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lire of aerial scouts to find the Go
mez column reported nearing the
American lines near Casas Grandes.
Columbus, N. M., April 15. Great
est activity since U. S. troops crossed
the border was evident at base camp
here throughout the night, while en
trenchments were reported-in course
of construction along communica
tion lines in Mexico.
Fifty-four new motor trucks were
unloaded and put into communica
tion today. This was taken as indi
cation that troops will not be with
drawn immediately at least
Engineer corps has been diverted
from roads to building defensive
works at Boca Grande, Ascension,
Aspia and Dublan. Base camp at
Dublan has been prepared to resist
any attack. Double semi-circle
trenches have been built on three
sides, with river protecting the camp
from the fourth side.
Machine guns and light artillery
have been placed in position there.
Rifle holes have been dug in sides
of adobe houses and rifle pits for the
outposts in advanced trenches.
Barbed wire entanglements have
been put up in a few places. At Boca
Grande Capt. Grant, with only 125
men, asked reinforcements.
FRENCH LOSE HEAVILY IN
HAND GRENADE ATTACK
Berlin. French grenade attacks
southwest of Fort Douaumont last
night proved ineffective. French
troops which tried assault on Dead
Man's hill were slaughtered.
Berlin. Austrian troops by sur
prise attack occupied Russian ad
vanced position on road from Buc
zacz to Czarthow. Slight gains on
Italian front and evacuation of one
Austrian position announced.
Paris. Heavy artillery actions oc
curred on west bank of Meuse last
night, but lull in infantry fighting on
Verdun front continued.
London. British steamer Shenan
doah struck mine and sank. 2 of the
ONE WOMAN DEAD, ONE DYING
HAD "MORPHINE PARTY"
New York, April 15. Mrs. Mabel
E. Hodge, 30, and pretty, is dead and
Mrs. Margaret Lahah, actress and
music teacher, is in serious condition
at Bellevue hospital today, their cases
presenting one of the most unusual
poison mysteries ever called to at
tention of police.
The mystery has been called by the
police a "morphine party." Many
well-known persons live in apartment
building where tragedy occurred.
Among them are John Mason, actor;
Roberta Menges Corwin, "the pearl
of Sheepshead Bay," now suing Con
way Tearle for divorce, and Effie
Pope, just divorced by aged Edward
Preliminary investigation revealed
that morphine was cause of death.
Autopsy will be held today to con
Mrs. Lahah, actress and music
teacher in whose luxurious apart
ment tragedy occurred, is unable to
WHITE SOX LOSE FRIEND
President Frank Navin of the
Tigers today asked waivers on Grov
er Lowdermilk, pitched purchased of
the St. Louis Browns last fall. Grov
er's wildness cost him his job with
the Tigers. He was sent in as a re
lief hurier in yesterday's game with
the "White Sox and walked the first
three men to face him on fourteen
BITS OF NEWS
Andrew Makula, 2649 W. 24th pl.f
hit by street car. Severely bruised.
Wm. Maze, 38, 10356 Av. G, fell
into malt pit of Albert Schwill & Co.,
103d and Av. C. Smothered to death.
Nathan Fox, owner stdre, 3133
Lincoln av., beaten unconscious,
bound, locked in closet and robbed of
$92 and $150 diamond.
New York. John McCormick paid
$20,000 for Corot "Nymphs Bathing"
,at an art sale here. John is a singer.