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CITY EDITION CITY EDITION THIKTY-SEVENTH YEA It. VOL CXI.IX. No. 00. 30 PERSONS DEAD ID HIT Mil III WRECK NEAR CLEVELAND. OHIO T hree Palatial Passenger Trains Are Piled1 Up in Col lision; Farmers and People Near Assist, OVERWORKED EMPLOYE FAILED TO GIVE SIGNAL i i One of Worst Catastrophes in History of Railroad Traffic Occurs From Company Carelessness, 'V MOKNINfl JOURNAL IMCAl LIAttO WT Cleveland, Ohio, March 2ft. With a toll of at least thirty persons dead and forty or more, injured, federal and state officials and officials of the railroad company have hegun an in vestigation into the cause which early today led to one of the most disas trous wrecks in the history of the ,i'w 1 oik enirtu sstcm. ii,. .o.. ,-.,;, inninHinir Ttt'nti. tieth Century Limited, west bound, hr.lkeman, A. If dates, with Hrake - the New York Central's palatial flier, man William Plakeny, of the Twentl- anil two sections of No. Kli, known as'eth Century limited, walked back '.O the Chicago-Pittsburgh limited, east! the signal which Hess drove by. They bound, came together in collision all said they found the signal wan near Amherst, Ohio, thirty-seven i i ed, or blocked then." iniles west of Cleveland. , Scenes of confusion followed the iuused bv lHi.imr Towemuin. A slip on the part of a dozing tow-i erman was to blame for according to A. 8. Tngalls, .perintendetit of the New tral. Ingalls, with L. A the wrecK, general sti- York Cell- jitoliinson. general passenger agent of the New j among the first arrivals nnd succeed Y'ork Central, nnd Daniel Mrtane,jed in putting out a fire which start superintendent of motive power of the ; ed in tho wreckage of one of the road, conducted an inquiry into the , coaclies. tragedy on tha part of the road of-) Deny Couo! i Whs steel. ficials. The towermnn's wife had been ill, it was learned, and he had been without sleep on, or off duty practically since Sunday night. Costly in Life and Mint). When the total of dead and Injur ed is finally ascertained, the wreck will surpass, in its cost of life and limb, even the wreck of the Twen tieth Century limited at Mentor in 1904, when the famous train piled into n fremlit on its second trip on the New Y'ork-Chicago twenty-four' hour run. Til,, urnrit tena one of tho worst ihe v...u onfnri-..l Ihn Vie Vru-k central svstem. oense tog oiiscurea c-lcnni u..t hv- th,. first section of .m..ni fc!vtniti Tleiisp foir obsi'iirefl the east hound Pittsburgh-Baltimore- j Oiinait) ii))tio u, - ll" "'h ..--.. . tion of that train to crash into it. a short time later, before signal men could flag it, the fast Twentieth Cen- lur.v limited, west bound. rashed in to the wreckage which had piled UP: on the west bound track. I l-'Uinicrs Assist. ', Daylight had not yet appealed j when the three trains piled up to-j gcthcr. Fi rmers and villagers rush- e,l to the assistance ot me suiciteo ..nu,.,iin. f passengers. The work ot those pinioned under the wreckage i was hampered by darkness and fog. j Ambulances, automobiles and all j kinds of vehicles were rushed from Klyrla and other points. The little morgue at Amherst was soon filled. .Most of the injured were conveyed to i hospitals at Klyria. I The Twentieth Century proceeded ; on its way to Chicago. ) None of the passengers on this train j were injured. , The identified dead are: j Idontilled Dead. AH PAD HKLTAI, theatrical mnnn-j ger, New York. j WALTKIt KASTON, Fast Phlladel-j phia, Pa, ! KAIS1.N OBDAH, Indianapolis, lnd., MALC1NCA HINNOK, Indian Hat'-; bor. I nd. ItKV. Ol'STAFF WAL-Yl, pastor. First Evangelical church, Detroit. ! FUKI) WEAZKIt, Detroit, .Mich. ; J. KISKY, ! J. It. HKAUN, Callipolis, Ohio. D. Fruichtman, Toronto. II. K. AISH, transfer mail man, New! York Central, Olmstead Falls, Ohio, j ! THOMAS l'hil:,.lelnhi:i. Pa ! OYOROI OJINCI, Indianapolis, Intl. KDWARD LKROY, Kast St. Louis. Illinois. .IKNNIE DRKYMM Kit, ClevelamL Ohio. (YIARLKS NELSON, Chkiigo. HRCCK BROMLKY, Hillsville. Pa. Unidentified man, colored Pullman porter, probably H. White. Six other unidentified men and three unidentified women. Plows Into Wreck. Reports generally credited were that the first and second sections of No. Sti were proceeding at i rapid rate and at some points were only a mile or so apart. When the second section crashed into the first section, the Twentieth Century plowed into Che -wreck of the first two trains which bulged over from the parallel tracks and the three were thrown to gether into a mass of debris. The Day in Congress SKXATK, Met at noon. lH.hate began for house army Adjourned at Thursday. on senate substitute reorganization bill. ;",:2S p. m. to noo.n iiorsi:. Met at noon. Miscellaneous bills on the calendar considered. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt con tinued tesliinony on national defens-s before naval committee. Adjourned at ",;3r. p. m. to IOiHO a. m., Thursday. Democratic representatives held caucus at night on proposals for gov ernment manufacture of war muni THE WEATHER WEATH Kit FORIXAST. Denver, March 29. New Mexico: Thursday generally fair west pi rt ion. ruin ami 1 older past portion, Friday fair. LOCAL WEATH KR REPOItr. For twenty-four hours, ending at o i'. in. yesieruay. Maximum temperature, 67 degrees; mliiitn urn. 41 degrees; range, de grees; temperature at B p. m , ;2 de grees; northwest wind; partlv cloudy: trace of rain. CITY BANK CI.KAItlXGS. Yesterday $28, D02.it!). The coaches and the engines of No. Sti were, toppled over and wreckage wc.s piled thirty t et high, were smashed to Junk, coaches were overturned. The Twentieth Century almost unscathed and prof Two cars Fourteen emerged H'dcd on Its westward journey, its passengers uninjured except for a severe slinking up. A heavy fog from Lake Kile had settled down over northern Ohio. This, with the alleged failure of a towcrinan to do his dutv under the rules, was ascribed by some of the rail- I mad officials as the cause of the dis- JSZTtlTS i since Sunday night, his wife being ill and requiring his attention when he was not on duty. When the half dozen investigations already under way are concluded the blame w ill be ftxod. W. F. Chaff, district superintendent of the New York Central lines, said lotia.v . Ifc'iiles Towel nuiii fniiHcxt Wiivk. "The towerman can have nothing to do with the cause of this wreck. The explanation lies between the en- fiOirrin ill Ul III' miiL-R WlHiH H. "Wf) tfsl pH out t hp hi nek- kii'Iih I nvwtni thin ninrnirirr nfinr ih vvreeiii'dH druggist, fur whos(. murder land found it working perfectly. Af- : t er uie wreck, r.ngmcer ness anil nis t collision. Many of the injured, pi.i- i'"'d in the wreckage, called for help I as uninjured pas.sei,Kers, nan ciao, emerged from the sleepers and Joined w ith trainmen in the rescue work, Firemen from Amherst were ..euerai .i-uuiugrr .wm.it, ,n an t ndcrti.ker Examined, ficial statement, said this roach was ; Jo()n s ,,,,,,,. thl. undertaker who a "modern solid steel coach. Passen- j hlu, (,haIXo f jack's funeral and pers and others who were on tnejwho employed Kane a embalmer. scene did not all agree as to the cor- ; W118 examined this afternoon and to- redness of this statement, many con tending the coach was of wooden con struction. Those who disputed the assertion that the coaches were all of solid steel, pointed to the fact that the car in which the fire started the 'death coach'' as they called It torn into small-fragments which ! was burned like tinder. Thu wreck- occurred fihortlv after 3 a. in. and it was near 4 ockm k mh o , Lorn - thin. like oru-nniitert relief work ; j, in no, I it w.as near 4 o clock w ncn wa begun. . g 1 unjJl 1 ilia ill im tour iu in.""'' ' flight were filled with injured IrUn I the wreck anil it was believed gener- j , me whir ii"' i j , " any uie ueain nsi wouui rjo-n, tl..u.c thirty, the first figures aunou need. Hospital trains' were run from Cleveland, Klyrla and Lorraine to the scene of the wreck and physicians and ambulances were rushed from all of j these points. Hundreds of villagers und farmers from Amherst and vicln- Uv did heroic work in caring for the dead, dying and injured. Most ot the dead were mangled beyond recog. j nition. FULL FINDS F New Mexico Senator Insists , , , r. 1 r 1, 1 MEXICAN TROOPS HUNTING VILLA INOUHnS IS beillg UOIie Uyitorney, and also said to represent 1 1 1 1 r Who opinions and feelings" of Mrs. CariailZa tO HUnt UOWnjclara Louise Waite, the young den- Bandit Chief, IIV MON,N JOUAMAL tMOAL LIAIIO Witt) Douglas, Ariz., March 29. Not 200 Carranza. troops remain in the Casas C.randes and C.aleann districts, of Chi huahua according to the statement of Fnited States Senator A. P.. Fall, of New Mexico, who said he had been so Informed 'on good authority. Senator Fall arrived here tniiigh' from Hachita, N. M.. In the course ot an automobile tour on Hu' border. "All the Curranza soldiers might an well be withdrawn for all the good they are doing In aiding our men. They made no attempt to stop Villa when he passed Casas Orandes in broad day ligbt, less than a mile from the garrison," said Senator Kali. "He had no more than :t00 men with him at that time. 1 have it from good au thority that he did not have a great many more than that number when he attacked Columbus." . Senator Fall said that he did not know where the Carranza troops from western Chinuanua nan neen non drawn. Some had gone away via the .Mexican Central railroad, some north and others seemed to have gone home. "There are no two ways of think ing, in mv view. The Inlted States should have the use of the Mexican Northwestern railroad from the Car ranza government without any reser vations." , , Senator Fall scored the adminis tration for its handling of the Mexican ouestion. saying that President Wil son would accept no advice from per sons familiar with Mexico, who un derstood the situation. lie and his party will leave tomor row morning for an inspection of other points along the border to the west of Douglas. He met and talked with a number of local men tonight relative to movements of the defacto Mexican troops in Sonora, the dispo sition of the American soiniers, n" Douglas people feel upon tne siiojeui I of military protection, etc. 1 ALBUQUERQUE, EFFORT HIDE 10 OF JOHN S. PEGK Story Is That Oliver Kane Was Paid $18,400 to Swear He Used Arsenic in Preparing Corpse for Burial, 'FRIEND' OF WAITE WANTS TO SEE HIM Attorney Puts No Faith in Den tist's Story of Dual Person ality Being Responsible for Crime, I iky mornino journal trrciAL LCAaefi wire I New Yolk, March 29. District At torney Kdward Swatui centered his efforts tonight upon locating Eugene ohVf,r R wh() embalmed ,ho b(,(V Hap- his son-in-law. lr. Arthur Warren aito, , is unoer arrest nere. iviuie s itrrcsi i has been ordered on the charge of conspiring to commit a crime. Waite ijs by .Mr. Swann to have asserted What Kan'e acce)te,i $,I0 In cash and 'a check of $!),4lit) as part payment of j $25, null he was to be paid for swear- in"; that he used arsenic in embalni- arsenic in embalm-I ; in w Peck's body. This arrangement, Unite said, according to the district aitorney, was tnane alter an auiopsy on I'eik's body disclosed the iircs ence ul !, Imi-gi. Hioinlitv- of arsenic. Walte, In statements made to the ills-; j 1 rift attorney and others, is said t have confessed not only of poisoning Peck but placing germs of virulent .diseases in the food of Mrs. I'eck. : w ho died at Walte's apartment ! w eeks before her husband. "ix! j night al the district attorney's office Toiler reiterated denials that he had any part in the alleged negotiations between Kane and Waite except to send Kane to the donltst's apartment where Waite resided to know the formula, of the embalming fluid used; HI EMBALMEH 10 on Peck's body. He did admit, how-lgonne the French have blown up (icr ever, that he received a letter from' man justs and bid ween the nise and Waite asking him and Kane not to,isno have deposed Herman convoys liim iiu V:iili. Iielieve.t , l' " t,,,",M ; - - - telephone wil e had I n tapped aho telling him he need not worry i Kune embalmed the body ( f Mi's, j Kathcrlne Adams in the famou Mol-; IhX'aux case and Potter was the tin-: ,, ... k h ..,,,,.,, ,n ,,,. ,,f I William M. Kice, for whose death I Albert T. Patrick was tried. ; "Filend" Waits to See Unite. j Ineffectual efforts were mad bv ! Mis. Margaret Weaver Horton, YVulte's friend, who has been closely! questioned by the district attorney, I to obtain permission to visit Waite at itellcvue hospital Her attorney, itaroiit hpieinerg, intimated that if ! neither he nor Mrs. Morton is allowed J to see Waite tomorrow, he will take ! some action. Mrs. Horton, in a letter ! to Waite, today expressed her sym- i it.ntbv 1,11,1 p.tnfiil.MWi' in bis innocence I Walter U. Drew, attorney for Walte, ! ' in exiilainiiig his client's story of a I double personality told to the district (attorney and his assistants last night, I said that Waite was "stringing" the prosecuting attorney. No Aid for Murderer, F.mphalic denial of reports that fi nancial or other assistance had been or would be given by them to Dr. Waite, was contained in a statement issued by the member of the Peck family after .1 conference liel'e In.l.'tv. , Tha statement was signed by ned by Missj'" Catherine i'eck, sister ot John i.. j Peck, Percy S. Peck, sis son, Mrs. percy p. reck, wauer wrew, uieir 1 tisi s wiie. The essertion is made that Miss Peck assisted in financing the inves tigation tiy private detectives which preceded that of the district attorney's office. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK; CREW SAVED ItY MONSINO JOURNAL trtCIAL LtAWIO Wtftl London, March 2!) T:;!0 p. m.) The liritish steamer Uivinia Wesloll has I.'en sunk. Her crew was saved. The Ijiivaniu Wcstoll was a vessel of ,131 tons. .WOTIIKll VKSSKI. SI.NT TO IKKPro.M ItY TOKPKIH) London, March 29 O:"0 p. 111.) "The liritish steamer Kilbride was sunk by an enemy submarine March I," says an announcement made by Llovd's this evening. The Kilbride was a vessel of 3 tons. M2 Ihm" Shipments on Increase. Denver, March 2!) Three thous and five hundred packages of liquor have reached Denver this month, us against GX2 in February, according to recotds of local express offices, it was announced today. The companies at tributed the increase to depletion of individual stocks laid in prior to Jan uary when prohibition became effec tive. CnrranzJi's lU'lative in 1ni. Sheridan, Wyo., March 2!l. Manuel Ooinez, said to tie a relative of Gen eral Carranza, left here today for the state penitentiary to serve an Inde terminate sentenre for highway rob bery in connection with the theft ot a small amount of money from n countryman. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, FRENCH FORCED 10 YIELD MILE II NEAR FORTS Germans Are Checked Before; More Than Corner of Mal ancourt Village Is Success fully Occupied, RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE INTENSELY ACTIVE OF R I VERDUN Teuton Positions Stormed andjOne Hundred Thousand Pounds!',' Counter-attacks Ate pulsed; Tmks Are Heavily Beaten, Re- Aaain (BT MORNINI JOURNAL tRCCIAk ItAtf O WIAffl The Hermans to the northwest of Vctdun, tn an Infantry attack launch ed with huge effectives, have gained additional ground against the tench north of Malaneoui l and have even penetrated the northwest conn r if the village. The attempts of Die Teutons to carry tbeiV advunce fiyther, how ever, were stopped by the French fire, as also were Itilec "i,i,i.l-ittacks iigainsl the positions lii the Avon u t wood, south of Walancoiirt, wh'.ch previously had been taken from them .. pi-eni-h infantrv ullnck Th.i ,.,,. ...ncl.il ..nion.oniciioi, Miiv ! ,,. U(lvlin(.p of ,jernians north of Malancoiiit was , ver a front of more i t hau a mile. Heavy I'iriK'h (iiihllrc, During the Oerninn offensive on ; Mnlancourt the French heavy Kims I rom the Argonne were directing their fire on the Mnlancourt and Avo- court woods. A heavy bombardment has been in progresM from Avoeoin t northeast-1 eti nis principal nasi- in .Mexico, are ward, a distance of five miles. There j admittedly In a bad way. Almost all has also been a continuation of the j 'he bridges which spanned the nuin sporadic outl-urst of artillery fire toerouH arroyos and gulches, between the the north and east of Verdun. In! two towns have been burned by the ib,. VosL.es mooiiiHins lb.. French hat-I 1'itnds of brigands who have roved teries have been keep ng tip their us ual bombardment of i . imnn organiz ations. ' Mow Cp iriiimii Posts. In mining operations in the A In hiiC with their guns. The lierinans claim ""''that in a handgrciiade encounter they r,.rapturcd from the Ilrilish a mine .niter at Kl Kloi The Ilrilish ile- tnoy. lliUl. conso,(atcd all the ,..,., ..'in,,., m,.,...,, ..7. ' ., . .... inivstnn h uiiij ..... ii. Although a thaw has set In on Russian iront and the livers are flooded and (lie lowlands have been turned into iimrasses. bard fighting between the Hermans and Russians continues from the Dvinsk region southward. Near. Lake Nitrncr, the Cicrinans have been onven out of a wooded sector and their i ounter-at- tacks repulsed by Ihe Russian fire, Gorman trenches have been taken by the Russians in the Oginski canal 1 cgion. The Russians have been on the of- OnNive along the Stiipa river region md the Itcssaiblan front. In the latter region the Russian artillery is very active. Italian Attacks Repulsed. The repulse of vicious Italian at- tacks on the northern slope of Sun Michele and near San Martini) oil the Austro-ltaltali line is clironieied ny Vienna. Austrian airmen have 1 0111 barded Italian railway lines in Venice .x.'.v .......... ...... to Hie central powers against the; air raid made over Salontkt last Alon-j day, in which twenty persons were: killed, Saloniki says ithe Teutons, lost four of the seven machines which j delivered the attack, together with1 their crews. Turks lien leu Again. ; The Turks turned to the offensive motor truck trains as, at least, a sup against the Russians In the coastal! pleinenlary service, sectors of the Caucasus, but the Rus-! The complete absence of any defl sians beat them off with heavy cas-1 nlte news of the pursuit of Villa hit" unities and forced them to retreat. I caused a noticeable slackening of In- The Russian war minister, Oener.il terest In the chase as far as the bnr Polivanoff, who has held office for j der is concerned. It Ih practically uc the last nine months, has retired ae-icepted here that, the bandit has elud cording to an unofficial report fiom'ed his pursuers, at least for the prcs petrograd which adds that lenei al j ". '' 111 ' that no clash between the Chauvaieff, of the war office, has sue. I Villislas and America,, troops can be ,,,,, ,,. , 'expected In the Immediate luture. seeded him. ,:mt Americans who came to Kl nnAMio rnirtvin IM j Paso from Chihuahua City when the bnYAN O rnlLNU IN (Cnited States soldiers crossed the bor- FAVOR OF SINGLE TERMirS. '"hcyT,; r eel tain that all danger of molestation Itr MonNixa journal imoal liaho wimi Washington, March 2!'. Kepresetit rDlvt Itailev of Pennsylvania, one of the close friends of W. J. I'.iyan in Ihe house, introduced B resolution to ikiy to increase the presidential term Ut fiix years with a one term limit. In a statement Mr. liailey said tne uein- 1 ocratic party and President Wilson! had been unjustly criticised in eon-j liection with the single term plahk of the lialtlniore convention platform and pointed out that Mr. Wilson did j not pledge himsen 10 one I'Tin, on, merely was pledged by the convent Ion to the principle. IMMIGRATION BILL SURE TO PASS TODAY l.f MORNING JOURNAL tPCCIAL LIAttO '. Washington. March 211. House lead-! ers said tonitht the Iturnett Immigra tion bill, with Its literacy test and Mongolian exclusion features would I pii.su by ,1111 overwhelming majority when It came to a vote tomorrow. i ponents 'of (he measure conceded de feat, but said they hoped to, effect an adoption of some Important amend ments. The bouse will meet eat lies than usual so a vote mny be reached by night. MARCH 30, 1916," FIRS! TRAIN OF SUPPLIES GOES EL PASO Cat ranza's Consent Relieves Embarrassing Situation for General Pershing in North ern Mexico, LIMITATION PLACED CAUSE OF HARDSHIPS of FotaAe Required Daily for Army; Truck Adequate, Trains Not l MOONINC JOURNAL FirtAI. LrAIIO Kl 1'aso. Tex., tMarch 2!t. The first train bearing supplies to C.eit cl'al I'etshing's tin ops at (he flout will probably leave Juarez sometime i tomorrow, Immediately ,,n receipt ! "f the news from Washington that Cciicral Cai'iaii'.a had permitted the! 'use of the Northwestern railroad fori J the sending of supplies, final prcp-1 nrutions were rushed by the iiuaiier-' i master' department for the for-! j warding of forage, food supplies and' I gasoline. , : The limitations impose,! by (ienerali iCarran.a, confining, shipments to; 'goods sent to concerns in Mexico who) I have coi.iraels with tho expedition-' ,ary force, caused sonic disappoint-' , melit among army officers. It wasi i feared that these restrict Inns, coupled I witii ihe fa.-t that military guards! Mould not accompany the trains.' might seriously hamper the trans mission of an ad plies. tuate stream of sup Mile In Had Wav. The Northwestern lines between J here and I'usas (Irandcs, near which tow n Oeneral Tersblng has cataldish- throngh this country (luring the last couple of years. These bridges have i not been repaired but temporary In, I.uln I., ..., I., 1.1 ,,n In,,,!-, 1 1-laK.I . ....,,,1 i.,.,u I,. 1. . h . u ,u,.ie..u These triu ks cannot stand any very j heavy traffic and make Ihe progress of the trains very slow. j The equipment also of the road Is poor, most of the cars being In need of repairs. At the best of times a train leaving Juarez took eight to eii hours to negotiate the HIS niiles toi ('as. is (Irandcs. At present members' j of the quartet master's llil'f believe I the trip will not be made In less thani twenty-two to twentv-flve hours. ' . 11. .11,... 1....... .L L:..... 1..,. i ... ... . ....... This, however, will be a consider- jable improvement over the time made. j by the motor truck trains operating FROM TO TROOPS TODAY 110m 1. , ,111ml, us. 1 nese trucks iaKciV(l...i o.rs. thirty-one hours to reach Casus Oraiides under the most favorable I conditions, allowing only three hours' for halts and rests. Hut the roads i i from Columbus have been terribly cut up by the constant heavy traffic Whey have been forced to bear, i'oii- tinuoiis sand storms have caused se- " .' ' ""7 rious trouble and trucks are no, able !'"''' luepaied lor some t Hie but the 1.. 1. i,- ih,. ,. (Kin non.wii work has not been authorised.. It load. The troops at the front require; IIIO111IU noiiiiils of "forage 11111I food i daiiv and Ibis iloes not Include Ihe I requirements of the soldiers guarding! might, have led, officers Mild, to re Whe lines of communication or tholpnrtM Hint the hospital was being en I question of gasoline. The gasoline ilaie.1, 'Nothing han.heen Jteaid of problem Is becoming very difficult .-md expensive and Is far from being solved. Large quantities of the rintn Hire required for the motor trucks and j aeroplanes and the ,-imouni needed i Increases steadily. , - Huso iit Columbus, t Permission for the full use of the Northwestern railroad would mean that Ihe border base of Oeneral Per shing's expedition would be shifted from Columbus to Kl Paso. This step, however, will not be taken under the preseiil circumstance and In any event, II is planned to continue the i h.'i(l passed. J. . Hammond, one j of the party, said: "We do not think 1 that Villa will make any advance to j wards Chihuahua. City under the pres ent conditions. As far as the eou- stitutionali.st authorities are concern led they have always been very couil j eons In their dealings with us," Fifty Americans in all cam,, to tills city troui the Interior when Oeneral Pershing's columns started In pursuit of Villa. Ten have now returned lo Mexico. laiterpilsing Merchants. j American business men have b.-at-len the American government In the I attempt to get supplies to General I Pershing's expeditionary forces si ('asas Orandes, by way of the North western railway, it developed hereto night. Major AVilllam Klliott, in charge of the t'nited States quartermaster's depot, si, id he had been informed Hint American merchants at Ihe field has. had succeeded in loads of supplies getting several car shipped south from El Paso. Two weeks ago Major Elliott said r.n American came lip from Casas Orandes and made Inquiries regard ing getting two carloads of foodstuffs and other supplies dispatched to Casas Orandes. This man. It is said, was ready for the approach of the ex peditionary forces and reaped a hur- vest because of his foresight. Three loaded freight cars consult ed to Casas tliaiuli's went over the liver today, dispatched by a local w liolosale firm. MOST SFRIOI s Pltolll I M Di.riviTi iv sirrn. Washington, March 2!'. One if the alin's most serious problems In hunting ! t:t. was solved today when lientral Cairaiiza granted the re newed request of the state depart ment for permission to use the Mex ico North west c i n railroad. Oeneial Carr.tnza leeched the iv. quest this monihig; his answer win in Washington before dark. It was continued In a bliel message troui James 1.. Itoduers. special agent of the t inted States at (Jiieicialo, s ing the head of the facto govern ment agreed to the con, menial use of the line. officials lo re assume I he would be equally prompt In no- j tilling his officers on the bolder and' that ticneral Funstoit iiiIkIiI begin I i-hipmeiit tomorrow. j Although the arinj will proceed tnj use the lailroad on a commercial ba-J sis which is const rued heie as nica'i-j mg tnat all sennv shall be paid tor iit regular rates, the state department will negotiate further with Carran.a to hung about a more complete mi islanding as to lust what he has I to. Today's response is re named as being satisliictory In a measure, hut It is not sufficiently ile! Inile. It may be, loo, (hat in order to assure the arrival and delivery of supplies shipped to points along the line f'icufral Funston will desire to place guafds on the trains. War department olficlals were greatly relieved by the removal of line necessity mr mamiaiiiiug a mo- ; tor truck supply uic v;r desert roa.U ! for a distance f more than 2ll) iiiiIiim. Aside from the railroad problem. (letails of the protocol suggested by tieniqnl t'arran.a remain to be work- Jed out through diplomatic clja nncls. J State department officials, Indicate, however, that there is no reason lor j haste In this connection. Ah was the lease when American troops crossed into Mexico in pursuit of i leronlmo, the Apache outlaw, enrs ago, the formal agreement may not be com- . pleted until the expedition has ac- icans and Mexlcnnn alike over the pon ' compltshed Us purpose an,) returned. :sihh outcome of the railroad .situation lit will serve, however, as the legal apparently has been diNMlputod. I basis for the adjustment of all claims ' Mexican Soldiers on fiuard. arising out of toe use ot American ! troops to pursue villa in .mcmco me, HKieeioe.u is timo-i - ! sioou io nave anoioer oojeci "CM - irai cairaii7.a is sain to oesne us pei- .,his week, are being distributed he ;fcctl,on as a definite and binding un- tw een Coloiila Morelos, Nacozarl, Cum , ileridanding with Hie I nlted Suites ,lml Moctemiina. Twenty wagon i w hich he can show to his people hi loads of food supplies for the Colonial ; support or his statement that no sov-, Morelos contingent left Agua Prima erelgn rights of his country hav e , today. At rivals report thai the Uomeis , been surrendered or violated. jcolutnti numbered by actual count ap- 1 nero was no military news uiiui) from the border limns. lieiieral or expeditionary col- ; Oeneral P, KIIiib Calles, military gov pershing'a reports to .sriior of Sonoru, has caused the dl'N. I ieneriil li'unston I and It has only dispatches from I been forwarded have been vry brief been tho important the front that have 1o the war depart- meiit. officials viewed with satis- -fifOim. howrv press; reports saying that American troopers were press- ing close on the bandit's heels. No olflccr here would bastard an opinion as to how long the chase might take. Uu-klng knowledge of local conditions or tieiieral Pershing's plans I hey satd it was Impossible M predict when or where II might end. Medical officers were Inclined discredit reports of extensive sick-; ing down the aerial wires home on ness among the troops at the front. !a high pole. An hour's work will The region in which they are operal--repair it. lug is described as healthy and the! ( icneiii I Calles received the informa ineii of the expedition are thoroughly j tion from llertnoslllo today that the acclimated. No reports of casus lib's ; Creston Colorado Mining company had i ur epidemics live been received be - the terse message today saving that a Hooper of the Tenth eavalrv had died as a result of injuries re ceived in a train wreck. Oeneral Funston has not asked for iinv extension ot ins base nospnai ta clinics. Plans for additional wards 1 ,'.... .1... v. II, .1 ... t!liUL- t, ...... was said that remodelling of barracks at the fort might, be in progress dui- ing the absence of troops. This ! heavy movement of sick or Injured i men Id Fort lillsf. 'A, slate department summary of I dispatches today reported quiet districts heard from- There twenty Americans in Durango iii all ! are and ' ten more in the outlying districts of that region. "All are reported to be well," the statement said. There arc elghlecn Americans in the Saltillo districts i where railway communication is 1.1 ill. 1-1.1 Kill. 11 l. I'.- ! diii plant in operation. "Oeneral Tievino returned to Tor- icon on March L'li," the statement ad- (led, "and it is reported that lie will; institute an energetic campalgiii iigainsl the lawless element 111 the Laguna region." 1 BRITISH TAKE OVER PART OF FRENCH LINE' i IBV HORNIN4 JOURNAL RPCC.AL IIARIO WIRfl j London, .March 2H i7.il.", p. in.)--' The 'official communications having1 revealed the tact thai the liritish j llglll of armies have taken over ii I the line previously In French," says Renter's Id bv Hie, sponilellt I l- t iillee, ' I efefelice ; ci.IT at Ihe Riiiisli headquarter.' "I am peimitled to maU to it. "The new- dispositions out with great skill and Ihe result has been the re airied 1 secrecy and ' release of: were maiii-i hu ge French forces vv h foslly of great value in atn.ther area. At present the Itntish arc r bh holding something liKe o,,e-fo,t, of the entire line of the western f rout, extemlillg In all ii,,i.,'.,ke,i h.w. I'.'o 11 1 I he Yser to the Sommc "Although the hour of the I'.rilish army may be iit hand, it is lint yet. believe the Nor is there any reason to Germans will succeed h; their at-1 til, ks on erdiin in upsetting Ihe pre - arranged strategy of the great coming offensive." Piiscengi'is Witness lr Itallle. Halifax. N I get s arriving S., March -'.. Passer,-' ere today on the steam-' ship Aiiduiiia told of having witnessed 11 thrilling air battle between German air raiders and a number of ritish aeroplanes when the Andania was passing Deal, England. ne of the German planes, they said, flow directly over the steamship. The initial, la con tinued on her course with opposing flecls still battling In the clouds. I nlly by Can-tar or Mull, cno Montb. Single Cople. 64 FEELING ALONG i! OPTIMISTIC IN Mexican Soldiers Are Dis tributed at Strategic Points to Keep Down Disturbances, . Danger of AMERICANS SAFE FROM MOLESTATION ns tommit ees in Ari zona and New Mexico Towns Close to Line Arm for Defense, j miwu vmn mem unit mni , Douglas. Arlx., Mar'h 2l morrt i(,ljmjf(lil. , , ,, .... ,, , .. .. 1 u,Mu "'' American pilnltlvtt "M','hl i'1)! crossed ihe Chihuahua hor- der With orders to kill or capture Villa : w as in evidence on both HidH of thu ,rder this afternoon, following- re- celpt of the news that Ventistlnno Car. , rana, de facto president of Mexico, had given permission for tho nassngo ; of food supplies for the expedltlonury : force. The undercurrent of alarm which has been evident amonir Amer i .Mexican i:onul Ive tl. Lelevler un hiouncetl today thut the column of 4n() , uvn,.y m,.r General Atnulto . l,,i,t,,v u'li,. urrlfA,! llar,,i..llA proximately twelve hundred men. I mailt ling of the wireless plants In Nacozarl and Oannnea, owned by and j operated by the Mocte.iiitm Copper teompany and the Camineii 'onsoli. dated Copper company. Conutil Ijdevlur said this wm done ).V the military in order to enforce ;he strict cetiHorship established by- , Calles two weeks ugo. , ( No Violation of CcnsorslHp. ( There was no evidence that the colli, piuiles had violated the censorship or ' intended to do so, the move being i purely pri cautionary. The Nacozarl to 1 wireless plant was dismantled by tak- i resumed operations ul Its mines in !i.n oitti .1110 ami viinas jticihs. iney (are working under the same plan us ithat adopted at NacoKati all labor and 'department heads being Mexican cil liZeiiH, and ijo foreigners In either of I the camps. " t.enerai 1 atics recently issued mi order to the-company to resume work, stating as an alternative that he would operate the mines under state direc tion. There are fourteen hundred em. ploves In Ui Colorado and six hull. '"! hi Mbi" Prletns. Americans Are Safe. The guarantees of absolute safety given by Oeneral Calles to Amei leans and other foreign residents of the stale became known today when ar rivals from the south stated that tho Sonora governor had told all com pany managers that in the event of international complications leading to wnrriire tie would guarantee tne lives and personal safety of all the people land a military escort to the border. IIi further promised to execute any I soldier or civilian w ho gratuitously In 'stilled a foreigner. Heiniosillo stal-d today, that General Sevei iano Tula mantes with one thou sand infantry had sailed from Mm.ii : -; . it! 1 1 for Mazatluu In tho state ot' Sinalna, on the steamer llonita. They w- entrain at Maziitlan for the Yaqul valley in Sonora to engage in the In dian campaign. I Defense Precautions. H. A Looinis, a mining man of Firt Paradise. Arizona, seventy-five miles northeasl of Douglas in the Chirlca mountains, gave the details of the formation of home guards there and at San Simon, Ariz., P.oilero, N M , and other small settlements In eaat ,1 n Arizona and western New Mexico. A complete list of all arms and am munition 111 the. district was first pro. cured Committees then Wailed upon nil Mexican residents who were told 111 a friendly manner that every guar, antee of safety, both as to life and property, would be given thorn, no ! matter what the relations of their re- speciive governments might become. They wire inforintd. . however, that they must not bear arms and that to .1 1.1 I.. ..).. L..l 1 u ....... I 1... I' " " "oun, , ,.,e.r ...... .ru.au. i l';-''" ' '' the Americans. r" "'"' r ,h j 'mmit tee went a step further dis- 1 o . 1 1 1 g un .iit-Mi.tnM ont giioir inc. o , 1 eci ipts for their .veapons. which will I '"' 'eun neo wnen normal coniiiuotis ")"' "" I Wants Vindication. 1 1. A. Richardson. 11 local attorney. 1 w hose recent telegram to Cnited States -sciiiitor Henry F. Ashtirst alleged that a huge Mexican force was threat- f iling Douglas nnd asked that better ! protection be afforded the city by tho troops stationed here, announced his ,-a ndidaev for mayor today. His plat- form will lo better protection for Douglas and a square deal." Mr. Richardson's telegram aroused a storm of protests here, the mayor. C. o. Ellis the Douglas chamber of commerce and mines anil other organ iz4itlons and individuals jmblicly de nounclng it. The primary will be held April 23. BORDER BECOMES BOTH tions.