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JVlJ FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT. PKOGRE SSIVE NEWSPAPER.
Vf Jy-"""1 ' -Pfl" Fl C""- QGDENC1TY, UT At-j WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY26 1913
I MOVING OF TROOPS
TO BE CONTINUED
New System of Army Reorganization to Be Tested
Major General Carter to Put Troops and
Officers Through Paces and Prepare For
Time of War
TiVflNr COMPARCD WITH BALKANS
Military Experts Well Pleased With Mobilization
Secretary of War Stimson Very Proud of1
Record Made Up to This Point by Issue of
Single Order
I'M '
mM I Washington. F?h 2. with o-o"-2
I fpecl of armed opposition to the now
j' f 'provisional govern men t In .Mexico re-
Mduced to a few small threatening up
' 'rifings by followers of the 1?'- Preel
' dent Madero, i' If the opinion o' ad
Wfl ministration officios here thai
chances for the use of the military
arm to protect American interest
. have greatly diminished.
The concentration of troops at Gal.
I veston will continue, but admittedly
the purpose Is now principal!: to rest
Jfhe working of the nev s ?tern of
my reorganisation. Major General
Carter, comman-'er of the Second dl
I :tWod. will take advantage of the
Bionient to put the troops throush
,' ( their paces, thus affording the regi-
(mental and brigade commanders their
I -fust opportunity to direct the move
I .wonts of large bodies of men that
would fall to their command In time
I of war.
H the complete cP vision Is assem-
bteo in Galveston; at Texas City,
Jbout seven rol'es distant, nnd in the
camp just opened near Houston be
l fore the end of the present week, the
f military experts feel that they Will
have accomplished a creditable feat
t is said the movement, appears to
i Be very slow in comparison with the
remarkable mobilization of the allied j
-armies In the Balkans- But as a mat
ter of fact such distances as that
I from Fort D. A. Ruasell, Wyo.. and
'i r rVd Suelling to Oalveston. would
have greatly taxed the resources of'
tho bent European quartermaster de
partment. On the whole, Secretary Stimson
feel? verr proud of the record made
! no to this point, when, by the Issue
tf a single order to Major GeneraJ
rOrHer tJbe entire division was ser In j
g motion, whereas, under the old plan
Ihe ad)ntant general's department i
m I vras obliged to send hundreds of tle.
it ; grams to as many individual com- j
II 'mandinr officers to begin the mobil-
. "tiatioc.
. .
TWENTY-SEVENTH
1 EN ROUTE TO TEXAS
Chicago. Feb. 26 The Twenty
2 F aoventh Infantry at last ia en route j
T to Galveston the first of four trainB j
2 leaving the posi at 1:15 this mora
H ing- The- last trjin left at 4 JO a. m..
o-tx squadron of the Fifteenth cavalrr
tVk remaining at the post to put alfEirs
I ,in ahape there for what tho men
II think mIII be a long absence and these
expect to get away about. Saturday.
rt, Major General "William FT. Carta?
iJ nho wfll command all the troop? sent
i 3nto Texas, left Chicago at 6:30 last
night, accompanied by his ; taf f
I SITUATION
J UNCHANGED
0
Huerta Appointing Mili-
tary Men as Governors
h? of Mexican States
Mexico City. Feb 26. No official
II eonflnn.il ion v. ao received today ol
II the reported (l.-dh of Emlllo Madero.
II brotlir of tht late ex-prosldent, Who
j I v. ; - .-.lid to mi..- Iicm tl Hhot dead near
1 Mimicrcy v Kile atl smptlng to Join the
rebela at Nuevo Laredo,
The tepresentativofl of the foreign
i po-.. . r , K'-i'.-c.'.i . . hav formally r.c
eepied the offlcln) vorion of the
H (if-dtiiH i.' presidoni Francisco M
f c .-ro . 1 1 1 i . . vice Preoldont Joae P '
Suarer. The government lnveatgr
tlon continued today
1 he situation hero has not changed
Reports from numerous districts to
day indicated that most o' the rbe1
k aiders are inclined to co-operate
with tho new administration.
Tho appoiutment of private nrm
men re governors of states Is taken
to mean thrt Huerta In'.eudB to rule
with a firm hand
Anxiety !s felt in government cir
c!ea as to the attitude of Tabasco,
j Cempeche and Yucatan, which have
I not yet formally declared their allog
! 'ance to the government It Is no v
thought thoso states will fall into lino.
A telegram of congratulation reached
Huerta from the governor of Tabai
today
Eufemio. u brother of Bmlllano Za
pata, has proclaimed himself govcr
Qor of Moreloa.
The state of Aguas Callentei ndmH
tedlj is In revolt, the rebels beins !od
by the governor. Alberto Fuentes
STAGE SET
FOR REVOLT
Huerta Government Of
ficially Proclaimed
Spurious by Governor
Eagle Pass, Tex., Feb. 26 The
stage la completely set today alone;
the border opposite this section of
Texas for a new Mexican revolt, that
of Governor V. Carrnnza of the B1 i
of Coahulla He has officially
claimed tho Huerta government s ,
lous " Many Mexicans are fleeing to
the American side for protection.
Colonel Oarransg with .100 voiun
Let Iw preparing to resist a detach
ment of federals supporting Huerta
said to be south of Piedrai? Negras.
Last night Colonel Carranza captured
25 federals several miles below ibr
city Today he sent a detachment
to Las Vateas, the Mexican town op
pocito Del Rio, Tex.
United StateB troop6 are prepaT
lng to protect Amoricans on the bor
der in caGO this latest revolt Lmper
llo them. Captain Blgler is here In
t Do Wha: o Have
I To Do Today
IE
Do not si
II for in . ,lu n. tho
f threat of lost opportunities, The
j I man wbo firm oald uilo io6l hia
I I life by railing to
. i in warning of n conspiracy against
I him.
Po what you hrvve to do !ouay;
f ' .... ur buying today, take adynn
p tage of the opportunities TUT.
I I STANDARD'S advertisers o3fer
you today. The enuse of the par-
ticulaj buying ppportunitici :ik-
offer you in their advertisements
f today r..;.y be aacomnion condl-
1 1 1 on . I) tin si oppor-
TEXAS TO BE
PROTECTED
Stimson Assures Texans
of Sufficient Troops
For Frontier
Washington, Feb. 2h Secretary
Stimson today assured Senators Cul
berson and Sheppard thai every pos
sible precaution would be taken to
protect tho Texas border against raidt
by rebels lrom Mexico
He informed Mr Culberson thai
one regiment of infantry and a bat
tery Lad boen removed from El Paso
to join tbe second division at Gal
veston so as to bo at the closest pos
sb! point to Vera Cru;. bii:. tired
him tLaf the troops would be n pi iced
at El Paso and that a sufficient force
would be kept there to protect the
frontier in that immediate vicinity
He promised an additional troop of
cavalry
tunitles to secure exceptional val
ues, high quality and romarkable
prices, you are not doing your duty
to yourdelf and your family
Your failure to spend a few min
utes each dav in the advantages
presented bj the STANDARD'S
advertisers hurts In the place
where If hurts most In these days
of high cost of living -the pocket
book
Make your motto "business to
day,'" not "business tomorrow,'
nad i he advertisements III Till,
STANDARD closely and eouatanfc
i ly today and every day.
-
charge of a squad of 30 federal cav
alrymen and a full troop of XTnlted
States cavalry lrom Fort Clark is due
hero this afternoon
Governor Carranza is reported to be
in the vicinity of Monctova, Mex He
wired today to President 'Lift and
President-elect Wilson the follow
ing: I "The Mexican nation condemns the
villainous coup d'etat Which deprived
her of her eonstitutlonul rulers who
were cowardly assassinated, but Is
aware that her Institutions are alive
and Is disposed to sustain them I
am certain that both the government
of your excellency as wHl as that of
your successor will not accept the
spurious government which Huerta Is
attempting to establish upon crime
and treason, but will proceed with
circumspection towards the social and
political Interests of our country."
TROUBLE AT
AGUA PRIETA
Huerta Orders Maderis
tas Disarmed F eder
als Seize Barracks
Douglas. Ariz., Feb 26. An attempt
to disarm former Madensla volun
teers at Vena Frieta early today re
sitted in a sharp skirmish in the
darkness before dawn. M06t of the
j volunteers escaped to this side, leav
inn their arms. Peace was restored
today.
About 100 of the former Madero in
surrectos escaped Into Arizona. None
are known to have been killed The
J order to disarm the men came di
rectly from tieneral Huerta, it is said
Th men were not offered an oppor
tunity to gie their arms peaceful,
lv, as at Juarez. The regular troops
i seized the volunteers' barracks. At
Froateras, below Agna Prleta, two
regulars and one volunteer soldier
were killed when a similar attempt
was made. The Maderistas escaped 1
The Maderistas at Fronteras were
under General Padlllo. secretary of
the state of Sonora, who is reported
to be organising forces to contest tho I
provisional presidency of Huerta
SINCERITY OF THE
GENERAL DOUBTED
Vera Cruz. Mex.. Feb. ?S Reports'
involving the sincerity of the expres- 1
.-.ions of loyalty made to the new ad
ministration by General Velasco, inil
I itary commander of Vera Cruz, were
sent to Provisional President Huerta
today.
The charges are expected to result
in an immediate change In tho mili
tary command here
It is anticipated that Colonel Jose
Diaz Ordaz, who was an adherent of i
Felix Diaz at the time of his first I
revolt here, will be named as suc
cessor to General Velasco. who will
be "transferred to a post In the inte- i
rlor
EMILIO MADERO'S
DEATH IS DENIED
Laredo, Tex.. Feb. 25. A telegram
received here late tonight from Mon
terey denies that Emilio Madero was
shot near that city aB reported in a
dispatch from Mexico City Every
thing is quipt in the vicinity of Men
terey, according to the dispatch
Mexico City, Feb. 25 Emilio Ma
dero, a brother of tho late ex-Presl-dent
Madero. has been shot and killed
north of Monterey, according to Infor
mation received here.
The nhooting took place between
Villadama and Bastamente
With an escort of 35 men Madero,
it ia said, was attempting to Join the
rebels holding Laredo when he was
overtaken by troops sent by General
Trevino. The reports do not Indicate
whether Madero was killed In action
or was executed.
Emilio Madero, in conjunction with
his brother Raoul. began a counter
re volution at San Pedro in the state
of Coahulla a few days ago In the ex
pectation of uniting the rebels about
Saltillo wit hthose In the Laredo district
HURRIED COUNTING
OF MEXICO'S CASH
Mexico City. Feb 26. The depart
ure Lorn Mexico of Ernesto Madero,
former minister of finance, was fol
lowed immediately b) a hurried
Counting of ,r,e cash In the govern- 1
r.,e;-.t treasure The result showed a
balance of $92,000. This amount
however, does not represent ull im
mediately available resources of the!
new ndmlnlfitration. ris there are
various deposits In both local and 1
, reigfl banks, which can be drawn
oa by the government
El Pano, Feb 26 The -Twenty-SCO-ond
infantry began moving today
from Fort Bliss. El Paso men, who
protested at the removal of the In
fantry and artillery lo Galveston, ap
, a,, satisfied at the explanation from
Washington thai the border patrol
will be kept effective.
TWO-BATTLESHIP
PROGRAM FAVORED
i
Washington. Feb. 26. The two-bat -i
tieship program favorably reported
j by the house naval committee was
defeated today in the house, sluing
as a committee of the whole An
amendment 10 appropriaie for one
battleship only went through, H4 to
! 133. A majority 'of the Democrats
1 voted for tho amendment, while the
Republicans were almost solidly
i agaJnbt it.
GREAT MEN
TO ATTEND
Wilson and Marshall to
Be in Distinguished
Company Tuesday
Washington Feb. 26. President
Wilson and Vice President Marshall
when they view the marching, cheer
ing cohorts in the inaugural parade
March 4 will be surrounded by a dis
tinguished gathering in the official
reviewing stands erected iu front of
the White House grounds. In add!
tion to the members of their Immed!
ate families and their guests, they
will be surrounded by members of the
supreme court, the diplomatic corps,
r he cabinet, senators and representa
i fives, members of the courts of the
; District of Columbia, high offieers of
' the army, navy and marine corps. Hie
eommlssloners of the District of Co
lumbia and leading officials who had
j the inaugural ceremonies in charge
The finish i g: louehcs are being
placed on the stand from which the
Incoming president will review the
procession The court of honor, on
which mueh care and attention has
been expended virtually has been
completed, while the capital already
Is being burled beneath :i wilderness
of flags and bunting The arrange
ments for the Illumination are being
pushed nnd a te9t of them, it is ex
pected, will be made Saturday.
Wilson's Church.
Speculation a9 to the church at
which Mr Wilson may elect to wor
ship was revived today when a pam
phlet describing historical 8otfl was
issued by the Inaugural committee !i
was noted therein that President Wil
son, who is a Presbyterian, had of- j
ficiated here hefore he had entered
political life, at the dedication of the I
statue of John Wh herspoon. located
in front of the Presbyterian Church j
of the Cpvenant tVltherspoon, be
sides being a signer of the Deed a ra
tion of Independeiue was one of the
founders of Prim .ton universitv.
Whether President Wilson's distant
eonneetion v. ith this church will lead
him to lake membership therein is a
matter of general conjecture
SACRIFICES
OF WOMEN
Suffragists Making Pa
thetic Denials in Order
to Attend Parade
New York. Feb 26. Many women
are making 'pathetic sacrifices'' in
order to get to Washington to take!
part iu the woman suffrage parade
March according to women In
. charge here of booking crusader6 for
three suffrage special trains which
; will leave New York for the capital
between Saturday morning and Sun
day nit-'ht Dr. Anna Howard Shaw,
I president of the National Woman
Suflrage association, and other offi- j
cers will leave on the first train to
aid in l he organization of forces In
Washington,
Dr Shaw Is at work this week on a
new college gown, on which she will i
wear the colors of all the colleges
which have honored her with degrees
LOWER CALIFORNIA
NOT IN REBELLION
San Diego, Cal . Feb. 26 Danger of
j rebellion anvwhere in Lower Cali
fornia was denied today by Mexi
can Consul Gomez His reports are
that existing border patrols are BUf
ficienl and that the troops will abide
by the result In Mexico City
NEARLY DROWNS IN
A BASIN OF WATER
! 1xr Angeles , Fed. 26. William
; Parker nearly drowned today In two i
inches of water. Last nisht he went
I to bed with an earache and dreamed
thai imps were boring into his brain
with gimlets. He fell to the floor an.i
was found early this morning by fel-,
low lodgers, half strangled, bis head
In a basin of water on the floor. In
hh struggles, he had fallen from bed
Police surgeons diagnosed a frac- j
ture of the skull Tho man may dt
nn .
IOWA BOY WINS
OXFORD EVENT
Oxford. England. Feb Will
Zelgler Khodes scholar from lown.
won the weight-putting event loday
with a put of 41 feel inches on the
concluding day of the Oxford unlver
sity sports
RATES ON LEMONS
WILL BE REDUCED
W ashington. ,Feb 26. The Inter
state commerce commissions order
reducing intes on lemons from Call
...rriwi u, ejisicrti eiii.s v,,m M if,
s hundred pounds was BUStaioed
rodH.v by the rommeree court and the
appeal of the railroads a;. dismissed
HARVARD MEN KEEP
TIME - CARD TALLY
Cambridge, Mass.. Feb. 20. Copj
ing modern efficiency method? Har
vard students are keeping tally on the
way they spend their time The com-I
mitt on scholarship desires to de
termine the relative periods dovoted '
to college activities and to other in
torests There is said to be no pres
ent intention of 'speeding up" the
students' work, but recommendations
may be made as to how the might
more profitably employ themselves.
In cards which have beeu issued,
undi rgraduates are asked to tell how
much time Is spent n oatlng. In
uloeplng, 'ii .studying, in athletics, at
theaters and In all other ways. A
' areful record Is to be kept for one
week and the cards are than to be
returned to the committee The re
sult ol the canvass is to be publish
ed. oo
PROBLEM
IN ALASKA
Supreme Court to Decide
Disputed Questions of
Transportation
Washington. Feb 2"J. The Alaska
transportation problem carne hefore
the supreme court today with the
question ot whether the federal dis
trict court in Alaska had erred Iu an
nuling an Indictment, charging vaca
tions of the Sherman antl -trust law
and I he Interstate commerce act by
five corporations and thirteen indi
viduals alleged discriminations
against the Humboldt Steamship
company, an Independent iin,- to Alas
ka. The lower court held that Inasmuch
as the indictment was based on the
refusal to make through routes and
joint rates with the Humboldt Steam
ship company, no indictment would
he valid until the Interstate Com
merce commission had first decided
that such refusal was Improper.
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LAWYER ON
THE CARPET
Charges Dr. Russell
With Complicity in Al
leged Thaw Bribery
Vhany. N. Y.. f-vfc. 26. John Nich
olson Anhut. tbe lawyer accused by
Dr John W. Russell, superintendent
pi Matteawan hospital, of having nf
fered him a bribe of SO,000 to release
Harry K. Thaw, was a witness todav
before i.overnor Sulzer'a committee
of inquiry
Anhut, who was formerly a Michi
gan state senator, told of meeting Dr
Russell often and of discussing the
Thaw case. He said Dr Russell rec
ommended him to Thaw, from whose
agenl Anhut received $25,000, which i
was lo be returned unless the biwvcri
' succeeded in freeing Thaw Anhut
said that Russell asked where ho
I (Russell) would come in." and that
later Russell asked hlra if he would
be satisfied with Ja.oOO.
Anhut s;iid: "If Dr. Russell had in
I his mind that he was to receive any
! money, such u proposition was not
i in my mind. I would not even gho
him a Christmas present, because It
might look like a bribe. When I saw
thai Russell wanted money I dropped
the subject and left him."
The lawyer denied having used Gov
ernor Sutler's name iu connection
with the Thaw case
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MRS. PANKHURST
PLACED ON TRIAL
Ipsom. England, Feb 2C-Mrs
Kmmcline Pankhurst. the militant
suffragette leader, was committed tor
trial bj the police magistrate here
today on the charge of inciting per
sons to commit malicious damage to
property Her defense was reserved
for Mie trial at the assizes.
Airs Paukhurst was detained in
prison, bail being rOfused because
she would not agree to refrain lrom
political acthities pending trial.
The prisoner said that she would
forthwith begin a "hunger strike." I
She added
"IT I am still alive when the as
sizes commence. It will be a dying j
woman who will be tried."
A rai.i on tbe telephone and raJl - I
ma., h i. uraph wires a carried out
early today by militant suffragettes
in several parts of England Mam
lines were cut and communication to- j
dav was rendered difficult
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TREATY LAID OVER
FOR DEMOCRATS
Washington. Feb. 26 A treaty re-
cently negotiated by the United States
with Nicaragua, providing for the pa
ment of $3,000,000 by the United
States in return Tor the exclusive
right to build an Interoceanlc canal
across the Nlcaraguan Isthmus was
laid over by (he foreign relations com
mittee of the senate today until the
new administration has an opportun
itv to pass on it.
The treaty whs negotiated by Min
ister George T Weitsel to protect
the United States against the possible
building of a competing canal by
some forekn nation
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CITY TERRORIZED
BY SEVERE QUAKE
Wellington. N Z.. Feb 26. With 0
report as of artillery dis( harced. a
heavy earthquake shook this city to
da terrorizing inhabitants, shaking
down chimneys and damaging many
houses Nobody was killed, though
raanv were ml by railing bricks from
the ioppled chimneys
The hock was the severest ever
' tcit In Men Zealand.
smA WEATHER FORECAST I
VbT sW WEATHtR WILL BE GENERAL
LY CLOUDY, WITH SNOW TO
NIGHT OR THURSDAY.
Entered as Second elass Matter at the Poatofflce, Ogden, Utah
WILL BRING
TEST SUIT
Oleomargarine Men and
U. S. in Dispute Over
Tax Rate
Washington. Feb 2fi Separate re
ports on the investigation of tbe con
troversy between the treasury depart
ment and manufacturers of oleomar
garine as to the rale of their tax inr
Ing 1911 and 1912 have been submitted
to the house hy tbe committee on
treasury department expenditures
Representative Cox of Indiana, (he
halrman, has indicated that the man
ufacturers used a colored cotton seed
oil known as a lulvas oil. golden yel
low hutier oil and other preparations
which subjected the product to 10
cents a pound Instead of one-quarter
of a cent Mr. Cox recommended
against, acceptance of $101,000 as a
compromise settlement and urged thai
the department fine the manufactur
ers $1,246,628. The majority of the
committee recommended that the de
partment bring a test suit for the full
amount
The Republican minority reported
that the quest ion of recovery was in
the bands of the executive depart
ment, but that if necessary there
should either be a test case or a com
promise of the whole matter
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TESTS WILL
BE MADE
Surgeon General Blue
Arranges to Handle
Friedmann Cure
Washington. Feb. 21. Surgeon Gen
eral Blue of the public health serv
ice has arranged for tests in the gov
ernment's hygienic laboratory here of
the Friedmann vaccine for pulmon
ary tuberculosis, which was delivered
yesterday to Dr. Milton H Foster of
the service in New York by Dr Fried -mann
when he landed from Germany
Surgeon General Blue said today
that when the vaccine was received in
Washington it would be first subject
ed to rigid laboratory tests and lo
to6ts upon animals and culture me
dia If iheso are satisfactory the
vaccine will be sent to the public
health service sanitarium at Fort
Stanton. N M.. for actual tests upon
sufferers from pulmonary tuberculo
sis. oo
FRAMING A
NEW LAW
Officials Plan to Rem
edy New York Police
Situation
New York, Feb. 26. The mayor of
New York, two former mayors and a
host of other hlsher officials in and j
out of office, will help a committee of
state legislators to frame legislation
to remedy the police situation in New
York. Hearings, begun today before
this committee, will continue until
the members feel themselves able to
diagnose the recent police graft
scandals and recommend lavss to cure
them.
Mayor Gaynor, Former Mayor
Georgo B McClelland, and Former
District Attorney William T. lerome,
are expected to gle their views to
mon ow.
JAMES A. MOFFAT
C ALLED BY DEATH
Palm Beach. Fla.. Feb. 26 James
A Molt at, vice president Of the Stan
dard OH company of New Jersey, died
this morning after a brier Illness. He
was born in Parkersburg. W Va.
Mr Moffat began llf.i I 8 clerk
iu ihe standard Oil office at Par
kersburg and roHe through various
positions to the vice presidency of
the corporation. He leaves a widow,
i s o sons and a daughter. The fam
ily has been spending the winter here
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AVIATION CAMP
RECEIVES ORDERS
Augusta. Ga.. Feb. J5. Orders were
received tonight by Captain De For
BBt ( handler in charge of the army
aviation camp here to report Immedi
ately with all officers, men and me
chanics at Galveston Preparations
to entrain were begun immediately.
GOVERNORS AND
WIVES INVITED
Washington, Feb 2C - Invitations
have been sent to tho governors of
the various states and their wives to
he the guestS Of honor at a reception
March S by i be District of Columbia
branch of the Woman's Wilson and
Marshall league. The affair promises
to be one of the features of inaugural
week and official diplomatic and res-
ident society women are expected to I
be present
NEW MEXICO PRIZE
FIGHT LAW PASSES
Sanle Fe. N. M . Feb. 25. The
house todav adopted a favorable re
port on the proposed anti-prize fight j
lau. which would prohibit boxing I
contests of any kind, within the state, n
making violation of the law a felon? i
punishable by Tine and imprisonment,
I or both. J
CASTRO IS I
WELCOMED I
Immigration O f f i c i als
Afford Ex-President
Many Courtesies
Havana, Feb. 26. General ( ipriano
( astro, former dictator of Yenezueln
arrived here today on board the Mm
Steamer Saratoga from New York, Mm
and was greeied enthusiastically by Mm
(he populace X0 opposilion was of
fered to his landing The immigra
tion officials afforded all courtesies Mm
A flotilla of launches, crowded with
people, met (he Saratoga off Morrc
astle and accompanied her to hei
anchorage On board one tug was tlu
munieipal band, lent by the mayor ol
Havana, which played the Cuban anc
Venezuelan national anthems. Anoth- i
er tug was occupied by a committee
of Cuban veterans.
General Castro landed on San mM
Francisco wharf, where 500 people
were gathered.
The entire crowd followed the via- Mm
itor, who drove in an automobile dec
orated with the Venezuelan colors, to Mm
his hotel, where General Rafael Reyes,
i former president of Colombia, also re- Mm
ARE CUT OFF I
FROM WORLD I
I Dwellers on ML W ilson
Snowbound and May
Be in Serious Plight
I.os Angeles, Feb. 26 Snowbound
by drifts, in places thirty feet deep.
dwellers on tbe summit of Mount
Wilson, where perches the Carnegie
observatory, are cut off from the
outside world.
Unless they can work their way out
within twenty-four hours, It is feared
they will be in a serious plight. Al
ready they are reported to be short
mmm
For the past three days heaw
rains have fallen in the valleys, while
the San Gabriel range was blind
folded in a whiling snowstorm.
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TAFT SIGNS THE
NEW MINING BILL
Washington. Feb. 25 President
Taft signed today a bill which more
clearly defines the functions and
broadens the scope of the federal bu
reau of mines This act is the first
general recognition by the federal
government of all branches of the
mining industry aceording to Repre
sentatlve Foster, chairman of tbe
bouse committee on mines and mm-
The bureau of mines retains its
original name under tbe law." he said.
"but it becomes a bureau of mining.
metallurgy and mineral technology.
and this laimuuK'' represents the wid
er scope of the new organization."
The purposes of the new organiza- H
tion are better to safeguard the lives
of the men engaged in hazardous oc
cupatlons; to prevent unnecessary
waste of natural resources and to aid
in the general upbuilding of mining.
LABOR BUREAU
BILL IS PASSED
Washington. Feb. 26. The bill to J
create a department of labor with a J
cabinet officer at its head passed the
senate todav after less than an hour's
consideration. The measure had ptc
viously passed the house, but amend- H
roentS in the senate will require its J
perfection In conference before it Is H
presented lo President Taft. H
The filibuster carried on against 1
the bill Inst night by Senators Gug
leiffi and Gronna was not resumed
One amendment would put the
. Inldren's bureau under the secretary
Of labor. The bureau of immigration 1
;i n.l naturalization wonld be separated
Into two bureaus and the present bu
reau Of labor would be known as the
bureau of labor statistics. Tbe bu- 1
reau of Information of the present de
partment of commerce and labor also
would go Into the new department.
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FEDERAL ARMY IN
POWER AT JUAREZ
El Paso. Tex.. Feb. 26 With the
disarming yesterday of the former H
Madero volunteers, the. regular feder- H
al rirrny holds power at Juarez. Col
oriel Manual lands. the regular army
offi it who Commanded the Irregular
tumps, today was made military mav
0 of the border town, and a recent
city election cancelled.
The Mexican Central railway hafl
been cut again, near Jiminer. Traffi.
Is open, however, from .luarez to Chi- I
huahua H
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