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U. S. NEEDS MORE MEN AS VILLA FLEES
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Former War Minister Says
Holland Fears Germany
May Act Hastily.
Believe British May Try
Cross Holland To A Hack
The Teutonic Flank.
ROME. Itmly, April i Wireless re
ports from Zurich state that
Holland has closed her German
i rentier and massed oil her available
i i ea there.
l! is believed that Holland antlci
iites Germany may throw an army
run Hftlland to prevent that which
many is said to fear: a British
movement through Holland to attack
me x posed Oerman flank.
Holland In Apprehcnsiie.
Xmsterdaw, Holland. April 4. "I do
""' tt.r a aaomeiu suggest there U a
j.ossioilltr that Great Britain intends to
i i ml liar new armies on the Dutch
"ist. said former minister of war
ln tod in an interview regarding
" ' "'Iniyslsrlous military preparations
i Holland "We have the aasuranco
'f BHliirn that she will respect our I
" Niiamv ana we reiv vn that asstir
'" ' Hut the question is. what does
nnany think of this
if the- Germans beg-In seriously to be
l..n what Influence will that hare on
i rnwnj'j attitude toward us? If Ger
ui.1 ny judges our defensive capacity ln
.!! quale and considers that a British
invasion into Oermany through Hol
land is to be feared, would it be strange
'i . were approached from the Ger
iii.ni ide with proposals to which we
ninot submit, because they mean the
bandonment of our neutrality toward
i tic allies."
.lonkerr Colyn added that something
,..Mtnc should be done with regard to
'imam. He suggested the strength
. iiiNK T the Dutch forces. In order to
'i. ik. it clear to Germany that Holland
i is in. power and the intention to pre-
"it i m naci to Germany's open flank.
1 i-idon Eng., April 4 An explosion
"i i ponder factory In Kent has caused
i'e death or Injury of 100 persons. It
w.is announced officially today.
'Hit following statement was given
' The ministry of munitions reports
th great regret that during; the week
id a serious fire broke out In a pow-
r fa.tory which led to a series of
.litduns in (be works. The fire
.c. purely accidental. It was dlscov-
1 :it midday and the last of the
v plosions took place shortly after 2
I'm k in the afternoon.
The approximate number of casual
Washington. D. C April 4. Great
Britain's refusal to release the 38 Ger-''i-ini,
ustrlans and Turks taken from
the American steamer China, near
Mi.uiKhai. was received today at the
state department and will be given out
fm publication later
The British note if understood to In
Mst upon the right of that government
to miie enemy subjects returning to
tiki part in the war
'I hie it Is undestood. the United
Matis is prepared to dispute vigor
Beilm, Germany, April 4 (Wireless
pi .S,inlle ) Another Zeppelin raid on
Hie Kntish oat was made on Mon-
la liiglit the admiralty announced to-
l.i The fortifications near Yarmouth
Mere attai ked and the airships re
tui lied safelA
In thv zeppelin raid of Kunday night,
, iiiording to a German official state
ment, ldinburg, Scotland, was bom
1'irded and various factories and pub
(Onltsoed on naze S, Col. 3.)
lv Villa Uncaught Is a
The War At a Glance
THERE is a slight lull on the
battle raging around Verdun,
following the violent fight
ing of Monday, by which the French
pushed their way back to the
northern outskirts of Calllaux be
tween Douaumont and Vaux, and
regained a footing In the village
of Vaux Itself.
Northwest, of the fortress, the ar
tillery on both sides has been ac
tively employed along the Avo-court-Malancourt
front, where the
salient In the line is graduailv be
ing straightened out by the south
ward push of the Germans.
A British powder factory In
Kent has been blown up. causing
the death or injury of 200 persona
The ministry of munitions declares
the explosion was purely acci
dental. Norway, saj i a Copenhagen
dispatch, has asked Germany to
investigate whether German sub
marines hae been responsible for
the sinking of the large number
of Norwegian essels
Cardinal's Inspiring Pas
toral Letter to Downtrod
den Angers Germany.
London. Eng . April 4. Cardinal Her
der's pastoral letter, which evoked a
remonstrance from Gov. Gen. von Bls
slng last month, has Just been received
here. The Belgian cardinal says:
"Let us even suppose that the Issue
of the gigantic war now being fought
In Europe and In Asia minor should be
uncertain, one fact is .lrMriir -t-w
lished In civilization and histor the
ni.Ml tvlllHIKl. n D.l-L.u ... -. . r-4
...v.--.. ., .Huaj.., w. nvi6'Uin. ill UIllSOll
wtb your king and government you
have made Immense saertf4c6 for your
count rjL Peoples abrsed understand
you? spirit tx arlfloe; you ard ad,
WW Ha jlrtr"Wwratlon Has taken
Its place gloriously In history. It not
that a conquest, my brethren? Are vou
not the most gtorlouB of conquerors'
"I know that you weep, nhat the
hearts of mother and wives are bro
ken, that lives, are being lost on the
banks of the Taer. The imprisonment
of our nation on our own soli Is sadly
"We shall wit), but we are not vet
at the end of our suffering. France,
Great Britain and Russia have pledged
themselves to make no peace until Bel
gium has recovered her entire inde
pendence and been largely indemnified.
Italy, in turn, has adhered to this
pledge. Our future Is not in doubt, but
we must be prepared for If
On March 20 a letter addressed by
Gov. Gen. von Hissing to cardinal Mer
cler in connection with the latter's
pastoral letter, was published. The let
ter Bald in part:
"Your eminence, in pastoral letters.
Indulges In political statements against
which I decldedlv nrotest. It Is unite
, Inexcusable that your eminence should
Nil. nnlH.llfll I,,.a rn.-.-l.. .1
issue of the war Thus, for Instance,
your eminence has mentioned Inaccu
rate utterances of persons who are not
in touch with events and who certainly
cannot be called experts. You speak
of the possibility that a decision such
as you desire could be expected by the
spreading of disease.
"By such arbitrariness vou cause
among a credulous population noxious
and extreme views and Induce them to
oppose the administrative work of
those who are in occupation of the
country. Especially Inadmlssable in a
pastoral letter is a hint of menace to
the religious liberty of the people of the
Prohibits further Activity.
"In these clrcumsetnces I henceforth
flternly prohibit anv political activity
and an stirring up of hostile sent!-'
ment against the authority or the occu
pying power, which authority Is legit
imate, according to international law.
I warn jour eminence to desist from
A report published in Berlin regard
ing cardinal Mercler's pastoral letter
said that, according to advices from
rman officials In Brussels. th car-
inal stated in it that if he once
ubted the final victory, his faith had
now been restored as a result of his
conversations with North Americans
and South Americans who had inspired
him with unshakeable confidence In
Printer Is Imprisoned.
The Koelnlsche Zeltung announced on
March 31 according to a Havas dls-
patch from Berne, that the printer who
primea carainai Aiercier s pastoral let
ter bad'been sentenced to a year's Im
prisonment. FRED Gill
Berlin Germany, April 4 Strong
French positions south "est of Douau
mont and in the C'alllette wood north
east of Verdun, have been taken by
German troops, the war office an
No Attack During Mchi.
Paris, France, Apill 4. No infantry
attacks were made Monday night by
the Germans in the Verdun region, the
war office announced this afternoon.
The French continued their heavy
oomoardment along the Douaumont
Vaux front, northeast of Verdun.
response was feeble. There were vio
lent artillery exchanges near Avocouit
WANTS TO QUIT WARFARE
TflH ALUS AMERICAN
B R FiDisuni
Commander at Torreon Says
Villislas May Turn In
Horses and Arms.
REYES SAYS HE
. NEEDS 60 DAYS
Points Out Notification Of
Isolated Bands Taes
Time; May Be Ruse.
T.ORREON. SI ex., April 4. Canuto
Reyes, commanding the Villa
forces in this locality, has sent
a letter to Gen. Jacinto Trevlno, Car-
ranza commander, offering to sur
render with all his forces if given
amnest. This information was given
out today by Gen. Trevino.
Carranza authorities here nay that
the surrender of Reyes would break
organized resistance to the de facto
government and end the hopes of Villa.
There ie a disposition, however, to ac
cept his offer conservatively, as the
letter says six weeks will be necessary
for Gen. Reyes to notify all his follow
ers, and there Is a possibility that
this may bo a ruse to gain time for
Villa May Join Reyes.
It has been frequently reported late
ly that Villa was making his way to
the neighborhood of Torreon In oader
to offect a Junction with Reyes.
In the letter' UB Gelt. Trevino, the
signature of which, has been positive
ly Identified. Reyes says' he deplores
the useless continuation of a bloody
ana nepeiess struggle.
Trevino Gives Illm 10 Days.
In answer. Gen. Trevino said today
that he was preparing proclamations
which would be distributed broadcast,
allowing all bandits ten days to come
in and give up their horses and saddles.
He says that be is confident that be
cause of their knowledge of h.s Just
treatment to those who surrendered in
the Chihuahua campaign, the Mllistab
will respond readily.
Reyes Is the recognized chief of all
the small bands operating In the La
guna and Durango districts, including
those of Contreras and Hilario Rodri
guez. There have been no signs lately of
aggression by Contreras in the Kazas
district. This probably Is due to the
fact that strong Carranza forces now
are located at Velardena. '
13th Cavalryman Who Was
in the Columbus Fight and
Villa Chase, Succumbs.
Another name has been added to the
'1st of dead American soldiers of the
PvL James T. Wakeley, of troop K.
13th cavalry, died at the Fort Bliss
nase Hospital Monday afternoon at 3
oclock of heart disease. He was a nart
of the first expeditionary force which
went Into Mexico after Villa, having
been with Col. Slocuni when the regi
ment crossed the border first. Two
weeks ago PvL Wakeley was brought
to the hospital from the front suffering
with heart trouble and was known to
be in a serious condition.
TvL "VVakeley's enlistment expired
only a few hours before he died and he
had made his arrangements to take a
furlough until his health was restored
and then to reenllst with his old regi
ment In the field. He was a native of
Kentucky and his brother, Charles
Wakeley. lives at S41 West avenue.
No arrangements have yet been made
for the funeral services of PvL Wake
ley as the army officers are waiting to
hear from his relatives.
23 SICK SOLDIERS SENT TO
FORT SAM HOUSTON HOSPITAL
A special tourist car conveyed 21 sol
diers, afflicted with chronic troubles,
to San Antonio Monday night, where
the men will be Riven treatment In the
hospital at Fort Sam Houston. The men
left on the 10:30 train over the G. H. &
S A., and were In the custody of Corp.
Charles W. Brown, of the hospital corps
at Fort Bliss.
All cases of chronic trouble among
the soldiers will hereafter be sent to
San Antonio. In order to relieve any
congestion at Fort Bliss, where the
men, direct from the punitive expedi
tion, are being treated.
COMMANDER OF RUSSIANS
IN GALICIA HAS RESIGNED
Petrograd, Russia, April 4. Gen. N. I.
Ivanoff has retired from the command
of the Russian armies in Volhynla and
Galicla. and emperor Nicholas has
addressed a complimentary rescript to
Gen. Ivanoffs successor has not been
IS II FORT
Bandits, Defeated At Guerrero By Carrancistas, Tteir Chief Vounded and In
Hiding, Are Attacked At Daybreak In San Geronimo By Americans and
Shot Down As They Run For Their Horses-i Escape To the Hills
Minus Bedding, Food and Soretacked Animals Shout "Los Gringoes
As Springfields Awaken Them In Early Morning Charge.
FIRST accurate information of the battle in Mexico on last Wednesday, in which Col. Dodd's American cav
alrymen defeated Pancho Villa and his bandit band, came to El Paso last night in a message from George H.
Clements, who is at the front. This information shows that the battle took place in San Geronimo. south of
Guerrero, instead of in the town of Guerrero, as generally believed, and that Villa had not had the success in annihil
ating the Carranza garrison at Guerrero as represented in some quarters on the border. Mr. dementi's dispatch comes
from Gen. Pershing's advance base by motor truck to Columbus, New Mexico, and from Columbus to EI Paso by
wire, and is the first direct from the front news of the first engagement of American troops on Mexican soil. Carranza
claims in El Paso, printed. in The Herald yesterday, in which it was stated that the Guerrero garrison was not an
nihilated by Villa, are borne out by Mr. Clements's vivid story from the front. Mr. Clements's message is printed
DVANCED base punitive expedi
tion United States Aimy. near
Namlquipa. Chihuahua, Mexico,
March 31. (By truck train -to Colum
bus, N. M., April S). The victory or
the American forces over Villa's bandit
band in the battle of San Oeronlrao
Wednesday was eyeu .bjp eomplata
than MSSrttWf'l. SeSuls wTjo 7lW
brouahLJth nc,iv-frora-Uir, battlefield
this monung. It Is now known that
Villa lost 10 killed and a great many
more wounded. The American casual
ties consisted of but four to slightly
wounded that they needed only first
aid and refused to be sent to the hos
pital base for treatment.
Seventh CaTalrymtn the Ileroea.
On the part of the Americans the
battle was fought and won by a squad
ron of the Seventh cavalry commanded
by Col. Erwln. who has been leading
one of three columns under command
of Col. Dodd and which have been in
pursuit of the bandit leader through
the mountain fastness of the Sierra
Madre for the past twelve days since
leaving field headquarters at Casas
Grandes in the early days of the cam
paign. According to the reports of the San
Geronimo battle, made by Col. Dodd,
Col Erwin, n ho had reached Mata
chio last Sunday, had heard that Villa
was striking west" from the Santa Ma-
MKEBED, BLISTERED, (HUES
II. S. MPS OVERTAKE BANDITS
Hard Riding Alone Enables American Forces to Capture
Villistas Resting After Their Attack on Guerrero;
Villa and His Men Escape in Direction Patroled
By Americans; Cavalry Out of Food Supplies.
Ily II. W.
T THE FRONT, with Gennrsl
Commanding, March 31, via Air
plane and Motor Courier In
American Border at Columbus, N. M..
April 4. The strategy whereby after
two weeks of pursuiL Tancho Villa's
band was overtaken by American
troops and dispersed, was revealod
Although Villa, wounded previously
by Carrancistas, ds a marked man with
his freedom of flight hampered. It Is
not considered here that the difficulties
of final success have been materially
lessened, although the men and offi
cers all are pushing tho pursuit with
renewed energy In trying to drive
home the first success.
This headquarters camp, on a high
mesa today faced a mountain studded
area, 40 miles in diameter, across and
around which a number of columns of
lean cheeked American cavalrymen
were galloping along the trails of Villa
Blackened Ily Service.
iiiese men were so blackened by
dust. by sun. stubble beards and blis
ters that on more than one occasion
Mexicans have failed on first sight to
recognize them as Americans. The
commanding officer and his staff
camped hero without tents, sleeping in
the open In the bitter mountain air,
when sleep was possible, but most of
the time planning, stretching rations
to the HmiL estimating how to obtain
every ounce of speed and endurance to
the last man available for tho chase.
From commander to the rookie, the
soldiers of these columns, in the midst
of Villa's own country, are living the
same hard existence to which the
Villistas are resorting in their at
tempts to escape by going hungry, cold
and wearj, but always pressing for
ward. Hnnl IlldlnK- Amerlcnns.
The strategy of the two w'eeks' cam
paign was to send the American
column In a straight line, along "the
ISS,nSCSTTEREOi BRUISED B!
llll- , m
By PE0. H. CLEMENTS,
rla. valley with Guerrero as his object
ive and he immediately cut loose from
the base with a view to meeting Villa
before he could form a Junction with
friendly forces which were reported
awaiting his coming in the mountains
west of Guerrero.
Villa Defeated fit Guerrero.
;ify tasking forced march. Villa.
(Acoseiled in reaching Guesrero and
there wa- gUmi the irarprfse at hie
life. It is believed he expected the
Carranza garrison of the town would
renounce allegiance to the chief ex
ecutive of the de facto government
of Mexico and flock to his standard
and together would attempt to give
battle to the approaching Americans.
Instead of abandoning Carranza, the
garrieon puL up a heroic defence of
the town and In a twenty-four fight
drove him off, after killing many of
his men. ranging in number from IS
to 58, and wounding many more.
Villa Carried Off Wounded.
CoL Hrwin had hoped to arrive at
Guerrero in time to engage Villa but
In this he was disappointed. The ban
dit leader had been whipped and It
was reported by men who said they
saw him fall and carried away from
the field, so badly wounded that It
is among the possibilities that he
may never again lead his men in bat
tle It was reported to Col. Erwin that
the Associated l'res.
string of the bow" while Villa was tak
ing a longer route along the "arc of the
bow." Coupled with this maneuver,
was a general order: "Spare nothing
except horse flesh."
Under these two orders, the caval
rymen, with Col. George A. Dodd's
brigade alwajs in the van, after leav
ing the American border, pushed
straight southward through the Santa
Maria river valley. Villa, meanwhile,
after passing north and east of Casas
Grandes, had swung eastward of this
valley, behind the ridge of mountains,
closo to 6000 feet high, topped with
huge copper green perpendicular cliffs.
which border closely to the eastern
side of tho stream. In this swing to
the east. Villa's positions were difficult
to locate. Sometimes It seemed almost
Cnvnlry Moves Ever Onward.
Nevertheless, the cava!&-y steadily
hurried southward along the shorter
line, trusting that Villa finally mould
try to turn ahead of them to his old
haunts. Literally nothing except horse
flesh was spared by the Americans.
March .2 Cot Dodd's men, reduced
by the necessity of leaving patrols be
hind as a result of the Illness of
about 40 men, and by other military
duties, to a total advance guard of
about 400, ran completely out of pro
visions and food for their horses. In
stead of halting to await food, they
pushed on, leaving on regular lines of
communication with the columns in
their rear. For one ealld week they
lived thus, on their wits, their reserve
strength and such scanty food as they
copld pick up, but always following
the order "Spare nothing except horse
flesh." Air Scout's Good Work.
How well they spared the horses was
proven by their final dash Into the
Villa stronghold Wednesday morning,
a march, which for endurance and bril
liance, surpassed previous feats. Be
fore this dash, on Monday, an aviator
flyng over unknown mountains, farther
into Mexfco than any of the aero
(Continued on page - Col. 1.) i
Menace To Carranza's Power
ti rinnan ef "Vi 1 la's, f.-.f! toil ham)
had fled . southward toward Minaca.
and. without giving hie command
time to more than feed their horses,
he began the pursuit. They rode all
Tuesday and all night Tuesday night
and at six oclock Wednesday morning
reached San Geronimo, where the ban
dits 'bad spent the night in fancied
Over Roach Country.
It )MHI Man CoL SrwtUs Intention
to surprise Villa's men with the hope
of capturing the wounded leader, but
in that he was disappointed because
of the roughness of the country
through which he was compelled to
make bis heartbreaking march.
Erwin would still have been able
to surprise the bandit band, so early
did he reach the rendezvous, but
either a friendly native or a hard
riding outpost gave the alarm of bis
Just as Erwln's advance guard rode
into town, the bandits began to tum
ble out of the houses in which
they had slept and to make toward
the corrals In which the horses were
Villlatas Return American Fire.
AmerlcanH nnened fire, whleh vtram
warmly responded to by a few of the
oanaits out roost or tne latter began
a retreat toward the hills.
By this time the main body of Er
(Cbntlhced on pace 3, CoL 1.)
No Verification Received of
cre by the Villistas.
American mining refugees in El Faso
hope that the seven 'foreigners report
ed to have been killed by the Villistas
at Minaca and Guerrero are still alive.
This anticipation of good news as
to the safety of the seven men Is based
on the fact that, from no source, has
there been the least verification of the
death of the foreigners, save for the
statement of J. H. Locke, who made
his declaartion of the massacre before
the president of the municipality of
Cusl. That official In turn wired to
the management of the Cusl Mining;
company what Locke had said.
Locke Not There.
Developments on Tuesday show that
Locke was neither at Minaca. or finor-
, rero during the supposed maBsaore, and
that he had received warning from
friendly Mexicans that the Villistas
were coming and when he received this
Information he set out on horseback
for CusL It was on the conjecture
that Villa had killed the foreigners
that he told his story, it is now be
lieved. .e.V" Heard Nothing.
David Horwlti, who came up from
Chihuahua on Sunday night, stated
Monday evening that he was at the
Foreign club in Chihuahua on Satur
day and that a member of the club
came in and said' "I have Just come
from Letcher's office nni h- tu-
that there has been no verification of
tho massacre of foreigners at Minaca
N..F ?,as -nere been tne slightest
verification from the American army
of the massacre of the seven foreigners
up to this time, despite the fact that
the American troops are now well Into
the very country where the massacrs
Is supposed to have occurred
EL PASO DEALERS TO SHIP
HAY AND GASOLINE SOUTH
El Paso dealers are planning to ship
large consignments of hay and gasoline
to the Casas Grar.des country on the
southbound train that leaves Juares
on Thursday. The cars for the hay
are nuv fctlnpr loaded, but because
of the reutiicted number of cars that
a train now operating on the Mexico
North Western can carry, not all of
the consignment of hay will go at
one time. Thrt limit to the average
mixed train going out of Juares on
the North AVestern road now Is 14 cars.
Only Troops Needed For
Patrol Of Border States
'Are Now Available.
Chase Extends South Of the
Chihuahua Capital; Need
Of Railroad Pressing.
SAN ANTONIO. TEX, April 4-Wiih
the dispatch of the remaJrilns de
tachments of the fifth cavalry
Gen. Funston has sent Into Mexico all
the American troops Immediately avail
able. The actual number of trooi.-
operating In Mexico never has bep
maae pumic for military reasons. 1.
army officers regard the number as a.
The only troops remaining on the boi -der
are those urgently needed for pa
trol of the international boundary.
Staff officers explained today that
since th beginning of the Villa chase
the situation has been so altered that it
has become imperative that a short cnt
to the field of operations be made or
that the roundabout road now followed
be guarded by a much heavier force.
From Consular and Other Advice.
Assuming, as Gen. Funston now be
lieves, that Villa has gone south of Chi
huahua city and is somewhere neai
Satevo, heading toward Parral, th.
American line of communications will
have to extend indefinitely southward
If the railroads or, particularly, the
Juarez-Chihuahua line of the National
railways is used, a more direct and more
satisfactory line could be established.
Gen. Funston had today received no
word from Gen. Pershing, nor did he
have any advices as to the number of
bandits taken prisoner since the Ameri
can troops entered Mexico.
Need Railroads for Troops.
'If It Is proved beyond doubt that
villa Is on his way south, perhaps
toward Parral, and even Torreon, the
campaign against him cannot be car
ried much farther unless the rallroadi
between Chihuahua and the border are
made available for the movement of
troops or enough more troops are sen!
into Mexico to strengthen greatly the
lines of communication. This was
frankly stated at Gen. Funston's head
quarters, where it was also intimated
that representations to this effect
would be made to the war department.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.
Private advices seeming to
show that Villa has been defi
nitely located south of Chihuahua were
received today by the state department
and at once turned over to the war de
partment for transmission to Gen
Gen. Funston advised the war depart
ment today he was sending more troops
into Mexico from Columbus to protect
the line or communication. He did not
state whether any additional troops had
been sent forward to the military base.
Fighting Column Adequate.
So far. Gen. Funston has not sugsest
ted reinforcements of Gen. Pershing's
forces, except merely to protect the ex
tended communication lines and there
was no confirmation today of border
reports that extensive additions to the
fighting column would bo required
Later reports to the war department
say parts of the fifth and 11th cavalrv
and of the 20th and 51th lnafntry were
stationed at Columbus.
Apache Scouts Start South.
Nineteen Apache scouts and trailers
have been ordered from Fort Apathe
Ar-, to Gen. Pershing's column. Capt
Oliver P M. Hazzard of the 10th ca
airy, who was with Gen. Funston whe
he captured Aguinaldo, left with the
scouts for the border today, but he will
not accompany them into Mexico.
The army censorship today veiled the
number and personnel of the additional
troops which have been sent across the
border. MaJ. Gen. Scott, chief of Starr,
said the extra troops had left Columbus
two days ago, but no word of the move
ment had been allowed to leak ouL It
was believed that the fifth cavalry, re
cently sent from Fort Myer, Va, Fort
Sheridan. I1L. and Fort Leavenworth,
Kane., was drawn upon.
Villa has led bis forces to the
south of Satevo, it is likely that he
traveled through the valley of the
San Pedro river, which rises near Cu
sihutriachtc and flows eastward and
northeast. In this event he has passed
the Los Remedios ranch, owned by Wil
liam Benton, an Englishman, murdered
at Juarez after an altercation with
After Satevo his trail is believed here
to have led south over the watrshed be
tween the valleys of the river Conchos
and the river Florida,
Blny Go to Darango.
Well Informed persons here believe
Torreon is Villa's present objective, but
that after that he will proceed to Du
rango city. The country In that sec
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