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Details of Pursuit Are Withheld But
All Reports indicate That Bandit
is Not Very Far Ahead.
San Antonio. Texas. - General l'ersh
iug led the greatest part of his force
beyond Cases (randes and personally
began the direction of operations that
it is hoped at heatdquarters would ter
initate in tIhe apture of Francisco
Villa. acol-ding to arly headcnuiers
lite. All ithe evidence secured indi
eated that Villa was not muany miles
aw'ay but whother he intended to con
tinue his flight or stop and tight still
rontainted unknown to the Americans.
G'eneral Funston withhehl all infor
niation as Io the details for the active
pursuit of Villa.
Two troops of the Twelfth Cavalry
at rired at Columbus and 'have been
se-nt forward to patrol this line along
which detachments of infantry also
have been stationed. From Columbus
to Cases Grandes supplies will be
moved by automobile trucks and wag.
Ons. ar~d. If permission is secured,
that nins of transpottation will be
supplemented by shipments over the
MCIican Northwestern Railway from
FEl Paso.
The negotiations looking to the
uses of the railroad as far south as
Casas Grandes had not been tremi
nated. according to General Funston
who pointed out what great assistance
the permission to make shipments bv
rail would be.
General Pershing's wireless equip.
ment was operated to better advant.
age. Trouble in coniniunicating bv
that means had been experienced blt
messages are now arriving at general
headquarters with less delay and great.
er frequency.
None of General Funston's infor
nr.tlon indicated the exact where
abouts of Villa but there was a dis
Position at his headquarters to regard
as perhaps true the reports coming
from official Mexican sources that he
had reached BRabicora in the district
of Guerrero, near his boyhood home.
Administration Leaders Hopeful of
Speed Action on Measures.
Washington.-Evidence of co-opera
tion between President Wilson and
adjournment at the capitol is seen by
administration officials jr, the action of#
the senate and house in advancing pre
paredness legislation ahead of others
bills and practically removing the Eu
ropean and Mexican questions from
the fiel of debate through votes sup.
'perting the president.
Although some congressional lead
ers, notably Speaker Clark, say Con
gross will be in session until Fall, ad
mninistration officials predict confident.
ly that adjournment would conme late
in June or early in July.
A great legIslative program still
awaits action. It includes the army
and navy bills, a tariff commissioni
bIll, the Philippine bill, rut-al credit
legislation, several appropriationi and
revenue bills, shippIng legislation. rev
enue measures and the Iimmigratio~n
bill. Comparatively little loss of time
is looked for, however, over any of
those measures except the shipping
and revenue b)ills.
One Killed in Southern Wreck.
Greensboro. -Southern Passenger
train No. 43 wias wrecked at James
town, 10 miles south of this city, a fewv
minutes before 8 o'clock, Oneo woman
was dead at mIdnight andl other pas
sengers of the train were reported in
serIous conditIon. A list of 13 persons
who were of the worst hurt was avail
able early. Others loss Injured were
numerous. The'passenger was crush
ed by derailed freight cara of regular
freIght train 74 whIch was speeding
northward on a parallel tracik The
Daqieonger was pulling away from the
station, hardly having gained motion,
The dead:
Mrs. M. 8. Hiatt of High Point, wife
of a rural mail carrier,
The list of injured followa:
Miss' Mary Green, Thomasville;
Frank Norris, Spencer; Louis Payne
and small daughter, of High Point:;
SCarolina Biggers, Thomaaville; J. A.
son, of Spencer; Louis Norris, of Spen.
cer; T. H., Cornell, Oak 111l1, Va.
Charlie -Mae Criddlebaughi, of 1ligli
Wpl2nt; 9arland Chapel, Ilighr Point;
SA. ?d. Ketter, of Charlotte,
Russians Start Offensive,
Leondon.-Withr the slackening of the
~ghting aroptnd Verdun, the Russians
have started a Lig ofrensive movement
Against the Germans on the 19astern
~'front .-A raid by. German seaplanes
Ion the east coast of Englanid and by
Frenoh airmen on Mets anld other Gler
man towns, tlie sinking of a French
torpedo-boat 'by a submarine in the
r{aic and tite reported torpedoing
dtfpt AustrSi hospital ship by an
~A ente. -iw wboat are recorded
tie~fcial ommnidta.
Bridagled General Pershing who is
now in Mexico leading in the hunt
for Villa and Bandits.
General Bertaini's Men Eager to En
gage With U. S. Troops-Exact?
Whereabouts of Villa Unknown.
Many Watch Soldiers Cross Border
Line to Begin Hunt.
Sall Antonio. Texas.---Brigadier en
ertal Pershing wit'h more than 4.000
troops began the pursuit in Mexico of
Francisco Villa, whose raid across the
border last week caused Presidett Wil
son and his cabinet to decide to use
the United States army to run him
(leneral Pershing's report that he
and his command had crossed the in
ternational boundary line just south
of Columbus. N. M.. have reached Maj.
Gen. Frederick Funston. in charge here
of general operations. Reports of the
progress in the country where search
has been begun will be made by Gen.
Pershing to Gen. Funston. but it is not
anticipated that these will be frequent
or deal with any but the more impor
tant developments.
How far into Mexico the column had
reached was not known here, nor did
General Funston appear greatly con
cerned. General Pershing's course for
the next two days is known at head
Quarters and not until after several
days are sharp developments expected.
Col. George J. Dodd. heading a smaller
column that entered Mexico some
distance west of Columbus. also is
moving in a southerly direction and
these two forces should be within
touch of each other soon. By that
time it is expected an infantry sup-.
port will hold the lines of communica
tion along which motortrucks for the
transportation of ammunition and sup
plies will ,be operated.
The censorship imposed by General
Punston was relaxed but efforts still
were made to keep secret'the details
of the plan of camp~aign. the exact
number of men engager'! and their ac
tual locations.
General Pershing's report of his en
trance into Mexico served to dispel
to a great extent tears In some
quarters that resistance would be of
fered by troops of the de facto govern
ment. Colonel Blertaini, the command
cer of the Carranza garrison at Palo
mas, on the south side of the dividing
line, promptly joined General Pershing.
Ills force was only some 400 meni. but
they were repor-tedl to have displayed
willingness and eveni eagerness to join
in the chase. As a body the Mexican
troops wIll remain under their own
commandler, hut a number of them are
being employed as scouts by General
General Pershing has gone into
Mexico with ordlers to overtake and
wiipe out Villa and his organizationi.
Unless orders to the contrary are re
ceivedl from those higher in authori
ty thant General Funston, the cami
lpaign that wias begun will continue
tmtil Villa is captuired or killed. No
limits have been placed on the fild
of operations. After the campaign is
well under way, it was poInted out,
circumlstanecns may cause restrictions,
but juat now the troops are prepared
to go anywhere to carry out the presi
(dent's orders.
There are now available in this do
partment for operations in Mexico
more than 20.000 troop~s and plans
for recruitinig the companies to full
strength are expected to increase the
number quickly. Cavalry posts have
been relieved by infantry in most
cases in order to fturnish a more me
bile force for the pursuit of Villa, al
though in the expedItion that wvent in
today there is a consider'able force
of artillery which can be reinforced
at alny time by several mocre batteries
now held on the American side within
easy distancen of the border.
Bandst affiliated wvith Villa in' the
north have not Indicated tht ir inten
tions, but br'isk activity con th elir part
will not surpriiso American army of.
ficera. It Is antIcipated that in chas
ing Villa these bands will have to be
met from time to time And enlgagod.
NothIng in the day's reports indi
euated that the dlefectionl of the small
Carransa garr-ison at Ojinaga hadh beenl
rollowed by other Mexican government
troops and .action of Col. Dortaini's
trocops in johinng the Americall cxpedi.
tion;Atapported beliof that most of Qa .
sa#va tcirees would elttf him i
~ ti160 091d11
Some Think Bill Does Not Go Far
Enough, But Generally There Is
No Opposition.
Washington.-Natonal dleise leg
islation overshadowed every other leg
islative issue in both houses of Con.
gress. The fact standing out most
Mharply from a whole day of deba(e
and discussion was that only one voice
had been raised against military pre.
palredness as a national policy; that
of Moyer, London of New York, the
only Socialist member of congress.
The house completed more than halt
of its set schedule of 10 hours general
debate on the army increase bill.
'More than two score members ex
pressed their views. The great ma
jority favored the committee bill,
which is the most sweeping military
ilmeasure ever considered in the coun
try in peace times. Many amend
ments to be offered were announced,
however, which will delay voting on
the bill.
In the senate. Chairman Chamber
laIin announced that he would seek to
have the military committee's perfect
ed army bill taken up tit once. The
water-power bill must be displaced to
permit this. President Wilson's ap
peal for haste on preparediless meas
ures. it was thought would induce the
power bill advocates to yield their
place without a struggle.
The failure of any organized oppo
sition to the purposes of the army bill
to show itself on the house floor led
Representative llay, chairman of the
house committee, to abandon the night
session provide( for under the special
rule which gives the bill right of way.
The amendments cannot be taken up
until the 10-hour general debate is end
ed. After that the flve-ininute speech
rule will apply, so it was regarded as
useless to hold night sessions.
Some Disorder Along Border at Tam
pico and Torreon.
Washington.--The main American
expeditonary force fin Mexico had en
countered none of Villa's outlaws, ac
cording to reports received by the
War Department in field wirelss ies
sages relayed by telegraph from a
point along the international border.
Officials took this to mean that
Villa and his bandits were fleeing be
fore the American advance and doubt
edI that they would attempt to make
a stand. Army officers thought the
campaign would develop quickly into
a guerrilla warfare, if any opposition
at all was encountered. The War De
partment had no confirmation of bor
der reports that snipers had fired on
the American troops.
In the senate a concurrent resolu
tion by Senator LaFollette declaring
that congress approved the use of the
army to pursue Villa and giving fur
ther assurances that thue sovereignty
of Mexico was not to be encroached
upon by the punitive expedition was
unanimously adopted wvithout debate.
Reports to the State and War De
partments indicated that condlitions
generally in the intorior- of Mexico
were fairly quiet. General Funiston
reported in 0one dispatch that there
was some excitement at various points
along the frontier.
Amerleans Reach Cases Grandes.
101 Paso. Tex.--One of the American
columns in Mexico was definitely lo
cated on the outskir-ts of the Casses
Grandes region between the towns of
Jainos and Ascenclon in a statement
issued by General Gav-ira. Carranba
commander at Juarez. Simultaneously
came the fir-st indication of activity
on the part of Villaista forces and of
their intention to resist the American
expeditions, ini news received that
Villa's followers had burned a railway
bridge on the Northwestern~ Railroad
of Mexico between Summit and San
Pedr-o. Chihuahua.
Soldier Made Good Shot.
Columbus, N. M.----lt was learned
that the shot which killed Colonel
L~ope, Villa's first chief, during the
raid, was fired by an American trooper
a'. 1,200) yard(s. Lopez fell at the first
shuot. Much of the other shooting was
at distances of 600 and 800 yardls.
InvestIgate SInkIng of Turbantla.
WVashilngton.---Amican(~j1 consuils in
I lollanid havo been instructed to In
vesfligibe tho sinkig of tho Dutch
lline-rTuhanitia with Americans aboard.
salid to have boon torpedoed.
Storm lnterferoe WIth DIaz Plane.
ilrownsv-ille. Tox.--The schooner La 1
P~rovideninii port of origin unknown
undl with a Mexican crew, is agroumd
)iid Is being lashed by the high seas<
aff the Mexican coast south of the
mouth of the Rio Grandoe RIver, ae- 1
Tording to a report to the local UnIted
states euatonms house here. It was re
iorted that the veuael carried 800 f
'ifieo, and a quantity of ahfmunitlon
mid~hat four members of the crew had a
>eonl arrested by Mexicant sodlers anid 11
gore being brought to I'atatote,.op. i1
i0#hto hora - c
Mrs. Hugh L. Scott Is the wife of the
Chief of Staff of the United States
Official Dispatches Indicate That Car
ranza is Determined to Capture
Villa and Bandits.
Washington .-While there were in
dications In official dispatches from
Mexico that the do facto government
was making a supreme effort to cap
ture Villa and his bandits with its
own forces, there was no sign that
General F'unston's orders to proceed
on the same errand had been modified
in any way.
Word that American troops had
crossed the border was still lacking
the war department itself not having
been advised as to when the movement
would begin.
Congress took active notice of the
border situation for the first time.
The house passed a joint resolution
authorizing the recruiting of the mo.
bile regular army to full strength.
This means the addition of approxi.
mately 20,000 fighting men to the in.
fantry, cavalry and field artillery.
The step was suggested by the
army general staff. Ever since the
patrol of the border began the army
has been greatly handicapped by the
skeleton organization of ,regimentis,
companies, troops and batteries. The
force that occupied Vera Cruz had
similar difficulties, some of the com
panies there being less than 40 men
Secretary Baker conferred with Sen.
ator Chamberlain and Representative
Hay, chairman of the congressional
military committees. The resolutions
was Introduced by Representative Hay
immediately upon his return to the
capitol. Its consideration was expe
dited by unanimous consent and its
passage followed with only Representa
tive London, Socialist, voting against
The state department has forwarded
by cable, telegraph, radio and mail
full statements of all that has trans
pired since the raid upon Columbus
and of the attitude of the United
States government and its reciprocal
agreement with the Carranza govern
ment to consuls and state department
agents throughout the Southern Re
public. It is expected these officials
will correct immediately and author
itatively any misstatements or mis
apprehensions In their districts.
Excitement at Torreon Subsides.
Torreon, Mexico. - Excitement of
Mexicans over entry of American,
troops into Mexico had subsided con
siderably. Forty Americans left here
for the United States and their train
was reported safely past Ilipolito,
which put it beyond the district where
bandit attacks had been feared.
Crossing Witnessed by Hundreds.
El Paso, Texas.--American troops
were on Mexican soil 60 miles west of
[ere, the vanguard of an expedition
Kathered in less than a week, but one
:>f the most powerful forces assembled
by this country since the Spanish
American War. They were out on the
d[entical hills where one week ago
Pancho Villa led 1,200 of his bandits
;tealthily up to the American border.
o make an early morning rush upon
he sleeping American city of Colum
ins, N. M., and murdered 17 Amern
anls. eight of them soldiers, and one
I woman.
The elements of the armament of
his force. its numbers and the diree
ion or direstions In which its various
'olumns headed after they passed the
titer national line wvas a secret hell
>y the military consorship.
The more important fact that the
mericans had gone into Mexico
tai, w-as an event witnessed by hun
reds of spectators who crowded into
'olhims. They saw the troops move
ff toward the boundary line, until
lthen the men crossed they were tiny,
ut distinct brown lines in the dis
anice in the clear western lar. As
ho troops passed farther into the low 't
ravel hills, clouds of white dust hid
he men and their further movements I
S effectually as the Censorship. B~e- E
lnd the troops who mnoved- forward. I
ew- regimenta rapid)? -Alle4 the -va- e
atet CMinne InD sm a
'~'~ '~L F.SECRECI
Villa Is Far in South and it Will Re.
quire Several Days For U. S. Sol
diers to Reach Territory.
Wiashington.-An impenetrable wall
of secrecy surrounded the movements
of Amerienn troops beyond the Mexi
cin border. So far as official Wash
ington was advised the coluins vir
tulily might have vanished into thin
air when they crossed the interna
tivnal boundary in pursuit of Villu.
E.ven the conimadder-in-chief, Preai
dlit Wilson, did not know where Gen
eral Pershing's men wore.
Secretary Daker received virtually
no reports from General Funston deal.
ing with events beyond the border.
lie said he did not know whether the
troops had proceeded southward fromx
their first bivouac on Mexican soil.
Not a single dispatch from the border
was made public during the day except
one reporting the death of Lieutenant
Zell, Ileventh Cavalry, at the Colum
bus hospital where he took his own
life in a ;it of despondency.
Army officials were convinced that
1)0 Important developments were to
be expected for several days yet. It
seemed plain from the day's accu
mlulation of rumors that Villa was
far to the south of his American pur
suers. The War Department would
not divulge any details of the num
ber of troops across the border or of
the regiments sent. Press advices,
however, showed that infantry accom
panied the cavalry and artillery out
of Columbus in the main column.
That means slow progress across the
desert. It will take days, it is said,
to cover the distance to Galena, the
last town where Villa was reported
unofficially to have been seen.
American consuls in Mexico so far
have been able to give little aid to
the troops, although all are on the
watch for information that might in
dicate the bandit's movements. Con
sular advices continued to report gen
erally quiet conditions. Officials dis
played some concern over the situa
tion in the Tampico district, hbwever,
where there are signs of unrest. The
battleship Kentucky was ordered back
to Vera Cruz from New Orleans, Sec
retary Daniels explaining that navy
vessels now on the Mexican coast did
not have radio equipment powerful
enough to insure uninterrupted com
munication with WVashington.
French Repulse infantry Attack at
Le Mort Homme.
London.--Repulse at the hands of
the French again has been the net re
suit of a German infantry attack laune
suIt of a German infantry attack
launched with huge effectiveness after
a heavy bombardment against French
position at Le0 Mort H-omme. north
west of Verdun. The Germans, w-ho
attacked in serried masses, were dIvy
en eastward toward the Bois des Cor'
beaux, where the French guns inflicted
heavy casualties on them.
The attack at Le Mom: Hlommie con
sttuted the only infantry maneuver
along the entire French front, but from
Belgium to the Vosges. the artillery
on both sides has bee)) activ-e at nunm
erous points.
Around Douamount and the village
of Vaux the big guns are Operating
with redoubled violence, while south
ward in the Woevere the artillery duel
ward in the Woevre. the artillery
duels in the Meuse hills continue.
Left Mexico In Box Cars.
Laredo, Tex.-Traveling the entires
distance in box cars. C. A. Williams.
United States consul, and 45 other
Americans arrived here from Torreon.
Mexico. Their departure, they said,
was not caused by any overt acts on
the part of Mexicans or failures on
the part of de facto government of.
ficlals to offer protection.
Vote to Retain Sugar Tariff.
Washington.--With 13 Democrats
Ind the one Socialist member oppos
ing, the house by a vote of 346 to 14
passed the administration bill to retain
the present tariff of one cent a pound
n shgar instead of permitting the free
ylause of the Underwood..nmons ta
'1ff act to go into effect May 1. The
ueasure now goes to the senate. Do
ate on the measure aroused little en
husiasm until late in the day when
Miajority Leader Kitchin took the floor
e close the argument.
Dutch Steamer Lost in North Sea.
London.-The Iolland Lloyd pas
enger steamer Tubantia sank off the
~cordlhinder Lightship as the result
if striking a mine or an attack by a
ubmnarine. All the passengers, among
rhomi are said to have been) sevoral
tmlericans, and the members of the0
rew, are believed to have been res
aed. The steamer carried between
I) and 90 passengers and a crew of
6'0. She was a vessel of 15,003 tons.
'he first flashen frotu the liner said
he had been torpedoed and was sink. '
A - .....i
ERUNA protects the fanl
againist ,coughs, cold catarrh
brorchitis, catarrh of the stomiin
liver and kidneys. It is jun a
sure to relieve a case of cathtrrh of
the bowels as it is a case of cai:nvrik
of the head.
Anyone suffering from a
severe or mild, acute or chronic, il
any organ 6r part of the huImax
body, should at once get a botde o f
As soon as the value of p A. a
is fully appreciated in every, house.
hold, both as a preventive :trte a
relief from catarrhal affetions
tens of thousands of. lives will b
saved and hundreds of thousands
of chronic lingering cases will be
prevented. PEAUNA, indeed, is a
household safeguard..
A course of PERUNA never fails
to brin relief in such cases, since
there is no remedy like it, as
thousands of people have testified.
reruna, Tablets are now avalsa lei
In corvenoent tins. aEasy to takee
Two Deluded Souls.
Bix-I wonder if Doctor Cook really
thought he discovered the North pole?
Dix-Possibly I We all make mis,
takes., Why, when I marrie(I my wife
I thought I had discovered paradise.
If cross, feverish, constipated,
give "California Syrup
of Figs."
A laxative today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Children simply will not
take the time from play to empty their
bowels, which become clogged up with
waste, liver gets sluggish; stomach
Look at the tongue, mother! If coat
ed, or your child is listless, cross, fev
erish, breath bad, restless, doesn't eat
heartily, full of cold or has sore throat
or any other children's ailment, give a
teaspoonful of "California, Syrup of
Figs," then don't worry, because it is
perfectly harmless, and in a few hours
all this constipation poison, sodr bile
and fermenting waste will gently
move out of the bowels, and you have
a well, playful child again. A thor
ough "inside cleansing" is ofttimes all
that is necessary. It should be the
first treatment given in any sickness.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask at the store for a 60-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," which has
full-directions for babies, children of
all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. Adv.
- Probably./
Wife--I don't know what makes
Aliss Crankleighi so positive about
Hub-Probably her sex, my dear.
Girls! Beautify Your Hairi Make it
Soft, Fluffy and Luxuriant-Try
the Moist Cloth.
Try as you will, after an application
of Danderine, you cannot find a single
trace of dandruff or falling hair and
your scalp will not itch, but what will
please you most, will be after a few
weekg' use, when you see new hair,
line and downy at first--yes-but real
ly new hair-growing all over the
A little Danderine immediately dou
bles the beauty of your hair. No differ
ence how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just moisten a cloth with
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is im
mediate and amazing--your hair will
be light, fluffy and wavy, and have an
appearance of abundance; an incom
parable luster, softness and luxuri
ance, the beauty and shimmer of true
hair health.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any store and prove
that your hair is as pretty and soft
as any-that it has been neglected or
Injured by careless treatment--t4hat's
all. Adv.
Cruel Comment.
"Mr. Smithers says he would die for
"lHe can't. He's too bald."
If you have eczema, ringworm or
>ther itching, burning, sleep-destroy
ng skin-eruption, try Rosinol Oint
nent and Rlesinol Soap and see how
luickly the itching stops and the trou
>le disappears. Reuinol Ointment is
leo an excellent household remedy
or dandruff, sores, burns, wounds,
hafihngs and for a score of othor uses
rhere a soothing, healing application
Rlesinol conitains nothing of a harsh
r injurious nature and- ean be used
-eely even on the most Irritated sur
ice. Every druggist sells Rlesinol
intmient and Resinol Soap-Ad,.
The death rate in the United States
r 1914 was 18.6 a 1.000, te lowest

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