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FIGHTS VILLISTAS, ROUTING
Obregon May Be on Way to
Juarez, Nuevo Laredo or C.
P. Diaz, Reports Show.
LAS VACAS IS
ens. Scolt and Funsion Are
Awaiting Definite Word
GEN GABRIEL GAVJRA received a
wire from Torreon at noon Wed
nesday, bearing- a Tuesday date
4 lux stating that Gen. Alvaro Obregon
wc uld airlve In Torreon Wednesday
o ml at that citj he would be joined by
I" n .laciato B Trevino, chief of the di
vision of the northwest The two gen
emls vrth their ataffs, will then pro-I'-tf
to Juarez, arriving early Friday
-rioming What oth r officers will ac
ninpany Gen. Obregon nu not stated
in the dispatch.
There i( a probability that the
c nfcrence may be held In the Mexican
i 'msulate in El I'aso and that consul
And-es Garcia will be the interpreter
for the two Mexican generals. If Gen.
in reron arrives on Friday morning
and Of n. cott with Gen Jcunston ar
ises on Vrldajr night, the conference
'ill undoubtedly occur on Saturday
SN ANTONIO, Tsxaa, Aprtt . It
w as iKtlcattd at headquarters to
day that'th"aoott-ObrBon confer
use would be held St Ciudad Porfifto
1 uaz iriedras Negras) or Las Vacas,
0rrM the Itio Grande from Del Rio.
i 'In tune armnfi menu for a epechU
in in rarrv Gen. Scolt and Geo. Fun
Mnii to 1-sgle rasa tonight have been
MSHINGTON, 1 C. April 26.
Advices as to the time of Gen.
Ubregon'a arrival on the bor-
dei to confer with Gen Scott and Gen.
Fu niton were still awaited today at tho
si ite and war departments. Judging by
the tirqe Obregon was reported offldal
l to have passed SaUlllo Tuesday, of
I ' lals estimated he might reach Eagle
i .'s tonight Nothing has Jeen re
. fipA so far to Indicate where the con
ferences will be held, thaugh the ini- 4
pnss'on heretofore has oeen mat u,i
l'aso or Juarez would be the place.
t cretarr Lansing said no state de
Tmrtment representatives would attend
the meeting of the officers. Secretary
of war Baker suggested that the prob
1 m of greater cooperation between the
American and Carranxa forces i npolic
lnB the bandit-ridden portion of Chi
huahua probably would be the main
topic of discussion.
State department officials said no
Heps toward preparing a reply to Gen.
i arrarza s note suggesting the recall
of Amerum troops would be taken until
it r port from Gen Scott was received.
Mexican embassy officials profess to
b-Hee that details of the withdrawal
of th- Americans will be considered at
Troops May Remain Lone Time.
Tt is believed here that Gen. Obregon
i 111 be given the Impression that the
American troops are prepared to make
a long ttav on their new lines as an
i utimst guard for the borders. Jle will
prohabU carry back to Mexlcotclty the
omUtion that the are to remain in
Mi xio until the danger of border raids
definit.lv removed, either by Joint
action In policing the doubtful areas
01 In tin demonstrated abllitv of Car
iai 4,1 troops to take tare of the sitUA
t r n hether the rapture or death of
illi himself will he accepted as one
of th elements in such a determination
In nrt known
Whatever conclusion the conference
bungs to the two officers, It will have
t le diafted by both governments to
1 . ome effective If they have any defi
nite plsn to recommend after their talk.
n will be submitted promptly both to
Washington and Mexico City for con
sideration So far as Is new known
t itlier is empowered to enter Into an
agreement of any kind involving the
rotir.ns of their respective govern
ments Several to Accompany Obregon.
r.i n cott will be attended at the
ronfeience bj Ma1 Gen Fnnston, com
manding the southern department and
in direct charge of the border situation
and the pursuit of Villa It Is under
stood Gen Obregon will brine with
him several Mexicans personally con
MTBant with the situation in northern
Mexico and with steps that have been
taken bv their forces to capture Villa.
i QUARTERMASTER CORPS MAN
DIES; BROUGHT FROM FRONT
T'vt Vichard A Tobln. of the quar
'n master corps, died at the Fort Bliss
lmsiii'al Tuesday night at 8 30 of dys
ent ry contracted while in Mexico with
t he troops
He was brought to the hospital from
11 e front two weeks ago and his Con
di i ion grew steadily worse
'Vs the records of his erv Ice and his
xlatlves are In Mexico with his com
n and. it is not yet known where the
nmn was from nor to where the body
BRITAIN CRUSHING IRISH REVOLT
German Ships Believed to
Have Been Hit During
the Running Fight.
London. Ens, April 26. Twenty-five
casualties in dead and wounded re
sulted from the bombardment of Lowe
stoft by German warships and the con
sequent running fight with the British
light cruiser squadron and destroyers.
So far as can be learned all the British
Alps returned safely, two of the light
cruisers bearing signs that they had
"been hit by shells, but not in vital
places. A few among the crews of the
British warships were wounded but
One of the British destroyers, which
played a part In a previous battle In
the North sea, was again In the thick
of the fight. A shot penetrated her
engine room and four of her crew
After firing into Lowestoft for 20
minutes, the Germans retreated. The
casualties aboard the British ships oc
curred In the running fight which en
sued. It is generally believed that
the British gunners scored hits on the
Connected Villi Irish Trouble f
The Times's naval expert, in discus
sing the naval engagement off the east
coast when the light British cruiser
squadron and destroyers attacked the
German warships after their raid upon
"The raid was not undertaken with
wanton risk, but with a definite pur
pose Possibly It was a reprisal for
the British bombardment of Zeebrugge
or a reconnoissance to test the strength
and disposition of the British squad
rons. More Ukely it was part of a
larger, formidable undertaking de
signed to cover operations of a fili
bustering character connected with the
ironblB in Ireland. There is no se
curity against such exploits but the J
RJy must he Uriel, owing 10 me urncm
necessity of wasting no time after the
alarm once has been given
London, Eng April 26 .eppellns
which made a raid over the east coast
Tuesday night remained at great
heights probably because they were
subjected to violent fire from anti
aircraft guns. The raiders were fa
vored by the dark night and light
A correspondent in a town of Essex
.-... ... ..nn.lln W a DICked
county Ba j.j...-- . : , ,
p by a searchlight .t the outskirts of
the county ana in . """": C'
outlined by other searchlights. The
shrapnel began to burst around It from
many directions. The zeppelin climbed
higher and hovered about for ten
minutes. Then is sailed eastward. No
bombs were dropped after the search-
llgnts louno. ii. " ..... -- ---ualtles
and extent of dajnage has not
yet been ascertained.
One hundred bombs were dropped 1 bv
the Zeppelins This announcement was
made by the official press bureau
Airplane and Zeppelin
Fight Duel Two Miles
Up; Zeppelin Damaged
raris. France, April IS. A. Trench
airplane and a German zeppelin fought
a duel at a height of 40 meters off
Zeebrugge today The alrplano fired
nine incendiary bombs, and the aep
pelln appeared to be injured.
The engagement, occurring more
than two miles above tho earth, was
fought at 3 oclock this morning.
A German airplane of the Fokker
type was brought down in an aerial
combat near Luneville. France.
AUSTRIANS PREPARE BIG
OFFENSIVE AGAINST ITALY
Rome, Italy, April 16 The Austrians
are preparing a great offensive against
the Italian line under the supervision
of archduke Charles Francis, who is
now In spectlng the troops on the
Isonzo and in the Trentino. according
to the Glornale d'ltalla. All civil traf
fic has been suspended on the railroads
from Gras to Agram and from Laibach
JAPANESE PREMIER BEAR
Tokio, Japan. April 26 A, big llo
Russian bear has come to Tekio as a
gift and tribute to premier count Okuma
from the office of the Russian volunteer
fleet at Vladivostok. The premier sent
the animal to the zoological garden
which is one of the best In the orient.
BULGARS INVADE GREECE,
CARRY OFF FOUR CAPTIVES
Paris, France. April 26. A Bulgarian
patrol penetrated the region of Kukusli
in northeastern Greece, and carried off
four Greek refugees, a Ilavas dispatch
from Salonlki says.
French airmen bombarded the camps
at Dolran and Gievegell.
THREAT OF CONSCRIPTION
IS AGAIN BEFORE BRITAIN
London, Eng . April 26 Premier As
qulth at the secret session of parlia
ment Tuesday, presented on behalf of
the government proposals foreshadow
ing general military compulsion un
(Contlnned on page 2, Col. 4.)
WILSON DEFENDS i
Difference Between Mer
chantmen Armed For
Offence and Defence.
Washington, D. C, April 26. A state
ment defining the attitude or the
United States toward armed merchant
ships was made public today by the
state department by direction of presi
dent Wilson. It originally was pre
pared as a circular note to other powers
but It later was decided to Issue it as a
The statement holds to the right of
a merchant ship to arm for protection
only, but declares that "merchantmen
which have used their armaments for
aggressive purposes are not entitled to
the same hospitality in neutral ports
as peaceable armed merchantmen."
Determining; Status ot Ship.
"The status of an armed merchant
vessel of a belligerent," says the state
ment, "Is to be considered from the
point of view of a neutral when the
vessel enters Its ports and from that or
an enemy when the vessel is on the
The statement treats at length these
differences in status and sums them up
"The status of an armed merchant
vessel as a warship in neutral waters
may be determined, in the absence of
documentary proof or conclusive evi
dence of previous aggressive conduct,
by presumption derived from all cir
cumstances of the case.
"The status of such vessels as a war
ship on the high seas must be deter
mined only upon conclusive evidence of
aggressive purpose. In the absence of
which It Is to be presumed that the ves
sel has a private and peaceable char
acter and it should be so treated by
an enemy warship.
"In brief, a neutral government may
proceed upon the presumption that an
armed merchant Vessel of a belligerent
nationality Is armed for asrcTeaaion.
while "a bcllfcexent should proceed on
the presumpWn that the vessel Is
armed for protection. Both oX these-pre-sumptions
may be overcome by evi
dence the first by secondary or col
lateral evidence, since the fact to he
established is negative in character:
the second, by primary and direct evi
dence, since the fact to be established
is positive in character."
nights nnd Duties of Neutrals.
Then the statement goes on at length
to take up the rights and duties of neu.
trals and belligerents as affected by the
state of armed merchant vessels in neu
tral ports and on the high seas. It lays
down the rule that while merchantmen
armed only for protection against the
enemy are entitled to enter and leave
neutral ports without hindrance In the
course of legitimate trade, they are not
so entitled under certain circumstances
which are detailed as follows:
"Armed merchantmen of belligerent
nationality under a commission or or
ders of their government to use. under
penalty, their armament for aggressive
purposes, are not entitled to the same
hospitality In neutral ports as peace
able armed merchantmentv
Austin. Texas,, April 26. The su
preme court today held as constitu
tional the industrial accident board.
The case came to the court on 17 cer
tified questions from the third court
of civil appeals, styled Charlie Middle
ton, vs. Texas Light and Power Co.,
from McClennan county.
The opinion, written by chief Justice
Phillips, holds that, as to employers,
no fundamental right Is invaded. It
further holds that employers who be
come subscribers under this act vol
untarily waive the right to have their
liability determined in the courts.
As to employers who remain without
the act, negligence on their part or of
some servant or agent acting In the
scope of his employment, must be es
tablished to render them liable In a
suit for Injuries suffered by the em
ploye. SUPREME COURT TO REVIEW
SUIT INVOLVING LUNACY ACT
Austin, Texas. April 26 By its action
today In granting a writ of error in the
case of J. A. White et al against Lillle
White, from Kl Paso county, the su
preme court indicated that It has a
doubt of the unconstitutionality of the
lunacv act of the S8d legislature.
In the trial of this case at El Pst
the act was held constitutional, an ap
peal being taken to the eighth court of
civil appeals That tribunal reversed
the Judgment of the trial court, holding
the act unconstitutional, and now the
supreme court has decided to review
BIBB MADE SUPERINTENDENT
OF FEEBLE MINDED COLONY
Austin. Tex., April 2. Dr. L. B.
Bibb, of Austin, was today elected su
perintendent of the state colony for the
feeble minded, by the board of trustees.
The site for the colony has not yet
BOItDERLAM) AUTO SUPPLY
COMPANY ril.US CHARTER.
Austin, Tex., April 26 The charter
of the- Borderland Auto-Supply com
pany of 131 Paso, w filed today in the
state department. 'je capital stock is
$1000 and the Incorporators B. L. Clem
ents, Homer B. Lyne and J. M. Iloward.
MARTIAL LAI IS
Headquarters Of Sinn Fein
.Party Is Recaptured By
Loyal British Troops.
in irish capital
British Papers Criticise Irish
Secretary For His Lax
Handling of Situation.
LONDON, Ung., April 26. Drastic
steps hare been taken by the
British government to suppress
the uprising In Dublin by the procla
mation of martial law In the city and
county and by proclaiming the asso
ciations which took part In tho move
ment Illegal organisations, which will
enable the police to break them up.
This was announced In the house of
commons today by premier Asqultli
who, while making a more reassuring
statement with regard to the situa
tion In the Irish capital, did not add
much to previous knowledge of what
has happened there since Monday noon
when rebels took position of the post
office and certain sections of tho city.
The prime minister was able to say.
however, that Liberty Hall, the head
quarters of the Sinn Fein party, and
St. Stephens Green, which seemed to
have been the center of the uprising,
had been reoccupied by the military
who were being reinforced by the
troops from England and BelfaBt.
Nationalist volunteers, Mr. Asquith
said, had turned out to assist the an--thorlties.
while many local persons had
offered their aid.
lteiolt Exclles Kngland.
All England I stirred over the Irish
revolt which broke out in Dublin- co
Incidentally with, the seizure of Sir
Roger Casement, leader of the Irish
separationists. who was caught while
attempting to land from a disguised
German llp a large consignment of
arms and ammunition from Germany
for the Irish. FJvt. places in Dublin
were captured by the Irish. Curragh
troops fought them. Twelve were killed
and IS wounded in the fighting which
followed The disturbances occurred
Sunda yand Monday.
Casement I In London.
Sir Roger Casement was conveyed
across Ireland Saturday by a strong
armed escort who knew the prisoner
only by two Initials. He arrived In
London without Incident and imme
diately waB lodged In the Metropolitan
The tur that air Rocer Casement has
been brought to England to stand 4
trial and is detained in military cus
tody, leads to the assumption that he
will be tried on the charge of high
"The revolt In Ireland is the natural
lesult of tho government's policy In
Ireland," says the Dally Mail. "Augus
tine Dirrell. chief secretary for Ireland,
and premier Asquith. sat still and
allowed a rebel force to be enroled and
armed. They did not move hand or
foot against it. On March 17. 160C
Irish volunteers paraded, mostly armed
with rifles, and nobody stopped or
No Action Against Sedition.
"Mr. Birrell never asked why the
volunteers existed. He knew it was
not to serve against the enemy but
rather to obstruct the Imperial forces.
On December 10 he declared 'evidence
of their disloyalty is voluminous.' yet
he did nothing. If he had, any policy
other than merely drifting It was turn
Ireland Into the disloyal. The govern
ment persuaded Itself that the treason
could lie overcome by resolutely look
ing the other way. The government's
wait-and-see policy was complicated
by a hlde-the-truth policy. If tho
newspapers had been permitted to pub
lish information In their hands Sun
day night these things could not havo
happened. The Irish authorities would
have been aroused from their sleeping
sickness by the publication of news
that something very exceptional was
PreM lVm Muzxled.
"They might havo taken ordinary
precautions but the press was muzzled.
It is proof of tho grossest negHeence
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Chancelor and Chief of Naval General Staff Go to Em
peror's Field Headquarters; German Opinion is Di
vided; One Group Wants Breach With America,
While Other Views Break in Light of Calamity.
BERLIN, Germany, April 26. Chan
celor von Bethmann-Hollweg and
admiral von Holtzendorf, chief ot
the naval general staff, departed for
field headquarters on the Tuesday
evening, train to consult with emperor
William in regard to the reply to the
The chancclor's conference with
James W. . Gerard, the American am
bassador Tuesday afternoon lasted for
nearly an hour.
Public opinion in Germany respect
ing the American note remains divid
ed In two main directions. One rep
resented by count Ernest vbn Revent
low, the naval expert of the Tages
Zeltung and his adherents, which Is
small but vociferous and powerful con
tinues to assert it would welcome a
breach with America with a sigh of
relief. The attitude of the other group
Is Indicated by a remark by Theodore
Wolff in this morning's Berliner
Tageblatt that not they but other ene
mies of England would welcome a
breach with a feeling or relief."
What will be the outcome of the
deliberations now progressing cannot
now be indicated, but it can be said
that the attitude of responsible lead
ers Is plainly Indicated that whatever
the decision may be. It will be reached
wdth a full appreciation of what a
rupture might mean.
Recognize Gravity of Crisis.
Comment in the press displays neith
er optimism nor pessimism but simply
a full realization of the gravity of the
crisis which must be met and con
fidence that the leaders of the em.
pire will be guided solely bjr the em
Mr. "Wolff, edltorinchief of the Tage
bblatt, again devotes an article in that
paper to the support of the Idea that
a breach of relations between Ger
many and the United States must be
avoided If possible upon any acceptable
basis. He criticises president Wilson's
accusation that submarines are sinking
netltral ships In a pre-consldered man
ner and In pursuance of methods laid
down for them, but he declares It
would be a mistake to answer sharp
words with sharp words.
Would Like to Protect Neutrals.
He Bays: "Most of us would consid
er it great good fortune If it could be
made possiblo to protect peaceable
HALF UF Tit. J,
and obtusenesi when four or five parts
of a great city can be seized by com
paratively a small number of armed
"This colossal blunder follows upon
and surpasses all other blunders of the
war. How much longer is the nation
prepared to drift under the domination
of leaders who refuse to lead "
Birrell Again riayed.
The Daily Express says that Augus
tine Blrrell's strange hesitation In In
forming the house of commons of the
Irish revolt makes it natural to imagine
the situation is worse than officially
reported. It Is tho duty of the govern
ment, says the Express, frankly to ad
mit the truth that stern measures1 be
adopted-against the "crass folly of the
The Dally Chronicle sas: "What Is
most dreaded now that even the order
speedily restored may be at Ihe cost
of bloodshed which may rankle for
generations. One cannot help fearing
reaction against the prospects of con
stitutional home rule"
The Times says: "The whole miser
able Tiuslness is a sorry comment upon
the complete failure of Mr Birrell to
maintain respect for law and order dur
ing the nine years of his weak, callous
administration. Such are tho fruits of
truckling to sedition and making light
of contempt for law."
Invasion la Opera BoutTe.
Sir Roger Casement's invasion ap
pears to have been the merest opera
bouffe, the Times adds. The paper
suggests that the Germans had grown
tired of him and his boasts and In
sisted that ho redeem his promises.
"The Germans may havo calculated,"
continued the Times, "that tho uprising
In Ireland would influence certain
kinds of American oplnton in their
favor at a time when relations with
the United States are critical.
Societies In America Busy.
"German societies and Irish societlei
In America have been working hand
in glove to prejudice opinion against
Great Britain. They doubtless will
exert themselves now about 'Ireland's
struggle for freedom ' If the cabinet
tries to hush up any part of the truth,
the German and Irish agencies In tho
United States will have a free field
for their malign activities, but if tho
government allows responsible, com
petent American correspondents to In
vestigate matters freelv and unfettered,
we are confident the Germans will And
thoy havo failed completely "
VON IGEL PAPERS REFER
PARTLY TO IRISH REVOLT
Washington, D. C, April 26. Papers
seized by department of Justice agents
from the New York offiee of Wolfe von
Igel, secretary to Capt. Franz von Pa-
travelers, women and children, to In
sure rights of neutrals against mis
takes and in every case to fulfill the
commandments for the protection of
humanity which suffers so severely In
Denies Rejoicing Over LusKania.
"Stories published in the entente
press that, following the sinking of
the Lusltanla and In similar cases, all
Germany danced and rejoiced, are a
"Although we are of the opinion
that steamship passengers must them
selves estimate the danger they run.
every possibility of uniting the tac
tics of submarines with the protection
of peaceable lives and neutral prop
erty would be welcomed by us.
"We do not share the conception
that America's hostility would truly
be divinely good fortune for us."
Yellow Press Disturbs Relation.
Mr. Wolff asserts that the American
"yellow press." and certain German
newspapers and politicians have dis
turbed the relations between the two
countries but that Washington must
realize that sober discussion still is
possible in Germany.
"A breach of German-American re
lations would be greeted by the advo
cates of an unrestrained use ot the
torpedo 'with a feeling of real relief.'
In England and other hostile states
presumably It would arouse a similar
No Ilope For Settlement.
The Tagellche Rundshau which l
alone In feeling there is no chance ot
an understanding says'
"The prospects for an tJnderstandlnK
are most scanty. Keuosat "
SSJ'iiVJllfflU --' s: -!-
from delivering 11. vp mu iiu.
TnoCSVXDS rARADE IN
TROTBST AGAINST WAR
Dubuque. Iowa, April 26. Several
thousand men. women and children,
marching under many flags, and to the
tune of "Yankee Doodle" and other pa
triotic airs, paraded the downtown
streets Tuesday night in a demonstra
tion against a war with Germany or
any other country.
The parade is said to have been un
der German-American auspices. On one
banner the Inscription read: 'This is a,
democracy, not a one-man government
- - F. & trf a. AAjtnsiYA
ORE than half or tne
budsret for the T. M. C
This was the report made to the
members of the teams at the dally
luncheon In tho Paso del Norte Wed
nesday at noon. The total at noon was
$10,320, of which 22640 50 was raised
during tho afternoon Tuesday and
Wednesday morning. The canvass will
continue until Friday night.
The report ot the teams, made on a
big bulletin board In the main dining
room of tho Paso del Norte, ?s,3 as
Team No. 1 rUJ.OO
No. 2 516.00
No. 3 ............ ...taS.OO
No. 4 218.00,
No, 5 M7.00
No. 6 (no report)
No. 7 ssaoo
No. 8 276.00
No. 9 276.50
No.10 (no report)
Executive committee 690 00
Grand total $10.32000
pen. withdrawn Germany military at
tache, are understood to contain, in ad
dition to data connected with alleged
German plots, material disclosing ac
tivities In this country related to tlia
Uprising in Ireland and the names of
Americans wno naa Knowledge 01 mo
John B. Stanchfield. counsel for von 1
Igel, will confertwlth secretary Lansing I
about the papers seised. Von Igel will '
accompany Dr. Stanchfiold. i
IRISH IN U. S. ASSERT
10,000 MEN ARE IN REVOLT
New York, April 26. The revolt in
Ireland far exceeds in extent the ad
missions of the British government,
according to Information reported to
day to have been received In Irish cir
cles In this city. A force of about
10,000 rebels is opposing the British
government authorities in Dublin and
(Continued on I'sie 2, Col. S)
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Residents Reinforce The
Villistas'; Americans Lose
2 Killed, 3 Wounded.
six dead, 19 hurt
Horses and Equipment Cap
tured By U. S. Troops In
Battle in Sierra Madres.
(By Associated 'Press )
FIELD HEADQUARTERS Namiquipa.
Mex April 26. (Via wireless to
Columbus, N. M.) Two American i
were killed and three wounded in in
engagement between cavalrymen under
CoL George A. KodU and 2S0 Villistai
at Temocnic In the center of the bierr 1
Madres in western Lriliuat,ua on pr 1
22. according to ni of lal iepu ;
reaching here toda
The ilia commnml 1 nilei lojn c
Baca, Cervantes, fonmguea and Rio-
..i.ui ,n i.a 1-itM an.mnnn aurt
found six dead Mexicans ana u
wounds wfHe a quantity Of horses,
arms and equipment was captured.
1 1lia Not With Command.
Reports received here made no men
tion of Villa, himself being with the
band, although it had been reported
previously that he was hiding in the
mountains In that vicinitv. While last
reports placed the bandit chieftain at,
Nonava, about BO miles south of Temo
chlc'wMch Is approximately 61 miles
southwest of Chihuahua citv. belief w
firm here tat Villa was not wuh th
The Villistas were encamped in 1
Jagged, rocky defile when they caurnt
eight of the American column1 ridinsr
toward them, about 4 30 in the afte,--
. noon. Immediately uie Mexican ongie
sounded the can to arms, rnrougn ins
mountain passes the two command"!
struggled, the Villistas dropping nil
cumbersome equipment in a precipltat
flight before CoL Dodd's cavalrymen
Villistas Attempt to Mand.
Once during the flight the Vllllstis
received reinforcements and attempted
vainly to make a stand against the
Americans. When night came the pur
Bait became increasingly difficult be
cause ttt the nature of the ground,
honeycombed as It is with mountain
caves, gorges and trails in which there
are many jagged rocks, ruinous to the
feet of horses. Dodd pursued the Vil
listas toward Minaca, his base, where
he Is now reported to be awaiting sup
plies. Captured Taken to Mlnncn.
The 19 Villa wounded, taken in the
engagement, and the 25 horses and arm
captured, were taken to Minaca to
await Gen. Pershing's orders as to their
disposition. Col. Dodd was given much
credit here for his feat and was of
ficially commended for the promptness
shown by his small, outnumbered force.
Civilian Itelqforce Villistas.
Other reports reaching here told nt
bitter feeling expressed toward Ameri
cans by the natives of the district in
which the engagement occurred and of
their Intense partisanship for Villa. It
Is assumed that the reinforcement the
Mexican command received was made
up of natives from the vicinity. Other
evidence here today indicates that num
bers of Villistas In bands of two or
three are making their way Into tho
western fastnesses of the Sierras, pos
sibly toward a common rendezvous.
AR E SENT SCOTT
Washington V C. April 26 Presi
dent Wilson and secretary of war
Baker discussed todav the instructions
to Gen. II. L Scott for his conferenco
with Gen Obregon Secretary Baker
said they would be forwarded to
night Seeretarv Baker said
"The Instructions are to discuss a
basis for the most cordial and com
plete cooperation between the Amerl
(Continued en pace 2. Col. 2.)
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