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Unsettled tonight and Friday.
Thursday Evening,
Jnlj 4, 1912 14 Pages
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Everywhere that "01d
Glory" Floats, the New
Flag Was Raised.
Today Uncle Sam unfurled his new
flag, with 4S stars, over every public
building and governmtnt reservation.
tLroughout the land the neve emblem
was Hung to the breeze, gloriously typi
lying the culmination of the great plan
outlined by our forefathers in 1776.
Tne new flag has an addition of two
stars, one for each of the two new
states Arizona ,and New Mexico. The
admission of these two states marks
the end of the chapter. There can be
no more states admitted to the union,
as all the territories of continental
LniLed States have now reached state
hood, and the only possibility of addi
tional stars being added is the partition
of Texas into two or more states, whlcu
was reserved as a constitutional risrnt
l.y that state upon Its coming into
tue union.
It is the law of the land that upon
Independence Day following the date of
the admission of any state into the
union a new star shall be added to the
flag. And for the last five months
Vncle Sam's workshops have been busy
making up new flags for distribution
all over the world. The new flag is
shown for the first time today, not
oniy in the United States, but in all
the insular possessions. It was flung
to the breeze simultaneously on Ameri
can warships ail over the world.' And
in this way the nations of the world
were notified by Uncle Sam that he
lias granted full sovereign rights to the
lac of his I'roteges, and that the United
States of America lias accomplished the
irreat destiny outlined by our fore
lathers of 1776.
This Fourth of July will stand forth
prominently as a blazing example ot
what may be accomplished through
liberty and the freedom of man.
It is now 116 years since the United
States of America was composed of 13
states, the greater number of which
had a population of little more than
Tfc! -afjhM a-Peejty of today. Those
jU states have grown "and aiultiplled
until there are now 48 states, with a
population of nearly 109.000,906.
The American flag is the oldest flag
among all nations today. It Antedates
tven the present emblems of the an
cient empires of China and Japan. The
Star-Spangled Banner has a history un
like that of any other people. It is
older than the present flag of Great
Britain, which dates from 1S01:' It is
older than -the German empire stand
ard of 187; older than that of France
1794 or that of Spain 17S5.
The first legislative action of which
there is any record concerning the de-Ki'-Vn
and adoption of a national fla
-was taken in a resolution of congress
at Philadelphia on June 14. 1775. but it
was not until October or November of
that year that a committee of three
JJenjamln ' Franklin. John Adams and
Iloijcr Sherman met in the old city of
Cambridge and entered upon their du
ties. After long deliberation, this com
mittee adopted a design consisting ot
the king's colors the roses of St.
George and St. Andrew with thirteen
parallel horizontal stripes, alternate red
and white. A most strange and unfor
tunate selection it would seem, and on
explicable when such an ardent patriot
as Franklin was one of its authors.
Tins flag was unfurled for the first
time over the camp of the continental
arir.y at Cambridge, on the 2d day oi
January. 1776. When the ensign was
first displayed at Cambridge, the Brit
ish regulars assumed It was intended as
an indication of submission by the 13
states to the king.
From the date of the Declaration of
Independence and for a year or more
afterward the colonists used almost
everything as a symbol for their flag.
Finally, one day in June, "Old Glory"
was born. There is not a word to show
who designed the flag, who presented
the resolution, or how It ever got into
the congress of the United States. The
fact is simply recorded as follows:
"Resolved, That the flag of the Thir
teen United States be thirteen stripes,
alternate red and white; that the union
be thirten stars, white in a blue field,
representing a new constellation."
So far as the vote is recorded in con
gress it was unanimous.
KI Pao' Fourth.
Safe enough and sane a plenty. El
Paso observed the more or less "do
ne us Fourth.'' after the modern man
ner of safety and sanity.
It was the quietest Fourth El Paso
lis had in many years. The usual
if mbardment of chemical explosives on
ti.. street car track was agreeably no
t.ocjble by its absence. That instru
ment of barbaric torture, the dynamite
cane, was absent from the downtown
streets and navigation along El Paso.
On-gon and San Antonio streets was as
s.-ife ns a stroll along a country road. A
few dynamite canes bobbed up Thurs
day afternoon and several charges of.
explosives were placed on the street
car tracks on North Oregon street. But
those were the exceptions which em-
(Continued on next page).
Summer Pastime
By Walt
WHEN I am tired and sad and worn, convinced that man was made to
mourn, when all the world seems pale and sick, I take my trusty swat
ting stick ad with it deftly paralyze about five hundred million flics.
1 love the pleasures of the elmse! They bring the smiles back
to my face, restore my feeble faith in man and in the good
old mundane plan. Let other sportsmen seek the lair of tiger,
warthog, wolf or bear and bring their useless trophies home
Irom lands beyond the ocean foam, and thus their valor adver
tise I'll stay at home and swat the flies, and win, by feats
of 6kill and sealth, the plaudits of the board of health. Let
other hunters take their guns and slay the furred and feath
ered ones, the harmless natives of the wild; my weapons won't
be thus defiled. I shall not rob the birds of life to make a
bonnet for my wife, nor yet assassinate the seal that she
downtown in furs may reel. With lethal tools I'll swat the
fly, which can't do better than to die. It is a sport for kings
and queens, so arm yourselves with swat-machines, and sing
a joyous hunting song, and help the good crusade along!
ni nxn
Conference of Leaders With
Roosevelt Assures Its Or
ganization. CALL TO BE ISSUED
Oyster Bay, N. Y.. July 13. With the
Democratic national ticket In the field,
Col. Roose-elt and a group of his lieu
tenants have taken up the work of
laying the foundation upon which they
hope to build a new party.
Since the birth ot tne party in Chi
cago little h.33 been done, as Col.
Roosevelt said he felt it necessary
to awa'.c the outcome at Baltimore.
The situation. In the light of the nom
ination of Woodrpw Wilson, was dis
cussed at a conference at Sagamore
hill, which was attended by 'senator
Dixon, of Montana; William Flinn, of
Pittsburg; George W. Perkins and
Frank A. Munsey. of New York, and
li A. Van Valkenburg, of Philadel
phia. The presence of these men at Saga
more hill gave rise to reports that
the third party movement had suf
fered a serious setback as a result of
the selection by the Democratic con
vention, and that some of Col. Roose
velt's leaders were in favor of aban
doning the fight. Col. Roosevelt denied
this ' emphatically.
"There was no thought of abandon
ing the fight," said he. "These men
simply came to talk over the situation
-with me and to discuss details of the
call for the national convention."
The statement of governor Osborne,
of Michigan, one of the seven govern
ors who asked Col. Roosevelt to be-
come a candidate for the Republican J
nomination, that in his opinion no I
thlrH naff.. -o nnw -normcca-,. no a I
cited to the colonel to account for j
the current reports.
Governor Osborne
had said about
tne same tning Detore, ne said. I aid i
not expect to have his support. We '
are ,going to have some losses of this
sort. Governor Hadley came out for i
faff, governor PsbQCngrf or WUStfifOnr j
plans will-not be affected.'
CoL Roosevelt said, he wits In no
way discouraged at the outlook, but
on the contrary has received assur
ances of support from evi
ery section
express no
-r.Tr.Vfr 'i" 1
of the country. He would
opinion of the chances of his ultimate
Col. Roosevelt was asked what the
party would be named.
"Search me, by George." he replied.
"The names I have heard most fre
quently mentioned are progressive
party and national progressive party.
The convention will decide."
Although senator Dixon said yester
day that the call for the convention
would probably be issued tomorrow.
Col. Roosevelt gave it as his opinion
that it wc Id be delayed until Mon
day. Some time would be needed he
said to submit the final draft of the
call by telegraph to the members of
the temporary committee on organi
zation. DR. WILEY WILL
Former Chief of Bureau of:
Chemistry Withdraws
From Old Party.
Washington, D. CU July 4. Dr.
Harvey li. Wiley, former chief of the
bureau of chemistry of the depart
ment of agriculture, announces that he
has quit the Republican party and will
support the Democratic presidential
ticket this year. Dr. Wiley made this
known at a meeting which organized
the Wilson-Marshall Democratic club
of the District of Columbia.
Indianapolis, Ind July 4. A third
political party was launched in Indiana
late yesterday, when progressive' Re
publicans called from all over the state
by Edwin M. Lee, former Republican
state chairman, adopted resolutions
condemning the Chlcagd convention
and declaring they would not abide
by its acts. Provisions was made for
tickets In every county as well as a
state ticket During the speeches
Theodore Roosevelt's name frequently
rbought forth cheers.
The conference effected a temporary
Newark, N. J., July 4. James R. Nu
gent.' the Essex county leader, who
was deposed from the state Democratic
chairmanship after a bitter attack on
governor Wilson last winter, and who
was one of the four New Jersey dele
gates opposed to him at Baltimore, de-
ciareu ye-jieraay mat tne Hssex county
organization would give governor Wil
son loyal support.
Exjpress Train Crashes Into
a Fast Passenger Train
Near Corning, N. Y.
Fully Fifty Persons Serious
ly Injured; Relief Trains
Rushed to the Scene.
Corning, X. Y., July 4. At least 33
passengers wire killed and 50 Injured
today when an express crashed into
the westbound Lackawanna passenger
train No. 9, two miles ast of this city.
The death list nr-h?.nl- ...-i'! inn
OVer 40. Thlrtv-fo.ii- hl-l'u na,l Won I
taken from the debris three hjurs
after the wreck. Many of the injured
were mortally hurt. Among the suf
feiers were several bao:;s a.-ti chil
dren. As soon as the news of the accident
spread, hundreds of automobiles dashed
to tne scene, blocking the roadways
a.nd Interfering with the removal of
l"B UCilU SIlQ IHlUreG. (TeiAH Of TW)- I
1,ce was sent to keep the roads open
and to keep the crowds back from the 1
wreolcssr !
.-- i
" " .e.iei train irom isimird
"rougnt pnysicians anu nurses, coro-
ne Herbert B. Smith ordered all the i
uouies brougnt here and Planned to down here with the duties or tne
lwld--an-Mnquegt WMle wrujiftitMspi")t-terahlp. Jr-gHiM. therefore aid ray
are nere. i
rassenger Heavily LornleJ. j
The passenger train which left New
York at S:45 last night was heavily I
loaded and was drawn by two engines, i
It was running about an hour latr.
Mno nr th h 4.,i .. . . I
Most of the dead and injured. It is be
lieved, were New oYrk City and New
Jersey people. The passenger train
had been standing on the track a few
minutes when the express train, which
carried no passengers, struck it in
the rear at full speed, 'ihe two day
coaches -attached to the rea"r of No.
9 were hurled ?.,wn an embankment
and the express plunge 1 half way
through the rear Pullman of 'he stand
ing train before It came r.i a stop.
Holiday Traveler the Victims.
Most of the killed ero passengers
in the day coaches who were going
home to spend th. Fourth. W. 11.
Drake, of Pasjic N. J., the Pullman
e'?i$JZ.Jneva were i
A score of physicians so in were on
the scene and the injure! were brougnt
to the Corning hosuital.
A number of tne nijured are still
pinned under the wreckage and their
groans and h- eks can be clearly
The bodies of the dead were laid on
the top of the embankment along the j
track at the roadside and were cov-
ered with blankets from tho Pullman.
All Undertakers Called Out.
m - ..
Even- undertaker in i:ornintr was :
called to help care for the .dead, but
their wagons were first pressed into
service to carry injured to the hos
pitals. As yet the cause of the wreck has
not been determined. The place where
it occurred was a straight stretch of
track. So far as can be ascertained
Is Ninth Victim of Cold Blooded Murder. Without the
Culprit Being Brought to Justice- -Wm. Adams
Shot While Wife Lies Dead in the House.
Rebels Take Flour -Wthout Pay.
Colonia. Dublan, Mex., July 4. Wil
liam Adams, of Clonia Diaz, was shot
through the neck Tuesday and killed.
Tho details are not full, bujt as near
ly as can be learned from the mes-
senger. a daughter and sonlnlaw of
Mr. Adams came in from the United
States in an automobile to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Adams, who died
The failed to get a passport and
were placed In jail at La Ascension
Monday night. Tuesday some of tho
officials pr their representatives went
oyer to Colonia Diaz and began us
ing abusive language to Mr. Adams.
He told them he was not responsible
for the action of others, and one of
them immediately shot him in his own
dooryard. in front of the house in
which his wife was lying dead.
This makes the ninth Colonist who
has been killed lnd cold blood and
not one of the murderers has yet been
brought to justice.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams left five lit
tle children, one deaf and dumb, and
Memphis, Tcnn., Juyl 4. The pleasure steamer Mattie Couch, plying between
Memphis and the Arkansas side of the Mississippi river turned over in midstream
while outbound with scores of pleasure seekers early this afternoon. None was
drowned, although a number of passengers had thrilling experiences.
the engineer of the express had no
warning t:.at the passenger train was
in his way. It is believed that when
he first saw It he thought the train
was standing on a parallel track.
The fact that many passengers were
undressed generally delayed the Identi
fication of the dead and injured who
were unconscious.
Twenty-three Unidentified Dead;
At 11 oclock this morning there were
"3 unidentified bodies at local under
taking establishments. Others had been
removed to Elmira. A revised list of
the dead shows 23 deaths at least.
One of the unidentified bodies was
that of a young wpman believed to
have been just married. She had upon
her finger a ring bearing the in
scription, "F. C. M. and A. B., July 3,
On the body of another woman, uni
dentified, was found nothing but a
rnrinnt set with amethyst and three
pearls. The body of a little girl, five
or six vears old, was among the uni
Scranton, Pa., July 4. Information
received by the company says that
the train No. 9 had stopped at the
Corning freight station to allow a
freight' train ahead to take a siding
when the express train smashed Into
it at almost full speed. It is believed
that it was Impossible to get a flag
man back in time to prevent a crash,
the express having entered the blocK
close behind the passenger train.
Nearly all the cars In both trains
were wrecked and thrown across the
tracks, breaking down telegraph wlre3
so that full details are impossible at
this time.
Declares He Will Support
Wilson and Hopes He
Will Be Elected.
Washington, D. C. July 4. Champ
Clark has issued this statement:
..... ... - M..
maue a Detier or
beaver fleht for any man In this world
f than
thn ,.. friends all over the country
, . a ..... ,.... w. hn.,1.
mflfl. ior me. auu mrj .i .... ..u. .
fejt thanks. I never naa money enougn i
to even pay for an adequate supply oi
postage stamps and literature and tied
menus very nttie. xney muue .ue .5'.i
and gave m 200.900 majority in the
states where governor Wilson and I
competed in the primaries and caused
me to lead on 30 ballots In the conven-
tion in nine of which I had a clear ma-
loritv. Nevertheless the nomination
was bestowed on governor Wilson.
"I have never scratched a Democratic
ticket or bolted a Democratic nominee
in my life. I shall not change my
Democratic habit now. I am too
I seasoned a soldier not to accept cheer
fully the rortunes ot war. I win sup
port governor Wilson with whatever
power I possess and I hope he will bj
"I lost the nomination solely through
the vile malicious slanders of Bryan.
It is true these slanders were by innu
endo and Insinuation but they Ti'ere no
less deadly for that reason.
(Signed) "Champ Clark."
Baltimore, Md., July 4. The Demo
cratic national committee left here to
day for Sea Girt to call upon governor
Woodrow Wilson. The visit has no
political significance, as it has Depn
the custom for years for the national
committee to make a call on the party
nominee, just after the convention,
While the campaign will come in for
I an Informal aiscussion it was ag.ee.i
'a1 . 1 a I A 1AQnn A-1 4
mat no piaiia uuu
be reached
nnlicies outlined.
A subcommittee, composed of chair
man Mack, secretary Woodson ar.J
three other members of the committee,
expects to talk over with governor Wil
son the naming of the head of the na
tional committee to succeed Mr. Mack,
who has announced his retirement.
a number of grown sons and daugh
ters. Gen. Salazar and Gen. Campa came
in to Casas Grandes Monday evening.
Salazar is sick, Campa is talking o
taking wtiat rebels there are here and
going to Sonora to head off the fed
erals. The returning soldiers who
were in the battles near Chihuahua
say they were terrible. The heat,
blood, dust and carnage were awful.
Fifteen armed men went to Colo
nia Juarez last evening and spent the
night searching for E.- G. Taylor.
Yesterday the rebels sent down an
order for flour and other merchandise
and brought no money to pay for the
goods. They took 15 sacks of flour
from Farnsworth and Romney re
gardless of their protests.
Orders have been given presumably
by petty military officials to disarm
all foreigners, but Salazar says no such
order has come from his party and
he is willing to defend all foreigners
against such usurpation of authority
by bandits.
Animated Scene in Las Vegas
Before Battle Flynn 22
Pounds the Lightest. ,
Ringside, East Law Vegas, X. 31., July
4. Jack. Johnsoa vrn awarded the de
clKion over Jim Flynn in the ninth
round thin afternoon, after Flynn had
repeatedly butted the black champion
In the Ktcmach with his head.
It was clearly .lolinxoa'n fight front
the hlglnnlng and he noon had Flynn
bleeding profusely. Johnson landed on
Flynn at will and frequently stuck his
stomach out to the white man to hit,
vrlillc he exchanged remarks with the
I'lynnvt as clearly outclassed through
out. Wide Interest Manifest.
Despite the outside look of the bet
ting commissioner's board, there ap
peared to be a wide Interest in the
fight. A great many fight followers had
gathered in this city to witness the
match and Las Vegas looked in a small
way today much as Reno did two years
The rattle and click of roulette
wheels, the drawing voices of the game
dealers were missing, but the same
restless, foot weary crowd surged back
and forth all morning along the nar
row sidewalks.
There was a marked difference in
the way the fighters spent the :ast
hours before the battle. Johnson de
voted last evening to the Unholz
Yoakum fight in the arena in which he
was to meet Flynn. Today's fight ap
parently was not in his mind.
Flynn paid his first visit in several
days to the town last night. As he
marched about the hotel porch, bis
ruddy, sun burned face and springy
step, which indicated perfect health,
was followed by a mob of fight fans.
Comparison of Men.
While the exact weight of the men
will not be recorded until just before
toe iigot, jonnson prooaoiy win tip
the beam at 212 pounds and Flynn at
190. or thereabouts. In other respects
the men compared physically as. fel
lows, when measured a few days ago:
Flyna Johnson
5 feet, 10 ins. Height 6 feet M in.
7 inches Reach 75 fe inches
17 inches Neck 17 inches
13M: inches Right biceps 15 inches
1S)& inches Left biceps 15 inches
14 inches Right forearm 13 inches
12 inches Left forearm 14 inches
39 inches Chest at rest 49 inches
41V-inches Full inspiration 42 inches
34 inches Waist 36 inches
73 inches Thigh 76 inches
15 inches Calf , 16 inches
33 years Age 31 years
To Ringside Juttt Rcforc Tno.
The fighters did not come to the
arena until just before 2 oclock. just
before the fight started. They dressed
at their quarters and came to the ring
side in automobiles. At the camps the
morning was very quiet and neither
man did anything to add to the state
ments of entire confidence they have
made repeatedly. Indications this
morning were for perfect weather.
The questions of the length of the
fight appeared to be the most absorb
ing one in the minds of the fight fans.
Nobody apparently looked for a long
contest. Only one bold plunger on the
mutuals hazarded a guess that it would
pass the 20 round mark, and he selected
the 25th as the last round. The other
mutuel players clustered their bets on
the 12th and the 13th rounds.
Johnson Confident.
Johnson himself reiterated today his
statement that he would win in 15
rounds. Flynn had no remarks to make
as to the length of the fight. "I am go
ing to win," was all he would say.
Referee Ed W. Smith of Chicago, was
among the first of the ringside officials
to appear. He said that there were no
pending questions of ring procedure to
be settled and that the men understood
fully the rules under which they would
Both Men Considered
Good Condition For
the Fray.
Los Angeles, Calif., July 4. Garbed
in the old clothes which have borne the
brunt of his training siege in mountain
and valley. Ad Wolgast, champion of the
world's lightweight division, spent the
morning hours today at ease' in his
training camp within sight of the big
Vernon arena, where nearly 12,000 men
struggled for the privilege of seeing
him defend his title this , afternoon
against Joe Rivers, the young Los An
geles Mexican.
Rivers, a faint pink showing under
his swarthy complexion and his eyes
aglow with anticipation, remained at
his quarters at Venice until an hour I
berore tne gong was scheduled to sound.
The formality of weighing in was de
layed until the little fighting men ar
rived at the arena, after the lr.st pre
liminary. Each one came in a tig auto
mobile, crowded with seconds, pall
holders, towel swingers, advisers, offi
cial and volunteer and otheir camp
Wolgast was examined this morning
by several physicians and surgeons, all
of whom stated the wound made -n his
groin when he was operated on last
September would cause no trouble to
day. The champion, however, said he
expected Rivers to play or this sup
posedly weak spot and noth -ie and Tom
Jones, his manager, told roferea Jack
Welch of San Francisco, to wat;h the
Mexican closely and see that he did
not hit foul in his anxiety to reach "the
tender spot."
Shortly before the ring time the odds
still were quoted at 10 to 6.
More Bets Placed on Wol-
gast-Rivers Fight Than
on Las Vegas Contest.
Chicago. 111.. July 4. The heavy
weight championship fight between
Jack Jonnson and Jim Flynn at l.as
Veiras tcu. y was a matter of little n-
Continued on next page).
Rebels Propose to Slip Into Sonora and Scatter in Smal
Bands Over Chihuahua State and Harras the Fed
erals Orozco to Come to Juarez, Headquar
ters, and Then Go Into Sonora.
(By Associated Press.)
At Gen. Huerta's Federal Headquarters, Bachimba, Mex July 4. When tie
federal artillery had fired a few snots at daybreak today and received no response
from the hills north, of Bachimba, flying squadrons of cavalry were sent forth by
Gen. Huerta to locate the enemy, but the bird had flown. None but the dead and
a fev wounded were lying in the positions which yesterday the rebels had held
in the mountain pass here.
A badly torn railroad north of the canyon indicated that as heretofore the
rebels had withdrawn, destroying the railroad behind them as they proceeded.
The federal advance northward began today, the city of Chihuahua being the
objective. Daylight confirmed the federal victory of yesterday and enthusiasm in
the government ranks rose to great heights, eagerness to pursue the rebels giving
Huerta's forces a stimulus that was apparent as they marched north today.
The federal officers say they are not 'perturbed over reports that the rebels
will attempt to send columns south to cooperate .with .Gen. Arguraedo in the vicin
ity of Torreon. Gen. Trucy Aubert has ajeady come north to Torreon with re
inforcements for Gen. Blanquet and from Sinaloa and Pacific coast states federal
forces are said to be moving rapidly to help check the invasion of the state of
Twenty-six cannon and sixteen machine guns distributed on the east and west
sides of the mountain pass had defeated the rebels, their artillery in comparison
appearing defective and erratic
Losses in the first day's fighting apparently were great, as today the battle
field was strewn with the dead and wounded of both sides. The rebels clung
tenaciously to their positions, but the combined assaults of infantry and cavalry,
supported by the deadly fire of the artillery, had forced them to yield all strategic
hills and ranges overlooking the canyon. The federal troops carried out orders
with mathematical precision. Conspicuous in the fighting besides Gen. Hnerta,
the commanderinchief, were his lieutenants, Gens. Rabago and Tellez, as well as
Raoul Madero, a brother of president Madero.
(By Associated Press.)
Chihuahua, Mexico, July 4. Defeated at Bachimba and in retreat, Gen.
Pascual Orozco arrived here at 11 oclock this morning, but only a small portion
of his army stopped here. The remaining troop trains were sent "through the city
at-15 miles an hour, affording none an opportunity to get off.
Determined to save the city if possible from looting and rioting. Gen. Orozco
declared that he had sent his troops through the city and in various direction?
from Mapula, avoiding a return to the city of Chihuahua. He added that the txoop
trains which had been sent through the city of Chihuahua without stopping would
be halted at Sauz and Moctezuma, 190 and 114 miles soutn of Juarez.
Gen. Orozco ordered all saloons closed here. It may be three days before the
federals can repair the bridges and enter the city, but in the meantime Gen. Orozco
proposes to have a garrison keep order. The populace- is nervous, however, and
foreigners are keeping under cover.
Juarez will be the rebel capital hereafter. Rebel governor Felipe Gutierrez
and members of the revolutionary legislature 'will move there today in a special
It is now confirmed that Juarez and Casas Grandes will soon receive the bulk
of the rebel troops and that a determined sfand will be made to hold Juarez.
Under cover of darkness last night the rebel army withdrew from Bachimba,
25 miles north to Mapula, which is but 15' miles below the city of Chihuahua. The
rebels attribute their defeat to a lack of ammunition.
Gen. Orozco gave the order to retreat after his troops had been subjected to:
the heaviest fire they have yet experienced. The rebel commander and a large part
of his force will return to the city of Chihuahua today but only for a temporary
halt. Gen. Orozco will go north to Juarez, opposite El Paso, Tex, on the Mexican
Central, perhaps turning back there southwest along the Mexico North Western
railroad to Casas Grandes, which is now the rebel rallying place.
From Casas Grandes, which is in a mountain country, where the federal artillery
cannot be brought into action advantageously, the rebels will invade the rich state
of Sonora.
The retreat followed a council of war long after midnight. It was the unani
mous opinion of the rebel chiefs that a further waste of ammunition was fool
hardy if the revolution was to be continued. It was decided to follow a new plan
altogether. Flying columns will be sent north, west and south, the strongest to
the south to cooperate with Gen. Arguraedo and CoL Murillo, last reported at
Nazas, in the southern part of the state of Durango, uursued by the federal forces
under .Gen. Blanquet.
Just where Gen. Oroaco's headquarters will be has not yet been determined.
Ar for Gen. Huerta, the federal commander, the rebels now call him "the king of
Chihuahua," for they think he will rule in the city of Chihuahua and nowhere
else. It is the rebel intention to cut the railroad in every direction around the
city as soon as the federals enter, which, however, will be delayed several days,
because several bridges for a distance of 40 miles will have been destroyed between
Bachimba and Chihuahua by nightfall today.
The insurrectos believe they can make life miserable for ie federal army in
Chihuahua by cutting communication on all sides of the town. When the last train
left Bachimba today, the work of destroying bridges had begun.
The rebels are not exactly prepared to split into guerrilla bands. They will
still maintain an organization in large columns, but their efforts for some time
will be concentrated towards getting ammunition.
It is believed that with the entire army nearer the American border and espe
cially Gen. Orozco himself, ammunition will come faster than heretofore. The
rigid border patrol of the American troops is blamed by the rebels for their lack
of ammunition and feeling toward the United States for its strict embargo on the
passage of arms into the rebel zone has aot improved.-
Owing to the fact that the North Western railroad is cut, due to a big bridge
having been burned on the Ladera-Chihuahua division, the rebels could not take
that route to reach Casas Grandes, and all troops will have to be transferred there
through Juarez and sent south from Juarez over the North Western. Some of
this entraining will be done this afternoon and tonight. It is possible that the
first of them will reach Juarez this evening.
Austin, Tex., July 4. Adjt. Gen. Hutchins today received advices of the re
ported approach to the American border of Orozco and his army of rebels, but
beyond this he would not say what immediate action would be taken by the
"Have orders been issued for the movement of the militia to the border line?"
Gen. Hutchins was asked.
"No," he replied. He was then asked if such action would be taken now, in
view of developments, and he replied: "I cannot talk about that now."
It is understood that Gen. Hutchins is awaiting instructions from governor
Colquitt before definite action is taken.
Gen. Hutchins was asked if he had heard from the governor and said he had
not, but intimated that he would try to get-in touch with him.
Not only the Dallas battery, but other organizations of the guard stand
ready to move at a moment's notice.
(Additional Monro
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