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1 .-n Imik Tiotri 'tat' MHO iU9 1 M' i an jkmw M -jo.t.nalcs bill" 'ir.in.ui currency 2 "-; Br "H- iHanflv Hirtnim quotations) 60 "i'ir $:t.76h : 'r. 4jriiw hlrher .nMwk rUfflrt K irritu!r. HOME EDITION WKATliER CONDITIONS. TO 1'aso awl west Texas, fnir. colder, freezing In norths New Mnleo, part elouilr rain: Arlmna rain north. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. MARCH 30. 19 1 6. SINGLE COrr FIVE CENTS. I.H M v. m.isi: CO CENTS A month. FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY. TRAILS TRAITORS AIDING VILLA u. s II J jgi h Ship Rescuing Sussex Sur vivors Shelled By Subma rine; Ambassador Says. U.S.MAYUNK LATE DISASTERS Promises of Reparation May Not Be Satisfactory In View of Recent Acts. WASHINGTON. . C. March 30. The United States government today was using ejery means t its command to secure conclusive i.-oof regarding " the disasters which i.mc overtaken the Sussex and other inarmed merchant ships, all carrying American citizens. All circumstantial evidence indicates ili.it these ships were torepdoed with out warning- and that German sub marines have begun an underwater umpalgn in violation of German's re- rut assurances to the United States. I 'pleas Germany makes some statement in replj to inquiries made by this ' ountrv to cause the state department 10 change its present Intentions, all re ''it aggravating: incidents will be omblned into one formidable indict ment. I'-Hoat Shells Keaeuers For the information of tbe state de partment. American ambassador Page it lxmdon Unto)' forwarded aft unof--i-inl repfrf That the Britifft dasipojfar iilmh uided in rescuing sur'vHors o' tix hurvi had been fired upon twice iii .'1 Mibmarrnr. Ambassador Pace .(id tiic information appeared to be an- In lltlc According to reports in circulation !, 12 hours after the Sussex was si nick the destroyer engaged in pick mt 1 . survivors from a lifeboat, was .ut.irked by a German submarine which tned twu torpedoes. Both missed their mark Tbe lifeboat had drifted after leaving the Sussex, but is said to have ircn Mjy far from the scene of the .. sinter. The admiralty has a large number of i,h ccs of metal found aboard the Sus- v which government experts are en- - urcd in examining:. Mistake" Tta ISxcuse. Should Germany admit responsibility ..1 an of the attacks and attempt to .itisfv the United States by saying li it j mistake had been made, or offer 11 make reparation and punish the .ubnmrlne commander, the issue would not. by any means, be disposed of. It 1- irgaided as certain that the United Mate would not accept such an ex planation as satisfactory at least, until rimi had shown what punishment ac niallv was meted out to the offendine submarine commander and whether any n.iIup longer could be attached to Ger 1 1 m 's promises. on't Discuss l'rnhablr Action. Tn the event of Grmany dlsclalm-n..- respinsibility for the disasters, the 1 nitod States will proceed with its In i estimations to determine to its own v. tisfnetion whether the evidence which now strongly indicates that the Bus ier and other ships were torpedoed ithout warning can be regarded as . .inclusive proof. With such proof be fore !t. the government probably (PiiM act promptly, officials refrain 'rom discussing what the nature of the .11 tion would be Too Many Kxplntlnns for Mines. The very number of aoarentlv un warranted attacks which have oc- iirrcd reently is regarded bv the dmimstration as particularly shrnlfl- "int. The number is said by officials 10 hae disposed of the theory that the explosions have been caused by miner IOt AlvrillAV AIHI'LAKS, UAIDI.Mi ITALY. SHOT VUWS Tlome. Italy. March :0. four Aus trian airplanes were brought down in .n air raid over tho Venetian prov nr,s on Monday last, and eight Aus triai; officers wire made prisoner uc- oiding to th- latest official reports. Tio- ihhIi-ik failed to inflict any dam c of significance. It is believed only a I'M persons were wounded. MIDWAY OIL CLAIMANTS ASK EXEMPTION FROM ORDER Washington, D. C, March 2. Appli- ation was made to president Wilson toilay by claimants to holdings in the Mulway oil fields in California, to ex-' n.pt then? from the order issued by li.in.tr president Taft, withdrawing the . hv from entry In order that the navy . t i.n- available a supply of oil. i lo- j.i. i.u-'it will consider the request. RETURNSTRORI NEW YORK TO FACE MURDER CHARGE I'.mer, t'olo., March 28 Bob llal 'tiuin. wanted on a charge of the mur- 1- 1 of "Chick" Bowen at Basra, wyo.. 11 3'.l.:. passed through Denver today .1 loute to HawllnKS, Wyo., for his l.ir.l trial. Six weeks ago be jumped all. made hit way to New York and uri endcred. FALL CHOSEN VICE CHAIRMAN OF REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE v a.lilngton, D. C, March 2. In the I 'if is m progress at tne Garizla hiidg. -.l.ctlon of officers of the National I head on the Italian front, laig. forces It. publican Congressional coiumitt- being encaged on lioth sides. Tlic orti o.lav, senator A. B Call of N.-,i Me- I ' '!' Austrian report oT tod.ix an i'O w.i chosen vice cliHirinaji. .iipie- i noun ' s the i.iptulc of "'.' Italians :. ntat'w N ood of loti'U, was elected j In the Ixiberdo svt tor tlurc it fciit,t lian m in i eil artillery fighting. U. S. Battle Hymn of 400,000 7Ae Jfar At a Glance AFTKIt having pushed back the French lines along the westerly bend of the salient in the Malancourt region, north west of Verdun, the Germans have desisted for the present from further efforts to advance there. Further west. however, the crown prince's infantry has again been counterattacking in the Avo court wood. Paris declares, how -ever, that the attempts were fruit less. German airplanes have attempt ed another raid on Saloniki, ac cording to a Paris dispatch, but French airmen opposed them. Destruction of merchantmen by German submarines In the new un dersea campaign is continuing. To day 'tbe sinking of the British steamer STiadem. of 3T:.j tons, is reported. Fail to Recapture Lost Posi tion, French Claim;Heavy Fighting Continues. Paris. France, March 30. Several German infantry attacks upon Avo oourt wood In an endeavor to take lost positions were made last night. The war office report of this after noon says these assaults failed. No further advances against Malancourt ware attempted by tbe Germans. East of the lleuse there was heavy artillery fighting. The text of the statement follows: "South of the river Somme. the en emy penetrated one of the advanced points of aw line west of' Vermaado villers, but was driyj.u out by a coun ter attack. -" ' West of the Ksusc, the Orrraans test sight delivered several counter attacks In the wood of Avocourt. All these assaults, however, were driven bsck by our eurtains of fire. There has been no new military endeavor in the region of Malancourt. Mines Thrunn In Illier. 'East of the Meuse and in the Woevre district, there have been in termittent bombardments. The Ger mans have thrown into the river Meusu to the north of St. Miliiel, a great num ber of floating mines, which, however, use at his ranch in Mexico. "In Lorraine there has been activity. There have been no other happenings of importance from any other point on the front. Aerial Ilombardments. "During the day of March 29, one of our aerial attacking squadrons dropped IS shells of large caliber on tbe Sab Ions railroad station and five others on the railroad station at Paxu -sur-Moselle. During the night of March 29-30, two French aviators bombarded tbe railroad station at Maisleres-les-Metx, seven miles north of Metz." l'rcurh Attacks Iiepulaeil. Berlin. Germany. March 30. The re pulse of repeated, attacks by the French In efforts to recapture petitions they had lost in the wood northwest of Avocourt is announced today by the German headquarters staff. Development of heavy fighting in the Franco-Belgian front south of St. Eioi and also along the adjacent line is reported by German army head quarters in today's official statement. GERMAN HOLDS UP MUNITION SHIP, BUT IS PUT ASHORE Lewes, Del., March 30. Ernest Schuler. a German, held up the captain of the British steamer Matapho shortly after the VMBaI lUUMi Sandv Hook last night bound from New York for ! Vladivostok with a cargo of munitions bnd war material. Schuler. who was a stowaway, put the wireless out of commission, locked the captain in his room all night and searched his papers and the ship's safe. The man is under arrest here, having been landed this afternoon. RUSSIA TO BUILD 662 MILE RAILROAD IN MANCHURIA Pekin. 'Chins. March 30. The Chi nese government has signed an agree ment permitting Russia to construct a railroad in Manchuria. The railroad will give Russia control in northern Manchuria, in compensation for the railway rights granted to Japan in southern Manchuria. Japan has con curred in this arrangement The new railroad bill be f.62 miles long. The route is part of that for merly negotiated for by Americans. GADSKI'S HUSBAND HELD AS WELLAND CANAL PLOTTER New York, March 30. Capt Hans Tajscher, husband of Johanna Gadski, tbe opera singer, and said to be an of ficer in the German navy, was arrested today by special agents of the depart- ineiii ui justice. ui a. -vturrHUl cnargtng him with beins concerned in nlleged conspiracy to blow up the Welland ca nal in Canada. HEAVY FIGHTING REPORTED AT THE GORIZIA BRIDGEHEAD Berlin, Germany, March r.rt. (l!y wireless to TucKerton.) a vioUnt bat. HNS AM ABORT 100 TRAINMEN ASK 8-HOUR DAY WITNESS n 5TILLMISSING Undertaker is Needed By District Attorney in the Peck Murder Case. New York. March 30. One important witness desired by tne district attor ney to complete tne chain of evidence in the Peck murder cafe was still missing early today. He is Eugcns O. Kane, the embalmer, who, according to Dr. Arthur Warren Waite. accepted 59,000 in cash, as part payment of 25,000 Waite was to have given him for swearing that lie used arsenic in embalming the body of Waite's wealthy fatherinlaw. John E. Peck, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The district attorney has ordered Kane's arrest on a charge of conspir ing to hide a crime. He wishes to question him also to learn whether others were involved in the alleged conspiracy. John S. Potter, the under taker who had charge of Mr. Peck's funeral and who employed Kane as embalmer, reiterated under a strict ex amination last night that be had no part in the supposed plot. Waltc'a attorney, Walter R. Duel, now Insists tht his client had no In tention of laying the groundwork for an insanity plea when he told the dis trict attorney that an evil spirit which he called "the man from Egypt" drove him to poison Mr. Peck and his wife. IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE IN CL0UDCR0FT Alamogordo. X M.. March 30. Cloud croft will be improved this spring to the extent of $12,000 or IS. 000 before the resort season opens on or about May 13. Stanley Bevan. an El Paso contractor, left this morning- for El Paso, after having visited Cloudcroft to make an estimate ou the repairs ' . and improvements. Tbe attic of the T.lfrA will h finfahiMi. addincr some I 12 ojrije rOBM.lo MWWptclty ef the hoetjery. . and the company s cottages art will Tie omrhanle'd and repainted. Mr. Bevan did not say when the work would be commenced, but It will be in time so there will be no delay in open ing tho resort SENATE FAVORS INQUIRY INTO GASOLINE "TRUST" Washington; D. C, March 30. Agita tion over tht soaring priue of gasoline came up in the senate today and ended in the adoption of a resolution by senator Martins, directing the attorney general to investigate whether rising prices are the result of an unlawful conspiracy. Senator Marline's resolution was prefaced by a preamble asserting that the "Standard Oil trust'" controled the gasoline output and prices. "Every senator here knows ha doesn't think," said senator Stone, "that consumers of gasoline are being robbed by some thieves." CAPT. STACEY REMOVED, SAYS GOVERNOR HUNT Phoenix. Aris., March 30. Gov. Hunt announced today that tbe war depart ment had granted his request for the removal of Capt Cromwell Stacey an Instructor-Inspector of the Arizona mi litia. Stacey has not been notified of his removal. Gbv. Hunt refused to sav how he reconciled his request for Stace's re moval with his letter to the secretary of war. Dec. 21, in which he praised Stacey highly and requested that he he directed to take entire charge of the regiment conferncFoFstateIank examiners called april 3 Austin. Tex.. March 30. A call for the quarterly conference of the state bank examiners was Issued today by commis sioner of Insurance and banking Pat terson. Under the call the examiners will meet here on next Monday, April 3. for a three days' conference. There are now 18 state bank examiners in the field. PLAN NEW SCHOOL HOUSE IN LA MESA COMMUNITY Chamberiho. N". M.. March 3o! Plans are being made to put up a school house in the southern part of the La Mesa district MHLDIIL'M lllSTfHS WBST VOll TlilALl 31 lit lHll ClIAIUiKI) Rawlings. Wyoming, March 30. Rob ert Meldrum arrived today and sur rendered to the sheriff for a third trial on charge of murder in connec tion with tbe killing of "Chic" Bowen, at Bagge, Wyoming. Officers have, been searching since February 14 for Meldrum, who was under $18, DUO bond. Meldrum said lie left Wyoming be muse he was informed his bondsmen would be released from financial lia bility and returned when he learned they would be held. He forniei ly was city marshal at Telluridc, Colo , and Baggs, Wyoming. ADMITS CIIISCK FRAUDS IX i:t 1'ami. l'OLici: ti. nr San Diego, Calif.. March' 30. Aftet having: been arrested here yesterda. John H. McFadden confessed, according j to the police, he passed bad checks in KI i'aso, .iuuquerque, xriuiuau, Den ver and Boulder, as well as li. Los An geles and other coast cities. Mc"adilii, who is ZC years old, lived in Boulder, Colo. lillOUGII LKADS AIIKAXSAS I'ltniAitY for (itiviiiivnn Little Hock. Ark.. Mar. 30. With in complete returns from Tn of 7S counties, lir C. II. Brougb. of Fayetteville. H TuOO votes ahead of .tudpe, I, C. Smith of Pcvvitt. his nearest opponent in the 1 leniocratic primary foi novcinor. The Democratic nomination in At Kansas n equivalent to election. 1916 (Mex.): "Give Me Three Grains of Corn, Mother 180 S IDIVEO II i DEMANDS - Time-tind a Half For Over- time Included in Proposal dade By Railroaders. RAILROADS WILL REFUSE, IS BELIEF Unions Say They Have No Intention of Talking Stride Or Giving Uulimaium. NEW YORK, March 30. The de mands of nearly 400,009 locomo tive engineers, firemen, and conductors and brakemen were pre sented to the general managers of the several railroad companies involved at their headquarters in different parts of the country today. The employes, who belong to the so-called Big Four unions, ask for an eight hour day with out reduction in pay and time and a half for overtime. The railroads have until April 29 to reply. It is understood that the railroads already have made ready a tentative answer which amounts to a conditional refusal that leaves the way open for further negotiations. The demands of the men went to the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad yesterday and the eight hou,r proposal was refuged, Unions Hxplsln Position. The position of tli unlaw is u plained in a statement by the execu tive committee of the adjustment boards, which has charge of the sub mission of the demands today. The statement says: "lu making the demand for an eight J hour day, the unions feel themselves I justified, believing that trains can be so managed that the 100 miles required of a railroad per day can be put inside of eight hours. .-48 the train service is now, single crow engines in the switching service, on which only one crew works In the 24 hours, are ofteen compelled to work from ten to 16 hours a day. It Is injustice such as this that the railway unions want ended. Will Work for :tO Days. "We will submit our demands all over the United States. Then we will attend to our regular ' routine work until the end of 30 days given the railroads to consider our demands, when we will return to receive the re ply of the railroad companies. We will ask the general managers to discuss the demands through their general managers' committees. Our desire is to open negotiations with the railroads in ouy demands, and we have no in tention of talking strike to the rail roads or submitting an ultimatum." Meeting Are Arranged. Arrangements already have been made here for a meeting of represent atives of the employes and managers of the Erie, the New Jersey Central and the New York Central railroads to day. Railroads Submit Proposal. Eastern railroad managers replied to the demands by submitting proposi tions of their own for discussion. The demands of the employes are not re fused. "What the railways want is an open door," their reply state. The reply was sent today .to the of ficials or the four brotherhoods imme diately after receipt of the employes' demands. ISO Railroads Ininlvnl. Chicago, 111., March 30. The demands presented today by representatives of the so-called Big Four trainniens' unions involve 180 railway systems with 248,000 miles of right of way ex clusive of terminals and yards. In the western territory there are 100 rail roads with 138.000 mileage. In the east ern territory SO railroads with 63,000 mileage, and in the southeastern ter ritory, 20 railroads with 47,000 mileage. MINERSRELEASED ON MURDER CHARGE; HELD ON ANOTHER Pueblo, Colo., March 30. Eight for mer coal strikers held in the county jail for two years in connection with the killing of Luke Terry and several mine guards at La Veta, Colo., during the southern Colorado coal strike in 1913, were ordered released by judge Essex, in the district court today, sus taining a motion by their attorney set ting up the statute of limitation. They will be liberated within the next few days and will be removed to Walsenburg, it is said, to face grand jury charges involving the death of a mine guard. The dismissal here affects the In formation charging the murder of mine guards Bryan and Whltten. The defendants are Charles, Ed. and Dan Richards, Marcus Martlnolich, John Klockhart. Charles Shepard, Pete Rich and Frank Krtiper. THE DAY IX COAGRESS. Senate. Resumed debate on army re organiiation bill. House. Secretary Daniels testified be fore the naval committee. PNcinsion of the Humiliation bill uas ribumed. " : illOTETOGllliraD TO THE AMERICAN AW IN ffiXIC Carranza Government Takes Over Best of Two Remain ing Serviceable Engines on Mexico North Western; American Army Supplies Continue to Go By Way Columbus; Afraid to Ship Through Juarez. ACOM.'EHEXCE was held at It oclork Thursday morn ing at the Mexican consul ate in EI Po at viblch Gen. George Bell, Jr., Gen. Gabriel Gavlra of the the Juarez gnrrlson. nnd Andres Garcln. the Mexican consul In this city, were present. Gen. Dell read to Gen. Gavlra n telegram that he recelted Thursday morning from Washington relative to the urgency of shipping supplies to the Ameri can expedition, and Gen. Got Ira re plied that he would take the mat ter up at once with his commander In chief. Gen. Alvaro Ohrrgon at' Uneretaro, and advise Gen. Bell later in the day nhat hla Instruc tions were. The exact contents of the telegram were not given out, though It Is believed that the text was similar to the position taken by depot quartermaster, Mb J. Wil liam KIHott. wbo stated that he was unwilling to ship United States supplies to mercbants In tbe Casas Grande country and did nut care to make shipments unless to tbe government officials direct. NOTWITHSTANDING the permis sion granted by the Carranza officials for the shipment of supplies by Individuals for use of the American army in Mexico, nothing was pent over Wednesday night or Thursday from 111 Paso bv the army Itself, though certain individuals have, Txseii making shipments for several days with a view to selling them to the army. Under the new construction, grocers and others having contracts to supply the army, may ship direct to agents In the field, for delivery to the army, but tbey must take the risk of losing their goods in wrecks or holdups be tween Juarez and the American forces. This local firms are disinclined to do and V. S. officials decline to guar antee the safety of such supplies un less permitted to guard the railroad with American forces. o Locomotives. The Mexico North Western railroad over which it is proposed to ship sup plies to the punitive, expedition in Chihuahua, has only two engines that couM l.c us il for tlni purpose, it is VILLA FORGES EN REPORTED TRY Wires Say Bandit and His Followers Located at Santa Tomas, Headed South for the Guerrero District, After Burning the Bridges Along the Mexico North Western Railroad in Their Retreat. CAKRAXZA troops have again en gaged Villa forces and Villa is agair believed to be in "a trap," accord ing to the radiogram received by the International News Service Thursday morning from Damon Runyon, staff correspondent for this service in the field with Gen. Pershing's column. . The message, which was brief be cause of the limit placed by the mili tary upon all wireless messages sent by correspondents, reads as follows: "Scouts from '.advanced points have brought back the report that another engagement has taken place between Villa and the Carranza forces. Villa is said to be entrapped and the fight indicates that the Crrranxa troops are carrying out the promise of cooperation fully. Two miles of motor trucks ar rived here oday (Wednesday) " The name of the town from which the message was sent was not given in the radiogram but It ia believed that it was at Casas Grandes. Villa was reported at Santo Tomas Wednesday and Is proceeding south along the Guerrero river toward the town of Guerrero. This information was. received by the military authori ties in Juarez. As the Villlstas moved south along the line of the Mexico North Western from Temosaehic toward Santo Tomas. They are reported to have burned a number of bridges to pre vent the American troops following them by train. Villa is thought to have spent me nignt Tuesday tn sanio to. mas and is now moving south into the heart of the Guerrero country with his men. This section is Villa's old home and bis first wife, L.uz Corral, is said t have been born at Santo Tomaa. There are many former Villlstas living in tho Guerrero district who will aid Villa and who will do everything possible to prevent his pursuers from over taking him. Had Itevolt There. Santo Tomas was a scene of a small revolutionary activitv during the Dlai legime when a number of armed men took the field against the Diaz govern ment, lertcral troopa were sent out ftom Chihuahua citv on horseback and, with mountain cannon, attacked the said, and at noon Wednesday the best of these was taken over by the Car ranza military. The road has a number of other engines, but they are in such a condition that they cannot be used for long hauls. The management stated that they would break Into pieces If they attempted to negotiate a sboo-fly track. It was also stated by the railroad officials that under the most farqr nble circumstances a train of freight could not be made up and started for the Casas Grandes country before Saturday. The railroad men were asked if they had as many as 100 cars that could be used In tbe shipment of sup plies, and the reply came that they did not have 50. rienty of Supplies. MaJ. Wm. Elliott. deDot quartermas ter at El Paso, stated Thursday morn ing that the punitive expedition in Mexico has 30 days' supply of food stuffs in advance, part of it already at Casas Grandes and part en route, and that he has no intention, unless iMMltlvelv Instructed, of making ship- menu to the Casas Grandes country over the North Western railroad for the use of the army, unless he can make his shipments direct to the United States government I "I know." the major continued, "that I three cars of foodstuffs and supplies wer started across to Juares Wednes- , day with a view to shipping to Casas Grandes, but the army had nothing to do with the shipment The merchan dise in those cars is consigned to in dividuals at Casas Grandes and they are shipping and disposing of it en tirely a.t tkUr own risk. Merchants Ilefune lUk. "Only this morning, two El Paso merchants were up to see me about making Shipments to Casas Graudes. I told them that if they would ship direct to the government- and assume all the risks, we would make a con tract with them. This they refused to do. "Wednesday night we shipped seven solid carloads of provisions to Colum bus. I don t Wish to ship into Mexico save under the same conditions. "If merchants in El Paso should es tablish branch houses in 'asas Grandes or below that point and ship in supplies. I suppose as the army might require things in that country it would buy th. m. but for me to guar antee foodstuffs shipped do ah over the (Continued o puce ". Col. X.) GEO AND IN TRAP G TD FLEE S town of Santo Tomas, where the revo lutionists had taken refuge. The bombardment lasted several hours and a number of buildings in tho old town were destroyed ami never rebuilt, ac cording to Americans who have been in the town. T TRANSPORTATION ARRAIGiENTS USSATISFACTORfTOTREOiARI WASHINGTON. D. C, March 30. The state department will negotiate with Carransa fur ther to bring about a more complete understanding regarding use of Mexi can railroads pending the completion of the proposed protocol with the de facto government to cover the entire subject of the International pursuit of Vlllai .No locomotives are available for use 'on the Mexico North Western, it is understood. SJ AN ANTONIO. Tev, March 30 Although military supplies will be offered the management of the North Western railway at Juarez today for shipment to the -vmerican troops in Mexico, officers at army headquarters here regard the condition . ,, of the railroad so exoert- mental that the motor truck line from Columbus, New Mexico, will be main tained. Washington has imposed strict se crecy on Gert. Funston regarding plans for using the Mexico North Western railroad under conditions Imposed by the Mexican de facto government. He would not say whether the Immediate use of the line would be ordered. Gen. Funston received from Washington last night a code message believed to con tain instructions rewarding the use of the Mexico North " estern and order.4 that supplies be tendered for shipment from UI I'aio to Casas urandes. Ho declined to comment on the message. Hope was expressed In military cir Evidence Found So Far Im plicates Subordinates; Men Higher Up Sought. WOULD BRAND THEM TRAITORS Fighting Between, Villa and Carrancislas Near Guer rero Reported. SAN ANTONIO, Tex March 39. Fighting three days ago between Villa troops and a detachment of Carranza s forces near Guerrero was reported today by Gen. Pershing to Gen. Funston. No details of the en gagement were given, but Gen. Persuing said Villa's men were moving south. It was believed Villa-was 4wlth them. WASHINGTON. D. C March 30. Agents "bY the department of justice have unoasared In New York and other citfes JWdenefc lli.-.t American money and supplies are slu ing Villa. The department is disin clined to act on its evidence, for that evidence at present involves only sub ordinate persons. The government in tends to pursue the trail, if possible, until it leads to the men over the sub ordinates. These men. it is under stood, will be subject to prosecution under charge of treason. If their Im plication Is established. Senate Listens to Iteports. The senate last week took cognizance of the many reports that Villa was re ceiving assistance from American sources who wer taus combating the efforts of their own army to kill o capture the outlaw. A resolution was introduced to brand such persons as traitors and prosecute them on charge of treason. The department of justice has investi gated the charge, often heard, that Ger man influence bns been disclosed In the actions of Villa, but no Indication has been uncovered. In order to circumvent, so far as po -sible. efforts of persons in the Unite i States to assist Villa, all branches of government service at shipping ami border ports are cooperating to pre vent shipments of supplies or nun -tions of war reaching Villa. HERRERA AT QUERETARO; ASKS SUPPLIES, IS REPORT San Antonio. Texas. March 30.--Miguel R. Dayila, an agent of the d Jwrtment of interior In Mexico, who inived here today from Queretaro, said he saw Gen. Luis Hen-era. thero three days ago. Gen. Herrera, who recently was reported to have rebelled against Carranza, went from Chihuahua city to Queretaro to talk to Carranza about securing more supplies for his forces in Chihuahua, Davila said. The only dispatches received at head quarters from Gen Pershing today dealt w 1th routine nutters. cles that further negotiations might re sult in the Mexican government mak ing certain concessions by which te shipping problem would be made easier. v For one thing, the army desires authority to place guards over supplies in transit, even if tbe goods must mo-... as commercial freight. May Move Base To HI Paso. If supplies shipped as commercial freight and unguarded an route by :nericmn troops arrive at their destin . tion with reasonable regularity a.n. without serious delay, the base a' tolumbus will be moved to 1 I'aso. It was indicated at Gen. Funston headquarters that the use of th. Juarez-Chihuahua line of the National Kailways (Mexican Central) would be asked for, if the bad condition of the North Western made it impossible to handle supplies regularly, or if the altered positions of the cavalry and supporting lines engaged in the pursuit of Francisco Villa made advisable the use of a shorter and more direct route. It was suggested that if Carranza di.l not object to the use of the North Western, he probably would not object to the use of the other line. Slay Ask For Train Guards. If demonstrated that supplies are h. -ing held up or mtertcred with on then way to the front. Gen. Funston. it .s cpecte.j. jx.tiu will urge tha pertni" sion be secured to place ecorts . t-ntns carrying them.