El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 36TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, April 14, 1916 Page: 1 of 12
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AMERICAN CAVALRYMEN BATTLE WITH MEXICANS AT PARRAL
Momentous Decision Today
DBKinciiT urn I ncnmf
I IILUIULI1I II
WHETHER Oil NOT TROOPS
WITHDRAW FRQM MEXICO
Administration's Hand May Be Forced as Result of Battle at
Parral Coming Simultaneously With Carranza
Demand That Americans Get Out.
Funston Given Unlimited Orders to Protect United States
and to Prevent Further Trouble; Mr. Wilson
and Secretary Lansing Silent.
By International News Service.
Washington April 18. President Wilson
and hl cabinet tomorrow will decide
whether to withdraw the Amwlcan troops
from Mexico at the demand or Carranza.
Intimations were given In high adminis-
tration quarter that the troops will not
be withdrawn though officials fully realise
that this may mean war with Carranxa.
Wilson's Hand May Be Forced
The administration's hand may be forced
by the battle at Parral between American
troops and Carranxa adherents. Carranza
him. oír reporta this battle In a telegram
to Secretary Lansing through Ambassador
resígnate Arredondo. Carranza said many
American soldiers bad been killed by his
people. He renewed his demand that Ameri-
can troops should be withdrawn.
In addition to the world news
the news of the city and of the
tate the Sunday Morning Time
this week will carry some interest-
ing; special features:
An Impressive American Passion
How n girl stenographer a real
estate man and a group of "plain
people" in New Jersey are Imi-
tating the work of the war-
stricken peasants of Ober-Am-mergau.
The "Art Fbrure" and the "Clothes
Why the artist and the dress-
maker do not agree as to beauty
linea In the f minim- form and
something about the measure-
ments of the new American
Why Mark Twain's Daughter Be-
lieves In Spirit.
Remarkable personal narrative
by Mmo Oabrllowltach describ-
ing her experiences with a spec-
tral visitor and how Mark Twain
regarded hie little glrPs psychic
Fashion '6 laxteat Exploits In Hala.
The new season's novelties in
millinery with pictures and chat
about the varied Watteaus
"Sports" Wofflngtons. Pokes
Turbans and Scotch bonnets.
Are "Independent" Women Grow-
This and other questions of great
Interest to every woman are dis-
cussed by Gertrude Barnum
special agent. Women In indus-
try of the federal commission
on Industrial relations In an Im-
portant article on "My Exper-
ience With Working Girls."
Spring Houaecleanlng Hints.
Seasonable advice on some of the
housekeeper's recurring prob-
lems. Are the Fly and Uie Mosquito Real-
The important scientific discov-
ery that is said to giva better
promise of exterminating the fly
and mosquito than any other in-
secticide yet tried out.
How SctoiKv Recognises Death.
Dr. Thomas F. Reilly's graphic
description of the precise meth-
ods by which the physician dis-
cern the moment of life's ter-
mination and how mistakes have
been made In premature decis-
ión Interesting Facts From Sctenue and
How old age may be prevented
bathers' deafness what foods to
eat to make you grow the "tor-
pedo ray" as Nature's submarine
a silver ralle of war on Amer-
ican soli how quinine got Its
The Morning Times
Secretary of War Baker gatie out the
following statement tonight:
"1 have telegraphed General Funston the
contenta of the dispatches given out by
the Mexican embassy. I have Instructed
Oeneral Funston to take the necessary steps
to protect our people and to prevent rur-
"I have asked him also to wire all de-
tails he con mi as rest at he gets them."
A summary or the day's developments
and the situation as It stands tonight is
as rollo wa:
Ambassador resígnate Arredondo deliv-
ered to Secretary Lansing the note from
his government demanding withdrawal or
The Mexican embassy gave out telegrams
from carranza and Agutlar bis foreign
minister reporting the resistance of Car-
ranclstas to the entry of troops In Parral
and the bloody engagement that rollowed.
FuaMoa Ordered to Investíoste.
Secretary Baker telegraphed Oeneral
Funston ror an Investigation and official
report of the Parral fight.
Secretary Lansing insisted he had not
entered Into agreement with Arredondo on
March 23 ss stated In the Carranza note
to limit the advance of troops Into Mexico
beyond the point where they were then
secretarles Baker and Lansing- conrerred.
rollowlng which Secretary Baker said the
orders to the troops have not been modified
and that no orders to withdraw bare been
WtlsoB Abandons Speak I no Date.
President Wilson gave ua his plan or go-
ing to New York ror s speech tomorrow
deciding to remain at the White House to
handle the situation.
President Wilson considered the qneatlon
or calling out the national guard ror border
duty releasing 18000 troops now on the
border for duty In Mexico. Army officials
discussed the availability or 1 4.000 men In
the coast artillery.
A canvass of sentiment In congress show-
ed a prevailing opinion that the troops
should remain In Mexico.
May Make Counter-Proposal to Carranza.
The president and cabinet members are
understood to be considering a counter
proposal to Carranxa In an effort to avoid
an armed clash.
President Wilson and secretary Lansing
maintained absolute silence during the day
as to the demands made by Carranza In
The official text was delivered to the
state department by Mr. Arredondo at. i:S0
this afternoon. Translation of the message
which was In Spanish was not completed
until after Secretary Lansing had left the
The official text Is substantially the same
as the text published this morning by the
International News Service. There were
only slight changes In verbage made In
translation none of which changed any
essential fart in the message
Demand far Withdrawal Bess wed.
On top or the demands made lu this note
came the telegrams from Oeneral Carranxa
and Oeneral Agullsr. his foreign minister
In which It wat renewed with Insistence
tbst American troops should be withdrawn.
They were given out at the Mexican em-
bassy. The telegrams were accompanied
by one from Andres Oarcla Mexican consul
at El Peso who reported that the carranza
rarrlson at Parral participated in the attack
nn American troops at Parral.
Fl ASTON GIVEN I M INI 11.11
o Riten re r h i AbuXsucans.
By international News service.
Wsshlngton. April IS. General Funston
in command of about ts.oon troops on the
border was given prertlcelly unlimited In
strurUnns tonight to preterí the United
States troops In Mexico.
Army opinion Is that General Funston uili
art promptly and that his first order wtU
he to send at oore the troops nearest to
the imperiled forces of Oeneral Pe railing
to his rescue. The nsit step of Oeneral
Funaton. It Is believed will be to send all
(Continued 00 Page Three 1
The Day in Congress
Met at noon
Sisal inquiry osnUnued 1
po.iorric committee worked on ap
liábale resumed on nitrate plant rea
ture pf error reorganization bill
Adjourned s l p. a Id neon Frí-
Mot at 11 a aa.
Hearings usi U Aiaxandsr bill (lefio
log the powers of toe. proposed atipping
board con tinned
Adjourned at lie p. sw to M a. m-Friday.
iGENERAL FUNSTON CONFIDENT
OF ABILITY OF
MEETANY POSSIBLE SITUATION
Punitive Expedition Well Provided With Artillery and
Capable Not Only of Protecting Itself But of
Dominating Zone of Operations.
By International News Service.
San Antonio Tex. April II. "No appre-
hension need be felt about the ability of
General Iershing and his advance columns
to take care of themselves" Oeneral Fun-
ston said shortly berore midnight tonight.
"As In any similar condition the ad-
vance columns will fall back ir tbny have
met serious opposition and concentrate.
and if pressed rurther. will fall beer on
their supporting columns. Oeneral Persh-
ing has several thousand men below Nam!-
qulpa. I do not care to disclose how-
many. He Is especially strung there In
artillery and against any rorce or Mexi-
can troops that can be concentrated quickly
111 that region he will be amply propared
not only to protect himself but to domi-
nate the situation of course his troops
111 stay out or such cities as are near
the Une of retirement or the advance col-
umns ir retirement is neressary and thus
avoid any Instance' or fighting both sol-
diers and populace.
"While 1 cannot discuss my orders nor
disclose our troop movements I will state
this that we have taken careful steps to
know what Oomes's Sonora troops are do-
ing. The line or communication Is protect-
ed. BeyTind that Oeneral Pershing must be
left free to liandle his troops as the situa-
Oeneral Funston said at midnight he had
received no orders from Washington for
rushing troops to the support or
ing. He said the border communities
would continue to be protected and the
army In Mexico would protect itseir.
IVI ItKtKED VIGILAN
ALL ALONG TH LINK
By Associated Press.
San Antonio Tex. April II. From Colum-
bus v M. to points near the CMhuahua-
Durango state Una American troops la-
cressed their vigilance today against at-
tacks from any quarter. Word that Car-
ranza had requested the opening of nego-
tiations looking to their withdrawal went
up and down the line of communications
and forward to the campa of the detaohed
cavalry columns that have penetrated the
hills and mountains beyond Parral In their
search for Villa.
No orriclal communication baa been sent
to them and win not be until the war de-
partment has communicated the news and
Its wishes to Oeneral Funston but orders
have been sent from here to take all pre-
cautions against attack.
No Report on Parral 1 laeldrnL
Oeneral Funston received no report from
ceneral Pershing regarding the reported
Parral Incident and late today he knew no
more or that development than was con-
tained in the report sent forward by Con-
iil Letcher from chihuahua and that given
in press dispatches from Washington. His
Information from Consul Letcher in Heated
that both garrison and populace had fired
upon the detachment of lo American troops
when they entered Parral and that the fire
had been returned.
It was assumed that the commanding of-
ficer of the American detaclaiient was Ma-
jor Tompkins who. It was believed might
be having dirricultles In getting his re-
ports or the incident back to oeneral Persh
Poll of Congress
By International News I serlos
Wsalilngton Apr J IS. A poll of
congress by the International New
Servios today disclosed an ovnr-
vrnetmlng sentiment against com-
pliance with Camuiss's demand for
withdrawal of the Asaterlreii troops
Use prevailing opinion Is that
the troops should be kept there
until the object of une expedition
la scoozn pits hod. regard less of Use
Use question pet to cesan mean-
bar of the h osase and she sasiste
waa the following:
"Do you think the United otates
should comply with t'arrausa's de-
The result of Use poll follow:
Yes Ht soxasa. ; Republhmn.
ft; Moclah 1. Total 11.
So Desnuceos it; Kepubll
cans tst- Prohibitionist 1; Fro-
gl Bastís Protectionist. It Prog res-
alte 1. Total la.
Non -committal 11 nan 0 irate 17;
Itcpubiksau bb; Progressive-Re-publfcwu
1. Total. 144-
Alajeut Democrat. BO; Itepub-
Uobii. Ill Independen 1 1
sive Hepubll. u. tl total. 116.
Hepublli-an. 14. Total 4S
ing. Major Tompkins had with him no Held
wireless and a courier would have been
necessary rer the transmission or his re-
port. Clash With CarranrNbv nrgretfed.
That a conflict between the Ameri-
can? troops and Mexicans other than those
of Villa's organization had occurred was
regretted at headquarters but cnnridonre
was expressed In the ability of the com-
mander of the detachment that entered
Parral to explain the Incident satisfactorily.
All ofneers In the expeditionary rolumns
have been cautioned not in provoke con-
flict with peacerul residents or Mexico or
with troops or the de facto government and
orricera at headquarters do not believe
that the Incident at Parral win attar the
attitude of the men In the field orflcers
here are confident that any conflict tluu
might come will be the result of aggres-
sion by a Mexican forre.
Pershing's Plan I nrhanaed.
Until ordered to art otherwise. Oeneral
Pershlrtg will continue uninterrupted and
without material change nr -us his pur-
suit of Villa but he also will he expected
to carry out Oeneral Funston's orders Is-
sued today to look closely after the guard-
ing or his lines pf communication and In-
vestigate carefully all Mexican troop move-
ments In his vicinity whether they be the
movements or VUla troops or those or the
de rarto government.
Hatching for Comer Column
Oeneral Funston said late today that he
onu oiorcrn scouts in WBTcii for the
or nen. rnulio Gomez reported
lo be prcperhis; to- move -otMnajw
Casas Grandes with the ostensible (Men
mm or joining in tne pursuit or villa. From
the direction which grmy orncer thought
Oomet would lake If ha does move It was
puinwn 0111 uie general eonici cut the Amer
lean line ot communication.
OOslKZ WAITS ORDERS TO
MOVE INTO 1 II nil I ill STATE.
By Associated Press.
Douglas. Arlt. April 13. -Oeneral Amuiro
Oomez commanding the de facto Mexican
troops on the Sonora -Chihuahua boundary
said today In an Interview that he Is resdy
to move with twenty rive hundred cavalry
and infantry through Pulpito Pass Into Chi-
huahua at any time he Is ordered to do so
by Oeneral Alvaro Obregon secretary of
war in the de facto cabinet.
Oeneral Gomez said that the column Is
amply provisioned and equipped for a long
hard campaign but th order nf iihr...n
which haa been anticipated ror several days.
To Take Up Trail of VMIa
It Is the personal opinion of Oeneral Go-
mes that he will be sent Into Chihuahua
to take up the trail or Villa where the
American punitive expedition drops It. He
expressed confidence tbst the Americans
would withdraw from Mexico since It ap-
pears certain that Villa haa escaped at
The orders ror the movement must come
(Tom Oeneral Obregon according to Gen
eral Oomez as he alone has the power to
move troops from one state lo another. His
movement aa far as the Chihuahua border
waa dlreeted by o-neral v. Ellas calles
military governor of Sonora.
Victories Over Broncho Vagula.
By Associated Press.
Douglas. Arts. April II.--Three victories
gained over to broncho Vaquí Indians In
Sonora within five days news of which
was received today by Oeneral p. sitas
Calles military governor of Sonora caused
him to express the opinion thai hla nnlicv
of aggressiveness would tie vindicated by
11 conaiieie victory ror the de facto troops
in a relatively short time The Yauuls will I
be subdued and the de facto troops now 1
forming the columns opersUug against tbsm ;
be available for use in other psrts or s
nor or Mexico to a few weeks he pre
General Calles said that be had giren
orders to his subordinate In Ihe fsqul
campaign to press every advantage and not
give tbe Indians tlnie .to reassemble.
me mat tigni occurred luesdai si Agua
callentes twelve miles wsst or the Tonlchl
branch or Uva Southern Pacific of Mexico ;
1 o oau J or IIIUIBIIS Were OrlVrll rfOIIl
thai position to Sierra de TeUhua where '
ihe fight was resumed Tuesday night. Tbe
main body or the Indians managed lo elude i
the Mexican lines encircling their strong
hold slid started to retreat east aid How
ver the Mexican tryops moved In two
uirsi. tirisina tne
'i.ST- . JS.rm i'lf.J.''0.".'
and reai- Inflicting a crushing def-t
them st retaciiiublale Wednesdsv sflernoon
alter six hours of fighting The main body
f tho who esraosd fled southeast m the
direction of Cuspar and Tvirocopnbsmpo.
n aílf líltoff-.l Ts00" ?' ""'"f"1
vagid ''vdng tbe columns en
Isdlaas Las Thirty liead
The Yauui lot was slated a Ihu iy dead
and seventy wounded thai or the vichan.
at Stars osan ana Slven wounded A ni
roste ly 100 rifle and sevrtsl Uiou.snd
rounds or anununiuon fell into Uie hands
of tl Mexicans rive Vaquí soldiers who
fell Into Ui bands of uie Nnnni troop I
or executed while tinny three women
id uuriy one children were captured. I
1 asog toss were frond Mr John leer.
. o durujr a raid fi Unu Uun
f Sid stay Is aaMtllsirg
lustrad uf establishing 1 amp llw de lacio
M tt WW Ptlrtllll Of the Vsqul
' í5í ?5 mLJto" ".""P
said and matara! utrtmit axarei.sd in
belief liiat be would be aids to report Uie
complot aiuiinilaUuu or scitlariag ot m
jm3bM wMtan a ttw d
Scores Fall for
Injustice to Army
By Associated Ircs.
Han Antonio Texas. April IS.
"A groat Injustice to tho officer
and men of tliei Thirteenth caval-
ry" was the way General Funston
characterised Use recent declara-
tions of Senator Fall In a report
he cent today to Uie adjutant gen-
ere 1 at Washington. Genera Fun-
ston's report to the adjutant gen-
eral no In effect a reply to crit-
icism Hint . Senator Fall made or
tin' conduct of the troops at Col-
umbus when that town was raid-
ed a month ago by YUla.
General Fnnaton explained his
rejoinder by Myitis; Uutt Colonel
Nlocum now was far in the Interior
of Mexico and unahlo to reply tor
himself. He declared that almost
every statement in Senator Fall's
declarations was false. He declar-
ed that after the first shot of the
entry tho remainder of the garri-
son was in action In about fire
minuten. He denied tlutt the resi-
dents of Columbus had aided ma-
terially in the defense of the town
styling Senator Fall's assertion that
they bad done so sja "rubbish." In-
stead of losing 100 horses he said
the actual number was 45 a large
part of which had been recovered.
JAGOW NOTE ADMITS
Damage Done by U-Boat and Ex-
plosion Wrecking Steamer
Breaking Point Between Two
Governments Now Thought
to Be Imminent.
By Associated Press.
Washington April 11. The United States
Is disposed to consider that Oermanv In
the latest submarine note practically ad-
mitted one of her submarine commanders
Is guilty of torpedoing the channel steamer
Sussex. President Wilson and Secretary
Lansing today examined the official tpxt or
the communication rrnm Merlin and are
understood to have reached this conclusion
although no announcement was made.
Drastic Action Probable
unless Germany should wltl.out equivoca
tion admit attacking the vessel which bad
aboard more than a score or American cltl
ens and Inflict adequate punishment upnn
the commander of the submarine and In
other ways show evidence of good faith
.0 tion of a drastic nsture undoubtedly will
follow Detslls of tne policy to he pursued
sre expected to be ronnulated st the meet
ing of the csMnet tomorrow.
The aesumptlon or Germany's admission
or guilt Is rounded upon the msrked sim-
ilarity or the circumstances surrounding
the explosion which damaged the Sussex
and the attack upon a steamer in the rhan
net described In tbe Oennan note The
date time and locations sre practically tbe
same. The damage don by the torpedo
fired by tbe submarine and the explosion
wHlrh wrecked the Sussex are Identical.
The course being followed by rbe Sussez
and the vessel mentioned In the note are
The only difference In tlie two versions
that of Germany . based upon the report of
. m...r . s.t r
nlwd 9uleji ff)llnllei1 urK)n rDorU or
British and French rovemments. affl-
hlaviu of survivors and Investigations by
American naval diplomatic and consular
omctals. Is found In the description or the
Sussex and the description or tbe vessel
attacked by the submarine according to
a sketch made by the submarine commander
while peering through hit prrlsrnpe. II Is
considerad that the slight variations In the
two sides or ttie rase very well could be
Following the receipt recently or press
dispatches announcing that the i.lerman gov-
eminent flatly denied responsibility fn
xploslnn which destroyed th
hjdlJtvitfl th cas tho I i . 1 1 ... I -Isles was
preparing against German warfare would
liar to be based largely upnn th ac-
cumulation of illegal attacks rather than
upon the disaster to the channel steamer
11 now being revealed upon Just what con
lentlons and argument. Germany bases her
mU r rtmmai1l .- somtsdstrstlon
considers that the esse of the Sussex Is
Secretary Lansing today hail nearly coin
plated the eillaclion of evidence In regard
conduct of submarine warrare' since
Um 1 u.iuina went down A
' ' .
' ' " prohably wi
to b brought to the attention 1
government within Ihe next r.
mild be ready
to be brought to Ihe attention or the German
government within the next few days
Much of Ihe evidence in lie- posseai
other than the Sussex
vldeure 111 (he posse.sHm of
Honed In the Oennan note. Ths wens
the Manchester Engliwer. englishman. F.asle
Point uud Herw Indvaie Ttw- rtidansllon
made by Germany of Ibew ce. sre . on
sldered unsatisfactory lbs German SOS 1
UotM not sgreelug with tbe evidence widen
ass ksMU gstbrd by sue stats aepsnsawat.
RACE HATE FLAMES WHEN
SQUADRON OF THIRTEENTH
Over Hundred Persons Reported Slain in Three-Hour Strug
gle in Plaza; Only One United States Soldier
Believed to Be Dead.
Badly Outnumbered Little Band of Horsemen Under Major
Tompkins Lives Up to Best Traditions of
American Fighting Spirit.
Mexican Inherent antipathy for Americans
which has been fttUMd into a vertltable
conriarrafton since General Pershing
crossed the Intentationsl border more than
three weeks ago broke all bounds In tne
city of Parral Wednesday afternoon and
for three hours a little force or I lilted
States cavalry was compelled ro stand with
Ita hack to the wall In the Plaza Constitu-
tion and fight the entire populace or one
or tho largest cities or northern Mexico
(irflclal caution which suppresses the
casualties resulting rrnm this rirst armed
conflict between the Cnited States and a
people professing through their ruler cor-
dial feeling cannot conceal the truth
which Is that in;. Mexican civilians anil sol-
diers were killed and that at least one
American trooper was killed and several
others wounded. Scores of Mexicans were
also wounded In the desperate right which
only Dame to an end when the cooler heads
iunon& the orflcers or the caiTania garri-
son managed to whip the enraged people
Into line long enough to give the Americans
time to leave the city.
Americans Bitterly Censured.
Mexican officials bitterly censure the
American soldiers ror entering a Mexican
city In ilirert defiance or Oeneral Carranza's
explicit order that they avoid all centers
of population. The American aide on this
point Is still to be heard from nut right
or wrong tbe official reports or the con-
rilct show that the little hand of troopers
lived up to the hejt traditions or American
riirhilnir spirit.- and Willie hopelessly out-
numbered fought hard shot straight and
refused to quit
Thlrtrenlh Cavalry Engaged.
There Is no certainty which one nr the
various columns tti.11 has been arnuriiig the
neighborhood of Psrral for some trace or
Villa or hla bandits was engaged In the
battle. It Is the beller or the military here
that It was men or the Thirteenth rutted
States cavalry and that they were com-
manded by tJajnr Frank Tompkins. There
Is little doubt too that these are the same
men who engaged a Mexican column st
Troya 19 miles west of Jlmlnez. last Mon
day afternoon and that after routing this
force were making their way Into Parral.
Troopers Greeted With Kuslllsde.
There were only ISO of iheni and they had
been In the saddle ror weeks. They en
tared the city without a thought or a bos
tile reception and were received with a
shower or bullets. So they did the only
Ihtng they rnu Id do. get to the best cover
they could find and fought. And It Is
known nov. that tiny cot slncl .1 mini
splece with every prosport tint later de
velopments will show that lliey exai led an
even heavier toll from the treacherous peo
pie of the city.
Officials Blame Trouble on Cltlllaas.
Last night ti.e Mexican officials were
agerly explaining n everybody llial would
ANOTHER DISTINCT NEWS "BEAT.1
I lo pu bill utii 111 in tin- .Morning
in o t'srruiixa's dimiuml fur tin
from Mexii orea ted in-uH-ndou
ri-ixutiilxsMl everywhere s tlu- greatest
rind exeluslvely In tin- Morning Tiniia.
paper In Texas Arluma or New Mexico. It visa made possllib- by the
enterprise of tlie Inu-riiHlloiuil News (service Ihe news report of which
great organization han been made available Ui Times readers since the
In. opt I..11 of the present grave crisis
The people of the Him ill west have
the Morning Times fur tlie nuli.-.t
Mexlou and therefore the "beat" scored by this paper yeslerilay though
Important was leas of a surprise than otherwise would have lieen the
case. NovertlielosH numerous and hearty congratulations were received
yostrday both from II I'ssaiana and from clllzem ol oulslile communities.
from men who follow the Mexican isltuatiou dosel) sml Who lire uualtfle;l
to Judge of tin- Importance and the accuracy of the news.
Ever slnoe Villa raided Columbus tlie Morning Times has followed
every move of tlie troops of tlie sfbverument ut Waslxliufton and of tlie
Mexican official Willi Ihul pulnstaklng uccurticy hIiI.1i haw won for this
pasrr first place among Ihe uewspaliers of tile aioulbwest. V substantial
Increase hi the rlrvulajlon ii-i huts been one of the rewards of -this policy.
Another lias been renewed expression ol confidence from iii.imv mem-
bers of Ihe vast srmy of Times readers. In II l'uso and i'ctss lu New
Mexho snd Arlson
Ttie demand from Carranza thai tlie American whhilrn from Mex-
ico was forecasted In tlie .Morning limen on last Saturday uu article
will li predicted that tin1 demaiid on the I oh.. I .states vtould lie fortli-
eomlng within a very few days. Uu lite same da tlie 1 Inn carried the
exclusive auiioiinccmeiil of the arrival of tile Aiuerlcaii nun aviuliars 111
On WcdiicMla) Hi- Morning Times carried exclusively the new- of Uie
battle fought West of Jlmlnez which fight there is now every reason lo
believe resulted directly In Uie unfortunate affair at Parral.
A no tiler luiHrtaiit news story twrrted exclusively In the Southwest by
Uie Morning Times was former I'realdcui Itonseielt's recent uiiiinunee-
utcnt of Uie terms UMn which he would consent to make tlie race for Uie
presidency this fall. Kcgm-il leas of whether or not we admire the Colostol
or oppose him his utterances are news and news Is what tlie Mdruiiig
Times endeavors lo serve Its reader and to serve them with it whins It
THE MORNING TIMES
FIRST NOW FIRST ALWAYS.
listen that It was the civilian population
or Parral that ntlackeci the Mnorti-an troops
and that the soldiers tried to restore order
huí were unable lo u. telle the gituatlon.
This Tarcely gibes with the well known
rart that tw-o months ago every civilian In
the city was disarmed and a public procla-
mation posted on every wall announcing
that death would ñw Ihe penally ror any
civilian roiiim wltlt a pistol rifle or shot
gun In his possession
Mayor la t'nlher itt Oeneral Herrers.
Equally It mn
the mayor of Pai
of Importance 01
de facto governi
l.uz Herrera the
it not lie mn. men thai
ral. the first Mexicsn city
ensllily submissive to the
ni te rise ng-alnst the
expedition Is Jose de la
Miner of Gen. Luis Her
rera the man who vowed at chihuahua
ruler the Columbus massacre that he
would never remain passive while American
soldiers were nn Mexican soil.
Carranelstao Knnagrd In Troya Battle.
I.lttle by little last night additional de-
tails of the I'srral tragedy were coming In.
The latest report received tended to throw
a little light on why Uie American troopers
entered the city with so much confidence.
It Is that lu tiie battle at Troya Monday
afternoon the Americans thought that they
were engaging villa handlta when they
were in reality righting Carranxa troops.
This rorce. badly shot up. Is said to have
made Its way to Parral and spread the
Uuiws of the attack so that two days later
when the Amerlcsns entered the city the
entire population military and civil waa
prepared to annihilate them.
New Cause for Anxiety.
Tension over what was to be the result
nf General Carranza's demand that the
I nlted states withdraw the punitive ezpe-
dltlnn rrnm Mevico has gnen way to anxiety
over the tltlutmn developed by the unwar-
ranted attack 011 the American cavalry al
Parrsi. The incident lia. demonstrated be-
yond a question tluu the carranza boast that
lie ran control his own people la a hollow
one. Prom all sides comes mnlnoua re
ports or Mexican military activities which
may nr may not have the sanrllon or the
sage or Oiieretaro. hut which continue
Vllllstas Behind American Line.
Already It Is known that s hand nf VII
Usías or Independent handlis are between
the American advance and He- liase at San
Antonio. Last Saturday night lien Amer
lean revelry was outside Parral a hand
of i men attacked the Carranza garrison
of 1 at rilar de Conch.. killed six ot
llieiri. wounded two others and sent the rest
riving to Parral where lliej arrived late
Carran'a Garrison Bunted.
a band of outlaws routed the
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I mo - yraterilsy of tin full lext of
withdrawal of liic American troops
m - ii - .iii 1..11 lu Kl Pn. Tills "story"
news "beat" of Uie year waa ear
and appeared In no oilier morning
in Mexlesui affairs.
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