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EL PASO, TEXAS
December 21, 1912-26 Pages
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I STEEVER FOR
CALLS OFF "ARMY DA Y" A T JUAREZ TRACK
"Army day" at the Juarez racetrack is history before it took place. The event was
called off Saturday afternoon by Gen. E. Z. Steever, commanding the military department
As a result, there will be no racing at the Juarez track Sunday afternoon between
United States army officers, and the 22d infantry band will not play; in fact, it will re
main at Fort Bliss, as usual on Sunday.
The races were called off by Gen. E. Z. Steever on request of the Pastors' union of
El Paso, which protested to Gen. Steever "in the name of the Christian people of El Paso
When announcement was made that the races were to be held, the ministers imme
diately held a meeting Thursday evening and decided to ask Gen. Steever to call off the
event so far as the army was concerned. The ministers called upon the general at Fort
Bliss Friday morning and requested him not to permit the function, arguing that it was not
only a breach of the Sabbath to allow the officers to race at the Mexican track on Sunday,
but that it lent a recognition to racetrack gambling outlawed in most of the states in the
union by law that should not be given by the army.
The pastors held another meeting Saturday morning and decided to make another re
quest of Gen. Steever. Revs. Henry Easter, Chas. L. Overstreet and Perry J. Rice were
named to call upon the general and they visited him shortly before noon and again requested
him to cancel the event. They asked for an answer by 2 oclock. At 1 :30, Gen. Steever
telephoned them that the races hacLbeen canceled and that the band would not be per
mitted to go to the racetrack.
The racetrack management
karmy officers, to widely advertise the Sunday races, but only
held Sunday at the Juarez track.
Governor Urges Them to Re
sort to No Violence, and
All Is Quiet So Far.
PART OF DEMANDS
OF MINERS GRANTED !
Cananea, Sonora. Mexico, Dec 21.
The strike evidently is about over, as
a hundred miners returned to work this
morning- and many are back working:
at the smelter. Pickets have been
pulled off and the strikers are not at
tempting to persuade the men from
returning to work.
Companies Yield a Little.
A reduction in working hours was
offered the striking miners by the Can
anca Consolidated Copper company, of
ficials of which authorized acting gov
ernor Padilla to make known the con
cession to the strikers, who numbered
more than 1008. The company's offer
provides for a reduction from 9 to SVi
hours as the day's work, effective Jan.
1 for all returning to work by Mon
day In response to this offer, many
returned to work today.
Governor Urges Peace.
"Whi n acting governor Padilla ar
rive d in the city from Hermoslllo. over
a. thousand of the striking miners
greeted him as he stepped from the
train. He made a few remarks from
the balcony of the Hotel Alexandria,
and at 4 oclock addressed a meeting of
the strikers at Buena Vista. At the
meeting he exhorted them against vio
lence and interference with men who
desired to remain at work.
Th town is quiet and no reports of
any violence have been heard. The
miners are acting orderly.
The Calumet and Sonora Strike.
The miners at the Calumet ssd So
nora property all struck in sympathy
with the Cananea company employes
and with the exception of the pump
men underground nobody remained.
The wet mill closed down, only a. few
carpenters being worked on repairs,
while at the dry miJI, operations were
carried on, as it only requires a few
men to keep this mill working. Every
thing Is quiet at the property of the
company, located two miles northwest
The Calumet and Sonora company
had just begun this week to again ship
concentrates to the smelter, a carload
having left here on Monday consigned
to tl-e El Paso smelter.
Saloons All Cloned.
In Tlonqulllo the saloons remain
closed, as in all the camp, and the
strike rs stand around in groups dis
cussing the strike. However, whenever
the crowds get too large, they are dis
persed bv the police.
YAQUIS TAKE A SONORA
TOWN; CAR$Y OFF GIRLS'
Douglas, Ariz., Dec 21. News is re
ceive' 'V letter in Agua Prieta, said
to bo confirmed in official dispatches
from Gen. Ojeda, of the capture of
San Marcial, a town of 1000 inhabi
tants, by Yaquis early in the week,
following an assault lasting more than
The inhabitants fought until their
ammunition gave out, it is stated, when
the Indians, who attacked in force of
several hundred, gained entrance.
Sreres of terrific slaughter followed,
enly a few escaping to carry the tale
tj the outside world. The Indians are
ea'i to have retreated to the moun
ts rs, carrying the young women with
S-n Marcial is the center of the
? i "al district, located a little
- -r V in "0 miles southeast of Her-
- - iDis is the- first lime so far
-r- ' --,- where Yaquis sucoesyfulij
..J "n large a town, their cam-
had used the fact that the races were to be held between
President-elect Says Nebras
kan's'Name Was Not Men
tioned For Portfolio.
AND PARTY PLEDGES
Trenton, N. J., Dec 21. President
elect "Wilson announced after a 3 1-2
hours' conference with Win. J. Bryan,
today, that the name of the Nebras
kan had not been mentioned in their
discussion of cabinet places.
"We had a very delightful confer
ence but did not come to any -conclusion."
said the president-elect as ho
came out of his office. "We talked
over things generally.' We talked
about the policies of the party, the
carrying out f the platform pledges
and talked about various cabinet
places, discussing names in a general
IIrynn" Xame Xot Discussed.
"Did Mr. Bryan suggest some
names?" he was asked.
"I don't remember whether he or I
suggested the names."
The governor was then asked if Mr.
Bryan's name had been discussed.
"It was not discussed," he answered
emphatically. "You must take me at
my word that I am not making de
cisions now and honor me by not ask
ing questions that call that into ques
tion." The governor said he did not know
whether he would have any further
conferences soon with Mr. Bryan.
Mr. AVilson closed the interview by
saying that he would call Mr. Bryan,
who had remained behind.
The Nebraskan was absolutely non
committal as to his conference.
"It Is customary." he said, " for the
president to make announcement of
his conferences and not his callers "
When Mr. Bryan was told that Col.
Watterson had suggested him (Mr.
Bryan) for ambassador to Great Bri
tain, the Nebraskan smiled and said:
"CoL Watterson and I have not
conferred about that matter."
The two Democratic leaders lunched
together. Mr. Bryan espects to leave
for New York before night.
Office Door Is Left Open.
James P. Tumulty, the governor's
secretary, escorted Mr. Bryan through
the various rooms of the state house
until they found the president-elect
(Continued on next page.)
psigR has been growing more bold
steadily. A few weeks ago they
fought several hours the inhabitants
of Mazatlan, but were driven off. Hith
erto towns this size have been deemed
The Indians are said to be using mil
itary tactics acquired during two
years of training as Madero's forces,
to advantage, gathering force until
they have practically what could be
termed an army. They formerly fought
in bands of neVer more than 40. All
are armed with high power rifles se
cured during the government service.
Another Yaqui war report reaching
here today says Ysidro Escobosa, who
was summoned to Hermoslllo several
months ago, has been put at the head
of a force now aiding the federals
against indiars He is said to have
been forpnen of all transgressions
against the MaiUro government ard
fc'ivfn the rank of colonel.
the usual events will now be
Governor Hunt to Ask Ari
zona Solons to Abolish
MAY CONVENE THEM
ABOUT FEBRUARY 1
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 21. Tt is under
stood on the very best of authority
that governor George Hunt will call
the legislature in special session Mon
day. Jan. 27, or Monday, Feb. 3. An
early date might have been set but
the United States surveyor general -trill i
have to move out of the capitol to
make room for the tax commission,
land commission, mine inspector, state
engineer and other officials now quar
tered In the Jagislatlve chambers.
Among the bills introduced will
undoubtedly be a measure drawn by
the- administration and providing for a
new wing to the capitol. When the
present building was erected. It was
with the i sa. that eventually a three
story addition would be placed in the
rear especially for the legislative bod
ies and the supreme court.
Several of the state officers, notably
the attorney general, are now in
rented quarters down town.
Wants Capital I'unliliinent Abolished
Governor Hunt ha? several measures
to recommend to the legislature.
Legislation along the lines of taxa
tion will be recommended in the gov
ernor's message. He will begin the
preparation of his message after the
. One recommendation will be the
abolition of capital punishment. In
the penitentiary at Florence are four
murderers, sentenced to be hanged in
October, whom he reprieved till April
In order to give the legislature an op
portunity to act. The governor is also
Interested in the enactment of laws' for
a more businesslike administration of
public Institutions and is in favor of
applying the commission form of gov
ernment to all cities and counties in
Capital Punishment Dlacussed.
Governor Hunt made the principal
address at a meeting held in the
Trinity church parish house this week
when the question of the advisabil
ity of abolishing captal punishment
in Arizona -was under discussion. He
declared that the death penalty is a
relic of barbarism and stated that in
his msssage to the legislature, at tho
special session next spring, he would
quote statistics to show that In states
where it has been abolished, there has
been no increase in crimes of violence.
Assistant attorney general Lewis
T. Carpenter. C. H. Akers, Rev. William
Scarlett and Dr. John Dennett also
spoke against the taking of human
life by the tate. Former governor
Joseph H. Kibbey and former judge
Ernest W. Lewis presented strong
arguments on the other side.
Increased Pay Granted.
" Raises in pay have been granted by
the state board of control to all the
employes in the incorporating depart
ment of the corporation commission.
Miss Ethel Wise, the superintendent,
has been raised from J100 to $125 a
month, and the four young women
typists now receive $90 instead of $75.
Educational Hoard Member.
Governor Hunt has appointed Prof.
O. J. Munson. superintendent of the
city schools of Globe, a member of
the state board of education. He suc
ceeds Prof. Ora Staley, who recently
resigned as sperlntendent at Globe.
EX-IXDIAX AGENT OX TRIAL.
Phoenix. Ariz., Dec 21. Charged
with making false claims against the
government when he was agent at tlie
Alexander is now on trial in the led- j
eral court here. 1
UhKA ill Tn uirr ctcrii muiinc nw rr
Balkan Nations Want to
Hear Reason Why Army
Is Kept on War Footing.
TROOPS ARE KEPT ON
London. England, Dec 21. When the
peace envoys of the Balkan states and
of Turkey met again in conference at
St. James palace this afternoon, Greece,
on the suggestion of Great Britain,
France and .Russia, declared her readi
ness to accept the principle of Albania
autonomy and neutralization. This
move has the object of making Austria
Hungary explain the reason for her
armaments and say what her ultimate
desires really are.
The fear is entertained in many
quarters that Austria-Hungary is
planning a scheme which, if it proves
successful will make Servia a kind of
vassal .state. It is rumored that among
other conditions of a financial, com
mercial and economic character. Austria-Hungary
intends to impose a limi
tation on the strength of the Servian
army which neither the Balkan league
nor Russia would ever admit.
This situation, it is said, explains
why Austria-Hungary is keeping 12
of her army corps on a war footing,
four of them ready to cross the Ser
vian frontier, four of them in Galicia,
near the Russian frontier two on Bos
nia and Herzogvinia and two along the
It is noticeable according to the mili
tary experts that notwithstanding the
triple alliance during the last decade
Austria-Hungary has constantly aug
mented the strength of her troops along
the Venetian and Tyrolese lines.
The anxiously awaited Ottoman
courier has arrived from Constantino
ple bearing fresh instructions to the
Turkish peace plenipotentiaries. In
view of the forecast of these instruc
tions telegraphed from Constantinople
it is feared their contents are likely to
Turks Delay Negotiations.
Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian
delegation, said after the adjournment
that it was uncertain whether the dele
gates would be able to reach a definite
decision even on Monday.
An official communication of the
progress of the peace conference was
Issued later in the day. It says:
"The further adjournment of the
conference is due to the fact that the
Turkish envoys demanded the revictu
aling of the fortress of Adrianople as a
primary step. The delegates of the al
lied Balkan nations roplied that that
was not a condltior of the armistice
drawn at TchataOja. The T.nrkFhjEta
upon stated that in view of tfie can
tention set up by te allies they must.
apply the4r government for Instruc
tions on that, point.
The peace conference adqurned at
6 oclock this evening after a session
lasting two hours.
TROOPS TO REST
Sofia, Bulgaria, Dec. 21. King Fer
dinand of Bulgaria today addressed an
order to the army expressing his ap
preciation of the work of the trooDs
during the campaign in Turkey. The
"By the conclusion of the armistice
between the Turkish and the allied
troops the fir3t period of the war with
Turkey has been concluded.'
After a lengthy eulogy of the ex
ploits achieved. It concludos:
"You should profit by the present i
moment to rest in order to prepare I
yourselves for fresh efforts, in which
case I have no doubt you will cover j
jour banners with new and Imperish
able glory." !
Special significance is attached in .
some quarters to the two sentences '
quoted which are read as a warning
to Turkey that Bulgaria is still pre- j
DECLARES AUSTRIA WILL
SEND ARMY TO SALOXIKI
Naples, Italy, Dec 21. The Vienna
correspondent of the Corriere del Mat
tino says Turkey and Austria have
concluded a formal agreement under
whioh Turkey undertakes to ensure the
failure of the peace negotiations and
on the resumption of hostilities. Aus
tria will march two armies across Ser
via and Macedonia on Saloniki.
ARIZONiA COUPLE MARRIED
FIFTY YEARS, CELEBRATE.
Yuma, Ariz., Dec 21. Mr. and Mrs.
T. A.' Jordan celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary -with a dinner
party at their residence on Orange
avenue. Their daughter. Miss Mollie,
and two sons. Archer and Ross, were
present. Two daughters and a son
live too far away to attend the re
union. When Mr. and Mrs. Jordan were
married, in Texas. Mr. Jordan was a
soldier of the confederate army. In
18S6 they moved to Arizona, first set
tling near Palomas.
MAY ESTABLISH HEALTH t
RESORT NEAR FT. SELD3X !
C E. Batton. of Houston, Tex., is in !
the city on business connected with the
establishment of a health and pleasure
resort at Hot Springs, near old Fort !
Selden, X. M., a few miles north of Las '
Cruces. These Springs are near tno
Santa Fe railroad, and have been cele1- !
brated for a century for their curative l
5 properties, among the indians. and I
ater by the Spanish-Americans and i
the military officers and soldiers. I
STRIKE TIES UP WOniv OX
THREE GERMAX BATTLESHIPS :
Kiel, Germany, Dec. 21 A great strike j
broke out today a,t Krupp's Germania I
nip liuiuung yards, over nair of the
men left their employment, tying up
the -work of construction of three Ger
GIVES PRESENT TO
WIFE; IS ARRESTED!
McQunry Did Not Know He Wan
Vlolatrng Rule by Remembering
HIn Girl Wife nt School.
Apparently a man cannot make his
wife presents If she Is a student in one
of the city's schools. Friday morning
B. L. McQuary. aged about 35 years,
called at the Beall school to present to
his 16 year old wife two china dishes
that he had purchased for her that
morning as a gift. He was arrested on
a charge of assault.
Friday afternoon, while his young
wife sat in one corner of the corpora
tion court surrounded by teachers from
that school, McQuary, on the stand, told
the judge that he simply went to the
school to give his wife the china plates.
He said he did not know it was against
the rules. The case against him was
McQuary's marriage has been fraught
with romance. He was married on the
night of July 26, last A few hours
after the eeremon. his honeymoon
was Interrupted by the police. His wife
now attends school and he works alone.
ULbUiiNiiUHautmLUio. r. nuu u mil
S. P. No Longer Has Control of Spreckles Line to San
Diego, and Report Is Current That Southwestern
Will Take It Over and Build From Tucson
to Yuma to Connect With It.
Negotiations between the Southern Pacific and El Paso & Southwestern rail
road for interchange of business at Tucson have been called off.
The option which the Southern Pacific had upon the Spreckels railroad now
building from San Diego to Yuma, Ariz., has been broken and the S. P. and the
Spreckels promoters are said to be involved in litigation over it.
The Spreckels road has been offered for sale to the El Paso & Southwestern
since the S. P. deal was called off.
Officials and stockholders of the Southwestern have determined upon a Pa
cific coast outlet for their road at some time.
Dr. James Douglas, president of the Southwestern, has expressed himself in
favor of building from Tucson to Port Lobos, on the Mexican Pacific coast, but T.
F. Schumacher, newly elected manager of the Southwestern system, is said to
favor San Diego over Port Lobos. '
These facts are known; they have come to light recently and have resulted
in much comment as to whether or not the Southwestern will extend its line imme
diately from Tucson to some point on the Mexican Pacific coast to fight the S. P.
The Southwestern line connects at Tucumcari, N. M., with the Rock Island
and in connection with the Michigan Central and other Chicago connections, affords
a transcontinental route into New York, with the exception of the gap between
Tucson to which the Southwestern has just built and the Pacific coast
Rumors are current in Arizona and San Diego that the Southwestern has
agreed to take over the Spreckels line and build between Tucson, and Yuma to!
connect with it. The fact that this road is known to have been offered to the
Southwestern and that the negotiations between the S. P. and the Southwestern
for interchange of business at Tucson, have been suddenly called off within the
past few days, leads railroad men to believe that there is something to the report
that the Southwestern will extend to the coast.
Southwestern officials, when asked in the past relative to any such extension,
have always answered that it was known in California that the Southern-Pacific
had control of the Spreckels road. This is no longer an obstacle, since the S. P.
and the Spreckels people have "broken," ana railroad men see in the new lineup
that it would be the best possible-'arrangement for the Southwestern to take over
the Spreckels road, build an extension to it from Tucson, and thus secure a Pa
cific coast "outlet and inlet and create a new transcontinental line.
The Phelps-Jdge company, which isiehind the Southwestern, is one of the
richest corporations in the United States.
The building of an extension of the
be comparatively cheap, as the country
work would not be neavy.
SALUTES ARE FIRED
IN HONOR OF REDD
Stain and Stripe h Arc Spread Over
Casket tut Iloilj- of Ambassador Is
Placed Aboard English Warship.
London, Eng., Dec 21. Th& body of
Whitelaw Reid, th" late American am
bassador, was started on its journey
to the United States today and the,
highest military honors were paid to it
as it left London.
The coffin was placed en a gun
carriage drawn by six horses and
driven by men of the Royal Horse ar
tillery. The stars and stripes were
spread over the casket Eight non
commissioned officers, acting as pall
bearers, walked at each side.
A battery of horse artillery, sta
tioned on the parade ground in t.
James Park, fired a salute of 19 guns.
The route of the procession was kept
clear by lines of mounted police.
A guard of honor, drawn up inside
Victoria station, presented arms as
the coffin was brought in.
The staffs of the American em
bassy and consulate general traveled
on the same train to Portsmouth,
where the coffin was placed on board
the British armored cruiser Natal.
SIX WARSHIPS "WILL ESCORT
BATTLESHIP WITH REID'S BODY.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 21. Rear
admiral Andrews, acting secretary of
the navy, today designated the battle
ships Florida, and North Dakota, with
four destroyers, now in New York har
bor, as a special escot to the Britlsn
battleship Natal, which left Ports
mouth. England, today, bringing the
body of the late ambassador Reid.
WITH BRASS THIEVES
A gang of brass thieves and the
night watchman of the El Paso &
Southwestern railway yards. Friday at
midnight, were participants in a run
ning battle in which one pf the "brass ,
E h. ..nyViy J , i - 3n l
from the watchman-s pistol.
A quantity of brass Is stored-in the
vards, and it was said that thieves have
been aetlve in making attempts to fret
away with it, and incidentally robbing
t-iiv; uva va ai mat. ljiiiiii. 111c ijicu
wer seen by the watchman to enter
yards. He ordered them to halt and
the command being disobeyed, the
watchman opened fire. One of the
men was struck by the bullet and fell,
but got up and limped away. It is not
believed he was seriously wounded.
WANTS i;XITEn STATUS TO
ARBITRATE CANAL CONTROVERSY.
Washington. D. C, .Dec. 21. That
the United States should submit to
arbitration the Panama canal contro
versy with Great Britain was the dec
laration made by Everett P. Wheeler,
of New York, at the opening session
here of the American Society for the
Judicial Settlement of International
"It is inconceivable." he asserted,
"that after the United States has set
tled by arbitration far more import
ant controversies between Itself and
Great Britain than any that can pos
sibly arise with reference to the Pan
ama canal, it should refuse to refer to
an Impartial tribunal, formed in pur
suance of a treaty which the United
States itself proposed, this pure ques
tion of law as to what the Hay-Paun-cefote
EXTRA SLKISPERS NEEDED.
Traffic to the Pacific coast has
been so heavy for the past few weeks
that from one to two extra through
Pullmans aie being run on each train
out of Chicago on the Rock Island, B.
P S. W.. and S. P. lines.
MIXSTItEL PARADE DELAY'ED.
The Honey Boy minstrels arrived
late and the parade was postponed
from noon to 5:30 this afternoon. The
mlnlstrels got in at noon.
TEE GIN OX Till VL.
Yee Gin. c'-aiged with beinv unlawfully-
a resident of th; countrv. Is on
trial before 1'ntid ritates commissioner
Geo. B. Oliver this afternoon.
Southwestern from Tucson Yuma would
is practically level, and tit. construction
PAY STORAGE FOR
USING OWN PROPERTY
Arizona Miners Charged by Railroad
Because They Ballt the Platform
on Railway Property.
Phoenix. Ariz., Dec 21. A thorough
investigation is to be made by the
Arizona corporation commission into
the rules, regulations, practices and
charges of the Santa Fe Railroad com
pany in regard to storage. This action
grows .out of the recent controversy
regarding a loading platform at Wen
den. There a number of ore shippers
asked the company for a platform on
which they leave their ore till it was
loaded on the cars. This request was
refused, so the miners built their own
platform. The next month a bill for
storage was presented. When the ship-
charged for storage on their own plat
form a new provision In the rules -was
pointed out. This provision assessed
storage charges on all goods left on
the company's ground over a certain
length of time, and the platform was
on the right of way.
TWO LIONS KILLED
BY ARIZONA HUNTERS
Prescott. Ariz., Dec. 21. A huge male
mountain lion and one cub -were killed
in the Juniper district by W. S. John
son and A C. Young, cattlemen, ac
cording to news received here.
Johnson and Young came on a male
and female lion and two cubs while the
animals were devouring the carcass of
a deer. They opened fire with rifles
and killed two. The female and one
cub escaped and the stockmen could
not follow them in rough country.
Lions are more numerous than ever
before in Yavapai county.
AUTOMOBILE BANDITS ROB
PAYMASTERS; SECURE J1200
New York. N. Y., Dec. 21. Four "au
tomobile bandits" attacked two pay
masters of the Silk Finishing Company
or America on the west bide today.
them lnto unconsciousness and"
i robbed them of $1200 for the weekly
v y 1
MAYOR OF CLEVELAND
' PUTS B V oy BOVIXO
j Cleveland. Ohio. Dec. '21 Mayor
Newton H. Baker practically put a ban
on boxing in Cleveland today, when he
told a delegation of promoters that
hereafter no professional fighter will
be allowed to give any sort of an ex
hibition before local fight clubs.
EIGHT SUSPECTS HELD
TWO HUMAN SKELETONS FOUND IN FLAT
FOR CHICAGO MURDER
Chicago. Ill, Dec 21. Eight per
sons, four men and four women, are
under arrest in connection with the
murder of J. H. Logue. diamond mer
chant, in McVicker's theater building
and the police are strongly inclined
to believe that they have succeeded in
breaking up a dangerous gang of auto
Two human skeletons were found in
a north side flat, which served as a
The skeleton? were found in a closet,
where the oti'.cia also discovered a
small arsenal, many gems of various
value and the paraphernalia of profes
sional burglars Hrect in a corner of
the closet, the skeletons were sur
rounded by richly brocaded sowns and
elegant clothes of many sorts.
Much Importance is attached by
C"apt. Tohn J. Halpin to the arrest3
last nijrht of Clde Stratton. the ex
convict and fugitive from the Colum
bus penitentiary: H B. Hampden, ar
rested with Stratton, and two wom-
n, one cK.iimng to be t' e wife of
Hampden and the other the wife of
'Toronto Jim Johnson, a safe blow
Americans Are Accused of
Fomenting Revolution and
Causing Own Troubles.
TRUTH OF THE KNOX
Once More American Secre
tary of State Decides
Strong Words Necessary.
Washington, D. C.. Dec. 2X. So much
care Is being given the note which, the
United States is preparing to send to
Mexico that it will not be completed
for some days. Ambassador Henry
Lane Wilson has started on his return
to his poet without the note, whlcn,
is to be sent to him later.
The delay Is said at the state depart
ment to be the result of the adminis
tration's intention to deal with this
delicate situation "with circumspec
tion." The communication is being pre
pared with the greatest care at the
state department and will be trans
mitted to the American ambassador
early In January.
The administration has been brought
to the attitude by the unexpectedly de
fiant tone of the Mexican reply to sec
retary Knox's September note. The,
secretary had earnestly reqeested the
Mexican government to take; measures
to protect American Interests and prop
erty in Mexico and had adduced a. long
list of instances where these Interests
had suffered enormously.
Mexican Reply Insolent.
To the surprise of the state depart
ment, the Mexican reply was full of re
sentment of the secretary's suggestions
and even west to the point of impugn
ing the accuracy qi the statement or
tacts contained in me seere-
i fairy's, note. It was charged that many
of the Americans who complained of
mistreatment were themselves to
blame having secretly participated in
the rebellion, and it was practically in
timated that the entire Oroeco uprising
would have been impossible except for
It was this uncompromising spirit
in the Mexican reply that brought the
administration to the conviction that
it was due to the dignity of this gov
ernment that a further presentation
be made to the Mexican government,
couched in such language as to place
the statements beyond controversy and
to oblige the Madero government to
meet the just complaints of the United
States in a proper spirit.
"An Unanswerable Brief."
The deltberatiaa with which the of
ficials are moving is expected to result
in the production of a brief that is ex
pected to be well nigh unanswerable
except by a promise of prompt and ade
quate action on the part of the Mex
ican government to meet rainy ana
fully the demands of the United States
in the matter of the protection
American interests in Mexico.
Justification for this demand by tho
United- States is declared to be found
in the numerous reports from every
quarter that conditions In Mexico have
grown worse since the dispatch of sec
retary Knox's note of protest last Sep-
' tember and that there has been a.
marked increase in brigandage. In tne
kidnaping of Americans for ransom,
and in the levying of forced war loans
by rebels on American mines and plan
tations. Knox Off For Holidays.
Secretary Knox is leaving Washing
ton today for his home at Valley Forge
to be absent until early in January and
the intervening time before he returns
probably will be utilized in the careful,
preparation of the American note,
which in a way is likely to be of his
toric importance as marking a distinct
crisis in the relations between the two
countries. Officials claim that the note
will not be an "ultimatum," attaching"
to the word its technical meaning oC
a demand which must be completely;
met by a specified date, hut that tho
forthcoming note, while moderate In
terms and dignified in character, will
deal with the issues between America,
and Mexico in the firmest and most
Mr. Knox still has the subject -under
immediate consideration, but final
determination has not beei made as
to when the note shall be dispatched.
Outlined Mexican Disorder.
Reports of continued disorder and
turmoil throughout Mexico continue
to pour into the state department.' The
strike situation at Cananea, Sonora,
has improved but little.
There appears to be no protection to
life and property in Durango 'state.
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er, now serving a. 28 year term in tho
Waupon. Wis., penitentiary.
The police also arrested Frank Wil
liams, said to have escaped from the
Wisconsin state penitentiary at Wau
pon. Wis. He lived in the flat occu
pied by Stratton and the two women.
Six suit cases found in the apart
ment contained five uncut diamond,
a number of gold rings with the sets
removed, a quantity of silverware and
Later the police arrested a chauffeur
employed at a North Side garage who
Is said to have driven Stratton and
Hampden on a number of trips about
That Logue's murderer or murderers
tortured him for almost an hour before
finally killing him, was the theory
advanced by the police. The seven
teen knife wounds, the scared eye
balls and cheeks, as a result of
the application of acid, the odor cf
chloroform on the gag that stifled nis
cries and a bullet wound in one shoul
der gave strength to the theorv that
one who soug't re enge or was pos
sessed wi'h a lust for inflicting slow
dtath committed the crime.