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March 4, 1910-12 Pages
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Nicaraguans Will Not Be
Executed if They Will Lay
Down Their Arms.
BRAVERY OF A
New- Tork. N. Y.f March 4. There will
be no -wholesale executions of rebel lead- ,
ers in Nicarague following the conapst:
of the insurgent cause, according to Dr.
Luis Filipe Corea, special diplomatic
representative of the Madriz govern
ment in New York. Contrary, according
to Dr. Corea. president Madriz probably
will urge Gens. Estrada and Chamorro
and other revolutionist leacers to re
main In the republic and help him out
In the work of restoring order and
Bravery- of Texan.
Gradually the casualty list of the de
ciding battle between the government
and insurgent forces at Tisma and Tipi
tapa has increased until now it Is esti
mated that not less than 225 men were
killed and 350 wounded. Searchers have
come upon bodies scattered over a large
territorv. as though the wounded had
f j attempted to arag iuuin
.f refuge and died. ...,-, A,.
It is now known that v. apt- uuuc,
Fowler, of Palestine, Tex.. U. S. A., who
was in command of Gen. Chamorro s ma
chine guns and was wounded in the le.t
leg, succeeded in escaping captur-.
thanks to a Conservative, who concealed
the American for two days. All ac
counts agree that Capt. Fowler on one
side and Gen. Lara on the other were
th heroes of the Tisma battle. The
effectiveness of the American's machine
guns was appalling.
Horse Shet Down.
Gen. Lara charged to within 1,0 yards
of where Fowler and his men were serv
ing them His horse was shot under
him and he miraculously escaped death.
He shot five of his own men who wa
vered in the charge.
Capt. Fowler worked the crank or
one of the machine guns spasmodically
to conserve the ammunition, which -was
scarce Finally a bullet found a resting
place "in his leg and he was dragged to
the rear by his men.
Minister general Baca sent to con
gress a bill amending the constitution
in accordance with the recommendation
of the "Washington treaty providing that
the office of president shall be nonre
elecrive. The bill was referred to -committee.
Congress authorized the additional Is
sue of $200,000 in currency.
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NOTED TEXAN DIES
j. DOWN IN LOUISIANA. 4"
Muskogee, La., March 3. Capt.
j, Tvmso-m .Tnkson. formerly of the "9"
V 4. Texas rangers, died here yesterday, 4-
V 4 aged 75 vears. Jackson was a cap- ?
' 4. tain in the Confederate army. He 4-
4. was the first mayor 01 vvasuu, j
4. the first town in Indian territory 4
fc to become Incorporated.
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INSURANCE MEN ARE ,
SETTLING NOGALES FIRE
fCmrales. Ariz.. March 4. The insur
ance adjusters are busy getting things
in shape for the payment of the risks
carried on the buildings burned here
night before last.
It is uncertain where the fire orig
inated. It is said that it may have
started in the store adjoining that of
BAILEY WANTS BIGGER
FUND FOR DEEP WATER
Washington, D. C. March 4. It Is
announced that senator Bailey will
seek to increase the hundred thousand
dollar appropriation for deepening ihe
Galveston-Texas City channel, to $3.10.
000 for improvements at Galveston har
bor. The committee is now considering
DIES FR03I INJURIES IN
AN AUTO ACCIDENT
Austin, Texas, March 4. O. A. Nelson,
injured in an automobile wreck at
Hound Rock a week ago when G. Ma
gumson was killed, died this morning
In Temple from blood poisoning, wh'ch
followed the amputation of nis leg.
Kelson was demonstrating machines He
was 32 years old.
New "iork, N. Y., 3Iarch 4. The Russian steamer Korea, buffeted by the
storms of the north Atlantic and pounded into helplessness by heavy seas, vrns
Abandoned by her crew March 1 and loft to her fate. She was sinking fast
vrhen the men left her. The Korea's crew of 4S were picked up by the
Anchor line steamer Caledonia.
IS RENOMINA TED
Ckicago, 111., March 4. Alderman John Coughlin, known to his admiring
constituents and the world at large as "Bath House John," was nominated
ior the 10th consecntlve time for aldeaman last night at the frrst ward Demo
And wlten the Immaculate ruler of the Chicago downtown district, compris
ing the slOHchiBg hordes of the tenderloin, arose to acknowledge the honor,
"Fellow Democrats This Is a surprise to me. I -was never more surprised
Ib my life. I have represented this ward 18 years. You always know on what
side of the fence to find John Coughlin. There Is no Ojunkerino' about me. You
probably have noticed that I don't vote
question-. I don't want to have anything
Two Dallas Prisoners Out of
Reach of the Mob Which
Lynched Brooks Thursday
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OFFICIALLY HEARD IT
Austin, Texas, March 4.
Governor Campbell has not of
ficially heard of the Dallas
lynching s.o far and refuses xo
discuss the affair. It is sal
he will probably instruct the
district attorney to have the
grand jury conduct an inves
tigation. Cleburne, Tex., March 4. The two
negroes, Burrell Oates and "Bubber"
Robinson, whom the Dallas mob sought
.to lynch yesterday following tho hang
ing of Allen Brooks, are now in the
Cleburne jail here and Dallas officers
Have returned, believing that no at
tempt will be made to seize the prison
ers here. Oates was convicted ' five
times for the murder and robbery of
Sol Aranoff and Robinson was con
victed for the muraer of Frank Wol
ford, both victims being white.
Dallas. Tex., March 4. Judge Seay in
the district count today instructed the
grand jury to investigate the lynching
yesterday of the negro, Allen Brooks,
charged with assaulting 3 year old
Ethel. Buevens, with a view of indicting
the mob leaders. It is believed, how
ever, that the investigation will be a
mere formality and that there will be
no prosecutions. The militia has been
recalled and the saloons reopened.
Judge Seay did not instruct the grand
iurv to investigate the lynching of
Brooks today, but announced that he
wyll do so later.
City Quiet Today.
The city is quiet after a day of the
wildest excitement yesterday.
It is believed Frank McCue, the
white prisoner charged with the mur
der of Earl Mabry, was taken to
The negroes, Oates and Robinson, are
now in jail at Cleburne.
After Brooks was hanged yesterday,
Dallas, for nearly three hours was in
the hands of the mob, before it learned
that the other negroes hal been ic
moved. Yesterday's Trouble.
Immediately after his arrest lust
week; Brooks was taken out of
cltv for safe keeping. He was returned
early yesterday morning -and taken to
the court house to await his trial in
the criminal court. A great crowd
gathered early and when attorneys for
the defence who had been appointed by
the court began arguments in behalf of
a postponement of the trial until today,
rumors started through the crowd that
a change of venue had been granted.
Court House Is Charged.
This statement caused a demonstra
tion and the coiirt house was charged
by the mob. Officers were overpowered.
The locked doors of the court room
were wrecked and the negro, crouch
ing in a corner and praying, was seized
by the leaders of the mob.
This was in the second story of the
building. Outside the main body of
the mob was waiting. A rope was
ready and- when it was announced from
the window that the negro had been
taken, the rope was thrown Into the
room. The noose was placed about
Che prisoner's neck and he was pulled
and thrown from the building fighting
like a tiger for his life. He struck
the pavement on his forehead and broke
his neck and fractured his skull in the
fall of 30 feet.
Body Dragged in Street.
Instantly dozens of men jumped on
him and his face was kicked into a
pulp and he was bruised all over, dying ,
within a few minutes. A score oi men
seized the rope and at the head of the
mob dragged the negro's body 12 blocks
un Main street to the Elks' arch which
was erected during the Elks' national .
convention here in 1908 and there it was j
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FQUKED ON THE SEATS
Senate Completes Hearings.
Collector S'harpe Sees
"Washington, D. C, March 4. Father
"W. H. Ketcham closed all hearings be
fore the senate committee on territories
today. There will be an extra meeting
Saturday to prepare the report and 't
is expected that the bill and report will
be presented to the senate Monday.
Cecil Lyon, state Republican chair
man of Tex"as."SccompanI6a'" A. JU
Sharpe, collector of customs at El Paso, r
to see secretary or the treasury ana
thence to the white house today to see
Mr. Taft- IJyon returns home tonight.
Chairman Bursom, of the New Mexico
Republicans, will return from New Tor
Delegate Cameron, of Arizona, was at
the white house today.
Hoval A. Smith will arrive here from
Boston Tuesday. He is territorial Re
publican chairman of Arizona.
The Indian appropriation bill will be
reported to the senate early next week.
El Paso Bankers Get Court
Decision Against For
Judgment for over 15,000 was render
ed In favor of the First National bank
and C. N. Bassett, of this city, against
J. F. Mitchim, formerly publisher of the
Evening News, of El Paso, and who is
here to undergo a medical examination
in an endeavor to have set aside the
bond forfeiture in the case wherein he
is charged with the murder of Monroe
Most of the indebtedness was contract"
ed in -the conduct of the News while
while Mitchim was editor of the paper,
and the plaintiffs are protected f by se
curities of the Automatic Telephone
company in the sum of $40,000 which
Mitchim deposited with the bank in De
The- exact amount of the judgments
oralncf lifm Vine nirf htun ilntnrmlnnj
t jg to the fact that on some notes
nortion of the principal wa naM nmi
on others, interest was paid for several
GRAND JURY RETCRNS
Rills Returned Charge of Burglary nnd
Other Offences Jnry Adjourns
For the Term.
Prior to adjourning sine die, the
grand jury for the January term of the
district court returned nine indictments
this morning, all but one being oh
charges of burglary or offences con
Emmett Winter was indicted on two
charges of burglary and. two of theft
over 9&o; Bennle Thompson was in
dicted on one charge of burglary and
ono charge of theft over $50. Leek
Thaddeus and his wife Mary Thaddeus.
negroes, were indicted on one count
each on the charge of receiving and
concealing stolen property over the
value of $50.
There was one indicement against
an American charged with robbery by
exhibiting firearms, but he is not in
EXAMINATION OF GIFFORD
PINCHOT IS VERY SLOW
Washington, D. C, March 4. The
cross examination of Gifford Pinchot
proceeded slowly before the conn-r
i slonal committee today. Mr. Vertres
a-na mt. .Pinchot argued almost contin
uouslj' as to inferences to be drawn
from the documentary evidence.
ACCUSED 'OF SHORTAGE
IN EXPRESS FUNDS
"Waco, Tex., March 4. R. L. Claxton
was arrested on the M.. K. & T. train
here today charged with embezzling
funds of the express company at High
bank. Falls county. Claxton was en route
to Fort Worth and had several hundred
dollars in his possession.
GENERAL STRIKE IN
TODAY LAST DAY THE UNIONS WORK
PHILADELPHIA IS ON
Pkiladelphln, Pa., March 4. All hope of reaching an amicable settlement
in the street car strike having been abandoned, the leaders of tha labor union:
devoted the day to preparing for a general ivalk out of organized ivorSmen,
ivhich goes Into effect at midnight.
The directors of the company met today, but nothing was given out as to
whether the company -will answer the reqnest of the men for arbitration.
The number of men that will obey the strike order cannot even be approx
imated. The anions claim an affiliated membership of 100,000. Director of public
safety Henry Clay 'declares from investigation that he believes only 20,000
will respond to tha leaders.
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Ice is going up, kyes, but not very
much, no. Sov at least say the ice mag
nates of El Paso. They admit that
it is going up in price of course but
deny that it Is going up very high,
like meat, for instance.
And the reason is this, as they give
it: Last year nobody made any money.
In fact the El Paso Ice and Refrigera
tor company ilost money, while the Con
sumers Ice company about broke even.
Now. of course, nobody asks the Ice
companies to go in -the charity business.
Far be such from the dear public.
Rumor that ice prices would jump
skyward with the first breath of sum
mer doubtless has found root In the
prospective sale of the EI Paso company
plant. But according to "W. W. Fink,
since the first of the month in charge
MAY BE TRIMMED
,St. Louis and Chicago Are
-- Trying to Regain Lost
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Chicago, 111., March 4. A demand for
a reduction of freight rates to Texas
and the southwest, which, will enable
Chicago and St. Louis tQ regain busi
ness lost to eastern merchants on ac
count of the low water tariffs from
New York, was placed before a com
mittee of western railroads yesterday.
The controversy is an old one, being
brought about by a rate war between
the water lines from New York to
Texas, which started about the time
the railroads advanced the rates to
Texaa about 10 percent- -
AV. A. NAILIi DENIED NEW
-TRIAL. BY JUDGE HARPER
Notice of Appeal Is Filed, But in De
fault of 5000 Bond the Defendant
Goes Back to Jail.
W. A. Naill was denied a new trial on
the charge of attempting to bribe
assistant city attorney Volney M.
Brown, when the motion was'heard by
judge Harper Thursday afternoon.
Notice of appeal was presented and his
bond fixed at $5000 in default of which
he returned to the county jail.
The contention on which Naill's attor-nej-s
asked for a rehearing of the case
was that Volney Brown had been ap
pointed assistant city attorney whereas
the city charter grants the council the
right to appoint a deputy city attorney,
but does not mention the title assistant.
It was also argued that no specific
amount of money had been mentioned
in the alleged attempt to bribe, but the
court overruled the motion.
Nalll was convjeted by a jury in the
34th district court last week and sen
tenced to serve two years in the peni
tentiary. f5"3- 4--5---5-'$- 4"r
REMOVED FROM MINE.
Peorm. 111., March 4 The
bodies of 61 miners in the St.
Paul mine at Cherry. 111., were
discovered yesterday and
brought to the surface todav, so
decomposed that identification Is
MOUNTED POLICEMEN PKOTECTfNe
CAB TEOM ATTACK
of the plant, he will receive a lease,
if the deal Is made. A. Courchesne is
the present owner, and last year's fail
ure seems to have encouraged him to
unload for a few years. But Mr. Fink
says the price of ice will only go up a
"There will be no material raise,"
says E. J. Peterson, of the Consumers
company. "Ice was too low in El Paso
last year, that is. In accordance with
the cost of production."
The slippery stuff that fills refrig
erators and makes julips and lemonades
possible, cost between 40 and 45 cents
the 100 pounds delivered during last
Now the ice men do not say how
much higher it is going this year. They
only say It will go up all right, but only
to a "fair figure.''
Is First to Graduate in Mex-
. ico as "Farming
Ernesto Guerro, student at tho
Juarez Agricultural college, bears dis
tinction as being the first of all Mexico
to receive the title of""Ingenieros Agro
nomos' "farming engineer." The
young Mexican was the first to pass his
examinations at the college, and yes
terday he received his diploma.
The new title,' recently created, is
destined to carry much prestige
throughout the republic. As yet no
students have been graduated from the
national school at the City of Mexico,
and so Guerro is the first to receive
hfc "I. A."
At the Juarez college the students
dined the first graduate in the school's
history (the college has been estab
lished only four years) and students
and faculty made speeches. Sr. Guerro
soon will leave for Chiapas where a
position, with a wealthy ranchman, has
Graduation as the first "farming en
gineer" in Mexico Is of especial signi
ficance, no doubt, because the man is of
a poor family, coming from Musqulz. He
has worked overly hard during the last
year in order to be the first to pass his
tests and receive the first "I. A." to be
conferred in his native land.
EL PASOAN GETS
Otto P. Kroeger to Build
Structure in Ft. Worth
An El Paso contractor has secured
the contract for a ?150.000 building at
Fort Worth. The- Otto P. Kroeger Con
struction company has been given the
contract for building Fort Worth Hall
of the Southwestern Baptist Tneologlcal
Otto P. Kroeger, the head of the El
Paso contracting firm. Is now at Fort
Worth signing the contract and ar
ranging1 for the construction work to
begin at once. The contract price of
SI 50.000 includes the building complete
-with lighting, heating and plumbing.
1? t jn "ts xk srk iFr
May Prevent Prosecution in
Many Counties Where
Law Is Violated.
Austin, Tex., March 4. Attorney gen
eral Davidson today was asked whether
judge Ramsey's decision which practical-
ly results in knocking outline local op-
lr i r j:.!.! :n t
those districts to hold new elections.
Davidson refused to give an opinion un
til an actual case should be referred to
As a result of judge Ramsey's de
cision, which holds that the new law
making It felony to sell liquor in local
option districts does not apply except
In those counties which adopted local
option in the last few months, will ef
fect practically every local option dis
trict In Texas. A number of prominent
lawyers here declare that under this
ruling a" man can sell liquor in a local
option district and not be tried even
for a misdemeanor.
CLAIM NON UNION MEN ARE
EMPLOYED ON MONUMENT
Austin, Tex., March 4. Complaint
was submitted to labor commissioner
Myers (today that non-union labor is be
ing emploj-ed on tho monument to Sam
Houston at Hunts-vllle.
The contract was let to Pompelo
Copplni, of San Antonio, one stipulation
being that union labor only would be
employed. Coppini sublet it to Charles
Lucas, of San Antonio, who chartered
the Texas Granite company. It is al
leged that this was done as a subter
fuge to avoid using union labor. Myers
SHREYEPORT MEN BUY
Muskogee, Okla., March 4. Dale Gear
and Leon Kahn, owners of the Shreve
port team of the Texas league, today
purchased Muskogee's franchise in the
Western association. Lee Garven will
manage the Muskogee team. Joe Gard
ner, of Dallas, who wanted to buy the
franchise, arrived here ten minutes aft
er the deal was closed.
Pekin, China, Mnrch 4. The Russian government in a formal note. ha
rejected China's proposal for the construction of the Algnn and Chlnchov?
The Russian note includes counter proposal for the extension of the Kal
gan railroad by foreign capital to Baikal, Russia to hnild the Siberian sec
tion. This proposal as well as the Russian rejection of ihe Aigun plan Is
based upon a promise hich the Russian government alleges China gave la
1S0S, that she would not construct any railways north of Pekin withoat first
consulting the Russian government.
PRESAGES EARLY RIO GRANDE FLOODS
Santa Fe, N. M.. March 4. The new bridge over the Chnma, at Abiquin,
wns destroyed In part today by ice coming down the river in pieces, weighing
three to four tons nnd projecting three to four feet aboe the water level.
This early breaking up of the Ice gorges prcsngss early floods in the RIo
The ice Clow Is unprecedented In the memory of the oldest inhabitants.
Along the banks of the river, the Ice Is piled high causingniuch damage
to the low agricultural lands.
It will take two months before this Ice can melt.
Mot Only Has the Toll Been
Heavy in Life in North
west, But in Cash.
Floods and Snow and Earth
slides Alike Cause Tre
mendous Property Loss.
Seattle. Wash., March 4. Culminating:
in the Wellington disaster, the storms
and avalanches of the last ten days
have been responsible for the loss ot
about two and a half million dollars
to the railroads of the Pacific North
west. The Great Northern is the heav
iest loser. Its lines through the Cas
cades have "oeen tied up since the mid
dle of last week. The avalanche at
Wellington is estimated to have cost
the company a million and a half dol
The floods have been equally dam
aging. After causing a loss of a mil
lion and a half in central and eastern
Washington, the floods are beginning
to subside, although the water i3 still
covering the streets in the towns of
the Palouse wheat country and the fruit
belt in the central part pf the state
Towns along the Snake and Clear
Water rivers in Washington and Idaho
have had no mail since Sunday and
business is practically suspended- Col
fax Is in bad shape. The fuel famin
has been partly relieved but drinking
water is very scarce.
Dayton and the upper Touchet and
Petit valleys were swept by floods yes
terday. The Wellington Avalanche.
A report circulated, late last night
that one person had been found alive
in a car excavated from the wreck
age at Wellington has caused great ex
citement but so far is unconfirmed as
the wires again failed during last
night's hard storm.
The survivors and members of early
relief parties returning from Welling
ton say the evidences of the power of
the avalanches were seen on every
hand. The body of Thelma Davis, a
threeyearold baby, wj found at tha
base of a tree, bound around with iron
pipes and rods torn from the cars by
the icy mass.
The trip over the trail to Scenic la
exceedingly hazardous and railroad of
ficials are warning sightseers to stay
away. Great masses or snow hang
over the bluffs ready to fall without a
A snowstorm which started last night
changed to a drenching rain this morn
ing? increasing the discomfort and. dan
ger to the rescue parties.
Great Damage te Roads.
Ogden, Utah, March 4. Assistant su
perintendent Fitzpatrick, of the South
ern Pacific, who made a drive over
land from Palisade to Battle Mountain,
Nev., reports it will be fully 10 days
before overland traffic can be restored
The roadbed is completely washed out In,
places in Palisade canyon and several
bridges require rebuilding. All trains
eastbound and westbound are now being
detoured by way of Portland-
VETERAN OF TWO WARS, DIES.
Cleburne, Tex., March 4. John
Featherstone, aged S6, a veteran of
both the Mexican and civil wars, died
late yesterday and the funeral was held
this afternoon under the auspices of
the Confederate Veterans.