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AN OUTBREAK IN MEXICO.

SEVERE FIGHTING.

PRffeSTS IN TROUBLE AN EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR.M (FER PSfSS ABSCCIITIOK.) '^& MKXtco Deoember 30. Jk • Instigated by the priests, though for V what cause is at present unkaown^ the M populace of this city rose against .the J Government, and on Thursday aa it&rjH mense mob aided by the garrison ofM three barracks attacked the palace of™ the President, General Porfiria Diaz. A bloody conflict ensued m which th« Government forces were eventually victorious though three Generals were killed. Two thousand of the insurgents were captured, and 72 of the priests, who were encouraging the assailants were killed. Two hundred more priests have since been arrested and ordered to be shot. Among those ordered for execution is an Archbishop. Londoic, Dcoamber 3L It is now stated that the account of the riot and massacre at Mexico previously cabled is a hoax. It originated through a paper m the City of Mexico publishing a detailed account of m the revolution as the possible result i£ M the anti-clerical policy of the Govern—" ment were persisted m. Correspondents of European journals accepted th« story as a fact, and wired it without taking the precaution of ascertaining whether it was authentic. r

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AN OUTBREAK IN MEXICO., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2026, 2 January 1889

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AN OUTBREAK IN MEXICO. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2026, 2 January 1889

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