MEXICO: Pepper Pyre

The so-called battle of Mazatlan last week turned out to have been hardly more than whoopee, though at one time 1,200 were erroneously described as dead. Some day however the pepper battle of Cocula ought to be famous. The town itself is unimportant, but there is a church, and last week there was a machine gun in the belfry—a federal gun. "Sangre de Dios!" cried the captain of a band of Insurrectos which had surprised this little federal outpost, "Blood of Christ, bring me chili, bring me peppers!" Armfuls and armfuls of...

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