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EL PASO, TEXAS,
August 5, 1912 r12 Pages
, Leased Wire
Fair tonight and Tuesday.
After Desperate Chase, Man i Mysterious Shooting at the! Mass of Evidence at Grand-fLaFollette-XJnderwoodCom
IN NEW YORK
on Way to Kill Wife at Las Belview Messenger Office
Cruces Is Killed. Saturday Night.
BATTLES OFFICERS j
Jury Hearing of Rosenthal
n V yl pgcv gnff en n at 9 m
La Junta. Colo., Aog. 3. Battling
desperately every inch f ground ne
gave, before a posse, led by iivei des
perate determined aeputy sheriffs,
George Ballew, Tennessee gunman,
nought a moment's respite behind a
ha stack and fired a bullet into his
brain, dying instantly, three miles
southwest of this .city yesterday.
Ballew was the Tnan who shot up a
summer hotel at South Platte Satur
day and then started on a wild chase
for Las Cruces, N. 31.. with the inten
tion of killing his girl wife who re
cently deserted him.'- He stated to
f : lends before starting on his wild
escapade that he was bound to be
avenged for the desertion of his wife,
and it was relatives of her that he shot
at South Platte.
Mart On Foot From Spring!..
Early yesterday morning Ballew. on
foot, started frqm Colorado Springs,
where he bus spent the night, toward
La Junta. Several miles out he stole
a horse and buggy from a farmer
named George Governeau. The latter
soon discovered his loss and tele
phoned to La Junta. Thinking that
Ballew was merely a horsethlel.
deputy siieriff Jack Devine left hdre to
intercept him He had passed the
tillage of Ormega when he saw a man
ahead of him trj- to -flag a passing
freight train. But the train did not
stop and the man dropped in the tall
mass beside the track. Further down
tl e'track was the horse ic-1 liug,ry that
Ballew had stolen.
Devine hurried forward and the next
moment Ballew opened fire. They ex
$ G. AV. Amberson, Known ax
p- Jack, brother of "Billy" Amber-
4" 'sou. who was killed, testified
at tlie hearing Monday aftcr-
fr noon of Casey that he llrcd the
shot which struck Caey In the
" arm, after Casey had shot his
-5- 4- -i'
A dispute over the disposition of cer
tain property under the will of the late
John P. Casey, sr.. is said to have re
sulted in the death of William J, Am
berson. aged 35 years, and the wound-
ing of John P. dasey. jr.. at 10 oclock
Amberson, who w&a one of the pro
prietors of the Bellevue messenger ser
vice, was shot while in the office of
that establishment, 403 Texas street.
The shooting was alleged to have been
New York. Aug. 5. A mass of evi
dence is to be presented to the grand
jury this week, out of which the of
ficials of the public Drosecutor's office
believe several Indicements for extor
tion will be founa against certain po
lice officials for grafting from the
To Probe Police Toroughly.
Police commissioner Waldo in a
statement last night relative to the
Rosenthal case, recommended thorough
investigation of the charges regarding
the alleged connection between the
police and gamblers.
At the same time he declared that
gambling can exist only because the
gamblers can obtain what amounts to
protection from the courts and asserts
that gamblers do much of the corruDt
election work of the political parties I
that has placed the judges, on the ,
Closing On Trail of Gunner.
It was reported at police headquart-
a Vote of -354CJ&
ROSSES IN THE
Delivers Keynote Speech
prbniise Report Passed by j For Progressives Rule of
VOTE FOR MEASURE
the People the Burden.
FOR NOfiasER AMERICA
Washington, D. C, Aug. 5. The con
ference report on the compromise La
Follette-Underwood wool tariff bill
was adopted by the senate today 25
to 28. The progressives who voted for
the wool tariff revision were senators
Brlstow, Clapp, Crawford. Gronna. La
Follette and Works.
Senator Cummins was paired against
the measure. He said that if free to
ntt h vnulH nnnnsp If. bppfllisp h
TtMtai'arl til. 'Q nprpflnt nrtvnlrn"im rilltv I
on wool much lower than could be jus
tified by a study of the tariff board's
Senators Nelson, McCumber, Town
send and others also explained their
opposition to the compromise bill on
the ground that the rates and the basis
of advolorem tariff were not in accord
j with the tariff board's recommenda
iii.ii -nrtfh o sn.sn winnho.tor tho i,ii ' ei s that detectives were close UDOn . Archbald Trial Dec. 13.
entering his abdomen Following the ' tne trail or i,erty" Louie and Gyp The trial of judge KoDert v. Arcn-.
ii i wnfk hi nnn - w nx tvt-j-k vainn l n nv v nir. limn nr rnn i ' n i t on i!iins rnm m tr-r"t
w0.fc bUUMLVUVII rtJlll IUK I - w. ----,- --..- .. -- w .- c-.
murder, inspector Hughes spent his
third day in personal charge of a force
of detectives near Tannersville, in the
It Is known positively that "Gyp the
Blood" and "Lefty" Louie were in Tan
nersville last week.
Stands Up For Police.
Commissioner Waldo said in his
statement that at no time in its history
has the police department been so well
prepared to stand an investigation as
arrival of the police, who were on the
scene shortly after the last shot was
fired, Amberson was rushed to the po
lice station, where immediate medical
attention was given him From the
police station he was buried to the
Hotel Dieu. He died at 11 oclock Sat
urday night just .as the ambulance
reached the gate of that institution.
Casey was arrested about 11 oclock
at the residence of Dr. JM Richmond.
211 West Rio Grande street, where he
went to have the wound treated made
by the bullet which entered his right
wrist and came out just under the
right elbow. It was stated that he re
quested the doctor to notify the police
of his -whereabouts. J. Pinkey Robert
son, a cattle dealer, -who, it was said,
was -with Casey at the time of the
shooting, was arrested by the police
later at his home, 313 West Boulevard.
Both men were taken to the police
station, where they were held on a
charge of murder. They were later
transferred to the county jaiL
The Cause of the Shooting.
Chicago, III., Aug. 5. f National
Progressive party took Its pl? ,n the
arena of American politics here!01'1
when its first national conventionale
sembled in the coliseum where the Re
publican national convention was held
seven weeks ago.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, sponsor for
the party, arrived in Chicago this
morning, but did not attend the first
session of the convention. He will de
liver hisV'confession of faith" tomor
row. Former senator Albert J. Beveridge,
of Indiana, was elected temporary
chairman of the convention, after sen
ator Dixon had called the assemblage
to order and prayer had been offered.
Senator Beveridge. greeted with pro
longed cheers, delivered his keynote
speech, bristling with the most ad
vanced ideas of Progressivelsm.
The floor of the big convention hall
was crowded and the galleries, slow to
fill at first, held but .comparatively
few empty seats when the convention
got under way shortly beiore 1 oclock.
Says He Withdraws Protec
tion For All Who Fail to
Join Him in Fighting.
HIS LOST CANNON
Gen. Pascual Orozco served notice to
day on the residents of Juarez that af
ter tonight he would not be responsible
for the safety of the city, and that all
who do not go with him had better
vxross the border to 1 Paso. This Is
I jy,first definite move in the long de
layed evacuation of the .Mexican border
city by"Del troops. Trains are being
made ud fB.r no movement and the ar
tniorv afl vfavalrj' horses loaded.
Tt is r7nV?red that Orozco. with the
500 SowUUfed here will proceed
to Gallego. a point"" " Mexican Cen
tral ralFway mldwTC ween Juatvz
and the city of CliW1.11"- ,,Lhi?
point he expects to nn the forces of
Gen. Inez Salazar. .. , ..
While the telegraphMJ?83. ' "?e
North Western railway ar Ji? ?2?
along the line as far as Casa-Jif?":
little reliable information lip- 5rg
sar have been kept a mystery Ir Jfi5j2
TO FIGHT TO
If Their Flight Is Opposed,
They Are Ready to Put Up
Friday morning at sunrise 200 Mor
mon men from, the colonies of Dublan
ana Juarez started toward the Ameri
can line, armed and determined to reaca
their wives and families in El Paso at
This report was brought to the Mor
mon headquarters. In the American
bank building, Monday raornlngr by Will
Young, a member of the Dublan colony,
who arrived Sunday from there. He
reported to A. W. Ivins, apostle of the
church in charge of the relief matters
here, that the men were all armed and
that Roque Gomez had been sent in
pursuit of them with a force of rebels.
They are expected to reach the bor
der near Douglas some time Tuesday.
A party of 25 men of the Mormon col
onies will leave Agua Prieta this eve
ning to carry nrovislons and water to
i these men who are deserting their
homes and crops in the Mormon col
onies to reaeh their families In El Paso
ed manv rounds of shntx. the
MT !-lrtnn- -crtjv lltiHl Jio ir,rl rotroat. ,, "V" .Tt " ,7 ".'r"; .17.. " at present.
ed baek toward La Junta for nearly a ,f"tS tVoflnrtnr tn ;ntlfv thX AniiX, . ?he D??t interests of the public ana
mile Devine at last reached a house Zr hi u-horpahnnt .T Pink- Robert- ot l"e ponce department itself demand
where there -was a telenhone and ran .? .1 i --i. i "U..,,, ,i a tnorough and impartial investiga
in , and telephoned for assistance. In -with Casey at the ' time of the t,on De roade without delay in tif&r
ine meantime. anew naa met a negro shootin was arrested by the nolice ;uiu "lc guilty, 11 any, oe Drougnt to
named Wilson driving a buggy, and later at his home. 313 West Boulevard. Justice, and that the confidence of the
forced him to get out and turn the Tint mor. -!-.- tnVon to tin. nniicc people he restored in the nolice. My
vehicle over to him. Lashing the horse, station, where thev were held on a desire Is that every one who is guilty
he started driving at breakneck speed charge of murder. They were laef of wrong doing shall be dismissed froiu
towara ua. junta. transferred to the countv jaiL the ponce department, and that they
Desperate Battle 'With Officers. The Cnnne of the Shootlns. may be sent to prison as a warning.
As he drove away. Wileon drew ai ,m. ., . "Gambling wonl not h n nniir-e
revolver from his pocket and emptied, ..,. whph r lnratod at 1305 Mvrtle ! problem if the courts would convict a
avenue," said C L. Forester, who Is j nian of gambling, on the same evidence
one of the owners of the messenger ( as they would convict him of murder
service. Sunday afternoon. "I was ; or burglary,
there when the first dispute arose be- j "It Is impossible to say that under
tween Amberson and Casey. That was tne systems of checks now employed.
about x ociock saiuraay nignt.
'The dispute occurred on the walk
in front of the office of the Bellevue,
nue property back to the Casey estato
Th lplerar: wprii moRt Anthitq
brought by the house of representa- ! astic. frequently interrupting the pro- 1 Grandes district to Gallego. An engine
tives, has been set by the senate to ccedings with cheers and applause. I and a small detachment of men was
1. ... , , ri- ii - .-t i.:r
"ut.Jl '?. " ",i:.l-i"t5t-ie",f& soa at Hermanas. X. M.
tlon of his trooDs overland on the Tv -It..ls n.ot J'f?'e,r0TO.rt
i wagon road which runs from the Casas W" Ll2i? i":
ijTi JL UC lCUCiMO n v O WV U1VJ
kt of Dublan when the expedition
open Tuesday. Dec. 3. the second day
of the next regular session of con
gress. The postponement of the case
came after a long fight by a number
of senators to have an immediate trial,
as desired by the house.
The house managers demanded that
the trial open next Wednesday, Aug.
7. Judge Archbald, through his at
torney. A. S. Worthington. presented to
the senate a formal request that it be j
aeierrea until ucl is, uecianng nis
Beverldse sounds Keynote. I sent nni-th aTnnr- th railwav. dwitrnv
Kxsenator Beveridsre. of Indiana, who 1 inir tVi rn.i oc for oa San TArttn
presided temporarily over the National Kvidently In preparation for the
day, delivered the keynote speech, I was made up this morning. It was
which is to be calculated as campaign composed of three coaches and ca
document in the country the next few boose, and three stock ' cars were
months. packed with horses. About 100 men
He said in part: prepared to leave on this train which is
"We stand for a nobler America. e in charsre of Col. Jose Ornzeo. The ar-
stand for an undivided nation. We 1 tillery remainimr In Juarez, two small
it at the fugitive, one bullet strikin
him in the thigh. Ballew had not gone
far when he met four deputies comfnc
to the assistance of Devine. He jumped-
tree immediately opened fite. Devine
tame up and the- shooting became a
veritable txjttie. Ballew was shot
again "in the rttrfet thick, but he dragged
himself , access the -Gelds keeping Ms4
pursues, at aSyiy his accurate aim.
At lengtn. ais ammunition nearly
jonn niggins. where he demanded a
horse and buggy. Higgins dodged
'nto his bouse and procuring a rifle
fired at the fugitive. Ballew did not
return the fire but. limping as best he
could, retreated behind a haystack.
Then one shot" was heard. When the
posse closed in upon him they found
Ballew dead with a bullet through his
head. It was the last bullet he had.
Two revolvers lay beside him. None of
the pursuers were Injured.
Ballew was a stage driver and came
to Colorado from Copper Hill, Tenn.,
aoout two years ago.
Wife But 10 Tears Old.
Las Cruces. N. JL. Aug. 5. Mrs.
George Ballew, wife of the man who
ran amuck in South Platte. Colo., shoot
ing several and burning the hotel. wasi
nearly prostrated at the news of the
shooting, w'-en called up by the repre
sentative the El Paso Herald. She
said that had received threatening
letters frc -er husband which led her
to believe ne would attempt violence
should he ever gat where she was.
The young wife is but 16 years of
age. and has been married less than a
year She was formerly ..ilss Maria
Wolfford, stepdaughter of J. W. Stewart.
The Stewart family Is living on the
Reed Fuller place about two and a half
miles northwest of town, and had heard
nothing of the affair up to the time
Mr. Stewart was called over the phone
by sheriff Felipe Lucero, at the sugges
tion of The El Paso Herald correspon
dent In a phone message, giving the
According to last reports the girl
wife is with friends, where she will re- I
exhausted, he reached the farmhouse of j ao that he could get a share. The
.n)TUC avenue uuuic noa ICtl IU dUd.
Amberson under the will.
"Mr. Amberson absolutely refused to
agree to that proposition," continued
Mr. Forester. "They said a few more
things to each other. I did not hear all
of them. Casey finally drew a knife.
Amberson turned and walked into the
office, and Mr. and Mrs. Casey walked j
iaiv Casey Come Up.
there can be no grafting In the police
department, but it can be safely said
that thgre has been no protection sold
vhich apy Qne"hj3 Been 'in any official
positron toctenreir " . . -
Mass Meeting of Citizens 'Called.
The revelations of the Rosenthal
murder case, pointing to the existence
of a system of police blackmail levied
upon illegal resorts,, prompted a num-
uei ul itmujii uilicu: lu issue a call
for a public mass meeting at Cooper
Union this week to adopt plans "to
make effective the public demand for
the observance of law and order in
A number of prominent women, in
cluding Mrs. Russell Sage and Mrs.
j E. H. Harriman, have been asked to
case could not be prepared before that J
time. After two hours spent In se
cret session the senate by a vote of
M to 19 determined upon the post
Cotton Tar I IT Bill Reported.
The cotton tariff bill was reported to
the senate adversely today by chair
man Penrose of the finance committee.
Change Method Amending Constitution
Senator LaFollette today, bya reso
lution, proposed a radical change in the
r.cthod ot amending 'the constitution
of the United States.
By Its terms a majority of the two
houses would have authority to propose
a constitutional amendment, or It might
broader liber,., a
We stand for social
brotherhood as against savage indi
vidualism. We stand for an intelligent
cooperation instead of a reckless com
petition. We stand for mutual help
fulness Instead of mutual hatred. We
stand for equal rights as a fact of life
instead of a catchword of politics. We
stand for the rule of the people as a
practical truth instead of a meaning
less pretense. We -stand for a rep
resentative government tha' represents
the people. We battle for the actual
lights of man.
erafc Atlit Mormon headquarters It
22? SStSSS-Sra themfrom
" tK?S fta a large force, he
will get a-SHi driS Jl
or the Mormons,oar-SKS.
for further tnterfeicaBce.
bore cannon and a half dozen "home
made bomb tossers" were prepared for
"Wounded to Juaccx.
a constitutional amenument, or it mignt j ". menu iu war ui
ho nrnmisnl on th. -nptlHnn nf thp states I that which is WrOm and OUt
acting through their legislatures or and where we tear down we mean to
through popular vote. ! build what is right and fitted to the
Hcnrr Attnckn Roosevelt. times. We harken to the call of the
Ranresentat'.ve. Hanrv ' on Texas, t Present, W e mean to make laws fit
DeBasrat In-a speech lnhebauau4 MdUQusas. S-aXS$U!SS- the I
saturaay attacKea cot. iiooso-weit ana 1 i peuifw wojrB pn earta
garrison fought during the"itire day
to protect the railway from v federal
force of a strength unknown Sy them, j
"To carrv out our nrineinlps .- have- P"-Reu "P. " wuuuucu aiuug ii- ran
io carry out OUT principles We nave . w T0tw.l n nftirnaments rit nut
EY.6 IfJ I from Juarez failed to arrive at crra
,7t ? & H'os- the train returning to JArez
ckiij uuuua; ua, a. ..c . w.c .amuB
to have captured three field pieces
a plain program of constructive
form. We mean to tear
"It was just 10 oclock I know that j become members of the woman's aux-
because Mr. Amberson. who was
at the desk, had just recorded a call
for that hour and was sending a boy
out on it when I saw Casey and two
other men driving up In a double
seated surrey. I told Mr. Amberson
that he had better look out. because I
thought that there was going to be
some trouble. He got up and walked
through the door in .the partition to
the back of the building, in which au
tomobiles are kept.
"By that time Casey was up to the
window. He had a .30-30 in his hand.
I walked on out of the building. I
knew there was going to be some
trouble. I ran around to the back of
the building and hollered to Mr. Am-
A popular subscription to provide
iunas ior an investigation ana the em
president Taft. He referred to the for
mer as "Theodore Africanus, the 1'ad
Mullah of American politics," and de
clared that the former president
throughout his administration had been
In league with "big business." Mr.
Henry assailed Mr. Taft's record on
the tariff and declared he had shown
his contempt for labor. He defended
governor Wilson's career'and extoljed
STARTS FOR RUSSIA
today. That we may do this -we fou'nU
a party through which all who be
lieve with us can work with us: or,
rather, we declare our allegiance to
the party which the people themselves
for tnis part comes from the grass
- "..tt.....- ............. . A-
hnriler .""' y- "" -
or whether they struck out
.he. desert for the United States
are in no mood
A party of 3 2tonrvTsrrve'L ,ai
Hachlta, N". M. .. fronv t.e C0T0SJ? tLTT'
A. train bearing eight wounded rebel
soldiers arrived. In Jharez Sunday,
bringing verification of 'the battle In
progress Saturday at Corralitos. a few
milps north nf Cafuus GnniT4 mal1
group of rebels from the Cains GrandesVr Reports were also received from the
mwiaAii fAnkt ,..,. fhTinun 4n Mormon settlers in Airoa PrietfL and
ji.Mnt c,,4.sv i .,wM,.?fn inonna-
tlon received at Fort Bliss. Wltft..1?
arrival of the 264 from the Juarez a.
Dulan districts, the greater number
of the Mormons will have left the
trouble zone, it is believed.
Agua Prieta Fears Attack.
Mormon settlers in Agua Prieta and
Douglas saying that a body of rebels
had been seen 50 miles east of Agua
Prieta. Millard Haymore. who has a
store at Agua Prieta, telegraphed A.
W. Irvine that a body of S0O jnen had
been reported moving toward Agua
Prieta Saturday evening. O. P. Brown
aso had telephone messages from his
son, Ray Brown, at Dowglas. saying
that the rebels were expected to attack
Agua Prieta and that be "was preparing
to bring all of tha gentle stock from
the Brawn ranch. neanMeretos colon .
to Douglas in bond. A report was also
P1??6"1 .?f, lawyers and detectives Is , Obiect of Visit Is DiSCUSSiOIl
included, It is understood, in the plans ; " .
0 wii tmiSLlr k k . ' or ine .irrance-JKUSSian
While Inspector Hughes was absent 1 ..
in the Catskill mountains directing the lfl.Yal A jrTPPTTieill.
search of his men for "Gyp the Blood" Xd dl iL,t;t:uieilU
and "Lefty" Louis, two of the fugi- Paris, France. Aug. 5. Raymond
tives charged with Rosenthal's murdpr. ! .-, , ..,-- -r .--j
rvinuaire, uiu rrcnui premier, siurieu
today 'for Russia with all the ceremony
that usually marks a state pilgrimage.
tives charged with Rosenthal's murder.
several gamblers mentioned by "Jack" j
j.ose as naTing paia protection money
to the police were called to the crim
inal courts building and examined by
tlie assistant district attorney.
The departure of insDector Husrhes
for the Catskills led to reports that
berson, who was inside, that he had his detectives were close to their quar-
GO ON HORSEBACK
TO HACHITA, N. M.
Nine Americans Escape from
Mexico After a Per
After a horseback ride of 160 miles
during which they expected to be held
up or attacked by rebels at any time,
a party of nine Americans, -aeh one
well armed, arrived at Hachlta, K. M,
Sundav and have come on t- 1:1 -'aso
Tb- r-.cn came from the vicinity of
Pearson and -were nearly all of them
officers of the various companies of
that section. Only once during the
whole trip did the Americans se anv
rebels and this was a rear guaid of
those who had been at Ojio, but the
Americans immediately hiiirtii imi.
from them to avoid bringing on trourle
with the rebels.
The party left the Galaoea district
last Wednesday night and arrived at
the border early Sunday morning, hav
ing ai one stretrh made a ride of 36
1 rit(K w;-h"-3t setting out of ts Mid
dle It the party were: L P. atwoc-d,
cft'ef :iglneer and manager of the
Btf-k-- 1. t;t.-v A. M Ter.t.y, "Nell
Lri -it Dnblan; Mel Wo--a- sid
.y Vconiar. J. Durfey, X Bowman, P.
Unrtt m Roy Pa:t-i
better get out of there, as Casey was
there with a gun. J. tnen ran to tne
nearest garage and phoned for the
Police Telephone Busy.
Tf I had been able to get the con
nection with the police station, the
tragedy would have been averted.
Three times I tried, and each time cen
tral told me that the phone at the
stati6n was busy. At the third trial I
heard the first shot, and I rushed
back to the ofIce. I was In time to
see Mr. Amberson In the back doorway
reel and fall. He just slid down on
the floor. There "were five shots in all.
Three from the Winchester, and two
nistol shots. Casev was shot in the
arm, and Mr. Amberson was shot In
the abdomen. I can not figure out just
when Mr. Amberson fired the shot. He
probably "was down on the floor when
1 know that Amberson went into the
back part of the building, and Casey,
when he came up, hollered to him to
come out, you cowardly "
Casey Meets Amberson's Brother.
"After ihe shooting Casey walked
out of the office, and there he met
Jack Amberson, a brother of Mr. Am
berson. Casey told bim that If ne In
terfered he would kill him.
"There were two men with Casey.
One was Robertson, and tho other one
LAio not know.
"Jack Amberson went to notify Mrs.
Amberson., who came to the office. I
took her home in one of the machines.
"If I could have securjd connection
with the police station there woull not
have been any killing.
"When I was trying to get the po
lice over the phone, Mitchell, one of the
boys, jumped into a machine and ran
down there. It -was' he who notified
The PoUce Aotffled.
"As soon as Casey "was said to have
entered the building, Mitchell rushed
out and jumped into a machine that
ry and the attitude at police headquar
ters in regard to the departure of the
men was one of expectancy.
Revolver Is Found.
Deputy police commissioner Dough
erty made known that he had found
what he believed to be the revolver
from which the shots were fired that
killed Rosenthal. The weapon was
discovered in a trunk left behind by
"Lefty" Louie when he fled and all
the chambers "were empty.
John AV. Hart, counsel for Charles
Becker, the police lieutenant charged
with instigating the murder, conferred
with his client In the Tombs regarding
their line of defense. While Hart was
not communicative it was reported
that Becker proposed to lay the mur
der plot at the door of "Jack" Rose
and .would seek to show that Rose's
motive was that of vengeance growing
irom a longstanding feud with Rosenthal.
SMITH FROM JAIL
Continued on Page Four.
RACE RIOT FOLLOWS
AGUA PRIETA FIGHT
Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 3. The knell of prize fighting in Agua Prieta rras
tolled yesterday afternoon when a race Tlot Involving a number of Amer
icans and 3Iexicans followed the announcement of the decision of a draw In a
fight between Danny Cnllen, of San Antonio, and Frankle Gage, of Los An
geles. Gage, TTho Is a California Mexican, was a favorite with the Mexicans.
They became -ery sore over the decision and a number of Mexicans gathered
inside the ring in the center of the arena. Gage and the American had words,
followed by several Mexicans cursing the grlngoes. A free for nil fight fol
The panic stricken croud rushed tu the entrance. Several women who
viere in the croiid narrowly escaped injury. Most of the comhatnnts escaped.
Frank Krbc, n teamster, and G. L. Leonard, a piano dealer, were arrest
ed at the point of n rnohcr and taken to the cuartel.
A mob of Americans started to rash the cuartel.
The Mexican garrison with fixed bayonets rushed out, forming n ring
around the building, and the crowd fled.
llolh Americans were released after being in jail about half an hour.
Atlanta Banker Given Un
conditional Freedom; He
Will Join Rebels.
J. Wylle Smith, the alleged bank
forger of Atlanta, Ga., has been given
his unconditional release from the
Juarez jail by Gen. Pascual Orozco.
Smith says that he will depart with
the rebel forces when they leave Juarez
to go. into the hills. -
Orozco called personally at the
Juarez jail where Smith was being
held prisoner Sunday morning and
after conversing with Smith for a few
minutes, told him he could have his
liberty. He even told Smith that if he
did not wish to join the rebels he could
have his freedom anyway, but Smith
says that he wants to fight for Orozco.
On Sunday Smith was e. joying his
liberty in Juarez.
Although Smith has been a prisoner,
he has been permitted to leave the 1ail
with a guard when he wished to get his
meals at a down town restaurant, or
to take a stroll through the city.
Arlstide Brland, minister of justice;
Theophlle Del Casse, minister of
marine; j-Jbert Lebrun, minister for the
colonies; Louis Lepine, prefect of po
lice, of Paris; the secretaries and
attaches of the Russian embassy and
the staff of the French foreign office
were all present at the station to em
phasize the occasion, while in the
premier's train traveled all the leading
journalists of France who always mob
ilize "when questions of high politics
are in the air.
Near-eastern questions and the Franco-Russian
naval convention, the signa
ture of which by M. Poincalre, In St.
Petersburg, will bring the whole of the
fighting forces of the allies within the
terms of an offensive and defensive
alliance, are to be the main subjects of
discussion between the emperor of
Russia, Sir Sergius Sazarloff, Russian
minister of foreign affairs, and the
The most prominent feature of the
visit will be the Franco-Russian naval
agreem-nt, which will claim immediate
The eventual opening of the Dar
danelles and the steps necessary for its
accomplishment also are to be discussed
during the 14 days visit of Ml Poin
calre. It is pointed out here that this
is likely to be the burning question in
the settlement of the Turco-Italian
war, for it is felt that Russia is not
building $15,000,000 dreadnaughts in
the Black Sea with the Intention of
anchoring them In an enclosed lake,
and unless the question is settled soon
it is bound to cause another European
upheaval at the time of completion of
the ships, a couple of years hence.
Salazar Coining North.
Geni Inez Sfctozar, who at last re-
-ports eccMHtea vmaete GrHDUtes- wn-i
rebel soldiers, has evacuated the towft
in face of the federal advance from the
south and west
On his way. Salazar with his 16
rebels is destroying the Mexico North
Western railway, burning trestles and
tao vlnn- n 4n4 Ktn-nio. ttao T" 'rile
x- -r iu )faiij L'VIUCS irum lUC ltlS9 icoiwij, "K o" MuiiHu& .
roots. It has crown from the soil of I way he hones to delay his pursuit by
the peoples hard necessities. It has , the two federal armies which pocketed
tViA TMtolitw nf hk TmnlAc cimnr nnn- ! film at fTasa?! .( ra.Tl1 AK Sftlfllflr'S TTTPT1
vlr-tinns Th nannio hv pirtn 1.0 I had to ficht their wav out of the trap. I b7 the Mormons over Sunda
done and our Dartv is here to do that I skirmishes occurring' near Corralitos j houses In the colonies were being
work. Abuse will only strengthen it, I and other points along the railway, jouiea ojtne rebels and Mexican citi
ridicule only hasten Its growth, false- But the federal advance guard which "f h jarious towns and that
nooa oniy speea its victory. "' ." " " "' .i. ,
Been Fonnlns For Years. I not strong enough to intersect the rail-
"For years this party has been form- "T37', a,nd. t?e rebels are proceeding
ing. Parties exist for the people; not TTJ" tra,n' destry,nS the road be
the people for parties. Yet for years j nlnd them,
the politicians have made thd peonle ?l was reported early today that
do the work of the parties instead of salazar would come to Juarez ana join
urozzco ana mat tne repei army wouiu
proceed west towards Sonora. close to '
t ieeelved at the Mormon headquarters
dro, burning bridges behind him. and
that he was expected to leave the rail
road some place north of Colonia Dub
lan. Reports from the Colonia. Dublan and
Juarez colonies, which were received
by the Mormons over Sunday, were that
NEGRO IS LYNCHED;
MOB AFTER ANOTHER
DEMANDS OF REBELS
One Store Closed and An
other Given Time to
Rebels made a demand on the Three
B store which Is run by S. Picard in
Juarez Saturday night for 400 pairs of
shoes to outfit the garrison In Juarez.
The proprietors of th store refused to
comply with the rebel demand, and im
mediately closed their doors and will
koep it closed as long- asthc rebels arc
In the city. The rebels have- also made
a demand on Melchor Calderon, a
Juarez merchant, for 200 saddles ' Fie
j was unable to meet their den.ird and
j w.i; gnen a Uv. da: s in uhuh to ob-
torn thr saddles.
Two Negroes Said to Have
Murdered White Man
Meridian. Miss., Aug. 5. One negro
was lynched and a mob was In pursuit
of another near Halls Station. Ala., 40
miles east of here, according to passen
gers arriving here The two negroes
aro said to have murdered a white
man named Tutt.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MAY
ESTABLISH TUBERCULAR HOME
Colorado Springs, Colo.. Aug. 5. Pre
liminary to the opening of the annual
convention of the Knights of Columbus
in this city tomorrow, the directors to
day are considering subjects to be tak
en up by the order Among these is the
plan to found a home for tubercular
the parties doing the work of the peo
pie. The people vote for one party
and find their hopes turned to ashes
on their lips: and then, to punish that
party, they Tote for the other party.
So it Is that partisan victories have
ccme to be merely the people's ven
geance; and alwajs the secret powers
have played their gaYne. .
"The boss system is unknown and
Impossible under any othex free gov
ernment in the world. In itsvvery na
ture it is hostile to the general wel
fare. Tet it has grown until it now Is
a controling influence in American
public affairs. At the present moment
notorious bosses are in the saddle of
both old parties in various important
states which must be carried to elect
a president. This black horse caval
ry Is the most Important force in the
present campaign. Neither of the old
parties' nominees for president can es- 1
cape obligation to these old party
besses nor shake their practical hold
on many and powerful members of
the national legislature.
"Under this boss system, no matter J
which party wins, the "people seldom
win; but the bosses almost always 1
And they never work for the people. I
They work only for those antipublic j
interests whose political employes I
they are. It is these interests that are
the real victors in the end.
"It is this invisible government which
is the real danger to American insti
tutions. Its crude work at Chicago in
June, which the people were able to
see, was no more wicked than its skill
ful work everywhere and always which
the people are not abl to see.
The Root of the "Wrongs.
"The root of the wrongs which hurt
the people Is the fact that the people's
government has been taken away from
them. Their government must be
given back to the people. And so the
first purpose of the Progressive narty
is to make sure the rule of the people.
The rule of the people -means that the
people themselves shall nominate, as
well as elect, all candidates for office.
including senators and presidents of
tha United States. What profiteth it
the people if they do only the electing
while the invisible government does
"The rule of the people means that
when the people's legislators make a
law which hurts the people, the people
themselves may reject it. The rule of
the people means that when the peo
ple's legislators refuse to pass a. law
which the people need, the people them
selves may pass it. The rule of the peo
ple means that when the people's em
ployes do not do the people's work well
and honestly, the people may discharge
them exactly as a business man dis
charges employes who do not do their
work well and hi-estlj. The people's
officials are the people's servants, not
the people's masters
"The people Jiving in this land of
gold are the most da; ng and resource
lul on the xlobe. coming from the
hardiest stock of very nation of the
old world their very history in the
new world has made Americans a pe
culiar people in courage, initiative.
love of justice and nil the elements of
practically everything of value ha
been taken. The Union Mercantile
company, of Colonia Dublan, which Is
managed by E. E. Bowman, has been
looted of everything which has any
value. Furniture, dry goods and even -thing
movable were taken by the looters.
Booker Camp Men.
the American befrder, but the movement j The men from the Booker camp, near
iv umicu siiuvYs nun uiuw naa buuic t reursoo, arrivea in r.1 jfaso Mondav
morning Dy way 01 nacntta. X. M The
party included Ll P. Atwood. chief en
gineer of the line which L. E. Booker is
building from the Mirth Western to
the timber tracts which he owns: Demar
Bowman, son of K. E. Bowman, who
was in charge of the camp commissarv
on the line; Niels Larsen, who. with
E. K. Bowman, had the grad
ing contract for the road; A. M. Tenney
other plan. Just what It is, nobody
The movement of Salazar's forces
has not been agreeable to American
capital. "Conditions are deplorable;
all is lost." wires the manager of the
Corralitos Cattle company ranch, an
American property, to officials of the
company here. The North Western
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COL STEEVER GIVEN
BECOMES A BRIGADIER GENERAL
HIS STAR BY TAFT
Washington. D. C, Aug. 5. The
nominations of Col. E. Z. Steever,
Fourth cavalry, U. S. A-, now In com
mand of the troops along the Mexican
border, to be a brigadier of the line
and that of Col. George Andrews, at
tached to the department of the east,
at New York, to be adjutant general of
the army, were sent to the senate to- i
day by president Taft.
partment for the present and his pro
motion probably means that he will
succeed Gen. Duncan as commander of
No successor to CoL Steever as com
mander of the Fourth was named and it
'"" " V,t,?s iVrfvrivviTi ' "So we bave roore than enough to
UIL-S. AT CICINAT1 KOML supply every humsn bing beneath the
Washington. D. C. Aug. 5. President ! flag. There ought not to be in this
ana Mrs. 'rait will leave Washington
tonight for Cincinnati to attend the
funeral of John W. Herron. Mrs. Taft's
tatner, wno died there early today.
TIPT VCCKPTS RESIGNATION
OF FEDERVI. JUDGE IIAXK-nRn
Washington. D. C. Aug 5. President ! should never Walk in these thinly peo-
Taft today accented the resignation of '"Ir.d '5!d.etnf 'Rltn'
f-.lpmi ,.ifl. wt,w.i f .i . -nd et In spite of all tliese favors
,i.r-r-.i h,i .. tj.u v . '.,. .'. 1 whic.i proMd. 'ic. nas showered
... .... ....... jj... i.kii...i;, ivnuutL I
1-n the bcnt'i wjs under invistisation 1
republic a sirgle day of bad business,
a single unemployed workingman, a
single unfed ch-la. American business
men should never know an hour of un
certainty, discouragement or fear:
American vr.rkingmen never a day of
low wagi, mieness or want
Edgar Z. Steever. colonel command
ing the Fourth cavalry, who was pro- j
moted to be a brigadier general Mon
day, was born in Pennsylvania on Aug.
20. 1849. just 6S years and 15 days
from the day he was appointed a
brigadier general. He was appointed '
to the military academy at West Point
on July 1, 1867, from Pennsylvania. He
was made a second lieutenant of the 1
Third cavalry in June, 1871. and a first
lieutenant on May 18. 1S78. He saw I
much service in the west and southwest '
and participated in a number of the 1
Indian fights of the early days. His
promotion to a captaincy came as a
reward of merit for his service in the '
field on January 18, 1886. He remained j
.with the Third cavalry and became a I
major in that service. When he was ;
raised to the position of lieutenant
colonel he was assigned to the Ninth
cavalry, on July 15, 1902. He was trans- 1
ferred to his old command, the Third I
cavalry, on April 15. 1903, and was I
made colonel of the Fourth cavalry on
August 17, 1903.
CoL Steever has always been an. ac- ,
tive field man and in addition to his
work in the southwest during the In- j
dlan days, he served with distinction in
the Philippines where he was In com
mand of a regiment which was sent
against the Filipinos at Bud Dajo and
other battlefields of the islands. He
came to Fort Bliss as commander of the
Fourth when it was ordered here from
' Fort Meade. South Dakota, a little over
a ..aaw nn. .l I. 1 , ... I
a. j cm au. aim fiats ucen in active
command of the military affairs on the
border since that time
During the Maderlsta revolution Col t
Steever handled the situation and
maintained the border patrol near El '
Paso. He was made acting commander
01. tne department ot xexas upon the
COL. .&. 7. . ST&E VER
MI6HT &V AMERICAN
(CuntlnueJ on a0'e three)
death of brlaradier sreneral Josenh W
u-. I Duncan and hns been directing the '
miairs ui me lexas aepartment irom ; is lmpossioie to ten wno this will be
Fort Bliss since that time. In the I until all of the recommendations of the
meantime his command was transferred president are made The senior renk
to Fort Huachucu. Ariz whro it 13 1 mg lieutenant colonel will be aDoomt-
ow t.itiinrd 'o! Steevi was or- ed but who this will h is Tint Lnntrn
dcrtd to remain in lommand of the de- ' now