Newspaper Page Text
EL PASO, TEXAS,
September 4, 1912 16 Pages
WEATHER FORECAST. ,
Fair today and Thursday.
TWO KLTAiUiiJ j..--
Packet of Bills Taken From
the Desk of El Paso's As
GOLD ANA CHECKS
ARE NOT DISTURBED
The EI Paso postoffice was robbed
Tuesday morning in broad daylight and
a large sum of money, said to be ?500,
was taken. The robbery occurred In
the office of assistant postmaster
Geoige L. Wilton, shortly before 10
oclock in the morning. Mr. Wilton
had stepped to the door of his office,
which enters Into the main mail room
of the postoffice, ana -while there was
called away for a moment and when he
returned he noticed a. packet of bills
was missing. The bills had been in a
tin safe box on his desk. Under the
bills in the same box were several
checks and $195 In gold, but the robber,
evidently in a hurry, left the gold and
checks in the box.
None of the postoffice employes were
In Mr Wilton's office at the time, so
no one saw who took the money. Post
master J. A. Smith was in the adjoin
ing office, at his desk, but he saw no
one enter or leave the office and so
the postoffice officials are at a loss to
know who It was that stole the money.
Mr. Smith says he Is positive that the
money was not taken by any of the
postoffice employes and that it was an
The iuonev was all in bills of small
COLLEGE BREAKS THE
Students Assigned Tuesday
Is umbered 177; "Washouts
State College. N. ML, Sept 4. The
Agricultural College experienced the
largest registration t students for the
first day In Its history on Tuesday.
One hundred and seventy-seven assign
ments were mode, and the indications
point toward a full and enthusiastic
year The Industrial department and
The college seem to share equally in
the Increase In attendance.
E o. Wooten, formerly professor of
the Biological and Botanical depart
ment of the college, has arrived from
Washington, D. C In the interest of:
the national herbarium.
Vrt J E. Collard and dautrhter,
Estelle, of El Paso, who have been the
guests -of friends here during the past
few days, have left for tneir none.
The College Toucg Men's Christian
association assisted, the college author
ities very materially during the open
ing days in piloting the new students
and helping them to get comfortably
located An informal "open house" was
held Tuesdav night at the X. M. C A.
building, and after a few songs,
speeches, and stunts the horticultural
department donated several boxes of
choice Mesllla Valley grapes.
Both the boys" dormitory and the X.
M. C A. building are now filled, and
rooms axe at a premium. The girls
dormitory is rapidly being filled.
The washouts between Mesllla Park
and Rlncon yesterday caused a delay of
20 hours for college passengers en
route to El Paso.
Recent rains have apparently caused
the development of countless numbers
of flies and mosquitoes College people
are taking measures to exterminate
these pests as far as possible by the
use of quicklime and a spray of kero
sene and Kreso.
DELAY BANQUET FOR
GUESTS TO DRESS
" Grand Anny Veterans Show
Gallantly on Way to
Denver, Colo., Sept 4. The gallantry
of Grand Army veterans, it developed
today, delayed for 15 minutes a banquet
last night in honor of commander in
chief H M. Trimble and other Grand
Army officers, who stopped in Denver
en route to the national encampment in
Los Angeles. The banquet was sched
uled for 7 oclock. At 6:23 an invitation
was sent to Miss Hilda Smith. No girl
can dress in 37 minutes pouted Miss
Smith, the complaint being communi
cated to the veterans.
' Please send word by messenger the
exact number of minutes you will
irifti--two minutes." came from Miss '
Smith, who was true to her word and
the banquet started at 7:15.
At the conclusion of the banquet, the
veterans left on a special train for Salt
Washington, D. C, Sept 4 Ameri
can bluejackets from the cruiser Gla
cier, under ensign Robert G. Coman,
have recaptured from the Nlcaraguan
revolutionists a small steamer the reb
els had seized- near Corinto and taken
to the bay of Fonseca to transport In
Admiral Southerland's cable report
ing the capture today does not say
whether there was a fight.
GIUXD JURY RETURNS
TWO INDICTMENTS TUESDAY
The first session of the grand jury
held Tuesday afternoon at 3 oclock, re
suited in the returning of two Indict
ments. Those indicted were: J. C
Reese, assault with intent to murder;
John Simpson, assault to murder.
FALL GOES TO CALIFORNIA.
Senator A. B. Fall left Tuesday night
for Los Angeles, where he will con
tinue his Investigation of the Mexican
situation. Senator Fall expected to
leave Monday, but was detained by a
number of conferences in El Paso. He
will return with senator "William Alden
Smith, chairman of the subcommittee
for the investigation of the Mexican
revolutions and their financing.
ARMY OFFICER'S SON
IS, FATALLY BURNED
Sheridan, "Wye, Sept. 4. Precipitated Into nn ash can filled with hot
ashes, when he Jumped upon the lid, E dirnrd "Wells jr the 4 year old son
of Lieut, and Mrs. Edward Wells, was fntally burned about the legs and the
lower part of his body Monday evening.
Lieut. "Wells Is with hl cavalry command on tlie Mcxlcnn border, at or
scar EI Paso, and a message telling of the accident has so far been unable to
1 II RUE
Loss at Ocean Park, Califor
nia, Will Reach Nearly
RESORT IslJTILL '-'
UNDER MARTIAL LAW
Ocean Park. Calif., Sept. i. Twelve
persons. Including one woman and the
six children of & J. Scarde, a wealthy
summer resident, have been missing
since the outbreak of the flames which
devastated an area of six blocks along
the Strand, last night and wiped out
the entire amusement section of the
Soldiers and police guarding the
ruins were unable to find any of the
missing up to an early hour today and
expressed the belief that all or most
"of them had met the fate, that over
took H. P. Lock, a restaurant cashier,
who lost his life when he leaped off
the blazing Frazer pier.
The town is still under martial law.
A force of 1000 men is at work
clearing railroad rights of -way and
Mr. Scarde became frantic when the
police reported that the children and
the woman, who was acting as nurse,
could not be found. They have not
been heard from.
Three other persons numbered
among the missing, were on the pier.
Life guards say they saw at least 12
persons leap into the ocean.
There was some looting during the
night, but with the coming of daylight
every one was driven out of the fire
Not a cent of insurance was carried
upon Frasier's pier, and but litle on
any of the other buildings destroyed.
Estimates of losses which ran as high
as $3,500,000 last night, were reduced
today to $1,750,000.
An inadequate water system is
blamed for the fire and the chamber
of commerce called a mass meeting to
day to lay plans for rebuilding and a
new water service.
TAPT SUPPERS PROM
ATTACK OP GOUT
President's Physician Or
ders Him to Bed
For a Rest.
"Washington. D. CL, Sept. 4. Upon the
advice of Maj. T. L. Rhoafles, U. a A.,
his personal aide and physician.- presi
dent Taft took to hished for a few
hours today, expecting to remain there
until the garden party this afternoon
in honor of delegates to the Interna
tional Congress of Applied Chemistry.
It was said at the white house that the
president needed rest, but that he was
sufferinsr from a lame ankle, which he
sprained a few days ago while playing
In addition to a sprained ankle and a
sore foot, president Taft is suffering
from a slight attack of gout His com
paratively long siege of work this sum
mer, with little opportunity for his
usual daily exercise, is partly to blame
for his condition, according to friends.
It is believed that a week of rest at
Beverly will put the president on his
feet again. President Taft declined
to comment on the election returns
BEGINS FISCAL YEAR
Texas Has $793,417 in. Gash
and $19,359,615 in
Austin, Tex, Sept. 4. The state of
Texas starts off its new fiscal year, be
ginning September 1, with a balance
of $793,417 in cash to the credit of the
various funds, and $19,359,615 in bonds.
Of the cash on hand $430,433 is to the
credit of the general revenue fund;
$64,793 to the available school fund;
$90,729 to the permanent school fund,
and $19,399 to the credit of the peni
tentiary commission fund. Of the
bonds, $18,070,630 is to the credit of
the permanent school fund.
The disbursements for the past quar
ter amounted to $1,800,496 In cash and
$49,790 In bonds. Of the disbursements,
$1,141,235 was out of the general reve
nue fund: $61,895 out of the prison com
mission fund; $327,003 out of the avail
able school fund; $174,776 out of the
permanent school fund; $75,645 out of
the permanent university fund, and
$13,042 out of the Galveston quarantine
Bond Issues For Irrigation
Districts Will Not Be
Longer Held Up.
Austin, Texas, Sept. 4. Mandamus
processings will not be necessary to
test the constitutionality of the irriga
tion district, law, as today attorney
general Jas. D. "Walthall announced he
kas reached the conclusion that the law
The constitutionality oL this law
was questioned by assistant attorney
general aeoe. or jaiaweii. wno retused
to approve the record in a proposed
bond issue of $100,000 Union irrigation
district In Cameron county, presented
by judge James B. "Wells. Judge Wells
was here today and he was advlsed'by
attorney general "Walthall that the
record will be approved. There was
another record In a proposed issue of
$725,000 Trinity river irrigation dis
trict bonds in Chambers county being
held up On the same grounds, and now
this record will also be approved.
Progressives Prevent a Ma
jority Choice, but Legisla
ture Is Republican.
FLETCHER WILL BE
THE NEXT GOVERNOR
White Elver Junction, "Vermont,
Sept. 4. Although the Republicans
carried the state on a plurality vote
the Progressives and Democrats de
veloped enough strength to prevent
an election by a majority vote and
the choice of governor was thrown
into the legislature.
The Republicans, however, will have
sufficient majority in the legislature
to elect Allen M. Fletcher for gover
nor and the rest of the state ticket
Returns show that the next legis
lature will contain 110 Republicans,
36 Democrats and 14 Progressives and.
30 Republican senators.
Congressman Frank L. Green, of St.
Albans; in the first; and Frank Plum'
ley. of Northfleld, in the second dis
trict, were reelected without material
Democratic and Progressive leaders
say the presidential election will be
Republican Governor Leads.
Additional returns in yesterday's
election, compiled and revised today,
from all but 14 small towns, gave, for
Allen JI. Fletcher, Republican, 25,072;
Harlan B. Howe, Democrat, 19,492; Rev.
Clement F Smith. Prohibition 14 910-
Element n. smun, .troniDiuon, i,viv,
Frazer Metzger, Progressive, la.inu;
Fred W. Suiter. Socialist, 1042.
The missing towns in 1910 gave:
Mead, Republican, 1486; "Watson, Demo
crat, 486; Towley, Prohibition, 38; Ord
may. Socialist, 11.
If the' proportionate gain or loss is
maintained in the remaining towns, it
Is figured that the total vote In Ver
mont for the three leading candidates
will be: Fletcher. 26,100; Howe, 20,100;
The failure of the Republican candi.
date to obtain a majority for the first
time In the history of the state in an
election preceeding a presidential elec
tion will necessitate the election of the
state's chief executive by the legisla
ture. It Is expected the Republicans will
have a substantial majority in the leg
islature. The strength of the Progressive vote
was the feature of the election. The
Democrats also increased their vote
over two years ago.
WTTtf TTJT nAT.TWYRTvTTA Recognizing the strategic import-Wi-iN
JUS Uii-LiliJUXlilNJ-si! ance of Juarez, the Mexican govern-
TClppfm-c! PlprlffPrJ in -Kho Pnl-'
JietLOlS irieagea tO tne lOl- .
onel Will Be On the
San Francisco, Calif, Sept. 4. The
primary election yesterday which gave
the Progressive party its first oppor
tunity in California to test its strength
assured the Roosevelt-Johnson organi
zation control of the state. This means
that Republican electors pledged to
Roosevelt will be named by the conven
tion and will go on the official ballot
as the Republican candidates. The
Taft leaders, to get their electors on
the ballot, will be forced to resort to
San Francisco and Los Angeles rolled
up a heavy vote for the Progressive
The Congressional Fight.
Much Interest centers In the con
gressional fight. Early today the re
sult appeared to be as follows:
First district, E. A. Hart. Progres
sive. Second district, F. M. Rutherford.
Third district, Charles F. Curry, Re
publican. Fourth district, Julius Kahn, Re
publican. Fifth district, John I. Nolan, Progres
sive. Sixth district, J. R. Knowland. Re
publican. Seventh district, James C Needham.
Eighth district, E. A. Hayes, Repub
lican. Ninth district, C. "W. Bell, Progres
Tenth district, "W. D. Stevens, Pro
gressive. '- -IZ- -T
Eleventh district, S. C. Evans, f:e
publican. Gains for AVIlMOn Forces.
Contests among Democrats resulted
in substantial victories for the "Wil
son forces over the old Clark element,
championed by Theo. BelL
The vote yesterday was light, par
ticularly in the northern half of the
state. In San rranclsco, out of a total
registration of 117,000, only 55,000 bal
lots were cast "Women especially
were Inactive with the exception of the
leaders, who enthusiastically helDed at
, the voting booths. Light rains in the
rural districts kept many farmers away
from the polls. '
Complete returns from San Francisco
show that Roosevelt and Johnson swept
In two congressional districts, the
fourth and fifth, Taft supporters re
turned one nominee Julius Kahn, in
cumbent from the fourth district In
three state senate districts Taft got
one; in 13 assembly districts he sot one.
On the Democratic ticket, which car
rled a much lighter vote. Phelan (the
"Wilson candidate) defeated every De
wltt (Bell) candidate, except In the
32d assembly district Four Dewltt
Democrats were unopposed.
H? Thinks Missouri Should
"Have Complete "Pro
St Louis, Mo., Sept 4 Woodrow
"Wilson's stand upon the tariff the
trusts and the proposal for minimum
wage scales was assailed by CoL
Roosevelt In his speech here.
The colonel joined issue squarely
with govornojr "Wilson, taking as his
text the Democratic candidate's
speech at Buffalo. He delivered his
address before the Missouri Progres
sive state convention. The colonel
saw nothing of governor Hadley, who
remained at the state capital.
The colonel was asked to advise the
state conve'ntlon as to whether it
sfioula name a full state ticket
"I feel that you ought to," he said;
"I feel that except in those states in
which we can take over bodily either
J iCpnJip.ucd on. aexj pageL.
. .;. . ., , c
WILL TAKE $50,000 WORTH
.; OF FUEL FOR THE CITV.
: Because El Paso uses one mil- .;.
Hon and a half gallons more
water per day than last year.
it was estimated that it would
.'. require more than 50,000
worth of coal and oil to run
he city for the ensuing year.
The bids in this respect adver- ;.
tlsed for by the city some time
ago have been received and
opened, but. pending the report
of city engineer Herbert Nunn,
no action will be taken. The
: report of the engineer will in- v
elude an estimate of the amount
of coal and oil deemed suffi-
cient, together with a statement
by the engineer as to what fuel .
he considers cheapest for the v
city to purchase. The report
will be submitted to the finance
committee within the next four .
days. After the finance com-
-: mlttee has acted, it will be sub- .;.
mitted to the city council as ;
a whole for definite action.
EFFORT IJ DUST
Eduardo Hay Is Mentioned
as the Probable New
Strong effort to remove governor
! Abram Gonzalez of Chihuahua from hia
' nnsition is said to be shaping itself.
Tne proposed successor oi uonzaiez is
said to be Eduardo Hay, the hero of
Casas Grandes. who is now a member
of the house of deputies of Mexico.
The federal army has taken a dis
like to Gonzalez, it is said, and fre
quent quarrels between him and Gen.
Huerta have taken place, according to
report Gen. Huerta. who on account of
his successes In the north is being
talked of as the next candidate for
president of the country, is said to have
much power against Gonzalez in Mexico
ity. .Because uonzaiez was a meumer
of the former revolution and worked
. ,,- -.oIt . feriei-ni nrmv is
for awhile acainst the federal armr is
still another cause which the federal
army people have for disliking Gon
zalez. Hay is the choice of many people. It
Is said, on account of his being popular
among the people of the state of Chi
huahua. Likewise Hay is well educated
and well able to govern the people of
Chihuahua, it is asserted.
Alberto Madero. the uncle of the
president, is also talked of as a pos-
( sible successor to Gonzalez If his resig
nation as jrovernor is accomplished. It
Is believed that Madero might appoint
his uncle to the governorship If Gon
zales is ousted.
FOR CIUDAD JUAREZ
Border City to Be Fortified
to Prevent Its Entiire
ment has .decided to fortify the town
wita 1!sht and he!vy artillery. It
aiso planned to erect forts and sunk
fortifications on the outskirts of the
town CoL Guillermo Rnblo Navarrete.
commander in chief of artillery of the
Mexican army, is in Juarez to perfect
plans for the town's permanent fortl
flcation. As soon as his plans are
forwarded to the war department at
Mexico City, the artillery and equip
ment will be shipped.
In the many revolutions since the
fall of the Diaz regime, this port of
entry has suffered much. Destruction
of the" railways running .southwest to
the state capital and south to Mexico
Citv has caused ureat loss of business
J not only to Mexico but to the United
States in mining and cattle interests.
Juarez often has been taken and re
taken bv rebels and federals, and
always has been the most important
point of military as well as commer
I Difficulty in protecting Juarez with
Infantry has led the war department
to determine to instal sufficient ar
tillery to protect it against any force,
ana to allow the infantry and cav3lry
to operate inland.
"With the instalation of heavy ar
tillery in Juarez, It Is assured by Mex
ican army men that no rebels will
dare to attack the Mexican border
Sonora Conditions Show the
Disrespect of Mexicans
Douglas, Ariz., Sept 4. American
ranches sacked: an Engllsi. ranch pro
tected. The difference bespeaks the
attitude of me Mexicans t.ard the
two nations, the one aggressive to de
fend its citizens rnd the other slow to
feel even when its trousers are being
booted. This was one leading feature
of yesterday's news.
A message was receivel here yester
day afternoon from tho Mujali ranch,
35 miles southwest of Fronteras, stat
ing that 150 rebels under command of
Campa had visited the rancn during the
day. The usual scene of looting "was
about to commence when "W. H. Moore,
the foreman, informed the rebel com
mander that the ranch was British prop
erty. The demands immediately changed
to requests. Campa asked the foreman
to "please allow him to take three sad
dle horses, which were all that he stood
in urgent need of." He also requested
with the deepest courtesy that his men
be goven food. Both requests were
Campa thanked the foreman, It is
stated, then rode away, stationing sen
tries about the Mababl ranch to warn
other rebels that the property "was
not that of a gringo, but of a British
OROZCO FOOLS FED
Makes Them Think He Is
East, When He Is Real
ly West of Juarez.
Pascual Orozco, leader of the Mexr
can revolution, nas oeen locaiea, ena- ; ana killed by rebel raiders while pro
ing a mystery of many weeks. The tecting his home from the raiders at
puzzle was solved wltn me iaii oi
Ojinaga Into the rebel hands, and the
discovery that Orozco was not where
he was -supposed to be, not by many
hundreds of miles. It also exposes a
clever deception by the rebel chief.
Rebels capturing Ojinaga, a stra
tegic point on the Texas border to the
east of El Paso and Juarez, were com
manded by Pascual Orozco sr., the
rebel chiefs father, a colonel in the
rebel army. Orozco himself, accord
ing to federal advices, is near Ascen
cion, a point southwest of Juarez near
the Sonora state line, from where he
has been directing the campaign of
his forces scattered over Sonora, and
also of the operations east around Oji-
J AContJnuea on, page four).
JUAREZ WITH N1C01I STILL -FffllC
To Guard North Western
Railroad With His Overall
TROOPS ENT WEST
Gen. Augustin Sanjines, with an es
cort of 60 Yaqui Indian warriors, ar
rived In Juarez today to confer with
Gen, Victoriano Huerta, commander of
the zone. Presence of a few bands of
rebels menacing the Mexico North
"Western railway to the southwest of
Juarez will be combatted with the 900
Indians under command of Gen. San
jines. These Indians will be strung
along the railway at various points.
The Indians have proved much more ef
ficient than the Mexican federal sol
diers in scouting duty and guerilla
The Indian braves accompanying the
federal general appear more like
farmers than soldiers. They wear or
dinary blue overalls a3 uniforms, and
have the colls of ammunition belts
around tneir middles as do the rebel
soldiery. Gen. Sanjines and his es
cort came directly from Guzman, a
point on the North "Western, but pre
fered to march overland than to wait
for the train. They arrived at Juarez
at 5 30 "Wednesday morning.
Juarez again is rife with rumors of
battles and bridge destruction by rebels
along the North "Western railway, but
there has been no interference with
traffic or wire communication, ac
cording to officials of the road, and all
regular "trains will be run as usual.
A movement if frdor.il trccps frcm
the city of Chihut.-i.ia to La Junta. a.
point on the westo -n division of the
North Western, is ropo'tod in military
circles in Juarez, it wai said that th
remainder of the column of Gen, Trucy
Aubert, part of whi-h was rent toward
Ojinaga over the Orient, was dispatched
yesterday afternoon over the North
"Western for La Jtuua. It is feared that
rebels will cut the line at that point, it
ARMED REBELS IN
Levee Built by Colonists Is
Washed Away and River
Overflows Colonia Diaz.
Alonzo Fernandez y Arguelles, rep
resentative of a Mexico City Banking
' company at Colonia Diaz, called "at the
.Mormon headquarters -mesaay ana xoia
the officials of the church of the con
ditions which exist therer ' "
He told the colonists that armed reb
els were riding through the streets of
Colonia Diaz when he was last there,
carrying off everything of value which
had been left there. He said that the
Casas Grandes river had overflowed,
washeAaway the levee which the col
onists had built and that the town of
i VlolmI? Dlaz ""as In danser oi beingr
Discouraged because of conditions in
Mexico, the refugees from the colonies
who are in El Paso are planning to
leave for Tucson and other places in
the southwest where they may find
employment Many of the refugees
will remain here, but wherever employ
ment may be obtained, the men will go
there iiTan effort to support their fam
ilies. Advices from Douglas say Gen. Cam
pa, with his men, was reported to be
advancing toward the Sonora colonies,
although none of the rebels had
reached Morelos when the last news
was received from there.
A daughter of Joshua Williab Stev
ens, the Mormon resident of Colopia
Pacheco, who was killed while defend
ing his other two daughters honor, is
a refueee In the El Paso refugee
camp at the Magoffin avenue lumber j
yard, sne is Jirs. tteoecca rainier, ui
Colonia Pacheco, who came out with
the first of the refugees to leave the
colonies for EI Paso. Mrs. Palmer
knows nothing of the details of her
father's murder except that which has
been received at the Mormon headquar
ters from president Jupius Roraney. of
the Mormon colonies. I
ALL MORMON WOMEN
HAVE QUIT SONORA
Many of the Local Refugees
Scatter to United
All Mormon women and children have
left the Sonora colonies of Oaxaca,
Morelos and San Jose and have arrived
in Douglas, Ariz., wnere they are being
cared for in a refugee camp, similar
to the one established in El Paso for
tne care or tne (jninuanua coiomsus. i
There are 15 Mormon men remaining in J
left by the refugees in their flight to
This information was received at
the El Paso headquarters of the Mor
mon church "Wednesday morning, by
telephone from Douglas. The tele
phonic report said that the rebels had
turned west after reaching a point
three miles from Morelos and had start
ed in the direction of Fronteras with
out disturbing any of the colonists.
There are now 300 refugees at Doug
las, from the Sonora colonies, and 300
more are expected to reach there dur
ing the day.
Many of the Chihuahua refugees,
having become discouraged after wait
ing more than a month for conditions
to return to the normal in Chihuahua,
are seeking transportation for them
selves and their families to Utah and
Arizona points. The office of the
church In the Buckler building was
crowded "Wednesday morning with
refugees making formal applications
for government transportation.
Roy Adams, the American who was
captured with Oscar Sims at the San
Pedro ranch. IS miles south of Here
ford, Ariz , by rebels Monday, is a
son of "William Adams, the Mormon
CAt-floi fftlnnla THn7 Tl'hft WJltt shftt
the time his wife was dead In tne
house. An effort was made at the same
time, according to local reports re
ceived here, to capture "William Adam
jr.. an older son of the murdered
colonist The Adams family has been
unusually unfortunate since the rebel
. invasion of Chihuahua. Mrs. Adams
uiea me uay inai ner uusumiu wast
killed by rebels: three weeks ago a deaTl
and dumb son was run over by a train
at Hachita and his foot crushed oft and
now Roy Adams, a 17 year old son, has
been captured by the rebels.
RiTTER C03IES WITH HUERTA.
F D. Rltter. engineer of maintenance
of way for the Mexico National lines
at Mexico City. Is in the city, having
arrived in Juarez with Gen. V. Huerta.
Troops Reach the Mexican Copner Camp and the Rebels
Disperse to Join the Rebel Band in the Hills A 30
Hour Fight at Nacozari, With American" Help
ing to Defend Town Against Rebel Band.
Douglas, Ariii, Sept. 4. Advices received last night by officials of the Moc
lezncia Copper company are to the effect that after a 30 hours' battle, the
garrison at Nacozari succeeded in standing off the attacking force of rebels.
The defenders snstalned no casnalltlea except three wounded.
Tne rebels withdrew nortiicast What losses they sustained la killed and
wounded la not known.
THE BATTLE RENEWED.
According to advices received by officials of the Copper company, the reb
els returned this morning to renew the attack upon Xacorarf. A work train
Intended to repair bridges and reopen the line did not leave Agna Prleta
Gen. Antonio Rojas I said to be responsible for the determination to re
attack Nacozari. He 1 said to have a force of 700 men with much ammu
nition and a good food supply.
AMMUNITION IS WASTED.
A courier who arrived1 In Douglas at 1 oclock this morning with news of
Snndcy'a and Monday's fight, fears that the town will eventually fall luto
rebel hands. The defenders have fewer than 5O00 cartridges am a result of
a woefnl waste of ammunition in the former fight, firing nt Impossible
ranges. In this respect the rebels were equally wasteful. But one Amer
ican participated la the first fight, the others saying they would not get on
the firing line unless absolutely necessary to prevent the destruction of tao
town or plant.
CAMPA IN THE FIGHT.
A courier arrived In Douglas from Cananea at noon today. He says
Gen. Emlllo P. Campa, with 250 men, each with tvro horses, a nnmber of ex
tra rifles aud a large quantity of ammunition, marched sooth Tuesday
morning to meet Ilojas in the AJo mountains, there to divide fresh mounts
and ammunition and to distribute rifles to unarmed recruit. lt is believed
this was effected and that Rojas and Campa are Investing Nacozari. It is
feared the garrison of the latter may b e short of ammunition as a result of
the 30 hours' bottle Sunday and Mondny.
FOUR HUNDRED REBELS ENGAGED.
The telegram telling of this battle received here last night, said that
the attacking rebels numbered 400 an d that after they were beaten off. they
moved west, toward the AJo mountains, where n general assembly of rebels
for redistribution of ammunition and t ood supplies was to take place. "Eleven
bridges are burned on the Nacaxorl line. These will be repaired at once.
The damage to the rolling stock of the Nacazozi railroad is lighter than
naM reported, according to Walter Douglas. Two cars of concentrates from
Nacozari were wrecked by the rebels.. The coaches and engine of a passenger
train were held intact and recaptured by the federals.
TJNEAST ABOUT MAX WEBER.
Some anxiety is felt regarding the fate of Max Weber, German consular
agent nt Juarez, who went to Moctezuma last Wedzjesday to investigate the
hangings of two Germans near that pi ace several weeks ago, and who boa not
since been heard from. He may be safe, but it is thought strange that no
word has come from him, though he has had an opportunity to communicate
with friends in Douglas ly means of couriers.
A nnmber of known filibusters are here attempting to organize an Amer
ican invasion, of Sonora with the object of setting up an Independent repub
Hc,but they 'are so closely watched by American soldiers that they may not
be able to do anything. Friday is the day set for the invasion.
CANANEA IS RELIEVED.
Fire hundred federa. troops, parts of the fifth and 22d battalions,
reached Cananea from Nogales at 5 oclck Tuesday afternoon, thus relieving
. the tension caused by fear of attack from the rebels. The latter have
disappeared from. the. territory to the northward, the lines from Cananea to
Naeo and to Nogales being entirely free agalu.
They are believed to have gone to the southeast to join the f orces-of Aln
tvrrc and Masearenas, who were driven from Nacozari Monday and who
went into the mountains to graze and-rest thelr horses.
FIGHTING NEAR "CANANEA.
Rebels and federals engaged in a battle at BaucochI Monday afternoon,
according to word brought by couriers -to Cananea and wired here. The bar
racks were dynamited by the rebels and two federals were killed and' seven
The rebel loss was not stated.
De Torre's rebel band is said to have recently joined that of Eseoboza,
near Nacozari, and, with Emlllo Campa, both now are on the wajr to the AJo
mountains, enst of Cananea, where, it Is said, nil the rebel forces ore to con
centrate. COWBOYS ARE ROBBED.
The Christensen ranch, 1G miles west of Douglas, on the American side,
was raided by rebels 'Sunday afternoon. They cut the wire fences and drove
off a number of horses.
Yonng Davis, a local cowman, was at the R. O. ranch, belonging to the
Cananea Cattle company, when it was raided Sundu). He had his string of
four mules and two horses taken, also ?65 in cah, his saddle and leggins
taken from him at the point of n rifle. He says the Invaders took 71 horses
and nil the saddles on the ranch. Several times they placed their rifle barrels
against the bodies of himself and eight other men employed on the ranch.
CAMPOS GIVES RECEIPT.
JTampos vas in command and was polite, however, insisting upon giving
Dnvls a receipt for the stolen stock. Davis stated that 300 rebels were In the
band. All were well mounted, well armed and with much ammunition, several
boxes of dynamite, and morethan n hundred extra rifles.
Roy Adams, an American cowboy, reported missing, walked Into Naco yes
terday. Jim Keyes, of this city, arrived yesterday from a ranch near NacozarL
He was robbed of six horses, his chaps, spurs, and gun, Sunday by 400 rebels
MANY BRIDGES BURNED.
A. R. Dickson, of the "Washington mines, arrived in Douglas this 'morning,
after riding out on horseback. He confirms a report that 11 bridges were
totally destroyed by the rebels. One steel ore ear was turned loose by the
rebels and derailed by a switch just before entering NacozarL
The box car blocks the track bear Cuesta and it will be Impossible for
trains to go In or out of Nacozari unti a wrecker removes the car.
IS GIVEN LIBERTY
Ricardo Gomez Robelo has been glv-
en his freedom by United States com-
mlssloner Oliver as a result of the pre
llmlnary hearing held Tuesday after
noon when the government was unable
to prove the complaint against Robelo.
Robelo had been charged as being a
conspirator against the Mexican gov
ernment with David de la Fuente, who
also has been arrested on the same
charge. They are , alleged to have
been .fomenting a revolution and to
have been In the conspiracy with Vas
Gomez Robelo was a secretary of the
revolution under Orozco and was ar
rested by American officers a few
eks ago as he crossed the bridge
conveying the message from Orozeo to
Gen. Steever that Juarez was evacuat
ed by the rebels.
EXPLOSION KILLS 37
MINERS IN FRANCE
Lens, France, September 4. Forty coal miners are known to have been
killed by an explosion of flrednmp in the Clarence coal mine near Brunay in
the department of Nord.
The explosion wrecked the mine. Seventy-three men were working in the
pit. The work of rescue proied extremely difficult, as the passages of the
mine were filled with a deme .black vapor and the walls were collapsing.
Twenty-three llvlnir miners aud 23 bodies have been taken from the
mine. Those rescued alive were fearfully burned.
The entombed men were working In a remote part of the pit and mine
officials believe it will be Impossible to save them.
Three of the reicalng party were a mong the killed and a number of the
others were Injured while trying to ala their entombed comrades.
Further explosions occurred today and the entire pit Is on fire. Mia
lag engineers have decided that it m ust be sealed.
SAENZ AND MARTINEZ
Paulino Martinez and Dr. J. S. Saenx.
who are charged with violation of tho
neutrality laws, waived their prelimin
ary hearing before United States com
missioner Oliver Tuesday afternoon and
they were bound over to the grand
jury. They both gave bond, which was
fixed at $3060 each. They are alleged
to be conspirators with Vasquez Gomez
in trying to start a revolt against the
REBELS DIVE INTO RIVER
TO RECOVER FEDERAL RIFLES
The rebels at last are getting am
munition and rifles as . result of their
capture of the town of Ojinaga. Col
Pascual Orozco. sr., now the rebel chief
in command of Ojinaga. has his rebel
soldiers diving into the Rio Grande to
recover the rifles thrown into the
river by the fiscal guards and Is re
covering them and the ammunition
thrown in with the rifles. The war in
plements are slightly dampened, but
will be used against the federal forces