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Villa and His Bandits Flee Without Making Resistance Ahead of U. S. Troops
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXV— Xo. 61 COLUMNS OF TROOPS JOIN NEAR AMERICAN COLONY IN MEXICO Flying Squadron and Main Force Meet and Establish Camp Outside of Casas Grandes, Dispelling Fears of Disputes With Constitutional Authorities Over Oc cupation of City AT LEAST SIOO,OOO IS NOW AVAILABLE IN REWARDS FOR CAPTURE OF BANDIT American Who Gets Through Lines Says That Troops in Their Rapid Progress Southward Are Menaced by Highwaymen Who Operate in Groups and Are Apt to Strike at Lines of Communication El Paso, Tex., March 18.—American cavalrymen pursuing Francisco Villa were camped at dawn to-day at Colonia Dublan, one of the environs of Casas Grandes. They arrived in the night. Through Colonia Dublan runs the mad to the Galeana district, twenty-five miles southeast, where Villa was last definitely report ed. The news of the encampment at Colonia Dnlilan dispelled fears of any disputes with Constitutional authorities over what po sition the American troops should occupy at Casas Grandes. Mormon scouts dashed into Col- : ouia Dublan last night with the news t hat the Americans were near. The column which was first into this im portant American settlement was said lo be the cavalry from Hachita. Dispatches direct from Mexico, and the official announcement from Major- General Funston, made it evident to day that the two American columns, one from Columbus, X. M., under General Pershing, and the other from j Hachita, X. M.. under Colonel Dodd. ] bad gotten into close communication with each other and probably had j formed an actual junction when a lit tle more than half way on the route ] to Casas Grandes. Strategy of Dasli Something of the strategy of the <lash on Villa's trail also was revealed.; The Hachita column made its start; from San Bernardino ranch, which is j about the size of a large county, where I 0 the State of Xew Mexico extends some forty miles south of the general east j and west line of the Ameican border, j By using this American territory for i the first part of their advance from j Hachita, the flying cavalry command of Colonel George Dodd, was able to i strike into Mexico at the shortest _dis- j tance from Casas Grandes, a little j more than sixty miles of march. The main column, under General Pershing, ut Columbus, X. M., start ing from a point considerably farther, north of Casas Grandes, did not go due I south, but apparently veered to the; westward to get into touch with the \ cavalry commands from Hachita. j Reports here that General Per shing's army intended to establish a base at Guzman were discounted in i dispatches that Guzman was still held by Carranza troops and the American columns were marching about 25 miles to the westward. This would put them very close to the route of l he cavalry command of Colonel Dodd. j Guzman is an important constitution- j aiist garrison town about 30 miles south of the point where General Per shing entered Mexico, and by going past it to the west no question of oc cupation was raised. Now South of Gu/.m: - ii A young American, the son of J. F.J Stanford, who arrived here to-day from Guzman, said that early yester day lie was informed that the Amort-; can main column under General Per- i shing already was well to the south | and west of Guzman. Some Ameri cans left Guzman for the west, he said, i to see the American troops. One of the real menaces which the I Americans in their rapid progress' southward are continually leaving be hind them in increasing numbers comes from the bandits of no party ! affiliation, who operate singly or in j groups. Several of these highwaymen were located in the mountains in the vicin- j ity of Guzman. When seen yesterday ! they did not offer to attack Ameri cans who were traveling in small groups, but as the lines of military communication stretch out longer, j watchfulness of the American pa-! trols must be constant. Water Plentiful Water has been more plentiful than j expected. There is at least SIOO.OOOI now available in rewards for Pancho ; Villa's capture, $50,000 through Col. Herbert .1. Slocum, commander of the Thirteenth Cavalry, whose command j THE WEATHER For Harris burg and vicinity* Fair and warmer to-night uud Sun day I lowest temperature to-night jiliiiut 150 degree*. For I'Jastern IViius> I vim In : Partly cloudy and not HO cold to-night mid Sunday: moderate, shifting winds, becoming sntitlieust. River The SiiKfiuehiiiina river mid nil it* branches will fall nlouly or re main nearly stntionnry with no material change* In Ice condi tions. V Ntntfc of about 4.5 feet In Indicated for Hnrrlshtirg Sun day morning. t.eneral Condition*! Fair weather liiim prevailed throughout the territory repre sented on the map during the la-st twenty-four hourm, except In Northern Pennsyl vnain, Xew York. Wisconsin und Northern Michigan, where light local su<ms occurred. Pressure In highest over the Middle \tlnntlc States iind lowest over the Southwest. Temperatures were 2 to 18 degrees lower than on Friday morning In the Middle Atlnntle and Xew Hng- Innd States and hi the I pper St. I.awrence Valley, with minimum Meveral degrees below xero In the I ppfr Susquehanna Valley. Temperatures: 8 a. in., 8. Sun: Rises, 6:00 a. m.; sets, 6:16 p. m. Moont Full moon, March 10, 12:27 p. m. River Stage: 4.6 feet above low water mark. Vesterday's Weatker Highest tempera tare, 24. l.owest temperature, 11, Meaa temperature, 22. Aormai temperature, k nv CARRIER n CENTS A WEE IS. SINGLE COPIES » CENTS. repulsed the raid against Columbus. Colonel Slocum's men led the van guard of the main expedition from Columbus into Mexico. Mormons Safe The arrival of the expeditionary troops in tlie vicinity of Casas Grandes was greeted along the border with a sigh of relief insofar as the fate of the 500 American Mormons at Colonia Bubhin and i olonia Morales is con cerned. The soldiers are already south of these settlements and conse quently all fears for the safety of the colonists have been removed. While the expedition has passed peacefully thus far into Mexico and the Carranza officials have shown every indication of both their willing ness and ability to avoid friction, the tension along the Rio Grande has by no means relaved. It is felt that the real test will come when fighting with the Villista bandits actually starts. The lengthening lines of com munication of the Americans, it is pointed, out offer tempting bait for raids, by guerillas. The refugees who throng the border towns are espe cially insistent that the tlrst bloodshed will be the signal for serious trouble. However, thus fat 1 the border is very peaceful. Captain W. D. Green, the night chief of police of El Paso, stated to-day that he had never known the city to be so quiet and free from crime. 3,000 Men Offered to Colors by Pennsylvania Special to the Telegraph Washington, D. C., March 18. Representative L. C. Dyer, of Missouri who was a commander-in-chief of the Spanish War Veterans, offered the services of men who served in the Spanish-American War to President Wilson for service in Mexico, received a telegram from Commander William P. Messinger, of the Pennsylvania camp, saying that three thousand vet erans are ready to join the American forces in Mexico if the necessity arises. < 'ommander Mcssinger's tele gram said: "Pennsylvania can furnish three thousand veterans who are members of 1 lie United Spanish War Veterans for service in Mexico with the colors." The commander of the Illinois de partment informed Mr. Dyer that Illinois can furnish ten thousand men for Mexican service who served in the Spanish War and in the Philippines. California reported live thousand vet erans are available and other States reported as follows: Oregon. 000; Oklahoma, 500; also 200 Indian scouts; Ohio, 3,000; Massa chusetts, 3,000; New York, 3,500; Michigan, 000; Washington, i2O. Action Revives Doubt of Full Co-operation by De Facto Government Sun Antonio, Texas. March 12. General Gavira's reported refusal to permit the American troops pursing Francesco Villa to enter the Mexican town of Casas Grandes revived doubt at Fort Sam Houston to-day of the full co-operation of the de facto govern ment's forces. The announcement of General Ga vira, commandant, at Juarez, that American troops had arrived almost at the ouskirts of Casas Grandes and planned to enter the town during the night was the tlrst news received by Major-General Funston that the puni tive forces had reached that far south. The speed with which the advance [Continued on Page 13.] Mrs. Harriet A. Penney Dies Suddenly in Front of Home at Hummelstown Special to the Telegraph Hummelstown, Pa., March IS.— Stricken with heart trouble at 11.80 o'clock last night while she was re turning home after having spent the evening with the family of County Engineer Clinton M. Hershey, nclgh'- or, Mrs. Harriet A. Penney, mother of Mrs. William H. Earnest, died before she could be gotten into the house. Mrs. Penney was being accompanied to her home by Mr. Hershey and his daughter and she made no outcry as she sank to the pavement. Mrs. Penney was the widow of the late Ernest A. Penney, a Civil War veteran. She was born at Brewer, Maine, September 15. 1851, and came to Hummelstown about twenty-six years ago. For a number of years she had made her home with her only daughter, Mrs. Earnest. Kesides the daughter, she Is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes, of Hun cock, Maine. Funeral services will he held at the Earnest home on Tuesday afternoon, with the tlev. 11. S. Games, pastor of the Hummelstown Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be made in HummeltitvwUi HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1916. QUESTIONING SUPPOSED MEXICAN BANDITS The picture shows three Mexicans arrested at Columbus, X. M., being questioned by the military autliorit shortly after this picture was taken and after the Mexicans had been released, two of them were found, shot dead the outskirts of the town. PRESIDENT'S OWN MILITARY BILL IS NOW IN CONGRESS Both Sides Eager to Know if Measure Carries Out His Recommendations I" > ' By Associated Press 1 Washington, March IS.—The House military bill is President Wilson's own bill. Chairman Hay,' or the Military I Committee informed the House to-day! 1 when debate on the measure was re- 1 isumed under the ten-hour rule. "I may say," he said in reply to n question, "in broad language that this is the President's bill; that he thor i oughly approves of it." Representative Moore, of Pennsyl- I (Continued on Page 11 Second Section) (Continued on Page 11—2nd Section) ' (Continued on Page 11 —2nd Section) FORTY STEELTON SERBS VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT MEXICO Forms Company and Will Bodyguard Wants to Serve Under American Flag Led by Dushan Jurich, 419 Christian street, a former officer in Kins Peter of Serbia's bodyguard, forty Serbians in Steelton have organized a company and will volunteer in a body for serv ice under the American flag in Mexico if the President should find it. neces sary to call for troops. Jurich, formerly sergeant in King Peter's Seventh Regiment, stationed at Belgrade, Serbia, is in command of the company which has already been formed. Practically all the volunteers formerly saw service in the Balkans i and all have had military training. !, | Just at present the volunteers are j ! drilling in a ha't in Myers street, but j as soon as the weather permits Cap tain Jurieh will put. his soldiers i through their paces on the commons j between the borough and Harrlsburg. : Tbe men will bold themselves in readi- j ness for the first call for volunteers. | "While we are all horn Serbians, we i are now for America," declared Cap- | tain Jurieh this morning. "Vou are hearing a lot about | 'hyphenated Americans' these days, but i we want it understood that we came to the Cnited States because we be lieved it to he the land of the free— the land of real opportunity. • "Wo find it .all that and more, and if necessary to prove our patriotism we are willing to die for our adonted , !and. Tbis big oountrv can lick Mex- j icn. all right," he continued, "but it ' will be a pretty rood scrap whilA it I \ lasto. We want to help. I "Prettv near nil my men fought fori i King Peter when lie needed us and ] now we want to figbt for America." I PiW«i>iirorK fVlpbrates lOOtV An"'vers»*-v With Parade and Speeches By Associated Press ■ Pittsburgh, March IS. —Pittsburgh! I celebrated the one hundredth anni- I versary °f hs incomoration here to-' j day. A parade in which all branches j of the Pennsylvania National Guard, | as well as various civil and semi- i i military organizations Participated, I was reviewed by Governor TJrumbaugh, ! United States Senators Penrose and Oliver. Mayor Armstrong and other! I cltv officials. Tn conneetion with the anniversary j the cornerstone was laid for the joint | | citv hall and count v building which is ; beinir erected oil joining the present ! ! courthouse. A banquet will lie given i to-nitrht by tlio Wester" Pennsylvania i Historical SncWv jt» which Governor "'iiinlmuu'' "n«T "m two Pit-"Svlvanta will be the KUesls o I iionot. ' J JITNEYS MUST GET CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE . Placed on Same Plane as Rail road, Trolley Line or Other Common Carrier Individuals, firms or corporations I operating automobiles or other ve hicles' on '"jitney" .serviot must obtain i certificates of public convenience from ; the State Public. Service OoYnmisKl,,,. ' before they can engage In any public service according to a decision of the commission made public to-day. Com missioner John Monaghan, of Phila- : delphia. who wrote the opinion upon which the order is based, goes into the subject exhaustively. He places the CHAMPERSBURG'S GARBAGE MEN TO MANY MILLS FEEL STRIKE FOR MORE WAR'S INFLUENCE WAGES, SHORT DAY Strife Across the Sea Causes Wheels to Hum in Cum berland Valley WANTED—Men and women skilled in almost any line of in dustry. Good pay and pleasant working conditions in one of the most progressive towns in Penn sylvania. Applications for employ ment received at almost every fac tory. mill or shop office In Cham bersburg, the Queen City of the Cumberland Valley. Chainbersburg, Pa., March 18.-—' In the beginning, it must be said that the above advertisement was not au-: thorized by the manufacturers of Chainbersburg. It is printed, however, with the idea of showing just how busy the Queen City's industries really are and how willing the manufactur ers are to employ skilled labor. Every plant is working to capacity and thou sands of dollars are being paid out weekly In wages. Chainbersburg at j present is in the midst of a great pros- i perity boom, partly due to the war, but the various manufacturers are not afraid that peace will mean a falling off of business. Domestic orders on. hand would keep every industry busy for some time to come and when for eign shipments can be made with less! fear of seizure than at present, busi ness in this Old town will be consider-' ably batter. Then, again, in the case of one Mg industry here, the war has proven a handicap, because of the In ability to safely transport products to neutral countries. Industries' Sternly Growth Chainbersburg has a population of i about 1,1,000 livewire citizens and each ; is doing all he can to boost the town, i The various businesses show improve-' ment year after year and fine com-: parisons can be drawn between the! time each industry was established j and the present. There are knitting mills, woolen mills, silk mills and iron mills aside from the big shops of the Cumberland Valley Railroad com pany. Rapid growth has been noted in (Continued on Page 1 Second Section) j Revolutionaries Joined by 5,000 Regulars Planning to Attack Canton, Report Tokio,- March 18. Advices from | Chinese revolutionary sources State j that five thousand government troops; In Walchow-Fu, province of Kwang- Tung have revolted and joined the! revolutionaries who are planning a ! concerted attack on Canton. Should Canton fall it is expected that Dr. Sun Vat Sen will proceed! there and endeavor to establish an! independent government t BULGARS MARCH AS RUMANIA GETS TROOPS TOGETHER Military Activity in Balkans Indicates New Develop ments B.v Associated Press March IS.—Movements of troops on a large scale in Bulgaria are reported by the 1 lavas correspondent at Bucharest, Rumania, in a dispatch tiled on Wednesday. It is said these operations are so extensive that both passenger and freight traffic have been suspended. In Rumania, the correspondent says passenger travel has been stopped for ten days on the railroad running north Organize "Ashmen's Club" and Demand 30. Per Cent. Increase and 8 Hours Taking advantage of the City Health Bureau's determination to have gar bage and ash collections made regular ily by the Pennsylvania Reduction ! Company, contractor for the work, ! seventy-six employes f the company : served notice this morning that they are on a strike for an increase in i wages. Only forty of the men reported for work this morning, and declared that to-day will be the last they will work until an increase of about ,10 per cent, is given, together with an eight hour day. A formal announcement was signed , by twenty-eight of the men who have ' organized what they call an "Ashmen's ''Cluli," with headquarters in North ■ Seventh street. Increases are de • manded for the foreman, drivers and • helpers on all of the wagons. A meeting of the directors of the tj Reduction Company has been called ■ | by Samuel Gardner, president, to dis , cuss the situation. The demands will ! not be granted, it is believed. Mr. : Gardner declared this morning that 11 every effort will be made to get other r men, and keep some of the wagons in . the streets. 11 Th City Health Department is aid-I . ing in the fight to keep the city clean, i . ! and Dr. J. M. J. Raunick said to-day, • that he has the promise of the Re-1 i ducllon Company that everything pos . sible will be done to have the collec- i I j tlons continued without interruption. Mr. Gardner has already started a search for new men and said that [ any applicants should apply at 1309 ! , North Third street. : i MOTHER OF .MAI D ADAMS . I DIES IN SAM' LAKE CITY , I Salt Lake City, Utah, March 18.— j II Mrs. Anna A. Adams Kiskadden, r mother of Maud Adams, the actress, | died here last night. Mrs. Kiskadden a , was born in a log cabin near Salt Lake" in 184 8. She was an amateur actress while a girl and made her professional , debut in the Salt Theater r.toek company in 18»I5. Mrs. Kiskadden re | tired from the stage eight years ago. JACK ALLEN KILLED Roanoke. Va., March IS. Jack! Allen, brother of Sldna and Floyd Allen, leaders of ihe gang that assassi nated officials of the Carroll eountv j ■ court at 1 Jillsville, was killed last night at the home of Mrs. Birt Martin, seven 11 miles from Mount Airy. N. C. Will i, McCraw, who was with Allen, and who i ! j disappeared immediately after the; . i shot was heard, is being sought. >| RIVERSIDE MEETING The regular monthly meeting of! lithe citizens of Riverside will be held 1 I next Tuesday evening at 8.30 in the i! M. K. church. Several matters of in t (ercst to ull citizens will be lakei* uj>. k WINTER'S ICY GRIP TO BREAK HERE SUNDAY Foreastcr Domain Predicts Tomorrow Will End Long est March Gold Wave SIX ABOVE EAST EVENING Even Down in Florida Frosts Causes Big Losses; Below Zero in New York One of the longest cold waves in March jn the history of the city will probably end to-morrow, according to the forecast. Last night the temperature was six and one-half degrees—or about one degree above the record for the cold est day in the month for 28 years. March 18, 1900, the mercury dropped to 5.4 degrees, the record for the month, since the United States weath er bureau was established in the city. Following the storm early in the week, cold weather set in forcing the mercury far below freezing, and mak (Continued on Page SI Second Section) Five Reported Hurt, One Fatally in Powder Blast By .Associated Press Wilmington, Del., March IS.—One of the mixing houses at the Carney's Point, N. J., plant of the Du Font Powder Company was blown up early to-day. Eleven men were at work in the mill at the time and according to oflieials of the company all escaped injury except one, who was knocked down and slightly hurt in the rush for safety doors. Workmen at tlie plant, however, de clared that live men had been burned, one so seriously that it is feared he will die. The explosion was caused by a spark from a hot bearing on some of the machinery. The mill was only partly destroyed. Four hundred pounds of smokeless powder went up in the blast. WOMAN WINS TEX SIIAVES Special to the Telegraph Seaside Park, X. J., March 18. Mrs. Samuel Tollins won a prize of ten shaves at the pinnochle eucher and dance of the Board of Trade, The prize was given by Charles A. Stults, a barber. DOG WRECKS AUTO AND HURTS MAN £ • Harrisburg, March 18. —When he ran over a dog at Cam-T eron and Hemlock streets, this morning, G. A. McMechen, j driving an auto delivery wagon for Meyer Gross, a butcher, i ( was turned into the path of a rapidly approaching automobile, < ► and a meat wagon. Swinging out of the way to prevent a ! collision with the car, McMechen crashed into a telegraph pole, smashing the front of the machine and slightly injuring! * •himself. DECLARES MEXICAN CRISIS PASSED El Paso, March 18.—General Gavira, Carranza commander » ,at Juarez, in a statement given to the Associated Press, de-? clared that the crisis in the relations between the United f States and Mexico is past and that there is no further need to J fear trouble. <2 9 VILLA 110 MILES SOUTH OF TOOPS El Paso, Tex., March 18.—Francisco Villa is in the neigh- g borhood of Las Cruces, 110 miles south of Casas Grandes ac-& icording to information received to-day by General Gavira, Car-f ranza commander at Juarez. c CARRANZA FORCES MUTINY, IS REPORT Mogales, Ariz., March 18. Trouble in the Constitution- 1 * 'alist garrison at Hermesillo, Mexico, was reported here to-day. | Its nature could not be verified. Among other reports that | was said to be a mutiny. l CREW OF TORPEDOED STEAMER SAVED f London, March 18, 5 P. M.—The steamship Palemban° has been torpedoed. All the members of the crew were saved •*, GENERAL WILLIAM W. STEWARD DEAD * ► Chambersburg, Pa., March 18.—General William Warrer*J I Stewart died at his home here this morning, aged 80 years.* He was a supervising engineer with the Cumberland Valley I Railroad. He served with the Pennsylvania reserves ( the Rebellion and led a charge under Meade's own personal? direction at Gettysburg where he was wounded. He wa;; p Brevetted Adj. General in 1864. He was never married. RIFLE UNDER COUCH COVER KILLS BOY I Easton, Pa., March 18.—Harold Connolly, aged 9, was in- j stantly killed at the home of his chum, Raymond Seas, aged <1 11, at Martins Creek, near here, yesterday afternoon when ( repeating rifle under the covers of a cuch on which the boys £ were looking at a comic paper, discharged, the bullet entering J young Connolly's brain. ° i Philadelphia, March 18.—The Philadelphia Methodist h Conference to-day voted down a proposed amend-i ment to the church constitution which elevated a negro to thcT episcopacy. It is generally known as the "hyphenated bishop" 0 measure. It provides for the election of bishops for particular i races and languages, a negro bishop for the negro race for ex ample. ft NEW YORK RECORD SMASHED New York, March 18. —To-day was the coldest March lf,\ in New York since the local weather bureau was established f in 1871. The temperature at sa. m. stood at 6.6 degrees above ? zero. I FIGHTING IN MEXICO Torreon, Mex., March 18.—Fighting has been in progress 5 since early yesterday between Constitutionalists and Villistas at Canon Chorritos near Noe, on the Torreon district. Reliables 1 reports received here to-day stated that twenty-six men had' ' been killed and thirty-two captured in a battle between Con- ' stitutionalists and so-called "pacificists" somewhere in the » region of Rurango, Mexico, MARRIAGE LICENSES ' c Joseph Ktlonej* and Florence Crlrtila Caf hernias, gtMlim. John Robert Harding *n<l ICnimn Moore, rHy. ; William IHnnnuel Clark, Hockerm lllc, and Minnie Maude Sy, Berry t»nnakl|i. (iliiaepix- Verrovla and Conkaniia Cere*a, Steelton, a Hollo AiikiiMiin Fnlmer, rlly, and Alice Mabel Meyer*, Ilonnianadalc. » Kalph K. Intcrnm. city, and Mary K. Kandera, Steelton. »i W« i N W'' M W'' in| | t »• \ • 28 PAGES CITY EDITION SUICIDE BRANDS LOVED MAN AS HER MURDERER 'About to Be Cast Off She ! Writes "You Must Answer to God For Your Crime" "YOU HAVE KILLED ME" Hopes Word "Murderer" Will Appear to Him Everytime lie Embraces a Woman I Special to the Telegraph j New York, March 18.—A romance \ that began three years ago with a < flirtation closed Thursday when Miss I Addie Richardson, of Brooklyn, I realizing that the man was going to I leave her, wrote a letter accusing him iof her destroying her life, and then j committed suicide with poison. Frank Baxter, the man of whom [ she wrote, "I loved you better than i any other woman will ever love you," had just returned to the house, lg- I norant of what she had done, to i pack his clothes, when her body was 1 found. Miss Richardson, thirty-six, was a (Continued on Page K. Second Section) Memory of Butch McDefitt Is Found to Be Very Short •I Special to Ihe Telegraph Wiikes-Barre, Pa.. March 18. —John ; "Butch" McDevitt, who has success fully dodged process servers for sev ! erul days, turned up at the courthouse i yesterday and went before the grand ! jury that is investigating alleged poli tical corruptions. McDevitt said be had a good memory, but declared it was awfully short. lie admitted to the jury that ho had received $2,500 lo get off the Demo cratic ticket in 1911 as a nominee for ! treasurer, but lie could not tell who gave him the money that he used to ; play "millionaire for a day." "Butch" said he went to the courthouse ono i day and that some one handed him a ! package. This was a bundle of bills j amounting to $2,500. ITe thought for 1 a long time, but could not remember ! who gave it to him. "When District ' Attorney Slattery I asked "Butch" what his occupation 1 was he declared that he was unablo to answer.