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Hoy/ a Noted San Francisco Lawyer Got
Rid of His "Affinity*'— the Inside of
a Celebrated Case—Will Be Told
in the Chief Lees Article in
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Alameda Minister Is Chosen to
Succeed Wales Palmer In
San Anselmo
Election Is Regarded as an
Aftermath of Dr. Day's
Removal • .
[Special Distich la The Call]
OAKLAND* Nov. 23.— Rev. Frank L.
Brush, pastor of the First" Presbyterian
church of Alamedai, has been elected
.president of the San Francisco tbeo- \
logical seminary at San Anselmo, as
successor to "Wales I A Palmer of Oak
land, who was retired by the same ele
ment •which seeks the removal on
grounds of heresy of Dr. Thomas F.
Day, professor of Old Testament exe
gesis in the seminary.
Th» selection of Doctor Brush In
Palmer's stead follows' closely on the
action of the Presbyterian synod, which
met a f«»w -weeks ago at 'Fresno, in
condemning as heretical certain teach
ings and opinions adhered to by the
seminary instructor, especially as to his
disbelief that Moses wrote the books of
the Pentateuch.. The elevation of Rev.
Dr. Brush to the head of. the mlnis
tpriel school is taken as a prelude to
the dismissal of Doctor Day because
of the attitude -<»f the synod. The direc
tors will meet on January 11. 1911. to
act on the synod's condemnation of the
Dr. Day Tried Before
* This will not be the first time that
Doctor Day's retention in the seminary
facnltj* ha? been made an issue in the
board of directory. Three years ago he
irajs put on trial, and on. that occasion
tVales J. Palmer supported the pro
fessor, throwing his influence xrlth the
majority of the directorate to keep the
biblical authority in his chair.
Although Doctor Day and President
Palmer were victorious then, the pow
erful clement in Presbyterian circles
opposing them has not weakened. On
t'r.e contrary 4'ue opponents of the pro
fessor's teachings have gained In
strength and the issuc"Varhe to sharp
. \u25a0/•"on'fllct iii the Fresno, ynod. Eight new
directors were chosen by the same
synod which, condemned Doctor Day
as' a heretic. It was this reorganized
directorate, composed of 16 Califor
nians, six members from Oregon and
two from Washington, which last Fri
day made Rev. F. S. Brush president
in place of Palmer.
Wales Palmer, the former president.
is now in Massachusetts. His* home is
at 1490 Seventh avenue. Advanced In
age he has been in ill health for some
time, and because of his affliction was
obliged this wiiiter to absent himself
from the scene of his duties. He was.
retired from the presidency in his ab
sence and will not be in this state when
the new members of the board of di-
Tyro otb,er officers were elected last
Friday, these being Kobert Dollar as
vice president, and Charles L. Laton as
secretary and treasurer.
Rev. Dr. Brush, in discussing* the
conflict over Doctor 1 Day's teachings,
did not commit himself.
"I do not feel that this Is the time
for me to discuss Doctor Day's teach
ings." explained the new president.
"The facts involved in the director's
action?, howevrr. are. these::rC;'
Brush Noncommittal
"At the synod a vote was taken on
Dr. Day's teachings* '.The synod con
demned them as* heretical. Then there
came the election of new directors for
the seminary, and eight men were
elected. This made a strong enough
vote In the board to retire President
PaJmer. I was chosen to succeed him.
"Regarding the dismissal of Dr. Day
because of hjeresj-, I will say that the
directors wll| meet January 11 of next
year to act on teh condemnatory vote
of the synod. It seems likely that he
\u25a0will t»e ousted, although the vote will
he close. The complexion of the board
of directors indicates as much.
"Shock to Throat Causes Loss of
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
% CHICO. Xov. 29. — Mrs. George Hos
kins of Oak way was stricken dumb
yesterday in a peculiar manner. She
tripped in walking across her- back
PI, and.in falling struck lier throat
he- edge of an iron kettle. .She has
unable to talk since. A physician
called believes she will regain her
vok-e eventually.
Securities Held for $27,750 Debt
Sell at $8,750
Homer S. King at an auction
sale by the ' United States marshal yes-!
frday fo 4 r f£.7sO ' th* 1 ' 5D Ocean Shore
railway rompany sinking fund bonds,
with a par value of $50,000. which he
previously had held as $pcurity for a
of $27,750. Only one other bid,
I i».00f».i ».00f». was made for the -50 bonds of
* ih« defunct railway, and King bought
• hem in to protect his own interests.
T!i«* sale. muj=t be approved by United
States District Judge Van Fleet. yi ;..;,
The San Francisco Call.
Students Are Oppressed With Rules
Which Know No Reason by , Gom
mittee That Is Czarlike in Its Acts
President of the University Spent: About One-
Third of His Time There in Last Three Years,
Leaving Absolute Control in Prot A:.B. Glark
STANFORD UNIVERSITY,; Nov. 29.— .Here upon the Stan
ford campus, where discussion of the recent intercollegiate game
with the University of California has naturally been a foremost
topic, I have heard, time and again this comment:
"•Well, the team was all right and the rooting great. The
'Stanford spirit' was there after all. It came back in good shape."
True, it was a glorious pine, despite defeat. The men of the
team and the men in the bleachers did all that could 'be- asked of
them. They fought loyally to the end. They exhibited through
every turn of fortune the true "Stanford spirit." But why should
the presence of this spirit have been questioned? r-Ji- always* has
been Stanford's greatest pride and greatest boast; it has been that
intangible something that stands for all there-is of loyalty, will,
force, vigor and power; it has turned defeat into victory; it has
taken the sting out of defeat; it has been accepted 'as the embodi
ment of that quality which* no adversity could ever- kill— as some
thing interwoven with the very beings' of fall true Stanford men
Why, then, should it be said that the "Stanford spirit" Was
there Rafter all?" Why should (it be necessary for the "Stanford
spirit" to "come back?" Has the spark been quenched even" for a
moment, or has there ever been a doubt of it?
Truth to tell, the Stanford spirit never has died, and it never
will. The question implied in these spoken comments is but another
symptom of the illness of Stanford university The "Stanford spirit"
has been in danger, but' it has survived thus. far with all its oldtime
strength, and it will continue to survive until there is an end to the
generations of Stanford men and women upon the earth.
There is nothing- the matter with the Stanford spirit, but there
is something: the matter with Stanford. itself, u :,Thc'iiniversity is ill,
and this illness is due to the lack of sympathy and the attitude of
antagonism between faculty: and student body. On either side there
is suspicion, even distrust. Faculty members- with whom rests the
authority of student control are proceeding, upon the theory that
?nd S that ci hr S^ n °% to ,. be . ti ; usted ' a constant guard must be maintained
h,M f JJ ° f u dlSClpline must be SoU 6 ht f or and severely punished
On the other hand the students feel that personal liberty is at an end liat
an unjust system of oppression holds them in check, that they arc expected
only t o obey/another Will, .that when conflict arises they 'can expect no"
Tf this- were but a family row," it would doubtless be most unfortunate
to. meddle with it at all. Stanford, however, is a big. vital factor n the edu
cauonal hfe of California. By virtue of its exemption f romSo n if for
o other cause at all, i ,s no longer a private but a public institution Rs
wejfar| and its future should be of the deepest interest to every Californian
If a wrong is to be righted, the public is entitled to -know the facts iTS
ul^lf 1 atCthC Wr ° ng dd ° CS «»;;,*eq«cstion now should be to place
In the every day life and affairs of Stanford university direct dealing
in all matters affecting student control and discipline are vested In a faculfv
committee known as the student affairs committee. 5^
committee is Prof. A. B. Clark, head of the art department ofth^univerSv
faculS " " StUdCnt bOdy " COncer » ed ' the most unpopular n"n ii the
Without exception, all the friction and trouble that have kept Stanford
m a turmoil for nearly three year* is due to the relations eiisti^ between
Clark s committee and the student body. This is the committee that exerScs
pracfically unlimited powers of discipline, that makes rules and carries them
into execution, that deals with every, matter in which student action is con
or r "Yo' - aS thC abSolute and final power to say, "You may sta>""
Upon the Clark committee devolves the real control of all the student
affairs of the University Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of the university
has adopted a policy of "hands off." • t '= ll >'.
Ever since the appointment of the Clark committee in ihe spring of 1908
he has made it plain that the entire responsibility for the control of student
affairs rests with these .subordinates, .-that he will not interfere with an'v
decision given by them and that there is no appeal; from a decision of this
committee. In fact, he takes absolutely no personal interest in this phase—
the most human and delicate phase— of university management During the
last three years he has spent only about a third of his time during the colics
years at the university. " " &
Clark was appointed chairman of the student affairs committee at a time
of turmoil. That was in the spring of 1908, when the question of • drinkine
had been made the basis" of a lively discussion and had led to the resignation
of the existing student affairs committee.
The promulgation of new" rules. upon the advent of Clark led to a paTade
of protest by the students. . Using the mailed fist and the most drastic
measures, the Clark committee succeeded finally in quelling open opposition
on the part of the students, but at the expense of the suspension of 12 of
the most prominent men in the university and the threatened suspension of
247 others. ; .
\u25a0 Until his appointment as chairman of the student affairs committee Clark
was practically .unknown to the university communitj-. *His only claim to
prominence lay in the fact that he was the most outspoken and determined
advocate of absolute prohibition in the faculty and that he had led the political
fight, which made Mayneld'ja "dry" town and had become mayor/ of that
place on a "no saloon" ticket. He was quick to put his personal beliefs
into effect. ' . ; " V - v; %
The prevailing sentiment of the student body was 1 strongly.favorable to |
the suppression of drunkenness and rowdyism, and, the measures that" had' i
been taken by the. former 'committee to secure moderation had been generally I
indorsed; but there quickly arose a feeling; that the method^ adopted by the '
Clark committee Were more severe than the circumstances ; required. ; -There
followed the storm which led to the threatened ''strike" iof the" entire student
body and resulted in one of the most unpleasant periods \\ of notoriety that I
Stanford ever has "been forced to endure. . ' -. . i \u25a0 . •-
\u25a0 Clark's attitude toward the student '\u25a0 body has never changed. The rule
has been one of absolutism. In l.Clark ''and- his: 'committee i-has l^been- vested *the
power, and to^that power the student b^dy ha 6 been ;force^l totbow. It has
been made to understand -that , might rules'. \> Doctor Jordan refused to , inter
fere at the time of this trouble, 4 thbugh;begge~^
to do so, and has ever siiVceTrefiisedt^
A. B. Clark, a man thoroughly hated :by the ;.student\body^ ! Hapb ; ctomc^the i
dictator of student affairs. .' " N! . : v.|
Todaj; Stanford/ university >is 111; 7 - .The- seat -of ;* the! 'trouble the
differences between- faculty- and -students \ over f. the 'question: oi 'control of
btudent affairs. Where lies the blame? 'Whafis:the remedy? "* ; ' "\u25a0 \u25a0 -~'
Illinois Commissimi Permits In^
crease of 7 Cents ; a Ton in ; ;
Eastern Fuel Wflijße 25 or 50
Cents; Higher^ito the
[Special Dispatch tSTf^e Call]
CHICAGO. Nov.- 2^-^-Th© price of coal
is expected to; advance as the result of
a decision of uthej' lllinois railroad and
warehouse' commission . : . this'; afternoon.*
The decision grani^ithe railroad a" right
to increase the 't '"^ight rales on? coal
between Illinois robjea and Chicago and
other industrial centers of the northern
part of the,': state.'and as several
ers expressed 'it;during. the? afternoon,
"the consumer, wi 11 -.pay the' freight." «;•"
The declslohVqf ; the ''commission, per
mits an advance of ; 7, cents 'aTton^but: Iri
the case of -the -consumers Hhe'l'tncrease'
is expected : to :be".somethingilik€r-25ror,
50 cents. On^the-bai^isiof the 12,324,000
tons of coal ;b'rought> into; Chicago'from
Illinois and ; Indiana'; "during ," the coal
season of 1909-19103! the" advance l^ylll
add $840,000 .to -tlie/ freight cbills- for
Chicago alone.: , V; f > , : .
The advance.in rates, pronounced Rea
sonable by the commission,'; following
an investigation started [last ' JuneTand
over the protests'of, the manufacturers,'
is less than that asWed'by the railroads:.'
They have filed tariffs^ effective De'cem-;
ber 1, increasing the^, rates by 10; cents
a ton both from ..Illinois "\u25a0 and 'Indiana
mines. ; The tariffs [ were, "originally) in^
tended to take; effect|June I,'buts were,
suspended by the ; roads; pending ; a 'de
cision of the commission} after; the jllll-*
nois manufacturers'association'andthe
Commonwealth-Edisbn. ff*^ company, . - had
asked the commlssloriito'sfix the exist-;'
ing rates as 'a; maxlmunVf or. the \u25a0 state:
As the tariffs already^ have beeri'tfiled
with the interstate.^commerce commis
sion and it is now^-too^late; to v wltri-f
draw them, .the .advance,' of : 10 cents
will be made Deceniberiijand willicon\
tinue for 10 days, ! ; until "the. 'new.' rates
can be filed. , -' ; v ;
Counsel for the -shippers/, while, riot
entirely satisfied 'with' the; decision^ .de-"
clared it had; proved';;their' : contention
that. the advance Intended (tiy\ the roads
was unreasonable^The^railroads/ not
entirely satisfied b'ecause^they ywerejnot
allowed their, fulli adyarice.'| probably
will accept the decisioriv without; pro-"
test. \u25a0 . \u25a0 ./ ."-;V-'..".'J \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0 -:t ""-:\u25a0'... \u25a0-/[
The rates determined" as reasonable
by the commission iwe rei announced 'by.
Chairman 'Orville^TV/Bgirry^of :the, ! comr]
mission' after. itwolday^WfargumentVby*
attorncys.repre^eriting/^hQ^carriers' and
the; -'manufacturers;:**';*-, -'formal f "decision
comprising ,the 'v, s^o"njpleto lijfth dings ...of.
the commission; Wlllbe made as 'soon as
it can be prepared. '.'.'- . ' '
Government Departments Di
rected to Reduce Estimates
for Coming: Year •/
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.— President
Taft informed his cabinet officers after
scrutinlizng the final; draft of the esti
mates of they arious government, de
partments for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 1911, that* there "must be a> fur
ther cut in theml r '• ''-."". \u25a0\u25a0?'"'
R.epresentative Alexander ;of New
York, chairman of the house. committee
on rivers and harbors, and, General
Blxby, chief of the engineers of the
army, were among those in the confer
ence.-, :'•-- -' : " .' \u25a0. \u25a0!\u25a0 : :'.\, '[ .
Alexander, said that the .rivers, and'
harbors bill to ]be ßeported to, congress
would carry : approximately 130,000,000!
in appropriations "and authorizations.*
At Its 'first meeting tomorrow the
rivers, and I harbor - committee Iwll 1 have
before it the estimates of .\u25a0 the--war"de
partment and the, general^plan to which
the president is 'favorable. : •
This" is; ; the first- bill to be" prepared
under the plan , for. an annual river and
harbor bill: Members of; the \u25a0\u25a0.commit
tee have not had Van opportunity. , to
examine the- estimates carefully, but it
is the \u25a0total: 'will be much
smaller,, than \ any ; of recent years. :Es
timatea.. of ; appropriations . needed' for
continuing, contracts amount T to s about
$7,ooo,ooo, vwhile.;. the war department
has > rec6mmerided i s further appropria
tions iof about $22,000,000.'
Break Into ' Tunnel and Hold Up
v Six Miners ;
: WINNEMUCCA.'Nev., N0v.. 2 9.— Three
masked men, who broke into the tunnel
of v a : i rich 1 goldf mine , near ; here today
overlooked^ $8,000; worth pf v high grade
ore. The"; robbers "broke : down ; : four
heavy doors at the entrance to the tun
nel. six miners, ''.\u25a0•. they' : .-i made
them ; face\theiwalJ. While one r o f|the
intruders v stood ; guard -the others' two
searched ; for,s treasures: .In their haste
they,- did t riot } notice ; the :.rich .* ore that
had ibeen packed Airi sacks ; and .was
standing, lnithejstope.".^ "-.,.•_ > ;
3 ; A^lbcioNov^i29?--J^ ll^Glbson^a
resident of »Antioch, j was skilled by the
accidentar'discharg-e* of ' his ; gun today
at Grizzly/ island;? where he r had gone
t with ; a\ companion \ to { hunt .wild • hogs.
Gibson. 'was j landing f romVa* boat \u25a0 when
the.- ac T cident«;qcc"urre.3 ; :.Thia full? 'charge
;bi,Bh<jtTentere\l 'his^breaßt, killihgJhim
instantly^ SThejbody.; was removed to
Beniciai. '^Gibson', leaves c a .widow* and
four children. ! : . :;. '\u25a0 •-."• :-.[ .; r '.-. \u25a0•. •.\u25a0;\u25a0<"%.\u25a0•* \u25a0*\u25a0'
.One of ;.the; automobile tmailsideiiverv
wa gons i,was -tried !i out jfy est erday^ by"' the*
local j- \u25a0departmeh't;:-t; ; »TheJresults tof the
pqrtimadej^b'iWashi.ng-toh'; yesterdays by
Postmaster,; Flskl Should
thel* automobilesm.eet^-wijhfc apprbvalrtit'
will [entirely supplant jhorse'drawn'Vma'ilj
Vehicles. \u25a0 :':^.:\-'\^ ; - .• -..,,;"
Diaz in State of Collapse
War Minister to Be Removed
State capitbl ;ai city of Chihuahua. x
Cathedral 'aV.iity of r Chihuahaa.
LONDON, .Nov.^29.— politicians of all
parties are every nerve to
crowd -into taJfew.4daysT.w6rk that in
ordinary elections iis'^spread over ; weeks'
or months.^;Nearly"all-the heavy guns
were >in -action^ tonightr ."",*'.. .> lr'l
Arthur J. ; Balfour,- leader* 6t the op
position in< the -house of 'commons, be
fore a meeting : in '^Albert I hall, i",w here
he warmly'- s^ppdrted"- {t the referendum,
described the . government as ipuppets,
dancing',. to ithe^tune ,of John Redmond
and'«hisV American s paymasters.
•'Riotous*- scenes attended the'appear
[Special Dispatch to The Call!
WASHINGTON.. D.G.. Nov. 29.—Sec
retary Charles l Nagel. of the depart
ment.of commerce and labor; will ; not
be, appointed 'to .one 'of "the vacancies
on the supreme bench. Nagel himself
todaj 1^ denied "r-thep reports of his
prospective'! appointment.!*. He .said he
had notr been offered \u25a0 the? place by. the
president -arid'; that "he .to re
main ; in ;the cabinet; - :> •./\u25a0\u25a0'"; .
Rumors regarding^ Secretary. Klnoz of
the state department were likewise dis
credited. Knox has no' ambition- to go
• - .TUCSOX, -. Ariz.; Nov. 29.'— After, five
months' search through the west and 10
years of separation, Mrs. Robert^Archl
bald "of '. Elgin.; 'lll.; ••found;^ her husband
at Oracle near 'here^and : started-! home
today.tb claim a fortune.,'
\V' Archibald "disappeared^ \u25a0\u25a0'fronil home,; it
is said;" when* debts wereVpresslng. him
and h©' was .without -funds. . Kis wife
has -since pa id ' his ' obligations'.^ The
efforts lof "others to have -him declared
.^ASTRAKHAN, ;\u25a0 Jtunsia,*-Xov. : ; 29.— : Dun
ing" a r *; sudden r. tempest in. theljCaspian.
sea\ today .i'a'-.landinK- stagre jon which"
were"^ 300 l rersia'n Vd ock Iwas
dragged from fits : moo"rings;,arid ; swept
6utft6;f:ear:' : ;Th'e storm^.was so; violent
tha^attempts^at'resciiejwere. futile' and
a'lTSh'ope that -any of Lt h? „• men { wiilv, be
saved£hasr«beeriYabandoned. ' '• : \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0.". •_
: Sco res- of Yships,^ several v with -their
A rmfrtjE weather: y
J $^SSTERDA Y>-frH'isiest ; temperature. 64 ;
*FO^S^J#OR TOD A Y—£louds; east
-• r • n?in d, changing to southeast; rain by night J\
ance' here 'tonight' in " Colckester of
Winston 'Spencer v Chu'rchlH, the home
secretary. * Thousands congregated in
the| streets jeering and shouting. Many
of ;j them k gathered around ! Churchill's
carriage, • at:- which they threw flah,
eggs 'and other missiles.'
Many of the windows In the liberal
heWljuarters'were .smashed. A large
squad of police "was sent out to patrol
the streets.
Premier Asquith's meeting .tonight
in Reading was; -disturbed' frequently
by j suffragist ; sympathizers, - the .ma
jority .of jwh ! om were thrown out.
on the supreme bench and has twice
declined the honor.
, Judge Francis J. Swaze of the su
preme court of New Jersey is being con
sidered by the;president for one of the
vacancies, butthe president is keeping
an open mind on the question of the
associate Justiceship until a few days
before he sends the names to the senate.
The only certainty in connection with
the supreme '.court, vacancies* is • that
Charles 'E.lHugHes.will^be .named chief
justice. This Vas.'a'uthoritativeljr an
nounced In The' Call last Saturday.
legally dead caused her to search
through the twest for him so that he
might get his share!
After leaving home Archibald cor
responded for , a short time with his
wife, ;but she eventually lost track of
him. : She traced him to Phoenix and
Tucson, where she was baffled until
she • called' for mail- at the general de
livery .window of the postoffice and by
mistake- was given ", a letter " addressed
to her., husband '. at 'Oracle. ' :;
crews on >oard, were sunk at their
\^??ji%f ; ' s y:* t!!'&t !!'&? c ? en '' t .Caspian : 'coast
- Seven -towns along the coast were
\u25a0flooded, ;h'undreds;of inhabitants ''taking
refuße^on" haystacks. \Ttie plight 'of the
sufferers ;o is, 'pi tiahle, ; . as i '-intense . "cold
has : added tol the .- general ' misery.
' "A'humber of steamers -ha 3 beeu' sent
Iro2n~'thiSr*p_o'rt to aid them.
Itisurrectos Engage the Federal
Forces Near Chihuahua and
Are in Control of the
Insurgents Now Have Posses
sion of Towns of Santa
Isabel; San Andreas
and Guerrero
War Clouds That Are
Hovering Over Mexico
General \avnrrn'* 300 men battle
at KatM.of Chihuahua.
Death list of rxupasement 1m
neven rebels and one soldier
Dead Insurgent** bodlrs exhibited
a.» mtrnlnc.
InsurrectOM have control of Mexi
can Xortbvceatrra railroad.
Guerrero, Santa Isabel and . San
Andrea* In hand* of inVnr cents.
Madero 1m .graining; recruit*, and
- army nnmber* .1,000.
Situation in -Loxrer California be
come* ' acute ; and consul . hold*
| necret . con'f eTenee. . . .
ifan l)ii>K» U nillnr: wtih* rebel
I «ymi)»«huer!i. who art <>ro<mlns
, , bonier" into . MejclctJ. ~*
Ilia* reported nroiitrated and vrill
• remOTe mr minister.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 29.—Fight
*nS again took place near Chi
huahua today, according to un
confirmed reports received here. Gov
ernment officials at Juarez have not
been advised, of disturbances. Details
are lacking.
Rebels Hold Railroad
CHIHUAHUA. Mex.. Xov. 2S (via
El Paso, Tex.. Nov. 29V.— A sharp
skirmish, lasting three hours, occurred
yesterday between government troops
under General Xavarro and 300 in
surrectos at the very gates of this
city. The insurgents are known to
have lost seven killed, their bodies
having been brought here fodav and
laid, out -at police headquarters as an
object lesson to disturbers of the
peace. The government loss wa3 one
dead and six wounded.
-The revolutionists removed their
While the insurrectionists retreated,
they gained their object, which was to
prevent the government from regain
ing control of the Mexico and North
western railroad from this point to
ilinaca. Since the attack on a train a
\u25a0week ago not a train has run over the
The revolutionists are said to hay*
their main force at Santa Isabel, about
35 miles west of here, and other forces
at San Andres and Guerrero, thus con
trolling the line.
Rebels Gain Reinforcements
General Navarre returned to thU city
with his force to await reinforcements.
It is reported that the insurrectos hay*
been reinforced by bands from Patxal
and that in all they number abont
1,000. They are said to have fortified,
a number of positions along: the line.
With' this condition confronting him
there is nothing for General Xavarro to
do until his little array has been at
least redoubled. It is understood hers
that reinforcements^have been ordered
to proceed from the city of Mexico. It
is admitted that the situation is more,
serious than has been reported. - but
the pacification % of the towns along th*
railroad is confidently believed to be
merely a matter of time. If yesterday's
fight- is prophetic, as it probably i».
lively 'fighting In the mountains Is In
Attack Rear Guard
General Navarro's army of 400 m#n
left "here yesterday .in three detach
ments, a cavalry company and one of
Infantry and. a rear guard of cavalry
escorting a number of women and chil
dren and wagons loaded with provisions
and ammunition.
' The first two detachments left the
city at "6 o'clock in th«» morning apd
the rear guard at 7 o'clock. The in
surrectos were, concealed In the hills
four miles west of the city, under cover
of -ditches, big boulders, stone fences
and a little plantation house called.
Casas Colorado. .
""Their . presence was not suspected,^
They allowed the first two.* detachments!
to proceed along the . winding road^,
which closed follows Uie xailroaifc}

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