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TRAILS TRAITORS AIDING VILLA
II J jgi
Ship Rescuing Sussex Sur
vivors Shelled By Subma
rine; Ambassador Says.
Promises of Reparation May
Not Be Satisfactory In
View of Recent Acts.
WASHINGTON. . C. March 30.
The United States government
today was using ejery means
t its command to secure conclusive
i.-oof regarding " the disasters which
i.mc overtaken the Sussex and other
inarmed merchant ships, all carrying
All circumstantial evidence indicates
ili.it these ships were torepdoed with
out warning- and that German sub
marines have begun an underwater
umpalgn in violation of German's re-
rut assurances to the United States.
I 'pleas Germany makes some statement
in replj to inquiries made by this
' ountrv to cause the state department
10 change its present Intentions, all re
''it aggravating: incidents will be
omblned into one formidable indict
ment. I'-Hoat Shells Keaeuers
For the information of tbe state de
partment. American ambassador Page
it lxmdon Unto)' forwarded aft unof--i-inl
repfrf That the Britifft dasipojfar
iilmh uided in rescuing sur'vHors o'
tix hurvi had been fired upon twice
iii .'1 Mibmarrnr. Ambassador Pace
.(id tiic information appeared to be an-
According to reports in circulation
!, 12 hours after the Sussex was
si nick the destroyer engaged in pick
mt 1 . survivors from a lifeboat, was
.ut.irked by a German submarine which
tned twu torpedoes. Both missed their
mark Tbe lifeboat had drifted after
leaving the Sussex, but is said to have
ircn Mjy far from the scene of the
The admiralty has a large number of
i,h ccs of metal found aboard the Sus-
v which government experts are en-
- urcd in examining:.
Mistake" Tta ISxcuse.
Should Germany admit responsibility
..1 an of the attacks and attempt to
.itisfv the United States by saying
li it j mistake had been made, or offer
11 make reparation and punish the
.ubnmrlne commander, the issue would
not. by any means, be disposed of. It
1- irgaided as certain that the United
Mate would not accept such an ex
planation as satisfactory at least, until
rimi had shown what punishment ac
niallv was meted out to the offendine
submarine commander and whether any
n.iIup longer could be attached to Ger
1 1 m 's promises.
on't Discuss l'rnhablr Action.
Tn the event of Grmany dlsclalm-n..-
respinsibility for the disasters, the
1 nitod States will proceed with its In
i estimations to determine to its own
v. tisfnetion whether the evidence which
now strongly indicates that the Bus
ier and other ships were torpedoed
ithout warning can be regarded as
. .inclusive proof. With such proof be
fore !t. the government probably
(PiiM act promptly, officials refrain
'rom discussing what the nature of the
.11 tion would be
Too Many Kxplntlnns for Mines.
The very number of aoarentlv un
warranted attacks which have oc-
iirrcd reently is regarded bv the
dmimstration as particularly shrnlfl-
"int. The number is said by officials
10 hae disposed of the theory that
the explosions have been caused by
IOt AlvrillAV AIHI'LAKS,
UAIDI.Mi ITALY. SHOT VUWS
Tlome. Italy. March :0. four Aus
trian airplanes were brought down in
.n air raid over tho Venetian prov
nr,s on Monday last, and eight Aus
triai; officers wire made prisoner uc-
oiding to th- latest official reports.
Tio- ihhIi-ik failed to inflict any dam
c of significance. It is believed only
a I'M persons were wounded.
MIDWAY OIL CLAIMANTS
ASK EXEMPTION FROM ORDER
Washington, D. C, March 2. Appli-
ation was made to president Wilson
toilay by claimants to holdings in the
Mulway oil fields in California, to ex-'
n.pt then? from the order issued by
li.in.tr president Taft, withdrawing the
. hv from entry In order that the navy
. t i.n- available a supply of oil.
i lo- j.i. i.u-'it will consider the request.
RETURNSTRORI NEW YORK
TO FACE MURDER CHARGE
I'.mer, t'olo., March 28 Bob llal
'tiuin. wanted on a charge of the mur-
1 of "Chick" Bowen at Basra, wyo..
11 3'.l.:. passed through Denver today
.1 loute to HawllnKS, Wyo., for his
l.ir.l trial. Six weeks ago be jumped
all. made hit way to New York and
FALL CHOSEN VICE CHAIRMAN
OF REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
v a.lilngton, D. C, March 2. In the I 'if is m progress at tne Garizla hiidg. -.l.ctlon
of officers of the National I head on the Italian front, laig. forces
It. publican Congressional coiumitt- being encaged on lioth sides. Tlic orti
o.lav, senator A. B Call of N.-,i Me- I ' '!' Austrian report oT tod.ix an
i'O w.i chosen vice cliHirinaji. .iipie- i noun ' s the i.iptulc of "'.' Italians
:. ntat'w N ood of loti'U, was elected j In the Ixiberdo svt tor tlurc it fciit,t
lian m in i eil artillery fighting.
U. S. Battle Hymn of
7Ae Jfar At a Glance
AFTKIt having pushed back
the French lines along the
westerly bend of the salient
in the Malancourt region, north
west of Verdun, the Germans have
desisted for the present from
further efforts to advance there.
Further west. however, the
crown prince's infantry has again
been counterattacking in the Avo
court wood. Paris declares, how -ever,
that the attempts were fruit
less. German airplanes have attempt
ed another raid on Saloniki, ac
cording to a Paris dispatch, but
French airmen opposed them.
Destruction of merchantmen by
German submarines In the new un
dersea campaign is continuing. To
day 'tbe sinking of the British
steamer STiadem. of 3T:.j tons, is
Fail to Recapture Lost Posi
tion, French Claim;Heavy
Paris. France, March 30. Several
German infantry attacks upon Avo
oourt wood In an endeavor to take
lost positions were made last night.
The war office report of this after
noon says these assaults failed. No
further advances against Malancourt
ware attempted by tbe Germans. East
of the lleuse there was heavy artillery
The text of the statement follows:
"South of the river Somme. the en
emy penetrated one of the advanced
points of aw line west of' Vermaado
villers, but was driyj.u out by a coun
ter attack. -" '
West of the Ksusc, the Orrraans
test sight delivered several counter
attacks In the wood of Avocourt. All
these assaults, however, were driven
bsck by our eurtains of fire. There
has been no new military endeavor in
the region of Malancourt.
Mines Thrunn In Illier.
'East of the Meuse and in the
Woevre district, there have been in
termittent bombardments. The Ger
mans have thrown into the river Meusu
to the north of St. Miliiel, a great num
ber of floating mines, which, however,
use at his ranch in Mexico.
"In Lorraine there has been activity.
There have been no other happenings
of importance from any other point
on the front.
"During the day of March 29, one of
our aerial attacking squadrons dropped
IS shells of large caliber on tbe Sab
Ions railroad station and five others
on the railroad station at Paxu -sur-Moselle.
During the night of March
29-30, two French aviators bombarded
tbe railroad station at Maisleres-les-Metx,
seven miles north of Metz."
l'rcurh Attacks Iiepulaeil.
Berlin. Germany. March 30. The re
pulse of repeated, attacks by the
French In efforts to recapture petitions
they had lost in the wood northwest of
Avocourt is announced today by the
German headquarters staff.
Development of heavy fighting in
the Franco-Belgian front south of St.
Eioi and also along the adjacent line
is reported by German army head
quarters in today's official statement.
GERMAN HOLDS UP MUNITION
SHIP, BUT IS PUT ASHORE
Lewes, Del., March 30. Ernest
Schuler. a German, held up the captain
of the British steamer Matapho shortly
after the VMBaI lUUMi Sandv Hook last
night bound from New York for !
Vladivostok with a cargo of munitions
bnd war material.
Schuler. who was a stowaway, put
the wireless out of commission, locked
the captain in his room all night and
searched his papers and the ship's safe.
The man is under arrest here, having
been landed this afternoon.
RUSSIA TO BUILD 662 MILE
RAILROAD IN MANCHURIA
Pekin. 'Chins. March 30. The Chi
nese government has signed an agree
ment permitting Russia to construct a
railroad in Manchuria. The railroad
will give Russia control in northern
Manchuria, in compensation for the
railway rights granted to Japan in
southern Manchuria. Japan has con
curred in this arrangement
The new railroad bill be f.62 miles
long. The route is part of that for
merly negotiated for by Americans.
GADSKI'S HUSBAND HELD
AS WELLAND CANAL PLOTTER
New York, March 30. Capt Hans
Tajscher, husband of Johanna Gadski,
tbe opera singer, and said to be an of
ficer in the German navy, was arrested
today by special agents of the depart-
ineiii ui justice. ui a. -vturrHUl cnargtng
him with beins concerned in nlleged
conspiracy to blow up the Welland ca
nal in Canada.
HEAVY FIGHTING REPORTED
AT THE GORIZIA BRIDGEHEAD
Berlin, Germany, March r.rt. (l!y
wireless to TucKerton.) a vioUnt bat.
TRAINMEN ASK 8-HOUR DAY
Undertaker is Needed By
District Attorney in the
Peck Murder Case.
New York. March 30. One important
witness desired by tne district attor
ney to complete tne chain of evidence
in the Peck murder cafe was still
missing early today. He is Eugcns O.
Kane, the embalmer, who, according to
Dr. Arthur Warren Waite. accepted
59,000 in cash, as part payment of
25,000 Waite was to have given him
for swearing that lie used arsenic in
embalming the body of Waite's wealthy
fatherinlaw. John E. Peck, of Grand
The district attorney has ordered
Kane's arrest on a charge of conspir
ing to hide a crime. He wishes to
question him also to learn whether
others were involved in the alleged
conspiracy. John S. Potter, the under
taker who had charge of Mr. Peck's
funeral and who employed Kane as
embalmer, reiterated under a strict ex
amination last night that be had no
part in the supposed plot.
Waltc'a attorney, Walter R. Duel,
now Insists tht his client had no In
tention of laying the groundwork for
an insanity plea when he told the dis
trict attorney that an evil spirit which
he called "the man from Egypt" drove
him to poison Mr. Peck and his wife.
IMPROVEMENTS TO BE
MADE IN CL0UDCR0FT
Alamogordo. X M.. March 30. Cloud
croft will be improved this spring to
the extent of $12,000 or IS. 000 before
the resort season opens on or about
May 13. Stanley Bevan. an El Paso
contractor, left this morning- for El
Paso, after having visited Cloudcroft
to make an estimate ou the repairs '
. and improvements. Tbe attic of the
T.lfrA will h finfahiMi. addincr some
I 12 ojrije rOBM.lo MWWptclty ef the
hoetjery. . and the company s cottages
art will Tie omrhanle'd and repainted.
Mr. Bevan did not say when the work
would be commenced, but It will be in
time so there will be no delay in open
ing tho resort
SENATE FAVORS INQUIRY
INTO GASOLINE "TRUST"
Washington; D. C, March 30. Agita
tion over tht soaring priue of gasoline
came up in the senate today and ended
in the adoption of a resolution by
senator Martins, directing the attorney
general to investigate whether rising
prices are the result of an unlawful
Senator Marline's resolution was
prefaced by a preamble asserting that
the "Standard Oil trust'" controled the
gasoline output and prices.
"Every senator here knows ha
doesn't think," said senator Stone, "that
consumers of gasoline are being robbed
by some thieves."
CAPT. STACEY REMOVED,
SAYS GOVERNOR HUNT
Phoenix. Aris., March 30. Gov. Hunt
announced today that tbe war depart
ment had granted his request for the
removal of Capt Cromwell Stacey an
Instructor-Inspector of the Arizona mi
litia. Stacey has not been notified of
Gbv. Hunt refused to sav how he
reconciled his request for Stace's re
moval with his letter to the secretary
of war. Dec. 21, in which he praised
Stacey highly and requested that he he
directed to take entire charge of the
examiners called april 3
Austin. Tex.. March 30. A call for the
quarterly conference of the state bank
examiners was Issued today by commis
sioner of Insurance and banking Pat
terson. Under the call the examiners
will meet here on next Monday, April
3. for a three days' conference. There
are now 18 state bank examiners in the
PLAN NEW SCHOOL HOUSE
IN LA MESA COMMUNITY
Chamberiho. N". M.. March 3o! Plans
are being made to put up a school house
in the southern part of the La Mesa
MHLDIIL'M lllSTfHS WBST
VOll TlilALl 31 lit lHll ClIAIUiKI)
Rawlings. Wyoming, March 30. Rob
ert Meldrum arrived today and sur
rendered to the sheriff for a third
trial on charge of murder in connec
tion with tbe killing of "Chic" Bowen,
at Bagge, Wyoming. Officers have,
been searching since February 14 for
Meldrum, who was under $18, DUO bond.
Meldrum said lie left Wyoming be
muse he was informed his bondsmen
would be released from financial lia
bility and returned when he learned
they would be held. He forniei ly was
city marshal at Telluridc, Colo , and
ADMITS CIIISCK FRAUDS IX
i:t 1'ami. l'OLici: ti. nr
San Diego, Calif.. March' 30. Aftet
having: been arrested here yesterda.
John H. McFadden confessed, according j
to the police, he passed bad checks in
KI i'aso, .iuuquerque, xriuiuau, Den
ver and Boulder, as well as li. Los An
geles and other coast cities. Mc"adilii,
who is ZC years old, lived in Boulder,
lillOUGII LKADS AIIKAXSAS
I'ltniAitY for (itiviiiivnn
Little Hock. Ark.. Mar. 30. With in
complete returns from Tn of 7S counties,
lir C. II. Brougb. of Fayetteville. H
TuOO votes ahead of .tudpe, I, C. Smith
of Pcvvitt. his nearest opponent in the
1 leniocratic primary foi novcinor. The
Democratic nomination in At Kansas n
equivalent to election.
1916 (Mex.): "Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother
i DEMANDS -
Time-tind a Half For Over-
time Included in Proposal
dade By Railroaders.
REFUSE, IS BELIEF
Unions Say They Have No
Intention of Talking Stride
Or Giving Uulimaium.
NEW YORK, March 30. The de
mands of nearly 400,009 locomo
tive engineers, firemen, and
conductors and brakemen were pre
sented to the general managers of the
several railroad companies involved at
their headquarters in different parts of
the country today. The employes, who
belong to the so-called Big Four
unions, ask for an eight hour day with
out reduction in pay and time and a
half for overtime. The railroads have
until April 29 to reply.
It is understood that the railroads
already have made ready a tentative
answer which amounts to a conditional
refusal that leaves the way open for
further negotiations. The demands of
the men went to the Wheeling and
Lake Erie railroad yesterday and the
eight hou,r proposal was refuged,
Unions Hxplsln Position.
The position of tli unlaw is u
plained in a statement by the execu
tive committee of the adjustment
boards, which has charge of the sub
mission of the demands today. The
"lu making the demand for an eight J
hour day, the unions feel themselves I
justified, believing that trains can be
so managed that the 100 miles required
of a railroad per day can be put inside
of eight hours. .-48 the train service
is now, single crow engines in the
switching service, on which only one
crew works In the 24 hours, are ofteen
compelled to work from ten to 16 hours
a day. It Is injustice such as this that
the railway unions want ended.
Will Work for :tO Days.
"We will submit our demands all
over the United States. Then we will
attend to our regular ' routine work
until the end of 30 days given the
railroads to consider our demands,
when we will return to receive the re
ply of the railroad companies. We will
ask the general managers to discuss
the demands through their general
managers' committees. Our desire is
to open negotiations with the railroads
in ouy demands, and we have no in
tention of talking strike to the rail
roads or submitting an ultimatum."
Meeting Are Arranged.
Arrangements already have been
made here for a meeting of represent
atives of the employes and managers
of the Erie, the New Jersey Central
and the New York Central railroads to
day. Railroads Submit Proposal.
Eastern railroad managers replied to
the demands by submitting proposi
tions of their own for discussion. The
demands of the employes are not re
fused. "What the railways want is an open
door," their reply state.
The reply was sent today .to the of
ficials or the four brotherhoods imme
diately after receipt of the employes'
ISO Railroads Ininlvnl.
Chicago, 111., March 30. The demands
presented today by representatives of
the so-called Big Four trainniens'
unions involve 180 railway systems
with 248,000 miles of right of way ex
clusive of terminals and yards. In the
western territory there are 100 rail
roads with 138.000 mileage. In the east
ern territory SO railroads with 63,000
mileage, and in the southeastern ter
ritory, 20 railroads with 47,000 mileage.
MINERSRELEASED ON MURDER
CHARGE; HELD ON ANOTHER
Pueblo, Colo., March 30. Eight for
mer coal strikers held in the county
jail for two years in connection with
the killing of Luke Terry and several
mine guards at La Veta, Colo., during
the southern Colorado coal strike in
1913, were ordered released by judge
Essex, in the district court today, sus
taining a motion by their attorney set
ting up the statute of limitation.
They will be liberated within the
next few days and will be removed
to Walsenburg, it is said, to face grand
jury charges involving the death of a
The dismissal here affects the In
formation charging the murder of
mine guards Bryan and Whltten. The
defendants are Charles, Ed. and Dan
Richards, Marcus Martlnolich, John
Klockhart. Charles Shepard, Pete Rich
and Frank Krtiper.
THE DAY IX COAGRESS.
Resumed debate on army re
Secretary Daniels testified be
fore the naval committee.
PNcinsion of the Humiliation
bill uas ribumed.
TO THE AMERICAN AW IN ffiXIC
Carranza Government Takes Over Best of Two Remain
ing Serviceable Engines on Mexico North Western;
American Army Supplies Continue to Go By Way
Columbus; Afraid to Ship Through Juarez.
ACOM.'EHEXCE was held at
It oclork Thursday morn
ing at the Mexican consul
ate in EI Po at viblch Gen. George
Bell, Jr., Gen. Gabriel Gavlra of the
the Juarez gnrrlson. nnd Andres
Garcln. the Mexican consul In this
city, were present. Gen. Dell read
to Gen. Gavlra n telegram that he
recelted Thursday morning from
Washington relative to the urgency
of shipping supplies to the Ameri
can expedition, and Gen. Got Ira re
plied that he would take the mat
ter up at once with his commander
In chief. Gen. Alvaro Ohrrgon at'
Uneretaro, and advise Gen. Bell
later in the day nhat hla Instruc
tions were. The exact contents of
the telegram were not given out,
though It Is believed that the text
was similar to the position taken
by depot quartermaster, Mb J. Wil
liam KIHott. wbo stated that he
was unwilling to ship United
States supplies to mercbants In tbe
Casas Grande country and did nut
care to make shipments unless to
tbe government officials direct.
NOTWITHSTANDING the permis
sion granted by the Carranza
officials for the shipment of
supplies by Individuals for use of the
American army in Mexico, nothing was
pent over Wednesday night or Thursday
from 111 Paso bv the army Itself,
though certain individuals have, Txseii
making shipments for several days
with a view to selling them to the
Under the new construction, grocers
and others having contracts to supply
the army, may ship direct to agents
In the field, for delivery to the army,
but tbey must take the risk of losing
their goods in wrecks or holdups be
tween Juarez and the American forces.
This local firms are disinclined to
do and V. S. officials decline to guar
antee the safety of such supplies un
less permitted to guard the railroad
with American forces.
The Mexico North Western railroad
over which it is proposed to ship sup
plies to the punitive, expedition in
Chihuahua, has only two engines that
couM l.c us il for tlni purpose, it is
VILLA FORGES EN
Wires Say Bandit and His Followers Located at Santa
Tomas, Headed South for the Guerrero District, After
Burning the Bridges Along the Mexico North
Western Railroad in Their Retreat.
CAKRAXZA troops have again en
gaged Villa forces and Villa is agair
believed to be in "a trap," accord
ing to the radiogram received by the
International News Service Thursday
morning from Damon Runyon, staff
correspondent for this service in the
field with Gen. Pershing's column. .
The message, which was brief be
cause of the limit placed by the mili
tary upon all wireless messages sent
by correspondents, reads as follows:
"Scouts from '.advanced points have
brought back the report that another
engagement has taken place between
Villa and the Carranza forces. Villa
is said to be entrapped and the fight
indicates that the Crrranxa troops are
carrying out the promise of cooperation
fully. Two miles of motor trucks ar
rived here oday (Wednesday) "
The name of the town from which the
message was sent was not given in the
radiogram but It ia believed that it was
at Casas Grandes.
Villa was reported at Santo Tomas
Wednesday and Is proceeding south
along the Guerrero river toward the
town of Guerrero. This information
was. received by the military authori
ties in Juarez.
As the Villlstas moved south along
the line of the Mexico North
Western from Temosaehic toward Santo
Tomas. They are reported to have
burned a number of bridges to pre
vent the American troops following
them by train. Villa is thought to have
spent me nignt Tuesday tn sanio to.
mas and is now moving south into the
heart of the Guerrero country with
This section is Villa's old home and
bis first wife, L.uz Corral, is said t
have been born at Santo Tomaa. There
are many former Villlstas living in tho
Guerrero district who will aid Villa
and who will do everything possible
to prevent his pursuers from over
Had Itevolt There.
Santo Tomas was a scene of a small
revolutionary activitv during the Dlai
legime when a number of armed men
took the field against the Diaz govern
ment, lertcral troopa were sent out
ftom Chihuahua citv on horseback and,
with mountain cannon, attacked the
said, and at noon Wednesday the best
of these was taken over by the Car
ranza military. The road has a number
of other engines, but they are in such
a condition that they cannot be used
for long hauls. The management
stated that they would break Into
pieces If they attempted to negotiate a
It was also stated by the railroad
officials that under the most farqr
nble circumstances a train of freight
could not be made up and started for
the Casas Grandes country before
Saturday. The railroad men were asked
if they had as many as 100 cars that
could be used In tbe shipment of sup
plies, and the reply came that they
did not have 50.
rienty of Supplies.
MaJ. Wm. Elliott. deDot quartermas
ter at El Paso, stated Thursday morn
ing that the punitive expedition in
Mexico has 30 days' supply of food
stuffs in advance, part of it already
at Casas Grandes and part en route,
and that he has no intention, unless
iMMltlvelv Instructed, of making ship-
menu to the Casas Grandes country
over the North Western railroad for
the use of the army, unless he can
make his shipments direct to the
United States government I
"I know." the major continued, "that I
three cars of foodstuffs and supplies
wer started across to Juares Wednes- ,
day with a view to shipping to Casas
Grandes, but the army had nothing to
do with the shipment The merchan
dise in those cars is consigned to in
dividuals at Casas Grandes and they
are shipping and disposing of it en
tirely a.t tkUr own risk.
Merchants Ilefune lUk.
"Only this morning, two El Paso
merchants were up to see me about
making Shipments to Casas Graudes.
I told them that if they would ship
direct to the government- and assume
all the risks, we would make a con
tract with them. This they refused
"Wednesday night we shipped seven
solid carloads of provisions to Colum
bus. I don t Wish to ship into Mexico
save under the same conditions.
"If merchants in El Paso should es
tablish branch houses in 'asas
Grandes or below that point and ship
in supplies. I suppose as the army
might require things in that country
it would buy th. m. but for me to guar
antee foodstuffs shipped do ah over the
(Continued o puce ". Col. X.)
GEO AND IN TRAP
G TD FLEE S
town of Santo Tomas, where the revo
lutionists had taken refuge. The
bombardment lasted several hours and
a number of buildings in tho old town
were destroyed ami never rebuilt, ac
cording to Americans who have been
in the town.
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 30.
The state department will
negotiate with Carransa fur
ther to bring about a more complete
understanding regarding use of Mexi
can railroads pending the completion
of the proposed protocol with the de
facto government to cover the entire
subject of the International pursuit of
Vlllai .No locomotives are available for
use 'on the Mexico North Western, it
AN ANTONIO. Tev, March 30
Although military supplies will
be offered the management of
the North Western railway at Juarez
today for shipment to the -vmerican
troops in Mexico, officers at army
headquarters here regard the condition
. ,, of the railroad so exoert-
mental that the motor truck line from
Columbus, New Mexico, will be main
tained. Washington has imposed strict se
crecy on Gert. Funston regarding plans
for using the Mexico North Western
railroad under conditions Imposed by
the Mexican de facto government. He
would not say whether the Immediate
use of the line would be ordered. Gen.
Funston received from Washington last
night a code message believed to con
tain instructions rewarding the use of
the Mexico North " estern and order.4
that supplies be tendered for shipment
from UI I'aio to Casas urandes. Ho
declined to comment on the message.
Hope was expressed In military cir
Evidence Found So Far Im
plicates Subordinates; Men
Higher Up Sought.
Fighting Between, Villa and
Carrancislas Near Guer
SAN ANTONIO, Tex March 39.
Fighting three days ago between
Villa troops and a detachment of
Carranza s forces near Guerrero was
reported today by Gen. Pershing to
Gen. Funston. No details of the en
gagement were given, but Gen. Persuing
said Villa's men were moving south. It
was believed Villa-was 4wlth them.
WASHINGTON. D. C March 30.
Agents "bY the department of
justice have unoasared In New
York and other citfes JWdenefc lli.-.t
American money and supplies are slu
ing Villa. The department is disin
clined to act on its evidence, for that
evidence at present involves only sub
ordinate persons. The government in
tends to pursue the trail, if possible,
until it leads to the men over the sub
ordinates. These men. it is under
stood, will be subject to prosecution
under charge of treason. If their Im
plication Is established.
Senate Listens to Iteports.
The senate last week took cognizance
of the many reports that Villa was re
ceiving assistance from American
sources who wer taus combating the
efforts of their own army to kill o
capture the outlaw. A resolution was
introduced to brand such persons as
traitors and prosecute them on charge
The department of justice has investi
gated the charge, often heard, that Ger
man influence bns been disclosed In the
actions of Villa, but no Indication has
In order to circumvent, so far as po -sible.
efforts of persons in the Unite i
States to assist Villa, all branches of
government service at shipping ami
border ports are cooperating to pre
vent shipments of supplies or nun -tions
of war reaching Villa.
HERRERA AT QUERETARO;
ASKS SUPPLIES, IS REPORT
San Antonio. Texas. March 30.--Miguel
R. Dayila, an agent of the d
Jwrtment of interior In Mexico, who
inived here today from Queretaro, said
he saw Gen. Luis Hen-era. thero three
days ago. Gen. Herrera, who recently
was reported to have rebelled against
Carranza, went from Chihuahua city to
Queretaro to talk to Carranza about
securing more supplies for his forces
in Chihuahua, Davila said.
The only dispatches received at head
quarters from Gen Pershing today
dealt w 1th routine nutters.
cles that further negotiations might re
sult in the Mexican government mak
ing certain concessions by which te
shipping problem would be made
For one thing, the army desires
authority to place guards over supplies
in transit, even if tbe goods must mo-...
as commercial freight.
May Move Base To HI Paso.
If supplies shipped as commercial
freight and unguarded an route by
:nericmn troops arrive at their destin .
tion with reasonable regularity a.n.
without serious delay, the base a'
tolumbus will be moved to 1 I'aso.
It was indicated at Gen. Funston
headquarters that the use of th.
Juarez-Chihuahua line of the National
Kailways (Mexican Central) would be
asked for, if the bad condition of the
North Western made it impossible to
handle supplies regularly, or if the
altered positions of the cavalry and
supporting lines engaged in the pursuit
of Francisco Villa made advisable the
use of a shorter and more direct route.
It was suggested that if Carranza di.l
not object to the use of the North
Western, he probably would not object
to the use of the other line.
Slay Ask For Train Guards.
If demonstrated that supplies are h. -ing
held up or mtertcred with on then
way to the front. Gen. Funston. it .s
cpecte.j. jx.tiu will urge tha pertni"
sion be secured to place ecorts .
t-ntns carrying them.