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VOLl XLV NO. 243.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORXTNU, MARCH 28, 191( TWKIA'K IWr.ES.
Om Trades, at Hotel
ewe Stents, ate, Be
SINGLE OOPT TWO CENTS.
OHIO CITY LEVEES
STRAIN UNDER THE
..leu Than Two Feet of Dike Holdi
Back Floods in Columbus that
Are Threatening to Equal
Those of 191.1.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MOVE
Regiment of National Guard Held
- Ready in Case Embankments
CHANCES FAVOR CITY'S ESCAPE
COLUMBUS, O.. March 27. Less
than two feet of reinforced leveea
tonight was holding: the rising
waters of the Bclolo river, pre Tent
ing a flood which earlier in the day
bad threatened to equal that of
1913. Thousands of persons moved
from their homes to high ground
Chances tonight favored a passing
of the flood's crest without a break
in the levees. Cessation of today's
downpour In the upper Sciolo valley
and the coming of slightly colder
weather quieted the anxiety of the
80,000 residents of lowlands in this
Normal business and achool sessions
were impended In the district threat
ened while resident carried their house
furnishings to second stories, movtsd
them hastily In vans to places of safety
or fled across the river with only per
Ambulances sped through the streets
II day carrying Invalids and prospective
inothera from the west side to hospitals
J"r homes of friends In blither sections.
J Thhe Fourth regiment, Ohio National
f guard, tonight was held ready for mo
filiation If the water breaks the levees,
r and cots and blankets were provided in
the city ball, state house and school
buildings, where refugees could spend
the night. City officials formed a clti
sens' committee to assist In the
is Reported Sunk
BERLIN, March 17. (Wireless to Bay.
vllle. Reports have been received from
Athena that a French transport with
troops on board from Saloniki had struck
a mine and sunk, seventy-three persona
being rescued, says the Overseas News
J - -Tb foregoing- may refer to the BltSR
' tng of the British liner Minneapolis
the Mediterranean, reported ' yesterday
from Marseilles. The Minneapolis was
believed to be In the government sen-ice
In Mediterranean waters. The Marseilles
report said that the Minneapolis was
House Refuses to
Strike Out Literacy
Test from Bill
WASHINGTON, March r.-The literacy
,test was kept In the Immigration bill
by the bouse working in committee of tho
hole today by vote of 226 to 82, which
defeated a motion by Rcprsentatl"o
Kabath of Illinois, to strike it out. The
question comes up again when the hoiue
votes on the bill as a whole.
An amendment to exempt from the lit
eracy teat persons coming to this coun
try to escape either religious or political
persecution was rejected 140 to 43. The
bill as drawn would exempt only per
sons persecuted for religious beliefs.
MINES ARE EXPLODED
UNDER GERMAN TRENCHES
RERUN. March 27. (la London.)
More lhan J10 yards of German trenches
near Pt. Kilo have been Mown up by
the British, Germany army headquar
ters announced, today.
4'. V. Buck. Klecteit May Nr.
IOWA FALLS, la, March n. (Special
Telegram.) C. C. Buck was re-elected
mayor today on a non-partisan ticket.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, t'ouncll Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair and warmer.
nperatare at Omaha; Yesterday.
6 a. m Si
7 a. m.
CesaparatlT ui neeord.
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Tut excess since March 1.
Normal precipitation., ,
' leteiiry for the day
Total rainfall since Match 1
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KxreNs for ror. period, IHli.
I ef ulency for cor. period, 1914 77 inch
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lavenport. cloudy 44 4g .11
irs Moines, clear 62 M .to
olse uy, clear ti 7S .00'
North I'lKtte, clear 71 7i ,
Omaha, rlear fci hit .it)
Kapld City, clear M . M .00
Sheridan, i-lear .V ,m
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ON SUSSEX SAVED
Embassy at Paris Announces All On
Passenger List of Ship Ac
PARIS, March 27. Detailed in
formation gathered by the American
embassy here Indicates that no Amer
ican lives were lost on the Sussex.
All the Americans whose names
were on tho passenger list have now
been accounted for, the embassy
states. It is possible, however, that
there may have been among the pas
sengers some Americans whose
names were not Inscribed.
Prof. James Mark Baldwin and
Mrs. Baldwin' were saved, it is
authoritative announced. They were
at WlmerVux. near Boulogne. Miss
Elizabeth Baldwin, their daughter,
was badly njured, and is in a hos
pital at the same place.
Joshua Dickinson Armitage of New
York, is in a hospital at Dover, ac
cording to a dispatch from there, lie
is badly Injured, but will probably
Crocker lias Skull Fractereri.
LONDON. March IT.-Of the three
American survivors of the Sussex who
are In a hospital et Hover only one,
George Crocker of Fitchburg, Mass., Is
in a serious condition. Ills skull was
fractured by a falling mast. I re regained
consciousness this morning and his phy
sicians believe he will recover.
Joshua I). Armitage of New York and
Wilder -Fenfleld of Hudson. Wis., are
suffering from shock and bruises, but
are not seriously injured.
Thomas J. Pence,
Head of Democratic
Committee, is Dead
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 27.-
Thomas J. Pence, secretary of the demo
cratic committee, who had been 111 for
several months as a result "of pneumo
nia, died at his home here early today.
President Wilson was deeply shocked
when told of Mr. Pence's death and ex
pressed deep regret. With' Postmaster
General Burleson and Secretary Tu
multy, Mr Pence bad directed all of
the detailed political work of the ad
ministration since the president . took
Mr. Pence probably had as extensive
acquaintance among democratic poll,
tlclans throughout the country as any
man who ever occuplde an official posi
tion with the national committee. Ho
was ona of the "original Wilson mn.H
and -after the last- lection was offered
several Important government post, lie
ecTineif.'lfrem mil, however, , and became
assistant to ths chairman of the na
tional committee in charge of permanent
headquarters here. At the meeting of ths
national committee last December, Mr.
Pence waa chosen its secretary.
Mr. Pence was a friend of President
Wilson and was ths dally companion of
the president's secretary, J. P. Tumulty,
and of several prominent administration
senators. For many years he was Wash
ington correspondent of the Raleigh (N.
C.) News and Observer, which Is owned
by Secretary Daniels of the Navy De
partment. Because of Mr. Pence's protracted Ill
ness, W. II. HolHster, secretary of Sen
ator Stone, recently was appointed as
sistant secretary of the national commit
tee and waa designated by Mr. Penoe as
acting secretary. , ,
Teutonic Attack ,
On Saloniki Lines .
. Becoming General
ATHENS, March VI Paris, March
rz.) Dispatches from Saloniki say that
the frontier actions which had hitherto
been considered merely as trying out
operations on the part of the Bulgarians
and Germans are now assuming the char
acter of a general attack against the
advanced line of the allies. Considerable
vigor Is being displayed and heavy ar
tillery la being employed on both sides.
It Is said that In both military and dip
lomatic circles of the Teutonic allies there
Is a belief that the long prophesied effort
to drive the allies Into the sea has begun,
but it Is pointed out In these circles, is
Athens at least, are not in a position it
be accurrateiy informed. In entente cir
cles here, while the Importance of the
Increasing activity of the Bulgarians and
Germans Is not minimised there Is a gen
eral conviction that they do not seri
ously Intend to attempt to capture Sa
loniki. One More French
and Two British
Vessels Are Sunk
LONDON. March "7. The .French
steamship Hebe. 1.404 tons; the British
steamahlrt Ceme and the British fish car
rier Khai-toum of Hull have been sunk.
; The crews of the Hebe and feme have
been landed. Two members of the crew
i of the Khartoum have been saved, but
it is fared the remaining nine men were
Lloyd's reports that the British steam
ship St. Cecelia, the smiting of which was
announced yesterday, was blown up by
a mine. It had a general cargo from
Part of Powder Mill
in Utah Blown Up
SALT LAKE CITY, March !7.-Elghteen
kegs of Mack powder were ignited by a
foreign substsnce In the powder at the
l'rrus Powder company's plant at
Pachus, near here, this morning. The
wheel nil'l. a small unit of the plant,
was drktroyed. No one was injured.
BOELKE, German aviator,
is acclaimed as a hero be
cause he has brought down
his thirteenth enemy aero-.
I : I
ELEVEN LIVES LOST
Big; British Liner Used at Transport
is Sunk Jin the Mediter
FORMERLY RAN TO HEW YORK
LONDON, Marcn 27. It is an
nounced that eleven persons were
killed when the British steamship
Minneapolis, formerly In the New
York-London service, was sunk last
week In the Mediterranean.
Three more British steamers have
been sunk, presumably by German
submarines. They are the Minneap
olis, once plying between American
ports and London, the St. Cecelia, on
a voyage from Portland, Me., and
the Fenay Bridge, bound from Phila
delphia for Hull. The crews of the
St. Cecelia and Fenay Bridge were
rescued. The fate of the crew of
the Minneapolis is not known.
The feicact number of American
casutaues on board tne cross-ensure!
steaTflW lSissex"whlch was ilown
up in the channel Friday afternoon
has not yet been determined. The
French admiralty, basing Its state
ment on affidavits of American pas
sengers saved, says the Sussex was
torpedoed without warning.
Several Involved in
Plot to Kill Peck
Hint of Prosecutor
NEW YORK, March 27. The finding
of new clues which may lead to the
discovery of accomplices of Dr. Arthur
Warren Walte, accused of aha murder of
his father-in-law, John E. Peck, Orand
Rapids millionaire druggist, caused DLs
trlct Attorney Swann today to delay
asking for an Indictment until tomor
row. ' '
The district attornew declined to reveal
the nature of the new clues, but in
timated that others might be Involved
In the alleged murder plot and that fur
ther Investigation might disclose that
there was to have been more than one
Mr. Bwann admitted that he had evi
dence that Dr. Walte had a laboratory
In which be made a study of deadly
germs and that the young dentist's ac
tivities In thla direction wers being In
vestigated. Aasiatant District Attorney Mancuaco,
Dr. Harry Schurs. the Peek family
physician, and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Peck,
son and daughter.ln-law of the victim
of the alleged murder, arrived today
from Grand Rapids and were being ex
pected to go before the grand Jury. Mr.
Mancusco brought with him 800 pages
of stenographic notes, detailing among
other things the circumstances of the
cremation of Mrs. Peck, wife of the
victim, who preceded him si a weeks tn
Embargo on Print .
WASHINGTON, March 27. A resolution
for an Investigation of the news print
paper situation by the Department of
Commerce waa Introduced In the honse
today by Representative Copley of Illinois.
Much of the supply of raw material tor
print paper that came from Germany,
Norway and Sweden was out off by t'-o
war. Other material la being shipped from
.thla country to Europe for use In the
manufacture of munition, the resolution
says. An opinion la asked on the advlsv
blllty of placing an embargo on raw ma
terial. According to Mr. Copley tha price of
paper haa advanced so far that the Uvea
of many small newspapers are threat
ened. FEDERAL OIL COMPANY
DRILLS FIFTEEN WELLS
Wade, Templeton A Co. of New Yorgj
announces In Its circular on the new F ent
eral OH company that one new well wl'l
lf drilled every slty days until flfleei
wells hsve been completed. One of the
wells la now doing K) barrels a day, It
WILSON WILL NOT
TAKE FINAL STEP
President Will Consult Congress Be
fore Do in Anything Lead
ing; to a Break with
IS STATED AUTHORITATIVELY ;
Indications that Germany Has j
Again Resumed War on Pas- j
senger Steamships. !
GERMAN PROGRESSIVES DEFIANT ,
WASHINGTON, March 27. It
was authoritatively stated late today
that the president wouM comniunl- I
cats the situation fully to congress j
before taking any definite steps j
which might lend to a rupture of
diplomatic relation rs a resn't of
the attacks on the steamers Susses j
and Englishman. i
Advices to the State department i
today from Bristol, England, said 1
one American, T. B. Melkley, a
horseman, apparently was lost In the j
sinking of the British steamer Eng- j
lishman and that the total loss of
life was seven horsemen and three
members of the crew.
(ieraiaay Will Disavow It.
It was stated authoritatively here to
day that should It be shown that a Ger
man submarine attacked the Huasex,
Qermany would disavow the act. offer
reparation, punlKh the submarine com.
mander and satisfy the United Plates
that the act was In violation of Instruc
tions. It was also stated authoritatively that
the German ambassador, Count on
Bernstorff was mainly responsible for
the recent retirement of Orand Admiral
von Tirplts, who la snld tn have been
eliminated because of bis views on sub
marine warfare after Count von Berns
torff had made certain reeommendatlona
to the Imperial chancellor von Itethmann-
According to Information here, the am
bassador was advised that Admiral von
Tirplts proposed to conduct a relentless
submarine campaign against all shipping
to Brltlim. ports and was asked what. In
his opinion, would be the effect of such
a campaign ipon neutral nations, par
ticularly the United States.
Important Factor In Retirement.
The ambassador's reply Is ssld to have
been an Important factor In the retire
ment of the admiral.
Knowing these facta and .the at
tltude of tha German government, the
Teutonie officials are certain that If a
submarine was concerned,,. VyrvMex
disaster, tha Imperial government will do
everything In Its power to satisfy the
United States. It waa made clear, how
ever, that the German embassy believes
a mine and not a torpedo damaged the
channel steamer and that the German
government may Issua a statement.
Pleee of Bronse Found.
Consular Agent Whitman at Bouloma
reported today that ha was Informed by
French officials that a piece of bronse,
resembling a part of a torpedo had been
found on the channel liner Sussex.
Utate department officials said today
they had no information that any other
than German submarines were operating
In tha vicinity In which the Busses was
attacked. All agents In the vicinity were
being urged today to gather conclusive
wtuoucw irvin alii pQBHiDi avavnciea
Chairman Stone of tha foreign rela
tions committee conferred during the
day with President Wilson and the presi
dent also was In communication with
Beoretary Lanalng and urged speedy
gathering of facts regarding the Sussex
Senators and representatives who
called at the White House reflected the
view that the situation was serloua.
Gerataa PracTMtves Deflaat.
AMSTERDAM, Holland, March 17. !
(Via London.) The Tageblatt of Berlin
says that at the annual meeting of the
propreaslve people's party In Berlin. Pr.
Otto Wiener made a statement In re
gard to tha attitude taken by members
of the party In tha Reichstag and the
Pruaalan Diet on the submarine ques
tion. He announced the party had sent
a telegram to Dr. Alfred Zimmerman,
tinder secretary for foreign affairs,
stating that It would never admit tha
illegality of submarine warfare and that
In negotiations with other powers, "we
cannot allow the submarine weapon to
be snatched from our hands."
Discussing recent differences of opin
ion concerning the use of submarines
and the ultimate affect of a conflict
with the United States, Dr. Wiener said:
"We are not afraid, and we shall re
gard new dangers with calm confidence,
but we wish to live In peace with Amer
ica,. Who wantonly, by thoughtless ac
tion, brings about a rupture, sins against
Alluding to the political agitation In
Germany, Ir. Wiener said It waa di
rected against the Imperial government,
"From the beginning we have demanded
Increased and accelerated construction
of submarines. If the building of sub
marines had been carried out earlier
and at a more rapid rate, their employ
ment In war possibly might have In
creased considerably. We shall not al
low the submarine weapon to slip out
of our hands."
Nurse Strangled to
Death at Dallas
DALLAS, Tex., Harch 7. Tlie body of
Mrs. Z. M. Cramer, nurse, was found
today on tha high achool campus at Oak
Cliff, a suburb. Una had been strangled
to death. Disarranged elothlng Indicated
she had made a deaperata struggle for
Mrs. Cramer roomed near the high
achool. According to frlenda, she bad
been on a ease at Rdom, Tea. fine re
turned Sunday night. It Is believed she
may have ten attacked by a negro
a, while en route from the railway station
I to her home.
ANTI-AIRCRAFT OTTN3 GUARD SALONIKA HAR
BOR The photo shows one of the guns ready to wing a
daring air scout who might be willing to tako a chance to
get the "lay of the country."
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'YUAN MUST GO' IS
Governors of Revolting: Province!
Demand Retirement and Exile
of President. '
ADVISERS TO BE EXECUTED
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., March 27.
An ultimatum demanding; the
resignation and exile of Yuan Bbl
Kal and. the; trlal-andsetectttlon ot
twelve of ' his advisers has' becri
handed U tha Yuan Shi If aT'tf'cMifok'
ment by the military governors of
six revolting provinces, according to
cable advices today from revolution
ary leaders in China to the Chinese
Republic association here.
The ultimatum contained five demands,
according to tha advloes:
"First That Yuan Bhl Kal resign at a
fixed date and leave Chtno.
"Second That twelve 'traitors) (named)
be tried, and If found guilty of con
spiring against the republic eseouted.
"Thlrd-That Yuan ifihl Kal a orooerty
(and the rroterlr of tha twclv 'traitors'
b confiscated to indemnify the revolu-
"Fourth That Yuan 6hl Kal's descend-
snts for three generations forfeit their
, of clt,BenBhlp
"Fifth That the separste provinces be
given control ot army units and arse
nals." Douglas Sheriff
Fails to Find Big
Garrison Over Line
DO 1X1 LA 8. Arts., March 27. Harry
Wheeler, sheriff of Cochls county, made
a thorough Inspection of - the military
situation In Agua- Prieta Saturday, find
ing approximately SCO soldiers and a num
ber of camp followers there. He failed
to locate a masked battery there, aa re
ported In Douglas.
WASHINGTON, March W.-Penator As
hurst was Informed by the War depart
ment today that It could not under any
law furnish rltlsens of Arlsona S.OlO rifles
requested by the governor, for purposes
of self-protection against raids from Mex
Senator Ashurst today made public a
telegram from Secretary Baker to Oov
ernor Hunt, explaining the department's
"There is no authority of law for this
Issue of arms," read the telegram. "In
the present apparent panicky state of
mind of the rltlsens along the border, I
do not think that arms should be placed
In tha hands of any body of men except
those who are undor the aevereat dlacl
pllne. The presence In border towns of
armed bodies of citizens Is liable to re
suit In some unfortunate incident which
might cause the very - trouble that all
wIhIi to avoid. I cannot recommond the
Indiscriminate arming of the civilian pop
ulation. Consular reports Indicate that
there are few Mexican troops along the
border. General Fuuston Is aware of
conditions and la believed to be taking
some such steps for the protection of clt
Isens as conditions demand.
Turkey Denies Its
Subsea Sank Persia
WASHINGTON. D. C March CT.-Tur-key
today Informed the I'nlted Mates It
was not a Submarine of the Ottoman
government which sunk the liner Persia
In tha Mediterranean last winter with
loss of American life.
The Turkish note. In reply to repeated
Inquiries from the I'nlted fttatea, de
clared that all Ottoman submarines am
under Instructions to fly their national
flag and that none waa In the vicinity
ahen the Persia was sunk.
Germany and Austria have denied that
their submarines destroyed the ship.
s-i - ii. . Muui
TRYING TO TRAP
Early Report that Outlaw Had
Broken Through Cordon Are
THREE C0IUMHS IN PURSUIT
EL. PASO, ttx., March J 7. Hying
columns of American cavalry . art
seeking today (o ntrap Pancho
Villa and Ms band by sealing up all
tha trails and passes in ths moun
tainous district south of El Valle.
Cnce the outlets are barred, squad
rons of cavalry and detachments of
infantry, operating from the base
near Casas Orandes, will comb' the
country and endeavor to flush their
quarry into the open, .
This Is ths plan the military men are
following to effect the capture or tha
Tkree Col a sa as la Faraalt.
Villa and his band are moving rapidly
among the foothills of Blerra TaraJiu
mares, hotly pursued by threa columns of
American cavalry. Colonel George A.
Dodd Is directing tha cavalry movement.
This Information coming from army
offlclala at tha front confirms reports
brought here by American travelera from
the Caaaa Grandea district last Saturday
that Villa had escaped through tha lines
of the Carranxiata troops. Mexican Con
sul Garcia does not credit ths reports that
the Carranxa forces furnished no real
apposition to Villa and permitted tha ban
dit to escape.
Villa Scatters His CsaisuBS,
villa scattered his command in his
flight southward and at one time, It was
learned today, led only a small force of
fifteen or twenty men. The army censor
at Columbus haa permitted the Informa
tion to pass that Villa Increased his com
mand at El Valla by forcing thirty-five
joung men and boys to accompany him.
Military men here say this Indicates that
Mils now believes that he lias success'
fully eluded his pursuers and Is In post
tlon to move a larger body of men with
out fear of rapture. Brigadier General
Pershing haa let It become known that
ho expecU that It will take months to
Think Villa Will Eirnse.
Returning American refugees and cat
tlemen, who know the country, are unan-
uiiuua in ineir expression tnat Villa never
will be taken. The nature of tho country
and tha fact that Villa la among his own
people, who Idolise him, make the ban
ait s capture unlikely, they declared. The
Mexican country where Villa la now
fleeing Is a land peculiar to itself. A
negro sergeant, an old campaigner In the
Twenty-fourth Infantry, now In that re.
glon. speaking to a Caaas Orandes
rancher, puts It thua: "1 have been In
nearly ever land, but In this part of
Mexico there are more rivers and less
water, more cowa and less milk and fur-
mrr 10 iook ana less to see than any
country I have ever known,"
Guest at Banquet
at Rio Janeiro
RIO JAXKIKO, March 27. William (I
McAdoo and the other members of the
American section of the International
High commission, which is to meet In
Buenos Aires, were the guests laat night
at a banquet given by Ir. I .euro Waller,
the Brastllan minister of foreign affaln.
The Braxlllan members of the commis
sion were also present. Earlier In the
day Mr. McAdoo was received by Presi
dent Wrnceslao Bras, and, together with
Dr. Muller and lienor Calogeras, minis
ter of agriculture, they discussed ques
tions that are to be taken up at the
Buenoa Aires conference.
The t'nited Halea cr.'l.ser Tennessee
will continue Its route today for Buenos
VILLA IS FLEEING i
AT HIGH SPEED
TO THE SIERRAS
Eapidity of Bandit's Retreat Pre
cipitating Pursuit by Ameri
can Forcei, Says Wire
SEEK TO CORNER THE OUTLAW
All Ami of the Serriee Beinj Em
ployed to Force Him Into
BEING CONSTANTLY HARRASSED
CASA8 OUANDE9.. Chihuahua.
Mex., (By Wireless to Columbus, N.
M.). March a". Villa is . flying,
southeast, toward the foothills of
the Sierras. According to army re
ports received here today, the rapid
It yof his flight is precipitating the
American pursuit. All arms of the
service aro being used In an attempt
to force the bandit Into a corner..
KL. PASO. Tex., March 27. Both
(he Carranslstas and the American
forces are constsntly harrassing
Villa, who Is at El Oso, according
tn a telegram received by General
Qavlra at Juareg today from General
Mertanl, commanding- at Madera.
Bertani added that of the govern
ment forces, Colonel Cano was the
closest In touch with the bandit.
MAX ANTOXIO. Tex., March T.Vn
less permission Is granted soon for the
shipment of supplies over one of the rail
roads to the American troops ln Mexloo,
the pursuit of Villa may be seriously re
tarded. It waa explained at department
headquarters today that the lengthening
lines of communication along heavy trails
had made It practically impossible to de
liver supplies by auto trucks, and that al
ready a serious shortage of ' grain for
horses and mules haa been experienced.
WASHINGTON. March J7.-8ecretary
Baker and Secretary Daniels held a con
ference with President Wilson.
Later Secretary Baker issued a formal
statement saying all Information reaching
tha department from tha border showed
that quiet prevailed and axcltement had
been somewha allayed.
"We hava no dispatches Indicating ac
tual conflict between American soldiers
and any forces of any kind in Mexico,"
the atatement added.
Secretary Panlela dented eurrent re
porta that much of tha marine force in
Haiti wss, about to be withdrawn.
Lt, PASO, March 7: The American
army forces hava bean allowed the
privilege of using . Mexican telegraph
Wires between Madera and Juarea, It waa
announced here today by Oeneral Oavlra.
tha Carranxa commander at Juarea. All
communications, however,' are censored
by Oeneral Bertani, tha Carransa cem
mander at Madera.
Oeneral Gavlra said that Oeneral Ber
tani reported no newa from tha front,
but that ha waa working tn perfect ac
cord with Oeneral Perahlng.
Thla statement waa taken to mean here
that American troops must be using the
lines of the Mexico Northwestern rail
road to Madera. Person who know tha
country well say there la no possible
means, other than tha railway ty which
cavalry could reach Madera from tha
Casaa Grandea base.
Faaetea Want Havtlraa.
SAN ANTOXIO, Tea., March J7.-Wlth
Villa known to be . fleeing toward hla
stronghold In tha Guerrero dlatrict,
closely followed by troops of Oeneral
Perahtng'a command, tha problem of sup
plying field forces without tha use ef a
railroad south of tba border la becoming
Increasingly difficult. . Thla queatlon la
causing Oeneral Funston mora anxiety
than any feature of tha expedition. The
advanced fores haa peneterated mora
than ZA miles into the Interior or Chi
huahua. General Funston desires use of tha
Mexican Central Una from El Paso ta .
Chihuahua, but ha has delayed asking for
It pending Carranxa'a answer ta Wash
ington's request for permission to trans
port supplies over the Mexican North
western. No intimation of any change
In the railroad situation waa given at
department headquarters early today.
Many officers are convinced that the
success of operatlona dependa upon tha
use of rallrnaai aw tha territory. They
declare the matter la one of Imperative
Tha long dispatch from General Persh
ing, telling of operations In the vicinity
of Nsmlqulpa, glvea basla for belief
that In the future he will keep head-
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That term is found
quite often in the
Want - A tl e , because
many people ara
forced to a quick Bale
of their possessions.
Sometimes a - house,
lot, automobile, house
hold goods, and many
times jewelry and per
sonal effects of much
value are offered, at
ridiculous prices for
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