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MONDAY. MARCH 13, 1916.
PLATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
AN ARMY OF
(it-rural Funston Calls for Four More
Ilegimcnts to 1'atrol the
AEROPLANES WILL BE USED
Army Men in Full Command of Cam
jiuin, and New Mexico and
Texas Volunteers Beady.
r::i:ni.T. actual lladlk
:.(, lex., .'iacn i--
av;11 not pi'
will direct the irvading ex-
2 J-. . v : 1 1 ! -:i from Fort .Sam Hons- J
: :.. Vv'a.-hinprton has ir.dieat
'. .. i: is :at?d here, that Briga--
General John J. Pershing, -
i - n.mar.dir.ir the Eighth brigade,
v. i.h headquarters at E! Paso.
- wiil command troops in the field.
- Tne actual movement of -l-
tr;.-ps into Mexico. General v
- Ku:;.-tcn slated tonight, may not
- g-. : ar.uv-r way for two or three 'I'
ilay.-. r until additional troops ---
aie concentrated In the border J-
- Utnvst secrecy ij bdr.g main-
ta::.-d r-.-gardir.g the size of y
J .. Iltior.ary force, its
:". .'.-ma: ar.d points of entry, v
V trr i
I- X. . 7 a
. N... 7. a
"- is r. v i
g oi tile second en
ttalion, Field iiv.-pital
i A ir.hu la ?ice eoranar.v J
of Fort jam Houston.
progtcss. hut de.-tir.a- l
is suppre. sed. The first aero
uadron is packing and prob
!y wii! gtt away ttnight.
V..,hir.irt..T., March The Ameri-
tr-.v t..r-Jer alter
he an armv of
to 1 ".'''. J me:., the war dv-part-
eiievid. after receiving late
hes from Major Genotal
:-. a -hire for more troops. Funs
for four ad.iitic.-nal it-gl-
- - '--
1 dvrtv or: the border.
!:.vaa. it wa
.. that Fua.rt'n
aay m -re t ha. a
vay : eq aire-: th
ho Ur.ited State.
e tie part
is r.ot going to
es than military
..t hi vdll call on
1- ar .-to', s !. M v:: : r' -Vf-fiJ iv
tor; s re'.-.. .
.t- i'f cr.v
re to cone'.-:
' to the horcier.
tc ih i t- imme'ii
helievv.l at fi-vt
need no n.o-e
w i a '
ooo t() s,fi'ii m.'.r.. This
:-ft f- m 1 ! .('!.' to lP...!if!
th. border, a iiurr.Wr
to jruard arainit sur
ra .-catterc-d bandits.
ia!'i;' to l.",()00 men
t katdly a eorporal's
r-.;;e rai i f
ia hi air of the
w ul.i havt' left
C"t.a;I to patrol the r: cct stretch
Nebraska Troopers (ioin.
In rcpot.se to FuastonV request,
Get.eral Fcott f-rd-ai'y
Fi- w-nth from Fo:
i the First eav
' "eiiforr.ia; the
i Fo-t Robinsor.,
- for the border,
t r ...-.s id the boi -i
to aiport it to
.. t r.T:'unced.
I at Fort Myer,
a: -on re port .i it
: : ai Scott.
a- i th Twelfth fr'-m
N-b.. t leave at o .-.
If any forces hav.
d . r, Fans ten has faih-tin-
I'epartmen.t, it v..
"The Fifth re;-irati
Va.. will be ftr.t if Ft.
c-eniial," said Geac
Thi i'erimont wii,
move because its t
l.ca'iquartc-rs are at
scattere i in C'hicae-o a.
t.e the last to
o. . although
'. J t Myer, are
j'.a-in t-i.t- are in
a i wiil leave at
The three othe
i oa-iine.- - toni'rht
To I'se Aeroiiaiu-s.
"ic al Fun. ton d hected the first
rop'are 5'juudro:. to recced to Co
The doa.y in movir.? across the bor-d-r
i.- consequent from mobilization
t,f forces and suj piics over a distance
t i kj'i m.;e.- aio.; ii.e noru-?r ariu
presumably from some distance in
land, it was said r.t the department.
Supi'Iies. as well as men, must be
tu-hed to conctritration points. The
T:rablcm c r providing sulhciont water
for a drive into the arid wasi.es below
the border line is extremely difficult.
The first frerh water below Colum-
u is a lake of ,-orne miie distant, the
supply from which is moe or less
spasmodic. General Villa already has
a -head start' of 100 rn'des at least.
State department messages jriven
th" war (h'prrtrrer.t located Villa at
LaArccncion, juit 100 miles below the
On Verge of a Drive.
Funston's request for the additional
cavalry regiments for patrol duty ap
parently means he is on the verge of a
drive which will require guarding of
the border after the American forces
start across. The request is signifi
rant, too, by reason of the prospective
American plan to grant Carranza the
! isrht to cross into the United States
in pursuit of Villa whenever no Ameri
can soldiers are available, but with
the idea that patrols shall actually
make any such crossing unnecesssry.
Secretary Baker? denied there was
:-ny shortage of ammunition.
One point that stood out above all
ethers in the developments, was the
fact that the administration regards
the Mexican situation as a "practical
affair." And in the settlement of it
Major General Frederick Funston
stands, out as the man who will act
the single and sols authority in
charge. Whatever Funston does or
has done will receive the whole
hearted backing and sanction of Presi
dent Wilson, Secretary Lansing, Sec
letary Baker and the general staff of
the United States army.
This statement was authorized by
Secretary of War Baker.
Funston Is Supreme.
Besides directing all action taken,
General Funston will be the sole judge
regarding the publication of news
from the border ar.d from Mexico.
War department heads, including
Secretary I.aker ana General Scott,
hief of staff, frankly said they did
not know whether troops had vet
crossed the line. They said they
would announce it a? soon as Funstcn
so reported that they knew Funston
woidd not report it to them until he
thinks it wise for the news to be sent
broadcast through the country.
From both war and state depart
ment odicials came signideantly sim
ilar statements concerning the pres
ence of Carranza troopers near the
scene of the Columbus raid and what,
if any effect, their presence might
have in the matter of pursuit of Villa
by United States soldiers. If these
tioopr want to act in conjunction wdth
Funston's men, it is up to Funston to
decide what disposition shall be made
ct them in the man-hunt.
As to the state department's reply
to General Cairanza's offer of a recip
rocal arrangements, Secretary Lans
ing has not maue up his mind. It
tan be authoritatively stated that the
department considers Carranza's note
satisfactory. It is the department's
present attitude that Carranza can
properly be told that the United
States has no objection to the recip
rocal arrangement suggested by the
first chief. Such an arrangement,
however, would specifically be con
fined to the hunting down of Villa and
To Get Villa.
Tlie American government, it was
explained, has merely announced it is
going into Mexican territory to get
Villa. And for that single purpose,
there would be no objection, therefore
to permitting Carranzistas to hunt
Vi!!a, and Villa only, in American ter
titory. provided they had knowdedge
of Viila bandit? crossing into Ameri
can territory where there were no
American soldiers stationed. j
War exports said there is small ex
pectation of fighting until the "flying
columns" that will be the central di
vision sent into Mexico get into the
foothills of the small range of moun
tains about twenty to thirty miles
south and slightly east of Columbus.
Vilia is believed to have made straight
for these mountains. Their northern
foothills start about twenty miles
.southeast of the border, the southern
extremely of which is skirted by the
main line of the Mexican northwest
ern railroad which runs from Juarez
Many war officials believe Villa will
not make his "big stand" in these
mountains, but that he' wdll leave a
guerilla band there to delay any
American advance, while he makes
his way with his main force across
the lower hills and mesquite-covered
plain to the Sierre Madre mountains.
These stretch from the border near
Tombstone, Ariz., far down into the
southern portion, dividing the states
of Sonora and C'nihuahau.
Expect Battle in Mountains.
'It is the mountain fastnesses which
Villa knows so well, where the Ameri
can soldiers are expetced to do their
real fighting. Knowledge of this sup
posed plan of Villa, it is said, may be
one of the reasons why General Funs
ton has so urgently requested that
the war department draw the censor
ship taunt in Washington concerning
any reports of troop movements or
strategical plans. These experts be
lieve one of the first orders Funston
will give will bs for the division, ex
pected to be sent along the eastern
edge of the Sierre Madras, to make
speed in an enveloping movement to
prevent Villa gaining those mountains
l n a t s a sh from the small range where
ho is now thought to be hid'
dence of the truth of this theory ap
peared when the war department an-
nounced it is doubtful if more than
two or three correspondents will be
allowed with this western column. The
reason given was that the country
through which the columns would
pass is virtually desert waste and
that 'every mouth must be counted
in figuring on rations, especially of
In the face of a campaign of larger
proportions mapped out by the army
general staff, the Carranza embassy
today issued a formal statement be
littling reports that Villa has a large
force back of him.
The statement comprised a Mexican
consular dispatch which said Villa's
force consists of not more than 300;
that this force lost a fifth of its num
ber in a "serious encounter" just be
fore it fled to LaAscancion, after the
Columbus raid, and that in evading an
encounter with Carranza troops un
der General Bertani, the Villistas were
compelled to follow a route which led
them away from the Mormon colo
nists whom Villa had threatened with
DIERS AT VE
Lord Northcliffe Declares German
Infantrymen L'nder Influence
London, March 12. German troops
were drugged with ether before they
Ave re sent foi-Avard against French
position at Verdun, Lord North
cliffe, noted English newspaper pro
prietor, charged in dispatches from
the Verdun front to the Weekly dis
The prisoners he saw, Lord North
cliffe said, were for the most part the
dregs of humanity, under-sized, bad
ly dressed and apparently Ladiy
"The ether Avith which they weie
drugged before facing the French
gui'.s, 12.000 in number, alone enabled
them to survive the terror." Avired
Northcliffe. "Still raider its ir.fiu-
tr.ee. some of them Avere unable to
No Reports to Germany.
'No Avord has hinted in anything
sent out from German- of the korriblo
daughter to Avhich the Germans have
een subjected this wedi. I saw it
for myself. I spent two hours hid
den in an obserA'ation trench, en
tanglements separating the opposing
trenches where, had I shoAvn mysolf.
my physiognomy Avould have been
recognized by the enemy."
Lord Northcliffe's observations, he
wired, convince him that the allit'
defensive Avail in France is absolutely
impregnable. lie admitted that prob
ably the same thing could be said of
the German positions, but the differ
ence is, he said, that Germany is be
''Even the feeble blockade Ave have-
so far maintained has deprived her
soldiers of proper clothes and her cit
izens of certain necessities," he said,
Avhereas, the allies are freely sup
plied Avith everything the same as in
BRYAN AGAIN SAYS
EXPEDITION TO GET
VILLA IS PROPER
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 12. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, former premier
in the Wilson cabinet, is in sympathy
Avith the president's new course Avith
iegiird to Mexico. He declared here
last night that President Wilson's at
titude "as outlined in the newspapers
is the correct position for the gov
ernment to take in this very serious
"I am in favor of following captur
ing and punishing outlaws guilty of
the attack on our citizens m 2cav
Mexico," Mr. Bryan said. "But I do
not belieAe in an invasion of Mexico.
nor interA'ention in the internal af
fairs of that country. The Carranza
gOA-ernment cannot be held responsible
for outrages perpetrated by persons in
insurrection against that government,
but in vieAA of the fact that the ex
isting goA-ernment cannot protect
American citizens from this side along
the border, it is both necessary and
right for our oAvn government to fur
nish the necessary forces."
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
From Friday's Dally.
George II. Becker was among the
passengers this morning for Omaha,
where he Avas called to look after some
matters of business.
T. W. Vallery was in the city for
; f caa hours today, driving in from
his country home to look after some
matters of business.
M. B. Seybert of Laurel, Neb., Avho
has been here Ausiting Avith B. A. Mc
Elwain for a short time, departed this
morning for his home.
Will Fehnestock of Avoca Avas in
the city for a few hours today looking
after some matterr of business, com
ing in on No. 24 this afternoon.
Dr. Millard Klein came doAvn last
evening from Omaha to visit at the
Mr. and Mrs.. G. II. Falter
and accompany his friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrus Tyson, Avho are visiting
C. E. Noyes. one of the prominent
residents of Louisville, was in the city
today for a few hours attending to
some matters of business at the court
Cyrus Tyson and Avife of Omaha
came down last evening for a short
visit here at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. II. Falter. My. Tyson is
cashier of the Deitz Lumber Co. in
Henry C. Creamer, republican can
didate for county commisisoner, came
in this morning from his home at
Murray to spend a few hours in this
city looking after h:s business in
terests. Mrs. J. H. Teegarden of Brock, Ne
braska. Avho has been here visiting her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Smith,
for a few days, departed this morn
ing for her home, going on the early
Frank Beescn and wife and Mrs. G.
C. Hicks, mother of Mrs. Beeson, Avho
haAe been visiting here at the home
of Mrs. Allen Beeson and family for
the past feAv days, departed this after-noon
for their heme at Minitare,
Mrs. John Wooster and children de
parted this afternoon for Reliance,
South Dakota, Avhere they Avill make
their home near that place, in Lyman
county, on a farm. Mr. Wooster de
parted Tuesday for Reliance with the
household o'oads ar.d stock.
LeRoy Wade and Avife camt.- in last
evening and Avill enjoy a short visit
at the home of Mr. rnd Mrs. Frank
Stepratt, and Mr. Wade will recuper
ate from the recent accident lie suf
fered in Omaha by having his leg
broken at the Omaha police station,
Avhere he is employed.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Meisinger and
son, Albert, of Cedar Creek, drove to
this city yesterday to attend to some
business matters and visit relatives
ind friends. Mr. Meisinger was a
pleasant caller at this office and while
here had his subscription extended for
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. J. E. Keithley of Syracuse,
Neb., is in the city enjoying a short
visit at the home of Mrs. M. A. Street
Mrs. Isaac King, Avho has been here
visiting with relatives and friends,
departed this morning for her home
at Superior, Neb.
A. B. Fornoff of near Cullom Avas
in this city today for a fenv hours
looking after some matters of busi
ness with his friends.
W. P. Hutchison of near Rock Bluffs
Aas in the city for a few hours yester
day attending to aome matters of
business at the court house.
George P. Meisinger came in this
afternoon from his home at Cedar
Creek to look after some trading Avith
the merchants for a feAv hours.
Joseph Zimmerer of Aroca Avas in
the city today for a feAv hours looking
after some matters at the court house,
coming in on No. 24 this afternoon.
C. H. Boedeker of Murray was in
the city today for a few hours, com
ing up this morning on the early Mis
souri Pacific to visit for a few hours.
Mrs. J. I. Corley of Weeping Wa
ter is in this city for a short visit
with friends, and while here Avill be a
guest of Mrs. M. A. Street and fam
C. A. Gauer of Cedar Creek Avas in
the city today for a short time attend
ir-g to some trading with the mer
chants and visiting with his many
P. II. Meisinger was in the city for
a few hours today attending to some
matters of business with the mer
chants and isiting with his many
Charles ChrisAAdsser came up this
morning from his home near Nehawka
and departed on the early Burlington
train for Omaha to secure some need
ed automobile supplies.
George P. Horn, one of the most
highly esteemed gentlemen in Eight
Mile Grove precinct, A-as in the city
today for a feAv hours dsiting with
old friends, driving in with his son
Mrs. J. W. Brendel of Avoca Avas
in this citv last e-eninr for a few-
hours visiting her sister, Miss Eda
Marquardt, and looking after the
A-voea girls' basket ball team, which
played here last evening.
James Loughridge came up last
evening from Murray to spend a few
hours here, and departed on the early
Burlington train this morning for
Omaha, AAhere he Avill spend a short
time looking after some matters of
Mrs. Simon Clark departed this
morning for Cedar Creek, where she
a ill visit o-er Sunda' at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Robert Stivers.
Mr. Clark AA'as in Omaha for a few
hours and left this afternoon for
Cedar Creek to visit OA-er Sunday.
E. A. Kirkpatrick came up last
eAening frcm Nehawka to look after
a feAv matters of business here, as
Avell as Aisit Avith relatiA-es and old
friends. Mr. Kirkpatrick is feeling
fine since his trip through the Pacific
coast country and is looking in the
best of health.
Wyette Hutchison drove in from his
farm home south of this city yester
day afternoon to attend to some busi
ness matters and Adsit county seat
friends. While here Mr. Hutchison
took time to call at this office and
have his subscription to the Semi
Weekly Journal discontinued and
crdered the Daily Journal sent to his
address in order that he might be kept
posted on happenings throughout this
Adcinity and the county eA'ery day.
Home From Trip.
From Saturday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Kirkpatrick,
Avho left several months ago for a tour
and Aisit, arriA-ed home Sunday from
St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Kirkpatrick Aas
called to Omaha last Saturday and ar
rived at the bedside of his brother be
fore he passed away, and then came
to Nehawka. Mrs. Kirkpatrick arrhv
ed Sunday afternoon.
After leaving Omaha in the summer
they journeyed north to St. Paul and
Winnipeg, from there they AA'ent to
the coast and Adsited all the toAvns
along the Pacific and into Mexico. All
the cities along our southern border
and in Texas AA'ere visited and then
north to St. Joseph, from Avhere they
returned to NehaAvka.
They traveled by day only and in
this Aay saAV all the country. Their
trip was a delightful one except for
thee nd, AA-hich Avas a A'ery sad affair.
How to Prevent Croup.
When the child is subject to attacks
of croup, see to it that he eats a light
evening meal, as an oA'erloaded stom-
ch may bring on an attack, also
watch for the first symptom hoarse
ness and giA-e Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy as soon as the child becomes
hoarse. Obtainable everywhere.
A MANIFESTO TO THE
REPUBLIC OF MEXICO
Mexico City, Mcx., March 12.
General Carranza tonight issued a
manifesto to the nation declaring that
under no circumstances would the
Mexican goA-ernment grant the right
to the United States to -iolate Mexi
can territory by sending in an armed
force in pursuit of Villa without con
sent and the reciprocal priAdlege be
ing first obtained and admitted. It
Avas sent to confidential agents of the
first government in Washington to
make immediate representations to
Mrs. A. L. Huffer came in this
morning from her country home, ac
companied by her sister-in-law, Mrs
Clara Strpder, of Piqua, Ohio, who is
enjoying a Adsit at the Huffer home,
and AA-ere passengers on the early Bur
lington train for Omaha to spend the
day. Mrs. Strouder is a sister of Mr
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You AA'ill find the green carnations
at the Stanfield Book and Stationery
Shop. Place your orders now.
P. A. Horn and AAdfe Avere among
the dsitors in Omaha yesterday,
Avhere they spent the day with rela-
tiAres and friends.
Mrs. Ben Hankinson and children
were OA-er Sunday isitors at Glen-
Avood, returning on the early Burling
ton train this morning.
Ed Sprieck and wife and little
daughter came in Friday to enjoy a
short Adsit here at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John McNurlin.
Max Pfistmeyer Avas a passenger
this morning for Omaha, Avhere he
Avill look after some matters on the
stock market at South Omaha.
Mrs. John Fight Avas among those
going to Omaha this morning, where
she will Aisit with her daughter, Mrs.
Thomas SulliA-an, for a feAv hours.
Miss Alice Brinkman Adsited in this
city OA-er Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brinkman, return
ing to Glenwood yesterday afternoon
on Xo. 2.
Paul Heil, who has been visiting
OAer Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Heil, at their home in
Eight Mile GroA'e precinct, departed
this morning for Omaha to resume
his work in the business college in
and with it comes warm days. Now comes the time for
Oil Stoves. Why have the house like an oven, when you
can have it like a summer resort. Stop the coal and wood
bills; oil is lots cheaper and cleaner, no dirt and less work.
Our line is complete and guaranteed to work. Get our
prices before looking elte where. This week we will give
you 10 off on everything
and galvanized roofing.
Oar Motto: "Quality Not Quantity"
THE LEADING HARDWARE DEALER
r - ; w r f
15 cenu rich.
Harry and Fred .Sydt-iihuih.-'.m :
Lucas, Iowa, are in the cry -r: j -y: -a
short vi.-it at the h' me (f thi:
brother, C. I. Sydc-i.butdam and fam-
Henry Eikenbary deparlt-d thi-;
morning for Lincoln, Avhere h- ;.'
to attend the funeral ( f Att rrc-y
S. Polk, which is held in that city to
day. Miss Nettie Jirous-.-k was an. .r.g
those going to Omaha this rr. : i ir
to rtsume her duties tlure, alttr : -joying
an over Sunday vwt here with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Julia Dwyer and daughter.
Miss Leona, were among th .-e po-r.g
to Omaha this mrr.ir.g, Avhere :iuy
Avill visit for the day, r.tten iir.g t
some matters of bu.-ir.e.-s.
Matt Sedlock aid ch:ldea a re
visiting in Omaha ye.-t-rd;.y, a !:.
they spent the day with Mrs. S-. :!.!.
at the Immanuel hospital. Mr.-. Sed
lock is reported as not fetlir.
for the past few days.
Mrs. Mable Wilkir.s of Oms-.hn and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed S. Tutt of Murray
A-ere in the city yesterday as gue. t
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. Ik
Hayes and family.
August Cloidt came in ih r.ft-.'-noon
from Shenandoah, IoAva. ulure
he has been visiting for a feAv day
Avith relatives. Mis. Cloidt and little
daughter will remain for a more ex
excepting wire, rope, nails, seed
The Mile Posts Fly
behind as if they haJ wings to tii:
riding one of our t.cav model motor
cycles. The rider get to his dt -ti:.a-tion
almost before he realizes he ha
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