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AnnericSihs Defeat and Scatter Villa
The Omaha Daily Bee
Advertising is the pen
THE WEATHER.
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VOL. XY NO. '247.
OMAHA. SATUKDAV MOKX1XU. AlMJlIi 1, UMU-SIXTKKX PAUK-S.
Oa Train, at Hotel
Raw Stanaa, ate, 5
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BEATEN OUTLAWS
CARRY WOUNDED
CHIEFTAIN AWAY
9 Band
V;
' OFFICER GOOD
KILLED BY MAN,
WHO KILLS SELF
Veteran Patrolman is Fatally Shot
by Oliver T. Morrell Following
POLICEMAN KILLED WHILE
MAKING ARREST.
AMERICAN JROOPS
GERMANY AWAITS
AN INVESTIGATION
BEFORE REPLYING
GERMANS RETURN FRENCH AIR RAID ON THEIR
CAMP by dropping bombs on Saloniki. The photo shows
the river front in Saloniki. In the foreground is a German
"aviatik," brought down by one of the French air scouts.
:?J BANDITS
. v--
y ula Outlaws Do Not Know of Sol-
diers Approacn unxn iney
Feel Blow.
A
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Arreat and an Attempted
Escape.
h TURNS GUN ON WIFE AND SELF
Shoots Wife Three Times, Severely
Wounding Her, and Then Takes
His Own Life.
MORRELL IS AN EX-FIREMAN
Police Officer William Good, one
of the veterans of the force, was
shot and instantly killed by Oliver
P., Morrell, 2924 North Twenty
fourth street, shortly after 1 o'clock
yesterday.
Following the murder of the of
ficer, Morrell shot and seriously
wounded his wife, and then turned
the gun on himself, with fatal re
sults. The shooting followed the arrest
of Morrell by Good. A call was re
ceived at police headquarters that a
man was beating his wife at 2924
North Twenty-fourth street. Good,
the patrolman on the beat, was or
dered to investigate and he arrested
Mrrcll.
Breaks from Officer.
He took Morrell to a drug- store on the
corner of Twenty-fourth and Blnney
streets, from which place he called for
the patrol. A minute after Good sum
moned the wagon Miorrell broke away
from the officers and started to flee.
Good set out In pursuit. After a few
atepa Morrell stopped, drew a gun and
fired at the officer. The bullet struck
Good squarely In the mouth, killing- him
Instantly.
Morrell then went to his home and
fired three shots at his wife, striking
her in the stomach, cheat and head. She
was taken to the Swedish Mission hos
pital, where she is reported in a serious
condition.
Morrell then turned the gun on him
self. The bullet went through his hea l
and he was dead when the police ar
rived' ,...'"'
Good was appointed to the Omaha
police force, Juno 23, 1902. He was re
garded as one of the most reliable offi
cers on the force. Me lived at 331i
fcpauldlng ' street and is survived by a
wife and two children, line was 48 years
of age.
Morrell was M years of age and for
twenty years had been a city fireman.
He is survived by three children, each
under 7 years of age.
According to neighbors of the Morrella
tbey had quarreled frequently, particu
larly because Morrell was Jealous of his
wife. s She had attended a dance Thurs
day evening, and the trouble Friday arose
over his accusing her of being escorted
borne by another man.
Sv Hospital Ship Sunk
by German Subsea
PARIS. March 31. The hospital ship
Portugal has been sunk in the Black sea
by a German torpedo boat or submarine
with a large number of wounded aboard,
according to an announcement of the
official press bureau tonight. It is said
that the Portugal had Red Cross signs
conspicuously displayed.
Court Orders Sale
of .'Frisco System
ST. LOUIS; March 31. A decree for the
sale of the St. Louis & San Francisco
railroad at foreclosure was signed by
Circuit Judge Sanborn In the United
States district court here today. Tho
minimum price was placed at 4o,700,000.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicln-
r.t Uy Fair, sllgtly warmer.
Trmprratarea at Oman xeaieraay.
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ISIS. 1916. 114. 191.
Hichest yeiterday 4i : 41 1
l'Wfal yeaterday -t 41 40
Mean lemrwrature 42 41 44 60
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Temperature and precipitation depar
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Normal temperature 44
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Total -xce iilnce Marcli 1 114
Normal precipitation M Inch
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Kxcess for cor. period, laH.. .13 Inch
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Station ud State Tamo. Hlnh- Rain
of Weather. T P- in. et, fall
'heyenite. clear 4
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I eiiver. clear 4
le Moinra, cloudy 44
iJodae City, part cloudy 38
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WILLIAM 300D.
LONE GERMAN WHO
CAPTURED YESSEL
CHANGES HIS STORY
Man Who Took Possession
Matoppo Off New York Says
He is German
Spy. '
of
LOCKED UP SHIPS OFFICERS
Smashed Wireless Apparatus, Ter
rorized Crew and Searched
Safe and Cabins.
MAY BE TRIED FOR PIRACY
LEWES, Del., March 31. Ernest
Schiller, the young German who cap
tured the British steamer Matoppo
and terrorized Us crew of fifty-six
men on Wednesday night shortly
efter th ship had sailed out of New
York harbor for Vladlvoitock with
railroad supplies for the Russian gov
ernment, declared today that he was
a spy for the German government.
Weary from excitement undergone
In his efforts to escape from the
steamer yesterday after he had held
the crew In his power with pistols
ell of Wednesday night, he threw
himself upon a cot in the Lewes jail
early today and sought sleep.
"Tea, I am a spy for the German gov
ernment," he said. "Tou can beliee
It or not- il makea no difference to ire.
I a-ot my Instructions from the German
government to go aboard the ship and
to prevent Its cargo from reaching
Ruasla. I could have blown it up, but
the captan'a plea for his wife and daugh
ter was too much for me and I hadn t
the heart to do it. I am ready to take
the consequences, but I ask that they
keep me ashore Instead of sending me
back to the ship for the raptaln to take
me in charge."
May Be Tried for Piracy.
Hchlller had been told that as his dar
ing exploit occurred outside the thre
mlle limit, he would in all likelihood be
aken to British possessions In the West
Indies for trial for piracy. Federal au
thorltlea and repreaentatlves from the
British government came here today to
x amino Schiller and to deride what to
do with him. -
An examination into Pchlller'a mental
condition will be made. Thoae who have
talked with htm believe he la lrresponxl-
ble and that his story of his career 1
not true.
Schiller was reluctant to tell his history.
I was born In Germany," he said. Never
mind the town or my parents' name. I
have been in this country one year, in
New York three weeks. I was sent ty
the German government to England soon
after, the war started and at Germany's
requent I enlisted In the British navy
and was asulgne.T 10 the training ship
Conway at Liverpool.
want to say right now that there
are several thousand (ermana In ln
llrlllKh navy. I know what this means
to me. it's the Tower of lyindoq if they
get me bark to the Matappo. But I
won't go. Just bear that In mind.
Captain Hlchard Bergner of the Ma
toppo, said he la convinced that Schiller
Is a former naval otfirer.
American Forger
New York Officers to Identify Him
NEW YORK, March SI. Although I Ahle was Indicted October IJ. 1W, and
there Is an Indictment against Charles
II. Ahle here charging extortion. Ahle
would rather return to New Tork e-vl
run his chances before an American
court than stay In London under sus
picion of being a German spy.
Much to the surprise of tho police de
partment. Ahle has written from Loa
don telling of his predicament and tag
ging that the American authorljis cer
tify to Scotland Tard that he Is an
American rttlsen. Ahl'a letter came to
Detective Barney Flood, who sas that
six years ago he recognUed the indicted
man' on the Ktrand in London. W hen
the detective act oa ted hlro at tlia". timo
Ahle Indignantly denied ois identilv.
Now he writes to remind Flood of the
meeting and seek his aid.
CHIEF PERMANENTLY CRIPPLED
rOLVMBfa, N. M.. March 31. A
mesiafcp from Lieutenant Colonel P.
C. Cabell, General Pershing's chief
of staff, said Villa was carried away
In a carriage after the hattle,
wounded and with his hip perma
nently disabled.
Colonel Cabell In his inesoauo con
firmed the report lliat American troops
under Colonel George A. Podd had de
cisively defeated 600 VUllstas. killing 31,
Including General Klineo Hernandex.
Pablo Ixipex, Villa's lieutenant, who was
reported to have been killed In the Co
lumbus raid, la stated to have been se
riously wounded.
ttlark at Dunn.
Colonel Dodd attacked the Villa camp
with 400 members of the Seventh and
Tenth cavalry at dawn, completely sur
prising the Mexicans and forcing them
Immediately on the defensive. A five
hour running fiitht follawed and Inst re
ports from Colonel lHdd were that the
American troopers were close behind the
Vlllistss. who were fleeing further Into
the mountains.
It was Indicated that the Mexican
forces were somewhere northwest of the
railroad at the last reporta to General
Perslilng'a headquarters. Before the bat
tle the American forces marched through
out the late day and all night, making a
march of fifty-five miles through the
chill mountain night In seventeen hours.
Several Takea Prisoners.
Several Villa prisoners were taken in
the engagement, the exact number not
being Indicated In reports received here.
Also a number of Carranxa soldiers, who
were being held with the bandits' forces
awaiting execution, were liberated and
are assisting the American forces In tho
pursuit.
The Villa flight after the engagement
was an utter rout, arms and equipment
being thrown away by the Mexicans In
their haate. Two maehlne guns, a quan
tity of ammunition and supplies were
captured by Colonel Dodds' forces.
The dead and woundecUaf.'llllstas were
lying about the fl?ld over which the
Americana fought and Colonel Dodds' re
ports said that perhna. the estimate of
thirty killed wss low. The names of the
Americans wounded were not contlnod
In the dispatch, but 1 was reported that
none of the men mi in a dangerous
condition. 4
Later reporta indicate that Villa ha
separated his W men Into small banda
each, fleeing in a different direction nnd
that the bandit hlrrwelf with a few
chosen followers were helnr Jolted, over
mountain roads in a light carriage in an
attempt to reach a hiding place.
entrlea Are Borprlsed.
While few details were given in the
dlspatchej it was asserted that, despite
the arduous mountain march of the
Americans, the advance guard crept up
through arroyos beyond the Villa out
pocts before they were discovered and
that tha American Sprinfle d ilflea mowjd
the Mexicans down as they sprang from
their pallets.
Villa, himself, was In a little tent on a
knoll In the rear of the encampment and
It was asserted took no active part In the
engagement, leaving the direction of his
troops to General Hernandes.
The dispatches did not state definitely
that Villa was wounded In the engage
ment, but rather intimated that ho bad
t een wounded previously and was nursing
his injuries at the time of the attack.
This Is taken here to mean either that
he was wounded, ns has been reported In
the attack on Columbus, or In the minor
skirmish with the Carransa forces In tho
vicinity of Namaqulpa early Inst week.
The isolation of the country In which
tho engagement was fought and the dif
ficulties in communication and trans
Hon are iliovtn by the fact that Colonel
Dodds' report did not reach the heal
qi:arters of General Pershing at Colonla
for more than forty-eight hours.
Secretly Married
Just to Add Spice
8HKNANDOAH, la., March 31. iSimv
cial.) To add more spice to the romance,
not becaufe of family objections, was the
reason Miss Ruth Moaher of IeMars. la.,
and K. A. Trapp, a reporter for the Houx
City Tribune, give for their secret mar
riage. The bride, who has been visiting her
sinter, Mrs. II. G. Fox six weeks, nur
prtsed the family, when she announce J
her husbsnd was expected for a vi t
The reporter and fiancee eluded their
friends and were quietly married bofor
he came to Shenandoah. They will re
turn to Rloux City Funday to make their
home. The bride is the daughter of Dr.
Mosher. head of a hospital at LeMars.
Held as Spy Asks
It la said he Jumped hia ball of
His alleged crime Is not an ex'.radlloble
offense.
A deposition setting forth '.ho fans
about Ahle's career is now On its way
to London.
SEISMIC SHOCK IS
FELT AT GEORGETOWN
WASHINGTON, March U. Pronounced
earth shock's were recorded at George
town unlveralty this morning. They be
gan at i M a. m , arid continued until
1:30 o'clock, and reached their greatest
intensity at .3i o'clock. The disturbance
la eatlmtd to have been centered about
I.SuO mllea from Washington.
Gerard Presents Note to Imperial
Government Asking if U Boat
Torpedoed the Sussex or
Horse Ship.
COMMUNICATION IS FRIENDLY
Kaiser's Answer Will Be Delayed
Until an Inquiry Can Be
Made in Case.
SOFT PEDAL AT WASHINGTON
HKHL1N. aMrch 31. (By Wire
less to Tuckerton, N. J.) James W.
Gerard, the American ambassiidor,
ha, presented to the foreign office
his government's request for Infor
mation whether any German subma
rine hadtorpedoed the cross-channel
steamer Sussex or the British horse
ship Englishman. The answer, ac
cording to the Overseas News agency,
will be delayed for some time 1 11
order to allow the naval authorities
to make the necessary investigations.
The tenor of the note handed the
foreign office hy the ambassador is
friendly throughout.
Aak Alinnt Third easel.
The American embassy In addition
to requesting information concern
ing the steamers Sussex and English
man, also has asked the foreign of
fice regarding a third steamer, the
Manchester Engineer. It Is reported
that nothing is known concerning the
loss of the three ships.
The Manchester Engineer went to
the bottom as the result of an ex
plosion while on a trip from Phila
delphia to Manchester. The crew,
which contained two American ne
groes, was saved. Wesley Frost,
American consul at Queenstown, re
ported that the steamer was tor
pedoed. Dlarnaaed by Cabinet.
WASHINGTON, March 81. -President
Wilvon and his cabinet today ' di" 'used
the evidence thus far received by the
tftate department In the cas-s of recent
disasters to merchant rhlpa carrying
American citlsens. In tho absence of
Conclusive proof of submarine attacks no
action waa taken.
It Is understood that the course to be
pursued by the United fit ales ahould the
Indications be sustained by evidence now
being gathered, was considered at length.
After the meeting It waa authoritatively
Indicated that no step Involving serious
consequences was imminent that the ad
ministration was determined to proceed
only after definite facts were before it,
and that there would bo no action unless
there waa positive proof that a subma
rine commander had acted in violation
of the principles of International law.
Maw Renuire a Week.
Secretary Iiiatnir itiado It clear that he
believed six or seven days might elapse '
before the desired Information was re
ceived. The press dispatch from Berlin
announcing that Ambassador Gerard had
presented to the Berlin foreign office an
inquiry whether a German submarine had
attacked the Suiwea or the British horse
ship Kngllshman was read with interest
In officlsl circles. .
The statement In the dispatch that the
reply might be delayed bore out the
opinion of officials that all the German
submarines on cruisers at the time of
the disasters had not reported.
It was said at tho .Slate department
that no dispatches of Importance regard
ing any of the casts under Investigation
had been received during the day.
Five Zeppelins Raid
n . n 1 'J '
Eastern hngianQi
'
IONION, April 1. Five Zeppelin air
ships raided the eHnlcrn countries oT
England last niht, according to an
official announcement Junt Ifwucd. Thus
far it has been ascertained that about
ninety bombs were dropped by the In
vaders. NORTH PLATTE MEN IN EAST
TO REPRESENT POWER CO.
WASHINGTON, March :. I .-pe. inl
Telegram. )-M. V. HoHRlaiid and wife and
John Halllgan and wife of North Platte
are gueats at the lUleiah. Mera. HoaK-
land and Halligau are in Washington to
represent the attorney general of Ne
braska In the suit of the Heaver Itlver
Power company againat the fulled
."latca, the atate of NebraAa being one
of the Intervenora In the ault, which
seeks to determine whether the general
government has the right lo collect tolU
for the uae of water power ond by a
private corporation.
Harmony
Between the seller and the
buyer is what makes busi
ness. Nothing equals
newspaper advertising as
the .means of keeping the
merchant and his patron
in touch with one another.
Advertise in The Dee
AVIATION RELAY
CHAIN INCOMPLETE
Air Craft Carry Messages and
.Lighter Freight from Bolder
to American Camps.
PILOTS ANXIOUS TO DO SCOUTING
COLON1A DUB LAN, Chihuahua,'
March 27. (By Motor to Columbus,
N. M., March 31. A complete chain
of aviation relays from tho Ameri
can border to the front where
American columns are close on Vil
la's trail has been established. The
main base Is at field headquarters.
The advantage of the relay Is that
It enables the planes to travel with I
fairly light loads from one station to
the next. It also serves in part to
overcome the problem of altitude
which the avtators have faced, by
lightening the load of fuel. At pres
ent the machines perform important
messenger service, carry malls and
occasionally a few emergency sup
plies. One of them took a small
hand mirror more than 100 miles
for Important work. It was carried
along with a bushel basket full of
emergency supplies.
All this preparation by the aero squad
ron is for more vital work which may
call the men out to risk their lives at
any time. The aero squadron already
has done some of the most important
work accomplished by the field dlvlalnna.
All of the men fee) that they may have
an opportunity to participate In the
actual chase
men have not
actual chase of Villa. IiraHle their
ventures to date the air-
been sent alolt rerkleasly.
There Is no good to be accoinpllalied by
the loxa of an aviator's life so long aa
the sacrifice gains no real benefit for
the expedition.
U tah for Big hanrr.
"hut," the flying men cay, and alaays
with emphasis, "If the big chance comes
we will go up some, no matter what
It coats."
One of the aviatora today expreaaed
the wish fur a spet lul t pe of mountain
flying machine, which could be driven
to an altitude of 1 .'..- O feet, earning
an observer and a military load.
With such machine?." he (aid. "ihu
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Line of Pershing9 s
Now More Than 300 Miles Long
COIjONIA ll RI.AN, Chihuahua, March
21. (Hy Aeroplane to i'olumbii. N. M.,
March 31.1-The line of communications
maintained b Sherman In his march to
tha sea has been exceeded already In the
line tretchd by the American troops
southward Into Mexico. This Hue today
exceeded X0 milea In length. Kherman
finally cut looe from hia line, and that
Is precisely what llrlgadier General J. J.
Pvrahlng is prepared to do. If necesaary,
when the final dash after Villa la ready.
The line of this dash Is uncertain, but
Indications today pointed strongly to sit
uations unexpected a week ago.
American troopa, without a railroad,
have opened a line directly Into Villas
noted hiding places, all in than two
e-ka. At the head of this line are col
umns guarding aenu-a which Villa
might try to use for doubling on his trail,
II at ST fc, A , .1 fc
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GERMANS CAPTURE
TOWN NEAR YERDUN
,-. .
Teutons Attack Tillage of Malan
court torn Three Sides and
Drive Out French.
ATTACK ON WOOD EEPU1SED
AillS. March 31. The Oennans
delivered a fierce night attack on
three aides of the village of Malan-
ccurt, says the French official state
ment Issued this morning, and the
French retired from the vi'lage
proper, which was in ruins, but con
tlnue to hold it outskirts.
Fierce Infantry fighting lasted for
the entire night before the French
withdrew from the untenable post
tlon in the village of Maleneonrt, the
official statement adds.
'The Germans again tried to carry
t) assault the position which the
French had won back In the Aran-
court wood, but they were repulsed
East of the Meuse the night was
calm.
The text of th communication follows:
"In the Argonne we have repulsed two
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Two Aeroplanes
Drop Bombs Into
a Swiss Village
J1KIISK, March 31, -(Via Paris. )-Two
aeroplanea of unknown nationality drop
ped five large bombs st dawn this nasrn
lug on the amall Hiea village of Poren
trury, near the French frontier. Some
damago to property was caused.
Dr. Waite Formally
Charged With Murder
NEW YOrtK, March SI. The grand
jury today returned an Indictment charg
ing murder In tho flrat degree against
l'r. Arthur Wnrren Walte, accusing him
of pnltnning hla father lii-law, John .
1Y inlllionulre drug manufacture of
Grand Itup'd.
Expedition is
while st the front is a body of mn whose
Idenlltlea the ieiikorhlp has hidden thus
far, but whose exploits are dally filtering
back along the long communication line
filling the Iroopa preaalng forward from
the rear stations with anticipation and
maintaining the moat gallant of Ameri
can military traditions.
In bard campaigning about two doxen
of the vanguard troop have dropped
from the ranks for hoapital treatment.
There is not enough Illness, however, to
affect any part of the original strength
of the puraulng unlta. Meanwhile the
others are said to have hardened to their
work as they advanced. If the line of
communlcaliona holds up under Uis strain
of cross-country tranapoitation. It ap
pears that Villa will te hunted w.tlt In
cleaned vigor. The men along the route
erpreaa no spprehenslon that the line
will fall.
. T M .. .. w.-i
Dodd'a Cavalry Sweeps Down Con
tinental Divide on Bandit Clan,
Scattering- It Like Chaff
Before the Blast.
VILLA IN TENT NURSES HURTS
Thirty-One Mexicans Slain While
American Force Suffers but
Four Injured.
SENDS THRILL ALONG BORDER
EL PASO, Tex., March al. Four
hundred American cavalrymen,
under the command of Colonel
George A. Dodd, whirling down from
the granite slopes of the great conti
nental divide, hare fallen like a
thunderbolt on the main body of
Francisco Villa's bandits at the San
Oeronlmo ranch, scattering them like
rhaff In the wind and driving the
bandit chief, wounded and crippled,
to seek a hiding place in the moun
tains over which he has ruled for so
many years. Villa was hurried from
danger In a carriage.
The battle opened at 8 o'clock In
the evening of March 29,
Thrill Alan Border.
The news of tho brilliant exploit of tha
American troopers wss flaahed over tha
Mexican wlrea Into J u ares today and
sent a thrill along the border. For seven
teen hours the veteran Colonel Podd and
his picked rulers of the Seventh and
Tenth cavalry drove down the valley of
the Santa Maria river.
At the end of fifty-five mils ride
they biyst upon tha unsuspecting V Mist a.
camp, where 500 bandits wore celebrating
the maaaacre of 173 Carranslstas two
dsys previously at Guerrero. Villa, shot
through tha leg and with one hip shat
tered, was hurried from the soene barely
In time to eescape the onslaught of the
soldiers of the north.
The bandits mads a brief but hopeless
stand before the fierce charge of Colonel
Dodd and his troopers. Then they broke
and fled, leaving thirty-one dend on the
field, including their commander. Gen
eral Ellseo ' Hernandes. Two machine
guns, a rurji-r of horses, rifles, amttit-"a
nltlon and equipment fell Into the hand
of the victors.
Fowr Americana Hart.
. Among the known wounded is Tablo
tapes. Villa's lieutenant in the Columbus
raid. The American casualties were four
privates wounded.
Ths American soldiers did not linger
on the field of victory. For flra hours
they drove the enemy before them into
the wilderness of mountain peak, desert
and canyon, where roads or even trails
are unknown and where a misstep means
death to horse and rider. They halted
only after the chase had led them tea
miles from the baUletield and tha
fugitives were scattered far and wide in
little bands of half a dosen men each.
Villa's oareer has endod. His power has
been broken, ills death or caputre is only
a queatlon of days, perhaps only hours,
such is the Inevitable conclusion reached
here, aa little by little the details of
"Dodd s ride" seep serosa the border. It
seems Impossible that the crippled, de
feated bandit can long remain hidden,
even in the mountainous wastes in whlcli
be hae sought refuge.
or ! Victory.
The scene of Colonel Podd s victory Is)
a broad valley lying at the head of tha
Rio Banta Maria. On the west, ftse tba
barren foot hills of the continental divide
and to the east Is a trail, mads famoua
by'Vllla. which leads through the Lagun
De Castllla district to the ill-fated Bants,
Ysabel. It was at the latter place that
Vlila killed eighteen American mlninat
im-n. a crime which sent a thrill of
horror throughout tho United States and
marked the beginning of what many be
lieve to be the end of his blood stained
laieer. It was toward Hanta Ysabel that
be was. believed to be heading when the
trcnpeis of the CnlWd Mates swept down
from the north upon his camp.
Front the meager details which have
reached here frcm Mexican and American
tr 11 tnry tour.i-s Col'n'l Dodd s men made
their way unnoticed through arroyoe, or
deep gulches, which split the foot hl'.l
In all directions, and were almost in the
camp before the alarm was given.
Villa lu Ills Teat.
Villa Is roptrlcd to nave teen In a small
tent nurnlng his injuries when the orasU
of ll e merlcan vo l-)s awoke the bandits
to panic stricken action.
The extraordinary bold the bandit chief
ha over his follower is shown by tha
fact that their first thought was to sava
him. I'nable to walk or -ride he waa
hurriedly placed in. a 1'ght wagon and)
driven over the rough trails to some
secret lair.
While thrity-one of the bandits are
known to have been killed, it la said, that
the number may have been considerably
larger. Nothing la yet known aa to tha
number of wounded, although it is prs
sumably in proportion to the dead.
Thirty Killed.
WASHINGTON. D. C. March J!.
General I'erahlng. through General Fun
ston, reported loJay to the War depart
mant that he had found General Villa
with MM troops near ouerrero.
General I'rrahlng's report ssld thirty
Mexicans wore killed and four Anii
lean privates injured, but nono serloualy.
Two machine guns, many cavalry horses
and much ammunition was captured by
the Americans. The attaek was a sur
prise on the Villa forces and culminated
In a running right, in which they were
driven ten miles Into the mountains
northeast of the railway, where they
separated Into small band.
General Kunston'a dispatrh from Fort
(ConUimedon"FageTwo Col uioiTbne f

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