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guardsmen were en route to that city
today. Military commanders, con
vince dof truth of reports that large
force of Mexicans was concentrating
few miles below Nogales, feared an
other raid on border.
Galveston, Tex. Cablegram re
ceived here states that 25,000 volun
teers have been raised in Pueblo,
Mex., alone and corresponding num
bers are being recruited in all parts
of the republic.
Laredo, Tex. Preparations are
being made by Carranza garrison at
Nuevo Laredo to retire to some in
terior point in eevnt of hostilities.
Ward Pope, a Canadian reported to
have been killed by Mexicans at Car
relvo mines, arrived here safely to
day. Eagle Pass, Tex., June 22. News
of battle at Carrizal created intense
excitement here today, owing to the
fact that between four and five thou
sand Mexican Iroops, including large
force of Yaqui Indians, are encamped
at Allendo, about 50 miles from the
border. To cope withis force Gen.
Greene has the Third and Thirtieth
infantry regiments, a squadron of
the Fourteenth, a battery of Third
field' artillery and four companies of
coast artillery. These total 2,500.
El Paso, June 22. Gen. Pershing
is reported to have seized towns of
Nuevo Casas Grandes and Casas
Grandes on account of anti-American
demonstration. Towns are said
to have been placed under martial
law and Mexican citizens disarmed.
Gen. Pershing rushed reinforce-
ments today to the aid of the Tenth
cavalry, victims of ambush by Mex
icans in which 12 Americans were
reported to have been killed and 17
known to have been captured in bat
tle near Carrizal.
Losses are said to have been heavy
on both sides. Meager information
indicates that Americans were part
of Tenth cavalry (negrdes) and Mex
icans of detachment under Gen. Fe
liz Gomez, who was killed.
Report to Gen. Funston from Gen.
Bell stated that Americans were de
coyed into trap by flag of truce. Gen.
Gozales, Carranza commander at
Juarez, however, is said to have re
ceived report that Americans started
engagement by firing at courier sent
forward to parley with them. An
ticipating war, Gonzales today pre
pared to evacuate Juarez.
Code messages received by state
dep't agents and El Paso mining
companies gave following version of
battle: Five troops of Tenth cavalry
were on scout duty near Carrizal
when discovered by Mexican out
posts. These hastened into hamlet
and informed Mexican commander
of American approach. Gomez or
dered machine guns placed on roofs
of houses and secreted his men in
side adobe walls. Small company of
Carranzistas sent to western part of
town floated flag of truce and re
tired. Seeing white flag, American
commander whose name is unknown
here rode with his forces into Car
rizal. Steady pater of machine guns
opening suddenly on advance troops
killed many'and some were captured.
American forces then charged Car
ranzistas in effort to rescue their
comrades, inflicting heavy losses on
Mexicans. After repeated attacks
Americans were forced to retire, be
ing greatly outnumbered. American
column reported to have numbered
500, while Gomez had perhaps sev
eral thousand in his command.
Fighting lasted two hours.
If Pershing sent reinforcements to
Tenth cavalry squadron another bat
tle in vicinity of Villa Ahumada is
of Carrizal engagement
spread like wildfire through Mexico.
Juarez officials gave out information
showing it was great Mexican vic
tory. Today Mexican people gener
ally believe they can defeat Ameri
cans. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., commanding
in El Paso district, has strong patrol
thrown along Rio Grande.
Juarez, Mexican border town op