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THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. VOL. CXXXIV, No. 4. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1912, Bf Mail, SO Cenia Month; Single Copies, b Cent. By Carrier, AO Cents a Month. RODGERS DASHED TO DEATH IN '' aj : ' - IIB Daring Aviator Who Was First to Make Flight from Coast to Coast Killed Within Short Distance of Where He Had Ended His Record-Making Trip Across Continent; Falls Two Hun dred Feet and Has Neck and Back Broken by Engine and Smashed Machine. BAILEY IN BITTER MOOD ATTACKS RETURNING FROM CHASING SEA GULLS WHEN THE END CAME AGITATORS THE DAY IN CONGRESS. SKNATU, lit session lit p, m. Reel and cane sugar growers inn tented ira!nst house free sugar bill before finance coinmU'ee. Foreign relations committee approv ed Crawford bill for International In quiry Into high cohi of living. Chairman Sutherland of emplorers' liability commission admitted Judl elury commit tee'g favorable report on commission' Worklngmcns' bill and announced he would ask Its consider ation Monday. Adjourned t :3 p. m. until i p. ni. Thuradiiy. Spectacular Exhibitions by Birdman Had Been Given for Long Beach Visitors During Many Days and Numerous Passen gers Had Been Taken on Aerial Trips Above Surf; Most Startling Exhibition of Recklessness Immediately Preced ing Catastrophe. Br Moraine Journal Rneeliil leased Wire 1 Long Wench, Cul., April 3. Ual bralth P. Rodger, the lirst man to troHj the American continent In un Eeroplune, wan killed here almost In stantly at 3:1 this afternoon when hi Wright bi-plHne, In which he hid been souring over the ocean, fell Into the surf from a height of 200 feet nml buried him ln the wreck. His neck whs broken and his body btidly maHhed by the engine of his machine. He lived but a few moments. Rodger for a week past had been muklng daily flights here anil had taken many passenger, both men and women, up with him. Today he start ed from his usual place and soared out over the ocean, crossing the pier and then turned and dipped clone to a roller coaster in a beach amusement park. '" - " ... Seeing a flock of gulls disporting themselves among a great shoal of sardine Just over the breakers Rodger again turned and dived down Into them, scattering the sea fowl In all directions. Highly elated with the uutcome of his dive, Rodger then flew further out to sea, all the time gradually ris ing until he had reached a height of about 300 feet. Making a short turn he started at full speed for the pier then suddenly dipped his planes and ' his machine began a frightful descent. Rodger was Been by hundreds of per sons on the pier to relax his hold on the levers and then, seemingly realizing that he whs In danger, h.? made strenuous effort to' pull the nose of his machine into n level posl tlen. 1'aillng In this by herculean efforts he managed to turn his craft further Inshore and In an Instant the craft crashed Into the edge of the surf, nut 500 feet from the spot where on December 10, last, ho had lliilshctf his ocean to ocean (light. Many men rushed to his alii. Krncst bcolt and James Goodwin, life guard.', were first to reach him. They said Rodger head wan hanging over one wing of the machine, the heavy engine wa on his back and his feet were drawn up, nearly doubling over his shoulders. " Clootl was Mowing from his mouth. Hodgcrs was lirted from the wreck and hurried to the bath house h." pltal. lie died on the way. Kxaminatlon showed that Rodger' r.eck. Jawbone and back had been broken. A "telegram was sent to the aviator' wife, who lives In Pasadena, Cal., and a cablegram to hi mother. Mrs. l. s. Schweitzer, who Is now In lattidnn. The body wa prepared for 1'lirial and sent to Pasadena tonUht. 1 he machine, that Rodger used to. "lay was one with which he won 111, 00 in prise last July at Chicago. It Is h total wreck. Itnilgrrs" cousin. IJeut. Jnhn Rud Kers, .'. a X., is now attached to the aeroplane section of the navy, sta tlonej t Kin, Diego. Charles Shaffer, a close friend of R'Hlgers, who came here on the sp clul train that followed the aviator on bis transcontinental trip, witness'-:! the accident. Charles Wiggins, -if 'avion, Ohio, whom Rodger brought here to leach flying, stood on the pl-r ani raw his friend fall. In speaking of I!odi;ei-' care-fr'-c spirit while in the air Mr. Shaffer said he had taken manv tliirhta with Ro-T-gers I, lit the most surprising example of recklessness he had ever seen w us yesterday. "We had risen to a height of altou? S.ono feet," Miid Shaffer, "and were 'rT to the 'northoHSt. The wind was wrong but not puffy. Rodger, felgo In he wa tired, laid back, folded his hand behind his head and stretched "tit hi feet, eemlriely enjoying th acenery. I said to him 'you better watch out. Cal, the wind might g"f 'ou." but he answered " h. we're :ill right; h- ridden the wind l fore nd she'll rid it net.- ho believed he had tri Says Portia Was a Suffiogette Who Palmed Off a Subter fuge in Her Argument, Before Court in Trial of Shvlock, California, umphed. When Rodger passed through hero on his westward flight, he said: "The air is nothing to me now. I've conquered It. I have never been afraid when l am up, In fact, I'm much more excited over speeding car." Rodger was a pupil of the Wright i and brothers. His first public flight was on Julv 4. last, when he raced ten miles with a motor car, the ear finish ing a poor second. In his flight across the!' continent Rodger received much encourage ment from hi wife, who kypt up with him by train. Rodger came of an old family line. He wa 32 year old, six feet, four inches tall and weighed 192 pounds. Since hi graduation from Princeton university eight years irgo, Roilsers, whose family Is wealthy, had worked at nothing savo "having a good time." He had tried tho bicycle and the mo tor car but neither was fast enough for him so he took up aviation. , from his ancestors Rodger Innerlt- e.d all the characteristics necessary to such a hazardous undertaking, us fly ing across the continent. Commander Perry was hi great arandfathcr. Further back In the an cestral line, Commander Perry of "Don't give up the ship" fame, gave Rodger tho pluck demanded in con quering the air. Rodger' father wa lialhrnith Perry Rodger, captain of (the Fifth cavalry, a crack union regi ment in the civil war. i:i:ii, compass patfnt askkr roit ry oovkrnmf.nt. Washington, April 3. The govern ment has applied for a patent on what It Is believed, will, la a practical com pass to permit the safe and accurate navigation of un airship either In fog or at sea. The liiKtrumcat Is the Invention of Captain Washington I. Chamber. In charge uf tho aviation work of tlvj navy. fBy Morning tlournnl Sttrclal leased IVlrs.l Washington, April 3. In the face of a bitter attack by Senator lialley tho senate today passed the Ksch Hughes house bill to put a prohibit! e tax upon tho manufacture or Importa tion of white phosphoru matches. Mr. lialley called the measure a monstro sity and spoke pointedly of the fact thu. many women had demanded its passage. "When the labor agitator and the women get through running this con gresH there will not be u shred of the constitution left," said he. The senator quoted a little Shake speare and declured that Portia was a suffragette who had palmed off a sub terfuge in her argument before the motor I court which tried Sbylocks claim. Senator Lodge had the bill in charge wnen senator lialley spoae oi nocsi:. Met at noon. Miscellaneous bills considered. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson ttld Florida Kverglades lands Investi gating committee tnat uiigtiial ex cerpt of Major Wright's report had not boon given out with his consent. Majority Leader I'ndcrwood an nounced the legU-tatlve program from now on would bit confined to appro- prlatlon anil vupply bills. Foreign affairs committee decided to report favorably resolution directing state department to Insist upon Im mediate settlement by Mexico of claims of American. Fl lida Kverglades Investigating committee concluded hearings. Adjourned p. m. until noon to. morrow. . , ! FLOOD CONDITIONS MORE MEfJACING T STRIK T Fully Three Hundred Thousand Acres of Land Inundated by Waters of Mississippi River; Further Rise is Indicated. EIGHT LIVES ARE LOST TO DATE BY DROWNING Three Thousand People in Hick man, Kentucky, Suffering from Lack of Food and Shel ter; Tto Trains In or Out, agitators he referred to the friendship between the senator and "a former president," (Colonel Roosevelt) whom he characterized as "the most Jter nlclou of agitators." Senators Guilinger, Mnrtine, Cum mins and Rorah defended the bill and it wa freely admitted that Its Object was to tax the white phosphorus match industry out of existence. Many 111, among them ao-culled phosy Jaw, are said to afflict the worker. RESTRAIN FEDERAL JUDGES AIM OF CLARK AND WILSON EACH CLAIM LEAD IN1USIN LaFollette Said to Have Won by Nearly Three to One Over Taft; Returns Require Count to Verify Them, DEMOCRATS Move to Carry Out Platform Pledge of 1908 Relative to Injunctive Process Favorably Reported by Committee. Hi: HIT I IK U s lMlt TO COy Kit AMI m i l; Till: AIR.. Kan.i city. April S. C.albraith Perry Rodirei felt that he w tm to rl- and conqior the ir snd wr.cN he vm-rersf ully ludi1 hi rr.-cnt.n.-u flleht from New Tork lo AI'.RO C 1.1 II tiltlKVI D OVKH FATAL ACCIKKNT. .New York, April 3. Member of the Aero club of America received the new of Oalbraith P. Rodger' death tonight with expressions of re gret. After his epoch-making flight across tho continent he was tendered a banquet by the Aero club and hon ored with a gold medal. Rcdgers' transcontinental flight, begun at the Sheephead Pay nee track. Prooklyn, September K, 1911. was marked on the second day out by a crash Into a tree and when within sight of Long licach. his pacific coast goal, he had a fall which laid him up for nearly a month. Interspersed with these more serb ou accidents, there was a succession of smashups and lucky escap.', -.'wring the trip which, with long delay, due to advore weather nuofe It n matter of nearly three months bi fore, on December 10. 1911, Rodgers fin ally landed at Long Reach and was aedainfed the world's aviation hero. His persistence and nerve curried him a dhganee of more than S,00 miles. His machine was broken and repaired o many times that only the vertical rudder and the drip-pan of the original outfit remained heii he reai bed the Pacific ,-ohfi. Although ICoduers lived mtich of the time here, his home as In Itavrt dirac. Maryland, where ha lve a mother. At the time of his first rail In the tree n-r tddleton. X. Y.. hl mother Journeyed there to plead with htm tt, give up the flight but he n sored her he would be cautious and proceeded. Rodger had f"icn spoken of the death of other aviator. 'Ktherxl asphyxia had rn-en the trouble .with many." he sld. "R lorks In the pockf-i .f the up per air strata and creeps lrreslstil.lv ,i n t tu-tiw of an hviator, hillli'x bim into a drramy unit nm n.usu'-," RodKis de-tar-d. llwllfru' ibsth make it" fatalities from airships since svlalb-n l-gn. Mir Morning- Journal gwrlal Leased Wire. Washington, April 3. Democratic members of the house Judiciary com mittee today agreed to report a bill relating to restraining orders nnd In junction In accordance with the di rection of the democratic, platform adopted at the Denver convention In UOK. . , , Thu bill would il oxide that no In junction whether Interlocutory or per manent, be issued by any federal court without previous notice and an opportunity to be heard on the part of the enjoined, with certain excep tions. I'mler the term bf the bill it mi:st appear to the satisfaction of t.- i oirt that immediate or irrepalrab' Injury Is likely to ensue to the complain ant unlesaan Injunction I Issued wl'b- out notice and if it be shown th it damage might ensue before an n .1 unction be issued without notice, ti u- porary restraining orders without no tice mav be Jusued. The bill would limit the time of such temporary Injunction to seven days. Heretofore, temporary restrain ing orders Issued without notice have not been limited. The committee also ordered a re port on the Clayton bill delinlna con tempt' of court, direct and Indirect and providing for trial by Jury In cases of Indirect contempt that I for of. Tense committed aaalnst the court outside of It presence. (Hy Morning Jmirnnl Sun lid Leaned Wlre. Milwaukee, April i. Complete re turns from yesterday's Wisconsin presidential primary It became known tonight will not be available mull tho official canvag. of the ballot Is made. Election officials In several cor of country precinct sealed thu bal lots and directed their return to the county of Hi mis without making known the result of the count. JOf fort today to get a check on the missing -precincts proved unavailing In nearly each instance. Although Ht 1 not believed thu missing precinct will affect results on tho republican ticket, the fight be tween Speaker Clark and VVoodrovv Wilson on thtri democratic -ticket has been complicated, it was generally conceded today that United States Senator Ln Follette had defeated President Taft on the republican ticket by a vote of 120. linn to t&,U(i. The Wilson and Clark manager re fused to agree upon tho approximate result of the democratic, vote, "Governor Wilson wil1 have twenty of the tvventy-!x delegates trt the democratic national convention from this state including the four dele gate at large," said John A. Aylwiird, chairman of the Wilson state cam paign league. "Wilson carried the primaries by a vote of more than throa to one. He carried sixty-five of the. seventy-one countlc In tho state." Former Congressman Wlesse, one of the Clark leaders, claimed eleven delegate for hi candidate. "Despite the Incomplete returns," said Mr. Welsse, "1 feel safe III saying Wo have elected six district delegates outside of Milwaukee lounvv. We will get three of the district delegates In Milwaukee! county and we have two delegates from the Ninth district. Final results will give us even u greater advantage." Are effected by the flood caused by almost an unprecedented volume of water in thu Mississippi wa not extended a great deal yesterday, , but the situation at the deluged center Is becoming more menacing. Two more levve break were reported near Che ter, 111., where thirty thousand acre of farming land wa Inundated. Twelve hour of sunshine and slight check In the rise of the river lias combined to give thtf gcnerul sit nation a more optimistic outlook In the opinion of government engineers, who said last night that If the gauge at Memphis doe not go over forty five feet, the levee will hold. The weather forecaster at Mem phi, however, urged manager of railroads entering the city from the vvet to warn Inhabitant of those dls trlct to move to higher ground. The number of live lost wa brouuht to eight yesterday, when the flcath of three railroad men near Kul ton. Kv.. was reported and two more were drowned near Clarksville, Tenn. Hickman, Ky I the worst uffor- er. The two thousand Inhabitant of the town were augmented yesterday by the arrival of ono thousand relii goe from Dorena, Mo. The flood sup ply at Hickman will lust three more davs. No trains have been run ln or out of the town for Hc-verul day and food and tents onfrtute there, ura held up by washout. At Columbus. Ky., which was the lirst town inundated, the situation is grave, ltesldenls are leaving the city rapidly and Ihoro Is much .suffering in nutlviiiK district. The damage In that vicinity Is estimated at 1500, OtIO. The damage at Memphis la etlmuted at 1 2 SO. 000. Reports from New Madrid. Mo., are meager. The town Is flooded, but no loss of life Is "reported. The seriousness of the-situation I not limited to the river town. Small tributaries have overflowed their banks and It Is estimated that' fully three hundred thousand acre of farm lands in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkan sas and Missouri are overflowed, and much more Is untitled for fear the levee may break. I.AMII.I.KTTK MAKKS NO STAT KM K NT, Washington, April 3. Senator La Follette made no statement on tin leSulis ill the Wisconsin primaries. He gave out at hi home two telegrams received early this afternoon, otic . r .m his brol her William, stating that he would have all of the tweiily-sii deli gate to the Chicago convention, the other from hi law partner, Al fred T. Roger, station that he had carried the entire state four to one. TWO EX-GOVERNORS ARE WITNESSES IN LEWIS CASE St. Louis. April 3. Former Oover ni'ls Folk and Stephens were It- nesc for the defense todav In th trial of K. !. Lewis, churned wr.h fraudulent use of the mail In promot ing hi I'nlverslty City enterprlwa. Mr. Folk testified that at l-wi' invitation, he niaile a p -ech toab i it three thounand persolm attending a convention of the Aim r lean Women's league. . He said hi address did not .Mff.-r In purix.ee .r Intent from mary he mad- before during and after his t I ii, a governor. Mephen said that he was a director .f :!e IVople I'fllted State I'JII.K or.t.l It put mil of business by n fr;nil ,.rd-r and th.it he and the oth "jrocois of th . l.ank I a, ne dire t is of "he l.-w iw pnhlishin Company. Il testified that after the Bet-olil I is niall prlvileKe had In-en r iir-!, Lcv! imnl I Iwi: i his plan ef 111,1 SIM-CceiL PHKNIRKNTI L CANDIDA! KS lil.K I-'OR PRIMARY. Sacramento, Cal.. April 3. Official notification from the California man naer of lioosevelt. Taft. I ji Follette. Wilson and Clark, to the effect that lolll the pieiddcnllal nomination pe tition and the petition for the list of deleaate to national conventions had l.e'-n filed in (he county clerk' office in all the conareiuiional district of the stHte, were received in the office of the accretary of state tonight. ARIZONA FOR INCOME TAX AND WOMAN SUFFRAGE Phoenix. Arfx., April S. The Ari rna legislature passed a resolution ratifying the Income tax amendment to the national constitution. - An i.il scfTrage amendment to the state constitution was recommended pas by an overwhelming majority .f the rceml.ru sitting In eomnil'tce of the whole. The name committee l-k adverse action upon a measure pro posing the sliolltlon of capital pun ishment. The . equal suffrage amendment which aeenis certain nf pa -.; in both houae. provide that the ,,i--tlon shall be submitted to the p-pl t th aext general elect ln. WKATIIKR IIIRKAl' ISSt'KS ANOTIIKR FLOOD WARXINO. Washington, April .1. The weather bureau tonight Issued this bulletin: The river situation Is critical from Cairo to the south of th Mississippi. If the levees hold the flood wlil doubt les be the greatvt of which the government has record. Considering only the water now In sight and without any further heavy rain. Ihe .Mississippi river below ickshurg will rise until the early part of May and If the levees hold ihe iiv,r will reach about 52 feet at Natchez. 42 feet at Haton Kongo and 2&.2 feet at New Orleans. Thes ligurc ale from I to 1.1! feet hlghe than any previous record. The warning Issued Tuesday for lit least 44 feet at Memphis on Saturday or Sunday If the levees hold Is re- peated and preparations should made accordingly. At Vlcksluirg the llftv foot stane will be passed by Sat lirday or Sunday and if the levees hoi I state of between A3. 5 and A4 teet Is likely to occur later. Helena, Arkansas, will pas the .'ill trtoi stake tomorrow arid continue to rise but the greatest static cannot forecasted at this time. At Cairo the stiiKe of 58 feet which was forecasted yesterday will not be rem bed because of the breaking of the levee below the city and It is probable that the areatest stage will be reached within two daye but II t much over 54 feet. the situation Is safe for the night. Mayor Parsons tonight. Issued a bul letin In which he. said: v "Cairo la absolutely safe." " Several steamboats are rescuing livestock from the Hooded district and although many thousand of dollar worth will be aved, the los on thl Item alone will be enormous. A message from Columhu. Ky., to night says that the only dry spot In the city Is at Star mills. The refugees at that place are without meat, .hut ex pect a boatload of supplies from St. I.oiiIm. , Th. levee at tlreentleld Landing. Mo., broke today and the water Is pouring Into that section. The entire Mississippi valley in this section Is In distress and ill need of prompt assistance, I.KVKs ;oi:s OCT AND INCXDVIFS I'ACTOHIKS Puducah, Ky., April 4. Teh-phono messages from Cairo this morning say the Mobile and Ohio levee there ha gone out and ' that many manufac tories are inundated. The Illinois Central levee wa holding early this morning and it protects the main part of the town. It 1 reported muny person were rendered homeless. FIRST VICTORY FOR BATTLEAT PARRAL HAD I1HF.AK IN I.I.YKK IN LN DAi KS UHlii: ONK. Cairo; 111., April 4. The Mobile and Ohio levee In the drainage district broke early this morning. Inundating I'rbandalo ami Future. City, manu facturing suburbs of this city. The break is said to be fifty yards long. Tho Mobile and Ohio levee I on the north west end of Cairo, protecting what Is known as the drainage dis trict. This section Is given over prin cipally to truck gardens, though there are several fuctorle In the vicinity. Between 150 and 200 houses, are said .o be In the path of the flood. No Uvea were lost, Nearly every able bodied man In Cairo with many Imported laborers are struggling along the seven miles of levee fighting to prevent the flood engulfing the city. . General Campa in Command of Rebels Attacks Unexpectedly Large Force of Federals and Sent Back with Loss of Gun. 0R0ZC0T0 CONCENTRATE ATTACK ON LOST POSITION Decisive Conflict Probable in Vicinity of Jiminez Toward Which Strong Armies of Gov ernment Are Moving, HICKMAN HOPI S FOR ItKI.IKF FROM HOOP TODAY Hickman, Ky.. April 4. Hope of relief tomorrow when resumption ol train service Is promised, buoyed up the people of Hickman tonight. The food supply is running low. The business section of the city was abandoned to the Hood today with the lllpp Top residence and barn were crowded with refugee. Hunts ma Ic frequent trips acrosa to the Mlsmiur! shore and returned laden with human. Ity. Person were rescued from housi top and the branches of trees and brought here tu share In the provi Ion. 1 tine pussenger train today ventured within eight pules of Hlckttinn where the expres matter. Including 4.II0U loaves of bread, wa transferred to wagon and brought into th, city. TKXTS AMI RATIONS M l con in tknnkssm: Nashville, Tenn., April 3. Appeals lor tent nnd ration reached Hover- nor lliMtper today rrom flood suffer ers In Tipton and liiloii counties. Ad jutant Oencral Frank Maloney, of tb state militia, left for Dyrrsburu this afternoon to Investigate. A supply ( lent will be sent Into the tl.MMb-,1 dis tricts. There ar reported to be SJon Mood re f n seen w ithout aheller at U , l- dolph. who cm lc reached only by Ixmt from Memphis. MOOD STATION KHT AT CAIRO WITH .VI H IT OK WAYKU. Cairo. 111.. April 3. The flood sit uation tonlaht remain alioot th' same as It was tmlay. The gaiiae re corded j3 4 feet at sundown, a ri of only .3 feet since last niaht The river I now I.I feet htxher than ver before. 1 M 1 -st predictl-m are thl It will not pas Ihe it -foot mark. A great army of men is astchln the levee tonight and It I thought FLOODS RAOK IN MONTANA Rl'NNINO OVKH I.OWINDS Glasgow, Mont., April S. The wo. len Missouri river Is running over the lowlands south and east of here. Llsmls, twenty mllea south of tilas gow, hit h been swept from the map, according to report reaching here today, one farmer, with hi wife and three children, barely had reached high ground when the river broke through It bank and swept awa their house. Passenger train are delayed and freight service I nearly at a standstill. WATCH ItlslVti RAPIDLY TH RKATI V I NO M KM PH IS Memphis. Tenn., April 3. Kverv hour tonight sees further water ctl- (loachments on this city. Tw enty-live locks In the northern sections are submerged to a depth of six or seen eei ami t in von oayoso Is over its hank within Ihrce-ouarters. of a mile of the principal business section. The I'll' gas supply ha given out ami in the flooded district the sewer y stein I out of commission. Lack of labor Is hampering the work of combating the river. Soiiih of .Memphis the love, s arc r.' lolled strong. North of Memphis the St. FramiH levee district is regarded as the principal point of danger ex cepting a short strip Just above the illy and tomorrow rnuii rs will concentrate their efforts at that point. MtOWIVO CHOPS St pi 'Kit MI CH FROM OltKAT FLOODS. Charleston, Mo., April' 3. Mississip pi county Ih aufferiiia a heavy los to growing crops and livestock bcause if the recent breaking of levee In tills district. No Ins of life ha I n ported. The eastern portion of the unity will sustain the greatcHt crop lorn, bur If Ihe Millets siiI.mMc I v Mav , farmers plan lo plant wheat lands ill cirn and can harvest- before front. Vriiiimeiiieota have In-en made for e..ring for refugees from thl hum oher countle and th,re I no Imme diate danuer of aupplie bcinu ex-lu.l'led. The flood murk a new high Wet stae. I I Oil PPROPRI TION I 111,1 II FOOD AND Ol HFH t PI'I II K Washington. April 3. Senator ,-lcct Jiinie. f Keniioki, and l(eprcs" tlve Russell, of Mlion.urt, will . on fer with ITeshtent Taft tomorrow ! time hit, i to send a Hpccial mcaaaK" I onareaa asklria for an spproprioti Mi to buy f i m m! and supplies for Mississip- I river flood sufferers. The appropriation of 1 3: '. f". ,iu thorlxcd y.-sleribiv, wm for reiMlrln id t remit heniiia the I. ..f ihe stxllen river. A sie. I.I rc-cilug of the house committee on a pproprli I' mi ha Im en called for tomorrow to l..-i.r Ihe argument of Senator J.. ,n n ntit Mr. Russell for an airortLv, to relieve Ihe flood ailfferer In lr vuinity of lt koixn. Ky. KIVKIt HltlHKM I I-IT T st. un ih ami i:iin;. SI. Louis. April 3 The M Isslssip.d liver reached Ihe ilnnt-r mark. IhlriJ f et, here tonight and still ' rising. By Mnralng Jnnranl apeclsl Leased Wlra.1 Jlmllie. Mexico, April 3. The troop of President Madero gained their first victory In the northern campaign yesterday when they de feated the liberal, (leneral Campa, at Parral, and ent him scurrying back to the base at thl city, " Instead of finding a handful of de-, fender at Parral under General Pancho Villa, he wa met by deadly fire from ft force which h estimated at two thousand, under command of tleneral Villa, Telle, Vrblna and Soto. Campa opened the fight at dawn yeterday, firing at long range with his artillery. Attempting to press closer he wa met by a withering fir and retreated, having loat three killed and twelve wounded, accord ing to hi own report today, and hav ing loat one of his big guns. The presence of the federal In force at Parral and the knowledge that another government force la ap--proachlng Kscalon, seem to Indicate that tlie rebels m,ut abandon their campulgn against Torreon and de fend themselve In i decisive battle ln the neighborhood of Jimlnex. The government troop apparently have been strongly' reinforced and reorganised and rtotermlnevl to e . ttieve, their recant, defeat, brofcirbl about largely by blunder and acci dents, and to preas the fighting. General Pascual Oroco now face an enemy on hi flank at Parral and another coming from the outh, pre annul lily under Ueneral1 Huerta, w ho with 2,000 men wu hurried north front the City of Mexico a week ago but too late to avert defeat at that time, Campa left here Monday with oo men and met nu opposition until in front of Parral. He, wa allowed to take A seemingly advantageous position without opposition. No sooner had he posted hi men, however, than he discovered in a rain of bullets and shell, that the federal were con cealed on a commanding hill known a 1-a Prlclii. Tho federal gave, chase when Campa retreated. Campa left a rear guard of 400 under Major tjucvada, to check and harras the federal and to cover hi retreat. A tho country I rugged and mountainous with deep arroyos in which much larger force might conceal themselves, (Jiicvada wa able to retard his pursuer while Campa returned to the base. fjucvada had been sent originally to reinforce Campa, but had only reached lima, twenty mile from Par ral, when he came upon hi flying comrade in arms. The federals aotith of Kscalon are less of an Immediate danger and Gen eral irox. o Intend to concentrate ht attucg on Parral. liaca will serve as Ihe new base for thl movement, (leneral Hernando started for llaea last nlsht, relieving (Jllevudu of a responsibility to which hta small force seemed uneiial, and consolidat ing the two column. (leneral Salaxar and Sim entrained for the same destination today. The federal main force Is reported on their front and a decisive engage merit Is looked for tomorrow, (leneral Salarar will be In supreme command of the rebel. The coun try la mountainous and It may take several da.vs o decide Ihe badle. Ceiieral Salaxar made slow pro gren today, ug he stopped to repair the telegraph wires. lien. ml Cam pa In hi haste to mis. k neglected to do till and when defeated wa unable to communicate with his baa. The icpalr woWk. however, will not prevent , ieii.-ial Si. lar-ir from be ing present when the fighting begin. i.i:m imi, yii i. .i i n i RKDIT Milt VICTORY" Fl P.-ii. Texa. April 3. Mil-rt1t suents here de. l ire that the credit fer the federal victory at Parrsl beh.llt I lo il. nernl Pen, h Villa. Thc stato Hint It Lure I v ,athle that he r sasiMted .y tleneral Crlna hut I ha Hen. rain Auhert and Teller, were l Mapiml. l; mllea from Parral. will, ihe main force of the government. MtDFISO Mil J, 4XNMMt 4.RIFA N OF AMIISU NS, Wa.hiTiKtoii, April 3 Preablelst Madero' cl.inet will lake up m Frt day, Ihe arievan,-e of ihe Ainvrhan railroad employe In Mexb-o. Ihsl thev have been dls rltnlnated ajalnat In favor of Metbana. The slate deirtment ha hl Am "idor VH- pi-tnl vol the DHTfl- slty of rea hin p.me kind of aa a. m.-nt nislnlaln Ihe traffic on the line. Th tat fei4rtment after dlrrvt-