El Paso, Texas,
February II, 1910-10 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It first
While li'g Fresh.
Decline to Be Brought Into
Court for Examination
About Contract Award.
Paulhan Kow "Wants to
Come and Bernard Makes
Proposition to Bring Two
YET FLY IN
t 3 JUHU W I
A Aft 1 T
1 i 1 Li I
TO RESTORE SPEECH Ifl I C I P I II I C
Clothing of Skeleton Found
on Mountain Identified as
Property of Two Women.
ANNA JENSEN OR
MRS. EOSE SHOOK?
High and Grammar School
Principals Give Encour
agement to Plan.
FOE EL PASO
NEW YORKER OFFERS TO CURE TEXAN
BY HYPNOTIC POWER
Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Judge
"Wright, in the supreme court of the
District of Columbia today, granted an
adjournment of two -weeks in the man
'damus proceedings against the joint
congressional committee on printing. In
stituted by the Valley Paper company,
of Holyoke, Mass.
The senate has instructed its members
of the committee to flatly refuse to
obey the court order.
The paper company, dissatisfied with
certain rulings of the committee, de
sires to question the members in
Reversing the action of the senate,
which voted to not permit its members
to obey a summons from the court, the
hcuse last night granted permission to
representative Cooper, of Pennsylvania;
Sturgis, of West Virginia, and Finley,
of South Carolina, to appear in court
on the day set.
It remains for the court to decide
whether senators Smoot, Jonathan,
Bourne and Fletcher will be held in
contempt for failure to appear.
The specific cause for action by the
Valley Paper company is the award by
the committee of the contract for fur
nishing paper to the government print
ing office. A mandamus was brought to
show cause why the bid of the Valley
company should not be accepted.
HELD TO ANSWER
Man Shoots Another While
Showing Him axun;
" Yietim May D'ie.
Ignacio Santillano was arrested by
constable Henry Hinckley Thursday
night on a charge of assault to murder,
preferred by Pedro Delgado. brother of
Ponciano Delgado. whcm he shot while
showing him a revolver in an East El
Paso grocery store on Monday night.
Justice Watson, hearing that Delgado
was about to die, went to his home In
East El Paso last night, but the young
man would make no dying statement,
saying that he expected to live. Dr. A.
H. Butler expressed the opinion that he
would recover. .
Santillano is in the county jail, his
bond being fixed at $500.
ADJOURNMENT I" BALLIXGER-
PIXCHOT CASE TILL MOXDA1.
Mtoreey for Claris Aks That the Case
Go Over for a Day or So, and
RcariBjC Ik ContiHHed to 3IoHday.
Washington. D. a. Feb. 11 After a
ssion lasting less than an hour, during-
which the future conduct of the
case was informally discussed, the Bal-Unger-Pinchot
gating committee today granted a re
vest of attorney Louis D. Brandels,
representing Mr. Glavis, for an ad
journment until Monday morning.
The committee has Invited the editor
and publishers of nil magazines that
have recently been attacking secretary
Ballinger to appear and present any
facts In their possession. Two have def 1
nitelv declined, saying they had no In
formation first hand. Another has
sSX that he thought Mr. Claris and
Mr Pinchot would give the committee
more than he himself could .produce, al
though he will appear if requested.
PLACES; SISTA FE NOTES.
Santa Fe, N. M., Feb. 11. Governor
Curry has appointed Dr. James B.
Wroth, of Albuquerque, a member of
the board of regents of the university
of New Mexico at Albuquerque, to suc
ceed William J. Johnson, who resigned,
and who had been appointed a year
ago to succeed Dr. Wroth, who had
resigned at that time.
Land commissioner R. P. Ervien has
turned over to the territorial treasury
$18,000 for the public school fund, being
money derived from school land leases.
Twenty-five Pueblo Indians from
Cochiti and 20 convicts from the terri
torial penitentiary were put to work
today on L.a Bajada hill, the heaviest
piece of road work on the scenic high
way from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, now
Jr CONGRESS REGULATES 4
X WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC 4
4. Washington. D. C, Feb. 11. The
4. Bennett "white slave" bill regulat- 4
4. ing traffic in Immoral alien women
J. was passed by the senate today Jfr
practically the same form as it was f
4. passed bs the bouse-
MURDERER OF SEVEN
DECLARED WOMEN TO BE HIS RUIN
HANGED 'IN VIRGINIA
Richmond, Ta., Feb. 11. Howard Lit
tle, who murdered Mrs. Bessie Justls,
her son-in-law, George Meadows, and
3x1s wife and three children near Hurley,
Buchanan county, last September, was
electrocuted in the penitentiary here at
2S.ost murderers are executed for sin
gle murders, but Howard Little had
seven to his account There were six
in the butchery for which he died in
the electric chair this morning, and the
blood of George McKinney, whom he
shot in eastern Kentucky, also stained
a T?a fVtli mn Vl O TIT'S C OOTL
nis naiwiis- j;ui.' w'"ii- "i -
fenced to the penitentiary forilIfe, but-
OFFEB3 TO COME
FOE SMALL SUM
With one aviation manager on the.
ground and another wiring for dates, it
begins to look as if El Paso would have
an opportunity to see the bird men fly
over ilount Franklin and the surround
ing scenery. K. L.. Bernard, Glen Cur
tiss's manager, until Glen Curtiss got
tangled up with the New York courts
Monday, arrived today from Albuquer
que and has made a proposition to the
promoters of the aviation meeting which
is being considered this afternoon by
Beverley G. Thomas and the others pro
moting the El Paso meet.
Edwin Cleary, the mouthpiece and
business brains of M. Louis Pauhan, the
flying Frenchman, wired Mr. Thomas
Thursday night from New Orleans that
he could arrange for M. Paulhan pro
nounced "Poolon," please to appear in
El Paso February 25, 26 and ST, these
flights to be made under the same guar
antee and bonus arrangements as orig
This message was received after the
meeting had been declared off because
no definite dates could be arranged with
A second offer was made by Mr. Ber
nard upon his arrival In El Paso to
day. Owing to the fact that Curtiss
has .been subpoenaed by the New York
courts to appear in the Wright Bros.'
injunction suit, it will be impossible for
him to leave the jurisdiction of the
court- For this reason Mr. Bernard
i? offering to close a contract for Wil-
j lard and Hamilton, the two associates
of Curtiss who are thrilling tne crowds
at Phoenix this week with their flights
in biplanes and monoplanes.
This new offer as made by Mr. Ber
nard is to bring these two aviators to El
Paso on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
of next week, which is Feb, 18, 19 and
20. For these three days of aviation a
bonus of ,$3000 is asked, with a contract
for the payment of the first $4000 taken
in at the gate to the aviators. The
committee In charge of the meeting will
receive the next $5500 to be divided
among the subscribers in the form of
dividends after the expenses of adver
tising and grounds are met. Should
there be addlonal gate receipts, the
money Is then to be divided on the ra
tio of 60 and 40 percent between the
committee and the managers, the com
mittee to receive the 60 per cent.
Hamilton and Willard are flying this
week in Phoenix and the crowds that
are attending the aviation meet are said
to be breaking all territorial fair records
for attendance. Mr. Bernard returned
this morning from Albuquerque, where
he stated that a meeting had practi
cally been arranged for.
He tells of the exciting chase the
New York officers had to get service on
Curtiss in the Wright injunction case.
After eluding the officers all day in or
der to catch the Monday night train for
Phoenix, Curtiss was served with a
subpena ordering him to remain with
in the jurisdiction of the court. The
aviator was betrayed by a ticket seller
who saw hlmsign his name to a ticket
to Phenix, and tipped it off to the
waiting deputy sheriff, who had, the
subpoena In his Inside pocket for the
world .beating Yankee flying man.
3IORE RIGID INSPECTION
FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD
Austin, Tex., Feb. 11. Adjutant gen
eral Newton today received advices from
the war department at Washington say
ing the annual inspection of the Texas
National Guard will hereafter be con
ducted by regular army officers. Cav
alry officers will inspect cavalry and
infantry officers will inspect infantry.
This Is a radical departure and make3
the inspection more severe. It begins
GOVERNOR NAMES DELEGATES
TO FARM LAND CONGRESS
Austin, Tex., Feb. 11. The appoint
ment of delegates by governor Campbell
to the interstate Farm Land congress at
Shreveport, was announced today. Among
the delegates is Bee T. Pryor. of San An
tonio; D. H. Hughes, of Palestine; W. S.
Roberts, of Amarillo; J. R. Lancaster,
of Plainview; Stuart Smith, of Beau
mont; Bassett Blakeley. of Houston;
Frank A. Garden, of Dallas.
The congress meets February it, 18
CONGRESSMEN CLASH BEFORE
Washington. D. C. Feb. 11. Two Tex
as representatives, Burgess and Hardy,
were before the house judiciary com
mittee this afternoon, the former argu
ing in favor of his resolution to ex
punge Hardy's Cameron speech from the
Congressional Record, and Hardy argu
ing against the resolution.
The speech criticises Bailey's tariff
record. The decision will be announced
pardoned after a snort period, and then
moved back to Virginia.
Little was no ordinary "low browed
criminal. He was one of the most
handsome men in Virginia, more than
six feet in height and built like a glad
iator. He held a position as United
StatA mrshnl in the eastern district of
I Kentucky for a number of years. But
Little, who otherwise carnuu hiuim:ii
without reproach, was a rural Don Juan
and h himself declared "women were
The murder of the Meadows family,
J with whom he was living at the time,
I was for the purpose of robbery. It is
j Virginia for good withjhislatelsj
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 11. Jewelry
and clothing worn by a girl -whose j
skeleton was lound on Mount Tanial
pals, February 3, were identified yes
terday by four men as having belonged
to Anna Jensen, a domestic employed -
a local boarding house, and who has
not been seen since last April. 1
Effort is now befng made to trace the
girl's movements after leaving the
Another solution of the mystery is ad
vanced by Michel Jargans, of San Jose,
who says" he recognized in the clothing
and jewelry of the murdered girl, the
effects of "Mrs. Rose Shook, whom he
brought to this country from Germany
eight years ago.
Last June, Jargans states, Mrs. Shook
came from Seattle on a steamer and was
married to a traveling salesman on the
Since then she has not been heard
from. Jargans's Identification is said to
be the most minutely accurate yet made.
DE. HYDE HELD
ON HEAVY BOND
Pleads 'Not Guilty to Mur
der Charge and Gives
Bond for $50,000.
Kansas City, Ma., Feb. 11. Following
a deep and sweeping investigation of
the mysterious death of millionaire CoL
Thomas H. Swope, October 30, 1909, Dr.
B. C. Hyde was arrested yesterday and
charged with the murder of the aged
philanthropist. The physician surren
dered quietly, even without demanding
that the warrant be read, which was
issued upon the request of attorney
John G. Paxton, executor of the Swope
The warrant says that Dr. Hyde with"
felonious intent administered strychnine
to Col. Swope on the day of his death.
Written across the back of the com
plaint, filed by Mr. Paxton. asking for
the warrant, was the signature of pros
ecutor Virgil Conkling endorsing the
Dr. Hyde was taken to Independence,
Mo., where he was arraigned before
Justice W. F. Loar. He pleaded not
guilty and was released on a bond of
$50,000, the hearing being set for Feb
ruary 17. The bond was signed by sev
eral prominent and wealthy men of
The -death of Col. Swope was sur
rounded by mysterious circumstances
which baffled not only his family but
his closest friends as well. Dr. Hyde
had treated the millionaire during hia
last hours and in signing the death
certificate gave as the cause of the
Dr. Hyde was a former police sur
geon In "Kansas City, but was removed
from office several years ago.
Joel Mayes, county marshal, Is busily
engaged today making up a list of men
to be summoned to serve on the special
grand jury which meets tomorrow to
Investigate the death of Col. Swope.
"I instructed marshal Mayes to get
men of good standing in the community
so their labors will command the re
spect of the citizens," said judge Lat
shaw this morning.
"The special grand jury can examine
the whole Swope matter at much less
expense than can be done in any other
way. It can and will run down every
avenue of Investigation and satisfy the
people as to just what there is in the
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LOOTED BY ROBBERS.
Coleman, Texas, Feb. 1L The
postoffice at Novice, 13 miles
! northwest of Coleman, was en-
tered and robbed early this
: morning, burglars escaping with
$50 cash. The authorities are
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
She .never stopped to say goodbye. No,
nor howdydoo, did Mrs. Russell Sage,
the wealthiest woman in the world until
Mrs. Edward H. Harriman fell heir to
the Harriman millions.
In fact she did what old Josh of Bib
lical fame has held the record for do
ing for lo these many years; she anade
the sun stand still. And it stood long
enough for her car to be shunte'd
through El Paso, not only, without any
loss of time, but with an actual one hour
and 55 minutes to her credit, according
to the various ways of reckoning time
in El Paso.
Arriving in the union station at 8:30
a. m., (G. H. time), Mrs. Sage's car Con
way, was switched from the Sunset lim
ited train from the east to the Southern
Pacific tracks, coupled onto the Callfor
nian, the new coast flyer, which had
been held for her convenience until the
arrival of the limited from San Antonio,
the air tested, and the train went around
the S. P. main line cure with Mrs.
Sage's car cracking the whip on the tall
end at exactly 6:35 a. m. (Pacific time).
Speaking of speed mania, that is bet
ter than Barney Oldfleld could have
done in his new 200 horse power Benz.
It even beats the record of the negro
with the ghost at his heels wlio ran a
mile in "nothing."
How It Wax Done., ,.
"For the. 'information' of thoscwho
-have not lived in El Paso long enough
Arrives From the East 8:30 and Departs At 6:35 A. M.
El Paso educators are unanimously
favorable to the proposed select school
for girls, which is to be established
here. Following superintendent F. M.
Martin's endorsement of the project and
the approval of the principal of a num
ber of the El Paso grammar schools;
professor Norman R- Crozier, principal
of the high school and a brilliant young
educator, has put the stamp of his ap
proval on tne project. In unequivocal
terms professor Crosier says he favors
the establishment of such a school. His
reasons why such a school should exist
In El Paso are many and logical.
In 'addition to the endorsement by
professor Crozier, Mrs. Empress Ar.
rington, principal of the Sunset school;
Miss Mamie Sexton, principal of tbe
San Jacinto school, and Miss Catherine
Gorbutt, principal of the Aoy school,
have added their approval to the girls'
school movement. These women, who
are the heads of the El Paso grammar
schools, are in close touch with condi
tions as they exist in the sphere of ed
ucational work, especially among the
girls, and their opinions of the proposed
l school are the views of educational ex
Prof. Crozler's Endorsement.
Said Prof. N. R. Crozier, principal of
the high school: '
"It is my conviction that the more
schools there are in a community the
more the .interest in education is stim
ulated, and the more effective the
moral force of the people. The found
ing of additional schools Increases the
attendance at all, as is proved by the
experlenfce in other towns. The local
high school has very nearly doubled the
number of students of three years ago.
when there was no other secondary
school In EJ Paso. While I believe that
public school education has more down-
i right virility about it, that It makes
for greater stamina of character, ana
develops a more democratic spirit than
does any other kind of Institution, still
it cannot be denied that certain pupils
on account of health, disposition, or
other reasons, need special care and
consideration. In public schools strict
Impartiality must be the rule; for It is
difficult "to temper the wind to the
shorn lamb." By all means let TA Paso
have a school for girls."
MIs Sexton's Endorsement.
Miss Mamie Sexton, principal of San
Jacinto school, speaking of the girls'
"While I think the public schools of
El Paso are most excelent and admir
ably fulfil the object for which they
were established, there is always room
for anything educational in a town.
"The public schools are designed and
conducted for the average child and
there are numbers of girls in our city
who are not able physically to take the
whole course. The mothers of these
girls rightly consider them too young
and Inexperienced to be sent away to
school and a good girls school here at
home would enable them to continue
their education whereas otherwise they
would probably drop out and fail to re
ceive their due amount of training.
"A good school for girls in the center
of the southwest would bring students
here and necessarily that Is a good
thing for the town.
"The El Paso Military Institute has
proved Itself a good thing for the boys
(Continued on Page Three.)
The K ss!ng Deer
The Herald will print a story about
the pet in the Washington Park
"zoo" that likes to kiss the girls. It
will also print a picture of this pet
in the act of kissing standing on its
hind feet, almost like a person. They
axe smart pets, those deer in the El
Paso "zoo"; they are going to prove
an interesting source of amusement
to the children of El Paso.
cor!. " aw . -vr
to become Initiated into the mysteries of
"rmr time." G. H. time, mountain time,
j Mexican time. Pacific time, sun time and j
I the li ofa timekeeping track of other j
' time it might be said that G. H. time 1
,rt Worth, Texan, Feb. 11. A letter was received here today from Gus
tav A. Gayer, of New York, a consulting specialist, offering: to cure Frank
J. Block, a railway mall clerk, who was suddenly stricken deaf and dumb here
supposedly by hypnotic sugKestion. Gayor says Block's speech and hearing
can he restored by hypnotism as well as destroyed, and offers to come to Fort
Worth. It Is thought that Block will avail himself of the opportunity.
FRENCH STEAMER SINKS;
MANY LIVES ARE LOS1
Pnlma, Majorca, Feb. 11. The French transatlantic steamer General Chan
zy, from Marseilles, has been wrecked on the north coast of this Island
It Is reported that only a single passenger was saved out of all the per
sons on board. f
Senate Committee to Meet
Next Friday Pensions
Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Bever
Idge says there will be no meeting of
the senate committee on territories be
fore next Friday.
Delegate Andrews introduced bills to
increase the pensions of Maj. Jerry R.
wviiHntr nf AlVmmiprmiA late Comnanv
E 24th Michigan, to ?35; Napoleon Tu- The mayor was not backward in in
lip late of Company I, 17th Vermont, to forming Rico that Juan Parra, foreman
35 of the drillers at the city quarry, had
Cameron secured pensions for James reported to him that Rico would not
E. D. Cahill, of Phoenix, $15; Wm. J- even let the foreman work and that
Murphy, Phoenix, $15; William F. Mc- , he also had taken tools away from the
Nultj-. "Tempe, $12. and also a favor- ' men.
able report from the senate committee J It was further reported by Parra' that
on pensions to Increase pensions of j Rico had declared: "Oh, Sweeney la
Frances Alexander, of Tempe,' to $24,
A. Joslyn, of Phoenix,
TO MEET COMMITTEE
-"Nearing End at Hunts-
Huntsville, Texas, Feb. 11. The leg
islative penitentiary investigating com
mittee is in session here today looking
over the report of the auditing com-
1 mittee which has completed Its work.
Brown F. Lee arrived at noon from San
Angelo, and senator Welnert came in
Governor Campbell arrived from Aus
tin today to visit the Sam-Houstpn nor
mal. He likely will meet the commit
teemen, but it Is not thought that he
will participate In the meeting while the
report is In the auditing committee's
hands. A report Is expected Saturday.
It Is expected that -the final report will
be made here. In which event the com
mittee will remain here ten days.
HEARING OX COTTOX
RATES IS POSTPONED
Austin. Tex.. Feb. 11. The hearing on
the proposition to reduce the rate on
cotton shipments was temporarily set
aside by the railroad commission today
and the matter will be resumed 'In about
10 days, -when H. W. Summer, of Lallas,
who Is fighting for areductiou, returns
All railroads declared at the hearing
that their expenses have been greatly
Increased and that they will lose heavily
If the rate is lowered.
It Is said that cotton receives the low
est rate .according to its value as a
-J, c 2 -$ ."f -S- 4
.5. KILLS CATTLE. 4
4. San Angelo, Tex.. Feb. 11. Ad- t
5 vices were received here today that 8
10 head of cattle died yesterday at 4.
gi Jamps Mitchell's ranch. In Crockett 4"
county from the effects of drinking
j 4i from a tank containing poisoned J
I water. An investigation is on.
is an hour caller than mountain time.
I which is the one that Is considered good
usage in these parts: and mountain time
is one hour earlier than Pacific time,,
which is western time. Therefore, if Mr.
Sage's car arrived at 8:30 a. m., G. IL
time, and went out at 6:35 a m. Pacific
time, she was in El Paso exactly five
minutes, the time necessary for her car
to be switched from one" train to the
Did Not Peep at El Peso.
The widow of the late Russell Sage,
he of the $6.98 tweed suit and the 9S
cent straw lid, has snowy, wavey. white
hair judging from her picture. She al
so has a sweet, motherly smile, informa
tion gained from the same source. She
is charitable and gives away millions,
that is. the newspapers say she does
she never gave any millions away at tne
union station. None that could be no
ticed without the aid of binoculars.
The curtains on the car which housed
the woman of millions were pulled down
tight to keep out a bold and intruding
morning sun. Not a shade was raised,
not a sirgle peep was taken at El Paso
as the car was switched from one train
to the other. The little group of the
' urious who had gathered at the station
to get a glimpse of a' reallj' for real,
millionairess saw cfnly the varnished
sides of the Convoy, and a brakeman
fixing the signal flajs to the rear of the
MAYOR DEOPS EICO
FROM POLICE FORCE
Guard Summarily Dismissed
Is Later Given Chance
"As long as I am mayor I am going
to be mayor;" thundered Joseoh H.
Sweeney to Clemente Rico, guard of
city prisoner"?, whom the mayor sum
marily dismissed from the off'ce at 5
i o'clock this morning.
j going out of office and. I am running
this work and the office.'
Rico denied having made the report,
so the mayor instructed him to have
Juan Parra and witnesses before him
this afternoon, afr which time the mavor
wI hear from DotQ sIdes- As he dis-
missea iuco ne remarKec:
"If Parra substantiates his story you
are out of the service."
AND HAIE CUT
Father, Professor in School,
Is Suspended by the
San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 11. The
daughter of Prof. Hines. principal of
the school at Talpa, was drugged at her
home during the night and a wealth of
hair clipped off.
Oddly enough sheriff Futch found the
hair under the girl's bed. He offered a
$100 reward for the arrest of the cul
prit. The trustees have requested
j Hines's resignation.
Two Men Are Injured and
one of Them "Will Lose
Washington,, D. C, Feb. 11. The ex
plosion of a charge which was bejng
hoisted into one of the guns of the
battleship Virginia while the vessel
was firing a salute off Guantanamo,
Cuba, j'esterday. resulted in the severe
injury of J. Irben and L.. W. Bruiiner, I
Irben's arm h?l to be amputated
above the wrist.
DIVORCE GRANTED AND
DIVORCE SUIT IS FILED.
Oscar H. Edmiston, a grocer, of 3627
Alameda avenue, was granted a divorce
this morning in the 34th district court,
from Sarah E. Edmiston.
Ernest Perkins has filed suit for di
vorce from Virginia Perkins in the 34th
district court. The plaintiff alleges
that he and the defendant were married
at Big Springs, Texas, on November 20,
1905, and lived together until March,
1907, when she left him.
JUDGE DECIDES 3IOTION
IN BLEACHED FLOUR CASE
New Orleans. La.. Ieb. 11. Judge
Foster, in the United States district
court today decided that in the socalled
"bleached flour" case, the hearing of a
petition of the government against the
Aetna Milling company of Kansas,
should be tried on It merits In this
court and not at Council Bluffs. la.
Many modern milling methods are involved.
All Pull Together
El Paso and Rio Grande Valley
With the active co-operation of the real estate tlenlers of EI Paso,
The El Pso Herald will conduct' a 12-months campaitm for the Teal es
tate interests of El Paso and the Rio Grande Vallev.
There will be a page advertisement setting forth the advantages of
this, great field .published every Saturday, and special attention will he
given every day in the week to live, authentic, real estate news.
The object of this campaign will be to "show up" El Paso and this
valley in true colors.
Each and every real estate dealer in El, Paso is urged to, join astivelv
in this movement and to inform The Herald promptly regarding any
developments of benefiMo tha.city andaynlley. AlUpuIl togetherf
Think th Fighting in the
Central American Eepub
lic May Soon Bev Over.
Are Being Taken Into In
surgent Army and Hostili
ties Await Their Arrival.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 11. The stata
department officials are greatly Inter
ested in the news from Managua that
MatagaJpa and Soaco have been cap
tured by revolutionists, and their captur
probably removes any further cause of
apprehension for the safety of Amer
icana in that important coffee growing
section of Nicaragua.
The capture of the steainer Managua
at Managua by sympathizers is regard
ed as a serious blow to the Madriz gov
ernment. The whole situation appears to be
distinctly in favor of the revolutionary
forces, and it is believed the end of the
Nicaragua government under Madriz i3
Americans as Sharpshooters.
Biuefields, Nicaragua, Feb. 11. Upon
arrival of Gen. Zeledon at Moogan yes
terday, preparations were begun by the
insurgents for another forward move
ment of Gen Mena's division, the pro
gress of which was checked in a recent
battle at Santa Clara.
Walter Gordon, an aide, has been des
patched to Panama to recruit 50 more
Americans, who, armed with rifles, are
expected to join Gen. Mena In three
weeks. This suggests that there will be
no further fighting until reinforcements
of American sharpshooters arrive.
The insurgents declare they are not
disheartened by Mena's repulse, and say
he accomplished his purpose of diverting
part of the government forces from
thejr movement against Gen. Chamorro.
The seizure of Matagalpa by the rev
olutionists 1,200 strong, under the com
mand of generals Chamorro and Masls,
was reported here yesterday afternoon.
When this news was received it was
stated by authorities that the town had
been deserted by government troops,
leaving the place totally undefended.
A band of SO young men of the Con
servative party, headed by Alexander
Soloizano, a relative of Fernandez Solol
zano, a prominent party leader, cap
tured the steamer Managua yesterday
afternoon after an exchange of 50 shots.
The crew was overpowered in five min
utes, three men being killed.
The American consul, Josse Ollvarez,
was stopped on the street by police,
but was finally allowed to proceed after
a heated argument.
FOE FEDEEAL JTJDG-E
Taft to Name Successor to
Bryant Eegardless of
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 11. While United
States attorney TV. H. Atwell Is not an.
avowed candidate to succeed the late
federal judge D. S. Bryant, it was an-
) nounced today that Tie will accept the of
fice if appointed by the president.
Adviices from Washingcon received
here say that Taft will name a man re
gardless of the views of any politician
or leaders. Judge A. P. McCormick. of
Dallas, is also urged for the vacancy.
MEDAL OF HONOR
PROPOSED FOR PEARY.
Washington. Dr C., Feb. 11. A $
4" meda.1 of honor instead of promo J
41 tion to rear admiral for commander 4
Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the
4 north pole, is proposed by the sub
4 committee of the house committee
S on naval affairs.
4 The subcommittee today unan
41 imously disapproved the bHl passed
4 by the senate making Peary a rear
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