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T. H. Hobler tig- British charge
d'affaires, refused to surrender me.
There was some further parleying,
but with the arrival of the relief
train, on which were British blue
jackets from the Essexwe were per
mitted to continue toward-Vera Cruz.
Galveston, Tex. The Fifth Bri
gade began embarking on trans
ports this morning for Vera Cruz to
relieve the marines. All transports
will sail by 4o"T:lock. The destroyers
Reid, Flusher and Preston will con
voy the transports.
San Diego, Cal. Monitor Cheyene
believed to have arrived at Ensenada
to relieve Americans beleaguered in
consulate. Consul Guyant wired:
"Have taken refuge in consulate.
Situation critical. Send warship im
mediately." Washington. Transports have
been ordered to take artillery to Vera
Cruz. Vessels which carried Fifth
Brigade could not accommodate
Washington. The administration
refuses to admit constitutionalists
will side with-Huerta, President Wil
son said tfiough troops were being
ordered t6 border, Huerta was the
only man against whom it would be
necessary to direct operations.
The statements of Villa, who was
not consulted about Carranza's defl,
has relieved officials. The rebel gen
eral said it would be foolish for his
men to assist "drunken little Huerta."
The general staff is mapping out a
plan of campaign for the army which
will land1-at Vera Cruz. There are
places along the line to Mexico City
where a regiment could stand off a
(Trouble may come along the border
from outbreaks by disorganized Mex
icans. The U. S. would be forced to
cross the line, and Villa's nien might
get beyond his control. Villa says
that under no circumstances will he
bear arms against America.
Ei Paso, Tex Special train carry
Parral 3and Torreon 'reached Jrarez
early today. Conditions in those cities
quiet, but non-combatants were ad
vised to leave.
Sensational reports came from ref
ugees that Carranza and Villa were
on verge of break because of latter's
refusal to back up the rebel head's
defiance to the U. S.
Vera Cruz. Maj. Smedley Butler,
who will command advance guard of
marines on march to Mexico City, has
been over ground 50 times in last
year and made maps of entire route.
New York. Nine hundred coast
artillerymen are boarding transports
off Fort Totten, which will proceed to
Mexico as soon as they are loaded.
Washington. The Navy Depart
ment announced three men killed
and twenty-six wounded in yester
day's fighting at Vera Cruz. The total '
loss of the American marines and
sailors in three day's fighting is fif
teen killed and seventy-three wound
ed. Yesterday's casualty list follows:
Dennis J. Lane, seaman, New York
Edward H. Frohlichstein, ordinary
seaman, Mobile, Ala. " n
Elzie C. Fisher, ordinary seaman;
home address Hayes, Miss.; next of
kin, father, James B. Fisher, same
Washington. Orders given for 250
marines to join New York when she
sailed from New York City Sunday
for Vera Cruz.
Berlin. Commercial circles here
had report that ex-President Porfirio
Diaz has sailed incognito for Mexico.
Larendo, Texas. Entire city of
Neuvo Laredo .across the river, is be-
ing evacuated by Mexican federal sol
diers and inhabitants.
Salem, Ore. Gov. West says he
will go to front as member of a cav
alry regiment, if Oregon troops are
San Antonio, Tex. During at
tempt to arrest Mexican pickpocket,
body of Mexicans attacked police officer.
ing 150 refugees from Chihuahua, J