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EL PASO, TEXAS,
May 23,1312 14 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAT.
Fair tonight and Friday; cooler
Step Taken to Protect Amer
icans and Maintain Cuban
CUBAN TROOPS MAY
SOON ATTACK REBELS
Washington. D. C May 83. As a re
Bolt of danger to American lives and
property In Cuba, the navy department
at the reqnest of the state department.
has ordered the naval transport Prairie
to embark 500 marines at Philadelphia
and proceed immediately to the United
States naval station at Guantanamo. to
join the gunboats Paducafc ind Nash
ville. Additional Marine To Go.
Two hundred additional marines were
ordered from New York to Philadelphia
to board the Prairie.
The naw department is making every
effort to have the vessel get under way
by night. It should reach Guantanamo
In four days. Mm tn re.
garding Cuba were jj.. bien I
Apparently i" B ""-"" - rr
unable to estimate the strength or the
purpose of the present insurrectionary
movement. The Cuban military author-
lties admit that the situation is serious, i
but think they can m - "
rnment Is said to be receiving offers
ofrvioTfrom various organizations
Congressmen to Intercede.
in the disaffected regions to make an
effort to conciliate the ?: ,. .
It Is reliably reported to the state
department that many PP consl d er
themovement designed to provoke in
tervention, but no explanaUon was vol
unteered at the department at the re
ceipt of this report-
Caba May Be Encouraging Negroes
It has been a matter of discussion for
some time among the diplomatic corps
here! however, tnat "" Cuban govern
ment Itself might be tempted to en
courage a rebellion in the hope of se
curin! a continuance In power by
American backing. It has been stated
that president Gomes has lost control
of his own liberal party through his
refusal to displace the Spanish element
among the offlcerholders In favor of
the socaUed "veterans." a large pro
portion of whom are negroes, who par
ticipated in the war of independence.
On the other hand, the conservative
element. Including a considerable por
tion, of his own party, are deeply dis
satisfied with the local administration
of the island and the distribution of
concessions and special privileges of
treat value. The party conventions so
far held have served to accentuate
these differences and to indicate the
possibility of chaos In the approaching
Danger to American Lives.
Since the present troubles began in
the Island. American Interests in the
i , ,, . lnnafan.mn OYM1 MJUIYISlCO
have been making representations to
the state, aejjarxmeui m. mo n-,.. ...
their lives and property and later urged
the state department to procure ade
quate protection for them. It was be
lieved that this could be better secured
by the dispatch of American warships
to the naval station at Guantanamo and
the increasing of the force of marines
It was carefully explained at the
state department that this is not to
be considered an Intervention move
ment on the part of the United States,
but merely a precautionary step In or
rr that. In case of necessity protec
tion may be accorded to the Americans.
Expects Offer of Sarrender.
Havana, Cuba. May 83. The report
current this morning that Gens. Es
tenezo and Ivonet had requested to ne
gotiate terms with the commander of
the government forces proves to have
been premature, but the government
declares that it expects an offer of sur
render from them at any moment. In
default of this an Immediate advance
will be made by the government troops
on the rebels.
The Cuban government is confident
that ts has the situation in hand and
is determined not to accept anything
less than an immediate and uncondi
The default of the immediate sub
mission of the Insurgents, a cordon of
government troops will attack the
rebels from all sides.
Negroes Start Fire.
Santiago. Cuba, May 23. A body of
TOO negroes under Gen. Estenozo, set fire
today to the cane fields on the Esper
anaza, Santa Rosa, and Cervantes
plantations, owned by Spaniards.
The rural guards remained inactive,
as they were unable to control- the
One Killed in Fight.
The first fight between regu
lar troops and the negro insur
gents occurred at La Cuiwina today,
when a detachment of regulars com
manded by Col. Machado. attacked a
band of rebels, of whom they killed one
and took one prisoner. One soldier was
The insurgents dispersed, abandon
ing their arms. The troops are now ac
tively pursuing them.
V I in ill Ck Y 0 n TTmTt.. .
As to the character of the reports I
of the rising of the negroes in Orients i
province, it is almost impossible to
form more than conjectures regarding
the strength of the movement Esti- 1
mates vary from 1000 to SOOO. One I
district alone, that of Guantanamo, Is
creadited with 2000. The first figure
probablv is not correct. The troop
train arrived at San Luis Junction
yesterday afternoon. The force will ;
a .. rt 4--B. aua -H-k A 0ii4 sA Arhrt '
PrOCCa lU " WIWHII .
will probably be dispatched to other
TRACK WALKER IS
MANGLED BY TRAIN
The body of Jun Rodriguez, a track
walker employed by the Atchison. To
peka & Santa Fe railway, was found
Wednesday morning at Montoya, 13
miles north of El Paso. Rodriguez,
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freight tram about midnight Tuesday, i
Coroner E. t. aicuiinxocK neia an
inquest over the body Rodngues's
left leg severed below the knee,
skuH crushed, his left jaw broken,
and his chest crushed.
The body was brought to 131 Paso.
Rodriguez is survived by an aged
mother, who resides in Mexico.
MASSACHUSETTS 8EXATB FOR DI
RECT ELECTION" V. S. SENATORS
Boston, Mass , May 23. By the favor
able action of the senate yesterday,
Massachusetts is placed in line as the
first state in the union to ratify the
amendment to the federal constitution
for the direct election of United States
-enators. The oie was 30 in favor and
House Finance Committee
Presents Adverse Report
on Tariff BiU.
Washington. D. C. May 23. The sen
ate committee on finance today au
thorised senator Smoot of Utah to re
port adversely the house wool tariff
revision bill, and to anounce that later
the Republican members of the com
mittee would take up the framing of
a Republican substitute. The al
verse report wag on a six to eight vote.
in presenting the committee's adverse
report on the house bill, Mr. Smoot
stated that the majority expected to
report a substitute. Senator Heyburn
protested that as the majority had
taken no action, no member had a right
to make such a promise which was
calculated, he said, "to create the Im
pression that the Republican party Is
about to enter upon a revision of the
Senators Lodge and Penrose added
that the Republican members of the
committee wotkld present a bill based
on the report of the tariff board.
"Congress legislates and It has no
master to dictate its course," said Mr.
Heyburn. tersely, indicating a purpose
not to be guided by the tariff board.
Senator Bailey remarked that a. ma
jority of the Republican members of
the committee wanted to confess the
rates of the Payne-Aldrich bill were
too high and that senator Heyburn did
not agree with them.
"That states my position accurately,'
replied Mr. Heyburn. "I do not want a
"And the others do," concluded Mr.
O'Keefe For Customs Collector.
The president today nominated Cor
nelius O'Keefe as customs collector
for Arizona; John McCourt, as United
States attorney for Oregon; Frank C.
Bramwell. register of the land office
at La Grande, Ore.
No Toll For American Ships.
By a vote of 147 to 126 the house re
affirmed Its decision that no toll
should be charged American vessels
engaged in coastwise trade for passage
through the Panama canal. The pro
vision was bitterly fought and the
result was received -with cheers.
The canal government bill eventual
ly was passed 20S to 61. Representative
Broussard. of Louisiana, sought uu
suocessfuly to amend the provision pro
hibiting railroads from operating ves
sels in competition with their own lines.
The amendment would have made suoa
a prohibition apply apeciflcaHy to the
traffic through the Panama canaL
Taft Refuses Senate's Reqnest.
President Taft today sent a message
to the senate declining to make public
the correspondence between this gov
ernment and Colombia relating to
Panama. The president said It -would
be incompatible with the public In
terest to make it public Secretary
Knox, in a letter to the president,
said publication of the correspondence
"would tend to excite feeling and
vitiate the atmosphere of calm now
prevailing among the people of Co
lombia," The senate's request for the
papers was at the Instance of sen
ator Hitchcock of Nebraska.
Larimer In Bad Heatlk.
Senator Lea of Tennessee, minority
member of the Lorimer Investigation
committee, gave notice in the senate
yesterday that the minority would
insist upon an early consideration of
the resolution involving senator Lor
imer's right to his seat.
Senator Cullom presented a letter
from Mr. Lorimer's physician saying
the senator's health was such that he
could not be had &t this time.
. Would Develop Alaska.
The first step towards committing
the government to another great en
gineering work was taken yesterday
when representative Sutler, Democrat.
New York; Introduced a bill provid
ing for the organisation of an Alaska
commission. The measure was drawn
by the secretary of the Interior and
is an administrative measure. Its
chief purpose would be the railroad
and mineral development of Alaska
and provides for the utilization of the
equipment now being used In complet
ing the Panama canal.
Texan Slakes Remarkable Speech.
In one of the most remarkable
speeches cf the present session of con
gress, representative Dies, of Texas,
Democrat, today assailed former pres
ident Roosevelt in bitter terms and
referred in almost as bitter fashion
to the leaders of his own party. In
cluding speaker Clark and governor
Wilson, to whom he alluded as "par
Mr. Dies foresaw the crumbling of
the republic, the eventual rule of the
mob and assigned as the causes the
growth of demagoguery and influx of
Ignorant immigrants from southern
Tracing the history of Rome,
Greece, Italy. France and down to the
present day In Mexico, the Texan ex
pressed his fervent hope that "history
would not repeat itself under Teddy.' "
He prophesied colonel Roosevelt, be
cause of his victory in Ohio yester
day, would "sweep the country." in
the coming presidential campaign.
"You are a pessimist." Interrupted
a voice on the Republican side.
"No, I am not a pessimist," shouted
Mr Dies "I look only for the
worst. Out of the jungle comes the
lion tamer, his hands reeking with
the blood of wild beasts. Up goes
the cry, we want Teddy, we want
Teddy.' Not even La Follette, not
even Cummins Ik ndranced enough.
They don't know the meaning of
Smoot Makes Four Day Speech.
An agreement for a vote on the
metai tariff bill next Monday was nar
rowly missed in the senate yesterday
as the result of objections by senator
Heyburn. of Idaho, following a list
less tariff discussion. Senator Smoot.
of Ltah. concluded a four days' speech
in which he inveighed against the
house bill because it threatened the
closing of factories and forcing work
.ngmen Into idleness.
Senator Borah, of Idaho filed tie
charge of insincerity against Repub
licans and Democrats alike as to tar
iff revision. He said senators gener
ally were counting upon a eto, and
that the tariff was taken up in order
to play politics while anti-trust leg
islation, which would give the greatest
relief to the people, lay dormant. Sen
ator Simmons of North Carolina, in
charge of the tariff bills for the Dem
ocrats, and senator Bacon, of Georgia,
Wenld Abolish Commerce Court.
The abolition of the commerce court
was urged in a petition from the Ari
zona legislature presented to the sen
. te today The petition asserts that the
court is "used by the railroads to block
tContinued on Next Page )
Rebel Activity in the State
Is Anticipated by Federal
FEDERALS HAVE ALL
EXCEPT THE SOLDIERS
Douglas, Ariz.. May 23. Preparations
to resist the advance of rebels Into So
nora have been completed by the Ma
dero government. Giusleppe Garibaldi,
former lieutenant colonel under Ma"
dero during the last revolution. Is in
Douglas cs rrying a commission from
the Madero government as military
commander of the military zone of the
north. The commission Garibaldi car
ries goes into effect immediately upon
crossing the line into Mexico. Garibaldi
participated at the taking of Juarez a
year ago the 10th of May.
Garibaldi was preceded by a number
of his lieutenants, who have been going
over the ground, making preparations
for his coming. Col. Leyvas, who ar
rived in Douglas about a month ago.
has been active In securing the pro
visions necessary for a campaign to
the south. He was joined by Col. Bon
ne tempo and they hare been engaged
In preparing for the ancipated mllltary
cperatlons In Sonora.
Men Are Searce.
Supplies are being contracted for in
large quantities, uniforms have also
been acquired and the only element
said to be lacking at the present time
'is a sufficient number of men. These,
it Is expected, can be recruited.
CoL Bonnetempo has returned from
Front eras where he had gone to secure
animals for the mounting of the forces.
It Is stated that his mission was a suc
cess. It is stated that Garibaldi's com
mission gixes him absolute,, authority
in the matter of drawing funds from
the central government, and that to
them only Is he responsible for the con
duct of the campaign.
F. C. Castelvltro. close friend of Gari
baldi and reported to be his aide-decamp,
has arrived in Douglas. He was
met at- the station by CoL Levyas, go
ing from there -to the Gadsden hotel
where he is now registered.
Ask Permission to Ship Arras.
The Madero government has asked
permission from Washington to pass
1000 rifles and a corresponding num
ber of cartridges through the Douglas
custom bouse, according to reports re
ceived here. Up to this time permission
has not yet been received, but ft is
thought that an agreement has been
reached wherevy these arms and am
munition will be allowed to be taken
into Mexico to be used to repel the ex
pected invasion of the rebel forces.
Clothing, food supplies, mounts for the
men have already been secured on the
&thrslde ior The tinar by the Madero
representatives, the nly hitch in the
proceedings was the securing of a
sufficient number of rifles.
Think Orexce "Will Go to Sonera.
Information that Orozco is preparing
to evacuate both the state and city of
Chihuahua, in case he is defeated at
Rellano, has been received by Mexican
federal authorities. His first move will
be to evacuate the city of Chihuahua,
moving his forces by rail to Casas
Grandes, then by a series of forced
marches to swoop down Into Sonora.
The plan of campaign Is said to em
brace the Immediate occupation of all
the large mining camps, making them
temporary headquarters. In order to se
cure sufficient rations for his men un
til he takes over a port of entry.
Federals Greatly Exercised.
In anticipation of this event Sonora
officials are making every effort to
raise a sufficient force of men to re-
gulse Orozco in his attempt to enter
onora. Up to this time volunteers
have not enlisted as it was expected
they would do, placing the state of
ficials In a quandary as to what further
action to take in the matter. All pass
es, roads and trails leading into the
state are closely patroled by federal
soldiers at ' this time, and although
there are not enough to repulse the
Orozco forces, it is thought that tbey
will prove a sufficient hindrance In
harassing the rebels until other rein
forcements are furnished by the gov
ernment. The Information concerning Orozco' s
proposed movement Into Sonora, says
that he expects very little or no oppo
sition in the country to the south of
here, where on account of the lack of
transportation, both the movements of
the (Madero forcejs and their heavy ar
tillery, which caused so much havoc
among the rebels in Chihuahua, will
be seriously hindered.
Will Conscript the Men.
Federal forces in the state of Sonora
will be recruited by conscription ac
cording to reports reaching Douglas.
Compulsory military service in the
districts of Moctezuma, Arlzpe and Sa
huaripa will be shortly enforced, it is
said, by federal officers now arriving
to take charge of the operations in
these districts. It is stated that 3000
men will be enroled to help repel the
threatened Invasion of Orozco, if t.
Madero cause is successful in Chihua
hua. All Mexican officials feel opti
mistic over the outcome of the Im
pending fight In and around Jimenez,
and are said to feel sure that Orozco
has already drawn his plans, according
t- Information received, to head his
flight into Sonora.
It is not thought that this compulsory
enrolment will be well received by the
inhabitants to the south, as no pro
vision is made for excusing any person
on account of age. position or those
who may have families dependent upon
them. Some time ago when a bill for
compulsory military service was pre
sented in the house of deputies In Mex
ico City, the Mexicans in these dis
tricts lost no time in making known
their displeasure of the measure. Many
of them said that they would first take
to the hills, where they couid do as they
pleased, without being subject to toe
many discomforts often times suf
fered in the army.
Considers His Presence in
El Paso No Longer
auh, rex., Jiay so. w v-uiqum i
today recalled adjutant general Henrv !
iiuiv.uings irom E MTO.BV, iyr wmen
place the latter had been detailed to
look after the interests of Texas in case
of hostilities between the federals and
revolutionists at Juarez. General
Hutchlngs will reach here in time to
accompany the governor to Galveston
for the causeway celebration.
The governor's action was based on
a telegram received from secretary of
war Stimson adv'sing that ample in
structions had been given Col. Steever
at El Paso to protect tne lies of citi
zens of the United States in case of an
other battle at Juarez. The request of
the governor or a copy of the instruc
tions was declined by secretary Stlm-
(Contlnued on page two.)
The Men Who Attacked and
Then Abandoned Guada
SANCHEZ REPORTED .
AS COMING WEST
No report of fighting between the
Maderlstas east of Juarez and the reb
els sent from the Juarez garrison to
pursue them nas been received by
the officials of Juarez.
Thursday night. Col. Orozco was no
tified by messenger that the federals
had disappeared almost completely and
that those who bad not deserted and
returned to the American side, were
believed to be in the bills south and
east of Gaudalupe.
No other federals are reported about
Juarez but a band of some 300 men
under CoL Cervantes, which was at
Pedernales last Sunday, has been op
erating around that section. The last
heard of them they were going past
Mlnaca, a station on the Mexico
North Western railroad near Chihua
hua. At that time tbey were being pur
sued by a company of rebels sent out
News reached Juarez today in some
manner that Col. Jbse de la Luz San
chez, from OJlnaga, was east of Jua
rez a considerable distance, march
ing in this direction.
All telegraph and railroad commun
ication running into Juarez is In per
fect order. The wires of both the
Mexico Central and the federal tele
graph are working to Rellano.
Canute Leyva, the Maderlsta made
a prisoner of war by the rebel forces
who reoccupied Guadalupe after the
little town had been taken by the
federal forces, has been brought to
Juarez and is held at the cuarteL He
will not be shot, says Col. Pascual
Orozco. who says the prisoner is giv
ing the rebels valuable information
concerning the federal activities In
Leyva Is an El Pasoan and son of a
former Juares policeman. He was
with the forces at Guadalupe 'and was
taken prisoner by the rebels.
SAYS GEN. HUTCHINGS
Conference of Adjutant Gen
erals Is an Annual
The conference of the adjutant gen
erals of the national. gvard.. Jsasno
bearing upon the Mexican situation.
but Is called annually to discuss the
payrolls for the summer encamp
ments and target range service of the
guardsmen. This is adjutant general
Hutching's explanation of the repora
that the adjutant generals of the var
ious states were to be called Into con
ference at Washington to discuss with
the secretary of war and the chief of
staff the condition of the national
guard and Its ability to take the
field in case of Mexican Intervention.
The Texas adjutant general- will re
turn to Austin Thursday evening after
spending three days here on the bor
der to keep the governor Informed as
to the situation on the Mexican side
and the possibilities of a fight occur
ring near the border.
WOMEN FIGHT WITH
FBDBRALS IN SINALOA.
Letter from Maxatlnn Describes condi
tions In That State as Bloody.
"With People In Terror.
Los Angeles", CaL. May 23. A letter
rceived by Dr. George A. Scroggs. of
this city, from an American in Mazat
lan, describes the entire population of
the west coast of Mexico as "in a
state of terror, and In the midst of
bloody guerrilla warfare."'
At Esquinapa, the writer says, the
women helped the federals under Gen.
Ojeda to cut to pieces the rebels un
der Guerrero, who had attacked the
"The women, took machetes and
killed as many as the federal men."
the writer asserted. "Seventy-four reb
els were killed.
"The hospitals here are full of
"Rurales killed 30 bandits at Moco
rito. and the other day rurales from
Durango slipped into Sinaloa and
caught the Qulntero brothers, so called
bandit leaders. They killed them and
36 of their men. and recovered a great
portion of the Cullacan loot. Sixty-five
prisoners were shot.
"On May It, the federals sent out
46 men to bring in Justo Tirado. Ten
The transport Buford took 19 Amer
ican refugees from Altata. says the cor
respondent, and 100 more were awaiting
the vessel when he wrote the letter,
but the great majority of Americans
and British, he asserted, refused to
leave their property. ,
ZAPATITISTAS BURN" THEIR
This Is the Charge Made at Mexico City
"" by the Federals Men of Second
Regiment In Mutiny.
Mexico City. Mexico, May 23. Fed
eral soldiers who participated in the
fight at Tres Marias near Cuernavaca
two days ago. yesterday brought news
of atrocities committed by Zapatistas
en several prisoners. They were bound
and thrown Into burning buildings. A
woman camp follower, with a child in
her arms, was said to have suffered a
About 100 men of the Second regi
ment mutinied at Tlalmanaleo. 36 miles
southwest of Mexico City, according to
reports. Of these It Is said only a few
have been captured and they have been
Penjamo. Guanajuato, whose one of
the generation plants of Guanajuato
Power and Electric company is situ
eted. was captured by rebels.
JrAPS WOULD DESPOIL TUB
MEXICANS OF FISHIXG RIGHTS
Victoria, B. C, May 23. According
to advices received here by the Awa
Maru, Dr. Yokoyama, a Japanese who
returned from Mexico, is organizing a
fishing company In Japan capitalized
at 3.000 000 yen to establish fisher
ies on the Mexican coast. He says
the Mexican natives have no idea of
the value of their food fisheries and
he savs three fishing boats with 21
men can easily take fish worth from
1200 to $300 dally.
it am; Kits BXiisti - Jiuitis
TROIJUIC, JItL.UV 1M.13.1VL.
Ranger Charles Webster, who with
Banger Charles Moore defied the Mex
ican rebels when they attempted to
crops the line into the United States,
is In from the. ranger camp down the
riTer He savs that there are no new
developments near Fabens and says ;
tnat no more trouble Is anticipated
along the border below Yslfcta.
Washington Is Anxiously
Watching Progress of the
Conflict Near Jimenez.
j RESULT MAY CHANGE
Washington, D. C, May 23. Official
Washington Is watching more closely
than usual the conflict between Mex
ican federal and rebel forces below
Jimenez, for the reason that this is
generally believed to be the crisis of
The future policy of the American
government may be affected strongly
by the final result of this present cam
paign. High officials do not hesitate
to say that if the federals should lose
this series of battle and fall back in
defeat, the situation In Mexico and
along the border may become seriously
Friendly To Mexico.
A month ago Washington rather ex
pected Madero to retire In favor of
some other man who could restore
peace; but of late it has seemed to
the administration that Madero has
been making good headway against
the rebels. The American govern
ment is strongly committed to the
support of the constitutional govern
ment so far as the most rigid en
forcement of neutrality laws will per
mit this government to show its de
sire for the maintenance of a stable
government in the friendly neighbor
May Change Situation.
But if Orozco should demonstrate
his ability to defeat and beat back
what Is known to be the very flower
of the federal army, and what is al
so known by the American govern
ment to be the bulk of the whole
force available for defence of the Ma
dero government against its enemies,
a phase of extreme uncertainty may
be Introduced into the situation that
has not existed up to now, so far as
anyone in responsible authority would
As one official declared in conver
sation with an El Paso Herald man. If
Orozco should lose this campaign it
might mean a very dangerous situa
tion In the state of Chihuahua, but
if Orozco should win, it might mean
anarchy all over Mexico as soon as
the news became known to the pop
ulace. "Ready For Eventualities."
Washington looks for the rebels to
attempt to enter Mexico city almost
immediately in case Orozco adminis
ters an overwhelming defeat to the
In any event the American govern
ment will go no further than to hold
itself in perfect readiness to act
quickly as circumstances may seem to
Amai fnr fi relief nf foreigners
whose situation may at any time be- j
come untenable by reason oi ine
changing fortunes of war.
Up to this time, it is repeated today
most emphatically, nothing has oc
curred In Mexico to change the at
titude of the American government
one iota from its traditional status
of an Interested but absolutely neutral
friend to the Mexican nation and the
Mexican people. Interested solely in
Mexico's welfare and Indisposed to
create or to seek causes of dispute or
excuses for adopting drastic measures.
Washington Fully Satisfied.
Th- Washington government main
tains that It has done everything pos
sible to protect the rights of foreign
ers in Mexico, and that it has been ab
solutely successful in its endeavor up
to this time, without violating neu
trality in the slightest degree. The
Washington government has made no
mistakes, according to Its self satis
fied and contented view of the mat
ter, and It does not intend to do any
The president has recently in
formed callers Interested In Mexican
properties or inquiring in behalf of
foreigners in Mexico, that in no case
.ufll . nniieii.1 mnVA IA mftdft wlth-
out nmple advance notice. He prom-
ises that there will be no surprises,
no snap judgment, no hasty or rash t
FINDS FOUR BOMBS j
NEAR NEW VIADUCT
Instructor Mitchell ,of Y. M.
n a t-v: ,. AT,,-,-.;
J. jtV., .UlSCUVtM -UAU-LLL- I
tions of War. !
Instructor H. I Mitchell, of the J
Y M. C. A., while performing arch- ;
aelogical stunts at the Old Hart's
mill, near the new smelter viaduct
Wednesday morning, discovered four
bombs of the hand grenade type In a
bake oven used by the U. S. troops at
ihat place. The missiles were of re
cent manufacture and loaded with a
heavy charge of dynamite, with a short
Chief of police Davis and Jesse C.
Stanael. chief of city detectives,
brought the bombs to the police sta
tion. They are about 15 Inches in
length and of heavy gas pipe, capped
at each end with heavy couplings and
LOS ANGELES IS LOOKING
FOR MEXICAN TROUBLE THERE
Los Angeles Is having Its revolution
ary troubles. Mexicans have been bu
ing arms there and an outbreak was
feared. The Los Angeles Times of
Tuesday gives the following account of
a nistol toting Orozcoite who was ar
rested there by the police: I
"Following the report that a large
number of Mexicans have purchased
revolvers in the past few days, the po
lice were Instructed last night to keep
a sharp watch for men carrying con
cealed weapons and ascertain the sig
nificance of the movement.
"As a result of this order several
offenders were captured. including
Jnan Lara, an alleged revolutionist,
who was found with a newly purchased
automatic pistol and a belt full of
"When before fhe desk sergeant.
I.ara shouted, 'Viva Orozco." and de
rlared his Intention of aiding the revo
lutionists as soon as released.
"From another source it as learned
that a party of Mexicans affiliated with
the I. W. W. movement has been ex-1-ectlng
to go to San Diego within a
few days, and has been buying small
arms for use if necessary against citi
zens or police.''
RIFLES SEIZED AT BHOWNSVILLB.
Brownsville. Texas, May 23. Four
cases of rifles and ammunition ar
riving yesterday by steamer from New
York, consigned to a firm here, were
ordered seized on a federal f arrant
The arrest of the persons to whom
the boxes were addressed also was or
dered by the warrant.
FEDERALS REPULSED AT
RELLANO. RALLY TO FIGHT
BATTLE RAGING AT THAT PLACE, WHERE
FEDERALS ARE STORMING REBELS.
Orozco and Huerta Are Both at the Front Federals
Have Heavy Guns and. Are Using Them With
Deadly Effect on Rebels A Flank Move- -'"
ment of Federals Turned Rebels Re
port Capture of Two Cannon.
(By Associated Press.)
Fear hundred miles south of the American border, near Rellano. along
the Mexlean Central railroad, a fierce battle Is being fought between the
main forces la northern Mexico of the rebels under Gen. Pascual Oroseo and
the federals, commanded by Gen. Heerta. The battle may prove to he a
tnrnins point of the revelation.
Ever since late 'Wednesday, when the federals attacked, the firing has
been almost Incessant.
It is estimated that 3506 troops are engaged en each side, and already
scores of dead and Tvoanded dot the desert battlegronnd. The advantage
early oday appeared to be vrlth the rebels, in that they held their strongly
fortified positions In front' of Rellnne. repelling the repeated charges of
federal cavalry and Infantry. The government has more artillery, and if the
rebels are dislodged. It Trill be beeaaseef the superior cannonading of the
federals, which alone In the last two weeks has been gradually forelag th
rebels a distance of 114 miles north and away from Torreou, the railroad
gateway of north central Mexico and originally the objective point of the
revolutionists in their present eara-palgn.
The scarcity of food and water, the burning heat and the stifling atmos
phere that spreads over the sandy mesas where the battle rages today
make It not nnllkely that the battle will be extended over several days, as
It seems Impossible for either side to keep the forces in the field for many
hears at a time.
(By Associated Press). a
At the Rebel Front, Rellano. Chihua- (
hua. Mexico. May 2S. Fighting which ,
opened yesteraay afternoon oetween
the federals and rebels, resulting In
the rebels beating back the federal ad
vance, ts continuing today.
Early this morning Gen. Huerta at
tempted a flank movement behind the
hfils to the east but was unsuccessful.
Federals resumed the fighting shortly
after midnight this morning, with can
nonading, done apparently more to keep
the rebels on the alert and exhaust
them, while the federal infantry rested
on their arms. The rebels are handi
caped by lack of artillery.
The federals have all their big guns
in action and the bombardment has at
times been terrible but tne reoeis nave
never wavered holding their entrenched
positions until tne leaer&t mianiry so-
vance under cover of the artillery to a
point well within range.
The deadlv hail of lead the rebels late
yesterdey poured into the advancing
ralninn of government troops was well
irected but the instant the federate 1
broke thojr were raineo ny mr ui
cers and ajain advanced only to be
driven back a second time and a third
time, anally retiring to- Asunsolo, fixe
Gen. Orosco who has been near the
front rank of his troops ever since the
engagement began yesterday, has been
under Are many times. His brother
officers have begged him not to expose
himself, but he continues to command
per-onallv that section of the right
wing which repelled the federal cavalry
charge yesterday with an estimated
loss to the government of 150 men.
The rebel lines are stretched over
live miles In the trenches in front
of Rellano. Water is scarce and the
heat of the sun Is Intolerable. Ex
ploding shells stir up clouds of alkali
"l!!?1 ".Si0! Si.th?.ES?.to Canyon do San Julian, where they
throats of the troops but Interferes
with rifle aim. The residents of the
town have fled many miles north.
Gen. Jesus J. Campos known as "Che"
'ampos. has captured two cannon and
one machine gU3 from the federal col
umn on the rebel left.
Rebels Beat Federals Back.
Gen. Orozco's command fought off
the government troops here yesterday.
At the end of four and one-half hours
of fighting Gen. Huerta's command of
federals was in retreat, leaving his
dead and many of his wounded on the
The first shot was fired at 3 oclock
by the federal artillery. A light rifle
fire from the rebels directed toward
the retreating army at S:30 marked the
conclusion of the most spectacular and
perhaps the bloodiest battle fought on
Mexican soil since the French invasion,
It Is known that the federals lost more
than ISO. chiefly cavalry, in a charge
against the right wing of the rebel
line, where Gen. Orozco happened to be
at the time. It is believed that the
rebel loss in dead was short of 50.
The federals had all their big guns
in action and the bombardment at times
was terrible, but the rebels never wa
vered, holding their entrenched posi
tions until the federal infantry had ad
vanced nnder cover of the artillery
until they were well within rifle range.
The deadly hail of lead they poured into
the advancing ranks was well directed
and so effective that the federals broke
and ran. They were rallied by their of
ficers and again advanced, only to be
driven back a second time and a third
time, finally continuing in their flight
back" beyond Asunsolo. and when dark
ness finally fell, the vanguard was la
Rebels Fall to Parsae.
Owing to the darkness and the fact
that the men had been under fire all
the afternoon in the Intense heat, with
only such water as they had in their resulted in tne aeatn oi i ieaerais.
50.000 WORKMEN GO ON
BATTLE WITH OFFICERS; TWO ARE KILLED
STRIKE IN HUNGARY
Budapest. Hungary. May 23. Sharp
battles between the police and strikers
have been frequent all over the city
throughout the morning. Two strikers
have been killed and many of the po
lice and strikers wounded. 25 of the
Practically all the trade unionist
workers in BudaDest with tne excep
tion of municipal employes struck this j
morning, as a result of a resolution
passed last night by the socialist
union which proclaimed a general
strike as a protest against the election
of count Tlsza as speaker of the lower
house. Count Tisza is a strong op-
Tknnnt Af ttnlraranl r,lftnT
Fifty Thousand Workmen Assemble, j
Firty thousand woramen asaemoieo
this morning In the streets leading to
Parliament square, all the approaches
of which were guarded by a strong cor
don of police.
The strikers finding their efforts to
obtain possession of Pailament square
unavailing, started wrecking windows
and street lamps and destrovlng goods
displayed in the shop windows. Then
they began storing the police, who
(By Associated Press.)
At Federal Front, near Rellano,
Mexico. May 2J. When night Inter
rupted yesterday's engagement, it
appeared as If the rebels had been
slowly disorganized by the fierce ar
tillery fire from the government
front. The federals count upon their
long range guns to drive the enemy
back into the northwest in much the
same manner of the battle at Conejos
a week ago Sunday.
The engagement is the climax of two
weeks of hard marching through the
desert plains of northern Mexico by
the 4,000 federals under Gen. Huerta.
Repairing bridges and constructing
practically a new railroad over the
course which had been 'taken by the
retreating rebels, the government
troops have pushed their way 114 miles
north of Torreon to the cattle ground.
The iasurrectos. under general Orozco,
are DeMered to number 5.000 men.
tt. hn. ...-h,, h,-. ihi. .-.h
I between the ! forces of Gsa. Orozco
and Gen. Huerta. The latter left his
cms at 9 ecaack yesterday morning
and is with the angnard ef the federal
troops In the aeJd In front of Rellano
The federals attacked first, following
with incessant cannonading.
Couriers from the front last night de
clared that the heavy artillery fire of
the federals dislodged the enemy from
Its position, but the darkness of night
prevented the federals from following
up their advantage with cavalry and
infantry. Gen. Huerta was beside a
battery of artillery at the front, the
It Is rumored that one of the men
killed in the engagement at Asunsolo
last night was a member of Orozco's
staff. The report could not be traced
to an authoritative source.
Rebels who were defeated at Plear
dias Canyon a few days ago, retreated
vera narain defeated, loslnsr 73 killed
and many wounded, according to an
official statement. The possession of
Plcardias was Important to the gov
ernment inasmuch as the largest
bridge on the Mexican Central spans
the canyon. The rebels were trying to
destroy it to cut communication be
tween Torreon and Mexico City.
canteens, pursuit of the feingxarmy
was Impossible. Gen. Orosco and his
officers conferred last night on the
plans to be pursued today.
The rebels retired from their posi
tions at Asunsolo with so little show of
resistance that the federals were evl-
dentlv led Into the belief that a re
1 treat was contemplated,
I The federals were permitted to bring
i up their artillery without opposition.
and at 3 oclock the battle opened with
an artillery attack upon the rebel left.
which soon became general along the
whole line, which had a frontage of six
or seven kilometers. The rebels refused
to become panic stricken by the Inces
sant thunder of guns and bursting
shells, holding their fire until th?ir
shots would be most effective.
Sataxar la Command.
While Gen. Salazar was In command
of the army in the field nd ts given
full credit for the vletory, he Insists
on dividing the glory with his brother
officers and his men. who by their
steadiness under the fire of 30 cannon
and as many machine guns, made the
General Orosco and his staff appeared
on the field just as the battle opened,
and he took a prominent part in the di
rection of affairs thereafter. He was
under fire many times, though be was
repeatedly begged not to expose him
self, and personally commanded that
section of the right wing which re-
polled a federal eavalry charge which
drove them off repeatedly charging
with their cluba
The most serious encounter occurred
in Outer Wlgner street, where the
strikers took possession of a big build
ing from which they fired at the po
lice with revolvera After several of
the policemen bad been hit with bul
lets, the officer In charge ordered the
men to return the fire.
Two Strikers Killed.
Several volley were fired into the
crowd, and two of the strikers were
killed and a dozen wounded.
The strikers in the building unable
to withstand the sharp reply of the po
lice, dashed out of the doors and fled
in all directiona
Another Fight t PelieeBBra Killed.
Another hot revolver fight between
the police and the strikers occurred
near the Parliament house this after
noon. There were several fatalities
among the strikers. One mounted po
liceman was killed and another fatallv
hurt and many strikers were wounded
The mob wrecked much business
property and set fire to several street
cars. Most of the stores have been
closed and troops are stationed in taa