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miles south with other Carranzista '
El Paso, Tex. Reports received
today by American mining compa
nies from Mexican sources stated
that troops C and K of Tenth U. S.
cavalry were practically annihilated
in fighting at CarrizaL No official
San Antonio, Tex. Plans for dis
tribution of state militia along border
probably will not be made public un
til various units have arrived at their
stations, Gen. Funston indicated to
day. Perhaps their exact locations
will not be divulged even then, as
Funston does not wish Mexican mili
tary officials to know just what is his
strength and how it is distributed.
San Antonio. Gen. Pershing has
wired Gen. Funston that Mexican
garrison has evacuated Casas Gran
des. He made no mention of having
Vera Cruz. Arrival of hundreds ol
American refugees today fleeing be
fore war clouds failed to bring anj
unusual excitement to Mexico's prin
cipal seaport. Native residents are
optimistic. Refugees unite in de
claring that crowds which greeted
them at railroad station on their trip
here were fairly courteous.
Out in the harbor today battleship
Nebraska was lying at anchor with
nearly 200 American citizens aboard,
waiting for transport which is ex
pected within 24 hours to take them
Train from Mexico City last jiight
brought several score Americans arid
several hundred other foreigners.
Not one of these had anything but
highest praise for courtesy and po
lite treatment accorded them by con
stitutionalist troops and officers in
Mexico City and en route. Twelve
carloads of American refugees unde?
care of Special Agent Rodgers ex
pected from capital today.
Columbus, N. M. Spies for de
facto government have been watch
ing shipment of troops and supplies
at Columbus base. One suspect
under arrest; several being watched,
German who formerly lived in Mex
ico City many years and came here
since Villista raid under-surveillance.
As result of spy scare, more vigor
ous precautions have been put into
effect in base camp, especially at ar
senal, containing millions of rounds
Washington. Acting upon instruc
tions from Gen. Carranza, Mexican
Ambassador Arredondo today called
upon a number of Latin-American
diplomats and explained the Mexican
situation from the Mexican stand
point. He told them that constitu
tionalist troops in Chihuahua had
been instructed not to attack Ameri
can troops unless latter take aggres
sive, while present diplomatic nego
tiations are pending.
Mexico City. Salvator and Costa
Rica have notified Mexican govern
ment that they will join Mexico in
opposing invasion by United States,
it was stated today.
Though armed conflict with U. S.
is now considered imminent, Mexi
can people still hope for settlement
of controversy by diplomatic nego
tiations. Mexico business men expressed
disbelief that U. S. would risk de
stroying her friendly relations with
Latin-American countries, after la
boring so hard to establish them, by
conflict with Mexico. They believe
American government realizes that
invasion of Mexico would arouse hos
tility against U. S. throughout Cen
tral and South America, endanger
ing, if not ruining, trade connections
of American merchants and manu
facturers. All classes of people seem to be
lieve that some way will be found out
of the difficulty without permanent
breach of friendly relations.
Proclamation of War Minister Ob
regon, calling upon all who have been
in arms against government to
abandon that attitude and join Car
ranza forces in case of war with U.
, S., is expected to bring general re-