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El Paso, Texas,
June 9, 1910 10 Pages
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Mexican Troops Advance to
Vicinity But Ref rain From
Making an Attack.
IN THE UPRISING
Gen. Brave Placed in Com
mand of Army Ordered
Against T2ose Up in Arms
Mexico City, June 9- A special to El
Imparcial from Merida says that the
forces under Gen. Larga have advanced
to Uayama, close to Valladolid. No at
tack has been made as yet, the com
mander having decided to await' the
arrival of reinforcements in order that
he may crush the insurgents at a tlow.
Several persons thought to have been
killed have been found to have es-1
caped. Among them Alonxo Vallueneya
and Hernandez V., the mayor. The lat
ter escaped on a bicycle, dresse das a
The gunboat Zaragosa nas sailed for
Veracruz to Erogreso, a port on the
north-west side of the disturbed penin
sula, near the capital Merida, with
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military zone, with headquarters at j
Santa Cruz, Quintana Roo, adjoining
Yucatan, nas Deen oraereu iu pi w;Cv
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with 1000 men to Valladolid, where he
is epected to arrive in four days.
The gunboat Morelos, which sailed
from Veracruz with 600 soldiers, has ar
rived at Progreso.
It is feared that on the approach of
the troops the indfans will retreat into
their fastnesses only to come forth when
the troops have been withdrawn. This
has been their method xt fighting In
With telegraph wires cut and oper
ators murdered or freed to flee, definite
information is lacking as to the present
situation at Valladolid. The govern
ment authorities estimate the number
of killed at 40.
More than 2000 indians are said to
have been engaged in the attack upon
the towns. At last accounts the insur
gents held the town, having fortified
themselves in the jail and other build
ings. Federal and state troops and volun
teers numbering more than 1000 men,
are concentrating at Izitas, a short dis
tance from Valladolid,, and are about
to march upon-the rebels, according to
Cause of Outbreak.
Reports as to the cause of the out
break are conflicting. One declared
that it began with a protest against
certain orders issued by the civil of
ficer in charge of the municipality
known as the "jefe politico," while
others say that it was the result ofa
drunken spree. "Whatever its origin, it
appears to have had some semblance of
organization and is said to have been
led by political malcontents, one an
army officer banished a few months
ago to Yucatan for sympathies for Gen
The first attack was made upon toe
building where all public offices are lo
cated. After sacking this building, the
rioters turned their attention to the
jefe politico, named Regil. The battle
had begun in the night and it was 2
oclock when the attack was made on
the building where Regil and many
cltzens bad taken refuge.
14 bloody butchery followed. Regil's
wife left her four children and went
to the assistance of her husband, seek
ing through tears and prayer to reach
the hearts of the infuriated raiders.
"Rpiril was cut down before her eyes and
h?o horiv tm?; hacked to nieces. The i
wife also is said to have been murdered
as were all the men in the building,
numbering about 20. Later the five or
fcix gendarmes in the town met a sim
The people of the town were terrified.
Many fled in the direction of Merida.
Among those reported to have been
killed are Jose Trlay, chief of the tele
graph office at Valladolid; Alonzo V.
Ar.nueva and Demetrio Rivero, mer
chants, whose stores were also sacked.
It is said that Triay was put to
daeth after suffering horrible tortures.
Man Arrested at Monterey for Oppos
ing Diaz s Locked Up and the Ex
citement Is Considerable.
Monterey, Mex., June 9. Without any
defence Francisco L Madero. candidate
for the presidency of the republic, who
was arrested Sunday night, stood before
judge Trevano Wednesday and listened
to the court declare him a formal pris
oner. Subsequently he stated that he had
refused the privilege of defence on the
ground that he has no faith in justice
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AGED WOMAN IS
ROBBED AND BURNED
Leavenworth, Ivans., June O. Elizabeth Schultz a wealthy widow, 74 years
old, was found murdered early today in her home within a block of the police
station. It is believed robbery was the motive. The murderer set fire to the
house after killing: the woman. The woman's arms were partly burned off. It
is said Mrs. Schultz wa. worth half a million and kept a large sum In her house.
Retail Merchants Again Pro
test Against Insurance
El Paso's insurance situation is be
coming more critical eaeh day. An ap
peal to governor Campbell by wire has
been made by the Retail Merchants'
league. Hundreds of citizens have
found that their insurance rates are ab
solutely prohibitive and they are being
forced to cancel their insurance policies.
Banks report that many of the smaller
merchants are canceling their policies
as the only means of escaping the toll
of the Insurance trust, and the situation
is being viewed with alarm by the
banks as such a condition is dangerous
for the business interests of the city
and is in need of immediate correction.
Charging that the insurance rates
are not only excessive but unfair and
that the companies, through their
rpnrcspntativfis lmrfi broken faith with
j the people of this city, governor Camp
bell is urged to use his power in iur
nishing this city and Its business in
terests immediate relief from the out
rageous lates which promise to de
stroy the present business prosperity
of El Paso.
j.ne telegram, wmen nas oeeii
The teleerram. which has been for
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waraett to governor uamppcu u,y cue
Retall Merchants'" league, reads:
We pray that your power De used
t relieve our people from having to
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levied upon them, which is outrageous j
t-iot. tho tcuranpo T-n Toe "snnrrnT in ne
as compared to their losses, ana tne
hazard of their business in this city;
Destructive to the credit of our people,
and absolutely prohibtive to existing
business as well as any. new Interest in
tending to locate here.
"Our citizens welcome a fair insur
ance law, but protest against a law
permitting an insurance trust, giving
companies operating under it tlje right
to actually confiscate property, which is
now the true state of affairs in this
"We charge that the companies,
through their representatives, also
broke faith with our people in that
they promised not to enforce collection
of increased rates until we were heard
before the commission June 21. In con
clusion, unless we sret nromnt relief. In
our opinion, the present insurance rates
will largely wipe out the business in
terest of El Paso."
TRAIN DASHES - '
Three Men Are Killed, Two
Eatally and Six Slightly
St. Louis, Mo., June 9. Three men
were killed, two fatally injured and six
others seriously hurt when the St.
Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern fast
mall train for Texas was wreckea near
the city liro,ts early today. The train
jumped the track while rounding a
curve and crashed through the walls of
the building of the Miller Manufactur
ing company. All the dead and fatally
InjJured are trainmen.
BUCKET SHOP MEN
MUST GO TO TRIAL
Philadelphia, Pa., June 9. Judge Mc
pherson In the United States district
court today decided that the alleged
bucket shop men arrested here four
weeks ago must go to Washington for
trial. They had resisted extradition.
The cases are included In the govern
ment's campaign against bucket shop
pers in various large cities of the coun
try. An appeal was immediately taken to
the supreme court of the United States.
The defendants are Thomas Campbell,
Marshall Parrish, Humphrey Owens.
Harry Stenipf, George Turner and Albert
IRord. Thev were arrested at the time
the Washington authorities made a raid
on the oucKet snops or .Baltimore, .rnii
adelphia, Jersey City and New York.
DUKE WIIL 91 IKE MOVING
PICTURES IN SIERRA MADRE
"Uncle of tho Klnjc of Portugal and
Grandson of Louis Philippe, Will
Soon Be Near El Paso.
Ferdinand, duke de Montpensier,
uncle of the king of Portugal, brother
of the due d'Orleans, pretender to the
throne of France, and grandson of king
Louis Philippe, is novc in Mexico CUy
en route to Chihuahua, to become the
guest of governor Jose Maria Sanchez
on a hunting expedition in the Sierra
Mndre, where the duke Tvill operate a
movlntr nioture machine in an attempt
to get some pictures of bear, tigers, j
lions and other animals.
Pumper and Section Fore
man at Alpine Forced to
Leave Their Duties.
Armed, masked men appeared at the
pump house of the G. H. at Alpine
Tuesday night and drove the section
foreman and pumper there on duty
away from their work. The foreman
and pumper caught G. H. train No. 9
and went to Marfa and reported the in
cident to the captain of rangers at
Marfa, Capt. Bailey, who accompanied
the men back to Alpine Wednesday
morning and have been at work since,
under the guard of officers.
The identity of the men who forced
the employes from work is not known,
silk handkerchiefs on the lower part of j
their faces. The leader of the gang
rapped on the door of the pump house
with ftie butt of a revolver and threat
ened the men if they did not stop -work
Alpine Offers protection.
The men are at wont Thursday, pro
tected by officers, and J. L. Crawford,
president of the Alpine Business Men's
club, has wired superintendent G. S.
Waid, of the El Paso division, by West
ern Union, as follows:
Alpine. Tex., June S. 1910.
G. S. Waid, Superintendent G. H. &
S. A.. El Paso, Tex.:
The county officers and substantial
citizenship of Alpine will protect the
property and employes of the railroad
company as good officers and citizens
should do and all merchants, except
one, will iell the strike breakers any
thing they want for money.
(Signed.) J- L. Crawford,
President Business Men's Club.
Mr. Waid has wired the following re
ply by Western Unlon,to -OT-.-Van.t
Sickle. G. H. legal representative at Al
pine: W. Van Sickle, Alpine, Tex.:
Please express to president Crawford
and members of the Alpine Business
Men's club my sincere appreciation of
their action as expressed In telegram
yesterday. I feel that all good citizens
should be with us in the preservation
of law and order and am pleased to
know that they feel as I do about it.
(Signed.) G. S. Waid.
Superintendent Waid Thursday made
an official report to the general of
ficers of the G.'H., to the effect that
all the pumps on the El Paso division
of the G. H. were working and that the
vacancies amoncr the section foremen ,
were being filled. The report was of i
an optimistic tenor and shows condl- ,
tions favorable to the road. J
I Four section foremen were sent out
to points along the line on the El Paso
division Thursday to take the places
of striking employes.
Superintendent Waid characterized as
a falsehood tlie statement that section
foreman Cafleld, of Marathon, had
joined the ranks of the Strikers and
stated that the report that an assistant
superintendent of the G. H. was oper
ating a pump at Pumpville, was untrue.
"There has been no assistant suoerin
tendent operating the pump there or
at any other place," said .Mr. Waid
"TT"V,n -1T-V l-i..fk -i-f f l?nla rkTi fKn. f!r-lnc
line, we have not been reduced to the '
necessitv of having them operate the
HEIKE CASE IS
READY FOR JURY
American Sugar Trust Offi-
cials Ma Know Fate
New York, June 9. Charles R. Heike,
secretary of the American Sugar Refin
ing company, and his two former sub
ordinates on trial with him, charged
with conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment by the fraudulent weighing of
sugar imports, may know by tonight
whether the law holds them guilty or
This is probable, as the summing up
by counsel for the government and the
defence will be completed and the case
will go to the jury 'this afternoon.
ENGLISHMEN LAUD GUILD
HALL SPEECH OF ROOSEVELT
London, Eng., June 9. Dorchester
House, the residence of "Whitelaw Reld,
was tho scene yesterday of two func
tions in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roose
velt a reception in the afternoon to
the members of the Pilgrims and
American Societies and a farewell in
the evening. Roosevelt spent his last
day in England resting in the country.
Hundreds of letters commenting on his
Guild Hall speech are pouring in. The
great majority of them are laudatory,
but some are abusive.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY
IS MEETING IN FT. WORTH
Ft. Worth, Tex., June 9. A hundred
or more additional delegates from
southwestern cities arrived late last
night and this mdrning for the inter
state convention of the Young People's
Society of Christian Endeavor, which
met here this morning.
Carl Beeman, of Dallas, the president,
presided.. During t,he forenoon, routine
business was transacted, including the
appointment of various committees.
This afternoon was devoted to reports
of departments and district superintendents
20 Business Men Contribute
$10 Each by Unique Letter
H. B. STEVENS
STARTS THE PLAN
To save the babies, 20 business men
have depostied $200 in the bank to the
babies" relief fund for buying ice and
milk for the little ones and for the
clinic which the Woman's Charity asso
ciation has established, '''he $200 is the
result of a friendly little holdup game
wnich has been going on among the
merchants and business men. One busi
ness man, learning of the good work
the women were undertaking, conceived
the idea of starting a round robin sub
scription list. Taking a check for $10
he attached it to a leter stating the pur
pose of the baby fund movement and
sent it to another business man. This
man attached $10 to the letter and sent
it on after the fashion of a chain let
ter. When 20 signatures had been ob
tained to the list it was returned to
the originator of the idea and $200
was added to the "save the babies" fund.
The letter and the subscribers to the
fund are as follows:
Dear sir You are probably fully
posted in regard to the babies' clinic
which the Woman's Charity association
is trying to raise funds to inaugurate.
The reports of the city health de
partment show that more than 50 per
cent of the deaths in this city are in
fants. It is the purpose of the associa
to help decrease this alarming mortal
ity and they are now trying to raise
funds to distribute ice and milk and
other necessary articles to baoies
through the summer months, to those
who are unable to pay for them, and
also to hire a nurse to take care of
sick babies and at the same time to
teach the mothers to take care of them
as" well as themselves.
To enable them to carry out this
worthy project, the women axe asking
for special contributions. Believing this
to be the most worthy enterprise ever
started In El Paso and lime, that will ap
peal to big hearted men and women. I
am atatching my check for $10. Will
you attach yours for a like amount and
send this letter to some friend of yours
who will dd the same and pass it t, to
some friend" of his.
When the 20th -signature is appended
to the letter, kindly return to me or to
Mrs. Wm. H. F. Judd, treasurer of the
Woman's- Charity association.
Yours for charity,
H. B. Stevens.
The signatures attached to the let
ter are those of the following persons:
James G. McXary, L. E. Booker, Z T.
White, O. H. Baum, A. P. Coles, J- H.
Coons A. Krakauer, Felix Martinez.
A. Courchesne. E. Kohlberg, S. Aron
stein, J. F. Williams, August G. An
dreas. L. Lindsay, J. J- Longwell.
Richard Caples, Houck & Dieter com
pany, W. R. Brown, W. G. Walz.
GALE SWEEPS DQWN
THE OHIO RIVER j
Cairo. 111., June 9. A severe gale
swept down the Ohio river in this sec
tion early this morning, uprooting trees,
blowing down telegraph poles and chim
neys. The ferryboat "Three State." was
blown from her moorings and carried
down the river. Her fate as yet is un
known. It Is believed only a negro
whatchman was aboard.
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Charles D. Norton, of Chicago, assist
ant secretary of the treasury, who has
succeeded Fred W. Carpenter as sec
retary to president Taft. President
Taft is believed to want as secretary
a man who will be in a way an "assist
ant president," and Norton is thought
to have the Qualities for such an office.
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Louis nnd Temple Abernnthy ami their dog, vhlch is makinpr the trip
Yrtth them from Oklahoma to Xcxv York, vrhere the boys are riding alone oh
horseback to greet Col. Iloosevelt. Below N a snapshot of the boys, taken in
Washington. Temple, with a camera, Is about to take a photograph of a
United States soldier and Is directing him to pose. The two boys are being
lionized in Washington, but recently refused to accept an invitation to call on
speaker Cannon snd vice president Sherman with the remark that they had
never heard much about "them men."
Platform of the Remiblican
Party Also Endorses Tar- j
iff Bill Iowa Stands Pat.
Milwaukee, is., June 9. The admin
istration of president Taft was strongly
endorsed in the platform unanimously
adopted by the Republican state con
vention today. The present tariff law
is approved and the provisions for max
imum and minimum schedules and fu
ture scientific revisions are commended.
Stand Patters Win.
Des Moines, la. .lune 9. With only
two counties to hear from, the majority
for Carroll, the "Stand pat" Republican
candidate for governor, is S400, accord
ing to the TJaily Capital and 4400, ac
cording to tho Register and Leader.
The "stand pat" element claims a ma
jority of 150 delegates in the conven
tion nnri a nintform endorsinc: the Taft
administration and coring the insurg
ents, particularly senator Cummins, will
WOMAN BURNED TO
DEATH BY KEROSINE
San Antonio, Tex., June 9.
inadvertently hurling kerosene
over live coals in an effort to
kindle a fire preparatory to
'cooking the evening meal, Mrs.
Martha Lange. aged 27, was so
badly burned last night that her
death resulted in six hours. The
explosion threw ignited fluid
over the woman from head to
foot, causing terrible suffering.
COOK'S FRIEND IS
HOT AFTER PEARY
Alleges That Explorer Took
All-He Had THien He
Berlin. Germany, June 9. Commander
Robert E. Peary, who was served here
yesterday with papers in a suit brought
by Rudolph Francke, left for London
this morning. The American explorer
has placed the matter of litigation in
the hands of ambassador Hill.
Francke was associated with Pr. Cook
in the North Polar exploration and al
leges that Peary "found him ill at Etah
arid took advantage of his condition to
take his collection of furs and Nar
whale teeth as the' price for transport
ing him homeward. .
Francke demands $10,000 as the value
of the arctic products, which he claims
he handed over.
BRAKEMAN FALLS TO DEATH.
Tyler, Tex., June 9. John Borrer. a
brakeman on the Cotton Belt railroad,
was probably fatally injured here last
night when he fell from a locomotive,
sustaining injuries on the head and
shoulders. He Aas taken to the hos
pital at Texarkana.
DROPS DEAD AT HILI.SBORO.
Hillsboro. Tex.. June 9. James F.
Hooker, aged 6S. a confederate veteran
and pioneer, dropped dead here early
this morning while dressing. Death
was due to heart failure. He was pre
paring to make a trip.
BATH TUB TRUST NOW
Nevr York, N. Y.. June 9. And now It Is the ''bath tub trust," sixteen eora-
pnnlcs nre involved in the proposed new combination, which K being talked
of on V.'all xtrect. They vill manufacture not only bath tubs but almost
every other kind of sanitary enameled device. It I said a rni.se In the retail
prices of UO to 30 percent Is contemplated.
FARMERS TURN THEIR
BERRIES INTO AUTOS
Cairo, III., .Tuue D. Fr.rracn of Pnlnnkl county have solved the problem
of turnihtr Mrnwberrlcs into automobiles. The strawberry crop of that count?
has brought a quarter of a million dollars to Vie farmers, and from the profits
4iinny have bought automobiles.
National Bank of Commerce
And First National Will
Hereafter Be One.
Capital of the New Bank Is
800,000 and the Deposits
The Xational Bank of Commerce and
the First National bank will consolidate
This announcement was made by tie
directors of the two Institutions Thurs
day, after a meeting which was held
Wednesday to complete the arrange
ments for the consolidation. The con
solidated bank will be known under the
name of the older institution, the First
Vationnl bnnk, -which was the strongest
bank in the southwest even before the
merger. It will have a combined capital
and surplus of $S0O,0OO, with deposits
of over $4,000,000 and resources of more
To give El Pnso a big Institu
tion with sufficient strengta t
finance the largest undertakings, is tl
reason Riven by the directors for
consolidation. The directors of the
Miidated bank will include all of
present directors of the two banks w
the addition of A. Krakauer, H. B. Stev
ens, X. T. White, J- W. Zollers and
S. Lontr. These nnmes have been aAt(j
to the directorate together with cftt-,-strong
financial men of the city, w&t
names are not yet made known.
Tho date set for the consolidation U
been fixed as July 15th, at Which time
the strength of the two banks will be
combined in a greater First National
bank for a greater El Paso. Xotblnjr
definite has yet been announced as to
the personnel of the official force of the
new bank, although it is known that
the officials of both institutions will be
retained In the new organization.
It has been known for the past Knontb.
that a combination of local banks was
being considered, although nothing defi
nite was decided until the meeting of
the directors of the First National and
the Bank of Commerce AVednesday. This
1 conference resulted in an agreement to
join forces under the name of the older
Institution and with a capital stock
-xeater than any in the southwest.
CITY NATIONAL BANK
Directors Think $150,000 Is
Too Small Capitali
zation. Announcement has been made by the
directors of the Citv National bank
that the capital' stock of the institution
has been increased from $150,000 to
$300,000. The bank was first organized
with a capital stock of $100,000 but the
business demanded a larger capital
and this amount was raised to $150,000.
At the last meeting of the directors It
was voted to double the capitalization,
making the total $300,000.
ALLEGED TEXAS BANK
SWINDLER IS ARRESTED
Dalhart, Tex., June y. The American,
Bankers association wires the First
National bank this morning that Chas.
S. Meeker, ah alleged international
bank crook, has been turned over to the
Texas authuorlties and to send a sheriff
to New York for the man at once.
Sheriff McCanlish. of Dalhart. leaves
tonight for his man. It is an import
ant case. His alleged irregular methods
caught the banks all through the south
west. NOTED ENGLISHMAN DIES.
London. Eng., June 9. Sir George
Newnes. founder of the Westminster
Gazette. Tid Bits and the Strand Maga
zine, and donor of the international
chess trophy bearing his name, died to
day. He was born in March. 1S51, and
was a Liberal member of parliament.