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May 2,1912 IS Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
Methodist Bishops' Report
Says Gain Has Been Less
Than Two Per Cent.
CHURCH TAKES UP
Minneapolis, Minn.. May 2. Criti
cism of the condition which enabled
the church to gain "less than two per
cent In its membership in the last
ear." and charges that the church
press was being used "as a free forum
1) the promoters of disaffection," were
made in the bishop's report to the
quadrennial genera! conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church today.
fhe report, known as the "Episco
pal address" was signed by 18 bish
ops in this, and six bishops in for-
t inn countries, and is regarded as the I
most important communication to the -i
inference, as it contains the bishop's I
i commendations lor tne future guld
; 'ice and policy of th church.
J. he report was read by bishop Earl
I'anston of Washington, D. C Another
Fe tion. upon which the bishops have
en at work since tire last general
. onference at Baltimore four years ago,
wiU be delivered tomorrow.
In the last year," said the report.
"the church has made a nef gain of
nut s&.OOw, which is less than two
percent, as the outcome of
uct.Mties and the outlay of many 1
millions of dollars. The statistical j
paradox glares us out of countenance.
It sl.ames ana numuiates us- wnat j
are honors of oliices worm in any
.ii m that does not win battles? No
'n:irel that some are proposing to
iedu e the major generals to post duty
ana let the army dissolve into antique
ecclesiastical camps." This was a ref
erence 'to a proposed limiting of the
actuities to a local district of the
bishops whose jurisdiction now is un
iversal Dropping FraeeM Lest SW.ftOO Member
Some of the reasons for the meager
growth as get forth, were laid to a too
si net application of the law of the
i hurch demanding that .all members
ho remove from a ghen community
without their church letters be dropped
irom membership after one year.
fair calculation." the report said.
r-eals the astounding fact that
piubabiy not less than 500,000 members
disappeared from our rolls by reckless
u-.p of 'dropping' process.
Nevertheless we still face the patent
fact that our distinctive doctrines are
.iot being emphasized as they were
t.m e of where preached are discredited
fr the time by e gainsaying world
clink with rain philosophies and sated
with gluttonous Indulgences." I
(hurra Only Pener (Agalsst Vice.
i 'leading for an emphasis on the dis- '
1in tne Weslvan doctrines, the report
s-aid the were the only power to save
the nation against vice.
Wnere in the evidence that science
as eer regenerated one soul, or that i
. uiture has redeemed one libertine, or !
taken envr, malice, pride. Jealousy or 1
fjreed out of any heart? These utter-
ances are not reactionary, unless this ;
v orld has outgrown Jesus Christ.
Our second lapse Is that our sys
tem is not being worktd as it for
i'ierl was. Certain distinctive parts
hie been abandoned, others modified.
Innovations, noxious to our pastoral as
v ell as to our super-visional methods,
hate intervened to the hurt of both."
The report condemned the practice j
t .at was said to have grown up in c-
lain churches of calling in evangelists
to carry on revival services as against
the former custom which placed the lo
cal pastor in charge of that work.
Turning from this, the report con
demned the socaued congregational
calling pastors for local j
hur-hoe which wot fmlri in have h- I
come general in Methodism.
Referring to discussions in the
clvirch publications, the report said:
"We understand the church main
tains a press for the advocacy of her
doctrines and the defence of her policy
nhpn assailed not is a free fornm for
the vagaries of writers who measure
alj problems by their own dooryards,
or officially to sanction the promoters
of disaffection. While we would not '
restrain dignified and legitimate dis
cussion of proposed amendments or re
forms we deprecate admission of 111
( onsidered and Intemperate criticisms
of our policy, or church. "
Bishops To Be Plaeed Differently.
One of the proposals before this con
ference is that the bishops be placed
In definite charge of the work in the
territory adjacent to their episcopal
residences. On this point the report
"We ask for the fixing of two or
three more episcopal residences in
this country at strageic centers. With
the additions we believe that areaWfor
episcopal supervision can be so related
to the residence cities as to meet the
express desire for continuous oversight
Ti resident bishops without any infrac
tion of the restrictive rules."
The conference ordered a commis
sion appointed to investigate the epis-
opal supervision of the 325,000 negro
members in southern states. William
W Lucas, of Meridian, charged that
although bishop Thomas B. Neeley's
' esidence was fixed at New Orleans.
th bishops had resided there not more
than 30 days In the last four years.
Mr Lucas and other southern dele
gates declared that unless the-negro
men' hers secured the leadership they
sought they threatened to separate.
Takes Up Labor Problems.
Asking that its churches throughout
the world come out squarely in favor of
improved working conditions for wage
earners, a special committee had pre
;. ' red for presentation to the general
conference of the members of the
Methodist Episcopal church, which is
;n st-ssion here, a working program to
disprove the charge that the church
.s not in sympathy with the poor."
T1 e report of the committee, which
ha been at work for four years, says
that laoor and social conditions have
become such that the church must
take a prominent part In them. After
asserting that "this church had its be
ginning among the poor and the bulk
of its members always have been wage
earners" the report recommended for
adoption by the conference a propa
ganda calling for:
"Abolition of child labor.
"Reduction of working hours to the
lowest practicable point.
"Safeguarding the conditions of toil
"Equitable division of the profits of
"Protection of workers from the
risks of enforced unemployment, "
ChlcnKo Xim Made Secretary.
When the conference convened yes
terday with delegates present from
a1! parts of the world, Joseph B. Hinge-
Continuea on Page Three.)
DC TTM! P
Searching Inquiry Into Dis
aster Is Being Made in
COVER WIDE RANGE
London, Eng., May 2. Lord Mersey,
in his capacity as wreck commissioner,
and five assessors who will advise
j him in his questioning on the technl
i calities of nautical affairs, today held
the first session of the board of trade
Inquiry into the loss of the White Star J
steamer Titanic. I
In point of interest to the public and
the importance of its results on the1
laws governing the mercantile marine,
the Investigation promises to over
hadow all previous tribunals of a
Prom the 20 questions which the at
torney general announced would be
taken up it became evident the inquiry
would cover practically all the same
ground as the investigation by the com
mittee of the United States senate, but
conducted more in accoraance 'with the
Srocedure of a court of law and deal
efllnitely with stated cases.
The Question Involved.
Eight questions. Sir Rufus Daniel
Isaacs said, would relate to happenings
before the casualty: six to warnings
given to the Titanic and the resulting
precautions taken; 10 to the casualty
itself and consequent events: one to the
equipment and construction of the
vessel ana tne last to tne rules or the
mercnant snipping act.
A 20-root model or the Titanic ear-
rying 16 miniature lifeboats and a big
chart of the North Atlantic were promi
nently displayed before the investi
gators. In front of the platform which
they occupied were seated 100 mem
bers of the bar, representing various
interests involved, and 100 newspaper
The only reference to the American
investigation was Sir Rufus's announce
ment that owing to the detention of
many witnesses for the senatorial in
quiry in the United States, the testi
mony would not be presented in a
Seamen Are First Witnesses.
The seamen who arrived from New
York on the Lapland first were called
as witnesses as to the construction and
the equipment of the Titanic
Lord Mersey recognized Thomas Scan
Ion, member of parliament for the
north division of Sligo. who appeared
for the Seamen's and Firemen's union
and an attorney for the Merchants'
service guild and took under consider
ation the application for representa
tion of the Seafarers union, the Ship
Constructors' association, and the Mer
cantile OaTipers union.
The scene of the" hearing was the
armory of the Scottish rifles which,
with two rows of galleries, affords
accommodations for several hundred
persons. When the Inquiry opened
nnt nwr than lOA nrlltArs were
present and the majority of these were
women. Because the acoustics proved
poor, lord Mersey recommended that
the board of trade provide another
Exprcftocfi Government's Sympathy.
Sir Rufus addressing the court said:
"I desire on behalf of the government
to express the deepest sympathy for all
those who mourn the loss of relatives
and friends among the passengers, the
officers 'and the crew of the ill-fated
vessel. The accident exceeded In mag
nitude and in harrowing Incidents any
disaster in the history of the mercantile
I 1 .cannot forbear paying a tribute I
to tnose wnose devotion to duty and :
heroic self-sacrifice maintained the j
best traditions of the sea." i
Sir Robert Finlay. chief counsel for 1
the White Star Steamship company. !
seconded these remarks, repeating that
"the disaster has given an opportunity
tor a display of heroism and devotion
to duty which had maintained the best
"aamons oi ine mercantile marine.
IMPOSSIBLB TO IDBXTIPV
MANY OP TITANIC DEAD
Halifax. N. S.. May 2. The work of
Identifying the Titanic' unnamed dead
proving almost as difficult as their
recovery from the Atlantic. The name
t noi a single passenger wno perished ,
hd been added to the list reclaimed
with the exception of three members
of the crew. I
The nameless are as much of an enig- J
nut as wnen oroagnt to snore. It had
been proposed that the unclaimed dead
be kept a fortnight but conditions are
such that prompt interment will be
Imperative, and it is planned to have a
general funeral Friday.
The last identified dead recovered
from the lost Titanic probably will
we xwiui iwmy. romorrow after- i
noon those bodies that remain win k I
buried in the cemeteries here overlook
ing the sea. No further identifications
mede made today.
Some 70 or 80 burials will be made
tomorrow. Not all of fhe ceremonies
will be .over unidentified dead, for the
relatives of many that have been iden
tified, have found graves for them
here. The belief here is that the cable
ship Minia. which is expected In port
next week, has picked up practically
all the bodies that remain to be found.
The iMlnia's captain has been notified
to refrain from sending word of any
further recoveries unless the newly dis
covered bodies are identified, since the
mere mention of finding more bodies
might rose false hopes in those whose
dead still are missing.
SB.YATOR SMITH INVESTIGATES
RECEIPT OF NEWS IN NEW YOniv
New Tork. N. T.. May 2. Senator
William Alden Smith, of Michigan
cnairman oi me senate committee in
vestigating the Titanic disaster, an
nounced today he would hold no public
hearing during the two days he will
spend here. He expects to investigate
chiefly the report that news of the
Titanic disaster reached New York
Monday morning. April 15.
The fact that the Titanic had sunk
was announced Monday evening by P.
A. S. Franklin, vice president of the
White Star line, who has testified that
he did not learn of the vessel's fate
until a few minutes before the an
nouncement was made.
' Israay nlls Pur England.
J. Bruce Ismay. managing director
of the International Mercantile Marine,
sailed for his home In England todav
on the White Star liner Adriatic Mr
Ismay said he was worn out and there'
was nothing to add to his etstlmony
regarding the Titanic disaster.
MINIA FINDS 15 BODIES;
SEARCH IS NOW ABANDONED
New York. N. Y, May 2. The West
ern Union cable steamer Minia, which
has been searching the scene of the Ti
tanic wreck wreck for bodies, is re
turning to Halifax with 15 bodies and
will dock Monday, according to a wire
less received here today. Officials of
the line state that the search for bodies
has been abandoned for the present and
may bo postponed Indefinitely.
KEY RATE COT;
20 Cent Keyrate This Year.
Higher Than 40 Cents
Less 25 Last Year.
ONLY APPLIES ON
When is an insurance reduction not
a reduction is a question that is being
asked by those business men who are
being advised that their insurance un
der the new and reduced key rate of
20 cents will be approximately 10 per
One somewhat facetious merchant
says that if his insurance has been in
creased 10 percent with the reduction
of the key rate from 44 to 20 cents, an
elimination of the key rate, he fears,
would boost his insurance rate tnrough
The explanation of the increase in
rates because of the decrease in key
rate.vin apparent paradox, is explained
by cTb. Stevens, insurar.ee shark who
sleeps with a. rate book under his pil-
low and has key rates, exposures and
xneeial hazards nerved at his meals.
"Wben-'the howl was caused about
the high insurance rates in El Paso,"
he says, "the state board took the mat
ter under consideration and granted a
special and blanket reduction of 25
percent on all mercantile risks. This
reduction of one-fourth of the total -rate
made quite a difference in the t
!lr. '""it """" Jt ?""r "-...i-5
to pay for their protection. WnVn the oa- Te JmI-"der,,. ij& fn".
new schedule wis prepared and El wh ,re Panning to make the trip
Paso was given credit for the new i av Friday afternoon and even
pumps, fire department equipment and 1 lug.
mac ,inci th. L-..., . nfhi.i. ,, 1 Alee temDle. from Savannah. Lta acv
been 44 cents, was reduced' to 20 cents,
eiiective April zz. vt itn tots reauction
the special discount of 25 percent on
all mercantile risks was withdrawn by
the state insurance board and all rates
were based on the new key rate of 20
cents. All things equal, the reduction
resulting from the decrease in key rate
from 44 to 20 cents is not enough in
the case of mercantile risks to equal
the special 25 percent reduction
granted last year by the board, or one-
fourth of the total insurance paid. In t
uiucr nvniB, & icuiKwiii in rcj ia.it;
from 44 cents to 20 cents will not
amount to as much as a special reduc
tion of 25 percent on a 44 cent rate,
which was what this city enjoyed by
special order of the state insurance
board last year.
"We are now at work figuring the
rates for the business property and I
find that the rate will be generally In
creased In the business district over the
old rate figured -with the 25 nercent
off. Had this reduction not been arbl-
tiarlly given by the. board, thaj
nrte s figured "under the ner
ule with the 20 cent key rate as-a basis
wouia nave been much lower.
RAILROAD MEN ASK
FOR WAGE INCREASE
New Tork, N. Y, May 2. The loco
motive firemen and hostlers employed
1 on the railroads east of Chicago and
avi in ui. iaq vmu una roiumac rivers t
tooay submitted to the conference com
mittee of railroad managers a sche
dule of rates for pay which calls for
general Increases in all class of ser
TU tl.USK UAiMI'AIUA
FOR THE ITKRUnBAA".
Thursday evening at Che
chamber of commerce, the in
terurban campaign wlir be
closed and the members of the
committee appointed to can
vass for the subsidy expect to
obtain the entire amount of
tu.oou wnich tne stone-Webster
corporation has asked in addf-
4 tion to n. rlghtofway through
lower valley as an Inducement
4 for that company to build and
operate the line
Ochoa, Original Revolutionist, Like ,
One From the Tomb, Reappears In City
Noted Character of the Border 18 or 20 Years Ago, Sent to Prison for Fo- '
seating a Revolution, Believed Dead for Many Years, Says Orozco Will Win.
LIKE one rteea from the tomb, Vic
tor L. Ochoa Is back In El Paso.
Reported to have died in an In
sane asylum 16 years ago, and even
now eulogised throughout Mexico In
all revolutionary camps as one of the
martyrs to the cause of liberty, Ochoa
is today a very sound looking man, very
much alive, still -a rebel. Two and a
naif years in a United States prison
did not change him.
Victor Ochoa is the originator of the
revolution that finally drove Porflrio
Diax from the presidency of Mexico
and for years old OonPwrarip had a
standing offer, of WHte
ochoa says tnat me wv .-. ...
is only the continuation of the revo
lution which he started against Diaz.
Ochoa is now president of the Inter
national Airship company, f 15
Kamapo avenue. Paterson, N. J., and is
not taking any- active part in the pres
ent revolution not that anybody
knows of but he has been down into
hihuahua on a visit with Orozco.
Sal,- Rnrii and other leaders of
the revolt, and does not hesitate to
say they are his ..friends. "?;; .
nmiii.. 0..0 oii -K-ith the revolution.
declared Ochoa this morning. It is for
the same cause that my revolution
was for against the abuses of the
monled powers in Mexico.
Denies Cnlero Statement.
"I see today that minister Calero In
an Interview in Chicago, declares that
the revolt In Mexico consists only of a
few Indians, who sold their lands and
are now Sghting to get them back. The
Indians never sold their lands. The
rich men of Mexico gathered up and
sold all the peons In the regions where
the Indians owned lands and then,
when the Indians could get no help to
cultivate them, the rich nien took the
lands; sometimes they paid a few dol
lars, but generally nothing. Mr.
Calero Is himself one of the wealthy
class. 'He is one of the richest slave
owners in the republic, and has hun
dreds of slaves or his plantations in
Mr. Ochoa thev used to call him
"Gen." Ochoa says the one great
trouble with Mexico is that the rich
men rule; that they not only rule, but
rob. and that this condition must be
alleviated before the people of Mexico
can progress He believes the Orozco
Shriners on Almost Every
Train, in Big Bunches and
A BRASS BAND
Indian temple. Mystic Shriners from
Oklahoma City, Okla., will arrive Fri
day and will be in El Paso an hour.
This temple has one of the crack
drill patrols of the Shrine and it will
be invited to she an exhibition drill
through the streets, while here.
EI Mina temple, of Galveston, will
reach here Saturday afternoon with
its crack band, dressed in white uni
forms, white fezzes and shoes and
will give a concert in the plaza while
the Galveston Shriners visit with the
El Paso members and see the sights.
J. M. Wyatt. a member of the im
vyaii, a memoer ui me im-
periai co-acil committee, has received
a messa e from Ir. N. H. Lawrence, of
El MSna temple, asking the El fasoan
to arrange a third battle of Juarez for
the visitors and to provide plenty of
camels milk for the thirsty pilgrims
J to Mecca. Mr. Wyatt will leave Fri
day afternoon for Los Angeles but
potentate T. C Lea, recorder W. H.
McCullough and other stay-at-home
shriners are preparing to show the vis
itors the town.
Dr, J. B. Brady, who will be a dele
gate to the imperial council from El
Maida Shrine. wiU leave Saturday.
i Winchester Cooley will also go Satur-
companied by members of the other
Shrines of Georgia, passed through
late Wednesday night over the South
ern Pacific. The Georgians were to
have arrived here at six o'clock bnt be-
cause their special cars were attached
to the regular train, it was delayed un
til after 11 o'clock. The pilgrims were
met at the union station by the mem
bers of El Maida Shrine and by the
Georgia society, which had a band with
it to serenade tne native ueorgians on
TWO MEN MURDERED
Bodies 'Found by Roadside.
Mar Be Work of
to the Tribune from New Castle,
Wyd.. says the bodies of John Giachlao
and his driver, Pete Nora, were found
in the road between New Castle and
Cambria. filled with buckshot. A
purse supposed to contain $200 -was
missing. Giachino is a wealthy Italian
saloonkeeper and had been making pay
day collections for workmen In the
Cambria coal mines. Italians In the
camp Intimate the murders were by
MANY WANT TO GIVE
LITTLE GIRL A HOME
' At least four women in El Paso are
interested in adopting a little seven
year old girl, who doesn't know her
father and mother and who really
hasn't any home.
Seeing the appeal in The HeratS.
they called upon judge A. S. J. Eylar
Wednesday afternoon and Thursday
morning, and were given the address
of the people who have the child
temporarily in charge.
It was not expected that The Herald
appeal would directly interest so many.
as the adoption of a baby usually Is
more popular than that of a larger
child. The girl will have four homes
to choose from. Many otner women
have called up The Herald office to ask
revolution is going to accomplish this,
He says he cannot see how it can lose.
Times Was For the Revolt.
Mr. Ochoa has a pocket full of clip
pings from the El Paso Herald and EI
Paso Times back in 1893 and 1891. dur
ing the time he was in the field at the
id of his revolutionists. The Times
warmly suppoi itu his cause and in
practically every article, that paper at
that time referred to "the unreliablllty
of federal official reports." "Notwith
standing the usual federal denials that
there is trouble in Chihuahua, troops
re being daily sent from Juarez
south." says the paper In one issue.
"It Is common knowledge tmwttT,.
that official federal reports are not to
be depended upon."
Sentenced To Prison.
Ochoa was sentenced to the United
States prison at Brooklyn. New York, on
April 11. 1895. by federal judge T. S
Maxey at El Paso, and was discharged
from prison on May 10. 1897. On eb
15, 1906, he had his citizenship restored'
to him by a special proclamation of
Theo. Roosevelt. president of the
United States. Mr. Ochoa was born In
Mexico, but came to this country when
Veeras. N M hoomln nrniZ. TT
both places in political affairs, even b-
fore he became prominent as leader of
the revolution against Diaz. He says
when he located In EI Paso, there were
only about 500 people here. He was
granted American citizenship on April
28. 1889. In the district court of El Paso
county. T. A. Falvey was presiding
judge and O. A. Larrazola was district
clerk. The two men who vouched for
him at the time were James H. White
sheriff, and John M. Dean, district at
torney. Start of the Revolution.
"Though I was an American citizen."
says Ochoa. "I started the revolution
against Diaz because of sympathy for
my own people. I was born in Mexico
and would have lived there, but I saw
there was no chance for a man in that
country, so I came to theTnlted States
and became an American citizen. When
i thought the time ripe for a revolu
tion, I started one and at the same
time we had several hundred men in the
held tn Chihuahua and could have tak
en the capital, but I held them off while
I hustled for arms and ammunition in
Texas to increase the army. While I
was thus engaged. I was arrested near
Fort Stockton as a smuggler, but when
I was Jailed there, they learned that I
111 iS hm U W J faa
Arizona House Passes Board
of Control Bill, Making
EIGHT EXPECTED ON
SCHOOL LAND BILL
Phoenix, Ariz., May 2. The house
passed the board of control bill intro
duced by Craig of Cochise, which takes
the sole control of state institutions, in-
1 cluaing tne penitentiary, irom tne nanas
' of the governor and places It in the
I hands of . elective board consisting of
.j ........ ,, r
I governor, auditor, secretary of
J JE3 hH7"! JSS. "
corporation commission. If the bill be
comes a law the power of paroling pris -
oners and much other authority now
! exercised by the executive . will be
Another county division bill was in-
troduced in the house today. It provides
for the taking of a slice of Navajo
county, including thetown of Wfnslow,
and annexing It to Coconino.
The senate was not in session
forenoon. The time was devoted to
May Precipitate FIBht.
hill intrA.1,., i h hn... t.
hv Gnhin of r-iwhii mnnir nrwiA.
ing an amendment to the constitution
rnrhiM nr th ti nt anv- crhml lnH
in the state prior to :av 1 M37 wit
precipitate a hard fight, as the solid
i Maricopa county delegation favors the
Mig tl. ISIBAICU 9VUW. WUUB. l
many others take the same stand. '
at- .!... J .k..A I.. J..
Algbt Sc.ftleBH Probable.
The senators put in one night session t penditure of public money for tele
this week and there is a large and phones in private residences is incor
healthy chance that between this date porated in the appropriation bill,
and May 17 the local lighting company i The bill carries $33,519,194, approxl-
wni pront considerably tnrougn lur-
nlshinsr electricity to Illuminate the
legislative chambers after the shadows
hava fallen. In other words, there- is
good reason to believe that a good
many more night sessions will be found
necessary if the legislature is to get
through with its work on schedule
The legislature has decided that the
$0 days' session spoken of in the con
stitution means just 0 days no more
and no less. Also, that these (0 days
InrJwdV Sunday- aa well as day t-4av-bor.
"Wherefore, they have figured the
session will come to an end legally the
night of May 16, which happens to be
on Thursday. I
Oaly Party Rills Fanned.
To date about 40 bills out of
of approximately 300 have been passed,
On the face of it, this record is not es
pecially cheering, but it must be re
membered that In the regular course of
events the greater part of the final
work comes in the last part of the
term, and some of the more enthusias
tic ones assert that there is no question
but that all the necessary bills will be
enacted Into law by the time the day of
k.. ... i.:.. wt... .. '
membered that this law making busl-
ness Is costing 800 a day and that r " "" " ": -uuim-
about every taxpayer in the state is ! lefi i- .. , ...
thoroughly alive to that fact and is Itth0.qulr Ds,nKer ships
keeping close tab on the legislative 5he. f1 lae to be yPPa ylth
proceedings, it is not difficult to under- Z?!Wig?! S8 Island
stand that a majority of the statesmen l?,und. ??, S?iL"h lp J? fcean
are not anxious to take any chances by TlSZ?ZV2?; 22JJfrT TlreleSv
extending the term, no matter how 0?TlP'nenilna lZn 0Pt0, SZ. 1.'
pleasant they may find their experi- neafn.8r ship are ' '
BdHeateI Measure. I Th. T-Jltl.3- iH'S"
ifca,te.o,nat5,T,,,h.0sf ?Z?E2232 E"a 'roVoctK orsnoEd
fa'vbVrePo-?,8 btlaSSt? com- SSSf? 52L L. . '!?
n.i Tfci. 1. ... w..,l. i kiii
or an extremely bad ibULacrding to !
i.p?v ..w J?. DtmOCtt,t
least the majority of them, are heartily
(Continued on Pace Two.)
was the revolutionist they had been
The Jail Delivery.
"President Diaz offered $50,000 for
me, and Americans planned to take me
out of jail and deliver me to the Mexi
can officials for the money. These
Americans worked up the affair among
the Mexicans of Fort Stockton, telling
the Mexicans that they must rescue
their friend and liberator. The Amer
icans were using the Mexicans as cats
paws to get me into their hands. An
American official, who learned of the
plot. Informed me ahead of time, how
ever, and secreted a good horse where
I could get it. That-night, the attack
on the jail was made and I was taken
out. Immediately I informed the Mexi
cans that they had been trapped; that
instead of giving me my liberty, they
had only taken hie out so that Ameri
cans could take me to Mexico and get
the reward from Diaz. The Americans
became frightened and left the crowd
'Escapes; Is Rearrested.
"I mounted my horse and rode away.
Two days later, near Pecos, while I was
heading for the mountains In New
Mexico. I was captured bj1 two rangers.
They recognized me by the white horse
I rode Capt7Hughes was' not one of
my captors; he had nothing to do with
my arrest either time. I made no re
sistance in either case, as I had made
up my mind not to light United States
officers if arrested; my conviction
meant at most, two and one-half years
in prison, and T would not risk being
killed for that. I was brought to El
Paso, tried in federal court and con
victed in a short time. Judge Maxey
gave me the limit two and one-half
years, and I was sent to the Kings
county prison. Brooklyn. N. Y., .where I
served my time I had beenactlvo in
politics in El Paso prior to engaging
in the revolution and when I was ar
rested, the Democratic officeholders
used all their influence to get me con
victed "Dies" After Leaving Prises.
"After I was released from prison In
Brooklyn. I caused to be sent out the
information that I had been taken to an
asvlum and had died there The offer
of Porflrio Diaz of 150.000 for me. dead
or alive, still held good and I thought it
the best thing to drop out of sight, and
the easiest way to do this was to let it
be Known that I was dead. That Is
whv my old time friends in EI Paso
arc! New Mexico have not heard from
Congress Appropriates Two
Thousand Each to the Rel
atives of the Dead Men.
LIFEBOAT BILL IS
Washington. D. C, May 2. The house
today passed the postoffice appropria
tion bill, carrying the amendment giv
ing $2000 to the nearest relative of
each of the three Americans sea post
mail clerks who were lost on the Ti
tanic. The marine committee of the house
favorably reported the Alexander bill
I which provides that all American ves-
sels must be provided with life boats
sufficient to care for all human life on
Th rivrrs and harbors anDrODriatien"
MIL increased by $8,0.4.010 over the
house flarures. was agreed to by com-
j merce committee and will be reported
n a few days.
. un" ?Br """" . .
An unusual demonstration greeted
' representative Oscar W. Underwood.
I majority leader, when he appeared n
the house, the chamber which was
I crowded, rising in a body and cheering
"MO "vwuvw w " -wj .
Georgia arnd Florida primaries. Speaker
Clark, who was in the chair, looked
" nilingly when the applause con
K.?fiabllcan For Camraeree Ceart.
i Specific Injunctions against the ex
maieiy ;z,t4u,uuo less man ror tne cur-
v.uvv iras uhi ir inv iui-
rent year. Salary provision, for 14,877
officlals and employes show a reduc-
I tion of 406 names on the payroll. July
is fixed for the end of the commerce
court whose jurisdiction would be re
invested in the other United States
The Democrats cut $92,280 from the
saalrtes paid to employes in the boose
owing to the capltol
The bill also restricts the number of
United States circuit judges to 29 and
pa-QVides that no more, appointments of i
that class shall be made until the num
ber of judges is reduced below that j
The various denartments submitted !
i cauuwic mr .ao9,wv more i"Fn
H ii i II I .. 4 . f P AAA a.
i cnairman fitzgerald s committee pro-
The Republican members of the aa-
propriation committee filed a minority
report, urging the retention of the com
merce court and the bureaus of statis
tics and manufacturers and the salary
of the secretary of the president.
Regiiiatte-Bs for Shift.
Regulations regarding life saving ap-
T,V5raL'n , American-owned snips
'would be extended to foreiam owned
-' b ""JK1 S2IZ7
;. -i,r twiucrcnu interests
frm securing control of territory about
tor HS. Ban and other members
of the forelgn affairs committee of the
senaie. in a aeoate following the re
ceipt of president Taft's message trans
mitting the correspondence covering
Japanese activity In western Mexico,
leading members of the senate declared
that the control of so strategic a posi
tion, even by commercial interests
wholly Japanese in character, could not
be permitted without menacing the
safety of the United States.
To Protest Against Meat Probe.
To register a protest against the pro-
(Continued on page two.)
TO TELL THEiR STORIES IN CALIFORNIA
WILL MEET MR. KNOX
Philander C. Knor. secretary of state, will pam through El Pa Friday
merslBg es the Susset limited es rH te to Los Asgeles. The exact nature of
the secretary's visit to I.es Asgeles li a, set been annouHced. bt it is be
lieved that he IH talk Ith the refugees from the vrest watt country of
31 ex lee.
AVhlle In EI Paso, the secretary of state will be met by a delegation
from the rebel army, who will plead w Hh him for the reeegnitles ef their
belllgereaey. The secretary of Mate w 111 arrive at :M and leave at 7il a. in
CONFIRMATION- FROM LOS ANGELKS
Lon Asgclees. Cal May 2. Secretary of state Philander C. Kax. wh will
arrive la I.e., Asgeles Saturday es route to SHn Fraseisee, will hear stories
of alleged cruelties Inflicted hbor Americans Is Mexican jails when he
. vur.i-. ,..-, ciij. owrcwrj ivhhx tetesTrapfted teday that he would be
to intea to all vhe had any complaint. te make.
C. A. Heberlels. who was recently throws late Jail at Jimenez by G
co. me reeel leauer, "hceasse he did
secretary Ksox ef the cruelties he
Likes Herald Best of All
Edit El Paso Herald: ' ,
Please send me The EJ1 Paso Herald. I Kke your
paper better than any in the Southwest Eaeloeed is
money order for payment of subscription.
Jas. L. Feener.
Are Forced to Leave Their
Homes; High Water Is
IS UNDER WATER
Eight Parishes in Louisiana
Covered With Water Fol
Torras. La.. May 2. The second line
of levee protecting the state convict
plantation at Angola. La-, broke this
i Afternoon and -within a short time tie
5000 acres were inundated.
The state recently completed a naif
million dollar sugar refinery and this
will be flooded.
All hope of closing the Torras cre
vasse was abandoned following a con
ference between governor Sanders and
the state engineers. The crevasse -:aU
widened to nearly 700 feet and the
levee was crumbling away rapidly.
News that the engineers had given
up all hope of closing the Torras cre
vasse was Hashed to ever; town on tne
t west side of the river within a radius
i i iiuiot.
TbHiiHn ef Hewes To Be Abandoned.
It means the abandonment of thou
sands of homes in the territory souti
of Torras and property damage that
wiU run into millions.
The Angola break Is across the river
from Torras crevasse and less than
six miles distant. The flood waters on
the Angola side -will cover thousands
of acres of fine farming land along
i the east bank as far down as ba on
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Relief Fiem Kvery Direct lea.
On anxious appeals for help relief
was rushed from every direction toda.v
to persons in the flood terri.ory affect
ed by last night's crevasse 1.1 the Mis
sissippi levees near here. From many
river points steamers and gasoline
launches arrived and five trains came
to take aboard refugees and livestocK
In anticipation of a levee break, the
railroad companies had placed cattle
cars at all sidings south of Torras. and
these are being loaded and moved to
1'igh ground. At Letts worth and ot.ier
small, towns men. women and children
welcomed the opportunity to share cat
tle cars with their cows and horses.
Hundreds ef Cattle Drews.
Couriers rode all night thrdugh the
lowlands south of here warning per
sons -who are without telephone con
nections. During t!ie mora ing no word
was received of life loss, but several
hundred head of cattle were drowned
The flood waters from the new
crevasse will inundate sections of
eight parishes but will be most de
structive in Pointe Coupee. West Bat
on Rouge and Eberville parishes.
where millions of dollars' worth of
property is endangered.
Parts of fourteen other parishes in
Louisiana are flooded from previous
Women screaming and men shouting
as they hurried into their homes and
seized their children and valuables in
their mad effort to reach places of
safety, and the .stamping animals turn
ed loose by their owners to seek pl.-iea
were some of the cltpatic conditions
that prevailed in Torras last nig. t
when the alarm was sounded that t.
! ,eTee at the junction of Old and Mis
sissippi rivers naa given away.
Aimouin it naa Deen Known tnat sev
eral weak spots had developed, little at
tention had been paid to this bit of the
levee, and they were caught unaware
In a few minutes after the break had
become known the townspeople were in
Before the streets were entirely
submerged a majority of the inhab
itants had reached places of safety
Three hundred women and children
were placed aboard a freight tr?ia
which had just arriTed in Torras.
(CoBtlaued ob P?.ge Three.)
sat like Mr. Heberlels'.!
claims he suffered at the h.a. ... .,