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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOUNIXd, MAK'Cll 10. iniiv-FOt'HTF.FX l'AUKS.
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CAPTURE OF YAUX
FROM THE FRENCH
Village and Armored Fort. North
east of Verdun, Said by Berlin
to Have Been Taken by
ASSAULT IS MADE IN NIGHT
French Story Says Few Teutons
who Penetrated Village Were
FIERCE BAYONET FIGHTING
BERLIN, March 9. (Via Lon
don.) The village and armored
fort of Vaux, northeast of Verdun,
has heen captured by the Germans,
the war office anuounced today.
The announcement says that In
addition to the village and fort of
Vaux, numerous adjoining fortified
positions were captured. The as
sault was made In the night by
Posen reserve regiments.
Wench Report (nntrad Irtorr.
PARIS, March 9. The Germans have
been repulsed between Pouaumont and
the village of Vaux after several heavy
attacks, accompanied by Intense artillery
fire and violent Infsntiy &3saults. accord
ing to the French official statement,
which says the attackers were completely
defeated after having penetrated the vil
lage of Vaux.
The French official atatement issued
"In the Arg-onne our artillery has con
tinued Its bombardment of the enemy's
routes of communication, notably in the
eastern Argonne and In the region of
Mont Fmueon and Nautlllois.
"West of the Mouse the enemy at
tempted several counter attacks during
the night to regain trenches lost yester
day. Two abortive attacks were preceded
by an Intense artillery preparation di
rected against Bethincourt. The attacks
were stopped by our batteries, which pre
vented the enemy from debouching from
the Uorbeaux wood. The renewed ef
forts of the enemy have not been able to
dislodge ua from the large stretch of ter
ritory which we have reconquered and
"East of the Meuse the struggle la be
iog carried on with great bitterness since
VOsterdav. . At tha ami f tK. A..Minr
andi'durlng the night, between DouaU-J
inoni ana the vlllago of Vaux. the Ger
mans directed several powerful attack 4.
In spite of the Intensity-of the artillery
fire and the.vlplence of the. Infantry as
sault, 4he enemy was unable to make
any Impression on our line and has been
completely repulsed. Some detachments
of German infantry which had penetrated
the village of Vaux were driven out im
mediately at the point of the bayonet by
a counter attack,
"In the Woevre there haa been an in
termittent bombardment on both sides
without any infantry action. In Lorraine
a surprise attack west of the Le Pretre
forest resulted In the capture by us of
Paper Makers Ask
Women to Save Kags
WASHINGTON, March l.-An appeal
made to women in 1881 by paper manu
facturer to save their rags. Is recalled
today by the Department of Commerce
In a circular urging the country to hoard
both paper and rasa to avert a threat
rned shortage of paper making materials.
It Is declared the need is as urgent now
as then. A great part of the paper thrown
away every day should be used over
again, the. circular declares.
The paper saving crusade was suggested
by paper manufacturers themselves.
Itlseas1 ( anrai at Louisville.
LOUISVILLE. Neb., March 9.-iSpe-cial.)
The cltliene' party held a caucus
laet night in the city hall and nominated
the following men for councllmen: W. F.
Piers, B. H. Worthnian and It. C. Yant.
The drys will hold their caucus Friday
Forecast tilt 7 p.' m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
I'artlv cloudy: colder.
7 a. m. .
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3 p. ni
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i.oca I Hteora.
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isneal yesterday ?l 47 m
west yeateidav : "I :u
'an temperature 4 2''. Ss till
rcipiiauon 01 .) .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar-
rea trom the normal:
ormal temperature 32
xcesa for the day in
otal deficiency since March 1
-ormal precipitation 04 inch
'eflclency for the day 01 inch
4'otsl rainfall ln-e March 1 Ox inch
ficieney since Mar h 1 27 Inch
".xceas for cor. period. 1C15 l.: inches
.'eflclency for cor. period. 1814.. .36 inch
Reports fraaa Stall at T P. M.
.tatlon and State Temp. High-Rain-
or v iiuiir. 1 p. r
Cheyenne, partly cloudy ..52
Pavenport. clear 44
Denver, cloudy w
' W .)
lies Molnea, cloudy f.4
rv.de City, partly cloudy. 60
orth Platte, cloudy is
Omaha, cloudy f.7
ILapid City, cloudy r.4
Hants F, cloudy
Sheridan, cloudy ;a
Ioii city, cloudy 44
sl"nin. ruin .".4
4. A. WtlJU. ljvai Fnreiaaier
American Army Machine Guns
Won't Work and Villa Men Esr-
KL PASO. Tex., March 9. Failure of the machine gunA.;Y0$oi k at
the crucial time, when most needed at the beginning of the fight be
tween the Villa bandits and the Thirteenth cavalry at Columbus, early
this morning, Is the cause attributed for the escape of the bandits.
Private Johnson brought five wounded soldiers and one officer to
El Paso this afternoon.
The attack began near the edge of Columbus. There were no guns
or weapons of any kind in the hospital. Johnson said he killed one Villa
bandit with an ax, which he threw
hospital shouting "Viva Villa."
Johnson said that the body of Pablo Lopez, who directed the mas
sacre of the eighteen Americans at Santa Ysabel, two months ago, was
Identified. He exhibited what he said
Private James Venner, Troop K,
says he killed four Mexicans and was
when a bullet laid him low. He says
listas were .22 caliber rifles, and
Villa men, he said, were without machine guns.
MUST BE PREPARED,
SAYS GOV. CARLSON
Governor of Colorado. Before Noon
Day Club, Urges More Physical
Training for Boys.
MUST MAINTAIN STANDARD
"Destiny's proclamation Is ring
ing in the ears and beating upon
the conscience of every patriotic
American and are we ready?" in-
terrogated Governor George A. Carl-
Bon of Colorado in an address last
evening at the annual banquet of the
Noonday club, held In the Commer
cial club rooms. He was the prin
cipal speaker of the evening.
The chief executive of Colorado
declared that we must not allow a
century and a quarter of unparall
eled good fortune to so fill us with
complacency and self-satisfaction as
to blind our eyes to menacing for
eign foes and internal dangers.
He asked If, In the Unlit of history, the
American people are willing to scan the
horizon for impending peril with truth
ful eyes. "Are we willing," he ques
tioned, "to muke an inventory of our
internal assets to find 'out Just where
we stand, and then arc we wise enough
and honest enough with ourselves to pay
the price we must pay to maintain our
selves in history as an Independent re
public? - -
trong Men Needed.
"If our country should call for us to
morrow It might be necessary to march
forty miles a day over the roughest
country, to sleep on a frozen ground, to
dig days and nights without rest, nave
we the physical basis to do it? We
must ao train that If our country calls,
we men of today can deliver in brawn as
well as in brain. When men lose prldo
in vital, vigorous manhood, they always
turn their energies Into the trough of
dissipation. I believe in the develop
ment of the physical in our boys and
"I believe that in every school, in
every high school, in every college In
the country, the youth who is going to
partake of the blessings of tomorrow
should fit himself by trnining so that he
can assume the responsibilities of. tomor
Mast Be Brave to Be Free.
"Mlothers and fathers In their love
pray that their boy. may be kept from
the fury of wild storms, that he may
escape the pangs of hunger and the
horrors of war. but He who rules that
boy after he has put the parents into
(Continued on Page Four, Column Five.)
French Now Sure
Lines About City of
Verdun Will Hold
PARIS. March . The official state
ment published last night has dope much
to relieve the tension which had been
caused in the public mind by the ex
pectation of great onslaught on the main
French defenses on the west bank of
the Meuse. Press and public are now
more than ever convinced that the Ger
mans will not be able to take Verdun
Artillerymen on both sides are living
up to reputation already established for
the battle of Verdun as the greatest ar
tillery duel of the war. Many sectors
of the Fi. nch front on Sunday and
SH uiday last received an average of 1(M),
' sheila in twelve hours. Whole woods
''iv reduced to kindling material. The
i tie river at Forges disappeared alto
.ther. having been dam ined in half
i dozen places, and thirty feet of the
crest of IIIII No. 213, near Forges, was
I. low 11 away.
New Leads Watson
More Than Eight
INI.UA.. AI'OUS, Jnd.. March S. Wlth
'.74 out of S.17(i precincts of the state i1!
and with Harry H. New leading by S.M
otPS. Janus K. Watson today admitted
that he had been defeated on the first
choic e votes In Tuesiay's primary for the
republican nomination for fnlted Males
SOUP AT UNION LEAGUE
BANQUET TASTED BY CHEF
CHICAOO. .March . SoupH served by
the t'n'on I.eag.e club of Chicago are
tasted by one of t lie ht-fs before being
placed on the table, according to A. W.
Harris, head of Northwestern uunver
ity and a former piesMent of the 01-
utilization The a n angeiiient was made,
10 said. e ause of the ircent p iljun.iiH I order to confiscate the f'.our aa pernils
I the soup at a dinner tender- d An-h-j '" " loot, began stripping the ho ise f
shop Muiidelfin at the I'nh ct i.ll 1 1 ib 1 11 'oniliiucd on I'sgc T o-i.'ol. Three.!
as the fleeing Mexican passed the
were Lopez's leggins.
who was shot through the chest,
raising his rifle to fire at another
many of the guns used by the Vll
others were of ancient model. The
WOMAN CAPTIVE OF
VILLA TELLS STORY
She Says Bandit Rules Men by Fear,
! Using Flat of Sword on
TO LAY WASTE ALL OF. U. S.
COM'MM'S, X. M.t March 9.
Mrs. Maude Hawkwright. an Ameri
can woman, who said she was held
; captive by Villa for nine days and
was liberated in the midst of today's
declared late today that
Villa announced March 1 his inten
tion to attack Columbus and pro
ceeded north under forced marches
to carry out his purpose.
His men, with scant supplies of
water and meat, suffered severely,
she said, and many dropped from
their horses on the march to the
Boca Grande. Villa, she declared,
ruled them by fear and his officers
with the flats of their swords beat
thejsoldiers into animation suffi
cient to reach that point, where they
rested and prepared for the raid.
Tuesday, Mrs. Haw'-wrlght related,
Villa bandits attacked employes of the
Palomns Cattle comrnny engaged In
rounding up cattle, killing four Ameri
Ilna .40 Give baby Away..- ,
Mrs. WrlKit said her husband, Kdward
John Wright, formerly of Houston, Teat.,
and Frank Hnyden, a youth employed at
the Ia Booker sawmill, were taken from
the Wright ranch March 1 and, pre
sumably, killed. When she was taken
prisoner and forced to ride away with a
detachment of Villa's men, under Colonel
Nicholas Bervantes, she said a bandit
ordered her to giva her baby to a Mexi
Mrs. Wright was cared for today at
the home of Mrs. Slocum, wife of Colonel
II. S. Slocum, commanding the Thirteenth
cavalry.' There she toid the story of
her capture and experiences from the
tlmo she was taken from the ranch at
Colonial Hernandez, west of Pearson,
where the de facto Mexican government
was reported to hav maintained a heavy
garrison for the protection of Americana.
1'p to yesterday she said Villa wore civ
ilian clothing, a queer little round straw
hat and rode a small mule, but just be
fore the fight this morning he appeared
clad in the trim military uniform he used
to wear at Juarez and rode one of three
handsome sorrel chargers, which had not
been hidden during tho long march. Mrs.
Wright said Villa led nearly l.GoO men
upon the sleeping American town, at
which were quartered less than 300 Amer
Nlory of finard.
She said that some ot the men detailed
to guard her during the march north told
her that Villu had 3.000 men and 6,000
"It a!HHTa to me as if lie had twice
that many men and horse," she added.
Just before she and her husband were
taken prisoners with the Hayden boy,
Mrs. Wright said, the Villa men told her
they had raided Colonial Juarez, an
American Mormon Settlement west of
Pearson, looted all stores of .flour and
provisional and had killed some of the for
eigners. Rhe had learned nothing further
In corroboration of this story, she said.
"Servantes, with twelve men. camo to
the ranch the nit;ht of March 1," Mrs.
AVrluht said In her story. "They pre
tended to be Carranza soldiers and asked
me if I had any food to sell. My hmiband
and Frank Hayden had been to Pearson
buying supplies and were not at home.
I told them we had only a little flour and
meal Just enough for our family and the
family of a Mexican employe. I was cook
ing, In expectation of my husband s ar
rival home, and Bervantea asked if he
might buy one for his men. I told him I
would give him and his men something
Jant A boat Dark Tkra.
"It was Just about dark then, and my
husband came Into the yard with two
Puck mules, which be unloaded. Ah soon
, fi...t u"h d'ne some of the Mexicans
caught and saddled the animals. My hus
ba.. . cunie lino the bolide and said' That
looks bad.' I said we would have to put
Up with It and do the beet we could. Ser
vantes became impatient about this time
and demanded to see our stores of flour
and meal. As soon as I opened the store-
1 rMUii he ordered some of his men to take
all our supplies. Then they called my hus
band outside. The next I saw of him his
hands had been tied behind his bark.
"My husband called to Hayden, and he
also was tied. Then 1 went with my
baby In my arms to Servantes and told
him that he had eaten our food, taken all
of our floor and meal, leaving ua nothing
with which to prepare another meal, and
that 1 did not think It was Just to make
a prUnm r of my husband. Meanwhile
the soldiers, evidently tskinu Servant!
PHTM HIIMIWn MFVIPflMC
. soA . V.I.I1 llUllUllbl ll.hftlU. .1
BANDITS KILL 16
Villa Personally Leads Band of
1.500 Men in American Terri
tory and Attacks Colum
bus, N. M.
BATTLES WITH THE SOLDIERS
Fires Many Buildings Before Forced
to Flee Before United States
MANY OF THE OUTLAWS SLAIN
ni 1. M.TIN.
COLl'Mni'S, N. M., March 9.-
Personal papers of Francisco Villa
were contained in a portmanteau
found by a Vnited States trooper
Just west of the American camp.
COLUMBUS, N. M March 9.
Francisco Villa, outlawed Mexican
bandit, raided United States terri
tory today. With l.BoO men he at
tacked Columbus, killed at least
sixteen Americans and fired many
buildings before he was driven back
across the international border.
At least 250 troopers of the Thir
teenth United States cavalry fol
lowed the Villa band Into Mexico.
Reports to Colonel II. J. Slocum late
today stated that Villa had made a
stand five miles south of the border,
where spirited fighting ensued. In
this engagement an unnamed private
was killed and Captain Adjutant
George Williams was wounded.
The small detachment of troopers, un
der Majors Tompkins and l.lndsley. fight
ing dismounted, made a determined stand
against the renewed Villa attack and at
last reports were holding their ground.
The raid to American territory proved
costly to the bandit chieftain. The bodies
of eighteen Mexican bandits, including
Pablo I.o pel, second in command, had
been gathered and' burned before noon
and troopers reported an undetermined
number of dead still lying In th. brush.
Led to the attack under the slogan.
"Death to the Americans," Villa's fol
lowers fought with doaperat Ion. Just be
fore dawn they crept along ditches skirt
ing the Unltod States cavalry camp and
rushed the sleeping town, firing heavily.
The first volley brought American troop
ers into almost Instant action. While a
portion of the raiders engaged tha cav
alrymen, others detailed by the bandit
chieftain began applying the torch and
shooting American civilians who ventured
from the buildings.
Target for Salpera.
Lights in homes and public buildings
Immediately became targets for snipers
posted at Villa's direction. Other bandits,
creeping close to American homes, en
ticed a number of civilians into the open
with Knglish-spoken Invitations. A num
ber of fatalities are attributed to this
Stores were looted, oil was poured on
frame structures and the match applied
by still other bandits. The postofflee
was raided, fur :ture smashed, but the
lootera secured only one small registered
Many civilians barricaded themselves In
their home and fired at the Mexicans as
the darted through the streets.
The fighting in tho town ended al
most as suddenly as It began. Less than
two hours after the first shot was heard.
Villa's buglers sounded the retreat and
the invaders began a disorderly flight
closely followed by American troopers.
Villa In Charge.
WA.-IIINUTo.V, March O.-A dispatch
from General Pershing forwarded to the
War department late today through Gen
eral Funston, stated definitely that the
Mexican, raiders were commanded by
General Pershing's report follows:
' Slocum reports by telephone and asks
me report that Villa himself led the
charge through camp with a force esti
mated at from o to l.tmO men. Kleven
Mexicans were killed in camp any twenty-three
altogether ao far."
"Four enlisted nun killed and officer
and seven men were wounded, prisoners
state Villa very bitter, vowing deatli to
all Americans. Villa retreating into hills
Must llnl, ;0 Two SI lies.
"Sloium seut five trcops In tiursult
with' orders not to go more than two
nllcs beyond the border. Slocrm thinks
he his chough to handle situation and
recommends tint cavaliy be pent If any
numbers of trociui me to go after Villa.
"Several of the attacking party were
killed and several wounded bv the Amer
ican forces. The attacking p.ir'y burnel
the depot and pi Inc pal buildings St Co
lumbus. "Hie di purli n nt is In receipt ijf a. moll
dlp:itch dutid February 24 from Fron
lcra. In the slat ) of Buiiora. stating thi.
the grveni'if of thr state of Tohaso, by
a decree dated February ft, officially
changed the name of the capital of that
slat lio:ii Snn Juan Bautlsta to VIII 1
llc.'inoia." Trainmen Vote for
Parley with Roads
t'HlC.MIO. March .-lt was officially
announced heie tonight that the ote of
sr.u'O engineers, firemen and trainmen
of Atiieilcuu railroads overwhelmingly
favored authorizing union heads to enter
lilo negotiations with the railroads for
an eight-hour day..
VILLA, THE MEXICAN BANDIT, whose men have now
made a raid across the border and engaged in a deadly
skirmish with United States soldiers.
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SEEMS HEAR THE END
Washington Officials Say Wilson
May Have to Intervene in Af
'fairs in Mexico, ,
MASSACRE STIES THE CAPITAL
WASHINGTON, March 9. Faced
by a new crlHia in Mexican affairs
through the Columbus massacre, ad
ministration officials admitted that
President Wilson might find it dif
ficult to refrain longer from actual
What the administration leaders
who Tavor a watchful waiting course
fear most is an outbreak in congress
with its consequent effect upon the
At the White House the only word
given out was that steps would be
taken to punish the Villa bandits,
but it was not indicated whether
General Carranza would be called
upon to do so, or whether American
troops would bo sent over the line.
The State department is said to
have begun the draft of a memor
andum to General Carranza, based
on the report of General Funston.
The news spread over the capltol
with startling effeft. Senator Stone,
chairman of the foreign relations
committee, at once communicated
with the State department and also
arked Senator Fall for a conference.
Americana ( ruin llordrr.
An unofficial report recc, ved here and
transmitted 10 the ('iiriann ciii!ay
said the Thirteenth caxalry had crossed
tho border in pursuit.
General Fuston's report was sent from
Fort Hum Houston. Tex. It conveyed the
report made by f'olonel Slocum to hit
There were Indications that the Colum-
(Continued on I'age Four, I'oluinn Twe.l
Fall Wants Army of
Half Million Men
Sent Into Mexico
WASHINGTON. U (V. Mar' h 9 The
Mexican question broke out In congress
late today. Senator Fall of New Mexico
announced that he had prepared a reso
lution to authoriso rerrultlug an army of
MiO.OlO to Intervene In M-xIcn and aid
the existing aulhnrilica in stamping out
brigandage, while in the bouse Repre
sentative Mondell. republican of Wyo
ming, started debate with a speeeli at
tacking ti e administration s Mexican
OMAHA WOMAN FREED FOR
HASTINGS. Neb.. March -'Special
Telegram.) A Jury In the district court
today acquitted Mrs. Harry Kuih nhu uuh
of Omaha, charged with shooting her
mother-in-law, Mrs l". A. Itndenhauuh
with Intent to kill. She te II Cirri that ithr
had plannid to kill I crxclf if lit r hiis
band was kept away from her by hi.
parents. The bullet hit the mother-in
I law. but the Jury ipiiekly freed the il
I fciulant. A crowd that packed the con
' r om loudly cheered the verdict.
RAM AM AMFRIHAM TflViN
llflibf fill I II1II.I.IUI 111
v v.. 4
T: .e .v ;:!'.
v1:?v-- v Vv i
List of Victims
. Tha dead , "
A. X KITCKIB, hotel keeper. ' ''
WAXTOIT WIXXIE, Vnited - Itatas
KB.8. UILTOI JAKES.
T. . SHAH.
J. B. MOOBB, marshaat.
O. O. MXXiZiIiB, drngflst.,
TM.XBX. T. XBITDTAU, horaeahoer
Troop K. .
BEKGEAITT KAXO A. XKB8, SBaoUaa
COKTOBAZi VATTb ZHOsT.
EBOXAJTT JOKsT inXTIIKOEZ.T,
COAPOBAZi BLABBT WZSWAZA,
niD A. OBirriB, private Troop X.
W. B. WAXCta of riayas, V. 1C,
rneat of Central hotel.
THOatAB BtrrXBB, private of Troop
r, died of wounds.
Tha wounded i
Jsaae T. Taylor, Troop T.
Theodora Xalaorke, Troop I.
Michael Barmaael, maolUae gna troop.
Joba Tarbrouf b, Troop X,
James Tenner, Troop at.
John Xeoga, Troop a.
ZdsaUnant O. O. Benaoa, Troop O.
Invaders Driven Away After Burn
ing; Buildings and Murdering:
Men and Women
U. S. CAVALRY IS IN PURSUIT
COLl'MM'S. N. M., March 9.
I'ahlo Lopez, sucoud In command to
Villa, was killed. Iebardo Marquez
was captured y American troopers
and lodged In the guard house,
charged with having guided Villa to
(he border and pointed nut houses
where prominent American civilians,
American officers and soldiers lived.
DOruLAS. Ariz., March 9. Eight
hundred bandits panned Mi nib res, N.
M., the first station west ot Colum
bus, early today and were headed
west toward Uuachita, N. M., ac
cording t a lneKsage received here
today from the dispatcher of the EI
l'aso K- Southwestern railroad at
Mimbres. No further details have
yet been received.
t'OUlMHL'S, :v. M., March 9.
A band of Mexican bandits number
ing from K0U to 1,000, supposedly
under tbe personal command of
Francisco Villu, raided I'nlted States
t rritory early today. They attacked
Columbus, N. M , killed American
civilians who exposed themselves,
cud set fire to several buildings. For
nearly two hours fighting continued
in the titrects.
Colonel II. J. Slocum speedily
'irmiKht the Thirteenth cavalry Into
irtion and shortly after 6 o'clock
K'ontiiiueJ on I'age Four, Column Three.)
TO LET AMERICAN
Penhing Formally Asks Mexican
Chief to Permit U. S. Troops
Cross Line in Chase of
MUST HUG THE BORDER NOW
Cavalrymen Ordered Not to Go More
Than Two Miles South of
JUST FOR THIS OCCASION
WASHINGTON. March 9. For
mal request for permission to aend
American troops across the border
to hunt down Villa and his bandits,
who raided Columbus. N. M., early
today, has been made by Generat
Carranza by Tlrlgadler General
Tershlng at El Taso, through An
dres Garcia. Carranza's consul there.
While reply from Carranza Is
awaited, five troops of the Thir
teenth cavalry are across the border
under orders from their commander.
Colonel Slocum, not to go mora than
two miles Into the interior.
Ijvte today the Fnlted Htatea sent a
formal notification of the Columbus mas
sacre to General Cnrranaa through
Amerlncn Consul ISUUman.
The text of the message to Rillman
whs not made public. It was said to
sot forth the facta aa they now are un
derstood here and to direct tha attention
of eneral Carranza to the aerloiisness
of the situation. Kllseo Arrendondo, th
Mexican ambassador, designate, called at
the State department during tho after
noon. Jnat for This Tlmo.
Secretary Iinslng said that If permis
sion were asked It would be for thia oc
casion only, and that the troops would be
withdrawn when they had accomplished
Ben a tor Fall of New Mexico received
tod a a telegram from El Paso which
said that Colonel Blocum, commandthav
th Thirteenth cavalry, had followed the
imllts into Mexico and had wired that
"ha was going to tay with tho pursuit
until ha captured the whole bunch." .
Tha Mexican commander at Juares, the
Fall tfleg.-e.rn said, had endorsed the ac
tion of American troops In crossing tho
international line. The bandits, accord
ing to tha mesiage, were under Villa's
personal command when they raided
State department dispatches recoived
from Columbus, N. M.. and El raso, Tex.,
were summarised In the following official
"Columbus wss attacked this morning
at 4:30 o'clock. CHlxcns murdered. The
attacking force was repulsed at about
6 o'clock. Tho town was partly burned.
Tho attacking party retreated to tha
west. It Is not possible to state definitely
how na.ny were killed. The employes of
customs service and their families are
"It Is stated that theattadclng force
numbered between 400 and 00 and that
General Villa was probably In command.
Three American soldiers were killed and
some were woundod. There were four
civilians killed and four wounded. Sev
eral of the attacking party were killed.
A later report from General Funston this
afternoon placed tho trooper dead re
ported to him at throe; wounded at ten.
A battalion of infantry has been ordered
from Douglas to Rachlta to release tha
cavalry for patrol. Ho made no men
tion of troops crossing the border."
Tug Cut in Two
by a Steamship
NKWl'OKT NEW8, Va.. March S.-Tho
Old Dominion line passenger steamer
Madison, New York to Norfolk, and the
lug Daniel F. Wlllard, collided In Hamp
ton Iloads at 10:30 a. m. today. The tug
was cut In two and sank Immediately.
There was no loss of life.
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