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AMERICAN TROOPS AMBUSHED
AGAIN IN MEXICO
Sari Antonio, April 20. That U. S.
troops were ambushed by Mexicans
while passing through Dachineva
last week was revealed ioday in a
report from Gen. Pershing in the
field, to Major Gen. Funston.
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SEE PLAN TO WITHDRAW U. &
TROOPS FROM MEXICO
Washington, April 20. To lay the
ground work for withdrawal of
American forces from Mexico is be
lieved here to be object of trip to the
border on which Chief of Staff Scott
departed last night
Gen. Scott's trip is generally as
signed to fact that Villa hunt is at a
standstill, to manifestations that
Gen. Funston wants enlargement of
expedition and to fact that recent
Parral battle showed on what touchy
ground chase rests.
Officially, Scott Is to canvass situa
tion and report to Sec'y Baker, who
has felt need of ah intimate, word-of-mouth
account of conditions.
Gen. Funston's long inessage Mon
day night, still in mystery, Is be
lieved to have inspired journey. Scott
is due at San Antonio headquarters
tomorrow night. He probably will be
back here in week of 10 days with
recommendations that may radically
change the situation.
Advanced Base Near Satevo, April
15, via Aeroplane and Motor Truck to
Columbus, N. M., April 20. The fight
in the Parral plaza during which an
American machine gun platoon
quickly scattered a Mexican mob was
only the beginning of usual sniping
warfare encountered by the United
States forces in all Mexican cities.
(deleted by censor).
The Americans were given a clean
bill of health in the Parral incident
by War Minister Obregon.
San Antonio, Tex., April 20. The
lull in the American expedition's
progress continued today while
officers at Fort Sam Houston prepar
ed a detailed report of the entire ex
peditionary situation to be presented
to Chief of Staff Scott when he ar
rives at San Antonio, Friday.
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GIRL TAKES POISON WHILE HER
FIANCE LOOKS ON
While her fiance watched, Miss
Catherine Hogan, 19, 4802 S. 5th av.,
swallowed mercury tablets and was
today at the county hospital fighting
death. There seems to be no hope
for her recovery. ,
"I will never tell why I did it," she
said as she lapsed into unconscious-,
ness. "Mr. Black is not to blame. I
love him. I want to die."
She fought off doctors and nurses
who tried to help save her life.
The fiance, H. W. Black, 4032 In
diana av., said they had not quar
reled. "She suddenly interrupted a con
versation we were carrying on by
jumping up and saying, 'I am going
to take poison'," said Black. "I didn't
take her seriously, but she took a
bottle out of her dress and swallowed
the tablets before my eyes."
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BRITISH CABINET AGREES TO
POSTPONE CONSCRIPTION
London, April 20. The crisis in
the British cabinet has been averted
and all differences settled, it was an
nounced this afternoon. An official
statemont is being prepared, cover
ing the agreement on conscription.
The compromise, it is reported,
provides only tor the postponement
of general conscription for a period
ot not more than two montns, to
give the voluntary system one more
chance to produce the number of
men demanded by the army heads.
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SOME COW
G. W. Monroe, living south of the
city, has a cow that has broken the
record. It is keeping two families,
one of six persons and another ot
three, besides furnishing P. D. Lil
ley's milk route with cream and rais
ing two flourishing calves. Oswego
(N. Y.) American Press.
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