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ihreat to annihilate 500 American
men, women and children, or fleeing
to mountainous Guerrero district to
hide from American pursuit. He is
believed to have divided his follow
ers into small guerilla "bands.
Villistas reported in northern part
of Durango state where band under
Gen. Urbalejo made unsuccessful at
tack on passenger train on National
Lines of Mexico, killing number of
crew. Armed Carranzista guard drove
off bandits after they had dynamited
station at Conejos.
Redoubling their efforts to capture
Villa themselves and thus render
American invasion unnecessary, de
facto government reported to have
2,500 men closing in on Corralitos.
2,000 more just arrived at Juarez will
be sent to Palomas.
Mobile, Ala., March 13. Cruiser
North Carolina, now at Pensacola,
has received sealed orders presuma
bly for Mexican service, according to
Mexico City, March 13. Gen. Car
ranza today summoned his cabinet
into session at Queretaro, 100 miles
northwest of Mexico City to consider
situation arising out of Villa's border
El Paso, Tex. It became known
today that U. S. has placed air-tight
embargo on munitions shipments to
Mexico. Even mining explosives are
barred. Individuals are not allowed
to cross at any point bearing arms.
Galveston, March 13. Entraining
of 23d Infantry, which yesterday re
ceived orders to leave for "the
front," began this morning at Fort
FORT SHERIDAN TROOPS TO
BE HELD READY
Five troops of soldiers today com
pleted preparations to leave Ft
Sheridan for Mexico. Special trains
stood at the Ft Sheridan station of
the Northwestern road over night
while camp equipment was loaded.
The war department this after
noon telegraphed CoL D. A. Fred
ericks, Ft Sheridan, to hold troops
for further orders.
There are 365 soldiers in the five
troops which are leaving and every
man seems anxious for action. The
hospital detachment of 18 men and
Col. R, S. Porter, charge of the Fort
Sheridan squadron, left yesterday for
CALIFORNIA BOY LOSES FIGHT
FOR ENGLISH MILLIONS
London, March 13. "Teddy"
Slingsby, 5-year-old California boy.
lost his fight for Slingsby millions.
Reversing decision of lower court,
the court of appeals ruled that Teddy
was not legitimate son of Charles
Henry Reynard Sligsby and Mrs.
Dorothy Morgan Warner Slingsby of
San Francisco and therefore not the
rightful heir to the estate of Rev.
BITS OF NEWS
Calumet, Mich. Stamp mill owned
by Tri-Mountain Mining Co., burned.
Washington. Sec'y of Navy Dan
iels claimed to have no confirmation
of San Francisco report that a sec
ond navy code book had been stolen
on Pacific coast.
Philadelphia. Seymour Eaton,
57, author and journalist, who cre
ated 'Teddy Bear" toy, dead. Apo
plexy. Washirtgton. Disbarment of Att'y
Chas. A. Thatcher, Toledo, by Fed
eral Judge Killits for alleged libel of
Judge Morris of Ohio, affirmed by
Paris. 12 American college men,
working with ambulance corps at
French front, have been cited in or
ders of the day and will be decorated
with French war cross.
Wm. Bindrim, 60, butcher, and
son, William, found slain in home,
1106 Blue Island av. Father shot
Son hacked with butcher knife.
Less than 50,000 will register to
morrow, it is estimated. But it will
cost ?200,000 to get them registered,