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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leased Wire
WRATKKK FORKCAST.
Fair tonight and Wednesday.
Warmer tonight
PRUNES TO
DISTRIBUTE
FEOERALPIE I
Democrats May Adopt Orig
inal Plan to Select Post
masters and Collectors.
HENRY OPPOSED
TO SUCH A PLAN
(By Wlafield Josra.) I
Washingrton, D. C, Nov. 19. Texas ,
ngressmen already are being, over- t
lowed with applications for federal
bs when tbe administration changes
n March 4. Representatives Henry.
all and Smith are receiving many
iters applvmg for government posl-
tif-.
l'ol ulax pumaries to determine the!
noice lor collectors ot internal rev
i'Je, postmasters, marshals, surveyors
nd other ofticials is advocated by rep
i si ntative Beall. Representative Hen
opposes tins plan. Henry is receiv
ng telegrams from his district de
.uncing the proposed primary plan.
"A primary to determine who would
" postmaster." said he, "would be un
a.r, because there is not a law under
.' hich it could be safeguarded. Re
ablicans would vote as well as Demo
ats. and there would be no assurance
at that the proper man would be se
cted. I prefer to take the responsi
iluy in my own district and shall do
Representative Smith also has re
ared communications on tbe primary
'.in. He is studying the subject and
.11 decide later whether to adopt the
i . w idea in his district or adhere to
.e old plan of the congressman himself '
leaning recommenaations lor on ices.
WILL SK rOSGKESS FOR
HOXTEARY LKGISLATIOX;
Committee Investigating tbe Soealled
Mosey Trust Is Called to Mct
by Chairman Ihko.
Washington. D. C, Nov. 19. There
v. ill be legislation during the approach
ing session of congress -as a result of
th money trust investigation of the
liouse. if representative Pugo, the chair
man of the committee, can .bare his way
.'bout it. Mr. Pugo has announced that
lie had called a meeting of the commit
tee for 11 oclock nextwednesday.
This Bession is to be merely prelim
inary, however, and probably It will
be confined to fixing- a date for the
i .'sumption of tbe oral hearings which
u ere begun soon after the adjournment.
Dtaeaases Power Rights-.
A conversation conference between
federal, state and private interests, con
cerning regulation of water power
i lghts in California was held at the in
terior department. There was a gen
eral interchange of views looking to
formal promulgation of interior depart
ment regulations governing water pow
er development on federal lands In Cali
fornia. Secretary Fisher vigorously pointed
out to representatives of the California
railway and water commissions, power
orporations and others that he be
lieved the idea of an arbitrary percent
age limit on returns of any corpora
tion was fundamentally wrong because
t did not encourage efficiency in roan
igpment He said he favored-local con
;iol of utilities and thought yower
i 'ghrs should be conferred by revocable
federal permits based agreement of
corporations to conform to the "rea
sonable regulations" of the states.
Taft to Decide Customs Law.
President Taft will be the final ar
biter in construing the law passed at
the last session of congress, admitting
shipbuilding material, machinery and
equipment to the United States free
of duty.
Because of the wide difference of
opinion as to the meaning of the law,
secretary HaeVeagh will submit the
proposed regulations of the treasury de
partment, interpreting the law, to the
pre"lent for approval.
KEPIBL1CAX PARTY LOSBS ITS
LEGAL STAXDIXG IX LOUISIANA.
Baton Rouge, La,. Nov. 19. The Re
publican party lost Its legal standing
in Louisiana in the recent election by
failing to poll five percent of the total
tote.
WILSON CARR1KS LDAHO BY 190.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 19. Woodrow Wil
son carried Idaho in the recent election
bv 110r' votes. With one small county
incomplete and all others official, the
v ote on president stands:
Wilson. 34,010; Taft, 32,910; Roose
velt. 25,510.
ALPINE YOUTH IS
MANGLED BY TRAIN
Alpine, Teas. Nov. 19. Alfred Watts,
son of J. M. Watts, a prominent mer
chant of Alpine, had bis left arm cut
off below the elbow by train No. 8
Monday evening. He was standing on
the steps of the car and attempted to
'imp off. it is said, after it bad got up
-peed his feet stnek in thick mud ana
'he car wheels ran over his arm.
ALIENISTS DECLARE
WILL NOT TRY ROOSEVELT'S ASSAILANT
SCHRANK IS INSANE
MllirBukee, "Wis., Xov 19. A commlssloH of five alienists who exam
lard Into the mental cesditlea of John Sehrank, who shot Col. Roosevelt,
today- reported to jadge Backus, finding- Schraak Insane.
The decision of the doctors was MBflBlmeHH and means that Schranlc
cannot he tried for the attempted ntarder of Col. Roosevelt but will be com
mitted to the Xerthern hospital for the Insane at Oshkesh.
Schraak may remain In the Oshkesh asylBm far tbe rest of his life, as
he caanot be released unless it Is shewn that he is completely coxed aad will
aot be subject agaia to aa attack like the one that caused htm to attempt
the life of Col. Roosevelt ea the Bight of Oct. 14.
SIX KILLED IN WRECK
ON SEABOARD AIR LINE
N'orlina, N. C , Nov. 19. Six men
were killed and six others badly In
jured in a head on collision between
northbound and southbbuud Florida
Cuba specials on the Seaboard Air
Line railway, one mile south of the
Virginia-North Carolina state line,
shortly after 4 oclock this morning.
All those killed or injured so far as
l eported nerc members of the crews
and express messengers:
The DeaiF.
C H. Beckham, engineer, Ralicgh,
K. C.
W A. Faison, engineer, Raleigh,
N. C.
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THE REBEL!
tBand Escapes From Santa
Clara Canyon Huerta to
Push the Campaign.
REFUGEES GOING
BACK TO MEXICO
Chihuahua, Mex., Nov. It. The re
ported encompassment of the rebels,
who entered Santa Clara canyon, near
here, last week, to escape the federals
who were pursuing them, did not prove
up. With all Known exits closed
against them, with troops and aiUMary.
the prey succeeded In making their
getaway with the loss of a single
member of the 1.400 which entered.
They were not known to have left the
thirty-mile cut until hours later, when
a federal scouting party that had en
tered one of the openings in the can
yon returned with the information that
no trace of the enemy was to be found.
Later another scouting party arrived
-with Information that the rebels had
split up into two columns, one leav
ing by way of the Bachimba outlet
while the other got out in some man
ner and was following close to the
Central railroad north from here, going
in the direction of Juarez.
There were many in this city who
scouted the idea that the rebels were
surrounded in Santa Clara, yet the fed
eral officials persisted in saying It was
a fact and that the entire command of
Marcello Caraveo and Kid Porras must
surrender or else be annihilated before
many days.
To Push Vigorous Campaign.
The escape of the rebels will hasten
Gen. Victoriano Huerta's departure
from the national capital for this city.
Telegrams advise that Huerta will ar
rive here this week prepared to pur
sue an active campaign against the
rebels, who though poorly equipped,
are remaining in the field in fairly
large numbers.
According to military officials here
aproximately 7,600 cavalry with artil
lery will be sent against the rebels
under Ines Salasar. Antonio Rojas,
Marcello Caraveo, Kid Porras and other
chiefs.
The same informants say that Huerta
will bring 2,500 additional cavalry for
use against the rbels, organising them
into flying columns to follow up any
federal advantage.
It Is understood that Huerta will
command a large force that will hunt
down Rojas and other chiefs now in
Chihuahua, while Gen. Joaquin Teller
will be given orders to pursue vigor
ously Caraveo. Porras and others op
erating along the Central north of
this city
Rebels Bara Bridge.
- A band of rebels recently bmnod
the large wooden bridge near kilome
ter 11 on the Kansas City, Mexico and
Orient railroad. Military oflctels at
Chihuahua were apprised of the dep
redation and dispatched a column of
troops, but tbe band had fled.
Business Getting Better.
Things, generally speaking. In this
city are much better than for some
time and business men are a unit "in
declaring a better commercial trend
has taken the place of stagnation. The
streets formerly scenes of quietude, are
peopled each day with long lines of
shoppers and all kinds of vehicles from
outlying districts may be seen leaving
the city with supplies.
It begins to appear as If the revo
lution inaugurated sad persisted in by
Gen. Orosco was crumbling and decay
ing for want of support For the past
month or more a pronounced state of
rebel inactivity has been noted, not
alone in this state but in others, name
ly. Durango and Coahuiia. However, it
is stated on fairly reliable authority
that the government is preparing a
peaceful solution of its internal
troubles by granting several conces
sions to the rebels In the field. What
these concessions are have not been
made public as yet.
Refugees Arc Returning:.
Arriving during the past weak from
the states, where they have been dur
ing the long months of the revolution,
were the following women folks: Mrs.
Marion Letcher, wife of American con
sul Letcher, and three small children:
Mrs. Sophia Fothast. Mrs. W. C. Wine
gar, wife of W. C Winegar. and little
daughter; Mrs. H. J. Baron, wife of
H. J. Baron, manager of the Mexican
Chemical company, and Mrs. W. J.
Wallace and baby. Both Mr. Baron
and Mr. Wallace went as far as Eagle
Pass to accompany the party to this
city.
Mexico's "Free Press."
The weekly procession of Chihuahua
editors to the state penitentiary was
augmented and dazzled on Monday
when Genaro Leyva Olea, editor of
El Heraldo del Norte was taken from
his home to jalL What the charges are
the police will not divulge, but It Is
alleged that editor Olea wrote or har
bored Ideas in direct contrast to the
opinions of the government or its of-
(Continued on page Seven.)
O. V. Priddy, express messenger,
Boykins, Va.
Express messenger King.
Two negro firemen.
The northbound train, known as No.
SI, was due at this place, eight miles
south of the wreck, at 2:40 a. m., but
did not pass until nearly 4 oclock.
The southbound train. No. 84, was due
here at 4 oclock. The trains met just
outside the wards of Granite, a small
station near the state line.
The cause of the -wreck has not
ben determined, but information re
ceived here indicates engineer Beck
ham on the southbound train con
fused his orders.
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Declares Accused Men Shot
Down Rosenthal, the New
York Gambler.
STRONG CHARGE
MADE BY JUDGE
New York, N. T.. Nov. J9. "Gyp the !
ninnj" T..ftir Tm1" "Whlfv T.wis" !
and "Dago Frank" Cirofici, the gun
men charged with the murder of -Herman
Rosenthal, were all found guilty
of murder in the first degree by a jury
in tbe supreme court this afternoon.
The jury deliberated only an hour and
10 minutes.
The quick verdict came as a surprise
to everybody. The jury in the case of
Lieut. Chas. Becker deliberated nearly
seven hours before reaching a similar
verdict. He is now In Sing Sing, sen
tenced to the electric chair for having
instigated the murder.
Prisoners Are Unmoved.
Justice Goff remanded the prisoners
until 10:30 a. m. tomorrow, when he
will fix the day for pronouncing sen
tence. Tbe entire proceedings In court after
the jury came in occupied only seven
minutes. The defendants were brought
in by four wardens and a policeman.
They heard the verdict with faces un
moved, staring straight ahead.
On the way back to their cells all ex
cept "Whltey" Lewis walked erect
Lewis went with bowed head. The
crowd in the court room received the
verdict without demonstration and the
news caused no visible excitement -when
it reached the throng outside toe build
ing. Strong GUarge by Judge.
For more than three hours today su
preme court justice Goff charged the
jury In the case of the four gunmen. "If
the states miormers commuiea me
crime, as the defence contends," he
asked, "was it reasonable to assume
that the Informers would invite the
gunmen as witnesses?"
"If Jack Rose has lied," he asked, "in
swearing that the gunmen did the
shooting, why then did he not- go
further and swear that be had actually
seen the shooting at the bands of the
defendants?
"What I shall say applies to all the
defendants, and only in one case shall
I separate one from the others," said
Justice Goff in opening his address.
A Remarkable Situation.
"Herman Rosenthal was shot to death
under circumstances of exceptional
recklessness. Rose, Webber, Vallon -and
Schepps say to these four defendants,
You did the murder;' these four de
fendants say, 'We admit the murder,
but you committed it." It is a remark
able situation, these two groups of men
accusing the other.'
"Rose lias taken the witness stand
and acknowledged participation in the
crime. It .was a remarkable narrative
that he told. Can you say that men
constructed and conceived this plot
without their being found a grain of
truth In it? From the defendants them
selves we learn that Rose feared them.
Believes Hose's Story.
"The defence accuses Rose of con
structing the story to save his own life.
It-i& for you to say. in hearing Rose
Incriminate himself in telling this nar
rative, whether there was not truth to
support his story; whether it was pure
imagination.
"Bear in mind that Rose did not tes
tify that he saw the defendants shooc ;
Rosenthal. Would he have btoppt 1 j
short just before tbe culmination of ,
the plot and failed to say tnat ne saw
them commit murder, if he waaj-not
telling the truth T1
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AMERICAN KILLS REBEL
LrJEIfP&M
John Brooks Shoots Enrique Portillo and Is Himself
Mortally Wounded and Dies Leaves, Widow
in El Paso Portillo Had Been Edu
cated by Mormons.
John Broofcf . an American cattleman,
singlehanded ipbot and killed Enrique
FnrtiUo, a rebel leader of the Casas
Granaes district, and wounded two other
rebels, who . tried to rob Mm. Sunday
noon at Colonia Chuichupa, Chili.
Brooks died "Monday of a wound re
ceived in the fight.
It is related in the telegrams received
by Mexico North Western officials and
Gem. Trucy Aubert that Portillo. entered
Brooks's house while the American was
at dinner vand demanded ?10, while two
other rebels stood at the door.
Answers Demand With Bullets.
"Here's your ten dollars, you ,"
swore Brooks as he drew his pistol and
fired at the rebel chief, who lell to the
floor in a heap. Brooks's fire was re
turned by the rebels in the doorway, but
the American emptied his revolver to
ward the light, only slightly staggering
from a wound received in the body.
Both -of the rebels in the doorway re
ceived wounds, and fled. The shooting
occurred ajNColonia CHuichupa, a Mor
mon settlement 25 miles west of Ma
dera. Enrique Portillo was mayor of Casus
Grandes at one time, -but later a' rebel
leader who had been terrorizing ranches
and farms in the Casas Grandes district
in the face of federal troops. He was
a blond Mexican, who spoke fluent Eng
lish, with no accent, and - was educated
in the Mormon church -schools. , Portillo
was about 35 vears of ae and married.
His father is living in El Paso.
Brooks a Former Ranger.
Brooks-was at one time a member of
the Texas state rangers under Capt. J.
R. Hughes. He was later a lieutenant of
the Arizona ronger force under Harry
Wheeler, the present sheriff of Cochise
BONDSMEN SURRENDER
ALLEGED DYNAMITERS
Indianapolis Ind., Nov. 19. Edward
Smythe and James E. Ray of Peoria,
111., two of the 4S defendants in the
"dynamite conspiracy" trial were plac
ed in jail today because their bonds
men withdrew the security on which
they had been at liberty.
At the opening of court, attorneys
fer the bondsmen anounced they would
surrender the prisoners, who then
were placed in the custody of the
United States marshal. The reason for
the withdrawal of the bonds was not
given.
Smythe. who is superintendent of
construction for the city of Peoria, was
former secretary-treasurer of a local
icn workers union. In Ortie E. Mc
Manigal's confession he frequently was
mentioned as having assisted the dyna
miter in causing explosions at Peoria
Ray, former president of a Peoria
I'nion seldom has been mentioned
since the trial began.
Testimony was given today concern
ing explosions at Peoria. Richard H.
Johnson, superintendent of a company
hich constructed a bridge at Peoria.
-.id m 1910. Smvthe, Ray and Herbert
S Hockin solicited him to put union
men on the job and Hockin added:
Therf will be something doing if
-. o,i d..n't."
Xon union men were put to work. '
: aitl tne witntss, "and the first explos
ion occurred June 4 that year."
Three months lateh the plant
( i tii ctn1 t.iif to- a-. llov-n up. It
in as this job llidl iUAIaiUoal said he
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r country. Arizona, iirooks had been in
the employ of -the Madera company lor
three years, superintending the par
chasing of all meats for that company.
He is survived by his wife, who is said
to be at Madera, and a sister living in
El Paso.
- Mr. Brookss father, Ross Brooks,
lives at Douglas, Ariz. A sister. Mrs.
Minnie Carson, lives at Dallas, N. M-,
and a half brother. Sullie Vaughn, is a
deputy sheriff at Pecos, Tex.
State ranger C. H. Webster was in
foTmed of the exranger's death by a tele
gram sent to him by John Wren, an
offieial of the Madera company at Ma
dera. Capt. Hughes was. imroediat-elv
notified and in turn notified Brooks's
relatives of his death. An effort will
be made to have his body brought here
for burial. . -StfK
Portillo Here Recently.
Enrique Portillo was in El Paso re
rentlv. but' returned to the Casas
Grandes country to resume his leadership
of a band qf roving rebels in that dis
trict. Portillo, accompanied " by three
other rebels, was in El Paso on some se
cret mission. . It . is understood, that , a
number of the local cattlemen have been
treating direct .with the rebels for pro
tection in getting out the Mexican cat
tle and that Portillo was here to arrange
for the payment of various sums for
this protection.
While here. Portillo said that it would
do no good for the Mexican Central to
replace its track and bridges, as they
would be burned as soon as rebuilt, as
the rebels did not intend to allow the
government railroad to rebuild its line,
although the North Western would" not
be hatmed as lone as the road did sot
carry any federal troops.
blew up with Smythe's aid. One can
of nitroglycerine failed to explode.
Through this clue. Johnson said, he
traced the purchase of the explosive
to Portland, Ind.. and thus put detec
tives on the trail of the dynamiter In
September, a month before the' loss of
life at Los Angeles and six months
before any arrests were made.
Clancy Collapsed.
Oscar Lawler, special assistant to
the- attorney general and Arthur L.
Veitch, who gathered evidence In the
dynamiting cases in California, said
Eugene A. Clancy collapsed In Decem
ber. 1911. after admitting In their pres-
! ence that he knew James B. McNa-
mara was on the coast to blow up non
union jobs.
Lawler and Veitch also named Olaf
A. Eveitmoe and Anton Johannsen,
San Francisco: W. H. Pohiman, Seattle,
and J. E. Munsey. Salt Lake City. a3
being aware of McNamara's dynamlt
intc mission.
The witnesses said Clancy at the dis
trict attornev's office told this story:
"In August, before the Los Angeles
Times explosion. Clancy went to Seat
tle where he was introduced by Pohi
man to James E. McNamara. who said
to Clancy you know what I'm out
here for.' and then explained he was
to do dvnamiting. Clancy then went
to thi Rochester convention of the In
ternational Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers, where he
talked with I J McNamara about the
Continued on. next page;.
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THREE KILLED
Frantic Mother Drops Child
and Leaps to Her Death at
Los Angeles.
VAUDEVILLE ACTORS
AMONG- THE INJURED
Los Angeles. CaL. Nov. 19. Three
persons lost their lives in a fire which
partially destroyed the St. George, a
theatrical hotel at Third and Main
streets, shortly after midnight this
morning. Fourteen were .injured, of
whom one baby, who was dropped in a
flame-awept hallway .by Its frantic
mother, probably will die.
The dead are:
Mrs. Charlotte Harrington, whose
stage natae was Ella Moran,' a vaude
ville performer, killed jumping from
sixth floor.
Joseph Jrfartin, Los Angeles, a jew
eler's clerk, killed jumping from the
sixth floor.
Julius Halone. negro, night engineer
of the hotel, who was trapped by the
flames in the basement, but. escaped to
die later in the receiving hospital.
Among the more seriously injured
is Miss Fern Melrose, a stock company
actress, recently from Chicago, who
suffered burns about the body.
R. E. Harrah and Anna Harrah. vau
deville performers, were seriously
burned, and Jefferson Osborne, an
actor, was burned and hurt in jumping.
One fireman made his way to the
sixth floor and stumbled over "Baby"
Harrington, who. badly burned, lay
screaming upon the floor. The fireman
picked up the child and dropped It from
a window into a life net.
It is supposed that upon hearing the
alarm Mrs. Harrington took her baby
out of ner room, and, overcome with
panic and the effects of the smoke
fumes, dropped it in the hallway, just
before she leaped to her death from
one of the -windows.
!
14 HIE 1-
HOTEL FIRE
ALLIES HEED APPEAL
BATTLE IS STOPPED TO BURY DEAD
OF TURKS TO END WAR
London. Nov. 19 The nations of the
Balkan confederacy, satisfied with vic
tory, today signified their willingness
to treat for terms of peace at the re
quest of the vanquished Turkish em
pire. The lustre of their success has been
only slightly dimmed by their tempo
rary failure to overcome the rallied
i'urkis-h army at the gates of Con
stantinople and enter the Ottoman
capital.
The stubborn defence encountered by
the Bulgarians at the line of fortifi
cation at Tchatalja and the realiza
tion that enormous slaughter would be
necessary to pierce them at the point
of the bayonet, with every prospect
that their ranks would be decimated
by cholera before they had attained
ruccess. doubtless proed the deciding
factors in inducing the conquerors to
listen to the urgings of the great pow
ers and refrain from pressing home
their victory.
An eight houis' armistice has been
: tjreeil to between the Bulgarians and
Turks at Tchatalja. so that both armies
may bui their dead, according to a
dispatch trom Constantinople
Terms ill Be Draxtle.
Simultaneously with the dispatch to
the grand vizier of their agreement to
appoint pe.-.ce plenipot ntiaries. the al
litd Balkan nations notitled the Euro-
EL PASO, TEXAS,
Tuesday Evening,
Noveber 19, 1112-14 Pages
TWO SBCT1QMS TODAY.
lEXUM
S WEN:
SEVERE
Peon, Kneeling in Prayer
During Trembler, Crashed
to Death by Train.
PAVEMENTS BUCKLE;
WALLS COLLAPSE
Only One Casualty Accord
ing to the Reports of the
Police.
Mexico, City, Mex, Hot. 10. A se
vere earthqaake occurred here at 715
oclock this raoralag. The movement
was eselilatery, and passed from Berth
to south. It lasted more tfcaa three
minutes.
Many briek walla aad a few poorly
ceastraeted small houses were thrown
dovrn- The street aavements beekled
aad several -water states -were broken.
Early geverameat reports indicated
that the area of the quake embrace
a Vftde district ta the west aad south,
of Mesiee. cMefiy Ib the tee of Guer
rero. Aeeecdlag; to the Bailee reports, the
only ocaunlry was that of a laborer
who, foM owing the eastern prevalent
among the peons oC dropping te their
knees la prayer, knelt on the street
car track is treat of a moTf&$: bbb
harbaa train aad wag crashed ta
death.
Other report Indicate a death Hat
of 12 or IS pexaoBS la widely separ
ated districts.
ROBBERS HOLDUP
Two Masked Xcb Get 9Se Ka Pas-
seBgem aad Then HoM Them
- Prheacra as TratB.
Ottumwa. la., Nov. 19. Two masked
men who held up passenger train No.
13 of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St.
Paul railway last night between Mystic
and Ottumwa secured loot amounting
to about $350. The bandits robbed two
passengers and two employes of the
company.
A. Young, a passenger from the west
to Chicago, gave up $80 in cash and a
diamond ring valued at $150. J. G.
Zook, his companion, was robbed of
$rt.35.
The robbers boarded the train just
as it -was leaving the station at Mystic,
30 miles south of Ottumwa. As the
porter, J. Robinson, was closing the
vestibule doors of the observation car.
a revolver was pointed at his head and
he was relieved of $5.30. The porter
then was compelled to lead the wav
through the car. The first passengers
met were Young and Zook. Leaving
the observation car the robbers pro
ceeded to the sleeper, where Pullman
conductor Davis at the point of the
guns gave up $19.80 and a small dia
mond stud. Brakeman Wells was also
searched but his money was overlooked.
The remaining 25 miles into Ottum
wa found the robbers riding the plat
forms of the observation and sleeping
car. holding the passengers in each car
prisoners until they made their escape
when the train reduced speed at the
Market street crossing in this city.
The police department and t-e sher
iffs office, with bloodhounds, are
scouring the vicinity for the robbers.
Four suspects have been arrested.
ARBITRATION OF THE
G. H. DIFFERENCES
Houston, Texas, Nov. 19. Officials
of the Sunset Central (Harriman) sys
tem in Texas and committees repre
senting conductors and brakemen of
the lines agreed yesterday to suspend
negotiations that have been in pro
gress for 11 months and submit their
differences as to wages and working
conditions to mediation and concilia
tion under the Erdman act.
A request has been submitted to com
missioner Knap and Dr. Neill, asking
them to act as mediators.
It is understood the original 75 points
of difference have been reduced to 14.
The present contract was made in 190-.
Dean powers of the step they had taken
and thanked them for their offer ef
mediation. They added that mediation
was no longer necessary, as the Porte
had adressed itself directly to the Bal
kan states, who would now treat with
Turkey without outside intervention.
That the terms of the victors will
be drastic is known, but the powers are
doing their utmost to make them less
harsh than was at first reported, with
out atempting to rob the Balkan con
federacy of the fruits of its monin s
war. Wih the jealous eyes of Russia
on Constantinople, with the recrudes
cence of the Austro-Servian difficulty
on the other side of what hitherto has
been known as European Turkey, and
with Roumania inquiring what she mav
expect out of the spoils, there seems
to observers every inducement for th
Balkan nations to keep their demands
within moderate limits.
Get FoatheM a Adriatic -
The occupation of Alessio by the
combined Servlan-Mont?ner,-in armie--.
giving tbem another foothold on tne
Adriatic Sea. is considered U. diplomatic
cirles likely to aggravate the Austro
Servian dispute, which has asrain be
come critical.
Emperor Frances Jo-, nh :- reported
to have remarked.
"We are in favor of peace, but not
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