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EL PASO, TEXAS,
May 28,1912 14 Pages
TWO SHOT-IONS TODAY.
Fair tonight and Wednesday:
MEXICIIN CONGRESS M
OUST MADERO TO CET
- REBELS TO END WAR
BUT FORDAMAGES REDUCTIONS MONEY IN
New Tariff Plan Proposes a
5 Percent Annual Reduc
tion For Four Years.
Might H$ve Saved All on
Board Titanic Report
Condemns Speed Mania.
AND ALL UNTRAINED
Washington, D. C, Mav 28. Just be
fore delivering his speech, senator Smith,
chairman of the sub-committee which is
investigating the Titanic wreck, sub
mitted the committee's report and its
conclusions. The report is largely a re
i lew of the evidence and contains recom
mendations for legislation. No particn
iar person is named as being responsible,
though attention is called to the fact
that on the day of the disaster, three
distinct warnings of ice were sent to
captain Smith. J. Bruce Ismay, man
aging director of "the White Star line, is
notheld responsible for the ship's high
speed. In fact, he is barely mentioned
in the report.
On the whole, the report is impassive
and senator Smith in his speech west
more fully into a discussion of the
causes of the disaster than does the com
mittee. The committee agreed upon these
The supposedly water tight compart
ments of the Titanic were not water
tight because of the non-water tight
condition of the decks wlere the trane
Acrse bulkheads ended.
"The California!!, controled by the
same concern as the Titanic, was nearer
the Titanic than the 190 miles reported
by her captain and her officers anc
crew saw the distress signals of the
Titanic and failed to respond in accord
ance with the dictates or humanity, in
ternational usage and the requirements
Might Have Saved AIL
The committee concludes that the
Californian might have saved all the lost
passengers and crew of the ship that
Eight ships, all equipped with wireless,
were in the vicinity oi the Titanic, the
Olympic farthest away, 512 miles.
The mysterious lights on an unknown
ship, seen by the passengers on the
Titanic undoubtedly were on the Cali
fornian, 19 miles away. The full ca
pacity of the Titanic's lifeboats was not
utilized because while only 706 persons
were saved, the ships -beats could hare
No general alarm was sounded, no
whistle blown and no systematic warn
ing was given to the endangered passen
gers, and it was 15 or 20 minutes after
the collision before captain Smith or
dered the Titanic's wireless operator to 1
send out a distress call. '
The Titanic's crew was only meagerly
acquainted with its positions and duties
in case of accident and only one drill was
held for the maiden trip.
The majority of the crew joined the
fhip only a few hours beiore she sailed
:ind were in ignorance of their positions
until the tollowing Friday
... .. & -..,. ,
ice positions so definitely reported j
to the Titanic.'' says the report, "just
preceding the accident, located ice on
both sides ot the lane in which she was
traveling. Ko discussion took place
:imong the officers; conference was
eaUed to consider these warnings; no
heed was given to them. The speed of
tne vessel was not relaxed; tne looKout
was not increased.'
The committee concludes that the
Titanic's lights were visible to the Cali
fornian before she( struck the iceberg
and that the Californian must have seen
the distress rockets fired from the bridge
of the Titanic. "
The report says:
"The committee is forced to the in
evitable conclusion that the Californian,
controled by the same company, was
nearer the "Titanic than the 190 miles
reported by her captain, and that her
officers and crew saw the distress sig
nals cf the Titanic and failed to respond
to them in accordance with the dictates
of humanity, international usage and
the requirements of law. The only re
ply to the distress signals was a counter
signal from a large white light which
was flashed for nearlv two hours from
the mast of the Californian. In our
opinion, such conduct, whether arising
from indifference or gross carelessness,
is most reprehensible, and places on the
commander of the Californian a grave
Wireless" Operator Xot Aroused.
The tireless operator of the Cali
fornian was not aroused until 3:30 a.
m. Xew York time on the morning of
the 15th after considerable conversation
between officers and members of the
crew had taken place aboard that ship
regarding the distress signals or rockets,
and was directed by the chief officer to
see what was the matter, as a ship had
been firing rockets durinc the night. The
inquiry thus set on foot at once disclosed
the fact that the Titanic had sunk. Had
assistance been- promptly proffered, or
had the wireless operator of the Cali
fornian remained a few minutes longer
at his post on Sunday evening that ship
might have had the proud distinction of
(Continued on sage 5.)
TO HEAD OF HIS BED
SHKpeadcd by a sash cord tied around bin seek and attached to the head
f the bed, the body of J. M. Heine, aged 85 yearn, rvas found In hl room
at 115 South Kansas street by the police Tuesday morning at 9:30 oclock.
The eplelsa of eoreaer K. B. McCilnteek, who vlevrcd the body, aad the po
lice wk nade ic discovery, Ih that H ciae hanged himself at 10 o'clock Mon
Heises hailed from Red "Willow, A'eh., and had been In EI Paso five lnjK.
Written en the first page of the note book found la one of his pockets
wan the request to notify B. F. Helnes, Red Willow, Neb., la case of acci
dent. Tne hedy H being heM by a leeal nnderinklng eslabltafament pending ad
vices from friends or relatives la Red Willow.
cause was givea for the suicide. Ilclaes had complained of buffer
ing with threat trouble.
Santa Fe Has Freight Wreck
and Passenger Trains Tied
Up by Washout.
MAX WEBER LOSES
LAND IN MEXICO
River reports show that the Rio
Grande is resting from its burden of
carrying the flood waters from the Colo
rado. No rise was noticeable at this
point Tuesday, although the crest of the
flood, which was reported at San Mar
cial Mondav, is expected Wednesday.
This is expected to be the highest water
of the spring and is arousing much
worry tovaDey ranchers because of the
danger from the river flooding their
W. W. Follett, consulting engineer of
the international (water) boundary com
mission (U. S. section), says that he be
lieves the crest, which was reported by
his observer, George W. King, at San
Marcial Monday, will arrive here Wed
nesday, and unless there are unexpected
rains above 1 Paso, this will be the
highest stage of the river.
Reports from San Marcial and Selden
Tuesday morning show that the river is
remaining stationary at these points. A
message to OI. X. t. Lane, weather ob
server here, from district forecaster
Brandenburg, at Denver, which was re
ceived at 4:10 p. m. Monday, said that
the river will reach 175, El Paso gage,
bv Wednesday or Thursday ,and would
remain about '17 feet. The observations
at Denver, the message said, showed that
the river stage in tne upper reaches was
Santa Fe Track Washed Oat.
The Santa Fe has experienced its .first
serious trouble with the river which it
parallels north of 1 Paso. A freight
derailment occurred at the Seidell
switch when a locomotive and eight cars
of a northbound freight were derailed
early this morning because of 30 feet of
track being washed out. Because of this
washout and the soft condition of the
roadbed in other places along the Santa
Fe orders have been given for trains to
run slowly over the bad places, me
northbound passenger train, which left
the union station Tuesday morning will
meet the morning and evening soutu
bound trains at the wreck and wSl trans
morning and evening south-
fer the passengers and return -from the
scene of the washout. The fireman and
brakeman BjtrKe. were aurtin the wreck.
"""The wafer is close to Que railroad
tracks tat a number f places and work is
being done to protect the track from
the encroachments of the river alone the
entire line. One-half mile from V ado
the water is near the track and a wash
out is- feared at that point. The An
i, ,j t'am.Hiin )-; n ronm-ten
Washington Park Safe.
The danger ot the Washington park
and Woodlawn districts being flooded is
believed to have passed, as the river has
swung further toward the Mexican aide.
Dairy readings of the river are being
made by the boundary commission engi
neer8 al me (.ourcneane eaoie ierry
above EI Pago je reading Monday
neers at the (Jourchesne cable lerry
afternoon showed that the river was run
ning 1030 cubic feet of water per second.
A message has been received by the
reclamation service from engineer J. A
French, who is making observations in
Colorado. He says that there were 8500
fee-t pe,. nassine the Colo
r!lAl -- ,, -t 4 D -. Mmidv. The
i ,- t 1 ,r r t iiwi
aiscnaree at Alamosa, coio., was low
at the same time, but the river showed a
steady increase at that point. The river
at Elephant Butte is at a standstill, the
engineers there telephoned to 1 Paso
Tuesday morning, and no trouble is
feared because ot the effect the water
will have on the construction work of
Max Weber's Land Damaged.
The five or six acres of cottonwood
and mother trees, on the property of
Max Weber, German consul at Cludad
Juarez, located on the Mexican, side of
the river, opposite Washington park,
have been washed away by the flood
waters of the Rio Grande, according to
Herbert .Nairn, city engineer who spent
Tuesday morning making an inspection
of the work that had been done by the
city around v asnington park.
"The water is higher than it was yes- !
terday, and is rising- fast," Mr. Nunn
said. "I know that Max Weber feels
keenly the loss of the trees. In addi
tion to washing away his trees, the wa
ters of the river are standing knee
deep over Weber's alfalfa fields. Many
of the trees which wero-'washed away
lodged on the bar in the river opposite
Washington park, and for awhile this
offered a source of danger to our side.
There are just a few trees left on the
bar, and when these are gone, all dan
ger to land in the vicinity of Wash
ington park will be eliminated."
County engineer J. W. Eubanks, ac
companied by Park Pitman. left Mon
day morning on a trip up the valley to
ascertain the damage that had been
done in that neighborhood by the rising
waters of the river.
Meaxurlag the River.
In May, 1897, the international
boundary commission took charge of
the El Paso gaging station and has
maintained it ever since, reading gage
twice daily and taking 10 to 12 water
measurements per month when the riv
er was flowing. The measurement
taken Monday was number 1239, No. 1
having been taken May 4, 1897.
j.ne station at san Marcial was
(Continued on page 5)
El Pasoans Get No Satisfac
tion From Mexico; Look to
Congress For Melp.
SMITH WORKS FOR
Washington, D. C May 28. Repre
sentative W. R. Smith will appear to
morrow before the foreign relations
committee of the senate to urge a
favorable report on his house resolu
tion requiring the state department to
collect indemnity for damage done by
the Mexicans at Juarez and Agua
Prieta during the Madero revolution.
The resolution was introduced in the
senate iy senator Ashurst. Its con
sideration in the house is a long Hay
Mexico growing out of the battle of
Juarez, considered by the United
States state' department. Although it
has been more than a year since the
battle across the river practically no
progress has been made in the matter
of El Paso claims against Mexico be
cause of this battle. Chinese and Ger
man claims arising within the borders
of Mexico have been settled, the local
attorneys say, while the El Paso
laims. originating from shots fired
-into the United States, have been prac
tically ignored by the state department
at Washington and by the Mexican
Letters have been received by El
Paso attorneys from a number of sen
ators and congressmen in Washington
pledging their support in the fight to
nave the claims considered immediately.
htch the local lawyers are now wag
ing. One senator wrote that he is in
.ympethy with the joint resolution
which was introduced by congressman
W R. Smith' at the urgent request of
El Paso attorneys. He added that he
recognised that nothing had been done
because of "the mollycoddle and milk
sop policy of the state department."
The Mat resolution, which was intro-
eed at the senate by senator Ash
urst. " of Arizona, and which has been
received -favorably bv the committee
on foreign relations, has been held up
repeatedly by the state department. Kl
Paso lawyers say. and they have been
unable to set any action on the claims
which they 'have for personal injury
cases arising as the result of the i
Juarez battle. I
In order that the state department
-light not say that the EI Paso lawyers )
ment jf way ,n the ajudication of I
the Mexican claims, one firm of attor
neys presented the facts of the claims
wbJcJi they represent to the Mexican
consul, ti. u. Ltorente. who had an-
tfeat-fce watwrtlimlarte con
alder and allow the claims and to pay
the amount of the damages, should he
see nt After one failure to get ar. !
audience-with the consul and a second ;
trip which caused him to wait almost
an hour while the consul ate his lunch, ,
the attorney representing this firm ,
says that hi- va assured Dy the consul I
;at the claims would receive his imme- I
Mate attention. Although this was i
more than six weeks ago. he says that I
he has heard nothing further of the
The Kl Paso attorneys are deter
mined that they will obtain justice for
their clients if it is possible and they
are renewing their efforts to have the
bmith lotnt resolution neri hv rn..
gress and the committee which it '
creates to pass upon the claims arising '
out of the battle across the river.
JUNE 3 IS NAMED
AS "CLEANUP DAY"
June 3 was designated today by S.
Blumenthal, of the city sanitation" de
partment, as clean-up day in the resi
dence districts of 1 Paso. In this con
nection Mr. Blumenthal issues a notice
to all residents to have the garbage cans
placed in a convenient spot where they
can be nicked up by the city wagons.
The residents on this day are to clean
their yards and the city will perform
the same mission with reference to the
alleys in the different neighborhoods.
OMAN'S Intuition is proverbial.
and Helen Bobbins had her
share of it- It may have been
tn,s occult power that made her sus
pect that her uncle had been to see
Beatrice Minor. Or perhaps the elderly
man looked a bit conscious when Beat
rice's name was next mentioned to him
by his niece.
At all events. Helen took alarm
swiftly, and, after some moments of
rapid thinking, determined that her
own interests and those of her children
should not be sacrificed to her wealthy
relative's fancy for a pretty widow.
She could not prevent hiB going to
Beatrice's home, but she could arrange
to have another man fill her field of
vision so completely that the older and
less attracitsaadmirer wouldbe rele
gated to the ba-?eiHeiUa"r- "
With this aim in view, she callod up
Beatrice and asked her to accompany
her and Mr. Robbing to the theater
the following Saturday night, and, re
ceiving her assent, she . telephoned to
Robert Maynard and asked him to
make a fourth in their little party. He
accepted promptly, but asked, "Who is
to be the fourth? Tour niece?"
"Oh, no!" exclaimed Mrs. Robbins.
"You were very kind to devote yourself
to the child at my dinner, but I would
not think of imposing her upon you a
second time within fortnight. Mrs.
Minor is to accompany us. I wish you
knew her better. She is really a
most unusual woman, with a beauti
ful mind, and. by the way, she likes
you very much."
The man laughed pleasedly, his van
"I am gfad to hear that, for I found
So the MUter was arranged, and
when Beatrletf stepped from the eleva
tor in her apartment bouse on Satur
day night, having been informed by
the hall boy that Mr. and Mrs. Robbins
were waiting for her, she. was aston
ished and pleased to see that Robert
Maynard was with them.
"Why. how delightful T' she ex
claimed cordially. "We are a nice
quartet, aren't we?"
A Merry Time.
It was natural that Robert should
act as her escort, and he was so pleas
ant, and Helen and her husband were
so jolly, that Beatrice assured herself
that she was going to have a good
She ws!s not disappointed. The play
was well acted and interesting, and
between the acts those difficult and
Washington, D. C, May 2S.A com
promise tariff plan designed t grad
uate reductions of duties and designed
"to avoid impairing any American in
dustry, was offered today by senator
Newlanls as an amendment to the house
It proposes a 10 percent reduction en
January 1 from certain duties and a
further reduction of 5 percent on Jan-
I "a""- 1 of. each year for lour years there
after, until the total reduction of 30 per
cent shall have been made. A non-partisan
tariff commission of five juemoers
appointed by the president 'would deter
mine to what products the reductions
Senator JSewlands said today that his
purpose was not to endorse tne protec
tion principle, but to recognize that pro
tective duties- had stimulated industries
which must suffer by any radical change.
Senator Xewlands pointed out that
both parties had promised a revision of
the tariff, and his purpose, he said, was
to provide a graduated reduction with
a brake, so applied as to prevent exces
sive importations and consequent labor
Wants Battleships; Loses Vote.
The fight on the naal appropriation
bill broke in the house today when
representative Roberts of Massachusetts
mtni'd for two new battleships to coat
not more than ?S.000 000 each. Tlie Dem
ocratic caucus voted down the battleship
program, but with much defection in the
Mixed Pickle Congressional Debate.
the uneven dlstribu-
tion of wealth, the latter as represented
i by Andrew Carnegie, and CoL Koose-
elts prospects of pomi nation were
mingled in a lively debate in the sen
ate vesterday over Mr. Hitchcock's
resolution calling for all information
of corporations as disclosed in the
coriort:on tax returns. The returns,
he said, encouraged a disposition to
v ard imperialism, made evident that
the disparity of wealth had increased
lists ut millionaires, and shown that
proiected interests had a revenue of
m. WJlHUU QU a JFCa U1I.1 iciu-
iron and steel manufacturers, sena
tor Hitchcock declared, were alone
collecting $300,000,000 more than
their due. He referred to Andrew
(Continued on page 5)
BABY GOES TO SEE
"BABY" IN CISTERN
Mother, Drawing a Bucket
of Water, Finds Little
Tularosa, X. M.. May 28. Baby was
I playing m the yard. Creeping to the
! rim of the cistern which had been left
uncoered, the little one saw another
little baby. It was really the reflection
j of bay in the water, but at one year
j baby bad not learned of reflections.
. Baby wished to play with the other
j When mother went to the cistern to
, draw a pail of water she saw the baby
! in the cistern. But it was her own
j little one who had fallen into the open
I cistern because it had been lonely and
I w ished to play.
it was tne child of Mr. and Mrs. Asa
Chalk, of La Lua, N. M., and there is
sorrow in the Chalk home because of
VIRGINIA TERHUKE VAN DE WATER.
boring periods Robert Maynard proved
himself a good comrade, and the con
versation was brilliant and spirited. As
the curtain fell upon the last act he
turned to his friends and insisted that
they should accompany him to the
Plaza for supper. Helen looked at her
husband for his consent, and he nodded
his approval of the suggestion. Beatrice
beamed with anticipatory pleasure.
"This is such fun!" she sighed to her
escort as they followed the older couple
through the brilliantly-lighted streets.
"It is a long time since I have had such
a spree as this, for of late I have gone
out very little. In fact I have had
nobody to take me anywhere.
"And I." said the man, looking down
into her face, "have not had anyone to
take anywhere, even" with a sigh
"if I had had the heart to go."
Beatrice wished that he would forget
for a while his dead wife and think
only of her, then she remembered that
he had but said in substance just what
she had remarked a moment before.
Probably he thought she Was regret
ting her husband just as he seemed to
regret his wife. After all, had his mar
riage been any happier than hers?
vThey had reached the Plaza, and he,
noticTng; her grave face and preoccu
pied demeanor, checked her for a mo
ment as s4c started to enter the re
"Let's make's bargain," he suggested
quickly and amicnS'y- "For this even
ing let's promise ach other to think
only happy thOugK-IP- Will you agree
"Indeed I will!" laughed his com
panion. "I shall be glPd of the chance
to forget all the disagreeable things
that have ever happened-"
"Such a pleasant thinl? is happening
to me tonight in being vvith- you that
I shall have no trouble 'n forgetting
every thing else," he said softly, step
ping aside to allow her to enter before
I.oeklag Her Be."'
His words and tone broils1 a new
light to her eya and a brighter color
to her cheeks, and more thai? one Pr"
son turned to look at the prepay wonjan
as she crossed the broad colrdor and
entered the dining room. LY1" seemed
transformed for her tonighti-
The strains of the orchdstra .""ed
her with delicious emotion!- and her
past with its bitter disap4lntment.
and her present every day existence,
with its struggles to econF,ml'je an
its sordid (.ommonplaceness.lL fe" ,onl
her, and she fUt as it she were tan-
Dropped It as Signal to Of
ficers Gives Testimony
in Darrow Bribery Trial.
CALLED TO EXPLAIN
Los Angeles, CaL, May 28. The con
tempt case of detective R. J. Poster
was transferred this morning by judge
Hutton to the court of presiding judge
Willis of the superior cout-
After the Foster matter was dis
posed of, the Darrow trial was re
sumed with George N. Lockwood
again on the stand.
Under direct examination by the dis
trict attorney the witness said that his
idea in playing the part he did in the
trapping of Fianklin was "to prevent
a great crime." He had no intention
of keeping the alleged bribe money
offered him. he said.
Dropped Maej a-t SSsaa:.
Lockwooa's cross examination was
begun at 10. :0 o'clock by counsel
Earl Rogers. nosers' first question
was why Lockwood had dropped the
JiOO tendered him by C. E. White on
the morning of November 28, 1311. The
witness said that it was dropped as
a signal to watching detectives that
the money for his allieged bribery
had been paid or the deal closed.
After a few more questions, Rogers
went into the witness's past, leading
him into Lockwooa's successive em
ployment as a peace officer.
Asked why he had suggested H. H.
Yonkin as "stakeholder" of the bribe
money and objected to White, the wit
ness said he thought Yonkin would
make a better witness for the state
He had made no effort, he said, to
warn White, who had been an old
friend. His relations with the dis
trict attorney were entered into at
Xewtpaper Men Summoned.
Employes of a Los Angeles news
paper were summoned to appear in or
der that judge Hutton could deter
mine who was responsible for the pub
lication yesterday of an interview in
' irhlnVi Dno2 r-! a niirA1 ac? co vtnn
I ,i, h ,., u ,!,., i-, ,, -,i,h hi.
telephonic device. Judge Hutton de
clared the publication of the inter
view to be most 'Teprehensive."
During the controversy which fol
lowed the filing of affidavits in sup
port of a request for Foster's cita
tion, chief counsel Earl Rogers of the
defense and district attorney Fred
ericks almost came to blows when
Rogers asserted tliat the publication
ot tne interview was a flagrant at
tempt by the National Krectors asso-
cutioa. which employs Foster, to in-
fluence' the jury. He accused Foster
-j without craarmeatfou of attempting to
-reacn-- tne jury.
. .Kvideaee Yesterday.
At the trial yesterday ' afternoon,
Fester was on the stand and gave evi
dence concerning the preliminary steps
of the bribery movement, up to the
time of receiving the $500.
Bxpeeted to Meet Durruw.
Lockwood said that on the night the
district attorney and detectives were
secreted about his house, he expected
Darrow there and that his arrest
would follow. He expected Darrow, he
said because he had agreed that
Franklin would bring the "big one" out.
Franklin, however, told him later that
by the "big one" he meant C. E. White,
the custodian ot the alleged bribe
money, and not Darrow.
Bart Rogers, Darrow's counsel, also
sought to draw from the witness ad
missions that an effort was made to
telephone Darrow, so that he would be
in the vicinity where the alleged
bribe money was passed to Lockwood.
The witness declared that he knew
of Darrow's connection with these
deals. Rogers evoked an indignant
protest from the district attorney by
referring to the culmination of the
bribery affair as a "performance"
District attorney Frederick asked
that Rogers be punished for contempt.
Rogers jumped to his feet. "I con
tend," he shouted, "that the whole af
fair was a fake and a frame-np, and
I will prove it before I get through."
Fredericks demanded that the court
(Continued on Page S.J
Again Meets Her Yoatbfnl Soitor
and Is Happy.
ing on the threshold
of a new and
Helen., seeing the result of her ma
chinations, rejoiced, and her satisfac
tion made her more agreeable tnan
ever, while her husband, noting her
mood, fitted his to It They were a
merry party, and It was, on the whole,
a satisfactory evening for all con
cerned. The viands were delicious, and
Robert Maynard ordered them and the
champagne with an abandon that made
Beatrice wonder if he had not more
money than had the average man of
As she thought this, she breathed a
sigh of content then caught herself
up sharply as she appreciated that she
was once again contemplating the pos
sibility of this man's asking her to
marry him. She would not allow her
fancies to stray in this direction for,
perhaps, after allj, this devoted man
ner of his was only his way with all
women whom he chanced to know. The
thought brought with it a pang, and a
sober look came to her face. Maynard
observed it and leaning toward her,
"Are yot3fTfctUng your bargain?"
Beatrice -started guiltily. then
"What bargain r she queried.
"We promised to ignore this evening
the unhappy past you know," chided
"I was not thinking of it!" declared
"What were you thinking of?" asked
But she laughed and shook her head.
I can't tell jou'" she exclaimed.
"Will jou tell me sometime?" he
The woman looked at him, moed by
a sudden impulse.
"When I know ou well enough to
find that I was mistaken in what I
was thinking!" she promised.
J!.h.atJ areJ i'ou two conspiring
V d,emdJd Helen suddenly. She
fi ?er hu.sand "ad been deciding in
L!T.iK.neS thaJ lt was time for sober.
sensible people to turn their faces
era,rd "Vhatever is is. it has
absorbed you so deeply that ou have
.. .... i..r lUUr. n is so late we
must go home. And. risinK from her
seat, she and her husband started to
wards the door, while th other couple
reluctantly followed them.
Orozco Announces that a Representative of Congress Is
Coming to Consult With Him Relative to the Mat
ter--If Rebels Recognize Congress, Story
Is that Congress May Oust Madero.
(By Antedated Press.)
Chihuahua. Mexico, May :S. Gen.
Crozco's promise to recognize the
present national congress in return for
its assistance in removing Francisco L
Madero from the head of the govern
ment may be made the basis for nego
tiations for peace in Mexico. Unofficial
advices have been received at general
headquarters that an emissary repre
senting a controling block of congress
is now on his way here to confer with
Gen. Oroxco and his counsellors.
It long has been the plan of the revo
lutionists to oust from power not only
the president and his cabinet but the
members o; congress as well. It is no
secret that a large part of the deputies
and many of the senators are not in
accord with the president and that they
have privately censured him severely
for bis inability to maintain peace.
According to the information at head
quarters, this group has agreed to pro
MENINGITIS LEADS IN
CAUSE OF DEATHS
Pneumonia Next Most Se
vere in Texas 42 Sets of
Twins Last Month.
Austin, Tex., May 28. Celebro spinal
meningitis again leads this month as
the cause of death, according to the
monthly report of state registrar of
vital statistics BabcocK. made public
It is shown that the total number
of deaths from this disease was 270,
while there were only 28 deaths from
this cause for the corresponding month
Pneumonia is next as the cause of
death, there being 246. and tuberculosis
is third with 23C.
Total births for the month aggre
gated 4052, a decrease of 33S from the
previous month. The total deaths were
2832, an increase of 348.
Forty-two sets of twins were born
and two sets of triplets.
Thirteen cases of pellagra are re
ported for the month.
MAN IS HELD, BUT
A. Marin and, ate wife wrere. obtained
by the officers Tuesday on suspicion of
having ammunition in their possession
which they intended to smuggle to
Mexico. They were arrested by the po
lice and taken before the United States
commissioner. Marin admitted having
j the ammunition, commissioner Oliver
! says, and he was bound over to the
federal grand jury and his bond fixed
' at 3350. The man said that his wife
j had no part in the affair and she was
given her liberty. The ammunition was
rom a local hardware and arms com
pany, the officials say.
MAY CONNECT JUAREZ
MPTH Kl. PASO BY WIRX 1
. The Mexico North Western railroad
may connect its Juarez offices with the
union station in 1 Paso by telegraph.
It Is proposed to run a wire from
Juarez to Kl Paso. At present this is
done by telephone. The Mexico North
Western has at present one wire run
ning into the United States, it being '
connected with the western union.
BURNING OF PICTURE
MACHINE EXPLODES NEAR ONLY EXIT
FIRE KILLS EIGHTY
Cast el lea De Ia Plana, Spate, May 3S. -The elaeraategraplile explosion,
which last even lag eassed the death of S persons la a moving- picture -theater
la the Httle elty ef VHIareat was evea mere terrible than first re
ported. Tae theater was completely burae d eat aad very few ef the aadience
escaped wltheat lajary frera fire ererasbteg In the paale. A large number ef
the Injured are dying. VlrtaaHy every family in the vicinity Is affected.
The eiaf nintegraph was installed la a stall hall where there naa only one
opening ued both as eatraace aad exit. The ptetare machine was manipu
lated at one side ef this deer.
The film teek. fire ta aa aaexplaleed maaaer.. tV teagae ef flame shot
eat late the hall, la which were seated sheet 1S6 people.
There n a mad rash to the estt -which seen beeame eheked with
shrieklag men, women aad children.
The whale baitdtag was seea in flames aad the paale increased momen
tarily, readerlaR dKfiealt the ergaalzatlaa ef relief from the eateide.
FOURTH CAVALRY TO
BE RELIEVED HERE BY SECOND CAVALRY
GO TO FORTHUACHUCA
Washlagtea, D. C May 2S, Aaeth er regiaieat, the 2d cavalry, new re
tarniag from the Philippines, is to be seat to Wmrt Bans, Texas, although It is
declared that ne warlike nhxalHcanee attaches to the order.
The regiment Is dac at Saa Ifraaefciee Jaae IS aad was originally des
tined far Fort Meade. S. ., aad Fort S ncilag. Miaa. At Fert BHns the 2d
cavalry will relieve the headquarter and first saaadeea ef the 4th cavalry,
which will join Its regiment at Fart Baneaaaea. Ariz.
RING WINS FIGHT IN
HhwIoh, Tex., May 2The rlag" delegattea front SI Pase was seated
la the state eeaveatiea by the exeeaflve committee.
The committee gave little eeasWeratiea to the dbtpate between the W are
aad rlac or Hudapeth faetiea. aad the matter was aalefcly settled.
"The aati-rlRK mra heae the ercdeatlais eewmlttee ef the eeaveaMea will
deride differently. The nntb have net had maeh faith In the executive com
mitter doing aaytMag; but seating tact-lag delegates.
ladcr the rele which gives the state eenveatiea jarladictiaa ever all
delegates. iBfUeatleaN arc tknt all the 4 Texa delegate te the Democratic
ceacatlon will be laatrurtrd fr Wee drew Wiktaa. Centre! by WRaea men
vts conceded before the state contention assembled here daj.
pose to Orozco that if he will recog
nize congress, congress in turn will
remove Madero from power.
To Curb Trais Serviee.
In order better to prevent tne move
ment of spies and other undesirable
persons, only military trains will be
operated between Chihuahua and Jua
rez. Regular traffic was suspended toda".
The mail will be carried and passen
gers will be moved, but subject alwa3
to inspection by the authorities. Passes
issued by the military will be required
and in all cases the authorities must
be convinced as to the identity of the
passengers and in a general way the
character of business which causes
them to travel in territory controled by
Placing the army in positions about
Bacbimba Pass was continued toda'-.
Orozco remaining in the field -with his
CURD IS DROPPED
EROM HIGH SCHOOL
With Rene de Serviere, He
Is Let Out . by the
A shakeup in the high school at tha
close of the scholastic year has re
sulted in Prof. J. W. Card being let
out together with Rene De Serviere.
instructor in modern languages. Prof.
Curd says that he withdrew his appli-,
cation for reappointment when he was
informed that he was to be dropped
from the list of teachers.
He has asked for an opportunity to
appear before the school board and
hear any critclsnas of his work and un
til after this hearing ne declines to
make a public statement
Prof. Curd has been acting as prin
cipal of the high school this year be
cause of the iBness of Prof. Ransom,
of Galveston, who was elected prin
cipal in the faU. Prior to hawing this
position. Prof. Curd was at the head of
the history department of the school
and was faculty instructor in athletics.
He is writing a history of El Paso
which he expects to complete and pub
lish this summer. He expects to attend
the university of California next year.
Politics w said to have played a part
in the dropping of Curd from the
faccjty of the high school.
Douglas. Ariz, May 2S. A. M. Will
iams, a local aviator, after two year
experiment succeeded today in making
his first long flight Passengers on
the early morning Copper City special
from El Paso were surprised te see a
machine soaring to a height of abont
3M fett along sMe the traok. Williams
raced to beat the train into Douglas
ever a coarse of 15 miles.
Williams is now making dally flights,
and continually getting better work
out of his machine.
It is announced today that he will
take up a . passenger this afternoon
from the grounds north of the city.
He has done this successfully on pre