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Strike That May Involve Entire Country Is iVbw Being Discussed
Leasea Wire
Fair tonight; Tuesday unsettled.
Monday Evening,
Jaaaarj 5, 1314 12 Paf
Twe sacrKHfs tobat.
Marie Jones Fires at Negro
Shooting at Lew Vidal, and
Runs Assassin Away.
EWIS VIDAL. was shot twice and
seriously wounded by a negro,
believed to have been a holdup
man. Sunday night at 10:30 oclock at
his home, 900 Texas street. One bullet
shattered Vidal's left arm and the oth
er, after entering the arm passed
through both lungs and matJe its exit
at the opposite side. Two bullets
aimed at Vidal's head, went through
his hat, missing the intended spot by
a narrow margin.
Miss Marie Jones, who rooms at the
Vidal home, went to Vidal's rescue
after the negro had fired seven shots
in rapid succession from a 38 caliber
automatic revolver at Vidal. Miss Jones
was armed with a pistol and sU- fired
four shots at the negro. Two of the
shots the negro returned, but they
went wild. The negro then turned and
fled. None of the shots fired by Miss
Jones are believed to have taken effect.
Vidal, believed to be In a dying condi
tion, was immediately sent to Hotel
Dieu. Sunday night It was not be
lieved that he would live. Monday
morning it as reported that there was
a slight improvement In his condition.
At the time of the attempted murder
Vidal vat returning from the El Paso
theater. He drove up to his home in
his automobile. As the machine turned
the corner of St Vrain and Texas
streets, where Vidal lives, the head
light showed the negro seated on the
curbing in front of the Vidal home.
Just as the machine approached, the
negro reached his right hand back,
turning up his coat. A pistol was seen.
The automobile stopped at the curb
ing and Vidal got out. He asked the
negro what he wanted and, receiving
no satisfactory reply, told the chauffeur
to hold the negro until he went in the
house to secure a gun. In Vidal s ab
sence, the negro waiaea up buju uwwu
the sidewalk and was followed by the
chauffeur in the automobile, the head
lights of which were kept on him.
Vidal came out of the bouse with a
gun in his hand. The negro, who was
close by, immediately opened fire on.
Seven shots were fired before Vidal
could use his revolver. The first two
shots fired by the negro took effect
and Vidal fell to the walk. It was
then his daughter appeared and
opened fire on the negro.
In his escape from the scene of. the
shooting, the negro ran past Lewis
viiini ir who was returning -home.
Vidal' had heard the shooting and was ;
hurrying to his rather s nome wnen
the negro passed him. ......
The negro was neatly dressed ana
wo'e an overcoat Jisidentl-'v -AM
bee seated in front the jrattMMR
for a long time, as several passm Miy
had noticed him there. Several, be
lieving him to be a suspicious enar
acter. when they drew near the negro,
turned off the sidewalk into the
streets to pass him. -
City detectives and the police are
working on the case. The city detec
tives have been instructed to drop
other matters in the effort to appre
hend the wouldbe slayer. Aside from
the theory of robbery no other is ad
vanced. Barglarn Loot Acme Pool Hall.
Burglars secured $70 in cash, four
boxes of cigars and a quantity of to
bacco from the Acme pool hall, 200
North Stanton street, between 12 and
2 30 oclock Monday mornnig. The
entrance was gained by crawling
through a rear window of the build
ing, which had been pried open and
then kicking out a panel of the door
leading to the room in which the cash
register and the tobacco was kept.
I Loss, a special policeman, on his
rounds arrived at the pool hall at 2:30
oclck Monday morning just at the
time the burglars are believed to have
completed their haul. The officer
fired one shot at the retreating bur
glars, but it is not believed the shot
took effect The burglars made their
escape through the place of entry.
Room Entered; Salt Case Stolen.
One burglary and an attempted bur
glarv were reported to the police Sat
urday night. The room of Charls
Stewart, at 413 East Overland street,
was entered and a suit case contain
ing some clothes and blacksmiths'
tools was taken. An attempt was made
to enter the residence at 769 East
Boulevard. One of the rear windows
of thep lace wan pried open, but the
burglar evidently was frightened
J. M. Baker, living at 617 West Main
street reported the loss of a bicycle.
Held as Suspect
Mrs. Rosa Martin, alias Mrs. Holi
day, alias Mrs. A. S. Goss, arrested by
the city detectives, stands charged
with theft over $50 by complaint filed
in the court of justice E. B. McCHn
tock. The complaint was signed by
Mrs. G. P. Clifton, residing at 1117
East Missouri street Mrs. Martin was
arrested at 1306 Magoffin avenue,
where she has been staying.
On December 29 Mrs. Clifton missed
an evening gown valued at $39, a satin
kimono valued at $16, and drawn work
valued at $5. The articles, Mrs. Clif
ton claimed, had been taken out of
her apartments.
According to the detectives, the
missing articles were traced to Ros
weli ,M- Tney had been expressed
to B. Ballard, son of exsheriff Ballard
of Roswell. His wife is said to be a
daughter of Mrs. Martin. The name
on the waybill of the shipper, the de
tectives say, was Mrs. R Neat Mrs.
Martin, the detectives say, was Identi
fied as the shipper.
When arrested the detectives found
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SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Jan. 5.
Ralph Farrls, the young train ban
dit urder sentence of death for
murdering H. E. Montague, traveling
passenger agent for the Southern Pa
cific railroad, when he robbed the Sun
set limited near Los Anpeles the night
of December 1, was identified here to
day by Mrs. George Duval as the bur
glar who killed Edward Driscoll. aged
1., on the night or December 20. in
San Francisco
Driscoll"s sisters henrri a nMu t
their apartments and asked their broth
re to mestiRate He was shot thrnne-h
the forehead as he opened the door to !
the dining room The murderer fled !
? - , 1. " lne no"se saw. but
Mrs. Duval who was a nMrhhnr o, I
she saw
a man vault the back' yard I
Meeting of Executive Com
mitte of AmericanFedera
tion of Labor to Be Held.
CHICAGO. 111.. Jan. 5. A meeting of
the executive committee bf the
American Federation of Labor at
Washington, at which a nationwide
strike in sympafiv with the copper
strike in Michig. .nay be considered,
will be called by bamuel Gompers, pres
ident of the organization.
This was learned by Charles H.
Moyer, president of the Western Fed
eration of Miners, here today. He
was asked concerning rumors that an
attempt would be made to call a na
tionwide strike in sympathy with the
Michigan and Colorado miners.
"Any such demand must be made
on the American Federation of La
bor," he replied, apparently choosing
his words carefully. "If such a thing
is considered it would be considered
by that body."
"Have you asked for a nationwide
strike?" he was asked.
"There has been considerable pres
sure exerted that such a demand be
made, however, it may be said that
our own plans are in statu quo. I will
confer tomorrow with Charles E. Ma
honey, vice president of our federa
tion; Guy A. Millar and Tanco Ter
zich, members of the executive boards,
and we will determine what further
action to take."
Superintendent of Reserve Led Mob
Which Took Strikers From Jail
and Deported Them,
Washington, D. C Jan. 6. Immedi
ate Investigation of the charges that
Harry Ratliff, superintendent of fed
eral forest reserves at Steamboat
Springs, Colo., led a mob that took
strikers out of jail and deported them,
was demanded today by representa
tive Keating of Colorado.
Immediately on receipt of a telegram
charging that Ratliff led the crowd.
Mr. Keating arranged for a conference
with chief forester Graves and got in
communication with acting secretary
Galloway, of the department of agri
culture. Keating demanded that if
the charge be sustained Ratliff be re
moved. Telegrams received by representa
tive Keating and other members of the
.Colorado, delegation regarding the de
portation of "Mother" Jones and oth
era -active in the coal strike would
be submitted ta
I of we plea
the strike.
Prepare Affidavits on Deportation of
MlHers to be Sent to Washington,
Urging Government Probe
Denver, Colo, Jan. 5. Preparation
of affidavits in connection with the al
deged deportation of several strikers
from the Oak Creek coal district in
Northwesten Colorado, were begun to
day by representatives of the United
Mine Workers of America. Officials
at union headquarters here stated that
these affidavits would be Torwarded to
Washington to be used in urging a
Colorado coal strike.
Advices received today by E. L. Doyle,
secretary treasurer of district 15, Unit
ed Mine Workers of America, were that
quiet prevailed in the Oak Creek dis
trict where last week several strikers
were ordered to leave by the taxpay
ers' league, which also issued a notice
that every ablebodied man in the coun
try "must secure employment or leave."
Union officials were busy today con
sidering action in connection with the
refusal of the military authorities to
permit "Mother" Jones to stop in Trin
idad yesterday.
Governor Amnions was absent from
the city today attending an industrial
celebration at Lamar, Colo.
Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 6. The military
-commission, which has not been in
session since December 22, convened
(here this morning to consider evidence
in a number of cases growing out of
the strike. An investigation of the
kilting of ernest Farmer, a bridge
guard who was shot and killed near
Rockvale, in Fremont county, on De
cember 28, will probably be made be
fore adjournment. Minor strike mat
ters occupied the attention of the com
mission today.
Three hundred coke ovens at Tercio
and a similar number at Tabasco, -were
fired this morning for the first time
since the coal strike was called on
September 23. Ten strikers at Ludlow
are reported to have left the tent col
ony, xney were given work at Ber
wind. The special train bearing company G.
second infantry, Colorado national
guard, in command of Capt Ralph
Dora, which was ordered Sunday to
Routt county coal fields, will leave
here this afternoon.
-xevinsn." jobtbs barrbd
Trinidad, Colo, Jan. 5. Barred out
of the strike zone and deported from
this city, "Mother" Mary Jones, noted
moor leauer, was apprehended' hv a
1 Mnu a-ii , V 7 rf
?""JZ?Z "Slf. .w".!ne stepped irom
iu ira.iu ouuaay on n
ner arrival from
fence. She is positive that Farris was
the fuaitive.
'Farris arrived today from Los Ange- '
S7i .1. uicu ana convictea.
H is on the way to San Quentm peni
tentiary to be hanged March 6.
According to information received
here by the police a description of
Fariss, alias Bostick, answered that
of the man who held up a Burlington
fast mail train from Chicago near
Omaha late on the night of November
7. Furthermore, the police say, a pawn
ticket found on Farris when he was
cm , caicu in oan r rancisco, was for a
watch which had been identified as one
lost by a passenger on the Burlinsrton
train which was robbed. a-
Tne Omaha robbery netted the rob-
fiPr snn nrt f,i..: "?. tnero.
hund'red : doHar'a. ' W"rl" TCVeral
Man, Supposed to be From
Dallas, Is Found Ding '
in Roonn
"After I left you yesterday I took
60 grains of morphine. Ten grains will
kill the best man that ever lived. How
do you figure It?"
That was written on a piece of brown
wrapping paper f bided across the foot
of the bed In a room at 416 Worth Ore
gon street in which Stephen Graham,
aged 40 years, died at 5:45 oclock Sun
day afternoon.
Leaves Letter to Dallas Man.
A letter which Graham had written
to G. C. Gates, said to be connected
with the Wells, Fargo Express com
pany at Dallas, Tex was found on
the dresser Jn the room.
"Before- this reaches you." the letter
read, "I will be testing the soundness
of , the theory which we were discuss
ing. I am sorry that I will be compelled
to leave before my .work is finished.
But it is a good work and no doubt
some One else will take hold of it and
carry it to a successful conclusion. Be
lieve me, in this world and the next,
your friend.
(SlEned.) "Stephen Graham."
The letter was dated January 1.
- T- EW YORK, Jan. 5. Dispatches from Cape Hkytien receive uhere early to&ay
IX! reported a formiaable uprising against the Haytien government. '1
-1- Villiere and Tron, ia the' aorta ana other centers, are said to d in j
"arms, protesting against the- official candidates for the elections on January If. " 1
fmiMo lias hfpn hrpwintr in Havti for some months. Reports from PoriiAii
Prince recently have indicated that a revolution against the administration; of
president Orestes was imminent and that the president whenever he appearedSin
public was surrounded by a heavy guard. ' t
El Paso, Texas, and was prevented
from meeting leaders of the United
Mine Workers of America who were at
the station. She was placed aboard a
train bound for Denver and accom
panied as far as Walsenburg by a
military escort She made no objec
tion, saying she was bound for Denver
Calumet Mich, Jan. 5. Interest in
the copper miners' strike in the north
ern peninsula centered today in the
expected arival here of governor Fer
ris, who will endeavor W bring about
settlement 01 me nruiungeu swine
by the Western eaerauon 01
'teovwrnor will attrtve in the
zone bat a few hours after the
r lust msmt of .lonn a uens-
Uteaeparyneai oi-t
U lu r uou.iiki.vm
to bring together the op
posing Interests.
xnat xue- ouxcome 01 uie huirc wui
not be settled without a bitter fight
i Mearlv indicated. ComDany man
agers rest on their plans for filling
HP working forces with nonunion men
from outside places. Union circles
are more active.
The Calumet and Hancock strikers
were told Sunday that the failure to
conclude peace rested solely upon the
mine owners and they were promised
Srery possible legal, financial and
moral aid in the prosecution of their
struggle for recognition.
The strength of the entire labor
movement of the country was pledged
to the copper country men ana tney 1
were urged to stand firm. It was an- 1
nounced that enough resources are in i
. . 4 .
Sight to keep the strike going for at
least another year.
Chicago, HL, Jan. 6. Whether or not
a general strike of metal miners in
Michigan will be called to aid the cop
tier miners in the Michigan fields, will
be decided at a meeting to be held in
Lansing, January 12.
Whether the calling of a general
strike will be considered before that
time by president Chas. H. Moyer, who
is recovering in a Chicago hospital
from injuries received when he was de
ported from Hancock, Mich., the day
after Christmas, was not made public.
The bullet wound in IiIb tack is healing
- Gulf port, Miss., Jan. 5. President
Wilson motored to the golf links here
todav for his daily game will Dr. Cary
Graysor. He played 18 holes and left
the trolf course shortly after noon. The
president expected to spend the after
noon automobilinsr aloni; the coast.
The president looks forward to a busy
week. His health is normal, again; in
fact those who have been with him for
many months say he never looked bet
ter. His bronze skin shows the glow
of health and I113 aunty step and vig
orous stroke on the golf links confirm
his return to physical strength, which
was the purpose of his vacation.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 6. Mayor W.
W. Seymour, of this city, is now a
"hobo" in good standing. He is a
charter member of local No. 23, Hoboes
of America. The mayor, standing in
line with 50 unemployed men, took the
oath of allegiance Sunday.
Warmly endorsing the movement
mayor Seymour said
Mn.. .if 1...,. ,u..
I may become an active member of
man mil leu uul LutiL Bvjne uuv
your union and anyone of you may
become mayor of this city."
Austin, Tex., Jan. 5. That the state will
make a thorough Investigation of the re
cent rUe of 2 cents in the price of gaso
line is now practically certain. Richard G.
Maury, district attorney of HarriB county,
was here today and had a conference with
assistant attorney general Sweeton. at
which it Is understood the matter was dis
cussed. Mr. Sweeton said that the depart
mnt was working on the proposition.
Judge James L. Autry, former general at
torney of the Texas company, was also here,
hut he disclaimed that his mission was rel
ative to the advance in gasoline.
Minnv mr.TTtswn r '
,..,, f . "" .i.,ivFni mini , in" est urgiuw inniuroances.
Madrid, Spain. Jan. 6. The American 1 The statement holds that the mill,
ambassador Joseph E. Willard. of I tary authorities, acting under the di
Rlcnmond, Va, has made official an- 1 rection of the governor, superseded
2J?,tme.of h,e, enSaKement of his all civil government and Imposed sen -daughter.
Miss Belle Wyatt Willard, to tences not provided for by law.
Kermit Roosevelt son of expresiednt l , '.
Roosevelt The marriage will probably ' DR. S. WEIR MITCHELL
take place late in. the spring. , AUTHOR, DIES AT S3 YEATKJ
' rkilolnhig In. .Tan K r V"
New York, Jan. 5 A wireless mes- !
sage received by agents of the Cam- !
??.n,i.aTrTa,,sAJla.nic said tnat the
steamer Manuel Calvo, of that line, was ;
on her way into nnrt towing a ica.
fidtJ!ksteam,er Jwhen a,1 a polnt 18 I
1 miles east nf fiflnrlYr Tllr , n1 I
miles east of Sandv Hnnlt
steamer sank.
Gr&h$n also had a card from the
Texas WHter company at Mineral Wells,
Tex. Tne card stated that $2 had been
placed to the man's credit. The card
evidently had been received in March
of last frear.
The an was discovered by Thomas
Hogge -In whose room Graham died.
Hogge Vuns a restaurant at 608 San
Francisco street and works at night.
Through charity, It -is said, he allowed
Graham to ocfeupy his -room during his
absence. When Hogge returned to his
room Sunday afternoon, Graham then
was in a dying condition.
The police were immediately notified
and mounted officer Charley Hender
son and police surgeon Frank Lynch
were sent to the place. Graham failed
to revive, even .under the influence of
powerful stimulants. Believing that
there might be a chance to save the I
mart, the county hospital was -notified
and the ambulance sent in. TPrepara
tions -were being made to carry Graham
in the basket to the ambulance when
he died.
Coroner E. B. McClintock was called
ta hold the inquest Little is known of
the man here. It is believed lie oamfe
here from Dallas and had bean here
two weeks.
Garry Hermann Say
ous Defence M
May Be Ju;
. . .. " . a.
Cincinnati, uoio, Jan. .-
warning to me leaerai te
mi rings on what duos
agreement consider
given in fine attnual .
Herrmann, chairman
baseball coqtm&Mdo$v
oaV , ' 1 'ifr.i.f ., -
"Tin, -mai.T i., .uii.
I ated clubs in 1913 in territory occuMfed
t by National agreement clubs, did- not
attain prosperity or. prebtige," says 5
the report "A passive poliey has been
pursued oy tne commission and the
league directly affected toward that
organization, but if the contractual
and reservation rights of natianal
agreement clubs are not respected by
its (Federal league)) promoters. It
imay become necessary to employ
strenuous measures for the protection
of the interests of major and minor
league clubs.
I 'Rivalry will not be resented so lohg
j as league and club rights are not in-.
; nored, but illegal and unsportsman
like interference with, and utter disre.
cro7j"f rw aa n ilt Afri4 Wm 4 I AtoAm M .
e . cdvnocu iniira ui ui
tional agreement clubs will Justify
the adoption of vigorous defence meal
Prominent personages in the world
of organized baseball, including the
members of the national commission,
representatives of several minbi
leagues, and club owners Jn the two
major leagues are here today for a
meeting of the national commission
The meeting will be important as
not only will the commission 'have to
consider the claims of the recently
organized ball players' fraternity, but
the encroachment of the Federal
league on organized baseball will also
have to be discussed.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 5. E. E.
Gates, counsel for the Federal league,
after reading the Herrmann report to
day, said:
"All that is contained in this report
by way of "threats has been stated time
and again since the Federal league be
gan its operations. ' It has not in any
instance thrown fear into the hearts of
either the players or the owners of the
Federal league.
"It seems to me," said Mr. Gates,
"that Mr. Herrmann ought to have
been a little more explicit in just what
he means by the statement "the estab
lished privileges of national agreement
clubs.' It is possible that organized
baseball, through its years of tyranni
cal rule and usurpation, has secured
cetrain privileges and immunities
which do not belong to other organiza
tions in the country."
Washington, D. C., Jan. 5. The en
listed men of the United- States navy
will go to school, studying on ship
board all the common school branches
in which they are not already thor
oughly grounded. The details ot the
plan have been made public by secre
tary Daniels of the navy department
Academic instruction embracing
reading, writing. anthnie,tjc, spelling
1 "' . ,., , . -----, ..,,b
a"a geograpny. wiij. oe compulsory for
a' wn "f, "1 3K SSW.l
until a satisfactory standard has been
Text books in simple language will
be prepared at the naval academy In
struction will be under the direction of
the commanding officer, other officers
acting as instructors.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 5. A severe
arraignment of authorities whn oiimi
istered martial law ln West Virginia
irom oepiemuej, '", 10 June, 1913
when the Cabin Creek and Paint Creek
mine troubles were in progress, is con
tained in a subcommittee report made
nuhlio hv senator Borah, a. momHA..
1 the apnntA committee that in.aai..-
"L T ,V : .r"73 ji..r. """"'
M,.l,ll ..,J anthnr nJ t ."""
. ,.,.u,, ,,..., ... 4,, weir
died at his home here Sunday Death
was due to influenza, the seriousness
of nlch Was accentuated by his ad?
anced age He was In his S5th vear
n,. xJr,v,n' fama hntu " yr-
cian and an author, was international
ill - ,.. , i- naa...l - unuwnal
ixia iaat uoun. mirenicu a lew mnntha
ago under the title of "Westways."
No Federal Desertions; Offi
cers All Present, Men All
Milling Fighters.
PRBSISIO, Texas. Jan. 5. Repulsed
la their effort te take Ojinaga
from a new angle Sunday after-
BoeBi the rebels were farther surprised
at the, fighting ability of the federal
defeadefes. of the tuvra. Gen. salazar's
charge against the rebels -iras a brll
llat nra a successful one. Insofar as
It 'HgaScedeu ia driving the enemy feaek
and. oieeJ-iSK the awmult. For a week
(hut tore armies have been hntttlpg
i4th.eiJt attTOBtaffe te either side.
Sulsfear Flunks Itehels.
i Gwn. Iaex Salaiaf, Sp. command -of
- 16W cavalry, flan it ed the rebels near
San- Francisco Pueblo' Sundav niirUt
,- filing many, driving die rebels back
f a numoej. saiazar too
gMraft on both sides
tesfltcw any mercy to
The fire of cannon and rifle con
tinued last night. One hundred and
seventy wounded are in the hospital to
day at Presidio.
Sunday afternoon Bernard Hubbard,
an American moving picture man, had
nis camera snot from under him Dy t"c iww "u we uuuuicus ui Hiwro
a cannon bait j and soldiers here.
R. P. Dorman. of E! Paso, also had Hospital Is FulL
his camera smashed and some of his Tne little hospital in the Presidio
clothing torn by an exploding shell. j church is full of wounded from both
There are no desertions on either ' sides, but mostly federals, as the reb
slde. Shrappel from both sides did ter- i oIs have been wounded so far back
rible damage to houses . I from the line that they were unable to
Mexicans report that' Gen. Caitro is 1 wa'k to the river and get across to
wounded, but it has not been vex ifled. , this side.
oP't"i crowded.
nuunum are crowame tne American
Red fTrmu hnnnltnla in PnuMin Di.ui
I scenes are enacted on the battlefield.
wovrnea men are assisted by their
mmniiioa w, St. .!... .i."
J men as tney are dragging awav the
inrana mem. - I i .U i. TTi
More horses have been killed and account of the baUle
wocndejJ in the past two days' fighting j In a Rl Battle,
than in thj rest of the engagement ! To give the details of what has been
While Gen. Mercado was ln his of- j transpiring hereabouts, it is necessary
fice at Ojinaga Sunday afternoon, rebel I to relate personal experiences largely,
bullets knocked over bottles on the j as I hare been back and forth, on both
table, buryine themselves in the wall , sides of the river, ln both the federal
Mercado merely smiled and asked an
American present if he was afraid.
The rebel loss has been far greater
than federals so far, owing to the cover
afforded by the trenches of the fed
erals. Federals Get More Money.
The federals have received $70.00
from some source for supplies. The
money was paid by the bank in Marfa
and Capt Flores, of the federals, re
ceived it
Red Cross Wires For Supplies.
The Red Cross surgeons have wired
for more supplies, as 'the situation is
alarming as regards the wounded. More
tents are being put up to accommodate
the dozens of wounded from both sides
... . .-' .. -
tnat are hourly being brought over.
Severe Fighting 'Saturday.
After the severest kind of fighting,
the rebels' attack of Saturday night
was repulsed at day break Sunday,
when they withdrew. A number .of sol-,
diers on each side were captured, nd
three executed by the rebels, one bv
During the fighting, heavy cannot
fire from the rebels hit a St. diamond
76 millometer federal -gun, killing sev
eral and wounding many.
Federal Sharpshooters Busy.
The Federals' steady fire is main
tained by sharpshooters, with alter
nating heavy cannon fire, when either
side is exposed.
The "Constitutionalists" are con
stantly receiving more reinforcements.
Kvery lull in the fighting is taken
advantage of by both sides to rest
and lay in supplies.
The losses Saturday night were small
in dead, but' heavy in wounded, -on both
Port Is Closed.- -
Maj McNamee has declared the port
closed to everyone except civJUana,
This has shut oft the supplies which
each side was getting across the river
and appears to have offended both 'the
rebels and the federals.
The rebels captured a large herd 'of
cows Saturday and the soldiers began
resting and feasting.
The federals have got more ammuni
tion from somewhere, , and are digging
extra rifle pits. ,
Federal Cavalry "Ready.
In the federal camp the entire cav
alry is kept saddled, and extra belts -of
ammunition are tied onto the saddles;
ready for any .emergency, .Qefa., Saia
zar informed me that they were ready
for any trouble at any moment He
has plenty of hand grenades, and in
case the rebels storm the hill top
trenches, he is prepared to wipe 'them
Curiosity. Seekers Mnny.
Dozens -of autos loaded- are -constantly
arriving from neighboring Texas
towns and curious Americans, pack
Presidio watching the cannon firing
from the tops of the low adobe houses.
Hundreds are stopping in the open air
with no blankets.
Great care is being taken by the
V, S troops to prevent smuggling of
Many dead horses and mules in the
Rio Grande make the water unfit to
Presidio. Texas.
Jan. . Federals
and "Constitutionalists" at Olinaga
appeared late today to be resting after
their intermittent conflict of nearly a
.week. The artillery fire had died down
to occasional shots. A few rebel pris
oners captured by r federals were
executed today.
Captain Luis Cnilty, .. relative of the
wealthy Terrazas family, who has been
fighting with the federals, died of
wounds received in a skirmish.
Because of the findinsr of three eases
t- of smallpox among Mexican refugees
at Presidio, orders were givan for the
vaccination of aU soldiers and civilians
in the town.
While shrapnel and volley stUrr vol
ley of rifle fire were poured Sunday
into the little village upon whtcn the
whole northern division of the federal
army with its 11 generals are wXg
a stand against retreat the relative po-
sitlons of the two armies at nightfall
last night and at daybreak today, were
Gen. Ortega's army, which nad taken
entienchmrcts on all sides of Ojinaga,
except that which faces the Texas bor-
der. were withdrawn and concentrated
about two miles west on the banks of
the Conchos river. Just previously,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 5. President Wilson has decided to give jiwHmI
Hverta until March 1 to restore order, according to private advices nwrfc
inx Washington today from Mexico (Sty.
Should the de facto government is Mexico fail to improve the srtaaties by
that date, it is bettered in the Mexican capital that intervention by the United
States win follow." '
drink and is severe on the rebels, who
'have no other supply.
WateMaJB Smallpox.
patient died
ly guarded to prevent them spreading
the discease among Americana
There was another death Sunday.
All exposed persons are being care
fully guarded sc that they may not
! ccme ln contact with the residents of
"" AUVT ,f"r" ""STtZZL
i ;-- "'?. "" "? ,. vi
' has not a sufficient supply and few
I T?fusees have any money to buy stuff
y- " V V .f '' . i -
! for sale, owing to the great distance
' ?om the "a?1 railroad and the sud-
i .
and rebel camps and have seen ana
been in much of the fighting of the
past week.
One of my experiences, on Saturday
afternoon, in ctfmpany with two other
correspondent is typical of the ex
periences a man must undergo to get
the news. I took a message for MaJ.
M. M. McNamee, U. S. army, to Gen.
Mercado and was accompanied by W.
H. Durborough, representing the News
paper Enterprise association, of Chi
cago, and B. B. Caddie, of the El Paso
Times. Caddie had previously been
turned back, and warned by Gen. Saia
zar not to come to Ojinaga, as Saiazar
had taken umbrage at erroneous re
ports published by the Times..
Fired On by Rebels.
After leaving the general's- quarters,
we came back over a hill and to our
surprise and consternation, the rebels
opened a heavy fire on us from the
hills on the other side. Bullets fell in
front and back of us and whistled over
our heads. We were all simply scared
to death, and ran miles ln the open, ex
posed to the fire of the sharpshooters.
We reached our horses for safety, -when
a few of the federals in the trenches
returned the fire of the rebels. It is
the biggest wonder in the world we
were not killed. Whether the rebels
were aware that we were Americans
or not we have no means of knowing,'
but the situation was the most delicate
one I was ever in.
Arrival on the Battlefield.
I arrived in Presidio at noon of the
day preceding the first attack on Oji
naga. I immediately procured a horse,
and, against the advice of both mili
tary and' civil- authorities, who urged
me to remain on this side, I crossed
the Rio Grande, where I was halted by
the first of the federal guards and out
posts. I explained in Spanish- that Gen.
Francisco Castro was a warm personal
friend of mine and that I desired an
EW YORK, Jan. 5. The steamer
Oklahoma was wrecked of
Sandy Hook Sunday, and 22 of
her crew appear to have perished.
Bight were saved. This is the sub
stance of a wireless message received
Although several vessels were
standing by the distressed tank liner,
the Hamburg-American line freighter
Bavaria, bound from Philadelphia to
, Gen. Saiazar, with -806 federal volun
teers, succeeded for the first time since
the siege in going1 out of the fortifi
cations in an attempt to attack Gen. Or
tega's rear, but was driven back by the
rebels, not however, until he had killed
a dozen or more rebels
. So far the casualties have been dis
proportionate to the n amber of shots
fired. About 126,000 rounds of ammu
nition have been expended by both
armies. On the basis that 6000 rebels
and 400 federals are engaged, this
would indicate that 12 shots were fired
for each soldier, whlie the total dead
and wounded do not reach lOOfl.
When the firing stopped last Bight
and the federals gathered up the.er
wounded, they found that Gen. Fran
cisco Castro, commander of the regular
troops, had been wounded in the arm.
Luis Terrazas, a grandson, of, .the rich
' land holder, who had enlisted wltt the
i regulars, was shot in the foot Gen.
Marcello Careveo, commander of the
federal volunteers, who had been
slightly wounded, was permitted to
1 cross to the United States to receive
j treatment from the Red Cross, but ho
1 has returned to Presidio,
j The total losses to the federals in
Sunday's fighting was SO killed.
audience with Mat .regarding the pro
curing of neeessary pasaports for tak--ag
motion pictures and gaining news
of the existing conditions.
Refuse VlMiu;.
fe-Santain .waaery tfj&aMm-oa
mzm qg-TMisEV gflr-g t-
customs bouse, toward Olinaea nroner
On the way we met hundreds of fam
ilies, women and children and half
grown boys loaded down with all man
ner of household goods, cooking uten
sils, etc., and in many cases small bur
ros loaded down with bedding till they
could hardly walk. In many eases to
my astonishment the family game cocks
were perched on the tops of the loads,
crowing lustily at such unwonted
haste. All were fleeing to Presidio.
Splendid FerttfieatteBii.
On reaching the top of the hOl I
could not help but realise the natural
advantages Ojinaga would offer to a
defensive army. For miles in all di-
. rctlon. was a level plain without hill
, .,., t, tn i ..,!
gully or tree to afford concealment of
tne slightest sort but then came a long
ridge, perhaps 100 feet high, indented
at the top with small gulches, arroyas,
and camel backs, providing ample pro
tection for thousands of attacking sol
diers, but making it impossible for
surprise by an attacking army owing
to the long stretch of open ground that
has to be traversed.
Women Cooking at Treaehes.
Completely surrounding the hill,
where the town is built were fee fed
eral rifle and machine gun pita where
the men were absolutely concealed
from view, and where, in the day time,
they had a clear view of any moving
object. 'An air of contentment seemed
to exist among the men. In the back
ground were the wives, families, Bweet
hearts and even mothers of the sol
diers, preparing the daily flour and
water tortillas.
Upon reaching the main garrison we
were met by the officer in charge, who.
after a moment's parley with ray es
cort Immediately ordered me incar
cerated in the car eel jefe de armas,
and. in spite of my protestations and
pleas to be taken to Gen. Castro first,
I was taken away under guard.
Released From FriiMUU
I asked my friendly captain escort
to take a note to Gen. Castro and at
the same time describe me, and in less
than 10 minutes I was taken before
Gen.- Castro, who ordered my release
and profusely apologized for the mis
take Gens. Castro, Mercado and Landa.
were holding a conference, and when
they realised that I was a newspaper
man. they immediately begged me to
rectify tie erroneous reports in va
rious papers regarding their supposed
evacuation, their supposed desertion,
etc, and asked me to express to the
general American public their sincere
regards and repeatedly assured me
that they -would afford every curtesy
and protection to Americans; also that
they would use extreme care in direct
ing their movements so that by no
chance should any stray shots fall onto
American soil.
No Federal Dtauttlafaetlwa.
Gen. Mercado denied the many- re
ports that his soldiers were discon
tented and were rapidly deserting and
explained that he had called an in
spection of all his troops and told his
men that he wanted any who were
afraid or discontented to leave at once,
and also offered in evidence to support
(Continued on Page 9. First Column.)
Boston, was the only one able to rend
er assistance. She reported b wire
less shortly after 9 oclock this morn
ing that she had been able to take off
Capt. Alfred Gunter, chief mate Bert
Iverson, second ma'e Knute Dabie,
third mate Carl Eklur.ite, operator
William. Davis, boatman Christian
Rassmussen, quartermaster Hamilton
Powell and Norman ErifcKen. the
ship's carpenter. No mention was
made of the remainder of the crew,
30 in all.

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