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EL PASO, TEXAS.
February 18, 1913-12 Pages
Unsettled Tonight and Wednee-
MEXICAN REBELS STEAL RAPID
. 5. SOLDI
MACHINE gun belonging to the machine g-m platoon of the 13th cavalry, stationed at Hachita; N. M.,
was stolen from Ac cavalry camp Sunday night, together with a large quantity of ammunition, said to have
amounted to 9000 rounds. Quartermaster supplies are also reported to have been taken. It is believed tnat
the rebek got the ( gun and supplies.
The theft of the machine gun was first reported in El Paso by .L. T. Bryant, of 624 Stewart street, who came
from Hachka Monday evening. Later the reported trfef t was Verified by telegraph and by press dispatches from
Douglas. Maj. W. T. Clark, district adjutant at Fort Bliss said Tuesday morning that he had had no report of
the robbery and CapL Hunt, in charge of the quartermaster depot here, had not been advised of any quartermaster
supplies having been taken from the substation at Hachita.
According to the advices from Hachita, the machine gun was taken Sunday night, but was not missed until
Monday morning, when Lieut. "Walter H. Neill, in command of the platoon, reported to the deputy sheriff at Ha
chita that the gun was missing and asked for assistance in locating a number of Mexicans who had been seen around
the camp, but who had disappeared about the time the gun was stolen. It is believed that the gun was stolen by rebel
sympathizers on the American side of the border, and hustled across the line to the Mexican side for the use of the
rebek under Salazar, who have been encamped south of Palomas.
A smuggling expedition is also reported to have taken across 1800 khaki suits and an equal number of shoes
near Columbus, N. M., for the rebels below Palomas.
To one of his. American friends recently. Gen. Salazar bragged that he would steal one of the machine gums
from the American, soldiers when he needed it.
The artillery at Fort Bliss was out for draft practice Tuesday morning. This gave rise to the facetious re
port that it was being removed from the fort to prevent the rebels from getting the guns.
, The Hachita occurrence is only paralleled by an inci dent at El Paso during the Madero revolution, when rebels
kidnapped the old McGinty cannon from the center of th e town, returning the piece at the conclusion of hostilities.
WANT II. S
Tn oiiv Tiir
Arizona Senator Hopes It
Would Run Them Better
Than Reclamation Work.
. IN BOTH HOUSES
PHOTOOX. ARIZ.. Feb. 18. Dedar-taj-Rrar
it Is worth, it's, minute
to discuss the vital questions that
confront the republic, senator A. A.
WoYsley spent half an hoar yesterday
afternoon, denouncing the trusts and
advocating, the passage of his memorial
to congress favoring the government
ownersnip of all railroads, telephone
and telegraph lines.
Worsley's speech, a lively passage at
arms between senator C. B. Wood and 1
president Cunniff. and a sharp division
over Hughes's bill to permit the state f
to sire to private institutions land re- I
quired for educational purposes, were J
the features of an interesting and busy
afternoon in the upper house.
President Cunniff reminded the sen- '
ators several times that this legislature 1
is costing tne state xz a minute, in
committee of the whole, where all the
fun was had, senator Wood said that
lie was sorry the president hd not re
membered how much the legislature
was costing the state a few minutes
before, wnen a filibuster was in pro
gress in opposition to the Hughes bill.
"I take exception to those remarks,"
said Cunniff, springing to his feet.
"Last session the gentleman from Mari
copa engaged in a filibuster himself; he
will admit it At that time I extended
undue courtesies to him."
Wood continued smiling and kept on
talking about the Worsley memorial.
The speech of senator Worsley came
a little later, when a motion that
the committee recommend the indefi
nite postponement of Worsley's me
morial was under consideration. For
nearly 30 minutes Worsley spoke on
the oppression of the common people bv
In conclusion Worsley declared that
If the government did not take some
steps toward national ownership the
people would take the matter into "their
Senator Wessel declared, that if the
railroads were owned bv the govern
ment and run the same as the reclama
tion service is run, they would be prac
tically worthless as a means of trans
portation. In reply Worsley said that
the Yuma project could have been built
a million dollars cheaper, and the Salt
river project for several million less,
had the government owned its own
The motion to postpone indefinitely
the Worsley memorial was adopted by
a -rote of 10 to 8. as follows:
yes Breen. Chase. Lovin, Pace. Rob
r rts. Sims. Wessel, Willis. Homer Wood.
Noes Brown. Davis. Harrison, Hecht
man. H-jghes, Kinney. C. B. Wood.
The Carnegie laboratory.
Senate bill No. 6. by Hughes went
over for consideration in committee
of the whole after a fight lasting more
than an hour. This is the bill designed
to cover the situation at Tucson where
it is desired to give the Carnegie des
ert laboratory title to 380 acres of prac
tically worthless land held for the uni
versity of Arizona. There is a big
building fund for the laboratory which
cannot be used on rented ground.
To Lose Big Sam.
"Davis pointed out that were the
laboratory not to receive the land de-
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CURRY WANTS U. S. TO
GRAB PART OF MEXICO
Washington, D. C, Feb. 18. Repre-
tentative Geo. Curry, of New Mexico. J
t,w ot th. whit. tow h.
today at the .White House, told presi
dent Taft that the United States must
intervene in Mexico some time, and
there is no u&e putting it off any longer.
"American interests in Mexico are
too extensive and there are too many
citizens of this country there to per
mit the deplorable conditions of the
last two years to go on. I do not see
how intervention is to be put off
longer," he declared.
"We have got to put enough troops
in there to see that no disaster comes
. tiicm Our first step will be to take
tin. citj of Mexico and then to take
New President Will Find
His Hands Full From the
Moment He Begins.
i CONGRESS DIVIDED:
WAR IS POSSIBLE
(By Wlnfleld JonesA- -
WASHINGTON, D. CL, Feb. 18.
Storm clouds are gathering to
greet the incoming adminis
tration, which is to assume control of
all branches of the government in two ,
the new president will face trouble
some conditions from the outset. His
friends, say he is entirely competent to
cope ""with all the threatening elements,
and that he will quickly dissipate the
clouds and show himself able to handle
An acute and dangerous phase of he
Mexican trouble; rumblings of revolu
tion in Central American states; a dip
Inmatin nrnhlem of first magnitude In i
the British complaint on the Panama I and the defence asked for a eontinu
toll nolicv: friction amnncr house demo- ! ance. This was taken under advisement
crats over appropriations, tariff and i
currency; bitter wrangling in the sen- j
ate between the radical and conserva- ;
tive wings of the Democratic party, i
and differences of opinion over repeal
of the Panama toll legislation are a
few of the elements of unhappinesa
awaiting president Wilson's adminis
Outside of purely governmental af
fairs and beyond his control are threat
ened labor strikes and unsettled busi
ness, the latter incident upon tariff
If a crisis can be tided over until the
new administration takes hold, the new
government will find itself equipped
not only with responsibility for hand
ling the Mexican problem, but with full
political, executive and legislative
power not possessed by president Taft
Tvro to Make a AVar.
"It takes two to- make a quarrel."
the old adge says, and under the
American form of government, it takes
more than one to declare war; congress
must ' have the final say. President
Wilson will have control of both
branches of congress, of the appropria
tions committee to furnish the sinews
of war, and he and his cabinet and c6n
gress can do whatever they like.
There have been rumblings of fric
tion among Democrats in congress for
several weeks, heard by everybody, but
comment upon them is minimized out of
consideration for the incoming pr-sl-dent
Developments of the past few
days, however, have brought the
trouble to the boiling-over point
The impassioned and almost bitter
protest of chairman Fitzgerald, of the
appropriations committee, in the house,
made public record of one feature of
Democratic disaffection. Chairman
Underwood replied to his colleague and
this still further called attention to un
satisfactory party conditions.
Two Tariff pactions,
Everybody knows there
tariff factions among the Democrats, j
Ai-rfnrlwxr aii tn flitprees or reduction of 1
differing as to degrees or reduction of
tariff rates in the several schedules
-and the friction may be further in
tensified with the arrival of the untried
men among the newly elected Demo
cratic membership. While the leaders
expect to be able to fight out their dif
ferences in caucus, and present a solid
front in the house, the situation is
serious enough to cause them many
In the senate the feeling between the
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charge of the three northern states,
Chihuahua, Sonora and Coahuila
. "I o not think we will ever want
annex all of Mexico, out we win
want the three northern states and we
could hold them with no large number
or men. These three states are domi
nated bv Americans and American
mone if we should take them, they
would be quickly populated by Ameri
cans and would become garden spots
of, the southwest.
We ought also to have Magdalena
bay and Southern California. The bal
ance of the country we would not care
for. Thp Mexicans themselves have
found it difficult to handle the three
northern tat- and would probably be
glad to get iid of them."'
Witnesses Testify That They
Do Not Believe Ross Can
Get Fair Hearing Here. '
BY JUDGE JACKSON
F tBHB McMft
police, or the
a jury, a defendant who has been.
fighting gambling here, cannot get a
fair trial." This was the testimony
of Horace B. Stevens, a witness for the
defence in the applies Hon for a change of
venue made by L E. Ross on the
grounds that 'a dangerous combination
exists against him on the part of the
police, the "rebels and their sympa
thizers and the gamblers in the eity,
which he stated were both" influential
Judge Jackson this afternoon over
ruled the motion for a change of venue
by judge Jackson, but no decision had
been given at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday.
The testimony of the witnesses for
tne defence relative to the gambling
investigations tnat had been made
Tins'. fnrtiAtel that thftv xv&ra rt aiMh
a public nature that they should have
teen discovered by the police, and for :
that reason Ross bad incurred the
.nmitv nf th. dorartmant hv Yiio wnrV 1
In the further effort to prove that
sucn a prejudice exists against Ross !
that would make it impossible for hinrfl
to get a rair trial nere, his attorney,
John T. Hill, placed witnesses on the
stand to testify to the cases of viola
tions of the neutrality laws that had
been Investigated by Ross, and on
whose information, it was stated, in
dictments had been returned.
A. and Robert Krakauer who testi
fied that they were indicted in the fed
eral court on a charge of conspiracy to
smuggle arms, figured prominently
among the alleged violators In this re
spect Both" denied on the stand that
they had employed any member of the
Western Detective agency to watch
Ross, and said they would exert no in
fluence against Ross in his trial. That
both Ross and the rangers had been
hounded by detectives of that agency
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Free Tickets to Campbell SKows for
x All Children: Quests of the Herald
THK teachers are much pleased to
know The Herald is to give it's
children's big carnival day on
Saturday. It does not interfere with
the studies of the little ones; and,
too, the mammas can take an after-
noon off to visit the big: Campbell
A Herald reporter visited the winter
quarters and reports everything get
ting In readiness. The big horses
and trucks are already drawing the
new Ferrte wheel and the Merry-go-round,
and other devices to the
El Paso has had many carnival com
panies but never in its history one on
such an elaborate scale as "Camp
bell's Big Shows." It is a collection
of good amusements fit for families
The children will see educational
features, exciting features, and have
plenty of merriment and the mammas
and papas will enjoy seeing the lit
tle ones enjoy themselves.
The Herald has bought this big
opening day for the children. Noth
ing will be left undone to make Herald
day at the "Campbell's Big Shows,"
one to be remembered
Tichets will be distributed free to
all children in El Paso next Saturday
afternoon at 1 oclock at The Herald
office. There are no strings attached.
Every child who comes to The Herald
office will get a ticket of admission
to every, ope of the shows.
SHOOTS AT HOWUKG DOG:
11REAKS WIXDOW IX I.ATTA HOME
Dogs were howling in the Sunset
Heights section between one and two
oclock Tuesday morning. Some sleeper
who was aroused, instead of throwing
an old boot at them, flreu a shot The
bullet broke a window in tne home of
W. B Latta at T16 Wfst Boulevard- No
body was injured, but the man whf
fired toe shot was not found.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Lascurain Is Authority for State
' ment That He Will Submit to Naming a President
Ad Interim and Stop the Fighting.
Mexico City, Feb. 1 8. President Madero agreed today in principle to the appointment of a president ad interim, to
restore order in Mexico and supervise a new election. .
The announcement that Madero had agreed to the appointment of a provisional president was made by the Mexican
foreign minister, senor Lascurain. , ,
Desultory cannon fire from both the rebel and federal positions was still in progress at noon. The general Dehet, how
ever, was gaining that a settlement of some kind would be reached before night.
: Soon after noon firing practically ceased for some un-
E AMERICAN EMBASSY
Fighting Occurs in Quarters Close to United States Le
gation in Mexico State Department and Foreign
Powers Pleased With Steps United States Has
Taken Many Foreigners Are Still in Im
minent Danger in Mexican Capital.
ASHTNGTON, D. C, Feb. 18. A
been killed during heavy fighting in the vicinity" of the American em
bassy at Mexico City." Many bullets have entered the embassy, bat
only slight damage has been done.
With sickness and famine confronting the people of Mexico City, the White
and Red Cross organizations have been disbanded owing to their internal political
intrigues. Ambassador Wilson has established an embassy relief organization.
DIAZ SPREADING HIS LIKES.
I Gen. Diaz and his rebel command mav
tefrOauhiiunt. dfcgsectfeaf. ,Mexko-Ci4ytccoraiBffia.,Jipatch Diaz- is.
cltft-ge out to get reported to have advanced, his line to the corner of Inenrgentes and Niia streets,
apparently with the intention of attacking a nearby battery.
Although federal firing was vigorous throughout yesterday, ambassador Wilson
reports that he was unable to discover that it had inflicted any damage to the
citadel, although much damage was done to other buildings and many people were
Knox Is Satisfied. ,
Secretary- Knox told president Taft .
and the cabinet today that, notwith
standing all the fierce fighting in the
City of Mexico for the hist eight days,
there had been no infraction of the rules
of civilized war, or of the principles
of international law, as wqiikl warrant
any interference by the United States.
The .responsiveness of, both president
Madero and Gen. Diaz he said, to, the
suggestions of ambassador Wilson, in the
capacity of dean of the diplomatic corps
in the Mexican capital, have been so
complete and satisfactory as to justify
officials, in tlieir opinion, for the strictly
neutral attitude observed by the United
ci-toc Tt. was nntwl tht vostr.lv tW
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federal batteries that threatened to draw
1. Question How many black
beans will make five white ones?
2. Q. What kin is that child to its
father who is not its father's own
3. Q. What smells most in a drag
4. Q. What Is that which every
one can divide but no one can. see
where it has been divided?
5. Q. Spell hard water with three
Answers will be found under their
appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
large number of Mexican federals have
soon be In full control of the residential
the fire of the rebels unon the legation
quarter were promptly removed bv Gen.
lluerta upon the request of the American
, . Foreign Powers Pleased.
Apparently the policy adopted by the
United States in dealing with the Mexi
eansituation has met with the unquali
ited approval of the European powers.
JJnring the last week, secretary Knox
has talked with several of the ambassa-
i dors. In no instance Has there been a
disposition to criticise the administra
tion for not interfering.
Federals Are Concentrated.
Mexican federal troops were last night
withdrawn from all exposed points and
concentrated near the national palace,
which has been placed in charge of 'Gen.
Bianquetf s command, according to a state
department report today.
Consul Canada at Veracruz reported to
day that 200 American refugees and
several hundred other foreigners had ar
rived from Mexico City. Many more
were pouring into the city, some ia a
-titute condition. Mr. Canada, through
a committee, has raised enough money
to feed them for two days.
Foreigners in Danger.
Hundreds of American and other for
eigners desirous of leaving Mexico City
are prevented because continued firing
makes it impossible for them to make
the necessary preparations.. Terminatkm
of the "armistice Sunday afternoon pre-
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! known reason.
Between 9 and 10 oclock the rebel
Neither side had yet made any use of mortar fire, as had,been threateaed.
FEDERALS FORCED TO RETIRE.
About 10 oclock the firing became hotter and the big guns of the rebefa at the
arsenal were brought into play on the national palace with a fierce fire. The
palace itself was threatened with an attack by bodies of rebek who had made a
The situation of the government forces became so critical that one strong de
tachment of federal troops retired from the capital before noon and marched in
the direction of Cuernavaca. 40 miles to the southward.
' FIRING ALL NIGHT.
Firing went on practically the whole night from both the federal and rebel po
sitions. In the total darkness it was impossible t ascertain whether any advan
tage had been gained by either side.
At dawn the artillery duel died down gradually and finally ceased at 5:15.
No reason for the cessation of hostilities was known.
Up to a quarter past 8 the fighting had not been renewed.
The 10th day of the civil war in the capital found virtually no change ia the
position of the antagonists.
BREAK IN HOSTILITIES.
It was thought that the break in the battle meant merely a change of tactics,
as the leaders of the government troops were preparing for aggressive actios
against the rebel positions.
It is said they intend using dynamite grenades and mortars throwing dyna
mite sheik. This is virtually what was announced by president Madero last night.
Important developments are expected to take place in the course of the day.
BATTERIES NEAR EMBASSY.
One rebel battery has been placed in a poaiti . west of Nisza street within a
block of the United States embassy and another fear blocks east of the embassy.
Up U 9 oclock, however, these batteries, as well as the federal cannon, had
maintained silence and everybody ia the
t Madero received the reiAy
from president Taft to his telegram
protesting against intervention, is
which president Taft assured Mm that
the reports that it was the intention af
the United States government to Inter-
vence. were inaccurate, ne saia:
"I never expected anythinjc less than
this. 1 regard it as satisfactory and
.Federals Xot Aggreaslvc.
The fighting continued throughout
Monday, but tne federal guns were in
effective in dislodging the rebels from
their entrenched and iortified positions.
Furthermore, the federals did not show
the same aggressiveness which char
acterised their action in the first days
ot the battle, mis is believed to be '
due to the fact that they realise that i
for the present, the government forces ;
are not of sufficient strength to de
feat the rebels.
Gen. Huerta announced, however, that
he expected soon to begin a flanking
movement in which bombs would be
used at short range.
Gen. Blariuet, It is again, declared,
is loyal to the government and will be
placed in command of the reserves at
the national palace.
President Madero Continues Sangnine
Madero appears sanguine of the ulti
mate suceesa of the federal army. He
declared he was optimistic regarding
the outlook and that he had been of
fered support of all kinds. In his opin
ion. Zapata, the guerilla leader, is not
a supporter of Diaz in the present
Nearly all the noncombatants have
moved out of the real danger zone.
Bread and corn meal are abundant in
the capital and are being distributed
among the poor.
May Arrest de la Barm.
It is reported that Francisco de la
Barra will be arrested at the first op
portunity for alleged complicity in the
The federals were preparing last'
night to use dynamite bombs in an as
sault on the Diaa positions.
X sustained attack by the federals
against the Young Men's Christian as
sociation building yesterday afternoon
was repulsed by the rebels. The rebels
had advanced their lines and appear to
be getting the best of the fighting.
An American named Gibbons was
wounded while crossing a street near
the embassy Monday afternoon.
Sews By Coarler.
Mexico City. Mexico, Feb. It. (By
courier to Teracrua.) Gen. Mondragon.
in charge oX the military operations for
Gen. Diaz, on Sunday morning was con
fident of the success of the revolution
ary movement. He was then at the ar
senal and had no hesitancy in conduct
ing the Associated Press correspondent
about the place.
The arsenal appeared to have suf
fered little from the fedesal guns. Two
shells had penetrated the aotathern wing
of the building, causing some destruc
tion within, but it was saidV-and re
ports from the commanders appeared
to bear out the assertion that the
REBELS RAID RANCHES
HORSES AND GUNS ARE TAKEN
NEAR ALPINE, TEXAS
ALPINE, Tex, Feb. 18. Kve Mexicans, said to be rebels, have stolen six
horaas, two saddles and four rubs hefoafiiBf: te W. B. Hancock and tw)
saddles belonging to L. E. -Haley, and made off with their prouder toward
the border. Two of thenu who have recently bees working on the Hancock ranch,
claim to he ex-officers of Orosco's army. They have been buying ammunition
freely in Alpine.
Two negroes riding sooth of Alpine met the Mexicans heavily armed, and
one of the negroes recognised the horses as ponies he had broken. He sent his
companion to Alpine and himself followed the trail of the Mexicans.
Shriff J. A. Walton and a posse set out at once, and the border patrol has been
notified in spite of the fact that the Mexicans cut the TorHngua wires in five
The two men who claim to be insurreetos have been in Alpine since they were
dismissed from the Hancock ranch. The other three are unknown, but are sap
posed to belong to a band of insurreetos who have been stealing and burning alonz
the border. It is generally believed that they will be unable to escape.
artillery came into action only casually.
vxamty waited in anxiety for what was to
' 1 1 i
number of dead, and Injured within the
fortress was lesa than 100 all told. T!-
commissary department was welt
stocked with provisions and he claims
his treasury department is well sup
plied with funds. The men are recer. -ing
two pesos a day. are contented an i
in fine spirits.
Offers of American Help.
Gen. MondragbTi gave the Informa
tion that Gen. Diaz had received offer?
of money in substantial quantities from
persons in the United States.
Forty men of Gen. Blanquet's di'
sion, it was asserted at the arsenal
joined Diaz Saturday night, some of
their officers accompanying them, and
it was added that deserters from tha
federal lines joined the rebel forces
Gen. Mondragon attributed the few
casualties in the rebel ranks to the
poor aim of the government artillerj -men.
Most of the federal shells, he said.
i passed high . over his position, often
falling into the federal ranks beyond.
Federals Break the Armistice.
It was the federal forces that pre
cipitated hostilities which broke the
armistice on Sunday. Operations were
resumed without warning when the
rebels fired upon the federals who
were seeking to advance their lines up
on the west side of the arsenal.
The movement was observed by the
outposts and the word was passed to
Capt. Delgado. commander of the west
wing of the rebels. He at once gave
orders to check the advance.
The firing in that section quick v
provoked a return fire from the fed
eral positions, and within 10 minutes
the big guns of both forces were in
action as fiercely as in any period of.
Federals Use "Water Mains.
Immense water mains lying ready for
instalation were said to have been used
by the government soldiers to approach
the enemy's lines.
The American ambassador and other
diplomatic representatives received as
surances earlier in the day that the
armistice would be extended to S a. tn
Monday. as the retreat of foreigners
from the firing zone had not been com
pleted. The ambulances of the Red Cross
soolety have ceased attempting to re
move the dead and are devoting their
entire attention to the wounded. The
dead are-being gathered by the city's
street cleaning department wagons and
From various sources it ia estimated
that, owing to the promiscnous firing;
of cannon, there has been a great loss
of life among noncombatants.
Madero Mast Resign.
G-n. Mondragon said that peace was
earnestly desired by Gen. Diaz, bu:
only on condition that Madero, Jose
Pino Suares. the vice president, and the
entire Madero cabinet relinquish their
Gen. Rafael Davtllo, who was in com
mand of the arsenal, when It fell irto
the hands of Diaz a week ago, and M u
Lopez Figueroa. chief of police of the
citadel, who was taken prisoner later,
still are held by Gen. Diaz. It was re
ported that both had been executed.