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JEL PASO, TEXAS,
Fair tonlgrht and Tuesday;
Marck 25, 1912 12 Pages
Eastern Road Managers Say
19 Per Cent Raise Would
ENGINEERS TO HAVE
SOMETHING TO SAY
New York. N. T, March 25. Fifty
rail roads, comprising practically all the
lines east of Chicago and north of the
Norfolk & Western, to day refused to
grant an Increase In wages demanded
by their locomotive engineers. The en
gineers demand, presented on January
22, was for an increase amounting to
about 19 percent a year. The rail
roads' refusal is based on the asser
tion that they are financially unable
to bear the increased expense.
The railroads in their reply pointed
out that the proposed increase will
amount to $7,553,792 annually, which
would be equivalent to placing on their
property a lien of S188.844.818 of 4 per
cent securities which wouid have pref
erence over first mortgage bonds, "and
to just that extent would lessen the
ability of the roads to make the im
provements necessary to increase the
efficiency of their service and to in
sure greater safety to the public and
The reply was presented at a Joint
meeting of committees representing the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and 12 presidents and general mana
gers from the railroads.
The railroads point out that the wage
advance to engineers and other" em
ployes since 1S10 was made in ex
pectation of "a much needed" advance
in freight rate which the interstate
commerce commission declined to al
low. Is No Precedent.
Since that period, they say, enforced
reductions of rates have been more or
less continuous and other rate reduc
tions are pending. The railroads de
clare that the fixing of a standard
wage for the conductors and trainmen
was the result of a crisis developed in
connection with their demands and
should not be taken as a precedent.
Figures are presented to show that
while tne gross earnings of the roads
concerned increased 118,559,659 in 1911.
the re was a decrease In net earnings of
$27,650,200: and while 8,197 less men
were employed the total wagea in
The reply is signed by conference
. r.mmittee managers, J. C. Stuart,
irand chief Stone, when told just
before the meeting of the railroad men
that the demands of the engineers had
been refused and asked what the en
gineers would do, said he had nopre
dictions to make.
Something to Say.
When Mr. Stone came from the con
ference room he said he and the other
representatives of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers would hold a
meeting later, after which they might
have something to say.
"Was am- compromise suggested?"
he was asked.
"Xonf." he said.
"We have not made known our atti- .
i 1 -. , .....X 1, .n. Jm
luue on ini" rfius&i auu wui hui uv
so until w have had time enough to
discuss U among ourselves. After we
have gene over the matter another
-oint meetlne with the railroad repre
sentatives w'll be held."
"It looks like war," Mr. Stone later
was quoted as saying, "and the indica
tions are that we will have to take
. strike vote and make preparations to
enforce our demands unless the rail
roads adopt a more reasonable atti
tude." MAY FORFEIT THIS
Austin, Texas. March 26. Con
troler Lane today announced that he
had appointed C. W. Croom, a notary
nf El Paso, to mice depositions on a
complaint filed with the controler
against Ramon Lara, a saloon keeper
at San Jose. El Paso county.
Lara is churged with selling liquor
Phould the charges be sustained.
tl'e contro'er will forfeit the liquor
license of Lara.
& CREEK GOVERNOR KILLED -
. IN 8AMO ISLAND S8-
Constantinople, Turkey. March
& 25. Andre Kepassis Effendi.
prince-governor of -the island of &
& Samoa, was assassinated Sunday
-$ bv a Greek who fired several &
shots at him. The assassin was
The crime was due to a polit- 5 !
& ical crusade against the prince- !
8 gUVCIIil'I awisfc uwui Lite CU- --
mity of the Hellenic party In
-4 the island had been directed since ,
nis appointment as ruler by Tur- $
key in 1907.
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Three Men Murdered and A
x Bank Is Looted As a Re
' suit of Day's "Work.
PART OF SERIES
OF DARING CRIMES
Paris, France, March 25. The auto
mobile bandits who in February terror
ized many districts of France by car
rying out an extraordinary series of
crimes, have perpetrated during the last
few days other daring crimes, wmen
reached their climax this morning in
a murder on the public highway be-
tween Villeneuv-8t. George and Paris. ,
a gang or iour nanans, wiw uwuiuou j
an automobile, ordered the chauffeur of
a private motor car to stop, wnen me
chauffeur refused, the highwaymen shot
him dead and wounded the occupant of
After throwing the body of the chauf
feur into a ditch, the bandits entered
the automobile and drove toward Paris.
Brigands bearing all the appearances
of being the authors of this morning's
holdup arrived in antomobtle at Chan
tilly, the racing center. Four of the
men, armed with revolvers, entered
branch of a Paris bank, where they shot
the cashier and another employe dead,
dangerously, wounded a third man, and
escaped with $8000 In notes.
A fifth bandit in the meantime kept
guard at the door -of the bank with a
loaded carbine while a sixth sat ready
at the steering wheel of the motor car,
waiting to stajt immediately after the
robbery had been accomplished. The
murderers dashed out and started at
full speed toward Paris.
An alarm was raised but pursuit was
prevented by the bandits with revolver
shots. They abandoned the automobile,
which later was discovered at Asnieres,
The automobile probably had been
WAS SEGAL KEPT IN
DEBT? THE QUESTION
Judge 32 Sugar Refining
Case Says No Proof
Kew ork. N. Y.. March 25. De
claring that his clients weie victims
of a "colossal misunderstanding." De
lancey Nicoll, counsel for the defend
ants in the government's suit against
Washington B. Thompson, and others,
of the American Sugar refining com
panv, today asked Judge Hand in the
federal court to instruct the jury to
return a verdict or not guilty.
let oi not guar. r
assarted that the bw f
nonoUstic counts in the Indictments
are unfounded as the Pennsylvania
Sugar refining company was not at
the time of the Segal loan, nor af
terwards, in the position of a com
petitor of the American company."
Mr. Nicoll declared that Segal was
in desperate straights at the time of
the loan and at no time was he able
to operate the Pennsylvania plant at
a sufficient profit to allow him to pay
back the loan.
The indictment states that Segal
was kept in debt as part of the con
spiracv so the defendants could get
control of his refinery." said Mr. Nicoll.
"Now I ask the court if there is any
evidence to show that Segal was kept
"I confess I see none," said judge
J. 0. MILLER IS
Policeman Charged That Sa
loonkeeper Sold Him
Whisky On Sunday.
Charged with vagrancy in selling
liquor on Sunday, J. O. Miller was
arrested Sunday afternoon by police
man Hawkins and furnished bond for
his appearance Monday morning.
It is charged that the policeman
purchased a bottle of whisky at the
Hnb bar on South El Paso street,
which is conducted by Miller, who is
known as "By Jo."
Miller was convicted in police court
about three njeeks age o&a similar
charge and fined $200. He gave notice
of an appeal. In addition to this he is
under indictment in the district court
on a charge of exhibiting a gambling
device in his saloon, having been
arrested on this charge almost a year
John M'Carthy.who conducts a saloon
on Alemeda avenue in East El Paso,
was arrested Monday morning on .a
similar charge. It being charged that
two policemen bought two. bottles oi
whiskv there Sunday. He also fur
nished bond for his appearance
FATE OF COIL
STRIKE IS IN
Whether Anthracite Strike
Will Be Ordered Depends
On Tuesday's Meeting.
SOME HOPE FOR
Cleveland, O.. March 25. Both the
policy committee and the executivo
board of the United Mine Workers of
America here today decided to take ab
solutely no action in thf present coal
situation pending the outcome of the
conference of the operators ana miners
q the bituminous fields, which will ba
The crisis in the situation, determin
ing whether more than 450.000 miners
in the bituminous and anthracite fields
shall strike on April 1 or suspend until
new wage agreements cen be effected,
is expected this week.
'Members of the executive board and
policy committee. United Mine Workers,
are preparing to draw recommendations
for a referendum vote by the union.
They will not act. however, until the
bituminous operators and miners of
western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
and Illinois at their session Tuesday
have decided whether they can agree on
a two year wage scale.
John P. White, president of the union,
and the district presidents. Sunday con
sidered a proposal that the bituminous
miners drop all demands except that
for an increase in pay and that they
ask for S percent instead of 10.
The compromise was not definitely
agreed upon but It was considered a
possibility in view of the emphatic
stand taken by the operators that they
were not inclined to yield. It was pro
posed that the single suggestion for a
5 percent increase be considered by
both sides before it was taken into
conference. Even if this plan were
agreed upon, it was declared, it still
would have to be adopted by the policy
and then supported by a referendum
The union officials are in doubt
whether such a compromise would be
approved at the referendum vote, since
the full convention at Indianapolis sev
eral months ago expressly stood not
only for a 10 percent Increase but for
many changes in conditions such as a
l eduction of eight hours a week in the
working time. A 5 percent Increase,
they say, 'would give them less than
one-fourth of what they asked for.
Union officials say an adjustment of
the bituminous dispute would have
much influence in securing for the 175,
000 anthracite miners a settlement of
Hew York, Uuch S.
operators here today waited with much
Interest the result of the deliberations
in Cleveland of the policy committee of
the United Mine Workers of America
representing both the anthracite and
bituminous mine workers.
While the operators are giving out no
information, it was learned that influ
ences were at work to force them and
their employes to come to some agree
ment. The operators have heard un
officially that the hard coal miners
would he satisfied to waive most of
their demands if they could gain an in
crease in wagea But to raise wages,
the operators say, will make it neces
sary to increase the price of coal, which
they expressed themselves as being un
willing to do.
President John P. White informed
the union district presidents. who
came from bituminous as well as an
thracite sections, that the situation
was critical so far as the miners were
concerned,, but he hoped some means
of averting a strike or even prolonged
suspension after April 1 would be de
vised. Regarding the 175.000 anthracite
miners, Mr. White said the situation
clarly was that ro settlement was in
sight, but the adjournment of the
bituminous coal conference- until to
morrow leaves hope "that the 35.000
bituminous miners may reach an
agreement. If they do not, the union
officials pointed out the recconimenda
tlons concerning both the anthracite
and the butiminous miners will be
alike that is, the policy committee
will inform the union that as no wage
agreements have been effected, a sus
pension of business is Inevitable and
the question whether the men shall
strike will be put to a referendum
It was understood the board con
sidered a proposal that the bituminous
miners drop all their demands except
that for more pay and that they ask
for a five percent increase instead
of ten. Such a compromise already
had been considered by the district
presidents of the four states directly
interested without result.
It was said the compromise might
be suggested at tomorrow's conference
as coming from the operators.
Trying for Peace.
London, Kngland, tMarch 25. Th
conferences of permier Asquith and
members of the British cabinet with the
mine owners and miners respectively
lasted throughout the day, but if any
progress toward the solution of the
deadlock was made, it was not suf
ficient to justify the resumption of the
round table negotiations between the
owners and mlnera
The discussion of the minimum wage
bill in the house of commons for miners
has again been postponed until tomor
row, as negotiations are still proceed
ing between the mine owners and the
miners under the guidance of the pre
mier and the members of the cabinet.
Hold Hope for Settlement.
A hopeful feeling prevails that the
conference between owners and miners
will prove successful and end the
strike, which is affecting millions of
the people of the United kingdom. Sev
eral miners' leaders, addressing meet
ings Sunday, spoke more encouragingly
than for a long time.
At Cateshead, Joseph English, presi
dent of the Northumberland miners,
said he believed some understanding
would be arrived at between the gov
ernment and owners regarding the
The South Wales owners and mlnera
are still skeptical. They believe nothiig
will come of the conference.
In North Wales 300 men, mostly
members of unions, have returned iO
work In the collieries at Chirk.
The feature of the week end has been
the wild cry of protest against the ar
rest of Tom Mann, the labor leader who
is charged wit having incited the
king's forces "to commit traitorous and
mutinous practices." by articles pub
lished in a Salford paper called the
Syndicalist. , ., ,.,
At Glasgow. Liverpool. HuddersfiMd
and elsewhere, big demonstrations h.ive
been held in protest, and fiery speech
es have been made denouncing the gov
ernment for invoking an obsolete lith
century law to suppress swndlcatlsts
Scotch Miners Ueiame Work.
Glasgow. Scotland. March 25. A gen
Continued on Page Three.)
FEDERALS SURROUNDED BY
Recall Provision May Not
Be Voted On Until No
Phoeiiix, Ariz., March 25. The sen
ate today met at 10 o'clock and the
house at 1:30. Some of the bills pre
viously 'introduced were given a sec
ond reading and a number of new
bills were put in the hopper.
Several hours yesterday were devot
ed by the committees on' county af
fairs of the house to the consideration
of the division of Cocorfino county.
Residents of the eastern part of that
county want a division, which is op
posed by Flagstaff and the western
part of the county. No deflnate con
clusion had been reached yet in the
fight which it is probable will lead
also to the request , for a division of
Coconino coutaty, making Tombstone
the county seat of one section and
Blsbee of the other division..
In addition, the residents of Wlnk
leman want their part of Gila county
cut off and annexed to Pinal county
on account of Inconvenience in set
ting to Globe, the county seat of Gila
county. "The request has been pre
sented to the supervisors of Pinal
county and probably will enter into
There is strong opposition in the
senate to the proposed county divis
ions. A sweeping juvenile court bill
will be Introduced in the legislature
this week to be modeled after the
Colorado law, the bill backing the T.
M. C. A. and religious bodies.
Arizona will be making a strong bid
for the honors now held by Nevada if
the legislature passes the bill by Hen
ry S. Lovin, of Mohave county, reducing
to six months the period one has to
live in Arizona before securing a di
vorce. The wealth which Reno has reaped
from the divorce colony that lives
perennially at its hotels and apartment
houses, has lontr been a source of ag
gravation to many Arizona statesmen,
the other county seat towns.
Wtlh this one exception In. the mat
ter of residence, the divorce laws of
Arizona are quite as liberal as those
of ony state In the union. And the
practice is just as liberal as the laws.
The period of residence required by
the present statute is one year, but
otherwise the unhappily married have
no reason to complain. There is a long
list of causes for divorce recognized by
the statute, and under federal Juris
diction it is a matter of record that
only two divorces have been refused
in this Judicial district within the past
several years. And the number of ap
plications is quite large, at that.
The Lovin bill was referred to
committee; and while It is knows
there is some opposition to a measure
so radical, there is reason to believe it
will receive the support necessary to
secure its passage. c
To Tax Phone Companies.
Senator Hughes, of Pima county, has
come to the front with a bill providing
for the taxation of telephone, telegraph
and express companies of an amount
equal to five per cent of their gross
earnings. Under the present law these
companies pay one percent and the rev
enue from this source last year amount
ed to 36000. An annual revenue of
330,000 is expected to result from the
Hughes and referred to committee is a
Another measure introduced by
Hughes and referred to committe is a
bill prohibiting blacklisting. This bill
is supported by the labor element, is
sanctioned by constitutional enact
ment, and, it may be said, is certain to
The antl-lobbylng bill, recommended
in the governor's message, was intro
duced by Homer Wood, of Yavapai
county. The bill is about as stringent
as it could be made. It prohibits lob
bying either on the floor of the two
houses or in the capitoi building, and it
provides severe penalties for violation
of the law. It is designed that all
persons desiring to work for or-against
any proposed legislation shall first
register their names and the names of
the interests in whose behalf they ap
pear and then make their arguments
to the committee having charge of the
The report of the rules committee of
the house including a drastic anti-Iob-bying
measure, which is said to have
the strong support of governor Hunt,
will be ready for consideration today.
Judiciary Kecall Measure.
House bill No. 1, introduced by H. R.
Wood, of Yavapai county, while lnno
cent enough on its face, has provoked
a storm of opposition, not only from
the Republicans, but from a good
many Democrats as well. The bill pro
vides for the submission of the Judi
ciary recall proposition, and while
everybody knew such a bill would be
Introduced and is certain to carry in
some form when put up to the people,
there is one clause in this measure that
has been given a decidedly cold recep
tion. This Is the clause providing the
date of the ratification election, which
is July 3.
Everybody Is willing to have the
amendment submitted; but a good
many are inquiring what Is the use for
so much haste. The election. If held
specially for this purpose, will cost
325,000; and the truth Is, Arizona can
ill afford to spend that sum when such
expenditures can be easily avoided.
Republicans and Democrats alike are
clamoring for an amendment to the
bill providing for the election at the
time of the regular election in Novem
ber. The Breen bill, offered as a substi
tute, is not essentially different from
the Wood bill, except in one particular.
It provides that. In order to make a re
call of election effective, at least 40
percent of the voters mast register
their will on one side or the other The
Wood bill has no provision respecting
There is really no chance that the
Breen bill will pass. There Is a -much
stronger probability that the Wood WU
will carry, though it may be amend
ed to change the date of the election.
A bill curing the defects in the
original Judiciary recall bill was intro
duced In the house Saturdav afternoon
by representative A. R. L noli. The bill
Continued on page 3.)
Are Jostled Off Sidewalks,
Spat Upon and Mistreated
in State of Sinaloa.
MAN IS KILLED
Douglas, Ariz., March 26. Left un
armed, without monoy or food and more
than 60 kilometers from the nearest
settlement in which Americans could
be found, forced to. beg food from na
tives as they made their way to Culla
can, the score held by Mr. and Mrs. D.
L. Bagby and their little daughter
against Mexico is a heavy one. They
are now in Douglas.
"We were living In a small mining
camp 20 kilometers east of Bailehuate,
Sinaloa, and about 76 miles south of
Cullacan." says Mr. Bagby. "Word was
received from the American consul at
Cullacan that he could afford us no pro
tection and we had better get out of
the country. Cass Stevens, another
Americarf miner, my wife and child and
I made up the party that started on the
ride to Culiaean. the capital ofSlnaloa.
Robbed by Rebels
"We had gone about two hours ride
from the camp and were about 62
kilometers south of Cullacan when wo
ran into a band of rebels under com
mand of Antonio Franca, about 600
strong. They robbed us of everything
cicept our clothing. We lost two horses,
two mules, two saddles, four guns, all
our ammunition and 3700 in money. I
asked Franca if he would give me re
ceipt for the stuff he had taken so X
could put in a claim to the government
for :t. He laughed and said that the
rebels didn't do business that way with
grlngoes any more.
"There was nothing to do but to get
to Cullacan as quickly as possible. It
took us three days and nights to get in.
Had we not been able to get food from
the natives we should have starged to
death, but we 'borrowed some along
"When w got into OMBshan wo called
on the governor to report Our loos. We
were received civilly enough but he told
us we had better get out of Cullacan as
quickly as possible, as the anti-American
feeling was running high. We did
not take this very seriously until Jack
Kelton, Cass Stevens and I started to
go to the Rosales hotel, conducted by
Henry Cohen, an American. We bad
only been on the street for a few min
utes when a Mexican threw a rock at
Kelton ad hit him on the leg. Kelton
started to go after him, but about 15
Mexicans came out of the shadows and
we were Jostled, pushed about and
cursed until we got back indoors as
quickly as possible, fearing violence.
"Things are in terrible shape in? Cu
llacan. Any American appearing on the
street, even in, daylight, is hustled off
the sidewalk, cursed and abused. Nei
ther American 4ife nor property is safe
there. After the incident I speak of,
we were not long in deciding to come
to the states.
"Wanted American's Arms.
"There are only about a doaen Amer
icans left in the vicinity of Culiaean
now. These are at Shipley ranch, and
are prepared to fight before they are
"Shipley received a note a few days
before I left, from Antonio Franca, or
dering him to surrender his guns and
ammunition to the rebels. The Amer
ican sent back word that the only way
Franca would get the flerarms would
be to come and take them. He then
gathered a store of food in the house
and fortified it. Up to the time I left
Franca had not accepted the invita
tion. Woman's Htmband Killed.
"All along the roaa to the border I
heard tales of violence done Americans.
At Hermosillo a woman and seven chil
dren got oir the train bound for Blsbee.
They were in awful shape, all the chil
dren bareheaded and barefooted. Al
though I did not learn her name, she
told me her husband had been shot by
bandits. She and her children had
walked into Hermosillo and a subscrip
tion was raised there fo send them to
FLOODS RAGING AT
MANY RIVER POINTS
Mississippi and Tributaries
St Louis.- Mo.. March 35. Further
floods on the Mississippi river were
imminent this morning because of the
rising temperature which followed yes
terday's heavy fall of snow in this
state, Kansas and Illinois.
Th. ric.r risinsr slowlv here
' and stages were advancing rapidly at
points above st- jlouib, wmic i
rlvers are bank full everywhere. The
Illinois river Is at flood stage for most
of its length and serious overflows
The Missouri is rising rapidly at Ful
ton, Mo., and there is anxiety over the
stage as far as Omaha. It is feared
that the whole of New Madrid county
may be overflowed within a day or
Ohio at Flood Stage.
Cincinnati. Ohio, March M. The
Ohio river reached the flood stage hero
today and continues rising. "Si3
morning the stage was 50.S feet. Tht
weather observer predicts the crest
will reach here tomorrow morning
bringing the river to 54 or 55 feet.
Much damage already has been
caused by the high water. In the
east and west cellars and houses have
been flooded and along Mill creek
hundreds of gardens are under water,
lee Banks Meaee.
Keokuk, Iowa. March 25. Ice banks,
in some places 30 feet high In the 458
Moines river as far north as Gregory.
Mo , were reported here today. The
Chicago. Burlington & Quincy tracks
were covered with Ice and water in
depths from 18 inches to three feet at
different points, according to some
No trains were operated last night or
early today, and officials of the road
expected the line- entering Keokuk
vnilM he rtllf nf cnmrnlMlnn frk tWO
UNLESS FEDERALS ARE SOON REINFORCED, DE
FEAT APPEARS CERTAIN
Rebels Surround The Federals With a Flank Movement
And The Trapped Soldiers Are Fighting With
out Food And Water, Tired Out Federals
Burn Brush And Rebel Wounded Rebels
Destroy Train Wtih Dynamite.
. (bt fhil Mclaughlin)
Jimenez. ChlhHahaa, X, Marea 25 The federals, 3000 strong, under
command of Gens. Gonaalex Salas aad Blaaquet, are sII surrounded by
rebels at Cerralltos and trying to xht their way out, bat have not saeeeeded.
Their only hope from Inevitable surrender is the arrival of Gen. Tracy
AHbert, who, with 56 cavalry, was reported to be at Cerro Gordo last night,
ivhere- he had eorae from Mapiml, DBrango. Cerxe Gordo Is situated M miles
southwest of Cerralltos and the road leads through long, narrow trails and
almost lnaeeessible places.
The fighting is dashing and desperate and great bravery and daring are
i..t- dhmLTrd bv both-sides. Most of the time the federals are fighting
standing up and seem to be under perfect control of their officers.
REBELS HAVE BBST POSITION.
The rebels are In the best positions and command the Mil en the east
and vrest, pearlng a constant fire from artillery down en the federals.
Machine gaas are working into the federala ranks from the north, with
the rebels In the rear also keeping Bp a constant re. It leetes lake Inevita
ble surrender unless Aubert arrives vrlthln three hours, as tie federal dead
are piling up enormously.
The rebels, through their position, are suffering hut little. Food, water
and ammunition are running low with the federals.
Heary artillery for the rebels arrived at Jimenez this morning, hut will
not yet be sent soHth. Five hundred fresh soldiers from here were sent to
Corralltos Jaat night to relieve the men fighting in the front ranks.
Ing. de la Fuente Is here from Chihuahua and la planning the southern
campaign, irhleh he will begin within a few days, so certain are the rebels
of victory today.
DARKXBSS AIDS REBELS.
Under eover of night, the Liberals succeeded In maneuvering Into four
columns, on the north, south, east and west of the federals, and when day
light broke this morning, the hemmed-In federals were panlestrleken, but
mere than willing to fight their way out of a precarious pestilen.
The heavy artillery of the federals was planted to the north and south
and belehed forth shot after shot in efferts to break up the soHd fermatlena
of the enemy to their rear and thus to make a hasty retrtat south to watt
for reteforcemente aaid to he eemlnguadar eemmand of Gen. XeBes.
BHt the heavy cannonading had little effect on the rebel, Who held
their line lying on their stemaehs. From both east and west, machine gana
sputtered against the rebels, who planted theirs and eerameaeed returning
It with Interest.
SALAZAJt COXIDBST OF VICTORY.
(By Associated Press).
Jimenez, Chi.. Hex, Mareh 25. C emmanding cavalry estimated at from
three to five hundred, Gen. Traey Aubert Is advancing from Cure Gerde
southwest of the scene ef fighting.
Gen. Salazar dees set believe he wl 11 be able to render assistance te the
surreanded federals who at 11 odock vrere yet being subjected to heavy
fire by Campa' men in the valley be lew CerraHtes. Gen. Blaaquet and
Gen. Salas command the federals.
FEDERALS ARE TIRED.
Facing a circle' of fighting rebels, the. tired federals began early thl
morning the contest below CerraHtes .
During the night the rebels th rew out flanking columns and con
trived te get a force ef men across the mouth ef the valley, practically
J surrounding the government men. --
From, the hills In front el tne
rebels fired, the federals steadily re
Gens. Salazar and Campa believe
enemy is Inevitable.
Beth sides are becoming weary
are believed te be suffering for the
night, another tralnload ef troeps was
Federals Are Trapped.
Thexebel, trapped the federals Sun-
day morning, wnen taey seni a iras.
command Into the rear of the federal
column and. destroyed all bridges and
telegraphic - communication behind
the federals. About the same time,
the rebels sent an engine leaded with
dynamite crashing into the federal
armored train and destroyed It, kill-
ing 8 federal soldiers, according to j
itir. claim ef Gea. Emiile F. Campa,
who is In eeramand ef the rebels.
This followed fighting which had
been almost eentlnHeus since Friday
afternoon, la which the rebels had fal-
len back te CerraHtes te better fertl-
fy themselves against the advancing
The rebels fell baek Saturday night
under cover ef darkness, after the fed-
erals had set fire to the underbrush en
the battlefield and had burned the
dead and wounded of the rebel army.
The federals fellewed on three trains
early Sunday moraine, and detrained
between the stations ef Asuasele and
Rellane.. The federals were trans-
ported in three trains, moving their
three armored cars ahead. The reb-
els had fortified themselves at Cer-
ralitos during te nlg-st ana were In
n position te see the apreaehlng fed'
erals, CerraHtes being on an emlneaee
that overlooks the whole country.
Federal Cars Dynamited.
When the federals began detrain
ing, the rebels immediately neat a
large bedy te the southeast te flank
the approaching army. A ieeemotive
that had been used te draw the rebel
troop trains was" hastily detached, the
coweateher was leaded with 4 eases
ef dynamite and, under a full head ef
steam, the engine was seat down the
grade in the direction ef the federal
troop trains. The federals were un
able te get their trains eat ef the way
and the lecemetive struck the ar
mored ears. It completely teleseeped
the first, and as it did so, both the
.Three American residents ef Far
Pase. refugees from the fighting sen
ftley and T. E. MaeKenaie, all memhe
The party left Parral en a federal
Jimenez. They left 'Jimenez Sunday
progress at Cerralltos, and came thro
the elty ef Chihuahua.
They report that the passenger t
four coaches filled with federal prls
there Is no question but that the reb
siaes as wen as xrera tne rear we
taming It, however.
a surrender ef the entire let ef the
a-ad the soldier In the center of fire
lack of water and feed. Darlnc the
brought from Jimenez te relnferee
?" " ,,tfr
Gen. Campa. ef the. rebel army, who
was viewing the wreek with field
classes, reports that at least 06 were
killed. , N
RBBBLS TAKE PRISONERS.
Meantime, the rebels were pouring
a fire Into the federals, using three
cannon, a mertar, two machine guns
and their rifles. The federals tan
engaged, did net detect the flank
meveraeBt ef the rebels, sad wer Aitn
! pletely surreaaded In a short time.
The fighting continued fer eight
; hours and the rebels claim that lOO
federals were killed. The rebels also
lest a number ef men, hut the exaet
number Is not known,
I Gea. Gonzales Salas was In command
I ' federals. Among the federal
dead was a lieutenant colonel ef the
2eth battalion ef the regular army,
The rebels during the day and even.
i ing brought baek a number of their
; wa wounded and numerous federal
J Prisoner, whom they sent nerth to
i Beth sides fought hard for eight
hours Sunday, but the federals were
driven baek front CerraHtes and two
' ef their machine guns were captured,
according te the reports ef the rebel
The rebels operated twe eaaneu and
a mertar ana tae federals operated
two field pieces in the engagement.
loss won- BE SERIOrs.
The force of federals engaged with
Campa and Salasar helew Jimenez con
stitutes about half the ealre federal
. regular loree aval I cole for field opera
; tiens in the north. The remainder of
! the regular army Is engaged In the
, south and In garrison duty, and cannot
be spared for aggressive operations In
the field at a distance from th na
tional capital. The feree under Salas
and Telles was seat up from the
south for the purpose of holding
Orezoee's forces la check- and they
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I arrived Moadav ml.. . ,.
e. They are F. C. Weedhsry. H. H.
rs of the American eeleay at Parral
tree train, getting only as far ..'
morning while th Nth.. .
ugh en the regular pasenger train te
rain arrlvtBg at Chlfewkwi earried
rs and rebel rmoji ., ..
els have the beat ef the Ughtlag BO
or three days at least.