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Phones :-Editorial 2414
Business 960


VOL. XXVI. No. 122.

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1' inNu11 fien "oior1 ''u{ty l
_'lection of the alumni melrmb)crs ofl
R'>! TIEPOII'r1 E ')l Be SITFuEX Tau [etta Pi, national honor engineer-
ing frateri ty, was completed yeste-
day. The men chosen were:
' T I ( K Prof. J. E. Emswiler, Ann Arbor.
R. C. Gemmell, '84E, Salt Lake City.
"ENG SHMAN SUNK" LLOYD . C. Mrshall, '93, Detroit.
ESProf. 11. P. Merrick, '98E, Ann Ar- t
68 Survivors Accounted for From Do.. L. F. Morehouse. 97E, New York.
. didiedOn Liner HI)IriIoI 1-1 C. Ripley, 70E, Detroit.a
C. 11. Spenser, '96E, Washington, D. C
front L31,ii1C.m,
C .
.Prof. A. H. White, '93, '04E, Ann Ar-
Lond0on, March 24.-A cross channel br
passenger boat bound from Folkstone R. P. Lamont, '91E, and G. If. Benz-
to Dieppe reported to be the steamer enburg, who wetd elected last year.
Suftex was torpedoed off Peachy Head but were unable to be initiated at that d
this afternoon, time. will be initiated with the newly V
The vessel carried 380 passengers eiccd'n~ex husay
with a crew of 40, mostly French, un- exT
der the command of Captain Mouffet
A few of the passengers were Brit- R o Germans
ish. The continental traffie office of_
the Brinton railroad says that acord- Beate
cording to reports received by it all 1
persons on board the Suffex nere
saved. At 10:30 p. m. the suffex was Telegrams from (general Smuts Sady c
still afloat and in charge of a tug. 'elitons Were Dislodged from a
No official reports have been received PositionI c
of the attack. ,
The steamer Englishman of the Do- London, Mar. 24.-Telegrams to the
minion Line has been sunk, accord- war office from General Smuts, in e
ing to Lloyd's. it. is stated that thus charge of the British forces in Ger- n
far 69 survivors have been accounted man East Africa, indicate that the s
for. The Englishman sailed from German forces were dislodged from
Portland, Maine, February 17 for St. defensive positions on the Lumi river c
Nazaire and Amonmouth. The steam- and the Kitzo hill by operations from a
er was a vessel of 5,257 tons. Sh'e March 7 to 12. They receded to posi- s
was built in 1892 at Belfast. tions in the big forest along the Ruwa n
Another Danish steamship, the river. On March 19 there was bush U
Christianssund has been sunk. Hler fighting in the vicinity of Kahe, the t
entire crew of 22 men was saved. enemy stubbornly resisting. On the b
The British steamer Fulmar also has twentieth a British force occupied t
been sunk; 18 members of her crewAr2usha. i
were saved. -
...tch Hear H a'
Tiring In Channel 0
Evidences of Activity of Kaser's prtat Naial Iig in Progres I,
Fleet Felt by Etigiish Belief of Flushing Corre-. t
London, March 24.--It is the feeling
here that Germany is contemplating a Amsterdam, March 24. --Flushing
great combined sea and air raid on corresondents of Amsterdam news-
Englndl. In the North sea there has papers today reported sounds of heavy
been activity for several (lays. The fire in the channel from the direction
belief is that final touches have been of Ostend and Westend. Incoming
put on the German fleets of Zeppelins, skippers report that the flashes of gun
cruisers, destroyers, and submarines. f bl th o nd

1. T. m ne, of 'olitical Seience De,
pHrIi4iii '1 .1's lIle Has N othing
hult N'otes
STRAW 1 0 E, IVV tY PE 0'P11E l'.VOR l)l
In reflutation of the statement made
by political parties in Ann Arbor that
lhe new charter has been written al-
eady and pigeonholed in the office of
university professor, Prof. R. T.
Crane, of the political science depart-
,ent, gave out the following interview
"I am glad to have the opportunity
o deny the rumors published yester-
Jay. The 'university professor' on
whose desk the new charter for the
itv is said to be reposing is doubt-
ess myself, r'he rumor is probably.
hased on the fact that I have been
vorking on the city charter and the
fm1inisirat ion of city affairs for the
ast three years. I was asked in 1913
>y a sub-committee composed of the
ity clerk, the city attorney, and an
alderman, and representing a joint
cnomittee of the council and civic as-
ociation to make a thorough investi-
;ation of the operation of the city gov-
rnment and to report with reconi-
[(endations. The joint committee dis-
olved, and I have since continued the
work without authority, but with the
cordial and very kind co-operation of
number of city officials. As a re-
ult of the conclusions arrived at from
my investigat iOns 1I have made notes
n changes on the charter that seem
o me desirable. That is the only
basis for the charge that the new char-
er is already drafted and only wait-
ug to be forced on the charter com-
mission after election.
"So far from anything\ being forced
Du the commison by myself or a y-
ne else, 'y own oplnion is that all
f the rundne uetin a to the
ype of government to ht, incorporat-
d in the (harter should be submitted
o a straw vote by the people before
.ny draft is made of the new charter.
fven when the draft is conp1lete(l it
must be ubitted to the people."
Sl'rrin ' lant, Now ,N, Expected lto
halt IMosvmemints

Cemical Society
fHolds Initiation
Ihi Lmbd.I.'piloii1HoolraryOr..
New Mieu
Phi Latinbda Upsilon, national hon
orary cholical 1 society, held an initia-
ion for 11 new men last night in the
chemistry building.
The neophytes were C. W. Reade
17.E, I. H. Dunbrook, '17, A. 1.
Hastings, '17, E. A. Thomas, '17E, I.
W Sheldon, '17E, J. . Schmidt, '16E,
P. C. Wheeler, '16E. H. 0. Andrew,
'16,. W. T. Isbell, grad, L. G. Hulbert,
'17E, and L. C. 'Boynton, '16.
Election to the society is based for
the most part on scholarship in chem-
istry and allied subjects. A banquet
will be held in the near future. .
Prohibition to Be Given in Law Build-t
o LaW Building Monday
Six men have been chosen to appear
in the final of the annual prohibitionl
contest, which will be held at 7:30c
o clock next Monday night in room Bt
of the law building. These men aret
C. P. Anderson, '17, C. E. Hutton, '17,t
and W. M. ,Hopkins. '17, who wereE
selected from the five contestants int
the second preliminary contest, heldr
yesterday afternoon, and G. ,D. Casto,
grad.,J. 1R. Simpson. '18, and H. B.
'reegaiden, '17, who were chosen att
the first preliminary Thursday night.1
The winner of this contest will speakf
in the Slate Prohobition contest at
Ypsilanti, April 21.
Rev. F. Lester Smith, of Detroit, tot
Speak Tomorrow '
Rev. E. Lester Smith, pastor of thec
Central Methodist Episcopal church,1
Detroit, will speak at 7:30 o'clock to-e
morrow night in the Methodist church,
under the auspices of the Weslyant
.uild. 1
The Reverend Mr. Smith, who has at
brilliant record as the pastor of thet
Woodward Avenue M. E. church, ist
well known to many Michigan stu-
dents, and was prominent in the Eastl
before coming to Detroit. Arrange-
ments have bee made for special mu-1
sic. Dr. Gerald Strong will play a
violin solo.
Adiiralty Declares Tubantia Was notl
Victim of English
London, March 24.-The admiralty
declared positively that there were no
British mines anywhere near the
Dutch steamship Tubantia, nor any
British submarines or other British
warships in the neighborhood. The
only British connection with the Tn-
bantia, the admiralty says, was that
her distress signals were received at
HIarwich, whence destroyers hastened
to help.
Premier Asquith and Lloyd George
Believed at Odds
London, Mar. 24.-Rumor in the lob-
by of the house of commons was busy
with the discussion of a possible cab-
inet crisis over the question of the en-
listment of married men. According

to some reports, David Lloyd George
desires compulsion of all men of
military age, while Premier Asquith is
opposed to any such measure.
The London morning papers all dis-
cuss the recruiting difficulties at great
length. The Times takes the lead'ing
place as the advocate of universal
compulsion; the Chronicle, -on the
other hand, supports the government's
present position.
an Church
[ivision Streets
A. Barrett
ay, 10:30 A. M.
The Vitality of Faith'.'
e Classes at Noon



Military Writers Interpret Attack as
Part of German Assault
on City
Paris, Mar. 24.-Interest in the sit-
uation before Verdun is centered to-I
day on the Argonne, the wooded re-I
gion to the west of the,Meuse, wheref
artillery and infantry activity has been a
in progress coincident with the opera-
tions nearer to the fortress, by which
appareitly lesser operations to thet
west have been overshadowed.
Although the public attention has
been directed less to these Argonne
operations, military vriters recognizef
that they are as much of a part of
the general plan against Verdun asc
the more obvious ihovements furtherr
east, since the ability of the Germans
to cut the French lines here wouldI
mean flanking movements against thea
fortress of Verdun itself.,
The French artillery was used in-j
tensively today against the Germanc
line of communication all through the
eastern part of the Argonne region asr
well as against the Malancourt and
Avancourt to the east. It is in these.
woods that the Germans are now en-
trenched awaiting an opportunity to1
continue their flanking movements.1
The French guns have continued
their bombardments of these regionst
throughout the night. In conjunction
with the cannonading of the Malan-~
court sector last night the French ex-
ploded a mine near Hill 285 and oc-
cupied the crater.
Another explosion of a French mine
today close to Dauquois was followed
by a lively German attack in which
the Germans gained a foothold in the
first line of the French trenches, but
a counter-attack quickly drove themt
out again, the Frencjb taking some 30
On the eastern bank of the MeuseI
there were only intermittent bombard-
British Reorganize Egyptian Force
London, Mar. 24.-A reorganization
of the British forces in Egypt, fol-
lowing a satisfactory turn of affairs
for the British there, has been effected,
it was officially announced this even-
ing. General Sir E. Murray has as-
sumed full command in Egypt.
U. S. Kick May Bring Blockade Reform
London, Mar. -24-As a result of
complaint from the United States and
other neutrals over the delay to which
shipping suffers from the operation
of the blockade, the government s
appointed a board to recommend re-
Roosevelt Returns from West Indies
New York, Mar. 24.-Colonel Roose-
velt arrived home tonight from a six
weeks' tour of the British and Dan-
ish West Indies. He refused to say
anything about presidential policies,
but did, however, talk voluminously
about the Mexican situation.

Americans From Casas Grandes Say
Pershimg Moves Troops on Lines
South of There
Galveston, March 24.-Followers of
Francisco Villa are closing on Ta-.
pico, one of the chief Mexican ports
from the west and south, according to
advices received here today. The ap-
proach of the bandits has caused great
concern in the oil field of Panuco and
the city of Tampico and Americans at
these places are endeavoring to leave
the country.
According to advices received here
from Vera Cruz the armies of Felix
Diaz and Zapata which have been op-
erating in southern Mexico for
months have united in the state of
Morales, 100 miles south of Mexico City.
It was said that a deserter from Diaz's
army brought the news to Vera Cruz
and declared that 'the united armies
would march direct on Mexico City if
some strong Carranza force did not
intercept them. The combined forces
are reported to be 10;000.
The dispatcher declared that the
fighting about Puebla had beeA ferc
and that many men on both sides were
lost. Diaz appears to have a great
number of cannon and eventually su
ceeded in driving the opposition from
the little state.
Carranza has a strong force be-
tween Cuernavaca and Mexic City and
it is ielieved that the deciding battle
will be fought within the next few
Washington, March 24.-With dis-
qu6ieting reports from Mexico officially
denied from all sources, administra-
tion officials settled ,down again to-
night to await word that Villa and his
bandits had been killed or captured
by American or Mexican troops.
The apprehension aroused by re-
ports that the Carranza garrisdn at
Chihuahua City had joined the bandits
had completely subsided. While Con-
gress still heard talk of rumors of im-
pending border disturbances, the
White Clouse, and the State, and War
Departments were satisfied that noth-
ing had arisen beyond the border to
justify additional military precaution,
No confirmation had reached the
War department of advices to General
Calles, Carranza governor of Chihuy-
hua, that Villa was surrounded by
columns of Mexican and American
troops near Namiquipa. Today passed
without messages of other than rou-
tine character from General Funston
or other army officers on the border.,
It was noted at the War department,
however that General Funston placed
some credence in unofficial reports
that General Pershing's troops al-
ready had met and engaged th ban-
dits. Since the American border com-
mander is in a position to know thE
exact whereabouts of the Americar
columns pursuing the bandit, his opin-
on in this connection has great weight


London may be mistaken, but news ing the night. They said they believed
is expected that the "Germans are out" an important naval fight was going on. jraMah 21.---Savage
and that the long expected attempt ing is going on at Jacobstadt, 35 miles
to bring about "der tag" has been
launched. ?EXPORTS WILL BE WATCHED southeast"of Piga, where the Russians,
The German fleet has recently made IESEusing liquid lire and artillery, are bat-
a couple of short dashes - practice --~ ring in the German salient. At the
runs-outside of Heligoland. Now and Cartridges from This Country May Be same time the Slavs are attacking vig-
then destroyers have slipped from .Ised Against Soldiers orously at Fried reichstadt, west of Ja-
Antwerp. Their presence outside of ..cobstadi, and at Illuxt. to the south.
the harbor has been felt by British Washington, D. C., Mar. 24. -Alarm- General Kuropatkin s aim aparcntly
shippin . ~ ed by the reports of heavy shipments is to squeeze von Hindenburg out of
It is known that since the first ot ~o ammunition for Mexico, which have this important salient by threats of
March many mines have been set adritt been started since the Villa massacre, enselopement, forcing the retirement
by the Germans in the North sea, Inthe government has started much clos- o mthe whole German line from Riga
the last week Zeppelins have been or scrutiny of exports, and the treas- to Dvinsk, on a front of 140 miles.
observed over the North sea, possibly ury department is taking more time The success of this offensive will
bent upon scouting expeditions. Their in granting permits to take arms and remove the German threat against
ammunition across. iiga and Dvinsk and handicap von
ascertain movements of the British In the last six months of 1915 not Hindenburg in any aggressive cam-
fleet. Germn sea planes have reached less than 36,000,000 cartiridges went paign he may undertake on the Rus-
the coast of England in swonting fights. across the Rio Grande with the knowl- I4sian front.
edge of the United States customs ofli- I Despite optimstie statements from
DR. CAYNE, *VETERA OF fiCVI cers. In January of this year Mexico some sources, best informed critics
obtained 3,100,000 cartridges, and !here do not consider Kuropatkin's at-
W1AR, l)A)IN I'NN SYiVA TA1700,000 pounds of explosives. tacks the beginning of a great Rus-
I Tn t 19l1 thflp Unitd t. t sian offensive. The spring thaw, due

Towanda, Pa., Mar. 24. -1)r. E
Cayne, Harvard, '81, distinguished a
a surgeon during the Civil war, die
here this afternoon. lHe was surgeo
on the gunboat Congress when tha
vessel and the Cumberland were sun
by the Merrimac in Hampton Roads i
1862. One hundred men were hille
on the Congress and 30 wounded me
were brought ashore by Dr. Cayne. Th
next day he witnessed the battle be
tween the Monitor and the Merrimac-.


in c oier, ii, Le un e a LAe
d imposed an embargo on the shipment within possibly a fortnight, is expected
s of munitions to Mexico, and at the to impede artillery movements and
d same time granted to Carranza's gov- 1Jree a lull in the fighting on the north-
n ernment permission to get these mu- ern front.
t nitions, the purpose of the double ac-' ----
k tion being to bar the American muni- Rusia Phinning to Levy Income Tax
n tions from Villa and other brigands
sd opposing Carranza. PetrOgruad, Mar. 24.-The new in-
n It is only a few days since 700,000 come tax bill, which is pending in the
e rounds were reported to be on the way huma, provides an assessment of six-
to General Calles, Carranzista govern-
or of Senora, and 300,000 rounds were rubles, up to 12 1-2 per cent on
sent across without delay. incomes of 400,000 rubles.
Ei Marshall lmpeacliuement Trial Is Open
« ashington, ).( C., March 24. The P resby ten
y judiciary committee of tme house de-
A cided yesterday to hold open hearings Huron and D
s beginning today on impeachmentI
of charges against District Attorncy Leonard .
S. Snowden Marshall of New York,
a brought by Representative Buchanan'
of Illinois. Martin W. Littleton, New Theme: "Doubt-
d York attorney, has' been called by
d the committee as the first witness, on University Bibl
reauest of Mr. Buchanan;

Weather for Ann Arbor and vicin-
ity-warmer with variable winds."
7:30 o'clock - Upper Room Bible
class meets, 444 S. State stret.
8:00 o'clock - Nippon club meets,
Newberry hall.
9:00 o'clock-Michigan Union dance,
Michigan Union.
7:30 o'clock-Monthly meeting of
Mtichgan State Normal College Cliub,
Newberry hall.
2:30 o'clock-Polonia Literary Cir-
cle meets, MoMillan hall.
2:30 o'cloek=Cosinopolitan Club
meeting, Unitarian church. -
7:30 o'clock--H. Lester Snith speaks
Iethodist church.

Say Pershing Uses Mexican Raili
El Paso, Mar. 24.-Mexican Con
Andres Garcia announced tonight t
the Mexican wires had been cut
tween Casas Grandes and Madera a
for that reason General Gavira
Juarez was without any further
formation regarding the reported fig
ing around Namiquipa.
It had been reported etrlier t
General Pershing was using the Me
can Northwestern Telegraph lines
the south for his military dispatcl
What is said to be confirmation
reports that General "ershing obtai
permission to use the Mexican r
way lines south 01 Casas Grandes
brought to El PaQ today by Americ
arriving front (afsas Grandes.
Pershing itggad to have sent
troop trains -c Ajuaje, Chihuahua,
an effort to ,ut off Villa's flight sou
ward. Ajudie is north of the destro
Cumbras tunnel. Two troop mc
,.ontinued on Page Six)


Norfolk, Va,, March 24. -Possibilit
that the British gruiser C unmberlamI
might have met with disaster wa
seen by marine men in the findingc
several log books marked "H. M.
Cumberland" on the North Carolin
shore near Chicomicomico.
The Cumbeiland. is a protecte
cruiser of 9,800 tons displacement an
hn a main battery of 14 6-inch guns.

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