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MO “CRISTEROS” BATTLE FEDEKALS I Clash in Jalisco Continues Three Days—Rebels Claim Two Victories. By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, April 25.—"8100dy” fighting between 1,000 so-called re ligious rebels and the federal army of Gen. Saturnino Cedillo at TepatitlAn, Jalisco, was believed still in progress today after three days’ conflict. Shouting their battle cry, "Vive Cris to Rey”—"Long Live Christ King”— the beleaguered rebel force was said not only to have repulsed federal at tacks with hand-to-hand and bayonet fighting, but to have inflicted reverses on the government troops. Gen. Cedillo, charged by Gen. Calles with "extermination” of the "Cristeros” —as the government terms the rebels —was quoted as expressing confidence his superior numbers and better equip ment would prevail in the end and that he would invest the town. He had 5,000 soldiers at his command. News of the encounter came almost simultaneously with advices of a peace offer on his part, declaring a 20-day truce in the region affected by the so called religious rebellion, during which safe conduct to homes was guaranteed those who surrendered and relentless persecution promised the more ten acious. A proclamation by Gen. Cedillo said: "Mv soldiers” right arms are cloaked with iron with which to destroy you, but their left arms, the arms of the heart, are cloacked in white and which to pardon you.” Casualties Numerous. Dispatches to La Prensa from Guada lajara offered the most comprehensive accounts of the battle at Tepatitlan. The dispatches said there had been numerous casualties. Gen. 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The rebel force was said to be in con trol of strategical points near Tepa titlan, which is only 50 miles east of Guadalajara, second city of Mexico, and about 35 miles west of Arandas, Gen. Cedillo’s headquarters. News Causes Surprise. News of the encounter caused sur prise at Chapultepec Castle, where there was apparent considerable perplexity «*s to the exact stage of fighting on the West Coast before Maslaca. Gen. Ce dillo had been thought to have the "Cristero” situation well in hand, and it had not been believed any unit of the so-called religious rebels had more than two or three hundred men in it. As seen here the offer of amnesty ex tended by Gen. Cedillo, evidently just prior to the beginning of the Tepatitlan engagement, contained nothing new to Mexican law. "An inventory of the churches” was demanded, with every priest informing national authorities where he was officiating. This provision, with its supplementary statement that government protection would be offered to church services after it was complied with, was seen as noth ing more than the requirement of regis tration of priests made by the Mexican constitution. It was this requirement to which the Mexican episcopate ob jected when it ordered cessation of services more than two years ago. Pamphlets containing the notice of the 20-day truce—negatived apparently by the action of Tepatitlan—and the offer to the priests, with the threat of annihilation if not complied with, were dropped from airplanes over the region affected by the rebellion. They have charged bandits used the guise of the church to cloak their ac tivities, which have -anged. over the states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Durango, Colima and Aguascalientes. Forced to Dig Own Graves. Mexico City papers today published accounts of another occurrence in the affected area. Dispatches said a band of 30 rebels led by Jose Guadalupe Lopez captured an auto truck with a chauffeur and three workmen near Do lores-Hidalgo, Guanajuato. A court e»^——umi ■ mmmmmm «——«■ itmm'i THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D, C., THURSDAY, APRIL' 25, 1929'.' martial convicted the men of "stealing grain from small farms.” After being forced to dig a grave for themselves, they were stood beside it and executed. Fighting was believed already in progress in Sonora, where cavalry and Infantry columns of three federal gen erate, Lazaro Cardenas, Talamentes and Jamie Carillo, were engaged in a movement against rebels entrenched at Masaica. Delayed dispatches relating some delay in getting the movement under way relieved somewhat Chapul tepec Castle tension, which had arisen when nothing was heard from the con flict. Gen. Juan Andreu Almazan reported he was moving his troops through Pul pito Pass into the state of Sonora. There was no confirmation here that he had met with resistance and a bat tle had ensued in the pass. Dispatches to Excelsior from Guada lajara said "Cristeros” had attacked five towns in widely scattered sections of Jalisco this week. Most of the at tacks were repulsed by defending mili tary units. Cuyutlan and San Nicolas de Ibara were sacked, a civilian being killed at the latter place. La Barca, Belen and Tlerra Colorado repulsed the attacks. ■■■ • Confederate Veteran Expires. FRONT ROYAL. Va.. April 25 (Spe cial). —Phillip Stickley, 86. died yester day at the home of his daughter. Mrs. J. R. Baldwin. Mr. Stickley was a Confed erate veteran, having served throughout the war as a member of Company D. 17th Virginia Infantry. He is survived by seven children. • Marriage brokers in Berlin are reap ing a golden harvest. Marriages this year have surpassed all previous records. j<j— ItVNILAtS For All Occasions of Sports Beautiful new designs in the ever popular tapestry. 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He resided in France for a number of years prior to removing to his home on the Isle of Wight. He had a wide ac quaintance here. He was 67 years old. He was married first to Miss Bailey of Philadelphia, the daughter of the late James T. Bailey, head of the jewelry firm of Bailey, Banks and Biddle. After the death of his first wife, he married again. His wife sur vives him. Besides his widow and brother of this city, Comte de Sibour is survived by two sons, Vicomte Jacques de Sibour and Vicomte Louis de Sibour of London, both of whom married daughters of Gordon Selfridge, department store owner of London. The son, Vicomte Jacques de Sibour, an aviator, is on an airplane trip around the world with his wife, who was Violette Self ridge, and expects to arrive in Washington some time next Summer. Comte de Sibour was a member of the Knights of Malta. CONCERT IS PLANNED. The 25-piece Chadwick Orchestra, under direction of Sergt. E. W. 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