El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 34TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, April 3, 1914 Page: 1 of 10
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OFFICIAL NOTICE Of THE CAPTURE OF TORREON ANALLY GIVEN
1. - - ' 11 . 1 I J
TWELVE FEDERAL RESERV
COMMITTEE GOES LIMIT
IN FORMING DISTRICTS
UNDER NEW BANKING LAW
Boston New York Philadelphia
Chicago St. Louis Minneapolis Kansas City Dallas and San
rrancisco Uvea Hank New Mexico I. Divided Between
Dalla and San Francisco Branch Banki Not Ya l-r.r.l.1
But Will Be Left to the ltg.n-im of the Federal Reserve
Hoard Yet to Be Appointed
By Special Wire to the Times.
Washington April 2.--El Pao ia in the eleventh federal re
serve banking district. Dallas will
The eleventh district will contain all of Texas most of New
Mexico and the lower southeastern part of Arizona.
Albuquerque and Tucson are included but Phoenix is in the
twelfth district of which San Francisco will be the-reeerve center.
Twelve resersl Reserve Beaks
lly Ikt .1 tmiriated Vres
Washington April 2. After three mouth
! consideration the reserve bank orgaid-
.iinn ' uRimliiee tonight announced ihat it
lias divided conUoenui united Mates Into
iweive banking districts end selected
luelve cities Where forteral reserve btnka
."- lu be loraltd under the new currency
i.m. i ni waa the first derisive step to
rrt the estaMtsbmeni of the new ays
i' in. The cities sail districts fallow:
v aestea Olstrlel Ms. 1.
i-ntrlrt Milliner t Beaton. Reserve bank
i have enlist of H.ttl740. with Its
i Muled (lew gaotgnd statu
New Yrfc MsMel He. X
i.mrici "(umber e. i Tprk. capital
'"AT7.ÍHI. with Its aatlonal and number of
stair banks (not given) as ntambers. Ter-
riiury state of -lew York.
Pallsasalpala DMriet N.
nistrict Number 3 l-hllutelplila. capital
'IV.WJ.OU. Including wo national hanks and
several state beaks. Territory Hew Jersey
ami I icla arc and sil Pennsylvania east of
urslern nraindsrv or rollnwlnar ennntfea
Mckean Elk Clesrrield Cambria and lied
rurd. ' . v .
tlevrlasd Kistrhi No. i.
vlilslrlct Number 4. Cleveland. Capital fit.
fi'ias with 7l nstlonsl an- severel statu
i :ik - Territory siste or unid all Penn
Mlvanla lying west of District 9. the coun
tics of Mtrstitll. Ohio Brooke and Hancock
in West Virginia and all Kentucky east of
the westers boundsry of tho following
i -lililíes; Boom Oram. Scott Woodford.
jr.sauilne (Jerrard Lincoln Pulaakl and
nlekeaen Blalriel No. 9
II. i Number 9 ntchinond. Capital
s . .'-i. wiin 7t national banks and I
number or stale banks and trust companies
Territory District of Columbia. Maryland
Virmnla North Carollaa South csrolins
and all West Virginia eicept those' conn
ties in District 4.
AUsala Dlalrlet Ne. t.
inirlct Number f Atlanta. Capital 91.
7IÜ.7HI. with 374 national bsnks. Territory
Mib una tleorgla FlorMs all Tennessee
easi r the western boundsry or the rol
biuimr counties: Stewart. Houston Wayne.
Humphreys and Perry; all Mississippi south
uf tne nortnern boundary of the rol
i o semper. Madison. I.eske and Neslraha
all Hie southeastern part or Louisiana east
.r ibo western boundsry of the following
rimniiea: roiaiecoupee Iberville Assump
ti.-n and Terra Bonne.'
MMrsso District No. 7.
District Number 7. Chicago capital 113.
t.-.i.tss with est national banks etc. Tarrl
tory lows all Wisconsin south of northern
boundary or the following counties: Vera
on. Sauk. Columbia. Dodge Washington
and nsaukM; all or the southern peninsula
of Michigan viz: All that part east of
I ake XK'hlirsn: atl Illinois north of a iln
forming the southern boundary of the fol
us lounilea: Hancock Schuyler Cass
-.rvainon Christian Slielby. Cumberland
ami l iara; an indiana nurib of a line funis-
i nsr ihe eoulhern boundary or the follow-
I r .omines Vigo Clay itwen. Monroe.
nrnvvn Bartholomew Jennings. Ripley and
M. Louis Ulstrlrl Na.
lusirlei Number 4. St. Louis capital -
i.si 3i J. with 434 natloaal banks etc. Tern
i .rv. ii sansas an Missouri esst of the
..fin isutnitarv of the following rown
Harrison. Darles. Caldwell rtav. La
aveite Johnson Henry si. Clslr Cedar.
I aile. Lawrence and Harry. All Illinois
.i included In Dlalrlet 7: all Indiana not
in in-lrlrl 7. Atl krntiirky nut la ins
inn 4 All Teamsaaa not In District .
m l all Mlssfsftppl not In Dlalrlet .
MlaasssstsMa DMrtH No. g.
unirle! . Mlaaeapolla. Capiisi u.70s.ss4
Hi 97 national hanks eir. Territory
si mans. North Dakota. South Dakota. Mln
..oia. all Wisconsin tad all Michigan not
in litslrlct 7
aaasas aty DMriet Dia. Ml
nutrid Id Kansas City capital Mm.
! with KU nstlonsl banks ate. Territory.
Kinsaa. Nebraska Colorado Wyoming all
iii.snurt not included la Dlstrtri . all ok
iinoiaa north of a line running Ihe eoulh
r n boundary of Has following counties
i iis. Dewey. Blaine. Canadian. Cleveland.
iitwatoratr seminóle Okfuskee. Mrln--li
Mulkagae and Sequoyah all New
.ico north or a line forming the southern
iindsrv of the following nmnlles:' Me-
.inley Sandoval. Bants re. Baa Miguel and
Cleveland Richmond Atlanta
Under the Law by the Presides.
have the federal reserve bank for
Dlilrlcl Number II. Hallas 'Capital 19
OH.WI. with 7 national btnka etc. Ter-
ritory Tesas all Hew Metlco and Oklahoma
not Included In Dlalrlet It); ail Louisiana
not In District and the following coun-
ties in Ariiomv Punt. Graham Greenlee
wiouw euu canta cruz.
Sea rraaclsajo Dlalrlet Na. 11.
District Number t. sen Francisco cap
Hal oj.hmjl with 914 nstlonsl bsnks. etc
Territory. California washinetoo m..
Idaho Nevada and Utah and. til Arltona not
i"'cn ni uisn-ici ia. .
siatea -that sum banks ahaH be sstabiisharj.
TIMS task will be left to the supervision of
sue lenerat reserve board to be appointed
y rmainii Wilson..
roe organisation committee In Its
announcement called 'attention to the
fact that under the requirement! of
me ci ix rouia not rind grounds Cor
me esiamianmnnt of more than one
oana qn tho -Pacific ooaat. but hold
out the hopes that in the near future
another bank would be authorised
by congress and located somewhere
in in m great - section.
Noiiti.-aii by. Coisugdttee.
. The next atep to be taken by the
committee will be the notification of
tne oamts entering; the system of tho
plana for the districts. Within thirty
days after auch notice la received by
banks each must under the law ba-
sin the payment for Its stork In Un
reserve bank in Its dlatrict. Each
bank must subscribe 8 per cent of
Its combined capital and surplus and
capitalisation announced for each
district is based upon this per cant
aubscription. The payment of auts-
aorlptlona by banks will be spread
ovar many months but In the mean-
times President Wilson la expected
vu asnqounce tne live members of the
federal reserve board. The president
said today that owing to the fact
that the procesa of organisation will
take some time no immediate an-
nouncement will be made.
In reaching- lis decision the com-
mittee tonight pointed out it visited
eishteen cltlea. listened to argumonts
from representativas of 00 cltlea and
selected lis list from amona thirty
aeven which sought reserve banks.
Independent investlgationa were oon'
d.ucted by the treasury department
and the preference of everv nna of
Ihe 747s national member banks to
oe was ask on.
The committee took into considera
tion Ihe following faetorjs; The abili-
ty of member haoka. within a district
to furnish the necessary $4000000
capital for Ihe reserve bank; tho mer-
cantile induatrlal and financial con-
nections In each dlatrict and the re
lations between various portions and
a reserve cfty; the probable ability of
a federal reserve hank -to meet the
leffltlmato ilan. .H. .. i . . i .. .
'whether normal or abnormal:" the
eonltable division of available cenital
among uu oisirictn; tno general geo
graphical situation of each dislrlc
transportation linea and facilities for
speedy communication In It: the noun -
lation area and prevalent business
activities or the district.
In a supplemental statement the
committee gave the following statistics
used in determlnins; the cities and
Area and Popula Hon.
No. 1. area In square miles. 66.46.".
No. 2. area in square miles. 49.170:
No. 3. area In souare miles SsVsts
population. 1 10.217. .
NO. 4. area in square talles lll.ffi-
No. 9. area In square miles. lTt.lll;
No. t. area in square miles zxf.lsó:
No7. area lu square miles. I7S.I4Ó:
population. 12.630. 183.
Jvo. area in equare mliea. 116.744:
No. arse In equare miles 437.930-
No. to area In square miles. S0.-'
669: population. t.3O6.K0.
No. tl. ana in square miles. 101
825: population. 6.SI0.SSJ
ICoallaued oa Pags I I
AllMINISTRATION l.tCADKItS PIT
INTO THE (XIJfTKOT.
WILL BE NO COMPROMISE
I NCX)NmoNAI REPEAL iiil: .
SECRETARY BRTAN VISITS SENATE
Discussed the Propoalllou With 8e
eset of the DessaooratJu Senators.
'y tas aVsseoiatrd Presa
. Washington April 2. Ad ml nial ra-
tion leaders in the Osaste buckled on
their armor today and plunged into
the Panama tolls flaht. determined to
maintain an unyielding position until
the end of the controversy.
Although ihe house bill to repeal
toll exemption for American ships kg
I estlng In the committee on Inter -oceanic
canals there were many In-
formal conferences during; the day
relating to the Issue and among ih-
developments was a visit of Secretary
Bryan to the capítol In the Interest
of the sdmialstratlqa policy.
"No compromise" wag the slogan
of. the administration leaders in their
conferences. So many bills snd reso-
lutions have been Introduced Intended
to cloud the plain lasue of repeal th.it
it has been determined1 lo make It
plain from' the outlet that ao tern-
President Wilson ta Maulrers he
exDtsned no factional dans or flit-
bustcring and believed from What
senators told him that there would
b a prompt report from the com-
mutes oh lateroreanlc canals. Thu
pioHldent said tarare wrre.ono Or two
members of the committee who wsro
against the repesl but who he un-
derstood wool i vote to bring the
Question before the senate la an early
report. . '
The president took occdalon to deny
published reports that he had sent
any urtrmstum to the senate-through
Senator Owsrt orA anyone 'sise with a
view to forclna early action. Ho
added that no proposals toy compro
mise or cnangc In the repeal incasurc
had been brought to him um! signifi
cantly suggested that amendments
were not being offered -by adminls
tratton loaders '
Confident of I lepra i.
He told callers franker that while
he did not expect obstructive tactics
In the senate he expected a full dis
cussion there but wan confident tho
repeal bill would nasa.
The president asserted no proposals
for a caucus had. been mentioned to
Rasa. Renprta were In circulation to-
day that anyeffiirt might be made to
ivice me repeal ion mio a caucus
but these rumora were promptly de
nied Democratic leaders asserting
that a caucus woulsl not be necessary.
at the same time Instating that there
is no doubt that the repeal bill wIM
have a aafe. majority when tho vote
la taken.- It was pointed out by such
Democratic senators aa O'Oorman and
Chamberlain who are openly opposed
to ton exemption repeal lhat they
count not go Into a caucus which
would be designed lo bind tliem.
Friends of the roncal bill Insisted
tonight that support of tho president's
poney is Increasing rather than de
creasing. One Republican senatnt-
who wtll vote for the repeal said that
canvas of the senate today showed
a clear majority of nine for the bill
the probability being that several
votes counted for the opposition would
ue reversed. A number of Republi-
cans however It is now generally
understood have decided to line up
repeat annougn mry v.n-
a stfainst free toils originally Amóme
th. are etonilor Fonrimo and Oliver
of IN'tiimylvuiiiii who havtt publlcly
ennounred lb fir ohanlTR of iioflkion.
irtialrman O'Oorman laaued the for-
mal rail today for the canali. com-
iiiaict it- - mrvi nrai luciaiy morn
Asliurst Against Repeal.
Secretary Bryan discussed the lssqe
with several senators while at tits
cspltol among them Henator Ashttrst
of Arizona ofae of the Democrsts
opeply opposed '' sh" repeal. Sen
a tor Ashurat said ager lila talk wipb
the secretary of state that he had not
changed his views. Mr. Bryan also
discussed the situation with Henator
Overman of North Carolina who is
In favor of toll exemption repeal.
Representative Moss of "West Vir-
ginia Republican who voted against
the 81ms bill today Introduced a reso-
lution to declare lhat It U the asteas
of the house that- the repeal of las
clause granting exemption to coast
wise shipping waa "In furtherance ot
Ihe desire uf the 1'nltod State to
facilítale negotlutions between the
United Ptalee and Ureal Britain anal
is In no sense to be construed us
waiving or denying say right pos-
sessed by Ihe United Stales to grant
exemption trom tolls tu her
or wsr and commerce.
Pill Slhl 1 un uivl univn a r
hkphi:s;m ati k will BAIL
WILL SAIL ON MAYFLOWER
IM LMNl i s l:yl IM l hum
JHjMND ron VACATION IHOM
DVTIR8 IN TRflPltAl lllllm
IAS BEEN IN MEXICO 8 MONTHS
Vacation U Believed to Indicate That
He Heew No Frospeft of Influencing
Washington April 2. jhi Und
former governor of Mlnneaota and foy
"i ast eignt months President Wil-
son's personal representative In Mex-
ico will sail from Vera Crus tomor-
row for Waahlagtun aboard the presi-
dential yaoht aln flower.
The announcement or Mr. Land's
prospective visit wsa made bv Presi-
dent Wilson with the explanation that
his eavoy had requested a vacation
and rest from his labors In a tropical
climate. He will return to Mexico
after hla vacating.
No hangs of Policy.
The president asserted lhat Mr.
Mud's departure for the United Htstea
should not be construed In the nature
of a recall or as forecasting any
change of policy by the Waahlngton
government toward either faotlon In
Mexico. No negotiations of any char-
acter were pending between tha
Muerta government and the invited
States and the recent conference te-
tween gemir Portillo y Hojas Iluerta's
minister 01 foreign affairs with Mr.
Und had developed nothing tangible
or Important and merelv waa a
Except lor the five-day trip to iokb
v-iirervauu. miss. list Januerv
'".".(' ul Chester w-hon
eg periods stttei
Nothing Doing With Huerta.
When he visited the uranldent
Pass Christian Mr. Llnd spoke of the
ill affects which the tropicer climate
nao upon 111a health but declined the
pi-ealdent'a Invitation 'to return to the
United 8tates. oreferrirur to ennllnne
his work-of observation. Mr Llad's
request for a vacation at this ttme was
regarded as significant In of riela 1 etr.
ties. Jt was taken to maun that Ha
saw no prospect uf General Huerta
yielding the reins of government In
Mexico City through diplomatic uar-
suaslon and lhat affairs would remain
In atatua quo pending the outcome of
tne consiuiitiuntilst forces' march
Nothing. Important Pending
-'1'" on aiuens s measage to con-
gress yesterday expressing a deter-
mination to remain in office until hla
country was in nesce strengthened
the bolle huta ik.i VJ.. I I.J .......
onance to afreet Ihe situation In Mex-
ico hy hla continued presence sand op-
portunely nought the vadttlon while
Lnaj Important questions were pending.
szr. j. inn is being paid out of the
contingent (und of the stste depart-
ment. 8 creían Bryan has not di-
vulged what sslury Is lielng paid him.
Out under the ttatlltea the depart
ment is not obligee to give an ue-
countlng of eapedltures of this fund.
HISTORIC TOWN IS
1ST. Ml. I MINI MA.. Minus
t v 1 lll I Ills 11)1. 1 Mt ixiss
x 1 nil
ne TourUi Hotrfu Arc Dencniyod
nil Two i'fmtij Are km.ii..i
y las i ... ..ij ;
Bl. Augustine. Kla April 2. His
toric Ht. Augustine today was sweat
by a hair mill ni dollar fire thnt
destroyed five tourist hotali and burn
ed records snd curios deling bnrk to
the days o( gpaalth rule In the slx-
ssto persons were
Utiesia lu ihe hotels fled Into tge
streets before daybreak many leaving
valuables and personal belongings- he.
num. several escapen clad only In
neir sleeping raiment.
Ilesrue work by employes of the
TlnaOn huiiiu I . .1 '
uieo is neiieveii to nave saved many
lives tioiiig through the smokr-flllcd
halls they qiirékly aroiited guests an 1
aided them to reach safety.
Twenty-five gneata' were reseued hy
firemen with ladders. Although all
persons remaining in ihe biiltdliut
were warned not to Jump firemen
ware unsuccessful In preventing two
persons rrom leaping rrom the sa-e-ond
floor. They were Misa Atice C.
Hmlth of Amherst. Nova Suplía snd
W. K. Olddings o( UrajjiVy Quebec
Miss Smith nuslaaaad aa In lin e I aoin..
siijl wrwtnlc)tlSr condition to-
inrbtaW'aa sain ólo Be -riibal Cht)
of Mr. UliJdlng.H' ankles was broken
iseveral other persons received minor
Missst other property of smaller
value was destroyed. Including several
DEATH TKAVEI.KD IN A t.M.i:
si AT 1 1 1 III M 1 li THK SUAMM;
nunm up tvksdav.
FIFTY MEN WERE LOST
1 'ROM MTKAMKB NKWFOIINII-
I'AND AND At MANY MORtC
MAIMI0I BY RXPimVKK.
SOUTHERN CROSS STEAMER LOST
TI Men IaMt Were Vmr Xim Their
Shim On the loe 1
kg Iht A t tocia I M JVraa
St. Johns N. 1 ' . April 3. Death
ttavalsd In. a gale that overlook the
sealing fleets last Tuesday. The
ttenmer Newfoundland lost probably
fifty of her crew while as many
more It 's feared will be maimed aa
a result of exposure tjrest alarm Is
ren tor tne etesmer Southern Cross
with a crew of 170 then which has
not been reported since she nasaed
Cape Pine inbound Tuesday inorn-
n'g. i ne men lost were far rrom
their ships killing seals when the
storm with blinding snow swooped
down upon thorn. They were exposed
for 48 hours before assistance arrived
snd many had succumbed
The .Newfoundland was ons of a
fleet of fifteen ships carrying more
(han two thousand 'men soattered
among ihe tee fi oes near Bells Isle
go. ins crews ware on tne noes
W rftkrr (hem fuur to nix ml lr froth
Ul..mjil Overtakafw ( W..
When ihe Mixaunl -wpt oh them
tiie erewn of th othar -ii'.-mn r.
MUM lo i-rifaln their venaels but
tha; floaa on which the Newfotmd-
land's man were hunting drifted away
from the man body of Ic. When
dnrkneaa fell that nttht not one had
returned. The vh&'s craw numbered
150 men. of whom 120 were on th9
Me. - Captain Wealey etn. Inn of-
flqors cndiieerti suiHor' an eooka
remained ntfoHrd. .
The weather cleared thia mornlna;
aotT - Captain Keah alfnalled the
atcamera Bellavrnture and Btephano
whii'h were nearest him of the loas
of his men. Theae two véasela being
faat nnd ímwerful. emaahod their way
into' the floea in search of the mlialng
lacked Up WO Hurvlvorn.
tjLto today tho captain of the
Dellaventure sent wlreleaa tueaiiuK
hero .aaylns; that he had picked up
thirty survivors and u number of
bodies. He estimated thHt forty men
bud pertnhed nnd said lhat thirty were
A meaaage from the Stcphiino to-
night aald that thirty-five survlvorH
bud been found and three bodies but
there Is doubt aa to whether she re
ferred only to those pb ked uji by her
The wireless of the Bollaventure
was working poorly and the messages
recetve.1 from her were aomewbat
confused The number of fatalities
will b in doubt at least until she
reaches here probably tomorrow
noon. Rhc has a trip uf 160 mile"
ahead of her. At dusk another
lillKiard bad sprung up and there was
little hope for any of the hunters
who had not already been saved.
Sou ( hern Vrotm' MlaaJng.
Added to the known disaster was n
growing suspense regarding the
Sou tjhern Cross which should have
arrived here last Tuesday.
Klrst reports of the loss of tho men
if i in New foundland were confused
and generally were accepted as re-
ferring to the outham Cn-as snd It
was not until lata In the day that the
identity of the craw waa determinen.
Karly infnrinatton that lhi .Newfound
land had bfen sunk by the Ice proved
untrue. Wireless mess agen deacrlmna;
the loas of her huntara wefa read aa
referring to the ship Itself.
There still is doubt aa to how tne
vessel survtvsd the storm but as the
latest messages from tha Bellaventura
and tha Htephano make no mention to
the contrary it Is assumed that the
ship still floats. Both the fltcphnno
aud the Uellaventure have been
ordered tu make all speed for port but
twilight's blisaard may delay them
sivij-iviiir taeatrra liead.
gy Ike aMK-aolral 'row ( -Jt.
Johns. N. K.. Aurll X Ulxly-four
memlMirs uf tha craw nt tha New
foundland are known to havtt perished
and tliirly-sevsn wsro rescuae ac-
nordtug to a atHt-mnt-authorised by
'olí ni I Herretary Bennsit. aetlng
uremler. lata tonight Tho steaini r
Bellavnnture accounted for flfty-algn:
dead and flfty-lnur living; tha Hte-
phano for one dead snd ids Flerlt.-I
fur five dead.
south) rn Cms safe
gg 4M 4t Hil(4 'rest
North Bydnoy N. H.. April X. A
wireless messages received hers to-
night report the steamer Hnuthern
Cross safa ut Chunnrl N. K Her lean.
with a crew of 17 rnsn hud laeeii
FOLLOWED BY LONG DIS
PATCH FROM TIMES MAN
Constitutionalist. Use 500 Killed and 1500 Wounded General
Velatco and a Remnant of Hit Once Great Army Escape From
Canyon del Guarache But It Being Pursued by Villa's Cavalry
Federal Lost in Killed Wounded and Priaoners It Almost
Total Detaila of the Final Assault People of El Paso
Alarmed by the Exuberance of Joy Shown by the Population
of Juarex Feared the Town Had Been Attacked or That the
Garrison Had Mutinied Nothing of Vllla'l Plan for Imme-
diate Future Made Known to Correspondents or to Officials
in Juarez So Far at Is Known He Assures His Followert
Huerta' Power in the North Is Broken and That There It No
Dancer That "Reinforcements'' Will Attack Torreón.
By JOHN W. ROBERTS.
Staff Correspondent Morning Times.
Torreón Coah. Mexico. Aoril 2. Torreón has at last "offi
cially" fallen. The last soldier of General Refugio Vélaseo s mag-
nificent federal army of 12000 men has either been killed captured
"t i in flight. General Francisco Villa's victorious constitutionalist
array is in undisturbed possession of thia citv. which haa an lone been
.nt' stroBBaWJ 5FOB Va fumbled at hi feet.
lPyjSj Je conttitutlonnliata have been in possession jf the
jafsvataW por rem of the town since shortly after noon on Tuesday
I General Villa would not permit it capture to be announced until
... awas aajiipuajnao cossen una every member ot the garrison rather
dead a prisoner or in flight.
General Refugia Vélasco. with a COmnarAtivf.lv small luuJ..
uaara inane nis escape today rrom L-anyon del Guarache t
he has been entrenched since Tuesdey and a small body of
titutionaliit cavalry is in pursuit.
l'lglillng Incftsant Nlntr Niinduv
The rightlag rar thu pussesslen uf
Torreón has continued almost Ineet-
ssrstly since Saturday night. The
federal soldiers put up a most des-
perate resillan i- It has lieen learpeil
since that they would have aurrender-
ed long airo but they had been told
by their officers that If they sur-
rendered they would he tortured in
Ihe most cruel manner before being
put lo l. ni and this nerved Ihem
lo fight with desperation.
Orea teat tlatllu at Siega-.
Tho right which began on Siitiiril-.iy
night last was one or the greatest
buttles of ihe selge. Ten thousand
maddened rebels fought In thu open
yelling like demons throwing bombs
In every direction and en. enraged tu
advance against withering rifle an I
(artillery fire by ihe presence on thu
firing line of General Villa hlmselt.
"Viva Villa!" They 4'rletl.
Whenever ho appeared uries uf
'Viva Villa!" rose In such volume u
to be heard above the din and roar
ut more man 20000 riries oh both
sides. Berore the bsttle begun Vlllit
rone along the line lulntlng lo Tor
reon. "There inuchaahltoa." he said
"Is Torreón. Wu must take It to
night. Will you follow me com
"HI. si ml general" was thu an
swer accompanied by rousing rheon
"We will die for you."
"Ktta bueua" Villa anawered tint
ply. "Uet us go."
Immediately thousands of liny darts
of rire leaped from nil aides around
Ihe besieged city anil with lln- 1 Ifl'S
In action the big guns begun to muni
hurling shall arter shell Intu the
. Artillar y im Idle.
Tha federal artillery was nut Idle
nor wen- tha faderai riflemen inac-
tive. Vllla'a men advaneed ateadlly
however though great gaps ware torn
through their ranks hy bursting
They never faltered however. Tails
of rage arose snd curses were orla i
through frothing lips. Nothing uould
stop the maddonud man.
Illderless horses bsgun tu plunge
through tbs advancing array toward
tne rear wounond men attempted to
drag thsmselvss out of ranga in order
to bandage their wounds. Hume of
them wars weeping others were curs-
ing and all deploring thu fats which
prevented them rrom participating In
the final triumph which they thought
sure wouto ne tneira.
Would Mlaa the fun. .
1 came upon one yutiag officer
whose left arm waa torn to shjreJs
by shrapnel who was attempting with
his opa anwounded hand to staunch
the flow of blood . I. attarapttd to
idrnfort him. "Oh. that's all right."
wus hla reply. "I don't cre for Ihor
arm. bul I am surry i will miss the
fun." si '' .
Util by little Villus Mn I
their wsy lato ths tusa rrom .ill
aides. They were now fhrhtlus rmtu
iicuso ii. nu-. inioiigh bnrrlcadi
afreet alter barrlbadrd street until
they got aw close to each other lhat
Uenernl villa Lad lo send word 1
ins sritnery to eaaae tirina or shorten
their range In ordsr to prevent killing
bis own men.
The ífilt -tal artillery having nothing
of lhai kind to fear continuad to
throw shells into the ranks or the con.
stituUoimllafs. Iiul they Overshot tha
mark more nrten lhan not because of
rapid advance toward tha center of
Kin. Fire nontinue. '
The rifles und machine guns never
stopped however. Hand grenades
hurled by both sides wa)Vew-iiríJjii
huvoc In the ranks of both. Tho feB
ersls were on ihe house tops and often
seised the bombs thrown at them b
the t.onitituilunnlisiH in time to thrpu
them beck Into the streets cmwIhí
with constitutionalists before thsy turn
time to explode.
Federals Driven Hack.
The altcck was so eonstAut snd
violent lhat the fedssnls . were
grailually driven hai-k inward the ecu
ter of thu city deserting their bai
They l.i.ik refuge In ' the cusírtela or
the town where they rcmslaad. aim.-
uf them until today.
In thst-Hundav night fight Qeneral
11la took the bullring t tit anieitor
and a large cuartel In the southern
portion of the city ss well is a sum
her or redetal strongholds -vhloh hs.l
been fortified by piling- up cotton
Villu s loss in the Sunday night fight
was but 200 killed. The (edarsl loss
Is .st i mined. Judging from the num-
ber of bodlea la tho street st over too
killed sad we were told by prisoners
who were captured afterwards that
uver 1000 wounded were cared fur
after that battle.
glnco that first utlack on Torrson
Sunday night the constitutlonaltsi-
may be said lo have been In absolute
possession of Ihe city though thu fight.
Ing fur the possesion ot the few
Pisces held by the fedérala and which
could not he ahrllud has continued
He -khiy Brave Men.
Throughout II all Villa's men have
shown wonderful vitality and were
recklessly brave. The totsl losses
of the ronatliutluiiallats uo estimated
by General Villa to be 900 dead and
about lito wounded. The federal
leasts cannot b estimated though
General Villa laughingly told me when
I asked him for an estimate that I
would not go far wrong If I aald the
federal loss wsa. total.
ft was reported lhat General Vel-
reoo became Insane during tha battle
of Gomes t'ttiacio and was detained
under restraint by his brother officers.
General Villa doe not believe that"
this la true and though there Is no
absolute knowledge that ha was at
Canyon del Guarui-h. It Is believed
that he rtti-eatail to that stronghold
Tuesday morning and thai he made
his em-spa from there tudty.
sfeesayres Are short.
I twine to the mass of stuff filed for
CraiumjisaS)'" over the single wirag op
erating between this city sad Juavrea
the eiirreepnadont are eomaetlvd
tuns their dispatches brief In ordsr
to give alt an oppbrt unity.
civil (.oairraaaaml Organised.
"""Or " ttsssD iffru igg uta I'll)
villa has crittnlaed civil
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