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From The North
Renew Attack From The West-Several Hundred Casualties
Attend The Assaults, The Fiercest Of The Ojinaga
Campaign Wounded Constitutionalists Under Care
Of The American Red Cross-Federal General
Martinez Among The Injured
Presidio, Tex., Jan. 5. More tlian'
5,000 rebels, tho combined forces un
der General Ortega and General Rod
riguez, renewed the attack onOJlnaga
and stormed tho town from the west.
Theflght from the new position seems
to have given tho rebels a slight ad
vantage and they rapidly advanced
on tho garrison.
Early In tho day tne reoei3 at
tempted to take the. garrison from
the north, but this proved disastrous
to thera, and many of their troops
wero mowed down from tho terrible
resistance put up by the federals.
"Retreating' 'from the arroyo,-a mlla
and njialf from the garrison, tho reb
ols under tho command of Ortega
moved to the Conchos river and thero
joined the forces of Lon .Rodriguez
and resumed their attack.
The rifle and cannon fire of the
rebels has been very effective and
more than 70 of tho government
forces Hre said to have been killed
and 150 wounded. Tho federals be
lieve that tho rebel Iossoe are equally
as heavy, and reports have been re
ceived in the town indicating an enor
mous death list.
Two thousand federal cavalry left
Ojinaga at dusk, headed for the ar-
royo a mile and a half from the city,
and will make an effort to flank Or
tega's section of the attacking army
near the Concho3 river. This step
was taken when the assault from tho
combined rebel force became so
fierce that tho rebels began to drive
In the federals.
Fifteen wounded Constitutionalists j
crossed to tho American side and i
were taken in charge by tho Red i
Cross nurses. Federal Brigadier Gen
eral Martinez was seriously wounded
Mid is now on his way to Marfa, hav
ing crossed to the American side for
medical treatment.
Both the rebel and federal armies
have sufficient f6od and ammunition,
and if tho government forces stand
Denier, Colo., Jan. 5. Mother
jone3 was foicibly deported from tho
coal btrlke district after her arrival
at Trinidad from El Paso. On ordeis
of General Chase, a detachment met
hor at the station, took her from a
' Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6. A courier
departed from Horschel Island late In
November, a month after Captain
Louis Lano and Ebnor Draper left tho
steamer Tolar Bear In. tho Arctic.
Tho courier brought to Nome a letter
from Haze Dobbs, a moving picture
operator, on the whaler Belvedeio,
which somo havo feared was lost
with Stefansson's steamer ICarluk.
The Belvedere is surrounded by im
mense icebergs in winter quarters 15
' miles off shore and 70 miles from
Horschel island. Dobbs writes that
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Dy tneir guns It will bo days before
the rebels will bo able to capturo
Ojinaga, if at all.
Major Luis Terrazas, third grand
son of General Luis Terrazas, multi
millionaire land baron of Chihuahua,
of the federal army at Ojinaga, was
shot In tho foot. The federal deser
tions havo almost stopped since tho
men were patd.
The dead so far is estimated at 200
for both sides, with about 300 wound
ed on both sides, a total of soft cas
ualties since the fighting opened a
week ago. The rebels claim to havs
C.O0O men and the federals 4.000.
Opposes Intervention.
Washington, Jan. 5. "Intervention
in Mexico is out of the question,"
said Representative Bartholdt, a Re
publican momber of the house com
mittee on foreign affairs. "We shall
not consider the proposal a moment.
Forcible inten entlon in Mexico would
mean war. I think the pacific policy
of 'watchful waiting' devised by
President Wilson is ono of the great
oat achievements of the administra
tion." Villa Leaves For Ojinaga.
Juarez, Mexico, Jan. 5. Genoral
Pancho Villa left Juarez for the front
at Ojinaga to take command of his
fotces, which have been unsuccessful
in taking the town from the federal
forces in tho 'battle which has raged
for the last week.
"Mona Lisa" Again In the Louvre.
P.itls, Jan. 5. -The "Mona Lisa" U
hanging again in the position it occu
pied in the Salon Garra of the Lou
vre, from which it was stolen nearly
two and a half years ago.
Man Found Dead In Bed.
Marysville, O., Jan 5. Frank Mi
chaels, 50, residing near Catawba
Station, waB found dead in bed. Heart
disease was the cause of his death.
Santa Fe train, kept her under sur
veillanco until n Cqlorado & South
ern train for Denver arrived, and
then put hbr aboard that. She had
meant to make a speech at a mnss
meting of strjkors at Walsenburg.
the crew has constructed a large
building on Bhore and is well provid
ed for refuge should the Bolvedoro
bo lost in the ice pack. They had
seen nothing of the Karluk.
Deputy Oil Inspector Dead.
Newark, O., Jan. 5. - George W,
Horton, 55, appointed last fall as dep
uty state oil Inspector, died from
heart trouble at his homo hore. Hi
had been ill a Ion? time and had never
been able to fulfill the duties pf his
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Montreal, Jan. 5 A mile of hose
stretched to the St. Lawrence river
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Columbus, Jan. 5, Ohio Progres
sives In conference here did not nom
inate a state ticket, suggest any can
dldato for state offices or start any
booms. They went on record, how
ever, as favoring nation-wide piohi
hltion, woman's suffrage and local
government Instead of appointive
commlsslqns. They oppose amalga
mation with either of tho old parties
nnd decided to havo a ticket in evory
county and district in the state and
to nominate a full state ticket. Tho
Progressives also adopted resolutions
favoring local government instead of
appointive commissions; recognizing
the need of better roads and pledging
support to highway Improvements;
declaring for use of all monies' receive
Steubonvllle, O., Jan. 5, State Sen
ator Justin A. Moore has -withdrawn
as a candidate for tho Republican
nomination for congress, In tho Eigh
teenth d'trict. This leaves Former
Senator Marshall N. Duvall as the
only candidate from this county.
Lobanon, O., Jan. 5 Mabel Kin
ney, 11, was accidentally shot and
killed by her brother Ernest, 15. Tho
boy was cloaning a revolver. It was
discharged and tho bullet struck his
sister In the left chest. She died
from Internal hemorrhages an hour
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saved Montreal, stricken by a water
famine, from a conflagration. On ac
ed from tho sale of vehicle tags or
licenses in road impiovements; de
claring in favor of raising tho per
sonal property cxomptlonment from
?100 to $500; opposing party nomina
tions for judicial offices, and demand
ing a simplification of legal proced
ure. President Attends Church.
Pass Christian, Miss., Jan. 5. Pres
ident Wilson attended the First Pres
byterian church of Blloxl. Tho offi
ciating clergyman was Rev. William
Meggingson. Thero were only a few
persons In tho auditorium when tho
big Whit House car rolled up, but
within 15 minutes every seat was
crowded. The doslro of the president
for privacy, however, was respected
Clayeland, Q.; Jaju,, 5 Mrs Otis A.
Thompson, 34, crazed with lain,
broke away from purses who sriaul.-d
ner in a hoapifi' here ?vt iui'"en
over tho banister of tho se ond fljor
to hor death. II r neck whs brni u i
Mrs. Thompson was operated on and!
had been in con tant rain since.
Author-.pho'fclan Dead.
Philadelphia, jut C Pr. S. Weir
Mitchell, npted a4tUor nnd pUysIalau,
died at his horn ) .hore. Death was
duo tp an acute attack of grip, tho
seriousness of wiich was accentuat
ed by his advanced age, 85 years.
Engineer Killed.
Toledo, O., Jan, 5. Herman Raitz,
engineer at tho Lake Shore round
house, was struck by a Lake Shore
passenger train and Instantly killed.
Raitz was on his -way to work when
the accident occurred.
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count of the break In the waterworks
In-take pipe, which has caused a water
famine here for several days, the hy
drants were all but useless. The fire
destroyed a block of stores and
houses at St. Hubert and Ontario
streets and caused $300,000 damage
before It was checked. With only one
weak stream of water at its disposal
-he-fire dcpartmont-waa-obllged to de
pend upon chemical extinguishers.
Dynamite was sent for, but before It
arrived coupled hose brought plenty
of water from the river, and the ex
plosive was not used. The plight of
the city is most serious. Water for
drinking and cooking purposes can be
obtained only from sleds carrying
water barrels.
Philadelphia, Jan. 5. Outward
bound with a cargo of oil, the tank
steamship Brilliant ran Into tho gale
nnd was blown ashore at the mouth
of the Schuylkill river. Tho terrific
northeaster hit the big tanker broad
side, and with the heavy anchors
dragging, the Brilliant went aground.
Two powerful tugs pulled on the
steamship all day but were unable
to drag tho latter In deep water.
Dayton, O., Jan. 5. Gyrus E. Mead,
40, Inventor of tho Mead rotary valva
engine, which has practically revolu-1
tlonlzod the building of automobile
onglnes, died here from Injuries re-1
cived a few hours previous when hU j
automobile was struck by a Dayton i
and Troy traction car near his home, I
north of Dayton.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 5,Five per
sons wero killed and soeral others
Injured when a freight train struck a
streetcar at a grade crossing. Identi
fied dead: T. J. Cavoney of Clove
land; J. T. Vail of Jackson, Miss.;
Thomas Nprrill, Memphis. Tho bodies
of a man and a woman havo not been
identified. T. S. Ladd and Miss Lil
lian Troy were seriously hurt.
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Borah Scores Use of Martial Law
In West Virginia Strike.
8enator Declares That the Military,
Under the Direction of the Gover
nor, Superseded All Constitutional
Courts and Imposed Sentences Not
Authorized by Any Standing Laws,
8ubmlU Statement of Fact
Washington, Jan. 5. A severe ar
raignment of the authorities who ad
ministered martial law in West Vir
ginia from September, 1912, to June,
1913, when the Cabin Creek and Paint
Creek coal mine strike troubles were
in progress, is contained in a subcom
mittee report made public by Senator
Borah, a member of the senate com
mltteethat conducted an investigation
into all phases of the West Virginia
Senator Borah's statement holds
that the military authorities, acting
under the direction of the governor,
superseded all constitutional courts
in West Virginia, imposed sentences
not authorized by any standing laws,
and took over all the duties of tbe
civil courts of the district; and that
at the time such martial law was be
ing enforced there was no evidence
that the civil courts had been Intimi
dated, or that they would have failed
to perform their duties faithfully.
The complete report of the investi
gating committee has not yet twen
prepared. Each member of the com
mittee, which included Senators Swan
son, Shields, Martine, Borah and
Kenyon, was charged with the prep
aration of a portion of tho report.
After briefly reviewing the, inci
dents of the establishment of martial
law and Its maintenance in the Cabin
Creek and Paint Creek districts for
nearly a year, Senator Borah's state
ment says:
"That during the reign of martial
law a number of individuals were ar
rested, tried and convicted and sen
tenced and punished for offenses al
leged to have been committed by
"That these parties were arrested
upon orders issued by the military
authorities, and not by virtue of any
warrant issued by the civil authori
ties or from tho. established courts of
the state, and were put upon their
trial, without the finding of any in
dictment by the grand jury, before a
courtmartial created by the order of
the. commander-in-chief and com- J
posed of individuals selected by him.
"Tnat the charges made against '
these paitles thus put upon their ,
trial were in the nature of specifica
tions drawn up and presented bj ,
these n llltary authorities, and upon i
these they wero put upon their trial
before said courtmartial, without a ,
"That at the time these arrests
wero made and tho trials and convic
tions had the civil courts were open,
holding their terms as usual, dispos
ing of cases and dispensing justice in
the usual and ordinary manner.
"That In some Instances arrests
wore made outside the military zone ,
and nt a time when martial law did I
not prevail, and when such arrests
wero made tho paities were turned
over by tho civil authorities to the
military authorities for detention,
trial and punishment.
"That in rendering judgment and
assessing punishment the parties
were punished by terms of imprison
ment unknown to tho statutes in ex
cess of tho punishment provided for
such offenses under the laws of that
Copper Mine Owners Criticised by
Federal Agent.
Houghton, Mteh , Jan. 5. -Negotla- I
tlons foi the settlement of the cop- '
per miners' strike having failed, both
sides to the controversy began to la.,
plans for meeting a prolongation of
the struggle.
Qovernqr Ferris decided to make a
personal inspection of the conditions
prevailing in the copper region, while
John B. Densmore, solicitor for the
departnent of labor, started back to
Washington, regretting his failure to
bring about a settlement.
Copper mine owneis of northern
Michigan mado a ralstako In refusjns
peace plans proffered by the Western
Federation of Miners, was the judg
ment pronounced by Mr. Densmore a
few hours before his departure.
An error gracefully acknowledged is
a victory won. Gascolgne.
The Turbulent Sea Of The.
Atlantic Coast '
Body ot Miss Jessie McCann
Washed Ashore.
Coroner's Autopsy Discloses-the Fact
That the Young Womalt Had Not
Been the Victim of Violence of Any
Kind Police Believe It a Case of
8ulclde, but Girl's Family SajC
Death Was an Accident
New York, Jan. 5. The body ot
Miss Jessie Evelyn McCann has been
found. The high waves washed It
high on the shore at Coney Island, at
a point not more than 10 feet from,
where she was last seen alive on.
Doc. 4. The (Identification b abso
lute. Although tho body is in such
shape that it did not aid the Identi
fication, threo pieces ot jewelry, tho
shoes and almost all the clothing that
was left are those worn by the young
social worker when she disappeared
a month ago, according to her broth.
cr, father and mother and sister.
Coroner's Physician Reichers made
an autopsy. He said that death was
due to drowning and that there were
no signs of Miss McCann having been,
the victim of violence In any form.
Ho also said that tho autopsy proved:
that there were no physical reasons
evidenced after death which, would
have caused her nervous condition or
which would have caused her to com--mit
suicide. The police believe that
Miss McCann did commit suicide, al
though the family said they belley
it was an accident. The body was
discovered by George Ncusse, a.
All That Is Left of Jewel, the
Missing Aviator.
New York, Jan. 5. The waves
washed ashore at Edgemere, L. I., a.
man's trunk, armless, legless, head
less. The body was taken to tho
Although it is nearly three months
ago, on Oct. 13 last, that a young1
aviator named Albert J. Jewel start
ed to fly from Hempstead, L. I., to
partaKe In an aviation meetonStatcn
Island, no one doubtless has forgot
ten the Incident, for Jewel never was.
seen nor heard of again.
The man's trunk that an Italian
found pounding on the beach Is all
that Is left of Jewel. It Is the paper
vest that the atiator wore that seems
to identify the body almost beyond
doubt. What happened to Jewel no.
one will ever know.
Ocean Pounding Absecon Island.
Atlantic City, Jan. 5. The north
easter that has been sweeping tnis
section of the coast for 3G hours was
turned on the lower end of Absecon.
island. A half-mile stretch of beach
that jutted out into Little Egg harbor
Is burled under tons of water and
sandhills, and small buildings disap
peared. The gales swept in the high
est tide recorded in 15 years to flood1
tho streets of Longport and Margate
City. The total loss on the Island la
placed at about $100 000.
Hotel Crumbles Up and Fine Cot
tages May Go at Any Moment.
Seabnght, N. J, Jan. C. Storm ild
den anl dismantled, Seabrlgut 's still
struggling for its vei fusieuco
rgalnst the Atlantic Ail tiidi. fr nse
cf fmo tumnier cottage-, on tl.o
ocean's edge is In peril of dosirur
tton. A half dozen of thp a mil r
houses are already in tlif ea Th
Octagon hotel has crumpled up into
waxe washed splmteis. The P i,.u
sula hotel, the only oilier Inure ouo
in town, may yet be swallowed up.
One of the bigger houses, that of
Mrs. Louis Fitzgerald, widow of Gen
eral Fitzgerald, Is a total loss. Ocean
avenue, tho town's thoroughfare, 1s
partly under water. All gas has been
shut off. There is still electiiclty.
Dies of Self-inflicted Wounds.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 5. Otis W. Cay.
G8, an expert accountant, who shot
himself four times In' his apartment
in a fashionable hotel here, died ins
a hospital. A wife and daughter liv
ing in Chicago havg been notified.
Gay and his wife were said to havo.
been separated.
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