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PERSHING TAKES OVER PART OF MEXICAN
RAILWAYJINGO TALK FRUITLESS
San Antonio, March 29. Gen.
Punston announced today that Gen.
Pershing is using part of the Mex
ican Northwestern railway-line, con
firming exclusive United Press dis
patches on this point a week ago.
Funston has also received report of
wreck of one of Pershing's troop
trains, resulting in injury of 10 troop
ers, information carried by United
Press several days ago.
Washington, March 29. Saddler
Geo. A. Hudnelt of Troop B, 10th cav
alry, died March 24 of injuries sus
tained in railroad wreck south of
Columbus, N. M., March 29. The
tightening of censorship at Gen. Per
shing's base and activity among
large body of troops today, preparing
for some unknown movement, be
lieved today to forecast important
developments in pursuit of Villa.
Censorship will be tightened at all
other border points.
Pack trains supplying expedition's
advance columns south of Casas
Grandes reported to be meeting with
enormous difficulties in mountains of
upper Guerrero district. Autos and
motor trucks found impracticable in I
El Paso, March 29. A peaceful so
lution of the relations between the
U. S. and Mexico seemed nearer to
day than at any time since Villista
raid on Columbus, N. M., March 9,
which was followed within a week by
American punitive expedition.
Failure of organized attempt on
both sides of border to transform the
campaign against bandits into inter
vention pleased both American and
U. S. army officers pointed to very
friendly reception given expedition
ary forces in Mexico. Villa has so
far failed to rouse peons against the
Carranza co-operation to date has
been pronounced. While some vex
ing problems remain to be settled be
tween the two governments, princi
pally the free use of Mexican rail
ways by Americans, both sides were
confident of speedy adjustment
It seemed certain that Villa has
reached mountains in Southern Chi
huahua while American troops were
forced to advance slowly on account
of danger to their line of communi
cations. Carranzistas will continue their
co-operation, Gen. Gabriel Gavira,
commandant at Juarez, said today.
Carranza officials are bitter in con
demning efforts to force American
intervention. They intimated that
even foreign nations may have en--tered
into campaign for intervention.
Concessions have been granted by
various Mexican rulers to Americans,
English, Germans, French and Span
ish, officials pointed out.
Their value ran into billions. Rich
mines, great ranches and vast for
ests were involved. Carranzistas es
timated that not more than 5 cents
an acre was paid for lands, on aver
age. With peon laborers hardly more
than slaves, millions of dollars were
earned by foreign interests in Mex
ico within short time.
Monterey, Mex. Campaign of ex
termination has been ordered against
Villistas under Gen. Canuto Reyes in
Torreon district. Bandits have been
officially declared beyond pale of the
law, subject to execution upon capture.
BITS OF NEWS
Chief Healey probing charges sa
loons paid for protection in the 18th
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst to speak
for Serbian people in ballroom of the
Hotel La Salle today.
St. Louis police reported to have
captured Eddie Golomblewski, who
was on way to Mexico to join army,
Father is contractor here