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diannel Ship Sussex and
the Liner Englishman Are
Wrecked; Laller Sinfe.
75 Lives Are Believed Lost;
Four Americans Die As
Englishman 5ns..
LONDON. Knit., March 25. Informa
tion obtained from passengers on
the channel steamship Sussex,
damaged by an explosion yesterday af-t-1
inion on the way from Folkestone to
li.-.i. . indicates there may have been
.iiisiderablc Iosk of life. One Ameri
. .in is missing and is supposed to have
"ecn lost. Another was injured se
riously. Several Americana were
1 t-srin-d.
opinion of passengers of the Sus---
is divided as to whether theves--!
was the victim of a mine or a tor
i io Tlie explosion was terrific. It
i.-iuircd just ahead of the captain's
ridge and torn the front part of the
steamer to pieces. Killing sr injuring a
'lumber of person k. Many were wound
ed severely by flying splinters.
I Snrnty-Plve Still Mlnalng.
The udmlrmlty states that 250 sur
mii.is hae been landed In Vtccp and
i.-i . n SO and 100 at Dover. As there
v. . re 3&G passengers and about 60 men
in tlie ciew, ia or more persons still
a- missing.
The difficulties Imposed by war con
ditions in communicating with English
.Mid i ros-channel ports have made it
m possible thus far to obtain accurate
information regarding tip? circum
stances of the slnkim: of the Sussex
mi the mimes and nationality of all
th. passengers. 'Mont of the passen
gers are believed to have been con
tnentals. There were 270 women and
hndren on the vessel.
Some Scrambling For Boats.
The Sussex ran led 12 lifeboats and
s.wral rafts. The life boats were low-
ied riuickly after the explosion. Good
liMiplim was maintained. although
iIimh was some scrambling for the
The second boat which was lowered,
containing 40 persons, was overturned.
Passengers state 3u of those in this
boat were drown d.
number of the passengers lumped
overt oard. Gratings and pieces of
tnrniture were thrown to them from
the decks.
The Americans Injured include a Miss '
H.ililwin. daughter or a prominent resi
.1 . nt of Paris. Her father and mother
v. i re also on the steamer. They were
t.ken to Boulogne.
Among the Americans saved were:
Mine Alice Ruiz of Colorado; Wilder
i; l'enfield of Merton college, Oxford;
TCdward Huxley, president of the United
States Rubber Export company, and
Francis K. Drake, Kuropean manager
..f the company. They report that
there was a heavy loss of life, includ
ing probably several Americans.
I.lner nngltahman Sunk.
Consular reports sent to the state de
partment at Washington today say the
Ho minion line steamer Knglishman.
sunk near the British Isles, was tor
i doed and that four Americans are
missing. The Englishman was a horse
The missing Americans are Peter Mc
T'onalrt, a horse foreman, of Boston;
' '.eorge McDonald, a trimmer, of Law
niio, Muff.; P. Buckley and M. A.
Duike, addresses unknown.
More Trimble In Sight.
TVstiintioii of tin- British steamer
1 nirliehinan with tlie possible loss of
Mucrleaii li'cs. and the explosion of
the hannel liner Sussex, carrying
American passengers, coming close on
tlie aliened attack of the Patrla and
th- sinking of the Tubantla, have
S' rveil to unsettle the submarine sit
uation again and raise possibilities of
rioie complications between the United
M ites and the central powers.
Sltnntlon Appears Serious.
American consul Armstrong's pre
Hrr.ln.iry report, received today from
Bristol, that the Knglishman was tor
pedoed anil that four Americans were
ousting from the rescued, presented the
most serious aspect of the situation.
The fact that the missing Americans
wt re workers on a horse snip and not
,itsengers (.ri a liner does not lessen
the Interest of the American govern--xnt
In the ease. The circumstances
an- accentuated by the fact that the
n) tp was bound away from Europe and
ei.ttied no contraband. Further Inves
t, pat Ion or both the Knglishman and
su&sex cases will be made.
Chief Engineer Killed.
The chief engineer of the Sussex wns
killed by the explosion and the purser
n.is wounded seriously.
n American whose name Is not
known to survivors who have reached
london, was talking with the Baldwin
fanillv, close to the captain's bridge.
when the explosion occurred. He has
not lieen seen sim e that time and Is
fcupposed to have been lost
I'xplosion In Harly Morning.
The explosion oerurred at alwmt 3
p. m . when the Sussex was an hour and
a half out of Folkestone The wireless
:ipjaratus was destroyed and no help
ariKed until nearly midnight. Had it
i.ot 1m n fo- the watertight eompart
tt ei t ihe Sussex would have sunk and
(Continued on page ft. l. 4 )
j Bishop Says if American
Reprisals on Settlers Will Be Sure to Come Sooner or
Later; Asserts TJ. S. Troops, Paying as They Go,
Introducing Much Welcomed American Dollars.
March 22. Via airplane to Colum
bus, N. M., March 2.1. Americans
who reside in the portion of Mexico
through which the army chasing Villa
lias marched believe that, barring con
flict with the Mexican armi, these
American troops have an opportunity to
establish business prosperity between
the United States and northwest Mexico.
-There is at present no indication at
field headquarters that any fighting Is
likely except that sought with the mem
bers of Pancho Villa's band. Therefore,
the Americans in touch with the pur
suing troops are watching an unusual
phase of the troop movements: namely,
the manner in which the Americans
treat the Mexicans as individuals.
Don't I-nugh nt Mexicans."
"We who expect to remain in Mexico
after the troops are out." said bishop
A. B. Call of the Mormon coloony at
Colonia Dublan today, "are watching
this movement with much question in
our minds over its Tesults. If the
American troops leave a good impres
sion on the minds of the Mexicans, we
can remain with safety after the sol
diers go. We are watching for -what
we hope the troops will not do wltb as
much interest as the things they are
"We hope, Tor example, that they will
not laugh at the Mexicans whom they
may see. If they laugh at the Mexi
cans, especially at the Mexican soldiers,
we Americans who remain in Mexico
will sooner or later in some manner
pay the score for this injury to national
pride. Some of the Mexican soldiers
a" small boys. I know a"M5w- ffom
hcTe who was only 11 years old. Some
times these bojs do not cut ajrery mil
itary figure, on account of their youth
and hare feet. They do not like to be
laughed at by American soldiers, and
their commanders object to having fun
poked at their men,"
I.Ktle Encouragement Might Help.
The bishop went o the window
looking out- over the peach trees in
bloom, young peas, onloni and acres of
green "trock" which the American
colonists already have planted.
This country." he said, "doesn't
plant crops much any more, but you
seo that even with the years of uncer
tainty, tho people are ready to start
again. I think just a little encourage
ment of the right kind might do won
ders. "The army officers are trying to get
the soldiers to show the Mexicans tre
consideration which will go so far
toward establishing this country.
U. S. Army l'nys As It Goes.
"The Americans also must pay their
One Infantryman Paralyzed
From Waist Down; An
other Has Swollen Feet.
Six soldiers, most of them with pain
stamped on their faces and where there
waa no line of pain, unshaven Jowls,
enterted two waiting ambulances after
the Golden State limited reached El
Paso at 3:35 oclock Friday afternoon,
and were carried to the hospital at
Fort Bliss where they will be nursed
back into condition for1 field work.
The only man of the mix who will
never return to double quick time is
Fred Robinson, of Company D, of the
Sixth infantry, who is paralyzed from
the bips down. The stroke came upon
him when 60 miles In the Interior of
I.ny Very Still.
Robinson was lugged from the bag
gage car In which he traveled to til
Paso from Columbus, by the hospital
corps men who met the train. He lay
very still In the stretcher, nor made
any sounds. The world had become
horrible doped and stagnant for him.
He had been struck dead from the hips
Feel Terrlblr Swollen.
Another private from the Sixth who
suffered fearfully in the forced march
was Charles Castro of Company II who
had inflamatory rheumatism come'upon
him after marching for a distance of
fin miles He was assisted to the am
bulance between two privates who were
not faring much better than himself
Very pitiful was the movement of J
A. Winkel of Company D, or the Sixth"
whose feet were swollen to almost
double their natural size and who car
ried his shoes at his belt. He walked
gingerly upon his heels anil his face
mad- strange curves of pain when a
too sudden mn-ment made the aihlng
l.ottonib stilku the cement floor too
Srifntli Man Silent-
Otheis to come limping and worn
and hasKaid were. V. W. Prinele f
Company M. of the Sixth Infantry1 E
P. LaBram h, of the ambulanro corns'
and Jam. I' Lout, of the hosiiifil'
There was j s. v.ntli man. but he
chose not n, talk Ul "
Organ Mountain Copper Will Benefit Las
Soldiers Laugh at Mexicans,
way as they go, something which they
are doing. Am army which pays as it
goes will make a deep impression for
good on this country. The .Mexicans
have been accustomed to receiving pay
ment in depreciated money, sometimes
no payment at all. When they are paid
in American dollars, and when they
discover the value of such money, they
are bound to wish for American money
to come back Into their country, after
the army leaves. And that will fur
nish the American commercial oppor
tunity. .
"Business men can come Into thts
country after the trops are out, if they
have left a. good impression, as they
are trying to do, and will be wel
comed. The Mexicans will try to seek
that market which pays there in the
same dollar they received from the
American army."
SchoolM Hnve Reopened.
Schools have resumed session since
the troops arrived. In fact, the colon
ists kept school open all except for a
few days when Villa was camped six
miles from the town.
The Mormon colonies lie in flat val
leys, ten to 50 miles wide, between
mountain ranges. They can be seen for
miles because of the immense cotton-
wood trees which, under irrigation,
havo grown to diameters of sometimes
ten feet.
Setting Is Beautiful.
In the distance these trees completely
hide the colony, which will cover sev
eral square miles with wide stretches
smoothly WSSJtfjL" borderK on each
Ue lyr (UteMraralfrar running Water,
while overhead (Ms trees arch to a
canopy abovq the road. The t nuses are
set far .apart, like the homes on Amer
ican uptodalc country estates, though
the colonists' houses do not compare in
architectural proportions with the
dwellings of wealthy Americans. Many
of these coloajjjjjj homes art) of brick.
Indiscreet Ucrajce Bring Reprisals.
ThrougbuuTStHte Mexican revolutions
most of th,T colonies stood untouched,
until indiscreet utterances of Americans
leaving Mexico caused Mexican fig! ting
men to take revenge through some of
the colonies. Bishop Call said the
oolony and all Its possessions remained
safe until an American upon reaching
the border, was quoted anonymously
as saying that Mexicans were looting
American property. The wide dissem
ination in the United States of that
falsehood, so far as the colony was
concerned, bishop Call said, angered
Mexicans in this section. Immediately
bandits began looting the colonies sys
tematically. Medinavieta and Banda
Freed From Jail; Not De
ported, Chief Says.
Gen. Manuel Medinavieta and Gen.
Manuel Banda. both former Villista
commanders, disappeared from the city
Jail Friday night at 10 oclock and it was
reported early Saturday morning that
they had been deported to Juarez.
This was denied by the police, chief
Don Johnson stating Saturday morning
that these men had not been sent to
Juarez. Later it was said that the two
Villa generals had been ordered to
leave town after they were liberated
from the city Jail and that Uiey had
purchased one way tickets to New
These two generals were arrested by
the police in the roundup of many
Villlstaa and in an effort to prevent
tbem from starting disturbances in the
city. Sow that It is believed that all
such possibilities have passed, the gen
et als and their friends are being re
leased and ordered to leave the city.
The aged father of Gen. Medinavieta
has also been released from jail as have
a number of other former Villlstaa.
Austin. Tetas. March 25. Governor
Ferguson said today he has not as yet
received any message from sheriff Pey
ton Edwards, of El Paso county, ask
ing for state militia to aid In pro
tecting El Paso county. In the event
such a message is received, it Is not
likely the governor would act on the
request immediately. He would confer
with Gen. Frederick Funston at San
Antonio, or detail adjutant general
Hutchlngs to proceed to El Paso and
make an Investigation as to the neces
sity for calling out the state troops.
Washington. D. '., March J.".. Presi
dent Wilson today prepared a state
ment denouncing those lesponsihle for
ilarmist reports about the Mi xiian sit
uation and dtclaring effoii Iieinir
n ade to bring about ml r entiou in
jcxi, o I.' tin United Mali's
German Armed Raider Greif
Is Sunk By Fire Of ihe
Alcantara's Guns.
Raider Is Disguised As Nor
wegian Ship, Firing Over
Neutral Colors, Claim.
LONDON, Eng., March 26. A Ger
man sea raider has been sunk iy
gunfire in the North sea. Fi re
German officers and 115 men out of a
total of 300 were captured. The Brltifh
lost 71 men. The British armed mer
chantman Alcantara, which sunk the
German raider, the Grejf. ws; herself
sunk by a torpedo.
The following . fflcial stt tement was
issued today:
"An engagement occurret February
29 In the North sea between the Ger
man armed raider Greif, d'guised as
a Norwegian merchant versel, and the
British armed merchat t cuiser Alcan
tara, captain T. E. Ward,e. It retulted
in the loss of both vessels, the Ger
man raider being sunk by gunfire and
the Alcantara apparently by a torpedo.
"Five German officers and 115 men
were Picked uu and tAkoov inisoners
out of aiW,teexplesfellC believed to
have been over1 JfO. The British losses
amounted to five officers and W men.
Fired Over Norwegian Colors.
"It should be noted that during the
whole engagement the enemy fired
over the Norwegian colors painted on
the side of the ship.
"ThlB news is now published as It is
made clear by the receipt of a German
wireless message that tho enemy has
learned that the Greif, a similar ship
to the Meowe, bad been destroyed be
fore she succeeded in passing our line
of patrols."
lcnntnrn T-argr I.lner.
The Alcantara was a large liner, be
longing to the Itoyal Mall steam
Packet company of Belfast. She had
been in the service of the British gov
ernment for some time. Her gross ton
nage was 15,300 She was 570 feet lone
and was built in Glasgow In 1913.
Paris, France, March 25. Gen. Jotfre,
French commander in chief, has Issued
an address to his soldiers in the Ver
dun region, praising their gallantry In
resisting German attacks, warning
them that Germany needs a victory and
will attack again, and encouraging
them to wrest victory from the enemy.
Tokio. Japan, March 23. The foreign
office declares that rumors concerning
revision of the Anglo-Japanese alliance
are baseless. Japan and Great Britain
have reached an amicable understand
ing concerning patrols in the Pacific
for the inspection of ships.
The War At a Glance
A NAVAL encounter in the
sea has resulted in the sink
ing of tho German raider
Greif by the British armed mer
chantman Alcantara, a vessel In the
Brtitsh government service, London
announces today. The Alcantara
was herself sunk by a torpedo. Her
gtin fire accounted for the Grolf.
Out of 300 Germans on the Greif,
live officers and 115 men wore cap
tured, according to the BrttiBh
statement The British loss was 74
men. The encounter took place on
February 29.
Steamer Snimex Sink
The cross channel steamer Sus
sex, with a number of Americans
on board, has been seriously dam
aged by an Interior explosion. Re
ports to Paris declaro the steamer
was torpedoed. Another opinion is
that she struck a mine. Several
passengers, among them one Amer
ican, are reported to have lost their
lives. Dispatches indicate that at
least 75 persons are missing.
Liner Englishman Sank
It has been reported in consular
reports to Washington that the
Dominion lino steamer Englishman,
sunk in British waters, was tor
pedoed and that four Americans
are missing. The Englishman was
a horse ship.
Lull At Verdun
The lull in the fighting around
Verdun continues. Paris reports a
quiet night on both banks of the
Meuse north of the stronghold, the
only Incident mentioned being an
artillery duel In the Woevre dis
trict near Moulalnvllle. Berlin
announces that during the artillery
duel Verdun was set on fire by Ger
man shells.
Claims ltunslnn ttnrkn Fall
The complete failure of Russian
attacks on the German lines In the
-lacobstadt legion on the Dvina
front and south of l'vinsk is re
ported hy German ai my headquar-
U. S. Has No Intention to Deprr7Q Him of Munitions,
Says Lansing, but Will Inspect All S;pments to Make
Sure They Will Not Reach Carranza's Enemies, the
Villa Bandits, Whom the IT. S. Is Now K&hting.
-w- -TASIIINGTON, D. C, March 25.
Kliseo Arredondo, lien. Lar
' ' ranza's ambassador, protested
to secretary of state Lansing today that
ammunition for Gen. Carranza, con
signed on a ship leaving New York, waa
neld up by the custom officials.
Secretary Lansing told the ambassa
dor there wa3 no intention to bold up
ammunition for Gen Carranza and that
the delay was caused by a preliminary
examination to assure the government
that the shipment would not reach his
enemies. It will be allowed to go for-w-ard.
Customs officials, however, will In
spect all shipments of ammunition to
Gen. Carranza to make sure that they
are not going to sections of Mexico
where disloyalty is feared,.
No Word About Railroads.
Mr. Arredondo brought no new word
on the request of the United States to
use Mexican railways or on the pro
posed protocol for the joint pursuit of
the Villa bandits.
An expected official statement on
alarmist reports from the Mexican bor
der probably will be Issued by president
Wilson Instead of by secretary Lansing
as was at first planned. The president
and the cabinet are so convinced that
certain reports are part of a propa
ganda to force a general Intervention in
Mexico that it was decided the subject
was of sufficient Importance tor mo
president to deal with personal
One Man Writes That They Are Celebrating as a Bed
Letter Day Because They Have Beans; Corned Beef
Had Been the Steady Menu; Men Fall Out Along
the Road From Exhaustion and Lack of Water.
INTENSELT Interesting sidelights on
the march of the American army
Into Mexico have come back In let
ters from the different regiments, to
families, sweethearts and friends In
El Paso.
A letter dated "somewhere In Mexi
co after Villa," says:
"The men are keeping up in splendid
spirit. The marches have been terri
fically uncomfortable on account of the
dust storms and the fierce heat during
the day. The suffering at night is
equally intense on account of the se
vere cold. The men are not grumbling,
however, and are keeping up well."
Airplanes In Sky.
From "Ojo da Federlco." a letter
"When we arrived at Ascenclon we
found cavalry there. More came in
during the evening and so did six fly
ing machines. It was a pretty sight
to see them In the air. V e left Ascen
clon at 7 a. m.. the cavalry following
to this place, but the flyers have not
appeared and probably are overhauling.
They may come up tonight. Today we
marched only nine miles and camped
near a fair sized lake. I got In camp
In good shape and had a fine bath. In
a day or two wo will be up in the
"It is apparent to me that this ex
pedition will last Indefinitely and there
is no telling when It will reach its
goal. Our ration is very skimpy and
almost always the same thing, but 1
am so glad to be able to eat It and
Set along on It. I have no complaint
to make on the score of indigestion.
We are all in the same boat.
Red Letter Day Ileans.
"This is a red letter day for we are
to have boiled beans for the first time.
Oh, do send me a box of eats some
sweet chocolate, a can of cocoa and a
can of peaches or pears with a couple
of lemons stuck In.
"They say that prices at Casas
Grandes, where we are due day after
tomorrow, are awfuL Our march to
morrow is 21 miles and the next Is
to be 24 miles. The men are In good
shape except for blistered feet. Mine
are sound so far.
Ilnlf llai'n Rest n Blessing.
"This half day's rest Is a blessing
to us alL We have lost several mules
and horses so far from exhaustion. As
a matter of fact, neither men nor ani
mals were In physical condition for
such efforts as we have had to make.
A few practice marches each week
would have saved a lot of suffering,
both physical and mental, for thts kind
of work Is a constant struggle. Wa
have not shaved since leaving Colum
bus and we all are frights."
With the Infantry.
Another Infantry man has writ
ten home several Interesting letters,
full of humanly Interesting sidelights
on the march Into Mexico. Extracts
from one written at Palomas follow:
"We arrived at 1:10 p. m. on March
15, In Palomas after crossing the Mexi
can border line. Haven't seen a Mexi
can since, for the whole population of
the town took to the bills before even
our cavalry was in sight. There were a
lot of Carranza troops in tlie town but
these left .iK., e are ,t beautiful
Today's advices from consul jPogers,
at Gen. Carranza's headquarters at ,-ue-retaro,
reported a continuing favorable
sentiment, but made no mention of t..
American request for use of Mexical'
railway lines for transportation of sup
plies to Gen. Pershing's expedition.
Mr. Rogers's dispatch, dated yester
day, is in substance as follows:
"I have had an interview with Gen.
Carranza and he informs me that ade
quate forces are being utilized in the
Villa campaign and that should more
be required they will be sent.
"Gen. Obregon said that excellent co
operation between forces of the two
governments exists and there is abso
lutely no friction. He further stated
that there was absolutely no truth In
the reports published in the American
newspapers to the effect that Gen. Her
rera had revolted and had joined forces
with Villa.".
Juarez Military Satisfied.
Official advices, dated March 24. 5 p.
m., from El Paso, say a state depart
ment announcement reports the mili
tary authorities at Juarez showing ev
ery evidence of being satisfied with the
attitude of the American government,
and with the conduct of our troops.
Uneasy oer the situation on the Mex
ican border, senate Republicans today
held a conference with a view ip deter
mining -upon a plan to ask for 'more
troops to protect the border. The con
ference adjourned until Monday without
action, w hen some definite atep will be
looking bunch. At Columbus all our
heads were shaved to prevent our get
ting typhus and since we have been
on the march none of our faces are
shaved. This Is a great life though,
and we'll be in good condition when we
come out. The only hard part is sleep
ing on the ground, without blankets or
cots, but when we get used to this
we'll feel fine. Palomas Is a very pic
turesque place with a stream of water
and a salt lake not tar away and 'dobe
shacks along the stream. My head gets
cold at night. I wish I had some hair
on it. I'd make a beautiful looking
Some Long Starches.
"Getting Villa is about all we can
think of at the present, but you don't
know how glad we feel to get letters
from people In El Pao. The marches
for our next three days are to be 2r
miles, 20 miles and 2r miles. I hope I
don't go through my first campaign
without at least gettliiL. shot at. We
have stripped to simply ba-e essentials.
We live on hash three times one day,
corn beef the next and will repeat this
to the end of the war. The officers
carry their blanket rolls on their backs
just as the men. so we all have our
things when we strike camp."
Without Water.
This letter is from "Somewhere In
"We marched 26 miles yesterday and
were so tired that we fell over when
the march was over, so I couldn't write
last night. Our men, who fell out were
In the 100s and God deliver them from
another march like that. Nineteen
miles of this was wlthont water; that
was the worst of It and it was a pitiful
sight to see the poor fellows who wrere
all In. I carried one of the men's rifles,
as some of the poor men could not
make It and I tried to help that muh
anyway. Finalry they told us it was an
hour and a half more to water, but
good night' it was nearer three or
four and through that desert dust it
made it terrible. Without exaggera
tion, I would have given $20 for a cold
bottle of "Bud." We used to fnss
about our camp In the second ward lo
(Continued on page 4, Col. 3.)
Get Ydur Fight News Hot
From the Wire at Herald Tonight
Jess Willanl will attempt to put Frank Mornn in dreamland at Madison
Square Garden, New York, tonight. And the ' Pittsburg dentist is just as
keen on slipping a "kayo" to the champion. El Pasoans are deeply interested
in this bout, for both men are well known here. The Herald has arranged
to satisfy the demand of the local fight fans for fight news up to the second
and a special leased wire will carry the storv of the bout from the ringside
to The Herald office.
The story, blow by blow, round by round, will bp megaphoned from tti
balcony of Tlie Herald building as fast as the wires can tick off the story.
If you waul to know what is doing, join the crowd. You are welcome.
Telephone inquii iis will be answered after 9 oWoik. I lie tint bulletins
will be leiciu'd about 7: HO oclock. as a couple ot good jn, hmiHaries have be n
arranged. Xews of the main bout should start to come in about S oclovk ami
the result should be known sn hour later. It will be impossible to sue am
renl idea of the bout over the telephone until !t oclock. Then call Ji-.'i'
Graces and El Pa
Some Slight Changes In ihe
Treaty Are Suggested, Bui
Ark-JCalled Unimportant.
Villa May Not Bd
Men Near
May Be in Mounlav
S-L (Ma Mi
25. Gen. Ca
Mexico City, March
tTarranrn'jt reply to
the latest note of the Washington
Buverament regarding the pursuit
of Villa. vrn handed today to James
I Roger, the American speclnl
representatives here, for trausmls-.
Men to Washington.. The reply
agrees in the main to the American
proposals, bat a few unimportant
changes are- suggested.
The? decision wart reached nftrr
an all day esim nt Ihe t nrmnn
residence. -The conference T?a of
fended by the noTernor of the
Hinte. of Conliulla. nn nl Fotonf.
Veracruz. Tabasco. Querrtaro and
Guanajuato,- the members of the
prvvlKlonnl president cabinet and
a number of high army officials.
TWO coaches or box cars are re
ported to have toppled from a de
fective track bearing America
troops to Madera on or about m"
20. and to have spilled the soldiers
down a steep embankment, lnjurin,
many but not resulting in any ":
ties The wounded men were brought
to Pearson for treatment Jere a tem
porary hospital was established. I n
information of the defective train wn
brought to El Paso Friday night b.
Bruce McKeller and wife. 'r"" '
from Pearson on a train that lett feat -son
on Thursday.
McKeller said he did not know how
many soldiers had been hurt, but that
the track had been defective and that
the accident occurred south of Pears.pi.
He also brought the news that a Vil
lista band, presumably one of the seg
ments of the bandit's forces carryint
out the idea or splitting up Into small
units, had been located by airmen at
a point 15 miles north of Pearson arl
that a detachment of soldiers had been
sent out against them.
Amerlcnn Troops nt Pearson.
The Investigation of the airmen i
said to have occurred on the 22d ' t
March, and two davs after a detach
ment of U. S cavalrymen, presumable
from the Seventh or Tenth regiments,
had arrlver at Pearson. In and about.
Colonia Dublan the cenernl Impression
was that Villa is not leading the baro!
under fire of the Constitutionalists at
El Oso, but is In the mountainous coun
try between Pearson and Madera. No
discredit is placed on the fact that
hand or Villlstaa is in the vicinit-r nr
Namiquipa, but the Pearson people
think that Villa himself Is to the north
of them and not to the south.
Wire Trouble Itrportcd.
Because of wire trouble. Gen GaTr el
Gavira has recelTed no news from t' e
forces of Gen. Uaiis Gutierrez since Frl
day at noon, when word was conve? !
to him from Gen. Bertanl in the Oasis
Grandes country th it the sporad.i
fighting between the Villlstaa and fw
stitutionalists was still on and that i"
covered a wide stretch of countrv
where no special advantage had been
obtained save the wounding and kill
Ing of a few Villistas and the captu1 -ing
of some of their horses.
Knrliiuez Snysi n News.
i wire was r c, i .'ed direct Saturd.iv
morning by Mexican consul ndres la"
i ia from Gov Ygna- io Enrique it
Chihuahua in which that official said
"In answer to your message for new.
I beg to inform you that everything ia
quiet here "
"Each day I will receive messaevs
from Gov. Enriuuer and other officials
in the north," said Mr. n-ircJa, "in onl-T
that as few rumors will be created no
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