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THE WASHT3TGTOX TTIUES, MONDAY, DECE1MBER 29, 1913.
AND KILL 300
i Hundreds of Natives Starved to
Death and Villages Razed by
the Retreating Federals in
EL't'ASO, Tex, Dec. 29. Prelim
inary to abandoning the Torreon and
Mcnclova districts to the rebels, the
federals are disabling all coal mine3
at Sabine, Terrall, Falon, and Menor.
destroying the Tillages at the mines
'and poisoning the "wells, according
to reports brought here by refugees
The refugees among them several
Americans say the wells in Mon
clova Tvere poisoned when the fed
erals evacuated that town, and that
fully 300 persons died from drinking
the poisoned water. They declare
that not a village or hacienda in the
pjith 'of the retreating federal army
"fcjas spared, and only the property
of' Americans escaped the general
destruction. No American property
was molested, it is reported.
Hundreds Starved to Death.
Throughout the coa:-miaing district
ezst of Torreon, Henry Miller, a refu
se,, says, hundreds of natives starved
to death, scores have toeen slaughtered
without reason, and all homes and prop
erties laid in ruins.
All coal mines owned by Mexican cap
italists were set on fire, and still were
burning when the refugees left the
The refugees say that the rebels have
more than 5,000 troops near Torreon, and
they could take the city easily were they
to make a determined effort.
According to the refugees, the fed
erals plan to make the entire district
about Torreon desolate. They do not
intend to leave anything which tho
rebels can jise, ,and it was said byJ
Mexican who claimed to have come out
of Torreon that. the "Federals "h'a4
threatened 'to destroy that-city if" they
lound that they could not possibly
This fear is also felt by the rebel
leaders, and it is known that General
Herrera has so placed his army in the
outskirts of Torreon as to enable him
to move from all sides aa soon as the
first eidence of a campaign of destruc
tion in the city is found. Unless such
a. movement la made by- the federals,
however, it is said that Herrera will
await the coming of Gen. Pancho Villa.
Forming a Foreign Legion.
A foreign legion, to be composed
largely of American soldiers of fortune,
is being recruited along the border for
the revolt which is being raised In the
i.ame of Etnlllo Yasquez Gomez, but
without his consent. Gomez, who is In
San Antonio, Tex, repudiates ihe
movement! He says that he has not
een consulted about It, and that he
Jces not intend to become associated
uith it, but the men who aro starting
the revolt have continued their work.
It Is declared that several American's
have already enlisted In the new revo
lution, and that all will be under the
command of a German artilleryman
ho formerly was with Villa. Capt.
Kmil I. Holmdahl. Much secrecy has
oeen observed by the men promoting
the movement on this side, but It is
t-aid that arrangement have been made
'or tho necessary arms and ammuni
tion, and that a large following in
Mexico awaits the starting of the revo-
RABBI ABRAM SIMON.
RABBI ION LAUDS
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INQUIRY ON ACCIDENT CAPITOLCALENDARS
WILSON'S PLANS FOR
AR ILL CROWDED
Rigid Investigation Begun at In
stigator) of Siddons to
Many Important Measures Will
Demand Attention Soon
After Return From Holidays.
A rigid inquiry into the circumstances I When Congress reconvenes after the
surrounding the trapping of Ave llremcn holidajs it will have before it a long
in the American Five and Ten-Cent program of Important measures to bo
Store building, while the structure was considered.
aflame last "Wednesday morning wasi Months of work will Ho ahead of it.
Started by District officials today. and many members see visions of being:
Commissioner BIddons, under whose tied up in Washington alt summer.
Jurisdiction are both the police and fire However, the fact tho Administration
departments, has ordered the inquiry to and the Democratic leaders in Congress
determine "why the five men nearly have virtually decided not to enact radl
tvent to their death In the furnace with, cal anti-trust legislation may havo a.
out anybody apparently knowing they , tendency to make the session less
"I want to know why o one. knew
these men were In the burnlnr building
for more than an hour and a half." I nl1..tnn
Dr. Grayson Ships Portfolios of
Letters to Washington and
lengthy than expected. Pressure to'end
the session In June will be great.
Apart from consideration of ihe trust
there are numerous nutters
moment cither on the calendar of
PASS CHRISTIAN", Miss., Dec.
President Wilson's plans for work this
week were unceremoniously interfered
with today. His physician. Dr. Cary T.
Grayson, ordered two great leather
portfolios filled with Important letters.
to b shipped to Washlmrton to be
wrestled with by Secretary Tumulty.
The doctor was insistent that the
President was Interfering with complete
recovery by personally disposing of
his correspondence. He Insisted that
there must be a few days at least of
complete and uninterrupted rest and
was ably backed up by Mrs. Wilson.
Because of yesterday's heavy rain and
lowering skies which prevailed today
and a report on the matter by Fire House or Senate or under consideration; the Executive spent much of the tune
Department oinciais. "was it an ac
cident or was It the result of culpabill
Ity on the part of some one? That's
what I want to know."
Pastor of Hebrew Congrega
tion. Urges Use of Plays
Rabbi Abram Simon, of the Wash
ington Hebrew Congregation, came out
as t strong advocate of tho Montessorl
idea of education as applied to religious
teaching in a speech before th'e Jewish
Chautauqua Society at Philadelphia on
Sunday. He also urged the use of plays
to instruct the young.
"Plays written with a pedagogical
purpose." said Dr. Simon, "would be
more effective In portraying such char
acters as Moses and Abraham than the
best of lectures. The child in tho Sab
bath school is not sufficiently active.
If that condition Is a bad one in the
public pchools, it is equally bad In re
Prof. Kugene Lehman, of Tale, de
clared morality cou'd not be taught
without religious ideas. Iieonard G.
Robinson, general manager for tho Jew
ish Agricultural and Industrial Aid So
ciety, of New York, cited statistics to
show that although there are only 5.000
Juwish farmers in America, they possess
real estate and personal property valued
iX'ampe Marries Wicks
CHATHAM' CENTER, N. T... Dec .
Miss Mllllcent Luella Wicks, daughter
of the Rev. Theron H. Wicks, a re
tired Methodist clergyman, was mai
rled here to Virgil Davenport Lampe,
of Rochester, N. Y., at her home, by
the Rev. D. B. Benedict of the Meth-odlsrChapeL
( Veather REPORT"
The forecast for the District of Co
lumbia Cloudy, with rain or snow lato
tonlght.or Tuesday; slightly warmer to
night. For Maryland, Delaware, and New
Jersey Cloudy, with rain or snow to
night or Tuesday; slightly warmer to
night; moderate east winds.
For Virginia Rain on the coast; rain
or snow In the interior tonight or Tues
day; slightly warmer In north portion
tonight; modeate ndrtheast winds.
For Pennsylvania Cloudy tonight;
warmer In north portion tonight; Tues
day probably snow; moderate variable
The temperature today as registered
at the 1'nlted States Weather Bureau
U. S. BUREAU.
$ a. m Z
3 a. m 29
10 a. m 31
11 a. m 31
12 noon Z6
1 p. m 35
2 p. m 38
8 a. m
9 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m.
12 noon 49
1 p. m 49
2 p. tn 49
Say Rebels Are Using
U. S. Army Ammunition
MEXICO CITY, Deo. 3. That the
Mexican rebels aie using vast quan-1
ties of United States army ammunl
ion was the allegation made today by I
he -na,- cfflce. Officials of that de-J
part m en t asserted thaf federal com-1
manders from every quarter are report-1
"ig the use by rebels of American army '
atidges. The commanacr? say mat en
he Held of every battle foiight with the
1,-bels they have found large numbers
of empty cartridge shells of the make
scd by the United States army.
For this alleged ,reason there 1b said
to be a pronounced anti-American f eel-
ig among the federal officers and sol-
High tide 9:24 a. m. and 9:38 p. m.
Low tide 2:32 a. m. and ZMO p. en.
Sun rises 7:15 I Sun sets
Win Tko Testimony.
Deputy Chief Sullivan presented his
report today, following that of Chief
Wagner. Taking of testimony will begin
as soon as the Injured men can be
questioned. PrivaU Frank Hcllmuth,
the more seriously hurt of these men.
It is said, will be able to answer the
questions put to him by the investiga
It will probably rest on his testimony
as to whether !the near-tragedy was the
result of accident or wrons doinff.
Hellmutb was In' charge of Engine
Company No. 6, with which all the men
hurt in the fire are connected.
The entire Fire Department today Is
speculating as to who Rave the orders
sending Hellmuth and his companv Into
the burning uuuaing, iuia it una uraw
tlifth.-r a deDUtv battalion chief or
finino one else, after giving tho ordrrs,
forxot that the men were in the struc
Prite Hellmuth avers that he was
ordered Into the building with his men.
He refuses to discuss the matter fur
ther. "When the proper time comes. I will
tell who gave me m yorders," said Hell
Officers Off Duty.
Hellmuth was in charge of Engine
Company No. 6 because both officers
out ranking him were off duty. Lieu
tenant Newton was 111 on the day of the
gre and Capt. William F. Lanahan was
off duty for the day. when he heard the
third alarm and then, according to the
orders calling ail firemen off duty o
answer to the third alarm, he made his
way to the conflagration.
It was not until the arrival of the cap
tain at the fire. It Is said, that the dis
covery that Hellmuth and his four com
panions were trapped In the burning
building was made. Three floors of the
blazing structure had fallen In upon tho
place wher ethe company's hose entered
My God! My men are hurled in
there.'1 Lanahan Is said to have ex
claimed to Chief Wagner.
- ""Start 9earing-ebris. '
Not until jthen' did the work of clear
ing away the debris to rescue tho en
tombed men start.
That the firemen eventually escaped
with their -lives Is considered little
short of a. miracle by those who wero
on tho escene when they were finally
taken oiit of the building. Heavy
girders and tVnbers hd pinioned
them. Quantities of plaster had fallen
and cut off every avenue about them
In such a manner that they found it
hard to breathe.
None of the firemen Involved will
talk about the matter, declaring that
thev think It advisable to remain reti
cent regarding the incident until the
matter blows over.
Aged Woman Burns
To Death at Home
NEWARK, N. J.. Dec. 19. Too feeble
to escape, Mrs. Mary Farrrll, seventy
vini nld. was fatallv burned in her
rooms, on the third 'floor of 20 Mul-j
berry street, last night. Every phred of
clothing had been burned from her body
when rescuers arrived in response to
her cries. She dlfd In the ambulance.
It Is thought the Are started from a
candle Mrs. Farrell used for illumina
tion, as she had never accustomed her
self to the more modern methods of
To Cure a Cold In Oie Day
Tal- LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE TablU
Drucriio- rf und mony If It fl'J to cure. K.
W. cr.OVE'S stenatur ! on ch bx JSc.
The Alaska railroad bill Is on the
calendar In both houses, and will be
threshed out as soon as Congress re
convenes. It raises tho great question
of public ownership of railroads and
other utilities, and so possesses an Im
portance not measured by the bound
aries of Alaska.
Consideration of this bill, of the bill
for appointment of a commission on
vocational education, and of tho District
of Columbia appropriation bill will be
the first thing before the House except
as new matters may be sprung on It.
Some after the Senate gets through the
Alaska railroad bill, efforts will he made
to force a vote on tho woman suffrage
measure, the proposed amendment to
the Constitution granting equal suf
frage. The Owen bill for a legislative
reference bureau will also be brought
In both house?. It Is expected there
wm De insistence on passage of a bank
guarantee l.w. In view of promises
made by tho Democratic leaders while
tne currency doofitc was on.
One of the mo.st important measures
unich the House has before it is the
La P'ollctto seamen's bill, already pass
ed by the Senate, and opposed Btrongly
by powerful shipping Interests.
For Public Health.
The House has on the calendar for
consideration oy Committee of tho
Whole, such ollls as the Adamson bill
to broaden t'ie Public Health Service;
the Clapp campaign contributions bill;
tho anti-convict labor bill, and tho Bur
nett immigration bill.
The opponents of free tolls through
the Panama Canal are renewing their
o;TortK and the Adamson resolution to
suspend free tolls for two years will be
pressed In the House. A hard fight at
each end of the Capitol Is expected over
Government ownership or telephones
and telegraphs will not get into law this
session, but will come In for much dis
cussion. Labor legislation of a far
rearhlng nature If sought, especUUy
The appropriatliintmeasurcs-alone will
take much thno and wllHcarry- in them
selves proposed legislation which will
cause ample debate. Because of the
tiir.o required, to spend about a billion
collars, or authorize its expenditure.
numerous important pieces of proposed
leg Fiction win una. at tno end or the
session, that they have been slde-track-e.l.
The much touted fine weather looked'
for is chiefly noticeable by its absence.
There has been only one day since the
party arrived when conditions showed
an Improvement on those prevailing at
In addition, the promises of the people
that tho desire for privacy should be
observed has not been adhered to, and
there was a possibility today that. If
there was not a distinct improvement
in the Immediate future, a change of
base either to a Texas or a Florida
point might be seriously considered.
While eggs are eggs almost every
where in the United States, tho Presi
dent and his family do not havethe hen , other means has failed,
fruit nroblem to tronble thorn Kuril' pnar iu emu t.
pion growers' plot to the Presidential
larder by express and parcel pout.
There wad received In Pass Chris
tian today a collection 'of more than
fifty landscapes and marines painted
by Prof. William Woodward, head
master of the jiH department of Tu
lanc University. Trof. Woodward
wants ah expression of opinion of hlr.
wbrk from ifrs. Wilson, who Is herself
a landscape artist of considerable
Jlrs. Wilson will view the collection
Teachers in Convention.
ATLANTIC C1TT. N., J.. Dec, 29. The
convcirtlon of the New Jersey'Tcachers
Association and the Phi Gamma Delta
Fraternity, representing the public
schools of this State and colleges of tho
country, began' sessions today.
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Just trade atour store one week, count up whaUyou have
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Do not endure
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one day longer!
comes with first
application of Pos
lam, the perfect
is soothed and
sleep" may be en
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eradication of tho
The process of
healing- Is rapid
noted dally. '-
Many of the
worst cases of ec-
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itch, scaly scalp, piles, etc.. yield, rapid
ly to vosiam alter treatment by ail
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Every can filled with redrripe tomatoes, and, the price
well-it's a wonderful bargain. THIS SALE FOR ONE
day a pasteboard container from the
.State agricultural experiment college'
Is delivered by the mall carrier.
Inside are three dozen eggs laid the
day before. Garden truck of every char
acter al.o finds Its way from the cham-
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toe scaip: onngs neaitn to hair.
All druggists sell Foslam (price. SO
cents) and Foslam Soap (price. 25 cents).
For free samples, write to the Emer
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I GREAT CLEARANCE I
I. SALE OF FURS f
Lr ' Prices Cut To r
I 50c on the DOLLAR !
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The greatest value-giving event of .the year in r
t furs. We sell only the most dependable quality and.?
t guarantee tnem ansoiuteiy.
-j-Kea ty)x bets;2siuiyniuft and scarf.
Sardines , umij " cm, 3 Cans, 25c
PECANS, lb. . 10c 1 PmNUTS,lblfc I
Marmalade tlTrf 2 Jars, 25c j
Norway MackerelEach, 5c i
Peaches, llT. 6c j Electro Silicon, . 8c 1
Pacific Toilet Paper 7 Rods, 25c
Blaache Braad, eaa
Sliced Peaches, No. 1 can
Best Elgin, ! J
Per pound w
Sugar, lb. ..4c
S20 to 25 values.
Silver Wolf and Silver Fox Sets.
Regular' S50 values
Black Fox Sets, large scarf and
muff. 50 to $55 values. . .
RENO, New, Dec. 29. The divorce
gTanted here last spring to Morton 1Li4
Rideout. upon his testimony of startling 7
cruelty upon the part of his -nife, Bessie X
C Rideout. now In Bangor, Me., has just ' J.
hn sot aside by Judire liar wood. The !
wife alleges fraud anr asks for an op
portunity to oppose the husband's ac
Rideout Is a nyoroeiecinc engineer and
Large Separate Muffs in Black Fox
or Wolf, $22.50 values
$10.95 & $15
$25 & $29.50
Fur Coats at Corresponding Reductions
First quality Pony Skin Coats. tjr Q V)C
Regular $50 values JJ u JjJ
Finest quality Hudson Seal Coats.
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PRICE OF COFFEE
i Mil sell our popular brands, of Coffee at jl 4
tney have ever been offered tarthe public 4
lower price thant
before. Our object, primarily, in offering these concessions
is to make new Coffee customers, because we know after a
trial purchase We will retain you as permanent customers..
Remember these exceptionally low prices are for one week
only. Nextweek the regular prices will prevail.
Battle for Ojinaga
Expected in 24 Hours
M l'ASO, Tex, Dec. 3 -V battle
between federals and rebels for the
jioEsessIon of OJlnasa. is expected to
besin -.vitliin twenty-four hours. Con
stttutlonalistas arc today concentrat-
K from every direction about the
act Huertista stronghold in northern
The rebels captured La Mula Pass
Saturday night, after a sharp en?agc
m'ent and it Is believed tho main body
of General Ortega's rebels Is already
through. La Mula was regarded as
the key to the situation and its cap
ture is believed to have cut off the
last federal avenue of escape.
The federal garrison at II u la to on
the Rio Grande, twenty-eight miles
outhwest of Ojinaga, retreated Into
Ojinaga Sunday night and reported
the approach of a. large body of reb
els. These are believed to be a." part
of the command of Sebastian Carran
ra, brother of Governor Carranza, who
was reported coming from Coabulla
with 2.000 men.
Ortega, hag 3,000 making the com
bined rebel force larger than the fed
eral body besides being better equip
ped -and armed.
. The federals are said to be desert
ing by scores, notwithstanding orders
by their officers to kill any who at
tempt to -flee to the American -side.
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