori3fcltonorbaA believed even more ser-
nesa deal has been clMed wh ereby claghe8 tQ h& pect6d t
SdrfuBrbeiresVe0pCropefrtyroi J thought it would have dratted every
lid; wnfbemanaSb" H'sh ;-I atlll hope" Daker mM. ''that
5d formerly qf SuM.rho with his tho reports of tho I"al inc dent-are
wife will make their home In Merkel. exaggerated and that It will prove
w" !" .. Lv nrt inn.Ar in hus- to have been local and accIdentaL"
n. UU( OluiwuB- -"""".
will continue to resiae nere.
KaiHS at CorpHB Chrlstl.
Special to the Reporter. c
CORPUS CI iwuni. Apr w-. "-
farmers in this section wero wau?
happy today by rains which fell over
Creedwoor "Wipe Oat
Special to The Reporter.
r. r.mn( a..ii ir Pi-Mcnllv the
oHf VftWn nt Preedmoor 15 miles
e?lrcn . dZroW f&ur-
BUUIU U4 nwi -- -
Av bv re. The loss will
20000 with partial Insurance.
IP rflnPfirnil illlllnl
WILL HAVE TO HURRY
Tha nuestlon as to whether or not
Taylor county gets a farmers' short
course In agriculture this year must
(be decided within the next five days.
Ant Minear stated Saturday that
he had only five days in which to get
the signatures of one hundred farmers
beads of families asking for the short
course. Unless this petition is up in
time there can be no farmers' school
in tho -nimtv this year
Last year at Buffalo Gap the farm-
. ohnr course nroved a great suc
cess. The farmers were Immensely
pleased with it ana goi mucu wutm
therefrom. It wr oco ox m
lareoW attended courses neitt m me
matter should am the agent at ooce.
WILSON UNDERSTOOD TO
HAVE REPLY VIRTUALLY
READY OFFICIAL WORD
RECEIVED ON PARRAL BATTLE.
Ily Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON rtAprll llC. Presid
ent Wilson has decided to Inform Car-
lunzn In response to his request for
the withdrawal of American troops
thnt tho United Stntcs will negotiate
for an ngrccment nlong these lines.
The United States government is
willing to ngrco to fix a limit on tho
dlfitntlco tho American troops now pur.
suing Villa shall proceed and to mako
that limit not tuticii raruicr soutn
1 than tho troops have already gone.
ed a point wlioro ho can bo doait witn
American troops will contlnuo Wco.
Dakor outlined this In a formal stato-
Tho status of the expedition Into
Mexico is ns It was at the beginning
n cordlnl co-operation with tho do
rncto government ot Mexico." ho said
"That co-oporatlon contlnuod nnd tho
expedition continues. There has boon
no cinnKo in the order and nono Is in
Dakor and other officials laid Btress
on tho fact that tho co-oporatlon ot
Carranzn's TroopB was regarded m aa
Important clement and negotiations
"for nn agreement witn tne ao cj
j Funston said ho was trying to
authentic report oC what had
occured at Parral. Much importance
is attached to his roport In view ot
tho negotiations with Carranza. Al-
--"'- todTv "oTa second al
tho tho long delay and tho uncon-
tnek on the Americans near Parral
-"- ' " r- i;r:: r;
" ." -."z . ;. ...
uro to recelvo an official report thus
far indicates that tho Amorlcan com-
mander has merely been unable to get
faack f R0 md vowed lt
. .. .naoMno. tho atata
wj nuu .". ..-
department regarding tbe Parral case
came from consuls at Mexico City and
"-"- "rSiffih. tal
"-- JlTr i-Vlin- fcVk
v.uk .. --"..
been little impressed by it.
Aa a matter of fact the only reports
giving a serious turn to the Outbreak
and to which officials can attach any
Importance are those furnished
Thursday by the Mexican embassy. In
these two messages one signed by
Carranza and tbe other by hls foreign
minister tbe Incident Is used aa an
argument in nenati or me proposals
that American troops be withdrawn.
The telegrams do not present exactly
the same account and give so little
details that no conclusion con he bas-
ed on them
x Sec. Lanalnr claimed to anawe
these messages and deal with the Par-
ral Incident aa entirely a aparata
matter from the negotlatioaa glowing
out of the request for the withdrawal
of. the Americans.
Carranza'a charge that the Ameri-
can commander violated hla ordera
and sought to take the town Is a ser-
ious one and officials believe it grew
out of imperfect knowledge. Offic
ial reports reaching the border seem
to confirm that view.
It la possible that the opinions of
military observers and Gen. Funstoa
and Gen. Pershing already have bea
sought by the state department la
preparation of the reply.
Movements of Carranza. troops la
and about the region in which the
Americana are operating are si'ag
carefully checked by tha general staff
and Gen. Funston la traasaiUtlag la-
formation aa fast aa poibl. It aaay
be or use to Wllsoa'a advlmra la
reaching a coaclustoa aa to the aWU
ity oC Carraasa forees to aexry an
Il. ro.ni Iamu a urnr out
Talexleo whtc tne corpa wm j
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