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lieved en route to Juarez today in
custody of Carranzista soldiers.
The Americans, who were en route
to their mining camp in Western
Chihuahua, were taken from the
train about 50 miles from Chihua
hua City, stripped andhat down, ac
cording to meager story o?"Thos. M.
Holmes of El'Paso, believed to be the
Holmes hid in the lavatory of the
train when bandits, said to have
numbered from 250 to 300, stopped
The men were employes of Cusi
huriachic Mining Co., in which Pot
ter and Honore Palmer interests in
Chicago own considerable stock.
They were traveling under protec
tion of Carranzista government in a.
territory nuea with carranzista
Holmes reached Chihuahua City
Monday night, stating the bandits at
tacked the train early Monday morn
ing. He said the victims were: C. R.
Watson, Chicago, manager of mine;
W. J. Wallace, Chicago and El Paso;
Alexander H. Hall, Douglas, Ariz.; H.
C. Haase, Miami, Ariz. ; W, D. Pierce,
Los Angeles; C. A. Pringle, San
Francisco; Chas. Wadleigh, Bisbee,
Ariz.; Maurice Anderson, J. P. Mc
Coy, T. M. Evans, R. T. McHatton,
G. W. Newman, E. L. Robinson, M B.
Romero, R. H Simmons, J. W. Woon,
El Paso; J. Adams, Avery A. Couch.
Reports from other sources indi
cated only 12 had been killed. Names
listed in foregoing were those of all
members of American mining party
other than. Holmes.
In a statement issued today from
Honore and Potter Palmer, Oowners
of the Cusihuiriochic Mining Co.,
eighteen employes of which were
massacred by Mexican bandits, ef
forts that the Palmers made to get
their men out of the danger zone
"The men said they were having a
good time and there was no danger,"
the statement declared.
CHAMPAGNE BATTLE SUNDAY
COST 25,000 GERMANS
Paris. Germans lost more than
25,00,0 men in Sunday onslaughts
against French lines in Champagne,
according to Chalons dispatches to
day describing battle as bloodiest on
western front since allied offensive J)
Great numbers of wounded Ger
man prisoners have reached Chalons.
They confirm report that Gen. Von
Eimen planned to break through the
French line and bend back whole
front from Rheims to Verdun.
Rome. Early fall of Cettinje, Mon
tenegrin capital, forecasted in dis
patches received here today confirm
ing news that Austrians have occu
pied Mount Lowcen, "Gibraltar of the
Adriatic," dominating roads to Cet- "
tilnje and less than 7 miles away.
Military evacuation of King Nich
olas capital began on Sunday. This
news preceded message from Berne,
Switzerland, reporting fall of Mount
Arsenal at Cettinje has been dis
mantled and everything of military
value removed. Preparations were
being made Sunday to transfer cap
ital, but new seat of government has
not been selected. On all fronts the
Austrians are striking hard blows at
valiant little Montenegrin army,
which is handicapped both by lack
of equipment and by need of food
Mount Lowcen fell after 5 days of
terrific and uninterrupted bombard
ment from Austrian squadron in Cat
taro harbor. Harbor forts and lighter
Austrian artillery brought up to Jf
Rome. Unconfirmed advices from
Swiss sources reported German
crown prince has been recalled to
Berlin, probably to assume regency
on account of kaiser's illness.
Barcelona. British steamer Tafun
eluded German submarine that pur
sued her several miles in Mediterra
nean and arrived here todav.