Fighting in real earnest between Federals and rebels was reported from Mexico during the past week.

Federal troops captured Esperanza station on the Vera Cruz Railroad and extended their operation to Orizaka and Talapa. Rebel losses exceeded 2,000 in killed, wounded and prisoners. All these places are in the vicinity of the port of Vera Cruz, the rebel stronghold, which was threatened and which the Federals expected soon to occupy.

The U. S. Government sent the cruiser Omaha and six destroyers to Vera Cruz as a precautionary measure in case American interests are threatened...

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