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REPORT OF BORDER RAID DENIED VILLA
HARASSED BY U. S. TROOPS
El Paso, Tex., March 28. Another
Mexican border raid and an official
message locating Villa yesterday at
El Oso were principal developments
of last 24 hours in Mexican situation.
Number of bandits were driven
away from Fabens ranch of C. B.
Kelly, ex-mayor of El Paso, by 2 small
detachments of Eighth cavalry and
4 Texas rangers. About 100 shots
were exchanged in running fight of
several hours before the Mexicans
escaped across border in the dark
ness. Raiders obtained nothing.
Sheriff Peyton Edwards, after in
vestigation, announced today that
he was unable to account for reports
of raid on Kelly ranch. Edwards said
ranch was not molested.
Kelly insisted that his foreman, L.
N. Baker, saw bandits in act of rus
tling" cattle about dusk yesterday and
summoned troops stationed at near
by Wingo ranch. Kelly said his Mex
ican caretaker was assaulted by the
General Gavira of Juarez made
public following message from Gen
eral Francisco Bertani, commander
of Carranza garrison at Madera:
"Villa is at El Oso. Believe that
Col. Cano is one of our chiefs closest
to Villa. Both ours and American
forces harrassing Villa constantly."
Latest official advices from Ameri
can expedition told of Villa in full
flight southwest toward foothills of
Sierras, with American detachments
in his wake. Mexican residents in
districts where Villa was once an idol
gave his pursuers news of his route
and supplied them with foodstuffs, at
record high prices in American mo
ney. U. S. army flyers, having estab
lished base 120 miles south of Dub
Ian headquarters of Gen. Pershing,
were engaged in scouting with van
guard of expedition nearly 300 miles
Advanced base presumably is
equipped for considerable infantry
and artillery to support vanguard.
Problem of transporting supplies to
base camps continues acute with
army officials here still in expectation
of momentary permission to use the
Mexican lines from Juarez.
San Antonio, March 28. Supply
trains between Columbus, N. M., and
Gen. Pershing's field base at Cases
Grandes were speeded up this after
noon as problem of communication
became more severe.
WHAT DID THOSE 150 WORDS
Columbus, N. M., March 28. (One
hundred and fifty words deleted by
censor.) Several carloads of rifle
ammunition were unloaded at expe
dition's base camp here during night.
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FRENCH TAKE GERMAN WORKS
IN PARROY WOODS
Paris. French troops captured
enemy work in Parroy woods, 15
miles east of Nancy, killing or cap
turing all German occupants.
London. No infantry actions oc
curred on Verdun front last night
On eastern front Russians contin
ued their attacks last night in region
of Postawy, but without result
Germans repulsed a Russian at
tempt to retake position captured in
Sunday's fighting near Lake Narock.
Berlin. Fighting around St Eloi,
where British have launched heavy
attacks against German lines, devel
oping into what may prove to be a
strong enemy offensive.
London, March 28. British steam
er Empress of Midland sunk. All
London. Grave strikes among
machinists at Clyde holding up man
ufacture of big guns, Christopher Ad
dison, under secretary for munitions,
informed house of commons,