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EL PASO, TEXAS,
December 20, 191216 Pages
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Counsel For Accused Men in
Dynamite Case Refers to
Him as x" Arch Fiend."
COURT CORRECTS ONE
STATEMENT TO JURY
Indianapolis. Ind, Dec. 26. "It you
believe these men are guilty, it is your
duty to convict them, but if you un
dertake to piece the evidence together
ivith suspicions and inferences, you
should think of the lives you are about
Henry 1. Nowlan, of Peoria, so ap
pealed to the jury today on behalf of
the 40 defendants in the "dynamite
conspiracy" trial. Attorney Nowlan
re! erred to Ortie E. MeManigal as an
"arch fiend" and attacked his confes
sion in implicating others in explo
sions as not having been sufficiently
'"Chiefly upon the word of this con
fessed crimirial you are asked 'to sep
arate 40 men from their homes and de
rm e them of their liberty," said Mr.
Nowlan. "Of course. MeManigal
never expected to tell his story.
in traveling about the coun
try blowing up nonunion job's he
had no future object In view when he
saw as many people as possible and
left behind him evidence of his visit,
t'f course he did not deliberately plan
to implicate others. He was not twice
brought from Los Angeles for that"
Wm. A. Gray of Philadelphia, an
other of counsel for the "defence, told
the jurors that none of the defendants
approved of the acts of the McNamara
brothers or of the assaults and riots In
labor disputes, as had been described by
Chester H Krum, counsel for the de
fence, attacked the confession of Me
Manigal, "because this same MeManigal
is an admitted thief, who testified in
- ourt that he stole 1260 pounds of dy
namite and hid it in the shed of his
unsuspecting father at Tiffin. Ohio.
"It is not within the power of the
federal government to prosecute for
acts of intimidation committed against
employers of non-union lr.bor," said Mr.
Kmm. "These defendants are charged
with conspiring to carry prohibited ex
plosives against the federkl law and it
has not Deen shown that they did .so
conspire or that they met together
specifically with a view of violating
When Mr. Krum told the jury that
the statute of limitation had run
against some of the acts charged, fed
eral Judge A. B. Anderson interrupted
"You tell that to the jury and I shall
lpstruct the Jury u. Is sS we law.
Los Angeles county. CaL. will be kept
in Indianapolis until alter me tnais
and about 10 days hence will be re
turned to Lee Angeles. MeManigal
pleaded guilty there. He was brought
- to Indianapolis on a writ and it is un
derstood he has been relinquished from
the custody of Los Angeles county of
ficers. DIAMOND DEALER
IS FOUND DEAD
Chicago, I1L. Dec. SO. J. H. Logue, 55
years old, president of J. H. Logue &
Co., diamond dealers, was found mur
dered In his offices ip the McVIcker's
theater building this afternoon. Bob
bery is believed to haxe been the mo-tive-for
Mr. Logue's body, bound and gagged,
was fpund lying on the floor of his
private office. There was a bullet
-wound in his forehead and the back of
his head was crushed.
The office was in disorder and from
indications the showcases and drawers
had been ransacked. A stock of dia
monds valued at many thousands of
dollars was carried by .the firm and
the police began immediately an in
vestigation to ascertain whether any
jewels were missing.
The office boy made the discovery
and gave the alarm. Occupants of ad
joining offices declared they heard a
shot a few minutes ?fore the boy gave
The police found In the office a bot
tle believed to have contained chloro
form and near the body an empty cart
ridge. The doer at the -vault was
closed and apparertly the lock had not
been tampered with.
A ribbon, rolled into a ball, was
stuffed into Mr. Logue's mouth and
around his neck was a tightly wound
rope fastened to an end of the ribbon.
COMPLAIN AGAINST HATES
Boston, Mass.. Dec' 20. Complaints
of discrimination against sastern ship
pers in goods billed to points west of
the Mississippi, both in freight rates
and in classification of goods, were laid
before the interstate commerce commis
sion today by Boston merchants. The
present rate to Utah and Colorado gave
"Wes-nr 7P"ne-lnd merchants little chance
' to compete with St Louis and Chicago
POWERS FORCE TAFT
ABUSES IN THAT COUNTRY RECOGNIZED
IN MEXICAN MATTER
"Washington, D. C.; Dec. 28. Repre
sentations of foreign governments to
the United States relative to the condi
tions of anarchy in Mexico have re
sulted in president Taft sending an
other curt note to the Mexican govern
ment. Foreign governments have made rep- !
of property of their citizens in Mexico
and the jeopardy in which those cit
izens are placed.
Ambassador Wilson will leave fdr
New York tomorrow on his way to the
Mexican capital and, when he reaches
there, he . will present a demand that
Mexico take prompt action to put an
end to the existing unrest Officials
who were parties to the conference de
nied that the demand could be consid
ered aa an ultimatum. Aside from this,
they declined to discuss the govern
ment's action further.
The unsatisfactory conditions exist
ing in Mexico absorbed much of the
time of president Taft yesterday. He
had interviews with secretary Knox
and ambassador Wilson and last night
the subject was further discussed at a
dinner in the presidents honor.
While it Is particularly stated by one J
of the participants in tne conrerence
that this is in no sense to be regarded
as an ultimatum or indeed as a note
calculated to endanger the friendly re
lations of the two governments, it in a
fact that the response of the Mexican
covernment to the note of secretary
Knox last September, calling attention
to the need for more drastii measures
to retort; order along the border, was J
flTII ! HE8T IT
STILL OUT ST
U e ILL UUi BE I
Officials Promise Mine Men
and U. S. Consul to Pre
SMELTER AND THE
MILL ARE SUNNING
Cananea, Mex., Dec. 20. One hun
dred and ten of the 1000 striking min
ers returned to work yesterday after
noon at the Puertocitos mine, making
the total working about 550. More
than 800 -remained on strike. The
smelter and the concentrator are op
erating .steadily. The concentrator
is operating with only two sections
running, but sufficient to take care
of all the milling ores mined under
The Deznoorata mine ha3 closed
down, not having enough men to
Acting Governor On Hand.
Acting governor Padllla Is here. The
strikers are kept from coming to the
mines by a strong guard. There has
been no trouble and none is expected.
The strikers are not allowed to make
any demonstration, and are kept in
the settlements about the mines to
j prevent them from gathering about
town. .During the aiternoon yester
day, the police dispersed crowds con
gregated about the streets and kept
No Attempt at Violence.
"No attempts at violence have been
made. It is believed that the men will
not attempt to commit violence, but
should they do so, the authorities say
they will be able to handle the situa
tion. Already several arrests have been
made of men who talked violence and
this seems to have put a stop to the
The civil and military officials have
assured United States consul Fred
erick Simpich, who is in the city at
present, that they are fully capable
of handling the situation and that
they will not tolerate any Tiolence.
Soldiers are 'stationed at Buena Vista,
the hotbed of the strike movement
Cause of the Trouble.
The cause of walking out is prac
tically that of increasing wages and
lowering the number o hours. The
men demand a 20 percent increase in
wages and an eight hour day Instead
or nine. The men out are from the
mines in the, vicinity of Chlvatera,
Kirk, Capote, Ellsa, Veta, Henrietta,
Eureka and Puertocitos.
When the strike was called at the
Democrata company mine, only 15 out
of 85 remained at work. They were
ready to go underground, when min
ers from the Four CTs properties in'
the city from Agua Prieta. They will
be stationed here until the strike is
ended, as a matter of precaution.
SINALOA CONCESSIONS ARE
ATTACKED BY NEW OFFICIALS
Americans Operating Under Grants
From Diaz Are Feeling the Dis
pleasure of the Maderistns.
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mex.; Dec. 20. The
legislature of Sinaloa has authorized
the governor to take legal steps to se
cure a readjustment of the distribution
of the Fuerte river waters for Irriga
tion purposes. About 10 years ago a
concession for 75 percent of the volume
of the stream at normal flow was given
by special concession to some American
interests which operate a sugar mill in
that valley. Now many other land hold
ers complain that the concession
amounts to a monopoly. As the Amer
ican company also secured a loan from
the government to improve Its hold
ings, the reclamation work In Mexico
being done by loans in this way In con
nection with water grants, instead of
directly by the government, the state Is
really attacking a government proposi
tion, but as these concessions date from
the times of president Diaz, it is likely
the present government will be willing
to see holes in thm.
The city council of Culiacan rt-cently
talro1 tfij .Tffl;lnTi nf. tht citv Tm-
ter supply company, -which operates on I
a concession grantea Dy president. .Diaz,
pivmg it exemption from taxation for
50 years, demanding 5000 pesos is al
leged back taxes and 50 pesos per
month hereafter. Federal courts fa
vored Culiacan, but the supreme court
at Mexico City reversed the deciMcn.
sustaining the Diaz concession.
Stories or anDroachlng reiel Dar.ds
g&Ined sufficient credence la Culiacan
during tne past weeK to cause tne gov
ernment to have soldiers stationed in
the public buildings. ,
RATOS- NEAR TDXPASL
Tenia Mex.. Dec. 20. A rebel upris
ing is reported at the town of Tuxpam.
toward the north end of this territoy.
but little reliable data can be secured
here further than that the regulation
robbing and looting Is becurring. It is
a populous region in the rich coastal
valley between the Southern Pacific
railroad and the ocean.
far from satisfactory to this govern
ment It neither admitted the accuracy
of .the statements of the fact regarding
the extent of the disorders and their
effect upon American interests, nor
promised the necessary military meas
ures to bring them to a speedy end.
Therefore, it is believed that the
fresh instructions which Mr. Wilson
has received will cause him to insist
on the correction of these abuses an
his statements will be reinforced by ac
counts of recent happenings in the bor
der provinces of Mexico involving the
burning of American railway property,
the looting of mines and plantations
and the kidnaping for ransom of Amer
ican mine managers and foremen .
Reports to the state department to
day from the border refer to the strike
of 950 miners employed In American
mines at Cananea, Sonora. and of the
strong anti-American feelings among
the miners. The local officials express
confidence of their ability to control
the situation, but it is thought that
Americans In the neighborhood would
be in danger in case of a riot
James S. Colbatn, manager of the
Mines Company of America, at Los
Azueles, Chihuahua, who was captured
by the rebels December 17 and held for
ransom, was released December 18, ac
cording to a consular report to the
Nothing has been heard of the Ameri
can, J. Morreys, roadmaster of the Mex
ico North Western railway, who was
abducted bv bandits when he tried ta
extinsrmh a fire they had kindled on
FIFTf - BRIDGES
Mexican Central Is Not Mo
lested and Rebels Quit the
REBEL MO VEMENTS
Rebels have deserted the Mexico
North Western railway below Juarez,
Gen. Blanco's federal column has re
turned to- Casas Grandes and the ar
mored military train is proceeding over
the western division of the North
Western Into the Casas Grandes district
from the south. This is the pith of to
day's developments, or lack of devel
opments, in the Mexican revolutionary
game of ring-ar'ound-the-rosy.
Railway scouts the Juarez mili
tary are staying at home reported
late Thursday that the bridge burning
rebels disappeared to the south, with
no more bridges to burn. All was re
ported deserted between Juarez and
Guzman, where a federal garrison of
200 infantry is isolated. What has be
come of the Guzman garrison no one
knows. There are between 50 and .60
bridges, some large trestles, burned
between Juarez and Corralitos, whleh
will require reconstruction work for a
fortnight or three weeks. Late today
or tomorrow a work train will venture
out from Juarez.
Central Is Unmolested.
So far the rebels have not touched
the Central line, which occasions more
misgivings in Juarez than if the rail
way were cut The rebel railway smash
ers ventured as far north as Bauche,
12 miles below Juarez, on the North
Western, near the point the govern
ment road meets the American rail
way. Yet the Central was not harmed,
which leads to the suspicion that the
rebels are waiting for something, per
haps 2. chance to commandeer a train
and move south with it The rebels op
erating below Juarez are said by local
revolution agents to be troops of Gen.
Inez Salazar. while Caraveo ' and the
rest remain at some camp to the south.
Blanco Meets No Rebels.
Gen. Blanco, with his ex-lnsurrecto
troops and artillery, returned to Casas
Grandes yesterday after a hard march
to El "Valle, to -the southeast, say re
ports received by way of Chihuahua
city. No rebels were encountered, he
reported, which again causes a puzzling
situation. Hearing that the rebels
were located in the Galeana. district
Blanco was sent after them, but the
rebels appeared below Juarez. Yet In
Blanco's absence. Casas Grandes and
neighboring towns haVe not been at
tacked. ! "rSSwa-T-rateTfenr-Maaera.
Fearing trouble in the Casas Grandes
district rather than at Juarez, the
armored train bearing the 23d battalion
and heavy and light artillery, which
left Juarez this week to return to the
state capital, has proceeded, say offi
cial reports, over the southern division
of the North Western toward Madera,
to which point the road is reported
open. But recent movements of the
rebels have been so sudden and with
such an apparent lack of logic as to
puzzle .the federal commanders. .
Cordova With Rebels.
Jose Cordova, former general secre
tary of the revolution, is reported to be
with the rebels near Baudhe. Cordova
was released from the county jail hero
about a month ago when he went to
Albuquerque, N. M. From that point
it is believed he joined the rebels.
BY REBEL BAND
Historic Town of Chametla Is Also
Raided by the Rebels Officio! Es
capes Without Clothes.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dec. 20.
Rosarlo, the home of the great Amer
ican Mining company and the third
largest town in Sinaloa. about 40 miles
south- of here on the Southern Pacific
railroad, was thrown into a panic by
the arrival of a mounted courier who
reported the rebels were sacking the
village of Pozele, near by and threat
ening . to kill Andres Espinoza, a
brother of the federal governor of
the territory of Tepic Out of a popu
lation of 3000 or 4000 they finally
sent an arrmy of 11 men, including the
town police and the jail guards. This
army got itself ambushed and at
tacked from the rear and came back
home in more or less haste and dis
order one by one and added to the
terror of the situation.
Later the public offices of Chametla
were looted and the records burned.
The tax collector was taking a bath
at the time and he beat It for the brush
in Adamio uniform, but everybody
was too badly scared to see the joke.
Herman Cortes, the redoubtable
Spanish conquerer of Mexico, at
Chametla defeated Nuno Guzman, his
revolting subordinate who had or
organized the expedition which dis
covered Sinaloa and settled Culiacan
to set up an independent government
on his own hook.
All the rebel raids reported in the
past week or two in the south end of
the state are the .work of small bands
that 'have been allowed to hold togeth
er within a day's march of Mazatlan,
since last spring. At any time 60 fed
eral sqldiers could hare cleaned out
these small bands because their ap
proximate location was always a mat
ter of public knowledge, but they
were allowed to operate In tranquility.
A detachment of state irregular
troops fought a skirmish with a band
of rebels or bandits at Santa Lucia, a
mining camp near tne uurango line,
recently: four rebels reported as
killed. While this rebel band is small,
some importance was conceded it be
cause of the rumors that it was led
by Juan Canedo, the jefe who raided
all that region and Panuco last spring
and was finally pardoned and paroled
by the government
The petty authorities and the
schoolmaster have fled from Concep
clon, near the Tepic line, because of
their fear of small rebel bands there
abouts. REBELS RAID MINING
Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Mex., Dec 20.
Rebel operations In western Durango
are again becoming a menace along the
eastern border of Sinaloa.
Rebels or bandits raided the mining
camp of Santa Lucia, up near the Du
rango line, and looted the stor&s and
forced the merchants and well to do
people to buy their lives .with what cash
they could, produce One merchant re
sisted and was seriously wounded and
robbed of all that the rebels could car
ry off from his place.
There are some American mining in
terests about Santa Lucia and an Amer
ican mine operator named Charles
Thomas is located there, but as Juan
Canono did not allow his men to mo
lest Mr Thnmas in the previous raids,
it is supposed he escaped this time.
If Recent Election Was a
Special One, the Suffrage
GAME LAW IS TO
HUNT FOR INTERIOR
SECRETARY FOR WILSON
J Phoenix. Ariz Dec. 20.
Private advices from Washing
ton state that senator Henry
F. Ashurst will go to Princeton
Saturday in response to an In
vitation to .consult president
elect Wilson. Senator Ashurst it
is stated, will urge on Wilson
the appointment of governor
Hunt as secretary of the in-
terior. Reese Ling, of this state,
has the endorsement of the
anti-Hunt crowd for the same
"It's news to me," said gov
't ernor Hunt when told today of
Ashurst's- trip. Ho refused any'
Phoenix, Arlz Dec 20. Whether the
election of Nov. 5 was general or spe
cial in Arizona is to be decided by thj
courts. If it was special, the suffrage
amendment to the constitution and the
referred bills were submitted illegally
and' do not hold.
The test is to be made on the game
law. State senator H. A. Davis had
Wood .Allen, one of his employes, go
out and kill a quail. Allen had not
secured a hunter's license,' such as Is
required by the game law. Then In
formation against Allen was filed In
the superior court of Maricopa county.
His trial by jury is now in progress. It
is believed that the law will be up
held In the lower court Davis will be
much disappointed if It is not for be
wishes to appeal to the supreme court
for a final adjudication of the puzzling
question that has arisen.
In the federal courts, the railroads
of Arizona have attacked the railroad
bills adopted Nov. 5, on the ground
that the election was not a general
one. The referendum petitions called
for the submission of the bills to the
voters at the next "general election."
The railroad attorneys claim that the
election was not general because only
a congressman -and three presidential
electors, sot a full. set of county and
atAtA of fiCRvS. Txr&rH -plectAd ATirtthp -1
'ground on touch -the railroad laws arel
attacked Is 'that the secretary of state
did not sead out sufficient notification
of the election to the registered voters.
The legislature provided that
the taxation, industrial pursuits,
municipal indebtedness and ju
diciary recall amendments to the con
stitution should be submitted "at a
general or special election" In Novem
ber. No attack on them is possible. But
the equal suffrage amendment was
proposed by initiative and. the petitions
called for its submission at a general
Senator Davis says that If the laws
are not upheld by the courts, he will
favor their passage by the legislature
as emergency measures, since they
were adopted by overwhelming' ma
jorities He -will also favor the sub
mission of the suffrage amendment at
a special election called as soon as
REFORM SCHOOL IN
PLACE OF OLD FORT
Rapid Work I Being Made In Convert'
ing Fort Grnnt 'or State Use.
Good Farm Land.
Phoenix, Ariz.. Dec. 20. On behalf of marlne ln tne Turkish cabinet was
of the state of Arizona, secretary Chas. j k.Qed in tne naTal engagement be
R. Osborn, of the board of control, has tween the Greeks and Turks off the
taken charge of the buildings at old Dardanelles. Dec 16.
nv,,. c-t m,., t.f. .i i This is the report received .from, a
Fort Grant The transfer -was effected Greek captaln ho has just arrived
without any formality. Osborn merely from the Dardanelles and made public
gave Carl Gung"! the government care-
taKer, a simply woraea receipt im
mediately thereafter he turned the
buildings over Gungl, -who; is how an
employe of the state.
The government gave the Fort Grant
buildings and a large tract of land sur
rounding them to the state of Arizona
for industrial school purposes.
Osburn was accompanied to the fort
by superintendent A. L. Harper, of the
state industrial school. They found
work progressing at a rapid rate on
the building that is being prepared for
the girls, five boys and a carpenter
were sent over from Benson about two
weeks ago and they have been shingling
the roof of the girls building. One
of the boys was putting on 1500 shin
gles a day, which is about half as
much work as a regular carpenter ia
expected to do. Before the building
is ready for occupancy, it will be
necessary to break through the walls
in several places, as It is a double
To Move Girls Soon.
Seven more boys and a carpenter
were sent to the fort a few days ago,
making 12 boys ln all.. Present Indi
cations are that it will be possible to
move the girls from Benson to Fort
Graut about the middle of January.
While at the fort Osborn and Har
per Investigated the water supply.
Years ago the government laid a pipe
line seven miles up Sherman creek. Os
born went to the first reservoir, two
miles from the fort, and found that
the pipe would have to be repaired ln
only one place to assure a good sup
ply ot water, irom tnere they con
tinued to the second and larger reser
voir, three miles farther on. In sev
eral places between the two reservoirs
the pipe will have to be mended, but
the repairs will not cost a great deal.
and the supply will be as great as can J
to uenerittc 1'owcr.
The pipe extends to a pool at the
foot of a great fall, 200 feet in height
This fall affords a splendid power site
and ultimately a plant will be estab
lished there by the state "to generate
electricity for the industrial school at
the fort It is believed that enough
power will be developed to sell some
to farmers for pumping purposes.
There are several other power sites
along Sherman creek between the fort
and the big fall.
When he returned to Phoenix, Os
born brought several ears of excep
tionally fine corn grown at Bonita, a
short distance below Fort Grant It Is
possible that the corn was grown on
land that will be allotted to, the state,
but if not, the state will have equally
good land .'n the same vicinity. At
Bonita, the farmers raise as much aa
65 bushels of high grade corn to the
acre. They also produce fruit of fine
"flavor and large size.
Benson 31ay Buy Old School.
A Benson citizen told Osborn that
a move is en foot there to organize a
union high school district and buy the
present industrial school building from
the state. The legislature will be asked
to pass a bill authorizing the sale of
the structure as soon as the indus
trial school is removed to Fort Grant
Wealthy Residents Flee from
Country Terror Reigns
TURKS MAY CALL OFF
Paris, France, Dec. 20. Austria
Hungary is spending $600,000 a day to
defray the expenses of the mobllzation
of her army, according to an 'estimate
made by a correspondent of the Temps,
just returned from Gallcia, Austria.
"The whole of the commercial and In
dustrial lire of the country has been
disorganized, be adds. In Gallcia
neither money nor food Is to be had
and the wealthier part of the popula
tion has fled from the country.
At the same time the terror stricken
feasants are becoming the prey of
speculators. Groups of these men are
cornering all the gold and silvef coin,
with which they buy all the paper
money they can find at a heavy dis
count and then send it to Austria
proper, where it is good for its face
May Call Off Negotiation.
The Turkish plenipotentiaries to the
peace conference have been instructed
to call off negotiations If Bulgaria in
sists on the surrender of Adrlanople.
according to a correspondent
Having renewed confidence in her
military strength, Turkey, the corre
spondent says, is ready to admit
Greece to the peace conference without
her -joining in the armistice. If Greece
snouid now asK ior an armistice, ne
concludes, Turkey, would refuse.
TURKS WILL TREAT
WITH GREEK ENVOYS
Battleship Reported Destroyed In Pre
sented Flag Commanders Exchange
Pleasantries During "Bottle."
Constantinople, Turkey, Dec. 20. The
instructions forwarded by the Ottoman
government to Reced Pasha, the leader
of the Turkish peace delegation In Lon
don, authorize him to treat with the
Greek delegates without their previous
ly signing the armistice prctocoL
The Turkish delegation, is ordered to
apply during tomorrow's meeting for
permission for the revlctualing of the
fortress of Adrlanople.
The Turkish flagship Kheyrh-Ed-Din-Barbarossa.
which, according to re
ports -from Athens, was practically de
stroyed br Greek shells during the re
cent fight off the Dardanelles, straits. J
was presenea toaay oy tne suitan oi
Turkey with tfee historic flag flown by 1
the battleship Manmudleh at tne oom
bardment of Sebastopor in lS5i.
The captain of the flagship was pre
sented to the sultan, who congratulated
him and the rest of the Turkish navy
on the outcome of the action.
It appears that the Turkish flagship
was struck by two Greek shells, but the
damage done to the vessel was Insig
nificant One man was killed-and eight others
T..1, ... A 1....3 i,l..l.tA .1...
commanders of the Turkish and Greek
fleets exchanged pleasantries by wire
less telegraph. The Greek admiral tel-
i "We" have occupied the Island of
Tenedds and await your orders." to
which the-Turkish admiral replied:
"Tour shells are falling wide. I
would recommend you take better aim."
VICE ADMERAL OF
TURKS IS KILLED
Athens. Greece. Dec 19. Vice ad
miral Haiil Pasha, formerly minister
through a semi-official agency.
Vice admiral Haiil Pasha was on
board the flagship Kehir-Ed-Din-Bar-barossa,
which, according to the same
authority, was seriously damaged.
Four other officers aboard he flag
ship were killed and a large number of
sailors were killed or wounded. Three
of the other Turkish ships engaged in
the battle sustained severe damage.
The flagship Was pierced by shells
on both the port ana starnoara siaes.
Fire broke out but was, controled. It
was necessary to use- the collision mats
in order to Keep tne iiagsnip irom
The Greek captain said three Turk
ish destroyers were hit during the
Cottlnje, Montenegro, Dec 20. Austro
Hungarlan military preparations con
tinue without cessation. Large num
bers of troops arrive dally in Dalmatla.
Numerous steamships have been con
verted Into transports and extensive
fortifications are under construction.
TOWERS FAVOR GRANTING
SERVIA AN ADRIATIC TORT
London. England, Dec 20. The six
great European powers, England,
France, Germany, Russia, Austria and
Italy, have accepted the principle of an
autonomous Albania with privilege guar
anteeing to Servia commercial aceess
to the Adriatic sea. This is the first
definite result of the ambassarial "con
versations," the third of which was
held this afternoon.
The peace plenipotentaries of Turkey
and of the Balkan allies were the
guests of honor at a lunch given oy
the lord mayor of London at the man
sion house today. The distinguished
gathering included premier Asauith
foreign secretary sir Edward Grey
lord president of the council Viscount
Morley and other prominent person
ages. MEMBER OF BLACK HAND PAY'S
DCATll 1'iSAAll'l. 1! UAAIJ . i
Montreal, Canada. Dec 20. With
an Incoherent speech cut short on his
lips when the hangman slipped the
black cap over his eyes and sprung the
trap. Carlo Battiste, a member of the
black hand, met death on the scaf
fold today for the murder of Salva
tore Mariano. Battiste had been rav
ing in his cell ever since he learned
that his recent sensational statement
concerning murder of Joseph Petro
sino, the New York detective would
not delay his execution.
. ACQUITTED OF THEFT CHARGE.
Chicago. 111., Dec 20. George W.
Fitzgerald, former associate teller ic
the United States subtreasury at Chi
cago, charged with the theft of $173.
000 from the government in February.
1907 was found not guilty by a jury
in the federal court today.
Land May Be Bought Near
-El Paso and a Slaughter
house Built on Line.
WOULD SAVE DUTY
GOING AND COMING
Negotiations are pending for the
acqusltion of about 1000 acres of land
a few miles west of El Paso, one half
of which lies on the north side of
the international boundary line be
tween Mexico and New Mexico, and
the other half of which lies on the
south side" in Mexico, to be used for
a large quarantine slaughter house and
cold storage plant
Under the method which will be em
ployed by the new enterprise, quar
antined cattle can be placed In the
pens on the Mexican side of the line
and checked across to the American
side by a United States revenue offi
cer upon the payment of the ordinary
f duties for an immediate slaughter. The
pen on the American side must be so
constructed as to prevent exit of cat
tle on hoof, all gates and doors having
upon them American officers' seals.
After the cattle are slaughtered, the
carcass can be placed in cold storage
and shipped to any part of the United
States, thus avoiding the quarantine
laws wh!h are very rigidly enforced.
A quarantine slaughter house prop
erly conducted would enable the own
ers also to pass live hogs from the
American side over the line to the
Mexican side under inspection of a
Mexican revenue officer, free of duty,
for killing. Then the product could be
sold in Mexico as lard, ham and bacon
at the Mexican price, which Is equal
to the American price plus 60 cents a
kilo, the amount of duty on lard, bacon.
and ham imported into that country.
This margin of 60 cents would alone
be a very profitable industry aside
from the fact that it would be a
great benefit to the people of Mexico
who are great consumers of these
products of the bog.
The locality will be somewhere
north of the city of Juarez and in
close proximity to the parallel tracks
of the El Paso & Southwestern and the
Southern Pacic railroads.
WILL NOT RIDE
Officers of .the federal garrison at1
Juarez may not tane part in tne army
day- racs ; at the Juarez track next
Sunday. The ruleg are taa.t Officers
only may rWe their own horses or ani
mals owned by the government Since
there is no cavalry in Juarez, and few
of the officers have fit mounts for
racing, no Mexican army men W4fll
appear at the track, it is said.
TAFT GRAVES PARDON TO
FORMER U. S. ATTORNEY
Washington. D. C. Dec 29. President
rait has granted
a full and absolute
pardon to John Halt, former United
States attornev of Portland (1ri. rnn.
States attorney of Portland. Ore., con
vlcted June. 1909, of conspiracy in con
nection with -unlawful fencing of pub
lic lands in eastern Oregon. The presi
dent's action was based on the ground
that Hall is innocent of the offence.
Hall was fined $1000 and sentenced
to 60 days in jail, but has served none
of his sentence He appealed to the
supreme court of the United States, but
that appeal was dismissed today coin
cident with his pardon by the presi
dent The pardon of Hall makes a total of
three pardons by president Taft in
connection 'with, the ore land fraud
TAFT TO BE MADE "ALLIGATOR'
BY SHRINERS OF FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec 20. President
Taft will be made an "Alligator" to
night by the Morocco temple of the An
cient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mys
tic Shrine, when he stops in Jackson
ville en route to Key West The Itoncr
is the highest that can be conferred on
a Shriner in Florida.
BERESFORD HAS HOT
TILT WITH CHIRCHUL
London. Eng.. Dec 29. Much hard
language .was Indulged in and Teno-
mous feeling aroused in the house of
commons this afternoon over the re
tirement of vice sir Francis C Bridge
man from the position of first sea lord
of the British admiralty.
Admiral" lord Charles Beresford. who
is a member of the house, and Winston
Spencer .Churchhlll, first lord of the
admiralty, reviled each other to the
utmost limit allowed in the British
"Back stairs methods," "bribes and
threats," "gross insinuations" and
"skulking" were some of the choice
Briefly, lord Charles Beresford
charged Churchhlll with pursuing a
policy of bribes and threats. If, he
said, the sea lords disagreed with
Churchill's autocratic assumption of.
the executive authority, they were
dismissed in insolent letters.
Mr. Churchill's reply was crisp and
, "iLast Miaute" Gife,
Lose Half Their Pleasiite
Half the pleasure of a gift is lost if it is received late. When
you receive a gift two or three days after Christmas, you kaow it
is a "last minute" purchase. And no one lies to feel that an ex
pression of good will and friendship is an afterthought.
See to it that your gifts are on time. -See to it that they are
chosen with such care and forethought as wiH make the recipient
Remember that while the service-giving facilities of the stores
have been doubled in many instances, they are still overtaxed at
this time. In therush and strain of the last iew days some one
may be disappointed, and apparently forgotten.
There are abundant gift ideas and suggestions in THE
HERALD'S Christmas advertisements. Make out your com
plete list of gifts tonight, then purchase them tomorrow, between
9 A. M. and noon the three golden shopping hours.
(Copyrighted, 1912, by J. P. Fallon.)
N EL P
1 Regular Attorney Is Em
ployed and Fines Are Paid
HARD PLACE TO
' MAKE ARRESTS
That the men of the reservation dis
trict of El Paso who live off the earn
ings of the women of the district have
formed an organization for mutual pro
tection in court, is- the assertion of of
ficials in a position to know.
It is asserted that these men have
a regular treasurer, a man who goes
under one name and signs checks witfi
another, and that they have a lawyer
regularly employed. Checks issued to
this lawyer in payment of his fees are
now in possession ot the officers.
These officials declare that a condi
tion exists similar to that revealed la
New York in the Becker case; that the
lives of officials are threatened when
working on the cases " against these
men and that when oae of the men. or
one of the women is arrested, the
funds for paying the fine come from
the joint treasury. The treasurer is
said to .have a place rented near the
police headquarters as a "business loca
tion,' but Is seldom there and never
to work; it is a mere blind, his "busi-
1 ness," the officials say.
in addition to the men of this type
who are in El Paso, the officers say
there are a number in Juarez who have
been forced to flee from the officers
In other cities. Some of these are ac
companied by the women from whom
they have been receiving support The
officers have located two men of this
type, one wanted for murder, in Jua
rez, but cannot reach them. It is as
sorted that it Is impossible to do any
thing in Juarez in the matter of get
ting these people extradited. The per
sons sought usually have money and.
a3 a local official said, "that settles It;
they are never held for extrdition-"
Because of the ability of these men
to shift from one side of the river to
the other at least to slip out of EI
Paso Into Juarez officials say that
El Paso Is one of the worst places ia
the country to stamp out -white slavery.
In one instance, as an example, they
have discovered that a man brought a.
woman and little girl here and lived
with them on North El Paso street in a
respectable home for several weeks aa
husband, wife and child. The same
woman Is now located, on Utah-street,
the officers say. and rooms during the
day at a rooming house oa - Over
land street, where she aoses as
Miss So and So. The main who was
supposed to be -her husband when
they lived on North HI Paae street also
OCCODieS a room A.t flu OferTnl :tvs..
HroomiBg Jows and' tie littie- girl ass
urea sent to v-nicago, to a sister of
Similar cases are coming every day
to the attention of the officials, but
they are unable to do anything until
they can prove that It Is an interstate
case that the man brought the wom
an here .from some other staff Ho
! hirDaSt record it now bSSf.S
"iS -Pr'L lr S now being searched
came here from a town in Texas, hut
to see where he came frnm in tt9
The woman has been arrested several
times, but the small flue 'that can be
assessed in police court for vagrancj
paid by the association does not have
any effect In the case. The officers
suspect that the little child was not
really the child of the couple, and If
they can prove this, they may be able
to convict the man and woman of rear
ing her for future slavery. Chicago
officials are working on the case The
sister of the woman there is a former
department store clerk, but quit her
position because she had trouble with
one of the department managers.
Money has been sent to her by the El
ONE KILLED IN WRECK.
Neosho, Mo.. Dec 20. One man -was
killed and two others injured when a
runaway freight car. after going two
miles at terrific speed, er&shed into a
caboose of a Kansas City Southern
train at the depot here. The runaway
car was being pulled up. a steep grade,
by a switch engine when the coupling
stinging. Lord Charles Beresford, he
said, bad made a number of .Insinua
tions -of a very gross character.
"He has skulked ln the background
waiting for an opportunity to make
charges unsupported by facts." Mr.
Churohili declared. "He has leveled
scurrilous allegations of espionage,
favoritism, blackmail and inefficiency
against me, but I have never taken
him too seriously. He does, not mean,
to be as offensive as he really is. I
am sorry he was not made admiral of
the fleet" as I know how sore he la
about it, but since I have been at the
admiralty I have discovered that it
would be very difficult to get a board
of naval meg to approve such an appointment-"
TKr. Churchill stuck to his guns in
saying he had written to admiral
Bridgeman insisting on his resigna
tion solely oa account of the admiral's
health rendering him incapable of ad
equately fulfilling his duties.