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ABLAIN WOOD IN
German Headquarter Announce
Success, but Admit French Gain
Foothold -at Vaux
QUIET ABOUT THE MEUSE
French Report Says Violent Bom
bardment on Both Banks of the
Meuse Only Incident.
NO MORE INFANTRY FIGHTING
BERLIN, March 10. Capture ot
tbe Ablaln Wood was announced to
day by German army headquarters.
It was stated that the French had
regained a foothold in the fort of
PARIS. March 10. (Via Lon
don.) There was no change In the
situation before Verdun, either east
oi west ot the Meuse, according to
a semi-official announcement made
here this afternoon.
The announcement adds that the
violent bombardment continues on
both banks of the Meuse, but that
there has been no infantry attack by
The text of the announcement given out
by the French war office thin afternoon
"In' the Argonne district our artillery
hat bombarded' certain convoys of the
enemy moving along the road from Mont
faucon to Avococourt.
'"There has been no change In the situ
ation wect or tut of the river Meuse.
The night passed without the enemy mak
ing any infantry attack against our posi
tions. The bombardment, however, has
continued, both sides taking part along
our front, it has been violent on me
left and right banks of the Meuse river
and Intermittent In the Woevre district.
In Alaace our batteries have demol
ished the German trenchea at Hill No.
128. which is east of Thann.
"The night passed quietly on the re
mainder of the front.
"During the day of March S French air
men delivered a number of attacks, most
of them over the line of the enemy.
During one of these engagements at
Erlennes fifteen German airmen were
forced to flee.' Later ten of. them were
seen to bo. descending vertlrany 1 the
direction of their own lines. -
"In addition to this Information has
.been..reoelve4. that W9 Gemn avlqtora,
one In a Fokker machine, have been over
come In the Champagne district and three
others- vanquished In the region o Ver
dun. The machine of these five aviators
came to the ground within the German
at Columbus, N.M.,
WABHINQTOX, March W.-Dlspatches
to the Mexican embassy said .that the
Carranza consul at Columbus was among
the missing and expressed the fear he
hail been killed. Ellseo Airedondo, Gen
eral Carransa'a -ambassador said he had
communicated with his government after
aits talk yesterday with Secretary in
ilng, but had received no reply.
State department dispatches from Chi
huahua aay General -Gutlerrei the Car
ranza commander there has given orders
for the caplure.of the bandits who raided
Dispatches from Christiana say Norway
has recognised the Carransa government
and that the' minister' Michael Lie, is
returning to his post in Mexico City.
SECURITIES ON WAY TO
UNITED STATES SEIZED
BKRLIN", March 10. (By Wireless to
Sayvllle.) Among the items given out
today by the Overseas News agency was
"The Dutch newspaper Handolsblad re
ports that securities are missing from
the Dutch mall which was seised and
later released by the British authorities.
The newspaper says the British officials
i.oiii.vi that the securities came from
Germany and were being sent to the
I'hlted States by way of Holland."
Teoperalore at Omaha Yesterday.
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GENERALS IN CHARGE OF AMERI
CAN EXPEDITION INTO MEXICO.
GENERAL FREDERICK FUNSTON.
GENEItAL JOHN J. 1'EIUmiNG.
Five Thousand Men
To Move Upon Villa
WASHINGTON. March 10.-Late today
an expression or regret from General
Carranza for - the Columbus massacre
was received by the State department.
No offer of co-operation with .American !
troops for hunting down the Villa bandits
was made, bat' if one -does soma, it waa
said that It hardly Could h refused.
The Mexican embassy got a telegram
from General Carransa late today saying
that i.OOO troops from various garrisons
to the south had been ordered to move
upon the Villa bands. No mention waa
made of the proposal of the United States
to send forces.
Kllslo Arredondo, General Carranza's'
ambassador here, received the new of
tho president's decision with the state
ment that he could make no comment
and would at once notify General Car-n
ransa. Yesterday he declared .it was his
own opinion that such action would not
be resented. . .
State department officials said that no
decision had been reached as to what
the attitude, of the United States would
be If General Carransa objected. tp the
presence of American soldiers In Mexico.
They 'declared that question would be
met when It came up.
MEXICO CITY. March 10 General Car
ranza does not care to make a statement
In regard to the situation resulting from
the raid on Columbus,- N. M. A rigid
censorship haa been Imposed Newspapers
are printing nothing of the raid and the
public has not been advised of it.
Three Thousand V
British. Civilians ;
; Killed to Date
LOXDON, - March 10. The- number -of-non-i
ombatants killed by Great Britain"
enemies since the beginning of the war
aggregates 3.153, Premier Asquith' writes
in reply to a request for information by
Major Hunter. Forty-nine men, thlrty
nlno women and thirty-nine children wero
killed in, coast bombardments. 'One hun
dred and twenty-seven men. ninety-two
women and "fifty-seven children were
killed. In air 'raids. Approximately T50
non-combatants lost their lives on board
Hi lilsh merchant .and fishing vessels be
tween August 4, 1!U4. and March . Wt,
but the detailed figures are not available.
Capture of Fort
Vaux is Flatly -Denied
PARIS. Marrh 10. An offl' lal note has
been Usued categorically denying the
statement made. In the Uerman official
coniniunli atlun of Marrh t that "tho vil
lage and armored fort of Vaux were
captured In a glorious nlk'lit attack
by Posen reserve rsrlments under
the leadership of General von
Guretsky Cornlu" This assertion, the
note says, is in every way false.
The note denies other statements con
tained in recent German official commu
nications. Russians Landing
WASHINGTON, March 10. Ruaslao
troops have landed on the Hlack Sea
coast of Astatic Turkey and tho occupa
tion of Treblxond Is imminent, accordin g
to a dispatch received to day from :h
Americ an eiiit'ssay at ' Constantinople
The State department also was advice
that the American consul at TreWson,
had takeu over the archhes of the iiti
man consulate, the German consul hav
Ing li ft.
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PERSHING WILL LEAD
Officials at "
TO cr6ss at three places
American Soldiers Will Enter Mex
ico at El Paso, Columbus
MAY HAVE TO INVADE SONORA
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 10.
Unofficial information from high of
ficers at ort Sam Houston tonight
paid that General John J. rerohlnR,
commanding Fort Blisa, will he In
command of the punitive expedition
Major General Frederick Funston
(tald that as plana being worked on
py, himself and hla staff were not
completed, he would not announce
the scope of the plan of the army
Unofficially, however, It was said
that the expedition against Villa
would be on a considerably larger
cale than at first thought. Entrance
to Mexico, according to this report,
will be through three places.
Will F.ntraln at F.l Pao.
A regiment of Infantry, a regiment of
cavalry and probably a regiment of field
artillery will, It was stated, entrain at
El Paso for Casas GranJes, ovar the
Mexican Northwestern railroad. Casas
Orandes waa raided by Villa two weeks
ago, and Is the place from which he
marched on Coluiribus. From Casas
Grandcs tho American forces, assisted
probably by Mexican troops sent out from
Juarez and Chihuahua, will make their
way south and westward to rut off Villa
If he attempts, to retreat'to hla fastness
In the San Andrea country, sixty miles
west of Chihuahua ICty. At the same
time a regiment of cavalry and one of
light atllrlery . will penetrate Chihuahua
southward from Columbus, entering Mex
ico two miles north of Palomas. These
will pick up the trail of Villa and his men
and continue the pursuit.
Will Leave Eastward. . .
From Douglas, It was stated, also un
officially, that at least a regiment and
probably two regiments of cavalry will
leaVe eastward to head off Villa If he de
cides to come Into Sonora. At the same
time a battalllon of Infantry will be sent
to the end of the Nacosarl railroad line,
sixty miles south of Douglas, to prevent
Villa leaching and attacking tha place
and the El .Tlgre mine, twenty mile dis
tant. Orave fears were expressed that the In
vasion of not only a part of Chihuahua,
but th whole of Sonora, would become
necessary, since thousands Villa's sympa
thizers are known to be still In that state
ostensibly undo)- the banner of Carranza.
These are thought likely to break out In
revolution' against the American forces
M any moment, it was stated.
In that case the strategic, points of
entry would be Naco, Douglas, Nogales
and Cumpas. Ariz.
Aero Hqaadroa t Oa. -
Unofficially It waa stated that probably
the entire first aero squad. United States
army, stationed here, would be dispatched
in one or" two Mays, perhaps tomorrow,
for El Paso, there to co-operate with the
'A battalion, of the Twentieth Infantry
has been moved to Victoria, Tex., from EI
' A battalion of the Eleventh Infantry
haa been moved from Douglas, Ariz., to
Huchtta, X. M., 100 miles east.
Villa Asked. Zapata
to Join in Invasion
COLUMBUS. N. M.. March 10,-An In
vitation to General Emlliano Zapata to
march north and Join In an attack on
the-United States was sent by Francisco
Villa in January, according to a copy of
a' letter found among Villa's captured
papers. The letter was dated San Gero
nlmo, Chihuahua, January I. 1916.
'1 shall not expend another shell on
brother itlexlcana," Villa wrote In the
letter, "but' will prepare and organize to
attack the Americans on their own soil
and let them know that Mexico is a land
of the free and the tomb of thornless
crowns and traitors."
Villa proposed that the Joint movement
with Zapata against the United States
eaould occur six months from January 4.
Zapata so far as known made no move
to accept and this may have "been re
rpoiiHible for Villa's declnlon to march
on Columbus alone.
.Villa in the letter attributed hla defeat
at Agua Prieta last November . to the
action of the United States government In
permitting Carranza military authorities
to send over American territory reinforce
ments for the Mexican town opposite
Pouglaa, Ariz., and declared that act an
invasion of the sovereignty of Mexico
and an inault to the people.
"At that time," Villa told Zapata, "I
restrained, but w'lth the greatest diffi
culty, the Impulse of my troops to at
tack the city of lJouglas."
CarTanza, he also stated In the letter,
had sold Mexico to the United States,
greeing to lease Magdalena bay for
alnety-nlne years and giving over con
trol of the Mexican National railroad.
HOGS PASS TEN-DOLLAR
MARK AT CHICAGO YARDS
CHICAGO, March 10. Owing to scarcity
of supplies the hog market today Jumped
up 25 cents to S10.0G a hundred pounds.
This Is SC. 55 above the low point of De
cember 23 and Is W cents over the price
if a week ago. Only 18,000 hogs were re
clved here today.
The comparative exhaustion of the hog
mpply is explained by the unprecedented
teinand for pork, induced largely by the
remendous call from warring ICuropean
Fluce January 1 more than OOO.OnO hogs
p excess of the total for the correspond
ing period of 1915 huvo been marketed in
CALIFORNIA GIRLS DO BAREFOOT DANCE IN SNOW IN CENTRAL PARK-Six
graceful little dancers from Los Angeles ast onished New Yorkers on last Wednesday by
doing a classic dance, garbed in classic costu me, in the snow in Central Park. Tbe photo
graph indicates they enjoyed it.
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WATCH FOR RETURN
OF VILLA BANDITS
Detachment that Followed Villa
Into Mexico Thursday is Doing
HUNDRED MEXICANS KILLED
COLUMBUS, N. M., March 10.
Army border patrols and armed civ
ilians early todny maintained a close
watch for the reappearance of Mex
ican bandits along the border. A
report that armed Mexicans had ap
peared opposite Gibson's ranch, fif
teen miles west, was being investi
gated by military authorities. Im
mediately, upon reeclpt of this re
port a .considerable body of armed
civilians left here in automobilen.
Unconfirmed reports of the appear
ance ot Mexicans near Victoria also
ere received. 1
" Soldleiw-and citizens-dlrtded attention
to the vigil along the International bound
ary with the work of clearing yesterday's
battlefield of Mexican dead. Early today
approximately seventy-five Mexican dead
had been found on the American aide and
either burned or buried. This was ponted
to by American officials as. an evidence
of the effectiveness ft the fire of Amer
Itandred Mexloaas Killed.
Major Frank Tompkins, who yesterday
afterward, returned to Columbua with
troopers that followed Villa Into Mexico,
estimated the Mexican ded in the battle
with Villa's rear guard at fully 100.
Several wounded Mexicans who had lain
out all night were found In the brush and
taken to the army hospital.
Lack of field telegraph and telephone
equipment, it was learned, was responsi
ble for the delay In the arrival at Colum
bus of two troops of cavalry from the
station at the Gibson ranch. Word of the
Columbus fighting waa not received there
until 8 o'clock. Althdugh Major Llndsley
atarted Immediately, It was almost two
hours later before he reached Columbus
with his two troops. .
Ilarhlta Reported Motet.
El Paso and Southwestern train No. 8,
eastward bound, with most ot the pas
sengers and crew heavily armed, reached
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Missouri is Again
-Eising at Yankton
YANKTON, S. IX, March 10 (Hpecial
Telegram'.) Tho Missouri river la again
on flood stage and is slowly .rising after
a seven-inch drop. Hundreds of homes
are now deserted, for most part with
household goods still in them. All miss
ing people , are accounted for and safe,
Itescue work was continued all day
Thursday and the- situation Is well In
hand If no further rise comes. No train
service to the east. Is likely for a week.
Garrison Will Help
WASHINGTON. Mar-h Ifl.-Former Sec
retary Garrison came to Washington to
day and called at the War department
for conference with his successor. Bee.'
retary Itaker. Mr. Garrison offered his
services to the administration in the
emergency and is expected to remain to
assi.st Mr. I'.akrr for the preaent, at least.
Villa Began Planning Raid
found on the
N. M.. March 10. Papers
battlofield opposite here
yesterday revealed that Francisco Villa
decided last October to wage warfare
against Americans. This step, accord
ing to Villa's personal documents, was
taken Immediately following recognition
by the United States of the Carransa d
facto government and began with the In
stitution of Villa's campaign In Sonora,
which ended disastrously at Agua I'rh ta
on November 20. Among the papers found
was wlist purported to be an agreement
between ilia and Mexican residents of
Colon!. Morelos, near Kl Algre, Sonora,
pledging mutual support In an effort to
oust Mormons and other Americans, con
fiscate their property and operate their
mines and farms.
FUNSTON ASKS FOR
General in Command at Border
Urges No Time Be Lost in Mot-
ing Against Bandits.
WANTS THINGS KEPT SECRET
WASHINGTON, March 10, In a
report late this afternoon General
Funston told the War department he
had accurate information that Villa
had 3,000 troops with him, that Car
ranza troops in his vicinity- had fled
and that he advised against "fritter
ing away the time of the army guard
ing small towns," while Villa might
have an opportunity to escape. He
advised that. the plans of tho army,
for Villa's capture be surrounded
with secrecy for the sake of their
Mountain Batteries Available. '
- Approximately lfc.OOO troops, with
forty-eight mountain batteries and
field guns, are on t,he border be
tween Douglas. Ariz., and El Paso,
Tex. A little more than one-third
of that force is cavalry and all could
be assembled at any- point- between
the two towns within two days. The
cavalry and a battalion of mountain
artillery with twelve mountain guns,
especially designed for the character
of fighting which the punitive ex
pedition will wage, could be assem
bled within twenty-four hours.
Search May Be Difficult.
The Thirteenth, Seventh, Eighth and
Tenth cavalry are scattered along the
border between Douglas and Kl Paso.
The Eleventh, Eighteenth and Twenty-
second Infantry, the Sixth field artillery
and a battalion of the Fourth mountain
artillery are at Douglas. At El Paso,
about sixty miles from Columbus, are
four regiments of Infantry, the Sixth,
Seventh, Sixteenth and Twentieth. The
Twelfth Infantry Is at Nogales between
Columbus and Douglas.
The administration realises that the
search for Villa may be long and diffi
cult. Major General Funston, however,
who probably will direct the expedition.
If he does not actually lead It, estab
lished himself as a successful catcher of
outlaws In the Philippines when he took
There Is little expectation that Villa and
his bandits will fight In the open. Guer
illa' warfare la almbst certain to result,
but the American solillere will have or
ders to follow Villa no matter where he
The text of the dlspntch from General
"It la the opinion of Colonels Dodd and
Hlocum, in which I concur, that unless
Villa is relentlessly pursued and his
forces scattered he will continue raids.
As troops. of the Mexican government
are accomplishing nothing and as he can
consequently n.ake his preparations and
concentrations without being disturbed,
be can strike at any point on the border,
we being unable to obtain advance In
formation as to his whereabouts.
Time la Valuable.
"If we fritter away the whole command
guarding towns, ranches and railroads It
will accomplish nothing, if he can find
sare refuge serous the line after every
raid. Although probably not more than
a thousand took part In the Columbus
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Into United States in October
The citizens, according to the alleged
agreement, promised to take up arms
with Villa to gain this end. Villa was
to furnish the Mexicans of the dlxtriit
with live stock, to be delivered by April,
U16, "after he bad overcome Carransa
a.nd established himself as supreme chief
Another of the papers acknowledged re
ceipt of ai,0o0 In gold from the Consoli
dated Cananea Copper company at Naco,
Honors, shortly after Villa's retreat from
Agua Prieta. The receipt credited th
money to export djtle on copper ores
from Cananea. but a notation showed that
the money really was paid for the lives
of three Americana held as prisoners
and who at the time, were reported to
have been. marked for execution.
m ' ai aav u-
TO BEGIN PURSUIT
Indications that Carranza Forces
Have Made Preparations to Stop
Retreat of Bandits.
FORCES POSTED NEAR BORDER
COLUMBUS, N. M.. March 10.
Civil and military authorities along
the border here today gave unani
mous expression in favor of imme
diate pursuit of Villa by American
troops when the contents of Villa's
correspondence became known.
Carranza authorities, according; to
officials from Juaret, would not ob
ject to the entry of American troops
in Mexico to attack Villa.
, In fact messages hare been re
ceived here stating that Carransa
cavalry bad left Guzman to take the
bandit chief 'n the' reir ' with the
expectation that American troops,
whom they supposed to have already
crossed the border, would attack
Th Carransa troops. It was stated, ear
rled a black and white flag to notify th
American troops of their Identity. Gen-
(Contlnued on Paga Two, Column Two.)
Private Taylor Dies'-
of Wounds Received
at Columbus Battle
ETj PASO. March 10. Private Jesse F.
Taylor of Troop F, Thirteenth cavalry,
died at the post hospital at Fort Bliss
today as the result of an abdominal
wound received In the fight with the
Vlllistas at Columbua.
CHICAGO, March 10. Issdora Barmaxat
tonight received a telegram from Lieu
tenant Lucas, saying that Corporal Mich
ael armatal of Machine Gun Troop A
of the First cavalry, wounded yesterday
in the raid on Columbus, N. ., died to-
Isadora said today, the body of his
brother would be brough here for burial.
Michael, he said, enlisted four years
ago next fall and waa aaslgned at once
to the cavalry. Last fall he returned
here to spend the Jewish holidays with
hla family, members of which sought to
dissuade him from enlistment, lie Ukod
army life, Isedoro said, and would not
heed the family entreaties.
NORFOLK VOTES $50,000 -PAVING
BONDS FOR YEAR
NORFOLK, Neb., March 10. (Special
Telegram.) Hy a vote of CfiO to 176, Nor
folk today voted .V),0ui) bonds for paving
street intersections. This means, about
six miles of paving In Norfolk this sum
mer. Webster lty Bowler Lead.
WEHHTKR CITY", la.. March 10.-(8pe-clal
Telegram.) At the second day 'of
the Elks' bowling tournament here today
the Iowa Elks' Howling association was
formed, with N. M. O'Connor of this city
as president. In singles, doubles and five
men events today Webster City bowlers
were lesding. It wss voted to hold the
191T meeting in Dubunue. -
WASHINGTON. March lA.-(Sperial
Telegram.) Pension tjrantodS Nam y M.
Hale. Omaha. tVi.
ltural carriers appointed: loway,
Meaervey. Charles H. Uett; Ifuffalo Cen
ter, llenjamln F. Forbes; incliiiiall, CIht-em-e
W. Hli e; Wehxler City route 4, Or
ville. Uerryhlll. South Dakota, Irene, Kd
Nebraska postofflce discontinued: Rita
Park, fherry county; mall to Erik;
TMckerville, Custer county; mall to
The First National bank of Whlllng,
la., has made application for a charter,
with a capital of 1L..
Application has ben received at the
Treasury department to convert the
First National hunk of Rasin. Wyo.. cap
ital Hi.Oirt, into the Pioneer Trust and
Savtnus bank of llasln.
Ber-a-l ard-ot-t loth' Us.
NEW YORK. March 10. "Huy a yard
of cloth" da) a have been dealgnated by
more than fifty governors and mayors
throughout the country In the last week
to aid state committees of the commis
sion for relief in Belgium in their efforts
to obtain clothing for the destitute In
Belgium and northern France, it was an
nounced here tonight.
Lather Bsrbssk Better.
HANTA ROSA, Cal., March 10. Luther
lluibsnk, ' the well known hortlculturlxt.
was reported today to be recovering from
sn Illness which had cauwd hla friends
grave uixlely. He contracted a severe
cold, which threatened to develop Into
pneumonia. II la still confined to liis
United States Government Orders
Fnnston to Move Troops Across
line and Get Villa Alive
SOLDIERS MOVE BEFORE NIGHT
Size of Expedition and Length it
Will Go Depends on Neces
sities of Case.
CARRANZA TO SEND 5,000 MEN
IIISIIKK, Ariz., March 10. An
American rancher waa killed by a
linnd of 200 Mexican bandits who
crossed the border near Onbonie
Junction, Ariz., tonight.
WASHINGTON, March 10. Amer
ican troops were ordered across the
Mexican border today by President
Wilson to take Francisco Villa and
his b.mdlta, dead or alive.
Under the direction, if not actually
the leadership of Major General
Funston. who ended the Thlllpplno
insurrection by taking Agnlnadlo
single-handed, Amerncan columns
are expected to be moving into
Mexico before tomorrow night. They
go to meet about 3,000 guerrila
troops in a mountainous region, from
which Carranza troops have fled. No
less than 5,000 men, probably more.
will comprise tho American expedi
tion. Whether this long-deferred
armed action, which begins purely as
a punitive emasure to clear northern
Mexico of menacing bandit bands
over which Genearl Carrania has no
control, shall grow Into a general
armed intervention or occupation in
Mexico depends in a large measure
upon General Carranza and the
It begins with Preeident Wilson's
declaration that it Is entirely to aid
the Carrania Government and with
out thought of aggression. This state
ment, prepared by th epresldent,
himself, was given out at the White
An adequate force, will be, ,
sent at once in pursuit ot Villa, :"
with the'alngle object t cap-'
taring him and putting a, stop
to his forays, '
1 This can be done, and will be
done. In entirely friendly and
aid of the constituted author
itiea In Mexico, and with scrupu
lous respect for the sovereignty
of that republic.
President Wilson's decision to de
part from, the policy of watchful
waiting, hastened by the Columbus
massacre yesterday, was announced
today after it had been unanimously
approved by the cabinet and admin
istration leaders In congress.
Tha president's1 position waa explained
fully to the latter, who agreed that ha
should not be embarrassed at this time
by discussions of a minority which
might arouse trouble In Mexico.
After a brief cabinet meeting, at which
the president waa described aa being de
termined to eliminate Villa as he was to
eliminate Huerta, Secretary Baker hur
ried to the War department and as his
first act in office aent order to the bor
der troops. Soon afterward the army
general staff asemhled and conferred
over the pfans, long drawn and perfected
since the Mexican situation loomed up as
a disturber to the peace of the Vnlteri
, General Funston tolegraphed urging ut
most secrecy of the army plans. The
border is honeycombed with Mexican
spies, and It was agreed that the expldl-
tlon will be pushed to success by keeping
Villa and his men Ignorant of lta move
ments. It la possible that no corespond
ents will be permitted to accompany the
columns. At any rate a strict censorship
will be Imposed.
(iarrlaoa Offer Servtees.
Former Secretary Garrison, familiar
wtth tha army'a Mexican plana by hla
association with the crisis two years ago,
came to Washington and offered his serv
ices, to aid his successor. They were at
once accepted, and Mr. Garrison went
into conference with Secretary Baker at
the War department.
General Carranza, In a telegram to the
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