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At this time he was talking with Car
ranza, commander. Gen. Gomez sent
.written message that Capt Boyd
was bringing force in town and sug
gested a conference.
Capt Boyd feared an ambush. He
was under the impression that the
Mexicans would run as soon as we
We formed for attack, Boyd's in
tention being to move up to the line
of about 120 Mexicans on the edge
of the town. We formed C troop on
the lift , in line of skirmishers, one
platoon of K troop on right of line
and another K troop platoon on ex
treme right, escheloned a little to the
When we were within 300 yards the
Mexicans opened fire before we fired
a shot Then we opened up. They
did not run. To make a long ac
count short, after about an hour's
fire, in which both troops had ad
vanced, C troop to position of Mex
ican machine gun and K troop clos
ing in slightly to the left We were
very busy on the right, keeping off
a flank attack. A group of Mexicans
left town, went around our rear and
Jed our horses left at a gallop.
At about 9 o'clock one platoon of
Troop K, which was on our right,
fell back. Sergeant said he could not
stay there. Both platoons fell back
about 1,000 yards to the west and
then, together with some men of
Troop C who were there, these men
I was slightly wounded. Capt
Boyd, a man told me, was killed.
Nothing was seen of Lieut Adair
after fight started, so man I saw
I am hiding in a hole 2,000 yards
, from field and have one other
wounded man and three men with
. me. (Signed) Morey, Captain.
New York. By tomorrow at the
latest 17,000 militia men from New
York, New Jersey, Connecticut Ver
mont and Massachusetts will be on
.trains speeding toward border,
j Major General Leonard. Wood's
orders for this force to proceed at
once to the "border met with instant
response from officers and men.
So urgent was the demand for the
militia that medical examinations
will be waived. Regiments which
brought thei rstanding up to full
war strength' by hurry-up recruiting
during the last few days will take
their "green" men along, anticipat
ing time to train them upon arrival
Eagle Pass, Tex. Destruction of
deserted American consulate in Tor
reon June 18 by Carranza soldiers
and civilians, led by mayor, reported
by American refugees arriving here.
Mexico City. The foreign office
made the positive declaration today
that work on Mexican reply to Amer
ican note has not even been begun.
It is impossible, officials said, to fore
cast when reply will be ready for de
livery. May be several days.
El Paso, Tex. The concensus
of opinion of high military officers,
government representatives and
other Authorities here is that Car
ranza cannot concede to President
Wilsotfs virtual ultimatum without
being deposed by defacto army
chiefs. Should Carranza concede
demands, he will meet Francisco Ma
dero's fate, in opinion of those fa
miliar with situation.
Laredo, Tex. Gen. Riccult, com
manding at Nueo Laredo, has been
recalled to Monterey. Gen. Nefar
rete, commanding at Matamoras, has
had his jurisdiction extended to in
clude Nuevo Laredo. ,
Camp Ferris, Grayling, Mich.
Part of Michigan national guard will
move to border early Wednesday, ac
cording to tentative plans of Brig.
Gen. J. P. Kirk.
Fort Benjamin Harrison. Indianap
di. 4,000 Indiana guardsmen mo
bilized at Ft Harrison, according to
estimate by Col. Aubrey L. Kuhlman.
Lieut-Col. Lewis, U. S. A., says all
who .join militia must serve three