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DURBOROUGH, ON GREAT MEXICAN BATTLE-
FIELD, TELLS OF TERRIBLE CONDITIONS
Photographed by Staff Photographer Durborough.
Refugees Crossing the. Rio Grarfde River From Mexico to Presidio, Tex. ,
mostly at long range "until the lastf
day of the siege, when, during the'
early mornine. the rebels made a
complete change of position of their
BY W. H. DURBOROUGH
Ojinaga, Mex., Jan. 16. Strewn
with the dead and wounded of the
seven days' battle that has been rag
ing at Ojinaga, the battlefield pre
sented a grewsome appearance to
day when 'I made a trip under escort
to the federal outposts about five
miles' out of town.
After the fierce attack the rebels
made on Ojinaga New Year's eve, in
which they advanced almost to the
federal trenches and were repulsed
with heavy losses, the fighting was
troops and artillery.
Rebel" Generals Ortega and Natera
left the river bottom, to the east of'
the town, and allowed no press men'
to accompany them on, their newj
I crossed the river early and. camp
ed in the federal trenches.
A high wind wjis blowing and the
"dust, which is several inches deej1