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HUERTA ARRESTED VIOLATES
Fort Bliss, Tex., June 28. Gen.
Victoriano Huerta was arrested yes
terday by order of the United States
government as he was on his way
to Mexico, presumably to take part
in a new revolution. He was releas
ed on $15,000 bond after spending 12
hours as a prisoner at Fort Bliss. Gen.
Orozco, arrested with him, was re
leased on $7,500 bond.
There have been more than ten
generals who have arrived here to
join the Huerta revolution since Sat
urday and all the details for launch
ing a new revolution were complete.
Huerta got off the train at Newman,
where he was met by Gen. Orozco,
and both walked into the arms of the
United States deputies. It was the
plan of Huerta to cross the Rio
Grande at Zacagosa ford in Orozco's
automobile. The Juarez garrison was
to have mutinied and joined Huerta
when Gen. Salazar arrived from the
vicinity of Guzman with 2,000 loyal
Huerta troops. A warehouse con
taining 12 machine guns, rifles and
large quantities of ammunition
bought by Huerta agents was discov
ered in El Paso and is being guarded.
The detention of Huerta followed
nearly three months' espionage by
the government agents. The depart
ment of justice had instructed U. S.
Att'y Camp of the western district of
Texas to take into custody those men
who seemingly were engaged in vio
lation of American neutrality laws.
Squatting at a window of his im
provised prison yesterday, Gen.
Huerta watched the ceremony of un
furling the flag at the U. S. army post
and stood at attention when the col
ors that he had once refused to sa
lute were unfurled.
Washington, June 28. The justice
department plans energetic prosecu
tion of all persons concerned in new
Mexican conspiracy. Evidence against
Generals Huerta, Orozco and all oth
ers accused of complicity in planning
fresh Mexican revolt, to be directed
from this side of border, will be laid
before Texas federal grand jury at
once. Attorney general plans to in
clude Americans reported interested,
some as financial backers and others
who were to have furnished muni
tions. Officials familiar with the sit
uation say the prosecution for neu
trality violation will be on the biggest
scale in American history.
Although Huerta and Orozco are
out on bail, they will be watched
to prevent jumping of bond in at
tempt to execute original plans. Pres
ident Wilson at Cornish is being kept
in close touch with developments,
which are now in Attorney General
WASHINGTON BELLE A JUNE
Miss Clarine Hunter, popular in so
ciety at the capital, who recently was
married to Francis A. Connolly, a
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