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FOUR AMERICANS AND TWO HUNDRED
MEXICANS ARE DEAD INFIRST CLASH
their families yesterday afternoon
and troops are left practically with
out officers to do as they please.
Chihuahua, Mex. Gen. Carranza
notified by. Gen. Gonzales that con
stitutionalist troops have captured
Cuahtemoc Brewery, the smelter and
the central plaza of city of Monterey.
Fall of city expected momentarily.
San Antonio, Tex. Dozen big
American flags used as decoration for
Fiesta de San Jacinto in progress
here torn from building in Mexican
quarters by Mexicans. Pennants and
other decorations. on building undis
turbed. First anti-American demon
stration in San Antonio since out
break of trouble in Mexico.
Vera Cruz, Mex., April 22. Four
Americans killed and twenty wound
ed, with a total of 200 Mexieans dead
in battle waged here yesterday.
Forces under Admiral Fletcher hold
that part of the city in the vicinity of
the railroad yards, the custom house
and the U. S. consulate.
Mexicans put up a stubborn re
sistance. Gen. Gustavo Maas, com
mandant of Vera Cruz, called upon by
Admiral Fletcher to surrender in the
name of humanity and assist the
Americans in restoring order replied
that compliance with the demand
Shortly after marines were landed
from the Utah, Florida and Prairie.
Mexican forces did not oppose the
landing, but opened fire with rifles
and artillery after the customs house
The dead are: Coxswain Shoe
maker, U. S. S. Florida; Corporal
Haggerty, Marine Corps; Seaman
Poinsett, U. S. S. Florida. Name of
fourth man could not be learned.
Rear Admiral Fletcher has warned
Gen. Maas that the big guns of the
American fleet will be used unless he
stops his men from firing.
Washington, April 22. The reso
lution declaring that Wilson is justi
fied in the employment of the armed
forces of the United States to enforce
amends for the affronts and indigni
ties committed against the United
States in Mexico was passed by the
..Senate at 3:21 o'clock jthis morning
by a vote of 72 to 13.
Washington. Sinister rumors of
anti-American massacres at several
points that have "been circulated.
They are not confirmed but add to
fear that a blody story of treachery
will yet be told in connection
events immediately following landing
of Fletcher's marines and bluejackets
at Vera Cruz.
Rumored Gen. Maas and many of
Rear Admiral J. C. Badger, in Com
mand of the Second Divisiotof the
Atlantic Fleet- His Flagship Is the
Blaze started in sub-basements?
Hub store by cigarette, toss $1,000.
Company K, Second infantry, I. N.
the city officials left Vera Cruz with
G will be mustered out. i Inefficient.