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EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 15, 1913 16 Pages
Fair Tonight and Thursday;
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
PROS LOSE IN
Lieutenant .-Governor and
Friends "Win in Fight to
Name His Committees.
MESSAGE OF THE ,
Austin, Texas, Jan. 15. By a vote
of 16 to 11. the senate today decided
that the standing committee shall be
Tppomted by the lieutenant governor
and not by the senate as a body. This
was a clear defeat for the Pros and
so-called "progressive" element in the
senate. There had been a resolution
offered last afternoon by senator
aughan that a committee of five sen
ators, be appointed to select the stand
ing committees and senator H. B. Ter
rell offered a substitute that the rules
of the 32d legislature, which vests
the power of appointing committees in
the lieutenant governor, be adopted.
This was done and the senate was
ready for business.
Hudffpeth'K Committee Jobs.
Lieutenant governor Mayes then an-
a tor Hudspeth was appointed chair- J
man nf tho committee on ludicial dls-
tncts and a member of the committee
on congressional districts. He was
also made a member of the committee
on state penitentiaries and other com
mittees. Senator "Willacy, of Neueces county,
was reelected chairman of the com
mittee of finance.
The house today resumed its organi
zation. Chester Terrell, who was elected
speaker last afternoon, said today that
he would now begin preparing his
The, House Elects.
W. R. Iin, of Travis county, .was
fleeted chief "clerk -of the house; Chas.
B Burked, of Bel ton, segeant at arms:
W L. Escavelle, of Burnett, assistant
sorgeant at arms, and T. B. Reese, of
Austin, reading clerk. The house then
recessed until 2 clock, when the or
ganization -will be completed.
The senate adjourned until 18 oclock
the governor's message will not likely
De read uniii uwiorrow.
Chester Terrell, of San Antonio, an
anli. was elected speaker yesterday af
ternoon over W. C. McCamy, a prohibi
tionist, of Dallas, by a vote of 87 to 51.
Senator O. C. Lattimore, was chosen
president protempore of the senate.
Texas Mining Measure.
Immediately upon the arrival of sen
ator Hudspeth, representative Bugene
Harris, of El Paso, said be and Mr.
I. urges warid iatliqdiinft sateiBg -bi
which will seek to liberalise the pres
ent law and make it possible for he
development of the mineral resources
In the western section of Texas.
Johnston May Be Turned Down.
A caucus of senators was held today
for the purpose of taking concerted
action to the election of Morris Shep-
...a .. ITnitiij QtotAd eonnlfir tn fill
the unexpired term of senator Bailey.
As a result, mere are is seiiaiuia
pledged to vote for Sheppard, which is
Ttrnre than a majority. A committee
was appointed to poll the house on this
The Senatorial Question.
That the name of Morris Sheppard
will be presented to the 'legislature for
rlection to the unexpired term of sen
ctor J- W. Bailey Is now practically an
assured fact. It may also be said that
the question of a successor to senator
Bailey until March 4 is going to cause
a sharp contest In the legislature.
This fact was emphasized by the ar
rival of state senator Horace W.
"Vaughan, of Texarkana, who is a hold
over and -who will serve until March 4,
when he becomes a congressman from
the old Sheppard district. Senator
1 aughan said that he Is not only for
Sheppard, but at the proper time he
will bring up the matter in the senate.
Mr Sheppard declares he will not only
accept the short term, but indicates
that he Is entitled to it and this has
practically settled the matter.
Sheppard May Get It.
Senator Vaughan Is a strong sup
porter of Mr. Sheppard and believes
trat be is entitled to the short term.
and when the matter is brought up for
consideration, he will be one of the
leaders in the fight for the selection of
the latter for this position.
That the effort to elect Sheppard for
the short term will meet with oppo
s.tion Is alsd quite evident. Senator
Qomtas Watson, of Giddings, a friend
of senator Bailey and Col. Johnston,
said that In all fairness south Texas
should be entitled to this honor for
such a brief period and that Col. John
ston should be permitted to retain his
seat for the remainder of the, term of
senator Bailev. Lieutenant governor
A. B. Davidson, while he has no voice
In the selection of a United States sen
ator, entertains the same views of the
The Holdover Senators.
From present indications, there will
he no serious difficulty in the adjust
ment of the contest involving the seats
of 15 holdover senators. J. T. Adams,
of Orange, has raised the question that
the legislature having at the last ses-
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Take No Chances
Buy Known Quality.
You have no excuse for buying "a cat in the bag" to-day.
Those who take a chance with "something just as good" invariably
get "something worse,"
I Advertising eliminate risk. It has placed business on a high
plane. No longer need the buyer beware. Merchants and manu
facturers both realize that the Square Deal is their most valuable
asset They must not only makq customers but must keep them.
Q Bear this in mind when you read the advertisements in THE
HERALD. The manufacturer, who advertises continuously and
persistently, could not afford to do so unless his goods were such
as to make customers and keep them. He invites you, through
his advertising, to test his sincerity, knowing that one trial will
make you a permanent customer.
You take no chances in purchasing products advertised in THE
HERALD. Each advertisement carries an unwritten guarantee
of honest quality and honest price. Read THE HERALD'S
advertisements closely and constantly every day and keep in touch
with the best, to be had from the most reputable dealers in this city.
(Copyright 1 912, by J P. Fallon )
New Mexico Grovenfcr, in His
Message, Urges Suppres
sion of Gambling.
SYSTEM OF TAXATION
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 15. A new
system of taxation for the state, where
by all property will be assessed at its
"cash value," and a law to enforce such
assessments alike against the large cor
norations and the small property own
ers is the most important recommenda
tion in Gov. W. C. McDonald's message
to the legislature today.
"Thus will it be 'possible." says the
governor, "to increase the assessed valu
ation of property in the state from $73,
000 (MM), the present figure, to ?500,000,
000, and thereby reduce the state tax
levy from 13 nulls to 2 mills."
Before the legislature of the state,
assembled in joint session, at 10 o'clock
this morning, governor McDonald react
his formal message. One or nis recom
mendations is to abolish gambling and
prize fighting in the state.
Gov. McDonald himselt today read ha
message to the legislature. The mes
sage fills 59 typewritten pages and Is
filled with interesting data and many
recommendations for the new state. The
reading occupied almost one hour and a
half after which the joint session dis
solved. The house recessed until 2 ana
the senate adjourned until tomorrow.
"Good government, like good business,
requires attention to and careful con
sideration of the revenues and expendi
tures relating to the carrying on of tha
same in an honest, intelligent, economi
cal manner for the general good of those
who contribute to its maintenance, saie
the governor, and then he quotes the
constitution, which limits the taxing
power of the state to 4 mills for state
purposes and 6 mills for public insti
tutions. ... . .,
"Ehe total assessed valuation of the
state for 1912 was $7,357,454. Based
on a 90 percent collection of taxes, this
will provide a revenue amounting to
2880,358, while revenues from other
sources of $79,500, raise the total rev
enue to $959,858. The appropriations
for the fiscal year beginning December
1. 1912, for all purposes, were $664,
tsens -arith nmrv nrnrmhilitv that in
creased appropriations will be asked f8r.
LilOSing Ills (nusf;ia(iu .. "-,"-"""; --
governor says: "I wish particularly to
call your attention to the totals for
appropriation and revenue. It would
cclott. -fiiat the surnlus revenue under the
lew would be sufficient to have paid all
ot these so-caiiea aeiiciencies uuuus "
More Than Half a Million Balance.
There is a balance to the credit of all
funds amounting to $566,753.90.
The bonded debt of the state amounts
to $56,610. not counting the $1,058,000
in bonds issued as series C, and pro
vided ,for in the state constitution to
redeem the bonded indebtedness of Grant
and Santa Fe counties. The state, how
ever, was granted 1.000,000 acres of land
from the federal government for paying
the debts of these two comities.
The ffovernor takes a fling at the jug
gling of the county deposits from ont
bank to another when he says: "I wish
again to call attention to the fact that
some of the counties of the state are
probably failing to receive such interest
as they are justly entitled to for the
public Ifunds in the hands of the county
treasurers, and I again recommend the
enactment of a law that will enable the
counties with certainty to receive a rea
sonable interest on their own funds.
Public Schools Show Improvement.
Concerning the public schools, the
message savs that conditions in the
public schools are improving every year,
and he refers at length to the report
furnished him by the state superinten
dent of public instruction, A. N. White.
There are approximately 101,600 chil
dren of school age in the state. For the
year 1912 less than 24,000 children were
in districts holding less than five months
school in a year, although in 1911 there
were over 30,000 in such districts. He
makes a number of rjcommendatious
which include a separate salary bill cov
ering "the salaries for the county supei
intendents. which should specify their
powers and duties and hold them strictly
accountable, and a revision ol the school
laws of the state, free school books and
the training of teachers in Spanish-American
Concerning the public institutions, he
says that the results obtained in some
cases are not commensurate with the
money expended, and he recommends
that all the educational institutions be
(Continued on next page.)
This Many Will Be Placfed
in Office by Congressmen
W. R. Smith.
OFFICES PAY FROM
$900 UP TO $3400
(By Winfield Joacs.)
Washington, D. G, Jan. 15. Repre
sentative W. R. Smith, of the 16th
Texas district, between now and March
4, will select 49 new Democratic presi
dential postmasters in his district, to
succeed the 49 Republican incumbents.
Mr. Smith is now engaged in wading
through several thousand applications
and endorsements of applicants for
these federal plums.
Where commissions of any of the
present Republican postmasters expire
before March 4 they will hold over un
til after the Wilson -administration
takes charge in Washington.
Four of the new postmasters already
have been selected for recommendation
for appointment by representative
Smith. They are: Kd Kennedy, An
son; J. J. Erwin , Ballinger; John W.
Person, Colorado; W. D. Foster, Miles.
The remaining 45 will be selected
rapidly from now on, so that by the
time the new postmaster general In
president Wilson's cabinet takes his
portfolio, representative Smith will be
Teady with the complete list to be sub
mitted for appointment. The new post
masters will then be appointed by
president Wilson as fast as the com
missions of the incumbents expire. The
first to be appointed will be those who
will succeed the Republican holdovers.
Fourth Class Offices Safe.
There seems to be a general misun
derstanding in the 16th district in re
gard to appointments to the fourth
class postoffices. Representative Smtth
has received hundreds of letters from
applicants for these offices. The ap
plicants are wasting their time because
everyone of these fourth class offices
is1 under civil service regulations,
placed there by president Taft with an
executive order just before the na
tional election last November. These
postmasters are therefore protected
from removal or the fear of losing
their Jobs when their commissions ex
pire unless the order Is set aside, be
cause under the president's executive
order, their appointments are for life
during good behavior. This order will
prevent many office hungry Democrats
in the 16th district from getting any
"of the fourth class postmasterships,
unless president Wilson should rescind
the order. Some Democratic congress
men will bring tremendous pressure to
near on Wilson to do this, as the fourth
ueur on tvuson io ao mis, as tne xourtn
class offices are the principal patron- i
age of congressmen. - -Whether or not
Wilson will do this remains to be
seen, but it is hardly possible that ne
wllL The house this week refused to
take the action itself.
The Jobs Open.
Following are the presidential post
offices, with the salaries and the dates
of expiration of the commissions of
the present incumbents, in the 16th dis
trict: Abilene, $2,800, December 19, 1914.
Albany, $1,500, February 8, 1914.
Alpine, $1,600, November 9, 1916.
Anson, $1,800, November 9, 1916.
Aspermont,. $4,200, February 18, 1914.
Baird. $1,600, August 23, 1916.
Ballinger. $2,300, February 27, 191Q.
Barstow, $1000, April 28, 1912.
Big Springs. $2,300, August 1, 1916.
Cisco, $1,900. December 16. 1914.
Clyde, $1,100, December 16, 1914.
Colorado, $2,000, Jan. 11, 1913.
Cross Plains, $1000, presidential. July
Crosbyton. presidential, Jan. 1, 1913.
Eastland, $1,500. July 31, 1915.
Eldorado, $1,100, December 12. 1915.
El Paso. $3,400, February 23, 1915.
Fort Stockton, $1,600, July 22, 1915.
Gordon. $1,100, December 16, 1913.
Gorman, $1,600, April 5, 1914.
Hamlin, $1,800, December 16, 1912.
Haskell, $1,800, April 2. 1912.
Junction, $1,100, February 6, 1915.
Ixraine, $1,200, April 15, 1913.
Lubbock. $2,000, March 29. 1913.
Marfa, $1,700, August 23, 1916.
Menard, $1,400, February 6, 1915.
Merkel. $1,700, June 22, 1914.
Midland. $2,000, May 22, 1910.
Miles, $1,400. December 16, 1912. ,
Mineral Wells, $2,400, February 18,
Pecos, $2,000, April 20, 1914.
Post, $1,300, December 12, 1915.
Ranger, $1,200, April 28, 1912.
Rising Star, $1,400, July 27. 1915.
Roscoe, $1,400, August 23, 1916.
Rotan, $1,500, December 16, 1912.
Rule, $1,200, April 28, 1912.
San Angelo. $2,700, February 23, 1915.
Slaton, presidential, October 1, 1912.
Snyder. $1,900. April 2, 1912.
Sonora, $1,100, presidential, January
Stamford, $2,300, December 16, 1914.
Stanton, $1,100, appointed October 14,
Strawn. $1,100. April 28, 1912.
Sweetwater, $2,400, February 8, 1914.
Tahoka, $1000. July 17. 1915.
Toyah. $1,100. March 1, 1913.
AVinters, $1,606, April 5, 1914.
What Would You Do If You Were -Held
Up? Here I What Brann Did '.
He Just Put Up His Hands ana
WHAT would you do if you were
Often had I wondered what
I would do7 I no longer' wonder, for
Tuesday night it happened, and without
a protest, my hands went up in the air.
J. P. Dorns, of the Popular, was the
other victim. He lost a gold watch and
"12 in money. I lost only a few little
silver dollars, but the stick-up men got
my poll tax receipt, and me a member
of the Young Men's Democratic club,
The holdup occurred on the east side
of Mesa avenue, just south of the (.'amp
bell flats, between Missouri and Wyo
ming streets. The hour was 7:45. 2o
lights were burning in the street, for
the moonlight schedule was supposed to
e in effect, even though the moon
wasn't altogetlier on the job.
When I had crossed to the eastern
side of the street, I saw three men
standing in front of the house, but no
ticed nothing peculiar about them until
I was within a few feet of them. Then
I saw one man's hands shoot up in the
a'r- I started to turn and run in the
other direction, when the biggest man
called: "Come back here and throw tip
your hands." I noticed that he had a
pistol, so I walked toward him. I got
within two or three feet of him and he
BURNED BY PROBED Br BONDS NOT
REBELS COURT ACCEPTED
Eefugees Come in on Hand
car and Report Not Only
Bridges but Cars Burned.
Tuesday evening a hand car with
five American men on board came in
from Pearson. They left Pearson Sun
day and came out as far as Coyote sta
tion, near the summit, on a military
train. From there they came to Juarez
on a hand car, arriving in El Paso Tues
day evening. The soldiers came out to
protect the track. The bridges were,
however, pretty well burned from there
to Barreal; those not already burned
are now being burned. A train went
out from Ciudad Juarez Tuesday even
ing to where the first of the bridges
Charles Taylor, who was with the
hand car party, says the rebels have
burned every car along the linej even
the timber cars that had been left on
switches. They , threatened to burn the
station houses, but the natives per
suaded them not to, because it would
leave them and their families exposed
to the inclemency of the weather. Last
week a bridge was burned by Salazar's
men about five kilometers above Pear
son, and last Friday night six houses
were burned in the Mexican residence
portion of Pearson, and as the fires
were being fought, the rebels would cry,
"Viva Orezco," although some 200 fed
erals occupied Pearson.
There has been no attack on Casas
Grandes. A couple of telegrams were
received in Pearson confirming the re
port that Blanco and his secretary had
been captured and killed.
It is said that Gen. Blanco was de
coyed to his death by a woman. It is
also said that he enlisted -a great many
Cafeae 0.-ndes men whojame tohiin as
j r . t Z if t. i-t i
volunteers, but who wejgrebels at heart
and that through them the general Was
finallv caught in the .trap that cost him
Salazar's Men Well Armed.
A younp American who saw Salazar
and his men at the top of the mountain
above Pearson, reported to Mr. Taylor
that the rebels were all wejl armed and
equippjed, that they had plenty of am
munition and two cannons with them.
They think the cannons have been
cached in the mountains for some time.
It is supposed that the main body of
Salazar's men has gone to Madera. As
nearly as the Americans could learn,
there are only 10 men actually engaged
in the burning of the bridges, but these
force the section hands to help them.
There are verv few men employed ot
Pearson and it is feared that work will
entirely cease there.
Rebels Robbing Colonists.
The rebels, or thieves, have now taken
possession of Colonia Chuichupa and are
doing as they did in Colonia Pacheco
and Hop valley, gathering and disposing
of everything they can turn into cash,
and are defying the Chuichupa boys,
who have been there for some time try
ing to look after the property of the
colonists. The rebels have) threatened
them with death if they do not get out
At Madera the influence against for
eigners is so bitter that it is almost un
endurable. The fall of snow has been
heavy up there.
C. P. Brown left this morning for his
proDerty in Texas and will not return
to El Paso for several davs. or just in
time to meet president A. W. Ivins, who
is expected in soon. He is coming down
on land matters, but not on coloniza
tion schemes. It has been pretty well
decided that no general colonization
scheme will be undertaken for the refu
gees. They will mostlv return to Mex
ico when peace has been established.
Notes of Refugees.
Mr. "Wall has been very sick for sev
Mr. and Mrs. Jed Judd have a new
Junius' Eomney is expected in from
Los Angeles this week. He is now visit-
iContinued on page 4.)
Then Waited for theMa'n With the Gun to
i saiu: uet drck over mere next to that
other lellow and throw up your hands."
When I got cloe to him I saw that
the gun he carried was an automatic
and after I had moved back the little
fellow, who had finished with Dorris,
said to me: "Give me what you've got."
"I haven't got anything," I said. Thel
he proceeded to see. He was perceptiblj
nervous and first felt to see if I had a
gun. I had none.
Then he went through my pockets,
got all the money I had, which was not
enough to buy a dinner at the Paso
del Norte, then took the pocket knife I
had carried for four years, my keys and
my wallet. The latter contained a
Till nn AIT TtannA Minnrn Tin i-vata T.:il
, which, strange as the coincidence might
who was himself a victim of a hold-up,
probably the same men having operated
upon him several nights ago. There waa
also an Elks' card and several other
club cards, and my brand new, never
used poll tax receipt.
When they had finished with us. thev
made us turn around and walk north
with our hands still held to heaven. I
suggested that we duek into the Lakota
and telephono the police, bit Dorris
thought it wiser to run around the cor
Man Who Says He Helped
Ross Hold Up Gamblers Is
State's Star Witness.
ON IN EL PASO
Tuesday afternoon at 3 oclock, U. E.
Ross, former United States sacret ser
vice man; V. L. Snyder, manager of the
Western Dotective agency, and C r.
Pitman, a member of the latter associ
ation, were arraigned before justice
of the peace E. B. McCImtock for an
examining trial on a charge of robbery
with the use of firearms, which offence
carries with it the death penalty as a
maximum punishment. The case was
continued Wednesday and will De gone
into further Thursday.
R. F. Atkinson, who informed the
police that the robbery of the card
players at the Hot.il McCoy was to
take place, was the star witness of the
state. On the stand he testified that
he was the man witn Ross who en
tered the rooms whsre xhe men had
been playing cards and robbed them.
He said that both he and Ross were
masked, and he held the men covered
with a pistol while Ross searched
them. Atkinson tesiiCUd that Rots
and Pitman drew a diagram of the
rooms at the hotepto be entered. Eveiy
thlng was carefully planned, aha every
man was assigned his work. The pro
ceeds qf the holdup were to be divtded
equally among five men, according to
the witness. Ross, Snyder. Pitman,
himself and a dealer in the game at
the Hotel McCoy were to come in lor
the equal division. Jast who the fifth
man was has not been brought tut yet
Atkinson said that Snyder mentioned
the name "Brown." but that Ross later
spoke of another name. He. said that he
would recognize It if he heard it again.
The evidence brought ojt at the ex
amination trial has shown that poker
and other games of cards axe being
played in El Paso at different places.
The only place actually named thus
l,, hoan TTAtAl V?COV. ACCOtdlDS
to George Gaskins. who was recalled
Wednesday morning, games had been.
i weanasusy i,ii..iR, .-- -. ---;-
Uoln&W it-the MeCw at lg&
prior to the holdup Tuesdyroornlngr
The witness said that he had not kept
count Of tnem. J.ne piayera iu .c
games testified to. for the most part
seem to be race horse men. and follow
ers of the races. The charge of gam
ing against 11 is still pending on the
Before going to trial Tuesday after
noon, the defendants requested a
I stenographer, and George JN. iieai.eiy
was assigned tne posiuuu. - -evidence
has not connected Snyder in
any way with the actual carrying out
of the alleged robbery. He was not
seen at the hotel on that night, ac
cording to the witnesses. Pitman, ac
cording to the testimony, was seen in
the rooms where the games were be
ing played shortly before the holdup
Many of those who testified that they
were the victims of the holdup identi
fied money and iewelry which they
stated had been taken from them.
This, the police say, had been taken
off the person of Ross after his ar-
The evidence being brought out at
the trial has been worked up by the
police. The defendants Tuesday after
noon were transferred from the city to
the county jail. John T. Hill Is rep
resenting Ross and Snyder in the ex
amining trial, while the prosecution
is being conductfid by county attorney
P. R. Price.
Identifies Hi Diamond.
It J. Cooper, the first witness- called
Wednesday morning, said he was a
bookmaker and his home was, at ich
Ita, Kas. He stated that he was in
room "214." Mr. Haynes, his brother
and several others were in the room,
he said. He told about masked men
coming in the room. They took $0
and a diamond stud from him, he said.
The witness identified a damond shown
him as his. x,
B. H. Cooper stated that his home
was in Denver. He said he had
been in the horse business 26 years.
Men with cloth masks took his dia
mond ring and some money The wit
ness identified a diamond ring as his
property. The ring, he said, was worth
$100 The witness said he heard one of
the masked men ass. iuc uwo.
had cut the wires.
Walter Haynes, of Trinidad, Colo.,
said he was in the wholesale liquor
business and was here to attend the
races. He told about the holdup. He
lost a diamond ring and $3. The ring.
(Continued on page Seven.)
By C. A. Brann
Take His Change ana His Poll' Tax
ner of Wyoming -street. Therefore, we
turned there and ran to the Ralston
hospital, where I got a telephone and
furnished a description of the men to
Dorris and I went to the police sta
tion and policemen Benson and Stewart
went out with us. We searched several
saloons and cheap restaurants, but did
not find the men. They had gone.
Then Dorris and I went on our re
spective missions and on the way we
laughed. They had overlooked 30 cents
which Dorris had in his pocket.
The man who bad the gun was tall,
probably verv nearly six feet in height,
dressed in dark elothes, had a black
slouch hat pulled down over his face
and was badly in need of a shave. The
other man was 5 feet 4 or 5 inches tall
and appeared to weigh not more than
125 or 130 pounds. He had a blonde
mustache, was also badly in need of a
shave and had on dirtv-looking clothes.
He, too, had a dark hat pulled down
over his face. He had gray eyes. I
know that for I looked into them and
scanned his face with the idea of know
ing him the next time I saw him. His
cvelids were granulated and his hands
s-hook as he worked. Both went south
along Mesa nvrnne. but wc didn't know
where they turned.
0 TO AGAPULG
Attorneys For Frank M.
Ryan Will Endeavor to
Secure New Sureties.
COURT AGAIN DENIES
BAIL TO HOCKEN
Chicago, HL, Jan. 15. Bonds sub
mitted for the release of Frank M;
Ryan. F. H. Houlihan and William
Schupe, sentenced to terms in prison
for conspiracy in the Illegal transpor
tation of dynamite were disapproved
by district attorney Charles W. Miller,
of Indianapolis, in the United States
circuit court of appeals here today.
Bonds of $30,000 for the release of
Charles N. Beurr., of .Minneapolis, were
approved by the court.
District attorney .Miner deciarea mat
the property scheduled for the bonds of
Ryan, Houlihan and Schupe did not ag
gregate more than $37,a00, while $200,
080 should have, been scheduled.
Attorneys for the Chicago labor lead
ers said they would make another ef
fort to obtain sureties.
Hockln Is Denied Writ.
Later the court declined to approve
a bond for $30,000 offered for the re
lease of Wm. B. Reddln, of Milwaukee,
because of the insufficiency of the
The court also declined to issue a
writ of supersedeas admitting to ball
Herbert Hockln, of Indianapolis, who
was sentenced to six years in the fed
"Hockln already has confessed hl3
guilt and there is no necessity in his
case for a writ of supersedeas pending
the decision of the appeal, said district
Attorneys fon the convicted labor
leaders said they had bonds ready for
Wllford B. Brown and Wm. J. McCain,
of Kansas City, .but these were not pre
sented in court.
District attorney Miller left for
Washington later in the day to confer
with United States attorney general
Wlckersham in respect to tie labor
cases. He will return to Chicago next
Monday when the question of admitting
the other leaders to bail wilTagala be
taken us by the court.'
Xterahard Raises Bend.
Cincinnati, C, Jan. 14. A bond of
$10,000 for the release of William C
Bernhard, of Cincinnati, one of the 38
men convicted in the dynamite con
spiracy trial, has been signed here.
COMING IN BUNCHES
Conventions are bunching hits on El
Paso. Garnett King, assistant general
passenger agent of the Southwestern,
has received a notice from the South
western traffic committee, saying that
the date of the meeting to be held in
EI Paso of the traffic officials would
be changed from Jan. 21 to March 18.
As the dates of the cattlemen's con
vention here are March 17. 18 and 19.
the hotels have been reserred for the
cattle men and their families, and the
local traffic officials are trying to
have the date changed to the following
week or at least a few days later.
SKUNK BIDES BARRED
FROM PARCELS POST
Decatur, I1L, Jan. 15. Somebody
threw a wrench" into the smoothly
running parcel post machinery at the
Deactur postoffice today. It was a
package of fresh skunk hides, mailed
by a trapper on a rural route. As soon
as It was carried into the building the
force of clerks sought relief outside.
The parcel will be returned to the
SXEED 1VIU. NOT BE TRIED
AVITII ALLEGED ACC03UIiICE
Memphis, Tex., Jan. 15. Taking of
testimony has begun in the trial of
Beach E. Epting, charged with com
plicity In the ' murder of Albert G.
Boyce, jr.. In Ajr.arillo, Sept. 14. by J.
Beal Sneed. Epting is charged with
having rented a cottage near the scene
tt the killing in which Sneed concealed
himself and from which he stepped, it
is said, a moment before he shot Boyce.
Efforts of Sneed's attorneys to have
their client tried Jointly with Epting
failed when the court overruled a mo
tion to that effect.
COBB FOR COLLECTOR, &
SENATORS AGREE &
Dr. F. P. Miller received a &
telegram today from T. D. Mc- -
Murray, of Colorado, Tex., say
ing that he had withdrawn
from the race for the collec
torship at El Paso and that Z.
L. Cobb had been agreed upon
by the two Texas senators as
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Americans Are Reported in
Danger at. Mexican Port
on the West Coast.
DENVER WILL SAIL
FROM SAN DIEGO
Refugees From Every Direc
tion Seek Safety From the
Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. The
cruiser Denver has been ordered from
San Diego. Calif., to .Aeapalco, Hex..
j where a desperate situation is reported.
with Americans in danger. She will
sail tomorrowand should arrive at the
Mexican port in about four days. Com
mander Washington has about 270
"Jaekies" aboard and a company of
The decision to send a "warship to
protect Americans was reached early
today, after alarmlm- report- of the
activity of rebels under Julio Radillo
had been received through ambassador
Wllsofe at Mexico City.
Consul Edwards, at Aeapulco, had
suggested that inasmuch as the Mexi
can commander of the town had admit
ted his inability to reinforce the garri
son, a 'warship should be sent.
Refugees nock to Aeapulco.
The last report from Acapalco said
that Radillo was operating in the coun
try about there and that refugees from
every direction were pouring into the
town, which is one of the most impor
tant Mexican ports on the Pacific Dep
redations aad atrocities by the ap
proaching rebels were reported.
Americans and other foreigners will
be takes aboard the Denver when she
reaches there, if they so desire. Tne
Denver is the nearest ship to the dan
Mhhj- .Americans in District.
Although' tne number of Americans
in the city of Aeapulco proper is no:
large, there are large numbers in the
surrouading country engaged :n
ranching and mining: Grave fears were
entertained for their safety by depart
ment Officials as soon as it was learned
that refugees were seeking safety in.
The rebels also control Cases Gran
des, where they have forced the s 'a
pension of operations on tne railroa :
Reports to the state department to
day were optimistic regarding the situ
ation along the border Aot Chihuahua
and Sonora. . , . -
Get Heady FarHanlea- Trip.
San Diego, Calif.. Jtf&. IS. Hurried
preparations are being Made on board
the craiser Denver to .sail tomorrow
for Aeapulco. The Denver has com
pleted target practice and, except for
docking, is ready to sail. The cruiser
has been out of dry dock and in ser
vice m Central American waters for
some time and the bottom is believed
to be foul.
The Denver was to have sailed for
the Nicaraguan station Friday, conse
quently preparations for departure were
well under way when, the orders were
Mexico City, Mex Jan. 15. Alarmed
by the approach of the rebel forces
and apprehensive of the fate of Ameri
cans in the event of occupation, Clem
ent S. Edwards, the American consul
at Acapalco, in the state of Guerrero,
last night suggested the presence there
of an American warship.
In a report to ambassador Wilson.
consul Edwards says that Aeapulco 13
threatened by Julio Radillo with 500
men. He says the government troops
are insufficient for protection and that
the military commander admits his In
ability to reinforce the garrison.
Consul Edwards estimates that 203
refugees are on their way to Aeapulco.
They report depredations and atrocities
in the coast region to the north. It
was in this region that the rebels cap
tured San Geronlmo, Tecpan and Atoyao
last week, after sharp fighting.
TWBXTY-FIVK AMKIIC VXS
FILE CLAIMS FOR 1SAMAGKS.
Torreon, Mex., Jan. 15 Claims for
damages growing out of rebel depre
dations in and around Torreon are oe
ing investigated by American consul
Theodore C Hamm, who is in confer
ence with consular agent G. C. Car
others. Reports are being made to
consul Hamm by claimants and the
claims compiled for transmission io
Twenty-five claims have been sub
mitted, all of them growing out of
the first revolution, and a number ara
yet to be filed.