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Federal Deserters At Ojinaga Will No Longer Be Sent Back to Battle
EL PASO, TEXAS,
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leasea Wire
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11 and company today announced
that It had severed connection
with some of the greatest corporations
in the country with which the firm has
long been connected.
This stop, the Arm announced, was
taken voluntarily In response to "an
apparent change in public sentiment"
on account of "some of the problems
and criticisms having to do with so
called interlocking directorates."
Among the companies from which
they retired are the New Tork Central
and the New Haven railroads.
J. P. Morgan made this statement:
"The necessity of attending many
board meetings has been so serious a
burden on our time that we have long
wished to withdraw from the director
ates of many corporations. Many of
these directorships we have accepted
with reluctance and only because we
felt constrained to keep in touch with
properties which we had reorganised,
or whose securities we had recommend
ed to the public both here and abroad.
"An apparent change In public senti
ment in iegard.to directorships seems
HUNT FOR MAN
KILLER IS PUSHED
Bingham, Utah, Jan. 2 Mayor J.
E Straup, recently elected, shouldered
a rifle and joined the manhunt In the
Utah-Apex mine for Ralph Lopes, des
perado, this afternoon Eight picked
men gathered at the Andy tunnel en
trance and waited for sheriff Smith to
knock in the bulkhead and begin
search for the gunman who has killed
six men since November 21.
Hundreds of miners climbed up the
precipitous canyon wall early today
and expectantly crowded the ledge, of
the cliff where the Andy tunnel en
trancf is located.
OJINAGA WOUNDED
RECEIVING CARE
VILLA'S CTO$E2ffdYIN
DEMAND, IS REPORT
Some of lir Vltia-Terrams Certificates
Appear Here Terrains Is Oat
on PRrele.
Although met with a dubious reception
upon its first appearance. "Constitution
aim" money now is sfttd to be In demand.
Thursday It was reported a local bank was
afte- $S0(Kj pt Villa's currency, while a
South El Paso street merchant wanted
S12.000 The money, the report Is, has com
manded 30 cents on the dollar
The demand for the currency for the
most part comes from local cattle deal
ers engaged in buying cattle in Northern
Mexico Payments for Mexican cattle are
nov. being made, in a majoriy of cases,
is the report with "Constitutional" money.
Some ol the new Villa-Terrazas currency
has made its appearance in El Paso in
denominations of $50, J5 and $100 bills.
The certificates are made payable to
Pane ho Villa and signed by Luis Terraxaa.
A statement on the certificate Bays they
are guaranteed by the state of Chihuahua,
harked mi bv the estates of Terrazas. The
certificates constitute part payment of the
ransom that the rebels have demanded for
the liberation of Terraxaa. He was forced
to sign them when first arrested. He has
now been paroled.
Terrazax pas been released from custody
In the gubernatorial palace at Chihuahua
on his personal recognizance, it Is said in
Juarez. Women members of his family are
io be he d responsible if he attempts to
escape.
Negotiations for the payment of the ran
som demanded by Villa for Ids release aafl
i-afe conduct to the border are under way
now
VILLA WANTS LOCAL
BANKERS TO AID HIM
ilia is trying to arrange for the open-.
mg of a Chihuahua bank with the El Paso
bankers according- to advices which have
been recelied by Gen. Hugh L. Scott at
Fort Bliss Villa has been In communica
tion with representatives of local banking
houses and is trying to Induce them to
assist in establishing a state bank in the
city of Chihuahua which will handle all
of the funds of the "Constitutional" state
goernment
Villa also brought $100,000 worth of sil
ver bullion with him from Chihuahua,
which he wintry to dispose of while ta 1
Jnares, Gen. Scott has Seen advised. This 1
bullion is supposed to be the silver from
th Aivnnuin uininr mmuinv t 7rrr
and is in silver bars. enlist and join Castillo, south of Co-
CAVALRY SENT TO
PURSUE BANDITS
One hjndred men, 30 cavalry and i0
infantry left Juares Thursday over the
Mexico North Western railway for
Casas Grandes, where they will de
train and march overland to Palomas.
port of entry opposite Columbus, N. M.
in is torce win remain as a permanent
tarrisoi in Palomas
At present tnere I
TWO GENERALS DIE
DEAD REVOLUTIONIST'S WIDjOW KILLS HIS SLAYER
IN FAMIL
COHO, Venezuela, Jan. 2. A family tragedy resulted in the death yeaterday
of the leaders of Ctpriano Castro's unsuccessful revolstionary army. Gen.
Laiaro Gonzales and Gen. Urbina, who had been erroneously reported among
the killed Aug. 8 last in a battle with tie government troops here, were the prin
cipals. Gen. Urbina shot Gen. Gonzales after a quarreL Later in the day Senora Gon
zales, assisted by a friend, shot and killed Gen Urbina.
CONNECTIONS WITH
LARGE CORPORATIONS
now to warrant us In seeking to resign
"Indeed, it may be, in view of the
change In sentiment on the subject,
that we shall be in a better position to
serve such other properties and their
holders if we are not directors. We
have already resigned from the com
panies mentioned and we expect from
time to time to withdraw from other
boards on which we feel there is no
special obligation to remain."
Morgan's Resignations.
The companies to which Mr. Morgan
referred are:
J. P. Morgan
New Tork Central and Hudson River
Railroad company.
West Shore Railroad company.
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
a.iJ way
Michigan Central Railroad company.
New York, Chicago and St Louis
railroad.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St.
Louis railway.
New Tork. New Haven and Hartford
railroad. .
Central New England railway.
New Tork, Westchester and Boston
railroad.
$
Sheriff Smith led the posse, S. S.
Jones, newly appointed chief of police
and successor to chief of police J. W.
Grant, who was killed by Lopes, was
second In charge. Dr. David H. Ray
and deputy sheriff Julius Sorenson,
who were with the posse that fought
an underground battle with Lopez
when two of their comrades fell, also
assisted in the hunt.
It is believed thai, counting aban
doned mines which connect with the
Utah-Apex, there are over 50 miles or
tunnels, and raises that will have to
be gone over unless searchers come
upon the gunman's body before then.
RED CROSS FIELD
HOSPITAL IS URGED
Dr. C. F. Braden Wires He Hsu 60
AVeunded 'Federals in One Hospi
tal Thinks Battle a Long One.
There are 0 wounded federals in the
Red Cross emergency hospital which
has been 'established at Pf-esldlb. Texas,
by Dr. C. F. Braden, of El Paso. He
telegraphed Dr. H E. Stevenson Mon
day at noon saying that the present
force is sufficient to care for all the
wounded now at the emergency hos
pital. Of the 60 wounded, but four
are seriously wounded. Dr. Braden ad
vised Dr. Stevenson that the fighting
was still in progress and that it looked
like it would continue- for some, tune.
He recommended that a field hospital
be established at Ojlnaga and that
tents, cots and bedding be .obtained,
from the army and that rubber sheet-'
Ing be sent from EI Paso at once.
Dr. B. E Jumper, of the Guggenheim
smelters at Torreon, add " Dr. T. 'P
Spring, of El Paso, left Thursday night
for Ojinaga to assist Dr. Braden, and
nurses Jacobson and Hoadiey also left
at the same time to do field first aid
work.
FEDERALS SEIZE
AGTJILAR OIL TANKS
Veracruz, Hex., Jan. r. Because of
the Aguilar Oil company's refusal to
supply the Mexican railway with oil,
federal military authorities have seized
the oil tanks and are drawing supplies
as needed. The company was recently
warned by the rebels that its .wells
would be set on fire if oil were fur
nished for traffic purposes. The Mex
ican railway ran short of oil and ap
pealed to the government for relief.
AFTER VASO.U1STA RbCRTJXTS.
Advices from the rebel secret service
at Presidio, Tex., say that recruiting
agents for the Vasquistas are active
among the federal deserters from
niioSo t,a tl.. .MHI.r. nr r, oh
Ojinaga and the soldiers of Orozco and
Salazar's commandE are being urged to
are 125 rebel cavalrymen stationed In
the village. This latter detachment
will be withdrawn upon 'the arrival of
the- jforce Sent from Juarez 'and will
take the field against Mcimo Castillo's
outlaw band In the mountains west of
Pearson. Orders to stay on Castillo's
trail until he is run to earth have been
issued.
Y TRA GED K
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Fl
Harlem River and Port Chester rail
road. Milbrook oempany.
New Haven Navigation company.
New England Steamship company.
Rhode Island company.
Rutland Railway company.
Hartford and Connecticut Western.
New Ontario and Western railway.
"Western Union Telegraph company.
Resignations of Firm.
Other members of the firm have re
tired from these companies:
Charles Steele
Jersey Central Railroad company.
United States Steel corporation.
H. P. Davison
American Telephone and Telegraph
company.
Astor Trust comnanv.
Guaranty Trust company
Tork.
Chemical National bank.
W. P. Porter:
Bankers' Trust company.
Guaranty Trust company
of New
of jfeev
JIU1&. . .
Thomas "W. Lamont
Westinghouse Electric and Manufac
turing company.
Utah Copper company
Astor Trus trompany.
Bankers' Trust company.
'Cut Binding Strings of Corporations.
By withdrawing from these corpora
tions, J. P. Morgan &.Co. have cut the
strings that have held together many
of the country's most important cor
porations it a community of interest,
which has been assailed within and
without congress. The house of Mor
gan feels that, it has kept within the
law In all its complex operations and
that no legal necessity or threatened
complications with the authorities at
Washington has made it necessary to
adopt a sweeping change in policy an
nounced today.
One of the members of the firm said
that Morgan & Co. had been scrupu
lously careful to observe the spirit as
well as the letter of the law, and that
the decision of the firm was primarily
a matter of expediency. Conditions had
so shaped themselves in the past, he
said, that the firm had been compelled
reluctantly to accept the burden of
management of various corporations
and that it had long been seeking an
opportunity to lessen this burden.
Important Change of Policy Humored.
The chief consideration, it was said,
which has prevented the firm from
taking such action, before this time was
the possible complications which might
follow such action. Investors through- 1
out tne worm nave, purcnasea securi
ties marketed by the house of Morgan,
and it was felt that the firm had as
sumed a responsibility in this connec
tion which could not be lightly laid
aside.
Pnr MPVAral Have W1I atroat hfcil 1
heard rumors that Morgan and com?- '
pany had decided on en lmportastu
cWJfcJB , ,rW$
--tHr Jseepfk Many -ajhibwihisv, -In
spite of the large number of res
ignations announced today, .Morgan
and company are still represented on
the boards of a number of Important
corporations. J. P. Morgan remain
a director in the United States Stew
corporation. Northern Pacific Railway,
International Mercantile Marine com
pany, National City bank and National
Bank of Commerce of New Tork. Mr
Steele Is still on the boards of the
Atchison, Lehigh Valley, Northern
Pacific, Erie, Southern, Chicago, In
dianapolis and Louisville, Chicago
Great Western and Alabama Great 1
Southern railroads,
and the General I
Kleclric company, the International
Harvester . company, the International
Mercantile, and Adams Express com
pany. Mr. Davison is on the boards of
the Erie, and Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton railroads, the Western Union
Telegraph company, the First National
Bank, the .National Bank of Commerce
the Liberty National Bank of Mew
Tork, the First Securities company
and th,e Bankers Trust company of
New York.
Mr. Porter Is represented in five
New Fork Banks, the United States
Life Insurance company, the Pere Mar
quette railroad, the Remington Type
writer Co., the H. W Johns-Manville
Co., 'the -Fidelity and Casualty Co., tne
Cruiksbank company, and the Associ
ated Land company. Mr. Lamont is
still- on- the boards of the Northern
Pacific railway, the International
Harvester Co., the International Ag
ricultural corporation, the First Na
tional Bank of New lork, and various
lesser concerns. '
Noise of New Year's
Advent, Kills P. W. '
, Coffey, Says Coroner
The blasts of the whistles and dis
charge of fire arms Wednesday at mid
night, announcing the advent of the
new year, resulted in the death of P.
W. Coffey, who wa found dead in his
"room at the Arlington hotel, corner of
ban Antonio ana Stanton streets, short-
ly alter noon inursaay. This is the
opinion of coroner E. B. McClintock, '
wno was canea to noia tne inquest. 1
The belief of the coroner is that
Coffey had been drinking to excess on
Christmas day and the day before New
Year's. Wednesday night it is believed
that the man retired suffering under
a higli nervous tension superinduced
by excessive drinking.
Coffey was a member of the horse
shoers' union at Pittsburg, Pa. A part
ly used meal ticket and Si.bO in change
was found In his clothes. W. J. Coffey,
a surviving brother, who has been noti
fied of his death, is an undertaker at
North Tarrytown, N. Y.
YAQUIS MAY MAKE
PEACE WITH REBELS
NQgales, Son , Mex., Jan 2. Peace be
tween the ''Constitutionalists' and hos
tile Yaqui warriors may result from ne
gotiations about to begin in HermosULo,
the. state capital. Yaqul chief Mourrle
has gone to Hermosillo with a body
guard of 45 indians, on invitation of the
state authorities, to see if it is possible
to arrive at a peaceful agreement.
Recent arrivals from the interior or
the state assert that mounted Yaquis
are still active in raiding ranches' and
robbing travelers. They are said to
have burned the railroad station at
Baca, near Corral, the -firstof the week.
CASTILLO IN C0L0NIA
JUAREZ, AFTER SUPPLIES
Castillo is in Colonra Juarez with his
b&nditjtf'janri is rirriiLTilfriflr lmrciAci-1 cil.
dies and provisions Iroiti the -American
ana Mexican rancners, according to a
report Friday. Castillo retreated into
Colonia Juares after the skirmish with
.the rebels who were sent from the
Juarez- garrison. He has threatened
the people of the Mormon colonies with
death unless they comply
Castillo is acting independents in
western Chihuahua and has been for
some time demanding ransoms from the
American r.'ncliers Timers and cattle
owners of that sec
26 DEPUTE
NOT GUILTY;
LIBERATED
List of Freed Congressmen
Does Not Incude Former
Cabinet Members.
CHARGE UNFOUNDED,
COURT DETERMINES
M
EXICO CITY, Mex., Jan. 2.
Twenty six former Mexican
deputies imprisoned by provis
ional president Huerta last October,
were released from the penitentiary
today. This number does not include
Rodolfo Reyes, former minister ot
justice nor Jorge Vera Bstanol. former
minister of public instruction.
The judge of the district court, who
had charge of the investigation, found
there was no basis lor tne acctTsalios
of rebellion.
A great sensation was cawed on October
10 when the Mexican minister of the in
terior. Manuel oarsa Aldape, lined P sev
eral hundred federal troops In front of the
chamber while the deputies were in session.
Just before this occurred. 11 members of
the chamber had signed resolutions of
warning to Gen. Huerta in regard to tfcs
disappearance of senator Domlnguex who
had been sent to the penitentiary- Tho
minister walked to the tribune ol too
chamber and stated that president Huerfc
considered the deputies' resolutions aa set
of unjustified aggression and a transanal
sion of the rights of the executive and the
courts. He then ordered the arrests. The
deputies were hurried off to Jafl and con
gress dissolved.
LEADERS 0
STRIKE MAY
USE RECALL
Prepare Petitions Seeking
to Oust Houghton County
Sheriff From Office.
GOVERNMENT A0-EMT
HAS PLAN FOR PE&CE
T ANSING, Mich.,
Jan. Ji-Labor
I leaders, and str:
;
jas. erase n ttS
ton county, the heart of -t copper
strike zone, according to advices at
the capital today. The sheriff is said
to have inclined the diBpteasnre of
the striking element on account of
alleged sympathy with those who de
ported president Moyer of tfee West
ern Federation of Miners, and ecause
of his alleged lack of activity m niaK- t
mg search for tnose responaiuie.ait."
ward. Governor Ferris declined to
r; - , ttr tndav.
Tt,u r,,.rnr vrriK recei
Tin til e-nvernor Ferris receives fur
ther information from John B. Dens- ,
, ,,..... ,-1... itanortmPnt nf '
more, suui:n.ui " -tr ,f ..........
justice, who Is now In the Calumet
copper mine strike region, no action
will be taken by the executive to com
municate with president Shaw of the
Calumet and Hecla Mining company
in an effort to obtain a basis of ne
gotiations for a settlement of the
labor difficulties. This was announcea
at the governor's office today.
Clarence Darrow and other labor
leaders, who conferred with the gov
ernor earlier in the week, urged him
to make another effort to bring to
gether the parties involved in the
strike which began last July.
Mr. Densmore exchanged several
telegrams witji, governor Feiris. The
state executive requested as full a
report as possible of the progress. No
hint was glvto as to the nature ol
the plans. G tesses as to its details
centered ahou: a belief that Mr. Dens
more had fou; d a method of settling
the strike iwt out requiring the com-
..!.. ,A . tuntpflto ftVAti InriirACtlV
I panics fcu vuu .....- v . .. . .. H
the strike wit lout requiring the com-
versely without eliminating tne union
from consideration.
UNION BiCKS TIP
SETTLEMENT PLANS
Houghton,
lich , Jan. 2. AnotHfer
step towards tl
settlement of the cop-
per miners' sti
ce was recorded today.
A telegram n
ched O N. Hilton, chief
of counsel of
lie Western Federation
of Miners, an
le said that it showed
that nothing
ius far propounded in
the peace negi
liations was distasteful
to the union.
le contents of the tele-
gram were n
gram means tl
divulged. "The tele-
t we are willing to go
conciliation plans," he
on with the
said.
COLORADO IS UNDER
MARTUffli LAW, CLAIM
Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 2. In ordering the
arrest at Fowlers of Loots J. Allen, former
secretary 'of the Diners' union at Agullar.
Gen. John Chass has acted in support of
his contention tl it martial law Is in ef
fect throughout 1 state and that his au
thority Is not cc iflned solely to the strike
zone
This Is the fir ' action of the sort ever
taken by a mill! ry commander in Color
ado Allen was 1 -ought here by a military
detail and Jailed waiting action next week
by the military mmission, which will ro,
convene Monday fhe nature of the charges
against the union leader are not disclosed.
MOVER SUFFERS FROM KICKS.
Chicago, 111..' Jan. 2. Charles H.
Moyer, president of the Western Feder
ation of Miners! is at present suffering
more from kicks received than from
the gunshot woftnd, according to Dr. G
V. Hilton, attending physician. How
ever, it is said Jhat Moyer may be able
to leave the bhspital by the first of
next week. i
CHIHUAHUA SMELTER
MAYfBE REOPENED
Pancho Villa Is urging the reopening
of mining properties in Chihuahua, con
centrating his efforts however, on the
Chihuahua smelter. He has conferred
with local representatives of the smel
ter and the matter has been takeh up
with headquarters in New York. A
promise to keep railway communica
tion open and to give full protection to
the plant are among the inducements
offered to the smelter management for
a resumption of operations.
w JF9re9n
oetiuons ft-pearaqnwwuggg
t to recall sheriff
m iimuM wM i mhi ,1
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DA 11 IX KAIJE3:
FEDERALS STfli
HOLD POSITIONS
MOST OF THE
(BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
RESIDIO, Texas, Jan. 2. In today's -fighting at Ojinaga. the federals appear to be holding their own. Re
peatedly the rebels have made advances upon the federal positions; but each time the rebels were driven back with-
heaw losses.
Unless the supply of ammunition in Ojinaga should give out, it is believed the rebels will be unable to take the
town. There is no apparent disposition on the part of Ortega to give up the attempt to capure the federal position, aad
the fighting today has been continuous, the federals putting up a game fight and the rebels storming the federal position
with force.
The fighting today was not as brisk as yesterday and last night The federals are parting- up a game fight and
each time the long line of rebels has charged the federal stronghold, they have found it a second Gettysburg and were
compelled to fall back for their own protection.
The rebels keep shelling the town with their cannon, though they do little damage and only cause the federals to
waste ammunition in replying. The rebels show no sign of quitting the attack and claim they are going to take the
place within a very short time.
The rebel killed and wounded so far will greatly exceed the federal less, fhe federals dan only about: half
a hundred killed, though this report generally is disbelieved. It is believed the federals killed will greatly exceed mis
number. . ,
No Americans are allowed to cross the river, therefore exact figures are uncertain.
Maj. McNaraee, commanding the United States border patrol, at Presidio, said he was ready to handle
the situation should the whole federal army retreat to this country.
Secretary of war Garrison's order to Brig. Gen. Bliss regarding the crossing of refugees io the American sjde was
regarded by the border patrol as clearly defining the situation. Heretofore Maj. McNamee has forced back to the
Mexican side such unwounded federals as waded across the river with their arms.
This resulted only in their coming to this side again and a repetition of the task of forcing them, bade Mas?
deserters on being forced back after their, arms were taken from them by die American troops, pleaded lhat they would
certainly be killed.
Under secretary Garrison's girder k is believed that Maj. McNamee, after disarming future federal deserters; wffl
permit them to remain or tins side should it appear that their . lives were endangered if sent bade if The whole federal
army came across, it is understood at Rresidjo. no attempt will be made to force any of them back, as k -then would be
considered that the defeated Huerta forces had been put in jeopardy.
Rebel agents here express the belief that one side will soon run out of ammunition, aabVif it shoald happen to
be the, federals, their retreat would jesult- imirdiateW. Gea. Villa has more ammunition oW4be wav from Chihuahua
m the bope of rimto4MIri)Mnilian befw it ts
federal commander requested major McNamee to permit the removal of
firio Diaz, Mex., opposite Eagle Pass
It Is impossible to learn accurately
the number of dead, and the belief that
It would be great was based on the
number of wounded. Many -were be
lieved to have died mrough lack of
medical attention, as neither federals
aor rebels are equipped with any field
hospital service and the Red Cross of
ficials on this side were not permitted
to ford the river even under a Red
Cross flag.
Those who ventured to help the
w.unded from the river risked the dan
ger of being shot. A few shots fired by
the rebels fell close to or on the Ameri
can side north of Presidio, but no one
on this aide was injured. It was neces
sary for Maj. McNamee to send Gen.
Ortega a second warning that any
further firing across the river might
entail grave consequences.
Deserter All Sent Back.
So far Maj. McNamee has adhered to
a policy of sending back all of the un
wounded combatants Should all of the
federals come across, they would be
disarmed, but thy might be permitted
to remain on thte side on grounds of
humanity, after tfiey had been placed
under temporary arrest The latter dis
position of the prisoners would be in
the hands of higher army authorities.
The inclination of the deserters to
carry their guns to this side with them
was the cause of some uneasiness in
view of the expected arrival of sojpany
foreign soldiers at a point where the
United States border patrol Is not
numerous. It was hoped that the fi8
erals, if they came, would cross wlg
out any unexpected incident and tlatt
the rebels would not pursue them wi
necessarily near. n
As for the battle at Ojinaga, age
mile back from tBe river, has pToce
ed uninterruptedly, with the federals
confined in and fighting from the
adobe huts in the village while tbe
rebels, always drawing closer, firSfl
aitlllery and small guns from tfce blfc
and approaches about.
Flee Ih Mad Disorder. v
Never in border history had the
been a scene quite equal to tnat ox tn
federal wounded and deserters wh
scrambled to reach the United Sta1
while from their rear there still DOU
a parting shower of shells and bullel
The river's erlsre wan a rasrged frlm
of smoke begrimed, maimed and hal;
naked soldiers, some ot tnem ruanjui
nellmell Into the river, some cryini
from the nalri ot their wounds, other:
r.rawlinsr because of shattered limbs.
over the rocks ami cacti, some greedily
stopping to dWc the muddy VtW,
and all of them begging to the Ameri-
cans on the apposite side for shelter
from the turmoil from wmen mey nu
The river bed at this noint Is formed
Sbowt feV&lTSS
andi water the soldiers came, some ear-
rying guns, others half stripped of
their clothes. At one bend in the river
200-federals, all carrying arms, waded
across. They were surrounded, oy a
handful of United States troJops-dis-.
armed and forced back.
Care of the Wounded.
The wounded were picked up as soon
as, thev reached the Texas shore, ,or
if a. wounded soldier .got stuck in hja.
mud he was dragged out and placed
in the care of the Red Cross. A sol
dier who had his arm -sliot off. another,
limping with a wounded foot, still
more who had actually crawled to the
water, a .federal lieutenant wpriflK
the unform of his rank, a bugler with
a bunch of yellow tassels on his arm. a
barefooted private who had lost his
shoes, all formed part of the hobbling
line that came down the mile which
intervenes between Ojinaga and the,
river and crossed to saftey in Presidio.
Mingled with the roar of rifles- and
artillery a mile away, the sound most
horrifying to observers on this side ,
was the incessant groaning of wound
ed men who were unable to reach the
border. Their piercing cries and moans
was an unceasing dirge to which dis
tant cannon thunder was as an under
tone. Protests Arc ntlahle.
The protest of the unwounded fed
eials against being forced back into
DESERTERS ARE VOLUNTEERS
Texas,. but. the request was refused.
-
ASYLUM IS GRANTED
DESERTING FEDERALS
WASHINGTON, D C, Jan. 8. We kept them as long as conditions or
Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, com- : tne other side were such that we fell
.nx, k t,. k.- ll would be inhuman to turn them back
manding the Texas border J In a geBeml way we fcept them untl,
forces, has been instructed by secre- , they could be safely allowed to filter
tary of war Garrison to permit Mex- ! back across the border Into their own
ican refugees to cross into Texas from
Ojinaga, if that is necessary to save
their lives. The latest order to Gen
Bliss, which reiterates former orders
on the same subject, follows:
"With reference to possible situation
at Ojinaga, incident to people crossing ' practically certain death. Armed men
the river, you will have to meet e ' who come ever are. of course.dts
mands of the situation which casta j "me the rms.are hfld b' L2S2?pi!
be foreseen at oresent. Extend suen the. themselves received as
aid to wounded as humanity indicates!
and permit refugees to cross the river
it crossing is necesasry to save life.
In other words, it Is not expected to
force people back to the Mexican side
If they are liable to be shot or- other
wise injured on their return. Gfcoper
ate fully with the Red Cross. Y-o are
not expected to turn supplies over to
the Red Cross, but to cooperate with
them in their work to such an extent
as may be necessary to meet the urgent
needs of the situation with reference
ot caring for the wounded."
Federals Considered as Refutteeii.
Discussing conditions at Ojinaga,
secretary Garrison today said:
"When the fighting first took place S
on the Mexican side and the soldiers
of the defeated party began coming
across the border, we, without regard
to technical questions of law, and in
the interest of humanity, took in as
refugees all those who came unarmed.
Mexico disarmed, was pitiable. Usually
when the United States troops seized
their arms and sent them back there
was a jargon of excited Spanish.
At sight, of the sturdy American sol
diers, the deserters went back, but
wailing as they went that they would
surely be killed! without their arms.
It was the fact that there were so
many federal deserteie as much as the
progress of the rebel fighting that
t t t tn Unltea States of tne whole
,. , , ..i;ki.
WOIlnded wexe keDt on this side
gpo,,,, of humanity The' little
te',n,?n ',"!? !Sra2L S!
f -sng - Ked Cr fla.
,.., , , ., ..
CHAMPIONS VILLA'S CAUSE;
BULLET BREAKS HIS LEG
Jose Salaiar. reported to' have eham
(gened Pancho Villa Thursday -ight when
disparaging remarks were made oy Huerta
sffmpathisers. Is a patient in the Count
llspttat with a broken leg as the result
of a bullet wound. A small sized pitched
battle occurred on Sixth street, between
SI Paso and Santa Fe . During the fight
Salazar was shot.
The wounded man was first taken to the
emergency hospital at the police station.
' where he received ittettical attention.
REBELS BRING CANNON
FOR TAMPICO ATTACK
TAMPICO, Mex., Jan. 2. Artillery and ammunition are reaching the rebel
front in such manner as to indicate that an early attach may be made on
Tampico or on the force of 1200 federal troops entrenched at Altamira, 23
miles from the coast. Several pieces of artillery and a large supply of ammunition
w.je delivered to the rebels at Cervantes today.
' Rebel engineers are operating the trains from the city of Victoria to Cervantes,
which lies only 10 miles north of Altamira.
j.
some of the wounded to Crodad Por-
"Those orders have never been
changed, and if properly interpreted
the men who have beri fighting on tht
other side of the border and who came
over unarmed, are treated as refugees
and are allowed to stay on our side of
the line, rather than be turned back to
otner refugees.
witn regara to wnai wm nappen u
a very large number attempt to come
.over. I ran nnlv ssv that nnless the
Rorders are changed (which of coarse
hey may be if an exigency calls for a
Singe) these men will be treated-as I
ve stated, that is, tfcey will be
treated as refugees. How long they
ww be allowed to stay, and all other
hypothetical questions, I am unable to
answer "
Saw Treatment to Rebel.
Ft confidence in the ability of the
500 iynerican troopers at Presidio to
deal with 'the situation there whs ex-
J pressel by officials of the war depart
ment. Jio ngnimg wui oe ioiemu
the Asierican side of the line, and
should toe rebels follow the fugitives
across tey will be given the same
treatmeA ms is accorded the federals.
Officials m-e are satisfied, however,
that the ettwe will end at the border.
LIND'TSIT IS
KEPT A MYSTERY
President rimsjes CerrespoBdents hy
KefiiNlnx t JMvlge Aay later-
mMtieaflB Conference.
Pass Chrlstlanr-BHss., Jan. 2. Mvs
tery enveloping the visit here of John
Lind, president, Wilson's' special envoy
to. Mexico, ever since his coming was
announced, continued today with th
refusal of all information as to when
or where the president would see him.
Mr. Lind remained aboard the oui
cruiser Chester early today, having ar
rived off Ship island, eight miles be
low here, last night. -Reason for the
secrecy maintained with regard to
i every phase of Mr. Lind's visit, not
withstanding announcement by tne
president's e.nvoy himself as to his com
ing, is puzzling the correspondents
here.
COUNCIL TO OKDEK BOXD ISSTE.
The proclamation for the municipal
bond t lt-ction of $450,000 is expected to
be presented for adoption at the meet
in? of the citv council Saturday morn
ii. g The election has been called for
February 11.

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