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EL PASO HERALD
a lOMIPllSTSIlILIf ! siP:MTh PrwMilar" (lis FWF nflTH IM i iff OTIU JL 1,1,1? Jl 1LM MRmM ZINESSOll"'E''E r fa. Forced to Land in Chocolate Pass to Avoid a Collision With Eocky Cliff; Machine so Laden With Sleet and Snow, Impossible to Rise ; Mexicans Friendly arid Want Villa Caught; Ge tting Good Lessons. nv GKOItGn K. CLBMBXTS,. I Fill.K HHADQUARTBHSl Punitive l.xppdltlon U. S. Army. nar Nueva mas Grande. Mexico. April lv-. i!v truik train to Columbus, N. M. Aiml 3.) Two of the atrplanlBta oper .iime flying; machines in connection with this expedition between these iir-ad.ii.sirtern and the advanced base " .N.trulqutp had an experience, thrll Hiir In tnc extreme and one which they nill rctnemo.-r long after the object ' the expedition lias been achieved. Illlnded Ily Snon. 'I lie iillot and an officer as observer r, making their way back from - mlquipa to field headquarters yes- i day through a most violent storm r wind, rain, snow and sleet and had u hi-d a point abqut half way through ' ii'uolate Pass when a sudden rift Miuwea ine machine speeding head on nito the face of an almost perpendicu ir rliff not more than a quarter of a i ile alu .id Saved In Ilare Time. linih men saw their danger at the un. moment and shouted to each other I lie pilot, who was at the wheel, with i .it presence of mind, with less than h i If minute to spare, turned abrupt- ine ngni. ana. aippine at the -un.- time, dropped below the storm i l'Mij and found a safe landing place 'uiihin a mile or two of a small col leiiinn of huts occupied by Mexican farmers Marhlnr. Ire Kncuniherrd. Italia. Th. machine was so filled with snow Din slot that It could not be made to rise .iK.un and the flyers were com illd io seek shelter with the Meii .ans till the storm blew Itself out nd the machine could be dried out. Thty were treated with marked con sidi ration by the farmers, who gave inem xooa ana insisted upon tnelr oc- up j ine the best beds In tue Houses. This morning: the farmers sent messen K'T to headquarters with notes from ilu m la tors asking that help be sent them Near Being Dashed to Death. 'It ! an experience I do not care to repeat," said the captain, aa he re ' ounted the details of the trip after reaching camp tonight. "We were as near death as we ever were too near for comfort; another half minute and we would have been dashed against the face of an almost perpendicular cliff, which would have meant the destruc tion of the machine and the falling of iiurmhea a distance of from 1000 to 1500 feet. d Worst Storm ire Ever Saw. "The storm was the worst I have eer experienced since I have been In the aviation service. The snow and Meet was so thick that we seemed to he traveling In the blackest kind- of night and we were almost frozen In spite of our heavy clothing. Oar es-i-fipe was miraculous and can be as- rihed only to the pilot's quick wit and his cool nerve." LrSBOns For risers. Speaking of the lessons to he learned from traversing the air in this cam paign, ("apt. (deleted said "We are l"irnir ttidni thinsrs about air navi nation v, tikli or onl knew making many notes of our experience, whloh we hope will be looked upon with favor by those In command of the airplane section of the service as the basis of Improvements In the ser vice In future. Condition Differ From Sea Level. "Airplanes to be used at this alti tude and in this semi-arid country should be equipped much more thor oughly than are the machines used at sea level or in sections of the coun try more densely populated. "In this country, where the days are hot and the nights cold, we are In need of a greater variety of clothing for one thing. We find, too, that the great heat which is generated during the day causes currents of air which we do not find while flying at sea level. Wind Are Violent. "The warm air rising through some of the deep canyons caused violent winds to blow at heights when there Is perfect calm on the surface. We occasionally drop into pockets which almost take our breath away "before we can resume control of the machine, a thing which only very rarely occurs when Hying at lower levels. This campaign Is teaching us many things which will be of great value to the aviation corps of the army, if they are taken to heart by those in authority." Natives Very Friendly. The captain gave It as his opinion that the natives in the rural districts were becoming very friendly toward the Americans and welcomed them if tlfiy came simply to restore peace to the land and not for the purpose of conquest. 'Those people with whom we stopped last night wore at first rather Inclined to look upon us with suspicion." said he. "However, when we paid them or offered to pay them for the food, they began to warm up and to ask us ques tions regarding the intentions of the Americans In this particular expedi tion. Want Vllln Cnptured. "When we told them that we were Intent only upon punishing Villa for his wanton attack upon Columbus, they declared themselves tired of war and said they hoped we wonld catch Villa and any others who were keeping the country In turmoil. Wherever I have had opportunity to meet the common people. I have found the same senti ment prevailing. I am Inclined to be lieve the masses of that portion of Mexico where we have been seen and where our motives are understood are not Inimical to us." SLr Airplane Operating. Of the eight airplanes brought into the country when this expedition crossed the International line, six are still In commission and rendering great service in the matter of securing In formation regarding the whereabouts of the enemy and In carrying mes sages from thn extreme front to head quarters and to the border. One of. the machines covered the 116 miles between Columbus and headquarters. this morning In one hour and ten min- ;(. utes. linuiiicr ten minutes from tho neer Jtnew before bpst r cord for the distance hitherto theory and "We are nade pincf tho campaign opened. CUEHUUl FROM SLEEP. ITU BILLETS I BAND (Continued from pace 1.) win's wornout squadron had reached the s'reets in which the vanguard w ere fighting and the battle became n ial The main body of bandits fled while tin r-ar guard attempted to check the Americans. When the batxttta, inally dismayed at the losses inflloted in ine fight at the corrals and in th vtntts. took to their heels. Col. Er-w-in. after having made sure no armed men were accreted in the houses and lacals of the village, took the trail f the flying bandits and followed them for fle hours, or till they had disintegrated Into parties of two and tin re and had practical! v disappeared from the face of the earth. A Splendid Charge. The battle Is described as one of 'he most dashing charges in which ihe American cavalry has engaged Mine the civil war. Tired as the men iif n.'. a result of a long day and night ride, they were so keen for ac tion that when they heard the first -hot fired at the vanguard It rode into the straggling streets of San Ger- in "no. the main body could not be ii-ir.iin.d, though they took all the ' Mar precautions against being aiiKht in a trap, as they rushed into Mi' tillage streets to rescue their fel 1ms of the vanguard. So midden was the appearance of Vrwln'e gallant boys of the Seventh lhat e. hoes of the cry "Tjob gringoes! I .of gringoes!" with which the out post Karned the sleeping bandits, on. .si ill be heard aa the peaked hats of the troopers showed through the dawn which was just beginning to streak the eastern sky. Duel of Mnuaer and Springfield. There was no time tor challenges nor ativ deposition on the part of the as sailant or assailed to make any in lulriex uk to the cause of the early morning call of the American troop- rs on their big, thoroughly tired home1 Shot answered shot aa Mauser and Springfield entered into controversy for the first time on Chihuahua soli. The VUUstaa at first showed a dispo sition to make a stand aa they gath ered, mounted, after the first shock of the attack. F.liseo Hernandes was In command and did his beat to inspire the bandits with confidence but he waa not Villa and wh n he fell mortally wounded, his men soon broke and began the retreat which was so soon to prove a rout Vllllsta Swept as Chaff. Erwin's men advanced from all fides and their advance waa not to be withstood Erwin was so inconsiderate as to give the bandits no time In which to ,-atber up their bedding, much less to load their pack mules with ammuni tion, food and other eupplies and all this fell into the hands of the Ameri cans, including a lot of sorebacked pack animals. While the whole army rejoices over the brilliant achievement of the Sev enth cavalry officers and men, that organization is particularly enthusias tic as the San Geronlmo exploit will go far tontone for the disaster which overtook the regiment at Little Eig Horn under Custer. Villa Serloualy Wounded. From prisoners taken. It was learned that Villa's wounds were serious and that the disabled leader was taken to the home of friends In the mountains tor afe keeping till he could recover -' ffieiently to again take the field. if tin hiding place has been disclosed ' I'o Ainiricjii commanders the fact i" not in ide public bv the military ai'th.iiitu' icmow of the field re- I vealed bodies of 00 dead Villlstas. The number of wounded Is not reported. There are Blx American columns now operating in the soufh central portion of the state of Chihuahua pre senting a front of probably 75 miles wide. These columns are so disposed that they are raking this entire width as might be done with a fine tooth comb. Combing the Mountains. To Col. Dodd has been assigned the task of searching the difficult passes of the Sierra Mad res from Nueva Ca sas Grandes to lladera and farther south through and on each side of the valley of the Itlo Santo Tomas, If It may be found necessary to pro secute the search for Villa further. Under CoL Dodd's command are two squadrons of the Tenth cavalry under Col. Brown and Major Evans, respect ively and a squadron of the Seventh rax airy, the squadron which made the fight at San Geronlmo. In adltion, there are operating as In dependent organisations two troop of tlie Thirteenth and Tenth under Maj. Tompkins; a squadron of the Thir teenth, under Maj. Lindpley. and a pro visional squadron made up of picked men of the Eleventh caialry. under -aj. xjowze Operating I'nr Kantwnrd. Tompkins. Llndsley and Howie are operating on the eastern slope of the Sierra Mad res as far east as the west ern edge of the valley through which the Mexican Central runs. It Is not believed now that Villa can escape. His followers are becom ing demoralised because of the con stant vigilance exercised bv their pursuers. Their every move" seems to become known to the Americans through the activltv of uvuit, at- ships and cavalrymen and this cease lessness Is getting on the nerves of the bandits It is something they are not used to Evidence I being given every day that the natives have lost their first rear of the Americans and are coming to regard them as friends and acting accordingly. This circumstance ie having a de moralising effect upon those who sympathize with Villa and Is costing him many prospective recruits. AERICAN TROOPS ARE Rininiwr? STOCKADE FOR VILLA PRISONFRQ Two stockades have been begun in what Is termed bv the soldiers the suburbs of Columbus." That the wire and timber has all been hauled out into the suburbs" is corroborated from a number of sources. Nobody seems to know where the stockades will rear their posts and barbed wire above the yellowed sand. Incomers on the Golden State limited at noon Monday said positively that the stockades are to be used for the cap tured Villa soldiers. Will a particularly sunny spot In a particularly small space be reserved for Pancho? Will ho be given separate ?,Y.arterB7 How soon ln fact will the yilla. soldiers captured in the Guerrero fight be brought to Columbus? It's the all absorbing subject of conversation in Columbus: no one can talk about any thing else "If the stockade is for Villa," say the school children of Columbus, "we can go and look at him and poke him with cactus thorns every day." El Pnxo Seed c. open Evenings. 619 San Antonio. Opp. Court House. Adv. Mexican collections, see Lee Newman -Adv. The (BlnAn Vast Crowds Are with what rapidity our new six story building is going up. Night and day the workmen are striving to complete what will be when finished, the Southwest's greatest Depart ment Store. The bigger the better the greater 'Popular" will continue to be like "The Popular" of to dayA DIFFERENT KIND OF STORE. And why is. this a different kind of store? Because it starts from a differ ent POINT OF VIEW of gen eral storekeeping. It does not rent( or build a building and lay in a stock of goods and then advertise elus ively to bring people to buy "goods merely for the profit of the storekeeper. It employs the people to con duct it, from an entirely differ ent POINT OF VIEW. It studies and prepares dis tinctly from the CUSTOMERS' POINT OF VIEW to give the worthiest kind of goods, or in other words, the best value for the money the customer wishes to expend. This is the whole story in a few words. You can judge for yourself, if you will examine our goods and compare them with what ever you can find that ap proaches them. And it shall be a better Store every day, just as fast as we find the way to make it! Easter Apparel Stocks Complete Unprecedented Showing' of Modes . Materials ' - r . r-n T 5 B rTB " I g sn a vm'e x-m-Kimm -& (Signed) .U'JMUM me9 Lyra Corsets JTASHION favors the ivoman who is pleasingly plump this Spring, for fashion say that curves are again in stvle. but the curves must appear at just the right places and they must not be too promi nent, a lit tle round ness at the hips, a. sllohtlv fm- phasued bust, but an absolutely flat front. Your figure will be har moniously proportioned if you put yourself in the hands of our trained corsetieres. They will give the ab solutely straight front and straight back, but a charmirlgly beautiful curve under the arm, at the waist line and at the side back. If you are fhort waisted they will give you length of lines. You are again to have a graceful, rounded figure with delicate incurve to the waist You are again to regain your trim ness of figure. To do this is large ly a question of corsets. Mme. Lyra corsets are ideal for this be cause they DO FIT THE WAIST and come in enough styles to fit all types of figures. They have more boning than last year, higher in the bust, smaller in the waist, ,$3.50to$!5 mMlki wm ACTUALLY "The Popular's" Apparel Sedion has larger stocks' than ever before in this store's history. Right now you can come here and find complete slocks in every sedtion and in all lines. The showing is remarkable in mairy ways. Mrst, a great diversity of "styles all the late mod els and novelty effects are here. No other store can show smarter fashions. Second, all those wanted materials so much in demand in the East are depicted in the garments that we are showing now and many of the materials in-"Popular" garments are exclusive with this store. Third, the wide range of shades affords almost unbounded choice. So, altogether there is not a feminine Suit or Dress wish that this great Apparel Section 'cannot gratify. And in the matter of price-economies, "The Popular" stands without a peer. With the greatest distribu ting power in El Paso it is but natural that it should underbuy. Our buying power enables us to share in such low prices as only enormous quantities make possible and that is why. too, you can buy a new Spring Suit or Dress here for less than at any other place, (quality considered), for as surely as we under buy, we undersell! . iCA50 Depicting New 0 Style Thoughts ORE than twenty-five ultra-fashionable models are shown here at this popular price everv one delineating perfect suit-tailoring. Much could be said about these suits, but you would prefer to see them compare them, judge them for yourself. The materials employed are Silk Poplin, combinations of Taffeta and Serge, Gabardine, French Serge, Novelty Checks and all Taffeta in fawn, sea green, Copenhagen, gray, rookie, twilight blue, navy and black; also in checks of black and white, blue and white or green and white. Belted effects, semi-novel sport suits, skirts that flare, suits with belts and with hip yokes. All sizes for matron or miss will be found in the collection. Suits for Women and lor Misses Are Always a Feature Here YOU are sure to be greatly surprised at the excel lent manner in which the new Spring styles have been portrayed at this price. How well they are tailored and how perfectly they fit. Here are suits that were made to sell for more than $25.00, but it has long been a conceded fact that "The Popular" led in style and value at $25.00, and this year is to be no exception. We are offering most extraordinary values at this price. The suits' are made of Poplin, Gab v ardine, French Serge and Silks as well as Novelty Checks and suits in combinations of Silk and Wool. They are in flaring box"-coat effects, in Norfolk models, plain tailored suits in fact in all the new styles of im portance, in black and all colors. Suits in New! Models at Splendid Models in New Spring Suits and Dresses PHE suits at this price are especially desirable for' A street, travel and sport wear Norfolk Coats, Ripple Coats, semi-belted and strictly tailored, new drop-yoke effects and bell-shaped sleeves. They are made of Wool Poplin. Gabardine, Serge, Shep herd Checks, and Fancy Checks. The color range in cludes rose, silver gray, Benjas blue, bisque, brown, rookie, navy blue, reseda, Russian green, Gait green, cornflower and of course, black. In fact, every new style-thought, every new shade and all the desirable ma terials for Spring wear will be found in these suits. But to appreciate thes,e suits, it will be necessary for you to see them how perfectly tailored, how well they fit. All sizes. at-- s v. ' (SCORES of models, all brimful of charm and dash. and each beautifully styled for street, for sport and for afternoon wear. 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Dresses for All Occasions New Styles and Every Shade ZkND the dresses at $25.00 are equally as important from a value x giving standpoint, possessing many of the season's newest style features that you would only expect in dresses selling for considerably Ihey are neatly made along conservative lines, insuring you quality as well as style, seen at $25.00, You will agree thev are the best you have ever These dresses are made of Silk Taffeta, of Gros de Londres and of Georgette. Among the new shades are twilight blue, sea green, spark blue, eggplant, Silico tan, gray, navy and rose. And this big collection includes styles for matron and dresses for the miss an unusual variety and exceptional values at $25.00 each. Dresses for SI'S Women, Girls 50 Shown in Broad -Style & Variety f" HARMING new Spring frocks, expressing the season's most fasci- nating style-features; reflections of every accepted model. Styles suitable for any occasion, in a broad range of the season's colors and combinations. You will find it greatly to your advantage to view this excellent collection at $34.50. There are afternoon and semi-evening dresses of Pussy Willow Taf feta, Crepe Meteor, plain Taffeta, Crepe de Chine, Georgette Crepe and Gros de Londres in all the approved shades pearl gray, pansy, Joffrc blue, fawn, spark blue, Silico tan, maise, navy and, of course, black. The many style features include full skirts and tunics, with prominence given to back and side draping. S1V VLits F020 Stout Women. Is Now Here w - y - -r V w -w -w rAljKliLLb, colors and styles all were chosen with a view to their suiting women of ample proportions that there is stylish and comfortable fullness over the bust with a longer waistline and narrow back sug gested. All made with a view to having them adapted to your particular needs. Sizes 44 to 52. Priced at $29.50, $35, $39.50 and $45. 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