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EL PASO, TEXAS, r
Fair Tonight and Saturday; Cold
er Tonight: Warmer Saturday.
January 24, 1913 12 Pages
TWO SECTION'S TODAY.
Opposition Develops in the
Texas Seriate A Mining
Bill in the House.
USTIN, TEX. Jan. 24. The sen
ate today spent the entire
morning' debating 'the resolution
by senator Latimer providing fon the
appointment of a committee to inves
tigate the affairs of the state peni
tentiaries and when the senate ad
journed at 1 oclock until Monday morn
ing, no action had been taken on the
One unexpected feature came to the
surface in connection with the resolu
tion, in the nature of marked opposi
tion to its adoption. This opposition
came from two o the leading pros in
the senate. Warren and Brelsford. They
insisted that this was no time for in
vestigations; that the legislature Is
here to pass constructive legislation
and not to take up the time with in-
estimations when no specific charges
haTe been made against the manage
ment of the prison svstem.
New JSIIs E1U.
Representatives Kicnard Burges and
Kugene Harris today introduced a gen
eral mining bill. This bill as a means
for the development of the mineral re
sources of the state allows prospectors
to prospect for minerals for a period
of one j ear. and if they find minerals
In paying quantities, they may pur
chase the land. The bill is practically
the same as that introduced yesterday
in the senate by senator Hudspeth.
For Sew Constitution.
The house committee on constitution
al amendments today reported favor
ably the Humphreys Joint resolution
providing .for a constitutional conven
tion. Representative Buchanan gave
notice that he would bring In an ad
i erse minority report.
Senator Vaughan today introduced a
joint resolution providing for amend
ments to the constitution having for
their purpose the injection- Into the
organic law the initiative, referendum
and recall. This is the first resolution
of this character introduced In the leir-
islature, and it is expected to cause con
Shenpnrd's Friends Ready.
At a caucus of Morris Sheppard's
friends In the legislature last night,
definite plans were made for the elec
tion of Mr. Sheppard for both the long
and short terms as United. .States sena
tor it was found that there were on
joint ballot 94 votes pledged to Mr.
Sheppard. The election is next Tues
day. Henry, of Bowie, is to make the
Platform Pledires to be .Kept.
Platform demands or recommenda
tions as enunciated at the San Antonio
ronvention are to be given precedence
in the house by the adoption yester
day afternoon of the report of the
committee oa. rules -by-a vote of S6
to 46. Thfis. however, was not done
until there had been a lively contest
over the adoption of the rules.
The house is to have an investiga
tion of Its own, a resolution having
been adopted yesterday afternoon pro
viding for the appointment of a com
mittee of five to investigate certain
charges that have been made against
the anti-tuberculosis commission rela
tive to the location of the tuberculosis
colony at Carlsbad, Tom Green county.
Gov. Colquitt has received notice
that the government will not turn over
Fort Clark td the state for a tubercular
colony, and it will be necessary to
make appropriation for a colony else
where. Liquor Traffic
The senate yesterday afternoon
adopted the house concurrent resolu
tion endorsing the Sheppard-Kenyon
bill now pending In congress -which
seeks to prohibit the interstate ship
ment of liquor in prohibition territory.
That was not done, however, until a
substitute had been adopted by a vote
11 to 10 pledging the state of TCxas
to pass such a law prohibiting inter
state shipments and recommending
such legislation for the consideration
of other states.
Would AbollHh School Sororities.
Representative Eugene Harris, pf El
Paso, announces that he will Introduce
a bill in the housep roviding for the
total abolition of all fraternities and
sororities, and all other secret societies
at the University of Texas.
Time will be given the university
authorities to free the institution of
such societies and the bill may not
take effect until next session.
The committee from the senate to in
vestigate the attorney general's de
partment will meet Monday and com
mence its investigations.
The senate committee on internal im-
(Contjntred on next page.)
EIGHT PEOPLE KILLED
IN FIRE A T M'KINNE Y
McKinney, Tex., Jan. 24. Eight per
sons were killed and one probably fa
tally and another slightly injured here
when walls of a building oecUpied by a
farming implement firm fell, and
crashed into a department store, caus
ing that building to collapse. Fire
broke out in the ruins of the four story
Commercial building occupied by the
store of Cheeves brothers.
The known dead are:
Rosa Welsh. Miss Katie Mllligan,
Miss Bessie Wade, Russell Height,
aged 4. N R. Presley, clerk; Mrs.
Mary Stiff, clerk; Mfss" Eva Searcy,
clerk; Leslie Bush, Allen. Texas
One of the victims, N. R. Presley, di
rected the firemen how to release him,
although he could not see them. Pres
ley begged- "Kill me or give me a gun
so I can kill myself. I'm burning.
My right foot is burning off."
EMBEZZLES FROM BANK
TO PL A Y JUAREZ RA CES
Oakland, Calif., Jan. 24. Frank D. Sears, teller in the Union Savings bank
of Oakland, stole a few dollars to buy something for his infant son, then staked
some more of the bank's money on the Juarez races, to make good his peculations,
and finally embezzled a total of $12,000. This was the substance of SBars's con
fession when arrested here.
"The boy was born Jast November," said Sears." He was our first and we were
very proud of him. I felt that I had to do something for him, so I took some1,
money to buy hima few little things, intending to return it in a few days, f
couldn't seem to gfit enough ahead to make it up, so thought a turn at the races
would square me. That's all there is to it The first thing I knew I was in
Sears accomplished his thefts by keepins; raonev brought in bv depositors and
H. P. Davison Tells Money
Trust Committee New
York Banks Independent.
HILL SAYS HIS LINES
ARE IN COMPETITION
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. Zis
To refute the contention that
a group of ISO men in the
worid of finance, through Interlocking
directorates, control corporation as
sets aggregating $25;000,000,001, Henry
P. Davison, partner of J. P. .Morgan,
today offered to the house money trust
investigating committee a long pre
pared statement, calculated to contro
vert statistics prepared by the com
mittee's accountants and put Into the
record, for the purpose of showing such
a condition. Mr. Davison offered hi3
statement at the conclusion of his tes
timony and the committee decided to
deliberate whether to admit it. Mr.
Davison thereupon gave out copies, al
though earlier in the day he and Thos.
W. Lamont, another partner of J. P.
Morgan & Co., had declared they had
no statement to give out.
While testifying before the commit
tee Mr. Davison said he thought the
banks of New York were independent.
He added that he knew of no bank in
New York controled by another bank.
"There Is less consolidation in New
York banking today than there was
10 years ago," he said, "the resources
of the New York banks are 18 percent
of the resources of the entire country."
Mr. Davison distinguished between
control of stock and control of the man
agement of banks. Mr. Davison reiter
ated that a law preventing "interlock
ing directors" would set the country
back 25 years. He agreed that it might
be well to cut down the size of boards
of directors of banks.
Attorney Untermyer brought out that
on Nov. 1, J. P. Morgan & Co., had de
posits of J129.000.000 and had in vari
ous banks $16,000,000.
James J. Hill Testifies.
"When Mr. Davison was excused
James J. Hill was called. He opened
his testimony with a list of his direc
torships in New York and Chicago
banks and in the Grftit Northern and
Burlington railroads. Mr. Hill said
that the Great Northern and the North
ern Pacific railroads were competitors.
When the Northern Securities com-Pi-y
was dissolved, he said, he received
37,000 shares of Great Northern and
62,000 shares of Northern Pacific He
now has 20,000 shares of Great North
ern ana his son, Louis V. Hill, has
1S.600 shares. Mr. Hill testified he was
a director in the First National bank
of St. Paul, one of the largest banks
in the northwest. He disagreed with
Mr. Untermyer's suggestion that mi
nority stockholders be given represen
tation in the directorates through cu
mulative voting. He said that such a
.system might allow competitors , toJ
secure a corporations secrets by se
curing a place on its board.
On tile question of Interlocking di
rectors, Mr. Hill said he held that the
propriety of the practice rested en
tirely Upon the character of the Indi
Will Amend Trust Law.
Recommendations in favor or several
amendments to the Sherman anti-trust
law were practically decided upon to
day at ap executive meeting of the
senate interstate commerce committee
held to discuss a report on the hear
ings during 1911 and 1912. The com
mittee took no positive action. '
There appeared an almost unanimous
opinion in support of the contention
that the present law as a whole should
not be disturbed, but that . changes
should be In the form of supplemental
action to strengthen the original intent
of the law, which is interpreted as
meaning all competitions interfering
with competition should be held to be
Democratic senators In caucus reaf
firmed their determination to permit
none of president Taf t's nominations to
be confirmed at this time with the ex
ception of army, navy and diplomatic
appointments. The caucus was called
at the instance of senator Newlands.
So Inaugural Reception.
As the result of a general canvass
In the senate, announcement is made
that in all probability there will be
no general public reception to presi
dent Wilson following his inauguration
on March 4
It was reasoned that the inaugura
tion ceremonies, if followed by a gen
eral reception, Mr, Wilson's endurance
would be overtaxed, it is estimated
that "from 50,000 to 100,000 people
would be in the line to shake hands
with the next president
A few minutes later when the res
cuers reached him, Presley was dead.
His right foot was burned to a crisp.
Mrs. Mary Stiff, who was taken out
alive but died within an hour, also
begged firemen to kill her as the
flames were slowly cooking her to
Many stories of miraculous escapes
are being told today. A. Kistler du
his little daughter out of the ruins
and was directed by the child to where
the mother and grandmother were im
prisoned. He carried the child to
safety, then returned and released the
women unharmed. Dr. J. E. Knight
crawled under the ruins and using re
storatives, kept Miss Lula Searcy, a
clerk, alive for an hour until a rescu
ing party reached her. She will recover.
I! NATIVE" 15
"Spanish -American" Ele
mentinNew Mexico Wants
to Land Fall's Job.
RACE ISSUE IN THE
ANTA FE. N. M., Jan. 24. A resolu
tion has been prepared and will be
introduced in the legislature, de
claring that it is the sense of the house
of representatives that a "Spanish
American' be elected senator from New
Mexico. This will probably pass when
ever introduced, for the reason that
there will be few but out and out Fall
men who could not subscribe to it and
find an acceptable man whom they
could support. If it does nass. it will
still further strengthen the opposition
to Fall, although it is hard to say who
this resolution will help most, speaker
Baca or former governor M. A. Otero,
Probably the latter will be benefited
most, for the speaker is regarded as an
impossibility, although he holds a
As the result of a Republican caucus
last night, however, it is said today
that Fall will be reelected to succeed
himself on the first ballot next Tues
day. The legislative senate has ad
journed today until Monday, and, after
an afternoon session, the house will"
take similar actTon.
A Race Issue.
The enemies of senator Fall are cer
tainly "hot on his trail," and there is
nodoubt that it is being made a race
issue, the "Spanish-American" element
or "native" want orie of their number
for senator and are after Fall's toga
for him, whoever he may be.
Burg's senatorial resolution calling
for an election for United States sen
ator was passed by the house Wednes
day, after being forced from the hands
of the judiciary committee, and after a
majority report from the same com
mittee had been tabled. If as some re
gard it, the action of the house was
a test of the Fall strength in that
body, it certainly did not come up to
the expectations of even those who had
opposed him. For even on its strongest
vote, those lined up on the Fall side
of the resolution only numbered 16, and
that number dropped to 15 on subse
quent votes on approximately the same
History of the Fight.
Monday a week ago representative j
ourg irum -Dernajiua'couniy introduced
a lengthy resolution calling for ballot
ing on the senatorial question, to be
commenced Jan. 28. The resolution
went to the judiciary committee and
by that body was referred to a sub
committee. This sub-committee proved
mainly to be Fall's friends, and the sub
committee drafted a resolution as a
substitute which recites at length the
situation last spring. The evident ta
lent was to get tne legislature to pass
nils i-esoiuuon. wnicn nouHinMnv
ffiSK&J TFal ySSKSTSffi
is evident from a reading of the sub
stitute, which was as follows":
"Whereas, on the 6th day of June,
A. D., 1912, by the action of the legis
lature .then assembled, under an elec
tion held In accordance with the pro
visions of the law and constitution of
the United States and provisions of
the constitution of the state of New
Mexico, Hon. A. B Fall was duly elect-
eu 10 me unitea Btates senate from
the state of New Mexico for the term
beginning March 4, 1913, and his elec
tion was duly declared by the Hon. E.
C. de Baca, lieutenant governor of
New Mexico at the time of presiding, at
the joint session of the legislature,
which so elected him, and whereas the
governor failed to sign the credentials
of senator Fall, and, whereas, the pri
vate legal advisor of the governor has
published in the public press an opinion
which at least questions the legality
and regularity of the said election, and,
whereas, we desire to affirm our belief
that the said election was legal and
regular, and In conformity with the
w J"11 being desirous that no ques
tion be raised that may cast doubt upon
the legality of the said election,
"Therefore, be it resolved, that this
legislature shall, on the 28th day of
January, A. D., 1913. proceed under the
law governing such cases, to the elec
tion of a senator for the term begin
ning Mach 4. 1913.
When the sub-committee presented
this substitute, it was signed by Messrs.
Downs, Tully. Toombs, Blanchard.
Cooney Chrlsman and Young all Fall
Anti-Fall Men Busy.
This did not suit the anti-Fall men at
all; they were in favor of a simple
statement calling for senatorial ballot
ing to commerce Jan. 28. without ref
erence to Fall or any previous elec
tion. So they prepared a report of
the minority. This simply declared
that, whereas, the term of one of the
senators from New Mexico will expire
on March 4, 1913; therefore, be it re
solved that on Jan. 28, the legislature
proceed to the election of a senator."
This minority report was signed by
John Baron Burg, M. C. de Baci
Rogers, Evans and Carter.
When In the order of business "re
ports of committees" was reached, the
judiciary committee reported two bills
and the house passed to the next or
der of business. The senatorial resolu
tion had not been reported at all
Mr. Burr then mnvmi iii.t .. j..
fil7.-cSR.m"te! J -r?-u're? to report
ImmdiiiMT n. iTr ...! r i icl,yu
tSn" mtneI?i.0St inAto1"J "?rt-
A 45 . ".. e senatorial resolu
lon. Blanchard moved tr tohi tj..-
motion, but It wni tint tihl.j -o .
te k. i . '. v" ",cui t- i"
36. Mr. Burg's oi iginal motion to bring
the resolution out of the committee
men passed. 37 to 11.
ah right, here's your report," said
representative Llewellyn, as he called
deskf6 Sent tW docuraents to the
mSoritlUb3"tat.e wa.s then read as the
SnipS. r.eiI2rt- Maros C de Baca
bled .J?1?? Khe, maJrity report be ta
to ir ln$t"nltely. This was done. 32
callirt fihe ,nority report was then
wai : ,rtSrV IhZ reDort of the minority
snl,aM.pted' 33 to 15- and the Burg
same vote. WS then adPted y
wmi , nn Absolute Test.
abiol.,f hl? cannot be taken as an
housl if fest of .Fal1 s strength In the
out p'J? ls certaJn that all the out and
ULl .rail TTlftn tm si, AW- 1 ...-- i
was nf l e Bur resolution. There
Totl a "otlable falling off in the Fail
antwKg tne "Spanish-Americans"
him 7ther this means they have quit
Probahii avo.Lof some other candidate,
not S3 ft a Spanish-American." or are
the 5ntins t0 shovr thelr nands unt"
much ii conies. cannot be told. This
ence u fe;ta,m-speaker Baca's influ
and tli , nor' gainst senator Fall,
atrali.f s responsible for several votes
win 1? h,,m- Whether this attitude
tho o e 1 maintained cannot be told. In
eIecHIlyT,part of the last senatorial
on fffi '..Baca OTS against Fall, but
him Uual showdown, he voted for
ried" nWhlle this program may be car
mlnr Va5al1 tl'ls session, there are
many who doubt it.
To r.cmoic OMIcers.
,.,f; WIi by senator Evans, pro-
... , . ior te removal of un-
laiiniui public officers. a
Governor Hunt Asks For
the Abolition of Capital
WANTS SOME OF THE
STATE LAWS REVISED
HOENIX, ARIZ., Jan. 24. The long
expected call of governor Hunt for
a special session of the legislature
on February 3 was issued today.
He recommends 16 new laws and sub
mits 57 laws now on the books to the
solons for revision.
The most Important new laws recom
mended are for the maintenance of the
state government, a minimum wage for
hazardous occupations, to arrange for
the state to engage in Industrial pur
suits, to abolish capital punishment.
road appropriations, a Jaw paying con
, victs for work on roads, the transfer
! of the industrial school to Fort Grant,
farms at the state prison and insane
asylum, a law to prohibit the sale of
clgarets to minors, an appropriation
for a bridge over the Colorado river
The governor did not submit the
code in its entirety, but lists 57 laws in
need of revision, to conform with the
constitution and recommends the
printing of the revised statues.
Socialist Is Indicted by Fed
eral Grand Judy; Is Ar
rested at Terra Haute.
APPEAL TO REASON
FIGURES IN ACTION
ERRE HAUTE, IND.. Jan. 24.
Bugene V. DebsSocIalIst candi
date for presidevfTof the' -United
1LL 2 S
against? him in the federal court for
the third district of Kansas.
Debs was charged with obstructing
Debs wrote ail expose of alleged con
ditions In the Fort Leavenworth prison
for the Appeal to Reason which caused
a government investigation. The matter
printed in the Appeal was considered
obscene by the federal grand jury and
action was brought against the editors
for sending it through the malls.
The witnesses In this case, it is al
leged, Mr. Debs encouraged to leave the
jurisdiction of the court. Debs brands
the indictment as an effort to ruin
the Appeal to Reason.
NO CHANGE IN PRICE
OF RAILS SINCE 1904
New York, N. Y.. Jan. 24. William E.
Corey, former president of the United
States Steel corporation, testified on
cross examination today in the gov
ernment's suit to dissolve the corpora
tion. For two days Mr. Corey has giv
en testimony bearing on the contention
of the government that the corporation
is a monopolistic combination. He was
examined today by C. A. Severance.
Mr. Corey was asked concerning the
steel rail pool among American manu
facturers, including the corporation.
He said that the pool was a "hang
over" from a pool that existed before
the corporation was organized. It was
broken up, he said, in 1904 or 1905.
Since 1904 the price of steel rails, Mr.
Corey said, had not varied from S28 a
"For several years," he added, "prices
of steel rails have been hihcer in
ranee, uermany. Austria, Italy
jcussia tnan here.
The Tennessee Coal and Iron compa
ny was taken over by the United
States Stqel corporation during the
panic of 19DT, despite the protests of
the corporation's president, Wm. E.
Corey. Mr. Corey so testified. He de
clared he had not concurred in the pur
chase because the price paid was too
high This price was the equivalent of
$113 a share.
FIGURES FOR 1912
Austin, Tex., Jan. 24. Official fig-
mes OI lne aiue 01 Dunaings ior
?vhich permits were Issued in the nine
larger cities 01 Texas during 1312 ag
gregate S22,294,507. Ordinarily the
amount named in a permit is about
one-half and not over 60 percent of
the actual cost of the building. EI Paso
Is fifth in the list, very close to San
Antonio in the total. The figures for
these different cities for 1912 were as
Houston. $4,979,309; Dallas. S4.966.29S;
Fort Worth. $3,299,333: San Antonio,
$2,778,766: El Paso. $2,227,045; Galves
ton. $1,879,166; Waco, $1,259,940; Austin,
$525,213; Beaumont. $37S,906.
REni'RIAIi OF UOD OF
MAKER OF TEXAS FLAU.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 21. Governor
Colquitt announces that he has finally
obtained consent of all relatives of
Miss Johanna Troutman, the author of
the Texas flag, for the removal of her
body from the lonely and neglected
spot where It now lies in Georgia, to
Texas for reinterment in the state
cemetery at Austin.
The governor figures that the cost
incidental to the removal of the boiy
will amount to about $2000, including
the cost of the erection of a suitable
UlRDEll SUSPECT IS HELD.
Davenport. Iowa, Jan. 24. George
Cramer, said to be wanted In Chicago
for the murder of the diamond mef.
chant, Logue, was- arrested here last I
nignt. ne was piaceu in jail, neid for
Tomorrow being the Inst Saturday of
tne niontu. Herald carriers vtill present
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RMISTiCE WHILE REBELS AND THE
FEDERALS DISCUSMM FOR PEACE
FIVE DAYS armistice is now in effect between the rebels and federals according to reports in El Paso from
Villa Ahumada and Moctezuma. The armistice w as arranged between the federals and rebels in order to per
mit a commission, composed of three federal delega tes and an equal number of rebels, to confer at Moctezuma
regarding peace plans. This is said to be the reason why Juarez was not attacked by the rebels 1 hursday.
A commission composed of Federico Move, of Chihuahua, representing the Mexican government, a federal
officer of Col. Castro's command, a third man representing governor Abram Gonzales, and Phil M. Laughlin, a Chi
huahua newspaper man, are reported to be at Moctezuma, 1 1 1 miles south of Juarez, waiting for a peace delegation
to come from Salazar's rebels to consider peace terms.
The conference at Moctezuma is said to have been requested by Salazar and Caraveo, who sent a proposal to
the federals in Chihuahua through Gen. Blanco, asking for a commission of three to be appointed to meet a similar
commission from the rebels to consider peace terms.
The original proposal is said to have come from Salazar through the medium of a letter written by Gen. Blanco,
then a prisoner of the rebels. It was sent to Col. Castro at Chihuahua, and transmitted to Gen. Antonio Rabago by
him. The proposal is said to be the same as the one reported to have been made to the Mexican government through
Gen. Blanco upon his arrival here, and the Mexican consul in El Paso. One of the demands the rebels are said to
be insisting upon as a condition of peace is that all the rebels in the field be permitted to become members of the rurale
corpi with their present officers in command. The commission was at Moctezuma Thursday and was expecting the
rebel commission there Friday."
Small Force of Federals
Reaches Border City Fri
WILL TRY TO RUN
TRAINS ON CENTRAL
ILATORY tactics by the rebels
and unusual activity of federal
troops, have prevented an Im
mediate chance of an attack on Juarez,
that unfortunate Mexican border town
so often suffering revolutionary
With the opening of traffic as far
south as the state capital, and the
arrival at Juarez early Friday morning
of 3TO troops, while others patrol the
Mexican Central railway, Juarez ap
pears In little peril.
The rebels appear to remain along
the border east, and west of Juarez,
with Salazar and 4M men still at
Guadalupe. While rebels in force are
reported alone the North Western
railway to the southwest, no effort was
1 mod. .. l.n.Mn.. .1.a ..... mm .
...nut; m uamjcr iuc revuu&iruciion 01
the Central line or the arrival at Juarez
of the reinforcements.
On one of the military trains, which
have been patroling the Central for the
last few weeks, 300 men of the 23d
battalion of infantry arrived at 6.20 a.
m. Friday morning at Juarez, behind
a work train which has made record
time In .repairing the damage done by
rebels between Villa Ahumada ,and
Saxnalayuco. Burned bridges were
cribbed in short order, while shoe-flies
were run around the longer gaps.
Traffic to Bc Resumed.
Traffic will be opened on the Central
line at once between Juarez and Chi
huahua city, but with the repairing of
the telegraph lines it was learned that
the road has been cut farther to the
south. Rebels on Thursday burned
bridges and cut the wires between
Jimenez and Torreon, on the main line
of the government road to Mexico city.
A passenger train is said to be on the
way to Juarez from Chihuahua, and is
expected to return Saturday. A. freight
train was sent out Thursday moaning.
Castro Remains at Ahumada.
The remainder of the 23d battalion,
numbering 409 men, remained at Villa
Ahumada. This is Col. Castro's train,
carrying the big cannon "El Nino."
The train which arrived last night at
Juarez 'carried no artillery, and only
300 Infantry, under command of Maj.
Orozco. It was said today that Oro
co's train will return and patrol the
road between Ahumada and Juarez,
while Castro's 'train will attempt to
keep open the line from Ahumada to
It was declared that there Is no
fear in Juarez of a rebel attack and
all of the troops which arrived Fri
day morning will return, leavins only
the 300 men- previously garrisoning the
The North Western remains closed
with no attempt made to repair the
Pearson line. The telegraph, how- x
ever, is operating through to Chihua
hua city, and all is reported quiet
along the line With the opening f
the Central lumber for the El Paso
Pearson plant may be secured from
Madera by way of the state capital,
the Chihuahua division of the North
Western remaining open.
Much Talk of Peace.
The rebel "juntas" of El Paso are
downcast ove. the failure of Salazar
to move on Juarez. Early Thursday
morning, it is learned, a messenger
was sent to Guadalupe by automobile
to urge Castro to hasten into Juaraz.
Peace talk is still rife, with varying
reports. It is rumored that commis
sioners have been sent to see Salazar.
and also that Col. Vasquez is treat
ing with rebels at Villa Ahumada.
This is officially denied by the fed
erals. Nothing has been heard from CoL
Tjindtt who with a cavalry force is op
erating in the Casas Grandes district.
It Is said that he will not march Into
Juarez, nor does there appear to be
any .movement against the rebels at
BIG PLANTS FORCED
TO CLOSE IN TORREON
Shortage of Fuel and Supplies Creates a
Serious Industrial Situation In
the Lacunn Cits'.
Torreon. Mex.. Jan. 2 Inability to
get fuel has caused the practical sus
pension of operation by- the La Union
soap works in this city and the smelter
at Asarco, operated by the American
Smelters Securities company Inabili
ty to secure shipments of guayule, also
due to the railroad strike, caused the
closing down of the big rubber plants
of the Continental-Mexican Rubber
ramiunv. The closedowns of bitr in
dustries in Torreon has caused the
throwing out of employment of hun
dreds of men and has filled the streets
'with restless Mexicans.
By borrowing coal and coke from
smaller concerns, the Torreon smelter
was enabled' to run with a curtailed
force until some could be shinned in.
Nazim Pasha, Commander of
Army, Is Killed; Enver
Bey Succeeds Him.
CDNSTANTINOPLE, Turkey. Jan. 24.
Fighting has occurred at sev
eral places in the city this morn
ing. A dozen or more persons have
been wounded. Great public excitement
has followed the killing of Nazim Pa
sha, the former war minister and com
mander of the Turkish army, who was
shot during publfc demonstrations here
Talaat Bey, the new minister of the
Interior, informed tne European embas
sies this morning that all measures nec
essary to Insure the security of the
city had been taken. He also addressed
circulars to the provincial governors
explaining the reasons for the change
in the government and calling upoa tee
people to lend their
to lend their moral and ma
terial aid to the government.
Enver Bey Is Hero.
"We are determined," be said, "to de
fend the interests of the country, now
face to face with the prospect of a re
sumption of hostilities."
Enver Bey, the most spirited leader
of the oung Turks, who has taken such
a prominent part in .the overthrow of
Kiamil Pasha's cabinet. Is the popular
hero of the day
Nazim Pasha's death, by a shot from
the revolver of Enver Bey or Talaat
Bey, is believed to have been accidental.
The two officers, in order to protect
themselves from the fire of Nazim's aide
de camp, who had shot at them from a
window, drew their revolvers and
emptied them at him. A bullet struck
and killed Nazim Pasha, who was seated
inside the room.
.Ncn Cabinet Members.
The new Turkish cabinet is consti
tuted as follows:
Grand vizier and minister of war,
Mahmoud Shefket Pasha; president of
council of state. Said HaMm; interior,
Hadii Adll; foreign affairs (tempora
ry), Mukhetar Bey: marine, Tschuruk
sula Mahmud; justice, Ibram Pasha;
finance. Itifaat Bey: pious foundations
Hairi Pasha; agriculture, Djelal Ef-
ienoi, posts, oskian Jtsey.
Recall Peace Delegate.
The new cabinet has decided to recall
the Ottoman peace delegates from Lon
don. The Turkish government is also
said to have requested its ambassadors
at Vienna and St. Petersburg to return
to the Turkish capital.
Enver Bey was today appointed chief
of the general staff of the Turkish
Grand Vizier Attends Funeral.
The funeral of Nazim Pasha took
place this morning. The new grand
vizier and minister of war, Mahmud
Shefket Pasha, an old comrade of the
dead commanderinehief attended.
After the burial, the members of the
cabinet went to the palace and took the
oath of allegiance to the sultan. Sub
sequently the retiring foreign minis
ter, Noradunghuan Pasha, was called
to a meeting of the cabinet council to
explain the foreign situation.
The sultan went to the mosque at
noon to attend the usual selamlik, at
which Schsfket Pasha and Enver
Bey also wre present. The function
passed off without incident.
ENVOYS THINK WAR
WILL START AT nTOYTE?
London. England. Jan. 24. The con- I
firmation of the news of the complete '
revulsion of feelinc in Conatnnttnnnio. I
against the proposed surrender to the
nas created the lmDreuinn 1
"Ti?1 H18 Peac delegites that the war
..... cs aBaln almost immediately.
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REBELS HI it
Another Band Fires on the
United States Troops Pa
troling the Border.
LONE MAN WHIPS
REBEL LOOT BAND
ALAZAR'S rebels discovered that
Americans in Mexico and Ameri
cans in Texas are different, when.
theyattemptedto enter the corral of Avel
Arroya. near Fabens, Tbarsday morn
ing and drive away his five work and
saddle horses. The rebels crossed from
Guadalupe and went boldly to the
ranch hou&e or senor Arroya, who is
an American oitiaen and a Texan.
Thinking that they were still In Mexico
and that the rancher would submit
without protest to their looting, they
J red up to the corral aaa proceeded to
rope the five houses belonging to Ar
roya and lead them back ito Guada
Bight there was where the five reb
els reckoned without their host. r
roya's father, who was a resident of
Guadalupe, had been killed by the reb
els last year and Arroja jr., had ro
abiding love in his heart for the breed.
He cut loose with his 30-40 rifle frou
behind a woodpile and shot rebel No 1
through the stomach ju-t above tne
hips, killing him almost instantly.
Rebel No. 2 got his in a vital spot and
died as he was being dragged across
the river. A third one was hit by Ar
roya and wounded, but escaped with
the two remaining rebels, who beat it
back to their bunch without trying to
return Arroya's fire.
Recaptures His Horses.
Tho American-Texan recaptured hla
five horses, which the rebels aban
doned in their scramble for the Mexi
can side, and is a horse to the good,
for he has the horse which was being
ridden by the rebel he killed. The
horse had a saddle, rifle and ammuni
tion on it and it will be delivered to
the customs officials.
After the lone-handed engagement.
Arroya went to the Fabens Mercantile
company's store and bought 500 addi
tional rounds of 30-40 ammunition, in
preparation for any "party call" the
rebels might attempt to make to his
ranch. But the example of the five
horse thieves was sufficient, apparent
ly, for no one molested him, or hla
property Thursday night. Eight sol
diers of troop C, of the 13th United
States cavalry, were stationed at the
Arroya ranch house all night as a re
ception committee for any revengeful
American Troops Fired On.
A volley was fired at three patroling
troopers of troop C, of the 13th, over
the line five miles below Fabens at
about the same time that the rebel
raid on the Arroya ranch occurred.
With characteristic rebel marksman
ship, no one was hit by the bullets. As
far as can be learned, the fire was not
returned by the troopers, who con
tinued to pound their beat and wiggle
their fingers from their noses at the
rebels on the Mexican side.
No additional troops were sent from
Clint or Tsleta to Fabens Thursday
evening by Maj. Robert E. L. Mlchie,
of the 13th. at Tsleta. All of troop C
was on patrol duty Thursday night.
half taking the first watch and
half taking the first watch and the
remainder the second watch. Nothing
occurred during the night and no mora
ilKtrhn9 we nnrtoil Fridav
morninjr. No other ranches on tho
island m- nea irsihens hiva been dis
turbed by the rebels since the Kiuins
occurred at the Arroya ranch.
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