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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leased Wire
WXATHBR FSRBGAST.
Fair Tonight and Tomorrow.
WAF; DEPARTMENT preparing rapidly
TO MOVE ITS TROOPS IMMEDIATELY
President Taft Regards Situation as Most Serious That
Has Confronted Mexico Since the Pall of Diaz Will
Not Consult Wilson as to His Policy Will Make
Congress Say the Word Before Intervening. .
(BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
WASHINGTON, J. O, Feb. 13. Work of fitting and provisioning the trans
ports Meade, Stunner, McClelian and Kilpatrick to cany troops to Mexico
is beiag pushed to completion at Newport News, Va. The -quartermaster's
office there has let contracts for 30 carloads of grain and hay. Complete
crews have "beea sgaed. The majority of the sailors have been secured in New
York.
TAFT MUCH CONCERNED.
President Taft talked with callers today about the situation in Mexico and
they said he regarded the case more grave than it had been at any time since the
abdication of Porfirio Diaz.
Those who consulted with Mr. Taft today declared that the fact that he was
to go out of office within the next three weeks would have no weight in deter
mining his action toward Mexico. They declared the president was ready for
action up to the last moment of his administration.
WILL NOT CONSULT WILSON.
In regard to reports that Mr. Daft had or would consult president-elect Wil
son, it was- said at the white house today that the president considered, the Mexican
problem one for him alone until March 4.
Ambassador Wilson's dispatches today report that many houses occupied by
Americans have been seized by federal troops and the occupants driven to the
streets.
AMERICANS AT EMBASSY.
Homeless and exposed to the fire of both rebels and federals, the dismayed
refugees made their way, at the risk of their lives, to the American embassy, which
is now open to all refugees. Ambassador Wilson, however, is bow distributing
the majority among the adjoining houses by means of a committee which he or
ganized. All dispatches to the American embassy from the state department urge the
ambassador to exert every influence to keep non-coabatants from the streets. He
reports the wounding of several American men aad says he has given refuge to
between 500 aad 600 Americans.
Army-Navy Beard Meets.
A. significant U wwrtliw -MFthe day
was the early assembly of the joint
armv-navy board in admiral Dewey's
offices- The call was Issued by direc
tion of admiral Dewey himself.
It brought tog-ether at an opportune
time for consideration of joint use of
the army and navy, the highest rank
ing1 officers of both services and the
ablest strategists.
Besides admiral Dewey and MaJ. Gen
Leonard Wood, the army and navy were
represented by M&j. Gen. Wotfaerspoon.
assistant chief of staff; Brig. Gen.
"Weaver, chief of the coast artillery, and
Brig Gen. Crosier; rear admirals Oster
hause and Vreeland, and Capt. Potts.
Preparing Plan of Offtnw.
By executive order this board is
charged with the preparation of plans
for the co-operation of the army and
the navy when it becomes necessary to
conduct joint operations, either offen
sive or defensive.
Its proceedings are always secret
and may be known only through the
resulting orders to- ships and troops.
issued by the secretaries of war and
navy. The board is advisory in scope
and not capable of executing its own
projects
Taft Fully Advised.
Ambassador Wilson's overnight dis
patches were laid before president Taft
loda immediately upon his return
from Philadelphia. They contained
principally an account of the most dis
quieting feature of the fighting the
killing of two American women yes
terda Administration officials look with
much apprehension on the effect of the
killing of two Americans and one of
the first results of the incident was
last night's order to ambassador Wil
son tc warn all Americans out of the
danger zone.
"Wilson In Criticised.
Embassador Wilson's course so far
ha? toe unqualified approval of the ad
ministration, though some of the arm)'
m r. question his attempt to stop hos
flitie. Admitting that his aim was to protect
1 ves and property of Americans and
other foreigners, they believe there will
tie less bloodshed and a speedy termin
ation of the rebellion If the combatants
are allowed to fight it out.
The Navy Is Ready.
Prepared for a further call for battle
sn.ps, the navy department has kejSt
admiral Badger in command of the At
lantic fleet at Guantanamo. advised of
rievelopmenfs. The ships, with banked
fires, are ready to move at once.
The marine corps, "always ready,"
is prepared for immediate embarkation
of its companies at the Atlantic coast
ti avy ards and stations.
The marine force on the Panama ca
nal zone also is re&dy to move.
To Make Congress Act.
President Taft and the cabinet
A TTEMPT TO RELEASE
CHIHUAHUA PRISONERS
The riots at Chihuahua city wreat
caused by an attempt of rebels to lib-v
erate prisoners oi tne state penitenti- I
ar . sa American oerugees who arrived
here this morning on a belated pas
senger train.
They reported that a truce had been
made between Gen. Antonio Rabago.
the federal commander of the northern
military zone, and Marcelo Cara
veo, a lebel general. "Hie rebels were
permitted to camp within five miles o
.... tt-i nnrl nn Tnesdav thev at-
lemoted to open the prison. It was said I
that the Mexico City situation had oc
casioned the best feeling between the
rebels and government troops, but that
Gen. P.abagp insisted that opening the
state prison was going too far.
Quiet had been restored Wednesday
morning when the tram detailed. The
train encountered two burned bridges
below Juarez. These wei e repaired, but
zll telegraph lines to the state capital
remain cut.
The Americans reported thit the
federal troops expected to welcome the
piaz revolt in event of Madero's defeat,
-ind would be joined by the rebels
onl pro-Madero sympatic seems to
i list . mopg thp ouniet rs. or irresr-
2.r t- "ps. man. of wh-m fnu-h as
Ei'-i "s in vne Mad' i o rnnli'ii' i
v,rcr h'rr.r irr mti, m rr.ritx
X !sp- ' '(. :& it -st cxst
ULIIIIIUl Imini W RIIRSFSIT OF iiirviniiin'nTii inuii
mmm in
MEXICO m
ATTACKED
Washington, D. C, Feb. IS.
Anti -American feeling at Aca
pulco, Mexico, culminated in an
assault upon two officers of
the cruiser Denver before she
departed yesterday fcr Acajut
la, Honduras. The victims of
the assault were surgeon Ca
merer and ensign Guthrie,
who were passing through the
streets. Neither was injured.
Officials here are alarmed.
Acapulco has been a storm cen
ter o f revolutionists for several
weeks and the Denver was pro
tecting Americans there when
the assassination of president
Araujo. of Salvador, and the
gathering of war clouds over
all Central America, made it
necessary to send the cruiser
to Acajutla, Salvador.
Officials at the state de
partment feel the gravest con
cern for the safety of Ameri
cans in Acapulco pending the
arrival of the cruiser South
Dakota, due there Sunday.
5
Sn6-0CrS'203-s
reached a decision Jast night that con
gress should share the responsibility
for intervention in Mexico. A day of
conferences between the president and
advisers ended with the understanding
that, should conditions in Mexico City
become so much worse as to demand
the landing of American troops, Mr.
Taft would lay before both houses of
congress the full facts of the situation
Jn. a special message. Every prelimin
ary is arranged for the action which
might follow such a course. Thirty
fi"e thousand men of the army, navy
and marine corps were yut in readiness
(Continued on next page.)
Juarez
and in other parts' of- the
state.
Careieo in Chihuahua.
Passengers on today's train from Chi
huahua say that after Rabago had vis
ited the camp of the rebel general. Ca
raveo, outside of Chihuahua, that Ca
raveo came into Chihuahua and re
mained over night there Monday with
friends.
When the trouble started Tuesday
night, the Americans say, it was re
ported at the Palace hotel, where
thej were staying, that the rebels had
c me in to liberate some of their own
number who were prisoners. Other re
ports were that the soldiers of the
federal garrison had mutined and gone
tn tho tail tn lltr-atk nno nf fbair
m . . .. ... i
oiiicera wno naa Dn arrestee m con- ,
1CLllv" wun me AuiuiK u. uis sweet- i
heart More than 300 snots were fired
and thei' was much confusion in the
streps, but no one was killed, a horse
" ins the onl victim or the riots. The
Anni-Kans a that there is a mutual
j unde-standing between the federals and
it-WiB m ana around uninuahua which
amounts to a truce.
int Ameri) .ins av that
Abram Gon?al
governor
ot uninuahua, was
the capital alnc and
i - 1 E ' Uor.nt.
. '-ci there a gurn at
Rith. Alberto JIadcro
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HOI J. b. nniniisn ! nnsinrRS! IwlliAlufili uitr WL HbHlli
Democrats Have Problem in
Getting Revenue to Meet
Appropriations.
HOKE SMITH MAY BE
NEW SENATE LEADER
(By "VVInfield Jones)
WJ
ASHINGTON. D. a. Feb. 13.
It is becoming clear that the
appropriations made by this
session ef congress will run close to
$1,100,000. The estimates for the next
fiscal year are in excess of that sura.
That the appropriations will be greater
than at any previous time in the coun
try's history is probable.
Various reasons exist for this. One
is that the Democrats, last year with
an election coming on, sought to cur
tail the appropriations. Another rea
son is that the government is growing
and its expenditures cannot be held
I dnwn. The najM&flre this session of
both a public building Mil and a rivers
and harbors bill tends to run up the
(aggregate greatly. x
11 even lie Is Bis: Problem.
The fact of enormous, appropriations
is apparent, and is admitted by every
body. But the big problem is where
to get the revenue to meet the appro
priations. It is over this problem that Oscar
Underwood and his colleagues on the
ways and means committee are scratch
ing their heads. They will probably
lose considerable sleep nights over it
before they get through.
One of the most interesting phases
at this problem deals with the customs
the high-cost-of-ltvtng problem. If
they do not do that, their lease of
political life will be short.
They must reduce the duties and at
the same time they want to raise as
much, if not more revenue, from
customs than the Republican regime
has done. They would like to be able I " '",,'"" i X. arrosa the state for
iSr.' fiver IncatOeT
time relieve the public from the effects
of the tariff on the necessities of life
on the free list if they carry out their
promises.
May Increase Customs.
"Under Republican rule in recent
years, the tariff has raised about a
third of a billion dollars a year. The
growing appropriations make it im
perative the Democrats shall not let
the revenue from this source fall be
low that figure. In fact, if they keep
up -with the appropriations they will
probably have to increase the customs
revenue
It will not be easy to prove to the
public -that it is relieved from the tariff
when the government gets more money
out of the tariff than it did before, but.
the Democratic leaders take the ground,
of course, that many of the present
rates are prohibitive of revenue and
that lower rates will actually mean
more revenue.
Still, there promises to be some em
barrassment on this socre if the Demo
cratic policy does result In more
revenue but the ultimate consumer
does not perceive just where he Is re
lieved. Income Tax "Will Help.
The income tax will have to be put
into force. This Is practically imper
ative. The appropriations are growing
so that some additional source of
revenue must be found and congress
will be compelled to impose an income
tax .
The inconfe tax. however. ,will not
raise more than J1OO.000.000. as it Is
generally conceived about the capitol.
This will help the men responsible for
prouueuon oi revenue considerably,
but the rate government appropriations
are growing makes it clear that such
a drop in the bucket will not long avail
to meet the demands which "Uncle Sam
is raising more and more clamorously
lor additional money.
Congrese-nan Cordell Hull, of Ten-"esse-
's working on an income tax
KIL ixV- IIuI1 Proposes to raise about
$100,600,000 This would help relieve
the need for more revenue greatlv.
The income tax bill would . take the
place of the excise bill psoposed last
session "
Free Sngar a Bljr Lnu.
The need for more revenue is so great
tnat the proposal to put sugar on the
free list Is looked on as political bun
combe, pure and simple. Free sugar
would entail a loss of about $50,000,000
In revenue. It is Idle to talk of It un
less the Democrats are prepared to
nalft.a aeP'ng Income tax law.
probably on a graduated plan, which
W ?UMs22nAJn something In the region
or 115000.000 One proposal Is to
enact both the excise measure of last
."i0" ",? a,n 'ncome tax law such as
proposed by Mr. Hull
.1.?emocratlc Naders are concerned at
nWt aPPrP"ations are mounting.
iJUt the Pressure for nn mnnev
r dsJ?n them- Appropriation bills
r.carr'inP more monev than last
IfimNlirO TA vmabu MAAar
vent it E SCems m way to pre"
' ficoi-Kln Senator for Leader.
Hoke C"1 of what to do w,th
cauJnl ".Sf Scnator from Georgia. Is
nthSB h of tors to He awake
Fhfhdtaytlmle.d0 l0t f "S ,n
inTu,ri.,em ,B Jnst what sphere of
S the sent2?.?f Stb 8 omg to 11
ine m!a f fV March 4. He Is be-
& v-S8 the We Democratic
d1lcourai.iJ?ler !m nor hl friends are
anTn25l2 ?n.v taI of this kind or
Wim!menA.to that end.
make6 Tuft.the ., Democratic caucus
thos?whm t-1?ad.er or not- there
cratfr TJlS, th,nk he W1 e the Demo
SES.'L leader anyhow. He has already
flhAtx... : - V
"If Ywa ktis or champing1 at the bit
- r - -"vii. supposed to be imoosed
thou.Vu.Vl l"ru,l" He has been in
and ?w n,,t nlBch m" than a year.
thlnJ .rWOUl1 an eTr.-ordinar
& Vmadeadtrr h'S ""
thrutJ16?6' th;" or-ia senator i
whenJL himself to the forefront
latln Xf ian 'mPOrtant piece of legis
comeV; ?S """Wtant question of poller
ueeTne "if SP refuses to be suppressed
?ZH, ot thp vouthfulness of his sen-
.-.-.. .n i Aiu-rience and th
'nis 'n. . wjm tin . ,
'" ' it"! ic-ht of v i th
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Governor Declares Legisla
ture Is Approving Some
thing That Is Illegal.
MAY PASS IT
OVER THE V$JT0
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13. Governor
Colquitt today Vetoed the Kay
consolidation bill, passed
fey the legislature last week.
aad sent to the house a mes
sage giving his reasons for dis
nrnvinir the measure. The governor's
reasons for disapproving the measure is
because it is an enlargement of th con
trol of railroad corporations in Texas
by the sanction of the legislature to
absorption by the M., K. & T Railway
company, a foreign corporation,, of an
cther road, in violation of section 6,
article 10, of the constitution. The
governor declares he can see no good
reason for the consolidation or merg
ing proposed except that it may save
expense in bookkeeping and operation
in Texas. He also sent up an opinion
on the bill bv the attorney general, in
which that official points .out four
grounds for the unconstitutionality of
the bilL
The house decided to consider the
veto message next Tuesday, when an
effort wiK be made to pass the bill over
the governor's veto.
Alamo Bill Passes.
The house today passed finally the
Alamo mission property bill, which will
take the property from the control of
the governor and place it under that
.vS. Tk..kfe- at tk-i 'BfenuhHo- Tile
bill ugto oe to the NpSjM0 .
The Souse sJseMnlheW finally tfe4
Cotton Belt consolidation bill, whleh
provides for the absorption of the Sta
phenville, North and South Texas rail
way by the Cotton Belt.
Cattle Sanitary Measure.
Representative Walker today intro
duce in the house a bill establishing a
This bill enlarges the scope of the
Texas livestock sanitary commission.
The senate was not in session today.
Full CreiT Bill.
The house yesterday killed the full
crew railroad bill by a vote of 59 to 62.
This was the vote by which the house
refused to pass the bill to engrossment
This was one of the measures recom
mended by the labor organizations and
opposed by the railroads. This is the
third tinie that the same kind of a
measure has been defeated by the leg
islature. Consolidation Slensnre.
Immediately following the defeat t
this bill, the house passed to engross
ment the Houston & Texas Central con
solidation bill, by a vote of 87 to rt,
there being no serious opposltion-to the
passage of the measure.
To (Aid Ilallroad Building.
Representative Humphrey yesterday
afternoon introduced his bill providing
for the amendment of the stock and
bond law. in accordance with plank 14
of the Democratic platform. This bill
iihAraliuw thA lav a. to the buildin? of
new railroads in Texas, giving them I
l more scope as to tne issuance ui woum
under the direction' of the railroad
commission.
To Aid Homesteaders.
The house passed a senate bill pro
viding that owners of public school
lands purchased from 1907 to January.
1J13, in -consideration of actual settle
ment, who have failed to pay the in
terest thereon, whew such land had
been declared forfeited, may purchase
the land after forfeiture.
Redisricting the State.
While the senate is in a turmoil over
the question of reaching an agreement
on a congressional redisricting bill
that will be satisfactory to the major
ity and at the same time satisfy the
several prospective candidates for con
gress two years hence, absolutely
nothing has been done looking to the
redistricting of the 31 senatorial dis
tricts in the state. It is true several
bills have been introduced on this sub
ject in both branches of the legislature,
but there has not been a meeting of
a comn-ittee In either Branch, to con
.,,. thAfu. measures. It is nointetl out
that from, a prohibition point of view
this is Just as important, n not more
so, than the congressional redistricting.
The redistricting of the senatorial dis
tricts should have been made at the
last session of the legislature, but the
prohibition question was too active t
permit of any other legislation.
Iexa Eighteen District.
Sitting as'a committee on redistrict
ing, members of the senate attempted
to reconstruct congressional districts
in such a way as to give Texas IS dis
tricts, and at the same time keep from
throwing more man one congressman
in a new district. The prohibition ques
tion was in evidence, and objection
was raised to throwing dry counties
with the Houston and other districts.
The fourth district precipitated a scrap
because of the fat t that there are six
congressmen within a radius of 50
miles of Corsicana. Navarro county
was left entirel out of the tentative
bill and a subcommittee will try to
settle the fight.
The San Antonio district, or the 14th
district, heretofore composed ot Bexar.
Blanco, Brown. Burnet Coleman, Co
mal and Gillespie, is changed to the
13th, with Bexar, Wilson, Kearns, Go
liad. Victoria. Calhoun. Refugio. San
Patricio and Aransas counties.
The El Paso district Is to be known
as the 15th instead of the 16th district
and is to take in Comal, Kendell. Kerr
and Gillespie counties, near San An
tonio. To Cut Dovin Lesrl-tlaturc.
"Renresentative Robbins has intro
duced in the house a ioint resolution j
plOpo&lflK al) tlllieiiuuitriii vu liic uuiisit-
tution proMding for a new apportion
ment of thf state into representative
districts TI.e proposed amendment
lcies the number of state senators at
31, as at present while the member
ship of the house is reduced from 142
to 93, and shall never be increased
above that n amber It is also pro
Moed that no one tountv of the state i
sn u in mort- or ui in parr oi more I
in. ii iwn i inmiiii uisuiits. ir.fi
tmmlni- of ih. 1 ,' ltim undi r this I
0-ontinui J. on pasc i.)
JHuA-lJJ
Arizona Legislators Debate
the Matter at Length; also
Suffrage.
WOMEN WILL NOT
YET BE REGISTERED j
PHOKNIX. ARIZ, Feb. 13. Just I
what will be done in the way of
anti-lobbying legislation at this
session became known Wednesday af- !
ternoon when Homer Wood's senate bill
No. z was passed by the senate, 10 to
& and Irvine's house bill No. 15 went
down to defeat in committee of the
whole house, 18 ayes and 16 noes.
The defeat of the Irvine "bill came
after a hard fight Friends of the meas
ure have not given up hope of passing
Wood's measure when K reaches the
house, but its chances are slim.
When the committee reached Irvine's
bill. Lynch moved a minor amendment
which was approved. There was much
lively discussion over the different
provisions of the measure, which was
read section by section. Graham was
the most consistent fighter among its
supporters. He declared that the con
stitution made it mandatory on the
legislature to enact some effective anti
lobby law and that be was pledged to
vote for one.
Hall thought that persons should not
be accorded more privileges in the way
of lobbying than were permitted cor
porations. He opposed the section re
quiring corporation agents to be reg
istered,' but leaving the restrictions less
lax about persons lobbying in their
own interests.
If a Member Is Interested.
JC L. Kkaa wanted to knew what
-wtmia taattfcn wtorosr ibenther of the
legislature to own stock In a. corpora
tion having interests affected by pend
ing legislation.
K. T7 Moore wanted to strike out the
first line of the bill, "It is hereby de-
ciarea to oe against public policy. The
practice of lobbying, of course, he said
i fs in. Tone that i. 12.t mio .iTVT
'8 BrooksVanted fiK&'trSnSe
taws now on tne statute oooks. which,
tect legislators from being influenced
improperly.
Hon They Voted.
In voting against the indefinite post
ponement of the bill, A. R. bynch ex
plained Xiat no one had approached him
improperly. Several others made short
- - , "- k'j on..cii. i.- iu-
statements explaining their votes. The
ote on the proposition to postpone the
bill indefinitely was as follows:
Ayes uarxer. Brooks. Cocke, Craig,
Crofoot. Currj. Drennan. Duncan, Gon
zales. Jacobs, Jacobson Jones, Kane
Maddock. Matt ox, A. A. Moore. K. T
Moore. Wren.
Noes Babbitt. Ball Bradner. Bu
chanan. Kllis, Graham, Hall, Irvine
Johnson, Kelton. Kerr. Lewis, Lynehl
Saxon, Whipple, speaker Linney.
Later, on the question of adopting the
recommendation of the committee to
postpone the Irvine bill, the vote was
17 to IS, Drennan being absent.
In the committee, Crofoot" s motion to
instruct the committee on judiciary to
bring in an anti-lobby bill, was adopted.
Iteglfltratlon of "Women.
Bill No. 8. also by Irvine, caused al
most as much of a scrap in the com
mittee of the whole as did No. 15 and
it caused even more of a fight in the
formal session. When adjournment was
taken. Its status was rather hard to de
termine. When the house met in the afternoon.
a majority of the committee on suf
frage and elections recommended a sub
stitute for No. 8, which provides for
the registration of women, who were
given the vote at the last election.
Harry Saxon submitted a minority re
port favoring the passage of the bill,
as Irvine drew it. but with the emer
gency clause stricken out. -
When the bill came up in committee
of the whole, Leon Jacobs objected to
ii on me ground or economy. It would
cost a great deal of money to register
the women, he said. Crofoot suggested
that the registration books merely be
opened for supplemental registration,
which would include women and men
alike who are not on the present regis
ter. "cceJwary to Peace and Safety.
Saxon then moved that the emer
gency clause be stricken out. He saw
no reason to believe that the "peace,
health and safety" of Arizona required
the immediate registration of its fe
male citizens. Whipple disagreed with
him. He cited the experience of Eng
land with Its suffragets. "Broomsticks
are more plentiful than guns." he said '
"It strikes me that it is very necessary J
to the peace and safety of Arizona that '
women be placed on the great register
as soon as possible. Otherwise we may
have a revolution."
This was one of the few bright snots
in an otherwise deadly serious after
noon. The motion to strike out the emer
gen clause was voted down almost
unanimously
Linne-. wanted the bill referred to
me committee on printing before tak
ing anv further action. His motion
was voted down
Harr Johnson wanted to amend a
certain section of the bill b.- inserting
the word "natie' before citizens. No
one could see that it would make any
particular difference, but Johnson ex
plained that he wanted to make sure
no one who became a naturalized citi
7en 90 days before an election, and be
came 21 years old between the time
or his naturalization and the election
could vote. It was a technical point for
lav.yers to decide, and no action was
la'.ien.
A'oIIbe to Postpone.
The committee of the whole had
rccommendd that house bill No 8 be
postponed indefinitely and the substi
tute adopted W hen this nart of th
report came up In the formal session, 1
j' uciore me ciose oi me afternoon a
work, the motion to refer the suhstitnto
to the
i. ... ... .
prinun
rig committee before tak-
in; attu.1 came up again A vote was
i.n i u it stood 14 to is against th
u io drains! in
hid innouncjd
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C-atmu- d on p
FEDERALS GREATLY
TT!Tn?.T.C
J
jardin Hotei and Cable Office Among the Structures Hit
i
Today Americans Are Gathered in and Around the
American Embassy For Protection Reinforce
ments Received During Night by Federals.
(BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
M!
EXICO CITY, Mex., Feb.
the American embassy at noon declared that a detachment of govern
ment troops was shot to pieces or the western edge of die city early
today.' This indicates that Diaz has a mobile force outside his lines m the
central district. s . .
Fighting resumed early today and the city was again swept by a rain of
lead and shell. Two non-combatants were killed s front of the American club
by bursting shells this mormng.
AMERICAN CLUB IS HIT. ,
Shortly before noon several shells pierced the library of the American
Nobody was injured. The building was peppered with bullets.
club.
Early this afternoon the rebel batteries turned their long range guns in
the direction of the national palace. Many of the shells, thrown in a high arc
clear across the city, struck the building, but did little serious damage.
A little later during a small arras action, some buHets fell within the
American embassy grounds in the heart of the cky, tackly agreed upon as the
neutral zone.
Today's battle, which was expected to be decisive, was begun between
the federal troops supporting president Madera and the, rebek under Fefa Diaz
at 8 oclock this morning.
REBELS ARE OUTMJMBERELX
..- Tj5pvefgp9Bt fercacJMkd die adrafttgeiijwmfcrK tfeLaffly latajW
7000 men aganst the 300tTrCToT5ioiSSer TJSz. r
Gen. Huerta and president Madero declared ftey would be badly dis
appointed and surprised if Diaz and his mutinous army were not reduced to
submission before nightfall.
iDe Datue ao. witn heavy tiruig by the federal artiBery, wlrici had been
stren Enforced in the night. The rebels oceBpie the sameSsitienB they held
' ycHiausy aiounu tne arsenal ana. me
. leuucu wii.il a awl me.
STREETS ASE DESERTED.
The popelation.faad either deserted the center of the city or remained hidden ,n
the bouses, as it was impossible to stir en the streets witfee-at ranaiag esannons
risks.
The federal forces were reinforced last night by the arrival ef detachments of
all arms of the service. Meanwhile the rebels had fortified themselves ia the dis-
. iuh, u: teuin ui wmtn was tne arsenal,
Tlu nJAl. Vm.kW 1..J X 2
.mt itrvwa, Mm, .mm. jiol uKieasea in numoers, ana the sue ot the army
under the command of Diaz is believed to be only a little over 2500.
CTJERWAVACA TROOPS ARRIVE.
Most of the federal troops who arrived in the night were those commanded by
Gen. Angeles, which he had called from Cuemavaca. The total of these is said
to be 1500 and they brought with tnem two pieces of heavy artillery with much
ammunition and stores. Part of these troops are believed to be the band so badly
shot up in the suburbs.
Lieat. CoL Barron, who has conducted dashing campaigns daring the revocation
in Michoacan and Guanajuato, arrived with a small force, while Col. Ocaranza, an
other young officer with a reputation for brilliant work, came in at the head of
200 federal troops from Veracruz. ,
FIRING DURING NIGHT.
As early as 6 this morning, movements of troops was observed in both the
federal and rebel positions, and it was expected that fighting wwrid be resumed.
There was a scattering fire throaghoat the night and a brief exchange of can
non shots about 1 clock.
The government forces were strongly reinforced in the night, and the federal
commander declared this morning that he had 7000 men, while the rebels had only
about 3000. y
Gen. Huerta placed in command of the federal artillery Lieut CoL Rubio
Navarrette, who has the reputation of being the most capable artillerist in the
Mexican anny He gained fame in the campaign against Onweo when he was un
der Gen. Haerta's command.
REBELS FIRE ACCURATELY.
w JlWa. dIHCSi ? Hw the rebeb aaW l0BS re8ist re POHred in by
the federals, but they aga,n showed the same excellent markmanship which charac
terized the previous fighting and this enabled them to offer a grim resistance.
Between 9 and 10 oclock shrapnel rained on the walls and shatters! the
CabVf SE?.E2lt"!- -. - t theirltatio
" w " TZZZZ-IIQm a new entered the Jardin hotel.
TELEPHONE STILL OPERATING
Umted States ambassador Sgnry Lane Wilson prevented the issuance of a
general order to cut off all telephone communications late this monST Jo-
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NA 1IONAL TRAINSARE
ATTACKED AND BURNED
Laredo.. Texas. Feb. 1J. The where
abouts of the north bound passem: -train
from Mexico City, whi.h lflt
ihere Tuesday night, still is unreportej
and there is apprehension for t-u-saret
of its pas-x njjors. An unsu. -cessfu!
attacU aa made on the south
bound Mexican National lines passen
ger train which left here Tuesday.
A passenger from Mexico City en
1 ? nJKhtI? train rePrted that at least
1008 Americans were without funds to
leave the capital even if the oppor
tunity presented, because the banks
had been closed since Saturday v
large number of Americans were -.t
the railroad station, he said. eagerU
seeking to take north bound train's
for MckeS Wefe rCrU,,ed " WB,"
Many Americans, the passengers be
lieved, were practically marooned at
the station without food, shclt-r or
monej
u..I!-rCUlar. teIe?' am transmitted to
mL. l??aJ h- Pres"lent Made...
said that all day yesterday and last
JT ;. "crnment roxecs bombard
me mauei and succeeded
in de-
--.... uitr ..in- vomer or tne
arseia'
i --..v. ... ,-i.tti lorces.
Train U Bum,
Tivs, )B , a,,,,, .l'll'i
ithn , t t ., v
ni-upit-u oi renei forces.
rned,
EL PASO, TEXAS,
Thursday Evening
February 13, 1913 12 Pages
i
OUTNUMBER THE
"Rim BfOTT. TPTTJV TC RTPCP
w
13. Straggling federals wfeo arrived at
i. m. u. A, BBUdJac. and from there tbev
wnicn ieu into theid hands Snaday.
3 . ... .
f another fr. i;ht was in doubt. sui-
"Jfas rumorc 1 it was attacked.
the south bound passenger train.
vvmch left Larodo Tuesda night at
.' ocloek proceeded in safetv until
?-, Sl 18 mi!es south of tnis city at
- 1 Saiado, where it was attacked ty
band of 50 to 180 rebels As the
l i rain was enttring the station, the en
gineer was fired upon. Realizing the
danger, ho r-trsed the leer and
backed full soed toward Salt'llo, pur
suod b the rebels on horsebaek The
spesd of the mounted band was r.ot
sufficient to o rtike the train The
passer.gers v. t re endangered by rebel
Sun fire
Aboard th trim was a party of 15
We'shrpt n in ' oute to Neoaxa, a point
beond i!e.,v.o City, to take eriplo
ment with a light and piner corvinv.
Today's passenger li fo-u Mexico
Cn included bishop Hrj1rt of the
Methodist Kp scooal oh souih of
Kansas (it He was .i ici;, r on
the south hound tia'n n i i i at
t n kod b i - els and . m i -i th.
Th's nfteuii.on h.-'i-i I' r v jaid
that the ierf aMm . ' t noit'i
bound train from Mexico City was not
Known at t' e time of the attack at r.I
Saiado.
Bi'ho'i H- ilrit saM tie rt bel band
i'liV'ii ro v i t vtitinj -;rul.:e
"-. 'n-t th Nn " t i nlro id and ni-
1 u
villi
1 Th, roa S
uid I :
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