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HOUSTON TUX AG DATUBDAY. APBIL 25. 1914.
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MONTEREY IN' HANDS
OF GENERAL GONZALES
Qty Reported Captured After Six Days Fierce
MANY FEDERALS KILLED IN TRENCHES;
LARGE STORES OF AAAUNITION LOST
Gonzales Reported That Eoemy Wis Fleeing to the South
and Sufficient Force Was Beiog Sent to Check
Advance of Federals From Nuevo Laredo.
(NnuMi Pott Stnial.)
MATS.MOROS Mexico April S4-Aftr
a flare battle at Monterey that continued
through all day! General Pablo Qonaalea
the conatltutlonallat commander In the
northoaet announce victory In a ms.
sage received by General Jeaua Carranxa
In Ma tamo rot thla afternoon.
Many federate were killed In the In-
trenehment In Monterey and great
amount of ammunition were taken by
Monterey hat boon In the hande of Gen-
eral Qonialee alnc. early thla morning
the federal fleeing eouthward In the di-
rection of altlllo cloeely pureued by the
Troop are being aont northward from
Monterey to check the eouthward march
of the federal from New Laredo.
Oeneral Oonsalaa la hi message to
QeneraJ Carransa. eajas:
"I nave the honor to Inform you that
after hard fought battle In Saline Vic-
toria. Cadarayta. and other towna waera
the federal fore wore badly defeated
we oonoamtrated against the olty of Mon-
terey. On victory followed cloeely on
the heela of another.
"In a fierce el day aaeault against
Monterey we captured one federal en-
trenchment after another killing many
of the enemy and finding great amounta
of war munition and provision. Monte-
rey haa been In our power since thla
"The enemy la fleeing southward to-
ward Saltlllo closely pursued by our
forcea. In this moment I am sending
a sufficient number of troop north-
ward to check the advance or the fed-
erals coming from Nuevo Laredo.
"Officers and men behaved gallantly
the rank Rnd file Nva fall of enthusi-
asm. Details to follow.'.'
This was the second assault against
Monterey the largest city In North
Mexico and one of the most beautiful.
General Gonial ea was In command of
the attack made against Monterey last
A special train will leave Matamoro.
THE SUMMARY OF TODAY'S NEWS
(Asnciatii Prist Report.)
WASHING TON April 24. Rest Tnai a
West Tens sod Loutilina Generally
fair Saturday and Sunday. "
Forecast for Houston and rlcinlty Satarlay
Generally probably sbowere.
temperature extrrnea and preetpltatloa at
Heustoa for 24 hoar ending 7 p. m. Friday:
Maximum SO minimum 70.
Atmospheric pressure at Houatoa at 5 p. n.
Friday sea level reading. 90.
Baariae Saturday 4:44 a. m ; sunset 6:3 p. n.
Com pari tire temperature record at Houston
lor April ;
10 s. m
8 p. m
I p. to.
1914. 1913. 1912
71 70 90
79 57 74
7H M 77
79 M 7H
70 57 7U
Houston Calendar for Today.
Story hour at the Carnegie library at
10 a. m.
Third dsy's session of the National
Edltorisl association at the Rice hotel.
Majestic theater: Vaudeville matinee
Queen theater: Ksthlyn Williams In
"The Spellbound Multitude."
Prince thester: Drama of Creation In
pictures afternoon and night.
TBS 8AFBTT ef Asaerlcasa at Knaenada Cal
bss bean reported by relayed wtreleaa mes-
ssaes. ABOUT 3000 officers sod mes of the Klchth
brigade ar en route from Sea Francisco to
the Mexican border.
GK!RAL VIuA sent s personal menage to
uaerai imaa i. ociu u. e. a. aeciarlog the
SI BBQ DO IMU W MBT lOIHtJ.
VERA CRUZ haa almost returned normal Condi
tines alnce American neespatloa and the blue-
Jeeketa are la absolute control In a radtsa of
tra miles. T
TH FIFTH BR1GADK S400 strong sailed
from QslTeston to Vera Ous Is Just 20 hours
sfter orders to more had been received from
OBNBRAL OBRBOON. commanding rebel forrea
In Onaymaa dlatrict epsmed the preposltioa
of gsderal Oeneral TeUea to Join forces to
TUB FEDERALS st Nurse Laredo evacuated
the tows after setting fr to all the buildings
sod fired semes the titer at the American
tscops ss their trains left the town. The
Aasericsas returned the Hre.
glrRFJTART PRY AX wlrM Oeneral Carransa
advising him that he maintain s neutral posi-
floe in the affairs between United States sad
TUB VOIeVNTKKR ARMY BILL providing for
C ectng volunteer forces oa a war footing dor-
g tliM ef hostlUty has keen pessed by both
TAXPICO TO AID
TEE AMEBIC AlfS
(Haul to Pott Spinal.)
BROWNSVILLE Texas April
It. The following message which
Is self explanatory waa received In
Matamoro today by Oeneral Jeaua
Carransa from Oeneral Luis Cabal-
lero who Is In oommand of the con-
stitutionalist forces about Tamplco:
"It having came to my ear that
the federals In Tamplco were of-
fering further Insult to Americans
1 Immediately opened my attack at
4 o'clock thla morning. Have al-
ready captured the cemetery where
a strong federal fore resisted.
Expect triumph by night"
lAtsocUUi Pritt Rtprt.)
WASHINGTON April . Con-
stitutionalist renewed their at-
tack upon the Mexican federal gar-
riaon at Tamplco today. Thla waa
reported to the navy department
early thla morning by Rear Admiral
Mayo atTemploO - through Bear
Admiral Fletcher arVeraXru.
Saturday morning for Monterey to help
celebrate a victory to which the consti-
tutionalists have looked forward for
Monterey has been besieged by the
rebel for several weeks following elab-
orate preparation to completely Isolate
the city from all possible reinforcements.
It was declared by constitutionalist of-
ficers that they had shut Monterey off
from all communication with Saltlllo
where a strong federal force Is sta-
tioned from Tamplco and from Nuevo
Laredo and Piedras Negras. Five days
ago a determined assault on the city
began with desperate fighting for the
possession of the railroad station the
brewery which had been strongly for-
tified by the federals the penitentiary
and other large buildings.
No details of the fighting or the cas-
ualties yet have been received.
Monterey Is the capital of Nuevo Leon
and reputed the most beautiful city of
northern Mexico. It was the largest
stronghold remaining to the federals In
that part of the country.
houaea and la ready for the prealdenfa signa-
ture. PROCKKDISOrl bare beea emmnearer Is the
lotted Htstes supreme court to determine
whether or not the .National Hoard ess be eeat
to territory ouulde the Celled Statea without
nrat being mustered In.
OrnDAVlTS seeklns to fix the rnt of the
hllltni of Mary Pkatan. for which Im M.
Frank la seder sentence af death upon s negro
bars been Sled at Atlanta lia.
A TkUCR between the warring factions of strik-
en and mllttla In the Colorado mine dumict
haa beea arranged and President gipie of the
Southwestern CVI company with 20 of bla
roes were liberated fnm mine slops sfter
hsTinc been beateged alnce Wedneaday.
TflK FIRST RFFrr.l'PS. 34 In number to
reach the Colled States from Vera Cms were
laDded at Oalreaton.
OOVKBNOR COLQCITT declares he is resdy to
lead the Texan trpnpa on the border In person
if the occasion wtDuld require it.
COl.ONgl. FRANK B. HOLLAND editor of
Texna Farm and Ranch nailed for Vera Crus
with the fifth brigade aa war correspond Tit.
ATTORNEYS for four Texas cement companies
held a conference with the attorney general
In an endeavor to act tie the antitrust suits
brought agalnat the concerns by the State.
OOVF.RNOR rOLQCITT has ordered com n.
nlee of Infantrv. two troops of rsvslry. one
battcrr of artillery and one hospital corps of
the Texaa National (iuard to mobilise at
Brownsrille to guard the Mexican border.
TI1K HARRISHT'RD IIIOH tesm waa beaten by
the Thomas School girla In s strong game at
San Antonio by S2 to 10.
TEXAS I.EAGCK RESCI.TS: San Antenlo 4.
Houston 9. Beaumont 3. Galveston 4; Austin
2. Waco S; Dallaa 4. Fort Worth 0.
AMERICAN LEAGUE RBS1XTS: St. Louis a
Detroit 5 (12 innings): Philadelphia T New
York 0 (11 Innings; no others scheduled.
NATIONAL LEAGUE RESULTS: Philadelphia
8. New York 2: Brooklyn S Boaton 1; St.
1-oola 8. Pittaburg 1; Chicago 2. Cincinnati 1.
WIL1.K HOPPE. balk Use Millard champion ei-
tabllahed s new record when he made a ran
of 30.1 In hit match with George Sloeson in
SOUTHERN LEAGUE RESULTS: New Orlesns
4. Mobile 3; Montgomery 4. Birmingham 3;
Memphis 3. Naabtllle 0. Chattanooga 2 At-
lanta 2 (11 timings).
CATTLE ruled steady.
WHEAT market declined.
COFFER was mors entire.
COTTON PRICKS closed lower.
STOCKS were weak under foreign selling.
MARTIN L. OARTBR census bureau egent. 41s-
eassee lsws of Texas.
UNTTKD STATES court offlcUls asve returned
to Houston from Laredo.
COMMITTEE named to puah budget plsa cam-
ps Igs of chamber of commerce.
HOUSTON LIGHT GUARD and cavalry troop
d'PSrted Friday night r Brownsville.
CITT COUNCIL kss decided not to tske Into
Ueastoa Weodcrest and Military additions.
SPECIALIZED addrseass were features ef the
eased daps session eC the National Bdltodal
Gov. Colquitt Ordered Mo-
bilization of Troops (or
CAVALRY SQUADRON TO
BE ORGANIZED AT ONCE
Captain XcNeal to Enlist Men to
Supplement 13 Infantry Compan-
ies Artillery and Cavalry Troops
m - (Hutef JcaJ.J
It AUSTIN Texas April 84. Thirteen
Usmpanle ef Infantry two troop of CSV-
JOlry one battery ef artillery and en ho
iiltal eorp detachment waa ordered to
jBrowntvtll today by Qovemor Colquitt
Ifn I nm.H I t mOhl I llS tiOK. The total
number of national guardamen pressed
Into service I In the neighborhood ef 1200
MelAM anrf iwen.
nrollowlng telegrama from prominent
merchants and buslnsss men ef Browns-
ville te the effect that Oeneral aomalsa.
who haa been fighting around Monterey
waa returning north with largo force to
attack Brownsville Governor Colquitt
today wired the secretary of war asking
for fsdsral troop to be sent t the border
for protection. The anawer returned ad-
vlaed that euch troop wars being sent
to Teaee far uee along th. border t quell
the fear of th people and protect them
I. ease ef emergency. Their distribution
however waa la the band f Oaneral
Bliss and It waa probabla cwerdlng to
th telegram that seme would be ssnt to
Hutching on the Job.
masmuch as the lack of deflnlteneas
left the possibility for an attack at
Brownsville open. Governor Colquitt be-
lieved It most advisable to call out th.
Texaa National guardsmen and after a
conference during the morning the com-
panies to be mobilised were chosen and
advised by wlr. of the call. Adjutant
General Henry Hutching haa been art-easing
for transportation for several
days anticipating Juat such a move.
The guardsmen will mobilise at
Brownsville and when troubled situation
la quieted. It la most likely that several
detachments of the guard will be sent to
border towna and through the border
country. Governor Colquitt Is not ready
at this time to apeak further of the con-
templated movement of the men or call-
ing out the remainder of the guard.
Letters and telegrama continue to ar-
rive outlining a dangerous state of af-
fairs In many border towna and border
regions. The withdrawing of practically
all the troops at Fort Sam Houston to El
Paso for mobilisation at that point haa
seemed to sap the confidence of many of
the border localities.
Sierra Blanca Appeal.
In a telegram signed "Sixty Cltitens."
appeal waa made today to the governor
that State miUtla or ranger be sent to
Sierra Blanca The telegram stated that
"United State troop have been with-
drawn from here leaving us unprotected
with a Mexican population In the majori-
(Continued on Page Two.)
YYHO GO TO BROWNSVILLE
Governor Colquitt Designated Com'
panies to Be Mobilized at Browns'
ville for Guard Duty.
(Asjociottd Prist Ftptrt.)
AUSTIN. Texaa. April ii. The follow-
ing companies of the Texaa National
Guard wereirdered mobilised at Browna-
vllle by Governor Colquitt at noon today:
Company G. fourth Infantry Dallaa
Captain Louis S. Davidson.
Company G third Infantry Galveston.
Captain August BoushalL
Company M. third Infantry Beaumont.
Captain W. O. Breedlove.
Company C fourth infantry Sherman.
Captain John f Wakefield.
Company K. second Infantry Waco.
Captain I: A. Weathered.
Company K third Infantry Orange
Captain b. H. White.
Compnny F fourth Infantry Crowell.
Captain C. A. Adams.
Coiopany A. fourth Infantry Fort
Worth Captain L G. White.
Cotnrwny B fourth infantry. Fort
Worth. Captain J. W. Page.
Company D. fourth Infantry Fort
Worth Captain Lloyd E. Hill.
Company A. third Infantry. Houaton
Captain Dallas J. Matthews.
Company K third Infantry Austin
Captalt. K. G. Hutchlngs.
Companv L. third Infantry Brownsville
Captai George J. Head.
Troop A. Houston Captain J. K. Ed-
mondaon. Troop C Austin Captain L. H.
Medloal corp. detachment. Fort Worth
Captain J- J- O Kellly.
Battery A flrat field artillery Dallaa.
Captain F. A. Logan.
The troop ordered out are 19 com-
panies of Infant! y two troops of cavalry
one medical corps detachment and one
battery Of field artillery. All have been
ordered to Brownsville for Immediate
TWELVE AraiCMS PflloHEio OF
L1E1U SOLDIERS; FOUR ARE SAID TO
BE THREATENED WITH EXECUTION
Four Takon From Train En Route Vera Cruz and Eight Others Ar-
reoted Elsewhere Huerta Took Others From O'Shaughneosy
Tralh for Their "Own Protection" English Engineer of lYloxU
can National Said to Be Under Arrest at Orizaba.
Americans Were Removed From
O'Shaughnessy's Train by Huerta
(AsfcitUd Prist Riptrt.)
VERA CftUZ April 34. Only a fw Amsricsn refugee arrived here on th
train that brought Nelson O'Shaughneeey th American chare d'affaires.
Several wt had boarded th. train were removed by th authorities in Mexico
City and hold In the capital for thalr own "protection"
WASHINGTON April 24. Nelson O'Shaughneeey American chsrgs at
Msxlco City hi family and taff Consul General Shanklln and his staff
arrived In Vara Crux from the Mexican capital tonight.
Under data af : p. m. today Rear Admiral Fletcher it Vera Crui reported
to the navy department:
"Upon telegraphic request of Charge O'Shaoghneoey th train lft hsra at J
'clock conveying Captain Hui Uautanant Fletchsr and Ensign P. Todd to
meat him. It alto carried th family f Oeneral Maaa and about tW Mexicans.
"At about flva mile out track wa tarn up for about three-quarters of a
trrita. On th. .ther l af th. brsaeh In the track wa a train from Mexico
City aonvaylna th charge d'gffalr. and
"Mr. O'Shaughneeey ehlld and maid Captain Bumsloe Llautantnt Rowan
Mrs and Mr. arter Mr. M.Kenna Cenaul Oeneral Shanklln and staff.
"Th train waa In charge of Chief of Staff General Corona twa aldaa and
an escort ef about 60 odd troops.
"The tranafer af peeeefigere was effected with aom. formalities. Greeting
exchanged between the ehlef of staff. Both (Id carried flag of true.
"Rumor haa reached Mexico City that no Mexican were allowed to leave
Vera Crux and It wa reported In consequence that Huerts would not allow any
mere American to leave Mexico City. Mexlcana In Vera Crux have been
allowed to leave at will but none have been able to go out on trains. Captain
Hux waa directed S emphasis on thla fact and to express a strong dr
to aend dally tralna t. convey Mexloane from Vera Crux to meet trains bringing
foreigners from Mastic. City. General Corona promised to bring It to th
attention of Huerta.
Federals Hold English Engi-
neers !q Jail.
American Dispatcher Driven From
Office and Mexicans Are Trying
to Bun National Bail-
iAisociatii Pntt Rrfert.)
WASHINGTON April 14. English en-
gineers of the Mexican National railway
have been arrested by Mexican federal
authorities and placed In jadl at Orl-
isba according to a dispatch to th.
navy department dated Vera Crus at
1 24 p. m. today. The chief dispatcher
an American was arrested but later re-
leased. At last reports the message said. th.
engineers had not been released. No
mimes were given and th. number of
the englneere is not knon. The rea-
sou for their arreet was not given. The
news was announced In the following
statement Issued by the navy depart-
ment at 12:S0 o'clock tonight:
"The department la In receipt of a
dltpatch from Vera Cms at- J:25 p. m.
yesterday stating that from an authen-
tic source Information had been ob-
tained that all Kngllah locomotive en-
gineers of Mexican railways were ar-
rested hy federal authorities and placed
In jail at Orlxala.
"The latest advices are that they have
not been released The American chief
dispatcher at Orlinba also was arrested
but later released with th. admonition
not to approach the station. All loco-
motives were pined In the hands of
Mexicans who It Is believed can not
handle the iIhss of motive power oper-
ated on the mountain.
"General Navarrette came as far as
Cameron 64 kilometree from Vera Crus
with one coachload of men and a box
car loaded with machine guns and nec-
essary explosives for blowing up bridges
on the Mexican railway. An unruly molt
made energetic efforta to burn railway
equipment of the sams railroad In Mex--Ico
City hut were prevented by federal
soldiers. This rsllroad Is mobilising all
equipment possible at Aplsaco 116 kilo-
metres from Vera Crux under Instruc-
tions from the federal government.
"The Tehuantepec railway waa cut
and operations Kiispended on the 21 nt
and I2d. Officials' of the railway prom-
ised they might renew service on the
;Sd. This is unlikely."
COL HOLLAND TO TEE FRONT.
Editor of Farm and Banch Sailed
With Fifth Brigade.
(Houston Pott SSfrisi.)
GALVESTON Texas April St. Among
the correspondentM sailing from hare to-
day with the fifth brigade for Vera Crua
waa Colonel Frank P. Holland of Dallaa.
editor of the Farm and Ran&b.
other a follow:
Exchange of Shots at Nuevo
Laredo Not Significant.
Enough Troops at Laredo to Prevent
Alarm but International Bridge
Will Not Be Seized at
(Astociatti Prist Riport.)
WASHINGTON April 24. With the
ninth regiment of Infantry three troops
I K and V of the fourteenth cavalry
bjUtery A of the third field artillery at
Laredo war department officials said
there waa no reason for alarm because
th. town bad been fired upon by Mexican
As far as la known here the Mexican
federal garrison at Nuevo Laredo com-
prised about 1500 men. with 3000 other
federals scattered between tho border
city and Monterey. There are about 3000
federal soldiers st Guerrero Mexico be-
low Nuevo Laredo on the Rio Grande.
"We are not prepared to Invade Mexico
under present conditions." This was
Secretary Garrison's explanation of the
war department's refusal to authorize
General Bliss to selxe the international
bridges at Laredo Kl Paso and other
points on the Rio Grande.
Invasion Would B. Act of War.
In tne secretary's opinion such an In-
vasion of Mexico would be an act of war
though thla view waa strictly llmjted by
the phrase "under present conditions."
An old decision of the law officers of
the war department holds that such ex-
change of shotn as those at Laredo today
are not acts of war. There have been a
number of such exchanges across the Klo
Grande beginning as far back as the Ma-
dero revolution which did not disturb the
theoretically peaceful relations of the two
countries. The danger In the present
situation lies In the posalblllty that It
might become necessary for the American
troops to cross the river to drfve oft the
annoying federal sharpshooters which
might result In the creation at Nuevo
Laredo of just such a situation as exists
at Vera Crux.
Will Not Selxe Bridge.
For the present however the American
troops will make no effort to aeixe the
International bridges even though as la
commonly understood several of them
are of American ownership. Th. troop
probably will content themselves with
training artillery' on the Mexican ends of
(.Continued on Page Two.)
(Atsociatwi Prut Riport)
VERA CRUZ April 24. Twelve American prisoners of Mexican!
soldiers are being held here at Cordoba or Orizaba on the Mexican
railway between here and the capital four of whom at least are
threatened with execution according to authentic information re-
ceived here today.
Four of the men were taken from a train on the Vera Cruz Isth
mus line at Tierra Blanca and at Motzolongo station three other
Americans and an Englishman were seized.
Those captured at Tierra Blanca are V. A. Mangan superin-
tendent of'the railroad; Engineer Elliott and Conductors Riley and -Hart.
At Motzolongo Edward Wuench his son Sydney ; A. M. Thomas
and Mr. Boyd an Englishman were arrested by the federals.
Five More Americans Taken.
The names of five more Americans arrested by Major Panucio
Martinez and added to those whom he previously had taken ta Cor- ; -dobl
retched here tonight These men were taken a few miles out of
Vera Cruz from a train. The news of their capture was brought to
Vera Cruz by a newsboy. Major Martinez took them to Tierra Blanca
and then to Cordoba.
The men are: V. B. Wofford of Georgia F. W. Lehmer of
Omaha W. A. Bedford of Michigan V. C. Disbrow of New York
and James Blicher of Buffalo. All these men are interested in agri-
culture in the section in which they were arrested. -
The belief that the federals intended to execute at least four of
the prisoners was gained from the conversation of soldiers who cap-
tured them overheard by passengers on the train. The prisoners
were taken to Cordoba and it is believed were later transferred to "
Eighteen Americans at Teirra Blanca.
Eighteen Americans are still in Tierra Blanca among them J.
O. Cook chief engineer of the Isthmus railroad; J. O. Schneider J.
D. Longston C. D. Harrison and wife and children and Mr. and Mrs.
An indirect report received today from Mexico City said a moh
attempted to burn the terminal of the Mexican railway but was
prevented by President Huerta's troops.
The Mexican's are confiscating all locomotives and rolling stoclc
of the Mexican railway and concentrating them at Apizaco an hour's
run south of the capital. All engineers of that line have been held
and sent to Orizaba.
The refugee train which arrived here last night brought 150
Americans 100 Germans 300 Spaniards and 50 Englishmen. The
Americns said they did not know whether they would be allowed to
go aboard the train at Mexico City or not until nearly time for the
train to leave when no attention was paid to the nationality of those
Police court affairs In Vera Crus were
administered today by a naval lieuten-
ant ho heard the esses of Mexicans
picked up hy the patrols or arrested
during the recent fighting. He proved
to be a lenient magistrate much to the
surprise of the Mexicans many of whom
believed the "gringos" would order their
Thomss B. Hohler British charge d'af-
faires who had charge of the train that
brought the refugees from the capital
FEDERALS BURNED NEW LAREDO;
FIRED ON THE U. S. TROOPERS
(Attociotid Pritt Report.)
LAREDO T.xaa April 24. With near- j
ly every section of th. town destroyed i
by dames th. town entirely deserted by '
both soldiers and residents Nuevo La-
redo this afternoon preaented an aspect
of war In grim earnest. Before leaving
the federal troops carefully prepared for
a general conflagration the fires which
were lighted at th. moment of departure
assuming giant -proportions within less
tban five minutes. Many of the houses
are of (tone or adobe construction and
under ordinary circumstances would not
readily burn but kerosene and other
combustlblea had been evidently used
causing every house to burn rapidly. The
tower on which machine guns had been
used during the recent battle in January
flared up like a torch when i..e match
waa applied at the foot.
Fired on United States Troops.
The flrst signal which drew the attention
of the people of Laredo to the city across
th. river waa th sound of riHa fir. aa
here last night. Intended to return to th.
The British cruiser Hermlone which
has been removing Americans from
Tamnlco reports that only a few are now
Vera Crui Weil Protected.
Outpost were pushed farther out In a
southerly direction to the water supptv
station at Tejar and marines and sailora
were dispatched there on a train to ob-
a a . ...
the train was pulling out The Mexlcana
fired at the American soldiers at Fort Mc-
intosh and the firr was briskly returned
the train meanwhile rapidly moving away.
At the' same moment smoke was seen
issuing from some of the buildings around
the Central plaza and within a few mo-
ments flames were seen issuing from sev- -eral
of them. The municipal building and
the American consulate are on opposite
sides of the plaza and they began burn-
ing simultaneously as diil also tho post- -.
office building next door to the consu-
A few moments later flames broke out
of the windows and roofs of several other
buildings and a dtcp explosion was heard
one of the houses being blown into atoms. -This
was the only explosion but the .
crowds that Immediately lined the river
bank hastily withdrew fearing other ex-
The troops with Fort Mclfitoah wer. v
Immediately ordered out ajnf the people
were driven back from the Aver bank oit
this side where tho Amesfcan soldier -went
Into action. '. '.N .
A machine gun platoon tm PSrt fc '
(ConUnued oo Pagwo.)ftJ
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