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EL PASO, TEXAS,
April 27, 1912 28 Pages
POIR SKCTIOrfS TODAY.
Fair tonight and Sunday.
.i?.i mi ftt nt. i i- k
UilJnl ill I Lll
Americans in Danger on the
Mexican Pacific Coast Are
Heard From by Friends.
OF SINALOA FIGHT
San Francisco. CaL, April 27. The
1 nited States army transport Buford,
ttLlch received orders from Washing
ton yesterday to sail to ports on the
west coast of Mexico and take aboard
American refugees, will leave port here
Monday noon. This date was decided
upon by army officials as the earliest
possible moment at which the ship
could be put In readiness.
The Buford was sent to dry dock to-
da and the work of fitting the trans-
port for the voyage is being rushed
i an emergency crew of mechanicians.
Capt Frank B. Healy, who will be
in command of the ship, will carry a
full quota of doctors and nurses. It has
been decided to take a number of
-b omen nurses, if this plan is sanctioned
Washington, on account of the cer
tainty that a large number of the refu
gees are women and children.
Washington. D. C, April 27. Reas-
Apru .'. r.eas-
curing advices were received today at ' the rebel ramy soutn or Keiiano almost
tr.r state department from Mexican the whole of the federal force has fall
points. Americans In Los Merchis and en back on Bermejillo and the towns
Ksperanza, Sonora, where serious con- , near there, thus making improbable a
ditions were reported several days ago, ( battle within the next week or ten
are said to be safe. It Is from this
point that Americans will be taken by
tue armj transport Buford.
The Yaqui Indians are reported to
have quieted down. Tranquil conditions
ar also said to exist at Saltillo. Coa
l uila. and Uuvia. de Oro, in Durango.
Only rumors have come to the state
department that Great Britain would
send a warship to the west coast of
Americans Repels e Attack.
Chicago, 111. A -ml 27. Two of the
fne Americans who recently repulsed
an attack made by bandits on the
American hacienda Quimchio on the
n naloa-Tepk border in Mexico, saving
eight women and children by walking
- miles and escaping in canoes to
l eacapan, were Chicagoans.
were William StimDSon. 20
tars old and Guy L. Jones. 31 vears
Id Stimpson left Chicago for Mexico i
two years. The last letters received
1-v the families of the men was nosteri
at QuimicMo, April 12.
iu the letter dated April 12, Jones
said the form of government was i
tierywnere present but the substance .
o Bfforts to Make Arrests. !
xiie a.cK.ms or a rancn win De re-
ported to the local magistrate." he
rote. "The magistrate will go through
all the form of getting a description of
the marauders, file complaints against
them, report it to the next town and
go through all the red tape, bat when
It came down to the hunting the men
the police would look evey place but
where the men are likely to be found."
Jones, who Is a Harvard (graduate,
wrote that "there Is no authority any
where to enforce the laws."
In the Madero revolution, about 500
of the 2000 peons on the hacienda
Joined the revolutionary forces and told
of weapons and horses -which has been
secreted. The revolutionists returned
after one visit to the place and seized
the weapons and drove off the horses.
The hacienda contains 90.000 acres and
s owned by a Los Angeles syndicate.
BRITAIN SENDS WAR
VESSEL TO MEXICO
Isfcfamian Railroad Is Cut;
Rebels Shoot Up Pas-
Mexico City. Mex., April 27. A Brit
ish war vessel is on the way to Mex
ico's west coast to afford a refuge for
subjects of Great Britain.
This information Is secured from an
authoritative source. No Information
could be had at the British legation,
but the minister has been advised, it is
said, that another warship will be sent
to the gulf coast for a like purpose.
In both cases the action is the re
sult of an understanding between
European powers with a probability
that other nations having interests in
Mexico or citizens in considerable
number -will follow suit.
Isthmian Railway CHt.
Persons arriving here from the
isthmus of Tehuantepec bring informa
tion of various bands of insnrrectos
whose depredations along the line of
the Pan-American railway have put
that line practically out of commission.
Federal troops are In control of the
larger towns, but their efforts to re
build bridges and repair the railway
are balked by rebels who undo the
Ten days ago at Union Hidalgo, one
of the principal towns on the Pan
American railway, a troop train was
fired upon by rebels. The federals were
forced to retire and lost one officer
killed State volunteers are rendering
valuable service in cooperation with the
Trala Attacked By Rebels.
A Mexico-Cuernavaca passenger tralo
carrying an escort of SO ru rales ran
Into an ambuscade of rebels yesterday
near Tres Marias. 28 miles from the
Morelos capital, and was forced to
turn back after nine of the guards had
A warning was received at Tres
Marias that there were Zapatistas in
the vicinity, and nine rurales in charge
of a lieutenant proceeded on foot
ahead of the train. They had not gone
far when they were attacked from the
rocky side of the track.
Only the lieutenant escaped. He suc
ceeded in reaching the train, which was
hurriedly backed out of danger, leav
ing the rurales where they had fallen
N'o passengers were injured.
..id stimpson left Chicago for Mexico i At the Liberal headquarters the talk ""L." "n t . i .nnkn
last October and Jones has been em- is of an army of at least 12.000. That ' subf h" L!? ZS.4SS ,S" Pres
P'oyed there as a superintendent for I part of this army that will be re-I Colonel Roosevelt referred to Pres-
SUFFER FROM BATTLE
Tucmhi, Aric, April ". CuIIacan practically mined and Teple badly bat
tered, the vrest eeewt ef Mexico w this nornlag reported at the offices ef the
SeBthera Pacific ef Mexlee t be free from warfare for the first time la sev
eral weeks. Te-rie eeald net he heard from, the wires bbvIbc; been eat at
Advice from Mazatlan eeaffrra ea rUer reverts that Morales and" Gecr
rerc. rebel leaders, in the axsaslt oh Tepie were fcadiy wen-ided.
LeetlfH- nt ChIIhcrh eeatinuec, prae ttealiy all feastaess houses and many
private residences being ransaeked.
Twenty seeks ef swear were stolen from a raflread ear at Caliaeaa, bnt
the rebels le their anxietyto keep peace with Iraerlean Interests, returned
J ef the total.
The rebels alo fr4sbed a guard to protect the property ef the rail
road. The gunboat Gserrero arrived at Mazatlaa from Gaayraas this morning.
Fifty Soldiers Quit Madero's
Colors Federals Retreat
MAY HAVE LAID
TRAP FOR REBELS
(By Associated Press.)
Jimenez. Mex., April 27. Fifty fed
eral troops, the entire garrison of the
town of Guadalupe y Calvo, in this
state, under the command of Lieut, de
la Roche, have joined the Liberal army
and will reach Parral tomorrow, where
they will be pressed into service.
Several days ago the federal lieu
tenant being in the power of the rebels,
sent a messenger overland, stating that
he would be glad to join the colors.
The rebels consented. Gen. Salazar
leaves this afternoon on the last troop
train for Escalon. where he will direct
the southern operations of the rebels
from that point. CoL Roque Gomel
with 600 men will entrain late tonight
ror the vicinity of Sierra Mojada to
forestall a reported advance of the fed
erals upon that position.
In the face of the concentration of
i " " .; - -. .- -
days. Gen. Huerta's reconstruction of
the railroad north of Bermejillo to a
point near Zavalza is now regarded by
the rebels as a ruse to induce them to
utilize it on tneir lorwara movement
and so place at least one train load of :
r. . . . ; i
troops at the mercy of a federal soldier
manipulating a mine firer.
To Be Reinforced.
The plan of sending a thousand men
south to Escalon and to points south
east and southwest of there under com
mand of Gen. Salazar will not be
altered but it now appears probable
that Orozco will delay the closing in
movement until his forces are aug
mented by those being formed in Mlch
oacan, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon. Tamau-
Upas and Durango
Keports irom all
mese states are mat me revuiuuguBrj . ., .t.r..l-.l .ithrrai.li the nraa
movement is attaining great proper- S-sspeVchmake1 V nfcessTfor
At the Liberal headnn&rters the talk
. l l7.. X JZ -m I
according to the new plan, receive or- ,
ders to hold their positions until com- '
manded to close in at the same
the northern cavalry starts its
across the desert.
The new plan is based on the assump-
tion that the federals will not advance.
Salazar To Block Federal)).
nn VnA Salanr will ?n In t.o F!s
calon to take personal charge of the i
operations against the federals. A
large' force will be seat aoiaeast of
Escalon to Sierra Mojada. under Col.
Roque Gomez and is "n tended to pre
vent any movement northward of Gen.
Huerta's men along the trails parallel
ing the railroad on the rebels left,
and to be in a position to serve as a
flanking column when Salazar gives
the order to close in on the enemy.
Similar Drenarations have been tak
en to guard the column on its right.
Salazar believes he will be able to
direct all the fighting from his position l
at Escalon notwlthstanaing tnat it is i
In the center of what is nractically a
plain. Tb opinion at headquarters is
that the federals will never be able to
advance further north than they are at
present and that the heaviest fighting
is likely to be at Bermejillo and
Mapiml. not far from Torreon. Jimenez
will be practically deserted for a time
so far as the troops are concerned, but
it win continue to oe neaaquarters wr ,
Gen. Orozco, who now
Me hpr wltD t
him a military band.
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SLRJJjhJxU .ft. UXy3SrJKjSl
TellS President He HaS QUlt
. . , , ,r
the Rebels and Would
Issue a Manifesto.
Branlio Hernandez Is going to save
the Mexican government. He has tele
graphed to president Madero, telling
his former chief that he had separated
himself from the newest revolution and
is for the government.
The message reads: "I have separat
ed myself from the revolution. Allow
me to forward to Lie De La Barra a
th. iri. I
rmAnla afllrlnir ttl".m tn
:o -father around ;
the constituted government."
Hernandez, who has been in turn a i
professor in a Chihuahua academy, sec-
retary of the Maderista junta, private j
ln the trenches at OJinaga, secretary of
state, counter revolutionary general
and now is a United States prisoner on
the charge of conspiracy to smuggle
ammunition to Mexico He is in the
FEDERALS SKXD AMBULANCES
AND SCRGEOXS TO TOIIREOX.
Federal troops are preparing for an i
active campaign around Torreon, ac- j
cordlng to aavices receiveo. Dy jiexi- i
can consul E. C. Llorente. A train
load of Red Cross ambulances end doc- 1
tors have been sent to the front from i
u.i rt. Tnn tnr- tk. ...o
Gen. Vicatoria.no Huerta's hospital
corps ln the field.
No movement of troops has yet been
reported from Torreon, although the
consul keeps in telegraphic communi
cation -with Gen. Huerta at the front
SALARIES OF CrSTOMS
MEX IV Jl'AREZ RKTICCBD
An order cutting down the salaries
of the customs men in Juarez 10 per
cent has been caused by the decrease
in the customs receipts at the local port.
Of late there have been very few im
portations through the- local port
Declares Taft Means Well
Feebly, Which Makes Him
Tool of Corporations.
BITTERLY ASSAILS ,
TAFT ON ALL LINES
Worcester. Mass., April 27. Merci
less denunciation of president Taft
was colonel Roosevelt's reply last
aight to the president's attacks upon
Colonel Roosevelt said in part:.
"In this campaign I regard the is
sues) at stake as altogether too im
portant to permit it to be twisted into
one of personalities between president
Taft and myself. But Mr. Taft's speech
es yesterday contained statements that
I must answer. Most of what he said
needs no comment from me.
"When, for instance, he said that I
have endeavored to minimise the Im
portance of my Columbus speech, he
says what he must know to be untrue.
He cannot have read my Carnegie hall
speech, my speech at St. Louis, my
Philadelphia and Pittsburg and Louis
ville speeches, without knowing that
I have elaborated and emphasised what
I said at Columbus.
"Again when Mr. Taft in any speech
speaks of fie directly or obliquely as a
neurotic or a demogogue. or In simi
lar terms, I shall say nothing, except
to uolnt out that if he Is obliged to use
such language he had better preserve .
... T-, , - -.....-.,
ms own t:ii-rtn4H5ti. uy . j""& .
that it gives him pain to do i so.
ro man resorts to epitnets line
tnese ll it realty gives nun pain iu
"1 have never alluded to him in
terms even remotely resembling
these. I have never quoted his private
letters or private communications. I
have discussed exclusively his public
actions. Even where I was obliged
to' be severe. I was alway parliamen
tary, and never hypocritical.
".Nor do I intend toaay to deviate
me to speak more plainly on certain
ident Taffs explanation of his state-
"ent that "ours is a government of
all the peopteby a representative part
ui iuc pcvfic.
"For him to try. said colonel Roose
velt, "to escape the consequences of
his statements by saying that he al
luded only to women and children,
is trifling with the intelligence of the
people. To speaK oi such action on
his part as a square deal, is itself the
crookedest kind of a deal. He is try
ing to dodge the consequences of ant
statement by deliberate misrepresen
tation of that statement.
Define Political Bess.
Colonel Roosevelt defined the polit
ical "boss" as "the man responsible for
the alliance between crooked politics
and crooked business, which has been
responsible for nine-tenths of the cor
ruption of American political life."
"If there Is any such man among
my supporters, he continuea. x ao
no"t know him. Mr. Taft says that Mr.
Flynn of Pittsburg is a -very bad boss.
The bosses, colonel Roosevelt de
clared, were on the president's side.
"Mr. Taft says," he continued, "that in
my various campaigns I accepted the
assistance of these bosses- So I did
when they chose to go my way. The
trouble with Mr. Taft is that he gets
their assistance at the price of going
their way and opposing the cause oi
, .-vir -rart aaia vesteraay tnat never :
i Z- . .. . a, a
in thought or deed had he been dls-
loyal in his friendship for me. It is
hard for me to answer such a state-
ihent save by calling it the grossest
and most astounding nypocnsy
"When Mr. Taft made that state-
ate. on h< an hours notice, papers
which were Intended to convey the im-
presston that I had improperly favored
th harvester trust by declining to
prosecute it in 1907.
"When Mr. Taft obviously to influ-
j ence the Massachusetts primary and
I obviously In collusion with one of Mr.
j Lorimers senatorial supporters of tha
! opposite political party, takes the ac
I tion he did. he has not merely lit
thought, word and deed been disloyal
to onr oast friendship, but has been
dislowal to every canon of ordinary
.i..,...,, or.,1 fair- iiMilliic such as should t
obtain even ln dealing with a man's !
bitterest opponents. Such conduct
represents the very crookedest kind of
a crooked deal,
Cites Other Instances,
"This is not an exceptional instance
oi now ne 4c..
s i ia - Hana-fiui
to me. The
Sams course was followed last sum
mer in connection with the Tenessee
Coal & Iron company. The assaults i
hmn nw. bv Mr. Taffs campaign man
agers, made in Washington under Mr.
Taft's very eyes, have been foul to the
verge of Indecency. But remember, I
n -. on-anlninincr of these things. I
- nothine for Mr. Taft's personal at-
titude toward me. I allude to it only
,n nasginjr nd merely because Mr. Taft
, ; emphasis on the matter."
ii roeaker turned to reciprocity,
Ane speaker W""
"Ir. Taft says that I changed front
on the reciprocity measure. This Is
untrue. He publishes a letter of mine,
in answer to a letter of his marked
confidential. Incidentally, one of the
unpardonable sine on the part of any
man calling himself gentlemtn Is to
publish confidential correspondence
without permission. As to this I care
nothing, but I warn Mr. Taft, in dis
cussing negotiations with a foreign
power, it is well not to publish such
expressions as that to his letter nbout
making Canada only an adjunct of the
OnnoHed Canadian Reciprocity.
... ,... t tnlA him that I
) would support his reciprocity position.
i did loyally support "" "--ferent
speeches. At first I took the
agreement on the faith of Mr Taft s
-enrE-.ntainns. Later, when I came
! to look up the matter, however. I be
' came convinced that the reciprocity
j agreement as passed by Mr. Taft was
. unwise and undesirable, because it im
I properly sacrificed the Interests of our
iarmers and fishermen aim ucvuoc n
carried indefensible action on paper.
'Nevertheless because I had stated
that I wn.n.1 -unnnrt the treaty. I said
mat l would supporx i -, -,-", " 1
t -.-, . olf it until it BdS '
demanded. ETen then 4 declined to
speak oa the subject until in sever!
states if.- Omtfa managers themselves
with what A can only characterize as
unpardonable baseness, began to cir
culate the faJt of my support of Mr.
Taft's proposal as a reason why I
should not bej nominated.
fays It I Sc'&ndalonH Yhuse of Pat-
"Mr Taft sav-s that the influence of
federal office-hJpWers in fie Chicago
convention this Vyear will be less ef-
til SELL OFF
County and City Officials to
Discuss the Idea of Joint
TO SELL PART OF
Xext Wednesday afternoon the city
council and county commissioners will
meet for the purpose of discussing plane
for building a combination court house
and city hall to replace the two present
Judge Evlar and commissioners Clif
ford and Perez today declared in favor
of the proposition, which embraces the
sale of the present city hall building and
one-half of the court house lot. 'It is
estimated that about $300,000 could be
secured from such sale and in addition
to this .there is $40,000 in the county
treasury at present in court house addi
tion -bonds which were voted fot the
purpose of building another wing to the
southwest end of the present building.
If the proposition carries, it is' pro
pose dto run Kansas street through the
present court house grounds and leave
the alley to the west. The new struc
ture, which will be about six stories in
height, will be of fireproof construction
It will have a frontage of 110 feet on
Overland and San Antonio streets, and
a depth alone the line of Campbell street
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0j n teet.
Either on the ground floor or higher
np there will be an auditorium running
the whole length and width of the build
im, which can be used for conventions,
large receptions and dances.
This matter was discussed at the
meeting of the commissioners Saturday
mornin? when they decided to meet with
the city fathers.
BLISS STREET IS
TO BE PAVED
County Seleets This Street
to Continue as the
Road to Fort.
Bliss street and the present Fort INisa
road will continue as the orficial route
to Fort Bliss, and win- be paved at once.
The county commissioners and county
judge Kylar this morning agreed to
build the road beyond the city limits
and the property owners on Bliss street
and Piedras street agreed to pave fnwa
the end ot Montana street to the dty
limits. The road is to be built past the
Countrv club over Dver street from Bliss,
and will run on the west side of the
military re-ration. As the road will
pass the fort between the Country club
and the fort, it is considered quite pos
sible that the government will abakdon
the present road into the post and con
struct a new one that will enter near
the stables, at the northwestern center
of tjie parade ground.
The Manhattan Heights owners had
asked the county commissioners to aban
don the present Bliss street route to
the post and run a new road up onto
the mesa, through Manhattan Heights,
but they did not appear today with any
formal DroDosition. while the residents
of Bliss street and representatives of
. . - . i,.,i
property owners in uoveruuieu.. ... aF
peared before the comniissioners and
urgeu me luutinuaLiou aji uic xjiieg
street route as the most direct, and the
one that would accommodate the most
home owners; also the cheapest to build.
Judge Waters Davis, representing the
Country club, also suggested this route
as the 'shortest and most direct. x
o cancel acnooi minas.
At the same meeting judge Eylar in
formed the commissioners that there tvilj
be $4000 in the sinking fund from the
Concordia school district after the taxe
for theypresent year are paid. Upon his
suggestion it was voted to use this
money to cancel four of the $6000 in
bonds voted by the district last year.
it developed that the assessor in re-
porting to the commissioners notified
them that the value of the property in
the district was about ZU.UUU, but it
has developed since that jt is worth at
least $1,000,000, so there will be a sur
plus of money to pay off the bonds with
The tax. lew for the school bonds next
year will probably be reduced in that
San Elizario has no independent school
district, as it abandoned that when it
abolished the incorporation of the town,
according to an opinion of the attorney
general of the state. Therefore it will
be necessary to appoint three commis
sioners and to make preparations for a
county school district there, prior to
which a census will be taken.
Water Leaked Out at JaiL
Because there was a leak in a pipe at
the county jail, the commissioners have
been asked to pay $83 water rent for
February and March, .which is about
four times the usual amount. No action
was taken, as the commissioners will
first determine if they are responsible
for the leak. '
The bonds of Isaak Loewecstein and
Jose Perez as county commissioners were
The county clerk was authaKzed to re
port the names of all applicmts for li
auor licenses, because some peRons have
been operating under federal taxes with
out paying the state and county liquor
Because all the funded indebtedness
of the county has been paid and there
remains $1200 in this fund, it was or
dered transferred to the road and bridge
fund. Ahile $30.20451, borrowed from
the general fund for the road and bridge
i una. was ordered returned to the gen
1 ". (Jaal's petition for a quit claim
ieeo to property 'n Yleta was reterreil
" commissioner Loewemrtein for roves-
Soltero Apodaca's claim that more of
her land had been used for road purposes
than she believed had been intended was
Teferred to Loewenstein for investiga
tion. The salary of Gilberto Quint ana a
mad or-ereT wni" riJl from Jfio to $70
a month, as that sum is paid other road
RECALL BILL "CRAIG," THE SAYS VESSaS
ADOPTED in NLHISMI WERE NEAR
ARIZONA TITANIC TITANIC
Amendment Passes Both
Houses of Legislature;
Governor Need Not Sign.
HOUSE MAY RESCIND
ITS HASTY ACTION
Phoenix. Aril, April 27. After more
trouble and delay than has attended all
the rest of its legislation combined, the
bill providing for the submission of the
judiciary recall amendment to the con
stitution got through the legislature
Ataii1atf attAninff Ftnol aa"tia"in
was ir- the senate, where it passed
without a division.
This completes the formalities, as un
der the constitution, the signature of
the governor is not required to bills
providing for submission of amend
ments. In order to prevent furtner mtstaices
IV JJ1C.CUI iM Mmfcw
J .-..-- ..hat hA hill tfan hO fAnnfK
when wanted, it this morning was
locked in the vault in the office of the
secretary of state and both speaker
Bradner and senate presiaem iunniu
Hasty Actlea trar UBavieiion.
There was a sensational scene in the
legislature yesterday evening, follow-
ing an address by Kate Bernard, super-
Intendent of charities and corrections
of Oklahoma. Her address was partly
in benair or itoy .Myers, me r lureaco
Mfirirt Hn claims to have worked
with Edison and has, he says, perfected
an apparatus by which he gathers elec
tricity from the air. ,He has an engine
in the prison vard which he claims Is
run by that system. After Miss Bar
nard's appeal, Bov. Hunt immediately
wrote Myers a letter granting a parole
of 30 days to go to Washington and
seci -e a patent for his device, the housa
having first passed a resolution giving
Hunt this authority. Legislators and
others made up a purse to pay Myers's
expenses on the trip to Washington.
Today, however, house members are
taking a somewhat different ijjew.
Rftcoimlzintr their action as hasty and
that they had no authority In any event
to authorize the governor, by resolu
tion. to send a convict out of the state,
they may rescind the action.
ITie corporation comission will pre
sent a bill soon, requiring all stock
salesmen to wear badges A similar act
Is in force in Kansas, known as the
"blue sky law.
The i-inney bSl. excluding non
English speaking aliens from employ-
merit in hazardous occupations and thus
effectually shotting out most of the
Mexican labor from mines, win oe re
ported favorably to the senate with a
Maay Bill. Ir Hopper.
Although the senate has adopted a
rnh that no more bills shall be Intro
duced without the consent of a ma-
loritv of its members, the work of
shoving new measures into the hopper where he learned to play cards as few
has not been abandoned entirely. Sen- others played and that knowledge led
ator Worsley has just put in a bill t nlm eventually to the Titanic say
foi the appointment of a bank con- , those who knew him.
tioler. the measure also carrying, Also ln the west he uaed hls educa
rather extensive provisions. setting tlon entered politics and was aopolnted
forth the duties of that officer. a commissioner in Colorado to collect
In the house a somewhat different funds f worlds fair mining ex-
5H??fK?-r 1 v?niT.e5v tn "'bit. The fund never reached the
J? .,H?1-ar-.e-i7-n-hiJ '-?-?lft-i2 nin fair. High life in New York and the
huKtSnassed that after Mav 3 none Venice, and there he said he met a
MJSnce?VrntoBtntS! countess fell in love with her and
the majority. But the passage of that TSUtd her to set a divorce, which
resolution seems to have stirred the 8ne did.
statesmen to greater activity. If one Is i Man of Many Loves.
to Judge by the number of bills which i she accompanied him on his trips
have just gone in. The objects of
these measures are as follows:
To provide for the survey of the pub
lic lands of the state.
To provide for the recovery of at
torneys' fees in certain cases.
To provide free text books.
To punish crimes committed against
the elective franchise. "
To regulate the payment of witness
fees in civil cases.
To regulate the payment of witness
fees in criminal cases.
To authorize boards of supervisors to
buy or lease lands for county fair pur
poses. Forbidding the use of assumed names
and providing a penalty therefor.
To make town marshals appointive
instead of elective
There are other bills in prospect but
the introduction of nine in one house
in one day is regarded as pretty fair
Seaate Lead in Bills.
However, the house is yet several
laps behind the senate. Only 137 bills
have been introduced in the house,
while the senate has 140 to its credit.
In addition there have been quite a
number of substitutes; while 'the reso
lutions, joint resolutions, concurrent
resolutions, and memorials will num-
ber perhaps a dozen more. So, taken ,
as a whole, about 300 measures of all
kinds have been Introduced in the 37
days the legislature has been in ses
sion. These measures provide for about
el erything imaginable from amending
the constitution to fixing the fees of
doctors. A very large proportion of
them aim at the regulation of corpo
rations and there is a strong tendency
to extend the authority of the state,
either as a corrective agent or as a
more or less silent partner, into many
of the affairs that have been hereto
fore solely of a private natune.
Doctors' Bill "la the Air."
The proposition to establish a list
;:! vrT-2riV-l . ".1."";" -;"
proposed amendment to the medical bill ! He was .found out, but not. It wm
was defeated in the senate. The prin- ' -!d. ntn he had stowed away $200,-clpal-
fight on the medical bill came J 000. ,
over the proposition of senator Davis,
of this county, so to amend it to permit
Christian Science practice. There was
a hard fight on this proposition but so
iar tne amendment has stuck. The
bill, howeter. is now ln the hands of a
standing committee and the fate of
the Dais amendment is yet "up in the
air." It is on tli's- clause that the doc
tors have com ntrated their opposi
tion and it will be extremely interest
ing to note whether they have suffi
cient influence to eliminate it from the
County SalarleH Vgreed I poa.
There was a joint session of ih
county affairs committees of .the two
houses for the purpose of conli nnt;
- - - "....iiicta v,L .itit- mil i
me quei:n oi salaries for countv of
ficers. Several hours or.- nuni in
discussion and in an attempt to har
monize me various opinions of the sev-
Iil n,mb.r oH J." .,. ' tr."l
agreement as reacled which was re- i
ciai -- -.. -.-., u.au i tiiAii t n. 11.1.71 iK i
ported to both houses toda
. wa5 i
classes The la-Mfn ition will be
based on the census reports of 1910.
The original plan for the reorganiza
tion of mine assessments for taxation
purposes lias been killed. A substi
tute bill has been Introduced, which
changes the original proposition in sev-
ral particulars The new bill is now
in the hands of tl e house committee
on mine and mining
For San DIrgo Kxhiblt
The bill to arrange for an exhibit j
Hnill (1J1 11131 1 Oil ,1a . i nlnI,.
?:" L""V " .""L "'. "" "r." r"'a and 'all who oerished in
uesK"--" "ii i -v oasis or population : Hie o,. .. ..
.w- .(.. ki , . ', ".'. . i aisast r Case was an
I purpose. The-e are u ..,.nt and '"'Vf ,a r-l"ent of Ascot
ii . -m Ko t i. ... ii . j v. . . nru In t.nsinpss circles o
i i tit-1 ir v j i iaL i rt.iiii in ii t I.
Famous Gambler and Swin
dler Said to Have Gone
Down With the Boat.
IN EL PASO
New York dispatches bring the news
that the swindler and gambler, Harry
Sllberberg; whoso victims ranged from
an Asiatic king to many El Paso&ns,
who knew him as "Craig, the Palmist,"
and whose smuggled diamonds "the
Craig diamonds" became famous In
j El Paso about nine years ago, went
down on the Titanic.
"The greatest swindler in the world
is what New York police and Scotland
Yard detectives called Sllberberg. who
In his swindling operations used the
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Inlaw of William Astor. whose son.
John Jacob Astor. went down on the
. Titanic with the swindler, if report be
Master ef Gambling.
SUberberg, known by a score of
aliases, was a renowned ocean gambler.
a master in the zame of baccarat, the
favorite game at Monte Carlo and on
the big liners. He. with other great
gamblers, is said to have gone to
Southampton and boarded the Titanic
for no other purpose , than to clean up
a small fortune from the millionaire
' Under the name of Sllverton. one of
the names he used, the swindler is said
to have boarded the boat and to have
played. How much of the $191,000,000
represented by the 12 of the many mil
lionaires on board went into his pock
et will never be known.,
Life ReadH Like Novel.
Xo novel of adventure is more re
plete with daring escapades and in
trigues than was his life as told by in
ternational police records and by him-
. self. Swindling the king of Slam, oc-
j cupying with lord Curzon the royal
box at the Calcutta races and figur
ing in. the Dreyfus case were but a
few of his adventures before he ap
peared in h.1 Paso In 1902 as "Craig,
the Palmist." Here he married an EI
Paso woman, who went to London
with him to redeem diamonds which
he had pawned. These were seised by
l'nil.il ttotAa nfflnl.!. fnv lltl aftV
Craig had again pawned them he J
nad Dr0ught them back to this coun
try without declaring them. After
leaving here, he had numerous mar
rleage escapades, one in Dallas, one In
Minneapolis, one in Denver.
Son of Jewish RabbL.
Son of a Jewish rabbi, Sllberberg re
ceiVed a good education In Tennesae.
He went earlv to the western frontier.
thereafter. but seems to have been de
serted later' for a Mrs. Tuck, of
Chicago, a woman of mystery, who
was with him in El Paso. Her de
votion to him, and his love Jor her. Is
said to have been the romance of his
With the countess he went to Baden
Baden, there took the n: me of J. Cole
man Drayton, obtainec diamonds worth
40.000 marks on credit, and left with
his companion for London, where h
pawned the diamonds. Before leaving
he had his picture taken as Drayton,
and these were mailed 'to him at Lon
don, but went to the real J. Coleman
Drayton's hotel, where thev were inter
cepted. This led to Silberbergs arrest
and return to Baden Baden, where he
was con icted and sentenced.
Swindles King ef Slam.
Sent back to New Tork as an "un
desirable" after his pardon he said he
wont tn Slam, obtained a railroad con-
! cession from the king by means of
forged credentials, then forgea tne
name of the king to a draft for $40,000
and escaped after cashing it. This was
verified by Scotland Yard.
From Slam he went to Calcutta,
where it is said he obtained an Intro-
ductlon as a cousin of the real J. Cole
man urayion, ana wa -niwuuucu u
the viceroy. The countess appears to
have been left out of the scheme before
Figures ia llHge Scheme.
On his return to America he figured
in many escapades, married a Miss
Clara Barklow. :t San Antonio, Tex
promoted schemes, including his 3
Sllberberg last sprung into publicity
in December, 1907, when he promoted
a great ship building scheme in New
York, interest ea- many millionaires ana
organized a company to build for the
United States a great merchant marine.
XATIOXS TO 1HSCCSS
LI KB SWIXG FACILITIES.
Berlin. Germany, April 57. It is un
derstood that international conference
for discussion of the subject of im
proved life saving facilities on board
ocean passenger steamers will be held
probably in London. Germany, al
though having proposed the confer
ence, is willing to raive the privilege
of selecting Berlin as the place of
Nothing definite as to the date of
the conference can be ascertained ar
oreaent. but it is expected an agree-
r - .
ment soon 'will be made.
I.OXDOX HOLDS BIG
MEMORIAL FOR TIT XIO
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rran. oswiio, -?';-1 ----. ---
va nrAB.&A. a .m j h mAmnpimi
erM. e A f St Margaret's!
in Westminster for Howard B. Case
the Titanic i
American, but j
and prpml- I
The s. r i, which was choral, was'
conducted h ianon Mensen. American
ambassador Reld and Mrs. Reid, other
members of the embassy, American
consul general Griffiths, deputy consul
general Westscott representatives of
the American Society of Iondon, the
American Xavy league, and the Ameri
can lodKe of Mii is were prominent,
s were pnc"i ill ill th.- Timbers of
very rmrli.in h isiness hou9e in
London, others tit the tuo son3 of i
Mr. Case and many American visitors j
Mount Temple's Captain
Says Ice Barrier Prevent
- ed Aid by His Vessel.
THE TEMPLE ARRIVED
AFTER TITANIC SANK
Washington. D. C April 37. Two
steamers and a schooner were only a
short distance from the Titanic when
she sank, according to the testimony
of captain James H Moore of the
steamship Mount Temple today before
the senate committee investigating tha
tragedy. Ice was the Barrier that held
back vessels hurrying to the rescue
and the Mount Temple did not arrive
at the spot where the Titanic sank un
til two hours after she had gone down.
Intercepted Calls for Help.
The Mount Temple intercepted the
Titanic's calls for help, captain Moore
said, and immediately he turned his
ship's coarse toward the crippled liner.
On his way he raised the lights of a
schooner within a few Unites of the
scene of the tragedy and coming from
that direction. When day broke to
disclose a great field of Ice ahead, the
Mount Temple discovered a tramp
steamer close by. The identity of
neither schooner nor tramp vras fixed.
Captain Moore read a long list of
messages from the Titanic intercepted
by the Mount Temple's operator. It
was virtually a complete record of tha
wireless appeals sent out by tha
The Call for Aid.
"At 1:10 the Titanic was still call
ing 'C. Q. D.' " said captain Moore.
"At 1:30 it raised the Olympic and
said 'get your boats ready; going
down fast by the head.' Frankfurt re
plied at 1:35. Starting for you.' Six
minutes later the Titanic flashed 'C. Q.
D boilers flooded.'
"A message from T. 7. V then fol
lowed. 'Are there any boats around you
already T There was no answer."
"Other ships then began calling, but
could get no answer. Later the Binna
raised the Olympic and reported 'All
quiet now. Titanic has not spoken
since 1:47 The Carpathia at 1:30 sent
the message 'Are you still there? Tr a
are firing rockets.' "
Saw Xe Rockets.
"Did you see those rockets? inter
rupted senator Smith.
"I saw no rockets at all that night.
I thought of sending up rockets my
self, but did not do so because I feared
that it might divert other ships hurry
ing to the Titanic"
The witness said the Titanic undoub
tedly had not fixed her position prop
erly. He said she must have been
eight miles farther east than the spot
Says Klein, a Faldr.
Second officer Lightoller. of the
Titanic, was recalled and testified that
the man who claimed to bo Louis Klein
of the Titanic's crew and who disap
peared after being brought here from
Cleveland, was not Klein. The real
Klein was drowned. Lightoller said.
Captain Moore continuing his testi
mony said, his observation taken Mon
day indicated that the Titanic's actual
position probably was 50 09 1-3 west
"The fact that you found no evidence
of the wreck when you got to the
Titanic's position tends to confirm tha
testimony of wireless operator Burrant
of the Mount Temple."
"Your idea that the ship was eight
miles east of the position she gave?"
said the senator.
"Yes, sir," said captain Moore. "And
later I sighted the Carpathia on the
other side of the ice field where she
picked the Titanic's boats up."
Captain Moore said he heard from
he Carpathia at 8:39 Monday morning
that he had picked up the Titanic's
boats and that the Titanic had sunk
"Up to that time I had not given jtfi
hope of sighting the Titanic," said
captain Moore. "I had been steaming
around in the Ice all night. After I got
the news I stayed around until 9 oclcck,
and then steamed on my course.
"Were there any other vessels la
sight at the point where the Titanic la
supposed to have gone down?"
"We saw a tramp steamer and at t
oclock Monday morning we sighted the
Binna. We also sighted the Callfor
nian. but the ice was between us."
Among the messages picked up by
Burrant and communicated to captain
Quotes Seme Messages.
"1:40 a m, Binna thinks she hears
Titanic and sends "We are coming to
you. Only 54 miles away. Hope you
"3:00 a- m. Carpathia calls Titanic
"3:05 a. m. Birma aad yrankfurt
"3:30 a. m. We (Mount Temple)
back out of the Ice. Large bergs ail
3:35 a. m Calif orn'an call C. L. Q.
I answer and give ber Titanic's posi
tion. She had It before.
3:40 a. m. Calif ornian now working
with the Frankfurt. Frankfort also
gives Titanic's position.
"4:00 a. m. Calif ornian now work
ing with Virginian.
1:35 a- m. Calif ornl in now work
ing with Birma.
"5:10 a. m- Signaled Calif ornian.
She wants my position, (Mount Tem
ple). We are" very close together.
0:00 a. m. Much jamming In wire
6:45 . m. Carpathia reports 30 boat
lands rescued from Titanic.
7:30 a. m. Baltic sends a genict
message to Californian as follows:
'Stand b you've been instructed to
do so frequently.' This signellad by
"7-40 a. m. Californian gets messas
of no need to stand by as nothing
more oould be done. Carpathia and
Olympic very busy."
Sank AMate With Light.
Ablaze with light from her saloon
and cabins, the Titanic dashed full
speed to her destruction, according to
Ernest Gill, a donkey engineman -n
the Californian, who testified before
the senate committee esterday
He said Capt. Stanley Lord, ot tna
Californian, refused later to go to
the 'aid of the Titanic, the roc'.ets
from which could be plainly seen. This
captain Lord denied, but both he and
hte wireless operator acknowledged
having seen rockets. Their ship. tKcy
said, was fast ln the ice.
Gill said he was standing on the
deck late Sunday night when he
sighted a great ship sweeping along xi
top speed about 10 miles off. He did
not know It was the Titanic but ho
made out readily that it was not a
freighter or a small vessel because
of the maaner.ln which it was illum
inated. Titanic' Rockets Seen.
Some time later he sa a distress
rocket on the horizon He says the
captain was apprised of these sig
nals, but made no effort to get ud
team and so to t' e rescue. The
'allfornian v as duftn.se with the floe
So indignant did ne beco-ne, said G '1,
that he endtawred to rucruit a cm-
(Continucd on rago F1t.)