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LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
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FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY.
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United Slates Now "Awaits
German Reply Before De
ciding Course of Action.
DECLARE SUSSEX
WAS TORPEDOED
Reports Indicate Englishman
Was Shelled, Tried To
Slop, Was Torpedoed.
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 2J.
Affidavit! secured at Liver
pool from three American sur
""is of the British horse ship Eng
lishman are to the effect that the ves
- 1 was torpedoed ami shelled by a
s-rinaii submarine, according to ad-
i f-s received today at the state de
li irtment from the American mbassv
ii London. The fact, that the vessel
was shelled led officials to believe that
-! mlnht have tried to escape. -
Matemeuts secured from American
- uvivurs of the channel steamer Sus
m x iiy American ' consular' agents at
I'over all were feaid in overnight dis
patches to the sta,te department to
nr out the theory that the vessel -was
torpedoed. Affidavits secured from the
-iirvnors will be sent her.
11"..... .1.1 I .1. - A . .
" hul win vm -vie next WW ! efftv
lulled states probably will depend up
n the nature the respcuu. of -the
Uerrin government to the inquiries
.mht.ssador Gerard was expected Ut
,.ik. today. The torpedoing without
..sinu.g of the British steamer Mtn-
h- ! r Engineer has still further com
idnattj the general situation.
American consular representatives it
'..- isaid In the dispatches had secured
'rn varloHs survivors at Dover affi
.Uvits confirming those by survivors
n i '1.1 nee.
Expcet Answer From Iterlln.
The state department expects to re-
i from ambassador Gerard at Jler-
' in home time today or tonight the
uMilt of his inquiry at the German
nsii office into the circumstances
-urioutidlng the damaging of the Sus
- and the sinking of the English
man. V dispatch from Dover today said
w llile, renfield and Joshua D. Arml-
ni-'', American survivors of the Sus
n :, cia improving. George IL
r.i. Kfi, another American, is seriously
nuiKd and his relatives in the United
Ma'rf. and England have been notified
if his condition.
Ilrlieve ICngllahman Tried Escape.
information received by the state de
1 irtinant does npt disclose whether the
Englishman was torpedoed before or
i r; r t-lio had stopped. The reports
nli'.ite that she had made an attempt
;.. i -cape but apparently had aban
lcn .1 the attempt and was coming- to
i. M.uidxtill when torpedoed. Officials
her" tay if the vowel had Indicated
io the submarine her intention of stop
..111 - l.efore beiRff- tornedoed she was
ntitied to immunity from attack even
'hi.:i0-h she at first attempted to es
i.aie. U'hat If Germany ljenlenf
1 "mil now, the administration lias
not derided just what action will be
i.ikm if Germany flatly denies that
..n. of its submarines was concerned
i i i'her case, even though the elrcom
Muntlal evidence clearly indicates the
. "iitr.iry.
urh a state of affairs, officials say,
-v ill i.e met when it arises. If further
ill elopments should cause the presl-
I' nt to determine that the breaking
ff of diplomatic relations with Ger
many is necessary, he would go before
"uktrfss. announce his decision, and
'.plain the acta leading up to it.
Act Slight Menn War.
While the president has full au
thority to break off relations, ho re
.iljzen that such an act almost in-
vltalily would lead to war, and there
tin,, would feel himself obligated fuliy
to inform congress, the war making
i.dv of the government, before taking
su''h a. ptep.
Anions, high .officials of the admtn
iitiation, there appears to be a dif
t. n in of opinion regarding the courte
t .lioiilil pursue, should Germany deny
. , jionsibillty for the attacks and the
Mtieiican government find convincing
milo'ie that they were the work of
'Jennan nubmarines. Some officials be
Met that In such circumstances t:ie
a i umulation of offences against the
I i 'tod States would Justify the sev-
r.i.ne of diplomatic relations. Others
.in not f " 1 that Mich action would be
iu'tifi d.
Col. House nt A nnlilncton.
f.rl ). L House, the president's
, ini st ...lilMor. arrived in Washiug
'..ii late Tuesday aud immediately went
iu the -uhlte house, where he conferred
i itli the president, counselor Polk of
1 1,, state department and other offi-
lals. Col. House is thoroughly fa
iniinr with the views of the German
uv. rnment, having conferred at length
witli the impi-riol chaneelor, con Beth-
'Aiin-IIoiiweg, Ouiint,' his recent visit
io Hrltri Ho is irivlng the president
iitM-tiand information.
nIIier Inquiry Kent o f.ermnny.
Tin I nited Stm'i. ha- sent inquiry to
i.illnam asking whether an of its
u lima rine.s were oom erneil in the muK-
n of the UritlHi tiMtner Mainhester
I'.nmiir. which is leported in liis-
ii.Ihs fiom Amtin ninulin rpre-
-.iititni". to hae been torpedoed nd
ii 1 without w arnitic: while two Amer-
'iiiftif wen- aboard I
The U. S.
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TOWERMAN DOZES: 3
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EtiiS ED
tElISSSILT
Artillery Flares Up and In
fantry Surges Forward
in Attack, but Fails.
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Paris, France, March 29. After a six j
days lull, the Germans resigned the of
fensive at Verdun yestcrdav with re
dpubled .violence. The hotter to hide
their plans, for a week the Germans
had been shelling the Verdun front lib
erally, but the French expected the
attack would come on the west of the
river and made all due preparations.
The German effort was confined to a
section half a mile in width, between
Avocourt and Malancourt The artillery
ponred a hail of shells on this short
line all afternoon in preparation for the
infantry attack, which was launched
at 3 oclock in the afternoon. The at
tacking; masses, about a division strong,
dashed forward over the ground which
had been ploughed up .by the shells of
their heavy suns, apparently expecting
an easy victory.
French Hold Their Ground.
They reckoned, however, without the
French infantry and the French light
artillery, which had been skilfully shel
tered from the bombardment. The
French infantry held off the Germans
with rifle and machine gun fire, while
the 75's threw a curtain of shells which
prevented reserves from approaching.
Again the gray coated waves surged
forward, only to be broken against the
etout resistance of the defenders.
The object of the Germane was to
force the French to evacuate the vil
lage of Malancourt, the heights sur
rounding which the Germans already
hold. They failed completely, it is af
firmed, and the French bold Malan
court salient as firmly as ever.
Frenrh. In .Tarn. Altnek.
French troops made an attack last
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I H'l" ui nwMraii mwv, vi wi 111c
3fM, wlurr the German assault was
waue jesierwso. ioe ornoiai statement
today aayts the French carried part of
the works which the Germans had con
structed, r. -. x -
The Germans nude a fierce counter
attack, ut were driven back with
heavy lottaei. -
They made n8 effort to recover the
lost ground.
The recent .German attack on Malan
court was made with a fresh division
which was thrown back with heavy
losses.
, (.rrrannft Clnlm Decided Gain.
Berlfn, Germany, Mart h 29. French
positions north f Malancourt. several
lines deep along a front of 2000 meters,
have "been stormed by German troops,
the German headquarters staff an
nounced today.
VICTORIES OF FRENCH DUE
TO RAILROAD ASSISTANCE
Paris, Franc , March 29. "The bat
tles of the Yser and Ypres were, in the
first Instance, won bv the French rail
roads, and though the - German lines
possessed certain initial advantages
over them, they have held their own
throughout the war," says an officer
closely concerned in the mobilization,
concentration and displacement of the
French troops.
It appears that Gen. Joffre foresaw
the German flanking movement toward
Calais during the last days of the bat
tle of the Marne, and began sending
troops to parry it as early an Septem
ber S. Between that date and the be
ginning of October 800 trains carried 17
army corps and three divisions of cav
alry northwards.
A review of the military operations
beginning with the mobilization shows
that the railroads of France have ac
complished everything that was expect
ed of them, contrary to the experience
of 1870.
The railroads became a maneuvering
instrument when the concentration
period was finished and played a cap
ital role In the battle of the Marne.
liven during the battle of Charlerol,
the allies' left was reinforced by three
divisions brought from the region of
Nancy in 200 trains in three days' time.
ITALIANS DRIVE FOE FROM
HEIGHTS, CAPTURING 302
Rome. Italy, March 29. Italian in
fantry lias ejected the Austrians from
positions on the heights northwest of
Gorizia which were lost to the Aus
trians on Sunday, the war office an
nounced today.
The Italians captured 302 Austrians,
including 11 officers.
The announcement follows:
"Heavy rains and fog Interfered with
artillery work again yesterday in the
upper Ifionio zone, but we demolished
enemy posts at Mrzllvrh and made a di
rect hit on a trench motor. Our grena
diers destroyed an entrenchment of the
enemy in the Seagoru section, compell
ing the defenders to flee. -
A desperate fiht on the heights
northwest of Gorizia, which lastei!
about 40 hours, ended successfully for
us After intense concentrated gun
fire against our entrenchments at Gra
fenberg, which already had been dam
aged by storms, the enemy opened an
attack with a very important force
Sunday evening. Our troops held back
the mastes of the enemy."
GERMANS SEIZE SECRETARY
T.0 BELGIAN CARDINAL
Berlin, Germany. March 29. (By
wireless to Tuckerton.) M. I,onclri,
private secretary to cardinal Mercier!
the Belgian primate, has been arrested,
according to a dispatch from Brussels
given out today by the Overseas News
Agenc.
"An IntestlKation was hpun some
time a.;o of M. Ijncln. i;n s tne newt
ncene, "who was simpeetfj of main
t. lining forbidden Intel course with the
inerm soaich of his houo tevealcd
that he had intimate relations with an
organization which secretly carried let
(Contlnoed on race I. Col. 3)
Is Spending $250,000,000 (Carranza Currency) To
-
SPECIALIST II II.
S. If WEEDED
Assistant Secretary Eoose
velt Tells of the Require
ments of the Fleet.
Washington, V. C. March 29. Devel
opment of specialists In engneerlng.
aviation and other lines in the navy
was urged today by assistant secretary
Itoosevelt, of the navy, before the house
naval committee. ' He opposed seeming
such specialists from scientific schools.
saying Annapolis training for ail naval
officials was efsentiaL
Mr. Roosevelt went on record as be
ing against exclusive government man
ufacture of war munitions.
"1 believe in government manufac
ture to a certain extent.'' he Raid, "but
1 don't think the government should
manufacture ever thing it needs to the
exclusion of all private manufactures."
etl w Xavnl Ilnae.
Establishment oi a new naval base
at Cnlebra island, near Porto Kico,
rather than at Guantanamo, Cuba, was
said by Mr. Itoosevelt to be needed.
"Our scouting line should extend
from New Foundland to Bermuda and
the Windward isles," he said, explain
ing his sentiment for a base at Cule
bra. 'Vulnerable tat "Went Indies.
"We believe the enemy would prob
bly make an initial attack in the West
Indies. 'We are still vulnerable down
there to a quick attack."
To an assertion that battleships have
played a minor part in the European
war. Mr. Roosevelt said:
"Dreadnoughts have won the great
est victory of the war and not fired a
shot They have accomplished what
they were built to accomplish to keep
the other man's fleet off the seas."
Mr. Roosevelt testified yesterdy that
215.000 men would be needed in the
American na j to bring it to full fight-
, - ' . "1
LBQW:
, SIEPT IT FIIE
Leadvilh.' Colo.. March 'J. Fire
starting early today was heydinl con
trol five hours later. Dynamite was
beine used to block the path of the
flame. One business block had been
consumed.
The fire was said to hale started in
a paint shop and had gained consid
erable headway when discovered. It
spread rapidly to the frame buildings
adjoining.
Up to 8:30 a. m. the blaze had been
confined to old business buildings erect
ed during the early days of the camp.
The loss was comparatively small.
Th blaae was "brought under control
by the use Of dynamite. Windows for
I a considerable distance were broken
Wheri the dynamite was exploded. No
I casualties were reported. Early esti
mates of the loss varied from (50.000
to J 100,000.
The buildings destroyed were mastly
two story frame and a few brick struc
tures. A large number of citizens aided
the fire department in fighting the
flames.
One fiteman was injured in falling
from a building. Several persons were
partially overcome by smoke. The
building used as a city hall was among
those destroyed. Several buildings ad
joining the burned district were dam
aged. London, l;ng.. March 2K. Eleven
deaths have been reported as the result
of the great storm which swept the
British Isles Monday und Tuesday. Al
though the storm has subsided, railway,
telegraphic and telephonic communi
cation is still demoralized, much dam
age having been done to tracks and
wires, wnne roauways on an sides are
blocked.
A number of coasting vessels were
driven, ashore, but there was no loss
of life.
STAY OF SENTENCE GRANTED
TO ROOSEVELT'S SECRETARY
New York. March 29. A stay of
sentence was granted today to .lohn
W. McGrath. secretary to Tlaodorc
Koosevelt and later acting secretary
of the Progr sslve national committee.
who was yesterday committed to the
workhouse for 3v dav s on a charge of
disorderly conduct and assault.
The complainant whs Charles Lifht
of Brookljn. who charged th.it Mc
Grath and William Powers assaulted
him in a restaurant in Brooklyn las.
June. Col. Roosevelt has- announced
that he will stand by his secretary. 1 In
issued a statement expressing indig
nation at the sentence and asserted
that McMath would continue to remain
In his service.
The sentence was stayed, pending
an examination of the testimonj.
EL PASO VETERINARIAN NAMED
DIRECTOR OF CHILD BUREAU
Austin. Texas, March ;. Gov. Fer
guson today appointed 20 members of
the board of directors of 4he bureau of
child and animal protection. mong
those appointed was In. T. A Bias of
P'.l I'll so.
BRITISH STORM
TAKES11 LIVES
IGLED SODIES
STREW Tift
up
Trains Of N. Y. Central,
Including Twentieth Cen
tury Limited, Wrecked.
FORTY INJURED,
LATEST ESTIMATE
Wreck, Will Surpass Even
Famous Crash of New York
Central In 1904, Claim.
rLEVEkANP. Ohio, March 29. At
least 10 persons were killed the
" exact total may not be known tin- I
til nightfall -and moro than 40 injured I
in the wreck early today of three ot
the New York Central's crack passen '
ger trains a mile west of Amherst '
Twenty-five bodies had been taken out ,
at noon and live more were known to ,
be in the debris. I
When the total of dead and Injure I I
is finally ascertained, the wreck will
surpass, in its cost of life and limbs.
eien the wreck of the Twentieth '
Century Limited at Mentor, in 1904, j
when the famous train piled into a
frieght on Its second trip on the Ncv. j
York-Chicago 20 hour run.
A slip on the part of a dozing tower- I
man was to Maine for the wreik.j
according. Ho
i- a. ingans. general i
nupenmeBafr,
f the. New York O-n- '
. the New Tor '
'M ' McBane, super in - I
tclKH o4Vnrr power of the road. I
connected an Iriquiry into the traged I
Tlrt towerman's wife was ill, it was
learned, and he had been without
sleep or on duty practically since Sun- I
da night. !
"Palace Train" In Wreck. i
The three trains in the wreck were )
two sections of train No. 86, eastbouml. I
Chicago to Buffalo flier, and the
Twentieth Century limited, pride of the !
New York Central, running from New
York to Chicago. i
The first body taken from the wreck- j
age -to be identified was that of Rev. 1
Gustav Walyl. pastor of the First Hun-
carian Evangelical Lutheran church,
Detroit
Crash In Heavy Fog.
The second section of the Chicago
Buffalo llier crashed into the first sec
tion in a heavy fog when the first sec
tion stopped to take water.
.The Twentieth Century, westbound,
plowed through the wreckage of the
eastbound train, which had forced over
on the track of the limited before the
flagman could be sent out to stop It.
Where Dend Were Found.
Most of the dead were in the rear
coaches of the first section of the Chicago-Buffalo
flier.
Some dead were found In the rear
coaches of the second section of the
flier, whicli buckled over on to the
Twentieth Century's right of way and
was splintered Dy that train.
Jinny Hurt On Palace Train.
There are no dead among the passen
gers of the Twentieth Century limited,
though a number of passengers were
badly hurt on tills train. Two coaches
oi me j. weuKiein uenmrj were over- i
turned. The low casualties on the !
Twentieth Century are attributed to
the fact that the palace train was pro
ceeding slowly because of the heavy
fog.
The second section of the flier was
going at a high rate of speed when it
struck the first section.
Many Mny lie I'nldrnUfleri.
Many of the dead probably will go
to their graves unidentified.
The bodies of many of the scantily
clad victims are so horribly mangled
that identification will be Impossible.
I'nrts of Bodies Scattered About.
Several of the victims were decapi
tated. Arms, legs and portions of Iiu
man bodies were scattered thickly
through the wreckage. Relief parties
(ollectel the remains of three bodies
those of a woman and two men and
piled them, indiscriminately, in one
basket.
Alfred Fritzele of Cleveland was in
the Toledo sleeper of the first section
and escaped 'injury. He helped In the
rescue work.
Miyi Hurled Inlo Woman's llerlh.
Aaron De Ray of Pittsburg said he
was catapulted frpin hie berth into one
occupied by a wbman across the aisle
when the crash came. De Ray was In
jured. A. Comensky of Pittsburg.- coming
from Chicago.- said lie saw a woman
lie in the wreckage before he could
extricate her. He -"also saw a man
whose ai ms were torn from their sock
ets. only ; of the io occupants of the
day coach were accounted for.
Crnhbc Occur Quickly.
According to Fritzele and De Ray
the first section s'topped five minutes
after it left Amherst and was just pick
ing up speed -again when the crash
ame. Ten minutes later, they said,
the second crash occurred.
The MentlYleil Den..
Some of the identified dead are: Wal
ter u Knston. Philadelphia: Frank Gal-1-igher.
Brooklyn: Dora Rosenberg. To
ronto; A. IL Pabheltai, manager Hun
garian Theatrical association, Cleveland-
n r. Ash. mail transfer elerk.
olmste.-id rails. : J n. Haarn. Galli
nolis. ri. Mnlcinca Beinniol. Indiana
Harbor. Ind.: G orgy Olonca. Indiana
polis, Ind.. --. Koxenodah. Indianapolis.
T Inlnrril Ille.
M-s Jennie Iladdas, Cleveland, died
(f'ontinned on pnue .1. Col. .
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PRINCIPALS IN TH
PECK-WAITE CASE
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Xev York police and members of the district attornej "s staff are busily
engaged in unraveling the activities of Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, a surgeon
dentist of Giand Kapids, Mich., who ig now tinder arrest charged with having
administered arsenic to his millionaire fatheruilaw aud niutherinlaw, .Mr. and
Mrs. John K. Peck, in his apartments on Riverside drive.
It lifts been discovered, it is said, that Dr. Waite, who is but 29 years of age,
maintained two establishments in New York, one on Riverside drive, where
he lived with his wife, and another at the Hotel Plaza, in the name of Dr. and
Mrs. A. W. Walters, where he lived with another woman.
Mr. and Mr. Peck died within six weeks of each other.
GIRL'S CHARGES
E DISMISSED
Wealthy Lumberman Dis-
pharged; Men Tell of
Relations With Girl.
Chicago, 111. March 29. Tfco case
against Wm. Rafus Edwards, wealthy
St. Paul lumberman, on trial charged
with violation of the Mann act. was
taken from the jury today. At the
court's direction the jury returned a
Verdict of not guilty and judge Ander
son entered an order discharging Ed
wards. Edwards was charged with transport
ing Miss Ada Cox from Chicago to
Minneapolis, Milwaukee and other
cities.
The sudden ending of the case came
after several days of sensational testi
mony in which Miss Cox, principal wit
ness for the government, described In
detail several alleged meetings with
the defendant, one of these meetings,
alleged to have occurred in St Paul.
Miss Cox referred to as her first es
capade. The defence placed on th
stand several witnesses who testified
to previous intimacy with Miss Cox.
WRITS OF ERROR REFUSED. .
IN THREE ELPASO CASES
AnsMn. T-san, March 29. The su
preme court today refused applications
for writs of error in three cases from
El Paso county: El Paso A Southwest
ern Railway company et al vs. IL A.
Kezer: Southwestern Portland Cement
company vs. K. A. Knzer and El Paso
& Southwestern Itailway company ct
al vs ,T A. Ajikenhuuer.
The application for a writ of error
in the case of George Look vs. Tom
Bailci. fj-om Kl Paso eoiintv, was dis
miss, j for vv.inl of mrisdictlon. mic
tion to advance was gi anted In the rass
of J. . White it al vs. Lillie White.
from l'i I'aso eoiintv.
CRASH
E
BJZAW-DKSMES JUr. WUT&
IITE ADMITS
KILLING PECK
Says Embalmer Was Paid
$9000 to Testify He Used
Arsenic in Embalming.
New Y'ork, l.arcn 29. Detectives
from the district attorney's office went
to Orient Point, I I., today in search
of Eugene O'Kane, nn embalmer, who
now is the most important witness In
the Peck murder caBe.
Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, m the lat
est chapter of his serial confession, told
the district attorney that he had riven
Kane $9000 to swear if necessary thatl
ne nao usea arsenic in embalming the
body of John E. Peck for burial.
The use of arsenic in embalming
fluid is against the law in Netv York
state and Kane several days ago was
quoted as saying that no 'arsenic was
used in embalming Mr. Peck's body.
From Waite's revelations tho autho
rities have concluded that he was pre
paring for a pica of not suilty in tho
event of his arrest for the murder. TJi
rest of the dentist's confession, how
ever, has eonvfneed the district attor
ney that he is getting ready to defend
himself on a plea of Insanity.
Dr. Watte last night told representa
atives of the district attorneys office
that he had administered several va
rieties of disease germs to both Mr.
Peck and his wife, Mrs. Anna Maria
Peck. When the germs showed no re
sults, Waite said, he followed them in
both rases with poisonous drugs. In
committing these acts. Waite declared
that he was under the evil Influence
of a force which he personified as "the
man from Egypt."
HITCH SHIP SINK.
London; Kw.. March 29. Another
Dutch steamship the Duiveland. has
been sunk. All the crew was saved.
Cananza Will Permit Ship'
menls io Firms With Which
Army Has Contracts. '
PERSHINGLEADS
CHASE OF VILLA
Bandits Are Reported Now
In Santa Catarina Region
In Santa Maria Valley.
WASHINGTON. D. C. March 29.
Gen. Carranza has agreed to
permit the movement of sup
plies to the punitive expedition in Mex
ico over the Mexico North Western rail
road. The supplies will go as com
mercial freight to concerns In Mexno
with which the army has contracts.
The success of the expedition n
peii' largely on getting cen and sup
plies behind Villa quickly and to po,
tic s of the country where the arm.,
motor truck trains cannot go.
The answer of Carranza is taken to
mean that wjilht jmnaiiea.: Mr--Je.
shipped comraerciaIfrJKityUIel Seitca
arniv is not to c0ntrocxiins or. tt'i
movements, or 'urnish guards For t:--tr'air.
Gen. George BelL
commanding the
border patrol at. El Paso, stated
OVed-
nesdav afternoon that supplies would
move over the Mexico North- Western
railroad to the troops In Mexico within
a few hours after ho receives official
notice that the road has been made
available for that purpose. He had not
yet received that notice.
S'
N ANTONIO. Texas, March 28.
Francisco Villa was moving to
ward Santa Catarina, in the Santa.
Maria valley, four days ago. according
to Information secured by CoL George
A. X)odd. Sunday, and forwarded to Gen.
i Funston today by Brig. Gen. J. J. Persh
ing, commanding the American cxpem
i tionary forces In Mexico.
Gen. Pershing added mat tne resi
dents of the valley appeared friendly to
Villa and that it was with great diffi
culty that the scouts learned anything1
from them regarding his movements.
Gen. Pershing was known to be with
one of the advancd columns today, but
at his own request the positions of his
troops were not revealed.
All detachments operating south and
east of Namlquipa were reported, to be
pushing forward at high speed and
from the American frontier to .the last,
supply base the quartermaster's depart -ment
was -worMngat high pressure to
keep moving the large volume oi sup
plies. As to the details of the actual
chase of Villa, however. Gen. Funston,
and his staff knew little mors than the
public.
Want CoL Slocum Report Amplified.
The war department has returned the
lopg. report of Col. H. J. Slocum, 13th
cavalry, on the Columbus attack with
instructions to have the colonel am
plify it Col. Slocum is commanding
troops now more than 200 miles from
the border and a revision of his report
is not expected for some time. It has
been sent to him, however.
Lieut CoL W. S. Scott today left for
Douglas. Ariz., to take command of the
First cavalry, relieving CoL E. & Foltz,
who Is ill.
20 Apaches for Scout.
Twenty Apache Indian scouts for
service with Gen. Pershing's forces In.
Mexico will be selected by Capt Haz
ard, commander at Fort Apache, in Ari
zona. Gen. Funston sent to him Instructions
to him to choose them from those will
ing to volunteer, and to prepare them
for immediate dispatch to Gen. Persh
ing's headquarters.
Gen. Pershing suggested using the
Indians and requested that he be se.it
MORE CAVALRY CROSSES
BORDER TO JOIN PERSHING
Columbus. N. M.. March 29. A Uro
body of cavalry left here today No
announcement was made as to ther
destination, but it was understood that
they were being sent to reinforce Ger.
Pershing's expeditionary command, o,
large part of the cavalrymen, now wltii
the force being stationed at .outposts,
some of which are 250 miles across the
border.
No dispatches were received here to
tla from Gen. Pershing's headquarter"
1 1 is known, however, that Gen. Persh
ing left Colonia Dublan by motor cai
last night for the new base, 120 inile
to the south.
RIFLES AND AMMUNITION BE
. LONGING TO HEARST, SEIZED
A shipment of 250 rounds of am
munition and two Mauser rifles were
found in a garage on Nevada strc
Tuesday night bv the police, and the
provost gnard.
A number of saddles which were
found in' the building were not taken.
John C. Haves, manager for the Hearal
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