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CITY EDITION Hi' THIIM V-SKVENTH YEAK. vol.. I- SIXTEEN PAGES ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SUNDAY, APRIL 9, Tm. SIXTEEN PAGES I Hilly by Currier or Mull, OfW ii Month. Single, Cli, b4 D PLIES I m CITY EDITION nil OF VILLA 1 1 AMERICANS Oil THRCK OF VILLA: NO WITHDRAWAL GOMTEM PLATED Secretary of War Baker De nies Report That Pershing's Forces Are to Be Recalled Across Boundary Line, PURSUIT OF BANDITS MAKING PROGRESS Lansing Declares Again That No Intimation Has Come From Carranza That Expe dition Should Back Track, mi MOHN1NO JOUftNAL PCIAL Ll0 M Washington, April K Secretary linker, infornially denying today that immediate withdrawal from Mexico of the American expeditionary force wan contemplated, indicated that the war department had information that the United States troopers were close upon Vtlla'H trail and that, the expe- ii.: o...r ,ie(.io,iliul, th,. mil'. union ookoi .-"vi c. .i t i pose for WHICH 11 was seni a-crona "k border. "The object of the expedition Wa? stated when It was undertaken." Maid Secretary Uaher. "U has never been changed- o other orders have been Slven, and the expedition is busily pursuing it now with what I hope Is a fair chance of early success." No llasL for Itoport. Deports that preparations for with drawal were under way were declar ed by Mr. Maker to have "absolutely no buBis of any kind." All Hie war department' plans for .. ur-t!ilU4t th. chase w-re ijot"'f, for ward actively," tie uociareu, an uiu-.--being placed only today for fifteen KHsoliiie-carryinK motor trucks for General Pershing's campaign. The American forces were "pushing iihe.nl," he said, but gave no details of the operations. To Break Up Hands. 1'uhlicution today of the test of the original army order to cross the bor " der a month ago revealed that n" specitie direction to capture or Ki" Villa was included. The order made public by Major General Scott, chief of staff, stated that, the work of tho United tfta'es troops would "b garded finislit-d ns soon an Villas hand or 1,-snds tire known to be brok en up," and thut the Americans would withdraw "as soon an the de factn xovernnierit of Mexico is able to re lievn them of this work." It was recalled that on the day the troops crossed the border Secretary linker said their object was to "cap ture or dlsperso" the bandits w'li" raided Columbus. No riiHiuest I-Yom CiUTuiio. Secretary Iunslug ulso Issued a ftatenient today saying ho knew of no intention to withdraw the troops. He also said no intimation had ronie from the Carranza government that e'e fac to government officials thought Gcn ernl Pershing had accomplished hi? mission and should return to United States territory., It was stated officially today that Oneral Ftinston's orders were broad enough to include dealing personal!; with Villa in case he should he encountered- Satisfaction with the transportation svslem was itidhated at the war and state departments today. M'ith prl vat, shippers getting suppiies, ulti inately available to the American troops, through on the Mexican rail ways, Secretary Lansing believes the railway situation has ceased to be a factor. Secretary Laker, who was nt the war department until late tonight, seemed even more optimistic after reading the. evening's dispatches from the border. He gave out none of the information transmitted 1V General Funston, hut indicated strongly that his hope for an early capture of Villa had been increased by the dispatches. ITXSTOX DOFSVT THIXK VILLA'S UAXDS ISHOKKN Kan Antonio. Tex., April 8. Grati fication was expressed at General r-'iinsion's headquarters today when it was learned that Secretary Lansing and Secretary Laker flatly denied that the government was contemplat ing the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico. General Funs ton does not regard the task set be.- lly Day in Congress ' - et SKXATK. Met at 11 a. m. Hesumed debate on armv reorgani sation bill. Agreement reached to vote Tuesday on free sugar repeal and April Is on army bill. I'assea $18,0011.000 annual loglsla t vs. excutiv aud judicial appropria tion bill. , Uec-.sseil Ht 4:35 p. m. to 11 a. in. Monday. lKtt'MK. "let at 11 a. m. I'iver an.J harbors appropriation d'U discussion coutinued. ecr(lary P-akor of the war depuit ""nt appeared before the military suD-coniroittec. Adjourned at S:3 p. m. to 11 Monday. iu. THE WEATHER WKATIIFK FOKECA8T. Denver, April 8. New Mexico: Sunday and .Monday fair and warmer. CITY BANK CI.EAIUXGS. Yesterday J73.SKb.74. Clearings for the Week. t45,XfiB.42. fore him of "breaking up Villa's band or bands" as accomplished- The net result of iho three week's campaign against Villa Is a killing of a. few more than l",o of Villa's men and the extension of a line of Amer ican troops approximately 400 miles Into Mexico. Villa's uragnization re mains intact so far as army officers here know. He has divided it Into smaller units and one of these was attacked and defeated ut Guerrero but there is evidence that the fugitive chieftain, although perhaps wounded and possibly traveling on a stretc her, Is yet directing in a general way their movements. Instead of .anticipating an early withdrawal of the troops, General Funston has planned to stimulate tho chase in every way possible and in order to do this has daily watched for advices from Washington that Carranza had nt last made it possible to use without restraint at least one of the railroads extending south- Fail ure to jjet this right, however. anJ. realization of tho impracticability of j maintaining- the -100-mile line from Columbus to the extreme front below I Kutevo, caused General Funston and j his staff to consider seriously the es- I tablishnicnt of a new base at some point on the border nearer the field of operations, perhaps Ojinuga, and trorn there the running south of a line of communication. Unofficially it was intimated that such a change of base would bo suggested to th.i war department unless permission I to use the railways was granted. Little of what was transpiring south of Chihuahua was known at; ccnerai v unsion a ncatuiuarrers iu - nay, nut no uneasiness was ui!-piu.eu anil increased confident-, was mnlli - f.,l Thi, ,,! .. . not duo ' - --- uitMv,.tv,o,. i., ,h. i.,i ,r tivii th.. ... . .. Americans would lv- unable to over- take Villa, but to the co-opeiaiion or Carranzu's forces, who were reported officially by agents of the Mexican government to have occupied strategic positions in the path Villa was re ported to be following, if the thous ands of men Carruwsa claimed to )mv scattered through the territory ! in front of Villa -fan check' him in ll.to fliah tn 111 .-niltl, i:n,.rill Pnr- shing's troops, It was believed here, might do their part in brining him to a stand. Pershing was officially re ported to have left his temporary headquarters on the San Geroniino ranch and gone southwards towards Satcvo, south of which the greater part of the Tenth cavalry ts opcrut- inc. Col. AV. C. Urown. at the head of .i,- th"So troops, was known to be search- jng-every trail and investigating every f j-tory as to tho whereabouts of Villu I,,,. n followers. Supporting forces (have hf-en moved forward along the re-Jjine of commtinications and in the event of an .engagement, reinforce ments could be sent forward without great loss of time. From Columbus to Satevo, General Pershing is known to have main tained a compact military organiza tion and the only regret at head quarters has ben the inability to supply his column adequately for tho maintenu nee of so many men along the roundabout route from Columbus. Trailer.'! were Put In service behind the automobile trucks today in an ef fort to increase the volume of sup plies demanded by 6, not) horses and muk-s and by luor-- than that many men, officers at General Funston's head quarters were greatly interested to day In the report from Torreon that a" conference was to be held tomorrow that might result in the surrender .Monday of Gen. Caniito l'.eyes, who has been leading the most formidable band of Villa men in the vicinity of Torreon. Some - apprehension has been felt that Villa might yet succeed In joining forces with Heyes, thus making much more difficult his cap ture, NEW YORK REPUBLICANS FAVORABLE TO HUGHES. lr MOHKINO JOURNAL IPtCIAU I tAlfO Willi) New York, April s. Responding to , pleas that a crisis confronts both tne republican party and the country, and that tho national situation ought to take precedence over factional dis putes, the newly elected republican state committee at a meeting here to rl.iv tn effect oruanization. re-elected i, rb.-iirniiin Frederick T. Tanner of this city. The result was regarded by the chairman's friends as adding strength to the movement favoring Supreme Court Justice Charles K. Hughes for the presidency and toward n re.nomination for Governor Charles S. Whitman. No candidate for president was mentioned, cither by speakers or in resolution adopted after Mr. Tanner's I return. This memorial urged the nomina ltion of a "tried republican, in whose record und character tne nation can ly as a guarantee for wise states manship in tho management of for eign and domestic affairs. .Mr. Tanner later indicated tnar per sonally he was opposed to Theodore Koosevelt, but he would not make known n preference between Justice Hughes and F.lilui Root, "lie must be a real republican," the chairman said, "lie must be a republican, enrolled as a republican, who has been In the party for a number of years. 1 hope that only a republican will be nomi nated." IYancis Sails for Kuiq. April S. David New York, April 8. David K. Francis, of St. Louis, newly appointed amhassndor to Russia, sailed today to his new post on the steamer Oscar II for Copenhagen. Mr. Francis said that Fred M. Dearlntf or coiiimma, Mo., will tie tho first secretary or m' legation, and the staff already there will be rcDUned. GERMANS SLOWLY BLASTING M DEFENSE LINESI Salient Is Being Furiously At- tacked From Two Sides and Important Points Are Re-i ported Gained, m i i PARIS REPORTS CLAIM COUNTER SUCCESSES! Russian THROUGH FRENCH Attacks on EasferniCompleted Investigations Show Front Are Repulsed; Aus trian Offensive Drives Back Italians,' W nnNlM JOURNAL lCIL ll'IIID IM I IV MOKNIhll JDURNAL ll'ICIAL LIAItO IHI ! Persistent attempts ty the Germans Berlin, A prll S (via London. 6:10 I to reducer the salient in th" Fi rnch J p, m.) The German government Is j lines northwest of Verdun are result-jnhle to announce thut no German sub I lug in steady progress for the opera- i marine or warship was responsible ill, ill. Attacks are lienor driv-n home fur the exnlosion which ibimitired the ,, 1loth si(1,, flf llle lii-rit. tit the. ' northern angle of which lies the Ml i.,B, pf Jietilncourt, but iiore panic nlaily on the western edge in the vi citiity of Haurnurt. Take Two Strong' 1'oruir 1 t4.. ,. reports the capture of strong points of support to the south !., n , ... I . r. i"":.: ' ' ' who ocrniii i nanus, an enure rieiicn ........ ' . ... ,.i..-.!ii.'!i itii'iii; a iii'in in hum r iikiii milt ai)(1 a (,urter coming into Teti- tonl , ,.ssessloii. i'aris has admitted German advances here, hut declares that on lh opposite side of the sali ent, the advantage in the recent fight ing has been with the French. The German activity in the Verdun region is confined almost entirely to this op eration, although the artillery lji oth er sectors around the fortress is be-in- Intermittently employed, Kussiiin Attacks llcpulscd, On tho eastern front there have ibc-n no operations of major import ance, so far as the official reports show. The Russians apparently arc limiting their activity ut present for the most part in the 1-ilc- Narocx re gion, south of Tivinsk, and I'-eilin de clares that such attacks as have been made there were along a narrow front and were easily repulsed. Violent fighting is taking place on the Austro-Ttalian front, the Aus trianH being on the aggressive In sev eral sectors and reporting considera ble successes with, the capture of numerous persons. Austrian Aeroplanes Lost, Three Austrian aeroplanes whi, h were part of a squadron which raid ed railway stations back of the hos tile lilies, failed to return (o their base and apparently have fallen vie-, tings to the Italians. Several additional vessels have been ! sunk in the course of the German submarine campaign and Pari. offi cially announces the sinking of an Austrian transport in tlv.- Adriatic, by a French submarine. JTAI.IAX lilOI'OKTS TI LL OF MlXOIt i;X;.GKAIIXTS Come. April H (via London, pril II. 2AW a. in.) The official commu nication given out. today roads us fol lows: "Along the entire front there has been artillery activity and minor ac tions. Ill the Cristallo r.one the en emy concentrated the. fire of num erous batteries of all calibres on po sitions recently occupied by us on Pauchkofel. In order not to expose mir troops to useless losses, our most advanced line there was evacuated in good order. "In the Carnla. region we repulsed a. small attack in the direction of Vnlgraiide our artillery dispersed enemy columns marching along the Valentina and Kronhof valleys. A surpriso attack on our positions In the Vodit district of the Monte Nero zone 'was repulsed and a prompt counter-lit tack threw back the enemy In dleorder. Seventy -dx prisoner and a machine gun were left in our hands. in the Geobriu sector on the middle Isonzn un advanced enemy post was surrounded and captured." ENORMOUS DAMAGE TO CROPS IN GAL1CIA (.nH'!ated Vrmt t'orrpoodfiio.) Vienna, March 21 The total dam age caused by the war to property in r.v,, i ,.f l!(iliclii iu fturimutcdi , 1 n n una loin In . rennrt niennredl by the Society of Austrian Architects, dealing with plans for the rebuilding of the destroyed towns and villages In Gnlicia. The report states that nearly 1 00. 000 of the inhabitants of the provinco hnvp, fled to Russia, while 60,000 fam ilies' still remaining behind are home less. of tiSO villages in the war area, 271 are reported more than half destroy ed. In the others there is generally some war damage, but the proportion varies considerably. Altogether it is estimated that 177, 000 business premises, private houses and farm buildings have been com pletely destroyed, to which number must be added about 25.000 public buildings. Assuming thut the cost of reconstructing the buildings will av crase $1,700, the total i cost of this single item In the work of reconstruc tion after the war will b about S50.-, eoo.otio. , SUSSEX DISASTER T BERLIN ASSERTS Reports From Declare None of Kaisers Submarines-, Was in Vicinity When Explosion Occurred, LIKEWISE BLAMELESS AS TO OTHER VESSELS That Teutons Are Not Dis regarding Promises to' the United States, British steamshir) Sussex. I When Germany, on April f. handed Ambassador (Terrird an interim n do replying to the Iniinirit-s of the United CAUSED GERMAN TORPEDO 'Stales froveriiinent regarding the Sus i sex and four other steam, rs, the mat Iter of responsibility was still In doubt ,,.'and the. investigation was still pro- ceedinu'. The German foreign olflee. appreciat Inir t he gib, , ion in the Unit- , . n,.., ,.,,u.,u ..--,nu,,,iii d States over these cases, tiunsmltl ed an interim response declaring the j readiness of llio government, should , the Sussex prove (() have been de I stroyod by a torpilo contrary to the understanding- with the United Slalt s, to make Oil reparation, including the payment of compensation. The Associated Press was authori tatively informed today that the in vesligstion has nw Ticen cor.ipleifd; that all the craft which might possi bly have been Involved in on attack nn the Sussex have reported und thnt from the reports of their command ers it is absolutely certain that the Sussex was not destroyed by a- Ger man torpedo and that Germany is in no wise responsible, for ihe disaster. From the material at hand it will also be possible to reply to the Amer ican inquiries regarding the steamers Fnglishnian, .Manchester Engineer. Fagle Point and Hcrwtndvalc, and es tablish, according- to the German con tention, that no blame attaches to Germany. G1.I5I AX ST XTKM KNT C'dN'TH YDH Ts AlllIM Washington, April s.--German.v's disclaimer of responsibility for the destruction of the channel steamer Sussex surrounds the position of the United States In the present subma rine situation with further difficulties and mnv turn action. If any be taken, ff in tin- Missex case Itseii to ibe m-- cumulation of ships destroyed without warning- since Germany gave ussiir-1 anccs governing the submarine cam - Paign. j Kef ore Hie n-xt step Is take,, the collect ion of evidence intended lot,,n wearied anew by the democratic .prove legally that tlie Sussex wis de-,,H.rtv loin us in four vears of happv stroyed by a Gel-man submarine, will j forget t lug. There Is now every us have to proceed further. Additional miruiiro for th- concord of leader evidence in the form of affidavits and Li,,,, ..,i ,.,r,, M,,,, ir..ml III. there statements gathered by the American embassy in Paris is arriving- on the , steamer SI. Paul due in New Vol k L tomorrow and will be In President! Wilson's hands Monday. The situation will be thoroughly discussed ut Tuesday's cabinet meet ing The United suites was described of ficially tonight as being placed in the position of a Judge of a. court of law. Upon the evidence n decision will be readied and the United States will be absolutely sure thai it stands upon firm ground before rendering one. The final decision will be rendered by President Wilson. It i likely that If drastic action is called for, congress will be consulted. All the evidence thus far obtained Indicutes that the Sussex was torpe doed. There are two weukmases In the case of the' United States ut this time, however. One Is that no Amer ican citizen saw the wake of a tor pedo. The other Is that, while Amer ican naval officers declare that the pieces of metal removed from the hulk are parts of a German torpedo, there is. us far a" known, no conclu sive evidence at this (line that the metal f ragmeiits actually were re moved from tin? Sussex. Offici.il reports regarding the an nouncement of the German govern ment, as cabled to the I. nlted Statu I in press (lispatctics iroin l.crlin, were lacking tonight. Tho press report was accepted ns being true. The news dispatches were laid be- fore President Wilson, upon his re-, turn from his trip down the Potomac, j A number of statements regarding the finding of the metal fragments aboard the Sussex arc understood to have been secured by tho American embassies In Paris ami London. Of ficials are eager to examine their contents. I or.KMw toui'kiio kvi:k M.'.VK l)VT H STi:AMI.K lierhn. April H (by Wireless to Kay ville.) The text of tho German gov ernment's communication to the Lutch government, with regard to the Investigation Into the sinking of the butch steamer Palemhang. Is us fol lows, according to a dispatch from The Hague, given out by the Oversea News Agency today: "The reports of all men-of-war which might come into the question (the Palemhang Incident) have been Americans Assistance Can Be Had At Once , rccelv loll)li d. At in. 1 the time with tile vvh.-n I li.- I'u iicclilent on German luvy 01 bond of t be I ship belonging to the llolghl v csx-l : whs even m tb place where the vessel was -Mink It must, therefore, be eoiislder d Impos sible thai the Pulctnhung was lul un intentionally by a torpedo fired t onanist an cut niv man-id war. 1 A Itotieidam (lis pal. li in the r.i- , I i i" nniigen I i 1 1 1 1 K ' 1 1 on .Moivn ;;u said LOmmanOCrSjlliat. according to evldcnc- gathered I penhiigen I'idit ikeii by the Initch ministry nf nun inc. the Pab inbang Was torpedoed w hile .she w as l.vtng iilunsldc a Pritish ib-sl in) er which was engaged In pit king up mines, and that the Inference was drawn that the Pulcmhnng was sunt, by a submarine which Intended t, destroy the I'.ritish war: hip and mil the liuteb merchantman. ROUGH RIDER HEADS BULL MOOSE DELEGATES HIT MOftNINO JOURNAL PtiCIAL LlAtlD WIMI' ' liisbee, Arix., .pril t'apt. .bibn I'. Green way, ex -rough rider ofi b el and close personal friend of Theodore Uoosevclt, heads the progressive del-; egatlou of six which will represent j Arizona at Chicago In June. The; stale convention met 'and adjourned j today, merely electing ib-legales and (roiiig on r u d for "Americanism, j preparedness and efficiency." j Though several resolutions looking toward an uniinllfie, endorsement of Koosevelt were offered the con-1 vention, the delegation g'o,-H unin- slrueted and it was the expressed I sense of tin- convention that the i members should support Hoosevcll or any good progressive candidate Hum republican and progressive ((inven tions might agree upon. Senator Harding, Who Is to Be Temporary Chairman of Na tional Convention, Sample, of Keynote, Gives lav MOftNINO JOIIftNAL SPrCIAL ICAUC lftf Chicago, April s. Republican lend ers from various sections of the country met tonight at the Apponuit- jtox banquet, of the Hamilton club. Among tne speiiKcrs were M'nuior Waipcn G. Harding of iihlo, named yesterday as temporary chairman of tile republican national convention, Senator I.. V, Sherman of Illinois, presidential candidate, and former Senator 10, .1. I'.ui'kett of Nebraska. Senator Harding, responding to the toast. 'Looking Forward," extolled -.iuil,ltc:i n i..ni Mini I,i-i'i!lcl..i1 ii iiIi.ii.i1v r turn of republican administration, of Ihe disruption of the party, he s, - nd. - " In useless to talk of l'.il-. I md rather forget It and let n. un i ...... .... - , u ,,. ,IMt,t,.,.-,. reudino of the ,.,,,,, .,. i,iL... i Iu.oimcIvcm , w lM,.a r.,it Ii." a ii i-,, ... i.- iccin.-u ,..i. dress was not formally late c(j "key note," Ills hearers regarded It as al least a peek through the keyhole, In lb( course of bis address the senator said: I "The political situation is un 1 matched in ail our hif-torv. There i. a marked desire for republican restora tion for our industrial sake us when the American people turned hopefully to William AlcKiiiley ,n IMHI, ami there is an anxiety for our nationality not unlike that which sought out Ab raham Lincoln In lSBU. "We believe today In tho very fun damental principles on which the re publican parly made lis matchless conli ihutiou to tb" people's advance ment and the national development, anil we mean to hold (be charier of republicanism inv iolate. "We believe, us col'diallv today us over In our history, in the great -s-scTitiuls of representative democracy and the helpful American policy of tariff protection, and we can see therein more than ihe promise of party success. "Political whims will come and go, eminent personalities will ever have their Influence, but nothing changes political principles in their great senlials. Sometimes (bey arc soured, but m for long." ,-s-oh- Assorting' thut the tariff will ho the gnat ls-.ii,. puign, the speak in the cr adde commix catii 1: "There will be more spectai ular Is sues, th -re will be the patriotic ap peal for preparedness, with republi cans committed to nn udeijiiule pro gram for national defense. "One is reluctant to criticize the administration In its foreign policy at n time, of anxiety like the present day. I hud rather present a united from to the world even at the sacrifice of some notions of my own than convey th Impression of a divided people. "We lire pursuing A'illa and his robber band and the nation approves, but hud the Wilson mlminlslriitloti omitted ll needless meddling In Mex ico which included the eiicuiir.'ige-mi-nt of both Carrnn.H and Villa, this pursuit Would have been unnecessary, and opprobrium and insult and the sacrifice of many American lives and much property In Mexico proba bly would bavoj 'been a.voided." appoSIaTToxday is celebrated k. BY REPUBLICANS i 1 l Must Withdraw Unless I IDIMTMIT nnCI nDMQITC ! Ill Ullln.il ULVLLUI HILUlu I i i EXPECTED 1 BORDER AT AIT IlENf, SAYS NEWS i I I MEXICANS ARE PLEASED WITH PUBLICATION OF PURPOSE OF PUNITIVE EXPEDITION General Gavira Says News That Order From War Depart ment Was to Destroy Organized Bandit Forces and Not tc Kill or Capture Outlaw Chief Comes at Opportune Time; Consul Garcia Relieved That Hunt Is Not to Con tinue Indefinitely; Citizens of United States Leaving Southern Republic Tell of Destruction of $2,000,000 Lumber Plant in State of Durango; One of Pershing-s Aviators Lands at Chihuahua City and Is Arrested, but Later Released; Carranza Men Arc Moving Toward Bor der and Near Line of Communication; Declaration of Pol icy of President Watched, for With Undisguised Interest. (By Morning Journal Soccial Leased Witc.) " ". ' , F.I Paso, Te , April 1. -The pur- isiiii of P.inclio ill i hug been brought to a. definite halt, according; to n statement made here I, might by an army officer holding u position of responsibility. "There is no blinking llv facts," he said. "Kveti a layman should he able to uudersliind I hat General IVr shlnir Willi the relatively small num ber of men under bis command, can not maintain lines of communication anywhere from ,'luii to r.nu ini..-s long and nt the same time press the pur suit of ii bandit Into n country where lie is known to have thousands of 'v input bisters if not active support ers. I s,- of Kiiilroads Dssrutlal. "With the fr s- oT the MeMcin rallroiids we could still hope to effect something but apparently there Is no hope of such n concession, al least at present, I cannot m;c that the armv cm do an.vthing mor- until Ihe rail road problem ix M-ltlcd In our favor or siil-stii id l;t I reinforcements an- ;-cut to General Pershing. I know nntlilm; about reports tbiil, the withdrawal of i hi- (loops Is contemplated. That. Is u question for Washington to decul-". It Is haidlv nocessii ry for me to say Unit It is a solution which would lie a hitter pill for ns." Sensational licxcliipmciiix I vpii (oil. The border I In Ihe slain tonight of ii man holding his breath in anticipa tion of som" great and Imminent event. Statements from Mexican of. ficlals bete and In .liiui'ez, coupled Willi the dispatches from Washington, lire accepted ,,n Hit i mutlons that a speedy and sensational deV"lopim-ut In the situation Is coining. In conned ion with thin feeling, re ports conl iniie I,, come from a dozen different sources of Ihe concentration of Cairaii.a Iroops near (bo binder. These reports come in n-h a manner that they cannot be Ignored and it is known Hint they have been forward ed to Washington as credible, f'ai'rnii.a Troops Gather. For over n week It bus been Miown bete that additional troops were on tlidr way to .Inure, and that General Gavira, I lie present commander In the Mexican town, was to be superseded. A statement from Mi-yinm sources to nighl declared positively that General Oavliit bad i-i c m il orders to pro ceed in ('.asas Gramlcs lo take a field command and that be would be suc ceeded by Gen, pelroiiillo Hernandez. General Hernandez was said to be al ready on bis way, having entrained ut Villa. Ahumuda with 3,000 men. VII :i AhuiuadM is half way between Juarez ami Chihuahua Cilv. American I'litnt Destroyed. A train which arrived here from Chihuahua city Willi several Ameri cans, including two women, brought a Oory of the burning of the million dollar plant of the lmr.iiuio Lumber company, an American cone.' in near Diirnnco City. The plant Was said to have been dCMtjoyed by Vlllist.is un der the AirletM brothers, n. pair who are earnest rivals with Canuio Kev er ror the title of premier bandits in th territory about Torreon and North Diirant'o. Passenger., on this tram said they liini heel) told this story in Chihuahua City by Americans arriving from the south They also said that one of the American aviators who had landed near Chihuahua City early V sterdaj was arrested by the Carramsn author ities, but was later release, on tho rein-sentiiIlons of Consul Letcher. Stntcmcnt of Order. The fact Hist the v,ur department's orders to tho punitive expedition, us made public today, contain no refer ence to the ''kill or capture" of Villa and slate thut the object of the pur suit will he accomplished when Vil-j la's band or bauds are broken up, HI EL PASO SOURCES SI was received with undisguised .I''h. rxlcrfn officials in Juureaj ure bv the M, and 101 Paso. "This news conies at an opportuno lime," commented General Giivlru, at bis Juarez headquarters. "evidently, the killing' or rnpture of Villa is considered merely Inciden tal to Ihe pursuit," was the observa tion of Consul Garcia. "This an nouncement puts a different aspect on the situation. It means that tho United Slates troops will not consider it necessary lo pursue Villa to the end of the earth or to keep up the hunt Indefinitely after their object of smashing Villa as a military power has been accomplished." PliK-allng the IVopIo, Placards headed "liuporlunt Tele gram" have been posted conspicuous ly in Juarez at tho order of General Gavira, containing Iho extract from Ibe treaty of 1.S4X, made between the Untied States siul Mexico, providing: for the, arbitration of disputes. It sliiles that the first chief hud coin tiiunlcuti'd this extract to the Mexican ambassador In Wushingou. It is Bald thai the object of the placards iu to allay war Illinois uinong the people. VllligltiH were reported lu the neigh borhood of Satcvo hy General Gutler reK, commanding' nt Chihuahua, in .a telegram today to General Gavira. lb said that Gcnernls unziiii, Garza and Miildoiiado were advancing against the tear guard, right and left flunks, respectively. Prisoners Confess I'lot, An olfii-iul of the di fucto goveru meiil said today that five men, now prisoners in Juurez, are being held an the local louder f tho frustrated plot to capture thnt town, while tho instigator of the whole affair If ft wealthy Mexican, now a refugee in Texas. The rent of tht prisoner, he said, ware merely tools. Tho five leaders have i-oiifoftsed In the liopo of leniency. Tho plot according (o these con fessions, was aimed nt Americans. Tnirincf the band concert In the plait lust Sunday evening, which it. was safe lo surmise would be attended by all cl.'is.n's, including the iioldiCM off doty, the conspirators - intended t- "pen fire on all Americana in slfrht ami immediately ruflh the barrack arid srlste the arms. They were thun to attack the American patrols at th international bridge and other points. Their object was s.iid to tie not so much to ovei throw llio Carranr.lstsa as to forc AmerteHn Intervention which tli,. conspirators believed would end the Carranza reign and restore peine with guarantees of security for properly, including tho yrcnt estates, now co ii fiscal ed- Som,. apprehension was felt by the people of Juarez today by a report circulated among them by supp"sedly Vlllista svmpathizrrs that President Wilson Intended to take the Mexican railways by foive if permission for their use were refused bv Carranza. CROPS INUNDATED BY BREAK IN LEVEE .V MOftNINa JOURNAL gPCCIAL t,rAf 0 W1S1 Little Hock, Ark.. April S. Hun dreds of acres of growing crops wer Inundated to-)iy ly the breaking ot th Red river hveo three miles ubov Uarland City. Ark. .Swollen by heavy ruins, the river Is still rising and it is predicted that it will reach a. stage of 31 feet or more near Uarland City within tint next five days. AH the lowlands in that Vicinity probably will be fkod4.