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VILLA BANDITS DEFEATED IN NEW BATTLE
10TH CAVALRY ROUTS GUERRILLAS
Washington, April 7. Americans
and Villistas have fought their third
engagement since the punitive expe
dition crossed the border.
The engagement occurred Tues
day at Cieneguilla. Ten Villistas
were killed and two captured. Car
ranzistas co-operated with the Amer
icans in he engagement, news of
which reached the war department
today. The same message confirmed
reports of the fight at Aguas Calien
tes between Americans and Villistas
last Saturday.
With the American Army in Mex
ico, April 4, via Motor to Columbus,
N. M., April 7. Col. W. C. Brown's
colored troopers of the 10th cavalry
today are believed to be in the vicin
ity .of Cusihuirachic following their
victory over the Villistas at Aguas
Calientes last Saturday. The details
of the fight have just reached here
by mounted messenger.
The mounted Villistas spurted,
south into the San Antonio canyon.
Practically the entire 10th cavalry
squadron pursued them 50 miles un
til the last Mexican was out of sight
The Mexicans comprised a band
which formed from scattered groups
after the disastrous five-hour run
ning fight with Col. Erwin's 7th cav
alry at San Geronimo three days be
fore, when 60 of their number were
killed.
El Paso, Tex., April T. Villa has
gathered 2,000 men at Parral for a
stand against the American expedi
tion, according to information which
reached Fort Bliss today from Mexi
can sources.
U. S. advanced cavalry under Col.
Dodd was reported nearing Parral
district Size of Villa's force was a
surprise to officials here. Most lib
eral previous reports estimated he
had only few hundred followers
while it was generally believed that
a mere handful was attending their
wounded leader on his flight south
ward. Villistas were poorly mounted and
frequently compelled to rest, accord
ing to latest reports. If, contrary to
general expectations, Col. Dodd has
gone so far south of supporting col
umns he may catch up with lagging
bandits.
Carranza garrison is supposed to
be located at Parral, where a num
ber of foreigners are believed to have
remained near their mining interests.
Fears are now felt for their safety.
Carranza troops from Chihuahua
City and Torreon could .easily reach
Parral by rail. Gen. Pablo Gonzales
has been appointed commander of
north by War Minister Obregon and
is reported to be en route to take su
preme command of de facto govern
ment's operations against Villistas.
Washington, April 7. "We are
going to get Villa" was official word
in Washington today. If there has
been any change in this purpose it is
in Pres. Wilson's mind-alone, it was
said, and has not been communicated
to men charged with running down
bandits.
ENGLAND DOES NOT EXPECT
WAR TO END IN FALL
London, April 7. Peace is no near
er in war-torn Europe as the result of
the German chancellor's reichstag
speech Wednesday.
Every British official interviewed
today scoffed at the idea that the
allies might agree to end the war on
the terms stated by Germany. For
the most part they saw little prospect
that the war might end "by autumn,"
a suggestion made by a high German
government official to a United Press
correspondent at Berlin.
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Denison, la. Reports reached
here that Chas. Schroeder, 56, and
his son, Louis, 22, former Iowans,
have been shot as spies in Canada.

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