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Complete clean-up campaign
against Mexican border bandits, es
pecially Villa and his outlaws, today
promised indefinite fighting for the
American border army.
With or without co-operation of
Carranza's forces, "-troops of Gen.
Frederick Funston, about 12,000 in
round numbers, were waiting formal
word for campaign in Mexico.
"Intervention" or "invasion" of
Mexico has not and will not occur,
according to present administration
plans. Mexican campaign promises
merely to be one against banditry.
Future military policy of United
States in Mexico depends on Carran
za. Word from the de facto "first
chief" was expected hourly. Eliseo
Arredondo, his nominal ambassador
here, had indicated that Carranza
will not object to and, in fact, may
welcome United States aid to exter
minate Villa and his outlaws.
War department had information
that Villa' was planning a fresh at
tack upon American border troops
and possibly another invasion of
United States territory a few miles
west of Columbus.
Columbus, N. M., March 10. Fear
of other Mexican raids gripped bor
der from Nogales, Ariz., to El Paso,
Tex., today, following Francisco Vil
la's attack on Columbus yesterday,
which cost lives of upward of 100 of
his followers and of 16 American sol
diers and civilians.
Residents of Victoriano, N. M., tel
ephoned that a large band of armed
bandits was reported approaching
town. First battalion of 20th United
States infantry from Ft Bliss, which
arrived in Columbus during night,
proceeded at once to Victoriano.
Report was received from Gibson
ranch near Hachita, N. M., that
armed bodies of Mexicans, varying
from 50 to 200, were heading for
Hachita, whose residents were
American ranchers and farmers
along border have deserted their
homes and brought their families to
Columbus or El Paso for protection.
ManColumbus women have gone to
Deming, N. H., for safety.
Troops that pursued Villa into
Mexico yesterday and reported to
have killed over 100 more Mexicans
in three pitched battles on Mexican
soil have returned to Columbus.
Villa was reported encamped to
day 20 miles south of border.
Following is revised list Americans
killed by Mexicans at Columbus,
Civilians Dr. H. M. Hart, El Paso,
veterinarian; J. T. Dean, merchant;
Mrs. M. James; C. DeWitt Miller,
druggist; J. J. Moore, merchant; W.
R. Walker; W. A. Davidson, El Paso;
W. T. Ritchie; unidentified guest
Commercial hotel, which Villistas
Soldiers. Serg't Mark A. Dobbs xit
machine gun troop; Serg't John Nie
vergalt of 13th cavalry band; Corp.
Paul Simon of 13th cavalry band;
Corp. Harry Wiswell, Troop G; Pri
vate James Butler, Troop F; Private
Frank E. Kindvall, Troop K; Private
Fred Griffin, Troop K.
The Daily News comes out strong
today for the passage of the ordi
nance giving the city's consent to
the sale of the Automatic to the
phone trust and says Walter Fish
er's opinion to the same effect ought
to carry great weight
This is the same Walter Fisher
who handed Chicago a sour lemon
in the traction unification ordinance
of 1907 a deal that makes it practi
cally impossible for the people to get
the municipal ownership for which
they have voted four times.
It is not surprising at all that both
Victor F. Lawson and Walter Fisher
are playing the game for Ogden Ar
mour and the telephone trust.
It's another chance for Special
Privilege to drive a nail in the coffin
of municipal ownership and make
telephone users foot the bilL