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THE SUN, FHIDAY, MARCH 10, 1916.
. REENFORCEMENTS RUSHED TO THE SCENE OF BATTLE-CONGRESS MAY ACT TO-DAY 2 Carrania Ooveriimenl whereby that llov ernment must prove, lli nblllty to stand the test of stability and mtft Its foreign obligations. For that reason until the present ritual Ion clears up there In no intention of sending to Mexico Henry 1'. Fletcher, the new Ambassador to that country, or of accepting the credentials of Mr. Arrcdomln. At the War Department Major-Gen. Scott, Chief of Staff of the army. In In full control of the situation. Newton II. Maker of Cleveland, the new Secretary jf Wiir, who wan sworn In to-day, said to-night that on account of his un familiarity with the situation he had iiskcd (ten. Scott to take full charge. Mr. (taker and the President had a long conference Ht the White House at o'clock this evening. At that time the only authentic new at the Htate and War Departments was that den. Persh ing, following the attack on Columbus, had ordeied five, troops of cavalry and a machine nun across the border In pursuit, with Instructions, however, that they should not go more than two miles be "yond the International boundary. Up to that time there was no report of actual fighting on the Mexican side. Later to-night the more detailed re ports came In, showing that tlen. Persh ing had lifted the tetrlctlons an to the distance of Hit. pursuit and that the Americans and Vllllstus were actually tngage'd live mites south of the line. At llils hour It Is not known how the battle Is proceeding, The last report recelvtcl Iras that tho "Americans are holding their own." ' I low the Vllllstas managed to get across the border Into American territory iind approach the Amtrlcan town with out being detected Is a question that has moiled considerable criticism of Col. Slocum, commanding the garrison at Co lumbus " Tho War Department. It was learned, has known for days that Villa won ap proaching the border with upward of tOO men and was yesterday In the vicin ity of Palomas, threo miles south of the border, opposite Columbus, which Is thfoo miles north of the International line. Kor this reason seasoned officers of the service nre at loss to understand how Col, Hlocum ullowed himself to be taken by storm, The ofttrlal report Indicate that under co?cr of darkness early to-day tat VII !tta not only crossed the rlrer BOO to T.noo strong, bat raided the tamp of the .American soldiers, numbering twenty Ave bfrlrers and O.to men. and swept on Into the town, which lies bark uf the en-tampmrnu Itcachlng tho town, the Mexican opened a general fusillade, firing on sol dlers and civilians Indiscriminately and, applying the torch, set Are to several buildings. On the return, after the raid, the Mexicans attacked the army corral and carried back with them a large uum fcer of cavalry horses belonging to the American troops, .Mexicans Pa III the BUI. ' That the Americans eventually gave good account of themselves Is Indi cated by the fact that, whereas four American troopers were killed and one officer and seven men were wounded, the Mexicans left twenty-three killed and n number of wounded and pris oners. Col. Slocum reported to Gen. Pershing, who was at HI Paso, that Villa himself was In command f the invaders, and hat he had vowed death to all Amer icans. No onm-matioii Is contained In the offirint reports of the hanging by Villa of three American ranchmen whom lie had captured nt Palomas, nor is there any pi-count given of the number of civ ilians, killed In Columbus. When last heard from, tlen. Pershing was hurrying to Columbus to take charge of the situation and two regi ments of Infantry had been despatched Irom Douglas, Ariz., to Columbus to leave tin- full force, of cavalry there tiee to rcenforce those on the Mexican side. The five troops now engaged are of the Thirteenth Cavalry, Here' That (ierman Plot, , To-day' venturesome exploit by Vlllls tas wiu attributed In some quarters to nlglit to (Senium Influence. H waa re called that nt the time Capt. Hoy-Ed and Cain, von Papen of the Herman Kmbaji.sy were forced to leave the United States charges were made, that Herman agents In an endeavor to divert atten tion from the submarine crisis were financing !eii. Huerta. Soon afterward Htierta proceeded to the border and wns later arrested n a charge of violating the American laws of neutrality, Mor Htently therw has been a well denned report that Oen. Felix Ular. was attempting to organize a new revolu tionary" movement and that there waa a pouMhiiity that lie would Join Villa ins nu-o save nee io cnarges tnat Uer- man agent wero again taking nn active part In Mexican affairs with a view of mJ?.arr!l t,,c Unl,efi fates. The first rcpnit which the War De- P."". . m me occurrence reached i Washington about 10 o'clock this morn ing by telegraph from Malor-tlen. runaion. at i-ort Ham Houston, Tex. who is in command of the whole border arfTlV. The ileulmtrh a,l .... I armv. The despatch read as rnllw. Col. Slocum, Thirteenth Cavalry, at Columbus, N. M leports camp at lacked at 4 :.KI this Bromine- tiv foun of Mexicans from across the border. Attack repuUed at time of ! leportlug, B:I5 A. M. Mexicans were men retiring toward border to the outhcaHt. He has sent mounted troops In pursuit. Several buildings tMirncd In town of Columbus. So far 1 as known at time of report, loss three I man Kiiieo unci rour wounded, Num- ocr or civilians Killed in town not )tnown. Number dead Mexican sol diers lying around town and camp, All'flrlng has' ceased. VllU Led Troop. Following this came another teporti about 3 o'clock this afternoon from Brlg.-Gen. Pershing to Malor-Gen. Fun-1 etnn, forwarded by the latter to Wash Inglon: , Sloaum reports by telephone and asks me to repeat that Villa himself led the charge through the camp with f.owes estimated at from too to 1,000, Kleven Mexicans killed n the camp and twenty-three killed altogether so far. 'Four enlisted men killed and one offloer and seven men wounded. I'rls .'.incis Mate Villa very hitter, vowing 'death to all Ainei leans. Villa re 'treated into hills southeast. , Slocum sent live troops In pursuit with ordeiH not to go more than two mips he) ond the border Slocum 'thinks he has enough to handle situ citlon, and icroinmendM that cavalrv he hent If hid numbers of troops aie to go after Villa, ' , Still later tlio following despatch wns reit'lved fiom Gen. Kunston . Ilrpoit leielved fiom Col , Dodd, J-ominandlng border paliol dlMilcl In ulilch Columbus lies, stating tliut In Jho iittack on Columbus early this iiorrong three t-oldlcrs were killed and 3eti Mounded, Am sending battalion of Itifnritiy fiom IioukIiih to garrison at lliichlla (between Kl Paso and Co. )iunlMis(, l that cavalry can be free o patml or for any other necessary lluly. Col. Slocum, at Columbus, in. pints no help nci eMHHl y, In the meantime the State Department had H'ceived i oiillrmatory repoits of the rlaxh at Connnhus from Collector of f;ltoniH Cobb, at Kl I'hsii. Th" report, th leferemes to the fail lliHt the American troops ,arj crotred the border In pursuit of the Mex leans, and that the Vllllslus had carried eff Amerlrah iHvalry hoises, careful)) tensoreil out by the Mexican hMresu of the tate, Ictparlmtnt, were sirmmarlisd In the following bulletin Issued at the Dcp-irtmctit The official advices regarding the atlnck on Columbus, N. M., have Jut been leeched. They were sent from Columbus, N, M , to Kl Paso, from which place they were telegraphed to the Department at 3 A. M. to-day. The following Is the substance of tho rsport received by this Department : "Columbus was attacked this morn ing at 4 :30 o'clock. Citizens mur dered. The attacking force was re pulsed at about 6 o'clock, The town was partly burned. The attacking party retreated to the west. It Is not possible to state definitely how many wero killed. The employees of the custom eel vice and their families are reported safe. "It Is stated that the attacking force numbered between too and SOU, and that lion, Villa was probably In charge. Three American soldiers were killed and several Injured. There were four civilians killed and four wounded. Several of the attacking party killed and several woundeil by the American forces. The attacking party burned the depot and principal buildings in Columbus." The Department Is In receipt of a mall despatch dated February 24. 1916, from Frontera. State of Tabasco, mat Ing that the (lovcrnor of tho Slate of Tabasco, by a decree dated February 3, 1116, officially changed the name of the capital of that State from Kan Juan Dautlsta to Villa. Hermosa. First Truahlr In Year. In seeking to give rums explanation , of the ease with which the Mexicans , niipruuciira inc American lown wmioui detection Hen. Scott called attention to the fact that there had been no trouble nt Columbus In thiee years, and that undoubtedly the American troops wcte taken off their guard. He called attention to the fart that owing to tho limited number of men which the nrmy has on the border the patrols are required to cover an average I distance, of fifteen miles. To properly ' safeguard against surprise attacks (len. Scott expressed the opinion that there should bo at least 100,000 troops on the border. Altogether at Columbus there wero at the time of the attack seven troops of the Thirteenth Cavalry, num bering twenty-five officers and 50 men Although the notion In sending the American troops across the border In pursuit of the Mexicans was taken with out authority from Washington, and In I conflict with orders previously given to to the effect that no Invasion should occur without orders from the President, It was said In Administration circles that the President has no disposition to criticise tlen. Pershing. Secretary 1-anslng and Oen. Scott to-night made no effort to conceal the fact that the attack on Columbus called for drastic action. Although there have been frequent raids across the border by Mexicans and tiring from the Mexl-, can side on American towns, to-day's at- ' tack was described as the first approach i to an organised Invasion. That is was deliberately undertaken ' by VllU as a means of forcing the United States Into Intervention and thus 1 embarrass the Carranza Government Is generally conceded. That Intervention Is now Inevitable was generally j-egarded ascertain among members of Congress, and the prospects are strong for a sensational outpour ing of feeling to-morrow In the Senate and House. Critics of the Administra tion will avail themselves of the oppor tunity to describe the outrage ns n natu ral consequence of the failure of the United States to take drastic steps to punish the Vllllsta bandits responsible for the murder on January 12 of the seventeen American citizens at Santa Ysabel, Mexico. I'arransa Is Defended. At the State Department to-day effort was made to defend the steps taken by Carranza since then to run down the perpetrators of the massacre. t was also stated that from a military stand point the State Department had reason to believe that Canauza waa gradually, gaining strength At the i.ame time It was admitted that because of lark of coulldence on the part of American bankers In Carranza's ability to control affairs and guarantee a stable government, the de facto Gov ernment Is In desperate financial straits and unable at present to meet Its Iluan-1 clal obligations abroad, 1 There Is no Intention, the Department made It plain, on the pait of this Gov-, eminent to extend Carranza llnancl.il , assistance, it balng stated authoritatively ' that the United States was looking to J Carranza to stand or fall on his own ability to preserve order and meet his i obligations. It developed, furthermore, that fol- ' Inu-hiir 111. Slant:, Vs:klml " -- u,,,l I other Incidents of lawlessness on the pan (lf bandit hordes along the border the United States Government has gone I0 fr as to suggest the advisability of I ts being given a flee hand to send trooc across the line to restoie order. This suggestion was at once met with a counter proposal from Carranza that reciprocal arrangement be entered Into whereby Carranza soldiers might ,. ... I - 1 be permitted to f-end troops acro Into American terrltoty in pursuit of hnu- I litis flying In this direction, United States Government This the would not consent to. Hut realizing the untenable position which Carranza would he plate,! In wth his own people If he entered Into any scheme of cooperation it was decided tn-nlicht. when it was aiinrecluteil (lint drastic steps weie necessary, not to seek ",lch cooperation as had been first sug- g'siru, or nra "ii'i",u. uui id serve notice of the American Government's Intention to act alone, PRESIDENT SILENT ON CALLING OUT MILITIA After Jtailiii' Despatches From (it'll. I'liiiston He (Joes to lied. WvsiitNiiTON. Match S It was Im possible to. night to get any rxpiesslon of the President's views regarding the Mexican situation, mve that Implied In the official disclosures from tho State Department ux to the steps which the Oovernmeut had decided upon. The I'lesldent coufein-il with Secre. taty of War linker at il o'clock, He dined with Mtc, Wilson at the White House and at K o clock went to the Na tional Thcatie On Ins ictiirn fiom the theatre the President went to his study and read the tilespalclies from tlen, l-'unston whlcn had been received during the evening He letlred almost Immediately, Officials who sought In reach him with the view of making public some Intima tion of his attitude with regard to calling out tho inllllla wero forced lo postpone- their iicstlonlng until to. mor row. In the absence of any authorisa tion from the President they refused to exptess any opinion, It Is understood that the President will confer with Secretary llaker and Secretary Lansing before tho Cabinet meeting to-inoriow The regular aem weekly Cabinet meeting will be held at II o'clock In Ihe morning. White House officials said to. night that the jCublnet whuld consider Ihe Mexlcatk .probjem from every angle ai the meeting. M'.P showing: the location of Columbus, N. M., and its proximity io the border; the territory immediately to the aouth, where the troopers of the Thirteenth Cavalry pursued Villa and his raiders and -,. I 2 a sj - Akphiouuo 'VVv " A. Vrv WHERE 19,000 U. S. TROOPS CAMP QN MEXICAN BORDER Washington. March . There are approximately 1S.000 troops aJong the Mexican border, representing nearly two-thirds of the mobile army. This includes the Sixth, Seventh, Klghth. Twelfth, Thirteenth and Four teenth Cavalry divisions. The headquarters of the Sixth Infantry and the 8cond Cavalry brigades are at Douglas, Ariz., In wnlch patrol division Columbus ties. These Include the Seventh Cavalry st Douglas, elcht troops of the Tenth Cavalry at Huachuca, Arts., and seven troops of the Thirteenth Cavalry at Columbus. Gen. Kunston. In charge of th forces along the border, reported to the War Department that he Is sending additional forces to Columbus, but Col. Slocum Is reported to bellevo that he can control the sittiatloo with the troops under hla command. The Infantry forces alone; the border consist of the Seventeenth, Eigh teenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Twrenty-second. Twenty-sixth and Teenty eighth regiments. They are scattered In patrols along; the boundary Una. The Kl Paso division, under Oen. Pershing, and the Douglas division, under Oen. Davis, are available for Immediate use at the point where the raiders crossed. A list of the (Jlfferent troops and their stations, given out by the War Department to-nlfht, follows: 1- 2" Alplne, Tex., A, Thirteenth Cav alry. -llllss Fort. Texas, Eighth Cav alry, less I. K and M; Seventh Infantry, Twentieth Infantry. Fourth Field Artillery, less D: A, Fifth Field Artillery. q Brownsville. Tax., Fourth Jnfan try .ltd First Squadron Third Cavalry. A Calexlco, Cel., B and M. First Cavalry. c Columbus. N. M., headquarters 0 and seven troops Thirteenth Cav alry. ft Clark Fort, Texas, headquarters 0 and six troops Fourteenth Caf airy. rrOel nic Tex., Third Battalion Nineteenth Infantry and D. Four teenth Cavalry. o Donna. Tel.. A and D. Twenty-1 eighth Infantry. 0 IxmirUs. Ariz, headquarters and " two squadrons Sevtnth Cavalry;! Eleventh, F.lghteenth and Twenty-see- ond Infantry. Batteries A and B. Blxth 1 Field Artillery, and headquarters Sixth "risa"- . IfkUsfle Pass. Tex., Seventeenth AU Infantry, Battery F. Blxth Field Artillery, and O. Fourteenth Cavalry. U Kl Paso. Tex., headquarters eighth Brigade, and Sixth and Sixteenth Infantry. 110 llachlta. N. M A and B. Seventh Pnvalrv. 1 o llailinBen. Tex, headquarters AO and three companies Twenty-sixth Infantrj', ond headquarters and three troops Sixth Cavalry. 14- Hancock Fort, Texar, I, Eighth Cavalry. Jg Hidalgo, Tex.. F. Sixth Cavalry. 1 Huachucj, Arii., , htdQUirttri esiiM ''" as...... 17- -Fabens, Tex., K, Eighth Cavalry. 1 Q Kingsvllle. Tex., H and M, Twen- 10 ty-slxth Itifuntiy. 19 Laredo. Tex., Ninth Infantry snd K. Sixth Tield Artillery: hesd-l nuartets Second Brigade 20 21 ah lndlos, Tex. A. Sixth Cav air). I.yfoid, Tex.. C and I, Twenty, sixth Infantry. VILLA'S RAIDERS KILL NINETEEN AMERICANS CoHlinurd from Firit Pagt. during the raid on the cattle bird of the Hosques Orandea ranch. Then the bandits travelled northward lelsursly and entered Columbua by a ditch run ning pa it the cavalry camp. "Villa was In personal charge," said this man, "and with him were Pablo Lopez, Mat tin Lopes, Col. Candelarlo Sevantes, Col. Crus Chaves, dsn. Jose Fernandez and Oen. Heltian. Villa de clared he was going lo kill every Ameri can because the American Government did not treat hhn right." This Mexican confirmed a previous re pott that Villa had freely stated before leaving Ihe Santa Ana district In West Chihuahua that he Intended to force In tervention by the United States by raid ing American tenltory and killing civilian and soldiers. Villa had carefully planned the raid, tt Is evident, for a telegram was received at Hachita, N, M last night beating the slgnntute, of the American care taker of the Nvg.tles ranch In Chihua hua, fort) -four miles from here, saying that Villa waa there, Villa had caused titles televratn to be sent, ss lis wes then making his way here front the Boi ,ue tlrancles ranch. Army officers hete generally believe that the plans set under way esterday for a conference with Villa at the border were n part of the scheme of the Mexi can i li I ef lo draw as many soldleis as possible from CoIiitIius that he might then enter and loot the (own. A detach ment of troops was sent from hers last nlglit toward the border on the under standing that Villa would meat Ameri can nfi'lrers at the international tins and parley with thtm illative to grant ing asylum to hint In the United Mtatis. In soms quarters It Js th belief that he expected Col. Slocum Is Join the U MITBjO S 7 A Tt INC W4M r y i- e o j savisicy. V' LtMCftN ausjM7cAeuP at CHIMUAeTuA OOUrtt. Tx C and H. Thirteenth Cavalry. 23 rcedes. Tex., c Sixth Cavalry, and U Twenty-sixth Infantry. 04 Mcintosh. Tex., K, I. and M, Fourteenth Cavalrs. . 25 M"M,lon- T- B n4 . B1tn . 1 Cavalry, and haadauarters and .'V-J. 'gg Mtdero. Tex, F. Twenty-elghth Masses 3 07 McAIIen. Tex., O, Twenty-eighth Infantry. OP Naco, Arli.. D and a. Tenth Cav- aln-. 2ft ss'' -rli.. Twelfth Infantry, lets ft. C and D. Sixth Field Ar tillery, and M. Tenth Cavalry. flfl-Ph"rr' Tm- ' Twenty-elghth ov Infantry. 3 remiss, ux.. 1.. Twenty-eighth Infantry. 32 Pro. Tex D, Fourth Field Artillery, and C. Twenty-eighth Infantry. qo Rio (Jrsnds City, Tex., K, O and " n, Third Cavalrv. OA Rome. Tex.. F. Third Cavalrv. 1 ui 35 San Benito, Tex., A, K, F and li, Twenty-sixth Infantry. Oft San Diego, Tex., A. D. K and I., ou First Cavalry. 07 Sam Fordyce. Tex., M. Twenty eighth Infantrj. and O, Sixth Cavalry. 3R San Juan. Tex., D and R. Twen- ty-lghth Infantry. QQ Sierra Blanea. Tex.. M, r.lghth u" Cavalry, Aft San Ygnacla, Tex., I. Fourteenth Cavalry. 41 42" Banta Maria. Tex., M, Sixth Cav airy. Balentlne, Tex.. It. Tnlrleenth Cavalry. ; 43 Tuma, Arlt.. D, Twelfth Cavalry. I Company D. Seventh Cavalrv. Is at I Slaughter's Ranch. Arltona. Company I Sixth Cavslrv. Is st Ssn Pedro Ranch, Texas. Company D, Sixth Cavalry, la st Landrum's Ranch, Texas. Company C, Seventh Cavalrv, Is at I.as Cietlgos, N. M. American troops and had planned to kidnap and take him Into Mexleo. The Colonel having failed to go lo the bolder from Columbus, the raid was carried out for the purpose of exciting the American people, some believe. TRAFFIC WITH JUABEZ STOPS. Kl Paso Street Cars Tsirneil Hack at the ousi4ar. Kl, Paso, Tex., March . To uvold trouble In Juarez all Amiiloan street cars were stopped to-night at the Inter national bridges snd turned ba-k to Kl Paso. Considerable excltrment prevailed In Juarez to-day as a result of the trouble at Columbus. N, M., and particularly at reports that American troopn had In vaded Mexico. A battalion of the Twen tieth Infantry lefe hero for Cptumbus lo n enforce th American troops there. URGES INTERVENTION. Sesiator shermasi Kerne. .di aa irsny Into Mealvo, PglNegTON, III., March f.Armed In tirventlnn In Mexico Is the answer or Senator Luwrence v. Sherman lo the latest outrage of the Vllllsta (eoldlers. "I am In favor of armed Intervention," said the Senator to-day, when a repot tcr told him of the Invasion of Columbus, N. M. "We should Html an srmy to the bor der not only to protect Amerlcst ri but lo go across and make the Mexicans respect un." Mr. Bhsrnian ! here attending Ihe convention of the Swedish American Re publican League of Illinois. EKio ' 'x fa T m t a t- I wr - -v rcr T r fought a hot engagement with them on Mexican soil, and the many forts and posts on the border where United States troops are stationed. The numeral 6 indicates the site of Columbus. MONTCNKV TIME FOR ACTION, IS I Wtlb ( H Kril I ruin Ul IIH.'I l .ii'ims nmmATlIIT imilTTnmiII'li""le. w-t of Peatkon. where the Kill I I IK I A I a V KK I III I I " hrto Mexican (lovernment wa, te- UVl 1 VUliiL I DllilU 1 potted to have maintained a heavv gar- Villa AIIVP Or Ileail, l till! Ileniand of New York "World." tdltorlsl comments In .New voik newspapers on the developments In the , troopets. Mexican situation, caused by the laid. She said that ome of the men de- nf lb. VMll.t.. .1. .nhlobierl tailed to Kuard her during the march or the Mlllstas. sie eubJoUied. )orth hff (la. V1a ha( m?1 Th. Uurld '"n(I ,i'c")0 1 .liiflt before she and her husband were Nothing lew then Villa's lll can atone , taken prisoners with the Hayilen boys. fur Hi. nii.. .t r.,lnmii v M ! Mrs. Wright SLild, the Villa men told Whether or riot he led the raid In per- son, he unquestionably planned It, andj0f pearmm. looted alt the .tores and the guei tills who executed It beltnged to . Uitl?,l pome of the forelaners his forces. Kvery drop of American "Servantes. with twelve men came to blood shed st Columbus is on his r.ands. the ranch the night of Mar.h I," Mrs 80 far se It Is possible for a bandit to be Wright said. "Thev pretended to be at wsr Mlla Is now- st vat with both carranza solidets and asked me If I Mexico snd the United States. The , h(,( allv frio, to .n Mv husban.1 and Mexican Uoveinment. In spite of the ef- Vrnnli )(p. wrri, , i,nrsin buy'ng forts of Catrania. has proved unable to , riiwirf tnl, th,m w had only a cope with the pltuatlon. and 10 the duty ., nolJr all, meaijn.t enough for of effective action devolves upon the , ollr famV United States. j It Is not necessary to lnieivn in , Mexico In order to deal with Villa. , inere aie plenty 01 preceuents air puni live expeditions. one notable Instance being the campaign against Ueronlmo. No complications with the Mexican Government need attend a punitive ex pedition, unless Carranxa himself creates the complications. The Tribune. Killing Americans has Ions been I pastime In Mexico. The Brysn-W llson I policy of ImpIorUig Americans to flee from Mexico for their lives, of cm-wring jtliem If they rennilned In that country' j to protect their piuperty Interests, nt ) uouBing mt ouij ui inuirciiug iiiein I when living and of avenging them when I dead has borne Its perfect fruit. Th supply of Americans In Mexico to I h. .-irrttl4-.l Vlaili-un litf f..,. mnt.ln. has Utterly been falling off. The mur derers are being forced inure ami mote to hunt new vlctltm on this side of the harder. Little or nothing has been done by trie Administration to rinstsbiluh reject in Mexico for Ameil aji life or properly. It Is time to put .ti end to this shame ful farce of eufotclng American tights against Mexican asraslns, Killing Americans on the Mexican side of the Klo Grande simply because thev are Americans Is a breach of treaty Kill Ing Americans on this side of the Itlo Grande by organized bodies of Mexicans In an act of war. The only remedy left to the Fulled States Is to enter the tenltoiy in which Villa Is operating and which he claim, to control and to deal wl un mm una his followers as open enemies. . .xounng snon or a oeinontratton ot force can now teslore American ptes- Nothing short of a demonstration of lie. in nirxico. TkrPrras, Villa led ne .nl I.I. V,o,l, r i,.n,n.. across our boundary to shoot up an American town with a single purpose. It was to drsw our troops over the' bor- u.i .v . rnu. mill wiirie we should be compelled o a course of Inter- ventlon. arousing the Mexican people to Villa's cause. mere are iwo inings we can uo. vve . well, and one of them told me that can tell Carranza that we will assist him villa's nun did not love him, but were to run down all the outlaws that are ' ru,.,) entirely b the fear he had In near enough the American line to make stilled In th-m. Villa was protertrd fiom trouble on our territory. We ran tell t assai!ns. throughout the march bv his him Ihiit If he Invites u. to assist hlni 1)r,ifeis-.a score of Colonel, nnd Gen we will do so In behalf of his (Jnvern- Iais-and by a picked body of men ment and In the name of his authority ,(I.,IW11 .plnroj,,. camped and but that If he does not Invite us we shall .,e (,) themselves" nam. I llllli, icvriiii.irr., iu llllll very end. The I'nlted 8lates llovernmenl would better begin now, The Staats.Zeltnna. The Mexican trouble la again In full swing. It is really nulte as was to be expelled. It la clearly evident that Car rania Is not the proper man to bring Mexico back under one hat. It may b assumed that the Adminis tration has learned by this time that a "word of might," even If spoken b,v President Wilson, can accomplish noth ing In Mexico. What the bandits down there need Is. a "msn with an Iron fist " Let Washington find such a man notv When there was one, In the poison of Huerta, he was forced out and finally hunted to death, What now? SLOCVM'S FAMILY HERE. Coloarl's Kb t per. Nuns anil rr Yorkers, , Mstei- I col. Herbert J. Slocum, commandei ,of the Thirteenth Cavalry, who was In charge at Columbus. N M, Is well'""11 " 1 '"'' "ecause i oiu no. imnii bare, lie ha. two son. !,.- Herbert J, Slocum. Jr. snd Mylcs s Slocum, engineers st SO Church street. Col. Hlocum was stationed at Governors Island few .vejra sro. Col. Blotutn's fsther Is Col. .1, ,1 Hlo - cum. executor of Kursull Hugs' will, and In charge of the Sage estate at 111 Broadway. Ills sister Is Mrs. Sherman Flint of 71 Madlhon avenue. Col. Slocum Is a Weit Point graduate and waa originally in the Seventh Cav alry. After tho Spanish War he was on detached service In Cubs in com mand of the Rural Guards. He served with the Thirteenth In the Philippines and ws sent from Fort Riley, Kan., o the Mexican border almost threesars AMERICAN WOMAN BATTLES WITH VILLA 'Mrs. Wright. Miioncr Xinu j Dh.vh, Tells of ExperloiH-p , in Kiiid. 1 II Kit IIISHANI) K1I-I,KU Col.UMRS, N. M., Mar. h v. Mrs. Maud Hawk Wright, who was repotted to have been murdered when her husband, an other American ar.d herself ete taken, prisoners by Villa, escaped from the , ' Mexicans dutlna the fighting to-ilay. , On Tuesday. March 7. Mrs. Wright .said, Villa bandits attacked employes I of the Palomas Cattle Compan), killing' four Americans emiaued In rounding Up. .cattle. and destroying every American In It. Mis. Wright said her husband. I Id ward The Mexican Inhabitants, he told me, John Wright, formerly of Houston, Tex.. ; weie to be spared. and Frank Ha)den. a .vouth employed "I wan In the line Villa thtew along a i Itookei sawmill, were taUen the rallioad tiscks after his troops had fiom the Wright ranch 'm Maich 1 and iwept easlwutd through the United piMsuiiubty killed. When she was taken Stal cavalry. A bullet hit the saddle prisoner und fotced to tide away with . of m) horse ss 1 stood dismounted be , a detachment of Villa's men "under Col hind It Nicholas Servantes she said a bindlt "Mlla snl Ills men acios the tucks ordered bet to give her baby to a Mexl- into the town. Soon I saw bulldlnns on 1 cm famllv ,flie; then Hie American troops nppar- , 'titty got Into action, and In .1 little ' Tells nf Her Cnpturr. j while the Mexicans came back. M s Wrisht was cared for to-dav at ' ",V"'a "'"' the men cursing the hon e Mr. riorum wlh of c"l 1 ""' threatening to shoot any man who Slonn There she Md the story of her f-? oI" V".1"'."1 ..,.e o,l n.,U. f-o.n the tPne 1 ,.' "... . ..... " . ... , i risen for the n.otecl'on nf Americans. Fp to yesterday, she said. Villa wore ,l,Hllr.n nne.f llttl rmliiil straw hat ami rode a snull m ile, 'ot 1 Inst liefnre the nslit tn's mom ns lie 'appeared .lad In a trim ssliltary unl- form and lode one of three handsome sorrel chargers which had not been used duriliir the long march. Mrs. Wright im vnin 1..1 n.u,i.. 1 .-.nn m.n ..mm h. io imri, inn nt nhteh ., a u, .han SOD Ameilcan ... . . , ............. - - her they had raided Colonla .Juarez, an American Mnemnn Ketttetnent West Iln.liaiirt Is Caught. . It was JnH about dark then and my' I husband came Into the atil with two pack mules wh'ch he unloaded A soon as that win. done ome of the Mexicans caught and saddled the siitiniiN. "Servantes became impatient and de- ! matided to see our tore of flour and 1 meal. As soon as I opened the store- room be ordered some of his men to ti.l.A rt rtnr t,itmll. Thnn 11, e I utl.it a',,,,. i,,,.i,n,.,i r,..ii.if. ti, vi i utv nf ,nl Ul, hands had been tied behind III i,acl(. Mv husband called to Hayden Btt he also was tied. ..My huband wa taken out to the of the ranch vai.l and tied there wlthllavdni When I went out the sold. er guarding the p-lsoners told me to leave the l.ab with the wife of the Mexica. who hid aleo been taken prisnnei I did that. The soldier nnd I went out together after he i mp ,v husband was at the top of a hill a shoit distance away "The soldlet told me to mount behind o"i his hoiM- When 1 lefused he put me on a...A .,r tn.il... liik'.t. fn.m mv I.,,I 1 I ,. a....ti,.t ..ml liuni'ttlin. I ie" riirin unci mt-i -n ,.a w , , , iii is-i. . i --ti- i hedld not answer. Then I .aid. I am going back to 111) bab) llie ocuuiei ie,,mu. r ie til en ...,11 ....,!.., ,11- ...... L0."jJ.,"L,,..t,."l ,r.Vt-,rt"..t,r,.,, '. Il'.filn da for two veats to accomplish 'this j ., .-i , ,.. 'i,,.i,.. wheieiiBoii the soldier "J I l l Wll , I h i c u. I t i, 2 ' ! , ,, u,,,,, I ,ol M that night ar.d reirhed ,.i., ... ,,.. ., rnr. ,i, ,. ., tiiiii.-A. - nt- - I....., ..,. hours. Truce hours was the lonuett we j stopped In a.i) twenty-four I we ,,.,irhed the Hoca liiatido Hive,- until ... . ,.,,, i,,i. , ,..., i Z oor ' I, wh.il ihev me fol ' Throllchout , all the nine da.vs was a piionrr I I .!.., .,t, ... in.'. ..a.tt . lie cm,, u little whr.e. with m bend against a tiee ui riuini, i ,rn l'' l-'le t Ilia. , Ti-.. men guatdlng me Heated me Xl.u Wr!l,l then lot, I i.e hnn- th. I meat supply and watei gave out during the march imtthwaid through the desert region or Chihuahua, and how men, their tongues swollen, eyes glazed and ex hausted, would drop f i inn their horses, only to he beaten and prodded with .words by Villa's otth-eis, until the) teuioillitc'd and Joined the lolumn "From the first f knew that Villa Intended to attack Columbus," Mrs I Wright innllniied, "It was fteel) ills cussed by the nidi and the officers Some of the latter told me that Villa Intended to Kill evei) American the) iiiiild find, but they pointed to me Uk an example of Unit decision nut to hung women "Luler, as we apptiiaihcil the honlir fiom Hoca tlrandc, thete same otllcets told me that Villa his rngo growing as he neared the boundary would make torches of ever) noinnn and, i ti I Id us well as of every man In Columbus "He Intended, they hald, to Kill eveiy boil) In tin. Culled Statis, mid would I , be helped by Japan and fSeimany "Just before the match for the b.micr l"" 1 H'"'"' l" ':''" vIHn- asUIng I want my own countrymen, the Ametlcii "uniiris, tiling upon me in tin, i.inus of Mexican. Hut he laughed mid said I Hut wlteii we got to Columbus he would give me my papers in the uitlci of the ' '"ink theie He also said that the life I , had led with his Hoops was making me fat, "Ah we enteied the ditch leadllli! past Ihe Amerh .in aim) camp below Columbus the Captain of m compan) told me that lie and twent) oilier o'-1 ll.cus liad iioeted the bonier .vesterda) ns spies and found that only a few I American soldiers weie In camp, that the others were further west, lie ads. that evriybody expected an rssy time capturing and burning the town FUNSTON IN DARK ON MOVEMENT OF TROOPS U'AsiHNuTtiN', March !. The War Department to-night gave out this despatch from Oen. Kunston: KottT Ham Hot'irrnN, Tex. The only Information that I have of our troops having crossed the border Is newspaper reports. Itepurt from Col. Hlocum most meagre In spite of telegram to him this morning for full par ticulars. I wired lilm this after noon for full report. Will for-1 nurd further details ns soon ns I ran get them Fuxston. At 10:30 o'clock the War Depart ment made public this telegrum from Oen. Kunston. "Latest report from Col Slocum says forty-six Mexican soldiers killed, seven seriously wounded; now In camp. We had seven men killed, two officers and five men wounded. They will recover, "Fcnhto.v." " v V': " saiu ne was too sick to rignt. 1 had b peen detailed to guard me. He said .f . it I i t . a t ' hrfl5uli. ulU ru" ln,. A,"";rl1c'"i 'i ynt"l T " rtt U, i',"'1 1,u' ' nj' ' ' ut w ;"' . 7"" reireniuig loices unui " ,",' , ""7 ', , , ' iine.i nnu me ne j ""li"'1'"'1 ..... . .V. ..... , aske.i him to set tne free You go. )ou aie at llbert).' he eald. "I went to the Moore Iioukc and found Mr. Mooie lying face down on the stcu. oeno. ann ins wne wns In a nearby He Id. wounded, she had seen her husband ,.!,, , ., , ., , ....... ... m,i nnu. ne .ii. ueao. Some Amerl. an soldiers came b) They railed for an ambulaiue and I taine to Columbus with Mrs. Moo.e I have had nothing for nine ibs but mule meat and scorched beef without 200,000 MEN NEEDED TO CONTROL MEXICO (tut'ri'illH Wiii'ftii'f Mijrlit On IiKli'finitclv. A liny K pi'i'ls Ayi'pp. , . , It would leipine .riii.i.iii) m. n t-i cm. tiol all of .Mexico, according to an ti- mite of olllcers of the C.etieral Staff which was published In Tun Si ", on Jauuaiy K. In arriving at this tluuie the military experts tool; into cousidim lion all possible contingencies and pro ceeded cm the asuniptlon that It would be necessary to ..weep the country from the Hlo ttramJe to the southern border . lv,t,la n.e....l h,t tl.a M.,lfiinn n n ti.iv ii..en i i,.finii,imr' ;,. tivlty ate veterans In the'.r ow-i p.cullar Mud of warfare. They are thoioughly uciiulnted vclth the count-y in wiikli the fighting would be done and have adapted themselves m the rigors of ihe ' tirlil. Army otneer l.elleve mat there would be no clash of oppos ng urmie. but guerrilla fighting carried on by al tereii lands. a.s for ammunition, t .s believed that there would be a scar.it) mi the part of the Mexicans. It nas been observed, however, that In HiihtinK along the border they have had oinerabie nrtlllrr), Includ.ng I'n nch nuns of mod ern l)pe The Mexicans also have been . . .. . ..i i.. . i.i . . slltl,"l,M "i'.im r..MM1 ... I 1 1 1 1 Un Hi l-MinilK Hlv II'llIIKl PHill nu Ol I 'If-, f n)nH f,ir ,',.,. object of wa)s and means for the pad- flialloii nf Mexico and tlgureil that It , ,, ,,, ,,.. ..... flnn , t m.n nnn 1,lrl'"";' MIIHui) evpetts of ,l,e ,eM.t Cen- , ,ral S,nlT ,lml"K ",0 ''"" fpw " l1'""" " Intervention i uudei onsldcriillon. Tin- til est plodded I f"r ".,,uiri "f ""T"": :,,"','K '" -..u--, me subjugation of Mexican terrltmy llug I in I he uoith of a line i-MendliiK fiom j i.iioiniii io cull.-, nine, wnicn llii'lllilc r- III.' region In which ate located most of the ' V" , . " i n .aiopaiKii co ered I lie) nave never veutuicil a Ktli ss !IH I'" ll,m " """hi be uecessrv to I '' " "rfn.e In .MeM.o n . . . . ,, ....firs TTVIM-ri'n ! ( A" I Al. S H It h f7. HURT , , Mrs. William. In oluinliiis Wire I'Mtlier nl Norfolk, Nom'ui.k, Va , Match ! Mrs I.ouiee Wlllmn, wife of Capt.-Adjt. lieorge William, who wan wounded by Mexi cans at Columbus tn-iluy, telcgraphd bet fathet lieie thU afternoon that fight ing eontPiUes In the New Mexico clt). She stated, however, that -!ie nnd'her twn-jear-old son were uiiluunied. Mrs Williams probably sent the meeaug.. b fore her hnsband wan wounded, ns che made no mention of It, Mis, Williams whs Mies t.ouli-e Jones ilntigliter of T. A. Jones of Norfolk Sh married t'apt Williams In IPlii, Cain Williams s,,e,( t )chiv In the Pi, p'nc and has been htatloned at Coluti' bus for two .veats, FOUNDED 1856 The new and the old New building, new new style-designs. Conforming to prevailing ideals of modern business method. Old reliable tailoring, old method of pricing oiu wares at a modest profit, old custom of embodying all value possible in our garments, old courtesy of serving customers properly. Maintaining the policy rigidly observed by ut for sixty years. Spring clothes are rendy from head to ft II 1 1 for men and hoys. Brokaw Brothers 1457-1463 AT i! STORM MAY BREAK IN CONGRESS TO-DAY Semitors Kn II mill Rornli Pre iiiiitiI to A Hack Mi'xicnn Policy. WILSON rillKFS FKAIIKI'L Wasiiinotov. March 9. DeieiopmeM. In the Mexican situation cams tilth such startling rapidity that Corjre. where another outbreak of clebvte rnn reining the President's "watchfui wait. Ing" policy Impended, adjourned tMir without taking cognizance of the l,rM turbulenre. Administration leadei., lin. ever, are fearful lest t lie storm ,u break to-morrow. Senator Fnll was gathering mater,, to-day for a speech In the Senile t. tacking the Piesident's policy a a r suit of the killing of Ait.crkan. a Columbus. Senator lloruh was aIo pre pared to protest against tie Invasion or the I'nlted .States by the Mexican bj. dlts. The Senator from .New Mev 0. b was the author of the teeolut'on 1.1 ! spouse to which the President 'e-eatij sent to the Senate Information on e1! Ing the Mexican situation. Is illMti. fleil with the M-port and was r.mte-iip.j Ing making the charge In his emir; speech that It was Incomplete and m.. leading. He also purpoeeu iin 1 contrast between lit., Aotnln.str.i' .n llrJ. ((f .inamimg protect...', v' t.ci 1 IHJIH J 'l Ut'iiMi leans at sea 1 been adopted w I cltliens In Me. ami Hie JMiuty nirfi mt ith lofer'l.'e Im ,nrr'ttn lavlsn , ... ,h, u.(. 1 here was a ..a e cere . Mice to .Mexico tu-nay. umicaiiiig mi th problem It presents has not p.i.l from the minds of the members on to minority side at least Before t!;e fjj pubtlv report of the later deve'.opirn.rj of the dav bad been bl ought to the -tentlun of the members Hie Houe si-l0U""-'' . , llrlef leferemes were main- io .-ir.... ' 1 1... 1,.. hin umlci inr it,....; --- M)lf rnii In the House late in in uo '.!, , ., handful of members t.rfe-t When the Item of Jlmi.onw for the mv. ()f su,lrl , foielgn trade anJ , Ceiitial and South Ameiua leilche, Mr Mondell of Wvonih.i sue gested thete would be little Use of ab lempting to extend trade In tho-e c in- trliiH unices the Culled States Covc-n. nient were pr'.areil to ilete' u vicr- , un. i.oil their nrnnertv 1 1 pointed ' roiidltlous as they exist In Mexl.-o This called forth a veheinetit d.-fencl of the Administration from lterrem(. the Foster of llllimK l'reslilcnt V 'oi and President Taft weie both rii'" In preventing war with Mexico, he sa d "V1,.i kll lt.it-., ' h uilileil. "jn,l 4-t American property ptotected, but Mer i do not vt .nt to go theic. 1 -nn t red tl ' till" talk of piotei'tlng America)- tuna- eity at tin- liolnt of a sword The i , eminent has looked after Amerh a'. II well as It could have done under t.-. circumstance. I don't believe It tt duty of our i Jov eminent to send our boys mto Mexlii. and plunge the loiutrr Into war.' "Koesnt the gentleman know. srd llepresentative licnnet nf New Yer "that the President has asked mis sion of the Curraiira ilovcriiine" t send tioopi Into Mexico?'" "If he has." said Kepiesent.i'ive rol ler, "he probably thinks the t.me ha arrived for taking action of that -or' This brought tin- cnlloiiuv to nn .ihrm! close Slvutly afterward the llim-e i-1-Join ned. BAKER'S FIRST DAY IS FULL OF THRILLS C'n f fo-fd (ii't'ciilKH'ii" i( re i Ini'.v Kims (i'iiiiiiiI of Wnr. 1 o io mill HVpoi'tri's. vMlix.rrn.v, Maiib 3 Ne Itakei wa hwoi n in at- Sc i.'.i . to-diy b") As-.letant Chief i i. r dolph In tin otln-" w tilth i'-.' flat rlsoi. I -1 etil I) vacated S.-C I et.ll) It.llilf VV.le ll.lld .nto mile.- when ollh-ial rip the Will I le'l.ll lineiit n- ,, a-., CoUimbiis. N M . falsing t.e j risls ,n Mexican iclnlioiis s n . Ing of Vera Cm. He mm I'.-ieiico with .Maj(-.-iIei llui , Chief of .-tiilf. who had ie ,'. i in. urn nt.s In fore a Sei 1 1 ,i ad Int. r im. Mr ItaU'-r ai 1 iv, .1 i-i W n . .nornlni: ,ii x In. t I I to the Whit" Mouse to 1 ,o to P: si, lent Wil-oii. confer- -g Pree'ileni for half ..n h- iir Secretary I'an.els an,,- ,, . Itakei to Ills new oftli e, lutr It. lien Scott, Capt Cootes, aid, Chief c'leik Si n.ield ami v. Chief Cletk llandolt li Aftei being sworn Se . i tei ev i d nil the .11 nn olH- - i .11 the State, W .ii- .n il Nm Movie ni.-ii ,iinl tdiotio:! ,i,',, ns So. retai v I'.alcir ns he left ' -llollee K.V lino -ill the dec Il id ha dl) - o n.- floin th. lilt) in wei l el lien In f r.ipl el e lielnillt ,1 llllll II' 1' b iMed fur oc III, , .iii; , i. I I . sm'leil for t'l" new si.i.ei . k and tin r onsenteil t" p i-,. fun r-'Oii, of Ills i. Hlce "Hen.;; a Ki, enliorn s , wiien i.-.i v ng tile White II. i miv tli.il I have in v pub .it I il f ile Ti mi il' s t i'i i- , li- mid. lie of , oen Mov D ' If H , r i .ml 1 !' I' f fixtures, new merchandise BROADWAY FORTY-SECOND STREET L.iu..jr:jikiitJii.riili!ifci I fwot .jt 'jlnu, i