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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 14, 1913 14 Pages
Fair Tonight and Saturday.
TWO SBCTIOXS TODAT.
ME ROOM FOR SHOTS
Texas House Adjourns, Fol
lowing Sudden Deaths of
Two of Its Members.
USTIN, TEX.. Feb. 14. The house
was thrown into disorder yes
terday when convening for the
afternoon session, it was announced
that representative Lee Killingeworth.
of Gregg county, had died very sud
denlj, a few minutes before. This
sudden death immediately save rise
to the report that his death was due
to an attack of meningitis, althougn
one of the attending physicians is said
tu have diagnosed the case as heart
This death, coupled with the critical
condition of representative McNeal, of
'aid well county, who was suffering with
m attack of meningitis, almost caused
a panic in the house. An immediate
adjournment was taken until Saturday
afternoon at 2 oclock.
Representative Tom H. McNeal, of
Caldwell county, who was stricken with
meningitis a few days ago, died today
at his boarding house from the effects
of the disease. Announcement was
made today in the house of his death
nd a committee composed of represen
tatives Bagby Dunn, Watson, of Hays;
ates and Crisp was appointed to ac
c oznpany the body to Lockhart - for
liuriaL The body 'will leave here this
afternoon with the committee.
Sending Families AnaJ,
Fearing an outbreak of meningitis,
several of the members are sending
their families home. Quite a number
of the members are also being innocu--lated
with anti-meningitis serium as
a. matter of precaution.
The house committee to make an in
vestigation of the state penitentiary
system, left last night os its mission.
The committee will also Investigate the
iaquer Bill Passes.
The house has passed- finally the 3:3
p. m. saloon closing law. The bill
now goes to the senate for action;
also the bill granting relief to the
purchasers of school to ltd 8. who have
been unable to pay 'Ifie interest, and
thus save the land from being for
t ci ted.
There was nothing doing in the leg
islature today, the house not being in
session. The senate met but there were
only 10 members present and adjourn
ment was taken until tomorrow.
It is not expected that there will be
a quorum before next "week.
Llqaor Bill Up Xext.
The Kennedy liquor bill, which is
one of the most drastic liquor meas
ures ever attempted by the legislature.
ij now In" the senate having passed
finally in the house.
For Heavy Tax levy.
Senator Terrell, of West, has offered
a joint resolution in the senate for a
proposed amendment to allow cities not
doing business under a special charter
to levy taxes of any amount less than
l"0 cents on the $100 for municipal im
provements. Under the constitution
i ities and towns without special char
ters may not levy taxes for more than
40 cents for municipal improvements.
Cities with special charters are not af
lected by the proposed amendment.
Hot Alter 1'rddlerx.
Among the new bills Introduced in
the senate yesterday was one by sen
ator Murray to BMtKe it a criminal of
fence lor a vetMtor or peddler to re
main on the premises after being or
dered off by the owner or agent of
SaiveHded Sentence LaiT.
Having been signed by governor Col
quitt the Weinert suspended sentence
bill is now a law. The suspended
sentence law passed two years ago was
unconstitutional because of a tech
nicality. Weinert's law allows felony
prisoners, except in the more criminal
i rises, to be released on good behavior.
Murder, perjury, burglary of private
residence, arson, incest, bigamy and
luoDUiued on Page Eight.)
CASH REGISTER MEN
CONVICTED BY JURY
INCINNATI, O., Feb. 14. "Guilty.
as charged In all three counts of
the indictment," was the verdict
rendered here by the Jury trying the
tase of John H. Patterson and the 28
other officials or former officials of
ih. National Cash Register conroanv.
n ho were charged by the government"
with violating ine criminal section or
the Sherman anti-trust law.
The defendants were: John H. Patter
son, president: Edward A. Deeds, vice
president: George E. Edgetor, secretary,
of Par ton, O.: Vm. F. Bippus, treasur
er; Wm. H. Mussey. Wm. Pflum, Al
fred A. Thomas, Dayton, O.; Robert
Patterson, director; Thomas J. Watson.
sales manager; Jos. E. Rogers, assist
ant sales manager. Alexander C
Harned. sales manager; Frederick S.
Hi?h, district manager, Boston. Mass.
Fliny Eves, district manager, San Fran
cisco: Arthur A. Wentz, Columbus O.;
George F. Morgan, Dayton, O.; Chas.
T Falmsley. Chicago: Chas A Snyder,
Elizabeth, N. J.: Walter Cool. Denver.
rolo.: Myer N. Jacobs. Pittsburg. Pa.;
Mont L. Lasley, Detroit. Mich.; Earl B.
"Wilson, Los Angeles; Jonathan B. Hay
ward patent attorney. New York: Alex
ander W. Sinclair. New York; John G.
AUSTIN, Tex Feb. 14. That the proposition to establish a school of mines
. and metalurgy at El Paso will prevail in the legislature is now practically
certain. The house committee on mines and mining late last evening re
ported favorable the Burges-Harris bill providing for the establishment of tha
school at El Paso providing the people of that city donate the military institute
property for that purpose. This school is to be a part of the university of Texas.
Considerable of a Wrangle in
Santa Fe Over Adoption
of the Bill.
IN BOTH HOUSES
ANTA FE, N. if.. Feb. 14. The sen
ate has passed the city local op
tion bill by a close rata Tk.
session was enlivened by a brisk de
bate, amounting almost to & quarrel,
between senator Holt on the one side
and senator Barth, supported by senator
Page, on the other. This arose over the
salary question, senator Holt having
moved to defer action on the senate
salary bill for a day. and senator Barth
moving tr make the delay indefinite.
Holt's motion finally carried, after
much debate. Mr. Holt called upon the
senate to exercise calm deliberation in
the matter and raised a point of order
against himself for alleged personali
ties during his speech.
Mr. Barth pleaded with the senate to
be sensible, as they had been asked to
do by the majority many times He
scored the majority for saying that be
ing sensible meant working with them,
and generally gave the Republican
members of the senate a flaying.
On a roll call, senator Earth's mo
tion to amend lost out, IS to 11. Sena
tor Holt s original motion prevailed on
a vtve-voce vote.
The city option bill came up on third
reading. Several small amendments to
it were offered and discussion became
general over the proposal of changing
the time of elections from four to two
years. Briefly, this clause provided
that cities might not vote on prohibi
tion oftener than every four years. The
proposed amendment was offered by
senator Romero, and after speeches
favoring it had been made by senators
Mabry, Page and Barth, and against it
by senators Holt, II f eld and Hinkle,
senator Romero attempted to get it re
committed. This failed. The bill then
passe. 13 to 11.
This bill provides' that the residents
of any incorporated city or town may,
pon petition, have aflieco.jteJlf.
at which they shaTTvote upon pronloll-ing-he
sale of liquor in that city. If
the votes against liquor sale prevail,
no liqdor may be sold within two miles
of the limits of that city. In no ease
shall the sale of liquor be allowed un
less a license fee of at least $SO be
paid to the city. The vote on the bill"
wa sas follows:
Ayes Abeytia, Alldredge, Barth. Bow
man, Crampton, Doepp, Evans, Hinkle,
Holt. Hfeld, Laughren. Navarro,
Noes Burns, Clark. Gallegos. Mabry,
Hartt. McCoy, Miers Page, Pankey, Ro
Many Communications Read.
A petition for an adequate fence law,
from the people of senator McCoy's dis
trict, was read.
A petition from a number of stock
raisers asking the retention of the
mounted police, was read.
A tolMmuti from congressman Curry
to the nresldent of the senate, an- I
would be given attention, was road. So
was a resolution aaaressea io ine
tspeaker of the house, regardingertain
railroad legislation which the rAlbu
duerque commercial dob wished to have
given a hearing neiore action was
The following bills were introduced:
Senate bill 117, by Mr. Hartt, amend
ing the sheep dipping laws.
Senate bill 118, by Mr. Crampton,'
amending the laws relative to count,
Senate bill 119, requiring the district
court to exercise supervision over
estate in the probate court
Senate bill 12, by Mr. Pankey, re
creatinc the office of oil inspector and
providing for the condemnation of oil
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Range, Washington; M. G. Keith, Xew
York; Wm. Cummings. Brooklyn, ill
not at trial; J. J. O. Laird, Toronto; W.
E. Howe. San Francisco; E. H. Epper
son, Minneapolis; Edgar Parks, New
The present trial began Nov. 19, and
has occupied about SO actual trial days.
"Trial Cot Half Million.
The total expense to the Cash Reg-
ister company Is estimated at little
io thn ssoo.ooo. The government ex- I
pense has been estimatea at aoout nan 1
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The indictments named 30 men. but
Edgar Parks was dismissed recently by
judge Hollister upon the representation
that he in no way was connected with
the company in the last three years,
the time named in the indictments.
The Maximum Penalty.
Each of the three counts carries with
it a maximum penalty of S5000 fine (Md
a jail sentence of not more tha II
n.onths, thus bringing the maxlnwm
sentence for each man up to $16. W0
fine and 3S months in jail.
The three counts specified in the in
dictments are, first, j conspiracy to
monopolize trade in the cash register
business; second, monopolizing the
trade in the cash register business, ana
third, with maintaining this monopoly
between 1949 and 1912.
NOl FOR ACCIDENTAL KILLING
-xT 7ASHINGT0IT, D. C, Feb. 14.
i5 t u a. n-tt. j i
trvi rfncnr iil iituiiiri lu
i close advisers today that onlv j
one thing could force him to ask con- J
gress to intervene in Mexico. j
If the Madero or Diaz forces should
turn upon Americans merely because !
they are Americans or foreigners, Mr.
Taft let it be known that he would
rush a -nwrial mpiwatrp to cnnorosB in -
rasa a special message to congress in ju
minutes time. department if the military status of the ' from its issue, by an insurgent leadar
He does not regard the killing of a : two factions in Mexico continues sub- would be to insure the absolute neutral
few .Americans in the course of the battle ' stantiallv unchanged. It is beyond the j ity of the United States government and
as a cause for war. but look, upon .
UWU01UC5 os uuavuiuduie iuiu uareres
that the proper authorities should be
held liable for damages.
WOULD ACT IF AMERICANS KILLED.
If, however, the president was to hear
that Americans were being wantonly
killed and he found congress taking its j
week-end recess, his confidants today J
declared he would not hesitate to send '
an expeditionary force trom the battle
ships at Veracruz and Tampico. Five
thousand sailors and marines could be
landed from them in a few hours and
started for Mexico City.
International law recognizes the
right of a government to send such an
expeditionary force to guard its own citi
zens when they need protection. The
sailors and marines would be sent to
Mexico City as "the legation guard."
This was the method employed during
the Boxer uprising in China and more
recently in Nicaragua.
If such a step were forced on president
Taft while congress was not in session,
the president plans to follow it imme
diately with a message setting forth
cvuuiLiuus suuwii2 wiiai ne uaa none,
ana asking authority to send
States troops across the .border.
PRESIDENT IS TROUBLED.
The president was disturbed today
when he heard reports that communica
tion between Mexico and the Usited
States might be rat off. He sainted eat
to friends that such a condition would f
resemDie tnai in China when the foreign
ers penned up in Pekin could not com
municate with the OHtside world.
President Taft met the cabinet at the
usual semi-weekly session and the Mexi-
wu oiiunuuu was KeueidJiy uiscussea. il
was understood that the cabinet is in
complete accord with the president's at-
titude, as it was expressed in his talks
j witn cauers today, secretary itnox.
upon entering the conference, declared
there was nothing specific to be con
sidered and that he had received no im
portant dispatches since last night
WANT TO SEE FIGHTING.
Overnight dispatches from ambassador !
Wilson say Americans are not .in haste
to flee the danger zone in Mexico City, j
PVPn WhPn ThPT7 nflVA 1A ftrniflrtnnihr !
i': " ".j7 xZ?.!, r5."r"f !
t "iJP 11"" u"",JSrem5,,n l0 I
W thaTareTnS VtS
engagements he has sent motors through-
out the city, to bring all non-combatants j
& nelghb0rhMd f the A j
ttaniang is paralyzed ana the ambas- :
sader ha heen unaH. tn Hraw on th
state dearStofthellS auth! j
ized yesterday for use in succoring Amer- I
icans and sending them out ot the city, j
j.ne state department toeay authorized
him to give the guarantee of this gov
ernment for any obligations incurred.
DIAZ REPLIES TO AMERICANS.
Americans who petitioned Gen. Felix
Diaz have received a reply from the
rebel leader that they seed not fear his
firing so long as his forces are not at
tacked from the direction of the residen
tial section occupied by the American
. Officers commanding 400 rural guards,
who took up a position before the Ger
man legation yesterday, are reported to
have told the German minister they did
not know which cause they served. With
an air of indifference they added that
their colonel was having an interview
WARSHIP STAYS AT ACAPULCO.
Because of Intense anti-American feel
ing at Acapulco, the cruiser Denver has
been turned back into that port to pro
tect Americans and other foreigners un
til the cruiser South Dakota puts into
port there Sunday.
Many aCtS Of Violence hawo Kaon inm-
mitted at Acapulco against Americans. !
They " " 5-?" ?Ktl. 1 "
r"n nff;i lZ. ,n a. street atUck on
.a "'''cers ot the cruiser Denver before
nPr H nvmt-va w TTT s ..
iuuie weanesaay. Tnese dem-
1,-lV f v r "osuuiy, enaangenng the
lives of hundreds nf AmoVon? - .
cughly akrmed officials here that they i
rriferen the nant,.. 1 , . . I
f- ajri- , " uv "eiess to return.
rin Hon t0, the "Klar American
colony at Acapulco are American ranch-
MENTION URGED BY
EXICO CITY, Mex.. Keb. 14.
observers, done more to change
year period of revolution.
m Months ago a quiet feeling began to develop among a few of the better class of Mexicans in favor of outside
assistance, but it found no public expression at that time. This sentiment has steadily grown, however, and the
events of the last few days have strengthened it tremendously.
The subject is now frankly discussed by Mexicans and foreigners and frequently it is a Mexican citizen who
expresses the opinion publicly that the United States or some other power or powers jointly should intervene.
In the Colonia Juarez last night a gathering of Mexican women of the better class made no secret of their
desire for intervention. Their formal statement of their feeling was as follows:
We are praying for the end of our country's troubles, even through intervention."
Conditions in the capital are steadily growing worse. All business, both public and private, except that con
nected with the war, has ceased. Even the general postofiice has closed its doors and many of its 'employes are carry
ing rifles in the ranks of the federal army.
a - - - - -.-
. ers and miners, forced to flee to prevent
! rirnrpiMtinnK in the eairntrvKirle. All
-I r r ' . .
these refugees are deoendent upon pro
tectioa from the navy, as the rebels
forced suspension of work on railroads
which would have connected the Pacific
coast with the Mexican capital.
REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION.
The application of Diaz to ambassador
Wilson for recognition of his belligerency,
thoneh disposed of for the moment by
' Wilson's waiver of the question, prob-
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JTSpS- cU enquired
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, to Be taken would De in Washington ana
MADERO BATTERIES PLACED
WHERE THEY DRAW FIRE
TQ THE AMERICAN EMBASSr
EXICO CITY, Mex, Feb. 14.
was twice requested by Pedro Lascnrain, the Mexican foreign miniiter,, ta
move the American embassy to another location. The ambassador refused
to consider the suggestion.
The object of the Mexican government's desire to. move the American embassy
is to permit the federal troops to place their cannon in a postiion which would
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alitw "e " "um. uis arsenal "airecuy in line wim tae emoassy.
.a. great, nunoer oi residences occupied oy American duress would thus be
endangered. Despite the refusal of the ambassador to jmove, it is understood that
federal batteries are being placed there.
. Diaz this M asked fraiwenition as a belligerent by the United State
iwma&t, in a flSmal riot - ao - aabaBsadetWil8Brsfatg - tit - hewasHHeB -
pkte control of the city.
Ambassador Wflson replied promptly to the rebel leader, explaining that, while
; s statement might be correct, his own eye was untrained in military affaire
he was not able to see the situation as Diaz explained it He added that he
! was assured by president Madero that the
Two federal batteries of five guns
ESS? t,?' SirC?m, f S?eU! nt0 aie arSeHaL Awther federal battery
posted on San Juan de Letran street, lomed in.
FIRING NEAR LEGATION.
At about 9 oclock the rebel gunners turned their attack away from the national
palace and onto the federal batteries near the British legation, from which the
ffovernment ffunnprn wpr nnnnliiiir thorn n.n,..r..ii
government gunners were pounding them
ANOTHER FOREIGN WOMAN KILLED.
Mrs. Greenfield, mother nf TT.Trro- nrosnfioli omnl.n. - i. TLT.i t:-i.i.
and Power company, a Canadian corooration. was vine a i. choii ; xr;nr;
street during yesterday's fighting, it is
the foreign victims of the battle.
The shells which entered th Torino-
Sg'g" W" T"' H?
witn terntic lorce. Shrapnel was hurled
to ribbons, ripping the floors and walls and
?23 SSteSJ"' thC r0m- The
r..-;.-f iur'c-;ij 1.
- 'i""v-"'' ".-"jr ia is uuw sci in a circle 01 Duuetaoies, wflile the por-'
f oi, P"a ent Taft t, escaped with a single mark. President-elect
Wilsons features were riddled, while at the other end of the line of portraits balls
feBna the"" lodgment'in plenty in the picture of Jefferson.
' PniTATl Ot? VPT1PIV linn T T,
IS BARRICADED IX OFFICE.
Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 1-i. Mrs. J.
K. Hudson. of this city, received a
telegram from her son, Paul Hudson,
editor of the Mexican Herald, which
is printed in English in the City of
Mexico, saying that Mr. Hudson, his
wife and two children, were barricaded
in. the Herald offices near the site "f
the ruined American consulate build-
I ins;. All foreigners. the message
stated, had laid in a store of ammuni
tion and provisions sufficient for thtir
TREVIXO'S 3JBPHEW SEIZES
VICTORIA FOR THE REBELS.
Brownsville, Texas, Feb. 14. Reports
received at Matamoras. Mex.. state
that Victoria, capital of the state of
Tamaulpias, has been captured by a
ncpew of Gen. G. Trevino Trevino,
nephey of Gen. Geronimo. commandVr-in-chief
of the federal troops in north
ern Mexico. The dispatch did not indi
cate that resistance was offered.
UATTIjESHIP ox way to
MEXICO IS DAMAGED.
Caimanera. Cuba, Feb. 14. The
United States battleship Arkansas, en
route to Mexico waters, raa on a coral
reef 400 yards west of Coiba reef at
6 oclock Thursday. Later the war
ship slipped off the reef and anchored.
Water entered some of her compart
ments and a survey was begun at
Five davs of fichhnp in the streets or
the sentiment of Mexicans in regard to
bv the president of the United States
WHAT RECOGNITION MIGHT MEAN.
Probably what Gen. Diaz desires to
secure is a full political recognition of
his status, such as can be secured only
by the issuance by president Taft of a
neutrality proclamation, for as a matter
of fact this is the only manner, though
.fiirict, in which belligerency can De
recognized. Aside from the moral eiiect
of such a proclamation, about the only
eTt,t;t vr,t , mnia ot-iT
prevent the shipment of any more arms
or munitions of war to the Madero gov
merit. United States ambassador Wilson today
ii ... . ... ...
Madero government remained in control.
each stationed near the British legation
learned. This makes three women among
AND WILSON SHOT.
ror.m nf A - !.. ...-
f hJvy -d exlodeu
in all dirrectioas, CHtting the furniture
puncturing in a score of places the por-
rtrait mMt F Z w that
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MORE MilRIXES MA A" IIE
SEXT DOWX TO WEST COAST.
Vallejo, Calif.. Feb. 14. Orders were
received at Mare Island navy yard to
place the special service vessel Glacier
in full commission, and it is believed
the vessel will be dispatched to Mex
ico. Rear admiral. W. H. H. Southerland
requested a guard of marines for the
cruiser South .Dakota, before that ves
sel's departure from San Diego, and 1t
Is believed here that the Glacier wjll
carry the marines to Mexican waters,
with ammunition, field and machine
guns and stores, now being held here
awaiting instructions. The Glacier can
be made ready to sail immediately if
MEX SECURED TO MAX
UXITED STATES TRANSPORTS
New York, N. Y.. Feb. 14. Four hun
dred engineers, firemen, stokers, oilers
and water tenders were enlisted here
yesterday to help man the four army
transports now at Norfolk awaiting or
ders to proceed to Mexico. The men
were hired by Lieut Col. M. G. Zalinsky.
depot quartermaster of the department
of the east. They will leave for Nor
TACOMA SAII.S SOUTH.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 14. The gunboat
Tacoma, with 100 marines, sailed at 2
oclock .yesterday afternoon for Central
American waters. The Tacoma wilt be
in wireless touch with the navy depart
ment on the way down the coast, in
case of necessity.
the capital has, in the opinion of close
intervention than has the whole two-
HIT TO GET
Convent Is Wrecked by Shells From Rebel Artillery
Federal Deserters Give American Ambassador Im
pression That Loyal Troops Are Weakening Diaz
Asks Recognition of United States and Is Re
fused by Ambassador Wilson.
EXICO CITY, Mex., Feb. 14.
placing a series of mines charged with dynamite beneath certain houses
between the national palace and the arsenal. The explosion of these
is to clear a passage four blocks long through which the artillerymen will direct
a mortar fire against Felix Diaz and his army in positions about the arsenaL
The buildings in this section are constructed wall to wall and the district
is densely populated. Residents were warned during the night to evacate their
homes. AH escaped, taking nothing but personal belongmgs.
The fire from the rebel batteries kept up very steadily throughout the morn
ing but at about 1 0 oclock a decrease was noticed in that from the government
artillery while the dynamiting went forward.
TO TRY TO RAZE REBEL FORT.
Gen. Huerta, the federal commander, declared that with a flat trajectory,
the projectiles from the mortars would soon demolish the arsenal. For this
purpose it was necessary to destroy the houses before attempting to dislodge
Felix Diaz late this mornbg issued notice that he was about to increase
the fury of his bombardment of the national palace. He warned non-combatants
to withdraw from the danger zone. More persistent firing on the palace by the
rebels then began.
GOVERNMENT STOPS FIRING.
The federal government gave a. general order to cease firing at 20 mantes
past 2 oclock. Gen. Jose Maria de la Vega, commandmg one division of the
Maderista forces, said that the government troops have been usable to advance.
The Belgian and Cuban ministers in Mexico City were driven frora their
embassies by the artillery fire this afternoon.
FEDERALS REPORTED DESERTING. '
About boob some straggling bands of federal soldiers passed the United
States embassy. It was believed they
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1 - jmtjnm&uMfiamvmtoianomi
for two hours in order to collect the
' came less intense and the rebel artillery
for a short tne.
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! Engagements in the streets were
! federaI forces towards lhe rcbel Positions. In each of them, both sides played
J ,r r, i i en c i - - i m& f,0''-u
1 "" f sma11 arms re and a vkjous play of machine guns.
! l? oclock this morning a convent, five blocks from the national palace,
' was wrecked by a rebel shell and several of the inmates killed.
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The private house of president Madero, situated at the corner of Liverpool
and Berlin streets, was burning at 2 oclock this afternoon. At that hoar the
artillery firing was only casual.
Expert observers declared that Diaz had the advantaee of the aKi: in
some respects, but that the federal commander had an immense superiority in.
numbers and cotild i-nnnt- na nrsrirlltT nniinih .,....:; 3 .
j is also well provided with ammunition for
I FIGHTING NOT
Nothing of a spectacular nature occurred during the morning's operatiess nor
i did the bombardment appear so terrific as that of vesteidavthoB thT,
I stant monotonous ttaJFrf the anVStoi fZbS Z
fire left no doubt that both sides were working crrimlv anil Aur,oai.
Evidences of life on the streets except that displayed by the "military were
lacking. Non-combatants huddled together in their refuges, althoagh some occa-
,u, im luk gduuuei. 01 ue aanger
uwse wisaiBg to learn about developments
Few people, however, took these risks
streets on the run. Evpn tin. fadi ruvn
- -- . -.--. un, 'uu ui vwb. zegioB 01 control ran
while crossmg the streets, since the rebel outposts and rebel sharpshooters were
scattered far beyond the rebel lines and concealed on the roof tosstaa made any
movement perilous. " "'
FIGHTING IS STILL HOT.
f tk?LAX.th 7 f ia streets bret diminution ia the fierceness
of the battle. Up to noon no appreciable gain had been made by either sideT
Ai f huafleoi tiKsaIs of terror stricken non-combatants have grown in
2S? aS WZ w,Bbt.a ia the city uttered a -rayer this mornfcrthTt
one stde or the other might bring to a termination the terrible artillery duel w2ch
has wrecked the cty and caused so much loss of Hie and misery
MADERO IS REINFORCED
T,w, -resdeat MaderJ tart right received more reinforcements. Farther bodies of
troops were expected today. Gen. Blanouet was officially rortedta1L SJS
permission from the department of wtrto leave a JSbXSLi HZ te
. ' Continued on page 4.)
GREATER FORT BLISS"
APPROPRIATION IS PASSED BY SENATE
ASSURED BY CONGRESS
RKATER Fort Bliss is now as
sured. A telegram was received
at 2:15 Friday afternoon b .1
A. Happer. chairman of the chamber of
commerce fort enlargement committee
from congressman W. R. Smith and
senator C. A. Culberson, declaring that
pn appropriation of 52,40 for the en-
senate. We think we are now safe."
Per had been assured by Mr. Smith that
the house would pass the measure if it
ment through the'lenate. Senator Cul
oerson worked verv hini h.i, -
sSitoethe'buT th h
Happer accords him mifh1,
hi. ..v -v.. iiioiw ior
- .. ui
Thursday afternoon Mr. Happer was
advised that the senate had reported
the measure favorably. The house will
mS up the "unsure early next week
The appropriation provides funds
for eight troop barracks to cost $101.--se.
one band barracks to cost $6611.
13 stables costing a total of $63 500:
shops, quartermaster's stables, guard
stables and other buildings $14 S00
VfY ?" house $20,000; two ha he.1.s
" one ordnance storehouse for
ammunition $3,000; 15 single officers'
quarters Ii4.i00: non-mmiinnil
luariers ?lo,::0: water an 1 J
$20,620 a budiret for heating 1
Federal engineers this monaog began
were deserters and the impression grew
r t .
finmoty onriaaiwieck-Je mahngc a toiee
dead and1 wouaded. The federal fire be-
ako slackened slightly, but this was only
rwerwiiiaierl rv iIk i-Aoiao f il
the present, ,
zone and were welcomed
as cosrkrs by
in other quarters.
and when tkv ma tiioo- ,nj ..
itu. v: i r . .
prepared by the quartermasters' -1 -partment
call fo.- steel and conert .e
construction of all buildings at the -larged
post. Including the stables, o.
ricers' quarters, hay barns and or1
nance storehouse. This will make t.ie
new Fort Bliss fireproof. The of fi
xers and non-commissioned officer
quarters will be of mission design, -n
Keeping with the location of the foi t.
and will be built In the form of doubl;
and single, one story bungalows.
The agreement of the senate Friday to
Bliss appropriation, terminates a fight
L which has been in progress for the pat
f two years for greater Ft. Bliss. Chamber
of commerce committees " have been
active in furthering the movement for
"This will eventually mean a brigade
post at Fort Bliss," Mr. Happer said
Thursday. "We were told in WasTrlig
ton not to go after the li igade post
here at this time, f'-r tV..r that v.e
would get nothing Bi army ni'n
aree that there shoul.l fo a brlgaie
post here 111 addition to ,-i. one .t
Port Sam Houston, ami a 'he regi
mental povt now be ' - ired. the
next move will he to l. i't a se -ond
brigaiie post for Ii-ib at F
Bliss. There will be infantry and a -t
ill r at this post for the pres. -it i'
m'n the full rccimnrt
will h, th tiiuial-'U
f UHI'I 1
f & bria'e
and lighting $.',-.,600 lhe