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Carranza General Says Ameri
can and De Facto Forces
Are Pressing Bandit Hard.
NEAR CANYON ENTRANCE
Band Reported Sighted Near
Namiquipa Declared Led by
Hunted Chief Himself.
EL PASO, Tex., March 26.-
Hope of Villa's speedy capture has
been renewed by official reports
that he is in the Santa Clara
canyon district, hard pressed by
the co-operating American and
The band reported sighted b
American troops near Namiquipa
was believed to be Villa's.
, A message irora-Gcn. Francisco t
Bertant at Madera, made public
yearly today by General Gavira in
Juarez, located Villa between San
Geronimo and El Oso, at the west
ern entrance to the canyon.
The Carranza detachment under
Col. Apelonio Canos, with whom
Columbus reports stated the Vil
listas had clashed twice, was said
to be hard after Villa.
' HEADED SOUTHWARD.
He entered tho canyon frorp the
north, they assert, and expects to make
hi way oulhward through Hip Croat
dent and come out at the south end,
U miles tway. In the Guerrero district.
Last night Villa was reported on
camped on tho Banueronlmc ranch,
pear the canyon.
Today tho pursuing Carrnnzn troops
of Colonel Cano were said to have
Ar.,vn film Into tho canyon through
which he Is supposed to he trying to es
cape. Wire communication south of Juarer
was restored late last nlKht. Mexicans
arrUing from Namiquipa also con
firmed Bertanl's rep'ort 'or Villa's prcs
nee In the Santa Clara district. They
said Villa fled east from El Oso, follow
ing; a skirmish with Carranza troops,
and .was believed to be hiding In the
All preparations have" been 'made -by
army officers here to use the Mexico
Northwestern railroad to carry supplies
to the expedition Just the moment per
mission from the Carranza government
Hlnce many bridges have been burned
alonK tho line by marauding bands,
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Flashed by Radio
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News Sent Around World From
Arlington Towers Reaches
Every Ship in Navy.
The news that Jess Willard retains
the championship was nshed arruind
the world from the Arlington wlrcloss
towers last nlsht.
At the close of the light n flash was
sent out giving tho result. M midnight
a condensed summary of the fight by
rounds was sent broadcast.
Navy wireless experts said tho news
would reach every ship In the United
States Js'avy. no matter wheio it might
be, and all the big pusscnger llneis on
the two oceans carrying wireless.
The messag.0 sent out of Arlington
added tho injunction f"send It wTou "
It was expected every nuvnl vosicl and
every commercial ship would relay the
news until It had slrdlod the globe.
Arlington officials mude no effort to
get the news to General Pet shins
.Mexican oxpcdltlonnry forces. Tneie
wan no reason, tVy ald, why Pen.li
Ing's field wireless could not pick up
the message, but they counted on the
fight fans In the wireless stations on
the Mexican hoidn tn gel tho news
to the wlrelrsa station In the Held.
Southern Sociological Congress
Confererce for 'education and IndiiMij,
New Orleans, La April 1J-M Low
round trip fares. Through Sleeping1 cars.
Muthtra Railway. A4vU
Commissioner of Immigration
Caminetti and Aides Now
CAUSE OF BLAZE UNKNOWN
Officials Will Probably Be Able
to Estimate Extent of Loss
Hundreds of valuable records of th
Bureau of Immigration are believed to
have been destroyed by a stubborn
blaze that swept four rooms of the
bureau on the eighth floor of the Mills
building, Sevent6cnth street and .Penn
sylvania avenue early today. .
Immigration Commissioner Caminetti
and othor officials of the bureau began
an Inventory of the records as soon as
the debris was cleared. These officials
stated It probably will take several days
to determine what records were de
stroyed. Alva Williams, watchman in charge
of the Mills building at night, discover
ed the fire about 2:30 o'clock. He tele
phoned Flro Department headquarters,
and four engine companies and two
trucks, under tho command of .Battalion
Chief. Henry, lespondod.
Officials of the bureau ald the
rooms Jn which the fir occurred were
closed to tha subordinate- "employes
or 'the bureau. ' They Ware used as
storerooms for the bureau records and
only certain officials of the service
had permission to enter thsm.
Agenta or the Mills bulldln esti
mated that between 11,500 and $8,000
would cover tha damage done to the
When the firemen arrived they had
to climb the steps to the eighth
floor. The blaze was confined to three
rooms on the northeast corner and a
small room across the hall from tho
corner rooma. Blight damage was
.V.. "I wter running "from the
eighth floor to the offices on the sev
r.iE,ro .,Mrhl Nicholson. Battalion
Chief Henry, and the officials of the
bureau who Investigated the blaze are
unable to explain Its origin. The loss
to the building Is covered by Insur-
Her Identity Unknown Bottle
Found in Room Contained
Coroner Nevltt late today discovered
by chemical analysis that the woman ef
refined appearance found dead In the
Ebbltt last night, died from a draught
of diluted prusslc acid.
Tills," together with the translation of
a card, written In Spanish, and found
torn to bits In the room, leads tha au
thorities to believe that the woman took
he own life.
Upon the card, which bore the name
of a Houston, Tex., lawyer, was
scrawled in Spanish, "Yo he perdldo ml
corazon," which, translated, is: "I have
lost my heart."
Although the authorities have estab
lished the cause of death, which piu
zled tho police, the Identity of the wom
an remains as much of a mystery aa
When she engaged room 230 Thursday
night she registered as "Selma Thomas,
Tho police bellec the woman did alt
sne couin xo concent tier inaentity
Their theory I that she U known in
Houston, Tex., and recently came Hast,
by way of Denver, Co. This theory Is
supported by the fact that the card
upon which she had written belonged to
a Houston man. and a small paper, cup
from vvhlch iho drank the nolaon was
.labeled "Denver. Col."
The body is held at the morgue,
where photographs were taken of It to
day. They will bo sent out tomorrow
unlesH tho woman's Identity Is establish
The dead woman was about forty
years old. Bhe had dark hair, stlahtly
fctieakcl with gray. Her complexion
vas rathei fair, and her eyes dark
blown. Sho welched about llh pounds
and wan five, fret three Inches tall.
According to the hotel officials, the
woman came to the Ebbltt about 8
o'clock Thursday evening. She was
.She wore a brown tailor-made suit
trimmed with fur. a black straw hat,
decorated with two quills, and black
She carried a small grip, and a silk
hand bag. She paid her bill In ad
nnco and went to her room.
From that lime, until the moment
die was found deid the hotel cleika
little or notntng or ner. She
lecolved no mall ond no mes.aoi.
nor did fhe make any calls from lur
In her hand bac was found 13 In hills.
She had no Jewelry save two pins of
Visit of Emperor Expeoted to
Mark Important Campaign
on Russian Front.
FIGHTING AT JAC0BSTADT
Muscovites Open Vigorous As
sault After Being Re-enforced
by Siberian Reserves,
LONDON. March 2S.-Emporor' Wll
Ham Is going to the Eastern front to
superintend personally the operations
against the Itusslans, according to Pet
It Is believed by mllttsry observers
that the Kaiser's visit will mark an
Important step In the campaign on the
Russian front. It Is stated that he will
make Vllna his headquarters while in
The Russians are continuing their at
tacks with great vigor, having Just
been reinforced oy Siberian reserves.
These Jiave been brought up near Jacob
stadt. where the fiercest fighting Is tak
The Russians have opened a battle
on a large scale west of that town, but
the official German statement declares
all the Muscovite attacks have been
uroncit uown wun enormous losses lo
Other Assaults Repulsed.
Berlin dispatches also assert that Rus
sian assaults southwest of Dvinik and
bvtore the German position near Vlday
The fighting on the eastern front
shows no sign of modification, despite
rain and snow, which have Interfered
seriously with effective operations. The
'itusslans are charging In close forma
tion, regardless of cost In men, and at
several points have made advances.
Berlin claims that the Muscovites have
bean emailed from tho N.rntrh 1..U
vicinity and have been driven back as
far as Bllsnikl, and that south of
Wllelty the Czar's troops were able to
maintain tneir advanced position only a
Iq the western theater there have
been little more than big gun engage
ments for the past forty-eight hours.
The artillery rlrlnfl haa been violent on
both aides, but It has not been followed
up by extended Infantry operations. The
French made a successful surprise at
tack In the Argonne, taking some pris
oners In-the Courtes Chausseea locality.
Verdun Front Unchanged.
The Berlin official statement declares
no important changes have taken place
on the Verdun front
On the British front there have been
spirited artillery duels, and at one point
the Germans succeeded by a surprise
assault in reaching a section of tho
British trenches, but they were forced to
retire by the effective use of bombs.
No change Is reported by either Rome
or Vienna on the Austro-Italo front.
From Macedonia come reports of re.
newed activities on the part of the
French. The republic's forces near
qlevghell shelled Austro-Get man troops
who were attempting to repair bridges.
The French also bombarded enemy po
sitions In the vicinity of Dotran. There
occasionally skirmishes between patrols
In this region.
Vote on Literacy
House Expected to Indorse Ii
Overwhelmingly Senate Be
lieved in Favor of It.
A vote on the literacy test section of
the Burnett Immigration bill will be
taken In the House tomorrow, Jndlea
tions oeing tnai mat. oooy win over
whelmingly Indorse the proposal that
the gates of Ellis Island and other ports
shall be set against any Immigrant who
Prospects that the House may over
ride the expected veto of the Burnett
section was Increased late yesterday
when Congressman James It. Mann, the
Republican floor leader, said he opposed
the literacy test, but would vote for the
bill even If this provision Is retained In
On two ocraslons the House, has al
most overridden vetoes pf similar immi
gration measures both Presidents Taft
and Wilson have refused to accept the
Mr. Monn. however, said the European
war had changed conditions, and al
though he has voted four times against
the Immigration measure, he Is now
ready to support It.
If many other members take the same
vlow the Hous? will have a chance of
overturning Presidential dlsappinval.
The fear that thousands of tax-burdened
Europeans may seek tefuge In this
country af.er the was has strengthened
the came of restricted ImmlBiatlon.
The Senate Is believed to be ovr
nhehnliuly for the Burnett bill and the
House opposition cast hut seventy-four
vetts against the special rule making
Uut burnett bill srlvutgsd.
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Vanishes From Los Angeles After "Dead or Alive"
Order for Her "Hombre" Is Issued Her Life
Punctuated by Ease and Luxury; at Times
by Smoke of Battle.
LOS ANGELES, March 26. Juanita, wife of the bandit, Villa
The Woman Who Waits.
She is today somewhere between this city, in which her erstwhile
palatial residence stands deserted, and the wild reaches of her native
Where? "Quien sabe?"
Perhaps she is following the trail of her outlaw "hombre." Or
perhaps she is making toward her girlhood home, seeking sanctuary
All that her friends here will admit is 'that she closed her home
and vanished forty-eight hours after the "Dead or Alive'' order was
issued with the capture of "her general'' as its objective.
Yet wherever the trail may lead her, through mesquite-dotted
desert or painted canyon, Juanita Torres Villa in the end will be
found waiting, waiting, waiting, until her man has need of her, or
until he can turn from flight and fight long enough to take her in his
To those who do not know her, Juanita is just a little Mexican
girl, whom Chance, or Fate, or whatever one chooses to call it, placed
in the brief reflected glory of the man whose name is now anathema
along the border.
But to the few familiar with her story, her life as the girl-wife
of Francisco Villa is an appealing one. It is the story of a woman's
great love. It is cast against the colorful backdrop of the painted
Mexican plains, and in the border towns of the Rio Grande. Through
it ride bandit horsemen. It is at times dimmed by the smoke of bat
tle. In and out of it is woven revolutionary intrigue, and the
machinations of secret agents. At intervals it has been punctuated
by ease and luxury.
And in that rapidly moving film of events, Juanita has played
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MABOH 26, 1916.
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"The Papers Lie,"
Says Villa's Wife,
Who Lauds Him
"The papers He!
"I do not believe my general
would harm Americans.
"It is all a trick of his enemies
to make him leave Mexico
and give up his fight.
"I believe that some day the
trouble will all be over.
"My general will then be presi
dent. I will be his wife.
"I know what is said is not
"I am ready to go with him,
"If he is killed, I will go. It
he is captured, then he wih
need me all the more.
"I have waited and lived for
him, 1 will keep on living
for him . , '
"They who say he is a murder
er, lie I"
High English Official on Chan
nel Liner Aided in Work of
PARIS. March M.-An offlcla state
ment Issued by the ministry of manna
say reports that the Sussex was tor
pedoed have been confirmed.
About seventy-tUe persons. Including
It Is believed, several Americans, are
mltslng. According to oltlclsls or tne
London, Brighton and South Coaat
Railway Company, manageis or tne
line which run the Sussex, the passen
ger list of the Sussex showed that there
were twenty-rtve Americans aboaia.
A statement Issued bs tho Biltlsh ad
miralty sas 1'50 survivors have oeen
lauded In France and between ninety
and ono hundred at Dover. Taking
the official figures or JffiU passengers
and about fifty crew, there are aoout
seventy-live persons still to be account
High Personage Aboard.
Ariditlonnl Interest was lent to the
disaster nhen 1c became known tnat a
veiy high English peisonage tim
aboard the packet bound for Krance.
":'M person, whosn name canner. oa
mudc public at this time, took com
mand of one or the lifeboats and went
to the rescue or an Italian woman, v. no
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Submarine Issue Revived in
More Acute Way Than -at
Any Time Since Sinking of
Lusitania, Officials Say.
Ambassador Page Reports on
Affidavits Given by Ameri-
cans Revises List of Pas
sengers on Steamer.
The United States is brought to
the verge of a rupture with Ger
many by official reports to the
State Department today showing
that the French steamer Sussex,
with twenty-five Americans aboard,
was torepdoed without warning in
the English Channel.
An officitraporfjrpjti', Ambas
sador Pago iftotfarin said that
three Americans were severely
wourided. They are.
Miss Elizabeth Baldwin, of Bal
timore. Wilder G. Pcnfield, of Hudson,
Wis,, a Rhoades scholar, at Oxford
George Herbert Crocker, jr., of
CRISIS NOW GRAVE.
A number of Americans have not been
accounted for. There were gravest feara
today that some bf them were among
the number killed when one of the elx
life boats cooslzed
An extenaed report was received by
the State Department today from Am
bassador Page at London. The Page re
port 5aid ihe explosion occurred with
out warning. An earlier report from
Page said the veseel was "reported tor
pedoed." While there Is not sufficient proof to
establish that It was a German sub
marine that destroyed the Sussex, it Is
believed that Germany will be held ac
countable because her submarines have
been operating In the English war rone
All officials gravely admit today that
the crisis raised by this new submarine
case Is the gravest since the Lusitania
Story of Bemis.
Ambassador Sharp, at Paris, trans
mitted the report or the American con
sul at Dieppe, which said the vessel
vtas torpedoed. The ambassador said
that one of the Americans, Samuel Be
mis, a Harvard graduate, said he nad
seen several persons killed by the ex
plosion. Uemls gave out a statement In Pari
that he had seen the wake of a tor
pedo. The State Department would
make no reference to this. This testi
mony of Bemls and other passengers
to the same cnect has gone far to es
tablish proof that the Sussex was tor
pedoed. List of Americans.
A corrected list of names of Ameri
can passengers on the Sussex, cabled
last night. Is as follows:
Gertrude W. Warren. St. Louis.
Callopc Anatasla Fennell. New York.
Lillian C S. Barden. New York.
Edna Barden. New York
Samuel F. Bomls. Medford, Mass.
(Harvard research worker.)
Henry Beer. New York.
Ida Beer. New York.
Edward S. liuxiey. w or.
Francis E. Drake. New York
George Herbert Crocker. Jr.. FltcB
Charles Thomas Crocker, Fitchburg,
Wilder G. penflcld, Hudson. Wis.
Joshua D. Armltage, New ork.
Eona FranceH Hilton, New YorK.
MIfs Dorothy Hilton. New YorK.
ToiiBle Culbcrtson Lewlsburg, Pa.
Daniel Sargent. Wellsloy, Mass.
Edna Hale, New Kork.
Edward Marshall, New York (war
Jiimea Mark Baldwin, Baltimore.
Helen Baldwin (his wife), Baltimore.
MIks Elisabeth Baldwin (daughters,
Ittilss Lyon, of Colorado,
John P. Hearley, Albany, N. Y. (U. P.
Gtttrude K- Barnes, New York.
AmbLhfcnrtor Page sent to the Etato
Department nffldavllH by Francis 'XL
Drake nnd Edward fc. Huxley, of Wow
loik, giving coir. rle to details 0 tba
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