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WEATHER NEW YORK, April 21. Sliver, 581-4e; Elec trolytic, 14.00 to 14.75. FOR ARIZONA Local Showers, Cooler Central Portion. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. VOL. 16, NO. 276. BISBEE, .ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1914. PRICE 5 CENTS LIVES PA! FOR FOUR D 1 nine IN I AT VERA CRUZ Y- H- GALVESTON, April 21. More H than 200 Mexicans were killed today at Vera Cruz In the flght- t"at followed the landing of U. S. marines, according to informs.. tlon received at the cable office here. Vera Cruz Federal Officers Flee-Firing Continues- Senate This Morning Authorized Wilson To Go Limit i;. -)- -f. f. GALVESTON, April 21. Those killed at Vera Cruz were COX8VVAIN, CORPORAL SAO- OERTY, SEAMAN PESSET, all of the battleship Florida. The name of the fourth man could not be learned. MAASFIRED FIRST SHOTS IN m CRUZ-FOLLOWED DE- 1ND FIR SURRENDER MAAS IS REPORTED FLED; BADGER fO TAMPICO FROM VERA CRUZ WASHINGTON, (WEDNESDAY) APRIL 22-THIS DISPATCH FROM VERA CRUZ WAS MADE PUB LIC AT THREE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING B THE NAVY DEPARTMENT; "IT IS REPORTED THAT , COMMANDING GENERAL MAAS LEFT VERA CRUZ IN A CARRIAGE AND THAT HI8 FAMILY FOL. LOWED IN ANOTHER CARRIAGE. THEY HAVil NOT BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE. MEXICAN TROOPS WERE TURNED LOOSe'to ACT AS THEY PLEASED, FEW IF ANY OFFICERS REMAINING." I THE NAVY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED. TH.T ADMIRAL BADGER, ON THE FLAGSHIP ARKAN. SAS, HAD BEEN ORDERED FROM VERA CRUZ TO TAMPICO. THE SHIPS WHICH ARRIVED WITH HIM, THE LOUISIANA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, NEW JERSEY, SOUTH CAROLINA AND MICHIGAN, ARE TO BE DIVIDED, ACCORDING T q HIS OWN DISCRETION. Marines and Bluejackets Lantcd Without Opposition Fire Begun from Street, Succeeded by Shot from Citizens and Soldiers on Hou3e Tops U. S. Forces Acting in Self Protection Through the Night Number 1200 Men Mans Reported to Have Fled with His Officers, Abandoning Men to Their Own Will Believed to Have Cut Rail road and to Have American Refugee Trains from Mexico City in His Control Telegraph Wife Cut to Capital WASHINGTON, April 21. Vera Cruz is in the hands of forces from the United States warships, but the occupa-1 tion of the port was not accomplished without the loss of American lives. Four Americans, bluejackets and marines were killed by the fire of Mexican soldiers. Twenty fell wounded. The Mexican loss is not known, but is believed to have been heavy. The water front customs houses and all import ant piers, including those under the Terminal Works from which extend the railroads to the capital, have been occupied. All territory around the American consulate is strongly pa trolled. Detachments hold other sections of the city. Mexican Commander Maas offered stubborn resistance. For many hours there was fighting in the streets. Toward nightfall it was reported that the main body of the federal gar rison was in retreat to the westward. At a late hour the American forces in Vera Cruz num bered 1 200. The first landing party consisted of more than 500. The second detachment landed two hours later. No more casualties are reported. THE STORY OF THE ENGAGEMENT Rear Admiral Fletcher, in command of the United States warships, prefaced his occupation of the port by a de mand through the American consul, W. W. Canada, for its surrender. General Maas promptly declined to accede to the demand. Shortly afterward,- ten whaleboats were sent of f from the side of the transport Prairie, loaded with marines. These boats effected a landing in the neighborhood of the customs house, before noon. A few minutes later, Captain William R. Rush, of the battleship Florida, who was in command of operations ashore, brought his flag in. Captain Rush's men had already taken up their position. They numbered 15Q bluejackets from the Florida, 390 ma rines from the Prairie, 65 marines from the Florida. Later these were augmented by a detachment from the Utah. Coming of the American forces was not heral,aei oy any prcat excitement, but small crowds gathered to watch the landing. Soon the bluejackets and marines marched through the streets leoding from the water front, and along the rail road yards. Others proceeded to the American consulate, while still others deployed along the approaches to the Cen tral Plaza, in which General Maas had concentrated his men. These maneuvers were effected without opposition, but suddenly General Maas challenged the advance with the first shots a volley fired from a point three blocks fr6m the marines and two blocks south of the main plaza. The ma rines rrplie.d immediately, but the action ceased in a moment. There was a lull for ten minutes, and then another brief exchange from the west, end of Montesinus street, where the federal outpost wast stationed. At 12:30 the firing became general, and once the guns of the transport Prairie went into action. Prior to this, a detachment of bluejackets from the Utah, holding the ground between the consulate and the river front, opened fire with two of their three-inch guns. The first shots from these were directed against the ancient tower which once served as a light house. This was occupied by Mexican sharp shooters. Lieutenant Commander Buchanan of the Florida BI VOTE OF 12 10 PASSES ADMIN RESOLUTION AT 13, SENATE ISTRATION Lafollctte Amendment Precluding Acquirement of Control of Any Part of Country, Voted Down Resolution Au thorizes President to Enforce His Demands for Unequivo cal Amends for Affronts and Indignities Committed Badger Reaches Vera Cruz and Is Ordered to Proceed to Tampico Leaves Such of His Ships as He Sees Fit Fletcher Reports Desultory Firing in Vera Cruz Villa Is Due Today in Juarez with Heavy Military Escort Hear Admiral Fletcher (left), Admiral Hadg.T, and American battleships leavlnc Hamplun Itoad.. ordered that it be destroyed. Five shots brought the old Benito Juarez tower down. Women of the American colony in Vera Cruz had al ready been placed aboard the chartered steamers Espcranza and Mexico, but the foreign colony, especially in the Ameri can section, was greatly augmented this morning when three trainloads arrived from the capital. Some of these remained ashore, but many were taken aboard the steamers. So far as can be learned, none, of the refugees were injured. The postoffice, government telegraph office and cable of fice were the first buildings occupied after the customs house. A squad of marines were placed in charge of the cable office. The telegraph wires were found intact and enough Mexican operators were retained to man the line to Mexico City. After General Maas had been driven from hi3 position in Central Plaza, the Americans found themselves the object of fusillades from the tops of houses, where small groups of soldiers and citizens had taken positions. It was learned only tonight that the greater part of those engaged in this resist ance were civilians, who refused to accept American occupa tion passively. Colonel Wendall C. Neville;' commanded the . marines from the Prairie, Majors Reid and Berkely, Captains Hughes and Hill and Dyer were along the line. Every precaution is being taken to prevent a Mexican attack. The lines will be reinforced. SUMMARY OF NEWS VILLA DUE TODAY JUAHEZ, April 21. Villa, tho rebel military chief, Ih expected hero tomor row. The report sayB ho Ih bringing a heavy military oacort. It In unnouiie4il the purpose of his visit Ib lo huu hln wlfo and family, who aro In HI Paso, but It 'is believed ho deslreB'to be on the border, 'primarily,, to 'pro vent any provocative action Vy his gar rison or the citizens and '.to' bo -on the ground should complications arise. ' FEDERALS ORGANIZE. EAOLB PASS, April 21. A mass , v meeting of Moxlcan citizens la Plodraa t h - Negras, fiuOvoluntoera wore organized and armed to resist what they cu'.led the, i si oxiectqd vasIonofo United amies, Negras, Though desultory flgnt.ng con- tlnued well Into the night, It It suspected that It comes from Hueru sympathizers living In Vera Cruz and not from any part of General Maas1 army. Reported that train bsaring several hundred American rfu- gees from City of Mexico has been cut off between Vera Cruz and the capital. No Inkling of next move on part of Admiral Fletcher or his command In harbor of Vera Cruz. Local situation Is quiet, Mex- leans kept off the str'sta last night, to great extent, and no evidence of any feeling was to be seen. Patrol placed by American army officers at Naco, Ariz., to Protect residents against any possible trouble. Patrol also placed about BIs- bee-Naco water works, which supplies the entl Warren DIs- trlet. Rumor of conflict between U, 8. troopers and cavalrymen west of Naco, proven false, Detail of men sent from Fort Huachuca to Gleeeon, under Lieu- tenant Brant. Chipping of men and ammunl- i'odorulu ' ooccupy I'ledrss t l if X tlon from every navy yard In the United States, and preparing others for action. ...GeneMI Villa -hurries to Juarez $ with heavy military escort. The United States Senate at 3:27'thlsmornlng. endorsed Pree Ident Wilson's action by over whelming' vote, and placed the y situation entirely In his hands. WASHINGTON, (Wednesday) April 22. The sen ate at 3:21 o'clock, by a vote of, 7,2tp 13, passed "The Ad ministration's" resolution declaring that the "president is justified in" the employment of armed forces of the United States to enforce his demands for unequivocal amends for affronts and indignities committed against the United States" in Mexico. The senate amendment by Lafollette to provide that after the "subjugation" of Mexico the United States should retire from the cduntry, leaving Mexico and "every portion of it to its own people," was voted down shortly after 3 o'clock. An amendment proposed by Gallinger "justifying the president in the use of force to protect Americans," as well as to demand reparation, was defeated. The senate earlv thia morning voted down Lodge's sub stitute resolution, which based "justification" of the use of force upon general conditions, instead of on the Tampico incident. AMERICAN REFUGEE TRAINS ARE LOST VERA CRUZ, April 21. The second section of the morning train from Mexico City, filled with refugee Ameri cans, and also a special train of refugees is held up some where along the road to Vera Cruz, presumably by Maa3. Telegraphic communication with Mexico City was cut to night. It is' assumed the railroad is also cut. The German steamer Ypiranga reached Vera Cruz to night and voluntarily placed herself under Fletcher's orders. Fletcher reported that firing was still in progress in Vera Cruz at 10 o'clock. OFFICIAL REPORT OF YERA CRUZ CONSUL WASHINGTON. Anril 21. Consul Canada's report tonight is as follows: "The marines and bluejackets landed at 11:30 this morning, immediately taking possession of the cable office, postofficp, telegraph office, customs house and railroad terminals with the rolling stock. "Notwithstanding firing from housetops, we are masters of the situation so far without the use of heavy guns. Our men are simply defending themselves. Some resistance from the naval vessels was soon silenced by the guns on the Prairie. At this time it is reported that four of our men were killed and twenty wounded. American newspapermen and several other Americans are in the consulate. Sevral Amer icans, including some women who refused to go aboard the refugee ship, are now marooned in hotels within the firing line. The trains from Mexico City have not arrived." STIRRING WAR SCENE. VALLBJO, April 21. -With tho land playing, "Tho alrl I Left Jlohlnd Me." COO marines under Command of Major Myers left iMfero Island and boarded tho cruiser South Dakota, which with tho colllor Jiip'lter, has received ordora to sail for San Diego as soon as full complements of marines have em barked. Tho Ballings or tho two vos selu vu3 postponed until 8 o'clock to morrow morning when tho tide will bo at full flood. I i 1 During tho cmbarkment throngs of peoplo cheered and waved farewells while tho bay craft Joined In a con tinuous salnto to tho departing mar ines. Extra shirts of workmen Imvo I (Continued on l'age 2).