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Warren Evening Times (Newspaper) - March 14, 1916, Warren, Pennsylvania WARREN MERCHANTS' SPRING OPENING DAYS, MARCH 16. 17 and 18; SPECIAL DISPLAYS OF THE LATEST FASHIONS. DON'1 FAIL TO SEE THEM. The Times is generally recognized as Warren's Leading Daily Paper. WARREN EVENING TIMES A Newspaper is judged by its Circulation. Books are open CIRCULATION YfcSTERDAY "BEAUTIFUL. PROGRESSIVE. SUBSTANTIAL WARREN." A. B. C. VERIFICATION VOL. SIXTEEN WARREN, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1916. TWO CENrl> CLAIM TO HAVE VILLAJRAPPED Carranza Military Commandant at Juarez Says That Bandit Chief Is Hemmed In Practically on All Sides AGREEMENT WITH GARRANZA HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECT Conditions In Northern Mexico Show Marked Improvement; No Official News of the Movement of Troops El Paso. March 14. General 3riel Cavira. military commandante at Juarez and commander of the Carranza forces on the border, declared today that Vi'ia has been trapped in a mountain retreat in the Guerrero district and asserted that Carranzistas have the elusive hemmed in on every side. In the first interview granted since the Colombus raid. Cavira professed -confidence that Villa be soon capcured or killed and said he is thoroughly satisfied with the border situation since his conference with General Pershing. but whether the will co-operate with the Americans he could not say as no orders have been received from Carrar.za. Cavira disclosed the fact that his scouts have located Villa at Galena, more than thirty miles south of his last previously reported position. Advance Kxpectitl Hourly. El Paso. Texas. March News the advance of Americans into Mexico is expected here hourly today. Brig. General Pershing has left El Paso and has taken command of the troops on the border, which will iead in the pursuit of Villa and his bandit raiders. are Improved. Washington. March 14. President Wilson's acceptance of the Carranza reciprocal agreement in the border arrangements has had a most beneticient effect. This was admitted at the war office by Acting Secretary of State Polk today after a conference with President Wilson. Although no direct word has been received from Carranza agents throughout northern Mexico report that conditions show material improvement. There is a general air of confidence about the tSi.te Department thatthe situations is --improving. Mexicans Burn Bridge. El Paso. Texas. March' 14. The military authoritieswere notified that bridge 26S. on the Texas Pacific railroad at Wales-ford had been burned this morn ins. It is estimated that there are fifteen thousand troops along the border. They are armed with heavy field guns, mountain and machine guns. With the time for action nearing it is impossible to secure any definite information as to the size of the expedition from the military authorities. ARGUMENT IN SEMI-COLON CASE FINISHED YESTERDAY Matter of Whether or Not Commissioners Are Entitled to Per Year In making his 'he move ii'auiI..y nhavi> i-d from 51 to I uikniir cd th" pht: -orn-iir of a in ;i icrlai-.i of lh'U'.vfc of the .-u-t. n ies of. coi: Mi'fsioiitMv in thf.ii' off'iai-.r i .--eers cf '.he poor. PNfrif Arfornr-y i VC-ns yf ti-l fl.'.y i'ti1: i.iiii MJfs-. the of ih" ntpiulirg ihiv :i con v ov? t'je f thr act thun iiofAttornry I.vnns into the or tiio i-poi. Iho base ihcir claiii's for in salary. He -iriu-d H-a: in opinion ib-3 of the vr i di'i invcor, y jclr-a in niMi-1 whin ihcy f: raft oil iliv lull a> it woiilif work a <.ii a dozen in tho wiierv the an ?n a like iu county, with a tola population ot es.'; tlinn liitu liton.-MTifl. th-v romn iwi'onors s-.'ive p..; thr j-oor. Under the interpretation of (ho tht'.-e per yf-ir for Uu ;r n I r ll-.s net cop.-i ru-'d as .'ontesTi, Sl.XiHi ii wl'i'-li a iKirdshin on tnxiwyfrs o' i ho 'flirrc I'M-: n'lv fOnntifs in the stat" i.inc b'.it m TI be at. 'i' loriislr.tur-j in -ilnciiifr so t'v-t it ffllsirips of Knif as ovr-rf-orrs-c f th-' in .1 ion (In. should be laid at its door. He Hint the rourt put this on the use of ihe semicolon as omp'rtye, in tho It might not bo to statr that Ilicre is no nl'oi'r moliv> o'> he pnr' of the onnhtv in ibriucinc this -siii1; Hum t" have a court oniii'on n the It has hor-n broucrht the view to remove nil the constmc.t ion of tlio act (Continued on Two) CONSIDERABLE PORTION OF NEXT APPROPRIATION COMING HERE State Highway Commissioner Cunningham Tells Supervisors in Convention Today The biggest feature of the annual convention of the township road supervisors of the county, which is taking place today in the Court House, was the speech of State Highway Commissioner R. J. Cunningham. which was given this afternoon. About seventy supervisors are in attendance but their number was augmented this afternoon by citizens of the city and county at large anxious to hear the Commissioner at the time of his first public appearance in Warren. The morning's session was devoted to three addresses which were made by H. N. Keist. the County Farm Agent. H. V. Hazeltine of tiie Chamber of Commerce, and W. A. Wynn. of Harrisburg. formerly the district suj perintendent for the Highway Deipartment in Warren. Mr. Cunningham said in part this i afternoon: "I deem it a SJ'eat privilege to be with you today. I was particularly interested in your meeting this morning. It showed that the supervisors of Warren County at least are alive to the situation for better reads in Pennsylvania. "The Governor, when he appointed me, did so realizing I was neither an engineer nor a road builder. The governor is one of the greatest good road enthusiasts in the state. He believes it is more a business problem, the conduct of the State Highway Department. Good engineers are necessary, but business methods of the right kind are more necessary. "Last fall I was requested by the Governor to attend as many meetings ot" the township supervisors in the as possible. I am doing so. and seeking to find out close at hand what your needs are. "The road proposition is one of the most vital before the public today. Xo longer is the public satisfied to have roads in fairly good condition for a period of seven or eight months a year. They want them good twelve months in the year. "Pennsylvania's highway system, perhaps, is the most poorly laid out I t Continued ou Page Two) j is TAKEN FROM I THE MORNING TRAIN BY POLICE I j Tells Story of Leaving Place With When Summoned By Wife In New York Merry Koticher. a cutlery worker, about: 4.V years old. was taken from train No. 42 this morning by Chief of Police.' Haas. He is being held unI til Tidioute persons who declare they will charge him with obtaining money under false pretenses, put in an I'.ppearance. Koiicher left Tidioute this morning with tiie better part ot" in his pockets, bound for iS'ew York. About S.SO this morning Chief Haag received word over the telephone from Tidioute. that a man had taken money and was trying to leave the place on the morning train. There has been nc time to sweatout a warrant but a man had been sent along on 'tiie train who would point out the escaping person. The Chief of Police had no difficulty in finding Koticher. He had changed trains in Irvine. but that was nothingagainst him ;is he was bound to Xew York. .ir.d would have ciinnged'here anyway. Koticher takt'ii to the police station and toid his story there. He stated that he is employed by the Uoyal Manicure Couipsuiy, a branch the Tidionto Cutlery, of which. Harry Baldwin is manager. He originally haju-d iro-n Xew York, and n family tiiore. He has been sirious of bringing his family to Tiilioule. On March 7 He was advanced and yesterday he was given TROOPSREADYTO STARTPURSUIT Sufficient Force Is Now On the Border Says General Funston Lack of Cars Hinders the Movement of Troops DENIAL MADE THAT OUR TROOPS HAVE ALREADY CROSSED BORDER Practically the Entire United States Army Will Be Put at the Disposal of General Pershing for Campaign San Antonio. Texas. March 14. _ A sufficient force is now gathered at the Mexican border under the command of Brigadier General John J. Pershing to begin the pursuit of Francisco Villa, it was announced last night by Major General Frederick Funston. The general said that only the completion of plans for backing up the expeditionary force now was needed.. He was non-committal, however, as to the time necessary to accomplish this. General Funston declared reports th.it American troops had been ordered to cross the border in pursuit of Villa were untrue. Reiterating previous statements, he said it would be useless to send anything but a strong, well-prepared force into Mexico. That the force will be a strong one was indicated by a statement of the general tnat when expedition was organized, there would be only six or eight regiments other lhan those on the border, left in the United States. This did not take into account the troops in the Canal zone and the Philippines. Outside of mentioning two or three scattered movements the general refused to give any definite idea of the size OL the expedition. He said the Twenty-third infantry stationed at Galveston was expected to leave for the west, that part of the First cavalry had left San Francisco for the east, and would pick up the rest of the detail at San Diego, and that the second squadron of the Twelftu cavalry at Fort Robinson, Neb., had besjn ordered to start, but was being delayed by lack of rolling stock. To General Pershing will be left the final disposition of the expeditionary forces. Orders will be issued for the iorward movement by General Funston at Fort Sam Houston, but the hour when they will be executed will be decided bv tiie general in the field. The expeditionary force into Mexico is to.be equipped with a complete motor supply train, an innovation in the United States army, it was announced. The motor train carrying supplies will have an important bearing on the expedition's success. General Funston declares. Two hundred horses also are to be purchased at once to complete the cavalry quota of mounts. it became known that lack of ing stock, particularly in Arizona and j Xew Mexico, has hindered troop I transportation. MEN WHO ARE IN COMMAND ON THE BORDER. FORTS TO BE SUBJECTED TO A VERY SEVERE TEST Big Battleships Will Hurl Shells at Mobile Fortifications more with which to pay the expense j of moving ins family nr.d household goods. Last night, he says, he sot a telegram from wife calling him to Xew York. He was going as fast as he couid when the police took him off tho train this morning. If Koiicher got the money, as he says he did. it is doubtful ii" he can ue proceeded against, even if he were trying to skip the town, as the cutlery firm advanced him the funds of their
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