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VOL. XLV NO.
OMAHA. MONDAY MOHNINO. MAKCII 1!H T'KN IWUKN.
Oa Train. at Motel
Kewe Stands, ate, Se
S1N0I.K (WY TWO CENTS.
TIME IN FRONT OF
j VILLA ABANDONS
i HIS WOUNDED AND
I FLEES LAS CRUCES
TURNS IN FLIGHT
ON THEIR WAY TO MEXICO WITH SUPPLIES FOR PERSHING'S ARMY Scene "Somewhere in New Mexico,"
where the army wagons were all loaded on flatcar id ready to move in pursuit of Villa, The soldiers here do not seem
to be greatly worried over the immediate fi vv
Bandit Reaches Babi Cora and
Hurries on to Avoid Battle
with the Troops of
LOPEZ AMONG MEN DESERTED
Villista Leader Whose Death Was
Reported, Among Wounded
at El Valle.
German Offensive. Now Nearing
End of Its Fourth Week. Once
More Has Slackened
Meican Outlaw Commits Further
Raids on American Colonists
as He Withdraws Before
INFANTRYMEN ARE RESTING
Chief Activity on Western Front
Now is that of the Air
FRENCH PLANES SHELL DEPOTS
BERLIN". March 19. A successful
attack apalnst the British lines
northeast of Vermelles, In which the
Germans regained ground they had
lost In mine fighting of March 2,
wan announced today by the war
In the Verdun region French at
tempts against Le Morthomme and
east thereof were stopped at the out
set. PARIS. March 19. The bombard
ment in the region to the north of
Verdun very materially slackened
during the course of the day, accord
ing to the official statement issued
by the French war office tonight.
No attempt to attack was made by
The German offensive, in the Ver
dun region, now nearing the end of
its fourth week, has again slack
ened decidedly, both Paris and Ber-
in VAnrtrllno- iViA nnntlnllpH flhflPnCA
... .Vf.v-.-Q '
or inrantry operations by euner siae.
The big guns here and there along
the front In the vicinity of the fort
ress rrtt intermittently pounding op
position positions, but the chief ac
tivity JUSl at JJItSPUl sjreuie iu wo j
Numerous raids by French avia
tors are reported by the Paris war
orfice, the points bombarded Includ
ing the railway stations of conflans
and Metz. The showers of heavy
shellB dropped are declared to have
been effective in causing numerous
explosions and fires.
Little Activity la Hassle.
Elsewhera on the western front artil
lry 1s the only military arm that has
been busily occupied and even, this haa
not displayed more than ordinary actlv-
lip. In Ruaxia, there has teen only spo
radic fljhtlng, although there are signs
of preparation for movement of prob
able importance, particularly along the
northern end of the line.
The Austrlana have turned on the Ital
ians along the laonso, where the Initia
tive has recently been for the moat part
with General Cadorna'a force. Vienna
announces a successful attack north of
the Tolmlno bridgehead, in which Italian
positions were captured together with
nearly five hundred prisoners and three
machine guna. -
In Arabia, the British report a defeat
for a Turkish force which attacked an
outpost near Oden. t
Hutch Ship Torpedoed.
London announces the torpedoing of the
Hutch steamer Palrmbang, bound from
Rotterdam to Java. The vessel met Its
fate off the Galloper light In the Thames
rutuury Saturday morning. All the mem
bers of the crew are reported saved.
Apparently the lost vessel was the Rot
terdam-owned steamer Talembang of
."74 tons, engaged In the Holland-Java
trade, for although there are two steam
em of that name the smaller Is an oil
farrier which was last reported at Kirk
wall on a voyage from Philadelphia to
More Ammunition in
Mexico Than There
Has Been in Years
WAN ANTO.VIO. Tex., March 13-Un-unual
activity ill.ipi.ived by the de facto
government of Mexico regarding its
ilores of ammunition is shown in reports
from customs officers at different border
ports of entry. According to these re
porta and to Information secured by army
officers, xliipments of rifle ammunition
In carload lots by express have become
i omnmn in the last three weeks. This
apparent haste was being shown before
Villa raided Colnmbu.i .
Far from being a shortage of ammuni
tion In Mexico, army mj say there la
more small arms material there now thun
there has been for mny years.
For Nebraska and Iowa Increasing
Tempera tares at Omaha Yesterday.
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Comparative kocal HeoorS
191 11 191
Highest yesterday 49 M St 64
Ixweat yesterday : a) 19 ik
Mean temperature 4 2a E 3
J'reclpltation uu. . .01 . .07 .03
Temperature and precipitation drur.
urea from the normal:
Normal temperature &
Kxress for the day 2
Total excess alnc March 1 47
Normal precipitation (4 inch
Iieftcienry for the day (4 Inch
Total rainfall slne March 1 ox Inch
I wflrlent y since March 1 return
1 ef p'tency for i or. period lfl. fa n h
lefl lem for cor lierlod, 1 f 1 4 . .."H inch
t A. WELSH, Uoral Korectater.
NINE KILLED BY
Thirty-One Injured Also by Bombs
Dropped Over East Coast
TEUTON OBSERVER IS KILLED
LONDON, March 19. Nine per-j
sons were killed and thirty-one in
jured in a raid of four Oerman aero
planes over the east coast of Kent
today, it was announced officially to
night. A British airman brought
down one raider over the sea, the
German observer being killed.
The official statement on the raid
"Four German aeroplanes flew over
East Kent today. The first pair appeared
over Dover at a height of 5,000 to 6.0U0
feet, one at 1:57 p. m., the second at
3:03 p. m.
v "Tha first .dropped. Mx, bomb lu.th.e-l
harbor; then went (orthwest. dropping
bombs on the town. The other raider,
after passing over Dover, appeared over
"The second pair appeared over Rams-gate-
at 2:10 p. m. They dropped bombs
on the town. One of this pair went
west, the other north, pursued by a Brit
ish aeroplane. One bemb Is reported to
have been dropped on Margate. .
"The second machine appeared over
Westgate at 2:30 p. m. Here several of
our aeroplanes went up in pursuit. No
bombs were dropped on WesTgate.
"The total casualties so far reported are
killed, three men, one woman and five
children; injured, seventeen men, five
women, eight children.
"As far as asserted forty-eight bombs
were dropped altogether. One bomb fell
on the Canadian hospital at Ramsgate,
causing damage, but no casualties. Ma
terial damage done, several houses, the
homes of artisans and cottages were
"Flight Commander Bone, royal naval
air service. In a single-seater aeroplane,
pursued one German aeroplane thirty
miles out to sea, where, after an action
lasting a quarter of an hour, he forced
It to descend. The German machine was
hit many times and the observer was
By a Submarine
PARIS. March 19. The French torpedo
boat destroyer Renaudln i)as been sunk
In tlio Adriatic by a aubmarlne. Three
officer and forty-four of the crew were
lost. Two officers and thirty-four of the
crew were saved.
The ministry of marine made the fol
lowing official announcement tonight re
garding tho loss of the destroyer:
"Tlio siiundron torpedo boat Renaudln
was sunk In the Adriatic by an enemy
submarine on the morning of March 18.
Thre officers, among whom were the
commandant and second officer end forty
seamen were lost.
"Two officers and thirty-four seamen
were r"cued by a French torpedo boat
which accompanied the Renaudln."
Burke H. Sinclair
fHHYKXXE. Wyo., March 1! (Special.)
Hurko H. Bindalr. private eecretary to
(lovernor John B. Kendrlck, today was
appointed a major of the quartermaster's
dtpartment of the Wyoming National
tJuard. succeeding Captain Graham
Fletcher, resigned. This position wid en
title him to wear a showy uniform,
whereas lnhis position aa secretary to
tho governor conventionality limited him
to citizen' apparel. Major HnrlaJr, who
unquestionably la the handsomest officer
of the state militia, by virtue of his new
position becomes assistant adjutant gen
eral. Think Intervention
Coming, So They Flee
VA. PASO. Tex.. March 18 Americans
arriving today from Torreon and other
farts of Mexico all gave aa their reason
for leaving that they thought Intervention
was coming and that they had natter le
out of the country.
Head of Family
Burned in Home
SHHTX CITY, la., March . After res
cuing his wife and baby from his burning
home early today, Mike Cocaclth, 20U
Rast First etreet, re-entered the house to
get some valuables and was burned to
death. Ills body, burned to a crisp, was
found by firemen after the fire had been
CLOSE UP ENTRIES
Two Hundred and Two Candidates
File for Publio Office Sub
ject to Primary.
SATURDAY LAST DAY TO FILE
Two hundred and two patriots, all
or them ready and most of thera
eaarer -to serve- their cHrrtryr-tate
and community, have paid In the nec
essary fees to the election commis
sioner In order to be registered aa
candidates for the various offices to
be voted on at the primary election
April 18. Saturday waa the last
day for filing, and the afternoon
saw a heavy rush of office-seekers,
each one armed with funds to cover
the filing fee and proper credentials
required of applicants.
There will be no scarcity of state repre
sentatives on the primary ballot. Thirty
democrats and thirty-five republicans
have filed. The next most-sought-for Job
Is that of road overseer. Twenty men
have filed for this place.
On the primary ballot are names fa
miliar by long public presentation. Sev
eral who have never held publio office.
but who have long sought the honor.
again came forward with their fees and
petition. "Judge" Julius Conley, who
aska for the Job of police magistrate, la
one of those who have been most often
disappointed, but still remains undaunted.
Whether It Is the advertising of the
various county Jobs where fee-grabbing
has been the rule, that brings large num
ber of candidates, or whether it Is the
desire to see a good Job honestly adminis
tered, is a dobatable question. At any
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
By . Jury for Killing
Her Brutal Husband
KHEPKRH'lv. Md., March !. Mrs.
Kloise Young Knglish shot and killed her
husband, Arthur K. Knglish, a lawyer of
New York, at their home near here
today. The shooting was done in the
presence of their 6-year-old daughter and
la said to have occurred during a iuarrel
Knglish was the son of Thomas JHinn
Knglish, a former congressman from
New Jersey and the author of the song,
"Hen Bolt " .
Mrs. Knglish was exonerated from
blame for the killing of her husband by
a coroner's Jury heie tonight after she
end turee of her children had lexttficd
as to English's alleged brutality and
frequent threats to kill his wife.
The yung woman teatifled that while
their two sons were cutting wood this
morning she requested her husband to
permit the elder boy to quit on account
of illness. Rhe said this angered her h mi
bund who began to smash dishes and
furniture In his rage. Mra. Knglish se
cured a revolver, hid it In her dress, and
later when her husltand took his revolver
and threatened to kill her, she testified,
she emptied the five chsmbers of her re
volver Into his tiody.
SKELETON KEYS AND
REVOLVER ARE FOUND
CMKSTKR. 8. D., March It - Special r
Excitement waa created here when two
boys found In a corncrlb near the stock
yards a bunch of akeleton keys, a .36
callbcr revolver and a number of cart
ridges to fit the gun. A couple of aia
plcloiia characters wire camping at the
stock yarilM at the time and the authori
tlca now believe they iiitudt-d raiding
Die town. A guard waa stationed all
niKht and the lnti'iided raid frustrated.
1Im-o ei in l: that the cliiens were armed
ami 011 watch tin' two ii il bandit
Jdipait'd 111 the direction ol W'.iitwirih
i . .
FOR BEST RESULTS
President of Grand Island College
Says Biggest Men Come from
FEATURE CHARACTER BUILDING
"Sixty-five per cent of the chan
cellors and presidents of great insti
tutions of learning are products of
the smaller denominational colleges.
"All the presidents of the United
States from Hayes to Wilson hove
received their educations in church
colleges or colleges founded by
churches, such Yale, Harvard and
"A. few years ago seven of the
nine United States supreme court
Justices .were graduates of small
" These" statements 'were "made "by
Rer. George W. Taft, president of
Grand Island college, In his sermon
yesterday morning at Immanuel Bap
tist church. He waa answering the
question: "Vhy should we support
a small denominational college, when
our children can go' to the great
state university or to any of a num
ber of other well-established col-
"The non-church colleges and univer
sities give just - aa rood instruction as
the church colleges," he said, "but the
church colleges lay stress on another
factor, namely, Christian character-building.
Mere learning wtlhout character
Is a poor thing. And this Is why tho
graduates of the smaller denominational
schools loom so large on the horlxon of
learning and accomplishment.
Leaders from Small Colleges.
"The remarkable showing- of small col
leges holds even In the field of politics
and statesmanship. Take the leading
figures In the two great political parties.
"Charles Kvans Hughes is, without
doubt, the biggest figures in the republi
can party today, the man whom more
republican want to see president than
any other man. I knew his father. Dr.
Hughes, for years. He waa one of the
foremost Baptists and Charles Evans
Hughes got his education In Colgate
and Brown universities. He waa the best
governor we ever had back in New
Tork. And today in the south there are
thousands of democrats who would vote
for him Just because they would like
to see a Baptist In the White House.
"Wilson and Bryan are the command
ing figures In the democratic party. Wil
son was a Presbyterian preacher's son,
studied In a Preebyterlan college, was
a professor and later the president of a
"Bryan wss the son of Judge Silas
Bryan, a deacon In the Baptist church.
He had his trunk packed to go to a
Baptist college, when the agent for a
Presbyterian college came along and
persuaded him to go there. Ho liecame
a Presbyterian and married a Presby
terian. "K.lihu Boot was the son of a Preu-
byterian professor and received bis edu
cation In a Preahyterlan college "
The speaker declared It wn.ild have
been well to have located the Baptist
college In Omaha, because "Crelghtou is
Catholic and the t'nlverslty of Omaha
dominated by Presbyterian and Congre
ilc waa formerly a missionary in
"Toklo," he suid, "Is the greatest stu
dent center in the world. There -are as
many students In Toklo as there are
people in omalia. Before the war
started, pftrograd, BushIh. had the dis
tinction of being Die World's grculest
BOWIE COUNTY. TEXAS. .
WILL CONTINUE "DRY"
TEX A ItKANA, Ten. March 18 Bowie
rounty, Texas, remains di y as a result
of today's election, In which prohibition
won by a majority of 1.13k. The rounty
bus been dry for the last four years. To.
day's election was the result of antl
prohibition axltatlon. The complete vote
was: Hnr prohibition, '.'.r'l. against. l.l'.J.
'JVx irkhiix, tin- latgest city, rettiined a
uajoiil of six for prol ihilion.
Ship Torpedo Victim
HKRI.1N. March lit (Via Wireless to
Hayvlllo.) The Austrn-llunanrian hospital
ship Klcktra was torpedoed Saturday In
the Adriatic Pen by an entente allle1 e.ib
mnrlne, according to the Overaeaa Newa
agency, f pallor was drowned and two
Red Crone nuraea were serloualy wounded.
STAGE FIST FIGHT IN
G. 0. P. CONVENTION
One of Rival Chairmen at Oklahoma
Republican Meet Arrested
for Carrying; Gun.
DELEGATES CLAW AND SCRATCH
MUSKOGEE, Okl., March IS.
Factional rivalries made the Musko
gee county republican convention today.-
aco of riotous -tumult, which
wag not ended until J. C. Denton,
one of the rival chairmen, waa pulled
from the desk upon which be stood
and arrested, charged with carrying
concealed weapons. With his arrest
the supporters of J. J. McGraw of
ronca City, candidate for national
committeeman, withdrew from the
hall, and the adherents of James
Harris of Wagoner, rival candidate
for the same position, continued
Trouble began In the convention aa soon
as It became apparent that the Harris
and McOraw factions would try to hold
conventions In the same hail. Attempts
by either' aide to transact business pre-
clpltated disorder, until the delegates
came to personal encounters and fought.
clawed and scratched, while delegates on
the outskirts of the tumult and the apec
tatore In the hall hooted and Jeered.
When MIcflraw'a friends abandoned the
convention hall the remaining delegates
named a delegation to the state conven
tion net week. In Oklahoma City, which
Is expected to support James Harris for
Sees Tirpitz' Fall
Sign Germany Gives
Up Policy of Force
BERLIN fvla Ixmdon), March 1! The
Cologne Oasette says that the resigna
tion of Admiral von Tlrplts. signalises
tho first serious crisis In Germany since
tho beginning of the war, whereas In
hostile countries there have been several
reorganizations of ministries.
The Oazette sas the admiral's retire
ment does not signify abandonment of
the submarine campaign, which, aa shown
by news dispatches of the last few
weeks. In regard to the submarine ac
tivity, la In full swing.
It is not yet known publicly, the
Oasette continues, to what extent, the
admiral's resignation was connected with
the submarine question, but there ap
pears Incipient signs in the press, the
Itelclmtag and the Prussian chamber, that
an effort Is being made to bring public
oplnli 11 to the view that aubmu.
rlnea should not be used to such an
extent and in auch a manner aa Is neces
sltated by wur, which la only another
name for a mean of subduing the ene
tides of the nation by force.
The newspaper urguea that such an at
tempt to bring the messjre of public
opinion to hear on tlermany'a methods
of conducting the war doea not har
monize with ierman military traditions.
This argument is supported by a long
diversion to the recent history of
Fiance, Italy and U'i-xiii to prove that
public opinion drives the military authori
ties Into il'saslious strutcg).
SCHILLING ON TUBANTIA
CONSUL FOR GUATEMALA
A M ST KB I 'A M 1VI11 l.ndon.)-Mulch .
Kichard Hchllllng, who with his wife
and daughter, was on board the ateam
ehlp Tuliaiitla when she was sunk. Is the
consul for Guatemala at tstuttgart, where
he has renlded for thirteen years. He was
patiiruilzed in the t'nlted States thirty
ycaia ago. I lie w ife in a German.
The Aliiiuiinch d Gothagl gives It
S - I . t ! 1 1 1 ms Hie consul for GunUniuli at
MAKES ESCAPE TO MOUNTAINS
Kl. PASO. Tex . March 19 Villa
Iihh roach rsl Habl Cora, near the lake
of that name In the Oucrrern region,
after having abandoned thirty of his
wounded nt Kl Valle, according to a
telegram received today by General
(lavlra at Jusreis from Colonel Is'leto
Marias, the commander at Pearson.
This places Villa a little beyond
Las Cruees, where the t'nrrnnta of
ficials reported him yesterday.
Villu fled . to avoid conflict with the
Carrnnxlatn troops under Colonel Ceno.
Among the thirty wounded, who had
been shot In the Columbus raid and car
ried along In wagons only to be aban
doned at 1'.' Valle. was said to be the
Vllllsta lender, Pablo lopcs.
Icnh llefore Iteportetl.
tropes Is the lender whose death was le
ported aa a positive fact nt the Columbus
raid. Later reports rest some doubt upon
his d"ath and Indicated that another
chief carrying his papers might have been
the rrnl victim, tropes. In these later re
ports, was said to tie badly wounded.
Tho telegrams said that I.opei la in a
bad way. having been shot through the
abdomen and both legs, which were
broken. The Vllllsta chlei. Cervantes', Is
reported with a number of bnndits In
General Bertanl, commanding the Car
ransa forces at Caaas tlrandoe. came to
Juarea today to talk over the military
situation with his superior. General tls
vlrn. He said that General Pershing's
force Is divided, with part near Casna
Grandes and a part near tlnlennea. some
distance southwest of Cases Grandes. The
Americana encamp in the country, but
have permission to go to the towns to
buy food, fodder and other obtainable
gooda. An order to thla effect came from
War Minister Obregon.
?l Word About It 11 war.
No word has yet neen received by Ga
vlra regarding the use of the National
Railways for the transport of Tershlng's
supplies, and, Gavlra added, no shipments
of this kind have yet been made on the
trains out of Juares. This la a matter
to be settled between Washington and
the carrania government.
Villa spent last Wednesday and Thurs
day In Kl. Yallc. according. to reports at
the Juarea headquarters, but fled with
out giving battle when he saw the troops
of Colonel Canp from Panta Ana, escap
ing up a steep canyon from Ixis Crueea.
' "Villa Is now In a very dlffloult emo
tion for us," ssld General Gavlra, "and
very favorable for his puriwises. He' Is
now In brokon, rocky, pine-clad, moun
tainotia country, full of places of conceal
ment. Only cavalry can operate In It to
roaatrr for Cavalry.
"Prom the boundary down as far as
Pearson, the country la flat and sandy,
with roads. But south of there, horses
must be used aa transports Instead of
wagons, and motor rare. There are high
ridges and many obstacles. While I have
never campaigned In that sect'on, I
understand good water la obtstnable from
springs and also the pasture Is fair,
which Is to Villa's advantage. Rut the
people In that part have almost given up
the cultlatlon of the soil because the
country has beep so long ' oerrun by
bandits, who took everything they
wanted. Villa wont find food there.
"I can say I have every confidence In
the situation, for the net drawn by the
Americana and Msslcan forces Is clos
SarprU e Gavlra.
Villa's turn to the west wss rather a
surprise to Oarlra, who said that General
Gutlerres thought he would try to escape
eastward an event Gutlerres was pre
Today Gavlra received by wire a Copy
of the agreement by which the Carranxa
government permitted the entry of the
American force at Columbus.
The town of Juaren spent Sunday In
the usual alexlcau fashion, with a line
of rcfreala )ept stands along Its main
street and nchestras playing In the
amusement resorts. In the evening, a
military band gave a concert In the
Gavira Says Carranza
Shows His Power by
Keeping People Quiet
Kl. PASO, Tex., March ! -General
Gavlra Issued g formal statement to the
Associated Press st his headquarters at
Juarez In which he Interpreted the fact
that no resistance had been offered to the
American forces crossing the border as
proof of the faith of the Mexican people
In Carrania. The statement concludes
"We have passed he crisis and I feel
much relieved. There Is no question that
the situation waa very delicate and even
serious for awhile, but that Is all over
now. There Is no further need to fear
"I do not wish to he understood as In
any way approving the entry of Amer
ican troops on Mexican soil."
ATHENS CUT OFF FROM
CENTRAL ALLIED CITIES
ATM UN."1. March l.-(Vla Paris. March
19 All direct telegraphic communica
tion lietween Greece and Germany, Aus-
tro-llungary. Bulgaria, and Turkey has
The financial kituation in Greece ap
pears to be of tho gravest nature. The
families of mobilized soldiers In many
t'HHca are in dire want and the men
themselves will I e shortly required in the
fields If the crops are not to lc ncg-h-
WIRELESS DISPATCH FROM MEN
Troops Have Penetrated Over Hun
dred Miles Into Desert
DOUBT AS TO EXACT LOCATION
WITH THK AMERICAN AVMY.
March IS. (Vis Wirelesg to Colum
bus, N. M.) After marching more
than 110 miles. Into Mexico In record
marching time of forty-two hours,
which would Indicate a speed of
thirty-throe miles a day, the Ameri
can punitive expedition today re
selved information apparently locat
ing Francisco Villa, the obiect of the
chase. Imposition of the troops
began tonight for the task of hunting
hint down. Meanwhile, Villa was
reported to be continuing his out
rages upon Americans.
The expedition reached (name de
lected by censor).
They were Informed that the
Mexican leader passed through this
place only a few days ago. This
latest Information of Villa's where
abouts placed him on the ranch of
Candelario Hernandei, one of the
sub-chiefs with him on the raid
Perahlnst a Iks Head.
General John J. Pershing person
ally led th e flying cavalry column
In the 110-mile dash. Every man
In his command wag mounted. They
pressed through a section of Mexico
where water was scarce. For such
a large body of men the speed main
tained was remarkable and the good
condition In which they camo
through was inspiring.
Only a few cavalry horses and
pack mules were lost, the victims of
a hard riding, trail. The men
reached camp thirsty and hungry,
but otherwise in good condition, fit
for action and eager for the pursuit
of Villa to begin in earnest. Here
they were met with reports that Villa
had raided the American colonies in
the vicinity ot his mountain retreats
and that he had killed residents of
General Pereklagr Tarns Ilia Men
for March to MoHlilm,
EL PA8O. Tex., March 1. The
first phase of the American expedi
tion into Mexico, the rush ' along
Villa's dim trail to the endangered
Mormon colonies, was an accom
plished fact last night completed,
according to reports reaching the Co
lumbus base, without the firing of a
hostile shot by the Americana.
The second phaae already waa be
ginning, It waa indicated here, as
the Americans turned somewhere
from Casas Grandes to resume their
night marches under - the brilliant
Mexican moonlight toward thorough
mountain slopes where it is known
Pancho Villa already has preceded
them with more than 100 miles
Warning that thla second act in the
chase might not pass without fighting
against bandlta waa Implied in a new and
more stringent censorship Imposed at
Columbus. Farther leakage of news of
military movements, the censor said
frankly to the American press, would be
likely to cost aoldlerV lives.
Rroaahf In on Stretchers.
There was brief excitement Saturday at
Columbus from acroes the hot, dusty
Mexican border, two soldiers on stretch
ers being brought Into camp. Both were
cavalrymen. The excitement passed
when It was learned that one had been
thrown from his horse, injuring his leg.
while the other, who at first waa said
to have, been shot in the abdomen, was
found to be suffering from a well-known
form of stomachache.
When Washington announced that the
American columns did not Intend to oc
cupy any towns In Mexico, a menace to
Mexican national pride waa removed. ThA
Carranza garrisons, which have been
paaaed by the marching Americana and
which, therefore, are now in the Ameri
cans' rear on their flanks, continue tran
quil., so far as reports to Et Paso Indi
cated. General Gabriel Gavlra, at Juares, com
manding the territory through whTm for
three days the Americana have been pen
etrating, himself announced that for &
time the situation an reported to him
had been "very delicate and even eerl
oua." With evident relief he said the
crisis had paaaed.
II rig. at ef Trials.
This crisis. It is belUjved. reached Us
height last night, when couriers dashing;
Into Casas Grandes announced with care
less enthuaiaain that the American troops
would enter that city by midnight. Gen
eral Gavlra wired Immediate orders to.
his troops not to permit this.
I 'awn ahowed the lour lines of cavalry
horsea just outside Colonla Dublan, their
troopers dismounted and in camp at rest.
Villa was located today with some de
gree of definlteiieas, if weight of evi
dence counts In pinning down his rapid
aiilfts. From several sources constitu
tionalists received messages, all of which
placed him In approximately tha same
portion of western Chihuahua. These dis
patches had him pearly due south of the
American columns' present known posi
tions and close to tha Sierra Tarahu-
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