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. 1 11 1, ti ! Cstflte Mlls H- i k n tiim Estate Mils) H ..8 47 SaUonales Mils ii i currency 2 Bar flHvT Harmon quotations) 6 r 4 S 01 -1 f-TlnM higher k lr M 1 A UKT1IKK FOKECWT J I I'iiho aim! wet Texas, fair, warmer, fr Mexico, fair wanner; Arizona, fair, mipr I TEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. hUcGLE COPT FIVE CLvlS. EL PASO. TEXAS. VONDAY EVENING, MARCH 27. 1916. I LITEIIKD AN7W 11 1 t,0 CENT8 4. MONTH. FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY. ROOPS CHASE VILLA: SUPPLIES SHORT rman HOME ED'fTION m n 9 II V Breach of Relations Expected If Sussex and Englishman Were Torpedoed. AMERICANS SAY SUSSEX TORPEDOED No Warning Given, Claim; American Survivors Tell Of Experiences. A.NIJINGTON. D. C, March 27 American officials view the mbmarliie situation as taking itpects of much gravity. The pos nty of breaking off diplomatic re- i us with Germany is again being: r th- eventualities I or uie- eventualities isst rl as one ii is expected to follow if it ' mm tlut tht utt.imers Sussex and lishman ntit, v lctims of subma. ! I mite information was anxiously tea lo president Wilson and sec i of btate Lansing today Ml A cents Gathering Information. it l established that either of the Is was torpedoed by a German nine, the Lnited States would l the act as a most flagrant vio of tho rights of humanity, the j pics of International law and of tnes ien by Germany regard iliu conduct of submarine warfare. ! partment officials said today i -y had no information that other i fubfjiarines were operating in Imty in winch the Sussex was k d All agents in the vicinity being urged today to gather uon- etidence from aH possible le I rolie Tubnntln and Pntria Canes. statu deparient also H await- uith some anxiety information ining the sinking of the Dutch Tubantla, As far as is known dlers are still Investigating the k. in an effort to determine the of the disaster Affidavits re- 1 1 lc an alleged torpedo boat at- upor the Frctirh liner Patria still U-lng convideitd liv secretary i .. It is miiMtlered unlikely i it action will lie taken In this until after additional details re- iiik the Sussex and Englishman LceiteiL Skull Fractured by Mast. ndon. Kng March 27 Of the American surMtors of the Sussex me in a hospital at Dover only O. u Crocker of Kltchburg, Mass, i -i serious condition. His skull fractured by a falling mast. He nnrd consciousness this morning Ins phjsicians bclieie he will re r liua I Armltage, of New York, and lei I't nfieid, of Hudson, Wisconsin. Hufirnife- from shock and brulaei ire not seriously injured. Three Say They Saw Torpedoes. i. hn Hurley. Albany, N. Y, a press lation correspondent, makes the 1 wlntr statement. i m Friday about 3 oclock In the moun while a dozen Americans i w .it chin ir from the ' ridge, a great losion occurred In the fore part of .sel without warning and three i en ns at least saw the .passage t he torpedo !o Wnrulnc Klirn. J. CulbertRon bas he saw Miss in in wounded in the head. Samuel i of Harvard university, said the i loHion occurred without the sllght- u lrning and that many persons t thrown into the sra. that some r killed and some wounded, that iw bodies on the bridge of the t x and while being rescued ha two persons drown I hese depositions aie confirmed by merican men and American worn- u ho took pas.iK aboard the Sus and whoe names follow: lolin Hinley Ml ra, V Y. Mrs. him Hirde, New Uirk Mrs Clarence niKside, New Virk, Miss Gertrude -ren, St. Loui-- .Mirs Gertrude nes New York Mr and Miss Beer, Dorothv Hilton and daughte- i. New Yoi 1- Mniuel E Bemls, Iford Tingle ' ullitrteon, Iewts- n c I Daniels Arsiiit, Wellesley, -- Chirles snd fjeoine IL Crocker, 1 it hburg. Mass . ilber G. Pen- I, Hudson. is. and Miss Alloa ir, Lon, Colo. i lie last five were working in the teres of the American Hed Cross, certain number of the injured have n taken to Dover " Prnl-es Captnln of Ship. I iris trance, March 27 "The calm irak,e and presence of mind of cap- i Mouffet filled us with admiration," I mid inie VI itei Verllndem, sur- n( th iatabtrophe on the channel n i r ti'-bex, whose husband is at fi nit Mthouh badlv hurt himself this 1-ieiioii officer worked without ing for the safety of the passen- W hih giving orders he answered 1 their juetions, adding a reassur- - word, declaring that the ship (Continued on pace 5, Col. Z) Mr. Cox Is Right San Augubtme Ranch, Van f, Maul! . Alitor 1.1 l'aso Herald: Lnclosed please find check for whifl vou have TIIK ONLY paper Villa Will PERSHING ESTABLISHES NEW BASE nil nuns id ti fight u. s.; BAITS STARK, FLEE SITU American Officers Hope Villa Will Get Enough Men to Stand and Fight; Indications Are That He Charged Weakest Places in Carranza Lines and Has Broken Without Much Eesistance Being Offered. FIELD HEADQUARTERS. American Expeditionary Foices. Colouia Dnblan, Chihuahua. Marin 26 B Airplane to Columbus. X M, March 27.1 Kvidence that Pane ho Villa is pre paring to resist the American pursuing columns, but that the Mexican people are noi aa yei ranting to him lias been collected by the officers and the ..-not. of the Ame.ieon two... Tk. officers who have ridden mer the va rious fronts now maintained in the ilis- tm t of Guerrero, where V.HRAiVeii , . . th. w5., nil- expeamoi. ,mc,t. S?rnt ifTOTT numerous ilpilicant indications that : VilU miscalculated completely w hen i. m..! th.t hi. ri,h -, b drawing an American army into Mevico, would cause a general upris ing against Americans, and especially one in his favor The status of the chae today is that ilia is retiring continually southward, trjing hard to forte recruits into his ranks, his men ..- .. . . ... ...,uun .uau, feellnB th pinch of hunger occasion ,,, Lnl. ,,, - . . all and hoping for an early arrival of summer to shield th. m against Hie ' cold of the mountains where the h io retnated somewheie south of Na'ii qui a, in Central Western Ciuliualiuo. probablv in the Guerrero district. Will Villa Make n Flchtf The one question of overshadowing Imnnrtnpp nnur Iwntiir n.lrori kv tko iiffinrh in the field is. Will Villa , that they wer; honored above the oth coniinue to prepare for risivtanccT" ers because they would become 'Mllas It is franklv hoped that he 111. men." r for that is considered the best eh me. . : en met, reai h ry ring the , barling a luckv capture or t of Ilia's own men of bringing American expediti n to an early cesMul conc'hfe on t'llimate suee . '- nowhere -doubted, but if Villa refnb s to make an re bit nice at all, tl m n who hoc ben EKTENTECHIER EH PLANS Pant, France, Man h i't Tin con ference of the entente allie- the most important since the outbreak of the war begin this morning in the treat salon ot the ministr of roreicn ati.ur.s where many other historic meeting of diplomatists have taken place No pi vious meeting here. hoevr li is In en of nuch grave impoit or hi been at tended by such a repres' illation of world figures in war and diplomat v The subject of the first muui!? Ii the military situation. That is all whiB may be said definitely, but Gen Joffrt, earl Kitchener. Gen. Sir Douglas 11. ug, Lieut Gen. count Cadorna, Gen. Cistel nau and Gen. Roques. the new Fr. ueh war minister, addressed the conference. Tne entire company took lunch at tb,e miniatrv at noon The afternoon ses sion will be devoted to consideration of economic resources of the allies. DARDANELLES BATTERIES REPEL ENEMY DESTROYERS Constantinople, Turkey. March 27. The following official statement was given out at military headquarters to dav Irak front: Conditions unchanged. ' Caucasian front: On March 25, an advance reconnaissance by a small body of enemy cavalry ana lniantry forces was repulsed with losses to them. "Dardanelles- Our coast batteries drove off some enemy destroyers which were cruising before the Dardanelles. Three hostile aeroplanes flew over Gal lipoll, but retreated toward the Island of Imbros wnen our battle plane ap peared on the scene " TEUTONS SEEMPREPAIRNG ATTACK UPON SALONIKI Athens. Greece, March 27. Dispatches from Salonlkl say that the frontier ac tions which had hitherto been consid ered merely as trying out operations on the part of the Bulgarians and Germans, are now assuming the char acter of a general attack againt the advanced line of the allies. In entente circles here there is a general convic tion that they do not seriously intend to attempt to capture Saloniki BRITISH TROOPS BLOW UP GERMAN TRENCH, ADMITTED Berlin. Germany, March 27. More than 100 yards of German trenches near St- Eloi have been blown up by the Krltish, Get m in army headquarters an nounced tod West Prussian regiments were suc tessful In reraptunng the artillery oh serxatlon positions lost by the Germans on March 20 at Mokrzyce, near Narocz lake on the Russian front, today s an nouncement also stated. i en v mv iibtoription. T think Hal li. (o Keep, Pershing Will Stay, But Will Washington's Feet over the ground here believe It may require months at the least to crush liim. KnlU in Influence People. n officer who has been through vil- lagis where Villa passed within a week, places too small to count as towns, exactly the sort of settlements i w"e l,"?"pfi '"-'";"'"I fZ"Z "mem sa"' Mltnam .". uiui t all appearances the bandit had failed 'ThadA 1 nannltt aa Ijf tho ettt i cer "ire ln complete Ignorance of any reliable facts about the nature of the American expedition. They have been aij , T a ,.(. an in I'lf, bS V",, rtfJir ,? th2t wading anrn, a dangerous enemy; that hpv muni fiffht for their uvea. Bnt i ilthough those whom I saw seemed to be a very credulous people, they ippeared to be waiting with some sus pn ion, it Is true but nevertheless u. ii tine before making up their minds. , Villa Seize. Men. For two weeks the reports along ilia's trail show-, he has seized, among ,ne young men and the boys of small towns, the hardiest as forced recruits in his band. His custom has been, cither himself or through one of his lieutenants, to line up most of the male population for Inspection. Ths hest physical specimens have been ranked out of line and told reughly ,.-.. ., ..r ........,.. In the Cabas Grandea region, at Ga- t leana and at Kl Valle, Villa secured Mokrn lj l'or Wonndeil. fully half a hundred men b this j method, more than enough to make. j vrp -for the woirnded carried from the L'olmnbua figbtb, which he dropped in (Continueo on pace S, Col. 2.) iLEflDERS DEMAND San Fram lit , Calif.. March "1 An ultimatum demanding the resignation and exile of Yuan Shi Kai and the trial and execution of 12 of bis advisers has been handed to the Chinese gov ernment b the military governors of six revolting provinces, according to cable advices today from revolutionary leaders ln liina to the Chinese Repub lic association here. Tho ultimatum contained five de mands, according to the advices: (1) That Yuan Shi Kai resign at a fixed date and leave China. (2) That 12 "traitors . (named) be tried, and if found guilty of conspir ing against the republic executed. (2) That Yuan Shi Kai's property and the pioperty of the 12 "traitors" be confiscated to indemnify the revo lution. (4J That Yuan Shi Kai's descendants for three generations forfeit their rights of citizenship (5) That the separate provinces be given control of army units and ar senals. INSOLVENCY OF INSURANCE COMPANY CONTRACT BREACH Austin. Texas, March 27. The at torney general's department held to day that the insolvency of an Insur ance compan is a breach of its con tract to each existing policy holder, upon the occurrence of which the pol icy holder is entitled to recover a por tion of the premium paid, which Is unearned at the time of the insolvency. It also is held that upon such a com pany going into the hands of a re ceiver, the proper course for the claim ant of a premium Is to file his claim In the receivership proceedings and have it allowed ln due course, and or dered paid by the court. $500,000 FIRE LOSS IS SUSTAINED AT HOUSTON Houston, Texas, March 27. Fire starting in the cotton sheds of the Missouri, K msas and Texas railwav here yesttrdny spread to nearly a dozen other buildings and 4" freight cars, causing a loss estimated at nearly 1500.000. Till IIVV IN CONGItl.s Senate. Republicans conferred on Mex ican situation. Debate on Indian appropria tion bill was resumed Senate aimv bill was reported as a substitute for the house bill Finam' rout mttee continue 1 conildt i.itinn it the fne ug..i repeal Ifttu-e. Milital nil navdl affaiis committee in d hearings on na tional defence Debatt on immigrations bill was continued mil a motion to strike tiut Hit literacy tet w.i defeatetl Represt nt mc Coplev intro duced i ri solution for ii mtf. titcatioii "f Hie nt w pi n i p. i .situ ttion LI I IIPEMTIIISTD' CATCH VILLA Supply Base For Troops In The Field Is Established In The Mountains. TROOPS STAND CAMPAIGN WELL Commanding General Praises Wor of Men; Campaign May Be Long. A' MfcRICAX Expeditionary Force, Colonla Dublan, March 26. (By airplane to Columbus. N. M., March 27 ) Gen. J. J. Pershing last night announced the establishment of a new base ln the pursuit of viua. The second base is much nearer the lo cation where the bandit is reported in precipitate retreat than tho old base at field headquarters. The headquart ers, it is presumed, will be maintained as an imrortsnt link ln the supply sta tion svstem, the chain of bases form ing a strong military line, readily de fensible reaching a distance Into the interior of Mexico which is considered iemarkable, considering the fact that lne army nas nau ie man tw .. to orijKe deserts, mountains and many mnes of barren lands, without the benefit of any taliroau coramuuic-a- tlon- - j - vtt , J I Horses, .ntlfaa& uitotnotllles hve I j done the yfSmmM cceftt thus far 1 is been attorned uy tne aoiuiy oi mc imerlcan tavalr to travel fast and far, on light rations, accustoming themselves as they travel, not only to I a semi native diet, but also to difficult climatic conditions. Several cavalry organizations ha e b en out for considerably more than a week after a start made on a little brrt, salt, coffee and rice or bean Not a word of complaint has come back fiom these troopers Not a sign In , been received at headquarters that they I have anywhere faltered. Superior to Speedy VIHlstas. Reports here give irood cause for be lief that thus far the American troopers hav e pro ed themselves the superiors in speed and endurance over the famous Villa bandits There is moreover confidence here that the cav alrj will continue Its good work for at least two or three weeks, by which time It is possible that new organiza tions can be thrown Into the chase The headquarters officers ore all the more proud of the cavalry's record because they began the most recent phase of the chase after one of the longest, hardest rides an American cavalry command has ever made. The men still ln camp here express grow ing impatience to mpunt and start southward into the altitudes where Sffey know the cold Is bitter and the shelter on campaign duty Is anything but comfortable. Perahlnj- Pralnen Troopiu Gen. J. J. Pershing complimented the stamina and the spirit of the troops comprising the expeditionary force No similar body of any army would haTe arrived In better condition under the circumstances, he said. The ser vice encountered by the command in cluded some exceedingly long marches by the cavalry and wide etretches of desert covered by the Infantry and artillery. The march of concentration at the first base is not belloved here to havo been equalled by any command of this size in recent vears, and through it all the morale of the troops has been ex cellent. The men seemed to feel, the general eald, that It was all a part of a da)'s work. liny lie Tlrnvvn Out. Speedv termination of the campaign is not looked for by Gen. Pershing. Following a staff conference. Gen. Pershing announced that the people of the United States should not place too much confidence in reports that Villa lias been Dottled up, either by the American forces or by Carranclsta troops The nature of the country in the vicinity of Namtqulpa, where Villa is supposed to be, It was pointed out by the general, renders it difficult for any force to surround effectually a small band, numerous mountain passes and almost unperceptible trails offei ing means of escape while It was understood that Gen Pershing does not attempt to predict the length of time American troops maj- be occuylng Mexican territory, it was Intimated that the period may ex tend into months. Only the Weather and How They Feel May Be Written Out Now By U. S. Soldiers Effective from last Saturdaj, officers ind soldiers with the army ln Mexico are prohibited from mentioning In their letters to friends or relatives in the United States anything relating to th army. Onlv the weather and puiely pt i -onal matters may be written out by ttn era or men at the front it was li 1 1 ned todaj Hereafter, when an officer writes to ft i nd wife or sweetheart, he probablj v ill express himwelf m this fashion: li! ir 'Wif! The weather is cold it t Lht hot m tin dtv tune ind I tm ciuht and thirstv. PRESSED iAIRICAN SIAVElTIETiET VILLA i Villa Believed Not to Be Heading for Guerrero, hut More to the East; American Army in Fine Shape, Pershing Proud of Men; New Base for Army Sup plies Established; Aeroplanes Patrol Road. By GEORGE HtAUQUAKTEltb Punitive Expedi tion U. S. Army, Near O-saa Orandea, Mexico. March 26, by Aeroplane to Columbus, .. M., -March 27. ilia was reported Sunday nearly 100 mil i -outaeast oi tins point, mdicatuix that lie is retreating before the advance ot his pursuers. It is not believed that the Amencna forces have as yet been in contact with There is an intimation that instead of seeking asylum in the Guerrero district, where lie is supposed to have friends tl at Villa has turned eastward with no indications as to lita ultimate object. , A new advance base for the Amer icna army was established today 100 miles below Catsas Grandes and motor truck companies left this morning for the new base, loaded with supplies of all kinds for tho troops stationed there. The parrison now at the "front" is com posed of organizations representing all branches of the military service. Carrancistas Cooperate. The farther south the Americans pene trate more persistent and consistent becomes the cooperative assistance in pursuit of Villa on the part of the forces commanded by officers of the Carranza government, a circumstance very favorably commented upon by offi cers of the American expedition. Never in the history of tlie army ot the United Stated baa cverv-branch of the serviie !aalr. infanhv and ar- Report Reaches Casas Gran des Mexicans Threatened Army Motor Trucks. On receiv ing word that a dozen Mexi cans had threatened an army motor truck loaded with army supplies, as it passed through Colonla Diaz, 72 U. S. Infantrymen were cent ln other trucks from Casas Grandes to strengthen a weak position in the line of communi cation. This information was brought to the border by a man coming out of the Casas Grandes country. The truck that had beep threatened was saved by the driver putting on speed and es caping with it It is reported by men returning that the trail to Casas Grandes is marked by the bodies of American and Mexican horses, and tnat the Infantrymen have Buffered greatly with their feet The east bound Golden State limited brought ln nine soldiers who hare been taken to the hospital at Fort Bliss. AH of the nine are returned to the border because of trouble and Illness growing out of their forced march south. Twelve Injured in AvrecV. A motor driver on one of the army trucks arriv ing at Columbua early Sun day morning, brought the news that when two coaches bearing American troopers down into the Pearson and Madera country, toppled from the tracks below Casas Grandes on March 20, 12 men had been hurt in the acci dent The 12 men. It was stated, were cared for at Casas Grandes and will be sent to El Paso by way of Columbus as soon as trucks return to the border. Are 711 Mlle tn the South. The truck driver also brought word that the outposts of the American troops are now 76 miles below Casas Grandes and that other groups of sol diers have penetrated even further along the line of the North Western. It Is understood that tho 21th Infan try (negro) which arrived Friday and Saturday at Columbus, have marching orders to co into Mexico to strengthen the line of communication. MOCTEZUMA COPPER COMPANY MEN RETURN TO MINES Douglas, Ariz , March 27 A score of foremen and other American em ployes of the Moctezuma Copper com panv returned to Nacozan, Son . 75 miles south of the border, from here todaj to resume work at the mines of the company near NacozarL J. S Williams, Jr, general superin tendent and a number of departmental heads of the concern went to Nacozarl several days ago to investigate con ditions The other employes were sent south today on their recommendation. The families of the men will remain here for a time. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CONSULATES RESIGNS Rafael Muzquiz, former Carranza con sul in Kl Paso and director ueneral of consulates for the Carranza govern ment, has resigned his position, accord ing to a telegram received in El Paso. Mr. Muzquiz Is a relative of Gen. Car ranza and owns large ranch Interests ln the stato of Coahulla. He will return to these ranch properties as soon as his resignation becomes effective. ' HOPS RUSHED ! im AUTO TRUCKS BATTLE II HIS FLIGHT H. CLEMENTS. tillen ui en better evidence of its mo- bihtv, -tannna and preparedness ih&ulVppJ r fjnrrp; nnfJ Millet on tin- expedition, femce leaving Co- reed r OT flOTSCS ana mULCS liimltti- on March 15 the army as repre sented l all branches has reached a mile ot which was traveled overland point titi 200 miles southward, every through borne of the roughest country in the republic of Mexico. Pershing Proad of Men. "I am proud of the Tecord made b the forces under my command on this occasion," said en. J. J. Pershing, leader of the expedition, when discussing the matter tonight. i "The men and animals are in splendid condition and so far as the men are concerned, the farther they get into the interior of the country the more enthusiastic they seem to become, which is another encouraging sign. "We have had no sick and every day shows the men in better physical con dition than on the preceding day." Aeroplanes Patrol Road. Garn-ons are being maintained at mam iioints along the line of com munications between the liorder at Co lumbus and the advance base, and the entire wav is patroled by aeroplanes, tie patrols of which act as seouts and reports movements of men for many miles cither side of the main traveled road. These aeroplanes also carry messages and first t lass mad to the army from the. .advauW bases of the American forces and In- main base rn the border. DECIDE ENOUGH THOOPS DN LINE Republicans Take No Fur ther Action; Carranza Would Broaden Protocol. Washington, D. C March 27 Threat ened complications ln the Mexican sit uation disappeared today when the sen ate Republicans decided to accept the administration's assurances that suffi cient troops were on the border for protection of American interests and determined not to carry the agitation for more troops further at this time. Ma. Gen. Funston's dispatches re vealed no new developments in tho pur suit of Villa and reports from naval vessels on both coasts of Mexico dis closed tnothlng disquieting. Would Broaden Protocol. Eliseo Arredondo, Gen. Carranza'a ambassador, at the direction of bis chief, presented to secretary Lansing some proposals to broaden the protocol covering the joint pursuit of Villa ban dits. The proopsals will be studied by sec retary Lansing before he again confers with the ambassador The only effect of the proposals, Mexican officials here believe, will be to delay the formal ratification. The protocol suggested by Gen. Car ranza was designed to cover use of Mexican rallwavs by American troops in pursuit of Villa. Details of the new proposals will not be made public until secretary Lansing has reviewed them. Mny Grant Permission. Apparently it is the purpose of Gen Carranza to grant the request under 'he terms of the protocol when it shall Imo been completed and signed, rather tliaU !U !3JC!.!-1I!. II, UCI.ll tU f 71 tlltHBIUtt j now and provide for it in the general 1 igreement. 1 "Dress-Up Week" New Goods All Here THIS i-! "dress up week'' in EI Paso and throughout th eountn. Mir chants evert, vhi-ie are putting otlt tlieir new stocks and showing tin n best this week The pik of the stock is now on the shelves and in the showcases. Those bujing this week well get first choice at the newest gui meets. The movement is nut confined to El Paso, but extend throughout the country. Merchants arc cooperating from Maine to California from 'lcii to Illinois, in the campaign. Everywhere, people are hearing tht sennoni oi correct dress. The clothes may not make the man, bat everywhere and anvwhere it 13 recognized that clothing has much to do w ith the standing of man or woman. A well dressed business man conimamis more respect than one not properly attired It is undeniably true that a well dressed woman commands more attention and adoration than one not no well attired, regardless of her beantv Beauty is enhanced by correct, tastetul attire and those not so beaiitilul are made more attractive by the correct mode in clothing. All the correct things are on display this week in tht tore of El Pa-e, and it n 'tire--, up wetk ' the week to buv and don th. new thtnjs. Don t let onietnt ele get the pit k The spring open tins have all been held, all t lie new stocks are on tliiplav, mul tor lou t nuk troni. i Is Scarce; Trucks Cant Pass Over Trails. VILLA ISFAST RACING SOUTH U. S. Columns Are In Pur suit; Chase Extends Into Guerrero District. THU American army forces have been nllorred the prlrllese of using the Mexican telegraph, wire, between Madera and Juarez it itn- announced here today by Gen. Gnbrlel Gavira the Carranza commander at Juarez. All comxmi- ntcatlons, however, are censored by c.cu. Bertanl. the Carranza com mauder at Madera. litn. Gavlra said that Gen. Ber lunl reported no news from the front, but that he vnta working la perfect accord with Gen- Pershiaic This statement was taken to mean here that American tnroxu tuat bv using; tbe lines oX the Jlexico North. Yveslern railroad to Madera. Persons who JcnoTr the country well say there la no pos nlblc means other than the railway Ity which cavalry could reach Ma dera from the Casaa Grandea base without a long deroar- SAV ANTONIO, Texas, March 27 Unless permission is granted soon for the shipment of supplies over one of the Mexican railroads to the. American troops in Mexico, the pursuit. of Pancho VilU may be seriously re tarded. It was explained at department headquarters today that the lengthen ing lines of communication along heavy trails had made it practically impossi ble to deliver supplies by auto trucks and that already a serious shortage of grain for horses and mules had been experienced. With Villa known to be fleenig t -ward hla stronghold in tho uueircro district, closely pursued by troops cf Gen. Pershing's command, the problen of supplying field forces without the use of a railroad south of the border is becoming increasingly difficult This question is causing Gen. Funston nior anxietv than any feature of the expedi tion. "The advanced force has pen -trated more than 260 miles Into the in terior of Chihuahua. Viinston Wants Mexican Central. Gen. Funston desires the use of tha Mexican Central from El Paso to Ch -buahua eity, but he has delayed asking for it, pending Carranza'a answer to Washington's request for permission to transport supplies over the Mexico North Western. No intimation of any change in the railroad situation was given? at headquarters early today Many office rs are convinced that tha success ot the operations depends on the use of railroads in the territory. They declare the matter ifl one of im perative mtlitar necessity. Mlln Cxenpra From Nnmlqnlpa. Villa has tsttped from the Mcxi-an troops that had checked him m ar Namiqulpa and three columns of Am i -lean cavalry troops are pursuinc This information was contained in a detailed report by Gen Pershing that readied Gen. Funston here Sundav Gen Funston forwarded the report to Washington without making public .my but the essential features Col. Ilmld Commands Pursuers. CoL Dotld is commanding the advanced columns that are riding hard after Villa and his men and Gen. Pershing has di- ided his force so as to rurnish aup ((entlnued on pace i, CeL i.) Get Cold?