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WILSON STILL THINKS HE CAN
PLAY BIG BROTHER TO MEXICO
Washington, July 28. There is no
more likelihood of intervention in
Mexico today than there was a
The situation today is serious, but
it is not critical.
Certain newspapers are chiefly re
sponsible for the increased feeling of
President Wilson continues to
maintain and believes he will be able
to maintain the Big Brother attitude
to the southern republic, an attitude
that does not admit of the use of
Irresponsible talk by persons high
in authority and the attributing to the
President by a news agency of views
he did not entertain are the only
things which have seriously compli
cated the Mexican situation.
The suggestion that development
of the last forty-eight hours in Mex
ico, especially the shooting of Im
migration Inspector Dixon and
threats of death to Chas. Biseell and
Bernard McDonald, now prisoners at
Chihuahua City, are part of a definite
plan to force the hand of the United
States is rife here.
The text of the telegram to Mex
ico City demanding the punishment
of the men who shot Dixon and the
release of Bissell and McDonald can
not be given out. It is said to be so
plain that it cannot be misunder
stood. It is believed the Huerta
government has been given to un
derstand that the shooting of Dixon
at a time the President was studying
the entire Mexican situation from
first hand information was cause for
suspicion that some one desired to
force the. President's hand.
Shooting of Arrterican Likely to Stir
Up Much Trouble.
El Paso, Tex., July 28. A Consti
tutionaliBta attack on Juarez Is like
ly to be the result of the shooting
there Saturday of Chas. B. Dixon, Jr.,
United States immigration inspector.
"Pancho" Villa and his rebels hope
to gain the favor of the American
people by avenging the shooting and
the-insult to the American govern
ment. Dixon was a victim of the "ley del
fuega." He was shot twice through
the back. He is in a hospital here.
Dr. J. W. Tappan is attending him.
He says Dixon will recover.
Dixon was brought to this side of
the border after Consul General Ed
wards at Juarez had demanded Dix
on's immediate release from arrest
and the arrest and trial of the men.
responsible for shooting him.
Edwards' demand finished: "My
government will hold the military aut
thorities of Juarez personally respon-
sible for failure to obey this com-
This demand brought word fromi
Col. Castro, federal commander atj
Juarez, that Arthur Walker, the ne-i
gro Dixon was investigating when?
shot, and the soldiers who arrested;
Dixon were in custody.
Dixon today swore again that he
had been shot without provocation
He was investigating white slavery
charges against Walker. Walker toldij
the federal soldiers Dixon planned
to drug and kidnap him. The soldiers!
arrested Dixon. Dixon feared he waaj
to be shot forthwith. He ran. Twojj
bullets were pumped into his back.
Feeling against the Mexican au-
thorities is running high here.
Eagle Pass, Tex. Lieut. Col. Ho.
reasitas, who arrived here today, re
ported that Culiacan, Mazatlan and.
San Luis Potosi all had been taken,
by the Constitutionalistas.
Mexico City (Via Galveston). A
wireless dispatch from Monclova
says that federal troops defeated the
rebels in a great battle at Cannon
del Carmen, Coahuila, Sunday.
The report says that 700 rebels
were killed, 1,000 wounded and many
The report has not been confirmed