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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN,
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR
10 PAGES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. JANUARY b 1913
10 PAGES
YOL.XXY. X0.22i
TURKS ARE ROUTED FROM THE
CAUCASUS BY THE RUSSIANS
Two of tho
Invading
Thvoo Turkish
(.'olimuis Meet
With Disaster,
Nut lieiun Killed
turcd in Ifctroat.
I l'oops
or 'aji-i
AHDAIIAX RKTAKEN
RY THE RUSSIANS
Russians Also Report An
other Victory Over the
Austrians in the Uzsok
Pass of tiie-rar));thians.
Seizin; Rich Oil Field.
rF.Tnor.RAn, Jan. 5. Russian
troops gained a decisive vietory at
Sari Kamysh capturing the entire
Turkish ninth army eorps, accord -iiiji
to the headquarters in the
Caucasus. Two other Turkish
army eorps are reported to have
heen hoaten and three division
commanders captured. The de
feated Turks are being pursued.
I
LONDON". Jan
TurUis'n t ohimns
Russian Caucasus
liisn.ster and the
.-.Two
which ins
last week
troops not
three !
1 1 ! th.-i
t w ith !
killc
eaptured are in disortlerly retreat pur
snetl by the Russians. The column
which took Ardahan two days ago was
driven out of that town, according to
Petrograd official tlisiiatches and is al
most surrounded hv the Russians n il"
hold the main roads.
Another column which crossed the
frontier near Sari Kamysh. on the road
to Kars, suffered even worse defeat,
one r'f the two army corps which com
posed it heinpr captured in tin entirety.
The Russians- also report another
victory over the Austrians in the Cz
sok Pass of the Carpathians. The
Austrians here are said to be in full
retreat with a violent snowstorm rap
inn. Military men look for bigger even's
between the lower Vistula anil the East
Prussian frontier.
l!v lorcing the f zsok Pass, the Rus
sians gain control of some of the mosi
valuable oil fields of the Austrian em
pire, and thus shut off another of the
sources of fuel supply which the Ans-lro-Oermien
Armies are said to be much
in need of. This, however, has only
been part of the Russian attack. While
forcing hack ihe Turks ami Austrians,
the Russian troops holding the line of
the Masurian hthes in East Prussia, are
lighting srenuously to withstand the
German offensive in North Poland: are
advancing towr-.rds Crawcow and have
dossed to l'.ukowina, which is now
virtually in their possession.
!:i North Poland, where Russia is
confronted with a most serious task,
the weather is proving a useful ally.
The Hermans, according to all accounts
are making only slow progress with
their offensive operations, while the
Russians, an unofficial dispatch from
Berlin says, are advancing toward
Cracow, ami Southern Silesia.
The Russians are now in possession
of the greater part rf the intervening
territory between the lower Vistula,
and the Kast Prussian frontier anil un
less engaged when the river freezes,
would fall on the (iermun flank to the
south of the Vistula.
It i.- believed here, therefore, the
Germans are planning a movement
from Thorn, in Kast Prussia, in an ef
fort to prevent this action, as the fight
ing would take place in the onvn and
would afford a contrast to the trench
warfare which prevails along the rest
of the front.
Except at the two extreme wings on
the lielgian coast and in upper Alsace,
where the allies gained some ground,
the fighting on the western front has
been done 1V sappers, miners anil tile
artillery. From the coast to the Swiss
oonltr, troops cither have heen en
gaged in shelling opposite trenches to
trying to sap and mine them, (inly al
isolated points has the infantry beeu
given its opportunity.
Croat interest is attached to the np
( rations of the French in upper Al
sace. The capture of Steinbach was
accomplished after almost superhuman
efforts as the Germans had strongly
tntrenchtd themselves. Now the French
are attempting to force their wtiy
(Continued on Page Fouri
ANNOUNCEMENT
-
The Republican's great bargain offer absolutely closes Saturday,
January !'th. Positively no extension of lime,
THE ONLY PAPER IN PHOENIX ADDING
A BIG SUNDAY PAPER
Get the news every
until .Monday night
a week.
day
for
in the
The r.epuhli.an
during HUT..
is
the big paper for you
Sai" $5.00
Not Good After Saturday
HAS PRESIDENT
1 APPOINTMENTS'?
1 ASSOCIATED PRESS PISPATCIll
WASHINGTON, Jail. r. Members
of
(,.
the Senate judiciary siwi-wmrait-appointed
to inquire into the con-
stitulionnl phases n
dispule between the
President discussed
ioimally today anil
run. the rhainnan.
meoliiiL: would be
t the patronage
senate anil the
their task in
Senator culber
saifl tonight a
railed in a duy
lui
Tl-i
i tain
i ' i
i men;
commit Jee is directed
'he constitutionality
to useor
of the
making recess appoint
vacancies which uccu.
senate is in session, as
TO MEET HERE TO
. FRAME PETITION
PLESCOTT, Jan. T, A strong
delegation of nv rcliants from all
pans ,,f Arizona will meet at the
Hotel Adams, Phoenix, on Tues
day, January J. to frame an in
itiative petition to the legislature
asking that a special election he
called as permitted in Article.
Twenty-one, Section One. of the
Arizona constitution, to change
the prohibition amendment and
ask the repeal of the old age
and mother
pension measure?
Cardinal Merrier
Is a Prisoner in
His Own Palace
associated press dispatch!
AMSTERDAM, Jan. r.. Cardinal
Mercier. primate of Belgium and arch-j war against the older organiza
I.Lshop of Marines, has been arrested i .;., is .iilv,..d against the leading
hy the German authorities and held a!
prisoner in Ins palace at Malines tin-
der military guard, according to a dis- '
patch received hy Tijd from Rosendaal. J
A report, which is not confirmed, i
says the cardinal's arrest is the result
of -l p.i:-torul letter issued by him and
read on Sunday in the churches :
throughout Belgium. In the letter-the ',
Cardinal is said to have referred to thej
occupation id' Belgium as without legal i
authority, telling the Belgians they owe
neither allegiance nor obetliance.
CHILDREN IN SWEATSHOPS.
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON, Jan. :. The invok
ing of the rigid application of the
law to keep little children out of the
sweat shops," was urged hy Sena
tor y-nyon, of Iowa, before the ele
venth annual conference on child la
bor. He told the delegates they
.should reverse their policy of plead
ing with the captains of industry.
"It is no use to argue with th'
manufacturer who employs children"
the senator said. "It is time to bring
down the strong hands of the law.
Let us flood congress with letters
so that congress may know that this
national legislation prohibiting em
ployment of underaged children is
what the people want. Congres's usu
ally yields lo public demand."
WATER HOLE MONOPOLY TO EE
ATTACKED IN FEDERAL COURT
Litigation
f many years' standing.
w ill be concluded at an adjourned
session of the fetleral court Monday. I
when the United States will start Its
big suit to camel mining tatents held
by the Grand Canyon cattle comp
any. Alleging that the company, an:!
its predecessors.
F. Saunders anil
year.
Do not wait from Saturday
e cry morinng. seven days
to read every (lay
Now
Only
$5.00
THE RIGHT 10
was tilt
Ew ing i
mat shal
the appointment of
to he I'nited States
western district ef
Claud
for 1 lie
Missouri.
Senator P.eot
been named a
committee and
of .Missouri, who has
member of the sub
has been fighting the
hill and nomination, is delving into
the authorities preparatory 10 the
meeting of tlie committee.
Should The committee report thai
the president exceeded bis constitu
tional authority it is said the onlv
r medy in ease any should be Hough.,
woilltl bt- to submit the case to the
house with a view to impeachment
prt tcoediims.
RIG LEAGUE IS
A TRUST SAYS
FEDERAL SUIT
jP.ill
l' c
niiplaiiit Filed in
Court Threatens
Fabric of Major
I'
S.
hitirc
lasohall Organization. .
I'M m r l'lavers Involved.
ASSO"IATi:n l'KKSS msPATOMl
I CHICAGO, Jan. ."..The entire
fabric of organized baseball is threat
j ened, it is said, in the anti-trust suit
t filed by the Federal league against
the majors. This suit, which is the
heaviest gun of the Federal league in
bodies operating under the national
agreement. including the National
league, American league ami national
commission. Not only is it possible
that the Intricate organization will be
declared illegal and that inter-league
agreements may be dissolved but ten
ten thousand players in major ami
minor leagues will be declared free
agents.
The bill of complaint was filed in
the Fnited States district court for
northern Illinois, and the first ac
tion on it was taken hy Judge Keiie
saw Landis, an ardent baseball fan,
who set January i?n as the day for
the hearing.
It asserts that the national agree
ment, under which organizetl baseball
exists, was made for the purpose of
so dominating the players that their
engagements by clubs outside the al
leged combination would be difficult
if not impossible.
The hill Includes eleven prayers for
I relief, the leading sections being:
I 1 That the national agreement and
I that the rules of the national com
i mission he declared illegal and the
; defendants be enjoined from operating
j under them.
I 2 That the defendants be declared
to constitute a combination, a 0011-
( Continued on Page Fourl
I C C. Haley, located anil held as
mining claims, all the water holes
and lakes in the Houserock valley in
Coconino, the government is demand
ing that such patents be cancelled,
and that the company's control over
one of the finest strips of cattle
range in Arizona be broken.
Because Sauntlers antl Haley se
cured control of the springs and
water holes on two sitles of the
Houserock valley, a fine open spa-.-'
lust east of the Kaiba.h National
I Forest, and west of the north-turn
ing Colorado river, they were able
reign supreme 'in that excellent rnngo.
Tleing out of the way, the valley Vis
seldom visited by the authorities.
Since the death of Saunders, the
Grand Canyon Cattle company ha
become owners of his rights, and as
the investigation started before his
death, his name slill appears on the
titles of the suits.
The Fnited States attorney will be
assistt d by James M. Sheridan, spe
cial assistant to ihe attorney general.
Mr. Sheridan is coming today from
Ios Angeles, with all the documents
and records in this much investigated
case. Among others who have inter
ested themselves in the affairs of the
defendants, are P.. E. Grey of ogden,
John A. Smith of Salt Lake City, T.
C. floyt, who hail charge of the
first investigation anil D. L. Wheeler,
the mineral land expert from Wash
ington. ' Attorney Stevens of Los Angeles is
the head of Ihe legal forces of the
defendants. Tlie firm is represented
in Phoenix by Kibbey, Ilennett &
riennett, hut Mr. Slevens will be here
.personally to direct the case.
sat' fill if
HATTERS BROKE
ANTI-TRUST LAW
r'DanV.irv llat
asc. Jr. ('unit 11
anions
tors'- (
Years.
Krds When Su
Court Holds :(!'
Men RcsiionsilOc.
jneinc
lnion
ASFOOIATICtl rilKSS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON. Jan. :, The Dan
bury hatters'' case, in court eleven
years, ended when the supreme court
held Ihat some :!00 labor union mem
bers niu'st pay $:ir.:U:a.it'.t damages
under the Sherman anti-trust laiv
i for a. national boycott of the I). X.
!l.oewe company t.f Daiihnry, Conn.,
hat manufacturers who refused to
unionize their shops. The bank ac-
! counts and homes of many of the
men are already under alachment,
ami the ncxi step probably will he a
; foreclosure 10 pay ihe judgment.
Leading lewyers of congress tlis
! agreed on whether this meant that
union workmen would be liable in
lll'.c future on account of boyt-otls. j
(Some hold ihe Clayton anti-trust law j
j passed after the hatters' case tried
ilo make sin h a orosecution iniliossi- '
j hie. It was In the Danbury hatteia
lease that the supremo court decided
I in lH'Vs that labor unions were sub-
j .it-i t
janti
to the terms
if the Sherman
trust law.
Justice Holmes announcing the
unanimous decision of Ihe court
said:
"11 requires 111-. IV tllail hlillfilieS-:
of justice not to see that many
blanches of the I'nited Hatters-, and
'lie American Fetler.it ion of Labor, in
pursuance of a plan enianaling from
headquarters made use of the -unfair
dealers' lists of the primary and sec
ondary boycott in an effort to subdue
the plaintiffs to their demands."
Justice Holmes announced the
court's unanimous opinion today. His
decision of Ihe law involved wis
brief. lie said the ground for de
cision under the Sherman law had
oceu cut away by the decision to a
large extent and narrowed further
bv the decision in the Ki, stern Slates
Keail Lumber Dealer's case of last
year to t-he effect tlu't the circulatiou
of a list of "unfair dealers" with the
intention lo put the ban upon these
dealers, among a body of
consumers, eicnbinod with :
join! uo! ion. as violation
Sherman anti-trust law.
The Justice pointed out
defendants wire some Jim
of both the I'nited Halters
America and of the Anierie;
.'.lion of Labor. With brief
tossibie
iew -f
of the
that the
members
of North
in
Fetlet -
consider-
ation he arriied al
that the New York
which tried toe cases
holding that a foibidil
conclusion
li-r
il court
right in
libinaVion
hail been proved.
(in ihe ipiestion of the responsibili
ty the Justice said:
"The court in substance instructed
the jury tint if these members paid
their titles and continued to delegate
authority to their officers unlawfully
to interfere with ihe plaintiff's in
terstate commerce in such circum
stances thai they knew or ought to
have known and such officers were
warranted in Ihe belief Ihat tiny
were acting In the matters within
their delegated authority, then such
members were jointly liable and ni
others. It seems to us that this in
struction sufficiently guarded the de
fendant's rights ami that the
tlefen-
dams got all that they were
entilh (1
to ask in not being held
.villi knowledge as matter
c-harKcahle
of law.
It is a lax on
anv one to believe
credulity to ask
Ihat members of
labor unions at that
know that the priniao
time ditl not
-y and secondary
o' the "we don't
list were means
boycott and the use
patronize' or -unfair'
expected to be employed in me e: -fort
to unionize simps. Very possibly
thev were thought to be lawful."
TO EXCHANGE PRISONERS.
LONDON. Jan. " F.ngland and
Germany have arranged to exchange
prisoners of war incapacitated for
further service, it is officially an
nounced. Tlie agreement was ne
gotiated through the
slate department.
fnited States
Suffragettes To
Ask Wilson's Aid
For Amendment
r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCIll
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0 Suffraget
tes will open the final campaign for
a constitutional amendment providing
for nation-wide suffrage tomorrow
when a delegation of lOii will call on
the President at Ihe White House.
They will seek his support ot a
measure to be voted on ill the house
on January 1:!.
Preceding the call of the 1'resideni.
the suffragettes will hold a meeting
in the public library to act on reso
lutions urging Congpess to submit
the pending amendment and asking
the help of the President to en
franchise women.
The last delegation received at the
White House, was told by the Presi
dent that he believed the suffrage
ouestion ought to be settled by the
slates. The interview' entled because
the President believed the speakers
wer trying to heckle him.
CA TTLF MEN
DOUG iAS CONVENTION
i Special to The
Rep i liean)
IMH'GLAS, Jan.
annual convention is
most successful in the
Arizona Cattle llrmvi
:.- The
provin
eighth
t'-.e
history of the
rs associalicti.
At the session today in a very e'-ni
prehensive address. eiithusi.istieai'y
received. Secretary Tomlinson of xi'.x
Anierican National Livestock asso
ciation reviewed the at coniplishmeuis
of the National a.-sociation cod oir -lined
ils plans for (he future.
The following officers were elected
for the coining year: Chas. P. Mul
len, president: l-'red T. Coulter, firs!
vice president; William Riggs. sec
ond vice president. I.. I.. Harmon,
treasurer: Sam I!. Rraiulnei. secre
tary. In open convention nearly :,,nua
was contributed to the support of
the slate and national organization.
Nearly r,n new . members were se
cured for the stale association.
Tile committee on resolutions, of
which Thomas K. Campbell, is chair
man, will conclude its report to th?
contention tomorrow. Many resolut
iions dealing with forestry regu'a-
NEW HEAD OF
Flection oi Kxeciitive Board,
Appointment of Delegates
Ifeports and Ifeception
Make JJusy Afternoon for
Phoenix 'lul Women.
Executive Board of Woman's Club.
19151916.
! President, Mrs. John Dennett, i I
: Jr.: Vice President, Mrs. K- J. '
i Oilletiee: Recording Secretary, !
-Mrs. 1 1. II. Curtis: Corresponding i
Secretary. Mrs. L. Iv He-wins;
Treasurer. Mrs. V. S. Pickrell:
: Auditor, Mrs. T. K. Irvine: Mem- ;
h-is at Uirge, Mrs. H. X'. Demund. i
Mrs. L. B. Christy. Mrs. F. H. I
Abbott: Trustee. Mrs. Walter Tal-
' hot.
Annual election of officers, ap
pointment of delegates and alterna
tes to the thirteenth annual con
vention of the Arizona fetlaraiion of
Woman's clubs, and to ihe central
Arizona district federation of Wo
aian's clubs, reports by Mrs. Dwight
B. Heard, chairman of the board of
trustees, a rt cep.ion 'o the new
members these were the features of
tin- meeting of the Woman's, club
esterday afternoon.
There were no nominations from
the floor, the report of the nominat
ing committee, .Mrs. Dwight B. Heard,
chaimian; Mrs. J. Flliot Walker. Mrs
F. W. Pemberton. Mrs. ;. A. Fowler
and Mrs. l. B. St. Claire, was adont-t-il
with enthusiasm. The new ex
ecutive board does not take office
until the close of the club year the
latter part of April. The policy of
the club will remain the same, ihe
incoming officers representing the
conservative element thai has been
(Continued on Page Three)
As long as the reservoir continues to i
gain, water used lor irrigation, out of!
the lake, is not charged to the storage j
apportionment of the farmers of the j
valley. In consequence of the heavy i
rains of last month antl the rise in i
reservoir water, it is the opinion of
the water service department of the
reclamation service that there will be
no charges made against the half acre
foot apportionments until the time of
the heavy spring irrigations.
Tire spring season will start early
! this year.' or about March first. In
spite or the fact that no water has
been used for three weeks, the valley
is not in need or irrigating. The long
soaking rains wet the soil deeply, antl
made irrigation unnecessary. And be
sides, water was cut out of the south
side canals all during December, and
now, for the month of January, is be
ing turned out of the northside ditches.
Repair work is progressing rapidly on
this side of the river.
The run off from tlie rain and snow
of last month, continues to add a daily
gain to the reservoir height. Already,
the lake has gained over the 200,000
acre feet, of flood water, predicted at
the time of the record gain shortly
after the middle of Deceinl)er. Yester
day's gain dro pert below two thousand,
due to the fact that it has turned very
cohl in the high valleys. An abundant
snow supply is on the ground, and with
the coming o." warmer weather, will
again send the yellowing freshets
ioaring down the Salt and Tonto rivers.
The valley, is in excellent condition.
Water prospects are better than they
have ever been at the middle of the
winter season. Soil conditions are
good. The outlook for a huge series of
IS DENNETT
Hi
WHILE RESERVOIR GAINS NO
STORAGE WATER IS CRARGED
BUSY AT
lions were adopted,
cussion participated
Aft
in
r free dis
hy Messrs.
Risks, Mullen. Heard
Page, a. restilutitm
federal grazing hill or
. Coulter and
endorsing tho
lease law w;:s
nearly unanimously adopted. An im
' portant resolution was also adopted
; guaranteeing the cooperation of the
; association with the collector of tic
port of Nogales in suppressing the
illegal entry of Mexican cattle which
'endangers the sanitary interests n't
! ihe state.
t iver .Mi cattlemen were entertain-
ttl by the noughts chamber of com
! nierce ttiniuh' at a monster banquet
;at which Albert Sauls acted as toast
' master. There were short talks hy
- P. Mull, ti, I!. A. Packard. I twig'it
i 15. H'-ard. Oil n Milled, J. C. Adams.
,T. P.. Tomlinson. Major Kelly and
' F. II. Crab. i. The banquet closed
i with three rousing cheers, proposed
by Mr. Heard for Douglas and its
, public spirited rhamhor of commerce,
j grand hall followed at the Gads
I den hotel. The place' of the next
'conveniioti will probably be Pres-I
' cott. !
CHINESE SMUGGLERS
ARE GIVEN SENTENCES I
Li iS ANGFI.FS
Jan.
A. K. !
t I'Bannion
Were each
nioirhs in
.McNeil I;
conviction
and Vt illiam Kirby
senlencetl to eighteen :
the federal prison on'
land following their t
at the second trial of !
conspiracy to smuggle ninety-five 1
Chine
Jaiiii-f
guilty
w it III-
the
e into the Los Angeles port. !
Oosterhuis. who pleaded !
and became a government i
s was given sixty days in
unty jail. The government
claimed the
the dt a I.
men made J ."tl.tlnii on I
Russians Defeat
The Austrians In
- Great Snowstorm
I
ASSOCIATED PP.ESS DISPATCH
PFTP.t ic.P.AD, Jan. "On the left
bunk of the Vistula on January 4, rifle
and artillery fire continued" says a
gep i-al "neailiiuarters official statement.
"Icoanii.iboat and south or Borjirnow
there have been separate engagements.
In Gnliiia no essential modifications
ire to be noted. At the 1'z.sok Pass the
Austrians are in retreat attacked by
out cavalry which fell upon their flank
and rear after having made their way
by mountain paths obstructed by snow
this notwithstanding a violent snow
storm. In this attack we captured
about ten ol titers anil more than tart
S'H tiers.'
ON MILITARY PREPAREDNESS
f ASSOCIATED PP.KSS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON. Jan. The mili
tary preparedness of the fnited Sta
tes was the subject of an administra
tion conference tonight at the home
of Secretary Garrison. Kvery phase
of the army antl navy situation with
particular reference to appropriations
for the coming year, and the general
policy to be followed, was discussed
i until midnight. Cabinet officers and
leaders in congress who pnrtieipa-.pd
tltt-larcd no definite conclusions were
reported.
flops, with an abundance i
irrigation, is the finest in
of the piojcct.
f water for
the history
WEATHER TODAY
W'AsHINGTt IN.
Arizona: Fair.
D. C, Jan. .-.For
War Prices Hoist Wheat On
Way To Tivo Dollar Mark
CHICAGO. Jan. ."War prices not til
only hoisted wheat on the way t.ijfiot
wnat many brokers declared
to he
the two dollar mark, but dealt a
stunning blow to consumers of flour.
Top grades of the best patent flour
were elevated fifty-five cents a bar
rel i.ver yesterday reaching $7.15 a
harrel. Second tpialities that sold for
V'Mii last week were quoted at Su;..'ia.
AVaves of buying in the wheat pit
carried the chief speculative option
on May wheat to $1.8T'-S. a raise of
over ten cents in a week antl three
cents overnight. This caused the
prediction that it will pass the SI.Sj
record made in Ihftx when Leiter
tried to corner the market. The rise
temporarily halted export buying.
The- reason given for the advance
of flour was the abnormal European
demand for foodstuffs sending cash
wheat to $1.36.., the highest January
pri. e in over forty years. Specula
tive trading was based on the belief
?nat the war will last two years.
Many speculative traders and eleven-
!RFflA 1!
iiiiii I uiiliiii IU
TIMED All
FROM THE LINE
Gutierrez Government in
Note to State Department
Announces Na-o Com
mander Directed to Make
No Further Attack.
closer study
of situation;
Disj latches to Carranza'
Agency at Washington
Announce That Ohregon
Takes Puehla Defeating
Force Under Antit-les.
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON", Jan. 3. Tile Guti-
I errez government in a note to tho statu
department through the Lrazilian min
isur announced that Gen. Maytorenti
at Naco has hren ordered to 'make no
attack and withdraw his forces from
the bonier" pending a closer study of
tlie situation "in its military and poli
tical aspects."
Dispatches to the Carranza agency
!rom Laiedo tonight announced that:
Ohregon captured Puehln at eleven
o'clock this morning, defeating tho
force under Angeles. ne thousand
prisoners and ninety cannon were cap
tured. The Gutierrez headquarters hail no
news concerning the battle at Puehla,
The Puehla attack is said to he tho
first step toward a general campaign
upon Mexico city.
Six Hours of Fighting
VKKA CRfZ, Jan. 5. Puebla. which
was evacuated a month ago by thn
troops of Carranza, was, retaken after
l si.x hours of what is described as hav
ing been the most furious bombard
ment to which any Mexican force has
yet neon subjected. Ohregon threw
nearly all of his 3n,000 men into action.
The final campaign began with this
capture of Tepeacti. nearby, six days
ago.
After pounding with !2 cannon tin- po
sitions of the troops of Generals Villa
and Zapata, whose strength is estimat
ed to have been some 3i,00O, troops of
Ohregon advanced early this morning
under the fire of their opponents ar
tillery. How many Villa and Zapata
troops escaped ij not kriown but early
reports of fighting indicate the greater
part of them were killed or made pris
oners. From these reports it would
seem that in a few of the battles that
have occurred in Mexico has tho
slaughter been so swift and so great.
The hardest part of the action was
fought outside the city proper. Tho
dead and wounded are said to cover
the ground in some places. The can
non bombardment was almost inces
sant. Iturbe at Moctezuma
NACo, Jan. 5. General Iturbe with
Cuoii men, are reported to have reached
Moctezuma on the way to join Gil. It
is said the force is coming to meet any
movement by Gen. Juan Cabral who
left Casus Grandes with SHOO men to
join Max torena whom he will replace in
a mi lit pry capacity.
Defeats Convention Troops
LAREDO, Jan. 5. It is reported in
Carranza circles that General Herrora.
defeated a large force of convention
troops at La ltrisa station near Tor
tvan, capturing six machine guns, two
trains and a large number of prisoners.
Monterey advices said it is rumored
that Gen. Villareal has captured three
of the convention troop trains en route)
toward Torreon.
Scott at El Paso
EL PASO, Jan. 5. Gen. Hugh L.
Scott, chief of staff of the fnited
States army, arrived today from Naco.
Ariz., where he was attempting to ar
range with the MexicHn leaders to end
the danger to American towns from
bonier fighting. It is expected that
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SHIP PURCHASE BILL LAGS.
WASHINGTON, Jan. .1 Continued
belligerency on the part of the Re
publican senators toward the govern
ment ship purchase hill has begun to
worry administration leaders who
failed today to get the measure be
fore the senate, owing to the mon
opolization of all Ihe time with
speeches and appropriation affairs.
POST FOR JUDGE CLARKE
f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCIll
VENTfRA. Jan. a Judge Herbert
Clarke, who has just retired from the
superior bench of Ventura county, was
appointed assistant attorney general of
California. Clarke will make his head
quarters ill Los Angeles.

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