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ARMY INTO MEXICO
U Follette Introduce Resolution,
Which is Adopted, to Effect
Body Pleated with Chaie
MERELY PUNITIVE EXPEDITION
Purpose Not to Interfere in Any
Way with . Sovereignty of
1PPRECIATED BY PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON. March 17. Sena
tor La Follette, republican, today In
troduced and tbe senate adopted
without opposition, a resolution ap
piOTlng President Wilson's course
la sending a punitive expedition to
Mexico and assuring the Mexican
people further that the object of the
expedition was merely punitive.
Trit of Ileaolntlon.
The text ot the resolution follows:
Resolved by the soi.ate (the house of
representatives concurring) that the use
of armed forces of tho Unjted States for
the sole purpose of apprehending- and
punishing the lawless band of armed men
who entered the United States from Mex
ico on March ft, IMS, committed outrages
on American soil and fled Into Mexico, la
hereby approved; and that congress also
extends Its assurance to the de facto
government of Mexico and to the Mexi
can people that the pursuit of said law
less band of armed men across the Inter
national boundary line into Mexico la for
the single purpose of arresting and pun
ishing the fugitive band of outlaws; that
the congress In approving the use of the
armed forcea of the 1'nlted States for
the purposes announced Joins with the
president In declaring that such military
expedition shall not he permitted to en
croach In any degree upon the sov
ereignty of Mexico or to Interfere In any
manner with the domestic affairs of the
Wilson Appreciates It.
Word of the senate's action, was sent
to the , White House and President .Wil
son directed that his sppreclatlon be con
veyed to Senator I a. Follette.
fenator Fall of New Mexico, con
sistent critic of the government's Mexican
policy, who was absent when the La
Follette resolution passed, attacked the
measure late today.
"I apologise to the American people for
not being here to oppose the resolution,"
he !d. 'I want to 'register my com
plete disapproval of the aentlment ex
pressed in It, and flnnoiino that I would
have opposed ii'ia J"TDen, en the floor.
"I have '-"no' quarrel with the president
In the position he has taken, although I
do -41 ot agree altogether in the- methods
he has adopted and I disagree with him
altogether In his dealings with a, man
who has dealt with him In utter defiance
f the constitutional provisions of his own
Kanawha Goes Down
Off South Carolina
NEW TORK, March 17. News was re
ceived in this -Ity lata today that the
ateamsniD ianawna. oouna ironi ivtw
York for Rio Janeiro by way of Nor
folk. Va.. had sunk at sea. A boatload
or Bailors irom tnenanawna waa ticnta
ip by the steamer Santa Marta.
A wireless message, from ' the Santa
Marta, received by- tho United Fruit com
pany brought the news of the disaster
The message stated that the Kanawha
sank last night off the South Carolina
coast and that the Santa Marta had res
cued twenty-one members of the crew.
Another boatload of tho Kanawha aH
ors. consisting of the third officer and
seven men. waa still missing when the
Santa Marta reported, but it was stated
that tho atnamer Is continuing the search
for the missing men.
GENERAL WOODS HEADS
SOLDIERS' HOME BOARD
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March IT.
The election of General George H. Woods
ef Peyton, O., to the presidency of the
National So'dlers Home board of man
agers to succeed Colonel Fred J. Close
of Kansas City, was announced hero
today,' ill health waa given by Colonel
Close as .his reason for retirement.
Forecast till 7 p. m, Friday:
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U A. Wfci-Sii. Lcai Forecaater.
Nebraskan Says Final Draft of Sen
ate Army Bill ProridesToo
EIGHTH OF MILLION IS ENOUGH
WASHINGTON. March 1 7. WMle
the house was debating the army bill
today the final draft of the senate
r.rmy bill was favorably reported by
Senator McCumber, republican, ot
North Dakota, made a speech urg
ing the country not to be swayed
from a middle course between war
hysteria and utter defenselessness.
He contended the United States was
In less danger of attack than ever
"Congress, In Its growing servil
Ity,", he said, "has allowed Its func
tion to be usurped by the executive
until it has become the tool to con
vert presidential programs Into law.
Congress shou'd be the Judge of Vie
necessity and of the propriety of
changing our historical attitude."
Senator Hitchcock, democrat, auomltted
a minority report of his own.
"I do not feel Justified In Joining my
colleagues on the recommendation that
the standing army be Increased 78 per
cent," Mr. Hitchcock stated, "even
though that Increase he distributed over
five years. . In my opinion the increase
is about twice as much as It should be.
It would give us an army of 2ou,000 men
when enlisted to full strength."
An effort to pass a bill practically
doubling the number of cadets at the
military academy of West Point was
blocked by Senator Jones, republican,
who objected to Its Immediate considera
tion. Rev. Mr. Fleharty,
. Minister, Is Dead
Rev. J. Q. A. Fleharty died in Omaha
Thursday night, aged 76 years and l!
months. He Is survived by a wife, Anna
Stafford Fleharty, and a twin brother,
Henry C. Fleharty, who resides with his
son, Harry B. Fleharty, In Omaha.
Rev. Mr. Fleharty waa born In Spring.
field. III.. September 15,. 1KB. He was a
retired Methodist " minister. His last
charges werelbright and East Omaha.
He entered the work in Nebraska In 1874,
being received on trial and appointment
to Iron Bluffs that year," Thenext year
he had all Polk county, and With his
Bible, hymn book and few clothes stowed
away In a pair of saddle baga. spent most
tef hi tlais'ln-tmrwiddie.. He built the
first church at , Wesley chapel a ppoint -ment,
and held a revival at Osceola, at
which time morexthan 100 persons were
converted: - ' 1 '
Among those converted at this time
were the county Judge, sheriff and con
stable, and J.' H- Mickey, later governor
of Nebraska. North Bend, , Columbus.
Harvard, Madison and Oakdale were
among the charges he later served. He
built a parsonage at Madison.
At tho time, of his death Rev. Mr. Fle
harty was a .superannuated member of
tho North - Nebraska Methodist .confer
ence. Swedish Foreign
. Minister Receives
LONDON. March 17.-rh Swedish mln
later of foreign affairs, tr. K. A. Wallen
berg, according to a Router dispatch from
Stockholm, today received deputation
from the Ford pesce mission. Tha dele
gates presented an "addreas to tho neu
tral governments' asking that steps be
taken by them for mediation with a view
to ending the war.
The minister replied:
"We are as eagerly desirous of peace
as yourselves, but wo can only offer
mediation provided tho belligerents for
mally desire It. If such desire is espressed
and it it becomes clear to us that we
can do anything to bring about peace,
wo shall nn fail to do all that is possible.
At present we must oonflno our servloe
to humanity, to assisting to. tho best of
our power the unfortunate victims of the
To File Copies of the
Rules About Boxcars
NEW. TORK, March 17. Notice was
served todsy by tha Interstate Commerce
commission on all of the railroad of
tho United Btetes to file a promptly
a possible copies of all nils and regu
lation governing the distribution of cars
and copies of all embargo notices in
force on this data. This Is a part of
the commission's plan to aid tha car
riers in relieving freight congestion at
eastern terminals and the shortage
cars In the west.
British Forces on
the Tigris Begin
BERLIN, March 17.-(Wlreleas to Eay
vllle.) The British forces on the Tigris
below Kut-El-Amara began a general re
treat after their defeat near Pelahle on
March I. with the Turk in pursuit, ac
cording to today's headquarters report
from Constsntinopla received here.
OMAHA :1EN WILLING
TO GO TO MEX FRONT
(From a Hiaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 17. CSDocial
Telegram.) Congressman Lobock Is re
ceiving a number of letters from Omaha
men, w' o have done army service, want
ing to volunteer for military positions
in the Mexican altuatlon.
NewV- ,-ilon Are Falling Into
LiWto Pnt Their Shoulders to
the Wheel for City'i
NEED IS READILY SEEN BY ALL
Committees Are Hard at Work nd
Definite Plans Will Soon Be
Outlined for the Effort.
SHOULD PROFIT BY EXPERIENCE
At the next meeting of tha Omaha
Clearing House association, which Is
to he held in about a week, the mat
ter of the need of a new union depot
In Omaha Is to he taken up.
The Retail Grocers' association la
clso to take the matter up at the
Letters from these two organiza
t'ons reached tha special committee
of the Associated Retailers of Omaha
yesterday. Tbro are the result of a
number of letters sent to the various
business organizations of the city by
the special depot committee of the
Associated Retailers asking that the
various bodies appoint - committees
to co-opcrau with the retailers In
tbe demand for a new depot.
With the Builders' exchange already In
lino with a committee ready to work with
the retailers; ..with the Real Estste ex
change preparing to discuss the matter
at an early meeting; and with the Com
merclarclub handling the matter through
Its publlo affalra committee; the two new
promises by the bankers and the grocers
to take hold of the matter., are looked
upon as Indicating the Constantly increas
ing Interest in thf .subjecti' .
All Are FjiToenble.' ,
Here are some -recent 'opinion ex
pressed on the streets:
George T. Morton. Chairman of the City
Planning Board Omaha wanta tho best
depot and terminal facllltina obtainable
and warranted by the present business
and certain growth. F.asy communication
and close touch with the surrounding
territory is a fundamental requirement
for any city and especially for Omaha,
the "market town." Our whole railroad
terminal systems must be studied and a
plan worked out on scientific lines by
ablo engineers for the city and co-operation
with the railroads before we can
tell what things need to be done first,
and where; Ornate depot . building, are,
not the most Important nor the first fea
ture of the problem! The simplest 'method
of facilitating travel should he our aim,
Agitation for improved facilities ia-Umely.
Let us tnak plan' for- present "edt
capable, of enlargement as the city grows,
- Tint to Start Something;.
J. W, -Gamble, President of the Stand
ard Chemical Company I'd like to sea a
new union depot, of course, but I suppose
If I should advocate it I would again be
criticised as I have been in the past.
When I was working hard with the Mis
souri river, navigation committee getting
river transportation started here, certain
persons criticised me,- and aaid that If
we would cut out- the navigation talk
and give the railroads some united sup
port, we .might stand a chance of getting
a union depot sometime. ' "
Benefit r KsperleneV.
M. J. Oreevy, Pioneer, Publicist; and
Politician We are going to have a new
union depot. That much is oertaln. The
vital feature seems to be the location.
Thirty years ago I urged a site between
Seventeenth and Twentieth streets, fac
ing north on Harney street, and i. believe
today this same-sK would be ideal. It
may be that Leavenworth street would
be just as desirable. The depot should be
close to the center of the city This
would -necessitate underground tracks
Into the terminal. It is a matter whlor
will call for some serious thinking. The
new depot's!!" should he-selected with I
a view of the city's growth for many
years hence. We should benefit by the
experience of other cities In matters of
this kind. ,
Idea for Army; Gun
In Every Home in U.S.
WASHINGTON. March 17.-"The bill,"
said Representative Khalle nherger, demo
crat of Nebraska In the debate on the
army Increase bill, "provMes In my
opinion as reasonable and efficient an
Increase as is demanded to perform every
function demanded jt the army In times
Mr. Bhallenberger "'d history showed
that the fate of nations always had hung
upon the common ao Idler, tho man with
a gun In hi hand fighting for hi home
"If I had mr way," ho added, "I would
place a gun. tho finest military flfle, be
hind the door of every home. I would
have father and eon taught to us it
and depend on that force to defend the
Representative Klnkald. republican -of
Noirtaska, aaid he was glad the bill pro
vided for an Increased National Guard
rather than a great atandlng army.
Rerresentatlva Hull, raoubliran t Inwa
I asill tha Vatlnnal 7urA ha l.i.L.n.il sA
nation-wide unity which the Hay bill
would provide. He advocated govern,
ment manufacture of aeroplane,- they
could bo made at tha Rock Island arsenal
for one-tenth of their preaent coot of
Webster of Chicago
Files for President
M...OLX. Neb., Msrch 17. Kpeclal
Telegram.) William tJrant Webster of
t h lea go. by a petition signed mostly by
I Mini ha republicans, becsme a candidate
for president on the . Nebraska presi
dential preference ballot today.
Other filings this afternoon were R.
V. Howell of Omaha for national repub
lican committeeman and N. p. Iodge
and C. A. Epperson for delegstea-at-large
to the national republican contention.
PERSHING, the American
general who has orders to
get "Villa, dead or alive."
1 , joe a
feftlOrCtN. JOHN M. PEft&HIMO.
Many United States Citiient in Mex
ico on Way Out or Preparing
f to Start.
MANY DISQUIETING STORIES
EL PASO, Tex., March 17. Rap
Idly . growing .. uneasiness among
Americana throughout Mexico, espe
cially In the north and west, was evi
denced today by reports from various
sections- that United States citisens
were either on their way to the bor
der or were preparing to leave. .
At practically every point of en
tr along tbe northern and north
western frontier Americans arrived
today from tbe Interior,' but In the
majority of Instances they said they
were leaving Mexico as a matter ot
precaution and not because' of' any
oert acts of hostility ' against; them
. JThe vKteot aignifieant report -wag - re
cerved from Durango, where tho AmN
lean , vlc cohsttt advised that his wife
and child bo sent out of the' country.
This followed closely on the arrival Jast
night on the bordor of - the American
consul from Torreon with a large num
ber of Americana '
Americana ' arriving here brought nu
merous disquieting stories about the at
titude of the Mexicans In the Interior,
especially In Chihuahua,. Duranao and
Coahulla,. but invariably they told these
stories privately, and when asked o
make' any' statement for publication in
sisted that everything was quiet In the
section from, which they came. They en
plained the contradiction by saying that
they expected to return to Mexico when
things before more settled and they did
not wlah to say anything which might
arouse resentment of the Mexicans. An
American who arrived today from the
city of Chihuahua reported that all was
quiet there yesterday.
The Mexican consulate here received
a telegram today from . General Calles,
military governor of Aonora. saying that
a Vllllata spy, R. ranobllos, had been
arrested at Dos Cabesas. It Is alleged
that thla man was In Columbus on the
night of the raid. When questioned ha
aaid that Villa had fled after the raid
to Corralltoa, where he murdered ov
ers! cowboy and seized a number of
horses. He then started for Ualeana by
way of Puerto C'hoco.
Reports Increased '
Activity in Russian
And Italian Arenas
BtmLJN.' March 17. (By Wireless to
Sayvtlle.) Increased activity on the Rua
slan front la reported In the official Aus
trian communication of yesterday, as re
ceived here todsy. The ' statement fol
lows: "On the front of the armies of Gen
erals Pflanser, Baltm ant Boehm-Er-
molll, there was Increased activity by
the artillery on both aide. Russian at
tack northeast of Xoslov, on the Strips,
"Italian attacks on the Jsenso front da-
creased in violence. Two attempt to ad
vance agalnat the Podgora position by
strong Italian forcea were Impeded by ar
tillery fire. An Italian attack on the
northern alope of Han Mlchela waa re
pulsed with ssnguliiary. losses for the as-
"At many places there were artillery
duels during the night.' On the t'orln
thtsn fror.t there was artillery fire in the
Turkey Trying for
LONDON. March 17. The Rome eorr.
apondent of the Exchange Telegraph
company eenda tbe following:
"A message from Berne ssys that
Naby Bey, former Turkish ambassador at
Borne, la reported to be endoavoring to
negotiate a 'eeparate peace for Turkey
with the allies." 1
WILSON WEARS SHAMROCK
SENT BYJOHN REDMOND
WASHINGTON. March 17.-Prestdent
Wilson celsbrsted St. Patrick's day to
day by earing a green necktie and a
sprig of shamrock sent him by John
Redmond, the Irish nationalist leader in
the British Parliament.
INTO OLD MEXICO
United States Cavalry Under Com'
mand of Colonel Dodd Said to
Be Advancing; at a
' Rapid Rate.
MAIN ARMY MOVES SLOWER
Two Wings Probably Will Form a
. Junction Somewhere Near
MAY HAVE STARTED EARLIER
KL PASO, Tex.. March 17. A few
definite farts about ths American ex
l edition Into Mexico today stood out
with considerable clearness, as the
result of official published reports
end the new brought here by Ameri
can who have been In touch with
some portion of thn American move
It seemed certain that of the two
columns which are "somewhere 'n
Mexico, " one was constituted for
speed, while the other apparently
as moving more slowly. The gwift
footed column was the auxiliary
aimy, seemingly mostly cavalry,
which went into Mexico fifty mllea
west of the main army of General J.
J. rershlng- when his forces crossed
at Columbus, N. M.
The secrecy which haa surrounded the
movements of the main column haa been
slight compared with the record of this
weatern force. There Is reason to believe,
from the official announcements, that the
western column may have gone Into
Mexico earlier than the main body. Every
report arriving here from the border as
serts that the western wing has traveled
the farther. By these same reports, the
t'vo columns will form a Junction near
the threatened American Mormon col
onies, possibly ' In . the . Csss Orsndes
Swfplnar He port a lnverlf leg.
Reports that anlper had shot at the
troops remained unverified today. How
ever, sniping and even the possible kill
ing or wounding of a few American sol
dier by thess long rsnge msrksmen was
not regarded here as an indication that
the American army's .march up to date
was otherwise than a peaceful expedition,
so' far as the majority-of the Mexican
people are concerned.
Sniping hag been oommott on the Amer
ican side In this section, with the dif
ference that- on thn American side tha
sharpshooter - rmve had -only, com ftara
Uvely small targets to shoot at, such as
a horseman, an automobile, or at host, a
railroad train. There I nothing to pre
vent Individual of this typo, acting en
tirely on their own Initiative, from creep
ing onto some hill and sending a few
bullet at a distant column of troops'.
Problem' of Oeapatloa of Clttee.
Carranta officials, It was learned today,
have been discussing with some concern
whether American troops during the Villa
pursuit' would have to occupy any. Maxl
ran cities snd the effect of such occupa
tion upon Mexican public aentlment. .The
Carransa officer havo frankly expreaaed
the hope that the . garrisoning of the
cities can be , left to their own troops.
The American army' choice of tha Chi
huahua deaert as It placa of entry pre
clude for the present such a problem
a city gsrrisnn duty. It Is estimated
her that the coat of the Villa pursuit
at present la upward of 140,000 per day.
There Is one soldier in the Carransa
gsrrisnn In Juare who I frankly antl
Carransa. He la a 13-year-old boy who
was captured with the Villa garrison at
Juares and whose life was spared on the
condition that he turn Carranslsta. HI
name ho ssld today firmerly was "Little
"And now," he added, "It I Little Car
"Whom do you like bestf he
"Pancho Villa." was the reply.
Troarh Itaaaor la Exslalae.
Water waa running today in the Irriga
tion dltchea back of the Juares raoe
track and thereby was explained a sen
sational report widely published early this
week that the. Juares garrison was dig
ging military trenches.
Sunday Ainerlcsus at the raees saw
brown-clsd men who seemed to be dig
ging on ditches and the trench story
spresd. They were workmen cleaning rub
bish out of Irrigation ditches ao that the
water might- enter.
Daniel Hurst, son of Bishop P. II.
Hurst of tha Mormon church, who reached
her yesterday from the Mormon colonies
(Continued on Page Two. Column Two.)
Stolen Ten Thousand
Dollar Gold Note is
Found at Madrid
NKW YORK, March J7.-A I'nlted
States government 10,W) gold note, one
of twenty of the same denomination
stolen from the mall In Beptemher, 1912,
whlla on the way to New Tork from
Havana, Cuba, was received by a bank
in this city today from Madrid, Spain.
It was sent by registered msll by the
American Bank of Spain, with tho re
quest that It be placed to the credit of
that Institution. It waa tho ninth of the
atolcn note to reappear sine the theft
No, information was available aa to how
the not reached the Madrid bank. A
cable message waa sent explaining the
altuatlon. As the note appear they are
given to tbe Insurance company whlcn
paid Insurance covering the amount of
the theft to the National Bank ot Cuba.
Wilson Signs Joint
Army Increase Bill
WASHINGTON, March 17.-President
Wllaon today lgned the joint congres
sional resolution authorising th Increase
of th, standing army to It full strength
of approximately 130,000 me a.
Huge Reward for Bandit. Dead or
Alive, Stirt Peons in North
NEW CITY RISES AT COLUMBUS
COU-MUT8, N. M., March 1".
(Fly Messenger to Kl Paso.) Two
half squadrons of cavalry left tho
expeditionary main base here today,
striking in a westerly direction.
Whether they were Intended to re
inforce the punitive columns was
not known. One report Indicated
that they were going, out to help
protect the line of communications
of that portion of the expedition
under Colonel Dodd, which three
daya ago circled to the westward
fifty miles from here and entered
Mexico about the- same time with
the main column which went di
rectly south from here.
Troop trains over night swelled
the Columbus ram to what la said to
be nearly the slxe of the original ex
pedition. Heavy construction work
of many varieties was under way to
night and a new city was rising with
almost visible progress to become a
largo permanent base.
Marr Is Qalet. (
The report that several men on outpost
duty with the expedition had been
wounded by snipers ha not been con
firmed here. It la significant that the
soldiers about csnip who come Into com
munication with returning relays of
transport ; drlvere receive information
which lead them to believe the ma sen
haa been quiet thus far.
Kxcept for this occasions! gossip and
the secret dispatches coming over the
aire the men of the expedition out some
where in northern Chihuahua are com
pletely out of communication of any sort
with oven their comrsde at thla bsse.
Tho body of First Lieutenant Kdward
M. Zell of the Eleventh cavalry, who
killed himself here yesterday, wae today
sent to Italtlmore for burial. One of tha
chaplains, who wss on Intimate terms
with Zell, said thst ha had worried for
fear his troop wss not up to standard In
discipline. IJeutensnt Zell' troop waa
said by brother officers to be among the
When Lteutensnt Zell alighted from a
troop train In , Columbus and hsd gased
for a moment over the gray, desert-Ilka
wastes about town, he xclalmed, "Great
Ood! I this Columbus, New Mexico?"
Ills fellow officers paid llttl attention
to the remark until a few minute later
they . heard a ahot and , found him. dead
with. wound In he head. ,' , , , t
; : art fT nwa4 tor villa.'
; Itelinbl reports hero Indicate that aom
of the large ranching and cattle. Interest
p tbe Mexican aide of the.; border her
hav offered a reward of ano.OOO for Villa,
dead or allv. . Officer her today sa'd
they had reason to believe that news of
this Immense reward had caused com
motion among tha neons who hav hard
of It in northern Mexico. . v
- Life at this military bns a a animated
and picturesque today. The roar ef aver
plane over head ' was matched by th
rumble, of pounding hoof mountain
batteries and cavalry troops sped over
tne.harl rocky soil of nearby hilt on
rraiUlca marches designed to pu the last
touch of physical condition Into tho wait
Here at least the border haa lost all
thought of pprhnston that tho Car
ransa party in Mexioq will causa trouble.
The feeling of security seem to ha based
more on the army' comforting preseno
than on any report of what I transpir
ing across th border. It I notable, how.
ever, that numerous Mexican hav com
Into tho baa direct from Mexico, .volun
teering much gpparently useful Informa
tion about th country which th troop
will march through. These Mexlaans lay
that they heller alt political factions In
Mexico, except th Vllllstea; will Welcome
th presence of th Americans once their
peaceful intentions are. thoroughly real
ised. They emphssise that what Mexi
can now desire is peace so long a their
Independence la not threatened.
Rar fo Horse.
Th trooper' respect for a horse was
shown her today whan it becam neces
sary to kill more than forty wounded and
worthies mount, which had been cap
tured from th Vllllata. The rifle squad
put thee animal out of their misery,
but before that th cavalrymen led the
emaciated beast to the American atables,
peted them, commlsersted with them ou
llielr "hard luck, old boy," and gave them
a final satisfying, feed before their
From their appearance these animal
had been ridden mercilessly by the Villa
band. Their hides had been worn through
in . some places.
It waa learned today th shot, whioh
killed Colonel Lopes, VlUa first chief,
during the raid, was fired by an Amer
ican trooper at 1200 yards. Lopes felt at
th first shot. Much of th other shoot
ing during that fight waa dona at dis
tance of 80S and yard, remarkably
good markamanship, according to th
Fatal Auto Upset
at ElkPoint, S. D.
8IOCX CITT, la.. March IT.-In aa
automobile accident whWh occurred last
night on th Vermillion road about on
half mil west of Elk Point, ft. D.. Loul
D. Albais, u yaara old. an auto livery
man of Vermillion, ft. p., waa killed and
Audrey Anderson, 21 year old., of Spirit
Mount, ft. V.. waa probably fatally in
jured. CAR OF HAND GRENADES
EXPLODES AT MONTEREY
I.AHKUO, Tex.. March 1". Fourteen
Carransa aoldiera snd ten chilling were
killed In an explosion of a carluad of
grenades and artillery ammunition In the
yards of National Itailway lines at 'Mon
terey. Max., laat Tuesdsy. according to
passengers reaching her today from
Monterey. Tb new was suppressed by
th Carrania, aulhorlU bcaua of th
tension existing between tha - VnlUd
Btate and. Mxioo
IN VILLA HAUNTS;
BRIDGE IS BURNED
Bandits Burn Railroad Span Di
rectly in Line of March of U. S.
Troops Who Are Now ia
ONE COLUMN IS LOCATED
Portion of Invading: Force Reported
Now on Outskirts of Casas
MUCH ACTIVITY AT COLUMBUS
EI. PASO, Tex., March 17.
American troops have reached Casas
Orgndes, according to the statement
of General Gavlra tonight at Juarex.
El, PASO. Tex., March 17. One
of the American columns In Mexico
wss dlflnitely located tonight on the
outskirts of tbe Casas Grandes re
gion, between the towns of Janos
and Ascension, in a statement issued
by General Gavlra, Carranxa com
mander at Juarex. Simultaneously
came the first Indication of activity
on the part of the Villlstas and of
their Intention to resist the Ameri
cana expeditions In news received
that Villa's followers had burned a
railroad bridge on the Northwestern
railroad of Mexico between Sum
mitt and 8an Pedro, Chihuahua.
Oeneral Oavlra's Information pre
sumably refers to the force made up
the Scrcnth and Tenth cavalry,
which crossed the border near
Hachlta, N. M., and la aaid to be ad
vancing by forced marches to pro
Dublin. lllrrrllr In Line of March.
The two towns mentioned, Janoa and
Ascension are between sixty and sixty
five miles directly outh of llaehita on
th Janos river. Janos, th most south
erly of the two, I about twenty mile
from Corralltoa, near where th railroad
bridge waa burned. Th burned bridge
waa on th Northwestern . railroad be
tween Summltt and San Pedro and, di
rectly in th Una of advance of the tiaiu
expeditionary force, which, starting from
Cblutnbus, would strlk the rallrosd at
Ousman, forty mile north of Corralltoa.
It waa clo to th latter place that th"
Villlstas are said to hav murdered five
Mexican ranchers on Sunday and drove
bff their horses. ' " ' '.'
Arrivals from Columbus todsy reported
Intniiso activity at tha American military
bar. They said fresh troops were being
sent forward acres the border both night
and day and that one aeroplane hsd
already Joined the forces In Mexico.
Seven other aircraft are hovering over
the, border constantly on scouting trip.
' ' The Absorbing; Qaeatlon.
With th practical certainty that th
American soldier had at laat reach I
th Villa' territory, th question of ab
sorbing Interest on th border I how
many men haa Villa and will he fight or'
run. Americans from th Casaa Grandes
region assert that the peons there are
certain to eupport Villa, partly througi
hi system of terrorising and . partly
through the glamor of his reputation si
The Carransa officials here and In
Juares Insist that Villa has disbanded
whatever men ha had with him and wilt
not offer to fight, but will rely for safety
on hie knowledge ot the almost Inac
cessible mountain of th Sierra Madres
which h know by heart.
Americans who know Villa and the
country In which be ha taken refugo
r enl'y confident thst he will sttemnt
to check his pursuer by a guerrlla cam
paign. , . ' ' ,
Km Clnah Yet.
BAN ANTONIO, Tex., March IT.-Cal-,
culatlon about army headquarter here
today Indicated that General Pershing
eoon will be in poaitlon to redivld hi
forces, and from near tho heart of the
region wher Villa haa been operating
begin a aystematio search for him. Offi
cial report to Oeneral Funston gave -surances
thst there had been no clash
between Americans and any band of
Mexicans and that the routine of tho
march had not, been disturbed. . . .
It wss estimated that Colonel Dodd,
who crossed the international boundary
line at 1 o'clock Thursdsy morning, forty
five mile .from Hachlta, N. M., waa to
night close by. If not actually In touch
with the heavier and slower column Isd
Continued on Pag Five, Column Qne.)
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